Community Calendar

Nov
20
Sat
Yuletide at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 20 2021 @ 10:00 AM – Jan 2 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Celebrate the season with a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. The Yuletide tour at Winterthur showcases rooms in Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated in full holiday splendor, including specialty decorated trees that celebrate the garden, and du Pont family traditions. The displays are inspired by the traditions and festivities of the season as enjoyed by H. F. du Pont and his family.

Special holiday programs throughout the season include Wonderful Wednesdays in December, evening events featuring live jazz performances, caroling, and workshops. In addition to the Wednesday evening festivities, visitors can enjoy a live one-man performance of A Christmas Carol by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, wine and cocktail tastings, and family events with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

Visit our galleries to see a magical 18-room dollhouse as well as our newest exhibitions, Outside In: Nature-Inspired Design at WinterthurLady of the House, Ruth Wales du PontTransformations: Contemporary Artists at Winterthur; and Bearing Witness.

Included with admission. Open New Year’s Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Dec
4
Sat
Master Craft: Three Rings, One Class! @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 4 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn three techniques for making unique, fashionable rings featuring stamped aluminum, wire, and beads.

Each ring can be made adjustable or fit to size. These one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry make a perfect holiday gift or wearable art for yourself. Materials provided. Registration required.

Call 800-448-3883 to register.

Dec
7
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Dec 7 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Dec
8
Wed
A Christmas Carol, Live! @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 8 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

See Scrooge as you’ve never seen him before in this captivating, lively one-man show performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. The timeless holiday classic comes to life as Gerald Dickens performs 26 characters himself with only a table, wing chair, and hat rack with him on stage. Experience this energetic, unique, and memorable rendition of the beloved holiday story that continues to delight audiences across the country and abroad. Advance tickets recommended. Performance only: $30; $25, Winterthur and DMNH members; $15, children under 12. Performance and general admission: $40; $20, children under 12.

December 8, 2021: 1pm
December 9, 2021: 1pm; 6pm

Wonderful Wednesdays @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 8 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Spend an evening enjoying the holidays at Winterthur. Tour the decorated mansion, toast marshmallows by the fire, savor a seasonal cocktail, listen to live jazz, choose a unique gift at our newly opened museum store, and sing along with carolers. Each evening features a different performer and special workshop. Includes Yuletide Tour, live jazz, and caroling. Food and drink available for purchase. Additional fee for workshops. Included with admission. Free for Winterthur and DMNH members. House tours be reservation only, with limited capacity. Admission (no house tour) $10.

Jazz Performers:

December 1 Cartoon Christmas Trio

December 8 Tony Smith Quartet

December 15 Sharon and Shawn Trio

December 22 The Q Factor

December 29 The Greg Farnese Quartet

 

Dec
9
Thu
Meditative Mandalas @ Rockdale Art Center
Dec 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Rockdale Art Studio Presents Meditative Mandalas.  Choose to join this in-person, monthly class. Local artist Erika Matyok will lead you in creating a mandala on paper using a meditative process. Receive guidance through the drawing process, but also incorporate relaxation and meditative aspects into your artwork. Choose from different sizes and color papers, or choose to make note cards.  Using a variety of artist pens, markers, and colored pencils. All supplies are included. A wonderful way to relax and get creative!

 

Mandala drawing

Dec
10
Fri
Crafternoon: DIY Bottlebrush Trees @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 10 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Creatively connect with objects in the museum, garden, and library collections, while you chat with other craft enthusiasts. Each session pairs objects or themes represented at Winterthur with crafty inspiration. Every project is designed to be fun!

Whimsical bottle brush trees dot the Yuletide landscape. Learn how to make your own from a wide variety of materials and get a head start on creating your own festive forest.

Two Sessions:
10am-12pm or
1pm-3pm

Registration required. $20; $15 for Winterthur and DMNH members. Call 800.448.3883 to register.

Dec
11
Sat
The Winter Arts Festival
Dec 11 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, December 11, 10 am – 4 pm

Join us as we transform the Museum and grounds into an immersive, winter wonderland. Escape with your friends and family to the Copeland Sculpture Garden decked with regional artisans, quality jewelers, local fine food and beverage purveyors, and the nourishing and festive sounds of strolling carolers. Our ever-growing market will include seasonal fare available for purchase. Our warm and welcoming Museum Store has curated fabulous literary and holiday gift-giving needs. For the first time, a trackless train and conductor will glide through our festival grounds, the perfect ride for younger attendees and those young at heart.

Delaware Art Museum located at 2301 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19806

Songs of the Season with the Choir School of Delaware @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 11 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Enjoy old and new favorites during this special holiday concert. The two-part program amplifies messages of diversity and hope for this festive season. The Ballad of the Brown King, a Christmas cantata composed by Margaret Bonds in collaboration with poet Langston Hughes, opens the program. This multi-movement choral work focuses on Balthazaar, the “Brown King” of ‘We Three Kings” fame, who traveled to Bethlehem to witness the nativity scene. Holiday works composed and arranged by musicians of color round out this concert.

$35; $25 for Winterthur and DMNH members. $10 for students (ages 12-18).  Free for children 11 and under.  Ticket includes admission to Winterthur’s galleries and gardens.  $10 upgrade for house tour.  Reservations recommended.

Dec
15
Wed
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 15 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Spend an evening enjoying the holidays at Winterthur. Tour the decorated mansion, toast marshmallows by the fire, savor a seasonal cocktail, listen to live jazz, choose a unique gift at our newly opened museum store, and sing along with carolers. Each evening features a different performer and special workshop. Includes Yuletide Tour, live jazz, and caroling. Food and drink available for purchase. Additional fee for workshops. Included with admission. Free for Winterthur and DMNH members. House tours be reservation only, with limited capacity. Admission (no house tour) $10.

Jazz Performers:

December 1 Cartoon Christmas Trio

December 8 Tony Smith Quartet

December 15 Sharon and Shawn Trio

December 22 The Q Factor

December 29 The Greg Farnese Quartet

 

Dec
18
Sat
Wreath laying
Dec 18 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Chester County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with Wreaths Across America will hold a ceremony, laying wreaths on 580 veteran graves on Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery to honor and remember their service.

Dec
22
Wed
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 22 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Spend an evening enjoying the holidays at Winterthur. Tour the decorated mansion, toast marshmallows by the fire, savor a seasonal cocktail, listen to live jazz, choose a unique gift at our newly opened museum store, and sing along with carolers. Each evening features a different performer and special workshop. Includes Yuletide Tour, live jazz, and caroling. Food and drink available for purchase. Additional fee for workshops. Included with admission. Free for Winterthur and DMNH members. House tours be reservation only, with limited capacity. Admission (no house tour) $10.

Jazz Performers:

December 1 Cartoon Christmas Trio

December 8 Tony Smith Quartet

December 15 Sharon and Shawn Trio

December 22 The Q Factor

December 29 The Greg Farnese Quartet

 

Dec
25
Sat
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
29
Wed
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Spend an evening enjoying the holidays at Winterthur. Tour the decorated mansion, toast marshmallows by the fire, savor a seasonal cocktail, listen to live jazz, choose a unique gift at our newly opened museum store, and sing along with carolers. Each evening features a different performer and special workshop. Includes Yuletide Tour, live jazz, and caroling. Food and drink available for purchase. Additional fee for workshops. Included with admission. Free for Winterthur and DMNH members. House tours be reservation only, with limited capacity. Admission (no house tour) $10.

Jazz Performers:

December 1 Cartoon Christmas Trio

December 8 Tony Smith Quartet

December 15 Sharon and Shawn Trio

December 22 The Q Factor

December 29 The Greg Farnese Quartet

 

Jan
1
Sat
New Years Day
Jan 1 all-day

Wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

New Year’s Day Calling @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jan 1 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Celebrate New Year's Day in the tradition of the du Pont family's annual event. They offered hospitality to those who would come to visit on New Year's Day to exchange season's greetings. Begin 2022 with a Yuletide tour and craft activities for all ages. Enjoy Winterthur holiday hospitality-hot chocolate, cookies, and the gift of a paperwhite bulb to bloom in your home.

Jan
4
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Jan 4 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Jan
6
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jan 6 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.

Jan
7
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Jan 7 @ 5:00 PM
Jan
28
Fri
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Jan 28 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Feb
1
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Feb 1 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Feb
3
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Feb 3 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.

Feb
4
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Feb 4 @ 5:00 PM
Feb
26
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Feb 26 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Mar
1
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Mar 1 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Mar
3
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 3 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.

Mar
4
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Mar 4 @ 5:00 PM
Mar
26
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Mar 26 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Apr
1
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Apr 1 @ 5:00 PM
Apr
5
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Apr 5 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!