Calendar

Feb
18
Mon
Draw-a-Thon
Feb 18 @ 10:00 AM

14th Semi-Annual Draw-a-Thon

Join us for a day of drawing on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 18! With 3 different model sessions throughout the day, this is a great opportunity to explore the figure and enhance your drawing skills. Register for 1, 2 or all three sessions. The draw-a-thon begins at 10am!

https://public.chestercountyarts.org/public/FeaturedClass.faces?wrkid=6633

100 North Bradford Avenue, WC, PA 19382

National Wine Drink Day – Chaddsford Winery
Feb 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday, February 18 from 11 AM - 5 PM

Talk about a reason to celebrate!  Its National Drink Wine Day, and we want to raise a glass with you.

Stop on in to the Winery anytime between 11 am-5 pm, and enjoy a Traditional Wine Tasting on us.

You'll select and sample 7 one-ounce servings of wine from across our portfolio.

Plus (as if you needed more convincing) - enjoy 10% off all bottle purchases so you can go home with your favorite wines.

There's no better way to spend #NationalDrinkWineDay!

Feb
19
Tue
BBPA Revolutionary Dining Series
Feb 19 @ 6:00 PM

BBPA Revolutionary Dining Series

featuring a talk by Glenn F. Williams, Ph.D:

"The Siege of Yorktown:

The Decisive Engagement of the American Revolution"

 Brief Description: This talk will provide a better understanding of how Franco-American forces were able to destroy the combat power of a major British field army defending a well-fortified position without resorting to a bloody frontal assault.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6pm

Registration Cost*: $50.00pp online (PayPal)

*Includes: Meal (Salad, Entrée, Dessert), Lecture, Q&A session

Where: The Gables at Chadds Ford / 423 Baltimore Pike Chadds Ford, Pa 19317

Registration & Additional Information: www.brandywinebattlefield.org/revwardining / 610 459 3342

Feb
20
Wed
Creative Escape: Printed Totes @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Feb 20 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come to the Brandywine River Museum of Art to unwind, mingle and make art! Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists, this program features a hands-on printmaking activity. Participants will follow simple instructions to carve a linoleum block to create a beautiful printed image or pattern on a canvas tote. No experience necessary. Program fee includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB! Register online or by phone at 610-388-8326.

Feb
21
Thu
Children’s Read Aloud Tours @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Feb 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this fun program. Online registration is requested. For more details, please contact the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org. The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

“Let’s get Digital” Teacher Workshop @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Feb 21 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Discover how to access Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Fine Art and Research Center Collections online and use the images to create robust and meaningful classroom lessons in a variety of subject areas. Letters for teachers to submit for Act 48 credit will be provided.

Feb
22
Fri
Unionville High School Used Book Sale @ Unionville High School
Feb 22 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Unionville High School is hosting the annual Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale, starting on Friday, Feb. 22 from 4-9pm in the gymnasium.  The sale continues Saturday, Feb 23 from 8am-1:30pm and a $10 bag sale from 2-4pm.  Bags will be provided; please do not bring your own.  Approximately 75,000+ used books for sale, across 30+ different genres with a large Children’s/Young Adults Area and Special Collections Area.  Refreshments and food will be available.  There is sure to be something for everyone.   Please visit us at www.uhsbooksale.org for more information. Snow Date March 1st and 2nd.

Volunteer Appreciation Night
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM

Chadds Ford Township will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at Turners Mill, the municipal building, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.

Feb
23
Sat
Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration @ Tyler Arboretum
Feb 23 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration

Saturday, February 23, 8am – 1pm. Snow date: Saturday, March 2

 

Join us for our ever popular annual celebration of all

things maple syrup-related, and, of course, pancakes!

 

Take a stroll through our maple sugaring stations and discover

how the tasty topping we all know and love gets turned

from sap into syrup. Explore Tyler’s Great Nature Reads

with kids activities and learn about the impact climate

change has on maple syrup - both led by the Penn State

Brandywine Sustainovation Team.

 

Then satisfy your appetite with our famous all-you-can-eat

pancake and sausage breakfast. Fun and food for all the family.

Bring a group! Rain or shine event, snow date March 2.

 

Adults $16, Children (ages 3-12) $10, 2 and under FREE. Buy your Pancake Breakfast tickets online at TylerArboretum,org

 Pre-registration not required; tickets available through the Visitor Center at the event.

Unionville High School Used Book Sale @ Unionville High School Auditorium
Feb 23 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Unionville High School's gymnasium is hosting the annual Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale, starting on Friday, Feb. 22 from 4-9 pm.  The sale continues Saturday, Feb 23 from 8am-1:30 pm and a $10 bag sale from 2-4 pm.  Bags will be provided; please do not bring your own.  Approximately 75,000+ used books for sale, across 30+ different genres with a large Children’s/Young Adults Area and Special Collections Area.  Refreshments and food will be available.  There is sure to be something for everyone.   Please visit us at http://www.uhsbooksale.org for more information. Snow Date March 1st and 2nd.

Kennett Winterfest
Feb 23 @ 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Welcome to the Kennett Winterfest – February 23rd, 2019

Kennett Brewfest presents the 7th Annual Kennett Winterfest
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

http://kennettwinterfest.com/

 

From the White House to Historic Yellow Springs
Feb 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Adrian Martinez, internationally known artist, teacher and lecturer, will speak about his experiences creating art at the White House, working with President and Mrs. George W. Bush, and how this experience changed the art and ambitions he had growing up in Washington, D. C.

Martinez has also been asked to give his vision on the future of Historic Yellow Springs. Historic Yellow Springs is a living village steeped in a distinguished history, tradition, and folklore that stirs the imagination of those who visit. The village spans more than 275 years of American history.

Today, the village includes 11 buildings and 142 acres. Historic Yellow Springs continues to host a wide range of fine art, sculpture and ceramic classes for adults, teens and children, boasts of some of the best art shows in the area, contains a beautiful venue for weddings and events and hosts numerous trails for all who visit to enjoy, including passing the revolutionary war hospital commissioned by then General Washington.

Martinez’s first talk, From the White House to Historic Yellow Springs — An Artistic Journey, is scheduled for Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the second floor gallery of the Lincoln Building, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs. The cost is $20 for members of Historic Yellow Springs and $25 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://yellowsprings.org/event/adrian-martinez/ or on the day of the lecture. Martinez’s future talks have not been scheduled.

Martinez’s presentation combines his intimate knowledge of American art, history and culture in the last half of the 20th century and how his particular artistic evolution in the 21st  century inevitably progressed from his youth growing up in Washington D.C., to the White House, to the Historic Yellow Springs of today.

Using his firsthand experience as stage actor/dancer, set designer, art and history lecturer, curator, museum exhibits designer, painter, sculptor and printmaker Martinez makes a case for cultural survival in this new and challenging era of exploding information.

Martinez was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Washington.  He received degrees from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland (BFA), St. Martins School of Art in London, England (CS) and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (MA). His work has been exhibited in New York, Pennsylvania, Ankara, Turkey, Texas, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, California and London, England.

A major retrospective of his work at the Chester County Art Association in 2002 was attended by First Lady Laura Bush and she and her husband collect his work. President George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush commissioned him to paint two large landscapes commemorating the National Parks theme for the White House holiday season in 2007 and these two works are now installed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Martinez’s 12-painting exhibit Adrian Martinez Presents the Visionary World of Humphry Marshall, 1750-1800 was recently displayed at the Chester County Historical Society for a year.

For more information on Adrian Martinez, see www.adrianmartinez.com.

Feb
24
Sun
Owl Prowl @ Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Feb 24 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Whooo’s hiding in the trees?

Join naturalist Tim Zador to listen for creatures of the night in Bucktoe Creek Preserve's woodland habitat.  We will start the outing with a brief introduction to owls before we venture out to look for the great horned, eastern screech and barred owls that are known to swoop the preserve!

Feb
26
Tue
Artz at Brandywine @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Feb 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ARTZ Philadelphia joins with Brandywine to offer this popular program which welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to the Museum to view and discuss art in a supportive setting. ARTZ Philadelphia was founded on the belief that people living with dementia should be accorded the benefits of well-being and quality of life that others enjoy. The Museum is pleased to partner with ARTZ to provide these cultural and creative opportunities.
There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. To register, contact ARTZ Philadelphia at info@artzphilly.org or 610.721.1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.

Feb
28
Thu
Children’s Read Aloud Tours @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Feb 28 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this fun program. Online registration is requested. For more details, please contact the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org. The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Annual Empty Bowls Event – 11 am and 6 pm
Feb 28 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Kennett Area Community Service 8th Annual Empty Bowls Event One Community, One Voice, Ending Hunger

Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) will hold its 8th Annual Empty Bowls Event on Thursday, February 28, at the Red Clay Room in Kennett Square.

We invite the community to join us and learn what KACS is doing to eliminate hunger, alleviate homelessness and reduce poverty in our community. Enjoy a simple meal of soup, salad and bread and select a handmade bowl as a reminder of families in need. Silent and live auctions will be held at both lunch and dinner. Silent auction items include restaurant and merchant gift cards, works by local artisans, sports tickets and baskets of cheer. Live auction will feature a day of sailing on the Chesapeake, a week’s stay at a 5-bedroom luxury home in Breckenridge, Colorado and two 4-day getaways in Ocean City, New Jersey.

All proceeds benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard, a program of Kennett Area Community Service.

Tickets: $30 Lunch from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Dinner from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Please visit www.KACSonline.net or call 610-925-3556 for more information and tickets.

Kennett Are Community Service/Melanie Weiler 610-925-3556 ext. 112

Mar
1
Fri
Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale @ Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale
Mar 1 @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Plein Air Inside and Out @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 1 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Enjoy the wintry beauty of the river from the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s expansive atrium windows. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the vista from inside the Museum where they can sketch, paint or photograph while staying warm. Participants may also enjoy sketching (with pencil) in the Museum’s galleries. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials (including drop cloths)

Mar
2
Sat
Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale @ Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale
Mar 2 @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Women’s Leadership Summit
Mar 2 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Women interested in developing their leadership skills and learning techniques for creating continued success in their personal and professional lives will convene on March 2, 2019 for the Junior League of Wilmington’s 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit at the Executive Conference Center in Newark, Delaware.

The Summit will draw attendees from Delaware, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and beyond.  In the spirit of this year’s theme of Our Time is Now, the Summit will offer a well-rounded program for women looking to strengthen their leadership abilities through workshops and presentations led by women leaders of diverse backgrounds.  Attendees will learn from two keynote speakers: Jean Dahlgren, President of Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), will share insights and tips on Engaging in Productive Self-Reflection, and Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, will emphasize The Fierce Urgency of Now. Other inspiring speakers include Stephanie Payne Preece, Founder of the charity Gals that Give, Richella Jordan, Sr. Principal for Business Process at Amtrak, and Dr. Veronica Carey, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Affairs at Drexel University.

The one-day conference will also offer panel discussions, including a legislative panel focused on Reframing Politics as Influence featuring Sherry Dorsey Walker, State of Delaware Representative for District 3; Jamie Schneider, campaign manager for Delaware’s District 12 State Representative Krista Griffith; Sarah Stowens, Moms Demand Action Delaware Chapter; and Lauren CW Vella, policy director for the Delaware Attorney General’s Office. And, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Delaware Chapter will present a panel with findings and takeaways from its report State of Our Union: Black Women and Girls in Delaware. Dr. Doris Griffin, Executive Director of the Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc., will moderate the panel, which will also feature several NCBW-DE members, including Cimone Philpotts, principle researcher for report; Dionna Sargent, Community Development Market Leader for Cinnaire Corporation; journalist Nichelle Polston; Latisha Bracey, senior public affairs specialist; and Taria Pritchett, English teacher and confidence coach. Additional content will focus on techniques for personal development, insights from women leaders in professional and nonprofit sectors, and discussions on improving and making the most of one’s leadership skills.

Complimentary professional headshots will be provided by Foschi Photography, and breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and leave better equipped to be effective leaders in their workplaces, their communities, and their personal lives.  The Summit is aimed at professionals of all levels in private enterprise, government, and nonprofit organizations, as well as managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and those who work in community outreach. Students and those looking to re-enter the workplace will also benefit from the Summit.

“For more than 100 years, the League has been developing the talents of women to make lasting change in the community,” Angela Gustavsen, President of the JLW.  “We are thrilled to bring our Mission of training and empowering women to the community once again, with our Fourth Annual Women’s Leadership Summit.”

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available!  Interested parties may email jlw@jlwilmington.org for more information.

4th Annual Junior League of Wilmington Women’s Leadership Summit
Our Time is Now!

Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
205 Executive Drive, Newark, DE 19702
(Easily accessible from I-95, Rt. 896, and Rt. 40)

Tickets: $65.00 per person

Space is limited! Tickets will be on sale through February 22.

Tickets available at www.WomenLeadDE.org.

Facebook & Instagram: WomenLeadDE

 

Girls In Action Summit
Mar 2 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG) invites all high school girls in grades 9-12 to attend our inaugural Girls in Action Summit on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm at the Business and Public Management Center at West Chester University in West Chester, PA. The event is presented by the Chester County Women’s Commission.

This free inaugural Summit brings together high school girls throughout Chester County for an empowering day of action. Attendees will learn about the deep and varied needs in their communities through conversations with local non-profit leaders and peers who have already taken action in their own communities, all while engaging in strategic grantmaking.

As a Summit participant, each girl will have the chance to:

  • Connect with her peers throughout Chester County
  • Meet leaders of local non-profits that serve women and girls
  • Hear from a panel of peers about ways to foster change
  • Help award two $500 grants to local non-profits
  • Build teamwork and leadership skills
  • Give back to her community

Please encourage the young women in your life to register here by the February 15th deadline. Free transportation will be provided for girls who need assistance.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors: Chester County Women’s Commission | Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at West Chester University | Alexandria Catherine Events | Capacity for Change | 2120 Creative | Helena Astolfi | Marian Moskowitz

Plein Air Inside and Out @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 2 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Enjoy the wintry beauty of the river from the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s expansive atrium windows. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the vista from inside the Museum where they can sketch, paint or photograph while staying warm. Participants may also enjoy sketching (with pencil) in the Museum’s galleries. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials (including drop cloths)

Philadelphia Flower Show Opens
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Dates

Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hours*

Saturday, March 2:                          11 am – 8 pm
Sunday, March 3:                             8 am – 9 pm
Monday – Friday, March 4 – 8:        10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, March 9:                           8 am – 9 pm
Sunday, March 10:                           8 am – 6 pm

*last entry each day is 30 minutes prior to the Show closing time.

Member's Preview Hours

Friday, March 1:                12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 2:            8 am – 11am

Address

Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

https://theflowershow.com/plan-your-visit/show-info/

Mar
3
Sun
First Sunday for Families @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 3 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

First Sundays for Families at the Brandywine River Museum of Art presents free, hands-on workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances. Free all day admission; special activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration necessary.

Mar
7
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 7 @ 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.

CFBA Monthly Meeting
Mar 7 @ 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Chadds Ford Business Association

Networking Meeting  11:45 - 1 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.

Each month is a different location:  http://chaddsford.org/events/

RSVP

or

Pre-Pay

Chadds Ford Spring Lecture Series @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Mar 7 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hannah Freeman aka “Indian Hannah”: Chester County’s Early “Celebrity” Resident, the Myth and the Reality

March 7 at 7 pm

by Catherine Quillman

 

Spend an evening during Women’s History Month getting to know the real story of Hannah Freeman, the 19th century Native American popularly known as “Indian Hannah,” the “Last of Her Race.”   For a time, Hannah lived in the area known today as Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Catherine Quillman’s illustrated lecture will also highlight William Penn’s influences on the local attitudes about Native Americans and how they may have changed the course of Hannah’s life.

 

No images survive of “Indian Hannah” but artist Adrian Martinez’s unfinished portrait here was based on his extensive research of the woman called an important “link” between the native Lenape and early settlers of Chester County.

Mar
8
Fri
Parents’ Night Out @ Chandler Mill Interpretive Nature Center
Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Join the club for environmental education, food and fun!

TLC announces our 2nd Parents’ Night Out (PNO)

Enjoy a peaceful evening while the kids have a blast at TLC’s Interpretive Nature Center.

Dinner, games, movies, snacks, and art projects! Don’t forget to bring your sleeping bag and pillow! Movie: “The Lorax

Mar
9
Sat
American Beauty: Highlights from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest – new exhibition Opens at Brandywine Museum @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 9 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

American Beauty: Highlights from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest features the finest works from the bequest of Mr. Scaife. A long-time trustee of the Brandywine—as well as a newspaper publisher, art collector and philanthropist—Scaife left a major part of his extensive art collection to both the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art following his death in 2014. Both Brandywine and Westmoreland gained masterworks of American art that will be viewed together for the first time in this exhibition, which features 50 paintings—a top selection of 25 from each museum’s holdings—celebrating Scaife’s passion for the rich traditions of American art. Together, these paintings present a fascinating overview of the evolution of American art in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Exhibit runs through May 27, 2019.

Mar
10
Sun
Philadelphia Flower Show Closes
Mar 10 @ 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dates

Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hours*

Saturday, March 2:                          11 am – 8 pm
Sunday, March 3:                             8 am – 9 pm
Monday – Friday, March 4 – 8:        10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, March 9:                           8 am – 9 pm
Sunday, March 10:                           8 am – 6 pm

*last entry each day is 30 minutes prior to the Show closing time.

Member's Preview Hours

Friday, March 1:                12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 2:            8 am – 11am

Address

Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

https://theflowershow.com/plan-your-visit/show-info/