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Dec
13
Thu
Chester County 2020: Citizen Planners’ Breakfast
Dec 13 @ 7:00 AM

Affordably-Priced Housing is topic of Citizen Planners’ Breakfast to be held December 13 at Desmond

Chester County 2020 and Chester County Planning Commission sponsors event

            Our workforce has seen little to no growth in the buying power of wages, in decades. Meanwhile the cost of housing has increased dramatically. A serious question exists as to whether the next generation can afford to live in Chester County.

A two-hour Citizen Planners’ Breakfast is being sponsored by Chester County 2020 and the Chester County Planning Commission on Thursday, December 13 at the Desmond Hotel, 1 Liberty Boulevard, Malvern, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Jason Duckworth, President of Arcadia Land Company, will lead a panel discussion on the issue. Panel members will include Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of the Chester County Planning Commission, Sara Peck, Principal of Progressive New Homes LLC, and Nate Echeverria, Economic Development Director of Historic Kennett Square.

“This is a very important topic for Chester County,” said John B. Hannum, Jr., Chairman of Chester County 2020. “Chester County is known as a great place to live, work and raise a family. We need to make sure the County has affordably-priced housing for those who make this county great.”

O’Leary will begin the session by giving a talk: Why Do We Care?

The cost is $25 per person. To register, go to the breakfast sign-up section of www.cc2020.org. Sponsorships are available for $250. For information, contact Chester County 2020 by calling 484-680-5570 or emailing info@cc2020.org.

Chester County 2020 is a non-profit organization helping to create livable communities by bringing people together to find common ground and then working to transform dialogue into action. For more information, see www.cc2020.org.

 

Free Naloxone Giveaway Day
Dec 13 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Chester County to host free Naloxone Giveaway Day for residents

On Thursday, December 13th, Chester County’s Health Department and Department of Drug & Alcohol Services are hosting a free Naloxone Day, with doses of the medication being given away to anyone who cannot or does not wish to obtain it from a pharmacy.  The event is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now” campaign and the goal is to increase awareness of, and access to the lifesaving medication, especially for those who feel they can benefit from having a dose of naloxone on hand, who may have a substance use disorder, or those who may encounter someone in crisis.

On Thursday, December 13th from 11:00am to 7:00pm two naloxone distribution sites will be set up in Chester County – one at the Chester County Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road in West Chester and the other at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus, 137 Modena Road in South Coatesville.  Recipients will not have to provide any personal information to receive the naloxone. Distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last and just one naloxone kit is available per person.

Naloxone, also known by the brand names Narcan® or Evzio, is a medication which reverses opioid (prescription painkillers, fentanyl, and heroin) overdoses and gives the person a chance at recovery. When given during an opioid overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing within minutes.

“Last year Chester County lost 144 lives to accidental drug overdose, a majority of which involved opioids,” said Vince Brown, Director of the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services. “We are working together, and must continue to work together to provide comprehensive solutions to the opioid epidemic, and access to naloxone is a key part of that.  The medication saves lives.

“Once stabilized following an overdose, someone who is suffering from an Opioid Use Disorder has a chance to obtain treatment and recovery.  We know treatment works and recovery is possible,” added Brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanne Casner, Director of the Chester County Health Department commented, “We want to get this lifesaving medication into the hands of many people in the community, which will ultimately save lives – but we recognize that some residents may not be able to make it out to one of the free Narcan distribution locations.

 

“The fact is, the public can obtain naloxone over the counter at most pharmacies due to a standing order, which is a prescription written for the general public by the Pennsylvania Physician General. Naloxone is covered by most insurance companies at little to no co-pay.

 

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan added, “Every week, Chester County police officers save lives by administering naloxone to people who are overdosing.  This naloxone giveaway day invites ordinary citizens to join us in fighting the opioid epidemic by arming themselves to protect friends and loved ones who might overdose.  Every life matters.”

 

Chester County remains committed to tackling the opioid and heroin epidemic through intensive prevention, education, treatment and law enforcement measures, and has an established Overdose Prevention Task Force. To learn more about treatment services and other resources in Chester County, or to get involved in the Task Force, visit the Overdose Prevention Task Force website. For more information on opioids, providing community education and additional resources, download the Opioid Epidemic Community Tool Kit.

Dec
14
Fri
Holiday Pops
Dec 14 @ 7:00 PM
Dec
15
Sat
Breakfast with the Trains @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Dec 15 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

All Aboard! Join in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit with the Brandywine River Museum of Art Railroad. Discover how the extensive layout, one of the world’s largest, is created and the complicated multitasking it takes to keep everything running. This before-hours event includes a private tour of the trains in action with Brandywine Railroad engineers including special activities for the youngest train fans and a continental breakfast (including assorted pastries, yogurt, granola, fruit, coffee, milk and juices) in the museum’s café. Children will receive a Brandywine Railroad souvenir; ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome.

Longwood Fire Company schedules Santa visits – Sat. Sun.
Dec 15 @ 8:30 AM

Santa with Longwood Fire Company

Santa arrives on Longwood Fire Company truck

Visits scheduled for Pocopson, Pennsbury, Kennett, East Marlborough townships

LONGWOOD _ Santa has scheduled his yearly arrival trips on a Longwood Fire Company truck.

“It's that time of you year again for Longwood Fire Company to escort our buddy, Santa, to hand out candy canes to all of our residents in the area,” said Longwood Fire Chief A. J. McCarthy.

All of the trips begin at 8:30 a.m. Santa will visit areas served by Longwood’s fire and rescue service.

Santa’s schedule:

Saturday, December 15- Kennett Township

Sunday, December 16 – Pocopson Township

Saturday, December 22 – Pennsbury Township

Sunday, December 23 – East Marlborough Township

www.longwoodfireco.com

Yuletide Breakfast with Santa @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 15 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

December 15th, 16th & 22nd, 23rd 

Enjoy a tasty brunch and a visit with Santa. Secure your reservation by calling (302) 888-4826 or by e-mailing ccater@winterthur.org. Reservations can be made between 9 am and 1 pm. $35.95 per adult. Children under 12 are 50% off. Children under 2 free.

Visiting hours with Santa will take place between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Kennett Symphony Voice Competition
Dec 15 @ 12:00 PM

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County hosts an annual vocal competition that allows young artists to compete for an opportunity to perform with the Kennett Symphony – Chester County’s only fully professional symphony orchestra.  The 2018 Voice Competition will be held on Saturday December 15, 2018 beginning at 12:00pm in the auditorium of Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, PA. The competition is open to the public, free of charge, and offers an opportunity to hear the stars of tomorrow perform.

The competition is limited to twenty singers, age 18-26 as of January 1, 2018. Competitors must perform three operatic, oratorio, or concert arias from the 18th to the 21st centuries, with at least one in English. Judges will award prizes to first, second, and third place winners ranging from one hundred to one thousand dollars, and the first-place winner will be invited to perform at a Kennett Symphony concert.

Applications are available on the Kennett Symphony website www.KennettSymphony.org

In addition to providing a wide range of symphonic music, the Kennett Symphony maintains a strong commitment to education and outreach programs that include three Young Artist competitions, Family Concerts with Instrument Zoo, and its affiliation with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus. The Young Artist Competitions provide an invaluable performance experience for aspiring musicians who have achieved a high level of proficiency.

Dec
16
Sun
Yuletide Breakfast with Santa @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 16 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

December 15th, 16th & 22nd, 23rd 

Enjoy a tasty brunch and a visit with Santa. Secure your reservation by calling (302) 888-4826 or by e-mailing ccater@winterthur.org. Reservations can be made between 9 am and 1 pm. $35.95 per adult. Children under 12 are 50% off. Children under 2 free.

Visiting hours with Santa will take place between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Celebration of Carols at Hope Church
Dec 16 @ 10:30 AM

Celebration of Carols at Hope Church

December 16 at 10:30 AM

At Darlington Arts Center

(977 Shavertown Rd., Garnet Valley, PA)

Why wait until Christmas Eve? Join Hope Presbyterian Church for our Celebration of Carols Service where we worship together through singing and the study of God’s Word.

Pastor Will Stern

Dec
17
Mon
Stop Falls Before They Stop You
Dec 17 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Stop Falls Before They Stop You with Healthy Steps for Older Adults:

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that:

  • Every 20 minutes an older adult in the U.S. dies from a fall.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury.

Many people do not know that FEAR of falling can actually become a self-fulfilling prophecy, putting us at an increased risk for falls.  The GOOD NEWS is that YOU can reduce your risk of falling and the Healthy Steps for Older Adults Program can help get you there.  Address your fears by educating and equipping yourself with the right tools, which can make a difference in your life and your risk for falling.

The County of Delaware Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) is working collaboratively with Crozer-Keystone Health System to Offer the Healthy Steps for Older Adults Program at Brinton Lake. This 2 session evidence-based program proven to help reduce the risk of falls among older adults will be held on Mondays, December 10th and 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Brinton Lake Facility, 300 Evergreen Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room, Glen Mills, PA 19342.  Must register by contacting Joe Miller at 610-447-2060.

 Time Sensitive – Training Scheduled December 10 and 17, 2018

Dec
19
Wed
Piano Performance by Jennifer Campbell @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Dec 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Award-winning pianist and composer Jennifer Nicole Campbell will perform a variety of classical and holiday songs in museum atrium for visitors. Ms. Campbell has performed at halls including Lincoln Center, the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, the Musikhauset Aarhus in Denmark, and the Explorer’s Club in New York. She graduated from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master Degrees in Piano Performance and Composition. An avid composer, Ms. Campbell’s music has been performed by numerous prominent artists, and she also composes numerous works for the Academy of International Ballet, with whom she has served as Composer In Residence since 2017.

Yuletide Jazz & Wine
Dec 19 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy a glass of wine, bask in the warmth and beauty of the holiday season, and listen to the melodic sounds of live jazz in the Galleries Reception Atrium every Wednesday during Yuletide. Cash wine and beer bar; fruit and cheese for purchase. Members free. Nonmembers, Jazz & Wine is included with Yuletide Tour general admission ticket. For nonmembers who are not purchasing a Yuletide general admission ticket, tickets are $15 and include live jazz, entry to galleries & exhibits.

December 19, 5:30-8:00 pm
Music provided by:  The Rob Zinn Quartet

The Rob Zinn Quartet is a Delaware-based jazz group featuring Rob Zinn on trumpet/flugelhorn, Tom Palmer on piano, Sam Nobles on bass, and Wes Morton on Drums. Formed in 2014, the group has performed at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival as well as venues throughout and beyond Delaware. With a shared love for straight-ahead jazz, the group also infuses elements of funk, Latin, R&B and more.

BPA Holiday Party – All Welcome
Dec 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The BPA Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Event Location: Concord Country Club

Wednesday, December 19 at 6:00 PM

Join us for our annual Holiday Party - Fun, Food and Live Music

Price

     $55 for BPA Members, spouses or significant other

     $75 for non-members

Details

6 pm cocktails - 1 drink with paid attendance, Cash bar to follow
7 pm buffet dinner; Gluten-free options and Vegan meal available, please advise on response

Please bring one basket or gift card per business for the raffle*

Business & Professional Association of Western Delaware County meets monthly .

http://www.bpaofwesterndelco.com/events/

Dec
21
Fri
Winter Solstice Celebration @ Stateline Woods Preserve
Dec 21 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Marked by the shortest period of daylight in the year, the winter solstice has been observed by cultures for thousands of years! Despite the darkness, the evening of December 21st is a time of festivity. Embrace the cold and revel in the coming light at TLC’s 9th annual Winter Solstice Celebration! After a brief ceremony of the seasons, enjoy hot chocolate, music and refreshments by the bonfire while we decorate the evergreen tree atop Crossfield Hill.

Dec
22
Sat
Longwood Fire Company schedules Santa visits – Sat. Sun.
Dec 22 @ 8:30 AM

Santa with Longwood Fire Company

Santa arrives on Longwood Fire Company truck

Visits scheduled for Pocopson, Pennsbury, Kennett, East Marlborough townships

LONGWOOD _ Santa has scheduled his yearly arrival trips on a Longwood Fire Company truck.

“It's that time of you year again for Longwood Fire Company to escort our buddy, Santa, to hand out candy canes to all of our residents in the area,” said Longwood Fire Chief A. J. McCarthy.

All of the trips begin at 8:30 a.m. Santa will visit areas served by Longwood’s fire and rescue service.

Santa’s schedule:

Saturday, December 15- Kennett Township

Sunday, December 16 – Pocopson Township

Saturday, December 22 – Pennsbury Township

Sunday, December 23 – East Marlborough Township

www.longwoodfireco.com

Yuletide Breakfast with Santa @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 22 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

December 15th, 16th & 22nd, 23rd 

Enjoy a tasty brunch and a visit with Santa. Secure your reservation by calling (302) 888-4826 or by e-mailing ccater@winterthur.org. Reservations can be made between 9 am and 1 pm. $35.95 per adult. Children under 12 are 50% off. Children under 2 free.

Visiting hours with Santa will take place between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Dec
23
Sun
Yuletide Breakfast with Santa @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 23 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

December 15th, 16th & 22nd, 23rd 

Enjoy a tasty brunch and a visit with Santa. Secure your reservation by calling (302) 888-4826 or by e-mailing ccater@winterthur.org. Reservations can be made between 9 am and 1 pm. $35.95 per adult. Children under 12 are 50% off. Children under 2 free.

Visiting hours with Santa will take place between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Dec
24
Mon
Christmas Eve Service
Dec 24 @ 4:00 PM

Christmas Eve Service at Hope Church

December 24 at 4:00 PM

At Darlington Arts Center

(977 Shavertown Rd., Garnet Valley, PA)

Christmas Eve is a busy day, but it’s important to take time in all the hustle and bustle to focus on what is most important. To this end, join Hope Church for an hour of worship on December 24th as we sing carols and reflect on the beauty, grace, and glory of Jesus Christ who was born 2000 years ago to save broken people like us.

Pastor Will Stern

Dec
25
Tue
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Brandywine Business Network
Dec 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Welcome to the home of Brandywine Business Network (BBN), a business networking group located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

BBN members are local business owners, and employees, that meet weekly to showcase their business offerings and to network with other like-minded individuals.

Bertucci's Restaurant
(Banquet Room)
501 Byers Dr
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Contact us

Dec
27
Thu
Kids Winter Carnival @ Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Dec 27 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Attention Parents:

Drop the kids off at TLC’s annual Kids Winter Carnival so YOU can recharge and relax from the hustle and bustle of the holidays!  Take advantage of one or all three of the Winter Carnival days to give yourself a break and the kids a chance to let loose and enjoy the outdoors!

Children ages 4-12 can participate in:

  • Hiking our gorgeous nature preserve
  • Winter scavenger hunt
  • Nature fort building contest
  • Creating art using unique materials
  • Hanging out by the bonfire (with hot cocoa and s’mores!)

Pack a lunch and an adventurous spirit!  Please dress your child warmly and in comfortable hiking shoes.

SCCCC Network at Noon
Dec 27 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Network at Lunch at the Kennett Country Club

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Dec
28
Fri
Kids Winter Carnival @ Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Dec 28 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Attention Parents:

Drop the kids off at TLC’s annual Kids Winter Carnival so YOU can recharge and relax from the hustle and bustle of the holidays!  Take advantage of one or all three of the Winter Carnival days to give yourself a break and the kids a chance to let loose and enjoy the outdoors!

Children ages 4-12 can participate in:

  • Hiking our gorgeous nature preserve
  • Winter scavenger hunt
  • Nature fort building contest
  • Creating art using unique materials
  • Hanging out by the bonfire (with hot cocoa and s’mores!)

Pack a lunch and an adventurous spirit!  Please dress your child warmly and in comfortable hiking shoes.

Dec
29
Sat
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Dec 29 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology. Families and beginners are welcome!

When: Last Saturday of each month from 8-10am (May-October) or 9-11am (November-April)

Where: Meet at the NGM Visitor Center

Dec
31
Mon
Kids Winter Carnival @ Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Dec 31 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Attention Parents:

Drop the kids off at TLC’s annual Kids Winter Carnival so YOU can recharge and relax from the hustle and bustle of the holidays!  Take advantage of one or all three of the Winter Carnival days to give yourself a break and the kids a chance to let loose and enjoy the outdoors!

Children ages 4-12 can participate in:

  • Hiking our gorgeous nature preserve
  • Winter scavenger hunt
  • Nature fort building contest
  • Creating art using unique materials
  • Hanging out by the bonfire (with hot cocoa and s’mores!)

Pack a lunch and an adventurous spirit!  Please dress your child warmly and in comfortable hiking shoes.

Jan
1
Tue
New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day

We wish you a happy and healthy new year!

New Years Day
Jan 1 all-day
Jan
3
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jan 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.

Jan
5
Sat
Sensory Friendly Trains Morning @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jan 5 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Enjoy early access to the Museum’s Brandywine Railroad display during this accessible program. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register for programs, contact Laura Westmoreland at lwestmoreland@brandywine.org or 610.388.8120.