Community Calendar

Dec
11
Wed
Yuletide Jazz & Wine @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 11 @ 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 December 4, 11, and 18 in the Visitor Center. The Pavilion Restaurant will be open for guests to purchase a variety of soups, sandwiches, desserts, cheese and fruit, and don’t miss the opportunity to sample some delicious appetizers from 6:00 to 6:30 pm! The Winterthur Bookstore will be open with a 10% discount offered after 6:00 pm. Members free.  Jazz & Wine is included with Yuletide Tour general admission ticket. For those not purchasing a Yuletide general admission ticket, tickets are $10 for entry to Jazz & Wine.  

 

December 11, 5:30–8:00 pm

The Tony Smith Trio

 

The Tony Smith Trio features Wilmington's own Tony Smith on trumpet, Bill Dilks on organ, Alvin Alexander on saxophone, and Wayne Morgan on drums. This group of amazing musicians perform an array of musical styles ranging from the blues to swing to bebop to "back to the roots" soul, and of course, holiday music. While here, don’t miss complimentary cocktail tastings from Stateside Vodka, offering samples of festive holiday spirits to try!

 

BPA Holiday Party
Dec 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

December Holiday Party

December 11 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us at La Fava Restaurant & Bar for our annual Holiday Party – Fun, Food & Live Music

Price

$65 per person for BPA Members, spouses or significant other

$75 per person for non-members

Reservations are mandatory and must be paid in advance

You must reserve quickly before it is sold out!  

Reservations are confirmed once payment is received.

Event registration closes at 50 prepaid confirmed registrants!

RSVP & Pay today using one of two methods

1) Pay online:

$65 MEMBERS REGISTRATION  (click below & add to cart)

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9F776Q5C75RNL

$75 NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION  (click below & add to cart)

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FK4X5EFZXX53A

2) Mail Check to: BPA P.O. Box 1105, Concordville, PA 19331

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 restaurant of any dietary restrictions via email to Kim McCann at: LaFava Restaurant;   lafavaglenmills–kimberly-mccann-@discussions.tripleseat.com

Raffle

Please bring one basket or gift card per business for the raffle* *Suggested value $50 to be raffled off.

Menu

Passed Hor d’Oeuvres

3-4 Chef’s seasonal selection

Dinner Buffet

Poached Pear Salad | Field Greens, Strawberries, Toasted Almonds, Limoncello Dressing

Whole Roasted Deconstructed Chicken | Rosemary, Garlic, Lemon, Olive Oil

Red Snapper | Roasted Fennel, Caper, Tomato & Seafood Emulsion

Eggplant Rollatini | Spinach, Mozarella, Ricotta, San Marzano Tomato

Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes | Rosemary & Garlic

Rigatoni Pomodoro

Carving Station

Prime Rib | Natural Jus, Horseradish Crema

Dessert | choice of

New York Style Cheesecake | Seasonal Accoutrements

Lemon Sorbetto | Gluten Free

Children’s Christmas Party: Family Program @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Dec 11 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A Brandywine River Museum of Art tradition for more than four decades, the Children’s Christmas Party is one of the season’s highlights. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy holiday entertainment, costumed characters, face painting, model trains, trees adorned with hundreds of “critter” ornaments and Cookie Land!

Dec
12
Thu
Festival of the Bells @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Dec 12 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The sound of bells means that it is time for the holidays!  In this hands-on program, children will learn how to create harmony and melody using bells, pan drum, and a glockenspiel.

Presented by Music Play Patrol (Ages 1-7)

 

Dec
13
Fri
Baby Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Dec 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Weekly - Every Friday

Holiday Pops! 2019
Dec 13 @ 7:00 PM

The Chesco Pops presents:

Holiday Pops! 2019

The Chesco Pops Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Joseph Gehring, will perform their holiday concert on: Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm, at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348 and on Saturday, December 14, 7:00 pm at Church of the Good Samaritan, Rt. 30, Paoli. Ticket prices: Adult $20; Senior (60+) $15; children and students FREE. Purchase tickets online at www.chescopops.org, or at the door.

Celebrate this enjoyable and memorable evening with the Chesco Pops, featuring familiar carols along with sparkling new arrangements. There may even be a special guest appearance by Santa himself! There will be plenty of fun and great music performed by the Orchestra, all for "kids from one to ninety-two."

The Chesco Pops will be joined by The Brandywine Singers, directed by Mr. Jonathan Kreamer. The Henderson High School Choir will also be featured. And of course, the audience will be invited to join in a rousing holiday sing-along! Youngsters and oldsters alike are sure to get into the festive holiday spirit.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, advertisers and donors, Maestro Gehring continues to expand the Orchestra’s outreach and mission throughout Chester County. Please connect with us on social media at #chescopops for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit www.chescopops.org for more information about the Chesco Pops Orchestra.

 

 

 

Dec
14
Sat
Breakfast with the Trains: Family Program @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Dec 14 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

All aboard! Experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit with the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s train display. Discover how the extensive layout is created and the complicated multitasking it takes to keep everything running. This before-hours event includes a private viewing of the trains in action with Brandywine Railroad engineers, special activities for the youngest train fans, and a continental breakfast (including assorted pastries, yogurt, granola, fruit, coffee, milk and juice) in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Millstone Café. Children will receive a Brandywine Railroad souvenir; ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. This event repeats on Saturday, Dec 14th, 2019

Snow Queen @ Tatnall School Theatre
Dec 14 @ 12:00 PM

Experience this 1844 Hans Christian Andersen classic tale—the inspiration behind Disney's “Frozen,” told through dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary. Be dazzled and delighted by the Snow Queen, her trolls, an Enchantress, Count Raven, dancing reindeer, a Fairy Princess, and a tap-dancing Raccoon Bandit! Be transported to a small, wintry village and journey with these exciting characters and many more, as young Gerda travels through magical lands to save her friend from the Snow Queen.

Tatnall School Theatre
1501 Barley Mill Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
 
Sat Dec 14 12pm 
Sat Dec 14 5pm
Sun Dec 15 2pm
Holiday Pops! 2019
Dec 14 @ 7:00 PM

The Chesco Pops presents:

Holiday Pops! 2019

The Chesco Pops Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Joseph Gehring, will perform their holiday concert on: Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm, at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348 and on Saturday, December 14, 7:00 pm at Church of the Good Samaritan, Rt. 30, Paoli. Ticket prices: Adult $20; Senior (60+) $15; children and students FREE. Purchase tickets online at www.chescopops.org, or at the door.

Celebrate this enjoyable and memorable evening with the Chesco Pops, featuring familiar carols along with sparkling new arrangements. There may even be a special guest appearance by Santa himself! There will be plenty of fun and great music performed by the Orchestra, all for "kids from one to ninety-two."

The Chesco Pops will be joined by The Brandywine Singers, directed by Mr. Jonathan Kreamer. The Henderson High School Choir will also be featured. And of course, the audience will be invited to join in a rousing holiday sing-along! Youngsters and oldsters alike are sure to get into the festive holiday spirit.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, advertisers and donors, Maestro Gehring continues to expand the Orchestra’s outreach and mission throughout Chester County. Please connect with us on social media at #chescopops for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit www.chescopops.org for more information about the Chesco Pops Orchestra.

 

 

 

Dec
15
Sun
Winter Family Fun Day @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Dec 15 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join us for this family event where we will make winter crafts and decorate cookies!

 

 

Dec
16
Mon
Kindergarten Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Dec 16 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Weekly - Every Monday

Dec
17
Tue
Countdown to New Years @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Dec 17 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Our Countdown to New Years program celebrates the end of 2019 with an interactive New Years Parade. We will play a marching snare & children will play hand drums and horns to ring in the new year.

Presented by Music Play Patrol (Ages 1-7)

https://www.facebook.com/events/526187377962088/

Dec
18
Wed
Piano Performance by Jennifer Nicole Campbell @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Dec 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Award-winning pianist and composer Jennifer Nicole Campbell will perform a variety of classical and holiday songs in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s 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's 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. Ms. Campbell has also been an Artist in Residence with the Delaware County Symphony for the past four years.
https://www.jennifernicolecampbell.com/

Dec
19
Thu
PJ Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Dec 19 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages 3-8.

Dec
24
Tue
Block Party @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Dec 24 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ages 2-5

Weekly Every Tuesday

Dec
25
Wed
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Jan
1
Wed
New Years Day
Jan 1 all-day

Wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

Lego Club @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jan 1 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Ages 4 and up -

Jan
2
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jan 2 @ 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.

Preschool Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jan 2 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Weekly - Every Thursday

Jan
3
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Jan 3 @ 5:00 PM

Art Stroll Kennett Square

Art Stroll

 

Art Loop Wilmington

http://artloopwilmington.org/

 

First Friday West Chester

http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=468

Jan
4
Sat
Sensory-Friendly Train Morning @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jan 4 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder and their families are invited to join us for early access to the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Brandywine Railroad, a holiday favorite featuring O-gauge model trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track. Created in conjunction with local families and occupational therapists, this inclusive and accessible program strives to provide a welcoming experience through offering: pre-visit social stories; reduced crowding and noise; a sensory break area; on-hand support of skilled and friendly volunteers, which include occupational therapy graduate students and faculty; and fidgets and noise-cancelling headphones to borrow.

This program welcomes participants of all ages and their families (siblings welcome!). Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Laura Westmoreland at lwestmoreland@brandywine.org or 610.388.8120.

Jan
6
Mon
Toddler Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jan 6 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Every Monday - Toddler Storytime

Jan
8
Wed
ARTZ at Brandywine @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jan 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ARTZ Philadelphia joins with the Brandywine River Museum of Art 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.

Jan
10
Fri
Baby Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jan 10 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Weekly - Every Friday

Stroller Tours: A Brandywine Heritage @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jan 10 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Stroller Tours are offered on the second Friday of every month, each with a different theme. Free with Museum admission.

Jan
16
Thu
PJ Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jan 16 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages 3-8.

Jan
18
Sat
Artic BBQ @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jan 18 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Shake off the winter blues at the Brandywine River Museum of Art's Arctic BBQ! Roast marshmallows by the fire and have a “snowball fight” in the Museum Courtyard. Explore the River Trail with a scavenger hunt and make-&-take a crafty winter creation. Warm up under the heated tents for delicious BBQ available for purchase by the Brandywine's Millstone Café or at the hot chocolate bar. Brandywine Members can enjoy a special Happy Hour from noon-1 p.m., with free hot chocolate and 15% off BBQ selections.

Jan
20
Mon
Kindergarten Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jan 20 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Weekly - Every Monday

Jan
24
Fri
Artist Led Gallery Tour @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jan 24 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In a tour designed specifically for artists, follow one of the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s guides—who is also a professional painter—and take a deeper look at select works of art. Discover and unpack the choices that artists make in their media, composition, color and more in an interactive, critique-style tour. Practicing artists and non-artists alike will enjoy exploring the many layers of the artistic process.