Community Calendar

Feb
1
Sat
Votes for Women: A visual History museum exhibition @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Feb 1 – Jun 7 all-day
Feb
26
Wed
Justice Bell on Exhibit at the Brandywine Museum @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Feb 26 – Mar 9 all-day
Feb
29
Sat
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Feb 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!

Meat House Day @ The Meat House
Feb 29 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join The Meat House at our 6th annual Meat House Day celebration!

Meat House Day

Re-Vision 20/20: Through a Woman’s Lens @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Feb 29 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

In celebration of the 100th anniversary year of the 19th amendment, Re-Vision 20/20: Through a Woman’s Lens looks at objects in the Winterthur galleries through the lens of women’s stories, recognizing the everyday women who forged a better path for themselves, and ultimately for future generations, in creative, intellectual, and entrepreneurial ways. Drawing upon Winterthur’s vast museum and library collections, and highlighting objects and manuscripts representing more than three centuries of history, the objects in these galleries reveal unexpected and surprising stories that touch upon complex issues associated with gender, race, politics, religion, celebrity, and more. Objects once solely interpreted for their significance in relation to men’s stories are now re-visioned by casting the lens of women’s history on them and uncovering stories of women who were not only creators and thinkers in their time but also society’s disruptors and influencers. Curator's Gallery Walks for this installment will occur the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm.

Don't miss a variety of related programs, including a  soprano concert by Julia Swan Laird performing songs arranged by Libby Larsen, one of America's most performed living composers, and fascinating lectures by and about women influencers, creators, thinkers, and disruptors.

Winterfest
Feb 29 @ 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

The 2020 Kennett Winterfest on Leap Day will offer festival goers the opportunity to enjoy a great variety of beer experiences—from IPAs to stouts, porters, lagers, Pilsners, and saisons. This winter-warming community party, with great beer, live music, and food, is the perfect way to spend the extra day in 2020.

While Winterfest brings together an amazing array of beers from A to Z—Argilla Brewing Company to Zeroday—the emphasis is always on quality. Over 65 top-rated craft brewers will be pouring unlimited two-ounce samples of unique and seasonal beers. Participants will include brewers from across the region as well as local favorites like Victory, Braeloch, and Kennett Brewing Company. Newcomers making their inaugural appearance at Winterfest include Autumn Arch Beer Project from Newark, Delaware, specializing in deep flavor profiles, edgy bitterness, and complex relationships; Collusion Tapworks from York; Form Fermentery from Philadelphia; and Sloop Brewing from East Fishkill, New York. “We’re also looking forward to a rare beer festival appearance by Iron Hill Brewery, returning for the first time in many years,” says “Brewfest King” Jeff Norman, local architect and one of the Brewfest and Winterfest founders.

“Winterfest provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy beers you know you’ll love and also to try something new and discover your next favorite brew,” says Norman. “Winterfest celebrates the art and science of beer and brings brewers and enthusiasts together.”

Winterfest also features live music from Amanda and the Teddy Thomas Band as well as food trucks and vendors including Abuelita’s Empanadas, Natalie’s Fine Foods, The Polish Connection, Southbound BBQ, Dia Doce Cupcakes, George & Son’s Seafood, Frankly-Deep hot sauce, and Green Eyed Lady Boutique. The Band of Media Brewers will also be doing a home-brewing demo.

“Tickets for this event are limited and moving fast—don’t miss out,” says Norman. “It’s a great day for a great cause.” All proceeds go to Historic Kennett Square, the nonprofit that works to keep Kennett Square vibrant through programs including the Light up the Square tree lights on State Street, the KSQ Farmers Market, Third Thursdays on State Street, Restaurant Week, and much more.

The 2020 Kennett Winterfest will be held on Saturday, February 29, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. For tickets and more information, including a full list of breweries, go to http://kennettwinterfest.com

Champagne, Chocolate, and the Female Perspective in Song @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Feb 29 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for the opening celebration for Re-Vision 20/20: Through a Women's Lens. Soprano vocalist Julia Swan Laird performs songs featuring the female perspective, composed by Libby Larsen, one of America's most performed living composers. A champagne and chocolate reception will follow, and guests are invited to visit the Galleries to see the Re-Vision 20/20 installment prior to the concert.

$30; $25 per Member.  Purchase Tickets online or call 800.448.3883. 

Mar
1
Sun
First Sundays for Families @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Explore how women seeking the right to vote expressed themselves through clothing, sashes and pins in the Votes for Women exhibition and create wearable fashion with teaching artists. At 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., storyteller TAHIRA will present tales of strong women from African folklore. This program is part of Art of the Vote presented by PNC Arts Alive. First Sundays for Families are designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances. No registration necessary.

The Delaware County Symphony Features Guest Soloist Tom Hicks Performing Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff @ Meagher Theatre Neumann University
Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Delaware County Symphony under the baton of guest conductor Sebastian Grand opens the concert with the ever popular Overture to La Forza del Destino by Guiseppe Verdi which captures the vibrant emotions of Italian Opera. The program continues with the lush and romantic sounds of Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff featuring guest soloist Tom Hicks and concludes with Symphony No. 4 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto is said to be an emotional journey into the inner soul of Russian romanticism by sharing majestic melodies of love, loss and triumph. His composing genius in this breathtaking work is built on soaring Russian melodies and soothing inner harmonies that are dramatically exchanged between the pianist and the symphony.The work, with over 29,000 notes, is a technical challenge for all pianists and requires a special artist with superb virtuosic skills and emotional depth. It is Rachmaninoff's most popular enduring and passionate piece and it established his fame as a concerto composer. This is a concert not to be missed!!! 
Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture about the composer by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. To buy tickets now please click here. There is ample free parking adjacent to the theatre and the Life Center is handicapped accessible. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Regular $20.00 or senior $17.00. Additional information at 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org 

 

Seven-Week Course: Christianity Explored 
Mar 1 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Seven-Week Course: Christianity Explored 

Who: Whether you're religious, irreligious or undecided, Christianity Explored is a place to explore the big questions of life while also reflecting on what Christianity is all about. Who is Jesus? What did he do? Why does it matter?

What: With a relaxed environment, we’ll begin each week with a dinner for participants and their children. You don’t need to know anything about the Bible; you can be religious or irreligious. Also, you won’t be asked to sing, pray, or read out loud. And you can ask any question you want! Plus, childcare is provided each week

Where: Hosted at the Darlington Arts Center (977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA)

When: The following Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

  • February 9: Good news
  • February 16: Identity
  • February 23: Sin
  • March 1: The cross
  • March 8: Resurrection
  • March 15: Grace
  • March 22: Come and die

How: Register or learn more at https://explorehopechurch.org/christianity-explored or call (484) 589-0464.

 

 

Mar
2
Mon
Toddler Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Mar 2 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Every Monday - Toddler Storytime

Mar
3
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Mar 3 @ 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
5
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 5 @ 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 Networking Event
Mar 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Luncheon at Veterinary Dentistry Specialists with

John Lewis, VMD, FAVD, DAVDC

March 5 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

John Lewis, VMD, FAVD, DAVDC

Event Date:

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Networking: 11:45 am
Lunch: 12:00 am

Event Location:

55 Old Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317


Price:

$25 for CFBA Members
Pay online
$35 for Non-CFBA Members
(CLICK HERE to join the CFBA)

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Mar 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Mary Ann Shad Cary (1823-1893) was one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in black history.  She was born in Wilmington, yet few Delaware residents have ever heard of her.  Shad Cary seems more a woman of our times than of her own.  Teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife and mother…it is easy to imagine her as a modern-day superwoman, preaching and practicing a life committed to racial and gender equality.  It is harder to imagine a woman, especially a woman of color, leading a life so rich with accomplishments 150 years ago.

About the Speaker: Lora Englehart has always been interested in American History, and in recent years has become fascinated by the wealth of little know herstory in our country.  A simple article about freedom in the July 4, 1996 edition of the News Journal launched Englehart on a journey of discovery into the life of Wilmington-born Mary Ann Shad Cary.  Along the way, Englehart has learned about other incredible women and men who have made important contributions to our society, but were not included in history books because of their gender or race.

Mar
6
Fri
Plein Air Inside and out @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 6 – Mar 7 all-day

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). Cost is per day.

First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Mar 6 @ 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

Mar
7
Sat
Plein Air Inside and out @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day

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). Cost is per day.

Lego Ship Building
Mar 7 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

All ages and skill levels welcome!

5th annual LEGO Shipbuilding Day returns.

Learn how to make LEGO models of historic and naval ships.

Build a ship at our event or bring one from home.

You don't need to be present to win!

Free Admission & Parking

Face painting * Food truck * Great prizes

Copeland Maritime Center

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

1124 E. 7th Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

 

This event is drop-in. We suggest 45-90 minutes for younger guests.

Prizes based on age groups.

Mar
8
Sun
International Women’s Day @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 8 all-day

Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Brandywine with special events and exhibitions! Begin the day exploring Votes for Women: A Visual History to discover the compelling imagery of the suffrage movement and honor the suffragists who secured women the right to vote 100 years ago. View a replica of the Justice Bell, which was originally created to promote the cause for women's suffrage in 1915. Listen to a stirring vocal performance by the Lincoln University Choir and Women’s Ensemble. Learn about Lucretia Mott, a tenacious suffragist who spent her life fighting for the rights of women and African Americans, during a special theatrical performance of Under the Bonnet. And engage creatively through an artmaking and letter-writing project to shine a light on the bravery and brilliance of changemakers from both the past and present.

Schedule of Events:

12–3 p.m.
“Upstanders Festival” presented by the Museum of Impact
During this artful and interactive pop-up event, engage creatively through an artmaking and letter-writing project to historical figures, social justice leaders and future selves in order to shine a light on the bravery and brilliance of changemakers from both the past and present. Activities will focus on voting rights and be led by Monica O. Montgomery, Founding Director of the Museum of Impact. This festival transforms audiences from bystanders to “Upstanders” through a variety of activities designed to enhance equity and creative expression.

1–2 p.m.
Lincoln University Choir and Women’s Ensemble
Listen to a stirring vocal performance by the Lincoln University Choir and Women’s Ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Camilla Horne, the Choir and Ensemble are known for their vocal excellence and for maintaining African American traditions in their music, which includes choral repertoire from all musical eras. Located in Chester County, PA, Lincoln University was founded in 1854 as the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University.

2–3 p.m.
Under the Bonnet: Lucretia Mott
Presented by Beacon Theatre Productions, Under the Bonnet is a play about Lucretia Mott, a tenacious woman who spent her life fighting for the rights of women and African Americans who abided by the Quaker tenet that all people are equal. Under the Bonnet reveals the strength and tenacity of her character and accomplishments, and conversations with her husband, James Mott, and Frederick Douglass allows us a glimpse of the tender and compassionate woman under the bonnet. This 40-minute production will be followed by a talkback discussion with the actors. This performance is part of Art of the Vote presented by PNC Arts Alive.

Book Talk & Yoga with Michael D. Huggins Author of Going Om – A CEO’s Self-Discovery Behind Bars @ ACAC
Mar 8 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

ACA West Chester invites the public to a book talk and yoga practice with Mike Huggins, author of Going Om – A CEO’s Self-Discovery Behind Bars, on Sunday, March 8 from 1 – 3 p.m. Proceeds from the event support Transformation Yoga Project.

Admission is $25 for ACAC members and $30 for nom-members and includes a personalized copy of the book. To register, call ACAC at 610-431-7000.

Mike Huggins shares his story of a man who was least likely to end up in prison, where he unexpectedly discovered his true calling and ultimate sense of purpose. His journey from CEO of one of the largest corporations in Chester County to prison inmate includes a behind-the-scenes look at life in a men's correctional facility, complete with alarming and surprisingly funny stories, and lessons learned along the way. Attendees will learn how yoga and mindfulness gave him the strength, direction, and tools needed to rebound and inspire thousands to discover their authentic selves. Mike went on to found the Transformation Yoga Project, a renowned non-profit that focuses on teaching yoga and its capacity to “heal through empowerment.”

The discussion will cover insights including:

  • Where you are doesn’t define who you are
  • Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change
  • Tools for navigating life’s challenges.

For more information about Mike Huggins, visit https://www.mdhuggins.com/. For more information about Transformation Yoga Project, visit www.transformationyogaproject.org.

About Transformation Yoga Project

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, TYP serves people impacted by trauma, addiction and incarceration through trauma-sensitive, mindfulness-based yoga programs driven by education and research. We conduct more than 350 classes per month, and more than 45,000 people have participated across PA, NJ, and DE at 50 locations.

Within our 16 youth programs, we provide mindfulness and meditation tools to help adolescents in alternative schools, juvenile detention centers, mental and behavioral health settings, foster care and displaced children.

Seven-Week Course: Christianity Explored 
Mar 8 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Seven-Week Course: Christianity Explored 

Who: Whether you're religious, irreligious or undecided, Christianity Explored is a place to explore the big questions of life while also reflecting on what Christianity is all about. Who is Jesus? What did he do? Why does it matter?

What: With a relaxed environment, we’ll begin each week with a dinner for participants and their children. You don’t need to know anything about the Bible; you can be religious or irreligious. Also, you won’t be asked to sing, pray, or read out loud. And you can ask any question you want! Plus, childcare is provided each week

Where: Hosted at the Darlington Arts Center (977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA)

When: The following Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

  • February 9: Good news
  • February 16: Identity
  • February 23: Sin
  • March 1: The cross
  • March 8: Resurrection
  • March 15: Grace
  • March 22: Come and die

How: Register or learn more at https://explorehopechurch.org/christianity-explored or call (484) 589-0464.

 

 

Mar
10
Tue
Influencer Lecture Series: “Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont” @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

View the 1962 video of Jackie Kennedy touring the newly designed White House, followed by remarks by Estate Historian Jeff Groff on the relationship between H. F. du Pont and Jackie Kennedy's Fine Arts Committee. $15; $10 per Member.  Buy tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Photo credit: Courtesy of JFK Library.

Mar
11
Wed
ARTZ at Brandywine @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 11 @ 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.

Liberty 1915: 0ne Cartoon, Many Stories @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Recognized for her incisive observation that “well behaved women seldom make history,” Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich will discuss the image of Liberty and its use in the quest for women's rights, including in the Punch centerfold of 1915 that portrays a dynamic Lady Liberty striding across the United States from west to east. Dr. Ulrich is the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University, Emerita and the author of Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History, The Age of Homespun and A Midwife’s Tale. Book signing and reception to follow.

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

Weekly - Every Friday

Stroller Tours: Votes for Women: family program @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Mar 13 @ 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.

Mar
14
Sat
Pet Nail Trims @ Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm
Mar 14 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trims
Saturday, March 14, 2020
9:00-11:00
No Appointment Necessary!

 

Mar
15
Sun
Seven-Week Course: Christianity Explored 
Mar 15 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Seven-Week Course: Christianity Explored 

Who: Whether you're religious, irreligious or undecided, Christianity Explored is a place to explore the big questions of life while also reflecting on what Christianity is all about. Who is Jesus? What did he do? Why does it matter?

What: With a relaxed environment, we’ll begin each week with a dinner for participants and their children. You don’t need to know anything about the Bible; you can be religious or irreligious. Also, you won’t be asked to sing, pray, or read out loud. And you can ask any question you want! Plus, childcare is provided each week

Where: Hosted at the Darlington Arts Center (977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA)

When: The following Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

  • February 9: Good news
  • February 16: Identity
  • February 23: Sin
  • March 1: The cross
  • March 8: Resurrection
  • March 15: Grace
  • March 22: Come and die

How: Register or learn more at https://explorehopechurch.org/christianity-explored or call (484) 589-0464.

 

 

Mar
18
Wed
Bluebird Chats @ Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm
Mar 18 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Bluebird Chats- 3rd Saturday of every month
Coffee & Donuts Provided!
All attendees will receive 20% off bird seed, feeders & accessories!