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Dec
13
Wed
Yuletide Jazz & Wine Series: Sharon and Shawn @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 13 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Celebrate the season with live jazz and a glass of wine in the festive atmosphere of Winterthur’s Galleries Reception Atrium. Cash wine and beer bar; fruit and cheese for purchase. Yuletide Jazz and Wine is $5 per Member. $10 per nonmember. $5 students. 13 and under are free. Yuletide Jazz and Wine entry is included with a nonmember purchase of an earlier, same-day General Admission ticket.

Jazz and Wine tickets include live jazz and entry to the Winterthur Galleries, including feature exhibitions Treasures on Trial: the Art and Science of Detecting FakesRoyal Splendor: the Coronation Gown from The Crown; and Go to Your Room! Interiors Design & the Youthful Imagination. Nonmember Jazz and Wine ticket purchasers may upgrade their ticket to a Yuletide Tour that evening for an additional $10. Advance registrations strongly recommended, spaces fill early. 

The music of Sharon Sable and E. Shawn Qaissaunee is something to be experienced. Together they create a beautiful soundscape that is both bold and understated, appealing to music lovers of all kinds. The musical paths that have brought them together are rich and varied and weave elements of jazz, world, pop, and much more into their memorable and engaging performances.

BPA Holiday Party
Dec 13 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

December Holiday Party

December 13 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

$55.00

Join us for our annual Holiday Party!  Don’t Miss Fun, Food and Music

Price;  $55 for BPA Members, spouses or significant other,    $75 for non-members

Give our treasurer the night off, Prepay at this link

http://chaddsfordlive.com/product-category/bpa-of-western-delaware-county/

6 pm cocktails, 7 pm buffet dinner 1 drink with paid attendance Cash bar to follow

Bring one basket or gift card per business

Suggested value $50 to be raffled off. Live Music 6pm – 10pm

Vegan meal  & Gluten free options available,  please advise on response

The Glass Matters! Riedel Wine Seminar & Tasting @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 13 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Learn how the shape of the glass influences your perception and enjoyment of the wine. Enjoy three red wines in three different shaped crystal Riedel glasses, which you’ll then take home ($103.50 retail value). $70 per Member. $80.00 per nonmember. Limited space. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Entrance to Yuletide Jazz and Wine following the seminar is included.

Dec 13 @ 8:00 PM

- "Irish Christmas in America" celebrates the holidays in Ireland with a spirited performance of music, dance, and stories. Called "captivating for all ages" by Irish Music Magazine, the show brings an all-star cast from Ireland to The Grand Opera House in Wilmington on Wed. Dec 13 at 8PM.

The theater is located at 818 N. Market Street . Tickets are $26-31, available through the Box Office at 302.652.5577 or online at www.thegrandwilmington.org.

"A standout performance...full of exceptional music and dance," says The Irish Echo.

"Irish Christmas in America" brings to stage the seasonal traditions of Ireland, where friends and family gather around the hearth or in pubs to share songs and stories. Now in it's 13th year, the show features lively Irish tunes, thrilling step dance, evocative carols in both English and Irish, and plenty of good Irish fun.

"Christmas is a massive holiday in Ireland!" says fiddle player and show producer Oisin Mac Diarmada. "People travel home to see families and share great food and lots of music. The country shuts down, apart from the bars!"

Niamh Farrell is a rising young singer with a crystal-clear voice who first gained attention touring with UK star David Gray. She grew up listening to Mac Diarmada in their mutual hometown of Sligo on Ireland's West Coast. Farrell brings contemporary songs to the show including Norah Jones' "December" and Tom Waits' "Take Me Home."

"Growing up, the idea of a 'party piece' was always a big thing in Irish homes," says Farrell. "People would gather around the fire or maybe the table at Christmas dinner, and everyone would be coaxed to sing a song or tell a story or do a dance. You had to make some sort of show of yourself!"

From County Kerry, Séamus Begley, named Ireland's "Traditional Singer of the Year," is legendary for his trove of traditional songs, as well as his exciting accordion playing and his famous wit.

"Seamus was like the Johnny Cash of my childhood!" says Farrell. "I absolutely adored his singing."

Champion step dancer Samantha Harvey lights up the stage with her footwork, and joins in on piano with Grainne Hambley on the harp and Seán Gavin on the uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes).

The show touches a chord with Americans, even those not of Irish descent, as many families can identify with being far from home.

"One of the most heartfelt themes of Irish Christmas is emigration,"  says Mac Diarmada, referencing the millions of Irish who came to America over the centuries. "Music was a way that people stayed close to home."

Dec
14
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 14 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center

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.  Members may bring a friend.

Blood Drive
Dec 14 @ 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Longwood Fire Company is joining other area groups, including the Kennett Township Police Department, in conducting a blood drive with the American Red Cross to be held at the Kennett Township Building, 801 Burrows Run Road, Kennett Square, on Thursday, December 14, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Blood donations are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they come in. Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients.

Dec
15
Fri
Treasures on Trial Feature Film Series: Tim’s Vermeer @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 15 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for this film series, featuring intriguing stories surrounding real-life tales of forgery and counterfeiting, hosted by scholars, curators, film buffs, and critics who will lead discussions after each film. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reservations suggested. Visit the Treasures on Trial web page for more information on the exhibition.

This 2013 documentary follows inventor Tim Jenison and the extraordinary lengths he goes to in seeking to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. A Penn and Teller Film. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Call 800.448.3883.

CF Township Open House and Volunteer Appreciation
Dec 15 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Chadds Ford Township Open House and Volunteer Appreciation


  • RSVP 610-388-8800
    Friday, December 15 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Dec
16
Sat
Yuletide Brunch with Santa @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 16 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, December 16th, 23rd, and Sunday, December 17th.
9:00am - 1:00pm
$35.95 per person
Children aged 2-12 are 50% off. Free for children under 2.
Members receive a 10% discount.
Reservations can be made through ccater@winterthur.org or by leaving a message at 302.888.4826
Santa will be present from 9:30am - 12:30pm.

Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks on Sat. & Sun. @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 16 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Dec
17
Sun
Yuletide Brunch with Santa @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 17 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, December 16th, 23rd, and Sunday, December 17th.
9:00am - 1:00pm
$35.95 per person
Children aged 2-12 are 50% off. Free for children under 2.
Members receive a 10% discount.
Reservations can be made through ccater@winterthur.org or by leaving a message at 302.888.4826
Santa will be present from 9:30am - 12:30pm.

Jack Marshall’s Art Show at the Gables
Dec 17 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dec
19
Tue
Business Networking
Dec 19 @ 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM

3rd Tuesday of every month

Free coffee and networking!

Hosted by Right Touch Trophies & Awards and Way Martial Arts

Ted Way & Jackie Tate

929 S High Street, 22A

Parkway Shopping Center in West Chester

If you have questions, call Jackie 484-576-7690

 

Dec
20
Wed
Yuletide Jazz & Wine Series: The Rob Zinn Group @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 20 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Celebrate the season with live jazz and a glass of wine in the festive atmosphere of Winterthur’s Galleries Reception Atrium. Cash wine and beer bar; fruit and cheese for purchase. Yuletide Jazz and Wine is $5 per Member. $10 per nonmember. $5 students. 13 and under are free. Yuletide Jazz and Wine entry is included with a nonmember purchase of an earlier, same-day General Admission ticket.

Jazz and Wine tickets include live jazz and entry to the Winterthur Galleries, including feature exhibitions Treasures on Trial: the Art and Science of Detecting FakesRoyal Splendor: the Coronation Gown from The Crown; and Go to Your Room! Interiors Design & the Youthful Imagination. Nonmember Jazz and Wine ticket purchasers may upgrade their ticket to a Yuletide Tour that evening for an additional $10. Advance registrations strongly recommended, spaces fill early. 

The Rob Zinn Group incorporates elements of smooth jazz, blues, funk, latin, R & B, and pop woven around a smooth jazz groove.

Dec
21
Thu
Coffee and Business Networking
Dec 21 @ 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Time: 7:30-9:30

3rd Tuesday monthly

Place: Right Touch Trophies & Awards

929 S. High St, 22-A

Parkway Shopping Center

West Chester PA

Jackie Tate

484-576-7690

Dec
22
Fri
The Nutcracker – Friday and Saturday
Dec 22 @ 7:00 PM

The Nutcracker

Wilmington's Favorite Holiday Tradition

December 22nd 7:00 p.m.

December 23rd 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

The Grand Opera House

Special groups rates for 10 or more

call 1-800-37-GRAND

BUY TICKETS

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

Saturday, December 16th, 23rd, and Sunday, December 17th.
9:00am - 1:00pm
$35.95 per person
Children aged 2-12 are 50% off. Free for children under 2.
Members receive a 10% discount.
Reservations can be made through ccater@winterthur.org or by leaving a message at 302.888.4826
Santa will be present from 9:30am - 12:30pm.

Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks on Sat. & Sun. @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 23 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Dec
25
Mon
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Tue
Brandywine Business Network
Dec 26 @ 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
Wed
“Escape Brandywine” Historic Escape Room Experience @ Begins at Barn Visitor Center
Dec 27 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Escape Brandywine

Escape Brandywine is a new, historically immersive escape room experience available on select dates this Summer!

PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are $28 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine. This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission!

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping. Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!

To purchase your tickets, click here.  Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events!   Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.

For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society, please visit our website at http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Dec
28
Thu
“Escape Brandywine” Historic Escape Room Experience @ Begins at Barn Visitor Center
Dec 28 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Escape Brandywine

Escape Brandywine is a new, historically immersive escape room experience available on select dates this Summer!

PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are $28 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine. This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission!

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping. Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!

To purchase your tickets, click here.  Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events!   Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.

For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society, please visit our website at http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Dec
29
Fri
“Escape Brandywine” Historic Escape Room Experience @ Begins at Barn Visitor Center
Dec 29 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Escape Brandywine

Escape Brandywine is a new, historically immersive escape room experience available on select dates this Summer!

PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are $28 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine. This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission!

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping. Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!

To purchase your tickets, click here.  Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events!   Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.

For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society, please visit our website at http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Dec
30
Sat
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Dec 30 @ 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, 9-11am
Where: meet at the NGM Visitor Center
Cost: Free

Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks on Sat. & Sun. @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 30 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Jan
1
Mon
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
6
Sat
Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks on Sat. & Sun. @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jan 6 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Jan
9
Tue
Free Business Networking Event
Jan 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saloon 151 located at 151 Gay Street, West Chester

Hosted by Patricia Duffy, Streamline Payroll

Phone: 484-343-4683

Cell 267-721-4670

E Mail: pduffy@streamlinepayroll.net

Parking

Meters available on the street

Cash -- .25 for every 10 minutes  up to 3 hours

Credit cards -- .75 per ½ hour up to 3 hours

Garages

Justice Center Garage – 220 W Market St at New (right around the corner from Saloon 151) and parking is free after 5pm

Bicentennial Garage – 20 S High St at Market

Chestnut St Garage – 14 E Chestnut St at Walnut

Hope to see you there!!

Jan
11
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jan 11 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center

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.  Members may bring a friend.