Community Calendar

Jennifer Nicole Campbell Leads Young Performers Workshop @ Brandywine River Museum Of Art
Aug 21 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Led by local pianist and composer Jennifer Nicole Campbell, four student composers will be premiering their musical compositions inspired by specific visual works at the Museum. Throughout the summer, each student has worked to fuse together their once-abstract ideas into the reality of a new piece of music. Join these young composers in celebrating their music in a unique intermingling between visual art and live music! Wednesday, August 21, . 2-3 pm. Free with Museum admission. Click here to view informational flyer

Jennifer Nicole 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. She has also been an Artist in Residence with the Delaware County Symphony for the past three years.


Creative Escapes: Wild and Wonderful Alcohol Inks @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Aug 22 @ 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 will include inspiration from the exhibition N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, and will feature a hands-on opportunity to paint with alcohol inks. Participants will be guided in applying inks to paper and ceramic tiles, and each person will take home a set of four ceramic tiles that may be used as coasters or for display. No experience necessary. Program fee includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB!

Ice cream and Conversation with Chesco Commissioners
Aug 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

County Commissioners to hold “Ice cream and Conversation” evening at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt in Berwyn

 Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell announce the location of the next “Conversations with the Commissioners” evening, part of a series of informal open-forum gatherings held throughout Chester County during the year.  Moving from the usual “coffee and conversation” theme, the Commissioners are offering “ice cream and conversation” during August.

The next “Conversations with the Commissioners” evening is Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, 576 E. Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn.

“The Commissioners’ conversation evenings follow previous county government information events including ‘On the Road’ Commissioners’ Meetings and the Chester County School of Government series,” said Becky Brain, County Communications Coordinator.  “The events give Chester County residents the opportunity to meet with all three County Commissioners to ask questions about county government programs and services that relate to everything from health, safety, open space and population growth to jobs, housing and the County’s many parks and trails.”

For more information on the event, email or call 610-344-6279.

Concerts in the Courtyard @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Enjoy live music in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s courtyard. Courtyard opens at 6 p.m.; performance begins at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Terrific Tuesdays @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Time Travel!

Every Tuesday in July and August

10:00 am–3:00 pm

Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids while they're out of school for the summer? During this year's Terrific Tuesdays we begin with the pre-historic era, inspired by some fun fossils recently “discovered” on our patio, then zoom forward to 1600.  From that point, we advance 50 years each week, exploring some of the customs, discoveries, and otherwise momentous moments along the way.

Special guests will be on hand to highlight skills and trades from the past and present.

Each week will feature a different time period and a different special guest:

July 2: Pre-History

July 9: 1600-1650

July 16: 1650-1700

July 23: 1700-1750

July 30: 1750-1800

August 6: 1800-1850

August 13: 1850-1900

August 20: 1900-1950

August 27: 1950-2000

Members and children under 2 are free. Nonmembers are $5 per child; $5 per one adult accompanying a paying child; additional adults are $15.

*Please note that Terrific Tuesdays is reserved for Winterthur Members or paying guests.  AHS, ROAM, and NARM reciprocity is not available for this program. Thank you for your understanding!

Delaware Division of the Arts logoThis program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

Block Party @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Aug 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ages 2-5

Weekly Every Tuesday

Bird Watch at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 28 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

June 26, July 31, and August 28, 8:00–10:00 am

Explore some of the hotspots for birds at Winterthur. Naturalist and birder Jessica Shahan will guide you through wetlands, meadows, the woodlands along Clenny Run, and outlying areas, such as chandler Woods and Brown's Woods. These natural areas provide a great habitat for a wide variety of birds year-round. Observe resident birds as well as migrating raptors, warblers, and sparrows. Beginner and experienced bird watchers are welcome. Bring your binoculars! $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember. Free for Winterthur Garden  and Landscape Society and Garden Associate Members.

The Schoolmaster Exhibit Opens
Aug 28 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Exhibit opening...The Schoolmaster...Wednesday, August 28th from 5 pm-7 pm

Christian C. Sanderson Museum

1755 Creek Road Chadds Ford, PA

Music Along the Bank @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 28 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Music Along the Bank is back by popular demand! Come delight in the sounds of music along the bank of Clenny Run Stream. Bring picnics, family, friends, and lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy some of our finest regional musicians. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Or, come to each of our monthly summer events and save. Package price for the entire series of three: $25 per Member. $45 per nonmember. Children 16 and under are free. Purchase single event tickets online. Purchase tickets for the series by calling 800.448.3883.  Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.  Please check website for updates.

August 28, 5:30–8:00 pm
Allison Dietz

Oil Painting Demonstration @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Aug 29 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Award-winning artist Randall Graham will demonstrate oil media and techniques at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Randall Graham is a local award-winning artist and instructor, known for his personal style of plein air painting. He has exhibited at Winterthur Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, The Art Trust Gallery & Chester County Art Association, and teaches classes at Oxford Art Alliance and Franklin Commons Gallery.

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

Every Monday - Toddler Storytime

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

Ages 4 and up -

From High School to Vietnam: A Personal Story w/ the American Helicopter Museum @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Sep 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Registration required. Call the library at 610-358-3445 to register.

Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Sep 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.

Preschool Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Sep 5 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Weekly - Every Thursday

Story Time @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Sep 5 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Thursday, August 15, 11am-11:30am

First and third Thursdays of the month, April–October

Share the joy of reading while cultivating an interest and appreciation for nature. Story Time takes place at the Story Stones in Enchanted Woods. Members free. Included with admission.

Autumn Splendor Container Garden Workshop @ Mt. Cuba Center
Sep 6 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ring in the fall season with a fresh, new container! Peg Castorani, co-owner of Gateway Garden Center, leads you on an inspirational tour of Mt. Cuba Center's native plant containers, discussing design principles and container selection, after which she presents practical advice on the basics of planting and maintaining containers. Make your own autumn-themed garden-in-a-pot to give your outdoor living space a seasonal flourish. Bring gardening gloves. Plants and container included in the fee.

First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Sep 6 @ 5:00 PM

Art Stroll Kennett Square

Art Stroll


Art Loop Wilmington


First Friday West Chester

26th Annual Brandywine River Cleanup @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sep 7 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us this year as the Brandywine Conservancy, East Bradford Township and West Bradford Township team up for a neighborhood collaboration! Inspired by the beauty of the Brandywine Greenway, the 26th Annual Brandywine River Cleanup will encompass the banks of the Brandywine River along Harmony Hill Covered Bridge and Brandywine Meadows Preserve Trail. Volunteers are advised to wear hats, long pants, heavy shoes or boots, and sunscreen. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Lunch will be provided at each cleanup site at noon. This event is appropriate for children over the age of five.

Each year, the Annual Brandywine River Cleanup helps to ensure cleaner water for communities that rely on the Brandywine as a source for their drinking water, a healthier habitat for wildlife, and a safer environment for recreational activities. Since the event's inception, volunteers have removed more than 30 tons of trash from the banks of the Brandywine between Lenape and the Delaware state line.

Multiple county hazardous waste collection
Sep 7 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For more information, call 610-322-0331

Nancy Fromnick, Chester County Recycling Coordinator


The Chester County Recycling Coordinator, Nancy Fromnick, announced the fifth Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for 2019. Residents from Chester County municipalities may participate on Saturday, September 7 at the Oxford School District Administration Building, 125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363. Proof of residency may be required. This event is for Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia residents only. The collection site will be open at 9:00 AM and will close at 3:00 PM sharp.




Designed for residents not businesses, no more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous product per household will be accepted. Hazardous cleaning and maintenance products will have the following cautionary words on the label: poisonous, caustic, toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, caution, warning, danger or hazardous. Many items, such as fertilizer or cleaning products, should just be used as they were designed to be used and do not need to be treated as hazardous waste.


The following items WILL NOT be accepted: latex paint, used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, propane, Helium or gas cylinders, household alkaline batteries, PCB’s, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, ammunition, computers, TVs, electrical appliances and appliances containing refrigerants.


LATEX PAINT IS NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE! Residents should not bring latex paint to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Solidify latex paint by either air drying small quantities or pouring the paint into a plastic trash bag with sawdust, clay-based kitty litter or rags and placing the bag and the opened can in the trash after the paint is solidified. Paint hardener may also be purchased at hardware stores. Oil-based paint only should be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.


Interested residents can visit or call their municipality or the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 *228 for information on how to properly handle unacceptable materials and for the other regional collection events scheduled throughout the year.






Toastmasters – Kennett
Sep 9 @ 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Toastmasters a fun and encouraging group with one common goal: To help each other improve our speaking and leadership skills. Introverts and extroverts welcome! Step out of your comfort zone, and give it a try! We meet from 5:45 pm to 7 pm typically on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Administrative Offices.

Check website to confirm dates and location:

Come check us out - and bring a friend along with you!



Open for Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870–1950 @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Sep 10 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020

A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses, but owners and workers at all three turned to photography to portray themselves and their work. Open for Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870–1950, a student-curated exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library, examines how photography helped small business owners to advertise and represent their shops, goods, and workers. Visitors will encounter historic photographs and objects and explore how entrepreneurship and photography were intertwined. By partnering with the Delaware Historical Society, Open for Business also showcases local business histories, including popular 20th-century Wilmington locales such as The Spot Café, Elsie’s Chicken, and Federal Bakery. The exhibit includes personal interviews and crowdsourced photographs in addition to more than 30 objects from the Winterthur and Delaware Historical Society collections. It will be on view in the Winterthur Galleries.


Museum Stroller Tour @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sep 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 held on the second Tuesday of every month, each with a new theme. Upcoming schedule here: Tuesday, September 10 – Jamie Wyeth; Tuesday, October 8 – Fractured Fairy Tales; Tuesday, November 12 – The Art of Peter Paone; Tuesday, December 10 – Holiday Tour featuring Brandywine Critters.

Movie Matinee for Adults @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Sep 11 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The library will be showing The Hustle. No registration required.

Nostalgia Illustrated: N.C. Wyeth, Advertising and American Cultural History @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sep 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Douglas B. Dowd, Professor of Art and American Culture Studies, Washington University, St. Louis, and director of the university’s Modern Graphic History Library, will discuss N. C. Wyeth’s commercial images and how the artist situated American consumers in a golden past to meet the needs of a nascent, modern advertising business. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow.

Professor Dowd received his BA in History from Kenyon College and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His work as a writer, illustrator, animator and printmaker addresses the social landscape. Dowd's fine books and prints are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University. Dowd is also active as a curator, essayist and critic in the realm of modern graphic culture, writing on topics in comics, animation and illustration. He writes the blog Graphic Tales and serves as an advisor to the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

The Mixed Perennial Garden @ Mt. Cuba Center
Sep 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Having trouble fitting native perennials neatly into your garden? Not to worry! There are many beautiful species that work well in both naturalistic and formal designs. George Coombs, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center, shows you how to combine perennials with shrubs and other flowering plants, as demonstrated in our South and Round Gardens. Seasonal selections for late summer will be highlighted and helpful maintenance tips are provided.

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

Weekly - Every Friday

Reality Reassembled: The Halloween Paintings of Peter Paone: museum exhibition @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sep 14 – Nov 3 all-day

This exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art presents the Halloween-themed paintings of renowned Philadelphia artist Peter Paone (born 1936). Halloween has long been a subject of fascination for the artist, and in the last decade he has produced a series of works devoted to the theme. Richly painted in jewel tones and textured surfaces, these works give visual form to his view of Halloween as a “day of denial,” one in which people have the freedom to adopt different personas that often reflect their inner desires. Paone creates paintings of extravagantly costumed figures whose mask-like expressions create an unsettling mood.

Paone works in the figurative tradition, yet his subjects spring wholly from his imagination. These mysterious, provocative and sometimes unsettling works reflect Paone’s own psychologically charged conception of Halloween. At the heart of Paone’s Halloween paintings is his pursuit of conveying a visual connection to the human condition. Deeply personal, the works that will be exhibited are deliberately open-ended, inviting speculation and challenging viewers to bring their own interpretation.

Paone’s remarkable career has spanned six decades. He has had over 50 solo exhibitions of his paintings and prints in his native Philadelphia as well as in New York, London, Vienna and Hamburg. He has also participated in numerous national and international group exhibitions. Among the many public institutions in which Paone’s work is represented are the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Woodmere Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, and the British Museum, in London. A respected teacher, Paone taught for over 30 years at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Archaeology Festival @ Newlin Grist Mill
Sep 14 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for a day of archaeology fun and discover the rich archaeological heritage that lies beneath our feet! This year’s festival highlights the industrial legacy of the area, to coordinate with Delaware County’s “Year of Mills 2019.”

Activities include:

  • Assist archaeologists with excavations
  • Clean artifacts in the lab
  • Remotely-operated vehicle demonstrations
  • “Kids Dig” and Pottery Assembly
  • Archaeology displays & exhibits
  • Food vendors


Chadds Ford Days @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Sep 14 @ 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Welcome to a colonial festival celebrating the history of Chadds Ford. This event has been a community tradition since 1958 and features colonial demonstrators, craft vendors, artists, barn market vendors and Revolutionary Reenactors. Enjoy live music throughout the day, food vendors and an outdoor tavern serving wine and beer. The Kids Korner features fun activities for children including house bounces, crafts and games. Our historic John Chads House and Springhouse are open for tours. Stop in the Visitor Center to view our 2019 exhibit "Thrills, Hills and Spills: Lenape Park and Chadds Peak". Join us and have an historically good time!