Community Calendar

Sep
14
Sat
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

Oct
5
Sat
Cinderella & Company: Three Fairy Tales Reimagined, Museum Exhibit @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Oct 5 2019 – Jan 5 2020 all-day

Fairy tales are age-old stories that teach life lessons, touch on dark fears and elemental truths, and seed nascent imaginations. The universality of their appeal has inspired illustrators for centuries. From October 5, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Cinderella & Co.—Three Fairy Tales Reimagined, an examination of illustrations for three well-known and beloved fairy tales, including Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Three Little Pigs. The exhibition is organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art, which will be the exclusive venue.

For this exhibition, guest curator H. Nichols B. Clark, Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Emeritus, has deflected textual considerations and focused on the broad array of imagery; the central premise is to consider the three tales and upend the status quo of classic depictions. The work of nineteenth and early twentieth-century masters such as George Cruikshank, Walter Crane, and L. Leslie Brooke will provide examples of classic styles and interpretations that influenced numerous traditional artists such as Marcia Brown, Paul Galdone, Barbara McClintock, and Jerry Pinkney. These orthodox images will be juxtaposed with unconventional interpretations, such as the more experimental and edgy visions exemplified by the art of Steven Guarnaccia, James Marshall, Lane Smith, William Wegman, David Wiesner, and Mo Willems.

Illustrations, explored as signifiers of time and culture, reveal the extraordinary versatility inherent in the stories. Rich multicultural readings, such as those from China (Ed Young), the Spice Islands of Indonesia (Reynold Ruffins), the Caribbean (Brian Pinkney), Russia (Anita Lobel), and Mexico (Tomie dePaola) underscore the notion that these treasured stories live visually in many different forms and lend themselves to surprisingly diverse interpretation.

Oct
14
Mon
Toastmasters – Kennett
Oct 14 @ 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: http://www.kennettsquare.toastmastersclubs.org.

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

 

 

Oct
15
Tue
Storytime in Español @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 15 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Join us Tuesday mornings at 10:30, starting October 1st, to hear stories, sing songs, play games, and more with Señora Mercedes during Storytime in Español!

For ages 1+

Stroller Tour @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Oct 15 @ 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, October 8 – The Halloween Paintings of Peter Paone; Tuesday, November 12 – Cinderella & Co.—Three Fairy Tales Reimagined; Tuesday, December 10 – Holiday Tour featuring Brandywine Critters.

Block Party @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 15 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

****NEW TIME****

An hour long free play session with a set of wooden blocks of people, vehicles, and animals. Kids will have the freedom to build and play as they wish.

Ages 2-5

Oct
16
Wed
Creative Escapes: Printed Notecards @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Oct 16 @ 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 Museum’s collection, and feature a hands-on printmaking activity. Participants will create simple designs to carve into a printing block, which they will use to create a beautiful pattern or image on a set of giftable notecards. A perfect opportunity to add a personal touch to your gifts this holiday season! No experience is necessary. Program fee includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB!

Dance Me a Story @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 16 @ 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Come in to dance, play, and hear a story! For ages 18 months- 5 years

Oct
17
Thu
Childrens Read Aloud Tours @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Oct 17 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s galleries, and make their own creative works in this fun program. Online registration is requested. The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Story Time @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Oct 17 @ 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.

The Great Pumpkin Carve @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 17 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Carvers work through the early evening on Thursday and then illuminate their masterpieces by candlelight. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine.

3rd Annual Kennett Library Benefit: The Glory of the Sea @ The Stone Barn
Oct 17 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Come aboard and chart ye course

to the 3rd Annual Kennett Library Benefit: The Glory of the Sea presented by Glenmede which will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at The Stone Barn in Kennett Square. You are in for an evening of stories and adventure with guest speaker, Victoria Wyeth, mouthwatering fare, and plenty of booty for every buccaneer to get their share in our not-to-be-missed Live and Silent Auctions.  All proceeds from this fall fundraiser will help the library to amass the treasure needed to fill the 33% gap between the library's annual operating budget and government funding.

Tickets are on sale now at: http://bidpal.net/KLBenefit2019.  A preview of the amazing Live and Silent auction items will be available beginning October 1st.

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1DK9uUb179hk7yZFq2hxfdsq9DI1YtNgR

 

PJ Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 17 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages 3-8.

Oct
18
Fri
The Great Pumpkin Carve @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 18 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Carvers work through the early evening on Thursday and then illuminate their masterpieces by candlelight. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine.

Oct
19
Sat
Chadds Ford Roadside Cleanup
Oct 19 @ 8:00 AM

We encourage you to collect trash on a road near your home. Trash bags, gloves and safety vests are supplied to volunteers.

Meet at Chadds Ford Township building at 8 am

Run for the Mill 5K Trail Run and Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 19 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Enjoy the diverse scenery at Newlin Grist Mill on this 5K trail run through the 160 acre park. Or come out and walk our one mile course at your own pace. Either way, you’ll be supporting historical and environmental preservation, and helping to keep Newlin Grist Mill running! Proceeds will go toward the restoration of our historic water system which powers the mill.

 

Schedule:

8:00am   Registration

8:45am   Warm-up by Power Plant Gym

9:00am   5K Trail Run

9:15am   One Mile Walk

9:45am   Kids Fun Dash

10:00am Awards

 

Ice Cream Truck provided by Bryn Mawr Trust

Document Shredding
Oct 19 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Chadds Ford Township Building

Recycle anything with a plug
Oct 19 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Charges are made for some items.

 

Barks and Brew @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Oct 19 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dust off your lederhosen and beer steins and head to the Brandywine River Museum of Art for an outdoor Oktoberfest celebration in the Museum’s courtyard. Family, friends and canine companions are all welcome. Enjoy a selection of craft beers from a local brewery, plus wine and soft drinks; dine on a delectable menu of German-inspired fare by Chef Mike Kline, Executive Chef of the Brandywine’s Millstone Café; and tap your feet to live music by the Moondawgs And speaking of dogs, be sure to bring your favorite pooch along for the fun—bonus barking points for Oktoberfest dog costumes! Brandywine volunteers will be on-hand to dog sit well-behaved pets for owners who wish to visit the Museum’s galleries.

The Great Pumpkin Carve @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 19 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Carvers work through the early evening on Thursday and then illuminate their masterpieces by candlelight. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine.

Oct
20
Sun
Guest Artist Luigi Mazzocchi Performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. @ Neumann University
Oct 20 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Guest Artist Luigi Mazzocchi Performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

 

The Delaware County Symphony  opens the 2019-2020 season under the baton of guest conductor Steven Framil with Declaration of Peace (World Premier) by Stanley Grill. The concert continues with the ever popular and emotionally joyous Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven featuring guest soloist Luigi Mazzocchi, violin. The concert concludes with a work which captures the energy and exuberant optimism of the American people in Symphony No. 9, "From the New World by Antonin Dvořák. Sunday October 20, at 3:00 PM at Neumann University. All are invited to a free pre-concert presentation by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the McNichol Room. Neumann University is located at One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA ( ¼ mile west of Concord Rd. and Rt. 452). There is ample free parking adjacent to the theatre and the Life Center is  handicapped accessible. Information at 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org. Tickets regular $20 and seniors at $17.

 

Guest Artist Luigi Mazzocchi Performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. @ Neumann University
Oct 20 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Guest Artist Luigi Mazzocchi Performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

 

The Delaware County Symphony  opens the 2019-2020 season under the baton of guest conductor Steven Framil with Declaration of Peace (World Premier) by Stanley Grill. The concert continues with the ever popular and emotionally joyous Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven featuring guest soloist Luigi Mazzocchi, violin. The concert concludes with a work which captures the energy and exuberant optimism of the American people in Symphony No. 9, "From the New World by Antonin Dvořák. Sunday October 20, at 3:00 PM at Neumann University. All are invited to a free pre-concert presentation by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the McNichol Room. Neumann University is located at One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA ( ¼ mile west of Concord Rd. and Rt. 452). There is ample free parking adjacent to the theatre and the Life Center is  handicapped accessible. Information at 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org. Tickets regular $20 and seniors at $17.

 

Oct
21
Mon
Kindergarten Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Weekly - Every Monday

Oct
22
Tue
Dine Around West Chester to Benefit The Hickman @ Barnabys West Chester, Iron Hill Brewery, The Mediterranean, Rams Head Bar & Grill, Rize Pizza, Side Bar & Restaurant, Spence Cafe, Sterling Pig Public House and Timothy's of West Chester,
Oct 22 all-day

The Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester is excited to host the Second Annual Dine Around West Chester event on Tuesday, October 22nd. For that one day, Barnabys West ChesterIron Hill Brewery & RestaurantThe Mediterranean Restaurant & BakeryRams Head Bar & GrillRize PizzaSide Bar & RestaurantSpence CafeSterling Pig Public House and Timothy’s West Chester will donate 25% of their food sales to The Hickman. All you have to do is go out to eat at one of the participating restaurants for lunch and/or dinner! It’s OK to eat out twice that day!

During the evening portion of the event, guests of each restaurant will have the opportunity to enter a contest to win a gift card from that establishment. All raffle entries will go into an overall event raffle for a chance to win an exciting prize! It’s free to enter the raffle, but donations are appreciated.

Funds raised through Dine Around West Chester will support The Hickman’s Resident Assistance Fund. The Fund provides assistance to residents who have depleted their financial resources, allowing them to remain in their home with their friends and The Hickman’s caring staff.

Block Party @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 22 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ages 2-5

Weekly Every Tuesday

Storytime in Español @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 22 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Join us Tuesday mornings at 10:30, starting October 1st, to hear stories, sing songs, play games, and more with Señora Mercedes during Storytime in Español!

For ages 1+

Stroller Tour @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Oct 22 @ 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, October 8 – The Halloween Paintings of Peter Paone; Tuesday, November 12 – Cinderella & Co.—Three Fairy Tales Reimagined; Tuesday, December 10 – Holiday Tour featuring Brandywine Critters.

ARTZ at Brandywine @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Oct 22 @ 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.

Block Party @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 22 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

****NEW TIME****

An hour long free play session with a set of wooden blocks of people, vehicles, and animals. Kids will have the freedom to build and play as they wish.

Ages 2-5

Medicare Update Presentation w/ Apprise @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 22 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Learn new and updated information for the forthcoming Medicare year concerning original Medicare premiums, deductibles, copays, Medicare advantage plans and Part D prescription plan information. Attendees can be all Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare caregivers, and anyone new to Medicare for this Medicare calendar year. All are welcome. Apprise is a division of the PA Dept. of Aging. Registration is required. Please call the library at 610-358-3445 ext. 2 to register.