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Feb
22
Thu
Annual Free Breakfast for Veterans
Feb 22 @ 8:30 AM – 1:00 AM

Chester County veterans and veteran organizations invited to attend free breakfast hosted by county Recorder of Deeds Rick

All Chester County veterans and veteran organizations are invited to attend the annual free breakfast, hosted by Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery and the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs.  The event takes place on Thursday, February 22, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus, 137 Modena Road, Coatesville, in the Academic Building.

“We are deeply grateful for the service and sacrifice of more than 80,000 veterans residing in Chester County whose serve ranges from World War II to today’s conflicts around the world,” said Loughery.  “So many did not stop after their military service; they continued to protect our citizens across Chester County.  At this year’s breakfast, we are paying special tribute to those veterans who have continued to serve our community as first responders.   We owe a special debt to these men and women and we will take the opportunity to recognize their patriotism and selfless dedication at our veterans’ breakfast.”

The breakfast is free to all Chester County veterans who register to attend and includes a special briefing by Congressman Lloyd Smucker on federal issues and a discussion on local services by Chester County Veterans Affairs director Lawrence Davidson.

“Chester County has many veterans initiatives that are offered by veterans and other related organizations across a wide geographical area,” said Davidson.  “This breakfast brings together many veterans groups, interested businesses and individuals to continue a collaborative county-wide conversation about veteran services; to explore ways in which we can learn from each other and to share ideas that successfully support our veterans.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of new men’s and women’s underclothing, socks and t-shirts to benefit homeless and hospitalized veterans at the Coatesville VA Medical Center, through David’s Drive 831.

Any veteran who brings his or her DD-214 discharge papers to the breakfast will also be eligible to receive a veteran ID discount card from the Chester County Recorder of Deeds office.  The veterans ID discount program offers savings at more than 100 business locations throughout the county.  To register to attend the breakfast, Chester County veterans should email veteransID@chesco.org or call Kayla at the Recorder of Deeds office at 610-344-4083.

 

 

Read Aloud at the Brandywine River Museum
Feb 22 @ 10:00 AM

Children’s Read – Aloud Tours

      Thurs, Feb 1, 2018 through Thurs, March 15th 2018.

      10:30 am , $5 per child, with one adult admitted free per  child; free for members

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Read-Aloud Schedule

February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde

February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 15: A River by Marc Martin

February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer

March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection

March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

Happy Birthday, Horace Pippin
Feb 22 @ 10:30 AM

Happy Birthday, Horace Pippin, Family Program

       Thurs., Feb 22, 2018, 10:30 am

       $5 per child, with one adulted admitted free per child:

       Free for members

“Music on the Brandywine”
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

“Music on the Brandywine”

      Thurs., Feb 22, 2018, 6 – 8:30 pm

      $12 members, $15 non-members

      $8 students through Feb. 21

      Prices increase day of performance

      http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events

Feb
23
Fri
UHS Used Book Sale
Feb 23 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UHS Gymnasium

7500 Unionville Rd

Kennett Square PA 19348

Chef’s Table Caribbean Dinner
Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Chef’s Table Caribbean Dinner at the Brandywine River Museum
February 23, 6 p.m.

This four-course feast will transport you to the sunny shores of the Caribbean. Enjoy exclusive access to our galleries; a menu including red snapper ceviche, Jamaican conch curry, Hereford beef skirt steak; plus specialty cocktails and beer or wine paired with each delicious course.

http://www.brandywine.org/museum

Feb
24
Sat
Pancake Breakfast & Maple Sugaring Celebration @ Tyler Arboretum
Feb 24 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us for our Annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration.
Walk through maple sugaring stations to explore how the tasty topping is turned from sap to syrup.
Then, satisfy your appetite with our famous all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast, complete with a new pancake toppings bar of fresh fruits.

Meet Jim Myers from Ridge Valley Farms to learn about his maple syrup production. Lots of tasty maple treats for sale to take home!

*Pancake Breakfast is a fundraiser for Tyler. All proceeds support our gardens, natural lands, and education opportunities.

Rain or shine event, snow date March 3.

UHS Used Book Sale
Feb 24 @ 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

UHS Gymnasium

7500 Unionville Rd

Kennett Square PA 19348

Year of the Dog celebrated at Delaware Art Museum
Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Year of the Dog is also being celebrated at the Delaware Art Museum on from Saturday, February 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a lion and folk dance, a Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and a special performance by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company entitled Red Firecrackers: The Legend of the First Chinese New Year. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view. This program is presented in conjunction with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. The event is free and donations accepted.

Kennett Winterfest
Feb 24 @ 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Welcome to the Kennett Winterfest – Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kennett Brewfest presents the 6th Annual Kennett Winterfest
Saturday, February 24, 2018
12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Bundle up and enjoy winter brews from 60 unique craft breweries – live music with Shady Groove.

Includes unlimited tastings of delicious craft beer.  Food Truck selection instead of a food ticket. Food is pay as you go (food is not included in the price of admission).  Stay tuned as we announce participating food trucks.

http://kennettwinterfest.com/

 

Chaddsford Winery – Wine and Chocolate Pairings – Sat. and Sun.
Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Every Saturday + Sunday in February from 1 PM - 5 PM

Celebrate the month of love with a walking wine-and-chocolate tour of Chaddsford Winery!

Explore several areas of the historic property as you visit 5 stations featuring artisan chocolates carefully paired with our award-winning wines.

Advanced tickets are $25/person.  Arrive anytime between 1pm-5pm on your reserved date (12pm-7pm on Valentine's Day) to take your pairing tour!  Space is limited – reserve your spot today.

Feb
25
Sun
The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County presents Wildlife in Winter Part 2: Bodacious Birds @ Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Feb 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What makes a bird a bird? Examine beaks, feathers, talons, and eggs to discover the incredible adaptations, camouflage, and bone structures of our avian friends. We will go birding and learn about the importance of migration rest stops and how humans play a major role in the survival of migratory bird populations. In honor of Rosalind Schwebel, this is the second of a four-part series.

We are also excited to announce that this years’ Wildlife in Winter program will run in conjunction with the Longwood Community Read. To expand your Wildlife in Winter experience, please read The Tree Lady by Kate Sessions or Lab Girl by Hope Jahren to become inspired to care for the Earth. Be motivated by Rachel Ignofsky’s Women in Science to ponder the many different ways to become an advocate for preserving open space to save wildlife, improve habitat, and spur conservation. Happy reading!

Feb
27
Tue
Brandywine Business Network
Feb 27 @ 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

Mar
1
Thu
Read Aloud at the Brandywine River Museum
Mar 1 @ 10:00 AM

Children’s Read – Aloud Tours

      Thurs, Feb 1, 2018 through Thurs, March 15th 2018.

      10:30 am , $5 per child, with one adult admitted free per  child; free for members

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Read-Aloud Schedule

February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde

February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 15: A River by Marc Martin

February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer

March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection

March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

Mar
2
Fri
Cokesbury Village Spring White Elephant Sale @ Cokesbury White Elephant Sale
Mar 2 @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Mar
3
Sat
Philadelphia Flower Show – March 3 to 11
Mar 3 all-day
Cokesbury Village Spring White Elephant Sale @ Cokesbury White Elephant Sale
Mar 3 @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Exploring Common Ground with “Mike the Gun Guy” Weisser!
Mar 3 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Saturday, March 3:   Exploring Common Ground with “Mike the Gun Guy” Weisser!

Mike Weisser is a lifetime NRA member and former firearms dealer who also advocates for common sense gun regulation.  Mr. Weisser writes a nationally known blog, “Mike the Gun Guy” where he provides updates on key issues and comments on proposed legislation.

Join us to hear what he has to say as a highly experienced gun enthusiast who also shares many of the goals of gun violence prevention groups.

1:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd., W. Chester PA 19382

Next Member & Guests Meeting:  Early April (Stay tuned for the exact date)

Topic:  Exploring the Concept — “Common Ground is the Solution™”

  • What does this mean?
  • Why will this approach be effective?
  • Where does common ground exist?
  • How can we take action on it?
  • How can we continue to build common ground?
Mar
6
Tue
WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 6 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and welcoming setting. Themes relate to the museum and garden. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.

Mar
7
Wed
Squeaky Wheels @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend time with your child  and make friends with new families while you learn a little about the amazing collections that make Winterthur special. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.

Mar
8
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 8 @ 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.

Read Aloud at the Brandywine River Museum
Mar 8 @ 10:00 AM

Children’s Read – Aloud Tours

      Thurs, Feb 1, 2018 through Thurs, March 15th 2018.

      10:30 am , $5 per child, with one adult admitted free per  child; free for members

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Read-Aloud Schedule

February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde

February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 15: A River by Marc Martin

February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer

March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection

March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

Mar
9
Fri
Winterthur After Hours @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 9 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Mix, Relax, Explore: Live Music and Winterthur Beer Garden

Winterthur After Hours on select Friday evenings presents families and adults with an evening opportunity to explore the Galleries and grounds. Enjoy a variety of offerings that enhance our local treasure.

Music: Songbird and the Tweeters

Location: Galleries Reception Atrium

$10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. $5 students. 13 and under are free. This After Hours program entry a $10 nonmember upgrade with the purchase of an earlier, same-day General Admission ticket.

Mar
10
Sat
Philadelphia Flower Show – March 3 to 11
Mar 10 all-day
Elegant Entertaining @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 10 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Girl Scout Junior

Earn your Social Butterfly badge as you explore the art of entertaining guests at a country estate in the 1930s. After, tour the Winterthur house where you will learn the skills you need to be a gracious hostess and plan elements of your own fabulous party. $12 per girl.

The Front Yard Revolution @ Mt. Cuba Center
Mar 10 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Move beyond boring, look-alike foundation plantings of Japanese barberry, burning bush, and Bradford pear. Substitute these invasive plants with native trees, shrubs, and perennials that feature multi-seasonal interest, support songbirds, and provide wildlife habitat. With the knowledge gained in this class, transform your landscape from an ecological desert to a beautiful, bountiful oasis, one plant at a time. Snow date for this class is Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Mar
11
Sun
The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County presents Wildlife in Winter Part 3: Skulls, Scat and Animal Tracks @ Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Mar 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Animals are all around us even if we don’t see them! We will help you become a nature detective and use the powers of observation to see who might be lurking around by looking for animal clues to understand what animals are doing and how humans affect animal behavior. In honor of Rosalind Schwebel, this is the third of a four-part series.

 We are also excited to announce that this years’ Wildlife in Winter program will run in conjunction with the Longwood Community Read. To expand your Wildlife in Winter experience, please read The Tree Lady by Kate Sessions or Lab Girl by Hope Jahren to become inspired to care for the Earth. Be motivated by Rachel Ignofsky’s Women in Science to ponder the many different ways to become an advocate for preserving open space to save wildlife, improve habitat, and spur conservation. Happy reading!

Mar
13
Tue
WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and welcoming setting. Themes relate to the museum and garden. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.

Free Business Networking Event
Mar 13 @ 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!!

Mar
15
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Mar 15 @ 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.