Calendar

Aug
18
Sat
Summer String Fling
Aug 18 @ 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Symphony Under the Stars
Aug 18 @ 7:30 PM

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018 • 7:30 pm

In case of inclement weather, Concert Will Be held Indoors.

Open Air Theatre, Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

Michael Hall, Conductor and Music Director
Joseph Hsia, Violin, Senior Instrumental Competition Winner

Enjoy music under the stars with our concert of magic and mystery.  Longwood Gardens becomes a Shakespearean Fairy Land as we perform incidental music from Mendelssohn’s enchanted Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Classics such as Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite mix with popular favorites from Disney and Harry Potter. A night not to be missed!

Program:

MENDELSSOHN – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Overture
MENKEN – Beauty & the Beast
VIEUXTEMPS – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Movement 1
OFFENBACH – Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
MENDELSSOHN – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo
GRIEG – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
WILLIAMS – Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter

Tickets:

Ticket price includes the concert, access to Longwood Gardens during the day on the day of the concert, and post-concert Illuminated Fountain Show.

Adults – $45 in advance, $50 day of concert
Students up to age 18 – $10
$5 order fee, per order
Purchase Tickets

Aug
19
Sun
Wild Mushroom Forage (Wild Foraging Series 2018) @ Walnut Hill Headquarters
Aug 19 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us at Walnut Hill, TLC Headquarters, to venture into the Chandler Mill preserve in search of wild mushrooms with Tina Ellor from Phiilips Mushroom Farm and Luke Smithson from the NJ Mycological Society (NJMS). Collect and identify mushrooms and enjoy a mushroom themed light lunch!

Aug
21
Tue
WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 21 @ 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.

Beauty and The Arts
Aug 21 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
22
Wed
Estate Tour @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 22 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you see how we have repurposed historic work areas. Glimpse behind the scenes on this tour led by a specially trained guide. The 45-minute tour will leave from the east circle near the Dorrance Gallery. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm. $5 per person upgrade. Members free. Capacity of 20. Weather permitting; handicapped-accessible.

Natural Wonders Evening for Educators @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Aug 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events/natural-wonders-evening-educators
Educators are invited to tour galleries and enjoy light refreshments during this special education event for those who teach at area schools or colleges. Free for educators with ID. Letters for teachers to submit for Act 48 credit will be provided.
Preregistration is required online or by calling 610.388.8382.

Aug
23
Thu
SCCCC Network at Noon
Aug 23 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Network at Lunch at the Kennett Country Club

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Farm Stand at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 23 @ 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm. Visit us to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the Cottage near the Winterthur Post Office. Note: Guests who would like to tour Winterthur’s exhibitions or grounds will require a ticket.

Thursday Evening Follies and Beer Garden @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 23 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

June 14, 21, & 28
July 12, 19, 26
August 9, 16, 23 & 30
5:00–9:30 pm

On all other Thursdays, June–August, join us to stroll through the Follies exhibition or to take a twilight tram tour of the exhibition. Twilight trams will be offered every half hour from the Visitor Center until sunset. Weather permitting and space available.  Members free. $10 per nonmember.

Aug
24
Fri
Citadel Country Spirit USA
Aug 24 @ 12:00 PM

About Citadel Country Spirit USA

The producers of Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest country music festival, proudly present Citadel Country Spirit USA, an inaugural, three-day country music spectacular created to be the Mid-Atlantic region’s foremost annual country music festival. While country music artists are the main attraction, great festivals are more than great music. Located at the prestigious Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania, Citadel Country Spirit USA will be a destination country celebration with an array of activities, food and libations to please every palate — from Sierra Nevada for beer drinkers to wine and spirits at the Barefoot Wine Garden and Jose Cuervo Cantina. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Gates open at noon -  August 24-26, 2018

For more information

Concert in the Courtyard @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Aug 24 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events/concerts-courtyard-sparkle-pony
Sparkle Pony is fun, refreshing, creative and difficult not to love. This little Bluegrass, Newgrass and Folk quartet has quickly earned the reputation for being one of the most well polished, high-quality bands on the Philly Folk scene right now.
Lead singer Valentina Raffaelli, from Tuscany Italy is a true vocal powerhouse and brings a unique take to an old familiar style. Her performances are always high energy and dynamic, she is a true entertainer. Lewin Barringer on guitar, the "well-seasoned" pro has played with everyone from Randy Travis, to Peter Rowan, Blues Traveler and G. Love & Special Sauce and is one of the best rhythm guitar players in the area. Molly Hebbert-Wilson on bass is one of the finest and hardest working upright players on the Philadelphia music scene today. Award-winning Fiddler Sarah Larsen has also become a permanent member of the band. She brings that fiddle power and country class. On Mandolin Bryce Milano, one of the most impressive mandolin players in country right now. His skills on the mandolin are instantly noticeable and addicting.

Citadel Country Spirit USA comes to Chester County
Aug 24 @ 7:41 PM – Aug 26 @ 8:41 PM

Citadel Country Spirit USA, a new, three-day country music festival featuring 20 artists on two stages, is August 24-26 in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds, 5 Nantmeal Road, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania.

Alabama, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley headline the first-ever festival with top country artists, such as Dustin Lynch, Trace Adkins, Jake Owen, Brett Young, Tyler Farr, Cassadee Pope and Michael Ray also performing on the Jeff D’Ambrosio Auto Group main stage.

While great music is the main attraction, concert-goers will be treated to a spectacular three-day festival experience, a country music celebration with like-minded country music fans, an array of activities, a wide selection of food vendors and restaurants – and libations to please every palate, from Sierra Nevada for beer drinkers to wine and spirits at the Barefoot Wine Garden and Jose Cuervo Cantina.

Hosted by the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau (CVB), thousands of country music fans are expected to attend.

A local ticket office has opened at the Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center, 300 Greenwood Road in Kennett Square, directly across from the entrance to Longwood Gardens, next to the Longwood Fire Station.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday. Credit cards only, no cash is accepted.

Single-day tickets are priced from $89. Three-Day Passes are priced from $249. Purchase tickets online at www.countryspiritusa.com.To charge by phone, call 1-800-514-3849. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

To store belongings in a convenient location and keep cell phones charged, reservations are now being accepted for on-site locker rentals. Single and multi-day rentals are available and expected to sell out quickly. Visit  https://www.entertainmentlockers.com/country-spirit-usa-2018-lockers/.

In addition to Citadel and the Chester County CVB, sponsors include Sierra Nevada, Jose Cuervo, Barefoot Wine, Jeff D’Ambrosio Auto Group, Legacy Entertainment, Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine, Main Line Animal Rescue, Etix and Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show.

Main Stage Lineup and Schedule
Gates Open at Noon

Friday, August 24
9:15 p.m.         Alabama
7:15 p.m.         Dustin Lynch
5:30 p.m.         Brett Young
3:45 p.m.         Cassadee Pope
2:00 p.m.         To Be Announced

Saturday, August 25
9:15 p.m.         Toby Keith
7:15 p.m.         Trace Adkins
5:30 p.m.         Tyler Farr
3:45 p.m.         High Valley
2:00 p.m.         Jimmie Allen

Sunday, August 26
7:30 p.m.         Brad Paisley
5:30 p.m.         Jake Owen
3:45 p.m.         Michael Ray
2:00 p.m.         Danielle Bradbery

Aug
25
Sat
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Aug 25 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 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 from 8-10am (May-October) or 9-11am (November-April)

Where: Meet at the NGM Visitor Center

DelaWild: Celebrating Nature in the First State @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 25 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

More than two dozen environmental organizations will be at Winterthur for this special day celebrating nature and the environment in the First State. The day will include fun, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and hikes on topics such as water, wildlife, plant life, and nature. Special guests include Charlie Engleman, host of Weird But True! and Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long. Members $10 per adult and $3 per child; nonmembers $20 per adult and $6 per child. 

History at Work @ Newlin Grist Mill
Aug 25 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill. These demonstrations take place on the last Saturday of the month between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
April 28th: Beer Brewing
May 26: Cooperage
June 30: Spinning & Weaving
July 28: Tinsmithing
August 25: Paper Marbling & Bookbinding
September 29: Joinery
October 27: Food Preservation

“History at Work” is free and open to the public of all ages.

Teacher Appreciation Day
Aug 25 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Kennett Square Resale Book Shoppe at 113 South Union Street in Kennett Square is holding their annual Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All present and former teachers (with identification) can take advantage of a special deal: purchase an entire shopping bag of books for just $30. Gift certificates are available; contact the Book Shoppe at 610-444-6069 with questions.

“Escape Brandywine” Historic Escape Room Experience @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Escape Brandywine

Escape Brandywine is a new, historically immersive escape room experience available every Saturday this spring and 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 historic Chads House, c.1725,  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.

 

Citadel Country Spirit USA
Aug 25 @ 12:00 PM

About Citadel Country Spirit USA

The producers of Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest country music festival, proudly present Citadel Country Spirit USA, an inaugural, three-day country music spectacular created to be the Mid-Atlantic region’s foremost annual country music festival. While country music artists are the main attraction, great festivals are more than great music. Located at the prestigious Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania, Citadel Country Spirit USA will be a destination country celebration with an array of activities, food and libations to please every palate — from Sierra Nevada for beer drinkers to wine and spirits at the Barefoot Wine Garden and Jose Cuervo Cantina. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Gates open at noon -  August 24-26, 2018

For more information

Pop-Up Naturalist @ Newlin Grist Mill
Aug 25 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Newlin's staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family!

In 2018, our naturalist will pop-up from 1pm to 5pm on the following Saturdays:

April 28:  Animal Homes

May 26:  Wonderful Wildflowers

June 30:  Frogs & Toads

July 28:  Plant Superheroes

August 25:  Stream Life

September 29:  Persistent Pollinators

October 27:  Mighty Oaks

The Pop-Up Naturalist Program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

The Newlin Series: “Recreating Washington’s Whiskey” @ Newlin Grist Mill
Aug 25 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join us for our annual series in which we explore different aspects of Newlin Grist Mill's unique historical and environmental resources. Get an in-depth look at the site with programs that range from presentations by guest speakers to hands-on workshops.

Learn about the process of reconstructing and operating the distillery of George Washington’s Mount Vernon from distillery manager Steve Bayshore. After the presentation, attendees can sample spirits made at the distillery.

Advance registration is requested for all programs in The Newlin Series. For questions, or to register, please call 610.459.2359 or email info@newlingristmill.org. Cost: $5/members, $7/non-members

Aug
26
Sun
Bugs and Butterflies @ Tyler Arboretum
Aug 26 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bugs and Butterflies
Sunday, August 26, 10 am – 2 pm

Join us for our annual celebration of bugs and butterflies.
Come and watch our monarch tagging demonstrations.
New this year! Visit the arthropods from the Philadelphia
Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, and get up close
and personal with a real beehive thanks to our friends
at Church Lane Apiary.

FREE with regular admission, no pre-registration required; rain or shine.

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
610-566-9134, tylerarboretum.org.

Citadel Country Spirit USA
Aug 26 @ 12:00 PM

About Citadel Country Spirit USA

The producers of Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest country music festival, proudly present Citadel Country Spirit USA, an inaugural, three-day country music spectacular created to be the Mid-Atlantic region’s foremost annual country music festival. While country music artists are the main attraction, great festivals are more than great music. Located at the prestigious Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania, Citadel Country Spirit USA will be a destination country celebration with an array of activities, food and libations to please every palate — from Sierra Nevada for beer drinkers to wine and spirits at the Barefoot Wine Garden and Jose Cuervo Cantina. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Gates open at noon -  August 24-26, 2018

For more information

Aug
28
Tue
Free Screenings for Veterans at Bianco Family Chiropractic to Promote New Law @ Bianco Family Chiropractic
Aug 28 all-day

In late March, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, giving military veterans greater access to non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief through chiropractic care at more Veterans’ Affairs (VA) facilities throughout the country.

With the new measure in place, Chadds Ford-based chiropractor, Dr. Tom Bianco, is on a crusade to educate local veterans and their families about the benefits of chiropractic care, dispel concerns about treatment, and introduce them to the highly-specialized Gonstead technique.

“This legislation is a great start in continuing to care for those who served our nation,” said,” Dr Bianco. “Many of our veterans suffer from extreme back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions resulting from their service. However, there is reluctance in many to seek chiropractic treatment out of fear and misconceptions. Having used Gonstead for more than 25 years of practice, I have genuinely healed people who suffered debilitating pain and had no hope. I want to make a difference”

 Now through August 31st, Dr, Thomas Bianco of Bianco Family Chiropractic is offering free individual evaluations, diagnostic X-rays, and personalized exercise regimens to get military heroes on their way to feeling good.

Currently, veterans have access to chiropractic services at more than 70 major VA treatment facilities in the United States, but nearly 100 VA sites offer little to no availability. This disparity comes at a time when the need for drug-free options for musculoskeletal conditions is urgent. VA data cites “diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective system” such as back pain as the No. 1 ailment experienced by veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who access VA treatment. Moreover, surveys show that, like the civilian population, many veterans struggle with prescription painkiller (opioid) addiction.

“The Gonstead Technique is the gold standard of chiropractic care,” said Dr. Bianco. “It goes beyond what many chiropractors consider a spinal assessment. It is such a specialized approach that I am one of fourteen physicians in Pennsylvania with the credentials to practice it.”

For more information about Bianco Family Chiropractic or schedule a free consultation, call 484-840-9100 or visit biancofamilychiropractic.com .

 About Bianco Family Chiropractic

Established in 1996, Bianco Family Chiropractic tailors a chiropractic and wellness program specifically targeted to each patient’s needs, using the least invasive, yet highly-effective, techniques and services.

Founded by Dr. Thomas Bianco, the Chadds Ford-based practice is built on the principles and techniques of world-renowned chiropractor, Dr. Clarence S.Gonstead.

The Gonstead Technique goes beyond what many chiropractors consider a spinal assessment by conducting a thorough analysis of the spine using five criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex - visualization, instrumentation, static palpation, motion palpation, X-ray analysis.

Since its inception, Bianco Family Chiropractic has successfully restored the health and functionality of thousands of patients suffering with everything from stiff necks and aching backs to ruptured and extruded discs in the lumbar spine and much more.

For more information about Bianco Family Chiropractic, visit biancofamilychiropractic.com or call 484-840-9100.

 

WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 28 @ 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.

Brandywine Business Network
Aug 28 @ 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

Natural Wonders Gallery Talk @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Aug 28 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Explore exhibition themes with Conservancy and Museum staff.
The talk will be led by John Snook, Senior Advisor for the Brandywine Conservancy and Laura Westmoreland, Associate Educator for the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Aug
29
Wed
Estate Tour @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 29 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you see how we have repurposed historic work areas. Glimpse behind the scenes on this tour led by a specially trained guide. The 45-minute tour will leave from the east circle near the Dorrance Gallery. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm. $5 per person upgrade. Members free. Capacity of 20. Weather permitting; handicapped-accessible.

Aug
30
Thu
Farm Stand at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 30 @ 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm. Visit us to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the Cottage near the Winterthur Post Office. Note: Guests who would like to tour Winterthur’s exhibitions or grounds will require a ticket.

Thursday Evening Follies and Beer Garden @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 30 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

June 14, 21, & 28
July 12, 19, 26
August 9, 16, 23 & 30
5:00–9:30 pm

On all other Thursdays, June–August, join us to stroll through the Follies exhibition or to take a twilight tram tour of the exhibition. Twilight trams will be offered every half hour from the Visitor Center until sunset. Weather permitting and space available.  Members free. $10 per nonmember.