Shakespeare was no stranger to ghosts and other supernatural forces. They appeared often in his works. But now they are appearing here, in Delco. Because we're simply crazy about Halloween!

From Haunted Hayrides, to twisted Vampires, competitive Pumpkin Carving, Plantation Ghost Tours and Rooms with no way out - we 'vant you to love this holiday as much as we do ;)

This month's #1 story takes you to all the outré nooks and crannies across the county, starting with a place that's a real screeeeam...



Throughout October the Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride at Arasapha Farm will be scaring thousands of people, who, in the dark of night, venture from the safety of their homes to brave the dark fields of Glen Mills in search of a heart-pounding experience...

For 27 years, the Haunted Hayride has been scaring its visitors with amazing props, digital FX, great actors and extraordinary professional makeup.

It has been featured several times on the Travel Channel and has been rated the #1 Haunted Attraction in America by Hauntworld Magazine, USA Today and many other national publications.

The experience is a 25 minute, action packed, heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm, filled with huge, detailed sets, monsters and more pyrotechnics than a rock concert, including:
• A 100 foot long, 40 foot tall drive-thru insane asylum
• A full scale mock-up of a haunted New England church
• And a 200 foot long cave...and you'll never guess what's inside...!#$%#!

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Road (Rt. 352) Glen Mills, PA 19342
(610) 459-0647
Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride Website & Tickets
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Meet them now through October 31st, performing in a half-rock concert, half-theater show at People's Light!
"Imagine Bram Stoker in a blender with Riot Grrrl Feminism..."  ...that's the slogan for this bloody good show, on stage now through the 31st at People's Light in Malvern.

But this isn't your mother's (or grandmother's!) Vampire tale...it's a folk-punk twisted Dracula story infused with lilting ballads, rock anthems, and melodious love songs -- A creative retelling of Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic masterpiece... 

At the forefront of Such Things as Vampires are The Preventers, a traveling band of musicians who arrive in town with a mysterious mission. They share “The Book of Mina” to ward off an encroaching, malevolent presence. The Book chronicles the great love between two young women, Mina and Lucy, and their encounter with The Beast, Dracula. Recommended for ages 13+ View the content warning.

Then…AFTER THE 7:30 SHOW ON ALL HALLOW’S EVE… (the 31st!) extend your Vampire experience by attending what is sure to be the 'After Party of the year!'

Get a $60pp ticket to the final show on October 31st...and you will also
attend the Glam-Vamp After Party! MUST BE 18 OR OLDER
If you are 18 or older, follow up the last performance of the show, with a Glam-Vamp Halloween Bash with seasonal drinks, gourmet desserts & light fare, a kicking playlist, and a costume contest.

THE $60pp TICKETS INCLUDE:


LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
People's Light Website
39 Conestoga Road, Malvern PA 19355
610.644.3500
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Imagine this...you and a small group of friends or strangers) are locked in a room without a key.  
During Halloween.

Yiiiiikes!

You'll need to channel your inner Sherlock and start collecting clues, solving puzzles and de-coding riddles...if you want to get out!

Media's Xscape the Room is in its 3rd year of providing live escape games which, throughout the year, have become the hottest new date night, girls night, birthday celebration or team building experience.  But over Halloween month, when you're locked in a room with friends, co-workers or total strangers...it can be absolutely freak-out worthy!

 $28.00 a person, and at least 4 players are needed for a quality game. The best times are had with the maximum of 10 players.  Click below for more details.

Click here for the Xscape the Room Website

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN STREETS
1 and 25 W Third St
Media, PA 19063
484 471 7031
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PumpkinLand at Linvilla always reminds me of the Wizard of Oz.  

There's the Scarecrow...the Witches...and the Corn Maze is like a yellow brick road calling your name. 
There are even little monkeys, but ours are adorable, racing from one thrilling site to another, their eyes like saucers and their voices tinged with wonder.

There are mountains of pumpkins everywhere — straw bales, corn shocks, toys and fall decorations  -- plus a week of twilight-time jack-o-lanterns -- Autumn Moon & Witches House hayrides -- and ghoulish Halloween brews and treats for every taste and budget!

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063
610-876-7116
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At Halloween, you can't pass up an event that features funerary fashions, local ghost stories and fermented grapes (the yummy kind you drink in a wine glass ;)  
So RSVP now for the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Tavern Talk, Thursday, October 11, 7-9 PM

Independent historian Mark A. Turdo of Pommel Cydery will be demonstrating tools, techniques and research on historic cider making. If you (like me!) prefer fermented grapes, Chaddsford Winery will also be sampling their toothsome and delicious wine. 

Is the contraption on the right part of the torment you'll experience at this event...

Only if you're an apple!  It's  a medieval cider press. 

As for the tormented side of Tavern Talks this month, listen to tales of those long gone with Delmarva Historic Haunts and Laurie Hull-McCabe, local author and paranormal investigator. Guests will also learn about funerary fashions and make their own “cobweb” cards.

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture, with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Barns Brinton House
Next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike.
Adm $20 for non-members, $15 for members.
Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited.
Call  (610) 388-7376 to purchase tickets by phone
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The Colonial Plantation's famous Lantern Ghost Tours are only offered on 3 Saturdays:

October 13th, 20th and 27th -- 6 to 9:30pm

SO RESERVE NOW or prepare to be disappointed! 
History guides will lead you into the night...back into time...for a creaky, eerie walking tour experience at one of the most haunted sites in the County. 

Follow a torch lit path...learn about the strange and inexplicable ways that colonists treated their dead...visit the wagon barn and farmhouse where you'll hear stories of bizarre events that took place... and for the first time ever, you will tour the farmhouse basement. BE - PREPARED - FOR A HORRIFIC STORY...!!$#@%^!!

Tickets only available by phone reservation: 610-566-1725
Members $10, Non-members $12. Must be 10 or older. Tickets only available through pre-registration. Tours are approx. 1.5 hours and start every 30 minutes.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Ridley Creek State Park, 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive
Newtown Square, PA 19073.
610.566.1725
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October 14th take your little monsters to the  
historic Grange Estate in Havertown for their annual Pumpkin Painting & Scarecrow Workshops.

The Scarecrow Workshop is 1 to 4pm, and costs $5 per crow.
But before you come, send the kids on a 'stuffing' hunt around your home, gathering a bag full of old tee shirts and other fluffy household items to stuff and plump up your newest family member (the scarecrow). Other materials are supplied at the workshop.






Or maybe your family would rather adopt a Pumpkin for the porch... The Pumpkin Painting Workshop starts at 1:30pm and is $5 per pumpkin.  And don't forget to take a tour of this historic estate...learn its history and enjoy refreshments from 1 to 4pm.

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
143 Myrtle Ave, Havertown, PA 19083
(610) 446-4958
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Chadds Ford Historical Society's Great Pumpkin Carve is one of the most anticipated events of the year, so mark your calendar and bring the family for fun, magic, live music, hayrides, pumpkin painting, and more.

This year's event is Thursday October 18th through Saturday, the 20th.
Thursday, October 18 from 4pm-9pm  --   Friday, October 19 from 4pm to 9pm   --   Saturday, October 20 from 3pm to 9pm

All ticketing is at the gates:
Admission: $15 for adults  --  $13 for seniors (65+)  --  $9 for youth, students*, and active military*  --  $5 children (7-17)  --  Children under 7 are free

They've expanded the pumpkin patch, extended the hours, brought back the Haunted Trail and will feature local foods, beer, wine and cider!

There are more than 60 carvers, both amateur and professional, sculpting, sawing and chiseling giant pumpkins – some weighing up to 400 pounds – before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers.  

The actual carving is Thursday night (October 18th), starting at 4 pm. Arrive early to watch the carvers create their works of art! Judging categories are:
  • Best Overall, Most Original, Most Halloween, 
  • Best Use of Pumpkin & Best Carving
  • Winners will be announced on Friday 
  • On Friday and Saturday, pumpkins will be lit by candles 

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Barns Brinton House, next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike.
Adm $20 for non-members, $15 for members.
Call  (610) 388-7376 to purchase tickets by phone
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And finally....
Enjoy two full days of fall family fun at Tyler's Annual PUMPKIN DAYS FESTIVAL. Saturday & Sunday, Oct 20th and 21st from 10am to 5pm.

Make Halloween memories that fun, creative and perfect for family photo-ops!
  • Make your own scarecrow, or take a hayride through Tyler’s fall colors.  
  • Enjoy crafts, games, face painting, a moon bounce, an inflatable obstacle course, 
  • And of course, there will piles and piles of PUMPKINS!
  • Buy lunch at Tyler and spend the day.  Chose from pizza, sandwiches, hot cider, fruit, snacks, and ice cream.
Pumpkin Days is a fundraiser for the Arboretum, and is proudly sponsored by Wawa, Inc. No pre-registration required. FREE admission for members, compliments of Wawa. Free parking at Penn State Brandywine with shuttle service. 

Save time, buy your tickets online now. Click here to purchase tickets in advance!

PARK AT TYLER: LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. $10 by advance purchase.
Admission rates: $15 for adults $13 for seniors (65+) $9 for youth, students*, and active military* Children age 2 and under are admitted free.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Tyler Arboretum Website
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
610-566-9134 

The home of Soccer's Philadelphia Union Pro Team also hosts the most attended college soccer game this side of the Mississippi. 

This year's rivalry kicks off Friday, October 12th at 7pm.

The Army-Navy Cup has seen significant growth over its six years at Talen Energy Stadium with attendance surpassing 10,000 fans. Following the founding of an Army-Navy Cup host committee, the game has expanded to attract nearly 40,000 fans over the past four editions combined. Last year's Army-Navy Cup was the third-highest attended college soccer match in the United States.

"We are excited that we have been able to continue this wonderful relationship with Philadelphia and the Union," said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. "Our coaches and players really enjoy the stadium, and to play our greatest rival in a spectacular and electric setting is fantastic. There have been great crowds, energy, atmosphere, and super soccer!"

Click here for Tickets!

And get tickets now to the Union's final two home games of the season: 
Saturday, October 6th, 7:30pm vs Minnesota United FC
Sunday, October 21st, 3pm vs the New York Red Bulls

LOCATION: ON OUR RIVERSIDE
1 Stadium Dr, Chester, PA 19013
(610) 859-3100
Philadelphia Union Website

Kelly Music for Life Presents the first ever Haver-Talian Festival in Haverford Township October 13th and 14th!

The taste and traditions of Italy will come to life on the lot of Cardinal John Foley School, transforming it into a festive Italian town square filled with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the old world. Enjoy Bocce Ball and musica dal vivo from your favorite crooners and bands, and you can help make this an Annual Event by bringing family and friends to Haver-Talian Days!
Chico's Vibe Band

  • Hours:  Sat, Oct 13th, Noon to 9:30pm  ----  Sun, Oct 14th, Noon to 6pm
  • Cost:  FREE admission both days. 
  • Donation: A donation is requested at the entrance to benefit the Kelly Center for Music Arts and Community opening at 4 E. Eagle Rd in Havertown PA later in 2018.
  • Parking:  Limited parking is available in the St. Denis Church lot. SEPTA’s Norristown High-Speed Line runs often during the day and stops 1 ½ blocks from the HaverTalian Festival.

The Haver-Talian Festival features performances by some of the area’s best-known performers of iconic Italian music and crooners from yesterday and today. From Sinatra and his ring-a-ding-ding to the sounds of the string bands and the dances of Italy, the day will be filled with music and joy all day long.


Del's Groove
Performers include:

Chico’s Vibe
Del’s Groove
Rich DeSimone
Fulvio Ranni
Nick Desiderio
Brooke Falls
Dancers from “Vivaci Ballerini e Voci D’Italia”
And many more.

Produced by Kelly Music for Life

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
In the Cardinal John Foley School Lot
300 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown PA


On Sunday, October 7th The 38th Annual Media Food and Crafts Festival kicks off with daylong fun featuring the best restaurants and craft artisans in the area!  

More than 8,000 people will stroll down State Street, where every craft imaginable will be on display from jewelry to textile creations and more. It's the perfect opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind holiday gifts...or a few special pieces for yourself!

Music, children's laughter and the luscious scent of exotic cuisines from more than a dozen restaurants will permeate the air. 

And who can resist the food!  The aromas alone will have you lingering at each tent, where many of Media's globally inspired  restaurants will be whipping up sample dishes from their menus as well as popular street eats.

From shopping to eating to children's games and music, there's something for everyone!
Sponsored by the Media Business Authority.

HOURS: 9am to 5pm
RAIN DATE: October 13th

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
State St, Media, PA 19063

Take in the beauty and bounty of fall during Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens October 4 through November 18.

Throughout the season, warm hues paint the landscape as the air turns cooler amid one of the gardens’ liveliest and most colorful seasons. The Meadow Garden reaches a crescendo as late-blooming goldenrod, native aster, and warm-season grasses and foliage burst with vibrant color.

October 25th brings the arrival of Chrysanthemum Festival, which transforms Longwood’s 4-acre Conservatory into a vibrant visual feast of colorful Chrysanthemum blooms grown into unusual shapes and forms. 

The Festival is a showcase of the traditional Asian art of cultivating chrysanthemums into artistic shapes including spirals, cascades, and pagodas.

You'll also see a one-of-a-kind Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum, a single plant that over 10 months grows to nearly 12-feet in diameter and boasts more than 1,400, perfectly uniform blooms, making it the largest chrysanthemum outside of Asia.

Enjoy fountain shows daily through October 27, with extended hours on Thursday-Saturday evenings for live music in the Beer Garden and spectacular illuminated Fountain performances set to music at 8:15 pm. 

More Garden Highlights
A focal point of the autumn season is the 86-acre Meadow Garden which reaches its peak in fall with sweeping fields of gold and brilliant foliage in autumn hues. The Garden Railway opens October 4 and features an enchanting display of G-scale model trains that ramble through a beautifully landscaped setting complete with miniature Longwood landmarks.

Children of all ages will enjoy the Pumpkin Playground, on view September 29 through October 31. Young guests are invited to roll, pick up, move, and play with a variety of pumpkins found in this picture-perfect area of the Idea Garden.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-388-1000

The beautiful sculpture of the face above is by Laura Demme, one of the artists featured on the tour.
Having artists for parents, I can say from the heart that the art you purchase for your home or office space, should speak to you.  And it's even more personal when you've spoken to the artist!

MEET THE ARTISTS ABOVE:  Left to right:
Beautiful works by Michael Fleck, Tomas Ferrie and Laura Demme.
All creative people  infuse parts of themselves into their art, be it literature, painting, dance or music. The pieces you showcase in your home or office can have even greater meaning to you when you've met the artists and learned about their process, the thinking behind each piece and the inspiration for it.

Left to right:  Pieces by Rinal Parikh, John Costanza and Tina Brand. 
All are also featured in the tour.

This year's Annual Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st, gives you the opportunity to see and purchase art directly from the artists. 

Meet them, ask questions, explore some of their studios and see where the art pieces are conceived.

The mission of the Delaware County Studio Tour is to promote regional artists and contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the area by presenting original artwork in personal work spaces that promote conversation and interaction.

Left to right:  Necklace by Lorri Primavera, Painting by Joe Milligan
Twelve art studios, across the county will feature the works of 37 artists in all categories from oil painting, to furniture design, jewelry, textiles and more.

 Meet the Delaware County Studio Tour Artists


LOCATION: THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY
Hours: Sat, 10am to 6pm and Sun, 11am to 5pm
610-442-9629
Studio Map & Routes



This month the Arts in Delco explode across stages from one end of the County to the other!  There's a new show at Hedgerow Theatre - The Delaware County Symphony stars at the Meagher Theater at Neumann University - and the Academy of International Ballet Dance Company literally soars at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Don't miss a minute of the action!  Treat friends and family to tickets to one or more of each performance.

October 18th through November 11th, Hedgerow Theatre Presents "Medea"
By Euripides, freely adapted by Robinson Jeffers
Directed by Megan Slater/A Core Company Project


The Backstory:
The story of Medea and Jason starts a generation before the play, when Jason’s uncle usurps the throne from his father. When Jason grows up and demands his father be restored to the throne, his uncle says he will, on one condition: find, capture, and bring him the fabled Golden Fleece.

On the shores of Colchis a world away, the princess Medea falls in love with the adventurer when he arrives to claim the fleece. She sacrifices her home and betrays her family to help him, and then to marry him. Over the coming years, they sail the seas, escaping danger and leaving a bloody trail in their wake. Eventually, Medea and Jason, both now exiles from their homes, settle in Corinth and raise a family. But when the play begins, that’s all in the past. Jason has traded his marriage to Medea for a union with a Corinthian princess, and Medea is grieving–and enraged at his betrayal.

Medea was one of the earliest tragedies of the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. In 431 BC, he entered it as part of a trilogy into the annual theater festival and competition, the City Dionysia. It came in last place at the festival, but his telling of the myth swiftly became the most accepted version and the play has been produced and adapted regularly, both in ancient time and in ours.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
64 Rose Valley Rd
Rose Valley, PA, 19063
610-565-4211


The Delaware County Symphony Orchestra presents "Oktoberfest!" --  their first performance of the 2018-2019 Season on October 14th at the Fred P. Meagher Theater at Neumann University.

The Concert features:

  • Richard Wagner's Overture to Die Meistersinger
  • Max Reger's  Eine romantische Suite 
  • Gustav Mahler's Rückert Lieder, featuring Randall Scarlata
  • Franz Liszt's Les Preludes
Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m

ADMISSION: : General $20; Seniors/Students $18; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12 with a paying adult. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at Delaware County Symphony Orchestra

Baritone Randall Scarlata has been praised by the New York Times as "an intelligent and communicative singer" with a "compelling desire to bring texts to life." He has also been acclaimed for his "extraordinary vocal range and colour palette" and "ability to traverse so many different singing styles" (MusicWeb International).

Randall Scarlata will appear with the Delaware
County Symphony on October 14th
Mr.Scarlata has appeared on concert stages throughout Europe, North America, South America, Australia, and Asia.

Many of the world's great music festivals have sought him out as a soloist, including the Ravinia, Marlboro, Edinburgh, Norfolk, Vienna, Music at Menlo, Gilmore, Salzburg, Norfolk, Aspen, and Spoleto (Italy) festivals.

More upcoming events at The Meagher Theater

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
One Neumann Drive Aston, PA 19014-1298 610-459-0905

The Academy of International Ballet Performs at The Brandywine River Museum Of Art October 7th, 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Academy of International Ballet (AIB) with studios in Media and Horsham, is doing a free performance at the Brandywine River Museum.

For the second year, AIB students will perform in the presence of great art...a unique and stunning setting for the delicate beauty and talents of this company of dancers.  It is a rare experience to see art spring to life before you eyes.

The dancers will perform a variety of classical and contemporary works in colorful costumes and well as excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet,  under the artistic direction of Denis Gronostaykiy and Anastasia Babayeva.  The seated event will be held in the lower level Lecture Room.

The  Academy of International Ballet offers training in classical ballet to students of all ages in the finest traditions of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, using their time-honored Russian-based Vaganova ballet method.

Read more about Museum Events & New Exhibits
Including: Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting
and their annual (and much beloved!) Brandwine Christmas Exhibit

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317


According to the Urban Dictionary, to be 'fly' is to be cool, and amazing and awesome.  That sums up the Girls in Science and Technology Program (GIST) at the Helicopter Museum!

Bridging the technology gender gap in industry, GIST is a collaborative effort developed by the AHMEC and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania to offer a fun and educational hands-on program where girls engage in classes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Each year the girls explore a different topic through hands-on activities and fun interactive sessions.

Every other Saturday from October through March, meetings are held from 2 to 4pm at the Museum.

There are excellent programs for girls from 4th through 12th grades:
• Physics of Flight (Grade 3)
• Space Exploration (Grade 4)
• Energy (Grade 5)
• Chemistry (Grade 6)
• Mechanical Engineering (Grade 7)
• Computer Coding (Grade 8)
• Robotics (Grades 9-12)

Each class is mentored by female college students in the STEM fields from local universities. In turn, the female college students are mentored by regional industry leaders from companies such as The Boeing Company, Enersys and Greene Tweed.

The cost of the program is $100.00 per girl. (Additional siblings are discounted to $50.00 per girl.) Financial aid is available; no girl shall be turned away due to the inability to pay.

Click here to read more about the program and to register

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1220 American Boulevard
West Chester, PA 19380
610-436-9600
Featured at the Wayne Art Center, the beautiful painting above was done by Barbara Berry, and is called The Prayer

Delco has a thriving art scene! We are home to the renowned Brandywine River Museum of Art, and we also have three outstanding Art Centers  that offer Classes in virtually all art forms, plus Exhibitions, Tours, Competitions and Workshops.

Whether you already have a passion for painting, or want to sculpt for the first time...find a new love at the Wayne Art Center, the Community Art Center in Wallingford, or the Darlington Arts Center in Garnett Valley.   FYI: This kind of love comes without stress, arguments and alimony ;)

The Wayne Art Center offers both adult and youth education, Act 48 accreditation, as well as Culinary and Music instruction.  There are field trips, tours and a number of outreach opportunities every year. Here's an overview of fall class and workshop offerings:

Youth and Teen Classes begin  October 1 through November 3rd

Adult classes: Choose from classes in the fine arts, selected crafts, and the culinary arts.
Click here for options, times and registration

NOTE: The Wayne Art Center’s faculty members are working artists who have graduated from the nation’s most respected art schools. Many have won awards for their work and are represented in public and private art collections around the country.

Workshops:
  • Alla Prima Painting with Christopher Leeper, Oct 6th-7th
  • Watercolor with Alvaro Castagnet, Oct 12-14th
  • Decoupage derives from the French word “decouper”, to cut out. Create a
    unique treasure box using decorative papers, printed images,
    and gold and silver paints. Finish with lacquer for lasting protection.
  • Impressionistic Oil Panting with Michele Byrne, Oct 27th-28th
Art Events:
  • Juror Demo: Philadelphia Water Color Society, Oct 14th, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Wharton Esherick Museum Tour and Lunch at Terrain Cafe, Oct 18th, noon to 3pm
  • Decoupage with Louise, Oct 18th, 6 to 8pm, $95pp

Click to read more at the Wayne Art Center Website

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN LINE
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-3553

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CAC offers both Adult & Youth Classes in a variety of genres ranging from painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry, to mixed media, printmaking, photography, music, and yoga. 

Children – Register now for Art Start Pre-School, Lucky Charms afternoon arts enrichment program and After-School & Weekend ART Adventures,

Teen Workshops - Register at the website below, or call the office at 610-566-1713 for more information.

Through Oct 15th - In their Duke Gallery:
An Exhibition of the Work of Ken Karlic and Charlie Newman

Oct 21st to Nov 2nd, from 2-4 pm -- Biennial Exhibition of Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators


Painting by featured artist Stefanie Fuoco
Oct 21st
On their BeaDazzle Wall: Featured art by Stefanie Fuoco, through Nov 21st
In their Stairwell Gallery: The 3D student work of ceramic instructor, Laura Demme
In their Fay Freedman Gallery: Featured art by Lucy Edwards

Throughout October -- In the Teacher’s Lounge Gallery
The 2018 Fall Semester Exhibition:  3D and 2D work of instructor Olga Neilsen

Plus Two Special Events:
Friday Night Live Concert: Oct 19th, 7-10pm
NDICHU – R & B, funk, jazz fusion/ artist – with Visual artists Sally Paynter and Joseph Iacona - $10 members, $15 non-members

Empty Bowls Luncheon, Oct 28th, Noon to 2pm
$10 donation -- All proceeds donated to local food banks
Community Arts Center Website

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
414 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086
(610) 566-1713
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Darlington Arts Center provides Every Art for Everyone through instruction, outreach programs, and performances in Music, Art, Dance, and Drama. 

Intimate classes allow for individual attention and their friendly, experienced teaching artists engage students at all levels.

From private music lessons, to dance class, acting class, visual arts class, daytime classes for seniors, after school offerings for kids or evening classes for teens and adults -- Darlington has it all. 

Music Classes:
Private Instruction is available, as are: Group Classes - Workshops - Music Theory I - and Suzuki Violin Music Programs are offered to children starting at age 3
For more info call 610-358-3632

Visual Arts Classes include drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, mixed media, cartooning, jewelry making and more.
Visual Arts Programs

Their Dance Program is open to all ages and includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pointe, and more.
Darlington Arts Dance Programs

Drama Classes focus on the process of acting or musical theatre and performances are presented at the end of each semester. A Play in a Day Workshops are offered throughout the year
Register at 610-358-3632

Check out their gallery exhibits, coffee house concerts, and special events at the website below.

Darlington Arts Center Website

LOCATION:  IN THE BRANDYWINE
977 Shavertown Road
Garnet Valley, PA 19060
610-358-3632
THINK PINK! DRINK PINK! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Penns Woods Winery invites you to join them in celebrating the cause!  They will donate $1 from the purchase of their PINK WINES everyday this month... including their Field Blend Rose, Moscato Rose & Mulling Wine! 


Enjoy a flight of 4 Penns Woods Rose wines! The flight is $12 and $1 will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. 

Reservations REQUIRED for groups of 6+.

Bring friends and spend a lazy, tasty afternoon at the vineyard. 
There are tastings every day, but here are are some fun events at the award-winning Penns Woods Winery:
Oct 6th: First Saturday Brews
Oct 6th & 7th: Rosé Flights for the Fight
Oct 7th: Yoga in the Vineyard (below)
Oct 12th: Wine Club Member Happy Hour (closes 5:30pm)
Oct 13th & 14th: Rosé Flights for the Fight
Oct 14th-20th: DRINK LOCAL WINE WEEK SPECIALS
Oct 20th & 21st: Rosé Flights for the Fight
Oct 27th & 28th: Rosé Flights for the Fight
Oct 27th & 28th: Painting in Pumpkin Land

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
124 Beaver Valley Road Chadds Ford, PA 19317
On Rt. 202 just 1/2 mile from the DE/ PA State Line
610-459-0808

Upper Darby's Second Annual International Festival will literally 'stop traffic' on Saturday, September 22nd with an exciting lineup of cultural, music and dance performances, plus global cuisine with retail and craft vendors celebrating the townships's diversity!


“We are thrilled to bring the Upper Darby International Festival back to the 69th Street Business District for the second year in a row,” said Mayor Tom Micozzie. “ (last year's) inaugural festival was a bigger success than we could’ve hoped for with more than 4,500 local residents coming to sample different ethnic foods and learn about the cultural diversity that makes our township so special. We hope to build on that success with an even bigger celebration this year.”

On the day of the festival, 69th Street between Market Street and Chestnut Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to allow vendors to set up and to accommodate pedestrian traffic. 

More than a dozen local restaurants and food vendors will participate, featuring dishes from Liberia, Pakistan, Peru, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Greece, Jamaica, Italy, England, and America.

There will be more live performances than last year with two separate stages set up to showcase performers throughout the day - a community stage, located near Studio Movie Grill, and the main stage, located outside the historic Tower Theater.

Non-stop entertainment includes a traditional Chinese Lion Dance, Greek dancing, Italian music, a Sikh martial arts demonstration, African song and dance, Bengali music, South American music, Puerto Rican salsa music, Irish music and a Haitian guitar performance.


As part of the celebration the Welcome Sign will be written in dozens of native languages representing township residents -- and the Parade of Nations, scheduled for 6pm, will feature flags from their native countries! 

  • Visit Upper Darby's Multicultural Commission Booth
  • Try on garb from countries such as Liberia and Nigeria, and learn how to wrap a turban from the Sikh community
  • Families will love the Kids Zone's inflatable obstacle course, been bag toss, hoops, and other carnival games
  • Plus lots of International Art & Crafts will be on display
  • The event is co-hosted by Upper Darby Township and the Upper Darby Multicultural Commission

For an official program of events and a list of food vendors, watch for frequent updates at the Upper Darby International Festival Facebook Page