August Picks 2017
With its new sponsor—Benchmark Federal Credit Union—West Chester’s iconic bike race continues to thrill enthusiasts with top-notch professional racing. Special events start at 3:30 with the West Chester Dental Arts Kid’s Race, then the Tolsdorf Trike Challenge, a Community Festival and Kids Zone, the Rothman Institute Amateur Criterium, Brumbaugh Wealth Management Pro Women’s Criterium and, finally, the Iron Hill Pro Men’s Criterium starting at 8 p.m. For more information, GreaterWestChester.com/WCBikeRace.
“Love Is In The Air,” is the theme for this concert featuring a potpourri of light classics and pops, including selections from The King and I, John Williams’ Love Theme from Star Wars Episode II and Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet. Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. 7:30 p.m. $10–$45 includes access to Longwood Gardens on the day of the concert and post-concert fountain show. 610-444-6363; KennettSymphony.org.
Enjoy live music, local wines, food, vendors, wine seminars and vote for your favorite vehicle in a showcase of luxury sports cars ranging from classic to modern. Bring a new child’s toy to donate to Carz ‘N Toys (for hospitalized children) and receive a free tasting ticket. 124 Beaver Valley Rd., Chadds Ford. Noon to 4. $16. 610-459-0808; PennsWoodsWinery.com.
Similar to a “diner en blanc” held in large cities, the Summer Soirée is West Chester’s fun version. Patrons dressed all in white are brought together for a good cause. Guests provide their own picnic dinner and cocktails to enjoy at a surprise West Chester location to be announced on August 25. Find a place at tables with white tablecloths and enjoy live music, dancing, a raffle and more. Benefits Chester County Family Academy, Cuddle My Kids and the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. $60. WCSummerSoiree.org.
Delaware’s most competitive chefs will put their best burgers forward competing for three trophies in the Best Burger Battle. Your ticket entitles you to roam booth to booth sampling burgers from participating restaurants, as well as tasting adult beverages and soft drinks. It’s a rain or shine event for all ages, though no pets, please. Benefits Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room, which meets the immediate needs of Wilmington’s hungry. Cauffiel House, 1016 Phiadelphia Pk., Wilmington. Noon to 3. $10–$50. DEBurgerBattle.com.
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