Thursday, November 14 2019 9:41

Events Blog—Nov. 14–20

Written by Hania Jones and Casey Meyer

Get ready for a fun-filled week including a two-act play in a beautiful mansion, culinary creations and exciting auctions!

For more Chester County and beyond events, check out the Events Page on this website.


Nov. 14—March of Dimes’ Philadelphia Signature Chefs Gala

Nov. 14–17—Greystone Hall & Colonial Playhouse Present The Manor

Nov. 15–17—Historic Yellow Springs Fine Arts & Craft Show

Nov. 16—Devereux 20th Advance Hope Gala—”Secret Garden”

Nov. 19–Dec. 29—2019 Holidays in Historic Odessa, DE


March of Dimes’ Philadelphia Signature Chefs Gala—Nov. 14

Calling all foodies! Now’s your chance to savor tastings from some of Philadelphia’s most celebrated chefs. Designed to satisfy the most demanding palates, this annual event celebrates culinary excellence. Have a decadent dessert while you participate in a live auction of exciting items. Attendants may also participate in a special Fund the Mission activity.

Benefits the organization and funds the mission to support mothers and their children. Tickets $100. More at

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of The Republic, Philadelphia. 6:30 p.m.


Greystone Hall & Colonial Playhouse Present The Manor—Nov. 14–17

Delight in an evening of murder and mayhem inside a mansion in a chaotic two-act play by Kathrine Bates, as the main star of the show is the beautiful Greystone Hall. Travel back to the 1920s as the play, inspired by true events, profiles a prominent MacAlister family riding the tide of good fortunate until a disastrous night ends in senseless tragedy.

Light refreshments will be served during intermission in the mansion’s glorious dining room. $60. More at

Greystone Hall, 1034 Phoenixville Pk., West Chester. Nov. 14–16, & 29–30 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 17 & 30, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.


Historic Yellow Springs Fine Arts & Craft Show—Nov. 15–17

Shop unique gifts for the holidays and browse works by more than 30 contemporary fine craft artists in this annual show. Regional artists will feature ceramics, wood, glass and jewelry. Get your holiday shopping done early at the opening reception on Friday.

“Meet and greet” an invited artist on Sunday. Admission $5, members and children free. More at

The Lincoln Building Galleries &The Washington, 1685 & 1701 Art School Rd., Chester Springs. Fri., 5–8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


Devereux 20th Advanced Hope Gala—”Fostering Independence”—Nov. 16

This black-tie event hosted by Devereux raises money to support programs and services by providing special, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and other unique items at live and silent auctions. The year’s theme “Fostering Independence” celebrates the organization’s mission of helping individuals living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

This popular event is expected to draw more than 400 people, so get ready for fun with food and drinks provided by Brulee Catering. Tickets $400 and up. More at

National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia. 7–11 p.m.


2019 Holidays in Historic Odessa, DE—Nov. 19–Dec. 29

Historic Odessa transforms into a literary dream with the Secret Garden holiday exhibition. Based on the beloved children’s novel, the setting immerses others in Mary Lennox’s experiences of the walled garden she discovers and brings to life to rejuvenate the spirit of Colin Craven.

Enjoy Holiday Candlelight tours throughout December with wine, seasonal treats and get cozy by the fire. $15. Secret Garden Tickets, $8–$10. Children, free. More at

201 Main St., Odessa, DE. The Secret Garden Exhibition. Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sun., 1–4 p.m. Holiday Candlelight Tours. Tues., Dec. 10.; Fri., Dec. 19, 26. 7 p.m.

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