February Picks 2018
February 22 & 23
Join Trail Creek Outfitters as they host two nights of inspiring environmental films. The acclaimed independent short films highlight outdoor adventure, environmental concerns and beautiful cinematography. Each evening features light refreshments of local food and drinks and a different selection of short films. Benefits Stroud Water Research Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High St., West Chester. 7 p.m. One night, $30; two nights, $50. TrailCreekOutfitters.com.
Dip a toe or take the plunge in the Brandywine Creek for this annual fundraiser. Benefits the conservation of natural resources of the Brandywine and Red Clay Valleys. Brandywine Picnic Park, 690 S. Creek Rd., West Chester. 10 a.m. $25–$35. 610-793-3198; BrandywineWatershed.org.
Visitors will find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals on remodeling, home improvement, décor and outdoor spaces from hundreds of experts. Greater Phila. Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. Fri., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m to 9 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $10. 215-274-1948; PhillyHomeAndGarden.com.
February 9 & 10
Come celebrate 30 years as GSSCC presents highlights from 29 previous seasons, including a fully staged production of Trial by Jury with full orchestra. An anniversary gala follows the Saturday performance. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7 p.m. Show: $17; VIP ticket $35 (incudes beer and wine); Gala $75 (includes VIP ticket and party). 610-356-2787; UptownWestChester.org; GSSChesco.org.
February 3, 15
Feb. 3, Plein Air Paint Out Chadds Ford—Artists paint around Chadds Ford then exhibit their work at a reception at the Chadds Ford Historical Society Visitors Center, 6 to 8 p.m. 1736 N. Creek Rd. $15, includes light refreshments. Paintings remain on display through March 2.
Feb. 15, Tavern Talks—“Chocolate and Courtship.” Watch chocolate-making demos by Mars’ American Heritage Chocolate, get dating advice from George Washington, taste 18th-century chocolate pairings and learn about courtship in Colonial times. Barns Brinton House, 6030 Baltimore Pk., Chadds Ford. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 610-388-7376; ChaddsFordHistory.org.
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