Mother’s Day 2017 in Kennett Square

Flowers available at the Farm at Oxford pop up flower sale at WorKS Kennett Square this Saturday, May 13th from 12pm to 3pm

Our lovely main street is host to a wide variety of shopping and dining events perfect for spoiling your Mom.

For a line up of special dining options click here 

Full a full round up of special shopping events click the links below:

Finally, a trip to Longwood Gardens followed by a special lunch or dinner in town is always lovely option. Portabello’s restaurant is seating 12pm to 8pm on Mother’s Day.

 

 

Mother’s Day Dining and Fun in Kennett Square

Lots of exciting Mother’s Day dining options in Kennett Square.  See list below:

From Kennett Brewing Company-our second Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet is coming up. Chef Alex has put together quite the delectable menu this year. 4 courses, buffet style…Lemon Caper salmon, Baked Chicken Primavera, Hickory smoked Prime Rib, Double fudge brownies, Lil’Scrumpy Blueberry Crumble, just to name a few. Reserve your seat now at the brewery or on our website… and tell your ma ya love her would ya?

From La Madera Bistro-Treat Mom to Lunch on her Special Day. Open for Brunch from 10am to 3:30 pm. Also offering Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $60 starting at 4:00pm. She deserves it!

From Victory Brewing Company-Join us at our Kennett Square Brewpub for a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch with Mom! Our Mother’s Day Brunch will be a la carte and feature some tasty menu additions like Belgian Waffles and Smoked Salmon.

We’ll be taking reservations for parties of 6 or more and reservations are encouraged. Walk ins are welcome but will be limited. Treat Mom this Mother’s Day and we hope to see you there!

PLUS special Mother’s Day Prize Package available:

LOOP GIVEAWAY
In honor of Mother’s day, Marche along with local Kennett Square Merchants, will be hosting a Loop Giveaway where YOU can nominate your mother for a day of pampering in Kennett Square!

Your Mom will receive:
A blow out and style from BLOWN AWAY HAIR SALON
A make-up application from HOUPETTE
An outfit from MARCHÉ
Dinner at the KENNETT SQUARE INN
Bottle of bubbly from KSI CRAFTS
A piece of custom jewelry FROM SALT AND STONE

HOW TO ENTER THE LOOP GIVEAWAY:
1. Follow Marche and go from there!
2. Like the Mother’s Day Loop Photo Comment telling us: 🌙What is your Mother’s favorite Gemstone? (And yes crystals count!)🌙 Make sure to use hashtag #ksqmagnificentmom2017 in your comment!
Tap the photo to find the next shop and repeat ALL 2 steps with each shop!

BONUS: For extra entries tag your friends that you think would love to join in the fun!

Giveaway begins Friday, May 5 2017 at noon. All entries must be received by May 12, 2017 by noon. The Winner will be announced May 13, 2017. Good Luck!

Thank you KSQ Merchants for your support and generosity:
@Marché
@Blown Away Blow Dry Bar and Salon
@Houpette
@Kennett Square Inn
@KSI Crafts
@Salt + Stone

 

St. Patrick’s Day 2017

Lots of St. Patrick’s Day Fun in Kennett Square including a Winter Farmers Market from 2-4pm inside Anchor Life+Fitness (112 S. Broad Street), the perfect place to stock up on greens and potatoes

Ashley Austin Boutique is have a 20% off sale on any green item.

Kennett Inn will be serving corned beef and cabbage will be served up with plenty of Irish music and spirits.

Kennett Brewing Company will be celebrating with the music of Joe Hillman and Friends playing their favorite Celtic tunes and enjoy a delicious St. Patrick’s Day Menu

Kennett Design – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Paint your glass and go out and fill it!  No experience necessary!  All supplies and instruction included.  You will leave with 2 finished glasses in 2 hours and have a great time while you paint.

Marché will be dancing an Irish Jig all day! Come and Celebrate! Serving Magners Irish Cider and yummy Irish bites.“Luck Of the Irish” Discount – 15% off anything that is Green, White or Orange. AND if you are wearing Green, you get 20% off.

Market at Liberty Place is hosting a live music happy hour and welcoming a new Sweets Vendor – Dylan Dessert’s 

2015 Children’s Holiday Events in Kennett Square

Longwood Gardens Children CollageA Longwood Christmas is pure holiday magic and a very special way to start creating lasting holiday memories and traditions with your children.  Pairing a visit to Longwood Gardens with a trip to Kennett Square is even better. With lots of delectable treats through out town like hot chocolate, milk steamers, teas and pies; a post Longwood trip for a warming drink could not be more delicious.  When it comes to lunch or dinner you can’t beat the various choices in the Market at Liberty Place–burgers, pizza, punk’d pineapple “ice cream”, cookies, and vegetarian options all under one roof with a common dining area.   Perfect for the family with children of differing tastes.

Looking for kid friendly shopping in Kennett Square make sure you check out Bedbugzz.. Children’s Clothes and the Growing Tree Toy Store.  Many of our other downtown boutiques have items geared toward children. In need of a holiday portrait, Kennett is home to one of the most amazing child and infant photographers, Beth Erisman PhotographyIMG_4107

Beyond shopping and dining, the Holiday Season in Kennett Square is full of wonderful family friendly activities see listing below for a weekend calendar of kid friendly events in the Kennett Area:

Story time and live music in the Meet Me By The Tree Holiday Pocket Park
(see picture above) Saturday, December 12th Story time with the Bayard Taylor Library at 3pm and Live Music with the Flash at 4pm

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December is Star Wars Month at the Kennett Public Library-this Saturday, December 12th from 2-3pm Jedi Training Academy for children 6 & UP.12291263_10153732019117037_5127190821476888414_o

While in town be sure to stop by Mrs. Robinson’s Tea Shop to play the I-SPY game and check out the holiday train display in the windowMrs. Robinson I-Spy

Every Sunday in December are Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Rides from noon to 3pm.  A wonderful activities for the whole family.  $5 per person, children 5 and under are free
IMG_4153Another fun holiday tradition is dropping one’s Christmas Wish List off at the Special Santa’s Mailbox outside of Mala GalleriaSantas Mailbox

Speaking of Santa Claus, he is coming to town in a big way on Sunday, December 13th.  He will be stopping at the Kennett Fire Hall for breakfast at 8 am and 10 am.  Santa will then head to Victory Brewing Company (unfortunately reservations are all full) and finally Santa will be stoping by the Kennett YMCA for an afternoon holiday party.  The whole community is invited Santa at the YMCAFinally if you are looking for something a little less holiday oriented on Sunday, check out the Stroud Water Research Center’s family friend “Trout Grow on Trees” program Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 4.37.27 PM

Wishing you a very happy holiday–for a complete calendar of Holiday events click here.

 

North Pole Chocolate Bar at Royal Jelly

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It’s A North Pole Hot Chocolate Bar!

A message from Jen and Lisa of Royal Jelly:

What a wonderful time we’ve had at our new location in the Brick Garage. Thank you to all of you who have visited!  To show our appreciation we invite you to our North Pole Hot Chocolate Bar event next weekend…..I can almost smell it now….  Enjoy it anytime, but especially before or after your visit to Longwood Gardens or Kennett Square, in front of the roaring fire or while browsing the shop.  Either way, it’s sure to be a new tradition for the Christmas Season!

We will be open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 12 – 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Visit our FB Event Page, https://www.facebook.com/events/535337459967724/, to let us know you are coming!

 

 

Free Summer Fun for the Whole Family in Kennett Square

Summer Kids In Kennett CollageNow that kids are out of school, you might be scrambling to find fun activities that do not cost an arm and a leg.  As luck would have it, there are lots of free family friendly activities in the Kennett area.  From concerts to arts camps, from dining in the streets to sing-a-long musical movie night, there are plenty of engaging community building activities that are enjoyable to the whole family.  Kennett is a great town for kids. See activity list below:

Chester County Art Association

Free Chester County Art Association Arts Camp at the Kennett Garage Camps run for seven weeks starting the week of June 23th and running through August 9th Monday through Friday. Just drop in!  No registration required!
Hours: 9:30am – 10:30am for ages 3 and up (3 yrs must be accompanied by a parent).
11:00am – 12:00pm for ages 5 and up.

A new project every day!  For more information call the Garage at 610-444-6464 or CCAA 610-696-5600.

Libray teens summerThe Bayard Taylor Library has all kinds of activities for both elementary and teens, including a monthly sing-a-long musical movie night geared for the whole family.  July 14th will feature the movie Grease. To stay up to date about teen and family programing check out the BTML Teen Facebook Page and also the Children’s calendar link on the Library website.

Longwood Garden’s Kids Programs-Longwood may not be free, but with the purchase of a family membership, you are entitled to all kinds of wonderful free events including the “Recess Monkey” concert this Saturday, June 28th at 7pm.PA_RecessMonkey_ver1Speaking of concerts, the Free Summer Concert Series in Anson B. Nixon Park is wonderful family friendly event every Wednesday from 7-9pm, June 25th until August 13, 2014.  With a playground in close vicinity to the stage, it is a perfect way to enjoy great music in a beautiful setting with plenty of options to keep your children occupied.  Not to mention, the La Michoacana Ice Cream truck makes in appearance at every show.

Concert in the Park CollageFinally, the new Third Thursday on State Street event series (July 17th and August 21st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) is filled will elements geared toward children-the Library, the Garage and the Kennett YMCA all provide kids activities.  In fact, during the July 17th event Kennett Elementary music teacher Ben Green will be hosting a children’s concert featuring Ben’s Greensleeves Music students along with a children’s dance party, a service of Greensleeves Entertainment.   See you in the Square, the perfect place to teach your children the value of a spirited and engaging community minded town.

3rd Thursday on State Street

 

Bayard Taylor Library Events for Everyone-Movies for Environmentalists, Discussions for Art Lovers, Festivals for Fiber Fanatics

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Have you checked out the Bayard Taylor Library calendar of events lately?  Our busy downtown Library hosts programs relating to all kinds of interests.  This week alone the programs include:

Green Fire – Film Viewing and Discussion Wednesday, March 19 at 6 pm

Picasso : His Art and His Women Thursday, March 20 at 6 pm

Mini Fiber Festival Friday, March 21 at 6:30 pm

The Bayard Taylor Library will also host two upcoming programs in conjunction with the Longwood Gardens Community Read.

Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. the library will host Gwen Lacy Executive Director for The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County and Dr. Gregory Turner, Professor of Biology at West Chester University who will be presenting Mushrooms: A Land Ethic?  Learn about myco-remediation and how mushrooms play a role in Leopold’s Land Ethic and detoxifying our preserved lands.

Friday, April 4 at 6 p.m. Longwood Gardens volunteer and Bluebird project manager, Dick Gies will present Green Roof Bird Houses.  Dick Gies and his team build, manage, and repair over 120 bird houses throughout the Longwood Gardens property.  He has also collaborated with the Smithsonian Institute on their Eastern Bluebird Habitat Trail.  Join him as he explains the benefits of green roof birdhouses and how you can make your own.  This event is hosted in conjunction with Kennett Square’s First Friday Art Stroll.  In addition to Dick’s presentation, the library will have its new 3D printer on display and in operation.  A printing tech will be on hand to answer questions.

The Community Read is designed to inspire people to pick up a good book, encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment, and to start a conversation on a specific topic.  The Bayard Taylor Library and Longwood Gardens invite you to read Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac.  Together, we will explore the book’s ideas about environmental conservation, land stewardship, and community engagement.  More Community Read events can be found at www.longwoodgardens.org/community-read.

The Bayard Taylor Library is located at 216 East State Street in Kennett Square, PA.  The mission of the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library is to provide the residents of its service area a variety of library materials and services for their educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs.

 

Sat., March 15th Arts Events-Seventh Annual Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert and Artist Reception at Mala Galleria

There are two wonderful arts events taking place today that highlight the artistic talent within Kennett Square, the Kennett Area School District in particular.  The first is a memorial concert for a talent Kennett student Jonathan Beech, who passed away a number of years ago from brain cancer.  The second event is an artist reception for Meghan Bergman. Meghan is ceramics teacher in the Kennett school system.  A great day for the arts in Kennett Square.

SEVENTH ANNUAL JONATHAN BEECH MEMORIAL CONCERT

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Selections from Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers
Combined church and community choirs with Orchestra
Students from West Chester University School of Music
Students from Kennett High School and Middle School
Teens from KSCC Youth Chorale
Children from DE Children’s Chorus
Donna Beech, Director

Also featuring selections by:

Youth Chorale of the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus: Brad Olesen, Director

Delaware Children’s Chorus: Marybeth Miller, Director
Kennett High School Chorale: Katie Soukup, Director

Suggested Tax-deductible Donation:
$20 Adults / $10 Students
Proceeds to Benefit Camp Sunshine:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Sunshine-Maine/102488351923

Jonathan Martin Beech passed away on March 10, 2007, eleven days after his 15th birthday, following a four-year battle with brain cancer. Throughout that time, he faced his ordeal with great courage and, when options ran out, he accepted his fate with peace and serenity. On a special memorial page in the 2007 Kennett High School yearbook, his friends wrote: “…during those four years, he never once complained or used his illness as an excuse to not try his best. Instead, he used all the time he had to achieve great accomplishments in school, music, and friendships. He made sure his remaining time was used for a purpose, and was not wasted. He showed us how to live our lives with dignity, perseverance, and most importantly, a smile. Jonathan was an inspiration to us all and he will forever remain in our hearts.”

Shortly before he left us, Jonathan voiced his concern about not being able to thank everyone who had helped him on his journey. This concert is an effort to fulfill that wish by using music, one of Jonathan’s special gifts (he was a pianists, cellist, singer, and budding composer), to raise funds. The intent is to have an annual concert, with the funds raised each year going to a different organization that helped Jonathan and his family during the last four years of his earthly life.

www.JonathanBeechMemorialConcert.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014 2 P.M.
Kennett High School Auditorium
100 E. South Street
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

MEGHAN BERGMAN ARTIST RECEPTION AT MALA GALLERIA

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An artists reception will be taking place from 5-8pm tonight at the Mala Galleria.  You can read more about Meghan in recent FIG Kennett Blog.

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