The tree lights along State Street, one of Kennett Square’s newest and most beloved winter season traditions, do far more than drive out darkness.
Kennett Collaborative hopes to once again bring joy and beauty to residents, visitors, and business owners in this season of continued uncertainty with Light Up the Square 2021–22. Learn more about the plans for the lights for this year, and how you can be involved, here.
The generosity and thoughtfulness of our merchant community are inspiring. Please continue to support our small businesses as they support others. Here are a few of the many examples of these kinds of collaborations to give back to those in need this holiday season...
All month long, No. 109 Shop will once again be giving back to the Kennett Food Cupboard. Purchase a reusable tote for $5 and 100% will be given to the Kennett Food Cupboard. Then stay tuned for ways that tote will bring you savings in store later!
Join Penny Lane Emporium in their fourth annual One Warm Coat Drive. Millions of Americans can’t afford coats for their family. Receive 15% off a future purchase when you drop off your gently used winter coats before November 30th.
One of the many reasons that Trail Creek Outfitters is "more than a store" is their 1% for Kennett initiative. One percent of every sale goes to a non-profit, and this year that money is going to support the Garage Youth Center and the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance.
All proceeds from Kennett's own Mushroom Cap Half Marathon will benefit LCH, Kennett Area Community Service, and Young Moms. There are lots of ways to be involved in this whole-community event—find out more here.
Find road closure information for next Saturday here.
In KSQ, Giving Back Is Always in Season!
Even as we celebrate amazing stories of how our community has supported those in need over the course of the pandemic, we recognize that those needs continue. Over the holidays and throughout the year, the nonprofits working on the frontlines need our support more now than ever.
Tickets are now available for The Garage's 12th Annual Holiday Auction. Purchase your tickets for their in-person event here or register to bid remotely and enjoy exploring the auction from any location here.
This family-friendly event, a major fundraiser for the vitally important community nonprofit United Way of Southern Chester County, has professional and amateur bakers competing for prizes and bragging rights—while attendees sample their chocolate creations. Find out more here.
Textile will be hosting a workshop by Candle Studio 1422 on Sunday, November 14th. Explore a collection of premium fragrance oils and blend your favorites to create a custom scent. Sign up here for an afternoon of fun including candles, fashion, mimosas, small bites—and Textile will be offering 20% off the entire store!
As Long as the Weather Holds . . . Enjoy Every Thursday Evening in the Square!
As long as this beautiful fall weather continues, the 100 blocks of both East and West State Street will be closed to traffic to allow for outdoor dining from 5pm to 9pm on Thursdays. Celebrate community and enjoy outdoor dining, live music, extended shopping hours, and fun activities with the Kennett Library!
There's something for everyone coming up over the next few months at The Kennett Flash—from a variety of great music to comedy, an open mic night, and more. Check out the schedule here.
And for a holiday gift for the music lover who has everything? Consider a membership to support this local cultural treasure in the heart of Kennett Square. A Kennett Flash membership would also make a great gift for the music lover who has everything! Read more here.
Marché is hosting artist Kader Boly, from Burkina Faso, Africa, this weekend. This one-time exhibition, entitled “Community,” features over 50 works exploring themes of communities of animals and people and paying homage to Kader’s family's history as herdsmen. Come enjoy the art and meet the artist. All work will be for sale and the event is free and open to the public.
The beauty of autumn is fleeting as the falling leaves, and the “Shades of Autumn” show at Square Pear Gallery is only up through today, November 6th. The great news is that you can purchase and enjoy one of these pieces all year long.
Find the local ingredients you need to make your favorite fall meals even more comforting (and healthy!). Our local farmers and makers bring the best of Southern Chester County's bountiful harvest to you—every Friday afternoon from 3pm–6pm outside The Creamery, 401 Birch Street, Kennett Square.
Every gift to the Community Giving Campaign to support the new $20 million, 33,425-square-foot Kennett Library & Resource Center will help to build a legacy for future generations.
The $20 million Imagine campaign is a public-private partnership and has raised $13 million from a variety of sources—now it's the community's turn to be part of this transformational project. Find out how you can help build the new Kennett Library here.
Construction is slated to begin next month, with a grand opening planned for early 2023.
“The Library is not just a public building, it’s the community’s building," says Imagine Campaign Chairman Collis Townsend. "Everyone has an opportunity to participate in the campaign and help make our Library all it can be."
Thank you for reading, for supporting local businesses, and for giving back to those in need in our community. We hope to see you soon "Around the Square"—and at the KSQ Speaker Series event on Thursday!