Food and drink
Newlin Grist Mill: An 18th century Tavern Night Dinner is on tap, with colonial period food, drink and music, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at 219 S. Cheney Road, Glen Mills. Cost is $60 per person and you must be 21 or older to attend. Pre-registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (610) 459-2359.
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: More than 150 beers and ciders will be available for sampling either 12:30 to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4 for the Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival. There will also be food trucks. Tickets are $40, $55 for VIP. The center is at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence. Visit http://valleyforgebeerfest.com.
Barns-Brinton House: Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Tavern Talks presents “Feast Mode!” 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at 630 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford. Explore delicacies of 18th century cooking, learn about tavern fare with historian Susan Plaisted and cheer on TV host, podcaster and competitive food eater Monty Wiradilaga as he does the “Colonial Food Tasting Challenge.” Other guest participants include Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. and Chaddsford Winery. Admission is $20 for non-members, $15 for members. All attendees must be 21 and older. Visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.
AGA Farms: The Vargo Dragway car show is held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 on the site of the former dragway, 1333 Elephant Road, Bedminster Township. Spectator cars are $5.
James Oliver Gallery: Main Line sculptor Cheryl Harper’s politically-charged “Period Pieces” is on view through Nov. 18 at James Oliver Gallery, fourth floor of 723 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Harper will speak about her work at the gallery 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9. For more information, call (267) 918-7432.
Heron Studios: The 20th annual show and sale opens up the personal studios featuring the seven resident artists at Heron; and by invitation, eight more local guest artists. The opening night party will be 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10. On Nov. 11-12 and 18-19 the show will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the 18th there will be a special celebration of the new connection with the Rockdale Art District, with food and music by Silvio Navarro and Jacob Brewer, and Graham Brewer and Adam Monaco. Heron Studios is at 3100 Mount Road, Aston. Go to www.heronartstudios.com.
Sunset Hill Fine Arts Gallery: The 19th annual Miniature Show features paintings by a variety of Chester County artists, starting with an opening reception 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3 at 23 N. High St., West Chester. The show continues through Dec. 24. The gallery is located on the second floor of Sunset Hill Jewelers. Visit www.sunsethilljewelers.com for the participating artists and gallery hours.
Glencairn Museum: The Heritage Duo Ensemble is in concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn. Tickets are $20, $15 for Basic Museum Members and students. Get more information at (267) 502-2990 or www.glencairnmuseum.org.
Keswick Theatre: Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser brings tales of love, life and funny things at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. Advance tickets range from $29.50-$49.50, or $32-$52 at the door. Call (215) 572-7650 or visit www.keswicktheatre.com/events/detail/340090.
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel: The Main Line Symphony Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. The program will include the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin, the Carmen Fantasy by Sarasate and Beethoven’s seventh symphony. Tickets are $30, free to students through age 23. For more information call (215) 887-8700 or visit www.kenesethisrael.org.
Valley Forge Casino: Comedian and actor Carlos Mencia performs at 9 p.m. Nov. 10 at Valley Forge Music Fair, 1160 First Ave., Upper Merion. For ticket information, visit www.vfcasino.com/events/carlos-mencia.
J.R. Fugett Middle School: The Chester County Concert Band will present its fall concert, “All Aboard!”, at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5, featuring selections from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, The Polar Express, marches and guest soloist Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski. The school is at Paoli Pike and Ellis Lane, West Chester. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors and students, free to children under 12. Visit www.cccband.org or call (484) 639-9118.
Valley Forge National Historical Park: It’s a Veterans Day Commemoration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in the park at 1400 N. Outer Line Drive, Upper Merion. Admission is free. See a detailed schedule at www.valleyforge.org/event/veterans-day-commemoration/17283.
2017 Veterans Parade: The parade begins at noon Nov. 5 at JFK Boulevard and North 16th Street. The parade route will continue around City Hall, heading east on Market Street and end at North Fifth Street for the Veterans Festival, with live entertainment, food, a rock climbing wall, face painting and more till 4 p.m. The parade will be televised on 6-ABC.
Stepping it up
Reformed Church of the Ascension: Run for Immigrant Rights, a 5K run and 2K walk to benefit the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition, takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the church, 1700 W. Main St., Norristown. Also going on will be a “We Are One” action fair. Visit http://weareoneresisthate.com.
Heuser Park: On Nov. 4 the American Cancer Society invites dogs and their human families to Montgomery County Barks Back Against Cancer. Activities include a one-mile walk, a doggy costume contest and other games, and a goody bag for each participating pooch. There will also be food trucks, vendor tables and dog-themed raffle packages. Registration is $25. The park is at 694 W. Beidler Road, Upper Merion. Visit www.main.acsevents.org/mcbb.
Back in time
Hope Lodge: Revisit George Washington and the Continental Army’s 1777 encampment 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the historic site at 553 S. Bethlehem Pike, Whitemarsh. Scheduled events include Revolutionary War skirmishes, textile and dyeing demonstrations, papermaking, a children’s muster drill, open hearth cooking demonstrations, tours, a scavenger hunt and children’s activities and more. Admission is $10, $6 for youths 6-17 and seniors 60+, $20 for families. Call (215) 646-1595.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: Winterthur After Hours continues 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Galleries Reception Atrium. Philadelphia jazz combo The Songbird and the Tweeters will play as visitors enjoy cocktails and explore the galleries. The evening includes a gallery chat with manager of exhibitions and collection planning Kim Collison on Winterthur’s current exhibition, “Eye on the Iconic — Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from ‘The Crown’.” She will touch on the iconic nature of the original dress and its context in connection to England’s longest-reigning monarch. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. Winterthur is at 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Del. Call (800) 448-3883.