Monday, Jan. 7

The Chester County Library in Exton will hold two book discussions in January, 2013. Each book discussion will meet in the Burke Meeting Room. For more information, please call 610-280-2656 or e-mail Jenna Persick at evening book discussion. Monday, January 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. The particular sadness of lemon cake by Aimee Bender.

Saturday, Jan. 12

“6 Local Artists - One Night”

The Oxford Arts Alliance music instructors perform! Tony Derrico and Hakaan Diker on guitar, vocalists Serenity Rowland and Courtney Withee, Colleen Hart and Alessandra Cuffaro on violin. Enjoy the talents of this special group of performers at the Oxford Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (6 Pine Street Oxford, PA) 7 p.m. Free Will Donation.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

The Chester County Library in Exton will hold two book discussions in January, 2013. Each book discussion will meet in the Burke Meeting Room. For more information, please call 610-280-2656 or e-mail Jenna Persick at evening book discussion. Afternoon book discussion, wednesday, January 16, 2013, 1:30 p.m, Shanghai girls, by Lisa See.

Saturday, Jan. 26

The Oxford United Methodist Church is having a buffet breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. The menus is Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, fresh fruit sausage bacon oven roasted potatoes dried beef gravy specialty breads. $6/Adult, $3 children. Advance tickets are available from Becky Kleinz at the church office or buy at the door, Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., Oxford.

Saturday, Feb. 2

The first Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival will be held at the Red Clay Room in Kennett. Chocolate desserts by area cooks will vie for prizes; the deadline to submit entry forms is January 25. Admission, including six tastings, is $5 with more tastings available for $.50 each. For information and entry forms, visit or call 610-444-4357.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Oxford Arts Alliance. Cajun Music by the Bayou Brothers, beer tastings. Over age 21 only. Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third Street Oxford, PA) 7 - 9 pm Cover Charge TBD.

Saturday, March 9

Cecil College Choir and Chamber Ensemble. Enjoy “Folk Music Festival” - celebrating the music of Appalachia, Ireland and other cultures. Oxford Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (6 Pine Street Oxford, PA ) 7 pm Free Will Donation.

Ongoing events

Avon Grove Seniors (610-255-4477) or (610-869-9895) Meet on Wednesday at 1 a.m. at the West Grove Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 139 West Evergreen Street, West Grove, PA. Covered Dish every third Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The following activities are scheduled. Everyone welcomed.

Contemporary EPIC Worship is held on Sunday evenings at 6:30. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. including an Adult Bible history class. Junior Church for K-4th Grade is held during the 11:00 service, and supervised nursery is provided all morning. Family Fun Time is on second Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Youth Group meets Sundays at 6 p.m. The church is located in the Borough of Avondale, Route. 41, 420 Pennsylvania Ave. across from 5th Street, 610-268-2919,

Each month, PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and families recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Facilitated by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, this information and support program begins on the first Wednesday of each month and runs for three consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Government Services Building in West Chester. Sessions are free and confidential—first names only. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 800-221-6333, weekdays 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., or visit and click the Family Education Program link.

The Kennett Area Senior Center sponsors line dancing on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. beginning March 3. The cost is $3/person. Instructor Mary Clendenin will be hosting this most enjoyable evening. The Kennett Area Senior Center is open Monday from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-444-4819 or visit

The Oxford Theatre Co. presents home school and musical theater classes for children 3 to 18 years old. The classes are Wednesday and Thursday. For a schedule, prices and more information call 610-467-3001 or cell 302-293-9066 or e-mail

The Master Gardener Program, which is offered through Penn State University, certifies volunteers to assist the Cooperative Extension Service by educating the public about gardening and related topics. For more information, call 610-696-3500, email or look for Chester County Master Gardeners on Facebook.

GrowCC business networking group holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at the Twelves Grille and Café, 10 Exchange Place, West Grove. Guests are welcome. For more information, check or call Jeffrey Lyons ad 610-869-5967.

The Kennett Square VFW No. 5467 has hall rentals available. Call 610-444-9960 for more information.

TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) meets at the Oxford Senior Center every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The center is a 12 E. Locust St. in Oxford. Call 1-717-431-6946 or e-mail bslauch for more information.

The regular meetings of the Martin Luther King Jr. CommUnity Advocates are held the second Sunday of every month at the Kennett Area Senior Center, 427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The Kennett Square VFW offers happy hour on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday night is Ladies’ Night. The VFW is at 704 W. State St. in Kennett Square. Call 610-444-9960 for more information.

The Wilmington Music School offers weekly concerts at low cost or free admission at 401 Washington St., Wilmington. For more information, call 302-762-1132.

The Kennett Area Senior Center offers free blood pressure screenings at the center on the second Thursday of each month at 427 S. Walnut St. in Kennett Square from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All seniors age 60 and up are invited.

The Kennett Area Senior Center at 427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square has bingo every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. There are cash prizes and refreshments. No one under 18 is admitted.

The VFW Post 5467 on West Cypress Street in Kennett Square has country line dance lessons on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Kennett Area Senior Center meals are provided by the Chester County Department of Aging Services Congregate Meal Program. They are free to individuals over 60, but individuals must contact the center at 610-444-4819 two days in advance to reserve the meal. A voluntary confidential contributions is appreciated and applied toward the cost of the meal.

The Chadds Ford Moms Club holds its monthly socials on the last Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. All mothers and children are welcome (babysitting available). The socials are held at the Brandywine Baptist Church on Route 1 next to the battlefield. For more information, call 610-388-2696.

The Assisted Seniors Program at the Kennett Area Senior Center provides a variety of services to improve the quality of life for frail and/or dependent adults. The program is offered Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You select the days the family member attends. Call 610-444-4819 for more information.

The local chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America meets to discuss hearing loss issues on the second Tuesday of the month at CAD offices, 139 W. Market St., in West Chester. For more information, call 610-444-4454 or e-mail

If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Contact Alcoholics Anonymous at 215-786-7900 or 1-877-934-2522 for more information.

The Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania Inc. meets in the Kennett Square Friends Meetinghouse on North Union Street every third Wednesday of the month. Support and discussion meeting at 7 p.m. For details contact 610-388-7333 or

Women come together in love and unity for support and encouragement at Compassionate Love Ministries meeting on the last Saturday of the month at Oxford Senior Center, 12 Locust St., Oxford, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Jean Hardy at 610-932-3269.

Russellville Grange No. 91 holds meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month starting at 7:30 p.m. The grange is the country’s foremost family oriented rural/urban community service organization with a special interest in agricultural related issues. Call Doris at 717-786-7667 or Francis at 610-593-6622 for more information.

Al-Anon/Alateen meetings for families and friends of alcoholics are held daily throughout Chesty County. If someone you love has a drinking problem, Al-Anon/Alateen is a safe, confidential place for help. Call 610-696-4216 for more information.

Nami, a family support and education group for families and friends of people who have mental illness has meetings at the Kennett Friends Meetinghouse, Union and Sickle Street, Kennett Square every first Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 610-444-5993.

Programs at Jennersville Regional Hospital in Penn Township include adult bereavement support group meeting the second Tuesday of each month and a cancer support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first Monday of each Month.

Recovery Inc. is a self-help group for those struggling with various psychological or emotional conditions. It meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call 610-388-0143, and information will be sent to you on meeting places and dates.

Carspecken Scott Gallery at 1707 N. Lincoln St. in Wilmington has gallery hours from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 24 meets every Monday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square. It is open to boys between the ages of 11 and 17. For more information, call 610-444-9212.

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