Thursday, Aug. 9 Meet Penn London Elementary School's New Principal. Parents are invited to a 'Chat and Chew' gathering to meet Dr. Cynthia Holland, the new principal of Penn London Elementary School, on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the school library. Light refreshments will be provided.
Friday, Aug. 10 The Lighthouse Youth Center is having its 22nd annual benefit golf tournament today. The moneys raised go toward programs to help the youth of Oxford. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and ends with a fried chicken dinner. Prizes will be awarded during the dinner. For more information, call Buzz at 484-880-2018.
Saturday, Aug. 11 The Chester County 4-H Fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 – Saturday, Aug. 18, at the 4-H Romano Center in Honey Brook. There will be numerous animal shows including sheep, swine, dairy, horses, and chickens. Along with the many shows there will be tours free to the public on Aug. 14 & 15 from 10 a.m. – noon. From Tuesday through Saturday you will be able to view the many 4-H projects the young people have been working on this year. Projects to be displayed will include: arts & crafts, service projects, plant science, pet care, sewing, leadership, foods & nutrition, wildlife, vegetables & plants, and many other general exhibits.
There is so much to see and experience at the 4- H Fair! The 4-H Romano Center is located at 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, Pa. 19433. For future information, or to schedule a guided educational tour, contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at 610-696-3500.
Sunday, Aug. 12 Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St. (corner of Addison and Market streets), Oxford, will host 'Sky' Vacation Bible School (VBS) from Sunday, Aug. 12, through Thursday, Aug. 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration will be on site every evening from 5:45 p.m. or by calling the church office. The program is designed for 4 year olds through sixth grade and includes bible stories, singing, crafts, games, snacks, and more. We will start and end every evening in the Sanctuary. Parents may pick their children up in the Sanctuary at 8:30 p.m., or come at 8:10 and join us in the closing program. For more information call the Church Office at 610-932-9698.
Saturday, Aug. 18 Everyone is invited to drop by New London Presbyterian Church on Route 896 in New London on Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are offering a large variety of children's, men's and women's clothing (all seasons), toys, sporting goods and baked items. All proceeds go to the Tamani Orphanage in Nariobi, Kenya, which the New London Presbyterian Church/Christian Life Center sponsors. They are hoping to raise enough money to cover their 2012 fall and winter school tuition.
Wednesday, Aug. 22 On Aug. 22 Dr. Dog, a national rock band with roots in West Grove will be playing a benefit concert for the Garage. Two band members, Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken grew up and West Grove together and the band has agreed to come back to their home town to play this show. One hundred percent of the ticket sale and other proceeds will go directly to the West Grove Garage. There will be a pre-show barbecue on the 22nd at 5:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show. You can check out the band information at drdogmusic.com
Saturday, Aug. 25 Summer Concert ----'Tribute to Film and Stage'
Featuring the New London Community Choir under the direction of Robin Bidwell, SPC Saturday August 25, 7 p.m. at the New London United Methodist Church at 1008 State Road, New London. The Community Choir is an outreach program of the New London UMC who's mission is to provide quality family-centered entertainment to New London and surrounding communities.
Join TLC Apiarist Dan Borkoski for an inside look at the busy, buzzy world of honeybees. Participants will get a close-up look at a hive during routine inspection while gaining practical beekeeping knowledge. It's a great learning experience for new and prospective beekeepers and for people who just want to know more about the remarkable abilities and vital importance of these fascinating creatures. Protective veils will be available in limited quantities. If you have your own gear, please bring it along! The apiary is located at TLC's New Leaf EcoCenter at the Vincenti Preserve, 776 Rosedale Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. TLC is not responsible for injuries, including bee stings, to preserve visitors and program participants. Those with severe bee allergies should refrain from attending. Saturday, Aug. 25th 2012, 9:30 a.m. to noon. COST: FREE for TLC & CCBA Members/ $5 for Non-members. Please register online at www.tlcforscc.org. For questions or registration assistance, call 610-347-0347 or email: email@example.com
The Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., Oxford is having a buffet breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. $6 for adults and $3 for children. Breakfast features pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, fruit, sausage, bacon, potatoes, dried beef gravy, specialty breads. Get tickets at the church office or at the door.
Sunday, Aug. 26 Walk through meadows and woodlands this summer at Bucktoe Creek Preserve with Sarah Murray searching for and learning ways to gather and eat wild edible plants that you can find in your own backyard! After the walk, enjoy a salad made with wild greens and a vinaigrette based dressing, accompanied with bread and light drinks. Cost per participant: $20 TLC members/ $25 non-members. Register online at www.tlcforscc.org. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-347-0347.
Saturday, Sept. 1 Cap off the final days of summer with a weekend of family fun at the 69th annual Ludwig's Corner Horse Show and Country Fair. The family event, held Labor Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, September 1-3 at the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds, Glenmoore, PA, has been a Labor Day tradition for generations of Chester County families for more than a half century. The Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds are just beyond the intersection of routes 100 and 401 in northern Chester County. From PA Turnpike exit 312, (Downingtown) take Route 100 north 4.3 miles to the showgrounds on the left. Daily admission to the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show and Country Fair is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 12 and under. Parking is free. For more information phone (610) 458-3344 or visit the website: www.ludwigshorseshow.org.
Friday, Sept. 7 Oxford Arts Alliance, 38 South Third St., Oxford, PA 19363 610-467-0301 www.oxfordart.org email@example.com Opening reception for art show 5 to 8 p.m. – Hoofprints 'Horses at work; Our impressions, enriching, enjoying'. The show runs through Sept. 26.
Saturday, Sept. 22 Kennett Flash presents Serafin String Quartet in a concert titled Quartet Time Machine – From Haydn to Higdon' on Sept. 22, 2012. The themed program is a collage of short selections by various composers through music history. Concertgoers will travel through time from the 1700s, featuring works by Joseph Haydn - one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the classical period, to today, featuring works by Philadelphia's 2010 Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Book tickets at www.kennettflash.org. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29 Join us for a day of fun at Plantation Field in Coatseville, PA for The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County's 2012 hootenanny hoedown. Start the day with a 5k Trail Race for Conservation over optional obstacles. Gather a team of six people and try your strength by competing in the Human Tractor Pull! The winning team will receive the Hootenanny Hoedown Tractor Pull Perpetual Trophy. Parents! Looking for fun and new activities for your children? Enter them in the Mutton Busting Competition to see how long they can ride a sheep. Later on that evening, come to a fun filled night of BBQ, music, and saloon games dressed as your favorite outlaw. The Wild West Saloon is a great opportunity to enjoy a night under the stars while having a little fun. Call our offices: 610-347-0347 for ticket information. If you are a business who is looking to build, this event is a great way to reach a large demographic. Sponsorship of a gaming table at the Wild West Saloon is a great way to promote your business, honor a loved one, or show your support for TLC. Tables available in limited quantities so get yours today! Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing events Avon Grove Seniors (610-255-4477) or (610-869-9895) Meet on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the West Grove Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 139 West Evergreen Street, West Grove. Covered Dish every third Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The following activities are scheduled. Everyone welcomed: August 8 - Speaker-Senior Scams; August 15 - Covered Dish; August 22 - Trip Lantern Queen; August 29 - Speaker-YMCA; September 5 - Picnic-Penn Twp Park; September 12 - Grateful Alive Music; September 19 - Speaker – Apprise; September 26 - Quarterly Lunch
'Joined Together as a Lifeline between Christ and Community' at the Avondale Presbyterian Church Summer Sundays. This is a blended worship service at 10 a.m., junior church is held for K through fourth graders during the service, and supervised nursery is provided all morning. Contemporary EPIC Worship is held on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. The church is at 420 Pennsylvania Ave., Routte 41, across from 5th Street in Avondale. Website: e-mail avondalepc.org, or 610-268-2919. All are welcome.
Join Chaddsford Winery for tastings, tours and more. Festive summer events will include: Wine Bar Weekends: every Saturday and Sunday in August
Chaddsford Winery: Chaddsford staff will serve wines by the glass, wine slushies, wine spritzers and the Drink of the Month at the Winery's new stone-and-slate outdoor wine bar while guests mingle and enjoy the weather and live music. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic or purchase cheese, crackers and other snacks or purchase food from the on-site caterers. Music begins at 2 p.m. Pay as you go; Reservations not required
Avon Grove Seniors (610-255-4477) or (610-869-9895) Meet on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the West Grove Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 139 West Evergreen Street, West Grove. Covered Dish every third Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The following activities are scheduled. Everyone welcomed. Avon Grove Seniors (610-255-4477) or (610-869-9895) Meet on Wednesday at 10 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 25th annual summer concert series at White Clay Creek State Park: Join them for outdoor concerts throughout the summer, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. June 13 - Newark Community Band; J Aug 15 - Skyla Burrell; Aug. 22 - Robert Eric; Aug 29 - Ray Rodriguez & Swing Sabroso; Monday, Sept. 3 - Dennis McCaughey and Tropical Soul.
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 www.proact.org 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 www.kennettseniorcenter.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Cafe, 10 Exchange Place, West Grove. Guests are welcome. For more information, check www.growcc.com 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 @zoominternet.net 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 offer happy hour on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings fro 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 dace 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 email@example.com.
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 www.lymepa.org.
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.