THURSDAY, JAN. 24Hogwarts will be coming to Kennett Square as the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library's movie night series has its premiere. The library will be showing "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the latest Harry Potter movie, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend; the movie is rated PG-13. Registration for the movie is required; please phone the library at 610-444-2702 or email Sapko at The library is at 216 E. State St., Kennett Square.


St. Cornelius church on Ridge Road in Chadds Ford invites the public to see its artistic makeover that has transformed the church's appearance. The church will be open to visitors from noon to 3:30 p.m. For more information call 610-368-3899.


The popular Chadds Ford restaurant Hank's Place will hold its annual benefit for the Chadds Ford Historical Society on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Owners Peter and Voula Skiadas will donate $1,000 of the day's proceeds to the Historical Society, an annual tradition they began 16 years ago after they bought the gray clapboard restaurant located on the corner of Route 1 and Creek Road. For further information, call 610-388-7376 or visit Join your friends for dinner at the Kennett Area Senior Center. Everyone over 50 is welcome. Dinner is at 1 p.m., music and dancing at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person. Music by the Center Sounds. Call for reservations at 610-444-4819.

C:The A Capella Pops will perform at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville at 3 p.m. Their program will consist of well-known songs from jazz, folk, Broadway and gospel. The public is invited. Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $2 per child. The church is on East doe Run Road just east of the roundabout in Unionville.


Japanese Art, A Historical Perspective will be presented by the Hadley Memorial Fund on Monday, 8 p.m., at the Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square. This illustrated lecture by Dan George will focus on the various styles of Japanese painting in the context of their historical origins. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact In case of bad weather please call 610-444-1855


Longwood Gardens debuts new Jazz Club series. Performances feature jazz ingenue Sophie Milman (Jan. 31), the Grammynominated Turtle Island String Quartet (Feb. 21), and jazz saxophonist extraordinaire, Kenny Garrett (March 13). Sample signature dishes from the Terrace Restaurant's extraordinary chefs at the Tapas Table (special tickets required). Indulge in a variety of delectable fare served tapas style from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Special tickets are required for the Tapas Table ($30 per person, $27 for pass holders and groups). Contact: Patricia Evans 610-388-1000, ext. 442.


Attend an art show at the London Grove Friends Meeting. The theme is "Trees and Surroundings of London Grove." Call ahead to Terry at 610-347-2015 or Charlene at 610-486-6062 and tell them what pictures and photos you hope to bring. Covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:45 with a talk on the trees of London Grove Meeting by Sandy Reber.

Midway Girls Softball 2008 Registrations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harmony Grange 3301 Limestone Road, Hockessin. Visit to register online. Call 494-5450 for more information.


Midway Girls Softball 2008 Registrations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harmony Grange 3301 Limestone Road, Hockessin. Visit to register online. Call 494-5450 for more information.

Kennett Youth Wrestling will host community fund-raising dinner dance from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Kennett Italian American Club with entertainment by D&S Entertainment. Tickets are available at $35 per person, or a table of 10 can be reserved for $320. This ticket price includes dinner and beer. A cash bar will be available. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Jan. 26, 2008. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or donating an item for the raffle please contact Stacy Gibson at


The Rockdale Boys present blue grass gospel music to set your toes a tapping and your heart a jumping at the Hammorton Methodist Church, Route 1, Hamorton, at 7 p.m. Free, but a free will offering will be accepted.


Chester County 2020 is sponsoring its annual Keep Farming First summit at Penn State's Great Valley Campus. Rising energy costs is the topic, but the name of the event is "Love of the Land." Individual attendance is $35 per person. Subsequent members of the same family, $25. The summit is held at Penn State-Great Valley, on Swedesford Road (off Route 202) in Malvern. Everyone registering in advance will also receive the information mailing, due out in early January. For more information, call 610-696-3180 or check out

The Kennett Area Senior Center will have its Valentine's Day dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Everyone over age 50 is welcome. Tickets are $15 per person. Call for reservations no later than Feb. 7 at 610-4444819. The center is at 427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square.


Maranatha Productions presents "Consider the Lillies", a drama of the events in life of Christ during Passion at Hamorton Methodist Church, 7 p.m. at routes 1 and 52. Concert is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted.


Harmony Ministries, a gospel music quartet will entertain at the Hamorton Methodist Church, 7 p.m. at routes 1 and 52. Concert is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted.


"Soul Purpose", formerly known as "Soul Patrol", (they are State Troopers) bring harmony and gospel together at Hammorton Methodist Church, 7 p.m. at routes 1 and 52. Concert is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted.


"Promise Land", a gospel trio from Baltimore will perform at Hamorton Methodist Church, 7 p.m. at routes 1 and 52. Concert is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted.


Little League registration for the KAU Little League is open until Jan. 31. KAU offers baseball and softball programs fro children 5 to 18 in the following divisions: Challenger (ages 5 to 18), T-ball (ages 5 and 6), minor and major divisions (ages 7 to 12) and Junior/Senior/Big league (ages 13 to 18). Register online at or in person at the Kennett Area Senior Center, 427 S. Walnut St., on Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Questions? Call 610-9961411.

Volunteers needed at The Kennett Area Senior Center for general program coordination and specifically arts and crafts. Contact Jeanne Searer at 610-444-4819 ( The KASC is located at 427 S. Walnut St. Kennett Square.

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. Some of the activities are chair exercises, board games, pet therapy, crafts and more. This program is offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to4 p.m. You select the days the family member attends. Call 610-444-4819 for more information.

The Dog Training Club of Chester County conducts drop-in training classes every Wednesday at 1 p.m. The class is for puppies 10 to 20 weeks of age. The fee is $15 per class, and no registration is required. Bring a copy of current vaccination record to first class. The class is at Whiteland Business Center, 888 Springdale Drive, Exton. For more information, call 610-380-7064.

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

Russellville Grange, located in Russellville on Old Lime Stone Road and Route 896 holds country/square dances twice a month, starting at 8 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. Live music. Please call Doris Worth at 717786-7667 or Francis Watterson at 610-593-6622 for more information.

If you want to drink, that's your business. If you want to stop, that's ours. Contact Alcoholics Anonymous at 215-923-7900 or 1-877-934-2522 or

The Sustainable Business Network holds a monthly conversation circle to offers personal feedback, consulting and support to entrepreneurs. The group also discusses key issues related to running a business that reflects respect for the community, the environment and the entrepreneur's personal values. There is no cost to these gatherings. The third Wednesday of the month they meet from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 709 E. Gay St. in West Chester. Contact Ben Bingham at 610-220-2486 or

Winterthur will hold educational demonstrations and guided walks in the Winterthur Garden from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Winterthur's staff will discuss a variety of topics geared to beginning/intermediate gardeners. All demonstrations are free with admission. For more information on these demonstrations and specific themes for certain dates, please call 800-448-3883 or go to Winterthur is located on Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington Delaware.

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

Women come together in love and unity for encouragement, support and fellowship. Compassionate Love Ministries to Meet meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at Oxford Senior Center, 12 Locust Street, 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 special interest in agricultural related issues. The grange holds country/square dances twice a month except during the summer starting at 7:30 p.m. Call Doris Worth at 717-786-7667 or Francis Watterson at 610-593-6622.

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware Inc., holds monthly support groups. For Kent County the meetings are held every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Dover Hotel at 1570 N. DuPont Highway, Dover. For New Castle County meetings are held the third Thursday at 7 p.m. at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington. For Sussex County meetings are held the fourth Tuesday at Wesley U.M. Church, 102 East Laurel and Race streets, Georgetown, 7 p.m. And for Salisbury Maryland, meetings every second Tuesday at Chesapeake Rehab in the employees dining room, Route 50 and Tilghman Road at 6 p.m. Contact John J. Goodier at 302378-0375, email at or visit

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

Nami, a family support and education group for families and friends of people who have mental illness will have meetings at the Kennett Friends Meetinghouse, Union and Sickle streets, 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 Cancer Support Group 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Monday of each month.

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

The Kennett Senior Center hosts an Alzheimer's Disease Support Group every first Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the center, 427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square. It's primarily for caregivers, but anyone may attend. For information, call 610-444-4819.

Carspecken Scott Gallery at 1707 N. Lincoln St. in Wilmington has gallery hours from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday 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 any boys between the ages of 11 and 17. For more information, call 610-444-9212.

The Chester County Historical Society seeks volunteer museum guides to work with visitors to the museum's History Center. Guides can learn local history and present it to others in both CCHS' permanent and changing exhibits. Great opportunity for college students, retirees and others with flexible schedule. Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High St., West Chester. Interested volunteers call 610-692-4066 or visit

A group for prayer and knitting, "A Prayer Shawl Ministry," otherwise known as the "KnitWits," meets the first and third Monday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Unionville Presbyterian Church, Wollaston Road off Route 82, Unionville. New and experienced knitters should call church office at 610-347-2327 or go online at

The Healing Rooms of Southern Chester County is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The Healing Rooms are at the Avondale Presbyterian Church, Timothy House, 416 Pennsylvania Ave., Avondale, call 610-268-1646.

The Awana Youth Clubs meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church, 408 Bayard Road, Kennett Township. The Cubbies group is for 3and 4-year-olds; Sparks for kindergarten through second grade; Pals and Pioneers for third through sixth grade boys; Chums and Guards for third through sixth grade girls; and Junior Varsity for seventh and eighth graders. There is also a youth group for high school ages. For more information, call 610-444-0867.

The Jewish Community Center Newark presents a flea market the fourth Sunday of each month, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., off I95 north on Route 896, corner of West Park Place and South College Avenue. Rates $15 per space and $5 to rent a table. Call 302-368-9173 to reserve a space or for more information.

Storytimes are held every week at the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library on East State Street in Kennett Square. For toddlers 2 and 3 years old the days are Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. For preschoolers 4, 5 and 6, they are Thursday mornings at 10 and Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. For more information, call 610-444-2702.

The Bayard Taylor Memorial Library offers free English classes at the Kennett Presbyterian Church, Mary D. Lang Elementary School and the Avon Grove Library. For more information, call 610-444-9118.

The Kennett Rotary meetings are held every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at the Hilton Garden of Kennett Square on Route 1, East Marlborough Township. Everyone is welcome. Call David Carter at 610-444-0741.

Hagley Museum runs an exhibit "Centuries of Progress: American World's Fairs, 1853-1982" starting in September and continuing through July 2006.

Puppy Kindergarten class being offered at Pet Therapy Services Inc. in Chadds Ford on Saturdays and weekdays. Referral discounts are available. Call 610-329-2649 or e-mail to register.

The Church in the Vineyard holds Sunday worship services Sunday mornings at 9 and 10:45 a.m. at 111 Vineyard Way, West Grove. Directions and more information are available at

The Center for Creative Arts at Route 82 at Upper Snuff Mill Row in Yorklyn will have an aluminum drop every second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. All types of aluminum cans, pans, chairs (without webbing), storm windows (without glass), etc. will be accepted. No foil. All proceeds will benefit the arts program at CCArts. The Friends of the Hockessin Public Library used book collection will also be at the center on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the same location.

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