Symphony presented

On Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. the Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present Holiday Pops. Guest conductor, Steven Hackman, Assistant Conductor of Reading Symphony, makes his debut in the newly refurbished Kennett High School Auditorium. Soprano Corinne Winters, winner of the Annual Young Artists Competition, the Kennett Symphony Children's Chorus, directed by Karen Markey, and the symphony play joyous sounds of the Holiday Season. Anderson's A Christmas Festival, Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Suite from "The Nutcracker" and other favorites to be presented. Information and tickets, call 610-444-6363. Adults:$28; Students $10. Concert sponsors, Exelon Generation and Genesis Health Care.

Support Group offered

A self-help group for people struggling with stress, tension, anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, worry, anger, fears, helplessness, hopelessness, and other related conditions is held. Recovery, Inc. is a non-profit organization. No fee required. For more information, contact Recovery, Inc. at 215-332-0722.

GAP VFW holding monthly breakfast

The Gap VFW will be holding its All-You-Can-Eat breakfast Sunday, Dec. 3, 7 to 11 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and under. The VFW is located at 4899 Lincoln Highway East, Gap. Everyone is welcome

Santa Claus is coming to town

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to the Octorara Community to wish your friends and loved ones a very Merry Christmas. On Friday, Dec. 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the West Fallowfield Community Center, Santa Claus visits the Octorara YMCA for an evening of cookies and milk. It's time for Santa Claus, mistletoe kisses and for togetherness. Share the joys of this merry occasion with your friends/family/acquaintances and the Octorara YMCA staff. For more information or to register, please call Mandy Stauffer at 610-593-9622 ext. 440.

Holiday House Tour stops:

The OCRC will hold its 4th Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the West Fallowfield Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is one of the stops on the 22nd Annual Christmas In and Around Atglen & Parkesburg. Registrations are being accepted now from local crafters and artisans offering handmade unique and original items. The cost is $25 per space. Set-up begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Mandy Stauffer at 610-593-5963 ext. 440.

The Parkesburg VFW Ladies Auxiliary, 406 Fourth Avenue, Parkesburg, will be one of the stops for "Christmas in Parkesburg" on Saturday Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the upstairs banquet hall. Homemade Chicken Corn Soup and sandwiches will be served for lunch. Also there will be vendors such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Longaberger Baskets, Jewelry, a bake table and more. Tables are still available for $10. If interested, call 610-857-3455.

Christiana Community Ambulance holds open house

WIOV I 105 will be at Christiana Community Ambulance, along with Artist Bruce Becker, who will be signing his print of the "School House Bell" on Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at noon. The ambulance association will also have food and drinks available, and there is a possibility that Gov. Ed Rendell may attend.

Contact Anita Benyo at 610-593-8166 for details.

Movie night in Christiana

The Christiana Recreation Committee is holding a Family Movie Night on Friday, Dec. 8 at the Christiana Borough Hall. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pet photos with Santa to benefit Relay for Life

Team "Animal Crackers" will be hosting pet photos with Santa at the Atglen Veterinary Hospital in Christiana on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. Photos will be taken for a donation, and there will be many more pet related items for sale or raffle. Call (610) 593-6132 for information or directions.

Freedom Chapter Order of DeMolay holds benefit

The Freedom Chapter of the Order of DeMolay, which has members from the Christiana area, will be holding a benefit charity fundraiser for victims of Multiple Sclerosis on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Oxford Masonic Lodge located at 245 N. Third Street, Oxford. Cost is $5 per person. Dinner will be an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. The public is invited.

Then, at 7 p.m. the members of Freedom Chapter will begin their Installation of Officers for the Chapter's next term of office. This impressive ceremony has a rich tradition dating back over 85 years and is open to the public. This event will last approximately one hour. Please R.S.V.P. to Ken Walkling at 717-431-8177 or for information.

Greenwood Singers to put on concert

The Greenwood Singers will present a Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Parkesburg Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Parkesburg.

Parkesburg hosts book club

Calling all book lovers! The Parkesburg Book Club meets the third Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Parkesburg Borough Hall. You are cordially invited to attend if you share an interest in a wide variety of books. The reading schedule for the end of the year is Dec. 15 is Simon Brett's "The Hanging in the Hotel."

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