April 11The Children's Theater at Trinity Church, Coatesville, will present "Bullies" (Or How to Succeed Against Bullies Without Really Crying) at 7 p.m. at the Coatesville Cultural Society, 143 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. Tickets are $7.50/adults, $5/children 5 yrs. and up; children under 5, free. For information, call 610-384-4771.

April 12

St. James Preschool, 409 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown will hold its Outgrown Sale, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Baby/kids clothes, toys, books, equipment and maternity clothes are featured. For information, call 610-518-1651 or 610-269-0525.

April 15

The West Caln Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the West Caln Municipal Building, 721 W. Kings Highway, Wagontown. Speaker will be Dr. Florence Williams, Educator, Civil War Re-enactor, historian, "Interpreter of Another Time." Program will be on "Old Abe" the War Eagle, Civil War Mascot. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-857-1651.

April 18

Opening reception at 7 p.m. for the Coatesville Area School District's (CASD) invitational art exhibit presented by the Fine Arts Department. Exhibition hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 20, and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Coatesville Cultural Society, 143 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. For more information, call 610-384-1790.

April 19

The 3rd Saturday Swiss Chess Tournament will be held at the Coatesville Cultural Society, 143 E. Lincoln Highway Coatesville. Registration 9 to 9:45 a.m., entry fee is $30 at site only. For information call 610-384-1790.

Dana Lyn & Tina Lech on fiddle with Donna Long on keyboard, a concert presented by the Coatesville Traditional Irish Music Series, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Coatesville Cultural Society, 143 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. Tickets are $15/children under 12 free. For information call 610-384-1790.

April 25

Livingston Live will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Coatesville Cultural Society, 143 E. Lincoln Highway Coatesville. Tickets are $10. For information call 610-384-1790.

May 9

Date to RSVP for the Chester County After Five Organization "Memories are Made of This" dinner at the Milltown Grill at the Downingtown Country Club on Wednesday, May 14. Dinner is served at 6:15. Cost is $18. A representative of The Perfect Plan will host and bring ideas on downsizing and working through the emotions of the "stuff" we accumulate, Joe Battaglia will sing, and the inspirational speaker will be Billie Hughes Locke, author of "More Than One Angel." All women are invited. For information or reservations, call 610-692-8533 or 610-942-3547.

Ongoing/Future Happenings

Grief Support Group

The AARP Chester County Widowed Persons Services invites any and all widowed persons (especially the newly widowed) to attend an evening of dinner and fellowship at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the dining area of Hoss's Restaurant at the crossroads of Routes 100 and 113, in the Exton/Lionville area. Also, all widowed persons are welcome to gather for breakfast on the first Saturday of each month. The informal breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. For information on the place for the breakfast, call 610-692-3771.

DAHS Alumni Association

The Downingtown Area High School Alumni Association holds monthly meetings on the third Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, 1090 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. For information, call Bill Mason at 610-269-0650.

Alzheimer's Support Group

A support group for families and friends of individuals with serious memory loss is offered on the second Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Inn at Freedom Village, 30 Freedom Blvd., West Brandywine, in the assisted living dining room. The group is facilitated by trained social service staff and provides mutual support, education and practical tips on dealing with changes in behavior. This support group is free and open to the public. The Inn at Freedom Village provides assisted living for people with memory impairments and offers free care during the support group meeting for those who request it. For more information or to RSVP, contact Julie DeMola at 610-383-6656.


Chester County Detachment Marine Corps League holds Family Style Bingo, in a non-smoking environment, on the first and third Saturday of each month at 430 Chestnut St., Downingtown. Early bird is at 6:30 p.m., followed by regular bingo and two progressive bingos. Food is available for sale. For information, call 610-696-7589 and leave a message.

Wagontown Fire Co. holds Power Bingo (electronic bingo) every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Maximum seating is 120 persons, so please arrive early. Wagontown Fire Co. is located 1/8th of a mile west of Route 82 on Route 340. For directions or questions, call 610-384-2770.

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