Feb. 13The Newcomers Club of Chester County will meet at 7 p.m. at the Downingtown Area Senior Center, 983 E. Lancaster Ave. The program will be "Everything you want to know about fresh fish." The club welcomes those who are new to the area or who have recently experienced a change in family, marital or employment status. Members are involved in fundraising activities for local organizations in the area. For more information, call 610-380-1950.

The Greater Downingtown Business & Professional Women's Club (BPW) will meet at the Thorndale Inn, Rt. 30 & Bondsville Rd., Thorndale. Cost is $18. Social time begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30. Barbara Gardner from Distinctive Gardens will speak on planning a perennial garden. For information or reservations, call 610-383-5672.

Feb. 23

An All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Building, 360 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. Meal includes salad, bread, dessert, coffee/tea. Cost is $7.50 adults, $4 children 10 and under. Call 610-384-1928 or 610-383-4587 for reservations. Tickets available at the door.

March 1

To raise funds for their Relay for Life team, Kickstarting Cures of Coatesville will hold their Second Annual Crop for Cancer Scrapbooking Event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gap Fire Hall in Gap, Pa. Tickets are $20 per person in advance. For information or tickets, call 610-384-1860 or email kickstartingcures@yahoo.com.

March 7

Deadline to RSVP for a Christian outreach for women, Chester County After 5's evening of relaxing and learning how to listen to birds at Downingtown Country Club's Milltown Grill on March 12. Cost is $18. A full course meal will be served at 6:15. Bill Cracas of Pickering Valley Feed & Farm Store will talk about caring for wild birds and an inspirational speaker, Robin Harnist, will also speak. 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.

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.

Singles over 45

Singles over 45 meetings are held the first week of every month on Tuesdays and on Thursdays the third week of every month at Hibernia United Methodist Church, 220 Hibernia Rd., Coatesville. For more information, call Charlie at 610-436-0418 or June at 610-273-2570.

Foster Families

Catholic Social Services is looking for married or single adults to be foster parents to children of all ages, races and religions. Homes are also needed for children with special medical or emotional needs and for siblings who wish to live in the same home. For more information, call 215-587-3960.

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