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Saturday, Feb. 23
Kemblesville United Methodist Church is sponsoring a pasta night at the church between 5 and 7 p.m. Please contact the church at 610-255-5280 for tickets $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Advance ticket purchase is requested. You can pick up at the door. All proceeds will go toward the 2013 KUMC mission trip to Dominican Republic to build a home for those in need. Treat yourself, family and friends to a night out and let us take care of the cooking.
Russellville Junior Grange, at the Russellville Grange building on route 896 one block north of Route 10,will have a Spaghetti Dinner, all you can eat, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, (snow date March 2). Adults, $9, Children 5 -14, $5, Children 0-4, Donation, Family (2 adults and 2 children under 18) $25. Questions? Call Jessica at 717-572-0010 or contact her at email@example.com.
Saturday, March 2
The Chester County Beekeepers Association (CCBA) will present full-day seminars for both beginner and experienced beekeepers at the Westtown School in Chester County, PA on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The agendas for both the Beginner and Master groups will consist of individual presentations during morning and afternoon sessions. Morning/afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch served in the Westtown School dining room are included. Registration form and directions may be found online at www.chescobees.org Click on “CCBA Annual Seminar” on the left side of the home page.
Saturday, March 9
Cecil College Choir and Chamber Ensemble. Enjoy “Folk Music Festival” - celebrating the music of Appalachia, Ireland and other cultures. Oxford Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (6 Pine Street Oxford, PA ) 7 p.m. Free Will Donation.
Friday, April 5
31st annual Chester County Antiques Show, a benefit for the Chester County Historical Society. Join us at our New Location from April 5 – 7, 2013 The Phelps School, 583 Sugartown Road, Malvern.
Thursday, May 16
The Avon Grove Music Boosters are having a golf outing at Cavalier Country Club, Newark, Del., to raise money to replace band and percussion Instruments.
Healing Prayer Ministry located at the Avondale Presbyterian Church, 416 Pennsylvania Avenue, Avondale, Pa., will start Saturday, February 2nd to be open for prayer the first Saturday of each month 10 to 12 noon. Anyone needing prayer at other times can call 610-268-1646 or 610-268-2919 for an appointment. We encourage the sick or anyone carrying a burden to come and receive healing prayer from trained technicians.
Avon Grove NFL Flag Football has begun on-line registration for players 5 through 16. A You must register from our web site, www.agflag.com, mail-in or walk-in registrations are no longer accepted. Spring registration will run through March 16, late registrations are not accepted. Proof of age is required for new players. Age requirements are determined by the players age on September 1, 2013. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons in Kemblesville starting early April, and will run through early June. Cost is $75 per player. For more information call Jim Russell at 610-869-3635 or go to our web site: www.agflag.com.
Avon Grove Seniors (610-255-4477) or (610-869-9895) Meet on Wednesday at 1 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 following activities are scheduled: Feb. 27, Lunch, Dutchway; March 6, Bingo; March 13, Music-Kevin; March 20, Covered Dish; March 27, Quarterly lunch. Everyone welcomed.
Jennersville Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle, an organization for those who are over 50, invites you to come play with someone your own age.
The Franklin Institute’s “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” – Wednesday, February 6; showcases more than 300 legendary artifacts conserved from the ship’s debris field, offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic ship and its passengers. Cost of $78.00 per person includes RT motor coach transportation, 90 minute exhibition, 40 minute IMAX presentation, lunch, all taxes and gratuities.
New York City Lunch and Broadway Show “Nice Work If You Can Get It” – Wednesday, March 20; overflowing with 15 great songs, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” this brand-new Gershwin musical comedy combines laughter, romance and high-stepping musical magic; includes RT motor coach, lunch, Broadway show, all taxes and gratuities for $234.00. Only 20 seats reserved so HURRY!
Annapolis by Boat and Bus – Tuesday, April 23; springtime tour includes free time to tour and shop State Circle and Maryland Avenue, lunch at Harry Browne’s, 40 minute narrated Harbor Queen cruise, round trip motor coach, driver gratuity, step-on-guide, plus all taxes and gratuities for just $96.00 per person.
Amish Wedding Celebration Experience —Tuesday, May 14; a certified guide will escort us through the back roads and relate the unique wedding customs observed by the Lancaster Amish, with a stop at a roadside stand, bake or crafts shop, or Amish farm. We’ll learn about courtship, the wedding preparations and church service, and the “honeymooning” Amish-style that follows. Following our tour, we’ll enjoy the film, “Jacob’s Choice,” which follows an Amish boy’s struggle with his family and his girlfriend during his courting years. Everyone will participate in the re-enactment of the Amish wedding vows right in the Amish Country Homestead, and finally, we’ll enjoy a specially prepared table setting and all-you-can eat dinner at Plain & Fancy Farm, complete with wedding cake! Cost for the celebration is $74.00 per person.
Gettysburg 150th Year Commemorative Tour – Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5; your trip includes round trip motor coach transportation, overnight hotel accommodations with baggage handling for one bag per person, four included meals - one breakfast, 2 lunches, one dinner; Gettysburg film, “A New Birth of Freedom”; admission to the Gettysburg Cyclorama; battlefield tour with licensed guide to include a stop at a living history reenactment; Civil War Era Dinner Theatre at the historic Fairfield Inn; visit to the Jennie Wade House and David Wills House; services of a Boscov’s Travel Tour Director; all taxes and gratuities for included features; cost per person based on double occupancy is $347.00.
Senior Circle is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by Jennersville Regional Hospital that offers community members 50 and better national and hospital benefits as well as opportunities for group activities, discount programs, unique day trips, and travel opportunities for only $15 a year. For more information, call 610-869-1227.
February 24 and March 3, 10, 17, 24 - Sundays - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dollar Days. Admission to Hagley is only one dollar every Sunday in February and March, except for Easter. Enjoy the picturesque winter landscape along the Brandywine. Experience the warmth of the Steam Engine house and industrial noise of the Machine Shop. Visitors can tour the du Pont ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, and lunch at the Belin House Organic Café. It will feature several items costing $1 each. Admission free for members.
Avondale Presbyterian Church: “Joined Together as a Lifeline Between Christ & Community”. 420 Pennsylvania Avenue (across from 5th Street), Avondale. Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., with a blend of traditional and contemporary music. Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 a.m. Second Sundays - “Family Fun Time” - 9:45 a.m. Junior Church during the 11 a.m. service for grades K-4. Supervised nursery care is provided all morning. Youth Group meets in the APC Quarry at 6 p.m., includes dinner, prayer & devotion, games. Adult-led After-school Adventures, Wednesdays 4 to - 6 p.m. for first through sixth grades. Praise & Prayer Time, Tuesdays 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Phone: 610-268-2919. Web: www.avondalepc.org. Rev. Ray Meute, Jr., Pastor.
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. Next session meets Feb. 6, 13 and 20 in West Chester
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 Café, 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 first Thursday of every month at the Kennett Area Senior Center, 427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square from 5:30 to 7 p.m.”
The Kennett Square VFW offers happy hour on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 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 dance 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.