Around Town May 31

• On Friday, June 1, West Chester University will conduct a test on components of the external Emergency Alert System. During this time, the mass notification system will be audibly tested. Residents in the vicinity of the University are likely to hear the audio alert. As a reminder, this is just a test of the system. In an actual emergency, the University will communicate key emergency information quickly to as many people as possible. The official source for continuously updated emergency information, directions and instructions is the WCU homepage at (Use the "Refresh" button to be certain the latest information is available.)

• Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland is providing a way for residents to safely and securely dispose of their electronics including computers, cell phones and hard drives as well as the shredding of personal documents for free. All items will be recycled. Residents will also have the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted, expired medications at the District Attorney’s Mobile Drug Drop Box. The event will take place on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Clifton Heights Fire Company located at 20 W. Baltimore Pike in Clifton Heights. Document shredding truck will be available to shred residents’ personal documents at no cost.

• Penn State Extension and Chester County 4-H announce their lineup of Summer Specials. These summer project camps for children ages 8 years of age and older offer kids the opportunity to learn, make new friends, and have fun experiencing a wide range of activities including babysitting, candy making, animal science, sewing, plants and insects and energy.  Camp locations include the Chester County Extension office in West Chester and the 4-H Romano Center in Honey Brook. Registrations for the Summer Specials is through our 4-H enrollment system, with hard copy forms. The office would be happy to send the complete program brochure with enrollment instructions. Class details can also be found on our website under upcoming events. For more information, call the Penn State Chester County Extension office at 610-696-3500

• Rachel Kohl Library is switching to summer hours. The library will be closed Sundays in the summer starting June 17 through Sept. 2, reopening Sept 9. Monday through Saturday hours are unchanged.

• Don’t miss the last chance to view the first comprehensive exhibition of George A. "Frolic" Weymouth’s artistic career at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Closing on June 3, The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth features sixty-five of Weymouth’s best works of art in various media and reveals the breadth of his visual investigations over six decades—from the loose energetic style and monochromatic palette of his early oils in the 1950s to the luminous, highly detailed temperas of his later career. In tandem with the final day of the exhibition, enjoy free all-day admission and family fun activities on Sunday, June 3, during "First Sundays for Families: Frolic and Paint Party." From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., grab a brush and celebrate the tradition of painting outdoors —en plein air—with demonstrations by members of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, and participate in hands-on art activities. Guests can also enjoy a creative circus performance and tightwire crossing over the Brandywine River by the Funicular Circus, and watch a pop-up dance performance by BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company.

• East Bradford Township and CCWA - Paradise Farm Camps will host the seventh annual Trail Blazer Run on Saturday, June 16, on the Paradise Farm Camps property located at 1300 Valley Creek Road in Downingtown. There will be two events, a 5-mile trail run and a 1-mile family fun hike. All proceeds from the event go directly towards the East Bradford Township public trails program. Registration for the 5-mile trail run is $25 until June 15 and $30 on race day. Individual registration for the 1-mile family fun hike is $20 until June 15 and $25 on race day. To register in advance and pay with a credit card, entrants should register online at Onsite registration begins at 2:30 p.m., the race starts at 4 p.m. The Trail Blazer Run will be held rain or shine and fees are non-refundable. For more information, contact Rich Phifer at 610-436-5108, ext. 108 or visit



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