Around Town Jan. 31

The Chester County Art Association is offering a series of adult classes in February. They include Still Life Painting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Plein Air on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Silkscreen and Relief Printmaking-Intermediate on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Portrait Painting on Monday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Black & White Photography-Beginners: Thursday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. To register, go here.

Rebecca King performs at Neumann University in Aston on Sunday, Feb. 10

Glenn Mills resident Rebecca King will be performing in a concert titled No Strings Attached at the Meagher Theater at Neumann University in Aston on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. Concert tickets are $15 or $12 for seniors and students. Upon presentation of your Delaware County or Montgomery County Library card, you may purchase one ticket at the regular price and then receive one free ticket at the ticket table the day of the concert. Bring a friend for free. For directions to Neumann Campus or while on campus please call Neumann Security for helpful advice at 610-558-5555. There is ample free parking adjacent to the theatre and the Life Center is handicapped accessible. For information call 610-879-7059 or visit 

Valentine's Day Basket raffle for Rachel Kohl Library.


Love is in the air at Rachel Kohl Library. Take a chance on the Friends of the Library's Valentine's Day raffle basket. The basket contains five bottles of wine, a wine opener, and plenty of snacks. Chances are one for $3 or two for $5. Must be 21 or over to win. Winner will be announced on Feb. 12. Call the library at 610-358-3445 for more information.

Vocalists from the Curtis Opera Theater will perform at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Warmly received in 2018, Curtis on Tour is the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. The upcoming Vocal Quartet program features operatic favorites and gems from the American Songbook. Hear the future stars of opera here first, in a thrilling and diverse program culminating with the elegant Liebeslieder Waltzes of Johannes Brahms. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is conveniently located near parking and restaurants at 226 North High Street, West Chester. Purchase tickets at, at the box office or call 610-356-ARTS(2787).

West Chester University’s Department of Art + Design continues the 2018/19 season with the opening of Inside the Bug Jar in the E.O. Bull Center’s Baker Gallery at 2 E. Rosedale Avenue. The work will be on display through Feb. 22. The event is free and open to the public during gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. An artist and press reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Inside the Bug Jaris an exhibition that features the work of a diverse collection of West Chester’s Studio Art Alumni. Paintings, ceramics, porcelain work, and photography are all on display.

The Mid Atlantic Percussion Society Indoor Percussion Competition is at Unionville High School on Saturday, March 9, starting at 4 p.m. More than 20 bands from the tri-state area will perform. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, and food is available for sale.

Boy Scout Troop 260 of Concordville will be holding its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, March 2, 7 a.m. to noon at Elam United Methodist Church, 1063 Smithbridge Road. The menu will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, hot chocolate, and juice. Pancake toppings such as whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate chips and blueberry sauce will be available at no extra charge.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children.

The Board of Supervisors of Chadds Ford Township has determined that an updated Village Community Plan is necessary to determine the impact of the Walkable Chadds Ford project on what is currently known as the “Village.” A community forum— the first of two on the subject — will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the township building at 10 Ring Road.

There will be a public meeting on plans for a possible water trail along the Brandywine at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5-7 p.m. The study focuses on the East and West branch of the Brandywine from Coatesville and Downingtown, to Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware, so residents of both Pennsylvania and Delaware are welcome to attend and provide input.

Hundreds made it to the Kennett High School gym Sunday to take part in the annual Chocolate Lover Festival benefiting the United Way of Southern Chester County…

…but they came for the chocolate.

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