Around Town April 11

"Mutts Go Nuts" at West Chester University this Saturday.

It's dog-gone crazy this Saturday as West Chester University presents “Mutts Gone Nuts,” a comedy dog thrill show that promotes pet adoption, part of the WCU Live! Performing Arts Series. Mutts Gone Nuts is a comedy dog thrill show using all rescue animals. For more information visit Mutts Gone Nuts is this Saturday, April 13,  at 7:30 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Phillips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester. As part of the production, WCU Live! again teams with a local shelter. The Kimberton-based To Love a Canine (TLC) will be on site with information and adoptable pets. Tickets are $10-$22 and are available at or by calling 610-436-2266.

State Rep. Stephen Barrar’s shredding and drug take-back event is this Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the district office on Route 202 at Beaver Valley Road across from the Wawa. There will also be a Recycling Day event at Concord Township from 8-11 a.m. at the Public Works building on Smithbridge Road. Concord will also hold an 11 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt at the Parks & Recreation building at 40 Bethel Road.

The Chadds Ford Civic Association will hold its spring road cleanup on Saturday, April 27. Volunteers should meet at the township building — Turners Mill — at 8 a.m.

Pennsylvania State Police are gearing up for the annual Camp Cadet. Troop K, serving Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties will host 80 campers aged 11-14. The camp is designed to familiarize cadets with the functions of law enforcement and to develop positive interaction with police officers. Each camp session lasts six days This year’s camps will be July 28 – Aug. 2 at Girard College and August 18-23, at Camp Kweebec. Meals, lodging, and programs are provided at no cost to the applicant. Camps are funded exclusively by corporate and community donations, except for a $45.00 fee paid by the cadet to help defray the cost of uniforms. Applications for both sessions are currently being accepted. The applications can be completed online for the child at

It's time to clean the Brandywine Creek Saturday, April 20.

It’s time to clean up the creek. The Brandywine Conservancy is currently seeking volunteers to assist with its Brandywine River Cleanup on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This annual event helps ensure cleaner water for more than 500,000 residents who rely on the Brandywine River as their primary source of drinking water—including those living in Coatesville and Downingtown, and the City of Wilmington — and it also aids in providing a healthier habitat for wildlife and a safer environment for recreational activities. The river cleanups are located at Brandywine Meadows Preserve Trail (1355 Downingtown Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335) and Shaw’s Bridge Park (274 South Creek Road, West Chester, PA 19382). To volunteer at one of the cleanup locations, please contact Kaitlin LeRoy at or 610.388.8341. Online registration is available at This event is appropriate for adults and children over the age of five.

It's the Tri-State Affiliate Challenge. This event consists of same-sex pairs competing to claim fittest in the Tri State area — Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. There will be three events to test strength, endurance and skills throughout the day to test who remains at the top! After the events, the top teams from each state will battle to see which state is the best. We will have 40 people here competing total and 15-20 spectators and volunteers possibly more. There is no cost to get in and we will be having a clothing and food vendor on the premises. To participate, go here.


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