Around Town Oct. 17

The Masters of Soul rolls into West Chester University to give audiences a stroll down memory lane. Part of the WCU Live! performing arts series, now in its 25th season, Masters of Soul performs this Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m., in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester. Enjoy hits from Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, James Brown and many more. Tickets range from $15-$27 and are available at or 610-436-2266.

The Chadds Ford Township Road Cleanup and Recycling Day is this Saturday, Oct. 19 beginning 8 a.m. at the municipal building. Cleanup volunteers meet at 8, while the recycling begins at 9 and runs until noon. Recycling costs are $30 per flat screen or tube TV or computer monitor, $100 per console or projection TV, and $10 per microwave, air conditioner or dehumidifier. Fees are payable by check only. Checks should be made out to Chadds Ford Township.

High school students and their parents will be able to window shop for their post-secondary schools at the Exton Square Mall on Monday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., when representatives from more than 230 colleges nationwide gather for the 2019 Chester County College Fair. Attendees will be able to travel from coast to coast in a matter of hours as they visit college and university booths from Pennsylvania to California. Also, this year, colleges and universities that offer programs for students with special needs invite students and their parents to attend a Transitioning Beyond High School session from 5 to 6 p.m. More information regarding the college fair, including an up-to-date list of participating schools, can be found on the CCIU’s web site at

The Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware County Workforce Development Board will host its annual High School Career Awareness Fair at the Delaware County Community College from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 23. The event will be at the STEM building at 901 S. Media Line Rd., Media.

Learn to paint florals with Randall Graham at the Chester County Art Association on Oct.26 and 27.

Randall Graham will conduct a two-day workshop on painting florals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.,. on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Chester County Art Association. Since flowers and plants tend to move from day-to-day and even hour-to-hour, the students will draw and paint directly on the canvas with the brush only. The cost is $120, but $100 for Chester County Art Association members. Go here to register.

Bianco Family Chiropractic will host Dinner with the Doc at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The topic for discussion is treating allergies with chiropractic care. Phone 484-840-9100 for more information or to reserve your place. Seating is limited.

Singer Joel Katz will perform at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center on Nov. 2. Also performing will be the group Quiet Storm.

Joel Katz & The Dynamics return to Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. with an all-new show. This production will feature 1960’s pop and soul music with a full band. The opening act, the impeccable a cappella group Quiet Storm, is also an Uptown! favorite. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is conveniently located near parking, shopping and restaurants at 226 North High Street, West Chester. Tickets may be purchased at, at the box office or call 610.356.ARTS(2787).

The November training sessions for Paws for People will be Thursdays Nov. 7 and 21. Both sessions are required. The first session is orientation and the second is training. Both sessions are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Friends Home in Kennett Square, 147 W. State Street. To register, phone 302-351-5622 or visit

The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County will hold its 2019 Night of Hope Gala 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester. CVC will be awarding two annual awards during the program. To purchase tickets to this year’s event, please visit Tickets are $75 per person or $560/ table of eight. This event sold out last year so guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible due to limited seating.

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy was inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success on Thursday, Oct. 10. In its 22nd year, the Gallery of Success celebrates outstanding professional achievement. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a law degree at Temple.

The Heather Pierson Trio performs at The Friends Folk Club on Friday, Nov. 1.

The Heather Pierson Trio will be appearing at The Friends Folk Club on Friday, Nov. 1. at 7:30 pm. At St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 116 Lancaster Pike in Oxford. For more information call: 610-869-8076. Tickets are $15. Children 12 and under are free. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert will start at 7:30 pm. The Cajun Culture Food Truck will be on-site at 5:30 pm for food to purchase. Enjoy good food, good music, and the parking is free. For more information please call 610-869-8076.



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