Community Calendar

Sep
25
Sat
Ponds Edge Community Yard Sale @ Ponds Edge Community Yard Sale
Sep 25 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ponds Edge Community Yard Sale.

Sporting equipment, adult and children clothing, electronics, paintings, furniture, household goods, vintage Blu Ray and Rock CD collection,  lighting fixtures, shop tools, first edition books, collectibles, toys

Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Sep 25 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Sep
26
Sun
Downingtown FallFest
Sep 26 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Eleventh annual Downingtown FallFest will have more than 170 vendors  and expects to attract thousands of visitors

Event takes place September 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 he Eleventh Annual Downingtown FallFest presented by the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Victory Brewing Company and the Borough of Downingtown will be held Sunday, September 26th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

FallFest brings thousands of visitors to the borough in search of great food, crafts, music and the Victory Brewing beer garden.

“This will be one of our best FallFests, with more than 170 vendors registered to participate. Again this year, our vendor layout will utilize both Green Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. This layout, while great for vendors and guests alike, showcases both the open-space and retail aspects that make Downingtown such a great place to live and work,” said Patti McComsey, president of the chamber. About 5,000 to 7,000 visitors are expected to attend.

Food vendors will include Downingtown’s Victory Brewing along with Southbound BBQ, the Nacho Depot, Foltz’s Food Truck, Race to Taste Curbside Grill, Holy Smoked Meats, 22 BBQ, Mid-Atlantic Foods and more.  Desserts will be served by Dia Doce, Kona Ice, Rita’s and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Bands will be playing in the Victory Beer Garden.

“FallFest would not be possible without the Chamber Board of Directors and our FallFest Committee, who put in countless hours to make this annual festival a great success,” said Steve Plaugher, executive director at the chamber. “Our sponsors really stepped up this year to help us bring an excellent event to the community.”

The sponsors are: Platinum - Colonial Hyundai of Downingtown and Rothman Orthopaedics.  Gold Sponsor – Miller’s Insurance Agency.  Bronze Sponsors - The DiMatteo Agency, Henry J. Thomas VFW Post 845, DiBiase Heating & Cooling, and TruMark Financial.

The Chamber’s annual sponsors are:  Brandywine Hospital/Tower Health, Franklin Mint FCU, Citadel, The Wright Agency, Valocchi & Fischer, and Jeff D’Ambrosio – Destination Downingtown.

Additional information and a complete list of vendors, sponsors and parking locations can be found at www.downingtownfallfest.com. For questions, contact Plaugher at the Chamber of Commerce office at 610-269-1523 or email splaugher@dtrcc.com.

 

Sep
28
Tue
Fine Art Auction
Sep 28 @ 10:00 AM

Tuesday, September 28, 10 AM

PREVIEW POLICY

We welcome you back for open previews on Friday, September 24th and Monday, September 27th from 10 AM - 4 PM

Pick-ups remain by appointment only

 

View Catalog

 

William Bunch Auctions

1 Hillman Drive

Chadds Ford, PA 19317

610-558-1800

 

 

 

 

Oct
1
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Oct 1 @ 5:00 PM
Oct
2
Sat
Concord Crossing Yard Sale
Oct 2 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Concord Crossing Homeowners Association is holding a yard sale at Concord Crossing — Naamans Creek and Shavertown roads — on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 3.

“Philadelphia’s Tuskegee Airmen: Rising to the Challenge.” @ American Helicopter Museum & Education Center
Oct 2 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Using artifacts, pictures, and filmed interviews, this exhibit tells the inspiring story of the Tuskegee Airmen, World War II's "Red Tail Angels."

Book & memorabilia signing with members of the Tuskegee Airmen and their families on 10/2 at 12:00 PM.

Exhibit included in museum admission and free for members

Oct
3
Sun
CCAA Market and and hand crafted goods
Oct 3 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Webpage: http://www.ccarts.org/artisans-show/ 

CCArts transforms outdoor field into a marketplace of fine handcrafted gifts & delicious food once a month to support local artists  and food vendors.  

The Center for the Creative Arts launches a monthly outdoor market on Sunday, May 2, 2021 11am-3pm. “It is our hope that this  farmers market meets artisan show will become a community gathering place that nourishes people’s bodies and spirits with food  and art,” says Jennifer Hartz, CCArts Program Director and Market Coordinator. “When Jennifer brought this idea to one of our staff  meetings, I was really excited to support it. We have heard from so many of our working artist colleagues that 2020 and the  beginning of 2021 has been a difficult time since so many shows have been cancelled,” stated Melissa Paolercio CCArts Executive  Director. “Art shows and craft fairs are a huge revenue driver for so many local artists. We knew we wanted to do our part to  support them and what better way to invite our community back to campus then with a socially-distanced outdoor event.”  

“The majority of the vendors are Delaware-based and will be selling handmade fine art and crafts including ceramics, jewelry,  felting, turned wood, painting and more. There will also be food vendors selling baked goods and local honey,” says Hartz. 

Artists include: Stephanie Atkins (Mink’s Signature Foods & Desserts), Elisabeth Bard, Zachary Bloom (Zachary Bloom Jewelry  Designs), Damaris Colon (London Rock Art), Sue Ann Cox (The Fairy Potter), Christina Fabris and Joseph Csoltko (Iris and Callisto’s  Apiary), Pam Horstmann (Painted Threads), Bethann C. Kelleher (BBK Ceramics), Becki Mott-Lynn (Flossie’s Umbrella), Stephanie  Przybylek (Creative Animal), Valerie Walton (Val Walton Art), Abe & Bonnie Warren (Handcrafted by Abraham Warren), Patricia  Whitman (Links and Pearls). The Center for the Creative Arts (CCARTS) is located at 410 Upper Snuff Mill Row and Rt. 82, Yorklyn, DE.  For more information about CCArts, visit the website at www.ccarts.org, or call the center at 302-239-2434.

CCArts has been offering classes in the fine and performing arts for over 40 years as well as art exhibits, community celebrations and  the popular Yorklyn Live: Open Mic Night. The summer program serves 800 or more children over ten weeks each year and offers  scholarships to children in need. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state  agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on  www.DelawareScene.com  

Oct
5
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Oct 5 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Oct
7
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Oct 7 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.

Oct
8
Fri
Wool Painting @ Rockdale Art Center
Oct 8 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Wool Painting

Create a unique handmade work of art in this workshop for adults.

In-person, limited seating, mask-wearing, and hand sanitizing encouraged

Discover the artist within through the process of painting with wool.  Choose from several wool paintings and receive step-by-step instruction in creating your own beautiful wool painting. Working with wool is a meditative process with therapeutic effects where small motor skills exercise, calm down, and relax the nervous system. Artist Maryia G, of Mara Effects, leads you in all steps and helps you finish this colorful artwork so it's framed and ready to hang at the end of the class. Please choose from our selections and you can tell us which flower you want to create in the comments when you register.

Oct
9
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – at Brandywine ACE
Oct 9 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Rockdale Arts District Open House @ Rockdale Art District
Oct 9 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Visit artists working in their studios and purchase fine art at Heron Crest Studios and 2 New Road Road. Enjoy fun family activities at Rockdale Art Center and Rockdale Music.

Learn more about participating organizations and locations at rockdaleartsdistrict.com

Oct
16
Sat
Philadelphia Area Autism Speaks Walk 2021 @ Citizens Bank Park
Oct 16 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

On October 16, 2021, the Philadelphia area Autism Speaks Walk is back, and better than ever!

 

In addition to coming together in person to help create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential, the Walk will retain the fun, remote-participation options introduced last year. Your safety is our priority — and no matter how you choose to participate, your support will be recognized and celebrated. Our community is stronger together, and we can’t wait to celebrate one another and the amazing impact we are making together for people with autism and their families. Whether near or far, let’s rally together on Walk day!

 

Join us on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. Register here: ACT.AutismSpeaks.org/Philadelphia

 

Schedule:

 

8:30 am – Registration opens

10:00 am – Opening Ceremony

10:15 am – Walk begins

Noon – Event concludes

Fun & Games on Horseback
Oct 16 @ 10:00 AM
Learn what it takes to be a beekeeper @ New Leaf Sensory Garden
Oct 16 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn what it takes to be a beekeeper at an event about keeping bees do's and don'ts on Saturday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at New Leaf Sensory Garden, 776 Rosedale Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. The event is hosted by The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Brandywine Bee Company.

All ages will see a live hive in person, up-close but safely! Learn about bee colonies, different bee types in the colony, bee life, and what it takes to be a beekeeper. Bring your bee questions. Protective gear will be provided.

The cost is $5 for The Land Conservancy and Chester County Bee Association members or $10 for non-members.

Register at https://www.tlcforscc.org/events.

For additional information, contact Kathryn Pearlstine Freilich at kathryn@tlcforscc.org.

In its 26th year, The Land Conservancy continues to be passionate about the perpetual preservation and stewardship of open space, natural resources, historic sites, and working agricultural lands throughout Southern Chester County. Proceeds from programs like this help fund land acquisitions and stewardship projects and our efforts to protect the natural beauty of Southern Chester County. Donations of support also help TLC do what it does best – preserve land for future generations!

Oct
22
Fri
Meditative Mandalas @ Rockdale Art Center
Oct 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Rockdale Art Studio Presents Meditative Mandalas.  Choose to join this in-person, monthly class. Local artist Erika Matyok will lead you in creating a mandala on paper using a meditative process. Receive guidance through the drawing process, but also incorporate relaxation and meditative aspects into your artwork. Choose from different sizes and color papers, or choose to make note cards.  Using a variety of artist pens, markers, and colored pencils. All supplies are included. A wonderful way to relax and get creative!

 

Mandala drawing

Oct
23
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Oct 23 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Nov
2
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Nov 2 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Nov
4
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 4 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.

Nov
5
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Nov 5 @ 5:00 PM
Nov
13
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – at Brandywine ACE
Nov 13 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Oxford Art Alliance Color Run
Nov 13 @ 10:00 AM

Join the Oxford Arts Alliance for a colorful morning of fun on the run! The Oxford Arts Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that strives to cultivate community through the arts! We understand the link between the creative mind and a healthy body. What better way to promote the arts and healthy living than through a family fun run with a splash of color? Our Color Run is a heart-healthy fundraiser for all ages and abilities. All proceeds support our programming which includes an emerging artist gallery and private music and art lessons of 150+ students weekly!

The Color Run will take place on the property of Vicki and Wilson King, of Outback Trading Company, at 1140 Chrome Road, Oxford PA, 19363 on Saturday, November 13th, 2021. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the run will start at 10:00 am, rain or shine. This event will be untimed, encouraging people of all abilities to participate. Runners and walkers can traverse the course at their leisure under a shower of vibrant environmentally friendly and non-toxic color from our volunteer-based color stations throughout the course! Our course will have three loops, allowing runners to loop three times while walkers can loop once to enjoy the color stations.

The fee for registration is $35 for adults, $20 for students (under 18 years old), and free for children under 4 years old. To register, visit www.oxfordart.org/color-run. For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, contact Caitlin Daugherty at art@oxfordart.org or call 610-467-0301. We welcome individuals, families, and groups to participate!

About the Oxford Arts Alliance
The Oxford Arts Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization providing leadership and advocacy for the arts
and culture. It seeks to provide a collaborative platform to allow arts and culture to flourish in our community for all
people regardless of differences in ethnic origin, education, economic level, age, or disability. Arts and culture elevate
people and stimulate increased economic development leading to a sense of community and thus well-being among all
residents. For more information visit www.oxfordart.org or call 610-467-0301.

Heron Crest Studios Art Along the Creek @ Heron Crest Studio
Nov 13 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fine Art Show and Sale.  Over thirty fine artists exhibiting and selling art from a variety of media.

Nov
14
Sun
Heron Crest Studios Art Along the Creek @ Heron Crest Studio
Nov 14 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fine Art Show and Sale.  Over thirty fine artists exhibiting and selling art from a variety of media.

Nov
19
Fri
Meditative Mandalas @ Rockdale Art Center
Nov 19 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Rockdale Art Studio Presents Meditative Mandalas.  Choose to join this in-person, monthly class. Local artist Erika Matyok will lead you in creating a mandala on paper using a meditative process. Receive guidance through the drawing process, but also incorporate relaxation and meditative aspects into your artwork. Choose from different sizes and color papers, or choose to make note cards.  Using a variety of artist pens, markers, and colored pencils. All supplies are included. A wonderful way to relax and get creative!

 

Mandala drawing

Nov
20
Sat
Heron Crest Studios Art Along the Creek @ Heron Crest Studio
Nov 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fine Art Show and Sale.  Over thirty fine artists exhibiting and selling art from a variety of media.

Nov
21
Sun
Heron Crest Studios Art Along the Creek @ Heron Crest Studio
Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fine Art Show and Sale.  Over thirty fine artists exhibiting and selling art from a variety of media.

Nov
27
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Nov 27 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Dec
2
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 2 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.