Support the arts this season as you practice the art of thoughtful giving at the annual holiday show at the Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank (16 West Market Street). It features a collection of original works by a variety of regional artists popularly-priced from $25 to $500. Enjoy libations and snacks from 5:00 to 8:30pm while you meet the artists. The event is free to attend and the exhibit continues through January 11. For more information visit www.thearttrust.com.
WCPL-125th-Celebration-Invitation Big birthdays like this don’t come along often, so a fun time is planned to help celebrate the West Chester Public Library’s 125th birthday. WCPL has been a fixture at the corner of North Church and Lafayette for 125 years. During that time the library has weathered economic ups and downs, an influenza epidemic, two world wars, a bevvy of librarians and hosts of library patrons young and old. We want to celebrate this legacy and the library’s future in our community.
The gala celebration will take place this Saturday, November 9th from 6:30–10:30pm at the Chester County Historical Society. The event includes a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. For more information click the flyer to the right or visit http://www.wcpubliclibrary.org.
Escape from your daily grind to the scenic wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail. A $12 passport will get you a standard tasting at your choice of the four wineries where you’ll find the infamous grape-stomping events, picnicking, live music, hayrides, BBQs, tours, and opportunities to learn about these amazing local wineries! You’ll also receive a commemorative Brandywine Valley Wine Trail Anniversary glass. Bring your glass with you when you visit your tastings. Click here to learn more or visit www.bvwinetrail.com.
The 73rd annual Chester County Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5. The event offers a look inside dozens of houses in the county. This year the tour focuses on the northwest quadrant of the county.
Preview the homes on this year’s Chester County Day Tour with a slide show presented by the West Chester Public Library. The event begins at 7:00pm on Monday, September 30th, at West Chester Borough Hall, 401 E Gay St, West Chester. The event is free to attend. For more information on the event visit www.cchosp.com or click here.
Don’t miss the Pennsylvania Fireman’s Parade this Saturday, September 28, 2013. The event will include over 300 fire engines, antiques, bands, floats, and numerous marching units are participating in the milestone celebration of 175 years of volunteer service to the community of West Chester and Pennsylvania. Hosted by Fame Fire Company No. 3 of West Chester PA, this celebration is a four-day affair that will run from Wednesday through Saturday. The Parade begins at noon on Saturday. More details are available over at Fame Fire Company website. Also, see more parade information for parking.
The annual Barclay Friends’ Festival of Gardens is a West Chester garden tour held each September that features the private gardens of the residents of West Chester Borough. During the tour, local artists can be found working in many of the gardens, and following the tour there is a plant sale at Barclay Friends. The Festival of Gardens benefits the horticultural programming at Barclay Friends and is supported by members of the West Chester community who help plan and host the annual event in different sections of the borough each year.
This year’s 9th Annual Festival of Gardens Tour will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event will feature 12+ private gardens in the Southwest area of the borough of West Chester. Please visit http://bf.kendal.org or click here to purchase tickets. Tickets are priced at $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour. For questions or concerns, please contact the Development Office at 610-918-3433.
Take a look at the video below explaining where and how to park in Downtown West Chester, PA. This is a useful and helpful guide to parking in the Borough.
For more info, please visit, http://www.downtownwestchester.com
Despite the heavy rain, the Gallery Walk will still be taking place tonight from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in Downtown West Chester. Enjoy art openings and special events throughout downtown including Classic Towns Photo Contest winners and Vintage Garage Sale at Chestnut Street Garage. For more information on the event check out the flyer below or visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
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Be a part of the action by volunteering at the 2013 Brandywine Food and Wine Festival! The festival will take place on Saturday, June 8, from noon until to 6 p.m. at the Myrick Conservation Center, located in West Chester.
Their are currently several shifts available for volunteers. Both teens and adults are encouraged to join in on the fun festival atmosphere. All volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt and box lunch. Volunteers under 21 will also receive a $25 Wawa gift card. Volunteers over 21 will receive a bracelet for 10 wine tastings (to be provided after your volunteer shift) and a Brandywine Valley Wine Trail passport, good for a free tasting at all member wineries.
Volunteers will assist with things like taking tickets, providing information, checking identification and verifying ages, parking, providing oversight for the silent auction sign-up process, selling bottled water and monitoring trash and recycling for removal.Volunteers will be asked to attend an orientation prior to the start of their shift and will be contacted with their assignment no later than Friday, May 30.
If you are interested in volunteering for the event you can sign up here or visit Brandywine Food and Wine Festival’s official website for more information, www.pawinefestival.com.
Did you know that Mother’s Day is this Sunday? If your looking for a fun event for the whole family to enjoy check out West Chester Railroads Mother’s Day Express. What better way to show your Mom how much you care then getting everyone together for a relaxing 90-minute train ride to Glen Mills and back, on the West Chester Railroad. All Moms ride for a special reduced fare. Train departures are taking place at 12pm and 2pm. For more information visit West Chester Railroads official website, www.westchesterrr.net
- Mom: $5.00
- Adults: $15.00
- Children (ages 2-12): $13.00
- Toddlers ride free!