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Events Coming This Weekend!

It’s easy to get stuck inside during these cold winter weekends. However, this weekend has some fun and exciting events happening right in Downtown West Chester! So grab a friend and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of a winter weekend in West Chester.

Fondue Friday at The Lincoln Room | February 22, 2013 | 7:00pm 

Enjoy a cheese fondue followed by a rich chocolate dessert fondue in the intimate candlelit setting of The Lincoln Room from 7 to 9 pm. Adding to the atmosphere are the sounds of classical guitarist Malcolm Johnstone. $40 per couple (gratuities not included). BYOB (no corking fee). Call 610-696-2102 for reservations.

La PASION FLAMENCA at WCU | February 24, 2013 | 3:00pm

Under the artistic direction of Carlote Santana, you will experience the passion and drama of La Pasion Flamenca at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Take a journey back to the cultural crossroads of Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco, and enjoy vibrant influences of one of the world’s most dynamic forms of expression. Ticket information at the Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.

OSCAR EXTRAVAGANZA | February 24, 2013 | Milestone Events

The Academy Awards are presented with the flair of Hollywood at the Oscar Extravaganza through the magic of cable TV and a big screen. Come root for your favorite star and movie (that would be Lincoln, of course) while enjoying food, fun, and stylish entertainment.

 

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Olive Branch Offering Valentine’s Day Special

Looking for a romantic evening out on the town this Valentine’s Day?  The tapas style restaurant known as the Olive Branch is offering up some Valentine’s Day specials just for you! Olive Branch has perfected the art of sampling cuisine through small, shared plates and they will be pulling out all the stops on February 14, 15 and 16. For just $55 per person guests can enjoy the menu below. There are five shared courses, live entertainment, plus complimentary wine & champagne all evening! For reservations, call 610-431-7141. You can read more about the special offering by visiting www.westchesterdish.com or by clicking here.

1st Course: Soup 

Seafood Bisque

French Onion

2nd Course: Salad

Tossed Savoy Spinach
Mandarins, Bacon, Mushroom, Candied Walnuts, Red Onion. Creamy Vidalia Onion Dressing

Poached Pear Salad
Field Greens, Shredded Carrots, Gorgonzola, & Toasted Almonds.  Orange Vinaigrette

Caesar Salad
Heart of Romaine with Fresh Baked Croutons & Roasted Garlic Caesar Dressing

3rd Course: Beginning 

Thai Shrimp Skewers
Thai Chili Glazed Shrimp over Brown Rice

Mediterranean Flatbread
Roasted Garlic, Kalamata Olives, Red Onion, Grape Tomato. Topped with Melted Feta Cheese

Lump Crabmeat & Artichoke Crostini
Lump Crab & Marinated Artichoke topped with Asiago Cheese on Toasted French Baguette

4th Course: Tapas 
“Made for you and your Sweetheart to Share”

Beef Wellington
Filet Mignon, Mushroom Duxelle. Wrapped in Puff Pastry

Red Snapper
Mango Salsa, Vanilla Scallion, Pineapple Rice

Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Napoleon
Layered with Zucchini, Squash, and Tomato
Topped with Marinara and Fresh Mozzarella

Dijon Encrusted Lamb
Pureed with White Bean Spinach

Atlantic Salmon
Topped with Crabmeat in Lemon Caper Sauce

Stuffed Chicken Breast
Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Fontina Cheese, & Artichokes

Homemade Vegetable Lasagna
Roasted Cauliflower, Bechamel, Ricotta

5th Course: Couples Dessert
Chef’s Choice

 

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Oscar Extravaganza in Downtown W.C.

Come root for your favorite star and movie while enjoying food, fun, and stylish entertainment on February 24th! This year, there’s excitement building around the distinct possibility that the movie Lincoln, based on West Chester’s favorite son, will sweep the Oscars with multiple awards and Lincoln himself (in the guise of Daniel Day-Lewis) will win the big one.

You can reserve your spot at the Oscar Extravaganza in Downtown West Chester now by visiting the Chester County Community Foundation website. All proceeds from the event will benefit local charities. The Oscar Extravaganza event in West Chester is sure to be a great time! Below is what the night will feature, hope to see you there!

  • Red Carpet arrivals (begin at 7 p.m.)
  • The 85th Academy Awards Oscar® Telecast (begins 8:30 p.m.)
  • Valet Parking
  • Food Stations & Oscar Specialty Drinks
  • Photos Taken on the Red Carpet by Our Own Paparazzi
  • Tour Civil War & Oscar Exhibits in Your Ford Theatre Finery or Oscar Glamour
  • West Chester Lincoln Oscars will be Awarded for Best Lincoln Costume, Best Glamour Glitz, Best Pajamas
  • Lincoln Bingo
  • Oscar Trivia Contest
  • Prizes

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Local events happening this weekend!

With Winter Storm Nemo on the way, you can stay warm with some of the great indoor events happening this weekend in Downtown West Chester!

Papyrus Exhibit Opening Reception

  • When: Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where:The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank 16 W Market St, West Chester
  • Why Go: The public is invited to this Artists’ Reception on Friday night. Six artists find expression in this ancient medium, reflecting their unique visions. Whether sculptural in form or as an element of a complex composition, paper as a medium unites the art in this exhibit.  Refreshments served.
  • Cost: Free

Conference: ADHD and the Brain – Unlocking Potential

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where:WCU Sykes Student Union, 113 W Rosedale Ave, West Chester
  • Why Go: Chester County/Main Line CHADD Presents a half day conference “ADHD and the Brain – Unlocking Potential.” Presentations by authors and experts on ADHD through the Lifespan, Executive Function, and ADHD Stress and Social Connections. Includes a special program for high school and college students and their parents.  “College Success for Students with ADHD”
  • Cost: $30.00 single admission/$50 double admission

Annual Feast of Decadent Chocolate

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Unitarian Congregation of West Chester, 501 S High St
  • Why Go: The Unitarian Congregation of West Chester will have its Annual Feast of Decadent Chocolate after each service on Sunday. Start by joining us for services at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.  Then enjoy the “Feast,” which is a special potluck chocolate social hour.  All are welcomed.  Go to www.ucwc.org for more information.
  • Cost: Free

“An Unfailing Legacy: Lincoln University”

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Milestone Events 600 E Market St, West Chester
  • Why Go:  Chester County Chapter of the Lincoln University Alumni Association will host a book signing of the recently published, “An Unfailing Legacy: Lincoln University.” Copies of the book may be pre-ordered online.
  • Cost: Free

Barbone Street Jazz Band

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10 from 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Where: First Presbyterian Church 130 W Miner St, West Chester
  • Why Go: Come celebrate Mardi Gras with the 6 member Barbone Street Jazz Band. Fellowship Hall at the Church will be set up with tables and chairs. Light refreshments available (non-alcoholic) The music, New Orleans Jazz and Swing, starts at 4 PM and ends at 6 PM. Family friendly.
  • Cost: Free will offering

H.M.S. Pinafore 

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 10
  • Where: Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, West Chester University
  • Why Go: The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County presents H.M.S. Pinafore.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.  
  • Cost: Adult $23, Senior $19, Youth $10

Valentine Craft and Tea Party

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Municipal Building, 401 E Gay Street, West Chester
  • Why Go: Kids ages 4 -6 are invited to create Valentine hats and crowns and a beaded heart decoration, followed by a mini tea party with refreshments and face painting. 
  • Cost: $15

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Winter Storm Expected To Hit Chester County

A large winter storm is expected to hit the Philadelphia area and most of the northeastern United States Screen Shot 2013-02-07 at 11.51.36 AMThursday through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. As much as 2 to 4 inches of snow is in the forecast for Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, mixed with some rain. Slightly less is expected in most of Chester and Delaware counties.

In general, the storm’s effects are expected to be more severe farther up the coast, with one to two feet predicted in parts of New England. Weather.com tracks the expected effects day by day from what The Weather Channel has christened Winter Storm Nemo. For more information stay tuned to www.weather.com and keep checking for up to date information, delays, and cancellations from around the area.

 

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Events Happening This February Weekend

There are a ton of events happening around the West Chester area this weekend. Instead of sitting inside all weekend waiting for the Super Bowl, get out and enjoy the first weekend of February in style!

Winter Series Race

When: Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:10 a.m.
Where:Athlete’s Closet 11 N. 5 Points Rd. West Chester
When: Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:10 a.m.
Where:Athlete’s Closet 11 N. 5 Points Rd. West Chester
Why Go: This is the third race in the series of four. Free kid’s run at 9:10 AM and the kids will receive ribbons. Races go through the local neighborhood.
Cost: Kids free, Day of Race Adult: $20 with t-shirt and $15 without

Souperbowl 2013

When: Friday, Feb. 1 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Good Will Fire Company 552 E Union St, West Chester
Why Go: Come taste the best soups and breads made by local chefs competing for the People’s Choice Award by category. Watch the viral Ads played during past Super Bowls. Proceeds will benefit the Chester County Food Bank. Westtown Goshen Rotary is sponsoring the event.
Cost: $50

Spoil Yourself Saturday

When: Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Waterloo Gardens, 200 N Whitford Rd, Exton
Why Go: Spoil yourself at Waterloo Gardens this Saturday and enjoy samples, raffles and more.
Cost: Free

First Friday

When: Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m.
Where: Downtown West Chester
Why Go: Come downtown and see what new and what’s cool for the New Year. Stores open late offering specials and refreshments. For more information, please visit their website.
Cost: Free

The Winter’s Tale

When: Runs from January 31 – March 3
Where: People’s Light and Theatre Company
Why Go: Enjoy this tale of kings and queens, revenge and betrayal, spanning countries, seasons, decades, and generations. Inspired by the ancient pagan festivals, Winter’s Tale will be a viscerally-dynamic event featuring live music and acrobatics. Arrive a half hour early and enjoy warm cider, music and dance.
Cost: $25 – $45

Malvern Retreat House’s ArtShow 2013

When: Wednesday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. , 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun. Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.)
Where: Malvern Retreat House 315 S Warren Ave, Malvern
Why Go: ArtShow2013 is the showcase and sale of over 100 professional artists’ work including paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and glass. ArtShow2013 also includes a Friday Night Social and Artist Demonstrations. For more detailed information about these events, please visit the event listing!
Cost: Free

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Local Events Coming in February

Mark your calendar for the local events coming up in February! Offering something fun for everyone, whether it be a performance at West Chester University or an old fashion Oscar Extravaganza. You don’t want to miss out on all these spectacular events coming next month!

  • H.M.S. PINAFORE at WCU | February 7-10, 2013

Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera about a captain’s daughter who falls in love with a common sailor performs at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre at West Chester University. Directed by Julie C. May with music direction by Florrie Marks. Ticket information at theGilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County.

  • La PASION FLAMENCA at WCU | February 24, 2013 | 3:00pm

Under the artistic direction of Carlote Santana, you will experience the passion and drama of La Pasion Flamenca at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Take a journey back to the cultural crossroads of Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco, and enjoy vibrant influences of one of the world’s most dynamic forms of expression. Ticket information at the Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.

  • OSCAR EXTRAVAGANZA | February 24, 2013 | Milestone Events

The Academy Awards are presented with the flair of Hollywood at the Oscar Extravaganza through the magic of cable TV and a big screen. Come root for your favorite star and movie (that would be Lincoln, of course) while enjoying food, fun, and stylish entertainment.

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