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Annual Chester County Antiques Show Announced

This just in from the Chester County Historical Society: 

The Chester County Historical Society is pleased to announce the 31st Annual Chester County Antique Show, which will be held from April 5-7, 2013 at the Phelps School, a new location for the Show. The Phelps School in Malvern is a unique facility which features accessibility, spaciousness, and natural light that will create the perfect setting for the dealers and all of their fine quality offerings.

The event, sponsored once again by PECO, will feature more than 50 exceptional dealers from throughout the country.  The theme of this year’s event is “Architectural Elements in Furniture.” The show attracts over 2,000 visitors and collectors every year. The Preview Party, held on Friday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., provides an early viewing of the event’s beautiful items while enjoying fine fare and meeting the vendors, as well as the Historical Society’s Board of Trustees and other supporters. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the event, call 610-692-4800 or visit  http://chestercohistorical.org/antiquesshow.php



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Local Events Happening This Weekend!

The Athlete’s Closet Winter Run #2

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: The Athlete’s Closet, 11 N. Five Pts. Rd. West Chester
  • Why Go: This is the second in a series of four winter races at The Athlete’s Closet in West Chester.  This 5K is located by the store and features residential roads, rolling hills, wheel measured, turns and miles marked. Walkers of all abilities welcome.  Awards, refreshments, and indoor warm-up.
  • Cost: Race Day – $20 with tee-shirt or $15 no tee-shirt

West Chester Story Slam

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Side Bar & Restaurant
  • Why Go: The West Chester Story Slam is an event where anyone can take the stage and tell a true five-minute story based on the theme of the night – this month the theme is ‘Social Media.’ Stories are told with no notes, no props, and no music and one winner is chosen each month to compete in the November Grand Slam.  If you want to sign up, get there early.  They usually allow 8 – 10 people up to slam.
  • Cost: $8 advance, $10 at door

Artisans Exchange Indoor Food and Farmers Market

  • When: Every Saturday until April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Where: 208 Carter Dr, West Chester
  • Why Go: This is the region’s first indoor market featuring organically produced foods made right on premise. Enjoy browsing through over 25 local food artisans and farmers, interactive tasting sessions, hands-on demonstrations, live music and more!
  • Cost: Free

Join The Continental Army

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. – Noon
  • Where: Valley Forge Park, Visitor Center
  • Why Go:  Children are invited to join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered in by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers would have done. Officers, park rangers dressed in continental uniform, will train the recruits in a full musket drill.  Appropriate for ages 6 – 12.
  • Cost: Free

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Get ready for Runa at WCU

Taking place on January 25th, WCU Live! presents Runa, performing a contemporary and refreshing approach to Celtic music. Performance is 7:30pm at Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre at West Chester University. Adults $20; Seniors/Students $15. Details at WCU Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.

Also coming this January, Fondue Friday at The Lincoln Room! 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). For reservations call 610-696-2102. For more information on these two events check out http://www.downtownwestchester.com or click here.



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