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Small Business Saturday in Downtown West Chester

Next Saturday, November 30, is Small Business Saturday! The day for our community to support the small businesses owned by our friends and neighbors. Shop Small and turn the day into your Small Business Saturday! Remember, Parking meters are not enforced until 5pm. Take a look at the video below explaining a little more about the importance of Small Business Saturday.

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Pennsylvania Fireman’s Parade this Weekend!

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.


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Sunshine Painting in the Vineyard and Free Lawn Concert

Join Penns Woods Winery this Saturday for a day filled with wine, art, music, and fun! Become Van Gogh for a day with Shelly Gephart of Canvas Mixers. Walk away with your own beautiful “Shine Bright” Canvas. Penns Woods will be hosting tastings, wine by the glass, and wine by the bottle all day! The live concert will begin at 2 pm by the fabulous Brian Murray. Click here to purchase your tickets or visit www.pennswoodsevents.com.

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Breakfast & Historic Walking Tour at the Lincoln Room

This Saturday, June 15th, Come out and celebrate the history of West Chester with a breakfast and historic walking tour presented by the Lincoln Room. There is a preset breakfest menu followed by a guided walking tour which explores the history of West Chester dating back from 1713. It will cost $20 per person with breakfast at 8:00am and the walking tour at 9:30am. For more information on the event click here or visit www.lincolnroomwestchester.com.


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West Chester UPS Store Holds Free Shredding Event

With tax season now, or should I say almost, behind us, the UPS Store in West Chester is offering residents an opportunity to shred every last trace of the stressful time. (Check the IRS list on how long you should keep documents.)

The event will be held on Saturday at the UPS store located, 929 South High Street location. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Iron Mountain, a local information management and document shredding firm, will be at the store to perform an on-site shredding of all the sensitive documents that pile up fast and can be maddeningly difficult to destroy. At the weekend event, the first 25 pounds of documents will be shredded free of charge, and anything over and above for just 35 cents a pound. Start gathering your documents now!



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Artisan Exchange Indoor Market

Visit the region’s only true indoor market with your favorite local artisans and farmers.  The market, presented by Artisan Exchange, will run through April 27th, 2013 each Saturday from 10 am-2 pm at Suite 13B at the Matlack Industrial Park in West Chester, PA.  The Matlack Industrial park is located on Carter Drive, which is right off Matlack Street, just ½ mile north of Rt 202.

The market will feature an amazing array of locally produced items ranging from coffee, to chocolates, to pasta, to small batch gelato some products are produced right on premise! The Artisan Exchange also offers a constantly evolving schedule of tasting classes, live music, and “how to” seminars rounding out the offerings to make this market one you’ll want to visit every week! Visit www.artisanexchangewcpa.com for discounts and promotions that are running at the market each week.  For more information check out this awesome article produced by http://www.figwestchester.com by clicking here.

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Weekend Events

“Snow Day Spirit” West Chester | By John Hannafin

Looking to get out of the house this weekend? Well, check out some of these local events happening around the West Chester area:

Murder Mystery Theater: Lucy, I’m Dead

  • When: Saturday, Feb 16 at 6 pm
  • Where: Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester501 S High St, West Chester
  • Why Go: Unitarian Congregation of West Chester presents“Lucy, I’m Dead.” Tickets include wine, hors d’oeuvres, finger food, chocolate desserts and the show, performed by Without a Cue Productions. (Adult content 15 years or older.) This event is opened to the public but seating is limited. You must reserve your seat by e-mailing Marie Steel at music@ucwc.org or call the office at 610-692-5966. Cash or check will be accepted at the door. Go to www.ucwc.org for general information.
  • Cost: $35

Play4Kay – Pink Basketball Games

  • When: Saturday, Feb 16 at 1 pm
  • Where:West Chester University 700 S High St, West Chester,
  • Why Go:The PINK ZONE is now called Play for Kay. This is a national event. Women play at 1 pm and Men at 3 pm. Join in the fight against breast cancer and support the WCU basketball teams.
  • Cost: $6 for adults and $4 for youth

Family Day at CCHS

  • When: Monday, Feb 18 from 10 am – 1 pm
  • Where:Chester County Historical Society
  • Why Go: Enjoy old-fashioned family fun with crafts, toys, dress up and story telling. At 11am, meet children’s author Jen Bryant, author of A Splash of Red, The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. All museum exhibits and The History Lab will be open.  Call 610-692-4800 for details.
  • Cost: $10.00 per family.

Backyard Bird Count

  • When: Saturday, Feb 16 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Where:Great Valley Nature Center State Rd & Hollow Rd, Phoenixville
  • Why Go:Come to GVNC to participate in a real Bird Count..we will teach you how!  We’ll start with the basics of bird identification, go on a bird walk, and then we’ll enter the info in the GVVC data base.
  • Cost: Free

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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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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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More Events Happening Around West Chester

Yesterday, we posted some events happening over the weekend around West Chester. Below are some additional events happening around the area for this January weekend. Just a reminder to drive carefully in the snow that is predicted for our area this weekend. For more information on the events click here.

Early Education Fair & Sitter Speed Dating

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Assumption Preschool and Kindergarden, 135 Fairfield Lane,Wayne
  • Why Go: Main Line Parent will showcase preschool and kindergarten programs, camps, and educational enrichment programs for children under 6. Meet other families and find a babysitter or nanny in a speed session at 2 p.m.  For more information, please visit their website.

   Early Education Fair & Sitter Speed Dating

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Main Line Reform Temple 410 Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood
  • Why Go: Same event as Saturday, only different location and different schools.  Main Line Parent will showcase preschool and kindergarten programs, camps, and educational enrichment programs for children under 6 in a family fun day in Wynnewood. Meet other families and find a babysitter or nanny in a speed session at 2 p.m.  For more information, please see the event listing.

Teens Speak

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 27 from 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Lower Merion High School
  • Why Go: This event gives all our community an opportunity to see stress and success through the eyes of students.  Teens Speak is presented by the Youth Advisory Council for the Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth.  The YAC is made up of students from the following schools:  Baldwin, Agnes Irwin, Haverford, Barrack Academy, Friends’ Central, Lower Merion High School, Harriton High School and Shipley.
  • Cost: Free

West Chester Bartender’s Ball

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 27 from 7 p.m. – Midnight
  • Where: Chester County Historical Society
  • Why Go: Enjoy a night of open bar, catered food, live music and more – all benefitting local charities.
  • Cost:$50

Owl Night

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. 
  • Where:  YMCA 1416 Berwyn Paoli Rd, Berwyn
  • Why Go: Families are invited to join us for a night of owls at Upper Main Line YMCA! Elmwood Park Zoo will present their live owl and raptor show in the gymnasium. Our staff naturalists will demonstrate owl pellet dissections and then lead a night owl prowl from our Nature Center throughout the YMCA’s Cassatt Preserve in search of some of our local owls. Dress for the outdoors and bring a flashlight! FREE event to the community.
  • Cost: Free

Special Kids Camp Expo

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Valley Forge Educational Services 1777 N Valley Rd, Malvern
  • Why Go: Members of the community are invited to come learn about regional summer programs and camps that support youth who learn differently. Year-round programming and community resources will also be represented.  For more information contact Holly Zipperer, Director of Summer Programs & Ancillary Services at: 610-296-6725 x115 or hozipperer@vfes.net. Snow date: February 2.
  • Cost: Free


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