The 39th annual Unionville High School Art Gala will showcase local celebrated working artists, UHS alumni and current UHS Students along with live music and fabulous food. The Art Gala is a highly regarded event that raises money for educational projects and programs. Thirty percent of all artist sales go to support educational programs and projects at Unionville High School. The Art Gala will begin on Friday, November 7th from 3pm – 9pm and continue Saturday, November 8th from 10 am – 3pm; The much anticipated silent auction begins Friday and ends Saturday at 2pm sharp! For updates and further information make sure to follow the event page on Facebook.
Celebrate the summer solstice this Saturday, June 21, at Penns Woods Winery! Stop by and listen to Sean McGraw from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and eat delicious food from Ka’ Chi from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Flight school will also be playing from 4:30pm – 8:30pm to kick off the first movie night of the summer. Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle and fabulous music all day long! For more information visit Pennswoodsevents.com.
Now in its 10th year, the acclaimed West Chester Film Festival presents an exciting mix of independent short films from both amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. The festival will begin this weekend, on Friday, April 25 and last through Sunday, April 27. Take a look at the short video below for a preview of what to expect and visit www.westchesterfilmfestival.com.
Plan on hosting a party at home this St. Patrick’s Day weekend? If so, head down to Carlino’s Specialty Foods in Downtown West Chester for all your St. Patty’s day eats! Carlino’s is now offering a special selection of fresh imported Irish Cheeses instore and online, see more here. Enjoy cheeses like the Dubliner with Irish Stout, a unique cow’s milk cheese hailing from the capital city of Dublin or the Irish Porter, a cheddar cheese with a full, rich, tangy and chocolaty taste with a pungent finish, simply delicious! For more information visit their website, www.carlinosmarket.com.
The West Chester Bartenders’ Ball is a charity gala that feels more like a party! Held this Sunday, January 26th from 7pm-12am at the Chester County Historical Society, attendees will be treated to a five-hour premium open bar and food service plus live music by some of the area’s premier entertainers. Tickets can be purchased in advance at WCBartendersBall.com for $50, or at the door on the night of the event for $60. Participants must be at least 21 to attend. Beneficiaries include the West Chester Fire Department, West Chester Food Cupboard, YMCA P.A.L. and the Chester County Hero Fund.
Looking to enjoy a great brunch this weekend? Well, you are in luck because Chester County has a number of amazing choices. Below our a couple of our favorite spots around the area:
- Head to Iron Hill Brewery for dishes like Eggs Benedict, Blue Crab Omelet and Breakfast Pizza. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Take a drive out through the rolling hills of Chester County to The Whip Tavern and try their Breakfast Bubble and Squeak, Cardamon Infused French Toast or Creamed Chipped Beef. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Head to the charming gem, Catherine’s Restaurant located in the heart of Unionville. The restaurant exudes a warm and welcoming ambiance along with a superb New American menu. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit www.catherinesrestaurant.com.
Need a break from football Sunday? Head downtown this Sunday from noon to 5pm for a much needed Sunday off! Various stores will be having specials, including $20 blowouts at Balance Salon, and 10% off your bill between noon and 3 pm at Roots Cafe. Stop by Tish Boutique for a 20% off store-wide sale, as well as free chair massages from Optimal Massage. Show your receipt from any participating location and receive gift with purchase at Tish. For more information on the event visit www.figwestchester.com or click here.
Downtown West Chester | Photo by Matthew Steindl
Looking to plan ahead for the upcoming month of September? Well, mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss these events happening around the area! For more information visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Swingin’ Summer Thursdays | Thursday, September 5
Come downtown for the last Swingin’ Summer Thursday festival of the season! Enjoy great food, live music, clowns, dancers, and more. Free for the whole family from 6:30-9:30 pm! Rock-n-roll is the theme of this month’s event and Chaos Thompson and Blue Apple Groove will play between High & Matlack Streets.
Wedding Wishes at Tish | Tuesday, September 10
Celebrate with Tish Boutique as owner Ashley Tischler gets married! Join them on Tuesday, September 10 from 11 am to 2 pm for cake, champagne, and big storewide savings. And beginning September 3, Tish will be open 7 days a week!
Run the Vineyards at Penns Woods Winery | Sunday, September 29
Join a fabulous run through the vineyards at Penns Woods Winery this September! Entry includes post-race wine tasting and live music. Shop from local vendors and enjoy local foods after a 10K run through the breathtaking landscape of Southern PA. All previous “Run the Vineyards” have sold out weeks in advance — register now!
On Saturday June 6, 2013 the The Annual Iron Hill Twilight Race Series will be taking place in Downtown West Chester. West Chester transforms into a colorful street festival full of fun with lots of free activities for the entire family. The high point will be the professional bicycle race along with block parties, foot races, and kids games. See the complete list of activities. The event is presented by the Greater Chamber of Commerce of West Chester. Check out the video from last years event below!
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.