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All are welcome to join a labyrinth walk, "Fresh Start," on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Loving Shepherd (1066 S. New St., West Chester). The multi-faith event is led by the Rev. Dr. Debra sutton and Anne Montgomery Schmid. Call 610-692-8280 or visit www.lovingshepherd.org to confirm the date and time.
'Training Camp' for men
Janes United Methodist Church (213 N. Walnut St., Rising Sun, Md.) will host "Training Camp" on Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The men's event will feature pastor Eric Butler of the True Vine Christian Center, worship leader Brett Rush, and pastor Ted Winsley, the chaplain of the Philadelphia Eagles. The event is free (an offering will be taken). Registration is required, and is limited to 300 men, ages 13 and older. There will be a raffle for Eagles memorabilia and autographed items. Call 410-658-0765 or e-mail TrainingCampMD@gmail.com to register. More information is available on Facebook.
A used clothing and toy sale will be held at Grove United Methodist Church (490 W. Boot Rd., West Chester) on the evening of Sept. 17, and the mornings of Sept. 18 and 19. Donations will be accepted Sept. 14 to 16 for gently used clothing for all ages, toys, children's books, and baby equipment. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call 610 458 3731, or visit www.grovechurch.org.
Nottingham Presbyterian Church in Nottingham is holding its annual family fun day and craft fair on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Herr's Snack Factory parking lot (routes 1 and 272), and is looking for exhibitors. A silent auction will be held to benefit Heart of Hope in West Grove, whose mission is to help families facing the challenges of pediatric heart transplants. A booth space is $20 ($30 for a double). Call Judy Kimble at 302-733-7553 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and and application.
Food tasting benefit
The Second Prebyterian Church in Oxford is sponsoring a food tasting festival on Sept. 20 from 2:30 to 5 p.m., featuring crafts, vendors, a car show and live music. The event, which opens at 1:30 p.m., will be held at the Oxford Area High School cafeteria to benefit community outreach programs of the Second Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door), $10 for ages 4 to 10 ($15 at the door). Call 610-932-9256 for reservations and more information.
'Zumbathon' for charity
Grove United Methodist Church (490 W. Boot Rd., West Chester) and HomeAID for Africa host a "Zumbathon" to raise funds for orphans in Africa on Sept. 27. Beginning at 3 p.m., participants can come for 90 minutes of tag-team Zumba led by a variety of area Zumba instructors. For information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.homeaidforafrica.org.
Ice cream social
Grove United Methodist Church (490 W. Boot Rd., West Chester) hosts a free ice cream social on Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m., open to everyone. There will be children's activities as well. Call 484-459-9260 or visit www.grovechurch.org.
A "Nurturing Parents" workshop will be held at Grove United Methodist Church (490 W. Boot Rd., north of West Chester) each week from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The free classes are open to all parents of young children. Taught by preschool director Melissa Bechtel and education director Patti Klotz, each class uses an interactive approach to learning positive parenting practices and philosophies. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-696-8107. For directions, visit www.grovechurch.org.
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