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Calendar of Events

11/12/2014 11:17AM ● Published by J. Chambless

Ongoing

Kennett Flash schedule

The Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square) hosts regional and national artists. Tickets are available in advance at www.kennettflash.org, or at the door. Snacks and beverages are sold, or guests can BYOB. The schedule includes: Better Than Bacon improv comedy troupe (Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $10); blues keyboardist Johnny Neel (Nov. 14, 8 p.m., $16); the Melton Brothers Band with the Reminders (Nov. 15, 8 p.m., $16); open mic night hosted by Sam Kwietniak (Nov. 16, 7 p.m., $4); Mason Porter with New Sweden (Nov. 21, 8 p.m., $16); bluegrass and traditional music with Orpheus Supertones (Nov. 22, 8 p.m., $20); One Alternative (Nov. 23, 4 p.m., $15).

Through Dec. 17
Ballroom dancing
The Kennett Area Senior Center (427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square) sponsors ballroom dancing classes for beginners of all ages on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. There will be eight sessions of waltz through Dec. 17 (no class on Nov. 26). The cost is $150 per couple, or $80 for singles, with full payment required at the first class. Call 610-444-4819 to register.

Nov. 13

Meet with London Grove officials

Perkins Restaurant (954 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale) will be the site of "Coffee and Budget with London Grove Township" on Nov. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. The township manager and finance director invite the public to a roundtable discussion of ideas for the 2015 budget. For more information, call Natasha Nau at 610-345-0100, or e-mail nnau@londongrove.org. 

Nov. 13 to 15

'Fame' on stage

Avon Grove High School (257 State Rd., West Grove) presents a student production of the show business musical, "Fame," on Nov. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the Nov. 13 show. Tickets for the Nov. 14 and 15 show are $7 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults. For more information, visit www.avongrove.org.

 Nov. 20-23

'Sleeping Beauty Kids'

The Jennersville YMCA Youth Theatre presents the musical "Disney's Sleeping Beauty Kids" from Nov. 20 to 23 at the Chester County Technical College/High School in West Grove. Tickets are $6. Shows are scheduled Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Nov. 22 at noon, 3 and 7 p.m., and Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets for a dinner theater show on Nov. 21 must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. A short version of the show will be performed by younger members of the troupe on Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. and Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5. Tickets are available at the Jennersville YMCA in West Grove, or at the door prior to each performance, excluding the Saturday dinner show. For more information, visit www.ymcabwv.org.

Nov. 20

Qigong for stress relief

Dragon's Way certified instructor Paula Graham, will teach and lead energy movements for relaxation and stress release in free introductory classes held at the Oxford Library. Space is limited so please register in advance through the Oxford Library Calendar of Events at www.oxfordpubliclibrary.org or by calling the Circulation Desk at 610-932-9625.

Nov. 20

Driver safety program

The Kennett Area Senior Center (427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square) sponsors an AARP driver safety program for drivers 50 and older on Nov. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. The course is for those who have previously completed the eight-hour course. The session provides driving safety tips. Participants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premium. Call 610-444-4819 to reserve your seat in the class. 

Nov. 22 to Jan. 4
'Yuletide at Winterthur'

Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Route 52, north of Greenville, Del., presents "Yuletide at Winterthur" from Nov. 22 to Jan. 4. The tours spotlight what the holidays were like for the du Pont family when they lived at Winterthur. Visitors will see the Court, where the du Ponts viewed first-run films during the holiday season, and where movie clips will be shown. The holiday tree celebrates the museum's exhibition of "Costumes of Downton Abbey," and a new display recalls the Staff Sitting Room, where the people who worked behind the scenes were able to relax and entertain their own guests. The grounds will be decorated throughout. Timed tickets are required. Visit www.winterthur.org, or call 800-448-3883.


Nov. 27 to Jan. 11

'A Longwood Christmas'

Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square), hosts the annual "A Longwood Christmas" celebration from Nov. 27 through Jan. 11. The theme this season is birds, so trees will be decorated with nests and birds, there will be bird decorations in the treehouses, a peacock masquerade ball in the Music Room, illuminated fountain displays and half a million lights throughout the gardens. There will be daily concerts and special events. Timed tickets are required. Visit www.longwoodgardens.org.

Nov. 28

Kennett parade

Downtown Kennett Square will be the site of the Holiday Light Parade on Nov. 28 starting at 6:15 p.m. Lighted vehicles will parade through town, along with dance groups and other performers. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors at the conclusion of the parade. Downtown merchants will offer basket raffles, with part of the proceeds benefiting the Kennett Food Cupboard. All shops and restaurants will be open after the parade. For more information, visit www.historickennettsquare.com.

Nov. 28 to Jan. 4

'A Brandywine Christmas'

Paintings and drawings that illustrate the stories of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and other tales of quests and chivalry will be on view during "A Brandywine Christmas" at the Brandywine River Museum of Art (Route1, Chadds Ford) from Nov. 28 through Jan. 4. There will be 35 works by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish and others. The display will include Andrew Wyeth's model medieval castle, made for him in 1927 by his brother, Nathaniel, and painted by their father, N.C. Wyeth. There will also be thousands of handmade "critter" ornaments on evergreens throughout the museum; a landscaped O-gauge model train layout; and holiday shops in the museum courtyard on weekends from Nov. 29 to Dec. 21. Artisans and other vendors will be selling foods and crafts. Visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.

Nov. 29

Christmas craft show
The Union Fire Company and Auxiliary (315 Market St., Oxford) will hold a Christmas craft show on Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be door prizes, a bake table, holiday crafts and decorations. Sandwiches and chicken corn soup will be sold (bring your own container for soup). For a vendor table, call Betty at 610-932-8796.

Nov. 29

Elves Workshop make and take gifts

During Small Business Saturday, while you are out shopping, children can stop by the Oxford Library to make and take a gift item for a loved one for the upcoming holidays. Please bring a canned good or non-perishable item in exchange for the craft. These items will be donated to Neighborhood Services. No registration is necessary to participate. The hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Please visit the website at www.oxfordpubliclibrary.org or call 610-932-9625 for more information.

Dec. 5

Santa visit

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School(290 State Rd., West Grove) welcomes St. Nicholas on Dec. 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. Children ages 6 and younger can visit with St. Nick, share their wish lists, listen to Christmas stories and get a special treat. The event is free, but registration is requested. To register, e-mail Kristen Sullivan at developmentabvm@comcast.net or call 610-869-9576.

Dec. 5 to 7

'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.'

Jennersville YMCA’s Youth Theatre invites the community to their performance of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr." from Dec. 5 to 7 at Penn’s Grove Middle School in Oxford. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. The show opens on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. There are two shows on Dec. 6 at 2 and 7 p.m., and a closing performance at 2 p.m. on Dec. 7. A special tea party will be held on Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m., with light refreshments and a meet-and-greet with characters from the show. Tickets for the tea are $5, or a combination tea party and show ticket may be purchased in advance for $10 each. Tickets are available at the Jennersville YMCA in West Grove. For more information, visit www.ymcabwv.org.

Dec. 9

World War II concert

The New London United Methodist Church (1010 State Rd., New London) will be the site of a musical tribute to the military by the New London Community Choir on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. The choir will present "A 1940s Christmas Homecoming," the story of a soldier going home for the holidays, presented in the style of a USO show. There will be military memorabilia on display, and members of all military branches are invited to wear their uniforms. Admission is free. For more information, call 610-869-8129 or e-mail nlcommunitychoirpa@gmail.com.

 

Dec. 9
Senior Center tea

The Kennett Area Senior Center (427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square) sponsors a tea party on Dec. 9 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. In addition to a variety of fine teas, delicacies are served. The theme is "Berry Christmas." The cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Call 610-444-4819 for reservations.

Dec. 11

Qigong for stress relief

Dragon's Way certified instructor Paula Graham, will teach and lead energy movements for relaxation and stress release in free introductory classes held at the Oxford Library. Space is limited so please register in advance through the Oxford Library Calendar of Events at www.oxfordpubliclibrary.org or by calling the Circulation Desk at 610-932-9625.

Dec. 14

Senior Christmas dinner

The Kennett Area Senior Center (427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square) sponsors an afternoon "Sunday Dinner with Friends" on Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. The theme is "Our Christmas Dinner." Dinner will be from 1 to 2 p.m., with music and dancing with the Dixie Demons from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age. Call 610-444-4819 a week in advance for reservations. 

 

To submit items to the Calendar of Events, e-mail jchambless@chestercounty.com. There is no charge. Not every submission can be included. Items should be submitted at least two weeks before the event.

 


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