What To Do: Cirque Zuma Zuma comes to W. Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cirque Zuma Zuma Even long-time circus fans who have attended many, many circus performances have still probably never seen anything like Cirque Zuma Zuma. The show is frequently described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. Area fans will have the opportunity to catch a live show by the unique entertainment act when WCU Live! presents Cirque Zuma Zuma on...

CYI now accepting applications for 2017 ServiceCorps

Also seeking local businesses to mentor students Earl Johnson, Chief of Voluntary Service at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with 2016 program participants COATESVILLE -Applications are now open for the Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI) 2017 ServiceCorps; a highly selective, rigorous (and very fun) summer leadership program available to residents aged 14 to 18 who reside in the Coatesville Area...

What To Do: One word: chocolate!

Kennett Chocolate Festival is sweet treat before Valentine’s By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Chocolate takes center stage at the annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival. Once the Christmas holidays are over, the dog days of winter start to set in. A holiday is always a good way to break up the doldrums of a grey winter and Valentine’s Day is always equal to the task. Valentine’s...

Youth Philanthropy Program seeks grant proposals for LGBTQ services

The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program is seeking grant proposals for LCTBQ health and education programming. COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) of the Brandywine Health Foundation announced that it is requesting proposals from organizations dedicated to providing LGBTQ sexual health education and services in the greater Coatesville area.  Initiated...

Willowdale announces $100K challenge

EAST MARLBOROUGH — A $100,000 Steeplechase Challenge is on the race card for the 25th Anniversary Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase! This “Challenge” will help to celebrate Willowdale’s 25th Anniversary and The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup’s 83rd running. The “Challenge” will take excitement for spectators to an even higher level while offering a major opportunity for amateur riders. The...

What To Do: Underground Railroad tour in honor of Black History Month

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On February 4, at 2 p.m., the Kennett Underground Railroad Center (South Willow Street, Kennett Square, 484-544-5070, www.kennettundergroundrr.org) is presenting “Freedmen, Fugitives and Friends,” a free tour in honor of Black History Month. Guides will lead visitors through the Borough to see the houses and hear the stories of Kennett Square Quakers and...

Henna Against Hunger in Chadds Ford

CHADDS FORD — Eminence Salon and Spa is launching a new charity campaign titled “Henna against Hunger” on Valentine’s Day. The initiative organized by Eminence Salon and Spa has been titled as “Henna against Hunger” and will raise money for the Kennett Area Food Cupboard.

Horn to lead YMCA’s fundraising campaign

Jim Horn As a board member for the last six years, Jim Horn knows the how deeply Chester County benefits from the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, so accepting the role as this year’s fundraising campaign chair came without question. He’s eager to share the Y’s story from an even larger platform and his voice will begin to amplify during the kickoff of the Y’s annual campaign at 5:30 p.m. on Feb....

What To Do: Malvern Retreat House Art Show

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Chester County hosts a huge number of special events every year and the annual schedule is always filled with art shows and equestrian events. One of the most anticipated art shows each year is Malvern Retreat House’s Art Show (McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center, 315 South Warren Avenue, Malvern, 610-644-0400, www.MalvernRetreat.com).

Longwood Gardens launches fourth annual Community Read

This year’s title for the fourth annual community read is The Way Things Work Now, by David Macaulay, which explains complex processes in a humorous and accessible style. KENNETT SQUARE – Longwood Gardens and a host of community partners launched its fourth annual “Community Read,” which is designed to encourage the region to join together in reading the same book to spur discussion...