Good to Know / August 2019
Just a few things we'd thought you'd like to know this month.
Summer camps are great escapes for the kiddos to make memories and new friends—especially when they’re going through a hard time. Experience Camps provides children who’ve lost a parent, sibling or primary caregiver with a program encouraging laughter and helping them navigate their grief. These week-long camps let kids talk with licensed social workers and enjoy activities like basketball, ropes, archery and more. To help keep it free, donate online to help send a kid to camp! Experience.camp.
If your pups are getting into everything, you may need to dog-proof your home to keep them safe. Keep medications and drugs locked away in a medicine cabinet, clear away fertilizers and insecticides from your yard, and keep household chemicals in closets or cabinets out of reach. For more tips on keeping your dogs—and your other animal family members—healthy, check out Malvern Veterinary Hospital’s care guides on their website. 545 S. Warren Ave., Malvern. MalvernVeterinaryHospital.VetStreet.com.
Move over interval training and yoga, the rope dart may be the next big exercise craze! A weapon dating back to Ancient China (618–907 AD), the rope dart is now used in martial arts, fire spinning, as a dance prop and for exercise. A long rope with a metal dart on one end used for twining, binding, circling and other techniques, the rope dart is a difficult yet rewarding art to master. Watch videos online. RopeDarts.com.
One person’s trash is another’s treasure—and that’s certainly the case for these artists. Come hear the women from the Trashy Women Exhibit at the Art Trust talk about their work on August 1 at 7 p.m. This artist collective used their shared creativity, methods and materials to show there’s unseen beauty all around us. The exhibit ends August 2, so see it now! 16 W. Market St., West Chester. TheArtTrust.org.
Dog Day of Summer
Celebrate man’s best friend during National Dog Day on August 26. Take your pup out for a long walk, share some extra treats and head to Appetites on Main in Exton for the special doggie menu. Don’t have a dog? Make a difference by volunteering at one of the many local animal rescues, donating your old linens to the Brandywine Valley SPCA or becoming a foster. Your canine companions will thank you! See “Adopt Don’t Shop” in this issue. AppetitesOnMain.com; BVSPCA.org.
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