January Events In and Around Chester County
Our top picks for events this month
CraftForms — 27th Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft
Through January 23
See an international juried exhibition of contemporary crafts, showcasing nearly 100 selected works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper and wood. In celebration of the International Year of Glass, as proclaimed by the United Nations, Wayne Art Center presents “Beyond Glass,” a curated exhibition of works by artists who work in glass combined with other craft materials. Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne. See website for hours. WayneArt.org.
Chaddsford Winery Murder Mystery Tours
January 7–February 18, Saturdays
Deep within the cellars of Chaddsford Winery sits the world’s most elusive bottle of wine, with a value of $3,000. When a thief from a notorious crew ends up dead, you’ll uncover the suspect and locate the bottle by joining from the comfort of your living room or onsite at the winery for a wine pairing dinner. 632 Baltimore Pk., Chadds Ford. Online, 7 to 9 p.m., $80; live, 6:30 to 9 p.m., $135. Chaddsford.com.
13th Annual Polar Bear 5K
Runners and hikers are invited to participate in the Lancaster Group of the Sierra Club’s event in scenic Lancaster County Central Park. Participants may bring their dogs (on a leash) to run or walk with them. Winter hats for all those who preregister by January 13 and beanies with the Polar Bear 5K logo for all who preregister by January 5. 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster. Race day registration and check-in at 8:30 a.m. at the park’s Pavilion 22. $30–$35. LancasterSierraClub.org.
Taste of Phoenixville
Gather your friends and bring an appetite to this popular social event benefiting Good Samaritan Services and their mission to respond to homelessness and poverty. You’ll enjoy food and drink from over 20 local restaurants, breweries and bakeries, bid on exceptional silent auction packages and kick up your heels on the dance floor. Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville. A VIP reception begins at 5 p.m., tickets $250. The Taste is from 6 to 10 p.m., tickets $150. TasteOfPhoenixville.com.
Live at American Music Theatre
January 20–February 9
Liven up the New Year with one of these amazing shows. Jan. 20, Stayin’ Alive: One Night of The Bee Gees; Jan. 21, Elvis Birthday Bash; Jan. 22, Mike Albert’s Elvis Gospel Show with The Stamps Quartet; Jan. 29, ’50s Dance Party: The Music of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper & Ritchie Valens; Feb. 3, Engelbert Humperdinck; Feb. 9, Boys II Men. 2425 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster. Times and tickets, 888-729-4718; AMTShows.com.
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- Chester County Hospital, Penn Med
- Delaware Museum of Natural History
- Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast
- Five Star Senior Living DE
- Hicks Brothers Farming
- Key Financial, Inc.
- King Construction
- Sage Life
- Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath
- SV Dental
- Thorncroft Equestrian Center
- Tim Vaughan
- Welcome Neighbor
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