December 2015 Around Town 1

Welling & Co. Jewelers On the Move

For 95 years, Welling & Co. Jewelers has been one of the most trusted names in West Chester for jewelry and gifts for all occasions. On November 24, they closed the doors on their VOA Plaza location and will soon relocate and reopen in a stunning new spot in Olde West Chester. The new location boasts a beautiful, modern-feeling display and provides the perfect backdrop to showcase an extensive collection of fashion and fine jewelry. See the sparkle with your own eyes at their fabulous new location at 8992 Cincinnati Dayton Road.

Aerial Silks Class Unfurls at West Chester Academy

West Chester Academy is adding a new course to its lineup: Aerial Silks. Aerial Silks is acrobatics performed while suspended from two thick strips of silk fabric. Performers use the fabric to wrap, hang, fall, swing and spiral into and out of various artful positions. Combining the fun and excitement of the circus with the artistry and grace of dance, it’s a great way for dancers and gymnasts to cross condition and build flexibility, strength and balance. West Chester Academy is the first to offer Aerial Silks in the area. Classes begin in January for students ages 5-18; registration is now open. 513.829.2345

Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus in Liberty Township December 5

“Ho, ho, ho!” echoes across Liberty Township as Santa arrives to town in an antique fire pumper for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Scheduled for December 5, from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., the Liberty Township Trustees and Community Volunteers host the family-friendly morning. Eat breakfast, make a holiday craft and get pictures with Santa (bring your own camera). Proceeds from the event go to support Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and future Liberty Township community events for families. The event will be held at Liberty Heights Church, 7904 Princeton Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. 513.759.7500

Upscale Cobb Luxury 15 & CinéBistro Theatres Now Open

Cobb opened the curtains on its brand new theater on November 5, bringing a posh movie-going experience to Liberty Center patrons. All 15 auditoriums are furnished with comfy leather, reclining seats that are reserved in advance to remove the rush from your night out. The theater offers two distinct areas for entertainment: the luxury side, featuring the latest advances in movie technology, and the CinéBistro side, catering to the 21 and up crowd with cocktails, wine service and fine dining. The in-theater dining does not disappoint; don’t fill up on popcorn if you want to have room for tasty treats from Cobbster’s Kitchen & Bar or turn things up a notch and order from the CinéBistro menu.

Circle Singers to Perform Benefit Concert 
December 19

Get in the holiday spirit with a choral concert by The Circle Singers, a 50-year-old volunteer chorus under the direction of Bill Osborne. The Holiday Benefit Concert is scheduled for December 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Sorrento’s Restaurant, 8794 Reading Road. The night’s program includes traditional holiday favorites like “Silver Bells” and “Silent Night.” Proceeds support the choir into 2016. First known as the General Electric Glee Club, The Circle Singers is a non-profit group that performs primarily at senior and retirement institutions, but also at civic, corporate and social events. Love to sing? The mixed-voice adult choir welcomes new members.

Get Centered at 
Liberty Center With 
Free Yoga Sessions

During this busy holiday season, take a break with yoga to nurture your mind, body and spirit. As a part of Liberty Center’s Wellness Series, GraceTree Yoga and Growth Studio will lead sessions Mondays at 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m., and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Participants with all levels of experience are welcome to bring a mat and join in to refresh, renew and find peace in the present moment. Classes meet at Unity Chapel by Tri-Health, Liberty Center. See the online calendar for a full schedule.

“Un-Christmas” Services Available

Inside this issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle, we have fabulous tips to make your house holiday-ready. But what happens after the holidays are over and it’s time to take down all the decorations? Best Friend Errand Service comes to the rescue to clean up and put away holiday decorations with their new “Un-Christmas” service. A personal assistant and concierge business, Best Friend Errand Service can also assist year-round: take on your to-do list, wrap gifts, host parties and aid during medical recovery. Give the gift of time this holiday with help from your new Best Friend.

West Chester Farmer’s Market Moves 
to Winter Schedule

Cold weather won’t slow down the West Chester Farmer’s Market this month. The Market moves inside to its winter site, Muhlhauser Barn, located at 8558 Beckett Road. The Market meets December 5 and 19 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. with continued sales of local products. The Farmer’s Market returns to its outdoor site on the Square in April.

The Shoe Project Donates 5,200 Pairs of Shoes

Congratulations to Lakota East sophomore John Ferguson, who led Lakota Schools in a fall shoe drive. In just two weeks, they collected 5,200 pairs of shoes. About half of the shoes went to countries in need: Tanzania, Kenya, Honduras, the Philippines, Haiti, and Moldova. Even South Carolina received some shoes as a part of the flood relief efforts there. The other 2,600 pairs of shoes stayed in the neighborhood and are being distributed by Reach Out Lakota to help support local families in need. For the past two years, Ferguson has made it his personal mission to send shoes where they are needed. Join him in his goal of “changing lives one sole at a time.”