Architecture Lecture

Since May is Historic Preservation Month, the Graystone Society will present a lecture on "The Architectural Heritage of the Lukens Historic District" with Eugene L. DiOrio. The lecture will focus on the district buildings that are on the list of National Historic Landmark properties. Call 610-384-9282 or visit

for more information.

Day: Today

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Lukens Executive Office Bldg, 50 S. 1st Avenue, Coatesville

Fee: $5 members, $10 non-members

A Piece of My Heart

The true story of six women who served in Vietnam is brought to the stage in A Piece of My Heart, the award-winning drama by Shirley Lauro. The experinces of these brave women detail the struggle for returning soldiers who are affected by the blurred lines between the sacrifice of a soldier and the politics of war. Call 610-935-1920 for more information.

Day: Tomorrow through May 19

Time: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and May 17 (plus 2 p.m. matinee May 6)

Location: Forge Theater, 241 First Avenue, Phoenixville

Fee: $10 for adults, $6 for students 18 and under

Basket Weaving Class

A workshop in the ancient art of basket provides a chance to learn a new skill. The class is appropriate for anyone over age 8. Materials for a one-quart berry basket are supplied as part of the class fee. Call 610-692-4800 or email

to reserve a spot.

Day: Saturday

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: Cultural Center of Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, West Chester

Fee: $20 for members, $25 for non-members

Bock Beer Festival and Goat Race

A celebration of Bavaria's strong beers, The Sly Fox Bock Festival will offer several different types of bocks on draught: Slacker Bock, Helles Bock, Instigator Doppelbock and Maibock, which takes its name from the German word for goat. The Brewhouse's newest maibock will be named after the winner of the goat race, which is a featured event at the festival. Other German beers will also be available. German food will be served as traditional German dances are performed to the music of an Oompah band. Call 610-935-4540 for more information.

Day: Sunday

Time: 11 a.m. (goat registrations begins at 12:30 p.m., races begin at 2 p.m.)

Location: Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, 519 Pikeland Village Square, Phoenixville

Fee: Free

Splittin' the Raft

A retelling of

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

gives the behind the scenes conscience struggles of Mark Twain's title character in connection with the trials of his friend, Jim, a slave hoping to attain freedom. Traditional spirituals and the words of abolitionist Fredrick Douglass give a historical perspective to the relationship between the two characters. Call 610-644-3500 or visit

for tickets and information.

Day: Wednesdaythrough June 10

Time: Call for showtimes

Location: People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern

Fee: $28 to $48