Free art classes

Register now for the free art classes being offered by Art Partners Studio at the Coatesville Library. The "Who Am I?" class for ages 9 to 12 will begin each week with an inspiring excerpt from a great coming-of-age work of literature followed by a chance for participants to create a self portrait or other artwork. Reserve your spot by calling the studio at 610-384-3030.

Dates:

Fridays, June 20 through Aug. 22 (except July 4 and Aug. 15)

Time:

1 to 3 p.m.

Location:

Coatesville Library, 501 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville

Fee:

Free

Monopoly tournament

Children ages 10 to 16 are invited to put their budding real estate mogul skills to work at the official Monopoly tournament happening at the Atglen Library. Two preliminary rounds will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Finalists will compete next Thursday for Wal-Mart gift cards ($25 for the winner, $15 for the runner-up). Call the library at 610-593-6848 to sign up to play (the tournament is limited to 24 players).

Dates:

Tuesday through next Thursday

Time:

4:30 to 6 p.m.

Location:

Atglen Library, 413 Valley Ave., Atglen

Fee:

Free

Water-safety class

The SPLASH Water Safety Program at the Brandywine YMCA is designed for 5- to 12-year-old non-swimmers and beginning swimmers. In an effort to keep children safe during the summer swimming season, the program provides introductory swim lessons, swimming and boating safety tips, and lessons on the YMCA's four charter values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Call 610-380-9622 to register; space is limited.

Date:

Monday through next Thursday

Time:

Classes take place at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m.

Location:

Brandywine YMCA, 295 Hurley Rd., Coatesville

Fee:

Free

English country dancing

Watch from the sidelines or join in the fun as Church of the Loving Shepherd at Bournelyf presents English country dancing. There will be demonstrations, lessons and audience participation. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary. Participants interact with everyone on the dance floor. With very little footwork, if you can walk, you can dance. It's the perfect dance for even the youngest and oldest dancers. Call 610-692-5662.

Date:

Tomorrow

Time:

7 to 9 p.m.

Location:

Church of the Loving Shepherd at Bournelyf, 1066 S. New St., West Chester

Fee:

$10

Youth art exhibit

Historic Yellow Springs is holding an exhibition of many of the works created by young members at classes taught by professional artists during the studio's after-school sessions or the summer camp program. The young artists were encouraged to observe and experiment with colors, shape, design and materials. Bring your own little art lovers to check out these works that were created by children. Call 610-827-7277 for more information.

Date:

Now through next Thursday

Time:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Location:

Chester Springs Studio, Village of Yellow Springs, off Route 113, Chester Springs

Fee:

Free

- Megan Wilkins