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Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club: Hosting on June 27 and 28 PAARC’S Field Day Exercise at Boyertown Fabrications Inc., 500 County Line Road, Gilbertsville. On-air demonstrations, satellite communications and emergency preparedness activities are on tap for members of PAARC as they gear up to celebrate Amateur Radio Week, June 27-28, 2015. During Amateur Radio Week, enthusiasts will put on demonstrations, give talks and take part in other activities to raise awareness about Amateur Radio. The week culminates with the annual preparedness exercise called “Field Day,” June 27 and 28, sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for Amateur Radio. During Field Day, operators set up in local parks, at shopping malls, or even in their own backyards, and get on the air using generators or battery power. Field Day was designed to test operators’ abilities to set up and operate portable stations under emergency conditions such as the loss of electricity. “We want the community to know that in the event of an emergency, we will be ready to assist in any way we can, says ED McCoy. “While people often think that cell phones or other communications technologies have replaced ham radio, we can still provide an important communications service that others can’t.” Field Day is a serious test of skill, but it is also a contest for fun and the largest “onair” operating event each year. During the weekend, radio operators try to contact as many other Field Day stations as possible. More than 30,000 Amateur Radio operators across the country and Canada participated in last year’s event. The Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club will hold Field Day at Boyertown Fabricators Inc. and will be operating from June 27th at 1 pm to June 28th at 2 pm. “We hope that anyone who is interested in seeing what Amateur Radio is all about will come out for Field Day,” says Ed McCoy. Visit www.arrl.org. PAARC Members are from Chester, Montgomery, Berks county areas.
All You Can Eat Breakfast: Pottstown Elks Lodge, 61 High Street, Pottstown, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Open to the public. There is a charge. Made to order eggs, omelets, home fries, bacon, sausage, scrapple, french toast, pancakes, waffles, creamed chipped beef, coffee, tea, milk, juice and desserts. Proceeds benefit Pennsylvania children and adults with disabilities. Please come out and enjoy breakfast and support our charity. This is our last charity breakfast until September. Hope to see you there!
Star-Spangled SunnyBrook: 2 p.m. at The Historic SunnyBrook Ballroom. Bring the children and grandchildren and join the crowd in the Ballroom for a rousing flag-waving concert (flags provided) of patriotic music with an area favorite, the Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit. There is a charge, children under 6 are free. Tickets can be purchased at www.sunnybrookballroom.com. The Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit formed in 1976 as an all-volunteer, family oriented marching unit. From its first performance in the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration to its latest concert the band has been active throughout the northeast. More about the band: http:// bamu.webs.com. This event is not affiliated with Pottstown’s Independence Day Ltd.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta church will host their second annual Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament: at Gilbertsville Golf Course on Sunday, June 28. Reservations are required and the deadline for registration is June 18. The cost per golfer includes greens fee, golf cart, hot dog, pig roast dinner, beer, soda and prizes. Non-golfers can purchase tickets for dinner only. Full payment
must be made by the June 18 deadline. Checks should be made payable to: KofC Council 15456. The tournament will be a 4-man scramble format, with a shotgun start at 1:30pm. Sign-ins begin at noon. For more information call Sam Whitehouse at 610420-7202 or email email@example.com; or call Tom Flatley at 484-744-9501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pottstown Area Garden Club: Meetings first Fridays at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E High St., Pottstown, at 11:30 a.m. For amateurs interested in all aspects of gardening. Contact 610-327-2235. Coffee Club: Edward Jones Investments invites anyone to join them for coffee and breakfast at their next meeting of their coffee club. The meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Hickory Park Restaurant, located at Routes 663 and 73 in Gilbertsville. Anyone is welcome to also bring a friend. If you would like to attend, please call 610-326-1035 by the Monday prior to the event. Coffee and breakfast are on us. Dessert Club: Edward Jones Investments invites anyone to join them for coffee and dessert at their next meeting of their dessert club. The meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Saville’s Diner, located at 830 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. Anyone is welcome to also bring a friend. If you would like to attend, please call 610-326-1035 by the Monday prior to the event. Coffee and dessert are on us. PMMC Offering Free Child Care Safety Check: Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is offering free car seat safety checks on the third Friday of every month from 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. at Goodwill Ambulance Company, 714E. High Street, Pottstown. Child Certified Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check child car seats for: recalls and damage; best fit for weight, height, and age; and will teach installation techniques. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call: 610327-7145. Celebrate Recovery: The newest ministry at Hopewell Community Church, 1130 Commerce Drive, Pottstown, will “Celebrate Recovery” through meetings every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery deals with Hurts, Hang Ups, and yes Habits. It is a twelve step program, unlike other programs we know who our “higher power” is, the one and only God and it is biblically based. We will honor Jesus and Praise Him. All of the studies will emphasize forgiveness and salvation. The “Eight Principles” are based on the Beatitudes for the purpose of leading all who attend on the path toward recovery through our Savior and Messiah Jesus Christ. Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 Summarizes it best when it says two are better off than one (we can’t do it alone) we need each other and Jesus. Contact Sheldon Rosenberg or call 610326-8450. Celebrate Recovery: Biblically based recovery program supports people who struggle with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 205⁄207 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. For more information on this confidential and anonymous support group, call 610-323-2353 or visit www.newhanoverumc.org. Pottsgrove Recreation Board: Monday/Thursday: Table Tennis, Pottsgrove High School cafeteria, 7 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: Women’s Exercise, Pottsgrove High School cafeteria, 6 p.m. For more information on any of these activities, please visit the website at www.pottsgroverec.com. Quiltmakers Of Boyertown: The group extends a standing invitation to their monthly meetings, held at Good Shepherd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. Prayer Time: Hope UMC, 117 North Monocacy Creek Road in Douglassville, last Friday of month 7 to 8 p.m. Open invitation for anyone. For information call 610-385-7141 or email admin@ hopechurchamity.org. Moms Club Of Pottsgrove/ Pottstown: Meeting every third Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, off High St. in Pottstown. The MOMS Club of Pottsgrove/Pottstown welcomes all stay-at-home moms and their children from the area. A national support group, chapter offers playgroups, activi- ties, Mom’s Night Out, scrapbook and book clubs and many other opportunities to get moms and children out to meet and play with others. Contact Naurae at email@example.com or 801376-2009. Celebrate Recovery: Meeting at Freedom Fellowship, 239 Main Street, East Greenville (in rear, lower level), each Friday at 7 p.m. Need help with your hurts, hangups and habits? Let us help. 12-step faith-based recovery program. Call Pastor Cindy for more info or just c’mon over! Call 610-698-4756. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group: The Alzheimer’s Association’s Monthly Support Group meets the third Thursdays at Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, 120 W 5th Street in Boyertown from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet and share with other caregivers experiencing similar issues. We do offer free respite care in a secured area for loved ones during the meeting. To ask questions or arrange for the respite care call 610-473-8066. Used Book Sale: Labyrinth Used Books and Gifts, First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown. Selection of secular and religious books available for bargain prices. Many popular authors are available. There are also self help, reference and travel books, cookbooks, and children’s books. Small gift items also available at low price. Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first Saturday of month is bag sale. Open Beading Night: Free at Buttercup Beads from 6 to 8:30 p.m. once a month. Bring a project you’re working on or start a new one in company of other Beaders at our monthly bead soirée. Byob, snacks to share. Call to save seat. Check website calendar for dates. Ages 16 and up. We hold jewelry making classes, kids and adult jewelry making parties, finished artisan jewelry, variety of beads. www. buttercupbeads.com. Buttercup Beads 1123 Pawlings Road, Audubon 484-524-8231. Moms Club Of New Hanover Township: group of “Moms Offering Moms Support” for mothers at home (at least part time) raising their children. Monthly business meeting on second Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at a local church. Visitors including moms and their children always welcome. If you are interested in membership or attending meeting, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www. momsclubofnht.webs.com. Meatout Vegetarian/Vegan Support And Outreach: Contact Veronica or Georgia Smith at Aceg1402@aol.com or 610970-4539. Perkiomen Valley Library At Schwenksville Monthly Book Discussion: fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the corner of Second and Church streets in Schwenksville. Light refreshments and conversation. Read the book prior to discussion. Free and open to public. Registration requested. Call 610-287-8360.
BERKS VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION WELLNESS EVENTS
Chronic Disease Management Support Group (formerly called Congestive Heart Failure Support Group): On the second Wednesday of each month, the Chronic Disease Management Support Group invites a featured guest who covers a key topic that is beneficial to those managing heart health and other chronic diseases. Light hearthealthy snacks are also provided. In an effort to provide healthy education and useful tools, Berks VNA offers this program to the community for no charge. It is available as the result of a grant awarded to Berks VNA from Highmark Foundation for chronic care management of congestive heart failure. For more information, please call Denise Jozwiak, RN at Berks VNA, at 610.378.0481. Travel Immunizations (by appointment only): For those traveling to other countries, Berks VNA has travel immunizations available at its Wyomissing location at 1170Berkshire Boulevard by appointment only between the hours of 8a.m. – 4:30p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 610.378.0481or email colleen. email@example.com. Free Child Immunization Clinics: Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown & Vicinity (VNAP) will hold free childhood immunization clinics each month for un-insured and under-insured children (ages 0-18 years). By appointment only, the childhood immunization clinics are held at the VNAP facility located at 1963 East High Street, Pottstown, Pa. 19464. For more information or an immunization schedule for 2015, please call 610.327.5700 ext. 3800 or visit www.vnapottstown.org.