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Ethan’s Heart Journey 5K: The fifth annual Ethan’s Heart Journey 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk to support a local family in need will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, at River Front Park, Pottstown. The run will start at 8:30 a.m.; the walk will start at 9:45 a.m. Cost: $25. Registration ends Oct. 6. The proceeds will support 7-year-old Ethan Schwartz, who has a congenital heart defect and suffered a cardiac arrest which led to a severe anoxic brain injury; he has been wheelchair bound since then with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. To register, visit runccrs.com. Fall Into Fun: Pottsgrove Manor will host Fall into Fun Living History Day Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experience the seasonal routines of 18th century life. Learn about the process of making apple butter with the help of a historic interpreter. Check out spinning and try out hands-on activities such as stuffing a new mattress and make-andtake crafts. Dip your own candle, and play a wide range of colonial games. Feel the heat of the hearth as our cooks prepare a meal in our 18th century reproduction kitchen. Visitors can also learn about the economic, social and historical differences between the 13 colonies as seventh- and eighth-grade students from Pottsgrove Middle School display their project, “Selling Colonial America.” This program welcomes all ages, and there is a suggested $2 donation per person for this event. Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 W. King St., Pottstown. For more information, call 610-3264014, or visit montcopa. org/pottsgrovemanor. Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1809 Hoffmansville Road, Sassamansville, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and German American Heritage Month with an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. The event will feature food, a live polka band and a beer garden. For more details, visit stpaulssassamansville.com. Community Job Fair: Titanium Finishing Co. and Upper Perkiomen Business and Professional Women will sponsor a community job fair Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Red Hill Fire Company, 71 E. Fourth St., Red Hill. The event will feature representatives from local manufacturing, sales, service and health care companies and recruiting agencies will be ready to take applications. The Open Link will offer assistance with résumé preparation and interview skills. For more information or to participate as an exhibitor, contact Liz Herman at lizherman@comcast. Art of Recovery: The Art of Recovery: Brush with the Law exhibition will be on display through Oct. 28 at the West Campus of Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown. The exhibition is curated by Maria Maneos, founder and director of Brush with the Law, a nonprofit, community service-based visual arts program that helps bring awareness to and fosters an understanding of people who experience the effects of drug addiction and the criminal justice system. The exhibition features about 50 artistic creations, including drawings and paintings, by former prisoners and those in recovery from drug addiction who are affiliated with the Brush with the Law program. A reception featuring Maneos and the artists will be held Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. The Fine Arts Gallery, located in North Hall at 16 High St. in Pottstown, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit brushwiththelaw.org or mc3.edu/west-gallery.
Pottstown Area Garden Club: meets on the first Friday of each month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. The club is open to anyone interested in all aspects of gardening, including opportunities for further education in horticulture, floral and landscape design, garden study and flower show schools. 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 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Goodwill Ambulance Company, 714 E. High St., 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: 610-327-7145. 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. Contact Sheldon Rosenberg or call 610-326-8450. 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. The Monday Morning Miracle Al-Anon Family Group: meets every Monday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ located at 60 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA. Please park in the rear of the church. We meet in the Choir Room. It is an open meeting and one hour long. 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 610385-7141 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 stayat-home moms and their children from the area. A national support group, chapter offers playgroups, activities, 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 naurae@ hotmail.com or 801-3762009. 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, hang-ups and habits? Let us help. 12step 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 610473-8066. 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 610-970-4539. 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 610-2878360.
Berks Visiting Nurse Association Wellness Events
Travel Immunizations (by appointment only): For those traveling to other countries, Berks VNA has travel immunizations available at its Wyomissing location at 1170 Berkshire Boulevard by appointment only between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 610-378-0481. Free Child Immunization Clinics: Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown & Vicinity will hold free childhood immunization clinics each month for uninsured 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. For more information or an immunization schedule, please call 610-378-o481 or visit www.vnapottstown.org.
Perkiomen Valley Library
Library Info: 290 Second St., Schwenksville. Call 610-287-8360 for registration and information. Yoga: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Teens and adults. There is a charge per session. Join Adoja AmoahAggrey, RYT, / Carmen Molina, RYT, for all levels of yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome. E-mail questions to yoga.vaayu@ gmail.com. Preschool Storytime: Ages 2-5 with an adult. Registration requested. Call 610-287-8360. Baby Story Time: Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Ages 6-24 mos. with adult. Enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. Registration requested. Call 610-2878360.