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Com­mu­nity Events

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 mom­sclubofnht@ya­hoo.com. 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.

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