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Com­mu­nity Events

Used Book Sale: The Friends of the Pottstown Re­gional Pub­lic Li­brary will hold a used book sale Fri­day, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Satur­day, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a bag sale all day Satur­day. Thou­sands of books all priced $1 or less. The li­brary is lo­cated at 500 E. High St., Pottstown. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-970-6551.

Har­vest Hap­pen­ings: Potts­grove Manor will host Har­vest Hap­pen­ings Satur­day, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ex­plore the har­vest ac­tiv­i­ties of au­tumn. Crank the wheel of the cider press to turn an ap­ple into a spe­cial sea­sonal drink. Help stir the ap­ple but­ter as it cooks into a de­li­cious treat over the open fire. Dis­cover how the flax har­vest is turned into linen and how a great wheel helps spin­ners trans­form wool into yarn. Then learn how to knit that spun yarn into some­thing warm for the com­ing win­ter. Warm up by the kitchen hearth and see what 18th cen­tury treats are be­ing made from the sea­sonal abun­dance. At­ten­dees can also have their sil­hou­ette or minia­ture por­trait done by artist Ruth Wil­liams. Liv­ing his­tory in­ter­preters will bring the past to life. Kids can cre­ate their own free sil­hou­ette craft. Colo­nial games and tours of the Potts fam­ily home will be avail­able. Rain or shine, and this pro­gram wel­comes all ages. This event is a sug­gested $2 do­na­tion per per­son. Potts­grove Manor is lo­cated at 100 W. King St., Pottstown. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-326-4014 or visit mont­­grove­manor.

Fall Bazaar: Holy Trin­ity Ortho­dox Church, 1236 Ju­niper St., Pottstown, will hold its an­nual fall bazaar Satur­day, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cus­tomers will be able to pur­chase pierogi, ei­ther potato or sauer­kraut; holupki (stuffed cab­bage); halushki (but­tered noo­dles); potato pan­cakes; kiel­basi; and var­i­ous nut rolls, all made from au­then­tic Slavic recipes. Home­made soups and baked goods also will be avail­able. Cus­tomers can en­joy a meal at the church or buy take­out. The bazaar will fea­ture gift bas­ket raf­fles and a flea mar­ket. On-site park­ing is avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit holytrin­i­ty­ or call 610-327-1542.

Good Night at the Manor:

Un­cover the evening work and rou­tines of the Potts fam­ily and their house­hold staff with the new ex­hibit Good Night at the Manor, which will run through Sun­day, Nov. 11, at Potts­grove Manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown. Tours of the ex­hibit will be given dur­ing reg­u­lar mu­seum hours. Ad­mis­sion is free, but do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-3264014 or visit mont­ potts­grove­manor.


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: 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. 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

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.potts­

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@ hopechur­

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, 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@hot­ 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. but­ter­cup­ 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@ya­ Visit www. mom­

Meatout Veg­e­tar­ian/Ve­gan Sup­port And Out­reach: Con­tact Veron­ica or Ge­or­gia Smith at or 610-9704539. 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 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 610-378-0481 or visit

Perkiomen Val­ley Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 290Se­cond St., Sch­wenksville. Call 610-287-8360 for reg­is­tra­tion and in­for­ma­tion.

Yoga: Mon­days at 7:30 p.m. Teens and adults. Drop-in for $5 per ses­sion. Join Ad­joa Amoah-Ag­grey, RYT/Car­men Molina, RYT, for all lev­els of yoga. Bring a mat and wear com­fort­able cloth­ing. Be­gin­ners wel­come. Email ques­tions to Rockin’ Thru His­tory: Tues­day, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Through a mix of singing and sto­ry­telling, chil­dren will get a sense of the amaz­ing and true tale of our na­tion’s be­gin­nings. No ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Baby Story Time: Tues­days through Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m. For ages 6 months to 24 months with adult. En­joy sto­ries, songs and finger plays. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested.

Preschool Sto­ry­time: Thurs­days through Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. For ages 2 to 5 with an adult. En­joy sto­ries and songs in­tro­duc­ing early lit­er­acy skills. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested.

Cook­book Club and Monthly Potluck: Tues­day, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at the li­brary to make a recipe from the cook­book of the month and then join us to eat, dis­cuss and share in joy of cook­ing (and bak­ing).

Writ­ers As­sem­ble: Thurs­day, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. Join a monthly writ­ing club. Meet other peo­ple who love to write. Come to write or to get or give feed­back.

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