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Stove Plates and Franklin
Stoves: Pottsgrove Manor will host the lecture “Stove Plates and Franklin Stoves” presented by historian Dan Graham Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. Hear about how some of the biggest names in colonial Pennsylvania history, Benjamin Franklin and John Potts, were connected through iron. Learn about how John Potts’ management of Warwick led to the production and sale of Franklin’s invention across the eastern seaboard, from Philadelphia to Boston and beyond. Discover how less familiar names such as Samuel Savage and Robert Grace helped to make the stove a staple of colonial heating and history. 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.
“Get A Job”: Ringing Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines will present “Get a Job” Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC, 1312 Old Swede Road, Douglassville. Lustre, 2018 international quartet champions, will appear as the special guest quartet. Tickets will be available at the door for $12 adults and $6 children. The venue is handicapped accessible. For further information, visit ringinghillschorus.org.
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 montcopa.org/ pottsgrovemanor.
Craft Fair: The Sanatoga Fire Company Auxiliary will hold a craft fair Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sanatoga Fire Company, 2222 E. High St., Sanatoga. The event will feature crafts, baked goods and home made soups. Lunch will be served.
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 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 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com. Visit www. momsclubofnht.webs.com.
Meatout Vegetarian/Vegan Support And Outreach: Contact Veronica or Georgia Smith at Aceg1402@aol.com 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