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Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 183Se­cond Ave., www.phoenixvil­leli­brary.org, 610-933-3013x132. Reser­va­tions for events/pro­grams can be made on­line or by call­ing the li­brary. Phoenix Fic­tionWrit­ers: Adult writ­ers of fic­tion in­vited to at­tend twice monthly meet­ings of the Phoenix Fic­tion Writ­ers at the li­brary. Free. Group meets sec­ond Thurs­day and third Tues­day of each month from 6:30 to 9p.m. in the li­brary’s Har­rop Room. Led by Eric Parmer, of­fer­ing lo­cal writ­ers ed­u­ca­tion, em­pow­er­ment and con­struc­tive crit­i­cism. Writ­ers ask ques­tions about the writ­ing process, read work out loud and re­ceive/of­fer in­put on ma­te­rial read. Free and open to pub­lic. To sub­mit writ­ing sam­ples or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Eric Parmer at ed­parmer@gmail.com. Le­gal Out­reach Clinic: A free le­gal clinic will be of­fered at Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary on the first Thurs­day of the month from 5to 7:30p.m. Ian J. Mich­ener, Esq. of Rick Linn, LLC of­fers this Phoenixville Le­gal Out­reach Clinic, pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion, coun­sel­ing, and ad­vo­cacy in var­i­ous ar­eas of law, in­clud­ing fam­ily law, trusts & es­tates, crim­i­nal de­fense, land­lord-ten­ant law, and le­gal is­sues fac­ing small busi­nesses. At­ten­dees re­ceive a free 20-minute con­sul­ta­tion with an at­tor­ney, who will pro­vide coun­sel­ing and ac­cess to le­gal re­sources as needed. Con­sul­ta­tions are pro­vided on a first-come, first served ba­sis. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610933-3013x132or email mp­into@ ccls.org. ESL Con­ver­sa­tion Group: new weekly group on Satur­days from noon to 1:30p.m. Group fa­cil­i­tated by John Arge­seanu and open to ESL stu­dents and tu­tors and any­one in the com­mu­nity look­ing to im­prove/prac­tice their Eng­lish. Free and open to pub­lic. For more info, e-mail johnarge­seanu@gmail.com. Mo­bileWork­force Nav­i­ga­tor: Your guide to re­sources avail­able to un­em­ployed and un­der­em­ployed job seek­ers through the PA Ca­reerLink and the United Way Fi­nan­cial Sta­bil­ity Cen­ter of Chester County, is avail­able for free, walk-in ap­point­ments each Wed­nes­day from 10:45a.m. to 12:45p.m., im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the weekly meet­ing of the Li­brary’s Ca­reer Suc­cess Group. Call for more info. Cuén­tame un cuento/Tell Me a Story: each sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month) from1:30-2 p.m. Ages 3-5with care­giver . No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. This is abi-lin­gual story time. Come and en­joy sto­ries and songs in Span­ish and Eng­lish. Pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ursi­nus Col­lege. The Cuen­tame un cuento/Tell Me A Story Bilin­gual Story Time will meet in June, then re­sumes in the fall on the Sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month, but the time will change to 1-1:30p.m. Phoenixville Tech Group: The Phoenixville Tech Group holds weekly morn­ing meet­ings at Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary on Mon­days from 10a.m. to noon, and monthly evening meet­ings on the third Thurs­day of the month from 7to 8:30p.m. The Phoenixville Tech Group brings tech­nol­ogy users to­gether to share knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence. We are par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in help­ing those who have lim­ited or no ex­pe­ri­ence with com­put­ers. Top­ics that can be ad­dressed in­clude: dig­i­tal cam­eras, cell phones, tablets, ca­ble TV & FiOS, GPS, com­puter and printer rec­om­men­da­tions, Face­book, Twit­ter, LinkedIn, e-mail, soft­ware in­stal­la­tion, com­puter se­cu­rity, speed­ing up a slug­gish com­puter, and more. The group is free and open to the pub­lic. More in­for­ma­tion on the group are avail­able at www.phoenixvil­letg.com, by email at Glenn@ Se­niorTechGroup.com or by call­ing 610-933-3013x132. Mi­crosoft Of­fice & More!: Learn Mi­crosoft’s Of­fice 2013pro­grams and more in a series of free classes on se­lected Satur­days, Au­gust through De­cem­ber. IT pro­fes­sional Ernie Tid­ball is the in­struc­tor. The class sched­ule is as fol­lows: Aug. 26(Face­book 101); Sept. 16(Ex­cel Ba­sic); Oct. 7(Word Ba­sic); Oct. 21(Ex­cel In­ter­me­di­ate); Oct. 28(Out­look); Nov. 4(Word In­ter­me­di­ate); Nov. 18(Ex­cel Ad­vanced); Nov. 25 (Pub­lisher Ba­sic); Dec. 2(Cy­ber Se­cu­rity). Class time is 10a.m. to noon in the Li­brary’s Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Room. Stu­dents may bring their own lap­tops with Of­fice 2013in­stalled (Of­fice not needed for Face­book and Cy­ber Se­cu­rity classes) and should bring a USB drive if they wish to save their work. Ba­sic knowl­edge of com­put­ers and the abil­ity to use a key­board and­mouse are re­quired. Space is lim­ited. Stu­dents may reg­is­ter for one or any com­bi­na­tion of classes. When reg­is­ter­ing, in­di­cate if you will be bring­ing a lap­top. Make a Bub­blegum Ma­chine Candy Dish: Aug. 29from 7to 8p.m. En­joy a re­lax­ing evening cre­at­ing a fun candy dish that looks like a bub­blegum ma­chine. Craft in­struc­tor Son­dra Ger­vasi will host this event for adults and teens. A ma­te­ri­als fee of $10 per per­son lets you choose your own col­ors to match the room you de­sire to dis­play your dish in. Light re­fresh­ments served. This event is open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013ext. 132. Thurs­day night movies: Great com­edy teams from the ’30s to the ’80s on Thurs­day nights through Aug. 31at Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary. The movies screen at 7p.m. Books on Tap at Molly Maguire’s: Aug. 29. Books on Tap, Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary’s book dis­cus­sion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet to dis­cuss “The An­i­ma­tors” by Kayla Rae Whi­taker at Molly Maguire’s Restau­rant and Pub, 197Bridge St., Phoenixville. A copy of this book may be re­served at the li­brary or at ccls. org. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions not re­quired. Food and drink not in­cluded but will be avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lind­say Frieden­berg at lfrieden­berg@gmail.com. Fi­bromyal­gia — The Cor­rec­tive Ap­proach: Sept. 5at 7p.m. The li­brary will host a free lec­ture, “Fi­bromyal­gia: The Cor­rec­tive Ap­proach.” Dr. Jeff Sny­der of Sny­der Fam­ily Chi­ro­prac­tic will be the speaker. Fi­bromyal­gia is a con­di­tion char­ac­ter­ized by wide­spread, mi­grat­ing and of­ten de­bil­i­tat­ing pain and fa­tigue that pre­vents peo­ple from ac­com­plish­ing ev­ery­day tasks. The Na­tional Foun­da­tion for Fi­bromyal­gia es­ti­mates that as many as 12mil­lion Amer­i­cans suf­fer from fi­bromyal­gia and up to 40 per­cent of fi­bromyal­gia pa­tients have to stop work­ing or change jobs. The av­er­age per­son suf­fers from fi­bromyal­gia for five years and spends thou­sands of dol­lars on med­i­cal bills be­fore re­ceiv­ing an ac­cu­rate di­ag­no­sis. As a re­sult of mis­di­ag­no­sis, more than half of all peo­ple un­dergo un­nec­es­sary surgery. If you suf­fer from what you be­lieve is fi­bromyal­gia or even if you’re not sure, this lec­ture is for you. You’ll learn the com­mon and not so com­mon traits and some drug-less so­lu­tions to this painful con­di­tion. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013ext. 132. Step­ping Up to Stop Sex­ual As­sault: Sept. 7at 7p.m. The li­brary will host a free pro­gram for high school stu­dents and their par­ents, “Step­ping Up to Stop Sex­ual As­sault.” Der­mot An­der­son, Becky Bowlby and Janet Pudlin­ski, three coun­selors from the Lower Me­rion School Dis­trict, will be the pre­sen­ters. Did you know that one in five women will be sex­u­ally as­saulted dur­ing col­lege? Sex­ual as­sault is at an all-time high on col­lege cam­puses across the coun­try. In an ef­fort to help stu­dents tran­si­tion from high school to col­lege or the work­place, this pro­gram was cre­ated to ed­u­cate stu­dents about the facts sur­round­ing sex­ual as­sault, how to pro­tect them­selves and how to be good by­s­tanders to pro­tect oth­ers. Learn more about this epi­demic spread­ing through our col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013ext.132. Phoenix Book Club: Sept. 11 at 7p.m. The Phoenix Book Club will meet at the li­brary to dis­cuss “The Ore­gon Trail: A New Amer­i­can Jour­ney” by Rinker Buck. A copy of the book­may be re­served at the li­brary or at ccls. org. The club is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-933-3013ext. 132or

email mp­into@ccls.org.

Perkiomen Val­ley Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 290Se­cond St., Sch­wenksville. Call 610-2878360for reg­is­tra­tion and in­for­ma­tion. Yoga: Mon­days at 7:30p.m. Teens and adults. There is a charge per ses­sion. Join Adoja Amoah-Ag­grey, 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 2-5with an adult. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested. Call 610-287-8360. Baby Story Time: Tues­days at 9:30am. Ages 6-24mos. with adult. En­joy sto­ries, songs, and fin­ger plays. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested. Call 610-287-8360. Red Cross Blood Drive: Aug. 29from2to 7p.m. Make an ap­point­ment on­line at red­cross­blood.org. Com­plete your Rapid Pass the day of the blood drive to shorten your reg­is­tra­tion time. The Blood Drive will be held in the au­di­to­rium. Use Church Street en­trance. Walk-ins wel­comed; how­ever, ap­point­ments are highly rec­om­mended. Writ­ers As­sem­ble: Aug. 31at 4:30p.m. Join a monthly writ­ing club. Meet other peo­ple who love to write. Come to write or to get or give feed­back.

Area events

Coun­try Fair and An­tique Trac­tor Show: Vin­cent Men­non­ite Church, 39Seven Stars Road, Spring City, will hold its 32nd an­nual Coun­try Fair and An­tique Trac­tor Show in­clud­ing a chicken bar­be­cue Satur­day, Aug. 26, from 9a.m. to 5p.m. rain or shine. Ad­mis­sion and park­ing are free. There will be an an­tique trac­tor show and pa­rade with hit and miss en­gines, toy trac­tors and an­tique cars, craft ta­bles, Vin­cent Youth lunch stand, chil­dren/fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties (in­clud­ing ma­gi­cian and moon bounce) and gospel blue­grass mu­sic by The Horst Broth­ers. The chicken bar­be­cue din­ner is from noon to 5p.m. Tick­ets are $9for adults and $6for chil­dren. Info: 610948-2129or vin­centmc.org. Splat­ter­fest: The Colo­nial The­atre’s Ital­ian All-Night Splat­ter­fest Part VI: Splat­ter Time will be held Satur­day, Sept. 2, pre­sent­ing five of the most out­landish and en­ter­tain­ing Ital­ian hor­ror movies ever made: Mario Bava’s “Blood and Black Lace,” Dario Ar­gento’s “The Bird with the Crys­tal Plumage,” Bruno Mat­tei’s “The Guardians of Hell AKA The Other Hell,” Lam­berto Bava’s “De­mons” and a mys­tery ti­tle to be an­nounced on the night of the event. The evening will in­clude trail­ers, prizes, posters, T-shirts and, as a spe­cial added bonus, a chance to pur­chase cui­sine pro­vided by Shorty’s Sun­flower Café and Truck­stop. Ticket prices: Splat­terFEAST VIP Ticket: $50ad­vance/$55day of show; adults: $25; se­niors and stu­dents: $20; mem­bers: $15. No chil­dren un­der 16. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion seat­ing. Tick­ets are non-re­fund­able. Ticket prices do in­clude the $1per ticket ser­vice fee. No mem­ber or guest passes ac­cepted for this event. Visit for the­colo­nialthe­atre.com/pro­grams/ital­ian-all-night-splat­ter­fest-6/ for tick­ets and ad­di­tional de­tails. Best Psy­chic Fair: Best Psy­chic Source will host the sec­ond an­nual Best Psy­chic Fair Sept. 9from 10a.m. un­til 5p.m. at the cor­ner of Bridge and Main streets in Phoenixville. Visi­tors will en­joy lo­cal craft and food ven­dors while hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with tal­ented in­tu­itives to gain in­sight into their deep­est ques­tions. There is no cost to at­tend the event, only for pur­chased goods and ser­vices. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit BestPsy­chicFair.co­mor call 610-268-9517 Saint Mary Feast: The Church of Saint Mary’s will hold its com­mu­ni­ty­wide Saint Mary Feast Sun­day, Sept. 10, from 1:30to 6:30p.m. at the church, lo­cated at 40Spring Mount Road, Sch­wenksville. Be­gin­ning with the noon Mass, en­joy mu­sic, games, food and fel­low­ship un­til 6:30p.m. There will be home­made Latin, Pol­ish, Ital­ian and Amer­i­can foods along with fun car­ni­val games in­clud­ing a Eurobungee jump, a rock wall and dunk tank. There will be ’60s mu­sic by Steve and Dave, mu­sic and games by DJ Mike Trot­ter and an­i­mal bal­loons by Chippy the Clown. Stop by our At­tic Trea­sures. Come watch the Ea­gles sea­son opener vs. Wash­ing­ton Red­skins in the bier­garten, which will have craft beer and wine, or try your luck in a 50⁄50 raf­fle. All are wel­come. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, visit chur­chof­saint­mary.org. Forge The­ater Au­di­tions: Au­di­tions for “The 1940’s Ra­dio Hour” will be held at the Forge The­atre, 241First Ave., Phoenixville, Sun­day, Sept. 10, at 7p.m. and Tues­day, Sept. 12, at 7p.m. Au­di­tions will con­sist of singing a pre­pared song (prefer­ably with a 1940s or stan­dard feel) and move­ment and cold read­ings from the script. Re­hearsal Sched­ule: Tues­day, Thurs­day and Sun­day evenings at 7p.m. Show dates: Jan. 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20and 21*. (*de­notes 2p.m. mati­nees.) In case of bad weather, two per­for­mances could be added Jan. 26and 27. Ques­tions can be di­rected to the di­rec­tor, Greg Mor­ton, at greg­gy­mor­ton2002@gmail.com or 917-913-2619.

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