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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 from6:30 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. At­tend- ees 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 610-933-3013x132or 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. 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. 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 40per­cent 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. Laughs with Miss Linda and Lucy: Sept. 9from 3to 3:45 p.m. For ages pre-K and up and fam­i­lies. Sto­ry­teller Linda Poland and her pup­pet, Lucy, who sings (but shouldn’t!), will per­form hu­mor­ous pic­ture books, unique felt board sto­ries, fin­ger plays and songs. Reg­is­ter on­line at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org, call 610-933-3013ext. 124or visit the li­brary. Math 24Club: Mon­days from 5to 5:45p.m. start­ing Sept. 11. For those in grades three to five. Math 24is a game that builds strong men­tal math and prob­lem-solv­ing skills. 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 book may 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. Card Mak­ingWork­shop for Adults: Sept. 12from 7to 8 p.m. Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a card mak­ing work for adults. Join craft in­struc­tor He­len Burn­ley to make three beau­ti­ful gift card holder/greet­ing cards that each re­cip­i­ent is sure to en­joy. Cost is $10per per­son, payable in cash at the door. This event is open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired (can­cel­la­tions ap­pre­ci­ated) on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013ext. 132. Cuén­tame un cuento/Tell Me a Story: Sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month from 1to 1:30p.m. be­gin­ning Sept. 13. Ages 3-5 with care­giver . No regis­tra­tion re­quired. This is a bilin­gual sto­ry­time. Come and en­joy sto­ries and songs in Span­ish and English. Pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ursi­nus Col­lege. Go – the Sur­round­ing Game: Thurs­day af­ter­noons from 4to 5:30p.m. be­gin­ning Sept. 14. For stu­dents in grades five to 12. Reg­is­ter on­line at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org, call 610-933-3013 ext. 124or visit the li­brary. Mi­crosoft Of­fice & More!: Learn Mi­crosoft’s Of­fice 2013 pro­grams and more in a se­ries of free classes on se­lected Satur­days through De­cem­ber. IT pro­fes­sional Ernie Tid­ball is the in­struc­tor. The class sched­ule is as fol­lows: Sept. 16(Ex­cel Ba­sic); Oct. 7(Word Ba­sic); Oct. 21(Ex­cel In­ter­me­di­ate); Oct. 28 (Out­look); Nov. 4(Word In­terme- di­ate); 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 2013 in­stalled (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 and mouse 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 Your Own Acrylic Paint­ing: Sept. 18from 6:30to 8:30 p.m. Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a step-by-step paint­ing class with lo­cal artist Amy Hath­away. The $15ma­te­ri­als fee in­cludes a 16-by-20-inch can­vas and all the sup­plies for cre­at­ing an art piece. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. This event is open to the pub­lic. Light re­fresh­ments served. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013

ext. 132. Fi­nan­cial Aid Sem­i­nar: Sept. 21at 7p.m. Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a fi­nan­cial aid sem­i­nar for col­lege-bound high school stu­dents and their fam­i­lies. Kevin Bukat­man, pres­i­dent of Col­lege Plan­ning Ser­vice Amer­ica, will be the pre­sen­ter. In this sem­i­nar, you will learn how to de­ter­mine your fam­ily’s Ex­pected Fam­ily Con­tri­bu­tion, the dif­fer­ence be­tween need­based and merit-based fi­nan­cial aid, strate­gies to max­i­mize and en­hance your fi­nan­cial aid pack­age, the dif­fer­ent method­olo­gies used to de­ter­mine your fi­nan­cial aid, what col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties value on their ap­pli­ca­tions, where to find out­side schol­ar­ship pro­grams and the true cost of at­ten­dance at lo­cal and na­tional col­leges and uni­versi-

ties. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132. The Great Amer­i­can Song­book: Sept. 25at 7p.m. Lo­cal singers Teresa D’An­drea, mezzo-so­prano, and Thadd Shirey, bari­tone, will sing from The Great Amer­i­can Song­book. Their pro­gram will fea­ture songs by Gersh­win, Ber­lin and Porter, as well as mu­sic from Broad­way. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary. org or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132.

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.

Area events

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 $1 per ticket ser­vice fee. No mem­ber or guest passes ac­cepted for this event. Visit for the­colo­nialthe­atre.com/pro­grams/ital­ianall-night-splat­ter­fest-6/ for tick­ets and ad­di­tional de­tails. “Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels”: Forge The­atre will present “Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels” Sept. 8 through Oct. 1. Forge The­atre is lo­cated at 241First Ave., Phoenixville. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit for­geth­e­atre.org. 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 and­wine, 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. Craft Mar­ket­place: The Friends of Pen­ny­packer Mills, a 501(c) (3) cor­po­ra­tion that raises funds to sup­port the Pen­ny­packer Mills his­tor­i­cal site lo­cated at 5 Halde­man Road in Sch­wenksville, will hold its sixth an­nual Craft Mar­ket­place Satur­day, Sept. 16, from 9:30a.m. to 3 p.m.on the grounds of the Mills. The Craft Mar­ket­place is ex­pect­ing 70-plus skilled crafts­men. Hand­crafted items iwill nclude scroll­saw art and or­na­ments with an on­go­ing demon­stra­tion; woolen wares made of an­gora, al­paca and lla­mas (and the bun­nies will be there, too); re­pur­posed wine corks and bot­tles; dig­i­tal art; stained glass; ster­ling and gem­stone jew­elry; beaded jew­elry; metal sculp­ture and jew­elry; baby items; re­pur­posed wood items; fab­ric crafts; jams and jel­lies; Amish fur­ni­ture and bird houses from an­tique lo­cal

barns; soaps and more. All pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit Pen­ny­packer Mills. For in­for­ma­tion, call Carol at 610-489-9732, email gram­myx5@ver­i­zon.net or visit

friend­sppm.org or mont­copa.org/pen­ny­pack­er­mills.

Sorop­ti­mist of Phoenixville Women’s Nine, Wine & Dine: Sept. 27. En­joy nine holes of golf at Phoenixville Coun­try Club, fol­lowed by cock­tail hour with cru­dités, raf­fles and silent auc­tion then onto din­ner with guest speaker Sue Wel­don, founder and pres­i­dent of Unite for HER. Regis­tra­tion 1to 2:30p.m.; tee time 2:30p.m.; cock­tails and cru­dités 5:30to 6:30p.m.; din­ner and speaker 6:30to 8:30 p.m. Cost: golf and din­ner: $90; din­ner only: $50. Reg­is­ter at sorop­ti­mist­pxv.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact siphoenixvil­le­golf@gmail.com.

Church News

First UCC Roy­ers­ford: Lin­field UCC will join First UCC, Roy­ers­ford, 367Wash­ing­ton St., Roy­ers­ford, for wor­ship Sept. 3 at 9:30a.m. The Rev Ann Few will preach, and Kathy Bieski will play pi­ano. Fel­low­ship will fol­low. The Church Women will meet at 11a.m. The Men’s Fel- low­ship group from First UCC, Roy­ers­ford will meet at Cor­ner Café in Roy­ers­ford at 8:30a.m. Sept. 10for break­fast. The fall sched­ule will be­gin Sept. 10 with Sun­day School for all ages meet­ing at 10a.m. in the So­cial Hall. A new book study led by Pastor Deb will start based on “What is the Bi­ble?: How an An­cient Li­brary of Poems, Let­ters, and Sto­ries Can Trans­form the Way You Think and Feel About Ev­ery­thing.” Wor­ship will be held at 11a.m. and a spe­cial col­lec­tion for Bethany Chil­dren’s Home — send­ing Dar­lene “Over the Edge” will be taken.

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