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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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, email, 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. Math 24Club: Mondays from 5 to 5:45p.m. For those in grades three to five. Math 24is a game that builds strong mental math and problem-solving skills. Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story: Second Wednesday of the month from1to 1:30p.m. Ages 3-5with 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 4 to 5:30p.m. For students in grades five to 12. Register online at phoenixvillelibrary.org, call 610-933-3013ext. 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: 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 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. Phoenix Book Club: The Phoenix Book Club will meet Monday, Oct. 2, from 7to 8:30p.m. at Phoenixville Public Library. The group will discuss “The Door” by Magda Szabo, translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix. A copy of this book may be reserved at the library or at ccls.org. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 610-9333013ext. 132or email mpinto@ ccls.org. Mixed Media Class: Phoenixville Public Library will host a mixed media class for all ages Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7p.m. Geraldine Guzman is the craft instructor. Join us for this creative explosion of art making on canvas using all kinds of media, including fabric, decorative 3D flowers, glitter, puffy paint, beads, gems, yarn, beautiful images, fancy paper and quotes. All materials are included with the $12fee, payable at the door. Whether you have no experience or lots of experience, this class is for you. This event is open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary. org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132. The Pennsylvania Railroad in the Schuylkill Valley: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free talk on “The Pennsylvania Railroad in the Schuylkill Valley” Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7p.m. Retired radio broadcast technician and former Pennsylvania Railroad worker Carl Landeck will present this slide-illustrated talk, which will highlight the railroad’s history and operations as well as the geography of the Schuylkill Valley. 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. Hamilton the Revolutionary: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free lecture on “Hamilton the Revolutionary” Monday, Oct. 9, at 7p.m. Historian Roger Arthur will be the speaker. This introduction to American statesman Alexander Hamilton will discuss his origin in the West Indies, emigration to North America, college years and involvement in the American War of Independence. The lecture will end with the advent of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. 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. Open Mic Night forWriters: Phoenixville Public Library will host its next Open Mic Night for Writers Monday, Oct. 16, beginning at 6:30p.m. Writers are invited to share their work in an engaging and fun setting, with the opportunity to network with other practitioners of the writing craft. Readers are limited to five minutes or four pages, whichever comes first. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Separate registration for readers and listeners is required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013ext. 132. Solving the Social Security Puzzle: Phoenixville Public Library will host the free presentation “Solving the Social Security Puzzle” Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Ethan Quirin of The Scharf Group LLC will be the speaker. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or by call-
ing 610-933-3013ext. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”: Forge Theatre will present “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” through Oct. 1. Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave., Phoenixville. For more information, visit forgetheatre. org. RevolutionaryWar EncampmentWalk: Come hear the story of the encampment of General Washington and his soldiers at Pennypacker Mills in 1777as we walk on the grounds noting where soldiers camped and to see the gravesites where some were buried Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1to 2p.m. Meet at the porch of the mansion for the walk. After the walk, come into the Pennypacker mansion for a guided tour and to see the new exhibit on the encampment, “War Comes to the Mills.” For all ages. Free; suggested donation: $2/person. For more information, visit montcopa.org/pennypackermills or call 610-287-9349. Exhibit Opening: The opening for the exhibit “A Peek into The Unusual Imagination of Microbarbi” will be held Friday, Oct. 6, from 6to 9p.m. at Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area, 204Church St., Phoenixville. The exhibit will feature Microbarbi’s creations and highlighting rare local antique toy collections. Attendees at the opening will receive a special pass to the exclusive wine and cheese afterparty at the Colonial Theatre. This is a free event. Community Day: The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville will sponsor its annual Community Day Saturday, Oct. 7, in Reeves Park. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 14. The perimeter of the park will be filled with a variety of vendors, including a flea market, new items, crafts and community groups. Children’s games and activities and food vendors will be located within the park. Entertainment will take place throughout the day at the bandshell. In addition, local fire companies will bring their trucks and equipment to display on Main Street between Second and Third avenues. Vendors will be set up by 8a.m. All other activities will begin at 9a.m. All activities conclude at 3p.m. The cost to rent a stand for vendors is $15if paid by Oct. 5. After that date, the cost is $20. The cost for food vendors is $75. In addition, food vendors are responsible for obtaining a Temporary Event License from the Chester County Health Department. For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact John Keenan of the Kiwanis Club at 610-246-5388. Chicken BBQ: The Perkiomen Township Fire Company will have its Fall Chicken BBQ Oct. 7from 2to 6p.m. at the firehouse at Route 29and Trappe Road. This will be takeout only. Women Entrepreneurs & Women Veterans Expo: State Rep. Warren Kampf, R-157, will present the Women Entrepreneurs & Women Veterans Expo Oct. 7from 2to 7p.m. in the Phoenixville Middle School gymnasium, 1000Purple Pride Parkway, Phoenixville. This is an opportunity for women to connect from different professional sectors to educate, share information and inspire women of all ages to become successful business owners. It is an opportunity to provide an environment for women entrepreneurs to promote their products or services, develop new customers and exposure for their business, learn, expand and network with other businesses. There will be an award given to the “Women Entrepreneur of the Year.” The event will feature educational platforms, an entrepreneur’s panel, networking, entertainment, prizes and raffles. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dolores Winston at 484-378-6116or dolly@ heretoapparel.com. For more information, visit heretoapparel. com. Women’s Retreat: Calvary Bible Church will hold its Women’s Fall Retreat with Cathy Tanana Oct. 14at 9a.m. at the church, 110 Valley Park Road, Phoenixville. Tanana is the wife of former Detroit Tigers pitcher Frank Tanana. The theme of this year’s event is “Riches Beyond the Diamond.” The cost of the event, including a boxed lunch, will be $15. Register at cbcyouth.wufoo.com/forms/ w1amp11516g8ufp. For more information, call 610-933-6225 or email email@example.com. The Clinic Anniversary Dinner: The Clinic will host its annual dinner at 6p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the RiverCrest Country Club in Phoenixville. This year, the dinner will commemorate The Clinic’s 15years of service to the underserved and underprivileged in our community. The program will include keynote speeches from The Clinic’s founders, Dr. B. Lorna Stuart and the Rev. Marie Swayze. In addition, state Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, will speak. The Annual Dinner is a signature fundraiser for The Clinic, which hopes to raise more than $20,000to cover costs associated with caring for those who either have no health insurance or are unable to meet the cost of high deductibles and other health care expenses. The combined Annual Dinner & 15th Anniversary Celebration will begin with a cocktail hour from 6to 7p.m., and dinner will commence at 7p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at theclinicpa. org. All proceeds will help provide health care services for the underserved and underprivileged population.
First UCC Royersford: First UCC, Royersford, 367Washington St., Royersford. Sunday School for all ages meeting at 10 a.m. in the Social Hall and worship at 11a.m.