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Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 183Se­cond Ave., www.phoenixvil­leli­, 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 ed­ 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@ 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 johnarge­ 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@Se­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­, 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 The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-9333013ext. 132or email mp­into@ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 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

“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 mont­­ny­pack­er­mills 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@ here­toap­ 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.wu­ w1am­p11516g8ufp. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-933-6225 or email of­fice@cal­vary­bible­ 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.

Church News

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.

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