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Wine Beer and Food Festival: The Spring-Ford Rotary Club will present the second annual Wine Beer and Food Festival (WBF Festival) Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at Limerick Community Park, Swamp Pike and Ziegler Road, Limerick. The event will raise funds for local nonprofits and the Limerick Township Parks and Recreation Department. The event will feature 40-plus beer vendors, food and live music from Sofa Kings and Vinyl Roots. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Early bird tickets are available until Sept. 17 for $25 at events.eventzilla.net/e/wine-beer—food-festival-2138946210. For a full list of vendors and more information, visit winebeerfoodfestival.com. Carnival for a Cure: The sixth annual Carnival for a Cure will be held at Reeves Park in Phoenixville. The carnival is open Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will feature rides and games midway provided by AEB Amusements, food, free stage entertainment, vendors and raffles. The event is open to all. This event is held by and benefits The Get Well Gabby Foundation. For more information, visit getwellgabby.org. Chicken BBQ: The Perkiomen Township Fire Company will hold its Fall Chicken BBQ from 2 to 6 p.m. or until sold out at its firehouse at Route 29 and Trappe Road. Cost: $10. This is takeout only.
“All Shook Up”: Forge Theatre will open its 57th season with the musical “All Shook Up” Sept. 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Show ticket prices are $19 adults), $15 under 18, and $17 65-plus. Due to limited seating and anticipated popularity, reservations are strongly recommended. Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave., Phoenixville. Parking is available at Washington and Main streets. For more information, visit forgetheatre.org.
Farmer-Brewer Events: Montgomery County will host a AgBrewCulture event to connect local farmers with the rapidly growing community of Pennsylvania brewers, distillers and malters that are located in Montgomery County. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Two Particular Acres, 248 Rittenhouse Road, Royersford. The event is open to any business owner who wants to incorporate locally sourced products into a distillery, brewery or restaurant. They are also open to all farmers who are considering growing malting barley, hops or other ingredients for this burgeoning industry. Space is limited, and preregistration is free but required by one week prior to the events. To register, visit mcpc.ticketleap.com or contact Danielle Dobisch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-278-5239 or Anne Leavitt-Gruberger at email@example.com or 610278-3727.
Combatting the Spotted Lanternfly: Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a presentation on the spotted lanterfly Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, New Mill Road, Oaks. Learn more about an alarming invasive insect. The spotted lanternfly is a significant threat to Pennsylvania’s trees. Sally Sue Richmond, master gardener and senior lecturer in information science at Penn State Great Valley, will present this program specifically aimed at what can be done in the fall, as each season takes a different approach to eradication of the pest. All ages are welcome, but this program is better suited for high school and older. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person. Pre-registration is preferred. To reserve a space, call 610-666-5371. Participants should meet at the Main Pavilion. Event will be canceled if the weather is severe. For further information, call 610-666-5371.
Silver, Wood & Ivory: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville, will present “Silver, Wood & Ivory” in concert Sunday Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. Silver, wood and ivory are three creations of beauty found in nature. When you add the musical inspirations of Tracy Dietrich and Cindy Wittenberg, “Silver, Wood & Ivory” transform into a celestial musical journey. Whether it’s a familiar song that causes memories to come flooding back or a new melody that creates a sense of calm, Silver Wood & Ivory has created a body of work that will satisfy everyone’s melodic appetite. Together, this two-person orchestra of classically trained artists have fashioned a tapestry of music that stirs the soul. There is no admission charge, although a free-will offering will be received. A reception will follow the concert. For additional information, contact the church office at 610-933-3947 or visit stjohnluthphoenixville.org.
PACS Empty Bowls T-shirt Contest: High school students in the greater Phoenixville area are invited to submit a T-shirt design for the 12th annual PACS Empty Bowls Event, which will be held Nov. 2. This is the first year Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest to support Empty Bowls. T-shirts bearing the winning design will be on sale at this year’s Empty Bowls Event. Contest rules and entry form are available on pacsphx.org/events/390-2. The winner will be announced Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. at Community Arts Phoenixville.
Phoenixville Public Library
Library Info: 183 Second Ave., phoenixvillelibrary.org, 610-9333013 ext. 132. Reservations for events/programs can be made online or by calling the library.
Phoenix Fiction Writers: 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 9 p.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 5 to 7:30 p.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 610-9333013 ext. 132 or email email@example.com.
ESL Conversation Group: An ESL Conversation Group meets each Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Phoenixville Public Library. This free group is open to ESL students and anyone in the community looking to improve or practice their English. John Argeseanu is the group facilitator. For more information, call 610-457-5793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile Workforce 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 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., immediately following the weekly meeting of the Library’s Career Success Group. Call for more info.
Microsoft Word & Excel Classes: Phoenixville Public Library will host basic and intermediate level classes on Microsoft’s Word and Excel programs on selected Saturdays in September and October. The class schedule is as
follows: Excel Basic (Sept. 22), Word Intermediate (Oct. 20), Excel Intermediate (Oct. 27). Class time is 10 a.m. to noon. Paul Celentano is the instructor. Prerequisites for the classes are basic computing and computer file management skills. Participants should bring a notebook and a USB thumb drive and may bring their own laptop. This classes are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Reservations and class descriptions are available on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132. When registering, indicate if you will be bringing a laptop. Travelogue Night: See what your fellow library patrons did on their summer vacations at Phoenixville Public Library’s next Travelogue Night Monday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Spend an evening viewing other patrons’ vacation photos. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to show and tell you about his or her favorite destinations. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610933-3013 ext. 132. To share your digital photos or slides, contact Mark Pinto as soon as possible at 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email@example.com.
Solving the Social Security Puzzle: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation, “Solving the Social Security Puzzle,” Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Ethan Quirin of the Scharf Group LLC will be the speaker. This presentation will provide basic Social Security planning information you need to consider as you think about your retirement. 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.
Books on Tap: Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Conshohocken Brewing Co.’s Rec Room, 230 Bridge St., Phoenixville. The group will discuss “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. A copy of the book may be reserved at the library or at ccls.org. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. ood and drink not included but will be available for purchase. For more information, email Christine Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Coaching You to Find New Employment: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free workshop for jobseekers, “Coaching You to Find New Employment,” Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Laura Abarca from Abarca Career Coaching will be the presenter. Finding a job with a future means you need to do some work before you begin to apply. Even if you have always worked in the same industry, you do not have to stay in it for the rest of your working years. Before you commit to a job search, you’ll need to do some homework. This free workshop will teach you how to brand yourself and will offer guidelines for winning resumes, cover letters, employment applications and interviews. 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.
AARP Smart Driver 4-Hour Refresher Class: Phoenixville Public Library will host the AARP Smart Driver 4-Hour Refresher Class Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The AARP Smart Driver course offers attendees an opportunity to learn how to drive more efficiently and safely. Participants will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Attendees will learn how they can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time and much more. Participants must have previously taken an 8-hour Smart Driver class in order to attend this refresher class and qualify for a possible insurance discount. Cost is $15 for AARP members presenting their card and $20 for non-members (check or money order only, payable to AARP Smart Driver). This event is open to the public. Lunch is not provided. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132.
Phoenix Book Club: The Phoenix Book Club will meet at Phoenixville Public Library Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. The group will discuss “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson. A copy of the book may be reserved at the library or at ccls.org. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email email@example.com. Adulting 101 — Financial Literacy: Phoenixville Public Library will host its next “Adulting 101” workshop teaching basic life skills Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Financial Literacy” will be taught by Catherine Galanes. Are your bills looming like a monster that always needs to be fed? Does balancing a checkbook give you the shakes? This class will help you with strategies to make the most of your paycheck and to develop a spending plan. This is a basic financial literacy course; investment advice will not be offered. 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. FamilySearch.org Genealogy Series: Phoenixville Public Library will host the FamilySearch.org genealogy workshop series on Thursdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. Shelli Nye, director of the Valley Forge Family History Center, will be the presenter. The schedule of workshops is as follows: Oct. 4: Family Tree on FamilySearch. org; Oct. 11: Documenting Your Family on Family Tree; Oct. 18: Finding Digitized Records on FamilySearch.org; Oct. 25: How to Think Like a Researcher; Nov. 1: More Places to Look. These events are free and open to the public. Workshop descriptions and required reservations for each workshop are available on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Hamilton the Duelist: Phoenixville Public Library will present a free lecture, “Hamilton the Duelist”, Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. Historian Roger Arthur will be the speaker. The sad and tragic conclusion to the story of Alexander Hamilton explores the question, “Why would he do that?” Arthur will discuss the meaning of “honor” in the
early 19th century and the most famous duel in America’s history. 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.
AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop: Phoenixville Public Library will host the AARP Smart DriverTEK workshop Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Gregory Cindric, a driver safety instructor with AARP, will be the presenter. Learn how to utilize the latest high-tech safety features in your current or future car to make driving safer and more enjoyable. Discover the safety benefits of blind spot warning systems, forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, smart headlights and more. Note that there is no car insurance discount associated with this class. Cost is $5, payable at the door. 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.
Open Mic Night for Writers: Are you a poet, an author, a blogger or someone who just writes for enjoyment? Come share your work at Phoenixville Public Library’s next Open Mic Night for Writers Monday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. In an engaging and fun setting, the event also offers the opportunity to network with other practitioners of the writing craft. Readers are limited to five minutes or four pages, whichever comes first. Content must be suitable for an audience that may include children. Space is limited. Advance registration required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org (Reader Registration) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Prefer to just come and listen? Spend an enjoyable evening with local writers as they read from their work. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org (Listener Registration) or by calling 610933-3013 ext. 132.
Wine, Wit & Wisdom: Tickets are now available for Wine, Wit & Wisdom, a benefit for Phoenixville Public Library, to be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at Rivercrest Golf Club & Preserve, 100 Golf Club Drive, Phoenixville. The evening will include a wine tasting, dinner and a silent auction and will feature guest speakers Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella, authors of “I See Life Through Rosé Colored Glasses.” Presented by Towne Book Center. Wine presentation by Michael Walsh, Delaware Valley Sommelier & Culinary Society. Tickets are $125; first-time attendees are $90. Tickets are available online. For more information, call Lauren Coy at 610-933-3013 ext. 131.
Perkiomen Valley Library
Library Info: 290 Second St., Schwenksville. Call 610-2878360 for registration and information.
Yoga: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Teens and adults. Drop-in for $5 per session. Join Adjoa Amoah Aggrey, RYT/Carmen Molina, RYT, for all levels of yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome. Email questions to email@example.com.
First UCC, Royersford: First UCC, Royersford, 367 Washington St., Royersford will hold a Blessing of the Animals service outside (weather permitting; inside in the Social Hall if rain) Sept. 23 at the 11 a.m. worship service. The church will also collect towels, canned dog and cat food and pet toys for the SPCA.