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Area events

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—food-fes­ti­val-2138946210. For a full list of ven­dors and more in­for­ma­tion, visit winebeer­food­fes­ti­ 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 getwell­ 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 for­geth­e­

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.tick­ or con­tact Danielle Do­bisch at ddo­bisch@mont­ or 610-278-5239 or Anne Leav­itt-Gru­berger at aleav­itt@mont­ 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 stjohn­luth­

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 pac­ The win­ner will be an­nounced Sun­day, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. at Com­mu­nity Arts Phoenixville.

Phoenixville Public Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 183 Sec­ond Ave., phoenixvil­leli­, 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 ed­

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 mp­

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 johnarge­

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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 mp­

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 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 shaf­fer.m.chris­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 The group is free and open to the public. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email mp­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Fam­i­ Ge­neal­ogy Se­ries: Phoenixville Public Li­brary will host the Fam­i­ 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 Fam­i­; 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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ (Reader Regis­tra­tion) or by email­ing mp­ 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 phoenixvil­leli­ (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

Church News

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.

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