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Area events

De­signer Hand­bag Bingo Fundraiser: The Beta Pi Chap­ter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Women Ed­u­ca­tors In­ter­na­tional will hold its an­nual De­signer Hand­bag Bingo Fundraiser Fri­day, Oct. 12, at the Black Rock Fire Com­pany in Phoenixville. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and bingo will be­gin at 7 p.m. Par­tic­i­pants can win a de­signer hand­bag and bid on silent auc­tion items in­clud­ing gift cards from both lo­cal and statewide ven­dors and themed gift bas­kets, along with raf­fles. The Beta Pi Chap­ter pro­motes ed­u­ca­tional ex­cel­lence, par­tic­u­larly for women, and pro­vides vol­un­teer ser­vices in com­mu­ni­ties where needed. One of the chap­ter’s ma­jor en­deav­ors is to pro­vide schol­ar­ships to high school and col­lege stu­dents, as well as to stu­dents with spe­cial needs such as those on the autis­tic spec­trum. The chap­ter of­fers fi­nan­cial sup­port and vol­un­teer ser­vices to emer­gency aid cen­ters, women’s abuse clin­ics and home­less shel­ters and other char­i­ties in­clud­ing the Ron­ald McDon­ald House. A cash bar and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able for sale. The cost is $25 in ad­vance. Mail checks, payable to DKG/Beta Pi, to Fern Detwiler, 84 Bon­nie Brae Road, Spring City, PA 19475. Adults only. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Detweiler at flde­twiler@com­cast.net or 610-983-0146. “A Place At The Ta­ble”: Phoenixville Area Com­mu­nity Ser­vices (PACS) will spon­sor a show­ing of the film “A Place at the Ta­ble,” which ex­am­ines how peo­ple can go hun­gry in a na­tion with large quan­ti­ties of food, at The Colo­nial The­atre in con­junc­tion with World Hunger Day, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. Tick­ets for the film are $10 and are avail­able on The Colo­nial The­atre Box Of­fice or on­line at the colo­nialthe­atre.com. Pro­ceeds from ticket sales will ben­e­fit PACS.

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 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 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 mp­into@ccls.org.

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 johnarge­seanu@gmail.com.

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.

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 mp­into@ccls.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.

Vi­o­lin­ist Ray­mond Mal­lary in Con­cert: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free con­cert by vi­o­lin­ist Ray­mond Mal­lari Tues­day, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Mal­lari will present a wide-rang­ing pro­gram of clas­si­cal gavottes, min­uets and bour­rées by Bach, Beethoven, Han­del and oth­ers, along­side tunes by Yiruma, Imag­ine Dragons, Calvin Har­ris/ Ri­hanna, and Swedish House Mafia. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar or by call­ing 610-9333013 ext. 132.

Fam­i­lySearch.org Genealogy Se­ries: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host the Fam­i­lySearch. org genealogy work­shop se­ries on Thurs­days through 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. 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.

Movie Night: The li­brary will screen “Ocean’s Eight” (PG-13, 110 min­utes) Thurs­day, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Light re­fresh­ments served. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar or by call­ing 610-9333013 ext. 132.

An­tiques & Col­lectibles: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host an an­tique and col­lectible in­for­ma­tion and ap­praisal event, “An­tiques & Col­lectibles: What’s Hot and What’s Not,” Mon­day, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Leon Cast­ner of Na­tional Ap­praisal Con­sul­tants and Brent Souder of Alder­fer Auc­tion will be the pre­sen­ters. A short video pre­sen­ta­tion will be­gin the even­ing, with the hosts re­veal­ing what types of items are not sell­ing well and what items are sur­pris­ing them. At­ten­dees may also bring an item or two for a free eval­u­a­tion by our ex­perts in a the­ater-type pre­sen­ta­tion. 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.

Fam­ily Movie Night: The Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will hold Fam­ily Movie Night Tues­day, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7:40 p.m. fea­tur­ing “Ho­tel Tran­syl­va­nia 3: Sum­mer Va­ca­tion” (PG, 1 hour, 37 min­utes). Light re­fresh­ments served. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Fall­ing Apart Syn­drome: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free pre­sen­ta­tion, “F.A.S. (Fall­ing Apart Syn­drome) Part 2: Lower Ex­tremity,” Tues­day, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. Dr. Jim Schaf­fer of Kim­ber­ton Chi­ro­prac­tic

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