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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 email@example.com 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 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.
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 email@example.com. 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