“Play On”: Forge Theatre will stage “Play On!” Nov. 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18. The Nov. 11 performance will be at 2 p.m.; all other shows will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and are available at forgetheatre.org or by calling 610-935-1920. Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave., Phoenixville.
Free Dental Day: Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville, 399 Arcola Road, Collegeville, will hold its fifth annual free dental day Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will consist of games, raffles, a DJ, refreshments, medical and wellness checks, makeup lessons and health screenings by Phoenixville Tower Health Hospital. For more information, visit collegevilledentistry.com.
“Murder on the Nile” Auditions: Forge Theatre will host auditions for Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” Nov. 4 and 6 at 7 p.m. All ages and both genders are needed. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Bring a list of all known conflicts. Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Performances will be on the first three weekends in March. Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave., Phoenixville.
Holiday Bazaar: Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 251 Perkiomen Ave., Schwenksville, will hold a holiday bazaar Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will feature raffle baskets, a chance to win a 40-inch TV, handmade gifts, crafts, vendors and a bake table. Lunch is available for purchase. For more information, contact Eleanor Risell at 610-287-9520.
Community Turkey Dinner: Trinity Christian UCC Skippack, 2009 Church Road, Skippack, will host a community turkey dinner Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. Meals will be eat in or takeout. Tickets: $12 for people older than 12; $7 children 5 to 12; children 5 and younger free. For tickets, call 610-454-7744. Walk-ins welcome.
Julia’s Palooza: The sixth annual Julia’s Palooza to benefit Royersford-based Julia’s Grace Foundation will take palce Saturday, Nov. 10, with a Family Fun Fair from noon to 4 p.m. with a $5 admission fee and a Beef and Beer from 7 p.m. to midnight with a $30 admission fee (which includes an afternoon ticket) at the Friendship Firehouse, 269 Green St., Royersford. Both events will include music, food and Julia’s favorite, waffles and ice cream. The evening event will also feature a basket drawing. Tickets for both events can be purchased in advance at juliasgracefoundation.org or the door while supplies last.
Cars 4 Classrooms Fundraiser: Tri County CDJR will host a Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraiser for Evans Elementary students Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents and friends of the school will have the opportunity to earn money for Evans Elementary students by taking a brief test drive in the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid. Any licensed driver age 18 or older may drive and earn on the school’s behalf. Tri County CDJR will provide vehicles and staff to assist drivers with fundraising test drives. For each test drive taken during the fundraising event, Chrysler will donate $10 to Evans Elementary. Additionally, all test drive participants will be entered into the 2018 FCA US National Sweepstakes at registration for a chance to win $45,000 toward an eligible vehicle from any one of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Truck and FIAT brands.
A Gilded Christmas: Pennypacker Mills will offer the
A Gilded Christmas holiday tour fFrom Tuesday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. See period-style Christmas ornaments and decorations used throughout the mansion in addition to original 1900s ornaments and greeting cards on exhibit in the Galleries. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Tours are free, with a suggested donation of $2 per person. Pennypacker Mills is located at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. For information, visit montcopa.org/pennypackermills or call 610-287-9349.
A Victorian Christmas Open House: Pennypacker Mills will hold A Victorian Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 8 p.m. with a handbell choir and a Victorian Santa Claus on the mansion porch. Inside the mansion, see living historians portray family and friends. At each room, meet an interpreter who will share how the Christmas holiday started back in the early 1900s. In the kitchen, see a demonstration of how clear toy candy was made in multiple shapes. Pennypacker Mills is located at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. For information, visit montcopa.org/pennypackermills or call 610-287-9349.
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 email@example.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 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.
First-time Home Buyer Workshop: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free first-time home buyer workshop Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Kimberly Kozelsky, First Choice Loan Services, and Donna Cable, Re/Max Professional, will be the presenters. This informational seminar will discuss mortgages, pre-approvals, common myths of credit, types of loan programs, buyer’s agents, agreements of sale, home inspections and the importance of communication during the home buying process. 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.
Phoenix Book Club: The Phoenix Book Club will meet Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. The group will discuss “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly. A copy of this book may be reserved at the library or at ccls.org. Free. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email email@example.com.
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 RoséColored 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.
Longwood Gardens Focus Group: The Phoenixville Public Library will host a focus group on behalf of Longwood Gardens Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Longwood Gardens would love to hear residents’ thoughts and views on how they can improve engagement with the community and make it easier to access the gardens, located in Kennett Square. All are invited to join this focus group discussion with other community residents that will feed into Longwood’s organizational thinking and activity. The group will be moderated
by Meghan McVety of Capacity for Change. The session will last approximately 90 minutes. Participants will be provided incentives for taking part. 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.
Veterans Benefits Seminar: The Phoenixville Public Library will host a free Veterans Benefits Seminar on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Attorney Rebecca Hobbs of O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei P.C. will be the speaker. This informational seminar on Veterans Administration benefits will address the application process, asset and income requirements and pensions. 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.
Christmas Card Making Workshop for Adults: Craft instructor Helen Burnley will host a Christmas Card Making Workshop for Adults Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. Make three cards. Cost is $10, payable in cash 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. Schuylkill River Indians: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation, The Schuylkill River Indians: First Residents of the Phoenixville Area, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Paul Kusko, of the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area, will be the presenter. Beginning with the historical society’s collection of local Lenape artifacts and using credible historical documents and texts and Moravian Missionary diaries, this presentation will tell the story of the Lenape people. 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.
Laundry 101: Phoenixville Public Library will host another life skills program in its Adulting”series with Laundry 101 Monday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. Catherine Galanes is the instructor. Bring a shirt to iron, something that needs a button, an article of clothing with a split seam or a stubborn stain. Galanes will show how to remedy these common issues. 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. Stress-Free Home for the Holidays with Essential Oils: Natural health Educator Megan Koppel will host Stress-Free Home for the Holidays with Essential Oils Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn oilers’ favorite tips, tricks and recipes for rest and stress management, preventing the spread of illness and dialing up the joy. Create a personalized blend. Materials fee 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.
Medicare Counseling: Free, unbiased, confidential appointments with a certified APPRISE Medicare counselor will be offered at Phoenixville Public Library during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period. Appointments will be available Wednesdays through Dec. 5 at noon and 1:30 and 3 p.m. APPRISE is the state-run Medicare counseling program. This service is free and open to the public. To schedule an appointment, call 610-3445234 and leave your name, phone number and a good time to call you back.
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 AmoahAggrey, RYT/Carmen Molina, RYT, for all levels of yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome. Email questions to yoga.vaayu@ gmail.com.
Movie Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 2 and 6 p.m. School is out. Check out the new “Incredibles” movie. Enjoy a free movie and popcorn with your friends. Optional: bring your own comfortable chair to lounge in.
Tail Waggin’ Tales: Wednesday, Nov.13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Drop in and read to certified pet therapy dogs. No appointment needed. Come practice your read-aloud skills. All ages and reading abilities welcome.
Laughter Yoga: Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Join Laughter Yoga leader Chris Filippini: the second Thursday of each month for an evening of fun exercise. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with deep yogic breathing to the gain health benefits of laughing without having to rely on humor. Bring a bottle of water and a willingness to laugh on purpose. No mats needed. No fee required; donations to the library accepted. Use Church Street entrance.
Minecraft Night — BYOT: Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your own tablet (or laptop) and your Minecraft account information. Play Minecraft and show of your creations. Registration requested.
Read, Think, Chat: Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Join a lively discussion of books. The book to be discussed is “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.
Cookbook Club and Monthly Potluck: Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at the library to make a recipe from the cookbook of the month and then join to eat, discuss and share in joy of cooking (and baking). Featured cookbook: “The Gourmet Cookie Book: the single best recipe from each year 1941-2009.”
Red Cross Blood Drive: Thursday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 7 p.m. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org. Complete your Rapid Pass the day of the blood drive to shorten your registration time. The blood drive will be held in the auditorium. Use Church Street entrance. Walk-ins welcomed; however, appointments are highly recommended. Call 610-287-8360 for more information.
Writers Assemble: Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4:30 p.m. Join a monthly writing club. Meet other people who love to write. Come to write or to get or give feedback.
Cookies with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa. Enjoy snacks and a craft. Santa’s visit is co-sponsored by LBAC Travel. Call 610-287-8360.
First UCC, Royersford: First UCC, Royersford, 367 Washington St., Royersford. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. The Rev. Deb Timmins will lead worship at 11 a.m. celebrating Reformation Sunday. A congregational conversation will take place after worship. Book Club will be held Tuesday night.