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Com­mu­nity Events

Craft Fair: The Sanatoga Fire Com­pany Aux­il­iary will hold a craft fair Satur­day, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sanatoga Fire Com­pany, 2222 E. High St., Sanatoga. The event will fea­ture crafts, baked goods and home made soups. Lunch will be served.

Adop­tion and Fos­ter Care In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion: Di­akon Adop­tion & Fos­ter Care will present a free in­for­ma­tional ses­sion on adop­tion and child and youth fos­ter care Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at Manatawny Manor, 30 Old Schuylkill Road, Pottstown. Di­akon staff will ex­plain fos­ter par­ent­ing, as well as the pro­cesses in­volved in adopt­ing or fos­ter­ingto-adopt a child or youth. Peo­ple in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing are asked to call 610-682-1504 to reg­is­ter.

Pottstown Area Artists Guild

Talk: The Pottstown Area Artists Guild will spon­sor a talk by artist Lisa Muller Tues­day, Nov. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Boyer Gallery at The Hill School Cen­ter For The Arts, 760 Beech St., Pottstown. Muller will talk a lit­tle about the tran­si­tion from ce­ram­ics to paint­ing ad­dress­ing tech­nique, ma­te­ri­als and con­cept. She will share im­ages of the twist­ing path a paint­ing takes on its way to com­ple­tion. Ideas of mess mak­ing, ge­om­e­try, the gift of blind al­leys, ac­ci­den­tal mean­ing, and fluc­tu­at­ing con­fi­dence in the process will come up, along with the im­por­tance of meth­ods that in­sure the un­ex­pected. This event is free and open to the pub­lic.

An­nounce­ments

Pottstown Area Gar­den Club: meets on the first Fri­day of each month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. The club is open to any­one in­ter­ested in all as­pects of gar­den­ing, in­clud­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion in hor­ti­cul­ture, flo­ral and land­scape de­sign, gar­den study and flower show schools.

PMMC Of­fer­ing Free Child Care Safety Check: Pottstown Me­mo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter is of­fer­ing free car seat safety checks on the third Fri­day of ev­ery month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Good­will Am­bu­lance Com­pany, 714 E. High St., Pottstown. Child Cer­ti­fied Pas­sen­ger Safety Tech­ni­cians and trained vol­un­teers will check child car seats for: re­calls and dam­age; best fit for weight, height, and age; and will teach in­stal­la­tion tech­niques. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, please call: 610327-7145.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery: The new­est min­istry at Hopewell Com­mu­nity Church, 1130 Com­merce Drive, Pottstown, will “Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery” through meet­ings ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery deals with Hurts, Hang Ups, and yes Habits. It is a twelve step pro­gram, un­like other pro­grams we know who our “higher power” is, the one and only God and it is bib­li­cally based. We will honor Je­sus and Praise Him. All of the stud­ies will em­pha­size for­give­ness and sal­va­tion. The “Eight Prin­ci­ples” are based on the Beat­i­tudes for the pur­pose of lead­ing all who at­tend on the path to­ward re­cov­ery. Con­tact Shel­don Rosen­berg or call 610-326-8450.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery: Bib­li­cally based re­cov­ery pro­gram sup­ports peo­ple who strug­gle with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Meets ev­ery Thurs­day at 7 p.m. in Room 205⁄207 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gil­bertsville. For more in­for­ma­tion on this con­fi­den­tial and anony­mous sup­port group, call 610-323-2353 or visit www.newhanoverumc.org.

The Mon­day Morn­ing Mir­a­cle Al-Anon Fam­ily Group: meets ev­ery Mon­day at 11 a.m. at the Trin­ity Re­formed United Church of Christ lo­cated at 60 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA. Please park in the rear of the church. We meet in the Choir Room. It is an open meet­ing and one hour long.

Potts­grove Re­cre­ation Board:

Mon­day/Thurs­day: Ta­ble Ten­nis, Potts­grove High School cafe­te­ria, 7 p.m.; Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day: Women’s Ex­er­cise, Potts­grove High School cafe­te­ria, 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion on any of these ac­tiv­i­ties, please visit the web­site at www.potts­groverec.com.

Quilt­mak­ers of Boy­er­town:

The group ex­tends a stand­ing in­vi­ta­tion to their monthly meet­ings, held at Good Shep­herd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadel­phia Ave., Boy­er­town, at 7 p.m. on the last Wed­nes­day of the month.

Prayer Time: Hope UMC, 117 North Mono­cacy Creek Road in Dou­glassville, last Fri­day of month 7 to 8 p.m. Open in­vi­ta­tion for any­one. For in­for­ma­tion call 610-385-7141 or email ad­[email protected] hopechur­chamity.org.

Moms Club of Potts­grove/ Pottstown: Meet­ing ev­ery third Wed­nes­day 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, off High St. in Pottstown. The MOMS Club of Potts­grove/Pottstown wel­comes all stay-at-home moms and their chil­dren from the area. A na­tional sup­port group, chap­ter of­fers play­groups, ac­tiv­i­ties, Mom’s Night Out, scrap­book and book clubs and many other op­por­tu­ni­ties to get moms and chil­dren out to meet and play with oth­ers. Con­tact Nau­rae at nau­[email protected]­mail.com or 801376-2009.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery: Meet­ing at Free­dom Fel­low­ship, 239 Main Street, East Greenville (in rear, lower level), each Fri­day at 7 p.m. Need help with your hurts, hangups and habits? Let us help. 12-step faith-based re­cov­ery pro­gram. Call Pas­tor Cindy for more info or just c’mon over! Call 610-698-4756.

Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Sup­port Group: The Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s Monthly Sup­port Group meets the third Thurs­days at Chest­nut Knoll As­sisted Liv­ing, 120 W. 5th Street in Boy­er­town from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet and share with other care­givers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sim­i­lar is­sues. We do of­fer free respite care in a se­cured area for loved ones dur­ing the meet­ing. To ask ques­tions or ar­range for the respite care call 610-473-8066.

Used Book Sale: Labyrinth Used Books and Gifts, First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown. Se­lec­tion of sec­u­lar and re­li­gious books avail­able for bar­gain prices. Many pop­u­lar au­thors are avail­able. There are also self help, ref­er­ence and travel books, cook­books, and chil­dren’s books. Small gift items also avail­able at low price. Fri­day, noon to 4 p.m. and Satur­day, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first Satur­day of month is bag sale.

Open Bead­ing Night: Free at But­ter­cup Beads from 6 to 8:30 p.m. once a month. Bring a project you’re work­ing on or start a new one in com­pany of other Bead­ers at our monthly bead soirée. Byob, snacks to share. Call to save seat. Check web­site cal­en­dar for dates. Ages 16 and up. We hold jewelry mak­ing classes, kids and adult jewelry mak­ing par­ties, fin­ished ar­ti­san jewelry, va­ri­ety of beads. www. but­ter­cup­beads.com. But­ter­cup Beads 1123 Pawl­ings Road, Audubon 484-524-8231.

Moms Club Of New Hanover Town­ship: Group of “Moms Of­fer­ing Moms Sup­port” for moth­ers at home (at least part time) rais­ing their chil­dren. Monthly busi­ness meet­ing on sec­ond Fri­days at 9:30 a.m. at a lo­cal church. Visi­tors in­clud­ing moms and their chil­dren al­ways wel­come. If you are in­ter­ested in mem­ber­ship or at­tend­ing meet­ing, e-mail mom­[email protected] Visit www. mom­sclubofnht.webs.com.

Meatout Vege­tar­ian/Ve­gan Sup­port And Out­reach:

Con­tact Veron­ica or Ge­or­gia Smith at [email protected] or 610-970-4539. Perkiomen Val­ley Library At Sch­wenksville Monthly Book Dis­cus­sion: fourth Tues­days at 7 p.m. at the cor­ner of Sec­ond and Church streets in Sch­wenksville. Light re­fresh­ments and con­ver­sa­tion. Read the book prior to dis­cus­sion. Free and open to pub­lic. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested. Call 610-287-8360.

Berks Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion Well­ness Events

Travel Im­mu­niza­tions (by ap­point­ment only): For those

trav­el­ing to other coun­tries, Berks VNA has travel im­mu­niza­tions avail­able at its Wy­omiss­ing lo­ca­tion at 1170 Berk­shire Boule­vard by ap­point­ment only be­tween the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, please call 610-378-0481.

Free Child Im­mu­niza­tion Clin­ics: Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion of Pottstown & Vicin­ity will hold free child­hood im­mu­niza­tion clin­ics each month for unin­sured and un­der-in­sured chil­dren (ages 0-18 years). By ap­point­ment only, the child­hood im­mu­niza­tion clin­ics are held at the VNAP fa­cil­ity lo­cated at 1963 East High Street, Pottstown. For more in­for­ma­tion or an im­mu­niza­tion sched­ule, please call 610-3780481 or visit www.vnapottstown.org.

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 [email protected]

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 19412009.”

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.

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.

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