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Com­mu­nity Events

Christ­mas Cookie Sale: Holy Trin­ity Or­tho­dox Church, 1236 Ju­niper St., Pottstown, will hold its an­nual Christ­mas cookie sale Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. un­til sold out. A va­ri­ety of home­made tra­di­tional and eth­nic cook­ies will be for sale. Gift bas­ket raf­fles will be fea­tured. On-site park­ing is avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit holytrin­i­ty­ or call 610-327-1542. Potts­grove Manor by Can­dle­light: Tour Potts­grove Manor as it is il­lu­mi­nated by can­dle­light and dec­o­rated for the yule­tide sea­son Sun­day, Dec. 9, from 2 to 8 p.m. See the house come alive as liv­ing his­tory in­ter­preters in­vite one and all to take part in the mer­ri­ment of the hol­i­days. En­joy sea­sonal fa­vorites such as the desserts that are a sta­ple of Twelfth Night. Cel­e­brate with the house­hold ser­vants and un­cover the tra­di­tions of Box­ing Day. Test your wit and mem­ory in the par­lor games of the 18th cen­tury and find out if you can sing along with the his­toric mu­sic. Kids of all ages are in­vited to take a piece of the hol­i­day spirit home with a make-and-take craft. Vis­i­tors should fol­low the signs for park­ing at Pottstown Me­mo­rial Park, 75 W. King St. There they can board a shut­tle that will take them to Potts­grove Manor. The pro­gram wel­comes all ages, and there is a sug­gested $2 do­na­tion per per­son. All are en­cour­aged to dress for the weather as part of the tour does in­clude be­ing out­doors. Potts­grove Manor by Can­dle­light will be held weather per­mit­ting. Potts­grove Manor is lo­cated at 100 W. King St., Pottstown. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-326-4014 or visit mont­­grove­manor.


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

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.potts­

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] hopechur­

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]­ 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. but­ter­cup­ 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. mom­

Meatout Veg­e­tar­ian/Ve­gan

Sup­port And Out­reach: Con­tact Veron­ica or Ge­or­gia Smith at [email protected] or 610-9704539. 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

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]

Builders Club Thurs­day: Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Drop in with your friends and dis­cover a va­ri­ety of ways to build. Dis­cover new, fun ways to build each month. No ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Knit­ters: Thurs­day, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Bring your nee­dles and yarn. Be­gin­ners wel­come. Share your pro­jects, learn a new stitch and make new friends. The knit­ters meet on the first Thurs­day of each month.

Tail Wag­gin’ Tales: Wed­nes­day, Dec. 11, 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.

Sto­ries and Songs with Mrs. Car­les: Wed­nes­day, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Join Mrs. Car­les each week to ex­plore hol­i­day mu­sic through sto­ries, songs and crafts, fea­tur­ing live gui­tar mu­sic and hands-on fun. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested.

Christ­mas Cookie & Movie:

Satur­day, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. Kids Cookie Dec­o­rat­ing at 10 a.m., fol­lowed by a screen­ing of “The Po­lar Ex­press” at 10:45 a.m. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested.

Read, Think, Chat: Tues­day, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Join a lively dis­cus­sion of books. The book to be dis­cussed is “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Lar­son.

Amer­i­can Girl Tea: Wed­nes­day, Dec. 26, at 2 p.m. Join us to dis­cuss your fa­vorite Amer­i­can Girl books, play games, cre­ate an art project and par­take of tea. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested.

Writ­ers As­sem­ble: Thurs­days Dec. 27, 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.

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