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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 holytrinitypottstown.org 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 montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor.
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]hoo.com. Visit www. momsclubofnht.webs.com.
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 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] gmail.com.
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.