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Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 183 Sec­ond Ave., www.phoenixvil­leli­brary.org, 610-933-3013 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 ed­parmer@gmail.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 610933-3013 x132 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 johnarge­seanu@gmail.com.

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.

Adult­ing 101 — Auto Main­te­nance: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host its first in a series of “Adult­ing 101” classes teach­ing ba­sic life skills Thurs­day, Sept. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The topic will be auto main­te­nance. Paul Ce­len­tano will be the pre­sen­ter. Join us for a gen­eral in­tro­duc­tion to the ma­jor sys­tems in the mod­ern au­to­mo­bile, how they work, how to main­tain them and what prob­lems to check for be­fore they be­come prob­lems to open the check­book for. 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, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary. It will dis­cuss “Bird­song: A Novel of Love and War by Se­bas­tian Faulks.” A copy of this book may be re­served at the li­brary or at ccls.org. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions not re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, email mp­into@ccls.org or call 610-933-3013 ext. 132.

Gift Card/Money Holder Mak­ing Work­shop for Adults: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a gift card/money holder mak­ing work­shop for adults Tues­day, Sept. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. He­len Burn­ley is the craft in­struc­tor. Join us to make two gift card hold­ers and a money holder. 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. Movie Night @ the Li­brary: The li­brary will screen “Won’t You Be My Neigh­bor?” (PG-13, 94 min­utes) Thurs­day, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Light re­fresh­ments served. No reser­va­tions re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email mp­into@ccls.org.

Mi­crosoft Word & Ex­cel Classes: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host ba­sic and in­ter­me­di­ate level classes on Mi­crosoft’s Word and Ex­cel pro­grams on se­lected Satur­days in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber. The class sched­ule is as fol­lows: Word Ba­sic (Sept. 15), Ex­cel Ba­sic (Sept. 22), Word In­ter­me­di­ate (Oct. 20), Ex­cel In­ter­me­di­ate (Oct. 27). Class time is 10 a.m. to noon. Paul Ce­len­tano is the in­struc­tor. Pr­ereq­ui­sites for the classes are ba­sic com­put­ing and com­puter file man­age­ment skills. Par­tic­i­pants should bring a notebook and a USB thumb drive and may bring their own lap­top. This classes are free and open to the pub­lic. Space is lim­ited. Reser­va­tions are re­quired. Reser­va­tions and class de­scrip­tions are avail­able on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132. When reg­is­ter­ing, in­di­cate if you will be bring­ing a lap­top.

Mark­ing a Trail of Women’s His­tory: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free pre­sen­ta­tion, Mark­ing a Trail of Women’s His­tory, Mon­day, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Robyn Young will be the speaker. This ed­u­ca­tional pre­sen­ta­tion will ex­plore Young’s work to ob­tain 20 his­tor­i­cal mark­ers since 2001 for women’s his­tory through­out Penn­syl­va­nia, in­clud­ing the 1852 Women’s Rights Con­ven­tion site in West Chester; women artists Ida Ella Ruth Jones, Jackie Ormes, Ta­tiana Prosk­ouri­akoff and Ethel Wa­ters; and suf­frag­ists Anna Howard Shaw and Ann Preston. She will show photos of the women, the artists’ art­work and the lo­ca­tions of the mark­ers. Young’s book, “Women in Penn’s Woods,” will be avail­able for sale and sign­ing af­ter the pro­gram. 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.

F.A.S. (Fall­ing Apart Syn­drome) — Part 1 (Up­per Ex­trem­ity): Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free pre­sen­ta­tion, “F.A.S. (Fall­ing Apart Syn­drome): Part 1 (Up­per Ex­trem­ity),” Tues­day, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. Dr. Jim Schaf­fer of Kim­ber­ton Chi­ro­prac­tic will be the speaker. Do you strug­gle with any up­per ex­trem­ity is­sues like shoul­der, arm, el­bow, wrist or hand pain? Have you been di­ag­nosed with a shoul­der cuff is­sue or maybe ten­nis el­bow, golfer’s el­bow or carpal tun­nel syn­drome? How about ten­donitis, bur­si­tis or arthri­tis? If you suf­fer from any of these — or a com­bi­na­tion of these is­sues — you may be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Adult On­set F.A.S. (Fall­ing Apart Syn­drome). Come and learn the keys to get­ting rid of your neck and shoul­der pain, el­bow prob­lems, arm, wrist and hand is­sues for­ever with­out dan­ger­ous drugs or surgery. 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.

Rock­well and Wyeth — The Great Amer­i­can Sto­ry­tellers: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free pro­gram, “Rock­well and Wyeth: The Great Amer­i­can Sto­ry­tellers,” Thurs­day, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Fred Dixon will be the speaker. Learn how Rock­well painted the qual­i­ties one would like to see so­ci­ety re­turn to and how he did it with a sense of whimsy. Wyeth was ac­cused of be­ing a hope­lessly sen­ti­men­tal painter of ru­ral scenes. Dixon will ar­gue that crit­ics never com­pletely un­der­stood his work. The lec­ture will con­clude with an ex­am­i­na­tion of the firestorm over Wyeth’s Helga paint­ings and a look at “Christina’s World.” 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.

Trav­el­ogue Night: See what your fel­low li­brary pa­trons did on their sum­mer va­ca­tions at Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary’s next Trav­el­ogue Night Mon­day, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Spend an evening view­ing other pa­trons’ va­ca­tion photos. Each pre­sen­ter will have 15 min­utes to show and tell you about his or her fa­vorite des­ti­na­tions. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610933-3013 ext. 132. To share your dig­i­tal photos or slides, con­tact Mark Pinto as soon as pos­si­ble at 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or mp­into@ccls.org.

Solv­ing the So­cial Se­cu­rity Puzzle: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free pre­sen­ta­tion, “Solv­ing the So­cial Se­cu­rity Puzzle,” Tues­day, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Ethan Quirin of the Scharf Group LLC will be the speaker. This pre­sen­ta­tion will pro­vide ba­sic So­cial Se­cu­rity plan­ning in­for­ma­tion you need to con­sider as you think about your re­tire­ment. 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.

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 Amoah Ag­grey, 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.

Area events

Saint Mary Feast: Saint Mary Church, 40 Spring Mount Road, Sch­wenksville, will hold its Saint Mary Feast Satur­day, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Sun­day, Sept. 9, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. At­ten­dees can en­joy beer, wine and hors d’oeu­vres in the church hall while min­gling through raf­fle bas­kets and at­tic trea­sures. From 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8, ac­com­plished pi­anist and mu­si­cian Eric Longo will per­form. Cost: $10 per per­son in­cludes one drink and hors d’oeu­vres. Sept. 9 will fea­ture out­door grilling with a va­ri­ety of foods (Latin, Pol­ish, Ital­ian and Amer­i­can), car­ni­val games, cot­ton candy, waf­fles and ice cream, a rock wall and Euro Jump, french fries, raf­fle bas­kets and more. Re­lax in your lawn chairs and en­joy acous­tic ’60s mu­sic by Steve and Don of the Cyrkle, mu­sic and games with our DJ and an­i­mal bal­loons by Chippy the clown. For more info, visit chur­chof­saint­mary.org. Psy­chic Fair: Best Psy­chic Site will host the third an­nual Best Psy­chic Fair Satur­day, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the cor­ner of Bridge and Main streets in Phoenixville. There is no cost to at­tend the event, only for pur­chased goods and ser­vices. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit BestPsy­chicFair.com or call or call 610-268-9517.

Craft Mar­ket­place: The Friends of Pen­ny­packer Mills, a Mont­gomery County-owned his­tor­i­cal site lo­cated at 5 Halde­man Road in Sch­wenksville, will hold its sev­enth an­nual craft mar­ket­place Satur­day, Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Mills. Or­ga­niz­ers an­tic­i­pate 80-plus crafters. Crafts will in­clude ster­ling and gem­stone jew­elry; beaded and wire jew­elry; wreaths; mixed me­dia art; brooms and ac­ces­sories; stained glass; hol­i­day dé­cor; woolen wares made from al­paca, llama and an­gora; photos on tile; tas­sels cre­ated from salt and pep­per shak­ers; all man­ner of fab­ric crafts; ce­ramic and stoneware pot­tery; and, new this year, a food aisle. There will be a food ven­dor on site, and the man­sion will be open for tours. The friends group will have a tent and be raf­fling a Civil War replica can­non, a Madame Alexan­der doll dressed in hand­made pe­riod cloth­ing and a quilt. All pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit Pen­ny­packer Mills. Ad­mis­sion is free. For in­for­ma­tion, call Carol

at 610-489-9732, email gram­myx5@ver­i­zon.net or visit friend­sPPM.org or­mont­coPA.org/Pen­ny­pack­erMills.

Pulled Pork Din­ner Fundraiser: A drive-thru/ take­out pulled pork din­ner fundraiser to ben­e­fit Daily Bread Com­mu­nity Food Pantry will be held Satur­day, Sept. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. Food can be picked up at Peace in Zion United Church of Christ, 204 Big Road, Zieglerville. Cost: $10 per ticket. For tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion, call 484686-4446.

Car­ni­val for a Cure: The sixth an­nual Car­ni­val for a Cure will be held start­ing Thurs­day, Sept. 20, at Reeves Park in Phoenixville. The car­ni­val is open Thurs­day, Sept. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m.; Fri­day, Sept. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m.; Satur­day, Sept. 22, from 1 to 9 p.m.; and Sun­day, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will fea­ture rides and games mid­way pro­vided by AEB Amuse­ments, food, free stage en­ter­tain­ment, ven­dors and raf­fles. The event is open to all. This event is held by and ben­e­fits The Get Well Gabby Foun­da­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit getwell­gabby.org.

PACS Empty Bowls T-shirt Con­test: PHigh school stu­dents in the greater Phoenixville area are in­vited to sub­mit a T-shirt de­sign for the 12th an­nual PACS Empty Bowls Event, which will be held Nov. 2. This is the first year Phoenixville Area Com­mu­nity Ser­vices (PACS) is spon­sor­ing a T-shirt de­sign con­test to sup­port Empty Bowls. T-shirts bear­ing the win­ning de­sign will be on sale at this year’s Empty Bowls Event. Con­test rules and en­try form are avail­able on pac­sphx. org/events/390-2. The win­ner will be an­nounced Sun­day, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. at Com­mu­nity Arts Phoenixville.

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