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 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 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 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.