Event submissions: Send to firstname.lastname@example.org a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.
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.orgormontcoPA.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 484-686-4446.
“All Shook Up”: Forge Theatre will open its 57th season with the musical “All Shook Up” Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Show ticket prices are $19 adults), $15 under 18, and $17 65-plus. Due to limited seating and anticipated popularity, reservations are strongly recommended. Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave., Phoenixville. Parking is available at Washington and Main streets. For more information, visit forgetheatre.org. Drive-in/Fly-in Breakfast: Pottstown Aircraft Owners & Pilots will hold the 64th annual Drive-In/Fly-In Breakfast Sunday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Flyers’ Roost at Heritage Airport – KPTW, 3310 Ridge Pike, Limerick. The event will feature modern airplanes, antique airplanes, Warbirds, airplane rides, an iPad raffle, classic cars and a case of oil raffle for registered airplanes. Free admission and parking. Breakfast cost: $8 adults, $5 kids.
Navigating Medicare: St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ Community Programs Series will host Navigating Medicare E presented by Bryan Ellis Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the church, 2350 Conestoga Road (Route 401), Chester Springs. The Medicare enrollment process and options can be difficult and is often confusing. Ellis is an expert in navigating Medicare when first registering or changing existing coverage. Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, Supplement or Advantage Plan information will be explained. Additionally, the correct time to register or the open enrollment period beginning in October for existing coverages will be covered. The program is open to the public and is free of charge.
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.
Date Night Movie Night: East Pikeland Township will host its first Date Night Movie Night Friday, Sept. 21, at Kimberton Park, 2202 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville. Pay-as-you-go food trucks will be available from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Kimberton Park parking lot. “Top Gun” will start on the amphitheater stage at 7:30 p.m. The township will partner with Aerials Fit N Fun to offer babysitting services from 6 to 10 p.m. during the Movie Night. The fee is $30 for the first child, $20 for every child after. This price includes pizza and a night of fun. Space is limited; to reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring chairs and/or blankets! Parking will be available at the Prizer Road lot and at the Kimberton Fire Company. This event is sponsored by Citadel Bank and the East Pikeland Park and Recreation Board and co-organized by Food Truck Craze. Visit eastpikeland. org for more information.
Wine Beer and Food Festival: The Spring-Ford Rotary Club will present the second annual Wine Beer and Food Festival (WBF Festival) Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at Limerick Community Park, Swamp Pike and Ziegler Road, Limerick. The event will raise funds for local nonprofits and the Limerick Township Parks and Recreation Department. The event will feature 40-plus beer vendors, food and live music from Sofa Kings and Vinyl Roots. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Early bird tickets are available until Sept. 17 for $25 at events.eventzilla.net/e/wine-beer--food-festival-2138946210. For a full list of vendors and more information, visit winebeerfoodfestival.com.
Chicken BBQ: September 22 - The Perkiomen Township Fire Company will hold its Fall Chicken BBQ from 2 to 6 p.m. or until sold out at its firehouse at Route 29 and Trappe Road. Cost: $10. This is takeout only.
Combatting the Spotted Lanternfly: Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a presentation on the spotted lanter fly Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, New Mill Road, Oaks. Learn more about an alarming invasive insect. The spotted lanternfly is a significant threat to Pennsylvania’s trees. Sally Sue Richmond, master gardener and senior lecturer in information science at Penn State Great Valley, will present this program specifically aimed at what can be done in the fall, as each season takes a different approach to eradication of the pest. All ages are welcome, but this program is better suited for high school and older. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person. Pre-registration is preferred. To reserve a space, call 610-666-5371. Participants should meet at the Main Pavilion. Event will be canceled if the weather is severe. For further information, call 610-666-5371.
PACS Empty Bowls T-shirt Contest: P High 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Mobile Workforce Navigator: Your guide to resources available to unemployed and underemployed job seekers through the PA Career-Link 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Books on Tap: Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Conshohocken Brewing Co.’s Rec Room, 230 Bridge St., Phoenixville. The group will discuss “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. A copy of the book may be reserved at the library or at ccls.org. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. ood and drink not included but will be available for purchase. For more information, email Christine Shaffer at email@example.com. Coaching You to Find New Employment: Phoenixville Public
Library will host a free workshop for jobseekers, “Coaching You to Find New Employment,” Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Laura Abarca from Abarca Career Coaching will be the presenter. Finding a job with a future means you need to do some work before you begin to apply. Even if you have always worked in the same industry, you do not have to stay in it for the rest of your working years. Before you commit to a job search, you’ll need to do some homework. This free workshop will teach you how to brand yourself and will offer guidelines for winning resumes, cover letters, employment applications and interviews. 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.
AARP Smart Driver 4-Hour Refresher Class: Phoenixville Public Library will host the AARP Smart Driver 4-Hour Refresher Class Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. The AARP Smart Driver course offers attendees an opportunity to learn how to drive more efficiently and safely. Participants will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Attendees will learn how they can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time and much more. Participants must have previously taken an 8-hour Smart Driver class in order to attend this refresher class and qualify for a possible insurance discount. Cost is $15 for AARP members presenting their card and $20 for non-members (check or money order only, payable to AARP Smart Driver). This event is open to the public. Lunch is not provided. 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 at Phoenixville Public Library Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. The group will discuss “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson. A copy of the book may be reserved at the library or at ccls. org. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 Amoah-Aggrey, RYT/Carmen Molina, RYT, for all levels of yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome. Email questions to email@example.com.