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Area events

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.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 mru­bin@east­pike­land.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 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 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 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.

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 shaffer.m.christine@gmail.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 mp­into@ccls.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 yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

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