Fall Festival: Phoenixville Hospital will host a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine) in the hospital parking lot, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville. The festival will feature free children’s activities, such as pumpkin decorating, games and arts and crafts; free health screenings; an opportunity to meet the doctors; a performance by Cool Beans Music at 11 a.m.; free flu shots by the Chester County Health Department; music; food; and more. In conjunction with the festival, the 32nd annual Phoenixville Run For Citizen Advocacy will start at 8:30 a.m. at Reeves Park.
Halloween Movie Night: East Pikeland Township will host a free Halloween Movie Night Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Covered Bridge Room, Kimberton Fire Company, 2276 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville. Doors will open at 6 p.m. “Hocus Pocus” will be shown at 7 p.m. Premovie activities will include face painting, crafts, games and a photobooth. Come in costume and enter a Halloween Costume Contest. Prizes will be given out for the best costumes for ages 0-3, 4-6, 7-12 and 13-adult and for themed family costumes. The concession stand will sell popcorn and hot and cold beverages. Candy goodie bags will be given out. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows and chairs. For more information, visit eastpikeland.org.
Healthy Heart Tips: Join Phoenixville Hospital cardiologists as they share some healthy heart tips Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Phoenixville Hospital, Medical Office Building II, Third-Floor Board Room, 826 Main St., Phoenixville. Light refreshments will be served. Register by calling 610-9831551 or visiting phoenixville. towerhealth.org.
Empty Bowls: Phoenixville Area Community Services will hold its primary fundraising event, Empty Bowls, Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Technical College High School – Pickering Campus, 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville. Attendees will enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread to remind them of the need to combat hunger and choose a keepsake from more than 600 handmade bowls donated by professional and amateur artists and students. This year, live music will be provided by The Thin Line. There will also be a silent auction for 20 gift. Elementary education students from the Technical College High School will provide activities for children. T-shirts designed by a student from Phoenixville Area High School will be available for sale. Tickets are available at conta.cc/2J3V1KV. To use cash or check, email development@ pacsphx.org or call Donna at 610-933-1105. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Funds from Empty Bowls will help provide emergency food supplies and services to local residents.
Comedy Night: The Ragin’ Russos’ Comedy Nigh will be held Friday, Nov. 2, at the Imperial Music Hall, 40 E. First Ave., Trappe. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Come out to see performances by comedians Tim Grill, Scott Friedman, Regina DeCicco and Brian Grossi. The $40 per person ticket price includes four hours of food and drinks, two hours of comedy and raffle prizes. The event will raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Purchase tickets by Monday, Oct. 29. Tickets can be bought at raginrussos.eventbrite.com or through Facebook by searching Ragin’ Russos’ or by calling Jason at 610-585-8647.
“Play On”: Forge Theatre will stage “Play On!” Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18. The Nov. 11 performance will be at 2 p.m.; all other shows will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and are available at forgetheatre.org or by calling 610-935-1920. Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave., Phoenixville.
Free Dental Day: Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville, 399 Arcola Road, Collegeville, will hold its fifth annual free dental day Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will consist of games, raffles, a DJ, refreshments, medical and wellness checks, makeup lessons and health screenings by Phoenixville Tower Health Hospital. For more information, visit collegevilledentistry.com.
“Murder on the Nile” Auditions: Forge Theatre will host auditions for Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” Nov. 4 and 6 at 7 p.m. All ages and both genders are needed. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Bring a list of all known conflicts. Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Performances will be on the first three weekends in March. Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave., Phoenixville.
Holiday Bazaar: Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 251 Perkiomen Ave., Schwenksville, will hold a holiday bazaar Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will feature raffle baskets, a chance to win a 40-inch TV, handmade gifts, crafts, vendors and a bake table. Lunch is available for purchase. For more information, contact Eleanor Risell at 610-287-9520.
Community Turkey Dinner: Trinity Christian UCC Skippack, 2009 Church Road, Skippack, will host a community turkey dinner Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. Meals will be eat in or takeout. Tickets: $12 for people older than 12; $7 children 5 to 12; children 5 and younger free. For tickets, call 610-454-7744. Walk-ins welcome.
Julia’s Palooza: The sixth annual Julia’s Palooza to benefit Royersford-based Julia’s Grace Foundation will take palce Saturday, Nov. 10, with a a Family Fun Fair from noon to 4 p.m. with a $5 admission fee and a Beef and Beer from 7 p.m. to midnight with a $30 admission fee (which includes an afternoon ticket) at the Friendship Firehouse, 269 Green St., Royersford. Both events will include music, food and Julia’s favorite, waffles and ice cream. The evening event will also feature a basket drawing. Tickets for both events can be purchased in advance at juliasgracefoundation.org or the door while supplies last.
A Gilded Christmas: Pennypacker Mills will offer the
A Gilded Christmas holiday tour fFrom Tuesday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. See period-style Christmas ornaments and decorations used throughout the mansion in addition to original 1900s ornaments and greeting cards on exhibit in the Galleries. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Tours are free, with a suggested donation of $2 per person. Pennypacker Mills is located at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. For information, visit montcopa.org/pennypackermills or call 610-287-9349.
A Victorian Christmas Open House: Pennypacker Mills will hold A Victorian Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 8 p.m. with a handbell choir and a Victorian Santa Claus on the mansion porch. Inside the mansion, see living historians portray family and friends. At each room, meet an interpreter who will share how the Christmas holiday started back in the early 1900s. In the kitchen, see a demonstration of how clear toy candy was made in multiple shapes. Pennypacker Mills is located at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. For information, visit montcopa.org/pennypackermills or call 610-287-9349.
Phoenixville Public Library
Library Info: 183 Second Ave., phoenixvillelibrary.org, 610-9333013 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 610-9333013 ext. 132 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 email@example.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.
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 October. The class schedule is as follows: 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.
Chesco Pops Orchestra Halloween Concert: The Chesco Pops Orchestra will present a Halloween concert Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. at Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1330 S. Main St., Phoenixville. The concert will bring the soundtracks to some favorite spooky movies to life on stage. Children are invited to come dressed in costume and will get a chance to come up on stage in a Halloween parade. Free admission for children. General admission tickets for adults are $20 and $15 for seniors (60+) and can be purchased online at chescopops.org or at the door. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Phoenixville Public Library.
Updating Your Medicare: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free workshop, “Updating Your Medicare for 2019,” Monday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. APPRISE Counselors Thomas Wand and Margaret Ross will be the presenters. Medicare is making a number of changes for 2019. Find out about next year’s changes and learn more about how Medicare can work better for you in this free information session from APPRISE, Pennsylvania’s health insurance counseling program. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132.
A Sort-of-Spooky Halloween Storytime: The Phoenixville Public Library will present A Sort-of-Spooky Halloween Storytimes Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to noon. This event is for children and families. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Hear some stories and music, and create a craft, along with a parade through the library. No registration required.
Books on Tap: Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet next Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., at Crowded Castle Brewing Company, 242 Bridge St., Phoenixville. The group will discuss “Frankenstein” by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Christine Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FamilySearch.org Genealogy Series: Phoenixville Public Library will host the FamilySearch. org genealogy workshop series on Thursdays through Nov. 1 from 2 to 3 p.m. Shelli Nye, director of the Valley Forge Family History Center, will be the presenter. The schedule of workshops is as follows: Nov. 1: More Places to Look. These events are free and open to the public. Workshop descriptions and required reservations for each workshop are available on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary. org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132.
Movie Night: The library will screen “A Quiet Place” (PG-13, 90 minutes) Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary. org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132.
First-time Home Buyer Workshop: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free first-time home buyer workshop Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Kimberly Kozelsky, First Choice Loan Services, and Donna Cable, Re/Max Professional, will be the presenters. This informational seminar will discuss mortgages, pre-approvals, common myths of credit, types of loan programs, buyer’s agents, agreements of sale, home inspections and the importance of communication during the home buying process. 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, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. The group will discuss “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly. A copy of this book may be reserved at the library or at ccls.org. Free. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email email@example.com.
Wine, Wit & Wisdom: Tickets are now available for Wine, Wit & Wisdom, a benefit for Phoenixville Public Library, to be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at Rivercrest Golf Club & Preserve, 100 Golf Club Drive, Phoenixville. The evening will include a wine tasting, dinner and a silent auction and will feature guest speakers Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella, authors of “I See Life Through RoséColored Glasses.” Presented by Towne Book Center. Wine presentation by Michael Walsh, Delaware Valley Sommelier & Culinary Society. Tickets are $125; first-time attendees are $90. Tickets are available online. For more information, call Lauren Coy at 610-933-3013 ext. 131.
Longwood Gardens Focus Group: The Phoenixville Public Library will host a focus group on behalf of Longwood Gardens Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Longwood Gardens would love to hear residents’ thoughts and views on how they can improve engagement with the community and make it easier to access the gardens, located in Kennett Square. All are invited to join this focus group discussion with other community residents that will feed into Longwood’s organizational thinking and activity. The group will be moderated by Meghan McVety of Capac-
ity for Change. The session will last approximately 90 minutes. Participants will be provided incentives for taking part. 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. Medicare Counseling: Free, unbiased, confidential appointments with a certified APPRISE Medicare counselor will be offered at Phoenixville Public Library during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period. Appointments will be available Wednesdays through Dec. 5 at noon and 1:30 and 3 p.m. APPRISE is the state-run Medicare counseling program. This service is free and open to the public. To schedule an appointment, call 610-3445234 and leave your name, phone number and a good time to call you back.
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 yoga.vaayu@ gmail.com.
Preschool Storytime: Thursdays through Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. For ages 2 to 5 with an adult. Enjoy stories and songs introducing early literacy skills. Registration requested.
Builders Club: Thursday, Nov. 1, 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, Nov. 1, 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 the first Thursday of each month.
Movie Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 2 and 6 p.m. School is out. Check out the new “Incredibles” movie. Enjoy a free movie and popcorn with your friends. Optional: bring your own comfortable chair to lounge in.
Tail Waggin’ Tales: Wednesday, Nov.13, 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.
Laughter Yoga: Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Join Laughter Yoga leader Chris Filippini: the second Thursday of each month for an evening of fun exercise. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with deep yogic breathing to the gain health benefits of laughing without having to rely on humor. Bring a bottle of water and a willingness to laugh on purpose. No mats needed. No fee required; donations to the library accepted. Use Church Street entrance.
Minecraft Night — BYOT: Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your own tablet (or laptop) and your Minecraft account information. Play Minecraft and show of your creations. Registration requested.
Read, Think, Chat: Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Join a lively discussion of books. The book to be discussed is “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.
Cookbook Club and Monthly Potluck: Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at the library to make a recipe from the cookbook of the month and then join to eat, discuss and share in joy of cooking (and baking). Featured cookbook: “The Gourmet Cookie Book: the single best recipe from each year 1941-2009.”
Red Cross Blood Drive: Thursday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 7 p.m. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org. Complete your Rapid Pass the day of the blood drive to shorten your registration time. The blood drive will be held in the auditorium. Use Church Street entrance. Walk-ins welcomed; however, appointments are highly recommended. Call 610-287-8360 for more information.
Writers Assemble: Thursday, Nov. 29, 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.
Cookies with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa. Enjoy snacks and a craft. Santa’s visit is co-sponsored by LBAC Travel. Call 610-287-8360.
First UCC, Royersford: First UCC, Royersford, 367 Washington St., Royersford. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. The Rev. Deb Timmins will lead worship at 11 a.m. celebrating Reformation Sunday. A congregational conversation will take place after worship. Book Club will be held Tuesday night.