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Area events

“Play On”: Forge Theatre will stage “Play On!” Nov. 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 for­geth­e­ 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 col­legeville­den­

“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 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 ju­lias­grace­foun­da­ or the door while sup­plies last.

Cars 4 Class­rooms Fundraiser: Tri County CDJR will host a Chrysler Cars 4 Class­rooms fundraiser for Evans El­e­men­tary stu­dents Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Par­ents and friends of the school will have the op­por­tu­nity to earn money for Evans El­e­men­tary stu­dents by tak­ing a brief test drive in the Chrysler Paci­fica and Paci­fica Hy­brid. Any li­censed driver age 18 or older may drive and earn on the school’s be­half. Tri County CDJR will pro­vide ve­hi­cles and staff to as­sist driv­ers with fundrais­ing test drives. For each test drive taken dur­ing the fundrais­ing event, Chrysler will do­nate $10 to Evans El­e­men­tary. Ad­di­tion­ally, all test drive par­tic­i­pants will be en­tered into the 2018 FCA US Na­tional Sweep­stakes at reg­is­tra­tion for a chance to win $45,000 to­ward an el­i­gi­ble ve­hi­cle from any one of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Truck and FIAT brands.

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 mont­­ny­pack­er­mills 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 mont­­ny­pack­er­mills or call 610-287-9349.

Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 183 Sec­ond Ave., phoenixvil­leli­, 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 ed­

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@

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 johnarge­

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.

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 phoenixvil­leli­ 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 Free. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email mp­

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 Ca­pac­ity 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 phoenixvil­leli­ or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132.

Vet­er­ans Ben­e­fits Sem­i­nar: The Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free Vet­er­ans Ben­e­fits Sem­i­nar on Vet­eran’s Day, Mon­day, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. At­tor­ney Re­becca Hobbs of O’Don­nell, Weiss & Mat­tei P.C. will be the speaker. This in­for­ma­tional sem­i­nar on Vet­er­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion ben­e­fits will ad­dress the ap­pli­ca­tion process, as­set and in­come re­quire­ments and pen­sions. 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.

Christ­mas Card Mak­ing Work­shop for Adults: Craft in­struc­tor He­len Burn­ley will host a Christ­mas Card Mak­ing Work­shop for Adults Tues­day, Nov. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. Make three cards. 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 phoenixvil­leli­ or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Schuylkill River In­di­ans: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free pre­sen­ta­tion, The Schuylkill River In­di­ans: First Res­i­dents of the Phoenixville Area, Thurs­day, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Paul Kusko, of the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of the Phoenixville Area, will be the pre­sen­ter. Begin­ning with the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety’s col­lec­tion of lo­cal Le­nape ar­ti­facts and us­ing cred­i­ble his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ments and texts and Mo­ra­vian Mis­sion­ary di­aries, this pre­sen­ta­tion will tell the story of the Le­nape peo­ple. 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.

Laun­dry 101: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host an­other life skills pro­gram in its Adult­ing”se­ries with Laun­dry 101 Mon­day, Nov. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. Cather­ine Galanes is the in­struc­tor. Bring a shirt to iron, some­thing that needs a but­ton, an ar­ti­cle of cloth­ing with a split seam or a stub­born stain. Galanes will show how to rem­edy these com­mon is­sues. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­ or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Stress-Free Home for the Hol­i­days with Es­sen­tial Oils: Nat­u­ral health Ed­u­ca­tor Megan Kop­pel will host Stress-Free Home for the Hol­i­days with Es­sen­tial Oils Tues­day, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn oil­ers’ fa­vorite tips, tricks and recipes for rest and stress man­age­ment, pre­vent­ing the spread of ill­ness and di­al­ing up the joy. Cre­ate a per­son­al­ized blend. Ma­te­ri­als fee is $5, payable 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.

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@

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 red­cross­ 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.

Church News

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.

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