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Area events

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.

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 ju­lias­grace­foun­da­tion.org or the door while sup­plies last.

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.

“Play On”: Forge Theatre will stage “Play On!” Nov. 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. 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 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 ed­[email protected]

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 mp­[email protected] 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 610457-5793 or email johnarge­[email protected]

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. Pro­fes­sor Al O’Sau­rus and his Pre­his­toric Pup­pet Pals: Satur­day, Nov. 10, from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Jour­ney through time back to the fas­ci­nat­ing world of dinosaurs. With the help of pup­pets and a lit­tle magic, en­counter a ve­loci­rap­tor and pro­to­cer­atops locked in mor­tal com­bat, wit­ness the hatch­ing of a bron­tosaurus egg and dive to the depths with a 7-foot-long ple­siosaurus. All ages and fam­i­lies wel­come. Regis­ter at phoenixvil­leli­brary.com, by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 124 or when vis­it­ing the li­brary. 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 phoenixvil­leli­brary.org 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.

Make & Take Mon­day, Hol­i­day Edi­tion: Mon­day, Nov. 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Chil­dren of all ages are in­vited to drop by and make a wreath, sea­son’s greet­ings cards, gift wrap­ping pa­per and more. For all ages and fam­i­lies. Drop-in; no regis­tra­tion. 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 phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Spe­cial Thanks­giv­ing Sto­ry­time: Tues­day, Nov. 20, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join the li­brary for a spe­cial sto­ry­time fea­tur­ing Thanks­giv­ing and sea­sonal sto­ries, mu­sic and a craft. For all ages and fam­i­lies. Drop-in; no regis­tra­tion. 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.

Teen Movie Night: Tues­day, Nov. 27, from 6 to 8:05 p.m. “Ant­Man and the Wasp” (PG-13, 125 min­utes). Light re­fresh­ments served. For grades five to 12. No regis­tra­tion.

Holis­tic Healthy Hol­i­days: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free sem­i­nar, Holis­tic Healthy Hol­i­days, Thurs­day, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. Raphael Knauf, MD, of Phoenixville’s Carah Med­i­cal Arts, will be the speaker. Knauf will ex­am­ine diet, ex­er­cise and some other life­style choices that can help at­ten­dees stay healthy and get health­ier dur­ing the hol­i­days and be­yond. 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 at the Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary Mon­day, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The group will dis­cuss “Mu­sic of the Ghosts” by Vaddey Rat­ner. A copy of the book may be re­served at the li­brary or on­line at ccls.org. The group is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 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 610-344-5234 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 [email protected] gmail.com.

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 abili-

ties wel­come.

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.

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