Event submissions: Send to edi[email protected]lenews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.
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-
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.