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Area events

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. Toy Town Toy Drive: Ed­ward Jones, 115 W. Main St., Suite C, Collegeville, is a dropoff lo­ca­tion for this year’s Sal­va­tion Army’s Toy Town toy drive. New, un­wrapped presents for chil­dren can be dropped off at our of­fice through Dec. 10.

A Gilded Christ­mas: Pen­ny­packer Mills will of­fer the A Gilded Christ­mas hol­i­day tour 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.

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 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email mp­[email protected]

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[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.

Teen Movie Night: Tues­day, Nov. 27, from 6 to 8:05 p.m. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13, 125 min­utes). Light re­fresh­ments served. For grades five to 12. No reg­is­tra­tion.

Books on Tap: Books on Tap, Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary’s book dis­cus­sion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet Tues­day, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at PJ Ryan’s Pub, 233 Bridge St., Phoenixville. It will dis­cuss “Man­hat­tan Beach” by Jen­nifer Egan. A copy of the book may be re­served at the Li­brary or at ccls.org. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Food and bev­er­ages will be avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Chris­tine Shaf­fer at shaf­fer.m.chris­[email protected]

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.

Mag­net Mak­ing Work­shop: The Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will of­fer a work­shop on mag­net mak­ing, “Cre­ate Your Own Glass Mag­nets,” with Chris­tine Tar­lecki Tues­day, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ma­te­ri­als will be pro­vided. Bring your fa­vorite ticket stubs, art and more to cre­ate an ar­ray of glass mag­nets. Cost is $10, 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.

AARP Smart Driver Two-Day Class: The Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host the AARP Smart Driver Two-Day Class Thurs­day and Fri­day, Dec. 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. The AARP Smart Driver course of­fers driv­ers age 50 and older an im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity to learn the cur­rent rules of the road, de­fen­sive driv­ing tech­niques and how to op­er­ate your ve­hi­cle more safely in to­day’s in­creas­ingly chal­leng­ing driv­ing en­vi­ron­ment. At­ten­dees will learn how to man­age and ac­com­mo­date com­mon age-re­lated changes in vi­sion, hear­ing and re­ac­tion time. Par­tic­i­pants may be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive an in­sur­ance dis­count upon com­plet­ing the course. AARP mem­ber­ship is not re­quired to take the course, and there are no tests to pass. Cost is $15 for AARP mem­bers, $20 for non­mem­bers (check or money or­der only, payable to AARP Smart Driver). 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.

Song of the Sea­sons: The Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host “The Song of the Sea­sons: A His­tor­i­cal Mu­sic Pro­gram” with per­form­ers Rick Spencer and Dawn In­der­muehle Thurs­day, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. 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.

Ter­rific Vis­its with Your Older Loved One: The Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free pre­sen­ta­tion, “Ter­rific Vis­its with Your Older Loved One,” Mon­day, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. So­cial worker Gre­gory J. Smith, BSW, will be the speaker. In this free pro­gram, Smith will show at­ten­dees how to ease fears and make vis­its more mean­ing­ful. 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.

Perkiomen Val­ley Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 290 Sec­ond St., Sch­wenksville. Call 610-2878360 for reg­is­tra­tion and in­for­ma­tion.

Yoga: Mon­days at 7:30 p.m. (no class Dec. 24 or 31). 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 [email protected]

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: Thurs­days, Nov. 29 and Dec. 27, 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.

Builders Club Thurs­day: Dec. 6 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, Dec. 6, 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 on the first Thurs­day of each month.

Tail Wag­gin’ Tales: Wed­nes­day, Dec. 11, 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.

Sto­ries and Songs with Mrs. Car­les: Wed­nes­day, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Join Mrs. Car­les each week to ex­plore hol­i­day mu­sic through sto­ries, songs and crafts, fea­tur­ing live gui­tar mu­sic and hands-on fun. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested.

Christ­mas Cookie & Movie: Satur­day, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. Kids Cookie Dec­o­rat­ing at 10 a.m., fol­lowed by a screen­ing of “The Po­lar Ex­press” at 10:45 a.m. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested.

Read, Think, Chat: Tues­day, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Join a lively dis­cus­sion of books. The book to be dis­cussed is “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Lar­son.

Amer­i­can Girl Tea: Wed­nes­day, Dec. 26, at 2 p.m. Join us to dis­cuss your fa­vorite Amer­i­can Girl books, play games, cre­ate an art pro­ject and par­take of tea. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested.

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