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A Gilded Christmas: Pennypacker Mills will offer the A Gilded Christmas holiday tour through Sunday, Jan. 6. 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.
Woodstove Cooking Demonstration: Visit Pennypacker Mills Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see traditional American foods cooked on a wood stove. Two cooks will simmer and bake foods that are reminiscent of those found in many homes in the early 1900s. This free cooking demonstration will be held in the Classroom Building, up the hill from the Pennypacker mansion, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. If the weather is inclement, the snow date is Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 610-287-9349 or visit montcopa.org/pennypackermills.
Fill The Shelves: The annual Fill The Shelves food drive will collect items Jan. 14 to 18 at Barto Pool & Spa, 437 Bridge St., Phoenixville, and DeMutis Group (rear entrance), 101 Bridge St., Phoenixville. This year’s bounty will be shared by PACS in Phoenixville and Daily Bread Community Food Pantry in Collegeville. For additional information, contact ban[email protected]izon. net or 610-539-4411.
Taste of Phoenixville: The 17th annual Taste of Phoenixville will take place Jan. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville. The event will featurescomplimentary local beer, wine and spirits from Sly Fox, Root Down,and Bluebird Distillery and cuisine from more than 25 local restaurants and caterers.The event will also feature a variety of items available for silent auction, sports memorabilia for purchase, a wine grab and live music by Phoenixvillebased Hytha Family Band. Taste of Phoenixville will benefit Good Samaritan Services, a local organization that provides temporary emergency, transitional and affordable permanent housing and essential community resources to men, women and children experiencing or at risk for homelessness in Chester and Lancaster counties. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofphoenixville.com.
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: The PA CareerLink and the United Way Financial Stability Center of Chester County want you to meet Ann Marie Barr, the Mobile Workforce Navigator, your guide to resources available to unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Barr provides oneon-one employment assistance in Phoenixville Public Library’s Harrop Room Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in appointments available. This service is free and open to the public. For more information, email [email protected] openhearthinc.org or call 610331-4101.
Phoenix Book Club: The Phoenix Book Club will meet next at Phoenixville Public Library Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. The group will discuss “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. 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 610-9333013 ext. 132 or email mp[email protected] ccls.org.
Photo Organizing Class: Are your photos overwhelming you? Do you have digital pictures on the computer, camera cards, iPhones, iPads, etc.? Do you have printed pictures in boxes, drawers, closets, etc.? Would you like to find a picture but have no idea where it would be? Are you afraid if you lose your phone or your computer crashes that all your digital photos would be gone? Phoenixville Public Library will host a free, two-part SOS (Save-Organize-Share) Photo Organizing Class Tuesdays, Jan. 8 and 15, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Terri McDowell, lead ambassador for Forever, a photo storage service, will be the instructor. The classes are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for each class, and attendance at the Jan. 8 class is requested prior to attending the Jan. 15 session. Additional class information and reservations are available on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary. org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132.
Nutrition Links: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free series of nutrition education workshops aimed at lower-income parents, adults, and older adults. These Nutrition Links workshops will be held most Wednesdays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 20 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nutrition education adviser Cindy Seigafuse will be the presenter. In this series, attendees will learn to eat healthy on a limited budget; plan low-cost, fast and easy meals; and keep food safe to eat. Participants will also sample new, healthy foods and receive a free cookbook, tote bag and more. Participants must attend at least five classes and complete paperwork to receive a graduation certificate and gift bag. The program is free and open to the public but is designed for parents/caregivers of children age 19 and under, adults or older adults who qualify for free or reduced school lunch, WIC, SNAP benefits, food pantry boxes/bags or Pennsylvania Farmers Market Vouchers. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please Seigafuse at 610-696-3500 or [email protected] edu in advance of your participation or visit. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary. org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132.
Movie Night: The library will screen “A Simple Favor” (R, 117 minutes) Thursday, Jan. 10, 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 610-933-3013 ext. 132.
Lyme Disease Presentation: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free Lyme disease presentation Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Lindsay Smith, MPH, public health educator with the Chester County Health Department, will be the speaker. Learn prevention tips, how to choose a repellent, signs/symptoms of Lyme and what to do if you are bitten by a tick. Attendees will receive a Lyme disease book, tick lifter and tick identification card. 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. Medical Marijuana: The Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation on medical marijuana Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. Nancy Williamson and Chosen Lee, pharmacists with Cure Pennsylvania, will be the speakers. The presentation will provide background on Cure Pennsylvania, the operator of Phoenixville’s medical marijuana dispensary. Cure PA pharmacists will provide information on how this new medicinal alternative may help alleviate the symptoms of many medical conditions. The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s medical marijuana program, approved products for patients and how patients and caregivers can participate will also be explained. 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. Basics of Social Media Applica-
cations: Learn the basics of social media applications in a series of classes to be offered at the Phoenixville Public Library on selected Saturdays in January and February. Christine Tarlecki is the instructor. Class schedule is as follows: Jan. 19 (Facebook), Jan. 26 (Twitter), Feb. 2 (Instagram), Feb. 23 (blogging). Class time is 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $15 per class. The classes are open to the public. For class descriptions and required registration, see the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or call 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Chester County Red Rovers: The Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation on the Chester County Red Rovers Tuesday, Jan. 22, at
7 p.m. Jeanne Clancy of the Chester County Library will be the presenter. The Red Rovers is a chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA): America’s Walking Club. Volkssport is an international sports program that promotes personal physical fitness and good health by providing fun-filled, safe exercise in a stress-free environment through self-paced walks and hikes. Their walks are social events that permit walkers to explore different towns and parks on pre-planned routes. This presentation 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.
Self-care Presentation: The Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation, “Feeling Burnt Out? The Cure is Self-Care!,” Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Alyssa Goehring, life coach and owner of The Delicate Balance, will be the speaker. Learn what self-care looks like for you and how to make time for it. 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. Books on Tap: Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet next Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at PJ Ryan’s Pub, 233 Bridge St., Phoenixville. The group will discuss “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab. 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 to purchase. For more information, email Christine Shaffer at shaffer.m.chris[email protected]
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]
First United Church of Christ: First United Church of Christ, 367 Washington St., Royersford. 8:30am the Men’s Breakfast Club will meet at the Lakeview Café Jan. 6 at 8:30 p.m. Sunday School for all ages will be Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. Worship celebrating the Baptism of Christ will be held Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. The Consistory will meet after worship. The Book Club will meet Jan. 7.