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Area events

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]

Church News

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.

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