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 features complimentary 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 Phoenixville-based 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. Valentine Workshop for Kids: Pennypacker Mills will present a Valentine workshop for kids Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon . Crafts will be created with a Victorian theme and will be easy for kids to complete with some help from an adult. This year, four crafts will be available: a 3-D card with a bumblebee that pops out, a heart-shaped sun catcher, a wooden frame with an poem and a flower hand craft where kids can trace an adult’s hand. The fee is $5/child, accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served. The workshop for Kids will take place in the Classroom Building, atop the hill from the Pennypacker mansion, located at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. To preregister, call 610-287-9349. For information, visit montcopa. org/pennypackermills or call 610-287-9349.
Phoenixville Public Library
Library Info: 183 Second Ave., phoenixvillelibrary.org, 610933-3013 ext. 132. Reservations for events/programs can be made online or by calling the library.
Happy Feet! Music Class: Second Monday of each month September through June. For ages 15 months to 5 years. Presented by Mr. Eric. An exciting, interactive class to introduce and instill a love of music. Classic tunes are featured along with newer songs and compositions. Register at phoenixvillelibrary.org or call 610-933-3013 ext. 124.
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] gmail.com.
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: 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 one-on-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.
Crazy Coverings: Saturday, Jan. 12, from 3 to 3:45 p.m. For all ages and families. This interactive and engaging show will feature live animals, which may include an alligator, a horseshoe crab, an owl and a turtle, and will promote an understanding and appreciation of wildlife through discovering how various animal coverings help them survive in their habitats. Presented by the Center of Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium. Register at phoenixvillelibrary. org or call 610-933-3013 ext. 124.
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 Applications: 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.
Family Movie Night: Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. For children and families. Treat the family to a big-screen surround sound showing of Disney/Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2” (PG). Light refreshments will be served. No registration needed.
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.
Author Visit: The Phoenixville Public Library will host a book talk with local author Dr. Brandie Nemchenko Monday,