Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

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Area events

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,

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