Calendar of Events

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MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT — Operation American Pride, a tribute to the military, will be observed at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 during the Phoenixville Phantoms High School football game. The event will feature patriotic music, color guard, tunnel of valor and half-time tributes. All active and retired military personnel are invited to attend the game free of charge. If you would like to be included in the pre-game activities, please report to Washington Field on Route 29 in Phoenixville by 6:30 p.m. All military personnel and their families will form a tunnel and welcome the Phantoms onto the field. Stay for a half-time tribute from the local congressman, state senator, state representative and local dignitaries. Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue or camouflage clothing to show their appreciation for the military.

BASKET BINGO — St. Basil the Great Church presents Basket & Bag Bingo at a new time and place: Sunday, Sept. 16 at St. Basil’s Church Hall. Doors open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Prizes will be from Longaberger, Vera Bradley, Coach, Dooney and Burke, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, B. Makowsky and Tignanello. There will be 20 games for $25, raffles and filled baskets/bags. All entrants must have a ticket. Limited seating. Call early. No smoking facility. Handicapped parking available. Proceeds benefit St. Basil the Great in Kimberton. For more information, call Dee 610-933-2181 or Chris 610-933-6039.

FALL FESTIVAL — St. Basil will host its annual fall festival from Sept. 12 to 16. Enjoy rides, a variety of food and other entertainment. The hours are Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6 to 10 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 14, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16, food at noon, rides 1 to 6 p.m. Play Bingo on Wednesday and Thursday. A wine and beer garden/casino night will be offered on Friday and Saturday. Locating the church with GPS? Use this address: 2340 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

FIRST FRIDAY — Come and enjoy what Phoenixville has to offer: music, stores, restaurants and other entertainment. First Friday will be celebrated on Sept. 7. Splintered Sunlight will perform on the main stage. The street performers will be DVD, Dennis McDonough, Jackie Cooper, Fiorenza-Downlin, Fabulous Taco Bros., Lights Out and Stimmler Bros.For more information about First Friday, visit www.phxfirstfriday.com.

FREE CINEMA NIGHT — Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3424 Ridge Pike, Collegeville, is offering a free movie night at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7. “I AM” is a documentary that features conversations with great minds about our world. Light refreshments & discussion following the film.

Donations graciously accepted.

Contact Kate Weber at kate.weber_uu@yahoo.com for more information.www.tpuuf.org. 610-631-0280

GOLF TOURNAMENT — Delaware Valley Hemophilia Foundation Annual Golf Classic will be held on Sept. 18 at Rivercrest Gold Club and Preserve.

A buffet lunch will be held at 11:45 a.m. The Shotgun Start is at 1 p.m. Cocktail & Buffet Dinner to follow. The event is hosted by CSL Behring and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Rivercrest Golf Club and Preserve is located at 100 Country Club Drive, Phoenixville.

For more information or to register, contact:

Delaware Valley Chapter office: 215-393-3611 or Matt German: 610-721-1258 Matthew.German@CSLBehring.com.

All proceeds from the event go to The Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.

PAPA FUNDRAISER — Phoenixville’s Evening in Black & White “Males Cooking For You” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville. “After 5” Black & White Attire. There will be food tasting, networking, a silent auction and dancing. Male chefs are encouraged to sign up. Proceeds will benefit after school programs. To purchase tickets, stop by Phoenixville Recreation Department, 123 Main St. Phoenixville, PA 19460 or Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives, 400 Franklin Ave, Suite 224, Phoenixville, PA 19460. For more information, contact Dolores Winston or Alexis Boswell at PAPA19460@Gmail.com or call 610-983-4110. The event is sponsored by Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives.

CHAMBER EVENTS

Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce

RSVP at www.phoenixvillechamber.org

NETWORKING EVENT — The chamber will partner with the Phoenixville Jaycees for a Young Professionals Networking Event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Sips Bistro & Bar, 400 Bridge St., Phoenixville. This event series has been formed for business minded people aged 21 to 40 to gather in a relaxed atmosphere to network with like-minded individuals. Refreshments will be provided with a cash bar. Come experience Sips’ French cuisine. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

CARD EXCHANGE — A Business Card Exchange with Hypnosis by Tony Longobardi, certified hypnotist, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 at his office, 509 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Join chamber members as they celebratean evening of networking, food, and fun as we recognize Hypnotist Tony Longobardi’s advancement in education in which he received his Certification in Clinical Hypnotism.Be sure to bring plenty of business cards for this event.

MONTHLY MEETING — The September Monthly Membership Breakfast will be held from 7:15 to 9 a.m. The location will be announced. Gene Barr from the PA Chamber, presented by OWM Law, will speak.

The breakfast is sponsored by Bender Healing and Phoenixville Public Library.

GATHERINGS

COMMUNITY DINNER — A community dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, and offered by Food For Thought, Kimberton Waldorf School’s Garden to Lunch Program. KWS will be making a Mexican Fiesta (with Peach Crisp for dessert) from scratch using local and/ or organic produce. Most of the veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, etc) are grown pesticide free in our own Organic School Garden. Everything is prepared by KWS Students and community members in the certified kitchen. Come taste a sample of what the students eat every day. There will be free musical entertainment. For prices and to RSVP call 610-933-3635 extension 133.

REVITALIZATION — Spring City Revitalization Committee, second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m, at the Spring City Hotel. Meetings in 2012 will be held Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

LUNCHEON — National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter #372 will hold its regularly scheduled monthly luncheon at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Ray’s Diner, 14 E. Germantown Pike, East Norriton. For more information, call 610-382-2752.

HEALTH FAIR — Chester Springs Community Church is having a Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Sept.8, 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. The church is located at 581 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs. There will be local chiropractors speaking, free food, free screenings, booths to check out, and door prizes. No cost to attend. All are welcome!

AARP

GENERAL MEETING — The AARP Chapter 713 general meeting will be held at noon on Sept. 5 at the Civic Center. Membership dues will be collected at the meeting.

CARD GAMES — Members of AARP will be playing card games at 1 p.m. on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Civic Center.

Phoenixville Public

Library

183 Second Ave.

Editor’s note: The library will be closed from Aug. 20 to Labor Day for renovations. It will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

JOB SEARCHING WORKSHOP — Discover some of the best online resources for job searching in free monthly classes at Phoenixville Public Library. “Job Searching Online,” a 90-minute class, will highlight websites for self-assessment, job profiles, local job openings, company research, networking, and resume and interview preparation. The class is held on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m., the first Wednesday at 2 p.m., and the first Friday at 10 a.m. in the library’s Harrop Room. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-933-3013 x32 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org.

DOWNLOAD CLASS — Learn how to browse, check-out, and download digital media from the Chester County Library System’s Overdrive service in free monthly classes at Phoenixville Public Library. “Download! eBooks & eAudiobooks”, a one-hour class, will be held on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday at 2 p.m., and the second Friday at 10 a.m. in the library’s Harrop Room. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-933-3013 x32 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org.

SPINNERS AND NEEDLEWORK — Phoenixville Public Library’s Phoenixville Spinners & Needlework Group is moving to a new time and location. Every Saturday, weather permitting, the group will meet in Reeves Park, across the street from the library, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fiber spinners and those who do needlework of any kind are invited to bring a project to work on and enjoy the fellowship of the group. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jean Munson at jeanmunson@verizon.net or Winnie Spoonts at 610-933-1375. Reeves Park is located on Main Street between Second and Third avenues in Phoenixville.

CITIZENS BANK PARK LECTURE — Phoenixville Public Library’s Fall Speakers & Events series kicks off with a peek behind the scenes at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park. Norman Mawby, co-author of the book, “Part of the Parade, will introduce you to the “other” team of players at the ballpark in a free lecture on Thursday, Sept., 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.

You’ll meet the park’s staff who have the place ready for you when you arrive and make sure things run smoothly and that a good time is had by all. You’ll learn what these folks do and why they do it. Copies of Mawby’s book will be available for purchase and autographs. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-933-3013 x32 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org.

OPEN GAMING NIGHT — Come unwind and make some new friends at Phoenixville Public Library’s monthly Open Gaming Night for Adults. The event returns Tuesday, Sept. 11, and is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library’s new Community Education Room. Participants may choose from the library’s selection of board or Wii games or may bring their own games. Bring a snack to share; beverages provided. The event is free and open to the public. Participants must be age 18 or over. For more information, call Chris Knupp at 610-805-4603.

Ongoing Events

SUPPORT GROUP—Preemie Parent Support Meeting for parents of premature babies currently in the NICU or at home. Fourth Thursday of the month 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Henrietta Hankin Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA. For more information and to register: melissa@thepreemielife.com or 610-715-5253.

ROTARY—Rotary Club of Phoenixville meets every Tuesday at noon at the Franklin Commons. For more information, contact Chuck Benz at 610-933-1171.

GOOD WORKS—Good Works has Saturday workdays every second Saturday of the month. Members meet at the Valley Forge Christian College. For more information or to sign up contact Cathy Gilbert at 610-383-9247.

JAYCEES—The Phoenixville Jaycees are always open to new ideas and welcoming new members. If you are looking to make a difference in the community, the Jaycees can help make that a reality.

Join the Jaycees at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month at our headquarters, 8 Gay Street, Phoenixville. For more information, please visit www.phoenixvillejaycees.com or email phoenixvillejaycees@gmail.com.

BNI: Phoenixville Chapter invites you to their weekly meeting, held each Thursday at 7 a.m. at Franklin Commons. Please contact Harry Kobus at 215-828-6442 for more information.

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesday nights,7:30-8:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Johns Circle.

No dues or fees. 610-933-9181