Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 8 January Monthly Membership Meeting of the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Franklin Commons. The featured topic will be: The Fiscal Cliff. There is an admission fee. The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter. To register or for info:

Thursday, January 10 Area 4 of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee will hold their monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the IBEW 380, 3900 Ridge Pike, Collegeville. For information, contact Kevin Dunbar at, 610-306-5649.

Friday, January 11 Mostly Maybe with I am Love and The Pretty Dittys 8:00 p.m.; doors open for dinner by 7:00 p.m. General Admission: $12 advance/$15 day of show

Saturday, January 12 Annual Winter Dance to celebrate the New Year to be held at the Holy Ghost Social Center, Starr and Bridge Streets, Phoenixville, from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Dancing to the Bill Koss Combo. For tickets call 610-933-3336 or 484-624-4664.


Saturday, January 12 Jeffrey Gaines with Alex Strag 8:00 p.m.; doors open for dinner by 7:00 p.m. General Admission: $20 advance/$22 day of show

Friday, January 18 The Dirk Quinn Band with Mantis 8:00 p.m.; doors open for dinner by 7:00 p.m. General Admission: $12 advance/$15 day of show

Monday, January 21 and Friday January 25 Family Stages’ will offer two performances of “Cinderella” at Augustus Lutheran Church in Trappe, Pa. Audiences can enjoy the Martin Luther King Holiday, January 21 with a 2:00 p.m. performance and again on Friday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m. Augustus Lutheran Church is at 717 W. Main Street, Trappe, PA. Tickets can be reserved by contacting Family Stages at 215-886-9341 or

Sunday, February 9 The Kimberton Lions Club will be hosting their 1st Annual Basket & Handbag Bingo starting at Noon at the Zion Lutheran Church on Route 724 in Phoenixville. There is an admission charge, and no children are permitted. For tickets or additional info please visit or call 610-933-7094.


You are invited to an Evening of Musical Entertainment

The King of Prussia Church of Christ is hosting a very special event to support a mission trip to Haiti. Come and enjoy an evening of inspirational music, refreshments and a silent auction. There will be a special performance by the students of the PA Leadership Charter School. Your donation will help support a humanitarian project through Mission Lazarus.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2013

Where: Church of Christ – 590 W. Valley Forge Rd. – King of Prussia

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Colonial Theatre



Tickets: $19.50- $30

Fri., Jan. 11, 8:00 p.m.

Bringing together all-star Philly musicians to cover classic Philadelphia tunes, David and the band hit the Colonial stage to celebrate their newest release I Ain’t Searchin’ originally recorded by The American Dream in 1970. The line-up includes: David Uosikkinen – The Hooters; Graham Alexander – Singer-songwriter / Paul McCartney in Broadway production of Rain; Ben Arnold – Singer-songwriter / 4 Way Street / US Rails; Eric Bazilian – The Hooters; Richard Bush – The A’s / The Peace Creeps; Steve Butler – Smash Palace; Tommy Conwell – Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers; Greg Davis – Beru Revue; Cliff Hillis – Singer-songwriter / Ike; Rob Hyman – The Hooters; Charlie & Richie Ingui – Soul Survivors; John Lilley – The Hooters; Fran Smith, Jr. – The Hooters; and TJ Tindall – Bonnie Raitt / Robert Palmer / Gamble & Huff.

Phoenixville Public Library will offer a presentation of Dani Johnson’s “War on Debt” program on Thursday, January 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Adeline Johnson will be the presenter. Mrs. Johnson, an Oaks, PA resident and mother of four, states that her life has been radically transformed through the coaching of Dani Johnson, international speaker, author, and business & finance expert. Adeline will share her story and introduce a video presentation of Dani’s program to help people pay off debt without making more money than they do now and to teach people the difference between wise and foolish spending.

This program is free and is open to members of the community who want to improve their financial literacy, one of the five literacies promoted by the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative launched by the Pennsylvania Library Association in early 2012. To learn more about PA Forward, visit

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-933-3013, Ext. 32 or e-mail Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.

Seen any good movies lately? You will at the next Movie Night at Phoenixville Library. On Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 PM, the Library will screen “All the President’s Men” (1976, rated PG, 139 min.). Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford star in this intriguing, Oscar winning thriller -- the true story of the Watergate break-in -- based on the best-selling book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 610-933-3013, Ext. 32 or e-mail Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue in Phoenixville.

Divorce Support Group as Grove United Methodist Church

A support and discussion group for people in or through a divorce process is beginning January 22nd, open to all, Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m.

Child care is provided. There is a $20 materials fee, but scholarships are available.

Grove is at 490 W. Boot Road, West Chester. Parking is free and readily available. For more information see, Call

Danielle at 484/431-0296 or email with questions or to pre-register (requested but not required).

Weekly topics, stimulated by nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery, include “Facing My Anger”, “Facing My Loneliness”, “New Relationships”, “KidCare” and “Forgiveness”.

Tuesday, January 8th

January Monthly Membership Meeting

Featuring: TBA

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Sponsors: St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter

Location: TBA

Cost:$18 for pre-registered members, $20 at the door for members, $25 at the door for not-yet-members

Tuesday, January 8th

Young Professionals Networking Event at Limerick Golf Club

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00pm

Location: Limerick Golf Club, 765 N. Lewis Road

Limerick, PA

Cost: FREE to attend

The Monarch Fire Company at 50 Pennsylvania Avenue, Monocacy, is having a steak and shrimp night on 1/5/2013. The dinner is from 5PM until 8PM. Call 610 385 3310 for more details.

National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter #372 will hold its regularly scheduled monthly luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.. 2, 2013 at Ray’s Diner, 14 E. Germantown Pike, East Norriton, Pa. For information: 610-382-2752.

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