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Phoenixville Public Library

Library Info: 183 Second Ave., www.phoenixvillelibrary.org, 610-933-3013 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 edparmer@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 x132 or email mpinto@ccls.org.

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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 johnargeseanu@gmail.com.

Mobile Workforce Navigator: Your guide to resources available to unemployed and underemployed job seekers through the PA CareerLink and the United Way Financial Stability Center of Chester County, is available for free, walk-in appointments each Wednesday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., immediately following the weekly meeting of the Library’s Career Success Group. Call for more info.

Parkinson’s Disease 101: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation, “Parkinson’s Disease 101,” Monday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Wendy R. Lewis, executive director of the Parkinson Council, will be the speaker. More than 1.5 million people in the United States are living with Parkinson’s disease with 50,000 new cases diagnosed every year. While most people develop symptoms in their late 50s or early 60s, approximately 20 percent of all patients are diagnosed at a younger age. And as the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, more working professionals (friends, colleagues, and family members) will be living with the disease. Learn more about Parkinson’s disease, from diagnosis to its impact on families and communities, and how people with Parkinson’s are battling back. 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, July 31, at 7 p.m. at Conshohocken Brewing Company’s Rec Room, 230 Bridge St., Phoenixville. The group will discuss “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin. A copy of the book may be reserved at the library or online at ccls.org. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations not required. Food and drink not included but will be available for purchase. For more information, email Christine Shaffer at shaffer.m.christine@gmail.com.

Libraries Rock!: Summer Reading Clubs continue through Aug. 11 with three levels from birth through high school ages. Read for enjoyment, complete summer reading assignments and earn incentives and chances toward prizes. Visit the library to enroll.

Thrilling Thursdays: Offered by the children’s library at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2: Rockin’ Reptiles; Aug. 9: The Hilarious Magic of Sam Sandler.

Life and Legacy Planning: Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation “Life and Legacy Planning: How to Back Up Your Life and Why You Need To!” Thursday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. Gary S. Morgan of the Golden Years Advisory Network will be the speaker. Morgan will review the important life planning issues and discuss how you can take control of the information to protect yourself and your loved ones. 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.

Chesco Pops Concert at Phoenixville Middle School: The Chesco Pops Orchestra will perform in concert at Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1392 Gay St., Phoenixville, Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. The orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Joseph Gehring, will present “Classics at the Pops.” The concert will feature Phoenixville’s Joe Kenney, pianist and recording artist. The concert will feature classical music with a twist, as well as Pops classics. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the library. General admission tickets are $20, $15 for seniors (60+) and free for children and students. Tickets may be purchased online at chescopops.org or at the door. For more information, call 610-594-9178.

Paul T. Wentworth Trio in Concert: Phoenixville Public Library will present The Paul T. Wentworth Trio in concert Monday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. The trio features guitar, fiddle, bass and vocals. The local musicians will perform music of the ’30s and ’40s, some originals and some blues. The 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.

Movie Night @ the Library: The library will screen “Chappaquiddick” (PG-13, 146 minutes) Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. No reservations required.

Adult Summer Reading Program: The 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program at Phoenixville Public Library will run through Aug. 11. You must be at least 18 years old to qualify. Read any book or listen to any audiobook from any Chester County library or the OverDrive eMedia Catalog. Check in your book or audiobook at the Circulation Desk in the Adult Library or bring your list of eMedia loans to the Circulation Desk. Request a book review card for each title you check in or that are listed in your eMedia loans. Each book review card doubles as an entry form for a weekly raffle drawing for a gift card to a local restaurant or merchant. The more books you read and check in, the more chances you’ll have in each drawing. Each program participant who has submitted at least one book review during the course of the Summer Reading Program will be automatically entered into a grand prize drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card at the end of the program. For more information, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email mpinto@ccls.org.

Future Engineers Unite: Aug. 13 to 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must be ages 8 to 11 by start of the program. Calling all future engineers! At Future Engineers Unite, the goal is to give children insight into the various fields of engineering and their applications through conducting hands-on experiments and activities that cover different engineering fields and incorporate STEM. Each day of the week is spent featuring a new field of engineering. Limit of 18 applicants. Sign up at feu4fun.wixsite.com/summer-program. For more information, contact feuforfun@gmail.com or call 610-766-1610.

Learn to Code: Monday, Aug. 20, to Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For those entering grades five to seven: Learn how to code using the Scratch programming language and create your own interactive animations, games and stories. Limit of 18 registrants. Participants should plan on attending all four sessions. Registration required at phoenixvillelibrary.org (click on Kids Calendar, then the event) or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 124.

Go – the Surrounding Game: Aug. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For all ages and families. Drop in; no registration.

Perkiomen Valley Library

Library Info: 290 Second St., Schwenksville. Call 610-287-8360 for registration and information.

Yoga: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. 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 yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.


Harry Potter Party: Tuesday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. For all ages. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday. Harry Potter activities, games and more. Costumes are welcome. Optional: bring a new unwrapped gift. Gifts will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Pantry. No advanced registration required.

Baby Story Time: Tuesdays through Aug. 7 at 9:30 a.m. For ages 6 to 24 months with adult. Enjoy stories, songs and finger plays. Registration requested.

Stories in the Parks: Through Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Perkiomen Valley Library holds a story program at a different park each week. See the list of parks at pvlibrary.net or call the library at 610-287-8360. No advanced registration needed.

Make N’ Take Craft Days: Thursdays through Aug. 9. Kids drop-in between 2 and 4 p.m. and create a unique craft with your adult.

Build and Play Days: Fridays through Aug. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your friends and play games and build with Lego bricks, Magna Tiles, Keva Planks and more at the library.

Summer Reading Program: Through Saturday, Aug. 11. Participants pre-K-grade 12 earn tickets for raffle prizes (weekly and grand), DVD rental, book purchases. Pick up your reading log at the library or download it from the library’s webpage. For adults, each book review form is an entry ticket for the weekly prize drawings. Pick up your book review form at the library or download it from the library’s webpage.

Monday Movies: Monday through Aug. 13 at 2 pm. Enjoy a free movie and popcorn. Optional: bring your own comfortable chair to lounge in. For a full list of movies, go to pvlibrary.net.

Stories and Songs with Mrs. Carles: Wednesdays through Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. For ages 3 to 7. Join Mrs. Carles each week as we explore music through stories, songs and crafts. Live guitar music and hands-on fun. Registration required.

Area events

In the Good Old Summertime: Bring your family to Pennypacker Mills Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of old-fashioned lawn games of croquet, ring toss, hoops and Graces. Musician Keith Brintzenhoff will play his favorite songs with a mountain dulcimer, banjo and autoharp near the mansion. Try on vintage clothes, pose and have your picture taken with your camera to create a vintage picture to be shared. In the 1900s History Center, the General Store will be open for business. Children are invited to explore this re-creation and actually shop for goods and discover what life was like in small town America. Visit the Delaware Valley Classic MG Car Club as it hosts a vintage British car show on the grounds of Pennypacker Mills. Walk through the rows of cars and speak with the owners who have restored these pieces of history. Stop by the Pennypacker mansion for a guided tour of two floors of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker’s home. Stop by the food vendor for lunch or a snack. This is a free event, with a suggested donation of $2 per person. Pennypacker Mills is located at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. For more information, visit montcopa.org/pennypackermills or call 610-287-9349.

Worship Service: Fingerstyle guitarist and folklorist Maxwell “Max” Ochs, with his life-partner, Suzanne Ochs, will lead an upbeat worship service replete with music and poetry focusing on the importance of gratitude in and for our lives Sunday, Aug. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Collegeville.

National Night Out: Phoenixville Town Watch will partner with the borough’s first responders and community organizations to offer a free National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Grace Crossing Community Church, 248 Church St., Phoenixville. National Night Out is an annual community-building event that is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for participation in local anti-crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. This campaign is designed to unite, educate and inspire neighbors to take an active role in creating safe communities. Members of the Phoenixville Police and Fire Departments, Trappe Ambulance, Friendship Fire Company Diving-Rescue Unit and Chester County Station 77 will be in attendance along with representatives from the Chester County Sheriff’s Department. Free refreshments have been donated by Giant, Rite Aid, TD Alfredo’s Pizzeria, Petrucci’s Ice Cream & Water Ice, Herr’s, Redners, Walgreens, BB&T Bank, Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust, Bryn Mawr Trust and The Phoenixville Police Association. The event will feature live music from the Paul Wentworth Band. Crafts, face painting and a karate demonstration by Satori Dojo Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts will entertain younger attendees, while community organizations will host exhibits to provide information on a variety of services. For more information, contact Ginger at Phoenixville Town Watch at pvillewatchband@gmail.com or find Phoenixville Town Watch on Facebook.

Farm, Home and Youth Fair: The Farm, Home and Youth Fair will take place Aug. 9, 10 and 11 at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville. Everyone can participate in this fun-filled, old-school fair. This traditional 4-H Fair will also feature open class exhibits that anyone from the community can enter. Included are flower, vegetable, cooking and baking, photography and craft exhibits that are judged and awarded first-, second- and third-place ribbons. Online registration open; entries are due to be dropped off at the 4-H Center July 31, Aug. 6 and Aug. 8 for perishable items. The Fair celebrates the culmination of the 4-H project year for Montgomery County 4-H members. This is the 4-H members’ opportunity to show their families, friends and the public their achievements throughout the year. The livestock and animal science 4-H members will have their animals on display and show them and answer questions. Other 4-H clubs will also have their projects on display and will be on hand to promote 4-H and their clubs. The Creamery Crafters Club will hold its Fabric Sale. There will be demonstrations, contests, games, music, an Open Pet Show and food. Activities will include Make-It and Take-It, Fun with Food, Adventures with Herpetology, Rabbit Hopping, Goat Yoga and a Kiddie Tractor Pull. Kendal Conrad, Sound Sensations DJs and the Daisy Jug Band will provide musical entertainment. The horse clubs will offer pony rides and a horse show Aug. 10. Farm volunteers will run hayrides all three days. The Market Animal Sale will be held Aug. 11. For more information, visit montcopa4hcenter.org.

Community Festival: The 10th annual St. Teresa of Calcutta Community Festival will take place Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the parish campus on Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road in Limerick Township. The festival will feature amusement rides by Tons of Fun, bungee jump and rock wall by Bruster’s of Limerick, live music, children’s games, adult games of chance, bingo, cash raffle with $5,000 grand prize, a beer and wine garden and a sponsor expo. Live entertainment and special events each night will include: Wednesday, Aug. 22: Ride Wristband Night (pay-one-price rides), free Beer Garden Trivia, DJ Rich Sheldon; Thursday, Aug. 23: His & Hers Bingo, live music with Anakai Ney, DJ Rich Sheldon; Friday, Aug. 24: Corn Hole Tournament (adults and kids), live country duo Sparkle & Rust, DJ Rich Sheldon; Saturday, Aug. 25: Gift Card Bingo, live music with John Anthony Seitz with Mr. Mike on the Box and Clay McElwee. Admission for His & Hers Bingo and Gift Card Bingo is $20/person for 15 games, plus one bonus game for advance ticket holders. Both are indoor events, rain or shine. Doors open for these bingo events at 6 p.m.; bingo begins at 7 p.m. Visit stfestival.org for complete festival details, bingo tickets and corn hole registration.

Psychic Fair: Best Psychic Site will host the third annual Best Psychic Fair Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the corner of Bridge and Main streets in Phoenixville. There is no cost to attend the event, only for purchased goods and services. For more information, visit BestPsychicFair.com or call or call 610-268-9517.

Craft Marketplace: The Friends of Pennypacker Mills, a Montgomery County-owned historical site located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, will hold its seventh annual craft marketplace Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Mills. Organizers anticipate 80-plus crafters. Crafts will include sterling and gemstone jewelry; beaded and wire jewelry; wreaths; mixed media art; brooms and accessories; stained glass; holiday décor; woolen wares made from alpaca, llama and angora; photos on tile; tassels created from salt and pepper shakers; all manner of fabric crafts; ceramic and stoneware pottery; and ,new this year, a food aisle. There will be a food vendor on site, and the mansion will be open for tours. The friends group will have a tent and be raffling a Civil War replica cannon, a Madame Alexander doll dressed in handmade period clothing and a quilt. All proceeds will benefit Pennypacker Mills. Admission is free. For information, call Carol at 610-489-9732, email grammyx5@verizon.net or visit friendsPPM.org ormontcoPA.org/PennypackerMills.

Church News

First UCC Royersford: First UCC, Royersford, 367 Washington St., Royersford, will celebrate Easter in July on July 29. Pastor Deb Timmins will lead worship. Kathy Bieski will play the piano. Personal care items are still being collected for Project Outreach.