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Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Sept. 10


Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Phoenixville Public Library

Library Info: 183 Second Ave., www.phoenixvillelibrary.org, 610-933-3013 x132. 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.

ESL Conversation Group: new weekly group on Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Group facilitated by John Argeseanu and open to ESL students and tutors and anyone in the community looking to improve/practice their English. Free and open to public. For more info, e-mail 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.

Phoenixville Tech Group: The Phoenixville Tech Group holds weekly morning meetings at Phoenixville Public Library on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, and monthly evening meetings on the third Thursday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Phoenixville Tech Group brings technology users together to share knowledge and experience. We are particularly interested in helping those who have limited or no experience with computers. Topics that can be addressed include: digital cameras, cell phones, tablets, cable TV & FiOS, GPS, computer and printer recommendations, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, e-mail, software installation, computer security, speeding up a sluggish computer, and more. The group is free and open to the public. More information on the group are available at www.phoenixvilletg.com, by email at Glenn@SeniorTechGroup.com or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.

Math 24 Club: Mondays from 5 to 5:45 p.m. starting Sept. 11. For those in grades three to five. Math 24 is a game that builds strong mental math and problem-solving skills.

Phoenix Book Club: Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The Phoenix Book Club will meet at the library to discuss “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey” by Rinker Buck. A copy of the book may be reserved at the library or at ccls.org. The club is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email mpinto@ccls.org.

Card Making Workshop for Adults: Sept. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. Phoenixville Public Library will host a card making work for adults. Join craft instructor Helen Burnley to make three beautiful gift card holder/greeting cards that each recipient is sure to enjoy. Cost is $10 per person, payable in cash at the door. This event is open to the public. Reservations are required (cancellations appreciated) on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132.

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story: Second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 1:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 13. Ages 3-5 with caregiver . No registration required. This is a bilingual storytime. Come and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English. Presented in collaboration with Ursinus College.

Go – the Surrounding Game: Thursday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 14. For students in grades five to 12. Register online at phoenixvillelibrary.org, call 610-933-3013 ext. 124 or visit the library.

Microsoft Office & More!: Learn Microsoft’s Office 2013 programs and more in a series of free classes on selected Saturdays through December. IT professional Ernie Tidball is the instructor. The class schedule is as follows: Sept. 16 (Excel Basic); Oct. 7 (Word Basic); Oct. 21 (Excel Intermediate); Oct. 28 (Outlook); Nov. 4 (Word Intermediate); Nov. 18 (Excel Advanced); Nov. 25 (Publisher Basic); Dec. 2 (Cyber Security). Class time is 10 a.m. to noon in the Library’s Community Education Room. Students may bring their own laptops with Office 2013 installed (Office not needed for Facebook and Cyber Security classes) and should bring a USB drive if they wish to save their work. Basic knowledge of computers and the ability to use a keyboard and mouse are required. Space is limited. Students may register for one or any combination of classes. When registering, indicate if you will be bringing a laptop.

Make Your Own Acrylic Painting: Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Phoenixville Public Library will host a step-by-step painting class with local artist Amy Hathaway. The $15 materials fee includes a 16-by-20-inch canvas and all the supplies for creating an art piece. No experience necessary. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments served. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 ext. 132.

Financial Aid Seminar: Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Phoenixville Public Library will host a financial aid seminar for college-bound high school students and their families. Kevin Bukatman, president of College Planning Service America, will be the presenter. In this seminar, you will learn how to determine your family’s Expected Family Contribution, the difference between need-based and merit-based financial aid, strategies to maximize and enhance your financial aid package, the different methodologies used to determine your financial aid, what colleges and universities value on their applications, where to find outside scholarship programs and the true cost of attendance at local and national colleges and universities. 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.

The Great American Songbook: Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Local singers Teresa D’Andrea, mezzo-soprano, and Thadd Shirey, baritone, will sing from The Great American Songbook. Their program will feature songs by Gershwin, Berlin and Porter, as well as music from Broadway. 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.

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. There is a charge per session. Join Adoja Amoah-Aggrey, RYT, / Carmen Molina, RYT, for all levels of yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome. E-mail questions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 2-5 with an adult. Registration requested. Call 610-287-8360.

Baby Story Time: Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Ages 6-24 mos. with adult. Enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. Registration requested. Call 610-287-8360.

Area events

Saint Mary Feast: The Church of Saint Mary’s will hold its communitywide Saint Mary Feast Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 40 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville. Beginning with the noon Mass, enjoy music, games, food and fellowship until 6:30 p.m. There will be homemade Latin, Polish, Italian and American foods along with fun carnival games including a Eurobungee jump, a rock wall and dunk tank. There will be ’60s music by Steve and Dave, music and games by DJ Mike Trotter and animal balloons by Chippy the Clown. Stop by our Attic Treasures. Come watch the Eagles season opener vs. Washington Redskins in the biergarten, which will have craft beer and wine, or try your luck in a 50/50 raffle. All are welcome. For additional information, visit churchofsaintmary.org.

Forge Theater Auditions: Auditions for “The 1940’s Radio Hour” will be held at the Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave., Phoenixville, Sunday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Auditions will consist of singing a prepared song (preferably with a 1940s or standard feel) and movement and cold readings from the script. Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Show dates: Jan. 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20 and 21*. (*denotes 2 p.m. matinees.) In case of bad weather, two performances could be added Jan. 26 and 27. Questions can be directed to the director, Greg Morton, at greggymorton2002@gmail.com or 917-913-2619.

Craft Marketplace: The Friends of Pennypacker Mills, a 501(c)(3) corporation that raises funds to support the Pennypacker Mills historical site located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, will hold its sixth annual Craft Marketplace Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.on the grounds of the Mills. The Craft Marketplace is expecting 70-plus skilled craftsmen. Handcrafted items iwill nclude scrollsaw art and ornaments with an ongoing demonstration; woolen wares made of angora, alpaca and llamas (and the bunnies will be there, too); repurposed wine corks and bottles; digital art; stained glass; sterling and gemstone jewelry; beaded jewelry; metal sculpture and jewelry; baby items; repurposed wood items; fabric crafts; jams and jellies; Amish furniture and bird houses from antique local barns; soaps and more. All proceeds will benefit Pennypacker Mills. For information, call Carol at 610-489-9732, email grammyx5@verizon.net or visit friendsppm.org or montcopa.org/pennypackermills.

Soroptimist of Phoenixville Women’s Nine, Wine & Dine: Sept. 27. Enjoy nine holes of golf at Phoenixville Country Club, followed by cocktail hour with crudités, raffles and silent auction then onto dinner with guest speaker Sue Weldon, founder and president of Unite for HER. Registration 1 to 2:30 p.m.; tee time 2:30 p.m.; cocktails and crudités 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; dinner and speaker 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: golf and dinner: $90; dinner only: $50. Register at soroptimistpxv.com. For more information, contact siphoenixvillegolf@gmail.com.

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”: Forge Theatre will present “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” through Oct. 1. Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave., Phoenixville. For more information, visit forgetheatre.org.

Church News

First UCC Royersford: First UCC, Royersford, 367 Washington St., Royersford. The Men’s Fellowship group from First UCC, Royersford will meet at Corner Café in Royersford at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10 for breakfast. The fall schedule will begin Sept. 10 with Sunday School for all ages meeting at 10 a.m. in the Social Hall. A new book study led by Pastor Deb will start based on “What is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.” Worship will be held at 11 a.m. and a special collection for Bethany Children’s Home — sending Darlene “Over the Edge” will be taken.