Event submissions: To be included in our Community Calendar, send information to Editor Tony Phyrillas at tphyrillas@pottsmerc.com at least one week prior to desired Sunday publication date. The earlier you send items, the more times information will be included in the newspaper. Use “Community Calendar” in the subject line.

Benefit performance

Support the Collegeville Lions Club, Purchase a $20.00 ticket to enjoy “See How They Run” at Playcrafters of Skippack, 2011 Store Road, Skippack, Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:00 PM Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres, 2:00 PM Showtime For tickets - contact Bob at 610 489 3280.

Italian dinner/auction

Pasta Party and Auction to benefit the Phoenixville Area Time Bank. Join Luigi Fettucini and his hilariously dysfunctional family for an entertaining evening where antics and laughter are sure to ensue. Feast on a delicious, home-cooked Italian dinner at Luigi Fettucini’s Pasta Party to be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville, on Saturday, Sept. 14. There will be pasta with sausage, homemade gravy and meatballs, with vegetarian and spaghetti squash options available. Add a sparkling salad, fresh grated Parmesan cheese, garlic bread, dessert, and choice of beverage. (Bring your own bottle of vino – BYOB.) Take-out will be ready to go starting at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Purchase advance tickets online by Sept. 7 for a $2 discount. Buy tickets online via the Time Bank’s website, www.patimebank.org/events-1/annual-pasta-party-and-auction.

Phoenixville Public Library

Library Info: The library is located at 183 Second Ave., phoenixvillelibrary.org, 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Reservations for events/programs can be made online or by calling the library.

Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet next on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7:00 PM at The Foodery, 325 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. The group will discuss Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simple there. Within the striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. Le Cirque des Reves is open only at night. Behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway--a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. This is a game in which only one is left standing, unbeknownst to them. But Celia and Marco fall headfirst into love. The game plays out, with everyone’s fates in the balance. A New York Times Bestseller. A copy of the book may be reserved at the Library or online at www.ccls.org. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, e-mail Christine Shaffer at shaffer.m.christine@gmail.com.

Wings for Success is a Chester County nonprofit organization providing women free employment-related clothing and uniforms. Learn about the organization and their services at a free presentation at Phoenixville Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 11:00 AM. Wings for Success treats each woman to a caring, personalized styling appointment that includes accessories as well as new undergarments and seasonal items. This presentation will detail everything Wings for Success has to offer, how the clothing program works, and how to set up an appointment. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. For more information, call 610-933-3013 x132 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org.

Interested in baseball? Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation“WAR: What Is It Good For? Are Current Baseball Stats Ruining the Game?” on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:00 PM. Dave Costello will be the speaker. His lecture will touch on how baseball stats have evolved over the years and whether the current abundance of statistical measures is changing the game in too radical of a way. Dave Costello is a father of four sons and a lifelong Phillies fan. He has two Masters Degrees, an MBA and an MA in English Literature. He currently teaches at Jefferson University and Immaculata University. He loves everything and anything about baseball and “Star Wars.” This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.

Art of Mindfulness Phoenixville Public Library will host a free class, “Tai Chi and the Art of Mindfulness,” on Friday, Sept. 6, at 1:00 PM. Mitch Goldfarb will be the instructor. Longevity and rejuvenation are the primary goals of Tai Chi, a system of slow, gentle, non-strenuous movements ideal for people of any age who want to stay flexible, increase their energy and reduce stress. Professor Goldfarb will share with you this wonderful art where one joins the mind, body and spirit. It leads to more graceful, effortless movement in your everyday life. Mitch Goldfarb is a Professor at West Chester University in the Kinesiology Department. He also teaches at several yoga and wellness centers in the Philadelphia area. His teaching background includes over four decades experience instructing at various Philadelphia area colleges and universities. In addition to Tai Chi, Mitch is certified in alternative healing as a Reiki Master & Master Instructor. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 Ext. 132.

Yoga for Beginners Phoenixville Public Library will host a free “Yoga for Beginners” class on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10:30 AM to noon. The class will be led by members of the nonprofit Isha Foundation. Whether you’re seeking health and joy or peace and love, whether it’s success in the world or inner exploration you’re striving for, these simple practices are designed to help you cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease. The class does not require any fitness level or prior exposure to yoga. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.

Acrylic Painting Class Phoenixville Public Library will host another fun, step-by-step acrylic painting class with local artist Amy Hathaway on Tuesday, September 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cost of the class is $15.00, which includes a 16” x 20” canvas and all the supplies for creating a beautiful art piece. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments served. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.

Phoenixville Tech Group: Need assistance with a tech question, or just want to learn more about current computer technology? The Phoenixville Tech Group offers weekly meetings and clinics at Phoenixville Public Library Mondays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Phoenixville Tech Group brings technology users together to share knowledge and experience. Group facilitator Glenn Musser is particularly interested in helping those who have limited or no experience with computers. Topics that can be addressed include: digital cameras, cellphones, tablets, cable TV and FiOS, GPS, computer and printer recommendations, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, software installation, computer security, speeding up a sluggish computer and more. A schedule of weekly meeting topics is available at phoenixvilletg.com. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, email Glenn at Glenn@SeniorTechGroup.com.

Phoenix Fiction Writers: Adult writers of fiction invited to attend meetings of the Phoenix Fiction Writers at the library. Group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for education, empowerment and constructive criticism of their work. Led by Eric Parmer, the sessions offer writers the opportunity to ask questions about the writing process, read their work out loud and receive and offer input on the material read. Writers wishing to have their work critiqued should submit their work to Parmer prior to each meeting. The group is free and open to the public. To submit writing samples or for more information, contact 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 ext. 132 or email mpinto@ccls.org.

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: 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 abarr@openhearthinc.org or call 610-331-4101.

Perkiomen Valley Library

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

Community Yoga at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Mondays at 7:00 pm. Teens and adults. Drop-in for $5 per session. Join Adjoa Amoah, RYT 200, AYS / Carmen Molina, RYT, for all levels of yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome! Email questions to vaayuyoga@gmail.com.

Cookbook Club and Monthly Potluck at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 pm. Sign up at the library to make a recipe from the cookbook of the month and then join us to eat, discuss, and share in joy of cooking (and baking)! Contact the library for the feature book of the month. Call 610-287-8360.

Writers Assemble at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville, Thursday, August 29, at 4:30 pm join a monthly writing club! Meet other people who love to write! Come to write, or to get or give feedback. Call 610-287-8360.

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