Event submissions: To be included in our Community Calendar, send information to Editor Tony Phyrillas at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Generations Virtual Walk/Run
Generations Virtual Walk/Run to Benefit Phoenixville Area Senior Center. Register at www.phoenixvilleseniorcenter before this self-determined walk or run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 29. Run at your chosen location, distance, and pace during the 2-week period. Report your results to the Phoenixville Area Senior Center at 610-935-1515 for a T-shirt and a chance at a prize. You also have the opportunity to help seniors in your community remain active.
Date Night Movie Night
East Pikeland Township will host Date Night Movie Night on Friday, Sept. 13, at Kimberton Park, 2202 Kimberton Rd., Phoenixville. Two pay-as-you-go food trucks will be available from 6-10 pm, or bring your own dinner; with local rock band, Less Than 7, playing from 6-7:15pm. The movie will start at 7:30pm on the amphitheater stage. Don’t forget your blanket and chairs! This event is sponsored by Phoenixville ACE Hardware and the East Pikeland Park and Recreation Board. Co-organized by Food Truck Craze. Please go to www.eastpikeland.org for more information.
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.
Free Children’s Reading Event
Kiddie Academy of Phoenixville, a local educational child care provider, invites Phoenixville-area children and their families to Storytime LIVE!, a free community reading event on Saturday, Sept. 14. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a story reading and classroom visit with Curious George and Pinkalicious. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the excitement. Storytime LIVE! is free and open to everyone: current students, new friends interested in learning more about Kiddie Academy of Phoenixville, and anyone looking to share a special experience with their child. Kiddie Academy of Phoenixville is located at 10 Chrisevyn Lane in Phoenixville. Register online at www.kastorytime.com
Pasta Party and Auction to benefit the Phoenixville Area Time Bank. Join Luigi Fettucini and his hilariously dysfunctional family for an entertaining evening. Feast on a 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. (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 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Buy tickets online via the Time Bank’s website, www.patimebank.org/events-1/annual-pasta-party-and-auction.
5th Annual Pierogi Fest
5th Annual Pierogi Fest at Holy Ghost Church, Bridge and Starr Streets, Phoenixville on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM. Traditional and New Pierogi Flavors, Food, Drinks, Music, Games, and Prizes for All Ages. Eat in or Take out-cash or check only. Free parking. For more info call 610-933-3336.
Kimberton Arts & Music Festival
East Pikeland Township, along with Kimberton Arts Alliance, will host the inaugural Kimberton Arts & Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 am to 7:30 pm at Kimberton Park, 2202 Kimberton Rd., Phoenixville. This free event will feature live music for every age and interest; over 40 art, craft, and business vendors; kid’s activities; food; and more! Musical guests include: Jeffrey Gaines, Mason Porter, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, Rolling Thunder Blues Revue, Vinyl Roots, Ryan Mayersky, Rob Dickenson, Frozen Smoke & Miss Maggie Sings! Search Kimberton Arts & Music Festival on Facebook or go to www.eastpikeland.org for information.
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.
Acrylic Painting Class Phoenixville Public Library will host another fun, step-by-step acrylic painting class with local artist Amy Hathaway on Tuesday, Sept. 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.
Free Movie Screening Taron Egerton portrays music legend Elton John in Rocketman (2019, Rated R, 121 min.), a musical fantasy about John’s breakthrough years. The film will be shown at Phoenixville Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments served. 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.
Area author to speak Chester County author Bruce Mowday will speak on his new book, “Stealing Wyeth,” at Phoenixville Public Library on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7:00 PM. Andrew Wyeth, one of the best known American artists in the world in the 20th century, was the victim of a theft from his Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, estate. Fifteen paintings, most by Andrew and his son Jamie, were taken one Saturday night. Today, those paintings would be worth millions of dollars. The FBI and Pennsylvania State Police were the investigating agencies. Were the paintings still in America or Europe or Asia? Were the paintings pre-sold and in a private collection, being stored for future sales or destroyed because the artwork was so well known? The search for the paintings takes the investigators throughout the United States and involves dangerous thieves, gamblers, drug dealers and murderers. In the process of tracking down the thieves and the paintings, hundreds of other crimes were solved. Stealing Wyeth was researched and written by Bruce Mowday, who covered the case as a newspaper reporter for the Daily Local News of West Chester. 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.
Learn the basics of needle felting and make a cute pumpkin or jack o’lantern at Phoenixville Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:00 PM. Jenne Dudrear of Lilac Road Handmade is the instructor. Learn to how to take wool roving and sculpt it into the shape of your choice using a special barbed needle. Materials fee is $20.00 per person, payable at the door. This event is open to the public. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.