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.
Kimberton Arts & Music Festival
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 hosted by East Pikeland Township, along with Kimberton Arts Alliance, 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.
Free Shred Day, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to Noon, at GMI/Norman, 99 Starr St., Phoenixville. Easy drive-through with onsite shredding of documents. Bring up to 4 boxes of items to shred and an item of warmth to support the Orion Communities “Warmth For All” Campaign. Free coffee and donuts while they last.
Fall Fashion and Luncheon
Freeland Chapter #323 Order of the Eastern Star will be holding a Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Location for the event is Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426.
Fashions by Shekala’s - A Petitie Missy and Plus Boutique and luncheon is included in the ticket price. Tickets are $15.00. To reserve tickets contact Darlene at 610 212-8654 cell or email email@example.com We will also have basket opportunities and a 50/50 cash drawing.
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.
“Dyslexia Myths, Symptoms & Solutions” October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation, “Dyslexia: Myths, Symptoms & Solutions”, on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM. Debbie Service, dyslexia specialist and screener, will be the presenter. As a homeschooling mom of ten years, Debbie Service had no idea why two of her four children struggled to read, write and spell. She tried different reading programs, formalized assessments and doctors’ visits. It wasn’t until she was introduced to the Orton-Gillingham methodology that her two children started to learn how to read with minimal frustration and consistent success. Soon after using this program, she learned that her children had dyslexia, an inherited condition that affects 20 percent of our population. She says if she had known they had dyslexia, she could have prevented much frustration and many tears. One of her passions is to educate parents, so that children with dyslexia will have every opportunity to learn with success. This presentation will cover dyslexia’s myths, symptoms and solutions. 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 to write fiction with local published novelist Elizabeth Doan in a free, three-hour workshop at Phoenixville Public Library on Friday, October 4 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The workshop will teach the basics of composing a story. Participants will learn about plotting, characterization, dialogue and narration, setting and more. There will be an exercise at every point along the way. Elizabeth Doan is a published author who writes novels for young people and historical romance novels. She has an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently contracted with MacMillan for two upcoming novels. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.
Phoenixville Public Library will host the AARP Smart Driver Four-Hour Refresher Class on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The AARP Smart Driver course offers you an important opportunity to learn how to drive more efficiently and safely. You’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time, and much more. Participants must have previously taken an eight-hour Smart Driver class in order to attend this refresher class and qualify for a possible insurance discount. Cost is $15.00 for AARP members (card must be presented) and $20.00 for non-members, check or money order only, payable to AARP Smart Driver. 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 Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.
Free “Meditation for Beginners” class on Saturday, October 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. The class will be led by members of the nonprofit Isha Foundation. “Isha” refers to that which is the source of creation. “Kriya” literally means internal action. Created by Sadhguru -- yogi, mystic and the foremost authority on yoga -- Isha Kriya meditation is suitable for beginners, age 12 and up. Practice of Isha Kriya offers enhanced clarity, improved health, heightened focus, increased energy, and a greater sense of peace and joy. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.