Event submissions: To be included in The Phoenix Community Calendar, email information to Editor Tony Phyrillas at tphyrillas@pottsmerc.com at least one week prior to desired Sunday announcement date. The earlier you send items, the more times information may be included in the print edition of the newspaper. Please use “Community Calendar” in the email subject line.

Kimberton Fire Company

Scrapbooking at Kimberton Fire Company, Covered Bride Room, 2276 Kimberton Rd., Phoenixville, PA, please join us for a great scrapbooking event on Friday, Feb. 21, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 22 from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. Cost is $25 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, or $60 for both. Reservations on a first come, first served basis. Beginners welcome. Classes are offered, and supplies offered for purchase from authorized vendors ... Friday night pizza, Saturday continental breakfast, lunch, drinks, desserts, and snacks. More space for more fun - 4’ x 2’. To reserve, call 610-935-1515 or go to phoenixvilleseniorcenter.org. All proceeds benefit the Phoenixville Area Senior Center. Join our Facebook Group: Phoenixville Senior Center Crops for up to the minute details.

Phoenixville Public Library

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

Julia Says “Bon Appetit!” Phoenixville Public Library presents Linda Kenyon as legendary cook and TV personality Julia Child, in a performance of Clay Teunis’ one-woman play, Julia Says, “Bon Appetit!” on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7:00 PM. Julia Child (1912 – 2004) was an American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to America. She was in the vanguard of “foodies,” who by changing America’s taste, helped create modern American culture. Her most famous works are the 1961 cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and her first television series, “The French Chef.” She starred in eleven other television series, and was the author of eighteen other books. While her public face and voice became familiar to all of us, this play focuses on her private side, especially her relationship with her husband, Paul Child. The play is a love story! Julia tells about growing up in southern California, her adventures in World War II, learning to cook French Cuisine, learning to teach and becoming a public figure. At the core was her love for Paul and his love for her. 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.

Free Microsoft Excel Classes. Phoenixville Public Library will host free beginner, intermediate, and advanced Microsoft Excel classes on selected Saturday mornings in February and March. Paul Celentano is the instructor. The schedule is as follows: Excel Basic (Feb. 15), Excel Intermedate (Feb. 29), Excel Advanced (March 28). Class time is 10:00 AM to noon. The classes are free and open to the public. Class descriptions and required registration available on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.

End-of-life care. Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation on the importance of planning for end-of-life care on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 PM. “End-of-Life Care: The Conversation Project” will be presented by Beth Adams of Willow Tree Hospice. The Conversation Project is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected. The Conversation Project offers tools, guidance, and resources to begin talking with loved ones about your and their wishes. Please join us for an informative presentation to learn why it is important to start the conversation with your loved ones. A guide will be distributed to all attendees to take home. 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.

Facebook 101 - Social media expert Christine Tarlecki returns to Phoenixville Public Library to offer another “Facebook 101” class on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10:00 AM to noon. Want to better connect with others on Facebook? Learn how to friend, post text and pictures from your phone or computer, connect and have fun in the world of Facebook. 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.

Free concert - Local pianist and singer-songwriter Chris Macy will perform in concert at Phoenixville Public Library on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7:00 PM. Macy will present a program of original songs in Americana, blues, and honky-tonk styles. Raised in Pottstown, Chris Macy is an active performing artist, composer, educator, author, and personal coach. 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.

Practical skills for caretakers - Local author and national speaker Gael Chiarella Alba will offer practical skills for caregivers in a free talk at Phoenixville Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:00 PM. Her new book is Fruits of Care: A User’s Guide to Family Caregiving. Family caregiving usually begins with simple acts of kindness supporting someone you love with their daily activities. Then again, you might be unexpectedly thrust into the middle of a medical trauma. Either way, you are now one of 4 million plus individuals who give care. Our numbers are growing as fast as our responsibilities! Things in the world of caregiving can quickly become overwhelming. Sharing a blend of memoir, current research and most importantly, some practical skills, Gael’s book highlights: the emergence of the family caregiver in the circle of care, the role of resilience through the experience of care, and results-oriented guidance in the practice of care. Bringing her expertise as a Yoga Therapist and meditation teacher to the rigors of caregiving, Gael helps caregivers successfully navigate care for themselves and others. 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.

Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet next on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:00 PM, at Great American Pub, 148 Bridge St., Phoenixville. The group will discuss Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, Death on the Nile. The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnett Ridgeway has been shot through the head. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is quite as it seems... A copy of the book may be reserved at the Library or at www.ccls.org. This 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.

College Admissions Workshop - Phoenixville Public Library will host a free workshop for parents and students, “College Admissions: It’s All About U”, on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 PM. Kevin Bukatman of College Planning Service America will be the speaker. The college admissions process for today’s students is difficult and extremely competitive. This one hour presentation will provide families with the best ways to help students get into their top choice schools, including writing winning resumes, personal statements and essays, finding the best scholarship opportunities, why extracurricular activities and community service matter, how to choose a major and the best jobs over the next ten years for college graduates. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org.

All about 2020 Census - The U.S. Census is the basis for distribution of federal and state funding, political representation, and community decision-making. Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation on the 2020 Census on Friday, Feb. 28, at 10:00 AM. Joy Dvornicich of the Philadelphia Regional Census Center will be the speaker. An accurate census will ensure that county residents receive their fair share of federal funding. Find out what you need to know about completing the 2020 U.S. Census, which can be done online or by phone, paper copy, or census taker. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.

Family Benefits Assistance - Phoenixville Public Library has partnered with the Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC) of Chester County to offer family benefits assistance appointments one afternoon a week at the Library. A bilingual community health worker is available for walk-in appointments for application enrollment assistance and advocacy for families and individuals for MA, CHIP, SNAP and TANF public health benefits. New applications and renewals are welcome. The service is free. For more information, call 610-344-5370.

Calling all cooks or culinary wannabes! Phoenixville Public Library announces its new Cookbook Club, which will gather at the Library on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. The Library will feature a different cookbook each month. Prior to each gathering, interested participants should come to the Adult Library Circulation Desk to browse the featured cookbook and make a free photocopy of the recipe you want to make. Then bring your prepared dish to share at the next gathering. Participants will eat, talk about the recipes and any modifications made, and more. Please bring your own place setting, utensils and beverage. The Library will provide water, napkins and cleanup supplies. Bring a container for leftovers – if there are any. And come hungry! This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for all participants 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

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