The Phoenix is maintaining a Community Calendar of Events. If your club or organization is planning a social event that affects residents
of the Phoenixville area, contact The
Phoenix at least two weeks in advance at 610- 933-8926, ext. 645.
The Bookworm, 742 S. Main St., Phoenixville, hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Information 610-983-9144.
The Kimberton Badminton Club meets every Tuesday and Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Waist Off Program - A one hour "work it off and work it down" exercise program at A Healthy Change for Us, 245 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Monday through Saturday, noon; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For information, call 610-917-1067.
Phoenixville Public Library offers free Internet classes and one-on-one computer tutoring at various day and evening times during the week in the Library's Public Computer Center. Registration is required. Call the Library's Reference Desk at 610-933-3013, ext. 32 for the current schedule of tutors and classes and to register.
Phoenixville AA meeting at Gay and Walnut streets, Phoenixville, 7:30 p.m. daily.
Phoenixville Hospital Thrift Shop, 228- 230 Church St., Phoenixville. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. Starting July 9 hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Saturday.
The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area Archives and Museum hours are Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call 610-935-7646.
Support group for survivors of rape, Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, for adult women who are survivors of rape. The ongoing group meets Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information or to register, call Amie Quirion at 610-277-0932, ext. 228.
Royersford Alanon Family Group meeting at the Church of the Epiphany, 209 S. Third Ave., Royersford, 8 to 9 p.m.
Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville meeting at Phoenixville Country Club, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome, reservations necessary. For more information, call Lee Deveney at 610-783- 7165.
Nar-Anon, a support group for families and friends of drug abusers, meeting 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Phoenixville.
Serenity at Noon Group, of Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, noon to 1 p.m. at Club Anonymous, 131 Gay St., Phoenixville.
Senior Adult Activity Center of the Phoenixville Area, 153 Church St., Phoenixville, Breakfast program, 9:30 a.m.; duplicate bridge, blood pressure, 10 a.m.; needle group, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Diabetes support group, 12:45 p.m.
Card Party every week at the Civic Center, 1 p.m., sponsored by AARP. Refreshments and prizes.
Phoenixville Chapter Compassionate Friends, a self-help support group for bereaved parents and adult siblings, the second Thursday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church, Main and Morgan streets, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 610-933-2346.
Co-dependents Anonymous meets Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2725 Egypt Road, Audubon.
Pilot Club of Valley Forge, an international service group of volunteer persons whose focus is on brain disorders and community service projects, meets at the Limerick Diner at 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday. For information about the club or joining, call 610-917- 8410. Our community service projects keep us busy and we have fun along the way.
AA Kimberton, meeting at Centennial Lutheran Church, Hares Hill and Cold Stream roads, Kimberton, 7:30 p.m.
Healthy Woman, meeting 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Phoenixville Hospital Medical Building. Topic: "Women & Heart Disease: Are You at Risk?" Healthy Heart screening. For information or to register, call 610-983- 1288.
Physicians Forum, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free, Phoenixville Hospital Medical Building. For information or to register, call 610-983-1288.
Easy Breathers Support Group, meeting in Phoenixville Hospital Respiratory Therapy, Suite 202, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free. Call 610-983- 1288 to register.
Diabetes Support Group II, meeting at the Senior Adult Activity Center, 153 Church St., Phoenixville. Topic: Summertime Foods. New members call the center at 610-935- 1515 to register.
Movie Night at Phoenixville Library, 7 p.m. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003, rated PG-13) will be shown. This is an intelligent and visually stunning film, based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier about the fictional relationship between the famous Dutch painter Vermeer and the servant girl who posed for his most famous work. Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson star. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to stay for a lively, informal discussion following the screening. Bring a seat cushion and enjoy a fun night out at the movies. Movie Night is the second Thursday of every month (July 12). For more information, call 610-933-3013, ext. 32. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville.
Phoenixville Area High School Commencement exercises, 6:30 p.m. at Washington Field.
Thursday & Friday
55 Alive, at Phoenixville Hospital Medical Building, 8 a.m. to noon both days. Fee, $10 per person, payable to AARP. For more information or to register, call 610-983-1288.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Basketball fans needed for crowd scene for Mighty Macs movie "Our Lady of Victory," beginning at noon each day. You can participate in all three days or just one day. Filming will take place at the Hollinger Fieldhouse at West Chester University, West Chester. For directions, visit www.wcupa.edu/visitors/directions.asp Although these are volunteer positions, lunch will be provided and prize drawings will be held throughout the day. If you are interested, R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, presents Into Great Silence (NR) Documentary - A seriously quiet contemplation on the lives of Carthusian monks at the Grande Chartreuse Monastery in the French Alps.
Overeaters Anonymous meeting 7:15 to 8:15 a.m., Suite 18, The Commons at Valley Forge, Route 23. A support group for those who have a desire to stop eating compulsively. No fee.
MOMS Club of Phoenixville East meets the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Main St., Phoenixville. For information, call Carys at 610-983-0467.
Senior Adult Activity Center of the Phoenixville Area, 153 Church St., Phoenixville, breakfast program, 9:30 a.m.; no Stretch and Flex; body recall, 9, 10, 11 a.m. Tai Chi, Chester County Clowns, 12:45 p.m.
A Peace Vigil is held every Friday from 5 until 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main and Bridge streets at Renaissance Park. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to bring appropriate signs and/or candles. For more information, contact Emmett Gruici at 610- 933-7547.
Soup Sale Fundraiser at Friendship Fire Company #2, High Street, Phoenixville, on weekends. There are 15 to 20 different kinds of soups available. The cost is $4 for a tub or a bag. For information, call Ruth at 610-933- 5635.
Phoenixville Summer Street Music Series, every Friday live bands and entertainers. Local bands start at 6 p.m. Acts start at 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Bridge and Main streets in the heart of downtown Phoenixville. Featured June 15: Sarah Ayers Band. For information, call 484-880-1530.
Beef 'N' Beer at the King of Prussia Volunteer Firehouse, Allendale Road, King of Prussia, sponsored by Parents Without Partners Valley Forge Chapter 214. The event will take place from 8 p.m. until midnight with DJ, dancing and a silent auction. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $25 at the door, or $20 purchased by June 14 by calling Ed Mitchell at 610-212-0137.
Birthday Social at the Senior Adult Activity Center, 153 Church St., Phoenixville, 12:45 p.m. The Chester County Clowns will frolic for the members.
Healthy Change for Us, walking club, Tish Jones, R.N., director. All participants will meet at A Healthy Change for Us studio, 245 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Registration, 8 a.m. Membership fee is $10 quarterly. Weekly walk, every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Walks are free.
AA Happy Hour, every day at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. at Phoenixville AA, Gay and Walnut streets, Phoenixville.
Birth Prep Class: One Day, Phoenixville Hospital Medical Building, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $75 per couple. For information or to register, call 610-983-1288.
Spring Flea Market and chicken barbecue, sponsored by St. Basil's Knights of Columbus, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Basil Church parking lot, Seven Stars and Kimberton roads, Kimberton. For space, call Glenn at 610-935- 3059 or Tom Murphy at 610-935-6991. Chicken barbecue is takeout only, noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $9. Call Frank Mastrangelo for tickets, 610-933-9485. Rain or shine.
Bowling Social for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Fellowship of Southeast PA, 7 to 9 p.m. at East-Bowl Lane, Route 309, near Route 663, Quakertown. Cost $3.50 per game, shoes, $1.75. Caring hearing people are welcome. For information, call 610-323- 2365.
Saturdays and Mondays
Family Storytime for children of all ages and their families on Mondays and Saturdays through Aug. 27 at The Chester County Library, Exton. Monday storytimes are held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday storytimes, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Families will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and lots of fun. Children may come dressed in their pajamas and bring a bedtime pal. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call 610-280-2630.
New Beginnings Alanon Family Group meeting, Green Tree Church of the Brethren, Egypt and Green Tree roads, Oaks, 7 to 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Schuylkill Quaker Meeting House, 37 N. Whitehorse Road, Phoenixville.
Take me to the river - Level ride to the Perkiomen Trail in Oaks. Sponsored by Auntra Bicycle Repair and Sales, the route winds its way along level neighborhood streets to get to the Perkiomen Trail in Oaks. Select runs up the trail along the creek and down to the Schuylkill River Trail. Starts and finishes at the store on Bridge Street every Sunday and runs from 9 to 11 a.m.
The Phoenixville Badminton Club meets 2 to 4:15 p.m. at the Phoenixville Area YMCA. For more information, call Eric Miller at 610- 933-8145 or visit www.USbadminton.net and click on Pennsylvania.
AA meeting, Gay and Walnut streets, Phoenixville. God As I Understand Him discussion, 9 a.m. Speaker, 11 a.m.
10th annual Father's Day Community Celebration, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservoir Park, Phoenixville. Free, family-oriented event featuring rides, music, vendors, food and fun! The 2007 Father of the Year will be announced.
Daring Dad, at Green Lane Nature Center, Route 29, Green Lane, 2 p.m. Adults and children ages 5 and up. A Father's Day event. Join us in a nature-oriented obstacle course, jump through hoops, solve puzzles and more. Free. Pre-registration required, call 215-234- 8497.
Annual Reunion sponsored by The Diamond Rock Schoolhouse Preservation Association, 2 p.m. on Diamond Rock Hill and Yellow Springs Road in Tredyffrin Township. The public is welcome to join us for Nancy Loan's topic, "Present But Not Accounted For: Women at the 1777-78 Valley Forge Encampment." The Diamond Rock Schoolhouse will be open during the summer on Sunday afternoons, 2 to 4 p.m., from June 17 to Aug. 26. Admission is free.
Blood Pressure Screening, every Monday, 6 to 7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Phoenixville. Call 610-983-1288 for information.
Victory, a program for adults who have or are affected by addictions, will be offered at the Audubon YMCA. It will be held on Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m. The YMCA is located at 2460 Blvd. of the Generals, West Norriton. For information, call 610-539-0900 or e-mail email@example.com.
WFS (Women for Sobriety) meets at 7:30 p.m. at Phoenixville Hospital fifth floor conference room. For information call Brenda at 610-935-8830.
Boy Scout Troop 158 meeting at Centennial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kimberton. All boys 10 to 18 years of age invited to join.
Boy Scout Troop 49, meeting at Kimberton Fire Hall, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For information, call Chris Grover, Scout Master, at 610-933-2846.
Senior Adult Activity Center of the Phoenixville Area, 153 Church St., Phoenixville, 9, 10, 11 a.m. Body Recall; breakfast program, 9:30 a.m.; Beginners Art, 10 a.m.; dollar bingo, 12:45 p.m.
Scrabble, every Monday, 6 p.m. at Downingtown Senior Center, Ashbridge Commons, Downingtown. NSA tournament rules, all skill levels, novice to expert. $4 for 1 to 6 games. All welcome. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-857-5950, 610-430-7771.
Montco Master Gardener Speakers at Open Door, 350 Main St., Royersford, 10 a.m. The topic: Venus Fly Trap and other Carnivorous Plants with Tom McGeehan. (For children.) Attendance is free. Call 610-948- 4818 to register.
Adult Summer Reading Program at Phoenixville Public Library. This free program is open to all Phoenixville area residents 18 years of age or older. Adults who register for the program and read 15 books over the course of the summer will receive prizes and be automatically entered to win a grand prize gift basket at the end of the program. Participants may also enter weekly raffles for gift certificates from area merchants. Registration begins June 18 at the Library, located at the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue in Phoenixville. For more information, stop by the Reference Desk, call 610- 933-3013, ext. 32, or e-mail email@example.com.
Marcy Klutchka, children's magician, visits story time at Royersford Free Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Klutchka specializes in tricky entertainment for very young children. All ages welcome. Royersford Free Public Library is located at 200 S. Fourth Ave., Royersford. For more information go to www.mc-npl.org, choose the Royersford Branch, or call 610-948-7277.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, St. Teresa of Avila RCC, 2550 S. Parkview Drive, Audubon, 2 to 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
Support Group: Pottstown YWCA Chester County Parents' Support Group for parents, stressing positive parenting skills. Free child care is provided. No fee. For information, contact Ann Mitchell Reid at 610-323-1888 or 610-983-0666.
Monday and Thursday
Narcotics Anonymous meeting at Help Counseling, 21 Gay St., Phoenixville. This meeting needs support and is an open meeting. All are welcome to attend. If you need directions, call Help Counseling during business hours at 610-933-0400.
Valley Forge Chorus of Sweet Adelines International invites women of all ages who enjoy singing to visit the chorus rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. Learn the history of this American music style and sing that special barbershop harmony with the area's most accomplished women's chorus. Rehearsals are held at Main Line Marshal Arts Academy, Berwyn. For information, call 610-284-7150.
The Ches-Mont Jubilaires Barbershop Chorus holds open rehearsals from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Grace and Franklin streets, Pottstown. All visitors are welcome. No previous singing experience necessary.
The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc. is sponsoring a support/counseling group for parents whose children have been sexually abused/assaulted. This group is open to non-offending parents. The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For information, call 610-692-1926.
Ringing Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, meeting 7 to 9:45 p.m. at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Route 422, Douglassville. Any woman who enjoys singing in harmony is invited to attend. For information, call 610- 948-6505.
The Rotary Club of Phoenixville meeting at the Phoenixville Country Club, beginning at noon. Cost of the luncheon is $18. If interested in attending, call Betty Thierry at 610-935- 9568 or Scott at 610-933-5821.
The Pottstown Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hanover and Walnut streets, Pottstown, every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:10 p.m. in the church hall. All men interested in learning and performing acappela fourpart harmony music should attend any rehearsal. Use the parking lot entrance in back of the church. Call 610-323-2574, 610- 327-0662, or 610-323-9068 for more information.
Senior Adult Activity Center of the Phoenixville Area, 153 Church St., Phoenixville, breakfast program, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m./12:30 p.m.
Serenity at Noon Group, of Alcoholics Anonymous, meeting noon to 1 p.m. at Club Anonymous, 131 Gay St., Phoenixville.
Blood Pressure screening, every Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m. at Phoenixville Area Community Services, (PACS) sponsored by Phoenixville Hospital. Call 610-983-1288 for information.
Parents' Groups for parents of child victims of abuse 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc., 236 W. Market St., West Chester. Child care provided. Register by calling 610-692-1926.
Blood Pressure Screening, Genuardi's Eagleville, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Phoenixville Hospital. No appointments necessary.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay St., Phoenixville, Fellowship Hall.
Park Day Zone (Anti-Violence, Anti-Bully, Anti-Drug) Andre Thornton Park, Main and High streets, Phoenixville, 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments, outdoor games, music and dance, arts and crafts, health, reading, technology. Parent/guardian must register their child(ren) the day of the event. For information, call 610-952-0258.
Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday
Free baby shots, 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m., for children two months to the seventh birthday at the Chester County Health Department, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester. For more information or for the locations and times of other immunization clinics held throughout Chester County, call 1-800- 692-1100, ext. 6468.
Serenity at Noon Group, of Alcoholics Anonymous, meeting noon to 1 p.m. at Club Anonymous, 131 Gay St., Phoenixville.
Senior Adult Activity Center of the Phoenixville Area, 153 Church St., Phoenixville, breakfast program, 9:30 a.m.; body recall, 9, 10, 11 a.m.; Jon from Sen. Dinniman's office Q&A, 10 a.m.; blood pressure, 10 a.m.; chorus rehearsal, yoga class, 1 p.m. The Notables "Southern Comfort." Wear your southern comfort outfit... at least your hat!
Phoenixville Nicotine Anonymous meeting 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, St. John's Circle, Phoenixville. The meetings are open to people wishing to discontinue smoking or using nicotine in any form. They will be offered at the same time each week at the church. Dues or fees are not required.
Line Dancing every Wednesday at Phoenixville VFW, Starr Street, Phoenixville. Lessons and refreshments. Open to the public, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Cost, $5 per person. For information go to www.eddielight.20m.com.
Boy Scout Troop 58 meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Parkside United Church of Christ, Third Avenue, Phoenixville, (use basement side door). Scoutmaster is Eugene Byers, 610-935-7131.
Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc. is offering a support group for non-offending parents/caretakers of abused children. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in West Chester. For information, call 610-692-7420.
Recovery Inc. support group meeting 7 to 9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Phoenixville. The group, for adults 18 and over, is a self-help program that helps those who suffer from nervous symptoms and fears. It benefits those with depression and anxiety. For information, call 610-415-0920 and leave a message.
Blood Pressure screening, every Wednesday, 9 to 3 p.m. at King Terrace Apartments, Phoenixville, sponsored by Phoenixville Hospital. Call 610-983-1288 for information.
Afternoon Book Discussion Group at The Chester County Library, Exton., 1:30 p.m. The
book to be discussed Unbearable Lightness of
Being by Milan Kundera. For reservations and information, call 610-280-2656.
Kids Fishing Program, learn the basics of fishing, ages 8 to 14 with an adult. Bring own equipment, 6 to 8 p.m. at Central Perkiomen Valley park (meet creekside picnic grove), Plank Road, Schwenksville. Free. For information, call 215-234-8497.
Southern Day at the Senior Adult Activity Center, 153 Church St., Phoenixville, 11:30 a.m. The Notables will share their "Southern Comfort" musical program at noon.