ONGOING EVENTS:

STORIES & SNACKS

Gently Used Books of Douglassville offers a free "Stories & Snacks" time for preschoolers twice each Wednesday - first at 10 a.m., and again at 2 p.m.ˆ  Children and parents will enjoy about 30 minutes of well read stories and aˆ 

healthy light snack in the Children's Room at Gently Used Books.ˆ  Please visit the website for more information at www.GentlyUsedBooksPa.com.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Are you doing things that hurt others?ˆ  Is there something that you keep doing even though you want to stop?ˆ  This Biblically based recovery program supports people who struggle with hurts, habits, and hang-ups.ˆ  We meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 205/207 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville.ˆ  For more information on this confidential and anonymous support group, call 610-323-2353 or visit www.newhanoverumc.org.

POTTSGROVE

RECREATION BOARD

Monday/Thursday:ˆ  Table Tennis, Pottsgrove High School cafeteria, 7 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: Women's Exercise, Pottsgrove High School cafeteria, 6 p.m.

For more information on any of these activities, please visit the website at www.pottsgroverec.

com.

QUILTMAKERS OF

BOYERTOWN

The group extends a standing invitation to their monthly meetings, held at Good Shepherd U. C. C., 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.

PRAYER TIME

Hope UMC is inviting everyone to the last Friday of each month for Prayer Time from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.ˆ  This is an open invitation for anyone to come and join in for a casual and relaxing time of spontaneous prayers.ˆ  There is no format for the prayer services as each service is lead by the Holy Spirit. The church is at 117 North Monocacy Creek Road in Douglassville. For more information call 610-385-7141 or email admin@hopechurchamity.org.ˆ 

MOMS CLUB OF

POTTSGROVE/POTTSTOWN

Meeting are held every third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, off High St. in Pottstown.ˆ  The MOMS Club of Pottsgrove/Pottstown welcomes all stay-at-home moms and their children from the area. The MOMS Club is a national support group; our chapter offers playgroups, activities, Mom's Night Out, scrapbook and book clubs and many other opportunities to get moms and children out to meet and play with others. If you miss our meeting and would like to join, or for more information, contact Naurae at naurae@hotmail.com or 801-376-2009.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Meeting at Freedom Fellowship, 239 Main Street, East Greenville (in rear, lower level), each Friday at 7 p.m. Need help with your hurts, hang-ups and habits? Let us help. 12-step faith-based recovery program. Call Pastor Cindy for more info or just c'mon over!ˆ  Call 610-698-4756.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS

MEETINGS

Shepherd of the Hills Church in Bechtelsville, is celebrating "Mothers of Preschoolers" (MOPS) 10th Anniversary.ˆ  Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from September through May, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.ˆ  MOPS provides an open, caring and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.ˆ  The meetings consists of speakers, discussion time, teaching and creative activities.ˆ  Child care is provided through our Moppets Program.ˆ  For enrollment information please contact Gina Kraus at 610-970-5532 or reginakraus87@aol.com.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP

The Alzheimer's Association's Monthly Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, 120 W 5th Street in Boyertown from 6 to 7:30 p.m.ˆ  It is an opportunity to meet and share with other caregivers experiencing similar issues.ˆ  We do offer free respite care in a secured area for loved ones during the meeting.ˆ  To ask questions or arrange for the respite care call 610-473-8066.

USED BOOK SALE

Labyrinth Used Books and Gifts, First United Methodist Church, 414 High St, Pottstown.ˆ  There is a wonderful selection of secular and religious books available for bargain prices at the Labyrinth.ˆ  Many popular authors are available.ˆ  There are also self help, reference and travel books, cookbooks, and children's books.ˆ ˆ  Small gift items are also available at a low price.ˆ  Hours of operation are Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.ˆ  The first Saturday of each month, we sell a bag of books for $5 plus tax and we provide the bag!

FREE BEAD NIGHTS AND JEWELRY MAKING CLASS

Being offered year round at Buttercup Beads! Free community Bead Soiree nights twice a month, from 6 to 8 p.m.ˆ  Huge variety of jewelry making classes also available for novice and/or experienced beaders. Check Web site for dates and details at www.buttercupbeads.com.ˆ  Buttercup Beads,ˆ ˆ  2151 E. High Street, Pottstown. For more information call 484-524-8231.

MOMS CLUB OF

NEW HANOVER TOWNSHIP

The MOMS Club of New Hanover Township is a group of 'Moms Offering Moms Support' for mothers at home (at least part time) raising their children.ˆ  We hold monthly business meeting on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m.ˆ  Our meetings are held at a local church. Visitors including moms and their children are always welcome . If you are interested in membership or attending one of our meetings, please send an e-mail to momsclubofnht@yahoo.com.ˆ  For more information about our club, please visit our web site at www.momsclubofnht.webs.com.

MEATOUT VEGETARIAN/VEGAN

SUPPORT AND OUTREACH

Are you Vegetarian? Vegan? Why?ˆ  Do you have questions or advice?ˆ  Do you have children who are orˆ ˆ 

who want to be vegetarian?ˆ  Would you like to beˆ  active in getting information out to others?ˆ ˆ  If you said yes to any of these,ˆ  please contact Veronica or Georgia Smith at Aceg1402@aol.com or 610-970-4539.ˆ  Whether you contact us or not, please check out the Physician's Committee for Responsible medicine www.pcrm.org and www.meatout.org as this is information that we share, for your health, the planet and the animals!

PMMC ONGOING EVENTS

PMMC SUPPORT GROUPS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Every Tuesday evening.ˆ  For more information call 610-970-7363.

BIPOLAR DISORDERS

SUPPORT GROUP

Meets the third Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. in the PMMC Boardroom #1 on the ground floor.ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7633.

BREAST CANCER

SUPPORT GROUP

Meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Cancer Center, 2nd Floor.ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7719.

DEPRESSION

SUPPORT GROUP

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. in Private Dining Room 'A' (ground floor) at PMMC.ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7633.

DIABETES

SUPPORT GROUP

Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Private Dining Room 'A' (ground floor) at PMMC.ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7463.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Meets the second and third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Chesmont Professional Building, 13 Armand Hammer Boulevard, Chesmont Classroom #1 (rear of building).ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7596.

PROSTATE SUPPORT GROUP

'Man to Man', meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at noonˆ  Chesmont Professional Building, 13 Armand Hammer Boulevard, Chesmont Classroom #1 (rear of building).ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7585.

PRO-ACT FAMILY PROGRAM

Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Program to help individuals and family recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Facilitated by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, these information and support programs begin on the first Wednesday of each month and run for three consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sessions meet at Creative Health, 11 Robinson St., Pottstown, Pa. Sessions are free and confidential - first names only.

To register, call the PRO-ACT advocacy hotline, weekdays 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., at 800-221-6333, or visit www.proact.org and click the Family Education Program link.

LOCAL FARM FRESH FOOD DRIVE

Every first Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. under the Veteran's Memorial Gay Street Bridge and French Creek Trail.ˆ  Phoenixville Farmers' Market will be sponsoring a monthly food drive every first Saturday of the month.ˆ  Farmers and bakers will be contributing and customers are welcome to donate perishable market items and non perishable items.ˆ  The donations will be received by Good Samaritan Shelter in Phoenixville, an emergency and transitional housing shelter for homeless men.ˆ  The shelter cooks all of their own meals and is appreciative of the farmers' and customers' donations.ˆ 

SUNNYBROOK BALLROOM

COUNTRY LINE DANCING

FRIDAY NIGHT ADULT DANCES

Dance to the grand old tunes of the 50s, 60s and 70s.ˆ  $5 per person.ˆ  All events have cash bar and snack bar.ˆ  For information and reservations, please call 484-624-5186 and visit www.sunnybrookballroom.net.

LEARN TO MEDITATE

Learn to Meditate Classes starting. If you have considered learning to meditate to reduce the stress in your life, but aren't really sure what to do, this class is for you. Each week, you will get to experience a different type of meditation, so you learn what it is that you are supposed to be feeling.ˆ  Classes are for nine weeks, and you can choose from a Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. or a Thursday morning at 11a.m. Classes are held at THRIVE Yoga, 1000 Grosser Road, Gilbertsville.ˆ  For more information or to register, call 484-459-3082 or email stravels@ptd.net.

OCTOBER:

CLOTHING DRIVE

Pottsgrove Music League is holding their 2nd Annual Fall Clothing Drive Friday, October 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.ˆ  Drop-off in School Lane parking lot.ˆ  Look for Clothing Drive sign.ˆ  We are collecting wearable and usable clothing (mens, womens and childrens), shoes, belts, handbags, linens (bedding,curtains, towels), stuffed animals, hard toys.ˆ  Please place all items in tightly tied plastic bags.ˆ  Please check out www.clothingdrive.net for a full list of acceptable items! Clothing and toys are shipped to developing countries and also the US. None of the clothing gets shredded or destroyed.ˆ  Volunteers needed during drop off and Monday (around noon) for truck loading!ˆ  Contact:

pottsgrove_music_league@hotmail.com.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER

Saturday, October 8 from 4 p.m. toˆ  7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 North Charlotte Street in Pottstown.ˆ  Sponsored by BSA Troop 99.ˆ  Supper includes spaghetti with meatballs, fresh salad, brean and butter, ice cream and juice, coffe and iced tea.ˆ  $7.50 for 11 years and older; $5 for 3 to 10 years and kids under 3 eat free.ˆ  Take out is available.

FREE ANTIQUE PROGRAM

On October 9, at 2 p.m., antique collector and historian, Margaret Johnson Sutor will conduct a free program on Blue Staffordshire China. Blue Staffordshire China was made by English potters for the new American market. This highly-prized china depicted city scenes and historical events in the New Republic. Through Staffordshire transfer ware, Ms. Sutor will conduct an interactive tour of 1820 Philadelphia city scenes and historical events.ˆ  For further information, please call 610-272-0297 or email contact_us@hsmcpa.org.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT

Free movie night on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hard Bean Cafe, 128 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown.ˆ  Sponsored by the BACWC and Frecon's Hard Bean Cafe.

BUS TRIP TO BRYN ATHYN

The Historical Society of Montgomery County will host a bus day trip to Bryn Athyn on Friday, October 14. The trip includes tours of Bryn Athyn Cathedral, the medieval treasures of the Glencairn Museum, and Cairnwood Estate, home of industrialist, John Pitcairn. The Carnwood Estate was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Carrere and Hastings and is a wonderful example of Beaux Arts style. The Glencairn Museum contains the history of religion through art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods. The trip cost is $55 for Societyˆ  members and $65 for non-members. The cost includes bus transportation, tours and box lunch. A $25 deposit is due with each reservation. For more information call 610-272-0297 or email contact_us@hsmcpa.org.

FALL FESTIVAL AND USED BOOK SALE

Saturday, October 15 at Brookeside Montessori School, Rt. 100, Bechtelsville.ˆ  For information, call 610-473-0408.ˆ  Come join us for a day of baked goods, moon bounces, face painting, pumpkin bowling, scarecrow stuffing, used books, tours of the school and much more!

FLEA MARKET FOR CHARITY

Sponsored by NetWorks of TriCounty.ˆ  October 15 (rain date October 22) at FastPro Restoration, 1600 Swamp Pike,ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ  Gilbertsville, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.ˆ 

Vendors can call 215-256-6477 for space availability.

BOYERTOWN LIONS CLUB EVENTS

October 16: Jammin' in B-town is Back.ˆ  Look for us in the upstairs hall on Sunday, October 16 at the Keystone Fire Company, Walnut and Spring Streets, Boyertown. Music from 1 to 4 p.m.ˆ  Public welcome.ˆ  Doors open at noon.ˆ  Admission by donation. Sponsored by Lions Club of Boyertown.ˆ  Food available by Keystone Fire Co.

October 20: The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their weekly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Keystone Fire Company, Boyertown.ˆ  The club will be holding their annual Halloween Party with members requested to come in costume.

October 22:ˆ  The Boyertown Lions Chicken BarBQ will be held at the Boyertown Ambulance Building, Second Street, Boyertown. Bakes available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.ˆ  $8 each bake. Catered by Kauffman's Chicken.ˆ  Meal includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, baked beans, apple sauce and roll.

October 27: The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their weekly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Keystone Fire Company, Boyertown.ˆ ˆ  Speaker will be Berks County Commisioner Mark Scott.

BRIDAL SHOW

The Loft at Limerick Golf Club hasˆ  announced that it will host a bridal show on Sunday, October 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.ˆ  Numerous vendors will be there to display their bridal products or services, including photographers, florists, bakeries, Deejays, videographers, limo services, spa services, make-up artists, party favors, and others. Many of the vendors will offer raffle prizes, discounted prices or coupons to attendees.ˆ  The event is free to the public, but advance reservations are suggested.ˆ ˆ  The banquet facility is located at 765 N. Lewis Road, Limerick. For reservations or more information call 215-852-3745 or visit the website at www.theloftatlimerick.com.

PAMPER PARTY

Pamper Party, October 22 from 10-2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene,ˆ  1045 Beech Street in Pottstown. We have candles, massages, baked goods, stampin-up and more.ˆ  Please join us.ˆ  If you would like to help the church with the food pantry, please bring non-

perishable foods, to help feed the familes that are in need.

HOPE CUTS FALL FESTIVAL

Sunday, October 23 - HOPE CUTS 2011 Fall Festival - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 100 percent of Salon Services

provided at that time go to "cut out" cancer and AIDS. A gift bag awarded to first 100 guests.ˆ  Keystone-Miller Bloodmobile will be on site for donations.ˆ  United Artists Salon & Spa, 299 Penn Avenue, West Reading.ˆ  Call 610-376-8481 for more information!

NOVEMBER:

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

Saturday, November 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boyertown Masonic Hall, 3rd and Jefferson Streets, Boyertown.ˆ  Free admission, homemade goodies and refreshments available.ˆ  Sponsored by Faith Chapter #444 OES.ˆ  For vendor info, call 610-367-1770.

ROYERSFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

A branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

200 South Fourth Avenue, Royersford.ˆ  Call 610-948-7277 for information on events.

OCTOBER:

Story Times for October are Monday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:15 a.m. for children of any age; Tuesday, Oct. 4 and 18 at 10:15 AM for babies up to age 24 months only and 11:15 a.m. for children ages 2 and 3 only; Wednesday, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:15 a.m. for children ages 3 and over only; and Thursday, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:15 a.m. for children of any age.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 and 18 at 4:15 p.m., LEGO Club for grades K to 2. Boys and girls are invited for 45 minutes of free building and making friends. LEGO donations are greatly appreciated! Call to pre-register.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 and 25 at 4:15 p.m., LEGO Club for grades 2 to 5. Boys and girls are invited for 45 minutes of free building and making friends. LEGO donations are greatly appreciated! Call to pre-register.

Thursday, Oct. 6 and 13 from 4:15 to 5:15 PM, TEENS Sew a Fall Pillow at Royersford Free Public Library. Free. No experience necessary. Students in grades 6 through 12 may call to register for this two-part class.

Saturday, Oct. 8, ALL DAY USED BOOK SALE 10 to 2, at Royersford Free Public Library. Bring your own regular-sized reusable grocery bag or your Friends of the Library book bag. AV material is 50 cents, children's books are 5 for $1.00, everything else is $5 a bag.

Saturday, Oct. 8, Halloween Safety Magic Show 11, at Royersford Free Public Library.

Saturday, Oct. 8, Make a Pet Rock or Paper Weight 12:15, at Royersford Free Public Library. Craft available while supplies last. Friday, Oct. 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., APPRISE Medicare Counseling at Royersford Free Public Library. Free; call for an appointment. Great opportunity for seniors or care-givers to ask questions and get answers.

October 16 to 22, TEEN READ WEEK, at Royersford Free Public Library. Students in grades 6 through 12 may drop off a review of their favorite book. Reviews must be at least five sentences and include title and author. Four winners drawn at random will receive a $5 Wawa gift card. All reviews will be posted in the YA area at the library.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10:15 a.m., Royersford Library's Morning Book Discussion Group for Adults. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte. Call to reserve a copy. New readers welcome.

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