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 a 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  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

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.

NOVEMBER:

BOYERTOWN LIONS CLUB:

November 17 - Thursday:ˆ  The Boyertown Lions Clubˆ  will hold their weekly meeting at 6:30 pm at the Keytone Fire Company, Boyertown.ˆ  State Senator Judy Schwank of the 11th District will be our guest and speaker.

AUTUMN CRAFT FAIR & BAZAAR

Saturday, November 12 at 316 High St. Pottstown from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.ˆ  Area crafters,Grandma's Pantry/Jewelry/Plant table, baked goods, Kiddy Kraft Corner (while Mom and Dad shop).ˆ  Great food available, including breakfast and lunch.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

St. Francis Academy's All American Star Spangled Christmas 37th Annual Christmas Bazaar, Saturday November 12 from 8 a.m. ' 3 p.m.ˆ  In the Auditorium: 668 Pine Street, Bally (off Route 100 on 7th & Pine Street).ˆ  Crafts, baked goods, raffles, refreshments, Secret Santa Shop, kids activities and more!ˆ  Live Nativity 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Santa Clausand& Mrs. Claus arrive at 1:30 p.m.!ˆ  We are collecting items for the Box of Socks for Soldiers. Proceeds Benefit St. Francis Academy.ˆ  For more information, please call 610-845-7364.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville.ˆ  Support Mel's Support Squad by attending an evening of fun!ˆ  Becky Guy, Thirty-One consultant, will be on hand with their wonderful products.ˆ  A percentage of the proceeds will go to the 2012 MS Walk.ˆ  Prizes will be awarded to attendees that bring the most outside orders to the party.ˆ  Earn tickets for additional prize drawings by attending the event, bringing friends and items ordered.ˆ  RSVP by Monday, November 14 to Cathie at 610-724-4457 or Mel at 610-416-2127.ˆ  If you can't attend, visit www.mythirtyone.com/beckyguy and click on 'events' and 'shop now' for Mel's Support Squad Girls Night Out.

SANATOGA FIRE COMPANY CRAFT SHOW

Sanatoga Fire Company Craft Fair, Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.ˆ  Held at the firehouse located at 2222 E. High Street, Sanatoga. Crafts from area vendors, baked goods and lunch will be served.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR

St. Paul's U.C.C., Grace and Franklin Streets, Pottstown, is having a holiday bazaar on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.ˆ  Come out and enjoyˆ  crafters, a raffle, silent auction, plants, baked goods, food and much more.

BELSNICKEL CRAFT SHOW

The 41 Annual Belsnickel Craft Show, presenting approximately 140 local, regional and state juried artisans, will be held on Friday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Boyertown Senior High School, Fourth and Monroe Streets in Boyertown.ˆ ˆ  Admission is $5; children under 12 years of age are admitted free, if accompanied by an adult.ˆ  Location is handicapped accessible.

DECEMBER:

The Boyertown Masonic Lodge No. 741 will be hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday December 10 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Boyertown Lodge Building, Third and Jefferson Streets.

Boyertown. The price is $6 for Adults, $3 for children 10 years and under. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausageˆ  and beverages. Santa will be making a surprise visit at 8:30 a.m. Funds raised are used to support local Lodge charities.

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.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY-

NORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

1001 Powell Street, Norristown.ˆ  Call 610-278-5100, Ext. 205 for information.

November events:

Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17 - Preschool Storytime ' Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. ' Enjoy stories, songs and games. Ages 3-6.

Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 - Infant/Toddler Storytime ' Mondays at 9:30 a.m. - Simple stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement with a caregiver. From birth to 3 years. For more info, call 610-278-5100 x 205.

ˆ Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 - Infant/Toddler Storytime ' Mondays at 10:30 a.m. ' Simple stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement with a caregiver. From birth to 3 years. For more info, call 610-278-5100 x 205.

Tuesday, November 8 - Rock the Vote: Election Day Contest ' all day ' Who's your favorite book character? Drop by and 'meet' the candidates, read their platforms and cast your vote. You could win a prize. Ages 12 and under.

Tuesday, November 8 - Harvest Celebration ' 1-4 p.m. ' All ages. Drop in for some seasonal crafts, snacks and activities. A special autumn bingo starts at 2 p.m. For kids of all ages.

ˆ Saturday, November 12 (second Saturday of every month) - LEGO Club ' 10:30 a.m. ' Build, create, have fun with other LEGO lovers. For all ages. For more info call 610-278-5100 x 205 or email norristownlegoclub@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 12 - National Game Day ' 12-3 p.m. Help libraries across the nation set a world record! Drop in and play board games, video games and games from around the world! Prizes and fun! All ages.

Friday, November 18 - Creative Kids Showcase ' 3:30 p.m. - Young artists are invited to come and create a masterpiece to help decorate our library! We will display the creations in our Children's Department for the next month. Ages 6-12.

Saturday, November 19 (third Saturday of every month) - Roll Over and Read! - 11:00 a.m. ' 1:00 p.m. ' Elementary age children can read to specially trained dogs. Bring your own book or read one of ours.

Monday, November 21 - Pajama Storytime ' 6:30 p.m. ' Come listen to quiet stories to get you in a sleepy mood. Wear your jammies! Ages 3-6.

Monday, November 23 - Turkey Tales ' 1:00 p.m. -Thanksgiving stories and crafts.ˆ  For pre-k through first grade.

PERKIOMEN VALLEY LIBRARY AT SCHWENKSVILLE

MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION

A monthly book discussion on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the library located at the corner of Second and Church Sts. in Schwenksvilleˆ  Please join us in the library auditorium for light refreshments and stimulating conversation.ˆ  It is recommended that attendees read the book prior to the discussion. This event is free and open to the public.ˆ  Registration is requested.ˆ  Please call 610-287-8360 to register or for more information.

THE COLONIAL THEATRE

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville.ˆ ˆ  610-917-1228; Fax: 610-917-0509

www.thecolonialtheatre.com.

THE KESWICK THEATER

291 Keswick Avenue, Glenside, PA.ˆ  Tickets available online atˆ  www.keswicktheatre.com Phone-Charge: 215-572-7650.ˆ  The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from Noon-6 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.: SHAQUILLE O'NEAL PRESENTS ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM - $39.50 & $49.50

Sat., Nov. 12, 8 p.m.: JOAN BAEZ - $39, $49, $59

Wed., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.: BUDDY GUY - $29.50, $39.50, $49.50

Thurs., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.: The Original Line-Up!ˆ  BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES - Bela Fleck * Howard Levy * Victor Wooten * Roy 'Futureman' Wooten' + MARCO BENEVENTO - $27.50, $34.50, $44.50

Fri. & Sat., Nov. 18 and 19, 8 p.m. (both nights authorized by Peter Gabriel & Genesis): THE MUSICAL BOX performs GENESIS 'THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY' - $39.50 & $46.50

Fri., Nov. 25, 8 p.m.: 'THE MACHINE' PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE & LIGHT SHOW - $27 & $32

Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.: 'JINGLE BELL ROCK' EDDIE MONEY - LOU GRAMM - MICKEY THOMAS - $52.50 & $62.50 (Attendees are respectfully requested to bring new, unwrapped toys for a special holiday-season collection to benefit the less-fortunate.)

Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.: 'A ROCKIN' HOLIDAY CELEBRATION' as seen on PBS Television: LOU CHRISTIE, CHARLIE THOMAS' DRIFTERS, JAY SIEGEL & THE TOKENS, EMIL STUCCHIO & THE CLASSICS, BARBARA HARRIS & THE TOYS - $42.50 & $52.50

Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.: THE ELVIS CHRISTMAS BASH - $34.50

Sat., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.: AMERICA w/special guest JIM MESSINA - $49.50-$59.50

Fri., Dec. 30, 8 p.m.: 'CINEMATIC TITANIC' 2-MOVIE MINI-MARATHON w/original stars of 'Mystery Science Theatre 3000' riffing live on stage! - $39.50-$58.50

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