ONGOING EVENTS:

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.

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.

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 pm.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.ˆ ˆ 

MEATOUT VEGETARIAN/VEGAN SUPPORT AND OUTREACH

Are you Vegetarian? Vegan? Why?

Do you have questions or advice?

Do you have children who are or who want to be vegetarian? Wouldn't it be nice to meet once a month for a potluck lunch or dinner?ˆ  Maybe rotate at one another's homes or meet as a group at restaurants that serve veg fare? Come join us!ˆ  Bring a friend, a recipe to share and your stories. If this sounds like fun to you, please let us know. For your health, the planet and the animals.ˆ  Contact Georgia or Veronica Smith at e-mail Aceg1402@aol.com or 610-970-4539.

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 SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP

Meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Chesmont Professional Building, 13 Armand Hammer Boulevard, Chesmont Classroom #1 (rear of building).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 third 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.ˆ  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 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

NOVEMBER

UPCOMING EVENTS AT PMMC

CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

November 19.ˆ  Call for an appointment: 610-327-7145.

SENIOR CIRCLE EVENTS

EXERCISE CLASS

November 23, 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Congregation Mercy & Truth, Keim St.ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7699.

WATER AEROBICS

November 22, 29 at 2:15 p.m. at the Boyertown YMCA.ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7699.

GENTLE YOGA FOR SENIORS

November 24 at 9 a.m. at the Villa at Morlatton.ˆ  For more information call 610-327-7699.

WALKING CLUB

November 19 at 9 a.m. atˆ ˆ  Riverfront Park.ˆ  For more information call 610-323-1452.

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF POTTSTOWN EVENTS

Blood Pressure Screenings:

November 19 at Coventry Mall from 1 to 3 p.m.;

November 24 at PASC from 10 a.m. to noon

Well Child Clinic:

November 28 at VNAP of Pottstown from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.

'SHOP TIL YOU DROP' OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 20 at Sanatoga Court, 227 Evergreen Road in Pottstown from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.ˆ  Kick off your holiday shopping with vendors including Flowers by Dennis, Beijo Bags, Tupperware, Knitwear by Jean, Tom Boy Tools, Perfect Sense Glamour, Elsie P. Jewelry, Thirty One Gifts, Mary Kay, Jockey Person 2 Person, Chocolate Obsessed, Tempted Pastries, Avon and more.ˆ  Sample holiday recipes from the Sanatoga kitchen and enjoy gingerbread decorating for the kids!ˆ  To RSVP or for more information, call 610-718-0900.

RINGING HILLS CHORUS SHOW

On Saturday, November 20 at 2 p.m., the Ringing Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will present, 'Lookin' for Mr. Right' at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow Street in Pottstown.ˆ  'Razzmatazz, a men's comedy quartet will be a featured guest.ˆ  Tickets will be available at the door and are $12 for adults and $6 for chldren 12 and under.ˆ  The facility is handicapped accessible.ˆ  For more information, please call 610-948-6505.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Immaculate Conception Academy,

903 Chestnut Street (Route 345), Douglassville, will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.ˆ  Crafts, food and pictures with Santa.

CRAFT FAIR

Sanatoga Fire Company Craft Fair,

Saturday, November 20 fromˆ  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held at the firehouse located at 2222 E. High Street in Sanatoga.ˆ  Crafts from area vendors, baked goods and lunch will be served.

JAMMIN' IN B-TOWN

Jammin' will be heldˆ  at the Keystone Fire Company, Walnut &ˆ  Spring Streets, Boyertown, on Sunday, November 21.ˆ  Come out and join the fun.ˆ  Any musicians that would like to play are welcome.ˆ  The public is invited to enjoy country music and aˆ  variety of old time favorites.ˆ  Doors open at 12 noon.ˆ  Admission by donation.ˆ ˆ  Food available by Keystone Fire Company and baked goods by Lions Club.ˆ  Donations received will benefit the Boyertown Lions Club projects.

POTTSGROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROGRAMS

Pottsgrove School District's SNAP (Student Needs Assistance Project) Academy will be sponsoring the following two presentations:

"SOCIAL NETWORKING: KEEPING YOUR KIDS SAFE ON THE INTERNET" on Monday, November 22 atˆ ˆ  6:30 p.m. in the Pottsgrove High School auditorium.

"CYBER ISSUES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW" on Tueaday, November 23 aat 6:30 p.m. in the Pottsgrove High School auditorium.

Both of these sessions will are open to the Pottsgrove community and will be presented by the district's School Resource Officer and technology support coach.ˆ  The SNAP Academy isˆ  an outreach of the school's state-mandated Student Assistance Program (SAP) which trains adults to act as resources to help direct students in need to organizations that can provide help.ˆ  It is funded with a $38,000 grant from the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation.ˆ ˆ 

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Crafters and other vendors are invited to showcase and sell their products in time for the Christmas holiday at the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Community Christmas Bazaar, to be held Saturday, November 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.ˆ  The Christmas Bazaar will take place at the Blessed Teresa Education Center, located at Swamp Pike and Nieffer Road, Limerick Township.ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ  This family event will draw attendees from throughout the area, offering craft tables, photos with Santa, raffles, food and more.ˆ  Crafters/vendors may reserve a six-foot or eight-foot table space, with electricity available upon request. Set-up times for vendors are Friday, November 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 a.m.ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ  For an application for a Crafter's Table, contact Wendy Parisano, 610-495-7245 or e-mail her atˆ ˆ  wparisano@comcast.net). Space is limited, so sign up early. For more information, visitˆ  www.blteresacalcutta.com or call 610-287-2525.

NUTCRACKER TEA PARTY

Join us for a Nutcracker tea party on November 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gilbertsville Tea Room! Meet and get your photo taken with some of the Nutcracker characters. Reservations are required so please call ahead atˆ  610-369-0678.

DECEMBER

THE NUTCRACKER

December 4 at 7:30 p.m. and December 5 at 2 p.m. at The Hill School Center for the Arts - Beech & Sheridan Streets, Pottstown.ˆ  Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company presents the favorite Holiday classic featuring the music of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of former Kirov principals Elena Martinson and Andrei Ustinov. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more receive 20 percent off. Tickets are available online through the website atˆ  www.danceboxoffice.com or by calling 484-941-0683. For further information please visit www.svrdc.org.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKES

The Boyertown Masonic Lodge No. 741 will be hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 11, from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Boyertown Lodge Building, Third and Jefferson Streets, Boyertown.ˆ  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.ˆ  Funds raised are used to support local Lodge charities.ˆ  For more information, contact David Ditter, Boyertown Lodge No. 741, 610-304-9209.

OPENINGS AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTIAN MUSICAL

Hope Church in Douglassville is presenting the debut of the original Christian musical, "Two Thousand Years Ago" on Sunday December 19. At this moment we have openings for several soloists and actors, additional choir singers and understudies for key parts. We also welcome the help of anyone who would like to assist with costumes and sets.ˆ  If you are interested, call musical director Ran Birkins at 610-955-5736 or 484-949-2200 or send an email toˆ  ranbirkins@gmail.com.

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.

EVENING FAMILY STORY TIME

Evening Family Story Time on the front lawn of the Perkiomen Valley Library (weather permitting), with Miss Katie or Miss Emily on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.ˆ  This event is free and open to the public.ˆ  Call 610-287-8360 for more information.

ROYERSFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY - NOVEMBER EVENTS

A branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 200 South Fourth Avenue, Royersford.ˆ  Call 610-948-7277 for more information.

Story Times for November are Mondays, November 15 and 29 at 10:15 a.m. for children of any age or at 11:15 a.m. for children ages 3 and over; Tuesdays, November 30 at 10:15 a.m. for babies up to age 24 months only and 11:15 a.m. for children ages 2 and 3 only; Wednesdays, November 17 at 10:15 a.m. for children ages 3 and over only; and Thursdays, November 18 at 10:15 a.m. for children of any age.

Mondays, November 15 and 29, 4:15 to 5:15, LEGO Club at Royersford Free Public Library. For children in kindergarten through fourth grade only. Must pre-register; space limited. Call the library.

Friday, November 19, 10:15ˆ  APPRISE Medicare Presentation - Options and Changes at Royersford Free Public Library. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Bring your list of prescriptions if you want help in comparing prescription plans.ˆ 

Saturday, November 20, 10:30 to 11:30, DART-Dogs Are Readers Too. Children ages 4 and over may call to pre-register to read with a therapy dog.

Saturday, November 20, 12:00 to 1:30, Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Young adults in grades 7 through 12 are invited to attend the first ever advisory board meeting. Discussion will be on possible future teen programs to be held at the library. Pizza and soda provided. Call to register. 7.

Monday, November 22, 2:00 p.m., Candy Bar Bingo for ages 7 to 18 at Royersford Free Public Library. Call the library to register.

Tuesday, November 23, 11:15 a.m., Angelina Ballerina Story Time at Royersford Free Public Library. Space limited to 15 participants.

Tuesday, November 23, 1 to 4 p.m., Craft Drop-in for ages 4 and over at Royersford Free Public Library. No registration.

Used Book Sale at Royersford Free Public Library. Buy a Friends of Royersford Library canvas book bag for $10 and fill it the first time free. Buy a bag as a gift and give the free-fill with it.

THE COLONIAL THEATRE

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

www.thecolonialtheatre.com

WINTER SCHEDULE

HITCHCOCK IN ENGLAND

THE 39 STEPS

Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m.

THE LADY VANISHES

Sunday, November 28 at 2 p.m.

HOLIDAY CLASSICS

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Sunday, December 19 at 2 p.m.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 26 at 2 p.m.

BRINGING UP BABY

Saturday, November 20 at 2 p.m.ˆ  Ages 6+, 102m

BILLY KELLY AND THE BLAH BLAH BLAHS

Saturday, November 27 at 2 p.m.ˆ  Ages 4+

ANNUAL PHOENIXVILLE FEDERAL BANK & TRUST CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m.ˆ  Tickets are free but must be picked up at any PFB&T branch.ˆ  Details TBA.

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m.ˆ  Ages 6+, 98m

POINT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS CRAIG SHOEMAKER

Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m.

MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL

November 26 to November 29; Times TBA

CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA: HOLIDAY STYLE

Sunday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.

POINT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS LEO KOTTKE

Friday, December 10 at 8 p.m.

PIPE ORGAN CONCERT

Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m.

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