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Fall 2014
Calendar of Events
for Children, Individuals and Families
IN THE GREATER CHESTER COUNTY AREA
UPDATED October 18, 2015
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Special Activities
Ongoing - Current
Through November 21 (Saturdays)
Children Art Classes. Art Partners Studio,
545 East Lincoln Highway Second Floor,
Coatesville.
Ages six through 12 can participate in:
-- Saturday Studio 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children and families can bring their lunch
and explore their creative art selves with artist
Michelle Dirks.
-- Halloween Hi-Jinks 10 a.m. to noon on
October 3, 10 and 17 only Participants will
crate spooky masks, props and costumes.
-- Christmas Parade 10 a.m. to noon on
November 7, 14 and 21 only Children will
help the City ring in the holidays by using a
variety of materials to create a collaborative
piece for marching down Lincoln Highway on
December 5.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.artpartnersstudio.org/classes.html,
info@artpartnersstudio.org or (610) 384-3030.
Through December 10 (Weekdays)
Artist Exhibit. Coatesville Savings Bank,
185 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville.
8:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, along
with 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 17,
as part of Coatesville Heritage Day celebration.
Work of self-taught artist Ida E. Jones, who
started painting in her 70s throughout Chester
County will be featured during artist reception,
with her work on display through Thursday,
December 10.
Free activity, with further information at
http://www.artpartnersstudio.org/exhibitions.
html, info@artpartnersstudio.org or (610) 3843030.
Personal Finance Classes. Victory Christian
Life Center, 508 King Street, Pottstown, and
First Floor, Montgomery County Human Services Building, 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown.
Genesis Housing Corporation conducts yeararound evening classes on different days on
Understanding Credit, Money Management and
Home Buying Basics.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.genesishousing.org/counseling_schedule2
.html, info@genesishousing.org or (610) 2754357.
American Revolution History. Valley Forge
National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer
Line Drive, King of Prussia. Various hours and
days.

A trove of family events are offered throughout the summer, along with other times of the
year, with daily guided walks, living history
demonstrations, Children's Exploration Station
and Washington Leadership programs, along
with weekend Secrets and Spies tours, storytelling benches, a public archeology program,
special events and more.
Primarily free activities, with further
information and schedules available at
www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm or (610) 7831000.
PA CareerLink and Job Search Services.
Free monthly workshops and other services are
available to job-seekers through PA CareerLink
offices in area counties:
Berks:
www.co.berks.pa.us/dept/careerlink/Pages/d
efault.aspx
Chester: www.pacareerlinkchesco.org
Delaware: www.delcoworks.org
Lancaster: www.jobs4lancaster.com
Montgomery:
www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=1024
Many of these services are available to outof-county residents.
Fall Reading and Children Programs. Local
area libraries. Various times.
Fall reading and other programs for children
of all ages, adults and families are underway or
scheduled at many local libraries throughout
the area.
Many have kickoff parties and provide prizes,
special activities and other incentives to participate.
Primarily free activities, with further information
and schedules available through various library websites and calendars at:
Berks County: www.berks.lib.pa.us
Chester County: www.ccls.org
Delaware County: www.delcolibraries.org
Lancaster County: www.lancasterlibraries.org
Montgomery County: www.mclinc.org
Look Good Feel Better for Women. Various
locations.
Hospitals throughout the area will host a series of Fall Look Good Feel Better beauty technique workshops by the American Cancer Society for women coping with cancer treatments.
Free activity, including a makeup kit, with
further information as to dates and sites and
registration available at
www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsse
rvices/app/resourcedetail.aspx?resourceId=32260 or (800) 2272345.
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Ongoing - Weekly
October 20 (Tuesday)
Bird Basics for Kids. Chester Springs Library
at Historic Yellow Springs, 1685-A Art School
Road, Chester Springs. 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Ages three to five and their families will
learn about birds from a representative of the
Green Valley Watershed Association, part of the
Backyard Explorers Series.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp or (610) 827-9212.
October 20 (Tuesday)
Safe Schools Summit. Downingtown STEM
Academy, 335 Manor Avenue, Downingtown.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Presenters and a panel of speakers will discuss How Trauma Affects Learning, with an
emphasis on Child Abuse/Neglect and Teen
Dating Violence.
Free activity, including light dinner, with
further information and required registration at
www.cciu.org/Page/2412 or ToniaF@cciu.org
and live streaming of the event at
http://ccitv.cciu.org.
October 20 (Tuesday)
What is Vegan All About? Easttown Library
& Information Center, 720 First Avenue, Berwyn. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Ana Negron, board certified in family
medicine and author, will discuss vegan meals
and provide a cooking demonstration and
tasting.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, ccain@ccls.org or (610) 644-0138.
October 21 (Wednesday)
Nature Photography. Main Pavilion, Lower
Perkiomen Valley Park, 101 New Mill Road,
Oaks. 9 a.m.
Monthly themed walk will feature basic tips
of nature photography during the Fall season
in the park.
Free activity, with further information at
www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/92
94 or (610) 666-5371.
October 21 (Wednesday)
Trick or Tree. Park Office, Nottingham
County Park, 150 Park Road, Nottingham.
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Ages three to five will learn about the
different parts of a tree by building a small one
out of some treats.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at

www.chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=1221 or (610)
932October 21 (Wednesday)
Behavior of Children with Special Needs.
The Arc of Chester County, 900 Lawrence
Drive, West Chester. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A special education advocate will define behavior and help parents understand when behavior is preventing a learning at school or
other important daily routine skills during
Chat-n-Chew during bring-your-lunch parent
forum.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.arcofchestercounty.org/resources/trainin
gs, Advocacy@arcofchestercounty.org or (610)
696-8090 x216.
October 21 (Wednesday)
Community Fair. Indian Creek Foundation,
420 Cowpath Road, Souderton. 4 p.m. to
7 p.m.
Live music, food, kids activities, exhibits by
Ivy Hill Stables and Elmwood Park Zoon, appearance by Lisa Berlin, Special Olympics gold
medalist equestrian highlight this 40th anniversary celebration of providing opportunities for
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in and enrich the community.
Free activity, with further information at
www.indcreek.org/news-and-events/jobfair.html or (267)203-1500.
October 21 (Wednesday)
Women and Money. Community Room, Exton
Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Parkway, lower
level between Boscovs and Sears, Exton.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A financial coach will discuss ways to make
ones money work for them now and in ones
retirement years as part of Open Hearth of
Spring Citys ongoing non-selling personal finance workshop series.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.openhearthinc.org/images/stories/pdf/fal
l.pdf, admin1.openhearth@verizon.net or (610)
792-9282 x208.
October 21 (Wednesday)
Grandfamilies and Post Adoption Support.
Government Service Center, 601 Westtown
Road, West Chester. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Repeated Wednesdays, November 4 and 18.
Grandparents and other relatives helping to
raise children and post adoption families, along
with children from each, will have separate
groups for discussion and more.
Free activity, with further information and
registration at
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www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/28223
, pknowles@chesco.org or (610) 344-5613.
October 21 (Wednesday)
Trauma Informed Education Documentary.
Sykes Student Union Theatre, 110 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester. 6:30 p.m. to
9 p.m.
Paper Tigers, a film about positive results of
trauma informed education at Washington
state alternative high school, will be shown,
followed by a panel on best practices for addressing trauma in the classroom, in this State
Sen. Andy Dinniman-hosted event.
Free activity, with continuing education and
teacher Act 48 credits available for a fee. Further information is available at
www.senatordinniman.com/dinniman-to-holdoct-21-screening-of-film-on-the-impact-oftrauma-on-education or (610) 692-2112.
October 21 (Wednesday)
The Boy Code. Science Center Theater, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC)
340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, with simulcast to
Room 221, South Hall, MCCC West Campus,
101 College Drive, Pottstown. 6:30 p.m. to
9 p.m.
Straight Talk for parents will discuss how to
help boys who are more apt to drop out or be
expelled from school than girls become healthy
and happy adults in this MCCC and Montgomery County Teen Parent Task Force-hosted
event.
Free activity, with further information and
registration at http://www.mc3.edu/aboutus/news/87-about-us/news/9077-mccc-to-cohost-11th-annual-straight-talk-program or
(484) 808-7839.
October 22 (Thursday)
55+ Employment. Phoenixville Public Library,
183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 1 p.m. to
2 p.m.
Dorothy Marshall, case manager for Goodwill Senior Community Service Employment
Program, will discuss as part of the librarys
monthly Job-Seeker Series how eligible seniors
are paid to perform work for the community.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, mpinto@ccls.org or (610) 933-3013
x132.
October 22 (Thursday)
Career Expo. Lincoln University Coatesville
Campus, 351 Kersey Street, Coatesville. Noon
to 4 p.m.

Career and Training Expo will provide career


development workshops and on-site employment interviews.
Free activity, with further information at
www.coatesvilleaction.org or (610) 993-0911.
October 22-November 19 (Thursdays)
Fatherhood Initiative. Conference Room,
Montgomery County Health Department,
364 King Street, Pottstown. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Five weekly sessions of Dare to Be the Best
will provide fathers with information on parenting techniques and other issues of importance to them.
Free activity, including snacks and childcare, with further information and required
registration at
www.fsmontco.org/content/dare-be-bestpottstown-begins-1, rgaskill@fsmontco.org or
(610) 326-1610 x339.
October 22 (Thursday)
Homeless Resource Center Opening.
105 West Evergreen Street, West Grove. 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
Family Promise of Southern Chester County,
a multi-congregation faith community initiative, will show its new Resource Center for
work with homeless families.
Free activity, with further information at
www.facebook.com/familypromisescc/photos/
a.1536293913305894.1073741831.153484970
6783648/1641047702830514/?type=3,
familypromisescc@gmail.com or (610) 3451100.
October 22 (Thursday)
Funding Proposal Writing. Burke Meeting
Room, Chester County Library, 450 Exton
Square Parkway, Exton. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Nonprofit organizations will learn how to
write a standard project proposal to a foundation in a Foundation Center of New York webinar.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, kcassidy@ccls.org or (610) 280-2628.
October 22 (Thursday)
Updating Your Medicare. Phoenixville Public
Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A representative of the APPRISE volunteer
Medicare counseling program will explain why
all current and soon-to-be recipients should
examine current and potentially changing
plans each year during the open enrollment
period that runs from Thursday, October 15, to
Monday, December 7.
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Free activity, with further information and


required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, mpinto@ccls.org or (610) 933-3013
x132.
October 22 (Thursday)
Storytelling. Struble Room, Chester County
Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton.
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Former teacher, Maureen Barry, local author of childrens books and storyteller, will introduce the art of telling ones story on any
subject, provide some formats that can be used
and hands-on opportunities.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, pmarquette@ccls.org or (610) 2802642.
October 22 (Thursday)
Home Buying Workshop. Community Center,
9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Genesis Housing will discuss Home Buying
Basics in this personal finance workshops, including grants and first-time buyer programs,
real estate agreements and types of mortgages.
Free activity, with further information and
suggested registration for limited seating at
www.genesishousing.org/wpcontent/uploads/2015/09/HC-LMAH-ClassFlyer-2015.pdf, info@genesishousing.org or
(610) 275-4357.
October 23 (Friday)
SEPTA Passes and Veteran IDs. State Rep.
Harry Lewis, 131 Wallace Avenue - #14,
Downingtown. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Representatives of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will be
taking photos and applications for its new
senior transit pass and Chester County Recorder of Deeds Office will be processing Veteran Discount ID cards.
Free activity, with further information at
www.replewis.com/upcomingevents.aspx or
(610) 269-1289.
October 23 (Friday)
Halloween Safehouse. YMCA, 724 North Adams Street, Pottstown. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ages 12 and under with an adult will be on
the Halloween Trick or Treat Trail.
Free activity, with further information at
www.pgsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx
?moduleinstanceid=1490&dataid=15877&FileN
ame=PT_Halloween%20Safehouse%20Flyer.pdf
or (610) 323-7300.

October 24 (Saturday)
Fall Foliage Hike. Tennis Court Parking Lot,
Green Lane Park, 2298 Green Lane Road,
Green Lane. 9 a.m.
Ages nine and up will receive a three-mile
guided hike over moderate terrain.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/92
94 or (215) 234-4528.
October 24 (Saturday)
Make a Difference. Gordon Building,
351 Kersey Street, Coatesville. 9 a.m. to noon.
Individuals and organizations will join together for City beautification projects during
National Make a Difference Day.
Free activity, with light breakfast and further information and registration at
www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054faca72aa1f
58-coatesville,
lula@coatesvilleyouthinitiative.org or (610) 3800300 x205.
October 24 (Saturday)
Fall Festival. Sanatoga Park, 2190 East High
Street (Former K-Mart Parking Lot), Pottstown
(Sanatoga).
Pumpkin decorating, costume party and
hayrides will highlight this community event.
Free activity, with further information at
www.pgsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx
?moduleinstanceid=1490&dataid=16213&FileN
ame=fall%20fest%20flyer.pdf,
feedback@lowerpottsgrove.org or (610) 3230436
October 24 (Saturday)
Caregiver Education. Adult Care of Chester
County, 201 Sharp Lane, Exton. 10 a.m. to
noon.
Individuals caring for individuals with dementia will learn Helpful Tips for Caregivers,
including the ABCs and common behaviors associated with dementia and communication
skills for managing individuals with the disease.
Free activity, including care for individuals
with dementia during the meeting, with further
information and required registration at
kmarnien@acofcc.org or (610) 363-8044.
October 24 (Saturday)
50+ Expo. K.D. Markley Elementary School,
354 Swedesford Road, Malvern. 10 a.m. to
1 p.m.
The Forty Niners Chorus, Mobile Veteran
Outreach Van, hard drive shredding, antique
appraisals, health screenings and vaccines,
state and local resources and more will highlight this State Rep. Duane Milne-hosted event.
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Free activity, including refreshments, with


further information available at
https://snt148.mail.live.com/mail/ViewOfficeP
review.aspx?messageid=mgnzgewxa5RGSeQAhWtllmg2&folderid=fl_4JWu82tNki
TlETUMO0XIQ2&attindex=3&cp=1&attdepth=3&n=41812121 or (610) 251-1070.
October 24 (Saturday)
Trunk or Treat. Grove United Methodist
Church, 490 West Book Road, West Chester.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Children in costume can trick or treat from
car trunks in church parking lot, along with
creating simple crafts.
Free activity, with further information available at (610) 696-2663.
October 25 (Sunday)
Halloween Parade. State Street between Lafayette and South Broad Streets. Kennett
Square. 3 p.m.
Costumed individuals and families and parade units will march,
Free activity, with further information at
www.facebook.com/notes/kennett-squarehalloween-parade/2015-halloween-paradeapplication/754018058038236 or (610) 4444181.
October 25 (Sunday)
Trunk or Treat. Thorndale United Methodist
Church, 3503 Lincoln Highway, Thorndale.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Costumed children of all ages can trick-ortreat from trunks of cars in parking lot, with
free food, games, hayrides and more as part of
the event.
Free activity, with further information available at www.thorndale-umc.org/eventitems/trunk-or-treat-2,
melissa.nyoni@thorndaleumc.org or (610) 3842433.
October 25 (Sunday)
Twilight Hike. Park Office, Norristown Farm
Park, 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown.
6:30 p.m.
Ages seven and up will learn to walk more
quietly in the woods to hear the sounds of the
night and some of the special adaptations of
local creatures of the night.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/92
94 or (610) 270-0215.
October 26 (Monday)
Walk Montco. Ambler Theater, 108 East Butler Avenue, Ambler. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Montgomery County


commissioner, Scott Bricker, executive director
of America Walks, and Christopher Zimmerman of Smart Growth America, will discuss
Connected Communities strategies that have
been used around the country to enable more
pedestrian mobility, with the Countys walkability plan also being presented.
Free activity, including continental breakfast, with further information and require registration at www.montcopa.org/WalkMontco or
(610) 278-3722.
October 26 (Monday)
Parkinsons Therapy. Village Square Board
Room, Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer
Avenue, New Holland. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Occupation Therapist Jason Dickow and
Speech Therapist Ruth Sensenig of Wellspan
Garden Spot Health Center will discuss at the
monthly meeting of the Parkinsons Support
Group occupational and speech therapy techniques to help individuals with Parkinsons
keep their voice and movements alive and active.
Free activity, with further information available at jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org or (717)
355-6259.
October 26 (Monday)
Bats at the Library. Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 1st Avenue, Berwyn.
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Briar Bush Nature Center personnel will discuss with all ages the world of bats, including
whether they are blind, hang upside down and
what they eat.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, ccain@ccls.org or (610) 644-0138.
October 26 (Monday)
Ghost Hunting 101. Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators (FSPI)
members will discuss the paranormal and how
the uses technology and psychic abilities of its
members in conducting its investigations, including different types of hauntings, how some
are debunked, investigative equipment and
psychic protection used.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, mpinto@ccls.org or (610) 933-3013
x132.

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October 27 (Tuesday)
Gluten-Free Living. Henrietta Hankin Branch
Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs
(Ludwigs Corner). 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Local author and gluten-intolerance sufferer
Melinda Arcara will discuss her book, 3 Steps
to Gluten-Free Living.
Free activity, with further information and
suggested registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, hhreference@ccls.org or (610) 3211700.
October 27 (Tuesday)
Military History. Struble Room, Chester
County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway,
Exton. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ralph Riccio, local author of books about
various aspects of Italian and Irish military
history and equipment, will discuss the subject
from several perspectives that demonstrates it
has potential for appealing to almost anyone,
and provide information on various sources to
help one become better informed about history.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, pmarquette@ccls.org or (610) 2802642.
October 28 (Wednesday)
Care Expo. American Legion, 300 Cocalico
Drive, Ephrata. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Living Your Way Expo, hosted by the Lancaster County Partners Network of the Link to
Aging and Disability Resources, will feature
community resources, educational presentations and more for those 60 years of age and
over, individuals with disabilities, veterans,
caregivers and their families.
Free activity, with further information available at www.berkslancasterlebanonlink.org/182/events/october-28-living-your-way-a-specialevent-is-coming-to-the-ephrata-americanlegion-save-the-date, blllink@mail.com or (717)
380-9714.
October 28 (Wednesday)
Home Purchasing and Realtors. Community
Room, Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square
Parkway, lower level between Boscovs and
Sears, Exton. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A Realtor will discuss how the home buying
process works, including how to find and work
with Realtors, mortgage officers, and others, as
part of Open Hearth of Spring Citys ongoing
non-selling personal finance workshop series.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at

www.openhearthinc.org/images/stories/pdf/fal
l.pdf, admin1.openhearth@verizon.net or (610)
792-9282 x208.
October 28 (Wednesday)
Impressionism and the City. Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 1st Avenue,
Berwyn. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sharon Hirsh, Ph.D., of Rosemont College
will discuss the relationship between the wellknown works of Impressionist art with the city
out of which they were conceived, including
depictions of Paris as well as favorite day-train
ride spots from the City, and review their social
as well as political significance for France.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, ccain@ccls.org or (610) 644-0138.
October 28 (Wednesday)
Halloween Parade. East High Street, Pottstown. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Floats, costumed individuals and families
and musical groups highlight this event.
Free activity, with further information at
http://pmrpc.pottstownmetroregion.com/com
munity-events, jcover@montcopa.org or (610)
278*3741.
October 29 (Thursday)
Senior Expo. IBEW Local 98, 3900 Ridge Pike,
Collegeville. 10 a.m. to noon.
Seniors will be able to obtain information
from state agencies and local vendors about
available programs and services during this
State Rep. Mike Vereb-hosted event.
Free activity, with further information at
www.repvereb.com/Display/SiteFiles/83/Othe
rDocuments/VerebSenior%208.5X11.pdf or
(610) 409-2619.
October 29 (Thursday)
Fools Mate. Easttown Library & Information
Center, 720 1st Avenue, Berwyn. 7 p.m. to
8 p.m.
Author John Whiteside, a former FBI agent,
will discuss true stories of two traitors working
different sides of the Cold War, depicted in his
book, Fools Mate: A True Story of Espionage.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, ccain@ccls.org or (610) 644-0138.
October 30 (Friday)
Writing Grant Proposals. Struble Room,
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square
Parkway, Exton. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Nonprofit organizations will learn about


Writing Effective Grant Proposals from Dorrine
Sylia of Sylvia and Carter and Associates.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, kcassidy@ccls.org or (610) 280-2628.
October 30 (Friday)
Disabilities Job Fair. PA CareerLink Chester
County, 479 Thomas Jones Way, Exton.
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Job-seekers with disabilities will have an
opportunity to connect with potential employers in this PA CareerLink and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)-hosted event.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at www.
http://workshop.pacareerlinkchesco.org/allevents/18554396700.xc
October 30 (Friday)
Trick-or-Treat. All Lancaster County communities. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lancaster County local governments will
observe Trick-or-Treat night at the same time.
Free activity, with further information at
local police departments and government offices.
October 31 (Saturday)
Veterans Breakfast. SunnyBrook Ballroom,
50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown. 8 a.m. to
10 a.m.
Annual breakfast for veteran constituents
and family members will be hosted by State
Sen. John C. Rafferty, Jr.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.senatorrafferty.com/files/2015/09/VetsAl
lSalutePC_2015_Revised.pdf or (610) 831-8830.
October 31 (Saturday)
Halloween Parade. Pennsylvania Avenue
between Beaver Creek Elementary School and
Kerr Park. 3 p.m.
Costumed participants, floats and other
marching units will participate.
Free activity, with further information available at
www.downingtown.org/Documents/Temporary
%20Documents/DTOWN%20HALLOWEEN%20
2015.pdf, dtownhalloween@aol.com or (610)
269-4203.
November 1 (Sunday)
Ask the Mental Health Experts. Rear Entrance, Ardmore Presbyterian Church, 5 West
Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore. 2 p.m. to
4 p.m.

Psychiatrists Steve Siegel and Aita Susi will


discuss mental illness, treatment, recovery,
and strategies for coping during this Main Line
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)hosted event.
Free activity, with further information at
www.namipamainline.org/events,
info@NAMIpaMainLine.org or (267) 251-6240.
November 3 (Tuesday)
Washingtons Cook. Washington Memorial
Chapel, Valley Forge National Historical Park,
Route 23, King of Prussia. 7 p.m.
Keith Henley will discuss Hercules, the chef
at Mount Vernon in the 1780s, who was
brought to New York and Philadelphia to serve
President Washington and his family and
guests in this monthly Speaker Series of the
Friends of both the Washington Memorial
Chapel and Valley Forge Park.
Free activity, including reception to follow,
with further information at
www.friendsofvalleyforge.org/speakerseries.shtml or (610) 783-1777.
November 4 (Wednesday)
School Discipline. The Arc of Chester County,
900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester. 11:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
A special education advocate will discuss
behavior of children with special needs and
discipline rights during Chat-n-Chew during
bring-your-lunch parent forum.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.arcofchestercounty.org/resources/trainin
gs, Advocacy@arcofchestercounty.org or (610)
696-8090 x216.
November 4 (Wednesday)
Buying a Car. Community Room, Exton
Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Parkway, lower
level between Boscovs and Sears, Exton.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A financial coach will discuss how to create
a car-buying plan to provide confidence for
making a sound financial decision, including
steps of the car-buying process from researching vehicles, to determining financing, searching for available vehicles, and completing the
process, as part of Open Hearth of Spring Citys
ongoing non-selling personal finance workshop
series.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.openhearthinc.org/images/stories/pdf/fal
l.pdf, admin1.openhearth@verizon.net or (610)
792-9282 x208.

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November 4 (Wednesday)
Grandfamilies and Post Adoption Support.
Government Service Center, 601 Westtown
Road, West Chester. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Repeated Wednesday, November 18.
Grandparents and other relatives helping to
raise children and post adoption families, along
with children from each, will have separate
groups for discussion and more.
Free activity, with further information and
registration at www.
chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/28223,
pknowles@chesco.org or (610) 344-5613.

November 7 (Saturday)
IEP Process. The Arc of Chester County,
900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester. 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
Parent workshop will explore examination
and re-examination of individual education
plans (IEPs) for children with special needs
during three-segment workshop series.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.arcofchestercounty.org/resources/trainin
gs, Advocacy@arcofchestercounty.org or (610)
696-8090 x216.

November 4 (Wednesday)
Lancaster Planning Kickoff. Lancaster
County Convention Center, 25 South Queen
Street, Lancaster. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ed McMahon, senior resident fellow at the
Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., will
discuss the Secrets of Successful Communities
in a Rapidly Changing World during the kickoff
of places2040, the countys comprehensive
plan process.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://places2040kickoff.eventbrite.com or
(717) 299-8333.

November 8 (Sunday)
Holidays in Adoption. Community of Love
Lutheran Church, 115 North Fourth Street,
Oxford. 2 p.m.
Matters of the Heart discussion group for
individuals whose lives have been touched and
connected by adoption, adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and families that
support them will focus on the impact of holidays.
Free activity, with further information available at homeyg.65gmail.com or (610) 9980282.

November 5 (Thursday)
Parent Caf. Connections on High, 238 East
High Street, Pottstown. 10 a.m. to noon. Repeated, Thursday night, November 19.
Caregivers of children under 18 years will
exchange information on parenting strategies,
connecting with other parents and caregivers,
and ways to strengthen families in this Pottstown Family Center-hosted monthly Fall event.
Free activity, including meal and childcare,
with further information and required registration at
www.fsmontco.org/sites/default/files/Parent%
20Cafe%20flyer%20Fall%202015.pdf,
dcallender@fsmontco.org or (610) 326-1510
x330.
November 6 (Friday)
Day of the Dead. American Legion, 208 East
State Street, Kennett Square. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
with candle lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos Mexican celebration provides gathering to pray for and remember family members and friends who have died, art exhibits of local artists, music, traditional dances.
Free activity, with further information at
www.casagks.org or
casaguanajuatoks@yahoo.com.

November 9 (Monday)
College Night. Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton
Square Parkway, Exton. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Over 200 colleges and institutions of higher
education will provide information to students
and parents.
Free activity, with further information available at www.cciu.org/collegefair or (484) 2375000.
November 10 (Tuesday)
Business Continuity. Chester County Public
Safety Training Center, 137 Modena Road,
South Coatesville. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Organizations in beginning, intermediate
and advanced stages of Business Continuity
Planning for disasters will prioritize and test
plan elements.
Free activity, including breakfast, with further information and required registration at
www.surveymonkey.com/r/November10BCP,
rslater@chesco.org or (610) 344-5022.
November 10 and 17 (Tuesdays)
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. 4th
Floor Community Room, Brandywine Health
Center, 744 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville.
4:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also offered Saturday, November 14.
Youth Mental Health First Aid certification
is said to include needed skills for everyday
citizens to help teens struggling with mental
health concerns of facing crises.
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Free activity, including dinner, with further


information and required registration at
Linda.Hershey@holcombbhs.org or (610) 3047204.
November 10 (Tuesday)
Sinatra Tribute. Phoenixville Public Library,
183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 7 p.m., to
8 p.m.
Singer Dave DeLuca will present A Century
of Sinatra in advance of the December 15 100th
birthday year of the musical icon.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, mpinto@ccls.org or (610) 933-3013
x132.
November 11 (Wednesday)
Veterans Breakfast. Valley Forge Freedoms
Foundation, 1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville. 9:30 a.m.
Retired Marine Corps officer John Nagl, author and educator, will address veterans during
annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast hosted
by State Rep. Warren Kampf.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.repkampf.com/Display/SiteFiles/143/Ot
herDocuments/Kampf%20vet%20events%20fly
er%209%202%2015.pdf or (610) 666-0619.
November 13 (Friday)
Disabilities Employment Summit. Eden Resort and Suites, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Job fair and seminars for both individuals
with disabilities and employers is hosted by the
Governors Cabinet for People with Disabilities.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at www.padesummit.org,
mhuntsman@tiu11.org or (814) 542-2501.
November 14 (Saturday)
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.
Coatesville Public Library, 501 East Lincoln
Highway, Coatesville. 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Youth Mental Health First Aid certification
is said to include needed skills for everyday
citizens to help teens struggling with mental
health concerns of facing crises.
Free activity, including breakfast and
lunch, with further information and required
registration at Linda.Hershey@holcombbhs.org
or (610) 304-7204.
November 14 (Saturday)
Paws on the Path. Pavilion 5, Nottingham
County Park, 150 Park Road, Nottingham.
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Repeated Saturday, December 12.

Dogs and their walkers meet for


socialization.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=1221 or (610)
932-2589.
November 14 (Saturday)
IEP Process. The Arc of Chester County,
900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester. 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
Parent workshop will discuss development
of individual education plans (IEPs) for children
with special needs during three-segment workshop series.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.arcofchestercounty.org/resources/trainin
gs, Advocacy@arcofchestercounty.org or (610)
696-8090 x216.
November 14 (Saturday)
Proddy Flower Demonstrations. Henrietta
Hankin Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive,
Chester Springs (Ludwigs Corner). 10 a.m. to
3 p.m.
Members of Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild
will aid ages 15 and over in a quick and simple
process of making a wool flower that can be
taken hom.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, hhreference@ccls.org or (610) 3211700.
November 17 (Tuesday)
Children with Hearing Loss Support. Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance
Network (PaTTAN), 200 Anderson Road, King of
Prussia. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Care Project webinar training will acquaint
parents of infants and young children with
hearing loss, educators and others about various aspects of available services and providing
support for children and their families.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.pattan.net/category/Training/Calendar/e
vent/event.html?id=4b287698-547f-48039ee4-2391a804c940, lrhine@pattan.net or
(800) 360-7282.
November 17 (Tuesday)
Dementia Care Strategies. 127 Loyola Hall,
Immaculata University, 1145 King Road, Malvern. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Deborah Bier, Ph.D., of ComForCare will
discuss dementia as a serious medical condition, not just memory loss, how to prevent difficult behaviors, care methods for family caregivPage 10

ers and how to avoid risks in the family caregiver workshop.


Free activity, with further information and
required registration at (610) 363-1485.
November 18 (Wednesday)
After High School. The Arc of Chester
County, 900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A special education advocate will discuss
planning for children with special needs after
high school during Chat-n-Chew during bringyour-lunch parent forum.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.arcofchestercounty.org/resources/trainin
gs, Advocacy@arcofchestercounty.org or (610)
696-8090 x216.
November 18 (Wednesday)
Grandfamilies and Post Adoption Support.
Government Service Center, 601 Westtown
Road, West Chester. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grandparents and other relatives helping to
raise children and post adoption families, along
with children from each, will have separate
groups for discussion and more.
Free activity, with further information and
registration at www.
chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/28223,
pknowles@chesco.org or (610) 344-5613.
November 19 (Thursday)
Parent Caf. Connections on High, 238 East
High Street, Pottstown. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Caregivers of children under 18 years will
exchange information on parenting strategies,
connecting with other parents and caregivers,
and ways to strengthen families in this Pottstown Family Center-hosted monthly Fall event.
Free activity, including meal and childcare,
with further information and required registration at
www.fsmontco.org/sites/default/files/Parent%
20Cafe%20flyer%20Fall%202015.pdf,
dcallender@fsmontco.org or (610) 326-1510
x330.
November 20 (Friday)
Community Breakfast. Rustin High School,
1100 Shiloh Road, West Chester. 8 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.
A breakfast buffet, student performances
and artwork, tours of the Districts newest
school, and opportunities to meet administrators will highlight this American Education
Week event.
Free activity limited to the first 100 registrants at ehayes@wcasd.net or (484) 266-1171.

November 21 (Saturday)
IEP Process. The Arc of Chester County,
900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester. 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
Parent workshop will explore implementing
an individual education plan (IEP) for children
with special needs during three-segment workshop series.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.arcofchestercounty.org/resources/trainin
gs, Advocacy@arcofchestercounty.org or (610)
696-8090 x216.
November 21 (Saturday)
Stage Production. Henrietta Hankin Branch
Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs
(Ludwigs Corner). 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
C.S. Lewis adaptation of The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe will be presented for ages
five and older by the Hampstead Stage Company.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, hhreference@ccls.org or (610) 3211700.
December 5 (Saturday)
IEP Process. The Arc of Chester County,
900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester. 12:30 p.m.
to 3:30 p.m.
Parent workshop will discuss development
of individual education plans (IEPs) for children
with special needs during this final in a threesegment workshop series.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.arcofchestercounty.org/resources/trainin
gs, Advocacy@arcofchestercounty.org or (610)
696-8090 x216.
December 12 (Saturday)
Paws on the Path. Pavilion 5, Nottingham
County Park, 150 Park Road, Nottingham.
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Dogs and their walkers meet for
socialization.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=1221 or (610)
932-2589.

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Ongoing Weekly and Monthly Activities


Various Days/Times
Sundays
Morning Birding Walk. Bucktoe Creek Preserve, 432 Sharp Road, Avondale. 8 a.m. to
10 a.m., except when precipitating. Activity
also held at the same time on Mondays.
Delaware Nature Society staff will lead this
activity as walkers experience the diverse birdlife of a private nature preserve during a stroll
through meadows, forests, thickets, and
marsh. Walk is particularly focused on beginning birders but all skill levels are welcome.
Free activity, with further information about
the Preserve available at
www.bucktoecreekpreserve.org.
Wild Wanders. Parking Area, Lenfest Center,
ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Road,
Coatesville (Embreville). 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Local naturalist, educator, and Natural
Lands Trust volunteer William Ryan will lead a
guided walk around the preserve, with the
route varying each week to reflect what is happening at 1,263-acre tract.
Free activity, with further information available at http://www.natlands.org/event/wildwanders-at-cheslen-preserve/2014-03-30 or
(610) 353-5587.
(First Sunday of Month)
Spectrum Kids Can! Annex, Henrietta Hankin
Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester
Springs (Ludwigs Corner). 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Support group for families with autistic children enables young people to play with peers
and use and improve their social skills and
parents an opportunity to review librarys autism resources.
Free activity, with further information available at (610) 321-1724.
Rejoicing Spirits, a ministry that reaches out
to enrich the spiritual lives of persons with developmental disabilities, together with their
families, friends and other supportive community members, holds special Sunday worship
services at various locations.
The ministry is designed to acquaint and
educate congregations about individuals with
developmental disabilities, resulting in an accepting atmosphere. Services typically include
lots of music and joyous singing, along with
brief, meaningful messages conducted in a
shush-free environment.
Services are held once a month at the following times and locations:

Exton St. Pauls Lutheran Church,


104 South Village Avenue, (610) 363-6264,
4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month.
Media Reformation Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 102 West Rose Tree Road, (610) 8910600, 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each
month.
Pottstown St. James Lutheran Church,
1101 East High Street, (610) 326-2810, 7 p.m.
on the second Wednesday of each month.
Gilbertsville New Hanover Lutheran
Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, (610) 326-1335,
3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.
West Chester Calvary Lutheran Church,
730 South New Street, (610) 696-2475, 4 p.m.
on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
Attendees are encouraged to call churches in
advance to confirm dates and times. Further
information about Rejoicing Spirits and other
sites may be obtained at
www.rejoicingspirits.org,
info@rejoicingspirits.org or (610) 363-6264.
Mondays
Morning Birding Walk. Bucktoe Creek Preserve, 432 Sharp Road, Avondale. 8 a.m. to
10 a.m., except when precipitating. Activity
also held at the same time on Sundays.
Delaware Nature Society staff will lead this
activity as walkers experience the diverse birdlife of a private nature preserve during a stroll
through meadows, forests, thickets, and
marsh. Walk is particularly focused on beginning birders but all skill levels are welcome.
Free activity, with further information about
the Preserve available at
www.bucktoecreekpreserve.org.
Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance.
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. Hours by registration; also
available Tuesdays.
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) will provide assistance to qualifying
individuals with disabilities in finding work,
maintaining employment and supplemental
services.
Free activity, with further information available at
www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/comm
unity/vocational_rehabilitation/10356 and required registration at (484) 250-4340.
Tech Group. Community Education Room,
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 10 a.m. to noon
Phoenixville Tech Group brings together
technology users to share knowledge and exPage 12

perience, including helping those who have


limited or no experience with computers.
Free activity, with further information including meeting topics available at
www.phoenixvilletg.com,
Glenn@SeniorTechGroup.com or (610) 9333013 x132.
Monday-Thursday
After School Program. Westside Community
Center, 430 Hannum Avenue, West Chester.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Students in grades six through 12 will engage in after school tutoring, mentoring, dropin and community service opportunities.
Free activity, with further information available at
www.westsidecommunitycenterwc.org/features
/school-program,
ryan@westsidecommunitycenterwc.org or (484)
682-4910.
Chess Club. Coatesville Area Public Library,
501 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
Ages five to 18 can learn to play tournament
chess.
Free activity with no registration required.
Further information is available at (610) 3844115.
Indoor Walking Group. Romansville United
Methodist Church, 1859 Strasburg Road, Romansville (Coatesville). 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Community residents of all fitness levels
walk to music for one to four miles. Also held
on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Free activity, with further information available at romansvilleumc@yahoo.com or (610)
486-0189.
(First Mondays)
Whats Cooking in Coatesville? Episcopal
Church of the Trinity, 323 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. 6 p.m.
A healthy meal, along with a cooking
demonstration will be provided by the Chester
County Food Bank and the County Department
of Health
Free activity, with further information is
available at the church at (610) 384-4771.
(Fourth Mondays)
Yarn Caf. Spring City Library, 2 Riverside
Drive, Spring City. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Teens and adults involved in all fiber arts
relax and work on projects over tea and coffee.
Free activity, with further information and
requested registration at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, , lshupp@ccls.org or (610) 948-4130.

Adult Board Games. Harrop Room, Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Informal gathering of Phoenixville Board
Gamers share games that can be played in a
single setting.
Free activity, with further information available from Nick Lamicela at
nupanick@gmail.com.
(First Mondays)
Girls Night Out. Henrietta Hankin Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs
(Ludwigs Corner). 6:30 p.m.
Girls nine-years-old and above and their
mothers or other older female friends read, enjoy activities and snack.
Free activity, with further information and
optional registration available at
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOr
g=CCL, hhyouthservices@ccls.org, or (610)
321-1724.
(Fourth Mondays)
Open Knitting. Parkesburg Library, 105 West
Street, Parkesburg. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
A gathering for beginners to professionals.
Free activity, with further information available at
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOr
g=CCL&curKey1=Parkesburg%20Library,
tknecht@ccls.org or (610) 857-5165.
(First Mondays)
Conservation Book Club. Board Room,
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square
Parkway, Exton. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Participants will learn what they can do to
help the environment through book discussions dedicated to conservation and environmentalism
Free activity, with further information and
registration available at
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOr
g=CCL, lmcphail@ccls.org, or (610) 280-2645.
Tuesdays
Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance.
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. Hours by registration; also
available Mondays.
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) will provide assistance to qualifying
individuals with disabilities in finding work,
maintaining employment and supplemental
services.
Free activity, with further information available at
www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/comm
unity/vocational_rehabilitation/10356 and required registration at (484) 250-4340.
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(Fourth Tuesdays)
Community Caf. West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 North Guernsey Road, West
Grove. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hot lunch, fellowship time, free health
screenings and associated health tips, and an
open prayer room highlight this monthly event.
Free activity, with further information and
suggested reservations available at (610) 8699334 or wgumc@verizon.net.

career planning and community service, and


acknowledges and honors a young mans or
womans growth and changes.
Students must participate on a regular basis
and parents or guardians must complete an
application.
Free activity, including dinner. Further information is available from Alphonso Newsuan
at anewsuan@nlicf.org or Roberta Showell at
rshowell@nlicf.org or (610) 384-3344 x109.

Book a Librarian. Henrietta Hankin Branch


Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs
(Ludwigs Corner). 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Individuals with computer questions, needing assistance with research, desiring better
search techniques for online catalogs or other
information can receive a half-hour assistance
session with a librarian.
Free activity with required reservations at
least 24 hours in advance at (610) 321-1710.
Research assistance also is available at all
times for Pennsylvania residents through Ask
Here PA chat at www.askherepa.org.

(Second Tuesdays)
Adult Gaming Night. Community Education
Room, Phoenixville Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Participants can chose from the Librarys
selection of board or Wii games, or bring their
own, as they play games and meet friends.
Free activity, with beverages provided. Further information is available from Chris Knupp
at (610) 805-4603.

(Tuesdays and Thursdays)


Afterschool Gaming for Teens. Phoenixville
Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Teens can play afterschool games on a big
screen with a big sound system, along with
doing online researching and networking on a
state-of-the-art graphics-capable computers,
homework, or just hang out.
Free activity, including snacks and soda.
Further information is available at
www.phoenixvillelibrary.org/Documents/Afters
chool Gaming Flyer Fall2010 YS8-25-10.pdf or
at (610) 933-3013 x24.

(Second Tuesdays)
Guys Read. Henrietta Hankin Branch Library,
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwigs
Corner). 6:30 p.m.
Third through sixth grade boys and their
dads or other older male friends read, enjoy
activities and snack.
Free activity, with further information and
optional registration available at
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOr
g=CCL, hhyouthservices@ccls.org, or (610)
321-1724.

Youth Chess Club. Henrietta Hankin Branch


Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs
(Ludwigs Corner). 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ages six and up, accompanied by a parent,
can learn chess.
Free activity, with further information available at hhyouthservices@ccls.org or (610) 3211724

Youth Depression and Bipolar Support.


Community Crossroads Peer Support Center,
825 Paoli Pike, West Chester. 6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.
Transitioned Aged Depression & Bipolar
Support Alliance (TADBSA provides peer-led
support for youth and young adults ages 14 to
25 living with a mood disorder, seeking to inform, empower, support and inspire individuals
to achieve lives they want to lead.
Free activity, with further information available at awashington@childandfamilyfocus.org
or (484) 706-2110.

T.I.M.S. New Life in Christ Fellowship,


1 South 5th Avenue, Coatesville. 6 p.m. to
8 p.m.
Training Introspection Mentoring Service
(T.I.M.S.) provides youth ages five through 18
with positive peer group involvement, hands-on
skill development, knowledge of African-American culture, and a relationship with Christian
men and women as role models.
It teaches youth what it means to be men
and women spiritually, culturally, socially and
physically, addresses goal-setting, etiquette,

(Fourth Tuesdays)
Computer Basics for Job-Seekers. Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Repeated
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesdays.
Adult Services Director Mark Pinto and computer tutor Ann Roehm provide classes to assist the unemployed and underemployed in
learning job-seeker tasks such as using Microsoft Word to create and format a resume, saving a resume file and e-mailing it as an attachment, uploading and copying/pasting a
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resume to a job application, basic Web navigation, completing an online application, and
using Indeed to find job listings and apply for
employment. Participants must be able to use
a computer keyboard and mouse.
Further information and required registration for limited seating are available at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, mpinto@ccls.org or (610) 933-3013
x132.

Parent Support Group. Main Choir Room,


Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 West
Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester. 7 p.m. to
9 p.m.
Sessions are designed to give support to area
parents whose children have been impacted by
addiction.
Further information is available from Joi
Honer at (800) 678-2332 x6156 or
jhoner@caron.org.

Bilingual Family Storytime. Second Floor


Childrens Department, Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, Norristown. 7 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
Bilingual English/Spanish family storytime
features stories, songs, fingerplays, and an introduction to American Sign Language.
Free activity, with further information available at
http://mnl.mclinc.org/childrens/indexch.html
#Sleepytime or (610) 278-5100.

Wednesdays
Hibernia Wednesday Hiking Club. Hatfield House, Hibernia Park, 119 Hatfield House
Road, Coatesville. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Hikers can enjoy a three-mile hike along a
mostly-wooded gravel path, with plant identification included. Participants should bring
water and wear comfortable clothing and
shoes. Walks also are held on Saturdays.
Free activity, with registration required at
www.chesco.org/ccparks or at (610) 344-6415.

Second Tuesday
ESL Conversations. Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
BettyAnn Monash, ESL coordinator for the
Tredyffrin Public Library, will lead the informal
English as a Second Language (ESL) gathering
for ages 21 and over, with participants engaging in English-only conversations ranging from
telling jokes and singing songs to sharing recipes and discussing philosophical and historical
topics, geography, and family and work related
issues.

Warwick Walkers. Upper Parking Lot,


Warwick County Park, 382 County Park Road,
Pottstown. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Hikers walk a portion of the Horse-Shoe
Trail.
Free activity, with registration required at
www.chesco.org/ccparks or at (610) 469-1916.

Free activity, with further information available at baeslphoenixville@gmail.com.


(Third Tuesday)
Writing Group. Harrop Room, Phoenixville
Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also meets the second Thursday.
Phoenix Writers, a group for adult writers
offers writer education, empowerment, and critiques, with an opportunity to ask questions
about the writing process, read work aloud,
and obtain and offer input on material read.
Free activity, with further information available from Eric Parmer at edparmer@gmail.com.
Brandywine Query. Caf Lindo, 109 South
Broad Street, Kennett Square. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Network of adult singles over 35 years of age
designed to create community.
Further information is available at
brandywinequery@hotmail.com.

(Second Wednesdays)
Free Seniors Legal Clinic. Room 130, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road,
West Chester. 9 a.m. to noon.
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
(LASP) provides assistance to seniors for a variety of matters, including public and private
housing, consumer issues, bankruptcy, public
welfare, Social Security Disability (SSD) and
Social Security Income (SSI), unemployment
compensation, simple estate planning, living
wills, durable power of attorney for healthcare,
general power of attorney, and other matters.
Further information and appointments are
available at (610) 344-6350.
LASP also operates a toll-free legal helpline
for income-eligible Chester, Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks counties residents from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. weekdays. Information is available at
(877) 429-5994.
(Third Wednesday)
Nursing Mothers Group. Henrietta Hankin
Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester
Springs (Ludwigs Corner). 9:45 a.m. to
10:45 a.m.
Janet Graczyk, IBCLC (Internationally Board
Certified Lactation Consultant) facilitates group
of nursing mothers who share ideas and weigh
their babies.
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Free activity, with further information available at


http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp or janetibclc@gmail.com.
(Second and Fourth Wednesdays)
Adult Book Bingo. Henrietta Hankin Branch
Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs
(Ludwigs Corner). 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Adults 18-years and older can play bingo to
win book prizes, from recent to older editions.
Free activity, with further information available at (610) 321-1710.
(Fourth Wednesdays)
Playgroups. Community Room, Rolling Hills
Apartments, 2120 Buchert Road, Pottstown.
10:30 a.m. to noon.
Playgroups, hosted by the Apartments and
Pottstown Family Center, are designed to provide parents with children up to age five an opportunity to play with their children, meet
other parents with small children and talk
about the joys and hardships of parenting.
Free activity, with further information and
requested reservations at (610) 326-1610.
(Second Wednesdays)
Circle of Friends. Healthy Start,
723 Wheatland Street, Phoenixville. 11 a.m. to
1 p.m.
Support group, hosted by Healthy Start and
The Womens Resource Center, assists community mothers.
Free activity, with further information and
registration available at (610) 917-1360.
(May-June and September-October)
Walking Wednesdays. Brandywine YMCA,
295 Hurley Road, Coatesville. Noon to 2 p.m.
Outdoor track will be open, weather permitting, to individuals, families and co-workers,
with a three-day pass to use YMCA facilities
provided at sign-up in this multi-community
agency event.
Free activity, with further information available at tgallagher@ymcabwv.org or (610) 3809622 x2430.
(First and Fourth Wednesdays)
ESL Conversation. Burke Room, Chester
County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway,
Exton. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Relaxed, informal gathering, hosted by the
Chester County Opportunities Industrialization
Center (OIC) will engage participants in American English-only conversations, including
jokes, recipes, philosophy, historical and geographical topics with respect for individual
homelands, languages, and traditions.

Free activity, with further information available at kathyspicciati@gmail.com.


(Fourth Wednesdays)
Computer Basics for Job-Seekers. Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Repeated 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesdays.
Adult Services Director Mark Pinto and computer tutor Ann Roehm provide classes to assist the unemployed and underemployed in
learning job-seeker tasks such as using Microsoft Word to create and format a resume, saving a resume file and e-mailing it as an attachment, uploading and copying/pasting a
resume to a job application, basic Web navigation, completing an online application, and
using Indeed to find job listings and apply for
employment. Participants must be able to use
a computer keyboard and mouse.
Further information and required registration for limited seating are available at
http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale
ndar.asp, mpinto@ccls.org or (610) 933-3013
x132.
Community Walk. Genesis Health Care
Building, Union and State Streets, Kennett
Square. Noon.
Any individual can join a walk to Anson B.
Nixon Park as part of the Activate Kennett
Square health initiative.
Free activity, with further information available from dochollisv@aol.com.
Bridge Playing. Henrietta Hankin Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs
(Ludwigs Corner). Noon to 3 p.m.
Bridge players gather for cards on most
Wednesdays.
Free activity, with further information about
this no-registration event available at
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOr
g=CCL&curKey1=Henrietta%20Hankin%20Libr
ary or (610) 321-1710.
(First Wednesdays)
Job Searching Online. Phoenixville Public
Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Also presented at 10 a.m.
on the first Friday of the month.
Workshop acquaints job-seekers with available online resources that provide self-assessment, job profiles, local job openings, company
research, networking, and resume and interview preparation assistance.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration available with Mark Pinto,
adult services director, at mpinto@ccls.org or
(610) 933-3013 x32.
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(Second Wednesdays)
Download! eBooks & eAudiobooks. Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue,
Phoenixville. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also presented
at 10 a.m. on second Friday of the month.
Workshop acquaints participants with how
to browse, check-out, and download digital
media from the Chester County Library Systems Overdrive service.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration available with Mark Pinto,
adult services director, at mpinto@ccls.org or
(610) 933-3013 x32.
Freedom from Smoking Clinics. Phoenixville Hospital, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville.
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Also held bi-monthly on
Thursdays.
American Lung Associations eight-session
smoking cessation program, including nicotine
replacement therapy, is held bi-monthly,
starting in February, April, June, August and
October.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration available at (610) 9831021.
Indoor Walking Group. Romansville United
Methodist Church, 1859 Strasburg Road, Romansville (Coatesville). 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Community residents of all fitness levels
walk to music for one to four miles. Also held
on Mondays and Fridays.
Free activity, with further information available at romansvilleumc@yahoo.com or (610)
486-0189.
(Second and Fourth Wednesdays)
Crochet One, Knit Too! Henrietta Hankin
Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester
Springs (Ludwigs Corner). 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Knitting and crocheting group meets for all
skill levels.
Free activity, with further information about
this no-registration event available at
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOr
g=CCL&curKey1=Henrietta%20Hankin%20Libr
ary or (610) 321-1710.
Job-Seeker Support. YWCA Tri-County Area
Adult Literacy Center, 1830 East High Street,
Pottstown. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekly Job-Seekers Connection support
group is designed to provide a supportive environment on how to obtain assistance in revising resumes, write cover letters, start an internet-based job search, and maximize job search
visibility, supplementing adult literacy classes
and a six-week Job Skills Program, for eligible
area residents.

Free activity, with further information on the


group at
www.facebook.com/ywcatricountyarea/photos/
a.468031103259613.106123.14287390244200
3/813804245348962/?type=1, on the adult
literacy and other workforce development components for eligible residents at
www.ywcatricountyarea.org/adultliteracy.html, or at (610) 326-7323.
(First Wednesdays)
YoungLives Club for Teen Moms. Reformed
Presbyterian Church, 312 West Union Street,
West Chester. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., except
August,
YoungLives Club for teenage mothers in
West Chester, an initiative of Young Life of
Chester County, provides a dinner, mentoring,
parenting information, recreation, childcare
and baby items for teen moms up to 21 years of
age.
Free activity, with additional information
available from Roxann Koren at (484) 4594141, rmkoren@verizon.net, or
www.younglife.org/YoungLives.
(Second Wednesdays)
Caregiver Support Group. West Grove United
Methodist Church, 300 North Guernsey Road,
West Grove. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Peacemaker Center facilitates support
for those giving care to spouses, parents or
children.
Free activity, with further information available at bonnie@thepeacemakercenter.org or
(610) 444-3898.
Thursdays
(Fourth Thursdays)
Medicare Counseling. Bard Complex, Petra
Community Housing, 201 South Main Street,
Spring City. By appointment
An APPRISE counselor will be available to
seniors to review health care needs, insurance
coverages, co-pays, prescriptions and supplemental insurances.
Free activity, with further information and
appointments with Beverly Sarduy at (484)
933-4955.
(Second and Fourth Thursdays)
Career Guidance Over Coffee. Gryphon
Caf, 105 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Womens Resource Network coordinates
this informal group for women, led by a human resources professional, to hone networking skills and meet other persons in the
area.
$5 suggested donation. Further information
and registration is available at (610) 687-6391.
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(Second Thursdays)
Blood Pressure Screenings. Kennett Area
Senior Center, 427 East Walnut Street, Kennett
Square. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Neighborhood Health Agencies conducts
blood pressure screenings for individuals age
60 and up.
Free activity, with further information available at (610) 444-4819.

(First and Third Thursdays)


Youth LEGO Club. Henrietta Hankin Library,
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwigs
Corner. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ages six and up, accompanied by a parent,
can work with supplied LEGOs.
Free activity, with further information available at hhyouthservices@ccls.org or (610) 3211724.

Community Coffee Klatch. The Market at


Liberty Place, 148 West State Street, Kennett
Square. 11 a.m. to noon.
Coffee and conversation to help develop and
maintain community vibrancy through intergenerational connections is an initiative of the
Kennett Inter Gen Coalition.
Free activity, with further information available at dochollisv@aol.com or (610) 717-2180.

(First Thursday)
Soup and Sandwiches. Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey
Brook. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Church provides hot soup, sandwiches and
other meal items to the community.
Free activity, with further information available at (610) 273-2848 or
pastor@honeybrookpres.org.

(Third Thursdays)
Mystery Book Club. Henrietta Hankin Branch
Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs
(Ludwigs Corner). 1 p.m.
A variety of titles in the mystery, thriller or
suspense genre will be discussed.
Free activity, with further information available at (610) 321-1710.

(Third Thursdays)
Parents with Children with Special Needs.
Devereux Community Services, 1041 West
Bridge Street, Phoenixville. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Parents Helping Parents will provide support
for one another in raising children with special
needs.
Free activity, including dinner, with further
information and required registration at
adannunz@devereux.org or (610) 933-8110
x2401.

(Tuesdays and Thursdays)


Afterschool Gaming for Teens. Phoenixville
Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Teens can play afterschool games on a big
screen with a big sound system, along with
doing online researching and networking on a
state-of-the-art graphics-capable computers,
homework, or just hang out.
Free activity, including snacks and soda.
Further information is available at
www.phoenixvillelibrary.org/Documents/Afters
chool Gaming Flyer Fall2010 YS8-25-10.pdf or
at (610) 933-3013 x24.
Mr. Jacks Kid's Club. Camp at Old Mill,
Brandamore (Honey Brook). 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bus picks up Coatesville area children,
Pre-K to 12th grades, at 4 p.m. at various locations and transports them to the Camp for Bible study, snacks and fun in their own age
groups. They are returned to the same locations by 6 p.m.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration at
www.thebridgeacademy.org/programs/fallprograms.aspx, info@thebridgeacademy.org, or
(610) 466-9505.

(Second and Fourth Thursdays)


Ballroom Dancing for Teens and Adults.
Community Room, Coatesville Area Public Library, 501 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for teens and 7 p.m. to 7:45
p.m. for adults.
Participants will learn skills of ballroom
dancing.
Free activity, with further information available at (610) 384-4115.
Fatherhood Program. American African
Youth Leadership Foundation, 203 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fathers Know group, using the National Fatherhood Initiative 24/7 Dad curriculum,
challenges fathers to be a positive force within
their families and communities.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration for limited seating available with Jarrett Jackson, program coordinator, at (484) 356-8935 or
fatherhood@amafylf.org.
Pajamarama. Henrietta Hankin Library,
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwigs
Corner). 6:30 p.m.

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Children can wear their pajamas and bring


their favorite cuddly toy as they listen to stories, rhymes and music with the whole family.
Free activity, with further information available at hhyouthservices@ccls.org or (610) 3211724.
Chess Club for Kids. Chester County Library,
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. 6:30 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
Youth ages six and up can learn to play
chess, join in a pick-up game, or receive
coaching. Use personal boards or the Library
will have a few available.
Free activity. No registration or regular attendance required. Further information is
available at (610) 280-2630.
(Second Thursday)
Writing Group. Harrop Room, Phoenixville
Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also meets the third
Tuesday.
Phoenix Writers, a group for adult writers
offers writer education, empowerment, and critiques, with an opportunity to ask questions
about the writing process, read work aloud,
and obtain and offer input on material read.
Free activity, with further information available from Eric Parmer at edparmer@gmail.com.
(First Thursdays, Except July and August)
Families with Members in the Justice
System. New Life in Christ Fellowship,
1 South 5th Avenue, Coatesville. 7 p.m.
A family support group for those who have
loved ones in the juvenile, county, state or federal justice systems will meet for the first time
to learn about supports available to families
and ways in which they can cope with circumstances being experienced.
Free activity, with further information available at www.facebook.com/pages/Families-ofIncarcerated-Loved-Ones-Chester-CountyPa/326328557464276,
dwillett@childandfamilyfocus.org or (484) 2384594.
Freedom from Smoking Clinics. Phoenixville Hospital, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville. 7
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Also available bi-monthly on
Wednesdays.
American Lung Associations eight-session
smoking cessation program, including nicotine
replacement therapy, is held from 7 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. starting in January, March, May,
July, September and November.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration is available at (610) 9831021.

Young Life Teen Night. Bridge Academy


Community Center (BACC), 570 Olive Street,
Coatesville. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
High schoolers have games, skits, a devotional and fun time with friends. Includes a
short Bible study and a focus on developing a
mentoring relationship.
Free activity. Further information and registration available from Josh and Jordan Crans,
BACC directors, at (610) 466-9505 or at
info@thebridgeacademy.org.
(Third Thursdays)
Individual Career Consultations. Womens
Resource Center, 113 West Wayne Avenue,
Wayne. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Women can meet one-on-one for a half hour
with a career counselor to help choose a career,
review a resume, obtain a mock interview, or
receive other career assistance.
Free activity. Further information and registration is available at (610) 687-6391.
Civil Air Patrol - Chester County Composite
Squadron. Coatesville area locations. 7 p.m.
9 p.m.
An official auxiliary of the United State Air
Force. Provides rescue/relief, leadership and
aerospace education opportunities, including
flying, at local, regional and national levels for
youth 12 to 18 years of age and adults.
Fees for membership and some activities.
For further information contact Capt. C. Gerth
at cgerth@verizon.net or at (484) 919-7783, or
www.gocivilairpatrol.com or
www.capsquadron1008.org.
Fridays
Hibernia Hiking Club. Norwood Road
Parking Lot, Struble Trail, Downingtown.
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Hikers can enjoy a hike along the Struble
Trail.
Free activity, with further information available at
http://webapps.chesco.org/ccparks/cwp/view.
asp?a=1552&q=621757 and registration required at
www.chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=1254 or (610)
344-6415.
(First Friday)
Job Searching Online. Phoenixville Public
Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Also presented at 2 p.m.
on the first Wednesday of the month.
Workshop acquaints job-seekers with available online resources that provide self-assessment, job profiles, local job openings, company
research, networking, and resume and interview preparation assistance.
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Free activity, with further information and


required registration available with Mark Pinto,
adult services director, at mpinto@ccls.org or
(610) 933-3013 x32.
(Second Fridays)
Download! eBooks & eAudiobooks. Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue,
Phoenixville. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also presented at 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of
the month.
Workshop acquaints participants with how
to browse, check-out, and download digital
media from the Chester County Library Systems Overdrive service.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration available with Mark Pinto,
adult services director, at mpinto@ccls.org or
(610) 933-3013 x32.
(Second Fridays)
Lunch and Program for Retired Active
People (R.A.P.). West Grove United Methodist
Church, 300 North Guernsey Road, West
Grove. Noon.
Non-denominational group for persons 55
years and older meets for lunch and a program.
Free activity, with further information available at wgumc@verizon.net or 610) 869-9334.
(Third Fridays)
Child Car Seat Checks. Limerick Fire Station, 390 West Ridge Pike, Limerick.
Montgomery County Health Department certified car seat technicians will provide inspections of child safety seats, along with education
on the proper way to install one to ensure proper restraint. A 2009 report by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates
as many as seven out of 10 car seats may be
installed improperly.
Free activity for Montgomery County residents, with required appointments available at
carseat@montcopa.org or (610) 278-5119. Further information, including clinics in Norristown and Montgomeryville, is available at
http://health.montcopa.org/health/cwp/view,
A,3,Q,28155.asp.
Indoor Walking Group. Romansville United
Methodist Church, 1859 Strasburg Road, Romansville (Coatesville). 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Community residents of all fitness levels
walk to music for one to four miles. Also held
on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Free activity, with further information available at romansvilleumc@yahoo.com or (610)
486-0189.

Single Moms and Children Support. New


Life in Christ Fellowship, 1 South 5th Avenue,
Coatesville. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Single Women in Fellowship Together
(SWIFT) and their children meet for dinner,
fellowship, discussion of life issues, worship
and prayer.
Free activity, including childcare, with further information available at (610) 384-3344
x153, Lisa Gallimore at lgallimore@nlicf.org or
Tori Fisher at tfisher@nlicf.org.
First Friday Family Film (F4). Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Avenue,
Berwyn. 7 p.m.
A monthly family movie will be shown.
Free activity, with further information available at smartin@ccls.org or (610) 644-0138.
Saturdays
Community Walk. Community Garden,
North Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway,
Coatesville. 9 a.m.
A Coatesville on the Move one to two mile
activity for all ages.
Further information is available at
www.facebook.com/pages/Coatesville-on-theMove-An-Initiative-of-Activate-ChesterCounty/122741387736003.
(Last Saturdays)
Children's Monthly Bird Walk. Bucktoe
Creek Preserve, 432 Sharp Road, Avondale.
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Holly Merker of the Delaware Nature Society
Birding Team, will introduce three to 12-yearolds to birding as this look, listen for and identify bird species at Bucktoe.
Free activity, including a light, healthy
snack, with required registration at (302) 2392334.
(Fourth Saturday)
Free Employment Counseling. Phoenixville
Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 10 a.m. to noon.
Ernie Tidball, the Librarys computer instructor and a senior information technology
audit consultant for Susquehanna Bancshares,
will provide assistance with resume writing,
developing a career plan, making more effective
decisions about a career, assessing best job
options through career assessments and other
tools, developing job search skills, finding
work-life balance, resolving personal conflicts
with bosses and coworkers, and navigating job
stress, career transitions and other difficult
employment issues in individual half-hour employment counseling sessions.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration available through the
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Adult Events Calendar at


www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or (610) 933-3013
x32.
Spinners & Needlework Group. Reeves
Park, Main Street and Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.
Phoenixville Public Librarys Phoenixville
Spinners & Needlework Group will work on
projects.
Free activity, with further information available at jeanmunson@verizon.net or with Winnie Spoonts at (610) 933-1375.
Children and Youth Art Classes. The Garage Community and Youth Center,
115 South Union Street, Kennett Square.
Chester County Art Association is providing art classes for youth ages three
through 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ages
seven to 10 and Teen Anime.
Free activity, with further information available at (610) 444-6464.

(Third Saturdays)
Reading Time for Children and Youth.
Coatesville Area Public Library, 501 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. Various times
Extended story and reading times for children and youth of all ages, including open storytime for all ages from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; tween
time for ages eight to 12 from noon to 1 p.m.
and The Banned teen book club from ages 13
to 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Free activity, with further information and
required registration for limited space, at (610)
384-4115.
"No Shushing" Worship Service. Avondale
Presbyterian Church, 420 Pennsylvania Avenue
(Route 41), Avondale. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
EPIC (Experience Personal Intimacy with
Christ) service will include the EPIC PRAISE
band and is designed particularly for individuals with disabilities, caregivers, youth, young
adults, families and others.
Additional information is available
www.avondalepc.org/EPIC.htm or (610) 2682919.

Area Ministries for Those Who Are Struggling


GriefShare Weekly video/support group for
those Struggling with the death of a loved one,
even years later. Each session is self-contained
so individuals can join the group at any time.
Coatesville Sandy Hill Community
Church, 420 South Sandy Hill Road, Coatesville. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, from October 12 for 13 weeks. Further information is
available at
http://www.sandyhill.net/ministries/griefshare-ministry or (610) 857-3959.
Exton/Lionville Seminar Room 2, Calvary
Fellowship of Downingtown, 95 West Devon
Drive at Route 113 (rear entrance). 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. Mondays, from September 14 through
December 14. Further information and registration is available at
www.griefshare.org/groups/46441,
www.cfdowningtown.com/caremondays,
bps461@msn.com or (610) 707-1494.
West Chester Second Floor, Grove United
Methodist Church, 490 West Boot Road.
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 9
through December 9. Further information,
registration and childcare is available at
www.griefshare.org/groups/58176 or (610)
350-9372.
Kennett Square Willowdale Chapel,
675 Unionville Road. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays year around. Further information is
available at

www.willowdalechapel.org/griefshare or from
Denny Dunagan at ddunagan@verizon.net.
Further information and other local and
national locations may be found at
www.griefshare.org. Information on locations
for the single session GriefShare Surviving the
Holidays is available at
www.griefshare.org/holidays.
DivorceCare Weekly video/support group for
those struggling with separation or divorce,
even years later. . Each session is self-contained so individuals can join the group at any
time.
Exton/Lionville Seminar Room 1, Calvary
Fellowship of Downingtown, 95 West Devon
Drive at Route 113 Drive (rear entrance).
7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays, from September 14 to December 14. Further information
and registration is available
www.divorcecare.org/groups/60264,
www.cfdowningtown.com/caremondays,
bvanarsdale@cfdowningtown.com or (610) 3637171 x2154.
Further information and other local and
national locations may be found at
www.divorcecare.org. Information on locations
for the single session DivorceCare Surviving the

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Holidays is available at
www.divorcecare.org/holidays.
Single & Parenting Weekly video/support
group for those struggling with the situation of
being a single parent. Each session is self-contained so individuals can join the group at any
time.
Exton/Lionville Seminar Room 9, Calvary
Fellowship of Downingtown, 95 West Devon
Drive at Route 113. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays,
from September 14 through December 7.
Further information and registration is available at
www.singleandparenting.org/groups/60860,
www.cfdowningtown.com/caremondays,
bvanarsdale@cfdowningtown.com or (610) 3637171 x2154.
Celebrate Recovery (Year Around) Support
for Those Struggling with Any Type of Hurt,
Habit or Hangup, Including Addictions.
Downingtown (Guthrieville) Hopewell
United Methodist Church, 825 Hopewell Road.
6 p.m. dinner and 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. program Tuesdays, except for Christmas. Childcare available. Further information is available
from John Neider, outreach pastor, at
john@hopewellumc.org or (610) 269-1545.
Gilbertsville Room 205-207, New Hanover
United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike.
7 p.m. Thursdays. Free-will offering. Babysitting available. Further information is available
from Ralph B. Freed at (610) 323-2017.
Kennett Square Willowdale Chapel,
675 Unionville Road. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays. Childrens Celebration Station (Pre-Covery) Program for ages birth through fifth grade.
Further information is available at
www.willowdalechapel.org/celebraterecovery or
from Nance Weber at
nweber@willowdalechapel.org or (610) 4442670.
Parkesburg Playground Entrance, Gateway Church, 160 Cowan Road (formerly at
Kingsway Church, Sadsburyville). 6:15 p.m.
family meal, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Childcare available for two-year-olds to fifth grade. Free-will
offering. Further information is available from
Bill or Shirley Gensel, Coatesville-Gap Area
Simple Church, sponsor, at cr@gcwired.com.
Further information and other local and
national locations may be found at
www.celebraterecovery.com.
Celebrate Recovery for Teens (Year Around)
A multi-media DVD and activities series for
middle and high school students, called The
Landing, that mirrors the sequence of the adult
version.

Kennett Square Willowdale Chapel,


111 Marshall Street. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays. No fee. Further information is available
at www.willowdalechapel.org/celebraterecovery
or from Justin Stefanosky at
jstefanosky@willowdalechapel.org or (610) 4442670.
Christ-Centered Recovery (Year Around)
Support for Those Struggling with Any Type of
Habits, Compulsions or Addictions or Having
Lived in a Family with Addictive Traits.
Kennett Square Church of the Open Door,
210 South Broad Street, from 6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, except Thanksgiving and
Holy Thursday. Further information is available from Rev. Susan Worrell at (610) 4442400.
Parents with Prodigals Former Mending
Hearts support group for those saddened and
hurt by disrespectful and defiant teenagers or
young adults whose behaviors, including substance abuse, create conflict and chaos in the
family.
Downingtown (Lionville/Exton) - Calvary
Fellowship Church, 95 West Devon Drive at
Route 113 Room 1 Drive (rear entrance).
7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of
the month from September through June, with
no meeting the last Tuesday in December. Further information is available from Cindy Wanamaker at wanamaker1@comcast.net or at (484)
753-2604.
Unemployment and Underemployment - Several networking/support are available at area
churches for persons who are unemployed or
unemployed, with each providing its own variety of specific services in support of those who
participate:
Downingtown (Exton/Lionville) JobSeekers meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays in Conference 2 at Calvary Fellowship
Church, 95 West Devon Drive (rear entrance) at
Route 113. Further information and requested
registration is available at
barnabasgroup@cfdownington.com or (610)
363-7171.
Kennett Square Career Crossroads meets
from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth
Mondays at Willowdale Chapel, 675 Unionville
Road. Further information is available at
www.willowdalechapel.org/career-crossroads or
Perry Walker at pgeorge47@juno.com.
Wayne A one-on-one Employment Guidance Ministry, along with periodic special employment related events to aid jobseekers is
available at St. Davids Episcopal Church, 763
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formation is available from George Vosburgh at


gbvosburgh@aol.com or (610) 688-7947.
West Chester Unemployment support
group meets bi-weekly from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 130 West
Miner Street, West Chester, to learn tips and
techniques related to job searches. Further information is available from Elisabeth Hartwell
at ehartwell@firstpreswc.com or (610) 6960554.
Joseph's People Six area affiliates meet
during the month:
Downingtown -- 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, at St. Joseph's Parish, 338 Manor Avenue
(Route 322), in the parish meeting room
behind the school at the back of the
property. Further information about
the affiliate is available by leaving a
message at (610) 873-7117.
Berwyn/Main Line 7 p.m. to 8:20
p.m. on the first and third Thursdays at
the Haggenbach Room, St. Monicas
Parish Center, 601 First Avenue. Further information is available from Bob
Schubert at (610) 755-2398 or
bobschubertjr@aim.com.
Central Delco -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
three different locations: on the first
Tuesday in the St. Francis Room at St.
Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 North
Providence Road, Media, with further
information at smmemploy@gmail.com
or (610) 873-7117; the second Tuesday
in the Parish Hall Rear Entrance, St.
Laurence Church, 8245 West Chester
Pike, Upper Darby; and the third Tuesday in Hassler Chapel, Media Presbyterian Church, 30 East Baltimore Pike,
Media, with further information at
robinst37@gmail.com.
Upper Uwchlan Township - 7 p.m. on
the first and third Mondays at the
School Education Center, St. Elizabeths
Catholic Church, 100 Fellowship Road,
Chester Springs. Further information is
available at (610) 321-1200 or at
david.bolz@verizon.net.
Reading 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm. on the
first and third Wednesdays at St Catharine's of Siena Parish Center.
2427 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading.
Further information is available from
John Senick, facilitator, at (610) 7794005.
West Grove 7 p.m. on the fourth
Wednesday at the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary Church at 290

State Road, West Grove. Further information is available from John Colgan at
johnfcolgan@gmail.com.
Additional information on all St. Josephs
People chapters is available at
www.josephspeople.org.
September 9-November 11 (Wednesdays)
Financial Literacy. Grove United Methodist
Church, 490 West Boot Road, West Chester.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University is
designed to help participants gain control of
their finances, eliminate debt, and develop a
strong financial foundation for their lives, with
an introductory class on September 9 and a
nine-week series starting September 16.
Reduced fee of $25 per individual or couple,
with childcare also available. Further information and required registration is available with
Pastor Bron Yocum at
pastorbron@grovechurch.org.
Care Mondays
In addition to ministries listed in those categorized above, the following are held from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. Mondays at Calvary Fellowship of
Downingtown, 95 West Devon Drive at Route
113, Exton/Lionville. Further information is
available at
www.cfdowningtown.com/caremondays,
bvanarsdale@cfdowningtown.com or (610) 3637171 x2154.
Chronic Pain Seminar Room 6 on the
first and third Mondays, with group
support for others experiencing chronic
pain.

Marriage Oneness Green Room,


starting September 14, with a videobased class facilitated by representatives of FamilyLife to provide support for
those struggling with marriage or seeking to enhance an already great marriage.
Fresh Encounter Prayer Prayer
Chapel, for those desiring prayer for
their own situations or for others.
College Moms in Prayer Seminar
Room 8, for mothers wishing to pray for
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Free Admission Opportunities for Family Day Trips


Pack a lunch, load the family in the car, and
take a free admission day trip to these or a
combination of sites. Information is compiled
from a range of resources and is believed to be
accurate at the time of posting. It is subject to
change without notice. Participants are encouraged to use contact data provided to confirm current information. Many sites, although
free, appreciate donations.
Various sites also have special events at
various times during the year that may be
posted on their websites.
Chester County Parks - Five Chester County
Parks provide a wealth of opportunities for
families, many of them free. Over 5,000 acres
of parkland include areas for bicycling, birding,
camping, boating, visits to historic buildings,
gardens, farm animals, fishing, equestrian ring
and trails, hiking, fitness and interpretive
trails, picnic pavilions and playgrounds including horse shoe pits, softball and volleyball,
and educational programs. Parks include:
Black Rock Sanctuary, 953 Black Rock
Road, Phoenixville.
Hibernia, 1 Park Road, Wagontown.
Nottingham. 150 Park Road, Nottingham.
Springton Manor Farm, 860 Springton
Road, Glenmoore
Warwick, 382 County Park Road, Pottstown.
Wolfs Hollow County Park, 150 Wolfs Hollow Drive, Atglen.
Park events information is available at
http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks/cwp/view.asp?a
=1551&q=640601 or at (610) 344-6415.
Struble Trail. Parking Lot entrance at Norwood Road, off State Route 282 at Downingtown. The Struble Trail, a work in progress,
will travel through Lyndell, Cornog and Glenmoore, passing near Springton Manor Farm
and Struble Lake before ending near Honey
Brook Borough, for a total length of sixteen (16)
miles. It currently is a 2.6 mile paved, multiuse recreational trail for nature enthusiasts,
picnickers and other recreational users. Additional information, including a full-color map,
is available at
www.chesco.org/ccparks/cwp/view.asp?a=155
2&q=621757.
Parks Fishing Tackle Loaner Program. Hibernia and Nottingham County Parks daily and
Springton Manor on weekends. All ages can
borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes on a firstcome, first-serve basis through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissions (PFBC) Fishing Tackle Loaner Program. Equipment may be

borrowed April through November, with checkouts in the park office between 8:30 a.m. to
4:00 p.m, Lures and bait are not provided,
with valid identification and a Pennsylvania
fishing license for anglers 16 years and older
required. Each user must be aware of fishing
regulations and license requirements before
fishing in a specific body of water. Information
on additional loaner sites is available at
www.fish.state.pa.us/loaner.htm.
Local Parks Nearly 100 municipal parks,
along with location maps, are listed in the
guide, Municipal Parks of Chester County,
available at
http://dsf.chesco.org/openspace/lib/openspace/pdfs/MuniPrkBrochure.pdf.
Pennsylvania State Parks Pennsylvania
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains 13 state parks, a preserve
and a nature center in the Greater Philadelphia
area. Admission is free, with charges for some
activities. www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks.
(888) PA-PARKS (727-2752). Calendar of
events:
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/Calendar/list.asp.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Park
Hopewell Road and Shed Road, Douglassville
(Elverson). Use directions on website at
www.nps.gov/hofu/index.htm due to road construction. Hopewell Furnace is an early American industrial community that operated from
1771 to 1883. The cold-blast iron furnace and
accompanying community has been restored to
the way it looked during the 1830s and 1840s,
when the furnace was at its height of activity.
History includes the Bethesda Church, the apple orchard, charcoal, the Furnaces water
wheel and iron ore mines, its role in the American Revolution, and African-Americans, miners
and women at the Furnace. The site is open
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through September
11 with demonstrations and living history programs. Check the website for information
about other times of the year and other activities. www.nps.gov/hofu. (610) 582-8773.
Valley Forge National Historic Park Route
23, Valley Forge. Valley Forge was the site of
the 1777-78 American Revolution winter encampment of the Continental Army. Eighteen
miles of trails, including six miles of paved
multi-purpose trail, winds through the park, in
addition to a ten-mile, self-guided automobile
tour. Buildings are open different hours.
www.nps.gov/vafo. (610) 783-1099.

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Other National Parks Many national parks


and historic sites are maintained by the National Parks Service in Pennsylvania and adjoining states, with some providing free admission. www.nps.gov.
Free lifetime admission to recreation areas
managed by five federal agencies also is available to all persons with permanent disabilities.
Further information on Access Pass is available
at www.store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html.
Nature Preserves Natural Lands Trust
maintains 18 nature preserves in Chester and
adjoining counties that include agriculture, forest and other natural landscapes properties.
They are open from sunrise to sunset.
www.natlands.org/preserves. (610) 353-5587.
Chester County-Related Sites
Chester County Historical Society 225
North High Street, West Chester. Tour the museum, library and kids activities free from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Friday of every
month. www.chestercohistorical.org. (610)
692-4800.
Okehocking Nature Center - 5316 W Chester
Pike, Newtown Square. A180-acre property,
including some the Garrett Farmhouse, five
miles of mown and wooded walking trails, mature woods, meadow lands, uplands, wetlands
and riparian areas along Delchester Run and
Ridley Creek. Grounds open from dawn to
dusk. www.okehockingnaturecenter.org, with
self-guided trail map at
www.willistownparks.org/pdfs/Okehocking%20
Self-Guided%20Trail%20Map.pdf. (610) 6475300.
Historic Yellow Springs - 1685 Art School
Road, Chester Springs. The history of Yellow
Springs village spans nearly 300 years, with
archaeological evidence suggesting that Native
Americans first used the iron rich "yellow"
spring water thousands of years ago. In the
18th century, the fashionable spa village attracted visitors seeking healing waters and social interaction and, during the American Revolution, George Washington commissioned the
first military hospital in North America in the
village. The village later became home to the
Chester Springs Soldiers' Orphan School for
children of Civil War soldiers, the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts Country School and
headquarters of Good News Productions, a film
studio in Yellow Springs that created over 400
films including the sci-fi original The Blob. Today, Historic Yellow Springs, Inc., has preserved many of these original structures and
educates visitors about its unique past. Open
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with the grounds

open from dawn to dusk every day.


www.yellowsprings.org. (610) 827-7414.
Herrs Factory Tours - 20 Herr Drive, Nottingham. One-hour snack food factory tours
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday - Thursday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday (production may not be occurring on Fridays). By appointment.
www.herrs.com/SnackFactoryTours/Schedule
Tour.html. (800) 637-6225.
Panoramic View Picnic Area - Lanchester
Sanitary Landfill Overlook, 7224 Division
Highway, Narvon. Rising 80 feet above the
highest point of the Welsh Mountains, two binocular stations help provide a 360-degree panoramic view of the Conestoga and Brandywine
Valleys. Picnicking, bird watching, kite and
radio-controlled glider flying, and other activities available. Open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays
only from May through October.
www.chestercountyswa.org/index.aspx?nid=75
(610) 273-3771.
Underground Railroad Exhibit - Chester
County Visitors Center, 300 Greenwood Road,
Kennett Square. Located in the Chester
County Visitors Center at the entrance of
Longwood Gardens, visitors can see the Underground Railroad exhibit, including a replica of
Henry Box Browns box and the slave dress
that helps preserve some of the history of one
of the greatest concentrations of Underground
Railroad stations in the nation. Box was a
19th century Virginia slave who escaped to
freedom by arranging to have himself mailed to
Philadelphia abolitionists in a dry goods container. The display also tells the history of the
former Longwood Progressive Meeting of
Friends. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Sundays
noon to 5 p.m. Kennett Underground Heritage
Tours also available for a fee.
www.undergroundrr.kennett.net. (610) 3472237.
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn
Baptist Road, Devon. Over a mile of paved
walkways go through native woodland with labeled trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in
different garden areas. Open from 8 a.m. to
sunset, with the John J. Willaman Education
Center open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.jenkinsarboretum.org. (610) 647-8870.
Nearby Counties
Christian C. Sanderson Museum 1755
Creek Road (Old Route 100), Chadds Ford.
Collection of items represents a mans life and
a nations history from Chadds Ford, including
American Revolution history to Civil War memPage 25

orabilia. Open noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and


Sundays from March through November.
www.sandersonmuseum.org. (610) 388-6545.
Daniel Boone Homestead 400 Daniel Boone
Road, Birdsboro. State historic site preserves
579 acres of open space and passive recreation
areas, along with a number of structures at the
legendary figures place of birth, Daniel
Boone's parents first settled the site in 1730,
with the region populated by many diverse
people - English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, Germans,
Swedes, Huguenots and Lenape Indians.
Daniel was born in 1734, spending his first 16
years there before his family migrated to North
Carolina. The grounds are open from 9 a.m. to
4:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Sunday, with
weekend guided tours of the buildings. Free
admission to grounds, with fees for admittance
to historic areas. Further information is available at
www.danielboonehomestead.org/index.htm,
info@danielboonehomestead.org, or (610) 5824900.
Historic Newtown Square - Over 100 historical sites are scattered throughout Newtown
Township, some dating back over 300 years,
with 42 of them having markers. Two are open
to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday afternoons in July and August. The Paper Mill
House Museum at 2 Paper Mill Road, a residence to workers of numerous local mills along
the Darby Creek, is home to the archives and
historical documents of Newtown Township.
Square Tavern, located at Goshen and Newtown Street Roads, was home to America's first
internationally known artist, Benjamin West
(1738-1820), who lived there during part of his
childhood. Other sites includes the 1715 Old
St. Davids Church, burial place of American
Revolution Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne, the
1797 Federal School House, the 1842 Octogonal Schoolhouse, and the 1860 Bartram
Bridge.
www.historicnewtownsquare.org/museum
(610) 975-0290.
Landscape Arboretum at Temple UniversityAmbler - 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler.
Established as the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in 1910, the 187-acre
campus provides a mix of natural and designed
landscapes. Self-guided tours are available
from dawn to dusk daily.
www.ambler.temple.edu/arboretum/gardens.ht
m. (267) 468-8400.
Newlin Grist Mill 219 South Cheyney Road,
Glen Mills. 8 a.m. to dusk. The only operating
18th century grist mill in Pennsylvania, other

historic buildings, and the 150-acre park that


is a refuge for plants, animals, and birds, is
dedicated to environmental appreciation and
historical preservation. Free admission to
park; fee for tours of historic structures. Further information is available at (610) 459-2359,
at info@newlingristmill.org or at
www.newlingristmill.org.
Pennsylvania Veterans Museum - Media Armory, 12 East State Street, Media. Exhibits,
documentary films and lesson plans educate
the public about the experiences of United
States veterans and the sacrifices they made
during times of war. Open noon to 5 p.m.
Thursdays through Sundays.
www.paveteransmuseum.org. (610) 566-0788.
Philadelphia Museum of Art - 26th Street
and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
(main Building); or the Perelman Building,
Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues. Exhibits and collections of more than 225,000 objects from throughout the world. First Sunday
of the month is Pay Whatever You Want Day
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.philamuseum.org.
(215) 763-8100.
River of Revolutions Interpretive Center Schuylkill River Heritage Area building at 140
College Drive, Pottstown. Destination details
the role the Schuylkill River region played in
the American, Industrial and Environmental
Revolutions, including a table relief map of the
Heritage Area and touch screen monitors with
narrated tours of tourist sites related to the
three revolutions, and multi-media about the
Philadelphia Campaign during the American
Revolution; the regions coal mining and
manufacturing history, and the environmental
cleanup that saved the river in the mid-20th
century. has opened in Pottstown. Open
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
www.schuylkillriver.org/Detail.aspx?id=5666.
(484) 945-0200.
Scott Arboretum 500 College Avenue,
Swarthmore. More than 110 acres, 5,000 different ornamental plants, walking trails and a
horticultural library are available on the
Swarthmore College campus grounds. The library contains over 1,300 garden-related
books; hundreds of magazines, catalogs,
newsletter; and a collection of brochures from
gardens worldwide. The Arboretum is open
from dawn to dusk daily and the offices and
library are open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
www.scottarboretum.org. (610)-328-8025.

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Thomas Massey House (1696) Springhouse


and Lawrence Roads, Broomall. Home of an
originally indentured servant. Restored from
demolition to much of its original fabric, the
house is furnished with appropriate late 17th
and 18th century furniture. Open from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Sundays from May through October,
except holiday weekends.
www.thomasmasseyhouse.org. (610) 3533644.
Villanova University Arboretum and Art
Gallery 800 East Lancaster Avenue, Villanova. The campus has been designated an arboretum with the public welcome to enjoy two,
one-mile self-guided walking tours. The Gallery of Art, located in the Connelly Center, generally is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
during the summer. Hours can be checked by
telephone. www.artgallery.villanova.edu. (610)
519-4612.
Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum 1155
Easton Road, Horsham. The Delaware Valley
Historical Aircraft Association restores and displays old aircraft and maintains a museum and
library. Open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
www.wingsoffreedommuseum.org or (610) 267280-2072.

Delaware State
Delaware Art Museum - 2301 Kentmere
Parkway, Wilmington, DE. A private, nonprofit museum best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by
Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow
American illustrators, and urban landscapes by
John Sloan and his circle. Free admission on
Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. www.delart.org.
(866) 232-3714.
Delaware Center for Horticulture 1810
North Dupont Street, Wilmington, DE. Gardens are accessible during daylight hours and
the horticulture library and gallery are open
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
www.dehort.org.
Military Families
Blue Star Families, the National Endowment
for the Arts, and more than 850 museums
throughout the nation are offering free admission to military personnel and their families
from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2010.
www.arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/inde
x.php. museums@bluestarfam.org.

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as food or crafts.
Church events generally are published only if they are separate from normal weekly worship services.
Due to the wide variety of activities available, decisions on publication ultimately are determined on a case-bycase basis in context with focus of the publications.

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