What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Iron Cross Athletics introduces ICA Kids

Iron Cross Athletics, home of CrossFit Phoenixville, is starting a kids program aptly called ICA Kids. The five week long session begins on Sunday, January 25th and is open to kids 7-12 years old. From their blog:

Finally! ICA Kids is coming in two weeks! ICA Kids sessions are taught in the same structured environment you’re used to and are led by Karen (Sarge). Each ICA Kids session is five weeks long, and classes are scheduled at 9am on Sundays.

Our first session will begin on Sunday, January 25th and will be offered to kids ages 7-12. Classes will be about 45 minutes in length, and during each class, we will warm up (usually by playing a game), complete a kid’s WOD, and finish by working on a skill.

The five week session costs $75, and space is limited to 10 kids, with a minimum of 4. If you have questions, contact Sarge. To sign up, talk to John or Nikki next time you’re at the gym.

Looking forward to kicking this off in the new year!

(Class dates are 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22)

For more information or to register, call 717-572-3994 or visit them on the web at iron-cross-athletics.com.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rapidough Pizza Pies kicking off The Year of the Pizza with a day-long party this Saturday

On Saturday, January 17, Rapidough Pizza Pies in the Providence Town Center, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, will host what they're calling a kick off to THE YEAR OF THE PIZZA.

"It's a new year and it's an opportunity for everyone to discover the best pizza ever," offers Nick Farrell, partner in the unique restaurant.

Rapidough Pizza Pies opened in April with a restaurant model boasting offerings that are better than fast. In fact, when customers enter Rapidough Pizza Pies, they build custom pies, delicious calzones and fresh salads on an easy-to-use iPad interface and they're enjoying delicious gourmet food about five minutes later.

"People appreciate fast but they also desire quality," adds Nick's brother, Tom Farrell. "We knew there was a way to deliver both and to do it with food that everyone loves."

People do love pizza and that's why Rapidough Pizza Pies– whose tagline is Best. Pizza. Ever. –decided to celebrate 2015 as The Year of the Pizza and to host a day-long party for the entire community.

The year-long tribute to pizza kicks off with a party on Saturday, January 17, that will include live music, food specials, special guests and a lot of surprises.

Special guests at The Year of the Pizza event include a local brewery and distillery. Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown, PA, will offer samples of their beer and special pairings with Rapidough's seasonal pies and day-only creations. Manatawny Still Works, also headquartered in Pottstown, will be pouring samples from their portfolio of spirits and offering cocktail samples that pair with Rapidough's pies, salads and calzones. You do not want to miss these combinations of locally-owned brands all coming together in one fantastic event.

Live music will be provided by Sidney Joseph who was named Best Local Musician with National Potential by Main Line Today. Joseph fuses acoustic-based rock, R&B grooves, Latin rhythms and hip-hop attitude for a sound without boundaries and he will rip through dozens of popular songs new and old, keeping the party lively.

Besides the food specials and samples there will be other surprises and giveaways throughout the day.

Schedule of Events:
  • Manatawny Still Works: 1-4pm
  • Sly Fox Brewing Company: 3-5pm
  • Live Music: 2-6pm

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pennsylvania Philharmonic to perform Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert on January 2

On Friday, January 2nd, the Pennsylvania Philharmonic will perform Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert at the Phoenixville Area Middle School. From bewitched broomsticks to flying horses, this iconic program taken from the original 1940 version and “Fantasia 2000,” includes Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Respighi's Pines of Rome, Stravinsky’s Firebird, Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Suite and much more, is performed live by The Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s 80-piece ensemble while Disney’s stunning footage is shown on a gigantic high-definition screen above the orchestra.

For more information and to order tickets, go to http://paphilharmonic.org/fantasia_phoenixville.html or call 717-368-5143.

Monday, December 08, 2014

SCA Holiday Luminaria This Saturday

On Saturday, December 13, the Schuylkill Canal Association will be hosting their annual the Holiday Luminaria from 6-9pm.
Celebrate the holidays with the Schuylkill Canal Association as we invite you to join us for the Holiday Luminaria, on Saturday, December 13th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This magnificent holiday light show will be held along the Schuylkill Canal up to Lock 60 and the Locktender’s House in Mont Clare, PA, just across the river from Phoenixville, PA.

See one of the most beautiful sights of the season as you observe well over a thousand luminary candles reflecting on the canal waterway.
Towpath Road will be lined with candles from the Mont Clare Bridge / Rt. 29, all the way to Lock 60 and surrounding the Locktender’s House. Beginning at dusk, the candles are lit for a spectacular display. If there is a mist or light snowfall the scene is even more beautiful.

The Locktender’s House; built in 1836, will be decorated beautifully for the holidays with natural greens and ribbons under soft light throughout the house. Meadowlark, a husband and wife duo playing their fiddle and mandolin, strum soft holiday music inside the house for all to enjoy. And our special guest, Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 PM to visit children and to spread some holiday cheer.

All are welcome to visit and partake in the festivities of the evening.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Candlelight Holiday Tour Being Held Tomorrow

Looking for something to do tomorrow before heading up to watch the Firebird Festival? The Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday Tour will be held from 3-7pm and features "beautifully decorated homes, houses of worship, and adaptive re-use. There will be several homes in the Main Street, Church Street and Gay Streets area near downtown for those who wish to make this part of the tour a walking tour. There are also homes featured in Schuylkill Township, which will require some driving. Of special interest will be a Celtic harpist featured at one of the homes, original art work done by another home owner, model trains, holiday collectibles, and decorations from Country Charm Furnishings which can be purchased that evening."

Tickets can be purchased today for $20 at the following locations: Heidi Sue Variety (230 Bridge St); Valley Forge Pizza (1130 Valley Forge Rd); Forestas Market (1098 West Bridge St); Ellie's Choice (211 Bridge St). They will also be on sale tomorrow at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (121 Church Street) for $25.

Proceeds from this year's tour will benefit children and the arts: The Firebird Children’s Theatre and the Phoenix Village Art Center Youth Scholarship programs.

For more information, visit the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Burn off the Bird this Saturday

Come out this Saturday and join the Phoenixville Jaycees as they once again host their Burn off the Bird 5k. About the race:
5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk through Phoenixville, PA, beginning and ending at Stepping Stone Educational Center. Proceeds generated from the race will go to Phoenix Animal Rescue and Operation Homefront. Street parking available. Strollers are allowed on the course. Water available midway in 5K Run. Timing is provided by The Athlete’s Closet.

Follow @BOTB_5K on Twitter! Use #BOTB5K on race day!

For more information including route map and registration information, visit phoenixvillejaycees.org/burn-off-the-bird-5k.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

St. John's UCC Hosting Church Bazaar this Saturday

This Saturday, November 15th, St. John's United Church of Christ (315 Gay St) will be hosting a Church Bazaar. This family event will be held from 9-2 and will feature food, crafts, kid games, Avon and Thirty One vendors and their popular white elephant table!

For more info, visit the Facebook event page.