What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Open Bar For Autism

On Friday, April 2, the Lovaas Institute will be holding a fundraiser at Kildare's in King of Prussia:

This Friday, at Kildare's King of Prussia, we are holding an open bar to support our donation to the Philadelphia Autism Walk in September. The event begins at 7pm and the open bar is over at 9pm but the party will continue after! The open bar includes domestic beers and wine/well drinks as well as 1/2 priced appetizers. Who wouldn't want to come to Kildare's KOP and drink and party to support a good cause? Cost is $20 per person and half the proceeds will go towards our donation. OPEN BAR FOR AUTISM! SPREAD THE WORD AND COME HAVE SOME FUN!

REMINDER: Rep. Drucker's job fair tomorrow

From Rep. Drucker's e-newsletter:

In partnership with the PA Department of Labor and Industry, I will host a "We're Hiring" Job Fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 31 at the Phoenixville Civic Center, 123 Main St. in Phoenixville. The hours have been extended to 6 p.m.

The job fair, which will coincide with March, April and May for Focus on Jobs months, will include a resume critiquing workshop.

As of today, 45 employers who are actively hiring in the following industries are confirmed to be on-hand:
  • Human Services
  • Retail/Restaurant
  • Non-Profit
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Package Delivery
  • Information Technology
  • Scientific/Pharmaceutical
  • Telecommunications
  • Government
  • Corrections
  • Medical/Nursing
  • Military

For a complete list of employers, please e-mail me at RepDrucker@pahouse.net.

The event will also feature information about job opportunities for veterans. Admission is free and business attire is encouraged. For more information about this, or any state-related issue, please contact me.

East Coast Tsunami Fest 2010

On Friday, June 11 and Saturday June 12, the East Coast Tsunami Fest comes to Phoenixville for two days of mayhem.

East Coast Tsunami Fest - 2 days of Mayhem - Phoenixville PA
Friday, June 11
328 High Street - Phoenixville PA
All Ages 21+ With ID to Drink
Doors @ 5pm

Death Threat
CDC
Barricade
xRepresentx
Lifeless
Agitator
Concrete Reality


Saturday, June 12
St Mikes Park - Jacob Street Monte Clare PA
All Ages BYOB 21+ with ID to drink
Gates @ 11am

Sick Of It All
H20
Earth Crisis
Mushmouth
Fury Of Five Jam (just announced!)
All Out War
Dysphoria(first show back)
Boxcutter
Strength For A Reason
Cruel Hand
Foose (ex Spudmonsters)
Bulldog Courage
Outta Hand
Double Dealer
Troublesome

For more information, see stereokiller.com.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

2010 Dogwood Prince & Princess Contest

The Phoenixville Jaycees, in conjunction with Dogwood Festival, Inc. is accepting applications for the 2010 Dogwood Prince & Princess Contest. Children between the ages of 5 to 8 years old, living in the Phoenixville Area School District, are eligible to enter the 2010 Dogwood Prince and Princess Contest.

*All contest entries must be in by Monday April 12, 2010.

Click here for full contest information and application.

For more information, email Kim at dogwoodprinceandprincess@gmail.com.

Winners will be announced during the Dogwood Festival on Wednesday, May 12th, with a rain date of Thursday, May 13th.

Wine & Politics - Phoenixville Democratic Committee's Spring Fundraiser

On Sunday, April 25th, the Phoenixville Democratic Committee will be hosting their Spring fundraiser, "Wine & Politics".

The Phoenixville Democratic Committee's Spring Fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 25th. This is a follow-up to our very successful wine and cheese fundraiser we held last year. So mark your calendar, invite friends and come out for a night of wine and politics in Phoenixville.

The event features wines to taste and purchase from Chaddsford Winery, Live Entertainment, Silent Auction, Public Officials, and Candidates for Office.

Confirmed guests include:
State Representative and Candidate for U.S. Congress 7th District, Bryan Lentz

Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at the event. Checks should be written out to, "Phoenixville Democratic Committee."

Not coming but still interested in donating? Please contact the Phoenixville Democratic Committee for more information on donating at, PhoenixvilleDems@gmail.com

For more information on the Phoenixville Democratic Committee, please visit, http://www.phoenixvilledems.org/

Sunday, April 25th
6pm - 9pm
Franklin Commons
400 Franklin Ave.
On-Location Site: Franklin Hall
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Help Shape Phoenixville's Future on Thursday, April 29

From Councilman Handwerk's site:

Help Us Plan Phoenixville's Future

Please join the Comprehensive Plan Task Force for a special meeting to discuss the Phoenixville Borough Comprehensive Plan Update.

In order to accommodate resident participation, the Task Force will be holding a "Public Planning Workshop" to focus on planning issues within your neighborhood and the downtown.

Planning Issues Include:
  • Traffic and Transit
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Phoenixville Neighborhoods
  • Town Center/Business District
  • Pedestrian/Bike Trails
  • New Development Opportunities

Time: Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 7pm
Where: Franklin Bistro, Franklin Commons. 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA

The flyer from the Borough's website.

Buried With Dignity Fundraiser at Iron Hill

On Tuesday, March 30th, Iron Hill will be donating 20% of all dinner tabs (alcohol excluded) to Buried With Dignity.

Local Fundraiser @ Iron Hill Brewery!

You're invited to dine with friends and family while supporting a great organization!

Buried with Dignity

This amazing organization' s primary objective is to provide financial assistance towards the purchase of a memorial stone to the parents and grandparents who have lost a child.

www.buriedwithdignity.org

Come out to Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville
on March 30th between 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm and BWD will receive 20% of your dinner tab (not including alcohol)

*** In order for BWD to receive credit you MUST present a special coupon to your server when ordering (see below)***

Can't stay for dinner??? Use a coupon on takeout orders!!!!

Hope to see you there!!!

Download the coupon here.

"Paint the Town Purple Day" to Support Relay For Life This Saturday

On Saturday, March 27th, local restaurants and businesses will be helping to raise money for this year's Relay for Life:

Help fight cancer while enjoying a day/night out in Phoneixville! Purchase a purple wristband for $10 with all money going to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Phoenixville. Show this wristband at participating restaurants/businesses on Bridge St. Saturday, March 27th (look for the purple balloons outside participating businesses). Some of the discounts include:

10% off food and $2 domestic drafts at PJ Ryan's
15% off food, $2 domestic drafts and $3 select imports at Bistro on Bridge
A coupon to use for a future visit to Molly McGuire's and Fenix
20% off your entire purchase at Potomac Bead Company (excludes gift card purchases, consignment items, class sign ups and party deposits)

Plus more discounts to be announced!!

To purchase a wristband, please contact Tracee traceemyers@yahoo.com.

We hope to see you out in Phoenixville on March 27th to support these businesses and help raise cancer awareness in Phoenixville!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt at Philadelphia Premium Outlets

On Sunday, March 28th, the Philadelphia Premium Outlets will be hosting 'Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt'.

Join us for a fun filled morning and delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Breakfast will be sponsored by Green Leafs and Bananas from 9am -10am in the Food Court. The egg hunt will follow beginning promptly at 10am*, in Center Court next to Coach. Plastic eggs filled with treats and prizes for children will be hidden throughout Philadelphia Premium Outlets, while supplies last.

*Weather Permitting

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Representative Drucker To Host Job Fair March 31

In partnership with the PA Department of Labor and Industry, State Representative Paul Drucker will host a "We're Hiring" Job Fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 at the Phoenixville Civic Center, 123 Main St. in Phoenixville.

The job fair will include a resume writing workshop and job hunting seminar.

Employers who are actively hiring in the following industries are confirmed to be on-hand:

  • Human Services
  • IT (Java & C++ Programmers needed)
  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Government (Social Security Administration/Civil Service Commission plus others)
  • Package Delivery
  • Retail/Restaurant
  • Non-Profit
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Early Childhood Education

The event will also feature job opportunities for veterans. Admission is free and business attire is encouraged. For more information about this, or any state-related issue, please contact our office at 610-688-5691 or email RepDrucker@pahouse.net.

Majolica Demo & Dinner Series Heats Up

Majolica - the highly regarded BYO at 258 Bridge Street - has "upped the ante" with a new series of Demo Classes and an intriguing set of "Special" Dinners" starting with a SOLD OUT "Sly Fox Beer Dinner" on March 30th !!!

Additional Dinners include a "Birchrun Hills Farm Dinner" on April 27th....a "Jazz Dinner" on May 4th featuring Erin Dickens - a founding member of the "Manhattan Transfer" and a "Sustainable Fish Dinner" in June.

New Demo classes include "Knife Sharpening" on April 4th and 20th...."Vegetarian Menus" on May 11th and 18th and "Desserts" on June 1st and 15th. Each Demo includes instruction and discussion about the evenings topic along with a delectable Andrew Deery Tasting Menu following the demo. Each participant will leave more informed, sated AND with a book of "to do at home" recipes that coincide with that evenings topic.

A place at both the Demo and Special Dinner's can be secured - ON-LINE - at www.majolicarestaurant.com

SIGN UP EARLY TO AVOID MISSING OUT ON A GREAT NIGHT !

And for those interested in attending an as yet to be planned ADDITIONAL Sly Fox Dinner..... send an email request to enjoy@majolicarestaurant.com.

Or call 610-917-0962.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SCA Hosting St. Patrick’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt

On Sunday, March 21st, the Schuylkill Canal Association is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt:

Join SCA and our friends as we celebrate the beginning of spring with one of our annual favorites – the St. Patrick’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt.

Hikers will start the afternoon off at 1:00 PM meeting in the parking lot behind the Pickering Creek Inn, at the end of Bridge Street in Phoenixville. The group will walk from Phoenixville, across the Schuylkill River and down the towpath to Lock 60.

Upon reaching the Lock 60 picnic grove, children of all ages can join in with a Treasure Hunt. Gold coins will be scattered throughout the field to be gathered by the children; the coins are then turned in for prizes at the Locktender’s House after the hunt.

The Locktender’s House is open to all from 1 to 4 PM. Meadowlark, a well-known duo - Jansen Wendell and Elisa Lang - will perform Irish music for all to enjoy inside the house.

Come to learn a little bit about the history of the Schuylkill Navigation System. Enjoy some light refreshments and check out what the Schuylkill Canal Association is doing to preserve this “little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” well into the future.

And, don’t miss the lock opening at 3 PM, weather permitting!

Visitors of all ages are welcome

Come and enjoy the afternoon free of charge, however donations will gladly be accepted.

For more information, please call 610-917-0021 or visit us at www.schuylkillcanal.org

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Last Week to Purchase Tickets for PACS’ Third Annual Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show & Silent Auction

There are only a couple of days left to order tickets for PACS' Third Annual Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show & Silent Auction

What could be more rewarding than joining your friends for an evening of laughter, drama, and mystery while supporting an organization instrumental to providing assistance for basic human needs - food, shelter, heat, - to individuals and families in crisis in the Phoenixville area?

Make plans now to attend the 3rd Annual Murder Mystery dinner show to benefit Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS), slated for Friday, March 26 at RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve, 100 Golf Club Drive, Phoenixville, PA. The “celebration” begins at 6:00 p.m. You will be treated to an enjoyable evening of food and entertainment, where you take part in solving the “crime.”

Ticket price is $75 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, sit down dinner with a choice of chicken, fish or vegetarian meals, non-alcoholic beverages and the show. A cash bar will be available.

PACS will also host a silent auction of exciting theme baskets. One basket includes a weekend getaway to the Poconos. Other popular baskets feature 6 tickets to a Penn State football game, or if you prefer baseball -6 tickets to the Reading Phillies. Whether you enjoy improving your golf score, dining out in Phoenixville, a little pampering or fun for the kids – you’ll find a basket to bid on that is perfect for you!

Proceeds benefit PACS’ charitable mission – connecting Phoenixville area residents with community resources and emergency assistance.

There are a limited number of tickets available. Don’t be left out…Buy your tickets today by calling PACS at 610-933-1105 or e-mailing development@pacsphx.org.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Reminder, Pre-Saint Patrick's Day Pub Crawl Tomorrow

From The Phoenix:
There will be nine participants in this year's Phoenixville Pub Crawl with will feature a meet the Brewer(sic). Each of the participants will have beers from different breweries as well as representatives to chat with some of the folks attending. The lineup is as follows:

Bistro On Bridge - Heavy Seas, Rogue, Brooklyn Brewery

The Pickering Creek Inn - Founders, Weyerbacher, Cigar City

Molly Maguire's - Victory, Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale

Epicurean - Ithaca, Lagunitas, Spring House

Iron Hill - Iron Hill Beer

Sly Fox - Sly Fox Beer

Baxter's 101 Bridge - Stoudts Brewery

PJ Ryans - Longtrail

Columbia Bar and Grill - TBA

The crawl is from 1-5pm. For those so inclined, a 'Pre-Pub Crawl 5k' has been organized beginning at 10:30 tomorrow morning.  The run starts at the clock in Reeves Park. Additional event information can be found here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

PABA Hosting Progressive Dinner on April 21st

The Phoenixville Area Business Association will host another great Progressive Dinner featuring four of our local businesses. Start your evening at The Fenix, Phoenixville's first Martini Bar, for an aperitif. Then stroll down to Baxter's @ 101 for the appetizer course. The entree will served at Bistro on Bridge, recently name the Best New Restaurant in Chester County by Clipper Magazine. Following the entree, relax with a cup of delicious coffee and dessert at Steel City Coffee House.

Tickets for this dinner are only $49 and includes all four courses. The entree will include a choice of white or red wine. Water, soda, coffee or tea are also available for the appetizer and dessert courses. Price does not include gratuity, please bring cash for tips. Price also does not include any alcoholic drinks except the aperitif and one glass of wine with dinner.

Tickets can be purchased online and at Steel City Coffee House (203 Bridge Street) or Fashionista's Salon (219 Bridge Street) in Phoenixville. For those purchasing tickets online, tickets will be mailed to the address given. A group discount of 5% is available to purchases of 6 tickets or more. (Discount cannot be done online, it has to be done in person, please contact Jane Tucker at the number below). Participants who purchase in person will pick their starting time at the time of purchase. Those purchasing tickets online will be contacted with a list of available starting times. Progressive Dinner starting times will start at 5:00 PM and a different group will start every 20 minutes. The last available start time will be 8:20 PM. A menu will be available shortly and will be linked to this website when available.

Kiwanis Aktion Club Bowling Party Being Held Sunday, March 14th

On Sunday, March 14th, the Kiwanis Aktion Club is hosting a fundraiser at Phoenix Lanes, 445 Schuylkill Road.

Bowling Party
Sunday, March 14th
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost $10.00
$10.00 Includes:
* 2 hours of bowling & shoe rental
** Bumper lanes available so bring the kids!!!
Call Pam Zahorchak @ 610-933-4569 or 610- 506-5578

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Summer Music Series Schedule Announced

The fifth annual Summer Music Series schedule has been announced.

The Main Street CDC has finalized plans for the Summer Street Music Series. This year all events will be held on Friday. The series is currently in it’s fifth year and offers a variety of entertainment on the street on Fridays from the first Friday in June to the first Friday in September.

The Street Music Series features local acts throughout the downtown starting at 6 PM. Many of the acts are local and from the surrounding community. In addition to the music acts there will be magic acts, balloon sculpture as well as hacky sack games.

The Main Stage acts start at 7:30 and go to approximately 9:30 PM.

View the full schedule here

Phoenixville Wayfinding Exhbition Being Held On Saturday, March 13

Drexel University's Graphic Design Program & the Phoenixville Cultural Alliance invite you to the opening of the Phoenixville Wayfinding Exhibition featuring branding & wayfinding signage concepts created by 10 Drexel students.

The event runs from 5-8pm and is being held at Artifaqt, 15 South Main Street. Parking is available at 153 Church St. next ot the Phoenixville Area Senior Center and at 177 Church Street, Phoenixville Fire Company.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Jaycees Hosting 3rd Annual Date Auction on April 10th

On Saturday, April 10th, the Phoenixville Jaycees will be hosting their 3rd Annual Date Auction.
The Phoenixville Jaycees presents…

3rd Annual Date Auction

Date to make a difference

Are you single? Then we're looking for YOU! Come join the Phoenixville Jaycees at our 3rd annual Date Auction! Let our hosts auction you off for a good cause, and hopefully a hot date.

Single, but not sure you have the balls to get up on stage? Come and place a bid on one of our auctionees.

Not single, but still ready to party? We'll have prizes and entertainment for everyone, and plenty of ways for you to make a donation to our cause, the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

You must be 21-40 years of age to apply. There is no cost to participate. Contact phoenixvillejaycees@gmail.com for more information and to request an application.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Phoenixville Relay for Life.

The auction will be held at Molly Maguire's and begins at 9pm.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Construction Of New Middle School To Begin On The Last Day Of School

From the Phoenix:

Construction of the new Phoenixville Area Middle School is scheduled to begin on the last day of the current school year.

During a recent school board meeting, Damion Spahr, regional vice president of Reynold Construction Management, gave the school board an update on the status of the $60 million middle school project.

Spahr said that his company will begin receiving bids to do the work on March 11, 2010.

"We've had a lot of contractors come by and pick up information to bid on the job," Spahr informed the board. "We would like to have a Notice To Proceed on or before May 3, 2010."

With construction scheduled to begin on the last day of the current school year, Spahr said that they anticipate having the new school completely constructed by the summer of 2012.

"We would like to have it done by then for fall 2012 occupancy," he said.

Read the full article here.

Upcoming Events at the Library

Below are some of the events coming up at the Phoenixville Public Library.

Weight Loss Talk - Monday, March 15 - 7pm
Dr. Jeff Snyder of Snyder Family Chiropractic, Oaks, will present a free weight loss talk at Phoenixville Public Library on Monday, March 15 at 7:00 PM. Dr. Snyder will outline effective strategies for losing significant weight through a safe and effective program tested at the John Hopkins Medical Center and backed by doctors across the country. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

"From Out the Fiery Furnace": A One-Woman Play - Thursday, March 18 - 7pm
The National Park Service and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site present “From Out the Fiery Furnace”, a play about how the Hopewell stove changed the life of one woman, on Thursday, March 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Phoenixville Public Library. Actress Barbara Hannevig stars in this one-act, one-woman play, written and directed by Christine Emmert, telling stories of 19th century life at Hopewell Village. Hopewell produced some of the pig iron that was processed by Phoenixville’s Phoenix Iron Works.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Co. Hosting Pancake Breakfast This Saturday, March 6th

On Saturday, March 6, the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a Pancake Breakfast:
Join us for a Pancake Breakfast, from 7am to 11am in our apparatus building on Valley Park Rd. Some great food will be prepared by the fire company Auxiliary including pancakes, eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, fried potatoes and more. This fund raising event is open to the public, bring your family and friends.

$7 Adults
$4 Children (ages 4-11)
Free for kids ages 3 and under

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area Opening a New Exhibit on First Friday, March 5th

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area is excited to announce the opening of our new exhibit which has its grand opening on Friday evening, March 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM at the Society's headquarters located at 204 Church Street in Phoenixville, PA. It coincides with other First Fruiday events occurring in Phoenixville.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. This exhibit has many photographs and memorabilia. The exhibit runs through May 30th, and is available during museum hours (Wed & Fri 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; First Sunday of the month 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM).

For more information, visit their website at phoenixvillehistoricalsociety.org.

Mason Porter Performing at Steel City On Friday, March 5th

On Friday, March 5 (First Friday), Mason Porter will be performing at Steel City. Mason Porter is a local favorite who performs regularly during the Summer Music Series and has played Steel City several times before. For more information, visit their site at masonporter.com.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Taste of Home Cooking School Coming to Franklin Commons on Thursday, March 11

On Thursday March 11th, the Taste of Home Cooking School will be doing a presentation at Franklin Commons from 7-9pm. The event, which is being sponsored by the Daily Local News, "will showcase 10 recipes, new food products, kitchen shortcuts and plating techniques. Sprinkled in between recipes will be opportunities for lucky winners to receive special door prizes."

Tickets are $12 each in person; add shipping and handling fee of $1.50 for mail-order tickets. Seating is limited. Click here to download the order form.

For more information, view the Daily Local News article about the event.