What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Part 2 at the Columbia Bar & Grille Tonight

Due to the snow on Saturday, the Columbia Bar & Grille has decided to host a second Costume Party tonight from 7-11pm.

Join us for a spooky good time Upstairs at the Columbia.

Our DJ will be spinning your favorite tunes, drink and food specials all night long.

Prizes Galore! Spooktacular time for all!

No Cover and No Minimum.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Frank's Sports Bar and Grill Hosting Concert/Costume Party this Saturday

Frank's Sports Bar and Grill, 1193 Valley Forge Rd, is hosting local bands A life in Reverse, Naked Sun and Shot into the Sun this Saturday beginning at 9pm as a part of their Halloween Costume Contest Spectacular.

Halloween Disco Party Upstairs at the Columbia This Satuday

Come out to the Columbia Bar & Grille on Saturday Night for their Halloween Disco Party. Things get started at 8pm and will feature a costume contest, a DJ taking your requests along with drink and small plate specials all night long. No Cover or Minimum.

Pumpkin Fest Moved to Sunday

Due to tomorrow's weather forecast, the Phoenixville Pumpkin Fest has been moved to Sunday. It will still be held from 2-7pm.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Last weekend of Phoenixville Ghost Tours

Downtown Phoenixville offers one last chance to get ghostly this season!

This Friday and Saturday nights are the last two outings for Ghost Tours of Phoenixville. Reservations can be made at (215) 237-1166.

Great for a girls’ night fright, a different kind of date, or a family outing, the 90-minute walking tour covers the most haunted borough in Pennsylvania. You’ll experience the history – and mystery – of Phoenixville’s local ghosts.

Meet-up is at the Pickering Creek Inn, 37 Bridge Street. Tours leave at 8pm. Adults are $11; children $7. Website is ghosttoursofphoenixville.com.

Your local ghosts and spirits can’t wait to see you! Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation Receives IMPACT Award

PHILADELPHIA (October 2011) – GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has announced that the Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation is one of its GlaxoSmithKline 15th Annual IMPACT Award recipients in the Philadelphia area. The Chester County nonprofit will receive $40,000 for having a significant impact on its community by providing access to proactive and effective healthcare services. A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia to honor the organization.

“The recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award inspire us to keep dedicating ourselves to making the world a better place, especially in these challenging times,” said Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline Director of Community Partnerships. “The individuals behind these organizations are healthcare advocates, change agents and passionate community supporters working to build stronger and healthier and communities.”

Founded in 2005, the Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation (PHCAF). Specifically, PHCAF assists uninsured and under-insured, lower-income residents of the community with obtaining dental, vision and prescription services.

PHCAF follows a community provider network model, partnering with a network of local physicians to provide care in their offices to Phoenixville-area residents at a discounted fee. These providers are committed to giving back to their communities and offering residents a place to turn for key aspects of their healthcare. PHCAF currently works with these providers to offer dental, vision, prescription, emergency orthopedic and mammogram programs.

PHCAF also collaborates with other local community organizations and has become a trusted resource in helping to meet the health needs of community residents. It serves as a safety net and fills the gaps of other insurance benefit programs, allowing participants to focus on all aspects related to their health. PHCAF and its program offerings are truly a part of a community effort and without the participation of the local community providers, physicians and pharmacies, these programs would not exist. To learn more about the organization, go to www.phcafoundation.org.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Taste - Phoenixville Having Grand Opening Celebration This Friday and Saturday

TASTE - Sand Castle Winery's Gourmet Experience in Phoenixville is having its Grand Opening. Come out on Friday, October 28th from 5-9pm or Saturday, October 29th from 12-7pm and experience Taste's wine, food, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. While there, listen to live music and celebrate the opening of this unique store.

About Taste::
Taste is a unique concept for Pennsylvania’s Wine Stores. We offer our clients distinctive wines from Sand Castle Winery and the freshest selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the United States. With currently over thirty fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars for tasting, we offer you the best Oils from artisans and small batch producers worldwide, including oils that have taken Silver, Gold and Best of Show medals. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars make excellent gifts for food-lovers and health-conscious friends and family members.

Taste is located at 236 Bridge Street. For more information, give them a call at 484-924-9530 or visit them online at sandcastlewinery.com.

Monday, October 24, 2011

VFCC's Curtain Call Presents If the Apron Fits

Valley Forge Christian College's Curtain Call drama club will be presenting If The Apron Fits at 7pm on November 4th, 5th and 6th. The production, which will be held at VFCC's Krempels Theater, 1401 Charlestown Road, is described as:

Hilarity ensues when one particular father, husband and head of house, decides to take on the role of house wife while his wife is away. What could possibly be simpler, right? Unfortunately for this father, everything that could go wrong, does go wrong!!!

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students, seniors and children.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Village of Eland Hosting Annual Fall Festival on October 22

This Saturday, October 22nd, The Shoppes at the Village of Eland will be hosting their annual Fall Festival.

Come join us for Food and Fun for the Whole Family!

The Shoppes at The Village of Eland on Route 113 in Phoenixville will be hosting their Annual Fall Festival on October 22, 2011 from 12 noon to 5 pm.

The festival will feature:
  • Live Music by the Falco Jazz Quartet with Special Guests and the Ken Battista Band
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Wagon Rides
  • Bake Sale
  • Sidewalk Sale
  • Juggler
  • Balloon Artist
  • Stilt Walker
  • Barbeque and other food provided by our Shoppe Owners

For more information, please call 610-935-0906.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Phoenixville Pumpkin Fest To Be Held October 29th


UPDATE: The Pumpkin Fest has been moved to Sunday, October 30th.

The first ever Phoenixville Pumpkin Fest will be coming to Reeves Park on Saturday, October 29th Sunday, October 30th. The event, which will be from 2-7pm, is being hosted by Iron Works Church and promises fun for the whole family. The festival will feature:
  • Pumpkin Painting (great for children!)
  • A LARGE Pumpkin Moon Bounce
  • A Pumpkin Carving Demonstration Table
  • Free pumpkin carving kits (while supplies last)
  • Face painting
  • Games, prizes, and a free raffle

The highlights of the event will be a timed Pumpkin Carving Contest and the Pumpkin Derby. Prizes will be awarded for both contests, all of which have been supplied by local businesses who will also be doing the judging for the pumpkin carving contest.

For more information, including contest rules and a list of sponsors and prizes, please visit phoenixvillepumpkinfest.com or click on the image of the flyer on the right.

Kiwanis Club Halloween Party To Be Held October 29th

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville will hold their annual Halloween Party at the Colonial Theater on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 1 PM. The free event is for the children of Phoenixville. Children are asked to come dressing in their Halloween costumes.

The event will feature a Halloween Parade of costumes across the stage, special guests, and a showing of the children’s film “Fraggle Rock.” Children attending will receive a bag of Halloween Treats at the end of the party. The event will run from 1 to 3 PM. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult.

Raven Hill Playing Chaplin's On October 28th

Local bluegrass band Raven Hill is playing at Chaplin's Music Cafe, 66 N. Main St. in Spring City on Friday Oct. 28th at 8pm. From the Raven Hill website:

Raven Hill is a traditional bluegrass band with roots in the rolling hills of southeastern Pennsylvania. Named after a place in Charlestown Twp. where a local jam brought several pickers together, the group eventually moved down the township line to the French Creek area of Pikeland. The band began playing out in early 2001 at regional public events with a simple goal - - to have fun playing the family-friendly bluegrass country music we enjoy so much

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and can be bought now at chaplinsmusiccafe.com.

St Michael's Fall Festival This Sunday

This Sunday, October 16th, St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church in Mont Clare is hosting their first Fall Festival. The event, which will be held at St. Michael's Grove on Jacobs Street from 1-7pm, will feature live music by the band Zoot Suit, polka dancing, pumpkin decorating and crafts for kids, raffles, vendors, authentic Slavic food and much more. Parking on site is free.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Party in Pink Zumbathon

Kimberly Haslip, who runs Zumba Classes with Kim, will be hosting a 'Party in Pink Zumbathon' to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event will be held from 10am-12pm on Saturday, October 29th at the Phoenixville Civic Center, 123 Main Street. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and 75% of all proceeds will go the Susan G. Komen foundation.

For more information, visit Zumba Classes with Kim on facebook or email Kimberly at kihaslip@gmail.com.

"Countdown to Christmas" Craft Class at Phoenixville Public Library

Join craft instructor Linda SantaMaria on Tuesday, October 18 from 7:00 to 8:45 PM at Phoenixville Public Library for the next “Countdown to Christmas” craft class for adults and get a jump start on your Christmas gift-giving. Attendees will make a Christmas booklet-journal with four greeting cards inside. Non-Christmas journal kits will be available, too. Cost is $15.00 per person, payable in cash at the door. Photos of the projects are attached to this e-mail. Reservations required; cancellations appreciated.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-933-3013 x32 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.

Upcoming Events at Philadelphia Premium Outlets

During the month of October, the Philadelphia Premium Outlets will be hosting their Pink Event.

Philadelphia Premium Outlets® and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® are teaming up to support breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs in our community. During the month of October, visit the on-site Information Center to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select stores including Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Joe’s Jeans, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and more. Donations will be accepted on-site only via cash or credit, with all proceeds benefitting Komen Philadelphia.
Visit our Sales & Events page for details.

During the month of October 2011, shoppers can visit participating Premium Outlet Centers® to make $10 donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and receive a discount card, while supplies last. Donations will be accepted via cash or credit at on-site Information Centers. In connection with this national fundraising initiative benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Premium Outlets is proud to support Komen, and with the help of generous customers, will guarantee a contribution of at least $100,000.

Also in October, the Outlets will be hosting a Halloween Spooktacular & Costume Contest:
Halloween Spooktacular featuring Trick-or-Treating & Costume Contest
Fri, Oct 28 from 5pm-7pm
Children of all ages are invited to Trick-or-Treat at participating stores, and don't forget to enter our Costume Contest for great prizes. Registration will be held near the Food Court from 5pm-6:30pm with winners announced at 7pm.

Friday, October 07, 2011

LuLu Boutique Raising Money for Trey Love Tonight

This Friday is First Friday in Phoenixville and LuLu will be having some extra special events going on! Starting at 5:30pm, LuLu will be having a pumpkin & face painting extravaganza to benefit Phoenixville's very own Trey Love. For five bucks your little one (or yourself!) will get their very own pumpkin to paint with as many colors as they wish, OR, a full face painting by LuLu's exclusive face painter Joan! Pick one, pick both, either way it helps out a great cause!

LuLu is located at 10 S. Main Street. Visit them on facebook at www.facebook.com/luluboutiqueandgifterie.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Historic Yellow Springs Hosting Art Event Beginning October 14th

Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA is pleased to announce Reaching 2350°: a kiln load of pots, a group exhibition featuring Vitra 5. This unique ceramic exhibit runs from October 14th-November 5th, 2011 with an opening reception on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 7 to 10 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend in the Second Floor Galleries of the Lincoln Building, 1685 Art School Rd. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday noon-4pm.

Reaching 2350°: a kiln load of pots is an inaugural show for the group Vitra 5 which includes Heidi Brett, Karen Ewerth, Jessica Greet, Jackie Henisee and Wendy Vedder. A collective fascination with wood firing has been their focus over the last eighteen months. The mysterious atmosphere, combined with the risk of the process, and the pursuit of distinct work that would best fire in a wood kiln, led to the concept of exhibiting every piece from one kiln load. This exhibit expresses the totality of the unique cups, bowls, jars, vessels, mugs, plates, and pears marked by the flames and ash as the glazes melt, reaching the temperature of 2350°. This rugged process, unique to wood firing, is captured in a time lapse video presentation.

The wood kiln at Historic Yellow Springs has fired the art of many ceramists over 23 years. Gallery space is devoted to the pottery of other skilled craftsmen, who will be joining Vitra 5 in displaying the distinctive voice of the wood fired work. It is the vision of Historic Yellow Springs to rebuild the wood kiln and the proceeds from these generously donated pots will support the fundraising efforts.

For more information, visit yellowsprings.org.

October Movie Night at Phoenixville Public Library

Seen any good movies lately? You will at the next Movie Night at Phoenixville Public Library. On Thursday, October 13 at 6:45 PM, we will show “Platoon” (1986, rated R, running time 120 min.) on the big screen in the Community Education Room. The film is next in our countdown of the American Film Institute’s “100 Greatest Movies”. Considered by many to by the most realistic portrayal of the Vietnam War on film, the movie is based on director Oliver Stone’s own GI experiences in the war. Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, and Forest Whitaker star. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 610-933-3013, Ext. 32 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue in Phoenixville, PA.

Free Employment Workshop Scheduled for Phoenixville Public Library

A free 12 Steps Toward EmploymentTM workshop to aid Chester County’s unemployed and underemployed, including recent college students, in seeking, obtaining and retaining suitable employment will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 6, at the Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.

The session is one of an ongoing series of workshops that are part of the Road to Employment initiative established by the Chester County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to focus on many often-missed steps in undertaking a successful job search, from the time one learns or decides he or she will be seeking employment through the first few months of a new job, a time when persons often become unemployed again for a variety of reasons.

Required registration information for limited available seats at individual workshops, additional job-seeking tools, additional workshops as they are scheduled, and downloadable fliers that can be posted or forwarded to individuals in need, may be obtained at www.chesco.org/JobSeekerToolkit.

Additional information on this initiative is available from Casey Jones, workshop presenter, at bps461@msn.com or (610) 707-1494.