What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valor Hosting Pre-Valentine's Day Party

Valor Men's Grooming Lounge is hosting a Pre-Valentine's Day Party where guys (and gals) can come out and do some shopping for their loved ones.
Come out to relax, have a beer, smoke a cigar, and get something nice for your Valentine!

Valor is having a party before Valentine's Day with different local vendors selling fabulous gift ideas for your sweetie. One stop shopping plus beer, cigars, and sports on TV!

Does your girl like bling?
Stella & Dot Jewelry will be there offering the New Spring Collection! Stella & Dot is beautiful, trendy, and high-end costume jewelry spotted on celebrities everywhere! To browse before the event or have your Valentine make a "wish-list" visit: www.stelladot.com/kristacowan

Does your sweetie have a sweet tooth?
Sweet Talk Cakes will be there with their gorgeous baked goods and treats. You can purchase something that day or place orders that night for some of their amazing cupcakes or other products that are both pleasing to the eyes AND taste fabulous. Check them out beforehand at: www.sweettalkcakes.com

Is your Valentine a beauty queen?
Salon fiber will be there selling gift certificates for all of our beauty services! Pick up one for your Valentine so she can treat herself to some highlights just in time for spring or a fresh new haircut! Or maybe a conditioning treatment to battle some of that winter dryness. For a list of services visit: www.salon-fiber.com

WOMEN WELCOME TOO!
Come hang out and shop for yourself or pick up a gift certificate for the man in your life to Valor Men's Grooming Lounge!

For more information call 610-933-1511.

Look forward to seeing you there! Valor is located on Main St. in downtown Phoenixville across from Salon fiber and half a block North of Wells Fargo Bank.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PAHS Model United Nations Seeking Donations

For the first time ever, Phoenixville Area High School is sending a group of 20 students to Washington D.C. to participate in the Model United Nations. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts in the district, they are forced to fund the trip themselves. This is where you come in. Through the Phoenixville Community Education Foundation, they are hoping to raise $10,000 by the end of February.

At Phoenixville Area High School, the 20 members of the Model United Nations have formed a dream together. Through rigorous study and prodigious preparation, we have prepared ourselves to attend the annual Model United Nations Conference at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

We are a group of devoted and passionate high school students that unite through our love of politics and international affairs but, despite our dedication, we have hit an obstacle. A lack of funding stands in our way. The conference costs are substantial and, due to recent budget cuts, our school is unable to fund our trip. We are seeking monetary donations. Our fundraising goal is to raise $10,000 by February 29, 2011 in order to meet the national registration deadline.

PAHS Branch Model United Nations has become a sponsored club of the Phoenixville Community Education Foundation (PCEF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations will be accepted by PCEF on our behalf, allowing your contribution to be tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by the law. Checks should be written to PCEF/Model United Nations, and mailed to 1200 Gay Street Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Phoenixville YMCA's 3rd Annual Comedy Night to be held March 31st

On Saturday, March 31st, the Phoenixville YMCA will be hosting its 3rd Annual Comedy Night.

Don't miss the Phoenixville YMCAs 3rd Annual Comedy Night!

Join us on Saturday, March 31, 2012 for a charitable evening of outrageous fun featuring NY comedians Buddy Fitzpatrick and Joe DeVito.

Event held at Franklin Commons - 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville
  • Doors open at 6:00pm
  • Dinner at 7:15pm (includes food, beer & wine)
  • Comedians at 8:00pm & 8:45pm
  • Silent & Live Auctions & Raffles

Tickets:$30/in advance or $35/at the door. Purchase tickets at the Phoenixville YMCA or call 610.933.5861 or email pbradish@fvymca.org.

FREE BABYSITTING!
For ages 6 weeks to 11 years at the Phoenixville YMCA from 5:45pm to 10:30pm for those attending Comedy Night. Space is limited. Registration is required by March 26.

All proceeds benefit the Phoenixville Branch Y Cares Campaign to provide financial assistance to those in need. For more information about the Y Cares Campaign or to make a donation on-line click here!

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Forge Theatre presents On Golden Pond to benefit Phoenixville Area Time Bank

The Forge Theatre, at 241 First Avenue, Phoenixville, presents a special benefit performance of On Golden Pond for the Phoenixville Area Time Bank in partnership with The Christian Community of Devon on Sunday, March 4th, at 2 pm.

The $15 admission fee provides an opportunity to share the fun of live local theater while supporting two area organizations. Phoenixville Area Time Bank is a local non-profit organization that is helping to grow community through the exchange of services between members. The Christian Community is a movement for religious renewal that strives to cultivate an environment of free inquiry in harmony with deep devotion.

During intermission the audience will be able to enjoy homemade snacks and desserts. Tickets for this performance can be purchased online. For more information, call 610-608-9281, or e-mail timedollar@verizon.net.

Kimberton Hills Thrift Shop Grand Opening on February 11

On Saturday, February 11 at noon, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills will celebrate the grand opening of the Kimberton Hills Thrift Shop. The shop will be selling good-quality natural fiber clothing, books and toys, kitchen and household items, and more.

Following the official Grand Opening, the Kimberton Hills Thrift Shop, located in the space adjacent to the Camphill Café, will be open Wednesdays-Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Camphill Café, which is also open for lunch during Thrift Shop hours, serves locally-grown, organic food, including soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

Donations for the thrift shop are welcomed, and may be delivered to the side door of the Kepler Building at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills. Please bring donated items – natural fiber clothing, books, toys and household goods -- during business hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from both the Kimberton Hills Thrift Shop and the Camphill Café help support Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, a non-profit community that lives and works with adults with developmental disabilities.

Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction to be held February 4th

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Kimberton Fire Company. The event is being held by the Kiwanis Club in partnership with the Firebird Children’s Theater which provides theater opportunities to children of the area. A spaghetti dinner, provided by Franco’s Italian Restorante, will be served from 5:30 to 7 PM with the auction beginning at 7 PM. Hundreds of items will be up for bid in the silent auction with several special items offered in a live auction.

Over the years, the Kiwanis Club has partnered with various community groups to support their programs. This year’s dinner/auction will aid the Firebird Children’s Theater in extending the theater experience to more children in our community and will also support Kiwanis Club projects to benefit children. Past dinner/auctions have raised almost $90,000 and have helped furnish a children’s medical examination room at The Clinic, helped fund the summer reading program of the Phoenixville Library and build a new playground for Barkley Elementary School. Recent dinner/auctions have provided scholarships to the summer camp program of the Community That Cares organization and helped build playgrounds at Franklin Commons for Stepping Stones and Phoenixville Children’s Learning Center.

Tickets to the dinner/auction are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. It is strongly recommended that tickets be purchased in advance as total ticket sales are limited to 400 persons. Tickets may be purchased through the Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville (610-933-9575) or the Firebird Children’s Theater (610-324-8425) or from members of both organizations.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills hosts Fiber Arts Workshops

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills announces several fiber arts workshops to be held in the winter and early spring of 2012.

Nuno Felting, learn to use silk and wool to create unique handmade scarves.

Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. to noon
$50 in advance – strongly recommended as workshop space is limited
$60 day of, no guarantee if workshop is full
Materials included.

"How to Start and Operate a Small Business" at Phoenixville Public Library

Thinking of starting your own business? Phoenixville Public Library will present a seminar, “How to Start and Operate a Small Business”, on Thursday, January 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Library’s Community Education Room. Frank Farmer, Executive Director of the Small Business Assistance Center at Kutztown University, will be the speaker.

The seminar is designed to familiarize entrepreneurs with the concepts and terminology needed for the start-up and daily operation of a small business. Topics will include: selecting a business structure, fictitious name registration, the use of a business plan, liability insurance, how to obtain financing, accounting systems, tax liability, and IRS rules and penalties.

Cost of the seminar is $5.00, payable at the door. A networking event with light refreshments will be held prior to the seminar from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

This event is sponsored by the Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce and Chester County SCORE, and is open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-933-3070 or register online at www.phoenixvillechamber.org.

Chesco Pops Concert to Support Phoenixville Public Library

The Chesco Pops will perform at Phoenixville Area High School on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.

Titled From Basin Street to Broadway: A Tribute to America’s Musical Roots, the program features Sousa’s Semper Fidelis March, medleys from Ragtime, Chicago, 42nd Street and Louis Armstrong hits, circus music, blues, spirituals, Latin favorites and jazz selections performed by the Chesco Pops Dixieland Band.

The Pops is under the direction of WCU Professor Emeritus, Jacques Voois. The 65-piece orchestra comprises many of Chester County’s finest instrumental players. Since its founding in 2005, the Pops has presented 40 concerts in more than a dozen county venues.

For the Winter 2012 Series, the Pops is partnering with local community nonprofits. Concertgoers will enjoy the show and also support the ongoing activities of Phoenixville Public Library. A percentage of ticket revenues will be donated to the Library.

Tickets will be available at the door. They are reasonably priced at $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $5 for students and free to children 12 and under.
For more information, including locations and driving directions, please visit the orchestra’s website, chescopops.org, or call 610-701-5701

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Occupy Phoenixville Hosting Documentary at Schuylkill Friends Meetinghouse

Occupy Phoenixville/Films For Action Screens “The Corporation” at the Schuylkill Friends Meetinghouse on January 21, 2012.

Occupy Phoenixville/Films For Action will kick off its documentary film series on January 21, 2012 by showing “The Corporation” at 6pm at the Schuylkill Friends Meetinghouse located at 37 North Whitehorse Road, Phoenixville, PA. A $5 donation per person is encouraged which will go toward the expenses of offering the film to the public.

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, The CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation has transformed audiences and dazzled critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?”

The CORPORATION trailer can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MMx53V8M8s.

Participants are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic beverages, snacks or desserts to share during the discussion period. Parking is available at Schuylkill Friends Meetinghouse and along North Whitehorse Road during the film screening.

Disco Night Returns to Upstairs at the Columbia

On Saturday, January 14th, come out to the Columbia Bar & Grille for Disco Night. From 8pm to midnight, dance to DJ Alex and enjoy food and drink specials. There is no cover and reservations are strongly suggested, call 610-983-0300 for more details.

Friday, January 06, 2012

January through March at the Colonial

Plenty to see and do at The Colonial Theatre this winter!

CONCERTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS


POINT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS ERIC JOHNSON WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANDY MCKEE
$19.50 - $36.50.
Sat, Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm

Known as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music, Eric Johnson's list of awards and accolades are impressive. A Grammy award winner and a five time Grammy nominee, he was named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century by Musician Magazine, and is enshrined in Guitar Player's Gallery of Greats. He has a platinum selling album while his Top 10 hit "Cliffs Of Dover," is featured in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and boasts both a signature model Fender Stratocaster electric and Martin MC-40 acoustic guitar. Praised by his peers and critics alike, we're excited to welcome Eric back to the Colonial along with Andy McKee! Ticket prices do not include the $2 per ticket Restoration Fee or the $1.50 per ticket Service Fee. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Box Office, or online.

5TH ANNUAL ROBERT BURNS MEMORIAL WHISKY TASTING
$100
Fri, Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm

Riannon Walsh, a world-renowned single malt whisky expert, returns to bring us exceptional single malts from around the world that shewill speak about in terms of their qualities, taste and cultural influences. Paired with wonderful cheeses and outrageous chocolates, this great experience will open your eyes and your palates! Please consider supporting this event, which in turn supports the Classic Film Series at the Colonial. Providing auction items allows your generosity to go further - and adds even more excitement to the night! If you have items of interest or wish to be a sponsor, please email Mary Foote for more information.

Sponsorship Levels
  • Master Distiller: $1,000 (includes 4 tickets)
  • Head Stillman: $500 (includes 2 tickets)
  • Bottle Supporter: $125 (includes 1 ticket)
This event can also be a great holiday gift for family, friends or business associates. Each attendee will receive the hand blown whisky glass they use in the evening's tasting as a keepsake. These glasses were designed by Riannon to accentuate the subtle nuances of fine spirits.

Phoenixville Weight Loss Challenge Begins Next Week


The next session of the Phoenixville Weight Loss Challenge is set to begin next week. There will be two options available this time around, the first will be held on Mondays from 7-8pm and the second on Tuesdays from 9:15-10:15am.

For more information and to register, please visit smallersize.com.

PMYC Lacrosse Registration Opens This Weekend

From the PMYC Lacrosse website:

Registration for the 2012 Boys & Girls lacrosse season is scheduled for the following dates:
  • Saturday, January 7th - 9AM to noon
  • Sunday, January 8th - noon to 2PM
  • Wednesday, January 11th - 6PM to 8PM
  • Saturday, January 14th - 9AM to noon
  • Sunday, January 15th - noon to 2PM

Registration will be held at the PMYC Clubhouse (Directions here).

PMYC prides itself on providing free equipment and a free lacrosse program to our area youth. To continue to do so, we depend on donations and our annual fundraiser to raise money to support the program. *** We ask that all parents/guardians please bring an $80 donation (cash or check) to registration which will cover the cost of two tickets to our annual fundraiser. ***

We fully understand that in these challenging economic times, this may be difficult for some of our players and their families. Please feel free to discuss this with your team's coach if it would place an undue hardship on you and we will be glad to find other ways that you can contribute to the growth and success of the program.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

10th Annual 'Taste of Phoenixville' Being Held January 19th

The 10th Annual 'Taste of Phoenixville' will be held on Thursday, January 19th. This year's event will be held at Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Blvd., from 6-10pm and once again features the best of Phoenixville's restaurants and food vendors. For more information and to sign up, visit the Phoenixville Dish website.

Yoga Teacher Training Open House Being Held January 22nd

On Sunday, January 22nd, the Living Mandala School of Yoga will be holding an open house from 12:30-1:30pm for those interested in becoming Yoga teachers:

Beginning in February of 2012, Ocean, Earth, Wind, and Fire will be hosting a 200-Hour yoga teacher training. If you have ever thought of becoming a yoga teacher or want to deepen your practice, the FREE Open House will cover:
  • The unique program philosophy and curriculum overview
  • Program dates and make-up options
  • Required readings and book list
  • Tuition costs and options
  • Program outcomes (registration with Yoga Alliance, teaching options, etc.)
For more info

The open house is free and open to the public and will be held at Ocean, Earth, Wind, and Fire, 122 Bridge Street.