What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pepperoncini's Introduces Italian Wine Dinner Series

Beginning Tuesday, March 13th Pepperoncini Phoenixville (184 Bridge Street, Phoenixville; 484-924-8429) will host a series of Italian Wine dinners on the second Tuesday of each month. Each wine dinner will focus on a different region of Italy and will be hosted by David Greenstein from The Wine Merchant. Wines will be paired with Chef Paul DiBona's classic Italian 5-course menu. Tuesday, March 13th will feature Italy's Tuscan region with premium Brunello and Tuscan wines. The cost is $68 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 484-924-8429 for reservations. A limited number of seats are available for these private dinners.

Camphill Kimberton Presents Daria in Concert - A World Music Performance for the Special Needs Community

Daria, an internationally-known folksinger, will present a concert at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills on Saturday, March 10 at 4 p.m. Children and adults with special needs and their families are specially invited to be a part of this performance where Daria shares a wonderful mixture of favorite songs from American and world folk music traditions. She introduces unique authentic instruments and allows the audience to take part in the performance.

For the last two decades, internationally- known folksinger Daria has traveled the globe, learning, sharing and making music while building communities and encouraging a new view of hope and peace for all the world’s children. In the United States, she has won national awards for her children's CDs including a Parent’s Choice Award, a NAPPA (National Association For Parenting Publications) Award and a Children's Music Web Award.

Daria has spent several days this month working with Camphill Kimberton’s residents to create and learn to play their own instruments. The culmination of this workshop is the concert on March 10, where the Camphill Kimberton villagers will perform live with Daria.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

5th Annual PACS Murder Mystery Event to be held March 16th

On Friday, March 16th, Phoenixville Area Community Services will be hosting their 5th Annual Murder Mystery Event. This year's event will be held form 6-10pm at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve.

What could be more fun than kicking off your St. Patrick's Day weekend with an evening of laughter, drama and mystery? Sharpen your detective skills by investigating the murder - Irish style!

Actors from Phoenixville's own Forge Theatre will present "Murder Me . . . I'm Irish." As the plot unfolds, you will enjoy a delicious dinner and sift through clues with your table mates to review suspects and motives for committing the crime. The first to crack the case wins a prize!

Tickets are $75 per person and include h'ordeurves, choice of entree, dessert, coffee, hot and iced tea and lemonade. Cash bar will be available.

The beautiful setting at RiverCrest - and a silent auction with an impressive assortment of themed baskets - will complement this exciting evening of dinner theatre.

Don't miss a wonderful night out and the opportunity to help our neighbors in need! All proceeds benefit Phoenixville Area Community Services. For more information or tickets click on this link...http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gbmg69dab&oeidk=a07e5ig2ku56ac150e8&oseq=a01j2gf13dprk

Columbia Supper Club This Saturday

The Columbia Bar & Grille will be hosting a Supper Club event this Saturday, February 25th.

Join Us, Upstairs at the Columbia Supper Club. Saturday, 2/25 from 7pm to 11pm

Featuring the Rachel Heim Trio

Enjoy great music, fine food & our martini bar. Reservations suggested.

Friday, February 17, 2012

PAHS’s Operation FOCUS Receives Grant from PCEF

PCEF Board Member Kelly Connors presents a check sized for a superhero to Phoenixville Area High School’s Operation FOCUS’s Debbie McGinn.
Phoenixville Community Education Foundation (PCEF) Board Members Kelly Connors and Sharon Bauer stopped by a meeting at Phoenixville Area High School last night armed with a giant check.

On behalf of PCEF, they awarded a $3,000 grant to Operation FOCUS (For Our Children’s Uncompromised Safety) in support of the PAHS post-prom party being held for the 12th year.

The mission of Operation FOCUS is to provide a safe alternative to other parties where drugs and alcohol may be present, parties that may be unsupervised, or situations that can lead to destructive decisions.

New Red Sauce Sundays at Pepperoncini

Beginning Sunday, February 19th, Pepperoncini (184 Bridge Street, Phoenixville; 484-924-8429) and (72 Poplar Street, Conshohocken; 610-941-7783) will introduce a new Red Sauce Sundays Menu. Now you can choose from a selection of classic Italian entrees that will warm your soul and fill your belly. Includes entree, salad and dessert for $15 per person, plus tax and gratuity. House Chianti and Pinot Grigio are just $5 per glass! Available at both Phoenixville & Conshohocken locations. A la carte menu is also offered. Call to reserve your table now in Phoenixville 484-924-8429 or Conshohocken 610-941-7783.

Also beginning Sunday, February 19th at 6pm in Phoenixville, enjoy the soulful sounds of Lele Rose on piano. Lele plays a wide variety of music, from classical to hip hop!

Red Sauce Sundays Menu
Three courses for $15, plus tax and gratuity
Includes salad and dessert!

Choice of...

Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken with Mushroom Risotto

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Manicotti Florentine

Eggplant Parmigiana with Spaghetti

Braciole Over Linguini

Gnocchi and Italian Sausage Marinara

Penne alla Vodka

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo with Roasted Potatoes

Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Spinach

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills hosts Ursinus Faculty Exhibition

A gallery opening featuring art by Ursinus College faculty will be held Monday, February 20 from 6-8 p.m. in the Wellspring Gallery at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.

This group exhibition at the Wellspring gallery at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills consists of work by the Ursinus College Fine Arts faculty, including Robert Waddington, Sarah Kaufman, Roger Chavez, Jackie Brown, and Pedro Barbeito. The works on display represent the variety of media, approaches and conceptual frameworks that this exceptional faculty brings to the learning experience at Ursinus. The exhibition also attests to the College’s ongoing engagement and dialogue with the local community.

The exhibition will run from Februrary 20 until April 9, 2012.

For more information about the exhibited works please contact Mimi Coleman at mimi@camphillkimberton.org or 610-935-0300, ext. 17.

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is located at 1601 Pughtown Road, Kimberton, Pa. The Wellspring Gallery is located in the Kepler Building.

Renaissance Academy Hosting Magic Show On February 26th

On Saturday, February 26th, Renaissance Academy is hosting a magic show:

The Magic and illusions of Clive Allen & Tracy
2 PM Sunday February 26th
Phoenixville High School Auditorium

Ticket Prices $10 Adults, $5 Children (ages 3 – 12) , Children under 3 are free.

Tickets will be available for cash purchase only at the door.

For questions or additional information, please contact Debbie Rawson or the Renaissance Academy FSO@rak12.org

Sponsored by the Renaissance Academy Family School Organization

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fun in February at the Columbia Bar & Grille

The Columbia Bar & Grille has several events coming up over the next few weeks:

Friday, February 17th
Join us Friday the 17th for your choice of entertainment. From 6pm to 9pm enjoy a quiet dinner Upstairs at the Columbia with out resident pianist Dale McCauley. At 9pm to 12 midnight the fun continues in our Main Bar with Matt Chechetti

Saturday, February 18th
Kick up your heels and dance the night away at our Dance party on the 18th from 8pm to 12 midnight with DJ Charles

Sunday, February 19th
Quizzo at the Columbia, Sunday the 19th. Join Rachel and Lil Ed for a fun filled night of Quizzo in our main bar. Drink & Dinner specials, prizes galore! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Sunday, March 4th
Sunday, March 4th enjoy our Jazz Brunch with guest artist the Jason Newman Duo. Buffet Brunch $23.95, complementary Mimosa. 11 am to 3pm

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Valentines Weekend Romance and Fun at the Columbia Bar & Grille

Beginning this Friday, the Columbia Bar & Grille will be hosting a number of different events to give you a chance to spoil your loved ones.

The weekend starts off Friday the 10th with a live performance by singer-songwriter Charlene Grater performing Upstairs at the Columbia from 8pm to 11pm.

For a romantic dinner, join us with the cool sounds of Hidden Treasure on Saturday the 11th, performing from 8pm to 11pm.

The Romance continues on Sunday the 12th, with our Valentine Jazz Brunch from 11 am to 3pm with special guest artists the Jason Newman Duo. Buffet at $23.95 per person.

On the Day of Romance, the 14th, enjoy a quiet romantic dinner with us Upstairs at the Columbia with our resident pianist Dale McCauley performing from 6pm to 9pm.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Hedwig House “Flower Cottage” Brings Valentine's Day Flowers to Philadelphia Premium Outlets

Hedwig House, a non-profit psychiatric rehabilitation program, will be bringing their “Flower Cottage” to Philadelphia Premium Outlets on Monday and Tuesday February 13 and 14.

Members of the community are invited to visit the food court between 10am-6pm both days. Valentine’s Day flowers from the Flower Cottage work venture will be available to purchase in support of the Hedwig House program.

For further information or to place an order, please call our Flower Cottage at 610-326-9113.

Reading Phillies Fundraiser for Friends of the Phoenixville Public Library

The Friends of the Phoenixville Library are selling Reading Phillies ticket books as a fundraiser for the Library. The ticket books cost $27 (valued at $48) for six general admission tickets good for any home game in the 2012 season. Sign up at the Circulation Desks in the Adult or Children's Library. Ticket sales will run through the month of February. Call the Library for further information: 610-933-3013 x21.