What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trick or Treating to be held as scheduled tomorrow night

Earlier today, Mayor Scoda announced that trick or treating would be held as scheduled tomorrow night from 6-8pm.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pints and Pearls for the Cure

This Thursday night from 7-9pm, join several local businesses at PJ Ryan's for 'Pints and Pearls for the Cure'. The event is being hosted by Premier Designs, Pampered Chef Rodan & Fields, Little House Candles, 31 Gifts and more and features free appetizers and $4 wine and cocktails. Proceeds will go to the Susan G Komen Foundation.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Introducing 'Authentic Improv'

Do you enjoy expressing yourself and creating in the moment? Experience Authentic Improv for self-empowerment and personal transformation. Authentic Improv uses personal stories and vivid imaginations to serve as a basis for drama and creativity. Improvisation helps you to learn to think on your feet and release inhibitions. The group meets on Monday evenings from 7:30-9pm. Come and join them for fun and self-discovery!

Call (910) 232-5019 or (610) 917-8751 or visit www.meetup.com/Authentic-Improv/ for more information.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Local Business Spotlight: Skylight Coworking

Skylight Coworking is a collaborative office environment offering low cost, shared desk and office space to members and drop ins. Rates start at just $25 for the occasional drop in coworker, with a mid-price point of $175 per month for part time members and $275 per month for full time members, and a premier price point of $325 per month for 24/7 key holders.

Skylight Coworking provides comfortable shared desk space, Wi-Fi Internet access, an open office environment, a semi-private conference room, kitchenette, rest room facilities, and above all else a friendly, collaborative, professional atmosphere amongst members. It is also available for events, jellies, and meet-ups.

The term “Coworking” was first coined in the United States 7 years ago and has become increasingly popular in both the U.S. and abroad. Coworking provides the opportunity for freelancers, virtual employees, small business owners, and other work-from-home types to build a collaborative community of professionals and a comfortable work space away from the traditional home office. Coworking attracts web developers, programmers, graphic designers, writers and editors, technology professionals, artists, Internet marketers, and other such creative professionals and freelancers who often find themselves in coffee shops or libraries in an effort to increase their productivity and stimulate social interaction.

Skylight Coworking chose Phoenixville as its headquarters location because of the bustling revitalization of the borough’s downtown district, as well as its proximity to Philadelphia and the Western Suburbs. Bridge Street and Main Street in Phoenixville are both lined with many new, up-and-coming businesses, including restaurants, shops, galleries, artist studios, cafes, pubs, and salons. The area will provide a cool and contemporary backdrop for professionals who choose to spend time working and interacting at Skylight Coworking.

Skylight Coworking opened at 214 Bridge Street in Phoenixville, PA with a soft launch on October 15 and is holding their Grand Opening Event on November 2.

To learn more about Skylight Coworking, please call them at 484-802-2638 or visit them online at www.skylightcoworking.com.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New River of Revolutions Interpretive Center to Celebrate Grand Opening

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area will celebrate the grand opening of the brand new River of Revolutions Interpretive Center, which tells the history of the Schuylkill River region through the American, Industrial and Environmental Revolutions.

WHEN: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2012

WHERE: Schuylkill River Heritage Area offices, 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Congressman Jim Gerlach, U.S. House of Representatives, PA-6th District
  • John Giordano, Deputy Secretary , PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Karen Stout, President, Montgomery County Community College
  • Kurt Zwikl , Executive Director, Schuylkill River Heritage Area

WHAT: The River of Revolutions Interpretive Center is a new visitor center for the Schuylkill River Region, located in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area headquarters. It features interactive exhibits, family friendly displays and educational videos that highlight the region’s significant heritage. Maps and brochures connect visitors to recreational and tourist opportunities throughout the five-county (Schuylkill, Berks, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia ) Heritage Area.

The new interpretive center will one day be part of the planned Schuylkill River Academic and Heritage Center , which is being developed through a unique partnership between Montgomery County Community College and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. That project involves renovating a currently unused portion of the MCCC-owned 140 College Drive building, where the Heritage Area offices are housed. When finished, the building will contain classrooms and a state-of-the-art laboratory that will support the College’s Environmental Science degree program and allow for joint programming between the Heritage Area focusing on recreation and river education. The River of Revolutions Interpretive Center is the latest addition to the Academic and Heritage Center . Over the past several years the college has renovated a parking lot that will serve the center and completed infrastructure improvements to the building.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Renaissance Academy Haunted House 2012

Over the next two weekends, the Renaissance Academy will be hosting their annual haunted house. This year's Industrial Accident Dead Zone 2012 will be held at Franklin Commons this Friday and Saturday (the 19th and 20th) and again next Friday and Saturday (the 26th and 27th).

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This chilling event, which has been an area favorite since 2006, includes trained live actors, special effects, and well designed sets. There will be a variety of food and beverages available for purchase, as well as glow sticks and temporary tattoos. *Sorry no chicken refunds … So be prepared for a screaming good time!'

FREE Crafts & Activities for the Little Ghosts and Ghouls
Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, October 27th at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This area is all treats (and no tricks) including a Halloween-themed children's movie, face-painting, crafts, games, and more.
(Small Donations Appreciated)

Flash Mob Performance of “Thriller” prior to the event start time!
Interested in dancing in the flash mob? Please Contact Haunt@rak12.org.

Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 if bought in advance. For more information or to buy tickets, visit their Haunted House website.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Parade this Tuesday

The Borough's annual Halloween Parade will be held this Tuesday beginning at 7pm. The parade will start on the 300 block of Bridge Street and make its way east, finishing in front of Iron Hill. Click here for the route map.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Manifest Your Destiny Expo to be held this Weekend

How do you live? How do you take care of your body? Do you love to explore different ideas and cultures? How exciting is your spiritual life? Your practice? Do you dance and love music? Do you love healthy, yummy food?

There is an empowering event coming to Kimberton , Pennsylvania that will open the doors to love, light, and exploration. With live music, healers, amazing food vendors and ongoing opportunities to participate in experiential workshops and hear some of the areas most interesting and forward thinking leaders talk about what’s going on in the worlds of energy, health, spirituality, and even the paranormal.

Throughout the two days, there will be over 50 vendors and artisans including jewelry, hooping Yoga, drumming, services, gems and other products to enrich your journey. See: Eagle Skyfire, Crystal Forests, Healing Your Way, Lisa Montgomery, Kimberly Uhl, Barbara Richter, Debbie Quinn, Anna Swora Astrology, Dr. John Amoroso, H.Antoinette Janiec - ShesMyChiropractor.com, Cherie Lyons - Akashick Records, Isabelle Moll Metaphysical, Universal Ministries, Jean Animal Communicator, Britgit Leuders Iridology , Gerrie Chakramama Energy Work and Fare Trade Jewelry, Vishala Holistic Healing Spa ,A light Touch and more.

Come on out to the Kimberton Fire Hall and take a deeper look into your life, come together with people of different beliefs, and share in the experience of honoring all our neighbors and how each one pulls in Spirit. Meet like-hearted souls from all walks of life.

Free Tax Prep Seminar to be held next Thursday

Are you a small business or individual who needs help with year-end tax preparations? Well, you are in luck. On Thursday, October 18th, Royal Bank America and Wealthmark Financial Services are hosting a free Tax Prep Seminar from 12-1:15pm as part of their Lunch and Learn series. This will be an interactive event led by local Certified Public Accountant Christi Bender. Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

The seminar will be held at the Royal Bank America office at 808 Valley Forge Road in Phoenixville. Please call 610-933-1995 for more information or click here to register.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jaycees Present Movie in the Park this Friday night

This Friday, October 12th, the Phoenixville Jaycees will be hosting Movie in the Park. This free event will be held at Reeves Park beginning at 7pm and will feature Wallace and Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. For more information, click the image below.


The Pub at Wegmans to Celebrate Oktoberfest with Live Music, Craft Beer and German-inspired Dishes

From Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14, the three regional locations of The Pub at Wegmans will host festive Oktoberfest celebrations. Guests can enjoy affordable Oktoberfest beers, German-inspired dishes and live music at Wegmans’ Malvern, PA (50 Foundry Way, 484-913-9660), King of Prussia, PA (1 Village Drive, 484-690-3560) and Collegeville, PA (600 Commerce Drive, 484-902-1560) store locations.

“Our Oktoberfest celebration is a lively way to experience The Pub for the first time or a great reason to come back for another friendly meal with us,” says Kathy Haines, director of Wegmans in-store restaurants and Market Cafes.

The Oktoberfest Menu will include: Becks Beer & Cheese Dip; Bratwurst Sandwich, served with sauerkraut and potato salad; Wiener Schnitzel, served with braised cabbage and potato salad; and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Dishes will range in price from $3 to $9. Oktoberfest drink specials will include: Victory Festbier, a seductively smooth medium-bodied amber ale; Becks Oktoberfest, a classic German pilsner with a sweet, full-bodied taste, caramel color and a rich, full head; Erdinger Oktoberfest, a wheat beer with banana and clove notes; and Long Trail Pumpkin Ale, a slightly sweet seasonal treat artfully brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Beers are $4 to $4.50.

The Pub will also host live music from The O’Such German Band. Performances will be held on Thursday, October 11 at Malvern from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday, October 12 at King of Prussia from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.; and Saturday, October 13 at Collegeville from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Led by their executive chefs and inspired by the incomparably fresh ingredients sold on-site in the store, The Pub at Wegmans serves an inspired array of dishes that go beyond typical pub standards. The restaurants offer cocktails, wine available by the bottle or glass and an extensive selection of craft beers, including Pub Pale Ale, made by local favorite Sly Fox Brewery and only available at The Pub at Wegmans.
The Pub at Wegmans is located at the in-store Market Cafe and features a welcoming atmosphere with glowing mahogany and rich colors inspired by traditional English pubs, where guests are encouraged to relax with family or friends over a pint or a bite. The casual ambience includes a large, wrap-around bar and a comfortable dining room. For outdoor dining, there is also a sweeping patio with plentiful seating. The Pub at Wegmans is even spacious enough to be perfect for parties, business functions and other private events.

For more information about Oktoberfest or The Pub at Wegmans, please call any of the three locations, visit www.wegmans.com/thepub and follow them on Twitter (@WegmansPub).