What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Phoenixville Kids’ Closet Hosting Grand Opening Celebration December 6th

"Children's clothing is billion-dollar business built on an expensive necessity---a necessity because children need clothing, and expensive because children grow quickly, often outgrowing their clothing at a rate that parents have a hard time keeping up with. " -eHow

Tracy Tackett, founder of Phoenixville Kids’ Closet, has a solution: Recycled Clothing. Children tend to grow faster than parents can fill their closets, which can be challenging for any family on a budget, especially families with multiple children of different ages, sizes and styles. Tackett’s new shop, Phoenixville Kids’ Closet, is a recycled children’s clothing store providing a one-stop-shop for parents looking for in-style, in-season recycled children’s clothing at a great price to maximize their budget.

"If parents are spending time running from one store to the next to find the best deals they aren’t making the most of their time and definitely not their budget,” Tackett explained. “By providing a Recycled Children’s clothing shop to the busy downtown Phoenixville area we’re allowing parents to park and be able to visit numerous shops within walking distance while finding in-style, in-season recycled children’s clothing for multiple ages all within a budget.”

Phoenixville Kids’ Closet will celebrate its’ Grand Opening on December 6, 2013 from 5:00pm-6:30pm. The first 100 visitors will receive coupons for a free slice of pizza from Xpress Pizza and a free craft at Design Grove just for stopping by! So take a break from cooking and stop by Church Street for Phoenixville Kids’ Closet’s Grand Opening celebration prior to the Phoenixville Christmas Parade, which starts at 7:00pm on Bridge Street.

Phoenixville Kids' Closet is located at 225 Church Street. For more information, give them a a call at 215-313-7934 or visit them online at phoenixvillekidscloset.com


Friday, November 22, 2013

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club's Annual Model Railroad Open House Opens Next Weekend

The Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club is once again hosting its Model Railroad Open House. The Open House, started in 1975, will celebrate the SVMRC's 45 anniversary.

From their press release:

Our Model Railroad Open House is "fun for kids of all ages". SEE & HEAR freight & passenger trains pulled by steam or diesel engines over 700’ of track. Four different railroads are depicted on the 1,000+ square foot HO scale (1/87) model. Hundreds of buildings, vehicles, people and trees create realistic scenes. Numerous buttons allow visitors to bring scenes to life! See Thomas the Tank Engine & try your observation skills with our Scavenger Hunt.

You could win a train set! Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

The trains are running 1:00pm - 5:00pm on the following weekends:
  • Sat & Sun: Nov. 30 - Dec 1, 2013 (Thanksgiving weekend)
  • Sat & Sun: Dec. 7 - 8
  • Sat & Sun: Jan. 11 - 12
  • Sat & Sun: Jan. 18 - 19
  • Sat & Sun: Jan. 25 - 26

The Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club is located at 400 S. Main St. Phoenixville, PA 19460 (diagonally across from the Phoenixville Library; 2nd & Main Streets.)

For more information, give them a call at 610-935-1126 or visit them online at www.svmrrc.com.

Phoenixville Area Time Bank Hosting 'Tides of Hope' Benefit Concert on December 1st

On Sunday, December 1st, the Phoenixville Area Time Bank is joining with friends to present the 'Tides of Hope' Benefit Concert. The event, which is being held downtown at the Helium Comedy Club, will benefit families effected by the typhoon in the Philippines.

From their press release:
Dear Friends,

In light of the recent typhoon that devastated a large part of the Philippines, we are joining the Fil-American community and other concerned groups in helping the affected families regain hope and normalcy in their lives. To this end, Phoenixville Area Time Bank and friends will hold an unprecedented benefit concert titled “Tides of Hope,” on Sunday, December 1st, 7 p.m. at the Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom Street in Philadelphia.Catherine Ricafort

The concert will feature some of the best musical talents from Broadway headlined by Catherine Ricafort from the musical, NERDS and Mamma Mia.

Friday, November 15, 2013

7th Annual Winter Festival benefiting Toys for Tots

On Saturday, December 14th from 10am to 4pm, come out to the Kimberton Fairgrounds for the 7th Annual Winter Festival benefiting Toys for Tots!

The Winter Festival is an annual Star Wars themed event to benefit Toys for Tots! This year we have so much fun in-store you will not want to miss this event!

Star Wars 'Blast-a-Trooper', Star Wars Character Meet & Greet, Face Painting & Balloon Twisting, Complimentary Chair Massage, Raffles, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Music, Brick Oven Pizzeria, and SHOPPING with tons of local small businesses!

Admission is FREE, bring a new unwrapped toy and be entered for a door prize!

For more information, visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/t4tevent or check out their website http://www.tftwinterfestival.com.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Phoenixville's Race for the Cure 5K Walk/Run

Come out to Phoenixville Area High School on Sunday, December 1st to take part in the Phoenixville Race for the Cure 5K Walk/Run. Organized by PAHS student Hayley Riley as her senior project, the race kicks off at 8am and costs $20 which includes a t-shirt. All proceeds go to the fight to end Breast Cancer.

To sign up, visit http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR/PassionatelyPink/HeadquartersSite?team_id=278309&pg=team&fr_id=3715. A donation of $20 gets you into the race, once you've made the donation send Hayley an email with your shirt size and she will follow up with any other info.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Fourth Annual Burn off the Bird 5K being held Saturday, November 30th

The annual Phoenixville Jaycees Burn off the Bird 5K and 1 mile fun run returns on Saturday, November 30th.

Brief Description
5K race & 1 mile fun walk through Phoenixville, PA, beginning and ending at Stepping Stone Educational Center. Water available midway in 5K Run. Timing is provided by The Athlete’s Closet. Strollers are allowed on the course.

Register Online and Save $$. Get Long Sleeve Blended Shirt
Register online up until the day before the race and pay only $25. Register by November 15th, 2013 and be guaranteed a LONG SLEEVE BLENDED SHIRT in the size you want! After November 15th, shirts will be first come / first served.

Race Day Registration
Yes, you can register for this event on race day at the event site, right up until the start of the race. Day-of registration price is $30. Remaining shirts are on a first come-first served basis.

Vendor Fair Before and After Race
Come in and meet some of the areas best vendors and take advantage of their race day discounts.

Awards and Prizes
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women overall, as well as top 3 men/women in the following age groups (no duplication of awards). 12 & under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60– 69, 70 & over.

Help Our Host Stepping Stone on Race Day!
Donate supplies and receive a gift from the Phoenixville Jaycees. Needed items are: lysol wipes, gloves for changing diapers, toilet paper, hand soap, tape refill for tape dispenser, baby wipes, paper towels, dish soap, sponges, hand towels, jumbo crayons, toddler forks and spoons, tissues, copy paper (white and colored)

For more information and to sign up, visit burnoffthebird.info.