What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Phoenixville YMCA Hosting Father's Day Family Field Day

On Sunday, June 18th (Father's Day) from 1-4pm, the Phoenixville YMCA will be hosting a Father's Day Family Field Day. This free community event will feature games, open swim and family competitions. Registration and swim testing begin at noon or you can pre-register online or in person at the Y.

Some notes:

  • No one under 12 is admitted without an adult guardian.
  • All participants 16 and under must have a swim band issued by the Phoenixville Y. If not already completed after 4/28/2017, testing is required.
  • A signed waiver is required at registration/check-in.
  • Registration and Swim Testing begins at 12:00 at the Jean West Pools at Baker Park.
  • Event starts at 1:00.

For more information, see the Field Day event page at philaymca.org.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Historical Society Hosting Strawberry Festival This Saturday

On Saturday, June 10th, the Historical Society of Phoenixville we be hosting a Strawberry Festival and Flea Market. From their email:

Festival: Saturday, June 10, 10am-3pm
Flea Market: Saturday, June 10, 8am-2pm

Join us for our annual Strawberry Festival benefiting the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area! We will have a light lunch and plenty of ice cream and strawberries available as well as a bake sale, balloon sculptures for the kids by Balloon Magic, and Ted the Fiddler. There's also a flea market that opens at 8am, so shop early and stay for some delicious strawberries!

Free event! Lunch, strawberries, bake sale, and flea market sales all benefit the Historical Society.

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area is located at the corner of Church and Main streets in Phoenixville, PA.

For more information on the Historical Society, visit them at hspa-pa.org.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Camphill Café Earth Day Dinner & CSA Memberships Available

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills’ Camphill Café announces an Earth-to-Table dinner, in celebration of Earth Day. The dinner will feature meat and vegetables grown and raised in the community.

On Saturday, April 22nd at 6 pm, the Camphill Café is offering an Earth-to-Table dinner and concert featuring local musicians Hsiao Ming Chen on cello, and Wei Wen on guitar in honor of Earth Day. Tickets are $55 per person which includes a four course meal.

The Camphill Café, in the heart of Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, serves seasonal foods grown both biodynamically and organically in Camphill Kimberton’s Sankanac CSA gardens. The café is open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and features outdoor seating

“The Café is very unique compared to other restaurants and features collaborative work by village residents with developmental disabilities and volunteers,” says Hilla Haut, café manager. “We are surrounded by the beauty of the land around us and our eco-friendly designed building.”

Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/2oEJffb
Please register early, as space is limited.

The Earth-to-Table Dinner will feature Biodynamic and Organic vegetables and meat grown and raised at the Sankanac CSA garden, a 300 + member CSA that is a part of the Kimberton Hills community, which runs from May until November. CSA shares are still available for the upcoming season!

Information about joining the Sankanac CSA, SankanacCSA@gmail.com or 610-495-7295

Camphill Kimberton and the Camphill Café are located at 1601 Pughtown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Healthy Kids Running Series - Phoenixville Area Returns

The Healthy Kids Running Series - Phoenixville Area is set to return this Spring with races Sunday, April 23rd. From their email:

It’s about time to start lacing up for the Phoenixville Area’s Healthy Kids Running Series at Charlestown Park! A warm welcome to the new families joining us this season. We are already over 100 runners with only two weeks before the first race! We’ve enjoyed a lot of support from returning families and look forward to continuing to make improvements as we grow.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Spring 2017 dates include Sundays April 23rd and 30th and May 7th, 14th, 21st at 5 pm. If you haven’t signed up yet please do so we can plan accordingly. Click on the following link to register: http://www.healthykidsrunningseries.org/race_locations/phoenixville-area-pa/. Please note that the registration page has been corrected to show the final race date of the 5-week series to be May 21st

RACE BAG PICK UP
To help along with some of the race day logistics, we encourage you to stop by for race bag pick up available Thursday, April 20th 5-7 pm at All Kinds of Fast located at 214 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

“LIKE” OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES

Like our page so you can get updates at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/HKRSPhoenixvilleArea. Also share this page with your friends, family, and neighbors – spread the good word!

VOLUNTEER
We are also looking for volunteers so if you are interested or know of anyone please pass them our way. We need assistance with the registration table, group leaders to assist with warmup/stretching, results keeper, course marshals, starter, bib-tearer, finishing shoot, and photographer. FREE T-Shirts for all volunteers! Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a49a5ae2ea46-phoenixville2. You are also welcome to join the volunteers meeting on Tuesday, April 18th at 5:30 pm at Pavilion #4 at Charlestown Park.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Local Business Spotlight: Chaplin's

Chaplin's is a music and private party venue, cafe, and recording studio located at 66. N Main St. Spring City PA. At Chaplin's, the elegant stage and the high-tech studio are just within arms reach of each other: a dream come true for performing musicians!

Our primary mission here in Spring City, PA is to encourage local musicians to perform and record their original work in a true listening room. We support all genres of music and performing arts.

We have also become a favorite spot to host private events such as: baby showers, birthday parties, rehearsals, meetings, and more.

Local artists and photographers are encouraged to display their work in our beautiful room.

Open Mic Night is held every Sunday hosted by Ted The Fiddler : Come out and plug into the best house sound around. House kit and bass rig available... Bands are welcome! Doors & Sign-ups @ 7:00: $4 admission ($3 for performers), $2 for BYOB.

For more information, give them a call at 610-792-4110 or visit them online at chaplinslive.com.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Introduction to Swing and Beginner/Intermediate Swing Dance Classes Starting Soon

POTTSTOWN, PA -- Swing Kat Entertainment announces a new session of swing dance classes will begin the week of March 20th. Introduction to Swing, with five-week and ten-week options, is open to adults and teens who have never danced before. During the full session, students will learn the essential moves and techniques to be a solid beginner level swing dancer. Classes will be offered in Pottstown, Reading, West Chester, Lansdale and Allentown and are just $75 for the five-week option and $110 for the ten-week option.

A ten-week Beginner/Intermediate Swing (‘50s Jitterbug) class will also be offered in all five locations. This class will build on the moves taught in the intro class, adding variations and style specific movements to the swing basics. The cost for this session is $120.

Class days and times vary by location. Visit swingkat.com for details and registration.