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  Page 1 Online Editions   Our E-Update , Calendar of Events  and E-Update Resources TM  , along with supplemental updates of information, during the week now are available at www.facebook.com/TransformationIni You do not have to be a Facebook user to access the Page but do need to be a user to access other than basic features. Summer - Fall 2014 Calendar of Events for Children, Individuals and Families IN THE GREATER CHESTER COUNTY AREA   UPDATED – September 21, 2014 Helping to Bridge the Gap Between the Wealth of Available Resources and the Poverty Associated With People Not Knowing About Them  _________________________________________________________________________________ In an attempt to aid reader information searches, new items added each week are high-lighting in yellow. As always, we are interested in receiving feedback in regard to how we might improve our publications, content and convenience of use. E-Update   periodically reports ways in which subscribers use our publications to aid their families or organizations. If you have a short description that might be helpful to others and their uses, we would like to hear about them. Please forward two or three sentences that provide specific uses of benefit to bps461@msn.com. Calendar of Events   Sections Listed Below: ã     UPDATED THIS WEEK:   Special Activities: Upcoming primarily free activities listed by day over the next several months. ã   Ongoing Scheduled Activities: Primarily free activities held regularly each week or month. ã   Area Ministries for Those Who Are Struggling : GriefShare, DivorceCare, Celebrate Recovery, Mending Hearts. ã   Day Trip Destination Sites:  Free admission opportunities for individual and family outings. ã   UPDATED LAST WEEK:  E-Update Resources  TM  : Over 40 pages of information about Govern-ment and Community Services, including Employment Resources, for individuals and families.  Activities are believed correct at the time of insertion but are subject to change without notice. Participants are encouraged to use contact information to confirm times and dates to avoid disappointment. Information on submission of events is provided on the last page of this Calendar. E-mail submissions to bps461@msn.com.  Page 2 Special Activities Multi-Day Activities in Progress Throughout the Summer American Revolution History. Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outline Line Drive, King of Prussia. Various hours and days. A trove of family events are offered through-out the summer, along with other times of the  year, with daily guided walks, living history demonstrations, Children's Exploration Station and Washington Leadership programs, along with weekend Secrets and Spies tours, story-telling benches, a public archeology program, special events and more. Primarily free activities, with further information and schedules available at www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm or (610) 783-1000. Through October 17 (Weekdays) Schuylkill River Art Show.  North Hall Art Gallery, Montgomery County Community Col-lege, 16 West High Street, Pottstown. 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heri- tage Area   Art Show features 82 srcinal works that celebrate the beauty of the Schuylkill River region through art. Free activity, with further information avail-able at http://www.schuylkillriver.org/Detail.aspx?id=1546 or (484) 945-0200. September 24–December 12 (Weekdays) Country Views Exhibit.  Main Building Stu-dent Lounge, Penn State Great Valley, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern. 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 6:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Opening reception will feature local artist Heather Davis who will display a set of Painted Country Views   oils during a September 24 through Friday, December 12, exhibit. Free activity, with further information and required registration at http://www.sgps.psu.edu/Information/News/Archive/33421.htm or (610) 648-3200.  October 9–December 17 (Weekdays) From Isolation to Collaboration.  Henry Gallery, Conference Center, Penn State Great Valley, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern. 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thurs-days; 6:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Works of 17 regional artists from the As-emblage Artists Collective will show their work in this exhibit drawn from creation of the col-laboration. Free activity, with further information and required registration at http://www.sgps.psu.edu/Information/News/Archive/33421.htm or (610) 648-3200.  Ongoing – Seasonal Look Good Feel Better for Women.  Various locations. Hospitals throughout the area will host a se-ries of Fall Look Good Feel Better   beauty tech-nique workshops by the American Cancer Soci-ety for women coping with cancer treatments. Free activity, including a makeup kit, with further information as to dates and sites and registration available at www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/app/resource-detail.aspx?resourceId=32260 or (800) 227-2345. Ongoing - Weekly PA CareerLink and Job Search Services. Free monthly workshops and other services are available to job-seekers through PA CareerLink offices in area counties: ã   Berks: www.co.berks.pa.us/dept/careerlink/Pages/default.aspx  ã   Chester: www.pacareerlinkchesco.org  ã   Delaware: www.delcoworks.org  ã   Lancaster: www.jobs4lancaster.com  ã   Montgomery: www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=1024 Many of these services are available to out-of-county residents. Fall Reading and Children Programs.  Local area libraries. Various times. Summer reading and other programs for children of all ages, adults and families are underway or scheduled at many local libraries throughout the area. Many have kickoff parties and provide prizes, special activities and other incentives to par-ticipate. Primarily free activities, with further informa-tion and schedules available through various li-brary websites and calendars at: ã   Berks County: www.berks.lib.pa.us  ã   Chester County: www.ccls.org  ã   Delaware County: www.delcolibraries.org  ã   Lancaster County: www.lancasterlibraries.org  ã   Montgomery County: www.mclinc.org   Page 3 Daily Activities in Progress September 22 (Monday) Preventing Falls.  Village Square Board Room, Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Amy Fulford, physical therapist with Rehab-Care at Garden Spot Village, will discuss fall prevention at the Parkinson’s Support Group’s monthly meeting. Free activity, with further information at  jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org or (717) 355-6259. September 22 (Monday) Contentment.   Calvary Fellowship of Down-ingtown, 95 West Devon Drive at Route 113 – rear entrance, Exton/Lionville. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Scott Edwards, a counselor at The Peace-maker Center, will discuss True Contentment   during the final in a series of Care Monday night presentations on topics impacting indi-viduals. Free activity, with further information and suggested registration at bvanarsdale@dfdowningtown.com or (610) 363-7171. September 22 (Monday) Cooking with Gluten-Free Grains.  Struble Room, Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nutrition Program Specialist Judy Matusky of Mainline Health Systems provide cooking and nutrition tips related to use of gluten-free grains. Free activity, with further information and required registration at http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp or (610) 280-2642.   September 22 (Monday) Fall Begins.  United States. 10:29 p.m. East-ern Daylight Time. Night and day will be equal in length at the September equinox, ushering in the Fall sea-son. Free activity, with further information avail-able at www.timeanddate.com/calendar/september-equinox.html. September 23-27 (Tuesday-Saturday) Ephrata Fair.  Downtown Ephrata. Various hours. Billed as the largest street fair in Pennsyl-vania, this 96 th  annual edition will include pa-rades, entertainment, agricultural activities, a midway and carnival, contests and more. Free activity, with charges for some individ-ual items. Further information is available at www.ephratafair.org, fair@ephratafair.org or (717) 733-4451. September 23 (Tuesday) National Voter Registration Day.  Multiple locations. Community organizations will engage indi-viduals to help register them to vote in the No-vember elections. Free activity, with further information avail-able at www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org. September 23 (Tuesday) Financial Planning.  Henrietta Hankin Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwigs Corner). 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Financial advisor Michael Briglia will dis-cuss the 7 Keys of Financial Success   in this third of a four-part weekly series that includes basic concepts and approaches for investment, Social Security, retirement planning and more. Free activity, with further information and suggested registration at http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp or (610) 321-1710. September 23 (Tuesday) The British and the Schuylkill.  Varnum's Picnic Area, Valley Forge National Historic Park, Route 23, King of Prussia (Valley Forge. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Park Ranger Marc Brier will present They Passed this Way: How the British Army Used the Schuylkill River to Capture Philadelphia  , held along the same path the Crown forces marched along on their way to capture the Pa-triot capital during the American Revolution. Free activity, with further information and required registration at www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=544857-232573 or (610) 783-1000. September 24 (Wednesday) Job Interviews Into Offers. PA CareerLink-Chester County, 479 Thomas Jones Way-Suite 500, Exton. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals who previously earned more than $ 50,000 annually and are currently in transition or underemployed are the focus of this job-seeker workshop hosted by Hire One. Free activity, with preference for limited seating given to Chester County residents. Further information and required registration are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/get-the- job-turn-interviews-into-offers-tickets-12651875099, hireone@cceconomicdevelopment.com or (610) 458-5700.  Page 4 September 24 (Wednesday) Chippy Chipmunks.  Springton Manor Farm, 860 Springton Road, Glenmoore. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Ages three to six and caregivers will learn about chipmunks through a story, a game and a short walk to see some. Free activity, with further information and required information at http://pa-chestercounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1221 or (610) 942-2450. September 24 (Wednesday) Veterans Assistance.  Veterans Multi-Service Center , Operating Base Cecilia, 605 East Lin-coln Highway – Rear Entrance, Coatesville. 10 .m. to 2 p.m. A budgeting workshop from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., public transportation information from the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC), and other services will highlight this month’s open screening for Supportive Services for Veteran Families. Free activity, with further information avail-able at (610) 384-8387. September 24 (Wednesday) King’s Speech Epilogue.  Widener University, 825 Springdale Drive, Exton. 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Ross Kersey will take up where the movie leaves off, discussing the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, King George VI, and his two daugh-ters - Margaret, and current Queen Elizabeth II in this Wednesday lunchtime talk, part of the fall Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Speaker Series running through November 19. Free activity, with seating limited to the first 70 persons on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information is available at www.widener.edu/academics/schools/eics/_docs/cs_olli_fall_2014_catalog.pdf  (Page 39-40) or (484) 713-0088.   September 24 (Wednesday) Children Bullying Prevention.  Bus Entrance, Pottstown Middle School, 600 North Franklin Street, Pottstown. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Discussion for parents of pre-K through third grade students will focus on Bullying Pre- vention and Advocacy  . Free activity, including dinner and child-care, with further information and requested registration available at www.peakblog.org/childhood-chatter-bullying    or (610) 970-6655. September 24 (Wednesday) Country Views Artist Reception.  Main Building Student Lounge, Penn State Great Valley, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception will feature local artist Heather Davis who will display a set of Painted Country Views   oils during a September 24 through Friday, December 12, exhibit. Free activity, with further information and required registration at http://www.sgps.psu.edu/Information/News/Archive/33421.htm or (610) 648-3200.     September 24 (Wednesday) College Planning Night.  Auditorium, Potts-town High School, 750 North Washington Street, Pottstown. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Junior and senior high school students and their parents will learn about the college ad-mission process and timeline, testing informa-tion, and the school career and counseling center. Free activity, with further information avail-able at (610) 970-6715. September 24 (Wednesday) Family Finances.  Community Room, Exton Square Mall – Lower Level Between Sears and Boscov’s, 260 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Repeated Wednesday, Octo-ber 29. A Daily Money Manager will explain how to shop for a loan, the importance of having a will, insurance, protecting your personal assets, and more in this Fall series no-sales workshop hosted by Open Hearth of Spring City. Free activity, with further information and required registration at www.openhearthinc.org/images/stories/pdf/ws72814fall.pdf , admin1.openhearth@verizon.net   or (610) 792-9285. September 24 (Wednesday) A Biblical View of Self.  Chapel, Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Hol-land. 7 p.m. Dr. Marti MacCullough, professor emeritus of Cairn University, will discuss A Biblical View of Self   during this final session of a three-part series that includes the plan that produces the best self-view. Free activity, with further information avail-able at cyoder@gardenspotvillage.org or (717) 355-6203.   September 24 (Wednesday) Coatesville Prayer.  Olivet United Methodist Church, 310 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coatesville Area Prayer Gathering for Trans-forming Coatesville Through Prayer, a non-de-
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