Calendar of Events - August 17, 2014

Calendar of Events - August 17, 2014
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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 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 2014 Calendar of Events for Children, Individuals and Families IN THE GREATER CHESTER COUNTY AREA   UPDATED – August 17, 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 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   E-Update Resources  TM  : Over 40 pages of information about Government and Community Ser-vices, 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  Page 2 Special Activities Multi-Day Activities in Progress Throughout the Summer Summer Food Service Program for Children. Various area locations. U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), designed to help low-income children continue to receive nutri-tious meals when school is not in session, is being conducted at dozens of sites throughout the area for children 18 years of age and un-der.. Free activity, with further information, in-cluding a database of sites with differing start and ending dates and hours, is available at or (866) 3-HUNGRY or (877)-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers). 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 or (610) 783-1000. Through September 26 (Weekdays) Wood Works Exhibit.  Henry Gallery, Penn State Great Valley, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Work by mid-century master craftsman, Emil Milan (1922-1985), whose functional sculptures in wood combined sleek modern designs and organic shapes, will be displayed. Free activity, with further information avail-able at, or (610) 648-3219. 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 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:  ã   Chester:  ã   Delaware:  ã   Lancaster:  ã   Montgomery: Many of these services are available to out-of-county residents. Summer 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:  ã   Chester County:  ã   Delaware County:  ã   Lancaster County:  ã   Montgomery County:  Daily Activities in Progress August 18 (Monday) Technology Topics.  Phoenixville Public Li-brary, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 10 a.m. to noon. Phoenixville Tech Group resumes weekly Monday meetings with Glenn Musser, group facilitator, discusses a particular technology subject and then providing individualized as-sistance. Free activity, with further information avail-able at or August 19 (Tuesday) Legislative Breakfast.  Oakbourne Mansion, 1014 South Concord Road, West Chester. 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Repeated Thursday,  Page 3 August 21 and Tuesday, August 26, at other West Chester locations. Pennsylvania Rep. Truitt will discuss issues related to state government with constituents. Free activity, with further information and required registration for limited seating at, or (  610) 696-4990. August 19 (Tuesday) National Aviation Day.  Terminal, Lancaster Airport, 500 Airport Road, Lititz. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Airport tours, closeups of an airport fire truck, aircraft display, information on flight and more for the family and particularly Boy and Girl Scouts seeking aviation-related badges highlight this event. Free activity, with further information avail-able at or (717) 569-1221,  August 19 (Tuesday) Willistown Country Fair.  Greentree Park, 21 Grubb Road, Malvern. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rain date is Thursday, August 21. End of summer party will feature live acous-tic bluegrass music by Raven Hill, pony rides and petting zoo, face painting, Center on Cen-tral’s music circle, and interactive local community group tables in this Willistown Parks and Recreative event. Free activity, with further information avail-able at or (610) 647-5300 x224. August 19 (Tuesday) Summer Concert on the Square. Wellington Square, Exton. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Rivers Rockability Trio and Jordie Lane will perform in this Tuesday night Summer Concerts on the Square event, continuing through August 26. Free activity, with further information avail-able at or (800) 851-2779.  August 20 (Wednesday) Veterans Families Supportive Services.  Op-erating Base Cecilia, 605 East Lincoln Highway (Rear), Coatesville. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quick screening services eligibility for veter-ans and families for assistance with a variety of issues, along with a budgeting workshop from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and information regarding legal issues and use of public transportation in this Veterans Multi-Service Center event. Free activity, with further information at (610) 384-8387. August 20 (Wednesday) Budgeting and Debt Reduction.  Community Room, Exton Square Mall – Lower Level Be-tween Sears and Boscov’s, 260 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Repeated Wednesday, September 17. Developing a spending plan and budget that will result in debt reduction will be explained as part of this no-sales weekly financial series segment. Free activity, with further information and required registration at   or (610) 792-9285. August 20 (Wednesday) Housing Counseling Workshop.  Victory Christian Life Cnter, 28 North Washington Street at King Street, Pottstown. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Money Management is the second in a se-ries of three weekly housing counseling classes hosted by Genesis Housing Corporation. Free activity, with further information and required registration at, or (610) 275-4357.  August 20 (Wednesday) Carillon Concert.  Washington Memorial Chapel, Route 23, Valley Forge National His-torical Park, King of Prussia. 7:30 p.m.  John Widmann, City of Frederick, Md., caril-lonneur, will perform during this Wednesday night July-August concert series. Free activity, with further information avail-able at  or (610) 783-0120.  August 21 (Thursday) Legislative Breakfast.  Fame Fire Company, 200 East Rosedale Avenue, West Chester. 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Repeated Tuesday, Au-gust 26 at the Melton Center. Pennsylvania Rep. Truitt will discuss issues related to state government with constituents. Free activity, with further information and required registration for limited seating at, or (  610) 696-4990. August 21 (Thursday) Immunization Clinic.  Coatesville Center for Community Health, 1001 East Lincoln High-way, Coatesville. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Page 4 Back-to-school and adult immunizations for uninsured and underinsured will be provided. Free activity, with further information and appointments available at or (610) 383-4612. August 21 (Thursday) Women Navigating the Workplace.  Susque-hanna Bank, 301 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Katina Sawyer, assistant psychology profes-sor at Villanova University, will discuss Women Navigating the Workplace: Building and Dis-playing Your Confidence during this Women’s Resource Center Speaker Series. Free activity, with further information and required registration for limited seating at (610) 687-6391.   August 21 (Thursday) Poet Readings.  Hicks Pavilion, East Goshen Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Six local poets will read to attendees, and attendees also can read their own poetry. Free activity, with further information avail-able at   content/uploads/2014/08/Ginnie.pdf  or (610) 692-9106. August 21 (Thursday) John Romans Village Tour.  Romansville Meeting House, 1890 Shadyside Road, Coates-ville (Romansville). 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in 15-minute starting intervals for a one-hour tour. Many trades such as a plumber, carpenters, a tinsmith, small stores, a lead pipe shop, a blacksmith who made carriages and sleighs, a cabinetmaker, three inns, the Romansville Methodist Church, said to have been the first land in Chester County owned by the Method-ist faith, and the nearly 165-year-old Romans-ville Quaker Meetinghouse, will be highlighted in this final in a series of weekly Chester County summer Town Tours and Village Walks  . Free activity, with further information avail-able at , or (610) 344-6923. August 21 (Thursday) Summer Concert and Picnic.  Marshall Street Park, 200 East Marshall Street, West Chester. 6:30 p.m., with picnic at 6 p.m. Monthly summer concert, with Free Rein, will be preceded by a consumer’s choice of dish-to-pass or fee-based picnic. Free activity, with further information and picnic registration at or August 21 (Thursday) THE SURVIVAL! Gridlocked. Struble Room, Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Patrick Folsom of Full Circle Awareness will discuss how to prepare for a disaster situation in which you must shelter in place. Free activity, with further information and required registration at, or (610) 280-2642. August 21 (Thursday) Family Movie Night.  Asbury Hall, Grove United Methodist Church, 490 West Boot Road, West Chester. 7 p.m. Dumbo   Disney classic will be shown during this final monthly summer event. Free activity, including popcorn, with fur-ther information available at or (610) 696-2663. August 22 (Friday) Alzheimer’s Workshop.  Kennett Area Senior Center, 427 South Walnut Street, Kennett Square. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Heart of the Matter  , an interactive work-shop for family, friends, and caregivers serving individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia, is designed to provide greater understanding and renewed sensitivity about the challenges of de-mentia. Free activity, with further information and required registration with Francesca Censurato at (610) 444-4819. August 22-23 (Friday-Saturday) Kid’s Fire Camp.  Christiana Fire Company, 114 Bridge Street, Christiana. Friday night and all day Saturday. Area fire companies will participate in a competition and events, followed by a full day camp with scenarios and drills to give kids an opportunity Step Into the Boots of a Firefighter  . Free activity, with further information and required registration at, or (610) 857-3232. August 22 (Friday) Back-to-School Fair.  Scott Middle School, 800 Olive Street, Coatesville. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Several organizations will join together for the second annual Coatesville Back-to-School Event: Prepare for Success  , to include an in-formation fair, book bag giveaway for kinder-garten through grade 12, food and activities.
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