Calendar of Events - November 9, 2014

Calendar of Events - November 9, 2014
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Fall 2014 Calendar of Events for Children, Individuals and Families IN THE GREATER CHESTER COUNTY AREA  UPDATED – November 9, 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.  Page 2 Information on submission of events is provided on the last page of this Calendar. E-mail submissions to Special Activities Multi-Day Activities in Progress Throughout the Year 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 November 13 (Weeknights) Parent Community Connections.  Different schools, dates and times, Pottsgrove School District, Pottstown. Several events for parents of middle and high school students will highlight drug aware-ness resources, individual parent meetings, math and reading parent nights and Cyber- Bullying/Bullying/Sexting/Internet Safety   workshop. Free activities, with further information available at or (610) 327-2277. Through November 17 (Mondays) From Bach2Rock for Youngsters. Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Ave-nue, Berwyn. 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Infants to six years of age and caregivers will learn music appreciation through song, rhythm, movement and light-hearted fun, in-cluding a new instrument each week. Free activity, with further information avail-able at, or (610) 644-0138. Through 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 or (610) 648-3200.  Through 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 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 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. Fall Reading and Children Programs.  Local area libraries. Various times. Summer reading and other programs for children of all ages, adults and families are  Page 3 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 November 10 (Monday) Alzheimer’s Disease.  Village Square Board Room, Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Candy Yingling of the Alzheimer’s Associa-tion will discuss the disease with the Alz-heimer’s Caregivers Support Group. Free activity, with further information avail-able at or (717) 355-6076, with free respite care available dur-ing the group by contacting Adult Day Services at (717) 355-6226. Free activity, with further information avail-able at or (717) 355-6010. November 10 (Monday) Making a Difference.  Marian Anderson Music Center, Cheney University, 1837 University Circle, Cheyney. 1:30 p.m. Randy Lewis, past vice president of Wal-greens and author of No Greatness without Goodness  , will discuss how each person needs to be a change agent for the good and that eve-ryone underestimates their power to make a difference in this university and Chester County Workforce Investment Board event. Free activity, with further information avail-able at (610) 399-2121. November 10 (Monday) The Bean.  Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Avenue, Berwyn. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ages five and older will learn about the lives of shelter animals through Main Line Animal Rescue’s mascot, The Bean, a tripod pug ac-companied by Stevie Boulden, director of edu-cation and outreach. Free activity, with further information and required registration at, or (610) 644-0138. November 11 (Tuesday) Veterans Salute.  Veterans Park, South 1 st  Avenue and Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. Wreath laying ceremony, sponsored by the Military Order of the Purpose Heart and the Veterans of Foreign Wars is part of Veterans Week celebration that runs through Tuesday, November 11. Free activity, with further information at  or (610) 384-7711 x4272. November 11 (Tuesday) Veterans Day Commemoration.  National Memorial Arch, Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia (Valley Forge). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brigadier General Steven A. Shapiro, Com-mander of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia will speak as local and national military organizations honor veterans at the Memorial Arch, followed by American Military Through the Ages   presentations on military conflicts including the Revolutionary, Civil, and Vietnam Wars at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts. Free activities, with further information and directions at or (610) 783-1013. November 11 (Tuesday) Veterans Day Ceremony and Luncheon.  Owen J. Roberts High School, 981 Ridge Road, Pottstown. 11:45 a.m. Speakers and school choir and Naval Re-serve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will honor local active service personnel and veter-ans, followed by a catered luncheon. Further information ad requested reserva-tions are available at, or (610) 469-5515. November 11 (Tuesday) Family Literacy Night.  Pottstown Middle School, 600 North Franklin Street, Pottstown. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Continued Tuesday, December 9. Parents will be assisted with skills to aid their children in learning to read at home through the Teach Me to Read at Home   series.  Page 4 Free activity, including dinner, prizes and childcare, with further information and re-quested registration at (610) 970-6601. November 11 (Tuesday) Women Veterans Networking Group.  Women’s Resource Center, 112 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. First meeting of monthly women veterans group, facilitated by Kim Bonuomo, resource center veterans outreach coordinator and vet-eran of the Gulf War. is designed to make per-sonal and professional connections Free activity, with pizza dinner and child-care. Further information is available or (610) 687-6391. November 11 (Tuesday) Veterans Day Observance.  Henrietta Hankin Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwigs Corner). 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Lt. Col. “Hank” Detering, a retired Marine Corps aviator will present Remembering Armi-stice Day, and Those Who Have Served Since in a tribute to veterans. Free activity, with further information and required registration at, or (610) 321- 1700. November 11 (Tuesday) ESL Conversation Class.  Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. BettyAnn Monash, English as a Second Lan-guage (ESL) coordinator for the Tredyffrin Pub-lic Library, will lead an informal second Tues-day of the month gathering for individuals 21  years of age and older, at which participants speak only American English, engaging in con-versations ranging from telling jokes and sing-ing songs to sharing recipes and discussing philosophical and historical topics, geography, and family and work related issues. Free activity, with further information avail-able at November 12 (Wednesday) Veterans Breakfast.  Cancer Center Confer-ence Room, Mercy Suburban Hospital, 2701 DeKalb Pike, East Norriton. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast and a number of health screen-ings, including blood pressure, balance and strength testing, stroke and lung cancer risk assessment, along with educational informa-tion will be provided. Free activity, with further information avail-able at y-suburban-hospital-honors-veterans-with-free-breakfast-heal or (877) 466-3729.  November 12 (Wednesday) Human Trafficking Forum.  Conference Room A, Community Health Services, 93 Haverford Road, Bryn Mawr. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Southeast Regional Services Network will present current information on human traf-ficking. Free activity, with further information at or (484) 337-5205.   November 12 (Wednesday) Job-Seeker Elevator Speeches.  Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), 790 East Market Street – Suite 100, West Chester. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Marketer Cynthia Ericson will discuss how  job-seekers can sell themselves with an Eleva- tor Speech   – 30 seconds or the length of an ele-vator ride. Free activity, with further information and required registration available at (610) 692-2344. November 12 (Wednesday) Miss Peggy Lee.  Widener University, 825 Springdale Drive, Exton. 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Bernard Kaplan will discuss the music and career of acclaimed vocalist Peggy Lee 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  (Page 39-40) or (484) 713-0088. November 12 (Wednesday) Home Purchase – Financing.  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, November 12. A mortgage specialist will discuss elements of home financing, including financial readi-ness to purchase a home with a focus on credit and mortgage eligibility in this Fall series no-sales workshop hosted by Open Hearth of Spring City. Free activity, with further information and required registration at ,   or (610) 792-9285.
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