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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 2014 Calendar of Events for Children, Individuals and Families IN THE GREATER CHESTER COUNTY AREA   UPDATED – September 7, 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   UPDATED LAST WEEK:   Ongoing Scheduled Activities: Primarily free activities held regu-larly each week or month. ã   UPDATED LAST WEEK:   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 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. September 24–December 12 (Weekdays) Country Views Exhibit.  Main Building Student 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  Daily Activities in Progress September 8 (Monday) Managing Falls Series.  Wellness Classroom, North Hills Medical Building, 795 East Mar-shall Street, West Chester. 10 a.m. to noon. Series of Monday Matter of Balance   classes, through October 27, will assist older adults in helping reduce risks of a fall. Free activity, with further information and required registration at www.cchosp.com/cchpage.asp?p=293&c=6656 or (610) 696-8312 x113.   September 8 (Monday) Violin and Guitar Recital.  Carnegie Room, Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave-nue, Phoenixville. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Page 3 BelMary Lorcas and Scot Silver will perform a wide range of violin and guitar music, from Bach to the Beatles to Bolling to Mangione. Free activity, with further information and required registration at http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp, mpinto@ccls.org or (610) 933-3013 x132. September 8 (Monday) Struggles with Grief.   Calvary Fellowship of Downingtown, 95 West Devon Drive at Route 113 – rear entrance, Exton/Lionville. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dan Rodgers, a counselor at The Peace-maker Center, will discuss Grieving a Signifi- cant Loss   for those struggling with the death of a loved one or someone wishing to know more about helping someone going through the grief process during the first in a series of three Care Monday night presentations on topics impact-ing individuals. Free activity, with further information and suggested registration at bvanarsdale@dfdowningtown.com or (610) 363-7171. September 8 (Monday) Steps to Starting a Business.  SCORE, 244 East High Street - Suite 102, Pottstown. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), which provides volunteer assistance to startup and existing businesses, will discuss Start-up Basics   for businesses. Free activity, with further information and required registration available at www.pottstownscore.org/WorkshopsSeminars.shtml, info@pottstownscore.org or (610) 327- 2673. September 9 (Tuesday) Job Fair.  SunnyBrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here to Help   Job Fair, hosted by Pennsyl-vania Sen. John Rafferty, Jr., will feature em-ployers and job-seeker assistance organiza-tions. Free activity, with further information avail-able at http://www.senatorrafferty.com/1673-2, mhershey@pasen.gov or (717) 772-0500.  September 9 (Tuesday) Family Literacy Night.  Pottstown Middle School, 600 North Franklin Street, Pottstown. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Continued Tuesdays, September 30, October 21, November 11 and 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. Free activity, including dinner, prizes and childcare, with further information and re-quested registration at (610) 970-6601. September 9 (Tuesday) LEGO Dayz.  Center for Neurological and Neu-rodevelopmental Health, 651 Park Avenue, King of Prussia. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parent and children six to 12 years of age with special needs will explore LEGO social Skills Groups, with an interactive social skills session. Free activity, with further information and required registration for limited spaces, avail-able at www.cnnh.org/event/lego-dayz, knace@thecnnh.org or (855) 852-8150 x1409.  September 9 (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 first 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 9 (Tuesday) Harvest Moon Hike.  Hibernia County Park, 1 Park Road, Coatesville (Wagontown). 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ages 14 and over will learn about the har-vest moon and other lunar facts before taking a moderate moonlit hike, followed by a campfire and moonpies. Free activity, with further information and required information at http://pa-chestercounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1221 or (610) 383-3812. September 10 (Wednesday) Bird Walk.  Henrietta Hankin Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwigs Corner). 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will meet at the library and then travel to the Struble Bike Trail for a guided walk with Early Bird Nature Tours. Free activity, with further information at http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp or (484) 340-7672.  Page 4 September 10 (Wednesday) When to Take Retirement.  Bayard Taylor Li-brary6, 216 East State Street, Kennett Square. 6 p.m. Willard Stem of Senior Secure will discuss When Should I Take Social Security to Maximize My Benefits?   Free activity, including a light dinner, with further information and required registration at http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp, iweir@ccls.org or (610) 444-2702. September 10 (Wednesday) Women and Money.  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, Novem-ber 19. A financial coach will discuss retirement planning and how to overcome the 65+ age  group having the fastest growing debt 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 10 (Wednesday) A Biblical View of Self.  Chapel, Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Hol-land. 7 p.m. Continued Wednesdays, Septem-ber 17 and 24. Dr. Marti MacCullough, professor emeritus of Cairn University, will discuss A Biblical View of Self   during a three-part series that starts with How Does the Cultural View of “Self” Affect the Christian?   Free activity, with further information avail-able at cyoder@gardenspotvillage.org or (717) 355-6203. September 10 (Wednesday) Brandywine Battle.  Easttown Library & In-formation Center, 720 First Avenue, Berwyn. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Author Michael C. Harris will discuss his new book, Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia But Saved America, September 11, 1777. Free activity, with further information and required registration at http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcale   ndar.asp, ccain@ccls.org or (610) 644-0138.  September 10 (Wednesday) Composting.  Phoenixville Country Club, 355 Country Club Road, Phoeniville. 7:30 p.m. Mike McGrath, nationally syndicated public radio show host of You Bet Your Garden will discuss the nature, science and use of compost by gardeners in this Schuylkill Township-hosted event. Free activity, with further information avail-able at www.schuylkilltwp.org or (610) 933-5843.   September 11 (Thursday) Coatesville Remembers.  National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum, 50 South 1 st  Avenue, Coatesville. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Annual remembrance of 9/11, against the backdrop of the Steelworker’s Memorial, a gar-den to honor those who lost their lives in the steel working industry in Coatesville, will in-clude viewing of World Trade Center Steel Trees manufactured in Coatesville and tours of the Lukens National Historic District. Free activity, with further information avail-able at http://srcin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102176322498-1313/911+flyer+2014.pdf  or (610) 384-9282. September 11 (Thursday) Fall Prevention.  Garden South Conference Room, Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. A therapist from Amedisys Home Health Care will discuss fall prevention and balance for those living with low vision during the monthly meeting of the Low Vision Support Group. Free activity, with further information avail-able at  jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org (717) 355-6259. September 12 (Friday) Recovery Health Symposium.  Community Crossroads Peer Support Center, 825 Paoli Pike, West Chester. Noon to 4 p.m. Public Recovery 825   forum on building awareness between substance abuse and mental health will include presentations, re-covery speakers, treatment options, health-re-lated information and more. Free activity, with further information avail-able at www.ccbh.com/pdfs/articles/Recovery825_Sept2014.pdf  or (610) 429-1702.  September 12 (Friday) Police Cruise Night.   Faulkner Cruise Nights, 705 Autopark Boulevard, West Chester. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. In-service, retired and antique police vehi-cles, custom cars, street rods and motorcycles, along with special police displays, will be shown.
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