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  Page 1 Us on Facebook and Keep Up to Date All Week    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. “Like” our Page and then click on “Get Notifications” in the dropdown menu next to “Like” to obtain the latest updates. Otherwise, Facebook picks and chooses what information you receive on your News Feed and Timeline based on algorithms it chooses. Fall 2014 Calendar of Events for Children, Individuals and Families IN THE GREATER CHESTER COUNTY AREA  UPDATED – November 16, 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   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 bps461@msn.com. Special Activities Multi-Day Activities in Progress Throughout the Year American Revolution History. Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer 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 November 28 (Friday) Quit Smoking Kits.  Various Chester County locations. Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition will be distributing some 1,000 quit smoking kits at various locations around the county in obser-vance of the Great American Smokeout on  Thursday, November 20. Free activity, with further information and locations available at http://chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/21064 or (610) 344.5209. Through December 12 (Weekdays) Color Blast Art Exhibit.  Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, Montgomery County Community College, 16 High Street, Pottstown. 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Artists Valley of Peace Burke of Long Island, N.Y. Lois Schlachter of Spring Mount, Pa. and Patricia Wilson-Schmid of Lederach, Pa. display their shared enthusiasm for color. Free activity, with further information avail-able at http://www.mc3.edu/about-us/news/87-about-us/news/8687-mccc-to-   host-color-blast-exhibit-in-pottstown,   hcairns@mc3.edu or (215) 619-7349 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 http://www.sgps.psu.edu/Information/News/Archive/33421.htm 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 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.  Page 3 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 November 17 (Monday) FBI Spying. Struble Room,   Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Betty Medsger, author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI  , the story of a group of eight peace activists who broke into the FBI office in Media, Pa., and re-leased copies of files revealing Hoover's sus-pected government spying operation during the Vietnam War. Free activity, with further information and required registration at http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp or (610) 280-2600. November 17 (Monday) Asian Tea.  Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Tea historian Judith Krall–Russo will dis-cuss the Asian Tea Experience – China and Ja-  pan  , explaining how people enjoy their tea, the  Japanese and Chinese tea ceremonies, provid-ing a tea-making demonstration and displaying a selection of Asian tea implements. 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. November 18 (Tuesday) Memory Screenings.  Social Service Confer-ence Room, Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland. 9 a.m. to noon. Confidential memory screenings and educa-tion will be provided by the Alzheimer’s Foun-dation of America, with depression screenings also available. Free activity, with further information and required reservations at (717) 355-6259. November 18 (Tuesday) Get It Done Day.  Melton Center, 501 East Miner Street, West Chester. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Hunger and Homelessness Aware-ness Week event will enable individuals to re-ceive information, enroll in various programs and obtain health screenings at one location. Free activity, with further information avail-able at www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/20860, resolvepovertyinchesco@gmail.com or (610) 344-6900.  November 18 (Tuesday) Transitioning from High School.  Avon Grove Intermediate School, 117 Rosehill Avenue, West Grove. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Transition IEP   will provide information for parents of students with specific education needs with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)who are graduating from high school. Free activity, with further information and required registration available at https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=arcofcc&id=9, advocacy@arcofchestercounty.org or (610) 696-8090 x216. November 18 (Tuesday) DamNation Film Screening.  Francis Hall  Theater, Alvernia College, 400 St. Bernardine Street, Reading. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Film, presented by the College and the Schuyl River Heritage Area, will examines on a national level the environmental impact of dams and the controversy that often surrounds removal of obsolete structures. Free activity, with further information and required registration at www.schuylkillriver.org/Detail.aspx?id=5942 or (484) 945-0200. November 19 (Wednesday) Coaching Boys into Men. Room 171, Gov-ernment Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Adults working with youth, such as athletic directors, coaches, recreation center coordina-tors and scout leaders will be trained with strategies and resources to build attitudes and behaviors among young male athletes that pre-vent relationship abuse in this Sexual Violence Prevention Network of Chester County event. Free activity, with further information and required registration at www.surveymonkey.com/s/CBIM11-19, lcsmith@chesco.org or (610) 344-5209.  Page 4 November 19 (Wednesday) Veteran Families Services.  Operating Base Cecilia, 605 East Lincoln Highway – Diamond Street Entrance, Coatesville. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monthly Open Screening for Supportive Ser-vices for Veteran Familieswill include a  Thanksgiving lunch, budget workshop from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., public transportation infor-mation from the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) and help in obtaining assistance. Free activity, with further information avail-able at (610) 384-8387. November 19 (Wednesday) Western National Parks Tour.  Widener Uni-versity, 825 Springdale Drive, Exton. 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Dick Calef will provide a photo tour of the western National Parks, including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon in this final Wednesday lunchtime Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Speaker Series talk. 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. November 19 (Wednesday) Pardons and Expungements.  Coatesville Center for Community Health, 1001 East Lin-coln Highway, Coatesville. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A Legal Services of Southeastern Pennsyl-vania attorney will discuss how the pardons and expungements process works to mitigate criminal records that can hurt employment prospects. Free activity, with further information and required registration at Kathryn@coatesvillecenter.org or (610) 383-4612. November 19 (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. 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. November 19 (Wednesday) Firearms Safety Training.  Public Safety  Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. First of five Firearms Safety and Awareness Seminars through next year will educate fire-arms owners about responsibilities. Free activity, including gun lock at comple-tion, with further information and registration available at www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/8126. November 19 (Wednesday) Full of Life.  Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Avenue, Berwyn. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Patricia Robbins, author of In the Morning Light   will discuss living with the knowledge that her identical twin daughters, Charlotte and Vanessa, diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age nine months, would die young. Free activity, with further information and required registration at http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp, ccain@ccls.org or (610) 644-0138. November 20 (Thursday) Potassium Iodine Distribution.  Various Lo-cations Near Nuclear Plants. 2 p.m. to 7 p.,.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health will provide residents living within 10 miles of one of the state’s five nuclear power plants who have potassium iodide, or KI, with December 2014 expiration dates with replacements. KI can help protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine when taken as di-rected by the governor or state health officials during radiological emergencies. Free activity, with further information avail-able at www.pa.gov/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?agency=Health&item=16285#.VGElrMmwTKc. November 20 (Thursday) Financial Fitness.  United Sports Training Center, 1426 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, Downingtown. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No-selling workshop, hosted by The Pledging  Tree Foundation, will focus on How Fit are You Financially?  , including how to condition oneself to save and invest. Free activity, including refreshments and childcare, with further information and re-quired registration for limited seating at www.eventbrite.com/e/part-3-how-fit-are-you-financially-conditioning-save-and-invest-tickets-12990694517. kannisa@thepledgingtree.org or (484) 340-2177.
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