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Trick or Treat Friday Night at Althouse Arboretum

UPPER POTTSGROVE PA – A pandemic-compliant Halloween observance – one in which guests will be socially distanced and treats are distributed in a safe way – is planned Friday (Oct. 30, 2020) from 4-8 p.m. at the Althouse Arboretum, 1794 Gilbertsville Rd., according to its newsletter.

Children and adults alike are invited to attend, but the arboretum asks for a donation of just one canned good or other non-perishable food per person, which will be donated to local food pantries. In return it offers a chance for holiday revelers to “come out (and) walk around to our different staff members in costume, waiting to give away treats in a very safe and friendly way!”

Parents Wrestling With School Stress? Here’s Help

Parents Wrestling With School Stress? Here's Help

POTTSTOWN PA – Helping parents navigate through the stress of their children’s academic year is the goal of a virtual town hall event hosted by Community Health & Dental Care of Pottstown on Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2020) at 5:30 p.m. on the Zoom online conferencing platform. The event is free and open to the public. Register online, here.

Titled “Finding Family Balance: Navigating through Stress,” features behavioral health consultants Lisa Hallahan and Meghan Brown. They intend to discuss addressing stress related to virtual learning, and helping families apply effective coping skills to deal with stress. Questions are welcomed, and can be asked in advance at registration to be answered during the session.

For more information, call Marketing & Promotions Officer Jennifer O’Donnell at 610-326-9460 Ext. 215, or send her an e-mail at jodonnell@ch-dc.org.

Graphic from Community Health & Dental Care

Pottstown CARES Costume Party Fund-Raising for Shelter

POTTSTOWN PA – Students in the Pottstown School District and at The Hill School are again uniting for the community’s benefit, this time in creating a Halloween-themed fund-raiser that focuses on providing shelter for the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve create an online costume contest that involves donations of only $5 through Saturday (Oct. 31, 2020) at midnight, but can yield big results.

Pottstown CARES Costume Party Fund-Raising for Shelter

The students are working with Ministries at Main Street, 60 N. Hanover St., to help provide people without homes with shelter from the cold. During the 2020-2021 winter season, Ministries predicts housing one person for a week will cost about $500. Just 100 contributors at $5 each can cover that need, and more will benefit as more participate.

So the students, members of the Pottstown CARES – Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Empowerment, and Sustainability – group, have created their costume party with a $5 entry fee, with prizes for best costumes. Here’s how it works:

  • Dress up in your best Halloween costume, and take a photo.
  • Donate $5 (or more, if you’re able!) at the Pottstown CARES GoFundMe site, here. Take a photo of your receipt, too.
  • Email both the costume and receipt photos to pottstowncaresevents@gmail.com. Now you’re entered! There is no limit to the number of times you can enter, but each entry should have a separate email.
  • Next, share and challenge your friends and family to participate!
  • Track all entries at their special Instagram site, @pottstowncareshalloween. Entries are subject to approval before being posted to the site.

The prizes – special Trick-or-Treat baskets – will be awarded and delivered to winners in these categories: Most Creative, Scariest, Funniest, Least Creative, Best Duo, and Best Overall.

“Happy Halloween, and thank you in advance for showing Pottstown CARES by helping the homeless in our community,” the group said.

Graphic from Pottstown CARES

Want an Edge in Your Small Business? Try the Expo

POTTSTOWN PA – Members of the Pottstown-based SCORE Tri-County chapter are urging entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses to attend the virtual Small Business Expo scheduled for Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2020) from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. as an online-only event. The expo is billed as the Philadelphia area’s largest business networking and education event.

Registration and virtual attendance is free. The show includes a virtual booth staffed by SCORE mentors who will be available to answer questions. Register here.

Those who attend will be able to meet with exhibitors who claim to offers innovative products and services to help build your business; meet with and draw inspiration from other successful business owners, and find colleagues and competitors by connecting with other industry-related participants available online.

Virtual Programs from Royersford for Kids, Teens

ROYERSFORD PA – Six different virtual programs for children and teens are scheduled at various times between Monday (Oct. 26, 2020) and Oct. 30 (Friday) by the Royersford Free Public Library, 200 S. 4th Ave., on the Zoom conferencing platform, its newsletter announced. Have questions? Call the library at (610) 948-7277 or send it an e-mail to royevents@mclinc.org.

Each program requires separate Zoom registrations. They include:

Pumpkin Discovery Fun
Monday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Discover all the ins-and-outs of pumpkins with Ms. Pam as she dissects a pumpkin LIVE ON CAMERA! Listen to stories about pumpkins, learn about how pumpkin seeds grow, then help her decorate this wonderful orange fruit.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuceiqqTgoGdzE_dFf-nyluiyYeCHr0qVX

Makin’ Music
Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Dan presents an interactive virtual program that provides music enrichment and fun with rhythm and movement for children ages 0–6.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkfuyvpzMrH9RTObMAKhHSwTv5x3I46GTi

Children’s Yoga
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. Learn about yoga and practice some poses with an instructor from Theraplay. This program is designed for ages 5–9.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodO2qqTsuHNSQTWRfaFe8Ov0s2MboSEl6

Bone Detectives
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. What happens when a skeleton is discovered? How do scientists use bones to solve crimes? Learn about the role of forensic anthropology in criminal investigation and find out what can be learned from examining skeletal remains. This program will be presented by Marcy Engleman from the Mütter Museum.
Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIof–tpjMrHtYK8PBMFGBasrcYTpTwhIu4

Halloween Teen Trivia Game
Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Teens ages 12-18 are invited to show off their knowledge of spooky season during our virtual Halloween Trivia Game. Categories will include costumes, candy, popular movies, and history.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocu2sqjItG9fg7IBFj69u5FGn5CNcy_B1

Monster Mash Story Time
Friday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Pam for a Halloween-themed story time full of dancing, games, and stories in this Zoom program for children of all ages.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwudeCtqTIvEtaf8Pa8kaQdIRDqw1sCXHob