Good Friday Prayer Processional at 10:30 tomorrow

The Pottstown community is invited to the annual Good Friday Prayer Processional. It will take place tomorrow Marcy 29 at 10:30 am.

Gather on the green between Zion’s United Church of Christ and Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Hanover Street.

Children and strollers welcome!

Parking is available behind the churches.

In case of rain, walking will take place inside.

A “Time for Children” with younger walkers will begin the processional.

We make this one-mile walk so we can pray together for the peace and well-being of our community and bear witness to Christ’s love for the world.

Sponsored by the Pottstown Clergy Association

Party ReduX Showcase hosts Happy Hour this Friday!

The Party ReduX hosts Positively Pottstown Happy Hour

Host: Jeffery Jackson Enterprises, Inc.

When: Friday, March 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Where: The Party ReduX Showcase, 205 E. High Street Pottstown, PA 19464
Jeffery Jackson Enterprises, Inc. welcomes us once again to

The Party ReduX Showcase

for a great

Buy All-American Red-White-Blue networking event!

Food by Baird Catering

Music by the Virtual DJ

Adult drink mixology by Deez LLC

See what Jeffery Jackson Enterprises can do for YOUR next party!

RSVP to positivelypottstown@gmail.com NOW!

Save the date! May 20th is the Cluster’s 3rd Annual Golf Outing

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2012 – PER GOLFER $110
REGISTER & PAY ONLINE AT www.pottstowncluster.org

Join fellow supporters of the PCRC and their Friends for a day of golf
and camaraderie at Hickory Valley Golf Club’s Presidential Course
one of the premier courses in our area. The outing will feature a tasty
lunch, dinner and a fun day for all.

All sponsorships and proceeds from the 2013 outing will benefit the
Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities and the many families
who seek their assistance.

Business or personal sponsorships are available, for a complete listing click here.

For Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact George Bell at 610-327-0206

New, Free Art Program for Kids at ArtFusion 19464!

Check out this innovative, FREE program and sign up by March 31st!!

Local young artists will soon get a chance to expand their drawing skills while learning about a new language. Drawing with Hebrew Letters, sponsored by Sager and Sager and The Jewish Women’s League of Congregation Mercy and Truth, will introduce students to drawing using a creative language of letters and shapes. The graphic quality of the Hebrew alphabet is the perfect inspiration for teaching language through art. Students will create with ink, paper and color, learning to express with their hands what their imaginations see.

This free program is open to artists of all faiths. No prior drawing experience or knowledge of the language is required, just a desire to learn and create. Applications can be picked up at ArtFusion’s 254 E. High St. location or downloaded from their website at artfusion19464.org. Applications are due by March 31.

ArtFusion 19464 is a 501(c)3 non-profit community art center. The school offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. ArtFusion’s gallery hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

Cityscape artist to talk at Pottstown Area Artists’ Guild meeting tomorrow

The March meeting of the Pottstown Area Artists’ Guild will be held Tuesday, March 19th, from 7 to 9 PM in the Boyer Gallery of the Hill School’s Center for the Arts located at Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown. (Plug 860 Beech Street into your GPS.)

After a short business meeting, artist Teresa Haag will present her fresh and deliberate painting approach to her “portraits” of cityscapes as she captures the energy of old buildings and streets.  She will talk about her unique approach to paint application as well as her experimentation with various materials and mediums. Check out her website here!

The meeting is free and open to the public.  You do not have to be an artist to attend.  Those simply having an interest in art are always welcomed.

Updates on PAAG’s upcoming third annual “Art on the Hill – the Pottstown Art Show” opening May 31st will also be made.  If you have any questions, or need directions, you can call Barbara Tschantre at 610-764-7586.

YMCA to hold free GARDEN FIT seminar

The Pottstown YMCA at 724 North Adams Street will hold a FREE seminar

“GARDEN FIT, Health Benefits of Gardening – Healthy Garden & Healthy You” 

on Monday March 25, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Learn how playing in the dirt has more health benefits than you can imagine…cardio, strength, creativity, tranquility, nutrition and social.

Seminar led by Holly Reinford of H & B Landscaping.

Register by March 20 by calling the Y at 610.323.7300

Victory Bank Sponsors Spring Workshop for Small Businesses

This news about upcoming workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs comes to us from Pottstown SCORE, counselors to America’s small business community.  (www.PottstownSCORE.org)

Are you an entrepreneur who would like to learn practical, real-life information on how to start and operate a business?  If so, be sure to sign up for Pottstown SCORE’s spring workshop series, “How to Start and Operate a Small Business.” This seminar, sponsored by Victory Bank, is scheduled to be presented from 7:00 to 9:30 pm on four consecutive Monday evenings beginning on April 22.  All classes will be held at the SCORE office, Suite 102 in the New York Plaza Building, 244 High Street, Pottstown. There is ample free parking in the lot behind the building.  Use the entrance from the parking lot to access the SCORE office.

This workshop series, presented by SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is for those who are considering starting a business as well as those who are currently operating a small business.  All courses are taught by experienced members of SCORE and outside practitioners recognized as experts in their specific fields.

The workshop sessions are as follows:

  1. Sources of Information and the Legal, Tax and Accounting Considerations in setting up a business, April 22
  2. The Business Plan and the Business Loan, April 29
  3. Sources of Market Information, Marketing, May 6
  4. It’s All About Profit, May 13

The instructors for this workshop series are local business partners and experienced SCORE counselors.  Tap into their expertise to gain practical, real-life information on how to start and operate a small business.  The instructors are as follows:  Scott Cass, Owner, eScott Marketing, LLC; Don Havas, President of Applied Technology and Sciences, Inc; Jeff Kofsky, President of Higher Vision Coaching and Counseling; Laurie Kercher, Vice President and Commercial Relationships Manager of the Victory Bank, Wyomissing office; David Megay, Esq., Attorney with O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei; Scott Rakowski, CPA of Rakowski and Company; Ralph Clemmer, chairman of the Board of Evans-Hauseman& Richard, Inc.; Carolyn Wiker, Head of Adult Services at the Pottstown Public Library.

Registration begins at 6:45 pm, and all classes start promptly at 7:00 pm.

Each session costs $25.  A manual on preparing a business plan will be available for $20.  A special price of $100 is offered for the 4 classes as a package, and this includes the manual.  As an added bonus, there is a 50% discount off the workshop fee for each additional person. Victory Bank customers have an opportunity to apply for a free scholarship for the workshop by contacting the bank.

This has been an extremely successful and well-attended workshop.  Early paid reservations guarantee a seat.  For more information or to register, call the Pottstown SCORE office at 610-327-2673 or register online at www.pottstownscore.org.

 

Check out opening night NY Deli-style Reception at Steel River TONIGHT!

At the official opening of Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers at Steel River Playhouse this Friday, stars will align. Limerick native Lisa Waltz, a member of Steel River’s Board of Directors, and her family’s Limerick-based Waltz Golf Farm and Turtle Creek Golf Course, are sponsoring the New York-deli-style Opening Night Reception.

Lisa’s busy schedule as an stage, film and television actor keeps her from attending.  However, Lost in Yonkers Director, and Lisa’s Broadway co-star and friend, Brian Drillinger, will be signing autographs at the Reception and all four performances this weekend.   Performances start with the Thursday, March 7, 7:30PM preview.

Lisa and Brian were on Broadway together in Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, and again joined forces for the National Tour, and the feature film version. In fact, it was Lisa who first introduced Brian, her LA neighbor, to Steel River Playhouse to direct Almost, Maine. By the way, 30 lucky audience members will win free passes to miniature golf or Steel River T-shirts.  Lost in Yonkers will be performed Thursdays through Sundays from March 7-24.  More information and tickets at http://www.steelriver.org or call 610.970-1199.

Planning Information

Steel River is located at 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. Visit http://www.steelriver.org or call 610.970.1199.

Lost in Yonkers will be performed Thursdays through Sundays from March 7-24

  • Thursdays, March 7, 14 and 21 at 7:30PM
  • Fridays, March 8, 15, 22 at 8:00PM
  • Saturdays, March 9, 16, 23 at 8:00PM
  • Sundays, March 10, 17, 24 at 3:00PM

Ticket prices

  • Thursdays – $20-$15
  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – $23-$17
  • Groups of 10 or more – $3 off per ticket
  • Buy online or at box office – same price

Special Events

Friday, March 7th – Opening Night Reception with the cast and crew!

Sunday, March 10 – Talkback with the cast and crew – an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and discuss the play.

About Brian Drillinger, Director

Brian played “Stan” in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs on Broadway, in the feature film, and in the National Tour, and in the National Tour of Broadway Bound.  He originated the role of Jason Posner in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit at South Coast Repertory (also Seattle Repertory and the Alley Theatre in Houston), among many other regional lead acting credits.  Television credits include: The Agency, Wings, Life Goes On, Reasonable Doubts, and General Hospital. Brian starred opposite Sally Kirkland in the indie feature Starry Night, and Janeane Garofalo in I Shot a Man in Vegas.

Brian co-wrote, produced and stars in the feature film version of How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the LA Indie Awards 2006. The film also stars Jason Alexander, Kimberly Williams, Rob Estes, Ron Perlman and Esai Morales.  Recently, he produced and stars in Hello Herman, which premiered at the 2012 Hollywood Film Festival.

Brian is a founder and the Creative Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, CA, home of the Acting Studio at Edgemar (formerly the Larry Moss Studio). He teaches classes in scene study, cold reading, voice, on-camera, voice, and accent reduction. As a visiting artist he has taught classes in voice and scene study in Melbourne, AU and for Steel River. Judy Kerr lists him as a “Recommended Acting Coach” in the industry guidebook, Acting Is Everything.

He directed the first Edgemar benefit event that was hosted by Jason Alexander and included  Hilary Swank, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sally Kellerman, Chad Lowe and many others.  Also at Edgemar, Brian directed The House of Yes, Chip Chop and It Must be Him. Other directing credits include Almost, Maine for the Steel River Playhouse in PA and at the Gasworks Theatre in Melbourne, AU, and The Dreamer Examines his Pillow at The Complex in Los Angeles, CA.

About Steel River Playhouse

Formerly Tri-County Performing Arts Center (Tri-PAC), Steel River Playhouse, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable education and performance facility that is a key component of the revitalization of downtown Historic Pottstown. Steel River seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and education for diverse audiences.  Each year, Steel River Playhouse produces more than 90 performances and hosts more than 10,000 people as audiences, students, artists, donors and volunteers from throughout the region.  It offers performance opportunities through open auditions; theater technical training; acting, voice, and instrumental lessons; classes and workshops for all ages; summer camp programs; and educational outreach including scholarships, artists in the classroom, traveling children’s shows, study guides, and other audience engagement initiatives. For further information, visit http://www.steelriver.org, or call 610-970-1199.

 

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