All-you-can-eat Soup Bowl Fundraiser at The Gallery School next Saturday

Sent in by The Gallery School…

Support your local art school and beat the winter chill at the same time!

Soup Bowl Fundraiser
Saturday, February 18 from 12-3pm
All you can eat!

Join us for a delicious, beat-the-winter-chill event! You will be able to choose a handcrafted ceramic bowl and then fill it with your choice of homemade soup. Bread, beverages and homemade desserts will round off your lunch.

We will have a nice variety of soups to sample, made by our members and volunteers, and donated by local restaurants. (Vegetarian soups will be included in the selection.) Have fun sampling every option, or fill up on your favorite!

Vegetarian * Italian potato * black bean * chili * stew * tomato * French onion * broccoli cheese * and many more!
Tickets are only $15 and all proceeds benefit the non-profit Gallery School of Pottstown. There will be a limtied number of tickets available for sale at the door, so be sure to buy your ticket today! Tickets can be purchased online (or through the orange PayPal button below.)

When you finish your soup, be sure to take some time to see our Winter Member Show: “Baby, it’s cold outside!”. This fun show is all about contrasts: warm and cold, tropical paradise and winter wonderland.


The Gallery School of Pottstown

@ Gallery on High
254 E.High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464

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Reminder: Elks Lodge #814 putting on “Love Letters” this Saturday

There’s an addition to this evening of drama & dessert at the Elks:
A Valentine’s Day basket of cheer will be raffled at the close of “Love Letters” with the funds being donated to the Elks Lodge 814.
Love Letters
John and Nancy Dolan
to benefit
61 High Street
Saturday  –  February 11, 2012  –  8:00 p.m.  –  $22.00
Reservations:  610-326-3258
Complimentary coffee and dessert at Intermission
Produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 

The perfect gift is waiting for your Valentine at the Gallery on High

The Gallery on High is the perfect place to find that truly unique and thoughtful gift
for your Valentine. They carry an amazing selection of local art as well as glass, pottery, jewelry and more. Plus you can feel good, knowing your purchase goes to support their mission of making the arts accessible to all the members of our community.

You can find these lampworked heart necklaces by artist Tari Zarka, plus much more, during normal business hours: Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4:30pm and Saturday from 10am-3pm. The Gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday.

The Gallery School of Pottstown
@ Gallery on High
254 E. High Street
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464


They’ll be struttin’ in the aisles at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown!  It’s singing and dancing at the Fats Waller musical show AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’.  There are only two weekends to see this musical, which runs from Friday, February 10th through Sunday, February 19th.  Tickets are selling fast, so get your tickets now while there is still time!

Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical, the comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway’s best! The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin’ new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Join our five performers as they present an evening of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller’s view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.  Parental guidance is suggested for this show.

Performances run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays 3 PM.  Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $13 for children 12 and under.  Tickets may be purchased at, or at the door the night of the show if available.  As always, there are discounts for groups of 10 or more.  Check our website, or call the theater at 610-970-1199 for more information.

There is plenty of excitement ahead, with “Toys In The Attic”, “Farragut North”, performances by the Melange Contemporary Dance Company and the Senior Follies, all leading up to our June musical “Hairspray”.  There’s something for everyone at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center!

Village Productions is a dynamic performing arts organization founded in 2001 by a dedicated team of performing artists, arts educators, and area residents who dreamed of creating new and highly accessible performing arts opportunities for the community.  Village Productions seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and educational opportunities geared toward a diverse audience.  You may contact Village Productions through their website at, or by telephone at 610-970-1199.

Heartland Abstract makes donations to local nonprofits for every real estate closing

Heartland Abstract, Inc., a local title company, makes a donation to either The Gallery School of Pottstown or MOSAIC Community Land Trust for every real estate closing held. Engaging Heartland Abstract for your next real estate transaction will not only get you peace of mind but also a warm feeling in your heart, knowing that a donation will be made to these Pottstown-based nonprofits.

Andrew Monastra, Esq. is one of the principals of Heartland Abstract. His office is located in the lovely Grand Review Building at 740 E. High Street. Andrew has been very supportive of both these nonprofits in other ways, especially in offering legal counsel to MOSAIC CLT to secure the property at 423 Chestnut Street for Pottstown’s first community garden. You can contact Andrew at 610-326-6300 for details.

Heartland Abstract
740 E. High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone Number:  (610) 326-6300
Fax Number:      (610) 326-8600
Email Address:


If you’re not sure what an abstract/title company does, here’s some info directly from their website:

What we can do for you…

Buying or selling a property is the largest monetary transaction most of us experience in our personal lives.  Buying or selling a property usually involves the transfer of a large sum of money.  As a buyer or seller, you want to make sure that all the conditions of the sale have been met before property and money exchange hands.  Through the years, custom has dictated that money and all related documents be transferred through a neutral third party.  Heartland Abstract, Inc. issues title policies and offers complete escrow closing services including residential, commercial and industrial in the metro Philadelphia area.

Our Services…
•  Title Insurance
•  Escrow Service
•  Title Search and Abstract
•  Ownership and Encumbrance Searches
•  Preparation of Documents:  Subordination, Affidavits, Satisfactions
•  Witness-only Closings
•  Obtaining Hazard and Mortgage Changes
•  Appraisal Referrals
•  Information on Real Estate Taxes and Homestead Exemption
•  Recommendations to Realtors and their Services
•  Assistance with Mortgage Financing and Equity Lines
•  Resolving Legal Title Issues

The Gallery on High is collecting recyclables for spring art show!

In preparation for their spring recycled art show, The Gallery on High is collecting recyclables. Here’s what they’re looking for:

Sunday newspaper coupon inserts (can be expired)
Gallon and half gallon plastic milk jugs
Plastic liquid laundry detergent bottles 
2 liter plastic soda bottles
Plastic shopping bags (colored bags preferred, i.e. blue, yellow, green)
Soda can and soup can pop tabs
Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
Old board games, especially Scrabble (missing pieces OK)
Old/broken/unwanted jewelry
Old t-shirts (all colors and sizes) 

You can drop off these items during their regular business hours: Tues-Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

*Please make sure each item is rinsed and cleaned of its original contents. 

Thank you!


“Love Letters,” a play and benefit for Pottstown Elks

When the news of this play came through, I pulled my copy off the shelf and re-read it, and it is such a delight and tragic at the same time. There are two characters – Melissa and Andy – and the entire course of their relationship is told in letters that they write to one another over the years, beginning in childhood. The letters are meant to be read from one character to the other, and the set is simple. This is an excellent choice by John and Nancy Dolan for Valentine’s Day! Why not plan to make a date night of it and support the Elks at the same time?
Love Letters
John and Nancy Dolan
to benefit
61 High Street
Saturday  –  February 11, 2012  –  8:00 p.m.  –  $22.00
Reservations:  610-326-3258
Complimentary coffee and dessert at Intermission
 Produced by special arrangement with
Dramitists Play Service, Inc. 

Great Classes Scheduled to Start at The Gallery School in February

The Gallery School of Pottstown has some great classes scheduled to start at the beginning of February – that’s next week! (Where is time flying to??)

Check out the details below on the classes. Students can register online at, over the phone at 610-326-2506, or in person at 254 E. High St. Remember classes must meet minimum enrollments in order to run. Don’t miss out—register today!

CRAFTY KIDS (ages 7-12) with Julie Tonnessen
Students will explore the three-dimensional and crafty arts in this fun 12 week class. We will work with a wide variety of mediums including mosaics, glass fusing, paper crafting, beads and more. Minimum 4 students. All supplies included. WINTER/SPRING SESSION begins Wednesday, February 1 and runs from 4:30-6pm for 12 weeks.  $150 (members), $165 (non-members).

DRAW & PAINT STUDIO with Mary Ellen Christ
Beginner through advanced students will work in various media to develop their skills in drawing and painting. Each week students will work from various studio still-life arrangements. Students are encouraged to apply different painting techniques ranging from short studies to a finished painting. Students will need to bring their own supplies. Supplies can also be purchased the first day of class. WINTER/SPRING SESSION begins February 7. Class runs Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon for 10 weeks.  $150 (members), $170 (non-members).

Students will learn the basics of wedging, centering, raising and shaping as well as slab-rolling and hand-building. Students will receive individual instruction based on their skill level. This class is limited to 10 students. Cost includes: 25lb bag of white clay, 1 bisque firing and 1 glaze firing, and all glazes. WINTER/SPRING SESSION begins February 4. Class runs Saturdays from 1-3pm for 8 weeks  $180 (member), $200 (non-member).

MOSAICS with Amy Bruckner
Learn the indirect method of creating beautiful mosaics with vitreous glass.  Make an 8 inch by 10 inch mosaic suitable for framing in a standard size frame.  This class is good for beginners and for those with some experience as well. There is a $10 materials fee, payable to your instructor at the first class.  On class days that run from 10am-3pm, we will take a  half hour lunch break. Minimum 4 students. WINTER/SPRING SESSION  Class runs Saturday, February 11 and 18 from 10am-3pm and Saturday, February 25 from 10am-1pm. $110 + supply fee (member), $120 + supply fee (non-member).

Students will learn the basics of making fused glass jewelry. We will make three dichroic glass pendants using three different fusing processes. This is a great class for jewelry makers who want to enhance their design with one-of-a-kind pendants. It is also a great introduction to the fun world of fused glass. There is a $40 fee for supplies and firing, payable to the instructor. WINTER/SPRING SESSION Thursday, February 16 from 6-9pm. $55 + supply fee (member), $60 + supply fee (non-member).

 The Gallery School of Pottstown

@ Gallery on High

254 E High Street

Pottstown PA 19464


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