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6 - COMMUNITYCOURIER - Morgantown/Honey Brook Edition - August 14, 2019

Community Calendar and may enjoy coffee, tea, and/or breakfast. The community is invited to participate. TOPS Meeting TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss support group, will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at The Torch Community Center, located in the Clock Tower Plaza in Morgantown. For more information, call Sally at 610-286-6748. Guests may attend one meeting without joining. All are welcome. Support Group Green Hills Manor at The Heritage, the personal and memory care community on the campus of The Heritage of Green Hills, will host its monthly support group for caregivers of individuals suffering from dementia, as well as other debilitating diseases. The caregiver support group will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the session is free and open to the public. The support group will be conducted by trained Alzheimer’s Association facilitators and held

at Green Hills Manor, which is located at 10 Tranquility Lane, Shillington, just off Morgantown Road/Route 10 across from the Flying Hills Golf Course. For more information, contact Melissa Oley at 484-755-3228 or Lunch And Learn A Lunch and Learn program will be offered on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Bingaman Nature Center, located at 2843 Hill Road, Reading. Attendees, who should bring their own lunches, will learn the history of Antietam Lake Park through a PowerPoint presentation. This program is being presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-3748839 or visit www.county Retirement Seminar Honey Brook Community Library, 687 Compass Road (Route 10), Honey Brook, will present a retirement seminar on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. Helpers will be available to answer questions about how to plan for retirement. Registration is required. To register or for more information, readers may call the library at 610-273-3303 or email Jennifer Spade, library director, at EWC Water Walk The Elverson Walking Club (EWC) will hold its annual afternoon water walk on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Warwick County Park, Knauertown. Community members are invited to attend. The group will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the park’s main parking area. Attendees will take part in a 3mile hike around the park, crossing two streams that will require hikers to be prepared to wade across them. The first crossing is usually a shallow crossing but the second, fording French

Creek, will be deeper. Participants should bring water shoes, a hiking stick, a snack and a beverage. Pets will be welcome. For more information, contact hike leader Clyde Godschall at 610-913-0284 or at 610-413-6281 on the day of the event. For GPS users, the park’s address is 251 County Park Road, Pottstown. Clothing Closet The Anchored by Grace mobile clothing closet, which offers free clothing and accessories to people in need, will be stationed in the parking lot at the Twin Valley Food Pantry, located at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St., Morgantown, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27. In addition, Anchored by Grace will present a back-toschool event at Morgantown Community Church, 4221 Main St., Elverson, on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each visiting student will receive a book bag with school supplies and toiletries. The students must be present to receive a book bag. For more information or to donate clothing or school supplies, email contact@AnchoredBy or call 484-525-0803. More information is also available at “Flying Fur” Screening LaMancha Animal Rescue and Flying Fur Rescue will present an outdoor screening of the documentary “Flying Fur” on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. at the Waynebrook Inn, routes 322 and 10, Honey Brook. Flying Fur pilot Paul Steklenski and Woody, stars of the film, will be in attendance. Ticket sales will be split between both rescues. Additional donations will be accepted for the rescues. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit ing-fur-screenings-calendar.

Community Invited

Festival Sat., August 17 • 4pm-7pm p • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • Chicken Corn Soup • Ice Cream w/Peaches & Homemade Cake All By Donation

Quarts of Chicken Corn Soup $8.00/quart at the church

Honey Brook United Methodist Church 4510 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook

610-273-9548 Can call to order soup ahead of time. Leave message


meeting is open to guests for a nominal fee. For more information, visit NAMI Meeting The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Chester County will meet on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Recovery Center, 825 Paoli Pike, West Chester. Attendees will view a film “God Knows Where I Am,” a documentary about Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother, who suffered from severe bi-polar disorder with psychosis. The film poses many provocative questions, including the civil liberties of the mentally ill. A full description of the film is available at Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the website or email Breakfast With The Bible Alan Lindsay, senior warden of the Church of Saint Mary at Calvary in Elverson, will host Breakfast With the Bible on Friday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 a.m. at the Morgantown Coffee House, 4997 N. Twin Valley Road, Elverson. Attendees should bring a Bible


The Community Calendar is a weekly feature of the Community Courier. Local clubs, civic organizations, nonprofit agencies, schools, etc., that would like to have events or meeting date information published, should contact the Community Courier in writing at least two weeks before the event. No items will be accepted over the phone. Send news releases to Engle Publishing Company, Community Courier, P.O. Box 500, Mount Joy, PA 17552 or fax them to 717-892-6024. Calendar items can also be emailed to For more information, call 800-8001833, ext. 7592. Quilt Guild Calico Cutters Quilt Guild will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the Goshen Fire Company, 1320 Park Ave., West Chester. Speaker Jane Sassaman will present “Under the Influence.” Sassaman will talk about the visual and philosophical ideas that have influenced her work and herself. As this month’s charity project, school supplies are being collected for Head Start students. The

Nursing Executive from pg 5 Geisinger’s most medically complex patients. She has held various senior leadership roles, including serving as chief administrative officer at Geisinger Health Plan, where she oversaw the delivery of health services to members, providers and the community. Tomcavage earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bloomsburg State University and her master’s degree in nursing from Misericordia University. She has coauthored numerous publications on patient-centered primary care, diabetes, disease management and the expanded role of nursing in health care. Tomcavage was the first Geisinger nurse to receive the Pennsylvania Nightingale Award for clinical excellence in an advanced nursing role. She is an active member in several professional societies and has served in various leadership roles in the American Nurse Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Alliance of Community Health Plans. Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, readers may visit or connect with the organization on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Janet Tomcavage

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