Pottstown, PA – On Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a paper marbling workshop, giving visitors a hands-on experience learning the art of paper marbling.
In this class, taught by Ramon Townsend of the Colonial Bindery, students will learn the art of paper marbling by designing colors on a base fluid and transferring the design to paper. Students will have the time to create 20-25 sheets of marbled paper.
Ages 14 and older are welcomed. There is a materials fee of $65 per person. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Class size is limited to 10 participants on a first-come first-serve basis. Pre-registration and payment are required by February 1, 2017. Pre-register by calling 610-326-4014.
Regular museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Tours are given on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm. The site is closed Mondays and major holidays. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610-326-4014.
Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Blue Bell, Pa.— Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) Center for Workforce Development is partnering with the Hay Group to offer an Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI) Workshop on Thursday, June 25. The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The cost is $495, which includes continental breakfast and light lunch networking opportunities. Space is limited to 25 participants. For information and to register, visit mc3.edu/ei.
According to Hay Group research, emotional intelligence is twice as important as cognitive abilities in predicting outstanding employee performance. Once an individual is made aware of his or her abilities and limitations, one can increase his or her emotional and social intelligence by following a step-by-step process and personal development plan, which participants in the ESCI workshop will receive.
Once registered, participants will receive a link to complete an online 360 assessment, which must be done by June 14. At the workshop, participants will receive personalized, confidential assessment reports.
The ESCI Workshop is designed to equip leaders and managers with the skills necessary for them to become effective, emotionally intelligent leaders. Participants will gain new understanding of themselves, as well as increased confidence in their ability to work with others. Content is based on the work of psychologist Daniel Goleman, a pioneer in the study of emotional intelligence, and combines 60 years of Hay Group research that links leadership behaviors with business results.
William Tredwell, in partnership with psychologist and author Daniel Goleman, has helped develop Hay Group’s Emotional Intelligence assessment tools, and will lead the June 25 workshop at MCCC. Tredwell has also trained more than 1,000 practitioners to use the tools in their organizations. He has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries in all parts of the world.
Pottstown, PA – On Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Pottsgrove Manor will host a workshop on the basics of weaving linen tape on a box loom.
The class will be taught by Eleanor Bittle, who has been active in preserving local history for many years and continues to participate in the Goschenhoppen Folk Festival each year. She has researched colonial-era tape making for nearly four decades, earning her the nickname of “The Tape Lady.” In this hands-on workshop, Ms. Bittle will explain the history and uses of woven tape and teach the fundamentals of the tape loom: pattern design, warping the loom, and weaving.
This workshop is open to adults and children ages 12 and up. There is a materials fee of $30 per person for the workshop that includes threads, instructions, and lunch. Participants may bring their own (unwarped) tape loom or purchase a cardboard loom for an additional $15 per person. Class size is limited to 10 to ensure individual instruction. Registration and payment are required by March 27, 2015. Please note: Cancellations given before March 27, 2015 will receive a full refund. Cancellations given after March 27, 2015 will not be refunded.
Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department. Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours begin on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at http://www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor.
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Green Lane, PA – Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft programs on Sunday November 16, 2014 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.
At 10:00am join the staff for a “Pine Cone Wreath” workshop. Wreaths will be pre-made by the staff,
but participants can create their own masterpiece by decorating with local nuts, pods, and seeds.
At 1:00pm join the staff for a “Holiday Centerpiece” workshop. Make a beautiful centerpiece for the
holiday table using local cones, nuts, and pods.
Both workshops are suitable for ages 12 to adult. There is an $8.00 materials fee per person per
workshop. If possible, please bring a hot-glue gun. If not, there are several loaners to borrow.
Preregistration is required. Please call 215-234-4528 to preregister. Participants are welcome to sign
up for one or both workshops.
For information, please contact Kevin Crilley, Environmental Educator, Region II, Montgomery County Department of Assets and Infrastructure, Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, at 215-234-4528 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Lane Park is located at 2144 Snyder Road in Green Lane, PA 18054. Visit Green Lane Park
online at http://www.montcopa.org/greenlanepark.
Have a hand in preparing—and eating—colonial chocolate dishes in this hands-on workshop. Foodways historian Deborah Peterson of Deborah Peterson’s Pantry will teach participants how to prepare authentic chocolate “receipts” in Pottsgrove Manor’s reconstructed 18th-century kitchen. Participants will receive a booklet of all the recipes prepared during the workshop.
The workshop is open to participants ages 12 and up. There is a $50 fee per person. Spaces are limited, and registration and payment are required by February 7th. Workshop attendees should wear comfortable clothing and bring an apron and a sack lunch. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held Saturday, February 18th. A printable registration form is available at http://historicsites.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor. Call the site at 610.326.4014 to register or for more information.
Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Department.
Regular museum hours are: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tours are given on the hour; last tour of the day begins as 3:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610.326.4014.
For more information and a full calendar of events, visit us on the web at http://historicsites.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor.
Family Services Project ECO Workshop: Customer Service for Nonprofits
Family Services Project ECO is pleased to offer TCN members a FREE capacity building workshop, Customer Service for Nonprofits, on July 15, 2011 in collaboration with Penn State Cooperative Extension. In a nonprofit organization the recipients of good customer service include program participants, volunteers, donors, and the general public. Participants who attend this workshop will learn why customer service is important to their organization and how to deal more effectively with multiple customer groups, including those from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and economic circumstances. Participants will strengthen verbal and non-verbal communication skills through role play and situation analysis and learn how customer service impacts marketing an organization.
For more information about this free workshop and other capacity-building services for eligible nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County, please contact Alicia Verleysen, Project ECO Community Liaison, at 610-630-2111, Ext. 229 or email@example.com.
Domestic Violence Through A Trauma Lens Workshop
Friday, July 15, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
North Penn Community Health Foundation,
2506 N Broad Street, Suite 206
Colmar, PA 18915
A workshop for mental health professionals who work with persons who have been or who are being victimized by domestic violence.
Registration must be received by Friday, July 8, 2011
Please complete and submit the attached registration form to Minna Davis at 610-277-1860 ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 15, 2009 Sue Repko, Positively!Pottstown blogger
Positively!Pottstown, a community blog dedicated to promoting Pottstown, is offering two $100 scholarships for an upcoming Small Business Workshop Series taught by members of Pottstown SCORE. Positively Pottstown scholarships are available to anyone who is already running a business in Pottstown or who is planning to open a business in Pottstown.
“I wanted to offer something specific to the small business entrepreneur who is trying to make it in Pottstown,” said Sue Repko, founder of the community blog that promotes Pottstown. “I guess it’s a holiday gift to a couple of deserving business owners to start 2011 off on the right foot.”
SCORE is the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a nonprofit association sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Association. Course instructors are experienced practitioners who teach practical, real-life skills and strategies for those interested in starting a business or learning how to run their business better. By attending a SCORE workshop, entrepreneurs will also be introduced to a network of supportive professionals who want to see you succeed. “The folks at SCORE have been great to work with. They’re such a valuable resource, and they’re right in town,” added Repko.
The next workshop series will be held on January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2011. Registration begins at 6:45 pm for all workshops, which then run from 7-9:30 pm. The course includes a manual on preparing a business plan.
January 10 – Sources of Information, and the Tax and Legal Implications of the Different Legal Structures
January 17 – The Business Plan and The Business Loan
January 24 – Sources of Market Information and Marketing
January 31 – It’s All About Profit
For more detail, visit SCORE’s website at www.pottstownscore.org.
Please note: The January workshops will be held at the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Conference Center, 152 E. High Street, Suite 360, Pottstown, PA 19464
To be considered for a scholarship, please fill out the application below or visit www.PositivelyPtown.com. Applicants must also write a few paragraphs about their current business or business plans, and include some information about their past business/work experience. They do not need to submit a résumé.
SCORE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2011
Positively!Pottstown $100 scholarships for SCORE workshops are available to anyone who is running a business in Pottstown or planning to open a business in Pottstown.
Please type or print clearly:
Address:__________________________ Mobile: ____________________
City:_____________________________ E-mail: _____________________
State: ________________ Zip:________ Website: ____________________
Business Name:____________________ Phone:______________________
Address:__________________________ Mobile: _____________________
City:_____________________________ E-mail: _____________________
State: ________________ Zip:_______ Website: ____________________
The following information must accompany the application:
□ Write 2-3 paragraphs about your current business or your business plans; include some information about your past business/work experience. You do NOT need to submit a résumé.
□ Is your business or proposed business located in the Borough of Pottstown? Circle one: Yes No
□ Would you be willing to be quoted in future press releases about SCORE workshops or the Positively!Pottstown scholarship? Please note: This is NOT required to receive the scholarship. Circle one: Yes No
□ I certify that the information provided in this application is true & complete.
Signature________________________ Date ________________________
Positively Pottstown Blog
P.O. Box 1509
Pottstown, PA 19464
Must be postmarked or received via e-mail by: December 28, 2010
(Scholarships are non-transferable. Recipients will receive a certificate good for the January 2011 Small Business Workshop Series, including manual.)