Calendar of events
Jan. 5 The Boyertown Lions Club: will hold their dinner meeting at the Gilbertsville Fire Company, 1454 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville at 6:30p.m.. This will be our monthly board meeting. All members are welcome. Homemade Apple Dumplings: Huff’s Church Youth Group, Hereford Township. To order call Deb Bortz at 610-679-4834 by Jan. 14. Pick up is Jan. 21 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 15 The Boyertown Area Historical Society: will lay a wreath on the graves of the 25 unidentified victims of the tragic Opera House fire at the Fairview Cemetery, W. Philadelphia Ave, Boyertown, on Sunday, January 15 at 1 PM to commemorate that heartbreaking event in 1908 that killed 170 people. The public is invited, and descendants of those victims are encouraged to share family memories passed down through the years. Jan. 15 The Boyertown Lions Club: Basket/Purse Bingo will be held at the Keystone Fire Company, Walnut & Spring St., Boyertown. Doors open at 1 p.m.. Play starts at 2 p.m. Admission gives you 20 games of bingo. Additional special games may be purchased. Door Prizes. Refreshments will be sold. For advance tickets call Judy at 610-5971576 or contact any Lions Club member. Walk-ins Welcome.
Sponsored by the Boyertown Lions Club. Jan. 17 “Foundations of Investing” Joint Seminar: with CPA Barbara Akins at Sanatoga Ridge Community, Jan. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Sanatoga Ridge Community, 2461 E High St., Pottstown, PA 19464 Events at Boyertown Area Multi-Service The Center at Spring Street, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, PA 19512 Jan. 5, 1-2 p.m.
Meet the Mummer: Lee Ford, Good Timers Comic Division, Southside Shooters Brigadwill offer a brief history of the Mummers while wearing his 2017 New Year’s Day costume! He will bring several authentic Mummers’ costumes and Center members and guests will have the opportunity to try a costume on and try out their Mummers’ strut. Anyone 55 years of age or older is welcome to attend. Those wishing to also join us for lunch on the day of the tournament should call the Center at least two days in advance to make a meal reservation and plan to be present at 11:30 a.m. for the meal. The suggested meal donation is $2.50 Jan. 10, 6-9p.m. BINGO Nite: open to the public. The doors open at 4 p.m. with refreshments available for purchase. We offer hamburgers
and hot dogs, soup, chips, a variety of candy, ice cream and desserts. Bingo begins at 6p.m. and prizes include meat, grocery, and small money prizes. A 50⁄50 is played and door prizes are also given out during the evening. Admission is charged . All Center members receive a free card with their Center membership card. For more information, please call the Center at 610-367-2313. Jan. 1,10-11a.m. Educational Program: “Cold vs Flu” by Beth Hiriak, Southeastern Home Health Services. Educational programs are free of charge. Anyone 55 years of age or older is welcome to attend. Jan. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Coupons for a Cause: open to the public. Help us support our troops! Military families stationed overseas can use expired coupons to purchase items in the Commissary. Through generous donations from the community, we have coupons! We just need people of all ages to help clip, sort and total these coupons! Thanks to a generous donation by The Boyertown American Legion – Charles B. Yerger Post 471 to cover the cost of postage we have the funds available to ship those coupons! We just need the people power to get the coupons ready. We’ll have areas set up around the room — you can choose to clip, sort and/or total. We’ll provide everything you’ll need! Jan. 12, 1-2 p.m. Musical Entertainment: Jeff Krick – Elvis Tribute Artist. Entertainment programs are free of charge. Anyone 55 years of age or older is invited to attend. Those wishing to also join us for lunch on that day should call the Center at 610- 367-2313 at least two days in advance to make a meal reservation and plan to be present at 11:30 a.m. for the meal. Jan. 13, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday Nite Dance: “The ChasBand” The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments are available to purchase. Admission is charged. Anyone 55 years of age or older is invited to attend.
Toastmasters: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills and Confidence with the Gilbertsville Toastmasters - visit our meetings on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. We meet in classroom 205 at the New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville PA 19525. For information, email Doug Maden at email@example.com or visit our website <www.kstoastmaster.org>. Garden Club: Pottstown Area Garden Club meeting held the first Friday of every month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. For amateurs interested in all aspects of gardening. Contact 610-327-2235. Boyertown Historical Society: The society hosts monthly
programs open to the public on the first Wednesday of the month, October through June, at 7 p.m. in the museum. See the EVENTS tab online for program announcements. For information about group tours, educational programs and membership, contact the Collections Director at 610-367-522 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Edward Jones Breakfast Club: is the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9 a.m. Saville’s Diner, 830 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. Sponsored by Edward Jones Investments. Edward Jones Lunch Club: is the last Wednesday of each month. 11:30 a.m. lunch, seminar 12-1 p.m. Gatsby’s at the Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 N. Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown. Sponsored by Edward Jones Investments.
Haunted Boyertown: Introducing the first walkless Haunted and Historical tours around Boyertown, ride the Eerie Limited on the Colebrookdale Railroad. Enjoy Tales of Haunted Boyertown along with stories of Tragedy and Terror on the Colebrookdale Railroad. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, second Friday of each month, 6:30 p.m., through December. Dining car will be open on some trips. Contact 610-367-0200 or 866-2894021 toll free, or e-mail info@ colebrookdalerailroad.com for more information. Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Dr, Reading, PA 19606 www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/ Children’s programs To register for programs: come to the library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading or call 610-4069431. Toddler Story Time: Ages 12-36 months, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Sleepytime Story Time: All ages, Wednesdays, 7p.m. Preschool Story Time: Ages 3-5 with outside activities weather permitting, Thursdays at 10 a.m. Baby Lapsit: Infants to walking, Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Oley Library events
Storytime: Preschool Story Time with Miss Mary Lou Parry is Back! Join us every Friday at 10:30 a.m. All school year long for a special story time hour with retired Oley kindergarten teacher, Miss Parry.
Craft Night: Craft Nights will be the first Tuesday of the month all fall! Lego Club: Join us for Lego club after school hours.