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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.

An­nounce­ments

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 doug­maden@gmail.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 boy­er­town­his­tory@de­jazzd.com. 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.

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