Calendar of events
Sept. 14 Chicken Chat - The Human/ Chicken Relationship: To be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading. Join us for an interactive program told from the perspective of the chicks. Presented by Oley Valley Feed, Inc. Free. Registration is recommended. Call 610-4069431 for further information or visit http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/ sxt/ Sept. 15 & 16
10th annual Oktoberfest: The event will kick off Friday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. offering a variety of beers for every palette. Wines from the local area and beyond will also be offered. An assortment of food vendors will be on site to satisfy every person’s taste. The event will continue on Saturday, Sept. 16 starting at 11 a.m. with family friendly entertainment, beverages, food, craft vendors, and children activities. The event will finally wind down at 9 p.m. Saturday night. Sept. 16 Breakfast: Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100 in Bally, will be serving a Pancake breakfast, including pancakes, French
toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee in the Church Fellowship hall from 7:00 - 11:00 AM. The cost is a donation. For more information check our website at <www.ballymc.org>. Sept. 17
Harvest Home Sunday: Huff’s Union Church (540 Conrad Road, Alburtis) holds its annual Harvest Home worship service at both 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services, with a contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. in the Rohrbach Chapel (across Conrad Road from the church building) Harvest Home is an in-gathering of the bounty of gardens, plus donated dried or canned goods or paper products, which will be shared with the Allentown Rescue Mission. The service focuses on what we have to be thankful for, and includes the traditional PA Dutch decorating of the worship space (corn stalks tied to support pillars in the Sanctuary, etc.) Sept. 18 AARP: New Hanover AARP meets at the New Hanover Lutheran Church, Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Optional social time with a bring-your-own bag lunch (beverage and desserts provided) is at 12:00. Entertainment
will be provided by The Shannondell Line Dancers. Meeting is at 12:45 p.m. All those age 50 and older are invited to attend. Sept. 23 Flea market, craft show and bake sale: To be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Space is available by contacting Eileen Haring at 610754-6046. Reservations and payment must be received by 9⁄20. No requests will be taken after this time. Sept. 30
Community Day: To be hosted by Upper Frederick Twp. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., rain or Shine. Meet community leaders, heroes & friends! Free doc. shredding, petting zoo, pony rides, clown, obstacle course moonbounce, candy cannon, laser tag, giant hamster ball, face painting, rock wall and bungee trampoline! Chili Cook-off (pre-registration required), kid’s crafts, used book sale, free raffles for great prizes, good food and more! Live Music by Country Singer “Kendal Conrad” and Live Band “The Devils and Mrs. Jones.” 3205 Big Road, Zieglerville, PA. Volunteers welcome! Call 610-754-6436 or visit www.upperfrederick.com for info. Breakfast: Pancake Breakfast to benefit Relay for Life, Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Event to be held from 8-11 a.m. Menu: all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice and apple juice. Cost: a free will donation to our Relay For Life Team: Calvary United Cancer Crusaders Announcements Civics for Grownups September 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 & 7:30 to 8:30 PM Clay on Main Studio and Gallery 313 Main Street, Oley (parking in Frieden’s United Church lot) A non-partisan seminar in two one-hour sessions to help adults better understand how our government is supposed to work, recognize when it works differently than designed, and take the active role necessary to ‘own our government’ the way we should. Ages 16 and older. Free admission. Registration at https:// www.civicsforgrownups.org/ scheduleandregistration Cub Scout Recruiting Hawk Mountain Council B.S.A. announces the following dates and locations for Cub Scout recruiting. Open to all boys age 5 to 11. If you can not make any of the dates listed call Hawk Mountain Council at 610-926-3406. -Exeter School District; Wednesday, Sept. 20, Reiffton Middle School cafeteria 7-8:30 pm -Antietam School District; Wednesday, Sept. 6, Mt. Penn Elementary School 7-8:30 pm -Daniel Boone School District; Thursday, Sept. 14, Middle School cafeteria 7-8:30pm -Brandywine Heights School District; Wednesday, Sept. 6, Brandywine Heights Elementary School 7-8:30pm -Boyertown School District; Thursday, Sept. 7, Boyertown Area Sr. High School 7-8:30 -Oley School District; Wednesday, Sept. 27, Oley Valley Elementary School 7-8:30 Attendees Wanted for Constitution Class: A Constitution class will be held at St. Paul’s UMC starting Sept 11 and is open to the public. Held every Monday starting at 6pm and will last 10 weeks. The class is free except for $7 charge for text book. To register or get more
details, please contact Margaret Kennedy at (610) 582-4655. Location: 1136Geigertown Road, Birdsboro.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Send calendar items to rblanchard@ berksmontnews.com. For questions call 610-8500258.