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Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. at the Community Park, 3131 Seisholtzville Road, Hereford Township, sponsored by the Park and Rec Commission of Hereford Township. Boys and girls age 2 to 5 are invited to attend and to bring a bag or basket to collect the over 500 eggs that will be hidden in the park. Rain date is March 25.
Easter Story Egg Hunt: 1 p.m., Huff’s Church, 540 Conrad Rd, Alburtis. Come to Church entrance and be guided through story of Jesus’ week before Easter. Free gift and hunt eggs. Rain or shine. March 24 Greek Easter Bread and Pastry Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading. Also available for purchase are honey balls, homemade vegetable soup, candy by the “Candy Lady” and various gifts and crafts.
March 25 to March 31
Library: Just in time for Easter Baskets! “Five Below” is hosting a fundraising shopping event from March 25 to March 31 at their Pottstown location. 10% of all purchases made by those presenting the flyer will be donated to the library. Pick up a flyer from the library.
Informative seminar on “Elder
Law 101:” 6:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown. Certified Elder Law Attorney Kathleen M. Martin from O’Donnell, Weiss and Mattei, P.C., will discusses basics of elder law and legal matters affecting seniors and their loved ones. Free and open to public. Seating is limited, RSVP requested by March 26, call 610-473-8066.
Eastern Berks GOP: 7:30 p.m. at Oley Ambulance building, 2 Lynx Dr. Oley. Guest speaker Joel Saint from M.A.R.S. All invited.
Chicken Barbecue: Begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Geigertown fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Road, Geigertown. Cost is $9.50 per dinner. For more info call 610286-6481.
Easter Egg Hunt: Sponsored by the Bally Lions Club at 1 p.m. at the Bally Community Park. Area children ages 0 to 10 invited. Rain date April 1.
St. Benedict’s Bereavement
Support Group: for those grieving the death of a loved one. Come together to work through the grieving process with the help and support. Meets for five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning April 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in St. Benedict’s Family Life Center, room #1, at 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton. Free and non-denomination. To register or for more information call Judy Campion-Burns, 610-775-7782 (please leave message) or church parish office, 610-856-1006.
Exeter Township Lions Club Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 5600 Perkiomen Ave., in front of the Shelbourne Square Shopping Center in Exeter Township. Children under 3 eat free.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice and apple juice. Free will donation to Relay for Life Team Calvary United Cancer Crusaders. 610-652-5023, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ham and 12 Oyster Dinner: Masonic Temple, 18 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown. Doors open at 2 p.m. Serving 3 to 7 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. For tickets, call Vic’s Mower Shop 610-944-9270, John Scott 610-653-7730, or visit www.kutztowntemple.org.
Birdsboro Contra Dance offers contra dancing: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Caller is Chuck Abell with music by Brooklyn Swing Ensemble. Admission charged. Wear clean soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. www. birdsborocontra.org
Basket Bingo Fundraiser: sponsored by Amity Township Lioness. Doors open 12 p.m., Bingo starts at 1 p.m. at Amity Fire Co. Door prizes, raffle. Refreshments for sale. To purchase tickets, call Lioness Linda McCue at 610385-6421.
Pancake breakfast benefit: 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 to 11 a.m. The cost is a donation. Call church office at 610-8457780 or visit www.ballycommunitypreschool.org. Proceeds will provide funds for the Bally Community Preschool.
Breakfast Of “Pancakes 4
Parkinson’s”: 8 to 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Road, Birdsboro (Gibraltar by the river). Cost $5 all-you-can-eat pancakes, $3 Children 12 and under. Benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Disease.
Spring Fashions at the Castle: Hosted by the Women’s Club of Exeter Township at Stokesay Castle. Luncheon 1 p.m., doors open at noon, followed by fashion show at 2 p.m. Cost is $35. Proceeds benefit the Exeter Community Library. For info and reservations call Sharon at 610779-4109. Deadline for tickets is March 25.
Amity Township Crime Watch, Inc. Community Shredding Event: 8 a.m. to noon (rain or shine) at Redner’s Warehouse Market parking lot in Douglassville, open to residents and small businesses. Can watch documents that contain sensitive or confidential information go right into the shredder on a mobile shredding truck via a closed circuit camera provided by ProShred Security of Paoli. 100 percent of documents are recycled. Donations accepted to defray cost of shredding truck. Volunteers available to help carry boxes to shredding truck. For more information, call Susan at 610-385-3740 or visit www. amitytwpcrimewatch.org. Contact ProShred Security at 484323-2100 or www.proshred.com/philadelphia.
Garden Club: Pottstown Area Garden Club meets on first Friday at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Open to anyone interested in all aspects of gardening, including opportunities for further education in horticulture, floral and landscape design, garden study and flower show schools. See us on Facebook. Toastmasters: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills and Confidence with the Gilbertsville Toastmasters. Meetings are first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. in classroom 205 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. For information, email Doug Maden at email@example.com or visit www.kstoastmaster.org.
Bereavement Seminars: Mondays from 7-9 p.m. offering wisdom, strength, and encouragement at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. Call 610-370-1174 for details. Birdsboro Rotary Club: meets 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave, Reading. Pottstown Area Garden Club: meets first Friday of month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Open to anyone interested in all aspects of gardening, including opportunities for further education in horticulture, floral and landscape design, garden study and flower show schools. See us on Facebook.
Pagoda Writers: group gets together from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday on the second floor of the Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Reading.
Scrabble Club: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults in a friendly game of Scrabble, no sign up necessary.
Adult Book Club: First Monday at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults to discuss a book. November’s book is Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, no sign up necessary.
Senior Craft Day: March 15, April 19 & May 17 at 10:30 a.m. (ages 55+) Get crafty in the library! Materials are provided.
March 17: Friends of the Boyertown Community Library Book Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Book donations will be accepted at this time. Book Sales will be held on the third Saturday of each month. Check website for details.
Mifflin Community Library
Most programs encourage pre-registration and take place downstairs at the Mifflin Community Library unless otherwise noted.
Stitching Circle: meets every Monday from 6:30-8 p.m., and the Afternoon Stitching Circle meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Bring own materials. The group works on personal
projects as well as service projects to benefit the community. Come join in loads of fun & stitching!
Mifflin Writers Group: meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Writers of all genres and levels of experience. Their purpose is to motivate, inspire, instruct, inform, share and critique each other in their writing efforts in a free flowing and relaxed atmosphere.
Exeter Community Library
4569 Prestwick Drive 610-406-9431 berkslibraries.org/exeterWinter/Spring Weekly Storytime Schedule through April
Baby Lapsits: Fridays 9:30 to 10 a.m. for ages Infant – 18 months (prewalking). Encourages language development in babies with simple stories, songs, lap play, and creative movement.
Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays 10 to 10:30 a.m. for ages walking – 3 years, stories, songs, finger plays, activities and crafts.
Preschool Storytime: Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. ages 3-5 Years. Hour of fun, reading, singing, learning and a craft.
Library Scouts: Wednesdays from 7 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 4 and older. Library Scouts is a learning adventure. Each evening is themed to help us learn how to make the world a better place. Your child may earn a Library Scout bag and patches by attending programs.
March 23: Spring Fling Special Event (preschool story time) 10:30 a.m. March 27: Reading to Reptiles 6 p.m. March 28: Writing Workshop 1 p.m. and Computer Class for Beginners 6 p.m.
March 29: Family Movie Night 5 p.m. March 31: Financial Aid Workshop 10:30 a.m. Oley Library Gift Card Bingo: April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Oley Valley Middle School. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in the library, online, on our Facebook Event Page, https://www.facebook.com/ events/273202713211041/. Supports the Oley Valley Community Library. A maximum 200 tickets will be sold. If purchasing online a transaction fee will be charged. Food & raffle tickets will also be available at this event.
March 31: Weis Market Shopping Center, Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
March 21, 28: New Hanover Township Bldg., 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Center at Spring Street
200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, www.boyertownareamulti-service.org
Early Bird Breakfasts: March 23 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Call The Center at Spring Street at 610367-2313 to make a reservation at least 2 days in advance. Admission charged, open to adults ages 55 and older. New Health & Wellness Class – Yoga: 9 to 10 a.m. March 24. Try Yoga to extend your range of motion, improve muscle tone, breathe better and reduce stress. Space is limited. Call The Center at Spring Street to reserve spot, 610-367-2313.
BINGO NITE: April 3, 17, 6 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. with refreshments for sale. Admission charged. All Center members receive free card with their Center membership card. Golden Texas Hold ‘Em: April 4, 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. Players of all skill levels invited. Instruction available for first-time players. Entry fee required to play. Winners take home cash prizes. If interested, call The Center at 610-367-2313. To attend 11:30 a.m. lunch, call at least two days in advance. The Wringer Center of Higher
Learning: 1 to 2 p.m. on April 5. Bob and Susie Lee who share their extensive antique laundry day collection and knowledge of Wash Day from the 1700s to 1940. Informative and entertaining program will take folks back to the old fashioned laundry days where pushing a button just didn’t get it done. Soaps, machines, and all kinds of other tools are on display and explained with humor and history. To attend 11:30 a.m. lunch, call the Center at least two days in advance. Early Bird Breakfasts: April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Menu changes. Minimal cost. Make a reservation at least 2 days in advance. 8TH Annual Basket Raffle Benefitting
Boyertown Area MultiService: April 6, doors open 5 p.m. Raffle begins 7:30 p.m. Admission tickets purchased in advance at Multi-Service Reception Desk and The Center Reception Desk at 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown. Admission tickets purchased in advance will receive 25 Basket Raffle Tickets. Admission Tickets purchased at the door include only 20 Basket Raffle Tickets. Reserved seating available. Attendees invited to bring own snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. “WOW” Food Truck will have food and beverages for sale. Multi-Service will benefit from 10 percent of these sales. Bake sale items for sale. Check out www.boyertownareamulti-service.org or call 610-367-6957.
Animal Show: 1 p.m. on April 9, sponsored by Chestnut Knoll at Home. Alison Ueland brings exotic animals to show and will share information and stories about each critter. To attend 11:30 a.m. lunch, call the Center at least two days in advance.
Multi-Service Tour: April 10, 10 to 11 a.m. Join staff and volunteers for an engaging tour of Multi-Service and The Center at Spring Street. Learn about the many services, programs to get involved with and the ways to support this agency.
All invited. Call The Center at 610-367-2313 at least two days in advance to make a tour reservation.
Coloring With A Purpose: April 10, 6 p.m. Artist Julie Longacre will take you step by step in coloring one of her drawings created exclusively for The Center at Spring Street. Copies of Julie Longacre’s drawings and colored pencils will be available for use free of charge, but participants are welcome to bring their own colored pencils. Advance registration requested. Call The Center at 610-367-2313 to register. Children ages 5 and older accompanied by adult welcome to attend. How to Avoid Scams & Fraud: 10 a.m. April 11. Beth Biehl, Southeastern Home Health Services. For lunch call the Center at 610-367-2313 at least two days in advance.
Music: April 12, 1 to 2 p.m. Sing along or dance to familiar melodies played by Bob Alexander on the keyboard and enjoy Emily Beehner’s vocal renderings. For lunch, call the Center at 610367-2313 at least two days in advance. Friday Night Dance: April 13, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. featuring The Majestics. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments for sale. Admission charged.