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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.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast: 7 a.m. till noon at the Bally Fire Co., 537 Chestnut St., Bally. Cost is Adults $9, Seniors over 65 are $7, Kids 6-12 are $5, and under 6 are free. Proceeds benefit Bally Lions Club projects.
Women of the Workforce Luncheon: Members and non-members invited to TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce networking event at La Massaria at Bella Vista Golf Course, 2901 Fagleysville Rd., Gilbertsville, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jo Iorio, Business Performance Consultant with Dale Carnegie will focus on Networking in the Business industry. Cost to attend. To register, www. tricountyareachamber.com or call 610-326-2900.
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.
Roast Beef Family Style Dinner: 3 to 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 Main St., Bechtelsville. Take Out available until 6:30 p.m.; call 610-369-1281.
Upper Frederick Twp. 6th Annual Swamp Creek Stomp 5K/10K Trail Run and FREE
Kid’s Fun Run: 9 a.m. Sharp, Rain or Shine. Bob Wayland Memorial Park, 263 Fagleysville Rd., Perkiomenville. Register by March 30 for discount. Or register on Race Day. For race info., go to http://www.facebook.com/UFTParksAndRecreation, www.active.com or call 610754-6436. All proceeds benefit township parks.
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Parkinson’s”: 8 to 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Road, Birdsboro (Gibraltar by the river). 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.
New Hanover AARP: Meeting at the New Hanover Lutheran Church, Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Optional social time with a bring-your-own bag lunch (beverage and desserts provided) is a noon. Entertainment will be provided by Karl Houseman, pianist. Meeting is at 12:45 p.m. The chapter is currently sponsoring a cleaning products drive in support of Boyertown Multi Services to assist those who are truly in need. All members are asked to bring all kinds of cleaning products to the meeting. All those age 50 and older are invited.
Berks County Patriots Candidates Night: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Leesport Market Auction Hall, Leesport. All candidates have been invited to a Townhall format. Bring questions. Free. All invited.
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.
Friends of Mifflin Community Library Books and Baubles Sale: Thursday, April 26, 4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6 Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington. 610-777-3911
Flea Market, Craft Show & Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231Route 100, Barto. Rain or shine. Bake sale and refreshments. Space is available by contacting Eileen Haring at 610-754-6046. Reservations and payment must be received by April 25. No requests will be taken after this time.
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: 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.
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.
The Center at Spring Street
200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, www.boyertownareamulti-service.org 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.
Dining With Diabetes: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, July 2 at 6 p.m. Five-week program for adults with diabetes and their families. Learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning and physical activity as well as how to understand common diabetes-related medical issues. The first session is information
and registration. A lab test offered to measure A1C and blood pressure. Minimal fee charged. Registration required, extension.psu.edu/diabetes or 877-345-0691. Questions? Call Debbie Griffie at 610-4894315. History Revisited: 1 p.m. April 19. Darius Puff, a local Lenape historian whose heritage includes Lenape and English, will offer a presentation titled “The Proclamation of 1763”. For lunch call 610-3672313 at least two days in advance.
Music: 1 p.m. April 23. The Spring Street Songsters and The Sanatoga Ridge Singers. For lunch call 610-367-2313 at least two days in advance. Book Club: April 24, 1 p.m. This month’s selection is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. For lunch call 610-367-2313 at least two days in advance.
Hasenpfeffer Card Party: 12:45 to 4 p.m., April 25. Players of all skill levels invited. Instruction available for first-time players. Entry fee charged. Winners take home cash prizes. If interested, call The Center at 610-367-2313 to sign up by April 20. Foursomes are formed on a first come, first served basis according to the sign-up sheet. We must have 4 players to fill a table. For lunch call at least two days in advance.
Pinochle Card Party: 12:45 to 4 p.m., April 26. Players of all skill levels are invited. Instruction available. Entry fee charged. Winners take home cash prizes. If interested, call The Center at 610367-2313 to sign up by April 20. Foursomes are formed on a first come, first served basis. For lunch call the Center at least two days in advance.
Music: April 30, 1 p.m. Travis Wetzel - Fiddler, Guitarist, Vocalist. For lunch call the Center.