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April 7

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.

April 7

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, cal­varyucc@gmail.com

April 7

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.

April 7

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

April 8

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.

April 8

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.

April 12

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.

April 14

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.

April 14

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.

April 14

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.

April 15

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). Ben­e­fits the Michael J. Fox Foun­da­tion For Parkin­son’s Dis­ease.

April 15

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.

April 16

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.

April 19

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.

April 21

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.

April 26

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

April 28

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.

Re­cur­ring

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 doug­maden@gmail.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.

Boyertown Li­brary

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

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.

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