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April 12

Women of the Work­force Lun­cheon: Mem­bers and non­mem­bers 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. tri­count­yareacham­ 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 610-845-7780 or visit www.bal­ly­commu­ni­ 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 610-3691281.

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.face­­sAndRe­cre­ation,­ 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

De­signer Bag Bingo ben­e­fit­ing the Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary: 1 p.m. at Reiffton School Cafe­te­ria, 4355 Dun­ham Drive, Read­ing. Tick­ets are avail­able for $20 in ad­vance ($25 at the door) and in­clude 16 reg­u­lar games. Ad­di­tional op­tions for pur­chase 3 Spe­cial games, 50⁄50 & raf­fle tick­ets. This is event is for ages 18 years and older ONLY. Food and bev­er­age will be avail­able for pur­chase. Buy tick­ets in the li­brary or by email­ing Mal­lory at ex­ Call for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion 610-406-9431. www.berk­sli­­eter.

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 19

Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Sup­port Group: 6:30–8 p.m. at Chest­nut Knoll Per­sonal Care and Mem­ory Care, 120 W. 5th St., Boy­er­town. This meet­ing will fo­cus on “Driv­ing Safely” pre­sented by HealthSouth guest speaker Rebecca Sensenig, an oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist. Sensenig will share help­ful re­sources aimed to keep driv­ing skills sharp, tech­niques used by ther­a­pists to main­tain driv­ing skills, and how to ap­proach the sen­si­tive topic with ag­ing driv­ers. Free and open to the pub­lic, the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Sup­port Group, af­fil­i­ated with the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, Delaware Val­ley Chap­ter, is held on third Thurs­days. Light re­fresh­ments served. Care is pro­vided to loved ones while the care­giver is in the meet­ing, pre-as­sess­ment re­quired. Please RSVP by call­ing 610-473-8066.

April 19

Berks County Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety Monthly Meet­ing: 6:30 p.m. at the Berks County Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety Li­brary, Room 413 at the Gog­gleWorks, 201 Wash­ing­ton St., Read­ing. Paul Miller, au­thor of “Blue Marsh and the Pleas­ant Val­ley - One Last Look,” will show slides of prop­er­ties, in­clud­ing his­toric and vin­tage houses dis­placed by the Blue Marsh Dam project. Talk will cover Blue Marsh, Mount Pleas­ant, Pleas­ant Val­ley, State Hill and the Brownsville ar­eas. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light re­fresh­ments be­fore meet­ing. Free to BCGS mem­bers; do­na­tion re­quested of non-mem­bers.

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.ami­tytw­pcrime­ Con­tact ProShred Se­cu­rity at 484-323-2100 or­phia.

April 22

Earth Day Ser­vice: 9 a.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro, will hold a spe­cial ser­vice day to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 to honor lo­cal park rangers from Berks parks, Blue Marsh, French Creek State Park and Hopewell Na­tional Park. East Side Dave Kline will play dur­ing the ser­vice. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice the church and lo­cal cub scouts will work on projects in­clud­ing plant­ing trees and cre­at­ing a com­mu­nity gar­den 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served in the fel­low­ship hall fol­low­ing work.

April 24

Fam­ily Movie Night: 6 p.m. at Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary, 4569 Prest­wick Drive, Read­ing. Your fam­ily is in­vited to join us for view­ing of “Padding­ton 2.” Bring a din­ner or a snack and some­thing cozy for the kids to lounge on if you would like. Rated PG. Par­ent/guardian must stay with chil­dren for en­tire movie. 1 hour 44 min­utes. Free. 610-406-6431 www.berk­sli­­eter

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 26

Paint with Acrylics: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary, 4569 Prest­wick Drive, Read­ing. Join Berks County Artist, Jenel Schaf­fer for a cre­ative evening of mak­ing art. We will be paint­ing a Spring pic­ture with acrylic paints on can­vas. Ma­te­ri­als Fee $15. MUST reg­is­ter and pay in ad­vance in or­der to at­tend class. Limited space. Adults only, 18

years and older. Call 610-4069431. www.berk­sli­ branch/ex­eter

April 27

In­door Flea Mar­ket Bake & Plant Sale: St. Colum­bkill Church, 200 In­dian Spring Rd., Boy­er­town, April 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

April 28

11th An­nual An­tique and Clas­sic Car Show & Com­mu­nity Car­ni­val: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daniel Boone Mid­dle School, 1845 Weaver­town Rd., Dou­glassville. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 597 Ami­tyville. Tro­phies awarded in 12 cat­e­gories as well as Over­all Best in Show and Over­all Scout’s Choice. More info at or

May 9

Open House: 9 to 11:30 a.m., Bally Com­mu­nity Preschool. Meet teach­ers. Regis­tra­tions be­ing ac­cepted for 2018-2019 school year for ages 2 through 5. 610-845-1600, www.bal­ly­commu­ni­


Pottstown Area Gar­den Club: first Fri­day at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Open to all. Gil­bertsville Toastmasters: im­prove pub­lic speak­ing skills and con­fi­dence. Meet­ings are first and third Tues­day at 7 p.m. in class­room 205 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gil­bertsville. Email Doug Maden at doug­ or visit www.kstoast­mas­ Be­reave­ment Sem­i­nars: Mon­days from 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Parish Cen­ter, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610-370-1174 Birdsboro Ro­tary Club: meets 6:30 p.m. ev­ery Thurs­day at the Read­ing Coun­try Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave, Read­ing.

Pagoda Writ­ers: 1 to 3 p.m. the first Satur­day on 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. Se­nior Craft Day: April 19 & May 17 at 10:30 a.m. (ages 55+) Get crafty in the li­brary! Ma­te­ri­als are pro­vided.

Book Mo­bile

April 11, 18, 25: New Hanover Town­ship Bldg., 2943 N. Char­lotte St., New Hanover, 10:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

April 13, 27: Up­per Fred­er­ick Town­ship Build­ing, Rte. 73 (3205 Big Rd.), Obelisk, 10 A.M. – Noon April 14, 28: Weis Mar­ket Shop­ping Cen­ter, Philadel­phia Ave., Gil­bertsville, 10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Mif­flin Com­mu­nity Li­brary

Most pro­grams en­cour­age pre-reg­is­tra­tion and take place down­stairs at the Mif­flin Com­mu­nity Li­brary un­less oth­er­wise noted. Stitch­ing Cir­cle: Mon­days 6:30-8 p.m., and Af­ter­noon Stitch­ing Cir­cle meets Wed­nes­days 1-3 p.m. Bring own ma­te­ri­als. The group works on per­sonal projects as well as ser­vice projects to ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity.

Mif­flin Writ­ers Group: 1st & 3rd Thurs­days 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, berk­sli­­eter Win­ter/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 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. Earn a Li­brary Scout bag and patches.

Do­na­tion Drop-offs: Mon­days 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In prepa­ra­tion of the Friends of the Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary’s Spring Book and Bake Sale, ac­cept­ing gen­tly used do­na­tions in the ho­tel lobby on Mon­days. Please re­fer to web­site a full list of guide­lines. Fly­ers also at the front cir­cu­la­tion desk. 610406-9431. www.berk­sli­­eter Satur­day Crafter­noon: April 14 1 to 3 p.m. par­tic­i­pate in Spring themed crafts. Rec­om­mended for ages 3 to 10. No reg­is­tra­tion nec­es­sary. Free.

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.face­ 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 avail­able at this event.

The Cen­ter at Spring Street

200 West Spring St., Boy­er­town, a pro­gram of Boy­er­town Area Multi-Ser­vice, www.boy­er­townarea­mul­ti­ser­ BINGO NITE: April 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 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. 610-367-2313. To at­tend 11:30 a.m. lunch, call at least two days in ad­vance. Early Bird Break­fasts: April 13, 20, 27 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Menu changes. Min­i­mal cost. Make a reser­va­tion at least 2 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, ex­ten­­a­betes 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 610-367-2313 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 first­time 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 610-367-2313 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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