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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. 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 610-845-7780 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 610-3691281.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Call for further information 610-406-9431. www.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter.
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.
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.
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.
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 484-323-2100 or www.proshred.com/philadelphia.
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.
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.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter
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
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.berkslibraries.org/ branch/exeter
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.
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.
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 www.troop597.org or email@example.com.
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.ballycommunitypreschool.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kstoastmaster.org. 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.
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.
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, berkslibraries.org/exeter 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.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter 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 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 available at this event.
The Center at Spring Street
200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, www.boyertownareamultiservice.org 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, 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 610-367-2313 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.