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Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. This is the monthly board meeting. All members welcome.
92nd Annual Beef Vegetable Soup Supper and Bake Sale: 3 to 6 p.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Everyone is welcome. Take out and table service, Hamburgers, hot dogs & desserts.
Catch the Spirit Festival: noon to 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro. Blue Grass music by Mike and Linda Hertzog will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a hymn sing along. Games, Dunk tank, Moon Bounce, professional face painting, food. Animal Rescue League will be in attendance with rescue pet opportunities. Chicken Dinners by Boyer’s Market and Catering in Amity. Chicken dinner presale tickets until Aug. 20 by calling the church at 610-5828167 or contacting secretary@ stmarkbirdsboro.org.
Crawl into Fall Studio Crawl: noon to 4 p.m., Goggle Works Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Highlighting Artists Talks at noon featuring Elaine Soltis, Studio 211 (Contemporary Mixed Media), Kala Hall, Studio 207 (Oil Painter) and James Maria, Studio 217 (Watercolorist and Tattoo Artist). Followed by opening of 2nd and 3rd floor art studios.
Open point show: 9 a.m., Good Fellowships Riding Club, 724 Monocacy Creek Rd., Birdsboro. www.goodfellowshipridingclub.com
Breakfast: Join Chestnut Knoll At Home at Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe, 1494 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, at 8:30 a.m. Complimentary breakfast. Learn about senior living, home care and rehabilitation services. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, RSVP by Sept. 10 at 610-473-3328.
Sept. 12, 19, 26
Book Mobile: New Hanover Township Bldg., 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 & 28
Book Mobile: Upper Frederick Township Building, Rte. 73 (3205 Big Rd.), Obelisk, 10 a.m. to noon.
Sept. 15 & 29
Book Mobile: Weis Market Shopping Center, Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Roller Derby - Garden State vs. Reading Derby Girls: at Skateaway, 2275 Lancaster Pike, Shillington. Family friendly. Doors open 6:30 p.m., First Whistle at 7 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/ events/655892124784252/
Remington Ryde Free Summer Concert: Hill Church Picnic Grove, 620 Hill Church Road, Boyertown. Blue Grass & Gospel music 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Food available at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments and concert rain or shine. Good will offering will be accepted. 610-367-8114
Hymn Sing: 2 p.m., in the 1855 Allegheny Mennonite Meetinghouse, 39 Horning Road, Mohnton, (Alleghenyville). Hymn Sing using the hymnal Life Song #2, led by Dan Wenger, Lititz, Welcome to bring brown bag lunch and enjoy fellowship with others at the meetinghouse prior to the Hymn Sing. firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-278-8459
New Hanover AARP meeting: 12:30 p.m., New Hanover Lutheran Church, Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Optional social time with a bring-yourown bag lunch (beverage and desserts provided) is at noon. Entertainment by vocalist Maria Damore. Sponsoring a drive in support of Boyertown Multi-Services to assist those in need. All members are asked to bring to the meeting all kinds of food this month. All those age 50 and older are invited.
Huge Annual Yard & Food Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Berkshire Commons Senior Living Community, 5485 Perkiomen Ave. Exeter Township. Call for a space, $10 each, at 610-7793993. Homemade soups, hot dogs and baked goods. Eat in or take out. Lots of great finds from furniture to antiques/ collectables. Proceeds the Berkshire Commons’ Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team.
2nd Annual Disc Golf Tournament: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boyertown Community Park. Proceeds support the Boyertown Community Library. Register at https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/
Pennsylvania Dutch Celebration: Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane Rd., Exeter Township. Begins at 2:45 p.m. with a 15 minute carillon concert, 3 p.m. entertainment by the New Horizons Band, Lester Miller’s Square Dancers, and the Miller Brothers Songs & Fun. A traditional PA Dutch pot pie meal with music by the Happy Dutchmen. Deadline for ticket purchase is Sept. 16. Contact Diane Hafer at 610 779-3480.
Blessing of the Animals: 2 p.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto (under the pavilion). Bring your dogs, cats, rabbits, lizards to be blessed. Please make sure pets are in traveling containers or on leashes. There will be a time of prayer, a time of blessing, and an opportunity to walk pets on the walking trail. Those who are unable to bring their pets are welcome to bring a photo. We will also remember the pets we have loved throughout our lives. We will be accepting donations for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. email@example.com
Flea Market, Craft Show and Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Space is available by contacting Becky Crist at 267261-8509. Reservations and payment must be received by Sept. 27.
Sept. 29 & Oct. 27
Dance: Ages 30 and up, Sept. 29 & 27, 7 to 11 p.m. at Keystone Fire Co., 240 N Walnut St., Boyertown. Admission charge includes door prizes, DJ Johnny K. Cash bar. For information, contact Marge 570-943-2393.
Hollywood Casino Bus Trip: Sponsored by Berkshire Commons Senior Living Community, 5485 Perkiomen Ave. Exeter Township. Departs at 9 a.m. and returns from casino around 6 p.m. Charge per person. Pay day of trip. Homemade muffins and beverages for ride to casino and door prizes on way home. Valid PA ID required to enter casino, RSVP by calling 610-779-3993.
Hollywood Casino Bus Trip: sponsored by Bird Chapter #460, Order of Eastern Star. Leaving Union Lodge, 201 Washington St., Birdsboro at 2 p.m., returning 9 p.m. Horse racing begins 6 p.m. Charge per person. Games and a 50⁄50 drawing during bus ride. Call Linda at 610-689-5536 (leave message) to secure a seat. Must be over 21 years and have a valid photo ID.
The Center at Spring Street
200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, www.boyertownareamultiservice.org. Open to ages 55 and older. 610-367-2313 Fridays: Early Bird Breakfast 8 a.m. Saturdays: Yoga 9 a.m.
Saturdays: Move & Groove 10:15 a.m. Space is limited, call The Center to reserve spot.
Sundays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 1 p.m. Mondays: Pilates 6 p.m.
Mondays: Yoga 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 9 a.m. 2nd & 4th
Thursdays: walking at Boyertown Community Park. Meet 9:30 a.m. at large pavilion. Dining with Diabetes: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A program for adults with diabetes and their families, facilitated by the Penn State Extension and instructed by Debbie Griffie. $5 per person. Registration is required at http://extension.psu.edu/diabetes or by calling 877-345-0691. Questions? Call Debbie Griffie at 610-4894315.
Sept. 6: 1 p.m., “Dementia 1-2-3 – Just the Facts” by Shawn Barndt, Executive Director, Chestnut Knoll.
Sept. 8: 9 a.m., Nature Hike with Conrad Fisher. Come take a 1-1.5 mile hike on a wellmanicured 10’ wide mown grass walking trail around the perimeter of New Goshenhoppen UCC Church property. Conrad Fisher will be the guide and tell the history of the area as well as stories about the local wildlife. You must be able to walk on some uneven terrain and for a distance for 1-1.5 miles. Please bring water and wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots. After the hike, those interested may meet at the Pennsburg Diner for brunch. Brunch is at the expense of the participant. Call The Center at 610-367-2313 to let us know you plan to join us.
Sept. 10: 1 p.m., “Urban Legends of Estate Law – Fact v. Fiction” by Jessica Grater, Esq.
Sept. 10: 6 p.m., “Navigating the Health Care Maze” by Jodie Daniels, Assistant Executive Director, Chestnut Knoll.
Sept. 11: 10 a.m., Boyertown Area Multi-Service Tour
Sept. 12 & 13: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., AAA Driver Improvement Course for First Time Participants. There is a charge, no cost for veterans. To register, call AAA at 610-374-4531.
Sept. 12: 1 p.m., “Preventing Falls” by Beth Biehl, Southeastern Home Health.
Sept. 12: 1 to 3 p.m., Fall Fling Dance featuring “Bob Kreitz and Friends”
Sept. 14: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday Nite Dance featuring “The ChasBand”
Sept. 18: 6 p.m. BINGO Nite. Doors open at 4 p.m. with refreshments available for purchase.
Sept. 19: 1 p.m. “Golden” Texas Hold ‘Em
Sept. 20: 1 p.m., “History Revisited” by Darius Puff, a local Lenape historian whose heritage includes Lenape and English, will offer a presentation titled “A Family Named Girty.”
Sept. 24: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., AAA Driver Improvement Course (for those who have previously taken the AAA course). There is a charge, no cost to veterans. To register call AAA at 610374-4531.
Sept. 24: 1 p.m., Music by Michael Kropp with favorites from The Beatles, Credence, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and more.
Sept. 25: 1 p.m., Book Club. This month’s book is “Dark Horse” by Tami Hoag.
Sept. 25: 6 p.m., “Coloring with a Purpose” with Julie Longacre, will take you step by step in coloring one of her drawings created exclusively for The Center at Spring Street. Copies of her drawings and colored pencils will be available for use free of charge, but welcome to bring own colored pencils. Advance registration is requested. Call The Center at Spring Street at 610-367-2313 to register. Children ages 5and older accompanied by an adult welcome to attend.
Sept. 26: 12:45 to 4 p.m., Hasenpfeffer Card Party
Sept. 27: 12:45 to 4 p.m., Pinochle Card Party
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.
Book Sale: Friends of the Boyertown Community Library hosts monthly Book Sales on third Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bearabilities: every second Thursday at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 13. Hosted by Abilities in Motion at the Boyertown Community Library. A social and recreational opportunity for adults of all ages with disabilities and their caretakers. Interactive activities designed for all abilities will include, music, craft-making and sensory friendly seasonal events. Call library at 610-369-0496 to sign up.
Crafting Club for Adults: ages 18 and older will meet every third Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 18. Join other adults for a fun time of crafting. Meets monthly to make seasonal crafts. Call library at 610-369-0496 to sign up.
Tech Help Tuesdays: One-onone instruction provided for Microsoft Office, Google, email, Internet use, social media, smart phones or tablets. Call library at 610-369-0496 to schedule an appointment.
Adult Painting Party: held twice a month, on second Tuesday beginning Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and third Thursday 11 a.m. Cost $20 includes all materials. Call library to sign up.
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. Mifflin Writers Group: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m.
Exeter Community Library
Sept. 6: National Read a Book Day, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., all ages, reading of “The Cow Loves Cookies.” Come take photos with the Chick-fil-A cow.
Sept. 8: Family Dance Party, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., for parent or caregiver with child ages 8 & under. Educational & toetapping songs. We’ll bring out some fun props like scarves, ribbons, or a parachute.
Sept. 8: Crafternoons, 12 to 2 p.m., ages 4 and older enjoy DIY seasonal crafts. Sept. 11, 18 & 25: Baby Lapsits Storytime, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., infant to age 1 (pre-walking), designed for meaningful one-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver. Lap songs, rhymes and simple stories.
Sept. 11: Exeter Dairy Queen Fundraiser, 5710 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, 5 – 9 p.m. Support the Exeter Community Library with a meal or frozen treat from DQ. A portion of all sales benefit the Friends of the Exeter Community Library. No coupon needed.
Sept. 12, 19 & 26: Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., for kids walking to age 3. Stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts as we sing and read together with friends.
Sept. 12: Read to Our Reptile, 6 – 7 p.m., ages 4 and older. Make an appointment for your little one to read to Dandelion, our tortoise! Make individual appointments at circulation desk or call 610-406-9431 (10 min/per child/family).
Sept. 13, 20 & 27: Preschool Storytime, 10 – 11 a.m., ages 3-5. Fun with engaging books, songs and activities as children build their early literacy skills.
Sept. 19: STEAM Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., ages 3-8. Interact with toys and explore creative problem solving and critical thinking through playing with STEAM toys, which change each month and engage in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math. Exeter Library adult programs
Sept. 4: Contemporary Movie Night, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. “Watching Book Club.” Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Rated PG13. Run time 1 hr 44 min.
Sept. 5: Evening Readers Book Club, 7 – 8 p.m. Discussion of “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.
Sept. 13: Tips for Using Ancestry.com, 6:30 – 8 p.m., presented by Mary Ellen G. Heckman, M.L.S. The program is free. Register at the circulation desk, or call 610-4069431.
Sept. 22: Friends Accessory Sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shop for gently used jewelry, scarves, purses and more. All proceeds benefit the library.
Sept. 26: Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. Bring your knitting project, sit and relax among friends.
Sept. 26: Coloring Night for Adults, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Night of coloring fun for adults ages 16 and up.
Sept. 27: Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania Lecture and Book Signing, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Author and photographer Lorena Beniquez will speak about Pennsylvania’s changing landscape and the history of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal-mining towns.
Pottstown Area Garden Club meetings: first Fridays 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 horticulture, floral and landscape design, garden study and flower show schools. Summer meetings held at various locations. See us on Facebook.
Gilbertsville Toastmasters: improve public speaking skills and confidence. Meetings first and third Tuesday 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 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610-370-1174 Birdsboro Rotary Club: Thursdays at Stoppers, 6421 Perkiomen Ave. at 6:30 p.m.
Pagoda Writers: 1 to 3 p.m. first Saturday on second floor of Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Reading.