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Sept. 6

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.

Sept. 8

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.

Sept. 9

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.

Sept. 9

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.

Sept. 9

Open point show: 9 a.m., Good Fel­low­ships Rid­ing Club, 724 Mono­cacy Creek Rd., Birds­boro. www.good­fel­low­shiprid­ing­club.com

Sept. 12

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.

Sept. 16

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/

Sept. 16

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

Sept. 16

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. gsen@wind­stream.net or 717-278-8459

Sept. 17

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.

Sept. 22

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.

Sept. 22

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/

Sept. 23

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.

Sept. 23

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. cal­varyucc@gmail.com

Sept. 29

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.

Oct. 11

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.

Oct. 13

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

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.

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.

Re­cur­ring

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 doug­maden@gmail.com 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.

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