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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. 15 to Oct. 27
Fall Family Fun Days: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Weaver’s Orchard, 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown, on Saturdays & Columbus Day, Sept. 15 to Oct. 27. Food, hay rides, pick-your-own fruit, live music and kids’ activities including face painting, obstacle courses, clown, Barrel train and farm yard play area. Admission charged, parking is free. https://www.weaversorchard.com/festivalsevents/fall-family-fun-days/
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
Open Point Show: 9 a.m., Good Fellowship Riding Club, 724 Monocacy Creek Rd., Birdsboro. www.goodfellowshipridingclub.com
New Hanover AARP meeting: 12:30 p.m., New Hanover Lutheran Church, Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Optional social time with a bring-your-own 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.
AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Increase safe driving skills and recognize driving capabilities due to age-related physical changes. For drivers age 55 years and older. There is a cost. Bring AARP membership card (if applicable) and valid driver’s license. Includes breakfast and lunch, courtesy of Chestnut Knoll. Seating is limited. RSVP, 610-473-3328.
Veterans’ Photo ID Discount Card Distribution: Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds comes to Chestnut Knoll At Home Gilbertsville, 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, 10 a.m. to noon. By Pennsylvania Statute of 1868 the Recorder of Deeds is authorized to record military discharge papers of Veterans. All Montgomery County Veterans who are planning to receive their card must bring their DD214 military discharge papers and a photo ID. The Veterans’ Photo ID Discount Card can be presented at participating businesses throughout the region to receive discounts for goods and services as a show of appreciation to those who served our country. A current list of merchants can be found at www.montcopa.org/478/Veterans-Photo-ID-Discount-Card. Free event and made possible thanks to Montgomery County of Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds, Jeanne Sorg. 610-4733328
Sept. 19, 26
Book Mobile: New Hanover Township Bldg., 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group: 6:30–8 p.m., Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Finding Answers and Solutions presented by expert caregivers from Chestnut Knoll. Get advice and practical tips to help decrease stress, encourage effective communication, and facilitate the best course of care. Free and open to public. Care provided to loved ones while caregiver is in meeting, preassessment required. RSVP by calling 610-473-8066.
Caring for Parkinson’s: Chestnut Knoll invites public to 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown, at 2 p.m., for free program that aims to share information about proactive approaches to caring for Parkinson’s disease. Care provided to loved ones while caregiver attends program, preassessment required. RSVP by calling 610-473-8066.
Berks County Patriots: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leesport Market. Attorney Simon Grill will talk about the School’s “Promise Program”. PA House and Senate Candidates will be there.
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 610-779-3993. 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/
Accessory Sale: new and gently used purses, scarves & jewelry sale at Exeter Community Library, 4569 Preswick Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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
sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group meeting: 6 p.m. at Exeter Community Library. The group is for those that are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other. No registration is required. Free. For more information, call 717-866-2401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
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 267-261-8509. Reservations and payment must be received by Sept. 27.
Upper Frederick Twp. Community Day: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, 3205 Big Road, Zieglerville. Meet Community Leaders, Heroes & Friends. Petting Zoo, pony rides, clown, obstacle course, moonbounce, Candy Cannon, Giant Hamster Ball, face painting, rock wall and bungee trampoline and free document shredding. Chili Cook-off (preregistration required), Free kid’s crafts by The Art Bus, Used Book Sale, free raffles for prizes, food. Music all day, including a performance by Country Singer Kendal Conrad. Volunteers welcome. 610-754-6436 or www. upperfrederick.com
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.
Hot Topics luncheon on “Immigration Issues and Steps to Citizenship:” hosted by League of Women Voters of Berks County at 11:45 a.m. at Chef Alan’s restaurant, 525 Penn Ave., West Reading. Speaker is Abraham Cepeda, an immigration attorney in the city of Reading. Question and answer period will follow. Contact Kathy Bailey at 610-898-0225 to register.
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.boyertownareamulti-service.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. 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 877345-0691. Questions? Call Debbie Griffie at 610-4894315. 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 610-3672313 to register. Children ages 5 and 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.