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June 27

Pottstown Area Am­a­teur Ra­dio Club: Host­ing on June 27 and 28 PAARC’S Field Day Ex­er­cise at Boy­er­town Fab­ri­ca­tions Inc., 500 County Line Road, Gil­bertsville. On-air demon­stra­tions, satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions and emer­gency pre­pared­ness ac­tiv­i­ties are on tap for mem­bers of PAARC as they gear up to celebrate Am­a­teur Ra­dio Week, June 27-28, 2015. Dur­ing Am­a­teur Ra­dio Week, en­thu­si­asts will put on demon­stra­tions, give talks and take part in other ac­tiv­i­ties to raise aware­ness about Am­a­teur Ra­dio. The week cul­mi­nates with the an­nual pre­pared­ness ex­er­cise called “Field Day,” June 27 and 28, spon­sored by the Amer­i­can Ra­dio Re­lay League (ARRL), the na­tional as­so­ci­a­tion for Am­a­teur Ra­dio. Dur­ing Field Day, op­er­a­tors set up in lo­cal parks, at shop­ping malls, or even in their own back­yards, and get on the air us­ing gen­er­a­tors or bat­tery power. Field Day was de­signed to test op­er­a­tors’ abil­i­ties to set up and op­er­ate por­ta­ble sta­tions un­der emer­gency con­di­tions such as the loss of elec­tric­ity. “We want the com­mu­nity to know that in the event of an emer­gency, we will be ready to as­sist in any way we can, says ED McCoy. “While peo­ple of­ten think that cell phones or other com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nolo­gies have re­placed ham ra­dio, we can still pro­vide an im­por­tant com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vice that oth­ers can’t.” Field Day is a se­ri­ous test of skill, but it is also a con­test for fun and the largest “on­air” op­er­at­ing event each year. Dur­ing the week­end, ra­dio op­er­a­tors try to con­tact as many other Field Day sta­tions as pos­si­ble. More than 30,000 Am­a­teur Ra­dio op­er­a­tors across the coun­try and Canada par­tic­i­pated in last year’s event. The Pottstown Area Am­a­teur Ra­dio Club will hold Field Day at Boy­er­town Fab­ri­ca­tors Inc. and will be op­er­at­ing from June 27th at 1 pm to June 28th at 2 pm. “We hope that any­one who is in­ter­ested in see­ing what Am­a­teur Ra­dio is all about will come out for Field Day,” says Ed McCoy. Visit www.arrl.org. PAARC Mem­bers are from Ch­ester, Mont­gomery, Berks county ar­eas.

June 28

All You Can Eat Break­fast: Pottstown Elks Lodge, 61 High Street, Pottstown, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Open to the public. There is a charge. Made to or­der eggs, omelets, home fries, ba­con, sausage, scrap­ple, french toast, pan­cakes, waf­fles, creamed chipped beef, cof­fee, tea, milk, juice and desserts. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Penn­syl­va­nia chil­dren and adults with dis­abil­i­ties. Please come out and en­joy break­fast and sup­port our char­ity. This is our last char­ity break­fast un­til Septem­ber. Hope to see you there!

Star-Span­gled Sun­ny­Brook: 2 p.m. at The His­toric Sun­ny­Brook Ball­room. Bring the chil­dren and grand­chil­dren and join the crowd in the Ball­room for a rous­ing flag-wav­ing con­cert (flags pro­vided) of pa­tri­otic mu­sic with an area fa­vorite, the Boy­er­town Alumni March­ing Unit. There is a charge, chil­dren un­der 6 are free. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at www.sun­ny­brook­ball­room.com. The Boy­er­town Alumni March­ing Unit formed in 1976 as an all-vol­un­teer, fam­ily ori­ented march­ing unit. From its first per­for­mance in the na­tion’s Bi­cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion to its latest con­cert the band has been ac­tive through­out the north­east. More about the band: http:// bamu.webs.com. This event is not af­fil­i­ated with Pottstown’s In­de­pen­dence Day Ltd.

Blessed Teresa of Cal­cutta church will host their sec­ond an­nual Knights of Colum­bus Golf Tour­na­ment: at Gil­bertsville Golf Course on Sun­day, June 28. Reser­va­tions are re­quired and the dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion is June 18. The cost per golfer in­cludes greens fee, golf cart, hot dog, pig roast din­ner, beer, soda and prizes. Non-golfers can pur­chase tick­ets for din­ner only. Full pay­ment

must be made by the June 18 dead­line. Checks should be made payable to: KofC Coun­cil 15456. The tour­na­ment will be a 4-man scram­ble for­mat, with a shot­gun start at 1:30pm. Sign-ins be­gin at noon. For more in­for­ma­tion call Sam Whitehouse at 610420-7202 or email samwhite­house@com­cast.net; or call Tom Flat­ley at 484-744-9501 or email flat­ley­dev@aol.com.

An­nounce­ments

Pottstown Area Gar­den Club: Meet­ings first Fri­days at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E High St., Pottstown, at 11:30 a.m. For am­a­teurs in­ter­ested in all as­pects of gar­den­ing. Con­tact 610-327-2235. Cof­fee Club: Ed­ward Jones In­vest­ments in­vites any­one to join them for cof­fee and break­fast at their next meet­ing of their cof­fee club. The meet­ings are held the third Thurs­day of each month, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Hick­ory Park Res­tau­rant, lo­cated at Routes 663 and 73 in Gil­bertsville. Any­one is welcome to also bring a friend. If you would like to at­tend, please call 610-326-1035 by the Mon­day prior to the event. Cof­fee and break­fast are on us. Dessert Club: Ed­ward Jones In­vest­ments in­vites any­one to join them for cof­fee and dessert at their next meet­ing of their dessert club. The meet­ings are held the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Sav­ille’s Diner, lo­cated at 830 E. Philadelphia Av­enue, Boy­er­town. Any­one is welcome to also bring a friend. If you would like to at­tend, please call 610-326-1035 by the Mon­day prior to the event. Cof­fee and dessert are on us. PMMC Of­fer­ing Free Child Care Safety Check: Pottstown Me­mo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter is of­fer­ing free car seat safety checks on the third Fri­day of ev­ery month from 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. at Good­will Am­bu­lance Com­pany, 714E. High Street, Pottstown. Child Cer­ti­fied Pas­sen­ger Safety Tech­ni­cians and trained vol­un­teers will check child car seats for: re­calls and dam­age; best fit for weight, height, and age; and will teach in­stal­la­tion tech­niques. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, please call: 610327-7145. Celebrate Re­cov­ery: The new­est min­istry at Hopewell Com­mu­nity Church, 1130 Com­merce Drive, Pottstown, will “Celebrate Re­cov­ery” through meet­ings ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. Celebrate Re­cov­ery deals with Hurts, Hang Ups, and yes Habits. It is a twelve step pro­gram, un­like other pro­grams we know who our “higher power” is, the one and only God and it is bi­b­li­cally based. We will honor Je­sus and Praise Him. All of the stud­ies will em­pha­size for­give­ness and sal­va­tion. The “Eight Prin­ci­ples” are based on the Beat­i­tudes for the pur­pose of lead­ing all who at­tend on the path to­ward re­cov­ery through our Sav­ior and Mes­siah Je­sus Christ. Ec­cle­si­astes 4: 9-12 Sum­ma­rizes it best when it says two are bet­ter off than one (we can’t do it alone) we need each other and Je­sus. Con­tact Sheldon Rosen­berg or call 610326-8450. Celebrate Re­cov­ery: Bi­b­li­cally based re­cov­ery pro­gram sup­ports peo­ple who strug­gle with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Meets ev­ery Thurs­day at 7 p.m. in Room 205⁄207 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gil­bertsville. For more in­for­ma­tion on this con­fi­den­tial and anony­mous sup­port group, call 610-323-2353 or visit www.newhanoverumc.org. Potts­grove Recre­ation Board: Mon­day/Thurs­day: Ta­ble Ten­nis, Potts­grove High School cafe­te­ria, 7 p.m.; Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day: Women’s Ex­er­cise, Potts­grove High School cafe­te­ria, 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion on any of these ac­tiv­i­ties, please visit the web­site at www.potts­groverec.com. Quilt­mak­ers Of Boy­er­town: The group ex­tends a stand­ing in­vi­ta­tion to their monthly meet­ings, held at Good Shep­herd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boy­er­town, at 7 p.m. on the last Wed­nes­day of the month. Prayer Time: Hope UMC, 117 North Mono­cacy Creek Road in Dou­glassville, last Fri­day of month 7 to 8 p.m. Open in­vi­ta­tion for any­one. For in­for­ma­tion call 610-385-7141 or email ad­min@ hopechur­chamity.org. Moms Club Of Potts­grove/ Pottstown: Meet­ing ev­ery third Wed­nes­day 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, off High St. in Pottstown. The MOMS Club of Potts­grove/Pottstown wel­comes all stay-at-home moms and their chil­dren from the area. A na­tional sup­port group, chap­ter of­fers play­groups, ac­tivi- ties, Mom’s Night Out, scrapbook and book clubs and many other op­por­tu­ni­ties to get moms and chil­dren out to meet and play with oth­ers. Con­tact Nau­rae at nau­rae@hot­mail.com or 801376-2009. Celebrate Re­cov­ery: Meet­ing at Free­dom Fel­low­ship, 239 Main Street, East Greenville (in rear, lower level), each Fri­day at 7 p.m. Need help with your hurts, hangups and habits? Let us help. 12-step faith-based re­cov­ery pro­gram. Call Pas­tor Cindy for more info or just c’mon over! Call 610-698-4756. Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Sup­port Group: The Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s Monthly Sup­port Group meets the third Thurs­days at Ch­est­nut Knoll As­sisted Liv­ing, 120 W 5th Street in Boy­er­town from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet and share with other care­givers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sim­i­lar is­sues. We do of­fer free respite care in a se­cured area for loved ones dur­ing the meet­ing. To ask ques­tions or ar­range for the respite care call 610-473-8066. Used Book Sale: Labyrinth Used Books and Gifts, First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown. Se­lec­tion of sec­u­lar and re­li­gious books avail­able for bar­gain prices. Many pop­u­lar au­thors are avail­able. There are also self help, ref­er­ence and travel books, cook­books, and chil­dren’s books. Small gift items also avail­able at low price. Fri­day, noon to 4 p.m. and Satur­day, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first Satur­day of month is bag sale. Open Bead­ing Night: Free at But­ter­cup Beads from 6 to 8:30 p.m. once a month. Bring a pro­ject you’re work­ing on or start a new one in com­pany of other Bead­ers at our monthly bead soirée. Byob, snacks to share. Call to save seat. Check web­site cal­en­dar for dates. Ages 16 and up. We hold jew­elry mak­ing classes, kids and adult jew­elry mak­ing par­ties, fin­ished ar­ti­san jew­elry, va­ri­ety of beads. www. but­ter­cup­beads.com. But­ter­cup Beads 1123 Pawl­ings Road, Audubon 484-524-8231. Moms Club Of New Hanover Town­ship: group of “Moms Of­fer­ing Moms Sup­port” for moth­ers at home (at least part time) rais­ing their chil­dren. Monthly busi­ness meet­ing on sec­ond Fri­days at 9:30 a.m. at a lo­cal church. Visi­tors in­clud­ing moms and their chil­dren al­ways welcome. If you are in­ter­ested in mem­ber­ship or at­tend­ing meet­ing, e-mail mom­sclubofnht@ya­hoo.com. Visit www. mom­sclubofnht.webs.com. Meatout Veg­e­tar­ian/Ve­gan Sup­port And Out­reach: Con­tact Veron­ica or Ge­or­gia Smith at Aceg1402@aol.com or 610970-4539. Perkiomen Val­ley Li­brary At Sch­wenksville Monthly Book Dis­cus­sion: fourth Tues­days at 7 p.m. at the cor­ner of Sec­ond and Church streets in Sch­wenksville. Light re­fresh­ments and con­ver­sa­tion. Read the book prior to dis­cus­sion. Free and open to public. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quested. Call 610-287-8360.

BERKS VIS­IT­ING NURSE AS­SO­CI­A­TION WELL­NESS EVENTS

Chronic Dis­ease Man­age­ment Sup­port Group (for­merly called Con­ges­tive Heart Fail­ure Sup­port Group): On the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month, the Chronic Dis­ease Man­age­ment Sup­port Group in­vites a fea­tured guest who cov­ers a key topic that is ben­e­fi­cial to those man­ag­ing heart health and other chronic dis­eases. Light hearthealthy snacks are also pro­vided. In an ef­fort to pro­vide healthy ed­u­ca­tion and use­ful tools, Berks VNA of­fers this pro­gram to the com­mu­nity for no charge. It is avail­able as the re­sult of a grant awarded to Berks VNA from High­mark Foun­da­tion for chronic care man­age­ment of con­ges­tive heart fail­ure. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call Denise Jozwiak, RN at Berks VNA, at 610.378.0481. Travel Im­mu­niza­tions (by ap­point­ment only): For those trav­el­ing to other coun­tries, Berks VNA has travel im­mu­niza­tions avail­able at its Wy­omiss­ing lo­ca­tion at 1170Berk­shire Boule­vard by ap­point­ment only be­tween the hours of 8a.m. – 4:30p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, please call 610.378.0481or email colleen. paolucci@hhcminc.org. Free Child Im­mu­niza­tion Clin­ics: Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion of Pottstown & Vicin­ity (VNAP) will hold free child­hood im­mu­niza­tion clin­ics each month for un-in­sured and un­der-in­sured chil­dren (ages 0-18 years). By ap­point­ment only, the child­hood im­mu­niza­tion clin­ics are held at the VNAP fa­cil­ity lo­cated at 1963 East High Street, Pottstown, Pa. 19464. For more in­for­ma­tion or an im­mu­niza­tion sched­ule for 2015, please call 610.327.5700 ext. 3800 or visit www.vnapottstown.org.

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