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The Southern Berks News - - RELIGION - Email event listings to Ch­eryl Thorn­burg at cthorn­burg@berksmont­ at least two weeks be­fore de­sired pub­li­ca­tion date.

May 18

The Christian Women’s Club

II of Read­ing, PA: will host a “Lunch With Lu­cille” brunch on Thursday May 18 from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at The High­lands, 2000 Cam­bridge Ave., Lin­coln Park. The spe­cial feature will be An­narose In­garra-Milch, award­win­ning nov­el­ist. The speaker will be Rosie Domes of At­tica, NY. Her topic will be “Dreams to Re­al­ity- When Life Changed Ev­ery­thing.” For reser­va­tions, call Joyce at 610-929-8296.

May 18

Berks County Pa­tri­ots: will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Leesport Farmer’s Mar­ket. Rick Sac­cone, 39th District, PA House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives; Topic “Our Godly Her­itage - In God We Trust.” Steve Kruszewski Mo­ments of Peace Ad­ven­tures. (Non-Profit from Oley). Mo­ments of Peace sends youths 18 yrs. of age and younger, who have a se­vere dis­abil­ity or life threat­en­ing ill­ness on a hunt­ing or fish­ing trip in hopes of pro­vid­ing a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence and a “mo­ment of peace” so they can for­get about their prob­lems and to en­joy na­ture and out­doors with their fam­i­lies.

May 20

Health Screen: The Shilling­ton Li­ons Club is spon­sor­ing a com­mu­nity health screen­ing pro­gram May 20 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Shilling­ton Bor­ough Po­lice/ Mu­nic­i­pal build­ing. 999 E. Broad St. Cost of the screen­ing is $60. Pay­ment may be made in cash, check or money or­der at time of ser­vice. The screen­ings are by Quest Diagnostics.

May 20

Roller Derby: Read­ing Derby Girls v Gar­den State Rol­ler­girls, a Family Friendly event is set for Satur­day, May 20 at Skate­away, 2275 Lan­caster Pike, Shilling­ton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., First Whis­tle at 7 p.m. Bring your own chair for track-side seat­ing.(VIP Sec­tion has ded­i­cated seat­ing (no need to bring your own chair, we’ve got you cov­ered!) Half-time en­ter­tain­ment is by Atomic Bat. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. read­ingder­by­

May 20

The Ephrata Clois­ter Cho­rus: will present a con­cert at Friedens UCC, 337 Main Street, Oley, at 7 p.m. Join us as we lis­ten to mu­sic from the his­toric Ephrata Clois­ter and other early Amer­i­can tra­di­tions and learn more about this fas­ci­nat­ing re­li­gious com­mu­nity. Free will of­fer­ing to ben­e­fit the Oley food pantry.

May 20-21

Kemp­ton Civil War Days: Spe­cial event is a liv­ing his­tory of the Civil War era, fea­tur­ing many Civil War im­pres­sion­ists from the 16th Pres­i­dent of the United States to the drum­mer boy, Johnny Clem. Those vis­it­ing the en­camp­ments and rid­ing the train will have up close and per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences as they ride the rails of the Wana­maker, Kemp­ton and South­ern Rail­road while ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the Civil War through the mem­o­ries of the sol­diers, spies and politi­cians who lived dur­ing the 1800s. Plan to ride the train with spe­cial guests from the Civil War. Satur­day trains de­part be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. with the noon “Pres­i­den­tial Spe­cial” host­ing Pres­i­dent Lin­coln. Chil­dren 2 and Un­der FREE. Kemp­ton is lo­cated in Al­bany Town­ship in north­ern Berks County. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.kemp­ton­ kemp­ton-civil-war-days/

May 21

Melcher’s Grist Mill Open

House: Join Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter vol­un­teers from 1-5 p.m. on Sun­day, May 21 to learn about the op­er­a­tion and unique story of this sin­gle family grist mill, built in 1888 by Nick­los Melcher. The mill rep­re­sents an ex­tremely rare and com­plete ex­am­ple of a wa­ter pow­ered, mul­ti­pur­pose farm mill. Re­lo­cated here from Bally, this family-owned mill op­er­ated through the use of mill­stones for grind­ing corn­meal and grains into feed for an­i­mals. This pro­gram is pre­sented by the Berks County Parks and Re­cre­ation De­part­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion or di­rec­tions, call 610-374-8839, visit our Web site www.coun­ty­of­ parks, or check us out on Face­book. The Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter is lo­cated at 1102 Red Bridge Road (Read­ing, PA 19605); ½ mile south of the Rte 222 exit for Rte 183, be­hind Penn State-St Joseph’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter. May 24 sudSSpirit Bereavement Sup­port Group: will hold its monthly meet­ing on Wed­nes­day May 24 at 6 p.m. at the 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 and it is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, a brochure or cur­rent news­let­ter, please call 717-8662401 or email or find us on Face­book. May 29 Birds­boro Memorial Day Pa­rade: Starts at 9a.m. at W. 1st & Mon­roe streets and con­tin­ues to Birds­boro Ceme­tery, Union Twp. Con­tact VFW Dave Sei­del at 610-582-1235 or Denise Harner at 610-569-4229 for in­for­ma­tion

Boone Area Li­brary

Story Times with Miss Lisa: Mon­days, 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Story Rid­ers with Miss Barb: Wed­nes­days, 11 a.m.

Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary

4569 Prest­wick Dr, Read­ing, PA 19606 Chil­dren’s pro­grams

To reg­is­ter for pro­grams: come to the li­brary, 4569 Prest­wick Dr., Read­ing or call 610-406-9431.

Toddler Sto­ry­time: Wed­nes­days 10 - 10:30 a.m. for ages walk­ing to 3 years. We will en­joy sto­ries, songs, fin­ger plays and crafts as we sing and read to­gether with friends. It is also held the 2nd and 4th Tues­days from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Sleep­y­time Story Time: All ages, Wed­nes­days, 7 p.m. De­signed for all ages. We dis­cuss feel­ings, yoga is in­cor­po­rated to each sto­ry­time and there are op­por­tu­ni­ties to earn re­wards for read­ing books! Free. Must at­tend with a par­ent/ guardian. Preschool Story Time: Ages 3-5 Thurs­days at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. De­signed for ages 3-5 years old. An hour of read­ing, singing, learn­ing and a craft. Free. Must at­tend with a par­ent/guardian.

Satur­day sto­ry­time: 2nd and 4th Satur­days, 10 a.m. De­signed for all ages. We will read books and play at cen­ters (sen­sory, math, sci­ence, make be­lieve) based on a new theme each week. Free. Must at­tend with a par­ent/guardian.

Baby Lap­sits: Fri­days, 9:30 to 10 a.m. De­signed in­fants to 18 months (pre­walk­ing). En­cour­ages lan­guage de­vel­op­ment with sto­ries, songs, lap play, and creative move­ment. Free. Must at­tend with a par­ent/guardian. 610-406-9431 |


FREE CLOTH­ING GIVE A WAY: at Birds­boro Nazarene Church, 3rd & Ch­est­nut Streets in Birds­boro. The Cloth­ing Closet is in the base­ment of our church and is held on the 2nd & 4th Satur­day of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Each family will be al­lowed to shop free of charge for ONE BAG PER FAMILY for needed cloth­ing this is a large bag and you may come from ANY town­ship or boro. Ev­ery­one from lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties are wel­come to ben­e­fit from this mis­sion. DO­NA­TIONS ARE NEEDED — Clean, stain free, smell free, cur­rent cloth­ing (spring/summer) OTHER AC­CEPT­ABLE ITEMS: kids items, toys, books, house hold items kitchen items, blan­kets, com­forters, tow­els, rugs, small fur­ni­ture, small ap­pli­ances, clean rugs. For Do­na­tion ques­tions please con­tact Betty at 610-575-0966.

Gar­den Club: Pottstown Area Gar­den Club wel­comes am­a­teurs in­ter­ested in all as­pects of gardening. Meet­ings are held the first Fri­day of ev­ery month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Con­tact 610-327-2235.

Bereavement Sem­i­nars: are held Mon­days from 7-9 p.m. of­fer­ing wis­dom, strength, and en­cour­age­ment at St. Catharine’s Parish Cen­ter, 2427 Perkiomen

Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. Call 610 370-1174 for de­tails.

Birds­boro Ro­tary: Birds­boro Ro­tary Club meets 6:30p.m. ev­ery Thursday at the Read­ing Coun­try Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave, Read­ing.

Pagoda Writ­ers: The Pagoda Writ­ers group gets to­gether from 1 to 3p.m. the first Satur­day of ev­ery month on the sec­ond floor of the Pagoda, 98Duryea Dr., Read­ing.

Stitch­ing Cir­cle: The Mif­flin Com­mu­nity Li­brary’s Evening Stitch­ing Cir­cle meets ev­ery Monday from 6:30-8 p.m., and the Af­ter­noon Stitch­ing Cir­cle meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 1-3 p.m. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come and should bring their own ma­te­ri­als. There are cur­rently be­tween 12-15 mem­bers who sew, knit and cro­chet. The group works on per­sonal projects as well as ser­vice projects to ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity. Come join in loads of fun & stitch­ing!

Writ­ers group: Mif­flin Writ­ers Group con­tin­ues to meet the 1st & 3rd Thurs­days of the month from 6:30-8p.m. Mif­flin Writ­ers Group is com­posed of 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. Most pro­grams en­cour­age pre-reg­is­tra­tion and take place down­stairs at the Mif­flin Com­mu­nity Li­brary un­less oth­er­wise noted.

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