Calendar of events
Support Group: will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday May 24 at 6p.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 717-866-2401 or email email@example.com or find us on Facebook.
Summer Arts in Berks Parks: The Ringgold Band will present an entertaining and patriotic concert Sunday, May 28 at the Berks County Heritage Center beginning at 6p.m. This concert kicks off the County’s “Summer Arts in Berks Parks” series that runs May 28 through Aug. 24. Formed in 1852amid the area’s rolling hills and farms; the “Ringgold Band” is proud to be one of America’s first community bands. Today, under the direction of James Seidel, the band maintains its dedication to upholding the time-honored traditions of concert band music. Their diverse concert program will include familiar classics, challenging new works, as well as symphonic overtures, sho w tunes, solos and a myriad of marches. Refreshments and ice cream available in the snack bar. Parking donation of $5 per car. Rain date is Sunday, June 4.
Birdsboro Memorial Day Parade: Starts at 9 a.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.
Genealogy 101 -- Starting Your
Search:Berks County Genealogical Society is offering a series of four classes for the beginning genealogist. Classes will meet in the society’s library, Room 413 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Dates are Monday June 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6:30 -8:30p.m. Cost: $35per person, includes use of the library on class days. The topics covered are Week 1 – Getting Started, Collecting Basic Information, Week 2 – Using Our Library and Other Local Resources, Week 3 – Using State and Federal Resources and Week 4 – Using the Internet. Students must preregister by calling the library any day between noon and 4 at 484-509-4806. Fee is payable at the first class session with cash, check or credit card. Class size is limited.
Indoor yard sale: from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Exeter Community Library. Sponsored by the friends of the library.
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 www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/ 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| www.berks.lib. pa.us/sxt/
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 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave, Reading. Pagoda Writers: The Pagoda Writers group gets together from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on the second floor of the Pagoda, 98 Duryea 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 6:30-8 p.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.