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May 24

sudSSpirit Be­reave­ment

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 or find us on Face­book.

May 28

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.

May 29

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.

June 3

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 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.


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.

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