Southern Berks calendar
Fire Safety Kids Workshop: To be hosted by the Exeter Home Depot from 9 am - 12 noon. Firefighters from various local volunteer fire departments will be on hand showcasing their apparatus and kids ages 5 - 12 years old may build a fire station bank. Event is free and open to the public with no purchase necessary.
Contra Dancing: Birdsboro Contra Dance offers contra dancing on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 7:30 til 10:30 pm at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St. in Birdsboro. Beginner instruction at 7pm. Caller is Mark Hillegonds with music by Cantabile. Admission $9 for adults, $6 students. Wear soft-soled shoes. For more information, visit <www.birdsborocontra.org>.
Reading Derby Girls Home Game: Family friendly event. Reading Derby Girls v New Jersey Roller Derby at Skateaway: 2275 Lancaster Pike, Shillington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., first whistle at 7 p.m. VIP: $9 online (https://goo.gl/Kuduqg) or $10.00 at the door. VIP Section has dedicated seating (no need to bring your own chair, we’ve got you covered!) General admission: $7 online (https://goo.gl/Kuduqg) or $8 at the door. Bring your own chair for track-side seating. Children 10 & under FREE! Half-time entertainment by Mo7s. Oakbrook Brewing Co. Beer Garden, RDG Merchandise, Snack Bar, 50⁄50. The RDG after party to follow immediately
Ghost Tour of Brinton Lodge
Explore a haunted 300-year-old mansion by candlelight, and discover a hidden world of ghosts, mysteries, and supernatural encounters in a place lost in time! Rated one of the top 10 most haunted places in Pennsylvania. $15 per person. 10⁄7, 10⁄14, 10⁄18, 10⁄20, 10⁄25, 10⁄27, 10⁄31, 11⁄1, 11⁄4. 1808 W. Schuylkill Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518. Call 610-572-7121 or visit www.brintonlodge.com for tickets.
Halloween Toast with a Ghost Indulge your Halloween spirit with treats of handcrafted beer and wine and tales of the ghosts that linger in the shadows of this real haunted house! Includes a ghost tour of Brinton Lodge, a craft beer or wine tasting, and light snacks. $25 per person. Sundays in October, 6:00 p.m. 1808 W. Schuylkill Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518. Call 610-5727121 or visit www.brintonlodge.com for tickets.
Reading Tutors: Volunteers needed for Ready.Set.READ! Program; Help make a difference in a child’s life! Volunteers are needed to tutor 2nd grade students who are struggling with reading at Lorane Elementary, Mt. Penn Elementary and Monocacy Elementary Schools. No previous teaching experience is required. This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour during the 2017-2018 school year. Current background clearances are required prior to assignment. Please contact Darby Wiekrykas at United Way 610-685- 4574 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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 610370-1174for 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 Drive, 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.
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 Drive www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/
Baby Lapsits – Age Infant-18 months (prewalking)
Fridays at 9:30 AM beginning September 15th, 2017
• No storytime held on November 24th
• Last storytime in 2017 held on December 8th Toddler Storytime – Walking to age 3 Wednesdays at 10 AM beginning September 13th, 2017
• No storytime on November 22nd
• Last storytime in 2017 held on December 13th Preschool Storytime – 3-5 Years Old Thursdays at 10 AM AND 1 PM beginning September 14th
• No storytime held on November 23rd
• Last storytime in 2017 held on December 14th Library Scouts – Ages 4 and older
New program: Library Scouts is a learning adventure about the world around us. Some nights we will have special guests come in and teach us new things. Some nights we will learn with each other. We will help make the world a better place by being kind, responsible, helpful, and accepting.
Wednesdays at 7 PM beginning Sepember 13th
• No storytime held on November 8th or November 22nd; Last Storytime of 2017 held on December 13th Saturday Storytime – Ages 4 and older The following Saturdays at 10:30 AM – Due to room constraints we are limited to 20 children.
• October 14th and 28th
• November 11th
• December 9th
Fall Book and Bake Sale
Wednesday, October 11th from 4 to 8 PM (Friends Only Preview) Thursday and Friday, October 12th and 13th from 12 PM to 7 PM; Saturday, October 14th from 9 AM to 1 PM (Bag of Books Sale - $5) at Dunn Community Center.
The Friends of the Exeter Community Library invite you to their Fall Book and Bake Sale. Come find gently used paperback and hardcover books, puzzles, games, and lots of delicious baked goods!
Fall is for Planting (Bulbs)!
Wednesday, October 11th from 6:30 to 8 PM at Exeter Community Library. Learn how to choose and plant bulbs in the fall for a spring display garden. Presented by Master Gardeners, Penn State Extension. Free. Registration is recommended. Call 610-4069431 for further information or visit http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/
‘Howdunit?’ Mystery Book Author Panel Discussion
Saturday, October 14th from 1 PM at Exeter Community Library.
Join four local mystery book authors, Sandra Carey Cody, Donna Huston Murray, Jane Kelly, and Elena Santangelo, as they discuss how and why they write mysteries followed by a question and answer forum with the audience.
Presented by Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime.
Free. Registration is recommended. Call 610-406-9431 for further information or visit http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/