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The Southern Berks News - - RELIGION - Email event list­ings to Re­becca Blan­chard at rblan­chard@berksmont­ at least two weeks be­fore de­sired pub­li­ca­tion date.

Oct. 7

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.birds­boro­con­>.

Oct. 8

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 ( 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 ( 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.brin­ton­ 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.brin­ton­ 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 <dar­byw@uw­>. 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

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

‘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

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