Calendar of events
Haunted History: Friday the Thirteenth is the Grand Opening of the Haunted History Gallery at the Boyertown Area Historical Society Museum. Revel in the interactive exhibits, posing for your picture in an open coffin, exploring an iron mine, or visiting the local “dentist” for kids of ages. Hear all about the haunted activity in the museum and track down the spirits for yourself. All of this while learning about the history of Boyertown from 6to 9PM at 43 S. Chestnut St, Boyertown. There is a $5 cover fee and refreshments will be served. For further details, visit www.BoyertownHistory.org or call 6103675255.
Fall open house: Monocacy Hill Recreation Area, Amity Township, Douglassville, will be holding a Fall Open House from 10-5 p.m. Activities will include hikes throughout the day , free snacks and refreshments and youth activities. More information can be found at < www.monocacyhill.org >. Raindate for this event will be Sunday, Oct. 22.
Fall Festival: To be held at Schwarzwald UCC from 11-4 p.m. Games, Pumpkins, Face painting and much more.
Bereavement group: sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday October 25th at 6 PM 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Chicken BBQ: From 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. or until sold out. For tickets call 610-802-4488. Cost is $9 for a meal. Pick-up is at Birdsboro Beverage 236 W 15th St Birdsboro. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s UMC located in Birdsboro.
Trunk or Treat: Free family fun, from 2-4 p.m. A safe way for kids to enjoy Halloween activities, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Road, Gibraltar. Event will include music, haystack search, witches hat toss, photo booth, snacks & drinks, pumpkin bowling, face painting and more.
Diner Day: To be held from 10-1 p.m. at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles in the 1938 Reading Diner. The museum will be serving homemade pies and fresh coffee at 1938 prices…. that means 5 cents for coffee and 25 cents for pie. For more info call 610-367-2090 or go to <www. boyertownmuseum.org>. Holiday Bazaar vendors needed: From 8 - 2 p.m. at St Paul’s UMC located at 1136Geigertown Road Birdsboro. Contact Beth at 610-636-3599 to reserve a table. Cost is $15
Book sale The Friends of the Exeter Community Library is holding a Harvest Book & Bake Sale in the Dunn Community Center — Thursday & Friday Oct. 12 & 13 from 12-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 am to 1 pm $ 5 Bag of Books sale. Book and bake sale Friends of Mifflin Community Library Used Book & Bake Sale Thurs. Oct. 26 4-7 p.m., Fri. Oct. 27 and Sat. Oct. 28 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday is Bargain Bag Sale Day – fill a bag (supplied) for only $5/bag. Sale will held at Mifflin Community Library, 6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington. Ghost Tour of Brinton Lodge Explore a haunted 300-yearold 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 610-5727121 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 610-572-7121 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 <email@example.com>. 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 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 2017held 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 ‘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/