Calendar of events

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

Oct. 13

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.

Oct. 15

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.

Oct. 21

Fall Festival: To be held at Sch­warzwald UCC from 11-4 p.m. Games, Pump­kins, Face paint­ing and much more.

Oct. 25

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 sudsspirit@gmail.com or find us on Face­book.

Oct. 28

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.

Nov. 4

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

An­nounce­ments

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 <dar­byw@uw­berks.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 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/

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