Cal­en­dar of events

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

Nov. 4

Hol­i­day Bazaar: From 8- 2 p.m. at St Paul’s UMC lo­cated at 1136 Geiger­town Road Birdsboro. There will be crafts, baked goods, home­made soup and much more.

Color Run: Girl Scout Troop in our area. Troop #1797 is host­ing a first ever Com­mu­nity 5K Color Run, at Amity Com­mu­nity Park, 1946 Weaver­town Road in Dou­glassville, from 9 a.m.-noon. This troop is hop­ing to raise enough money to travel to Sa­van­nah, Ge­or­gia (The birth­place of Girl Scouts) this sum­mer.

Ven­dor Bazaar: Hosted by the Friends of the Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4569 Prest­wick Dr, Reading. Event in­cludes food and raf­fles; Goodies bags to the 100 who at­tend. 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.boy­er­town­mu­>. 4th An­nual Friend’s of the Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary


From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary, 4569 Prest­wick Drive. Join us at the Li­brary for food, crafters, au­thors and ven­dors. Call 610406-9431 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or visit

Nov. 5

All-Y0u-Can-Eat break­fast Buf­fet: At the Geiger­town Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Road, from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sun­day, Nov. 5. For more in­for­ma­tion call 610286-6481 or visit geiger­town­

Gift Card Bingo: At St. Gabriel’s Epis­co­pal Church, 1188 Ben Franklin Hwy. East, Dou­glassville. Doors open at 1 p.m. and event is from 2-5 p.m. Tick­ets are $20 in ad­vance or $25 at the door. To re­serve your tick­ets, please call Anna Miller 610970-8911.

Nov. 9

Long Jour­neys Home: Dis­cus­sion with Dr. Michael D. Gam­bone to be held at 6:30 p.m. at Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary, 4569 Prest­wick Drive. Join Dr. Michael D. Gam­bone, Pro­fes­sor of His­tory from Kutz­town Univer­sity, as he dis­cusses his book “Long Jour­neys Home: Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans of World War ll, Korea, & Viet­nam.” He will share per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences and take ques­tions from the an­swer. Free. Regis­tra­tion is sug­gested. Call 610-406-9431 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or visit <>.

Nov. 10

Un­plugged Game Night: From 6-8:30 p.m. at the Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary 4569 Prest­wick Drive, Reading. Turn your de­vices on silent mode and play some of your fa­vorite board games while en­joy­ing re­fresh­ments! Free. Regis­tra­tion Re­quired. Call 610-406-9431 for more in­for­ma­tion or visit <>.

Nov. 11

Turkey Din­ner: From 3-7 p.m. (or un­til sold out) there will be a turkey din­ner at St. Paul’s UMC lo­cated at 1136 Geiger­town Rd, Birdsboro. Cost of meal is $10 for adults; chil­dren 6 - 11 $5 and 5 and un­der are free. Meal in­cludes: Roast turkey, potato fil­ing, peas, corn, pep­per cab­bage, gravy, home­made desserts and hot and cold drinks. For ques­tions call 610-286-9479.

Nov. 18

Hol­i­day Bazaar: To be held from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at Friedens UCC, 337 Main Street, Oley. Shoofly and fruit pies, AP cakes, cook­ies, soups, gift snacks, crafts, flea mar­ket, and gift bas­ket raf­fle. A lunch of soups, turkey and beef bar­be­cues, hot dogs, and hoa­gies will be avail­able.

Dec. 2

Oley Val­ley Hol­i­day House Tour: Self guided tour of his­toric Oley Val­ley homes, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Oley Val­ley Com­mu­nity Li­brary. Tick­ets are $12 in ad­vance or $15 day of tour and can be pur­chased at Oley Val­ley Com­mu­nity Li­brary 339 Main St. Oley. Call 484491-1278.


Lit­er­ary con­test: Res­i­dents of Berks ages 13-22, are in­vited to share your (should it be their) story of hope and re­cov­ery with the “When I Hear Ad­dic­tion, I See Hope” con­test through Nov. 15 to in­spire oth­ers and for a chance to win an Ama­zon gift card. For con­test rules, prizes, and judg­ing criteria, or to en­ter, visit <­sHOPECon­test>.

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 610-3272235. 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 Baby Lap­sits – Age In­fant-18 months (pre-walk­ing) 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. • Novem­ber 11th • De­cem­ber 9th Call 610-406-9431 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or visit http://www.

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