Calendar of events
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.boyertownmuseum.org>. 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 http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/
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 geigertownfireco.com.
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.
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 <http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/>.
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 <www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/>.
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.
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.
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 <www.caron.org/BerksHOPEContest>.
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 610-3272235. 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 www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/ 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. berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/