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

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 610-4069431 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or visit <http://www.berks.lib. pa.us/sxt/>.

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 610406-9431 for more in­for­ma­tion or visit <www.berks.lib.pa.us/ sxt/>.

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.

Christ­mas Bazaar: Come One, Come All. From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Rd., (Gi­bral­tar) Robe­son Town­ship. To in­clude good food, soup, crafts, and bake sale.

Nov. 12

Read­ing Derby Girls Home

Game: Fam­ily friendly event, Read­ing Derby Girls v CCRG Fe­male Trou­ble at Skate­away: 2275 Lan­caster Pike, Shilling­ton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., First Whis­tle at 7 p.m. VIP tick­ets are $9 on­line (https://goo.gl/ cjNHWP) or $10 at the door. VIP Sec­tion has ded­i­cated seat­ing (no need to bring your own chair, we’ve got you cov­ered!) Gen­eral ad­mis­sion is $7 on­line (https:// goo.gl/cjNHWP) or $8 at the door. Bring your own chair for track-side seat­ing. Chil­dren 10 & un­der en­ter free.

Mov­able Feast Stu­dio Crawl:

The stu­dio artists at Gog­gleWorks Cen­ter for the Arts are host­ing a Mov­able Feast. Thir­ty­seven artists will be in their stu­dios on the 2nd - 5th floors from Noon to 4 p.m. There will be tasty treats ev­ery­where. For more in­for­ma­tion call 504-5777208 (Anne Chase).

Nov. 15

Be­reave­ment group:

sudSSpirit Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group will hold its monthly meet­ing on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. 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 717-866-2401 or email sudsspirit@gmail.com or find us on Face­book.

Nov. 16

Crim watch: The Amity Town­ship Crime Watch monthly meet­ing will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Dou­glassville.

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.

Ac­ces­sory sale: Friends of the Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary will host an Ac­ces­sory Sale of gen­tly used – jew­elry, scarves & purses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary.

Dec. 2

Con­tra danc­ing: Birds­boro Con­tra Dance of­fers con­tra danc­ing from 7:30 til 10:30 p.m. at Birds­boro Com­mu­nity Me­mo­rial Cen­ter, 201 E. Main St. in Birds­boro. Be­gin­ner in­struc­tion at 7pm. Caller is Sue Gola with mu­sic by ACED. Ad­mis­sion $9 for adults, $6 stu­dents. Wear or carry in clean soft-soled shoes. www.birds­boro­con­tra.org 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 484-4911278.

An­nounce­ments

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 <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 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 www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/ Baby Lap­sits – Age In­fant-18 months (pre­walk­ing) Fri­days at 9:30 AM be­gin­ning Septem­ber 15 • 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/

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