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8th Annual Marc McKently Memorial 5K Run: 7 p.m., Union Jack’s Inn on the Manatawny, 546 Manatawny Road; Boyertown. Remember and honor the spirit & life of Marc McKently who died Feb. 9, 2011 at age 17. Wheel-measured 3.1 mile run on country roads and along a stream through the scenic Oley Valley. Course runs through a Historic Covered Bridge and ends with a challenging finish. Awards, refreshments for finishers, time clock at finish & instant results, food & drinks for sale. All proceeds & donations benefit the Marc McKently Scholarship Fund. Rain or shine; no refunds. Online registration at www.pretzelcitysports.com until midnight June 4. Nominal service fee applies. Questions regarding race, sponsorship or donations, Rebecca Shade 610-8580090.
Gardening for the Birds, Bees and Butterflies: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Penn State Master Gardners of Berks County will share how to create a healthy backyard habitat for birds, bees and butterflies and how to attract them to your yard. Free. Registration is required. Call for further information. 610-4069431. www.berkslibraries.org/ branch/exeter
Veterans Seminar Long Term Care Benefits: Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care invites all Veterans and their spouses to attend a free seminar to learn about long term care benefits available to Veterans who served on active duty. Seminar times are 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Free. Seating limited, RSVP at 610-4738066.
June 8 and 22
Bookmobile: Upper Frederick Township Building, 3205 Big Road, Route 73, Obelisk from 10 a.m. to noon.
Author Speaking Event with Craig Johnson: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Join us as we welcome New York Times Best Selling Author Craig Johnson as a speaker. Event is free however a ticket will be required for entry. Pick up ticket at front circulation desk in library. Books and more available for purchase at this event. 610406-9431. www.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter
Strawberry Festival: Christ Lutheran Church, 325 Covered Bridge Road, Oley. Homemade shortcake with fresh strawberries and ice cream. Homemade baked goods, soups, hoagies, BBQ, hotdogs and drinks. Eat in or take out.
Free Community Lunch: starts at noon, Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto.
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Fair: Hosted by the Berks-Mont Business Association 10 a.m. to 4p.m. downtown Boyertown. Live entertainment, DJ, rides, petting zoo, exotic animal show, street performers, food trucks, beer garden, crafters and other vendors. Fun for the entire family; pets on leashes welcome. Rain date is June 10.
Chicken Barbecue: Goodwill United Methodist Church, 148 Church Road, Elverson. Serving from noon until 5 p.m. or until sold out. Call 610-286-5875 for further information. Reserved tickets will be held until 4 p.m. only.
SRGA Trail Keepers Workday on Thun Trail: 9 a.m., meet at Morlatton Village. Work to be done will include tree and brush removal, trash pickup and fence repair. Rain date is June 10. In the event of questionable weather or conditions, call Greg Marshall at 610-780-3195. If possible, email Greg at enviro@ ptd.net if you plan to attend.
June 9 and 23
Bookmobile: Weis Market Shopping Center, Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Reading Derby Girls v Brandywine Roller Derby Brawlers: 7 p.m. at Skateaway, 2275 Lancaster Pike, Shillington. Family friendly event. Doors open 6:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/ events/203624866918093/
Reading Berks Rose Society 87th Show: in Boscov’s North Auditorium at Fairgrounds Square Mall. Exhibitors may bring their entries to the customer service entrance between 8-11 a.m. Judging 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., show open to public between 1-4 p.m. For more information call President Kevin Glaes at 484345-9769.
The GoggleWorks Studio Artists Summer Studio Crawl: noon - 4 p.m. at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Visit with the 36 resident artists and learn what’s happening over the summer as you browse and purchase original art.
Good Fellowship Riding Club: GPS; 724 Monocacy Creek Rd., Birdsboro, Open Point Show, 9 a.m. www.goodfellowshipridingclub.com, email@example.com
Science Tellers Family Program: 6:30 p.m., Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading, “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano.” Kindergartners to 5th graders and their parent/guardians welcome to attend, MUST register. Call 610-406-9431. www.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter
Summertime Bingo: 3 p.m., Chestnut Knoll At Home in Gilbertsville. Wear beach-themed shirt, sandals. Winners receive FUN outdoor and summer inspired prizes. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to public. Space is limited. RSVP at 610-473-3328.
June 13, 20, 27
Bookmobile: New Hanover Township Building, 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Vacation Bible School: at Butter Valley Community Church, 2600 Old Route 100, Bally, June 18-22 from 6:15 – 8:45 p.m. Children Age 3 through those entering 6th grade in the fall. 610-845-2429 or www.buttervalleycc.org
Mr. David’s Drawings, Songs and Silliness: 6:30 p.m., Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading, whole family welcome to enjoy Mr. David’s creative concoctions of music, art, puppets, props and humor. MUST register. Call 610-4069431. www.berkslibraries.org/ branch/exeter
Berks County Patriots: 6: 308:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer’s Market. Bryan Sheetz, Criminal Justice/former Eagle Scout, will discuss America’s and Christian Heritage in Education, Religion and Politics. Scott Miller, who’s been traveling across America for 8 years, will speak of American people’s true greatness.
Dance: Ages 30 and up, 7-11 p.m. at Keystone Fire Co., 240 N Walnut St., Boyertown. Admission charged. Door prizes, music by “Josh”. Cash bar. Call Marge 570-943-2393.
Friends of MCL 2018 Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Self-guided tour (rain or shine) of six gardens in the area will include educational talks, a low-cost plant sale and much more. Tickets on sale at Mifflin Community Library, 6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington, or Berks Nature, 575 St. Bernadine St., Reading, before and on tour day. firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-777-3911
Amateur Radio Field Day: at Sinking Spring Heritage Park. Public invited to watch club members provide radio communications under emergency conditions. Amateur Radio FCC testing on Saturday, June 23. Call Harry at 610-678-8976.
Free Concert: Hill Church Picnic Grove,620 Hill Church Road, Boyertown. Desire singing Oldies from 50s and 60s from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Rain or Shine. Free, good will offering accepted. 610-3678114, www.stjlohnhillucc.org
July 9 to 13
Vacation Bible School: at Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100 in Bally. Held July 9 - 13, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., for children ages 4 through Grade 5. Discover how to be peacemakers by learning how to resolve conflicts and figure out ways to help others in series called “Peace Lab, Discovering God’s Way of Peace” from Menno Media. No cost to attend, however children will have opportunity to give toward a giving project. Visit www. ballymc.org for registration form, one per child, and email to email@example.com to register. Questions, call church office at 610-845-7780.
The Center at Spring Street
200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, www.boyertownareamulti-service.org. Open to ages 55 and older. 610-367-2313
June 1 through July 31: 1 to 2 p.m., Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program June 8, 15, 22, 29: Early Bird Breakfast, 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays: Yoga 9 a.m. Saturdays: Move & Groove 10:15 a.m.
Sundays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 1 p.m.
Mondays: Pilates 6 p.m. Mondays: Yoga 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 9 a.m.
June 7: 1 p.m. “Urban Legends of Estate Law – Fact v. Fiction” by Jessica Grater, Esq.
June 8: Friday Nite Dance featuring “The ChasBand” at 7:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.
June 11: 1 p.m. “Senior Gems – A Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia” by Sherron Trio, Senior Helpers
June 12: Boyertown Area Multi-Service Tour 10 a.m. June 12: Shuffleboard Tournament 5:30 to 8 p.m.
June 12 & 26: Bingo 6 to 9 p.m.
June 13: 10 a.m. “What Should I Ask My Doctor?” by Beth Biehl, Southeastern Home Health Services
June 14: Walking at the Boyertown Community Park 9:30 a.m., meeting at large pavilion.
June 19: 1 p.m. “LSVT BIG – Hope for People with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Neurological Disorders” by Monica Hallman, PTA, Mishock Physical Therapy June 19: 6 to 8 p.m. “Coloring with a Purpose” with Julie Longacre who will take you step by step in coloring one of her drawings created exclusively for The Center at Spring Street. Copies of Julie Longacre’s drawings and colored pencils will be available for use free of charge, but participants are welcome to bring their own colored pencils.
June 20: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party June 21: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party
June 21: 1 p.m. “History Revisited” by Darius Puff, a local Lenape historian whose heritage includes Lenape and English, will offer a presentation titled “The Walking Purchase”.
June 25: 1 p.m. Musical Entertainment - “USO 1940’s” by Lorrie Woodward and James Hummel
June 25: Reading Fightin Phils – Dugout Suite Group Outing. Game time 7:05 p.m.
Bus transportation from The Center at 4:15 p.m., but seating limited. Payment due June 18.
June 26: 1 p.m. Book Club, “Wayfaring Stranger” by James Lee Burke.
June 27: “Golden” Texas Hold ‘Em 1 p.m.
June 28: Summer Picnic 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Summer Fun.” Picnic games, guessing games, entertainment, special favors, a bake sale and a basket raffle. Lunch includes hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, chips, baked beans, and a picnic sweet treat. 12:45 p.m. Bingo with a mystery. Cost for the Summer Picnic, $6 per person, due at time between June 4 and June 22. Seating limited.
Scrabble Club: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults in a friendly game of Scrabble, no sign up necessary.
Adult Book Club: First Monday at 10:30 a.m.
Book Sale: Friends of the Boyertown Community Library hosts monthly Book Sales on third Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mifflin Community Library
Most programs encourage pre-registration and take place downstairs at the Mifflin Community Library unless otherwise noted. Stitching Circle: Mondays 6:30-8 p.m., and Afternoon Stitching Circle meets Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. Bring own materials.
Mifflin Writers Group: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m.
Pottstown Area Garden Club: first Friday at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30a.m. Open to all.
Gilbertsville Toastmasters: improve public speaking skills and confidence. Meetings first and third Tuesday 7 p.m. in classroom 205 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. Email Doug Maden at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kstoastmaster.org. Bereavement Seminars: Mondays 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610370-1174
Birdsboro Rotary Club: Thursdays at Stoppers, 6421 Perkiomen Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Pagoda Writers: 1 to 3 p.m. first Saturday on second floor of Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Reading.