The Southern Berks News - - RELIGION - By Lisa Mitchell kutz­town­pa­triot on Twit­ter@21stcen­tu­ry­ @lmitchell

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June 7

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.pret­zel­ci­tys­ un­til mid­night June 4. Nom­i­nal ser­vice fee ap­plies. Ques­tions re­gard­ing race, spon­sor­ship or do­na­tions, Re­becca Shade 610-8580090.

June 7

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.berk­sli­ branch/exeter

June 7

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.

June 9

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.berk­sli­

June 9

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.

June 9

Free Com­mu­nity Lunch: starts at noon, Cal­vary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto.

June 9

Philadel­phia Av­enue Street

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.

June 9

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.

June 9

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@ 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.

June 10

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.face­ events/203624866918093/

June 10

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.

June 10

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.

June 10

Good Fel­low­ship Rid­ing Club: GPS; 724 Mono­cacy Creek Rd., Birds­boro, Open Point Show, 9 a.m. www.good­fel­low­shiprid­ing­, good­fel­low­ship@hot­

June 12

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.berk­sli­

June 13

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.

June 18

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.but­ter­val­l­

June 19

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.berk­sli­ branch/exeter

June 21

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.

June 23

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.

June 23

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. friend­sofmcl@ya­ or 610-777-3911

June 23-24

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.

June 24

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.stjlohn­

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. bal­ for reg­is­tra­tion form, one per child, and email to chur­chof­fice@bal­ 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-ser­ 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.

Boyertown Library

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 doug­ or visit www.kstoast­mas­ 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.

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