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Un­til Oct. 27

Fall Fam­ily Fun Days: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Weaver’s Or­chard, 40 Fruit Lane, Mor­gan­town, on Satur­days & Colum­bus Day, Sept. 15 to Oct. 27. Food, hay rides, pick-your-own fruit, live mu­sic and kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing face paint­ing, ob­sta­cle cour­ses, clown, Bar­rel train and farm yard play area. Ad­mis­sion charged, park­ing is free. https://www.weaver­sor­­ti­vals-events/ fall-fam­ily-fun-days/

Oct. 25

Free Medi­care sem­i­nar:

2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Join Chest­nut Knoll and Eliz­a­beth Sny­der, founder and bro­ker prin­ci­pal of Main Street Fi­nan­cial Part­ners, at 120 W. Fifth St., Boy­er­town, to learn how you can nav­i­gate the cov­er­age choices of­fered by Medi­care. Free and open to the pub­lic; how­ever, seat­ing is lim­ited. RSVP re­quired by Oct. 23, call 610-473-8066.

Oct. 26

Baked Ham Din­ner and Bake Sale: 4:30 to 7 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Rd., Gi­bral­tar (Robe­son Twp.). 610-582-3655. Tod­dlers Free. A por­tion of pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit Vet­er­ans Mak­ing a Dif­fer­ence and the bal­ance will be used for un­bud­geted church projects.

Oct. 27

Dance: Ages 30 and up, Sept. 29 & 27, 7 to 11 p.m. at Key­stone Fire Co., 240 N Wal­nut St., Boy­er­town. Ad­mis­sion charge in­cludes door prizes, DJ Johnny K. Cash bar. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Marge 570-943-2393.

Oct. 27

Trunk Or Treat: 2 to 4 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Road, Gi­bral­tar (Robe­son Twp.). Free fam­ily event. Candy, games, face paint­ing, snacks.

Oct. 27

Bags & Ban­gles for Books: Oley Li­brary fundraiser 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop into the li­brary to shop gen­tly used se­lec­tion of jew­elry and hand­bags for a mon­e­tary do­na­tion to the li­brary. Funds raised will be used to pur­chase new books. Also, we are seek­ing do­na­tions of gen­tly used hand­bags and ac­ces­sories for this fundraiser. Do­na­tion re­ceipts pro­vided upon re­quest.

Oct. 27

The Beauty of Plants in De­tail Work­shop: 10 a.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Stu­dents will use mag­ni­fy­ing glasses and mi­cro­scopes to dive into lay­ers of minia­ture de­tail of plants, and Su­san will help de­pict them with pen­cil and paper, or by us­ing a cam­era. When sign­ing up, in­di­cate pref­er­ence of draw­ing or pho­tog­ra­phy (bring cam­era). Ad­mis­sion charged. Reg­is­ter at least one week prior.

Oct. 28

Ukulele Jam at the Half Moon Cafe: 3:30 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Meets the last Sun­day of month. All skill lev­els wel­come to play old stan­dards, folk, rock, and any­thing of in­ter­est. We also in­vite singers, gui­tar, and per­cus­sion. $5 sug­gested do­na­tion.

Oct. 28

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

Oct. 28

Trunk or Treat: 4 to 6 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birds­boro. Safe trick or treat­ing event for candy and other prizes, while en­joy­ing free hot dogs, drinks and pop­corn. Come in cos­tume. Chil­dren un­der 12 must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

Oct. 28

Trunk Or Treat: 5 to 8 p.m., Au­len­bach’s Ceme­tery, 2050 Howard Blvd. (Viaduct), Read­ing. Safe Trunk or Treat for chil­dren. Or to par­tic­i­pate call Dead Ed 610-779-6060, Au­len­bachceme­

Oct. 28

All You Can Eat Break­fast: 7 a.m. to noon, Bally Fire Co., 537 Chest­nut St., Bally. Chil­dren un­der 6 free. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Bally Lions Projects.

Nov. 1 to 3

Friends Of Mif­flin Com­mu­nity Li­brary Book and Bake Sale: Nov. 1 noon to 8 p.m., Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 3, $5 Bag Sale from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. 610-777-3911

Nov. 1

Free Medi­care sem­i­nar: 6:30 p.m. Join Chest­nut Knoll At Home and Eliz­a­beth Sny­der, founder and bro­ker prin­ci­pal of Main Street Fi­nan­cial Part­ners, at 1041 E. Philadel­phia Av­enue, Gil­bertsville, to learn how you can nav­i­gate the cov­er­age choices of­fered by Medi­care. Free and open to pub­lic. Seat­ing is lim­ited. RSVP re­quired by Oct. 30. Call 610-473-3328.

Nov. 3

Turkey Din­ner: 3 to 7 p.m. (or un­til sold out) at St. Paul’s UMC, 1136 Geiger­town Rd., Birds­boro. Chil­dren 5 and un­der free. Roast turkey, po­tato fil­ing, peas, corn, pep­per cab­bage, gravy, home­made desserts and hot and cold drinks. Take out meals avail­able. 610-286-9479

Nov. 3

Friends Ven­dor Bazaar:

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 4569 Prest­wick Drive, Read­ing, Pa 19606. 25 Ven­dors, Crafters, Au­thors & Food.

Nov. 3

Liv­ing Gifts Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trin­ity Church, 250 Swein­hart Rd., Boy­er­town. Joint hosted by New Hanover Lutheran Church and Trin­ity Church. No en­trance fee. Guests en­cour­aged to bring non-per­ish­able pantry items to ben­e­fit com­mu­nity. Visit booths hosted by area non-prof­its, find out about their work and sup­port their projects. Bake sale, bev­er­ages and lunch for sale. All sales ben­e­fit non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions work­ing in lo­cal com­mu­nity and around the world. Ques­tions, call Trin­ity at 610-369-1507.

Nov. 4

All-You-Can-Eat Break­fast Buf­fet: from 7 to 11 a.m. at Geiger­town Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Road, Robe­son Town­ship. For more info geiger­town­ or 610-286-6481. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the fire com­pany.

Nov. 7

Venom In­sti­tute: 6 p.m. fam­ily friendly meal, 6:45 p.m. pro­gram at Robe­son Lutheran Church & Preschool, 3520 Plow Road, Mohn­ton. Rudy Arceo, founder and pre­sen­ter of the Venom In­sti­tute, brings live snakes and other rep­tiles. Visit www.ven­omin­sti­tute. org. RSVP to the church of­fice by Nov. 5 at 610-856-7242 or email Sue Creed at screed@ A free will of­fer­ing helps de­fray ex­penses for fu­ture pro­grams. All in­vited.

Nov. 9

Cash Bingo: at Geiger­town Fire Com­pany, 3433 Hay Creek Road (Route 82), Geiger­town. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tick­ets must be pur­chased for all chil­dren. Ques­tions, call the fire com­pany at 610-2866481.

Nov. 17

Hur­ri­cane Re­lief Fundraiser Pan­cake Break­fast: 7 to 10:30 a.m., Bally Men­non­ite Church, Route 100 in Bally in Fel­low­ship Hall. Pan­cakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, scrap­ple, OJ, tea, & cof­fee. Do­na­tions of all amounts ap­pre­ci­ated. Pro­ceeds will pro­vide funds for long term re­lief ef­forts of the Men­non­ite Dis­as­ter Ser­vice. Will help those who are suf­fer­ing in the af­ter­math of hur­ri­canes. www.bal­

Nov. 17

Hol­i­day Bazaar and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cal­vary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Fea­tur­ing many lo­cal crafters, cook­ies, pies, flea mar­ket and lunch. 610-6525023 cal­

Nov. 17

Hol­i­day Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Friedens UCC, 337 Main St., Oley. Pies, cakes, cook­ies, soups, and po­tato fill­ing will be sold and may be pre-or­dered be­fore Nov. 14 at 610-987-6020 or 610-9873536. Lunch can be pur­chased for eat-in or take-out. Raf­fles for crafts, theme bas­kets, and a hand­made quilt, plus a huge White Ele­phant sale and ven­dors with plants, art and nu­mer­ous gift and hand­crafted items.

The Cen­ter at Spring Street

200 West Spring St., Boy­er­town, a pro­gram of Boy­er­town Area Multi-Ser­vice, www.boy­er­townarea­mul­ti­ser­ Open to ages 55 and older. 610-3672313

Fri­days: Early Bird Break­fast 8 a.m.

Satur­days: Yoga 9 a.m. Satur­days: Move & Groove 10:15 a.m. Space is lim­ited, call The Cen­ter to re­serve spot. 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.

2nd & 4th Thurs­days: walk­ing at Boy­er­town Com­mu­nity Park. Meet 9:30 a.m. at large pavil­ion.

Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8: 1 to 3 p.m. Ba­sic Com­puter Skills with Jen­nifer Kulp. Oct. 25: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party

Oct. 29: 1 p.m. Mu­sic by Glenn Miller, In­stru­men­tal­ist, Vo­cal­ist

Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13: 1:30 p.m. In­ter­me­di­ate Com­puter Skills with Jen­nifer Kulp

Oct. 30: 6 p.m. BINGO Nite

Oct. 31: 1 to 4 p.m. “Golden” Texas Hold ‘Em

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. Bear­a­bil­i­ties: ev­ery sec­ond Thurs­day at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by Abil­i­ties in Mo­tion at the Boy­er­town Com­mu­nity Li­brary. A so­cial and recre­ational op­por­tu­nity for adults of all ages with dis­abil­i­ties and their care­tak­ers. In­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed for all abil­i­ties will in­clude, mu­sic, craft-mak­ing and sen­sory friendly sea­sonal events. Call li­brary at 610-369-0496 to sign up.

Craft­ing Club for Adults: ages 18 and older will meet ev­ery third Tues­day at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults for a fun time of craft­ing. Meets monthly to make sea­sonal crafts. Call li­brary at 610369-0496 to sign up.

Tech Help Tues­days: Oneon-one in­struc­tion pro­vided for Mi­crosoft Of­fice, Google, email, In­ter­net use, so­cial me­dia, smart phones or tablets. Call li­brary at 610-369-0496 to sched­ule an ap­point­ment. Adult Paint­ing Party: held twice a month, on sec­ond Tues­day at 6:30 p.m. and third Thurs­day 11 a.m. Cost $20 in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als. Call li­brary to sign up.

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.

Oley Li­brary

Preschool storytime: Fri­days 10:30 a.m. While fo­cus is preschool ages, lap­sit in­fants or young homeschool chil­dren are wel­come as well. We are not a “hush” li­brary and en­cour­age chil­dren to join us who may be new to or­ga­nized events. Storytime is a great pro­gram for chil­dren pre­par­ing for preschool and kinder­garten.

Movie night: new “Harry Pot­ter” Book and movie club. Read the book, then come to li­brary to watch movie on first Thurs­day of month 5-7 p.m. Septem­ber is “Harry Pot­ter and the Sor­cerer’s Stone.” Home School Hook Ups:

3rd Tues­day of each month at 10:30 a.m. RSVP so we can plan for seat­ing and sup­plies.

Ex­eter Com­mu­nity Li­brary

Oct. 23: Baby Lap­sits Storytime, 9:30 – 10 a.m., in­fant to age 1 (pre-walk­ing). Care­givers hold their ba­bies in their laps while the li­brar­ian leads the group in a va­ri­ety of lap songs, rhymes and sim­ple sto­ries.

Oct. 24: Tod­dler Storytime, 10 to 10:30 a.m., walk­ing to age 3. Tod­dlers will en­joy sto­ries, songs, fin­ger plays, ac­tiv­i­ties, and crafts as we sing and read to­gether with friends.

Oct. 18 & 25: Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., ages 3-5. Books, songs and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Oct. 22: Let­ter Writ­ing So­cial, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Adult event. The Lost Art of Let­ter Writ­ing con­tin­ues. In Oc­to­ber, guest artist and Read­ing na­tive, Di­ane Faye will teach Dec­o­ra­tive Let­ter­ing for En­velopes. Faye’s tat­too-in­spired de­signs have been seen in Inked Mag­a­zine and Tat­toos for Women mag­a­zine and var­i­ous web­sites ded­i­cated to out­stand­ing sta­tion­ary de­signs. Faye will have greet­ing cards on site avail­able for pur­chase. The li­brary will pro­vide sup­plies, but guests should feel free to bring their own. Call to reg­is­ter 610406-9431.

Oct. 24: Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Bring your knit­ting project, sit and re­lax among friends.

Oct. 24: Col­or­ing Night for Adults, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring out your in­ner child with a night of col­or­ing fun for adults. Ages 16 and up.


Pottstown Area Gar­den Club meet­ings: first Fri­days at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Open to any­one in­ter­ested in all as­pects of gar­den­ing, in­clud­ing hor­ti­cul­ture, flo­ral and land­scape de­sign, gar­den study and flower show schools. Sum­mer meet­ings held at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. See us on Face­book. 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. 610-370-1174 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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