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Sept. 15 to 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. weaversorchard.com/festivalsevents/fall-family-fun-days/
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group: 6:30–8 p.m., Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Finding Answers and Solutions presented by expert caregivers from Chestnut Knoll. Get advice and practical tips to help decrease stress, encourage effective communication, and facilitate the best course of care. Free and open to public. Care provided to loved ones while caregiver is in meeting, preassessment required. RSVP by calling 610-473-8066.
Caring for Parkinson’s: Chestnut Knoll invites public to 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown, at 2 p.m., for free program that aims to share information about proactive approaches to caring for Parkinson’s disease. Care provided to loved ones while caregiver attends program, preassessment required. RSVP by calling 610-473-8066.
Berks County Patriots: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leesport Market. Attorney Simon Grill will talk about the School’s “Promise Program”. PA House and Senate Candidates will be there.
Huge Annual Yard & Food Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Berkshire Commons Senior Living Community, 5485 Perkiomen Ave. Exeter Township. Call for a space, $10 each, at 610-779-3993. Homemade soups, hot dogs and baked goods. Eat in or take out. Lots of great finds from furniture to antiques/collectables. Proceeds the Berkshire Commons’ Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team.
2nd Annual Disc Golf Tournament: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boyertown Community Park. Proceeds support the Boyertown Community Library. Register at https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/
Accessory Sale: new and gently used purses, scarves & jewelry sale at Exeter Community Library, 4569 Preswick Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Blessing of the Animals: 2 p.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto (under the pavilion). Bring your dogs, cats, rabbits, lizards to be blessed. Please make sure pets are in traveling containers or on leashes. There will be a time of prayer, a time of blessing, and an opportunity to walk pets on the walking trail. Those who are unable to bring their pets are welcome to bring a photo. We will also remember the pets we have loved throughout our lives. We will be accepting donations for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. email@example.com
Support Group meeting: 6 p.m. at 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. Free. For more information, call 717-866-2401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Book Mobile: New Hanover Township Bldg., 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Book Mobile: Upper Frederick Township Building, Rte. 73 (3205 Big Rd.), Obelisk, 10 a.m. to noon.
Book Mobile: Weis Market Shopping Center, Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Flea Market, Craft Show and
Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Space is available by contacting Becky Crist at 267-261-8509. Reservations and payment must be received by Sept. 27.
Heritage Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro (Exeter Township). More than 25 interpreters will present traditional 18th-century trades and crafts including blacksmithing, gun building, scrimshaw, leather working and wood working. Food prepared on open hearth as well as in the bake oven. Learn about processing flax and wool, fibers used to produce clothing and other textiles in the 18th century. Witness the waterpowered 18th-century sawmill demonstration, ride horse-drawn wagon and view the Amity Colonial Dancers in the Wayside Lodge. Visit with members of the 1st PA Regiment in their encampment. New this year are presentations by a colonial magician, storytelling with Robin Moore, and the Valley Forge Black Pots (Dutch oven cooking). 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org
Upper Frederick Twp. Community Day: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, 3205 Big Road, Zieglerville. Meet Community Leaders, Heroes & Friends. Petting Zoo, pony rides, clown, obstacle course, moonbounce, Candy Cannon, Giant Hamster Ball, face painting, rock wall and bungee trampoline and free document shredding. Chili Cook-off (preregistration required), Free kid’s crafts by The Art Bus, Used Book Sale, free raffles for prizes, food. Music all day, including a performance by Country Singer Kendal Conrad. Volunteers welcome. 610-754-6436 or www. upperfrederick.com
Sept. 29 & 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.
Hot Topics luncheon on “Immigration Issues and Steps
to Citizenship:” hosted by League of Women Voters of Berks County at 11:45 a.m. at Chef Alan’s restaurant, 525 Penn Ave., West Reading. Speaker is Abraham Cepeda, an immigration attorney in the city of Reading. Question and answer period will follow. Contact Kathy Bailey at 610-898-0225 to register.
Buckwheat, Pancake & Sausage Supper: 3 to 7:30 p.m., St. John Hill Church, 620 Hill Church Road, Boyertown. 610-3678114.
Birdsboro Contra Dance: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St. Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Caller is Mark Hillegonds with music by Tom Krumm and friends. Admission charged. Wear clean soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. www.birdsborocontra.org
Buffet: 7 to 11 a.m. at Geigertown Fire Company, 333 Hay Creek Road, Robeson Township, geigertownfireco.com or 610286-6481 for more information. All proceeds benefit the fire company.
Graveyard Ghost Tour: 5:13 p.m., Aulenbach’s Cemetery. Led by author and paranormal researcher Charles J. Adams III. Charge per person includes tour and refreshments. Send reservations & check to Aulenbach’s Cemetery, 2050 Howard Boulevard, Reading, or call Dead Ed at 610-779-6060. Email Aulenbachcemetery@gmail.com.
Hollywood Casino Bus Trip: Sponsored by Berkshire Commons Senior Living Community, 5485 Perkiomen Ave. Exeter Township. Departs at 9 a.m. and returns from casino around 6 p.m. Charge per person. Pay day of trip. Homemade muffins and beverages for ride to casino and door prizes on way home. Valid PA ID required to enter casino, RSVP by calling 610-779-3993.
Hollywood Casino Bus Trip: sponsored by Bird Chapter #460, Order of Eastern Star. Leaving Union Lodge, 201 Washington St., Birdsboro at 2 p.m., returning 9 p.m. Horse racing begins 6 p.m. Charge per person. Games and a 50⁄50 drawing during bus ride. Call Linda at 610-689-5536 (leave message) to secure a seat. Must be over 21 years and have a valid photo ID.
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 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.
Dining with Diabetes: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A program for adults with diabetes and their families, facilitated by the Penn State Extension and instructed by Debbie Griffie. $5 per person. Registration is required at http:// extension.psu.edu/diabetes or by calling 877-345-0691. Questions? Call Debbie Griffie at 610-489-4315.
Sept. 20: 1 p.m., “History Revisited” by Darius Puff, a local Lenape historian whose heritage includes Lenape and English, will offer a presentation titled “A Family Named Girty.”
Sept. 24: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., AAA Driver Improvement Course (for those who have previously taken the AAA course). There is a charge, no cost to veterans. To
register call AAA at 610-3744531.
Sept. 24: 1 p.m., Music by Michael Kropp with favorites from The Beatles, Credence, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and more.
Sept. 25: 1 p.m., Book Club. This month’s book is “Dark Horse” by Tami Hoag.
Sept. 25: 6 p.m., “Coloring with a Purpose” with Julie Longacre, will take you step by step in coloring one of her drawings created exclusively for The Center at Spring Street. Copies of her drawings and colored pencils will be available for use free of charge, but welcome to bring own colored pencils. Advance registration is requested. Call The Center at Spring Street at 610-367-2313 to register. Children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult welcome to attend. Sept. 26: 12:45 to 4 p.m., Hasenpfeffer Card Party Sept. 27: 12:45 to 4 p.m., Pinochle Card Party
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. beginning Sept. 13. 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 610-3690496 to sign up. Crafting Club for Adults: ages 18 and older will meet every third Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 18. Join other adults for a fun time of crafting. Meets monthly to make seasonal crafts. Call library at 610-369-0496 to sign up. Tech Help Tuesdays: One-onone 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 beginning Sept. 11 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.
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.
Sept. 21: Dress Like A Farmer
Day. Book is “The Animals of Farmer Jones” by Richard Scarry and craft is farm fun.
Sept. 28: “Caps for Sale” by Esphyr Slobodkina. Craft is make a silly monkey.
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. The September Homeschool Program will be our welcome back day. We will combine science, art, and communication skills as we learn about apples. Hands-on activities, a take home handout, and an apple treat will be provided for each participant. Please RSVP so we can plan for seating and supplies.
Exeter Community Library
Sept. 20 & 27: Preschool Storytime, 10 – 11 a.m., ages 3-5. Fun with engaging books, songs and activities as children build their early literacy skills.
Sept. 22: Friends Accessory Sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shop for gently used jewelry, scarves, purses and more. All proceeds benefit the library.
Sept. 25: Baby Lapsits Storytime, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., infant to age 1 (pre-walking), designed for meaningful one-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver. Lap songs, rhymes and simple stories.
Sept. 26: Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. Bring your knitting project, sit and relax among friends. Sept. 26: Coloring Night for Adults, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Night of coloring fun for adults ages 16 and up. Sept. 26: Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., for kids walking to age 3. Stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts as we sing and read together with friends.
Sept. 27: Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania Lecture and Book Signing, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Author and photographer Lorena Beniquez will speak about Pennsylvania’s changing landscape and the history of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal-mining towns.
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 email@example.com or visit www.kstoastmaster.org. Bereavement Seminars: Mondays 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610-3701174 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.