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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/
Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. This is the monthly board meeting. All members welcome.
Oct. 5 to 7
The Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society conference: The Future of Christendom, Transforming the Culture Through Education, held Oct. 5 to 7, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading. Register at futureofchristendom.org.
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
Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 3to7 p.m. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1749 South Main St., Bechtelsville. Eat in or take-out. Take-out orders until 6:45 p.m., call 610-369-1281. Children 5 and under free.
Oktoberfest: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sassamansville celebrates German American Heritage Month and The Reformation. All you can eat Pork & Sauerkraut dinner, including hot dogs, mashed potatoes and more 4-7 p.m. Children 5 and under eat free. Live entertainment and Beer Garden from 4:30-8:30 p.m. stpaulssassamansville.com
Berks County Genealogical Society open house: Oct. 6, 7 and 14 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Room 413, Reading, between noon and 4 p.m. Coffee and a light snack.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast 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
Boyertown Area CROP Walk: beginning at 2 p.m. from the parking lot of Boyertown Area Multi-Service. Walk will take us through Boyertown to the Community Park and back. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness about hunger both here and overseas, and to raise money through sponsorships for Church World Services’ community development programs. 25 percent of walk proceeds will go to Boyertown Area Multi-Service to fight hunger locally. For more information visit www.cropwalkonline.org or contact Pastor Eugene Zaiser at 610-369-1281.
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.
All You Can Eat Pork and
Sauerkraut Dinner: 3 to 6 p.m. Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. A donation of your choice. Calvaryucc@gmail.com
Roller Derby: York City Derby Dames vs. Reading Derby Girls at Skateaway, 2275 Lancaster Pike, Shillington. Family friendly event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. First Whistle at 7 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/ events/2126584504336749/
Trick-Art-Treat Without the
Sweet Studio Crawl: noon to 4 p.m., GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. During GoggleWorks’ 4th Annual Pumpkin Palooza make, or buy, hand-crafted glass pumpkins then visit the 2nd and 3rd floor juried-in-resident-artists’ studios for a “treat” of art supplies instead of sweets.
Quarter Auction Fundraiser: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown, to benefit Alzheimer’s Association. When you arrive, you will be assigned a number. An announcement is made for the item going up for auction and you can choose to play by bidding a quarter. To determine the winner, a number is drawn. If your number matches the number called you WIN. Proceeds from the event benefit Chestnut Knoll’s Memory Walk team. Bring lots of quarters. Tickets for sale in advance and at the door as available. Must be age 21 or older to attend. Snacks for sale. 610473-8066
AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Chestnut Knoll At Home Service, 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Learn to handle vehicle during challenging driving conditions. Learn new technology found in modernized vehicles. There is a charge. Bring AARP membership card (if applicable) and valid driver’s license. Event includes breakfast and lunch, courtesy of Chestnut Knoll At Home. Seating is limited. RSVP at 610-473-3328.
Caregiver Resource Group: 2 p.m. at Boyertown Community Library, 24 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Join Chestnut Knoll At Home and speaker Karen Strother for presentation “Tips on Home Safety” on making a home environment “senior friendly.” Free and open to public. Space is limited. RSVP at 610473-3328.
Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Past District Governor, Dave Smith speaks on Diabetes. Bally, Exeter & Amity clubs will be joining us. All are welcome.
Fall Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 South Main St., Bechtelsville. Pot Pie, Used Book Sale & Bake Sale. Author Willard Carpenter Book Signing & The TLC Stitchers will have a Silent Quilt Auction.
Trunk or Treat: 2 to 4 p.m., Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Safe place to trick or treat. Free. Games, candy, fun. Calvaryucc@gmail.com
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.
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.
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. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8: 1 to 3 p.m. Basic Computer Skills with Jennifer Kulp. Oct. 4: 1 p.m. “What Am I Supposed to Do Now” by Jessica Grater, Esq., - Wolf, Baldwin Associates. The death of a loved one can be the most difficult time in a person’ life leaving a grieving person asking the question “What am I supposed to do now?” While not everyone’s situation is exactly the same, Jessica Grater, has compiled a list of helpful information to share that can provide guidance during this difficult time. Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13: 1:30 p.m. Intermediate Computer Skills with Jennifer Kulp Oct. 9: 10a.m. Boyertown Area Multi-Service Tour Oct. 9: 1 p.m. Music by “One More Time” – Melissa & Larry Beahm Oct. 10: 10 a.m. “Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease”” by Beth Biehl, Southeastern Home Health Services Oct. 10: 1 p.m. “Medicare Update” by Virginia Cox, Boyertown Area Multi-Service Over 60 Case Manager Oct. 11: 1 p.m. Music by “The Happy Boombadears” Oct. 12: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday Nite Dance featuring “The Rehrig Brothers” Oct. 16, 30: 6 p.m. BINGO Nite Oct. 17: 1 p.m. Music by “The Pretzel Land Band” Oct. 18: 1 p.m. “History Revisited” by Darius Puff Oct. 22: 1 p.m. “Fall Prevention” by Andrew Harnish, PT, Fox Rehab Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26: 6 p.m. “Safe Haven” by Kathleen Bohannon, MSW, CT, Bereavement Program Coordinator, BAYADA Home Health Care Oct. 23: 1 p.m. “Coloring with a Purpose” with Julie Longacre Oct. 24: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party Oct. 25: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party Oct. 29: 1 p.m. Music by Glenn Miller, Instrumentalist, Vocalist Oct. 31: 1 to 4 p.m. “Golden” Texas Hold ‘Em
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 610-3690496 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 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.
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
Oct. 9, 16 & 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. 10, 17 & 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. 4, 11, 18 & 25: Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., ages 3-5. Books, songs and activities.
Oct. 5: Book & Bake Sale, Oct. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gently used books, puzzles and games. $5 bag of books from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Oct. 10: Read to Our Reptile, 6 to 7 p.m., ages 4 and older. Make an appointment for your little one to read to Dan Delion, our tortoise. Make appointments at circulation desk or call 610-406-9431 (10 minutes per child/family).
Oct. 10: Kombucha & Fermented Foods with Olga Sorzano, 6:30 p.m. Adult event. Kombucha, the beverage the ancient Chinese called the “immortal health elixir” has a rich history of providing health benefits to those who drink it. Join us on October 10th as Olga Sorzano, the founder of Baba’s Brew, reveals the centuries-old secrets of kombucha brewing. Plus, kombucha sampling! Call to register, 610-406-9431.
Oct. 13: Family Dance Party, 10to 10:30a.m. for parent or caregiver with child ages 8& under. Engage your body and mind with educational & toe-tapping songs. Keep beat with instruments. Fun props like scarves, ribbons, or a parachute.
Oct. 13: Crafternoons, noon to 2 p.m., ages 4 and older, DIY Seasonal Crafts.
Oct. 13: Beef & Beer Night, 6 to 10 p.m., Stonersville Social Club, 5580 Boyertown Pike, Birdsboro. Adult event. Night of food, drink, dancing, raffles, and fun. All proceeds benefit the Exeter Community Library. Tickets for sale at the library.
Oct. 17: STEAM Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., ages 3-8. Interact with toys and explore creative problem solving and critical thinking through play.
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 610-406-9431.
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.