Submit events about 10 days in advance of desired publication date to [email protected]news.com. Dec. 6 Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: at Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave., Boyertown at 6:30 pm. Guest will be Dave Hunsberger, District Governor of 14P. All welcome. Dec. 7& 8 Festival of Trees: Dec. 7 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Center at Spring Street, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, 200 West Spring Street, Center Entrance, Boyertown. Come and take stroll through a beautiful array of Christmas trees and enjoy delicious. Visitors will have the opportunity to win a door prize and to purchase raffle tickets for chances to win one of the many completely decorated trees. Each year, trees are donated and decorated by friends of Multi-Service - individuals, families, businesses, clubs and organizations. The Festival of Trees is a magical holiday open house for everyone to come and get into the holiday spirit. Free and open to the public. Through Dec. 14 Annual Christmas Raffle: through Dec. 14 at Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro. Tickets for sale. 610-582-5666 Dec. 8 Pancake Breakfast: 6:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Boyertown Masonic Lodge, Third and Jefferson streets, Boyertown. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverages. Children younger than age 5 free. Santa will be making a guest appearance at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 8 Christmas at the Orchard: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Weaver’s Orchard, 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown. Kids can decorate a cookie for free as well as visit with Santa. Free, but please bring a nonperishable food item, which we will take to our local food pantry.
Dec. 8 Thun Trail Section of Schuylkill River Trail
Work Day: 9 a.m. meet at parking area on Rt. 724 across from Fork N. Ale east to Birdsboro. Work to be done will include tree and brush cutting. Participate with whatever time available. Rain date Dec. 15. In the event of questionable weather or conditions, call Greg Marshall at 610-7803195. Email Greg at en[email protected] ptd.net if plan to attend. Dec. 8 Breakfast with Santa: all-you-can-eat buffet with Santa. Served from 8 to 11 a.m. St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 1188 Ben Franklin Hwy East, Douglassville. Eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, toast, coffee, tea, and orange juice. Children 10 & under are free. Parking and entrance at rear of building. Santa arrives at 9. Dec. 8 Photo with Santa: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts, 98 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, is hosting Berks Photographic Society (a non-profit agency) and Santa Claus. $10 each suggested donation. 8X10 print or photo e-mail. Dec. 8 Breakfast with Santa: 8 to 10 a.m. at Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, homefries, pastries, beverages. Bring camera for photos with Santa. Tickets for sale at library. 610-582-5666 Dec. 8 Christmas Carnival: 4to7 p.m. at Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro. Games, activities, card making. Tickets for sale for Christmas Raffle. Dec. 8 Decorate A Cheese or Butter Bell Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. These vessels keep cheese and butter fresh and free of unwanted odors, while still allowing them to breathe and continue to mature. Choose a butter and cheese bell, wheel-thrown by master potters, to decorate. Dec. 8 Breakfast with Santa: 8 to 11 a.m., Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1375 Friedensburg Road, Reading. Join the Church and Aulenbach’s Cemetery in a joint Christmas fundraiser. Make reservations at the Church 610-779-4620 or Aulenbach’s Cemetery 610779-6060. Dec. 9 Girl Scout Troop 1994 Spaghetti Dinner: 4to8 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church social hall, 222 Niantic Road, Barto. Advance tickets for sale by calling Lisa at 610-845-3928, or purchase tickets at door. Dec. 9 3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting: 5 to 7 p.m. in parking lot of Amity Township park adjacent to the playground area in Amityville. Rain date is Dec. 16. Includes Carolers. Tree lighting is at 6:15 p.m. Santa will be there with gifts for all the children. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the Daniel Boone Optimist Club. www.danielbooneoptimist.com Dec. 9 Eat, Drink, Shop and Be Merry Small Gifts Studio Crawl: 12 to 4 p.m. with the Artists at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Join us at Belly’s Kitchen and Drinkery for its 1st brunch and enjoy the live music of Josh and Trey. More live music by Jeffery Alviero on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Eat, listen and shop small gift ready paintings, prints, pottery, photography and other original art. Handicap accessible. Dec. 9 Berks County Genealogical Society open house: noon to 4 p.m. at Society library, Room 413 in the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Santa Claus will
be there. Kids of all ages welcome. We will also have a free one-hour “How to Get Started” class at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
Dec. 11 New Hanover AARP Annual Christmas Luncheon:
noon at New Hanover Lutheran Church, Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Entertainment by Boyertown Senior High School Show Choir. This event is for members only, reservations required in advance.
Dec. 13 Berks County Patriots:
6:30-8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer’s Market. All welcome. Free. Christmas Party honoring veterans. All veterans invited. Performances by Commissioner Christian Leinbach (singing & playing guitar); Muhlenberg Jr. ROTC; local legislators will speak; Schuylkill Valley students composing letters to veterans; cake cutting ceremony.
Keystone Military Families recipients of donations. Bring wrapped gifts for their kids; nonperishable foods, new/slightly used clothing; toiletries. Dec. 17 Holiday Concert:
7 p.m., Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown. Holiday tunes performed by Pottsgrove Community Band, a group of volunteers of all ages and talents who come together for the love of music to perform for the community. Light, festive refreshments available. Free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated. Please call 610-473-8066.
Dec. 18 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 defensive driving techniques, how to handle vehicle during challenging driving conditions and new technology. There is a cost. All participants must bring their 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, call 610-473-3328.
Dec. 19 sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group meeting:
6 p.m. at Exeter Community Library. 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, a brochure or newsletter, call 717-8662401 or email [email protected] or find on Facebook.
The Center at Spring Street 200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area MultiService, 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.
Dec. 7: 3 to 9 p.m. Festival of Trees
Dec. 8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festival of Trees
Dec. 11: 6 to 8 p.m. Coloring with a Purpose
Dec. 12: 10 to 11 a.m. Coping with Grief over the Holidays
Dec. 13: 1 to 2 p.m. music by Elvis Tribute artist Jeff Krick
Dec. 14: Friday Nite Dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. featuring By Request Dec. 15: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Move & Groove Dec. 17: 1 to 2 p.m. Boyertown Area Sr. High School Show Choir Dec. 18: 6 to 9 p.m. Bingo Dec. 19: 1 to 4 p.m. Golden Texas Hold ‘Em Dec. 20: 1 to 2 p.m. music by pianist Stacy Gery Dec. 26: 9:15 a.m. start time, Pool Tournament Dec. 27: 1 to 2 p.m. music by Jam Strait 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 610369-0496 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
Dec. 6, 13: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. ages 3 to 5. Engaging books, songs and activities.
Dec. 8: Family Dance Party 10 to 10:30 a.m. for parent or caregiver with child ages 8 and younger. We engage your body and mind with educational and toetapping songs, beat with instruments and fun props like scarves, ribbons, or a parachute.
Dec. 8: Crafternoon noon to 2 p.m. for ages 4 and older. Enjoy DIY Seasonal Crafts.
Dec. 10: Letter Writing Social (adult event) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. How to create beautiful and meaningful cards to thank loved ones for gifts. Call to register at 610-406-9431.
Dec. 11: Baby Lapsits Storytime 9:30 to 10 a.m. infant to age 1 (pre-walking). Oneon-one interaction between baby and caregiver holding baby in their lap. Songs, rhymes and simple stories.
Dec. 12: Toddler Storytime 10 to 10:30 a.m. walking to age 3. Stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts.
Dec. 12: STEAM Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ages 3 to 8 interact with toys and explore creative problem solving and critical thinking through play.
Dec. 13: Make, Take, & Enjoy – Hand-Painted Signs (adult event) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join Fine Artist Susan Camarata in making old school, hand-painted signs for the holiday. There is a charge to cover cost of materials; payment due at time of registration. Registration limited to 25 people. Visit the circulation desk at the library to register.
Dec. 19: Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Bring your knitting project, sit and relax among friends. Registration recommended, 610-406-9431.
Dec. 19: Coloring Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. A night
of coloring fun for ages 16 and up. Call to register, 610406-9431 Recurring 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[email protected] or visit www.kstoastmaster.org. Bereavement Seminars: Mondays 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610-370-1174 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.