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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 Clause 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] gmail.com 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. 610-3701174

Birdsboro Ro­tary Club: Thurs­days at Stop­pers, 6421 Perkiomen Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

Pagoda Writ­ers: 1to3 p.m. first Satur­day on sec­ond floor of Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Read­ing.

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