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Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:00 p.m.
2013 RELAYFOR LIFEOF DANIEL BOONE KICK-OFF
Celebration will be held at the Keystone Villa Community Room (1180 Ben Franklin Hwy., Douglassville). Come and find out what Relay for Life is all about and how you can get involved! Guest speaker, Rod Miller, a recent Hope Lodge patient, will share his experience at the lodge in Hershey and his story. There will be food, fun, and prizes! All are welcome so bring a friend! RSVP to Tracy at email@example.com.
Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. to midnight
At Mohnton VFW Post 9045, featuring DJs Don and Mon. The Post is located at 225 W., Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton. Menu item specials will be available. Guests are welcome and social memberships are always available. For information: 610-777-9106.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FALL INTO WINTER CRAFT SHOW
Will be held at the Birdsboro Community Center, 201 East Main Street. There will be a large selection of crafts decorations, seasonal candle, yard ornaments, textiles and more - suitable for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All proceeds benefit Hopewell Love in the Name of Christ and the Birdsboro Community Center. For more information: 610-582-4377.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FALL INTO BERKS HISTORY HISTORIC PROPERTY TOUR
All eight of the 18th Century buildings of the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will be open for tours at sites in Amity, Oley, Kutztown and Pike townships. There is a fee for anyone over the age of 12. Tickets will be available at each site on Sept. 29 or in advance at Boyer’s Market, 1104 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information please visit www.historicpreservationtrust.org or call 610-385-4762.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTEERING
The Delaware Valley Orienteering Association invites the public to participate in this beginner’s orienteering event. Indoor overview followed by outdoor beginner course. Small fee for orienteering map collected at event. No registration required. For more information go to dvoa.org. The Nolde Center is located on Route 625, two miles south of the intersection with Route 724 in Kenhorst. Meet at Nolde Forest EE Center’s McConnell Building. Register by calling 610-796-3699.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 to 4 p.m.
NOLDE FOREST TRAIL MAINTENANCE/CLEAN-UP
Get service hours, fresh air, exercise AND help maintain and beautify your State Park! The event is part of National Public Lands Day. Help with trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, storm damage cleanup and mansion grounds maintenance. Please register by calling 610-796-3699 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration ensures we have tools and an appropriate project for you! The Nolde Center is located on Route 625, two miles south of the intersection with Route 724 in Kenhorst.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
At Mohnton VFW Post 9045, featuring 3-D. The Post is located at 225 W., Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton. Menu item specials will be available. Guests are welcome and social memberships are always available. For information: 610-777-9106.
Sunday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.
WORK DAY AT MONOCACY HILL
Volunteers are needed to help with trail maintenance at Monocacy Hill Recreation Area, Douglassville. Group will meet at parking lot on Geiger Road. All activities are weather permitting. No special skills or equipment needed. For more information or directions visit www.monocacyhill.org.
Sunday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Woman’s Club of Birdsboro is hosting their Annual Car Show at the Daniel Boone High School on Chestnut Street (Route 345) in Birdsboro. There will be dash plaques to the first 200 registered cars. Food and baked goods are available. There will be a DJ, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, and a Chinese auction. Once again this year we are having a blood drive by Miller-Keystone Blood Center. This event is held rain or shine. Vendors are welcome. For more information or to register, call Sherri at 484-529-5090. Proceeds will benefit community projects.
Sunday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2ND ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK
A family fun day at Main Bird Park, Birdsboro, benefiting the Keystone Soldiers and The Get Well Gabby Organization. Picnic in the Park will include vendors, Rolling Game Station, Max’s Moonwalk, Missi Allen Face Painter and Caricatures, a Chinese Auction, a car show, a fashion show featuring Jockey Person to Person and Bear Haven Boutique, The Art Bus and food and games. The Gold Party Girl will be there buying your unwanted gold, platinum, and silver. The event is free. For more info. visit www.reading.macaronikid.com. To enter the car show email@example.com. Rain date - Oct. 7.
Sunday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m.
Schwarzwald Lutheran Church will host the Handbell Choir from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The concert is part of Schwarzwald’s 275th anniversary. The church is located at 250 Church Rd., in Exeter Township.
Tuesday thru Saturday, Oct. 2 to 6
HARVEST BOOK AND BAKE SALE
Friends of Exeter Community Library will hold this annual event at Dunn Community Center in Exeter. Oct. 2, 4 to 8 p.m. Friends only-join at the door; Oct. 4 and 5, 12 to 7 p.m.; Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bag of Books ALL DAY!
Monday, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center staff invites you to join us for Books and Boots: Book Discussion with Nature Hike. Hike will be led by Susan Munch author of Outstanding Mosses and Liverworts of Pennsylvania and Nearby States.
Join our staff librarian for a morning of mind exercising discussion, followed by a body-exercising walk in Nolde Forest. Books are selected by the group. Bring your own nature/environment themed recommendations to share. Please call to register and get current book titles. Meet in the Mansion Library, 2910 New Holland Rd. Reading. Additional dates of program:Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6.
For more information or to register for the program, call the Center weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 610-796-3699. The Nolde Center is located on Route 625, two miles south of the intersection with Route 724 in Kenhorst.
Monday, Oct. 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
LIVING WITH LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Offered by Diakon Family Life Services, meets Mondays through Oct. 15, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 831 N. Wyomissing Blvd. The sessions are led by a counseling professional and provide a forum for participants to share experiences, learn coping skills, and understand the emotions that arise when suffering a loss. The group is free of charge for participants. For more information or to register, contact Diakon Family Life Services at 610-682-1337 or toll-free at 1-888-499-2699.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 5 to 8 p.m.
STEAK AND SHRIMP NIGHT
Will be held at the Monarch Fire Company at 50 Pennsylvania Avenue, Monocacy. It’s the first of several nights the fire company has planned. Additional steak and shrimp nights are planned for Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 9, April 6 and May 4.Call 610 385 3310 for more details.
Sunday, Oct. 7, 7 to 11 a.m.
AYCE BREAKFAST BUFFET
Hosted by the Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road. There is a fee for anyone age 6 and over. For more information, call 610-286-6481. The fire company needs and appreciates your support.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. or 6 p.m.
MEDICARE ENROLLMENT EDUCATION
FREE to the public. Call 610-208-8890 to register for either session. This is not a sales seminar. This is a free seminar to help you make the right choices for your Medicare Insurance during the open enrollment period from October to December. The class meets at Rittenhouse Senior Living, 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading. George Violand CLU ChFC is the speaker.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Exeter Bible Church, 926 Philadelphia Terrace, Birdsboro will host a concert by Steve Green. Tickets are on sale now. For information: 610-582-4191.
Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Is a support group at St. Joe’s for children with a parent who is being treated for cancer. The group meets in the Bern Township facility on the fourth Monday of each month. It is open to all children, regardless of where the parent is being treated. For more information, call 610-378-2602 or go to www.kidsconnected.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FAMILY NIGHT AT CHICK-FIL-A EXETER
Chick-Fil-A Exeter hosts free Family Nights the fourth Tuesday of every month. This time - Make your own treat bags! Chick-fil-A Exeter, is located at 4675 Perkiomen Avenue. For more information on Chick-fil-A events, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chick-fil-a.com/exeter.
Exeter Community Library Fall Storytime schedule
Toddler Storytime, for children between the ages 18 to 36 months old - every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. through Dec. 19.
Pre-school Storytime, for children between the ages 3 and 5 years old - every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. The theme is “The Alphabet.” Runs through Dec. 20.
Sleepytime, for children of all ages - every Wednesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. This fall’s theme is “Color My World.” Runs through Dec. 19.
Saturday Storytime, for children of all ages - meets the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Runs through Dec. 8. The fall theme is “It’s Time to Eat.”
Storytimes are free and open to the public with no registration required! For info: 610-406-9431 or visit www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt.
FIRST TO SERVE: BERKS COUNTY AND THE PATH TO CIVIL WAR
Historical Society of Berks County honors the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with its inaugural Civil War exhibit. Exhibit continues through June 8, 2013; 940 Centre Ave., Reading, PA. For information: 610-375-4375 or visit www.berkshistory.org.
Hope UMC’s Prayer Time
Hope UMC is inviting everyone to the last Friday of each month for Prayer Time 7 to 8 p.m. This is an open invitation for anyone to come and join in for a casual and relaxing time of spontaneous prayers. A time to pray together or by ourselves for all kinds of prayers, some of which may be for ourselves, friends, family, our community, our church, our schools, and current world events. There is no format for the prayer services as each service is lead by the Holy Spirit. The church is at 117 North Monocacy Creek Road in Douglassville. For more information, call 610-385-7141 or e-mail email@example.com.
STORIES AND SNACKS FOR KIDS
Stories and snacks for pre-schoolers every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Gently Used Books, Douglassville Shopping Center, Douglassville. An adult must be present with each child that attends. No charge. For information call 610-385-0766.
FREE BEAD NIGHTS AND JEWELRY MAKING CLASSBeing offered year round at Buttercup Beads! Free community Bead Soiree nights twice a month, from 6 to 8 p.m. Huge variety of jewelry making classes also available for novice and/or experienced beaders. Check Web site for dates and details at www.buttercupbeads.com. Buttercup Beads, 2151 E. High Street, Pottstown. For more information call 484-524-8231.