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Tuesday 09/02/14
Marion Fire Company Bingo
Social Hall at the Marion Fire Co., 85 Main St., Stouchsburg. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo at 7 p.m.
Military Veterans Benefits Overview
Weekly on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Berks County Department of Veteran Affairs, 726 Cherry St., Reading. Call for info, 610-378-5601, ext. 6.
Reading Chapter Barbershop Harmony Society
Weekly rehearsal to be held in fellowship hall at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1009 Elizabeth Ave., Laureldale, from 7:30-10 p.m. Call 610-789-5753.
Ringing Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines International Rehearsal
Weekly rehearsal to be held at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Route 422, Douglassville. 7-9:45 p.m. For info, call 610-948-6505.
Temple Fire Co. Bingo
Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Free bus service to/from TFC. 4963 Kutztown Rd., Temple. Info/reservations, 610-929-0183. www.tfcbingo.com.
Wednesday 09/03/14
Civil Air Patrol Cadets Meeting
For boys and girls ages 12-18. 7 pm at Reading Regional Airport, Reading. Civilian auxiliary of Air Force. For info, www.squadron811.webs.com or 610-777-8272.
Country Dancing
Doors open at 6 p.m., lesson at 6:15 p.m. Mohnton Fish and Game Assoc., 100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. Call for info, 610-775-3470.
Free Meal at Bethel A.M.E. Church
Every Wednesday from Noon-2 p.m. 330 W. Windsor St., Reading. Call 610-376-7555.
Joseph's People
For those who are unemployed or underemployed. Learn how to increase your chances of getting hired. 7 p.m. St. Catharine of Siena Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave., Reading. josephspeople.org.
Rummage Sale
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Sokol Hall Bingo
Doors open at 5 pm.; bingo at 6:30 pm. 411 Crestmont St, Reading, weekly. Call 610 375-4500 or visit www.readingsokol.org.
West Lawn Program Bingo
Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo at 6:45 p.m. 3024 Penn Ave., West Lawn. 610-670-4952.
Womelsdorf Fire Company Bingo
Weekly at Womelsdorf Fire Company Social Quarters, 20 N. Front St. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 09/04/14
Bingo
Weekly at 18th Ward Democratic Club, 411 Pansy St., Reading. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games at 6:30 p.m.
Bingo
Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo at 6:30 p.m. Rajah Shrine hosts at 221 Orchard Rd., RD6 near Ontelaunee Dam. Call for directions, 610-916-9000. Smoke free.
Chicken BBQ Dinner
Deliver, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Pick up from noon-6:30 p.m. Eplers UCC, 1151 W. Leesport Rd., Leesport. Baked goods for sale. For advance and delivery orders, Jo-Ann, 484-706-2753.
Karaoke
Every Thursday at Berks Encore Wernersville from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call 610-670-1372.
Line Dancing
6:30-8 p.m. Reading Elks Lodge 2210 Hamp. Blvd. Weekly.
Mifflin Writers Group
For beginning to experienced writers of all genres. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mifflin Library in Shillington. 610-777-3911. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays.
Friday 09/05/14
Bingo
Weekly at the Greenfields Fire Co. Social Hall, 505 Boeing Ave., Reading. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games at 6:30 p.m. Under new management. Call 610-373-8344 or visit www.greenfields55.com.
Country Line Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club. Info, 610-488-5171.
Friday Night Bingo
Mohnton Playground - 7-10 pm - Kitchen Open. Thru September 26. Contact Carl, 610-777-9586.
Reading Radio Club
Meets at 8 p.m. at Berks County Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Bern Township. Call Harry, 610-678-8976.
Saturday 09/06/14
10th Annual Car Show
Keystone Fire Co. of Rehrersburg on Godfrey Street. 4-9 p.m. Food, fun, door prizes, live entertainment and more. For info and registration, 717-933-5082 or 717-933-4646. Benefits equipment fund. No rain date.
Beginner Fly Fishing
12:30-3:30 p.m. Red Bridge Recreation Area, 2141 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township. Located south of Wertz's Red Bridge. Reservations, 610-374-2944.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Schuylkill River Trail Hike. Meet 9:30 a.m. Boscov's East parking lot, Business Rt. 422 East, Texter Twp. Leader, Kay, 610-796-7602.
Berks Strollers
Neversink Mt.. Meet: 10:00 am Parking area at the end of Klapperthal Rd. or in the cemetery. Leader: Mim– 610-370-1661 or DOH 610-223-1254.
Bingo
Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; games at 6:45 p.m. Mt. Pleasant Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Co. Hall, Mt. Pleasant Road, orr of Route 183. 610-488-1379.
Chicken BBQ
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the DQ, Penn Ave., Sinking Spring. Proceeds benefit Sinking Spring Area Historical Society.
Chicken BBQ
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Trinity UCC, 17 N. Centre Ave., Rt. 61, Leesport. Eat in or take out. Benefits local mission outreach work. Advance tickets, 610-987-6759.
Community Days
Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Road, Douglassville. Noon-9 p.m. and Sept. 7 from 1-7 p.m. Bingo, live entertainment. For more info visit www.danielbooneoptimist.com.
Cruise For A Cure
1:30-6 p.m. at Larry Dey Auto Service, New Jerusalem. Street rods, customs, muscle cars, antiques, classics, DJ, food, drinks, raffle and more. Benefit American Cancer Society. Rain date Sept. 7. 610-682-7111.
Dance
7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Gilbertsville Fire Company, 1456 East Philadelphia Ave., Rt. 73. Admission. Cash bar. Ages 35 and up. For info call Carol, 610-926-5479.
Laureldale A.A. Bingo
Held at 1610 Nolan St., Laureldale. Games start at 6:30 p.m. Call for directions & reservations, 610-929-4131. Benefits Laureldale A.A.
Music and Fireworks on South Mountain
7:30 p,n, South Mountain YMCA Camp, 201 Cushion Peak Road, Bowmansville. www.sheidtwp.org.
New Star Explorer Junior Ranger Program
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Features Solar Watch for all ages at 2 p.m. 610-582-8773 or www.nps.gov/hofu.
Old Fashioned Sewing Circle
10 a.m. Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. Bring a project to work on. Call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Pagoda Writers Workshops
1-3 p.m. at the Pagoda atop Mt. Penn, Reading. Creative and inspiring speakers. For info/RSVP, contact L.T. at 610-413-0373. Free and open to all.
Rummage Sale
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
St. Lawrence Community Art Fair
11 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Lawrence playground, just off Rte. 562. Music, food, baked goods, puppet show and children activities. Free admission. Rain date, 9/13/14.
Sunday 09/07/14
Antique Auto Show/Flea Market
Strausstown Lions Club holds in the Strausstown Lions community park, Route 183. Show car gates open from 9 a.m.-noon. Trophies awarded at 3 p.m. Flea market opens at 6:30 a.m. Live entertainment starts at 11:30 a.m. Food available.
BMECC
Trexler Game Preserve. Meet at 9:30 a.m. in the parking area at the Trexler Environmental Education Center, 4935 Orchard Road, Schnecksville. Leader, Dory, 610-683-9655.
Community Country Fair
12:30-3:30 p.m. Community Evangelical Church, 51 Green Valley Road, Sinking Spring. Free food, games, pony rides and petting farm. Call 610-670-1942 or www.communityec.org.
Doggie Dash and Walk
Birdsboro VFW, 321 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Registration, 7:30 a.m.; race at 9 a.m.; walk approx. 9:25 a.m. Benefits Animal Rescue League of Berks County. 610-373-8830 or www.BerksARL.org/doggie-dash.
Fall Festival
Old fashioned picnic, games and fellowship with music, food and fun for whole family. Christ Mertz Lutheran Church, 16 Fleetwood Rd., Fleetwood. Follows an outdoor worship service at 10:30 a.m. For info, 610-682-7664.
Free Hot Dogs and Hymns
2-6 p.m. St. Benedict's Picnic Grounds, Route 10, Plowville. Donations accepted for St. Francis Home.
Grandparents Day Scavenger Hunt
Berks County Heritage Center. Walk, 1-4 p.m. 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. For info, 610-374-2944 or www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Leesport Area Historical Society
Museum Open House from 1-4 p.m. 128 Main St., Leesport.
Open House at Nolde Forest Mansion
From 1-4 p.m. DVD of History of Nolde Mansion and Nolde Family; Lecture on Mushrooms and a walk at 2 p.m. 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Info, 610-404-2131.
Strausstown Fire Company Car Show Breakfast
7 a.m.-10 a.m. at Strausstown Community Campus, 50 East Ave., Strausstown. Car show from 6-10 a.m. Benefits the Apparatus Fund.
Monday 09/08/14
Mohnton Fish & Game Cash Bingo
100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. 7-10 p.m. Benefits conservation projects. 610-775-3470.
Muhlenberg Community Chorus
Weekly. Open to all voices at 7 p.m. Grace Alsace UCC Church, 2151 Kutztown Road, Reading. For info, Sandy, 610-929-2160.
Reading Pagoda Chorus of Sweet Adelines Rehearsal
Weekly. Open to all ladies and teenage girls at 6:30 p.m. Christ Church UCC, 4870 Kutztown Rd., Temple. For info, Debbie, 610-921-7989 or kazzid57@aol.com.
Tuesday 09/09/14
Marion Fire Company Bingo
Social Hall at the Marion Fire Co., 85 Main St., Stouchsburg. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo at 7 p.m.
Military Veterans Benefits Overview
Weekly on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Berks County Department of Veteran Affairs, 726 Cherry St., Reading. Call for info, 610-378-5601, ext. 6.
Reading Chapter Barbershop Harmony Society
Weekly rehearsal to be held in fellowship hall at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1009 Elizabeth Ave., Laureldale, from 7:30-10 p.m. Call 610-789-5753.
Reading Community Players
General meeting for the theatre at 8 p.m. at the Playhouse, 11th & Buttonwood, Reading.
Ringing Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines International Rehearsal
Weekly rehearsal to be held at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Route 422, Douglassville. 7-9:45 p.m. For info, call 610-948-6505.
Temple Fire Co. Bingo
Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Free bus service to/from TFC. 4963 Kutztown Rd., Temple. Info/reservations, 610-929-0183. www.tfcbingo.com.
Sunday 09/14/14
3-D Archery Shoot
Daniel Boone Rod and Gun Club, 301 Dautrich Rd., Reading from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 610-779-2090.
Oley Fire Crew Company Truck Crew Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon in the Oley Fire Company Social Quarters, 477A Main St. Public welcome.