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Tuesday 08/23/16
Healthy Steps in Motion
10-11 a.m. every Tuesday at Grace Alsace UCC, 2151 Kutztown Rd. Emphasizes aerobic activity, flexibility, strength & balance using popular songs. Cost per session; free for Silver Sneakers members.
LifeTree Café
Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Red Plate Diner, 420 Penn Ave., Wernersville. Open to the public. www.lifetreecafe.com.
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.
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
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.
Veterans Benefit Presentation
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.
Wednesday 08/24/16
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.
Coupon Cutting Mom
6:30 p.m. at the library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Learn how to use coupons to save money. Free; registration required. Info, 610-406-9431.
FABS Exercise Classes
Every Wednesday: 11 a.m.-noon. at Wernersville Berks Encore, Brenner Building #5, Wernersville State Hospital. 1-2 p.m. at Berks Encore Mifflin, 30 Liberty St., Shillington. Emphasizes Flexibility, Aerobic activity, Balance & Strength using popular songs. Cost per session; free for Silver Sneakers members.
Financial Seminar
"Protect Your Finances." 6:30 p.m. Boyertown Community Library, 29 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. For ages  18 & older. Registration requested. Info, 610-369-0496.
Free Meal at Bethel A.M.E. Church
Every Wednesday from Noon-2 p.m. 330 W. Windsor St., Reading. Call 610-376-7555.
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 08/25/16
Bingo
Weekly at 18th Ward Democratic Assn., 433 Pansy St., Reading. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Phone: 610-372-1850.
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.
Community Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m. Mifflin Court, 450 East Philadelphia Ave., Shillington. Learn public speaking skills. Great opportunity for personal growth and leadership development. Info, jreich3695@aol.com or 610-927-9111.
FABS Exercise Class
10-11 a.m. every Thursday at Grace Alsace UCC, 2151 Kutztown Rd. Emphasizes Flexibility, Aerobic activity, Balance & Strength using popular music. Cost per session; free for Silver Sneakers members.
Friends of the Sinking Spring Library
Book talk: "Pleasant Valley Lost," with author Joseph J. Swope, regarding the history of the Blue Marsh area. 6:30 p.m. Sinking Spring Borough Hall, 3940 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring. Free.
Hopewell Furnace Program
"The National Parks of Alaska." 1 p.m. in the Visitor Center, 2 Mark Bird Ln., Elverson. Also Pine Forge Academy Choir, 2-3 p.m. & self-guided tours, 2-4 p.m. Info, 610-582-8773, ext. 230.
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.
Meat Tray/Cash Bingo
Leesport Fire Co. Social Quarters, 11 S. Canal St., Leesport. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo at 6:30 p.m. 610-926-1251.
Novels at Night
Book club for adults meets 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Spring Twp. Library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Free & open to the public, no registration required. New book selected each month. This month: "The Silent Sister," by Diane Chamberlain. Info, Patricia, 610-373-9888 or www.berks.lib.pa.us/sst.
Reading A Cappella Voices
Prospective Chorus of Harmony, Inc. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Christ Church UCC, 4870 Kutztown Rd., Temple. All ladies and teenage girls interested in learning about barbershop-style harmony are welcome. Info, 610-921-7989.
Senior Citizen Cards Club
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Pinochle, Bridge & more. Free; no registration required. Info, 610-929-0589.
Story of Summer
9:30-11 a.m. McConnell Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Story time followed by craft, nature walk & play time. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Friday 08/26/16
Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Presents
"Are the Bats Back?" 7 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading (Bern Twp.). Free program on bats around the world & update on the Little Brown Bats of the Red Bridge. Info, 610-374-8839.
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.
Flea Market & International Food Sale
& Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. St. Joseph Church, 1018 N. 8th St., Reading. Rain or shine. Info, 610-376-2976.
Pastor Support
7 p.m. True Faith Independent Holiness Church, 1017 Old River Rd., Birdsboro. Info, 610-582-3557.
STEM Workshop
Lego Robotics for grades K-12. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Free; registration required. Info, 610-929-0589.
Saturday 08/27/16
Aglow Reading Community Lighthouse Picnic
Noon-? at 1134 Tuckerton Rd., Reading. Bring a friend or two & a dessert or side dish to share. Info, Maria, 610-939-0917 or Pat, 484-599-0304.
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 24. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, 610-985-0716 or www.rosedalegrove.org.
Bausman Community Movie Night
"Zootopia." 7:30 p.m. Bausman Memorial UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Free; bring lawn chairs or blankets. Info, 610-375-9790.
Berks Strollers
Binky Lee Preserve. Meet 9 a.m. at Livingood Park, Rt. 82, Elverson. Leader, Clyde, 610-913-0284.
Daniel Boone Rod & Gun Club
& 8/27. Target 3D shoot. 7 a.m.-noon. 301 Dautrich Rd., Reading. Info, 610-779-2090.
Exeter Community Library
"Mountain Views" slide show, presented by Corrie Crupi. 6:30 p.m. at the library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. History of the Pagoda, Fire Tower, Gravity Railroad & Skyline Drive. Free; registration required. Info, 610-406-9431.
Hopewell Furnace Programs
"From Out of the Fiery Furnace" 1-act play, 1 p.m. in the Visitor Center auditorium, 2 Mark Bird Ln., Elverson. Also The Ringgold Band, 1:45 p.m.; American Historical Theatre, 2-4 p.m.; & book signing by Dan Graham. Self-guided tours available 2-4 p.m. Info, 610-582-8773, ext. 230.
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.
Let's Dance, Inc.
7-11 p.m. at the Gilbertsville Fire Company, 1456 East Philadelphia Ave. (Rt. 73). Admission. Cash bar. Ages 35 and up. Info, Carol, 610-926-5479.
Marriage Ministry
6 p.m. True Faith Independent Holiness Church, 1017 Old River Rd., Birdsboro. Info, 610-582-3557.
Peach Festival
3-7 p.m. Epler's UCC, 1151 W. Leesport Rd., Bern Twp. "Hour of Gospel" by Jeff Krick, 4 p.m. Parking fee. Info, 610-926-1006 or 610-926-1753.
Program at Nolde Forest
"Wild Edibles." 10-11:30 a.m. Presentation followed by walk in the woods. Free; no registration required. Info, 610-796-3699.
Program at Nolde Forest
"Explore Painted Turtle Pond." 2-3:30 p.m. McConnell Hall. Collect & identify the inhabitants of the pond. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
River Fest
10 a.m.-10 p.m. & Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jim Dietrich Park. Music & food festival. Info, 610-929-4727 or www.muhlenbergtwp.com.
Yard Sale, Sandwich & Bake Sale
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Salem UCC, 307 Covered Bridge Rd., Oley. Rain or shine. Spaces/info, 610-468-6420.
Sunday 08/28/16
Free History Program
"Why Didn't Our Ancestors Go to the Gym?" 2 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading (Bern Twp.). Hands-on, interactive talk on items not seen or used much, if at all, anymore. Info, 610-374-8839.
Rosedale Camp Grove
Jeff Krick as Elvis. 6:30 p.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Ice cream social to follow. Everyone welcome. Info, 610-985-0716 or www.rosedalegrove.org.
Workshop at Daniel Boone Homestead
Make a 1-pie basket. Noon-4 p.m. Cost incl. all materials. Pre-registration & payment required. Info, 610-582-4900.
Monday 08/29/16
Get Moving Monday Guided Hike at Nolde Forest
9:30-10:30 a.m. Hike the trails with a Nolde educator. Medium difficulty, 1.5 miles. Trekking poles available for loan. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Mohnton Fish & Game Cash Bingo
100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. 7-10 p.m. Benefits conservation projects. 610-775-3470.
Muhlenberg Community Chorus
Meets weekly 6-7:30 p.m. at Grace Alsace UCC Church, 2151 Kutztown Road, Reading. Open to all voices. For info, JoAnne, 610-478-7939.
Tuesday 08/30/16
Healthy Steps in Motion
10-11 a.m. every Tuesday at Grace Alsace UCC, 2151 Kutztown Rd. Emphasizes aerobic activity, flexibility, strength & balance using popular songs. Cost per session; free for Silver Sneakers members.
LifeTree Café
Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Red Plate Diner, 420 Penn Ave., Wernersville. Open to the public. www.lifetreecafe.com.
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.
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
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.
Veterans Benefit Presentation
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.
Wednesday 08/31/16
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.
FABS Exercise Classes
Every Wednesday: 11 a.m.-noon. at Wernersville Berks Encore, Brenner Building #5, Wernersville State Hospital. 1-2 p.m. at Berks Encore Mifflin, 30 Liberty St., Shillington. Emphasizes Flexibility, Aerobic activity, Balance & Strength using popular songs. Cost per session; free for Silver Sneakers members.
Free Meal at Bethel A.M.E. Church
Every Wednesday from Noon-2 p.m. 330 W. Windsor St., Reading. Call 610-376-7555.
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 09/01/16
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.
Bingo
Weekly at 18th Ward Democratic Assn., 433 Pansy St., Reading. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Phone: 610-372-1850.
FABS Exercise Class
10-11 a.m. every Thursday at Grace Alsace UCC, 2151 Kutztown Rd. Emphasizes Flexibility, Aerobic activity, Balance & Strength using popular music. Cost per session; free for Silver Sneakers members.
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.
Meat Tray/Cash Bingo
Leesport Fire Co. Social Quarters, 11 S. Canal St., Leesport. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo at 6:30 p.m. 610-926-1251.
Reading A Cappella Voices
Prospective Chorus of Harmony, Inc. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Christ Church UCC, 4870 Kutztown Rd., Temple. All ladies and teenage girls interested in learning about barbershop-style harmony are welcome. Info, 610-921-7989.
Friday 09/02/16
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.
Saturday 09/03/16
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 24. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, 610-985-0716 or www.rosedalegrove.org.
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.
Monday 09/05/16
Mohnton Fish & Game Cash Bingo
100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. 7-10 p.m. Benefits conservation projects. 610-775-3470.
Muhlenberg Community Chorus
Meets weekly 6-7:30 p.m. at Grace Alsace UCC Church, 2151 Kutztown Road, Reading. Open to all voices. For info, JoAnne, 610-478-7939.
Tuesday 09/06/16
Healthy Steps in Motion
10-11 a.m. every Tuesday at Grace Alsace UCC, 2151 Kutztown Rd. Emphasizes aerobic activity, flexibility, strength & balance using popular songs. Cost per session; free for Silver Sneakers members.
LifeTree Café
Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Red Plate Diner, 420 Penn Ave., Wernersville. Open to the public. www.lifetreecafe.com.
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.
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
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.
Veterans Benefit Presentation
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.