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Sunday 05/01/16
3-D Archery Outdoor Shoot
7 a.m.-noon. South Birdsboro Archery, Rod & Gun Club, 470 Geigertown Rd., Douglassville.
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
Berks County Heritage Center
"Covered Bridges of Berks County" by Theodore Burr & Fred Moll. 2 p.m. at BCHC, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-374-8839.
Berks Youth Chorus Presents
"Music Tones & Voices." 4 p.m. Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing. Tickets/info, 610-898-7664 or, as available, at the door.
Children's Day Sheep & Wool Program
Noon-4 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. Hands-on activities & 18th-century demonstrations for children & their families. Admission. Info, 610-582-4900.
Christian Acoustic Music Open Mic
First Sunday of every month. 7 p.m. The Torch, Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main St., Morgantown. Info, 717-354-6804.
Flying Wild Day & Open House
1-4 p.m. Nolde Mansion, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Games, crafts & activities focused on birds, & video & self-guided tours of the mansion. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Free Concert
Bob Kreitz & Friends. 3 p.m. St. Paul's UCC, 301 W. Penn Ave., Robesonia. All are welcome.
Guided Hike at Nolde Forest
11 a.m.-noon. Medium difficulty; approx. 2 mi. Meet at McConnell Hall, Nolde Forest EE Center, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free; registration required, 610-796-3699.
Indoor Sale
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reading Junior Academy, 309 Kenhorst Blvd. Baked goods, clothing, furniture & more. Benefits Worthy Student Fund. Info, 610-777-8424 or 610-777-8070.
Interfaith Labyrinth Walk for Peace
"Walking for Healing." 2:30 p.m. Epler's UCC, 1151 W. Leesport Rd., Leesport. Free-will offering to benefit Opportunity House. Info, 610-374-8451 or 610-926-1006.
Organ Concert
Featuring Thomas Dressler. 3 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1009 Elizabeth Ave., Laureldale. Free-will offering.
Monday 05/02/16
Berks Photographic Society
"Flash Photography," presented by Phil Magistro. 7:30 p.m. BPS Bldg., Gregg & Noble Sts., Reading. Free & open to the public.
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 6:30 p.m. Grace Alsace UCC Church, 2151 Kutztown Road, Reading. For info, JoAnne, 610-478-7939.
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.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Tuesday 05/03/16
Clover Farms Dairy Retirees Breakfast Club
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Perry Restaurant, Bellevue Ave., Shoemakersville.
Contemporary Movie Night
"In the Heart of the Sea." 6:30 p.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-406-9431.
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.
Penn State Master Gardeners Present
"Evenings in the Garden." Drop by between 6-8 p.m. in the Demonstration Gardens, Berks Co. Ag Center, Leesport (Bern Twp.). Free tours of the garden areas, demonstrations & Plant Clinic. Info, 610-378-1327.
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 05/04/16
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.
Evening Readers Book Club
"The Book of Speculation," by Erika Swyler. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Free & open to the public. 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.
Free Meal at Bethel A.M.E. Church
Every Wednesday from Noon-2 p.m. 330 W. Windsor St., Reading. Call 610-376-7555.
Movie Screening & Discussion
"Wyomissing: An American Dream. 3-5 p.m. Neag Planetarium, Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Rd., Reading. Stories of the borough's founding fathers. Register/info, wlvt.org/events.
Rummage Sale
10 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.
World Affairs Council of Greater Reading
Luncheon speaker: Molly Williamson, "At the Intersection of the 3 Es: Energy, Environment & Economy." Noon at Inn at Reading. High school & college students welcome. Reservations required, 610-375-7880 or for more info, Donna, 717-484-4973.
Thursday 05/05/16
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.
Elverson Garden Club
Meets 7 p.m. at the Morgantown Village Library. Speaker: naturalist Scott Weidensaul. Anyone interested in gardening or floral arranging welcome.
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.
Hamburg Area Historical Society Presents
"The Journey of Juliana," from Germany to northern Lebanon Co., by Alice Spayd. 7 p.m. in Large Group Room, Hamburg Area High School. All are welcome. Info, 610-562-3664.
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.
Memory Café
Held each Thursday from 1-3 p.m. a Berks Encore–Reading. Free program geared toward people with dementia and their caregivers. Light refreshments served. Info, Lisa, 610-374-3195 ext. 214.
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.
National Prayer Day
Noon-7 p.m. St. Paul's UMC, 1136 Geigertown Rd., Birdsboro. Everyone welcome; stop by at your convenience.
Spring Book & Bake Sale
& May 6, noon-7 p.m. & May 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dunn Barn, below the Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Info, 610-406-9431.
Spring Township Library Presents
"The White Caps of Pearl Harbor: The Army & Navy Nurses" by Winifred Moll. 6:30 p.m. Twp. of Spring Fire Station, 2301 Monroe Ave., West Lawn. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-373-9888.
Friday 05/06/16
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.
Couples & Family Line Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club outreach programs. Info, 610-488-1984.
Flower Power
6:30-7:30 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. Plant folklore & spring wildflower identification by "Porcupine Pat" McKinney. Free program is suitable for teens & adults. Info, 610-374-8839.
Penn State Master Gardener Plant Sale
Noon-7 p.m. & May 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Berks Co. Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport. Wide variety of plants, free literature & gardening advice. Rain or shine. Info, 610-378-1327.
Wernersville Fair
5-10 p.m. & May 7, 3-10 p.m. 111 Stitzer Ave., behind the Fire Co. Music at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Wernersville Lions Club.
Saturday 05/07/16
AYCE Breakfast
7-11 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4201 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd., Reading. Info, 610-921-4201.
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.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Nolde Forest. 4+ moderate-challenging miles. Meet 10 a.m. Saw Mill parking lot, entrance on Rt. 625. Leaders: Annelies & Rudy, 610-777-4223.
Berks Strollers
Kaercher Creek Park. Meet 9:30 a.m. at Redners parking lot, Rt. 61, Leesport. Leader, Richard, 610-504-4190.
Birdsboro Contra Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Admission charged. Wear soft-soled shoes. Info, birdsborocontra.org.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Birdsboro Watershed Hike. 8-10 mi. with many climbs & cable bridge crossing. Meet 9 a.m. at Rustic Park parking area. Bring water & lunch. Leader: Diane, 610-777-5881.
Chicken BBQ
11 a.m. until ?. Vinemont Community Lutheran Church, Fritztown Rd. between Reinholds & Sinking Spring. Ala carte items also available. Info, Linda, 717-484-2590.
Community Health Screen
7-9:30 a.m. Hamburg Middle School, Windsor St., Hamburg. Sponsored by Hamburg Rotary Club. Payment due at time of service. Pre-register/info, 1-800-776-6342.
Family-Style Turkey Potpie
3-7 p.m. St. Peter's UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood. Take-outs available. Info, 610-944-9418.
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.
Leesport Lock House
Open house. Tours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 27 E. Wall St., Leesport.
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.
Mt. Pleasant Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo
Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; games at 6:45 p.m. Fire Co. hall, Mt. Pleasant Rd., off of Rt. 183. Info, 610-488-1379.
Not Your Regular Board Game
Afternoon of gaming for ages 18 & over. Noon-4 p.m. Spring Township Library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Info, 610-373-9888.
Pagoda Writers Workshops
1-3 p.m. at the Pagoda atop Mt. Penn, Reading. Creative and inspiring speakers. Info/RSVP, L.T. at 610-413-0373. Free and open to all ages.
Plant Sale
8 a.m.-noon. Bausman UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Garden plants, deck planters & hanging baskets. Info, 610-375-9790 or www.bausmanucc.org.
Rummage Sale
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Spring Valley Boutique
10 a.m.-noon. Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Temple. Clothing & accessories. Most items are free. Donations of items also accepted. Info, 610-929-7969.
Turkey Breast Dinner
4-7 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 4125 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring. Eat in or take out.
Yard Sale & Chicken BBQ
7 a.m. until ?. Schoeneck Fire Co., 125 N. King St., Denver. BBQ 9 a.m. until ?. Info, 717-336-6767 or www.SchoeneckFire.com.
Sunday 05/08/16
Breakfast Buffet
7-10:30 a.m. Brecknock Fire Co., 1153 Kurtz Mill Rd. (Rt. 568), Alleghenyville. Take-outs available.
Mother's Day Breakfast
7-10 a.m. at the church, 13th & Amity Sts., Reading. Benefits the Lutheran Pantry & Culinary Arts Scholarship.
Mother's Day Dinner
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. RSVP/info, 610-985-0716.
Oley Fire Crew Company Truck Crew Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon in the Oley Fire Company Social Quarters, 477A Main St. Public welcome.
Monday 05/09/16
Mohnton Fish & Game Cash Bingo
100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. 7-10 p.m. Benefits conservation projects. 610-775-3470.
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 05/10/16
Book Sale
Pre-Sale 6-8 p.m. Wernersville Library, 100 N. Reber St., Wernersville. Admission charged. Info, 610-678-8771.
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.
Mifflin Community Library Presents
"Container Gardening," by Penn State Master Gardeners. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the library, 6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington. Register/info, 610-777-3911.
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
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 05/11/16
Rummage Sale
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Sunday 05/15/16
Work Trip on the Appalachian Trail
Meet 8:30 a.m. at Bethel Library, I-78 & Rt. 501. Bring lunch & fluids. Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club. Leader: George, 717-933-4858.