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Tuesday 02/28/17
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.
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 Navy Club
Meets 7 p.m. Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing. All veterans of US sea-going services welcome! Info, 610-929-8343.
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. 9.
Zumba
Every Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Wednesday 03/01/17
Berks Strollers
State Game Lands, off Rt. 897. Meet 9:30 a.m. at Redner's, Leesport. Leader: Rich, 610-504-4190.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Membership Meeting, 7 p.m. Alvernia University, Upland Center. Info, Joan, 610-775-3482.
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.
Evening Readers Book Club
OBOC "Rose Under Fire" by Elizabeth Wein. 7 p.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Free & open to the public. Registration requested. 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.
Great Decisions Series
"Conflict in the South China Sea." 7 p.m. Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Reading. Presented thru a briefing book, short video & facilitated group discussion. Fee charged; registration required. www.wyopublib.org.
Muhlenberg Community Library
"Justice or Just This?" Author Judge Jeffrey Sprecher discusses his book, mandatory sentencing laws & how they affect the average taxpayer. 6-7:30 p.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Info, 610-929-0589.
Penn State Berks Arts & Lecture Series
"Becoming an Advocate for People with Disabilities," by Chris Kaag. 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Info, 610-396-6076.
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 5:30 p.m.; bingo at 6:45 p.m. 3024 Penn Ave., West Lawn. 610-670-8105.
West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library
"Reading Public Museum Arboretum" by Sandie Baker. 7 p.m. at the library, 101 Woodside Ave., West Lawn. Free. Info, 610-678-4888.
Womelsdorf Fire Company Bingo
Weekly at Womelsdorf Fire Company Social Quarters, 20 N. Front St. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 03/02/17
Berks Bards
1st Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic. 6 p.m. Studio 240, GoggleWorks, Reading.
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.
Hamburg Area Historical Society Presents
"The Molly Maguires" by storyteller & musician Stu Richards. 7 p.m. Large Group Instruction Room, Hamburg Area High School. Free & open to the public.
Karaoke
Every Thursday at Berks Encore Wernersville from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call 610-670-1372.
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.
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.
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 03/03/17
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.
Bingo at St. John's Parish House
1 Main St., Mohnton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; kitchen opens at 6 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Defeat Hunger Night 2nd Friday of the month.
Couples & Line Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Food available 6:30-8:30 p.m. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club outreach programs. Info, 610-488-1984.
Lenten Pierogi Sale
Each Friday during Lent, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. under St. Mary's Church, 12th & Spruce Sts., Reading. Info, 610-376-6321.
Saturday 03/04/17
Berks Community Hiking Club
Middle Creek Hike Part II. 4-6 moderate miles. Meet 10 a.m. MCWM Vistors Center. Leader: Mark, 610-589-5575.
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
BMECC at Cabela's in Hamburg. Noon-3 p.m. Free presentations. Info, Dave, 610-698-4457.
Guided Hike at Nolde Forest
2-3 p.m. McConnell Education Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Medium difficulty. Trekking poles available for loan. Free; pre-registration required. Info, 610-796-3699.
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.
Mt. Pleasant Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo
Every Saturday, 6:45 p.m. in the fire company hall, Mt. Pleasant Rd., off of Rt. 183. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. Info, 610-488-1379.
Muhlenberg Community Library
"Fisherman & His Wife." Read the story & complete a gratitude activity. 10-11 a.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Info, 610-929-0589.
Orienteering at Nolde Forest with DVOA
10 a.m.-noon. McConnell Education Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Indoor overview followed by outdoor beginner course by the Delaware Valley Orienteering Club. Free; registration required. Info, 610-796-3699.
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.
Pork & Churchmade Sauerkraut Dinner
4-6:30 p.m. Bausman UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Take-out available 3:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations/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.
Sunday 03/05/17
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Texter Mountain/Nolde Forest/Middle Creek Hike. 30-mi. round trip. Meet 12:34 p.m. at Farm Store, Wall St., Leesport or 1:23 p.m. at Nolde Forest Sawmill parking lot. Info, Ron, 610-562-8680.
Dog Walk at Nolde Forest
10-11 a.m. Medium difficulty, 1.5 mi. with hills. Meet at EE Center Mansion parking area, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Dogs must be on leash; limit 2 per adult hiker. Free; registration required, 610-796-3699.
Gospel for Haiti Concert
7 p.m. Schuylkill Valley Bible Chapel, 693 Irish Creek Rd., Mohrsville. Freewill offering. Info, Pastor Steve, 484-797-4809.
Leesport Area Historical Society
Open house 1-4 p.m. at the museum, 128 Main St., Leesport.
Nolde Forest Program
Spring Cleaning. 2-3:30 p.m. Use natural materials to create take-home cleaning products. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Nolde Mansion Open House
1-4 p.m. Nolde Mansion, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Self-guided tours, scavenger hunt, & Nature Journaling. PA Wildlife program 2-3 p.m. Free; no registration required. Info, 610-796-3699.
Pancake & Sausage Brunch
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wernersville Fire Co. Benefits Wernersville Lions Club community projects.
Topic-Driven Writing Workshop
1st Sunday of the month thru Feb. 2018, 2-4 p.m., at Studio B, Boyertown. Workshops are drop-in; attend when you can. Donation fee encouraged. Info, phodges@gmail.com.
Zumba
Every Sunday, 7-8 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Monday 03/06/17
Berks Under 3 Playgroup
Mondays 9-11 a.m. Toy Library room, Lakin Preschool of Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, 555 Warwick Dr., Wyomissing. Free; all welcome. Info, 484-332-5981 or LakinPreschool.com.
Color Me Calm
Adult coloring club. 5-6:30 p.m. Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Info, 610-929-0589.
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.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Young Artists Club
1st & 3rd Mondays, 3:15 p.m., at Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Projects designed for intermediate & middle school-aged artists. Free; registration not required. Info, 610-929-0589.
Tuesday 03/07/17
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Middle Creek Wildlife Conservation Area Hike. Approx. 6-mi. loop. Meet 10 a.m. at Visitors Center parking lot. Info, 610-775-3004.
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.
Easter Candy Sale
Pick up Mondays & Tuesdays thru April 4. St. Andrew's UCC, 1320 Spruce St., Reading. Orders/info, 610-375-8687.
Fly-Tying Classes
6-week session: Tuesdays thru April 11, 7-9 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Presented by Berks Co. Fly Tyers. Cost covers everything. Register/info, berksfly.org.
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.
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. 9.
Zumba
Every Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Wednesday 03/08/17
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.
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.
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 5:30 p.m.; bingo at 6:45 p.m. 3024 Penn Ave., West Lawn. 610-670-8105.
Womelsdorf Fire Company Bingo
Weekly at Womelsdorf Fire Company Social Quarters, 20 N. Front St. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 03/09/17
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.
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 03/10/17
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.
Bingo at St. John's Parish House
1 Main St., Mohnton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; kitchen opens at 6 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Defeat Hunger Night 2nd Friday of the month.
Saturday 03/11/17
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.
Mt. Pleasant Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo
Every Saturday, 6:45 p.m. in the fire company hall, Mt. Pleasant Rd., off of Rt. 183. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. Info, 610-488-1379.
Sunday 03/12/17
Zumba
Every Sunday, 7-8 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Monday 03/13/17
Berks Under 3 Playgroup
Mondays 9-11 a.m. Toy Library room, Lakin Preschool of Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, 555 Warwick Dr., Wyomissing. Free; all welcome. Info, 484-332-5981 or LakinPreschool.com.
Mohnton Fish & Game Cash Bingo
100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. 7-10 p.m. Benefits conservation projects. 610-775-3470.
Tuesday 03/14/17
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.
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. 9.
Zumba
Every Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.