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Wednesday 01/28/15
Berks Go Healthy Walkers
Grings Mill Walk. Meet 11 a.m. visitor parking lot off Tulpehocken Road. Contact: Dee, 484-269-3410.
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.
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 01/29/15
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.
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.
Martin Luther King Day Banquet
Hosted by Penn State Berks. Doors open at 6 p.m.; soul food dinner at 6:30 p.m. Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Speaker, Rev. Elisha Morris. Student performances. Seating limited. Tickets/info, Karen, 610-396-6080.
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.
Relay for Life Fundraiser
Held by Chestnut Knoll. 5-10 p.m. Dinner & drinks at Greshville Inn, 1013 Reading Ave., Boyertown. Benefits Boyertown Relay for Life Cancer Walk. Reservations recommended for dinner, 610-367-6994. More info, 610-473-8066.
Friday 01/30/15
Bingo
Weekly at St. John's Parish House, 1 Front St., Mohnton. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Food available. Contact Brad at 610-777-8450.
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 01/31/15
Berks Community Hiking Club
Gring's Mill Hike. Meet 10 a.m. Stilling Basin parking lot. Leader, Kay, 610-796-7602.
Berks Strollers
Hibernia Park. Meet 10 a.m. Hibernia Park or 9:30 a.m. at Clock Tower Plaza, Morgantown to carpool. Leader, Joe, 610-745-1560.
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, off of Route 183. 610-488-1379.
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.
Pancake Breakfast
7-11 a.m. Bally Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Rt. 100, Bally. More info, www.ballymc.org.
Souper Bowl Saturday
Takeout chilis, salsas & dips. 1-5 p.m. Unity of Reading, 4443 10th Ave., Temple.
Sunday 02/01/15
American Goldwing Assn. Meeting
10:30 a.m. Meadowbrook Country Club, 1153 Rick Rd., Reading. All makes welcome.
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
BMECC
Mason Dixon Trail Hike. Meet 8 a.m. at Lowes, Rts. 222 & 724. Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club. Leader Diane, 610-777-5881.
Christian Acoustic Music Open Mic
7 p.m. Torch Community Center, rear bldg. at Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main St., Morgantown. Info, 717-354-6804.
Music Concert & Program
Annie M. Gaul Concert Series presents "Zion & Bryce Canyon Soundscapes." 3 p.m. St. John's (Hain's) UCC, 591 N. Church Rd., Wernersville. Free will offering. Info, 610-678-2133 or www.stjhains.org.
Nolde Forest Event
1-4 p.m. Mansion open house. 2 p.m. program: "Frogs!"
Super Sunday BBQ
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Leesport Fire Co. social hall. Tickets/info, 610-926-1251. Baked goods also available. Donations of baked goods welcome; drop off at social hall Sat., Jan. 31 or Sun. before 10 a.m.
Monday 02/02/15
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, Sandy, 610-929-2160.
Penn State Berks Presents
"Watching Women's Liberation" lecture & book signing by Dr. Bonnie J. Dow. 7 p.m. Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Info, Dr. Ramsey, 610-396-6148.
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 02/03/15
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 02/04/15
Berks County Chapter of Joseph's People
7 p.m. St. Catharine of Siena Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave., Reading. Info, josephspeople.org.
BMECC
General membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the Alvernia Upland Ctr., Room 227, 540 Upland Ave., Reading. All members welcome.
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.
Community Night
Program: Growing & eating organic foods. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meal at 6 p.m. Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Rd. (intersection with Rt. 10). Free will offering. All welcome. Register/info, 610-856-7242.
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.
Penn State Berks Art & Lecture Series
"Mind Over Mountains" peak performance techniques lecture by speaker Sean Burch. 7:30 p.m. Perkins Student Ctr. Auditorium. Free & open to the public. More info, 610-396-6076.
Rummage Sale
Bag Sale (or 1/2 off clothing & shoes). 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.
Spring Township Library Presents
"10 Barriers to Getting & Staying Organized." 6 p.m. at the library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Free & open to the public; registration required. 610-373-9888.
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 02/05/15
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.
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.
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.
Parish-Dana Retirees Luncheon
11 a.m. Wegman's Family Restaurant, 4401 Pottsville Pike (Rt. 61), Reading. Meeting & memorial service.
Penn State Master Gardeners Present
Winter Gardening Series, Thursdays in February. Feb. 5: "Pruning Woody Ornamental Plants"; Feb. 12: "Novel Ways to Grow Vegetables"; Feb. 19: "Taking the Mystery out of Seed-Starting"; Feb. 26: "Garden Soils & Backyard Composting." 7-9 p.m. in the Berks Co. Ag Center, Bern Twp. Class sizes limited. Registration required; choose individual classes or for the whole series (4 programs). Register/info, 610-378-1327 or http://berksextension.psu.edu.
Friday 02/06/15
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
Weekly at St. John's Parish House, 1 Front St., Mohnton. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Food available. Contact Brad at 610-777-8450.
Country Line Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club. Info, 610-488-1984.
Saturday 02/07/15
ACOR Presents
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Black History Month Celebration. Performances, speakers, vendors. Boscov's North Auditorium, Fairground Square Mall, 5th St. Hwy., Reading. Free & open to all.
AYCE Breakfast
7-11 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4201 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd., Reading. Info, 610-921-4201
Berks Community Hiking Club
Shillington Park & Vicinity. Meet 9:30 a.m. Shillington Park, Rt. 724/Philadelphia Ave. next to Mifflin Ctr. Nursing Home. Leader, Doug, 610-777-4147.
Berks Strollers
Exeter Scenic River Trail. Meet 10 a.m. trail parking lot. Leader, Joe, 610-913-6870.
Contra Dancing
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Admission. For info 610-856-5180 or www.birdsborocontra.org. Smoke-free.
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.
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.
Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner
4-7 p.m. Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1375 Friedensburg Rd., Reading.
Rummage Sale
Bag Sale (or 1/2 off clothing & shoes). 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Soup & Sub Sale
8 a.m. until sold out. Schoeneck Fire Co., 125 N. King St., Denver. Info, 717-336-6767 or www.SchoeneckFire.com.
Spring Valley Boutique
10 a.m.-noon. Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Temple. Clothing & accessories. Donations also accepted. Info, 610-929-7969.
Sunday 02/08/15
Absolutely Purrfect Cat Rescue
Adoption Day. Noon-3 p.m. Petco, Broadcasting Square Shopping Center, 2765 Papermill Rd., Spring Twp. Also Feb. 22.
Berks Youth Chorus Concert
"Up & Down the Radio Dial." 4 p.m. Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University. Tickets, 610-898-7664, or at the door.
BMECC
Goldmine Rd. to Highbridge. Meet 9 a.m. at McDonald's on PA 443 near I-81. Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club. Leader George, 717-933-4858.
BMECC
Breakfast Hike/Hartman's Hollow. Meet 11:11 a.m. at Kempton Rod & Gun for breakfast. Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club. For secondary meet location & time, contact leader Ron, 610-562-8680.
Breakfast Buffet
7-10:30 a.m. Brecknock Fire Company, 1153 Kurtz Mill Road, Rt. 568, Alleghenyville. Takeouts available.
Oley Fire Crew Company Truck Crew Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon in the Oley Fire Company Social Quarters, 477A Main St. Public welcome.
Monday 02/09/15
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, 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 02/10/15
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.
Rock Orchestra Experience
"Electrify Your Strings." Violinist Mark Wood performs along with Exeter String Students. 7 p.m. Exeter Twp. Sr. High School auditorium, 201 E. 37th St., Reading. Benefits school's music education. Tickets/info, Brian, 484-269-8238.
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.
Woman's Club of Spring Township
Festival of the Arts. Student winners & parents invited. 7 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, Penn Ave., Sinking Spring. For additional info or transportation, contact Pat, 610-678-9072, or Saundra, 610-678-4768.
Wednesday 02/11/15
Rummage Sale
Bag Sale (or 1/2 off clothing & shoes). 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.