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Friday 05/27/16
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.
Community Yard & Bake Sale
& May 28, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Butter Valley Community Church, 2600 Old Rt. 100, Bally. Lunch items available both days. Free moon bounce, & car wash by donation on Saturday. Info, 610-845-2429 or www.buttervalleycc.org.
Saturday 05/28/16
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.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Birdsboro Watershed Memorial Day Hike. 5-6 easy miles. Meet 9 a.m. Livingood Park parking lot, Rt. 82 between Rts. 401 & 23, Elverson, or at 9:30 a.m. small parking lot on closed portion of Hay Creek Rd. Leader: Jody, 610-286-8913.
Berks Strollers
Monocacy Hill. Meet 10 a.m. at Geiger Rd. parking lot, Douglassville. Leader: Kay, 610-796-7602.
Books & Bargains
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Shartlesville Park, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Books, homemade food & baked goods, & drinks. Benefits Shartlesville Community Library. Yard sale tables available. Info, Peggy, 610-488-1984 or Diane, 610-488-7422.
Chicken Barbecue
10:30 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd., Geigertown. Info, 610-286-6481.
Colebrookdale Railroad
& May 29. Steam Train Rides. Info, 610-367-0200 or www.ColebrookdaleRailroad.com.
Eastern European Food Festival
Noon-5 p.m. Slovak Catholic Sokol Hall, 411 Crestmont St., Reading. Free admission. Info, 484-525-7861.
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.
Pig Roast
4-7 p.m. Beverly Hills Tavern, 710 Old Fritztown Rd., Sinking Spring. Benefits Spring Twp. Library. Tickets available at the library, or at the door. Info, 610-373-9888.
Reading Area Aglow
Meeting 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wegman's Restaurant, 4401 Pottsville Pike (Rt. 61), Reading. All welcome.
Reading Navy Club Breakfast
9 a.m. Cross Roads Restaurant, Rt. 61, Tuckerton. All veterans of US sea-going services welcome! Info, 610-929-8343.
Sunday 05/29/16
BBQ Chicken Dinner
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lincoln Park Fire Co., Newkirk & Old Fritztown Rds., Shillington. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 202 camping fund. Reserve dinners/info, 610-662-7074.
Daniel Boone Rod & Gun Club
Target 3D shoot. 7 a.m.-noon. 301 Dautrich Rd., Reading. Info, 610-779-2090.
Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir
4 p.m. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1559 Perkiomen Ave., Reading. Tickets/info, 610-334-1188 or at the door.
Performing Arts in the Park
"When Swing Was King." 6 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Free admission; fee for parking. Info, 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 or 610-374-8839. No rain date.
Monday 05/30/16
Beef Roast
1-5 p.m. Mohnton VFW Post 9045, 225 W. Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton. Tickets available at the VFW. Info, 610-775-3033.
Chicken BBQ
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parkside Dr. S., near Thrush Rd.). Sponsored by Spring Twp. Lions Club.
Memorial Day Ceremony
10-11 a.m. Jim Dietrich Park, near the flagpole. Info, 610-929-4727.
Memorial Day Parade
Starts 2 p.m. Main St., Bernville. Memorial service at Umbenhauer Park following parade featuring The Rajah Band & Tulpehocken High School Band, & speakers Rep. Jozwiak & retired Navy Chaplain Paul Steel.
Memorial Day Picnic
Belleman's Church, 3540 Belleman's Church Rd., Mohrsville. Picnic foods noon-8 p.m.; ham & oyster platters 3:30-6:30 p.m. Memorial observances 3 p.m. Washington Band of Annville concert 5-8 p.m. Info, 610-926-0461.
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 05/31/16
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 06/01/16
Boyertown Area Historical Society Presents
"From Out the Fiery Furnace." 7 p.m. BAHS, 43 S. Chestnut St., Boyertown. Free & open to the public.
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.
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.
Thursday 06/02/16
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.
Elverson Garden Club
Meets 7 p.m. at the Morgantown Village Library. Program: Japanese Gardens, by Bob Stampler. 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
Tour of the Kutztown Area Historical Society's 1892 Public School Building Museum, Normal Ave. & Whiteoak St, Kutztown. Meet at 5:45 p.m. at Hamburg Middle School parking lot to carpool. Directions/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.
Friday 06/03/16
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.
Covenant Family Night
"Marian & Friends." 7 p.m. Covenant Church, 1201 Yerger Blvd., Sinking Spring. All welcome. Info, 610-996-9817.
Saturday 06/04/16
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.
Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept.
Exploring the Trails of Berks County. 1-3 p.m. Shiloh Hills, 303 Sage Dr., Sinking Spring. Informative walk on the trails of Shiloh Hills Park in Spring Twp. Free. Info, 610-374-2944 ext. 2611.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Neversink Mountain. 6.5 difficult miles. Meet 9:30 a.m. at the pond at the back of Forest Hills Memorial Park. Leader: Les, 610-323-1703.
Berks Strollers
Exeter Scenic River Trail. Meet 10 a.m. in parking lot off Gibraltar Rd. Leader: Joe, 610-913-6870.
Birdsboro Contra Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Crow's Nest Preserve, 201 Piersol Rd., Elverson. Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Admission charged. Info, birdsborocontra.org.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Schuylkill River Sojourn. 7 p.m. Port Clinton Park Pavilion. www.bmecc.org
Community Health Screen
7-9:30 a.m. First Reformed Church, 161 W. Penn Ave., Wernersville. Sponsored by Wernersville Woman's Club. Payment due at time of service. Pre-register/info, 1-800-776-6342.
Daniel Boone Rod & Gun Club
Youth Field Day. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 301 Dautrich Rd., Reading. Registration available on PA Game Commission website. Info, 610-779-2090.
Debt Elimination Program
11 a.m.-noon. Library Foundation Bldg., 113 S. 4th St., Reading. Free; pre-registration not required. Info, 610-655-6355.
Doodle Day
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, 60 Vera Cruz Rd., Reinholds. Family & canine fun. Donation incl. games & refreshments. All dogs must be on leads. www.dvgrr.org or 717-484-4799.
Flea Market
7 a.m. BDHHS parking lot, 2045 Centre Ave., Reading. Parking available on BCIU lot. Info, Lori, 610-685-4520.
Flea Market
7 a.m.-1 p.m. One UCC, 1730 New Holland Rd., Kenhorst. Benefits Berks County Food Bank. Info, Bonnie, 610-823-4819.
Indoor Yard Sale
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Refreshments & baked goods available for purchase. Info, 610-406-9431.
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.
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.
Paddlesports America Course
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Reading Flotilla Training Base, 2058 River Rd., Reading. Cost incl. lunch. Info, Barry, 610-775-1524.
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.
Rummage Sale
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Bausman UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Food & baked goods also available. Held indoors in event of rain.
Rummage Sale
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Spaghetti Dinner
4-7 p.m. Nativity Lutheran Church, 1501 N. 13th St., Reading. Dine in or take out. Info, 610-374-3230.
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 06/05/16
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.
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
"A Call to Prayer." 6 p.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Snyder chalk talk followed by ice cream social. Free-will offering. Info, 610-985-0716 or www.rosedalegrove.org.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Rausch Gap Bike Hike. Meet at Bethel Library or Gold Mine Rd. lot. Times/details, Dave, 610-921-3303.
Leesport Area Historical Society
Open house 1-4 p.m. at the museum, 128 Main St., Leesport.
Red Coffin Memorial Lyons Car Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lyons Community Park, 15 Park Ave., Lyons. Flea market, raffles. Presented by the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society. Preregister/info, Michael, 610-370-1893 or www.readingfairgroundsracing.com.
Ride for Wise
Departs Reading Area Community College at noon. Rain or shine. All types of motorcycles welcome. Registration form/info, www.rideforwise.com. Info, Bruce, 484-256-5254.
Monday 06/06/16
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.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Tuesday 06/07/16
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.
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.
Wyomissing Public Library Presents
"What Is This Thing Called Genealogy?" by Carl Bloss. 1 p.m. at the library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing. Free & open to the public; registration requested. Info, 610-374-2385.
Wednesday 06/08/16
Rummage Sale
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.