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Saturday 07/04/15
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 26. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, www.rosedalegrove.org.
Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Presents
Sewing Circle Celebrates Independence Day. Fun & fast sewing project: 4th of July ribbon pin. 10 a.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. All ages welcome. Info, 610-374-8839.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Warwick Park Chester Co. Meet 9:30 a.m. at main entrance on Park Rd., off Rt. 23 in Knauertown. Leader, Dean, 610-310-9942.
Berks Strollers
State Game Lands #52. Meet 9 a.m. at the crossroads in Plowville, along Rt. 10 N. of Morgantown & S. of exit #7 on I-176. Leader, Clyde, 610-913-0284.
Independence Day at Daniel Boone Homestead
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. Revolutionary War troop & craftsmen demonstrations, tours, children's activities, food & more. No pets. Admission. Info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.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.
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.
Sunday 07/05/15
3-D Archery Shoot
7 a.m.-noon. South Birdsboro Archery, Rod & Gun Club, 470 Geigertown Rd., Douglassville. Info, 610-582-5026
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
Detox Hatha Yoga
Sundays thru September, 11 a.m.-noon. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Free. Bring towel or mat & water. Info, 610-374-8839.
God & Country Celebration
Maranatha Baptist Church, 25 Gaul Rd., Sinking Spring. Breakfast served at 9 a.m., followed by the service, & then a picnic. Info, 610-670-1191.
Interpretive Sundays
Noon-4 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. Volunteers in period dress featuring an 18th-century demonstration. Children will get a chance to be recruited into the local militia to drill & march. Admission. Not pets. Info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
Kids Summer Series
"Princesses in the Park." 4 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center. Free admission; fee for parking. Co. of Berks Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-2944 or www.co.berks.pa.us.
Performing Arts in the Parks
Concert: Amber Waves Band. 6-8 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Free admission; fee for parking. Bring lawn chairs or blankets & picnic lunch. Refreshments also available on site. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-2944. No rain date.
Monday 07/06/15
Dancercize
1:45-2:45 p.m. every Monday at Wernersville Berks Encore, Brenner Building #5, Wernersville State Hospital. Emphasizes Aerobic activity, flexibility & strength. Easy dance routines to music. Cost per session.
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.
Vacation Bible School
"Message Received, Hearing God's Call." 9-11:30 a.m. Bally Mennonite Church, Rt. 100, Bally. For children ages 4 thru grade 5. Mission offering taken each morning. Register/info, 610-845-7780 or www.ballymc.org.
Tuesday 07/07/15
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.
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" on the 1st Tuesday of the month May thru Oct. 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. 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 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.
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 07/08/15
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.
Crosstalk VA News Discussion
For legislative reps, non-profits & veterans groups. Meets second Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon at Berks Co. Veterans Affairs Office, 726 Cherry St., Reading. For more info, 610-378-5601
FABS Exercise Class
11 a.m.-noon. every Wednesday at Wernersville Berks Encore, Brenner Building #5, Wernersville State Hospital. Emphasizes Flexibility, Aerobic activity, Balance & Strength using popular songs. Cost per session.
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
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.
Sawmill Operation Days
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. See the water-powered, vertical-blade Bertolet Sawmill in action. Free; admission charged for historic area & Boone house tours. No pets. Please call ahead to confirm operation times. Info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
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.
West-Mont Welcome Wednesday
Open house for parents to tour the campus & meet the staff. 9-11 a.m. West-Mont Christian Academy, 873 S. Hanover St., Pottstown. Info, 610-326-7690 or www.west-mont.org.
Womelsdorf Fire Company Bingo
Weekly at Womelsdorf Fire Company Social Quarters, 20 N. Front St. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 07/09/15
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.
Community Toastmasters Meeting
7 pm Mifflin Court, 450 East Philadelphia Ave., Shillington. Learn public speaking skills. Great opportunity for personal growth and leadership development. For more info jreich3695@aol.com or 610-927-9111.
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.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 131
Meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Rec Center, River Rd., Reading. Coffee & conversation at 6:30 p.m. All Vietnam veterans welcome.
Friday 07/10/15
Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Presents
Paddle & Pedal along the Tully #2. 4-7 p.m. Blue Marsh Lake (Stilling Basin), 1268 Palisades Dr., Leesport. Kayak down the creek & then bike along the trail. Kayaks & bikes available by reservation, or bring your own. Life jackets, bike helmets & insurance required. Register/info, 610-374-2944 or 610-374-2944.
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 Mohnton Playground
Every Friday thru August 28 (except July 3 & 31). 7-10 p.m. Benefits Mohnton Recreation Association.
Summer Starwatch
8:30 p.m. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Join the Berks Co. Amateur Astronomical Society to observe stars thru members' telescopes. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-8839.
Saturday 07/11/15
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 26. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, www.rosedalegrove.org.
Berks Community Hiking Club
The Highpoint of Berks Co. Meet 9:30 a.m. parking lot off Rt. 183 on right, 2.8 mi. from I-78. Leader, Diane, 610-488-0231.
Berks Strollers
Angelica Creek Trail. Meet 9:30 a.m. at KenGrill Rec Center, 730 High Blvd., Kenhorst. Leader, Christa, 610-926-5182.
Berks-Ches-Mont Mini-Stand Down
City Park, lower parking lot, Reading. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain or shine. Clothing, hot meal and more. Free. Volunteers and donations welcome. For info, Robin, 610-656-0827. By Vets, For Vets.
Dog Days of Summer
Family-oriented pet event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Manor at Market Square, 803 Penn St., Reading. K-9 demonstration 11 a.m.-noon. Pets available for adoption by The CatWorks, Inc. People-friendly pets with proof of up-to-date vaccines are welcome. Donations of pet supplies appreciated. Free & open to the public; RSVPs requested. Info, Nicole, 610-790-1707.
Jingle in July 5K Fun Run & 1-Mile Walk
8:30 a.m. Gring's Mill. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Christmas themed & costumes encouraged. Hosted by KidsPeace Foster Care. Info, Heather, 610-921-0130 or www.kidspeace5k.org.
Kids' Bike Rodeo
For kids ages 4-12. 1-4 p.m. Blue Marsh Lake, Dry Brooks Day Use Area Parking Lot D, Bern Twp. Learn safe & responsible biking thru stations focused on safety, maintenance & more. Registration/info, 610-376-6337.
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.
Meet & Greet the Goldens
10 a.m.-noon. Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, 60 Vera Cruz Rd., Reinholds. Information session regarding therapy dog work to follow at 12:30 p.m. RSVP/info, www.dvgrr.org.
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.
Sewing Circle/Knit in Public Day
10 a.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. New & experienced stitchers welcome. This month's project is fabric yo-yos, but bring along the sewing project of your choice. The Nice Knitters of Muhlenberg will be on hand to demonstrate knitting & crocheting. Presented by the Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-8839.
Shillington Lions Flea Market
7 a.m.-1 p.m. Governor Mifflin Intermediate School. Rain date July 18.
Sunday School Picnic
Hain's Church Grove, Wernersville. Food available starting at 4 p.m. (take-out available). Music by the Ringgold Band 5-8 p.m. Public is invited.
Sunday 07/12/15
Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Presents
"Robbery at the Neversink Distillery & the Albright Homicide Case-Crime scene Investigation in the 1800s." 2 p.m. Beidler House, 1130 Old River Rd., Gibraltar. Info, 610-374-8839.
Detox Hatha Yoga
Sundays thru September, 11 a.m.-noon. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Free. Bring towel or mat & water. Info, 610-374-8839.
Free Concert in the Park
Reading Pops Orchestra & student soloists. 6:30 p.m. Wyomissing Stone House Park, Parkside Dr. N., Wyomissing.
Interpretive Sundays
Noon-4 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. Volunteers in period dress featuring an 18th-century demonstration: Colonial gardening. Admission. Not pets. Info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
Mifflin Community Library Presents
"Summer Concert Series." Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart. Free concert. 6-8 p.m. Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut St., Mohnton. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Food available. In event of rain, concert will be held at St. John's Parish House, 1 Front St. Plaza, Mohnton. Info, Elizabeth, 610-777-3911.
Oley Fire Crew Company Truck Crew Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon in the Oley Fire Company Social Quarters, 477A Main St. Public welcome.
Monday 07/13/15
Dancercize
1:45-2:45 p.m. every Monday at Wernersville Berks Encore, Brenner Building #5, Wernersville State Hospital. Emphasizes Aerobic activity, flexibility & strength. Easy dance routines to music. Cost per session.
History Day Camp for Kids
Thru July 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. Experience & learn about childhood life in the 18th century thru activities & demonstrations. Fee. Space limited to 15 children. Register/info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
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 07/14/15
Berks Co. Veterans Symposium & Expo
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Reiffton School, 4355 Dunham Dr., Reading. Featuring Agent Orange town hall meeting, health care services, pensions, benefits, insurance & more. Free & open to all members of the military, veterans & their families. Info, 484-650-2139.
Half-Day History Camp
Thru July 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Interactive programs focusing on childhood in early Berks Co. For ages 6-12. Fee. Class size limited. Register/info, 610-374-8839. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept.
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.
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.
Reading Community Players
General meeting for the theatre at 8 p.m. at the Playhouse, 11th & Buttonwood, Reading.
Reading Women's Connection
"It's an Ice Cream World" dinner party. 6:30-8 p.m. Gionnotti's Country Manor, 3118 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood. Special Feature: Candy's Homemade Ice Cream; Special Speaker: Carol Weiman, "Life Ain't Easy But God Loves Me."  For reservations, Ellen, 610-921-2604.
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.
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 07/15/15
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.
Sawmill Operation Days
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. See the water-powered, vertical-blade Bertolet Sawmill in action. Free; admission charged for historic area & Boone house tours. No pets. Please call ahead to confirm operation times. Info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
West-Mont Welcome Wednesday
Open house for parents to tour the campus & meet the staff. 9-11 a.m. West-Mont Christian Academy, 873 S. Hanover St., Pottstown. Info, 610-326-7690 or www.west-mont.org.
Saturday 07/18/15
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.
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.