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Reading Area Community Calendar
Tuesday 02/09/16
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.
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.
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.
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.
Woman's Club of Spring Township
Festival of the Arts & General Meeting. 7 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 4125 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring. Guests welcome. Info, Saundra, 610-678-4768.
Wednesday 02/10/16
Berks County Armed Forces Advisory Committee
Meeting to plan & present the oldest Armed Forces Day parade in the US. 6:30 p.m. in conference room of the American Red Cross, Berks Co. Chapter, 701 Centre Ave., Reading. All interested persons welcome. Info, Diane, 610-413-0020.
Candy Sale
Orders being taken for peanut butter eggs and coconut eggs. Reading Moravian Church. Info, 610-944-8065.
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 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.
Penn State Berks Presents
Spoken word poet Rudy Francisco. 7:30 p.m. Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Free & open to the public. 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 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: Jamal Abodalo, "ISIS, Refugees, Assad & Iran." Noon at Inn at Reading. High school & college students welcome. Reservations required, 610-375-7880 or for more info, Donna, 717-484-4973.
Thursday 02/11/16
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.
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.
Free Meal
4-6 p.m. St. Paul's UCC, 301 W. Penn Ave., Robesonia. All welcome.
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.
Roots to Wings Children's Program
"Love Is in the Air." 10 a.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. 1-hour natural science program for ages 3-5. Cost. Register/info, 484-509-2667.
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 02/12/16
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.
Color Me Hungry
Lunchtime coloring break for adults held the second Friday of each month. 11 a.m. at Mifflin Community Library, 6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington. Colored pencils & coloring sheets provided or bring your own materials. Bring a packed lunch. Info, 610-777-3911.
Penn State Berks Presents
Dr. Yaba Blay, "The Lies My Teachers Told Me." 1 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Perkins Student Center. Free & open to the public. Info, Karen, 610-396-6080.
Reading Radio Club
For amateur radio enthusiasts, meets at 8 p.m. at Berks Co. Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Bern Twp. Info, Harry, 610-678-8976.
Saturday 02/13/16
AYCE Breakfast
7-11 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4201 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd., Reading. Info, 610-921-4201.
AYCE Valentine's Day Breakfast Buffet
Chocolate-enhanced menu for everyone in the family. 7 a.m.-noon. Joanna Furnace, off Rt. 10, 3 mi. N. of Morgantown. No reservations required. Info, www.haycreek.org.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Coventry Woods. 5.5 moderate-strenuous miles. Meet 10 a.m. main lot at Coventry Woods. Leader: Les, 610-323-1703.
Berks Strollers
Fire Tower Hike. Meet 10 a.m. at Fire Tower Rd. parking area or 9:45 a.m. at the Elverson Deli. Leader, Clyde, 610-913-0284.
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.
Clay on Main Workshop
Egyptian Paste Talismans & Beads. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 313 Main St., Oley. Suitable for all skill levels. Fee incl. all materials. Info, www.clayonmain.org.
Homemade Soup-to-Go Sale
9 a.m.-noon. Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church, 537 N. Main St., Bernville. Pre-orders/info, 610-488-6260 or 610-468-1178.
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.
Meet & Greet the Goldens
10 a.m.-noon. Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, 60 Vera Cruz Rd., Reinholds. Info, Inza, 717-484-4799 or www.dvgrr.org.
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.
Owl Prowl
5:30 p.m. Angora Fruit Farm, Antietam Lake Park, 502 Angora Rd., Reading. Free program about PA's native owls, followed by hike. For adults & children ages 5+. Dress appropriately & bring flashlight. Free; preregistration required. Info, 484-509-2667 ext. 3. Subject to weather cancellation.
Rummage Sale
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Sewing Circle
10 a.m.-noon. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. Free & open to all. Bring project of your choice. Info, 610-374-8839.
Soup Sale, Luncheon & Bake Sale
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Salem UCC, 307 Covered Bridge Rd., Oley. Eat in or take out. Orders/info, 610-689-0724.
Winter Nature Photography
1-3 p.m. Gring's Mill Barn (lower level), 2083 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing. Bring your camera & learn how to shoot great wintertime photos. Free & open to all ages; pre-registration required. Dress appropriately. Info, 610-374-2944. Subject to weather cancellation.
Sunday 02/14/16
Breakfast Buffet
7-10:30 a.m. Brecknock Fire Co., 1153 Kurtz Mill Rd. (Rt. 568), Alleghenyville. Take-outs available.
Friends of Hopewell Furnace Present
"Iron Country & the Lincolns in Chester & Berks Counties" by Thomas Walsh. 2 p.m. in the conference center. Located 5 mi. S. of Birdsboro, off Rt. 345. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-582-8773 or www.friendsofhopewellfurn.org.
Knights of Columbus AYCE Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon. St. Ignatius School, Spring Twp.
Nativity Lutheran Church AYCE Breakfast
7-10 a.m. at the church, 13th & Amity Sts., Reading. Benefits the Lutheran Pantry & Culinary Arts Scholarship.
Oley Fire Crew Company Truck Crew Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon in the Oley Fire Company Social Quarters, 477A Main St. Public welcome.
Strausstown Fire Co. Valentine's Day Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon. Fire Co. Community Campus, 50 East Ave., Strausstown. Benefits the Apparatus Fund.
Valentine's Day Program at Hopewell Furnace
10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the conference center. Located 5 mi. S. of Birdsboro, off Rt. 345. Learn how Valentine's Day was celebrated in the 1800s, make a Valentine & try your hand at Scherenschnitte. For all ages. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-582-8773 or www.hopewellfurn.org.
Monday 02/15/16
Berks Photographic Society
"The Great Bear Rainforest," Tom Stoeri. 7:30 p.m. BPS Bldg., Gregg & Noble Sts., Reading. Free & open to the public.
Free Meal
4-6 p.m. St. Paul's UCC, 301 W. Penn Ave., Robesonia. All welcome.
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.
Newcomers' Club of Greater Reading
Meets the third Monday from 1-3 p.m. in the Wyomissing Library Community Room. Social club open to new & established area residents interested in making new friends & engaging in new activities.
Pretzel City Bear Den Meeting
Local chapter, Good Bears of the World, devoted to putting teddy bears in the arms of the lonely & traumatized. 1 p.m. at 2649 Bernville Rd., Reading. New members welcome. Info, 610-372-8945.
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 02/16/16
Happy Boombadears
Monthly meeting at Wegman's Reeser Restaurant, 4401 Pottsville Pike, Reading. Luncheon at 1 p.m., followed by business meeting. New members welcome. Info, 570-739-2436 or 610-926-1443.
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.
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 Women's Connection
"Get Fit" dinner party. 6:30-8 p.m. Gionnotti's Country Manor, 3118 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood. For reservations/info, 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.
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 02/17/16
Candy Sale
Orders being taken for peanut butter eggs and coconut eggs. Reading Moravian Church. Info, 610-944-8065.
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.
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 02/18/16
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.
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.
Friday 02/19/16
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.
Saturday 02/20/16
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
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.
Monday 02/22/16
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.
Tuesday 02/23/16
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.
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 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.
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.