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Saturday 05/23/15
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
Leaser Lake. Meet 9:30 a.m. Redner's Market, Leesport, off Rt. 61N. Leader, Kay, 610-796-7602.
Berks Strollers
Exeter Scenic River Trail. Meet 10 a.m. parking lot off Gibraltar Rd. Leader, Deanna, 610-929-3109.
Chicken BBQ & Flea Market
11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd., Geigertown. Info, 610-286-6481.
Haunted Walks Around Boyertown
Fourth Saturday of the Month, May thru Oct. Leaving at 8:30 p.m. from the Boyertown Area Historical Society, 43 S. Chestnut St. Info, 610-367-5255 or www.boyertownhistory.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.
Nolde Forest Event
Mud Day Celebration. Families are invited to dress to get messy & play in the mud. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at EE Center, Chickadee Nature Discovery Play Area, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free; registration requested. 610-796-3699.
Pig Roast
4-7 p.m. Beverly Hills Tavern, 710 Old Fritztown Rd., Sinking Spring. Sponsored by the Friends of the Spring Twp. Library. Tickets available in advance at library & Beverly Hills Tavern, or at the door.
Shartlesville Library Book Sale
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Shartlesville Park, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Yard sale tables available. Info, Peggy, 610-488-1984 or Diane, 610-488-7422.
Sunday 05/24/15
Chicken BBQ
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lincoln Park Fire Co., Newkirk & Old Fritztown Rds., Shillington. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 202. Preorders/info, 610-662-7074. Also accepting wreath sponsorships for Wreaths Across America.
Performing Arts in the Parks
Concert: Positive Flow featuring Carman Bryant. 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 05/25/15
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.
Memorial Day Ceremony & Monument Rededication
10 a.m. Jim Dietrich Park near flagpole area. Guest speaker: Gen. James Lillis, PA Air Nat'l Guard (Ret.). Bring chairs. Muhlenberg Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-929-4727.
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 05/26/15
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.
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.
Walk with Ease Fitness Program
1-hr. classes meeting 3 times a week thru June 25. Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. & Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. C.H. McConnell Hall, Nolde Forest EE Center, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free program; registration required. Info, Rachel, 610-796-3699. Rain or shine.
Wednesday 05/27/15
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.
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.
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 05/28/15
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.
Book Club for Adults
"Novels at Night" meets 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Spring Twp. Library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Free & open to the public, no registration required. New book selected each month. Info, Patricia, 610-373-9888 or www.berks.lib.pa.us/sst.
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.
Spring Twp. Library Presents
"Investment Planning for Dummies" by Julie M. Kemp, CFP. 6 p.m. at the Twp. of Spring Fire Station, 2301 Monroe Ave., West Lawn. Info, 610-373-9888 or www.berks.lib.pa.us/sst.
Friday 05/29/15
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.
Saturday 05/30/15
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
Historic Poole Forge. Meet 10 a.m. Poole Forge Park on Rt. 23, parking area adjacent to the covered bridge. Leader, John, 610-322-9670.
Berks Strollers
John Bartram Trail. Meet 9:30 a.m. Redner's Rt. 61 parking lot or 10 a.m. Hamburg Community Park (not on W. State St.). Leaders, Gerry & Willie, 610-678-5245.
Canine Carnival
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jim Dietrich Park, 4899 Stoudt's Ferry Bridge Rd. Dog-related items, services & demonstrations. Furry friends welcome on leashes. Info, 610-929-4727. Rain date May 31.
Eastern European Food Festival
Noon-6 p.m. Sokol Hall, 411 Crestmont St., Reading. Foods of Slovakia, Ukraine & Poland. Info, 610-525-7861 or www.readingsokol.org.
Hope for Teddy Fundraiser
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Church of St. Benedict's Picnic Grove, 2020 Chestnut Hill Rd., Mohnton (Plowville). Flea market, food. Vendor bingo 1-5 p.m. Dinner, 4-7 p.m. Spaces available. Info, Becky, 610-505-3773.
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.
Sauders Nursery
Farm Equipment, Lawn & Garden, Nursery Stock. Located at 4400 Morgantown Rd., Robeson Twp. Tracey L. Jones, auct.
Spaghetti Dinner
4-7 p.m. Nativity Lutheran Church, 1501 N. 13th St., Reading. Dine-in or take-out. Tickets/info, 610-374-3230.
Sunday 05/31/15
3-D Archery Shoot
7 a.m.-noon. Daniel Boone Rod & Gun Club, 301 Dautrich Rd., Reading. Targets for all classes & novelty shoots for meat trays. Info, 610-779-2090.
Absolutely Purrfect Cat Rescue
Adoption Day. Noon-3 p.m. Petco, Broadcasting Square Shopping Center, 2765 Papermill Rd., Spring Twp.
Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Presents
"The Spirits That Live in the Mill & on the Farm" with Charles J. Adams III. 6:13 p.m. Beidler House, 1130 Old River Rd., Gibraltar. Must be 21 or older. Cost. Limited space; registration required. Info, 610-374-8839.
Morning Birdwalk
8 a.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Rec Dept. Wear good walking shoes & bring binoculars. Info, 610-374-8839.
Monday 06/01/15
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.
Tuesday 06/02/15
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.
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.
Walk with Ease Fitness Program
1-hr. classes meeting 3 times a week thru June 25. Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. & Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. C.H. McConnell Hall, Nolde Forest EE Center, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free program; registration required. Info, Rachel, 610-796-3699. Rain or shine.
Wednesday 06/03/15
Rummage Sale
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Saturday 06/06/15
Rummage Sale
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.