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Tuesday 07/29/14
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 07/30/14
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. 610-777-8272. www.squadron811.webs.com
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 Community Meal
Exeter Bible Church, 926 Philadelphia Ave., Birdsboro. Call the office, 610-582-4191, to reserve your spot.
Free Meal at Bethel A.M.E. Church
Every Wednesday from Noon-2 p.m. 330 W. Windsor St., Reading. Call 610-376-7555.
Junior History Workshop
Life in the Militia. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. Interactive program focuses on one aspect of colonial life in detail. Limited space. Visit www.danielboonehomestead.org or call 610-582-4900 to register.
KidsPeace
Foster care meet and greet from 4-6 p.m. at KidsPeace Advances, 704 Hay Rd., Temple. For info or RSVP, 610-921-0130.
Sawmill Operation Days
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. Free w/admission to the homestead. Info, 610-582-4900.
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 07/31/14
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 Club, 411 Pansy St., Reading. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Friday 08/01/14
2014 Schurch Family Association Reunion
Shirk, Sherk, Sherrick families will be held at Millersville University. For info call Sue, 717-394-2947 or visit www.schurchfamilyassocaition.net.
Bandshell Concert Series
Free concert from 7-9 p.m. at the Volunteer Fireman's Memorial Bandshell in City Park, 1261 Hill Rd., Reading. "Dr. K's Motown Review." Sponsored by Berks Arts Council.
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.
City Dark Documentary and Starwatch
7:30 p.m. Join the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society for film and discussion at Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.  Presented by Berks County Parks and Recreation Dept., 610-374-8839 or www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Country Line Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club. Info, 610-488-5171.
Friday Night Bingo
Mohnton Playground - 7-10 pm - Kitchen Open. Thru September 26. Contact Carl, 610-777-9586.
Good Fellowship Riding Club
Family fun show. 7 p.m. 724 Monocay Creek Rd., Birdsboro. Visit www.goodfellowshipridingclub.com.
Saturday 08/02/14
Belleman's Church Sunday School Picnic
Picnic food from 3 - 8:30 p.m.; ham platters from 3:30-6:30 p.m. All food rain or shine. Music from 3:30-9 p.m. 3540 Belleman's Church Rd., Mohrsville. For info, 610-926-0461.
Blacksmith Day
9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the grounds of the Old Dry Road Farm, 202 Highland Road, Wernersville. Free event open to the public, rain or shine. For info, pabasite.org.
BMECC - Two Events
(1)Butterfly Walk, Lake Ontelaunee. Meet 10 a.m. at the dam breast on PA-73. Leader, Karl, 610-987-3281. (2)Wolf Creek Waterfalls Walk. Meet at 1 p.m. on the Burma Road about one mile outside of Saint Clair. Contact, Porcupine Pat, 570-622-4124, ext. 113.
Chicken BBQ/Flea Market/Chinese Auction
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 1301 Luzerne St., Reading. Info, 610-921-1527. Advance tickets for BBQ not required. Benefits community outreach programs.
Church Picnic
Food served 4-9 p.m.; live music, 6-9 p.m. St. Peter's UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood. 610-944-9418.
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.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
7-11 a.m. AYCE. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. 610-985-0716. www.rosedalegrove.org.
Pins for Pets
5-10 p.m. at Bowl-O-Rama. Benefits Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Register online at www.BerksARL.org.
Seasonings and Mixes Workshop
10:30 a.m. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. For all ages. Fee. Presented by Berks County Parks and Recreation Dept., 610-374-8839 or www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Spring Valley Boutique
10 a.m.-noon. Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Temple. For info call 610-929-7969.
Sunday 08/03/14
2014 Kids Summer Series
"Miss Maggie Sings" with Peggy Gernerd as Miss Maggie. 4 p.m. in Gring's Mill Park's Walnut Grove. Rain date, Aug. 10. For info call 610-374-2944 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks. Free, parking fee.
3D Archery Shoot
7 a.m.-noon. South Birdsboro Archery, Rod and Gun Club, 470 Geigertown Rd., Douglassville. http://www.3dshoots.com.
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road. For info, 610-286-6481. Benefits the fire company.
Bark in the Park
Bring your leashed four legged friends to walk on the trails of Jim Dietrich Park. 11 a.m.-noon. Meet at the pavilion near the red barn. For info, 610-929-4727.
Christian Acoustic Music Open Mic
7 p.m. Held at the Torch, 2846 Main St., Morgantown. Info, 717-354-6804.
Leesport Area Historical Society Open House
1-4 p.m. at 128 Main St., Leesport.
Meet an 18th Century Midwife
2 p.m. The Beidler House, 1130 Old River Road, Gibraltar. Certified midwife Erika Keller will share dramatic stories of colonial women. Presented by Berks County Parks and Recreation Dept., 610-374-8839 or www.countyofberks.com/parks.
National KidsDay
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Family-friendly activities, food, games and more. at KidsPeace Advances, 704 Hay Rd., Temple. For info, 610-921-0130.
Peach Festival
1-5 p.m. Olive Leaf Sunday School, 846 Fritztown Rd., Sinking Spring. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. Live entertainment.
Performing Arts in the Parks Concert Series
"Mountain Folk Acoustic Roots Fusion". Grings Mill Recreation Area amphitheatre, 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township. 5:30 p.m. (3 hr. concert). Rain location: Berks Campus of Penn State/Perkins Student Center. Free admission; parking fee. www.countyofberks/parks.
Reptiles: Up Close and Personal
2 p.m. Presented by Phil Witman at Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.  Presented by Berks County Parks and Recreation Dept., 610-374-8839 or www.countyofberks.com/parks.
VBS
Thru Aug. 6 from 5:30-8:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 13. Includes free dinner at 5:30 p.m. Bausman UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. For info/registration, www.bausmanucc.org or 610-375-9790.
Monday 08/04/14
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 7 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.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
VBS - Weird Animals
Thru Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 3 thru 6th grade at Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Road, Mohnton. Call 610-856-7242. Sports Camo for K-6th grade, M-Th., 12:30-2:30 p.m.
VBS - Wilderness Escape
Thru August 8 from 9-11:45 a.m. for children ages 3 thru those completing 6th grade. Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4201 Stoudts Ferry  Bridge Road, Muhlenberg Township. 610-926-4201, ext. 540 or www.gselc.org for registration.
Tuesday 08/05/14
Are You a Science Detective?
Experiments and demonstrations on electricity. 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. Fee. Presented by Berks County Parks and Recreation Dept., 610-374-8839 or www.countyofberks.com/parks.
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.
National Night Out
Muhlenberg Township at the Muhlenberg Swimming Association Pool, 5th St. Highway and Darby Avenue from 6-8:30 p.m. West Reading Police Department at the West Reading Pool, 501 Sycamore Rd., West Reading.
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.
Thursday 08/07/14
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.
Saturday 08/09/14
Gospel Concert
Bluegrass, country style gospel music by Roland Zimmerman Family. 5:30-8 p.m. The Mill, 219 Mill Road, Morgantown. For info, 610-913-6432.
Sunday 08/10/14
Oley Fire Crew Company Truck Crew Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon in the Oley Fire Company Social Quarters, 477A Main St. Public welcome.
Tuesday 08/12/14
Reading Community Players
General meeting for the theatre at 8 p.m. at the Playhouse, 11th & Buttonwood, Reading.