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Sunday 11/23/14
Craft, Vendor Holiday Fundraiser
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Haag's Hotel, 3rd & Main St., Shartlesville. Benefits Pet Food Pantry of Berks County. Bring a toy or treat to be given out at the pantry for Chrismas.
Designer Bag Bingo
2 p.m. Denver Fire Co., 425 Locust St., Denver. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Benefits Misfits on a Mission Relay for Life team. Tickets/info, Donna, 717-575-8337.
Organ Recital
3 p.m. First UCC, 611 Washington St., Reading. Free will offering taken. Info, 610-274-8594.
Reading Choral Society Concert
4 p.m. Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing Blvd., Wyomissing. Info, 610-898-1939.
Monday 11/24/14
Leesport Area Historical Society
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. with program on substance abuse. Bethany EC Church, 308 Main St., Leesport.
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.
Tuesday 11/25/14
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.
South Mountain YMCA
Home School Big Day Out! (Everything Creative) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Lessons designed for pre-K thru age 16. For info/registration, Cory, 610-670-2267. www.smymca.org. Cost.
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 11/26/14
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, 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.
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.
Thanksgiving Eve Service
7 p.m. Combined service by area churches hosted by St. Paul's UCC, 301 W. Penn Ave., Robesonia.
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 11/27/14
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.
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.
Friday 11/28/14
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.
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.
BMECC
Mason Dixon Trail Hike. Meet 8 a.m. at Lowes, Rts. 222 & 724. Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club. Leader Diane, 610-777-5881.
Saturday 11/29/14
Berks Community Hiking Club
Spring Twp. Country Road Hike. Meet 9:30 a.m. Cacoosing Meadows Park, Reedy Rd. lot, Sinking Spring. Leader, Doug, 610-777-4147.
Berks Go Healthy Hikers
Hamburg Reserve. Meet 9 a.m. Redner's parking lot, Rt. 61N, Leesport, or at location. Leader, Dee, 484-269-3410. Inclement weather cancels.
Berks Strollers
Elverson Historic Hike. Meet 10:15 a.m. Livingood Park parking lot, Rt. 82, Elverson. Leader, Jody, 610-286-8913.
Bingo
Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; games at 6:45 p.m. Mt. Pleasant Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Co. Hall, Mt. Pleasant Road, off of Route 183. 610-488-1379.
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.
Sunday 11/30/14
Christmas Music Program
3:30-4:30 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 521 Walnut St., Reading. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-372-6950.
Delaware Valley Orienteering Assn.
Orienteering on Antietam Lake Trails. 11 a.m. Antietam Lake Park, Angora Fruit Farm parking area, 502 Angora Rd., Lower Alsace Twp. All ages & skill levels. Register/info, 610-374-2944 or www.countyofberks.com/parks
Good Gifts Fair
Noon-2 p.m. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 4th & Windsor Sts., Reading. Info, 610-376-0825 or www.holyspiritreading.org.
Music Program
"Sing Messiah" 3 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington. Freewill offering.
Post C Travelers Protective Association of America
Post Christmas Party. Info, Lee, 610-929-1306.
Sokol Hall Indoor Flea Market
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 411 Crestmont St., Reading.
Special Sunday Bingo
2 p.m. St. James Parish Hall, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Monday 12/01/14
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.
Tuesday 12/02/14
Community Kidz Clubhouse
For kids aged 4 thru grade 5. 6:30-8 p.m. Alice Focht UMC, 1st & Hook Sts., Birdsboro. Info, 610-582-4223.
Family History Program
"The Hunt Is On: A Case Study Introduction to Family History," 6 p.m. Muhlenberg Comm. Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Info, 610-929-0589.
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 12/03/14
Rummage Sale
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Thursday 12/04/14
Berks Encore Shoemakersville Dance
7 p.m. Shoemakersville Fire Company. Info, 610-374-3195.
Community Blood Drive
3-6 p.m. Miller-Keystone Blood Center at Discovery Federal Credit Union, 2744 Century Blvd., Wyomissing. Appointments recommended, 610-372-8010. Walkins welcome.
Friday 12/05/14
Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill
Open 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays thru Sundays thru Dec. 28 and also, Mon. and Tues., Dec. 22 and 23. Closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Live musical performances nightly; Santa Claus on site nightly. For info, 610-374-2944 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks. Located at 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township.
Saturday 12/06/14
Dance
7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Gilbertsville Fire Company, 1456 East Philadelphia Ave., Rt. 73. Admission. Cash bar. Ages 35 and up. For info call Carol, 610-926-5479.
Holiday Bazaar
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 16th & Haak Elementary School, 1601 Haak St., Reading. Info, Jessica, 610-371-5760.
Holiday Craft Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafters, Chinese Auction, refreshments. Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Road, Douglassille. For info, www.danielbooneoptimist.com or call Gail, 610-385-0033. Also, Dec. 7th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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.
Rummage Sale
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Shop for a Cure
8 a.m.-noon. Fundraiser for Relay for Life Team at Discovery Federal Credit Union, 2744 Century Blvd., Wyomissing.
Sunday 12/07/14
Barks in the Park
11 a.m.- 12 p.m. Explore the trails with your leashed dog (2 per hiker). Meet at Nolde Forest EE Center Mansion, parking area, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. No fee. Register, 610-796-3699. Also Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.
HGA Advent Vespers
4 p.m. Holy Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church, 3121 Kutztown Road, Reading. Free and open to the public.
Holiday House Tour
1-5 p.m. Sponsored by Women's Club of Exeter Township. Tickets available at Exeter Library and Boscov's East.
Open House at Nolde Forest Mansion
From 1-4 p.m. DVD of History of Nolde Forest and Nolde Family; 2 p.m. children and parents can create critters from materials found at Nolde. 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Info, 610-404-2131.