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Saturday 08/29/15
3-D Archery Shoot
& Aug. 30, 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.
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
Springton Manor 4-5 mi. Meet 10 a.m. Morgantown Clock Tower parking lot, near ramp off of Rt. 176, exit to Rt. 23. Leader, Sue, 484-948-5084.
Berks Strollers
Reading Public Museum. Meet 9:30 a.m. in museum parking lot, 500 Museum Rd., Reading. Leader, Doris, 610-374-3137.
Firefighter John Edwards Memorial Picnic
3-8 p.m. Huffs Church Picnic Grove, 540 Conrad Rd., Alburtis. Food, raffles, games & more. Donated desserts welcome. Music by Bootleg Express 4-8 p.m.
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.
Muhlenberg's International Festival
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jim Dietrich Park, 4899 Stoudt's Ferry Bridge Rd., Reading. Explore the sounds, tastes & cultures from around the world with ethnic music, dance, food & beer. Vendors, children's games. Sponsored by the Muhlenberg Twp. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-929-4727 or www.muhlenbergtwp.com.
Old Fashioned Peach Festival
3-7 p.m. Epler's Church UCC, 1151 W. Leesport Rd., Bern Twp. Food, silent & live auctions. Gospel music by the Reinwald Trio 5 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or shine. Info, 610-926-1006 or 610-223-1177.
Solar Watch
1 p.m. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Join the Berks Astronomical Society to observe the sun thru specially-designed telescope lenses. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-8839.
Yard Sale & Chicken BBQ
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Salem UCC, 307 Covered Bridge Rd., Oley. BBQ 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eat in or take out. Baked goods available. Spaces, BBQ info, 610-944-9053. Rain or shine.
Sunday 08/30/15
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.
Interpretive Sundays at Daniel Boone Homestead
Noon-4 p.m. 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. Early American basket making demonstrations. No pets. Admission. Info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
Performing Arts in the Parks
Crow Hill. 6-8 p.m. Hamburg Park, Hamburg. Free admission; fee for parking. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Dance workshop at 4:30 p.m. No rain date. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-2944.
Ride for Freedom
Dedicated to those who are prisoners of war or missing in action. Staging 9-11 a.m. at 5th & Franklin Sts., Womelsdorf. Departing 11:30 a.m. sharp. Non-riders invited to remembrance ceremony Reading City Park approx. 1 p.m. POW/MIA Forget-Me-Nots Reading Motorcycle Club. Info, Bernie, 610-689-5040. Rain or shine.
Monday 08/31/15
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 09/01/15
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.
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 09/02/15
Basic Obedience Class
6-week session of 1-hour classes beginning at 6 p.m. DVGRR, 60 Vera Cruz Rd., Reinholds. All breeds welcome. Registration fee. Info, Dennis, 717-380-2343. www.dvgrr.org.
Berks Encore Open House
Special events will be held throughout the day at all center locations, with programs & activities for visitors. Representatives from APPRISE will be available to answer Medicare questions. Open to anyone over the age of 50. For more info, contact your local center directly: Birdsboro 610-582-1603; Fleetwood 610-944-9242; Mifflin 610-777-5577; Reading 610-374-3195; Strausstown 610-488-5770; Wernersville 610-670-1372.
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.
Inspirational Speaker
"Choosing Happiness" by Shane Burcaw. Overcoming problems with humor & a positive attitude. 7:30 p.m. Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks Campus. Free & open to the public. Part of the Arts & Lecture series. Info, 610-396-6076.
Loving Well Bible Study
Wednesdays in September, 10 a.m. at Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Everyone welcome; no charge. Info, Gaylene, 610-985-0716.
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 09/03/15
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.
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 Cafe
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.
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.
Friday 09/04/15
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.
Chicken BBQ
Pre-orders being accepted for BBQ to be available Sept. 12 at the Dairy Queen in Sinking Spring. Benefits Sinking Spring Historical Society. Info, Kathy, 610-678-4219.
Country & Couples Line Dancing
Held 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club outreach programs. Info, 610-488-1984.
Saturday 09/05/15
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 26. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, www.rosedalegrove.org.
Beginner Orienteering
Learn the basics of map reading. 10 a.m. Gring's Mill Recreation Area, 2083 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing. Presented by the Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-2944.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Middle Creek Wildlife Center. Meet 9:30 a.m. in Visitor Center parking lot. Leader, Dave, 610-777-3569.
Berks Strollers
Nolde Forest. Meet 10 a.m. at the Saw Mill parking lot. Leader, Mim, 610-370-1661.
Birdsboro Contra Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Admission charged. Wear soft-soled shoes. Info, birdsborocontra.org.
Cruise 4 Kids
Car show & apple harvest festival. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Zion Spies Evangelical Reformed Church Grove, 318 Spies Church rd., Reading. Apple dumplings & other foods, entertainment, vendor & flea market spaces, raffles & more. Free spectator parking & admission. Benefits Bear Creek Day Camp sponsorships. Info, 610-779-1181.
Evening of Gospel Jazz
6:30 p.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Love offering. Ice cream social follows program. Info, 610-985-0716.
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.
Leesport Lock House
Open house. Tours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 27 E. Wall St., Leesport.
Old-Fashioned Sewing Circle
10 a.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. New & experienced stitchers welcome. This month's topic is buttons, but bring along the sewing project of your choice. Presented by the Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-8839.
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.
Vintage TSD Rally
Edwardian-era rally. Vehicles built between 1860-1930s invited. Begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Boyertown Railroad Yard. Hosted by Colebrookdale Railroad. Register/info, 610-367-0200. www.ColebrookdaleRailroad.com.
Sunday 09/06/15
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
Christian Acoustic Music Open Mic
First Sunday of every month. 7 p.m. at the Torch, rear building at the Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main St., Morgantown. Info, 717-354-6804.
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.
Letterboxing
Discover the art of letterboxing. Make your own stamps, solve clues & explore the trails. 1-3 p.m. Antietam Lake Park, 230 Angora Rd., Reading. Cost. Presented by the Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Register/info, 484-509-2667.
Nolde Forest Programs
"Wings Through the Woods" hike, 11 a.m.-noon; "The Beauty of Botany – Fall Wildflowers" walk, 1-3 p.m.; "Wild Edibles" presentation & walk, 2-3:30 p.m. McConnell Education Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free; registration requested. Info, 610-796-3699.
Nolde Mansion Open House
1-4 p.m. Nolde Mansion, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Self-guided tours, scavenger hunt. Free; no registration required. Info, 610-796-3699.
Snyder Chalk Talk
The story of David & Goliath captured through chalk for young & old. 6:30 p.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Love offering. Ice cream social follows program. Info, 610-985-0716.
Monday 09/07/15
Chicken BBQ
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parkside Dr. S. (near Thrush Rd.). Sponsored by Spring Twp. Lions Club.
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.
Gospel Music Concert
Bluegrass/country-style by the Roland Zimmerman Family. 1:45 p.m. Wheat Ridge Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata. Info, 717-354-6804.
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 09/08/15
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.
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.