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Saturday 05/27/17
Berks Community Hiking Club
The Clarence Schock Memorial Park, Mt. Gretna. 6-7 miles. Meet 10 a.m., Environmental Center parking area. Bring water & snacks. Leader: Mike, 717-949-2056.
Berks Strollers
Warwick to Ephrata Rail-Trail. Meet 10 a.m. parking lot at 940 Pointview Rd., Ephrata. Leader: Emma, 610-334-0432.
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Grand Re-Opening. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 85 S. Walnut St., Boyertown. Featuring live blacksmithing in the 1872 Jeremiah Sweinhart Carriage Factory. Admission. Info, 610-367-2090 or www.boyertownmuseum.org.
Breakfast at Rosedale Camp Grove
Saturdays thru Oct. 7, 7-11 a.m. at 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, 610-985-0716 or www.rosedalegrove.org.
Children's Craft Project for Veterans
1-3 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church, Carsonia Ave., across from Park & Pray. Make a craft for someone you know & one for a veteran in Berks Heim. Wearing of red, white & blue encouraged.
Kids' Bike Rodeo
1 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. Learn safe & responsible biking. For ages 4-12. Preregistration required. Info, 610-374-2944 ext. 2611.
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
Every Saturday, 6:45 p.m. in the fire company hall, Mt. Pleasant Rd., off of Rt. 183. Doors open at 5 p.m. Info, 610-488-1379.
Sunday 05/28/17
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Work Trip on the Appalachian Trail. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Bethel Library, I-78 & Rt. 501, Bethel. Bring lunch & fluids. Leader: George, 717-933-4858.
Chicken BBQ
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or until sold out. Lincoln Park Fire Co., 310 Old Fritztown Rd., Shillington. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 202 camping fund. Sponsorships of wreaths for Wreaths Across America also available. Reserve dinners/info, 610-662-7074.
Daniel Boone Rod & Gun Club
Outdoor 3-D Archery Shoot & novelty meat tray shoot. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 301 Dautrich Rd., Reading. Info, 610-779-2090.
Old Belleman's Church Services
7:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. 3540 Belleman's Church Rd., Mohrsville. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Info, 610-488-1400.
Summer Arts in Berks Parks
Ringgold Band. 6 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading (Bern Twp.). Free admission; fee for parking. Info, 610-374-2944 ext. 2611. Rain date June 4.
Zumba
Every Sunday, 7-8 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Monday 05/29/17
Berks Under 3 Playgroup
Mondays 9-11 a.m. Toy Library room, Lakin Preschool of Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, 555 Warwick Dr., Wyomissing. Free; all welcome. Info, 484-332-5981 or LakinPreschool.com.
Blandon Lions Memorial Services
11 a.m. Maidencreek Church. Music by the Maidencreek Choir; speaker Col. Steve Fenstermacher; flag raising & wreath laying.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Charles Evans Garden Cemetery. Approx. 5 miles. Meet 9 a.m. inside the Center Ave. gate. Leader: Linda, 610-775-3004.
Chicken BBQ
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parkside Dr. S. (near Thrush Rd.). Sponsored by Spring Twp. Lions Club.
Memorial Day Ceremony
10 a.m. Jim Dietrich Park, near the flagpole. Speakers, music, wreath laying. Bring chairs. Info, 610-929-4727.
Muhlenberg Community Chorus
Meets weekly 6-7:30 p.m. at Grace Alsace UCC Church, 2151 Kutztown Road, Reading. Open to all voices. For info, JoAnne, 610-478-7939.
Tuesday 05/30/17
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Blue Marsh Lake & Rentschler Arboretum. Meet 9 a.m. at the arboretum. Leader: Linda, 610-775-3004.
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.
LifeTree Café
Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Red Plate Diner, 420 Penn Ave., Wernersville. Open to the public. www.lifetreecafe.com.
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
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. 9.
Zumba
Every Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Wednesday 05/31/17
BCTV Sock Hop Dance Party
7-9 p.m. Goodwill Beneficial Assn., 100 Madison Ave., Reading.
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.
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 5:30 p.m.; bingo at 6:45 p.m. 3024 Penn Ave., West Lawn. 610-670-8105.
Womelsdorf Fire Company Bingo
Weekly at Womelsdorf Fire Company Social Quarters, 20 N. Front St. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 06/01/17
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.
FABS Exercise Class
10-11 a.m. every Thursday at Grace Alsace UCC, 2151 Kutztown Rd. Emphasizes Flexibility, Aerobic activity, Balance & Strength using popular music. Cost per session; free for Silver Sneakers members.
Hamburg Area Historical Society
Will be touring Salem Belleman's Church in Mohrsville & hearing stories about the cemetery beginning at 7 p.m. Carpool available from Hamburg Middle School parking lot at 6:30 p.m. for anyone needing a ride. Free; all are welcome.
Karaoke
Every Thursday at Berks Encore Wernersville from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call 610-670-1372.
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.
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.
Reading A Cappella Voices
Prospective Chorus of Harmony, Inc. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Christ Church UCC, 4870 Kutztown Rd., Temple. All ladies and teenage girls interested in learning about barbershop-style harmony are welcome. Info, 610-921-7989.
Friday 06/02/17
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.
Coffee House for Teens
6:30-9 p.m. Spring Twp. Library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Open Mic or opportunity to just hang out in a non-competitive environment. Free; registration not required. Info, 610-373-9888.
Couples & Line Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Food available 6:30-8:30 p.m. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club outreach programs. Info, 610-488-1984.
Saturday 06/03/17
AYCE Breakfast
7-10 a.m. or until sold out. Vinemont Community Lutheran Church, Fritztown Rd., between Reinholds & Sinking Spring. Takeouts available. Info, Linda, 717-484-2590 or day of event, 610-670-1141.
Beauty of Botany Series
1-3 p.m. Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Forest walk with hands-on identification. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Columbia – Marietta Rail Trail. 5 easy miles. Meet 9:30 a.m. Ollie's parking lot, intersection of Bus. Rts. 222 & 724, Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Leader: Mark, 484-824-2740.
Berks Strollers
Speedwell Forge County Park & Wolf Sanctuary (admission charged). Meet 9 a.m. at McDonald's in Womelsdorf or 9:30 a.m. at Speedwell. Leader: Kasey, 610-504-9796.
Bingaman Nature Center
Open house for the newly renovated Bingaman House. 9 a.m.-noon. Antietam Lake Park, 2843 Hill Rd., Reading. Guided hike also available. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-374-8839.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
National Trails Day – Night Hike at Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Meet 7:07 p.m. Bring hiking boots & flashlight. Thunder & lightning cancel light rain does not. Leaders: Ron, 610-390-2572; Mercedes 484-515-8001.
Breakfast at Rosedale Camp Grove
Saturdays thru Oct. 7, 7-11 a.m. at 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, 610-985-0716 or www.rosedalegrove.org.
Community Health Screen
7-9:30 a.m. First Reformed Church, 161 W. Penn Ave., Wernersville. Sponsored by Wernersville Woman's Club. Payment due at time of service. Pre-register/info, 1-800-776-6342.
DVGRR Canine Festival
"Survivor – DVGRR Style." 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Golden Gateway campus, 60 Vera Cruz Rd., Reinholds. Open to the public; all dog breeds welcome. Social dogs on leads welcome. Picnicking encouraged; refreshments available for sale also. Per-family donation collected. RSVP/info, Inza, 717-484-4799 or www.dvgrr.org.
Golf Tournament Fundraiser
1 p.m. Rich Maiden Golf Course, Fleetwood. Check-in begins at noon. Benefits The King's Academy. Register/info, 610-926-9639 or www.kingsacademy.com/golf.
Indoor Yard Sale
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Exter Community Library.
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 Keystone Fire Co., 240 N. Walnut St., Boyertown. Admission. Cash bar. Ages 30 and up. Info, Marge, 570-943-2393.
Mt. Pleasant Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo
Every Saturday, 6:45 p.m. in the fire company hall, Mt. Pleasant Rd., off of Rt. 183. Doors open at 5 p.m. Info, 610-488-1379.
Outdoor 3D Archery Shoot
3-6 p.m. & June 4, 7 a.m.-noon. South Birdsboro Archery, Rod & Gun Club, 470 Geigertown Rd., Douglassville.
Pagoda Writers Workshops
1-3 p.m. at the Pagoda atop Mt. Penn, Reading. Creative and inspiring speakers. Info/RSVP, L.T. at 610-413-0373. Free and open to all ages.
Pig Roast Dinner
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church, 537 N. Main St., Bernville. Advance tickets/info, 610-488-6260.
Spring Valley Boutique
10 a.m.-noon. Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Temple. Clothing & accessories. Most items are free. Donations of items also accepted. Info, 610-929-7969.
Yard Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 102 Apple St., Leesport. Info, Mike, mlowery33@comcast.net.
Sunday 06/04/17
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
Berks County Heritage Center
"Canals in Berks County & Beyond" by Glenn Wenrich. 2 p.m. at BCHC, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-374-8839.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Warbird Watch at Berks Heritage Center. Meet 1:23 p.m. Kids & bikes welcome. Bring Warbird guidebooks & binoculars if you have them. Leader: Ron, 610-390-2572.
Leesport Area Historical Society
Open house 1-4 p.m. at the museum, 128 Main St., Leesport.
Nolde Forest Program
Sun Gazing. 1-3 p.m. McConnell Education Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Learn how to view the sun safely through a telescope with members of the Berks Astronomy Club. Free; registration requested. Info, 610-796-3699.
Program at Beidler House
"For the Convenience of Dung: A Look at Kitchen Gardens" by Marcia Houston. 2 p.m. at 1130 Old River Rd., Gibraltar. A look at the designs & practices used to grow & preserve plants for food & medicine. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-374-8839.
Red Coffin Memorial Car Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lyons Community Park. Flea market, food, music, raffles & more. Presented by the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society. Info, Marie, 610-921-2611.
Senior Festival of the Arts
Miller Center for the Arts, RACC. Reception 1 p.m., followed by a presentation at 2 p.m. Exhibit will be open daily thru June 11, noon-4 p.m., with special events featured throughout the week. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-374-4721 x5509.
Topic-Driven Writing Workshop
1st Sunday of the month thru Feb. 2018, 2-4 p.m., at Studio B, Boyertown. Workshops are drop-in; attend when you can. Donation fee encouraged. Info, phodges@gmail.com.
Zumba
Every Sunday, 7-8 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Monday 06/05/17
Food Safety Certification Course
June 5 & 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Berks Co. Ag Center. Attendees will receive a certificate after attending the class sessions & passing the exam. Register/info, 610-378-1327 or www.foodsafety.psu.edu.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Tuesday 06/06/17
Clover Farms Dairy Retirees Breakfast Club
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Perry Restaurant, Bellevue Ave., Shoemakersville.
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.
LifeTree Café
Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Red Plate Diner, 420 Penn Ave., Wernersville. Open to the public. www.lifetreecafe.com.
Penn State Master Gardeners Present
"Evenings in the Gardens." 6-8 p.m. Berks Co. Ag Center. Free tours & gardening info. Optional workshop 6:15-7 p.m.; registration requested. 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
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. 9.
Zumba
Every Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.