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Friday 07/29/16
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.
Unplugged Game Night
7 p.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Card & board games for ages 16 & older. Free; registration required. Info, 610-406-9431.
Saturday 07/30/16
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 24. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, 610-985-0716 or www.rosedalegrove.org.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Nolde Forest. 5-6 moderately strenuous miles, with several elevation changes. Meet 9:30 a.m. Sawmill parking lot of Nolde Forest. Inclement weather cancels hike. Leader, Mark, 484-467-8976.
Berks Strollers
Birch Run Forest Land Preserve. Meet 9 a.m. at Clock Tower Plaza, Rts. 10 & 23, Morgantown. Leader, Clyde, 610-913-0284.
Blanket Fort Saturday
1 p.m. Spring Township Library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Create a blanket fort in the children's section. Chairs provided. Info, 610-373-9888.
Christian Faith Workshop
Bring Out the Best in Yourself & Others. 8 a.m.-noon. Wyomissing COB, 2200 State Hill Rd., Wyomissing. Free interactive program. Register/info, 610-374-8451.
Community Day Anti-Drug & Crime Rally
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Baer Park, W. Douglas & George Sts., Reading. Service awards & recognition, BBQ sauce cookoff, live entertainment, food & games. Bring your own chairs. Donations of canned goods & non-perishable items for local food pantry & animal shelters accepted. www.readingnaacp.org.
Exeter Community Library
"Mountain Views" slide show. 6:30 p.m. at the library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Featuring history of the Pagoda, Fire Tower, Gravity Railroad & Skyline Drive. Free; registration required. Info, 610-406-9431.
KidsPeace Jingle in July 5K & 1-Mile Walk
8:30 a.m. Gring's Mill, 2083 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Christmas themed & costumes encouraged. Info, Heather, 610-921-0130 or www.kidspeace5k.org.
Knee Deep in the Creek
10 a.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading (Bern Twp.). Macro invertebrate study for families with children ages 3 & older. Free; pre-registration required. Info, 484-509-2667 ext. 3.
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.
Pressure Canning Workshop
10 a.m.-noon. Berks Co. Ag Center. Presented as a demonstration & lecture. Fee charged; registration required. Info, 610-378-1327 or www.foodsafety.psu.edu.
Saturday Evening Services
St. Peter's UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood. 5 p.m. light meal & VBS (preschool-adult), culminated with 6:30 p.m. worship. Info, 610-944-9418.
Traditional Hatha Yoga Class
1-2 p.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Free; registration required. Info, 610-406-9431.
Triple B Competition
& July 31. Showcase for bikes, blades, boards & scooters. 4 p.m. Stonecliffe Action Park, Columbia Ave., Reading. Open to all ages & abilities. Registration fee charged. Info, 610-374-2944 ext. 2611. Rain date Aug. 6 & 7.
Sunday 07/31/16
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Tekening Hiking Trail at Martins Creek Power Plant. Easy 8-mi. hike. Meet 1 p.m. at Kmart on 25th St., Easton. Info, Ron 610-562-8680 or Mercedes, 484-515-8001.
Daniel Boone Rod & Gun Club
Target 3D shoot. 7 a.m.-noon. 301 Dautrich Rd., Reading. Info, 610-779-2090.
Dog Walk at Nolde Forest
10-11 a.m. Medium difficulty, approx. 2 mi. Meet at McConnell Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Dogs must be on leash; limit 2 per adult hiker. Free; registration required, 610-796-3699.
Program at Nolde Forest
"The Nature of Butterflies." 1-3 p.m. McConnell Hall. Indoor program followed by outdoor butterfly walk. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Step Back in Time Day
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading (Bern Twp.). Music, tours, demonstrations of life in different eras.
Summer Band Concert Series
Wyomissing Band. 6-8 p.m. on the Village Green, Phoebe Berks, 1 Reading Dr., Wernersville. Free & open to the public. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Inclement weather cancels. Info, 610-927-8200 or 610-927-8513.
Vacation Bible School
"Deep Sea Discovery." Thru Aug. 4, 6:15-8:30 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Rd., Birdsboro. For ages 3-12.
Monday 08/01/16
Get Moving Monday Guided Hike at Nolde Forest
9:30-10:30 a.m. Hike the trails with a Nolde educator. Medium difficulty, 1.5 miles. Trekking poles available for loan. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Mohnton Fish & Game Cash Bingo
100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. 7-10 p.m. Benefits conservation projects. 610-775-3470.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Tuesday 08/02/16
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.
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.
National Night Out
5-9 p.m. Lincoln Park Pool, Spring Twp. Pool will be open to the public & refreshments served while supplies last.
Penn State Master Gardeners Present
"Evenings in the Garden." 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 & Plant Clinic. 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. 6.
Wednesday 08/03/16
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.
Evening Readers Book Club
"The Girl on the Train," by Paula Hopkins. 7 p.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Free & open to the public. Info, 610-406-9431.
Exeter Community Library
Read to Clara the Therapy Dog. 1-2 p.m. at the library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Free; registration required. Appointments/info, 610-406-9431.
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.
Muhlenberg Community Library
Live Hungry Hippo Game. 2-3 p.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Free; registration required for both parents & children. Info, 610-929-0589.
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 08/04/16
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.
Block Party at Spring Township Library
10 a.m. at the library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Floor play with blocks, plastic figures, animals & cars. Free; no registration required. Info, Andrea, 610-373-9888.
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.
Family Fun Night
6-10 p.m. Temple Playground. Carnival games, light refreshments. Bring chairs or blanket to watch the movie "Inside Out" when it gets dark. Info, 610-929-4727.
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 Café
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.
Penn Street Market
Open-air farmers' market every Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on Penn St., between 4th & 5th Sts., Reading. Programs, live entertainment, youth activities & more. Free parking at 4th & Cherry St. garage with voucher available at the information stand. www.redesignreading.org.
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.
Spring Township Library Presents
"The Benefits of Yoga & Meditation." 7 p.m. Twp. of Spring Fire Station, 2301 Monroe Ave., West Lawn. Presentation & some short practices. Info, 610-373-9888.
Story of Summer
9:30-11 a.m. McConnell Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Story time followed by craft, nature walk & play time. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Friday 08/05/16
Antietam Community Theatre Presents
"Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Aug. 5 & 6, 7 p.m. Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th St., Mount Penn. Tickets available at the door or call 215-833-2663 or 610-944-9980.
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.
Couples & Family Line Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club outreach programs. Info, 610-488-1984.
Saturday 08/06/16
Amateur Radio Hamfest
7 a.m.-noon. at Heritage Park, Sinking Spring. Flea market sale of ham radio equipment, computers & electronic parts. License testing at 8:30 a.m. Info, Harry, 610-678-8976.
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 24. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, 610-985-0716 or www.rosedalegrove.org.
Belleman's Church Country Festival
3540 Belleman's Church Rd., Mohrsville. Picnic foods 3-8:30 p.m.; ham platters 3:30-6:30 p.m.; music 3:30-9 p.m. Free children's activities, Chinese auction, antique tractors. Info, 610-926-0461.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Governor Dick Park to Dinosaur Rock. 6-7 moderate miles. Meet 10 a.m. Environmental Center parking lot, 3283 Pinch Rd., Lebanon. Leader, Mike, 717-949-2056.
Blanket Fort Saturday
11 a.m. Spring Township Library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Build a blanket fort where you can read at the library. Free; no registration required. Info, 610-373-9888.
Flag Football Fundraiser
11 a.m. at 1098 County Welfare Rd., Leesport. Benefits Mifflin YMCA. Parking fee charged. Register/info, Patrick, 484-256-4980.
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. Donations accepted.
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.
Spring Township Library
Snapology Star Wars for ages 5-10. 10 a.m. at the library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Free; registration not required. Info, 610-373-9888.
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.
Starfest
5:30-11:30 p.m. Hopewell Furnace, 2 Mark Bird Ln., Elverson. Public viewing through Chesmont Astronomical Society members' telescopes. Free admission & parking. Donations appreciated. Rain/cloud date Aug. 7. Info, 610-582-8773, ext. 0.
Sunday 08/07/16
3-D Archery Outdoor Shoot
7 a.m.-noon. South Birdsboro Archery, Rod & Gun Club, 470 Geigertown Rd., Douglassville.
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
Leesport Area Historical Society
Open house 1-4 p.m. at the museum, 128 Main St., Leesport.
Peach Festival
1-5 p.m. Olive Leaf Sunday School, 846 Fritztown Rd., Sinking Spring. Music by East Side Dave Kline. Bring lawn chairs. Rain or shine.
Performing Arts in the Park
4 p.m. "Peter Pan" kids' series; 6 p.m. Know Return. Gring's Mill Amphitheater, 2083 Tulpehocken Rd., Spring Twp. Free admission; fee for parking. Info, 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 or 610-374-8839. Rain date Aug. 14.
Monday 08/08/16
Get Moving Monday Guided Hike at Nolde Forest
9:30-10:30 a.m. Hike the trails with a Nolde educator. Medium difficulty, 1.5 miles. Trekking poles available for loan. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Mohnton Fish & Game Cash Bingo
100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. 7-10 p.m. Benefits conservation projects. 610-775-3470.
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.
Muhlenberg Community Library
Live Candy Land Game. 2-3 p.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. No registration required. Info, 610-929-0589.
Sensory Friendly Storytime
10 a.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Free; registration required. Info, 610-406-9431.
Tuesday 08/09/16
Family Yoga Classes
Free 45-min. class for children ages 4 & older with guardian. 10 a.m., at Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Info, 610-406-9431.
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.
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
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 08/10/16
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 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 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 08/11/16
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.
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 Café
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.
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 08/12/16
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.