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Sunday 03/01/15
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
Nolde Forest Friends Event
Open house from 1-4 p.m. and geocaching at 2 p.m. 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Info, 610-404-2131.
Pork & Homemade Sauerkraut Dinner
4-6:30 p.m. Bausman UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Take out available from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations/info, 610-375-9790 or www.bausmanucc.org.
Monday 03/02/15
Berks County Genealogical Society Presents
"Genealogical Research for the Beginner" series of classes on Monday evenings in March (no class Mar. 23). BCGS library, Room 413, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Limited seating; pre-registration required. For more info/registration, call 610-921-4970.
Easter Candy Sale
St. Andrew's UCC, 1320 Spruce St., Reading. Pick up Mondays & Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m thru March 31 or by appointment. Call 610-375-8687.
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.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Tuesday 03/03/15
Fly-Tying Classes
Six-week session (thru April 7) of beginner & intermediate classes. 7-9 p.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Class size limited; early registration encouraged. Info, Jack, 610-777-0652 or Rich, Shappell, 610-926-3076.
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.
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.
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 03/04/15
BMECC
General membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the Alvernia Upland Ctr., Room 227, 540 Upland Ave., Reading. All members welcome.
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.
Rummage Sale
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
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.
West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library Presents
"If Coins Could Talk" by Barbara Goodling. Free program covering various coin-related subjects. 7 p.m. at the library, 101 Woodside Ave., West Lawn. More info, 610-678-4888.
Womelsdorf Fire Company Bingo
Weekly at Womelsdorf Fire Company Social Quarters, 20 N. Front St. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 03/05/15
Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Volunteer Training
9:30 a.m. at the Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. 1st in a series of informational training sessions. Snow date Mar. 12. Volunteer opportunities available. More info, Becky, 610-374-8839 or www.countyofberks.com/parks.
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 Assn., 433 Pansy St., Reading. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Phone: 610-372-1850.
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.
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.
Parish-Dana Retirees Luncheon
Noon at Wegman's Family Restaurant, 4401 Pottsville Pike (Rt. 61), Reading. Meeting & speaker discussing the Lenni-Lenape.
Friday 03/06/15
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.
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.
Lenten Pierogi Sale
Every Friday during Lent through March 27. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Mary Church Parish lower hall, 12th & Spruce Sts., Reading. Info, 610-376-6321.
Saturday 03/07/15
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-10:30 a.m. Mt. Pleasant Fire Co. #1, 5664 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Bernville. Benefits Mt. Pleasant Fire Police.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Middle Creek Hike. Meet 1 p.m. Middle Creek Visitors Center, 100 Museum Rd., Stevens. Leader, Mark, 610-589-5575 or 484-794-3365.
Berks Strollers
Monocacy Hill. Meet 10 a.m. trail parking lot or 9:30 a.m. at Boscov's East parking lot to carpool. Leader, Jen, 484-941-1253.
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.
Contra Dancing
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Admission. For info 610-856-5180 or www.birdsborocontra.org. Smoke-free.
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.
Nolde Forest Program
"Springtime Reptiles & Amphibians of Nolde Forest." Slide presentation, craft & short hike. 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at EE Center, McConnell Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free family program; registration requested. Info, 610-796-3699.
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.
Program at Hopewell Furnace
Play "From Out the Fiery Furnace," featuring stories of life in the 19th century. 2 p.m. in the park Visitor Center, 5 mi. south of Birdsboro, off of Rt. 345. Free & open to the public. Also Mar. 14 & 21. Info, 610-582-8773 or www.nps.gov/hofu
Rummage Sale
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 5th & Court Sts., Reading. Use the Madison Avenue Entrance.
Soup Sale
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friedens UCC, 337 Main St., Oley. Take-out only. Baked goods & hoagies also available. Pre-orders, 610-987-6020. Snow date Mar. 8, noon-2 p.m.
Spring Township Library Presents
"Introduction to Mindfulness" (Transcendental Meditation). 1 p.m. at the library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Free & open to the public; registration required. For more info, 610-373-9888.
Spring Valley Boutique
10 a.m.-noon. Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Temple. Clothing & accessories. Donations also accepted. Info, 610-929-7969. Closed in the event of bad weather.
Sunday 03/08/15
Absolutely Purrfect Cat Rescue
Adoption Day. Noon-3 p.m. Petco, Broadcasting Square Shopping Center, 2765 Papermill Rd., Spring Twp.
AYCE Sunday Breakfast
7-10:15 a.m. Nativity Lutheran Church, 13th & Amity Sts., Reading. Benefits The Lutheran Pantry & scholarship for a Rdg. High School senior in the Culinary Arts.
BMECC
Historic Uptown Hamburg Hike & Rajah Circus. Meet 12:12 p.m. (for lunch) or 1:23 p.m. (leaving) at C.J. Hummel's Gathering Place along Rt. 183 (off I-78) in Lenhartsville. Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club. Leaders Ron, 610-562-8680 & Mercedes, 484-515-8001.
Breakfast Buffet
7-10:30 a.m. Brecknock Fire CO., 1153 Kurtz Mill Rd. (Rt. 568), Alleghenyville. Take-outs available.
Charter Day Open House & Living History Event
Noon-4 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. Demonstrations of 18th-century life & hands-on activities. Free; donations accepted. More info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
Oley Fire Crew Company Truck Crew Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon in the Oley Fire Company Social Quarters, 477A Main St. Public welcome.
Reading Choral Society Presents
Gloria Singers Concert. 5:30 p.m. at Berks Catholic High School. More info, 610-898-1939.
Monday 03/09/15
Easter Candy Sale
St. Andrew's UCC, 1320 Spruce St., Reading. Pick up Mondays & Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m thru March 31 or by appointment. Call 610-375-8687.
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.
One Book, One Community Event
"The Orphan Train Movement, 1854-1929" presented by Donna N. Aviles. 6:30 p.m. at the Robesonia Borough Hall, 75 S. Brooke St., Robesonia. Free & open to the public. More info, call one of the sponsoring libraries, 610-693-3264, 610-673-3771 or 610-589-1424.
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 03/10/15
Berks Co. Watersheds Workshop
To learn about new funding for farms in the Tulpehocken & other Berks Co. watersheds. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bernville Grange, 37 Shartlesville Rd., Bernville. RSVP to Christine, 610-372-4657 ext. 210.
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.
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.
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.
Woman's Club of Spring Township
Student Creative Writing Winners. 7 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, Penn Ave., Sinking Spring. For additional info or transportation, contact Pat, 610-678-9072, or Saundra, 610-678-4768.