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Monday 01/16/17
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.
Newcomers' Club of Greater Reading
Meets the 3rd Monday of most months, 1-3 p.m. in the Wyomissing Library Community Room. Social club open to new & established area residents interested in making new friends & engaging in new activities. Info, 610-301-8876.
Project Feeder Watch
& Jan. 17. Winter bird feeder counts Mondays & Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., thru March 28. Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Visit on any date(s); arrive & depart at any time. Info, 610-796-3699.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Young Artists Club
1st & 3rd Mondays, 3:15 p.m., at Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Projects designed for intermediate & middle school-aged artists. Free; registration not required. Info, 610-929-0589.
Tuesday 01/17/17
Children's Home of Reading
"So You Think You Can Cook, Tailgate Style" cook-off event. 6 p.m. Double Tree Hotel, Reading. Tickets incl. sampling of dishes, drinks & votes for your favorite chef. Info, 610-478-8266 or www.choreading.org.
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 Women's Connection
"Ring in the New Year" dinner party. 6:30-8 p.m. Gionnatti's Country Manor, 3118 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood. For reservations/info, Ellen, 610-921-2604.
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.
Zumba
Every Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Wednesday 01/18/17
Boys & Girls Baseball Tryouts
6-7 p.m. Sports Arena, Ozzy's Family Fun Center, 5411 Pottsville Pike, Leesport. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Info, 484-577-4133 or www.BigVisionFoundation.org.
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 5:30 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.
World Affairs Council of Greater Reading
Breakfast Series: Tahara Akmal, "Islam in America." 7:30 a.m. Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery. Reservations required, 610-373-7880 or for more info, Donna, 717-484-4973.
Writing Club
3 p.m. Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. All teens welcome. Info, 610-929-0589.
Thursday 01/19/17
Amity Township Crime Watch Meeting
7:30 p.m. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville. All are welcome to come learn & gain insight about Amity Twp.
Berks County Patriots
Meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Leesport Farmer's Market. Reps. Jerry Knowles & Ron Bortz present opposing views on reducing PA House. www.berkscountypatriots.org.
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.
Christian Women's Club II of Reading
"A Balanced New Year" brunch. 9:15-11:15 a.m. The Highlands, 2000 Cambridge Ave., Lincoln Park. Reservations/info, Gloria, 610-777-0580.
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.
Kutztown Women's Connection
"Step Into a New Year" Dinner Party. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Janelle Restaurant, 360 Fleetwood Rd., Bowers. Reservations/info, Cheryl, 610-781-9165.
Line Dancing
6:30-8 p.m. Reading Elks Lodge 2210 Hamp. Blvd. Weekly.
Master Watershed Steward Program
Information Night. 6-9 p.m. Bern Twp. Agricultural Center auditorium, 1327 County Welfare Rd., Leesport. Open to all interested persons. Info, Karin, 610-378-1327, x221.
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.
Tech School
Basic "how to" class for all your tech devices, held Thursdays in January, 6-7 p.m. Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Walk-ins welcome. Info, 610-929-0589.
West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library
Wine Bottle Decoupage. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the library, 101 Woodside Ave., West Lawn. Free materials & instruction. Register/info, 610-678-4888.
Friday 01/20/17
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.
Bingo at St. John's Parish House
1 Main St., Mohnton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; kitchen opens at 6 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Defeat Hunger Night 2nd Friday of the month.
Coffeehouse Open Mic Night
Third Friday of each month, 7:30-10 p.m. in Lundin Hall, Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Blvd., Wyomissing. Info, Tom, 610-375-3512.
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.
Faculty Music Revue
7 p.m. Muhlenberg Middle School Auditorium. Admission charged.
Movie Night
"Miracles from Heaven." 7 p.m. True Faith Independent Holiness Church, 1017 Old River Rd., Birdsboro. Free. Info, 610-582-3557.
Muhlenberg Community Library
Block Party. 11 a.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Featuring wooden blocks geared for children's play. Info, 610-929-0589.
Saturday 01/21/17
AYCE Breakfast
6-10 a.m. Schoeneck Fire Co., 125 N. King St., Denver. Cost by donation. Info, 717-336-6767 or www.SchoeneckFire.com.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Nolde Forest. 5-6 difficult miles. Meet 9:30 a.m. Saw Mill parking lot. Leader: Mark, 484-824-2740.
Dinner & a Movie
Unity of Reading, 4443 10th Ave., Temple. Seating at 5:15 p.m.; dinner at 5:30 p.m.; movie "Dave" at 7:15 p.m. RSVP/info, Nancy, 610-944-9990 or at the door.
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 4:45 p.m. Info, 610-488-1379.
Snow Shoe Basics
Indoor instruction followed by group hike. 10-11:30 a.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. McConnell Education Hall, Nolde Forest EE Center, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free; registration required. Info, 610-796-3699.
Sunday 01/22/17
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Wyomissing Creek to Reading Museum. 3+ miles. Meet at noon at parking lot behind Wawa at Lancaster Ave. & Museum Rd. Adverse weather cancels. Info, 610-775-3004.
Homemade Soup Sale
Accepting orders for pick up Jan. 27 & 28. Bausman UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Orders/info, 610-375-9790 or www.bausmanucc.org.
Vendor Bingo
1 p.m. Kutztown Fire Co. Doors open at 11 a.m. Food available. Benefits Special Needs Interest Group of North East Berks. Info, 610-682-2510.
Zumba
Every Sunday, 7-8 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Monday 01/23/17
Gamer's Club
2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, 3:15 p.m. Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Xbox 360 for ages 10-12. Registration not required. Info, 610-929-0589.
Grace Food Bank
Distribution 4th Monday of each month for residents in the 19607 area. Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington. Info, 610-777-7885.
Leesport Area Historical Society
Meets 7:30 p.m. at Bethany EC Church, 308 Main St., Leesport. Guests invited to bring item for "Historical Show & Tell" program.
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.
Tuesday 01/24/17
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.
Muhlenberg Community Library
Presentation by medium Willowearth. 6:30 p.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Registration recommended. Info, 610-929-0589.
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.
Zumba
Every Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Wednesday 01/25/17
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 5:30 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 01/26/17
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.
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.
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 01/27/17
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.
Bingo at St. John's Parish House
1 Main St., Mohnton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; kitchen opens at 6 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Defeat Hunger Night 2nd Friday of the month.
Saturday 01/28/17
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 4:45 p.m. Info, 610-488-1379.
Monday 01/30/17
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.