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Thursday 07/30/15
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.
Discovery Days at Angora Fruit Farm
"Ferns, Feathers, & Fibers" day camp for children ages 5-9. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 502 Angora Rd., Reading. Cost. Space limited. Register/info, Jennifer, 484-509-2667.
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.
Friday 07/31/15
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.
Free Movie Night
"Gifted Hands." 7 p.m. Kissinger's Lutheran Church, 715 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing. Snacks available. Donations accepted. Info, 610-372-5606.
Full Moon Float
7:30 p.m. Blue Marsh Lake, Church Rd. parking area, off Rt. 183 in Bern Twp., near Visitors Center. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Participants must provide own boat, life jacket & boat running lights. Previous paddling experience recommended. Limited to 20 participants. Register/info, 610-374-2944.
Mohnton Playground Festival
Food, games, pony rides, boat race. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Music by The Skidmarks 6-9 p.m. Benefits Mohnton Recreation Assn. Info, 610-775-4878,
Saturday 08/01/15
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 26. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, www.rosedalegrove.org.
Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Presents
Indian Sign Language by "Porcupine Pat" of the Schuylkill Conservation District. 10-11 a.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. Info, 610-374-2944.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Audubon Valley Forge. Meet 9 a.m. Boscov's East (east end of lot), Bus. Rt. 422, Exeter Twp. or 10 a.m. Audubon Sanctuary parking lot. Leader, Suzanne, 610-488-9269 or 717-376-5289.
Berks Strollers
Exeter Scenic River Trail. Meet 9:30 a.m. in parking lot along Gibraltar Rd. Leader,
Randy, 610-273-9160.
Blacksmith Day
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Dry Road Farm, 202 Highland Rd., Wernersville. Demonstrations & activities for the whole family, including children's hands-on forging program using modeling clay & hammers without heat or fire. Food, vendors & tours of several historic buildings also available. Free admission. Rain or shine. PA Artist-Blacksmith's Assn. Info, pabasite.org.
Chicken BBQ & Flea Market
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, Glenside neighborhood, Reading. Also Chinese auction. Benefits church's community outreach. Spaces available. Info, Cay, 610-921-1527.
Community Picnic
6-9 p.m. St. Peter's UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood. Music by Mike Hertzog & the Blue Mountain Gang. Food served 4-9 p.m. Rain or shine. Info, 610-944-9418.
Festival & Chicken BBQ
Crafters & white elephant 8 a.m.; festival 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; dinner noon-7 p.m. St. Benedict's Festival Grounds, Rt. 10 & Chestnut Hill Rd., Plowville. Games, children's activities, live music, raffle, bingo. Fireworks at dusk. Info, 610-856-1006.
HealthChoices Consultations
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Reading Public Library, 100 S. 5th St., Reading. Representative from the PA Dept. of Human Services will be available to answer your questions. No appointment necessary. Info, 610-655-6350.
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.
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.
Redware Workshop & Open House
Leesport Lock House, 27 E. Wall St., Leesport. Workshops at 9:40 a.m. & 1:10 p.m. Pre-registration/info, 610-926-5770. Open for tours 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reunion Dinner
4 p.m. Dining Hall, Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. By donation. Everyone welcome. Bring your pictures, skits & stories. Info, Gaylene, 610-823-7827.
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.
Sunday School Picnic
Belleman's Church, 3540 Belleman's Church Rd., Mohrsville. Picnic foods 3-8:30 p.m.; ham platters 3:30-6:30 p.m. Music: Belleman's Orchestra 3:30-5 p.m.; Jalappa All Stars 6-9 p.m. Info, 610-926-0461.
Sunday 08/02/15
3-D Archery Shoot
7 a.m.-noon. South Birdsboro Archery, Rod & Gun Club, 470 Geigertown Rd., Douglassville. Info, 610-582-5026
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
AYCE Ice Cream Social
1:30-4:30 p.m. Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata. Celebrity "big dipper" & strolling banjo concert. Tickets/info, 717-733-6600.
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.
Heroes Blood Drive Challenge
7-11:30 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd., Robeson Twp. "Boots vs. Badges vs. Bandages" Competition. Online scheduling, www.GIVEaPINT.org, sponsor code 4322. Info, Jim, 610-587-8850.
Interpretive Sundays at Daniel Boone Homestead
Noon-4 p.m. 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro. 18th-century gun building demonstrations. No pets. Admission. Info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
Kids Summer Series
"Snakes & Scales & Turtle Tails" with Phil Witman. 4 p.m. Gring's Mill Recreation Area, Walnut Grove. Free admission; fee for parking. Co. of Berks Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-2944 or www.co.berks.pa.us.
Open House
1-4 p.m. Leesport Area Historical Society Museum, 128 Main St., Leesport.
Peach Festival
1-5 p.m. Olive Leaf Chapel Grove, 846 Fritztown Rd., Sinking Spring. Peaches, ice cream & other refreshments, Music by Sunny & the SOS Gang. Rain or shine.
Performing Arts in the Parks
"The RockaFillys & the RockaFellas." 6-8 p.m. Gring's Mill. Free admission; fee for parking. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No rain date. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, www.co.berks.pa.us or www.institute-of-arts.org.
Vacation Bible School
Thru Aug. 6, 5:30-8 p.m. Bausman UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Dinner provided. Ages 3 & older welcome. Register/info, 610-375-9790.
Monday 08/03/15
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.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Vacation Bible School
"Everest." Thru Aug. 7, 9-11:45 a.m. Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4201 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd., Muhlenberg Twp. For ages 3 thru 6th grade. Pre-register at www.goodshepherdelc.org. Info, 610-926-4201, ext. 540.
Tuesday 08/04/15
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.
PA OneStop Workshop
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Berks Co. Ag Bldg., 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport. Offered by the Berks Co. Conservation District. Learn how to write your own Agricultural Erosion & Sedimentation Plan using the online program PA OneStop. Free; refreshments provided. Registration required. Info, 610-372-4657 ext. 208.
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.
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 08/05/15
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.
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-Mont Welcome Wednesday
Open house for parents to tour the campus & meet the staff. 9-11 a.m. West-Mont Christian Academy, 873 S. Hanover St., Pottstown. Info, 610-326-7690 or www.west-mont.org.
Womelsdorf Fire Company Bingo
Weekly at Womelsdorf Fire Company Social Quarters, 20 N. Front St. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 08/06/15
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.
Discovery Days at Angora Fruit Farm
"Milkweed & Monarchs" day camp for children ages 5-9. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 502 Angora Rd., Reading. Cost. Space limited. Register/info, Jennifer, 484-509-2667.
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.
Friday 08/07/15
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.
Saturday 08/08/15
AYCE Pancake/Waffle Breakfast
Every Saturday through Sept. 26. 7-11 a.m. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Info, www.rosedalegrove.org.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Springs of Summer. 5 moderate to difficult miles. Meet 9 a.m. Hamburg Reservoir parking area, off of Rt. 22, east of Hamburg. Leaders, Ed, 610-921-3252 or Linda, 610-451-5380.
Berks Strollers
Blue Marsh Lake. Meet 10 a.m. Sheidy Boat Launch. Leader, Kay, 610-796-7602.
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.
Sunday 08/09/15
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. 18th-century blacksmithing demonstrations. No pets. Admission. Info, 610-582-4900 or www.danielboonehomestead.org.
Monday 08/10/15
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 08/11/15
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.
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.