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Thursday 07/27/17
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.
Community Toastmasters Meeting
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 7 p.m. in the Janssen Conference Center, 1801 Broadcasting Rd., Reading. Learn public speaking skills. Great opportunity for personal growth and leadership development. Info, 610-413-5790.
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.
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.
Senior Shuffle
4th Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. A variety of card games for seniors & friends. Info, 610-929-0589.
Spring Township Library
Read with a Friend. 6:30 p.m. at the library, 78-C Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. Children can read to a resident of The Highlands. Register/info, 610-373-9888.
Summer Arts in Berks Parks
Peter Errich. 6 p.m. Gring's Mill Recreation Area amphitheater. Per-car parking fee. Info, 610-374-2944 ext. 2611.
Friday 07/28/17
Berks Arts Council Bandshell Concert Series
The Apocalypse Blues Revue. 7 p.m. Volunteer Firemen's Memorial Bandshell, Reading's City Park. Preshow entertainment, 6:15 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Refreshments available for purchase.
Bingaman Nature Center
"Animals of the Night." 7 p.m. at the Center, 2660 Hill Rd., Reading. Free; registration required. Info, 484-509-2667, ext. 3.
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 07/29/17
Berks Strollers
Blue Marsh Stilling Basin. Meet 9:30 in the parking lot. Leader: Sandie, 610-451-3174.
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.
Laureldale A.A. Bingo
Held at 1610 Nolan St., Laureldale. Games start at 6:15 p.m. Call for directions & reservations, 610-929-4131. Benefits Laureldale A.A.
Storytime on Mildred the House Boat
Kids' program explores what life was like on the canals. 10-11 a.m. Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. Free; pre-registration required. Info, 610-374-8839.
Wyomissing Public Library Presents
Author Don Carswell. 10 a.m. at the library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing. Free & open to the public; registration requested. Info, 610-374-2385 or wyopublib.org.
Sunday 07/30/17
Dog Walk at Nolde Forest
10-11 a.m. Medium difficulty, approx. 2 mi. with hills. Meet at EE Center Mansion parking area, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Dogs must be on leash; limit 2 per adult hiker. Free; registration required, 610-796-3699.
Nolde Forest Program
"Dragonflies & Damselflies." 1-3 p.m. McConnell Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free; registration requested. Info, 610-796-3699.
Step Back in Time Day
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Berks Co. Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Music, tours, demonstrations of life in different eras. Info, 610-374-8839.
Summer Band Concert Series
Wyomissing Band. 6-8 p.m. Phoebe Berks Village Green, 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.
Zumba
Every Sunday, 7-8 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Monday 07/31/17
Get Moving Monday Guided Hike at Nolde Forest
10-11 a.m. Hike the trails with a Nolde educator. Medium difficulty hike, approx. 1.5 mi. 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.
Tuesday 08/01/17
Contemporary Movie Night
"Going in Style." 6:30 p.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Free. Info, 610-406-9431.
Garden Photography Workshop
"Capturing Garden Memories with Your Camera" 6:15-7 p.m. Berks Co. Ag Center. Fee charged & registration required. Info, 610-378-1327.
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.
Juggling for All
7 p.m. Gring's Mill Recreation Area, 2083 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing. Beginner class with the Berks Jugglers. Pre-registration requested. Info, 610-374-8839.
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.
Wednesday 08/02/17
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
6-10 p.m. Mohnton Fish and Game, 100 Gun Club Rd., Mohnton. Beginner lessons at 6:15 p.m. 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.
Zumba
Every Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, Angela, 484-333-2150.
Thursday 08/03/17
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.
Elverson Garden Club
Meets 7 p.m. at the Crow's Nest Preserve. Program: Bob Stamper on using contrast in the garden. Anyone interested in horticulture or floral arranging welcome. Info, Linda, 610-286-9184.
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.
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 Community Library Presents
"Mother Nature," with Kit's Interactive Theatre. 6-8 p.m. Cumru's Warren House, 1775 Welsh Rd., Mohnton. Suitable for kids entering K-Grade 2. Info, Jillian, 610-777-3911.
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 08/04/17
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.
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.
Muhlenberg Community Library
Gardening for TOTS! Terrific Tots workshop. 10-11 a.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Info, 610-929-0589.
Saturday 08/05/17
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.
Belleman's Church Country Festival
3540 Belleman's Church Rd., Mohrsville. Picnic food 3-8:30 p.m.; ham platters 4-6 p.m.; music 3:30-9 p.m. Chinese auction, antique tractors, pedal tractor pulls. Info, 610-926-0461.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Leaser Lake Hike. Approx. 5 moderate miles. Meet 9:30 a.m., parking area down Pleasure Ct. Leaders: Ed & Linda, 610-921-3252, or DOH 610-451-5380.
Blacksmith Day
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Dry Road Farm, 202 Highland Rd., Wernersville. Forging demonstrations, hands-on instruction area, children's activities, & forging contest. Free & open to the public. Rain or shine. PA Artist Blacksmith's Assn. Info, pabasite.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.
Chicken BBQ Summer Bash
8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, Glenside, Reading. Also flea market & Chinese auction. Info, 610-921-1527.
Laureldale A.A. Bingo
Held at 1610 Nolan St., Laureldale. Games start at 6:15 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. Free admission; donations accepted.
Muhlenberg Community Library
Dungeons & Dragons, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. For grades 7-12. Info, 610-929-0589.
Pagoda Writers Workshops
Meets every month for inspiration and guidance. For location and time, call L.T. James, 610-413-0373. Free and open to all ages.
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 08/06/17
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481 or geigertownfireco.com.
Berks County Heritage Center
"Caring for Cemeteries" slide program by Mike Brady. 2 p.m. at BCHC, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading. Free. Info, 610-374-8839.
Chicken BBQ
Leesport Farmers Market Center Court. Baked goods also available. Sponsored by the Central Berks Lions Club. Tickets/info, 610-207-9631.
Leesport Area Historical Society
Open house 1-4 p.m. at the museum, 128 Main St., Leesport.
Local History Program
"Irish Contributions to the Schuylkill Canal & the Community of Port Clinton" by Capt. David R. Kohler. 2 p.m. Beidler House, 1130 Old River Rd., Birdsboro. Free. Info, 610-374-8839.
Outdoor 3D Archery Shoot
7 a.m.-noon. South Birdsboro Archery, Rod & Gun Club, 470 Geigertown Rd., Douglassville.
Peach Festival
1-5 p.m. Olive Leaf Chapel Grove, 846 Fritztown Rd., Sinking Spring. Music by Dave Kline & the Mountain Folk. Bring lawn chairs. Rain or shine.
Summer Concert Series
Haley Sheeler. 6-8 p.m. Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut St., Mohnton. Food available. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free. In event of rain, concert will be held at St. John's Parish House, 1 Front Street Plaza, Mohnton. Info, Cheryl, 610-777-3911.
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.
Vacation Bible School
Aug. 6-10, 5:30-7:45 p.m. Bausman UCC, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Free registration & dinner is provided. Register/info, 610-375-9790.
Zumba
Every Sunday, 7-8 p.m., at Robesonia Fire Co., 2nd floor. Info, 484-333-2150.
Monday 08/07/17
Mohnton Fish & Game Cash Bingo
100 Gun Club Road, Mohnton. 7-10 p.m. Benefits conservation projects. 610-775-3470.
Muhlenberg Community Library
Mid-Day Free Play, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tween Cafe 3 p.m.; "The Clumsy Dragon," 6:30 p.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Info, 610-929-0589.
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.
Tuesday 08/08/17
Happy Boombadears
Monthly meeting, noon, at Hoss's, 121 S. Center Ave., Leesport. New members & guests welcome. Info, 570-739-2436 or 570-516-3701.
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.
Muhlenberg Community Library
Teen Café, noon-3 p.m.; Beginning Computer & Internet Class, 1:30-3 p.m. at the library, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale. Please register for computer class. 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.
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. 9.