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Sunday 09/21/14
BMECC
Hike with an ecologist at Blue Marsh Lake. Meet at 10 a.m. at the North Heidelberg Rd. & Rte. 183 Trailhead. Leader, Richard, 410-726-3045.
Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon. Shartlesville Fire Co. bingo hall, Main St./Old Rt. 22, Shartlesville. Benefits the fire equipment fund.
Fireman's Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon at Keystone Fire Co. social quarters located on Godfrey St. (main street) in Rehrersburg. Full menu. Open to the public. Benefits the equipment fund.
History of Quilting Program
Beth Shugar will speak followed by an old-fashioned quilting bee. 2 p.m. Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Info, 610-374-8839.
Hymn Sing
2 p.m. in the 1855 Allegheny Mennonite Meetinghouse, 39 Horning Road, Mohnton. Info, 717-278-8459.
Knights of Columbus Breakfast
All you care to eat. 8 a.m.-noon. St. Ignatius School, Sinking Spring. Cost. Sheriff's ID Me Program available.
PA German Service
Special music by Dopplehock Sanger Choir. 2:30 p.m. at the 1871 Wenger Meetinghouse, corner of Mill St. & Supervisor Rd., Jonestown. Info, 717-865-6723.
South Mountain YMCA
Adventure Daze (Climbing & Zipline) from 1-4 p.m. Meet at Bynden Wood Lodge. For info/registration, Cory, 610-670-2267. www.smymca.org. Cost.
South Mountain YMCA
Family Cooking Night (Italian Night) from 4-6 p.m. Families prepare and cook food together. For info/registration, Amanda, 610-670-2267. www.smymca.org. Cost.
Monday 09/22/14
Bratislava Boy's Choir Concert
7 p.m. St. Thomas Church, 536 N. Main St., Bernville. Free. Tickets, Sue, 610-987-8639 or church office, 610-488-6702.
International Day of Peace Service
Seminar followed by free lunch and prayers around peace pole. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Phoebe Berks, 1 Reading Drive, Wernersville. Open to the public. Register, 610-927-8515 or 610-927-8200.
Job Training Program
Informational session from 9 a.m.-noon at the St. Joseph's downtown campus, Langan Allied Health Academy (lower level), 6th and Walnut Sts., Reading. Info, Laurie, 610-670-9960. Registration not required. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks, Inc.
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 7 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 09/23/14
Adopt-An-Acre Fundraising Event
5-8 p.m. Friendly's Restaurant, 3024 Penn Ave., West Lawn. Eat-in or take-out. Info, 610-670-1180.
Happy Boombadears Meeting
Dinner 5 p.m. Business meeting 6 p.m. Rt. 61 Diner, 3455 Pottsville Pike, Muhlenberg. Info, 570-739-2436.
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.
Military Veterans Benefits Overview
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.
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.
Wednesday 09/24/14
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.
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 09/25/14
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 Club, 411 Pansy St., Reading. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games at 6:30 p.m.
Community Toastmasters Meeting
7 pm Mifflin Court, 450 East Philadelphia Ave., Shillington. Learn public speaking skills. Great opportunity for personal growth and leadership development. For more info jreich3695@aol.com or 610-927-9111.
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.
Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
2-7 p.m. Dairy Queen near Shillington (intersection of Rts. 625 & 724). Schedule an appt., 610-775-5130. Bring ID.
Outdoor Concert Series
"Jeff Krick Elvis Impersonator" at 6 p.m. Free, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair. 9 Colin Court, Exeter. 610-370-2211 or elmcroft.com.
Friday 09/26/14
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.
Clothing Giveaway
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Zion EC Church, corner of E. Summit St. & Church St., Mohnton. Hot dogs & bake sale benefits Relay for Life. Donation dropoffs Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday Night Bingo
Mohnton Playground - 7-10 pm - Kitchen Open. Contact Carl, 610-777-9586.
Native American Stories & Dances
Dave "Big Owl" McSurdy will share by the campfire at 6 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Presented by Berks County Parks & Recreation. Info, 610-374-8839.
Seasons Change Hike
5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet at Nolde Forest EE Center Mansion parking area, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. No fee. Info/register, 610-796-3699.
Used Book Sale
Presented by the Friends of the Pottstown Library. Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 500 E. High St., Pottstown. Info, 610-970-6551.
Veterans Workshop/Orientation
9-11 a.m. Presented by PA CareerLink Berks County. Info, Peter 610-988-1385.
Saturday 09/27/14
Berks Community Hiking Club
Muhlenberg Twp. hike. Meet 9:30 a.m. parking area, Laurel Run Recreational Park, across from park lodge. Leader, Al, 610-929-9694.
Berks Strollers
Thun Trail. Meet 10 a.m. Brentwood Parking. Leader, Sandi, 610-451-3174.
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.
Breakfast Buffet
7-10 a.m. Vinemont Community Lutheran Church, 1278 Fritztown Rd., Reinholds. Takeout available. Served by the church softball team. Info, Jason, 717-989-8450. $
Civil War Encampment
Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Living history demos, music, food, more. 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster. Info, LancasterHistory.org or 717-392-4633.
Coffeehouse Concert
Featuring Mark James. 7 p.m. Free. Calvary Reformed UCC, 640 Centre Ave., Reading.
Community Health Screen
7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Oley Fire Co., 11 Lynx Dr., Oley. Cost. Pre-register, 1-800-776-6342. Sponsored by the Oley Ambulance Assoc.
Corn Pie Supper
4-6:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 300 W. High St., Womelsdorf. Takeout available. Info, 610-589-4130.
Fall & Winter Craft Show
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Birdsboro Community Center, 201 E. Main St. Benefits Hopewell Love In The Name of Christ and the Community Center.
Fall Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington. Food available. Benefits Berks Food Bank - bring non-perishables. Info, 610-777-7885 or graceshill.org.
Fall Float on Blue Marsh Lake
1:30 p.m. Meet in Church Road parking lot. Presented by Berks County Parks & Recreation. Registration required. Info/register, 610-376-6337.
Fall Yard Sale/Flea Market
Also, bake & soup sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Ave., Reading. Info, 610-779-3993. Benefit's Alzheimer's.
Flea Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 210 N. 25th St., Mt. Penn.
Gouglersville Grange Tractor & Engine Show
Also, car show (1975 & older), food, crafts & flea market. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Located on Rt. 222 in Gouglersville (between Shillington & Adamstown). Info, John 610-777-0014 or Sue 610-777-8794.
Ham Dinner & Bake Sale
Family-style. 3-7 p.m. Zion Spies Lutheran Church, 310 Spies Church Rd., Alsace Twp. Info, 610-779-1181. $
Heemet Fescht
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic demonstrations, craft & food vendors, kids' activities, music. Free event. PA German Heritage Center, Kutztown. Info, 610-683-1589 or kutztown.edu/pgchc.
Historic Haunted Ghost Walk
8:30 p.m. 43 S. Chestnut St., Boyertown. Sponsored by the Boyertown Area Historical Society. For info, 610-367-0630.
History Hike at Antietam Lake Park
9 a.m. Park is located along Angora Rd., Lower Alsace Twp. Presented by Berks County Parks & Recreation. Info, 610-374-8839.
Hunter's Health Clinic
9 a.m.-noon. Free clinic. Refreshments & door prizes. South Mountain Physical Therapy, 4728 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring Plaza. Info, 610-927-5183.
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.
PA German Worship Service
Salem Belleman's Church, 3540 Belleman's Church Rd., Mohrsville. 2:30 p.m. followed by turkey & waffle dinner from 4-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All are welcome. Info, 610-926-0461.
Pancake Breakfast
Benefit for the Berks Gymnastic Team. 8-10 a.m. Applebee's, Wyomissing. Tickets available at the door. $
Pig Roast
3-10 p.m. Food served 4-6:30 p.m. Music by Fish Eye 6-10 p.m. Central Berks Fire Co., Centerport. Sponsored by the Panther Mat Club. Tickets at the door. $
Spaghetti Dinner
4-7 p.m. Nativity Lutheran Church, 1501 N. 13th St., Reading. Dine-in or take-out. Tickets, Judy, 610-374-3230. $
Yard Sale
7 a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast available 'til 11 a.m. 75 Church Lane Rd., Reading. Info, 610-779-0850. Sponsored by Schwarzwald UCC.
Sunday 09/28/14
"United We Stand" Band Concert
Combined concert by the Keystone Band & Tulpehocken High School Band. 4-5:30 p.m. Tulpehocken H.S. Auditorium. Tickets at door. $, students free.
Fall Harvest & Acoustic Music Festival
Bluegrass music & open stage, food & apple cider, activities & craft demos, children's activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Dry Road Farm, 202 Highland Rd., Lower Heidelberg Twp. Bring lawn chairs. Rain or shine. Info, 610-574-2786.
South Mountain YMCA
Family Cooking Night (Outdoor Cooking) from 4-6 p.m. Families prepare and cook food together. For info/registration, Amanda, 610-670-2267. www.smymca.org. Cost.
Tails on the Trails
Guided walks on dog-friendly trails. 2-4 p.m. Meet at the Environmental Exploration Center, Angelica Creek Park. Presented by the Berks Conservancy. Free. Registration required. Info/register, 610-372-4992, x100.
Tree-mendous Tree Trek
2-3 p.m. Hunsicker's Grove, 9350 Longswamp Rd. near Mertztown. Presented by Berks County Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-2944 or countyofberks.com/parks.
Monday 09/29/14
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 7 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 09/30/14
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.
Military Veterans Benefits Overview
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.
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 Navy Club Meeting
7 p.m. Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing. All veterans of US "sea-going" services are welcome. For further info, please call 610-929-8343.
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.
South Mountain YMCA
Home School Big Day Out! (Everything Environmental) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Lessons designed for pre-K thru age 16. For info/registration, Cory, 610-670-2267. www.smymca.org. Cost.
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.