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Tuesday 07/22/14
Become a Foster Parent
For children in need. Information meeting from 6-8 p.m. CONCERN, 1120-C Hobart Ave., Wyomissing. RSVP, 610-944-0445.
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 07/23/14
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. 610-777-8272. www.squadron811.webs.com
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.
Junior History Workshop
Hearth Cooking. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. Interactive program focuses on one aspect of colonial life in detail. Limited space. Visit www.danielboonehomestaed.org or call 610-582-4900 to register.
Sawmill Operation Days
Wednesdays thru July 30th from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. Free w/admission to the homestead. Info, 610-582-4900.
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.
Temple Fire Co. Fair
Thru July 26. 4963 Kutztown Road, Temple. Rides, food, bingo, live entertainment. Opens nightly at 6 p.m. Fireworks July 26 at 10:30 p.m.
Volunteer Reenactors Needed
For Living History Day on Sat., August 9th at Woodland Heights. All wars represented. Please call Lynne, 717-445-8741.
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 07/24/14
Bingo
Weekly at 18th Ward Democratic Club, 411 Pansy St., Reading. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games at 6:30 p.m.
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
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.
Friday 07/25/14
Bandshell Concert Series
Free concert from 7-9 p.m. at the Volunteer Fireman's Memorial Bandshell in City Park, 1261 Hill Rd., Reading. "The Albert Cummings Band." Sponsored by Berks Arts Council.
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.
Friday Night Bingo
Mohnton Playground - 7-10 pm - Kitchen Open. Thru September 26. Contact Carl, 610-777-9586.
Saturday 07/26/14
Attic Treasures, Food and More
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Grace UMC, 1112 Union St., Reading. Soups, chili, baked goods and more.
Benefit
Centre Township Land Protection Foundation presents "The Fabulous Greaseband" from 8-11 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. For ticket info, 610-926-4005.
Berks Community Hiking Club
Birdsboro Watershed. Meet 9 a.m., parking area on Hay Creek Road. Leader, Les, 610-323-1703.
Berks Strollers
Caccosing Park, Two Part Hike. Meet 9:30 a.m. Shopping center at Commerce Dr. & Broadcasting Rd. Leader, Gerry & Willie, 610-678-5245.
BMECC - Two Events
Blue Marsh 30-Mile Ultra Hike Challenge. Meet 6:30 a.m. at the Church Rd. parking lot at Blue Marsh Lake. Leader, Dory, 610-301-4935. Moth Night at Nolde Environmental Education Center. Meet 8 p.m. at picnic area behind main parking lot. Contact Karl, 610-987-3281.
Boyertown Area Historical Society Presents
Historic Haunted Ghost Walks. 8:30 p.m. 43 S. Chestnut St., Boyertown. For information, 610-367-0630.
Car Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Road, Birdsboro. Fun, food, fellowship. For info, www.stjohnsgibraltar.com or 484-772-6388 or 610-582-1991. Rain date Aug. 2nd.
Dance
7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Gilbertsville Fire Company, 1456 East Philadelphia Ave., Rt. 73. Admission. Cash bar. Ages 35 and up. For info call 610-926-5479.
Humane Society Pints for Pups
Tickets and details at Berkshumane.org. The Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Lane, Reading. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Ladies Tea with Emma and Effie
1 p.m. "Bloomers in the Garden" (donation). Little girls welcome to come and dress up. RSVP, 610-823-7827. Rosedale Camp Grove sponsors.
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.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
7-11 a.m. AYCE. Rosedale Camp Grove, 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. 610-985-0716. www.rosedalegrove.org.
Reading Choral Society Summer Sing
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Glad Tiding Church, West Lawn. Fee includes lunch. Pre-register at summersingjuly.eventbrite.com or call 610-898-1939.
Rummage Sale
Temple Oheb Sholom, 555 Warwick Dr., Wyomissing. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; July 28th, and July 29th from 9 a.m.-noon. Info, 610-375-6034.
Sunday 07/27/14
3-D Archery Shoot
Daniel Boone Rod and Gun Club, 301 Dautrich Rd., Reading from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 610-779-2090.
Beard Family Reunion
Descendants of Wesley and Annie Beard at the Lewisberry Community Building. 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and drink to share. Games, cake walks and other activities. For info, Allan, 767-2952 or Shirley, 938-5620.
BMECC
Route 183 Cleanup. Meet 9 a.m. at the State Gamelands parking lot at the top of Route 183. Leader, Mike, 717-933-4682.
Interpretive Sundays at the Daniel Boone Homestead
Volunteers in period dress featuring an eighteenth century trade, craft, activity or demonstration. Noon-4 p.m. Admission. No pets or smoking. Sponsored by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead. 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. 610-582-4900.
Sokol Hall Indoor Flea Market
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 411 Crestmont St., Reading.
Step Back in Time Day
Enjoy sounds of Civil War-era music and learn to play 19th century cricket, learn colonial fly fishing; see a Civil War encampment; and more. Held at the Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern township. Refreshments available for purchase. Presented by the Berks County parks and Recreation Department. For info, 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks. Free admission; fee to park.
Summer Band Concert Series
Wyomissing Band from 6-8 p.m. at Phoebe Berks, 1 Reading Drive, Wernersville. Bring a chair or blanket. For info/inclement weather, 610-927-8200.
VBS
Rosedale Camp Grove, 7-8 p.m. For more info and dates please call 610-985-0716 or visit www.rosedalegrove.org.
Monday 07/28/14
Leesport Area Historical Society
Meets 7:30 p.m. Bethany ECC, 308 Main St., Leesport. Program "Historical Show and Tell."
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.
VBS - Amazing Desert Journey
Thru August 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alice Focht UMC/First & Hook St. Call 610-582-4223 or 610-582-8876. Organized by area Birdsboro churches.
Tuesday 07/29/14
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.
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 07/30/14
Free Community Meal
Exeter Bible Church, 926 Philadelphia Ave., Birdsboro. Call the office, 610-582-4191, to reserve your spot.
Junior History Workshop
Life in the Militia. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. Interactive program focuses on one aspect of colonial life in detail. Limited space. Visit www.danielboonehomestaed.org or call 610-582-4900 to register.
Friday 08/01/14
Bandshell Concert Series
Free concert from 7-9 p.m. at the Volunteer Fireman's Memorial Bandshell in City Park, 1261 Hill Rd., Reading. "Dr. K's Motown Review." Sponsored by Berks Arts Council.
Saturday 08/02/14
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.
Sunday 08/03/14
2014 Kids Summer Series
"Miss Maggie Sings" with Peggy Gernerd as Miss Maggie. 4 p.m. in Gring's Mill Park's Walnut Grove. Rain date, Aug. 10. For info call 610-374-2944 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks. Free, parking fee.
Leesport Area Historical Society Open House
1-4 p.m. at 128 Main St., Leesport.
Performing Arts in the Parks Concert Series
"Mountain Folk Acoustic Roots Fusion". Grings Mill Recreation Area amphitheatre, 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township. 5:30 p.m. (3 hr. concert). Rain location: Berks Campus of Penn State/Perkins Student Cetner. Free admission; parking fee. www.countyofberks/parks.
Monday 08/04/14
Reading Toastmasters, Club 714
Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Alvernia University. Guests welcome. Visit http://reading.freetoasthost.org/ for info.