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Wednesday 09/28/16
Chit-Chat, Sit & Knit
6:30 p.m. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. All levels of experience welcome to bring a knitting project & relax. Free; registration required. Info, 610-406-9431.
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.
Oktoberfest
Thru Oct. 2. Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Ln., Reading. Parade, authentic German food, beverages & entertainment. 21 & over. Admission. Free shuttle bus from County Fields & Antietam Pool. For times/info, 610-373-3982 or www.readingliederkranz.com.
PA Game Commissions Presents
"The Bald Eagle." 6 p.m. PA Game Commission Office, 253 Snyder Rd., Reading. Learn about the history, habitat requirements & more. Space limited; RSVP, 610-926-0781.
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 09/29/16
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 09/30/16
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 10/01/16
Birdsboro Contra Dancing
7:30-10:30 p.m. Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Admission charged. Wear soft-soled shoes. Info, birdsborocontra.org.
Chicken BBQ
11 a.m. until ?. Vinemont Community Lutheran Church, along Fritztown Rd., between Reinholds & Sinking Spring. A la carte items incl. baked goods available. Info, Linda, 717-484-2590.
Craft Bazaar
9 a.m.-2 p.m. West Lawn UMC Community Center, Woodside & Noble Sts., West Lawn.
Fall Chicken BBQ
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Walgreen parking lot, Shillington. Benefits Mohnton Cumru Lions Club charities.
Fall Festival
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Immanuel UCC, 99 Waverly St., Shillington. Flea market, mums, children's activities, bake sale. Breakfast 8-11 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m-2 p.m. Info, 610-777-7107.
Fall Party at Rosedale Camp Grove
Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Fun, food & fellowship around the campfire. 1616 Vine St., Laureldale. Everyone welcome. Info, Gaylene, 610-823-7827.
Family-Style Turkey Potpie
3-7 p.m. St. Peter's UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood. Take-outs available.
Haunted Boyertown Ghost Walk
Begins 8:00 at Boyertown Borough Hall (lower level), 100 S. Washington St. Entertaining walk about Boyertown highlighting properties with known or suspected paranormal activity. Fee charged. Reservations/info, 610-367-0630.
Heritage Festival
& Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Bern Twp. Musical entertainment, crafts, displays & demonstrations, antique farm equipment, vendors, food & more. Admission free; parking fee requested. Presented by Berks Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. Info, 610-374-8839.
Keim Music Fest
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jacob Keim Farmstead, 101 Boyer Rd., Oley. Food, music & history. Tours available. Bring your instruments, lawn chairs & blankets. Admission. Rain or shine. www.keimfest.com.
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.
Leesport Lock House
Open house. Tours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 27 E. Wall St., Leesport. Donations accepted.
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.
Pagoda Writers Workshops
1-3 p.m. at the Pagoda atop Mt. Penn, Reading. Creative and inspiring speakers. Info/RSVP, L.T. at 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.
Temple Halloween Parade
6 p.m. along Kutztown Rd., Borough of Temple. Rain date Oct. 2, 4 p.m. Info, Muhlenberg Parks Dept., 610-929-4727.
Sunday 10/02/16
AYCE Breakfast Buffet
7-11 a.m. Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Rd. Info, 610-286-6481.
Berks County Life Chain
Peaceful stand for life along Penn Ave., Reading. 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Info, 610-488-6988.
Christian Open Mic
7 p.m. Torch Community Center, Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main St., Morgantown. Info, 717-354-6804 or openmic.RolandZimmermanFamily.org.
Dog Walk at Nolde Forest
10-11 a.m. Medium difficulty, 1.5 mi. with hills. Meet at EE Center Mansion parking lot, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Dogs must be on leash; limit 2 per adult hiker. Free; registration required, 610-796-3699.
Nolde Mansion Open House
1-4 p.m. Nolde Mansion, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Self-guided tours, scavenger hunt. Free; no registration required. Info, 610-796-3699.
Program at Nolde Forest
"The Civil Air Patrol & Frances Wilcox Nolde." 2-3 p.m. McConnell Education Hall, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Learn about the Civil Air Patrol & a pioneering woman aviator. Free. Register/info, 610-796-3699.
Monday 10/03/16
Books & Boots
First Monday of the month. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mind-exercising book discussion, followed by body-exercising walk in Nolde Forest. Meet in the Mansion Living Room, 2910 New Holland Rd., Reading. Free. Bring your own nature/environment-themed recommendations to share. 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.
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 10/04/16
Clover Farms Dairy Retirees Breakfast Club
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Perry Restaurant, Bellevue Ave., Shoemakersville.
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.
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.
Wednesday 10/05/16
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 10/06/16
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 10/07/16
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 10/08/16
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 10/10/16
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 10/11/16
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.
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.
Wednesday 10/12/16
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.