Times & SBN Community Calendar April 19

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April 19

Designer Bag Bingo benefiting the Exeter Community Library: 1 p.m. at Reiffton School Cafeteria, 4355 Dunham Drive, Reading. Tickets are available for $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and include 16 regular games. Additional options for purchase 3 Special games, 50/50 & raffle tickets. This is event is for ages 18 years and older ONLY. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Buy tickets in the library or by emailing Mallory at exetercl@berks.lib.pa.us. Call for further information 610-406-9431. www.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter.

April 19

Berks County Patriots Candidates Night: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Leesport Market Auction Hall, Leesport. All candidates have been invited to a Townhall format. Bring questions. Free. All invited.

April 19

Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: at the Friendship Hook& Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave & Warwick St., Boyertown at 6:39 p.m. A game of “Trivia” will be held.


April 19

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group: 6:30–8 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. This meeting will focus on “Driving Safely” presented by HealthSouth guest speaker Rebecca Sensenig, an occupational therapist. Sensenig will share helpful resources aimed to keep driving skills sharp, techniques used by therapists to maintain driving skills, and how to approach the sensitive topic with aging drivers. Free and open to the public, the Alzheimer’s Association Support Group, affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, is held on third Thursdays. Light refreshments served. Care is provided to loved ones while the caregiver is in the meeting, pre-assessment required. Please RSVP by calling 610-473-8066.

April 19

Berks County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Berks County Genealogical Society Library, Room 413 at the GoggleWorks, 201 Washington St., Reading. Paul Miller, author of “Blue Marsh and the Pleasant Valley - One Last Look,” will show slides of properties, including historic and vintage houses displaced by the Blue Marsh Dam project. Talk will cover Blue Marsh, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Valley, State Hill and the Brownsville areas. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments before meeting. Free to BCGS members; donation requested of non-members.

April 21

Amity Township Crime Watch Community Shredding Event: at Redner’s Market parking lot in Douglassville from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to residents and small businesses in Douglassville and surrounding areas. Shredding is done by ProShred Security of Paoli. Donations accepted to help defray the cost of the shredding truck. For more information or questions contact Susan at 610-385-3740.

April 21

Book Sale: Friends of the Boyertown Community Library hosts monthly Book Sales on the third Saturday at the Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 21

64th Annual Boyertown Area Citizen of the Year Awards Gala: 5 To 7 p.m. at the Boyertown Museum Of Historic Vehicles, 85 South Walnut St., Boyertown. Ticket are $20 and are available at Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, Building A Better Boyertown, Drs. Reitnauer & Tribbett, Boyertown Lions Ambulance Building, Quigley Chevrolet, Eddinger’s Hardware, Tompkins Vist Bank (Boyertown), Fred Beans Service Desk (Boyertown). Email Boyertowncitizen@yahoo.com or call 484-706-3262.

April 22

Earth Day Service: 9 a.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro, will hold a special service day to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 to honor local park rangers from Berks parks, Blue Marsh, French Creek State Park and Hopewell National Park. East Side Dave Kline will play during the service. Following the service the church and local cub scouts will work on projects including planting trees and creating a community garden 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following work.

April 23

Let’s Talk Community Resources for Seniors: Join Chestnut Knoll At Home, Walnut Woods, Southeastern Home Health Services and FOX Rehabilitation for “Let’s Talk: Community Resources for Seniors” held at Walnut Woods, 35 N. Walnut St., Boyertown. An informational mixer with light refreshments and door prizes will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the speaker presentation from 6-7 p.m. Learn more about the resources available for providing the best quality care to your senior loved one from our panel of experts, including Linda Detwiler, Director of Chestnut Knoll At Home; Beth Hiriak, Community Liaison for Southeastern Home Health Services; Michael Melnick, PT, MS, Regional Director of FOX Rehabilitation; and Jordon Brello, General Manager of Walnut Woods. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVPs appreciated, contact Melissa at 610-473-3328 or by email mlaskoski@chestnutknoll.com.

April 24

Family Movie Night: 6 p.m. at Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading. Your family is invited to join us for viewing of “Paddington 2.” Bring a dinner or a snack and something cozy for the kids to lounge on if you would like. Rated PG. Parent/guardian must stay with children for entire movie. 1 hour 44 minutes. Free. 610-406-6431 www.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter

April 26

Friends of Mifflin Community Library Books and Baubles Sale: Thursday, April 26, 4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6 Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington. 610-777-3911

April 26

Paint with Acrylics: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading. Join Berks County Artist, Jenel Schaffer for a creative evening of making art. We will be painting a Spring picture with acrylic paints on canvas. Materials Fee $15. MUST register and pay in advance in order to attend class. Limited space. Adults only, 18 years and older. Call 610-406-9431. www.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter

April 26

Eastern Berks GOP: 7:30 p.m. at the Oley Ambulance building, 2 Lynx Dr. Oley. Guest speaker is Rep. Mark Gillen. Everyone invited.

April 27

Indoor Flea Market Bake & Plant Sale: St. Columbkill Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown, April 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 28

Flea Market, Craft Show & Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Rain or shine. Bake sale and refreshments. Space is available by contacting Eileen Haring at 610-754-6046. Reservations and payment must be received by April 25. No requests will be taken after this time.

April 28

Free presentation on taxes and the Bible: 10:30 a.m. at Boyertown Library, 24 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Hear how much the Bible says about taxes. A question and answer time follows the presentation provided by Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society. Free and open to the community.

April 28

11th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show & Community Carnival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Rd., Douglassville. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 597 Amityville. Trophies awarded in 12 categories as well as Overall Best in Show and Overall Scout’s Choice. More info at www.troop597.org or carshow@troop 597.org.

April 28

First Annual Hops for Hooves Craft Beer Festival and Vendor Fair: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn Wyn Motor Association, 798 Mohnton Blvd., Mohnton. Event raises awareness and funds for Grey Muzzle Manor Sanctuary, Inc., a Fleetwood-based non-profit charitable organization that provides senior dog rescue and hospice, community outreach pet programs, and animals assisted therapy. Event includes vendors, food, band and DJ, local breweries. Grey Muzzle Manor residents will make appearances, including the debut of Zoe the Miniature Horse. Well behaved, leashed, pets are welcome to attend the event. Pre-register at www.greymuzzlemanor.com or purchase at the door.

April 29

Good Fellowship Riding Club: Warm up Show, starts 9 a.m., 724 Monocacy Creek Rd., Birdsboro, www.goodfellowshipridingclubb.com

May 3

Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: at the Friendship Hook& Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave., Boyertown at 6:30 p.m. This is the monthly board meeting. All members are welcome.

May 5

Boyertown Lions Club Chicken Bar-B-Q: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boyertown Ambulance Building, 2 E. 2nd Street, Boyertown. $9 per bake. For tickets call Lion Gary at 610-468-4788. All pre-sold dinner guaranteed until 3 p.m. Catered by Kauffman’s, half chicken, baked potato, baked beans, apple sauce & roll.

May 5

Bus trip Fundraiser for Exeter Alumni Association: Greese at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Bus leaves Boscov’s East parking lot 4:30 p.m. and returns by 10:30 p.m. Ticket includes dinner, show, bus and gratuity. To reserve seat, call 610-779-0774.

May 6

Blue Spruce Riding Club Horse Show: Begins at 9:30 a.m. at 644 Dogwood Drive, Alburtis. Classes for beginners and advance riders in both English and Western. For info call 610-597-6987 or 570-345-0754.

May 6

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet: Geigertown Fire Co., 3433 Hay Creek Road, from 7 to 11 a.m. For more info call 610-286-6481.

May 9

Open House: 9 to 11:30 a.m., Bally Community Preschool. Meet teachers. Registrations being accepted for 2018-2019 school year for ages 2 through 5. 610-845-1600, www.ballycommunitypreschool.org.

May 11

Free Concert: 7 to 9 p.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. The Third concert in the Alton Acker Memorial Concert Series. The Josh Squared Band features two Joshes. Josh Tindall leads the band, accompanied by three very talented members. They are from Elizabethtown. An assortment of tunes from the Big Band Era, Oldies, Country and all the way through to present day will be played and sung. www.calvaryuccbarto.org

May 15

Boyertown Community Library: 10 a.m. “Get the Job You Want,” presented by Adrean Turner, job coach from Tri-County Network. Learn how to respond to interview questions, questions to ask the interviewer, how to dress for an interview. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library to register.

May 17

Senior Craft Day: 10:30 a.m. at the Boyertown Community Library. Ages 55-plus. Make seasonal crafts. All supplies included. Call the library to sign up.

May 19

Book Sale and Donation Acceptance: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends of the Boyertown Community Library. Gently used books for all ages available at low cost. Accepting gently used donations as well.

May 19

Boyertown Community Flea Market and Craft Show: held at Chestnut Knoll 8 a.m. to noon. Browse selections of handmade creations designed by local crafters, children’s toys and games, collectibles, household goods and other gently used items for sale. Held outdoors rain or shine and features a DJ, food and bake sale. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. To sell your stuff, must reserve the space in person at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown. Cost is $15/due at reservation. This event is free to attend and open to the public. For information, call 610-473-8066.


Pottstown Area Garden Club: first Friday at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Open to all.

Gilbertsville Toastmasters: improve public speaking skills and confidence. Meetings are first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. in classroom 205 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. Email Doug Maden at dougmaden@gmail.com or visit www.kstoastmaster.org.

Bereavement Seminars: Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610-370-1174

Birdsboro Rotary Club: meets 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave, Reading.

Pagoda Writers: 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday on second floor of the Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Reading.

Boyertown Library

Scrabble Club: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults in a friendly game of Scrabble, no sign up necessary.

Adult Book Club: First Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Senior Craft Day: April 19 & May 17 at 10:30 a.m. (ages 55+) Get crafty in the library! Materials are provided.

Book Sale: Friends of the Boyertown Community Library hosts monthly Book Sales on the third Saturday at the Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Book Mobile

April 11, 18, 25: New Hanover Township Bldg., 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover, 10:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

April 13, 27: Upper Frederick Township Building, Rte. 73 (3205 Big Rd.), Obelisk, 10 A.M. – Noon

April 14, 28: Weis Market Shopping Center, Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, 10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Mifflin Community Library

Most programs encourage pre-registration and take place downstairs at the Mifflin Community Library unless otherwise noted.

Stitching Circle: Mondays 6:30-8 p.m., and Afternoon Stitching Circle meets Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. Bring own materials. The group works on personal projects as well as service projects to benefit the community.

Mifflin Writers Group: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. Writers of all genres and levels of experience. Their purpose is to motivate, inspire, instruct, inform, share and critique each other in their writing efforts in a free flowing and relaxed atmosphere.

Exeter Community Library

4569 Prestwick Drive

610-406-9431, berkslibraries.org/exeter

Winter/Spring Weekly Storytime Schedule through April

Baby Lapsits: Fridays 9:30 to 10 a.m. for ages Infant – 18 months (prewalking). Encourages language development in babies with simple stories, songs, lap play, and creative movement.

Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays 10 to 10:30 a.m. for ages walking – 3 years, stories, songs, finger plays, activities and crafts.

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. ages 3-5 Years. Hour of fun, reading, singing, learning and a craft.

Library Scouts: Wednesdays 7 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 4 and older. Library Scouts is a learning adventure. Each evening is themed to help us learn how to make the world a better place. Earn a Library Scout bag and patches.

Donation Drop-offs: Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In preparation of the Friends of the Exeter Community Library’s Spring Book and Bake Sale, accepting gently used donations in the hotel lobby on Mondays. Please refer to website a full list of guidelines. Flyers also at the front circulation desk. 610-406-9431. www.berkslibraries.org/branch/exeter

Saturday Crafternoon: April 14 1 to 3 p.m. participate in Spring themed crafts. Recommended for ages 3 to 10. No registration necessary. Free.

Oley Library

Oley Library Gift Card Bingo: April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Oley Valley Middle School. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in the library, online, on our Facebook Event Page, https://www.facebook.com/events/273202713211041/. Supports the Oley Valley Community Library. A maximum 200 tickets will be sold. If purchasing online a transaction fee will be charged. Food & raffle tickets available at this event.

The Center at Spring Street

200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, www.boyertownareamulti-service.org

Early Bird Breakfasts: April 20, 27 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Menu changes. Minimal cost. Make a reservation at least 2 days in advance.

History Revisited: 1 p.m. April 19. Darius Puff, a local Lenape historian whose heritage includes Lenape and English, will offer a presentation titled “The Proclamation of 1763”. For lunch call 610-367-2313 at least two days in advance.

Music: 1 p.m. April 23. The Spring Street Songsters and The Sanatoga Ridge Singers. For lunch call 610-367-2313 at least two days in advance.

Book Club: April 24, 1 p.m. This month’s selection is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. For lunch call 610-367-2313 at least two days in advance.

Hasenpfeffer Card Party: 12:45 to 4 p.m., April 25. Players of all skill levels invited. Instruction available for first-time players. Entry fee charged. Winners take home cash prizes. If interested, call The Center at 610-367-2313 to sign up by April 20. Foursomes are formed on a first come, first served basis according to the sign-up sheet. We must have 4 players to fill a table. For lunch call at least two days in advance.

Pinochle Card Party: 12:45 to 4 p.m., April 26. Players of all skill levels are invited. Instruction available. Entry fee charged. Winners take home cash prizes. If interested, call The Center at 610-367-2313 to sign up by April 20. Foursomes are formed on a first come, first served basis. For lunch call the Center at least two days in advance.

Music: April 30, 1 p.m. Travis Wetzel - Fiddler, Guitarist, Vocalist. For lunch call the Center.