Calendar of Events: March 26 edition

Wednesday, March 26


Health Trivia Fun with Cathy from Golden Living will be held 10:30 a.m. at the Birdsboro Community Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro, as part of the Birdsboro Berks Encore events.

Thursday, March 27


The Albright Angels and Mane Men, the a cappella choral ensembles from Albright College, will perform at the Albright College Memorial Chapel 7 p.m March 27.

Memorial Chapel is located on the Albright College campus at 13th and Union streets, Reading. For additional information or disabled assistance contact the Music Department at 610-921-7872. For more information please call 610-921-7526 or visit



Birdsboro Berks Encore will hold a Bingo event 10:30 a.m. March 28 at the Birdsboro Community Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Bingo host from Berkshire Commons.

Saturday, March 29


The Daniel Boone Optimists will host a craft show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Middle School.


The St. James Lutheran Church, 1337 Geigertown Rd., Geigertown, will host a free community breakfast 9 to 11 a.m. March 29. Meet your neighbors for food sand fellowship door prizes.

Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30


Greshville Antiques and Fine Art, 1041 Reading Ave., Boyertown, will host a Goodbye Winter/Hello Spring Open House 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit for additional information.

Monday, March 31


The Boyer Memorial Project will hold a groundbreaking ceremony 4 p.m. at the site off Daniel Boone Middle Schools entrance way.

Thursday, April 3


Maria Harvey from Lorahs Chocolates, Mohnton, will be demonstrating how she makes her chocolate 10:30 a.m. April 3 as part of the Birdsboro Berks Encore programs held at the Birdsboro Community Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro.

Saturday, April 5


Rotary Club of Birdsboro and Daniel Boone High School Interact Club will be having a Spring Cleanup in Birdsboro. Meet at Birdsboro Borough Hall at 9 a.m. End time Noon. Gloves, safety vests, trash bags will be provided.

Our cleanup is registered on the Schuylkill Scrub Website and Great American Cleanup of Pa. For more information on the cleanup, please contact Nancy Kauffman, Birdsboro President Elect 610-582-6871 or visit 2014 Schuylkill Scrub or The Great American Cleanup of Pa.


The SRGA TrailKeepers and the Berks County Bicycle Club will hold a workday on the Thun Trail on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. We will be happy for you to participate with whatever time you may have available.

We will meet at the Brentwood Trailhead parking lot on Rt. 10. Work to be done includes cleanup of winter damage and litter pickup.

Rain date will be Sunday, April 12, 2014. In the event of questionable weather or conditions, you may call Greg Marshall at 610-780-3195. If possible, please email Greg at if you plan to attend.

Sunday, April 6


There will be an all you can ear breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at the Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Rd., Geigertown. Children under age six are free. For more information, call 610-286-6481. The fire company needs and appreciates your support.

Friday, April 11


The WWII Swing Dance will be held 8 to 11 p.m. at the World Renowned Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown. The Swing Fever Dance Band will perform their USO Canteen Show in WWII Uniforms. The event is sponsored by the Pottstown Area Senior Center, with all proceeds benefitting the Pottstown Area Senior Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wear WWII military uniforms and periodic dress of the 1940s. For reservations, directions or further information call Bill or Sue Krause at 610-323-2229.


Berks Encore Birdsboro, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro will be offering shingles vaccines for a low cost to seniors age 50 and up. To register, call the Pa. Deptarment of Health at 610-378-4377.



Jan Gyomber will host Tai Chi noon Tuesday at the Birdsboro Community Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro.


Schwarzwald U.C.C., 75 Church Lane, Reading, is currently taking orders for Homemade Easter Eggs: Coconut Cream, Peanut Butter or mixed box. Call 610-779-0850 by each Wednesday at noon to place your order. Last date to order is April 6.


Horseback riding lessons are held at Shady Hollow Assisted Riding, 959 E. Main St., Birdsboro.

Able body lessons are offered 4 p.m. Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Assisted riding lessons are held noon every other Saturday. To schedule a lesson, call 610-582-4050.


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


The Red Cross offers a certified babysitting course for children ages 11 to 14 at the Berks County Red Cross in Reading. Call 610-375-4383 to register or for additional information.


The exhibit From I Have A Dream to I Want to Hold Your Hand The Evolution of Modern Media will be on display at the Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave., Reading, through Sept. 13, 2014.


The Pagoda Writers group gets together from 1 - 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on the second floor of the Pagoda, 98 Duryea Dr., Reading.


The Great Berks Food Bank is accepting food donations at its warehouse located at 1011 Tuckerton Court, Reading. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Money donations can be mailed or donated online at Donations are used to buy grocery items.


A shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, youll travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon.

Youll be delighted by what you find tucked away in the countryside! $1 per ticket is donated to Greater Berks Food Bank. 717-721-1750

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