Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 19


Lunch Bunch catered picnic on the grounds of Berks County Association for the Blind, 2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading

11:30 to 1:00 p.m. Reservations required. Call 610-375-8407, ext. 12.

Thursday, June 20



Amity Township Crime Watch meeting will be held 7:30 - 9 p.m. June 20 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville. Jim Munda, Amity Township Fire Marshall will be our guest speaker. He will discuss Fire Extinguisher training and Juvenile Fire Setting concerns. Crime Watch Liaison Officer Thomas Gauby will discuss recent incidents in the township. A brief meeting will be held, followed by refreshments. The public is invited to attend.


Just Us Plus will perform at the next Berks Encore Shoemakersville Dance, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 20 at the Shoemakersville Fire Company. The dances are held each month on the third Thursday of the month.

Thursday, June 20, Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22



The 2013 Immaculate Conception Strawberry Festival will be held 5 - 11 p.m. June 21 and 6 - 11 p.m. June 22 at 905 Chestnut Street, Birdsboro. Call 610-582-2411 or visit for more information. Entertainment: Cabana Boys June 20; Stephanie Grace and Taylor Made June 21; Bobby Newton and the Band June 22. Wear your schools logo Thursday for PreK through 12 School Logo Night to get a cool treat!

Friday, June 21


Tee time is 9 a.m. for the Manatawny Golf Classic held at the Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave., Reading. Benefits of the Golf Classic go to Camp Manatawny. Go to or call 610-689-0173 for details.

Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22



From 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Wizards World of Tattoos Two, 6721 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter and Wizards World of Tattoos Four, 2248 Perkiomen Ave., Mt. Penn, are teaming up with Philadoptables to raise money for Philadelphias homeless pets. A portion of the proceeds from each tattoo will be going to support PHILADOPTABLES whose mission is to provide support for adoption, welfare, and outreach programs that benefit the 30,000+ animals received each year by the Philadelphias animal control shelter.

For more information, contact Michelle Helms

Saturday, June 22



The hand bell choir Raleigh Ringers from North Carolina will be appearing at Exeter High School, 201 E. 37th Street, Reading. Tickets may be ordered by contacting Cindy Speicher by phone 610-929-8727 ext. 10.


The Animal Rescue League will offer low-cost vaccinations for Rabies or distemper combo, Bordetella (kennel cough) and Lyme at the lower side entrance 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. June 22.

The Animal Rescue League is situated along Kennel Road off Route 724 near Route 176 in Cumru Township.

Wednesday, June 26


Sight Loss Support Group for visually impaired individuals, their friends and family. Held at Berks County Association for the Blind, 2020

Hampden Blvd., Reading. 1 2 p.m. Reservations required. Call 610-375-8407, ext. 12.

Friday, June 28


The 2nd Annual Golf Outing for the Animals will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start on June 28 at the Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave., Reading. Course competitions, buffet dinner and awards at 5:30 p.m. Contact Ashley at 610-373-8830 ext. 117 for more information or to register.

Thursday, July 4


Commemorate our Nations birthday at the Daniel Boone Homesteads Independence Day Program held 10 .m. - 4 p.m.. Learn about the different kinds of troops who were fighting for Americas freedom during the Revolutionary War including the militia, Continentals, and Riflemen. Guided Boone House tours will be offered regularly throughout the day, as well as blacksmithing and gun building demonstrations. There will also be plenty of activities for children, including a militia muster activity, colonial toys and games, and crafts. The Daniel Boone Homestead is located at 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro.

Saturday, July 7


The Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Geigertown, will be hosting an all you can eat breakfast buffet from 7 - 11 a.m. For information call 610-286-6481.

Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19


Shady Hollow Assisted Riding, 959 East Main Street, Birdsboro, will have a Equestrian Mini Camp 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. for ages 6 - 10. Call 610-582-4050 for more information or to register.

Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26


Athens Vacation Bible School Sponsored by 3 area churches: Christ UMC, Assembly of God & Alice Focht UMC

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for children ages Preschool thru 6th grade.

Call 610-582-4223 for more information.



The Eagles Eye Book Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill Street, Birdsboro. Please call the library at 610-582-5666 to reserve a copy of this months selection.


Amity Chess Club meets every Friday from 7 - 10 p.m. in the main church building at St. Pauls UCC Church, Douglassville. For all ages and skill levels. For additional information visit or call 610-580-7405.


Bike Pottstown has been lending out its signature yellow cruisers for recreation and transportation for five years now. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area, which runs the popular free bike share program, wants to encourage more people to use the bikes.

Any first time user will receive a free Bike Pottstown water bottle. Anyone using the bikes 10 times through September 30 will receive a free backpack. Bikes are available at Tri County Bicycles on 256 High St., which now has a total of 40 Bike Pottstown bikes. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area also has a limited number of bikes available at 140 College Dr. Call 484-945-0200 for information.


Do you like to sing? The Exeter Community Chorus wants you. We are a friendly group of singers of all abilities. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7 p.m., at Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, Jacksonwald. Please join us! For more info: call Mary Phillips, 610-779-5875, or e-mail:



Berks County Association for the Blind needs volunteer drivers to take clients to special programs and events. You can sign up for as many days as you want to. Your help is needed as the Blind Association continues to enrich the lives of the visually impaired in Berks County. Contact Lori Schermerhorn at 610-375-6467, extension 12.

Hope UMCs Prayer Time

Hope UMC is inviting everyone to the last Friday of each month for Prayer Time 7 to 8 p.m. This is an open invitation for anyone to come and join in for a casual and relaxing time of spontaneous prayers.

A time to pray together or by ourselves for all kinds of prayers, some of which may be for ourselves, friends, family, our community, our church, our schools, and current world events. There is no format for the prayer services as each service is lead by the Holy Spirit. The church is at 117 North Monocacy Creek Rd., Douglassville. For more information, call 610-385-7141 or e-mail

June 14 to June 29


A shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 36 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!

A portion of the tickets will be donated to The Childrens Home of Reading. 717-721-1750


Shillington Lions 38th Annual Flea Market is held the 2nd Saturday of each month, through October from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Governor Mifflin Intermediate School lots located on Elkins Avenue, 4 blocks behind the Shillington Shopping Center. For information or to register a table email or call 610-777-4835.