Calendar of events

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Ongoing Events

The Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church offers a FREE meal on Thursday Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. We are located at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. For more information call us at 610-273-2848 or email pastor@honeybrookpres.org.

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program, Nov. 6, 13 and 20—Free, confidential program to help individuals and families recognize and address a loved one’s addiction. 6-8 p.m. at Creative Health in Pottstown or 7-9 p.m. at the Government Services Building in West Chester. Pre-registration required. Call 800-221-6333 or visit http://councilsepa.org/programs/pro-act/family-education-program/

Honey Brook Community Library offers Story Time with Miss Jennifer Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., Sept. 11 through Dec. 5, 2013. Enjoy songs, stories and crafts and help your child become a great reader. The same story time is held on both days. Best suited for preschool age 2-5 years old, but all ages are welcome! For more information, call 610-273-3303 or jspade@ccls.org.

Honey Brook Community Library offers Raise a Reader with Miss Melissa every other Tuesday, Oct. 8 & 22 & Nov. 5. Join us for fingerplays, music and lots of books. For ages 0-36 months only. Limited to 10 children plus one caregiver each. To register, call 610-273-3303 or visit the Library to sign up.

The Village Library of Morgantown presents its 2013-2014 children’s schedule: Lap Sit (up to age 3) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.; Story Adventures (Preschool) Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.; Author Story Time (for school-age children) – briefly discuss a children’s author, read stories by that author and do a craft, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.; Lego Club (grades K-8) first and third Saturday each month, 9 a.m.; movie night, usually the last Friday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Please contact the library for more details on its programs at 610-286-1022.

A Sewing Cafe for teens and adults will be held at the Honey Brook Library Wednesdays, Sept. 11- Oct. 16 & Oct. 30-Dec. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. Older sewing machines are available or bring your own. Ms. Nancy will teach basic care, use, tools of the machine, and provide simple crafts or bring your own project. For more info call the Library at 610-273-3303.

Garden Spot Village ALIVE (Active Lifelong Learners in Vital Engagements) and Eastern Mennonite Seminary at Lancaster invite the community to an in-depth, six-session course titled “Christian Witness & Dialog with Muslims” beginning Sept. 11 at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. in New Holland. Classes meet Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 30 – Nov. 4.

Still Waters Counseling Ministries will offer a class for women every other Tuesday beginning Sept. 24 at Conestoga Mennonite Church at 7 p.m. This class, led by Jill Waters, is entitled “The Value of You” and will emphasize the importance of women valuing themselves, with a focus on self-care and esteem. There is no cost. The community and church members are welcome. Please call the church office at 610-286-9124 for more info.

“Marathon Men,” a new men’s group, will begin on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. and continue for several weeks every other Tuesday at Conestoga Mennonite Church. This class will be led by Sam Waters, director of Still Waters Counseling Ministries and focus on equipping, supporting and encouraging men to cast off those issues that weigh them down. There is no cost. The community and church members are welcome. Please call the church office at 610-286-9124 for more info.

Community Yoga: Held at Morgantown Village Library. Every Wed. and Fri. morning. 8:30 a.m., 70-minute class. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

Homemade Soup Sale at St. James Lutheran Church, 1337 Geigertown Road, Geigertown. Pick-up Nov. 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Italian wedding, chicken corn noodle, bean with ham, vegetable beef, potato corn chowder and white clam chowder. To order, call 610-582-8220 (leave message with your phone number). Orders must be received by Oct. 26. Phone number needed to complete order.

Oct. 22

Relay for Life of Twin Valley 2014 Kick-Off Party: Help finish the fight to defeat cancer. If you are interested in helping out or starting a team, please join us at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 6251 Morgantown Road, Morgantown. To RSVP or for more info, contact stacyrelay@yahoo.com.

Discover Your Optimal Health Event. Free. All welcome. Meeting at the TORCH Community Center in the shopping mall behind Pizza Hut in Morgantown. Enjoy healthy foods, healthy habits and ways you can improve your health. Door prizes. RSVP to sallykieffer@teamtsfl.com.

Oct. 24

Village Library Used Book Sale: A 7000+ item used book sale will be held at Village Library, 207 N. Walnut St., Morgantown, 5-8 p.m., Oct. 25, Noon-7 p.m., and Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - noon. Saturday will feature “fill a paper grocery bag with books for $5.” Friends of Village Library will have home baked goods available for sale. 610-286-1022.

Oct. 25

Baked Ham Dinner at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Road, Gibraltar, 4:30-7 p.m. Prepared by men and women of St. John’s. Hope Rescue Mission will receive 15 percent of the profits; remaining profits will be used for unbudgeted projects at the church.

2013 Petra Fall Fest at Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, 5-9 p.m. Attractions include carnival games, crafts, hay and train rides, climbable inflatables, Kidz Korner, performances from local Christian juggling duo the DKers and plenty of fall food. Rain date Oct. 30, 3-7 p.m. For more info, visit www.petracf.org or call 717-354-5394.

Oct. 26

Caernarvon Township’s Parks and Recreation Committee (Berks County) is hosting a Halloween Fun Day beginning at 1 p.m. This event will be held in the township’s social hall located at 3307 Main St., Morgantown, and will include a costume contest. So make sure you arrive early to be eligible for prizes that will be awarded!

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications (no syringes) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free and anonymous. Call 717-355-6000 or 717-354-4647.

Haunted Homestead Tour at Daniel Boone Homestead (6-9 p.m.): New this year! The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are offering an exciting and thrilling Halloween-themed, guided walking tour of the historic area, Bertolet Log House and Boone House. Tours will begin in the Wayside Lodge, transformed into an eerie haunted house, and last approximately 45 minutes.

YA Tweens and Teens Fun Night: “Seek the Unknown” at the Honey Brook Library 5-7 p.m. Join us for some monster tricks and yummy treats. For ages 10 & up. To register, call 610-273-3303 or email jspade@ccls.org.

Spaghetti Dinner at Honey Brook Methodist Church, Route 322 & Maple St. A complete spaghetti dinner served 4-6 p.m.

Lancaster County artist Carolyn A. Kilgour will discuss her artwork and offer suggestions on participants’ projects at the Eastern Lancaster County Library, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Please bring your own supplies, a photograph or two, ideas or a current project to work on. Free and open to the public, ages 16 and up. For more information and to register, visit www.elancolibrary.org or call 717-354-0525.

“The Suspect,” a film shot and produced in the Tri County area by local filmmaker Stuart Connelly, will show at the Philadelphia Film Fest at 9:45 p.m. at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. (at Broad), Philadelphia.

Oct. 27

Halloween at the Daniel Boone Homestead 4th annual trick-or-treating event (12-4 p.m.): Costumed children can visit the historic buildings and receive a fun treat, have their face painted, pick and decorate their own pumpkin, play with colonial toys and games, listen to scary stories and help a scarecrow stuff his friend. Volunteers will also offer blacksmithing and textile processing demonstrations.

Oct. 28

The Parkinson’s Support Group at Garden Spot Village meets from 2-3 p.m. in the Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a discussion on driving and Parkinson’s. Call 717-355-6259 or email jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org.

Oct. 29

The Tri-County Heritage Society will present a talk by Jere Brady titled “The Twin Valley School District - Pieces of Our Past” in the board room of the Caernarvon, Berks, Municipal Building, 3307 Main St., Morgantown starting at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Those attending are encouraged to bring their old school photographs and memories to share. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Jere Brady at 610-286-9488 or the Tri-County Heritage Society at 610-286-7477 or tchs@dejazzd.com.

A historical one-act drama depicting women’s lives at Hopewell Village will be featured, 9:15 to 11 a.m. at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St., Morgantown, at Neighbors, a women’s ministry. All women are welcome and free childcare provided.

Oct. 31

The Coatesville Area High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th Class Reunion at the Coatesville Moose Lodge on Airport Road Nov. 9, 6-11 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 31. No tickets sold at the door. To purchase tickets, send checks payable to Coatesville Area H.S. Class of 1973, mailed to Dave O’Leary, 190 South Bonsall Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320. Includes buffet and Moore Music DJs. Cash bar and door prizes.

Nov. 2

PA Striker’s Fast Pitch Softball Zumbathon/Grand Opening celebration: Striker’s Training facility, New Morgan Corp. Center, 75 Grace Blvd. Doors open at noon, Zumbathon is 1-4 p.m. There will be raffles, refreshments, door prizes and fun for all ages! Email dliptock@yahoo.com for tickets and details.

An evening of bluegrass music at Fivepointville Fire Hall (Rt. 897), featuring Aspen Run. Also appearing are Chester Johnson and the Foggy Mountain Grass with Scott Eager. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 6. There is a cost. Food available by the fire company. Located at 1087 Dry Tavern Rd., Denver. Call 610-845-3215 for more info.

Garden Spot Village invites parents and their adult children to participate in a special seminar led by Gerald and Marlene Kaufman, authors of Necessary Conversations: Between adult children and their aging parents. The public is invited to attend this free program, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Please pre-register by calling 717-355-6000.

Yard Sale at Honey Brook Golf Club: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lots of merchandise, golf clubs and odds and ends. Cash and carry. 1422 Cambridge Road, Honey Brook.

St. Benedict’s Annual Christmas Bazaar, 2020 Chestnut Hill Rd. and Route 10 (1/2 mile S. of Plow Lutheran Church). Nov. 2, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., and Nov. 3, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Breakfast w/Santa on Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. Crafts, White Elephant, Chinese Auction, Raffle and St. Benedict’s famous Fudge. Food served all day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the church, 2203 Harmonyville Road, St. Peters. All are welcome. The event will feature attic treasures, crafts, books, vendors, a bake table and lunch. For more information call 610-469-9151.

Holiday Bazaar: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Robeson Lutheran Church, Route 10 & Plow Road, Mohnton. Crafts, white elephant items, baked goods, raffle baskets, gifts. Breakfast and lunch available. Crafters welcome. Call 610-856-7242.

Nov. 3

The Hahnstown United Zion Church presents a concert with the Bollinger Family at 7 p.m. This family of six a cappella singers comes to us from Lebanon, Pa. For more info, call 717-381-8878 or 717-572-8394. The church is located on the corner of Glenwood Dr. and Frysville Rd.

In celebration of Daniel’s 279th birthday, we invite you to the Daniel Boone Homestead for an afternoon of birthday festivities. Guided Boone House tours will be offered at quarter past the hour from 12-3 p.m. Lecture from Henry Miller at 2 p.m. followed by birthday cake and old-fashioned toys and games.

Christian Acoustic Music Open-mic, 7 p.m., Torch Community Center, Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main Street, Morgantown. Performer guidelines/dress code at www.facebook.com/ChristianOpenMic/info and email.camot@yahoo.com and (717)354-6804. Listeners welcome.

Nov. 5

Parents With Special Cares Support Group meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a program about estate planning and Special Needs Trusts. All are welcome. Call 717-355-6010, or email khorning@gardenspotvillage.org.

Nov. 6

Living with Loss support group will discuss money management, 10-11 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6010 or email khorning@gardenspotvillage.org.

Nov. 8

Role Playing D & D: Join us at the Honey Brook Library for a Role Playing Dungeons & Dragons program 6-8 p.m. For ages 12 & up. Limited to 8 players. Registration required. Call 610-273-3303 or email jspade@ccls.org.

Basket Bingo at Geigertown Fire Company on Route 82 in Geigertown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. For information, call Lesa at 610-286-5723. No Children please, unless ticket is purchased for them.

Nov. 9

Holiday Bazaar at Harmony United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Large selection of Christmas crafts, cookies, candy, gift items. Lunch/Soup available for takeout. Route 10 N., Morgantown. Watch for signs.

The ECW of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1040 Chestnut Tree Road, Honey Brook, will be having their annual Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be craft items, “white elephants” and baked goods for sale. There will be something for everyone. Please stop by!

Christmas Bazaar – St. Peter UCC, located on Route 23 in Knauertown, will be holding a Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Stop by to browse and buy your holiday items. We’ll have crafts, baked goods, raffles, silent auction and vendors. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. For information, call 610-469-9690.

Annual Fall Festival and Silent Auction at Honey Brook Elementary Center, 4-8 p.m. Includes games, prizes, obstacle courses, karaoke, Jerry’s Pizza, bake sale, Chinese auction, Parisi Orthodontics’ candy buyback and more! Tickets at the door. Accept cash, check and box tops. For more info and silent auction listing, visit www.tvsd.org and click on HBEC under schools.

Garden Spot Village will host a free educational program featuring Matthew Sware, development director at The Clinic for Special Children, beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-355-6000 or email Info@gardenspotvillage.org.

Nov. 10

Fall Lecture, “Turtle – Washington’s Revolutionary War Attack Submarine,” 2 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro.

Nov. 11

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group will learn about the latest research and caregiver supports from the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 10-11 a.m. in the Village Square Concord Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6076.

Nov. 13

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic for Cats and Dogs at Total Dog & A Little Cat, 2992 Reading Road, Adamstown, 5-6 p.m. Free examination with purchase. No appointment necessary. Microchip available for pets too! For more information, please visit our website, www.mypetvaccines.com or call 570-294-9149.

Nov. 14

The Low Vision Support Group, which participates with the National Macular Degeneration Support Group, meets at 3 p.m. in the Garden South Conference Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a webinar on creating independence through organization. Call 717-355-6259.

Nov. 15

Heatherwood Retirement Community will hold a candle lighting ceremony to promote Alzheimer’s awareness at 6 p.m., 3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. In addition to the candle lighting, participants will have the opportunity to read names of individuals who had or have Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call 610-273-9301 or email hgoodno@centurypa.com.

Nov. 16

The Saturday Evening Concert Series at Garden Spot Village launches a new season with the Astral Harp Productions program “The Star of Bethlehem,” a multimedia event that combines images of the stars and skies with stellar harp music. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted at the door. For more info, call 717-355-6000.

Nov. 17

Honey Brook American Legion Auxilliary is having a Quarter Raffle at 1 p.m. Bring canned good, get free paddle. Honey Brook American Legion, Route 322.

A Service of Remembrance honoring those who have experienced the loss of a loved one will be held in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. A musical prelude begins at 2:20 p.m., and the service starts at 2:30 p.m., with food and fellowship following the service.

Nov. 19

Garden Spot Village invites the public to participate in National Memory Screening Day with free, confidential memory screenings, 9 a.m. to noon at Garden Spot Village. Appointments are necessary. To schedule, please call Judy Shaffer at 717-355-6259.

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