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Free Certified Master Composting Class – 7 – 9 p.m. at ChesCo Solid Waste Authority, 7224 Division Highway, Narvon, PA 17555, on March 11, 18 & 25 (snow day April 1). Attendance required at all three classes. Learn to compost, make bins, and reduce food waste. Materials and support provided. Register/info 610-273-3771 ext 228.
Free Certified Master Composting Class – 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Chester County Library, 450 Exton Sq. Parkway, Exton, PA, on March 12, 19 & 26 (snow day April 2). Attendance required at all three classes. Learn to compost, make bins, and reduce food waste. Materials and support provided. Register/info 610-273-3771 ext 228.
“Managing Diabetes” class - series meets Wednesdays, March 6 to March 27, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at St. Joseph Health Network at Shelbourne Square. Registration is required by calling 610-378-2100. For additional information, please contact Angela Serafin, RN, MSN, CDE, at 610-208-4626.
Shepherd’s Kitchen offers a free meal on March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Honey Brook Presbyterian Church 4331 Horseshoe Pike in Honey Brook. For information call 610-273-2848.
March 6, 13 and 20—PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program (Chesco)—Free, confidential program to help individuals and families recognize and address a loved one’s addiction. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Government Services Building in West Chester. Pre-registration required. Call 800-221-6333 or visit www.proact.org.
Honey Brook Library Story Time - Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Jennifer at the Honey Brook Library. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM from now through May 2. Best suited for ages 3-5 yr old, but all ages are welcome. For info call the Library at 610-273-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your Reiki Level 1 Certification with TVCEF on March 4th and 11th from 6pm to 9pm. Reiki is a form of healing energy treatment with the goal of improving a person’s flow of energy. If interested call 610-972-0771 or visit http://twinvalleycef.blogspot.com for more information.
TVCEF is offering beginner Tai-Chi classes on March 12th, 19th, and 26th from 6:45-8:15pm. Tai-Chi is a low impact and easy to learn exercise method which may lower blood pressure, heart rate and promote better awareness and coordination. Please call 610-972-0771 or visit http://twinvalleycef.blogspot.com for more information.
Local artist, Amy Schade, is offering art classes with TVCEF. This month’s class is “Intentions” with Acrylic Mixed Media where you will create a painting after practicing gesture drawings and blind contours from still-life set up. March 16th and 17th, 11am-4pm. Call 610-972-0771 or visit http://twinvalleycef.blogspot.com for information.
Bid on unique, hand-made birdhouses, feeders and bird-themed quilted wall hangings on display at Garden Spot Village, 433 E. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, Feb. 1–28. Proceeds benefit Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund. Call for hours, 717-355-6000.
ELANCO School District Kindergarten enrollment – Children in the ELANCO School District who will be 5 years old prior to Sept 1 are eligible. Parents call 717-445-8612 between 8-3 on weekdays to schedule an appointment (appointments should be made by March 29). Orientation will be held in each elementary building after registration dates.
Need help with the SAT test in May or June? TVCEF has an SAT Prep Course held at TVHS for 8 weeks on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3-4pm, starting February 25th. Pre-registration is required. Please call 610-972-0771 or visit http://twinvalleycef.blogspot.com for more information.
Learn Belly Dancing with TVCEF on Thursdays starting February 28th from 7-8pm. Pre-registration is required. Please call 610-972-0771 or visit http://twinvalleycef.blogspot.com for more information. Register by February 21.
Elverson Show Committee Antique Show and Sale - March 9, 10am to 5pm and March 10, 11 am to 4pm at Twin Valley High School. Show features 40 dealers including furniture, primitives, American folklore, quilts, linens, baskets, tools, toys, dolls, pewter, great china, and more! Proceeds benefit Twin Valley Scholastic Football Boosters and students. Food available.
Bible Study at Conestoga Mennonite Church - Tracey McGuire will lead the study, located on Rt. 23 west of Morgantown, with our women’s ministry, Neighbors, held weekly on Tuesdays. Fellowship, worship and free childcare are offered that day from 9:15 to 11am for all community women. 610-286-9124.
Awareness Banquet of New Person Ministries - Discussing heartache and problems in program “When Pappa Goes to Prison,” 6:30 pm at Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown. Respondents include Berks County Judge Arthur Grim and Gettysburg College Professor Charles Myers. For tickets 610-777-2222. RSVP by Feb. 28 www.newpersonministries.org. This program is open to the public.
Parents With Special Cares Support Group meets on Tues., March 5, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, to discuss the experience of siblings of special needs children. All are welcome. Call 717-355-6010, or email email@example.com.
Preparation for Breastfeeding class - 7 – 8:30 pm at St. Joseph Medical Center Bern Campus. Help get breastfeeding off to a great start. A doll would be helpful to bring to class. There is a fee. For more information, contact Karen Sponagle, RN, Clinical Coordinator, at 610-378-2003. To register, call Central Scheduling at 610-378-2100.
Living with Loss support group will discuss reflecting, reminiscing and life review and their impact on healing on Wed., March 6, from 10:00 to 11:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Radio Club Meeting – 8 p.m. at Berks Co. Ag. Center, 1238 Count y Welfare Rd, Bern Twp. Call Harry for info 610-678-8976.
Make A Wish Hoagie & Steak Sandwich Sale - 10 am - 3 pm or sold out at Honey Brook Lions Club Center, Rt 10, south of Rt. 322. Baked goods available. Proceeds benefit Make A Wish Foundation. Turkey hoagies, American hoagies, Italian hoagies, cheese steaks & Jake Steak. No pre-orders. Any questions 610-273-9326 or 610-273-2209.
Open House and Craft Festival at Daniel Boone Homestead – 12 – 4 p.m. Local vendors and handmade items. Demos on hearth cooking and baking, meat smoking, blacksmithing, and more. In observance of Pennsylvania’s founding come and listen in on this living history program. Info call 610-582-4900.
Torch Community Center Concert - The Roland Zimmerman Family will be ministering through gospel music at 7:00 pm at the Torch Community Center in Clock Tower Plaza (rear building), 2846 Main Street, Morgantown. Performing gospel and original material. The Torch takes great pleasure in providing a safe environment, prayer is always available. Info (610)286-2881.
The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group will host Marian Harnish, associate chaplain at Garden Spot Village, to discuss spirituality, on Mon., March 11, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Village Square Concord Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6076.
Basket Bingo at Geigertown Fire Company - 7 pm with doors opening at 6 pm. For Tickets or Information: Call Lesa at 610-286-5723. Located on Route 82 in Geigertown. No children please, unless ticket is purchased for them.
Garden Spot Village Saturday Evening Concert Series - Bryn Mawr Mainliners Men’s Chorus present a Celtic Celebration as part of the 2012–2013 Garden Spot Village Saturday Evening Concert Series on Saturday, Mar. 16, at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, Pa. Free. Donations accepted. Call 717-355-6000.
Hay Creek Valley Historical Association Irish Breakfast Buffet - 7 to 11 am, sausage, corn beef brisket, bacon, scrapple, creamed chipped beef, scrambled eggs, hash browns, baked oatmeal, fruit, coffee, juice and more. Children 5 & under eat for free. Joanna Furnace is located 3 miles North of Morgantown on Route 10. Turn at Furnace Rd. For information 610-286-0388.
Friends of the Adamstown Library Basket Bingo – At the Reamstown Fire Hall, 12 W. Church Street, Reamstown. Doors open 12:30 p.m., advanced game 1:45 p.m., games 2 p.m., with 26 baskets filled with goodies, raffles, specials. Lunch available. Benefits the library. For pricing/info 717-336-7145 or www.friendsaalibrary.net.
Free Prostate Cancer Screening, Monday, March 18, 5 to 7 pm at St. Joseph’s Cancer Center, Medical Office Building, 2494 Bernville Road, Reading. To register, please call the Oncology Outreach Office at 610-378-2602.
Living beyond the Expected Dinner Party – Guest lawyer discussing a living will, new POLST forms, and more. At Gionnotti’s County manor in Fleetwood. For info/pricing call Deb at 610-926-9623.
West Caln Historical Society meeting - 7 PM in the West Caln Township Admin. Bldg. 721 W. Kings Hwy, Wagontown, PA. Subject will be Steve (Lefty) Carlton - 1972 Philadelphia Phillies. Guest speaker will be author and sports editor Bruce Morgan. Meetings are free and open to the public, members and guests. All are welcome.
Women’s Club of Reading Spring Fashions Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. featuring fashions by BonWorth. Held at the Riveredge Restaurant in Greenfields. For info/pricing call Kathy at 610-603-9461.
Women’s Cancer Support Group - 7:00 pm at the St. Joseph Medical Center ACS Office, 498 Bellevue Avenue, Laureldale. For additional information, please contact Lisa Spencer, M.Ed, BSRT(T), CBPN-IC, Certified Breast Care Patient Navigator, at 610-378-2959.
Women’s Club of Reading Spring Fashions Brunch – 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. featuring fashions by BonWorth. Held at the Riveredge Restaurant in Greenfields. For info/pricing call Gloria at 610-777-0580.
Caernarvon Township (Berks County) Easter Egg Hunt – 10 a.m. at Friendship Park (North & Chestnut Street). Free event for Township residents ages 1 to 11. Egg hunt, prize giveaways, and a special appearance from the Easter Bunny. In the event of rain the hunt will be held in the Township Building Social Hall at 3307 Main Street.
AYCE Chicken Pot Pie Dinner from 3:00-7:30 pm at Union Lodge F&AM, 2nd & Washington St., Birdsboro. A benefit for Greater Berks Food Bank. Take-out available.
Complimentary Honey Brook Methodist Church Community Meal - Turkey & trimming, from 4 pm to 6 pm located at Route 322 & Maple St., Honey Brook, PA 19344.
The Parkinson’s Support Group at Garden Spot Village meets Monday, March 25, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Participants will split into two groups to discuss caring and coping. Call 717-355-6259, or email email@example.com.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center Drive - Valley Ponds Community, Valley Ponds and Lexington Drive, Morgantown, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center Drive - Susquehanna Bank, 2822 Main Street, Morgantown, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.