Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 24

LADYBUG GIRL

The Exeter Community Library is excited to announce that the adventurous childrens book character Ladybug Girl will be visiting us for a Sleepytime at 7 p.m. Meet her at The Exeter Community Library and participate in storytelling, songs, and rhymes. Everyone can get their picture taken with Ladybug Girl and door prizes will be given to a few lucky winners. Make sure to wear your pajamas as you sit back, relax, and listen to stories by the husband and wife team, David Soman and Jacky Davis. Registration is not required for this event, and it is open to all ages.

MOVIE SCREENING

A free screening of The Invisible War is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Reading Movies 11 & IMAX, 30 N. 2nd Street, Reading. This documentary investigates and reports on the horrific topic of rapes and sexual assaults in the military; both women and men are victims and experience little or no recourse, legal or medical assistance or justice.

Though there is no charge, tickets are still required so everyone is encouraged to arrive early to obtain tickets.

Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27

To celebrate the arrival of spring, Ridgewood Soils is hosting an open house at 3811 Perkiomen Avenue (Route 422). The event will take place on Friday from noon to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. More information about Ridgewood Soils is available online at www.RidgewoodSoils.com.

Friday, April 26

ART EXHIBIT

Your Claim To Frame, 170 Sunset Manor Drive, behind the Sheetz in Exeter, will have an Earth themed art show featuring pieces that were either created using natural materials or use earth or nature as a primary subject matter. Featuring over a dozen local artists working in a variety of mediums, the show will open with a reception on 6 - 9 p.m. April 26 and run through Saturday, May 18. Additional information on the exhibit can be found on their Facebook page or by calling (610) 404-4640. Anyone attending the opening will be entered to win a special prize. Upcoming shows will feature works related to WATER and AIR. Artists interested in entering any of the upcoming shows should contact the gallery for more information.

Saturday, April 27

KEEP HAMBURG BEAUTIFUL

Join in on this community-wide cleanup effort. Meet at the tot lot playground on Primrose Alley at 9 a.m., followed by a cookout with free hotdogs and drinks. Sponsored by Keep American Beautiful, Society Cleaners, Berks Foods, and Hamburg Southgate Neighborhood. RSVP to Angela at 610-562-3106.

CAR SHOW AND CARNIVAL

Boy Scout Troop 597, from Amityville, car show and carnival event will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Rd., Douglassville.

Saturday, May 4

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center and the Berks County Astronomical Society will present Star Watch from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Register by calling 610-796-3699. No Fee. Meet at Nolde Forest EE Centers McConnell Building, Route 625, two miles south of the intersection with Route 724 in Kenhorst.

Sunday, May 5

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST

Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Geigertown, will be having an All You Can Eat breakfast buffet from 7 - 11 a.m. Adults are $7.50; Children from 6 - 12 are $3.75 and under 6 are free. For information call 610-286-6481.

SHEEP AND WOOL

Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro, will have a Childrens Day Sheep & Wool Program from noon - 4 p.m. Admission for Childrens Day is $8.00/adult. Children 12 and under are free! There will be fresh, baked goods available for purchase. Complimentary drinks provided by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead. Please no pets and no smoking. This program is sponsored and run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead and has been financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development Operations Center.

HUNTER/JUMPER SHOW

The Good Fellowship Riding Club, 724 Monocacy Creek Rd., Birdsboro, will have a hunter/jumper horse show beginning at 8 a.m. Anegative coggins is required. For more info visit our website at www.goodfellowshipridingclub.com

Thursday, May 9

The Birdsboro Rotary Club will be hosting its 54th annual Scholastic Achievement Banquet honoring the top ten students in this years graduating class at Daniel Boone. Invited guests include the students and their parents along with district and high school administrators. Rotarians will also be in attendance as will a guest speaker. The event will be held at The Reading Country Club with guests arriving at 6 p.m. Introductions and dinner begin at 6:30 followed by the guest speaker. The students will then be recognized for their high school accomplishments and post graduation plans.

Friday, May 10BAKED HAM DINNER

St. Johns Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Rd., Gibraltrar, will host a Baked Ham Dinner 4:30 - 7 p.m. Adults $10, Children 4 - 12 $4.25; toddlers are free. Profits will fund unbudgeted projects at St. Johns Lutheran Church.

Saturday, May 18

Historic Preservation Trust of Berks Co., will have Muster Day at Morlatton Village, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville. Lunch will be served form 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Food & drink sold by tickets only

Advance ticket orders: available by check or PayPal. Call 610-385-4762 or email info@historicpreservationtrust.org. Day of event: tickets by cash or check at the Food Ticket Tents while provisions last.

Saturday, June 1

Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, 2045 Centre Ave, Reading, will be holding our 1st Annual Flea Market 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at BDHHS. Parking is available at next door at the BCIU.

Antiques, jewelry, collectibles, household items, baked goods and much more. For more information 610-685-4520 or visit their website www.bdhhs.org.

Ongoing

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: maryphillips@ptd.net.

Schwarzwald United Church of Christ, 75 Church Lane Road, is holding its annual Homemade Easter Egg sale. Orders are taken each Wednesday through March 13, with pick-up on Thursdays. Choice of Peanut Butter, Coconut Cream or mixed. For cost or additional information: 610-779-0850 or e-mail schwarzwalducc@verizon.net.

The Historical Society of Berks County, 940 Centre Ave., Reading presents a display on the 250th Anniversary of the Reading Public Library consisting of rarely seen images and documents. Exhibit thru June 1, 2013. Open Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information: 610-375-4375 or www.berkshistory.org.

Welcome Returning Catholics

St. Benedicts Parish Welcoming Returning Catholics with Landings for those who have not been attending Mass for months or years- but now want to come back, youre invited. Friendly listening ears and welcoming hearts are waiting to hear your story. Winter session started Jan. 8, 2013, 7 p.m. in the Rectory meeting room. Call Robin Ball 610-856-1402 or Parish Office 610-856-1006 or email Robinbal@dejazzd.com.

FIRST TO SERVE: BERKS COUNTY AND THE PATH TO CIVIL WAR

Historical Society of Berks County honors the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with its inaugural Civil War exhibit. Exhibit continues through June 8, 2013; 940 Centre Ave., Reading. For information: 610-375-4375 or visit berkshistory.org.

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 Road in Douglassville. For more information, call 610-385-7141 or e-mail admin@hopechurchamity.org.

BERKS COUNTYS BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR 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!

Tickets are $7. $1 per ticket is donated to The Childrens Home of Reading. 717-721-1750 bestkeptsecretstour.com

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