Calendar of Events: July 24 edition

Wednesday, July 24

CHIT CHAT SIT AND KNIT

Join the group of knitters beginners and experienced, all levels of knitters welcome from 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. at the Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Just sit and chat or sit and knit and chat.

All ages are welcome. Registration is available in library or by phone.

Contact Darlene Mest at 610-406-9431 or butterflylibrarylady@yahoo.com to register.

SUPPORT GROUP

Support group for blind and visually impaired individuals, their friends and families from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Berks County Association for the Blind, 2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading. Prior reservations required. 610-375-8407, ext. 12

Support group for caregivers of blind and visually impaired individuals from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Berks County Association for the Blind, 2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading. Prior reservations required. 610-375-8407, ext. 12

Thursday,July 25

ROTARY MEETING

Birdsboro Rotary Club will meet about the Reading Rugby Club at 6:30 p.m. at Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave., Reading.

All are welcomed.

Friday, July 26

ELEMENTS SHOW OPENING

Your Claim To Frames third of four shows in 2013 celebrating the elements, the WATER show features pieces that were either created using water or use water 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 Friday, July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be free water ice from Kona Ice to the first 50 people visiting the show on Friday evening so come early. The show runs through Saturday, August 17. 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. The final show in the series will feature works related to AIR. Artists interested in entering any of the upcoming shows should contact the gallery for more information.

Your Claim To Frame is located at 170 Sunset Manor Drive, behind the Sheetz in Exeter.

Saturday, July 27

WINERY FESTIVAL

The Manatawny Creek Winery, 227 Levengood Road, Douglassville, will have a 15th anniversary festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Volunteer Training Course at Shady Hollow Assisted Riding, 959 E. Main St., Birdsboro. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact, volunteer@hugahorse.com

Saturday, August 10

OLDIES DANCE

Let the celebration begin! Everyone is invited to go down memory lane with Twin Valley Class of 1963 to an oldies dance. Remembering The Galaxies and the old dances in Elverson and Honey Brook. Held at the Holiday Inn, Morgantown, 8 - 11 p.m. Please join us for the memories and fun.

PEACH FESTIVAL

St. James Church, 7th & Penn avenues, West Reading, will have a Peach Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event is rain or shine and free to the community. Free food, drinks, games, prizes, face painting, etc. and of course free peach dessert. Come one, come all!!!

Sunday, August 11

BLUES FESTIVAL

The Fleetwood Blues Festival will be held from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Fleetwood Park. The event is free and will have live music, food, and raffle vendors. Contact 610-944-8220 for additional information.

Monday, August 12

AUTISM SOCIETY MEETING

Chapter meetings will be held at our office within the Century 21 Park Road building, 60 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing. Autism Society of America Berks chapter meetings are open to everyone.

You only need to RSVP if you would like to use babysitting services at the meeting.

For any questions, you can contact us by email at rsvp@autismsocietyofberks.org or call us at 610-736-3739.

Saturday, August 17

PEACH FESTIVAL

The Annual Peach Festival will be held at St. Pauls UCC, 1312 Old Swede Road, Douglassville.

Sunday, August 18

CONCERT

The Reading Philharmonic Band will perform at the Fleetwood Park band shell from 6 - 8 p.m. Concession stand will be open.

Monday, August 19

EXETER COMMUNITY CHORUS OPEN HOUSE

Come and meet our director, Julianne Seiz, our current members, and check out our music and fall/winter schedule. We are a friendly, no-stress group who enjoy singing for community events. Our regular rehearsals are Mondays, 7 p.m., at Schwarzwald Lutheran, 250 Church Lane Rd., Reading, beginning Sept. 9. Come and join the fun! For more info: call Mary Phillips, 610-779-5875, or e-mail: maryphillips@ptd.net.

Sunday, August 25

22nd ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL

The 22nd Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held noon - 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Sport Center, Lower State & County Line Roads, Horsham.

Wednesday, August 28

CHIT CHAT SIT AND KNIT

Join the group of knitters beginners and experienced, all levels of knitters welcome from 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. at the Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading. Just sit and chat or sit and knit and chat.

All ages are welcome. Registration is available in library or by phone.

Contact Darlene Mest at 610-406-9431 or butterflylibrarylady@yahoo.com to register.

Sunday, September 8

AUTISM SOCIETY WALK

The 11th Annual Walk for The Berks County Autism Society will be held at the First Energy stadium in Reading.

Ongoing

BOOK GROUP

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.

CHESS CLUB

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 amitychessclub.org or call 610-580-7405.

BIKE POTTSTOWN

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.

CALLING FOR

VOLUNTEERS

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 admin@hopechurchamity.org.

FLEA MARKET

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 shillingtonlions@aol.com or call 610-777-4835.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

We are seeking volunteers to help out with our Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series: Cycles and Cemeteries Ride on September 21. We will need people in the morning to help with set up and registration, and throughout the day to assist with food, water stations, road crossings and other details. We would like to have more than 20 volunteers on hand throughout the day. The setup will begin at 6:30 a.m., and registration begins at 8 a.m.; We expect the event to last until about 3 p.m. Email Anesa Owen, Trail Sustainability Coordinator for the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at srtambassador@gmail.com if interested.

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