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Calendar of events

Friday, August 30, 2013

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Ongoing Events
The Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church offers a FREE meal on Thursday Sept 5th, Oct 3rd, Nov 7th and Dec 5th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. We are located at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. For more information call us at 610-273-2848 or email
PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program, Sept. 4, 11 and 18—Free, confidential program to help individuals and families recognize and address a loved one’s addiction. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Creative Health in Pottstown or 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Government Services Building in West Chester. Pre-registration required. Call 800-221-6333 or visit
Morgantown Community Church Carnival, Sept. 5-8 (Thurs. & Fri. 6 – 10 p.m., Sat. 3 – 10 p.m., Sun. 1 – 8 p.m.). 4221 Main Street, Elverson. Rides, games, food. Ride all rides for one low price. To receive a discount coupon for rides, go to
The Hay Creek Festival at historic Joanna Furnace runs Sept. 6-8, rain or shine. Attractions 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free shuttle buses run continuously to and from the event.
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 yrs old, but all ages are welcome! For more information call 610-273-3303 or
Honey Brook Community Library offers Raise a Reader with Miss Melissa every other Tuesday, Sept. 10 & 24, 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.
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.
Community Yoga: Held at Morgantown Village Library. Every Wed. and Fri. mornings. 8:30am, 70 minute class. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.
Sept. 3
Parents With Special Cares Support Group meets 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 employment issues for children and grandchildren with disabilities. All are welcome. Call 717-355-6010, or email
Sept. 4
Living with Loss support group will learn about car care 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
Sept. 7
Kurtland Farms Community Open House, 10:00am-2:00pm at 4369 Main St., Elverson. Bring the family and tour our new state-of-the-art robotic milking facility. Take a self-guided tour, support local dairy vendors and enjoy free ice cream. Parking is at Twin Valley Elementary. For more info, find us on Facebook at
Birdsboro Contra Dance offers contra dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St. in Birdsboro. Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Caller is Dave Rupp with music by Forge Mountain Ramblers. Wear soft-soled shoes.
Sept. 8
Elverson Walking Club will continue its short walks on the Lenape Trail at French Creek with a walk from Shed Road west to Scott’s Run Dam, a fairly easy path of three miles. Pets Welcome. EWC will meet at 9:00 AM at the parking area at Scott’s Run Dam and shuttle hikers to start at Shed Road. HL: Clyde Godschall, 610-913-0284.
Sept. 9
The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group hosts a panel discussion on changes, challenges and growth opportunities for caregivers, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Village Square Concord Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6076.
Sept. 11
Lisa High will present her HATS program at the Caernarvon Historical Society at 7 p.m. It’s a collection of historically accurate vintage hats representing each decade the Bollman Hat Co., Adamstown, has been in business. For more information contact Yvonne Styer at 717-445-5040.
Sept. 12
The Low Vision Support Group, which participates with the National Macular Degeneration Support Group, meets Thursday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Garden South Conference Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Guest is Donna Leonardo, DO, of Family Eye Group. Call 717-355-6259.
Honey Brook Community Library Night at the Golf Zone: Join us from 4 - 9 pm for Mini Golf at the Golf Zone at 1839 Horseshoe Pike, Rt. 322 in Honey Brook to benefit the Honey Brook Library. Rain date Sept. 19. Come have a fun night with your family and support your local Library! For more info call 610-273-3303.
Sept. 13
Garden Spot Village invites the public to a performance of “Laughter is Sacred Space” beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Ted Swartz’s multi-media one-man play explores the paradox of working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder and the challenge of writing and performing stories about God while experiencing His absence after his partner’s death.
Sept. 14
Garden Spot Village invites the public to a free screening of three silent comedy shorts starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy with live musical accompaniment provided by theater organist Wayne Zimmerman. The three films are Duck Soup (1927), Habeas Corpus (1928) and Wrong Again (1929)and will begin at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call 717-355-6000.
St. Peter UCC, Route 23, Knauertown, will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will be set up outside. There is a nominal fee for space. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. Stop by to browse, sell and/or buy. For information, call 610-913-7717.
The Miller-Keystone Blood Center will hold a blood drive at American Legion Post 537, 4499 Twin Valley Road, Morgantown, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 15
A hymn sing in the 1855 Allegheny Mennonite Meetinghouse, 39 Horning Road, Mohnton (near Alleghenyville) at 2:00 PM. Jim Garman, of Lititz, will lead hymns from the Life Songs #2. If you have a copy of this hymnal, please bring it with you. Information: 717-278-8459, 610-777-3003.
Honey Brook Methodist Church (Rt. 322 & Maple St.) is celebrating their 190th anniversary with an organ recital at 4 p.m. featuring their 1915 Moller pipe organ, played by Doug Wimer (local organist). The recital will be followed by a pot luck dinner at 5:15. For more information, call 610-273-9548.
Come and join us for Back to Church Sunday at Robeson Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 10 and Plow Road, Mohnton. Services at 7:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Entertainment by Damien Drago, who will talk about our freedom in Christ in word and song between services at 9 a.m. Now is a good time to praise the Lord and enjoy worshiping Him and the blessings that He offers us.
Sept. 17
Watch the documentary “High Tech, Low Life” followed by a discussion from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Garden South conference room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6000. The documentary follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development.
Sept. 20
The Miller-Keystone Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Susquehanna Bank, 2822 Main Street, Morgantown, from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Sept. 21
The Honey Brook Community Partnership will host its annual Harmony Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for events all over town! For more information, visit our website at
PJPII Kids’ Outgrown Sale to be held at Pope John Paul II Regional School Gym, 2875 Manor Road, West Brandywine, Pa. 9am to 1pm. Children’s fall and winter clothing, TOYS, Christmas outfits, baby and kid furniture/accessories, video games, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, and more! For information, please call 610-384-5961 ext. 5408.
Sept. 22
Draggin Wagons Car Club’s 4th Annual Car and Truck Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine), half a mile west of Honey Brook on 322 West. Class trophies awarded as well as Club President’s Choice. Music by Vintage Vinyl DJs, door prizes, 50/50, food by Honey Brook Lions Club. All proceeds going to Tri County Area charities.
Elverson Walking Club will complete its early morning series on the six mile Lenape Trail at French Creek. EWC will meet at 9:00 AM at Hopewell Furnace Historical Park and follow the Lenape Trail west to Park Road and then loop back on other trails in the park. HL: Clyde Godschall, 610-913-0284. Pets are welcome on this trip.
Sept. 23
The Parkinson’s Support Group at Garden Spot Village meets from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a discussion on caring and coping. Call 717-355-6259, or email