Calendar of events

Ongoing Events

The Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church offers a FREE meal on Thursday Oct. 3, 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, Oct. 2, 9 and 16—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.

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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.

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.

Popular evangelist Dale Vance returns to Gateway Baptist Church for a series of meetings on Sept. 22-25. Gateway Baptist Church is located on Suplee Road in Honey Brook, next to Umble Park. All are invited. For more information, you can call the church at 610-273-734.

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.

Various sponsorship opportunities are available to MABA members and local businesses for the annual MABA Golf Outing and Dinner on Sept. 20. Please download the event brochure from the MABA website for further details or call Dom DeCecco at 610-779-0772. This event is the MABA’s only fundraising activity for the year and all funds raised help to support the MABA and the MABA Scholarship Fund.

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.

All women are welcome to join Neighbors for “Fondue Fun” at Conestoga Mennonite Church,2779 Main St., Morgantown, from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Barb Wimer will lead us in worship and Leon Shirk will provide a devotional. Free childcare. 610-469-0751.

West Caln Historical Society will have a meeting at 7 p.m. at the West Caln Township Municipal Bldg., 721 W. Kings Hwy., Wagontown. Rev. Daniel Hagans will speak on the subject “Remembering Rock Run, Mineral Springs and Siousca.” Meetings are free and open to the public, members and guests.

Sept. 18

The Elverson Historical Commission is hosting a free event at 7 p.m. at Hopewell Manor titled “Elverson: Home of The Hands That Rocked The Cradle of the American Iron Industry.”

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.

Caernarvon Township’s Parks and Recreation Committee (Berks County) will have a movie night featuring “Matilda” at 7 p.m. This event will be held in the township’s social hall located at 3307 Main St., Morgantown. Bring your sleeping bag and blankets and enjoy a family fun movie! Snacks will be available.

The Annual MABA Golf Outing & Dinner will be held at the scenic Honey Brook Golf Club once again. Tee time starts at 12:30 p.m. with check-ins beginning at 11:30. Lunch will be provided for all registered golfers. Dinner is expected to start at 5:30.

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 www.honeybrookevents.com/harmonyday.

PJPII Kids’ Outgrown Sale to be held at Pope John Paul II Regional School Gym, 2875 Manor Road, West Brandywine, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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.

First Fall Fest (to be held annually) at Mt. Carmel UMC, 2203 Harmonyville Road, St. Peter’s, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine. Flea market, free food, fun, fellowship, music, face painting, paint a pumpkin, build a scarecrow and more. All proceeds benefit “Imagine No More Malaria.” All are welcome!

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 a.m. 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.

Join Grace & Truth Fellowship, 201 Walnut St., Morgantown, for a neighborhood chicken barbecue and uplifting concert at 4:30 p.m. Free food and fellowship, rain or shine! Bring lawn chairs. GTFonline.org or (610) 241-7151 for more info.

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 jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org.

Sept. 24

Create a Fall Grapevine led by Lee Forester at Neighbors, a women’s ministry, hosted at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St., Morgantown, from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Call 610-469-0751 to pre-register. Free childcare and small fee for craft.

The Honey Brook Historical Society will have a tour of the Christian Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford. The group will meet in the parking lot across from the Honey Brook Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. for a car pool. Lunch will be, on own, at Hank’s in Chadds Ford. Call Barbara R. Schober for RSVP and for more information, 610-273-2508.

Sept. 27

Family Fun Night at Robeson Lutheran Church, Rt. 10, Plowville, for families with children in grades K-6. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and include ice cream sundaes, a game of “Crazy Ball” and a star gazing program, with telescopes, by the Berks Amateur Astronomers. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs. RSVP by Sept. 25 at 610-856-7242 (church office).

Sept. 29

Local author Janice Ballenger will share her story and read from her memoirs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. The program is free and the public is invited. Books will be available for purchase. For more information, call 717-355-6000.

Oct. 5

Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend: Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 & 6. Visit all eight wineries along Berks County Wine Trail and sample fantastic local cheeses, paired with Pa.-produced wines. Bonus feature: enjoy samples of eight different varieties of fresh, locally grown gourmet Asian Pears from Subarashii Kudamono. For more info, purchase tix and complete cheese/wine menu: www.berkscountywinetrail.com.

Oct. 12

Storytelling and Bonfire Night: Warwick County Park will be alight with children’s music and seasonal stories, 5-8 p.m. Set against a glowing bonfire, this family-friendly program includes music, storytelling, juggling, wagon rides, kids craft, food and face painting. Free admission but parking fee for each car. For more info, call (610) 469-1916 or visit www.chesco.org/ccparks.

Buck Hollow Llamas, 409 Buck Hollow Road, Birdsboro, will host their annual Open Barn 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 12-5 p.m. Oct. 13. This year’s theme is “Llamas are Cool.” There will be farm tours, walk a llama, educational sessions and fiber related demonstrations. Admission is free; for additional information prior to the event contact carol@buckhollowllamas.com.