Amity Township Crime Watch will not hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at St. Paul’s Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Members having any questions can call Susan at 610-385-3740.
CANCER SURVIVORSHIP DISCUSSION
An “Endurance + Persistence = Survivorship” event will be held at the St. Joseph Cancer Center/Bern Campus – Franciscan Room at 7 p.m.
Many more people are surviving a cancer diagnosis than ever before. And, survivors and their family and friends have questions about the long-term effects of treatment on their health. Please join our Physicians’ Panel on Cancer Survivorship and ask your questions.
PA WOMEN’S NETWORK
The Professional Women’s Business Network (PWBN) will launch a new chapter in Reading, Sept. 19, which will meet monthly. The event is being held at Giannotti’s – 1714 State Hill Rd; Wyomissing Hills – 610-372-6101 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Berks County Patriots will be holding their free monthly meeting at the Leesport Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.. Dr. Peg Luksik will be reviewing everything you need to know about “Common Core” and the changes coming to our education system. Please visit Www.berkscountypatriots.org for more information.
Friday, Sept. 20
12th Annual Exeter Township Golf Tournament to support Exeter youth athletics to begin at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Reading Country Club. We are always looking for sponsors to help make the event a success. If you are interested please contact Joe Seltzer at 610-406-0263 or email@example.com
POW/MIA CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY
The VFW Post #411 and the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a POW/MIA Candlelight Ceremony at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the VFW Post #411, located at 321 E. Main St., Birdsboro.
Saturday, Sept. 21
The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are hosting their second annual golf tournament fundraiser. Shotgun start at noon with four person scramble. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Cash prizes to teams that finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places (tie breakers to be determined by hardest hole). Additional prizes included hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive, and money hole (50/50). Prizes will be awarded during the meal. Fee includes greens fee with cart, prizes, and catered meal immediately following tournament with beer and soda. The tournament will be held at Green Acres Golf Course, located at 461 A. South Northkill Road, Bernville, Pa. 19506.
For more information and to register, please contact Amanda Machik at 610-582-4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is September 11.
Monday, Sept. 23
Albright College will present a variety of lectures, film, music and other events on campus in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. On Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. in Klein Lecture Hall – The Arab-Muslim Roots of Spanish Culture, a lecture by Barbara Petzen of the Middle East Outreach Council. The presentation will explore the many facets of Spanish culture that have their seeds in al-Andalus, or Islamic Spain.Albright College is located at 1621 N 13th St., Reading.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
The Exeter Township School District will conduct a Parent Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building at MLLausch located at 200 Elm Street in St. Lawrence Borough. Reading Supervisor Julie Kline will present information about the Common Core in Pennsylvania and the new standards. The program will also address what the district is doing in response to the state’s adoption of the standards and how they will influence a student’s education. All parents and community members of the Exeter Township School District are invited to participate in this and all Parent Forum Sessions.
Join Coupon Cutting Mom, Esther Martin, at the Mifflin Community Library, 6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington at 6:30 p.m. for her program “Couponing Basics.” Martin will offer expert advice on how to make the most of your dollar. Participants will learn the reasoning, the lingo, and the strategy behind this money-saving activity. Please register and bring your coupons along for a coupon swap following the presentation.
Saturday, Sept. 28
CONCERT BENEFITING EXETER FOOD PANTRY
The Exeter Community Chorus will perform a concert to support the Exeter Food Pantry 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Exeter Junior High School, 151 East 39th Street, Reading. Scheduled to appear in this year’s concert are the Exeter Community Chorus, the Kidz Singers from NorthStar UMC’s SummerBLAST!, as well as singers Stephen Stankiewicz, Erin Aregood, and Bob Aregood. A flute ensemble led by Amy Dawe will also be performing, in addition to an adult dance troupe from Dance Centers.
This year’s concert will also feature Maria K (Kacanda), local resident and up and coming recording artist. Tickets are available at the door or in advance. Contact Kathy Galtere at 610-779-0324 or email@example.com to purchase tickets or for additional information.
FALL INTO BERKS HISTORY
All eight of the 18th-century buildings of the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. “Works in progress” and recently completed restorations in Kutztown and Amity, Pike and Oley Townships will be open to explore Michael Fulp House (1783), George Douglass Mansion (1763), White Horse Tavern (1762), Johan DeTruk Cabin (1767), Keim Homestead and ancillary house (1753), Hottenstein Mansion (1783). The event will be held rain or shine. For more information visit historicpreservationtrust.org or call 610-385-4762. Tickets are available at each site on Sept. 28. Children 10 and under are free.
Sunday, Sept. 29
WORSHIP SERVICE AND PICNIC
Christ UMC & Alice Focht UMC will host a worship service and picnic at the Rustic Picnic Area, Pavilion #4.
In case of rain, go to lower level of church Alice Focht UMC, First & Hook streets, Birdsboro. Community is welcome; bring your own lawn chair.
For more info, call Alice Focht UMC at 610-582-4223.
Sunday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m., the Governor Mifflin Student Government Association will hold its annual induction ceremony for the Middle and High Schools at the High School Auditorium, 101 South Waverly Street, Shillington. We’ll have more than 100 students being inducted this year. The guest speaker is H. James Finnemeyer, who has been the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils for more than 40 years. This is his final year as Executive Director.
Saturday, Oct. 5
Come support a great cause! Tri-County Chiropractic is having their annual Fall Fest to on Oct. 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will be held at Tri-County Chiropractic at 990 East Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville. There will be food sampling and Gift Basket/Certificate raffles and a Chinese Auction. Tri-County Chiropractic will provide chair massage, free postural analysis, spinal screening, and scoliosis screening. There will be Next Level Martial Arts demonstration as well as Outshine Dance demonstration. There will also be events for the whole family to enjoy including live music, games, costume contest, pumpkin painting and a fire truck and fire safety tips provided by the Ringing Hill Fire Department. Everyone is welcome to come get to know your local businesses and enjoy the festivities. All proceeds will be donated to the Relay for Life 2014!
Continuing into October, the apple orchard at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for apple picking. Entrance to the park is free.
Visit The Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson to select and pick your own apples from over 30 historic and modern varieties grown in Hopewell’s orchard. Availability of varieties depends on the success of our growing season.
The Greater Reading Encore Chorale. Singers over age 55 invited to join. Meets Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington. No auditions. Just need to be over age 55. For more information, call David Rutt at 610-921-2667 or just show up. Rehearsals start Sept. 5 and continue through fall season.
Amity Chess Club meets every Friday from 7 - 10 p.m. in the main church building at St. Paul’s UCC Church, Douglassville. For all ages and skill levels.
For additional information visit amitychessclub.org or call 610-580-7405.
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, ext. 12.
HOPE UMC’S 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 610-777-4835.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Wanna be a Derby Girl? Reading Derby Girls are looking for “fresh meat” to join the all girls flat track roller derby team. If you can already skate, great, if not, we’ll teach you. We practice at Skateaway, 2275 Lancaster Ave., Shillington. We recommend a mouth guard.
You can borrow skates and pads from the team if you don’t have your own. Reading Derby Girls’ Wednesday “Fresh Meat” practices 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
It takes all kinds of people in the community to make a successful foundation. The BLAZER FOUNDATION is seeking volunteers who wish to make a difference to the students of the Daniel Boone School District.
The Blazer Foundation’s purpose is to enhance the education and development of the youth of the Daniel Boone School District through supporting creative and innovative programs, and developing and sustaining community and business partnerships.
If you would like to be a part of building a community invested in the awesome youth in the Daniel Boone School District, please consider joining the team of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals of the Blazer Foundation. Here are some areas that we need help:
General Foundation Support—data entry, mailings, flyers; Public Relations / Marketing Projects / Social Media; Special Events / Special Projects / Photography For Events Grant Writing / Teacher Grants; Student Program Development; Website Design / IT Assistance / Website Maintenance / Graphic Design; Alumni Development and Events.
Those interested in working to help us meet our goals, please email Stephanie Conlon, Executive Director, at email@example.com with your information.
Use your Boone Area Library card to check out the Home Energy Audit Kit. Plug appliances into the Kill-A-Watt electricity usage monitor and it will tell you how efficient they are. The Kill-A-Watt LCD display measures consumption by the kilowatt-hour, just like the elective company. Reduce your electric bill.
The Home Energy Audit Kit has a one-week lending period. The Boone Area Library is located at 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro.