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.

Honey Brook Community Library offers Raise a Reader with Miss Melissa every other Tuesday, 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.

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.

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. 28

Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, will host a fundraiser auction benefitting its planned student life center. Includes pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m., chicken BBQ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and other refreshments. Auction starts at 10 a.m. and includes hot-air balloon ride, vacation getaways, furniture and much more. See www.petracf.org/fundraiserauction or 717-354-5349.

A movie night outside with the PA Strikers at the Twin Valley High School softball fields: gates open at 7 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m. Viewing Epic. Admission by donation only. There will be a bake sale and refreshments sold.

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. 1

Parents With Special Cares Support Group meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, to discuss “Finding Humor.” All are welcome. Call 717-355-6010 or email khorning@gardenspotvillage.org.

Oct. 2

Living with Loss support group will discuss “changes” from 10-11 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 khorning@gardenspotvillage.org.

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.

Goodwill United Methodist Church will have a Chicken Barbecue Dinner at the church, 148 Church Rd., Elverson. Serving from noon-5 p.m. or until sold out. New Location: from Loag’s Corner (Rt. 82 & 345) take Little Conestoga Rd. southeast a half mile to Church Rd. on your right. Goodwill UMC is at the top of the hill. For further information, call 610-942-4821.

The Upper Leacock Township War Memorial Association sponsors its first monthly indoor flea market/garage sale of the season. Come and see if you can find that treasure for which you have been searching. Held in Veteran’s Hall of the War Memorial Building, 54 W. Main St., Leola, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

An evening of bluegrass music at the Fivepointville Fire Hall (Rt. 897), featuring Travis Wetzel & Friends. Also features Chester Johnson and the Foggy Mountain Grass with Scott Eager. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6. Free. Food available by the fire company. Located at 1087 Dry Tavern Rd., Denver. Call 610-845-3215 for more info.

The 32nd annual Berks County Heritage Festival set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, will feature its traditional treats of sight and sound with an added splash – the return of some popular lumberjacks. The festival is held at the Berks Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. Festival runs 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days. Free admission. Parking fee.

Oct. 10

The Essential Tremors Support Group, affiliated with the International Essential Tremors Foundation, meets at 10 a.m. in the Garden Towers at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Call 717-355-6259.

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.

Oct. 14

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group will discuss strategies for coping and improving life for both caregiver and receiver from 10-11 a.m. in the Village Square Concord Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6076.

Oct. 15

Watch the documentary “56 UP” followed by a discussion from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Garden Towers classroom at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6000.

Oct. 19

45th Annual Pennsylvania Traditional Crafts & Folk Art Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1327 Allegheny Road, Mohnton (intersection of Routes 625 and 568, Knauers). Some 20 craftsmen are participating this year. For more information: fiantchairs@gmail.com or call 610-856-5013 or 484-388-9591.

Oct. 20

Heritage Day & Craft Fair at Daniel Boone Homestead (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.): This year’s program features eighteenth century beer brewing demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a craft fair featuring local hand-made items. Visitors can enjoy a variety of eighteenth century demonstrations, trades, and hands-on activities, including quill pen writing, candle dipping, blacksmithing, horn making, hearth cooking, sawmill operation, and much more.

Oct. 26

Caernarvon Township’s Parks and Recreation Committee (Berks County) is hosting a Halloween Fun Day beginning at 1 p.m. This event will be held in the township’s social hall located at 3307 Main St., Morgantown, and will include a costume contest. So make sure you arrive early to be eligible for prizes that will be awarded!

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications (no syringes) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free and anonymous. Call 717-355-6000 or 717-354-4647.

Haunted Homestead Tour at Daniel Boone Homestead (6-9 p.m.): New this year! The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are offering an exciting and thrilling Halloween-themed, guided walking tour of the historic area, Bertolet Log House and Boone House. You never know what you might encounter along the way – colonial highwaymen looking for a prisoner, a witches’ lair, and maybe even a distraught Hessian soldier from beyond the grave. Tours will begin in the Wayside Lodge, transformed into an eerie haunted house, and last approximately 45 minutes.

Oct. 27

Halloween at the Daniel Boone Homestead (12-4 p.m.): Goblins, ghosts, monsters, oh my! Children and adults alike will delight in our 4th annual trick-or-treating event. Costumed children can visit the historic buildings and receive a fun treat, have their face painted, pick and decorate their own pumpkin, play with colonial toys and games, listen to scary stories and help a scarecrow stuff his friend. Children (and adults) are encouraged to wear a costume and bring a bag or basket for treats!

Oct. 28

The Parkinson’s Support Group at Garden Spot Village meets from 2-3 p.m. in the Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a discussion on driving and Parkinson’s. Call 717-355-6259 or email jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org.

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