Calendar of Events: Sept. 28 edition

Thursday, Sept. 26

A Spanish-speaking Sight Loss Support Group will be held at 1 p.m. at the Berks County Association for the Blind., 2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading. Open to Spanish speaking, visually impaired individuals, their families and caregivers. Reservations required. Volunteer drivers are needed to transport visually impaired individuals to Berks County Association for the Blind activities. Call 610-375-6467 to register or volunteer.

Saturday, Sept. 28


Representative Rozzi will be hosting a document shredding event at his constituent service office, 4933 Kutztown Rd., Temple. There is a 10 box maximum per resident. No business documents will be accepted.The event aims to help in an ongoing effort to prevent identity theft. Examples of sensitive documents include: financial account statements, credit card statements, credit card offers, insurance documents, legal documents, credit reports and histories. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.


Daniel Boone Softball invites you to a Movie under the Stars: Disneys SUPER Buddies!


Where: Daniel Boone High School Football Field

When: Saturday, September 28

Time: gates open 6:45

Movie starts 7:30

Pizza, hot dogs, Pretzels, Caramel Apples, Baked Goods, and Drinks, will be available to purchase.

Bring your Carmike Popcorn bucket to fill for $5; no food will be allowed on field.


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 years concert are the Exeter Community Chorus, the Kidz Singers from NorthStar UMCs 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 years 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 to purchase tickets or for additional information.


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 or call 610-385-4762. Tickets are available at each site on Sept. 28. Children 10 and under are free.

Sunday, Sept. 29


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. Well 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 Hopewells 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. Pauls UCC Church, Douglassville. For all ages and skill levels.

For additional information visit 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 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


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 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.


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, well 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 dont 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 Foundations 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 Supportdata 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 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.