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Calendar of events

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ongoing Events
The Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church offers a FREE meal on Thursday 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
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
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
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.
The Village Library of Morgantown presents its 2013-2014 children’s schedule: Lap Sit (up to age 3) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.; Story Adventures (Preschool) Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.; Author Story Time (for school-age children) – briefly discuss a children’s author, read stories by that author and do a craft, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.; Lego Club (grades K-8) first and third Saturday each month, 9 a.m.; movie night, usually the last Friday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Please contact the library for more details on its programs at 610-286-1022.
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.
Good News Club begins Oct. 10 at Twin Valley Elementary Center and continues every Thursday after school. The children will enjoy games, songs, Bible stories and verses – all free and loads of fun.
Oct. 8
Bonni Greiner will talk on “The Beatitudes for Women” at Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, 9:15-11 a.m. for Neighbors, a women’s ministry with free childcare. Come hear what God’s plan is for you.
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.
Honey Brook Senior Citizens will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Honey Brook Presbyterian Church. Bring a covered dish and a friend. The program will be fun & games. Everyone welcome.
Oct. 11
Muder Mystery Tour: The Friends of Hibernia County Park invite the public to an evening of “Who Dun Did It?” on Oct. 11 & 12, 6:30-9 p.m. at Hibernia Mansion. Help the detective solve the murder of distinguished host, Dr. R. E. Mains, to win a ticket to the Candlelight Tour in December. Call 610-383-3812 for more information. Please be advised that this event may contain adult themes not suited for children.
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
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
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will kick-start the festivities at the 17th annual Garden Spot Village Fall Festival and Country Auction, which runs 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. at various locations on the campus at 433 S. Kinzer Ave. in New Holland. Also new this year is a flea market, beginning at 8 a.m. Event includes tethered hot air balloon rides, hayride shuttle, games, and live and silent auctions.
Oct. 13
The Harmonaires will be in concert at the Hahnstown United Zion Church at 7 p.m. The church is located on the corner of Glenwood Dr. and Frysville Rd. For more info, call 717-445-6456.
Good Fellowship Riding Club, 724 Monocacy Creek Road, Birdsboro, will have a Pig Roast/Family Fun Show starting at 9 a.m. For more info, visit the website at
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.
Imagine the prophet Daniel visiting a Sunday school class. That’s the premise of “Daniel — God’s Peerless Prophet.” Voices in Praise will present the 45 minute musical beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. The program is free, and the public is invited. For more information, call 717-355-6000.
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.
West Caln Historical Society has a meeting planned at 7 p.m. at the West Caln Twp. Admin. Bldg., 721 W. Kings Hwy. (Rt. 340), Wagontown. The program will be “History of the League of Women Voters” and the speaker will be Chester County and Pennsylvania LWV President Susan Carty. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Oct. 17
Berks Visiting Nurse Assocation (VNA) will hold a blood pressure clinic at the Birdsboro Senior Center from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
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: or call 610-856-5013 or 484-388-9591.
The Caernarvon Fire Company will hold its Fall Turkey Supper starting at 1 p.m. and running until sold out. Have turkey with all the trimmings served family style!
Live Oompah music, silent auction and cow pie bingo will highlight an Octoberfest to benefit stone wall restoration in West Nantmeal. Held at the Wyebrooke farms, 4-9 p.m. Ticket includes all food and donated free beer. Call 610-286-9722 or visit
Chicken BBQ: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., take out only. Union Lodge No. 479 F&AM, Second and Washington streets, Birdsboro. Call 610-804-9794 or 484-529-3111 for more information or tickets.
Oct. 20
Heritage Day & Craft Fair at Daniel Boone Homestead (10 a.m. – 4 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.
AYCE Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Union Lodge No. 479 F&AM, Second and Washington Streets, Birdsboro. Monthly Specials.
Oct. 24
Village Library Used Book Sale: A 7000+ item used book sale will be held at Village Library, 207 N. Walnut St., Morgantown, 5-8 p.m., Oct. 25, Noon-7 p.m., and Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - noon. Saturday will feature “fill a paper grocery bag with books for $5.” Friends of Village Library will have home baked goods available for sale. 610-286-1022.
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. Tours will begin in the Wayside Lodge, transformed into an eerie haunted house, and last approximately 45 minutes.
YA Tweens and Teens Fun Night: “Seek the Unknown” at the Honey Brook Library 5-7 p.m. Join us for some monster tricks and yummy treats. For ages 10 & up. To register, call 610-273-3303 or email
Oct. 27
Halloween at the Daniel Boone Homestead 4th annual trick-or-treating event (12-4 p.m.): 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. Volunteers will also offer blacksmithing and textile processing demonstrations.
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
Nov. 3
The Hahnstown United Zion Church presents a concert with the Bollinger Family at 7 p.m. This family of six a cappella singers comes to us from Lebanon, Pa. For more info, call 717-381-8878 or 717-572-8394. The church is located on the corner of Glenwood Dr. and Frysville Rd.
Nov. 8
Role Playing D & D: Join us at the Honey Brook Library for a Role Playing Dungeons & Dragons program 6-8 p.m. For ages 12 & up. Limited to 8 players. Registration required. Call 610-273-3303 or email