Calendar of Events: Oct. 30 edition

Wednesday, Oct. 30


St. Joseph Regional Health Network will be offering the Helene Kosakowski Annual Breast Cancer Screening for uninsured women from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Downtown Reading Campus.

Reservations are required. Please call 610-378-2602.


The Exeter Community Library is hosting a Family Literacy Night at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to children 4 to 7-years-old with a parent or guardian. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Children and their parents will spend the evening participating in various activities that focus on early literacy skills that include arts and crafts, math, science, and reading. They will also have the opportunity to play games, win door prizes and meet and have their picture taken with “Pig”. The well known character featured in Laura Joffe Numeroff’s stories, If You Give a Pig a Pancake and If You Give a Pig a Party. Please call at 610-406-9431 or stop by the library by Friday, Oct. 25 to register.


Thursday, Oct. 31


“Light In The Night” will be held Halloween Night Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Alice Focht UMC, First & Hook streets., Birdsboro (in the church parking lot).

Saturday, Nov. 2


Birdsboro Contra Dance offers contra dancing on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro.

Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Caller is Becca Dennison with music by Whirlizer.

Wear soft-soled shoes.


The Exeter Community Library is excited to announce a delicious fundraiser that the whole family can enjoy! From 8 to 10 a.m., come to an all you can eat pancake breakfast including a side of sausage and a drink.

Your breakfast will also include a visit from Laura Joffe Numeroff’s “Pig.” Be sure to bring a camera while the kids meet this beloved children’s book character!

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Exeter Community Library, or the day of the breakfast at the Exeter Applebee’s.

All profits will help support the Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading.


The Exeter High School Eagles Alumni Association is running a bus trip to Annapolis, MD on Saturday, Nov. 2. This is a “Design-Your-Own Day” and you will be free to make your own agenda. 7:30 a.m. from the Reiffton School on Dunham Drive, meals are on your own. Departure – 5 p.m. with a dinner stop on the way home.

Call 610-779-7105 to reserve your seats.

Sunday, Nov. 3


There will be an open house at the Nodle Mansion, held by the Friends of Nolde, from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. A DVD will be shown about the Nolde Forest and the Nolde family. Creek Critter stream study at 2 p.m. Event is great for children, bring an extra t-shirt. Call Jen at 610-404-2136 with any questions.

Saturday, Nov. 9


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Rd., Gibraltar, will host a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9. There will be homemade soups, sandtarts and assorted baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, gently used book sale, crafts and a white elephant room. For more information call church at 610-582-3655.


Boy Scout Troop 597 will be hosting a spaghetti supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at St. Paul’s UCC, 1312 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville.




The 21st Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show will be held at Alice Focht Memorial U. M. C. East First & Hook Streets, Birdsboro.

Rt. 422 to Rt. 345 S. (formerly Rt. 82 S.), turn left onto East First St. Church is on the right.


Baked goods, cookies by the pound

homemade candy, gift baskets

silent auction, attic treasures

home-made soups and sauce to take-out light breakfast & lunch served.

Great place to purchase affordable gifts!


St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1136 Geigertown Road, Birdsboro, will hold a Family Style Turkey Supper from 3 - 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

For more information call 610-286-9196.



For the entire month of October Tri-County Chiropractic will be donating $5 off of every new patient visit to the Relay for Life.

Please call the office for more information 610-385-1444.


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.

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 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.


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 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.


Adopt two cats under the age of one for one adoption fee all month long at the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro. Twice the love and twice the lives saved!

Also if you adopt an animal with black and/or orange coloring you’ll receive a free bag of food!