Calendar of Events: Nov. 13 edition

Friday, Nov. 15

KIDZ AND BIZ EXPO

The MOMS Club of Douglassville West will host a Community Kidz and Biz Expo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Paul’s UCC Church, Route 662 (Old Swede Rd.) and Weavertown Rd. Douglassville. For Questions email MCDW19518@gmail.com

Saturday, Nov. 16

LECTURE

A monk from the Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, will speak at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 1236 Juniper St., Pottstown at 4 p.m. Nov. 16. In his talk, “Christ and the Early Church,” Fr. Konstantin will speak about Christ’s ministry and the formation of His church. All are invited to attend the talk and to enjoy a light Lenten meal afterward, and to say for the typical Saturday evening Vespers at 6:30 p.m. in the church. On-site parking is available. For more information, all 610-327-1542.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOK CLUB

Children between 8 and 12 are invited to register for November Kids Book Club at the Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading. This is a monthly book discussion group featuring books selected by the student participants. The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Interested kids need to have read Sherlock Holmes & the Baker Street Irregulars, The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas by Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin in order to participate.

Thursday, Nov. 21

CRIME WATCH

Amity Township Crime Watch will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at St. Paul’s Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville beginning at 7:30 p.m. Crime Watch Liaison Officer Thomas Gauby will discuss recent incidents in the township. A brief meeting will be held, followed by refreshments. The public is invited to attend.

SENIOR CITIZEN SHOW

Exeter Township School District senior citizens are invited to attend a free breakfast and dress rehearsal presentation of the entertaining show “Music Man - Junior” on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Breakfast will be served in the Exeter Township Junior High School cafeteria starting at 8:15 a.m. and the musical will begin in the auditorium at 9 a.m. To reserve a seat for breakfast and/or obtain a Senior Citizen Courtesy Card, telephone 779-0700 (ext. 1029) no later than November 15. Reservations are ONLY NEEDED for district residents (Exeter Township and St. Lawrence Borough) who want to attend the breakfast. Non-resident senior citizens are cordially invited to attend the show at 9 a.m. and reservations are not necessary.

Sunday, Nov. 24

WOODWIND QUINTET

The FYVE Woodwind Quintet will perform a variety of music 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Shillington.

The group is made up of five acclaimed Berks County musicians: Julie Beth Drey, clarinet; Robin Lilarose, flute; Valerie Trollinger, bassoon; Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer, horn; and Jill Haley, oboe.

Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling 610-777-6010, or purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit Opportunity House.

Thursday, Nov. 28

THANKSGIVING FUN RUN AND 5K

Join the Berks Gymnastics Team for the Flippin’ Fun 5K Turkey Run& Kids Fun Run onThanksgiving Day at Quarry Soccer Field Park, Wyomissing. Early sign-in/packet pick-up 11/26 & 11/27 from 6 to 8p.m. at Berks Gymnastics Academy, 325 Morgantown Road, Reading.Race-day Registration begins at 7:30a.m.Kids Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m.; 5K starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K awards will be given at 10 a.m. One prize will be awarded to the runner with the best Thanksgiving costume! For additional information email BerksGym.5KRun@yahoo.com or call 484-818-0703.

Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

The Daniel Boone Optimist Club will host their 32nd Holiday Craft Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Rd., Douglassville. Call Gail at 610-385-0033 for additional information.

Sunday, Dec. 8

‘A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION’

Schwarzwald Lutheran Church Presents “A Christmas Celebration” with The Ringgold Band and A Community Choir Sunday, December 8. Craft Fair and food from 2 to 6 p.m. Music is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

ANGELA HOHL MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE

The Angela Hohl Memorial Blood Drive will be held at the Daniel Boone High School from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 17.

Ongoing

DONATE TO RELAY

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.

APPLE SALES

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 amitychessclub.org or call 610-580-7405.

CALLING FOR

VOLUNTEERS

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 admin@hopechurchamity.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 shillingtonlions@aol.com or call 610-777-4835.

DERBY GIRLS

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.

SEEKING

VOLUNTEERS

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 sconlon@blazerfoundation.org with your information.

ENERGY AUDIT

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.