Wednesday, March 12


This class is offered free of charge at the Boone Area Library at 1:30 p.m. All guests are welcome to come and learn the basics and fundamentals of basic computer use.

Thursday, March 13


Come learn about creating successful kitchen gardens, with an emphasis on container gardening. Penn State Master Gardeners will discuss how to select seeds that will grow well in our climate, soil basics, and how to place your garden or containers for best results. Gardening enthusiasts with a budding interest are welcome and even well-seasoned gardeners might pick up a tip or two. Please register before coming and contact the Mifflin Community Library at 610-777-3911.


Friday, March 14


The Albright Angels and Mane Men, the a cappella choral ensembles from Albright College, will perform at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 170 Tuckerton Rd., Reading, 7 p.m March 14.

Saturday, March 15


The Woman’s Club of Exeter Township’s Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held at the Reading Country Club March 15. Cash bar, raffle ticket sales and silent auction starts at 11 a.m.; Luncheon, Fashion Show begins at noon. Visit the Exeter Library or call 610-779-6417 for reservation forms.


Beginning at 11:30 a.m., this event teaches you how to be a Kennel Companion for the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro. Kennel Companions work with specific dogs until they get adopted, focusing on the particular needs of those dogs. The aim of this program is to improve the quality of life for the dogs and to help them get adopted quickly. Any volunteers wishing to become a Kennel Companion must complete this training first.

Sunday, March 16


Old Morlatton Village, Douglassville, Pa. will come alive on Sunday, March 16, 2014, with “Tavern Times at the 18th Century White Horse Inn” from 2 until 6 p.m. A festive event including music, dance, food, colonial beverages, tavern games and a presentation about 18th century tavern culture and pastimes.

Amity Colonial Dancers will perform at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.; 18th Century Tavern Culture and Pastimes at 3:15 p.m.; Tavern Games 3:45 p.m.

Musical presentations throughout the afternoon. Refreshments include Irish Soda Bread, cookies, tavern “bites,” mulled cider, colonial era libations, coffee and tea.

Parking is free, tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information, please visit our web site: or call and leave a message at: 610-385-4762

Thursday, March 20


Amity Township Crime Watch will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at St. Paul’s Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville beginning at 7:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Tasha Isaac from Berks County Women in Crisis. She will be giving an overview of what their organization does. Domestic Crime is a very serious problem in many areas including Amity. 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.

Friday, March 21


The Geigertown Fire Company, Rt 82 in Geigertown, will host a Basket and Gift Card Bingo at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For ticket or information - call 610-286-5723

No children please unless ticket is purchased for them.

Saturday, March 22


Alice Focht Memorial U.M.C., East 1st and Hook Sts. Birdsboro, will host a buffet style spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 p.m. March 22. Drinks are included in the ticket fee; tickets can be purchased at the door. Advance sales tickets are available to order from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by calling 610-582-4223. Snow date for the event is March 29.

Sunday, March 23


Join EWC members on a 4-mile walk to the Climbing Wall at the Birdsboro Watershed. Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the parking area across from the old White Bear Inn on old Rte 82 in Birdsboro and hike in the woods or along the road to the Wall. Please carpool as lot fills up fast on weekends. Hike Leader: Jody Phillips, 610-286-8913. Pets welcome.

Thursday, March 27


The Albright Angels and Mane Men, the a cappella choral ensembles from Albright College, will perform at the Albright College Memorial Chapel 7 p.m March 27.

Memorial Chapel is located on the Albright College campus at 13th and Union streets, Reading. For additional information or disabled assistance contact the Music Department at 610-921-7872. For more information please call 610-921-7526 or visit


Through March 20


While paintings, drawings, and found objects reinvented for a new purpose have traditionally been the hallmarks of Nancy Sarangoulis’ artwork, a recent residency to work with artists and craftspeople in India provided her with another link to her artistic journey that includes explorations with automatic art, dreamlike imagery, and quiet meditation.

Visit the gallery entitled Travels Journeys: Nancy Sarangoulis at Penn State Berks, Freyberger Gallery, Broadcasting Rd., Reading. The event is free and open to the public. To contact the gallery, call 610-396-6095.


Schwarzwald U.C.C., 75 Church Lane, Reading, is currently taking orders for Homemade Easter Eggs: Coconut Cream, Peanut Butter or mixed box. Call 610-779-0850 by each Wednesday at noon to place your order. Last date to order is April 6.


Horseback riding lessons are held at Shady Hollow Assisted Riding, 959 E. Main St., Birdsboro.

Able body lessons are offered 4 p.m. Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Assisted riding lessons are held noon every other Saturday. To schedule a lesson, call 610-582-4050.


Birdsboro Rotary Club meets 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave, Reading.


The Red Cross offers a certified babysitting course for children ages 11 to 14 at the Berks County Red Cross in Reading. Call 610-375-4383 to register or for additional information.


The exhibit “From ‘I Have A Dream’ to ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ The Evolution of Modern Media” will be on display at the Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave., Reading, through Sept. 13, 2014.


The Pagoda Writers group gets together from 1 - 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on the second floor of the Pagoda, 98 Duryea Dr., Reading.


A shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, you’ll travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon.

You’ll be delighted by what you find tucked away in the countryside! $1 per ticket is donated to Greater Berks Food Bank. 717-721-1750

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