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Calendar of events

Friday, October 25, 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
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.
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.
Homemade Soup Sale at St. James Lutheran Church, 1337 Geigertown Road, Geigertown. Pick-up Nov. 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Italian wedding, chicken corn noodle, bean with ham, vegetable beef, potato corn chowder and white clam chowder. To order, call 610-582-8220 (leave message with your phone number). Orders must be received by Oct. 26. Phone number needed to complete order.
Crafters Wanted for the Ninth Annual Christmas Bazaar at Living God Lutheran Church, 3200 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, on Sat., Nov. 9, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. For information call (610)458-5525 before 7 p.m. and ask for Joyce Ring.
Lighten Up with Yoga: One hour all level community yoga class offered every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Human Breathing Yoga Studio located at 3605 E. Main St., Morgantown. Breathe, stretch and enjoy being human. Call 610-585-3617 or visit for more info.
Oct. 29
The Tri-County Heritage Society will present a talk by Jere Brady titled “The Twin Valley School District - Pieces of Our Past” in the board room of the Caernarvon, Berks, Municipal Building, 3307 Main St., Morgantown starting at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Those attending are encouraged to bring their old school photographs and memories to share. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Jere Brady at 610-286-9488 or the Tri-County Heritage Society at 610-286-7477 or
A historical one-act drama depicting women’s lives at Hopewell Village will be featured, 9:15 to 11 a.m. at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St., Morgantown, at Neighbors, a women’s ministry. All women are welcome and free childcare provided.
Oct. 31
The Coatesville Area High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th Class Reunion at the Coatesville Moose Lodge on Airport Road Nov. 9, 6-11 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 31. No tickets sold at the door. To purchase tickets, send checks payable to Coatesville Area H.S. Class of 1973, mailed to Dave O’Leary, 190 South Bonsall Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320. Includes buffet and Moore Music DJs. Cash bar and door prizes.
Nov. 2
PA Striker’s Fast Pitch Softball Zumbathon/Grand Opening celebration: Striker’s Training facility, New Morgan Corp. Center, 75 Grace Blvd. Doors open at noon, Zumbathon is 1-4 p.m. There will be raffles, refreshments, door prizes and fun for all ages! Email for tickets and details.
An evening of bluegrass music at Fivepointville Fire Hall (Rt. 897), featuring Aspen Run. Also appearing are Chester Johnson and the Foggy Mountain Grass with Scott Eager. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 6. There is a cost. Food available by the fire company. Located at 1087 Dry Tavern Rd., Denver. Call 610-845-3215 for more info.
Garden Spot Village invites parents and their adult children to participate in a special seminar led by Gerald and Marlene Kaufman, authors of Necessary Conversations: Between adult children and their aging parents. The public is invited to attend this free program, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Please pre-register by calling 717-355-6000.
Mostly golf yard sale and flea market at Honey Brook Golf Club: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lots of merchandise, golf clubs and odds and ends. Cash and carry. 1422 Cambridge Road, Honey Brook. Proceeds from sales go toward providing free or low cost access for community youth to attend junior golf camps.
St. Benedict’s Annual Christmas Bazaar, 2020 Chestnut Hill Rd. and Route 10 (1/2 mile S. of Plow Lutheran Church). Nov. 2, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., and Nov. 3, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Breakfast w/Santa on Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. Crafts, White Elephant, Chinese Auction, Raffle and St. Benedict’s famous Fudge. Food served all day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the church, 2203 Harmonyville Road, St. Peters. All are welcome. The event will feature attic treasures, crafts, books, vendors, a bake table and lunch. For more information call 610-469-9151.
Holiday Bazaar: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Robeson Lutheran Church, Route 10 & Plow Road, Mohnton. Crafts, white elephant items, baked goods, raffle baskets, gifts. Breakfast and lunch available. Crafters welcome. Call 610-856-7242.
Birdsboro Contra Dance offers contra dancing 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.
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.
In celebration of Daniel’s 279th birthday, we invite you to the Daniel Boone Homestead for an afternoon of birthday festivities. Guided Boone House tours will be offered at quarter past the hour from 12-3 p.m. Lecture from Henry Miller at 2 p.m. followed by birthday cake and old-fashioned toys and games.
Christian Acoustic Music Open-mic, 7 p.m., Torch Community Center, Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main Street, Morgantown. Performer guidelines/dress code at and and (717)354-6804. Listeners welcome.
Nov. 5
Parents With Special Cares Support Group meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a program about estate planning and Special Needs Trusts. All are welcome. Call 717-355-6010, or email
Nov. 6
Living with Loss support group will discuss money management, 10-11 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6010 or email
Nov. 7
The 17th Annual Merchants’ Faire at Tel Hai will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering information on local businesses, health services and community organizations. Door prizes offered by many vendors! Visit the Garrett Community Center on campus located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township.
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
Basket Bingo at Geigertown Fire Company on Route 82 in Geigertown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. For information, call Lesa at 610-286-5723. No Children please, unless ticket is purchased for them.
Nov. 9
Holiday Bazaar at Harmony United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Large selection of Christmas crafts, cookies, candy, gift items. Lunch/Soup available for takeout. Route 10 N., Morgantown. Watch for signs.
The ECW of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1040 Chestnut Tree Road, Honey Brook, will be having their annual Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be craft items, “white elephants” and baked goods for sale. There will be something for everyone. Please stop by!
Christmas Bazaar – St. Peter UCC, located on Route 23 in Knauertown, will be holding a Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Stop by to browse and buy your holiday items. We’ll have crafts, baked goods, raffles, silent auction and vendors. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. For information, call 610-469-9690.
Ninth Annual Christmas Bazaar at Living God Lutheran Church, 3200 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join us for a fun day of Christmas shopping.
Annual Fall Festival and Silent Auction at Honey Brook Elementary Center, 4-8 p.m. Includes games, prizes, obstacle courses, karaoke, Jerry’s Pizza, bake sale, Chinese auction, Parisi Orthodontics’ candy buyback and more! Tickets at the door. Accept cash, check and box tops. For more info and silent auction listing, visit and click on HBEC under schools.
Garden Spot Village will host a free educational program featuring Matthew Sware, development director at The Clinic for Special Children, beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-355-6000 or email
Nov. 10
Fall Lecture, “Turtle – Washington’s Revolutionary War Attack Submarine,” 2 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro.
Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School (PJP II) will hold its Fall Open House, noon – 2 p.m. All are welcome to visit and tour the school. PJP II is a co-educational Catholic school for students in Pre-K through eighth grade located at 2875 Manor Road, West Brandywine. For information, please visit the school website at or contact the Development Office at 610-384-5961 ext. 5408.
Nov. 11
The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group will learn about the latest research and caregiver supports from the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 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.
Nov. 13
Low Cost Vaccination Clinic for Cats and Dogs at Total Dog & A Little Cat, 2992 Reading Road, Adamstown, 5-6 p.m. Free examination with purchase. No appointment necessary. Microchip available for pets too! For more information, please visit our website, or call 570-294-9149.
Nov. 14
The Low Vision Support Group, which participates with the National Macular Degeneration Support Group, meets at 3 p.m. in the Garden South Conference Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a webinar on creating independence through organization. Call 717-355-6259.
Nov. 15
Heatherwood Retirement Community will hold a candle lighting ceremony to promote Alzheimer’s awareness at 6 p.m., 3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. In addition to the candle lighting, participants will have the opportunity to read names of individuals who had or have Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call 610-273-9301 or email
Nov. 16
The Saturday Evening Concert Series at Garden Spot Village launches a new season with the Astral Harp Productions program “The Star of Bethlehem,” a multimedia event that combines images of the stars and skies with stellar harp music. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted at the door. For more info, call 717-355-6000.
Nov. 17
Honey Brook American Legion Auxilliary is having a Quarter Raffle at 1 p.m. Bring canned good, get free paddle. Honey Brook American Legion, Route 322.
A Service of Remembrance honoring those who have experienced the loss of a loved one will be held in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. A musical prelude begins at 2:20 p.m., and the service starts at 2:30 p.m., with food and fellowship following the service.
Flag retirement ceremony at Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro, noon. The event is organized by the Conrad Weiser Society, the Children of the American Revolution and the Berks County Veterans Affairs Office. The hosting organizations have many flags to retire and everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to retire a flag.
Nov. 19
Garden Spot Village invites the public to participate in National Memory Screening Day with free, confidential memory screenings, 9 a.m. to noon at Garden Spot Village. Appointments are necessary. To schedule, please call Judy Shaffer at 717-355-6259.
West Caln Historical Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. in the West Caln Township Admin Bldg., 721 W. Kings Hwy., Wagontown. The program will be Last Chance Garage (giving classic cars another chance) by speaker Lou Mandich, proprietor, historian and former teacher. Meetings are free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Nov. 20
Low Cost Vaccination Clinic for Cats and Dogs, 6-7 p.m. at Shirk’s Animal Health, 123 Bridgeville Road, East Earl. Free examination with purchase. No appointment necessary. Microchip available for pets too. Protect your pets from many harmful diseases by vaccinating today. For more information, please visit our website, or call 570-294-9149.
Nov. 22
John Landis Ruth, 83, a well-known Mennonite historian, writer and storyteller, will share stories from and sign copies of his new book, “BRANCH: A Memoir with Pictures,” beginning at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Books available for purchase. For more info, call 717-355-6000.
Nov. 25
The Parkinson’s Support Group at Garden Spot Village meets 2-3 p.m. in the Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a discussion on talking to the doctor. Call 717-355-6259, or email