Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night |Aug 28, 2015

The Chamber announces its first Comedy Night to be held on Friday, Oct. 2 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble Street. Hosted by Comic Steve Borkowski, with headliner Comic Chip Chantry, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night will also feature performances by Jason Brown and Tyler Rothrock.

Studio B invites submissions for third annual exhibit ‘To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You’ — combining literary and visual art |Aug 27, 2015

Writers and artists are invited to submit work to Studio B’s third annual exhibit combining literary and visual art entitled “To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You.”

Hibernia County Park invites community to Murder Mystery at Hibernia Mansion |Aug 26, 2015

The Friends of Hibernia County Park invite you to an evening of “Peace, Love & Homicide” on Sept. 25 and 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Hibernia Mansion.

Studio B opens “Til Death Do Us Art”; unique exhibit features artist couples who live and create together |Aug 25, 2015

For artist Susan Biebuyck, gallery director for Studio B, the hills of her neighborhood are alive with art!

A call for singers — 3rd Annual Amity Idol Singing Contest slated for Saturday, Sept. 12 |Aug 25, 2015

The Daniel Boone Optimist Club is looking for singers between the ages of 11 - 19 to compete in the 3rd Annual Amity Idol Singing Contest on Saturday, Sept. 12, during their Community Day event. Singers can perform alone or in a group of up to four people.

Steel River Playhouse to host Open House, kick off its 2015-2016 school year |Aug 25, 2015

Steel River Playhouse, Pottstown, is hosting a free Educational Open House to kick off its 2015-2016 school year on Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30. Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 21, 2015

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Hay Creek Festival slated for Sept. 11, 12 and 13 — set to be entertaining as well as historic |Aug 19, 2015

September is upon us, and that means it’s time for the Hay Creek Festival held at Historic Joanna Furnace. Now, in its 39th year, this popular southern Berks County historic festival is an authentic traditional technology, arts and crafts event.

The extraordinary historic adventure continues at the 39th Annual Hay Creek Festival |Aug 19, 2015

Celebrate the 2015 Hay Creek Festival. Bring the whole family to Historic Joanna Furnace in southern Berks County the weekend after Labor Day. The entire 26-acre Joanna Furnace historic site, an 18th and 19th century ironmaking community, will be teeming with history, food, crafts, music and excitement for everyone.

Playcrafters of Skippack set to present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ |Aug 18, 2015

Music, comedy, and a little bit of horror blend deliciously in Playcrafters’ upcoming show, “Little Shop of Horrors,” where a unique flower shop plant finds its nourishment in the unthinkable.

Yocum Teens present Miss Electricity at Berks County libraries |Aug 14, 2015

Teens from Hamburg and Oley put on a show for children this summer across Berks County, stopping at community libraries in Berks.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 14, 2015

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Lyons Fiddle Festival returns with old-fashioned fiddlin’ fun |Aug 14, 2015

Every September, thousands of music lovers gather for old-fashioned fiddlin’ fun and food galore, which includes a pig roast, kettles of homemade soups, funnel cakes and baked desserts.

PHOTOS: Vintage baseball comes to Memorial Park |Aug 13, 2015

Digital First Media POTTSTOWN >> Vintage baseball came to Memorial Park Sunday. The Colebrookdale Railroad played host to a vintage baseball game at the park and the community came out to ride through the Secret Valley Line with the players.

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra launches world-influenced program |Aug 12, 2015

Talk about a season! Fall is that time of year when we get over doing summer yardwork but gear up to get busy for the holidays. In its own way, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is no exception.

some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery announces 6th ‘Handmade Holidays,’ makes call to artists |Aug 10, 2015

The some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery and Studio (www.somethingslooming.com), 526 Washington Street, Reading, will hold its Handmade Holidays 6 from Sat., Nov. 28 through Weds., Dec. 23.

Historic demonstrations, PA Dutch history and wagon rides headline fun at Heemet Fescht |Aug 10, 2015

Animals, historic demonstrations, kid’s crafts, antiques, produce and crafts are just a few of the wonderful things that Heemet Fescht has to offer on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fun Friday: Hit the road to find odd and unusual sites |Aug 10, 2015

Sometimes, you have to embrace the strange and quirky in your life. This Fun Friday, we decided to do just that and check out some of the oddities along the roadsides of Berks County. A great place to find such places is Roadside America (roadsideamerica.

Fleetwood Blues Festival celebrates 10th anniversary at new location, Kutztown Park, Aug. 16 |Aug 10, 2015

The 10th Annual Fleetwood Blues Festival will be presented at a new location, Kutztown Park, on Aug. 16 from noon to 8 p.m.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 7, 2015

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Lineup for 54th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival has veterans, rising talent |Aug 7, 2015

The third weekend in August in Upper Salford Township means it’s time to kick back with the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

1st Street Players take on a ‘BIG’ production in Birdsboro |Aug 6, 2015

There are new kids on the block – the 300 block of First Street in Birdsboro.

Reading’s Genesius Theatre presents ‘Hairspray’ this weekend |Aug 5, 2015

Get your twist on as Reading’s Genesius Theatre presents the ever-popular, Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” August 7-16.

Music in the Grove to host exciting August concerts |Aug 5, 2015

Music in the Grove continues their Sunday programs through August, beginning with Chestnut Ridge on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.

Charlie Zahm & Friends to wrap up Mifflin Community Library’s 2015 Summer Concert Series |Aug 3, 2015

The Mifflin Community Library will present Charlie Zahm & friends in a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut Street, Mohnton, for the final performance of its 2015 Summer Concert Series.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 31, 2015

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Fun Friday: Take a break from summer heat and explore Crystal Cave |Jul 31, 2015

Pennsylvania summers are no joke. While we are fortunate enough to enjoy beautiful seasonal weather in fall and spring, we also experience freezing winters and blistering summer days. One Friday was such a day, with temperatures soaring and humidity rising, so our family decided to check out a local site that promised much cooler temperatures: Crystal Cave.

550 performances make this year’s Musikfest in Bethlehem largest in event’s history |Jul 30, 2015

Musikfest, the massive music festival that takes place in Bethlehem each summer, has been around for more than three decades. But in many ways, this year’s 32nd installment, set for Aug. 7-16, is filled with firsts.

Free Concert: Black Horse Motel brings folk music to Honey Brook Aug. 9 |Jul 30, 2015

Honey Brook Borough’s third concert of the free Concert in the Park series will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. when Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel takes the stage.

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations |Jul 25, 2015

A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

‘ART Attack’ resurrected throughout for summer 2015 |Jul 23, 2015

Boyertown’s Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Ave., has resurrected “ART Attack,” a show of artwork in all media. The show opened on June 26 and runs through August 29.

First Kutztown Kruizz kicks off bicentennial celebration festivities July 25 |Jul 17, 2015

Plans have been completed for the first Kutztown Kruizz, to take place on Main Street, Kutztown July 25, announced Kelly Neyhart, event chair.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 17, 2015

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Playcrafters presents ‘A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody’ |Jul 13, 2015

New Years’ resolutions come in all sizes and mostly deal with lifestyle choices: vows to lose weight, cut out carbs, or to exercise more. However, when you’re rich and bored and in the midst of a mid-life crisis, your resolutions may take license outside the norm.

Fleetwood has The Addams Family: Cast from Kutztown, Fleetwood and Birdsboro areas and beyond presents new musical comedy |Jul 11, 2015

The comic strip The Addams Family comes to life with Fleetwood Community Theatre on July 23 on the stage at Fleetwood High School.

The Happy Dutchmen German Band concert moved to Kutztown Park Bandshell |Jul 11, 2015

The Happy Dutchmen German Band concert for this coming Saturday, July 18, part of the Borough of Kutztown 2015 Concert Series, has been moved.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 11, 2015

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Get the Scoop at Clay on Main’s Ice Cream Social |Jul 8, 2015

Clay on Main will be hosting its annual Ice Cream Social and Open House on Saturday, July 18, at the studio at 313 Main Street in the village of Oley from 12 to 3 p.m. The social will have activities for all ages.

Tel Hai hosts Chiquita Paints Art Class on July 17 in Honey Brook |Jul 8, 2015

Registration is now open for the ‘Chiquita Paints’ art class hosted by Tel Hai Retirement Community on Friday, July 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Instructor Jaclyn Schneider provides all supplies for the two-hour class.

WTIM: Music Around Town July 8 |Jul 7, 2015

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Steel River Playhouse founders invest in Broadway show and come out winners |Jul 3, 2015

Bill and Marta Kiesling have been involved in the area theater for many years, including the founding of what is now Steel River Playhouse, but it is their current venture which has taken them to Broadway and the Tony Awards.

Duzzn Matta Band takes stage in Honey Brook Borough July 12 |Jul 1, 2015

The second concert of the summer in Honey Brook Borough will be held on Sunday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. when the Duzzn Matta Band takes the stage to perform a variety of classic rock cover tunes.

‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture |Jun 27, 2015

Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

Studio B resurrects ART Attack for Summer 2015 |Jun 26, 2015

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, is resurrecting ART Attack, a show of artwork in all media, opening June 26 and running through Aug. 29.

Mona Lisa’s secrets revealed at the Reading Public Museum |Jun 24, 2015

READING >> In this exploration of the world’s most famous painting, “The Secrets of Mona Lisa” are revealed at the Reading Public Museum now through Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day).

Results are in from Boyertown Idol |Jun 23, 2015

East Philadelphia Avenue steamed in the sticky on and off sunshine and humidity, only mid- June can deliver, heralding the BMBA’s 2015 50th Sidewalk Expo. Early clouds and light breeze gave way to partial sun and building wind gusts as hearty shoppers braved the heat to grab a great deal or a quick bite to eat.

“Summer of Ska” Pints for Pups event series benefit pets and pet owners in need |Jun 23, 2015

Humane Pennsylvania will present “Summer of Ska” in a series of three Pints for Pups events spanning Lancaster, Berks, and Montgomery counties this summer.

Music In The Grove June 28 in East Earl |Jun 18, 2015

Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church is happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to Remington Ryde on Sunday, June 28th at 6pm. This will be their second appearance at the programs so we invite you to come to the grove and give them a big welcome.

Star Spangled SunnyBrook: Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit performs June 28 |Jun 16, 2015

Kick-off your July 4th week celebration at the historic SunnyBrook Ballroom on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

WTIM: Music around town June 17 edition |Jun 15, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers