Playcrafters of Skippack’s ‘Love Happens’ |Nov 28, 2015

Stuff happens. So goes the adage (okay, slightly tweaked) we’re all familiar with. But on the flip side, there is a higher calling, and it’s happening now on Playcrafters’ stage.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Nov 27, 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.

Reading Museum hosts ‘all day’ Breakfast with Santa |Nov 27, 2015

Santa will make his first annual visit to the Reading Public Museum for pictures and last minute wishes on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

‘Holiday Lights of Gring’s Mill’ returns for December |Nov 27, 2015

Come visit Berks County’s favorite park decorated for the holidays between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in December. Walk through the serene country setting with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings.

Musical groups to perform all day at Christmas in Kutztown |Nov 27, 2015

This year’s Christmas in Kutztown celebration, on Dec. 5, is slated to include an expanded set of musical offerings. Five musical groups from the Kutztown University Music Department, as well as bands and choirs from the Kutztown Area School District and area musicians will be preforming a wide variety of music including holiday songs throughout the day.

Reading Symphony Orchestra to host 2nd annual Holiday Extravaganza |Nov 27, 2015

On Saturday, Dec. 19 the Reading Symphony Orchestra will present its second annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Santander Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.

Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits at YR Club |Nov 25, 2015

Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits her “Art Quilts Large and Small” at YR Club, Parkside Dr. South and Thrush, Wyomissing, Dec. 1 through Jan. 24. The Opening Reception is Dec.

some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery’s Handmade Holidays recognizes local artists |Nov 25, 2015

The opening reception for the some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery’s Handmade Holidays 6 will celebrate small business by recognizing the many artists offering unique gifts of wood, ceramic and fiber.

Kempton artist Jonathan Bond wins 2nd at Schuylkill River Art Show |Nov 24, 2015

Kempton artist Jonathan Bond won 2nd place at the 2015 Scenes of The Schuylkill River Art Show for his new oil painting titled “Memento Mori.”

Hopewell Furnace invites the public to enjoy an ‘Iron Plantation Christmas’ |Nov 24, 2015

The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to celebrate an “Iron Plantation Christmas” and stroll through 100 years of American Christmases at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

Nativity Nite Live returns to Morgantown |Nov 24, 2015

On Saturday, Dec. 5, Hopewell Christian Fellowship will transform an area in the Walmart parking lot at Morgantown Crossings into a Christmas festival for the whole family. From 5 to 8 p.m., the community is invited to come and enjoy a festive atmosphere with something for young and old.

Welkinweir Estate opens doors for Holiday Open House |Nov 24, 2015

The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate’s newly restored pipe organ; glimpse the public garden and wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the warm estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries.

Berks County cast presents The Velveteen Rabbit - A Christmas Musical for Fleetwood Community Theatre |Nov 20, 2015

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents The Velveteen Rabbit- A Christmas Musical by Margery Williams, adapted by Karen Schultz Miller, on Dec. 4 and 5.

Primary Stages Productions presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ |Nov 19, 2015

The Yocum Institute for Arts Education’s Primary Stages Productions will be presenting Ken Ludwig’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, starting Saturday, Nov.

Garden Spot Village Holiday Train Room Open House returns for 11th year in New Holland |Nov 18, 2015

The 2015 Christmas season will mark the 11th year the Model Railroad Club at Garden Spot Village in New Holland has opened its model train room to the public for their Holiday Train Room Open House.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Nov 18, 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.

BAHS announces Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’ as 2016 musical |Nov 17, 2015

Mark your calendars! The BAHS music department has begun preparations for the 2016 Spring musical, Disney’s “Mary Poppins.”

Hamburg Strand screens 3 films in Reading Film Fest |Nov 16, 2015

The Hamburg Strand took a break from its regular programming for three independent films on Saturday. The small-town, single-screen screen venue hosted showings of “The Incredible Adventures of JoJo (and his annoying sister Avila),” “The Marquee on Main Street” and “Wildlike.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Nov 13, 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.

Crime Alert annual Christmas Concert is first for new DoubleTree Hotel in Reading |Nov 13, 2015

Crime Alert Berks County presents Peter Mayer and his 15th annual “Stars and Promises” Christmas Tour Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Hotel, 701 Penn Street.

A three-night, candlelit 1865 Victorian Christmas comes to Historic Joanna Furnace |Nov 13, 2015

From Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, visitors to Joanna Furnace will be whisked away to the Christmas season of 150 years ago, back to the joyous celebration of the Christmas of 1865. This was an indescribably happy time for the iron master’s family and the village inhabitants at Joanna Furnace.

Albright College slates concerts throughout November and December |Nov 13, 2015

The Albright College Music Department will offer the following concerts in November and December. All concerts are free and open to the public, and held in Memorial Chapel:

Christmas Carol Trolley rolls into West Reading for second year |Nov 13, 2015

Back by popular demand, the Pennsylvania Dutch A Christmas Carol Trolley is rolling into West Reading once again! Join us for our second big year!

Friends of Kutztown Community Library host Holiday House Tour Plain and Fancy on Dec. 6 |Nov 12, 2015

The Friends of the Kutztown Community Library invite you to enjoy their 2015 Holiday House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Garden Spot Village announces 2015-16 Saturday Evening Concert Series; season opens with Break from Blue Collar on Nov. 21 |Nov 11, 2015

Garden Spot Village invites the public to enjoy outstanding musical entertainment with the return of the community’s popular Saturday Evening Concert Series. The new season opens on Saturday, Nov.

Elisabeth von Trapp to perform at Mount Carmel church |Nov 11, 2015

Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, who story inspired the Sound of Music, will perform at the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, north of St. Peter’s Village, on Saturday, Nov.

The Kevin Prater Band to bring pure Kentucky sound to Fivepointville |Nov 11, 2015

Farm Country Shindig is proud to present The Kevin Prater Band on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Fivepointville Fire Hall.

Rock the night away with the 60’s Boys at SunnyBrook Ballroom |Nov 10, 2015

Eastern Pennsylvania’s Premier 60s Band returns to the SunnyBrook Ballroom in Pottstown, on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through Nov. 20. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Kutztown artists Kris Tuerk, Johanna Forte display fiber arts on Lehigh Valley self-guided Hidden Treasures Tour |Nov 10, 2015

Kutztown Middle School art teacher Kris Tuerk and Kutztown University Professor Johanna Forte are juried craftsmen in the Hidden Treasures Artisans Studio Tour & Sale on Nov. 14 and 15, from 10 a.

Doo-wop concert to take listeners on a ‘magical musical ride back in time’ |Nov 10, 2015

Street corner harmony, the music commonly referred to as “Doo-wop,” has stood the test of time like no other genre of music ever did. This music became popular in the mid to late 1950s, and here it is 55 plus years later still as popular as ever.

Hamburg Strand serves as venue for Reading FilmFest, shows three films Nov. 14 |Nov 9, 2015

The Hamburg Strand will be a venue for the Reading FilmFest on Nov. 14.

Berks County: Artists invite the public into their studios for annual Fall into Winter Tour |Nov 9, 2015

Artists and galleries in Barto, Boyertown, and Oley will open their spaces to the public for the fifth annual Fall Into Winter Tour the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

45th Annual Belsnickel Craft Show moves to Boyertown Junior High West |Nov 9, 2015

The 45th Annual Belsnickel Craft Show will be changing venues. This year the Belsnickel Craft Show will be held at Boyertown Junior High West.

Hamburg Art Alliance artists display nature art at Cabela’s Fall Art Show |Nov 8, 2015

This weekend brought the return of seasonal temperatures and also the return of a creative event: the fall art show featuring members of the Hamburg Art Alliance and hosted in the “Deer Country” gallery at Cabela’s in Hamburg Nov.

Art Show Celebrating the Schuylkill River Region Opens November 9 |Nov 7, 2015

The 12th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show opened to the public on Nov. 9 and features 92 original works that celebrate the Schuylkill River region through art.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Nov 6, 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.

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra to perform first annual Fall Concert |Nov 6, 2015

In celebration of Peter Brye’s final season as Founding Conductor and Music Director of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra, the RSO presents the first ever RSYO/RSJSO Fall Concert. The concert will take place on Saturday, Nov.

Local businesses save Christmas in Reading |Nov 6, 2015

For 24 years, the Hillside Playground Association has transformed Hillside Playground (located on North 14th Street in the city of Reading) into a Christmas Wonderland. It has become affectionately known as “Christmas on the Mountain.

Local author to host book signing during Bethlehem’s Holiday Cocktail Trail |Nov 6, 2015

David J. Reimer, Sr., of Leesport, will have a book signing at Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. The book signing is part of the Holiday Cocktail Trail. Reimer’s book, Craft and Micro Distilleries in the U.

New on DVD: ‘Inside Out’ is a unique, brightly colored gem |Nov 6, 2015

“Inside Out”: (2015, Disney, PG, $30), the latest Pixar stunner, gives new meaning to the term “emotional journey.” Amy Poehler stars as Joy, one of five basic emotions controlling an ebullient 11-year-old named Riley.

The storyline of ‘Brooklyn’ hit home with Saoirse Ronan |Nov 6, 2015

In the immigrant saga “Brooklyn,” opening in Philadelphia in mid-November, actress Saoirse Ronan plays a young woman who leaves her family behind to start a new life in New York.

WHITING to share the stage with Morgantown’s 3 Shades of Blue at Frog Hollow Farm |Nov 4, 2015

Phoenixville-bred rock sensations Coastalrise, now known as WHITING, and Morgantown’s 3 Shades of Blue, semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent 2015, will share center stage at Phoenixville’s Frog Hollow Farm on Nov.

Kutztown Magic Convention & Evening Show hosted Nov. 14 |Nov 1, 2015

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Society of American Magicians Association 92 and the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 57 will hold the 40th Annual Kutztown Magic Convention at Kutztown Middle School, 10 Deisher Lane, Kutztown.

Montgomery County Community College West End Student Theatre and Theatre Arts Program to present ‘Fuddy Meers,’ a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire |Oct 30, 2015

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) West End Student Theatre and Theatre Arts program are proud to present “Fuddy Meers,” a comedy by Pulitzer prize-winning dramatist, David Lindsay-Abaire.

New galleries to open featuring PA folk art, Berks County clocks and furniture |Oct 30, 2015

The Berks History Center announces the Nov. 14 public opening of two new galleries dedicated to Pennsylvania German folk art, Berks County clocks and furniture. Made possible through a generous bequest of 33 artifacts from the estate of noted Lancaster County collector John J.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Oct 30, 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.

Hamburg High School’s Aerial Boundaries returns to Kutztown University Choral Festival |Oct 29, 2015

For the second year in a row, Hamburg’s elite choral group, Aerial Boundaries, has traveled to Kutztown University to participate in the High School Choral Festival.

Pottsgrove Manor to host lecture on ‘The Potts Legacy’ |Oct 27, 2015

On Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m., Pottsgrove Manor will host a lecture by historian Dan Graham entitled, “The Potts Legacy.”

Reading Public Museum joins the fight to help end childhood obesity with new exhibit |Oct 23, 2015

Meal choices made by the modern American are causing a health crisis affecting the entire country, which is why the Reading Public Museum is hosting the exhibition, Eat Well, Play Well. This highly interactive exhibit teaches children and adults fun and interesting ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Oct 23, 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.