Colonial Cooking Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor set for Nov. 5-6 |Oct 22, 2016

Learn about colonial hospitality at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6, during “At Table with Mrs. Potts: A Georgian Dining Experience.” Historic foodways expert Niel V.

ON TAP |Oct 21, 2016

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Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen Fine Arts & Crafts Festival set for Oct. 29-30 |Oct 21, 2016

The 67th Annual Juried Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Festival and Sale by the largest Craft Guild in Pennsylvania runs Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.

Playcrafters present ‘The Hollow’ by Agatha Christie |Oct 21, 2016

A classic English country home outside of London in the 40s is the setting of Playcrafters’ next stage play, “The Hollow,” first written as a novel in 1946 by the brilliant and famed queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.

Forge Theatre presents ‘The Addams Family’ — a musical |Oct 20, 2016

From the imagination of Charles Addams, to the pages of The New Yorker, to television screens, to the big screen, to the Broadway stage, The Addams Family has captured our hearts and secured a place in Americana right alongside Lil’ Abner and Peanuts.

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents ‘Love , Sex and the IR$’ Oct. 20-30 |Oct 20, 2016

Love and laughter take the stage when Fleetwood Community Theatre presents “Love, Sex and The IR$,” by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, Oct. 20 through Oct. 30. This 8 character play, directed by Brian Miller, with all the great comedy elements: mistaken identity, a love triangle, and of course deception will take the stage in Kutztown at 201 E.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 19 edition |Oct 18, 2016

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

Festival celebrates Mouns Jones 300th Anniversary |Oct 14, 2016

DOUGLASSVILLE >> The Mouns Jones 300th Anniversary will be celebrated by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County with an exciting living history event at Morlatton Village. Costumed volunteers will demonstrate a variety of eighteenth and early nineteenth century crafts and trades and visitors can enjoy tours of the buildings in Morlatton Village.

3 unique aircraft found at the American Helicopter Museum |Oct 14, 2016

WATCH: ‘Incomparable’ Golden Rams Marching Band ‘Paint it Black’ |Oct 13, 2016

The Golden Rams Marching Band call themselves “Incomparable,” and for good reason. The band performs regularly at West Chester University football games, numerous exhibition events throughout the region and at special events for the university and community.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 12 edition |Oct 12, 2016

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

Miller Center of the Arts hosts sold-out performance of ‘South Pacific’ |Oct 10, 2016

The Miller Center for the Arts in Reading hosted Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” Oct. 2. Brickhouse Theater and The Reading Pops Orchestra collaboration contributed to a sold-out performance.

William Shatner’s one-man show makes its regional debut |Oct 5, 2016

Now 85 years old, William Shatner seemed a little offended when asked if there was any one thing he’d most like to change about his life.

Hay Creek Apple Festival . . . Eat like you haven’t eaten in 200 years! |Oct 5, 2016

Morgantown >> Joanna Furnace ironworks celebrates an old-fashioned apple harvest during the Hay Creek Apple Festival, the second weekend in October, Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Oct 5, 2016

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

SALT recreates the magic of ‘The Wizard of OZ’ |Oct 5, 2016

Follow the yellow brick road to SALT Performing Arts this October. The beloved family musical adventure, “Wizard of Oz” is the finale to SALT’s current season, running Oct. 14-30.

‘A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum’ comes to Reading |Oct 5, 2016

A really funny thing will be happening in Reading when Genesius Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s joyous and hysterical musical romp through Rome, ““A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”Oct.

Nationally touring art quilt exhibit comes to Pottstown |Oct 5, 2016

Montgomery County Community College, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will present a traveling juried art quilt exhibit, “Piecing Together a Changing Planet,” which illustrates how pollution and climate change have affected national parks.

REVIEW: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Steel River in Pottstown |Oct 3, 2016

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is quite unlike anything I have ever seen -- it’s a multilayered comedy with a gifted ensemble cast and lots of one-liners that have double, sometimes triple, meanings.

Can’t-miss for Minecraft enthusiasts: Minefaire debuts in Oaks |Oct 3, 2016

Who’s up for setting some Guinness World Records?

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Fun for all — including an Oktoberfest featuring a Hasselhoff-Off competition |Sep 30, 2016

Bounty of good times Mennonite Heritage Center: The 43rd annual Apple Butter Frolic on Oct. 1 begins with a pancake and apple sausage breakfast 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Frolic runs 9:30 a.

Rock Music Menu: Robert Plant joins Lampedusa tour, Philly date |Sep 29, 2016

Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and more for select dates on the Lampedusa tour, including a show at the Merriam Theater Oct. 19.

Travis Wetzel Trio will liven up the Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

Farm Country Shindig opens its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring “The Travis Wetzel Trio” at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall.

Berks County Art show to celebrate 35 years in business |Sep 29, 2016

Greshville Antiques and Fine Art, Route 562 near Boyertown, will present the Annual Berks County Art Show Oct. 2 through 9, held in honor of the milestone anniversary of 35 years in business.

Experience Adele, A Live Tribute Show to benefit theater |Sep 29, 2016

Our Town Foundation hosts award winning singer, Andrea Taylor, in her iconic performance of “Experience Adele”, a phenomenal live tribute of the popular singer Adele, at the Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th St.

‘Long Island Medium’ coming to Liacouras Center in Philadelphia |Sep 28, 2016

“Don’t be discouraged because I’m at such a large venue. I’m not on stage the whole time,” Theresa Caputo said in a phone interview about her upcoming “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience” tour date at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

Kempton artist Jonathan Bond hosts Farm Tour art show Oct. 15 |Sep 24, 2016

Artist Jonathan Bond of Kempton will present Farm Tour on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his gallery in Kempton. The show will feature Bond’s original works and limited edition prints.

Studio B announces opening of ‘Out of the Woods’ |Sep 21, 2016

Studio B Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Out of the Woods,” an exhibit featuring artwork created by two of the gallery’s favorite artists: Sandra and Bob Wood.

Young Berks County performers rocked ‘Camp Rock’ |Sep 21, 2016

The thing I love most about youth productions like Reading Civic Theatre’s “Camp Rock,” is the energy and positivity that young performers bring to the stage – and the audience.

Playcrafters brings ‘Next to Normal’ to area theater fans |Sep 16, 2016

You may often wonder … is it normal to forget your keys or where you parked? Or the name of the person to whom you were just introduced ten minutes ago? What passes for normal these days anyway? While the boundaries of normal may be flexible, there is ultimately a tipping point when the fence begins to splinter and crack, and it’s the theme of Playcrafters’ upcoming production when the spotlight falls on the topic of mental illness in “Next to Normal” — an engaging and emotionally charged, multi award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt.

Lauralynn White guest speaker at September Pottstown Area Artists Guild Meeting |Sep 16, 2016

The Pottstown Area Artists Guild will host its first meeting of the 2016-2017 year

September offers musicals and more at area theaters |Sep 15, 2016

There’s a lot coming up this month in area theaters. From family shows to thrillers to Broadway hits – there’s something for just about everyone. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Talisman Players, Kutztown, present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ |Sep 14, 2016

Talisman Players, Kutztown, present “Fiddler on the Roof” at Schaeffer Auditorium of Kutztown University from Sept. 23 to 25.

WTIM: Music Around Town Sept. 14 edition |Sep 14, 2016

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

New exhibit focuses on Ben Austrian |Sep 14, 2016

READING >> The Reading Public Museum is presenting a focus exhibition in The Museum’s Auditorium dedicated to the Berks County artist, Ben Austrian (1870 –1921).

HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital to host Strokes for Stroke Art Therapy |Sep 14, 2016

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital invite stroke survivors, their caregivers and therapists to take part in the Strokes for Stroke art therapy painting class on Saturday, Sept.

Navajo textiles on view in museum’s North American Indian gallery |Sep 14, 2016

READING >> An exhibition of traditional, hand-made wool blankets from the Navajo nation, is currently on display at the Reading Public Museum.

Northampton Community College offers talk about the ‘feisty’ founder of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary |Sep 14, 2016

Learn about Rosalie Edge, the feisty New York socialite and suffragist who filed suit against the National Association of Audubon Societies to get them to do more to protect birds and wildlife. She later founded Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world’s first refuge for birds of prey.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: From Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square to art festivals in Lansdowne and Doylestown |Sep 8, 2016

Looking to the east St. Mary and St. Kyrillos Coptic Orthodox Church: Middle Eastern food, prizes and games are some of the highlights of the Christian Egyptian Festival, held 11 a.m. to 8 p.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance to turn it up a notch in Chester |Sep 7, 2016

Sure, it gets lively at Talen Energy Stadium for Philadelphia Union home matches, but nothing quite as intense as this.

Honey Brook Borough hosts final concert of summer on Sept. 11 |Sep 1, 2016

Honey Brook Borough hosts its final concert of the summer on Sept. 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Honey Brook Park.

Studio B announces ‘Transitory Collective’ exhibit |Aug 30, 2016

“Transitory Collective,” a show of woodcut and linoleum prints by 11 local artists known for their work in other disciplines, is coming to Studio B in Boyertown. The exhibit from their first print exchange opens Thursday, Sept.

33rd annual Lyons Fiddle Festival anticipated to attract 3,000 music lovers |Aug 30, 2016

What first began in 1983 with a budget of $300, a borrowed hay wagon, homemade food, and some of the finest fiddling, has now grown to an average of 3,000 music lovers.

Kiss goes back to its small market roots on latest tour |Aug 24, 2016

As far as Gene Simmons is concerned, Kiss is back on the road because that’s just what the band does.

WTIM: Music Around Town Aug. 24 edition |Aug 19, 2016

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 celebrates 40th anniversary Sept. 9-11 |Aug 18, 2016

The excitement is growing for 2016 40th anniversary celebration of the Hay Creek Festival. The entire event has been restructured to enhance the visits of the thousands of guests who will experience the 18th and 19th centuries at Joanna Furnace Iron Works and its community.

21th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival celebrates hot and spicy Sept. 9 & 10 |Aug 12, 2016

The 21th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival celebrates the chile pepper on Friday and Saturday Sept. 9 and 10 at Bill DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers.

‘In the Heights’ is a new high point for Genesius Theatre in Reading |Aug 11, 2016

All I can say is wow — this was the best show I’ve seen all summer and maybe all year. The setting is the Hispanic Washington Heights community in New York, but the themes and characters are universal.

At the Movies with Rodeo Marie Hanson: 4 popcorn boxes for ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ |Aug 9, 2016

What do our pets do when we leave home to go to school or work in the morning?

Review: For a good time, visit ‘The Addams Family’ at Birdsboro Community Theater |Aug 8, 2016

If you loved the TV show “The Addams Family,” you just might die laughing at the delightfully dark musical comedy of the same name.