Talisman Players present Arsenic and Old Lace starring Karise Mace and Christine Storch |Feb 8, 2016

The Talisman Players of Kutztown present Arsenic and Old Lace starring Karise Mace and Christine Storch as The Brewster Sisters at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kutztown Feb. 12, 13 and 14.

Volunteers to present Valentine’s Day program at Hopewell Furnace |Feb 5, 2016

On Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., National Park Service volunteers will be in the conference center at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site to talk about how Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the 1800s.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Feb 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.

KU Planetarium to host immersive theater show on black holes |Feb 5, 2016

Kutztown University’s Planetarium will be hosting a presentation on black holes, the mysterious and powerful anomalies of our universe, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, April 6. The show will begin at 7 p.

Genesius’ ‘American Idiot’ delivers a powerful portrait of the post 9/11 generation Green Day’s music reflects the ‘time of their lives’ |Feb 5, 2016

Green Day’s “American Idiot” electrified the Genesius stage Friday night before a young and enthusiastic audience familiar with much of the music.

Historical Society to present program on the Speaker’s House |Feb 5, 2016

What is the Speaker’s House? Why is it being restored? How is it being restored? Why is this house important?

‘Chocolate & Wine Lovers Weekend’ returns for Valentine’s Day |Feb 5, 2016

Looking for a sweet escape with your Valentine? Jump in the car and enjoy a day trip of winter landscapes filled with tastes of nearly a dozen wine and chocolate-loving stops along the way. It is the annual “Chocolate & Wine Lovers Weekend” with the Berks County Wine trail, Saturday, Feb.

Movie Review: ‘The Finest Hours’ |Feb 5, 2016

Coastal storms. They wreak havoc on shorelines, structures and lives. History reveals the devastation and loss during these storms. But out of destruction, tales emerge of courage and bravery. Thankfully, the magic of movies makes it possible for us to take a glimpse into the past.

Taste for craft spirits rising across Philadelphia region |Feb 3, 2016

A sweet fragrance permeates the room as you walk into the Manatawny Still Works, as the art of distilling craft spirits is underway right before your eyes. Four rows of large, aging wooden barrels rest stacked on top of each other toward the back of the room, behind a wooden bar and small seating area.

Art Exhibit celebrating the Schuylkill River Region comes to Valley Forge National Historical Park |Jan 31, 2016

A new art exhibit at Valley Forge National Historical Park explores the varied beauty and character of the Schuylkill River region.

KU professor voted winning artist of print show in Italy |Jan 29, 2016

Fine Arts professor Evan Summer has been voted the third winning artist for his print piece, “Northern Sky,” in the Premio Leonardo Sciascia amateur d’estampes print show, which has exhibitions throughout Italy.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jan 29, 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.

MCCC to host Third Annual Tri-County High School Art Exhibition |Jan 29, 2016

High school students from Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties will display their best artwork at Montgomery County Community College’s Third Annual Tri-County High School Art Exhibition and Competition in the College’s Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

‘Spirits in the Paint’ comes to Eight Oaks; Showcase will feature works of renowned local artist Jon Bond |Jan 29, 2016

On Feb. 20 and 21, Eight Oaks Craft Distillers will proudly host an art showcase featuring the original works of local artist Jon Bond.

The Paul Michael Band to perform at Reading Museum |Jan 29, 2016

Enjoy live music under the stars with The Paul Michael Band at the Neag Planetarium, located at the Reading Public Museum on Feb. 11. In addition to live music, there will be food and drink available for purchase by Masterpiece Events.

Movie Review: ‘The Boy’ |Jan 29, 2016

Finding a live-in nanny can be a tedious task, especially when the job location is secluded and isolated. Even if a prospective nanny could overcome the isolation issue, she must be able to connect with the child or children in her care and be able to handle the task at hand.

Albright College to present ‘Patriotic, Iowa,’ an original comedy |Jan 27, 2016

Albright College, in collaboration with the Reading Theater Project, will present Patriotic, Iowa, an original play by assistant theatre professor Matt Fotis, Ph.D., on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., in Albright’s Roop Hall.

Immanuel UCC presents Centre Park Flutes in Concert |Jan 27, 2016

On Feb. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m., the public is invited to come out to a special event, Centre Park Flutes in Concert, being held at Immanuel UCC, 99 S. Waverly Street, Shillington, as a part of the Immanuel UCC Gifts of the Arts Series.

New art studio offers classes for everyone |Jan 27, 2016

Blush & Brushes Art Studio, located in Shillington, is offering a new oasis amidst the hectic and stressful bustle of everyday life. Victoria Parisi, owner of Blush & Brushes, strongly believes that art, and being creative, is the best stress, anxiety and depression reliever there is.

MCCC to host Annual Art Faculty and Invited Art Alumni Exhibition |Jan 27, 2016

Montgomery County Community College will be highlighting the work of its talented art faculty and invited art alumni at its Annual Art Faculty and Invited Art Alumni Exhibit, which opens Wednesday, Feb.

VisionCorps Foundation announces art auction fundraiser |Jan 27, 2016

VisionCorps Foundation is pleased to announce an art auction fundraiser being held for their benefit on Thursday, Feb. 18. The event will be held at the Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen Street in downtown Lancaster from 5:30 to 7:30 p.

PHS, Park Service continue long partnership |Jan 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The partnership between the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the National Park Service has been germinating for more than a decade and has come full bloom with the

Reading Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Valentine’s Pops’ |Jan 22, 2016

The Reading Symphony Orchestra continues its 103rd season on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., at the Santander Performing Arts Center with a special Valentine’s Day concert featuring acclaimed jazz artist Dee Daniels, led by guest conductor Bradley Thachuck and entitled the “Great Ladies of Swing!”

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jan 22, 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.

Winter Gardening Series: Jump-starting the Garden Season |Jan 22, 2016

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are offering a Winter Gardening Series of how-to topics for area gardeners on four Monday evenings in February, at the Berks County Agricultural Center in Bern Township.

2 Hamburg artists help renovate Art Plus Gallery |Jan 22, 2016

Hamburg artists Jay Ressler and Martha Ressler were among the 25 Berks County artists who teamed up to help renovate Art Plus Gallery.

Movie Review - ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ |Jan 21, 2016

Diplomatic relations between countries is a balancing, sometimes dangerous line of work for the American men and women who physically live and breathe foreign air. Challenges and opposition can come from hostile communities, especially when the anniversary of 9/11 arrives.

Experience America’s national parks at the 2016 Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> America the Beautiful will take center stage at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service with this year’s theme, “Explore America.

Fun begins well before opening day of Philadelphia Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The Philadelphia Flower Show’s colorful history goes way back, but did you know the Black Tie Preview Party marks its 50th anniversary this year?

Diverse styles to be featured during Annual Music Night |Jan 20, 2016

Join the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for a diverse evening of music from a variety of Anabaptist experiences at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Neffsville Mennonite Church. From rich a cappella singing to the striking chords of Hispanic church music and beyond, Annual Music Night has something for everyone.

Joanna Furnace hosts Valentine’s Day breakfast buffet Feb. 13 |Jan 20, 2016

It’s blustery February and along with the cold comes an annual heart-warming event. Historic Joanna Furnace opens her 2016 event schedule with the annual Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet. For more than 15 years, Joanna Furnace has hosted thousands of families to this delicious Valentine’s Day all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

Region Orchestra coming to Twin Valley High School |Jan 20, 2016

PMEA Northeast Region Orchestra will be coming to Twin Valley High School from Feb. 24 to 26. Students will be coming from 12 counties in the Northeastern part of the state.

Pottstown Family and Home Expo set for early March |Jan 19, 2016

“Ideas For Better Living,” including designs for that home remodeling project you’ve always dreamed of, fun-filled activities for adults and children, entertaining shows and dozens of exhibits all are part of the brand new, entirely free Pottstown Family and Home Expo, scheduled for March 4 to 6 at the Coventry Mall located at 351 West Schuylkill Road in North Coventry Township.

Valentine’s Day cooking demonstration to be held at Pottsgrove Manor |Jan 19, 2016

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Feb. 13 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for demonstrations of open-heart cooking with the program “Valentine’s Day, the Colonial Way.”

The Baltics Come to Berks Reading Symphony Orchestra Classics 3 |Jan 17, 2016

On Saturday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center, the Reading Symphony Orchestra continues its exciting season with a program featuring works from northern Europe and Russia.

Spring 2016 ‘Live Under the Stars’ concert series announced |Jan 15, 2016

Experience live music under the stars this spring at the Neag Planetarium, located at the Reading Public Museum. Each show will feature live music by a variety of local, regional and national artists along with great food and drinks by Masterpiece Events.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jan 15, 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.

FILM: A quick look at promising 2016 movies |Jan 15, 2016

Now that 2015 is in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to explore what’s in store for movie lovers in 2016.

Fivepointville presents an evening of Gospel Bluegrass |Jan 13, 2016

An evening of Gospel Bluegrass music featuring Canaan’s Land Bluegrass and The Zepp Family will be held in the Fivepointville Fire Hall, located along Route 897 in Fivepointville, on Saturday, Feb.

Artist opportunities open for 21st annual Tri-County Art Show |Jan 13, 2016

The 21st Annual Tri-County Art Show sponsored by the Twin Valley Rotary Club will be held on April 8 to 10 in the Caernarvon Township Community Room in Morgantown. The show features local artists and Twin Valley High School students.

3 Kutztown students named winners in Nature of Nolde art contest |Jan 12, 2016

Three Kutztown students were winners in 2015 “The Nature of Nolde” Student Art Competition. Their artwork will be on display at the newly renovated Art Plus Gallery in West Reading through the month of January.

VIDEOS, PHOTOS: The world remembers David Bowie |Jan 11, 2016

Rock & Roll icon David Bowie died at 69, just days after releasing his latest album. The world reacted with tributes and videos. Here is a selection, including the performance at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby in 1974.

David Bowie’s renaissance came right here |Jan 11, 2016

Bowie recorded his “soul” record, ‘Young Americans,’ in the late-summer of 1974 at Sigma Sound Studios, having already done six consecutive nights at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby that July.

Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg to highlight student artwork |Jan 8, 2016

The beginning of every new year brings change to the Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg. As the Gallery removes its holiday decorations, it prepares to offer its showcase windows to the art students of the Hamburg Area High School.

Fox Berkshire to offer Sensory Friendly Movies; program begins with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip |Jan 8, 2016

Fox Theatres announced right before the New Year that it will offer a schedule of Sensory Friendly Movies at Fox Berkshire for individuals with autism and others to enjoy new releases in a safe and accepting environment.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jan 8, 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.

Reading Public Museum announces 2016 Active Exhibition Schedule |Jan 7, 2016

The Reading Public Museum is anticipating an exciting new year filled with interactive exhibits, dinosaurs, culture, and more. The 2016-year will begin with the opening of three exhibitions in January 2016.

Fifty years of art by Philadelphia African-Americans showcased in Woodmere exhibit |Jan 6, 2016

You have until Jan. 24 to catch “We Speak: Black Artists of Philadelphia, 1920s-1970s” at the Woodmere Art Museum.

‘Something wicked this way comes’ as Steel River Playhouse Teens present Macbeth |Jan 6, 2016

Steel River Playhouse is pleased to announce their first educational production workshop performances of the season. A company of 13 middle and high school students presents “Macbeth: Abridged,” a shortened version of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, on Jan.

Studio B hosts CULTIVATE, an exhibit dedicated to art inspired by agriculture |Jan 6, 2016

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, is pleased to announce the opening of CULTIVATE, the studio’s eighth annual show featuring art inspired by agriculture.