Boyertown area December events listing

Huffís Union Church (Hereford township) will present the Christmas musical 'A Starry Night' and a bell choir concert of Christmas carol favorites on Sunday, Dec. 15.

CHARLES ADAMS BOOK SIGNING

Tuesday, Dec. 17

The Boyertown Area Historical Society is sponsoring a book signing of Adams’ latest book, Haunted Boyertown, as well as his other books, all of which will also be for sale that night. Meet the renowned author at the most haunted building in Boyertown, Durango’s Restaurant, 120 E. Philadelphia ave. from 6 to 9 PM. For information, call 610 367 0630 or email hauntedboyertown@gmail.com.

CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY

Saturday, Dec. 21.

Oley’s annual CAROLING event to be held; there are 3 locations to begin your caroling experience: Oley Fire Company, Weis parking lot and Friedens UCC. For any questions or more information please call Krissi Swavely at 610-781-4743. Cookie donations are appreciated, if interested please contact Samantha Swavely at 610-823-9762.

COUNTRY LINE DANCING

Friday, Dec. 20

To be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. $6. Christmas covered dish dinner. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club. Info: 610-488-5171.

CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY

Saturday, Dec. 21

Oley’s annual CAROLING event to be held; there are 3 locations to begin your caroling experience: Oley Fire Company, Weis parking lot and Friedens UCC. For any questions or more information please call Krissi Swavely at 610-781-4743. Cookie donations are appreciated, if interested please contact Samantha Swavely at 610-823-9762.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Please join us for a special service of scripture and carols, as we reflect on the birth of Jesus beginning at 7 p.m. at Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100, Bally, Pa. Everyone is welcome! For questions please call 610-845-7780 or check our website at www.ballymc.org.

LIONS CLUB

Thursday, Dec. 26

No meeting of the Boyertown Lions Club. Also, no meeting on Jan 2.

NEW YEAR’S EVE BEAR DROP PARTY

Tuesday, Dec. 31

The Boyertown Area Historical Society, 43 S. Chestnut St., Boyertown, is sponsoring its fourth annual party to welcome the new year from 4 to 6 PM. Bring the entire family and join the fun, cheer for the Bear to drop. Light refreshments will be served.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYERTOWN HIGH MUSIC DEPARTMENT’S 2014 PRODUCTION

The Tony award winning musical ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ will be presented in April 2014. The show is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.’ This show premiered on Broadway in 1997 and was the recipient of four Tony awards. Show times are Thursday, April 3 thru Saturday April 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday April 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and will be available for purchase starting Wednesday Dec. 4. Tickets may be purchased in person every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the BASH New Auditorium lobby. Tickets will also be available for sale before holiday concerts taking place in the Boyertown Area High School auditorium. If you are unable to make a purchase in person, there is also a mail in order form available on the home page of the Boyertown Area School District website www.boyertownasd.org.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer tax preparers needed to prepare state and federal tax returns on Benefit Bank computer program at Boyertown Area Multi-Service, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, PA. Training will take place in January and tax preparation will begin Monday, February 3, 2014 and continue through Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hours based on availability of volunteers. Please call Karen Youse at 610-367-6957 for additional details.

Holiday Toy Drive

Find a toy a new home for the holidays. Walnut Woods, 35 N. Walnut St. Boyertown, Pa. 19512, is now accepting new, unwrapped, toys to benefit Toys for Tots. Please have all toy items dropped off no later than Dec. 11.

The Greater Reading Encore Chorale

Singers over age 55 invited to join. Meets Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington. No auditions. Just need to be over age 55. For more information, call David Rutt at 610-921-2667 or just show up. Rehearsals start Sept. 5 and continue through fall season.

Boyertown Farmers Market

The new WINTER MARKET began Nov. 2 and will run through May 2014 on the first and third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Other Farm Brewing Company, 128 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, Pa. For more information contact the farm market manager farmmanager@boyertownpa.org or call 610 369-3054.

Need help? CALL 2-1-1 to connect to services, including child care, after-school programs, food banks, elderly care, basic needs, health services and more

2-1-1 is FREE and is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

To be held monthly on the first Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Keystone Villa at Douglassville (formerly the Villa at Morlatton), 1152 Ben Franklin Highway East (Rte 422 E), Douglassville, PA 19518 / Personal Care Bldg. Contact: Laura Strausser, 610-385-5002

Volunteers to Deliver Meals on Wheels Needed

Boyertown Area Multi-Service is looking for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. If you have 1 ½ hours around lunch time that you are available on weekdays, we would appreciate your help. You can help once a month or more frequently. Usually each route has 2 volunteers: one to drive and one to carry the meal inside. Training is provided. Please contact Diane Joyce by calling 610-367-6957 or e-mail her at djoyce@boyertownareamulti-service.com.

Volunteer Transportation Drivers Needed

If you enjoy driving and meeting new people, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! Boyertown Area Multi-Service Inc. provides transportation for residents in the community who have no other means of getting to and from medical appointments. There is no obligation when asked to drive, and we do offer reimbursement for gas mileage. For more details, please contact Transportation Coordinator, Karen Trout, at 610-367-6957.

Stitch and Chat

Come on out to The Center at Spring Street to “Stitch and Chat” every other Thursday evening from 6-8PM. Bring along your counted cross stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, or other “sewing” project and enjoy the company of others who share your hobby. This craft time is free and open to the public. Call The Center at (610)367-2313 to learn when they will meet next or to ask any questions. No advance registration is necessary; just drop in and have fun!

Earl Township Historical Society

The historical society meets every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at the township building.

Photography Enthusiasts

Our 2013 calendar is packed with meetings, workshops and outings. Come join us at one of our monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at the Boyertown Historical Society, or any one of our workshops or outings. For more information and to register for the December monthly meeting, go to http://www.meetup.com/Photography-Enthusiasts/

Morning Star “Celebrate Recovery” held every Tuesday night

Christ-centered and Biblical-based healing and recovery program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups.

Every Tuesday night at Morning Star Fellowship in Bechtelsville on Limekiln Road. at 7 to 9 p.m.

Any Questions, Please e-mail or call at: cr@dejazzd.com, Darren and Sandy-610-689-9099, Rusty and Teri, 610-323-3125, Wayn, 484-300-9495,katchfisch@yahoo.com.

Public speaking group

Koinonia Speakers, the newest local club of Toastmasters International, meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, room 321. Enter through rear portico. All are welcome; Admission is free. This is a great opportunity to improve communication skills in a friendly, comfortable environment and can be particularly beneficial for those seeking new employment to improve their skills and build their resume. For further information, interested community members can contact Scott Cass, the president of the new club, at 610-310-2676 or escass@comcast.net.

Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club

Weekly meetings are on Monday nights at 8 p.m., Sixth Street, Red Hill. For more info, call the club house at 215-679-4766.

MOMS Club of New Hanover Township Monthly

The MOMS Club of New Hanover Township meets monthly on the second Friday of the month. Visitors, including moms and their children, are always welcome. For more information on the chapter or our meeting (including location, time, and topic), please contact us via e-mail at momsclubofnht@yahoo.com.

The Boyertown Quilt makers

The group extends a standing invitation to their monthly meetings, held at Good Shepherd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown at 7 p.m., on the last Wednesday of the month.

The Daily Bread Community meal at the Salvation Army

Every Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Held at The Salvation Army, 409 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown.

New Hanover AARP meetings

The New Hanover AARP No. 4368 meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at New Hanover Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville.

Boyertown Area Kiwanis meetings

Boyertown Area Kiwanis meets at Woodside Villa every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. For more information visit www.boyertownkiwanis.org.

The Friendship Hook and Ladder Company No.1 Boyertown Ladies Auxiliary meetings

Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The auxiliary also has bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.

Boyertown Area Schools Music League meetings

All meetings will be held the first Monday of each month in the band room, room 410, at the Boyertown Area Senior High school beginning at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend these informative meetings.

The Alzheimer’s Association Monthly Caregiver Support Group meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W 5th St, Boyertown. Call 610-473-8066 or sbarndt@chestnutknoll.com for more information.