Calendar of events

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Ongoing Events

A Craft Fair on the grounds of Moonlight Winery, 2039 Philadelphia Avenue, Reading (Birdsboro), will be held on Jan. 11&12 and Jan. 25&26. Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. All inquiries please contact ridgewoodestatesllc@gmail.com or call 610-404-8159.

The Shepherds Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church offers a FREE meal on Thursday, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. We are located at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. For more information, call us at 610-273-2848 or email pastor@honeybrookpres.org.

Community Yoga: Held at Morgantown Village Library. Every Wed. and Fri. morning. 8:30 a.m., 70-minute class. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

Lighten Up with Yoga: One hour all level community yoga class offered every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Human Breathing Yoga Studio located at 3605 E. Main St., Morgantown. Breathe, stretch and enjoy being human. Call 610-585-3617 or visit www.humanbreathing.com for more info.

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program, Jan. 8, 15 and 22Free, confidential program to help individuals and families recognize and address a loved ones addiction. 6-8 p.m. at Creative Health in Pottstown or 7-9 p.m. at the Government Services Building in West Chester. Pre-registration required. Call 800-221-6333 or visit http://councilsepa.org/programs/pro-act/family-education-program/

Story Time at the Honey Brook Community Library: Join us for Story Time with Miss Jennifer, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 8 Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Honey Brook Library. Program is for preschool children ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome. For more info call 610-273-3303 or email jspade@ccls.org.

Book donations for the TVEC annual used book sale will be collected at three community locations from Dec. 9 to Jan. 17. Please drop off donations at any of the following sites: Twin Valley Fitness Center, National Penn Bank and Aromas Coffee shop.

The Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, will offer Tony Dungys Quiet Strength Bible Study for men. We will meet in the church Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights as scheduled: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10. For more information contact Pastor Bill Wisneski at 610-273-2848 or pastor@honeybrookpres.org.

Explore Spirituality at the Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike. We will practice Lectio Divina, or sacred reading of the scriptures, in which we read the scriptures not for the who, what, when, where, how and why questions, but to allow the scriptures to penetrate our hearts. You are invited to any and all of these sessions beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday nights, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 22. For more information contact Pastor Bill Wisneski at 610-273-2848 or pastor@honeybrookpres.org.

A new session of DivorceCare, a compassionate and effective program which can help people facing separation and divorce move toward the rebuilding of their lives, will be hosted by Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., beginning Jan. 21. The group will meet for 13 weeks. Participants can join this group at any time. Child care will not be provided.

Jan. 14

The Honey Brook/Morgantown Chapter of Kacies Cause will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for discussion regarding the use of Heroin and other substance abuse disorders affecting our community. We seek to remove the stigma tied to addictions. Meeting to take place at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344. All are welcome.

Tami Horst will be sharing More Satisfying than Chocolate craving God kind of talk at Neighbors, Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main Street, Morgantown, from 9:15 to 11 a.m. for all community women with free childcare available. See you there for this New Year inspiration. 610-469-0751

Jan. 18

The Power of A Card An Orientation to Your Library: This half hour presentation by library staffer Kris Hughes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. will explore the services available to you at the Eastern Lancaster County Library and the online services available to you at your fingertips through the Lancaster Library System. After the presentation, there will be ample time for questions and an optional tour of the library. Please register by Wednesday, Jan. 15 online at www.elancolibrary.org or by calling 717-354-0525. This event is free and open to the public.

Berks Strollers: After meeting at 10 a.m. at Hopewell Furnace Historic Park, the Strollers will carpool a short distance to the Shed Road parking area to begin a three mile downhill walk on the green blazed Lenape Trail. This hike is listed as moderate mainly because the trail is rocky in many locations. Wearing of orange suggested along with hiking stick and sturdy shoes. Option for lunch stop after the walk, bring suggestions. Hike Leader: Clyde Godschall, 610-913-0284. No pets.

Holistic Open House at Bee Light Yoga: Join us from 12 to 4 p.m. and meet our practitioners for Yoga, meditation and energy work. Free mini-sessions and presentations throughout the day, free drawings for prizes and discounts on gift certificates. Healthy and light refreshments will be served. Snow date Jan. 25, 2014. Studio located at 94 Village Square, Honey Brook. Call 610-273-7369 or visit www.beelightyoga.com for more information.

Jan. 19

Members of the Elverson Walking Club will meet for their annual Fire Tower Hike in French Creek State Park, a three mile loop hike to the tower followed by toasting marshmallows and hot dogs at the pavilion (BYO). Meet Hike Leader Clyde Godschall, 610-913-0284 or cell 610-413-6281 (day of the event but not at FCSP ), at 1:15 p.m. at the Elverson Deli or at the Fire Tower Road parking area at 1:30 p.m. (call if you need directions). Pets welcome. Map for directions to meeting place can be found online at http://combinedschedules.blogspot.com. This is the 12th year for this popular event!

Fireside Tales for young children and their families at the Daniel Boone Homestead: Homestead Friends and volunteers will read a few stories geared toward young children ages 4-8 and their families in the rustic atmosphere of the Wayside Lodge. Children will take part in traditional storytelling as they hear exciting tales of Pennsylvania German culture. Remember to dress warmly and bring a few extra blankets or quilts. Suggested donation $2 per child. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will also be provided.

Jan. 21

The week of April 8, 1942 was the most vicious, sadistic example of Japanese cruelty in the entirety of WWII, when 76,000 POWs were force marched 70 miles on the Bataan Peninsula of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Dale Yeager, nephew of a POW and Kunto Martial Arts authority, will speak on Remembering Bataan and the South Pacific islands in WWII at 7 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Jan. 25

Pork & Kraut Dinner at Honey Brook Methodist Church, Rt. 322 and Maple St., 4-6 p.m. Complete dinner: pork, kraut, mashed, corn, desserts and drink. For more info, call 610-273-9548.

Jan. 26

Join EWC members on a three to four mile walk at Coventry Woods Park. Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the north parking area at St. Peters Village and then shuttle to the Chestnut Hill parking area at Coventry Woods. Hike Leader: Clyde Godschall, 610-913-0284 or cell 610-413-6281 (day of the event). Pets welcome.

Nature of Things Program Birds of Prey: Learn all about raptors and their unique adaptations with birds of prey, such as hawks, falcons and owls from the Great Valley Nature Center at the lower level of the Warwick County Park Office, 191 County Park Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 at 1 p.m. Directions are available at www.chesco.org/ccparks. Please register by downloading the Registration Form from www.chesco.org/ccparks or by calling the park at 610-469-1916.

Jan. 27

The Parkinsons Support Group at Garden Spot Village meets from 2 until 3 p.m. in the Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a presentation on movement disorders by Jarod John, MD. Call 717-355-6259, or email jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org.

Jan. 28

Weight Management 101: Join Dr. Gordon Donaldson and learn how to make that weight loss resolution stick. We will discuss how a healthy diet and manageable exercise program are keys to making it a success. Program runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 6170 Morgantown Road, Morgantown. Everyone welcome. RSVP 610-286-9064

Jan. 30

Tel Hais annual blood drive will be held in the communitys Chapel, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. This years recipient organization will be the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1971 that serves as a blood products provider to several local hospitals including Brandywine Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, the Reading Health System and St. Joseph Medical Center. This years message is concise: Make another heart beatdonate blood.

Feb. 1

Farm Country Shindig presents an evening of bluegrass music at the Fivepointville Fire Hall, 1087 Dry Tavern Road (Rt. 897), Denver, featuring Summit Hill. Also playing will be Chester Johnson and The Foggy Mountain Grass with Scott Eager. Doors open at 5 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m. Food available by the Fire company. There is a charge. For info call (610) 573-0797.

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