Tri County Record 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 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 Shepherd’s 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 Wednesday and Friday 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 22—Free, confidential program to help individuals and families recognize and address a loved one’s 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.

The Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, will offer Tony Dungy’s Quiet Strength Bible Study for men. We will meet in the church Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights as scheduled: 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.

Berks County Genealogical Society offers GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH FOR THE BEGINNER, a series of classes to help you discover your roots. All classes will be held on Mondays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the library, Room 413 in the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. Charge per class. Bring a notebook. Feb. 3 –Getting Started, Feb. 10 – Using Our Library, Feb. 17 – Using Local Resources, Feb. 24 – Using the Internet and Ancestry.com. Seating limited, registration required. Call the Berks County Genealogical Society at 610-921-4970.

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.

Ann Gibbel will be sharing on “Praying to Hit the Mark” with Neighbors Caring & Sharing held at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St, Morgantown. All women are welcome to our women’s ministry with free childcare. 9:15 - 11 am. 610-286-9124.

Jan. 30

Tel Hai’s annual blood drive will be held in the community’s Chapel, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year’s 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 year’s message is concise: “Make another heart beat—donate blood.”

An Evening with George Gershwin. 7:30 p.m. the Tel Hai retirement community, 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook, invites their neighbors to a “bonus” concert presented by Bob Kreitz & Friends—a quartet known for their repertoire specializing in the music of the Great American Songbook. In the community’s chapel located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township the quartet will perform favorite selections by American composer, George Gershwin. The quartet includes Bob Kreitz on piano, Ed Chimenko on saxophone, Larry Bortz on drums and vocalist Ann Mariano. Bob Kreitz also joins Ann on vocals. The band performs at numerous venues throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania playing a variety of music. Their most popular programs have celebrated the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and the featured composer for this evening, George Gershwin. Selections include “Swanee,” “Somebody Loves Me,” “Lady Be Good,” I Got Rhythm,” and many more. Admission is free and open to public. For directions visit www.telhai.org and click “Contact Us”. The physical address——should be use when relying on your GPS.

Jan. 31

Community Dinner. St. Peter United Church of Christ, Route 23, Knauertown, will hold a community dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner will consist of pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and homemade cookies. Join us for food, fellowship and fun. For information, call 610-469-9690.

Feb. 1

Farm Country Shindig will present Summit Hill along with Chester Johnson and the Foggy Mountain Grass for an evening of bluegrass music at the Fivepointville Fire Hall, 1087 Dry Tavern Rd., Brecknock Township. Summit Hill is a group of multi-talented experienced bluegrass musicians/singers. Roger Eberlin (from West Grove) sings lead and plays mandolin. Roger is well versed on the guitar and bass fiddle. He also sings baritone and tenor. Ron McVey (from Strasburg) plays the old time bluegrass fiddle and sings some lead following in the footsteps of his late grandfather. Ron loves to entertain and make people laugh and forget their troubles. Tim Kilby (from Quarryville) sings baritone and plays guitar. Hwe also plays dobro, bass fiddle and sings lead and bass. Tim appeared with High Ridge Mountain Boys, Stone Mountain Bluegrass and is currently playing with his church’s bluegrass praise band, BlueGRACE. Elvin Burkhart (from Bird-in-Hand) sings tenor and plays banjo. Elvin played with The Golden Valley Boys and Stone Mountain Bluegrass.

Feb. 4

A food demonstration by Lucas Ho, Food Service Director from Tel Hai Camp will provide some help in staying in budget while preparing delicious food. Neighbors Caring & Sharing held at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St. Morgantown. All women are welcome to our program from 9:15 to 11am with free childcare. 610-286-9124

Feb. 5

Living with Loss support group will host Tawn Crowther, of Heartland Hospice, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. The topic is “healing grieving hearts.” Free. Call 717-355-6010 or email khorning@gardenspotvillage.org.

Teen Challenge. Robeson Lutheran Church, Route 10 and Plow Road, Robeson Township invites the public to a Teen Challenge program at the church February 5, 2014 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Join us for a program titled “Rekindling Hope, Renewing Life, Restoring Families.” This includes a choral concert and testimonials from young men who have recovered from life-controlling addictions through the Word of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Senior Youth sponsors the event and provides a meal of pizza and salad. A free will offering will be taken for Teen Challenge. An RSVP is required by Monday, February 3 to the church office at 610-856-7242 to ensure ample food.

Feb. 8

First Annual Bridal Expo at Moonlight Winery, located on the grounds Ridgewood Estates, 2039 Philadelphia Avenue, Reading (Birdsboro). Dates are Feb. 8 & 9 and Feb. 22 & 23. Times are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a charge per day. Vendors needed for this event are: DJ, Florist, Photographers, Caterers, Cake Decorators, Limo , Travel Agents, Bridal Boutiques, Groom Attire, Party/ Event Planners, Event Venues. All inquires please contact ridgewoodvendors@gmail.com or call 610-404-8159.

Pancake Breakfast Sponsoring: Heatherwood Garden Club. 7:30 to 10 a.m., Donation. The Blue ribbon winners are at it again! This year’s theme ARTiculture is sure to wow every flower enthusiast. The 185th Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates everyone from Michelangelo to Monet, Picasso to Pollock, and da Vinci to Dali. Support Heatherwood Garden Club’s 2014 exhibit to “the world’s longest-running and largest indoor Flower Show”.

Feb. 10

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group will discuss humor and coping from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Village Square Concord Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6076.

Feb. 13

The Low Vision Support Group, which participates with the National Macular Degeneration Support Group, meets 3 p.m. in the Garden South Conference Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Call 717-355-6259.

Feb. 24

The Parkinson’s Support Group at Garden Spot Village meets 2 to 3 p.m. in the Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, for a presentation on the benefits of exercise. Call 717-355-6259, or email jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org.

Upcoming

Free Family Addiction Education sessions in West Chester and Pottstown run Feb. 5, 12 and 19

Feb. 5, 12 and 19—PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program (Chesco)—Free, confidential program to help individuals and families recognize and address a loved one’s addiction. 7 p.m. to 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/.

Feb. 5, 12 and 19—PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program (Montco)—Free, confidential program to help individuals and families recognize and address a loved one’s addiction. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Creative Health in Pottstown. Pre-registration required. Call 800-221-6333 or visit http://councilsepa.org/programs/pro-act/family-education-program/.