Boyertown area calendar of events for February

Dance

Saturday, Feb. 1

Ages 35 and up, , 7:30pm-11:30 at Gilbertsville Fire Company, 1456 East Philadelphia Avenue (Rt73). Admission $10 includes dinner, door prizes, music by “Justin”. Cash bar. For information, contact Carol 610-926-5479.

Pancake breakfast

Saturday, Feb. 1

Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100 in Bally, will be serving a Pancake breakfast, including pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee in the Church Fellowship hall from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is a donation. For more information check our website at: www.ballymc.org. Proceeds from this pancake breakfast will provide funds for the Bally Community Center.

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Tour of Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church

Wednesday, February 5

Join us for the February program of the Boyertown Area Historical Society. We will meet at the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Father Schneider Hall, 610 Pine Street in Bally at 7 PM, where we will hear about the illustrative history of the parish, the fourth oldest Roman Catholic Church building in the first 13 states, built in 1743. It will be followed by a tour of the facility, including its Museum, and a performance on its magnificent Krauss organ by Rob Zambanini. The meeting is open to the public, free of charge.For information, call 610 367 5255 or email boyertownhistory@windstream.net

Entertainment at Walnut Woods

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Country Humor and songs with Curt Lash to perform at Walnut Woods at 2 p.m.

Lions Club

Thursday, Feb. 6

The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their weekly meeting at the Keystone Fire Co., N. Walnut Street, Boyertown at 6:30 PM. Members and guest will enjoy a Valentine’s Party.

Lectures at Studio B

Friday, Feb. 7

Charles J. Adams III, popular speaker, guest lecturer, and prolific author will discuss his most recent book: “The Making of Haunted Boyertown”: exploring and documenting the “dark side” of Boyertown and environs. This event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. To be held at Studio B, 39 E. Philadelphia. Ave. Boyertown.

Remembrance

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Boyertown Opera House Fire Remembrance to be hosted by the Boyertown Historical Society at Walnut Woods in Boyertown beginning at 2 p.m.

Lions Club

Thursday, Feb. 13

The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their weekly meeting at the Keystone Fire Co., N. Walnut Street, Boyertown at 6:30 PM. This is the monthly Board Meeting, open to all club members.

Elvis

Friday, February 14

Elvis impersonator Jeff Krick is scheduled to perform at Walnut Woods, Boyertown, at 7 p.m.

Lions Club

Thursday, Feb. 20

The weekly meeting of the Boyertown Lions Club will be held at the Keystone Fire Co. N. Walnut Street, Boyertown at 6:30 PM. Berks Deaf & Hard of Hearing will be the topic with Ken Snyder & family as guests.

Exhibit opening

Friday, Feb. 21

Opening: Agony and Ecstasy: Reflections Inspired by Our Lives. Studio B, 39 E. Philadelphia. Ave. Boyertown, 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m., FREE. This exhibit--featuring both visual and literary art--leaves no doubt: being human guarantees joy and sorrow, fear and anger, surprise and delight. The gallery showcases the wisdom life imparts in its mounting of prose, poetry, and art and in a published booklet.

Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, Feb. 22

Bally Community Preschool will be serving a Spaghetti Dinner, including spaghetti with sauce, assorted meat toppings, salad, garlic bread, and assorted homemade desserts, at Bally Mennonite Church in the church fellowship hall on Saturday, Feb. 22., from 4:30-7:00 PM. The cost is a donation. Take out is available.

Naelee Rae

Wednesday Feb. 26

Young local country singer Naelee Rae is scheduled to perform with her acoustic guitar at Walnut Woods of Boyertown at 7 p.m.

Lions Club

Thursday, Feb. 27

The weekly meeting of the Boyertown Lions Club will be held at the Keystone Fire co., N. Walnut Street, Boyertown at 6:30 PM. Michele Rittle will be our speaker on Camp Lily (Easter Seals).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program Serves Montgomery County

Next session in Pottstown runs Feb. 5, 12 and 19; When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and family recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Led by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, these information and support programs begin on the first Wednesday of the month and run for three consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Creative Health in Pottstown.

Sessions are free and confidential—first names only. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 800-221-6333 weekdays 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., or visit http://councilsepa.org/programs/pro-act/family-education-program/.

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.

Relay For Life of Boyertown

Monthly team and committee meeting are scheduled to be held Monday, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 16, 2014 Team Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; Committee follows at 7:45 p.m. All are welcome to attend and find out what Relay is all about.

Boyertown Farmers Market

The 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.

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.

Veteran’s Employment Representative available

Jeff Rhein, a Veteran’s Employment Representative from PA Career Link in Berks County, will be available at Boyertown Area Multi-Service the first and third Friday, beginning February 7th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary and no fee is required. All are welcome.

Tax help

Boyertown Area Multi-Service is providing tax assistance for basic income tax returns. Please call 610-367-6957 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Volunteer Opportunities

Boyertown Area Multi-Service is looking for volunteers to help with transportation to and from medical appointments or to deliver Meals on Wheels. If interested, please call 610-367-6957.

Volunteers are also needed at The Center at Spring Street to assist in the kitchen for the Friday morning breakfast program, the weekday lunch program, and packing Meals on Wheels. Please call 610-367-2313, if interested.

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.

Tai Chi Demonstration

The Center at Spring Street, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, will hold two FREE Tai Chi demonstrations, presented by Darryl Bryant, for anyone 55 and over on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 10 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Tai Chi is a smooth, soft, relaxing exercise utilized for physical and mental relaxation. Please register by calling the Center at 610-367-2313.

Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

Robyn Slater, Regional Vulnerable Populations Coordinator from the Chester County Department of Emergency Services will be at the Center at Spring Street, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 10 a.m. to present “Everybody Ready: Health and Emergency Preparedness Planning for Individuals, Families, and Caregivers.” Topics will include how to prepare for various types of emergencies, what to put in an emergency preparedness kit, and ways to stay connected to family and friends. This presentation will focus on simple steps you can do at home and at work, as well as regional resources. Each participant will leave with free resources, including an Everybody Ready handbook. This presentation is FREE and is open to anyone 55 and over.

The Health Insurance Marketplace Is Open

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR 2014

Need affordable health insurance? Get answers! Join us at The Center at Spring Street, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown for this FREE event by Berks Encore Federal Health Exchange Navigators. On Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 6 p.m., Dot Hartman, Vice President Community Based Aging Services of Berks Encore will be at the Center with helpful information on the Affordable Care Act. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the marketplace will help find coverage that’s right for you.

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

This 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.