April events coming up in the Boyertown area

Easter Story Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 12

To be held at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday at Huff’s Union Church in Hereford township. Come to Chapel (across st. from church building) lower level to hear the story of Jesus’ week before Easter, receive treat and gift, then hunt eggs. Rain or shine. Contact persons: Joanne Benfield, e-mail: jobenfield@dejazzd.com or Pastor Jane Kropa, 610-845-2626 (krosmart@enter.net).

Boyertown Lions Chicken Bar-B-Q

Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boyertown Lions Chicken Bar-B-Q with chicken by Kauffman’s. $9 per bake. Pick Up at the Boyertown Ambulance Building, 2 E. 2nd St., Boyertown. For advance tickets call Lion Gary at 610-468-4788.

Spring Clean-Up Day at the Community Pool

Saturday, April 12

To be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers Needed - Bring your wheelbarrows, rakes, work gloves & shovels. This event will be held at the Boyertown Community Park, 419 S. Madison Street, Boyertown. Contact Kathy Undercuffler at 610-369-9622 ext 127 or kundercuffler@philaymca.org

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 13

Boyertown Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Boyertown Community Park, S. Madison Street, Boyertown. Free for toddlers and children up to 12 years of age. Prizes. This event begins at 3 p.m.

Lions Club

Monday, April 14

The Boyertown Lions Club will be visiting the Bally Lions Club at 6 p.m. at the Bally Main Street Pub. There will be no regular Thursday meeting this week.

Coming out of Hibernation

Saturday, April 19

Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) is hosting the Coming Out of Hibernation event on Saturday, April 19th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on East Philadelphia Avenue between Washington and Chestnut Streets. Join Building a Better Boyertown and the promotions committee for a day of family activities on East Philadelphia Avenue, rain or shine.

Historic Haunted Walk

Saturday, April 26

Sponsored by the Boyertown Area Historical Society, participants will meet at 8 PM at 43 S. Chestnut St, Boyertown. Reservations are suggested. Call 610 367 5255. or email boyertownhistory.office@windstream.net.

Alumni band concert

The Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit will present its 38th annual Spring Concert on Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Boyertown Junior High West, 2nd and Madison streets. This year’s concert will honor the Pottstown Band, which donated its music library to the unit.

Selections are expected to include “National Game March,” “Pop and Rock Legends: The Mamas and the Papas,” “12th Street Rag,” “Guadalcanal March,” “Amparito Roca,” “On The Mall March,” “Fanfare For The Glorious Naycart” and “Trombone King.” The concert will also have featured performances, surprises and performances by the band front.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and can be purchased at Crown Card and Candy Shoppe, 183 Holly Road, Gilbertsville. They will be available at the door. For more information on the group, visit bamu.webs.com.

Boyertown Earthfest

Saturday, April 26

To be held at the Community Park in Boyertown from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tree & Flower sale, Nature tour, Free evergreen tree seedlings & info, Yard Sale, Food & Bake sale. YMCA Healthy Kids day. Award Presentations for contest at 12 noon. Trash-To-Treasure Contest. Contact: Lori Carnes, Boyertown Park & Recreation Board. 610-369-812.

Paranormal Investigation

Sunday, April 27

Sponsored by the Boyertown Area Historical Society. Participants will meet at 8 PM at The Other Farm Brewery, 128 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. Reservations are required. Call 610 367 5255 or email boyertownhistory.office@windstream.net.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are the backbone of the Meals on Wheels program. Drivers pick up meals at a Multi-Service and then follow the specific route guidance provided, delivering meals to the recipients along the way. Sometimes volunteers team up in twos, with one driving and the other taking the meal into the recipient.

We are in need of volunteers, especially in the summer months. If you have a day or several days during a month to volunteer we would truly appreciate it. Please contact Diane Joyce at djoyce@boyertownareamulti-service.org or call 610-367-6957 and ask for Diane.

BINGO Walking

For Seniors is free to all seniors (62+). To be held Wednesday, April 16, May 21, June 18, September 17, and October 15 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Boyertown Area Sr. High School, Memorial Stadium Track 120 North Monroe Street, Boyertown. When you arrive, you will receive a BINGO card and for each quarter lap you walk around the track, you will get to pull a BINGO number for your own personal card and mark your number. When you receive 5 in a row you get to choose a prize from our Prize Table. Prizes include: gift certificates, household goods and healthy living items. Please contact me with questions or concerns at BoyertownWellness@yahoo.com or 610-334-3710.

Designer Bag Bingo

Designer Bag Bingo sponsored by the Relay For Life of Boyertown at Keystone Fire Company, Spring & Walnut Sts., Boyertown. Bags include Vera Bradley, Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Burke, etc. To be held on May 4 – Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 in advance if purchase 4/14/14 by calling Stacy at 610-970-6263. Ticket can be purchased at R&R Transmissions, 253 W High St Pottstown or Merkel’s Shoe Barn Rt. 73 Gilbertsville, Pa All tickets sold in advance will get FREE Early Bird. Extra games, specials, raffles, Chinese Auction and food available.

‘Caregiver of Veterans’ Resource Workshop

The Center at Spring Street will be holding a Resource Workshop for those caring for veterans. It will be held on April 3, at 6 p.m. This program is free and open to all veterans and their families. Please call The Center at 610-367-2313 to register in advance.

Relay For Life of Boyertown

Monthly team and committee meeting are scheduled to be held 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.

Berks County’s Best Kept Secrets Tour

To be held June 13 thru June 28; A shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, you’ll travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon. You’ll be delighted by what you find tucked away in the countryside! Tickets are $8 ea--$1 per ticket is donated to Greater Berks Food Bank. For more information, please call 717-721-1750 or visit www.bestkeptsecretstour.com.

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.

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.

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.