The Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church offers a FREE meal on Thursday, 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. 610-273-2848 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 Sundays 10:30 a.m. at Human Breathing Yoga Studio, 3605 E. Main St., Morgantown. 610-585-3617 or visit www.humanbreathing.com.
2014 Schürch (Shirk, Sherk, Sherrick) Family Association Reunion Aug. 1 and 2 at Millersville University. Tours and group activities, auction including an 19th century sewing machine made by inventor Joseph Shirk, learn about your Schürch ancestors and present-day Schürchs, visit Schürch cousins and meet new ones, activities for children. Details including daily agendas and schedules, activity descriptions, fees, meals, lodging and registration forms available at www.schurchfamilyassociation.net or from Sue Shirk email@example.com, 717-394-2947.
ASERACARE HOSPICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS, needs companion volunteers in the Honey Brook/Coatesville area. Call Marlene Malloy Volunteer Coordinator at 610-321-2701.
The Caron/ Honey Brook Parent Support Group bi-monthly meetings at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike (Rt. 322), Honey Brook. Open to parents, family members and friends of those affected by a loved one’s substance abuse issues, whether active addiction, or in treatment or recovery. 1st and 3rd Tuesday 6:30 to 8 p.m. Contact Jeanne at Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or Alice at email@example.com with questions. We are also Kacie’s Cause Team Members www.kaciescause.com.
Garden Spot Village Main Street Art Gallery in May. Display entries in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Includes entries from Conestoga Valley, Ephrata, Garden Spot and JP McCaskey high schools and Octorara High School. View 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 31, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. in New Holland. 717-355-6000.
Yard & Bake Sale. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1040 Chestnut Tree Road, Honey Brook, May 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish house. Tables can be reserved. To reserve table call 610-273-3225 and leave a message.
“Parenting is Heart Work” free parenting classes offered at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St., Morgantown, 9:30 a.m. on June 8 Teaching Kids to Listen and Follow Instructions, July 13 Reaching Deep into a Child’s Heart and Aug. 10 Correction Ideas that Touch the Heart. Discussion leader is Dot Leatherman, an active member and director of Christian Education at Conestoga Mennonite Church. The 50 minute session is available for parents of children ages 4 and younger. There will be nursery care for all babies, toddlers and children during this class time. This is a great series that includes CD teaching and open discussion. All are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity so please contact our church office to preregister 610-286-9124.
EASTERN LANCASTER COUNTY LIBRARY, New Holland
Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Readers of all ages invited to read and earn prizes May 31 to Aug. 9. Youth may join anytime. Also adult Summer Reading Program. Free, fun way to incorporate reading and related activities into summer family time. Having access to books and library programs throughout the summer can lead to more reading and improved reading skills.
Events in June. Registration required for all library programs. To register, or for more information, call library at 354-0525 or visit www.elancolibrary.org.
CareerLink Job Counseling. June 4 at 10:30am (Adult)
Fizz! Boom! Read! Story Time. Themed books, songs, rhymes, movement activities or a craft. Tuesdays, starting June 3 at 10:30 a.m. (Ages 3-8)
Friday Frolic for Toddlers. Dance, zoom, scoot and hop between stories. Fridays, starting June 6 at 10:30am (For Walking Toddlers, Ages 1-3)
LEGO® Block Party Join our LEGO® Design Team! Once a month, build LEGO® creations to be displayed in the library. June 9 at 6:30pm (Ages 3+)
Maker Monday. Hang out and geek out. Hands-on, creative activity. Mondays, starting June 9, from 3-7pm (Family)
Rockin’ Out of Our School Shoes Celebrate end of school with Pete the Cat! Sories & activities. June 10 at 6:30pm (Family)
Mad Scientists. Explore science through fun experiments and activities. June 12 at 6:30pm (Family)
Honey Brook Historical Society Business Meeting 7 p.m. in the Honey Brook Presbyterian Church in the Eppihimer Building. Bring Show and Tell of Honey Brook or local memorabilia to share. All are welcome. For information contact President Barbara R. Schober at 810-273-2508.
West Caln Historical Society: 7 p.m. History & Challenges for Farming in Chester County. Speaker Duncan Allison, Former Chair of Chester Co. Ag Development, Council and President of Brandywine Valley Assoc., Communication; and Director of Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau. Free and open to public at West Caln Administration Bldg., 721 W. Kings Hwy., Wagontown.
Community Dinner. St. Peter U.C.C., Route 23, Knauertown, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Chicken, potatoes, vegetable and homemade desserts. Public invited. 610-469-9690.
Woodland Heights Garden Party, 2499 Zerbe Rd., Narvon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain date June 6. Cottage garden set up in front of Mansion with all plants for sale. Big Band playing on Mansion porch and an Art Show inside. Lickity Split selling ice cream and SaraFaye will offer soft pretzels, lemonade and southern brewed iced tea. Also hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches. Habitat for Humanity selling handmade bird houses and flower boxes. White elephant tent.
Live Music at Javateas. Bluegrass/country style gospel music by the Roland Zimmerman Family, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Javateas Café, 1 Dutchland Ave., Ephrata. No cover charge.
OneRunTogether’s Trail Blazin’ 5K Mud Run. 8:30 a.m. at Camp Sankanac, Spring City. Obstacles include water-crossings, sand dunes, waterslide, rope net, mud crawls, hay bales, and logging trails. Profits local cancer patients in need. www.oneruntogether.org or call 610-733-2181.
Yard & Bake Sale. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1040 Chestnut Tree Road, Honey Brook, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish house. Tables can be reserved. To reserve table call 610-273-3225 and leave a message.
“Old Home Day”, The Beidler Family at Work and Play 1760-1840. noon to 5 p.m. in Gibraltar, on Old River Road, just off Rt. 724. See what their daily life full of hard work was like so long ago. Beidlers ran a saw mill, grist mill and farm. Free event includes 18th century beer making and food, 18th century dance and music. Refreshments served. Call the Berks County Parks and Recreation, 610 374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Christian Acoustic Music Open Mic. 7 p.m., The Torch, Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main St., Morgantown. Open to all skill levels. Performers email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-354-6804 for guidelines.
Identity Theft Workshop. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Robeson Lutheran Church, Routes 10 and Plow Road. John Lauer, representing Thrivent Financial, will present this free workshop. Identity theft knows no age limits; therefore, all are welcome. Learn tips to protect yourself. Workshop will follow the 9 a.m. worship service, and we will gather in the large meeting room in Hoeffer Hall. Please call the church office at 610-856-7242 to register for the workshop.
Preventing Diabetes: Dr. Gordon Donaldson will be discussing steps you can take to delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes by lifestyle modifications, supplements and medications if necessary. 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 6170 Morgantown Road, Morgantown. Everyone welcome. RSVP 610-286-9064.
Living with Loss support group will focus on “Lessons Learned From Loss” 10 to 11 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6010 or email email@example.com.
Twin Valley Community hosts Father-Daughter Dance “A Night With Your Knight.” 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Holiday Inn, Morgantown Ballroom. There is cost for one daddy/daughter couple and minimal additional fee with each additional daughter. A memorable evening for dad, granddad, stepdad or that special man to show off his special girl or girls. Young ladies should dress in their best spring attire; business formal or suits for the men. To reserve spot, email TwinValleyFatherDaughterDance@gmail.com.
West Nantmeal Township’s “Family Night in the Park.” West Nantmeal Historical Commission sponsors “Family Night in the Park” 5 to 7 p.m. in park adjacent to Township building. Township supervisors will be on hand to dedicate the park’s new playground equipment. There will be a movie and free ice cream for the first 200 attendees, courtesy of Turkey Hill. Historical Commission is raising money to repair Township’s stone walls, so donations will be gladly accepted.
Chicken Barbecue. Goodwill United Methodist Church, 148 Church Road, Elverson. Serving from noon until 5 p.m. or until sold out. Call 610-942-4821.
Valley Ponds Community Association garage sales in Morgantown 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. (rain date is June 14) throughout the associations that surround Valley Ponds Dr. (including Briarcrest, Country Meadows, Heatherbrook, and Brittany Estates).
Women of God Ministries. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Torch Community Center, Clock Tower Plaza, 2826 Main Street (Rt. 23) Morgantown. Fellowship, food, learn how to navigate everyday life and its unplanned detours. No registration or child care. Offering will be received. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paperback Book Sale & Children’s Book Sale. Friends of the Honey Brook Community Library host annual paperback book sale, parking lot of library, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bag sale. Selection of children’s book for sale. All donations to Friends of the Honey Brook Community Library are used to support library programs and special events.
Blessing of the Motorcycles Sunday. Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, corner of Routes 322 and 897 in East Earl. Worship 10 a.m. We provide a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Kick Stands are up at 12:30 p.m. “Children’s Miracle Network” motorcycle ride will be a benefit ride in honor of Mikey Zook, 10, of New Holland, who was born in the NICU at Hershey Medical Center with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The left side of Mikey’s heart stopped developing at six weeks invitro. He has had three open heart surgeries, doctors rerouted his veins and arteries to work from the right side of his heart. Mikey will eventually need a heart transplant. Donations welcome at registration table upon arrival. Checks made out to Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church with CMN noted in the memo. For more info: call Pastor Kris at 717-354-5573.
J.Maki Winery Wine Tasting and Tour to benefit the kids of Camp ReMix. at J.Maki Winery, 200 Grove Road, Elverson. Music and Hors d’oeuvre hosted by ReMix Dance and Fitness. Contact Remix Dance and Fitness for information and to purchase tickets, 610-913-2623.
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group will present a panel discussion on the topic of caregiver’s guilt, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6076.
Low Vision Support Group, which participates with the National Macular Degeneration Support Group, will discuss creative ways to cope with low vision 3 p.m. in the Garden South Conference Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Call 717-355-6259.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. 4 to 7 p.m., Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. Hot dog and barbecue sandwiches available along with strawberries, cake and ice cream. Donation only.
Parkinson’s Support Group at Garden Spot Village 2 to 3 p.m. in the Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, to discuss services and resources available to persons with Parkinson’s and their families. Call 717-355-6259, or email email@example.com.
Twin Valley Relay for Life at Twin Valley High School June 13 to 14.
National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum Garden Party: Scholarship Presentation and Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation. 6 p.m. Food, drink and music on grounds of Lukens National Historic District, 50 S. 1st Ave., Coatesville. www.steelmuseum.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610-384-9282.
BERKS COUNTY’S BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR—June 13 to 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, travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc) the businesses have planned. Plus, each place gives a coupon. Purchase tickets, $1 per ticket is donated to Greater Berks Food Bank. 717-721-1750 www.bestkeptsecretstour.com
ELANCO june events
Science Fiction Movie Monday. Free science fiction movies & snacks. Title TBA. June 16 at 1pm (Family)
Teen Book Club Read any book. We’ll talk about books and eat snacks. June 16 at 7pm. (Grades 6-12)
Story Time with Cylo Lancaster Barnstormers mascot visits. June 17 at 10:30am (All ages)
Book Bingo Play Bingo, win books, June 17 at 2pm (Family)
Grossology 101 Make fake snot, learn about how germs spread and eat disgusting treats. Gross-out contest. June 18 at 2pm (Grades 4-8)
Super Readers Council Book club for kids! Read any book; bring it along for discussion & fun. June 18 at 7pm (Ages 8-12)
All Aboard! Inclusive Sensory Story Time for Children with Special Needs. New interactive, sensory story time designed for children with special needs. Stories, songs and activities. Held when library is closed for a calmer environment. A time for free play will follow. June 19 at 9am (best for ages 2-6)
Teen Time Travel to the 1960s. Make tie-dye shirts, listen to groovy music and make a lava lamp craft. Bring a white 100% cotton t-shirt to dye. June 20 at 6:30pm. (Grades 6-12)
NASA “The Moon: Cosmic Decoder Ring” exhibit. The Moon’s craters are a decoding tool that has allowed us to understand the planets in our solar system. See it June 23-27.
Space Out! Learn about the geology and history of the moon and observe actual moon rocks and soil samples provided by NASA. June 23 at 2pm (Grades 4-8)
EUREKA! Great Moments in Science Family Stages actors bring to life Galileo, Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, George Washington Carver & Marie Curie in combination with lots of humor and history. June 26 at 10:30am (Ages 4+)
Bottle Biology Explore the natural world by reusing plastic bottles. Learn techniques for collecting, cleaning, cutting and joining bottles. We will then use the bottles for science experiments and ecosystem observations. Please bring a 2-liter plastic bottle. June 26 at 6:30pm (Grades K-8)
Songs with Kelly Musician and educator Kelly Good sings songs for preschoolers, reinforcing basic letter and number concepts. June 27 at 10:30 am (Preschool)
Fizz Boom Read! Honey Brook Community Library Summer Reading Club
June 7 – August 16, 2014
Pick up your Summer Reading package at the Honey Brook library, register, and start reading! Keep track of your reading on the reading log & earn book bucks to redeem for prizes. Book Bucks can be redeemed through Sept. 6.
Let’s Read Math. Mondays June 23 – July 28 at 1-2 pm. For grades 1-3. A math program designed to intertwine a short story with games & interactive ways to use math skills. A fine way for children grades 1-3 to keep their math skills fresh during the summer months. Registration required.
Mom & Daughter Nail Nights. Tuesdays July 8 & Aug 5 at 6 - 6:45 pm. For ages 4 - teen. Join us for a beautiful summer mani/pedi look for Moms & Daughters. We supply the nail polish, stickers & ideas. Please come with unpolished nails. Registration is required.
Gaming Night. July 22 at 7-9 pm. For ages 8-18. Bring along your DS, IPads, or any hand held game system, or take a turn on our Xbox Kinect. Registration is required.
Doctor Who Club. Tuesdays June 17, July 1, 15, 29 & Aug 12, 6 – 7pm. For tweens, teens, & adults. Who is your favorite Doctor?? Join us every other Tuesday evening this summer to discuss, debate, watch, & sometimes craft all about Doctor Who. Registration is required.
Stories in the Shade with Miss Jennifer. Wednesdays July 2 - Aug. 6 at 10-11am. For ages 2-5. Join Miss Jennifer for stories, songs, and crafts outside when weather permits. Bring a blanket for sitting in the grass. Designed for preschoolers, but all ages welcome!
Nature Thursdays. July 10 – August 7 at 10 – 11 am. For ages K – 8 th grade. July 10 & 24, & Aug. 7 is Phil Witman bringing his bugs, reptiles, and animals. On July 17 is Marty Howe who will be discussing telescopes & the solar system. July 31 – Scott Frederick “Furbearing Critters”. Registration is required.
Teen Book Discussion with Danielle. Thursdays July 10 – August 7 at 7 – 8 pm Our volunteer Danielle discusses what’s new and awesome in YA books. Come ready to discuss what you have read recently. For teens. Registration is required.
Sewing with Ms. Nancy. Fridays June 27 – Aug. 8 at 10:30 am - Noon For ages 10 through adult. Join Ms Nancy in making a variety of sewing projects this summer. This program is for adults and young adults ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Library is closed July 4.
Fundamentals of Drawing. Aug.t 7 & 14 at 3 to 4 p.m. For ages 8 & up. Join us for drawing lessons instructed by Beverly Karlsson. She will teach children the fundamentals using a pencil & pen and ink to create still life drawings. This class is best suited for children ages 8 and older. Registration is required.
Hiking the American Discovery Trail. Join Jim Shaner on Aug. 19 from 6 -7 pm as he shows pictures and discusses his adventures of his walk across America journeys. For adults. Registration is required.