Southern Berks Calendar Nov. 16 edition

Nov. 16

Crime watch: The Amity Township Crime Watch monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville.

Nov. 18

Holiday Bazaar: To be held from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at Friedens UCC, 337 Main Street, Oley. Shoofly and fruit pies, AP cakes, cookies, soups, gift snacks, crafts, flea market, and gift basket raffle. A lunch of soups, turkey and beef barbecues, hot dogs, and hoagies will be available.

Accessory sale: Friends of the Exeter Community Library will host an Accessory Sale of gently used – jewelry, scarves & purses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Exeter Community Library. Purchase accessories and help support the library. Call 610-406-9431 for further information or visit <http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt>.

Dec. 2

Contra dancing: Birdsboro Contra Dance offers contra dancing from 7:30 til 10:30 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St. in Birdsboro. Beginner instruction at 7pm. Caller is Sue Gola with music by ACED. Admission $9 for adults, $6 students. Wear or carry in clean soft-soled shoes. www.birdsborocontra.org

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Oley Valley Holiday House Tour: Self guided tour of historic Oley Valley homes, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Oley Valley Community Library. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of tour and can be purchased at Oley Valley Community Library 339 Main St. Oley. Call 484-491-1278.

Dec. 2 & 3

Craft Sale: Semi-Annual Craft Sale to be held at the Daniel Boone Middle School from 9-3 p.m. Free admission; over 120 crafters to be featured. Additional information can be found at <www.danielbooneoptimist.com>.

Announcements

Reading Tutors: Volunteers needed for Ready.Set.READ! Program; Help make a difference in a child’s life!  Volunteers are needed to tutor 2nd grade students who are struggling with reading at Lorane Elementary, Mt. Penn Elementary and Monocacy Elementary Schools.  No previous teaching experience is required.  This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour during the 2017-2018 school year. Current background clearances are required prior to assignment. Please contact Darby Wiekrykas at United Way 610-685- 4574 or <darbyw@uwberks.org>.

Garden Club: Pottstown Area Garden Club welcomes amateurs interested in all aspects of gardening. Meetings are held the first Friday of every month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Contact 610-327-2235.

Bereavement Seminars: are held Mondays from 7-9 p.m. offering wisdom, strength, and encouragement at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. Call 610 370-1174 for details.

Birdsboro Rotary: Birdsboro Rotary Club meets 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Ave, Reading.

Pagoda Writers: The Pagoda Writers group gets together from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on the second floor of the Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Reading.

Stitching Circle: The Mifflin Community Library’s Evening Stitching Circle meets every Monday from 6:30-8 p.m., and the Afternoon Stitching Circle meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. New members are always welcome and should bring their own materials. There are currently between 12-15 members who sew, knit and crochet. The group works on personal projects as well as service projects to benefit the community. Come join in loads of fun & stitching!

Writers group: Mifflin Writers Group continues to meet the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. Mifflin Writers Group is composed of writers of all genres and levels of experience. Their purpose is to motivate, inspire, instruct, inform, share and critique each other in their writing efforts in a free flowing and relaxed atmosphere. Most programs encourage pre-registration and take place downstairs at the Mifflin Community Library unless otherwise noted.

Boone Area Library

Story Times with Miss Lisa: Mondays, 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Story Riders with Miss Barb: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Exeter Community Library

4569 Prestwick Drive

www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/

Baby Lapsits – Age Infant-18 months (prewalking)

Fridays at 9:30 AM beginning September 15

• No storytime held on November 24th

• Last storytime in 2017 held on December 8th

Toddler Storytime – Walking to age 3

Wednesdays at 10 AM beginning September 13th, 2017

• No storytime on November 22nd

• Last storytime in 2017 held on December 13th

Preschool Storytime – 3-5 Years Old

Thursdays at 10 AM AND 1 PM beginning September 14th

• No storytime held on November 23rd

• Last storytime in 2017 held on December 14th

Library Scouts – Ages 4 and older

New program: Library Scouts is a learning adventure about the world around us. Some nights we will have special guests come in and teach us new things. Some nights we will learn with each other. We will help make the world a better place by being kind, responsible, helpful, and accepting.

Wednesdays at 7 PM beginning September 13th

• No storytime held on November 8th or November 22nd; Last Storytime of 2017 held on December 13th

Saturday Storytime – Ages 4 and older

The following Saturdays at 10:30 AM – Due to room constraints we are limited to 20 children.

• December 9th

Call 610-406-9431 for further information or visit http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt/

Email event listings to Rebecca Blanchard at rblanchard@berksmontnews.com at least two weeks before desired publication date.