Times & SBN Community Calendar Aug. 16

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Aug. 16

Program on “Achieving Your Optimal Life”: 6:30 p.m., Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown. Guest speaker Andrew Harnish will explain how the Optimal Living exercise program at Chestnut Knoll has impacted the overall health, mobility, safety and mental alertness of the residents. He will also share practical tips on how to increase activity in yourself or a loved one. Free and open to the public. Care is provided to loved ones while caregiver attends program, pre-assessment required. RSVP by calling 610-473-8066.

Aug. 16

Amity Township Crime Watch Meeting: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville at 7:30 p.m. Liaison Officer, Tom Gauby will give a presentation on domestic violence and discuss recent incidents in the township. A brief meeting will be held, followed by refreshments. The public is invited.

Aug. 16

Berks County Patriots meeting: 6:30 p.m., Leesport Market. Ron Boltz, School Property Tax Elimination; Herbert & Ann Schlegel - Monarch Butterfly’s crucial role in Environment; Mike Kamanskas - Constitution Week Observance in Schools/Government offices.

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Aug. 17

Bookmobile: 10 a.m. to noon, Upper Frederick Township building, Route 73 (3205 Big Road), Obelisk

Aug. 18

Bookmobile: 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., Weis Market Shopping Center, Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville

Aug. 18

Huff’s Church Picnic: 4 to 8 p.m., Huff’s Church, 540 Conrad Rd. Alburtis (Hereford Township). Food & Bake Sale after 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Music by Marshall’s Highway 5-8 p.m. Free children’s activities and games (10 and under) 5-6 p.m. For safety and enjoyment of all, please leave animals at home other than Service Animals.

Aug. 18

8th Annual Car Show: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Classic and custom cars displayed. Enjoy giveaways, a DJ, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and drinks sold by the J-Walkers, to benefit the Relay for Life Cancer Walk team. Car show ends with a parade of cars. Free registration for cars starts at 9 a.m. The first 25 registered car owners get a free t-shirt. A Jim Mosteller “People’s Choice” Award will be given to one lucky winner, as well as a complimentary lunch for all car owners. Event is free to attend and open to the public. 610-473-8066

Aug. 19

Dale Reppert: Kutztown, author of “Detour to Heaven,” will share his story at Oley Valley Mennonite Church, 1571 Memorial Hwy, Oley, at 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 20

New Hanover AARP meeting: 12:30 p.m., New Hanover Lutheran Church, Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Optional social time with a bring-your-own bag lunch (beverage and desserts provided) at noon. Entertainment by Neil Hartley portraying FDR. New Hanover AARP chapter sponsoring a drive in support of Boyertown Multi-Services. Bring school supplies this month. All age 50 and older invited.

Aug. 21

AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Chestnut Knoll At Home, 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Reinforcement tool to the changing dynamics of driving. Increase your safe driving skills and recognize your driving capabilities due to age-related physical changes. For drivers ages 55 and older. There is a cost. Must bring AARP membership card (if applicable) and valid driver’s license. Breakfast and lunch, courtesy of Chestnut Knoll At Home. Seating is limited. RSVP at 610-473-3328.

Aug. 22 and 29

Bookmobile: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New Hanover Township building, 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover.

Aug. 22

sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group meeting: 6 p.m., Exeter Community Library. For survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other. No registration required. Free. For more information, a brochure or current newsletter, call 717-866-2401 or email sudsspirit@gmail.com or find on Facebook.

Aug. 25

Dance: Ages 30 and up, 7-11 p.m. at Keystone Fire Co., 240 N Walnut St, Boyertown. Admission charged, includes door prizes, music by “Johnny K”. Cash bar. Call Marge 570-943-2393.

Aug. 25

Speelhoffer Community Dog Park Dedication and Grand Opening: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. rain or shine. Seven acre dog park at 271 Colonial Road, Perkiomenville (Upper Frederick Twp.) Dog treats, giveaways and fun for all. 610-754-6436, www.upperfrederick.com

Aug. 26

Outdoor Concert: Grace Notes—Big Band at Butter Valley Community Church, 2600 Old Route 100, Bally, 7–8 p.m. rain or shine. Free will offering to support missions. 610-845-2429 or www.buttervalleycc.org

Aug. 31

Bookmobile: 10 a.m. to noon, Upper Frederick Township building, Route 73 (3205 Big Road), Obelisk

Sept. 1

Community Tractor Day: 2 to 5 p.m., Oley Valley Mennonite Church, 1571 Memorial Hwy, Oley. Free fun filled day. Bring your tractors, cars, trucks and kids. Face painting, barrel train rides, pony rides, rock painting, moon bounce and pedal tractor pulls.

Sept. 8

92nd Annual Beef Vegetable Soup Supper and Bake Sale: 3 to 6 p.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Everyone is welcome. Take out and table service, Hamburgers, hot dogs & desserts.

The Center at Spring Street

200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, www.boyertownareamulti-service.org. Open to ages 55 and older. 610-367-2313

Saturdays: Yoga 9 a.m.

Saturdays: Move & Groove 10:15 a.m.

Sundays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 1 p.m.

Mondays: Pilates 6 p.m.

Mondays: Yoga 6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 9 a.m.

2nd & 4th Thursdays: walking at Boyertown Community Park. Meet 9:30 a.m. at large pavilion.

Aug. 16: “History Revisited” by Darius Puff at 1 p.m.

Aug. 21: Meet Fabio the Miniature Therapy Horse and Sharee Kenna, Sole Proprietor of Fabio’s Footprints, 1 p.m.

Aug. 21: Bingo 6 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 22: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party

Aug. 23: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party

Aug. 25: 8 a.m. Biking on the Perkiomen Trail. Bring your bike and meet us at the Perkiomen Trail Crusher Road Parking Area, Perkiomenville. Call The Center at 610-367-2313 to let us know you will be joining us.

Aug. 27: 1 p.m. Music by the Joe Soltysik Duo

Aug. 28: 1 p.m. Book Club reads “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey.

Boyertown Library

Scrabble Club: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults in a friendly game of Scrabble, no sign up necessary.

Adult Book Club: First Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Book Sale: Friends of the Boyertown Community Library hosts monthly Book Sales on third Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mifflin Community Library

Most programs encourage pre-registration and take place downstairs at the Mifflin Community Library unless otherwise noted.

Stitching Circle: Mondays 6:30-8 p.m., and Afternoon Stitching Circle meets Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. Bring own materials.

Mifflin Writers Group: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m.

Aug. 18: Friends of BCL Book Sale and Donation Acceptance 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 23: Painting Party for Adults at 11 a.m., $20, registration required.

Oley Community Library

Summer Reading Secret Surprise Tickets: all summer long. Over 100 children’s books have secret surprise tickets in them redeemable for a prize.

Exeter Community Library

Aug. 16: Family Book Club, 6 to 7 p.m. For children entering 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, with a parent or guardian. Read “Mary Poppins Comes Back” by P.L. Travers and participate in discussion to receive a complimentary movie pass to “Mary Poppins Returns” (release date 12/19/18), courtesy of FOX Theaters. Registration required. Call 610-406-9431.

Aug. 18: Kids Crafts Before Noon, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 4 and older. Lots of fun with DIY crafts.

Aug. 30: Genealogy 101, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Introduction to family history research resented by Mary Ellen G. Heckman, M.L.S. Register at circulation desk or call 610-406-9431.

Recurring

Pottstown Area Garden Club meetings: first Fridays at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Open to anyone interested in all aspects of gardening, including horticulture, floral and landscape design, garden study and flower show schools. Summer meetings held at various locations. See us on Facebook.

Gilbertsville Toastmasters: improve public speaking skills and confidence. Meetings first and third Tuesday 7 p.m. in classroom 205 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. Email Doug Maden at dougmaden@gmail.com or visit www.kstoastmaster.org.

Bereavement Seminars: Mondays 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610-370-1174

Birdsboro Rotary Club: Thursdays at Stoppers, 6421 Perkiomen Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

Pagoda Writers: 1 to 3 p.m. first Saturday on second floor of Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Reading.