Calendar of Events for The Southern Berks News Aug. 20 edition

Saturday, Aug. 23


Goodwill United Methodist Church will have a Chicken Barbecue Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the church, 148 Church Rd Elverson. Serving from noon until 5 p.m. or until sold out. Call 610-942-4821 for further information.

Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24


Non-profit Friends of the Robesonia Furnace will hold their 3rd Annual Summer Show and Sale at the restored Robesonia Furnace Fire Engine House. Admission is free and with 15 artisans, music and food, there is something for everyone. Held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. For additional information visit


Sunday, Aug. 24


Each Sunday afternoon will feature a different eighteenth century demonstration or hands-on activities. Children will get a chance to learn how to write with a quill pen on Aug. 24 as the schoolmaster calls school into session. Visitors will also hear about how colonists communicated and the importance of writing and sending letters to disperse information. Event is from noon to 4 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro.

Tuesday, Aug. 26


Join Weaver’s Orchard for a free interactive demonstration on cooking, canning, grilling, baking and more. Class at 11 a.m. Pears, European Classics with Nadia from Spoonfuls of Germany.

All ages are welcome to these classes. Recipes are geared toward adults but children are welcome. Weaver’s Orchard, 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown. 610-856-7300.



Children ages 9-12 are invited to join us at the Hopewell Lake boat launch for this DiscoverE program to learn about and look for herps (reptiles and amphbians). The program will include fun outdoor exploration and activities, games and crafts. Kids who participate in eight hours of DiscoverE programs will earn a certificate and badge! Registration is required; email with questions or to register.

French Creek State Park, 843 Park Rd., Elverson. 610-582-9680.

Saturday, Aug. 30


Visit French Creek State Park, 843 Park Rd., Elverson, for their Introduction to Geocaching 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 30. Registration is recommended. Call the park at 610-582-9680.

Sunday, Aug. 31


The Reading Public Museum will host a Wildlife Conservation Family Day noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 31. Come to the museum to see a real passenger pigeon plus learn ways you can help the environment. All activities are included with admission. Registration is required.

The Reading Public Museum is located at 500 Museum Rd., Reading. 610-371-5850.


The 4th Annual Klinger’s Golf Tournament will be held at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Arrowhead Golf Course. Entry form at Klinger’s on Carsonia, 721 Carsonia Ave., Reading.

Saturday, Sept. 6


The Second Annual Jam for Krista fundraiser will be held from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the Reading Liederkranz.

Sunday, Sept. 7


See the story of the Nolde Mansion in video, tour the mansion, go on a scavenger hunt, and enjoy a special event. No registration required. Now serving as the administrative center for an extensive environmental education program, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. Hosted by the Friends of Nolde Forest.

Nolde Forest State Park is located at 2910 New Holland Road, Reading. 610-796-3699.


The 12th Annual “Help Solve the Puzzle: Walk for Autism Awareness” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at the Reading Fightin’ Phils FirstEnergy Stadium.

Friday, Sept. 12


The second Friday of every month is a special time on Penn Corridor. Take a ride (or a walk) on Penn Street in Reading or Penn Avenue in West Reading and Wyomissing and take advantage of everything the Corridor has to offer. Visit cool shops, go to great restaurants, and explore arts and entertainment venues! Starts at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13


Schwarzwald UCC will hold their 4th annual Cruise Night 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Home cooked food, drinks, raffles, 50/50 tickets. Proceeds benefit Schwarzwald UCC, 75 Church Ln., Reading. For more information call Rob at 484-824-4790.

Saturday, Sept. 27


The Daniel Boone High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th Class Reunion on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Reading Country Club, Exeter Township. The following classmates are on the missing in action list.

Curtis C. Binder, June (Bressler) Lloyd, Donna L. Eckenrod, Glenn A. Stewart, James N. Marks, Gladys K. Murray and Geraldine E. Falvey.

If you can help us locate any of these classmates or need more information, please contact Rosemarie Strock at 610-323-7567 or email



The Boone Area Library Used Book store is located at 129 Mill St., Birdsboro, and is open during business hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and and Saturdays.

The store includes Children’s materials, Young Adult books, Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, tons of paperbacks, VHS tapes, DVDs, and reference materials.

Donations are accepted by the library, except for National Geographic magazines, school/college text books, and encyclopedia sets.


Beginning Monday, Aug. 4 and continuing every first and third Mondays of each month, The Boone Area Library’s resident nurse Ms. Sue Shope will be holding FREE blood pressure screenings for anyone who walks through our doors.

Nurse Shope is here EVERY Monday morning between 10 a.m. and noon to answer your health-related questions and also to assist with advice for those caring for ill/sick loved ones. Library is located at 129 Mill St., Birdsboro.


Jan Gyomber will host Tai Chi noon Tuesdays at the Birdsboro Community Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro.


Horseback riding lessons are held at Shady Hollow Assisted Riding, 959 E. Main St., Birdsboro.

Able body lessons are offered 4 p.m. Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Assisted riding lessons are held noon every other Saturday. To schedule a lesson, call 610-582-4050.



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


The Red Cross offers a certified babysitting course for children ages 11 to 14 at the Berks County Red Cross in Reading. Call 610-375-4383 to register or for additional information.


The exhibit “From ‘I Have A Dream’ to ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ The Evolution of Modern Media” will be on display at the Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave., Reading, through Sept. 13, 2014.

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 elementary schools in the Daniel Boone and Reading

School Districts. No previous teaching experience is required. This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour. Current background clearances are required prior to assignment. Please contact Darby Wiekrykas at United Way 610-685-4574 or



Every Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. the Pioneer Crossing Landfill Exeter Township drop-off site offers disposal of “white goods” for residents of Exeter, Robeson, and Union Townships and Birdsboro Borough. White goods are appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, etc. The appliances must be dropped off at the landfill. You must bring ID, and any appliance containing freon must have a sticker certifying they are now freon-free. For more information, please call 610-582-2900. Landfill located at 727 Red Lane Road, Birdsboro.


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 Dr., Reading.


The Great Berks Food Bank is accepting food donations at its warehouse located at 1011 Tuckerton Court, Reading. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Money donations can be mailed or donated online at Donations are used to buy grocery items.

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