RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:13:30 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Twelve Twenty-Four returns to SunnyBrook]]> Twelve Twenty-Four will be bringing their high energy, full-scale, holiday rock orchestra concert to the northeast for the 14th consecutive year. They will be at SunnyBrook on Friday, Dec. 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Their performances feature the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as well as their own holiday creations.

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<![CDATA['Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight' returns for holiday season]]> Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual "Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight" open house on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 8 p.m.

The public is invited to take a self-guided tour of the elegant 1752 manor house, where costumed interpreters will depict the colonial residents of Pottsgrove Manor.

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<![CDATA[America's Got Talent finalist visits Kutztown for sold-out performance Dec. 4]]> Installation artist, musician and America's Got Talent finalist William Close visits Kutztown for a special sold-out performance with his Earth Harp at the Schaeffer Auditorium at Kutztown University on Dec. 4

Close has built more than 100 one-of-a-kind musical instruments, including the world's largest string instrument, The Earth Harp.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Community Choir to perform annual Christmas Concert]]> The annual KCC Christmas choral concert has been scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main Street, Kutztown.

The concert will feature holiday music from around the world, including carols from the Ukraine, Africa and Scandinavia. The choir will also perform a beautiful selection of sacred and classical pieces, including Randall Thompson's Alleluia and three movements from Vivaldi's Gloria.

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<![CDATA[Playcrafters of Skippack's 'Love Happens']]> Stuff happens. So goes the adage (okay, slightly tweaked) we're all familiar with. But on the flip side, there is a higher calling, and it's happening now on Playcrafters' stage.

Up next is the romantic comedy, Love Happens, by the very popular yet relatively unknown playwright Rich Orloff, "who is celebrating 30 years since his first play was produced," said veteran Actor/Director Paul Dake, making his directorial debut this season at Playcrafters.

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<![CDATA[Reading Symphony Orchestra to host 2nd annual Holiday Extravaganza]]> On Saturday, Dec. 19 the Reading Symphony Orchestra will present its second annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Santander Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.

Featuring both the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) and the Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra (RSJSO), this concert will present many of your favorite holiday classics and will be a fun event for the whole family! The Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra will be joined on stage by the Boyertown Area High School Show Choir under the direction of Jeffrey Brunner.

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<![CDATA[Musical groups to perform all day at Christmas in Kutztown]]> This year's Christmas in Kutztown celebration, on Dec. 5, is slated to include an expanded set of musical offerings. Five musical groups from the Kutztown University Music Department, as well as bands and choirs from the Kutztown Area School District and area musicians will be preforming a wide variety of music including holiday songs throughout the day.

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<![CDATA['Holiday Lights of Gring's Mill' returns for December]]> Come visit Berks County's favorite park decorated for the holidays between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in December. Walk through the serene country setting with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the barn to live entertainment each night, visit with Santa or stop by the popular model train display.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town]]> What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

2 Dec - Stephanie Grace at The Railroad House, Sinking Spring (7 p.m. start)

3 Dec - Steve Carlisle at Cutillo's Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.

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<![CDATA[Reading Museum hosts 'all day' Breakfast with Santa]]> Santa will make his first annual visit to the Reading Public Museum for pictures and last minute wishes on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

McDonald's will serve its "All Day" Sausage Biscuits and Apple Dippers in the Neag Planetarium between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. After breakfast, families will head to the Auditorium in The Museum where children can have their pictures taken with Santa by Dave Zerbe Studio Photography.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits at YR Club]]> Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits her "Art Quilts Large and Small" at YR Club, Parkside Dr. South and Thrush, Wyomissing, Dec. 1 through Jan. 24. The Opening Reception is Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. YR Club hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday 4 to 11 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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<![CDATA[some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery's Handmade Holidays recognizes local artists]]> The opening reception for the some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery's Handmade Holidays 6 will celebrate small business by recognizing the many artists offering unique gifts of wood, ceramic and fiber. The event runs from Saturday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 23.

The opening reception on Sat.

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<![CDATA[Kempton artist Jonathan Bond wins 2nd at Schuylkill River Art Show]]> Kempton artist Jonathan Bond won 2nd place at the 2015 Scenes of The Schuylkill River Art Show for his new oil painting titled "Memento Mori."

The painting will be on display during the next three months at two different venues: through Dec. 12 at Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, and Jan.

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<![CDATA[Welkinweir Estate opens doors for Holiday Open House]]> The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate's newly restored pipe organ; glimpse the public garden and wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the warm estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries.

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<![CDATA[Hopewell Furnace invites the public to enjoy an 'Iron Plantation Christmas']]> The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to celebrate an "Iron Plantation Christmas" and stroll through 100 years of American Christmases at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. This free event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature Christmas as celebrated from 1771 to 1883 at Hopewell Furnace.

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