RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:24:50 -0400 60 <![CDATA[10th Annual Art Students' Exhibition and Competition to be held at MCCC, Pottstown]]> Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will be highlighting the talent of its art students at its Tenth Annual Art Students' Exhibition and Competition, which opens Wednesday, April 1, and continues through Friday, April 24, at the Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

Approximately 50 students will be displaying their artwork in a variety of media, including drawings, paintings, three-dimensional pieces and mixed media.

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<![CDATA[The Artists Circle 30th Annual Art Show and Sale features artists demos]]> The Artists Circle Annual Art Show and Sale, will run from April 17 to April 19, in Schlack Hall at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 203 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon.

Hundreds of framed original works by member artists will be on display; unframed originals and signed prints will also be available.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary Club hosts 20th annual Tri-County Art Show & Sale April 10 to 12]]> Marilyn Shafer Bush is this year's featured artist at the 20th Annual Tri-County Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Rotary Club of Twin Valley, held from April 10 to April 12.

The Tri-County Art Show & Sale will be held at the Caernarvon Township Community Center, 3307 Main Street in Morgantown.

The Community Center will be converted into an art gallery.

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<![CDATA[Pottsgrove Middle School presents 'Mary Poppins']]> The Pottsgrove Middle School will be presenting "Mary Poppins" on March 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. The director is Tom Yenchick, the musical director is Carole Bean and the choreographer is Cherie Fithian. The musical has both old and new songs like "Step In Time," "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Practically Perfect.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town March 25 edition]]> By Tim Dietterick

Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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

25 Mar: The Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:02:52 -0400 2015-03-24T12:02:52-04:00 2015-03-24T12:02:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Easter Bunny rides train; diesel locomotive transports Bunny and passengers from Kutztown Train Station to Topton]]> This year, the Easter Bunny will arrive in Kutztown by train, announced Mike Bast, President of the Allentown and Auburn Railroad.

An Easter Bunny train will make the three mile, 40 minute trip to Topton and back March 28 and 29 and April 4 carrying passengers and the Easter Bunny, who will visit with each child and leave a small chocolate present.

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<![CDATA[Entertainer Jesse Dameron messes with Minds at Kutztown University; Free performance helps Relay for Life]]> Think back to the last time you used PayPal. Was it a free choice or were you sub-consciously influenced by the orange tint of the "Buy Now" button that prompted a call to action? Just how much do color and body language influence our thoughts and actions at a level we're unaware of?

Mentalist Jesse Dameron specializes in influencing thoughts to entertain audiences.

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<![CDATA[Scheduling conflict forces Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen to cancel 13th Annual Spring Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show March 28 and 29]]> The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen (www.rbcrafts.org) has announced that--due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict--it will have to cancel its 13th Annual Spring Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at Kutztown University on March 28 and 29, 2015.

However, Show Chairman Terry Boyer said that the 66th Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held as planned on Sat.

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<![CDATA['Personal Geographies' showcase the work of two talented artists at Studio B in Boyertown]]> "Personal Geographies," a joint exhibition featuring the artwork of Deborah Hamburger and Patti Tinsman-Schaffer will open with a reception on Friday, March 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown. The exhibition continues through April 11.

Both women are not only accomplished artists but have also inspired thousands of young people throughout their teaching careers.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town March 18 edition]]> By Tim Dietterick

Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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

17 Mar: Open Mic at Craft Ale House, Limerick (8:30 p.m. start)

17 Mar: Steve Walker at Jack Cassidy's, Boothwyn (12 noon start)

17 Mar: Steve Walker at Doc Watson's Irish Pub, Gilbertsville (5 p.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:40:26 -0400 2015-03-16T10:40:26-04:00 2015-03-16T10:40:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Governor Mifflin students' art exhibit to open downtown]]> The works of more than 80 student artists of all ages from the Governor Mifflin School District will be on public display at Berks County Community Foundation headquarters starting Sunday, March 15.

The exhibit is the second of a series showcasing Berks County students' artwork. An exhibit featuring Tulpehocken Area School District students was on display from November to February.

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<![CDATA[Home School Players perform 'The Importance of Being Earnest' March 27 and 28 at Twin Valley Middle School]]> The Community Home School Players, a group of home-schooled theater enthusiasts, will perform their rendition of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" on March 27 and 28 at Twin Valley Middle School.

Director Megan Pupek, who graduated in 2006 from the same group, says this year's cast is the smallest it has been, and the show is sure to be a comedic hit.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:13:01 -0400 2015-03-12T10:13:01-04:00 2015-03-12T10:13:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Make Music Upper Perk seeks musicians, launches March Kickstarter]]> Make Music Upper Perk, a day-long music celebration held annually in conjunction with International Music Day, will celebrate its third year of music in the Upper Perkiomen Valley on June 21.

Last year's event gathered nearly 150 musicians to present a festival schedule brimming with local talent.

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<![CDATA[Nu-Blu 'Country Band of the Year' performs at Fivepointville Fire Hall April 4]]> An evening of music will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the Fivepointville Fire Hall, Route 897 in Fivepointville.

Featured will be Nu-Blu. Hailing from the bluegrass lands of North Carolina, Nu-Blu was founded in 2003 by the husband and wife team of Carolyn and Daniel Routh.

The band is quickly making a name for themselves in the bluegrass world.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:51:10 -0400 2015-03-10T13:51:10-04:00 2015-03-10T13:51:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks Christian School to present 'The Sound of Music']]> Berks Christian School, located at 926 Philadelphia Ave. in Birdsboro, will be presenting "The Sound of Music" on March 12 to 14.

The final collarboration between Rogers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain.

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