Send events to Megan Chec, by Friday at noon.

June Wednesday, June 20, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

REUNION The Boyertown Burial Casket Company will hold a reunion at Chestnut Knoll Residential Center for former employees of Boyertown Burial Casket Company and their families - to share stories, photos and memorabilia. Light refreshments will be provided from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with classic oldies provided by Jeff Krick from 6:20 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by June 18 by calling 610-473-8066.

Wednesday, June 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

MANAGING DIABETES This four week class meets Wednesdays through June 27 at St. Joe's Health Network at Shelbourne Square. Registration is required by calling 610-378-2100. For additional information, please contact Angela Serafin, RN, MSN, CDE at 610-208-4626.

Thursday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. AMITY CRIME WATCH MEETING

The monthly meeting will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville. Officer Thomas Gauby will discuss recent incidents in the township. A brief meeting will be held followed by refreshments. The public is invited to attend.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 21 to 23

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Homemade food, rides, games, live music and of course, delicious strawberry desserts will be available during Immaculate Conceptions' annual event. Invite your friends, neighbors, coworkers and family to join you for this event at 905 Chestnut Street, Birdsboro/Douglassville. For information: 610-582-2411 or visit

Friday, June 22, 7 p.m. to midnight

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT MOHNTON VFW Come out for open mic night with DJ Redd at VFW Post 9045, 225 W. Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton. Guests are welcome and VFW social memberships are always available. For information: 610-777-9106.

Saturday, June 23, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Come out to the Birdsboro-Union Fire Department at 214 W. 1st Street, Birdsboro. You just might find some treasure, or something you've been looking for!

Saturday, June 23, 5 to 8 p.m.

WHAT GLOWS IN THE NIGHT Join volunteer Laura Weisser and Environmental Educator Jennifer Brooks to learn how lightning bugs glow and how animals' eyes shine at night. This event, at Antietam Lake,is for ages 3 to 7, but all are welcome and outdoor footwear is recommended. Program presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-8839 or visit

Saturday, June 23, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

LIVE BAND AT MOHNTON VFW Come out to hear Chickasaw County, a country rock band, at VFW Post 9045, 225 W. Wyomissing Avenue, Mohnton. Guests are welcome and VFW social memberships are always available. For more information: 610-777-9106.

Sunday, June 24, 1 to 4 p.m. BERKS FLY-TYER'S WORKSHOP

Members of the Berks Fly-Tyer's Club will share their fly-fishing knowledge, including tips on equipment, selection and casting. Bring equipment if you have it. No on-stream instruction will be offered. Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department and Spring Township Parks & Recreation at the Berks County Heritage Center. For information call 610-374-8839 or visit

Monday, June 25, 7 p.m. KIDS KONNECTED

Is a support group at St. Joe's for children with a parent who is being treated for cancer. The group meets in the Bern Township facility on the fourth Monday of each month. It is open to all children, regardless of where the parent is being treated. For more information, call 610-378-2602 or go to

Thursday, June 28, 7 to 9 p.m.

SMALL GAMES OF CHANCE SEMINAR State Rep. David Maloney will host this seminar at Oley Fair Centre, Oley Fairgrounds, 26 Jefferson Street, Oley. This event is geared for non-profits, fire companies, VFWs, American Legion Posts, etc. Information will be provided about recent changes to Small Games rules. Information will be available from the PA Department of Revenue, and there will be a Q&A session. The event is free, but reservations are requested by calling: 610-385-0704.

Friday, June 29, 7 p.m. to midnight

KARAOKE AT MOHNTON VFW Come out to Karaoke with DJ Mitchell DOT Com. Mohnton VFW Post 9045 is located at 225 W. Wyomissing Avenue, Mohnton. Guests are welcome and VFW social memberships are always available. For information: 610-777-9106.

Saturday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PEDAL AND PADDLE The Schuylkill River Heritage Area brings back the popular pedal and paddle events. Bike from Pottstown's Riverfront Park to Historic Morlatton Village in Douglassville. Tour the village, pedal to Douglassville's Ganshahawny Park for lunch then paddle in kayaks back to Pottstown. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, call the SRHA at 484-945-0200. Register by June 25. Additional dates have been scheduled: July 21 and September 15.

Saturday, June 30, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

LIVE BAND AT MOHNTON VFW Come out to hear the sounds of Crosstown Transit. VFW Post 9045 is located at 225 W. Wyomissing Avenue, Mohnton. Guests are welcome and social memberships are always available. For information: 610-777-9106.

July Sunday, July 1, 7 to 11 a.m.

AYCE BREAKFAST BUFFET Hosted by the Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road. Adults are $7.50; children from 6 to 12 are $3.75 and children under 6 are free. For more information call 610-286-6481.


Bring a chair of blanket and join us on the hill in front of the Ironmaster's House at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site to listen to a music and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Hopewell Furnace is located at 2 Mark bird Lane, Elverson. For information, call 610-582-8773 or visit

Ongoing Hope UMC's Prayer Time

Hope UMC is inviting everyone to the last Friday of each month for Prayer Time 7 to 8 p.m. This is an open invitation for anyone to come and join in for a casual and relaxing time of spontaneous prayers. A time to pray together or by ourselves for all kinds of prayers, some of which may be for ourselves, friends, family, our community, our church, our schools, and current world events. This is a unique time for Christians to gathering and set special time aside to be with our Lord in quiet individual prayers, prayer groups, prayers through scripture reading and/or prayers through songs. There is no format for the prayer services as each service is lead by the Holy Spirit. The church is at 117 North Monocacy Creek Road in Douglassville. For more information, call 610-385-7141 or e-mail

STORIES AND SNACKS FOR KIDS Stories and snacks for pre-schoolers every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Gently Used Books, Douglassville Shopping Center, Douglassville. An adult must be present with each child that attends. No charge.

For information call 610-385-0766.

FREE BEAD NIGHTS AND JEWELRY MAKING CLASSBeing offered year round at Buttercup Beads! Free community Bead Soiree nights twice a month, from 6 to 8 p.m. Huge variety of jewelry making classes also available for novice and/or experienced beaders. Check Web site for dates and details at Buttercup Beads, 2151 E. High Street, Pottstown. For more information call 484-524-8231.


OUTREACH Are you Vegetarian? Vegan? Why?

Do you have questions or advice?

Do you have children who are or who want to be vegetarian? Wouldn't it be nice to meet once a month for a potluck lunch or dinner? Maybe rotate at one another's homes or meet as a group at restaurants that serve vegetarian fare? Come join us! Bring a friend, a recipe to share and your stories. If this sounds like fun to you, please let us know. For your health, the planet and the animals. Contact Georgia or Veronica Smith at or 610-970-4539

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