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March 7

Exeter Community Wellness Fair: 4 to 7 p.m. at Reiffton School, Exeter.

March 7

Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Hook & Ladder Company, S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. This is the monthly board meeting. All members are welcome.

March 7 to April 8

Journeys Through Grief: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. from March 7 through April 8 at Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto. Journeys Through Grief offers counseling in small groups where for six 1½ hour sessions, you will learn about the stages of grief and explore your feelings about the loss you have experienced. Our goal is not to make grief disappear, but to equip the group's participants with the tools needed for lifelong healing and understanding. Under the guidance of a professional Christian counselor or trained facilitator, you will learn how you can live with the grief associated with loss. To register, contact Bereavement Coordinator Sylvia Havlish at 610-395-5045. Visit https://www.libertylutheran.org/grief-recovery.

March 9

Dance: for ages 30 and up, 7-10:30 pm at Keystone Fire Co., 240 N Walnut St., Boyertown. Admission charged. Includes hot sandwich, door prizes, music by “Josh”. Cash bar. For information, contact Marge 570-943-2393.

March 10

Legend of the Buried Warwick Furnace Cannon: 2 p.m. in Hopewell Furnace’s conference room. Friends of Hopewell Furnace hosts historian and author Dan Graham. Free and open to public. After program, Graham will sign copies of his books “Mark Bird, Ironmaster and Patriot” and “Samuel Nutt and the French Creek Ironworks” in the park Visitor Center. Also explore the village, tour buildings, learn about iron making. Hopewell Furnace is five miles south of Birdsboro, off Route 345. www.friendsofhopewellfurn.org

March 11

Monthly Photo Competition: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Berks Photographic Society, 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Meet fellow photographers of all skills levels getting together to share ideas and skills. Free. www.berkscamera.org

March 15

Cash Bingo: 7 p.m. at Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Robeson Township. Doors open at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the fire company. geigertownfireco.com or 610-286-6481 for more information.

March 16

Part 2 of historical presentation “Penn Street Through the Years:” 1 p.m. Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Hwy East. Join Rick Polityka, volunteer and trustee for Berks History Center, to learn more about bustling era for downtown Reading. Discover a time when wagons and trolleys were used for transportation, buildings that turned into movie palaces and shopping excursions to the ever-popular Pomeroy's and Whitner's. Refreshments available. Free and open to public; however, seating is limited. To register, call 610-385-5002.

March 17

Presentation and Coffee: 9:15 a.m. at Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township. Attorney Scott Hoh will make a presentation on “The Constitution, the Founding Fathers and Religion.” Join us for coffee and buns in Fellowship Hall and to learn about the roots of our nation in the 1700s.

March 18

Berks Photographic Society: 7:30 to 9 p.m., 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Tired of Winter, Think Spring with Frank Plucinsky, free. www.berkscamera.org

March 18

New Hanover AARP meeting: at 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 Musical Friends- Instrumental & Vocals. Bring food donations for food drive in support of Boyertown Multi-Services.

March 21

Parkinson’s Learn & Share: 2 p.m., Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Free seminars held 3rd Thursday of every other month. Provide informative discussions by local experts to help support the health and wellness of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Join Chestnut Knoll and Andrew Harnish, PT, DPT, GCS, for “Understanding Early, Middle and Late Stages of Parkinson’s Disease.” Since many doctors who diagnose the disease use stages, learn more about what this means, what you can expect, and tips to help you ease the transition as the disease progresses. RSVPs appreciated; call 610-473-8066.

March 23

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 3 to 6 p.m., Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Admission charged. Dine in only.

March 30

Benefit for Travis Reese: 5:30 to 11 p.m. at Goodwill Fire Co. social hall, 537 Chestnut St., Bally. Doors open at 5 p.m. Fundraiser for Travis Reese, 15 of Gilbertsville, who has been diagnosed with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Buffet dinner, beer and soda, live music by Big Daddy Bangers, 50-50 raffles, home-made desserts for sale, gift baskets and feature prize raffles. To purchase tickets, call Jim 484-706-3262, Stephanie 610-367-7434 or email jdavidheiser@coveragenow.com. Event organized by J-Walkers volunteer team of Boyertown area.

March 30

Party with a Purpose: 7 to 11 p.m. at Keystone Fire Company, 240 N. Walnut St., Boyertown on Saturday, March 30 from 7-11 p.m. Join Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care for evening of cold drinks, snacks and fun. Purchase of ticket includes unlimited beer, soda, snacks and live entertainment by Flight Risk and Phoenix Sideshow. Raffles and a silent auction. Co-sponsored by Chestnut Knoll and GMH Mortgage Services LLC. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. To purchase tickets in advance, call Chestnut Knoll at 610-473-8066 or in-person at 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown.

March 31

Designer Bag Bingo: doors open at noon, Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Held at Grill Fire Co., 739 Mountain View Rd Reading. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics PA. Tickets for sale. 20 regular games, 2 specials and 1 jackpot. Refreshments available. For tickets contact Don at 484-345-0546 or email ogre65@ptd.net.

April 6

25th Annual Daniel Boone Optimist Club Spring Craft Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Road Douglassville. Quality handcrafted items, more than 100 crafters. Free admission, free parking, refreshments. www.danielbooneoptimist.com, email DBCraftShow@gmail.com or call Lydia at 610-639-1439.

April 7

20th Annual Basket Bingo Fundraiser: at Amity Fire Company, sponsored by the Amity Township Lioness Club. Doors open at noon. Bingo starts 1 p.m. Door prizes, raffle items, refreshments for sale. To purchase tickets, call Lioness Linda McCue at 610-385-6421.

April 26

Bus Trip to Fort Frederick 18th-Century Market Fair. Sponsored by Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, Exeter Twp. Cost of ticket includes round trip bus fare, light breakfast, and admission to Fair. Bus will leave Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro, at 6:45 a.m. and arrive at Fort Frederick 10 a.m. On your own to wander through the many 18th-century sutlers, entertainers, or interact with those dressed in attire from 1730 through 1790. Bus will leave Fair 4 p.m. and return directly to Daniel Boone Homestead. For more information or to reserve seat call 610-562-4900.

Summer

Clay on Main's "Art Around the World" Summer Camp: ages 6-12 from July 15 to 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For any additional information, call or email 610-987-0273 or clayonmain@gmail.com.

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.

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

Fridays: Early Bird Breakfast 8 a.m.

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: Move & Grove 10:30 a.m.

Mondays: Yoga 6 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.

March 7: 1 to 2 p.m. “Mature Driving Safety” by Tara DeStefano, Highway Safety Network

March 8: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday Nite Dance featuring The Majestics

March 11, 29: 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Shuffleboard Tournament

March 11, 12: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AAA Driver Improvement Course 8 Hours. There is a charge. To register for the AAA Driver Improvement Course, call AAA at 610-374-4531.

March 12: 10 to 11 a.m. Boyertown Area Multi-Service Tour

March 12: 1 to 2 p.m. “Irish Melodies” Sing Along with Robin & Sharon

March 12: 4:30 to 8 p.m. Shuffleboard Tournament

March 12: 6 to 8 p.m. “Coloring with a Purpose” with Julie Longacre

March 13: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AAA Driver Improvement Course 4 Hours. There is a cost. To register for the AAA Driver Improvement Course, call AAA at 610-374-4531.

March 13: 10 to 11 a.m. “Nutritional Tips for a Healthier You” by Beth Biehl, Southeastern Home Health

March 14: 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. meal; 1 to 2 p.m. Musical Entertainment by Trinidad North Steel Drum Band by D. Gettes

March 18: 1 to 2 p.m. St. Patrick Day Celebration with musical entertainment by Karl Hausman

March 19: 1 to 2 p.m. “Cognitive Brain Fitness” by Andrew Harnish- Fox Rehab

March 19: Bingo Night 6 to 9 p.m.

March 20: 1 to 4 p.m. “Golden” Texas Hold ‘Em

March 21: 1 to 2 p.m. “History Revisited” by Darius Puff with presentation on Lenape Life

March 22: 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pool Tournament

March 25: 1 to 2 p.m. music by Musical Friends

March 26: 1 to 2 p.m. “Keeping Yourself Healthy” by Dianne Orrison- Health South Reading Rehabilitation

March 26: 1 to 2 p.m. Book Club

March 27: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party

March 28: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party

June 20: The Center at Spring Street Night at the Reading Fightin’ Phils. Join members and guests of The Center at Spring Street for a night at the Reading Fightin Phils in the Dugout Suite. Tickets for sale include waitress service for all-you-can-eat food from pre-game through the 7th inning and end of game firework show. VIP gates open at 5 p.m. Bus transportation from The Center at Spring Street is available, but SEATING IS LIMITED – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Bus departs The Center at 4:15 p.m. Cost of bus transportation is $10. A $5 deposit made at The Center will hold your ticket. The balance must be paid by June 14. 610-367-2313

EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

March 9: Family Dance Party 10 to 10:30 a.m. Parent or caregiver with child ages 8 & under. We’ll bring out some fun props like scarves, ribbons, or a parachute.

March 12, 19, 26: Baby Lapsits Storytime 9:30 to 10 a.m.

March 13, 20, 27: Toddler Storytime 10 to 10:30 a.m., walking to age 3.

March 13: STEAM Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ages 3 to 8 interact with toys and explore creative problem solving and critical thinking through play and engage in any or all of the following subjects: science, technology, engineering, arts, or math.

March 14, 21, 28: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. ages 3 to 5.

March 20: Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Bring your knitting project, sit and relax among friends. Registration recommended – 610-406-9431

March 20: Coloring Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Registration recommended – 610-406-9431

March 23: Crafternoons noon to 2 p.m. ages 4 and older. DIY seasonal crafts.

March 25: Letter Writing Social 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Lost Art of Letter Writing continues. We’ll be crafting and making letters to send to friends and family. To register and for details, call – 610-406-9431.

March 27: Author A.S. King visits for reading & book signing 6 to 8 p.m. King’s Young Adult novel "Dig" releases March 26. Event is ideal for adults and teens. “Dig” is available for pre-order through Aaron’s Books at 717-627-1990 or online at www.aaronsbooks.com. Aaron’s Books will be onsite to deliver pre-ordered books and will have additional books for sale. Visit https://www.berkslibraries.org/events/exeter. Call to register at 610-406-9431.

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.

Bearabilities: every second Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by Abilities in Motion at the Boyertown Community Library. A social and recreational opportunity for adults of all ages with disabilities and their caretakers. Interactive activities designed for all abilities will include, music, craft-making and sensory friendly seasonal events. Call library at 610-369-0496 to sign up.

Crafting Club for Adults: ages 18 and older will meet every third Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults for a fun time of crafting. Meets monthly to make seasonal crafts. Call library at 610-369-0496 to sign up.

Tech Help Tuesdays: One-on-one instruction provided for Microsoft Office, Google, email, Internet use, social media, smart phones or tablets. Call library at 610-369-0496 to schedule an appointment.

Adult Painting Party: held twice a month, on second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and third Thursday 11 a.m. Cost includes all materials. Call library to sign up.

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.

OLEY LIBRARY

Preschool storytime: Fridays 10:30 a.m. While focus is preschool ages, lapsit infants or young homeschool children are welcome as well. We are not a “hush” library and encourage children to join us who may be new to organized events. Storytime is a great program for children preparing for preschool and kindergarten.

Movie night: new “Harry Potter” Book and movie club. Read the book, then come to library to watch movie on first Thursday of month 5-7 p.m. September is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

Home School Hook Ups: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. RSVP so we can plan for seating and supplies.

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