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Through Dec. 29
Garden Spot Village Train Room Holiday Open House: on Saturdays through Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 1:30-4 p.m. at Garden Spot Village, 433 S Kinzer Avenue, New Holland. The HO-gauge train layout includes Thomasville and the ever-popular “Talk with Thomas” event. The O-gauge train layout includes waterfalls, a drive-in movie theater, a Ford dealership showroom and more. Both layouts provide plenty of train action complemented with heavily detailed scenery. Free and open to the public. Visit www.gardenspotvillage.org/events.
Honey Brook Women's Club meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Honey Brook Presbyterian Church. All local women are welcome.
Honey Brook Senior Citizens meeting: 11:30 a.m. at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. The program is “Sing-Along”. All seniors are invited to attend and asked to bring a covered dish to share and a wrapped gift to exchange.
Navigating the Healthcare Marketplace: 4 to 7 p.m. at the Honey Brook Community Library, 687 Compass Road, Honey Brook, for navigating the healthcare marketplace. There will be help available to assist people with enrolling in health insurance on the marketplace or to answer questions about health insurance. Registration is required. To register, call the library 610-273-3303 or email email@example.com.
Low Vision Support Group: 3 p.m. in the Garden Towers at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Dr. Jonathan Andrews, Optometric Associates, will present “New Treatments and Management of Glaucoma.” Free and open to the public. Call Mary Beth Villafane, 717-355-6010.
Berks County Patriots: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. All welcome. Free. Christmas Party honoring veterans. All veterans invited. Performances by Commissioner Christian Leinbach (singing & playing guitar); Muhlenberg Jr. ROTC; local legislators will speak; Schuylkill Valley students composing letters to veterans; cake cutting ceremony.
Keystone Military Families recipients of donations. Bring wrapped gifts for their kids; nonperishable foods, new/slightly used clothing; toiletries.
Mainliners Chorus: 7 p.m. in Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. An award-wining ensemble from Bryn Mawr will perform holiday show in barbershop style. Free and open to the public.
Dec. 15 & 22
Free Model Railroad Exhibition: at The Heritage of Green Hills in Shillington, 200 Tranquility Lane, just off Morgantown Road/Route 10. On Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tour the train room, which includes more than 400 feet of track and dozens of vintage trains. New this year is the Reading Fair and Ferris wheel and more push buttons to operate the carousel and Ferris wheel. Light refreshments and music provided. Visit with Santa. The train room was constructed entirely by Heritage residents beginning in 2009. Many of the trains on display originally belonged to resident Rodney Focht, who requested he be given a room for his model trains when he moved to the community in 2009. The display is maintained by the community’s Model Train Club.
Community Dinner: St. Peter UCC, Route 23, Knauertown 5:30 to 7 p.m. This date has been adjusted due to the Christmas holiday. The public is invited to stop in and enjoy food and fellowship. Free will offering. For more information, call 610-469-9690.
Piercing Word perform “Christmas Through the Ages”: 3 p.m. in the Chapel, Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Actors will recite scripture taken from Luke 1-2 as well as other passages. Includes original scripture music as well as songs from Handel’s “Messiah.” Refreshments and carol singing.
FREE Community Christmas Day Dinner: Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Rd, Downingtown (Guthriesville area), 2 p.m. For anyone and everyone who wishes to attend. No cost for the traditional turkey dinner plus ham meal, but please pre-register at www.hopewellumc.org or call 610-269-1545. Church is wheelchair accessible. Free roundtrip shuttle bus transportation to and from the dinner available at the church’s community center, The Well, 107 West Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, shuttle running 1:30 to 2 p.m., and returning 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Teen Outdoor Adventure Club: at Lion’s Club, 14 Mt. Pleasant Road, Honey Brook Wednesdays 7 p.m. Teens 13 and over. Call Allen Maddox 610-741-3831, www.dragonbreathgrotto.org.
Lighten Up with Yoga: Sundays 10:30 a.m. at Human Breathing Yoga Studio, 3605 E. Main St., Morgantown. 610-585-3617 or visit www.humanbreathing.com.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): weight loss support group Tuesdays 8:45-10 a.m. Torch Community Center at Clock Tower Plaza, Morgantown. 610-286-6748
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): weight-loss support group Thursdays at Tel Hai’s Garrett Center 5:30 p.m. Call Marcia at 484-238-4559.
The Shepherd’s Kitchen: at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, free meal, first Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m. All welcome. 610-273-2848, firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook page The Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church.
Christian Acoustic Open Mic: First Sunday 7 p.m. at The Torch, in rear building at Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main St., Morgantown. Musicians guidelines at www.facebook.com/ChristianOpenMic/info or call 717-354-6804. Listeners welcome. No admission.
Village Library, Morgantown
Lego Club: 1st and 3rd Saturday at 9 a.m. For grades K-8.
Yoga: Intro Wed. 8:30 a.m., Intermediate Friday 8:30 a.m. There is a charge, bring mat.
Pinochle Card Club: 12 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays except 3rd. Call Carolyn 610-779-2908.
Story Adventures: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. for preschool aged children.
Lap Sits: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. for ages Birth to 2/3.
Movie Night: Last Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. (contact library for movie being shown).
Twin Valley Senior Citizens Monthly Meetings: 3rd Wednesday 1 p.m. at Morgantown Library. Various speakers and programs scheduled each meeting. 610-858-2458.
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Registration: required for programs. Call 717-354-0525 or visit www.elancolibrary.org.
Friday Frolic for Toddlers: 10:30 a.m. (For walking toddlers ages 1-3 with a caregiver)
Preschool Story Time: For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Teen Tuesdays: 3 to 5 p.m. Teens are invited to chill out, hang out and geek out. Check our online calendar for weekly activities. (Grades 7-12) Stay & Play: Fridays at 11:15 a.m. Approximately 15 minutes after toddler story time ends, we’ll get out the toys. Chat with other parents and caregivers while the kids play. (Ages 1-3 with a caregiver)
Pro-Act Family Education Program Classes: gather information and resources needed to help a loved one struggling with addiction. Classes first three Wednesdays of every month, 7-9 p.m. in West Chester. Must register. Call Pro-Act Advocacy line, 800-221-6333. Visit www.proact.org.
Twin Valley Community Education Foundation
Full Body Toning (Aerobics) Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45pm or 6:45pm at the TVEC Gym. Join anytime. Low impact aerobics with light strength training. Sign up at tvcef.org or call 610-972-0771.
Zumba: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 to 7:30pm at TVHS. Easy to follow Latin-inspired dance moves. Sign up at tvcef.org or call 610-972-0771.
Drawing Class with Amy Schade: Wednesdays at 6:30 to 8:30pm at TVHS. Develop your drawing skills, observation skills, learn new techniques and explore your personal style. Sign up at tvcef.org or call 610-972-0771.