THE GREATER READING LITERARY FESTIVALThe Second Annual Reading Reads: The Greater Reading Literary Festival host activities at various venues through out the month of October. The festival includes - Authors of Berks County origin and authors from around the world will be here to speak about their writings, and to autograph copies of their books. Readings, workshops, open mics, performances, and book signings are some of the activities planned.

NOLDE FOREST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

€¢ Applications for permits for a permit-only archery deer hunt at the Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center October 1 to November 9 are available at the Center Office beginning Tuesday, September 4. Hunters will be selected by lottery on September 18.

Call 610-796-3699 and ask for Daniel Hewko, Center Manager, for more information.

€¢ The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers a family photography workshop for adults and children ages 8 years and up on Sunday, November 11, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the C.H. McConnell Hall. Program fee is $10.00 per adult-Preregistration with prepayment by November 5 is required.

UNITED ARTISTS SALON & SPA

Located at 3rd and Penn Ave., United Artists Salon & Spa Avenues in West Reading, will be one of many top salons and spas participating in the 13th Annual Hope Cuts charity event on Sunday November 4 from 12-4 p.m.

For more information call 610-376-8481.

PENN STATE BERKS CAMPUS

€¢ The Berks Alumni Society of Penn State is taking orders for Penn State's famous Creamery ice cream. Orders are being taken now through October 24, with all ice cream available for pickup on November 8, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Janssen Conference Center. Order forms are available through the Office of Alumni Relations at Penn State Berks by calling 610-396-6057 or visiting the college Web site: berks.psu.edu. Simply go to the Alumni & Friends section and click on Events for the order form.

IM ABLE FOUNDATION KICK-OFF EVENT

The IM ABLE Foundation Kickoff Event will be Saturday, November 17, from 6:00 '11:00 p.m. at VF Designer Outlet. It will be $40 per person with light fare, open bar, beer, wine, and signature cocktails.

WOMEN OF TODAY IN WOMELSDORF FALL CRAFT SHOW

The Women of Today in Womelsdorf Fall Craft Show will be October 27th at Conrad Weiser West Elementary School from 8:45 am to 3:45 pm. Home made soups from the local church will be sold as well.

BERKS WOMEN IN CRISIS

On November 14 and 15, Berks Women in Crisis staff members will be presenters at two workshops at the Pathways to Victim Services Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.

2007 SKATE AMERICA

2007 Skate America, will be held Oct. 26-28, at the Sovereign Center. Skate America is an Olympic-style international figure skating event featuring three days of competition in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing.

FITZY'S5K/1M RUN/WALK HALLOWEEN EVENT

On Sunday, October 28th, the 3rd annual Fitzy's 5KRun/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held at Happy Hollow Playground in Wyomissing. This family Halloween event includes a 5K Run, starting at 11:00 a.m. and a 1 mile Fun Run, starting at 11:30 a.m. Halloween costumes are optional!

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PARKS AND RECREATION

€¢ Join award-winning photographer Jonathan Shalter, III for The Wonders of Nature through the Seasons on Sunday, October 21st from 2-3 p.m. at the Heritage Center. Watch as he presents a beautiful slide show of each season in all its individual, unique splendor.

€¢ Create a Kitchen Tea Towel Angel on Sunday, October 28th from 2-4 p.m. at the Heritage Center. Using a tea towel, dish cloth and hot pad, you will create an angel to enjoy or give as a gift. Cost is $10, registration and payment due October 20th. Co-sponsored with Spring Township Parks and Recreation. Programs are FREE unless otherwise specified. Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, directions or schedule of events call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

THE GIRL SCOUTS OF WYOMISSING

The girls scouts invites all students, grades K-12 to a "Flower Power/Groovy 60's Roller skating Party!" on Monday, November 19, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at JR's

Skateaway. The cost will be $4.00 and $2.00 skate rental fee (you may bring your own skates).

For more information contact Cheryl Berne at 610-208-0387 or cberne@hotmail.com.

WEST LAWN U.M. CHURCH

The church will host their Holiday Craft Show on November 3, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The church is located on Penn &Woodside Sts. in West Lawn.

COUNTY-WIDE BOOK BONANZA

County-wide used book collection for Book Bonanza 2008 will be held Saturday, October 27 outside the Reading Regional Airport, from 9 am to noon. Adult and children's hardback or paperback books in good condition are needed. The Book Bonanza provides funds for scholarships for women and the Berks Libraries' Summer Reading Program for Kids.

For more information, call 610-779-7297.

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SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY

There will be an Electronic Waste Collection program on Saturday, October 27, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The collection will be held at the FirstEnergy Stadium.

For more information visit: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/swa.

WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED

On Saturday, November 10 from 6-9 p.m. Wild Birds Unlimted will hos tthier 7th Annual Wine & Cheese Party to benrfit One by One. Tickets are $10.

For more inforamtion call Wild Birds Unlimited at: 610-670-5508 or One By One at: 610-916-1321.

ATONEMENT LUTHERAN CHURCH

On Sunday, November 11 Berks Classical Children's Chorus will perfrom. For Ticket information call 610-898-7664.

THE CONRAD WEISER HOMESTEAD

The annual Candlelight Tours at Conrad Weiser Homestead will be held Saturday November 17, between 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. For more information visit: www.conradweiserhomestead.org

OPPORTUNITY HOUSE

A Haunting Good Time with "Teens for Society" - On Saturday, October 27th at the Reading Art Works, a group of nine young ladies from Wyomissing High School, known as "Teens for Society" will host a Halloween Party for their peers. The event will be from 8:00 p.m. - Midnight at the Reading Art Works.

For more information contact: Sue Stalnecker - (610) 374-4696, ext. 231.

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