YMCA holds registration for summer programsThe Boyertown Area YMCA is currently accepting program registrations for the Summer 1 & 2 sessions. A new lower program membership fee and new lower wellness program fees have been included to provide additional value. Summer session 1 runs from June 5 - August 2, Summer session 2 runs from August 3 - September 13, 2007. Both sessions offers a variety of programming for all ages. The Summer sessions includes programs held at the Boyertown Area YMCA's three centers: The Daniel B. Boyer Center, 301 West Spring Street, Boyertown; The Gilbertsville Center, 144 Holly Rd, Gilbertsville; and the Hendricks Family Center, 3065 N. Charlotte St., Gilbertsville. Registration can be done by phone or in person. More detailed information can be found on the website at www.boyertownymca.org or by calling 610-369-YMCA.

The Center at Spring Street events

Thursday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m., local realtor, Randy Doaty, will be doing a "Reverse Mortgage Game Show". This will be a fun, educational program about reverse mortgages. This program is open to the public. Door prizes will be available.

Thursday, Aug. 21, there will be a Luncheon Theatre at The Center at Spring Street. Act I Productions will be presenting "The Murder of Woolly Sebge" at 1:30 p.m. Our luncheon meal will be applesauce, roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, whole wheat roll and pumpkin streusel. The meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available at the Center. The luncheon and the show ticket price is $15.00. Ticket price for just the show is $13.00. Open to the public. Must have tickets in advance.

Friday, Aug. 22, the Boyertown Directors Jazz Band will be providing a dance fundraiser for Boyertown Area Multi-Service at The Center at Spring Street, from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20.00 and are available at Boyertown Area Multi-Service and The Center at Spring Street. There is limited seating. Refreshments will be available, as well as, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Open to the public. Must purchase tickets in advance.

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center has scheduled the following blood drives. Appointments are required and may be made by calling the blood bank at 610-926-6060.

€¢ Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-1:10 p.m. at Kelly Insurance Health Fair at Kelly Insurance, 212 West Main Street, Trappe;

€¢ Aug. 16 from 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at New Hanover UM Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville;

€¢ Aug. 19 from 1-8 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hill Lutheran Church, 225 Kock Road, Boyertown;

€¢ Aug. 20 from 3-4:20 p.m. at All County Associates at Frieden's UCC, 337 Main Street, Oley; and

€¢ Aug. 21 from 3-8 p.m. at Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100 North, Barto.

Boyertown Community Library

Now - Dec. 31 Saturday Story Corner: Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. year-round, children any age are invited to come for stories and a craft.

Scrabble game Club: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. - Think you have a big vocabulary? Do you win all the word games in your family? Or maybe you would like to increase your word skills

Come join our non-competitive Scrabble Club. The first game day will be Wednesday April 23 and continues weekly.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Come for fun and to meet new friends. Call the library for more information at 610-369-0496.

Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club

Weekly meetings Monday nights at 8 p.m., 6th Street, Red Hill. For more info, call the club house at 215-679-4766.

The Boyertown Quilt makers extend a standing invitation to their monthly meetings, held at the Sovereign bank in Boyertown at 7 p.m., on the last Wednesdays of the month.

The new Boyertown Exchange Club

Help to bring back this important Service club to Boyertown by coming to our organizational meetings held at Sweet Beginnings, 45 E. Philadelphia Ave., at 6:30 p.m.

Summer meeting dates are May 28, June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27. Call 610-367-1743 or 610-369-0649 for a no-cost dinner reservation.

Bella Vista Ladies Golf League Now through Oct. 15, 2008

The cost is $33 per round (18 holes with cart) Registration is required and there is a $20 registration fee.

Please contact Mary Ann Devery 215 256-6477 or send e-mails to maryann@ameranalltravel.com.

Questions?? Call Megan Feeg at 484-269-3159

A weekly get together that will help you live a better lifestyle and improve your health while taking advantage of the new High School Track!

MOMS Club of New Hanover Township Monthly, every second Friday

The MOMS Club of New Hanover Township, PA meets monthly on the second Friday of the month. Visitors, including moms and their children, are always welcome. For more information on the chapter or our meeting (including location, time and topic), please contact Karen via phone at 484-300-6466 or via e-mail at momsclubofnht@yahoo.com.

Jazz in the Park Saturday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m.

The RHB Jazz Band plays music from the 40's to the present. Concert 6-8 p.m., dancing area available for those who want to 'swing and sway.' Refreshment stand, crafters area and Silent Auction of Hand-knotted Quilt.

Gates open at 3 PM. (rain-date: Sunday, August 17, 3 p.m.)

Admission: $5.00 per car and $3.00 per person for walk in. Seating available or bring your own.

New Goshenhoppen Church Park, E. Third St., East Greenville, PA.

For more information check out www.newgoshucc.org.

Boyertown YMCA tomato blast contest 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. August 23

The Boyertown Area YMCA is holding the second annual Tomato Blast, an annual tomato food festival, on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Hendricks Family Center, 3065 North Charlotte Street, Gilbertsville. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 24.

Last year, hundreds of people participated in the events, contest and games with 15 sponsors supporting the event. This year we are expanding the event by adding a 5K run and Kid's Fun Run. Plus there will be Tomato Olympics and more food! Our childcare and camp kids have already planted hundreds of tomato plants in preparation for the tomato blast contests.

We want you to be a part of this exciting, one of a kind, community event. Attached are sponsorship opportunities that will promote your business and support tomato blast. There are also sponsor opportunities for the 5K and Kid's Fun Run. You can visit the Web site www.boyertownymca.org and click on the tomato blast logo for more details.

Along with sponsorship opportunities, volunteers are needed for the event. If you would like ot be a part of tomato blast as a volunteer, please contact Sharon Cramer, YMCA marketing/membership director at 610-369-YMCA ext. 243 or scramer@boyertownymca.org.

Vaccinations across the Lifespan 1:30-2:30 p.m., August 26

A special presentation held by the Pa. Department of Health in the Fellowship Hall of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown.

Light snacks will be served. Registration is required.

Please call Nan Moyer, parish nurse at 610-369-1024 by Aug. 22.

Duryea Day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., August 30

The 43rd Annual Duryea Day will be held Saturday August 30 in Boyertown Community Park.

The antique, classic car and truck show and flea market promises great food and fun for the whole family!

The event features two live bands, Special Delivery and the Joe Soltysik Band.

Awards will be presented for the best antique car, best truck, best modified and best motorcycle.

Duryea Day supports the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles - "Pennsylvania's Transportation History Museum" and Pottstown Region AACA.

National Penn and National Penn Investors Trust Company are proud to be the prime sponsors of the event.

For more information, call 610-367-2090 or visit www.boyertownmuseum.org.

Hit the Hay 8 Mile Trail Run August 31, 2008

COURSE: Two score and twelve weeks ago (approximately a year), a suggestion was made to the directors of the Hit the Hay 5K to switch the race to a trail run. Fewer weeks than that ago, the suggestion manifested itself into a nagging thought, which blossomed into yet another bad idea from the minds of Pretzel City Sports. This time, however, the guilty party is not Ron Horn but his steadfast sidekick "Big" Wayne whom Ron has suggested is as sick as himself. "Big" Wayne has taken the "compliment" and with encouragement from Ron and the people from the Hay Creek Watershed Association mapped out a kinder, gentler course. The cracker jack team of geologists from PCS has determined the course has 20% FEWER rocks to stub your toes and 10% FEWER roots to trip over than some of their other courses. Along it's very runable 8 miles it DOES have plenty of downed trees, mostly double and triple track trails, 4 - 5 water crossings, two beautiful reservoirs, an abandoned quarry, washed out roads, two short technical down hills, an old railroad bed, decaying canal locks, a sustained climb, three water stops, a luxurious downhill, biting insects and a murderous climb, all in the forests that Daniel Boone himself trod as a strapping young lad. The run starts and finishes in Rustic Park in Birdsboro, a great place for your "posse" to picnic this Labor Day weekend while you indulge your pioneering spirit on the trails.

ENTRY: $30.00 QUESTIONS?: Email: mjstell@haycreekwatershed.org or call 610-404-4292.

Literacy tutors to be trained September 6

The YWCA Tri-County Area Adult Literacy Center will conduct a 7-hour Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the YWCA Adult Literacy Center located at 1830 East High Street, Pottstown (National Penn Bank, lower level). The YWCA Adult Literacy Center serves the Tri-County Area and accepts tutors and students throughout this area. After tutors are trained, they are paired with students to meet twice weekly at a day, time and location convenient to both individuals.

Tutors receive an easy-to-use handbook at the workshop that gives practical tips for working with an adult learner, so that both participants can learn new skills. Tutoring can be a very rewarding experience for both the tutor and the adult learner.

Registration is required. A $12 feel will cover the costs of training and provide lunch to participants. This is the only expense involved in tutoring. Call the YWCA Adult Literacy Center at 610-326-READ or stop by 1830 East High Street to register.

Author to speak at cathedral 7 p.m., September 11

Best selling author Jodi Picoult will speak at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. Visit your local library or call 610-655-6365 for more details. Tickets are $25.00/person.

Sponsored by Friends of Berks County Public Libraries and Friends of Sinking Spring Library.

American Cancer Society Bake Sale Sept. 26-27

A bake sale for American Cancer Society will be held by the Relay for Life Team Phoenix.

The sale will be at Zern's Famers Market, Gilbertsville, exit 29 near the arcade.

Everything homemade - pies, cookies, cakes and brownies.

Friday, Sept. 26 from 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. or until sold out.

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