Thursday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m.MOMS CLUB The MOMS Club of Douglassville West Open House. All Moms and kids welcome to hear expert Moms talk about time and money saving tips for planning a Disney vacation. Win free prizes, Mickey Mouse stickers for kids, refreshments served. Find out what the MOMS Club is all about! Email email@example.com for location. www.momsclubofdouglassvillewest.4t.com.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
SUPPORT GROUP The American Cancer Society's After Breast Cancer Support Group provides support and education for and by women who have survived breast cancer. The Berks Unit of the American Cancer Society hosts a monthly meeting the third Thursday of the month. The next meeting is Sept. 18. There will be no speaker. This is the summer picnic. Bring a covered dish to share. There is no charge for the support group sessions. Registration is not required but encouraged so call the ACS, 1-888-227-5445 option 1 to register.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m.-dusk
HORSE SHOW BENEFIT The Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in West Chester will hold its 35th Annual Benefit Horse Show at the Radnor Hunt Pony Club, Providence Road, Malvern. Entry fee is $18 for people who pre-register before 6 p.m. on Sept. 18; $20 for those who register after that date or on the date of the show. To pre-register, call Kary Urban, 302-275-9057 or-email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m.
FINAL SUNDAE SUNDAY RIDE Walk Bike Berks Final Sundae Sunday Ride will be on September 21, 2008. Meet at the Brentwood Trailhead of the Thun Trail off Rt. 10 at 3 p.m. Ride to Scoupe deVille, Rt. 724 Gilbraltar. The raffle winner of a new bike will be announced as well as a short presentation by Walk Bike Berks.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
SHOW As part of the Performing Arts Series at Kutztown University Forbidden Broadway will be back on the road with its newest edition. Winner of a 2006 Tony Award and now celebrating its 25th year in New York, this Special Victims Unit includes the puppets of Avenue Q, the witches of Wicked, Billy Joel's Movin Out, and new looks at old favorites like La Cage aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Miz, Beauty and the Beast and Chicago. Other laughs will be produced by The Producers, Mamma Mia and Thoroughly Modern Millie. For more information or to purchase tickets call 610-683-4511 or visit www.kutztownpresents.org.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.
MUSICAL St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Route 662 North of Douglassville, will host a presentation of "Whither Thou Goest", an original musical based on the Book of Ruth. The program by Act I Productions is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 with assorted desserts at 6:30 p.m. and the one-hour show at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets may be reserved by contacting the church office at 610-689-9364 or email@example.com, but will also be available at the door. Adults: $10 - Children ages 6-12: $5
Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m.
DANCE SHOW The Philadanco, The Philadelphia Dance Company, will be performing at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College. For more information go to www.racc.edu/MillerCenter.
Friday, Oct. 3 and Sunday Oct. 5.
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS WKND The Arts at Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing, will host a Celebration of the Arts Weekend. Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. will be the opening of an art exhibit. Sunday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Stephen Longenecker in concert. For more information, call 610-375-3512.
Thursday Oct. 2, 2008 - Sunday, Oct. 5 BERKS MOVIE MADNESS Thursday - Sunday - With lights down low, the audience remains frozen in anticipation of the opening of the Berks Movie Madness Film Festival. With two successful film fests under their belt, Berks Arts Council promises to deliver the thrill of a major film festival right into your backyard. The RC Theatres at Entertainment Square, host of the extravaganza, is rolling out the red carpet and inviting Berks County to join the festival madness. Watch Web site for details.
Various Locations 610-898-1930 www.berksmoviemadness.com
Sunday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m.
TEMPLE HALLOWEEN PARADE The Muhlenberg Township Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Temple Halloween Parade. This year's parade will be Oct. 4 with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. The parade will follow Sharp Avenue down to Kutztown Road, make a left and head north on Kutztown Road to Mt. Laurel Avenue, make a left onto Mt. Laurel and disband at 7th Avenue. Come and enjoy the sounds of local high school bands, floats designed by local businesses and community groups. The parade should last two and a half hours. Some food vendors will have stands along the parade route. Those with questions can call the Parks Office, 610-929-1503.
Oct. 10-Nov. 1 Fridays and Saturdays GHOSTS AND GOBLINS Celebrate 25 spooktacular years at Lincoln Caverns' Ghosts & Goblins 2008, U.S. Route 22, William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, Pa. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays enjoy a very special one hour family tour through two beautiful crystal caverns, one Haunted and one Natural. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays experience an all new tour - the haunted caverns PLUS haunted trail. Gift shop, picnic pavilions, party rooms, primitive camping, gem panning, and Kids Cave Crawl, too! Tickets also available at the door. Special rates, Corporate Night on Fridays, group tour and birthday party packages with advance reservations. For more information call 814-643-0268, Fax: 814-643-1358, or visit: www.lincolncaverns.com, e-mail: Ghosts@lincolncaverns.com or write: Lincoln Caverns, 7703 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
CAMILLA's OKTOBERFEST The Camilla Hall Oktoberfest will be held on Oct. 11 on the grounds of Camilla Hall Nursing Home, Immaculata, Pa. A variety of opportunities will be offered that include delicious food, entertainment, children's games, hayrides, White Elephant sale items and more. Proceeds benefit Camilla Hall Nursing Home for the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (I.H.M.) Camilla Hall Nursing Home is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
For more information, contact Sister Susan Cronin, I.H.M., 610-647-4400 ext. 3273, Sister Rose Mulligan, I.H.M., 610-889-1553, ext. 238.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
SHOW The Dallas Children's Theater "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters," will be performing at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College. For more information go to www.racc.edu/Miller Center.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
SHOW The L.A. Theater Works "War of the Worlds," will be performing at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College. For more information go to www.racc.edu/MillerCenter.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. CLOTHING SALE Gently Used Clothing Sale, St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Rt. 422 East, Douglassville. Interested consignors can email: Events_StGabes@yahoo.com.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.
HALLOWEEN PAPER CHASE Ludwigs Corner Riding and Driving Club hosts Halloween Paper Chase. The storm date is Sunday, November 2, 2008. The event will be held at Marsh Creek State Park, Glenmoore, Pa. Take the Chalfant Road entrance by old race track. Awards for the best team and individual costumes will be given. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12 and LCR&DC members. Maximum four members per team. Complimentary soft drinks and snacks Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Riders go out between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. FEI/ASTM approved helmets and riding boots or shoes with heels are required. For more information 215-432-4427 or 610-469-1966 or e-mail Marianne225@hotmail.com.
Through Oct. 30
APPLE SALES Hopewell Furnace will have apples sales daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pick-your-own apple sales run Wednesday through Saturday as long as supplies last. Visitors may select ripe fruit from the more than 30 varieties in the Hopewell orchard. The park provides fruit picking poles, buckets, and an orchard map showing the location of each variety. Many of the apple trees in the orchard are old, historic varieties not found in modern orchards. Apples picked by visitors are weighed and sold by the pound at market cost. All the fruit is organically grown and not sprayed with pesticides. Call for details.
Hopewell Furnace, Elverson 610-582-8773 www.nps.gov/hofu
Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
SHOW As part of the Performing Arts Series at Kutztown University The Capitol Steps will be performing. The group puts the mock in democracy and this show will be only five days before the Presidential election. Members of the group are former Congressional staffers. They have been featured over the years on three national PBS specials, "Good Morning America," "Entertainment Tonight," "NBC Nightly News," and CNN's "Inside Politics."
For more information or to purchase tickets call 610-683-4511 or visit www.kutztownpresents.org.
Through Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
FARM SELF - GUIDED TOURS Rodale Institute, Tuesday to Saturday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SELF-GUIDED TOURS - Available in season for individuals and groups fewer than 10 people All tours start at the Visitor Center/Bookstore. Admission: Free of charge. A tour booklet is available at the visitor center for a $4 fee. The entire farm is devoted to research, education and certified organic production. In addition to the research experiments, the farm's production and demonstration areas offer visitors an opportunity to learn about organic production. No advance reservation required unless you need special accommodations. Call for details.
Rodale Institute, Kutztown 610-683-6009 www.rodaleinstutute.org
Sunday, Nov. 9, 12-4 p.m.
HOPECUTS BENEFIT United Artists Salon and Spa, located at 3rd and Penn avenues in West Reading, will be one of many top salons and spas participating in the 13th Annual Hope Cuts charity event on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 12-4 p.m. Come and join the United Artists Salon & Spa team as they raise funds for the City of Hope Foundation; benefiting cancer and AIDS/HIV research.
Guests will enjoy the luxury of discounted services as well as the outdoor fall festival raffles, food, music and much more.
For more information, drop in at the salon or call 610-376-8481.
LEGALLY BLONDE Legally Blonde The Musical will make its Philadelphia premiere at the Academy of Music beginning Dec. 2 - 7, 2008.
Part of the Cadillac Broadway Series, tickets ranging in price from $25 to $100 are on sale beginning Friday, September 5, 2008 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at www.kimmelcenter.org/broad way, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad and Spruce Streets (open daily 10am to 6pm) or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad & Locust Streets (open during performances only).
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