BERKS COUNTY PARKS & RECREATIONˆ· The Berks County Parks & Recreation Department presents the "Triple B Competition." Skateboarders, BMX Bikers and In-line Skaters of all ages and abilities are welcome to test your skills, tricks and abilities at Stonecliffe Action Park on June 21 at 12:00 p.m.

ˆ· "A-MAZE-ING Water," on July 9 from 10 - 11 a.m., at the Heritage Center. Lyn O'Hare of the Berks County Conservation District will maneuver you through several testing stations to analyze the water along the Tulpehocken Creek, check pH, temperature and nitrates, as well as look for plants and animal life. For ages 6 plus. Registration required by July 7.

ˆ· The Mysterious Rock Art of the American Indian, on July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Center (barn). All over the country are paintings and carvings on rock made by the American Indians. Dave "Big Owl" McSurdy, educator and consultant for "Native American Experiences" presents a slide program that explores these art forms and their possible purpose. Co-sponsored by the Spring Township Parks & Recreation.

SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL 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.

ANDREW SMITH MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER The Second Annual "Day In The Park," Andrew Smith Memorial Fundraiser will be held June 21 at the Cornwall Terrace Community Playground.

BERKS ARTS COUNCIL/THIRSTADE FRESH CAFE Berks Arts Council is collaborating with the Thirstade Fresh CafÃ&Copy;, 500 Penn Ave., West Reading, to show art throughout the year by selected BAC member artists.

The first exhibition of this new venture June 5 through July 26 is titled "Human Design: Representational Human Figures," showcasing the figural works of regional artists Eric Armusik (paintings), Michelle Byrne (paintings), Lynn Millar (paintings), and Pam Roule (drawings).

For more information about Berks Arts Council call (610) 898-1930 or visit www.berksarts.org.

LITERACY COUNCIL's WALK FOR LITERACY The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks will hold its second Walk for Literacy on Sunday, June 22. This year the walk will be held at Shillington Memorial Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk gets underway at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $25. Interested in walking should call the Literacy Council at (610) 670-9960, or visit www.lcrb.org/walk.

RIVERPLACE ON THE SCHUYLKILL This year's 2008 RiverPlace on the Schuylkill's Solar Flair Celebration, a free family event, will be on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. and will include an array of arts, music, talent, cultural programs and entertainment spread along the Schuylkill Riverfront to the Penn Corridor from The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts to Riverfront Park to the Reading Museum to West Reading Main Street to the VF Factory Outlet.

WYOMISSING STONE HOUSE Free Concert in the Park, "Let's Dance, the Orchestra," at the Wyomissing Stone House on Sunday, June 22 from 6:30 p.m.

For more information contact Diane S. Hollinger, Recreation Director Borough of Wyomissing, at 610-376-7481.

BERKS WOMEN IN CRISIS

PeaceWorks, the Education Department of Berks Women in Crisis (BWIC), will hold its second annual CAMPpeaceworks from June 23 through June 27, at the Olivet's Blue Mountain Camp outside Hamburg.

For more information call 610-373-1206.

LINCOLN PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Join us for "Power Lab" Vacation Bible School at Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, West Lawn. "Power Lab" VBS begins July 21 through July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information or to register call 610-1422 ext 24.

2008 HERITAGE GREEN HILLS GOLF OUTING The golf outing on will be on June 20. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m., orientation and review of the rules are at 8:30 a.m., and shot gun starts at 9:00 a.m.

FREE CONCERT TO HONOR VETERANS AT HOMESTEAD Ringgold Band will perform in concert at the Conrad Weiser Homestead and Memorial Park on Sunday, July 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit the homestead's website at www.conradweiserhomestead.org.

SPRING TOWNSHIP LIBRARY Friends of Spring Township Library monthly meetings are held second Monday of the month, starting at 7:15 p.m. at the library, For more information call: 610-373-9888. New members welcome.

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