August

The Miller-Keystone Blood Drive.

Appointments are required and may be made by calling the blood bank at 610-926-6060.

€¢ Aug. 20, 6:30- 10 p.m., Obama Service Project Group, 16 Estate Drive, Exeter

Friday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

MARRIAGE MOVIE

The movie 'Fireproof' will be shown at Hope Church UMC in Douglassville. Members of the community are invited to attend this marriage enrichment event. The church is located on 117 N. Monocacy Creek Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518. For more information, call 610-385-7141 or visit

www.hopechurchamity.org.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

MARRIAGE SEMINAR

'FIREPROOF' Your Marriage. Join us at Hope Church UMC in Douglassville for a marriage enrichment event. On Saturday, Aug.15 from 9 a.m. to 2PM a marriage seminar and discussion based on the movie 'Fireproof' will be held. The church is located on 117 N. Monocacy Creek Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518. For more information, call 610-385-7141 or visit www.hopechurchamity.org.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.

28th ANNUAL PEACH FESTIVAL

St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Route 662 & Old Airport Road in Amityville, will be holding the 28th Annual Peach Festival, rain or shine. Live country music by Twitty Fever from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. There will be peaches and ice cream, peach cobbler, pies and cakes, variety of food and drinks, and games for all ages.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 7-11 a.m.

BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET

Hay Creek Valley Historical Association's Breakfast Buffet & Flea Market, located at historic Joanna Furnace - three miles north of Morgantown on Route 10.ˆ Turn at Furnace Road. Buffet to include fresh country sausage, bacon, scrapple, chipped cream beef, pancakes, French toast, hash browns, scrambled eggs, toast, fruit, juice, coffee. Price:ˆ  Adults: $6.50, Children 6 ' 11 - $3.50.ˆ ˆ  Children under the age of 6 eat for free. Flea Market ' Set-up begins after 6 a.m. and stand space is first-come, first-served.ˆ  The ever-popular flea market includes antiques, crafts, tools, household, and kid's items.ˆ ˆ Stands are approximately 10'x12' and are $10.00 each.ˆ  Reservations are not required to participate. For more information about the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association (HCVHA) visit www.haycreek.org or call 610-286-0388.ˆ 

Sunday, Aug. 16, noon-6 p.m.

PIG ROAST

The Monarch Fire Company at 50 Pennsylvania Avenue, Monacacy, is having a Pig Roast on Sunday, August 16, 2009 from 12 ' 6PM.ˆ  Food, Drinks, and a DJ are included. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance call Jim Wentzel at 610-637-8067. Proceeds support the Monarch Fire Company Truck Crew. Families welcome.

Saturday, Aug. 22

DRUMMING PERFORMACE

Bamboula LTD, Kutztown Community Partnership, Moe Jerant/Jamani Drummers and very special guest 'Thompson' Yao Avornyotse, master drummer from Ghana will be performing at Drumming in the Park, an interactive drumming performance, dance party and African craft sale. This will be at the Bandshell in the Kutstown Park, East Main street, Kutztown, PA. The Children's Drum Circle at 6:30 p.m. and an interactive concert/dance party will be at 7 p.m.ˆ Bring your own drums, rattles and shakers. Extra drums provided. These items will also be available for sale. Don't forget your dancing shoes!ˆ Everyone of all ages welcome.

The Birdsboro Bridge Network.

The Birdsboro BRIDGE Network will be holding a teen Moonlight Swim at Maple Springs Swimming Pool, Rt. 345 Birdsboro, Friday August 28. 7-11pm Cost is $3. and refreshments will be available for purchase. Contact Pastor Brock for more info 610-844-1845.

The next BRIDGE meeting will be Monday Aug. 24th, 6:0 at Calvary EC 144 S. Walnut St.

On-going

For ladies interested in singing

Ringing Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women who love to sing to visit our weekly rehearsal. We meet every Tuesday evening 7 ' 9:45 at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Route 422, Douglassville. For further information call 610-948-6505.

Bereavement support group

SudSSpirit, a bereavement support group, is available to those who have experienced the Sudden Unexpected Death of a Spouse and are Survivors in Participation to Inform, Renew, Improve and Triumph. ˆ  ˆ 

The group meets monthly in an open forum with one or two topics each month along with handouts.ˆ  Participation in the group is FREE and monthly attendance is NOT mandatory.ˆ  The group has beenˆ  meeting at the Exeter Community Library. ˆ  The group was founded by Dominic Murgido, a survivor of his wife's sudden untimely death in a vehicle accident in January 2006, who recognized this kind of loss to be very different in emotions and feelings. He desired to help others who experienced the same kind of grief by providing a common gathering to help each other heal through their bereavement process.ˆ  For additional information call Murgido, sudSSpirit founder, at 610-779-6809 or e mail sudsspirit@gmail.comˆ 

SUPPORT GROUP

An ADHD support group will meet every third Sunday of the month at 1255 Perkiomen Avenue, (next to Y102 radio station) at the FairView Counseling Building.

WalkBikeBerks

WalkBikeBerks will be offering a hosted bike ride or walk on the second and fourth Saturday of each month this summer. For questions contact Benton Levengood at blevengood@walkbikeberks.org or call 717-449-4474.

€¢ˆ To submit calendar items contact Courtney McEachern at cmceachern@berksmontnews.com.

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