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Aug. 12

Outdoor Concert: Brothers in Grace, Southern Gospel male quartet, perform at Butter Valley Community Church, 2600 Old Route 100, Bally, 7 to 8 p.m. Rain or shine. Free will offering to support missions. 610-845-2429 or www.buttervalleycc.org

Aug. 12

Open Point Show: 9 a.m., Good Fellowship Riding Club, 724 Monocacy Creek Rd., Birdsboro, www.goodfellowshipridingclub.com

Aug. 12

Dog Days of Summer Studio Crawl: noon to 4 p.m., GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading. See painters, photographers, potters, glass-blowers, fiber artists, printers, woodworkers and many others create while you stay cool, browse and purchase original art.

Aug. 14

Philadelphia Zoo Visit: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading. We’re bringing the zoo to you! Join us to visit with live animal friends. Registration is required. Call 610-406-9431.

Aug. 15

Bookmobile: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New Hanover Township building, 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover.

Aug. 15

Caregiver Resource Group: Caregiver Resource Group held at the Boyertown Community Library, 24 N. Reading Ave. Boyertown at 2 p.m. hosted by Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville. Provides community connections and other helpful resources, including home safety tips and senior care payment options; and educational information relating to the care of a loved one living with dementia. This seminar is facilitated by senior care experts from Chestnut Knoll, including Linda Detwiler, LPN, director of Chestnut Knoll At Home. Free and open to the public; however, space is limited. RSVP by calling 610-473-3328.

Aug. 16

Program on “Achieving Your Optimal Life”: 6:30 p.m., Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown. Guest speaker Andrew Harnish will explain how the Optimal Living exercise program at Chestnut Knoll has impacted the overall health, mobility, safety and mental alertness of the residents. He will also share practical tips on how to increase activity in yourself or a loved one. Free and open to the public. Care is provided to loved ones while caregiver attends program, pre-assessment required. RSVP by calling 610-473-8066.

Aug. 16

Amity Township Crime Watch Meeting: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville at 7:30 p.m. Liaison Officer, Tom Gauby will give a presentation on domestic violence and discuss recent incidents in the township. A brief meeting will be held, followed by refreshments. The public is invited.

Aug. 16

Berks County Patriots meeting: 6:30 p.m., Leesport Market. Ron Boltz, School Property Tax Elimination; Herbert & Ann Schlegel - Monarch Butterfly’s crucial role in Environment; Mike Kamanskas - Constitution Week Observance in Schools/Government offices.

Aug. 17

Bookmobile: 10 a.m. to noon, Upper Frederick Township building, Route 73 (3205 Big Road), Obelisk

Aug. 18

Bookmobile: 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., Weis Market Shopping Center, Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville

Aug. 18

Huff’s Church Picnic: 4 to 8 p.m., Huff’s Church, 540 Conrad Rd. Alburtis (Hereford Township). Food & Bake Sale after 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Music by Marshall’s Highway 5-8 p.m. Free children’s activities and games (10 and under) 5-6 p.m. For safety and enjoyment of all, please leave animals at home other than Service Animals.

Aug. 18

8th Annual Car Show: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Classic and custom cars displayed. Enjoy giveaways, a DJ, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and drinks sold by the J-Walkers, to benefit the Relay for Life Cancer Walk team. Car show ends with a parade of cars. Free registration for cars starts at 9 a.m. The first 25 registered car owners get a free t-shirt. A Jim Mosteller “People’s Choice” Award will be given to one lucky winner, as well as a complimentary lunch for all car owners. Event is free to attend and open to the public. 610-473-8066

Aug. 19

Dale Reppert: Kutztown, author of “Detour to Heaven,” will share his story at Oley Valley Mennonite Church, 1571 Memorial Hwy, Oley, at 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 22 and 29

Bookmobile: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New Hanover Township building, 2943 N. Charlotte St., New Hanover.

Aug. 25

Dance: Ages 30 and up, 7-11 p.m. at Keystone Fire Co., 240 N Walnut St, Boyertown. Admission charged, includes door prizes, music by “Johnny K”. Cash bar. Call Marge 570-943-2393.

Aug. 31

Bookmobile: 10 a.m. to noon, Upper Frederick Township building, Route 73 (3205 Big Road), Obelisk

Sept. 1

Community Tractor Day: 2 to 5 p.m., Oley Valley Mennonite Church, 1571 Memorial Hwy, Oley. Free fun filled day. Bring your tractors, cars, trucks and kids. Face painting, barrel train rides, pony rides, rock painting, moon bounce and pedal tractor pulls.

Sept. 8

92nd Annual Beef Vegetable Soup Supper and Bake Sale: 3 to 6 p.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Everyone is welcome. Take out and table service, Hamburgers, hot dogs & desserts.

The Center at Spring Street

200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, www.boyertownareamulti-service.org. Open to ages 55 and older. 610-367-2313

Saturdays: Yoga 9 a.m.Saturdays: Move & Groove 10:15 a.m.

Sundays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 1 p.m.

Mondays: Pilates 6 p.m.Mondays: Yoga 6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 9 a.m.

2nd & 4th Thursdays: walking at Boyertown Community Park. Meet 9:30 a.m. at large pavilion.

Aug. 13: “My Gift of Grace” by Kathleen Bohannon, MSW, CT, Bereavement Program Coordinator, BAYADA Home Health Care, 1 p.m.

Aug. 14: Boyertown Area Multi-Service Tour, 10 a.m.

Aug. 16: “History Revisited” by Darius Puff at 1 p.m.

Aug. 21: Meet Fabio the Miniature Therapy Horse and Sharee Kenna, Sole Proprietor of Fabio’s Footprints, 1 p.m.

Aug. 21: Bingo 6 to 9 p.m.Aug. 22: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party

Aug. 23: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party

Aug. 25: 8 a.m. Biking on the Perkiomen Trail. Bring your bike and meet us at the Perkiomen Trail Crusher Road Parking Area, Perkiomenville. Call The Center at 610-367-2313 to let us know you will be joining us.

Aug. 27: 1 p.m. Music by the Joe Soltysik Duo

Aug. 28: 1 p.m. Book Club reads “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey.

Boyertown Library

Scrabble Club: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults in a friendly game of Scrabble, no sign up necessary.

Adult Book Club: First Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Book Sale: Friends of the Boyertown Community Library hosts monthly Book Sales on third Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mifflin Community Library

Most programs encourage pre-registration and take place downstairs at the Mifflin Community Library unless otherwise noted.

Stitching Circle: Mondays 6:30-8 p.m., and Afternoon Stitching Circle meets Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. Bring own materials.

Mifflin Writers Group: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m.

Aug. 14: One-Year Anniversary Celebration at new location. Join us for refreshments and special activities throughout the day.

Aug. 14: Painting Party for Adults at 6:30 p.m., $20, registration required.

Aug. 18: Friends of BCL Book Sale and Donation Acceptance 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 23: Painting Party for Adults at 11 a.m., $20, registration required.

Oley Community Library

Summer Reading Secret Surprise Tickets: all summer long. Over 100 children’s books have secret surprise tickets in them redeemable for a prize.

Exeter Community Library

Aug. 13: The Lost Art of Letter Writing, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Local librarian and author JJ Landis will lead a discussion of the importance of handwritten notes and cards in our hi-tech society. Afterwards, we’ll write PenPals at Exeter Library in Devon, England. Bring supplies or use ours. Vintage stamps provided by Wayne and Leah Gehret available for purchase at face value. Open to adults only. Register at circulation desk or call 610-406-9431.

Aug. 14: Philadelphia Zoo visits library with live animals 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 610-406-9431.

Aug. 15: Kids Book Club, 6 to 7 p.m. Kids entering 4th to 6th grades invited. Read “The House with a Clock in its Walls” by John Bellairs and participate in club discussion to receive a complimentary movie pass to “The House with a Clock in its Walls” (release date 9/21/18), courtesy of FOX Theaters. Registration required. Call 610-406-9431.

Aug. 16: Family Book Club, 6 to 7 p.m. For children entering 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, with a parent or guardian. Read “Mary Poppins Comes Back” by P.L. Travers and participate in discussion to receive a complimentary movie pass to “Mary Poppins Returns” (release date 12/19/18), courtesy of FOX Theaters. Registration required. Call 610-406-9431.

Aug. 18: Kids Crafts Before Noon, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 4 and older. Lots of fun with DIY crafts.

Aug. 30: Genealogy 101, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Introduction to family history research resented by Mary Ellen G. Heckman, M.L.S. Register at circulation desk or call 610-406-9431.

RecurringPottstown Area Garden Club meetings: first Fridays at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Open to anyone interested in all aspects of gardening, including horticulture, floral and landscape design, garden study and flower show schools. Summer meetings held at various locations. See us on Facebook.

Gilbertsville Toastmasters: improve public speaking skills and confidence. Meetings first and third Tuesday 7 p.m. in classroom 205 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. Email Doug Maden at dougmaden@gmail.com or visit www.kstoastmaster.org.

Bereavement Seminars: Mondays 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Parish Center, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610-370-1174

Birdsboro Rotary Club: Thursdays at Stoppers, 6421 Perkiomen Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

Pagoda Writers: 1 to 3 p.m. first Saturday on second floor of Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Reading.

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