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April 18

Parkinson’s Learn & Share: 2 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Free seminars. Learn more about symptom-based treatments. Seminars held on third Thursday of every other month. RSVPs appreciated; call 610-473-8066.

April 18

Pennsylvania German Easter Traditions: 6:30 p.m. at Berks County Genealogical Society, Google Works, 4th Floor, Reading. Presented by historian Linda Manwiller.

April 18

Berks County Patriots Candidates Night: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. Candidates invited including County Commissioners, PA Superior Court Judges and others. 50/50 Raffle and Gun Raffles. All welcome.

April 20

Community Easter Egg Hunt: at Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Road, Mohnton. Egg hunts for Toddlers through 6th grade. Begins promptly at 2 p.m.

April 20

Easter Egg Hunt: 1 p.m., Bally Community Park. Area children ages 0 to 10 invited. Sponsored by the Bally Lions Club. Rain date is April 21.

April 20

Chicken Barbecue: starts 10:30 a.m. at Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Geigertown. All proceeds benefit the fire company. Take out or sit in. Call 610-286-6481.

April 23

Exeter Township School District Community Forum: 7 p.m. at Reiffton School, 4355 Dunham Drive. Includes personalized learning, safety and security, and a Math Overview. Opportunity for residents to make comments and ask School Board and administrators questions about any district matter.

April 24

St. Benedict's Bereavement Support Group: For those grieving death of a loved one. Meets for five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning April 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in St. Benedict's Church Family Life Center, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton. Free and non-denominational. To register call Judy Campion-Burns, 610-775-7782, leave message, or call St. Benedict's parish office, 610-856-1006.

April 24

sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group: 6 p.m. at Exeter Community Library. For those that are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other. No registration is required. Free. Call 717-866-2401 or email sudsspirit@gmail.com or find on Facebook.

April 25

Lunch with Chestnut Knoll: 11:30 a.m. at Saville’s Diner, 830 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, with a representative from Chestnut Knoll At Home Services, complimentary lunch. Free and open to the public. Seating limited. RSVP by April 23; call 610-473-3328.

April 25

Veterans Pension Benefits Explained: 2 p.m. at Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1152 Ben Franklin Hwy East. Bob Melson, veteran and outreach coordinator for Berks County Etchberger Veterans Center, will explain new rules established by the US Congress and the US Department of Veterans Affairs on Oct. 18, 2018. Veteran benefits will be explained. Free and open to veterans and their families. Seating is limited. RSVP at 610-385-2030. Light refreshments served.

April 25, 26, 27

Everything Hogwarts Sale: April 25, 12-8 p.m.; April 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and April 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Downstairs at Mifflin Community Library, 6 Philadelphia Ave, Shillington. Hogwarts Hall (Display Area) where large selection of Charms (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and other Harry Potter related items) for sale. All items have been donated and are reasonably priced. No guarantee of authenticity.

April 26

Fort Frederick 18th-Century Market Fair Bus Trip: Sponsored by Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead. Round trip bus fare, light breakfast, and fair admission. Bus will leave Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro, at 6:45 a.m. and arrive at Fort Frederick 10 a.m. Bus will leave Fair 4 p.m. and return to Homestead. To reserve seat call 610-562-4900.

April 27

Second Annual Mission Birdsboro 5K and 1-mile Fun Run: 9 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. start times, respectively near intersection of Washington and Apple streets. Hosted by St. Paul’s UCC, Birdsboro. Awards for top runners. Family activities, free bouncy house, games and a craft. Vendors will sell food and refreshments. Register at https://stpaulsbirdsboro.org or on www.pretzelcitysports.com. Registrations prior to April 1 receive a discount price.

April 27

Community Shredding Event: 9 a.m. to noon at Redner’s Douglassville parking lot. Hosted by Amity Township Crime Watch, rain or shine. Two trucks available. Open to residents in Douglassville and surrounding areas. Only local businesses. Shredding by ProShred Security of Paoli. Donations accepted to help defray the cost of the shredding truck. Call Susan at 610-385-3740 or 484-323-2100. www.amitytwpcrimewatch.org, www.proshred.com

April 27

Flea Market, Craft Show and Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Rain or shine. Bake sale and refreshments. Space is available, call Becky Crist at 267-261-8509.

April 27

Big Yard Sale: community event, 7 a.m. to noon at Friedens UCC, 337 Main St., Oley. Rain date May 4. Rent a table for a fee, call 610-301-4500.

April 28

Oley Valley Community Library Gift Card Bingo Fundraiser: Doors open 11 a.m. Bingo begins 1 p.m. in Oley Valley Middle School cafeteria. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door or online. Food and drinks for sale but feel free to bring own. Vendors, basket raffle.

April 28

Bingo: 12 p.m. at Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Road, Mohnton. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Benefits Outreach Ministries of Robeson Lutheran Church & Preschool. Cash Prizes and Basket Raffle. Tickets include 20 regular games of bingo, hot dog and drink. Additional food for sale. Purchase tickets at church office, 610-856-7242 or email Amanda Baylor (Baylora@gmail.com) or at the door.

April 28

All You Can Eat Breakfast Feast: 7 a.m. to noon, Bally Fire Company, 537 Chestnut St., Bally. Proceeds benefit Bally Lions projects.

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

Fridays: Early Bird Breakfast 8 a.m.

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

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

Mondays: Move & Grove 10:30 a.m.; Strength & Stretch 10:30 a.m.; Yoga 6 p.m.; Pilates 7:15 p.m.

Tuesdays April 30: Bingo 6 p.m.

Wednesdays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 9 a.m.; Golden Texas Hold ‘Em 1 to 4 p.m. April 3 and 17

Thursdays: Meditation 7 p.m.

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

April 18: 1 p.m. Choralrama

April 22: 1 p.m. Gospel by Jeff Krick

April 23: 1 p.m. COPD by Andrew Harnish, Fox Rehab

April 24: 12:45 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party

April 25: 12:45 p.m. Pinochle Card Party; 1 p.m. History Revisited by Darius Puff

April 29: 1 p.m. music by Eric Kearns

June 20: Night at Reading Fightin’ Phils in the Dugout Suite. Waitress service for all-you-can-eat food.

Bus transportation from The Center available. Seating limited. 610-367-2313

EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

April 18: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. ages 3-5, books, songs and activities.

April 17: Toddler Storytime 10 to 10:30 a.m., walking to age 3. Stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts.

April 22: Letter Writing Social 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Lost Art of Letter Writing continues. Crafting and making letters to send to friends and family. To register, call 610-406-9431.

April 22 to 26: Chick fil-A Spirit Week at Exeter Chick-fil-A, 4675 Perkiomen Ave, Reading. Every order benefits the Exeter Community Library. Just mention the library when you give your order.

April 24: Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Bring your knitting project, sit and relax among friends. Registration recommended, 610-406-9431

April 24: Coloring Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring out your inner child with a night of coloring fun for adults. Ages 16 and up. Registration recommended, 610-406-9431

April 27: Crafternoons noon to 2 p.m. ages 4 and older enjoy DIY Seasonal Crafts.

April 30: Family Book Club 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Discussing Lindsey Stoddard’s “Just Like Jackie.” Read together as a family, then come for a lively discussion with related activities for family and friends. Register at Children’s Circulation Desk or call 610-406-9431.

BOYERTOWN LIBRARY

100th Children's Book Week: April 30 at 6:30 p.m. neighborhood author Pamela Tuck will lead a family storytime for Día, a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. On May 4 at 11 a.m. Kutztown author Kevin McCloskey visits to share his book “Snails are just my Speed,” humorous graphic non-fiction for children. Throughout the week, visit a bookmaking station in the children’s area or design a bookmark.

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.

Bearabilities: every second Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by Abilities in Motion at the Boyertown Community Library. A social and recreational opportunity for adults of all ages with disabilities and their caretakers. Interactive activities designed for all abilities will include, music, craft-making and sensory friendly seasonal events. Call library at 610-369-0496 to sign up.

Crafting Club for Adults: ages 18 and older will meet every third Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults for a fun time of crafting. Meets monthly to make seasonal crafts. Call library at 610-369-0496 to sign up.

Tech Help Tuesdays: One-on-one instruction provided for Microsoft Office, Google, email, Internet use, social media, smart phones or tablets. Call library at 610-369-0496 to schedule an appointment.

Adult Painting Party: held twice a month, on second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and third Thursday 11 a.m. Cost includes all materials. Call library to sign up.

BERKS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

40 N Noble St., Reading, www.berkscamera.org

Meet fellow photographers of all skills levels getting together to share ideas and skills.

April 22: Question & Answer session with a panel of club members. An open forum to ask the photography questions that have been keeping you awake nights. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

April 29: Spring Scavenger Hunt Judging 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free

May 3, 4, 5: Dynamic Images Photo Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading. Visit www.dynamicimagesconference.org for the schedule and registration.

RECURRING

Pottstown 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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