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Feb. 21

Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Our program will be Lion Barry Yerger speaking on collecting tabs, caps and stamps. You are welcome to join us if you have any interest in learning about the Boyertown Lions Club.

Feb. 21

Alzheimer’s Support Group Discussion Topic “Rewarding Tasks and Activities”: Alzheimer’s Support Group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Speaker Gina Cooke, director of Diakon Adult Day Services at Manatawny Manor, shows how you can keep your loved one involved in day-to-day tasks in and around the home. Learn some simple activities that are positive and enjoyable. Free and open to the public. RSVP at 610-473-8066.

Feb. 21

Parkinson’s Learn & Share: 2 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Speakers Dr. Andrew Harnish; Sarah Weller, OT, OTR/L; and Jennifer Jones, OT, OTR/L, present “Tools to Help You Live With Parkinson’s.” Free seminars are held on the third Thursday of every other month. RSVPs appreciated; call 610-473-8066.

Feb. 21

Berks County Patriots Meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. Carol Gardecki presents "Our Founding Documents." Also speaking is Scott Uehlinger, former CIA agent, Soviet Union, and Senior Intelligence Station Chief in Moldova. Scott often appears as National Security Expert on TV/radio.

Feb. 23

Free Community Meal: noon, Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. All are welcome to attend for good food and fellowship.

Feb. 23

Uncork & Unwind with Your Valentine: 7 to 10 p.m. at Boyertown Community Library, 24 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Must be 21 years or older. Tickets for sale at www.berkslibraries.org/branch/boyertown.

Feb. 23

Bally Community Preschool Spaghetti Dinner: 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Bally Mennonite Church in the church fellowship hall. Spaghetti with sauce, assorted meat toppings, salad, garlic bread, and assorted homemade desserts. The cost is a donation. Take out is available. All welcome. Proceeds will provide funds for the Bally Community Preschool. 610-845-1600, www.ballycommunitypreschool.org

Feb. 23

Uncork and Unwind with your Valentine: 7 to 10 p.m. at Boyertown Community Library, 24 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Event features select wines and food tastings. Price includes wine tastings, food bites and a keepsake wine glass. Raffles and prizes also available. Proceeds benefit the library. Must be 21 or older to attend. Must present ID.

Feb. 24

Gift Card Bingo: St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 1188 Ben Franklin Hwy. East, Douglassville. Doors open at 1 p.m. and event is from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets for sale in advance or at the door. To reserve tickets, call Anna Miller 610-970-8911.

Feb. 25

Berks Photographic Society meeting: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Matting and Mounting Prints for Competition with Joel Styer and Kacey Lee Rovere-Avril. Free. www.berkscamera.org

Feb. 25

Cabin Fever Reliever: Sponsored by The Friends of Mifflin Community Library from 5 to 8 p.m. at 201 West Restaurant, Lancaster Avenue in Shillington. Appetizers, cash bar, Chinese Auction, 50/50 and more. Tickets for sale at the Library. 610-777-3911.

Feb. 28

Lunch with Chestnut Knoll: 11:30 a.m. Join a representative from Chestnut Knoll At Home Services for a complimentary lunch at Jukebox Cafe at 535 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Learn about senior care options, including home care, rehabilitation services. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP by Feb. 26; call 610-473-3328.

March 3

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet: 7 to 11 a.m. at Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Robeson Township. All proceeds benefit the fire company. geigertownfireco.com or 610-286-6481 for more information.

March 3

Pick up freshly-made Faschnachts: at Friedens UCC, 337 Main St., Oley, from noon to 2 p.m. Pre-orders are recommended. Call 610-987-3536.

March 4

Berks Photographic Society meeting: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County with Larry Ward and Brad Kissam. Free. www.berkscamera.org

March 7

Exeter Community Wellness Fair: 4 to 7 p.m. at Reiffton School, Exeter.

March 7 to April 8

Journeys Through Grief: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. from March 7 through April 8 at Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto. Journeys Through Grief offers counseling in small groups where for six 1½ hour sessions, you will learn about the stages of grief and explore your feelings about the loss you have experienced. Our goal is not to make grief disappear, but to equip the group's participants with the tools needed for lifelong healing and understanding. Under the guidance of a professional Christian counselor or trained facilitator, you will learn how you can live with the grief associated with loss. To register, contact Bereavement Coordinator Sylvia Havlish at 610-395-5045. Visit https://www.libertylutheran.org/grief-recovery.

March 9

Dance: for ages 30 and up, 7-10:30 pm at Keystone Fire Co., 240 N Walnut St., Boyertown. Admission charged. Includes hot sandwich, door prizes, music by “Josh”. Cash bar. For information, contact Marge 570-943-2393.

March 11

Monthly Photo Competition: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Berks Photographic Society, 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Meet fellow photographers of all skills levels getting together to share ideas and skills. Free. www.berkscamera.org

March 18

Berks Photographic Society: 7:30 to 9 p.m., 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Tired of Winter, Think Spring with Frank Plucinsky, free. www.berkscamera.org

March 30

Benefit for Travis Reese: 5:30 to 11 p.m. at Goodwill Fire Co. social hall, 537 Chestnut St., Bally. Doors open at 5 p.m. Fundraiser for Travis Reese, 15 of Gilbertsville, who has been diagnosed with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Buffet dinner, beer and soda, live music by Big Daddy Bangers, 50-50 raffles, home-made desserts for sale, gift baskets and feature prize raffles. To purchase tickets, call Jim 484-706-3262, Stephanie 610-367-7434 or email jdavidheiser@coveragenow.com. Event organized by J-Walkers volunteer team of Boyertown area.

March 31

Designer Bag Bingo: doors open at noon, Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Held at Grill Fire Co., 739 Mountain View Rd Reading. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics PA. Tickets for sale. 20 regular games, 2 specials and 1 jackpot. Refreshments available. For tickets contact Don at 484-345-0546 or email ogre65@ptd.net.

Summer

Clay on Main's "Art Around the World" Summer Camp: ages 6-12 from July 15 to 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For any additional information, call or email 610-987-0273 or clayonmain@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Saturdays: Move & Groove 10:15 a.m. Space is limited, call The Center to reserve spot.

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

Mondays: Pilates 6 p.m.

Mondays: Yoga 6 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.

Feb. 21: 1 to 2 p.m. “History Revisited” by Darius Puff, a local Lenape historian.

Feb. 22: 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Shuffleboard Tournament

Feb. 25: 1 to 2 p.m. “Patsy Cline Tribute” by Lorri Woodward & James Hummel

Feb. 26: 1 to 2 p.m. “Captioned Telephones and Relay Services”, by Cheryl Deitz, Hamilton Relay

Feb. 26: 1 to 2 p.m. Book Club

Feb. 27: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party

Feb. 28: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party

EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Feb. 23 and March 23: Crafternoons noon to 2 p.m. ages 4 and older. DIY seasonal crafts.

Feb. 25: Letter Writing Social (adult) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Lost Art of Letter Writing continues. We’ll be crafting and making letters to send to friends and family. To register, call 610-406-9431.

Feb. 27 and March 20: 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

Feb. 27 and March 20: Coloring Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Registration recommended – 610-406-9431

March 5: Contemporary Movie Night for adults, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. watching “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Rated R. 2 hours, 16 minutes.

March 6: Adult Evening Readers Club 7 to 8 p.m. A discussion of “The Fire by Night” by Teresa Messineo, a powerful and evocative debut novel about two American military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung heroism of women who risked their lives in the fight – a riveting saga of friendship, valor, sacrifice, and survival combining the grit and selflessness of Band of Brothers with the emotional resonance of The Nightingale. Author Teresa Messineo will be on site for presentation & discussion.

March 6: Tortoise Open House 6 to 7 p.m. ages 4 and older get an up close visit and touch opportunity with Dan de Lion, our resident Russian Tortoise.

March 9: Family Dance Party 10 to 10:30 a.m. Parent or caregiver with child ages 8 & under. We’ll bring out some fun props like scarves, ribbons, or a parachute.

March 12, 19, 26: Baby Lapsits Storytime 9:30 to 10 a.m.

March 13, 20, 27: Toddler Storytime 10 to 10:30 a.m., walking to age 3.

March 13: STEAM Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ages 3 to 8 interact with toys and explore creative problem solving and critical thinking through play and engage in any or all of the following subjects: science, technology, engineering, arts, or math.

March 14, 21, 28: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. ages 3 to 5.

March 25: Letter Writing Social 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Lost Art of Letter Writing continues. We’ll be crafting and making letters to send to friends and family. To register and for details, call – 610-406-9431.

March 27: Author A.S. King visits for reading & book signing 6 to 8 p.m. King’s Young Adult novel "Dig" releases March 26. Event is ideal for adults and teens. “Dig” is available for pre-order through Aaron’s Books at 717-627-1990 or online at www.aaronsbooks.com. Aaron’s Books will be onsite to deliver pre-ordered books and will have additional books for sale. Visit https://www.berkslibraries.org/events/exeter. Call to register at 610-406-9431.

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.

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 $20 includes all materials. Call library to sign up.

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.

OLEY LIBRARY

Preschool storytime: Fridays 10:30 a.m. While focus is preschool ages, lapsit infants or young homeschool children are welcome as well. We are not a “hush” library and encourage children to join us who may be new to organized events. Storytime is a great program for children preparing for preschool and kindergarten.

Movie night: new “Harry Potter” Book and movie club. Read the book, then come to library to watch movie on first Thursday of month 5-7 p.m. September is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

Home School Hook Ups: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. RSVP so we can plan for seating and supplies.

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