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July 5

Starwatch: 8:30-10 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. Program begins inside, followed by viewing the stars through telescopes with members of the Berks County Astronomical Society.

July 7

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

July 7

Two Scotsmen in the 18th Century Manatawny: 2 p.m. at Beidler House, 1130 Old River Rd., Gibraltar. George Douglass and Andrew Robeson were two intrepid Scotsmen were important enough in the early history of Berks County to have a town named after one, Douglassville, and a township after the other, Robeson. Presentation given by Scots-heritage Courtney Stevens and Susan Speros.

July 8

Summer Concert: 7 p.m. Keystone Villa at Douglassville invites the public to the retirement community for the start of the summer concert series with melodies of patriotic marches, upbeat show tunes. Pottsgrove Community Band, under the direction of John Meko, is an all-ages group of volunteers who come together for the love of music, and to entertain the community. Concert held indoors, so seating is limited. Free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated, call 610-385-2031.

July 10

Let’s Talk Parkinson’s Disease Overview and Treatments: 6:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Informative discussion featuring expert panelists. Learn more about Parkinson’s disease, state-of-the-art treatment options, and resources available to assist with home care. Light refreshments served. Free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated; call 610-473-8066.

July 13

St. John’s 10th Annual Car Show: Rain or shine at 1035 Old River Rd., Gibraltar (Robeson Twp.) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All makes, models, years of cars and trucks. First 100 dash plaques, trophies, $250 Grand Prize. DJ, food, Chinese & Silent Auctions, Belgian Sheepdog Demo, face painting, door prizes, 50/50, raffle, blood drive. Proceeds benefit St. John’s Lutheran Church and Helping Harvest. www.stjohnsgibraltar.com, stjohnsgibraltar@windstream.net, 610-582-3655

July 14

Outdoor Concert by Heaven 4 Shore Southern Gospel Quartet: 7 to 8 p.m. at Butter Valley Community Church, 2600 Old Route 100, Bally. Rain or shine. Free will offering to support missions. 610-845-2429 or www.buttervalleycc.org

July 20

Pig Roast: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 325 Covered Bridge Road, Oley. Pulled pork, baked potato, baked beans, roll with butter, applesauce or pepper cabbage. Call church office, 610-689-5424, leave message with name and number of tickets.

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.; Yoga 6 p.m.; Pilates 7:15 p.m.

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

Thursdays: Yoga 6 p.m., Meditation 7 p.m.

July 2: 1 p.m. Music by Karl Hausman, Independence Day Celebration.

July 8 & 9: AAA Driver Improvement Course.

July 8, July 26: 9:45 a.m. Shuffleboard Tournament.

July 9: Multi-service Tour 10 a.m.

July 9: Pool Tournament 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

July 9, 23: Bingo 6 to 9 p.m.

July 10: AAA Driver Improvement Course

July 10: 10 a.m. “10 Ways to Love Your Brain” by Beth Biehl

July 10: 1 p.m. “Sugar: The Not So Sweet Truth” by Dane Congleton, Humana

July 11: Music by Debi Irene Wahl 1 p.m.

July 12: Friday Night Dance with The ChasBand 7 to 10 p.m.

July 16: 1 p.m. Sing Along

July 17: 1 p.m. Music by Glenn Miller

July 18: 1 p.m. “History Revisited” by Darius Puff

July 18: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party

July 19: 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pool Tournament

July 22: 1 to 2 p.m. Meet & Greet with Senator Bob Mensch

July 23: 1 p.m. “Parkinson” with Andrew Harnish of Fox Rehab

July 23: 1 p.m. Book Club, “The Romanov Ransom” by Clive Cussler.

July 24: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party

July 25: 1 p.m. “A Very Merry Christmas” by Jeff Krick

July 26: 1 p.m. Music by “Sonny & SOS Gang”

July 31: 1 p.m. “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” by Debbie Griffie, Penn State Extension

EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

June 25, July 9, 16, 23: Baby Lapsits Storytime 9:30 to 10 a.m. Ages infant to age 1 (pre-walking).

June 26, July 10, 17, 24: Toddler Storytime 10 to 10:30 a.m. walking toddlers to age 3.

June 27, July 11, 18, 25: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. Ages 3 to 5.

July 8: Tortoise Open House 6 to 7 p.m. ages 4 and older. Get an up close visit & touch opportunity with Dan de Lion, our resident Russian Tortoise.

July 9: Farm Animal Petting Zoo 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Family-friendly event. Sleepy Hollow Farms Traveling Petting Zoo comes to the library. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Early Literacy stations inside the program room from 5 - 7 p.m. Outdoor pony rides with suggested donation.

July 13: Family Dance Party 10 to 10:30 a.m. Parent or caregiver with child ages 8 & under.

July 16: Handpan Music with Janet Spahr 6:30 p.m. ages 4 and older with family, parent, or guardian. A multi-instrumentalist from Carlisle, Janet finds that her audiences are continually delighted to discover this new and intriguing “sound sculpture.” Janet’s wonderfully soothing compositions are perfect for relaxation, yoga, meditation, massage, and other healing therapies. Call to register, 610-406-9431.

July 23: Middle-Earth Studios 6:30 p.m. Ideal for ages 4 and up. Middle-earth Studios is a one-of-a-kind theatre company enriching children's imaginations through a blend of innovative costume storytelling and puppetry with performances at fairs, community events, festivals, parties, schools, libraries, museums, aquariums, summer camps, corporate events and amusement parks. Family friendly event is open to all, but registration is required. Call to register, 610-406-9431.

July 25: Teen Night Escape the Library! 6 to 8 p.m. For teens entering 7th through 12th grades. In Snapology's version of the popular Escape Room concept, students play escape games using S.T.E.A.M. skills and work with peers to design their own escape game clues. Teams have 60 minutes to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete any assigned tasks and unlock the "door" to escape the library. After, teens will have time to relax and have a snack with friends. Limited to first 20 teens to register, 610-406-9431.

July 27: Craft ‘Til Noon 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 4 and Older decorating with froggy crafts.

July 30: Family Movie Night Double Feature, watching “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” at 3 p.m., rated PG, runtime 1 hour, 44 minutes. At 6 p.m., we'll watch “Wonder Park,” rated PG, runtime 1 hour 25 minutes,

Youth Book Club: Kids entering 1st or 2nd grade with parent or guardian 18 or older read “Baby Monkey, Private Eye” by Brian Selznick and David Serlin, then discuss at book club on Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m. Books available at the library.

Kids Book Club: Kids entering 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grades read “Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game” by Chris Grabenstein, then discuss at book club on Aug. 2, 6 p.m. Books available at the library.

Teen Book Club: Teens entering 7th grade through 12th grade read “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer, then discuss at book club on Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m. All teens participating get a free movie ticket courtesy of Fox Theatres. Books available at the library.

Family Book Club: Kids entering 4th grade and up with a parent or guardian 18 or older read “The Night Diary” by Veera Hiranandani, then discuss at book club as a family on Aug. 15, 6 p.m. Books available at the library.

ADULT EVENTS:

July 2: Contemporary Movie Night (adult) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Instant Family,” a couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children. PG-13 | 1 hour 58 minutes.

July 3: Evening Readers Club 7 p.m. A discussion of “Camino Island” by John Grisham. A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for $25 million.

July 12: L. Ryan Storms Book Launch Party & Signing 6 to 8 p.m. Local Young Adult Fantasy author L. Ryan Storms will speak about writing, her path to publication, and how persistence in publishing pays off. Copies of “A Thousand Years to Wait” will be for sale. Refreshments provided, courtesy of Friends of the Exeter Community Library. Register at 610-406-9431.

July 18: Letter Writing Social 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Making washi tape to decorate letters and envelopes. Register at 610-406-9431.

July 20: Space Age Gadgets in the Kitchen 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Food blogger Maria Barton will demonstrate the hottest kitchen gadgets that seem space age but are both easy to use and incredible time savers. Sample Mexican themed dishes made entirely with these gadgets. Register at 610-406-9431.

July 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.

July 24: Coloring Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Registration recommended – 610-406-9431.

July 29: Vegan Summer Dinner from the Garden 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Susan Edelman, food writer and food photographer, has been developing vegan recipes since 2011 as a way of preventing and reversing heart disease within her family. Taste samples of her ratatouille with slaw, chilled cream of zucchini soup, and fruit-flavored “nice cream.” Register at 610-406-9431.

RECURRING

Prayer Wednesdays: at Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. The Sanctuary will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 4 to 7 p.m. for a time of quiet prayer and reflection. Pastor Linda will have prayer books available along with some quiet music. This will be a time to pause, to spend some time with God, to listen for the whispers of the Spirit. All are welcome.

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

Pottstown Area Garden Club: first Fridays at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown 11:30 a.m. Open to anyone interested in all aspects of gardening. Find on Facebook. Summer meetings are held at various locations.

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