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June 6

Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m., Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Monthly board meeting. Graduating Senior receives Past District Scholarship Award. All members welcome.

June 8

Boyertown Relay For Life Food Truck Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Grandpop Bubbles noon to 4 p.m. at Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Everyone is welcome to attend.

June 8

Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 325 Covered Bridge Road, Oley. Strawberry, short cake, ice cream, home-made soups and baked goods, BBQ, hoagies, hotdogs, signature Chow Chow. Flea Market tables available for charge, call 610-689-5424.

June 9

Reading Berks Rose Society’s 88th Annual Rose Show: at the Boscov's North Auditorium on 5th Street Highway, Reading. Exhibitors should bring entries to customer pick up entrance 8 to 11 a.m. Judging is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Show opens to public 1:30 to 4 p.m. For information, call President Kevin Glaes at 484 345-9769. No charge to enter or visit the show.

June 14

Flag Day Ceremony: 9 a.m. at Keystone Villa at Douglassville Independent Building, 1180 Ben Franklin Hwy East. Berks County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard will begin the Flag Day ceremony followed by a reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and an honorary address from Rep. Joe Ciresi. Public invited to attend. Bring worn, unserviceable American flags to the retirement community for proper disposal, and receive a new flag in its place, courtesy of Keystone Villa.

June 15

Free Community Shred Event: 9 to 11 a.m. at Keystone Villa at Douglassville. Limit of one box per person. Shred material should not include 3-ring binders, spiral notebooks, large clips, or wet papers. Free and open to public. 610-385-5002

June 17

Reunion: 6 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Reunion for previous employees and/or family members of Boyertown Burial Casket Company. After the mixer, enjoy VIP seating during an outdoor concert by Exeter Community Band. Free and open to any former employee or relative. To RSVP, call 610-473-8066.

June 17

Father’s Day Concert: 7 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Performance by Exeter Community Band. Held outdoors weather permitting. Bring chair. Free and open to public.

June 17

New Hanover AARP Annual Summer Picnic: noon at New Hanover Lutheran Church. All AARP members who have signed up are invited to attend and are reminded to bring a Bingo prize.

June 18

AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Drivers ages 55 and older are eligible for the course. There is a charge. Bring AARP membership card (if applicable) and a valid driver’s license. Includes breakfast and lunch, courtesy of Chestnut Knoll. Seating is limited. RSVP at 610-473-3328.

June 20

Boyertown Lions Club meeting: 6:30 p.m., Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Av., Boyertown. Picnic dinner held followed with Installation of Officers, with PDG Nancy Gauthier as guest.

June 20

Parkinson’s Learn & Share on Medical Management & Non-Motor Symptoms of PD. 2 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Free seminars for those living with Parkinson’s. Andrew Harnish discusses non-motor symptoms, brain changes, and latest, top-prescribed medications. RSVP at 610-473-8066.

June 20

Berks County Patriots: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Market. Bobby Lawrence, founder of Protect Your Vote, will discuss the assault on Constitutional Republic and Electoral College. Dean Patton, Managerial District Justice, will discuss truancy laws. Free to attend. All welcome.

June 22

Friends of Mifflin Community Library Garden Tour: Self-guided tour (rain or shine) of five gardens in Mifflin area, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets on sale at Library, 6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington, and June 22 only at John Paul II Center tour stop, 1092 Welsh Road, Shillington. For more information, email, see or call 610-777-3911.

June 22

Hepler Family Reunion: 10:30 a.m., Zion’s Cemetery,

Pitman, PA. This year’s theme will be Our Kehler Kin. For information and dinner

reservations, call Mae Ann Rehrer, 610-582-6914 or Additional info, Tom Hepler 856-866-1348 or

June 27

Mystery Tour: Chestnut Knoll At Home Services, 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bus tour. After, complimentary lunch at Cutillo’s Restaurant in Pottstown. Free and open to public. Seating is limited, reserve by calling 610-473-3328.


200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service, 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.

Wednesdays: Pickleball at Boyertown Community Park 9 a.m.; Golden Texas Hold ‘Em 1 to 4 p.m. June 5, 26

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

June 6: Flower Power Day, Musical Entertainment by “Trinidad North Steel Drum Band” 1 to 2 p.m.

June 11: Multi-Service Tour 10 to 11 a.m.

June 11: Evening Pool Tournament 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

June 11, 25: Bingo Night: 6 to 9 p.m.

June 12: Summer Safety Tips 10 to 11 a.m.

June 13: Father’s Day Celebration 1 to 2 p.m. Musical entertainment by Dance Time Trio.

June 14: Fright Nite Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. Featuring The Majestics.

June 17, 28: Shuffleboard Tournament 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.

June 18: “Alzheimer’s” by Andrew Harnish, Fox Rehab, 1 to 2 p.m.

June 19: Hasenpfeffer Card Party 12:45 to 4 p.m.

June 20: Pinochle Card Party 12:45 to 4 p.m.

June 20: “Battle of Gettysburg” by RC Youse 1 to 2 p.m.

June 20: Reading Fightin’ Phils Dugout Suite Group Outing. Game Time 7:05 p.m.

June 21: Pool Tournament 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 24: “Motown Review” by Lorri Woodward & James Hummel 1 to 2 p.m.

June 25: Book Club, this month “Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah, 1 to 2 p.m.

June 27: The Center’s Summer Picnic 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Wild Wild West.” Picnic games, guessing games, bake sale, basket raffle. Picnic lunch includes hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, chips, baked beans, and a funnel cake sundae. Musical entertainment starts at 1 p.m. by After All Band. There is a charge. RSVP by June 22.


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

June 10: Tortoise Open House 6 to 7 p.m. Ages 4 and older. Get an up close for visit and touch opportunity with Dan de Lion, our resident Russian Tortoise.

June 11, 18, 25: Baby Lapsits Storytime 9:30 to 10 a.m. Ages infant to age 1 (pre-walking).

June 11: Lego Day, all day event. Paper lego minifigure craft 1 to 2 p.m. Scavenger hunt 2 to 3 p.m. Snapology on site 3 to 5 p.m. with various Lego brick building kits. Showing “The Lego Movie 2” 6 p.m. Lego Exhibits will be on display for voting all day. Plus, door prizes. More information at

June 12, 19, 26: Toddler Storytime 10 to 10:30 a.m. For walking toddlers to age 3.

June 13, 20, 27: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. Ages 3 to 5.

June 18: Health Fair 6 to 8 p.m. (Mindful Kids Yoga at 5:30 p.m.) Healthy families are happy families. Bring your family for eye and ear screenings. Plus, Mindful Kids Yoga, PA state parks, Berks County Intermediate Unit, Safe Berks, and more. No registration necessary.

June 22: Craft ‘Til Noon 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 4 and Older. Enjoy DIY Seasonal Crafts. Celebrating the 4th of July with red, white, and blue crafts. No registration necessary.

June 25: Kids Book Bingo 6 to 7:30 p.m. For ages 4 to 12 accompanied by an adult guardian. Play Bingo for books. Snacks, fun, and prizes. Register at 610-406-9431.

June 25: Teen Book Bingo 8 to 9:30 p.m. For teens ages 13 to 17. Play Bingo for books. Fun, food, and prizes. Register at 610-406-9431.

Book Club books available at library beginning June 10

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 attend book club at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 1.

Kids Book Club: for those entering 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade. Read “Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game” by Chris Grabenstein, then attend book club 6 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Teen Book Club: entering 7th through 12th grade. Read “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer, then attend book club on Aug. 9. All teens participating get a free movie ticket to see “Artemis Fowl,” the movie, which releases on Aug. 9.

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 attend book club as a family 6 p.m. on Aug. 15.


June 6: Food in Jars with Marisa McClellan 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Canning author and blogger Marisa McClellan will show us how to put those jars of jam and pickled vegetables to work. Register at 610-406-9431.

June 13: Small Space Gardening 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Don't let limited outdoor space prevent you from a green thumb. From fruits to vegetables to flowering plants and trees, the Master Gardeners of Berks County will demonstrate tricks to growing it all in small spaces. Light refreshments will be served. Program is courtesy of Friends of the Exeter Community Library. Register at 610-406-9431.

June 15: Adult Crafter-noon with Valerie Martz 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All-day crafting for adults, space is limited to the first 15 people registered, cost is $5 per person. Bring own lunch and stay all day. Call to register at 610-406-9431.

June 26: 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

June 26: Coloring Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. Night of coloring fun for adults, ages 16 and up. Registration recommended, 610-406-9431

June 27: Letter Writing Social 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Crafting and making letters to send to friends and family. To register and for details, call 610-406-9431.


40 N Noble St., Reading, free,

June 10: Monthly Photo Contest 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Assigned subject is Photojournalism.

June 17: Presentation by Jeff Shaeffer "A Cultural Journey Through South India" 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

June 24: Topic: "What are you Going to Shoot this Summer?" 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Bally Community Garden: Plots available for 2019 season for organic garden located at Rt. 100 behind Bally Mennonite Church. In existence for more than 10 years. Dedicated group of gardeners from the community maintain their individual plots and would welcome others to join. Email or call 484-241-7986.

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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