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March 21

Parkinson’s Learn & Share: 2 p.m., Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown. Free seminars held 3rd Thursday of every other month. Provide informative discussions by local experts to help support the health and wellness of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Join Chestnut Knoll and Andrew Harnish, PT, DPT, GCS, for “Understanding Early, Middle and Late Stages of Parkinson’s Disease.” Since many doctors who diagnose the disease use stages, learn more about what this means, what you can expect, and tips to help you ease the transition as the disease progresses. RSVPs appreciated; call 610-473-8066.

March 21

Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Hook& Ladder Company, S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Guests will be Marcia Townsend and Susan Lopez from the Boyertown Library speaking on their Reading Action Program.

March 21

Mod Betty - Retro Roadmap Presentation and Book Signing: 6 p.m. at Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro. Beth Lennon, aka Mod Betty, traveler and creator of the Retro Roadmap book series and travel website, will be visiting the Boone Area Library for a presentation and book signing. Come learn about some of the cool, vintage places, and retro fun that still exists in our region. If you are nostalgic for the past, be sure not to miss this special evening.

March 21

Berks County Patriots Meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leesport Farmers Market. Sheriff Eric Weaknecht discusses concealed carry permits. Joshua Prince, Firearms Lawyer will discuss civil rights deprivations, firearms law issues and class actions. Free. Open to public.

March 23

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 3 to 6 p.m., Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Admission charged. Dine in only.

March 23

Closing of Pit Stop Tavern: items and autographed memorabilia auctioned off noon to 3 p.m. Commemorative lunch menu 12-3 p.m. Dinner served until 10 p.m. Boyertown tavern closed for 2 weeks and reopen as Decades Speakeasy & Restaurant. New menu. Décor and pictures from every decade of 20th century. Night life on Friday and Saturday nights.

March 24

Boyertown Lions Club Purse & Basket Bingo: Rescheduled from Jan 20. Held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Keystone Fire Company, N. Washington St., Boyertown. Play starts 2 p.m. Admission charged. Receive 20 games of bingo. Additional special games may be purchased. Door prizes. Refreshments will be sold. Tickets available at the door or pre-purchase call Nancy at 610-367-7704. Tickets purchased for Jan.20 are good for this Bingo date. Walk-ins welcome.

March 24

Drug Awareness Seminar and Forum: 9 a.m. at New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Guest speakers Brenda Allen of Not One More and Kathy Strain of Drug Free Workplace PA and Family Education will present information on how to help families in a drug crisis and offer information on treatment and prevention programs. A time for questions and answers will follow.

March 25

Ukulele Jam: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Half Moon Cafe, Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Meets the last Sunday of the month. All skill levels welcome. Play old standards, folk, rock, and anything of interest. Invite singers, guitar, and percussion folks as well. $5 suggested donation.

March 26

Let’s Talk: Allergies: Join Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville and a panel of experts at Sanatoga Ridge, 2461 E. High St., Pottstown, at 5:30 p.m. Learn basic facts about allergies, complications, tests used to discover allergy triggers, and treatments for symptom relief. Free and open to the public; however, space is limited. RSVP by calling 610-473-3328.

March 30

Fused Glass Bowls Workshop: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. All work is done at room temperature and is accessible to students ages 4 and up of all skill levels. Creations will be fired and available for later pickup. Admission charged. Register at least one week prior to workshop. All materials included. Family-friendly; children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

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 30

Party with a Purpose: 7 to 11 p.m. at Keystone Fire Company, 240 N. Walnut St., Boyertown on Saturday, March 30 from 7-11 p.m. Join Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care for evening of cold drinks, snacks and fun. Purchase of ticket includes unlimited beer, soda, snacks and live entertainment by Flight Risk and Phoenix Sideshow. Raffles and a silent auction. Co-sponsored by Chestnut Knoll and GMH Mortgage Services LLC. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. To purchase tickets in advance, call Chestnut Knoll at 610-473-8066 or in-person at 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown.

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.

March 31

Presentation and Coffee: 9:15 a.m. at Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township. Attorney Scott Hoh will make a presentation on “The Constitution, the Founding Fathers and Religion.” Join us for coffee and buns in Fellowship Hall and to learn about the roots of our nation in the 1700s.

April 5

Concert: 7:15 to 10 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Aaron Nathans and Michael G. Ronstadt are a dynamic cello-guitar duo who push boundaries of folk music with a creative, adventurous, wildly enjoyable approach. Later, Charley Farrell and Amy Forsyth of Wordplay, joined by Michael G. Ronstadt will perform some covers and many of Charley’s original songs with Charley on guitar, vocals, and harmonica and Amy on hardanger fiddle, and vocals with Michael on cello. Admission charged.

April 6

25th Annual Daniel Boone Optimist Club Spring Craft Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Road Douglassville. Quality handcrafted items, more than 100 crafters. Free admission, free parking, refreshments. www.danielbooneoptimist.com, email DBCraftShow@gmail.com or call Lydia at 610-639-1439.

April 6

Birdsboro Contra Dance: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, 201 E. Main St., Birdsboro. Beginner instruction at 7 p.m. Caller is Janine Smith with music by Raise the Roof. Admission charged. Wear clean

soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. www.birdsborocontra.org

April 6

Annual Roast Beef Dinner: 3 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1749 South Main St., Bechtelsville. There is a charge. Baked goods for sale. Take out orders available, call 610-369-1281.

April 6

Dance: 7 to 10:30 pm at Keystone Fire Company, 240 N. Walnut St., Boyertown. Admission charged. Includes hot sandwich, door prizes, music by Johnny K. Cash bar. For information, contact Marge 570-943-2393.

April 6

Pancake breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m., Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100, Bally, in the Church Fellowship Hall. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee. The cost is a donation. Proceeds provide funds for the Bally Community Center, a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a haven the for kids of the area to come and have some good clean fun, play games, sports or just relax. Christian owned and run, the BCC is based on Christian principles of relating to one another in conduct, word, and attitude. www.ballymc.org

April 6

Ham & Oyster Dinner: 3 to 7 p.m., Huguenot Lodge #377 F&AM, 18 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown. Tickets for sale in advance and at the door. Call David DeTurk at 610-790-4995 for ticket information.

April 7

20th Annual Basket Bingo Fundraiser: at Amity Fire Company, sponsored by the Amity Township Lioness Club. Doors open at noon. Bingo starts 1 p.m. Door prizes, raffle items, refreshments for sale. To purchase tickets, call Lioness Linda McCue at 610-385-6421.

April 7

Opening of ‘Snippets’: 4 to 6 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Wine, cheese, and snacks. The exhibit runs until May 12.

April 12

Jammin’ for Dollars and Silent Auction: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Annual fundraiser. Appetizers, silent auction preview, dinner, after dinner jam. If you play an instrument bring it along and jam or just listen.

April 26

Bus Trip to Fort Frederick 18th-Century Market Fair. Sponsored by Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, Exeter Twp. Cost of ticket includes round trip bus fare, light breakfast, and admission to Fair. Bus will leave Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro, at 6:45 a.m. and arrive at Fort Frederick 10 a.m. On your own to wander through the many 18th-century sutlers, entertainers, or interact with those dressed in attire from 1730 through 1790. Bus will leave Fair 4 p.m. and return directly to Daniel Boone Homestead. For more information or to reserve seat call 610-562-4900.

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.

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

Mondays: Pilates 6 p.m.

Mondays: Move & Grove 10:30 a.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.

March 21: 1 to 2 p.m. “History Revisited” by Darius Puff with presentation on Lenape Life

March 22: 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pool Tournament

March 25: 1 to 2 p.m. music by Musical Friends

March 26: 1 to 2 p.m. “Keeping Yourself Healthy” by Dianne Orrison- Health South Reading Rehabilitation

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

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

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

March 29: 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Shuffleboard Tournament

June 20: The Center at Spring Street Night at the Reading Fightin’ Phils. Join members and guests of The Center at Spring Street for a night at the Reading Fightin Phils in the Dugout Suite. Tickets for sale include waitress service for all-you-can-eat food from pre-game through the 7th inning and end of game firework show. VIP gates open at 5 p.m. Bus transportation from The Center at Spring Street is available, but SEATING IS LIMITED – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Bus departs The Center at 4:15 p.m. Cost of bus transportation is $10. A $5 deposit made at The Center will hold your ticket. The balance must be paid by June 14. 610-367-2313

EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

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

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

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

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

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 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.

March 23: BPS High School Photo Competition, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Contact the club for more information at www.berkscamera.org.

March 25: "A Little Beyond The Realm Of Playfulness" by Fadi Acra. The presentation will also explore Acra's theatrical and fashion work. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

April 1: "April Fool’s Photos," Pictures that aren’t what they appear to be! 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

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