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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 3

Mifflin Community Library Fundraiser: 5 to 8 p.m. at Friendly's Restaurant, 1535 Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Dine in or take out.

April 4

Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m., Friendship Hook & Ladder Company, S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. This is the monthly board meeting. All members welcome. Because of Maundy Thursday, there will not be a meeting April 18.

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

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

Boyertown Lions Club All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet: 7 a.m. to noon at Friendship Hook& Ladder Fire Company, S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Pancakes, sausage, home fries, scrambled eggs and beverage. All proceeds go to the Boyertown Lions Charitable Projects.

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, Church Fellowship Hall. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee. Cost is donation. Proceeds provide funds for Bally Community Center for kids to play games, sports or just relax. 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 6

A Stroll Through History: with the Berks History Center at Aulenbach’s Cemetery, 2050 Howard Blvd, Reading. Tours at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Guided walking tour of the cemetery with Civil War enthusiast Mark Pflum. For reservations call Berks History Center at 610-375-4375. There is a charge.

April 7

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet: 7 a.m.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

April 7

20th Annual Basket Bingo Fundraiser: at Amity Fire Company, sponsored by Amity Township Lioness Club. Doors open at noon. Bingo 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 11 & 12

Shoo-Fly Pie Sale: 2 to 5 p.m. on April 11 and 12 at Friedens UCC, 3337 Main St., Oley. Call 610-987-6020 (leave message) by April 7 to pre-order.

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. Bring instrument and jam or just listen.

April 13

YMCA at 160 Years: 1 p.m. at Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Hwy East, for finale of a three-part historical presentation. Rick Polityka, trustee for Berks History Center, talks about history of YMCA and its evolution. Refreshments available. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To register, call 610-385-5002.

April 13

Upper Frederick Township 7th Annual Swamp Creek Stomp 5K/10K Trail Run: 9 a.m. sharp, rain or shine, at Bob Wayland Memorial Park, 263 Fagleysville Road, Perkiomenville. Registration fee charged for runners. Pre-register by March 29 for reduced fee. Or register on Race Day. Go to http://www.facebook.com/UFTParksAndRecreation, www.active.com or call 610-754-6436. All proceeds benefit township parks.

April 13

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: The Easter Bunny will be visiting St. Gabriel's Episcopal. All -You-Can-Eat Breakfast buffet includes eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, toast, coffee/tea, and orange juice. Kids under 6 free. Parking and entrance at rear of building.

April 26

Bus Trip to Fort Frederick 18th-Century Market Fair. Sponsored by Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead. 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. Bus will leave Fair 4 p.m. and return directly to Boone Homestead. To reserve seat call 610-562-4900.

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 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.

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.; 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 2, 16, 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.

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

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

April 8: 1 p.m. Managing Your Health & Security-ADT Smart Home Skills

April 9: 10 a.m. Multi-Service Tour; 6 p.m. Coloring with a Purpose

April 10: 10 a.m. Living Well with Diabetes; 1 p.m. Bernard’s Bees

April 11: 1 p.m. Annie Funk Chalk drawing

April 12: 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pool Tournament

April 15, 26: 9:45 a.m. Shuffleboard Tournament; also 4:30 p.m. April 23

April 16: 1 p.m. The Power of Positivity

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

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

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.

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

April 8: Members monthly photo competition. Assigned subject: Prints from digital or film. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

April 15: "Members' Passion," an evening of presentations by club members. Topics vary and are what the presenting members are photographically passionate about or are currently working on. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

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.

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