Submit events about 10 days in advance of desired publication date to email@example.com.
Tom & Betty Druckenmiller: at the Half Moon Cafe,7 to 10 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Laura Leinbach is a singer and guitarist who will delight visitors with a pre-show performance in the Dining Room and then again on a tune as part of the concert by Tom, Betty, and Norm in the Half Moon. Admission charged.
Through Dec. 14
Annual Christmas Raffle: through Dec. 14 at Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro. Tickets for sale. 610-582-5666
Dec. 1 & 2
37th Annual Daniel Boone Optimist Club Holiday Craft Show: Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quality handcrafted items, over 120 crafters Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Road, Douglassville. Free admission. Free parking, refreshments, www.danielbooneoptimist.com. Email DBCraftShow@gmail.com or call Lydia at 610-639-1439.
Dance: Ages 30 and up, 7 to 11 p.m. at Keystone Fire Co., 240 N Walnut St., Boyertown. Admission includes door prizes, D J “Bobby Koch”. Cash bar. Call Marge, 570-943-2393.
Dec. 1 & 2
Friends of the Exeter Community Library Holiday Sale: Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 2 from noon to 3 p.m. at Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading (Exeter Township). Holiday cookies, wreaths, and crafts. All proceeds benefit the Exeter Community Library.
Dec. 1 & 2
Craft Show, Food Fest, Bake Sale: Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Columbkill Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown. Carriage rides Saturday only 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon of Reflection Bereavement Seminar: It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except when it’s not. A forum on “going through the holidays without a loved one” to be held Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at St. Catharine’s, Mt. Penn. Advance pre-registration is required by calling 610 370-1174.
Ringgold Band Community Christmas Concert: 3 p.m. at Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane, Exeter Township. Cost of admission is a new toy. Event benefits Exeter Area Food Pantry families. Call 610-779-3480.
Breakfast with Santa: 7 to 11 a.m. at Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Robeson Township. geigertownfireco.com or 610-286-6481 for more information. All proceeds benefit the fire company.
Exeter Woman’s Club Holiday House Tour: 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Boscov’s East, Exeter Library and Effie’s Charcoal Chef. Six homes will be open for a self-guided tour.
Open Mic at the Half Moon Cafe: 7 to 9 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Meadowood sponsors monthly open mic. Musicians invited to studio to perform up to three tunes (about 15 minutes). Bring instrumentation that doesn’t require significant set-up time and choose songs appropriate for a family audience. Donate $5 to help keep the lights on. Park in nearby church lot, not on the street.
Funky Ferments Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Wendy, of The Cottage Kitchen, as well as Barb and Tom, owners of Oley Valley Organics farm and store, will share their knowledge on the ancient craft of fermenting foods. In class, students create beginnings of sauerkraut to take home using the organic cabbage provided. Admission charged.
Eat at Friendly's Library benefit: eat at Friendly’s on Lancaster Avenue to benefit Friends of Mifflin Community Library Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Eat in or take out. 610-777-3911
Pancake Breakfast: 6:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Boyertown Masonic Lodge, Third and Jefferson streets, Boyertown. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverages. Children younger than age 5 free. Santa will be making a guest appearance at 8:30 a.m.
Photo with Santa: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts, 98 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, is hosting Berks Photographic Society (a non-profit agency) and Santa Claus. $10 each suggested donation. 8X10 print or photo e-mail.
Breakfast with Santa: 8 to 10 a.m. at Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, homefries, pastries, beverages. Bring camera for photos with Santa. Tickets for sale at library. 610-582-5666
Christmas Carnival: 4 to 7 p.m. at Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro. Games, activities, card making. Tickets for sale for Christmas Raffle.
Decorate A Cheese or Butter Bell Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. These vessels keep cheese and butter fresh and free of unwanted odors, while still allowing them to breathe and continue to mature. Choose a butter and cheese bell, wheel-thrown by master potters, to decorate.
Breakfast with Santa: 8 to 11 a.m., Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1375 Friedensburg Road, Reading. Join the Church and Aulenbach’s Cemetery in a joint Christmas fundraiser. Make reservations at the Church 610-779-4620 or Aulenbach’s Cemetery 610-779-6060.
Girl Scout Troop 1994 Spaghetti Dinner: 4 to 8 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church social hall, 222 Niantic Road, Barto. Advance tickets for sale by calling Lisa at 610-845-3928, or purchase tickets at door.
3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting: 5 to 7 p.m. in parking lot of Amity Township park adjacent to the playground area in Amityville. Rain date is Dec. 16. Includes Carolers. Tree lighting is at 6:15 p.m. Santa will be there with gifts for all the children. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the Daniel Boone Optimist Club. www.danielbooneoptimist.com
Berks County Patriots: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. All welcome. Free. Christmas Party honoring veterans. All veterans invited. Performances by Commissioner Christian Leinbach (singing & playing guitar); Muhlenberg Jr. ROTC; local legislators will speak; Schuylkill Valley students composing letters to veterans; cake cutting ceremony.
Keystone Military Families recipients of donations. Bring wrapped gifts for their kids; nonperishable foods, new/slightly used clothing; toiletries.
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 6:30 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.
Nov. 29: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party
Dec. 5: 1 to 2 p.m. Music by Bob Alexander & Emily Beehner
Dec. 5, 19: 1 to 4 p.m. Golden Texas Hold ‘Em
Dec. 7: 3 to 9 p.m. Festival of Trees
Dec. 8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festival of Trees
Dec. 11: 6 to 8 p.m. Coloring with a Purpose
Dec. 12: 10 to 11 a.m. Coping with Grief over the Holidays
Dec. 13: 1 to 2 p.m. music by Elvis Tribute artist Jeff Krick
Dec. 14: Friday Nite Dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. featuring By Request
Dec. 15: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Move & Groove
Dec. 17: 1 to 2 p.m. Boyertown Area Sr. High School Show Choir
Dec. 18: 6 to 9 p.m. Bingo
Dec. 20: 1 to 2 p.m. music by pianist Stacy Gery
Dec. 26: 9:15 a.m. start time, Pool Tournament
Dec. 27: 1 to 2 p.m. music by Jam Strait
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.
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.
Exeter Community Library
Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 13: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. ages 3 to 5. Engaging books, songs and activities.
Dec. 4, 11: Baby Lapsits Storytime 9:30 to 10 a.m. infant to age 1 (pre-walking). One-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver holding baby in their lap. Songs, rhymes and simple stories.
Dec. 5, 12: Toddler Storytime 10 to 10:30 a.m. walking to age 3. Stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts.
Dec. 4: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contemporary Movie Night (adult event). See “Crazy Rich Asians.” A contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestselling novel, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Rated PG-13, Run time 2 hours.
Dec. 5: 7 to 8 p.m. Evening Readers Club (adult event). A discussion of “The Snow Angel” by Glenn Beck. A poignant tale about family, forgiveness, and the freedom to live a future free of the past.
Dec. 5: Read to Our Reptile & Open House 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 4 and older. Read to Dan Delion, our tortoise. Make an appointment at the circulation desk or call 610-406-9431 (10 minutes per child or family). Also visit just to feed and pet Dan, and tell him about their day!
Dec. 8: Family Dance Party 10 to 10:30 a.m. for parent or caregiver with child ages 8 and younger. We engage your body and mind with educational and toe-tapping songs, beat with instruments and fun props like scarves, ribbons, or a parachute.
Dec. 8: Crafternoon noon to 2 p.m. for ages 4 and older. Enjoy DIY Seasonal Crafts.
Dec. 10: Letter Writing Social (adult event) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. How to create beautiful and meaningful cards to thank loved ones for gifts. Call to register at 610-406-9431.
Dec. 12: 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.
Dec. 13: Make, Take, & Enjoy – Hand-Painted Signs (adult event) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join Fine Artist Susan Camarata in making old school, hand-painted signs for the holiday. There is a charge to cover cost of materials; payment due at time of registration. Registration limited to 25 people. Visit the circulation desk at the library to register.
Dec. 19: 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.
Dec. 19: Coloring Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. A night of coloring fun for ages 16 and up. Call to register, 610-406-9431
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.