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Nov. 15

Berks County Genealogical Society meeting: in Society library, Room 413 in the

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Doors open 6:pm; meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Hallie Vaughan speaks on "Hello Girls," women recruited as communicators for military in Europe during World War I. Admission free to members; donation requested from non-members. Light refreshments served before meeting.

Nov. 15

Boyertown Lions Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Guest speaker will be Marcia Townsend with Reading Action Program from Central Berks. All welcome.

Nov. 15

Berks County Patriots: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. Speakers Atty. Joshua Prince, Firearms Law, "Who is Protecting Your Right to Defend Yourself?" Also Carol Gardecki, "Our Founding Documents" discussion of four founding documents. Open to all.

Nov. 17

Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m., Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100 in Bally in Fellowship Hall. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee. Donations of all amounts appreciated. Proceeds will provide funds for long term relief efforts of the Mennonite Disaster Service. Will help those who are suffering in the aftermath of hurricanes. www.ballymc.org

Nov. 17 & 18

Fall Into Winter: Nov. 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Extending it hours to showcase and sell work from our students. All are invited.

Nov. 17

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Featuring many local crafters, cookies, pies, flea market and lunch. 610-652-5023 calvaryucc@gmail.com

Nov. 17

Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Friedens UCC, 337 Main St., Oley. Pies, cakes, cookies, soups, and potato filling will be sold and may be pre-ordered before Nov. 14 at 610-987-6020 or 610-987-3536. Lunch can be purchased for eat-in or take-out. Raffles for crafts, theme baskets, and a handmade quilt, plus a huge White Elephant sale and vendors with plants, art and numerous gift and handcrafted items.

Nov. 17

Friends of the Boyertown Community Library Book Sale and Donation Acceptance: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your gently used book donations or shop for books for all ages. Books are available at very low prices for the whole family. If you are bringing donations and need a receipt, please have a count of hard backs and soft covers ready. For donation guidelines, check the library website https://www.berkslibraries.org/branch/boyertown.

Nov. 17

Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Rd, Birdsboro (Robeson Township). Baked goods, crafts, Chinese auction, homemade soups, candy & Sand tarts, White Elephant Sale.

Nov. 19

New Hanover AARP meeting: 12:45 p.m. at New Hanover Lutheran Church, Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Optional social time with a bring-your-own bag lunch (beverage and desserts provided) is at noon. Entertainment by Eric Kearns, Voices of Legends. Bring food donations in support of Boyertown Multi-Services. All age 50 and older invited.

Nov. 28

Breakfast on Us: 8:30 a.m. Join Chestnut Knoll At Home at the Jukebox Cafe, 535 S Reading Ave., Boyertown, for a complimentary breakfast. Learn about senior living, home care and rehabilitation services. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP by Nov. 26; call 610-473-3328.

Dec. 2

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.

Dec. 2

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.

Dec. 9

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.

Dec. 9

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

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. 9: 11 a.m. Veterans Day Program to honor those who have served our country. 610-367-2313

Nov. 9: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday Nite Dance featuring “The Majestics.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments for sale. Admission charged.

Nov. 13, Nov. 27: 6 to 9 p.m. BINGO Nite. Doors open at 4 p.m. with refreshments for sale.

Nov. 13: 10 to 11 a.m. Boyertown Area Multi-Service Tour

Nov. 14: 10 a.m. “Healthy Holiday Eating” by Beth Biehl, Southeastern Home Health

Nov. 15: 1 to 2 p.m. “History Revisited” by Darius Puff

Nov. 20: 6 to 8 p.m. “Coloring with a Purpose” with Julie Longacre

Nov. 21: 1 to 4 p.m. “Golden” Texas Hold ‘Em

Nov. 21: 1 to 2 p.m. The Spring Street Songsters

Nov. 26: 1 to 2 p.m. Music by Sonny Donchez & The SOS Gang

Nov. 27: 1 to 2 p.m. “Lifting & Proper Body Mechanics” by Dianne Orrison, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital

Nov. 27: 1 to 2 p.m. Book Club

Nov. 28: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpfeffer Card Party

Nov. 29: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party

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 $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.

Oley Library

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. 15 & 29: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. ages 3 to 5. Engaging books, songs and activities.

Nov. 27: 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.

Nov. 28: Toddler Storytime 10 to 10:30 a.m. walking to age 3. Stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts.

Nov. 26: Letter Writing Social for adults 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Honoring our nation's veterans by writing heartfelt notes of appreciation. Also, since it's the holiday season, the library also encourages program attendees to bring their holiday cards. Washi tape samplers will be provided to decorate cards and envelopes. Call to register, 610-406-9431.

Nov. 28: Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit for adults 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Bring your knitting project, sit and relax among friends. Registration recommended, 610-406-9431

Nov. 28: Coloring Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. Night of coloring fun for adults, ages 16 and up. Call to register, 610-406-9431

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.

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