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Dec. 13

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.

Dec. 17

Holiday Concert: 7 p.m., Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown. Holiday tunes performed by Pottsgrove Community Band, a group of volunteers of all ages and talents who come together for the love of music to perform for the community. Light, festive refreshments available. Free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated. Please call 610-473-8066.

Dec. 18

AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Chestnut Knoll At Home Service, 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Learn defensive driving techniques, how to handle vehicle during challenging driving conditions and new technology. There is a cost. All participants must bring their AARP membership card (if applicable) and valid driver’s license. Event includes breakfast and lunch, courtesy of Chestnut Knoll At Home. Seating is limited. RSVP, call 610-473-3328.

Dec. 19

sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group meeting: 6 p.m. at Exeter Community Library. Group is for those that are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other. No registration is required. Free. For more information, a brochure or newsletter, call 717-866-2401 or email sudsspirit@gmail.com or find on Facebook.

Dec. 19

Series for Caregivers Focuses on “Surviving the Holidays”: Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, invites public to a Caregiver Resource Group held at Boyertown Community Library, 24 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, at 2 p.m. Providing care for a senior loved one can be stressful, especially around the holidays. Learn tips to help survive the holidays, from preplanning family visits to remembering to take time for yourself. Free and open to public. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 610-473-3328.

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.

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. 19: 1 to 4 p.m. Golden Texas Hold ‘Em

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

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.

Dec. 15: STEAM Saturday Christmas Slime Bar 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dec. 22: STEAM Saturday Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Exeter Community Library

Dec. 13: Preschool Storytime 10 to 11 a.m. ages 3 to 5. Engaging books, songs and activities.

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

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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