Block Shoots

Block Shoots are held the second Sunday of each month (except May, June and July) at the Morgantown Rod & Gun Club. Rifle and pistol range 25 to 100 yards. Membership available at club. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Trap Shoots

Elverson Rod & Gun Club will hold trapshooting, from noon to 4 p.m. the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Board Shoots

The Elverson Rod & Gun Club Board Shoot will be held on the first Sunday of every month (except July, August and September) at noon. Prizes will be meat trays. For more information, call 610-286-9860.

Country Line Dancing

Friday evenings from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Pomeroy Fire Company, located on Route 372 (Valley Road) west of Coatesville and south of Sadsburyville near Reel Park. Admission is $5, including lessons. Refreshments are available for purchase. The DJ is John Walsh. For more information, call 610-857-3737.

Rep. Sam Rohrer

Rep. Sam Rohrer will be available at the Caernarvon Township Building, Main Street, Morgantown, to discuss issues important to you, answer your questions regarding state-related matters and assist you in working with state agencies, on the second Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, call 610-775-5130.

Rug Hooking Guild

Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild meets the third Thursday of the month at the Hankin Library, Ludwig's Corner, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring your hooking, yourself, a lunch and something to drink. Come for a whole or half day or as much time as you have. For information, call 610-273-1213.

Elverson Garden Club

The Elverson Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center of the Village Library, Morgantown, March through December. Dues are payable at the March meeting ($20 per member; $30 couple.). Guests are welcome to attend. There is a $2 guest fee. For more information, call Vanessa Peterson at 610-913-8698.

Exercise Classes

A Weight Resistance Exercise Class is held every Monday and Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Berks County Senior Citizens Council, 40 N. Ninth St., Reading. Instructor, Lilian Stern, will use light hand weights, balls, terabands, stretching and posture exercises. Cost is $15 per quarter for once a week, and $30 for twice a week. Call 610-374-3195 to sign up or come to first class and sign up in office on second floor.

Preschool storytime

Eastern Lancaster County Library, 11 Chestnut Drive, New Holland, holds a preschool storytime for ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Come hear a story and make a fun craft.

Art in the Library

Bring your current project and join fellow artists for fun, encouragement and advice. The Village Library "Art in the Library" group meets the first and last Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in the Community Room of the library. Everyone is welcome, no matter your skill level. All that is required is a love of art.

Bookworm CafÃ&Copy;

The Friends of the Village Library host their Bookworm CafÃ&Copy; the last Saturday of each month in the Community Room of the Village Library. The CafÃ&Copy; is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Freshly brewed coffees, teas and homemade refreshments are offered. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information call the library at 610-286-1022.

Book Club

"Classic Double Feature" Book Club - The book club meets at the Village Library the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Room. Each month we select a classic book to read. Many different types of books are planned. At the monthly meeting, we will view the movie inspired by the book, discuss the differences in the book and movie and what the author and director were trying to say with their works. For more information call the library at 610-286-1022.

Embroiders Guild Meeting

The Covered Bridge Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America meets the second Thursday of each month at the National Penn Bank, Routes 23 and 100, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call Mary Lou Hartman, 610-286-5577.

Kid Zone

Kid Zone will be held on Mondays, 4 to 6 p.m. at Lionville Community Church, at the intersection of Whitford and Crump Roads, Lionville and will include a light dinner for the children. It is a multi-age program, which serves preschoolers through fifth grade. For information, call 610-363-9327.

Tri County Heritage Society

Tri County Heritage Society, open Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Come visit our library at Morgantown Airport, first door on left, 610-286-7477..

LapSits

Infant and Toddler LapSits are held on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at Village Library, Morgantown. These active sessions include stories, games, finger plays and song.

Preschool Storytimes

Preschool storytimes are Wednesday and Thursday at 10 and 11 a.m. at Village Library, Morgantown. These storytimes are designed for 3, 4, 5 year olds and includes stories, games, songs and a craft.

Spanish Class

Spanish as a second language is a beginner group for those learning to speak Spanish or work on existing Spanish conversation skills. The group will meet at the Village Library, Morgantown, Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Group leader Gerald Braddick, e-mail at ninedau@ptd.net.

Tax assistance

AARP's annual Tax Aide program, providing free assistance to seniors and low to middle income individuals will be held at the Elverson Fire Hall, 25 Hall Road, Elverson. Parking and entrance at the rear of the building. Assistance will be provided Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appointments necessary. To make an appointment call 610-563-3414 and leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned.

Chronic Pain Support Group

Chronic Pain Support Group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, Route 322, Honey Brook at 11 a.m. Meetings are open to all chronic pain victims, no matter what their pain is or where it is located. If you or someone you know lives with chronic pain, call Georgann Geedey at 610-273-3163 or Craig Collier at 610-286-5728.

Senior Art Contest

Berks County Office of Aging is looking for seniors 55 and older to participate in the senior art, photography and woodcarving contest. This contest is a event of Older American Month Celebration held in May. Categories include: acrylic painting, drawing mediums, mixed media, oil painting, watercolor, photography, woodcarving, and a new category, riverplace. All entries must be received by noon on Friday, May 12. For information, call 610-374-3065.

Kindergarten Visitation

Lancaster Mennonite School will hold kindergarten visitation days at Kraybill May 10 for their Samplers. Locust Grove Samplers are scheduled for May 2, and May 25. New Danville will hold theirs May 10. Samplers run from 9 to 11 a.m. The Samplers are a time for children and parents to experience a taste of kindergarten.

Spring Benefit Banquet

The Welsh Mountain Home will hold its annual Spring Benefit Banquet, Thursday, April 27 at Yoder's Restaurant, New Holland. In addition to the dinner, there will be a performance by the world renowned gospel group, The Zambian Vocal Collection. The dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m.. A free will donation will be taken. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for children. For more information call 717-355-9522.

Story Hour

Kids, bring a parent to French Creek State Park for Story House at the Park on Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m. Join the staff in celebrating National Wildlife Week with a story, The Salamander Room and an activity. Come out for the program and stay to enjoy the picnic areas and playground. Weather permitting the program will be held at the park amphitheater. For information, call 610-582-9693.

Church Challenge Golf

Lancaster Bible College invites area church teams to participate in a day of golf at the Par Line Golf Course in Elizabethtown, to help raise support for the College's Scholarship Fund. The tournament is going to be held on Friday, April 28, with two tee times at 7:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The cost for the event is $360 per team. For more information or to register contact the Tim Suloff in the Stewardship Office at 717-560-8211, or e-mail tsuloff@lbc.edu

Comedy On Demand

Comedy On Demand, Improvisational comedy show. Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 2203 Harmonyville Rd, St. Peters. Cost: $8 adults, $4 16 and under. For more information, call Mark Terry at 610-792-0370.

Spring Fling Dance

Honey Brook American Legion Auxiliary presents "Spring Fling Dance' Saturday, April 29 at the Honey Brook American Legion, Route 322, just west of Route 10, Honey Brook. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission $5. D.J. Peak Performance.

Chicken barbecue

Goodwill United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue, Saturday, April 29 at Loags Corner, Routes 345 and 82, serving from noon until 5 p.m. Cost is $7.50 adults, children under 11 $3.50. Call 610-286-5786 for information or reservations.

Community health screening

Morgantown Area will be sponsoring a community Health Screen on Saturday, April 29 at Village Library Community Room, Walnut Street, Morgantown, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Cost is $50. The health screen will consist of blood tests and a self-scoring health lifestyle evaluation. The health screen consists of comprehensive blood testing that includes: complete blood count (CBC), HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, gout/anemia, health lifestyle evaluation. Call 610-378-1957 or 1-800-776-6342, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pre-register.

Spaghetti Dinner

sponsored by Honey Brook United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations accepted.

Basket Bingo

Sponsored by the Honey Brook Women's Club on Sunday, April 30 at Living God Lutheran Church, 3200 Horseshoe Pike (Route 322). 20 games, 2 Early Bird Games, 6 Raffle Baskets. Doors open at 1 p.m., Early Bird Games at 1:30 p.m., Regular Games at 2 p.m.. Tickets cost $20 for 20 games, Early Bird Specials $1 each, Raffle Tickets $1 each or $5 for 6. All baskets are filled. All children are welcome, but must purchase a $20 ticket. Food and extra game cards are available for purchase. For tickets in advance call Susan Bungard at 610-942-2712. All proceeds benefit the Honey Brook community such as a Twin Valley Scholarship, fire company, ambulance, library, etc..

Promotion Day

Honeybrook Raceway Opening Day, Honeybrook Raceway, Route 322 East of Honeybrook, Sunday, April 30, noon. For information, call Track Hotline: 610-273-0128 Free Admission, Promotion day is set aside to allow interested drivers and their families to come and try out a real quarter midget race car on the track. Those wishing to drive will be charged a small fee for insurance coverage. Safety gear and car are provided free of charge.

Camp Open House

Berks Area Youth Recreation will hold the 2006 Camp Open House at French Creek State Camp Site, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. Site tours and early registration incentives. Call 610-777-8912.

Fine Arts Day

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington, presents its inaugural Fine

Arts Day, Sunday, April 30. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. At 3 p.m. there will be an hour-long free concert consisting of bells, organ and trumpet in the church. Fine Arts Day is free and open to the public. Doors to Fellowship Hall will close at 6 p.m.

Garden Club

The Elverson Garden Club will met Thursday, May 4 at Martin's Greenhouse. This meeting is a workshop for members only. Car pools will leave the library at 6 p.m. Participants may purchase a container at Martin's or bring their own. Price will be determined by the number and type of plants chosen for each container. Register for the workshop by contacting Vanessa Peterson at 610-913-8698 or vpete@dejazzd.com.

Camp registration

Caernarvon Township will hold registration for Summer Camp 2006 on May 4, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to noon, and May 8, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Township Municipal Building, 3226 Main St., Morgantown. Cost is $30 per child, per session. The fee includes transportation fee for one major trip per session. Sessions will be held June 12 to July 7 or July 17 to Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Proof of residency and of appropriate medical coverage will be required at the time of registration. For information, call 610-286-1010.

Spring Starparty

Join the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society for a Spring Evening Starparty on Friday, May 5 at 8 p.m. at Kaercher Creek Park in Hamburg. The park will be filled with telescopes in hopes of seeing a meteor shower! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on while we wait for darkness to fall. (Rain/Cloud date: Saturday, June 3.) Free. Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, directions or schedule of events call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

Spring Soup and Bake sale

Honey Brook Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Spring Soup and Bake Sale, Saturday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. until sold out. Chicken corn soup, chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs. Take outs available.

Street Fair and Waddlefest

The Woman's Club of Birdsboro is hosting the annual Street Fair and Waddlefest, Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is held at Main and Water Streets, Mainbird Park, Birdsboro. Vendors are needed to help make this event a success. This is a community wide event. We hope your organization will want to participate. For more information or to purchase tickets for the duck race, call Jody Ewing at 610-385-3857 or 610-582-2683. Proceeds will benefit surrounding community non-profit organizations.

Canal Children

Spend Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a canal boat named Mildred at the Heritage Center for Canal Children A Day in the Life of a Canal Child. This is a perfect place to learn about and experience a child's life on the 19th century canals. Walk the towpath, eat lunch by the canal and participate in interactive activities including a craft project and canal work. Program for grades 3 8, class limited to 12. (Cost $4.00/participant, registration with payment deadline May 5). Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, directions or schedule of events call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

Women's Retreat

Spiritual Gardening is the theme of a Women's Retreat to be held at Living God Lutheran Church, 3200 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coffee and bagels in a.m. and lunch. Cost $10 per person (scholarships available). For reservations contact Carol Schmidt at 610-873-7966 or at CarolSchmidt@bmpc.org by May 1. Spring is the time to prepare your spirit as well as your garden.

Orchid Workshop

The Elverson Garden Club will host an orchid workshop on Saturday, May 6, between 10 a.m. and noon in Honey Brook. Paul Sheetz, an avid orchid enthusiast, will show participants how to pot and care for their own orchids. The workshop is open to the public. Cost is $15 per plant. For more information, contact Vanessa Peterson at 610-913-8698 or vpete@dejazzd.com. Groups are welcome to make appointments for other times during the day.

Breakfast Buffet

An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be held at the Geigertown Fire Company, Route 82 and Fire Tower Road, Robeson Township, Sunday, May 7, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Adults $6, children 6-12 $3 and under 6 free. For information, call 610-286-6481.

Benefit Horse Show

On May 7 the Large Animal Protection Society will be presenting its annual horse show at the prestigious Wyndsor Farm in Elverson. This show will support the work of LAPS involving enforcement and education of Pennsylvania cruelty laws as they pertain to horses, cows, sheep, pigs and goats. Come and enjoy a great family day, wonderful country atmosphere and good food while supporting a good cause. For more information about the horse show and LAPS visit our website a www.largeanimalprotectionsociety.org. or call 610-869-9880.

Baked Ham Dinner

St. John's Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Road, Gibraltar, will hold a baked ham dinner, Friday, May 12, 4:30 to 7 p.m. prepared by the men of St. John's. Cost is $8.50 adult, child 4-12, $4, toddler, free. Profits benefit the Children's Home of Reading.

Last Dance

The last dance until Fall will be held Friday, May 12 at Honey Brook Elementary School, 1530 W. Walnut St., 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $3 per person. Juice 50 and pretzels are 50 cents. Music by DJ Dave. Parents needed to chaperone. Call JoAnn Powers, 610-273-7188. Sponsored by Honey Brook Library.

Spring Preview

The Twin Valley High School Music Boosters presents "The Spring Preview 2006' featuring the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps, Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Twin Valley High School, 4897 S. Twin Valley Road, Elverson. Admission is $10. For information or tickets call 610-322-5336.

Walk through Time

Take A Walk Through Time a living history program & open house at the Beidler House and Mill & Allegheny Aqueduct in Gibraltar on Saturday, May 13 from noon to 5 p.m. Experience 18th century domestic and industrial life at this mid 1700's home and mill, then "walk through time" into the 19th century Canal Era at the Allegheny Aqueduct. Costumed living historians will demonstrate cooking, spinning, rug hooking, colonial era music and dance, knitting and other colonial crafts at the house and mill. Over at the Aqueduct our living historian "canal workers" will interpret family life on the canals, and discuss canal history and lore.

Commencement

Lancaster Bible College's Class of 2006, 71st annual commencement, Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. on the campus in the Good Shepherd Chapel at 901 Eden Road, Lancaster. The keynote speaker will be J.P.Moreland, Th.M, M.A., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Moreland is a prolific writer and speaker, having spoken at over 175 college campuses around the country. Seating is limited to graduates and their families only. For more information contact the Academic Affairs Office at 717-560-8233.

Pre-School Open House

St. Paul's Good Shepherd Preschool (St. Paul's United Methodist Church), 1136 Geigertown Road, Birdsboro is opening in September 2006. Classes available for 3 and 4 year olds. There will be an Informational Open House/Registration on Tuesday, May 16, from 7 . to 8:30 p.m. For more information, you may contact Pat Owsiany the preschool director at (610)385-1933.

Ham and Turkey Dinner

Twin Valley Senior Citizens will hold a family style ham and turkey dinner at noon on Wednesday, May 17 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Geigertown. Cost is $12 per person. Special entertainment by Horizon Singers. Make checks payable to TVSC and mail to Bets Witwer, P.O. Box 67, Elverson, Pa. 19520. Deadline for reservations is May 5.

Bus Trip

New York City Bus trip.....Saturday, May 20. All proceeds go toward The Day, a day of praise and worship at New Holland Park on June 3. Leaving Lighthouse Assembly of God, New Holland at 7:30 a.m. and returning approx. 10:30 p.m. The trip includes a breakfast and dinner stop on the way to and from NYC. But ticket price includes driver gratuity. Call Kristie Overly at 717-354-6843 to reserve your spot.

Children's Fishing Rodeo

Children's Trout Fishing Rodeo at Hunsicker's Grove in Mertztown, where children ages 4 to 15 can learn the art of fishing on Saturday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fishing times are by age group: 4-5 year olds fish 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.; 6-7 year olds fish 9:25 to 10:10 a.m., 8-10 year olds fish 10:20 to 11:20 a.m., and 11-15 year olds fish 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All participants must be registered one half hour before their age group is scheduled to fish. At the completion of the rodeo, the lake will be open to public fishing. In addition to fishing, well have crafts and a Fishing Pond where children can catch prizes, not fish. East Penn Bassmasters will test your casting skills in a Casting Contest. Chris Bait & Tackle will display and sell merchandise. Refreshments will be available.

Groundhog hibernation

Do Groundhogs Really Come Out On Feb. 2 To Predict The Weather? Come to the Heritage Center Barn on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. to find out! Dr. Stam Zervanos, Science Division Head and Professor of Biology of Penn State University, Berks Campus, discusses research being conducted on groundhog hibernation. A brief review of the study and results of the research will be presented, along with the history of Groundhog Day and its relation to Berks County. Free. Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, directions or schedule of events call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

Yard Sale

Lancaster Bible College will host a yard sale on Saturday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Old Main building, on the west side of the campus at 901 Eden Road, Lancaster. For more information contact the Marketing and Communications Office at 717-560-8219 or E-mail events@lbc.edu.

Ringgold Band

The ever-popular Ringgold Band will be in the Grings Mill Amphitheater on Sunday, May 28 at 6 p.m. The tradition continues. This ever-popular concert band will open our Summer Concert Series with a selection of marches, overtures and show tunes under the direction of Jim Seidel. Free. Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, directions or schedule of events call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

Slip, Slide, and Slimy

On Wednesday, May 31 come out to the Heritage Center Barn at 7 p.m. for Slip, Slide, and Slimy. Learn the truth about salamanders, where and how they live. Join Ryan Zerbe, The County Watershed Specialist as he explains various types of secretive creatures. Sometimes labeled as icky, find out what is needed for their protection. Program is for all ages. Free. Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, directions or schedule of events call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

Community Yard Sale/flea market

The Welsh Mountain Community Center is holding a community yard sale/flea market Saturday, June 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park. Tables are available to rent inside the building for $10 each and outside spaces are also $10. Vendors/families wishing to be outside will be required to furnish their own table. Call Linda at 717-354-2923 for information. The park is located at 504 Sandmine Road, about four miles south of New Holland. A snack stand will be available. All proceeds benefit the park.

Bus Trip

New Holland Church of the Nazarene is sponsoring a bus trip to see the Yankees play at Yankee Stadium on July 15. The charter bus will leave the church parking lot at 8 a.m. for the three hour trip to Yankee stadium. The cost for the bus and game ticket is $50 per person. Game time is 1:05 p.m. The game will be the Chicago White Sox vs. Yankees. Space is limited to 50. For more information or to reserve a spot contact Lil Patton 717-354-0047.

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