Nov. 30Symphony duscussion: Rusty Banks, composer and guitar instructor at Millersville University, will discuss the next concert of the Reading Symphony orchestra which features world-renowned guitarist Jason Vieaux. Banks will lead the discussion Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Highlands of Wyomissing beginning at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by Penn State Berks and the symphony League. The concert performance Saturday Dec. 3 will also feature works by Brahms and Dvorak.
Dec. 2Christmas Encounters: a Christmas celebration for children grades Kindergarten - 6th grade will be held at Community Evangelical Free Church, 52 S. Brick Lane, Elverson from 6:15- 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Play games, sing songs, make a craft, and enjoy cookies as we hear about some of the first Christmas Encounters. See www.cefcelverson.org for more information and to register. Or call 610-286-6790.
Dec. 2-3Howliday events: Furry Friday at The Humane Society of Berks County on Friday, Dec. 2, then visit Santa Paws at The Humane Society of Berks County and The Humane League of Lancaster County on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a Howliday Open House that is sure to please pets and humans alike. Santa Paws will be visiting the shelters from noon to 4 p.m. to take photographs with families and their furbabies. Visit The Humane Society of Berks County at 1801 N. 11th Street in Reading, or The Humane League of Lancaster County at 2195 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster.
Dec. 3Breakfast with Santa: Saturday Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. at Wyomissing Church of the Bethren, 2200 State Hill Road, Wyomissing. Breakfast, make crafts, visit with Santa and lots of goodies. 610-374-8451 or visit www.wcotb.org
Kevin Prater Band: will perform on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall. , 138 Main St. (Route #897). The doors will open at 5 p.m. The music starts at 6 p.m. The Fire Company will have food available. For more information, call 610-573-0797.
Dec. 3-4Handel’s Messiah Concert: The Reading Choral Society, The Coventry Singers, and Berks Catholic High School Select Choir will perform Handel’s “Messiah” Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pottstown and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. at Berks Catholic High School in Reading. Tickets may be purchased through the RCS office or the RCS website, www.readingchoral.org.
Dec. 4Community Christmas Charity Celebration: at Schwarzwald Lutheran Church Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. The Ringgold Band will perform in the Church Sanctuary at 250 Church Lane Road, Reading, PA. Food will be available for purchase from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30.p.m. The price of admission is a new toy to be donated to Exeter Food Pantry families or scarves, hats and gloves for homeless veterans served by Eric’s Angels. Other donation sites are Community UCC, St.Lawrence, Exeter Veterinary Hospital, Reformation Lutheran, Reiffton, Schwarzwald UCC, Church Lane Road in Jacksonwald, St. John’s Lutheran Chruch , Gibralter, VIST Financial and Wood to Wonderful.
Dec. 6The Two Faces of Chester County: A discussion on homelessness in Chester County will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7 St. Andrew’s Lane Glenmoore. The panel will include representatives of organizations that deal with homelessness and related issues. Light refreshments will be served after the discussion. A Free Will offering will be graciously accepted. For more information, contact Robert Cordivari at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 6Cookie Concert: Flute and Oboe Duets by Bach, Haydn, Telemann and selections of Christmas music, will be performed Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9:45 to 11 a.m. at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, 100 Quarry Road, Leola. Performing are Rebecca Hartranft and Jill Sweeney. The free concert includes a short intermission with special singing from the Leola MOMS children. Cookie Plates, Jars and Frozen Dough Logs will be available for purchase to benefit Leola Moms, a ministry that has been in existence for more than 30 years providing fellowship and encouragement for mothers in the local community. For more information, call 717-656-6227.
Dec. 7The Living with Loss support group: will gather and spend time reminiscing. Meets Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Village Square Board Room at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Free. Call 717-355-6259 or email email@example.com.
Dec. 8The Low Vision Support Group: which participates with the National Macular Degeneration Support Group, will discuss guides to help persons with vision loss remain independent and safe in their environment with ease and without restrictions with Chris Ament, VisionCorps, on Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Garden South Conference Room, Lower Level, at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Call 717-355-6010.
Dec. 9-10Christkindlmarket: The Daniel Boone Homestead will be featuring its first, to be annual, Christkindlmarket on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4 to 9 p.m. both nights. The event will feature local wineries, luminaries and Christmas lights, and Christmas gifts by local artisans. The Boone house will be lit and decorated for Christmas. The bank barn and blacksmith shop will be open as well. You can watch the blacksmith hard at work making hand forged Christmas gifts. We are working in conjunction with Christmas at Joanna, at the Joanna Furnace in Morgantown, selling a combination ticket! Call the Homestead for more information, at 610-582-4900.
Dec. 10Polar Express Event and Craft Show: Honey Brook Presbyterian Church is hosting a Polar Express Event and Craft Show, Saturday Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Church is located at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. Admission is free and includes the following: Handmade crafts, operating model train displays, bake sale, silent auction, crafting station for children, and a showing of the movie “The Polar Express” with popcorn and hot chocolate.Contact the church for more information at 610-273-4248 or honeybrookpres.org
Dec. 16Honey Brook Food Pantry: Greenside Grill @ Honeybrook Golf Club will donate 10% of all dinner proceeds to the food pantry on Friday evening Dec. 16. 4-to 9 p.m. Call 610-273-0207 x 2 to make dinner reservation.
Ongoing & Upcoming
Teen Outdoor Adventure Club: Meetings at Lion’s Club, 14 Mt. Pleasant Road, Honey Brook Wednesdays 7 p.m. Teens 13 and over. Call Allen Maddox 610-741-3831,www.dragonbreathgrotto.org.
Good News Club for children: meets every Thursday after school at Twin Valley Elementary Center. The children will enjoy games, singing, Bible stories and verses. The club is free and all students are welcome.
Lighten Up with Yoga: One hour all level Sundays 10:30 a.m. at Human Breathing Yoga Studio, 3605 E. Main St., Morgantown. 610-585-3617 or visit www.humanbreathing.com.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) at The Torch: A weight loss support group meets Tuesdays 8:45-10 a.m. Torch Community Center at Clock Tower Plaza, Morgantown. 610-286-6748
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) at Tel Hai: A weight-loss support group meets Thursdays at Tel Hai Retirement Community’s Garrett Center, weigh-in 5:30 to 6 p.m. and meeting starts at 6 p.m. First meeting is free. Call Marcia at 484-238-4559.
The Shepherd’s Kitchen: at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, free meal, first Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m. All welcome. 610-273-2848, firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook page The Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church.
Christian Acoustic Open Mic: First Sunday 7 p.m. at The Torch, in rear building at Clock Tower Plaza, 2846 Main St., Morgantown. Musicians guidelines at www.facebook.com/ChristianOpenMic/info or call 717-354-6804. Listeners welcome. No admission.
Zumba: Thursdays 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 753 Mt. Zion Rd., Narvon. email@example.com.
Honey Brook Support Group: A group for parents and family members who have a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder. We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike (Route 322), Honey Brook. Contact Jeanne S. at Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org and Alice H. at email@example.com.
Public Trap Shoots at Elverson Gun Club: Every Tuesday night at 5 p.m. Ladies, inexperienced and younger shooters encouraged to join the fun. Also held Jan.- Nov. third Sunday of each month. Starting time, noon. This year, we celebrate our 75th anniversary. For more info, call Jim Siegel at 610-827-9251 or e-mail JRSSW@msn.com.
Honey Brook Community LibraryFor program registration/questions, contact 610-273-3303 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story Time with Miss Jennifer: Enjoy songs, stories, and crafts at the Honey Brook Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 16, 17 and 30 and Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. No Story Time the week of Thanksgiving. Best suited for preschool ages 2 -5, but all ages are welcome. For more info contact the Library at 610-273-3303 or email email@example.com.
Elves Night Out: Honey Brook Community Library’s annual “Elves Night Out” on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Join us for Christmas stories and make and take crafts. All ages are welcome and registration is required. For more information call the Library at 610-273-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mystery Book Club: third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. for our Mystery Book Club. Stop in at the library to pick up a reading list. For questions call 610-273-3303 or email email@example.com
Sewing with Ms Nancy: Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m. at the Honey Brook Library. Ms. Nancy will help you with basic sewing skills or chose a pattern or project from the Library’s many sewing books. We have five sewing machines at the library or bring your own. 610-273-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitting & Crocheting Club: Thursdays 7 – 9 p.m. at the Honey Brook Library. Join us for this year round for our knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint crafts program. Bring your own supplies. For more information call 610-273-3303 or email email@example.com.
Village Library, Morgantown
Lego Club: 1st and 3rd Saturday at 9 a.m. For grades K-8.
Yoga: Intro Wed. 8:30 a.m., Intermediate Friday 8:30 a.m. There is a charge, bring mat.
Pinochle/Housie: 12 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays except 3rd. Call Rick at 610-286-6492.
Story Adventures: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. for preschool aged children.
Lap Sits: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. for ages Birth to 2/3.
Movie Night: Last Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. (contact library for movie being shown).
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Registration: required for programs. Call 717-354-0525 or visit www.elancolibrary.org.
Friday Frolic for Toddlers: 10:30 a.m. (For walking toddlers ages 1-3 with a caregiver)
Preschool Story Time: For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Teen Tuesdays: 3 to 5 p.m. Teens are invited to chill out, hang out and geek out. Check our online calendar for weekly activities. (Grades 7-12)
Stay & Play: Fridays at 11:15 a.m. Approximately 15 minutes after toddler story time ends, we’ll get out the toys. Chat with other parents and caregivers while the kids play. (Ages 1-3 with a caregiver)
Pro-Act Family Education Program
Classes: Here you will gather information and resources needed to help a loved one struggling with addiction. Classes are held the first three Wednesdays of every month, from 7-9 p.m. in West Chester. Must register prior to attending. Call the Pro-Act Advocacy line for more information, 800-221-6333. Visit www.proact.org.
Twin Valley Senior CitizensMonthly Meetings: are the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 1 p.m. at the Morgantown Library. Various speakers and programs scheduled each meeting. Please join us. Call 610-858-2458.
Good News Club: Children are invited to come to Good News Club meeting every Thursday after school at Twin Valley Elementary Center. The children will enjoy games, singing, Bible stories and verses. The club is free and all students are welcome.
Twin Valley Community Education Foundation
Full Body Toning (Aerobics) Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. at the TVEC Gym. This class utilizes low impact aerobics with light strength training and toning/floor work followed by cool-down and stretch segment. Sign up at tvcef.org or call 610-972-0771.
Zumba!, Mondays and Wednesdays: at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at TVHS. You’ll learn easy to follow Latin-inspired dance moves. You’ll have a blast with this calorie-burning dance fitness. Sign up at tvcef.org or call 610-972-0771.
Hatha Yoga: with Geraldine Guzman, Thursdays at 7 p.m. at TVHS. This class is easy to learn and is considered basic yoga. Bring your own mat. Sign up at tvcef.org or call 610-972-0771.