Berks & Lancaster Family Events

Family Events Calendar

April/May 2014

The activities that appear in the Family Events Calendar are activities for the whole family.  See The Parenting Connection for activities and support groups of interest to the active and involved parent.

Library Story Times

 

Ongoing - April 6

“Electricity,” Mon - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm; Sun, Noon - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850 x223

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


Ongoing - April 20

“Becoming Male” Exhibit, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading (Free) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


Ongoing -- May 11

Bertoia Monotypes, Mon - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850 x223

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


“Dora and Diego -- Let’s Explore,” Mon - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850 x223

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


Ongoing - June 7

“The Last Full Measure: Berks County at War: 1861-1865,” Tue - Sat, 9 am - 4 pm, Historical Society of Berks County, Reading ($) 610-375-4375

http://www.berkshistory.org/


Ongoing - September 13

“From ‘I Have a Dream’ to ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand,’” Tue - Sat, 9 am - 4 pm, Historical Society of Berks County, Reading ($) 610-375-4375

http://www.berkshistory.org/


Ongoing - November 16

Iron Horse Hobby Train Exhibit, Mon - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850 x223

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


Ongoing - February 7, 2015

“Moses,” call for times, Sight & Sound Theater, Strasburg ($, pre-reg) 717-687-7800

http://www.sight-sound.com


March 22

Birds Nest Family Program, 10 - 11:30 am, Environmental Exploration Center at Angelica Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-372-4992 x 100

http://www.berks-conservancy.org/events


Cub Scout Day: Weather Workshop, Noon - 2 pm; Geology Workshop, 3 - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850, x227

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


Family Program: Exploring Variety of Bird Nests, w/Berks County Conservancy, Nolde Center staff, 10 - 11:30 am, Angelica Creek Park Envir. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Getting to Know Authors: Judi Barrett, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free) 610-682-7115

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbr/


“Making History” Workshop: Spring Planting -- plan your colorful garden with take home seeds and sprigs, all ages, 10 am - Noon, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600
http://www.ephratacloister.org


Nolde Forest Pottery Show -- w/limited edition 2014 plates, 10 am - 1 pm, Nolde Forest Env. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Reading Symphony Orchestra, 8 pm, Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-7469

http://santander-arena.com/


Saturday Storytime, all ages, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt


Skillet/Third Day, 7 pm, Santander Arena (formerly Sovereign Center), Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-7469

http://santander-arena.com/


Spring Equinox -- live raptor program, kid’s activities, feeder interpretation, 11 am - 3 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


STOMP, 4 & 8 pm, American Music Theatre, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 800-648-4102

http://www.amtshows.com/


The Gizmo Guys, 2 pm, Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-607-6270

http://www.racc.edu/millercenter


March 22, 29

Movie, Noon, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


Teen Anime Club -- w/PG-13 movies, older teens, 3 - 5 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free) 610-369-0496

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbo/


March 23

Rock of Ages, 7 pm, State Theatre Center of the Arts, Easton ($, pre-reg) 1-800-999-STATE

http://www.statetheatre.org/


Women’s History Lecture -- topic TBA, 2 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro (Donation) 610-582-4900

http://www.danielboonehomestead.org/index.html


March 23, 30

Star Shows at the Neag Planetarium -- “Animals of the Sky,” “Astrology: A Story of You,” “STARS,” “Jack Frost & Sides of Winter,” 1, 2, 3, 4 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


March 24

Family Movie Night, all ages, 6 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, $ café snacks) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


Flower & Vegetable Seed Starting, all ages, 6:30 - 8 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


School Age Program -- stories, crafts, ages 7 - 12, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbo/


March 24 - 30

Lancaster City Restaurant Week -- 60+ restaurants, throughout the City of Lancaster ($ Specials) 717-291-4758

https://www.facebook.com/LancasterCityRestaurantWeek


March 25

Brit Floyd, 8 pm, Santander Arena, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-7469

http://santander-arena.com/


Family Night, 6 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


Inspirational Fiction Book Discussion Group: “Cowgirl at Heart,” Christine Lynxwiler, 6:30 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/


Knit Wit Club, 3:30 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


Knitting at the Library, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Sinking Spring Public Library, Sinking Spring (Free) 610-678-4311

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sss/


March 26

Chit Chat Sit & Knit -- all knitters welcome, 6:30 - 8:15 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free, pre-reg at library) 610-406-9415

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/exetercl


Crafty Corner, under age 9 w/adult over age 18, 4 pm, Reading Public Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6350

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/


Nintendo 3DS Community, 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/


North Museum Science & Engineering Fair Public Viewing, 4 - 6:30 pm, Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Sports & Fitness Center, Lancaster ($) 717-291-3941

http://www.northmuseum.org/Programs/SensoryFriendlyTuesdays/tabid/413/Default.aspx


“The Making of America, The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution,” 7 - 8 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/swl/


Village Art Association: Impasto Painting, 7 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


March 27

American Girl Teatime -- inspiring historical figures with your doll, friends, ages 6 - 12, 4:30-5:30, Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg (Free) 215-679-3103

http://www.schwenkfelder.com


Evening Storytime -- different weekly theme, all ages, 6:45 - 7:30 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


Holy Guacamole! Foodie Lab for Kids, 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/


Public Storytime, 2 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


The German Seventh Day Baptist Church Today -- learn more about local history, all ages, 9 am - Noon, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


“Welcome Home,” the Albright Angels & Mane Men Spring Tour Finale, 7:30 pm, Memorial Chapel, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


Wii Play, 3:30 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


March 27 - 28

“Come Fly With Us,” ages 3 - 4 & 5 - 6 w/adult, call for times, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


Musical: Elton John and Tim Rice’s “AIDA,” 7:30 pm, Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, Millersville University, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


March 27 - 29

WeeUsables Consignment Event - Lancaster Sale -- everything for Mom-2-Be, babies, kids, teens, times vary by day, Lancaster Host Resort Expo Center, Lancaster (Free) 717-495-2855 http://www.weeusablesevent.com


March 27, April 3

Parent-Child Playshop: Session I, ages 0 - 3, 6 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

http://lpl-juniorart.eventbrite.com


March 27, April 17, May 8

“The Art of Ancient Civilizations,” w/Miss Shannon, ages 6 - 16, 3:45 - 5:15 pm, Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library, Bethel (Free, pre-reg) 717-933-4060

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbe/


March 27 - May 11

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” call for times, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-898-1900

http://www.dutchapple.com/Content/default.asp


March 28

“Bring It On: The Musical,” 8 pm, American Music Theatre, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 800-648-4102

http://www.amtshows.com/


Floyd Final Friday, 7, 8, 9 & 10 pm shows, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


Kutztown Presents: Kevin Eubanks, 7:30 pm, Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, Kutztown ($, pre-reg) 610-683-4092

http://www.kutztownpresents.org/


Nebraska Theatre Caravan, “The Fantasticks,” 7:30 pm, Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-607-6270

http://www.racc.edu/millercenter


Stuffed Animal Sleepover -- bring your stuffed animal/doll, ages 3 & up w/adult, Fri, 3 - 5 pm; Sat, 10 am - Noon, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


March 28 - 30, April 4 - 6

“Avenue Q” The Musical, Fri, Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 3 pm, Alpha/Omega Performing Arts Center, Birdsboro ($) 610-404-4844

http://www.alphaomegaplayers.org/


March 29

9th Annual Boyertown Wellness Fair -- free family fun, healthy activities, presented by the Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council, for all ages, 10 am - 1 pm, Boyertown Area Senior High School, 120 N, Monroe Street, Boyertown (Free) 215-292-5866 http://www.boyertownwellness.org


American Girl Tea Party -- craft, story, handmade clothes for sale, 1 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy ($, pre-reg, bring favorite doll) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


Children & Teens Outgrown Sale, by Berks Kids Closet, 8 am - 2 pm, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport (Free) 610-693-4229

http://www.leesportmarket.com/


“Gone for Another Day:” Spring Lecture by Scott Weidensaul -- discusses 50 years of field journals, art, 4 - 5 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


“March Winds Bring … Kites!” All ages, 10:30 am - Noon, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Movie, Noon, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


“Nano Days” -- tiny elements of invisibility cloaks, smart phones, Noon - 4 pm, North Museum of Natural History and Science, Lancaster ($) 717-291-3941

http://www.northmuseum.org/Programs/SensoryFriendlyTuesdays/tabid/413/Default.aspx


Teen After Hours Fandom Event -- games, costumes, 6:30 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg, wear favorite fandom) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp


Teen Anime Club -- w/PG-13 movies, older teens, 3 - 5 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free) 610-369-0496

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbo/


Women’s History Lecture: encore presentation of Fashion Show at August’s “Battles at Boone,” 2 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro (Donation) 610-582-4900

http://www.danielboonehomestead.org/index.html


March 30

“Taste of the River Towns,” 4 - 7 pm, St. John’s Herr Estate, Columbia ($, pre-reg) 717-684-5249

http://www.parivertowns.com/


Violin & Organ Concert, 4 pm, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster (Donation) 717-397-2734

http://www.trinitylancaster.org/


March 30 - April 5

Lancaster City Restaurant Week -- 60+ local restaurants, Lancaster ($) 717-291-4758

https://www.facebook.com/LancasterCityRestaurantWeek


March 31

Teen Book Discussion: “The Perpetual Motion Club,” by Sue Lange, 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/


The History & Legacy of the North Museum, 6 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp

 

 


 

 


April 1

Gavin Degraw, 8 pm, Santander Performing Arts Center (formerly Sovereign Performing Arts Center), Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-7469

http://santander-arena.com/


April 1, 8

Reading Olympics Meeting, 4 - 5:30 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt


April 1, 8, 15

Home School Spanish Class, ages 7 & up, 1 pm; FIESTA, Apr 15, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy ($, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Family Night, 6 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


Knit Wit Club, 3:30 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


Knitting at the Library, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Sinking Spring Public Library, Sinking Spring (Free) 610-678-4311

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sss/


Lego Club, grades K - 5, 3:30 - 4:15 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free, do not bring your own Legos) 610-929-0589

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/muhlenbergcl/


April 1, 10, 17, 22; May 6, 15, 16, 20, 28, 30

“Heads or Tails?” ages 2 - 10 w/adult, drop-in 11 am - 2 pm, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


April 1 - May 15

Spring Migration Watch Begins -- peak is Apr 15 - 22, 9 am - 4 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


April 1 - November 29

Wanda E. Brumstetter’s “Half-Stitched,” the Musical, call for times, Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, Bird-in-Hand ($, pre-reg) 866-931-2925

http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/


April 2

Children in the Garden with Pat Magala, Master Gardener, 7 - 8 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free, pre-reg) 610-678-4888

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/wlwhl


History Book Club, 6 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/programs/


Pajama Night Storytime, 6:30 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbo/


“Salamander Search,” 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Afternoon Stitching Circle -- personal projects & for nonprofit organizations (Reading Hospital, animal shelters), teens, adults, 1 - 3 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


Crafty Corner, under age 9 w/adult over age 18, 4 pm, Reading Public Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6350

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/


Sleepytime -- books, rhymes, songs, dances, games, 7 - 7:30 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt


“Whatchamacallit Wednesdays” -- family fun, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp


April 3

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra’s Open Rehearsal w/Lido, 3 pm, Historic Fulton Opera House, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-397-7425

http://www.lancastersymphony.org/ConcertsandTickets/SeasonataGlance/tabid/96/eventid_561/81/Default.aspx and http://www.thefulton.org/


“Meet the New Educator: Open House” -- learn about upcoming programs, all ages, 5 - 6 pm, Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg (Free) 215-679-3103

http://www.schwenkfelder.com


“On the Road Storytime” -- welcome spring, reopening of mini-golf w/celebrity reader Hamid Chaudry , 6:45 - 7:30 pm, Dairy Queen, Kenhorst (Free) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


April 3 - 4, 13

“Easter Egg Farm,” ages 3 - 4 & 5 - 6 w/adult, call for times, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


April 3, 10, 17, 24

Evening Storytime -- different weekly theme, all ages, 6:45 - 7:30 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


Family Story Time, 6:30 pm; bilingual story first Thu monthly, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free) 610-929-0589

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/muhlenbergcl/


Public Storytime, 2 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


Sit and Knit, 6:30 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbi/


Wii Play, 3:30 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1

Parent-Child Playshops -- Session II, ages 0 - 3, 6 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us


April 4

4 Girls 4, 8 pm, State Theatre Center of the Arts, Easton ($, pre-reg) 1-800-999-STATE

http://www.statetheatre.org/


Family Bingo Night, call for time, Lancaster Recreation Center, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-392-2115
http://lancasterrec.org/


Gold Key Readings: winning poetry, short stories, essays,
all ages, 6:30 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

http://https://lpl-goldkey.eventbrite.com


April 4 - 19 (Fri, Sat)

“Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” 11 am, Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-394-8398

http://www.holeinthewallpuppets.com/Hole_in_the_Wall_Puppet_Theatre/Home.html


April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2

Parent-Child Playshops -- Session II, ages 0 - 3, 6 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us


April 5

Creek Exploration/Nature Scavenger Hunt, 1 - 2:30 pm, Laurel Run Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-929-1503

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx


Daddy-Daughter Dance, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Bynden Wood Lodge, South Mountain YMCA Camps, Wernersville ($, pre-reg) 610-670-2267

http://www.smymca.org/events/daddy-daughter-dance-0


Easter Bunny visits the Tom Sturgis Pretzel store -- bring camera, treats for all, 11 am - 2 pm, 2267 Lancaster Ave, Shillington (Free) 610-775-0335

www.tomsturgispretzels.com


Easter Scavenger Hunt & Craft, 10 am - Noon, Jim Dietrich Park, Reading (Free, bring your camera) 610-929-1503

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx


Family Fun Day: “Teddy Bear Walk,” 1 pm, Dry Brooks Day Use Area, Great Oak Nature Trail, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


Kid’s Show -- “Country Conjuring,” 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, Oregon Dairy Supermarket, Lititz (Free)

717-656-2856

http://www.oregondairy.com/special-events


Kit’s Interactive Theater -- “Charlotte Beauregard,” southern belle during Civil War, ages 3 - 17 w/adult, 10 - 11:30 am, Historical Society of Berks County, Reading ($) 610-375-4375

http://www.berkshistory.org/


Mini Makers Faire -- Legos, 3-D printer demo, cigar-box musician, yarn-spinning/weaving, online book-making, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


“Not Your Typical Egg Hunt” -- learn about, explore wetlands, Environmental Exploration Center at Angelica Park, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-372-4992 x100

http://www.berks-conservancy.org/events


“Oh What a Night of Doo Wop & Rock-N-Roll,” 7:30 pm, State Theatre Center of the Arts, Easton ($, pre-reg) 1-800-999-STATE

http://www.statetheatre.org/


Paint a Masterpiece with Ron, ages 8 & up, 10 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy ($, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


“Those Amazing Miracles,” one-hour interactive puppet show on three of Jesus’ amazing miracles! Includes songs and a touch of illusion, using humorous ventriloquism and puppet sketches, 11 am, Immanuel UCC Church, 99 S. Waverly St., Shillington 610-777-7107 ($2/person)
www.immanuel-ucc.org


Volunteer Workday, all abilities & all skills appreciated, Noon - 3 pm, Nolde Forest Env. Education Center, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-796-3699

http://www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx


April 5 - 6

Central PA ComicCon, Sat, 10 am - Midnight; Sun, 11 am - 5 pm, Ember’s Convention Center/Hotel Carlisle, Carlisle ($) 585-317-4046

http://www.centralpacomiccon.com/


Spring Flea Market, call for times, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton ($) 610-856-9200

http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/blog/


April 5, 9

“Wild Edibles,” all ages, Sat, 11 am - 12:30 pm; Wed, 6 - 7:30 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


April 5, 12, 16, 19

“Jack and the Beanstalk,” Sat, 10 am; Wed, 6:30 pm, Yocum Institute for Arts Education, Wyomissing ($, pre-reg) 610-376-1576

http://www.springtwpberks.org/


April 5, 12, 19, 26

Pajama Storytime -- stories, songs, craft, snack, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free) 610-369-0496

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbo/


Used Book Sale, 9:30 am - 2 pm, Kutztown Community Library, Kutztown (Free Admission) 610-683-5820

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sku/


April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3

Family Fitness Workshops, 11 am, Planetarium, North Museum of Natural History and Science, Lancaster ($) 717-291-3941

http://www.northmuseum.org/Programs/SensoryFriendlyTuesdays/tabid/413/Default.aspx


April 5, 12, 26

Movie, Noon, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


April 5, 25, 26; May 11, 24

“Funny Faces,” ages 2 - 10 w/adult, drop-in Fri, 5 - 7 pm; Sat, Sun, 2 - 4 pm, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


April 5, May 3

American Girls -- different doll monthly, games, crafts, ages 6 - 12, 10 - 11 am, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free, pre-reg) 610-929-0589

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/muhlenbergcl/


April 6

Bark in the Park Dog Walk Series -- approx. 2 miles, medium difficulty, one leashed dog per adult hiker, 11 am - Noon, Jim Dietrich Park, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


“Celebrate Ballet” -- community celebration of dance excellence w/local dance studios, 3 pm, The Ware Center, Millersville University, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


First Sunday Open House, 1 - 4 pm; “Egg Craft” program & Bird Walk, 2 pm, Nolde Forest Env. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Flea Market, 7 am - 1 pm; Reading Co. Historical Society Train Meet, 9 am - 2 pm, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport ($ Train Meet) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com/


Gardener Badge for Junior Girl Scouts, 1 - 3 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


April 6, 16

“Walking with Wildflowers” -- 1-2 mile walk on rocky trails, wet ground, all ages, 10 - 11:30 am, Covered Bridge on Kiwanis Drive off Golf Road, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


April 6 - June 9 (Sat, Sun)

M&T Bank’s Raptors Up Close! 11 am & 2 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


April 7

Readers’ Roundtable Book Group: “Killing Lincoln,” Bill O’Reilly, all ages, 7 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp


Synthesize Me #4: “Exploring Irish Heritage,” 4 pm, Klein Hall, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


“Who’s Out There?” 7 - 8 pm, Boyertown Planetarium, Junior High East Center, Gilbertsville ($) 610-473-3906

http://www.boyertownasd.org/our-schools/junior-high-east/Planetarium.aspx


April 7, 14, 21, 28

Evening Stitching Circle -- sew, knit, crochet, new members welcome, 6:30 - 8 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


Family Story Time with Molly the Therapy Dog -- stories, craft, all ages, 6 - 7 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/wlwhl


Knitting Club, 6:30 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us


April 7 - May 13 (Sat, Sun)

“Birding with Binoculars,” 10 am, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


“Interpretive Walk Along the Lookout Trail,” 12:30 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


“Name That Raptor,” Noon, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


“Trapping & Tracking,” 1 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


April 8

Author Visit: One Book Every Young Child, all ages, 10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


One Book Every Young Child: Storytime, Author Visit: “Stripes of All Types,” Susan Stockdale, ages 3-7, 3:30 PM, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

http://lpl-susanstockdale.eventbrite.com


April 8, 15, 22, 29

Home School Science: “Weather,” ages 9 - 16, 10 am, Lancaster County Parks’ Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


“The Science of Seuss,” up to age 8, 10:15 am, The Lancaster County Parks’ Exhibit Farm, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Teen Gaming, 4 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/programs/


April 8, 22

Teen Advisory Board Meeting -- grades 7 - 12, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free, pre-reg) 610-929-0589

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/muhlenbergcl/


April 8, May 13

Teen Library Club, 5:15 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/programs/


April 9

Family Game Night, ages 5 & up, 2nd Wed, 6:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


Story Time -- story, craft/activity, ages 3 & up w/adult, 10 - 11 am, The Ephrata Cloister , Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


April 9, May 14

Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County: “The Effect of Atmospheric Phenomenon & Weather on Observations,” 6:30 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


Will to Read: Shakespeare Aloud, 6 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/programs/


April 10

Roots to Wings: “Bugs And Beasties,” ages 3 - 5, 10 - 11:30 am, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-8839

http://www.countyofberks.com/parks

 

April 10 - 13

Disney on Ice: “Princess & Heroes,” Thu, Fri, 7 pm; Sat, 11 am, 3, 7 pm; Sun, 1, 5 pm, Santander Arena, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-7469

http://santander-arena.com/


April 10, May 8

SyFAN Book Club, 6 - 7 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/syfan-book-club-free-tickets-9189757813


April 11

“Getting Reacquainted with John James Audubon,” 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Nolde Forest Envir. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Performance: 9th Annual Single Reed Symposium -- for clarinet, saxophone lovers, 7:30 pm, the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


The Trust Presents: STRAJK Percussion, 7:30 pm, The Trust Performing Arts Center, Lancaster ($) 717-208-7835

http://www.lancastertrust.com/


April 11 - 12

Book Sale -- children’s & adult books, DVDs, more, 9:30 am - 2 pm, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free Admission) 610-926-1555

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/ssv/


April 11 - 13

Spring Fling Family Camp 2014, call for times, South Mountain YMCA, Wernersville ($, pre-reg) 610-670-2267

http://www.smymca.org/events/daddy-daughter-dance-0


April 11, May 9, 10, 25

“Seeing Spots,” ages 2 - 10 w/adult, drop-in Fri, 5 - 7 pm; Sat, Sun, 2 - 4 pm, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


April 12

“A Potter’s Easter,” w/Robesonia Redware, 11 am - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


Annual Easter Egg Hunt, up to age 12, starts at 10 am, Historic Poole Forge, Narvon (Caernarvon Township) (Free) 717-445-0472

http://www.historicpooleforge.org/events/


Easter Egg Hunt, call for time, The Family Center of Gap, Gap (Free) 717-442-2300

http://www.gapfamilycenter.org/index.php


Edible Book Festival -- create an edible piece of art related to books, 11 am - 3 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free, pre-reg by Mar 29) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


Edible Book Festival, Jr. -- kids decorate literary cupcake, 11 am - Noon, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free, pre-reg) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


EGGstravaganza -- egg decorating, pony rides, petting zoo, crafts, more, Noon - 3 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($ Parking) 610-374-8839

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Family Storytime: “Pete the Cat,” 10 am, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg, bring camera) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


Fishing Rodeo & Chicken BBQ, 8 am registration, Laurel Run Park, Reading (Free Fishing; $ BBQ) 610-929-1503

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx


Friends’ Annual Pancake Breakfast -- for Mifflin Community Library, 7 - 10 am, Dairy Queen, Kenhorst ($) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


Full (Pink) Moon Tour w/campfire, ages 16 & up, 7:30 pm, Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Lititz ($, no pets in your car, no children under age 16 left in car) 717-626-4617

http://wolfsanctuarypa.org/tours-events-2/


Garden Spot Village Marathon, 6:30 am registration, Garden Spot Village, New Holland ($, pre-reg at Apr 11 pasta dinner) 717-355-6000

http://www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org/


“Gen. Robert E. Lee & Wife,” 12:30 - 2 pm, Historical Society of Berks County, Reading ($) 610-375-4375

http://www.berkshistory.org/


Geocaching 101, 10 am - Noon, Pavilion 2, Jim Dietrich Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg, may bring your own GPS unit) 610-929-1503

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx


Getting to Know Authors: Norman Bridwell, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free) 610-682-7115

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbr/


GPS Spring Scramble, all ages, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg, driver’s license to borrow unit) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


LEGO Club, grades K & up, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free, pre-reg) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/

 

Paschal Festival -- Easter, seasonal baked goods, soups, crafts, 10 am - 4 pm, St. Mary Ave Maria Hall, 94 Walnut Road, Hamburg (Free Admission) 610-562-7657

http://hamburgpa.org/events/pashal-festival/


Paws to READ, 10 - 11:30 am, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


Saturday Storytime -- songs, rhymes, reading, simple crafts, all ages, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/exetercl


“Spring Search” -- search for clues to Ephrata’s past, and a prize, ages 3 & up w/adult, 1 - 4 pm, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


Super Hero Party -- Superhero stories, crafts, ages 3 - 7 w/adult, 10:30 am, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

http://https://lpl-superhero.eventbrite.com


The Ware Center’s FamFunFest: “Music for the Eyes,” 10 am, The Ware Center, Millersville University, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


World Famous Popovich: Comedy Pet Theater, 1 & 4 pm, State Theatre Center of the Arts, Easton ($, pre-reg) 1-800-999-STATE

http://www.statetheatre.org/ and http://www.comedypet.com


April 12 - 13

Easter Bunny Express, 1, 2, 3, or 4 pm, WK&S Railroad, Kempton ($) 610-756-6469

http://www.kemptontrain.com


Easter Craft Fair, 9 am - 3 pm, over 350 crafters -- come browse through the wide selection of arts & crafts, refreshments available, Leesport Farmers Market, off Rte. 61, Leesport (Free admission & parking) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com/


April 12, 19

Grudge Racing/Test & Tune, call for times, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton ($) 610-856-9200

http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/blog/


April 12, 26; May 10, 24

Dungeons & Dragons, 1 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/programs/


April 12; May 10

Chess & Strategy Game Night, ages 8 & up, Family Game Night, ages 5 & up, 2nd Wed, 6:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


LEGO Club, grades K & up, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free, pre-reg) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


April 12, May 17

Spring Campfire, all ages, 7 - 10 pm, Campsite #3 near Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg, bring your own food, chair) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


April 13

Eco-Adventure Camp Open House -- make animal tracker, 1 - 3 pm, Environmental Exploration Center at Angelica Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-372-4992 x100

http://www.berks-conservancy.org/events


Family Fun Day, 2 - 4 pm, South Mountain YMCA Camps, Wernersville (Free) 610-670-2267

http://www.smymca.org/events/daddy-daughter-dance-0


Learn to Fish with the SMART Angler Program, ages 4 - 14, 1 - 3 pm, Cacoosing Meadows Parks pavilion, Sinking Spring (Free, pre-reg) Rain date Apr 13, 610-678-5399
http://parksandrec@springtwpberks.org


Pennsylvania German Easter & Spring Nature Program, Noon - 4 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro (Fee TBA) 610-582-4900

http://www.danielboonehomestead.org/index.html


Spring One Day Book Sale, 10 am - 2 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free Admission) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


Trail Yoga, 10 am, Dry Brooks Day Use Area, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


“Walking Through History at Chickies Rock,” all ages, 2 - 4 pm, Furnace Road Day Use Area, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


April 13 - 19

Library Week -- bring gently used books for Columbia Library, Sun - Thu, 10 am - 5 pm; Fri, Sat, 9 am - 5 pm, Turkey Hill Experience, Columbia (Books) 1-888-986-8784

http://turkeyhillexperience.com/events/events.aspx


April 13, 27; May 4

Family Fun Days -- archery, climbing tower, pony rides, crafts, 2 - 4 pm, South Mountain YMCA, Wernersville (Free) 610-670-2267

http://www.smymca.org/events/daddy-daughter-dance-0


April 13, May 11

Second Sunday Open House, 11 am - 4 pm, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading (Free) 610-374-4600

http://www.goggleworks.org/


April 14

Blue Mountain Book Club: “Isaac‘s Storm,” Erik Larson, 6 pm, Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library, Bethel (Free) 717-933-4060

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbe/


Natural Egg Dye, all ages, 1:30 - 2:30 pm or 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Shenk’s Ferry Wildflowers, all ages, 10 am - Noon, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


View the Lunar Eclipse, 7 - 8 pm, Boyertown Planetarium, Junior High East Center, Gilbertsville ($) 610-473-3906

http://www.boyertownasd.org/our-schools/junior-high-east/Planetarium.aspx


April 14 - 19

“Food for Fines” during National Library Week -- for each canned good, food donation, receive $1 off fines, for Food Banks in New Holland, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Donation) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp


April 14, May 12

Lego Block Party, ages 3 & up, 6:30 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp


Teen Advisory Board, ages 13 & up, 3 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


April 14, 28

Creative Writers’ Group -- discuss the craft, read, discuss members’ works of poetry, non-fiction, fiction, 6:30 - 8 pm, Hamburg Public Library, Hamburg (Free) 610-562-2843

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sha/


April 15

Family Movie Night, all ages, 5:30 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free, bring dinner) 610-406-9431

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/exetercl


“Frogs & a Full Moon at Speedwell Forge,” all ages, 8 - 9:30 pm, Speedwell Forge County Park, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Jane Austen Society, 6:30 - 8 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


Rainbow Loom Workshop -- rubber-band bracelet making, children, 4 - 5 pm, Lancaster Public Library - East (Leola Branch), Leola, PA (Free, pre-reg) 717-656-7920

http://https://lple-rainbowloom.eventbrite.com


April 15, May 13

Lego Club, all ages, 6 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


“Preschool Super Science,” ages 3 - 5 w/adult, 10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


April 15, May 14

Mountain Moonwalk, ages 12 & up, 7:45 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg, space limited) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


April 15 - 16

“The Wide Mouth Frog,” ages 2 - 3 w/adult, Tue, Wed, 10:30 - 11:15 am; Wed, 9:30 - 10:15 am, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


April 16

Decorating Easter Eggs, 3:30 - 8 pm, Art of Recycle, Ephrata (Donation) 717-682-1444

http://www.artofrecycle.com


“Edible Books,” an Open House, Noon - 3 pm, Gingrich Library, Albright College, Reading (Free) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


“Pete the Cat” Visits the Quarryville Library, ages 3 & up, 6:30pm, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free, pre-reg) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org


“Read to Clara!” Under age 9 w/adult over age 18, 4 pm, Reading Public Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6350
http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/


Sleepytime -- “Fetch a Good Book,” 7 - 7:30 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt


Visit the Easter Bunny, 4 - 6:30 pm, Follow the upside-down bunny trail, coloring books and candy for all of the children, bring your cameras, Leesport Farmers Market, off Rte. 61, Leesport (Free admission & parking) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com/


April 16, May 21

Knit Wits Knitting Club, 6:30 - 8 pm, Spring Township Library, 78-C Commerce Drive, Wyomissing (Free) 610-373-9888

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sst/


April 17

“Pete the Cat” Character Visit, all ages, 10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


Teen Time, 4 pm, Northwest Branch Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6360

http://www.reading.lib.pa.us/locations_northwest.asp


Upcycling Plastic into Artful Objects, 6:30 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


“When Art and History Collide -- The Art of Ancient Civilization,” by Miss Shannon, ages 6 - 16, 3:45 - 5:15 pm, Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library, Bethel (Free, pre-reg) 717-933-4060

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbe/


April 17 - 20

LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster ($) 717-291-4758

http://launchmusicconference.com/


April 18

“Pete the Cat” Visits the Library, all ages, 11 am, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp


April 18 - 19

Easter Egg Hunt, 11 am & 2 pm starts, Weaver’s Orchard, Morgantown ($) 610-856-7300

http://www.weaversorchard.com/


North Museum Rock, Mineral & Fossil Show, Fri, 10 am - 6 pm; Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, North Museum of Natural History and Science, Lancaster ($) 717-291-3941

http://www.northmuseum.org/Programs/SensoryFriendlyTuesdays/tabid/413/Default.aspx


April 18 - 20

Easter Bunny Train -- w/Peter Cottontail, Fri, hourly 11 am - 4 pm; Sat, hourly 11 am - 4 pm & 6 pm; Sun, hourly 11 am - 3 pm, Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg ($, pre-reg) 866-468-7630

http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/


April 18, May 16

Limey Cliffs on Rockford Road, all ages, 10 - 11 am or 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Williamson & Rockford Roads, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


April 19

Easter Bunny Breakfast -- join Yummie & the Easter Bunny for a breakfast buffet, meet & greet with both, special gift and VIP egg hunt. Seatings at 8am & 9:30am. Reservations required. Kitchen Kettle Village, Rt. 340, Intercourse ($) 800-732-3538 www.kitchenkettle.com


Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch -- egg hunt, games, stories, prizes, puppet show, songs, lunch, ages 2 - 12, 10 am - Noon, Calvary Baptist Church, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-372-7640
http://www.calvarybaptistreading.com


Eco Egg Hunt -- wildlife egg-education, non-competitive hunt, ages 3 - 10, 11 am, Angora Fruit Farm, Lower Alsace Township ($, pre-reg) 610-374-8839

http://www.countyofberks.com/parks


Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt -- crafts, face painting, Easter Bunny, 10 - 11:30 am, South Mountain YMCA Camps, Wernersville (Free, wear silly Easter bonnet) 610-670-2267

http://www.smymca.org/events/daddy-daughter-dance-0


Hike with a Ranger, 10 am, Stilling Basin, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


Pancake Breakfast: An Operation Purple Camp Fundraiser, 8 am - 1 pm, Bynden Wood Lodge, South Mountain YMCA Camps, Wernersville ($) 610-670-2267

http://www.smymca.org/events/daddy-daughter-dance-0


Raptor Egg Hunt -- w/live raptor demonstration, 10 am, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg, space limited) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


Wildflower Walk -- hike to identify, all ages, 1 - 2:30 pm, Antietam Lake Park, Reading (Free, wear good walking shoes) 610-374-8839

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


April 20, May 4

Weiser Interpretive, Noon - 4 pm, Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf ($) 610-589-2934

http://www.conradweiserhomestead.org/index.asp


April 21

Compost Workshop, all ages, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Sensory Friendly Earth Day -- raise autism awareness, celebrate Earth Day, call for time, North Museum of Natural History and Science, Lancaster ($) 717-291-3941

http://www.northmuseum.org/Programs/SensoryFriendlyTuesdays/tabid/413/Default.aspx


April 21, May 19

Elanco Library Knitting Circle, 6 - 8 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp


April 22

Berks Bards: Bard/Fest Poetry Out Loud, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free, pre-reg) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


Lego Club, grades K - 6, 6 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbi/


“We’ve Only Got This One Earth: Earth Day Program” -- crafts from trash, grades 7 - 12, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free) 610-929-0589

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/muhlenbergcl/


April 22 - 23

“One Book, Every Young Child: Stripes of All Types,” Tue, 6:30 pm; Wed, 10 am, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


April 22 - May 11

“Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story,” call for times, Fulton Theatre, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-397-7425

http://www.thefulton.org/


April 22, May 13

Fun Family Bingo, 6:30 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


April 22, May 20

Homeschool Art Class, ages 7 & up, 1 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy ($, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


April 22, May 27

Lego Club, grades K - 6, 6 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbi/


Legos & More, 6:30 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/


Read to Monte, 7 - 8 pm, Spring Township Library, 78-C Commerce Drive, Wyomissing (Free) 610-373-9888

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sst/


April 23

World Book Night -- copies of “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” Kutztown Community Library, Kutztown (Free) 610-683-5820

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sku/ and http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/about-us


April 23 - 26

Spring Antique Extravaganza, call for times, Adamstown Antique Capital, Adamstown (Free Admission) 717-484-4159

http://www.antiquescapital.com/extrav.htm


April 23, May 28

Cultures & Cooking, 6 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster ($) 717-394-2651

http://lpl-cnc.eventbrite.com


April 24

Concert: Octavia, 7 - 8 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


Kutztown Presents: “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical,” 7:30 pm, Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, Kutztown ($, pre-reg) 610-683-4092

http://www.kutztownpresents.org/


“Say Cheese: Family History Through Photographs,” 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-393-9745

http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Events/History_Conference


April 24 - 25

“On With the Show!” Ages 3 - 4 & 5 - 6 w/adult, call for times, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


April 24 - 26

19th Annual Used Book Sale, Thu, preview 6 - 8 pm; Fri, 8 am - 8 pm; Sat, 8 am - 2 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free Admission, bring bags) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


April 25
Annual SOLA Block Party & Cookout -- Latino food, music, Noon, Promenade, Student Memorial Center, Millersville University, Lancaster (Free) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


Community School Days Program -- students explore activities of Ephrata’s history, all ages, 9:30 am - 1 pm, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($, pre-reg) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


“Dancing with the Reading Stars,” by Yocum Institute for Arts Education, call for time, Stokesay Castle, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-376-1576

http://institute-of-arts.org/


Presentation by Hawk Mountain Interns & Spring Wildflower Exchange/Giveaway, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Nolde Forest Envir. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Sensory Storytime -- interactive programs of book readings, games, 10:30 am, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

http://https://lpl-sensorystorytime.eventbrite.com


April 25 - 27

Zenkaikon 2014 -- anime, comics, gaming, science fiction, fandom, Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster ($) 866-503-3786

http://www.zenkaikon.com/


April 26

Beginner Bird Walk, ages 6 & up, 9:30 am, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


Bo Bice (of American Idol), 8 pm, Sellersville Theater 1894, Sellersville ($, pre-reg) 215-257-5808

http://www.st94.com


Charity/Consignment Auction, 9 am, Center Township Land Protection Foundation, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport ($) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com/


Children’s Trout Derby, ages 4 - 12 w/adult, 8 am registration; 9 am start - Noon, Historic Poole Forge, Narvon (Caernarvon Township) ($) 717-445-0472

http://www.historicpooleforge.org/events/


Craft-Cycle -- celebrate Earth Day w/make & take recycled projects, all ages, 10 am - Noon, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free, pre-reg) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org


Esbenshade's Spring Open House -- Activities, 10 am - 4 pm; Free Hot Dogs, face painting and balloons for the kids. Have some tough gardening questions? Our vendors and expert staff are ready to help! Lititz, Mohnton & Fleetwood locations, 717-626-7007
www.esbenshades.com


Getting to Know Authors: Lillian Hoban, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free) 610-682-7115

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbr/


Junior Envirothon Wetland Plants Primer, all ages, 11 am - 1 pm, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, or 4 - 6 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Live Raptor & Falconer Display, 10 am - 3 pm; flight demos, 11 am & 2 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


Making History Workshop: make Fraktur Cards for Military Members Overseas, w/Student Historians, all ages, 10 am - Noon, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata (Free) 717-733-6600
http://www.ephratacloister.org


Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, 1 - 2 pm, Muhlenberg Township Recreation Building, Temple (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 610-929-1503

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx


“Paws on the Path” -- leashed, dog-friendly dogs, 10 - 11:30 am, Antietam Lake Park, Reading
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


“Paws on the Path” -- staff-led (leashed) dog, one-mile hike, all ages, 10 am, Antietam Lake Park, Lower Alsace Township (Bring dog/cat food can, washcloth, towel, blanket, or kitty litter) 610-374-2944

http://www.countyofberks.com/park


Paws to READ, 10 - 11:30 am, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


Performance: Day of Percussion Gala -- international, regional artists w/clinics, performances, 7:30 pm, Millersville University, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


Reading Symphony Orchestra, 8 pm, Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-7469

http://santander-arena.com/


Rennie Harris’ RHAW (Hip Hop Dance Company), 7:30 pm, Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-607-6270

http://www.racc.edu/millercenter


“Sounds of Spring,” a Symphonic Band & Big Cat Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 pm, Memorial Chapel, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


“Take Pride in Blue Marsh” Volunteer Weekend, 9 am, Visitor Center, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, pre-reg) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


The Bronx Wanderers -- oldies & “Rock N’ Roll,” 8 pm, State Theatre Center of the Arts, Easton ($, pre-reg) 1-800-999-STATE

http://www.statetheatre.org/


April 26, May 3, 10

“Seussical the Musical,” call for times, Fulton Theatre, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-397-7425

http://www.thefulton.org/


April 26, May 17

Teen Anime Club, ages 13 & up, 6 - 8 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


April 27

A Concert by the String Chamber Orchestra, 3 pm, Memorial Chapel, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


“Afternoon on the River,” 1 - 5 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg, space limited) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


Breakfasts with Crystal -- homemade goodies for special breakfasts, ages 14 & up, 2 - 3:30 pm, Township of Spring Admin. Building, Sinking Spring ($, pre-reg) 610-678-5399

http://www.springtwpberks.org


“Cruise-In,” 2 - 5 pm, DJ’s Taste of the 50’s, Lancaster ($, bring classic car if you own one) 717-509-5050

http://www.djstasteofthe50s.com/


Family Fun Day -- canoeing, climbing wall, hiking, fishing, more, Noon - 3 pm, YMCA Camp Shand, Lancaster Family YMCA, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-272-8001

http://www.lancasterymca.org


Flea Market & Toy Show, 7 am - 1 pm, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport (Free Admission) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com/


“Go Fly a Kite!” Day -- bring store-bought kite, homemade kite, make sled kite, contests, hot air balloon demos, children’s activities, refreshments. Noon - 5 pm, Berks County Youth Recreation Facility, Bern Township. $2 Parking Fee. Call 610-374-2944, or visit
http://www.countyofberks.com/parks


Golf Tournament -- 24th Annual, call for time, for Schuylkill Valley Community Library, at Rich Maiden Golf Course, Fleetwood ($, pre-reg) 610-926-1555

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/ssv/


“Musique Magnifique” -- featuring music of great composers, Reading Choral Society, 4 pm, Advent Lutheran Church, West Lawn ($, pre-reg) 610-898-1939

http://www.readingchoral.org/


April 28

Family Movie Night, all ages, 6 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, $ café snacks) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


School Age Program -- stories, crafts, ages 7 - 12, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbo/


UTI High School Challenge, call for time, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton ($) 610-856-9200

http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/blog/


April 28

Family Movie Night, 6 pm, Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library, Bethel (Free) 717-933-4060

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbe/


April 29

Kids Book Club -- “Double Vision: Code Name 711,” F. T. Bradley, ages 8 - 12, 6 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-406-9431

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt


Pet Portraits, 7 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org


Social Media Crash Course -- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free, pre-reg) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


April 30

Caravan of Thieves’ -- gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, fantastic stories, 8 pm, Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Univ. Berks Campus, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-396-6000

http://www.bk.psu.edu/


“El Dia de Los Ninos: Many Languages, Many Stories” -- multilingual storytime in celebration of Dia de Los Ninos, 6:30 PM, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

http://lpl-eldiadelosninos.eventbrite.com


“Fermented Foods” -- learn health benefits, sample, take home jar of veggies to ferment, interested young adults & adults, 11 am, Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library, Bethel (Free) 717-933-4060

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbe/


Paddle Blue Marsh Lake, 6 pm, Church Road Access, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, provide your own equipment, Coast Guard approved life jacket) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1 - August 24

“Seasons of Hawk Mountain” -- Berks Art Alliance exhibit, 9 am - 5 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton (Free) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


May 1 - 2, 4

“Caterpillar Capers,” ages 3 - 4 & 5 - 6 w/adult, call for times, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


May 1 - 4

University Theatre Presents: “Our Town,” Thu, Fr, 7:30 pm; Sat, 4:30, 7:30 pm; Sun, 2 pm, Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center, Millersville University, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


May 2

Sky Watching, all ages, 8 - 9 pm, Pavilion I, Jim Dietrich Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg) Rain/cloud date May 3, 610-929-1503

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx


“Spring Peepers, Night Sounds, and Help Me Find That Frog!” Ages 4 & up, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Shiloh Hills Park, Sinking Spring (Free, bring flashlight) 610-678-5399

http://www.springtwpberks.org


SOLA Cinco de Mayo, 5 pm, Patio, Student Memorial Center, Millersville University, Lancaster (Free) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


May 2 - 3

9th Annual Spring Fling Sleepover -- games, hikes, crafts, camp fire, breakfast, ages 6 - 15 w/adult, 7 pm - 11 am, YMCA Camp Shand, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-272-8001

http://www.lancasterymca.org


May 2 - 4

Warbler Weekend -- pick a day, 7 - 10 am, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg, bring binoculars, field guide) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


May 3

Family Fun Day -- canoeing, climbing wall, hiking, fishing, more, Noon - 3 pm, YMCA Camp Shand, Lancaster Family YMCA, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-272-8001

http://www.lancasterymca.org


Family Fun Day: “Hide-and-Go-Seek,” 1 pm, Conference Center, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


Free Comic Book Day -- while supplies last, 8 am - 3 pm, Sinking Spring Public Library, Sinking Spring (Free) 610-678-4311

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sss/


PA May Faire--family friendly, entertainment, vendors, food, workshops, rituals, Ages all ages, 11am-7pm, Berks County 4-H Center, Leesport ($) http://www.readingpagansandwitches.org/pamayfaire.htm

Wildflower & Wildlife Walk, all ages, 10 - 11:30 am, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Sleepytime -- books, rhymes, songs, dances, games, 7 - 7:30 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sxt


May 4

Bark in the Park Dog Walk Series -- 2 miles, one leashed dog per adult hiker, 11 am - Noon, Nolde Forest Envir. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Children’s Day & Sheep & Wool Program, Noon - 4 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro (Fee TBA) 610-582-4900

http://www.danielboonehomestead.org/index.html


First Sunday Open House, 1 - 4 pm; “Dragonflies” program, 2 pm, Nolde Forest Env. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Flea Market, 7 am - 1 pm, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport ($) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com/


Hiking Trails of Berks County -- & what to pack, 2 - 3:30 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Letterboxer Badge for Brownie Girl Scouts, 1:30 - 4 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Nolde Mansion Open House, 1 - 4 pm, Nolde Forest Envir. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Performance: Allegretto Youth Concert, 4 pm, The Ware Center, Millersville University, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-872-3011

http://www.millersville.edu/calendar/index.php


Spring Flea Market, 8 am, The Artifacts Bank/Centre Park Headquarters, 705-707 N. 5th Street, Reading (Free Admission) Rain date May 5, 610-375-7860

http://centrepark.org/


“Taverns & Trades -- 19th Century Taverns, Inns & General Stores,” 2 - 4 pm, Beidler House, Gibraltar (Free) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Vintage Base Ball Day Train, hourly 11 am - 3 pm, Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg ($, pre-reg) 866-468-7630

http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/


May 5, 12, 19

Family Story Time with Molly the Therapy Dog -- stories, craft, all ages, 6 - 7 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/wlwhl


Knitting Club, 6:30 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/programs/


May 6

Home School Field Day: “Knee Deep in Plants,” 10 am, Conference Center, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, pre-reg) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


May 7

Family Movie Night (G or PG), all ages, 6:30 pm, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free, pre-reg) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org


“Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre,” 7:30 pm, Wachovia Theatre, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


May 7, 14, 21, 28

Afternoon Stitching Circle -- personal projects & for nonprofit organizations (Reading Hospital, animal shelters), teens, adults, 1 - 3 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


“Whatchamacallit Wednesdays” -- family fun, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

http://www.elancolibrary.org/elanco/site/default.asp


May 8

Albright Student & Berks County Film/Video Show, 7:30 pm, Klein Hall, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


Hyper Tufa Pot Workshop -- flowerpot, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


R.A.C.C. Student Auction, 4 pm, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport (Free Admission) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com/


May 8 - 9

“Fee Fi Fo Fun!” Ages 3 - 4 & 5 - 6 w/adult, call for times, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


May 9

Improv Spring Finale: “Beach Party Bonanza,” 6 pm, CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


Wildlife Paddle, 2 - 4 pm, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Xion Step Team Dance Showcase, 7:30 pm, Wachovia Theatre, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


May 9 - 10

Herb & Garden Faire, 9 am - 5 pm, Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster ($) 717-569-0401 x228

http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/cgi-bin/eventsdetail.cgi?Year=2014&Month=02&Day=05


May 10

Annual Fashion Showcase, 4 - 5:30 pm; Runway Show, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Bollman Gym, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


“Celebrate Spring, a Choral Concert,” 7:30 pm, Memorial Chapel, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


Children's Fish Rodeo -- fishing contests by ages: 4 -5, 8:30 - 9:15 am; 6 - 7, 9:25 - 10:10 am; 8 -10, 10:20 - 11:20 am; 11 - 15, 11:30 - 12:30 pm. Bring equipment, bait. Children‘s activities, refreshments,

Hunsicker‘s Grove, Mertztown ($2 Parking, pre-reg) Call 610-374-2944 or visit
www.countyofberks.com/parks


Control Tower Tour, 10 am, Visitor Center, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


Eco-Adventure Camp Open House -- make animal tracker, 1 - 3 pm, Environmental Exploration Center at Angelica Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-372-4992 x100

http://www.berks-conservancy.org/events


Forest Ecology w/Albright College research team -- & walking tour, 1 - 3 pm, Nolde Forest Envir. Education Center, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-796-3699

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm


Getting to Know Authors: David Mcphail, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free) 610-682-7115

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbr/


Kids’ Craft Day: Crochet! Ages 8 & up, 11 am - Noon, Mifflin Community Library, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free, pre-reg) 610-777-3911

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/smi/


National Train Day -- celebration of rail travel w/kid’s activities, all ages, 9 am - 5 pm, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg ($) 717-687-8628

http://www.rrmuseumpa.org


Sewing Circle -- all projects welcome, brief craft presentation, 10 - 11 am, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Spring Craft Fair, 9 am - 3 pm, over 350 crafters -- come browse through the wide selection of arts & crafts, refreshments available, Leesport Farmers Market, off Rte. 61, Leesport (Free admission & parking) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com


Storytime w/Miss Jenny: author David McPhail, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free) 610-682-7115

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbr/


“The American Flag: Past, Present & Future,” 9:30 - 11 am, Historical Society of Berks County, Reading ($) 610-375-4375

http://www.berkshistory.org/


“Why Is It Called ‘Fluctuating Pond?’” All ages, 11 am - 12:15 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


May 10, 14

“Let’s Get Muddy!” All ages, 1 - 2 pm or 6 - 7 pm, Skate Park Lot, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


May 11

Airplane Ride Day, 10 am - 3:30 pm, Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, Reading ($) 610-372-7333

http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html


Albright Dance Team Recital, 6 pm, Wachovia Theatre, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


Mother's Day -- treat mother to afternoon tea with mothers from Ephrata’s past, all ages, 1 - 3 pm, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


Mother’s Day Concert -- Reading Philharmonic Orchestra, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($, can bring lawn chair) 610-371-5850

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


“Roar Like a Lion” Student Recitals, 3 pm, Roop Hall, Albright College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-921-7547

http://www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/index.html


May 12

Blue Mountain Book Club, 6 pm, Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library, Bethel (Free) 717-933-4060

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbe/


May 13 - 14

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” ages 2 - 3 w/adult, Tue, Wed, 10:30 - 11:15 am; Wed, 9:30 - 10:15 am, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


May 14

Family Game Night, ages 5 & up, 2nd Wed, 6:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


Story Time -- story, craft/activity, ages 3 & up w/adult, 10 - 11 am, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


Wee Ones Program: “Let’s Get Outdoors!” 10 am, Conference Center, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


May 14 - 17

Spring Book Sale, Wed, 6 - 8 pm; Thu, Fri, 9 am - 6 pm; Sat, 9 am - Noon, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free Admission) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org


May 15

Gardening Workshop, 6 - 8 pm, Berks Conservancy, Environmental Exploration Center at Angelica Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-372-4992 x100

http://www.berks-conservancy.org/events


May 15 - June 21

“Shrek,” call for times, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-898-1900

http://www.dutchapple.com/Content/default.asp


May 16

Community Days Program -- students explore activities of Ephrata’s history, all ages, 9:30 am - 1 pm, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($, pre-reg) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


Schaeffer’s Harley Davidson Motorcycle Race, 10 am departure, Schaeffer Harley Davidson to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, for live raptor presentation ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


Scooby Doo Live! “Musical Mysteries,” 7 pm, Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-7469

http://santander-arena.com/


May 16 - 17

31st Annual Rhubarb Festival -- zany rhubarb fun for entire family, rhubarb race car derby, rhubarb stroll (mini parade), rhubarb pie-baking contest, entertainment, rhubarb food, Fri & Sat, 9am - 6pm, Kitchen Kettle Village, Rt. 340, Intercourse (Free) 800-732-3538 www.kitchenkettle.com


May 16 - 18

Mother & Daughter Creative Arts Weekend, call for times, Camp Conrad Weiser, South Mountain YMCA Camps, Wernersville ($, pre-reg) 610-670-2267

http://www.smymca.org/events/daddy-daughter-dance-0


May 17

Berks Choir Games (adjudicated Choir Festival), 7 pm, Reading Choral Society, Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-1939

http://www.readingchoral.org/


Early Bird Fiddle Fest, 10 am - 7 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Hamburg Arts Fest -- Art & crafts, car show, entertainment, kid’s art activities, and more, for all ages, 10 am - 4 pm, Downtown Hamburg (Free) Rain date May 18, 610-562-3106
http://www.hamburgpa.org


Hiking 101 with Cabela’s, 10 am, Church Road Access, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


Sertoma Club of Lancaster Barbecue 2014 -- “world’s largest chicken BBQ,” 10 am - 6 pm, Long’s Park, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-368-7366

http://www.lancastersertomabbq.com/contact.asp


Spring Concert in the Saal -- Ephrata Cloister Choir performs, all ages, 4 pm, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


Volunteer Workday, all abilities & all skills appreciated, 9 am - Noon, Nolde Forest Env. Education Center, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-796-3699

http://www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx


May 17, 27

“Explore a Bluebird Trail,” all ages, 10 - 11 am, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


May 18

“Exploremania” -- explore habitats, 1 - 3 pm, Berks Conservancy, Environmental Exploration Center at Angelica Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-372-4992 x100

http://www.berks-conservancy.org/events


Music Trivia Day -- “Name that Tune,” 2 - 3 pm, Historical Society of Berks County, Reading ($) 610-375-4375

http://www.berkshistory.org/


“Prepare and Preserve Your Food Safely,” ages 18 & up, 2 - 4 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


“So, What’s a Grist Mill?” Operation,.unique history of Melcher Grist Mill, 1888, 1 - 5 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


May 19

Family Movie Night, all ages, 6 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, café snacks $) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


May 22 - 23

“Sunshine and Sandcastles,” ages 3 - 4 & 5 - 6 w/adult, call for times, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


May 22 - 25

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, call for times, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton ($) 610-856-9200

http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/blog/


May 23

Summer Concert Series: Break From Blue Collar, call for time, Oregon Dairy Supermarket, Lititz (Free) 717-656-2856

http://www.oregondairy.com/special-events


May 23 - 26

Heroes Weekend, 9 am - 5 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton (Free trail admission to veterans, members of Armed Forces w/proof of military service) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


May 24

9th Annual Country Cruise & Fireman’s Festival, 8 am - 1 pm, Oregon Dairy Supermarket, Lititz (Free) Rain date May 27, 717-656-2856

http://www.oregondairy.com/special-events


Berks History Hike on the (Union Canal) Towpath, 9 - 11 am, Stone House, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free, wear sturdy walking shoes) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Daniel Boone Dash! 5K & 1 Mile Funwalk, 7:30 am registration, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro ($, pre-reg) 610-582-4900

http://www.danielboonehomestead.org/index.html and http://www.pretzelcitysports.com


“East Meets West in the South: Geology of Southern Lancaster County,” all ages, 10 am - 3 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Making History Workshop: Clay Tile -- make red clay tile, discover Redware's heritage, all ages, 10 am - Noon, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


Nature Sketching Workshop, 10 am, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg, space limited) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


Paddle Blue Marsh Lake, 8 am, Church Road Access, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, provide your own equipment, Coast Guard approved life jacket) 610-376-6337

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/BlueMarshLake


May 24

Splash & Dash Family Race, 9 am, all ages, West Reading Pool, 501 Sycamore Rd., West Reading ($) 800-266-9203

www.readingtriathlon.com


May 24 - September 1

“Masterpieces of American Longrifles: The Kindig Family Collection,” Mon - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


May 25

“A May Afternoon at Historic Ridgewood Farm” -- long, spooky, fascinating history, and its future, 2 - 3:30 pm, Moonlight Winery, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Summer Concert: Vinyl Groov, 6 - 8 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


May 25 - 26

Parade Float Prep/Ride the Float, ages 8 & up, Fri, 4 pm; ride on Sat, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


May 26

Family Fishing Fun, all ages, 8:30 - 11:30 am, Strasburg Borough Pond, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


May 30

Reading Civic Theatre celebrates its 100th anniversary with a FREE concert featuring the music and memories of the past 100 years of shows, all ages, 7 pm, Reading Park Bandshell, Reading (Free) Rain date Jun 1, 3 pm, http://readingcivic.org


May 30 - 31

Jenny Pakrodooni & Susan Duddy, 5 pm, The Yocum Institute for Arts Education, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-376-1576

http://institute-of-arts.org/


May 31

“Be the Tree: ID Walk,” all ages, 10 - 11:30 am, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


Canine Carnival -- dog-related businesses, K-9 unit demos, leashed dogs/locked retractable leashes, 10 am - 2 pm, Jim Dietrich Park, Reading (Free) 610-929-1503

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx


Container Dish Workshop -- plant “snippable” herbs, supplies, recipes, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Lists/County_Calendar/


Creature Seekers: “Bugs and More Bugs!” 10 am - Noon, Environmental Exploration Center at Angelica Park, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-372-4992 x100

http://www.berks-conservancy.org/events


Reading Symphony Orchestra, 8 pm, Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-898-7469

http://santander-arena.com/


Spring Taste of Weaver’s Orchard Festival, 10 am - 3 pm, Weaver’s Orchard, Morgantown ($) 610-856-7300

http://www.weaversorchard.com/


“Tools of the Trade: Forester,” all ages, 1 - 3 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks


May 31 - August 30

CitiBlocs -- build your own architectural creation, Mon - Sun, 9 am - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php


June 5 - 6

“Chalk It Up,” ages 3 - 4 & 5 - 6 w/adult, call for times, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/


June 7

Friends’ Community Yard Sale, call for time, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free Admission) 717-653-1510

http://www.mslibrary.org


Spring Flea Market, 8 am - 1 pm, Muhlenberg High School, Temple (Free Admission) Rain date Jun 8, 610-929-1503

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx


June 9

Second Sunday with Konstantine Valianatos, 4 pm, Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-607-6270

http://www.racc.edu/millercenter


June 13 - 14

Intercourse Heritage Days -- heritage displays, PA Dutch food, live music, fireworks, kid’s activities, Village of Intercourse (Free & $) http://www.intercoursevillage.com/


June 15
Father's Day -- explore new activities together in this special hands-on workshop! All ages, 1 - 3 pm, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org


June 21

“Music for Everyone Festival,” 9 am - 6 pm, Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse (Free) 800-732-3538

http://www.kitchenkettle.com


June 28

“Homemade Music in Pennsylvania” -- homemade instruments, songs from PA’s past, 7 - 8 pm, French Creek State Park, Elverson (Donations) 610-582-9680

http://www.apps.dcnr.state.pa.us/Calendar/view_event.asp?CalendarID=29265&Location=List


Reading Kids Triathlon, 9 am, ages 7 - 15 in four age brackets; swim, bike, run, Schlegel Park Pool, Reading ($, pre-reg) 800-266-9203

www.readingtriathlon.com


June 29

“Crazy Cool Sock Hop,” 3 - 5:30 pm, DJ’s Taste of the 50’s, Lancaster ($) 717-509-5050

http://www.djstasteofthe50s.com/

 

August 9

Berks Opera Workshop Presents “Aida,” 7:30 pm, Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-607-6270

http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

 

September 13

Poole Forge Day -- 9 am, Historic Poole Forge, Narvon (Caernarvon Township) 717-445-0472

http://www.historicpooleforge.org/events/

 

September 28

“Cruise to the Forge” -- annual car cruise, Noon, Historic Poole Forge, Narvon (Caernarvon Township) 717-445-0472

http://www.historicpooleforge.org/events/

 

November 2
Aaron's Acres Volley for Kids --14th Annual Volley for Kids. Team registration deadline, Sep 30, Noon - 7 pm, Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim ($, pre-reg) 717-413-2604 http://www.aaronsacres.org

 

December 5

Christmas at the Ironmaster’s, 4 pm, Historic Poole Forge, Narvon (Caernarvon Township) (_____) 717-445-0472

http://www.historicpooleforge.org/events/

 

 

Ongoing Events

1776 Junior Historian's Club, meets monthly, Historical Society of Berks Cty., Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-375-4375


After School Gaming, ages 11 – 20, Tue, 4 – 6 pm, Bates Auditorium, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651 x124


Anime Club - newest, hottest, most innovative anime, no nudity, PG-13 films, snacks, Sat, 3 - 5 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free) 610-369-0496

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/sbo/


Art Classes, ages 3 -103, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-394-3497
www.Lmapa.org


Babysitter's Training Program, ages 11 - 14, Sat, 9 am - Noon, Ephrata Community Hospital Wellness Center, Ephrata ($, pre-reg) 717-336-6578


Barnes & Noble Storytimes, Tue & Wed, 11 am; Sat, 1 pm, Barnes & Noble, Red Rose Commons, Lancaster (Free) 717-290-8171

BCTV Children's Programming, monthly
- Camp Fire on the Air, 1st Tue, 5:30 pm
- Girl Scouts: Where Girls Grow Strong, 3rd Tue, 5 pm
- Olivet Boys & Girls Club Notes, 4th Wed, 6 pm
- Scouting Perspective: Boy Scouts, 3rd Wed, 8 pm
- Video Voices: For Teens, 1st Wed, 6 pm


Books & More Elementary Book Club, grades 2 - 6, parents encouraged to attend, 1st & 3rd Mon, 7 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/swl/


Chess & Strategy Game Night, ages 8 & up, 2nd Sat, 1:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


Chess Club, all ages & abilities, every Sat, 1 - 4 pm, Womelsdorf Community Library, Womelsdorf (Free) 610-589-1424

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/womeldorfcl/


Chess Club, every Mon, 4:30 pm, Reading Public Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6350


Chess Knights - with Donegal Middle School Chapter of the Friends Chess League, Mon, 6:30 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free) 717-653-1510
http://www.mslibrary.org


City of Reading Neighborhood Center - activities, arts & crafts, games, ages 6 - 14, Nov - Apr, Mon - Fri, 3:30 - 7:30 pm, Keffer Park, 3rd & Exeter St.; Pendora Park, 19th & Forest St., Reading (Free) 610-655-6068


City of Reading Recreation Centers - activities, trips, clubs & more, ages 6 - 14, Mon - Fri, 3:30 - 7 pm, 11th & Pike Sts, Reading, 610-655-6067; ages 7 - 17, Mon - Fri, 3:30 - 8pm, 3rd & Spruce Sts., Reading (Free) 610-655-6203


Crafts & the Arts Program, Mon - Fri, 4:30 - 6 pm, 11th & Pike and 3rd & Spruce Rec. Centers, Reading (Free, membership req.) 610-655-6067 or 610-655-6203


Family Building Night, 4th Tue, Jan - May, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Bates Auditorium, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651 x124

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us


Family Game Night, ages 5 & up, 2nd Wed, 6:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


Family Movie Night, all ages, 4th Mon, 6 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, $ Café Snacks) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


Family Movies, all ages, Wed, 6 pm, Columbia Public Library, Columbia (Free) 717-684-2255


Family Story Time w/Molly the Therapy Dog, Mon, 6 - 7 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/swl/


Flea Markets; 1st & 3rd Sundays, April through December 8, 7 am - 1 pm, a "delightful day of dickering," Leesport Farmers Market, off Rte. 61, Leesport (Free Admission & Parking) 610-926-1307
www.leesportmarket.com


Friend Program, grades K - 6, once a month Sep - Apr, Sun, 2 - 4 pm, Millersville University, Millersville (Free, pre-reg) 717-763-4614


Girl Scouts, Great Valley Council, Berks County ($) 610-678-1040 or 610-791-2411


Guard Start, ages 11 - 14, preparation for lifeguarding, American Red Cross, Berks County Chapter, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-375-4383


Hands on History Room, Tue - Sat, 9 am - 4 pm, Historical Society of Berks Cty, Reading ($) 610-375-4375


Home Depot Kids Workshops, ages 5 - 12, 1st Sat monthly, 9 am - Noon, Home Depot Centers, call your local location (Free, pre-reg)
www.homedepot.com


Homeschooler Library Programs -- “Fun with Science,” “Fun with Math,” Book Discussion Group, “Readers Theater,” “Be an Illustrator,” call for dates, times, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/


Indoor Playground Birthday Parties, preschool ages, Sat/Sun, Noon - 2 pm, 1 - 3 pm, Boyertown Area YMCA Gilbertsville Center, Gilbertsville ($, pre-reg) 610-367-YMCA
http://www.boyertownymca.org


Kids' Woodworking Clinics, 2nd Sat monthly, 10 – 11 am, Lowe's Home Improvement Centers, call your local location (Free, pre-reg)
www.lowes.com


Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, hundreds of wild and exotic animals from around the world, Guided Safari Tours, New Reptiles and Exotics Building, Zoo exhibits featuring monkeys, lions, ostriches and more. Picnic facilities available, Halifax ($) 717-362-9126
www.laketobias.com


Lancaster Recreation Commission – figure-skating, power-skating, lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, ballet, dance, swimming & tennis courses, Lancaster ($) 717-392-2115


Live Homework Help, grades 4 - 12, Sun - Sat, 2 - 10 pm http://www.lancasterlibraries.org. Access with library card! (Free)


Movie Nights, Tue, 4 pm, Reading Public Library, Reading (Free) 610-655-6350

Oley Valley Knitting Circle, first Wed, 10:30 am - Noon, Oley Valley Community Library, 17 Jefferson Street, Oley (Free) 610-987-4100 x1234

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/muhlenbergcl/ovcl.htm


Olivet Boys & Girls Club, Reading (Free) 610-373-1314
- Homework Center & Computer Classes, Mon - Fri, 3 - 7:30 pm
- "Open Gym," ages 6- 12, Mon - Fri, 3 - 7:30 pm


Paws to Read (Reading Education Assistance Dogs), all ages, 2nd & 4th Sat monthly, 10, 10:30 & 11 am, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255


Peggy Gernerd is "Miss Maggie Sings!" a children's performer who combines singing, guitar, percussion, poems and movement to educate and entertain children (and adults, too!). She is available for elementary schools, daycare centers, community events, libraries and private parties ($) 484-529-0466 www.missmaggiesings.com


Pipper the Clown, entertainment for all occasions! Comedy, silly magic, extraordinary balloons. See Pipper weekly, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Tue, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Your Place, Wed, 6 – 8 pm; The Works, selected Sat evenings, call for dates and times. Pipper also teaches clown arts, make-up and balloon twisting, 610-286-2909
www.pippertheclown.com


Please Touch Museum programs, ages 1 - 7, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia ($) 215-963-0667


Red Cross Certified Babysitting Course, Lancaster Rec. Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-392-2115


Red Cross Certified Babysitting Course, ages 11 - 14, Berks County Red Cross, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-375-4383


Science Surprise, ages 3 - 6, 2nd Fri monthly, 10:15 am, West-Mountville Branch Library, Mountville (Free) 717-285-3231
http://lancaster.lib.pa.us/Mountville


Scrabble Club, all ages & all abilities, 1 - 3 pm, Womelsdorf Community Library, Womelsdorf (Free) 610-589-1424

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/womeldorfcl/


Saturday Yoga, 10 am - 11:15 am, The Artifacts Bank/Centre Park Headquarters, 705-707 N. 5th Street, Reading ($, first come/first serve) 610-375-7860

http://centrepark.org/


Self-Reliance Short Term Educational Courses For Schools, Camp Fire Boys & Girls, Mohnton (Free) 610-856-7250
- "I'm Safe and Sure," grades Pre-K - 1st
- "I Can Do It," grades 2 - 3
- "I'm Peer Proof," grades 4 - 6
- "I'm Taking Care Babysitting Course," ages 11 & up

Studio courses for children in grades 1 & up, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) PCAD.EDU


Teen Café -- board games, DIY crafts, Xbox 360, computer gaming, Mon & Wed, 3 - 4:30 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free) 610-929-0589

http://www.berks.lib.pa.us/muhlenbergcl/


Teen/Tween Knitting Club, ages 9 - 20, Mon, 6:30 pm, Teen Gallery, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651 x124

http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us


Toddler Time, Wed, 9 & 10:30 am, Immanuel Preschool, Shillington ($) 610-777-2348


Wild About Books Club, ages 5 & up, Tue, 4:30 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free) 717-653-1510


YMCA of Reading/Berks - Youth & Teen Programs, 610-378-4700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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