Berks & Lancaster Family Events

Family Events Calendar

August/September 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 - 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/


Ongoing - August 30

“CitiBlocs” -- build your own architectural creation, Mon - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850

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


Ongoing - September 1

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

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


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 - 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/

 

Ongoing - February 7, 2015

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

http://www.sight-sound.com

 

July 25

“Batter Up!” With Cylo, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

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

 

Sing, Sign & Story Time: “Transportation,” ages 7 & up w/adult, 10:30 am, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Summer Concert Series: Caleb Harnish Band, 7 - 9 pm, Oregon Dairy Supermarket, Lititz (Free)

717-656-2856

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

 

July 25 - 26

Broadway Junior -- “Peter Pan,” Fri, 7 pm; Sat, 11 am, 3 pm, Yocum Institute of the Arts, at Miller Center for the Arts, 4 N. 2nd Street, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-376-1576

http://www.springtwpberks.org/

 

“Creating Keepsakes” Scrapbook Convention, call for time, Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster ($) 717-239-1600

http://www.lancasterconventioncenter.com/

 

July 26

American Girl Doll Book Club -- discussion, craft, “Meet Molly,” “Molly Learns a Lesson,” ages 8 - 12, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

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

 

Cruise Night, 5 - 8 pm, Oley Turnpike Dairy, Oley (Free Admission) 610-689-9366

http://www.oleyturnpikedairy.com/

 

“Geocaching for Beginners,” 10 - 11 am, Barn, Gring’s Mill Park, Wyomissing (Free, pre-reg, wear outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes, bring GPS if you have one) 610-374-2944

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

 

Gretna Theatre presents "Sleeping Beauty and the Bachelors" -- new, funny take on hit TV reality show, ages 3 - 10, 11 am, Gretna Theatre, Mt. Gretna ($) 717-964-3627 http://www.gretnatheatre.com

 

Moth Night, 8 - 10 pm, Nolde Forest Env. Education Center, Reading (Free) 610-796-3699

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

 

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

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

 

Smucker Ice Cream Social, 7 - 8:30 pm, Pavilion, Country Acres Campground, 20 Leven Road, Gordonville (Free) 800-665-8780

http://www.bird-in-hand.com/events/smucker-ice-cream-social-4/

 

St. John's 5th Annual Car Show -- all makes, models, all ages, 9 am - 3 pm, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gibraltar (Free) Rain date Aug 2, 610-279-6131 http://www.stjohnsgibraltar.com

 

Student Historian Saturday -- demonstrate historical stories, trades, answer questions, 10 am - 3 pm, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org

 

Summer Full and New Moon Hikes, all ages, 9 - 10 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Super Special Star Wars Event, all ages, 1:30 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

July 26 - 27

Civil War Weekend, 10 am - 4 pm, Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5783

http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/cgi-bin/eventsdetail.cgi?Year=2014&Month=07&Day=26

 

Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals, call for times, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton ($) 610-856-9200

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

 

Kids’ Fun Weekend, 1, 2, 3, 4 pm, WK&S Railroad, Kempton ($) 610-756-6469

http://www.kemptontrain.com

 

July 26, 27, 29; August 1, 5, 8

“Dear Edwina Junior,” 11:45 am lunch; 12:45 show, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-898-1900

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

 

July 26, August 8, 9, 13, 14, 18 - 20, 30, 31

“Backyard Safari,” ages 2 - 10 w/adult, drop-in Fri, 5 - 7 pm; other days, 2 - 4 pm, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/

 

July 27

Interpretive Sunday, Noon - 4 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro ($) 610-582-4900

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

 

“Step Back in Time Day” -- 19th century hands-on activities, games, music, costumed guides, 11 am - 5 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($ Parking) 610-374-8839

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

 

July 27 or 28

Nature Prints on Fabric, all ages, Sun, 2 - 3 pm; Mon, 6 - 7 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

July 27, 28; August 2, 5 - 7, 21, 22

“Test Pilot,” ages 2 - 10 w/adult, drop-in Fri, 5 - 7 pm; other days, 2 - 4 pm, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/

 

July 28

“Amazing Animals” Robots by Snapology, ages 6 - 11, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Boyertown Ambulance Building, 2 E 2nd Street, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

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

 

Annual Antique, Art & Craft Show, 9 am - 3 pm, Columbia (Free) 717-684-5249

http://www.columbiapa.net/whats-happening/

 

Make N Take with Miss Kathy, 6:30 pm, Bernville Area Library, Bernville (Free) 610-488-1302

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

 

Movie Night: “Frozen,” all ages, 5:45 - 7:45 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

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

 

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/

 

July 29

“A Cool, Hair-Raising Experience,” w/North Museum of Natural History & Science, 10 am, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Lego Builder’s Club, ages 5 - 12, 5 & 6:15 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Mad Scientist Club: “Robotics: Build Your Own Spider Robot,” 1 - 2 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free, pre-reg) 610-929-0589

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

 

Rubber Band Bracelets, 6 - 7 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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

 

Summer Reading Family Programs, 6 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

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

 

Summer Storytimes, ages 2 - 3, 4 - 6, and 7 - 12 age groups, 11:15 am - Noon, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

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

 

July 29, 30; August 15 - 17, 25 - 27

“Nature Detective,” ages 2 - 10 w/adult, drop-in Fri, 5 - 7 pm; other days, 2 - 4 pm, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/

 

July 30

“Animal Adaptations” -- insect, reptile friends, Berks County Parks & Recreation, 11 am, Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library, Bethel (Free, pre-reg) 717-933-4060

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

 

Pretzel Twisting Lessons -- hands-on demos, twist a pretzel, ages 2 & up, 11 am - 1 pm, Tom Sturgis Pretzels, Shillington (Free) 610-775-0335

http://www.tomsturgispretzels.com

 

Sawmill Operation Days, 11 am & 2 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro ($) 610-582-4900

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

 

“Sleepytime” -- stories, rhymes, songs, dancing, games, all ages, 7 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

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

 

Teen Movie -- during “Hang Out @ the Library,” w/snacks, 1 - 3:30 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free, pre-reg) 610-929-0589

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

 

“Your Hair Will Stand on End!” 2 - 3 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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

 

July 31

“Awesomeness! For Kids with Jenny La” -- dessert awesomeness, ages 6 - 9, 2 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Book Swap -- bring a book, take a book, all ages, 10 am - 1 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Bring book) 610-406-9431

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

 

Field & Stream Adventure, kids entering first - fourth grades, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

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

 

“Holy Guacamole! Foodie Lab for Kids” -- cooking w/fruits, vegetables, whole grains, 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Jesse the Reptile Guy “Serpent Scientists” -- 15 live reptiles from around world, all ages, 10:30 am, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525 http://www.elancolibrary.org

 

Sit and Knit (or crochet) -- relax in air-conditioning, share stories, get help w/project, 6:30 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

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

 

“Spark a Reaction” Teen Summer Reading Program, grades 6 - 12, 6 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

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

 

Survival Fire Starting, grades 6 - 12, 6:30 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

Yocum Institute Performance: “Think Like a Scientist“ -- princess, talking frog think like scientist, 6 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-406-9431

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

 

July 31 or August 1, August 2

Stuffed Animal Sleepover -- drop-off Thu, 5 - 8 pm or Fri, 10 am - 1 pm; breakfast, Sat, 9:30 am, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free) 717-354-0525

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

 

July 31, August 1, 10 - 12, 28, 29

“Chalk Walk,” ages 2 - 10 w/adult, drop-in Fri, 5 - 7 pm; Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, 2 - 4 pm, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/

 

 

 


 

 


August 1

First Friday for Families, 5:30 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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

 

Music in the Courtyard: Mark DeRosa & the Dreadnought Brigade, 7 - 10 pm, Art & Glassworks, Lancaster (Donation, space limited) 717-394-4133

http://artandglassworks.com/events/summer-workshops/

 

The “City Dark” documentary & Star Watch -- filmmaker Ian Cheney’s documentary, 7:30 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

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

 

“Tie Dye to Die For,” 3 - 4 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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

 

August 1, 8

Crafter-noons, ages 6 & up, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free, pre-reg) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org

 

August 1, 8, 15

Teen Booked on Fridays -- book club for kids entering grades 7, 8, snacks, 3 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Tween Booked on Fridays -- book club for kids entering grades 5, 6, snacks, 2 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

August 1, 15

Lego Club for Preschoolers, ages 2 - 5 w/adult, 11 am - Noon, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 610-369-0496

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

 

Sing, Sign & Story Time, ages 7 & up w/adult, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

August 1 - 30

Farm Tour -- guided walking tour, milk cow, feed calf, go inside chicken coop, interact w/rabbits, goats, ducks, etc., call for times, Verdant View Farm, Paradise ($, pre-reg) 717-687-7353

http://www.verdantview.com/farmfun.htm

 

August 2
Blacksmith Day -- demos, participation, contest, exhibits, ages 6 & up, but all welcome, 9 am - 4 pm, Old Dry Road Farm, Wernersville (Free) Rain date Aug 2, http://pabasite.org

 

Fishing 101, 9 am - 1 pm, Stilling Basin, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, pre-reg, fish license not required) 610-376-6337

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

 

Gretna Theatre presents "The Fabulous Fable Factory" -- will the missing piece be restored to the factory line? Ages 3 - 10, 11 am, Gretna Theatre, Mt. Gretna ($) 717-964-3627 http://www.gretnatheatre.com

 

“Seasonings & Mixes” Workshop, all ages, 10:30 am, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

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

 

Star Party, 8:30 - 11:30 pm, French Creek State Park, Elverson (Donation) 610-582-9680

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

 

Star Watch w/Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society, 8:45 pm, Church Road Access, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

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

 

Summer Stepping Stones, ages 5 & up, 10 - 11 am, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Yummie’s Birthday Party, 9 am - 6 pm, Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse (Free) 800-732-3538

http://www.kitchenkettle.com

 

August 2 - 3

Angel Day Spiritual Holistic Fair, Sat, 10 am - 4 pm; Sun, 9 am - 4 pm, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport ($) 610-693-4229

http://www.leesportmarket.com/

 

August 2 - 9

Kitchen Kettle Village’s 60th Birthday Celebration, 9 am - 6 pm, Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse (Free & $) 800-732-3538

http://www.kitchenkettle.com

 

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Summer Storytime with Miss Marilyn -- story, craft, ages 3 - 6, 10:30 am, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

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

 

August 2, 16

Boogie-Woogie Lunch Bunch -- stories, songs, puppets, art experiments, silly stuff, ages 3 - 8 w/adult, 11:30 am, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

August 2, 16, 30

Dungeons & Dragons League, Noon, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

August 2 - October 26

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire: “Long Live the King,” Sat, Sun & Labor Day Mon, 11 am - 8 pm, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, Manheim ($) 717-665-7021

http://www.parenfaire.com/hoh/main.php

 

August 3

“Awesome Insects,” ages 3 & up, 2 - 3 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Flea Market, 7 am - 1 pm; Chicken Bar-B-Q, 10 am - 1 pm,, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport ($ Bar-B-Q) 610-693-4229

http://www.leesportmarket.com/

 

Long’s Park Summer Music Series: Girsa -- traditional Irish music, 7:30 pm, Long’s Park Amphitheatre, 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster (Free Admission) 717-735-8883

http://www.longspark.org/

 

Luau Dance Party -- DJ, snacks, door prizes, leis, ages 13 - 18, 6 - 9 pm, Exeter Community Library, Exeter Township (Free, pre-reg) 610-406-9431

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

 

“Miss Maggie Sings” -- educational, fun program: “Stay Healthy with Miss Maggie,” “Miss Maggie’s Mother Earth,” and “Backyard Bugs,” more, 4 - 5 pm; Acoustic Roots Fusion Show, 5:30 pm,

 

Gring’s Mill Park, Wyomissing ($ Parking) Rain date Aug 10, 610-374-2944, http://www.countyofberks.com/parks

 

“Reptiles Up Close & Personal,” 2 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-8839

http://www.countyofberks.com/parks

 

Super Science Lab, school-age students, drop in 1 - 3 pm, Exeter Community Library, Exeter Township (Free) 610-406-9431

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

 

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

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

 

August 3 - 9

The 160th Reading Fair, Sun, 1 - 8 pm; Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 4 - 10 pm; Wed, Sat, 1 - 10 pm, Reading Fairgrounds, Reading ($) http://www.readingfair.us/Reading_Fair/Welcome.html

 

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Interpretive Sundays, Noon - 4 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro ($) 610-582-4900

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

 

August 3, 4, 23, 24

“Pail” -- eontology, ages 2 - 10 w/adult, drop-in 2 - 4 pm, Hands-on House, Lancaster ($) 717-569-5437

http://www.handsonhouse.org/

 

August 3, 10, 17, 24

Long’s Park Summer Music Series, 7:30 pm, Long’s Park Amphitheatre, 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster (Free Admission) 717-735-8883

http://www.longspark.org/

 

Star Shows at the Neag Planetarium -- “Animals of the Sky,” “Back to the Moon for Good,” “Oasis in Space,” “Astrology: A Story of You,” 1, 2, 3, 4 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850 http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/index.php

 

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Interpretive Sundays, Noon - 4 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro ($) 610-582-4900

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

 

August 4

Book Club: “Memoirs of a Geisha,” Arthur Golden, 5:30 - 7 pm, Womelsdorf Community Library, Womelsdorf (Free) 610-589-1424

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

 

Craft Time for Kids, 5 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

“Lego Combat Robots” by Snapology, ages 7 - 14, 6:30 - 8 pm, Boyertown Ambulance Building, 2 E 2nd Street, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

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

 

Storytime: “I Love Bugs,” ages 5 & under, 10:15 am or 1:30 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

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

 

Summer Reading Program: “Senses,” 11:15 am - Noon, Bernville Area Library, Bernville (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 610-488-1302

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

 

Tween Anime Club, 3:30 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Yocum Institute for the Arts Perform “How to Think Like a Scientist,” 6:30 - 7:15 pm, Borough Hall Meeting Room, Fleetwood (Free) 610-944-0146

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

 

August 4, 8

Merit Badge Mania: “Environmental Science,” 9 am - 1 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

August 4, 11

Library Explorers -- Summer Reading Program topics, ages 6 - 11, 6:30 - 7:15 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free) 610-929-0589

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

 

“Spark a Reaction” Teen Group -- “Imagination Laboratory,” 6 - 7 pm, Kutztown Community Library, Kutztown (Free) 610-683-5820

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

 

August 4, 11, 18, 25

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

 

“Maker Monday,” all ages, 3 - 7 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

August 4, 18

Teen Crafts, ages 12 & up, 3:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

August 5

“Are You a Science Detective?” Ages 8 - 12, 9:30 am - Noon, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-8839

http://www.countyofberks.com/parks

 

Book Buddies, 10 am, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

Family Science Program w/Porcupine Pat, 6 pm, Wernersville Public Library, Wernersville (Free)

610-678-8771

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

 

“Fire Rocks!” -- & volcanic eruption demo w/Lancaster Parks & Recreation, 10 - 10:45 am, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free) 610-926-1555

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

 

Hands-on History Days, 10 am - 3 pm, Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster ($) 717-569-0401 x228

http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/cgi-bin/eventsdetail.cgi?Year=2014&Month=08&Day=05

 

“How Cool Is That?” Teen Science, ages 10 & up, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Lancaster County Parks & Recreation Present “The Booming Sounds of Nature,” 3 - 3:45 pm, Borough Hall Meeting Room, Fleetwood (Free) 610-944-0146

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

 

Lego Club, ages 6 - 11, 3:15 - 4 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free) 610-929-0589

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

 

Mini Science: “Peep & the Big Wide World” TV series, ages 4 - 8, 1 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

National Night Out, Glatfelters Park, Columbia (Free) 717-684-2467

http://www.columbiapa.net/whats-happening/

 

National Night Out for Reading -- a family night out to promote reading, all ages, 5 - 9 pm, Lincoln Pool, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

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

 

Science Tellers: “Dragons & Dreams -- Fizz, Boom, Read!” -- daring journey to save kingdom w/dragons, 6 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-406-9431

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

 

Serpent Scientists -- 15 live snakes w/Herpetologist Jesse Rothacker, 6:30 pm, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free, pre-reg) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org

 

“Shocking Science Workshop,” ages 8 - 12, 9:30 am - Noon, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

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

 

Solar Energy Workshop, grades 2 - 5, 10 am, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-406-9431

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

 

Summer Reading Finale Performance: “How to Think Like a Scientist,” Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Berks Encore Community Center, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

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

 

Tween & Teen Book Club: “Among the Hidden,” Margaret Peterson Haddix, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

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

 

Tween Movie Night: “Jack the Giant Slayer,” 6 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

August 5, 12

Kids Booked on Tuesdays, for kids entering grades 3 - 5, 2 - 3 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Summer Reading Family Programs, 6 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

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

 

Summer Storytimes, ages 2 - 3, 4 - 6, and 7 - 12 age groups, 11:15 am - Noon, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

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

 

August 5, 12, 19, 26

Family Stories -- stories, music, crafts, snacks, all ages, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Spring Township Library, 78-C Commerce Drive, Wyomissing (Free) 610-373-9888

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

 

“Fizz! Boom! Read! Story Time!” Ages 3 - 8, 10:30 am, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

Summer Gaming for Teens, ages 13 - 20, 4 - 5 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

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

 

Summer Gaming for Tweens, ages 9 - 12, 3 - 4 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

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

 

August 5, 19

Teen Gamers Club, 3 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

August 5 - September 23

“Healthy Promise” with the Girl Scouts -- helping girls make healthy choices, maintain active lifestyle, 1 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

August 6

Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County, 6:30 - 8 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

“Cosmic Adventures: A Brief Tour Through the Universe” -- in traveling, inflatable planetarium, 1 - 1:45 pm or 2 - 2:45 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free, pre-reg) 610-929-0589

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

 

Family Movie Night, 6:30 pm, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free, pre-reg) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org

 

Family Storytime: “I Can Move What?” -- cool experiments, all ages, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free) 610-682-7115

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

 

“How to Think Like a Scientist,” by Yocum Institute Teen Ensemble, ages 3 - 12, 2 - 3 pm, Hamburg Borough Hall, Hamburg (Free) 610-562-2843

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

 

Mad Scientist Club -- scientific discovery, ages 6 - 10, 6 - 7 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

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

 

Pajama Storytime -- story, craft, cookies & milk, all ages, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free) 610-369-0496

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

 

Pirate Magic Show -- w/celebrity look-alike tribute to Captain Jack Sparrow, 10 am, State Theatre of Boyertown, Boyertown ($, pre-reg) 610-367-4737

http://www.statetheatreboyertown.com/hmpg.html

 

Reader’s Theatre: Summer Edition, children/tweens, 10 am, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

School Age Storytime -- summer science fun w/magnets, grade 1 and up, 1 - 2 pm, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free) 610-682-7115

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

 

Serpent Scientists -- w/Herpetologist Jesse Rothacker & 15 live snakes, lizards, turtles, crocs, 1 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

Summer Reading Program: “Cats,” 5:30 - 7 pm, Bernville Area Community Library, Bernville (Free) 610-488-1302

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

 

Summer Reading Program: Sizzling Stoddard w/hot-to-cold experiments, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Womelsdorf Community Library, Womelsdorf (Free) 610-589-1424

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

 

Summer Reading Program: “Who Has Seen the Wind?” 10 -- 11 am, Village Library, Morgantown (Free) 610-286-1022

http://www.villagelibrary.org/

 

Summer Reading Storytime, ages 6 - 8: “Science & Art -- By the Numbers;” ages 9 - 12: “Human & Animal Interaction,” 9:30 - 10:30 am, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

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

 

“Summer Sensory Surprises for the Very Young,” up to age 8, 10 - 11:30 am, Wildflower Meadow, Golf Road, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Yoga For Teens, 1 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

August 6, 13

Family Snorey-Time -- stories, songs, activities, PJs welcome, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Hang Out @ the Library -- board games, DIY crafts, Xbox 360, laptop gaming, grades 6 - 12, 1 - 3 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free) 610-929-0589

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

 

Science ART Science, grades 1 - 4, 3 - 4:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Weekly Youth Program, ages 7 - 12, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm or 5:30 - 6:15 pm, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free) 610-926-1555

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

 

August 6, 13, 20, 27

Read & Pick Story Time, 9:45 & 10:15 am, Weaver’s Orchard, Morgantown ($) 610-856-7300

http://www.weaversorchard.com/

 

Sawmill Operation Days, 11 am & 2 pm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro ($) 610-582-4900

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

 

“Sleepytime” -- stories, songs, rhymes, dances, games, all ages, 7 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

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

 

August 7

“Bugs a la Crunch!” 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers: “Honeybees,” ages 6 - 8, 10 am - Noon, French Creek State Park, Elverson (Free, pre-reg) 610-582-9680

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

 

“Fizz, Boom, Read” Elementary Summer Reading program: “Spin Pop Boom!” by Mad Science, 10 - 11 am, Kutztown Community Library, Kutztown (Free) 610-683-5820

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

 

Mad Science with Miss Mary: “The Scoop on Gloop,” 3 - 4 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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

 

“Think Like a Scientist,” ages preschool -- elementary, 10 - 11 am, Spring Township Library, 78-C Commerce Drive, Wyomissing (Free) 610-373-9888

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

 

“Totally Irresponsible Science” -- physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ages 8 - 12, 2 - 3 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Whitaker on Wheels: “It’s Shocking” -- educational excitement of science theater, 10 am, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

August 7, 14

Book Swap -- bring a book, take a book, all ages, 10 am - 1 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Bring book) 610-406-9431

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

 

“Read, Touch & Discover: Animals in Legends & Folktales,” ages 3 - 6 w/adult, 10:30 am, North Museum of Natural History and Science, Lancaster ($) 717-291-3941

http://www.northmuseum.org/Programs/Events/tabid/411/Default.aspx

 

August 7, 14, 21, 28

Code Academy for Tweens & Teens, ages 9 - 20, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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

 

August 8

2nd Friday Scrabble, all levels welcome, newcomers encouraged, 10 am - 1 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

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

 

Miss Maggie Sings! & meet her new puppet friends, all ages, 10 - 10:45 am, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free) 610-926-1555

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

 

Outdoor Star Watch, 8:30 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Paddle Boarding for Beginners, 5 - 8 pm, Church Road Access, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

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

 

Snapology Presents: “Amazing Animal Robotics,” ages 6 & up, 2 - 3 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free, pre-reg) 610-678-4888

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

 

“Stop Snoring Bernard!” Story Playtime: A Special “One Book Every Young Child” Event, ages 3 - 6 w/adult, 10:30 am, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Summer Concert Series: Oregon Dairy Variety Night, call for time, Oregon Dairy Supermarket, Lititz (Free Admission)

717-656-2856

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

 

August 8 - 31

“Godspell,” call for times, Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville ($, pre-reg) 888-805-7056

http://www.totempoleplayhouse.org/cms/

 

August 9

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

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

 

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

 

Chicken BBQ, 10 am - 2 pm; Craft Show, 10 am - 4 pm, First United Methodist Church, 68 North Church Street, Ephrata ($ BBQ) 717-368-5636

http://www.ephratafirst.org/

 

Full 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/

 

“Knee Deep in the Creek,” ages 3 & up, 10 - 11:30 am, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

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

 

Native American Corn Husk Crafts Class, Noon - 2 pm, 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum, Willow Street ($, pre-reg) 717-464-4438

http://www.lmhs.org/

 

Native American Games, all ages, 1 - 2 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Native American Pottery Class, ages 12 & up, 9 - 11 am, 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum, Willow Street ($, pre-reg) 717-464-4438

http://www.lmhs.org/

 

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

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

 

Smucker Ice Cream Social, 7 - 8:30 pm, Pavilion, Country Acres Campground, 20 Leven Road, Gordonville (Free) 800-665-8780

http://www.bird-in-hand.com/events/smucker-ice-cream-social-4/

 

“Tales, Legends & Lore: Storytelling Day” -- founders of Landis Valley, 10 am - 4 pm, Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster ($) 717-569-0401 x228

http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/cgi-bin/eventsdetail.cgi?Year=2014&Month=08&Day=09

 

“The Science of Seuss: Horton Hatches the Egg,” all ages, 11 am - Noon, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

August 9 - 10

Triple B Competition: Skills and Tricks for BMX Bikers, In-Line Skaters, Skateboarders of all ages, abilities, 4 pm, Stonecliffe Action Park, 1200 Monroe St., Reading. Great competitive events: skateboard (Saturday), BMX bike, in-line skate (Sunday), best trick (both days) ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944, www.countyofberks.com/parks.

 

August 9, 13

Gretna Theatre presents "Rockin' in the Rainforest"-- upbeat musical that will have you rocking and rolling, ages 3 - 10, 11 am, Gretna Theatre, Mt. Gretna ($) 717-964-3627 http://www.gretnatheatre.com

 

August 9, 23

Cruise Nights, 5 - 8 pm, Oley Turnpike Dairy, Oley (Free Admission) 610-689-9366

http://www.oleyturnpikedairy.com/

 

Student Historian Saturdays -- demonstrate historical stories, trades, answer questions, 10 am - 3 pm, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600

http://www.ephratacloister.org

 

August 10

MCL Summer Concert Series -- Charlie Zahm, 6 - 8 pm, Mohnton Park, Shillington (Free, pre-reg) 610-777-3911

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

 

North Lookout Moonwalk, ages 12 & up, 8:15 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg, space limited) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/

 

Second Sunday: “18th Century Leisure Activities,” 11 am - 3 pm, Rock Ford Plantation, Lancaster ($) 717-392-7223

http://www.rockfordplantation.org/specialevents.htm

 

Second Sunday Flavor Fair, 11 am - 3 pm, BUilDiNG Character, Lancaster (Free & $) 717-394-7201

http://buildingcharacter.biz/

 

Sundae Caboose Train, 3:30 pm, Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad, Middletown ($) 717-944-4435 x1

http://www.mhrailroad.com/

 

August 10, 25

Summer Full and New Moon Hikes, all ages, 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

August 11
Family Movie Night, 6 - 8 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Family Movie Night: Disney‘s “Planes,” 6 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Family Summer Program -- imagine, think, create! Science-based artwork, projects, 6 - 7 pm, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free) 610-926-1555

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

 

Garden Visitors” -- explore insects, birds, mammals, reptiles, all ages, 1 - 2 pm or 6 - 7 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Kutztown Fair -- entertainment for all, $10 rides, entertainment, all ages, 4 - 10 pm, Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown ($) 610-683-7696

http://www.kutztownfairgrounds.com

 

Lancaster County Parks & Recreation Present “When Shooting Stars Fall,” 10:30 - 11:30 am, Borough Hall Meeting Room, Fleetwood (Free) 610-944-0146

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

 

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

 

Lego Club, 5:30 - 7 pm, Bernville Area Library, Bernville (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 610-488-1302

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

 

Monday Morning Movie w/Coffee & Donuts: “Saving Mr. Banks,” 10 am, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Spark a Reaction Teen Group -- Discover Me Collages, Creative Photography, Slam Poetry, more, 6 - 7 pm, Kutztown Community Library, Kutztown (Free) 610-683-5820

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

 

Storytime: “Sink or Float?” ages 5 & under, 10:15 am, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

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

 

Summer Reading Program: “Butterflies,” w/Rick Mikula, 11:15 am - Noon, Bernville Area Library, Bernville (Free) 610-488-1302

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

 

Teen Anime Club, 3:30 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

August 11, September 8

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

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

 

August 12

“Art for Kids,” grades 2 - 5, 1 - 2 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

“En Plein Air” -- explore impressionist art, ages 6 & up, 10 -11:30 am, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Family Science Program: “Exploring Science” w/Mike & Roberta Straka, 6 pm, Western Berks Fire Station, Wernersville Public Library, Wernersville (Free) 610-678-8771

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

 

Lego Club, ages 6 - 11, 3:15 - 4 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free) 610-929-0589

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

 

Mad Scientist Party: “End of Summer,” 1 - 2 pm, Muhlenberg Community Library, Laureldale (Free, pre-reg) 610-929-0589

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

 

Sensory-Friendly Hours, 5:30 - 7 pm, Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg ($) 717-687-7911

http://www.choochoobarn.com/uncategorized/sensory/

 

Summer Reading Storytime -- science-related themes, ages 0 - 3, 4 - 5, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington (Free) 610-777-3911

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

 

Summer Storytimes, ages 2 - 3, 4 - 6, and 7 - 12 age groups, 11:15 am - Noon, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg) 610-369-0496

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

 

Teen Advisory Board, grades 6 - 12, 5 - 6 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

“Traveling Magic School Bus” Open House, elementary school children, 10 am - 8 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

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

 

Tween Gamers Club, 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Yocum Institute Teen Ensemble: “Princess and the Frog,” 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free) 610-682-7115

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

 

August 12, September 9

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

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

 

August 13

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

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Kid’s Book Club: “I Survived the Nazi Invasion of 1944,” Lauren Tarshis, ages 8 - 12, 6:30 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-406-9431

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

 

Life-Sized Board Games, 5 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Simple Science with Naturalist Andy Yoder, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Brandywine Community Library, Topton (Free, pre-reg, wear old clothes) 610-682-7115

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

 

Storytime, ages 3 - 5 w/adult, 10 - 11 am, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600 http://www.ephratacloister.org

 

Summer Reading Program: Rocket Experiments, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Womelsdorf Elementary School, Womelsdorf (Free, bring 16-20 oz “Diet Coke“) 610-589-1424

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

 

Summer Reading Program: “FINALE” w/Rick Mikula the Butterflyman, 10 -- 11 am, Village Library, Morgantown (Free, be prepared to pet live butterfly) 610-286-1022

http://www.villagelibrary.org/

 

Summer Stream Study, all ages, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Teens Spark a Reaction: “Pay it Forward,” by Catherine Hyde, 6 - 7 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

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

 

Wee Ones Trail Hike -- Union Canal Connector Trail (accommodates strollers), 10 am, Swiftwater Access, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free) 610-376-6337

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

 

August 13, September 10

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

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

 

August 14

DiscoverE Penn’s Adventures: “Birding,” ages 6 - 8, 10 am - Noon, French Creek State Park, Elverson (Free, pre-reg) 610-582-9680

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

 

“Edible Insects,” all ages, 6:30 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

“Exploring GeoScience at the Library,” all ages, 6:30 - 7:15 pm, Fleetwood Area Public Library, Fleetwood (Free) 610-944-0146

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

 

“Fizz, Boom, Read” Elementary Summer Reading program, 10 - 11 am, Kutztown Community Library, Kutztown (Free) 610-683-5820

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

 

Fondant for Teens and Tweens, 2 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

“Mathacazam!” Magic tricks, secret code necklaces, solve mystery, ages 8 - 10, 2 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Pajama Party Story Time, 6 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Rainbow Loom Club, 2nd Thu, 6 - 7 pm, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free, bring rainbow loom) 610-926-1555

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

 

Snapology: Science, ages 6 - 12, 6:30 - 8 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-406-9431

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

 

“Spark a Reaction” Teen Summer Reading Program: Mad Scientist Party, kids entering grades 7 & up, 6 pm, Boone Area Library, Birdsboro (Free) 610-582-5666

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

 

Tween Sisterhood Club, 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

“When the Dead Walk, You Run: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse,” 3 - 4 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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

 

August 14, 26; September 6

Wildflower Meadow Walks, all ages, Aug 14, 6 - 7 pm; Aug 26, 10 - 11 am; Sat, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

August 14, September 11

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

 

August 14 - September 20

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

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

 

August 15

“Bats of the Bridge” -- w/Dr. Karen Campbell, Albright College biology professor, 7 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-8839

http://www.countyofberks.com/parks

 

Family Movie Night: “The Muppet Movie” (1979) 7 pm; doors open 6 pm, The Junction Center Tent, Manheim ($, pre-reg) 717-459-3701

http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/

 

Freaky Friday: “Wild and Wacky Weather“ -- story, explore hands-on themed stations, all ages, 1 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

Kid’s Night with Lancaster Herpetological Society, all ages, under age 10 w/adult, 7 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

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

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

 

Mod Podge Mob, for teens, 1 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg, wear old clothes, bring old book) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Music in the Courtyard: Grandma Shake! 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Art & Glassworks, Lancaster (Donation, space limited) 717-394-4133

http://artandglassworks.com/events/summer-workshops/

 

“Pete the Cat” Special Storytime -- jazzed-up storytime event with “Pete the Cat,” 1 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

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

 

Music Friday, 5 - 10 pm, Binns Park, Queen Street, Lancaster (Free) 717-291-4758

http://www.lancastercityevents.com/events/event-music-friday.asp

 

Special Storytime -- w/Pete the Cat, 1 pm, Exeter Community Library, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

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

 

“Wizard Movie Insanity” (J.K. Rowling) ages 12 & under w/adult, ages 13 & up w/signed permission slip, 1 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

August 15 - December 15

Annual Autumn Hawkwatch, 9 am - 5 pm, North Lookout, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/

 

August 16

Brownie Blitz: “Bugs,” 1 - 3 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Family Fun Day: “Tulpehocken Creek Critters,” 10 am, Stilling Basin, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, bring water shoes) 610-376-6337

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

 

“For the Birds” -- an Origami Workshop, ages 10 & up, 2 - 4 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

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

 

“Just for Juniors (Girl Scouts): Gardener,” 9:30 am - Noon, w/Lancaster County Environmental Center, Exhibit Farmhouse, Central Park, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Mad Scientist Club -- brunch, movie to celebrate all scientific discoveries, 10 am - Noon, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

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

 

National Honey Bee Day, 11 am - 4 pm, North Museum of Natural History and Science, Lancaster ($) 717-291-3941

http://www.northmuseum.org/Programs/Events/tabid/411/Default.aspx

 

Rainbow Loom & Author Visit w/Book Signing, 2 - 3:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Snapology: Science, ages 6 - 12, 10 - 11:30 am, Exeter Community Library, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-406-9431

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

 

WCB Community Field Day -- moonwalk, Musical Dots, field games, food, prizes, all ages, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Hickory Park, Gilbertsville (Free, pre-reg) 610-334-3710

http://tinyurl.com/WCBFieldDay

 

August 17

“History of Games” -- 1800’s & Civil War era, all ages, 2 - 3 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-8839

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

 

August 17 or 18

Silk Scarf Dyeing, all ages, Sun, 2 - 3:30 pm; Mon, 6 - 7:30 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

August 18

Berkshire Heights Preschool Open House, 6 - 8 pm, Berkshire Heights Early Learning Center, Wyomissing (Free) 610-670-0180

http://www.wilsonsd.org/Page/9305

 

Family Fishing Program, adult must bring child, 6 - 9 pm, Hopewell Lake Boat Launch, French Creek State Park, Elverson (Free, pre-reg) 610-582-9680

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

 

Lego Builder’s Club, 5 or 6:15 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Science Fiction Movie Monday, all ages, 1 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

Teen Book Club -- read any book, bring for discussion, grades 7 - 12, 7 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

“Teens Cook,” 2 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Tween Book Club: “Courage Has No Color …,” Tanya Lee Stone, 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Yogo Crazy Fundraising Event -- get invitation at library, 4 - 10 pm, Fleetwood Area Public Library, at Yogo Crazy, Broadcasting Square Shopping Center, Wyomissing ($) 610-944-0146

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

 

August 18 - 23

Elizabethtown Fair, rides, petting zoo, exhibits, entertainment, daily kids contests; E. High St., Elizabethtown, ($) 717-367-0508

http://www.etownfair.com

 

August 19

Book Bingo, all ages, 2 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

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

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

Lego Block Party, ages 7 - 15, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Storytime at Chick-fil-A, all ages, 1 pm, Exeter Chick-fil-A, Reading (Free) 610-406-9431

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

 

Summer Animal Science Series: “Insects,” ages 7 & up, 1 - 3 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

Teen Movie Night, ages 13 - 18, 6 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

August 20

Chess & Strategy Game Event, ages 8 & up, 6:30 - 8 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg, bring your own game) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

“Edible Insects,” w/Lancaster County Park naturalists, ages 5 & up w/legal caregiver, 6:30 pm, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free, pre-reg) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org

 

Summer Family Film Series: “An American Tail,” Dusk, Buchanan Park, Lancaster (Free) 717-392-2115
http://lancasterrec.org/

 

Super Readers Council -- read any book, bring for discussion, ages 8 - 12, 7 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

Wednesday Wii, all ages, 3:30 - 7:30 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free) 717-354-0525

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

 

August 21

“Can You Dig It? See & Do Garden,” 4 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

DiscoverE Penn’s Adventures: “Geocaching,” ages 6 - 8, 10 am - Noon, French Creek State Park, Elverson (Free, pre-reg) 610-582-9680

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

 

“Edible Insects,” ages 8 & up, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Family Fun Night/Movie Night -- moonbounce, carnival games, light refreshments, 6 - 9 pm, Temple Playground, Temple (Free, bring lawn chairs) 610-929-1503

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

 

Family Movie Matinee: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” 1 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

Family Story Time, 7 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

“Fizz, Boom, Science,” ages 9 - 12, 3 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Junior Friends of the Ephrata Public Library, ages 13 - 18, 3:30 pm, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata (Free, pre-reg) 717-738-9291

http://www.ephratapubliclibrary.org/

 

Outdoor Concert: The Ragtime Willi Band, 7 - 8 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

August 22

After Hours Teen Event, grades 7 - 12, 6:30 - 9 pm, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland (Free, pre-reg) 717-354-0525

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

 

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

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

Summer Concert Series: Tina Gehman & Friends, call for time, Oregon Dairy Supermarket, Lititz (Free Admission) 717-656-2856

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

 

Teen End of Summer Party, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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

 

August 22 - 23

New Holland Summer Fest -- 15th Annual State Championship BBQ Cook-Off, New Holland Community Park, New Holland ($) 717-669-1400

http://nhsummerfest.org/

 

August 23

Hike with a Rangeer, 8:30 am, Church Road Access, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, bring water) 610-376-6337

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

 

“Hunt, Gather & Cook Insects,” all ages, 10 am - 1 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

“Night of the Moth,” 8 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg, wear dark clothing, bring flashlight, field guide optional) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/

 

“Paddle Blue Marsh,” 8 am, Church Road Access, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, bring own equipment, C.G. approved life jacket) 610-376-6337

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

 

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience, call for time, Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton ($) 610-856-9200

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

 

Smucker Ice Cream Social, 7 - 8:30 pm, Pavilion, Country Acres Campground, 20 Leven Road, Gordonville (Free) 800-665-8780

http://www.bird-in-hand.com/events/smucker-ice-cream-social-4/

 

August 24

Long’s Park Summer Music Series: Johnathan Boogie Long -- monster guitar, 7:30 pm, Long’s Park Amphitheatre, 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster (Free Admission) 717-735-8883

http://www.longspark.org/

 

August 24 or 25

“Felting is Fun!” all ages, Sun, 2 - 3:30 pm; Mon, 6 - 7:30 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

August 25

Make N Take with Miss Kathy, 5:30- 6:30 pm, Bernville Area Library, Bernville (Free) 610-488-1302

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

 

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/

 

August 26, September 23

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

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

 

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

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

 

August 27

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

http://lpl-cnc.eventbrite.com

 

“Edible Insects,” all ages, 1 - 2 pm or 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-295-2055

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

 

August 28

DiscoverE Penn’s Adventures: “Herps,” ages 6 - 8, 10 am - Noon, French Creek State Park, Elverson (Free, pre-reg) 610-582-9680

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

 

Lego Club, 4th Thu, 6 - 7 pm, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free) 610-926-1555

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

 

“Stitches & Such” -- any crafter welcome, 6 - 8 pm, Fleetwood Area Public Library, Fleetwood (Free) 610-944-0146

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

 

Teen Movie Critic Club -- comedy, drama, adventure, film-making, how teens are portrayed, ages 13 - 20, 5:30 - 7:45 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

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

 

August 29

Night Hike, 7:30 pm, Squirrel Run Nature Trail, State Hill Boat Launch, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, bring flashlight) 610-376-6337

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

 

Teen Cooking, ages 12 & up, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

August 29 - 31

Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival, Fri, Sat, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun, 10 am - 5 pm, Long’s Park Amphitheatre, 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster (Free Admission) 717-735-8883

http://www.longspark.org/

 

August 30

11th Annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival -- over 30 stands selling a variety of burgers, 5 stages of non-stop entertainment, beer & wine garden, arts & crafts, children‘s activities, and more, 10 am - 6 pm, downtown Hamburg (Free Admission) 610-562-3106

http://hamburgpa.org/events/11th-annual-taste-of-hamburg-er-festival/

 

49th Annual Duryea Day, 9 am - 4 pm, Boyertown Community Park, Boyertown (Free) 610-367-2090

http://boyertownmuseum.org/category/duryeaday

 

Bald Eagle Migration Day -- two Eagle programs, 11 am & 2 pm, Outdoor Amphitheater, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/

 

Joanne Shenandoah Benefit Concert for the Lancaster Longhouse, 7 - 8:30 pm, Fulton Opera House, Lancaster ($) 717-397-7425

http://www.thefulton.org/

 

The Kids Cookie Break Festival, 10 am - 3 pm, The Junction Center, Manheim (Free & $) 717-459-3701

http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/

 

August 30 - 31

Heart of Lancaster Arts & Craft Show -- 200 juried arts & crafts, music, food, 10 am - 4 pm, Roots Country Market, Manheim (Free Admission) 717-898-6297

http://www.hlcshow.com/

 

August 30, 31 & October 4

Mixed Freight Ride with Photo Runby, 3:30 pm, Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad, Middletown ($) 717-944-4435 x1

http://www.mhrailroad.com/

 

August 31

Wildlife Conservation Family Day -- marks 100th anniversary of last passenger pigeon, Noon - 4 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-371-5850

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 3

Pajama Storytime -- story, craft, cookies, milk, all ages, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free) 610-369-0496

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


Family Movie Night, 6:30 pm, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free, pre-reg) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org


September 3, 4

“Sing, Shake & Sway” -- get kids moving with this energetic story time, all ages, 10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://mslibrary.org


September 3, 10, 17, 24

Family Snorey-Time -- stories, songs, activities, PJs welcome, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


September 4, 11, 18, 25

Code Academy for Tweens & Teens, ages 9 - 20, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free, pre-reg) 717-394-2651

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


September 5

Music in the Courtyard: Loretta Billieux and Shrimpboat, 7 - 10 pm, Art & Glassworks, Lancaster (Donation, space limited) 717-394-4133

http://artandglassworks.com/events/summer-workshops/


September 5 - 7

38th Annual Hay Creek Festival, 8 am - 5 pm; Pancake Breakfast, Sat, Sun, 7 - 10 am, Historic Joanna Furnace, Geigertown ($) http://www.haycreek.org/joanna_furnace.htm


Mother-Daughter Equestrian Weekend, call for time, South Mountain YMCA Camps, Wernersville ($, pre-reg) 610-670-2267

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


September 5, 12, 19, 26

Sing, Sign & Story Time, ages 7 & up w/adult, 10:30 am, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


September 5, 19

Lego Club for Preschoolers, ages 2 - 5 w/adult, 11 am - Noon, Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 610-369-0496

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


September 6

Children & Teens Outgrown Sale, by Berks Kids Closet, 8 am - 2 pm, Lebanon Expo Center, Lebanon (Free) 610-693-4229

http://berkskidscloset.com/


Concert: American Roots -- Marc Berger, 7 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/


Fly Fishing with Cabelas, 12:30 pm, Red Bridge Recreation Area, 2141 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing (Free, pre-reg) 610-374-2944 x2611

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

 

Full 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/


International Vulture Awareness Day, Noon, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton (Free) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/


Model Railroading Day -- hands-on activities, presentations including LEGO layouts, 9 am - 5 pm, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg ($, pre-reg presentations) 717-687-8628

http://www.rrmuseumpa.org


Yard Sale, 8 am, Quarryville Library, Quarryville (Free Admission) 717-786-1336

http://www.quarryvillelibrary.org

 

September 6, 20

Cruise Nights 2014, 5 - 8 pm, Oley Turnpike Dairy, Oley (Free Admission) 610-689-9366

http://www.oleyturnpikedairy.com/

 

September 7

Flea Market, 7 am - 1 pm; Toy Show, 8 am - 1 pm, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport (Free Admission) 610-926-1307

http://www.leesportmarket.com/

 

Grandparents’ Day, 11 am - 4 pm, Turkey Hill Experience, Columbia ($) 1-888-986-8784

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

 

Grandparents Day Ride, Noon or 1:30 pm, Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad, Middletown ($) 717-944-4435 x1

http://www.mhrailroad.com/

 

Grandparents Day Walk, 1 - 4 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Wyomissing (Free) 610-374-8839

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

 

Rafting & Lumbering Talk -- colonial times thru 19th c., imaginary local trip, 3 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

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

 

September 8

Lego Club, 5:30 - 7 pm, Bernville Area Library, Bernville (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 610-488-1302

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

 

Mountain Moonwalk, ages 12 & up, 7:15 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton ($, pre-reg, space limited) 610-756-6961

http://www.hawkmountain.org/

 

September 9

Lego Club -- build themed creations, all ages, 6 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://mslibrary.org

Sensory-Friendly Hours, 5:30 - 7 pm, Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg ($) 717-687-7911

http://www.choochoobarn.com/uncategorized/sensory/

 

Teen Advisory Board, grades 6 - 12, 5 - 6 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

September 10

Storytime, ages 3 - 5 w/adult, 10 - 11 am, The Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata ($) 717-733-6600 http://www.ephratacloister.org

 

September 10, 11

Family Story Time, all ages, 10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://mslibrary.org

 

September 11

Roots to Wings: “Can You See Me?” Ages 3 - 5 w/adult, 10 am, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-8839

http://www.countyofberks.com/parks

 

September 12

2nd Friday Scrabble, all levels welcome, newcomers encouraged, 10 am - 1 pm, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, West Lawn (Free) 610-678-4888

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

 

Summer Concert Series: Easily Amused -- Classic Rock, call for time, Oregon Dairy Supermarket, Lititz (Free Admission) 717-656-2856

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

 

September 13

3rd Annual Race to Read 5K Run/Walk, all ages, 9 am registration; 10 am race; 11 am Kids Fun Run, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport ($, pre-reg) 610-926-1555

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

 

44th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic, call for time, Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville ($) 610-754-7688

http://www.grandviewspeedway.com/Schedule.asp

 

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

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

 

Fall Harvest Fair, 10 am - 5 pm, Historic Alexander Schaeffer Farm, Schaefferstown ($) 717-949-2244

http://www.hsimuseum.org/

 

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/

 

“Moon over Bioko: Sea Turtles of Bioko Island” -- the inspiration of Heidi Rader’s children’s book, ages 8 - 12, 1 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free, pre-reg) 610-374-8839

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

“The Civil War -- A 150-Year Retrospective,” 1 - 3 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

September 12 - 14

Reading Civic Theatre presents, “Shrek the Musical,” at the RACC Miller Center, Fri, 7:30 pm; Sat, 2, 7:30 pm; Sun, 3 pm. Tickets are $25 (adult) and $20 (children 12 & under), and can be purchased by calling 610-607-6270

http://readingcivic.org

 

September 13 - 21

“Day Out with Thomas,” all ages, call for times, Strasburg Rail Road, Ronks ($, pre-reg) 866-468-7630

http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

 

September 13 - January 4

“Call to Duty: World War Posters,” Mon - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm, Reading Public Museum, West Reading ($) 610-371-5850

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

 

September 14

“Abaxacatabax: Magical Charms & Medical Cures,” 2 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

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

 

Fairy House Workshop, Noon - 3 pm, Art & Glassworks, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-394-4133

http://artandglassworks.com/events/summer-workshops/

 

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

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

 

Second Sunday Flavor Fair, 11 am - 3 pm, BUilDiNG Character, Lancaster (Free & $) 717-394-7201

http://buildingcharacter.biz/

 

September 16

Coterie Book Club: “Skeletons at the Feast,” Chris Bohjalin, 1 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Fun Family Bingo -- bingo with book prizes, all ages, 6:30 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://mslibrary.org

 

Homeschool Art -- a different artist at each class, ages 7 & up, 1 pm, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://mslibrary.org


Lego Block Party, ages 7 - 15, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

September 17, 18

“Sing, Shake & Sway” -- get kids moving with this energetic story time, all ages, 10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://mslibrary.org

 

September 18 - 23

Oley Valley Community Fair; 9 am - 10 pm; rides, food, entertainment, contests; 26 Jefferson St., Oley, (free admission, $5 parking) www.oleyfair.org

 

September 19

Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting -- for local reptile and amphibian fans, 7 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

Music in the Courtyard: Octavia Blues, 7 - 10 pm, Art & Glassworks, Lancaster (Donation, space limited) 717-394-4133

http://artandglassworks.com/events/summer-workshops/

 

September 19 - 21 thru October 31 - November 2

Corn Maze & Kids Pumpkin Days, call for times, Oregon Dairy Supermarket, Lititz ($) 717-656-2856

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

 

September 20

5th Annual Pig Roast and Car Show, Noon - 6 pm, Salem E.C. Church, 2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville ($) 610-562-5033

http://hamburgpa.org/events/5th-annual-pig-roast-and-car-show/

 

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

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

 

Muhlenberg International Festival -- ethnic food, international music, craft vendors, 11 am - 7 pm, Jim Dietrich Park, 4899 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Road, Reading (Free Admission) 610-929-1503

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

 

September 20 - 21

14th Annual “Civil War Remembered” Reenactment, Sat, 11 am, 2:30 pm; Sun, 11 am, Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad, Middletown ($) 717-944-4435 x1

http://www.mhrailroad.com/

 

September 21

“History of Quilting” -- & old-fashioned quilting bee, 2 - 3 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free) 610-374-2944

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

 

The Cushion Peak Trail Challenge: 5K, 10K, or Fun Run/Walk, call for time, Bynden Wood Lodge, South Mountain YMCA Camps, Wernersville ($, pre-reg) 610-670-2267

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

 

September 24

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

http://lpl-cnc.eventbrite.com

 

September 24, 25

“Sing, Shake & Sway” -- get kids moving with this energetic story time, all ages, 10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy (Free, pre-reg) 717-653-1510

http://mslibrary.org

 

September 25

Teen Movie Critic Club -- comedy, drama, adventure, film-making, how teens are portrayed, ages 13 - 20, 5:30 - 7:45 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster (Free) 717-394-2651

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

 

WeeUsables Consignment Event -- shop thru 90,000 items for moms-to-be, babies, kids, teens, 8 am - 8 pm, Lancaster Host Resort Expo Center, Lancaster (Free) 717-495-2855 http://www.weeusablesevent.com

 

September 26

Indian Stories & Dances by the Campfire -- w/Dave “Big Owl” McSurdy, 6 pm, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading (Free, bring chairs/blankets) 610-374-2944

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

 

Teen Cooking, ages 12 & up, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Manheim (Free, pre-reg, space limited) 717-560-6441

http://www.mtpl.info/

 

September 26 - 28

“Steampunk unLimited,” all ages, call for times, Strasburg Rail Road, Ronks ($, pre-reg) 866-468-7630

http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

 

September 27
Children & Teens Outgrown Sale, by Berks Kids Closet, 8 am - 2 pm, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport (Free) 610-693-4229

http://berkskidscloset.com/

 

Fall Float on Blue Marsh Lake, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, pre-reg, bring boat, life jacket) 610-374-2944

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

 

Family Storytime -- hear story, enjoy a craft, all ages w/adult, 10 am, Lititz Public Library, Lititz (Free, pre-reg) 717-626-2255

http://www.lititzlibrary.org

 

History Hike, 9 - 11 am, Antietam Lake Park, Reading (Free, wear sturdy walking shoes, bring water) 610-374-2944

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

 

Winter Terrarium Workshop, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Berks County Heritage Center, Reading ($, pre-reg) 610-374-2944

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


September 28

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

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

 

Movie Night, 7:15 pm; Cruise-In, 2 - 5 pm, DJ’s Taste of the 50’s, Lancaster ($, BYO lawn chairs) 717-509-5050

http://www.djstasteofthe50s.com/

 

September 29

Make N Take with Miss Kathy, 5:30- 6:30 pm, Bernville Area Library, Bernville (Free) 610-488-1302

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

 

October 3

Music in the Courtyard: Jack Roberts Band, 7 - 10 pm, Art & Glassworks, Lancaster (Donation, space limited) 717-394-4133

http://artandglassworks.com/events/summer-workshops/

 

October 4

“Take Your Kid Mountain-Biking” Day, North Church Road Parking Area, Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport (Free, pre-reg, bring bike, helmet) 610-374-2944

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

 

October 8

Colonial Sports Afterschool Program Open House -- take a tour, meet staff, and early bird registration! Ages K thru 7th grade, 1 - 4 pm, Colonial Sports, Sinking Spring (Free) 610-777-9651 http://www.chbsports.com

 

October 10 - 12, 17 & 18

Haunted Hollow at Jim Dietrich Park, 6:30 - 10:30 pm, hayride and barn, inflatables, face and pumpkin painting & more, 4899 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Rd., Reading ($) 610-929-4727 http://www.muhlenbergtwp.com

 

October 14

Sensory-Friendly Hours, 5:30 - 7 pm, Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg ($) 717-687-7911

http://www.choochoobarn.com/uncategorized/sensory/

 

October 14, November 11

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

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

 

October 25

Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk & Monster Run for Kids -- for Lancaster YMCA, Woodward Hill Cemetery, 7 am reg; 8:30 & 9:15 am runs, at cemetery & Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster ($, pre-reg) 717-464-4000 x1222

http://lancasterymca.org/trick-or-trot/

 

November 2
Aaron's Acres Volley for Kids --14th Annual Volley for Kids, Noon - 7 pm, Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim ($, pre-reg, team reg. by Sep 30) 717-413-2604

http://www.aaronsacres.org

 

November 11

Sensory-Friendly Hours, 5:30 - 7 pm, Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg ($) 717-687-7911

http://www.choochoobarn.com/uncategorized/sensory/

 

November 15
Fleetwood Holiday Craft Show--Craft Show and pictures with Santa, Ages any age, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fleetwood High School, Fleetwood (Free) 610-944-7656
https://www.facebook.com/events/460547447331322/


December 5

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

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

 

December 9

Sensory-Friendly Hours, 5:30 - 7 pm, Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg ($) 717-687-7911

http://www.choochoobarn.com/uncategorized/sensory/

 

December 9, January 13

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

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

 

 

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 Guided Tours -- enjoy family time on an hour-long tour and engage in crafts, all ages, Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg (Free, pre-reg) 215-679-3103 http://www.schwenkfelder.com

 

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 7, 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

 

Knitting Classes: Release your tension & renew your spirit! Learn to knit in a homey atmosphere! Ages 7-Adult. Holistic Tutoring also available. Contact Lydia at Tanglewood Tutoring, 211 Ben Franklin Highway West, Birdsboro, 610-639-1439; MrsRieger@aol.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

 

Lego Club, 4th Thu, 6 - 7 pm, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free) 610-926-1555

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


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


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

 

Rainbow Loom Club, 2nd Thu, 6 - 7 pm, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Leesport (Free, bring rainbow loom) 610-926-1555

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

 

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/

 

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 B offers classes, workshops, exhibit talks, and private lessons in the visual and communication arts. Art activities for parties, school trips, or groups provide a fun twist and creative fun. Find us on Facebook, at http://www.studiobbb.org or contact Rhonda @ 484-797-3703, racounts@me.com


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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