Reading Eagle: Berks Country calendar for May 4

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May 4—May 5:

—Hamburg Area Historical Society presents Darlene Moyer's "400 Years of PA Dutch History in 40 Minutes," Hamburg Bible Church, 731 Port Clinton Ave., 7 p.m..

May 7:

—Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen Spring Show, Renninger's Farmers Market, 740 Noble St., Kutztown, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be more than 40 juried artists and craftsmen outside, under the pavilion and in their shops. Items include handmade glass, redware and stoneware pottery, rug hooking, hand woven rugs, fiber art, hand turned pens, wood turnings, calligraphy, polymer clay birds, folk art wood carvings, different styles of jewelry, fabric accessories, fraktur, painted furniture, primitive and country furniture, found wood, metal work, photography, chalk ware, folk art, watercolor paintings, wheat weaving, baskets, wood working, botanical pressed flowers.

—Bingo, Fleetwood Grange, 2864 Moselem Spring Road, Richmond Township, doors open at 11 a.m.; early bird special 12:45 p.m.; bingo starts at 1 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Char-Wills German Shepherd Rescue and Doberman Pinscher Rescue of PA Inc. Questions: Rhonda Bieber, 610-850-2018.

—Books, baked goods and botanicals for sale at the Robesonia Community Library, 75 S. Brooke St., Robesonia, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special $5 bag sale from noon to 1 p.m. Botanicals include native perennials. Sponsored by the Friends of Robesonia Community Library. Call 610-693-8039 for more information.

—Yard Sale to benefit Heidelberg Heritage Society. 8 a.m., Wernersville Train Station, 20 E. Penn Ave.

—AYCE Pancake Breakfast, Masonic Lodge #714, Third and Jefferson streets, Boyertown, 6:30-11:30 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, potatoes, beverages. Adults $10, children 5 to 12 $5, under 5 free

—Kutztown University Alumni Jazz Band concert, sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood, 7 p.m. Free.

May 8:

—Strausstown Fire Company Breakfast, Strausstown Community Campus, 50 East Ave., Strausstown; 7:30-11:30 a.m. A full breakfast menu will be available. Proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

May 10:

—Friends of the Wernersville Library Book Sale. May 10, Pre-sale, $5 admission, 5 to 7 p.m. May 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; May 13, noon to 6 p.m.; May 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wernersville Public Library, 100 N. Reber St., Wernersville.

May 13-14:

—Friends Spring Book and Bake Sale, Exeter Community Library, 4569 Preswick Drive, Exeter Township, 2-6 p.m. May 13; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14; $5 bag of books sale noon-3 p.m. May 14.

May 14:

—Lions Club of Boyertown Kauffman's Chicken BBQ, pick-up drive-thru at Ehst Custom Kitchens, 830 Sweinhart Road, Douglass Township, Montgomery County, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Presold dinners guaranteed until 2 p.m. Cost $13, includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked potato, baked beans, applesauce, roll, butter. Profits are donated to Boyertown community and charities. For tickets contact Nancy Weller at 484-269-7138 or

—Meet and Greet the Goldens, Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, 50 Vera Cruz Road, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet and greet the golden retrievers and dogs that are available for adoption. Staff is on hand to answer all questions, and food is also available for purchase. No admission charge. No photos. For more information, contact Inza at or call 717-484-4799.

—Flea market in the grove, Hain's Church, 591 N. Church Road, Lower Heidelberg Township, 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. For more information or to reserve a space, call Curt at 610-207-5045. Cost is $10 per space.

May 14-15:

—Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's Spring Native Plant Sale, outside the visitor center, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Albany Township, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring almost 100 species of native trees, grasses, ferns, shrubs and flowering plants. All proceeds benefit Hawk Mountain's conservation and education programs.

May 21:

—Annual Hill Church Ham Supper, 620 Hill Church Road, Pike Township, 2-6 p.m., take-out only. Tickets sold via pre-order until May 7 or sold out. Call 610-367-8114 to order. If not sold out, there will be limited walk-up tickets available. Tickets are $12.50, or $13 with a credit car. Meal includes ham, potato filling, gravy, Hill Church butter beans, corn, green beans, applesauce, pepper cabbage, roll and butter, ice cream.

—Indoor and outdoor yard sale, Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Washington Township, 8 — 11 a.m. Outdoor vendor space is available. Visit to register.

May 23:

—Leesport Area Historical Society program, Bethany EC Church, 308 Main St., Leesport, 7 p.m. Joe Swope will present "Pleasant Valley Lost — History of Blue Marsh Before the Dam," which is set amid the turbulent times of the late 1960s. "Pleasant Valley Lost" chronicles the last days of a family dairy farm condemned to destruction by a federal dam project. Park in the rear and enter in the back of the church.

June 3:

—Sausage sandwich sale for Mount Zion Lutheran Church, pickup at New Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Route 737, Greenwich Township, $8, includes sandwich, chips and a drink. Pre-order by May 29 to Janice at 610-683-7901. Pickup 4-7 p.m.

June 6:

—Ham & Cheese or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Sale, Pioneer Grange, 46 E. Keller St., Topton. Deadline to order is May 29. Cost: $4. Pickup June 6 from 3 -5 p.m. at the Grange hall. Orders: Tammy at 610-463-7213.