events calendar community events of churches, barns and community organizations in Berks County

November 4-6:

Friends of Mifflin Community Library Books and Bauble Sale, noon-8 p.m. November 4, 6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington. Hours November 5 and 6: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $ 5 / bag on Friday and $ 3 / bag plus 50% off jewelry on Saturday. More information: 610-777-3911.

November 5 and 6:

Holiday Bazaar, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 3730 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville. November 6: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Homemade foods: soups, BBQ, chicken pie, candies, pies, cakes and more. The raffle includes homemade quilts, baskets full of goodies and more. Large flea market.

November 5:

Fleetwood Grange Apple Dumpling Sale, 2864 Moselem Spring Road, Richmond Township. The order deadline is November 5th. Cost: $ 3.50 each. Pick up at Grange Hall 2, 5:30 pm November 12th. Call 610-562-0169 to order.

Antietam Community Partnership Fall Community Dinner, Antietam Middle / Senior High School. Order deadline November 5: Chili, Konopelski Kielbasa Sandwich and Kielbasa Bread from Kowalonek. Pickup: November 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take-out and curbside pickup only. The profits go to the students of the Antietam and Sainte-Catherine de Siena school district.

November 6:

Christmas Bazaar, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, 14833 Kutztown Road, Richmond Township. Contact Annie at 484-333-5538 for more information.

Annual Turkey Supper, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., St. John Hill Church of Christ Picnic Grove, 620 Hill Church Road, Pike Township. Take-out meals are only served from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or while supplies last. Tickets sold on pre-order while sold out by calling 610-367-8114. Limited walking tickets available on dinner day. All tickets $ 14 (tickets purchased by credit card: $ 14.50) Dinner includes turkey, potato filling, gravy, butter beans, corn, applesauce, chow chow, the bun, butter and ice cream. Details: 610-367-8114 or

November 7:

All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Robeson Township. For more information, see our Facebook page or All profits go to the fire company.

Drive-Thru Jewish Food Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oheb Sholom Reformed Congregation, 555 Warwick Drive, Wyomissing. Breast brisket, corned beef sandwiches, lox and cream cheese bagels, matzoh ball soup and Oheb Sholom’s signature apple cake. Pre-ordering is highly recommended on The deadline for placing orders is November 3rd. A limited number of items will be available for purchase on the day of the event for cash only.

Leesport Area Historical Society Museum Doors open / book signing, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 128 Main Street, Leesport. Signature by author Benjamin L. Bernhart. Bernhart never lost interest in his childhood fascination with the history and operation of transportation systems. In his senior year he wrote his first publication, titled “The Outer Station, Reading, Pennsylvania”. Trolley and Streets Signs of Reading Q&A and autograph session. Museum tours available.

Breakfast at the Ontelaunee Community Barn, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1076 Grange Road, Canton of Berne. A community service project, in conjunction with One Warm Coat of Berks County 4-H, will collect new or lightly worn coats. Coats should be clean and easy to wear before giving them away.

Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or sold out), Wilshire Pool, 3035 Van Reed Road, Spring Township, sponsored by the Spring Township Lions Club. Cost: $ 9.50 for 1/2 chicken, baked potato, applesauce and bun. Call 484-578-9131 for more information.

Veterans Day Community Program, 3:00 p.m., St John’s Gernant Church Memorial Hall, 13 Gernant’s Church Road, Ontelaunee Township. Everyone is welcome to help us pay tribute to Granville Sandridge, Quentin Wenrich and all the veterans. Light refreshments.

November 12-13:

St. Michael’s Christmas Bazaar, 529 St. Michaels Road, Tilden Township. November 12 4 pm-8pm
November 13, 8 am-12pm. Prize draw for baskets, large assortment of Christmas cookies and take out. Pre-order made at church: 8 inch pies $ 7 / pie; soup $ 6 / quart. Selection of pies: lemon strip, lemon sponge cake, cherry, coconut cream, shoo-fly, pumpkin. Selection of soup: beef with vegetables, ham and beans, Italian marriage, rivvel. Details: [email protected]

Christmas Bazaar, Heidelberg Heritage Society, 9 am-5pm, 182 W. Penn Ave., Wernersville. Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday crafts, societal chow-chow, sauerkraut, homemade pastries, soups, jellies and lunch.

November 13:

Meet and Greet the Goldens, 10 a.m. to noon, Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Golden Gateway Facility, 60 Vera Cruz Road, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. Meet and greet the golden retrievers and dogs available for adoption. Staff are on hand to answer any questions and food is also available for purchase. No entrance fees. (No photos please.) More information: Inza at [email protected] or 717-484-4799.

Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Christ St. Paul United Church, 5 West Arch Street, Fleetwood. Homemade food and baked goods, artisans, produce vendors, white elephant, books and toys, and local author Wil Carpenter.

Homemade Chicken Pie Dinner, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Bausman United Church of Christ, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Take out only. Cost: adults, $ 10; children (5-12), $ 5. Includes chicken pie, green beans, pepper cabbage and dessert. Also available: a pint of pie for $ 10, peppered cabbage for $ 5 and green beans for $ 2. Additional desserts may be available for purchase. To order, contact the church at 610-375-9790 or

November 14:

Strausstown Fire Company Breakfast, 7:30 am-11:30am, Strausstown Community Campus, 50 East Ave., Strausstown. A full breakfast menu will be available. The profits go to the fund of the device.

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., The Goggleworks, 201 Washington St, Reading. Children and families were treated to a lunch, live performances, meetings with the actors of “The Nutcracker” and more. Cost: $ 30. Details:

Wyomissing Area Garden Club, 1:00 p.m., Berkshire Family Restaurant, 1714 State Hill Road, Wyomissing. The program will be “Organic Cut Flower Farm”. The presenter is Jennifer Schmehl of Oak Nut Farm.

Bingo Benefit for Two Cancer Patients, 1 p.m., Virginville Grange Hall, 456 Main St, Virginville. Also a canned food drive for Keystone military families. Masks recommended. Reservations required. Details: 610-562-3876 (Denise) or 610-562-7421 (David). Light lunch available.

November 15:

Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filler Sale, Pioneer Grange, 46 E. Keller St., Topton. The order deadline is November 15th. Cost: $ 4, 1 1/2 pounds; $ 6, 2 1/2 lbs. Pickup is November 24, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grange room. Orders: Tammy at 610-463-7213. A limited quantity will be manufactured.

November 17:

Thanksgiving Potato Topping and Bacon Dressing Sale Kutztown Grange, Kutztown Grange Hall James Alley and Kemp Street, Kutztown. Orders are due by November 17th. Late orders are not accepted. Pickup is November 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Price: $ 4 for a pint and $ 6 for a quart of bacon dressing and $ 4 for 1 1/2 pounds and $ 6 for 2 1/2 pounds of potato filling.

The Fleetwood Area Historical Society, 7:00 p.m., Fleetwood Community Center, 110 W Arch St., Fleetwood. Margaret Harner from the Boyertown Historical Society will speak about the Boyertown Opera House fire. Everyone welcome, free entry.

November 20:

Annual bazaar, bake sale, basket raffle and flea market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto.

November 26-27:

50th Der Belsnickel Craft Show, New Hanover United Methodist Church Campus, 3065 Charlotte St., New Hanover Township, Montgomery County. Boyertown Area Historical Society will host this paneled craft exhibit of premium crafts on November 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $ 5; 12 years old and under, free. Masks required.

November 28:

Sale of ham and cheese or turkey and cheese sandwiches, Pioneer Grange, 46 E. Keller St., Topton. The order deadline is November 28th. Cost: $ 3.50. Pick up on December 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grange room. Orders: Tammy at 610-463-7213.

December 3-4:

Christmas Bazaar, 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road (Rt. 662) Amity Township. December 4: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Biscuits, candies, pies, apple balls, chow-chow, fresh greens, crafts, soup, lunch items, eat in or take away, Santa’s workshop.

December 3

Boyertown Area Historical Society Holiday Tour, 4 to 9 p.m., 43 S. Chestnut St., Boyertown. The tour begins at the Boyertown Area Historical Society. Tickets cost $ 15. Advanced tickets at the Peppermint Candy store, Frecon Farms or online at Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the Boyertown Area Historical Society (cash only).

December 4:

St. Paul’s United Church Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar, 9 am to 1 pm, 47 S. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. Christmas mice, take out, Christmas decorations and crafts, white elephants. Masks required.

Christmas cookie sale and raffle for gift baskets, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Church and Pine Streets, Hamburg.

Daniel Boone Optimist Club Annual Holiday Craft Show, 9 am to 4 pm, Coventry Shopping Center, 351 W. Schuylkill Road, North Coventry Township, Chester County. Handicrafts made by local artisans, food, refreshments and a popular raffle featuring items from artisans in attendance.

Free community contest, noon to 1 p.m., Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. Coats, books, packed lunch and more.

December 11:

Daniel Boone Optimist Club annual community tree lighting, 5-7 p.m., Amity Community Park (near Daniel Boone Middle School parking lot). Rain / snow date December 12th. New location. Santa, lights, hot chocolate, music and Christmas carols.

December 18

December 18 at 1 pm and 6 pm, and December 19 at 2 pm: The “Nutcracker” is back and in person after last year’s virtual performance. The Scottish Rite Cathedral, 430 S. Seventh Ave, West Reading

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