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Berks Country: Calendar Sept. 1

Through Oct. 3

Farm Life on the Pennsylvania Dutch farmstead art exhibit, Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary St., Pennsburg, Montgomery County. Berks County artist Jon Bond is exhibiting 50 original works of art at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center until Oct. 3. Bond’s work includes egg tempera, oil, watercolor and silverpoint featuring Farm Life on the Pennsylvania Dutch farmsteads that surround his northern Berks art studio. The art depicts new views of an old way of life, including animals, implements, structures and the landscape itself.

Musician Dave Kline will join Jon for a special presentation on Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. Their collaborative multimedia event will tell the stories behind the art through spoken word and music. The center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Details:

Sept. 5

Ringgold Band Concert, 5 p.m., Conrad Weiser Homestead Park, 28 Weiser Drive, near Wolmelsdorf. Annual event honors all military veterans. Admission and parking is free. Free will donation accepted. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Sept. 6

Kauffman’s Chicken barbecue, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (or sellout), Parkside Drive South  at Thrush Road, Wyomissing. Sponsored by Spring Township Lions Club. Cost: $9.50 for 1/2 chicken, baked potato apple sauce and roll. Call 484-578-9131 for info.

Virginville Grange Labor Day picnic, noon, Shoemakersville Park, Eighth Street, Shoemakersville. Lunch is at noon, and children games begin at 1 p.m. Bring a bingo prize along to play bingo after lunch. Hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks are provided, so please bring a covered dish to share. 

Sept. 11

Tractors in the Park, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Boyertown Community Park, 417 Madison St., Boyertown. Presented by Just Farm Kids and Boyertown Area Historical Society, includes food drink, power equipment rodeo, petting zoo, pedal tractor competition and tractors. To register your tractor contact: Brett at 610-836-1950.

Kauffman’s Chicken barbecue fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dairy Queen Parking Lot, 4399 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring. Call 610-678-4219 to pre-order. Cost: $8.50 for 1/2 chicken, baked potato. Extra food items (applesauce, baked beans, pepper cabbage) and baked goods available. Benefits Sinking Spring Area Historical Society.

Pig roast fundraiser, 4-6 p.m., Huffs Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis. Meals include a pulled pork sandwich, ear of corn, coleslaw and a drink. The meals can be enjoyed in the park or can be taken out. Cost: $8. Desserts will also be available for sale. To purchase meal tickets ahead of time call the church office: 610-845-2626. Meals can be bought on the day of the event as well, on a first-come, first-served basis. In honor of this special day in history, patriotic music will be played in the park and 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Seisholtzville Fire Company.

Sept. 12

Open Point Show, 9 a.m., Good Fellowship Riding Club, 724 Monocacy Creek Road, Birdsboro. For details go to:

Sept. 18

Chicken barbecue drive-thru pickup, 10 a.m. until sold out, Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Robeson Township. Cost: dinner, $12. To preorder and pay for your meals, visit Geigertown Fire Company’s Facebook page or All proceeds benefit the fire company. 

Sept. 19

Chicken barbecue, 10a.m.-1 p.m., Walgreens parking lot, 2203 Lancaster Pike, Cumru Township. Cost: $10 for 1/2 chicken, potato, roll, applesauce. Apple dumplings will be available for $4. Tickets for chicken dinners at Mifflin Community Library and until Sept. 16.  Walkups welcome as available. Sponsored by Friends of Mifflin Community Library. Questions: 610-777-3911.

Sept. 25

Succulent Savvy Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Cost: $20. To register by Sept. 24: or call 1-877-345-0691.

Sept. 26

Ham and cheese or turkey and cheese sandwich sale, Pioneer Grange, 46 E. Keller St., Topton. Deadline to order is Sept 26. Cost: $3.50. Pickup Oct, 4, 3-5 pm at the Grange hall. To order contact: Tammy at 610-463-7213.

Oct. 2

Friends of Mifflin Community Library Bus Trip to Grounds for Sculpture Gardens in New Jersey, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Cost: $50 plus site admission. Register at the Library,  6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington by Sept. 21. For more details:

Oct. 9

Berks History Center Road Ramble, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., start at Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave., Reading, and ramble through Muhlenberg, Longswamp and Alsace townships. A self-guided driving tour concludes at the William Penn Fire Tower on Skyline Drive where there will be a pork barbecue fundraiser (additional charge). Food will also be available at the Longswamp Township Historical Society for purchase. Cost: $45 per car for non-members. Details: or call BHC at (610) 375-4375 on Wednesdays to Saturdays between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Southern Gospel Concert featuring Brian Free and Assurance, 6 p.m., Bridge of Hope Church, 309 West Franklin St., Womelsdorf.  Cost: $16, adults; children 4-12, $10. Love offering will be received. For more details: call 484-651-010.

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