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Bulletin Board: Berks Road Ramble set to return

Berks History Center’s annual Road Ramble returns Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Road Ramble is a self-guided driving tour that introduces attendees to little-known facts about historical sites throughout the county. This year’s route is between Leesport and Kutztown.

The itinerary includes historic structures, scenic vistas, locations associated with local folklore and notable sites such as Crystal Cave, Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery, Ontelaunee Lake, Kutztown Area Historical Society, Dunkel’s Church, Dreibelbis Farm, and the Berks Graffiti Bridge.

The event begins at Schuylkill Valley High School near Leesport and concludes at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center in Kutztown.

Tickets cost $35/car for center members and $45 for nonmembers and can be purchased online at

For more information,call 610-375-4375 Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Old Dry Road festival

The Old Dry Road Farm Fall Harvest and Acoustic Music Festival is scheduled for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 202 Highland Road, Lower Heidelberg Township. Crow Hill Bluegrass Band will perform throughout the day, and there will be an open stage. Bring lawn chairs. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Event is rain or shine.

Food available includes ham and bean soup, Sweet Ride ice cream and kettle corn. Highlights include Colonial life demonstrations, children’s activities and historic buildings open to the public.

For information call Carol: 610-678-1226.

Spirituality talk

“Spirituality and Religion: Variety and Meaning in Today’s World” will be the topic for discussion at Soul Café Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at West Lawn United Methodist Church, 15 Woodside Ave. Mary Hess will lead the discussion. The program is free and open to all.  For more information contact Dr. Harry L. Serio at

Discussion on courts

Judge Eric Taylor will be the guest speaker at a presentation by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Wyomissing Public Library.

The subject is navigating and understanding Pennsylvania’s courts. He will discuss the different subject matters of each court, how to learn your way around a courtroom, how judges are selected and how you can be a more informed citizen.

The program is free and open to the public. The library is located at 9 Reading Blvd..

PMC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims “to educate all Pennsylvanians about our courts and how to navigate them with confidence, provide resources to make that possible for all residents of the commonwealth, and advocate for judicial reforms that promote inclusion and access to justice.”

The presentation is the first in a series of four to be held at the library. The next, on Oct. 17, will focus on how to administer an estate. On Nov. 21, the topic will be necessary legal papers, and the Jan. 16 program will feature a discussion of landlord-tenant relations.

Registration is requested; email, or call 610-374-2385.

Cash bingo

An evening of cash bingo is scheduled for Saturday at St. Benedict’s Family Life Center, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Robeson Township. Doors open at 6 p.m., registration runs until 6:45, and games start at 7.

The $25 entrance fee includes 15 regular bingo games with six cards per game. Additional cards, specials and jackpot opportunities are available for purchase.

Food will be available with proceeds benefiting charities. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a basket raffle.

The event is presented by the Knights of Columbus St. Benedict’s Council and Clare of Assisi House.

Poet, activist to speak

Penn State Berks will host poet, activist and teaching artist Gabriel Ramirez for the “I Am Here: Affirmation as a Form of Resistance” workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

The workshop will allow participants to speak about past experiences that impacted who they are today, while learning how affirmations can be empowering in self-discovery and growth. This event is free and open to the general public.

There will be poetry readings from authors such as Audre Lorde, Lucille Clifton, James Baldwin, Jericho Brown and Ocean Vuong, and a discussion of the work of visual artists such as Frida Kahlo, Kehinde Wiley, Flying Lotus and Nick Cave.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, call 610-396-6076.

Music event

Keystone Villa at Fleetwood presents “Music Under the Pergola” featuring Massimo Brutto on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., at 501 Hoch Road, Blandon.

Brutto performs classic songs in the style of Frank Sinatra.

RSVP by Sept. 25; please call Danielle at 484-637-8200. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Shoemakersville picnic

The Shoemakersville Area Lions Club annual picnic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, in the Borough Park.  Refreshments and food available starting at 5 p.m. Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods will perform Friday night, and the Cramer Brothers Band will be there Saturday. Music starts at 6 p.m.

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