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Bulletin board: Charter Day coming soon at Boone Homestead

The Daniel Boone Homestead kicks off its 2024 season with its annual Charter Day Open House on Sunday, March 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Exeter Township site. The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates group is celebrating Pennsylvania’s 343rd birthday at the event.

Charter Day recognizes the day William Penn received his land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II of England in 1681.

The open house and living history event features 18th-century demonstrations, trades and hands-on activities, including the operation of the unique Bertolet Sawmill at 1 and 3 p.m. Additional demonstrations include gunsmithing, leatherworking, hearth cooking, spinning, wool dyeing, and blacksmithing. The event will feature craft and specialty food vendors as well as food trucks and concessions.

Visitors can tour the spring cellar and Boone House as they learn about the three families who lived there. Volunteers will be cooking over the hearth. Other buildings in the historic area will also be open for viewing.

There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome. No pets (except service animals) and no smoking on site.

Visit or the homestead Facebook page for further details.

Comedy fundraiser

A Kricket Comedy show fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, at Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., 10 Warwick St., Boyertown. Seating at 6 p.m., showtime at 7. Featured performers are Missy Hall, Steve Bickel and Eddie Gallagher.

Proceeds benefit Tyler’s Ride, which aids individuals affected by a sudden crisis or tragedy.

Tickets are available at

‘Price Is Right’

The Valentine edition of “The Price Is Right” will be the program at the West Lawn – Wyomissing Hills Library, 101 Woodside Ave., West Lawn, on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Everyone is welcome. The program is presented by Missy Lengel from Keystone Villa at Douglassville and hosted by the Friends of the WLWH Library. Call the library at 610-678-4888 for more information.

Fastnachts event

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will host Fastnacht Day in its Fegely’s Reading Diner on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Patrons can enjoy coffee and homemade fastnachts while sitting inside the preserved diner on display inside the museum. Fastnachts cost 25 cents and a cup of coffee goes for a nickel.

Visitors will have full access to the museum’s historic collection. Docents will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight. Blacksmithing demonstrations and machine shop demonstrations will be held.

For more information, call 610-367-2090 or visit

Judaism talk

As part of its continuing series about Judaism, the Wyomissing Public Library will offer “Life After Death: A Jewish View” Wednesday at 6 p.m. Rabbi Brian Michelson of Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, Wyomissing, will talk about the theology of life after death, symbols and traditions, and similarities and differences among approaches to death and dying among major religions.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested: to register, go to

Sale at church

A 25 Cent Sale (clothing, shoes, books, household and more) and indoor flea market is scheduled for Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto. All are welcome.

Healthy eating

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading is working with the Farm Traveler LLC and Penn State Health for Farm Fresh Fridays twice a month throughout this year. This month the event will be held this Friday and Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 640 Centre Ave.

The program seeks to address food insecurity and the lack of healthy produce available to underserved populations. Free fresh produce will be provided along with a recipe to encourage healthy eating.

For more information, call the LGBT Center at 484-513-3170.

Health center fundraiser

Berks Community Health Center is holding its fifth annual Picture Berks Healthy program on March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading. The organization will present Berks County Community Foundation President Kevin Murphy with its Civitas Award.

Health center staff members will set up tables to educate and entertain attendees on various health topics. Health-related artwork by Reading School District students will be on display.

Tickets are $75 and include a light buffet dinner.

To learn more and register, go to

Pie sale

St. Michael’s Church, 629 St. Michael’s Road, Tilden Township, is holding a pie sale. Flavors are lemon strip, lemon sponge, shoo-fly, apricot crumb, coconut cream and blueberry custard. Cost is $9 per 8-inch pie. Ordering deadline is March 17. Pickup is March 27 from noon to 6 p.m.

To order, call 610-488-1429 or email

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