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Bulletin board: Event showcases Berks museums, historic sites

The Berks Heritage Council is holding its inaugural Berks History Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead, 1700 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing.

More than 20 museums and historic sites from across Berks County will take part in the event, which features displays of unique historic artifacts, participatory activities appropriate for all ages, merchandise available for purchase, a scavenger hunt, food vendors, prizes and a bounce house. Guides will be offering tours of the Nicholas Stoltzfus house.

The event is free of charge and will be held rain or shine.

Learn more at the Heritage Council Facebook page.

Harlem Wizards game

The Harlem Wizards will play a team of Muhlenberg School District teachers and administrators in a fundraising basketball game on Saturday at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5.

The event is being presented by the Muhlenberg School District Foundation. Tickets are available in advance at www.harlemwizards.com. Cost is $12 for students and $15 for general admission. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s educational efforts in the community.

Springtime walk

On Saturday at 6:30 pm, the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a Spring Peeper and Wetlands Walk at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm near Virginville.

The event features the Vernal Pool on the farm’s wetlands area near the Maiden Creek. Guide Amy Langman will introduce the tiny singing frogs called Spring Peepers.  There are thousands of them in the pool.

Participants should wear waterproof boots for ankle-deep mud and water.

The event is free to the public and will be held rain or shine.  Parking is on-site and monetary donations will be accepted. The farm is located on Route 143 in Richmond Township. Street address: 356 Hard Hill Road, Hamburg.

For more information visit www.Dreibelbisfarm.org, “Historic Dreibelbis Farm” on Facebook or contact Mark Dreibelbis at 610-488-7896.

Conrad Weiser musical

Conrad Weiser High School is presenting “Seussical the Musical,” a family friendly show based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The annual spring musical aims to raise funds to help the district teach students life skills and real world job skills through theater technique and production, according to school officials.

“Seussical” will be performed Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 44 Big Spring Road in Robesonia. Tickets will be available at the door for $12. Patrons may visit cwhsmusical.org to save $2 on admission.

The musical program is hosting a book drive Friday and Saturday to benefit Bethany Children’s Home near Womelsdorf. Gently used books suitable for middle and high school aged children will be collected. Book donation receptacles will be in the auditorium lobby.

Family Promise

Family Promise of Berks County will hold a Meet and Greet Supper Meal at Christ Lutheran Church, 1301 Luzerne St., Reading, Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet new Executive Director Jill Skoutelas and hear an organizational update.

The meal cost is $20 per person. RSVP to christlutheranrdg@gmail.org.

Family Promise works with communities and volunteers to provide services to homeless families, youth and individuals facing a housing crisis.

More information available at familypromiseofberks.org.

Learn about downsizing

On Monday at 1 p.m. the Wyomissing Public Library will offer a program on “Dealing with Downsizing: Smart Moves for Seniors.” The program, sponsored by Country Meadows Retirement Communities, is designed to assist people, particularly seniors, who are thinking about moving to smaller quarters.

Whether maintaining a home has become too burdensome, or you want to live closer to family or in a community that is senior-oriented, this program will help you figure it all out.

The presenter is Mark Shoener, a senior real estate specialist with Berkshire Hathaway, who has had special training in helping seniors with their housing needs.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call 610-374-0300

Golden Retriever Rescue

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its monthly open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at its Golden Gateway facility at 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds. Meet dogs available for adoption. Staff is on hand to answer all questions, and food is available for purchase.

No admission charge. (No photos please, and do not bring other dogs to this event.) For more information, contact info@dvgrr.org, call 717-484-4799, or visit dvgrr.org/adopt/monthlyopenhouse/

‘Walk Through Japan’

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. Dr. Vince Pelligrini from the Berks Photographic Society will present “A Walk Through Japan” in beautiful photos at the West Lawn – Wyomissing Hills Library, 101 Woodside Ave., West Lawn. Admission is free. Call the library at 610-678-4888 for more information.

History hike

A history hike will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Daniel Boone Homestead, Exeter Township, presented by Daniel Boone Homestead Associates.

Explore the site’s history and landscapes. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. There is no fee for this program. Friendly dogs are welcome to join on the hike and must be kept on a leash at all times. Animals are not permitted in the historic buildings.

Redistricting program

The League of Women Voters of Berks County presents a program on redistricting Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. on BCTV, available live on television or streaming at www.bctv.org and on the BCTV YouTube channel.

Guests are Dennis Landon of Fair Districts PA,  Carol Kuniholm of the League of Women Voters and Fair Districts PA, and Berks LWV board member Bill Litvin.

The program will focus on redistricting and why it should matter to voters in Berks County. It will provide insight on how voting districts are determined for seats on Congress and state legislative bodies.

BCTV will repeat the broadcast on  Friday at 2 p.m.; April 15 at 11 a.m.; and April 16 at 4 p.m.

Lake Ontelaunee history

Keystone Villa at Fleetwood will host a program on Lake Ontelaunee, Berks County’s second largest lake, on April 16 at 2 p.m. at the facility, 501 Hoch Road, Maidencreek Township.

Brian Engelhardt from the Berks History Center speaks about the fascinating history of the 1,082-acre lake, built in 1926 and owned by the city of Reading as a source of drinking water.

RSVP by Friday by calling Danielle or Jackie at 484-637-8200.

Student art on display

The 42nd Annual Secondary Art Exhibition, facilitated by the Berks County Intermediate Unit, will take place through Monday, April 15, at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. The exhibit is available for viewing daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Art educators from Berks schools select artwork from high school students to be displayed. This year more than 1,700 pieces of art are in the exhibition.

Penn State Berks theater

Penn State Berks will present one-act plays from “All in the Timing” by David Ives and “Love Kills,” a short play about the untold story of domestic abuse, at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for the general public and $5 for the campus community with a Penn State ID.

For more information, contact the box office at JNB20@psu.edu.

Fundraising sale

A sale will be held Sunday at Reading Junior Academy, 309 Kenhorst Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Merchandise includes household items, home décor, toys, baked goods and more. Proceeds benefit the school. Call 610-777-8424 to learn more.

Care for caregivers

Keystone Villa at Douglassville is offering a free presentation on “Caring for the Frazzled Caregiver” on April 16 at 6:30 p.m., 1180 Ben Franklin Highway East. The program provides family caregivers with strategies and services to support them. RSVPs appreciated; please call 610-385-5000.

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Source: Berkshire mont

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