Lottery registration is open for this fall’s Girls on the Run Berks County program.
The program for Berks and Schuylkill County girls in third through fifth grades, which is entering its 10th year, starts the week of Sept. 11 and runs through Nov. 18 with the Fall 5K Celebration at Penn State Berks in Spring Township.
Register at www.pinwheel.us/register/index/GOTRBerksFall2023
There are 15 teams accepting registrations including a new community team at Alvernia University that is open to girls regardless of school district. Lottery registration will be open through Aug. 23 with team spots assigned Aug. 24. Open registration will begin Aug. 25 and go through Sept. 18 with open team spots filled on a first-come basis.
Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. At the end of the season, the team completes a 5K together.
For additional information about Girls on the Run of Berks County, visit www.gotrberks.org.
Reading job fair
State Rep. Manny Guzman has scheduled a job fair Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Olivet Boys and Girls Club, 1161 Pershing Blvd., Reading.
Nearly 60 local employers will be offering a wide range of positions to qualified candidates, according to the lawmaker’s office.
This fair will offer a business-casual atmosphere for residents of the 127th Legislative District and the chance to be hired on the spot. Guzman and his staff will be there to assist with state-related questions.
For more information, contact Guzman’s office at 610-376-1529.
Fleetwood Bank is holding an event Thursday to mark the borough’s 150th anniversary.
Anyone who lives or works in the Fleetwood area is welcome to take part in activities from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the bank’s Executive Offices and Loan Center at Main and Franklin Streets in Fleetwood, across from the bank’s main branch. The event is rain or shine.
Those who attend will be invited to add a thumbprint to Fleetwood Bank’s tiger, which will be displayed on Main Street. The painting of the tiger is part of an ongoing initiative through the Tiger Nation Committee. The tiger is being painted by local artist and Fleetwood High School alumna Kara Galeassi, a Kutztown University student. Learn more at www.fleetwoodbank.com/celebrate150
The Angels on Wheels ice cream truck will be at the event from 4 to 6 p.m. offering free ice cream courtesy of Fleetwood Bank.
The Conrad Weiser Field of Dreams fundraiser baseball game is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Robesonia baseball field, 102 W. Ruth Ave. There will be raffle baskets; a Weber grill as a separate raffle prize, and baked goods for sale. All proceeds benefit veterans’ causes.
Peaches and ice cream
St. Paul’s UCC Amityville, 1979 Weavertown Road, is holding a peach and ice cream festival Saturday, Aug. 19 from 3 to 8 p.m., rain or shine.
The event will offer food including ice cream and peach cobbler. There will be a bounce house, games, music and other entertainment, along with a white elephant yard sale.
St. John’s Reformed Church, 4001 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, will host an indoor yard and bake sale on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All proceeds will benefit a 9-year-old stroke survivor who has been a patient at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since Dec. 23. The sale will feature children’s clothing and baby items along with other items and baked goods. Parking is behind the church and in the lot at the corner of Penn Avenue and South Hull Street.
Berks County Genealogical Society is holding its monthly meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the society library on the fourth floor of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Amber Vroman, curator with the Berks History Center, will speak on Preserving Precious Photographs. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Boone dog walk
The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates Paws on the Path monthly dog walk begins Aug. 20 and continues on the third Sunday of each month in the fall at 9:15 a.m.
There is no fee for this program. All dogs must be on a leash and well-behaved around other dogs. Walkers without dogs are welcome as well.
The program is run by Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, which operates the historic site in Exeter Township.
Beer and wine event
Tickets are on sale for the eighth annual AVCP Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement organized by the Antietam Valley Community Partnership and the Antietam Valley Recreation & Community Center.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 at the community center, 905 Byram St., Pennside. Doors and food vendors open at noon. Tapping from 1 to 4 p.m., with last call at 3:45.
There will be more than 30 craft breweries, wines, spirits, ciders, local food vendors, and a performance by the Good Lovin’ Jam Band
Tickets purchased by Sept. 30 are $45 and cover admission, a tasting glass and unlimited samplings of beer, wine, spirits and cider. Only those 21 or older will be admitted. The ticket price goes up to $50 after Sept. 30.
To purchase tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/carsonia-craft-beer-wine-amusement-2023-tickets-688808824737?aff=erelexpmlt.
Mental health 5K
The It’s OK to Not Be OK 5K is scheduled for Sept. 9 at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area, Spring Township.
The event is a fundraiser for NAMI Berks County, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in partnership with the Forever Impactful Organization.
Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the run begins at 9:30.
The entry fee is $30. Participants must be registered by Aug. 24 to receive a race T-shirt. After that date, including race day, the fee is $35, T-shirts available while supplies last. Children 6 and under are free but must be registered.
Go to namiberkspa.org/its-okay-to-not-be-okay-5k-run-walk/ to register.
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Source: Berkshire mont