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Bulletin board: Revolutionary War history program coming to Berks

The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County’s Third Saturday summer programs continue Saturday with “The Ten Days that Saved the Revolution: Washington’s Crossing and the Winter of 1776.”

The program takes place at 11 a.m. at the White Horse Inn, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville.  Suggested donation is $2 per person, with proceeds benefiting the trust.

Presenter Doug Miller will discuss Gen. George Washington’s daring Revolutionary War decision that turned the tide of a failing revolt.

Father’s Day concert

The Reading Pops Orchestra is holding a free Father’s Day concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Green Valley Chateau Tent in Lower Heidelberg Township. This concert has been a tradition since the inception of the orchestra in the 1960s.  Dr. Willis M. Rapp will be creating the program..

Food trucks

Food trucks will be in the grove at Olive Leaf Chapel, Fritztown and Chapel Hill roads, Spring Township, on June 13 at 4 p.m.

Vehicle show

A car, truck, tractor and motorcycle show is scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Little Swatara Church of the Brethren, 31 Rehrersburg Road, Tulpehocken Township. There will be a yard sale, tool sale, kids games and food. For more information, call Scott at 717-926-3376

Flag Day

The Heidelberg Heritage Society is holding a Flag Day ceremony Friday at 7 p.m at 182 W. Penn Ave., Wernersville.

Blueberry sale

Friends of Mifflin Community Library is holding a blueberry sale. A 10-pound box of fresh-picked New Jersey blueberries is $34. Pre-order only by June 22.   Pickup at the library, 6 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington, July 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, email

Pottery festival

Stahl’s Pottery will hold its 37th annual pottery festival at 6826 Corning Road, Zionsville, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

The event features tours of the site, sale of contemporary pottery and food. Admission is $5 per person; under 18 get in free, and there is no charge for parking. See or the Stahl’s Facebook page for more information, or call 484-306-3868.

Library program

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Reading District Libraries will host a “Celebrating Our Stories” workshop Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd.

The free workshop, designed for tweens, teens and adults, will be led by local author Robin Gow and will focus on embracing ourselves as storytellers, whether we’ve been writing for years or are just getting started. The first part of the workshop will include a “flashfiction/nonfiction” session. Participants are asked to bring something to write with, whether it’s a notebook, smartphone or laptop. Registration is not required.

During the second half of the workshop participants will hear a reading from Gow’s books “Dear Mothman” and “Gooseberry” and learn about Gow’s writing experience. There will be a question-and-answer session as well.

Ukraine war program

The World Affairs Council of Greater Reading will host a presentation, “Russia’s War on Ukraine,” featuring Ambassador William Taylor on Wednesday at the McGlinn Conference Center at Alvernia University. The program begins with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

Ambassador William Taylor is vice president, Europe and Russia, at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2019 he served as charge d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv and as Ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009.

To register, call 610 375-7880 or email

25-cent sale

A 25 Cent Sale (clothing, shoes, household, books and more) and Indoor and Outdoor Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Barto.

Veterans support

State Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz announced additional office hours for veterans services at her district office located at 1111 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, starting Monday.

The office will host representatives of Disabled American Veterans every other Monday from 9 a.m. to noon.

DAV representatives will be available to address concerns such as benefits, health care and resources for reintegration into civilian life.

The office can be contacted at 484-577-2756 or

Volunteers needed

Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center Inc. is looking for volunteers to assist with therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities. Experience with horses and/or people with disabilities is helpful but not necessary.

The organization is preparing to begin its summer lessons. A training session for new volunteers is scheduled for June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m: at the center, located 10 miles south of Tamaqua near Route 309. Lesson volunteers must complete this hands-on training. The summer session begins July 8.and runs for eight weeks.

HHTLC offers therapeutic riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings for individuals with disabilities. Volunteers are asked to give one or two hours on either lesson night for the eight-week session.

Volunteers must be 14 or older. New volunteers are trained as side aides. Volunteers with horse experience are trained to be horse leaders for lessons. The organization welcomes the volunteer assistance of professionals in physical, occupational, speech, and behavior therapy. HHTLC also needs people to assist with grounds maintenance, cleaning saddles and bridles and fundraising.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should contact Louise Brong at 610-392-5023 or To learn more go to or call Elaine or Harvey Smith at 570-386-5679.

Radon program

The League of Women Voters of Berks County’s monthly BCTV program is “Radon is in Your Home,” airing Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. It is available on BCTV’s cable channel or streaming on

Guests include Kevin Stewart, director of environmental health for the American Lung Association; and Paige Hinkle, a Wilson High School student who has been studying radon gas for the
past five years.

Thr program also will be available on the BCTV YouTube Channel (for on demand viewing).

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Source: Berkshire mont

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