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Bulletin board: Spring celebration at farm near Virginville

A spring celebration is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, at Historic Dreibelbis Farm near Virginville starting at 2 p.m. Activities are expected to end at 5 p.m. or no later than sunset.

The farm, located at 365 Hard Hill Road, Richmond Township, is the former site of an ancient Indian village. The outdoor event is intended to honor and respect the Native American history in the area. Activities include history and storytelling, music, crafts, education and demonstrations along with displays of ancient Indian artifacts.

Admission is free. Benches are present, but guests are encouraged to bring a chair.

The program is presented by the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society with support from Hawk Mountain Chapter 31 Society for Pennsylvania Archeology.

Flag raising

A Christian flag will be raised at Reading City Park on Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Organizers said it will be the first flag raised at a new location set aside for official flag raisins in the city.

Break Every Chain Outreach Ministry says guests are welcome to set up a table with whatever they want to offer to the community to represent their relationship with God. Participants may bring food, clothing or music to praise God.

Grief support

The sudSSpirit grief support group for those who have experienced the sudden unexpected death of a spouse or significant other will meet on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Exeter Township.

Participation is free, and no registration is required. To learn more, call 717-866-2401, email or see

Charity luncheon

A charity luncheon hosted by local nonprofit We Agape You and the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance will be held Monday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Studio 238 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading.

It will introduce “The Solutions,” an initiative tackling the issue of veteran suicides. A school bus will be presented to a local AAU basketball league in recognition of its work as a beacon of hope for disadvantaged youth.

Longswamp history

The Longswamp Township Historical Society will present “Wandering through Mysterious Labyrinths: Reflections on a Life of Adventure, Pilgrimage and Chronic Disease” on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Henry Auditorium at the Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 Home Ave.

Bob Scheidt, a Kutztown resident with family ties to Longswamp, shows people how to manage their diabetes and still do the things they love.

Admission is free.

Theology With a Twist

Theology With a Twist presents “Facing the Abusing God: A Theology of Protest” on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Kutztown Tavern 272 W. Main St.

The Rev. Kevin McLemore of the United Church of Christ Pennsylvania Southeast Conference will discuss the book “Facing the Abusing God: A Theology of Protest” by Dr. David R. Blumenthal.

In his post-Holocaust theology, Blumenthal argues that God is merciful and kind but also capable of acts so unjust that they can be considered abusive. The discussion will explore  the challenges that this poses to people of faith.

The group gathers in the tavern’s upper room. The event is free. Food and drink can be purchased in the restaurant downstairs and brought up to the event space. Parking is available in the community lot behind the tavern or on Main Street.

Dowsing talk

The Hamburg Area Historical Society presents a program Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hamburg High School LGI Room. Jenel Schaffer will discuss dowsing and its uses, including where to plant a garden and how to determine which herbs and herbal supplements best match a person,

Book sale

The Friends of Sinking Spring Public Library are holding a book sale April 5 and 6 at 3940 Penn Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. CDs, DVDs and puzzles will also be available. Park in the rear lot and ollow road work detours for Columbia Avenue.

Canine egg hunt

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold a canine egg hunt on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at its Golden Gateway facility at 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds. This was rescheduled from an earlier date. There will be raffles and snacks available for purchase.

This event is open to the public and all dog- and human-friendly canines are welcome. All dogs must remain on leash (6 feet or shorter, no flexis) and only one dog per handler will be allowed. A suggested donation of $5 per dog will be collected.

Reservations are not required, but those interested are encouraged to RSVP to This event will be held rain or shine. Visit for more information.

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