Events Calendar

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March 22-24th: Daniel Boone Area High School Presents Mamma Mia!. Get ready to dance, sing, and fall in love with the ultimate feel-good musical. With ABBA’s timeless hits as the soundtrack, embark on a journey filled with laughter, romance, and unforgettable moments. Will Sophie find her father in time? Find out as the DBHS students bring the magic of Mamma Mia! to life on stage! March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and March 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. For tickets visit: dboone.seatyourself.biz/

March 23rd, 11:00am: Update: The event is being postponed to Sunday, March 24th beginning at 1:00 PM. Wyomissing’s Annual Egg Hunt at the Wyomissing Hills Memorial Park and Playground. The event promises a morning filled with laughter, surprises, and community bonding. Children aged 1-12 are invited to participate in the egg hunt, with staggered start times to ensure each age group has a fair chance at finding delightful surprises hidden throughout the park. Rain Date: Sunday, March 24th, 1:00 PM Start Time.

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March 24, 2:00-4:00pm: The Yocum Institute for Arts Education proudly announces an inspiring event, the Women in the Arts Exhibit, to be held on Sunday, March 24th, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the esteemed Holleran Gallery. This special exhibit is a tribute to the remarkable women artists who are at the heart of the Yocum Institute’s ongoing mission to enrich and transform our community through art.

March 24, 10:00-2:00pm: Egg Hunt and Open House at Mifflin YMCA located at 140 Chestnut St., Mohnton, Pa. Hunt for eggs, fun and prizes and attend the Open House from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. One lucky winner will get a free week of summer camp. Call 610-750-5063 for more information. Pre-k through kindergarten ages will hunt at noon, grades 1- 3 at 12:10 p.m., and grades 4- 6 at 12:20 p.m.

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March 24th: Wilson Interact Club is hosting its 3rd annual Eggstravaganza from 12-1:15 PM. Eggstravaganza is an egg hunt hosted at Wilson High School (on Bulldog Field) for children with special needs and disabilities. Registration: bit.ly/interacthunt24

March 25th: Full Moon Hike – 8pm @ Heritage Center. Walk the Union Canal Trail on the evening of the Full Moon! Wear sturdy hiking or walking shoes and bring a flashlight. We’ll be outside the entire time, so dress warm. FREE Registration Required: countyofberks.recdesk.com/Community/Program

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March 26th: Homeschool Hour: Spring Changes – 10 am @ Bingaman House. Join Parks staff in discovering the new Spring season!  Find out which animals have woken up from a winter’s nap, explore the plants that signal warmer weather, and enjoy some time among friends along the trails.  This is not a drop off program. $5 per child – Registration Required: countyofberks.recdesk.com/Community/Program

March 28, 6:00-8:00pm: “23” The aftermath of Gun Violence: Join us for an intimate discussion on the realities of gun violence, as our panelists bravely share their personal journeys and experiences. From survivors to advocates, each voice offers a unique insight into the impact of gun violence on individuals and communities. Through storytelling and reflection, we aim to honor their courage and inspire meaningful dialogue towards positive change. GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street. For more info contact: 484-577-2756.

March 29,30 & April 4,6: Genesius Theatre presents BRILLIANT TRACES, a one-act two-character play by Cindy Lou Johnson. As the play opens, Henry Harry is hiding from a blizzard, civilization, and, perhaps, himself in a rugged cabin in the backcountry of Alaska. Then, with a wild banging at the door, Rosannah DeLuce – frantic, freezing, and dressed in full bridal regalia – bursts into his sanctuary. March 29, 30, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.; April 6 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20 genesiusdifference.org

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March 30th: Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc. and Penn State Berks in collaboration with the Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force host the 7th Annual ruOK? 5k & 1.5 Mile Walk at campus of Penn State Berks. Registration opens at 8:00 AM and the race begins at 9:00 AM. Walk up registrations are welcome and the event will take place rain or shine. This event brings awareness to the Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force and its ruOK? Campaign.

March 30, 9:00 – 12:00pm: Mayor Eddie Morán and State Representative Manny Guzman will be joining forces for a community cleanup event in Downtown Reading on Saturday, March 30th, from 9 am to 12 noon. The cleanup will focus on Penn, Court, and Cherry Streets, spanning from 2nd to 11th Street. The purpose of this event is to bring together community members, local leaders, and volunteers to enhance the beauty and cleanliness of our downtown area. The cleanup will involve tasks such as litter removal, graffiti cleanup, and general maintenance to create a more vibrant and welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike. There is still a need for volunteers, and individuals interested in contributing to this event can sign up at tinyurl.com/DowntownRDGCleanup.

March 30, 10:30am: Celebration Villa of Exeter will host our annual Easter Egg Hunt! This event is open to our resident’s and staff’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as well as the greater community! Age groups will be separated into 0-3, 4-6, and 7+! To RSVP for this free event – please call 610-370-2211!

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March 30th, 10:30am: Easter Bunny Pictures & Egg Hunt at Richmond Early Learning Center at Tri Valley YMCA located at 14432 Kutztown Road, Fleetwood, Pa. Get pictures with the Easter Bunny, hunt eggs, and browse the craft fair with lots of local stands and food trucks. We’ll have games, raffles and great prizes your family will love. Call 610-944-1075 for information. Ages 2- 4 years old will hunt at 10:30 a.m., ages 5- 7 years at 11 a.m., and ages 8 years and older at 11:30 a.m.

March 30th, 11:00am: Underwater Egg Hunt at Reading YMCA located at 631 Washington Street, Reading, Pa. Bring your goggles to the indoor pool for an underwater adventure! Some prizes include a free one-month membership, a free session of group swim lessons, and a free week of summer camp. Register online or by phone at 610-378-4701. Pre-k through kindergarten ages will hunt at 11 a.m., grades 1- 2 at 11:30 a.m., grades 3- 4 at noon, and grades 5- 6 at 12:30 p.m.

April 4-6: Friends of Mifflin Community Library Book Sale. Thursday 10 AM-7PM. Friday and Saturday 10 AM-1 PM. $5 Bag Sale both Friday and Saturday. 6 Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington.

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April 4-7th: Twin Valley High School Theater Arts presents The Pajama Game April 4, 5, 6 at 7PM, April 7 at 2PM. The Pajama Game is a 1954 Broadway musical that is based on the novel 7 ½ cents by Richard Bissell. The show is directed by Nicole Weaver and the two leads are both seniors. Patrick Skoniczin plays the role of Sid Sorokin and Hannah Kurtz plays the role of Babe Williams. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.  They can be purchased at the door or online at TVHSmusical.ludus.com

April 6th: Twin Valley High School Theater Arts is hosting a fundraiser for the theater program in conjunction with their show The Pajama Game. 2:00 PM Bingo- doors open at 12:30 PM. 20 regular games and 2 jackpots! Raffles! Food available for purchase. Free babysitting is available for ages 2-12! $30 prepaid online or $35 at the door Wear your pajamas for a chance to win a designer purse! Each bingo winner will win an authentic designer purse AND a pair of pajamas. Stay for our 7PM performance of The Pajama Game! Tickets for Bingo and the musical are availble at: TVHSmusical.ludus.com

April 5-7, 12-14: Reading Civic theater presents Cinderella the musical. Performances- 7:30pm. Sunday Matinee- 2pm. Ticket Prices: Adult: $30. Senior: $25. Kids: $20. For more detailed information, visit ReadingCivic.org

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April 13th, 10:00-4:00pm: The Berks Heritage Council will hold its inaugural Berks History Day Event to celebrate our local heritage April 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead in Wyomissing, 1700 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing, Pa. 19610. The event will feature 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.

April 20th, 8:00-12:00pm: Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your Automotive Waste. Chuck’s Auto Parts Solutions 15th Annual Earth Day Event. We will be collecting Automotive Fluids and the parts listed below for proper disposal! FREE We are collecting: Used Tires (limit of 4). Waste Oil. Waste Antifreeze. Lead Acid Car Batteries: For each Battery donated,
Chuck’s donates $20 to Charity! Douglassville Facility ONLY: 6867 Boyertown Pike, Douglassville, PA 19518.

August 11, 11:00-2:00pm: Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County 9th Annual Pink Passion for Fashion Show and Luncheon. Fashion Show will showcase Breast Cancer Survivors and “Shining Stars” at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Reading, 701 Penn Street, Reading , PA 19601. Tickets are $75. RSVP deadline is July 26th, 2024. (Reservations limited to 400 people)

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Continuing Events

January 20 – May 12: In Nature All Around Us exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. visitors will discover the hidden worlds and rich ecosystems within familiar places from their own backyard to Main Street. They will explore the ways our daily lives are intertwined with nature—how trees cool our neighborhoods, how streams carry storm water away from our homes, and how spending time in nearby nature keeps us healthy. Visitors will meet citizen scientists who record nature in their communities and learn more about how to get involved in their own communities. Details: readingpublicmuseum.org

January 20 – May 5: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. Illustration has played an integral role in scientific discovery for centuries. Images were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge and to accompany important scientific works in disciplines ranging from astronomy to zoology. Travel back in time as you explore 40 striking scientific illustrations spanning five centuries and try your hand at scientific illustration in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration, a new exhibition displayed in The Museum’s World Cultures and Meinig Family Galleries. Details: readingpublicmuseum.org

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January 13 – May 12: Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. A giant of post-War documentary photography and film, Brooklyn, NY native Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. Details: readingpublicmuseum.org

February 17 – June 2: The Reading Public Museum is pleased to present Ayana Ross: Whence You Came, an engaging body of recent work by Atlanta-area contemporary figurative painter Ayana Ross (born 1977). Ross’s subjects are everyday figures, which are inspired by the events in her family’s own history in the American South. The artist captures poignant, sometimes nostalgic, moments that address broader issues of identity, race, family, and memory. Her large-scale compositions often include monumental figures and bold graphic fields of pattern and color. The exhibition at RPM will include more than a dozen of her recent canvases. Details: readingpublicmuseum.org