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Thursday, Oct. 4
The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their weekly meeting Thursday at the KeystoneFire Co., N. Walnut Street, Boyertown at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will beAdrianne Blank of BBB (Building a Better Boyertown). For membership informationcall Lion Jim Tribbett at 610-367-8606.
Friday, Oct. 5
COMMUNITY PICNIC LUNCH
To be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind National Penn Bank (Phila. & Reading Aves) -Hot Dogs and hamburgers grilled by “The Grill Shop”, apple cider & other beverages. Employee Bake Sale & Raffle. All proceeds benefit United Way of Boyertown Area. Contact: Ken Hunt at Boyertown United Way 610-367-8716 www.unitedwayboyertown.org.
Friday Oct. 5
The Medicine Shoppe will provide flu immunizations at The Center on from 9 a.m. to noon. Medicare will cover the cost for the immunization. Anyone who does not have Medicare will be treated on an individual basis. For those with no insurance coverage, the flu immunization will be $25. Pre-registration is suggested, but not required. For more information, please call 610-367-2313.
Saturday, Oct. 6
To be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sassmansville from 3 to 7 p.m. This will include dinner and baked goods. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Children 5 and under are admitted for free. Call 610-473-0678 for more information.
BUCKWHEAT& SAUSAGE SUPPER
All You Can EAT! To be held from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Hill Church Picnic Grove Dining Hall, 620 Hill Church Road, Boyertown. Adults $7.50, Children 3-10 $4.00. 610-367-8114.
Sunday, Oct. 7
The Boyertown Area CROP Walk will begin at 1 p.m. from the Boyertown Area Multi-Service Building, 200 W. Spring St., Boyertown. Local churches and community organizations will participate in a 5-mile walk to raise money to fight hunger and poverty, both here in the Boyertown Area and around the world.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
MEDICARE ENROLLMENT EDUCATION
To be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. – this is free to the public. Call 610-208-8890 to register for either the 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. class. This is not a sales seminar. This is a free seminar to help you make the right choices for your Medicare Insurance during the open enrollment period from October to December. The class is held at Rittenhouse Senior Living, 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading, PA 19605. George Violand CLU ChFC is the speaker.
MEDICARE PART D UPDATE PROGRAM
“Medicare Part D Update” will be presented by Ginny Cox who is the Over 60’s Case Manager at Multi-Service. The program will be held at The Center at Spring Street at 1:00 p.m. and is open to the public. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. For more information, call 610-367-2313.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Thurday Oct. 11
8 HOUR DRIVER SAFETY COURSE
To be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A 4-hour course will be offered on Oct. 17, from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The Driver Safety Course must be renewed every 36 months. A 4-hour course is offered for renewal. To be eligible for this, proof of completion of the 8-hour course is necessary.
All courses cover the effects of aging and medications on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures and more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual will be provided. No written or “on the road” test is required. Upon completion of the course, your insurance company MAY give you a discount on your auto insurance. To learn more about cost and other information, call 610-367-2313.
Saturday, Oct. 13
5K FALL FROLIC & 2 MILE FUN WALK
To be held by Rotary Club of Boyertown from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Boyertown Community Park, S. Madison Street. Rohrbach Pavilion near playground. Registration begins at 8 a.m., 5K run begins at 9 a.m., and the Family Fun Walk begins at 9:15 a.m. Entery fee is $30 individual or $60 family. The 5K Fall Frolic & Family Fun Walk will help support local and international projects of the Rotary Club of Boyertown. Contact: Tracy Bernard 610-367-7504 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.boyertownrotary.org.
FALL FESTIVAL & TURNING LEAF MUSIC FEST
To be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boyertown Community Park - S. Madison Street. Bring your chair or blanket. Live bands will be playing in the Spaatz Memorial Bandshell. Paint a pumpkin, make a scarecrow. Pony rides and a hayride around the park. Sponsored by Borough of Boyertown Park & Recreation in cooperation with Colebrookdale Twp. Rec. Board. Contact: Boyertown Borough Hall 610-369-3028.
BOYERTOWN AREA UNITY WALK
To be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boyertown Junior High West - S. Madison Street, Boyertown. Organize a non-profit team and register all members, starting at 12:30. The walk starts at 1:30 p.m. and is a 2.2 mile walk. 30 prizes of $100 each will be awarded.Bring your soda/can pop tabs.Come for lunch! Food available for purchase. Event T shirts for purchase $10. Contact: Ken Hunt 610-367-8716 www.unitedwayboyertown.org.
Boyertown Farmers Market
This is a weekly market held each Saturday until the last Saturday of October from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is located at 100 South Walnut Street, in the parking lot of The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles (two blocks south of the intersection of Routes 562 and 73 & across the street from the Cumberland Farms gas station).
Frecon’s Hard Bean Cafe
In addition to their live music on the weekends, the cafe offers the following:
Yoga on Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Check out www.katehealy.net for information. Drop-in fee.
Zumba on Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Drop-in fee.
Chess Club on Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open Mic Nights on the second and fourth Thursday of every month: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Center at Spring Street
The Center at Spring Street, 200 West Spring Street, in Boyertown is sponsoring its Annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday crafts, flea market items and baked goods will be available. The Center’s kitchen will be open for lunch on Friday. For more information regarding this event, call 610-367-2313.
The talented and dedicated quilters at The Center at Spring Street are looking for new projects to put in their quilt frame. For a donation to The Center, you can have your quilt top turned into a complete and useful quilt. Contact The Center at Spring Street at 610-367-2313 to make arrangements.
Computer Training is available to anyone age 55 and better at The Center at Spring Street. Please call Fran at 610-367-2313 to share your training needs! Computer classes are scheduled according to interests.
Koinonia Speakers Toastmasters Community Club
Want to improve your communication skills? Be more effective in meetings? Get your point across more concisely? Then visit the Koinonia Speakers Toastmasters Club and learn how membership can help you succeed. Ongoing first and third Tuesdays, 7:30 pm networking, 7:45 meeting. Koinonia Speakers Toastmasters Community Club held at the New Hanover United Methodist Church 2211 Swamp Pike Gilbertsville, PA 19525 Room 205/207 – lower level.
Earl Township Historical Society
The historical society meets every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at the township building.
Morning Star “Celebrate Recovery” held every Tuesday night
Christ-centered and Biblical-based healing and recovery program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Every Tuesday night at Morning Star Fellowship in Bechtelsville on Limekiln Road. at 7 to 9 p.m.
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Public speaking group
Koinonia Speakers, the newest local club of Toastmasters International, meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, room 321. Enter through rear portico. All are welcome; Admission is free. This is a great opportunity to improve communication skills in a friendly, comfortable environment and can be particularly beneficial for those seeking new employment to improve their skills and build their resume. For further information, interested community members can contact Scott Cass, the president of the new club, at 610-310-2676 or email@example.com.
Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club
Weekly meetings are on Monday nights at 8 p.m., Sixth Street, Red Hill. For more info, call the club house at 215-679-4766.
MOMS Club of New Hanover Township Monthly
The MOMS Club of New Hanover Township meets monthly on the second Friday of the month. Visitors, including moms and their children, are always welcome. For more information on the chapter or our meeting (including location, time, and topic), please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boyertown Quilt makers
The group extends a standing invitation to their monthly meetings, held at Good Shepherd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown at 7 p.m., on the last Wednesday of the month.
The Daily Bread Community meal at the Salvation Army
Every Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Held at The Salvation Army, 409 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown.
New Hanover AARP meetings
The New Hanover AARP No. 4368 meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at New Hanover Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville.
Boyertown Area Kiwanis meetings
Boyertown Area Kiwanis meets at Woodside Villa every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. For more information visit www.boyertownkiwanis.org.
The Friendship Hook and Ladder Company No.1 Boyertown Ladies Auxiliary meetings
Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The auxiliary also has bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.
Boyertown Area Schools Music League meetings
All meetings will be held the first Monday of each month in the band room, room 410, at the Boyertown Area Senior High school beginning at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend these informative meetings.
The Alzheimer’s Association Monthly Caregiver Support Group meets the third Thursday of the Month at 6 p.m. Chestnut Knoll, 120 W 5th St, Boyertown. 610-473-8066 or sbarndt@ chestnutknoll.com for more information.
Photography enthusiast meet-up group
There are meet-up groups created everyday via www.meet-up.com; but only one photography group that is calling Boyertown its home. Thanks to the Boyertown Historical Society, The Photography Enthusiasts Meet-up Group has a place to meet. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, the meet-up group will gather together from 7 to-9 p.m. to share photos, techniques and general photography education.
Volunteer Transportation Drivers Needed
If you enjoy driving and meeting new people, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! Boyertown Area Multi-Service Inc. provides transportation for residents in the community who have no other means of getting to and from medical appointments. There is no obligation when asked to drive, and we do offer reimbursement for gas mileage. For more details, please contact Transportation Coordinator, Diane Joyce, at 610-367-6957.
The Boyertown Area YMCA Daniel B. Boyer Center, The Gilbertsville Center, and the William S. Hollenbach Center offerings:
Registration For Fall Programs
Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15 the Boyertown Area YMCA will accept program registrations for the Fall 1 & 2 2012 sessions. Fall 1 session runs from Sept. 2 through Oct. 27. Fall 2 session runs from Oct. 28 through Dec. 29. Fall sessions offer a variety of programming for all ages and include programs held at the Boyertown Area YMCA’s three centers: The Daniel B. Boyer Center, the Gilbertsville Center and the William S. Hollenbach Center. Registration can be done by phone or in person. Members can also sign up to register online. A complete and detailed Fall 1 & 2 program brochure is available on the Y’s website.
YMCA Hot Yoga Class
The Boyertown Area YMCA will offer a Hot Yoga Class from 6:30-8pm on Wednesday’s at the Daniel B. Boyer Center. Hot Yoga is a yoga class that offers a series of challenging poses in a heated room. All levels of fitness age 13 and older are welcome. Space is limited and registration is necessary. For more information, contact Kim Moeller, Y Group Exercise Coordinator at 610-369-9622 x 224 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
YMCA offers Punk Rope Class
Punk Rope, a fitness class which mixes recess and boot camp, will be held at the Boyertown Area YMCA Daniel B. Boyer Center on Wednesdays from 7:15 – 8:00 p.m. beginning Sept. 5. Punk Rope’s combination of rope jumping, relay races, fitness games, and raise-the-roof music.
YMCA Offers Gymnastics Classes
The Boyertown Area YMCA is offering a variety of gymnastics classes for children age’s three to twelve. Children in the beginner classes will learn forward and backward rolls, moves on the balance beam, vaulting, low bar, cartwheels, round offs and other gymnastic movements. The intermediate classes are designed, for those with experience, a chance to continue refining their skills. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
YMCA Offers Dance Class
The Boyertown Area YMCA is offering dance class for children ages 3 – 8 held at the Gilbertsville Center. Children will learn basic movement as well as creative movement and beginner dance moves. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
YMCA Offers Basketball Clinic
The Boyertown Area YMCA will be holding a preseason Basketball clinic on Saturday December 1, 2012 for Kindergarten through 6th grade. Children will have the ability to brush up on old skills as well as learn new skills before their basketball season starts. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
YMCA Offers Novice Wrestling Program
The Boyertown Area YMCA is offering a Novice Wrestling Program held at the William S. Hollenbach Center. This program is for Pre-K and Kindergarten aged children with the minimum age of 4 years old by 9/1/12. This program will follow established BAWA practice plans and philosophy and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays November 6th to December 20th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
YMCA Holds 5th & 6th Grade Social
The Boyertown Area YMCA is sponsoring 5th and 6th Grade Socials for Boyertown Area School District students in grades 5th and 6th on October 27, November 17, and December 15 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Daniel B. Boyer Center, 301 W. Spring Street, Boyertown. A local DJ will provide the music for dancing and refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase. The dress code of the Boyertown Area School District will be enforced. Cost is $6 to enter. Parents are always welcome to volunteer as chaperones.
Youth Basketball League
The Boyertown Area YMCA is coordinating a Youth Basketball League for children grades Kindergarten through 4th Grade at the William S. Hollenbach Center. The league will take place on Saturdays, December 8th to February 23rd game and practice times will vary. Players will be placed on teams and learn skills of the game through practice and games. All players will receive a team t-shirt. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
Indoor Flag Football League
The Boyertown Area YMCA is coordinating an Indoor Flag Football league for children ages 3 – 7. The league will be held on Saturdays from November 10th to December 15th. Players will be placed onto teams and learn skills of the game through practice and games. All players will receive a team t-shirt. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
YMCA Organizes Indoor Soccer League
The Boyertown Area YMCA is coordinating an instructional Outdoor Soccer League for children ages 4 - 9 years old, on Sundays, January 6th to February 17th. The league will take place at the Daniel B. Boyer Center, 301 W. Spring Street, Boyertown, game and practice times will vary. Players will be placed on teams according to their age and will learn the skills of soccer through practice and games in this recreational league. League is instructed by YMCA staff. All players will receive a team t-shirt. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
YMCA Offers a Variety of Youth Super Sports Classes
The Boyertown Area YMCA is offering a variety of youth super sports classes for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Children have the opportunity to register for Soccer, Gymnastics, Basketball, Advanced Basketball, Tennis, Hockey and Volleyball. These instructional classes will develop and enhance the skills of the sports program, teach rules of the game, increase social interaction and promote sportsmanship. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
Pee Wee Multi Sport
The Boyertown Area YMCA is offering Pee Wee Multi Sport classes for children ages 3-6 years old. This non-competitive instructional class introduces the basic skills of a variety of sports; including basketball, football, floor hockey, t-ball and gymnastics. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
Fun With Food
Now conducting a Fun with Foods class for children in kindergarten to 6th grade. The children will be inspired to create delicious items each week as they are instructed on kitchen safety, reading recipes, mixing and much more. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
Gym Classes for Homeschool Children Held at the YMCA
Weekly offering: Homeschool Physical Education classes for children in Kindergarten - 8th grade. The class will meet at the Daniel B. Boyer Center every Tuesday from 11:00am-Noon throughout the school year. Activities and sports are rotated weekly to include soccer, basketball, floor hockey, baseball, gymnastics, fitness and swimming. For more information contact the Y at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
Registration held for swim lessons at YMCA:
Registration for swim lessons for the fall session at the Boyertown Area YMCA Daniel B. Boyer Center, 301 W. Spring St., Boyertown, begins October 10 and ends October 23. Lessons are offered for swimmers of all abilities from beginner to advanced. Registration is limited. YMCA swim lessons include safety, stroke development, games, and character development. A $10 per child late fee will be charged for registration after October 23. For more information, contact the YMCA at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
YMCA holds registration for Arthritis classes
Now accepting registration for the Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program. Classes are held at the Daniel B. Boyer Center, 301 W. Spring St., in the heated indoor pool. The program was created for people with arthritis to keep joints flexible, muscles strong, and to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact the YMCA at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
CPR certifications offered at YMCA
Now accepting registration for American Red Cross courses: Community CPR w/ AED on 11/28; CPR recertification on 11/15 or 12/10; First Aid Basics on 11/10; CPR for the Professional Rescuer recertification on 12/4. All classes will be held at the Gilbertsville Center, 144 Holly Road, Gilbertsville. A YMCA membership is not required to participate, although enrollment is limited, and registration is required one week prior to the start of the class. For more information, contact the YMCA at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
Scuba course for Handicapped individuals held at YMCA
Registration now accepted for an International Association for Handicapped Divers SCUBA diving course, which will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. Lessons are taught in the pool at the Daniel B. Boyer Center, 301 W. Spring St., Boyertown. Classes are instructed by Dave Valaika of Indian Valley SCUBA. Classes are designed to allow mentally, emotionally or physically challenged divers ages 10 and older learn and enjoy the magic of SCUBA diving. Classes run year-round and there is no cost for this program. Family and private formats can be arranged at additional cost. For more information, contact Kathy Undercuffler, Aquatic Director at 610-369-9622, ext. 237.
Pre competitive swim clinic held at YMCA
Pre-competitive swim clinic
The Boyertown Area YMCA is accepting registration for the pre-competitive swim clinic for children ages 6-9 years. The clinic is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. at the Daniel B. Boyer Center, 301 W. Spring St., Boyertown, from October 29 through December 12. Children will learn the competitive strokes, turns, and starts. They must be able to complete 25 yards of rotary breathing over arm stroke and 25 yards of back stroke to enroll. For more information, contact the YMCA at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
Scuba course held at YMCA
The Boyertown Area YMCA is accepting registration for a SCUBA diving course, which will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. Lessons are taught in the pool at the Daniel B. Boyer Center, 301 W. Spring St., Boyertown. Classroom work is involved and a checkout dive is done at a nearby facility. Classes are instructed by Dave Valaika of Indian Valley SCUBA. A YMCA membership is not required to participate, although enrollment is limited, and registration is required one week prior to the start of the class. For more information, contact the YMCA at 610-369-9622 or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
Special Olympics held at YMCA
The Boyertown Area YMCA, in collaboration with the Boyertown Kiwanis Club, is hosting the Special Olympics Swimming Program on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. The program will begin on November 7 and continue until April 2013. All special needs individuals ages 6 and older are welcome. Classes are held in the YMCA’s heated indoor pool with a wheelchair accessible ramp. Athletes focus on developing swimming skills, being good teammates, and having fun. Pre-registration is requested and volunteers are always welcome to assist with instruction and coaching. This program is offered free to the community. For more information contact Kathy Undercuffler, Aquatic Director at 610-369-9622, ext. 237.
For more information call the Boyertown Area YMCA Daniel B. Boyer Center at 610-754-7010, the William S. Hollenbach Center at 610-754-7010, or visit the website at www.boyertownymca.org.
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