Berks Country calendar for Aug. 23

Aug. 23—Aug. 26:

—Farm Festival, Dreibelbis Historic Farm, 356 Hard Hill Road, Richmond Township, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring farm crafts, Native American displays, hayrides, music and old-time games. Food available. Free admission and $3 parking. The un-remodeled 1860s farmhouse is a living reminder of Berks County rural life. An entrance fee will be charged for tours of the main house.

Aug. 28:

—Leesport Area Historical Society monthly meeting, Bethany E.C. Church, 308 Main St., Leesport (park in rear), 7 p.m. Learn about LAHS at the short business meeting followed by show and tell. Bring an item to share that is important to you.

Sept. 3:

—Concert by the Broken Spokes with Chris LaRose on guitar and Doug Madenford on mandolin, Conrad Weiser Homestead, 28 Weiser Drive, Womelsdorf, 5 p.m. They bring a toe-tapping show of old-time Americana music mixed with humor and storytelling, performing traditional Pennsylvania Dutch songs, jokes and stories. Sponsored by the Friends of the Conrad Weiser Homestead. Admission and parking are free. A free will collection will be taken.

Sept. 4:

—Kauffman's Chicken BBQ, Parkside Drive South, Wyomissing, sponsored by Spring Township Lions Club, 10 a.m-2 p.m. (or until sold out). Cost is $12 for 1/2 chicken, baked potato, applesauce and roll.

Sept. 9:

—Community day and car show, Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1152 and 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Amity Township, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Raffles, food trucks, music, games, petting zoo. Proceeds to benefit local first responders. For more information or to show your custom or antique car, call Donna at 610-385-5006 or email

—Accessory sale, Friends of Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Exeter Township, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. New and gently used purses, scarves and jewelry.

—Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue open house, Golden Gateway facility, 60 Vera Cruz Road, East Cocalico Township, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet and greet the golden retrievers and dogs that are available for adoption. Staff is on hand to answer all questions, and food is available for purchase. No admission charge. No photos. Do not bring other dogs. For more information, email, call 717-484-4799 or visit

—Beef vegetable soup to-go and bake sale, Calvary United Church of Christ, 1231 Route 100, Washington Township, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sept. 10:

—Block party, Reformation Lutheran Church, 3670 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter Township, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Food trucks and tents, free children's activities including inflatables, face painting, balloon artist, music by the Reading Symphony Jr. Strings, Exeter Community Band and Maria Damore Band, first responders, community organizations and more. Worship service begins at 9:30. Rain or shine.

Sept. 11:

—Berks Photographic Society meeting, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Suite 326, 7 p.m. Berks Photographic Society member Bob Gross, a photographer and graphic designer, will share ideas for the creative use of flash in photography. Learn more about the Berks Photographic Society at

Sept. 16:

—Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County presents basket weavers of the Oley Valley, White Horse Inn, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Amity Township, 11 a.m. HPTBC board member Vicky Heffner will talk about basket making in the Oley Valley, discussing key basket makers including Rueben Reifsnyder, Milt Lorah, Ollie Strausser and Freddie Beiber. In addition to her PowerPoint presentation, she will have several examples of their baskets to show as well. Suggested donation $2 per person. All proceeds benefit the Trust.

Sept. 18:

—Berks Photographic Society meeting, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Suite 326, 7 p.m. Berks Photographic Society welcomes Xuan-Hui Ng, who will present "In Nature's Embrace." Xuan-Hui will be presenting from Japan via Zoom as a hybrid session. She will share her thoughts about photographing nature while inspiring us to see in new ways and to push beyond our comfort zones. Learn more about the Berks Photographic Society at

Oct. 7

—Favorite (Bazaar) Food Sale: Women of the ELCA at Zion's Lutheran Church, 354 Zions Church Road, Shoemakersville, drive-thru food sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soup, barbecue and apple dumplings. Pre-order sales only, payment due by Oct. 1. Checks payable to WELCA mailed to church address. Information and order forms at and Facebook page. Also collecting clothing for Hope Rescue Mission at pickup. Proceeds benefit ministries of Zion's and community.

—All-you-can-eat turkey potpie dinner, Kutztown Grange Hall, Kemp Street and James Alley, Kutztown, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults; $6 children 4-12; free for children 3 and under. Dinner includes lettuce with homemade hot bacon dressing; corn and/or string beans; applesauce; roll with butter; beverage; one dessert. Potpie quarts $9. Take-out dinners available.


—Fall on the Farm, Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Maxatawny Township, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy all the best parts of fall, from fresh apple cider to pumpkin painting to organic apple picking. Listen to live music, eat an organic meal from visiting food trucks and pick your own organically grown apples. There will be activities for kids of all ages, free wagon tours of the farm, pumpkin painting and a fall plant sale. Go to the Visitor Center and check out a walking tour of the farm. For more information, visit