Free Financial Workshop at Birx

The Reading-Berks Literacy Council is hosting a personal finance workshop series from RFinances titled You and Your Money. Workshops will take place every Tuesday in October from 7-8pm at The Council, 35 Dwight Street, West Lawn.

These workshops are free and open to the public. They cover topics such as budgeting, debt, and investing.

Admission is free, but registration is required in

Job fair

The Returning Nationals Career Fair at DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, hosted by Berks Connections/Pretrial Services, is scheduled for Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Career Fair is open to anyone who is on probation, parole, or previously involved in the criminal justice systems or family relationships. More than 40 employers in the region will attend to offer second job opportunities.

We are excited to host the RFinances Personal Finance Workshop Series “You and Your Money”. These workshops are free and open to the public. Workshops are led by licensed financial advisors and cover important topics in personal finance including budgeting, debt and investing. Attendees are coming away with tools to control and have more confidence when it comes to money.

Theology with a twist

Theology with a Twist returns Tuesday and will take place the first Tuesday of every month on the top floor at Kutztown Tavern, 272 W. Main St. , at 7 pm. The event is free. Food and beverages can be purchased in the restaurant prior to the start of the event.

Tuesday’s speaker is Dr. Greg Carey, a professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary, to discuss his views on the dangers of Christian nationalism.

Supreme Court Speech

On Tuesday, October 4, 6 p.m., Yumisingh Public Library will present a free public program, ‘SCOTUS & You’, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Attorney F. Donald Smith US Supreme Court decisions for 2021-22 and how these decisions affect our daily lives. Smith will talk about the evolution of the court and how it works.

registration is required; Email, call the library at 610-374-2385, or visit the lending office to register. The library requires unvaccinated individuals to wear masks.

fundraising party

Local performers will join the annual Alisa B. Memorial Funk Friday at 8 p.m. at the Goodwill Beneficial Association Ballroom, 100 Madison Ave. Hyde Park.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit from the Alisa B Scholarship Fund.

The event includes Groovemasters featuring Benny Sims and Cliff Starkey and Eric Kawala’s Uptown Band.

Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at the door (if available). Doors open at 7 pm. For more information on purchasing tickets, go to, call 610-781-8312, or email

Empty Stroller 5 kg

FirstEnergy’s Annual 5K = 3rd Annual Empty Stroller is set on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise awareness and funds for families who have lost a child while pregnant or breastfeeding.

The Adalyn Rose Foundation helps families with funeral and cremation costs, hosts free support groups, sends care packages, provides immediate support at local hospitals and helps bereaved families navigate life after losing children.

The event will feature music by Stephanie Grace, face painting, bounce houses and more. Registration is $40 and will remain open until October 5th. Learn more at

Muhlenberg events

Muhlenberg Township Parks & Recreation will host the Fall Family Fun Fest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jim Dietrich Park, 4899 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Road. It includes traditional poetry board, pumpkin graphics, apple shooting, carnival games, magic shows by Rich Gerber and more. Food vendors will be present throughout the day.

The park will be converted into Haunted Hollow Friday through Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for a shed or barn or $18 for a combo ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at Food will be available.

To learn more, call 610-929-4727 or go to or

Dog rescue event

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its monthly open house Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at 60 Vera Cruz Rd, Reinholds. Visitors may meet and greet dogs available for adoption. There is no acceptance fee.

For more information, email, call 717-484-4799 or visit:

Located in the Heritage Center

The Berks County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a night of family-friendly fall experiences at the Berks County Heritage Center Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

They include tours of the Gruber Wagon Works by lantern light, hiking the Union Canal Trail to meet the characters and creatures of Tulpehocken Creek Valley, a hayride to Deppen Cemetery, and reading “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at Epler School and a fire pit.

Admission is $7 per person, and registration is required. Email or call 610-374-8839 ex. 201.

The center is located at 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

Autumn Festival

Keystone Villa returns for Fleetwood’s Fall Festival Saturday 1-3:30 p.m. at 501 Hoch Road, featuring free hot dogs, root beer, bluegrass music, and a popular Days of Old band. There will be a lottery table, bake sale, and other goods to buy from a variety of vendors. You can respond to the invitation to attend by calling Danielle at 484-637-8200.

decorating contest

The Muhlenberg Arts Council is organizing a Halloween home decorating competition for residents of the town of Muhlenberg and Laureldale. The top winners in each category will win gift cards.

All the decorating work should be done by the homeowner, not a professional interior designer. The deadline for entry is October 17 at noon, and judging will take place the following day. Winners will be notified by October 21st.

Categories include the most whimsical/creative show, the most holiday spirit, and the most glamorous and contemporary.

To enter, call 610-929-4727 and mention that you want to enter the Halloween House Decorating Contest. Leave your name, address, phone number and which category best fits your home, or email

archeology talk

The Hawk Mountain Chapter 31 Society of Archeology of Pennsylvania will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Hamburg Town Hall, 61 N. Third St.

Archaeologist Taylor Napoleon will discuss prehistoric sites in Berks and Schuylkill counties.

Call 484-955-9105 for more information.

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