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Berks County > Municipalities > Muhlenberg Township

Muhlenberg Lions Club
Want to meet the Lions and find out more about us and what we do?  The annual Spring Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held in April at a date to be announced.  Keep your eyes open for the signs enjoy a hearty breakfast at a reasonable pricet, and a good opportunity to talk to us.  We are always looking for a few good men and women to join our ranks and help give something back to our community.  We support the Association for the Blind, the Muhlenberg Food Bank, the Muhlenberg High School Leo club, the largest in the state, the Community Library, and the Area Ambulance Association, among others.  We are selling brooms again and hope to have a stand somewhere in early spring, just in time for your clean up.  For membership information, call Lion Larry Nester at 610-929-5494.

Muhlenberg Garden Club
The Muhlenberg Garden Club's (formerly Laureldale Garden Club) November meeting was held at the Muhlenberg Community Library

Our club does not meet in Jan. Feb. or March.  We will resume meetings on Wednesday, April 3rd at the Muhlenberg Rec. Bldg. at 7  p.m.  At this meeting we will have a demonstration of "Floral Design" by Carol Shoppes Florist.  THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...come join us:  no admission and snacks will be served.  If you plan to attend, contact Barbara Sensenig at 610-929-2673.  Deadline for reservations, March 27.  May 1,  we will have a Dried Flower Workshop presented by two of our members.

Look for us at the Muhl. Community Spring Flea Market, May 11.  These are two opportuinties to meet some of our members and see what our club is all about.  If you want to get acquainted with all phases of horiculture, this is the club for you.  We have guest speakers, make and take workshops, plant exchange, garden visitations  and so much more!!!   We usually meet the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. April thru December.  If you have an questions, don't hesitate to contact our President, Grace Kline at 610- 929-2294. 

Epiphany Lutheran Church
631 N. Temple Blvd., Temple

Feb. 9 - Mardi Gras Party for all ages.  Fun starts at 7 p.m. with music by Wahl Street Band from 7:30 to 9  p.m.  Refreshments plus activities for the kids.  Have a family night out.  Call church office, 610-929-5367 for further information.

Literacy Council of Berks County is conducting English classes for Spanish speaking adults in the Fellowship Hall. Contact the Council at 610-670-9960.

The Fellowship Hall is available to the public for special occasions. Our facility is handicapped accessible and ADA compliant. Contact the church office 610-929-5367 for information.

Senior Club of Laureldale Trips
May 13-17, Horizon Inn, VT.       $660.
Sept. 15-21  Myrtle Beach, SC    $695
A few Day Trips still available.
Contact Helen Quade at 610-929-2412.

Muhlenberg Ice Hockey Association
Come out and cheer for your Elementary, Middle School, and Varsity ice hockey teams at Body Zone. Game schedules are on the website, or friend us on Facebook. Thinking about playing next year? It's not too early to pre-register for season 2013-2014. Muhlenberg Hockey promotes co-ed scholastic ice hockey for grades 1-12. Numerous fundraising programs are offered through the club. Take advantage of skating/hockey programs offered at Body Zone during the off-season to improve your skills.  See you on the ice!
Contact: Heather Cox, Vice President (via facebook or email)

Muhlenberg Athletics Baseball
The Muhlenberg A’s will be holding their annual “All You Can Eat” Pasta Dinner, Saturday, February 23, 3 to 8 p.m. in the Muhlenberg High School Cafeteria. Adults tickets are $8, children under 12 are $5.  Take out is available, bring your own containers.

The Muhlenberg A’s will be holding sign-ups for the 2013 summer baseball season on January 19 & 20 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Township Recreation Building on River Road.  All boys, who are ages 13 to 19 and are residents of the Muhlenberg School District are welcome to sign up.  Any questions, call Rick Frank, 610-921-3561.

Muhlenberg Area Ambulance Assn.
The Muhlenberg Area Ambulance Assn. is celebrating  50 years of service to the community and surrounding areas. Organized by the Muhlenberg Lions Club in 1963, the Muhlenberg Ambulance Assn. stands ready – 24/7 – to meet your emergency care needs. The Assn. maintains 4 ambulances and a paramedic squad truck staffed by a paid staff of fully qualified EMT’s and paramedics. The Ambulance also provides CPR and first aid training to the public. Call 610-929-5774 Ext 6 for details. If you wish to become a member of the Assn., please call 610-929-5774 Ext. 2. Family memberships are $50 per year, while single memberships are $30 per year. FOR EMERGENCY CALLS, PLEASE DIAL 911.

Senior Woman's Club 
Meetings are the third Monday of the month at Applebees. Come join informative programs for members and activities to support local causes and  a scholarship to an MHS graduate. New Members are welcome. An easy group to belong to! For info, call treasurer Carol Hunsberger at 610-929-2017.

Holy Guardian Angels Church
Casino Night , 3/16/13
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. - Event begins at 5 p.m.
HGA School Social Hall and Gym

Cost: $35/ticket - includes a great meal, beer and wine. Enjoy casino games of Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Dice Games and great door prizes. Adults only – 21 years or older. For more information call Marygrace Ewart 610-929-5260.

HGA Spaghetti Supper at HGA Regional School on Saturday, 3/9/13.

Take out is from 2:00 - 4:00 and sit-down is from 4:00 - 8:00, Prices are $9 for adults and $6 for children.

Ladies Night Out Basket Bash at Holy Guardian Angels Regional School – The 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out Basket Bash will be held on Saturday, April 6th.  This basket raffle offers over 75 chances to win.  Basket themes include: tailgating, movie night, car care, sports and many, many more!  No food will be served – but you are welcome to bring your own snacks.  Soda, water, beer, wine and specialty drinks will be for sale throughout the night.  Or bring your own if you have a favorite.  Event Tickets are $15 or $115 for a table of 8.  Doors open at 5:00 PM, raffle begins at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are available at the school office, church rectory or by contacting Anne Malinowski at 610-780-7304.

Alsace Lutheran Church
Chorale Concert
1/13/13, 3 p.m. The church is located at 2201 Kutztown Road, Reading, 19605, Contact Person - Dave Rutt  610-929-8727

Alsace Lutheran Youth Group’s
All-you-can Pancake & Sausage Breakfast 3/3/13, 7 to 11 a.m.
$5 for adults; $3 for children ages 4 to 12; ages 3 and under are free.  The profit will be given to Mary's Shelter.  Mary's Shelter provides temporary housing for pregnant young women, with coordinating counseling, education and prenatal care. 

Alsace Lutheran Mission Group & Venture Crew 59BSA
3/15/13, Crab Cake Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $11.00, includes one (5.0-5.5 oz) crab cake, baked potato, homemade pepper cabbage, drinks and dessert. Extra crab cakes can be purchased for $6 each.
Eat in or take out available.  The profit will be split between the Mission Group going to Nashville, Tennessee and the Venture Crew.

4/12/13, 5 to 8  p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner & Basket Raffle
Cost is $8 for adults; $5 for ages 6 to 12; ages 5 and under are free. The profit will be used toward the Mission trip to Nashville, Tennessee.

Laureldale Recreation Board
Dominic Manzella Park has a lot to offer; there you will find a covered pavilion with a full kitchen, facilities for sand pit volleyball, horseshoes and quoits. 

If you are interested in renting the park for birthday parties, graduation parties, etc. please call the Laureldale Borough Hall 610-929-8700 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for information. 

The Board is always looking for new members. The recreation board meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Laureldale Borough Hall, 3406 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA.  Our main goal is to make sure the Laureldale playgrounds and parks are safe and fun places for our children. You must be a Laureldale Borough resident to be a member of the recreation board. 

Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
4/7/13 , 3  p.m., Inn at Reading
Spring into Mission 2013

Join us for an evening of music, food and auctions to benefit the missions and lives of our very own MSC Sisters whose U.S. Province Center has called Muhlenberg its home since 1908.  Carrie Whitmoyer ~ 610-929-2802.

Christ Church United Church of Christ
4870 Kutztown Rd., Temple
.  610-929-2020.  FREE – Community Diners – Monday Evenings 6 p.m.  2/4, 3/4, 4/1 & 5/6 Everyone welcome.

Wet Bottom Shoe-fly Pie Bake – Mondays 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15 & 5/20.  The cost is $4 per pie.  Call 610-929-2020 to order.

Saturday, March 16, Buckets of Fun and Spaghetti Diner, 4 to 7 p.m.  Tickets are $7.00 and can be reserved at 610-929-2020.  Buckets are full of many different and useful items.

Sunday, March 3, Special Celtic Workshop service featuring “The Shanachians” 10 a.m.  All are welcome.  A free will offering will be taken.

Sunday, April 14, Jazz Service, in conjunction with the Berks Jazz Fest.  The Service will be at 10 am, and a free will offering will be taken.  All are welcome.

Rummage Sale April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. and 4/28, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  $2 Bag Sale

Laurel Run Pool
Laurel Run Pool is accepting applications for the following positions for the 2013 Summer Season: Pool Manager, Assistant Manager and Snack Bar Manager - The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013. 

Lifeguards and Snack Bar Workers - The deadline for applications is February 28, 2013. 

Please send a letter of interest for all positions to  For more information about Laurel Run Pool visit

Goodwill Fire Company
The Goodwill Fire Co. Volunteers thank you for your support!

Fundraising Event - Easter Flower Sale – at Madison Ave. fire station – 3 days, 3/28 & 3/29 – from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 3/30 – from 9 a.m. to ? p.m.

Tips for Fire Prevention - Establish & practice home escape routes

Practice safety with candles, gas lamps, auxiliary heaters, and generators.  Fireplace safety – annual chimney cleaning recommended

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors – test & replace batteries annually
Fire Extinguishers – keep current, know when & how to use them.

Volunteers Needed! - Call Tom White 610-207-3660 with any questions regarding Fire Service Opportunities.

Good Shepherd UCC
170 Tuckerton Rd, Reading, PA 610-926-2038
Cloister Car Wash Coupons on sale $8, Dec 18 to Jan 20, Valid until June 2013

Rummage and White Elephant Sale
Fri – March 15  4 to 8 p.m., Sat – March 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Homemade Pot Pie Dinner
Sat – April 13    4 to 7 p.m., Adults $8, Children under 10 free
Meals to go available

Diakon Volunteer Home Care
Are you aware that there are services available in your area of Berks County in the form of transportation to medical, social service appointments, and grocery shopping for people aged 60 and above?  Services are provided free of charge.  If you are age 60 and above, can get in and out of a car independently, and are having difficulty with transportation to much needed services, please call our office.  We may be able to help.

If you are someone who has an hour or so to spare and would like to help a senior in your community, please call our office. 

Diakon Volunteer Home Care is an interfaith outreach ministry responding to the needs of the community by offering help to individuals aged 60 and above through the support of caring volunteers. 

Call us! We can be reached at 866-844-9091, M-F 8:30  a.m. – 4 p.m.  Working together we can impact the lives of older adults in your community.