COVID, flu vaccination clinic planned in Reading

Opportunity House is hosting a COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinic for adult children on July 1 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Second Street Learning Center, 430 N. Second St., Reading.

The event is open to the community. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is preferred. To register, contact Danielle Palermo at 610-374-4696 ext: 245 or [email protected]

The clinic is organized in collaboration with the Reading Community Pharmacy. Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will be available for first and second doses as well as boosters. There will be a flu vaccine for adults and children. Bring insurance cards for any family member receiving an injection.

COVID-19 shots are free and flu shots are free with insurance. Uninsured people must pay a $25 fee for flu shots.

People aged 5 and over can receive the COVID vaccine. The full shot is accessible to people from the age of 6 months. Parents must be present for children to receive vaccines.

People 50 or older or with immune deficiencies are eligible for a second COVID booster.

Penn State Camps

Penn State Berks is bringing back its in-person summer camps designed for middle- and high-school-aged participants. Camps will take place on weekdays throughout the month of July.

For middle schoolers, the college offers several Black Rocket camps, all related to science, technology, education, and math. These camps focus on esports, creating YouTube content, ROBLOX coding, and becoming an inventor.

Fans of the 1980s can sign up for “Camp Know Where,” loosely based on the hit TV show “Stranger Things.” There will be a writing camp with Katarina Illona, ​​Penn State alumnus, published author of the book “Bedtime Tails: A New Adventure.” Finally, moviegoers can produce their own works using an iPad, their own accessories and their imagination. Family members will be invited to sit down and enjoy the popcorn that accompanies the screening of films made during the camp week.

There will be a one-day health careers camp where participants can interact with health care professionals, followed by a hands-on activity. Mental health, dental, nursing, and occupational therapy/physiotherapy professionals will attend, and lunch is included in the $25 registration fee.

High school camps include a cybersecurity camp led by a Penn State security and risk analysis faculty member; and a “Race Cars and Rockets” engineering camp in which participants can design and build cars and rockets for camp competition.

For more information and a complete list of all Penn State Berks summer camps, visit

Mühlenberg concerts

Muhlenberg Township hosts a series of free concerts on Friday evenings in July and August at Jim Dietrich Park. Each concert takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

There will be food vendors at each concert as well as adult drinks for sale by Pollen Consolidated’s POP Truck. Participants are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks.

The range is as follows:

June 24: Brass Pockets with Spuds Gourmet Burgers, Castanada’s and Kona Ice as vendors.

July 8: Frog Holler with Comalli’s, Whitmoyer Concessions and Candy’s Ice Cream as vendors

July 22: John King Dance Band with K-town Pub and Sweet Rides as vendors

August 5: Black Ties with Wingman Food Truck and Kona Ice as vendors

August 19 is a rainy date.

The concerts are sponsored by the Muhlenberg Arts Board. Admission is free, but a donation jar will be distributed at intermission.

For more information, call 610-929-4727.

The Beginnings of Drift Jam

The Drift Jam is a new event for the canton of Muhlenberg. Part one is a lazy afternoon floating in a kayak on the Schuylkill River from the Leesport area to Jim Dietrich Park on July 16. Participants should meet near the red brick pavilion in the park at noon, then proceed on their own to the post office in Leesport. to access the river.

Rental equipment will be provided by Blue Marsh Outdoors (BMO) and costs $35 per person. Participants must wear a life jacket and sign waiver forms. Those who bring their own equipment will be charged a $10 fee.

Event and equipment registration is available through July 8 at under Facility and Program Rentals

The second part is clam cooking and a musical jam in front of the farm in Jim Dietrich Park. There will be performances by Havana Budda at 4 p.m. and Dave Kline and the Report at 6:30 p.m. with a tribute to the Rolling Stones and Credence Clearwater Revival.

Clam pastries must be ordered by July 8 on the township website.

Drinks and food from outside will not be permitted at this event. Chef Shef’s Caterer and Lio Colon’s Food Bus will be on hand for food purchases, and adult beverages will be sold in the beer tent area.

For more information, call 610-929-4727 or check out the Facebook event page at Drift Jam & Clam Bake.

Summer flea market

The Muhlenberg Township Park Department is hosting a summer flea market on July 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the grassy parking lot of Jim Dietrich Park.

Spaces are available for vendors to rent for $15 each. Only 120 places are available. To book, go to Contact the township for restrictions on what items can be sold and other details.

Refreshments will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the Muhlenberg Community Library.

Bereavement support

The sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group for those who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a spouse or other loved one will meet on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Exeter Community Library. It’s free and no registration is required. For more information or a free copy of our newsletter, please call 717-866-2401 or email [email protected] or

Movie premiere

An ongoing movement by local youth to fight racism in our community has been documented in the new film “Stand Together”. The hour-long documentary tells the story of the Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading students’ Stand Together Against Racism initiative, or STAR to combat racism through youth-initiated and facilitated education and dialogue.

The film will have its public premiere on July 6 at 7 p.m. at the Goggleworks Theatre, 201 Washington St, Reading. Tickets will be available at the door.

The film was directed by Julia Adilman, a student at Wilson High School. It is a testament to the power of young people to create change. “I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to not only learn more about STAR, but to give voice to such an incredible youth-led initiative,” she said. “What STAR does for our community is so important, and it is imperative that their story be heard. I am privileged to have played a small part in their story.

Over the past 18 months, the STAR movement has engaged hundreds of people in education and awareness initiatives as well as projects supporting racial equity.

For more information on how to get involved or support the STAR movement, visit

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