Kathy Roberts will present “Safe Gardening for Seniors,” a free virtual program on May 20 at 6 p.m. for the Wyomissing Public Library.
Roberts, a health and wellness educator at Berks Encore, will discuss gardening practices, offer professional advice and tips on safety.
Register for the Zoom program at email@example.com or 610-374-2385.
The library will host a plant swap May 22 at 9 a.m. on the library grounds at 9 Reading Blvd.
Gardeners and plant lovers are invited to bring a maximum of 10 plants, including vegetables and flowers, and trade for others. The drop-off date for plants is May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All plants must be in containers and labeled with the plant name and growing conditions.
Same registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-374-2385.
The Leesport Museum, 128 Main St., will host an open house and book signing on June 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate World War II week with author Susan Snyder, who compiled a book of letters written by her father-in-law, Luke Snyder, while stationed in Italy.
This day-to-day account makes real the trials a soldier endures, and the letters longing for his home and wife.
The ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course conducted by Penn State Extension will be held at Penn State Extension Lebanon County, 2120 Cornwall Road, Lebanon on June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The exam is June 15 at 11 a.m.
The classes taught by certified ServSafe instructors will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling, and serving the food, as well as proper methods of sanitizing food service facilities.
After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate. This certification is good for five years.
The course fee of $185 covers the cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet, and learning materials. To register, visit extension.psu.edu/servsafe or call 877-345-0691.
To see more ServSafe courses offered in your area, visit extension.psu.edu/servsafe.
Safety seat checks
State police at Reading based Troop L will run free car safety seat checks in conjunction with Click It or Ticket at the troop headquarters, 600 Kenhorst Blvd.
- May 17, 2 to 8 p.m.
- May 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Any questions: 610-378-4036. No appointment is necessary.
The Energy Co-op is holding a free webinar May 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the latest information about electric vehicles.
This event will focus on the opportunities and challenges presented by electric vehicles in southeastern Pennsylvania and around the country, organizers said.
More details at www.theenergy.coop/upcoming-events.
The presenters include:
- Lee Berger, a Phoenixville reading specialist who has been driving all-electric cars for the past eight years.
- Amy Bernknopf, the associate manager of the Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
- David Dlugosz, who works for the Philadelphia Department of Streets as a traffic engineer.
- Rob Graff, who works at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission developing initiatives to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and to prepare the region for the long-term impacts of climate change.
Boyertown Woman’s Club
Members of the Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club recently donated $8,200 to Susan Lopez, director of the Boyertown Community Library, organizers said.
The money was raised through a basket raffle in March. It was the club’s largest fundraiser with about 240 attendees, organizers said.
The Stouchsburg community yard sale is June 5 starting at 7 a.m.
All proceeds benefit upgrades at the Marion Township playground.
Earth Day results
Chuck’s Auto Salvage, which has sites in Douglassville and York recently had about 200 households attend its Earth Day event, organizers said
Chuck’s collected 521 tires, 506 gallons of oil, 92 gallons of antifreeze and 57 batteries/various parts, the company said.
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