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April 26, 7:00pm: Get ready to dance down the aisles and sing along to the irresistible tunes of ABBA in Wyomissing Area High School’s version of Mamma Mia! Follow Sophie’s quest to discover her father’s identity on the sunny shores of a Greek island as her wedding approaches. With hilarious antics, heartwarming moments, and a soundtrack that will have you tapping your feet, Mamma Mia! is a feel-good musical of love, laughter, and the power of friendship that will leave you smiling after the curtain falls. April 26 at 7pm and April 27 at 1pm and 7pm. To purchase tickets, visit Don’t risk being turned away because of a sold-out crowd! Buying online ensures the best remaining seats and saves on the price of your tickets.

April 27: Opening Day at the Berks County Heritage Center from 10 am-4pm. Visit the Berks County Heritage Center during the 2024 season. The park’s museums will be open Thursdays-Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm and on Sundays 12pm to 4pm. Tours of the National Historic Landmark, the Gruber Wagon Works will be offered every hour during the Heritage Center’s operating hours with the last tours departing at 3 pm. The Canal Center will be open for walk-in visitors by suggested donation during the operating hours of the site. The Epler’s One Room Schoolhouse will be open on Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 12 pm to 4 pm. The Visitor Center Barn will be open and staffed during the Heritage Center’s hours of operation, which includes the Snack Bar and Country Store Thursdays through Sundays.

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April 27, 11:00 – 2:00pm: the YMCA of Reading & Berks County and Berks Parks & Recreation are partnering to host Healthy Kids Day, previously called Family Fun Day, at Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Reading, PA 19605. Free and open to the public, this community event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families, and a healthy start to the summer season.

April 28, 1:00 – 5:00pm: Reading Science Center inaugural Celebrate Science Day! Come explore numerous types of science including, physics, chemistry, botany, engineering, astro physics, health sciences, radiology, agriculture, entomology, herbology, plus enjoy food, music, and roaming science characters. Event to be held at Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health at 50 Innovation Way, Wyomissing. Admission and parking is free for all guests.

April 28: Wildflower Walk. 9am @ Antietam Lake Park, Angora Trailhead. Walk the trails at Antietam Lake Park with staff member Kathy Grim to discover spring wildflowers throughout the park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Free, Registration suggested.

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August 11, 11:00-2:00pm: Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County 9th Annual Pink Passion for Fashion Show and Luncheon. Fashion Show will showcase Breast Cancer Survivors and “Shining Stars” at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Reading, 701 Penn Street, Reading , PA 19601. Tickets are $75. RSVP deadline is July 26th, 2024. (Reservations limited to 400 people)

Continuing Events

January 20 – May 12: In Nature All Around Us exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. visitors will discover the hidden worlds and rich ecosystems within familiar places from their own backyard to Main Street. They will explore the ways our daily lives are intertwined with nature—how trees cool our neighborhoods, how streams carry storm water away from our homes, and how spending time in nearby nature keeps us healthy. Visitors will meet citizen scientists who record nature in their communities and learn more about how to get involved in their own communities. Details:

January 20 – May 5: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. Illustration has played an integral role in scientific discovery for centuries. Images were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge and to accompany important scientific works in disciplines ranging from astronomy to zoology. Travel back in time as you explore 40 striking scientific illustrations spanning five centuries and try your hand at scientific illustration in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration, a new exhibition displayed in The Museum’s World Cultures and Meinig Family Galleries. Details:

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January 13 – May 12: Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. A giant of post-War documentary photography and film, Brooklyn, NY native Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. Details:

February 17 – June 2: The Reading Public Museum is pleased to present Ayana Ross: Whence You Came, an engaging body of recent work by Atlanta-area contemporary figurative painter Ayana Ross (born 1977). Ross’s subjects are everyday figures, which are inspired by the events in her family’s own history in the American South. The artist captures poignant, sometimes nostalgic, moments that address broader issues of identity, race, family, and memory. Her large-scale compositions often include monumental figures and bold graphic fields of pattern and color. The exhibition at RPM will include more than a dozen of her recent canvases. Details: