Category: Community Events

Springtime is just around the corner

The following tree-related springtime events are coordinated by the Bernville Borough Shade Tree Commission.  Residents, scouts, students, friends of the borough, and any interested party are welcomed to participate in any activity.  Please bring along a set of work gloves if participating and wear appropriate shoes.  Individuals who volunteer may stay for however long they choose; everyone’s efforts will be sincerely appreciated. 

March 23 – Stan Clay Park Spring Clean-Up – work starts at 9 a.m. and includes light tree pruning, tree mulching, leaf raking, and general park clean-up. For those who may be new, a training session on light tree pruning and tree mulching will be offered at 9 a.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes. 

April 6 – Tree Planting at Umbenhauer Park – we will plant about 90 trees/shrubs of all sizes on April 6th at Umbenhauer Park (at least get the replanting effort started); the work will begin at 9 a.m.  This will focus on digging holes and mulching trees that we plant.  Some trees likely can be planted in 10 minutes, but others of a larger scale may take a bit of an effort.  Thus, this activity involves a bit more physical effort, so for those of you seeking a challenge of a physical nature, please consider joining us.  Please bring a shovel (or two) if you have it.  

May 4 – Arbor Day at Umbenhauer Park.  This day recognizes the importance of trees in our community and the environment.  Our normal Arbor Day routine starts at 9 a.m. and we work for two hours (rake leaves, mulch trees, pick up small branches, clean picnic tables, light tree pruning, general park clean-up, etc.).  After the work session, a formal Arbor Day tree planting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m.   

All volunteers are welcomed to participate in any of these events and the borough thanks you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact borough hall.   

Thank You – Bernville Borough Shade Tree Commission

Science Camp

Participants will learn about atoms and their components (neutrons, protons, & electrons), the way atoms interact to form molecules, and be introduced to the periodic table of elements. They will also learn the states in which matter can exist (solid, liquid, and gas) and how matter can change between these states. The camp will consist of discussions, hands on experiments, and activities.

Kids ages 9-12 can stop by the library to pick up a registration form. Registration fee is $25, and space is limited to 25 participants.

Community Day

This year’s Community Day is the biggest yet, with a variety of family-friendly events all day, starting early and ending with the annual fireworks show.  Here’s an overview of the day:

8:45 a.m. – Flag raising ceremony
9:00 a.m. – 5 K Road Race and 1K Walk (9:30 a.m.), benefiting Epilepsy Awareness.  There is still time to sign up.  Note: Some borough roads may be temporarily blocked.
Noon – 4 p.m. – Craft Fair/Vendor Fair; check out the numerous items for sale.
2 – 3 p.m. – Bernville’s Got Talent Show in the band shell. Participants welcome.
4 – 6 p.m. – The Happy Dutchmen German Band plays toe-tapping tunes.
5 – 8 p.m. – The Art Bus will be here for youngsters.
5 – 7 p.m. – Cow Pie Bingo. $10/ticket; call 484-955-6969 to purchase.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Drew and The Blue perform their energetic music.
8:30 – 9 p.m. – Bernville’s Got Talent: winning acts perform.
9:15 p.m. – Fireworks!

Other activities to look forward to in the park (starting at 4:00 p.m.): silent auction, used book sale, baking contest, Boyer’s Basket Walks, water balloon battles, and plenty of good food for sale. Calvaresi winery will be selling their wine.  In addition, a radar gun will be in the park—see how fast you can throw, and sign up for youth fall baseball.  Representatives from Penn State Health St. Joseph’s will be in the park for basic health screenings and information, and the Animal Rescue League of Berks Co, Inc. will be on hand as well.  Several state and county elected officials have been invited and may make an appearance.  This is a prime opportunity to meet them, shake their hands, or ask them questions.   Additionally, the Bernville Pool will be open and free for all from noon to 8:00 p.m.!  (Do not bring outside food or beverages.)

Be sure to checkout the borough’s Facebook page for more information.

Bernville Community Day will be held rain or shine.  Remember to bring a chair.  As always, admission is free, and everyone is welcome!