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“Who Do You Think You Are,” an introduction to genealogy sponsored by the Friends of the Fleetwood Area Public Library, will be held Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room of Keystone Villa, 501 Hoch Road, Blandon.

The featured speaker, Charleen Stehman, a librarian at the Berks Genealogical Society, will explain the basics of researching family history with Berks County resources.

The program is free, but registration is requested by calling the Fleetwood Area Public Library at 610-944-0146.

• The 7th Masonic District is hosting an open house Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Reading Masonic Center, 300 S. Seventh Ave., West Reading. The event will feature tours of the building and information on Freemasons’ history, mission and work in the community. Continental breakfast will be served.

For more information, contact Doug Trainer at 610-207-2267.

• Carol Gardecki will discuss the Constitution Wednesday and May 23 at the West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, 101 Woodside Ave., West Lawn.

The free seminar begins each night at 7 p.m.

The discussions are based on the book “The 5000 Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World” by W. Cleon Skousen.

• The fourth annual Run for Corey, a 5K run and 1-mile walk event, will be held May 20 at Alsace Township Playground in Alsace Manor.

Registration is at 8 a.m. The run will begin at 9, followed by the walk at 9:40.

The fee is $25 for the run and $20 for the walk. Participants will receive a T-shirt.

The event is organized by the township recreation board. For more information, call 610-929-5324.

• The Sew-N-Sew Club of Reading and Allentown is celebrating 41 years of helping its communities. The club is presenting its scholarship fashion show and banquet on May 20 at the Riveredge along Route 183 in Greenfields.

The theme is “Ultimate Fashions on the Runway.”

Doors open at 3 p.m., dinner starts at 4 and the show is at 5.

Tickets must be purchased by May 13.

The cost is $20 for those age 12 and under and $45 for all others.

Send ticket orders to Dorothy Berry, 239 S. Fourth St., Reading, PA 19602. Make money orders payable to the Sew-N-Sew Club.

• Red Lobster has donated restaurant tables, chairs, booths, bar stools, light fixtures, decorations and other items to the Habitat for Humanity Berks ReStore, 5370 Allentown Pike, Muhlenberg Township.

The furnishings and items will be available for resale to the public today.

Red Lobster is making the donation here and in other areas because it is remodeling many of its locations.

• Weis Markets has launched its annual Weis Paws for Pets program and is asking customers to donate money, pet food and supplies in May to aid local animal shelters and rescue organizations.

In Berks County, organizations to benefit from the program are the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Cumru Township; the Humane Society of Berks County, Reading; One by One Cat Rescue, Kutztown; and First State Greyhound Rescue Inc., Blandon.

A new option this year allows customers to make donations when they purchase vouchers of $1, $3 or $5, or Paws for Pets bracelets for $1.

More information is available at www.weismarkets.com.

Please submit your Bulletin Board items of community interest by email to news@readingeagle.com or by fax to 610-371-5098.

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