The World Affairs Council of Greater Reading has these programs ready:
June 9, noon: “Dollars for Scholars”
Since the inception of the Alan Miller Scholarship Program, nine Berks County High School graduates have been awarded scholarships to help them pursue further studies in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or related global studies. The broadcast discussion will provide an update on the scholarship program, feature interviews with previous student recipients, and introduce 2021 grant recipients.
Miller was a longtime, active member of the World Affairs Council and a former solicitor for Berks County. The scholarship fund financial support is provided by generous donations and the popular Pub Global Trivia program.
June 22, 8:30 a.m.: “Ukraine: A Personal Perspective” with Dr. Timothy Medianick.
Medianick of Boulevard Dental Associates, Kenhorst, is a native of Ukraine. One of 10 children, his family immigrated to the United States when he was 13. Medianick is a graduate of Messiah College and the Temple University of School of Dentistry.
Medianick has returned to Ukraine twice in recent years to perform dental services. Medianick will share his perspective on the current political, social and economic conditions in Ukraine. He will relate compelling, human stories about treating the soldiers and the children in the orphanage.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-375-7880
‘A Matter of Balance’
The Wyomissing Public Library and Berks Encore will offer the first of eight sessions of “A Matter of Balance” June 9 at 1 p.m. in the library community room at 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing.
Sessions will continue Mondays and Wednesdays through July 7.
The nationally recognized program is designed specifically for adults 60 and older to learn about things they can do to prevent the risk of falling at home.
Kathy Roberts, director of Health & Wellness at Berks Encore, is the instructor.
To register for the free program: email@example.com or 610-374-2385.
Flag Day ceremony
The Heidelberg Heritage Society will hold its annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14 at 7 p.m.
Local Scouts, members of the Patriotic Order Sons of America and a community orchestra will join in the celebration at the society grove, 182 W. Penn Ave. Wernersville.
The community is invited and anyone can bring American flags to be retired.
State Rep. Mark Rozzi is hosting a free shredding for his constituents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lot behind Rozzi’s district office, 4933 Kutztown Road, Temple.
There is a limit of five boxes for each household, and attendees are asked to open their trunks and remain in their vehicles while Rozzi and his team unload the items.
Newspapers, magazines and journals will not be accepted.
The event will be held rain or shine and may end sooner than scheduled if the truck is full. Shredding is done on-site, and all shredded paper will be recycled.
Common types of unwanted items for shredding include credit card statements or applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information.
Anyone with questions should call Rozzi’s office at 610-921-8921.
Send items of community interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.