EVENTS

All Hometown Days events are open to the public

Tuesday, September 1st through Sunday, September 27th, 2020

DRAW 2020: Due to the Covid-19 emergency, the Downtown Reading Art Walk has been postponed until September.

Following on the popularity of Reading 375's "Paint The Town" local artists will display their work in windows throughout the business district. This year's Theme : 2020 Visions of Serenity

Draw Together Workshops:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic:

We are not currently hosting Draw together workshops. 

We will reschedule these as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Local artists are invited to create two-dimensional works of art that fit with the theme “2020 Visions of Serenity”
Please email your intention to: draw01867@gmail.com  by August 15th and include: a photograph of your artwork (work in progress is okay), Title, Medium, and Dimensions.
Please include: Title, Medium, Size, and Artist Name
  Artwork Submission:  Tuesday, Sept. 1st, 3-8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 25 Woburn Street, Reading
Art  on View: Walk through downtown to see artwork on display 
September 6th through September 27th
Location:  Various Downtown Venues to be announced
For more information: www.facebook.com/DRAW01867
 
Art and Community Reception:   
Artists Meet and Greet: This reception will officially kick off the month-long downtown art show.  Here you can meet the artists, see a preview of the submissions, and get your roadmap of display venues
Date: To be determined
Location: Pleasant Street Center
 

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

PorchFest

July 3rd and 4th

Building on the popularity of Reading’s inaugural PorchFest at Reading 375, we had planned an even bigger and better version for this year.  

Obviously, that can’t happen.

To keep this new tradition alive for this year, we hosted a virtual PorchFest.  On July 3rd and July 4th, starting at 3PM, We presented eighteen performances over 15 hours of programming.

The entire program was shown on RCTV local access channels, RCTV’s Youtube channel, and on Facebook/Reading Porchfest 2020.

 

The Reading PorchFest 2020 Committee thanks the following performers/bands

Highway 49

Art Grossman

The Bob Kramer Band

Anne Sandstrom

The Fool’s Agenda

Ric Page

The Woodland Boys

Five Against None

John Loretz

Ken Gordon

Generation Knot

The Strungout Playboys

The Beckman Family

The Melted Chapstix

 

We could not have done it without you.

Monday, June 1st through Sunday, June 14th, 2020

Samantha's Harvest Virtual 5K/10K Run/Walk

OUR 5K IS VIRTUAL THIS YEAR!

#RunApartTogether…at your own pace!

That’s right, we are still hosting our annual 5k Family Walk/Run and we hope you will join the fun!

You will have two weeks from June 1 – June 14 to complete the race! A bib will be mailed to you as a keepsake but not necessary for you to wear or have to run or walk.

As sad as we are not to have the 5K as usual, we are still able to do it this way and look forward to your help in meeting our goals to improve medical, educational and recreational programming for people with Down Syndrome of all ages.

Samantha’s Harvest works to raise awareness by providing funding for programs and organizations that directly enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. 

Samantha says it best: “People are sometimes afraid of people who are different than they are. I try to remember that the way to treat all people is the exact way you want to be treated.” 

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Friends and Family Day

The Lions Club annual outdoor celebration featuring community booths, kids' activities, and musical entertainment.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the need for social distancing, Friends and Family Day Activities have been cancelled for 2020.  We look forward to a return to festivities in 2021.
 For more information, contact 
readinglions01867@gmail.com  

Jams for Jake

The annual celebration of music and community presented by The Beatheart Foundation.

Time: 10:30am to 3:00pm 
Location: Birch Meadow Field
 For more information, visit: 
jamsforjake.com

Food Truck Festival - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

No need to pack food or go home to eat! While you are enjoying Jams for Jake and getting ready for the FORR fireworks, purchase refreshments from a variety of food trucks offering deliious meals, snacks, and sweets. Please remember to bring cash to purchase food.

Time: 3:30

CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC SOCIAL DISTANCING

Fireworks

Reading's annual display of pyrotechnics sponsored by Friends of Reading Recreation caps off Friends and Family Day in spectacular fashion.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the need for social distancing, Friends and Family Day Activities, including the fireworks, have been cancelled for 2020.  We look forward to a return to festivities in 2021.
For additional information, visit:
forr01867.org

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Eats and Beats

Join us at the Reading Public Library for Global Eats/Summer Beats, RPL's third annual launch of all things summer, including the summer reading program. Gather family and friends. This all-ages community party features food truck favorites and festive music! The concert is free, bring cash for food trucks and beer garden. Event is rain or shine.

Time:  5:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: RPL Parking Lot
For additional information, visit:
readingpl.org
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