Community & Events

Local Events:

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 – 2nd Friday on Penn Ave
    The second Friday of every month is a special time on Penn Corridor. Take a ride (or a walk) on Penn Street in Reading or Penn Avenue in West Reading and Wyomissing and take advantage of everything the Corridor has to offer. Visit cool shops, go to great restaurants, and explore arts and entertainment venues!
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 – Food Truck Festival in VF’s Parking Lot
    Don’t forget to swing by the VF parking lot, just 2 blocks from our shop, to enjoy some special food. The annual food truck festival is sure to please!
  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 – Costumes on the Corridor (5-7pm)
    Each year, hundreds of families enjoy a night of family fun along Penn Avenue during Costumes on the Corridor, a safe Trick-or-Treat event courtesy of the West Reading merchants!
    Local Businesses along the 400 – 700 block of Penn Avenue will be staying open late to hand out treats or (tricks!) to young Trick-or-Treaters. Don“t forget to stay for the Harvest Hayrides & Haunted House at the West Reading Playground starting at 7 PM on October 21st  &  22nd!
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016 – Holiday Glow Celebration
    There’s no place like home for the holidays! Enjoy the charm of West Reading’s independently-owned boutiques and restaurants with special holiday hours, promotional activities, and personalized service. From Small Business Saturday to quaint carriage rides through town, we’ve got something to make your holiday season merry and bright! So make your list and check it twice, West Reading is nothing but nice.

Local Indoor Rock Climbing Gyms:

  • Reading Rocks – Reading Rocks offers a variety of rock climbing for all abilities, as well as Birthday Parties, Indoor Ropes Course, Teambuilding, Seminars, AMGA Certified Guided Outdoor Climbing and MORE!
  • Climbnasium – One of PA’s finest indoor rock climbing facilities, Climbnasium offers into courses, bouldering, yoga, birthday parties, a climbing team & more!
  • Spooky Nook Sports – Located just outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Spooky Nook Sports is the largest indoor sports complex in the United States, providing regulation courts and playing fields for more than a dozen sports under one roof, including an extensive climbing center.  Check this place out and you’ll be impressed with the world-class facilities that keep individuals, families & groups small and large coming back.
  • Philidelphia Rock Gyms
  • North Summit Rock Climbing Gym – Poconos’ favorite climbing gym! Located in Wind Gap, PA, North Summit is run by a group of passionate climbers who love hard bouldering routes. Check it out next time you’re ready to crush!

Local Outdoor Climbing:

  • Birdsboro Rock Quarry – Birdsboro Climbing Quarry is one of Pennsylvania’s most accessible Sport Climbing areas. Located only 50 miles Northwest of Philadelphia it serves the Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania climbing community with nearly 150 Routes that range in difficulty from 5.0 to 5.14. This area has been in existence since 1993 and is maintained and funded by the Birdsboro Area Climbers Association, a local climbing community.
  • Safe Harbor Climbing – Safe Harbor, approached through the village of the same name, is a sport crag that was closed for most of the last 15 years. Though originally established as a runout (R and X) trad crag, it is now one of Pennsylvania’s best sport climbing destinations. Most rock here is low angle with good friction, with a few steeper lines mixed in; like the classic steep arete Wonderama (5.12b) in Safe Harbor South. The walls of Safe Harbor all face west-southwest, giving it plenty of daylight – very inviting in cool weather. After dark some climb by headlamp. Conestoga township now owns the land that Safe Harbor South is on, and access is free and open as of November 2011.
  • Keystone Guide Service  – Not sure how or where to get started?  Contact our friends at Keystone Guide Service and they’ll cheerfully take you out and show you the ropes!

Local Athletes:

  • Bob Scheidt, Diabetes Crusader – Bob Scheidt has been bat­tling the dragon of dia­betes since he was 18 years old. Now, at the age of 57 and on the cusp of a new adventure, Bob seeks not to slay the dragon but to harness its power—and maybe use that power to make the world a better place.  Follow Bob on his current quest as he walks across Europe to spread awareness for Diabetes.
  • Christøpher Miller, local climbing athlete & photographer –   instagram @deadpointexposure

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