Monday, February 23, 2009

Collard Greens and Hot Potatoes

I was out of intriguing intro titles so I just went with the absurd- which is good for the kids!
Anyway, WOW! What a weekend we did have with an amazing Art gallery in house and fabulous music to boot. Friday and Saturday night were both hoppin' and I would like to personally thank the participating artists and musicians who shared the time and talent with the Boyertown community and fortunately got some recipocrative love through sales and tips. And to put this out on the table- we are housing these Art Galleries once a month highlighting the work of 5-7 local artists, so if interested please email and Music happens every weekend so interested performers please email Thank ya!!!
The week is upon us in full glory. We got a lot in the mix so focus and absorb.

Monday, Future, 7-8PM
We are generating a Monday evening yoga class facilitated by Jillian Sprout so keep that in mind and if you mind please leave a note on the blog stating your interest.

Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 7-8PM
It is Flag Day in Mexico and in honor Imra is back at the cafe hoping to catch eager CHESS players ready to game it up and learn. We have mulitple boards so come in droves.

Wednesday, Feb. 25th
It is Ash Wednesday and we have Yoga ALL DAY
Donna O'Rourke is continuing her class offering a more personalized yoga exercise geared towards moms free from pre-schoolers and elementary children and ladies who just want to get out of the house.
Sam C instructs a larger evening Vinyasa style Yoga that is both serious and fun and equally rewarding for Newbies and regulars. This is a "donation please" class and consider staying before or after for a drink or snack.

Thursday, Feb. 26th, 7PM
Local State Representative, David Kessler, is cafe bound to kick off our "Political Perspectives" events that hopefully with be a regular (monthly) interaction between the community and local and state political leaders. This will be more of a presentation type evening but hopefully it will also include open-forum discussion about how to best serve our community.

Friday, Feb. 27th, 7-11PM
Not only does Cappi Hour happen from 5-7PM, we have AMAZING music happening with 61South coming to little ol' Boyertown from upstate PA. This is a well known classic blues band that will not dissappoint you so please, please tell friends to show up at 7 to hear them rock the house. You can find their goodness at
From 9-11 Micky B is back with us doing his solo guitar and harmonica act and he'll be feeling the blues so it should be heart felt melodies.

Saturday, Feb. 28th, 6-10:30 PM
Another two fold night includes our own Mike Holliday playing from 6-8. Besides being a great local musician, Mike is a friend of the cafe facilitating our developing Open-Mic night and graciously making personal invites to new and talented musicians to play at the Bean.
Following Mike, is Haley Sheeler,, who has a country rock thing going on up in the Reading area. This is her first time so please welcome her to Boyertown.

Sunday, Mar. 1st, 2PM
YOGA Time for Kids is at the Bean with their second month of Free yoga classes for children aged 5-11. This is a great time for kids with yoga, music, dance, singing and all around fun given per gratis. This is an opportunity to be introduced to the ongoing Kids Yoga classes offered at serveral local facilities but enjoy this afternoon at the cafe as your kids enjoy themselves.
Front Porch Church is kicking off March featuring Rob Bellavision and the film "Rain" which looks at suffering and trial as a part of the story and journey of faith and love. We are a group of young and old folks, getting together for an informal evening of fellowship and learning over coffe and convo. Interested folks can ask questions to

That's what we got.
Thanks so much for your continued support and patronage. You are a blessing.
Much Love
Mr. Bean

Monday, February 16, 2009

Are we still in Love?

Dear Neighbor's-

So, Valentine's Day has come and gone and Trotter the Horse lost his shoe so the carriage rides did not happen. We hope that all of you had a romantic weekend and took advantage of your loved ones full attention. We also trust that your are not loved out into apathy so remind your lover and family and friends that today, Monday, February 16th, 2009, "I love you!"

There is a bunch of goodness happening this week that needs its due attention to details. Some of our music for this weekend is still in the works so please bear with us and if you have a good voice and like to entertain, consider signing up for a gig here at the cafe. Here goes it...

Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 9:30-10:45AM

Our AM Yoga class is meeting up again after last weeks introductory class. Donna O'Rourke is instructing this new class and is looking for folks with daytime freetime to jump in as a drop-in for 10$ or sign up for a full 6week session for 55$ Come out this week to try it out.


Evening Yoga class is still going strong with weekly participation well over 20 people. Sam is continually changing up the dynamics of the class integrating different aspects of Vinyasa style yoga so come to experiment and work on your practice. We are asking for a 2$ donation!

Thursday, Feb. 19th, 7-9PM
Cafe Perspectives is highlighting the campaigns of 2 organizations this night with brief presentations followed by "mingle, get to know you time" afterwards. The two groups are One Village Coffee ( and Pedal Power which is a part of the Urban Promise non-profit operating out of Camden, NJ( Both orgs are dynamicly working in inner-city and international environments to benefit children and communities suffering from poverty and inability to grow. Please consider joining us for this evening to learn and to support these excellent missions.

Friday, Feb. 20th, 6-8PM
ART, ART, ART! Cafe Gallery is in house again for February with the opening reception happening from 6-8PM. Although the art is displayed and available for sale all weekend, Friday night is a festive time to mingle with other lovers of art and meet the artists themselves. Featured artists include art Lesta Bertoia, John Walsh, Brian Artim and various Clay on Main artists as well as our "Host Artists"- Arline Christ and Denise Bennett. Please come and enjoy!

Like I said, we needed to round up some musicians and we found some. Julie and her boyfriend are part of a band called Slick Mickey that does Bluesy, Folksy stuff and they will be here on Friday night and soon with the entire band. You can check them out at

Saturday, Feb. 21st, 7-10PM
First off we are going to try to the Carriage Rides again for this Saturday night. Trotter did loose a shoe which nixxed the rides for Valentine's night. Joe managed to get to Foot Locker yesterday so Trotter the horse is in shape to get the carriage riding again this weekend. Please consider reserving seats at the cafe for 5$ a person down-payment and tickets overall are 10$ for adults and 5$ for kids for the 20 minute ride.

From 7-9 and then some a really dynamic musical duo is performing at the Bean for the first time. Christine and Chad are in house with amazing guitar and vocals strung together beautifully. These musicians met at another local coffee shop and are developing their own musical identity and we are excited to have them with us at the Bean.

Sunday, Feb. 22nd, 7PM
Front Porch Church is spending the evening with the Boyertown Community a Studio B as all of us dive into the realm of collective Story. The night is being facilitated by a Kutztown english student who is researching the marriage of story and community. Please consider joining us for the evening and bring a story to tell.

Please keep in mind our Town Hall meeting happening next Thursday with our local Representative, David Kessler joining us. Also, we are developing a support group for our family and friends with disabilities and sickness so we will shoot info as it comes.

That's what we got.
Much Love
Mr. Bean

Monday, February 9, 2009

Fifty Degree February

Dear Friends-
Mr. GroundHog animal is probably shivering in his hole-home after scurrying back rather quickly last week- he is missing out on this beautiful weather but he's probably right about the longevity of this winter. But we'll take what we get and enjoy these next couple of days.
A special thanks to all of you who came out on Friday and Saturday night to enjoy Cappi Hour and the amazing music. We had a record crowd on Saturday night for Leon & Scott and Rocket 88 and it was such a pleasure to be on staff serving the masses and enjoying the melodies. We have a hoppin' week coming so please sift through the following details and flavors.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 9:30-10:45AM
We have our introductory morning Yoga class happening this Wednesday with certified instructor, Donna O'Rourke. The class will resume the following week and will be centered on six-week sessions costing 55$ or 10$ drop-in fee for each class. Check it out.

Sam is still trucking along as the instructor of our night class featuring a Vinyasa style Yoga exercise. Please come a little early to claim your spot as we usually have 25-30 students each week. We are asking for a 2$ donation which does include a 50cent coupon to be used before or after class.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 7-9PM
This is an exciting evening for us with our monthly Open-Mic Poetry event. This month's open-mic is a tribute to the Reading author, John Updike. In honor of John Updike’s recent passing, we encourage people to read a short (about five minutes) passage that highlights Updike’s extraordinary description of ordinary things. A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, John Updike’s American Realism is often rooted in Berks County settings. Partipants are encouraged from all of the literary genre's and work unrelated to Updike can be read. Please keep in touch with Jodi Corbett for upcoming themed poetry events and questions.

CAPPI HOUR!!! 5-7 PM Half price cappuccinos, lattes and mochas

Friday, Feb. 13, 7-10PM
We are in our third month of Open-Mic music here at the Bean. Mike Holliday has been a gracious host for the night and we hope to keep on bringing in new talent. Please come early to reserve a spot and we are generally allowing 3 or so songs per artist.

Saturday, Valentine's Day, 7-10PM
Mr. Joe Trotter is back with his buggy and horse and is offering 20 minute rides around historic Boyertown for you lover's out there. Tickets cost 10$ each and if you want to reserve a spot please come to the cafe and give a 5$down payment per person.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 6-11PM
And to melodize the horse-hoof harmony we have two sets of performers on Saturday evening. From 6-8, Mickey B is back with us featuring his home-girl Becky. From Mickey you can expect a solid and fun acoustic act with guitar and harmonica in tune. I don't know what Becky brings to the table but be surprised. Come ready to shout "Garbage!!!" when the time is right.
From 8-11 Mr. Dave Antonio is taking the stage with his varied instruments and language array. Dave is always willing to entertain and showcase his talent playing the guitar, flut, didgeridoo, sitar and maybe a few other selections.

Sunday, Feb. 15, 7:30-9PM
Front Porch Church is meeting up again and is featuring Rob Bell-avision. The subject is Love and in this NOOMA video, "Flame", love is understood and appreciated for all of it's multi-faceted power and spiritual nature. Convo is sure to follow. We have developed a monthly calendar for Church events and questions can be answered via email-

That's all we got.
Hope this suffices
Thanks so much for your time and support.
Mr. Bean

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sing Song February

It is so good to be here in this community. We are delighted to see our cafe being filled with first-time and returning customers who love the coffee, enjoy the friendly service and expect to hear excellent music. We promise to keep up reinventing what we have to offer in terms of products and entertainment so please keep coming and remember that we definately make mistakes and need to know if something is not up to snuff- do it with a smile and we will bend over backwards to make it right. So, here's what's shaking this week...

Wednesday, Feb. 4th, 7-8:15PM
Yoga. This is a cafe standard these days with Sam taking the lead and a big class following suit. We start promptly so please come at least 5 min before hand. We are requesting a 2$ donation that includes a 50 cent coupon to be used before or after class please and thankyou. Additionally, Susie Arbonne will continue to be with us offering detox foot soaks which really enhance the exercise experience. Come out and give it a try

Also, a daytime Yoga class is starting next Wednesday starting at 9:30AM to 10:45 so keep that in mind. It will be based around a 6 week session which cost 55$ and 10$drop ins are welcome. Next week will be the FREE introductory lesson so come just to try it out.

Thursday, Feb. 5th, 7-9PM
Scrabble. It's a good time for those word enthusiasts out there so join in.

CAPPI Hour! 5-7PM Half Price Cappuccinos

Friday, Feb. 6th, 7-11PM
This is a full night of great music so you can't go wrong. Starting off from 7-9 is the Kyle Rawls band which is an acoustic duo performing classic country covers and gritty originals. One of the guys is in the Military and will be leaving the area to serve our country so this is a last horrah for the band. to check out what they do
CD and Friends is back with us to do what they do best- just jam with fun rock and blues medleys and improvisational renditions of "Biscuit" to humour the crowd. Their last show at the Bean found a rather lethargic crowd so get some espresso in you and be raucous.

Saturday, Feb. 7th, 6-11PM
And if Friday was not good enough, Saturday night will not disappoint. Starting crisply at 6PM, Leon and Scott are back with us performing easy listening rock and roll. This duo is great and is sure to energize the crowd who with anticipation will be waiting for...
Rocket 88! This junior high band from Oaks is back with us after their rocking January show. will give you an idea of what you will hear but it won't prepare you for the quality of music and the crowd response generating- clapping and sing along and dancing to the very best Beattles, Dead and Almond Brothers covers and originals that surely belong to the 60s and 70s. Make it out and support these guys.

Sunday, Feb. 8th, 2PM and 7:30PM
I'm really not sure how Kid's yoga went on this Sunday or if we are going to continue it so keep posted and let us know if you are interested in it-
Front Porch Church will be meeting up at 7:30PM. We will be looking at an excerpt from Donald Miller's Book- "Searching for God knows what" and will be sharing communion together over convo and relationship. Interested persons can contact Luke at

That's a wrap. Thanks for your attention and keep in touch with feedback and critique.
Much Love in the House
Mr. Bean