Calendar of Events


Centerport Lions Club. Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg. The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria. If school is canceled on the meeting day because of bad weather, the meeting is canceled.

Hamburg Public Library Story Time: The Hamburg Public Library has story time on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for ages 18 months through 3 years old. At 11 a.m. there is story time for preschoolers and home schooled early elementary. The schedule is available on the library’s website at

Hamburg Public Library Board Meetings: Library board meetings are held the second Tuesdays except July. Public encouraged to attend.


Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, 120 W. Fifth Street, Boyertown, hosts a monthly family support group for those who are coping with Alzheimer’s disease. It is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association and is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

Berks Encore Hamburg lunch menu. To reserve a meal two days in advance, please call 610-562-4721.

The 2013 Berks County Dairy Princess Pageant will be held Saturday, April 27 at the Mohrsville Church of the Brethren, 1542 Shoey Road, Mohrsville, where the 2013-14 Berks County Dairy Princess and Li’l Miss Dairy Princess will be crowned. Pageant will begin with a milk punch reception at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and followed by the pageant at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets contact Michele at by April 13.

The 2013 QUAD Games include the following races: Saturday April 13, Saturday May 18, Sunday July 28, and Sunday September 29. On race day registration opens at 8 a.m. and the races start at 9 a.m. There is a registration fee. All proceeds benefit Blue Mountain Wildlife and the stewards of the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area. For information and updates check

March 26, 27, 28, 29, &30

The Great American Treasure Hunt

Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Microtel Inn & Suites, 50 Industrial Dr. Hamburg. Touring road show event that is free to the public. For more information call 717-514-6428

April 4

Strausstown Fire Company’s Breakfast. 8 a.m. to noon at the Strausstown Fire Company’s Community Campus, 50 East Avenue, Strausstown. It is a full breakfast menu and proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

April 6-7

Reading-Berks Guild 11th Juried Spring Fine Arts and Craft Show

The Reading-Berks Chapter of Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will hold it’s 11th Annual Juried Spring Fine Arts and Craft Festival in Keystone Hall, Kutztown University on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features museum quality art by more than 80 Guild craftsmen and students, live music, food, door prizes and more. For details, visit the website or email Or call 610-678-6650.

April 7

Breakfast. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ontelaunee Community Grange, 284 White Oak Lane Leesport. Public invited. All tips received will be donated to Jeffrey and Jessica Miller and family who lost their home to a fire.

April 12-13

Berks Catholic High School Spring Musical Production

2nd Annual Spring Musical Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Performances will be held Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Franco-Post Auditorium on the campus of Berks Catholic High School. There is a charge. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the school office or by calling 610–374–8361. Come and join the delightful cast in this Magical Musical Spectacular!

April 28

23rd Annual Schuylkill Valley Community Library Golf Tournament at the Rich Maiden Golf Course. Tournament will be a 4-person scramble starting at 1 p.m. There is a cost. Registration with payment due by April 15. Contact the library for details at 610-926-1555,, or check our website: