Events calendar

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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 librarys website at www.berks.lib.pa.us/hamburgpl.

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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 Alzheimers disease. It is affiliated with the Alzheimers 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.

St. Joseph Managing Diabetes classes meet Tuesday May 7 to May 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Health Network at Broadcasting. Registration is required by calling 610-378-2100. For additional information, please contact Angela Serafin, RN, MSN, CDE at 610-208-4626.

The Leesport Lock House is open for tours starting May 4 through June 1.

May 2

The Hamburg Area Historical Society

Field trip to the Reading Railroad History Museum for our May meeting. Please meet at the museum on South Third Street in the former Penn Steel building before 7 p.m. John Brown from the Reading Railroad museum will be doing a presentation on the history of the Reading Railroad. A tour of the museum will follow his talk. Everyone welcome.

May 3

The Interfaith Labyrinth Walk for Peace

Hand in Hand for Peace at 8:30 p.m. at Eplers United Church of Christ and Cemetery, 1151 West Leesport Road, Leesport. Please bring your lawn chair. This event will not be cancelled, will move indoors in the event of rain. Free-will offering to benefit Berks Women in Crisis. For more information call 610-374-8451 or 610-926-1006 or email wcotb2200@aol.com.

Chicken BBQ

Event to benefit Karen Bohn. Pick-up time 4-7 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg. Cost includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked potato, applesauce and roll. Baked goods available. For information or tickets call June at 610-562-4440 or Doug at 610-562-8732. Schwans Products will be available, to pre-order call Mary Ann at 610-562-7221 or purchase from truck at church.

May 4

Zumbathon for Kira Kolbe

Get ready to PINK OUT! Come join the party at Tilden Elementary School, 524 West State Street, Hamburg from 2-4:30 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. There is a cost. Door prizes, raffles, snacks, water and fun! For information and tickets call Aida Behler at 570-449-4442.

World Professional Wrestling

World Professional Wrestling returns to the historic Hamburg Field House for a charity pro-wrestling event to benefit Autism Awareness. All proceeds to benefit Autism Awareness. Seeking monetary donations and goods and services for raffling. For more information visit worldprofressionalwrestling.com or contact WPW by email at management@worldprofessionalwrestling.com.

May 5

Ontelaunee Community Grange #1617

Breakfast at 284 White Oak Lane Leesport. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Public invited.

Childrens Day Sheep & Wool Program

Come and experience colonial life with interactive learning and exploration! Join us for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities and demonstrations for children and their families. From 12-4 p.m. at Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. There is a cost, but children 12 and under are free. There will be fresh, backed good available for purchase. Complimentary drinks provided by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead.

May 6

Pretzel City Bear Den

Local branch of Good Bears of the World (GBW) an international Club devoted to put teddys in the arms of the lonely and the traumatized. Meeting at 1 p.m. at 2649 Bernville Rd., Reading. More information call 610-372-8945. Come join our Den.

May 8

What You Need to Know: Preparation for Breastfeeding class

From 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center. This class is designed to help get breastfeeding off to a great start by dispelling myths, teaching evidence-based current information and some practical tips for the family. A doll would be helpful to bring to class. There is a cost for the class. For more information, contact Karen Sponagle, RN, Clinical Coordinator, at 610-378-2003. To register, call Central Scheduling at 610-378-2100.

May 10 and 11

Schuylkill Valley Community Library

Spring Book Sale on Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fill a bag for $5 on Saturday only from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. For more information, call 610-926-1555, email svcl@berks.lib.pa.us, or visit our website www.berks.lib.pa.us/svcl.

May 11

Hamburg Rotary Club

The Hamburg Rotary Club will be sponsoring a community Health Screen at Hamburg Middle School, Windsor Street, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Health Screen is a preventive health program that can determine if you have current or potential health problems. There is a cost for both the Health Screen and Optional tests. Comprehensive blood testing for the Health Screen area: Complete Blood Count, HDL, LDL, Diabetes, Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Gout/Anemia and Health Lifestyle Evaluation. Call 1-800-776-6342 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to pre-register.

Free Electronics Recycling Day

Be environmentally friendly! Recycle your old unwanted, broken and outdated electronics and appliances. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church, Kempton. Questions? Call Responsible Recycling Services at 484-641-5156. Monetary donations will be accepted and go directly to New Bethel Church.

Roller Derby

Keystone State Rollin Renegades vs Mans Run Roller Derby at the Hamburg Field House. For tickets call 610-914-0101 or email UFC6110@aol.com. Visit us at www.ksrr.org for more information.

Shrek Family Movie Day for Relay For Life

At The Hamburg Strand, 6 S. 4th St., at noon. Come out and help support a worthy cause and have fun with the family. There will be snacks for purchase as well as Raffle Items. Tickets will be available at the door or email Amanda at ar13179@ravens.racc.edu. Team Tatas & Tiaras.

May 12

Virginville Grange #1832

Family style Mothers Day dinner will be served at Virginville Grange, Route 143, Virginville from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. Includes ham, turkey, potato filling, sweet potatoes, corn, string beans, gravy, pepper cabbage, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverage and home made desserts. There is a charge. No reservations needed. Call 610-562-4505 for more information.

Deadline to purchase tickets for Chicken Barbecue at Bern Lutheran Church

Kauffmans Chicken Barbecue at Bern Lutheran Church, 820 West Leesport Road is Thursday May 23 from 2-6:30 p.m. for take out only. Dinners not picked up by 6:30 p.m. will be sold. The meal includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, apple sauce and roll for a cost. Home-made baked goods, salads and baked beans are also for sale. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 12. Call 610-374-4343. Spring flower sale also.

May 16

Sampson Naval Station

Sampsom World War II Navy Veterans Spring Reunion. SALTS: Trained at Sampson Naval Station and members of Sampson World War II Naval Station (Spouse/Guest) retired Navy, Vets from other conflicts are invited to attend. A Spring Navy Buffest, at 12 p.m. at HAGGS HOTEL, Third and Main Streets, Shartlesville. Latest status about Sampson Naval Station will be presented. Review of World War II program, Naval experience will be exchanged. Deadline for reservation will be May 15. For reservations call Malinda Beckley at 610-562-8253.