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Kutztown Community Library
Mondays 10 a.m. Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-5. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft.
Mondays 11 a.m. Toddler Time Stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-3, siblings welcome. Supervised free play after.
Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. Story Rider Preschool Story Time. Songs, stories, and lots of fun. Ages 0-5.
Thursdays at 10 a.m. - Summer Reading programs for elementary students
Allentown Area Swing Dance Society. weekly Tuesday dances at Fearless Fire Co. Starlight Ballroom, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. http://allentownswing.org
Every Monday and Friday
Local Foods Market. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Independent Space, Kutztown.
Kutztown Area Garden Club. 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown.
Kutztown Women’s Connection “Picnic in the Park” Dinner Party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Kutztown Park, S. Laurel St., Kutztown. There is a cost. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. For reservations call Cheryl at 610-683-7247.
Amateur Radio Field Day
Everyone is invited to watch Radio Club members provide communications under emergency conditions at Sinking Spring Heritage Park. Parking is available at entrance to the park on Clematis Street. Call Harry at 610-678-8976 about Radio Testing June 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring Joe Bonson & Coffee Run, 6 to 8 p.m. Concession stand will be open. Rain date: June 24. 610-944-8220
The Berks Fly-Tyers Club at the Heritage Center. Tips on both casting and equipment selection. Informative displays on exhibit. Bring own equipment. No on-stream fishing on the Tulpehocken Creek will be provided; practicing done in the grass. Class on fly-tying 1-3PM. The entire program runs from 12:30-4PM. Registration by June 18, minimal cost.
Underground Railroad Storyteller Gregory Johnson. 2 to 3 p.m. at Henry Auditorium. Brandywine Community Library event. Johnson uses the art of storytelling to educate the audience on the treacherous and difficult journey of enslaved Africans in the Underground Railroad as they sought freedom in America. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Johnson has worked in the African American Department at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation interpreting slavery. Free. Recommended for ages 12 and up, but all are welcome. No sign-ups.
Yoga on the Lawn. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Must pre-register. Introductory level program, learn about a style of Hatha Yoga called Svaroopa Yoga. This is for ages 12 and up only, and sign up is required. There is no charge for this program. The instructor is Ellen Rosenkrantz from nu “OM” Yoga. Begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Bring with a mat or beach towel, and a second towel to roll up. Wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing.
Awareness Benefit Dinner & Concert. 6:30 p.m. at Adam2Cafe in Kutztown. An evening of classical music featuring the Kutztown University Summer Music Festival. The music - Tchaikovsky, of course. Dinner with Russian cuisine is at 6:30. All proceeds will benefit the work of Restoration House in Nikolskoye, Russia. Please RSVP by June 18. Call the cafe for more information. 610-683-7707
Preschool Story Time. 1 to 2 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft all under the theme Dig Into Reading! Need adult to assist in the events. The topic for today is “Dinosaurs”.
Baby LapSit. 7 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Stories, rhymes and songs all under the theme Dig Into Reading! Each child needs an actively participating adult. No accommodation for siblings. We sit on the floor, dress comfortably.
Preschool Story Time. 1 to 2 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft all under the theme Dig Into Reading! Bring an adult to assist in the events. Topic for today is “Wiggly Worms”.
School-age Storytime. 1 to 2 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Games, stories, crafts, and songs all under the theme Dig Into Reading! for school age children. Topic for today is “Rocks and Minerals”.
Family Storytime. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Reading stories about our summer reading theme “Dig into Reading.” Crafts, songs, activities. No sign ups and all ages are welcome.
Board of Trustees Meeting. 7 to 8 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Open to the public.
The 64th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival. June 29 through July 7 at Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown. Demonstrations of traditional crafts by 200 juried American craftsmen, folklife demonstrations, historical reenactments, antiques. Traditional music, seminars, dancing, folk tales and children’s entertainment, Quilt Sale, Children experience Noah’s World animal park, hay mazes, do-it-yourself mural paintings, rides. Pennsylvania Dutch food and treats: Ox roast, funnel cakes, shoo-fly pies, ice cream favorites and desserts. Free brochure: 1-888-674-6136 www.kutztownfestival.com, www.facebook.com/kutztownfolkfestival
Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring the Fabulous Grease Band 6 to 8 p.m. Concession stand will be open. Rain date: July 1. 610-944-8220
Musical trio “Witness”concert. 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Church, 2096 Independent Road (Route 863 South near New Smithville), Breinigsville. The group, from Easton and Mount Bethel, specializes in traditional, Southern gospel, and light contemporary music. Everyone welcome to attend. Call 610-285-2235 for more information or go to www.LighthouseBaptistlv.org.
Lost Access: Fleetwood, a non-profit organization that addresses Grandparent Visitation issues, will meet at Berks Encore, 109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.grandparentchildconnect.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-698-7359.
Jambalaya Music Fest. July 5, 6 and 7 at Kempton Music Center, 83 Community Drive, Kempton. Held rain or shine. Jambalaya Music Fest is a Louisiana music lovers dream, that features some of the most talented bands and musicians handpicked for your listening pleasure. Performing Americana, Blues, Cajun, Funk, R & B, Rock, Soul, and ZYDECO. Covered open air pavilion. Camping is close to all stages. BYOB event, coolers are allowed. Event features regional specialty foods. For tickets and more info visit www.kemptonmusiccenter.com.
Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring Swing Fever, 6-8pm. Concession stand will be open. Rain date: July 8th. 610-944-8220
Grammy nominee Randy McAllister concert.6 p.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. Free but a $2 parking donation is requested.McAllister is considered among the Lone Star State’s premier singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists. Heartbreak, humor, big hair and “tall Texas tales” all factor into his music. Prior to the McAllister concert, there will also be a kid’s concert at the Heritage Center at 4 p.m. The concert, “Patriotic Songs and Their Stories with Roy Justice,” features an overview of the impact of music on American history.
Summer Jam. at Kempton Music Center, 83 Community Drive, Kempton. Summer Jam (Watkins Glen revisited) Featuring Splintered Sunlight, The Weight & Live at the Filmore. This is the 40th anniversary of the largest attended music event to date. The 3 bands were the Grateful Dead, The Band & The Allman Brothers The setlists will be exactly the way they were performed at the show with the All-star encore included. We are trying to reproduce this event as close to the original performance to make it that one of a kind experience. For tickets and more info visit: www.kemptonmusiccenter.com.
Fleetwood Blues Festival, Free at Fleetwood Park, Live music, food, raffle, vendors. 11am – 8pm. 610-944-8220
Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring the Reading Philharmonic Band, 6-8pm. Concession stand will be open.
Pinnacle Jam Music Festival. Sept. 13 and 14 at Kempton Music Center, 83 Community Drive, Kempton. This two day event is a fundraiser for The Rex Foundation, which aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere. For tickets and more info visit: www.kemptonmusiccenter.com.