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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.
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.
Brian Shorly benefit show. 5 p.m. at Good Fellowship Riding Club, 724 Monacacy Creek Rd., Birdsboro. Sjpw to help with Brian’s medical needs due to a long term illness. He is a long-time horseman. www.goodfellowshipridingclub.com
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 email@example.com or call 610-698-7359.
CONCERN Professional Services for Children, youth and Families will hold an informational meeting for prospective foster parents. To attend call 610-944-0445. Visit www.CONCERN4kids.org.
Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary. 6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. This “Undercover Reptile” show will feature live creatures and interactive clues about how our reptile friends dig deep in the wild.
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! No preregistration is required. Topic is “Holes and Moles” by presenter Miss Krista.
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,.
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 today is “Big Dig Machines” by presenter Miss Denise.
School-age Storytime. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Games, stories, crafts, and songs all under the theme Dig Into Reading! ~for school age children~
The topic for today is “Underground Mammals”. Our presenter is Miss Cheryl.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Family Storytime
Bring the whole family to this storytime! Miss Marie will be reading stories about our summer reading theme “Dig into Reading.” Crafts, songs, activities too! No sign ups and all ages are welcome.
________________________________________Thursday July 4, 2013
4th of July Closure
We are closed today
The topic for tonight is: Fairies and Bugs.
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.
36th Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club “Small on Scale”, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Holiday Inn, Exit 49A off I-78 onto Rt. 100 South, Breinigsville. Minimal cost. Exhibits, food available. Visit www.lehighvalleyminiatures.com for more show and workshop information and to print a discount coupon.
Teen Zone Summer Program - Beneath the Surface of You. 6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. Come find out more about your personality type and express your creative side. Please bring a plain t-shirt to tie dye.
Family Book Club. 6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. We will be discussing the Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Children in grades 2-5 and their families are invited to read the book and come for food, discussion, and activities. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please register: 610-683-5820.
Teen Book Club. 6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. We will be discussing The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to read the book and come for food, discussion, and an activity. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please register: 610-683-5820.
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.