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Send events to The Kutztown Area Patriot at 12 South Fourth Street, Hamburg, Pa., 19526; fax to 610-562-4644; or e-mail to: lmitchell@berksmontnews.com.

Childbirth Preparation

St. Joseph Medical Center will offer a series of Tuesday classes, Nov. 6 to 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bern Campus. Open to the public, series of classes taken during the 6th or 7th month to educate parents about the physical and emotional aspects of the birthing process, including the role of the labor coach. There is a fee. For additional information, contact Karen Sponagle at 610-378-2003. Registration is required, call 610-378-2100.

Managing Diabetes classes

meet Thursdays, Nov. 8 to Dec. 6, from 9 11:30 a.m. at the Bern Campus, St. Joseph Medical Center. Registration is required by calling 610-378-2100. For more information, contact Angela Serafin, RN, MSN, CDE at 610-208-4626.

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Kutztown Community Library Storytimes

StoryRiders preschool storytimes for ages 0 to 5. Barbara Hughes leads stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft at a new date and time, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Baby Lapsit Storytimes are held on Mondays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytimes are held on Mondays at 10 a.m.

Visit the Librarys calendar of events at kutztownlibrary.org for more information. The Library is located at 70 Bieber Alley in Kutztown and can be reached at 610-683-5820.

Kutztown High School Leo Club Collection

Accepting all gently used books, magazines, CDs, LPs, cassettes, DVDs, VHS tapes and assorted media for their spring sale. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. No encyclopedias. Accepting Harlequins and Danielle Steeles. Drop off donations at the high school office.

Tour of Southern Italy and Sicily

Dr. August Nigro, Professor Emeritus of Kutztown University, is facilitating a spring tour of Southern Italy and Sicily, from April 25 to May 6. The package includes airfare, transfers, four-star hotels, breakfasts, seven dinners, guided tours of Palermo, Agrigento, Taormina, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and more. For reservations and information contact August Nigro at 610-395-0703 or ajnigro@gmail.com.

Nov. 1

5,000 Languages, 5,000 Ways to Sing?

11 a.m. in Sharadin, room 120, Kutztown University. Dr. Valerie Trollinger, associate professor of music, will give a presentation entitled 5,000 Languages, 5,000 Ways to Sing? on her research on the history of singing as a cultural phenomenon and possible relationships between the development of singing and speaking.

Nov. 2

Clay Workshop

Nov. 2, 4-6:30 p.m. and Nov. 3, 1-3:30 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center. Join local artist Karen Robar for one or both days to create your own unique holiday or winter themed figure, ornament or candle holder out of 2 pounds of raw clay! Projects can be painted, then fired (pick-up in two weeks). For ages 6 to adult. Registration with payment deadline Oct. 26, to register call 610-374-8839. Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

Nov. 3

Bazaar

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Longswamp U.C.C., 200 Clay Road, Mertztown. A tour of the 19th century church sanctuary will be featured. Fair-trade crafts will be sold and a light lunch will be offered. Call the church office at 610-682-6230 for more information.

St. Marys Holiday Bazaar

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Marys Church, 14833 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown. Crafts, food, baked goods, Quilt & Basket Raffle at 2 p.m.

Kutztown Universitys America Reads

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union room 218. The festivities will feature arts and crafts, face painting, a reading corner and giveaways. This event is open to the public and all area children are welcome to attend.

Nov. 4

31 Fundraiser for the Brandywine Food Pantry

Trinity Lutheran Church of Topton, 21 S. Home Ave., Topton, in the Fellowship Hall immediately following service (10:30 a.m.). Currently the Brandywine Food Pantry serves 35 area families. During the holiday season, feelings of anxiety and helplessness escalate among our patrons. Help relieve our families of some of their stress by taking part in the 31 Fundraiser for which 20 percent of total sales will be donated to our food pantry for the purchase of food. Catalogues will be available through November and orders can be placed online. If you have any questions, call 610-682-7352.

Concert

Kutztown Universitys Department of Music presents Griffin Johnsons senior recital at 7:30 p.m., in Old Mains Georgian Room (163).

Helping Hands For Hope Longaberger Basket Bingo

at The Alburtis Rec. Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., Bingo begins at 2 p.m. Tickets include 20 games and three specials, plus a hot dog and beverage. Chance auction including a girls bike, Iron Pig seats, restaurant certificates, golf passes, and more. Food items available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at Micheles Corner Salon, 610-682-6638, or contact Mark Miller, 610-721-2923, or Trinity Lutheran at 610-682-7352. Or purchase at the door. Trinitys Helping Hands has chosen to raise funds for Hope (James) Distasios RSD treatments. Currently, there is no cure for RSD.

Nov. 5

Lost Access: Fleetwood,

a non-profit organization that addresses Grandparent Visitation issues, will meet at Berks Encore, 109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.grandparentchildconnect.org, email preciouschild6546@ptd.net or call 610-698-7359.

CONCERN: Professional Services for Children, Youth and Families will hold an informational meeting for prospective foster parents from 6 to 8 p.m. To attend, call 610-944-0445. Visit www.CONCERN4kids.org.

Nov. 6

Baby LapSit

10:30 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Stories, rhymes and songs. Each child needs an actively participating adult. No accommodation for siblings. We sit on the floor, please dress comfortably.

StoryRiders 11 a.m. to noon at Brandywine Community Library. Preschoolers are welcome to bring an adult to the library to sing songs and listen to stories. Today, Time for Tools!

Nov. 7

Preschool Storytime

9:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Preschool Story Time

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. Bring an adult to assist in the events. No preregistration is required.

Toddler Time

11:30 to noon at Brandywine Community Library. A weekly story time is just for toddlers from about 18 36 months (firm afoot when walking) and their adult caregiver. Short stories, songs, and rhymes with movement.

Family StoryTime

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Family friendly stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. There are no age restrictions, or sign up sheets.

Nov. 9

Ted Ormai Exhibition

6 to 9 p.m. artist reception at New Arts Program Gallery, 173 W. Main St., Kutztown. Artist gallery talk at 8 p.m. Public invited. Exhibit runs through Dec. 23. Ormai works in various media, including drawing, light-work installations, outdoor sculptures, magnetic artwork and interdisciplinary collaborations with dancers and musicians.

Friends Of Fleetwood Library Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Fleetwood Area Public Library will host a used book sale at the library in the Community Center at 110 West Arch St., Fleetwood. Paperbacks, hardcover books, and DVDs for all ages will be available at bargain prices. Public is invited Friday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A per bag sale will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Preview Night for Friends is Thursday 10 from 6-8 p.m. For more information about the book sale or the Friends of the Fleetwood Library Program, contact the librarian at 610-944-0146.

Firefly Bookstore exhibit Masks

5 to 8 p.m. at Firefly Bookstore, 230 West Main St., Kutztown. Reception for local artist Jake Bullock for exhibit entitled Masks, which runs through November, strongly follows many the similar ideas identified as Remodernism, attempting to introduce a period of new spirituality into art, culture and society to replace postmodernism, thought as cynical and spiritually bankrupt. Bullock describes his own work as Recessionism, using found objects, thrown away canvas, and other such trash to create mixed media paintings that can elicit an emotion. I am both fascinated and disgusted by and strive to look through these masks and try to see the real person underneath. ...What comes out of me is almost always unplanned, raw emotion strewn over whatever object is in front of me. Call Firefly at 484-648-2712.

Nov. 10

Civil War music

Kutztown Folk Music Society presents Civil War music performed by Kent Courtney on guitar and concertina on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. at St. Johns U.C.C., Kutztown. Visit www.kms.org. Admission by donation.

Getting to Know Authors

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Older preschoolers and elementary-age kids get to know their favorite authors through reading their books and doing a craft. Today Dav Pilkey.

Come Read to a therapy dog

10 to 11 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Christmas Bazaar

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Pauls U.C.C., 5 West Arch St., Fleetwood. Includes homemade food and baked goods, crafters, vendors with products, white Elephant, books, toys and secret Santa rooms for children.

Kutztown Area Historical Society31st Annual Holiday Festival

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Kutztown Area Historical Society, Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The 1892 Public School Building will be open and decorated for the holidays with vintage displays and period collections. Art and craft vendors will display their wares, and the Model Railroad Exhibit will be running. Food, drink, and homemade Christmas cookies will be available. A queen-sized quilt will be raffled. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

Nov. 12

Kutztown American Legion Post 480 Meeting, 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown.

Nov. 13

Book Club

Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown, hosts a Book Club Discussion on second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Nov. 13: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. A few copies of the book available in the library. First come, first served. Go to kutztownlibrary.org and put a copy on hold. Call 610-683-5820 for more information.

Decorating the Halls Dinner Party

6:30 p.m. at Gionnottis Country Manor, Fleetwood. Reading Womens Connection event. There is a cost. Quick and easy holiday decorating ideas. For reservations call Deb at 610-926-9623.

Nov. 14

Preschool Storytime

9:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Nov. 15

Holiday Fashion Show Dinner Party.

6:30 p.m. at Janelle Restaurant, Bowers. Kutztown Womens Connection event. There is a fee. Doris Berry Shop, Hamburg, fashion show. For reservations, call Cheryl at 610-683-7247.

Nov. 16

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings

Christ Mertz Lutheran Church, 16 Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. There is a cost. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration required.

Nov. 17

Kutztown Area High School presents Hello Dolly

7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 17 and matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Kutztown Area High School. Tickets on sale in the Kutztown High School lobby on Wednesdays and Thursdays 6 to 7 p.m., before all performances or until the show sells out. The traditional Senior Citizen Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed by the performance at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14. Hello Dolly opened on Broadway in 1964 and is based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder. The story takes place at the turn of the century in New York with elaborate costumes and bigger than life, Dolly Gallaher Levi, a lovable, funny, professional matchmaker, who sets her sights on half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder.

Nov. 17

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Supper

3:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Pauls U.C.C., 5 West Arch Street, Fleetwood. All you can eat, family-style, dessert and beverage included. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Children younger than age 4 eat for free. Wheelchair accessible.

Nov. 18

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House

Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad will be open: city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams. Interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

Nov. 25

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House

Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, at Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad will be open: city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams. Interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

Nov. 28

Preschool Storytime

9:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Dec. 2

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House

Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad will be open: city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams. Interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

Dec. 5

Preschool Storytime

9:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Dec. 8

Come Read to a therapy dog

10 to 11 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Dec. 9

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House

Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad will be open: city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams. Interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

Dec. 12

Preschool Storytime

9:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Dec. 16

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House

Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad will be open: city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams. Interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

Dec. 19

Preschool Storytime

9:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Dec. 23

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House

Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad will be open: city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams. Interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

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