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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 a.m. Story Rider Preschool Story Time. Songs, stories, and lots of fun. Ages 0-5.
Thursdays 10 a.m. Toddler Time. Stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-3, siblings welcome. Supervised free play after.
Evening Story Time 6:30 p.m. on 4th Tuesday for children ages 3 and up.
LEGO Club for children ages 5 and up. 1st Tuesday each month at 6 p.m. The library provides the LEGOs and you provide the creativity!
Teen Zone for students in grades 6-12. 3rd Tuesday each month at 6 p.m.
Fleetwood Public Library, Wednesdays:Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood, 610-944-0146
Allentown Area Swing Dance Society
weekly Tuesday dances at Fearless Fire Co. Starlight Ballroom, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. http://allentownswing.org
Tri Valley YMCA Daddy Daughter Dance
5:30 to 9 p.m. at 607 Crisscross Road, Fleetwood. Dancing, Light Snacks, and a fun evening for the special young lady. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or BMayer@ymca-berkscounty.org.
Science and Technology Fair
6 to 8 p.m. at Kutztown Area Middle School Commons. Free to the public. Jazz band, Homemade soups and baked goods to purchase, Kutztown 5th grade Science projects, demos, hands - on activities, live FFA animals, much more.
RACC Information Session: Help People Get Back to Work. 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Schmidt Training and Technology Center, Reading Area Community College. Free information session for students to learn more about high-demand, high-wage positions in fields such as health care, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing. Part of JobTrakPA, statewide effort by community colleges designed to retrain and upgrade Pennsylvanians’ skills.
Everybody’s Birthday Dinner Party. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Gionnotti’s Country Manor, Fleetwood. Hosted by Reading Women’s Connection. Karen Williams from Midlothian, Va., speaks “Freedom is a Gift.” Cost. For reservations call Deb at 610-926-9623.
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.
Teen Zone. 6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, Live Action Angry Birds. Make your own birds and pigs, then build your own structures to knock down.
KU Presents! PROJECT Trio, an innovative classical ensemble, at Ursa Minor’s Café in the McFarland Student Union on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for food. Featuring Beat-Box flutist Greg Pattillo, the group takes its classical training and melds rock, jazz, hip-hop, and Americana. Tickets and information at www.KutztownPresents.org. Also that day is Kutztown University’s Inaugural Woodwind Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Old Main’s Georgian Room. Master classes and performances by KU faculty and guest artists, PROJECT Trio and oboist Nobuo Kitigawa. Students can also participate in chamber ensemble readings and a mini-performance. Area vendors will bring instruments.
Gift of Freedom Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riveredge Restaurant, 2017 Bernville Rd., Greenfields. Hosted by the Christian Women’s Club I of Reading. Premier Jewelry by Lynda Bucklew featured. Karen Williams from Midlothian, Va., speaks, “Freedom is a Gift.” Cost to attend. For reservations call Kathy at 610-603-9461.
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 a.m. to noon at Brandywine Community Library. A weekly story time is just for toddlers from about 18 – 36 months (firm afoot when walking) and adult caregiver. This pattern of short stories, songs, and rhymes with movement is for toddlers who never seem to be still.
Family Story Time. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Family-friendly stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. No age restrictions or sign up sheets.
Longswamp Township Historical Society presents Lenten and Easter Traditions of the Pennsylvania Germans. 8 p.m. following the general Membership meeting at Longswamp Township Municipal Building, 1112 State St., Mertztown. Joshua Fink will share some of the Pennsylvania German traditions he grew up with, the historical context of these traditions, and some of his personal reminisces. Shrove Tuesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, and Ascension Day will be explored. His talk will cover foods, folklore and fun. Event open to the public and is free of charge.
Fleetwood Area Historical Society meeting. 7 p.m. at Fleetwood Community Center. We will be showing newly scanned slides taken by Carl Herman’s at the 1973 Fleetwood Centennial Parade. Call Bill if any questions, 610-944-7786.
Garden Club meeting
7 to 8:25 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. Join the Kutztown Area Garden Club for discussions and presentations about gardening. Guest speaker is James Weaver of Meadow View Farm. All are welcome!
Let Freedom Ring Brunch. 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Riveredge Restaurant, 2017 Bernville Rd., Greenfields. Special Feature Tami Shrimp, VP at Berks Co. Conservancy, shares how to take care of nature’s creation. Karen Williams from Midlothian, Va. speaks on “Freedom is a Gift.” There is a cost. For reservations call Gloria at 610-777-0580.
Red, White, and Blue Dinner Party. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Janelle’s Restaurant, 360 Fleetwood Rd., Bowers. Karen Williams from Midlothian, Va., speaks, “Freedom is a Gift.” Cost to attend. For reservations call Cheryl at 610-683-7247.
Art Auction. 8 a.m. to noon in the Student Union Building in the Bear’s Den of Kutztown University. Live music and lite refreshments. The Elementary Art Exhibition for Kutztown area elementary students will be downstairs in the same building. The event is sponsored by the Kutztown University’s Honors Club.
Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. Feel free to bring a picnic supper.
5th annual Friend Fest Benefit Beer and Wine Festival. Feb. 23, at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. at Beltzner Hall in Kutztown Fairgrounds. International craft beer and local wine tasting. The Wallace Brothers and Frog Holler perform. Additional food available for purchase. Volunteers appreciated. Tickets for sale. Visit www.friendfest.org, or contact Cathy at 610-683-7791.
3rd annual Brandywine Community Library Wine and Chocolate fundraiser. Feb. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Henry Auditorium at The Lutheran Home of Topton. Blair Vineyard showcases five of their favorite wines at this fundraising event for the library. Complimentary appetizers from Classy Cakes Cupcakery, Pierre Deragon Personal Chef, Kutztown University Catering, Kym’s Creations Bakery, Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria White Palm Tavern, New Market Café, Bowers Hotel, Snuzzles. Topton musician Jim Meck will provide music. Call the Brandywine Library to purchase a ticket. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
The Noble School’s Annual Winter Music Fest “Music Through the Ages”
5 p.m. at the school at 234 East Main St., Kutztown. A night of music featuring The Noble School’s students and friends with special performances by local musicians. A night of musical selections from a variety of historic eras. www.thenobleschool.org
Getting to Know Authors. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Miss Jenny invites older preschoolers and elementary-age kids to join her as they get to know their favorite authors through reading their books and doing a craft.
Bringing Nashville North – Writers in the Round featuring host Mike Holiday, CarolAnn Solebaello, Kristin Benjamin and Bill Buttner at the Macungie Institute, 510 East Main St., Macungie. For more info go to listenlivemusic.org.
Kutztown Area Democratic Club potluck meeting. 6 p.m. at 361 East Main Street in Kutztown. Democratic candidates invited to come with petitions.
Small Business Legal Hour. noon at Simmeria Cafe in Fleetwood. Attorney James Sher will speak on “Corporate Records - The Importance of the Corporate Meeting.” Sher will explain why business owners must follow and document the requirements of corporate law to ensure that the corporation provides the protections and benefits they depend upon. Free lunch. Q & A to address any small business legal concerns you may have. Bring your questions. RSVP March 1. Call Karah to register at 610-683-0771 or email email@example.com.
11th Annual Juried Spring Craft Festival. Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen host 11th Annual Juried Spring Fine Arts and Craft Festival in Keystone Hall, Kutztown University, on April 6 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and April 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Presented in partnership with the Pa German Scholarship Studies, the Pa German Cultural Heritage Center in Kutztown and KU, whose art students also will exhibit their work. Guild member arts and crafts include wood turning, shaker boxes, braided and penny rugs, schnerenschnitte paper cuttings, folk art, theorem painting, country furniture, calligraphy, basketry, tinsmithing, redware, block printing, quilting, wheat weaving, painted beeswax, hand-hammered aluminum, felted wool and metal yard art, ceramics, glass, jewelry, dried florals, wearable art, photography and fine artwork. Refreshments, live music and door prizes. Free and handicapped parking. Admission is $4; children under 12 free. Proceeds benefit Guild’s educational programs. www.rbcrafts.org
Flower Show Bus Trip
Kutztown Community Library bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 5. Lunch will be at Elephant & Castle. Elephant & Castle is an English pub. Philadelphia Flower Show– The 2013 theme is “Brilliant”. Major exhibits will explore Britain’s heritage and culture, from Royal events to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, London’s foggy climate to sunny cottage gardens. Other exhibits will be inspired by both the historical and contemporary landscapes and floral designs of Great Britain. Cost per person includes bus fare, lunch, admission and all tips. Trip limited to 52 attendees. Call 610-683-5820. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kutztown Community Library.
All That Jazz
2 p.m. at Kutztown High School. Presented by Rajah Shrine Chanters. Features The Rob Stoneback Big Band, soloist Stephanie Allen, Kutztown High School Jazz Choir, Hamburg Community Concert Choir and Rajah Chanters. Tickets on sale at Ruth’s Dress Shop and Dietrich’s Men’s Shop in Hamburg, and Mr. Food in Kutztown. Or call 610-926-0872.
The Relay For Life of Kutztown. Needs volunteers. To become involved or to learn more, call 610-921-2329 ext 3011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.