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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.

St. Joseph Medical Center

Womens Cancer Support Group meets March 21 at 7 p.m. at the ACS Office, 498 Bellevue Avenue, Laureldale. For additional information, call Lisa Spencer, M.Ed, BSRT(T), CBPN-IC, Certified Breast Care Patient Navigator, at 610-378-2959

Multimedia exhibit on the centennial of the Reading Symphony Orchestra, a collaborative effort between The Historical Society of Berks County and the RSO, with 100 years of music celebrated with photos, programs, and music. Included with the display is a multi-media presentation consisting of rare views and recorded music from the symphony. The exhibit will close May 11.

250th anniversary of Reading Public Library

In conjunction with the Reading Public Library, the Historical Society of Berks County presents a display on the 250th anniversary of Reading Public Library consisting of rarely seen images and documents. The exhibit will be open until June 1.

Berks Countys Best Kept Secrets TourJune 14 to June 29

A shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 36 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, youll travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon. Youll be delighted by what you find tucked away in the countryside! Tickets are $7 ea--$1 per ticket is donated to The Childrens Home of Reading. 717-721-1750

The 2013 Berks County Dairy Princess Pageant will be held Saturday, April 27 at the Mohrsville Church of the Brethren, 1542 Shoey Road, Mohrsville, where the 2013-14 Berks County Dairy Princess and Lil Miss Dairy Princess will be crowned. Pageant will begin with a milk punch reception at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and followed by the pageant at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets contact Michele at by April 13.

March 15

Middle School Movie Night

6:30 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. Students in grades 6-8 are invited to the library for a movie night. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.

TIME OUT NO CHARGE - Attention Parents - One Friday night a month, bring your children to Salem E.C Church, 2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Salem E.C. Church will provide dinner and fun activities for children 2 through 12 years of age. Take the 4 hours to do something for yourself or someone else. Call Salem E.C. Church for more Details 610-562-5033.

March 16

Family-Style Chicken And Pot Pie Dinner

3 to 7 p.m. at Maidencreek Church, 261 Main St., Blandon. Donation to attend. Free for children under 6. Take-outs available.

Composting at Home Workshop at Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, from 12-2 pm. Cost is per person and pre-registration is required. Register at or by calling 610-683-1400.

Chicken Chat Meeting.

10 a.m. at Mountain View Supply, 5104 Old Rt. 22, Hamburg. This is an FREE informational meeting about raising poultry. Please RSVP to 610-488-1025 or or visit our website

Read to a Therapy Dog. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. All ages welcome to read stories to a therapy dog for 15 minutes each.

March 17

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 Ruths Dress Shop and Dietrichs Mens Shop in Hamburg, and Mr. Food in Kutztown. Or call 610-926-0872.

March 18

Viewing of Documentary Misas Fugue.

7 p.m. at New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton. New Bethel Church and Albany Township Historical Society sponsor special presentation of the film Misas Fugue, a documentary project created by students and faculty of Fleetwood Area High School. Misas Fugue is a documentary film based on Frank (Misa) Grunwald, a Holocaust survivor, who was born in 1932 when Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. It is a story of a boys journey through Prague, Terezin, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Melk, and Gunskirchen as a victim of Nazi oppression. Screening is free and open to general public.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening.5 to 7 p.m. at St. Josephs Cancer Center, Medical Office Building, 2494 Bernville Road, Reading. To register, call the Oncology Outreach Office at 610-378-2602. Available for:

Men age 40 older at high risk of prostate cancer because of more than one first degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65.

African American men, age 45 or older

Men age 45 or older with one first-degree relative (father or brother) diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65

Men age 50 or older who have not been seen by a urologist in the past 6 months

*The screening will include a FREE Digital rectal exam and evaluation by urologists on staff at St. Joseph Medical Center. If the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test is recommended in your case, the blood test will also be free.

March 19

A slide Presentation on Barn Signs by Patrick Donmoyer, the director of the PA German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University will be presented at the Bernville Grange at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Teen Zone - Food Art.

6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. Use common food items to create a work of art. For grades 6-12.

Living Beyond The Unexpected Dinner Party. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gionnottis Country Manor, 3118 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood. Reading Womens Connection event. Lawyer Eleni Dimitriou Geishauser will speak on the topic of living wills, new POLST forms, etc. Nancy Jo Gibson of Waynesboro, Va., speaks on This is not what I signed up for. 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.

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.March 19- Pirates and Parrots. March 26- No StoryRider Storytime.

March 20

Healthy Eating on a Budget. 6:30 p.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.

Entrepreneurially Talented Teen ProjectScience In Business Leadership Conference

Join Students In Free Enterpriseon March 20 for a series of panels featuringentrepreneurs and business leaders who will share the secrets of theirsuccess in applying scientific knowledge and principals totheir business.Now seeking businessentrepreneurs and leaders tojoin the panels, and college studentsto volunteer to help with all the events in the series from March 20 to Nov. 11 held at Kutztown University, Viewpoints Dining Room. Please send an email to ETTP@HPL501c3.orgor call 484-332-3331.

Fleetwood Historical Society Membership Meeting. 7p.m. t 110 Arch St. Suite 101(basement) Fleetwood. Guest speaker will be Todd Weiss discusssing Civil War memorabilia. All Welcome.

Preschool Story Time.10:30 to 11:15 Brandywine Community Library. Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft, bring an adult to assist in the events.

Toddler Time. 11:30 a.m. to noon at Brandywine Community Library. For toddlers 18 - 36 months and their adult caregiver. Short stories, songs, and rhymes with movement.

Family Story Time. 6:30 to 7:30 Brandywine Community LibraryChildrens Room. Family-friendly stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. No age restrictions or signup sheets. Tonights topic is Bedtimeby special presenter Miss Rachel.

March 21

Kutztown Area Garden Club

7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. Guest Speaker Rexine Krauss on Culinary Herbs.

Dress for Tea dinner party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Janelles Restaurant, 360 Fleetwood Road. Bowers. Kutztown Womens Connection event. Violinist providing music and the special speaker will be Nancy Jo Gibson, of Waynesboro, Va., on This is not what I signed up for. For reservations call Cheryl at 610-683-7247.

March 22

After Hours Family Movie Night

6:30 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library.

March 23

Easter on the Farm

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at KU. Easter traditions, quilting, felting, blacksmith, beer-making demonstrations. Egg hunts, kids activities & basket-making, animals.,, or 610-683-1589.

Getting to Know Authors. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Preschoolers and elementary-age kids get to know their favorite authors through reading their books and doing a craft. Today - Marcus Pfister.

Vendor/Crafter Benefit for Fleetwood teacher Jim Fry. noon to 5 p.m. at Richmond Elementary. Food, fun, raffles, Easter Bunny. Fry received a heart and liver transplants on Christmas Day 2012 at the University of Penn Hospital in Philadelphia. Fry was born with a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Questions, contact Desiree at or Ashley at

EGGstravaganza. noon to 3 p.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center, in Bern Township. Children can dye and decorate eggs. Take photos with the Easter Bunny and get a treat. Children will enjoy the Hatchlings & Sprouts activities outdoors by the Herb Garden. Children learn about eggs and explore the diverse life held inside. Hands-on seed planting activity, and the science Egg-periments. Reading Jugglers Club will entertain and offer instruction. EGGstravaganza is not an egg huntonly egg dying. Public event presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. Activities are free with a $2 parking donation. For more information or directions, call 610-374-2944 or visit

Easter Story Egg Hunt.1 p.m., rain or shine, at Huffs Church, Hereford Township. Come early to lower level of Chapel to learn about the week before Jesus resurrection, experience a joyful surprise, then hunt eggs.

March 25

Kids Konnected, a support group for children with a parent who is being treated for cancer, meets 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Campus. The group, which meets the fourth Monday of each month, is open to all children regardless of where the parent is being treated. For more information, call 610-378-2602 or go to

March 30

End of Show reception for Kutztown artist Jan Crooker. 2 to 5 p.m. at Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown. There will be light refreshments and Crooker will be in attendance to meet the public and discuss her work. Free and open to everyone. For more information contact the store at 484-648-2712.

April 1

Grandparent Visitation and Custody Rights will be the topic for Lost Access: Fleetwood ( at Berks Encore, 109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood 6:30-7:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Attorney Robert Sharpe, Contact or call 610-698-7359.

April 2

Managing Diabetes classes, meet Tuesdays, April 2 to April 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Campus. Registration is required by calling 610-378-2100. For additional information, contact Angela Serafin, RN, MSN, CDE, at 610-208-4626.

April 6

The Optimist Club of Kutztowns 23rd annual Fools Run Scholarship Races. 10-mile and 5k races and a mile Kids Fun Run and a mile family walk/run. Proceeds from the event will help fund college scholarships for students of the Kutztown, Fleetwood and Brandywine Area School Districts. The 10-mile race begins at 9 a.m. near the Kutztown Fairgrounds. Registration fee to race. Registration for the mile Fun Run and Family Run/Walk is minimal fee per person. The first 50 kids registered will receive a finishers medal. Additional information regarding registration, course map and description, race guidelines, prizes, directions, and sponsorship information at

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 Guilds educational programs.

Brandywine Heights High School Art Club presents Circus Under the Big Top The Greatest Fashion Show on Earth. at the Brandywine Heights High School. PreShow at 5:30 includes Carnival Games and Food, Photobooth & Much More. Show starts at 7 p.m. Early purchase of tickets highly recommended. For tickets call Suzanne Oswald at 610-682-5102 or email

The Relay For Life of Kutztown. Needs volunteers. To become involved or to learn more, call 610-921-2329 ext 3011 or email