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Calendar of Events


Monday, March 18, 2013

Recurring
Centerport Lions Club. Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.
Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg. The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria. If school is canceled on the meeting day because of bad weather, the meeting is canceled.
Hamburg Public Library Story Time: The Hamburg Public Library has story time on Wednesday mornings at 10 am for ages 18 months through 3 years old. At 11 am there is story time for preschoolers and home schooled early elementary. The schedule is available on the library’s website at www.berks.lib.pa.us/hamburgpl.
Hamburg Public Library Board Meetings: Library board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month except July. The public is encouraged to attend.
Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, 120 W. Fifth Street, Boyertown, hosts a monthly family support group for those who are coping with Alzheimer’s disease. It is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association and is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
Berks Encore Hamburg lunch menu. To reserve a meal two days in advance, please call 610-562-4721.
TheHistorical Society of Berks County, 940 Centre Ave., Reading, is pleased to present a display on the 250th Anniversary of the Reading Public Library consisting of rarely seen images and documents. Exhibit thru June 1, 2013. Open Tuesday –Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call 610-375-4375 or visit www.berkshistory.org.
Saturdays and Sundays in February
Open Hitting & Throwing Weekends: Will be conducted by the Berkshire Baseball Club and Body Zone Sports & Wellness Center for players of all ages. These sessions offer no instruction. You can simply come in and hit or pitch with a friend or on your own and at your leisure on any Saturday or Sunday throughout February. We’ll supply the cgaes, mounds and baseballs; you just need to show up and hit and throw until your heart’s content. All Saturdays will be open from 1-4 p.m.; Sundays from 3-6 p.m.
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 Li’l 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 michelerm60@gmail.com by April 13.
March 20
Spring Fashions Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Riveredge Restaurant, 2017 Bernville Road in Greenfields. Christian Women’s Club I of Reading event. Fashions by BonWorth and the guest speaker will be Nancy Jo Gibson of Waynesboro, Va., on “This is not what I signed up for”. For reservations call Kathy at 610-603-9461.
March 21
Spring Fashions Brunch. 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Riveredge Restaurant, 2017 Bernville Road, Greenfields. Christian Women’s Club II of Reading event. Fashions by Bonworth at Vanity Fair by Linda Texter. Nancy Jo Gibson of Waynesboro, Va. speaks on “This isn’t what I signed up for.” For reservations call Gloria at 610-777-0580.
March 22
Region V Chorus
Hamburg Area High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. There is a cost. For tickets please call 610-562-3861 ext. 2132.
March 23
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 hunt—only 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 www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser for Bright Beginnings Daycare & Learning Center. 1 to 3 p.m. at Berks Lanes in Sinking Spring. Event to benefit the completion of repairs so Elizabeth Pittman and fiancé Randolph Simmons can open the day care center at 100 N. Main St., Bernville. Alpha Phi Omega of Albright College is helping with the event by forming their own bowling team and seeking pledges, while also making homemade crafts to be sold at the event. Tickets can be pre purchased at 484-650-3539 or brightbeginningsberks.com.
Reading Navy Club
9 a.m. breakfast at The Breakfast Hut in Exeter.
Region V Chorus
Hamburg Area High School Auditorium at 2 p.m. There is a cost. For tickets please call 610-562-3861 ext. 2132.
The Historical Society of Berks County
2nd Annual Archival Series 1 p.m.
940 Centre Ave., Reading
Program: John P. Feeney Funeral Home, Funerary Customs & Funeral Records
Speaker: Michael Feeney, President of the John P. Feeney Funeral Home will lecture on the history of funerary customs and provide researchers with ideas on how to access funeral records. There is a cost. 610-375-4375.
March 25
Leesport Area Historical Society
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Bethany EC Church, 308 Main St., Leesport. Michelle Lynch will speak on “Gravestone Iconography of the PA Germans.”
March 26
Reading Navy Club
Navy Club meeting at 7 p.m. at Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing. All veterans of US “sea-going” services are most welcome. For further information, please call 610-929-8343.
April 4
Strausstown Fire Company’s Breakfast
8 a.m. to noon at the Strausstown Fire Company’s Community Campus, 50 East Avenue, Strausstown. It is a full breakfast menu and proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.
April 7
Breakfast. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ontelaunee Community Grange, 284 White Oak Lane Leesport. Public invited. All tips received will be donated to Jeffrey and Jessica Miller and family who lost their home to a fire.
April 12-13
Berks Catholic High School Spring Musical Production
2nd Annual Spring Musical Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Performances will be held Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Franco-Post Auditorium on the campus of Berks Catholic High School. There is a charge. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the school office or by calling 610–374–8361. Come and join the delightful cast in this Magical Musical Spectacular!