Calendar of events

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 a.m. for ages 18 months through 3 years old. At 11 a.m. there is story time for preschoolers and home schooled early elementary. The schedule is available on the librarys website at www.berks.lib.pa.us/hamburgpl.

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Hamburg Public Library Board Meetings: Library board meetings are held the second Tuesdays except July. Public encouraged to attend.

Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, 120 W. Fifth Street, Boyertown, hosts a monthly family support group for those who are coping with Alzheimers disease. It is affiliated with the Alzheimers 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.

April 25

Hamburg Book Club

Hamburg public library at 6:30 p.m. Book discussion: The Murder Room. The heirs of Sherlock Holmes gather to solve the worlds most perplexing cold cases. Author is Michael Capuzzo. Everyone is invited. Book not required. Join the friendly discussions. Enjoy the sharing. Recommendations for next book review welcome. For additional information contact Dale E. Graff at 610-562-5904.

Tulpehocken FFA

Annual Elementary Ag Science Adventure for the 3rd graders from the Tulpehocken Area School District. The even will be held at the Mor-Dale Farm from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 26

National Pretzel Day

Free Pretzels all day to every customer from Philly Pretzel. And the first 100 customers in the door also receive a card for 1 free pretzel each day of the month of May. Be sure to stop by Philly Pretzel in Hamburg for your free pretzel!

April 26, 27 and 28

HASD Drama Hawks

Footloose the musical. At Hamburg High School Auditorium on April 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. There is a cost. For tickets call 610-562-3861 ext. 2599.

April 27

Keep Hamburg Beautiful

Join in on this community-wide cleanup effort. Meet at the tot lot playground on Primrose Alley at 9 a.m., followed by a cookout with free hotdogs and drinks. Sponsored by Keep American Beautiful, Society Cleaners, Berks Foods and Hamburg Southgate Neighborhood. RSVP to Angela at 610-562-3106.

Reading Navy Club

Breakfast at 9 a.m. at Muhlenberg Diner, North Fifth Street Highway, Muhlenberg Township.

The 2013 Berks County Dairy Princess Pageant

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.

Bellemans Church

Oyster Supper/Hymn Sing from 3:30-7 p.m. at Bellemans Church, Mohrsville. Fried oysters, oyster stew, oyster pies and ham platters. All items sold ala carte. Old Church Hymn Sing at 2:30 p.m.

Flamin Dick and the Hot Rods

Appearing in concert at the Shartlesville Fire Company, Main Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is from 6:30-7:30. Dancing is from 8-11 p.m. There is a cost that includes food, drinks and entertainment. BYOB. Sponsored by Shartlesville 250th Anniversary Committee. For tickets call 484-219-0648.

April 28

Miller-Keystone and The Hamburg Moose

Blood drive from 8-11 a.m. at the Hamburg Moose, 12 South 3rd Street, Hamburg. To schedule an appointment contact Wayne Kline at 610-562-4586. Every donor will receive a free ham and egg breakfast, compliments of the Hamburg Moose. The drive is in honor of Tammy Hamm, who is currently battling two types of cancer.

23rd Annual Schuylkill Valley Community Library Golf Tournament

At the Rich Maiden Golf Course. Tournament will be a 4-person scramble starting at 1 p.m. There is a cost. Registration with payment due by April 15. Contact the library for details at 610-926-1555, svcl@berks.lib.pa.us, or check our website: www.berks.lib.pa.us/svcl.

April 30

Reading Navy Club

Meeting at 7 p.m. at Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing. All veterans of US sea-going services are welcome! For further information call 610-929-8343.

May 2

The Hamburg Area Historical Society

Field trip to the Reading Railroad History Museum for our May meeting. Please meet at the museum on South Third Street in the former Penn Steel building before 7 p.m. John Brown from the Reading Railroad museum will be doing a presentation on the history of the Reading Railroad. A tour of the museum will follow his talk. Everyone welcome.

May 3

The Interfaith Labyrinth Walk for Peace

Hand in Hand for Peace at 8:30 p.m. at Eplers United Church of Christ and Cemetery, 1151 West Leesport Road, Leesport. Please bring your lawn chair. This event will not be cancelled, will move indoors in the event of rain. Free-will offering to benefit Berks Women in Crisis. For more information call 610-374-8451 or 610-926-1006 or email wcotb2200@aol.com.

Chicken BBQ

Event to benefit Karen Bohn. Pick-up time 4-7 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg. Cost includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked potato, applesauce and roll. Baked goods available. For information or tickets call June at 610-562-4440 or Doug at 610-562-8732. Schwans Products will be available, to pre-order call Mary Ann at 610-562-7221 or purchase from truck at church.

May 4

Zumbathon for Kira Kolbe

Get ready to PINK OUT! Come join the party at Tilden Elementary School, 524 West State Street, Hamburg from 2-4:30 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. There is a cost. Door prizes, raffles, snacks, water and fun! For information and tickets call Aida Behler at 570-449-4442.

May 5

Ontelaunee Community Grange #1617

Breakfast at 284 White Oak Lane Leesport. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Public invited.

Childrens Day Sheep & Wool Program

Come and experience colonial life with interactive learning and exploration! Join us for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities and demonstrations for children and their families. From 12-4 p.m. at Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. There is a cost, but children 12 and under are free. There will be fresh, backed good available for purchase. Complimentary drinks provided by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead.

May 6

Pretzel City Bear Den

Local branch of Good Bears of the World (GBW) an international Club devoted to put teddys in the arms of the lonely and the traumatized. Meeting at 1 p.m. at 2649 Bernville Rd., Reading. More information call 610-372-8945. Come join our Den.