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Recurring Events

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.


Craft & Antique Vendors Needed

The Hay Creek Festival, held at historic Joanna Furnace near Morgantown, is in need of craft and antique vendors for the 37th annual event which will be held Sept. 6 to 8. Items sold by crafters must be handmade and all vendors will be juried prior to being accepted. For a complete list of rules and regulations and to receive an application call 610-286-0388 or visit and click on festivals.

April 25

Board of Trustees Meeting. 7 to 8 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library in the library meeting room. Open to public.

April 26

Mom Prom

7 to 10 p.m. at the Kutztown Fire Company banquet hall. The United Way committee in the Kutztown Area School District is holding their first ever Mom Prom, a ladies’ night out to raise funds for the United Way. Purchase tickets at Believe It! consignment shop in Lenhartsville.

Brandywine Heights High School Senior Showcase. 7 p.m. at the high school. Brandywine junior Todd Grace hosts the event, he is working on obtaining rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. Cost is one non-perishable food good per person. Food donations go to the Brandywine Community Food Bank out of Trinity Lutheran Church in Topton.

April 27

BENEFIT AUCTIONto Benefit Berks Families. Friend, Inc. Community Services annual BENEFIT AUCTION at Beltzner Hall, at the Kutztown Fairgrounds from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bid on art, jewelry, household items, travel packages, autographed items, gift certificates for local businesses (like hair salons and restaurants), not to mention our famous desserts. Dinner catered by Dori Martin Catering (includes vegetarian options) and drinks (domestic and craft alike and wine from Blair Vineyards) are included in the price. For more information and tickets visit or call 610- 683-7791.

Third annual Kutztown Outstanding Citizenship Award celebration. sponsored by St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Outstanding Citizenship Award awarded to Kutztown Community Choir Director Richard “Dick” Wagner. Event includes music and song, a few testimonials, food and beverages.

Brandywine Heights seniors Vs. Teachers Benefit basketball Game. 4 p.m. in the Brandywine Heights Area High School. Fundraiser to help a local Mom, Regina Stump, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Donations are appreciated at the door. Any children under school age are free.

All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Pot Pie Dinner. 4 to 7 p.m. at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 27 Lyons Road, Fleetwood. Includes vegetable, pepper cabbage, bread, beverage and dessert. There is a charge. Children age 5 and younger eat for free.

Getting to Know Authors. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM at Brandywine Community Library Children’s Room. 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. Today, Ted Arnold.

Fancy Nancy Tea. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Brandywine Community Library. Fancy Nancy Tea for well dressed, hat wearing *young ladies ages 4-10 and their well dressed, hat wearing *adult female guest at the Blue Orchid Inn.

April 28

Organ and Trumpet Concert. 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC, 1249 Trexlertown Rd., Trexlertown. Free will offering. Questions call 610-395-4571.

“Famous Men and Women of Berks County.” 2 p.m., at Kutztown Area Historical Society, 211 S. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. Society will host speaker Hallie Vaughn. An instructor at Alvernia University, she will focus on various men and women who made Berks County history full of fascinating tales. The 1892 Public School Building will be available for tours after the program. Free admission.

April 30

SPEAKER: Dr. Michael Mann, world-renowned climate science researcher and Nobel Prize contributor

7 p.m., TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville. Free and open to public. Follow signs for parking and new entrance to room location. Mann, a lead author for the ground-breaking report “Observed Climate Variability and Change” and contributor to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, speaks to the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association about his most recent book, “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (2012) and the controversy that arose after his email was hacked. He was lead author of a climate science paper that produced what has become known as the “hockey stick graph.” In his talk, Dr. Mann will give a personal, behind-the-scene view of the 2009 “Climategate” scandal.

May 2

KATCH Theatre presents first annual Shakespeare in the Park. Performance nights are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kutztown Park Bandshell. A Lost Girl in Neverland, staring Kylie Schroeder and Aidan Ellington will be performed first, followed by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Purchase tickets at the door or email For more information about KATCH and KATCH Theatre visit

May 6

Fleetwood Woman’s Club hosts a Cake Decorating Demonstration. 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Arch and Franklin streets, Fleetwood. Bring your apron and give it a whirl. For more information call 610-944-9685.

Lost Access: Fleetwood, a non-profit organization that addresses Grandparent Visitation issues, will meet Monday, May 6, 2013 at Berks Encore, 109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood, PA. 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information visit, email or call 610-698-7359.

May 9

US ARMY FIELD BAND TROMBONE TRIO TO OFFER MASTERCLASS, CONCERT. 4 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. Sergeant Major Mark Bowling and Staff Sergeants Carmen Russo and Wesley Ballenger III will offer lessons on rehearsal and performance techniques. The three will be featured in a trombone choir concert that evening at 7:30 p.m. also in the Georgian Room. The Kutztown University and community trombone choirs will open the concert. The masterclass and concert are both free and open to the public.

May 10

The Brandywine Heights High School Music Department presents the annual Spring Concerts May 10 and May 11 at Brandywine Heights Area High School. The Friday, May 10 performance is for Senior Citizens and Brandywine Heights staff, and begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not required and admission is free of charge. Refreshments follow in cafeteria.

The Saturday, May 11 event is for the general public and begins at 3 p.m. All tickets are reserved seats and can be pre-purchased for minimal fee per ticket or day of the concert for additional fee. For additional information, contact Keith Abrahamson at

May 11

Electronics Recycling Event. 9 a.m. to noon at New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton.

Buttons and Beads: Lenape Princess Wynonah and the Future President. Historical Society of Berks, 940 Centre Ave., Reading, program 10a.m. Refreshments 9:30a.m. Author Gretchen Hardy expresses details about a pivotal period in Berks County. Charge. For details 610-375-4375,

May 12

Family Style Mother’s Day Dinner will be served at Virginville Grange, Route 143, Virginville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes ham, turkey, potato filling, sweet potatoes, corn, string beans, gravy, pepper, cabbage, cranberry sauce, rolls beverage and homemade desserts. There is a charge. No reservations needed. For more information call 610-562-4505.

May 19

Bingo Benefit

The Fleetwood Bank Relay for Life team is sponsoring a Bingo Benefit at the Kutztown Fire Company. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Ticket includes hot dog, soda and bag of chips. Additional refreshments will be available. There are 20 games of bingo with an extra charge for special games. Tickets available at any Fleetwood Bank Branch location or at the door. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

June 1

1st Annual Fundraising Flea Market. Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services hosts 1st Annual Flea Market on June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BDHHS. Parking is available at next door at the BCIU. Antiques, jewelry, collectibles, household items, baked goods and much more. Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is located at 2045 Centre Ave, Reading. For more information 610-685-4520 or visit

Friends for Life 5K Community Run. 9 a.m. the run will begin and end at the Washington Township Park, located just off of Rt. 100 and Niantic Road, across from Washington Elementary School. Fun for whole family. The Relay for Life of Boyertown event benefits the American Cancer Society. There will be a 5K Walk and a Kids Fun Run available as well. For more information email Discounted pre-registration available, as well as day of event registration.