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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 11:15 a.m. Story Rider Preschool Story Time. Songs, stories, and lots of fun. Ages 0-5.
Thursdays at 10 a.m. - Summer Reading programs for elementary students
Alzheimer’s Caregivers support groups
Monthly: 1st Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 S. Home Ave., Topton, Reinert Bldg, Multi-purpose room. Contact: Sally Rothenberger, 610-682-1404.
Monthly: 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. Contact: Janet Yost, 610-683-5820.
Allentown Area Swing Dance Society. weekly Tuesday dances at Fearless Fire Co. Starlight Ballroom, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. http://allentownswing.org
Every Monday and Friday
Local Foods Market. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Independent Space, Kutztown.
Lantern Tours at Historic Crystal Cave. 7:30 p.m. at 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown. A recreation of the original Crystal Cave tour from the 1870s guided by hand-held lantern light. There is a fee. Not suitable for children under the age of 8. Reservations required. 610-683-6765. www.crystalcavepa.com.
June 29 to July 7
The 64th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival. June 29 through July 7 at Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown. Demonstrations of traditional crafts by 200 juried American craftsmen, folklife demonstrations, historical reenactments, antiques. Traditional music, seminars, dancing, folk tales and children’s entertainment, Quilt Sale,Children experience Noah’s World animal park, hay mazes, do-it-yourself mural paintings, rides. Pennsylvania Dutch food and treats: Ox roast, funnel cakes, shoo-fly pies, ice cream favorites and desserts. Free brochure: 1-888-674-6136 www.kutztownfestival.com.
Jambalaya Music Fest. July 5, 6 and 7 at Kempton Music Center, 83 Community Drive, Kempton. Held rain or shine. Jambalaya Music Fest is a Louisiana music lovers dream, that features some of the most talented bands and musicians handpicked for your listening pleasure. Performing Americana, Blues, Cajun, Funk, R & B, Rock, Soul, and ZYDECO. Covered open air pavilion. Camping is close to all stages. BYOB event, coolers are allowed. Event features regional specialty foods. For tickets and more info visit www.kemptonmusiccenter.com.
Book auction in Kutztown on July 5, starting at 2:30 p.m. and going for about 6 hours at Saucony Auction House, Clarence Shirk’s Place, just off Industrial Avenue. (Turn east at Traffic Light at Basin Street). Includes books on cooking, history, music, German language, Pa German history and dialect, Civil War, and more.
Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring Swing Fever, 6-8pm. Concession stand will be open. Rain date: July 8th. 610-944-8220
Grammy nominee Randy McAllister concert. 6 p.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. Free but a $2 parking donation is requested. McAllister is considered among the Lone Star State’s premier singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists. Heartbreak, humor, big hair and “tall Texas tales” all factor into his music. Prior to the McAllister concert, there will also be a kid’s concert at the Heritage Center at 4 p.m. The concert, “Patriotic Songs and Their Stories with Roy Justice,” features an overview of the impact of music on American history.
Beneath the Surface: Yoga. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Class is currently FULL. Must pre-register. Introductory level program “Yoga on the Lawn” and learn about a style of Hatha Yoga called Svaroopa Yoga. No charge.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft, bring an adult to assist. Topic today is Worms.
Baby LapSit. 7 to 7:30 p.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.
Preschool Story Time. 1 to 2 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft, bring an adult to assist. Today is Dinosaurs.
School-age Storytime. 1 to 2 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Games, stories, crafts, and songs. Today is “Worms”.
Family Storytime. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Crafts, songs, activities. Topic: Rocks.
Summer Jam. at Kempton Music Center, 83 Community Drive, Kempton. Summer Jam (Watkins Glen revisited) Featuring Splintered Sunlight, The Weight & Live at the Filmore. This is the 40th anniversary of the largest attended music event to date. The 3 bands were the Grateful Dead, The Band & The Allman Brothers The setlists will be exactly the way they were performed at the show with the All-star encore included. We are trying to reproduce this event as close to the original performance to make it that one of a kind experience. For tickets and more info visit: www.kemptonmusiccenter.com.
Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg, 1-4, 1863. 10 a.m. program at Historical Society of Berks County, 940 Centre Ave., Reading. Refreshments 9:30 a.m. Speaker: David Valuska, Ph.D., Professor of History (Emeritus) at Kutztown University. Minimal cost. Following the program visit our new Civil War exhibit in the Meiser Gallery. The Last Full Measure: Berks County at War 1861-1865
36th Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club “Small on Scale”, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Holiday Inn, Exit 49A off I-78 onto Rt. 100 South, Breinigsville. Minimal cost. Exhibits, food available. Visit www.lehighvalleyminiatures.com for more show and workshop information and to print a discount coupon.
Good Fellowship Riding Club Open Show. 9 a.m. at 724 Monocacy Creek Rd., Birdsboro. Fun Show is Saturday July 27 at 5 p.m. Visit www.goodfellowshipridingclub.com.
Teen Zone Summer Program - Beneath the Surface of You. 6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. Come find out more about your personality type and express your creative side. Please bring a plain t-shirt to tie dye.
Fleetwood Community Carnival July 16 to 20 at the Fleetwood Park on Park Road in Fleetwood. Rides, food, Midway, entertainment. Tuesday: Local Entertainment and Ride all night for one price. Wednesday: The Dave Mell Band. Thursday: Jump Start, the ultimate variety band and Ride all night for one price. Friday: Jeff Krick as Elvis and Fireworks. Saturday: Rubber Duck Regatta, 6 p.m. The 60’s Boys and rain date for Fireworks. The rides start every night at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Fleetwood FCCO, Lions & Rotary Clubs. Fireworks sponsored by Weaver’s Hardware.
Free Seminar on Living with Low Vision. 8 to 9 a.m. at Rittenhouse Senior Living, 2900 Lawn Terrace, Laureldale.Seminar on living with low vision capabilities due to Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy or Glaucoma.Breakfast will be served at 8 am. Please call to RSVP to Rittenhouse Senior Living at 610-208-8890.
Family Book Club. 6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. We will be discussing the Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Children in grades 2-5 and their families are invited to read the book and come for food, discussion, and activities. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please register: 610-683-5820.
Teen Book Club. 6 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. We will be discussing The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to read the book and come for food, discussion, and an activity. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please register: 610-683-5820.
Fleetwood Blues Festival, Free at Fleetwood Park, Live music, food, raffle, vendors. 11am – 8pm. 610-944-8220
Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring the Reading Philharmonic Band, 6-8pm. Concession stand will be open.
Pinnacle Jam Music Festival. Sept. 13 and 14 at Kempton Music Center, 83 Community Drive, Kempton. This two day event is a fundraiser for The Rex Foundation, which aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere. For tickets and more info visit: www.kemptonmusiccenter.com.