Calendar of events


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 library’s website at

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 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.

Berks Encore schedule: July 24, 29 & 31 - Silver Sneakers exercise at 9:15 a.m.; July 26 - Zumba Gold at 9 a.m.; July 30 - Cheescake day! at 11 a.m. Events at Berks Encore Hamburg Senior Center, 61 N. 3rd St., Hamburg.

Managing Diabetes class meets Thursday July 11- August 1 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Health Network at Broadcasting Square. Registration is required by calling 610-378-2100. For additional information, please contact Angela Serafin, RN, MSN, CDE at 610-208-4626.

Hamburg Farmers Market

Continues every Saturday through October 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the front of the 4th and Pine municipal parking lot with customer parking available in the back of the lot. Rain or shine.

2013 Art Raffle presented by Hamburg Area Arts Alliance. Buy a ticket and take a chance! Tickets will be on sale until September 17. Proceeds benefit the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance. Drawing will be held on September 18. Winners will be notified by phone. Contact the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance at 610-562-3106 with any questions. There is a cost per ticket. Winners pick artwork in the order they were drawn.

July 25

Hamburg Book Club

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Public Library to review the book, Who Killed my Daughter? - A True Story of how a Fiction Novel Became Real. Author: Lois Duncan. Everyone is welcome.

8th Anniversary Celebration

Central Berks Lions Club Jam with the Jalappa All-Stars.

July 27

Outdoor Movie Series

“Space Jam” at the Hamburg Pool as a “Dive in Movie.” There is a cost. The food stand will be open. Event is rain or shine. Starts at 9 p.m. Hamburg Parks & Recreation.

Bernville Community Day

Games start at 4 p.m. at Umbenhauer Park. Beer Garden 6-9 p.m. Games: ring toss, goldfish game, duck pond, lollipop tree, dime pitch and more. Live DJ at 8 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk.

Picnic in the Park

Sponsored by Central Berks Lions Club at Central Berks Fire Company Park. Entertainment by The Jalappa All-Stars from 6-9 p.m. Food served beginning at 4 p.m. includes hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, french fries, waffles and ice cream, soups, drinks, etc. Drawing. Bring lawn chairs. Picnic will be held rain or shine.

Reading Navy Club

Breakfast at 9 a.m. at Cross Roads Restaurant, Route 61 in Tuckerton. Meeting at Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing at 7 p.m. All veterans of US “sea-going” services are welcome! For further information place call 610-929-8343.

Incredible Edibles and Medicinal Plant Walk

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Kaercher Creek Park, 3401 Old Route 22, Windsor Twp.

Join naturalist “Porcupine Pat” McKinney of the Schuylkill Conservation District in a fascinating search for plants that were-and sometimes still are-eaten or used for medicinal purposes. Participants will have the opportunity to taste common edibles. Caution will be stressed. This walk is for youth ages 10 and up and for adults.

This programs is presented by Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.

For more infomration call 610-374-8839 or visit

A Muggle’s Guide to Geocaching

10 a.m. at Gring’s Mill Barn, 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township.

This beginners’ program leads you through the fun and practical applications of GPS navigation. Participants will learn how to pinpoint locations, mark waypoints, plot courses and create routes. They will then head outdoors for hands-on experience. Individuals may bring their own GPS devices; loaners are available. This program is for all ages.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information call 610-374-2944 or visit

July 30

Trivia Tuesday

The CI Hamburg Super-Store Tuesday night regulars are going home blowing friends and family away with all this new knowledge! Did I mention the prizes you win with this fun trivia night? Winners go home with t-shirts, cigars and hats, just to name a few! Come out and see for yourself! Who would’ve thought you could sip martinis, beer and liquor, load you up with prizes and leave the bar with new trivia knowledge! Martini Specials run throughout the night. Put your thinking caps on and in this case your drinking caps too! Meet us every Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., for Trivia Tuesdays at the CI Hamburg Super-Store.

August 3

Kauffman BBQ Chicken Dinner

At St. Paul’s (Smoke) Church in Lenhartsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a cost. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 610-562-2647 or at the door that day.

Annual Sunday School Picnic

At Belleman’s Church, 3540 Bellemans Church Rd., Mohrsville. Picnic food beginning at 3 p.m., ham platters 3:30-6:30 p.m. All food rain or shine. Music by Belleman’s Orchestra from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Jalappa All Stars from 6 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by Belleman’s Church.

Blacksmith Day

From 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, rain or shine. Blacksmithing demonstrations, hands on activities for adults and children, forging contest and sculpture build. Held at Old Dry Road Farm, 202 Highland Rd. Wernersville. Sponsored by The Pa Artist Blacksmiths’ Association. For more information go to or

August 4

75th and Final Shappell-Schappell Reunion

At Edenburg Recreation Park. Buffet Style Covered Dish at 12:30 p.m. Business meetin at 2 p.m. Free hot dogs. Cold drinks and coffee provided. Old fashioned cake walk, games for children, prizes for younest, oldest, etc. Please bring your relatives. Picnic held rain or shine. If you have pictures or interesting articles related to the family, please bring them.

August 5

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 info call 610-372-8945. Come join our Den.