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 www.berks.lib.pa.us/hamburgpl.
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. Aug. 30- Zumba Gold at 9 a.m.; Aug. 30 - Grocery Bingo at 10:15 a.m. All events at Hamburg Senior Center 61 N. 3rd Street, Hamburg.
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.
Crime Watch Meetings
Meetings are held the 4th Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from July-September at hamburg Park Pavilion #1 (by the tennis courts).
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.
Bethany United Methodist Church Young Children’s Choir
Ages 2-6 practicing 1st 3 Wednesday each month at 6:30 p.m. Singing at 10:15 Worship Service. Sunday after 3rd practice each month. September schedule: practices Sept. 4, 11 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. Singing Sept. 22 at 10:15 a.m. Call Mary Sabas at 570-593-8744 or leave a message at 610-562-2861 for more information. Located at 321 Island Street, Hamburg.
Two Train Excursions
3 days, 2 nights from October 9-11. There is a cost. For reservations and information contact St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jane Reppert, at 610-562-2647.
New York City Bus Trip
Trip on Nov. 9, registration and money due Oct. 12. Have a fun day in New York. A free day to do as you wish in the city. Leave from Hamburg Middle School at 8 a.m. and return at 8:30 p.m. NYC drop off/pickup at Bryant Park at 41st St. and Avenue of Americas. No refunds unless we can fill the seat. More info or to sign up call the Library at 610-562-2843. There is a cost. Proceeds benefit the Hamburg Public Library.
Sept. 3 & 10
The Cigars International 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.
Sight Loss Support Group
For visually impaired individuals, their families and caregivers from 1-2 p.m. 2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading. Reservations required. Call 610-375-8407.
Caregivers Support Group
For caregivers of visually impaired individuals from 2-3 p.m. 2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading. Reservations required. Call 610-375-8407.
Sight Loss Support Group
For Spanish speaking visually impaired individuals, their families and caregivers from 1-2 p.m. 2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading. Reservations required. Call 610-375-8407.
Aug. 30 & 31
Murder Mystery Train
Come join the zany character from the Pines Dinner Theatre. Help solve the crime on our Murder Mystery Train! Advance reservations required. There is a cost. At WK&S Railroad. Train departs at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.kemptontrain.com for more information.
10th Annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival
Downtown Hamburg from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Three stages of non-stop entertainment, beer & wine garden, best burger contest, National Burger Eating Competition, artisans/crafters, children’s activites, downtown shopping, plenty of food and drinks and a whole lot more. Free admission. Bring your buns to Hamburg...you’ll relish the experience. Check out the festival tab or visit www.tasteofhamburger.com.
Dine & Dash Burgers Trail Race
Start the Taste of Hamburg-er Festival right. Enjoy a running race and great burgers at the same time. Begin the race with a tasty burger, run a mile, eat another burger, and run back. Registration limited to 50, so sign up soon.
Location: Downtown Hamburg, 2nd and State Streets, Hamburg
Registration: 10:40 a.m., Race Starts: 11 a.m.
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AT Mountain Springs, Shartlesville. Starting at 7 p.m.
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. For more infor call 610-372-8945. Come join our den.
Sept. 6 & 7
The 18th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival
At Bill DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers. A donation per person is requested. Parking is free in the park. No Pets and No Alcohol Permitted!
The festival has grown consistently by providing a good time with good music and most importantly good, spicy food. Musical entertainment will be provided by Acoustic Road Show which showcases local musicians, on both Friday and Saturday. Vendors will be selling everything from clothing and crafts to freshly picked produce to some of the tastiest and most interesting chile pepper inspired dishes anywhere, from sauces to stuffed smoked peppers, Join in on Friday at 2 p.m. for the 5th Annual Salsa contest and then on Saturday the Jalapeno Pepper Eating Contest begins at 4 p.m.
New for 2013, open jammers tent on both days.
As always, the horse drawn wagons will be providing transport between the festival and the farm at no charge.
Country Line Dancing, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. There is a cost. Food available. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club.Info: 610-488-5171.
Strausstown Fire Company Car Show Breakfast
At the Strausstown Fire Company’s Community Campus, Strausstown, 7 to 10 a.m.; and at the Strausstown Car Show, 6 to 10 a.m.; benefits the Apparatus Fund.
Hamburg Fireman’s Family Carnival
At Hamburg Field House. Wed.-Fri. 6-10 p.m., Saturday 4-10 p.m. Ride special between 6 and 9:30 p.m. There is a cost per night on Wednesday and Thursday. Entertainment every night. Talent Show at 5 p.m. on Sept. 12. Talent of all kind are welcome. To register call 610-562-6972 or visit www.hamburgfireco.com. World Professional Wrestling on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Keystone State Rollin’ Renegades Roller Derby at 1 p.m. and Marie and The Little Rock Band a Tribute to Reba at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.
Proceeds benefit Union Fire Co. #1 of Hamburg New Fire Station Fund.
New Found Grass
At the Grand Old Opry of Centerport. Sponsored by the Centeral Berks Lions Club. Featured group at 7 p.m. Food at 4:30 p.m. and Jam at 5:30 p.m.