Send events to The Kutztown Area Patriot at 12 South Fourth St., Hamburg, Pa., 19526; fax: 610-562-4644; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Mondays 10 a.m. - Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5. Stories, songs, and a simple craft.
Mondays 11 a.m. - Toddler Time for ages 0-3. Stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Mondays 3 p.m. - Teen Time for grades 6 and up. Hang out, play games, make crafts.
Mondays 6 p.m. - Evening Story Time
Tuesdays 11:15 a.m. - Story Rider Story Time for ages 2-5. Stories, songs, and a simple craft.
Thursdays 10 a.m. - Toddler Time for ages 0-3. Stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Teen Book Club - 1st Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. Check at the library for book titles.
LEGO Club - 1st Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. for ages 5 and up.
Saturday Story Time starting Sept. 28 running the 2nd and 4th Saturdays until Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Play and Learn Workshop series on Thursdays in October from 10 to 11 a.m. for children ages 0-5 with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver. Come and play with your child while getting parenting tips and early childhood information from guest speakers. Each session will end with a short time of stories and songs. (This workshop will take the place of Thursday Toddler Time for October.)
FLEETWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
110 W. Arch St. Suite 209, Fleetwood
Preschool Storytime. Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18 and 25; Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11
Lego Club Mondays 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS
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.
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
Berks County Association for the Blind, 2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading events:
Sept. 25, Sight Loss Support Group, 1 p.m., Open to visually impaired individuals, their families and caregivers. Reservations required. Call 610-375-6467.
Sept. 25, Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m. Open to caregivers of visually impaired individuals. Reservations required. Call 610-375-6467.
Sept. 26, Spanish speaking Sight Loss Support Group, 1 p.m. Open to Spanish speaking, visually impaired individuals, their families and caregivers. Reservations required. Call 610-375-6467.
Volunteer drivers needed to transport visually impaired individuals to Berks County Association for the Blind activities. Call 610-375-6467.
PA Department of Health monthly public immunization clinic. 9-11 a.m. Sept. 20, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20 at St. Paul’s U.C.C., 47 S. White Oak St., Kutztown. If you are Uninsured or Underinsured the Department of Health can help you receive all of your vaccinations. You are eligible for vaccines at LOW or NO COST if you are: Underinsured or Uninsured. Call Berks County State Health Center at 610-378-4377 if you have questions or to schedule an appointment.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha at Kutztown University will hold a community yard sale Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Beekey Education Center on the KU campus. Sellers will receive two parking spaces for a donation. Sellers are responsible for their own tables and displays. Proceeds from the space rental will go to the ZTA Foundation to support breast cancer education and awareness, the Komen Race for the Cure Survivor Recognition Program, scholarships, educational programming, and leadership development. The Beekey Education Center is located at College Blvd. and North Campus Dr. across from the Kutztown Fairgrounds. For further information contact Zeta Tau Alpha at 610-683-4252 or email@example.com.
Friday, Sept. 27
5:30 p.m.Homecoming Parade, sponsored by FASD.
After parade, Homecoming Festival in the Park, held by the Recreation Board. Food, dunk tank, hayrides, amusements, funnel cake. Bonfire concludes night.
Saturday, Sept. 28
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fleetwood Business Block Party & Open House, sponsored by Fleetwood Area Main Street Association. 12 to 2:30 p.m. Car Show, trophies awarded at 2:30 p.m. Chinese Auction winners announced at 3 p.m. DJ from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Craft Show, kids events, Berks County Sheriff’s Safe Kids ID, pig roast, live band 1 to 4 p.m., Meet X-Games World Champion Matt Lindenmuth. A celebrity from the Amish Mafia TV show will be signing autographs at Fleetwood Auto Parts.
Sunday, Sept. 29
Alumni Day at Simmeria. Alumni specials.
YMCA open house 1 to 3 p.m. at Tri-Valley facility at Willow Creek School, Fleetwood.
Visit www.fleetwoodboro.com for more info.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING. 7 to 8 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. The Board of Trustees hold the monthly meeting in the library meeting room. This meeting is open to the public.
‘A BREATH 4 BREE’ 4th annual Cystic Fibrosis Walk. registration at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m., at William Delong Memorial Park, Bowers. Proceeds benefit PA Cystic Fibrosis Inc., Pediatric Clinics at LVHN, and Bree’s Medical And Activities Fund. For more info or to register, visit www.abreath4bree.org. Contact Liza at 484-632-4525. Send donations to A Breath 4 Bree, P.O. Box 11 Bowers, PA 19511, checks payable to A Breath 4 Bree.
SCHOOL GARDEN WORKSHOP. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kutztown Elementary School’s garden, 40 Normal Ave. Hosted by Kutztown University and Kutztown Elementary School. Free and open to the public. Presentations discuss how to create a school garden program, how to integrate the garden into curriculum and how to sustain the program long-term. Concludes with tour of the Kutztown Elementary School garden, snacks and music by a live jazz trio. Teachers, teachers-in-training, students, parents invited. Participants eligible for 3 ½ Act 48 credits. Free. Register by Sept. 21 at http://libguides.kutztown.edu/gardens, or by contacting Steven Schnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-683-1595.
PARENTING MYTHS & GOD’S TRUTHS. Parenting Seminar presented by Dr. Lynne Williams, Clinical Psychologist 8:30 a.m. to noon at Grace E. C. Church, 421 W. Main St., Kutztown. Cost is per person or per couple. Explore parenting myths which pervade our culture and learn God’s perspective on such topics as self-esteem, child-centered families, and the need for near-perfect parenting to avoid damaging the child. Gain practical skills as well as a solid understanding of God’s expectations of parents and children and experience freedom from the pressures of the parenting myths pervading society. For parents, grandparents, prospective parents, teachers and caregivers. Register via church office: 610-683-3340 or email: email@example.com.
STORYTIME. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For school aged children and older preschoolers. Listen to stories from your favorite authors. Each Saturday features a different author. Today, Syd Hoff. Includes a craft.
MAMMA’S 30th ANNIVERSARY FALL FEST. 2 to 6 p.m. on Whiteoak next to Mamma’s Delight Pizza Restaurant, 300 W. Main St., Kutztown. Celebrating Mamma’s 30th anniversary. Includes moonbounce, music by KU Radio. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Moonbounce, face painting, children’s games, spin the wheel for prizes, free small samples of food, 30-year anniversary gift for anyone coming, tables with chairs for people to sit, balloons for kids, and KURadio will provide live music and broadcast. The road on Main and South Whiteoak will be closed to accommodate the event. 610-683-9120, www.mammasdelight.com.
Tri Valley YMCA Open House. 1 to 3 p.m. at 607 Crisscross Road, Fleetwood. Giveaways, facility tours, special fitness classes, and more. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or MDougherty@ymca-berkscounty.org.
Interventional Cardiologist to present TAVR Talk 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center’s Bern Campus Franciscan Room. Dr. Guy Piegari, an interventional cardiologist, talks about minimally invasive procedure for replacing the aortic valve. Free and open to the public. Register by calling 610-378-2553.
PRESCHOOL STORYRIDERS. 10:15 to 11 a.m. Brandywine Community Library. Today Fire Safety stories, songs, giggles & games for ages 2 - 5.
BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Brandywine Community Library. For babies up to 18 months and adult, stories, rhymes and songs, each child needs an actively participating adult.
STITCH AND CHAT. 2 to 3 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Bring your current project (counted cross, crewel, needlepoint, redwork) and stitch with us on the first and third Tuesday in the Library’s meeting room. No sign ups.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Brandywine Community Library. Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft, bring an adult to assist.
TODDLER TIME. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Brandywine Community Library. For toddlers 18 to 36 months and their adult, pattern of short stories, songs and rhymes with movement.
FAMILY STORYTIME. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brandywine Community Library. Stories, activities, and crafts for whole family. No age limits or sign ups.
LEARN TO CROCHET. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brandywine Community Library meeting room. Complete a scarf project, learn the basics of crochet from instructor Kathy Sherry. Fee covers cost of materials. Space is limited. Please pay at the library when you sign up.
WINE TASTING 101 - RED WINES. 6 to 7:30 p.m. join Brandywine Community Library to learn proper way to taste wine and sample a variety of wines. Blair Vineyards, Kutztown provides instructional expertise and wines. Cost for the program includes 4-5 tastings and light appetizers. Pay at the library to hold reservation, space is very limited. Held on the library porch, in the case of unpleasant weather we will be indoors, in the stacks. Must be 21 or older to attend.
ATTIC OUTLETat Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 West Main St., Kutztown. Friday, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Good used clothing, household items, books, shoes. Low prices. Proceeds benefit the Helping Hand Fund.
2013 ARTIST HARVEST. 5 to 8 p.m. throughout Downtown Kutztown. A celebration of art at multiple locations in Kutztown. Explore the town, meet artists and photographers while enjoying the bounty of the season. Each location features works from an artist: Participating locations: Monaghan Realtors, Global Libations, Uptown Espresso, Dunkelberger’s; Jackie & Daughter, Wholesome Foods, Colasanti Printworks, Vynecrest Winery; Adam N’ Eve, Firefly Bookstore, J.A. Meyer, Nectar’s Cafe; Basin Street Hotel, Lucky 13 Tattoo, CC’s Wooden Grill, KTL Cigars; Pop’s Malt Shoppe, Main Street Inn, Spuds, K’town Pub. Displays will be up in all locations Oct. 4 to 6, longer at many locations. Check with individual participants for additional information about their art show. For more information, contact Jim Springer at Dunkelberger’s at 610-683-7011.
Turkey Pot Pie Supper, family style. 3 to 7 p.m., at St. Peter’s UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood, (near Richmaiden Golf Course). There is a cost. Children under 6 years eat for free. Take-outs available. Call: 610 944 9418.
HEEMET FESCHT. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Pennsylvania Dutch folklife, music, history. Pony rides, hay rides, children’s activities. Blacksmithing, hearth-cooking demonstrations. Acoustic Roadshow’s “Make Your Own Music” booth, Old Time Plow Boys, Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen on-site. More information: 610-683-1589 or www.kutztown.edu/pgchc.
ARTISAN CHEESE & WINE Pairing Event Weekend Berks County Wine Trail Oct. 5 and 6, from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Visit all 8 wineries along Berks County Wine Trail and sample local cheeses, paired with PA produced wines. Bonus feature: enjoy samples of 8 different varieties of fresh, locally grown gourmet Asian Pears from Subarashii Kudamono. Purchase early bird tickets or day of the event. For more info, purchase tickets and complete cheese/wine menu: www.berkscountywinetrail.com.
TAKE YOUR KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY. 11 a.m., Blue Marsh Lake Visitors Center, North Church Road parking lot.Berks County Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Berks Area Mountain Biking Association free event. Quick discussion on bike safety, gear, helmets and riding techniques then bike ride follows the easier Blue Marsh trails toward Bernville, and return to the parking area. Bring own mountain bikes and helmets. No registration required. Go to www.IMBA.com or e-mail BAMBA’s Fred Moreadith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KINETIC POETRY, an electrifying fusion of spoken word poetry and acrobatic dance performances such as pole, hoop and lyra. This fall marks the 3rd annual Kinetic Poetry event, 6 p.m. at Albright College Center for the Arts in Reading, which promises to bring the theatrics of a Broadway show combined with the aerial acrobatics of a Las Vegas cirque show to create a truly unique experience to remember. www.kineticpoetrylive.com.
Lost Access: Fleetwood, a non-profit organization that addresses Grandparent Visitation issues, will meet at Berks Encore, 109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.grandparentchildconnect.org, email email@example.com or call 610-698-7359.
Understanding Credit Reports & Credit Scores. 6 p.m. workshop at Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown. Financial Management Workshop hosted by Friend, Inc. and sponsored by National Penn. Refreshments and Door Prizes included.
ATTIC OUTLETat Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 West Main St., Kutztown. Friday Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Good used clothing, household items, books, shoes. Low prices. Proceeds benefit the Helping Hand Fund.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha at Kutztown University will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Beekey Education Center on the KU campus. Proceeds from the space rental will go to the ZTA Foundation to support breast cancer education and awareness, the Komen Race for the Cure Survivor Recognition Program, scholarships, educational programming, and leadership development. The Beekey Education Center is located at College Blvd. and North Campus Dr. across from the Kutztown Fairgrounds. For further information contact Zeta Tau Alpha at 610-683-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace. 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main Street, Kutztown. To register call Friend, Inc. at 610-683-9011.
BUNNICULA CRAFT. Come in anytime and make a rabbit puppet Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.
Tri Valley YMCA 5K & Octoberfest. Fleetwood Park. Friendly walk/run, children’s activities, costume judging, and more. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or MDougherty@ymca-berkscounty.org.
HALLOWEEN PARTY. 6:30 p.m. Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.
FAMILY BOOK BINGO 6:30 p.m. Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.
WINTER CRAFT NIGHT 6:30pm 6:30 p.m. Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.