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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. Not held in October.
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
PA Department of Health public immunization clinic. 9-11 a.m. 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.
HALLOWEEN “GHOST” LANTERN TOURS at Crystal Cave, 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown. Ghost stories, folklore and history of haunted Crystal Cave guided by hand-held lantern light. Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 5:30 p.m. There is a cost. Not appropriate for ages under 8. Call 610-683-6765 for reservations. www.crystalcavepa.com.
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.
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 OUTLET at 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.
TOGETHER FOR AMY Vendor And Crafters Show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bowers Park. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at Fleetwood Bible Church are extending a helping hand to one of its moms Amy Roth, who was re-diagnosed with Leukemia while pregnant with her third son. She was induced at 34 weeks to immediately start chemotherapy and is in line for a bone marrow transplant. Money raised will help the Roth family pay bills, provide food and clothing. Event includes kids games, face painting, a moonbounce, a kiddies train, DJ music, live music, vendors and craft tables, raffles, shirts and food for sale.
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.
Preschool Storyriders 10:15 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Oct. 8 Cool Cats. Oct. 15: No StoryRider. Stories, songs, giggles and games for ages 2 - 5.
Baby LapSit Storytime 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For babies from birth to 18 months and their adult, stories, rhymes and songs.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft, bring an adult to assist in the events
Toddler Time 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For toddlers (firm afoot when walking) from about 18 to 36 months and their adult, short stories, songs and rhymes with movement.
Family Storytime 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Books, activities, and crafts. No age limits or sign ups. Oct. 9: Where are we going?
Learn to Crochet` 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library meeting room. Complete a scarf project in the color of your choice. Learn the basics of crochet with Instructor Kathy Sherry. Fee covers cost of materials. Space is limited. Please pay at the library when you sign up.
ATTIC OUTLET at 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, College Blvd. and North Campus Dr. across from Kutztown Fairgrounds on the KU campus. Proceeds from space rental will go to ZTA Foundation to support breast cancer education and awareness, the Komen Race for the Cure Survivor Recognition Program, scholarships, educational programming, and leadership development. Contact Zeta Tau Alpha at 610-683-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC IN THE BARN. Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer will be jamming in the Barn 2-5 p.m. at Pinnacle Ridge Winery, Kutztown, to kick off the release of new 2012 Cabernet Franc.
Storytime with Miss Jenny 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 and a craft. Oct. 12 - Peggy Parish.
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.
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLECONCERT. 7:30p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. Concert of classical, contemporary, and world percussion pieces featuring two world renowned percussionists Valerie Naranjo, Saturday Night Live & Ba-ere Yotere, Master African Gyil Player.
BUNNICULA CRAFT. Come in anytime and make a rabbit puppet Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.
4TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CROP WALK, Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Fleetwood Area High School will benefit the local food banks. Registration 12:15 p.m., Walk starts at 1 p.m. For more info contact St. Paul’s UCC at 610-944-0406.
OPEN HOUSE. Good Shepherd Physical Therapy – Blandon, 850 Golden Drive, Suites 13 & 14, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an open house for the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Free health screenings: blood pressure checks; balance, hand strength and stroke risk assessments; and bone density scanning. Tours of facility, refreshments, prizes, a coloring contest for children and an opportunity to meet the staff. Good Shepherd – Blandon offers a full range of rehabilitation services for adults and children, including therapy for orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, lower back pain, post-joint replacement rehabilitation, neurological issues such as stroke and developmental delays.
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.