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Events


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Send events to The Kutztown Area Patriot at 12 South Fourth St., Hamburg, Pa., 19526; fax: 610-562-4644; e-mail: lmitchell@berksmontnews.com.
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. Oct. 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11
Lego Club Mondays 6:30 p.m. Oct. 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.
ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL HEALTH NETWORK
“Childbirth Preparation” classes Oct. 20 to 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Bern Campus. Open to the public. Taken during the 6th or 7th month, designed to educate parents about the physical and emotional aspects of the birthing process, including the role of labor coach. There is a fee. For additional information, please contact Karen Sponagle at 610-378-2003. Registration is required, please call 610-378-2100.
Kids Konnected, a support group for children with a parent who is being treated for cancer, meet the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Health Network Cancer Center. Open to all children, regardless of where the parent is being treated. Children of elementary school through high school ages encouraged to participate. Free. Licensed counselor in one room with kids, while parents meet in a separate area. Registration required. Call Phyllis Hoffman, RN, OCN, Oncology Community Outreach, at 610-378-2602 for information and registration. Log on to www.kidskonnected.org.
Family Birthing Center offers a series of classes “Childbirth Preparation” Tuesdays, from Nov. 5 to 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Bern Campus. Open to the public. Taken during the 6th or 7th month, designed to educate parents about the physical and emotional aspects of the birthing process, including the role of the labor coach. There is a fee. For information, contact Karen Sponagle at 610-378-2003. Registration required, call 610-378-2100.
St. Joseph’s Family Birthing Center hosts “What You Need to Know: Preparation for Breastfeeding” class Nov. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bern Campus. Dispells myths, teaches evidence-based current information and some practical tips for the family. A doll would be helpful to bring to class. There is a fee. For information, contact Karen Sponagle, RN, Clinical Coordinator, at 610-378-2003. To register, call Central Scheduling at 610-378-2100.
“Managing Diabetes” classes, Thursdays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 5, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bern Campus. Registration at 610-378-2100. For information, contact Angela Serafin, RN, MSN, CDE at 610-208-4626. The American Diabetes Association Recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
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.
SUPPORT GROUP HELPS THOSE COPING WITH GRIEF
The Living with Loss support group, offered by Diakon Family Life Services, starts Monday, Nov. 4 and runs for three weeks at The Lutheran Home, Deibert Hall, One South Home Ave., Topton. Sessions, led by a counseling professional from 6:30 to 8 p.m., provide a forum to share experiences, learn coping skills and understand emotions that arise when suffering a loss. Sponsored by Ludwick Funeral Homes, group is free for participants. For more information or to register, contact Diakon Family Life Services toll free at 1-888-499-2699. Advanced registration by Oct. 31.
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.
KUTZTOWN HIGH SCHOOL’S THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Tickets available for purchase. Performances at the high school auditorium Nov. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. the last of which audience encouraged to sing-a-long. Features a live 26-piece orchestra and performers from the district’s high school, middle school and elementary schools. Tickets on sale Tuesdays and Thursdays in the high school auditorium lobby 6 to 7:30 p.m. Reserved “will call” tickets available by calling 610-683-9945. Tickets may also be available on the day of the show. To reserve tickets for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday shows call 610-683-9945 or stop by the high school during the times listed above.
TRICK-OR-TREAT FOOD COLLECTION for FRIEND. Brownie Troop #1834 and Daisy Troop #1110 of Kutztown Elementary School are collecting non-perishable food for Friend, Inc. Community Services, a multi-services social agency operating in Northeastern Berks County to support those in need. Collection boxes located in Kutztown at Once Again Thrift Store, Kutztown Community Partnership Office, Honors Hall on Kutztown University’s campus, and Kutztown Community Library. Designated locations will be collecting items from Oct. 15 to 31. The troops will participate in a door to door “trick or treating” for food donations on the afternoon of Oct. 27. The neighborhoods north of Main Street and east of Greenwich Street are assigned for troop collection. Any and all non-perishable foods are welcomed. Any questions, contact Samantha Brannen at sbran756@live.kutztown.edu.
Oct. 17
KUTZTOWN AREA GARDEN CLUB. 7 p.m. meeting at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown.
MODERN MARKERS: 21ST CENTURY CRAFT IN BERKS AND LEHIGH COUNTIES, reception for art exhibition at Kutztown University’s Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery, 4 to 6 p.m. in Sharadin Arts Building. Free and open to public. Exhibition runs until Nov. 22. Features metalsmiths, ceramicists, furniture makers, textile artists and weavers. Artists: Lisa and Scott Cylinder, Oley; Janna Gregonis, Kutztown; Jeff Kleckner, Bethlehem; Bill Kreider, Emmaus; Deborah Muhl, Emmaus; Barbara Schulman, Kutztown; Willi Singleton, Kempton; Wendy Stevens, Boyertown; E. Douglas Wunder, Kutztown. Visit www.kutztown.edu/acad/artgallert or www.facebook.com/KUMillerArtGallery.
Oct. 19
BUNNICULA CRAFT. Come in anytime and make a rabbit puppet Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.
READ TO A THERAPY DOG 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Children can sign up to read to a registered therapy dog for 15 minutes. If the hour is not fully reserved children may extend their visit and/or walkins will be welcome.
The Arthritis Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, will host a one-day
HEALTH SUMMIT FOR ARTHRITIS. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, 501 Hoch Road, Blandon. Hosted by The Arthritis Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, the Summit include keynote presentations by Dr. Michael Borofsky, rheumatologist, whose topic is “General Review of Arthritis and Overview of Medications” and by Dr. Paul Brockman, physiatrist, on “The Importance of Movement and Exercise for People with Arthritis.” Visit with vendors and attend two workshops: “Arthritis and Your Hands” by Colleen Schwartz, an occupational therapist, and “Nutrition and Arthritis” by Cynthia Shirey, a registered nurse, Reiki master, certified hypnotist and holistic nutrition counselor. Both have 30 years experience. Cost of registration includes wellness expo, workshops, breakfast and a box lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 215-574-3060, ext. 4724.
Berks County Association for the Blind 2nd annual HARVEST FEST 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Association’s grounds, 2020 Hampden Blvd. in Reading. Games for all ages, music and food, face painting and pumpkin decorating along with vision screenings and tours of facility. Blind awareness obstacle course will be available. Berks County Lions clubs will collect eye glasses. Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive. New this year: 5K Run/Walk for Sight at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. A one mile kids run 9:45 a.m. Registration forms at www.berksblind.org.
Oct. 20
5th 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.Walk starts at 1 p.m. from Fleetwood High School Stadium, winds through Fleetwood for a 1k, 5k and 10k walk. Sponsored by local businesses and made up of local churches walking together to raise money and awareness to overcome local and global hunger. Theme is The 5 stations of food: designated rest stops with grains, fruits, vegetables and cookies. Water available at all rest areas. Food pantry feeds more than 100 units.
FALL FESTIVAL at Maidencreek Church, 261 Main St. (Rte. 73), Blandon, on Sunday, Oct. 20, with food, fellowship and activities for all ages, 4 – 6 p.m. Entertainment by Miracles Gospel Quintet 6 – 7. A free will offering will be taken.
FREE COMMUNITY MEAL. 4-6 p.m., The Kutztown Kitchen, 357 West Main St., Kutztown. Menu: Hamburger Barbecue, drinks, salad, dessert. ALL are welcome! Questions? Call Ann 484-239-5314.
Oct. 21
BASKET WEAVER DEBBI ZVANUT speaker at Albany Township Historical Society’s meeting 7 to 9 p.m. at Headquarters, 404 Old Philly Pike in Kempton, free and open to the public. Brief talk on basket weaving history, baskets of PA Germans and her own collection of old, new, traditional and more modern art baskets. Weaving for over 20 years primarily with flat and round rattan reed and cane, she also uses other materials such as oak, ash, waxed linen, birch bark and paper. Following meeting is a hands-on class in basket weaving where participants learn how to weave a small reed basket with a folded rim. Small charge covers costs for supplies, payable in cash, at the meeting. Experience is not required, bring along an old towel. Pre-registration required by Oct. 19. To register contact Debbie Zvanut via info@albanyths.org. For directions, visit our website at www.albanyths.org.
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.
PIANO RECITAL. Reading native Matthew Bengston performs works of Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main, KU. Free and open to public. As a La Gesse Fellow, he has presented concerts in France, Italy, Hungary and at Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello. He has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and on the Pro Musica series in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He has performed with the Reading, Pottstown, Ridgefield and Bay-Atlantic Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared with violinist Joshua Bell on NPR’s “Performance Today” and XM Satellite Radio’s “Classical Confidential.”
Oct. 22
St. Joseph Regional Health NetworkFREE PUBLIC FLU CLINIC 2 to 7 p.m. in the Bern Campus lobby. Reservations are not required.
Preschool Storyriders. 10:15 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Turtle Tales stories, songs, giggles & games for ages 2 - 5.
Baby LapSit Storytime. 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Birth to 18 months and adult, stories, rhymes and songs.
Toddler Time. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For 18 to 36 months and adult, short stories, songs and rhymes with movement,.
Oct. 23
BIBLE-THEMED COSTUME PARTY 6:15 p.m. Huff’s Union Church invites children (and their families) to our Create a simple costume (as easy as a bathrobe and head scarf) and come hear words of wisdom from our Magi hat, learn the story of Elijah the prophet, and share snacks. At 7:30 there is an optional flashlight tour of the adjoining cemetery (bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes and a jacket) Call 610-845-2626 for additional information.
KUTZTOWN’S MAIN STREET TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT from 6 to 8 p.m. Main Street closed to traffic. Families invited to Trick or Treat and participate in costume contest.
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.
Toddler Time. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For 18 to 36 months and adult, short stories, songs and rhymes with movement.
TRIO CAPRICE COMES TO KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. They will perform piano trios by Brahms and Shostakovich. The recital is free and open to the public. Trio Caprice is comprised by pianist Debra Ronning, violinist Stephanie McCullough and cellist Sara Male. The trio is in residence at Elizabethtown College, where each is on the faculty in the Department of Music. Trio Caprice has performed extensively throughout Pennsylvania and the middle Atlantic area.
Oct. 24
RED TAIL CRAFTERS. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kutztown Train Station. Free refreshments. Demonstrating their LAZER cutting machine, able to customize wood, acrylic, cork, metal, paper, fabric, glass and more. Public invited.
Board of Trustees Meeting. 7 to 8 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library in the library meeting room. This meeting is open to the public.
Oct. 26
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.
CANCELLATION. New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 27 Lyons Road, Fleetwood, PA - Due to current renovations to the kitchen area of the church, the Chicken and Waffle Dinner scheduled for Saturday, October 26, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
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 and a craft. James Marshall
Oct. 29
HALLOWEEN TALES by Storyteller Charles Kiernan, at 7 p.m. at the Henry Auditorium. Sponsored by Brandywine Community Library, free admission. Suggested audience is ages 5-100. Listen to strange old English and Scottish tales, stories of the uncanny, hauntingly humorous tales, and a good dose of the unknown. Kiernan performs at theatres, listening clubs, schools, libraries, and festivals. He is also coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, Pennsylvania State Representative for the National Youth Storytelling Showcase, Pennsylvania State Liaison for the National Storytelling Network and recipient of the 2008 Individual Artist Award from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission.
Oct. 30 HALLOWEEN PARTY. 6:30 p.m. Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.
St. Joseph Regional Health Network will be offering the Helene Kosakowski Annual BREAST CANCER SCREENING for uninsured women from 1 to 5 p.m., on Oct. 30, at the Downtown Reading Campus. Reservations are required. Please call 610-378-2602.
Nov. 2
AUTHOR VISIT. 3 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library will be hosting a visit from children’s author/illustrator Zachariah OHora. There will be a presentation followed by a book signing.
Nov. 3
KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers asked to meet behind the Kutztown Community Partnership, located at 324 W. Main St., to support the Safe, Clean, & Green Committee’s Weekly Community Clean-Up. After clean up volunteers invited to a Meet & Greet at Mayor Sandy Green’s home, sponsored by Uncle Joe’s Pizza. This scheduled clean-up is in anticipation of the post-Halloween party weekend. Contact Kate Quinlan, KCP@hometownu.com.
Nov. 5
ELECTION DAY.Polls Open from 7 a.m. to 8p.m.
Nov. 11
Brandywine Heights Area School District 14th annual VETERANS DAY PROGRAM AND LUNCHEON for those veterans who reside in the community or are relatives of students. Program honors our country, thanks our veterans for their service, and promotes citizenship within our student body and faculty. Some veterans will be invited to speak to classes on the morning of the program. Veterans may also come to view the patriotic displays throughout the building, as well as to visit the hospitality room where they can enjoy snacks and drinks while chatting together. During the assembly, someone will receive the Patriot Award, which recognizes a veteran or community member/group for exceptional service to this country and/or community. After the assembly, veterans will be escorted to the school cafeteria where they will be treated to a free luncheon. 9:00 – 11:45 am: Veterans arrive to speak to classes, or to tour the school and visit the hospitality room
12:00 – 1:10 pm: Veterans and students treated to a program of music, readings, and the Patriot Award
1:15 – 2:15 pm: Veterans are treated to a luncheon
Questions, call Tess Woloszanski at 610-682-5131.
FREE INFLUENZA VACCINES for adults 50 and older, offered by Diakon Volunteer Home Care. Funded by a grant from the state Department of Health and offered in conjunction with Lutheran Home Care & Hospice. Pre-registration with Diakon Volunteer Home Care at 610-682-1412 or, toll-free, at 1-866-844-9091 is recommended:
• Nov. 11, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Reading.
• Nov. 15, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 6th and Walnut sts., Reading.
• Nov. 19, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., The Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 S. Home Ave., Topton.
Diakon Volunteer Home Care is a program of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries and is funded, in part, under a contract with the Berks County Area Agency on Aging.
Nov. 14
FAMILY BOOK BINGO 6:30 p.m. Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.
Nov. 15
KUTZTOWN HIGH SCHOOL’S THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Tickets available for purchase. Performances at the high school auditorium Nov. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. the last of which audience encouraged to sing-a-long. Features a live 26-piece orchestra and performers from the district’s high school, middle school and elementary schools. Tickets on sale Tuesdays and Thursdays in the high school auditorium lobby 6 to 7:30 p.m. Reserved “will call” tickets available by calling 610-683-9945. Tickets may also be available on the day of the show. To reserve tickets for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday shows call 610-683-9945 or stop by the high school during the times listed above.
Nov. 17
Dachshund Fanciers Association Of Berks County’s 32nd INDEPENDENT SPECIALTY SHOW 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Berks County 4H Community Center, 1206 County Welfare Road, Leesport. About 80 dogs vie for AKC championship points, ribbons, trophies and Best In Show at this ‘Dachshunds only’ dog show. No admission or parking charge. Call 610-269-6056 or 610-582-4882. www.dachshund-dfabc.org
Nov. 20
The Pennsylvania 47th Volunteer Infantry: The Human Side of the Civil War. Presented by the Longswamp Township Historical Society at The Lutheran Home at Topton, Henry Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation begins at 7 p.m. The 47th was one of the largest and longest-serving regiments of the Civil War. Company K of the regiment was raised in Allentown and comprised at least 15 Longswamp Township men. The story of the 47th will be told using photos and images, and excerpts from letters, diaries, and newspaper clippings. You’ll hear how these men, including those from Longswamp, lived thought, fought and, in some cases, died. We may even solve a few mysteries! Prior to and after the presentation, enjoy a curated display of Civil War era artifacts that relate directly or indirectly to the Longswamp men of Company K. Free and open to the public, but a small donation to help defray program expenses is appreciated. We’ll also have items available for sale.
Dec. 9
WINTER CRAFT NIGHT 6:30pm 6:30 p.m. Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.