Calendar of events

Recurring

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 librarys 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 Alzheimers disease. It is affiliated with the Alzheimers 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 scheudle. Oct. 23, 28 & 30 - Silver Sneakers at 9:15 a.m.; Oct. 25 - Zumba Gold at 9 a.m.; Oct. 23 - Entertainment with Berks Encore German Band at 10:30 a.m.; Oct. 25 - Grocery Bingo at 10:30 a.m.; Oct. 28 - Movie NIght at 7 p.m.; Oct. 29 - Oatmeal for breakfast at 9a.m. and Tai Chi at 9:30 a.m.; Oct. 30 - Halloween party at 10:30 a.m. All events take place at Hamburg Senior Center located at 61 N. 3rd Street, Hamburg.

Crime Watch Meetings

The Neighborhood Crime Watch is a return to the old-fashioned days when neighbors took care of neighbors and communicated with police. Watches mobilize residents of all ages to be the eyes and ears of the nieghborhood to help report crime in action or suspicious behavior to the police force, who can quickly act on tips. Meetings are held the 4th Monday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. July-Septemeber meetings will be held at Hamburg Park Pavilion #1 (by the tennis courts). The crime watch is open to ALL BOROUGH RESIDENTS and will cover the entire borough. Please join us for a meeting or contact Angela at Our Town Foundation to get on our contact list: 610-562-3106 / elemstreethamburg@verizon.net.

Bethany United Methodist Church Young Childrens 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. Call Mary Sabas at 570-593-8744 or leave a message at 610-562-2861 for more information. Located at 321 Island Street, Hamburg.

Thursdays

The Greater Reading Encore Chorale. Singers over age 55 invited to join. Meets Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington. No auditions. Just need to be over age 55. For more information, call David Rutt at 610-921-2667 or just show up. Rehearsals start Sept. 5 and continue through fall season.

Oct. 11 - Oct. 23

Winter Coat Collection

Warm Coats = Warm Shoulders sponsored by Friedens Church, Shartlesville and Shartlesville Community Library. We collect clean, gently worn winter coats in all size for boys and girls, men and women. Also, we accept winter gloves, scarves, caps, hats, sweaters and boots. Collection sites are Friedens Church, St. Mary RCC, Haags Hotel, Mt. Spring Campground, PA Dutch Gift Hause (next to Roadside America) and Outten Family of Dealerships. Coast give away to anyone needing a warm coat is Oct. 26 at Friedens Church, Shartlesville, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oct. 24

Hamburg Book Club

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Public Library to review the book THE CELLIST of SARAJEVO-A Moving Portrayal of the Survival of the Human Spirit. Author: Steven Galloway.

The Jalappa All-Stars

At the Grand Old Opry of Centerport. Includes Tommy Vollmer Steel Guitar/Vocals, Arian Wessner Bass/Vocals, Mitch Wolfe-Keyboards/Vocals, Lynn Stitzel-Guitar/Vocals, Pappy Arms-Guitar/Vocal, and Terry Scanlin-Drums.

Hamburg Grange

Meeting at 7 p.m., Halloween.

Oct. 25

Trunk or Treat

At Salem-Berne United Methodist Church, 292 Salem Church Road, Hamburg, from 6-8 p.m.

Oct. 26

50th Annual King Frost Parade

The parade will be given the Midas touch as we celebrate its 50th Anniversary! Packed with floats, marching bands, and masqueraders it will be sure to please everyone in the family. Raindate: Nov. 2. Downtown Hamburg, 3rd and 4th at 7 p.m.

Mad Scientist Halloween Program

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

Itll be an afternoon of spooky Halloween demonstrations, crafts and snacks. Be a part of the fun with the Penn State Berks Chemical Society and the Heritage Center staff as they deal with slime, some very unique gummy worms, a creepy mystery bowl, and even a genie in a bottle! You might have some brains on your hands, too, along with your fellow wanna-be mad scientists!! Children are welcome to dress in costume for this fun event.

There is a cost per person and registration is requested with payment. Registration deadline is Oct. 22.

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

For more information call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

From 4-7 p.m. at Wyomissing Church of the Brethren, 2200 State Hill Road, Wyomissing. There is a cost. Proceeds benefit Diaster Relief and Church Programs. For more information call 610-374-8451 or visit www.wcotb.org or email wcotb2200@aol.com.

Oct. 27

Sausage and Pancakes Breakfast

Including eggs made to order, hash brown potatoes, sausage gravy, biscuits, plus a sweet treat, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club. Also apple dumplings for sale; to pre-order call, 610-488-5171.

Undead Roller Derby

At Hamburg Field House. Doors open at 5 p.m., game starts at 6 p.m. Beer, brains and live entertainment. $2 off if you come in costume. Advance tickets available call 610-914-0101 or email ufc6110@aol.com. Tickets also available at door.

Oct. 30 & 31

Hamburg Borough Trick or Treat Nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hamburg Grange

Halloween Help 6-9 p.m.

Nov. 2

All-U-Can-Eat Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

Shartlesville Fire Company will be having an All-U-Can-Eat Chicken Pot Pie Dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fire Company Hall. There is a cost, but under 6 years old is free. Please call 610-488-6482 or 610-488-0863 for more information.

Holiday Bazaar

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salem-Berne United Methodist Church, 292 Salem Church Road, Hamburg. Cookies, food, crafts, white elephants and more.

Nov. 3

Iron Chef Hamburg and Benefit Auction

At Hamburg Area High School from 1 to 5 p.m. There is a cost. Advance tickets and information available by phone 610-562-2241 ext. 1736 and at the door. Tickets are also available at each Hamburg Area school during normal business hours.

Shop for a Cause

Please support Stacie Marion-Heilman who has Leukemia. Vendor shor - all your favorites: Scentsy, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Stella & Dot and many more. Local crafters too. Start your holiday shoping. At New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Road, Kempton from 12-4 p.m. All proceeds will help Stacie and her medical bills.

Cash/Longaberger/Thirty-One Bast Benefit Bingo

At Virginville Grange #182 Hall, RT 143 (Main St.), Virginville. For Keneth Rarick. Special canned food collection and game for Northern Berks Food Pantry. Doors open at 11:0 a.m., games at 1 p.m. Call Linda at 610-562-5105. Deadline for early signup and payment received is Oct. 26. Walk-ins always welcomed, but not guaranteed.