Events

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

ALZHEIMERS 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. Josephs 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. Pauls 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.

5 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

The Late Dr. Arnold Newman Honored with Community Thanksgiving Events

Last year, the late Dr. Arnold Newmans pre-Thanksgiving community and worship event was revived and transformed into a week long holiday celebration 5 Days of Thanksgiving. Dr. Joseph Piscitelli, retired KU faculty and Kutztown resident, strived to continue Dr. Newmans legacy of community thankfulness. The 5 day celebration consists of 5 community events that combine the efforts of the university and local ministries with the aim to provide the Kutztown community an opportunity for a unified Thanksgiving experience. Admission to each event is a free-will offering of non-perishable food and/or winter outerwear. Donated items will be redistributed throughout the community through Friend, Inc. and the Kutztown University Womens Center. The events start on Sunday, November 24th and continue through Thursday, November 28th.

Sunday, November 24th

Celebration of Thanksgiving at Kutztown University, 5 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room 218 in the McFarland Student Union Building

Welcome: President Javier Cevallos & Mr. Kevin Snyder, President of Kutztown Borough Council

Leader: Youth & Family Director Seth Noggle

Homily: Dr. Andrew Vogel, KU English Department Ministries in Movement, KU Brass Choir: Professor Dan Neuenschwander, Director

Community Choir: J. Richard Wagner, Director and Michael Barron, Interim Conductor

Monday, November 25th

KU Jazz Combo

7 pm 8 pm in the Sanctuary at St. Pauls UCC, South Whiteoak Street

Tuesday, November 26th

Thanksgiving with a Twist

7 pm at the Kutztown Tavern, 2nd Floor

Music by: David Miller

Speaker: Mr. Jerry Silberman, VP Admin & Finance KU

Wednesday, November 27th

Clothing & Food Drive

8 am 4 pm at St. Pauls UCC, South Whiteoak Street

Thursday, November 28th

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

11 am 2 pm at St. Johns UCC, W. Walnut St.

For questions concerning 5 Days of Thanksgiving events contact: dj32368@ptd.net, Kutztown Community Partnership.

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 SCHOOLS 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 districts 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 Universitys 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. 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. 25

Whats This?! Media, a video production company, will host its GRANDOPENING 5 p.m. at 13 East Main St., Kutztown and will be featuring a gallery exhibit until 7 p.m. by local photographer Matthew J. Robinson. Catered by Wholesome Food Caf & Catering. Also live musical performances by The Dawnchasers 8 to 9 p.m., and Face and the Filthies 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Both performances will be recorded. Studio owned and operated by Joe Grasso who said, Whats This?! Media is a group of artists working for other artists. A long-term Kutztown resident with B.A. in Electronic Media from Kutztown University, Grasso hopes to use the studio space to host community events, such as musical performances and art exhibitions.For more information at whatsthismedia@gmail.com.

Oct. 26

Tri Valley YMCA 5K & Octoberfest. Fleetwood Park. Friendly walk/run, childrens 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

HAUNTED HOMESTEAD TOUR

From 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26, the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro, will offer an exciting and thrilling Halloween-themed, guided, walking tour of the historic area, Bertolet Log House, and Boone House.

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.

Preschool Storyriders. 10:15 to 11 a.m.at Brandywine Community Library. No More Monstersstories, songs, giggles & games for ages 2 - 5.

Baby LapSit Storytime. 10:30 to 11 a.m.at Brandywine Community Library.Birth to 18 months, stories, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Time. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.at Brandywine Community Library. 18 to 36 months short stories, songs and rhymes with movement.

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.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.at Brandywine Community Library.Themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft, bring an adult.

Toddler Time. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For 18 to 36 months, short stories, songs and rhymes with movement.

Family Storytime. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Halloween books, activities, and crafts.No age limits or sign ups.

Learn to Crochet`6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Librarymeeting room. Complete a scarf project with Instructor Kathy Sherry. Fee covers cost of materials. Please pay at the library when sign up.

Nov. 2

AUTHOR VISIT. 3 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library will be hosting a visit from childrens author/illustrator Zachariah OHora. There will be a presentation followed by a book signing.

St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood, presents THE CELTIC MARTINSon Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. They will be performing Celtic music and Irish step dancing. To purchase tickets call 610-944-9820 or 610-944-7040.Light refreshments following the performance.

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 Committees Weekly Community Clean-Up. After clean up volunteers invited to a Meet & Greet at Mayor Sandy Greens home, sponsored by Uncle Joes Pizza. This scheduled clean-up is in anticipation of the post-Halloween party weekend. Contact Kate Quinlan, KCP@hometownu.com.

SHOP FOR A CAUSE, Support Breast Cancer Awareness and please support Stacie Marion-Heilman who has Leukemia. Vendor Show noon to 4 p.m. will have all your favorites: Scentsy, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Stella and Dot, and many more, as well as local crafters. Held at New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Rd., Kempton. All proceeds will help Stacie and her medical bills. Call 610-756-6589 for information.

Nov. 5

ELECTION DAY. Polls Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nov. 9

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Pauls U.C.C. Church,5 West Arch St., Fleetwood. Homemade food and baked goods, crafters, vendors with products, white Elephant, books, toys and secret Santa rooms for children.

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 SCHOOLS 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 districts 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. 16

HOMEMADE CHICKEN POT PIE SUPPER, Saturday, Nov.16, from 3:30 to 7p.m. at St. Pauls U.C.C., 5 West Arch St., Fleetwood. All you can eat Family Style, dessert & beverage included. Purchase tickets at the door. FREEunder age 4. Wheelchair Accessible. Take out must be ordered by Nov.1, call 610-944-7300.

Nov. 17

Dachshund Fanciers Association Of Berks Countys 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. Youll 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. Well 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.