Events

Kevin Spencer

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.

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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 2nd and 4th Saturdays until Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m.

KNITTING GROUP- Thursdays 10am to 12pm. Share your projects or learn to knit. The group welcomes beginners to experts. Kutztown Community Library. 610-683-5820.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP- Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 to 8 p.m. Regularly scheduled gathering of family, friends or caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease to provide emotional, educational and social support. Kutztown Community Library. 610-683-5820.

AFTER HOURS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT- Friday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Showing “Monsters University” and Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Showing “Despicable Me 2” at Kutztown Community Library. 610-683-5820.

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.

DEPRESSIONSEMINAR

Nov. 23, 8:30a.m. to noon, at Grace EC Church, 421 W. Main St., Kutztown, presented by Dr. Lynne Williams, Clinical Psychologist, from. Cost per person. Register by Nov. 16 via church 610-683-3340 or email: office@ graceecc.org.

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.

5 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

The Late Dr. Arnold Newman Honored with Community Thanksgiving Events

Last year, the late Dr. Arnold Newman’s 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. Newman’s 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 Women’s 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. Paul’s 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. Paul’s UCC, South Whiteoak Street

Thursday, November 28th

“Thanksgiving Community Dinner”

11 am – 2 pm at St. John’s 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.

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.

HOLIDAY MAIL FOR HEROES

The American Red Cross invites Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve our country, vets and their families by sending holiday cards. Mail to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. Red Cross volunteers sort and deliver the cards throughout the holiday season. Cards must be postmarked no later than Dec. 6. Refrain from sending letters, monetary donations or any other kinds of inserts with the cards. Please also refrain from using glitter. Visit redcross.org/holidaymail. Share photos and videos by using the hashtag #HolidayMail on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts. The Red Cross will use the material on its social sites throughout the holiday season. The public also can connect with fellow card senders through Facebook.com/redcross and Twitter.com/redcross.

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.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood, presents THE CELTIC MARTINS on 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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FAIR. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kutztown University, Student Union Building, Multi-Purpose Room. Presented by the Pa. Women’s Network and the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce. This event is to sell, recruit and network with businesses, students and the community. Lehigh Valley Hospital also offers free health screenings. Published authors Annarose Ingarra-Milch, Richard Plinke and Pamela Gockley will speak. To benefit One by One Cat Rescue, donations of canned or dry cat food will be collected at the door in lieu of a minimal entrance fee. Call Pa. Women’s Network at 610-916-3652, email info@paWomensNetwork.com or visit www.PaWomensNetwork.com.

WOODWORKERS FAIR. Nov. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bailey Wood Products, 441 Mountain Road Kempton. Free of charge to public, event will showcase work by local woodcrafters. Includes woodcraft vendors, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary photographic exhibit, Justin Steinmetz speaks about history of longbows, adults and youth over 12 invited to try one out at the archery range. Boy Scout Troop 104 serving food and drinks, proceeds from food sales benefit the Boy Scouts. Some scouts preparing Christmas Cards for military troops. www.baileywp.com

DistelFunky Day. noon to 3 p.m. at Historical Society of Berks County/Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave., Reading. Hands-on Activities ages 3-1. Cost is per family. Tour the new exhibit: “I Have a Dream” to “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and the Hands-On-History Room. For details: 610-375-4375 /www.berkshistory.org.

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.

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. 4

CONCERN: Proffessional Services for Children, Youth and Families hosts informational meeting for prospective foster parents from 6 to 8 p.m. To attend, call 610-944-0445. Visit www.CONCERN4kids.org.

PERCUSSION FACULTY TO PRESENT RECITAL. 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre of Schaeffer Auditorium, KU. A.J. Merlino, a professor of Percussion Studies, performs. Free and open to public. Merino has worked as music director, composer and performer for many projects held at The Venetian, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, and Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The Little Theatre is located on the ground level of Schaeffer Auditorium, Main St. and Schaeffer Lane, on campus. Visit http://www2.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/visual-and-performing-arts/academic-programs/music/concerts-and-events.htm

Nov. 5

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

PRESCHOOL STORYRIDERS. 10:15 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Smiley Shark 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, 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.

STITCH AND CHAT. 2 to 3 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Bring your current project and stitch with us on the first and third Tuesday in the meeting room. No sign ups.

Nov. 6

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, 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. Houses

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.

Nov. 7

HEX SIGNS: MYTH & MEANING IN PA DUTCH BARN STARS. 6:30 p.m. at Keystone Villa Community Room, 501 Hoch Road, Blandon. Photo presentation by Patrick Donmoyer, site manager at the Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center. Sponsored by the Fleetwood Area Public Library. Free and open to public.

Nov. 9

KUTZTOWN MAGIC CONVENTION & EVENING SHOW. Society of American Magicians Association 92 and the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 57 hosts 38th Annual Kutztown Magic Convention at Kutztown Middle School. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Magic Convention for magicians includes lectures, magic vendors, an auction. The grand evening show is open to the public. Proceeds from concessions (100%) and any profits from the convention directly benefit Alex’s Lemonade.

See sleight-of-hand, illusions, comedy magic, mental mysteries, manipulation in a family friendly convention features award winning magicians:

• Charlie Frye and Company - Acknowledging America’s rich vaudeville tradition, Charlie and his wife Sherry blend silent comedy, magic, juggling, slapstick, and acrobatics. Visit http://charliefrye.com/index.html.

• Danny Cole - He grew up in Los Angeles and began to study magic at age 10. In 1996 at age 17, Cole won the Lance Burton Teenage Stage Contest held in Las Vegas, and the following year Lance featured Danny’s act on his NBC television special, Lance Burton, Master Magician: The Encounter. In 1999 the Academy of Magical Arts awarded him the Platinum Award for Outstanding Junior Achievement and later that year, the World Magic Awards Committee awarded Danny the Rising Star of Magic Award on international television. He refuses to imitate and instead insists on developing new concepts in magic. Visit http://www.dannycole.net/index.htm.

• Mike Bent - In 1992, Mike’s life changed when he became a dad, and he dedicated himself to providing quality children’s entertainment. Voted “Best of Boston,” he quickly became established as one of the top kids’ show performers in the United States. His books, products and lectures have become the standard for the industry. In 2009 Mike published his first book -- The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing. As a performer, teacher and dad, Mike knows how to use comedy and magic to entertain, educate and motivate children. Visit http://abrakidabra.com.

• Bobby Maverick has been providing magic, comedy and entertainment to both commercial and private groups worldwide. He mixes hilarity and nonsense with a splash of personality. Visit http://www.bobby-maverick.com/homepage.html.

• Doc Eason was the magic bartender and featured entertainer at John Denver’s World Famous Tower Comedy Magic Bar and Restaurant until it closed its doors on April 10, 2004. In March of 2005, the Academy of Magical Arts/ The Magic Castle in Hollywood awarded him the first Bar Magician of the Year. Visit http://doceason.com/.

Doors for the evening show open at 7:30 p.m. with show at 8 p.m. Tickets available for purchase at the door. There will be lemonade and popcorn available for sale during the show and all proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade. For more information please see www.kutztownmagicconvention.org.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s 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.

STORYTIME. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For school aged children and older preschoolers. Each Saturday features a different author, Bill Peet, and a fun craft.

Kutztown Area Historical Society 32nd Annual HOLIDAY FESTIVAL 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The 1892 Public School Building will be open and decorated for the holidays with vintage displays and period collections. Art and craft vendors will display their wares, and the Model Railroad Exhibit will be running. Food, drink, and homemade Christmas cookies will be available. A quilt will be raffled. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

Nov. 10

JEANNE NOLL MEMORIAL CONCERT. 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s U.C.C., 5 W. Arch St., Fleetwood. Free will offering benefits scholarship fund at Lebanon Valley College. Refreshments follow the concert. Call 610-944-0406.

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 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 for snacks and drinks. During assembly, the Patriot Award recipient will be announced. Veterans will be treated to a free luncheon. Questions, call Tess Woloszanski at 610-682-5131.

SPENCERS: THEATRE OF ILLUSION 2 p.m.at Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, a family-friendly production filled with original magic and illusions, blending the theatrical elements of a broadway-style production with the high energy of a rock concert. An Assistant Professorship in the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Alabama, Spencer founded the “Healing of Magic” project, the therapeutic use of magic tricks in physical and psychosocial rehabilitation, which was approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is used in more than 2,000 facilities in 30 countries. Spencer’s magic trick-based work has been featured in numerous medical journals, publications and on TV and he has been a presenter at numerous international education conferences.

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.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE- classroom course for drivers 50 years or older. Friday November 15 & 22. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must attend both classes. There is a cost. Kutztown Community Library. Preregistration only. For more information call 610-683-5820.

AFTER HOURS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT. 6:30 p.m. Showing Monsters University. Kutztown Community Library. 610-683-5820.

Nov. 16

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

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. 19

2013 CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARDS lecture. 4:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium (183), KU. Free and open to public. Kutztown University professor of Spanish, Dr. Maximiliano Zúñiga’s lecture will give a brief overview of important aspects of the narrative voices that appear in Alfredo Bryce Echenique’s short stories and novels between 1967 and 1988, and analyzes aspects of the narrative voice in Echenique’s first novel, “Un mundo para Julius” (“A World for Julius”).

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.

Nov. 21

ARTIST JUSTIN BUA multimedia presentation links his art to hip-hop culture. 6 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Multipurpose Room, KU. Fee and open to public. Bua’s presentation brings his drawings and paintings to life. Audiences will marvel at Bua’s ability to transform himself into a large slice of New York City’s multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population to share his experience growing up during Reaganomics and witnessing class disparities amidst the birth of hip-hop. His lecture melds narrative autobiography with social, cultural, and political history, drawing our attention to the power of art’s ability to inspire and educate.

Born in 1968 in New York, Bua was fascinated by the raw, visceral street life of the city. He attended the LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts and complemented his education on the streets by writing graffiti and performing worldwide with break dancing crews. Bua earned a bachelor of fine arts in illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. Bua teaches figure drawing at the University of Southern California. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center at KU. Visit www.apbspeakers.com.

Dec. 7

BHHS Art Club’s 10th annual FEED A STARTING ARTIST Arts & Crafts Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brandywine Heights High School cafe. Lil’ Crafters Workshops for make and take crafts, Paint Own Pottery, Create an elf or penguin. Homemade soups and apple dumplings. Live entertainment. No admission.

Dec. 9

WINTER CRAFT NIGHT 6:30pm 6:30 p.m. Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Suite 209, Fleetwood.