Calendar of events


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 library’s website at

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 Alzheimer’s disease. It is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s 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. Nov. 6, 11 & 13 - Silver Sneakers at 9:15 a.m.; Nov. 8 & 15 - Zumba Gold at 9 a.m.; Nov. 6 - Spiritual study with Rev. Diehl at 10:30 a.m. and Supper club at Hoss’s at 5:30 p.m.; Nov. 8 - Entertainment with Magic Touch at 10:30 a.m.; Nov. 11 - Breakfast at Shoey Diner at 7:30 a.m.; Nov. 12 - Chair Dancing at 9:30 a.m.; Nov. 13 - How to talk to you Doctor at 10:30 a.m.; Nov. 15 - Lunch Bunch at Ihop at 11 a.m. Mow only no lunch served. 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 /

Bethany United Methodist Church Young Children’s 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.


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.

Nov. 7

The Hamburg Area Historical Society

Meeting at 7 p.m. in the LGI Room of the Hamburg High School. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Sharon Wells-Wagner. Her program will be “The Importance of Telling and Recording Veterans Stories.”

Nov. 8 & 9

Bazzaar, Fleat Market and Food Sale

At St. Michael’s Churc from 4-8 p.m. on Nov. 8 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 9. tukey platters on Friday only. Turn off old Rt. 22, three miles west of Hamburg.

Nov. 9

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

At Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 102 Apple Street, Leesport from 4 to 7 p.m. Eat in or take out for a cost. For tickets call 484-256-6678. Meal includes chicken pot pie, corn, pepper cabbage and dessert.

Hamburg Grange

Meeting at 5 p.m. at the Hamburg Municipal Center. Program is “Paranormal.”

Nov. 9 & 10

Great Outdoors Art Show

Local Hamburg Area Arts Alliance members display their wildlife-inspired work. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Cabela’s retail store, 100 Cabela Drive, Hamburg located in the Deer Country Exhibit. Free admission. Sponsored by the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance. For more information call 610-562-3106 or visit

Nov. 10

Plant Powered Cooking Class

Led by Registered Dietitian Clara Iuliano. Classes are from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a suggested donation per class at Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fireside Room, 22 Willow Road, Hamburg. This month is The Other Protein: How to use plant protein and learn about tis health benefits: make “burgers,” “sausages,” yummy easy beans and a harvest loaf. For more information or directions call 610-562-7200 or 610-334-6323.

Strausstown Fire Company Breakfast

At the Strausstown Fire Company’s Community Campus, 50 East Avenue, Strausstown; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; full breakfast menu; proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

Shartlesville Grange Breakfast

All-You-Can-Eat, buffet style from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 71 N. Fourth Street, Shartlesville. For more information call 610-488-6027.

Nov. 13

Job Search Workshop

Tommy Curtis, an Employment Planner at Pennsylvania Career Link in Berks County, will give a presentation on job search how to’s and available public resources. Angela Kase, of Hamburg Southgate Neighborhood, will briefly overview career resources available to Hamburg borough residents. There will be a question and answer period at the end. This workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. At Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South Fourth Street, Hamburg, at 2 p.m. RSVP to Angela at 610-562-3106 or

Nov. 14

Mt. View Blue Grass

Dennis Herber, Jeff Sunday, Ed Salada, Spike Moore and Kathy Fessler at the Grand Old Opry of Centerport.

Nov. 16

Colorful China Presents Calligraphy

HASD will be hosting a group of traveling artists and musicians from China. The group will be presenting workshops that will be free to the public beginning at 1 p.m. at the Hamburg Area High School. All are welcome to attend.

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

All-You-Can-Eat Homemade from Hamburg Grange #2103. From 4 to 7 p.m. at Hamburg High School. Dinner includes chicken pot pie, corn, applesauce, pickles, lettuce with bacon dressing and drinks. There is a cost. Bake sale and take-out available. For more information call Michael Adams at 610-562-5933.

Spaghetti Dinner

At the Leesport Fire Co. Bingo Hall from 4 to 9 p.m. There is a cost. See firefighters for tickets. Ticket includes all you can eat spaghetti, roll, salad, drink and one dessert. Additional desserts and drinks will be available for purchase. Come out and support your local fire co. Proceeds benefit Leesport Fire Co.