Community Events

Kevin Spencer of The Spencers performs Nov. 10 at 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.

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 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 Alzheimers 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. Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11

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.

DEPRESSION SEMINAR

Nov. 23, 8:30 a.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. 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.

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.

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.

ATTENTION VETERANS! The American Legion Post 480, Kutztown, is having a guest speaker at our annual meetings in December and January for all veterans, not just American Legion members. Saturday, Dec. 14, Kutztown American Legion Post 480 Annual meeting, 1:30 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown, features speaker Thomas Rutter, Veterans Advocate Accredited by the Veterans Administration on the topic The Little Known Benefit for Wartime Veterans. There is a little known benefit for wartime veterans called the Improved Pension. This program is designed to help wartime veterans or the widow(er)s. There are many moving parts to this program and how to start receiving the payments from the VA. Thomas Rutter of Retirement Solutions is Accredited directly by The Veterans Administration as an Accredited Claims Agent. He will explain the ins and outs of this program and when it makes sense to file a claim for the benefit as well as how it can help offset the cost for your care or your loved one.

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. 8

BOOK SALE at Fleetwood Area Public Library, Fri., Nov. 8 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Sat., Nov. 9 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - special bag sale 1 to 3 p.m.) Friends members special sale Wed., Nov. 6 (6 to 8 p.m.)

Nov. 9

THEATRE PRODUCTION St. Johns Lutheran Church presents a Fleetwood Community Theatre production of Leading Ladies, a comedy by Ken Ludwig, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 201 E. Main St., Kutztown. Buffet style dinner with dessert and drink. To purchase tickets call - 610-858-6159. Reservations needed by Nov. 5. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York, N.Y.

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 Alexs 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 Americas 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 Dannys 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, Mikes life changed when he became a dad, and he dedicated himself to providing quality childrens 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 Denvers 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 Alexs Lemonade. For more information please see www.kutztownmagicconvention.org.

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.

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. Pauls 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.

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. Spencers 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.

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.

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. 12

Preschool Storyriders.10:15 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Tails a Waggin stories, songs, giggles and games for ages 2 - 5.

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

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.

Nov. 13

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 in the events.

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 on topic Manners.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, Learn the basics of crochet. Fee covers cost of materials. Space is limited. Pay at the library when you sign up.

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.

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. Pauls 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.

St. Pauls Lutheran Church Relay for Life Team in Fleetwood is having a Sweet Street dessert sale on Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kmart parking lot on the 5th Street Highway. The big Sweet Street trailer will be parked on their parking lot . Stop by and pick up you desserts for the holidays. Our proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

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 hour is not fully reserved children may extend their visit and/or walkins will be welcome.

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.

THE OUTLAWS perform at Kempton Music Center. Doors at 5 p.m. Opening act Citizens Band Radio performs at 6 p.m. Outlaws perform at 8 p.m. All ages event. To purchase tickets visit http://kemptonmusiccenter.com/index.php/outlaws. For more information visit http://kemptonmusiccenter.com/.

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 Zigas lecture will give a brief overview of important aspects of the narrative voices that appear in Alfredo Bryce Echeniques short stories and novels between 1967 and 1988, and analyzes aspects of the narrative voice in Echeniques 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. 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.

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. Buas presentation brings his drawings and paintings to life. Audiences will marvel at Buas ability to transform himself into a large slice of New York Citys 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 arts 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.

KUTZTOWN AREA GARDEN CLUB MEETING. 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. Guest Speaker is Lila Fretz: Natures Colors on Natural Fibers Subtitle: Dying wool fabrics and yarns with garden and wild plants. Also, private shopping night at Esbenshades, Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Each guest receives a free Pointsettia. Refreshments will be served.

Dec. 7

BHHS Art Clubs 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.

Dec. 14

Saucony Cross Apartments Seniors Holiday Bazaar, 420 College Boulevard, Kutztown, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in our Community Building, please park in Visitor Parking areas, White Elephant Items, Handmade Craft Items, Homemade Baked Goods and Christmas Cookies, Refreshments are also available.

Kutztown American Legion Post 480 Annual meeting, 1:30 p.m. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. Special Speaker: Thomas Rutter, Veterans Advocate Accredited by the Veterans Administration; Topic: The Little Known Benefit for Wartime Veterans. There is a little known benefit for wartime veterans called the Improved Pension. This program is designed to help wartime veterans or the widow(er)s. There are many moving parts to this program and how to start receiving the payments from the VA. Thomas Rutter of Retirement Solutions is Accredited directly by The Veterans Administration as an Accredited Claims Agent. He will explain the ins and outs of this program and when it makes sense to file a claim for the benefit as well as how it can help offset the cost for your care or your loved one.

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