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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Send events to The Kutztown Area Patriot at 12 South Fourth St., Hamburg, Pa., 19526; fax: 610-562-4644; e-mail:
Mondays 10 a.m. Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-5. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft.
Mondays 11 a.m. Toddler Time Stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 0-3, siblings welcome. Supervised free play after.
Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. Story Rider Preschool Story Time. Songs, stories, and lots of fun. Ages 0-5.
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.
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY. weekly Tuesday dances at Fearless Fire Co. Starlight Ballroom, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown.
Lantern Tours at Historic Crystal Cave. 7:30 p.m. at 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown. A recreation of the original Crystal Cave tour from the 1870s guided by hand-held lantern light. There is a fee. Not suitable for children under the age of 8. Reservations required. 610-683-6765.
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.
Sept. 5
Kutztown High School Class of 1940 Reunion at Kutztown Airport Diner at noon.
AUTHOR VISIT. 6 to 9 p.m. at Firefly Bookstore, Main Street, Kutztown. Richard Plinke talkd about his book From The Jaws Of The Dragon. Event is part of Firefly’s one-year anniversary celebration. Author uses humor to talk about sales and life lessons.
FACULTY EXHIBITION. The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery at Kutztown University will open the school year with the 2013 Biennial Faculty Exhibition Sept. 5 through Oct. 6. Opening reception Sept. 5 from 4 - 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Features work in all mediums by the faculty in the Art Education and Crafts, Communication Design and Fine Arts Departments. Gallery located in the Sharadin Arts Building, open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. except for university holidays. Admission is free. Visit
Sept. 6
THE BROWNS in concert. 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood. Purchase tickets in advance, or at the door. Children under 3 are free. To purchase tickets contact Melissa Hoffman or Sharon Neff at 610-944-9820 or Elizabeth Stauffer at 610-944-7030. Visit their website at www.
18th annual CHILLE PEPPER FOOD FESTIVAL. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7, rain or shine, at William DeLong Park, 233 Bowers Road, Bowers. Music, food vendors, salsa contest, jalopeno eating contest. Admission by donation. Free parking at the park. Visit
CHIPPY VISITS FIREFLY BOOKSTORE. Author Kathy Miller and “Chippy” the chipmunk visit Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is part of Firefly Bookstore’s 1-year anniversary celebration. She will be signing books and talking about her photography. Children will be able to meet and get their photo taken with “Chippy”
Sept. 7
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT at the Borough of Kutztown, 45 Railroad St., Kutztown, 9 a.m. to noon. Accepting: computers, electronics, appliances, car batteries, metal items -- most items are free (charge for TVs). Call for information: 484-641-5156.
CRUISE FOR A CURE. 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Larry Dey Auto Service, Pricetown and Lyons Road, New Jerusalem. Street Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Antiques, and Classic Cars. DJ music, raffle, door prizes, and 50/50 drawing. Food and drinks available. Admission by donation and spectators welcome. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life Team of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Rain date is Sept. 8.
Tri Valley YMCA SENIOR PROM. 607 Crisscross Road, Fleetwood. 3 to 6 p.m. Senior Citizens social hop. Relive your youth, celebrate your history, and socialize with others. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or
Sept. 9
CONCERN: Professional Services for Children, Youth and Families. 6 to 8 p.m. Informational Meeting for prospective foster parents. Share your home with a child in need of guidance, love and support and make a difference in their life and yours. To attend call 610-944-0445. Visit
LOST ACCESS: Fleetwood, a non-profit organization that addresses Grandparent Visitation issues, will meet 2nd Monday just for September at Berks Encore, 109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information visit, email or call 610-698-7359.
SVAROOPA YOGA. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. held in Henry Auditorium. CLASS IS FULL - CALL TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST. Yoga held by Brandywine Community Library. Introductory level taught by Ellen Rosenkrantz, teaching Yoga for 13 years. Bring a yoga mat if have one, if not a mat will be provided. Also bring an extra towel to roll up for support during yoga postures. Wear comfortable clothing. Please arrive early. There is a cost. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is very limited.
Sept. 8
GRANDPARENT’S DAY WALK. 1 to 4 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, Red Bridge Road in Bern Township. Kids scavenger hunt walk, grandparents can share their heritage with their grandchildren. Clues follow path around the park, starts at the front of the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, and meanders around the park ending at the Distelfink. Free event. Call 610-374-8839 or visit
Sept. 10
Preschool Storyriders. 10:15 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Orange, Orange, Orange stories, songs, giggles & 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, each child needs an actively participating adult. N accommodation for siblings. We sit on the floor.
KU DEDICATES RENOVATED SCHAEFFER. Kutztown University ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for Schaeffer Auditorium at 5 p.m. Begins at the Sadie Snyder Hippenstiel & Elizabeth Hippenstiel Marcon Platz located between Schaeffer Auditorium and the Sharadin Arts Building. Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, KU president, and Charles L. Marcon, son of Elizabeth Hippenstiel Marcon, will dedicate the platz. Attendees will be given a penny to throw into the new fountain. All change collected from the fountain will be used for a scholarship fund for students. At 5:15 p.m. attendees will proceed to the front of Schaeffer Auditorium for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Ceremonies are free and open to the public. A reception for invited guests will immediately follow.Kutztown University will celebrate the grand opening with five special events this fall, including the Sept. 10 MOMIX Botanica, an internationally known company of dance illusionists.
Sept. 11
Preschool Storytime. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library for themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft, bring an adult to assist.
Toddler Time. 11:30 to 12:15 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For toddlers (firm afoot when walking) from about 18 to 36 months and adult caregiver, short stories, songs and rhymes with movement.
FOLK MUSICAND DANCE.Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center free music and dance presentation by Keith Brintzenhoff, member of the Toad Creek Ramblers, at 7 p.m. in the Freyberger One-Room Schoolhouse at Heritage Center. Explore the traditions of music and dance in Pennsylvania German culture through stories and performance and learn the importance of traditional instruments, including the guitar, autoharp, banjo and mountain dulcimer.
Sept. 13
PINNACLE JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL. Sept. 13 and 14 at Kempton Music Center, 83 Community Drive, Kempton. This two day event is a fundraiser for The Rex Foundation, which aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere. For tickets and more info visit:
Sept. 14
PET PALOOZA.10 a.m. to noon at Elmcroft Senior Living Center in Exeter. Bring pet for fellowship and friendship, pet contests and door prizes and reduced priced pet vaccinations, test and microchipping provided by Dr. Steve Silberman. RSVP to Amanda at or call Amanda at 610-370-2211.
STORYTIME. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For school aged Children and older preschoolers. Come listen to stories from your favorite authors, today featuring Cynthia Rylant.
Topton Borough Mini Museum 1ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 44 W. Keller St., Topton. Museum displays Topton’s historical items and memorabilia.
Sept. 17
PRESCHOOL STORYRIDERS. 10:15 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Stories, songs, giggles & games for ages 2 - 5. Today Happy Sad Angry Glad.
BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME. 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For babies from birth to 18 months and their adult companions, stories, rhymes and songs. Each child needs an actively participating adult. No accommodation for siblings.
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 afternoons in the Library’s meeting room.
Sept. 18
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. Storytime just for toddlers (firm afoot when walking) from about 18 to 36 months and their adult caregiver. Short stories, songs and rhymes with movement.
Sept. 20
Wine Tasting 101 - White Wines. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Learn the proper way to taste wine and have the opportunity to sample a variety of wines. Blair Vineyards, Kutztown will be providing instructional expertise and wines. Oct. 4 from 6 to 7:30pm Blair Vineyars will be featuring red wines. There is a cost. Includes 4-5 tastings and light appetizers. Please pay at the library to hold your reservation, space is very limited. Winetasting 101 will be held on the library porch, in the case of unpleasant weather we will be indoors, in the stacks. Must be 21 or older to attend the program.
Sept. 21
Frieden’s Lutheran Church Apple Festival. Food served 2 to 8 p.m.; “The Majestics” Classic Country, Bluegrass and other music 5 to 8 p.m. at 9727 Red Road, Kempton. Rain or shine.
READ TO A THERAPY DOG. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Great program for new or reluctant readers. Meet therapy dogs and hang out with them at the library. Children can sign up to read to a registered therapy dog for 15 minutes. If the hour is not fully reserved children may extend their visit and/or walkins will be welcome.
Sept. 22
ANNUAL 1770 TANNENBERG ORGAN CONCERT at 3 p.m. at Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, 340 Moselem Church Rd. Richmond Twp. Dr. Sarah Davies, musicologist and organist, will be our guest musician. Free will offering to benefit the 1770 organ preservation and the Arts program at Zion Moselem Lutheran.
Sept. 23
Galen Hall Golf Course – South Mountain YMCA Camps Fund Raiser. All proceeds go to send kids to summer camp who do not have the means to attend. The golf tournament is a scramble format in its 16th year with lots of contests and sponsored holes like hole-in-one for a car, longest drives and closest to the pins. Tee off is noon and registration begins at 11 a.m. Contact Michelle Reinert at 610-670-2267 or to join the fun.
Tri Valley YMCA Member Appreciation Week. 607 Crisscross Road, Fleetwood. Sept. 23-28. Giveaways, Coffee Hour, Community networking and socializing. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or
Sept. 29
MAMMA’S 30th ANNIVERSARY FALL FEST. 2 to 6 p.m. on Whiteoak next to Mamma’s Delight Pizza Restaurant, 300 W. Main St., Kutztown. Celebrating Mamma’s 30th anniversary. Includes moonbounce, music by KU Radio. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Moonbounce, face painting, children’s games, spin the wheel for prizes, free small samples of food, 30-year anniversary gift for anyone coming, tables with chairs for people to sit, balloons for kids, and KURadio will provide live music and broadcast. The road on Main and South Whiteoak will be closed to accommodate the event. 610-683-9120,
Tri Valley YMCA Open House. 1 to 3 p.m. at 607 Crisscross Road, Fleetwood. Giveaways, facility tours, special fitness classes, and more. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or
Oct. 26
Tri Valley YMCA 5K & Octoberfest. Fleetwood Park. Friendly walk/run, children’s activities, costume judging, and more. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or