Hamburg area calendar of events

Recurring

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 librarys website at www.berks.lib.pa.us/hamburgpl.

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 Alzheimers disease. It is affiliated with the Alzheimers 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. Dec. 11, 16 & 18 - Silver Sneakers at 9:15 a.m.; Dec. 13 & 20 - Zumba Gold at 9 a.m.; Dec. 11 - Mind over Matter with Martha at 10:30 a.m.; Dec. 13 - Join us for a Christmas movie and popcorn at 10 a.m.; Dec. 18 - Spiritual study with Rev. Diehl at 10:30 a.m. and Birthday party at 11:30 a.m.; Dec. 20 - Christmas Party with entertainment by Merrill Schaeffer at 10:30 a.m. 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. in the Hamburg Municipal Center. 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 / elemstreethamburg@verizon.net.

Bethany United Methodist Church Young Childrens 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.

Thursdays

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.

Dec. 12

Bring Your Cookies to Centerport Night

Bring a plate of your favorite Christmas Cookies to share. Purchase a cup of Marvins bottomless cups of coffee and enjoy the music of New Found Grass at The Grand Old Opry of Centerport.

Dec. 13

Be Our Guest

Join us for our next free community meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Plenty of food, fellowship and fun at Bethany UMC, 3rd and Island Street, Hamburg.

Dec. 14

Hamburg Area Historical Society

Hosting a Christmas Open House from 1-4 p.m. at our museum at 102 State Street, Hamburg. It will be decorated for the holidays and we will have cookies and hot cider for our guests. Our books and other items will be for sale for last-minute shoppers.

Winter Clothing, Food and Blood Drive

Help support your community at Barry Bashore Inc., 9090 Old 22, Bethel from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winter Clothing Drive: All winter clothing (new or gently used) like coats, hats, gloves, sweater, turtlenecks, sweat shirts, pants, winter pjs, shoes, boots, etc. will be handled by Salem Lutheran Church in Bethel. Food Donations: All non-perishable food donations stay right here and will be donated to the Bethel-Tulpehocken Council of Churches Food Pantry that is currently serving 114 families in our area. Miller-Keystone Blood mobile will be on site to take your blood donations. You can schedcule a time or just walk-in. Remember all your blood donations go to local hospitals. For more information or questions contact Kathy Lebo at 717-933-8686.

Hamburg Grange

Meeting at 5 p.m., Christmas and Game Night.

Dec. 15

Shartlesville Fire Company Breakfast

From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its Bingo Hall located on Main St./Old Rt. 22 Shartlesville. It is a full Breakfast Menu and all proceeds benefit the Fire Equipment Fund.

Christmas Program

At Schuylkill Valley Bible Chapel, 693 Irish Creek Rd., Mohrsville. Christmas Program The Shepherds Story at 10:15 a.m. Special Christmas Music and Childrens Bell Choir. For more information call 610-926-1140.

Free Wyomissing Band Christmas Concert

At 3 p.m. at St. Peters UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidnencreek Rd., Fleetwood. Free refreshments will be served following the concert. (610 944 9418).

Dec. 16

Pretzel City Bear Den

Local branch of Good Bears of the World (GBW) an international club devoted to put teddys in the arms of the lonely and the traumatized. Meeting at 1 p.m. at 2649 Bernville Rd., Reading. More info call 610-372-8945. Come join our den.

Dec. 17

Blue Mountain Shartlesville Senior Citizens

Meeting at Grange Hall, North Fourth St., Shartlesville. Holiday noon meal. Program by The Around Town Barbershop Quartet. Business meeting. All welcome.

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