Kutztown Patriot Community Events Calendar

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.

Thursdays 10 a.m. - TODDLER TIME for ages 0-3. Stories, songs, and fingerplays.

KNITTING GROUP. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. 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.

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.

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY. Weekly Tuesday dances at Fearless Fire Co. Starlight Ballroom, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. http://allentownswing.org

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House

Sundays 1 to 4 p.m., Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 at Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. Highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad open for visitors. Bustling city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams on display. Interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. Visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail kahs1892@yahoo.com.

Jan. 6

Lost Access Fleetwood: a grandparent visitation support group meets at Berks Encore, 109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. for more info call 610-698-7359 or email preciouschild6546@ptd.net.

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

Jan. 7

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. We sit on the floor.With Miss Charlotte

Toddler Time. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. For toddlers (firm afoot when walking) from about 18 to 36 months and their adult caregiver, 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 Library’s meeting room. No sign ups, just come!.

Jan. 8

Preschool Storytime with Miss Charlotte. 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. No preregistration is required.

Toddler Time. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. A weekly 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.

Jan. 10

Reading Radio Club. 8 p.m. at Berks County Ag. Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Bern Twp. Call Harry, 610-678-8976.

Jan. 11

Storytime with Miss Jenny. 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 with Miss Jenny. Each Saturday features a different author. Today Patricia Reilly Giff.

Jan. 14

Relaxation and Healing Dinner Party. 6:30 p.m. at Gionnotti’s Country Manor, Fleetwood. There is a charge. Reading Women’s Connection event features yoga teacher Lucine Mackow. Reservations, call Deb, 610-926-9623.

Jan. 15

A Trip of a Lifetime Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. at Riveredge Restaurant, Greenfields. There is a charge. Christian Women’s Club I of Reading event features Boscov’s Travel ideas by Cynthia Dewalt. Reservations, call Kathy, 610-603-9461.

Fleetwood Historical Society meeting 7 p.m., at 110 Arch St. (basement) of Fleetwood Community Center. Entertainment will be provided by Keith brintaenhoff, illustrating Pa Dutch Music and folklore with the Dulicmer, banjo and Guitar. All invited.

Jan. 16

Step into the New Year Brunch. 9:15 a.m. at The Highlands, Lincoln Park. There is a charge. Christian Women’s Club II of Reading event features shoes and handbags. Reservations, call Gloria, 610-777-0580.

An Elegant Evening Dinner Party. 6:30 p.m. at Janelle Restaurant, Bowers. There is a charge. Kutztown Women’s Connection event features Accessorizing with Juanita Comer. Reservations, call Cheryl, 610-683-7247.