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Hamburg area calendar of events

Monday, February 10, 2014


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.

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 /

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.

Washington, DC, Bus Trip

Sponsored by the Hamburg Public Library. Trip is April 5. Leave Hamburg Middle School at 7:45 a.m., drop off on the Mall in DC, Leaving Washington at 6 p.m. There is a cost per person due by March 7. For more information call 61-562-2843.

New York City Bus Trip

Sponsored by the Hamburg Public Library. Trip is June 14. Have a fund day in New York, a day day to do as you wish in the city. Leave Hamburg Middle School at 8 a.m., pickup at Bryant Park (41st St. and the Avenue of Americas) at 6 p.m. There is a cost per person due by May 16. No refunds unless the seat can be filled. For more information or to sign up, call the library at 610-562-2843.

Philadelphia Flower Show

Bus trip to the 2014 International Philadelphia Flower on March 18 at Pennsylvania Convention Center. Bus leaves Hamburg Field House at 9 a.m. and will leave flower show at 5 p.m., arriving back in Hamburg at approx. 6:30 p.m. There is a cost per person. Call 610-562-3106 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Our Town Foundation.

Fasnachts & Sticky Buns Sale

Deadline from ordering from St. John’s Lutheran Church is Feb. 16. Pickup is March 1. Call 610-562-4440 or 610-562-4025.

Feb. 13

New Found Grass

At The Grand Old Opry of Centerport sponsored by Central Berks Lions Club. Food is served 4:30 - 8 p.m., Jamming begins at 5:30 p.m., Guest group performs at 7 p.m. Individual musicians and groups of musicians are always welcome. Question: call Marilyn at 610-926-2627. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on WEEU.

Feb. 14

Strausstown Fire Company’s Turkey Pot Pie Dinner

At the Strausstown Fire Company’s Community Campus, 50 East Avenue, Strausstown; 5 to 8 p.m.; All-U-Can Eat, Adult Meal, Children Under 12 - there is a cost; Children Under 3 – Free.

Feb. 15

All-You-Can-Eat Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

From 4-7 p.m. at the Hamburg Area High School. (Snow date Feb. 22) Proceeds to benefit “Red Creek Wildlife.” There is a cost, children 2 and under are free. Bake Sale and Take-Out available. Sponsored by Hamburg Grange #2103. For more information call Michael Adams at 610-562-5933.

Valentine’s Dance

The Hamburg Lions Club proudly presents The Fabulous Greaseband, America’s Party Band. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Hamburg Fire Company Field House. Get your ticekts early, reserved seating only! There is a cost for tickets, in advance or at the door. For tickets call 610-562-4440. Send remittance and sase to Hamburg Lions Club PO Box 482 Hamburg, PA 19562. Includes soda, set ups and snacks. BYOB. Please drink responsibly, this is a non-smoking venue, no refunds. Proceeds to benefit community projects and Lions Club charities.

Feb. 16

Schuylkill Valley Community Library

25th Anniversary Open House, from 2-5 p.m. Come see the recent changes, enjoy activities, snacks, and a bit of library history. 1310 Washington Road, Leesport.

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.

Bluegrass Concert

At 6 p.m. Fundraiser for Bluegrass Evangelism Band traveling to Haiti in March. No ticket necessary. Sponsored by The Gospel For Haiti at Schuylkill Valley Bible Chapel, 693 Irish Creek Rd., Mohrsville. For more information call 610-926-1140.

My Blood Valentine Roller Derby

Keystone State Rollin’ Renegades in an inter-league Roller Derby game at the Hamburg Fieldhouse, 123 North 4th Street, Hamburg. Doors open at 5 p.m., whistle blows at 6 p.m. There is a cost, kids 6 and under are FREE! Advance tickets available for a discount, contact 610-914-0101 or Live music performance by STORM. BYOB. Come see your favorite Renegades battle it out for top rank among their peers.

Kutztown University Baseball

Winter baseball clinics for ages 13-13. Pitching at 11:30 a.m. and hitting at 2 p.m. Contact Coach Blum by phone at 610-683-4063 or email

Feb. 17

Hamburg Grange

Pre-Quarterly Meeting at Kutztown at 7:30 p.m.

Pretzel City Bear Den

The 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. For more information call 610-372-8945. Come join our den!

Feb. 18

Hamburg Rotary Blood Drive

From 2-7 p.m. Contact Fred Sheeler at 610-618-0984.

Blue Mountain Shartlesville Senior Citizen

Meeting at Grange Hall, North Fourth Street, Shartlesville. Rescheduled catered noon meal, program by Laura Seidel. Business meeting. 2014 bus trip schedule. All welcome.

Our Town Foundation Annual Meeting

At 6:30 p.m. at Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th Street, Hamburg. Open to the public. Learn about our past accomplishments and our future goals! Find out about the Downtown Main Street Program, Hamburg Southgate Neighborhood, Hamburg Area Arts Alliance, Heritage Towns & Tour Program, Taste of Hamburg-er Festival and The Hamburg Strand Theater. Nomination for officers include: Steve Keifer, Donna Palko, Aaron Muller and John Smith. Additional nominations for officers must be submitted not later than Feb. 17 by 5 p.m. to Brian Warfel at 610-349-4145. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Feb. 14 to 610-562-3106 or

Feb. 21

Be Our Guest

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

Country Line Dancing

From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. There is a cost. Food available. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club. Info: 610-488-5171.

Feb. 22

Spaghetti Dinner

From 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Wyomissing Church of the Brethren, 2200 State Hill Road, Wyomissing. There is a cost. Children under 3 are free. Menu: Spaghetti - all you can eat with meat or marinara sauce, salad, bread/rolls, drinks and baked good by donation. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door while they last. Sponsored by our Youth to benefit National Youth Conference Fund. For more information or to purchase tickets call the church office at 610-374-8451

Reading Navy Club

Breakfast at 9 a.m. at Mount Penn Family Restaurant, Perkiomen Avenue, Mt. Penn

Feb. 25

Reading Navy Club

Meeting at 7 p.m. at Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing. All veterans of US “sea-going” services are most welcome. For further information, please call 610-929-8343.

Feb. 27

Hamburg Book Club

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Public Library to review THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: Intrigue during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Author: Erick Larson.

Crazy Elmer and The Outlaws

At The Grand Old Opry of Centerport. Sponsored by Central Berks Lions Club. Food is served 4:30-8 p.m., Jamming begins at 5:30 p.m., Guest group performs at 7 p.m. Indvidual musciains and groups of musicians are always welcome. Questions: Call Marilyn at 610-926-2627. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on WEEU.