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 library’s website at www.berks.lib.pa.us/hamburgpl.

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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 / elemstreethamburg@verizon.net.

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 8 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.

Feb. 20

Memory Cafe

Program for caregivers of loved ones with memory issues. We are launching a Alzheimer’s Association program called Memory Cafe that will be held monthly the third Thursday of every month. From 1-3 p.m. at Elmcroft of Reading, Exeter Township. The Memory Cafe is a monthly social group comprised of people with memory loss and their loved one(s). Its mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can go and be accepted. It is a place where they can laugh, learn and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. The goal is that caregivers can find support, share concerns and celebrate without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood.

Berks County Patriots

February Meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Leesport Market, Leesport. Sam Rohrer, President, PA Pastor’s Network will speak on “A Republic, If You Can Keep It!” Atty. Aaron Martin will speak. Ms. Martin represents Ricardo Nieves, who is suing the City of Reading over the improper traffic stop on Dec. 13. Food Contributions for our snack table are gratefully accepted. Our meetings are free, freedome isn’t. www.berkscountypatriots.org.

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

Benefit for Low-Budget Motorsports

Host by Chris Schaeffer. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Start time is 5 p.m. at the Leesport Farmer’s Market in Leesport. Food, drinks, music, raffles, door prizes and BYOB. Tickets are available at Market Basket, 16455 Pottsville Pike, Hamburg, 610-562-1323 and City Side Auto Sales, 5782 Pottsvile Pike, Leesport, 610-916-8022. There is a cost for tickets.

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. 23

Tastefully Simple Fundraiser

At St. John’s, Port Clinton, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Please partner with me in raising funds for the Kolbe Family. Kira Kolbe, who is 19, suffers from a brain injury caused in an automobile accident on December 26, 2012. Kira is having some struggles with her recovery but she is definitely a fighter and will overcome these challenges. Tastefully Simple fundraiser for the family the month of February. Profit from online orders and orders placed directly with Candie Riehl will go to the Kolbe Family.

To place and order online:

1 – Go to www.tastefullysimple.com/web/criehl1

2 – Choose your products

3 – When checking out, enter First Name:” Kira” Last Name:” Kolbe” under Find Host/Event button

4 – Pay for your order. That’s it! Your order will be shipped right to your door!

Thank You!

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 Grange

Meeting at 7 p.m. at Hamburg Municipal Center. Program is Pedro A. Rivera, Hamburg Police Chief.

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.

March 1

Hamburg Grange

Pomona Meeting at Kutztown at 9:45 a.m. and Haus/Game Night at 7:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras

From 6-10 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 94 Walnut Road, Tilden Township, Hamburg. Music and Dance. Teacher’s Pet Band. There is a cost for tickets. Available in advance or at the door. Tickets include buffet. For more information or tickets call the parish office at 610-562-7657.

March 1 & 2

Kutztown University Baseball

Winter baseball clinics. March 1 at 11:30 a.m. for ages 8-12 for pitching and 2 p.m. for hitting. March 2 is hitting for ages 8-18 at 11:30 a.m. and infield, outfield and catching for ages 8-18 at 2:30 p.m. Contact Coach Blum by phone at 610-683-4063 or email at blum@kutztown.edu.

March 2

Hamburg Swap Meet and Car Corral

At Hamburg Fire Co Field House, 127 S. 4th St. (rear) Hamburg. From 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Indoor and outdoor spaces. Refreshments available. Handicap friendly. For vendor spaces call 610-262-9718. For information and directions call 610-823-4656.