Hamburg area 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.

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.

New York City Bus Trip

Sponsored by the Hamburg Public Library. Trip is June 14. Have a fund day in New York, a 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.

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Style at 71 N. Fourth Street, Shartlesville from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information call 610-488-6027.

March 13

Mountain View Blue Grass

Sponsored by Central Berks Lions Club at the Grand Old Opry of Centerport. Food is served from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Jamming begins as 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.

March 14

Wine Walk

Grab your friends, grab your walking shoes and don’t forget your love for nature’s grapes: it’s Hamburg first ever wine walk! More than 15 businesses will be participating, many offering wine samples and refreshments throughout the downtown as part of the self-guided tour. In addition, many tour stops will be offering special door prizes and discounted shopping available only for those on the tour that night. From 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The tour begins at The Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State Street, Hamburg. The event is open to all adults age 21 and older. There is a cost for tickets and includes all wine tastings and refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Hamburg OPEN Flags fund through Our Town Foundation. For more information or to order tickets, visit hamburgpa.org/events/wine-walk/, stop in The Gallery of Hamburg or call 610-562-3106.

Spaghetti Dinner

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Frieden’s Church, Shartlesville. There is a cost. Kids under 6 are free.

March 14 & 15

Bye By Birdie

The Tulpehocken All-School Musical, Bye Bye Birdie will be presented in the Tulpehocken Junior-Senior High School Auditorium. Show time on Friday and

Saturday night will be 7 p.m.

Faithful Friends Kids/Teen Clothing Sale & Accessories

From 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on March 14 and 8 a.m. - Noon on March 15 at West Lawn UMC Community Center, 101 Woodside Ave. All proceeds are donated.

March 15

Free Movie

Despicable Me at the Hamburg Strand Movie Theatre. Sponsored by the Hamburg Grange from 12 - 2 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase.

Farm Family Appreciation Celebration

At the Hamburg Field House from 7 to 11 p.m. Sponsored in part by various religious, social and financial organizations. Catered hot buffet meal, hoe-down and line dancing to show appreciation for farm families in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill Counties and the surrounding areas. Purpose is to build community among farm families and citizens. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner buffet from 7-8 p.m. Hoe-down and classic and modern country music by “The Outlaws” with line dance music between sets from 8-11 p.m. Everyone is invited both farm families and farm family supporters. Children welcome. This year is a circus/carnival theme. There is a cost for non-farm families, farm families are free. Questions? Call 610-378-1327 and ask for Donna.

March 15 & 16

Art Show Celebrating the Great Outdoors

Join us at Cabela’s for a special art exhibit featuring local Hamburg Area Arts Alliance members’ wildlife inspired works. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days. At Cabela’s Retail Store in the Deer Country Exhibit, 100 Cabela Drive, Hamburg. The event is open to the public. Free admission. Celebrate the great outdoors through art. For more information call 610-562-3106.

March 16

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.

Our Musical Heritage

Rajah Shrine Chanters proudly presents the 23rd afternoon of music. An afternoon of your favorite songs! Musical guest: Ringgold Band of Reading with Community Chorus. At 2 p.m. at Kutztown Area High School. Advanced ticket tales at Dietrich’s Men’s Shop, 230 State Street, Hamburg, 610-926-0872 and Mr. Food, 324 West Main Street, Kutztown, email Ernie Fink at Ernie 19510@gamil.com. Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine Chanters.

March 17

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

March 18

Blue Mountain Shartlesville Senior Citizens

Meeting at Grange Hall, North Fourth Street, Shartlesville. Noon lunch, program The Happy Bomdadeers. Business Meeting. All welcome.

March 19

Kauffman’s Chicken Barbeque

There is a cost. Pick up at Fulton Bank, 3rd and Pine Streets from 4 to 7 p.m. Contact for tickets/proceeds benefit: Our Town Foundation, 335 State Street, Hamburg, 610-562-3106 and Hamburg Grange #2103, Mike Adams, 610-562-5933.

March 20

Berks County Patriots

General meeting focused on Obamacare. Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leesport Farmers’ Market. U.S. Congressman Joseph Pitts, 16th Congressional District, will provide update from Washington, D.C. Also, a panel of medical and other professionals review impact of ObamaCare. A question and answer period will conclude meeting. Free monthly meetings held every 3rd Thursday. Berks County Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan group located in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Contact Jamie Kyle at jkyle@berkscountypatriots.org. Visit www.berkscountypatriots.org.

March 21

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.

March 22

All-U-Can-Eat Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

At Shartlesville Fire Company from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fire Company Hall. There is a cost and children under 6 free. Please call 610-488-6482 or 610-488-0863 for more information.

March 23

Craft, Vendor Show

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Haag’s Hotel, 3rd and Main Street in Shartlesville. Includes 50/5 and raffles. Benefits Hillside SPCA.

March 27

Hamburg Book Club

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Public Library to review the book “DEEP SURVIVAL: Case Studies about People Who Survive Difficult Situations-Who Lives, Who Dies and Why.” Author: Laurence Gonzales.

Blue Ridge Mountain Clan

Sponsored by Central Berks Lions Club at the Grand Old Opry of Centerport. Food is served from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Jamming begins as 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.