Hamburg area calendar of events


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

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.

Shoemakersville Fire Company Breakfast Buffet on the First Saturday of each month. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 300 Church Ave Shoemakersville. Proceeds benefit the Firefighters.

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.

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.

The Hamburg Area Historical Society monthly meeting was NOT be held on Thursday May 1. Because of scheduling conflicts at the High School, our May meeting has been moved to Wednesday, May 28 at 2 p.m. in the LGR at the Hamburg Area High School. You will need to ring the bell at the office door near the LGI room to sign in because school is in session. Malin Fink, a Veteran of Iwa Jima will talk about his experiences there. We are trying a daytime meeting to encourage members to come who dont attend at night. We also encourage the students to come to our meeting to learn about our local history. Our meetings are free and the public is welcomed. If school is cancelled due to weather, our meeting will also be cancelled. Contact 610-488-1817.

May 8

New Found Grass

The Grande Old Opry of Centerport, at 2207 Main Street, Centerport. Sponsored by the Central Berks Lions Club. Food served from 4:30- 8 p.m. Jamming beings at 5:30 p.m. Guest group performs at 7 p.m. Individual musicians or groups of musicians are always welcome. Questions: call Marilyn at 610-926-2627.

Hyper Tufa Pot Workshop

At 5:30 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

Make your own flower pot with this cool artificial stone material. Master Gardener Elaine Meinhart will provide hands-on training at this fun workshop. There is a cost (which includes gloves). Pre-registration along with payment to the instructor is required by Friday, May 2. Class is limited to 10 adults.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information call 610-374-8839 or visit

May 9, 10 & 11

Mothers Day Flower Sale

Friday, May 9 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday May 10 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 11 10 a.m.-1 p.m. New flower vendor with affordable flowers. At Shoemakersville Fire Company.

May 10

Hamburg Grange

Meeting at the Hamburg Municipal Center at 4 p.m. Program is Lorena Baughman, PA State Lecturer, Derek Snyder, and Cassidy Cheddar, PA Youth Ambassadors, and baking contest.

Fun Adult Bingo for the Girls and Guys

Mark your calendars for a fun event here at the Fire Company. Come to the Shoemakersville Fire Company for a night of Fun Adult Bingo for the Girls and Guys!! There is a cost both in advance and at the door and this includes 20 games of bingo. Each bingo card consists of 4 squares so you are getting an extra game board chance to win!! Doors will open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. There will also be six additional specials you can purchase throughout the night including the Firemans Quickie!!! Everyone must be 18 to enter and 21 with ID to purchase alcohol. This is not a BYOB due to the bar on site. The prizes will include ALL of our new Spring Pure Romance collection. Call Deb at 610-488-0439 for more info.

BCTC Spring Fair

All proceeds benefit the student competitors from BCTC. Vendor and flea market tables. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BCTC-West Campus, 1057 County Road, Leesport. Rain or Shine. Cow Paddy Bingo at 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Muddys Pork Pull, raffle tickets sold the day of the event, 5K run, blood drive, face painting and more. For more information visit our website at, click on events or email

Central Berks Community Day Fair

Join Blue Mountain Wildlife in beautiful and historic Centerport between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The fair will be held in the Central Berks Lions Club Hall at 2207 Main Street in Centerport.

Shoemakersville Fire Company

Open House at the Shoemakersville Fire Company from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be demonstrations, Berks County Sheriffs Child ID Program, Fire Trucks, Ambulances, Medevac Helicopter landing at 1 p.m., Berks County 911 and free light refreshments. Bring the kids to take pictures with the trucks and Firefighters.

Plant Sale and Recycling Event

At New Bethel Church, Kempton, 135 New Bethel Church Rd, Kempton, 610-756-6589. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Rain or Shine Plant and Garden Sale. All kinds of flower and vegetable plants and accessories for sale! Speaker Robyn Jasko author of Homesweet Homegrown. Electronics recycling!

Old-Fashioned Sewing Circle

At 10 a.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

Come together and exchange skills and share some conversation in an old-fashioned sewing circle for both new and experienced stitchers of all crafts. Our conversation will focus on counted cross stitching. Take a step back in time and enjoy an activity of the past. Please bring a project of your own to work on: sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting or your choice.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information call 610-372-8839, visit, or check us out on Facebook.

May 11

Strausstown Fire Companys Mothers Day Breakfast

At the Strausstown Fire Companys Community Campus, 50 East Avenue, Strausstown; 8 a.m. to 12 noon; full breakfast menu; a potted plant for mom; proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

Mothers Day Dinner

Family style Mothers Day Dinner will be served at the Virginville Grange, Route 143, Virginville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes ham, turkey, potato filling, sweet potatoes, corn, string beans, gravy, pepper cabbage, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverage and home made desserts. There is a charge. No reservations need. Call 610-562-4505 for more information.

May 12

Hamburg Grange

Pre-sale meeting at Ontelaunee at 7:30 p.m.

May 17

Family-Style Chicken Pot-Pie Dinner

At St. Michaels Church, 3 miles west of Hamburg from 4 to 7 p.m. There is a cost. Flea market and book sale beginning at 2 p.m.

Hamburg Arts Fest

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Hamburg. Art and craft displays, performing artists, street corner musicians, childrens activities, silent art auction, artists contest and a car and motorcycle show. Free admission and free parking. For more information contact the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance at 610-562-3106 or visit

Annual Rolling Arts Exhibition

During Arts Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4th and Pine Streets in Downtown Hamburg. Registration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., judging at 1:30 p.m. and awards at 3:30 p.m. Antique, classic, foreign, hot rods, street rods, rat rods, stock originals, super modified, trucks, imports and motorcycles.

Crab Cake Dinner

At St. Johns Lutheran Church, Hamburg, from 4 to 7 p.m. Call Doug at 610-562-8732 or June at 610-562-4440 for details. There is a cost for tickets.

May 18

Vehicles for Vets

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Hamburg Area High School. Hosted by HAHS National Honor Society. Featuring cars, trucks, motorcycles, new and old, food, gift basket raffles, music, 50/50 raffle, bake sale and more. Registration on site only from 10 am. to 1 p.m. Awards at 3:30 p.m. Benefits The Wounded Warrior Project. Contact

Panther Pride Putt for Par

Please join us for the first annual Panther Pride Putt for Par inaugural golf tournament at Willow Hollow Golf Course. Scramble starts at 1 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. This event is an awareness kick-off for the Panther Pride Stadium capital fundraising campaign to renovate the facilities at Schuylkill Valley High School. There is a cost per golfer due by May 14. Questions? Contact Jeremy Crills at 610-413-8148.

Bear Creek Festival

Join Blue Mountain Wildlife between noon and 4 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds off Route 895 west of Auburn for an afternoon of fun at the Bear Creek Festival.

May 19

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 info call 610-372-8945. Come join our Den.

Berks Countys Best Kept Secrets Tour

From June 13 thru 28. A shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, youll travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon. Youll be delighted by what you find tucked away in the countryside! There is a cost for tickets--$1 per ticket is donated to Greater Berks Food Bank. 717-721-1750