Kutztown Area Patriot Calendar of Events June 19

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Mondays 10am Preschool Story Time: Ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts.

Mondays 11 am Toddler Time: Ages 0-3. Stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wednesday 11 am Storyrider for Preschoolers: Ages 2-5. Stories, songs and fingerplays.(Starting June 18)


Thursday 10 am “Fizz, Boom, Read”: June 19 “Brilliant Buzzing Bees”. June 26 Yocum Institute, “How to think like a Scientist”.

June 20 Classic Movie Night: “North By Northwest” at 6:30pm. Feel free to bring a brown bag supper. The library will provide snacks and drinks.

June 27 Family Movie Night: “The Lego Movie” at 6:30pm. Lego robot building activities available at 6 pm. Snacks and drinks provided.

Fleetwood Area Public Library

Community Center, 2nd Floor. Call library at 610-944-0146.

Summer Reading. Register your children and pick up reading logs. Adults can pick up book review forms and tic tac toe boards to win prizes.

Summer Reading:

“My Colorful World” Storytime June 18 at 10AM. Explore colors through stories, song and activities.

Miss Margie presents “Fungus by the Fireside, Pudding by the Pound” June 19 at 3PM. Explores role of science in the kitchen in historical times.

“Meet the Author Day!” June 25 at 10AM. Host two local authors of children’s books- Erik Ammon and Dorie Hoch.

“Stitches & Such” June 26 at 6-8PM. *NEW* Calling all crafters who love to crochet, knit, embroider, etc. Come to the library for fellowship and to finish your project.


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.

June 19

At Kutztown Community Library - June 19 at 7 p.m. Kutztown Area Garden Club: Meeting and presentation on rhododendrons by Steve Henning.

Free informational session on adoption and child foster care 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. Staff explain foster parenting as well as processes involved in adopting. Attendees also will learn about children available for adoption as well as the foster-to-adopt program. Call, toll-free, 1-888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504.

June 21

Free Community Picnic on the Hill at Lighthouse Church, 2096 Independent Road, (Route 863 near New Smithville) Breinigsville 2 to 6 p.m. Rain or shine. All food and entertainment is free. Bring lawn chair. Strolling musicians Keith Brintzenhoff and Mike Hertzog from 2 to 4 p.m., Wooden Nickel (Pines Dinner Theatre Band) from 4 to 6 p.m., balloon animals, mime, clowns, face painting, bounce house, Andy the Ambulance, water games (bring a towel), and much more. Go to www.LighthouseBaptistLV.org or call 610-285-2235.

June 22

Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Band, 6-8pm. Concession stand will be open. Rain date June 23. 610-944-8220

Fly fishing, anyone? Noon to 4 p.m., Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township. Join Berks County Fly Tyers Club. Equipment and information on tying flies available, as well as experts. Great event for entire family. Free, presented by Berks County Parks and Recreation. 610-374-8839, www.countyofberks.com/parks

Iron Ridge Band. 6 p.m., Gring’s Mill Amphitheatre, 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township. Old-time traditional bluegrass in the style of Bill Monroe, Dr. Ralph Stanley and others. Free, parking fee collected at entrance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic suppers. Refreshments available for purchase. For change in concert location due inclement weather: www.countyofberks/parks; Facebook.

The Delicious Revenge of Princess Rubyslippers. Rain Date June 29. 4 p.m., Gring’s Mill Walnut Grove, 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township. Kids’ Summer Series. The Teen Theatre Ensemble of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education presents play by Brendan Murray: Jake and his little sister Ruby take sibling squabbles into the comic and confusing world of fairy-tale characters. Free, parking fee collected at entrance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic suppers. www.countyofberks/parks

June 27

‘Don’t just sit there’ The Lutheran Home at Topton program to keep older adults active and fit. “Don’t Just Sit There: Healthy Movement and Body Mechanics,” an educational program presented by Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 1:30 p.m. in Deibert Hall on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus. Call Connie Hartman 610-682-1413.

June 28

Kutztown University 4th Summer Chamber Music Festival June 28 to July 5. Nurturing the love of great music and developing the young artists of the future, KU’s Summer Chamber Music Festival allows emerging musicians to experience the Art of Chamber Music with internationally acclaimed artists. All concerts are free to the public.

June 29

Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring Skip Moyer & The Swinging Foxes, 6-8pm. Concession stand will be open. Rain date: June 30th. 610-944-8220

Music On The Hill. 10:15 a.m. St. Peter’s UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood. Free, Peter Fritsch (dulcimer), Linda & Mike Hertzog (bass viol, banjo, guitar, mandolin), St. Peter’s Choir, and other St. Peter’s musicians and vocalists. Complimentary picnic lunch will follow. Bring lawn chairs. Held rain or shine. There will be no morning worship service on this date. 610-944-9418

July 6

Free Concert at Fleetwood Park band shell, featuring Mitch & The Mood Swings, 6-8pm. Concession stand will be open. Rain date: July 7. 610-944-8220

Aug. 10

FLEETWOOD BLUES FESTIVAL, Free at Fleetwood Park. Live music, food, raffle, vendors. 11am – 8pm. 610-944-8220



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, travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc) the businesses have planned. Plus, each place gives a coupon. Purchase tickets, $1 per ticket is donated to Greater Berks Food Bank. 717-721-1750 www.bestkeptsecretstour.com

June 21

Huff’s Union Church, Hereford Township, picnic on Saturday, June 21. Food and baked goods will be available after 4 p.m., rain or shine. Entertainment: Midnight Special plays from 5 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Free children’s games (up to age 10) and parents meet and greet from 4-5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

June 26 - 28

Renninger’s Antique & Collector’s Extravaganza

June 26 - 28

Kutztown Fire Company Indoor/Outdoor Community Flea Market

June 28 - July 6

65th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival

August 3

Kutztown Day

August 9

Friend Inc. Brake the Cycle of Poverty

August 11 - 16

142nd Annual

Kutztown Fair