Kutztown Area Patriot Community Events Calendar June 26 issue

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KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

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 26 Yocum Institute, “How to think like a Scientist”.

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:

“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.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Free Program On ‘Super-Foods.’ The Lutheran Home at Topton hosts free public seminar on “super-foods, super simple.” Live cooking demonstration 2 p.m. on July 15, on the Topton campus, presented by Morrison Senior Living Chef Greg Cordova. “The focus is on creating a variety of healthy foods that are easy to make.” Samples available. For more information and to RSVP by July 14 at 610-682-1350.

June 26

YMCA Summer Camp celebrating Olympic Day with Camp Olympics. Spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Fleetwood, as TRI VALLEY YMCA hosts Camp Olympics in celebration of Olympic Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fleetwood Park. Paralympian athlete Tyler Carter, from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is scheduled to attend the Olympic Day celebration. This is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide between June 14 and 30, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences. For more about the Camp Olympics, contact Megan Dougherty, at MDougherty@ymca-berkscounty.org.

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.

Collaborative Art Show and Auction to Benefit The Arts Barn - a non profit Art and Education Gallery. 6:30 to 9:30pm, Tickets purchased in advance and at door. Entertainment by The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, Catering by Ruby’s Kitchen. For tickets call Arts Barn 570-366-8736. For directions and details go to www.theartsbarn.com. Tickets can also be bought from The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble and Ruby’s Kitchen.

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.

Kutztown Folk Festival. Expanded hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from June 28 to July 6, at Kutztown Fairgrounds. Also evenings only admission. Closes July 6 at 5 p.m. Pa. Dutch food, craft demos, historical reenactments, traditional music, and dancing. Quilt Sale features more than 2,000 American-made quilts. Children’s Noah’s World animal park, hay mazes, do-it-yourself mural paintings, rides, and children’s stage. For more information and ticket prices visit KutztownFestival.com.

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

July 17

Session on adoption, foster care. 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. To attend, call, toll-free, 1-888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504.

Aug. 10

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

BERKS COUNTY’S BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR—June 13 to 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, 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

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