Hamburg area calendar of events

Shoemakersville Fire Company Line Dancing: Come out to the Banquet Hall on the second Friday of each month. There will be a DJ playing the best country music and a Cash Bar will also be available. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Must be 21 to enter.

Play Competitive Scrabble: Every Tuesday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts, 1618 Mountain Road, Hamburg. Take the next step from the living room to the tournament scene! Free event. For more information call Patrick at 484-665-2303. Please RSVP so we know how much space is needed. Hamburg Scrabble Club can now be found online at

Sept. 4

Hamburg Area Historical Society: Meeting at 7 p.m., in the Hamburg Middle School Cafeteria. Paul Kurtz will talk about the “Nicholas Stoltzfus House.” Bring a friend and come visit your Historical Society friends. Contact # 610-488-1817.

Sept. 5

Line Dancing: Country and couples 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 outreach programs. Info: 610-488-5171.


Sept. 6

Breakfast Buffet: The breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Shoemakersville Fire Company. There is a cost, 5 years old and under are free.

Hamburg Grange: Pomona Meeting at Bernville at 7:30 p.m.

Blood Drive: At Friedens Church in Shartlesville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drive is in Honor of Elijah Hoss, a 6th grade student at Hamburg Middle School, and a resident of Upper Bern Twp. who is diagnosed with Leukemia. Donors need to be at least 17 years old and weigh minimum of 110 pounds. Call Marie Strause at 610-488-5072 to register.

Beginner Fly Fishing with Cabela’s: From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Red Bridge Recreation Area, 2141 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township.

This Beginners class provides an introduction to the sport with a focus on basic techniques and skills combined with a Beginner’s Fundamentals of Casting with on-water practice of overhead techniques and roll casting.

The Tulpehocken Creek is well known as a prime Fly Fishing waterway and the Red Bridge Recreation Area along the Tully is the perfect spot for this program.

Cabela’s partners with the Federated Fly fishers to provide this industry-leading course online and in stores as part of their ‘Fly Fishing University.’ This is the first time the local Cabela’s has offered it outside the store, with on-water practice.

The program begins with a two-hour Introduction to Fly Fishing course that covers equipment, basic entomology, basic casting, and knot tying. The class concludes with a one-hour Introduction to Fly Casting course, where participants receive hands-on training on the fundamentals of fly casting, including overhead techniques, and roll casting.

Members of Berks Fly Tyers will also be on-hand to share tips and information on this fun and relaxing past time, while demonstrating the art of tying flies by the pavilion.

Spaces in the class are limited. Reservations can be made by calling 610-374-2944 by Friday, Aug. 29. All equipment will be provided by Cabela’s. This class may quickly fill; early registration is encouraged.

This program is presented by Cabela’s Hamburg store and the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.

The Red Bridge Recreation Area is located just south of Wertz’s Red Bridge in the 2100 block of Tulpehocken Road in Spring Township.

Sewing Circle: At 10 a.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, 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 knitting. 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 and Recreation Department. For more information call 610-374-8839, visit, or check us out on Facebook.

The Berks County Heritage Center is located at 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township, just off Route 183 and immediately north of the St. Joseph Medical Center.

Sept. 7

Strausstown Fire Company Car Show Breakfast: At the Strausstown Community Campus, 50 East Avenue, Strausstown, 7 to 10 a.m.; and at the Strausstown Car Show, 6 to 10 a.m.; benefits the Apparatus Fund.

Leesport Area Historical Society: Museum Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. at 128 Main Street, Leesport.

Grandparents’ Day Scavenger Hunt: Families are invited to the Berks County Heritage Center on Grandparents’ Day for the perfect bonding activity and adventure. The “Grandparents’ Day Walk” will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and will utilize the entire Heritage Center grounds as well as part of the Union Canal Towpath.

Kids will enjoy the walk scavenger hunt leading them around the park and its many attractions. Each clue will reveal a little bit about the heritage of the area, and while walking from destination to destination, grandparents can share memories and stories with their grandchildren.

While enjoying a relaxing stroll around the park, children can do one of two levels of the walk scavenger hunt; one level is for younger children and one for older kids. Both sets of clues follow the same path around the park, so families can stay together. The Grandparents’ Day Walk starts at the front of the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, and meanders around the park ending near the colorful Distelfink, a perfect spot for memorable family photos.

Rafting and Lumbering Talk: At 3 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, Bern Township.

Steve Runkel, a speaker with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, chronicles logging, river transport of logs and cut lumber, and lumber milling from colonial times through the 19th Century.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information call 610-374-8839, visit, or check us out on Facebook.

The Berks County Heritage Center is located at 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township, just off Route 183 and immediately north of the St. Joseph Medical Center.

3rd Annual Golf Fundraiser for First U.C.C. of Hamburg: Benefits the youth programs and Christian Education Dept. of First U.C.C. of Hamburg. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf w/cart, lunch, snacks/drinks and door prizes. There is a cost. At Green Acres Golf Course, 461 A. South Northkill Rd,, Bernville. Registration at 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Contact: Brandon Hess, 610-207-9142,

Sept. 11

Keystone Mt. Way (with Days of Old members): 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. Questions call Marilyn at 610-926-2627. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on WEEU.

Hamburg Grange: Hamburg visits Kutztown at 7 p.m., meet at Mike Adams’ house at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 13

Hamburg Grange: Meeting at 4 p.m. Miniature golfing and photo contest.

Hamburg Area Drug Intervention Team Day at the Park: At hamburg Park from 1 to 5 p.m. Will include Teen Challenge and guest speakers.

Race to Read: 5K run/walk. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the library parking lot. The 5K begins at 10 a.m. and the kids run begins at 11 a.m. Complimentary childcare will be provided inside the library during the race. There is a fee and includes a tech shirt while supplies last. There is no monetary fee for the 12 & under Kids Fun Run, but please bring a gently used book to donate. Schuylkill Valley Community Library, 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. 610-926-1555.

Barnstormer Day Open House at Golden Age Air Museum: Rain date Sept. 14. At 371 Airport Road, Bethel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aircraft demonstrations start at 12 p.m. Join us for the fun of a “non-Air Show Air Show.” The Barnstormers have lots of tricks up their sleeves; be prepared to be entertained all day. Formal and informal presentations of the museum’s collection of vintage aircraft, aerial competitions, fly-bys, comedy, live music, antique autos and radio controlled model aircraft. WWI fighter pilots Lothar von Richthofen and Jimmy Glenn are scheduled to attend. A few famous women air racers of the past are also scheduled to make an appearance. The Barnstormers will be available to answer questions about the aircraft. For photography fans this will be the best event of the season for taking photographs. American Society of Aviation Artists “Old Airplane Painting Weekend.” Aviation artists from across the country will be displaying their artwork. Presentation by WWI Historian Mike O’Neal at 11:30 a.m. All welcome and encouraged to attend. There is a cost, ages 5 and under: free. Biplane rides available all day. Refreshments & food services available. For more information: 717-933-9566 or

A Wine Tasting Experience: The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum is hosting a tasting of Pennsylvania wines with cheese, crackers and snacks. Learn about and view the vintage Reading Company locomotives, freight and passenger cars. At Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, 500 S 3rd St,, Hamburg, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. There is a cost. Contact: or

Sept. 14

ANDULHEA Chorus: Presents THE RIVER. A concert in honor of the Schuylkill River — Pennsylvania’s “River of the Year.” At 2 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Church and Pine Streets in Hamburg. Speaker is Pat Adams of Blue Mountain Wildlife Inc. Special music by Brass Ensemble & Barbershop Quartet. There is a cost. Tickets available in advance or at door. For tickets call Cleta Borkey at 610-562-8807.

Teen Leaders Kick-Off Event: From 1 to 4 p.m. Come out and see Cory and Amanda at the Teen Leaders Kick-Off with South Mountain YMCA! Teen Leaders for grades 7-12th is designed to help teens grow as individuals in a positive, fun environment. This is a great opportunity for teens to learn about leadership, get involved in the community and have fun with their peers. Bi-Monthly meetings, volunteer service and exciting trips and events are planned throughout the entire school year! Come and meet with us to learn more about this National YMCA program at our kick-off event! Bring your friends! Contact Cory or Amanda for information and registration at 610-670-2267 or You can also follow us on Facebook at SMYMCA Teens.

Sept. 15

Hamburg Grange: Pomona Officers and Committee Chairs meeting at Ontelaunee at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20

Apple Festival: At Freiden’s Lutheran Church, 9727 Red Road, Kempton. Food served from 2 to 8 p.m., ‘The Majestics” classic country, bluegrass and other music from 5 to 8 p.m. Rain or shine.

Bus Trip to Philadelphia – Free Day: Fun day to do what you want in Philadelphia. Drop off and pickup at Constitution Center. Leaves the Hamburg Middle School at 8 a.m. returns approximately 6 p.m. No refunds on tickets unless we can fill the seat. There is a cost. Contact: Hamburg Public Library, 35 N. 3rd St., 610-562-2843

All You Can Eat Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: Chicken pot pie dinner and bake sale held at the Hamburg High School. There is a cost, free for 2 & under. From 4 – 7 p.m. Sponsored by: Hamburg Grange #2103. Contact: Michael Adams 610-562-5933.

Sept. 21

Lyons Fiddle Festival: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lyons Community Park.

Shartlesville Fire Company: Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at it Bingo Hall located on Main St./Old Rt. 22 in Shartlesville. It is a full breakfast menu and all proceeds benefit the fire equipment fund.

Adventure Daze (Climbing & Zipline): From 1 to 4 p.m. Meet at Bynden Wood Lodge for an afternoon of Climbing and Zip-lining with the South Mountain YMCA Camps’ Adventure Director, Cory Evans, and other staff favorites. Space is limited for this program, please call Cory to register at 610-670-2267. More information can also be found at There is a cost.

Family Cooking Night (Italian Night): From 4 to 6 p.m. Looking for a great family program? Look no further. Join us, South Mountain YMCA, for our Family Cooking Series. Come to one evening or all four, the choice is yours. On Sept. 21 we’ll begin with Italian Cooking. Prepare and cook your food together, under the guidance of Mark Glossick, our Dining Services Director, and Amanda Griffith, our Youth and Family Director—and then EAT! There is a cost for this program per family for each class, or per family for the entire series of four nights. Contact Amanda for information and registration at 610-670-2267 or Spaces are limited.

Sept. 25

Hamburg Grange: Meeting at 7 p.m. Program - Bryan Marshefsky, PA State Membership/PR Director.

Sept. 26-29

Hamburg Grange: 5th Degree Practice at Kutztown at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 26

Hamburg Area High School Marching Band Alumni Night: For all Band Alumni and current faculty/staff – bring your instrument and play with us in the stands at 7 p.m.

Sept. 27

River House PA: Auction from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Golden Oaks Golf Club, 10 Stonehedge Drive, Fleetwood. Appetizers and desserts, beer and wine. Proceeds support our veteran adventure trips and workshops.

Keep Hamburg Beautiful: Community-wide cleanup effort. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Primrose Alley Tot Lot. Help us to clean sweep the neighborhood. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers at the post-cleanup cookup.

Sept. 28

Hamburg Grange: Berks Heim at 1:30 p.m.

Hymn Sing: New Jerusalem Zion UCC, Krumsville (Rt 737 across from Greenwich Elementary School) will be conducting an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing worship service at 10:15 a.m. Pastor Joshua Fitterling presiding. Featuring Conlan Kerschner – Teenage Banjo Wizard and The Miller Brothers - Family Singers, Lester, Richard, Russell, Robert and William. If you enjoy singing the old favorite hymns, please join us. Everyone welcome.

Family Cooking NIght (Outdoor Cooking): Looking for a great family program? Look no further. Join us for our South Mountain YMCA Family Cooking Series. Come to one evening or all four, the choice is yours. From 4 to 6 p.m. we continue with Outdoor Cooking classics. Prepare and cook your food together, under the guidance of Mark Glossick, our Dining Services Directory, and Amanda Griffith, our Youth and Family Director and then EAT! There is a cost for each class. Contact Amanda for information and registration at 610-670-2267 or Spaces are limited.