Hamburg area calendar of 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.

Jan. 15

A Trip of a Lifetime Luncheon

The Christian Women’s Club I of Reading. At Riveredge Restaurant, 2017 Bernville Rd., Greenfields, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is a cost. Special feature Boscov’s Travel, travel ideas by Cynthia Dewalt. Speacil speaker Sue Gannon shares how she stopped playing the comparing game. For reservations call Kathy at 610-603-9461.

Jan. 16

Step Into the New Year Brunch

The Christian Women’s Club II of Reading. At The Highlands, 2000 Cambridge Ave., Lincoln Park, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. There is a cost. Speacil feature Shoes and Handbags Fashion Sho by Super Shoes. Special speaker Sue Gannon shares how she stopped playing the comparing game. For reservations call Gloria at 610-777-0580.

An Elegant Evening Dinner Party

Kutztown Women’s Connection. At Jannelle Restaurant, 360 Fleetwood Rd., Bowers, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is a cost. Special feature “Accessorizing” Juanita Comer gives tips on bedazzling your shoes and purses. Special speaker Sue Gannon shares how she stopped playing the comparing game. For reservations call Cheryl at 610-683-7247.

Jan. 17

Mid-Winter Concert

At Schuylkill Valley High School auditorium. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The program will feature the concert bands from Fleetwood, Oley Valley, Schuylkill Valley and Tulpehocken High Schools. Each group will present a few musical selections of their own and the evening will conclude with grand musical finale featuring a mass band of more than 230 musicians.

Line Dancing

A country line dancing event, sponsored by the Shartlesville Lions Club, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. At the Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St., Shartlesville. There is a cost. Benefits Shartlesville Lions Club. For more information call 610-488-5171.

Jan. 18

Spaghetti Supper

All-you-can-eat dinner with dessert included. From 4 to 7 p.m. at Vaux Masonic Temple, Rt. 61 and Zion’s Church Rd., Shoemakersville. There is a cost. Children 5 and under are free. Take-out available.

Hamburg Grange

Pomona Appreciation Banquet at Leesport Auction at 6:45 p.m.

Happy Bruise Year!

2014 season opern for Renegade Roller Derby. KSRR vs 7 Hills. At Hamburg Fieldhouse, 123 North 4th Street. Doors open at 5 p.m., game starts at 6 p.m. There is a cost for tickets. Kids 6 and under are free. For tickets call 610-914-0101 or email UFC6110@aol.com. BYOB.

Jan. 19

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.

Jan. 20

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.

Jan. 21

Blue Mountain Shartlesville Senior Citizens

Meeting at Grange Hall, North Fourth St., Shartlesville. December meeting meal and program rescheduled. Business meeting. All welcome.

Jan. 23

Hamburg Book Club

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Public Library to review the book, “TEAM OF RIVALS: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.” Author: Doris Goodwin.

Hamburg Grange

Meeting at 7 p.m. at Hamburg Municipal Center, 61 North 3rd Street, Hamburg. Chinese New Year program.

Keystone Mountain Way

At the Grand Old Opry of Centerport sponsored by Central Berks Lions Club. Food is served from 4:30-8 p.m. Jamming begins at 5:30 p.m. Guest group performs at 7 p.m. Individual musicians are always welcome. Questions? Call Marilyn at 610-926-2627. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on WEEU.

Jan. 24

“Be Our Guest”

Join us for our next FREE Community meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone’s Birthday Party! Pelnty of food, fellowship and fun! At Bethany UMC, 3rd and Island Street, Hamburg.

Spaghetti Dinner

The Ontelaunee Junior Grange is hosting their 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5-8 p.m. at the Ontelaunee Grange Hall on Grange Road, Leesport. There is a cost, 2 & under are free. The cost includes All-You-Can Eat Spaghetti, salad and dessert. For more information, please contact Angela at 610-926-6639.

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