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 librarys 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 Alzheimers disease. It is affiliated with the Alzheimers 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 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.

Washington, DC, Bus Trip

Sponsored by the Hamburg Public Library. Trip is April 5. Leave Hamburg Middle School at 7:45 a.m., drop off on the Mall in DC, Leaving Washington at 6 p.m. There is a cost per person due by March 7. For more information call 61-562-2843.

New York City Bus Trip

Sponsored by the Hamburg Public Library. Trip is June 14. Have a fund day in New York, a day 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.

Philadelphia Flower Show

Bus trip to the 2014 International Philadelphia Flower on March 8 at Pennsylvania Convention Center. Bus leaves Hamburg Field House at 9 a.m. and will leave flower show at 5 p.m., arriving back in Hamburg at approx. 6:30 p.m. There is a cost per person. Call 610-562-3106 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Our Town Foundation.

March 6

Hamburg Area Historical Society

Old Tyme Plowboys, from Kutztown, will give a program on farming and their organization at the March meeting of the Hamburg Area Historical Society. The meeting is held at 7 p.m. in the Hamburg Area High School in the James A Gilmartin Community Room.

If school is canceled due to weather, our meeting will also be canceled. Contact 610-488-1817.

March 7

Country 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. Info: 610-488-5171.

March 8

Aaron Wentzels Recovery Benefit

From 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. Two bands will be playing. The Barren Wells from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Holy Smoke playing from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. There is a cost for adults and kids under 12 are free. Tickets include beer, soda and food. There also will be a Chinese auction, raffles and door prizes. Call Anthony for advanced tickets (610)401-7307

Come out to support a good cause, Aaron Wentzel was critically injured in a snow mobile accident. All proceeds help pay for Aarons medical bills.

Spaghetti Dinner

Benefit for Rueben Blackwell.from 5-8 p.m. at Zion Blue Mountain Church in Strausstown. There is a cost. After serving overseas he was diagnosed with plasmablastic lymphoma cancer.

Hamburg Grange

Meeting at 4 p.m. at the Hamburg Municipal Center. Lizzie Bailey and Cumberland Grange visiting, Soup and Game Night.

March 9

Strausstown Fire Company Breakfast

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

Shartlesville Grange Breakfast

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Style at 71 N. Fourth Street, Shartlesville from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information call 610-488-6027.

Hamburg Grange

Berks Heim visitation at 12:45 p.m.

March 13

Mountain View Blue Grass

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. Question call Marilyn at 610-926-2627. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on WEEU.

March 14

Wine Walk

Grab your friends, grab your walking shoes and dont forget your love for natures grapes: its Hamburg first ever wine walk! More than 15 businesses will be participating, many offering wine samples and refreshments throughout the downtown as part of the self-guided tour. In addition, many tour stops will be offering special door prizes and discounted shopping available only for those on the tour that night. From 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The tour begins at The Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State Street, Hamburg. The event is open to all adults age 21 and older. There is a cost for tickets and includes all wine tastings and refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Hamburg OPEN Flags fund through Our Town Foundation. For more information or to order tickets, visit hamburgpa.org/events/wine-walk/, stop in The Gallery of Hamburg or call 610-562-3106.

Spaghetti Dinner

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Friedens Church, Shartlesville. There is a cost. Kids under 6 are free.

March 15

Free Movie

Despicable Me at the Hamburg Strand Movie Theatre. Sponsored by the Hamburg Grange from 12 - 2 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase.

March 15 & 16

Art Show Celebrating the Great Outdoors

Join us at Cabelas for a special art exhibit featuring local Hamburg Area Arts Alliance members wildlife inspired works. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days. At Cabelas Retail Store in the Deer Country Exhibit, 100 Cabela Drive, Hamburg. The event is open to the public. Free admission. Celebrate the great outdoors through art. For more information call 610-562-3106.

March 16

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.

Our Musical Heritage

Rajah Shrine Chanters proudly presents the 23rd afternoon of music. An afternoon of your favorite songs! Musical guest: Ringgold Band of Reading with Community Chorus. At 2 p.m. at Kutztown Area High School. Advanced ticket tales at Dietrichs Mens Shop, 230 State Street, Hamburg, 610-926-0872 and Mr. Food, 324 West Main Street, Kutztown, email Ernie Fink at Ernie 19510@gamil.com. Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine Chanters.

March 17

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!

March 19

Kauffmans Chicken Barbeque

There is a cost. Pick up at Fulton Bank, 3rd and Pine Streets from 4 to 7 p.m. Contact for tickets/proceeds benefit: Our Town Foundation, 335 State Street, Hamburg, 610-562-3106 and Hamburg Grange #2103, Mike Adams, 610-562-5933.