Hamburg area 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.

Shoemakersville Fire Company Breakfast Buffet on the First Saturday of each month. Bring the kids to see the Easter Bunny in April. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 300 Church Ave Shoemakersville. Proceeds benefit the Firefighters.

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.

New York City Bus Trip

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

Homemade Soup Sale

Choose from the ten delicious flavors offered by St. Paul’s Lutheran “Smoke” Church: Corn Chowder, Italian Wedding, Beef Barley, Hamburger Vegetable, Chicken Noodle, Broccoli Cheese, Chili, Sausage and Bean, Ham and Bean, and Potato. Pre-orders only. We have such a high demand we are trying something different in order to serve more people. Soups are available by the quart for a cost. Please call 610-916-5036 and leave a message or email basket286@comcast.net to place your order. Orders must be placed by Sunday, March 23. Please leave a contact number. All proceeds benefit our Vacation Bible School program. Pick-up is March 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran “Smoke” Church, 2613 Old 22, Hamburg.

March 19

Kauffman’s 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.

March 20

Berks County Patriots

General meeting focused on Obamacare. Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leesport Farmers’ Market. U.S. Congressman Joseph Pitts, 16th Congressional District, will provide update from Washington, D.C. Also, a panel of medical and other professionals review impact of ObamaCare. A question and answer period will conclude meeting. Free monthly meetings held every 3rd Thursday. Berks County Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan group located in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Contact Jamie Kyle at jkyle@berkscountypatriots.org. Visit www.berkscountypatriots.org.

March 21

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 22

Annual Church Yardsale

At 7 a.m. at Salem EC Church, 2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville. Lots of items (housewares, clothing, games, books, collectibles) at bargain prices! Delicious food items available to extend your browsing time. Event is indoors and held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit church ministries. For more information call (610) 562-5033.

All-U-Can-Eat Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

At Shartlesville Fire Company from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fire Company Hall. There is a cost and children under 6 free. Please call 610-488-6482 or 610-488-0863 for more information.

Reading Navy club

Breakfast at 9 a.m. at Cross Roads Restaurant, Route 61, Tuckerton.

March 23

Craft, Vendor Show

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Haag’s Hotel, 3rd and Main Street in Shartlesville. Includes 50/5 and raffles. Benefits Hillside SPCA.

March 24

Leesport Area Historical Society

Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Bethany EC Church, 308 Main St., Leesport. Speaker will be Ron Kinsey on the Reber Wagon Works in Centre Township.

March 25

Reading Navy Club

Meeting at 7 p.m. at Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing. All veterans of US “sea-going” services are most welcome!

March 27

Hamburg Book Club

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Public Library to review the book “DEEP SURVIVAL: Case Studies about People Who Survive Difficult Situations-Who Lives, Who Dies and Why.” Author: Laurence Gonzales.

Hamburg Grange

Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Hamburg Municipal Center.

Blue Ridge Mountain Clan

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 29

Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods

Shartlesville Fire Company from 8 to 11 p.m. There is a cost for tickets. For tickets call 610-488-6796 or 610-488-6859. Doors open at 7 p.m. Must be 21 & over. Presented by the Shartlesville 250th Anniversary Committee.

Berks Kids Closet

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Leesport Farmers Market. Gently used clothing and accesssories for children. Free admission and plenty of parking.

March 30

Slamtastic

Harlem Wizards vs Benfer’s Pride at the Tulpehocken High School gym. Doors open at 1 p.m., game starts at 2 p.m. Penn-Bernville PTO is hosting the event. There is a cost for tickets, available in advance or at the door. Tickets available at Penn-Bernville Elementary. For more information contact pennbernpto@gmail.com.

April 6

Spring Festival

From 12-5 p.m. at The Arts Barn, 3 Berry Road, Schuylkill Haven. For more information call 570-366-8736, FREE parking, music by YMI a DUO, petting zoo by Appalachian Petting Zoo, Crafts and Face Painting by The Arts Barn, Caricatures by Missi Allen, artist demonstrations including the newest “Dueling Chainsaws.” Food by Beauregard’s Catering and Caribbean Cuizine, LOTS of Arts and Crafts Vendors and Wine Tasting by Schuylkill County’s newest winery: Fieldwood Winery.

April 11 & 12

Book Sale

At the Schuylkill Valley Community Library. Friday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.. Fill a bag for a low price on Saturday. 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. www.berks.lib.pa.us/svcl.

BERKS COUNTY’S BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR

From June 13 thru 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, you’ll travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon. You’ll be delighted by what you find tucked away in the countryside! There is a cost for tickets--$1 per ticket is donated to Greater Berks Food Bank. 717-721-1750 www.bestkeptsecretstour.com.