Hamburg area calendar of events

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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.

Shoemakersville Fire Company Breakfast Buffet on the First Saturday of each month. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 300 Church Ave Shoemakersville. Proceeds benefit the Firefighters.

Rehrersburg Lions Club annual benefit golf outing, May 3, at Green Acres Golf Course, Bernville. Tee sponsors and golfers, contact Rich Gehris @484-256-1534 or logcabinlion@msn.com ASAP.

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 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.

April 17

Berks County Patriots

Candidates Night at their April meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Leesport Market, Leesport. Federal, State and Local candidates have been invited to speak and answer questions from the audience. Our meetings are free; Freedom isn’t. All are welcome

April 18 & 19

Community Easter Flower Sale

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days along Rt. 61 North at the former Brickel’s Collectibles, Leesport. Sponsored by the Leesport Area Historical Society and Boy Scout Troop 160.

April 19

Earth Day Clean-Up

Blue Mountain Wildlife and Tilden Twp. EAC are jointly celebrating Earth Day with a township wide clean-up and projects at the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area. If you are interested in volunteering, registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Monument parking lot on Kernsville Dam Rd. If you can’t come in the morning, we will be there until 4 p.m. Vests, gloves and trash bags will be provided as well as coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts. This is a great opportunity for anyone in need of community service hours. Groups are welcome!

April 21

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. More info call 610-372-8945. Come join our den!

Die Pennsylfawnisch Deitsch Fersommling fun Baerricks Kaunty

Join us as we celebrate more than 325 years of German culture in Pennsylvania with good food, music and entertainment. The speaker for the evening will be Donald Breininger. At the Leesport Auction Banquet Hall at 6 p.m. Order tickets by April 11. Contact Joyce Hassler at 610-693-5627.

April 22

Spring Peeper Walk

At 6 p.m., the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a Spring Peeper Walk at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville. Naturalist–guide for this walk into the farm’s wetlands will be Richard Bonnett. Because this is a “walk on the wild side” of the historic farm, participants should wear waterproof boots… perhaps knee–high, if possible. Flashlights will be needed, too. For this event, we’re restricting attendance to those ages 13 and older.

The event is free to the public and will be held rain or shine. Parking is on-site and monetary donations will be gratefully accepted. The Historic Dreibelbis Farm is located on Route 143 south of the village of Virginville. Street Address: 356 Hard Hill Road, Hamburg.

The Spring Peeper Walk is an environmental/educational event hosted by the DFHS, to fulfill their mission to preserve and protect the historic Dreibelbis farm and to make it available to the public. The second annual Wetlands and Wildflowers Walk will be later in Spring, and the third annual Historic Farm Festival will be held in August.

For more information visit www.Dreisbelisfarm.org, “Historic Dreibelbis Farm” on Facebook or contact Mark Dreibelbis at (610) 488-7896.

April 24

Hamburg Book Club

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Public Library to review the book “DARWIN’S DOUBT. An intriguing exploration of evolutionary history and what does not fit the theory.” Author: Stephen Meyer.

The Grande Old Opry of Centerport

At 2207 Main Street, Centerport. Sponsored by the Central Berks Lions Club. Food served from 4:30- 8 p.m. Jamming beings at 5:30 p.m. Individual musicians or groups of musicians are always welcome. Questions: call Marilyn at 610-926-2627.

April 26

Spring Adoption and Dip Off

Join CatWorks from 12 to 4 p.m. at The Westy Bar & Grill, 279 West State St., Hamburg. Make your favorite dip and bring chips, crackers, etc for dipping and enter it in our contest for cash prizes! Als that day are dog adoptions, raffle prizes, yummy baked goods, and good food and drinks. Please bring donations of Purina puppy chow, dry kitty cat chow and Friskies canned food for special raffle. This event is being held to help ARL Grey Muzzle and other 501C3 rescues fix the broken legs and other surgical repairs that are above and beyond the regular day to day veterinary costs which are too costly to repair rather tan euthanizing them, and then of course, find them good homes. For more information call Nikki at 610-763-1408 or email Vicki at duke27@windstream.net.

Keep Hamburg Beautiful

Let’s clean sweep the community during this community-wide cleanup event! Lunch will be provided to all volunteers at the post-cleanup cookout back at the Tot Lot. Starts at the Tot Lot in Hamburg at 9 a.m.

Hamburg Grange

Tri-County Visitation at Schuylkill Pomona at 7:30 p.m.

Old Church Hymnsing and Oyster Supper

Olde Belleman’s Church Hymnsing at 2:30 p.m. Church listed on National Register of Historic Places. Oyster Supper from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Oyster stew, oyster pies, fried oysters, ham platters. All items sold ala carte. At 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville. For infor call 610-926-0461.

Free Electronics Recycling Day

Recycle your old unwanted, broken and outdated electronics and appliances. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hamburg’s Moose Lodge #523 parking lot, 12 S. 3rd Street, Hamburg. Hosted by the Women of the Moose. There are items that are recycled free of charge as well as for a fee. Questions? Call Responsible Recycling Services at 484-641-5156. Support Hamburg’s Women of the Moose. Monetary Donations will be accepted and go directly to the Women of the Moose Organization.

Flamin’ Dick & The Hot Rods

In the Shoemakersville Fire Company Banquet Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the band will be playing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets available in advance or at the door. The price of the tickets also includes snacks during the event. You must be 21 and over to attend. There will be a cash bar and the kitchen will be open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to order food. Call Deb Phillips (610)488-0439 for tickets.

April 27

Hamburg Grange

Pomona Go To Church Sunday at Belleman’s Church at 10:15 a.m.

Meet and Greet Friends & Family - Lions & Leos Event

From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center in Hamburg Municipal Center at 3rd and Island Street in Hamburg. All Lions, Leos, their families and friends are invited to come, along with anyone who is interested in attending.

Longaberger Baskets & Vera Bradley Purses Bingo

Sponsored by Bern Reformed UCC. At 2 p.m. (Doors open 1 p.m.) Held at Mt. Pleasant Fire Co., Mt. Pleasant, PA (Rt. 183). There is a donation. Play 20 games and enjoy a hot dog, soda and door prizes all for your admission. Door Prizes & Special Raffles. Tickets available at the door - Contact Barbara Reed 610-678-2890.

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.