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Hamburg area calendar of events

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


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

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 ASAP.

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.

The Hamburg Area Historical Society monthly meeting will NOT be held on Thursday May 1. Because of scheduling conflicts at the High School, our May meeting has been moved to Wednesday, May 28 at 2 p.m. in the LGR at the Hamburg Area High School. You will need to ring the bell at the office door near the LGI room to sign in because school is in session. Malin Fink, a Veteran of “Iwa Jima” will talk about his experiences there. We are trying a daytime meeting to encourage members to come who don’t attend at night. We also encourage the students to come to our meeting to learn about our local history. Our meetings are free and the public is welcomed. If school is cancelled due to weather, our meeting will also be cancelled. Contact 610-488-1817.

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.

Bobby Hamm and The Mail Pouch Blue Grass with Wendell Yoder

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. Guest group performs at 7 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

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 info 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.

Go Fly a Kite Day

From noon to 5 p.m. at Youth Recreational Facility, 1098 County Welfare Road, Bern Township.

It’s high-flying fun for children and adults alike as they display their colorful creations and their kite-flying abilities at the 27th annual Go Fly a Kite! Day. Professional kiters will be demonstrating their homemade kites in the air and on the ground throughout the day. Contests for homemade kites for adults and youth begin at 4 p.m. Visit the county “Kite Day” Web site at for kite design ideas to make at home.

Activities and contests are set throughout the day.

Admission is free; there is a required parking donation. Due to the close proximity of the Reading Regional Airport, all kite flying is restricted to a 350-foot ceiling.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department and the Sky Pilots Club in tandem with National Kite Month. For more information call 610-374-2944 or visit or check us out on Facebook.

April 28

Leesport Area Historical Society

Meeting at Bethany EC Church, 308 Main St., Leesport, 7:30 p.m. Marcia Houston will present a program entitled, “Just Passing Through.”

May 2-4

Reading Pet Expo

The Reading Pet Expo will have a new look this year as it will be an outdoor event and returns to Berks County at the Reading Fairgrounds/4H Complex in Leesport. Designed to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets, the Pet Expo will transform the Fairgrounds into the area’s largest collection of pets. The Reading Pet Expo will be held on Friday May 2 from 2 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Sunday May 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There is an admission cost and children 12 and under are admitted Free! You can go on our website at for discount coupons or to purchase discount tickets online.

For additional information or vendor space call 631-423-0620 or email us at or visit our website.

May 2

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 outreach programs. Info: 610-488-5171.

May 3

Annual PA May Faire

6th Annual PA May Fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Berks County 4-H Center, County Welfare Rd., Leesport. Fun spring entertainment for everyone. Music, great food, shopping, a choreographed may pole ritual and a guest appearance from Captain Jack Sparrow!

Art of the Brew Beer Fest

Hamburg’s first ever Beer Festival at the Hamburg Field House from 3 to 6 p.m. There is a cost for tickets available in advance or at the door including a discount price for designated drivers. Tickets include beer tastings from 15 breweries, a sampling glass, and a burger or chicken sandwich, side and drink provided by Deitsch Eck Restaurant, winner of the 2014 Taste of Hamburger Festival’s People’s Choice Award. Live music provided by The Barren Wells & Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang.

To purchase tickets, call 610-562-3106 or stop in Our Town Foundation, 335 State Street. Facebook page for updates

Mothers Day Breakfast Buffet

At the Shoemakersville Fire Company. 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Free flower for each mother. There is a price and 5 years old and under are free.

May 4

Sharing a Sacred Walk

The Interfaith Labyrinth Walk for Peace at 2:30 p.m. Epler’s Church United Church of Christ and Cemetery, 1151 West Leesport Road, Leesport (North of Reading Airport off Route 183). For more information call 610-374-8451 or 610-926-1006 or email Free-will offering to benefit Greater Berks Food Bank.

Vendor Bingo

Sponsored by Perry Elementary PTO, proceeds benefit Perry’s Playground Fund. At the Hamburg Field House. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., Bingo starts at 1 p.m. There is a cost, tickets available in advance or at the door. Cost covers 20 games. There are also upgrades, specials, 50/50 and raffles. Join us for lots of fun and great prizes. Bring your friends! Food and refreshments available for purchase. Walk-ins welcome, but not guaranteed. Contact Kelly Seidel 610-562-7472 or to reserve tickets.

May 8

New Found Grass

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. Guest group performs at 7 p.m. Individual musicians or groups of musicians are always welcome. Questions: call Marilyn at 610-926-2627.

May 10

Fun Adult Bingo for the Girls and Guys

Mark your calendars for a fun event here at the Fire Company. Come to the Shoemakersville Fire Company for a night of Fun Adult Bingo for the Girls and Guys!! There is a cost both in advance and at the door and this includes 20 games of bingo. Each bingo card consists of 4 squares so you are getting an extra game board chance to win!! Doors will open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. There will also be six additional specials you can purchase throughout the night including the Fireman’s Quickie!!! Everyone must be 18 to enter and 21 with ID to purchase alcohol. This is not a BYOB due to the bar on site. The prizes will include ALL of our new Spring Pure Romance collection. Call Deb at 610-488-0439 for more info.

May 11

Strausstown Fire Company’s Mother’s Day Breakfast

At the Strausstown Fire Company’s Community Campus, 50 East Avenue, Strausstown; 8 a.m. to 12 noon; full breakfast menu; a potted plant for mom; proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

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