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.

Schuylkill Valley Library

Every Wednesday: Summer Program for kids ages 7-12 at 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Schuylkill Valley Community Library, 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. 610-926-1555. www.berks.lib.pa.us/svcl

Every Friday: Summer Program for preschoolers and kindergarteners at 9:30 a.m. Schuylkill Valley Community Library, 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. 610-926-1555. www.berks.lib.pa.us/svcl

June 13-28

Berks County’s Best Kept Secrets Tour

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.

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.

June 11-14

Kempton Country Fair

60th annual at 83 Community Drive, Kempton. June 11 “A Night of Tractor & Truck Pulls” gates open at 4 p.m., pulls start at 6 p.m. There is a cost for admission (Rides, midway and exhibits will not be open). June 12 gates open at 4 p.m., rides and mideway open at 5 p.m., June 13 gates open at 4 p.m., rides and midway open at 5 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m., June 14 gates open at 10 a.m., rides and midway open at 11 p.m. For full schedule of events visit www.kemptoncountryfair.org.

June 12

Mountain View Blue Grass

At the Grand Old Opry of Centerport, 2207 Main Street, Centerport. Sponsored by the Central Berks Lions Club. Food is served at 4:30 to 8 p.m., jamming begins at 5:30 p.m. and guest group performs at 7 p.m. Individual musicians and groups of musicians are always welcome. Questions? Call Marilyn at 610-926-2627.

Rainbow Loom Club

At 6 p.m., bring your loom & bands if you have them. Schuylkill Valley Community Library, 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. 610-926-1555. www.berks.lib.pa.us/svcl.

40+ Beginners EZ Yoga and Nature Walk

From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

Yoga connects the mind and body, and with this program participants can connect with nature too!

“Standing Mountain” “The Thunderbolt” and “Stargazer” are just some of the easy poses that “Porcupine Pat” McKinney of the Schuylkill Conservation District will guide you through while walking along the Tulpehocken Creek.

“Porcupine Pat” has been practicing yoga for close to 40 years. He assures everyone yoga is easy and fun and it can make its way into the daily routine of people of all ages.

We request that participants dress in comfortable clothing and shoes. No experience is necessary. Program is for ages 40+.

This free program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-8839, visit www.countyofberks.com/parks or check us out on Facebook.

June 13

Line Dancing

Come out to the Banquet Hall at Shoemakersville Fire Company on the second Friday of each month. There will be a DJ playing the best country music and a Cash Bar will also be available. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Must be 21 to enter.

June 14

Community Yard Sale

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine) at The Village at Christman Lake, 183 Christman Road, Lenhartsville.

Community Perennial Plant Swap

Harvest Church at 300 W. Arch St. in Fleetwood at 10 a.m. rain or shine. Bring one take one etc. New gardeners welcome as there are usually plants left over. Go to harvestchurchpa.net: contacts, calendar, June, swap, for details of packaging, or call Nancy @ 610-562-2850.

Magical History Tour of Bern Twp.

Sponsored by the Leesport Area Historical Society. Bus leaves Leesport Fire Co. at 9 a.m. and noon. Limited reservations call 610-926-5770.

Strawberry Social and Heritage Celebration

At the Leesport Lock House, E. Wall St., Leesport. Demonstrations, exhibits and refreshments from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Lock House Foundation.

June 15

The History and Stories of Mt. Penn and Neversink Mountain

At 2 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

Two local writers will share illustrated lectures on the hills surrounding Reading. Corrie Crupi will discuss Mt. Penn and the Pagoda, and the former Tower Hotel and Gravity Railroad, while Paul A. Druzba, author of “Neversink: Reading’s Other Mountain,” offers information and photos on the history of the mountain from 1880-1930 and the former Neversink Mountain Railroad.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-8839, visit www.countyofberks.com/parks or check us out on Facebook.

June 16

Family Program “Be a Backyard Naturalist!”

Mini nature hike & more at 6 p.m. Schuylkill Valley Community Library, 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. 610-926-1555. www.berks.lib.pa.us/svcl.

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!

June 17

Hamburg Grange Blood Drive

At Municipal Center from 2-8 p.m. Contact Kim Bagenstose at 610-587-0150 to donate.

June 20

Eyes of the Wild & Wallaby Tales Wildlife Education

Bringing their traveling zoo to the Schuylkill Valley Community Library at 10 a.m., 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. 610-926-1555. www.berks.lib.pa.us/svcl.

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.

June 21

Bern Reformed UCC Strawberry Festival

At Bern Church Grove (Rt. 183). Music by Reading Philharmonic Band starts at 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Serving food 3 p.m. - 8p.m. Public Invited! Children’s Games.

St. John’s Strawberry Festival

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hamburg, will hold its annual Strawberry Festival from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Hamburg Field House, Pine St., Hamburg. Rain or shine. Music by the Jalappa Allstars. Strawberries and ice cream, homemade baked goods, soup, FF, BBQ, etc.

Morning Birdwalk

At 8 a.m. at Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

Enjoy the beauty of the last morning of spring with naturalist Katrina Knight from the Baird Ornithological Club. Be sure to wear good walking shoes and bring your binoculars to spot the spring warblers. Beginning birdwatchers are welcome!

This free program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-8839, visit www.countyofberks.com/parks or find us on Facebook under Berks County Parks and Recreation.

June 23-27

“Set Free” Day Camp

From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., completed Kindergarten – Grade 6. Games, crafts, singing, snacks, swimming, and lots of fun! Bring a packed lunch. There is a cost. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg. To register call 610-562-3808 or online at www.stjohnshamburg.org.

June 26

Hamburg Book Club

Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Public Library to review the book: “NYPD-RED.” Author James Patterson.

Blue Ridge Mountain Clan

At the Grand Old Opry of Centerport, 2207 Main Street, Centerport. Sponsored by the Central Berks Lions Club. Food is served at 4:30 to 8 p.m., jamming begins at 5:30 p.m. and guest group performs at 7 p.m. Individual musicians and groups of musicians are always welcome. Questions? Call Marilyn at 610-926-2627.

June 28

Bacon Brew Fest

At the Kempton Community Center from 12 to 10 p.m. Join us for a fun filled day of many bacon creations by our friendly chefs, wide selections of many types of beer, wine tents, cigar vendors, craft vendors and live music. 83 Community Drive, Kempton. Kemptonmusiccenter.com.