Hamburg Community Calendar Nov. 16

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Nov. 17

Couples & line dance: 7:30 -10:30 p.m., Food available 6:30 to 8:30. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St. Shartlesville. Cost $6 benefits Shartlesville Lions outreach programs. 610-488-1984.

Nov. 18

Book Signing by author Kathy Miller: Featured Artist of the Month, The Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State St., Hamburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kathy Miller is celebrating the release of the fourth book, Chippy Chipmunk Feels Empathy, in her series of Chippy Chipmunk books. Kathy will be signing books and offering a free gift with the book’s purchase. Chippy Chipmunk will also be here to pose for pictures. All of her publications, plus additional artwork, are available for purchase in the Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg.

Nov. 18

Pennsylvania Llama & Alpaca Association annual Fall Fiber Festival: Nov. 18–19, at Leesport Farmer’s Market. Fiber artists and crafters present fiber blends and hand-made finished products. Door prizes, on-site spinning and weaving demonstrations, hands-on beading and felting classes (Pre-registration required, class size limited).

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Nov. 18

Hamburg Grange #2103 Homemade Chicken Potpie Dinner: 4 - 7 p.m., Hamburg High School, 711 Windsor St., Hamburg, Cost $9; children 3-8, $5; 2 & under, free. Eat in/Take out. Free meal for veterans and active military. For more information, 610-562-5933.

Nov. 18

Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Church & Pine Streets, Hamburg, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday ornaments, decorations, handicrafts, Homemade cookies & soup, hot dogs, & BBQ, eat-in or take-out.

Nov. 18

Leesport Lock House Holiday Open House: Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 19 noon to 4 p.m. Baked Goods and Crafts available for purchase. Located on Wall Street across from the Leesport Fire Co. Housing facility. Enjoy free homemade cookies and hot mulled cider right from our wood burning cook stove and enjoy a step back in time.

Nov. 19

Dachshund Fanciers Association of Berks County 36th and 37th Independent Specialty Shows: at Berks County 4H Community Center, 1206 County Welfare Road, Leesport. Two shows run consecutively starting at 8:30 a.m. Second show expected to end around 4 p.m. Spectators invited to watch free of charge. Held indoors, free parking, lunch for sale. 610-207-5990 or email Ndoughe982@aol.com

Nov. 20

Pretzel City Bear Den meeting: 1 p.m. at 2649 Bernville Road, Reading. 610-372-8945

Nov. 25

Benefit Dance & Hoedown for the Kunkel Family: sponsored by Virginville Grange, 456 Main Street (Route 143), Virginville. Ethan Kunkel, Albany Township, is receiving treatment for Leukemia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food for Sale. Dance 7 to 10 p.m. Music by The Majestics. Cost $8. Raffle with more than 50 prizes ($2 a ticket or 3 tickets for $5). Handicapped accessible. 610-562-4505 Or 610-562-8357.

Nov. 27

Leesport Area Historical Society meeting: 7:30 p.m., Bethany EC Church, 308 Main St., Leesport. Keith Brintzenhoff will portray The Belsnickel.

Nov. 29

Basket Weaving Class Christmas Hearth Basket: The Hamburg Strand Party Room, 8 South 4th St., Hamburg, 6 to 9 p.m. Made with start and stop weaving, with stepbacks to give the sides a slanted shape. Cost $40 and includes materials. Register by calling the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance at 610-562-3106.

Dec. 2

Live Nativity: 5 to 7 p.m., Bern Reformed UCC, 3196 Bernville Rd., Rt. 183, Leesport. Live Nativity, petting zoo, crafts, activities, free refreshments, musical performances by Governor Mifflin Middle School Show Choir and Light Sound, Barbershop Quartet. Free.

Dec. 3

Leesport Area Historical Society Museum Christmas Open House: 1 to 4 p.m. at 128 Main St., Leesport. Santa will visit from 1 to 3 p.m. and children’s author, Dori Hoch will read to the children.

Dec. 10

Strausstown Fire Company’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at Strausstown Fire Company’s Community Campus, 50 East Ave., Strausstown, full breakfast menu available; children’s menu also available; proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

Recurring

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: 2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays in Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria. If school is canceled on meeting day due to bad weather, meeting is canceled.

Hamburg Public Library Story Time: story time on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 11 a.m. for ages 18 months through 3 years old, 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: second Tuesdays. Public encouraged to attend.

Schuylkill Valley Community Library

1310 Washington Road, Leesport

Baby Lapsit: Mondays at 10:15 a.m.

Story Riders: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Story Time: Fridays at 10 a.m.

Lego Club: Fourth Thursday at 6 p.m.

Book Club: Fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

Adult Cookbook Club: Third Monday, 6 p.m. Share culinary skills. We have copies of cookbooks, choose a recipe to prepare and share.