Patriot Item Community Calendar

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Kutztown Community Library

70 Bieber Alley 610-683-5820

Saturdays: Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Lego Construction Crew ages 3-12 10 a.m.

Mondays: Preschool Story Time 10 a.m., Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m., Community Threads 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Pokémon League 5 to 7 p.m.


Tuesdays: Tunes & Tots short story, music and sensory play for ages 2-5 at 10 a.m.

Wednesdays: Wiggly Wednesday for preschool and toddlers 10 a.m.

Wednesdays: Teen Reading Lounge. An interactive, hands-on, book discussion for teens at 1 p.m.

June 7: Art Cats, 4 p.m. Kids 1st grade & up getting together to do arts and crafts. Bring own project or do a planned project.

June 7: Craft Night 6:30 p.m. Mandala Rock Painting presented by Riverview Gardens & Gifts at Kutztown Community Library.

June 12: Book Discussion Group 1:30 p.m. “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman

June 12: Teen Tuesday grades 6-12 at 1 p.m. Learn the importance of skin care and get a facial with Miss Lacie.

June 13: Thrift Shopping Workshop with Kirsten Keim-Shendge, Personal Thrifty Shopper and Closet Cleanout/Organizer. Includes fashion show featuring “Once Again Thrift Store” and “Renee’s Finders Keepers”. Come learn tips and tricks for smart thrift shopping at Kutztown Community Library.

June 14: Summer Quest for grades K-5 at 10 a.m. One hour of free build with lots of block options. There will be robots to navigate through your creations.

June 15: Family Movie Night - “Boss Baby” 6:30pm

June 21: Summer Quest for grades K-5 at 10 a.m. Sing, dance and play instruments with musician Julie Keller.

June 26: Teen Tuesday grades 6-12 at 1 p.m. Tie dye event, bring something white and 100% cotton to tie dye.

June 27: Conversacion con Amigos/Conversation with Friends at 7 p.m. A time of bi-lingual fun and casual Spanish conversation to learn, practice and make friends. Adult and teen Spanish speakers of all levels welcome. Bring a snack/drink to share.

June 28: Summer Quest for grades K-5 at 10 a.m. Yocum Theater Ensemble perform The Commedia Rapunzel by Lane Riosley.

Friends of Kutztown Community Library Bus Trip: Tour Philadelphia Stadiums Aug. 13. Guided, behind-the-scenes tours, lunch at McFadden’s Restaurant & Pub. Includes bus fare, driver’s tip, all admissions. Lunch not included. Leave Kutztown 8 a.m., return 6 p.m. 610-683-5820.

Fleetwood Area Public Library

Build It!: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Build with blocks, Lincoln logs, magnetic tiles, Legos. All ages.

Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ages 3-5 for songs, stories, games and crafts.

Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library

May 31 & June 7: Story Time with Miss Betsy, Songs, stories and crafts, 11 a.m.

June 2: Book Sale, Bake Sale & Yard Sale at the Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library & Community Yard Sale throughout Bethel. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.M

June 4: Poetry and Creative Writing Class (1 of 3 sessions) 6 p.m. Led by Marilyn Klimcho of Berks Bards, Inc. Registration required.

June 4 & 5: 12:30-4:30 p.m. AAA Road Wise class for 55 and over. Get 10 percent off car insurance by attending course. Registration via AAA of Reading or the Library is required.

June 4: Book Club discusses “A Team of Rivals; The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” 6 p.m. Anyone 18 and older welcome to join discussion.

June 6: Diabetes 101. Learn the signs of early diabetes and how to plan a healthy diet to fight it. The 6 week course, held every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., will run from June 6 through July 18 excluding July 4.


June 1

Cruise Night: 4 to 7 p.m., State Street Square, 234 State St., Hamburg. Classic car cruise night for anyone who wishes to participate. Come and go as you please. Refreshments available by Our Town Foundation. For information, call Chris Yost at 610-562-4332.

June 1

School’s Out Splash Bash: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Topton Memorial Pool.

June 1

Shartlesville Lions Club Country Dance: with DJ Jack at the Shartlesville Grange Hall. Food available 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dancing 7:30 to 10:30. Donation $6 benefits Lions Outreach Programs. 610-488-1984

June 2

Hawk Mountain Arts Tour: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., driving tour. Visit artists in Kempton and Hamburg. Download maps from 18 members of Hamburg Area Arts Alliance showcase art along river at Etchberger Memorial Park, N. 2nd and Island streets, Hamburg, as well as food trucks from Blazing Swine BBQ and Betty’s Old Fashioned Lemonade. 610-562-3106.

June 2

Leesport Lock House: open for tours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wall Street across from the Leesport Fire Co. Housing facility. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

June 2

Sausage Sandwich Fundraiser: 10 a.m. to undetermined time, Radcliffe’s Great Valu (outside, in front), 953 State St., Mertztown. Proceeds benefit the Longswamp Township Historical Society.

June 2

Pig Roast: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church, 537 Main St., Bernville, Pork sandwich, baked potato and pepper cabbage. For price and information, call 610-488-6260.

June 2

Jeremiah James: Country Singer & Songwriter performing 7 p.m. at Belleman’s Church Fellowship Hall, 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets for sale in advance and at the door. Chinese Auction. Food & beverage for sale. Call 610-926-4506 for tickets. Sponsored by Leibensperger Funeral Homes & Peach Tree Pet Cremation Services.

June 3

Leesport Area Historical Society Museum Open House: 1 to 4 p.m., 128 Main St., Leesport.

June 4

Pioneer Grange, Topton: Ham & Cheese or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Sale: Orders due by May 27. Pickup at grange hall 3-5pm. Call orders to Tammy at 610-463-7213.

June 4

Mt. Zion Sandwich Sale: Orders due by June 4 by 7:30 p.m. for Ham, cheese, lettuce sandwich sale. Call Nancy 610-683-5873. Pick up on June 14 at 4 p.m., Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Rd., Krumsville, 610-756-6210

June 7

8th Annual Marc McKently Memorial 5K Run: 7 p.m., Union Jack’s Inn on the Manatawny, 546 Manatawny Road; Boyertown. Remember and honor the spirit & life of Marc McKently who died Feb. 9, 2011 at age 17. Wheel-measured 3.1 mile run on country roads and along a stream through the scenic Oley Valley. Course runs through a Historic Covered Bridge and ends with a challenging finish. Awards, refreshments for finishers, time clock at finish & instant results, food & drinks for sale. All proceeds & donations benefit the Marc McKently Scholarship Fund. Rain or shine; no refunds. Online registration at until midnight June 4. Nominal service fee applies. Questions regarding race, sponsorship or donations, Rebecca Shade 610-858-0090.

June 7

Tour: 6:30 p.m. Hamburg Area Historical Society will tour the Fleetwood Area Historical Society, 100 West Arch St., Fleetwood. Anyone interested in carpooling should meet at the Hamburg Middle School parking lot at 6 p.m.

June 9

Hamburg Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour several gardens in the Hamburg area certified through National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program. Presale tickets at Our Town Foundation, 335 State St., or at State Farm Insurance, 124 S. 3rd St., Hamburg. Tickets sold day of tour. Meet at Etchberger Memorial Park Pavilion, N. 2nd and Island streets, Hamburg, to pick up tour guide and/or purchase tickets. Door prizes drawn at 1:30 p.m. Held rain or shine. Call Kay at 610-562-4329.

June 9

Artist Jay Ressler Open Studio Reception: 5 to 8 p.m., Ressler Art Studio, 15 Rocktown Rd., Hamburg. As the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance’s featured artist in June, Jay Ressler is exhibiting “Country Too,” a black and white photography series. Jay uses a distinctive style of compositing photographs with digital effects to produce stunning works on paper. Refreshments served. His work is on exhibit for month of June at Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State St., Hamburg. 610-562-3106

June 9

13th Annual Fleetwood Rotary Club Show of Wheels: hosted in conjunction with the Fleetwood Fire Company Truck Crew. Registration 8-11:30 a.m. Judging 12 p.m. Awards 3 p.m. Held rain or shine at Fleetwood Community Park. Car Show proceeds benefit community projects. Features display of 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles, 70 trophies awarded. Free for spectators. Breakfast and lunch available. Music by The Sound Factory. Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, Chance Auction, Rubber Duck Race in the Creek, Men’s Clothing Drive.

June 9

13th Annual Fleetwood Rotary Show of Wheels: Registration 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Community Park, rain or shine. Spectators free. Over 70 trophies, auction, good food/music. Call 484-332-1056 or 484-575-8113 or email

June 9 & 10

Railfest 2018: Hauling Black Diamonds on the Reading Railroad, Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, 500 S. Third St. Hamburg. Family fun including model railroads, demonstrations, children’s activities, live country and railroad music, food. June 9 held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 10 noon to 5 p.m. Admission charged.

June 9

Dance: Ages 30 and up, 7-10 p.m., Shoemakersville Fire Company, 300 Church St. Admission charged. Door prizes, cake and music by “Johnny K”. Cash bar. Call Marge 570-943-2393.

June 10

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

June 10

Music in the Fleetwood Park: featuring Swing Fever Dance Band starting at 6 p.m. Refreshment stand sponsored by Women’s Guild of St. Paul’s UCC Church , Fleetwood. Bring lawn chairs.

June 11

Free hernia screening: 5 to 7 p.m. on the hospital’s Bern Township campus, 2500 Bernville Road, Reading. Penn State Health St. Joseph surgeons will conduct free hernia screenings, preceded by a 20 minute talk on what hernias are, signs and symptoms of the different types of hernias and the available surgical intervention options. Appointments for screenings required, call 610-378-2001.

June 15

Family Movie Night: “Boss Baby” 6:30 p.m., Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley.

June 16

Bern Reformed UCC Strawberry Festival: 3-8 p.m., in the grove, 3196 Bernville Road, Leesport. Picnic fare, fresh strawberries, homemade desserts and Sylvia’s soups. The Hazelton Band, Ostrich Hat, performs 5-8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets; hay bales provided. Free admission and children’s games. Free will offering. Handicapped parking available.

June 16

Old-Tyme Strawberry Social: sponsored by St. John’s /Thrivent Members, 3-7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg. Gospel program with Guitar and songs by Pastor David Reinwald at 6 p.m. Strawberries & ice cream, BBQ, soup, hot dogs, beverages, homemade baked goods.

June 18

Day Camp ‘This Changes Everything:’ June 18 – 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg. Completed Kindergarten – Grade 6. Games, crafts, songs, snacks, picture, T-shirt, pool admission plus more. Pack a lunch., 610-562-3808 $

June 19

Elvis Tribute by Jeff Krick, Sr.: 7 to 10 p.m., Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th St. Tickets for sale. Proceeds benefit Our Town Foundation and Hamburg Strand Theater, Hamburg’s historic non-profit theater. Call 610-562-4750.

June 22

Family Movie Night: “Lego Scooby Doo! Blowout Beach Bash” 6:30 p.m., Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley

June 23

St. Michael’s Church Picnic: 529 St. Michael’s Road, Hamburg (Turn off Old RT-22, 3 miles west of Hamburg). Food & flea market 4-8 p.m. Music by The Ringgold band 5-8 p.m. No admission, all ages. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chair.

June 29

Family Movie Night: “Trolls” 6:30 p.m., Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley