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Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions second and fourth Thursdays. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: 2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays in Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Reading Symphony Orchestra to host 2nd annual Holiday Extravaganza]]> On Saturday, Dec. 19 the Reading Symphony Orchestra will present its second annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Santander Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.

Featuring both the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) and the Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra (RSJSO), this concert will present many of your favorite holiday classics and will be a fun event for the whole family! The Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra will be joined on stage by the Boyertown Area High School Show Choir under the direction of Jeffrey Brunner.

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<![CDATA[Musical groups to perform all day at Christmas in Kutztown]]> This year's Christmas in Kutztown celebration, on Dec. 5, is slated to include an expanded set of musical offerings. Five musical groups from the Kutztown University Music Department, as well as bands and choirs from the Kutztown Area School District and area musicians will be preforming a wide variety of music including holiday songs throughout the day.

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<![CDATA['Holiday Lights of Gring's Mill' returns for December]]> Come visit Berks County's favorite park decorated for the holidays between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in December. Walk through the serene country setting with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the barn to live entertainment each night, visit with Santa or stop by the popular model train display.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town]]> What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

2 Dec - Stephanie Grace at The Railroad House, Sinking Spring (7 p.m. start)

3 Dec - Steve Carlisle at Cutillo's Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.

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<![CDATA[Reading Museum hosts 'all day' Breakfast with Santa]]> Santa will make his first annual visit to the Reading Public Museum for pictures and last minute wishes on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

McDonald's will serve its "All Day" Sausage Biscuits and Apple Dippers in the Neag Planetarium between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. After breakfast, families will head to the Auditorium in The Museum where children can have their pictures taken with Santa by Dave Zerbe Studio Photography.

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<![CDATA[Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad to take over service to Humboldt Industrial Park]]> Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad will take over ownership of the rail infrastructure at the Humboldt Industrial Park beginning Jan. 1, 2016 through an agreement with the park's owner, CAN DO, Inc., according to CAN DO President Kevin O'Donnell and Andrew Muller, Jr., owner and CEO of the rail company.

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<![CDATA[Habitat for Humanity takes 'field trip' through Reading]]> The school bus, which was boarded by 45 adult passengers last evening to tour the city of Reading, may have inspired fond memories of a grade school field trip, but the passengers were also looking for memories of the town that Reading that used to be, a vibrant and beautiful Pennsylvania city of neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[Local 4-H club competes at 2015 PA State Horse Show]]> Berks County 4-H Horse Club members participated in the 2015 PA State 4-H Horse Show from Oct. 23 to 25 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

All five Berks County 4-H clubs came together with their theme of Berks County Rides Around the World. They worked together and won first place for good housekeeping for Region 1, as well as overall Good Housekeeping Champion on Saturday, Oct.

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<![CDATA[Throwback Thursday: What are they making?]]> George M. Meiser IX asked the American Folklife Institute in Kutztown what was being made in this photo from circa 1910s. Photo taken by Winslow Fegely. Email comments to Berks-Mont Newspapers to or post on or

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<![CDATA[Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits at YR Club]]> Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits her "Art Quilts Large and Small" at YR Club, Parkside Dr. South and Thrush, Wyomissing, Dec. 1 through Jan. 24. The Opening Reception is Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. YR Club hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday 4 to 11 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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<![CDATA[Historian discusses impact of Gettysburg Address during Hamburg Library lecture]]> Michael Jesberger greeted attendees to his lecture, Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, wearing the woolen blue uniform of a Civil War "Billy Yank."

The lecture was in Hamburg's Borough Hall on Nov. 17, just two days before the 152nd anniversary of the historic address on Nov. 19, 1863, and was sponsored by the Hamburg Public Library.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg School Board President Brooke Adams strikes gavel final time after 28 years on board]]> After 28 years as a Hamburg Area school director with the past several as its president, Brooke Adams struck the gavel for the final time on Nov. 23.

"After 28 years it's time to move on," Adams said after the meeting. "I have no children in the district."

As for why he became a board member, Adams said that when he was growing up "education was always big in my family.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown alum graduates from Marines]]> PVT. Nathan Lee Bowman, 19, graduated Nov. 13 from the Marines, at Parris Island, SC. Bowman is a Combat Engineer and Expert Rifleman with 1st RT BN PLT 1089 Delta Company.

Bowman graduated from Kutztown High School. He was on the wrestling team from 8th through 12th grade and on the rifle team 9th through 12th grade.

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<![CDATA[Trinity Lutheran Church in Kutztown hosts live Nativity]]> Trinity Lutheran Church in Kutztown is hosting an interactive live Nativity on Dec. 4 and 5.

Trinity will be putting on "One Starry Night" this year on Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5 from 12 to 2 p.m. This is a large scale interactive live nativity that allows people to experience the culture and emotions that surrounded the birth of Jesus.

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