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KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Mondays: Preschool Story Time 10 a.m.; Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m.; Community Threads 4:30-6:30 p.m. (group working on a quilted collaborative art piece using fabric and buttons donated by the community); Pokémon League 5 to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Tunes & Tots stories and music ages 2 to 5 at 10 a.m.; and Teen Tuesday crafts and games at 3 p.m. for ages 12 and up.
Wiggly Wednesdays: 10 a.m.
Wednesdays Teen Reading Lounge: 3 p.m. interactive, hands-on, book discussion group for teens.
Thursdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Toddler Story Time 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Time 11 a.m.; Art Cats 4-5 p.m.
Saturdays: Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lego Construction Crew 10 a.m. ages 3-12.
BRANDYWINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Mondays: Games and Giggles 5:30-6:30 p.m., kids invited to play board games. Not meeting Feb. 18.
Tuesdays: Computer Class 6-8 p.m., for adults, free.
Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11:15 a.m. stories, songs, giggles, and games for older toddlers-kindergarten. Bubbles and Books 11:30 a.m.-noon, story time with lots of movement, songs and rhymes for infants and toddlers.
FLEETWOOD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Fridays: Preschool Creative Play, 9:30 a.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, ages 3-5. Homeschool Open MAKERspace, noon to 1 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, K-12g open use of MAKERspace resources.
Mondays: Build It!, 6:30 p.m. in Library, all ages.
Tuesdays: Math Meet Up, 6:30 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, K-12g for math help and exploration.
Wednesdays: Preschool Sprouts story and activity, 10 a.m. in Library, ages 3-5.
March 7: Book Club for adults, 6 p.m. at Klinger’s of Fleetwood, reservations required.
BETHEL-TULPEHOCKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mondays: 12:30 to 2 p.m. in January and February Miss Shannon teaches a variety of homeschool lessons in grammar, art, literature, and history.
Thursdays: 11 a.m. Storytime with songs, stories and crafts.
March 7: Teen Club Nerf Wars 6:30 p.m.
March 14: Art & Herbs for Healing 6 p.m. Join Jenel Schaffer, Nutritional Herbalist and certified Art Teacher for this adult program. Registration required.
SCHUYLKILL VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY
1310 Washington Rd, Leesport
Mondays: 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time for babies to age 2, short story time and free play.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m., Discovery Time Preschool STEAM program.
Fridays: 10 a.m., Preschool Story Time
March 9: Painting Party for Teens & Adults 6 p.m. Step by step instruction, paint a springtime flower painting. Registration and payment due by March 6.
March 14 & 28: Sensory Story Time 10:30 a.m. Interactive and fun story time for preschoolers, appropriate for all kids but designed to accommodate children who may be overwhelmed by noises and crowds.
March 23: DIY Bookmarks for Teens, drop in between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Make an origami Shark, Pom Pom, or Bow bookmark.
March 25: Bristle Bots Make & Take 6 p.m. Construct your own robot using a toothbrush head. Ages 8-12.
Tuesdays in March: Homeschool Lab 1:15 p.m. Learn about amusement parks, including designing our own.
Hamburg Strand: showing “Captain Marvel” from March 8 to 14.
3rd Annual Antique Toy Show and Exhibition: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kutztown Grange Hall, Kemp and James St., Kutztown. Featuring farm related items presented by The Old Time Plow Boys Club. Admission of $2 per person charged, 12 and under free. Refreshments available for purchase. www.oldtimeplowboys.com
Ontelaunee Region Antique Automobile Club of America meeting: 7 p.m. New Jerusalem Zion UCC,
Route 737, Krumsville. Learn about our group tours, car shows, swap meets, scholarships and a whole
lot more. Antique car ownership not necessary. Refreshments served. 610-799-3761
Strausstown Fire Company’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at the Strausstown Fire Company's Community Campus, 50 East Ave., Strausstown. Full breakfast menu, children’s menu also available. Proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.
Choral Café: 2 p.m. in the First Reformed UCC Auditorium, 76 S. Third St., Hamburg. No admission charged but a freewill offering will be collected to benefit the Hamburg Area Music Association.
“Why We Lie” Book Launch Party: 2 to 4 p.m., Firefly Bookstore, Kutztown. Award winning author Amy Umpellizzeri presents her newest release.
“Handwriting Brain-Body Disconnect” Book Launch Party: 7 to 8 p.m., Firefly Bookstore, Kutztown. Hamburg author Cheri Dotterer invites teachers, occupational therapists and parents to this event. While experiencing writing challenges as a child and becoming a professional in occupational therapy with a specialty in dysgraphia, Dotterer discovered a powerful process that reduces anxiety and frustration while building confidence and competence. Free and open to public. Refreshments will be served.
Monthly Photo Competition: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Berks Photographic Society, 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Meet fellow photographers of all skills levels getting together to share ideas and skills. Free. www.berkscamera.org
Classic Movie Night: Hamburg Strand showing “Three Stooges” at 7 p.m.
Dining Out Fundraiser at The Westy: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit First Reformed UCC, Hamburg’s church and community committee. Must have coupon for church to get the 15 percent donation, does not include alcohol sales. Visit hamburgfirstucc.org for a coupon or call 610-562-2593 or 610-562-5405.
Free informational session on adoption and child foster care: 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located in Old Main on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. To attend call, toll-free, 1-888-582-2230 or (610) 682-1504 to register.
Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Banquet Hall at Trainer’s Midway Diner, Bethel. The PA German word Zammelaaf means ‘social gathering’. Learn about the PA German history, genealogy, and language. Speakers are entertainer Keith “Butch” Reigert and director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Patrick Donmoyer. Choral music performed by Die Schwadore Schalle and Der Dolpehock Sanger Chor. Kutztown author Mary Laub will be reading and signing her book “Uff der Bauerei.” Traditional PA German crafts and artists, children’s activities, old-fashioned toys and silent auction. PA German food for sale at diner. Free, all welcome. email@example.com
Berks Photographic Society: 7:30 to 9 p.m., 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Tired of Winter, Think Spring with Frank Plucinsky, free. www.berkscamera.org
Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Dinner: 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Hamburg Municipal Center, 61 N 3rd St.., Hamburg. Dinner includes half BBQ chicken, baked potato, applesauce and roll. Proceeds benefit Our Town Foundation, Hamburg’s non-profit community revitalization organization. Purchase tickets by calling 610-562-3106.
Mondays in March
Blacksmithing Class: 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays at Fisher Forge, 572 St. Michael’s Rd., Hamburg. Make something functional or decorative. Gloves and safety glasses are needed. All other materials provided. Ages 18 and over. Cost per student includes all four classes held on March 4, 11, 18, 25. Register by calling 610-562-3106 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All-You-Can-Eat Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. at Hamburg Area High School. Dinner sponsored by HAMBURG GRANGE #2103. All proceeds to benefit Salvation Army. Snow date is March 30. Children ages 2 and younger eat for free. Take-out meals and quarts available. Bake sale. For more information, call Michael Adams at 610-562-5933.
Flamin Dick & The Hot Rods: hosted by Shoemakersville Fire Company Auxiliary at Shoemakersville Fire Company Banquet Hall. Doors, Kitchen, & cash bar 5:30 p.m. Music 7 to 10 p.m. 21 or older event. Purchase tickets in advance for reduced price or at door. For tickets call 610-562-3998, 484-645-0117, 610-562-8785.
Order deadline for Pioneer Grange, Topton Ham & Cheese or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Sale is March 24, Pickup April 1 at the grange hall from 3 to 5 p.m. Call orders to Tammy at 610-463-7213.
Southern Gospel Concert featuring Soul’d Out Quartet: 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood. There is a charge. Love Offering will be taken. Refreshments served. Call 610-693-4059.
Berks Wetlands and Wildlife Conservation Lecture: 7 p.m. Leesport Area Historical Society presents the History of Angelica Park and Berks Nature's Mission to conserve wetlands and wildlife presented by Charles Randazzo. Lecture will take place at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church at 308 Main Street Leesport.
Faith Movie Night: First Reformed UCC, Hamburg is sponsoring the Hamburg Strand Theater’s Faith Movie Night. The feature will be “Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Cost of admission includes ticket, soda and popcorn.
Designer Bag Bingo: doors open at noon, Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Held at Grill Fire Co., 739 Mountain View Rd Reading. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics PA. Tickets for sale. 20 regular games, 2 specials and 1 jackpot. Refreshments available. For tickets contact Don at 484-345-0546 or email email@example.com.
Learn Money Management! Classes: start April 2 at 5 p.m. at Friend, Inc. Community Services, 658 Noble St., Kutztown. Topics covered included budgeting, bank accounts, credit scores and reports. Each participant is paired with a mentor throughout the five sessions to help gain understanding of personal financial situations and ways to improve them. Space is limited. Please call Laura Reichart at 610-683-9011 to reserve your seat. Incentives will be provided
Art of the Brew Beer & Wine Fest: 2 to 5 p.m. at Hamburg Field House, 127 South 4th St., Rear, Hamburg. Tickets for tasters include a meal, music by Olde 22, all beer, wine, and distillery tastings, and a tasting glass. Designated driver tickets for non-tasters include a meal and musical entertainment. Free parking at the event. Tickets for sale in advance and at the door. Tickets for non-tasters are $10. For more information or for tickets, call Our Town Foundation at 610-562-3106. Tickets may be purchased online on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2TsojHh.
Washington, D.C. Bus Trip: April 6 trip sponsored by Hamburg Public Library. Tickets for sale; no refund unless seat can be filled. Leave Hamburg Middle School 7 a.m., drop off at the Mall in DC. Leave Washington at 5 p.m. For more information call 610-562-2843.
PA Dutch All You Can Eat Buffet Fundraiser: doors open 12:15 p.m., Janelle’s Restaurant, Bowers. Tickets for sale at courtesy desk, Radcliffe’s Great Valu, 953 State St., Mertztown. Proceeds benefit Longswamp Twp. Historical Society.
Lenape storyteller Uhma Ruth Py: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Henry Auditorium, Lutheran Home at Topton. Hosted by Longswamp Twp. Historical Society. Open to the public. Free.