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Tri Valley YMCA Great White Shark Swim Team. Held at Keystone Hall, Kutztown University Campus. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or BMayer@ymca-berkscounty.org.
Tri Valley YMCA Fall Preschool Soccer. Registration is now open for 4 to 6 year olds for Fall Soccer. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or MSenick@ymca-berkscounty.org.
Tri Valley YMCA Summer Playgrounds and Adventure Camp. Registration is still open for the last few weeks of summer. For more information contact 610-944-6515 or BMayer@ymca-berkscounty.org.
Tri Valley YMCA Jack and Jill Preschool. At Fleetwood Community Center, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood. We are accepting registrations for the 2008-2009 school year. We offer both 3 and 4 year old programs which focus on socialization, character development, readiness skills, and fun. For more information contact 610-683-5630 or K Mumma@ymca-berkscounty.org.
University Child Care Center. We are currently accepting registration forms for fall at our child care center. We offer quality child care for ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. Available to all members of the community. For more information contact 610-683-5630 or KMumma@ymca-berkscounty.org. Managed by Tri Valley YMCA.
All Aboard. Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Reading Railroad thru January 10, 2009. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This interactive exhibit is a comprehensive history of what was once the biggest company in the world.
The Pines Dinner Theatre. Presenting "Smoke on the Mountain," July 18 through August 24, at 3045 High Hill Rd., Slatington. For more information call 610-926-3702 or visit www.pinesdinnertheatre.com.
Thursday, August 7 Widow's and Widower's Lunch. Held at noon at Azar's, with special guest Don Greth; also bring your poems.
Alzheimer's Monthly Family Caregiver Support Group. Held at Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 S. Home Ave., Reinert Bldg., Multi-purpose room at 6:30 p.m. Call 800-272-3900 for more information and to confirm meeting dates.
Kutztown Lions Club Regular Meeting. Picnic at Fairgrounds.
Kutztown School District Summer Band Performs. Held at the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m.
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. Pokeno and Waffles every Thursday at 10 a.m. Located at 240 West Walnut St., Kutztown.
Tri Valley Y.M.C.A. Judo. Beginner and advanced training every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 610-944-6515 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby Lapsit Storytimes.
Held every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Babies from birth to 18 months. Please register at the Brandywine Community Library, 610-682-7115.
Kutztown Lions Club Regular Meeting and Picnic. Held at Fairgrounds.
Wing Night. Held at Kutztown Rod and Gun Club, from 4 to 9 p.m.
Friday, August 8 Summer Oktoberfest/By Request Performs Oldies Music. Held at Evergreen Club, 415 Harts Rd., Fleetwood, from 7 to 11 p.m. Live, outdoor oldies music, dancing and German food; free admission. For more information call 484-797-3528, 610-944-7501 or visit www.evergreenclub.org.
Blood Drive. Held at Kutztown Produce Auction, Oak Haven Rd., Kutztown, from 3 to 7 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.
Blood Drive. Held at Fleetwood Bank, 15300 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown, fro 10:20 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. Bingo with refreshments and special gift basket provided by Country Meadows at 10:30 a.m. Located at 240 West Walnut St., Kutztown.
(AA) will meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown.
Non-Denominational Vespers Services. Held every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m., at Creekside Cultural Center, Old 22 and 143 S., in Lenhartsville. Call 484-741-1212 or email email@example.com. for more information.
Saturday, August 9 Camp Conrad Weiser 60th Anniversary. The South Mountain YMCA will host a reunion of former campers and staff. Registration is available on line at smymca.org or by calling 610-670-2267. A reception, memory hall, Saturday banquet. Program areas will be open for families beginning at 1 p.m.
109th Annual Heinly Family Reunion. Held at noon at the Huguenot Lodge #377 F & A M, located on Crystal Cave Rd., west of Kutztown. Contact Dennis Arndt, 151 Old Topton Rd., Mertztown or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visiti the following site: www.angelfire.com/pa5/heinly_family.
Blood Drive. Wyatt Scott Newhard Medical Benefit held at Kempton Community Rec Center, 83 Community Dr., Kempton, from 3 to 7 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.
Old Time Plow Boys 19th Annual Tractor Show. Held at PA German Cultural Heritage Center, 22 Luckenbill Rd., Kutztown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and parking. The Antique Tractor and Equipment Parade will be held at 1 p.m. For more information call 610-683-6408, during the show or 610-682-9873 for more information; or visit www.oldtimeplowboys.com.
Work Day at Creekside Cultural Center. Held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lenhartsville; free lunch for volunteers.
Held at Creekside Cultural Center, Lenhartsville, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 10 Views of the Pagoda, Old Tower, Gravity Railroad, William Penn Fire Tower. For more information call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Old Time Plow Boys 19th Annual Tractor Show. Held at PA German Cultural Heritage Center, 22 Luckenbill Rd., Kutztown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and parking. The Antique Tractor and Equipment Parade will be held at 1 p.m.; Pedal Tractor Pulls after the Parade; Garden Tractor Pulls at 2 p.m. Jamming in the Barnyard from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; bring chairs. For more information call 610-683-6408, during the show or 610-682-9873, or visit www.oldtimeplowboys.com.
Breakfast/Open to the Public. Held at Kutztown Rod and Gun Club, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Monday, August 11
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. "Prostate and Ovarian Cancer" Seminar presented by Fox Chase Caner Center at 10:30 a.m. Located at 240 West Walnut St., Kutztown.
2008 Kutztown Fair. Fair opens at 3 p.m.; J&J Demolition Derby smashes it up on the Grand Stand, while Steel Creek perform on the Main Stage. For more information visit www.kutztownfairgrounds.com or call 610-683-7696.
SBDC, First Step Conference Call Workshop for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners. Every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register online at www.kutztownsbdc.org. Prior-registration is required.
Kit's Interactive Theatre/"Into the World of Mother Nature." Brandywine Community Library Grand Finale for the summer reading program. For all ages, held at 10 a.m. at the Bandshell at Kutztown Community Park. Free snacks after the program. No registration is necessary. 610-682-7115.
Book Lecture, "Happiness In Five Minutes A Day." Author Vince Chiles will be available to discuss his new book. Free bookmarks, and a free coffee mug with the purchase of two books. Held from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Brandywine Community Library meeting room, Topton. 610-682-7115.
Tuesday, August 12 Bookmobile. Held at Laurel Center at 10:30 a.m. Call 610-378-5260 for more information.
2008 Kutztown Fair. Fair opens at 3 p.m.; Simply Stock Car Races fill the Grand Stand while the Outlaws sing on the Main Stage. For more information visit www.kutztownfairgrounds.com or call 610-683-7696.
Held every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Louisa Gonser Community, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. 610-683-5820.
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. Located at 240 West Walnut St., Kutztown. 610-683-5820.
Bingo. Held every Tuesday at Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble St., Kutztown, 7 p.m., Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and drink available, non-smoking.
Topton Senior Citizens Group. Held at Topton Legion Hall every Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Belly Dancing Classes.
Held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. John's U.C.C., Kutztown. For all first timers the class is free. For more information call Lauren at 610-756-6334.
Wednesday, August 13 Bookmobile. Held at Hearthstone and Maidencreek from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.; and at Cornerstone Dr., Maiden Creek from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 610-378-5260 for more information.
2008 Kutztown Fair. Fair opens at 3 p.m.; Micro Sprint Racing roars onto the Grand Stand while Country Rhythm Band performs on the Main Stage.
Family Story Time Program. For children ages 3 to 9 and their parents. Held at 7 p.m. at the Brandywine Community Library. Stories, crafts, games, songs and fun for the whole family. Please register, 610-682-7115.
Brandywine Community Library Summer Reading Finale. Held jointly with Louisa Gonser Library at the bandshell in the park in Kutztown, begins at 10 a.m.