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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 KMumma@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.
All Aboard. Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Reading Railroad through Jan. 10, 2009. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Pines Dinner Theatre. Presenting "Smoke on the Mountain," through Aug. 24, at 3045 High Hill Rd., Slatington. For more information call 610-926-3702.
72nd Annual Autumn Hawkwatch. Held at Hawk Mountain, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton, through Dec. 15. Each season an average 18,000 birds of prey will soar over the Sanctuary's rocky North Lookout. For more information call 610-756-6961.
Betty Beaumont, Sculptor, Exhibition. Held at NAP Space, 173 W. Main St., Kutztown, Sept. 19 through Dec. 6. Call 610-683-6440.
Thursday, August 14 Berks Encore Kutztown Center. Pokeno and Waffles every Thursday at 10 a.m. Located at 240 West Walnut St., Kutztown.
2008 Kutztown Fair. Fair opens at 3 p.m.; Scaled Down Stock Cars with Slingshots, Karts and more tear up the track and the Moore Brothers will perform on the Main Stage. For more information visit www.kutztownfairgrounds.com or call 610-683-7696.
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 email@example.com.
Louisa Gonser Community Library Board of Directors Meeting. Held at 7 p.m. Any person wishing to attend and participate may contact Library Dir. Karen Howard at 610-683-5820.
Baby Lapsit Storytimes.
Held every Thursday evening at 7 p.m., through August. For Babies from birth to 18 months. Please register at the Brandywine Community Library, 610-682-7115.
Blood Drive. Held at Kutztown Fair Association, College Blvd. and Wentz St., Kutztown, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.
Friday, August 15 Foreign Film Series. "Noise," A film by Matthew Saville will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library, in the Henry Health Center, Topton. Adult viewing. The movie night is free and open to the public. Contact the library at 610-682-7115 for more information.
2008 Kutztown Fair. Fair opens at 3 p.m.; The Cramer Brothers Band perform on the Main Stage, country line dancing with the Chicken Man will two-step in the Livestock Show Rind, and Fireworks top off the night. For more information visit www.kutztownfairgrounds.com or call 610-683-7696.
John Stanky Performs at Summer Oktoberfest. Held at Evergreen Club, 415 Harts Rd., Fleetwood, from 7 to 11 p.m. Outdoor polka music, dancing and German food; free admission. For more information call 484-797-3528, 610-944-7501 or visit www.evergreenclub.org.
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. Bingo every Friday at 10 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
72nd Annual Autumn Hawkwatch. Held at Hawk Mountain, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton, through Dec. 15. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawk-mountain.org.
Saturday, August 16 The 63rd Annual Reunion. Held at the Paser Community Association, 2580 Richlandtown Pike, Coopersburg. Please bring enough food for lunch and dinner. This year we will have BINGO, Special Raffles, and a Cake Walk. Donations for the cakewalk and raffles are always appreciated.
62nd Annual Huntsberger-Hunsberger Family Reunion. Highland Park Campgrounds, Bethlehem Pike and High land Dr., Sellersville, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A covered dish lunch at noon, please bring entrÃ&Copy;e, salad, veg. or dessert dish to share. 215-646-5151.
Annual Peach Festival and Bake Sale. Held at Longswamp U.C.C., 200 Clay Rd., Mertztown, from 4 to 7 p.m. Platters include hot roast beef sandwich, potato filling, lettuce with bacon dressing or pickled cabbage, beverage, and peach dessert. Eat in or take-out. Call 610-965-8583 for more information.
2008 Kutztown Fair.
Children's Day, gates open at 1 p.m. with a drawing for children under 12 to win free toys. There will be a charity auction in the Show Ring at 6 p.m., to benefit the Kutztown Fair Ag Dept. and the Berks Co. 4-H Livestock Clubs. Tori Anderson and The Possum Holler Band perform on the Main Stage at 7 p.m. J&J Demolition Derby full sized and 4 cylinder compact autos compete in the smash 'em trash' em demolition derby. For more information visit www.kutztownfairgrounds.com or call 610-683-7696.
The Nomads Perform. At the 2008 Stevens Fire Company Carnival. Visit stevensfire.net.
Big Band Concert. Enjoy music from the '40s at Gring's Mill Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Free concert presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation. For more information call 610-374-2944 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Read to a Therapy Dog.
For ages 6 to 10, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library, Topton, 610-682-7115.
Sunday, August 17 Hymn Sing with Brass in Praise. Enjoy a 50-piece brass ensemble at Gring's Mill Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Free concert presented by the Reading-Berks Conference of Churches. Contact Rev. Calvin Kurtz at 610-375-6108, for more information.
Nature Awareness Class.
Held at Creekside Cultural Center, Lenhartsville, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday, August 18 Kutztown Area School Board Meeting. Held at 7:30 p.m. and the high school library.
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. "Remembering Summer" slideshow presented by Martha Sitler, held at 10:30 a.m. Sing-a-Long to follow. Located at 240 West Walnut St., Kutztown.
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.
Kutztown Lions Club Board Meeting. Held at the Fairstand Foodergang at 7 p.m.
Blood Drive. Held at Moselem Springs Inn, 14351 Kutztown Rd., Fleetwood, from 3 to 4:20 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.
Tuesday, August 19 Bookmobile. Held at Lenhartsville, near the post office, from 1-2 p.m.; at Kempton from 4:30 to 3:45 p.m.; and Lyons Station from 4:30-5 p.m. Call 610-378-5260 for more information.
Held every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Louisa Gonser
Community, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. 610-683-5820.
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. Bingo held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Information Specialist, Dot Hartman, will be here to answer questions about Medicare, Pace, Property taxes, rent rebates, or fuel assistance, held from 9 a.m. to noon. 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.
Stories From Around the World. Held at 7 p.m., at Brandywine Community Library. Featuring professional Storyteller Mary Ann Owens. All ages. 610-682-7115.
Wednesday, August 20 Fleetwood Area Historical Society Meeting. Held at 7 p.m., everyone is invited to attend.
The Heart and Home Quilters Guild. Meets at St. Paul's U.C.C. in Kutztown the third Wednesday of each month. Call 610-682-4901 or email email@example.com.
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. Wii Bowling every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Located at 240 West Walnut St., Kutztown.
Berks Encore Kutztown Center. Art Class led by retired art teacher Sylvia Heckler, 10:30 a.m.
Rotary Club of Fleetwood. Meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Moselem Springs Inn, Routes 222 and 662.
Rotary Club of Kutztown. Meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Seasons' Grill Restaurant, 15305 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown.