Patriot Item Calendar April 11

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to Note Northern Berks Patriot Item Calendar.


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

Tuesdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Tunes & Tots 10 a.m.; Teen Tuesday 3 p.m. ages 12 and up meet for crafts, games.

Wiggly Wednesdays: 10 a.m. April 17 Block Party 

Wednesday Teen Reading Lounge: 3 p.m. book discussion.

Thursdays: Toddler Story Time 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Time 11 a.m.; Art Cats 4 to 5 p.m.; Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

April 12: Family Movie Night with "Ralph Breaks the Internet" 6:30 p.m.

April 13, 20: Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and LEGO Construction Crew 10 a.m. ages 3-12.

April 13 and 20: StoryRider - STEAM. Storytime ages 3-5 at 11 a.m.


Fridays: Preschool Creative Play, 9:30 a.m.; Homeschool Open MAKERspace, noon to 1:30 p.m. K-12g open use (no class April 19).

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.

Wednesdays: Preschool Sprouts story and activity, 10 a.m. 

Fridays: Preschool Creative Play 9:30 a.m Homeschool Open MAKERspace, 12-1 p.m. .

April 11 & 25: Baby Lapsit, 6 p.m.

April 11: Rita’s Night, 6-9 p.m. at Rita’s Italian Ice, Blandon.

April 13: Libraries = Strong Communities, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Rm 111, all ages. Preview Summer Exploration Program, make a TEA (Technology / Engineering / Art) project.


April 15: Movie Night showing “A Dog's Way Home” 6 p.m.

April 18: Teen Club Pizza & Pages 5 p.m.


Mondays: 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time.

Wednesdays: 10 a.m., Discovery Time Preschool STEAM program.

Fridays: 10 a.m., Preschool Story Time


April 11

Pioneer Grange, Topton PA Dutch Potato Filling Sale: order deadline April 11. Pickup April 19 at grange hall 2-4 p.m. Call Tammy at 610-463-7213.

April 11

Pioneer Grange, Topton Community Night: 7:30 p.m. "Celebrating 100 Years". Entertainment by singer, musician Steve Walker. Refreshments & door prizes. Public welcome.

April 12

East Side Dave Trio: Kutztown Folk Music Society concert 7:30 p.m. at Janelle Hall. Doors open 6 p.m.

April 12 & 13

Used book Sale: April 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Schuylkill Valley Community Library, 1310 Washington Road, Leesport. $5 fill a bag Saturday. 

April 13

Easter Craft & Food Festival: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 94 Walnut Road, Hamburg. Homemade baked goods, breads, cookies, candy, soups, seasonal craft items, decorated eggs and cookies, Easter flowers, braided palm, breakfast and lunch refreshments.

April 13

Easter Story Egg Hunt: 1 p.m. at Huff's Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Hereford Township. All ages welcome. Rain or shine. Meet at church front doors.

April 13, 14, 19, 20

Leesport Area Historical Society Flower Sale: at Steve Moyer Suburu, Rt. 61, Leesport. April 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 20, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

April 13

Eggstravaganza: 12 to 3 p.m., Berks County Heritage Center, Bern Twp. Easter Bunny with treats, crafts and activities, egg decorating. Not an egg hunt.

April 14

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

April 15

Are Your Ancestors Looking For You? Serendipity in Genealogy: workshop with historian and genealogist Darlene Moyer 2 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. $5 for materials. Sign up at Library. 610-683-5820

April 15

National Geographic Explorer presentation: 6 p.m. at Kutztown University, Boehm Science building room 145. Dr. M Jackson, National Geographic Explorer, studies and writes about glaciers and climate change. Q & A followed by book signing of “The Secret Lives of Glaciers.” Bring non-perishable food donations for KU Bears Pantry and receive ticket for book give-away.

April 15

‘The Conflict Ignites – Lexington & Concord:’ 7 p.m. at Hamburg Borough Hall. Hamburg Public Library sponsored event. Free and open to the public. Join Mike Jesberger as he presents on the beginning of the Revolutionary War, showing slides of the area where the battles took place as well as replica uniforms from both sides.

April 15

Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting: 7:30 p.m. at Reading Training Base, 2058 River Rd., Reading. All welcome.

April 17

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.

April 17

Fleetwood Area Historical Society meeting: 7 p.m. in their meeting room. Cathy Wegener presents "The History of Berks County Parks."

April 18

Kutztown Area Garden Club: 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Vali G. Heist, certified professional organizer and noted local author, offers organization tips to unclutter your garden shed any room. 

April 19

Berks County Patriots Candidates Night: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. Candidates invited including County Commissioners, PA Superior Court Judges, and others. Learn their positions on tax increases, industries and jobs, Berks Heim, illegal immigrants in Berks, and more. 50/50 Raffle and Gun Raffles. All welcome.

April 23

OTF Networking Mixer: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Bestonium, 157 A State St., Hamburg. Wine, beer and finger foods. Community invited. RSVP by April 19 to Our Town Foundation at or 610-562-3106.

April 24

Ontelaunee Watershed Historical Presentation: 1 p.m. at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood. Author and historian Brian Engelhardt reviews turmoil surrounding the Monster Dam Project, what is known today as Lake Ontelaunee. Free and open to public. Seating is limited. Register at 484-637-8200.

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