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Fleetwood Area Public Library
StoryRider Miss Kim Visits Us: May 11, 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 join us for stories, giggles and games. No registration needed. Free. Call 610-944-0146 for more details.
Book Sale: Thursday, May 12 (12-8 p.m.); Friday, May 13 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.); and Saturday, May 14 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) with fill-a-bag sale. Call for more information.
Kutztown Community Library
70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown, 610-683-5820
Mondays: Except May 30, Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Stories and a craft (Ages 3-5); Toddler Time Story Time, 11 a.m. Stories and songs (Ages 0-3); Art Cats, 3-5 p.m. after school art program (Grades 4-8); Pokemon League, 5-7 p.m. Trading card games to earn points for promo cards and badges. Challenge other Pokemon fans to matches. All ages and experience levels welcome. No cost.
Tuesdays: StoryRider Story Time with Mama Patt, 11:15 a.m. Stories and games (Ages 2-5).
Wednesdays: May 11, 18 and 25, Lego Construction Crew, 3:15 p.m. Kids of all ages welcome.
Thursdays: Toddler Time Story Time, 10 a.m. Stories and songs (Ages 0-3).
Saturdays: Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lego Construction Crew, 10 a.m. Kids ages 3-12 invited for creative Lego fun, Legos provided.
May 5: Craft of the Month, 6:30 p.m. Essential Oils Homemade Bug Spray and Felt Pins. Nominal fee. Bring scissors. Call to sign up.
May 6: Family Movie Night, “Norm of the North.” Activities at 6 p.m. Movie at 6:30 p.m. Spend a night out with the entire family.
May 9: Kids Hooked on Books, 3:45 p.m. Book Club for 4th and 5th graders. Call for more info.
May 10: Book Club, 7 p.m. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger.
Brandywine Community Library
Meet a Fightin’ Phil: May 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Today’s story time will be hosted by members of the Reading Fightin’ Phils. Stop by for a story, an insight on what it’s like to be a ballplayer and maybe even an autograph.
Preschool Story Time with Miss Patt: May 10, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Today’s topic is “Over the Rainbow.”
Preschool Story Time with Miss Marie: May 11, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and craft. Listen to the music today.
Bubbles and Books: May 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New story time for children from birth to 36 months. Join Miss Marie for this wiggly, giggly time of reading, fun and games. Be prepared to join your child on the floor to help with activities. Listen up today as we learn about music.
Family Story Time: May 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a few good books, a craft and lots of fun for the whole family. Miss Krista and Miss Joyce are in charge of the fun. Time to garden tonight.
Story Time with Miss Jenny: May 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Preschool, elementary and older children welcome to come listen to Miss Jenny. Get to know a new author each time, and there is always a craft to make and take home. Today’s author is Bill Peet.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
GriefShare: Mt. Zion, 1343 Long Lane, Kutztown, will be holding GriefShare sessions on Wednesdays starting May 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the church basement. For more information, call 610-756-6210 or 484-408-5067.
Pinnacle Ridge Winery
407 Old 22, Kutztown, 610-756-4481
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend: May 21 and 22, this Lehigh Valley Wine Trail event is free. The Wine Loft will be featuring a local goat cheese with apricot spread on crostini, paired with customer’s choice of either 2015 Riesling or semi-sweet Sparkling Blanc de Blanc. Event runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. Call for more info.
The Brosky & Meyer Trio: will be playing a concert in our barn from 2-5 p.m. on May 21. Free event. The local legends will bring their unique blend of rock, blues and folk to Pinnacle Ridge. Also, in our parking lot we will welcome the Stuffed to the Grills food truck, specializing in gourmet sandwiches.
New Bethel Church 8th Annual Garden Sale: begins today, 6-7:30 p.m. and continues May 7, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Veggie starts, annuals and bedding plants, hanging baskets just in time for Mother’s Day. Benefits New Bethel’s Youth Mission Trip and Building Improvement fund. New Bethel Church is located in Kempton.
Benefit Breakfast at Berkleigh Country Club: sponspored by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kutztown. 8-11 a.m. with omelets, Danish, pancakes, coffee, tea, juice, Mimosas. Supports The Potato Project, “Feeding Hungry Neighbors in Need” in Berks and Lehigh Counties. Contact the church for prices and more info.
Family Style Turkey Pot Pie Supper: 3-7 p.m. at St. Peter’s UCC of Molltown, 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood. There is a cost. Take-out available. Call 610-944-9418.
Family Style Mother’s Day Dinner: will be served at the Virginville Grange, Route 143, Virginville, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes ham, turkey, potato filling, sweet potatoes, corn, string beans, gravy, pepper cabbage, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverage, home made desserts. There is a cost, free for children 4 and under. No reservations needed. Call 610-562-4505 for more info.
VFW Breakfast: All You Can Eat buffet, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1522 Butz Rd., Breinigsville. There is a cost. Scrambled eggs (plain or fancy), pancakes, french toast, home fries, hash browns, SOS, sausage, bacon, ham and more. Visit www.VFWPost8282.org. “No One Does More for Veterans.”
Kutztown Folk Music Society: presents Don Sineti, self-taught artist, educator and musician, and activist who helped found the Wethersfield, Connecticut based Cetacean Society International, which aims to protect whales, porpoises and dolphins around the world. In 1960s coffee houses, he was a chantey-man at Mystic Seaport Museum, and performed with the Finest Kind and The Morgans. Listening to Don sing a chantey, you can believe that a good chantey-man was worth 10 men on a line. Performance at 8 p.m. Donation fee at the door, St. John’s UCC, 257 W. Main St., Kutztown. Call 610-683-8720; 610-683-5224; or 610-248-0508 for info. Visit www.kfms.org.
Pioneer Grange Cash Bingo: 6:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Keller St., Topton.
Music Sunday: at Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Perry Township, 354 Zion’s Church Rd., Shoemakersville. 10:30 a.m. worship featuring special musical offerings of brass, handbells, choirs, hymns and organ. Also celebrating the Ringgold Band, 2-4 p.m. All ages welcome. Freewill offering. Come be inspired.
Diakon Adoption & Foster Care Informational Session: Free session, 6 p.m. located on the campus of the Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 S. Home Ave., Topton. Diakon staff will explain foster parenting and processes involved in adopting a child. Attendees learn about children available for adoption and foster-to-adopt program. Call toll free 1-888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register.
Multi-Family Yard & Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society at 4585 Werleys Corner Rd., New Tripoli. Call 610-395-0763 for information.
“Story of a Holocaust Survivor” with Dr. Joseph Hirt: 1:30 p.m. at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, 501 Hoch Rd., Blandon. Dr. Hirt’s story is of a family separated by circumstances of war, an 8-month imprisonment at Auschwitz, and his journey to America. Includes photos while listening to rare historical first-hand experience from a survivor. For more info, visit www.KeystoneVilla.com. Free and open to public, but RSVP required. Call 484-637-8200. Not recommended for children under 13.
Fleetwood Fire Company Housing/Beer Garden: 12-4 p.m. at the station, rain or shine, in conjunction with Summer Kickoff in the Park that evening. Station festivities include mug sales, food, DJ entertainment and Housing of our 2015 E-One at 2 p.m. All invited. We will pre-sell sausage sandwiches, available for pickup any time during the event, or purchase that day. Suggested to park in the park, where there will be a pig roast, live entertainment and other fun activities.