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Kutztown Community Library
70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown, 610-683-5820
Quilt Raffle: The Kutztown Historical Society is raffling off a beautiful 106”x120” quilt. The quilt is Boston Common with Country Bride in ivory, wine, and navy with ivy green accents. Tickets are $3 each or 4 for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the library.
Nov. 17: Kutztown Area Garden Club 7 p.m. Cactus Planter workshop given by Riverview Nursery. Bring your own 3-4 inch planter if you like or they will have them available. Cost depends on your choices. Please sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the library by Nov. 15. We will also have our cookie swap. Everyone welcome at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. 610-683-5820.
Dec. 4Holiday House Tour: The Friends of the Kutztown Community Library invite you to enjoy their 2016 Holiday House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The self-guided tour themed “Town, Gown & Country” features six homes. Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of the tour at the library and Countryside Farm & Greenhouse, 439 Krause Rd, Fleetwood.
Brandywine Community Library
Story time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Join Miss Jenny for Saturday fun. Books, songs, games and even a craft are on tap for kids of all ages. No need to sign up, just stop in at 10:30. Today’s featured author is Norman Bidwell.
Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m. to noon:] with Mama Pat :Children from ages 2-5 are welcome to join Mama Pat for stories, songs, giggles and games! Todays topic is Cloud Spotting!
Nov. 12 Vendor Fair: to benefit the Brandywine Community Library will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Auditorium, The Lutheran Home, 1 S Home Ave, Topton, PA 19562 Contact Brandywine Community Library 610 682-7115.
Nov. 16 Preschool Story Time with Miss Marie: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Children from ages 2-5 are welcome to join Miss Marie for fun times, including stories, songs and games. Time for Fairy Tales!
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Autumn Hawk Watch: Daily through Dec. 15 at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, at North Lookout, weather permitting. An average 18000 birds of prey will soar over the Kittatinny Ridge, and each year Hawk Mountain staff, volunteers, and trainees help tally the number and type of birds that pass. An official counter and interpreters are on hand to point out and identify raptors. Visitors should bring binoculars (or rent them at the Visitor Center), something soft to sit on, and a daypack with water and snacks. Trail fee for Non-Members. 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.
Fall Weekend Programs Saturdays and Sundays until Nov. 13: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. Free with trail fee. Hawk Mountain volunteers and educators maintain a schedule of four programs each Saturday and Sunday: M&T Bank’s Raptors Up Close! at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. in the Outdoor Amphitheater, Trapping & Tracking at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. near South Lookout, Binocular Basics at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. near South Lookout, and Name that Raptor at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Laurelwood Niche. 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.
Nov. 10-12Fleetwood Area Public Library Book Sale: Thursday Nov. 10, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, 9 to 2 p.m.; $5 Bag Sale on Saturday, Nov. 12, 9a.m.-1 p.m. Sale is located on the 2nd. floor, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood (610-944-0146)
Nov. 11Free car wash for vets, military personnel: Kutztown Car Wash along with over 3,300 other car wash locations across the nation will provide free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel, under the Grace For Vets free Wash Program on Friday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Washes will be given rain or shine at Kutztown Car Wash in Kutztown. The free washes are given to honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces. Grace For Vets was founded by Mike Mountz, former owner of Cloister Wash & Lube, in Ephrata, PA in 2004. Mountz vowed to find a way to honor veterans when he served and saw first-hand amputees and the seriously wounded at the Veterans Hospital in Valley Forge, PA. Several years after opening his first car wash, he started the Grace For Vets FREE Wash Program. For more information visit www.kutztowncarwash.com or www.graceforvets.org.
Pioneer Grange Cash Bingo: Friday Nov. 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the grange ball on 46 E. Keller St. Topton.
Nov. 12Maidencreek Church: 261 Main St in Blandon, will hold their Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Local Ccafters are participating. Cookies & baked goods for sale. Soups, BBQ, etc for eat- in or take out.
Nov. 12PA Dutch Bazaar: Longswamp UCC (200 Clay Road, Mertztown) will host its PA Dutch Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include Local Crafters & Vendors; Fair Trade coffee and chocolate; Chinese action; homemade lunch items; Soups, Jams, & Jellies. Join us as we browse items from our favorite vendors and enjoy our favorite PA Dutch goodies!
Nov. 12Kutztown Area Historical Society 35th Annual Holiday Festival: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The 1892 Public School Building will be open and decorated for the holidays with vintage displays and period collections. Art and craft vendors will display their wares, and the Model Railroad Exhibit will be running. Food, drink, and homemade Christmas cookies will be available. A quilt will be raffled. For more information, visit www.kutztownhistory.org, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail email@example.com.
The 22nd Annual Hidden Treasures tour: will be taking place on Nov. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour will feature studio tours and sales from studios around Kutztown, Bethlehem, Allentown, Zionsville, and more! For more information, visit http://hiddentreasurestour.com
Nov. 13Maidencreek Church: 261 Main Street at 9 will dedicate hand bells gifted to the church from St Thomas UCC Reading in memory of Rev James Adam. Rev Adam’s two nephews will participate in the service. There will be several hand bell pieces as well as a choir and hand bell piece. The youth chime choir will play.
Nov. 14The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus: will perform Nov. 14 from 7:30 - 8:30 A.M. in Celebration of Veterans, the Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will be performing at Kutztown University in Schaeffer Auditorium. Guest performers will include musicians from Kutztown University and local area high schools.
Thanksgiving Potato Filling Sale: from Pioneer Grange #1777. Orders due on Nov. 14. Call Tammy at 610-463-7213 to order. Pickup at the hall on 46 E. Keller St., Topton on Nov. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Nov. 16Presentation: The Men of the 151st Volunteer Infantry and 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Wednesday Nov. 16, 7-8:30 pm, Henry Auditorium at Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 So. Home Ave., Topton. Longswamp Township Historical Society. Free to the public.
Nov. 14-18Geography Week: The Kutztown University Department of Geography with the students of the Geographical Society will be celebrating Geography Awareness Week Nov. 14-18 with events on campus.
Tuesday Nov. 15: 7:45 p.m. in Boehm 262. “PA Parks” – a documentary about Pennsylvania’s national parks, heritage & recreation areas in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. All are invited.
Wednesday Nov. 16:– 6 p.m. in Boehm 262. A presentation by Dr. Michael Gilmore of George Mason University: “SAVING THE AMAZON – Indigenous mapping and conservation in the Amazon Rain Forest.” All are invited.
Thursday Nov. 17: at 7:45 p.m. Boehm Lobby. Join the Geographical Society to test your knowledge and demonstrate your smarts about geography! Teams of 2 or 4, entry fee is 1 non-perishable food item per person for Bear Necessities Closet. Prizes! Light refreshments will be available. All are invited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Nov. 17
Planetarium Show: from 7 - 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Kutztown University. This show’s theme is, “Incoming!” Planetarium shows are played in the observatory on campus, and are open to the public.
Berks County Patriots: Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Leesport Market. Election Results -Beth Anne Mumford, Americans for Prosperity; David Baldinger, School Property Tax Elimination; Diana Reimer, Tea Party Patriots & Smart Meters.
Free session on adoption and child foster care: will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. People interested in attending the session are asked to call, toll-free, 1-888-582-2230 or (610) 682-1504 to register.
Nov. 19Holiday bazaar: Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ, 337 Main St., Oley. Shoofly and fruit pies, AP cakes, cookies, gift snacks, soups, crafts, flea market. A lunch of soups, turkey and beef barbecues, hot dogs, hoagies, and pies will be available to eat in or take out. Outside vendors will also be present with various items such as plants and handcrafted items. Raffle tickets for a homemade quilt and other handmade items will sell for $1 each or 6 for $5.
Nov. 20Photography show: Emma Kettterer, a 14-year old with chronic Lyme Disease, will be having photography show at Grace E.C. Church, 421 W. Main St. in Kutztown on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 3-6 p.m., where ALL of her matted prints will be on display. For more information, go to Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1779532865652750/ 10% of sales will go to Compassion International.
Dec. 3Christmas Bazaar: Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Paul’s UCC, 47 S. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. Christmas mice, decorations, crafts, cookies, white elephants, eat-in or take-out food
Dec. 4Kutztown Senior Citizen’s Dinner: The Optimist Club of Kutztown, in cooperation with the Kutztown Grange, will host the Annual Senior Citizen’s Dinner on Sunday Dec. 4. It will be held at the Grange Hall at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m.. There will be entertainment and awards after dinner. All Senior Citizens, age 75 and older residing within the Borough of Kutztown, are invited to attend free of charge. Those who attended last year’s dinner should receive a call from the Optimist Club. Kutztown residents who have reached 75 and have never attended the dinner, and desire to do so, should contact Andy Schlegel at 610-683-3743 before Nov. 23. Senior Citizens may bring a guest who is not age 75 or does not live in the Borough of Kutztown. However the guest will be asked to pay $12 for their meal. The Optimist Club will provide transportation to and from the dinner upon request.