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KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Mondays: Preschool Story Time 10 a.m.; Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m.

Dec. 9, 16: Pokemon League 5 to 7 p.m. Trading Card Games to earn points for Promo Cards and Badges. Community Threads 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. community sewing group.

Used Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Dec. 10, 17: Tunes & Tots 10 a.m. short stories, music and sensory play for ages 2-5.

Teen Tuesdays: 3 p.m. activities, snacks for ages 12 and up.

Wiggly Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Dec. 11 - Toddler Play.

Teen Reading Lounge: Wednesdays 3 p.m. An interactive, hands-on, book discussion for teens.

Dec. 12, 19: Toddler Time Story Time 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Time 11a.m.

Art Cats: 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19. Art, crafts and fun for elementary school ages.

Dec. 10: Book Discussion Group 7 p.m. "A Redbird Christmas" by Fannie Flagg.

Dec. 13: Gifts in a Jar - Come make taco seasoning, muffin or cake mix and hot cocoa at 6:30 p.m. $20. Ages 16+. Must sign up at https://tinyurl.com/yybowoyo and pay at the library. Presented by Michelle from Compliments to the Chef/Healthy Hands Cooking Classes.

HAMBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY

New York City Bus Trip: Dec. 14 leave Hamburg Middle School 8 a.m. and return 8:30 p.m. NYC drop off, 6 p.m. pick up Bryant Park, 41st Street and Avenue of the Americas. $55 per person. Call Hamburg Public Library, 610-562-2843.

FLEETWOOD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Build It! Mondays: 6:30 p.m. in Library creative building for all ages

Teen Tuesdays: (no Dec. 24 & 31) 3:30 p.m. in Library, grade 7 & up

Preschool Sprouts Story/Activity: Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. in Library (no Dec. 25), ages 3-5.

Baby Lapsit: every other Thursday (Dec. 12, no Dec. 26) 5:30 p.m., birth to age 2

Creative Play: Fridays 9:30 a.m. in Rm 111 (no Dec. 27), ages 3-5

Homeschool MAKERspace: Fridays 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Rm 111 (no Dec. 27), Art (2nd week in month) 3 to 4 p.m.

Dec. 10: Klinger’s Cookie Decorating and Troegs Beer Tasting Fundraiser 6 to 9 p.m.

Dec. 14: YMCA Santa Parade & Main Street Holiday Open House 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fleetwood Community Center

Dec. 15: Borough Annual Tree Lighting, Fleetwood Park, Story & Activities

Dec. 18: Polar Express Family Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Story & Activity Stations. All ages.

Dec. 20: Creative Play Field Trip at Willow Run Farm, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Farm, 270 Hoch Road, Fleetwood

Dec. 24 & 25: Library Closed

Dec. 27: A STEAM-y Winter’s Morn, 10 a.m. to noon, STEAM activities. All ages.

Dec. 31: Library Closed

BETHEL-TULPEHOCKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dec. 7: Holiday Crafts 10 to noon, $5 fee for crafts to make and take home.

Dec. 10: Cookies for Santa 12:30 p.m. Free. Traditions Around the World.

Dec. 14: Pancake Breakfast with The Grinch 9:30 to 11 a.m. $7 kids/$10 adults.

AREA EVENTS

Christmas Open House: Andulhea Heritage Center, located behind Hill Funeral Home in Rehrersburg, each weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission. The gift shop will be open. This year’s theme is “Star of Wonder – the Nativity”. 610-468-9736

Dec. 6

The Hannah Violet Trio: Kutztown Folk Music Society concert 7:30 p.m. at Janelle's Restaurant & Catering Hall, 360 Fleetwood Road, Bowers. Doors open 6 p.m. Admission charged. Call Keith 484-336-9639 or Peggy 610-683-5224. Visit www.kfms.org

Dec. 7

Christmas in Kutztown: 12 to 4 p.m. 200 block of West Main Street closed to traffic. Vendors line up on street selling assortment of gifts. Photos with Santa, activities and entertainment. Hosted by Kutztown Community Partnership. Free event.

Dec. 7

Christmas on the Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown. Seasonal demonstrations, craftspeople and artisans, food, Christmas carols, and Belsnickel. Free.

Dec. 7

Hamburg Community Christmas Tree Lighting: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., corner of Pine and 4th streets. Hosted by The Bridge Church. Free hot chocolate and cookies along with entertainment by Hamburg H.S Ensemble Aerial Boundaries and The Bridge Church Choir. Rain date Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 7

Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 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. 8

Strausstown Fire Company’s Holiday Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Company's Community Campus, 50 East Ave. Full breakfast menu. Proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

Dec. 12

Free informational session on adoption and child foster care: 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care in Old Main on campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave. Register at 1-888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504.

Dec. 12

Berks County Patriots Meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Market. Christmas Party honoring veterans. Donations to Veterans Making a Difference. All welcome.

Dec. 14

Catholic Woman's Club of Berks County Christmas luncheon and meeting: 12:30 p.m. at Chef Alan's in West Reading. Call Fran at 610-621-8699 for reservations by Dec. 7.

Dec. 14

Outdoor live nativity: 20 minute shows telling the Christmas story every half hour from 5 to 7 p.m. (last show starts at 7 p.m.). Includes live animals. Admission is free. Free refreshments served. No rain or snow date.

Dec. 14

Cookie and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to noon, New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Road, Krumsville (Rt. 737 across from Greenwich Elementary). 610-756-6892

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