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Mondays: Preschool Story Time 10 a.m.; Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m.; Community Threads 4:30-6:30 p.m. (group working on a quilted collaborative art piece using fabric and buttons donated by the community); Pokémon League 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Tunes & Tots stories and music ages 2 to 5 at 10 a.m.; and Teen Tuesday crafts and games at 3 p.m. for ages 12 and up.

Wiggly Wednesdays: 10 a.m.

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

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

Saturdays: Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lego Construction Crew 10 a.m. ages 3-12.


Mondays: Games and Giggles 5:30-6:30 p.m., kids invited to play board games. Not meeting Feb. 18.

Tuesdays: Computer Class 6-8 p.m., for adults, free.

Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11:15 a.m. stories, songs, giggles, and games for older toddlers-kindergarten. Bubbles and Books 11:30 a.m.-noon, story time with lots of movement, songs and rhymes for infants and toddlers.


Fridays: Preschool Creative Play, 9:30 a.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, ages 3-5. Homeschool Open MAKERspace, noon to 1 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, K-12g open use of MAKERspace resources.

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 for math help and exploration.

Wednesdays: Preschool Sprouts story and activity, 10 a.m. in Library, ages 3-5.

Feb 28: Baby Lapsit, 6 p.m. in Library

March 5: No Math Meet Up, but FASD students & parents should join us at the FASD K-5 Title 1 Literacy Night at 6 p.m. in Willow Creek Elementary School.

March 6: Understanding Your Taxes for adults, 6 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace.

March 7: Book Club for adults, 6 p.m. at Klinger’s of Fleetwood, reservations required.


Mondays: 12:30 to 2 p.m. in January and February Miss Shannon teaches a variety of homeschool lessons in grammar, art, literature, and history.

Thursdays: 11 a.m. Storytime with songs, stories and crafts.

March 4: Globe Trotters Class for home schoolers 12:30 p.m. Learn about various countries, their people, culture and geography.

March 7: Teen Club Nerf Wars 6:30 p.m.

March 14: Art & Herbs for Healing 6 p.m. Join Jenel Schaffer, Nutritional Herbalist and certified Art Teacher for this adult program. Registration required.


1310 Washington Rd, Leesport

Mondays: 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time for babies to age 2, short story time and free play.

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

Fridays: 10 a.m., Preschool Story Time

March 2: Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party, drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for games, crafts, and cake.

March 5: Kids in the Kitchen 6 to 6:45 p.m. Hands-on cooking activities. Registration required, $2 per child, call 610-926-1555.

March 9: Painting Party for Teens & Adults 6 p.m. Step by step instruction, paint a springtime flower painting. Registration and payment due by March 6.

Feb. 28, March 14 & 28: Sensory Story Time 10:30 a.m. Interactive and fun story time for preschoolers, appropriate for all kids but designed to accommodate children who may be overwhelmed by noises and crowds.

March 23: DIY Bookmarks for Teens, drop in between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Make an origami Shark, Pom Pom, or Bow bookmark.

March 25: Bristle Bots Make & Take 6 p.m. Construct your own robot using a toothbrush head. Ages 8-12.

Tuesdays in March: Homeschool Lab 1:15 p.m. Learn about amusement parks, including designing our own.


March 1

Kutztown Area School Music Association’s 23rd Annual Pot Pie Dinner: Dinner 5 to 8 p.m. and Entertainment 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kutztown Area Middle School Commons. Snow date is March 2. Choice of Chicken Pot Pie or Macaroni & Cheese with salad, roll/butter, drink, one dessert. Entertainment by elementary, middle ,and high school bands and choral groups. Admission charged.

March 1 to 7

Hamburg Strand: showing “How To Train Your Dragon 3” from Friday, March 1 to Thursday, March 7.

March 1

Country Line and Couples Dance: at the Shartlesville Grange, North 4th Street. Food available 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dancing 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Donation benefits the Shartlesville Lions Club. Call 610-698-0577 for Information.

March 2

Murder Mystery Dinner 1950’s theme The Case of the Shaken, Rattled, and Rolled Reporter: 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Olivet Blue Mountain Camp, 115 Mountain Ave., Hamburg. Someone went ape on the nosey news reporter. Was it the greaser detective or sock hoppers? Come dressed in your best 50s costume for a chance to win a door prize. Proceeds benefit Our Town Foundation, Hamburg’s non-profit community revitalization organization. Purchase tickets by calling 610-562-3106 or on

March 2

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Supper & Bake Sale: 3:30 to 7 p.m. at St Paul’s U.C.C., 5 West Arch St., Fleetwood. AYCE Family style, dessert and beverage included. Tickets for sale at door. Children ages 4 and younger free. Wheel accessible. Take out orders March 1 only, call 610-944-9143 by Feb. 22. Mini bake sale Friday for take out. Access to the church through double doors from the church parking lot.

March 3

Automotive Swap Meet and Car Corral: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hamburg Fire Co. Field House, 127 S. Fourth St. (rear) Hamburg. More than 100 indoor and unlimited outdoor spaces, refreshments available, handicap friendly, held rain or shine. Adults $2, children under 12 free. For vendor spaces or information call 610-823-4656.

March 3

Pick up freshly-made Faschnachts: at Friedens UCC, 337 Main St., Oley, from noon to 2 p.m. Pre-orders are recommended. Call 610-987-3536.

March 4

Berks Photographic Society meeting: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County with Larry Ward and Brad Kissam. Free.

March 4

Fair Districts Berks Third-Year Celebration: 7 to 9 p.m. at Wyomissing Restaurant and Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave, Wyomissing, to celebrate the ongoing work of our grassroots group, Fair Districts Berks and Schuylkill Counties ( Carol Kuniholm, co-chair of Fair Districts PA, will give update. Open to all Berks County constituents. $5 donation requested. Beverages and pastries served, and yard signs and buttons will be available at no charge.

March 5

Hamburg Business Round Table meeting: 6 p.m. at Hamburg Strand. Organized by Our Town Foundation, series of roundtable discussions provide opportunity for local businesses to collaborate and to help one another succeed. March meeting will focus on improving foot traffic to shops. To attend reserve seat at OTF, 335 State St., Hamburg, 610-562-31060.

March 6

Welcome Wednesday Open House: 8:30 to 10 a.m. at The King's Academy, 1562 Main St., Mohrsville. Tours, meeting administrators, refreshments. All open house guests can register for a $500 tuition credit. Refreshments included. 610-926-9639

March 8

Kutztown Folk Music Society concert with Linda Russell: 7:30 p.m. at Janelle's Restaurant & Catering Hall, 360 Fleetwood Rd., Bowers. 610-682-0544. Doors open at 6 p.m. Russel mixes music with history. Admission charged. Reduced price for students. Children 12 & under free. Keith – 610-683-8720 or Peggy – 610-683-5224.

March 9

3rd Annual Antique Toy Show and Exhibition: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kutztown Grange Hall, Kemp and James St., Kutztown. Featuring farm related items presented by The Old Time Plow Boys Club. Admission of $2 per person charged, 12 and under free. Refreshments available for purchase.

March 10

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

March 10

Choral Café: 2 p.m. in the First Reformed UCC Auditorium, 76 S. Third St., Hamburg. No admission charged but a freewill offering will be collected to benefit the Hamburg Area Music Association.

March 11

Monthly Photo Competition: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Berks Photographic Society, 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Meet fellow photographers of all skills levels getting together to share ideas and skills. Free.

March 14

Free informational session on adoption and child foster care: 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located in Old Main on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. To attend call, toll-free, 1-888-582-2230 or (610) 682-1504 to register.

March 16

Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Banquet Hall at Trainer’s Midway Diner, Bethel. The PA German word Zammelaaf means ‘social gathering’. Learn about the PA German history, genealogy, and language. Speakers are entertainer Keith “Butch” Reigert and director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Patrick Donmoyer. Choral music performed by Die Schwadore Schalle and Der Dolpehock Sanger Chor. Kutztown author Mary Laub will be reading and signing her book “Uff der Bauerei.” Traditional PA German crafts and artists, children’s activities, old-fashioned toys and silent auction. PA German food for sale at diner. Free, all welcome.

March 18

Berks Photographic Society: 7:30 to 9 p.m., 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Tired of Winter, Think Spring with Frank Plucinsky, free.

March 20

Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Dinner: 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Hamburg Municipal Center, 61 N 3rd St.., Hamburg. Dinner includes half BBQ chicken, baked potato, applesauce and roll. Proceeds benefit Our Town Foundation, Hamburg’s non-profit community revitalization organization. Purchase tickets by calling 610-562-3106.

Mondays in March

Blacksmithing Class: 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays at Fisher Forge, 572 St. Michael’s Rd., Hamburg. Make something functional or decorative. Gloves and safety glasses are needed. All other materials provided. Ages 18 and over. Cost per student includes all four classes held on March 4, 11, 18, 25. Register by calling 610-562-3106 or by emailing

March 23

All-You-Can-Eat Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. at Hamburg Area High School. Dinner sponsored by HAMBURG GRANGE #2103. All proceeds to benefit Salvation Army. Snow date is March 30. Children ages 2 and younger eat for free. Take-out meals and quarts available. Bake sale. For more information, call Michael Adams at 610-562-5933.

March 23

Flamin Dick & The Hot Rods: hosted by Shoemakersville Fire Company Auxiliary at Shoemakersville Fire Company Banquet Hall. Doors, Kitchen, & cash bar 5:30 p.m. Music 7 to 10 p.m. 21 or older event. Purchase tickets in advance for reduced price or at door. For tickets call 610-562-3998, 484-645-0117, 610-562-8785.

March 25

Berks Wetlands and Wildlife Conservation Lecture: 7 p.m. Leesport Area Historical Society presents the History of Angelica Park and Berks Nature's Mission to conserve wetlands and wildlife presented by Charles Randazzo. Lecture will take place at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church at 308 Main Street Leesport.

March 26

Faith Movie Night: First Reformed UCC, Hamburg is sponsoring the Hamburg Strand Theater’s Faith Movie Night. The feature will be “Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Cost of admission includes ticket, soda and popcorn.

March 31

Designer Bag Bingo: doors open at noon, Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Held at Grill Fire Co., 739 Mountain View Rd Reading. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics PA. Tickets for sale. 20 regular games, 2 specials and 1 jackpot. Refreshments available. For tickets contact Don at 484-345-0546 or email

April 6

Art of the Brew Beer & Wine Fest: 2 to 5 p.m. at Hamburg Field House, 127 South 4th St., Rear, Hamburg. Tickets for tasters include a meal, music by Olde 22, all beer, wine, and distillery tastings, and a tasting glass. Designated driver tickets for non-tasters include a meal and musical entertainment. Free parking at the event. Tickets for sale in advance and at the door. Tickets for non-tasters are $10. For more information or for tickets, call Our Town Foundation at 610-562-3106. Tickets may be purchased online on Eventbrite at

April 6

Washington, D.C. Bus Trip: April 6 trip sponsored by Hamburg Public Library. Tickets for sale; no refund unless seat can be filled. Leave Hamburg Middle School 7 a.m., drop off at the Mall in DC. Leave Washington at 5 p.m. For more information call 610-562-2843.

April 7

PA Dutch All You Can Eat Buffet Fundraiser: doors open 12:15 p.m., Janelle’s Restaurant, Bowers. Tickets for sale at courtesy desk, Radcliffe’s Great Valu, 953 State St., Mertztown. Proceeds benefit Longswamp Twp. Historical Society.

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