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. (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.

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.

March 5: Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year's theme is Flower Power and pays tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives. Cost includes bus fare, driver's tip and admission. Lunch is NOT included. Call the library at 610-683-5820.

Wiggly Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Feb. 27 - Toddler Play Time.

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

Feb. 22: Family Movie Night, “Christopher Robin" 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: Rug Hooking Class with Janice Sonnen. Make a 12-inch square hooked mat for table or wall. Charge for kit, hook and frame. Bring small scissors and a packed lunch. Sign up at library

Feb. 27: Conversacion con Amigos 7 p.m. A time of bi-lingual fun and casual Spanish conversation for adult/teen speakers.


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.

Feb. 23: Miss Jenny’s Story Time 10:30-11:30 a.m. Stories by Eve Bunting, songs, and crafts for kids of all ages.


Hygiene Kit donations can be dropped off at the library.

Fridays: Preschool Creative Play, 9:30 a.m. in Room 111 MAKERspace, ages 3-5, Story & MAKER style creative play. Homeschool Open MAKERspace, noon to 1 p.m. in Room 111 MAKERspace, K-12g, open use of MAKERspace resources & programing.

Mondays: Build It!, 6:30 p.m. in Library, all ages, create with blocks, Legos, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs.

Tuesdays: Math Meet Up, 6:30 p.m. in Room 111 MAKERspace, K-12g. Get help with, explore, &/or enrich your math knowledge.

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

Feb. 22: Homeschool Art Class, 11 a.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, K-12g. Monthly art class with Jenel Schaffer. Registration limited - $2 per student.

Feb. 22: Free Snapology Battle Bots, 7 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, 5th grade & up, STEAM Robotic program, Registration required, space limited.

Feb. 26: Friends of the FAPL meeting, 1 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, all ages.


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.

Feb. 21: Celebrate President's Day by attending Miss Shannon's class and participate in a variety of activities about U.S. Presidents at 6:15 p.m. Geared toward school-aged children.


1310 Washington Rd., Leesport

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

Tuesdays: 1:15 p.m., Homeschool Lab. February theme is "In the Kitchen." Learn about nutrition with some hands on cooking and baking fun.

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

Fridays: 10 a.m., Preschool Story Time

Feb. 28: 10:30 a.m., Sensory Story Time for preschoolers, interactive story time designed for children on the autism spectrum or those who feel overwhelmed by noises and crowds.

Feb. 23: 10 to 11 a.m. Read a book to a therapy dog.


Feb. 21

Kutztown Area Garden Club: 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Hear about the restoration of a PA land area.

Feb. 21

Networking Event at Smokin’ Brays: 278 West State St., Hamburg, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Meet local business members, artists and fellow residents at our free social networking event. Complimentary nacho bar and drinks. RSVP by Feb. 14 to Our Town Foundation by calling 610-562-3106 or emailing

Feb. 21

Berks County Patriots Meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. Carol Gardecki presents "Our Founding Documents." Also speaking is Scott Uehlinger, former CIA agent, Soviet Union, and Senior Intelligence Station Chief in Moldova. Scott often appears as National Security Expert on TV/radio.

Feb. 23

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 536 N. Main St., Bernville. Proceeds benefit the 2019 Mission Trips. Take-outs, bake sale, and a silent auction will also be available. For information call 610-488-6702.

Feb. 24

Pioneer Grange, Topton Italian Hoagie Sale: order deadline Feb 24. Pickup March 4 at the grange hall from 3-5 p.m. Call orders to Tammy at 610-463-7213.

Feb. 24

The King's Academy Faith Night at the Reading Royals: 4 p.m. at Santander Stadium. $5 of every ticket price goes to support TKA. Email for more information or visit to purchase tickets.

Feb. 24

Fasnacht & Sticky Bun sale: at St. John's EV Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg. Order deadline is Feb. 24. Pick-up is March 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. and March 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. Call 610-562-4440; 610-562-4025.

Feb. 25

Berks Photographic Society meeting: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Matting and Mounting Prints for Competition with Joel Styer and Kacey Lee Rovere-Avril. Free.

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 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 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 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

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