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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. ages 3-5; Homeschool Open MAKERspace noon to 1:30 p.m. K-12g open use. Both in Rm 111 MAKERspace.

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.

March 21: Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, 6:30 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace. Come listen & learn all about their unique collections.

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

March 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.

March 21: Women & Business 6:30 p.m. Turn your hobby into a profitable business. Women only. Registration required. 717-933-4060

March 25: Essential Oils Class 6:30 p.m. Gain insights into benefits and uses of Essential Oils. Registration required. 717-933-4060

March 28: Canvas Painting 6 p.m. Learn the basics of painting on canvas. Registration required. 717-933-4060


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 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 23: Youth Trail Day Spring Clean Up, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help the Operations Team prepare Sanctuary trails for the year. Open to ages 14-18. Registration required.

March 23: Family Fun in Nature - Kestrel Nestbox Building, 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Workshop to build a nest box that will be hopefully be used by a pair of local American kestrels that Sanctuary scientists will monitor. Registration required.

March 24: Trail Stewards: Volunteer Program Intro 10 a.m. to noon. Introduction to the Hawk Mountain Trail Stewards volunteer program. Learn how to help with trail construction and management or trail patrol.

March 25: Mountain Explorers 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission charged. Fun and educational workshops for children in primary school engage students in unique learning experiences through nature, science, and adventure. Registration required.

May 27: Bagels and Birds 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Hawk Mountain Members invited to spend a morning at Hawk Mountain's feeders. Learn about birds and the seed best suited for them. Bagels, coffee, and juice provided. Registration required.

March 30: RaptorThon! 1 to 4 p.m. Trail fee applies for Non-Members. Join Hawk Mountain educator Rachel Taras at the North Lookout tallies early northbound migrants for the annual HMANA RaptorThon fundraiser. Pledge per bird, make a flat donation, or simply join us on the Mountain. Rain date March 31.

March 31: Yoga on the Mountain 9 to 10 a.m. at Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, Orwigsburg. Admission charged. Monthly Yoga session. Hiking pass included. No yoga experience necessary. Registration required.


40 N Noble St., Reading,

Meet photographers of all skills levels

March 23: BPS High School Photo Competition, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Contact the club for more information at

March 25: "A Little Beyond The Realm Of Playfulness" by Fadi Acra. The presentation will also explore Acra's theatrical and fashion work. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.


March 21

Berks County Patriots Meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leesport Farmers Market. Sheriff Eric Weaknecht discusses concealed carry permits. Joshua Prince, Firearms Lawyer will discuss civil rights deprivations, firearms law issues and class actions. Free. Open to public.

March 21

Kutztown Area Garden Club re-organizational meeting: 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Come prepared with new ideas and willingness to participate. 610-683-5820

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 24

Order deadline for Pioneer Grange, Topton Ham & Cheese or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Sale is March 24, Pickup April 1 at the grange hall from 3 to 5 p.m. Call orders to Tammy at 610-463-7213.

March 24

Southern Gospel Concert featuring Soul’d Out Quartet: 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood. There is a charge. Love Offering will be taken. Refreshments served. Call 610-693-4059.

March 24

Dieffenbach Pipe Organ Presentation: 2 p.m. at Altalaha Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg. Andulhea Heritage Center Sunday Afternoon Series “The Dieffenbach Pipe Organ Builders” presented by Carol Dieffenbach Kantner includes information about the four generations of the Dieffenbach Family who built pipe organs from the late 1700s to the late 1800s in the Bethel area. Presentation followed by a demonstration of the 1817 Christian Dieffenbach organ located at Altalaha. 610-468-9736

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 25

Poetry Night and Open Mic: 7 to 9 p.m. at Firefly Bookstore, Kutztown. Three locally-connected published authors Ryan Torres, Eldon Katter and James Najarian share from their work. Afterwards Firefly will open the floor to an Open-Mic session. Open, supportive and positive atmosphere. Heard from so many new voices. Free, open to all. Encourage everyone to attend to share or just to listen. Coffee and tea and other refreshments.

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 27

Conversacion con Amigos: 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. A time of bi-lingual fun and casual Spanish conversation for adult/teen speakers. 610-683-5820

March 30

Comedy Night: 7 p.m. at Maidencreek Banquet Hall, 1060 Park Road, Blandon. Show plus a Hot dog or Hamburger, bag of chips, and two beverages (Beer, Wine, or Soda). BYOB event. Must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 6 p.m. Host is Lance Weiss. Featured comedian is Michael Terry and headlining is Zach Petrovich. Adult content. Not suitable for young viewers. Proceeds benefit Fleetwood Community Theatre. Admission charged. Tickets on sale, call 484-793-0918.

March 30

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Kempton Rod & Gun Club. Proceeds go to Berks Food Bank, CICRIN, and Kempton Rod & Gun Club. Includes pot pie, sides, dessert and drinkts. Take-out available. Bring a canned good to donate to local food bank. Tickets for sale. Children under age 5 free. Sponsored by New Bethel, Frieden’s and Jerusalem Red churches of Kempton. Call 610-756-6875 for tickets.

March 30

AYCE Homemade Turkey Pot-Pie Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. at Kutztown Grange Hall, Kemp Street and James Alley, Kutztown. Dinner includes lettuce w/bacon dressing, corn and green beans, applesauce, rolls, beverage and one dessert included. Admission charged. Children 3 & under free. Take-outs and quarts available.

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 2

Learn Money Management! Classes: start April 2 at 5 p.m. at Friend, Inc. Community Services, 658 Noble St., Kutztown. Covers budgeting, bank accounts, credit scores and reports. Each participant is paired with a mentor throughout the five sessions to help gain understanding of personal financial situations and ways to improve them. Space is limited. Call Laura Reichart at 610-683-9011 to reserve seat. Incentives will be provided

April 4

Kutztown Grange Open House Community Night: 7:30 p.m. at Kutztown Grange Hall. Entertainment for the evening will be The Amazing Magi. Come on out for an evening of fun, fellowship, refreshments and door prizes.

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. Tickets for sale in advance and at the door. For information or tickets, call Our Town Foundation at 610-562-3106. Purchase tickets 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. 610-562-2843

April 6

Ham & Oyster Dinner: 3 to 7 p.m., Huguenot Lodge #377 F&AM, 18 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown. Tickets for sale in advance and at the door. Call David DeTurk at 610-790-4995 for tickets.

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.

April 11

Session on adoption, foster care: 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, in Old Main on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. Staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child or youth. Attendees also will learn about children available for adoption as well as foster care, foster-to-adopt and medically fragile foster care. To attend, call, toll-free, 1-888-582-2230 or (610) 682-1504 to register.

April 11

Pioneer Grange, Topton PA Dutch Potato Filling Sale: order deadline April 11. Pickup April 19 at the grange hall from 2-4 p.m. Call orders to Tammy at 610-463-7213.

April 11

Pioneer Grange, Topton Community Night: 7:30 p.m. "Celebrating 100 Years". Entertainment for the evening will be singer/musician Steve Walker. Fun, fellowship, refreshments & door prizes. The public is welcome.

April 12

East Side Dave Trio: Kutztown Folk Music Society concert 7:30 p.m. at Janelle's Restaurant & Catering Hall, 360 Fleetwood Road, Bowers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dave Kline & The Mountain Folk Trio perform old-time Americana music. First public mini-performances of Dave Kline & The Hex Highway Rangers. Admission charged. Call Keith 610-683-8720 or Peggy 610-683-5224.

April 14

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

April 15

‘The Conflict Ignites – Lexington & Concord:’ 7 p.m. at Hamburg Borough Hall. Hamburg Public Library sponsored event. Free and open to the public. Join Mike Jesberger as he presents on the beginning of the Revolutionary War, showing slides of the area where the battles took place as well as replica uniforms from both sides.

April 17

Lenape storyteller Uhma Ruth Py: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Henry Auditorium, Lutheran Home at Topton. Hosted by Longswamp Twp. Historical Society. Open to the public. Free.

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