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KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY
May 13, 20: Preschool Story Time 10 a.m., Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m., Community Threads 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pokémon League 5 to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon, Tunes & Tots 10 a.m., Teen Tuesday 3 p.m.
Wiggly Wednesdays: 10 a.m. May 15 Block Party
Wednesdays: Teen Reading Lounge 3 p.m.
Thursdays: Toddler Story Time 10 a.m., Preschool Story Time 11 a.m., Art Cats 4 to 5 p.m., Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon.
May 11, 18 : Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 11, 25: LEGO Construction Crew 10 a.m. ages 3-12.
May 10: Family Movie Night "Mary Poppins Returns" 6:30 p.m.
May 14: Book Discussion Group 7 p.m. "Convenience Store Woman" by Sayaka Murata.
June 21: Kutztown Area Garden Club Bus Trip to Nemours Mansion and Gardens and Mt. Cuba Garden Center. Deadline is May 20. Email email@example.com.
FLEETWOOD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Fridays: Preschool Creative Play, 9:30 a.m. ages 3-5; (class ends May 10). Homeschool Open MAKERspace, noon to 1:30 p.m. K-12g open use (no class May 10, 17, 24).
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. (no class May 14).
Wednesdays: Preschool Sprouts story and activity, 10 a.m. ages 3-5.
May 9, 10 & 11: Friends of the Fleetwood Library Book Sale, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, all ages. May 11 BAG Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
BETHEL-TULPEHOCKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
May 10 & 11: Backyard Bake & Rummage Sale 10 a.m. until closing both days. Teen fundraiser for Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library. Donate items and let the teens sell them for you. All proceeds benefit the daily operations of BTPL.
May 9 to 11
Book Sale: May 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 11 $5 bag sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fleetwood Area Public Library, 110 W Arch St.
Free informational session: 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, in Old Main on 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.
Mother Nature’s Bounty: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Berks County Heritage Center, Bern Twp. “Porcupine Pat” McKinney shares plant folklore, identifies spring wildflowers. Informative program geared for teens and adults.
25th Anniversary Benefit for the Birds Gala: 5 to 9 p.m. at Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Macungie. There is a charge. Gourmet food, silent and live auction, presentation by Sanctuary Research Biologist Dr. JF Therrien about Arctic raptors. Supports Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's global efforts.
World Migratory Bird Day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Crafts, games, and information about bird migration. Guided bird walk 8 a.m.; trail fee applies. This year's theme is "Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution."
Plant Swap: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hamburg Public Library, 35 N. 3rd St. Bring one plant, take one. Indoor and outdoor plants, veggies, flowers, bushes, shrubs, small trees.
Mother’s Day AYCE Ham Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC, 5 W. Arch St., Fleetwood. Tickets for sale at door.
Birdability: 5 p.m. at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Education Building. Virginia Rose has been birding in a wheelchair for 17 years. Her initiative Birdability gets people with mobile disabilities out into nature through birds.
Sewing Circle: 10 a.m., Berks County Heritage Center, Bern Twp. An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. Bring a project to work on. Topic is Fabric Flowers.
Family Style Ham & Turkey Mother’s Day Dinner: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Virginville Grange, Route 143. No reservations needed. 610-562-8357 or 610-562-4505
Mother’s Day Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at Strausstown Fire Company's Community Campus, 50 East Ave. Full breakfast menu; children’s menu. Proceeds benefit Apparatus Fund. A potted flower presented to each mom in attendance.
Fleet Feet Running Program: 2-3 p.m., Berks County Heritage Center, Bern Twp. Zach Barker, manager of Fleet Feet in West Reading, discusses proper ways to start running, such as proper footwear, pacing and form, and finding a good running partner.
Berks Photographic Society Photo Contest: 40 N Noble St., Reading. 7:30 p.m. Assigned subject is reflection. Free.
Dowsing Clinic with Keith Schaffer: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Longswamp UCC, 200 Clay St., Mertztown. Hosted by Longswamp Twp Historical Society. All welcome. Free.
Fleetwood Area Historical Society meeting: 7 p.m. in their meeting room in Fleetwood Community Center. Kendra Cook of Boyertown Museum of Historical Vehicles speaks about Reading’s Acme Motor Car Company.
Berks County Patriots: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. Attorney Joan London discusses history of Socialism and Communism; Kim Kennedy, QFYL Radio, presents "Conversations on the Culture." Open to all. Free.
5th annual Running of the Cougars 5K run and fun walk: 9 a.m. at KAHS Stadium. Course is around perimeter of school district property. Hosted by Class of 2021. Prizes awarded. Register race day; forms at KAHS office or www.kasd.org.
Hamburg Public Library Used Book & Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hamburg Middle School Cafeteria. $5 fill a bag noon to 1 p.m. Fiction, non-fiction, audio CDs, music CDs, DVDs.
2019 Great American Pa Cleanup in Leesport: 1 to 3 p.m., start at Leesport Playground. Pick up trash in parks, on trails and along neighborhood streets. Held rain or shine, unless severe weather. .
Leesport Area Historical Society program: 7 p.m. at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 308 Main St., Leesport. Corrie Crupi presents Mountain Views - Pagoda, Gravity Railroad, and Fire Tower.
Historical Presentation: 1 p.m. at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, 501 Hoch Road, Blandon. Brian Engelhardt, author and historian, shares account of 1927 Reading Keystones baseball team's 31-game losing streak. Free and open to public; seating limited. Register at 484-637-8200.
Order deadline: Pioneer Grange, Topton Ham & Cheese or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Sale. Pickup June 3 at grange hall 3-5 p.m. Call orders to Tammy at 610-463-7213.
American Legion Post 480 and VFW Post 560 Annual Memorial Day Parade: 8 to 11 a.m. North Whiteoak at Kutztown Fairgrounds, along Main Street to Fairview Cemetery. Features tributes and more. Email Jim Schlegel, firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
9th Annual Marc McKently Memorial 5K Run: 7 p.m. at Union Jack’s Inn on the Manatawny, 546 Manatawny Road; Boyertown. Register by May 15 for reduced fee with T-shirt. All proceeds benefit Marc McKently Scholarship Fund. Held rain or shine, no refunds. Register at www.pretzelcitysports.com until midnight May 27 with nominal service fee. Questions, call Rebecca Shade 610-858-0090.