Please note:Information for the Events column must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Monday, the week of publication.

If you have information for the Happenings page, please send it to The Hamburg Area Item at 302 State St., Hamburg, Pa., 19526; fax to 610-562-4644; or e-mail patriot@berksmontnews.com.

All Aboard. Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Reading Railroad through Jan. 10. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This interactive exhibit is a comprehensive history of what was once the biggest company in the world. Historical Society of Berks County society.publicity@verizon.net 610-375-4375.

Kutztown University Small Business Dev. Center. Attend a free workshop to learn the basics on how to sell to the Federal Government. Topics covered include: small business certifications, potential marketing strategies and marketing tips and what to expect from federal government solicitations. Register for this free workshop online at: http://www.kutztownsbdc.org/workshops/workshop_list-ing.asp? Category=13#194

If you have questions, contact the Kutztown SBDC at 1-877-458-7232. This workshop will be presented by George Murray, Business Development Specialist.

Blake Hurt Digital Portraiture Exhibition. Held Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., from Jan. 23 through March 7, at NewArtsProgram, 173 W. Main St., Kutztown. Call 610-683-6440 for appointment.

Wednesday, January 7 Toddler Storytime. Held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Hamburg Public Library, 35 N. Third St, Free 30 minute program.

Preschool Storytime. Held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Hamburg Public Library, 35 N. Third St. Free 30 minute program.

Belly Dancing Classes. Held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, Hamburg. For all first timers the class is free. Visit www.Hamburgstrand.com.

SBCD, The Pitch Workshop, Webinar for Entrepreneurs. Held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register online at www.kutztownsbdc.org. Prior-registration is required.

Thursday, January 8 Country Jamming Session. Held every Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Lion's Club in Centerport.

Berks Encore - Wernersville Yoga Class. Held every Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. New participants may try the first class for free. For more information, please call Rachel at 610-670-1372.

Tri Valley Y.M.C.A. Judo.

Beginner and advanced training every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 610-944-6515 for more information or email info@trivalley-ymca.org.

Blood Drive. Held at Freedom Toyota, 41 Industrial Dr., Hamburg, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.

Blood Drive. Held at Church of God in Christ Mennonite, 2 Richmond St., Fleetwood, from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.

Friday, January 9 Non-Denominational Vespers Services. Held every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m., at Creekside Cultural Center, Old 22 and 143 S., in Lenhartsville. Call 484-741-1212 or email info@creeksidecenter.org for more information.

Reading Radio Club Meeting. Held at 8 p.m. at Berks County Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Bern Twp. Call Harry at 610-678-8976 for more information.

Saturday, January 10 Chuck Schaeffer Performs. Held at 7:30 p.m. at Creekside Cultural Center, Lenhartsville.

Berks Community Hiking Club/Lenhartsville Loop. An easy 5 mile road hike with views of the Maiden Creek and hill country. Meet at 1 p.m., in the rear, of C.J. Hummel's Rest., side parking lot, Rt. 143 in downtown Lenhartsville. 610-921-3252.

Home Made Chicken Pot Pie Dinner. Held at Hamburg Area High School and includes: corn, applesauce and drink. Sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Hamburg. For tickets call Lori at 610-562-7384 or Candi at 610-562-9472. (snow date is Jan. 17)

Sunday, January 11 Strausstown Fire Company Breakfast. Held at the Strausstown Fire Company's Social Hall, 10 Walnut Street, Strausstown from 8 a.m. to noon; full breakfast menu; benefits the Apparatus Fund.

Shartlesville Grange Breakfast. Held buffet style from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Shartlesville Grange Hall, Fourth St., Shartlesville.

"Fireside Tales" at Daniel Boone Homestead. Kids will enjoy stories about the adventures of young Daniel Boone as he grows up on the PA frontier. Stories are geared toward children ages 4 through 8 and their families in the Wayside Lodge at 2 p.m.

Monday, January 12 Shoemakersville/Leesport Rotary. Meets every Monday at Hoss's, Leesport, at 6 p.m.

The First Step Conference Call/KU Small Business Development Center. Held every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Register online at www.kutztownsbdc.org. Pre-registration is required.

Hamburg Area School District Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting. Held at 6:30 p.m.

Pretzel City Bear Den Meeting. Held at 1 p.m., at 2649 Bernville Rd., Reading. For more information call 610-372-8945.

Blood Drive. Held at Zion Church, 770 Zion Church Rd., Hamburg (Windsor Castle, from 4 to 8 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.

Tuesday, January 13 Hamburg Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Held the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

A.A. Meeting. Held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 354 Zion's Church Rd., Shoemakersville. 610-562-3112.

Pilates. Held every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Strand Theatre, Hamburg. Must register; call 610-756-3737.

Yoga. Held every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. at the Strand Theatre, Hamburg. Must register; call 610-756-3737.

Wednesday, January 14 Toddler Storytime. Held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Hamburg Public Library, 35 N. Third St, Free 30 minute program.

Preschool Storytime. Held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Hamburg Public Library, 35 N. Third St. Free 30 minute program.

Belly Dancing Classes. Held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, Hamburg. For all first timers the class is free. Visit www.Hamburgstrand.com.

SBCD, The Pitch Workshop, Webinar for Entrepreneurs. Held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register online at www.kutztownsbdc.org. Prior-registration is required.

Thursday, January 15 Berks & The World Luncheon. Held at The Inn At Reading. Call 610-375-7880 for required reservation.

Country Jamming Session.

Held every Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Lion's Club in Centerport.

Berks Encore - Wernersville Yoga Class. Held every Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. New participants may try the first class for free. For more information, please call Rachel at 610-670-1372.

Tri Valley Y.M.C.A. Judo.

Beginner and advanced training every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 610-944-6515 for more information or email info@trivalley-ymca.org.

Bluegrass All Star Jam.

This tour brings together some of the best pickers and singers from the world of bluegrass to perform in a jam-type setting. Featured performers are members of bands such as Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, and the Del McCoury Band. Held at 7:30 p.m., in Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, Kutztown. Info - 610-683-4511 or tickets - 610-683-4092.

"Pickin' at the Paramount." An all-star jam held at 7:30 p.m. Call 610-683-4511 or visit www.KutztownPresents.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

Christian Women's Club II "Celebrating 70 Years of Stonecroft Ministries" Brunch. Held from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m., at Riveredge Restaurant. Call Sandy at 610-939-9352 for reservations.

Reading Women's Connection "Celebrating 70 Years of Stonecroft Ministries" Dinner Party. Held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Moselem Springs Inn. Call Ellen at 610-921-2604 for reservations.

Kutztown Women's Connection "Celebrating 70 Years of Stonecroft Ministries" Dinner Party. Held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Moselem Springs Inn. Call Susan at 610-965-5014 for reservations.

Friday, January 16 N on-Denominational Vespers Services. Held every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m., at Creekside Cultural Center, Old 22 and 143 S., in Lenhartsville. Call 484-741-1212 or email info@creeksidecenter.org for more information.

Hamburg Lions Club Meeting. Held at 6:30 p.m., in the Senior Center, 61 N. Third St., Hamburg.

Saturday, January 17 Ray A. Master Post #217 Bingo Night. Held at the American Legion, starting at 6 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper. Held at Vaux Masonic Temple, Rt. 61 and Zion's Church Rd., Shoemakersville, from 4 to 7 p.m. Includes: Meatballs, salad, Italian bread, beverage and dessert. Five and under, free; take-out available.

Blood Drive. Held at Cabela's, 100 Cabela Dr., Hamburg, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, January 18 Albany Township Historical Society Museum. Open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m.

Monday, January 19 Shoemakersville/Leesport Rotary. Meets every Monday at Hoss's, Leesport, at 6 p.m.

The First Step Conference Call/KU Small Business Development Center. Held every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Register online at www.kutztownsbdc.org. Pre-registration is required.

"Wellness Seminar" Health and Beauty from the Inside Out. Presented by Bell Tower Salon, from 6 to 8 p.m. Speakers include Dr. Donna Kulp, Chiropractor, certified in nutrition, who will speak on the importance of incorporating holistic, organic foods into your diet to directly affect your health and appearance. Also, Robert Genco, National Educator for Dr. Hauschka, will discuss the advantages of plant-based skin-care, the how-to's of caring for maturing skin and skincare during different seasons. To reserve a space, RSVP to Robin at 610-372-6379 ext. 221 by Jan. 16.

Tuesday, January 20 Hamburg Library Teen Advisory Group Meeting. Held the third Tuesday of the month, at 6 p.m.

A.A. Meeting. Held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 354 Zion's Church Rd., Shoemakersville. 610-562-3112.

Pilates. Held every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Strand Theatre, Hamburg. Must register; call 610-756-3737.

Yoga. Held every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. at the Strand Theatre, Hamburg. Must register; call 610-756-3737.

Windsor Twp. Planning Commission Meeting. Held 7 p.m., in the Windsor Twp. Municipal Building, in Windsor Castle.

Hamburg Grange Blood Drive. Held from 2 to 8 p.m., in the Senior Nutrition Center at the Hamburg Municipal Building. Call Scott Kreider at 610-562-9877 to schedule an appointment.

Artists and Writers Forum.

Held the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the NewArtsProgram, 173 W. Main St., Kutztown

Wednesday, January 21 Toddler Storytime. Held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Hamburg Public Library, 35 N. Third St., Free 30 minute program.

Preschool Storytime. Held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Hamburg Public Library, 35 N. Third St. Free 30 minute program.

Belly Dancing Classes. Held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, Hamburg. For all first timers the class is free. For more information, visit www.Hamburgstrand.com.

SBCD, The Pitch Workshop, Webinar for Entrepreneurs. Held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register online at www.kutztownsbdc.org. Prior-registration is required.

Christian Women's Club I "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads" Luncheon. Held from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., at Riveredge Restaurant. Call Kathy at 610-603-9461 for reservations.

Thursday, January 22 Country Jamming Session. Held every Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Lion's Club in Centerport.

Berks Encore - Wernersville Yoga Class. Held every Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. New participants may try the first class for free. For more information, please call Rachel at 610-670-1372.

Tri Valley Y.M.C.A. Judo.

Beginner and advanced training every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 610-944-6515 for more information or email info@trivalley-ymca.org.

Friday, January 23 N on-Denominational Vespers Services. Held every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m., at Creekside Cultural Center, Old 22 and 143 S., in Lenhartsville. Call 484-741-1212 or email info@creeksidecenter.org. for more information.

Open Mic Night and Jam Session. Held at 7:30 p.m. at Creekside Cultural Center, Lenhartsville.

Saturday, January 24 Sherry Marchefsky Performs. Held at 7:30 p.m. at Creekside Cultural Center, Lenhartsville.

Free Showing of "Mary Poppins" at Hamburg Strand. Sponsored by Hamburg Grange at 3 p.m., all are invited. (snow date will be Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.)

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