Send listings to The Hamburg Area Item at 302 State St., Hamburg, Pa., 19526; fax to 610-562-4644; or e-mail Dinner Theater "The All Night Strut." Held through Oct. 19. Call 610-926-3702. Visit

Wednesday, September 24

Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Lori from Pinnacle Health at 10:30 a.m. Located at 61 North Third St., Hamburg.



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

Preschool minute program.


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

Belly minute program.



Held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, Hamburg. For all first timers the class is free. Visit

Blood Drive. Held at Zion Blue Mountain U.C.C., Old Rt. 22, Strausstown, from 4 to 8 p.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.

Thursday, September 25

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

Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Strength Training at 10 a.m.; Dominoes and Pass the Ace at 10:15 a.m. Located at 61 N. Third St., Hamburg.

Tri Valley



Judo. Beginner and advanced training every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 610-944-6515 for more information or email

Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation Meeting. Held at 7 p.m., in the Lynn Twp. Municipal Building, New Tripoli. For more information and directions visit

Kutztown University Hosts "Forbidden Broadway." Held in Schaeffer Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 610-683-4511 or visit

Hamburg Food Pantry.

Held every third Sunday at Hamburg Seventh Day Adventist Church, from noon to 2 p.m.

Friday, September 26 Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Bingo at 10:15 a.m.; Dominoes at 12:30 p.m. Located at 61 North Third St., N Hamburg. 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

Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Training. Deadline to register for program held every Tuesday evening, starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Home at Topton, One South Home Ave., Topton, in the Henry Health Center, multi-purpose room. Call 800-272-3900 to register. Free and open

Annual to the community.

Winter Coat Drive. Bring in new or gently used, clean coats in good condition to the Quakertown Farmer's Market office, exit #4, through Oct. 12. Coats will be donated to the Salvation Army Headquarters. 215-536-4115.

Saturday, September 27

Wayne Hoffman Entertains. Held at McFarland Student Union Building Multipurpose Room at Kutztown University at 7 p.m. Be mystified by this mentalist and illusionist. Call 610-683-4097.

Jam Session Featuring the Stony Mountain Gang. Held at Becker's St. Peter's Church, 265 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood, 6 to 9 p.m. Sonny on accordion, Bill on banjo, Kitty on guitar, and Mark on Bass. Jammers are welcome. Call 570-292-1102 or 610-562-0879. Food will be served 4 to 6 p.m., during intermission. A free will offering

Reading will be

Navy accepted.

Club Breakfast. Held at 9 a.m.; call



Style Turkey and Waffle Supper and PA German Service. Held at Belleman's Church, 3540 Bellemans Church Rd., Mohrsville, from 4 to 7 p.m. The service will be held in Old Belleman's Church at 2:30 p.m. with speaker Rev. Richard Wolf and special music by the Dolpehock Sanger Chor.


Annual Car and Truck Show. Sponsored by the Auburn Area Historical Society 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Auburn Memorial Park, Rt. 895 West in Schuylkill County, just 3 miles from Rt. 61. Rain date is Sept. 28. A display featuring the Circle M Ranch Speedway will be presented with pictures and memorabilia from the quarter-mile Speedway. Drivers that raced in 1955 and '56 will be present from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for autographs and questions.

Huge Yard and Bake Sale. Hosted by Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society at Werleys Corner Hotel, 2 miles off Rt. 100 N. of Fogelsville on Holbens Valley Road, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call



Deadline for the 29th Annual Western Berks County PA German Versammling. Held on Oct. 4 at St. Paul's U.C.C., 301 W. Penn Ave., Robesonia at 5 p.m., speaker will be Donald Reinert from Lenhartsville. Assabe and Sabina Play (Die Bresident's Leckshon) The Presidential Election will be featured. Doors open at 4 p.m. Contact Elsie at 610-589-4318

Spaghetti for tickets.


Song, "An Evening at the Tony's." Allyou-can-eat spaghetti or baked ziti, salad bar, bread, beverage and dessert. Seating 5 to 8 p.m. on a first-come-first-service basis. Children 3 and under are free. Held at St. Paul's U.C.C. in Fleetwood, Franklin and Arch Sts. Sponsored by the Fleetwood Community Theatre.

Sunday, September 28 Jim Thorpe Historic House Tour. By Mauch Chunk Historical Society, 1 to 5 p.m. Old Mauch Chunk National Register Historic District homes featured. Call 570-325-4439 ext. 2 or visit

Rededication Sunday.

First United Church of Christ of Hamburg, 76 S. Third St., will hold a rededication service at 10:15 a.m. Please join in the celebration of our newly refurbished building. Organist Brian Snyder will provide an organ recital at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, September 29 Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Bingo is held at 10:15 a.m. every Monday. Located at 61 North Third St., SBDC,


First Step Conference Call Workshop for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners. Every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register online at Prior-registration

Shoey-Leesport is required.


Meets every Monday at Leesport Hoss's at 6 p.m. 610-451-1249.

Tuesday, September 30 Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Allergies with Martha at 10 a.m.; Sit and Get Fit at 11 a.m. Located at 61 North



Third St., Hamburg.

Tuesdays 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;

Reading call 610-756-3737.

Navy Club September Meeting. Held at the Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., 7:30 p.m. 610-929-8343.

Thursday, October 2 Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Strength Training at 10 a.m. and Card Club and Scrabble at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Located at 61 N. Third St., Hamburg. 610-562-4721.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. At Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 South Home Ave., Reinert Bldg., multi-purpose room at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 3 Mardi Gras and Blues. Held at downtown Hamburg, from 6 to 9 p.m. Experience the magic of a New Orleans style party mile. Wear your masks, Hamburg beads and boas.


Club Meeting. Held in the Senior Center, 61 North Third St., Hamburg, Berks Encore at 6:30 p.m.

Hamburg Center. Bingo at 10:15 a.m.; Dominoes at 12:30 p.m. Located at 61 North Third St., Hamburg. 610-562-4721.

Saturday, October 4 The 27th Annual Heritage Festival. Held at the Heritage Center, Red Bridge Rd., Reading 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., demonstrations, activities, exhibits, lectures and music. Call 610-374-8839 or visit

2nd Annual Harvest Bluegrass Festival: Starting at 10 a.m., features three bluegrass bands, Pick Your Own fruit, apple recipe contest, bluegrass open mic. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 day of the event. Children under 5 get in free. Held at Frecon Farms, 501 South Reading Ave. in Boyertown. Call 610-367-6200 or visit

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