Please note:Information for the Events column must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, prior to the week of publication. Send information to The Hamburg Area Item at 302 State St., Hamburg, Pa., 19526; fax to 610-562-4644; or e-mail patriot@berksmontnews.com.

72nd Annual Autumn Hawkwatch. Held at Hawk Mountain, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton, through Dec. 15. Each season an average 18,000 birds of prey will soar over the Sanctuary's rocky North Lookout. Call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

Pines Dinner Theater: "The All Night Strut." Held through Oct. 19. Call 610-926-3702. Visit www.pinesdinnertheatre.com.

Wednesday, September 17

Municipal Authority of the Borough of Hamburg Meeting. Held at 7 p.m., in the Hamburg Municipal Center, 61 N. Third St., Hamburg.

Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Wii Bowling at 10 a.m.; Everybody's Birthday Party at 11:30 a.m. Located at 61 North Third St., Hamburg.

Toddler

610-562-4721.

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

Preschool minute program.

Storytime.

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

Belly minute program.

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

Restoration of is the required.

Boyer Loom. Patrick Donmoyer will present his work on restoring the Boyer loom at 7:30 p.m. in the Kutztown Area Historical Society's 1892 Public School Building. He will speak about the loom's history and role in local textile production and folk life. All are welcome; admission

Terrorism is free. and Super-Patriotism by Michael Parenti. Held at Schaeffer Auditorium at Kutztown University, at 7 p.m. Call 610-683-4236.

Thursday, September 18

Berks Encore Evening Dance. To be held at Shoemakersville Fire Co., at 7 p.m. Music will be provided

Berks by "Musical

Encore

Notes."

Hamburg Center. Strength Training at 10 a.m. and Dominoes and Pass the Ace at 10:15 a.m. Located at 61 N. Third St., Hamburg. 610-562-4721.

Friday, September 19 Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Lunch Bunch at O'Grady's Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Meals On Wheels Only. No Lunch Served. Located at 61 North Third St., N. Hamburg. on-Denominational

610-562-4721.

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@creek-sidecenter.org. for more information.

Betty Beaumont, Sculptor, Exhibition. Held at NAP Space, 173 W. Main St., Kutztown, through Dec. 6. Call 610-683-6440. Artist Reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Gallery Talk, 8 p.m., the public

PA is invited.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Festival. Held at the Kempton Recreation Center, Kempton. Visit www.paenergyfest.com.

Reading Radio Club Meeting. Held at the Berks County Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Bern Twp. Program: PAQSO Party planning and Hamfest report. Call Harry at 610-678-8976 for

X-Terra more information.

Concert. Held at Adam2 Center and CafÃ&Copy;, at 7 p.m. Call 610-683-7707 for more information or visit www.adam2.net.

Saturday, September 20

Renaissance Artist Puppet Company. A free public program for ages 5 to 105, held at 2 p.m. at the Historical Society of Berks County, 940 Centre Ave., Reading.

Kauffman's Chicken BBQ. Held at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 102 Apple St., Leesport, from 3 to 7 p.m. Includes: ˆ½ chicken, baked potato, apple sauce, roll and butter, ice cream, and beverage. Homemade baked goods, pepper cabbage, macaroni salad, and baked beans for sale.

Deadline

Eat in or to take

Register out.

for

Pysanky Egg Workshop. A Ukrainian Easter egg workshop for adults will be taught by renowned Pysanky Artist Nina Badulak-McDaniel. Call Darlene Moyer at 484-646-4172 to register. To be held at Freyberger One Room School House on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, September 21 Hamburg National Guard Unit Parade. Called to active duty and bound for Iraq. The parade starts at 2 p.m. on Port Clinton Ave.; ending on Fifth Street, at the National Guard Building where a short program will be

The presented.

Silver Anniversary Edition of the Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival. To be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lyons Community Park. Schedule: 10 to 11, Open Stage; 11 to 11:45, Martin Family; 12 to 12:45, East Side Dave; 1 to 2, Jesse McReynolds; 2 to 4, Fiddle Contest; 4 to 5, Jack Murray; 5 to?, Awards. A bluegrass church service will be held immediately after the awards ceremony. Contact Suzy Reed at 610-682-7267; Event Phone 610-463-4162; Visit www.lyonsfiddlefest.com; Email lyonsfiddlefest@gmail.com. Rain date is Sept.

Videos

28.

of Whale Watch Trip. Held at Berks County Heritage Center barn at 2 p.m. Retired science teacher Bill Kline shares his collection of videos from many hours of taping whales. Call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/par ks.

Schuylkill Valley Corvette Club Corvette Show. Held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bubeck Park, Schuylkill Haven. Rain or shine. Food, vendors, basket auction, door prizes, 50/50 and entertainment. All proceeds go to local charities. For more information call 570-385-4096 or infosvcorvetteclub.net.

Fall Park Walk at Conrad Weiser Homestead. Located at 28 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf. A brief history of the park and many of its cultural landscape features and memorial monuments will be highlighted. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for walking outdoors for about an hour. This program is free, but donations will gladly be accepted. Call 6190589-2934 or visit www.conradweiserhomestead.org.

French and Indian War Interpretive Sunday. Held at Conrad Weiser Homestead, 28 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf. Local Native American Darius Puff will be in Native dress, displaying trade goods and will be available to discuss the French and Indian War period from the Native American historical perspective, between 1:30 to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Chicken Call 610-589-2934.

BBQ and Bake Sale. Held at New Tripoli Fire Company, 7242 Decatur St., from 10 a.m. to Includes: ˆ½ chicken, potato filling, pepper cabbage and roll. Eat-in or take out. Call 610-298-8174.

Flea Market at Leesport Farmers Market. Held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; turn east off Rt. 61 at north end of Leesport. 610-926-1307.

Monday, September 22 Hamburg Borough Council Fourth Monday Meeting. Held at 7 p.m., in the Municipal Center, 61 N. Third

Hamburg

St., Hamburg.

Area School District Board Meeting. Held

Berks at 6:30

Encore p.m.

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

Hamburg.

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

Tuesday, September 23 Berks Encore Hamburg Center. Wii Bowling at 10 a.m.; Sit and Get Fit at 11 a.m.; and Located at 61 North Third

A.A.

Meeting.

St., Hamburg.

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;

Blood call 610-756-3737.

Drive. Held at Berks County Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport, from 7 to 10 a.m. Call 610-926-6060 for required appointment.

Wednesday, September 24

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

Toddler

610-562-4721.

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

Preschool minute program.

Storytime.

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

Belly minute program.

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.

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.

Leaser 610-562-4721.

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

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., Alzheimer's

Hamburg. 610-562-4721.

Family Caregiver Training. Deadline to register for program held every Tuesday Sept. 30 to 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 Winter to the Coat community.

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 Salvation Army Headquarters. 215-536-4115.

Saturday, September 27 All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Salad Bar. Held at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 27 Lyons Rd., Fleetwood, from 4 to 7 p.m. Benefits Habitat for Humanity.

Wayne Hoffman Entertains. Held at McFarland Student Union Building Multipurpose Room at Kutztown University at 7 p.m. Come and be mystified by this mentalist and illusionist.

Reading Call 610-683-4097.

Navy Club Breakfast. Held at 9 a.m.; call 610-929-8343 for more information.

Family 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 at 2:30 p.m. with speaker Rev. Richard Wolf and special music by the Dolpehock Sanger Chor.

2nd Annual Car and Truck Show. Sponsored by the Auburn Area Historical Society from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Auburn Memorial Park, located on 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 ˆ¼ mile Speedway. Drivers that raced in 1955 and '56 will be present from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for autographs and questions.

Sunday, September 28 Jim Thorpe Historic House Tour. Presented by the Mauch Chunk Historical Society, from 1 to 5 p.m. Many homes and properties of note located in the Old Mauch Chunk National Register Historic District will be featured. Call 570-325-4439, ext. 2 or visit www.mauchchunkhistory.com.

Rededication Sunday.

First United Church of Christ of Hamburg, 76 South 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., Hamburg.

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