Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

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Sub­mit to Cal­en­dar: E- mail event list­ings to lmitchell@berksmont­news.com. Note Ham­burg- Item Cal­en­dar in e- mail sub­ject. Re­cur­ring Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club of Ham­burg: 2p. m. sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­days in Ham­burg Area Mid­dle School cafe­te­ria. If school is can­celed on meet­ing day due to bad weather, meet­ing is can­celed. Ham­burg Pub­lic Li­brary

Story Time: story time on Wed­nes­day and Fri­day morn­ings at 11 a. m. for ages 18months through 3years old, preschool­ers and home schooled early el­e­men­tary. The schedule is avail­able on the li­brary’s web­site at www. berks. lib. pa. us/ ham­burgpl. Ham­burg Pub­lic Li­brary Board Meet­ings: sec­ond Tues­days. Pub­lic en­cour­aged to at­tend.

Schuylkill Val­ley Com­mu­nity Li­brary 1310Wash­ing­ton Road, Leesport Baby Lap­sit: Mon­days at 10: 15a. m. Story Rid­ers: Wed­nes­days at 9: 30a. m. Story Time: Fri­days at 10 a. m. Lego Club: Fourth Thurs­day at 6p. m. Book Club: Fourth Mon­day of the month at 7p. m. Adult Cook­book Club: Third Mon­day, 6p. m. Share culi­nary skills. We have copies of cook­books, choose a recipe to pre­pare and share.

Up­com­ing events

Oct. 5

Ham­burg Area His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meet­ing: 7p. m. in the Large Group In­struc­tion room of the Ham­burg Area High School, the Ham­burg Area His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will meet fea­tur­ing a pro­gram by Joseph Swope, au­thor of Pleas­ant Val­ley Lost. His pre­sen­ta­tion will in­clude nu­mer­ous his­toric pic­tures of his fam­ily homestead in the Pleas­ant Val­ley which would be de­stroyed in the con­struc­tion of the Blue Marsh Dam. Copies of his book will be avail­able for pur­chase.

Oct. 6

Har­vest Fest: at St. Mary Church, 94Wal­nut Road, Ham­burg, Oct. 6from 4to 9p. m. and Oct. 7from 12 to 9p. m. Fri­day mu­sic by Tommy Dee, Blue Moun­tain Her­itage Cho­rus, Chris Tray. Satur­day – Polka Band, 1- 4p. m.; Polka Mass 4: 30; Oldies Band, 5: 30- 8: 30 p. m. Home­made food, fun, ac­tiv­i­ties, en­ter­tain­ment and games for all ages. New this year, Corn hole tour­na­ment ( see web­site). Free ad­mis­sion, plenty of park­ing, no cool­ers. 610- 562- 7657, www.stmary­ham­burg.org

Oct. 6

Cou­ples & line dance: 7: 30 - 10: 30p. m., Food avail­able 6: 30to 8: 30. Shartlesville Grange, N. 4th St. Shartlesville. Cost $ 6- ben­e­fits Shartlesville Lions outreach pro­grams. 610- 488- 1984.

Oct. 6

Ham­burg Strand Theater: show­ing Home Again from Fri­day, Oct. 6through Thurs­day, Oct. 12. Girls Night Out show­ing Home Again Oct. 6, doors open 8: 30p. m., movie at 9: 15p. m. BYOB event. Tick­ets $ 15.

Oct. 7

Bless­ings of the An­i­mals Ser­vice: 1p. m. St. Paul’s Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran “Smoke “Church, 2613Old U. S. 22, Ham­burg. All wel­come. Col­lect­ing an­i­mal blan­kets, sheets, clean­ing sup­plies, toys or food to do­nate to an­i­mal shel­ter.

Oct. 7

Leesport Lock Ten­ders House tours: 10a. m. to 2 p. m. at Leesport Lock on Wall Street across from Leesport Fire Co. Hous­ing Bldg. Ad­mis­sion is free, do­na­tion ap­pre­ci­ated.

Oct. 8

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

Oct. 10

Dead­line for or­der­ing Ap­ple Dumplings & Sticky

Buns: or­der by Oct. 10 from St. John’s EL Church, Ham­burg. Call 610- 5624440or 610- 562- 4025for de­tails.

Pickup at church Fri­day, Oct. 20, 4: 30- 6: 30or Sat. Oct. 21, 9- 11 a. m.

Oct. 11

Know Your Sym­phony se­ries: 7: 30p. m. at The High­lands in Wy­omiss­ing. An­drew Con­stan­tine, mu­sic direc­tor of Read­ing Sym­phony Orches­tra, will dis­cuss Beethoven’s and Tchaikovsky’s works. Spon­sored by Penn State Berks and sym­phony League. Tick­ets $ 5.

Oct. 11

Civics for Grownups: 6 to 8p. m. at Brandy­wine Heights Area High School, 103Old Top­ton Road, Mertz­town. Free, non­par­ti­san sem­i­nar to help adults un­der­stand how U. S. gov­ern­ment is sup­posed to work, rec­og­nize when it works dif­fer­ently than de­signed, and take the ac­tive role nec­es­sary to ‘ own our gov­ern­ment.’ Ages 16 and older. Free ad­mis­sion. Reg­is­ter at www.civics­for­grownups.org/sched­ule­an­dreg­is­tra­tion.

Alumni Night: Call­ing all HAHS Band Alumni. The HAHS March­ing Band would LOVE to have you join us for our an­nual Alumni Night cel­e­bra­tion on Fri­day, Oct. 13Home­com­ing week­end. Bring your in­stru­ment and play with us in the stands and on the field. There will be a re­hearsal in the HS Band room on Thurs­day, Oct. 12from 6: 30to 8 p. m. Please con­tact Mrs. ( Reimer) Kline for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion or if you have ques­tions. megkli@has­d­hawks.org – 610- 562- 2241 Ext. 2147

Oct. 14

An­nual Ju­bilee Bazaar: 8 a. m. to 2p. m. at Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Friedens Church, 537North Main St., Bernville. Crafts, bas­ket raf­fle, baked goods, food to eat- in or take home. Visit https://luther­anchurch­berks.com or call 610- 488- 6260.

Oct. 14

Ham­burg Area High School Wilder­ness Club Pan­cake Break­fast: Oct. 14, 8a. m. to noon at the Ham­burg Area High School Cafe­te­ria. All- you- can- eat pan­cakes, sausage, and cof­fee. $ 7

Oct. 14

Free spaghetti din­ner: 5- 7 p. m. Meal in­cludes: spaghetti & meat­balls, salad, Ital­ian bread, fruit, bev­er­age & shoo fly pie. Please in­vite your neigh­bors, those in need, your fam­ily and neigh­bors. Free chil­dren’s meal toy for ev­ery child. Any do­na­tions go to lo­cal food pantry or more free meals. Whole Shoofly pies will be avail­able for $ 8to ben­e­fit hur­ri­cane re­lief.

Oct. 14

Com­mu­nity Fall Fes­ti­val: Bern Church Grove on Route 183near Blue Marsh, 4to 7p. m. Hayride, fall games, dec­o­rate a pump­kin, dress up for a cos­tume con­test, DJ. Food trucks on site for food pur­chases. Free fall ac­tiv­i­ties. Canned food do­na­tions wel­come, do­nate to lo­cal food pantry. 3196 Bernville Rd, Leesport PA 19533for GPS or 610- 9266887

Oct. 14

Phan­toms Game: The HAHS March­ing Band has been in­vited to per­form on the con­course of the PPL Cen­ter prior to a Phan­toms game! Come and sup­port the band dur­ing “Ham­burg Night” on Satur­day, Oct. 14at 7: 05p. m. Tick­ets are $ 17per per­son and can be pur­chased by con­tact­ing Mrs. ( Reimer) Kline at megkli@has­d­hawks.org or at 610- 562- 2241Ext. 2147. Checks should be made payable to HASD. All or­ders are due on or be­fore Fri­day, Sept. 15.

Oct. 15

Canal Men & Women of Shoe­mak­ersville: 2p. m., Berks Her­itage Cen­ter, 1102 Red Bridge Road in Bern Twp. Free. Liv­ing along and own­ing a sec­tion of the Schuylkill Nav­i­ga­tion for 45years, it is only nat­u­ral that Parks vol­un­teers Vernie and Bob Noecker be­gan to won­der about the fam­i­lies whose lives re­volved around “Canal­ing”. Won­der­ing leads to ques­tion­ing, which leads to re­search­ing. They will share the sto­ries they have pieced to­gether about this fas­ci­nat­ing lin­ear com­mu­nity.

Oct. 18

Civics for Grownups: 6to 8p. m. at Key­stone Villa at Fleet­wood, 501Hoch Road ( just off of Park Road), Blan­don. Free, non- par­ti­san sem­i­nar to help adults un­der­stand how U. S. gov­ern­ment is sup­posed to work, rec­og­nize when it works dif­fer­ently than de­signed, and take the ac­tive role nec­es­sary to ‘ own our gov- ern­ment.’ Ages 16and older. Free ad­mis­sion. Reg­is­ter at www.civics­for­grownups.org/sched­ule­an­dreg­is­tra­tion.

Oct. 20

Used book sale: at the Schuylkill Val­ley Com­mu­nity Li­brary, 1310Wash­ing­ton Road, Leesport, Fri­day, Oct. 20, 9a. m. to 7p. m. and Satur­day, Oct. 21, 9a. m. to 2 p. m. Fill a bag for $ 5all day on Satur­day. 610- 926- 1555 or www. berks. lib. pa. us/ svcl

Oct. 29

The Ham­burg Strand fundrais­ing gala: Doors open at 12: 30p. m., happy hour from 1- 2with com­pli­men­tary drinks and a hot buf­fet din­ner. Live auc­tion be­gins at 2p. m. Bid item ex­am­ples: bas­kets if cheer, get­away week­end and va­ca­tion pack­ages, lo­cal gift card bas­kets, house­hold items, jew­elry, one of a kind art from lo­cal artists. Tick­ets $ 30per per­son be­fore Oct. 15, $ 35 after Oct. 15.

Nov. 8

Civics for Grownups: 6to 8p. m. at Key­stone Villa at Fleet­wood, 501Hoch Road ( just off of Park Road), Blan­don. Free, non- par­ti­san sem­i­nar to help adults un­der­stand how US gov­ern­ment is sup­posed to work, rec­og­nize when it works dif­fer­ently than de­signed, and take the ac­tive role nec­es­sary to ‘ own our gov­ern­ment.’ Ages 16and older. Free ad­mis­sion. Reg­is­ter at www.civics­for­grownups.org/sched­ule­an­dreg­is­tra­tion.

Nov. 11

Ham­burg Pub­lic Li­brary New York City bus trip: Satur­day, Nov. 11. $ 42per per­son. Leave Ham­burg Mid­dle School at 8a. m. re­turn at 8: 30p. m. Drop off / pickup at 6p. m. at Bryant Park. More info call 610562- 2843.

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