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Kutztown Community Library
70 Bieber Alley 610-6835820 Saturday, Sept. 16, 23, 30 Used Book Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 50% off all items in used book room. Lego Construction Crew: 10am. Kids ages 3-12 invited for creative Lego fun. Legos are provided.
Monday, Sept. 18, 25
Preschool Story Time: 10 a.m. Kids ages 3-5 invited for stories and craft. Toddler Time Story Time: 11 a.m. Kids ages 0-3 invited for stories and songs. Pokémon League: 5to7 p.m. Trading Card Games to earn points for Promo Cards and Badges. Challenge other Pokémon Trading Card Game fans to matches. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No cost involved.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 26
Storyrider Story Time with Mama Patt: at 9:45 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 invited for stories and games. Teen Tuesday: at 2 p.m. Geared toward ages 12 and up. No registration required. Every Wednesday in September Wiggly Wednesday: 10 a.m. Each week different activities. Sept. 20: Play K Ages 4&up - Get your Preschooler ready for Kindergarten Sept. 27: Toddler Play Time - Ages 2 & up
Every Thursday in September
Toddler Story Time: 10 a.m. Kids ages 3 and under invited for stories and songs. Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. Kids ages 3-5 invited for stories and craft.
Upcoming Library events Sept. 22
Family Movie Night: “Smurfs, The Lost Village” 6:30 p.m. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610-683-5820. Bring the whole family. Bus Trip to New York City, Oct. 14: Plan Your Own Day! Cost $43 per person includes trip up and back as well as bus driver tip. Leaving at 8 a.m. from Giant parking lot in Kutztown and leaving NYC at 6 p.m. from Bryant Park. Sponsored by the Kutztown Community Library. Call 610-683-5820 to register. BINGO supporting the Kutztown Community Library: on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble St., Kutztown. Doors open at 12:30. Bingo begins at 2 p.m. Prizes from local merchants/artisans. Basket raffles, door prizes and bakes goods. Tickets $20 for 20 games in advance sold at the library. $25 day of event. Ticket includes a hot dog, chips and a drink. 610-6835820
AREA EVENTS Sept. 15
Talisman Players presents: the musical, How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying). Opens Sept. 15 in Schaeffer Auditorium, at Kutztown University. The story follows Finch (Brock Rabenold) a bright, eager young man who will do just about anything to get ahead, as long as he doesn’t have to work very hard! He navigates a love interest (Megan Laudenslager), a conniving, weasly coworker (Crede Cooper), and many hilarious speed bumps on his rise to the top. Will young Finch make it? Will he SUCCEED? Showing Sept. 15, 16 at 7 p.m., Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets $16 adults; $12 students. Can be purchased at the MSU info desk, on the phone 610-683-4092, or online tinyurl.com/talismansucceeds. Contact Brandi for help/more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 347 728 4459.
Allentown & Auburn Railroad Wine Tasting: Sept. 16 and 17 at Kutztown Train Station. Ride in traditional coach, open air car, caboose or a Doodlebug. Wine tasting consists of four pairings during the train ride. The trains make a stop at picnic grove along the railroad where the winery will be set up to serve more wine by the bottle, glass or case as well as other goodies. Start to finish the entire ride takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes including the stop at the grove. For more information contact Allentown & Auburn Railroad at sales. email@example.com, call or text 570-778-7531 or go to www.facebook.com/ allentownandauburnrailroad. Pre-purchase tickets to be picked up the day of the trip.
Apple Festival: Sept. 16 at Frieden’s Lutheran Church, 9727 Red Road, Kempton. Food served 2 to 8 p.m. The Majestics Classic Country, Bluegrass and other music 5 to 8 p.m. Bring food item to donate to local food bank. Held rain or shine.
9th Annual Pig Roast and Car Show: Salem Church, 2150 Old Route 22, Lenhartsville. Farm vehicles, bloodmobile, silent auction, contests, activities for adults and children, live music and food. Car show staged in front parking lot includes classics, customs, hot rods and antiques and motorcycles. Gates open for vehicle entries at 11 a.m.; show runs from noon to 3 p.m. Prizes are awarded.
Berks County Genealogical Society presents Collectibles and Antiques Appraisals: with Terry Breidenstine of All County Jewelry, Coins and Antiques. Sept. 16from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 411, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. $5 per item for BCGS members, $6 per item for non-members. Limit 3 items per person.
Basket Bingo Fundraiser for the Kempton Fire Co.: All baskets are filled with items and there will also be door prizes. Doors open at noon, games begin at 1:30. $20 a ticket which includes all 33 games. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the volunteer firefighters.
Friends & Family Day: 10:15 a.m. at Christian Congregation Church, 323 Chestnut St., Mertztown. Light refreshments and fellowship to follow the service.
Fleetwood Area Historical Society meeting: Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in their meeting room in the Fleetwood Community Center. Paul Druzba’s presentation will be The History of Postcards.
Bereavement discussion on children and grief: The Lutheran Home at Topton’s monthly bereavement forum will host a free program on “Children and Grief: Ways to Talk about Death and Dying with Children” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The Diakon senior living community, 1 South Home Ave., Topton, hosts the bereavement forum each month in Deibert Hall on the first floor of the skilled nursing care center on the Topton campus. The forums are sponsored by Ludwick Funeral Homes of Topton and Kutztown. To participate RSVP to 610-682-1334.
Downsizing seminar: The Lutheran Home at Topton is hosting a “smooth moves” workshop on how to downsize and sell a home. The Diakon senior living community at 1 South Home Ave., Topton, will hold the seminar at 2 p.m. Sept. 21. Mary Clark from Transition Connections and Tom Degler from Keller Williams Realty Elite will offer tips on “right-sizing” your life for a smooth, stress-free move. To RSVP or for more information, people should call The Lutheran Home at Topton at 610-682-1350.
Spaghetti Dinner: 4to7 p.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Rd. (Krumsville), Kutztown. Spaghetti with meatballs, fresh salad bar, homemade desserts. Adult $9, 4-10 years $4, Under 4 years free. 610756-6210
All You Can Eat Turkey Pot Pie Dinner: at the Kutztown Grange Hall Kemp St. and James Alley from 4-7 p.m. Dinner includes lettuce with bacon dressing, corn or green beans, applesauce, roll, beverage & dessert included. Cost Adults $9, Children 4-12 $4.50, 3 & under free. Takeouts & Quarts available.
Pioneer Grange, Topton Ham & Cheese and Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Sale: $3.50, orders due by Sept. 24. Pickup at the grange hall from 3-5pm. Call orders to Tammy at 610-463-7213.
14th Annual Gospel Sing-along: 2 to 7 p.m., at the Fleetwood Grange, 2864 Moselem Springs Road, Fleetwood. Join us for fellowship, praise, worship, and an evening meal. Sing along with Wendell & Rita Yoder, Revival Rivers, the Roland Zimmerman Family, Paul & Mary Good, and Deer Hill. For more information, call 610-7563759.