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KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY
70 Bieber Alley 610683-5820 Every Thursday 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. Every Saturday in April Book Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 2
p.m. Lego Construction Crew:
10 a.m. Kids ages 3-12 invited for creative Lego fun. Legos are provided. Every Monday in April 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. : Every Tuesday in April Tunes & Tots: 10 a.m. Short story, music and sensory play for ages 2-5.
Teen Tuesday: 3 p.m. Geared toward ages 12 and up. No registration required. Every Wednesday in April Wiggly Wednesday: 10 a.m. Each week different activities for preschool and/or toddlers Teen Reading Lounge:
An interactive, hands-on, book discussion for teens from 3-4:30 p.m. Kutztown Area Garden Club Bus Trip: June 15 trip to Bowman’s Wildflower
preserve at New Hope and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gardens. Cost includes bus transportation, driver’s tip, admission, taxes and water. Add $7 for a box lunch. Leave Kutztown at 9 a.m. and return 5:30 p.m. Deadline for tickets is May 20. Make checks to Kutztown Area Garden Club. Call 610683-8684 Friends of the Kutztown Community Library Bus
Trip: Tour the Philadelphia Stadiums Aug. 13. Guided, behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Financial Field home of the Philadelphia Eagles and Citizens Bank Park home of the Philadelphia Phillies with time to browse in gift shops, lunch at McFadden’s Restaurant & Pub. Cost includes bus fare, driver’s tip, and all admissions. Lunch is not included in the price of the trip. Leave Kutztown at 8 a.m. arrive back 6 p.m. Call 610-683-5820.
FLEETWOOD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Build It!: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Build with our blocks, Lincoln logs, magnetic tiles, Legos, and more. All ages welcome and no registration required. Preschool Storytime:
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ages 3-5 are welcome for songs, stories, games and crafts.
AREA EVENTS April 12
Kutztown Grange Open House & Community
Night: 7:30 p.m. at Kutztown Grange Hall. Entertainment by Buffalo Bill Cody portrayed by Guy Bieber. Fun, fellowship, refreshments and door prizes.
“One Flew Over The
Cuckoo’s Nest”: Fleetwood Community Theatre production held at 5 W. Arch St., Fleetwood. The dates are April 13, 14, 20, 21, at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2;30 p.m. Tickets for sale until April 12 or at the door. Call 484-793-0918.
Kutztown Folk Music
Society Concert: 8 p.m. at St. John’s UCC, 257 W. Walnut St., Kutztown. Don Sinetti performing folk songs ranging from sea shanties to haunting whaling ballads and Appalachian instrumentals. Donation to attend. Children 12 & under free. For more information contact Keith 610-683-8720, www. kfms.org.
Wine and Stein: 6 p.m. at the Henry Auditorium located on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus. Brandywine Community Library fundraiser, chocolates and sweets, Aulenbach Wines, Pinnacle Ridge Winery, Saucony Creek Brewery and food. Entertainment by Hannah Violet. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend. Call 610-682-7115 or stop in at library to purchase tickets.
AYCE Homemade Turkey
Pot-Pie Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. at Kutztown Grange Hall, Kemp Street and James Alley, Kutztown. Lettuce with bacon dressing, corn & green beans, applesauce, rolls, beverage and dessert. Children 3 and under eat free. Quarts and take outs available.
Children’s Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. $5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members. Children will discover the diversity in the world of eggs with a book reading of “An Egg is Quiet” and hands-on science and art activities, followed by a guided walk through the Garden. Registration required and limited to 15, ages 5-8. 610-7566961, www.hawkmountain.org.
Mike & Linda Hertzog: will provide music at St. Peter’s UCC of Molltown’s 10:15 a.m. worship service at 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood (610-9449418)
Reading Women’s Connection: “The Prodigal Comes Home” Dinner Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gionnotti’s Country Manor, 3118 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood. For men, women and teens. Special feature: Matt Cougle of Cougle’s Recycling shares “what to or not to recycle and why.” Special speaker: Keith Clemons of Aiken, S.C., speaks about “The Prodigal Comes Home.” Cost $20. For reservations call Ellen at 610-9212604.
Fleetwood Area Historical Society meeting: 7 p.m. in their meeting room in the Fleetwood Community Center. John Schmoyer will present his program ‘100 Years of Philly’s Baseball History’.
Kutztown Area Garden
Club meeting: 7 p.m. Held at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Helpful hints for Happy Herbs by Priscilla Plucinsky and Billie Beadle, both are Berks County Master Gardeners and Herb Society Members. 610-683-5820
Berks County Genealogical Society Monthly
Meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Berks County Genealogical Society Library, Room 413 at the GoggleWorks, 201 Washington St., Reading. Paul Miller, author of “Blue Marsh and the Pleasant Valley - One Last Look,” will show slides of properties, including historic and vintage houses displaced by the Blue Marsh Dam project. Talk will cover Blue Marsh, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Valley, State Hill and the Brownsville areas. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments before meeting. Free to BCGS members; donation requested of non-members.
Berks County Patriots
Candidates Night: 6:30 8:30 p.m. at the Leesport Market Auction Hall, Leesport. All candidates have been invited to a Townhall format. Bring questions. Free. All invited.
Pioneer Grange #1777, Topton Community
Night: 7:30 p.m. Entertainment by singer Dave Loehr. Refreshments and fellowship following program. The public is invited.
Connection: “Thankful for the Memories” Dinner Party, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Janelle Restaurant, 360 Fleetwood Road, Bowers. Special feature: Don VanGoethem of “Memories Preserved” — video to DVD transfer. Special music: David Reinwald. Special speaker: Keith Clemons, Aiken, S.C., speaks about “The Prodigal Comes Home.” Cost is $15. For reservations call Cheryl at 610-781-9165.
Family Movie Night: “Gnomeo & Juliet” 6:30 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Bring the whole family.
Spaghetti Dinner: 4to7 p.m., Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Rd., Krumsville. Spaghetti with meatballs, fresh salad bar, homemade desserts. Take-out available. Tickets for sale. Under 4 years free. 610-756-6210
Taste of Spring: wine tasting at Pinnacle Ridge Winery, 407 Old 22, Kutztown, April 21 and 22, 12 to 5 p.m. All invited to join in a celebration of new vintages, 2017 Dry Rosé, 2017 Dry Riesling, 2017 Naked Chardonnay. Pinnacle will also be pouring a margarita made with their brand new Naked Chardonnay. Sample in the Wine Loft, and even stay awhile and sip on a glass ($5, cash only) Copies of the margarita recipe available. 610-756-4481, email@example.com , www.pinridge.com
Friends of Kaercher
Creek Spring Cleanup: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rain date April 28. Pickup of branches and limbs, litter pickup. Perhaps, some weed whacking and raking. Depending on weather, may be able to paint benches. No grass cutting, unless dramatic change in weather. To attend contact Tim Mazaika at 610-562-4261 or through the Facebook page, Friends of Kaercher Creek. Anyone desiring to help should arrive by 8:45 to sign a waiver, as required by the Fish & Boat Commission. Dress prop-
erly and bring work gloves and simple garden tools, such as a rake and pruners. Bottled water provided to volunteers and there will be a shore lunch after the work detail.
Flamin Dick & The Hot
Rods: Shoemakersville Fire Company Banquet Hall. Doors & Kitchen open 6:30 p.m. Cash bar. Music 8-11 p.m. Attendance 21 or older. Tickets for sale, call 610-926-6800, 484645-0117, 610-562-3998.
6th Annual Pa. Dutch
Buffet: Enjoy all your Dutch favorites at Janelle’s Catering Hall, 360 Fleetwood Rd., Bowers. Doors open 12:15 p.m. Tickets for sale at courtesy desk at Radcliffe’s Great Valu, 953 State St., Mertztown. Advance sales only. Proceeds benefit the Longswamp Township Historical Society.
Reading on the Trail: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, $5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members. Join author Kathy Miller for a guided walk along the trails while reading “Chippy Chipmunk Feels Empathy.” Registration required and limited to children ages 4-10. Price is per family. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.
Pioneer Grange #1777, Topton Basket Bingo: 6:45 p.m. Purchase of ticket includes 25 games, hot dog, drink, and door prize. Special games extra. For tickets call Cindy at 610-641-0070 or Tammy at 610-463-7213.
Iron Ore Mines of Rittenhouse Gap: Dr. Kurt Friehauf will share his research and findings on these abandoned mines following a historical overview. Ore samples will be on display. Hosted by the Longswamp Township Historical Society 7 p.m. at Longswamp Township Municipal Bldg., 1112 State St., Mertztown. Free admission.
The Wonders of Wildflowers: 1 to 2:30 p.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. Trail fee charged. Join Kutztown University ecologist Dr. Chris Sacchi for a casual walk featuring the identification of spring flowering plants and general information about forest ecology. Registration required. Call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.
Spring Book Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 Bag Sale (Limit 1 DVD/CD bag per person) at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610-683-5820
Lehigh Valley Autism
Speaks Walk: ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk start.
Mondays at Firefly
Bookstore: 7 p.m. Firefly Bookstore, 271 W. Main St., Kutztown. Community Liaison Sandy Green speaks about “A new Job Description.” Green is the former mayor of Kutztown. She has established a great relationship with the University and the Kutztown community. Free and open to the public.
Role of Stitching: 6to8 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Stacy Hortner, quilter, felter, and textile sculptor, speaks on the role of stitching in women’s lives in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the artistic expression, the utility, the meditative, along with the increasing involvement of men in the embroidery and quilting worlds. For more aboutspeaker go to www. stacysmaterialworld.com.
Running of the Cougars
5k: The Kutztown Area High School Class of 2021 hosts fourth annual 5K run and fun walk to be held on May 6 at noon. The race will begin in the brand new KAHS Stadium and will follow a course around the perimeter of the school district property. Prizes awarded. In order guarantee a race shirt, registrations must be submitted by April 18. Same-day registration is also available. Race information and registration forms are available at the KAHS office, or online at www. kasd.org. Following the event will be the dedication of the new stadium at 2 p.m.