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Bear Creek Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange. Tuesday networking and business exchange at the Starlite Diner at Routes 100 and Route 22 in Fogelsville. Networking at 7:30 a.m. Meeting is 7:45 to 9 a.m. Contact Joshua Daly at 484-554-2641 to reserve a spot.
Kutztown Main Street Growers MarketNow Closed for the Season.
First to Serve: Berks County and the Path to Civil War
Historical Society of Berks County honors the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with its inaugural Civil War exhibit. Exhibit continues through June 8, 2013 at 940 Centre Ave., Reading. Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 610-375-4375 www.berkshistory.org.
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown, hosts a Book Club Discussion on second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. A few copies of the book available in the library. First come, first served. Go to kutztownlibrary.org and put a copy on hold. Call 610-683-5820 for more information.
Upcoming selections are:
Sept. 25: All Other Nights by Dara Horn (special discussion led by Ann Michael)
Oct. 9: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Nov. 13: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Kutztown Community Library Storytimes
StoryRiders preschool storytimes for ages 0 to 5. Barbara Hughes leads stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft at a new date and time, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Baby Lapsit Storytimes are held on Mondays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Preschool Storytimes are held on Mondays at 10 a.m.
Visit the Library’s calendar of events at kutztownlibrary.org for more information. The Library is located at 70 Bieber Alley in Kutztown and can be reached at 610-683-5820.
Autism Awareness Beer and Food Tasting Fundraiser
Seating at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. Hosted at CC’s Wooden Grill, Kutztown, with Gretz Beer Company. CC’s food and beer pairing includes five courses and several Gretz Beers. Complimentary soda provided by Kutztown Bottling Works. Dessert provided by The Frying Dutchman. Musical entertainment. Limited seating of 30. Purchase tickets at CC’s or call 484-641-5059 2-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Tickets on sale until Sept. 15. Portion of ticket sales go to Autism Awareness.
Fall Art Classes
Through Sept. 28, Hamburg Area Arts Alliance offering art classes at affordable prices: basket weaving, journaling, painting, drawing, and jewelry making. For a complete schedule and registration, visit www.hamburgpa.org, call 610-562-3106, or stop in The Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State St.
Living with Loss grief support group
Offered by Diakon Family Life Services with the first meeting on Oct. 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and continue to Nov. 6 at The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. Sessions led by a counseling professional and provide a forum for participants to share experiences, learn coping skills and understand the emotions that arise when suffering a loss. Sponsored by Ludwick Funeral Homes. Free of charge for participants. For more info or to register, contact Diakon Family Life Services at 610-682-1337 or toll free at 1-888-499-2699. Register by Sept. 25 required.
St. Joseph Medical Center offer series of classes Mondays Oct. 1 to 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bern Campus. Open to the public. Taken during the 6th or 7th month, designed to educate parents about the physical and emotional aspects of the birthing process, including the role of the labor coach. There is a fee. For additional information, contact Karen Sponagle at 610-378-2003. Registration required; call 610-378-2100.
Managing Diabetes classes
Wednesdays, Oct. 3 to 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Health Network at Shelbourne Square. Registration required; call 610-378-2100. For additional information, contact Angela Serafin, RN, MSN, CDE at 610-208-4626.
Fleetwood Public Library
Sept. 9, 26, Oct 10, 17, 31, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19 Preschool Storytime 9:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W Arch St., Fleetwood 610-944-0146
Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8
Come Read to a therapy dog 10 to 11 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W Arch St., Fleetwood 610-944-0146
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Free Kids Yoga, ages 5 and up. Registration required Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W Arch St., Fleetwood 610-944-0146
Family Book Bingo
6:30 p.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W Arch St., Fleetwood 610-944-0146
7 to 9 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting is open to the public. This meeting was rescheduled from Sept. 27.
Kutztown Women’s Connection Orchid Growing Dinner Party
6:30 p.m. at Janelle Restaurant, Bowers. There is a fee. Bill Shore presents growing orchids on the window sill. JoAnne Shore speaks on “Life is a relationship.” For reservations call Cheryl at 610-683-7247.
Kutztown Youth Athletic Association rededicates the Kutztown Little League baseball field
beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Little League baseball field in Kutztown Park in memory of Grant E. “Gitch” Bleiler during a special ceremony. Bleiler coached all ages of youth baseball in Kutztown from 1959 through 1995. He was one of the founding members of the Kutztown Youth Athletic Association in 1966 and served as its President for more than 25 years. During that time he oversaw the construction of both the Little League baseball field and the girls softball field in Kutztown Park. He also led the way in organizing the Kutztown girls youth softball league in 1974. All current and former players, and fans of the community’s youth athletic programs are invited to attend. A fall baseball game will follow the dedication.
Spreading Free Smiles Across Berks County
Dr. Messersmith and Dr. Keller will host Kutztown’s 1st annual Dentistry From The Heart event providing a free day of dental care to residents in need at 162A Trexler Ave., Kutztown. The line will begin as early as midnight the night before, with hundreds prepared to camp out. In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as a way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number without dental insurance, growing to include over 200 annual events nationwide and provided more than 45,000 people with free dental care services. Annually, Dr. Messersmith and his team provide the first 100 patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. This is the 1st annual event for Dr. Messersmith who has donated more than $10,000 in free dental care to local residents. For more information visit www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
Heritage Harvest Fescht (Heemet Fescht)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown.
Free event. Wagon rides, children’s crafts, folklife demonstrations, PA Dutch food, book signings with local authors and more. Visit www.kutztown.edu/pgchc or 610-683-1589.
Multi-Family Yard & Bake Sale
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society at 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli. Call 610-395-0763 for information. Refreshments available.
5th annual Walk for a Cure and Fall Festival for Austin’s Research Fund
at Kutztown Fairgrounds. Raise money for Desmoid Tumors which Austin Conrad, 17, Fleetwood, has been battling since he was 10. All proceeds benefit the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. Craft and home show vendors, children’s games and crafts, raffles, a silent auction, home made baked goods and food. Walk for a Cure registration 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and walk at 10:45 a.m. Live entertainment by the Majestics at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Dane Becker & the Chameleons at 1:30 p.m. Speaker from DTRF speaks at noon. Special guests Ray McClelland from the show Car Warriors and Kevin Reilly, a former Philadelphia Eagles player who lost his arm to Desmoid Tumors. Car and motorcycle show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Corinne at 610-944-7224 or Rochelle at 610-207-3814 or email email@example.com.
Harvest Pottery Show
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lazy Leaf Pottery, Wessners’ Grove, 196 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown. Show by Chelea Wessner. Call 610-683-5183, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.lazyleafpottery.intuitwebsites.com.
Getting to Know Authors
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Miss Jenny invites older preschoolers and elementary-age kids to join her as they get to know their favorite authors through reading their books and doing a craft. Today’s author: Judith Viorst.
4th Annual Organic Apple Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, rain or shine. Admission is free but parking fee per vehicle. Pick Your Own Organic Apples available on a first come, first serve basis. Music, food, kids games, and wagon tours of the farm throughout the day. Call 610-683-1400 or directions/questions.
Wheelwrights and Wagons
2 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center. Join Del Louise Moyer, research coordinator for the Free Library of Philadelphia/PA German Collection, for a PowerPoint presentation on how to make a wheel and innovative contributions made by the Gruber Wagon Works, Hamburg Carriage Works and present day wheelwrights at Witmer Coach Shop in New Holland. Presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information call 610.374.8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.
9 to 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Franciscan Room. Free seminar, “How the American Cancer Society Can Help Cancer Patients.” Free Continental Breakfast. Opportunity for cancer patients, friends and families, and professionals to learn about the free programs and services available through the American Cancer Society. Barb Bieber, Senior Cancer Control Specialist with ACS will speak and answer questions. Sponsored by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a partnership between Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown and St. Joseph Medical Center. RSVP requested. Contact Lauren Favinger at 610-376-7144 ext. 313 or Lfavinger@allentowndiocese.org.
Free Book Discussion
7 p.m. at the Kutztown Community Library. Book discussion of “All Other Nights” by Dara Horn. This novel is uncovers the role of Jewish Americans during the Civil War and is based on historical facts. The session will be led by PA Humanities Scholar Ann Michael, a DeSales University professor, who leads lively discussion groups. Books are available at the library. Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council as part of the PA 150 Civil War Road Show and also by the Kutztown Community Library. Founded in 1973, the PHC provides a variety of humanities projects, expert speakers, book discussions, and social media projects that help Pennsylvanians learn about the past and share their life experiences with one another. The program is free and open to the public. The KCL is located at 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown. For information call 610-683-5820.
Free Financial Aid Awareness Seminar
7 p.m. in Alvernia University’s Bernardine Hall Lecture Hall, 400 St. Bernardine St. in Reading.State Sen. Judy Schwank is partnering with Alvernia University, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), and the Pennsylvania Treasury Department. PHEAA representatives will detail the various financial aid opportunities for college and the steps to apply for them. Also presentations from the Alvernia University Office of Student Financial Planning and the Pennsylvania Treasury Department’s PA 529 college savings program.Registration for the free seminar encouraged, but not required. Contact the senator’s office at 610-929-2151 for more information and to register for the event.
Neighborhood Yard Sale benefit
Sept. 28 and 29 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 602 College Garden Drive, Kutztown, rain or shine. Food available for purchase. Raffle tickets for sale. All food and raffle ticket purchases will go to Autism Awareness. Raffle drawing held on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. There will be 75 raffle ticket winners, prizes include gift cards, Folk Festival Crafts, Jewelry, White Victory Sofa, Old dolls and lots more. Grand prize is a three-wheel bicycle. Kid games on Sept. 29, everyone is a winner. Raffle tickets sold at Renninger’s Farmers Market on Sept. 21 and 22.
Concert on the historic 1770 Tannenberg organ
3 p.m. at Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, 340 Moselem Church Rd., (Richmond Twp.) Kutztown. Thomas Dressler, guest organist. Free will offering. Reception following the concert in the Social Hall. Public is invited.
CONCERN Info Meeting
6 to 8 p.m., CONCERN: Professional Services for Children, Youth and Families will hold an informational meeting for prospective foster parents. To attend, call 610-944-0445. Visit www.CONCERN4kids.org.
Lost Access: Fleetwood
A non-profit organization that addresses Grandparent Visitation issues will meet Monday, Oct. 1 at Berks Encore, 109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.grandparentchildconnect.org, email email@example.com or call 610-698-7359.
Fleetwood Rotary Club event held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Moselem Springs Golf Club. Music, cocktails, food, and a live & silent auction. Business attire. All proceeds benefit the Fleetwood Rotary Foundation. Space is limited. Order tickets at Fleetwoodparotary.org or contact Kathy Greiss, at 484-680-1517.
Deadline to register: Small Business Legal Hour on Debt Collection
When: Oct. 10, 12 to 1 p.m. at the Fleetwood Grille at Simmeria, 24 E. Main Street, Fleetwood. Are you still waiting to be paid for services you performed? Confused as to what to do next? Attorney Jacob Thielen will review steps and options to resolve these disputes in and out of court and discuss what options are the most appropriate, cost effective, and successful. Lunch provided by O’Keefe & Sher PC. Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED by Oct. 5. Please contact Ali Bechtel at 610-683-0771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
food, fun, and activities are being planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 8 p.m. at New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Rd., Kempton. Delicious food from walking tacos to pierogies, bingo, Chinese Auction, a cake walk, The Chaz Band, DJ Dance Party, hay rides, and two talks by that famous expert on ghost stories and bizarre happenings Charlie Adams, pumpkin pie eating contest and other games and more. For more information call 610-756-6589.
PA Chapter, Palatines to American, 2012 Fall conference.
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Academic Forum, Kutztown University. Speakers: Dr. Robert Reynolds - The Hottenstein Farms of Maxatawny; James Landes - A Matter of Interpretation: Using Data from Pennsylvania’s Colonial Tax Records; Patrick Donmoyer - Pa Dutch Braucherei: Traditional Medicine in the Dutch Country. Buffet lunch, book vendors & tour the PA German Cultural Heritage Center. Preregistration requested, visit website www.palam.org and go to chapters - Pennsylvania.
31st Annual Heritage Festival
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 7, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Berks County Heritage Center. Live music, draft horses, a mule-powered carousel, Old Time Plow Boys Children’s Tractor Pedal pull and more. On stage Oct. 7 The Wallace Brothers Band 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Toad Creek Ramblers 1:45 and 3:15 p.m. Admission is free. Patrons will be charged a fee per car to park. The Berks County Heritage Center is located on Red Bridge Road in Bern Township. For more information or directions, call 610-374-8839 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.
Wine & Cheesecake Pairing Event Weekend
Oct. 6 and 7, noon to 5 p.m., both days, on the Berks County Wine Trail.Experience wines of the region and an array of different cheesecakes. Ticketholders get to enjoy samples of a different type of cheesecake at each winery, paired with a wine produced in Berks. Formerly Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend, the wine trail wanted to sweeten things up this Autumn. There is a cost for tickets. Tickets are valid at all 8 wineries during the event weekend. This wine trail event is self-guided. Proceeds from the event help pay for the wine trail’s annual expenses (website, maps, brochures). Tickets on sale at each winery or by purchasing online with Local Wine Events www.localwineevents.com.For more information about the wine trail and its member wineries, or maps/directions: www.berkscountywinetrail.com.
Berks County’s Outstanding Young Woman
7p.m. at Kutztown Area Senior High School, 19 senior girls will compete for the title of Berks County’s Outstanding Young Woman. During the program, each of the girls will compete for $12,800 in cash scholarships in the following areas:Judges Interview – 20%, Scholastic Achievement – 20%, Aerobics and Fitness – 20%, Performing Arts – 20%, Presence and Presentation – 20%. In addition to scholarships being awarded in the five categories listed above, scholarships will be awarded to the third runner-up, second runner-up, first runner-up, The Keystone Award, and the title winner. The winner of this program will represent Berks County in Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Young Woman Program to be held in Reading on Nov. 24. Tickets (reserved seating only) can be purchased from any of the representatives or by calling the ticket chairman at 484-225-8518. Tickets may also be available at the door the night of the program.
Awesome Dawgs Dog Training, LLC furr-st facility open house
11 a.m. to 5p.m.at the training center, 3052 Pricetown Road, Temple. Vendors, live music, food, and much more.
Small Business Legal Hour on Debt Collection
12 to 1 p.m. at the Fleetwood Grille at Simmeria, 24 E. Main Street, Fleetwood. Are you still waiting to be paid for services you performed? Confused as to what to do next? Attorney Jacob Thielen will review steps and options to resolve these disputes in and out of court and discuss what options are the most appropriate, cost effective, and successful. Lunch provided by O’Keefe & Sher PC. Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED by Oct. 5. Please contact Ali Bechtel at 610-683-0771 or email@example.com.
Fleetwood’s 3rd Annual Crop Walk
Registration at 12:15 p.m. and the walk starts at 1p.m. at the Fleetwood High School Stadium sponsored by St. Paul’s U.C.C. Church in Fleetwood. The walk helps fight hunger.
Downtown Trick-Or-Treat Night
6 to 8 p.m. on Main Street, Kutztown, which will be closed to traffic.
Kutztown Borough Trick-Or-Treat
6 to 9 p.m. in Kutztown.
6:30 p.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W Arch St., Fleetwood. Games and crafts for kids of all ages. 610-944-0146
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