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Send events to The Kutztown Area Patriot at 12 South Fourth Street, Hamburg, Pa., 19526; fax to 610-562-4644; or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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.
Kutztown High School Leo Club Collection
Accepting all gently used books, magazines, CDs, LPs, cassettes, DVDs, VHS tapes and assorted media for their spring sale. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. No encyclopedias. Accepting Harlequins and Danielle Steeles. Drop off donations at the high school office.
Tour of Southern Italy and Sicily
Dr. August Nigro, Professor Emeritus of Kutztown University, is facilitating a spring tour of Southern Italy and Sicily, from April 25 to May 6. The package includes airfare, transfers, four-star hotels, breakfasts, seven dinners, guided tours of Palermo, Agrigento, Taormina, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and more. For reservations and information contact August Nigro at 610-395-0703 or email@example.com.
Exhibit: Here’s Looking At You! Berks County Portraiture.
Selected portraits from the Historical Society of Berks County collection, which will be joined by complementary pieces on loan from private collections. Sept. 29 to July 20, 2013.
Fleetwood Public Library
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
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.
Free Kids Yoga
For ages 5 and up at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood. Registration required, call 610-944-0146.
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.
Kutztown photographer exhibit
Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown hosts a reception on Friday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. in a public showing of Matt Becker’s photographic work in their gallery. Presenting a selection of his current pieces, M.D. Becker is a self taught photographer who works and lives in Kutztown. His primary subjects are old buildings, barns and landscapes. Through his use of colors he creates a juxtaposition of a place that seems familiar, but only exists in the mind of the imaginer. He is a Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen member and has recently been featured in the “Home at Last” exhibit in the Guild of Craftsmen’s Lancaster gallery. Exhibit runs until Oct. 31.
Free Renewable Energy Seminar
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Cabela’s in Hamburg. Held by Manufacturers Resource Center. Discussion will include Solar Electric, Solar Thermal and other renewable alternatives. Also includes case studies and client testimony. Grants are still available. More details to be announced. More details will be posted to www.mrcpa.org/ (Event Calendar). To register, email contact information to email@example.com or call 610-758-6069.
Fleetwood Homecoming Parade is Oct. 5, and the homecoming game is Saturday Oct. 6. The Fleetwood Rec Board sponsors a weekend festival to channel the homecoming spirit into the community: a post parade celebration in the Fleetwood Park sponsored by the Fleetwood Rec Board, complete with food, games, hay rides, and a community bonfire. Then Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fleetwood Community Center is an open house and craft show. Also on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. is a Main Street open house sponsored by FAMSA where numerous businesses are having specials and events along Main Street, and Sunday is a line dancing and chili cook off event in the park sponsored by Fleetwood Borough. More details are available at www.FleetwoodBoro.com on the Parks page.
Kutztown Optimist Club Crab Cake Dinner
at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 201 E. Main St. in Kutztown. Dinner runs from 5 to8 p.m. Eat-in dinner includes one crab cake, a baked potato, homemade pepper cabbage, drinks, and desserts. Single crab cakes may be purchased for take-out. All proceeds benefit the youth programs administered by the Optimist Club of Kutztown. Call Ed Doerrman for details at 610-926-3337 or see any Optimist member.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fleetwood Area Main Street Association will be hosting their 1st Block Party for the community. Fleetwood Area businesses will line the sidewalks of Main Street to promote keeping their business local while supporting Fleetwood Area High School. Local food, music, a Chinese Auction, games and much more. While on Main Street, enjoy the art work on various merchant windows done by Fleetwood High School students.
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.
Chicken Pot Pie and Pepper Cabbage Sale
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out at St. Paul’s U.C.C., 47 S. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. Call Pat Eckert at 610-683-3789 or Elaine Seaman at 610-683-7692 to order.
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.
Pot Pie Supper
3 to 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s U.C.C., Maidencreek Road, Molltown. There is a charge. Children under age 6 eat for free.
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
7 p.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.
4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore architectural treasures in Hampden Heights, Lower Alsace Township, Alsace Township and Mt Penn. There is a cost for tickets. Tour is limited to age 12 and older. Call the Historical Society of Berks County at 610-375-4375 for information where to buy tickets or visit our website at www.berkshistory.org.
Awesome Dawgs Dog Training, LLC furr-st facility open house
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the training center, 3052 Pricetown Road, Temple. Vendors, live music, food, and much more.
Screening of Telling Amy’s Story and Champagne Brunch at Goggleworks
Berks Women in Crisis invites the public to the Goggleworks, 140 N. 3rd St., to screening of Telling Amy’s Story. Included in ticket price is a Champagne Brunch at Cucina Café. Advance reservations are available now through BWIC. This community awareness event is sponsored by the Goggleworks, Cucina Café & Catering, and the Verizon Foundation. Hosted by actress and domestic violence advocate Mariska Hargitay and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel of the State College Police Department, Telling Amy’s Story recounts the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred in State College on Nov. 8, 2001. The victim’s parents and co-workers, law enforcement officers, and court personnel share their perspectives on what happened to Amy in the weeks, months, and years leading up to her death. To make a reservationcall Karen at BWIC at 610-370-7810. Brunch served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Identity Theft Workshop
7 p.m. at New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Oct. 1 by calling 610-756-6586 or 610-683-3564. Register early to win a prize!
Kutztown American Legion Post 480 Meeting,
7 p.m. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown.
10:30 to 11 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Stories, rhymes and songs. Each child needs an actively participating adult, no accommodation for siblings. We sit on the floor, please dress comfortably.
11 a.m. to noon at Brandywine Community Library. Preschoolers are welcome to bring an adult to the library to sing songs and listen to stories. Today, Fire Safety. No StoryRider Storytime on Oct. 16. Resumes on Oct. 23 with Yummy in my Tummy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
QPR: Question, Persuade, Respond. A program for suicide prevention developed by Dr. Paul Quinnett. Presented at Huffs Union Church, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., in the upstairs of the Rohrbach chapel building, across Conrad Road from the church. There is no cost to attend this program. It is appropriate for teenagers and adults and lasts about one hour, followed by a time for questions. Need more information? Call certified QPR trainer Pastor Jane Kropa at 610-845-2626.
10 a.m. or 6 p.m. at Rittenhouse Senior Living, 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading. Medicare Enrollment Education free to the public. This is not a sales seminar. This is a free seminar to help you make the right choices for your Medicare Insurance during the open enrollment period from October to December. George Violand CLU ChFC is the speaker. Call 610-208-8890 to register.
9:30 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Preschooler themed stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. Bring an adult to assist in the events.
11:30 a.m. to noon at Brandywine Community Library. A weekly story time is just for toddlers from about 18 – 36 months (firm afoot when walking) and their adult caregiver. This pattern of short stories, songs, and rhymes with movement is for toddlers.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brandywine Community Library. Family friendly stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. There are no age restrictions, or sign up sheets.
Kutztown Folk Music Society concert
8 p.m. at St. John’s U.C.C., West Walnut St., Kutztown. The Dulcimer Boys will present traditional American folk tunes with hammered and mountain dulcimers. Admission by donation.
“Materials Hard and Soft” art exhibition
The Independent Space, 19 East Main St., Kutztown exhibit features the works of a Kutztown husband and wife, the “soft materials” art of fiber artist Dianne Vottero Dockery and the “hard materials” ceramic art of her husband Ken Dockery. Ken and Dianne are members of the Independent Space. Oct. 12 reception from 7 to 9 p.m. is open to the public. The exhibition concludes on Dec. 7. Other events, including a fiber and collage workshop, are planned in conjunction with the exhibition. Dates to be announced as plans are finalized.
Come Read to a Therapy Dog
10 to 11 a.m. at Fleetwood Public Library, 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, 610-944-0146.
Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner
4 to 7 p.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Old Route 22, Krumsville. There is a cost. Dessert and take outs available.
5th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk
Topton photographer Scott Weldon of Weldon Photography invites Kutztown shutterbugs to get their cameras out and go for a stroll with a group of other interested shutterbugs in Kutztown. From 3 to 5 p.m. Weldon will be leading a photo walk in Kutztown as part of the 5th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. It’s a social photography event where photography enthusiasts get together (usually in a downtown area or trendy section of town) to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photography enthusiasts. The event is free and spots are limited. Sign up at http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/kutztown-pa-united-states/.
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, Mem Fox.
Fleetwood’s 3rd Annual Crop Walk
Registration at 12:15 p.m. and the walk starts at 1 p.m. at the Fleetwood High School Stadium sponsored by St. Paul’s U.C.C. Church in Fleetwood. The walk helps fight hunger.
Come to the Fair Dinner Party
6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gionnotti’s Country Manor, 3118 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood. Reading Women’s Connection event. Features country fair, selling baked goods, crafts, white elephants and such. Speaker: Faye Ruble on “Happily Ever After... Fairy Tale or Reality?” There is a fee. For a reservation call Deb at 610-926-9623.
Come to the Fair Dinner Party
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Janelle Restaurant, Bowers. Kutztown Women’s Connection event. Fundraiser for Stonecroft Ministries, theme baskets, auction, flea market, cake walk and more. Speaker: Faye Ruble on “Happily Ever After... Fairy Tale or Reality?” There is a fee. For a reservation call Cheryl at 610-683-7247.
at Maidencreek Church, 261 Main St. (Rte. 73), Blandon, with food, fellowship and activities for all ages, 4 to 6 p.m. Entertainment by Miracles Gospel Quintet 6 to 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken.
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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