leesport boroughWelcome to the October 2015 edition of the Leesport Current Events Newsletter. This month features many great fall and halloween themed events. Check out some of the most popular indoor and outdoor happenings near Leesport, Reading, and Berks County during the month of October, brought to you by DAK Self Storage:

Upcoming Berk County Events

Event Company Date Details
Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest Reading Liederkranz 10/01/15-10/04/15 Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest continues on October 1st and 2nd beginning at 5 p.m. and October 3rd and 4th at 11 a.m. Come on out to this German festival featuring German food, beer, and costumes. This event has been voted 4th Oktoberfest celebration in the world by Business Insider and thousands of visitors from neighboring states come to attend!
Berks Heritage Festival  Berks County Parks and Recreation  10/03/15-10/04/15 This historical festival will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at the Berks County Heritage Center off of Route 183. Come learn more about the area’s history and transportation through demonstrations, exhibitions, music, lectures, walks, and crafts. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for comfort during the performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is free to the public and parking is available for a $5.00 donation.
Nolde Forest Sunday Nolde Forest State Park 10/04/15 Three events will take place on this Nolde Forest Sunday. The first is Beauty of Botany: Ferns and Moss from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Come out for a forest walk through and learn how to identify plants with Dr. Susan Munch in this interactive experience. This program is designed for ages 15 and up and registration is required on the event website. Be prepared to spend the entire time outdoors. An indoor lecture will be held in the event of rain.The second event is the Nolde Mansion Open House from 1:00 to 4 p.m. Explore the Nolde family history through a video, mansion tour, scavenger hunt, and other activities. Registration is not required.

The third event is Explore Turtle Pond from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Collect, identify, and release the inhabitants of Turtle Pond with Nolde staff in this hands-on workshop. The program will meet at McConnell Hall and follow a short hike to the pond. Register in advance on the event website.

Family Story Time with Molly the Therapy Dog West Lawn Wyomissing Hills Library 10/05/15 This program is specifically designed for struggling readers, but all level readers are welcome to join. There will be stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts beginning at 6 p.m. Molly the Therapy Dog is very friendly, loves kids and listening to readers. This event is recurring on October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at 6 p.m. No registration required.
Family and Homeschool Workshop Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center 10/06/15 and 10/10/15 This family and homeschool workshop will focus on the art and math of quilts. It will occur on Tuesday, October 6 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. and  Saturday, October 10 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. The details of quilts will be studied in an educational activity. Participants will also get to practice quilt design and make a quilt patterned snack. Workshops are $5 per person and parents are welcome to participate as well. Programs are designed for elementary and middle school students. Advance registration is required.
Hay Creek Apple Festival Hay Creek and Joanna Furnace 10/10/15-10/11/15 Come out to the Hay Creek Apple Festival for a day of great family fun at the Historic Joanna Furnace off of Route 10. Parking is available for a donation. There will ben an all-you-can-eat apple pancake breakfast served from 7 to 11 a.m. An abundance of apple foods will be available to purchase throughout the day, including: fresh cider, fritters, pies, tarts, dumplings, schnitz und knepp, apple butter, kettle soup, and more. Bakers are invited to enter the apple dessert contest with pies, cakes, breads, muffins, and other recipes. Other activities include scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, historical games, hayrides, and pony rides. A flea market area with over 100 vendors will also be present.
Haunted Boyertown Walk Boyertown Area Historical Society 10/10/15 and 10/24/15 Come explore Boyertown and learn why it is often known as one of the most haunted small towns in America in this spooky and historic event. The walks will leave from the Boyertown Area Historical Society. Tickets are required and can be purchased in advance or at the event. Children must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by parent or guardian.
Halloween Hike and Hayride Berks County Parks and Recreation 10/24/15 Enjoy a hike and hayride through the beautiful Angora Fruit Farm orchards. Guides will lead the hike through halloween themed paths. It will end in a hayride, campfire, and treats. Register early as this program fills up quickly by calling 484-509-2667. Hikes leave every 15 minutes and cost $5 per person. All ages are invited and children may wear costumes.