Special Township Events & Parks Programs

The Township and the Parks Department is more than park rentals and pavilions! The department has a host of exciting and unique programs that will appeal to all ages of our residents. We encourage you to participate and discover the benefits of an active mind and body.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

SPECIAL TOWNSHIP EVENTS

Halloween House Decorating Contest - October 22

We hope to promote the ghoulish times and the sparkling lights of the Halloween season. 

 

Rules of the Contest: 

All contestants must live within the Muhlenberg School District.
1. ​Entry deadline is Oct. 20 at 12 noon. Please call 610-929-4727 ext 265 or email recreate@muhlenbergtwp.com.
2. Judging will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 9PM.
3. Homeowners are encouraged to designate in what category they would like to be considered, but the Arts Board has the right to reassign the category. 
 

Halloween Categories include:

 

Whimsical/Creative - display has hand designed elements; moving decorations; use of music. 

 

Holiday Spirit - display includes most or all aspects of home and yard.

 

Haunting - display has a scary or ghoulish theme.

 

Fall/Harvest - display exhibits colors and items indicative of the fall season.

 

Contemporary - display has some creative use of inflatables.

 

4. Winners will be notified by Oct. 25 and a photo of their home will be posted on the Township website and/or in the winter edition of the Township Magazine. All contestants
grant Muhlenberg Township the nonexclusive right to use a photo of their decorated home in future promotional materials.​ 

Hometown Heroes Banner Program
Do you know of an active duty or retired service man or woman? Muhlenberg Township currently has a Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This is a great way to honor and thank those who served and continue to serve our country. We are looking for interested parties to sponsor banners that will be placed on light poles within Jim Dietrich Park. The banners are 60” tall and 30” wide and will have a photo and details of your Hometown Hero such as where and when they served. Banners are made of durable weather-resistant vinyl which will last for many years. Banners have already been hung at Jim Dietrich Park, so act now to reserve a spot. Information can be found on our website at www.muhlenbergtwp.com, by calling the office at 610-929-4727, or by visiting the office at 210 George Street, Reading, PA 19605 between the hours of 8AM and 4:30PM Monday through Friday. We need at least 15 banners per set to maintain a banner cost of $200 which we currently have so the only wait time will be for the banners to be printed. You will have an opportunity to see a proof of your banner before it is printed. ​Contact the office at 610-929-4727 or stop in during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 4:30PM to obtain an application or download here:
 

Hometown Heroes Application.pdf​

PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS
Mother & Son "Minute to Win It" game night - November 3
NEW to the Township’s list of Community Events is the Mother/Son night at the Muhlenberg Elementary Center on November 3rd from 7 to 9PM. This action filled evening is built around the popular game show Minute to Win it. Contestants will take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house. So plan ahead for a fun night that Mothers can enjoy with their Sons. $25/couple; $5/additional siblings. 
Snacks, drinks and keepsake 
photo included. 

PICKLEBALL - AVAILABLE NOW AT TEMPLE PLAYGROUND
What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badmintontennis, and table tennis.Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard pastime but has become popular among adults as well.​ The Pickleball courts are now open at Temple Playground. Take a look at the rules and get started playing today!

Pickleball Rules Summary.pdf

​Yoga in the Park - October 11 (Wednesdays for 6 weeks)

This event will be held Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:45PM starting October 11th at Jim Dietrich Park near the farmhouse. (This will be held inside the farmhouse in the event of inclement weather.) The fee is $10/class (cash only) payable to the instructor. This is an all levels class, if you are new to yoga please arrive early for some basic instruction. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat. We ask that you arrive early for the first class you attend to fill out paperwork. 

POUND excercise class - September 19 (Tuesdays for 8 weeks)

Have you heard of the new fitness craze called Pound? Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Come join in the fun as you sweat, rock out and feel your body. Lauren is a certified instructor and will keep you motivated during class. Classes will be held on Tuesday evening starting on Sept.19 thru Oct.24 from 7 to 7:45 pm at the recreation building. The cost is $50/ 6-week class (pre-registration required) or $10/ drop in session (cash only for drop in). Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water to class. Drum sticks will be provided. This is a class for all levels; modifications will be suggested. Please come a few minutes early to your first class to fill out a waiver from. A second six-weeks session is scheduled from Nov. 7 thru Dec. 12. ​ 

Medium Reading - October 17, November 14
Reach out to the spirit world with Psychic Medium Nellie Walter. You might have the opportunity to receive a message from a family member, friend or loved one who has passed on. This program is scheduled from 6:30 to 8PM at the Muhlenberg Township Building’s main meeting room. The doors will open at 6PM. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $20/person and pre-registration is required. There is a maximum of 45 people/session. Non-believers are welcome, but come with an open mind.  

Spring Flea Market Sign-ups
Sign-ups start for the Saturday, May 12th Flea Market at 9AM on Thursday, March 15th at the Township Building. Flea market rain date is Sunday, May 13th.

Flag Drop off Box

Remember that Muhlenberg Township has a retired flag drop off box located at 210 George Street near the south entrance of the building. Please respect the flag and drop it off so that it can be disposed of in a proper manner. The box is painted red, white and blue so that you will not mistake it for a regular mail box. We will take flags of all kinds. Thank you to a local Eagle Scout who provided this box to the Township so that we can offer this service to the community.
ARTS BOARD
Arts Board Programs 
Artists Wanted
The Arts Board continues to display local artist’s work on a monthly basis at the Muhlenberg Township Building. The Board seeks artists willing to display their work during 2017. There is no fee to exhibit and items can be for sale. All art must be hang able hung for this display. Please contact the Parks Office at 610.929.4727 ext 265 for an application and more details.  

The Muhlenberg Community Chorus is accepting new members. All you need is the love of singing. Join the group as they rehearse at Grace Alsace UCC on 2151 Kutztown Rd. on Monday nights from 6 to 7:30PM. Call Joanne Lutz at 610.478.7939 for more information.
BUS TRIPS​​
Mt. Airy Casino with Show - November 7​

The bus departs from the Kmart parking lot on 5th St. Highway (garden center side) at 8AM. Once you arrive at Mt. Airy Casino you can gamble for a bit before enjoying a buffet lunch and then a show highlighting the songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at 1PM. The bus will depart Mt. Airy at 4PM.The cost of the trip is $79/person to include $10 slot play, buffet lunch, show and transportation. Must be over 21 for this trip and please bring along your photo ID.  

GOLDEN MUHLS SENIOR GROUP

This group has an active membership of people 55+ years of age that live in and around the Muhlenberg area. Each month they attend a regular meeting that has a speaker/ program at the Recreation Building from 10AM to 12 noon on the 4th Monday of the month (unless noted otherwise). Limited handicap parking is available around the back of the building. Membership is $5/ year and $3 for each meeting that you attend. If you have any questions contact Karen by calling 610.929.4727 ext 265. 
  
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