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

Temple Halloween Parade - October 6
Saturday, October 6th starting at 6PM. Over 75 groups including the Buccaneer Alumni Band, high school bands, car groups, fire companies, business floats, small and large costumed groups, and youth groups participate each year. The parade begins at the Muhlenberg Elementary Center and travels north up Kutztown Rd. and turns left onto Mt. Laurel Rd. For an application contact the Township Offices at 610.929.4727 or check out our website at www.muhlenbergtwp.com.

Haunted Hollow Hayride and Barn - October 12, 13, 14
During the hours of 7 to 10PM Jim Dietrich Park becomes haunted.  The Haunted Hayride will travel through the hollow and along the river. Be careful though… you don't know who’s hiding behind the trees or in the fields!  The Haunted Barn will take you on a scary adventure through various passage ways of the barn.  Be prepared for the fright of your life.  Refreshments will be available for purchase. 

The Haunted Hayride will be $10/ person, the Haunted Barn will be $10/ person and $18 for both attractions.  Other activities at various prices. 
 
Haunted Hollow Family Fest - October 13
From 11AM to 4PM on Saturday, Oct. 13th ONLY we will offer various family oriented fall activities with the help of several community groups.  Activities will include pumpkin painting by the Woman’s Club of Muhlenberg, apple launching, carnival games, a sheet maze, magic show by Rich Gerber, plus the traditional hayride.  All activities are administered with the help of the Leo Club.  Saturday afternoon is the only time that a traditional hayride will be offered over the weekend.   
 
Lighting of the Park - December 5 (snow date 12/7)
The Muhlenberg Township Parks & Recreation Department is sponsor­ing a family oriented Lighting of the Park Ceremony at the Temple Play­ground on Wednesday, December 5, 2017 (weather date Dec.7) from 7 to 8:30PM. Santa will arrive by way of a fire truck from the Temple Fire Company. He will help us light up the park then go inside our playground building to give out presents and hear all the children’s wishes. Light refreshments will also be available. Singing and music will be provided by the band and chorus students of the Muhlenberg Middle School.
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:
COMMUNITY EVENTS


PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS

Medium Nellie Walter - Oct. 16 & Nov. 13
Reach out to the spirit world with 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 main meeting room. The doors will open at 6PM with light refreshments and beverages. The cost is $25/person and pre-registration is required. There is a maximum of 45 people. Non-believers are welcome, but come with an open mind. Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, and strong fragrances for Nellie has an allergy.

POUND Excercise Class - September 19 (Tuesdays for 6 weeks) - November 7 (Tuesdays for 6 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 7:45PM at the recreation building. A second six-weeks session is scheduled from Nov. 7 thru Dec. 12.

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 form. 

Fortnite Bingo - November 9
All boys currently in kindergarten through 6th grade within the Muhlenberg School District or who attend Holy Guardian Angels are invited to attend the Mother/Son event. This event will be held at the Muhlenberg Elementary Center on Friday, November 9 from 7PM to 9PM. The cost is $25/couple and $5 for each additional sibling. You will play 8 games of Fortnite themed bingo throughout the night to win Fortnite inspired prizes, including “Supply drops” and V-Bucks Gift Cards. THE FINAL GAME WILL BE A FULL CARD BINGO GAME FOR A PS4. There will be Fortnite themed drinks and snacks. Tickets can be purchased at the Customer Service Center at the Muhlenberg Township Building until Thursday, November 8. Plan on joining us for a fun night and make memories with your special boy(s) that you will never forget. No tickets will be sold at the door.  
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 
 
Halloween House Decorating Judging – Oct. 21
1)            All contestants must live within the Muhlenberg School District. 
2)            Entry deadline is Oct. 19 at 12 noon. Please call 610-929-4727 ext 265 or email recreate@muhlenbergtwp.com.  Judging will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21 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. 24 and a photo of their home will be posted on the Township website and/or on the Parks Department’s Facebook page.  All contestants grant Muhlenberg Township the nonexclusive right to use a photo of their decorated home in future promotional materials.
 
 
Holiday House Decorating Judging – Dec. 16
Rules of the Contest:
1)        All contestants must live within the Muhlenberg School District. 
2)        Entry deadline is Dec. 14 at 12 noon.  Please call 610-929-4727 ext 265 or email recreate@muhlenbergtwp.com.  Judging will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 6 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. 
 
Holiday Categories: 
Whimsical/Creative – display has hand designed elements; moving decorations; use of music.
Holiday Spirit - display includes all or most aspects of home and yard.
Classic/ Nostalgic – displays utilizes traditional elements in decorating.
Contemporary - display has some creative uses of inflatables.
4)            Winners will be notified by Dec. 21 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.
 
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​​
All Bus Trips leave from the old Kmart parking lot on 5th Street Highway (side parking lot).
 
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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