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
RiverFest Muhlenberg's Food and Music Festival - August 25 & 26th

This event has become something everyone looks forward to for the end of the summer. Mark your calendar for Saturday. Aug. 25 from 10AM to 10PM and Sunday, Aug. 26 from 10AM to 7PM at Jim Dietrich Park.  The backdrop of the Schuylkill River will be our vista for this Music Festival. We will have two stages of music, a beer and wine garden, food vendors of all kinds, artisan and home-based businesses. There will be a sanctioned Quoiting Tournament this year as well. Come join in the fun for the entire family along the Schuylkill River.  If you are a business that would like to get involved with this program as a vendor or sponsor, please contact the Parks Office at 610-929-4727. 

RiverFest Vendor Application.pdf​

Temple Halloween Parade
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.


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
Muhlenberg Golf Tournament - August 10th
The Golf Tournament Fund Raiser will be held at the Rich Maiden Golf Club with a shotgun start at 8AM. The cost is $70/person which includes greens fee, golf cart, lunch and chances to win prizes. The money raised will be used to support the Temple Halloween Parade and the Haunted Hollow events. If you would like to sponsor or participate in this event call 610-929-4727. 

Wine and Dine - August 11th (Raindate 8/12)
The annual Wine and Dine event hosted by the Muhlenberg Rotary and Lions Club assisted by the Parks and Recreation Department will take place out at Jim Dietrich Park.  The gates open at 4PM with the Uptown Band starting at 5:30PM and ending at 8PM. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Bring your own picnic lunch and buy your wine at the event from three local wineries. A vendor will be available for additional food. No other alcoholic beverage will be available or allowed at the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Township Building, the Muhlenberg Community Library or from any Rotary or Lions Club member. The bulk of the proceeds from this event benefit Muhlenberg Police educational programs. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 

PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS
Yoga in the Park - June 26th (Tuesdays for 5 weeks)
Participants will gather at the pavilion near the red barn within Jim Dietrich Park (within the farmhouse if weather is bad) between the hours of 7 and 8PM on Tuesdays for 5 weeks starting on June 26th. There is a $10/class drop-in rate (cash only) payable to the instructor. This is an all levels class. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and a water bottle with you to class. Please arrive early to the first class that you attend to fill out paperwork and to get some basic yoga instruction.

Medium Nellie Walter - July 17th
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. Additional dates for 2018 include: July 17, September 11, October 16 and November 13. It is not too early to register.
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​​
All Bus Trips leave from the old Kmart parking lot on 5th Street Highway (side parking lot).
Rainbow Dinner Theater - Getting Momma Married - July 18th

A young woman and her husband live under Momma’s roof. When the stork is due to make an arrival, the kids must find their own nest. And what about poor Momma, all alone? The answer is as plain as the nose on your face: find her a fella and put a ring on it. Filled with laughter and love and fun, come help us as we make plans to get Momma married, ASAP! The bus leaves at 10AM. We will arrive to have a buffet lunch at 11AM and the show will begin at 1PM. The cost is $77/person and includes lunch, show and transportation.

Caesar's Casino - Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes Show - September 26th
Enjoy the day in Atlantic City. The bus will leave at 9AM. Once we get to AC you can gamble with the $25 free slot play, enjoy a buffet lunch and then come see the show featuring Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes. The show starts at 3:30PM. The bus will depart Caesar’s at 5PM. The cost is $99/person and includes $25 slot play, lunch buffet, 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. 

July 23rd
Cooking demo at Rittenhouse Village in Muhlenberg located at 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading, PA 19605. Watch a seasonal dish being prepared by Dan Gring, the chef at Rittenhouse and then sample what he prepared. Trish Moritz will also be on hand to answer any questions on the newly renovated facility on the hill.  

August 20th
Picnic out at Jim Dietrich Park from 11AM to 1:30PM. Bring a little something to share with the rest of the group.  
YOUTH SPECIAL EVENTS
Summer Playground Program - June 11th to August 3rd
The Summer Playground Program will run again this summer at Hyde Park, Laureldale Playground and the Stoudt’s Ferry Playground. The program runs Monday thru Friday for eight weeks, starting on June 13th from 9AM to Noon. The program is geared toward children 6 to 12 years of age. The cost is $65/child. Activities are geared around a theme each week and there is a field trip each week except for the first week. Field trips include skating, bowling, movies, Turkey Hill Experience, etc.

Free breakfast will be provided to every child registered at all parks beginning June 18 – August 2, Monday through Thursday. This program is offered in conjunction with the Muhlenberg School District as part of the Summer Food Service Program.​

Summer Playground Registration Form