Programs & Events
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
- Parks & Recreation Programs
- Arts Board
- Bus Trips
- Golden Muhls Senior Group
- Youth Special Events
Temple Halloween Parade - October 2
(Rain date October 3rd at 4PM)
Halloween is on and the Temple Halloween Parade is back. This year the parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd starting at 6PM (with a rain date of Sunday, October 3rd starting at 4PM). Over 60 groups including Local Businesses, 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. We are always looking for new groups to participate. Download your application and return it today!
2021 Halloween Parade Application
2021 Participants Rules and Regulations
Haunted Hollow Hayride and Barn - October 8-10
Get ready for the thrill of a scary hayride along the Schuylkill River in Jim Dietrich Park from 7 to 10PM on October 8, 9 & 10. 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. You don’t know what or who will pop out to scare you to your core. Be prepared for a fright.
Refreshments will be available for purchase from several food vendors. The Haunted Hayride will be $10/person, the Haunted Barn will be $10/person and $18 for both attractions.
Haunted Hollow Family Fest - October 9
From 11AM to 3PM on Saturday, October 9th ONLY, we will offer a variety of 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, scarecrow stuffing, a sheet maze (weather permitting), magic show by Rich Gerber, plus the traditional hayride.
All activities are administered with the help of the Leo Club, Girl Scout Troop and community seniors. Saturday afternoon is the only time that a traditional hayride will be offered over the weekend.
Yoga for Relaxation - September 14 to October 19 & November 2 to December 7
Come enjoy the benefits of yoga for all levels and abilities. These classes are tailored to the participant's level of experience, with modifications and props encouraged. We will meet at the Muhlenberg Township Building located at 210 George St. Reading,PA 19605 from 10 to 11:15AM and 6 to 7:15PM. Classes will be offered at $50 for a 6-week session or a $10/class drop-in rate (cash only) payable to the instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat and a water bottle with you to class. Please arrive early to the first class you attend so that paperwork can be completed. Sign up online at https://secure.rec1.com/PA/muhlenberg-township-pa/catalog. No need to sign up online if you are doing the drop-in rate. The instructor is registered and practicing in compliance with Yoga Alliance Ethical Standards.
Tuesdays, September 14 to October 19
Session #1 – 10 to 11:15AM
Session #2 – 6 to 7:15PM
Tuesdays, November 2 to December 7
Session #3 – 10 to 11:15AM
Session #4 – 6 to 7:15PM
Reading Racing Historical Society Car Show - September 19
The Reading Racing Historical Society will be hosting the Red Coffin Memorial Car Show out at Jim Dietrich Park on Sunday, September 19th from 9AM to 4PM. Car Clubs, Car Collectors, Show Pros and Newbies are all welcome. Come one, Come all! Visit readingfairgroundsracing.com for more information and to download registration forms. FREE Spectator Admission.
Pickle Ball 101 - September 25
What is pickle ball? It is a paddle ball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis. Two or four players use a solid paddle to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net. In this Pickle ball 101 session you will learn the basic fundamentals of the sport. Topics that will be discussed include court size, proper equipment, how to serve, how to hit the ball, how to score and other helpful tips. This session will be held at the Temple Playground pickle ball courts on Saturday, September 25th from 9 to 11AM. Our rain date will be Sunday, September 26th from 9 to 11AM.
Come see what the fastest growing sport is all about. Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/PA/muhlenberg-township-pa/catalog. The cost is $10/ person to register. Equipment is included in the cost, but if you have some please bring it along. Limited to the first 30 registrants.
Halloween House Decorating Contest - October 19
Now is your chance to flex those Halloween decorating muscles. Lets see if you have what it takes to win this contest.
Rules of the Contest include:
1) All contestants must live within the Muhlenberg School District.
2) Entry deadline is October 18 at noon. Please call 610-929-4727 ext 265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Judging will take place on Tuesday, October 19 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.
Whimsical/Creative - display has hand designed elements; moving decorations; use of music.
Holiday Spirit - display includes all or most aspects of home and yard.
Haunting - display has a scary or ghoulish theme.
Contemporary - display has some creative uses of inflatables.
4) Winners will be notified by October 22nd and a photo of their home will be posted on the Township website and/or on the Parks Department Facebook Page.
Harvest Craft Fair - October 23
Harvest Craft Fair Saturday, October 23 from 9AM to 3PM at the Muhlenberg Township Building, 210 George St. Help support the Muhlenberg Community Library by being a vendor at this craft fair. For more information contact the Library at 610-929-0589 or check out their Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/MuhlenbergCommunityLibrary)
The Arts Board continues to display local artist's work on a monthly basis at the Muhlenberg Township Building and encourage artist to contact us if you would like to showcase your work. There is no fee to exhibit and items can be marked for sale. All art must be able to be hung for this display. Please contact the Parks Office at 610-929-4727, ext. 265 for an application and more details.
All Bus Trips leave from the old Kmart parking lot on 5th Street Highway (side parking lot).
Tickets for bus trips can be purchased online at https://secure.rec1.com/PA/muhlenberg-township-pa/catalog
Philadelphia Phillies Bus Trip - September 26
Join us on Sunday, September 26th for a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. Game time is 1:05PM and we will be in section 236, rows 6-7-8. The cost of the trip is $75/ person. The bus will leave the old Kmart parking lot (side of building) at 10AM and will leave the game promptly after its conclusion.
Come see America’s favorite pastime in person. Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/PA/muhlenberg-township-pa/catalog..
Please note that there will be a lot of walking involved with this bus trip. Please take that into consideration.
There are several senior groups in the Muhlenberg area. Many seniors belong to a few of these groups. We are looking to the future and wanted to start having a few meetings during the year where all clubs come together for fellowship. We are hoping to establish a foundation for a continuation of the groups through these consolidated meetings. These meetings will meet at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at the corner of Tuckerton and Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd. from 11AM to 2PM. Each meeting will consist of an informational speaker, then lunch followed by entertainment. The cost will be $10/person and pre-registration would be required at the Township Building or online. Please don’t forget to register if you want to attend.