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10:00 AM
BLUE MARSH LAKE - Stilling Basin
 
​​Join us guided hikes along the Union Canal Connector Trail, and around Blue Marsh Lake for National Trails Day. Bring binoculars to view wildlife, or planes in the sky from the Mid-Atlantic WWII weekend. We’ll have trail maps from around Berks County and nearby counties. Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation
6/2/2018 10:00 AM6/2/2018 2:00 PMInterpretive Program6/5/2018Saturday, June 02, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PMSaturday, June 22:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 2:00 PM3/5/2019Saturday, June 02 @ 10:00 AM06/02/18 10:00 AM
  
09:30 AM
​Pre-school Summer Camp - Step into the garden and investigate the world through the plants and animals that call our veggie patch home. Geared towards children ages 3-5, with accompanying adult.
Registration and payment required. $30.00 per child. Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3, or jbrooks@countyofberks.com.​
6/4/2018 9:30 AM6/4/2018 11:30 AMInterpretive Program6/6/2018Monday, June 04, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:30 AMMonday, June 411:30 AM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 11:30 AM3/6/2019Monday, June 04 @ 09:30 AM06/04/18 9:30 AM
  
09:30 AM
​Pre-school Summer Camp - Step into the garden and investigate the world through the plants and animals that call our veggie patch home. Geared towards children ages 3-5, with accompanying adult.
Registration and payment required. $30.00 per child. Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3, or jbrooks@countyofberks.com
6/5/2018 9:30 AM6/5/2018 11:30 AMInterpretive Program6/7/2018Tuesday, June 05, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:30 AMTuesday, June 511:30 AM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 11:30 AM3/7/2019Tuesday, June 05 @ 09:30 AM06/05/18 9:30 AM
  
09:30 AM
​Pre-school Summer Camp - Step into the garden and investigate the world through the plants and animals that call our veggie patch home. Geared towards children ages 3-5, with accompanying adult.
Registration and payment required. $30.00 per child. Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3, or jbrooks@countyofberks.com
6/6/2018 9:30 AM6/6/2018 11:30 AMInterpretive Program6/8/2018Wednesday, June 06, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:30 AMWednesday, June 611:30 AM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 11:30 AM3/8/2019Wednesday, June 06 @ 09:30 AM06/06/18 9:30 AM
  
02:00 PM
​​Betty Sustello from the Berks County Genealogical Society will explain how to get started on your genealogy. She will talk about gathering information and good places to start looking. Bring along a pen and notebook.
 
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation
6/10/2018 2:00 PM6/10/2018 3:00 PMInterpretive Program6/13/2018Sunday, June 10, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, June 103:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM3/13/2019Sunday, June 10 @ 02:00 PM06/10/18 2:00 PM
  
01:00 PM
​Splash, splish, let’s find us a fish!  Fish are fascinating, and the more we learn, the more we understand how important they are to their underwater world! 
 
Pre-registration required, $7 per registered child per program.
To register, contact Jennifer Brooks at jbrooks@countyofberks.com, or 484-509-2667 ext 3.
6/12/2018 1:00 PM6/12/2018 3:00 PMInterpretive Program6/15/2018Tuesday, June 12, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMTuesday, June 123:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM3/15/2019Tuesday, June 12 @ 01:00 PM06/12/18 1:00 PM
  
02:00 PM
​Paul Miller will present this new program that will feature some of the 800 vintage images depicting historic farms, mills, hotels, and businesses in this area affected by the Blue Marsh dam project. Books will be available.
6/24/2018 2:00 PM6/24/2018 3:00 PMInterpretive Program6/27/2018Sunday, June 24, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, June 243:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM3/27/2019Sunday, June 24 @ 02:00 PM06/24/18 2:00 PM
  
09:30 AM
Learn about stones under your shoes and why the earth keeps rockin’ and rollin’! Rain Date: 6/29
This program is designed for children grades K-3.
Pre-registration required. Cost $15.00.
6/28/2018 9:30 AM6/28/2018 11:00 AMInterpretive Program6/30/2018Thursday, June 28, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:00 AMThursday, June 2811:00 AM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 11:00 AM3/30/2019Thursday, June 28 @ 09:30 AM06/28/18 9:30 AM
  
06:30 PM
Join us as we explore the history along the Union Canal Towpath and Walking trail. Please make sure to wear sturdy walking shoes. Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation
6/28/2018 6:30 PM6/28/2018 8:00 PMInterpretive Program6/30/2018Thursday, June 28, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PMThursday, June 288:00 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:00 PM3/30/2019Thursday, June 28 @ 06:30 PM06/28/18 6:30 PM
  
09:30 AM
Let nature inspire as we learn about the world around us and use that knowledge to create masterpieces of art.
This program is designed for children ages 7-11. $50 per registered child, pre-registration required.
To register, contact Jennifer Brooks at jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667 ext 3.
7/11/2018 9:30 AM7/11/2018 1:00 PMInterpretive Program7/18/2018Wednesday, July 11, 2018 09:30 AM - 01:00 PMWednesday, July 111:00 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 1:00 PM4/18/2019Wednesday, July 11 @ 09:30 AM07/11/18 9:30 AM
  
09:30 AM
Let nature inspire as we learn about the world around us and use that knowledge to create masterpieces of art.
This program is designed for children ages 7-11. $50 per registered child, pre-registration required.
To register, contact Jennifer Brooks at jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667 ext 3.
7/12/2018 9:30 AM7/12/2018 1:00 PMInterpretive Program7/18/2018Thursday, July 12, 2018 09:30 AM - 01:00 PMThursday, July 121:00 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 1:00 PM4/18/2019Thursday, July 12 @ 09:30 AM07/12/18 9:30 AM
  
06:00 PM
​​Enjoy a concert in the park while on the water, paddling around the Tully or just anchor up and float while listening to the Celtic music of The Launies. Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle. No rain date.
 
-Limited to 16 spots. Pre-registration and payment due by July 6 to 610-374-2944. Appropriate for ages 12 yrs and up.
7/12/2018 6:00 PM7/12/2018 8:00 PMInterpretive Program7/15/2018Thursday, July 12, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMThursday, July 128:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM4/15/2019Thursday, July 12 @ 06:00 PM07/12/18 6:00 PM
  
10:00 AM
​An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc.
Topic: History of American Flag Making
7/14/2018 10:00 AM7/14/2018 12:00 PMInterpretive Program7/17/2018Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, July 1412:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM4/17/2019Saturday, July 14 @ 10:00 AM07/14/18 10:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
​​Berks County now boasts a group of volunteers dedicated to improving the health of our streams and rivers. The Penn State Master Watershed Steward program offers training to men and women with an interest in the environment and a desire to make a difference in their community. Our Tulpehocken Creek is the largest watershed in the area; after the program, we’ll walk down to the creek to look at initiatives by the County to improve its water quality. Learn about other projects these volunteers are doing in our area, and what it takes to be a Master Watershed Steward.
7/15/2018 2:00 PM7/15/2018 3:00 PMInterpretive Program7/18/2018Sunday, July 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, July 153:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM4/18/2019Sunday, July 15 @ 02:00 PM07/15/18 2:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
The Exeter Community Band is an all volunteer band made up of local community members from all walks of life who have come together to do something they really enjoy... play music. We play all types of music, anything from marches to Jazz music, to some more modern pieces. This year we will feature a song arranged by our conductor titled "Road Trip". We hope that our music will encourage people to get up and dance to the music we play or to dust off their instruments they might not have played in years and join a local community band. No rain date. $5/car parking.
7/15/2018 6:00 PM7/15/2018 8:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks7/17/2018Sunday, July 15, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMSunday, July 158:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM4/17/2019Sunday, July 15 @ 06:00 PM07/15/18 6:00 PM
  
09:00 AM
​​Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a PFBC Family Fishing Program. Learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking a fish off the hook. You and your family will have the opportunity to fish – no fishing license required. All equipment provided. The “catch???” Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult. You’ll be learning and fishing together.
 
Free program. Participants need to register before the event at www.fishandboat.com, select the Family Fishing program on July 21 to register from the Calendar of Events. For information or directions, call 610-374-2944.
7/21/2018 9:00 AM7/21/2018 1:00 PMInterpretive Program7/24/2018Saturday, July 21, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PMSaturday, July 211:00 PM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 1:00 PM4/24/2019Saturday, July 21 @ 09:00 AM07/21/18 9:00 AM
  
09:30 AM
​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​
​​Join  environmental education staff as we learn about the beautiful bugs around us and debunk some crazy myths!
 
Rain date: 7/27
This program is designed for children grades K-3.
Pre-registration required. Cost $15.00.
7/26/2018 9:30 AM7/26/2018 1:30 PMInterpretive Program7/29/2018Thursday, July 26, 2018 09:30 AM - 01:30 PMThursday, July 261:30 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 1:30 PM4/29/2019Thursday, July 26 @ 09:30 AM07/26/18 9:30 AM
  
06:00 PM
​Gring's Mill - Amphitheater
 
Stephanie GraceWith her blossoming career as an ascending artist, Stephanie Grace is a 21 year old country/pop artist from Douglassville with something important to share. Her single “Loser” was one of the most added songs in country radio its debut week, and connects Stephanie to a cause that she considers vital: the prevention of bullying. Stephanie is a songwriter, gifted singer and a charismatic live performer with 2 EPs available and a third on the way- who has opened shows for platinum artists like Taylor Swift, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, and The Charlie Daniels Band. No Rain Date. Refreshments available. $5 parking fee.
7/29/2018 6:00 PM7/29/2018 8:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks7/31/2018Sunday, July 29, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMSunday, July 298:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM5/1/2019Sunday, July 29 @ 06:00 PM07/29/18 6:00 PM
  
09:30 AM
Come spend a day with us exploring both pond and stream ecosystems for plants and animals that are specially adapted to the aquatic environment. We will compare the critters and plants that call these 2 watery environments home. Prepare to get wet. Rain date: 8/3
This program is designed for children grades K-3.
Pre-registration required. Cost $15.00.
8/2/2018 9:30 AM8/2/2018 1:30 PMInterpretive Program8/5/2018Thursday, August 02, 2018 09:30 AM - 01:30 PMThursday, August 21:30 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 1:30 PM5/5/2019Thursday, August 02 @ 09:30 AM08/02/18 9:30 AM
  
02:00 PM
Writer and poet Jennifer Hetrick will share poetry, images and details of her 3-year poetry project that shares the story and memories of Berks County manufacturing workers.
8/5/2018 2:00 PM8/5/2018 3:00 PMInterpretive Program8/5/2018Sunday, August 05, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, August 53:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM5/5/2019Sunday, August 05 @ 02:00 PM08/05/18 2:00 PM
  
02:00 PM
​Historic Poole Forge, near Churchtown, Lancaster County, played an important part in Pennsylvania’s early iron industry, providing forged iron to Hopewell Furnace NHS and Joanna Furnace. Join Dawn Rise Ekdahl, executive director of Poole Forge, as we learn about Poole Forge, and how the beautiful iron master’s house, tenant houses, and surrounding park were restored and became a popular gathering place for the whole community.
8/5/2018 2:00 PM8/5/2018 3:00 PMInterpretive Program8/8/2018Sunday, August 05, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, August 53:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM5/8/2019Sunday, August 05 @ 02:00 PM08/05/18 2:00 PM
  
10:00 AM
​Join us as we learn and explore all about canals. This month’s story will be: The Cow who Fell in the Canal.
8/8/2018 10:00 AM8/8/2018 11:00 AMInterpretive Program8/11/2018Wednesday, August 08, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWednesday, August 811:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM5/11/2019Wednesday, August 08 @ 10:00 AM08/08/18 10:00 AM
  
06:00 PM
​Gring's Mill - Amphitheater
 
LandsharksBack by popular demand this summer! Calling all parrotheads! This night of Jimmy Buffett music will feel like one big beach party. The Landsharks play all styles of music including, Rock, Rock 'N Roll, Top 40, Dance Music, Party Music, and music from just about all styles from all time periods! No Rain Date. Refreshments available. $5 parking fee. www.landsharksband.com
8/9/2018 6:00 PM8/9/2018 8:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks8/11/2018Thursday, August 09, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMThursday, August 98:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM5/11/2019Thursday, August 09 @ 06:00 PM08/09/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
​Enjoy a concert in the park while on the water, paddling around the Tully or just anchor up and float enjoying the sounds of Jimmy Buffet & beach music with The Landsharks. Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle. No rain date. $10.00
 
-Limited to 16 spots. Pre-registration and payment due by August 1 to 610-374-2944. Appropriate for ages 12 yrs and up.
8/9/2018 6:00 PM8/9/2018 8:00 PMInterpretive Program8/11/2018Thursday, August 09, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMThursday, August 98:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM5/11/2019Thursday, August 09 @ 06:00 PM08/09/18 6:00 PM
  
09:30 AM
​In the early to mid-1800s, craftsmen decorated their furniture with colorful patterns using pigment dissolved in vinegar and different tools. We will create a variety of vinegar paint patterns on practice boards and a lidded tin. All supplies are provided. You may bring your own tools such as combs, feathers, paint brushes and sponges to create patterns.
 
Cost:  $10.00 Registration and payment by August 17th, class limited to 20 people. Call 610-374-8839
8/25/2018 9:30 AM8/25/2018 11:30 AMInterpretive Program8/28/2018Saturday, August 25, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:30 AMSaturday, August 2511:30 AM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 11:30 AM5/28/2019Saturday, August 25 @ 09:30 AM08/25/18 9:30 AM
  
02:00 PM
Learn about the basics of Geocaching and how you too can participate in this world-wide treasure hunting game. We’ll explain the basics of GPS navigation and discover special geocaches hidden around the Mansion area. Come prepared with appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. If you do not own a handheld GPS, don’t worry; we will have some to share- (call for details if using your own GPS). Free program, fun for all ages!
 
Register by Aug 27th to 610-374-2944.
9/2/2018 2:00 PM9/2/2018 4:00 PMInterpretive Program9/5/2018Sunday, September 02, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, September 24:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 4:00 PM6/5/2019Sunday, September 02 @ 02:00 PM09/02/18 2:00 PM
  
02:00 PM
The free presentation is titled “The Red Cross & YOU!” which introduces our history, our services, what people need to do now to be prepared (we call this being Red Cross Ready) and we discuss volunteer opportunities too. We will also inform folks of our Home Fire Campaign “Sound the Alarm!” which is going door-to-door, neighborhood-by-neighborhood installing free smoke alarms (open to all home owners) and sharing life-saving fire safety tip information. Attendees are also eligible for these free alarms & information.
9/15/2018 2:00 PMInterpretive Program9/18/2018Saturday, September 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 12:00 AMSaturday, September 1512:00 AM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 12:00 AM6/18/2019Saturday, September 15 @ 02:00 PM09/15/18 2:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Join crafty lady Kay Leisey to learn about penny rugs while creating this attractive autumn piece.
Cost $10. Registration and deadline for payment to Kay Leisey by Sept. 17th. Call 610 374-8839.
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation
9/19/2018 6:00 PM9/19/2018 8:00 PMInterpretive Program9/22/2018Wednesday, September 19, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMWednesday, September 198:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM6/22/2019Wednesday, September 19 @ 06:00 PM09/19/18 6:00 PM
  
07:00 PM
Most people think of pollination as an example of cooperation between plants and animals, but even though plants and the animals that pollinate them may be completely dependent on each other, they have different goals. There are many and diverse strategies employed by both sides in the eons old relationship between flowers and the insects and other animals that visit them for sustenance. Mike Slater will present a photographic exploration of the diversity of relationships between pollinating animals, especially insects, and the plants they rely on. Saying “it’s complicated” is an understatement!
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation
9/21/2018 7:00 PM9/21/2018 8:30 PMInterpretive Program9/24/2018Friday, September 21, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PMFriday, September 218:30 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 8:30 PM6/24/2019Friday, September 21 @ 07:00 PM09/21/18 7:00 PM
  
10:00 AM
Pow-Wow is said to be a collection of European magic spells, recipes and folk remedies of a type familiar to students of folklore. Learn the history of this practice and discuss techniques with “Porcupine Pat” McKinney from the Schuylkill Conservation District.
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation
9/22/2018 10:00 AM9/22/2018 11:00 AMInterpretive Program9/25/2018Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, September 2211:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM6/25/2019Saturday, September 22 @ 10:00 AM09/22/18 10:00 AM
  
07:00 PM
Kernsville Dam Recreation Area
​Dave “Big Owl” McSurdy will stand on ‘twelve skunk skins’ to tell stories about Rainbow Crow, How a Cicada tricked a Coyote, a race between a rabbit and a turtle, and other stories told around an American Indian campfire. Stories are for all ages from young to young at heart. In case of rain, the program will be canceled. Program sponsored by the Blue Mountain Wildlife Inc. in partnership with the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.
9/29/2018 7:00 PM9/29/2018 8:00 PMInterpretive Program10/1/2018Saturday, September 29, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PMSaturday, September 298:00 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 8:00 PM7/1/2019Saturday, September 29 @ 07:00 PM09/29/18 7:00 PM
  
09:30 AM
​The Hopewell Quilters invite you to come for a workshop on quilting. Participants will be making quilted potholders.
 
Cost $10 Registration and payment due by October 19th
10/27/2018 9:30 AM10/27/2018 12:00 PMInterpretive Program10/30/2018Saturday, October 27, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, October 2712:00 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 12:00 PM7/30/2019Saturday, October 27 @ 09:30 AM10/27/18 9:30 AM
  
10:00 AM
​Get outside to enjoy Antietam Lake Park’s beautiful Fall foliage. Wear appropriate footwear.
 
FREE – Register: -484-509-2667, ext. 3 or e-mail jbrooks@countyofberks.com
10/27/2018 10:00 AM10/27/2018 11:00 AMInterpretive Program10/30/2018Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, October 2711:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM7/30/2019Saturday, October 27 @ 10:00 AM10/27/18 10:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
As early as 1749 the French were placing themselves in Western Pennsylvania and contending for the Ohio Country. Historian Lynn Otto will discuss how the British and Native Americans, along with the French, helped ignite the spark that flared into a War for Empire, all starting in Pennsylvania and continuing through 1758. FREE PROGRAM
10/28/2018 2:00 PMInterpretive Program10/31/2018Sunday, October 28, 2018 02:00 PM - 12:00 AMSunday, October 2812:00 AM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 12:00 AM7/31/2019Sunday, October 28 @ 02:00 PM10/28/18 2:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Sit back and relax as the Mount Laurel Brass takes you on a Christmas musical journey featuring classical, sacred hymns, children’s songs, carols and contemporary Christmas music in various styles from around the globe.6:30-8:30
12/1/2018 6:00 PM12/1/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/4/2018Saturday, December 01, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSaturday, December 19:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/4/2019Saturday, December 01 @ 06:00 PM12/01/18 6:00 PM
  
01:00 PM
Free- Kids Holiday Movies & Crafts
12/2/2018 1:00 PM12/2/2018 4:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/5/2018Sunday, December 02, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, December 24:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 4:00 PM9/5/2019Sunday, December 02 @ 01:00 PM12/02/18 1:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Polished Brass quintet performs a wide variety of brass music, ranging from the classics to contemporary. Through the years, these five brass players, originally from the Pottstown Band, have played in various locations even at an art show! With their vast experience and unique approach this show promises to put you in the mood for holiday fun. (6:30-8:30 pm)
12/2/2018 6:00 PM12/2/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/5/2018Sunday, December 02, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSunday, December 29:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/5/2019Sunday, December 02 @ 06:00 PM12/02/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Matt Miskie specializes in singer/songwriters and folk/rock artists of 60's and 70's, with tonight’s program full of holiday and holiday-related music. Matt's repertoire is family friendly, instantly recognizable and enjoyed by audiences of all ages!
12/6/2018 6:00 PM12/6/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/9/2018Thursday, December 06, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMThursday, December 69:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/9/2019Thursday, December 06 @ 06:00 PM12/06/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Reading Choral Society -is a subset of the full Choral Society that takes on small ensemble projects and outreach performances in the community. They have prepared a selection of Christmas carols - some familiar and some unusual choices.​ (6:30-8:30 pm)
12/7/2018 6:00 PM12/7/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/10/2018Friday, December 07, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMFriday, December 79:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/10/2019Friday, December 07 @ 06:00 PM12/07/18 6:00 PM
  
10:00 AM
An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc Topic: Quilting​
12/8/2018 10:00 AM12/8/2018 12:00 PMInterpretive Program12/11/2018Saturday, December 08, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, December 812:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM9/11/2019Saturday, December 08 @ 10:00 AM12/08/18 10:00 AM
  
06:00 PM
Brass Menagerie invites you to enjoy an evening of traditional and "less traditional" seasonal brass music. Playing together for over 15 years, the Brass Menagerie offers a night of music that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! (6:30-8:30 pm)
12/8/2018 6:00 PM12/8/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/11/2018Saturday, December 08, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSaturday, December 89:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/11/2019Saturday, December 08 @ 06:00 PM12/08/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
For Two Nights only, Santa's reindeer will stop by Gring's Mill park for kids of all ages to visit. 12/8 & 12/16. The reindeer are courtesy of Spruce Run Farm. Be sure to bring your cameras for some great photos with live reindeer.
12/8/2018 6:00 PM12/8/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/10/2018Saturday, December 08, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSaturday, December 89:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/10/2019Saturday, December 08 @ 06:00 PM12/08/18 6:00 PM
  
01:00 PM
1-4 pm: Kid’s Holiday Workshop & Santa's Sing-A-Long Kids can make crafts to decorate your home, and Christmas tree. Visit with Santa for a treat, or check out to the model train display. Free admission!
12/9/2018 1:00 PM12/9/2018 4:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/12/2018Sunday, December 09, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, December 94:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 4:00 PM9/12/2019Sunday, December 09 @ 01:00 PM12/09/18 1:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Steve Walker-
Steve will be performing country, bluegrass and seasonal music, getting us in the holiday spirit tonight! Many thanks to Steve for helping us out when our scheduled performer had to cancel due to illness.
12/9/2018 6:00 PM12/9/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/12/2018Sunday, December 09, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSunday, December 99:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/12/2019Sunday, December 09 @ 06:00 PM12/09/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
New to ice fishing? Learn the basic skills with the PFBC, like rigging and using a tip-up, working a jigging rod, selecting bait and lures and using an auger to bore your fishing hole. Also included in the program is information about basic ice safety and how to determine adequate ice thickness for fishing. Participants will make and take an ice awl with them, after the program. Cost TBA. Call 610-374-2944 by November 26 to register.
12/11/2018 6:00 PM12/11/2018 7:00 PMInterpretive Program12/14/2018Tuesday, December 11, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:00 PMTuesday, December 117:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 7:00 PM9/14/2019Tuesday, December 11 @ 06:00 PM12/11/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Berks Holiday TUBAdors is a low brass ensemble comprised of local musicians who also play in various Brass groups, Concert Bands and other musical organizations throughout the Greater Berks and beyond area. The Holiday repertoire includes familiar holiday music,traditional and non-traditional carols as well as a variety of “sing-along” pieces encouraging audience participation.
12/13/2018 6:00 PM12/13/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/16/2018Thursday, December 13, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMThursday, December 139:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/16/2019Thursday, December 13 @ 06:00 PM12/13/18 6:00 PM
  
06:30 PM
Watch as large blocks of ice are carved into cool seasonal works of art by Sculpted Ice Works, on Thursday, December 13 and Thursday, December 20. Our ice carvers are members of the National Ice Carving Association, and will answer questions while they work! Owner and lead carver, Mark Crouthamel is an award winning carver and has over twenty years of experience carving ice.
12/13/2018 6:30 PM12/13/2018 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/23/2018Thursday, December 13, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMThursday, December 138:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/23/2019Thursday, December 13 @ 06:30 PM12/13/18 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Pretzel City Chorus Pretzel City Chorus is an a cappella barbershop chorus, and a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Enjoy music from their Christmas Show, and other holiday music done barbershop style!
12/14/2018 6:30 PM12/14/2018 7:15 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/17/2018Friday, December 14, 2018 06:30 PM - 07:15 PMFriday, December 147:15 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 7:15 PM9/17/2019Friday, December 14 @ 06:30 PM12/14/18 6:30 PM
  
07:30 PM
Thomas Shugar, presents a "Holiday Blend Program" - a diversified variety of classical guitar music from around the world, blended with his own arrangements of timeless Christmas Classics.
12/14/2018 7:30 PM12/14/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/14/2018Friday, December 14, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:00 PMFriday, December 149:00 PM7:30 PM7:30 PM - 9:00 PM9/14/2019Friday, December 14 @ 07:30 PM12/14/18 7:30 PM
  
10:00 AM
Celebrate the holidays with handmade gifts from the heart! This program is a drop-off program designed to give children the time to create masterpiece gifts for loved ones from natural materials for the holidays. Craft supplies are provided.
 Cost: $5.00 Pre-registration is required, contact Jennifer Brooks, jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667 ext 3.
12/15/2018 10:00 AM12/15/2018 12:00 PMInterpretive Program12/18/2018Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, December 1512:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM9/18/2019Saturday, December 15 @ 10:00 AM12/15/18 10:00 AM
  
06:00 PM
Christmas Traditions in America w/ Roy Justice- Join us to explore the origins of seasonal customs and music that Americans enjoy today with Roy Justice, singing historian in “Christmas Traditions in America.” Why do we put lights in our windows at Christmas time and on our Christmas trees? Who sang the first Christmas song? What were some of the first Christmas tree ornaments, and which is, today, considered the most unique? What's a 'bob-tail nag'? What was considered 'a treasure' to receive on Christmas Morning during the Great Depression? These, as well as many other questions will be asked, and answered, through stories, and songs in a fun and engaging program! www.royhjustice.com
12/15/2018 6:00 PM12/15/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/18/2018Saturday, December 15, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSaturday, December 159:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/18/2019Saturday, December 15 @ 06:00 PM12/15/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Jurkiewicz Family Strings- Join us for an evening of some elegant chamber music featuring Mercedes Jurkiewicz, a cello player in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and her three musical children. (6:30-8:30 pm)
12/16/2018 6:00 PM12/16/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/19/2018Sunday, December 16, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSunday, December 169:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/19/2019Sunday, December 16 @ 06:00 PM12/16/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
For Two Nights only, Santa's reindeer will stop by Gring's Mill park for kids of all ages to visit. 12/8 & 12/16. The reindeer are courtesy of Spruce Run Farm. Be sure to bring your cameras for some great photos with live reindeer.
12/16/2018 6:00 PM12/16/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/18/2018Sunday, December 16, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSunday, December 169:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/18/2019Sunday, December 16 @ 06:00 PM12/16/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
​“Celtic Seasonings” with Ken Gehret & Irish Mist performs a full spectrum of Celtic music including traditional, modern, original, and seasonal favorites to inspire you just in time for the holidays. www.kengehret.com (6:30-8:30 pm)
12/20/2018 6:00 PM12/20/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/23/2018Thursday, December 20, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMThursday, December 209:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/23/2019Thursday, December 20 @ 06:00 PM12/20/18 6:00 PM
  
06:30 PM
Ice carving posted poned to 12/23 because of impending rain. Watch as large blocks of ice are carved into cool seasonal works of art by Sculpted Ice Works, on Thursday, December 13 and Thursday, December 20. Our ice carvers are members of the National Ice Carving Association, and will answer questions while they work! Owner and lead carver, Mark Crouthamel is an award winning carver and has over twenty years of experience carving ice.
12/20/2018 6:30 PM12/20/2018 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/23/2018Thursday, December 20, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMThursday, December 208:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/23/2019Thursday, December 20 @ 06:30 PM12/20/18 6:30 PM
  
06:00 PM
Experience the beauty and elegance of harp and classical guitar music with the Williams Duo. Sarajane is a signed recording artist, and Ted has an extensive classical repertoire, but is also well versed at playing jazz on the classical guitar. They have performed together for more than 25 years, playing at concerts, festivals and special events. Sarajane and Ted also operate Macungie Music Studios where they offer lessons on harp and classical guitar.
12/21/2018 6:00 PM12/21/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/24/2018Friday, December 21, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMFriday, December 219:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/24/2019Friday, December 21 @ 06:00 PM12/21/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Dave Kline & A Mountain Folk Christmas w/ Special Guests - Dave Kline has invited several musician friends to join him for a special Mountain Folk Christmas Show on our Gring’s Mill stage. Celebrate the season with holiday and traditional mountain music through singing, Appalachian Mountain instruments, and audience participation songs. Dave is the host of the weekly Mountain Folk radio show on WEEU on Sunday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. and writer of the weekly Mountain Folklore column in Berks Country magazine, published every Wednesday as a part of the Reading Eagle newspaper. www.mountainfolk.com
12/22/2018 6:00 PM12/22/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/25/2018Saturday, December 22, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSaturday, December 229:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/25/2019Saturday, December 22 @ 06:00 PM12/22/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Harp & Soul- features Nichole Rohrbach on the harp and Noelle Bryant on the cello. The unique blend of the rich tones of the cello with the percussive sounds of the harp will help you ease into the holiday spirit. www.harpnsouln.com  (6:30-8:30 pm) - Also Ice Carving tonight rescheduled from 12/20
12/23/2018 6:00 PM12/23/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/26/2018Sunday, December 23, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSunday, December 239:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/26/2019Sunday, December 23 @ 06:00 PM12/23/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Maggie Spike with Tom Montgomery - Maggie Spike, featuring Peggy & Eric Gernerd bring to the stage a mixed bag of folk, world and Celtic music that is sure to please. Joining them as their special guest is Tom Montgomery (accordion/keyboards) of The Dave Mell Blues Band. Maggie Spike performs regionally and throughout Berks County. www.maggiespike.com
12/27/2018 6:00 PM12/27/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/30/2018Thursday, December 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMThursday, December 279:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/30/2019Thursday, December 27 @ 06:00 PM12/27/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
​Peter Errich & Todd Zarzecki - formerly of the band Shame, Peter Errich is a local singer/songwriter who has been writing, recording and performing original music since 1996. Peter will be sharing music from his albums “The Lost and Found” and “Beneath the Sun” with friend and pianist, Todd Zarzecki and other special guests. www.petererrich.com
12/28/2018 6:00 PM12/28/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/31/2018Friday, December 28, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMFriday, December 289:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM10/1/2019Friday, December 28 @ 06:00 PM12/28/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
"Good-Time Family Fun, Music & Comedy" w/ Ray Owen- Ray is a GRAMMY Nominated Singer/Songwriter, and National Recording Artist- an entertainer whose engaging vocal style and infectious blend of good time music and humor continues to captivate audiences. He brings a variety of the best from his of his Family and Kids Shows to our Gring’s Mill stage to enjoy over our holiday break. (Shows at 6:30 & 7:30 pm)
12/29/2018 6:00 PM12/29/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/29/2018Saturday, December 29, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSaturday, December 299:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM9/29/2019Saturday, December 29 @ 06:00 PM12/29/18 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble - Inspired by the early 20th century tradition of the community mandolin orchestra, the Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble is a quintet of experienced musicians with a deep, rich sound. The flexibility of their small group allows them to explore the tonal range from the mandolin to the mando bass, offering an eclectic assortment of music from Bach to bluegrass, jazz and roots music.
12/30/2018 6:00 PM12/30/2018 9:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program1/3/2019Sunday, December 30, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMSunday, December 309:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM10/3/2019Sunday, December 30 @ 06:00 PM12/30/18 6:00 PM
  
01:00 PM

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

​Get outside and get active!  Join Environmental Education staff on a guided hike held the first Friday of each month as we enjoy the sights, sounds, and even smells of the forest during our excursion.  Staff will lead each hike and use sustainable trail etiquette with Leave No Trace ethics.  Discover the park through new adventures with new friends, and get moving!  In the event of inclement weather, the hike may be postponed.  Wear appropriate trail footwear and warm clothing, and bring plenty of water.  Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com for more information, or call 484-509-2667.

2/1/2019 1:00 PM2/1/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program2/4/2019Friday, February 01, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMFriday, February 13:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM11/4/2019Friday, February 01 @ 01:00 PM02/01/19 1:00 PM
  
01:00 PM

​Winter is a great time to explore and get in an aerobic workout!  Anyone can snowshoe and X-country Ski once you learn a few techniques.  This program will also cover how to dress for the weather and activity; then we’ll put our newly learned skills to use by going on a hike!  Snowshoes available in various sizes; and XC Ski kits can be rented from Buchman’s Ski Shop in Muhlenberg Township.  Dress for the weather!  Please register one week before program date to 610-374-2944 ext. 2611.

2/3/2019 1:00 PM2/3/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program2/5/2019Sunday, February 03, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, February 33:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM11/5/2019Sunday, February 03 @ 01:00 PM02/03/19 1:00 PM
  
09:00 AM

​Volunteers are critical to the operation of the parks department and anyone interested in any aspect of volunteering is encouraged to attend.  Opportunities include:
• serving as tour guides for the Gruber Wagon Works and the Hiester Canal Center
• festival and special event planning
• visitor assistance
• customer service at our Snack Bar and Country Store
• archival and collections work
• maintenance and trail work in all parks including the Angora Fruit Farm at Antietam Lake Park. 
There are short and long-term volunteer opportunities available for various schedules throughout the year.

2/5/2019 9:00 AM2/5/2019 10:00 AMInterpretive Program2/7/2019Tuesday, February 05, 2019 09:00 AM - 10:00 AMTuesday, February 510:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 10:00 AM11/7/2019Tuesday, February 05 @ 09:00 AM02/05/19 9:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc.  Topic: Putting in a casing.

2/9/2019 10:00 AM2/9/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program2/11/2019Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, February 912:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM11/11/2019Saturday, February 09 @ 10:00 AM02/09/19 10:00 AM
  
01:00 PM

Volunteers are critical to the operation of the parks department and anyone interested in any aspect of volunteering is encouraged to attend.  Opportunities include:
• serving as tour guides for the Gruber Wagon Works and the Hiester Canal Center
• festival and special event planning
• visitor assistance
• customer service at our Snack Bar and Country Store
• archival and collections work
• maintenance and trail work in all parks including the Angora Fruit Farm at Antietam Lake Park. 
There are short and long-term volunteer opportunities available for various schedules throughout the year.

2/9/2019 1:00 PM2/9/2019 2:00 PMInterpretive Program2/11/2019Saturday, February 09, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PMSaturday, February 92:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM11/11/2019Saturday, February 09 @ 01:00 PM02/09/19 1:00 PM
  
06:00 PM

​Bingaman Nature Center

​Discover the feathered friends who make February their time to find love. Learn about PA’s native owls, their calls, and fun facts about how they have evolved into one of our animals of the night! A hike into the woods will follow a short discussion and show & tell about our outstanding owls. The event is geared toward families with children ages 5+. Please wear sturdy footwear, warm clothes, and bring a flashlight. This event is FREE, but you must call 484-509-2667, ext. 3 to register beforehand.

2/23/2019 6:00 PM2/23/2019 7:00 PMInterpretive Program2/25/2019Saturday, February 23, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PMSaturday, February 237:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 7:00 PM11/25/2019Saturday, February 23 @ 06:00 PM02/23/19 6:00 PM
  
01:00 PM

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

​Get outside and get active!  Join Environmental Education staff on a guided hike held the first Friday of each month as we enjoy the sights, sounds, and even smells of the forest during our excursion.  Staff will lead each hike and use sustainable trail etiquette with Leave No Trace ethics.  Discover the park through new adventures with new friends, and get moving!  In the event of inclement weather, the hike may be postponed.  Wear appropriate trail footwear and warm clothing, and bring plenty of water.  Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com for more information, or call 484-509-2667.

3/1/2019 1:00 PM3/1/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program3/4/2019Friday, March 01, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMFriday, March 13:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM12/4/2019Friday, March 01 @ 01:00 PM03/01/19 1:00 PM
  
01:00 PM

FULL-Join us as we experience an American tradition, maple sugaring!  Explore maple sugaring from start to finish as we tap trees, boil the sap, and taste the final product.  The event is $3 per person and space is limited!  Remember to dress for the weather.(Snow Date: Sunday, March 3rd.  Call 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 to register)

3/2/2019 1:00 PM3/2/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program3/4/2019Saturday, March 02, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMSaturday, March 23:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM12/4/2019Saturday, March 02 @ 01:00 PM03/02/19 1:00 PM
  
07:00 PM

​Classes will be held on Tuesday Nights 7:00 to 9:00 PM  March 5th  through April 9th, 2019 (6 classes)
Classes will be held at the Berks County Heritage Center 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading PA 19605
Fee, to cover cost of materials will be $30.00 payable on or before first class. (Included in the fee is Club Membership for 2019.)
Pre-registration suggested by 3/1/19 -Class Size Limited.A limited number of tying tools and equipment are available for beginner’s classes or bring your own if you have them.
For further information, or to register, contact: Jack Tucker, Berks Fly Tyers 610-777-0652   -  jart3@verizon.net
Rich Schappell, Berks Fly Tyers  610-926-3076   -  richa@epix.net

3/5/2019 7:00 PM4/9/2019 9:00 PMInterpretive Program4/10/2019Tuesday, March 05, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PMTuesday, March 59:00 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 9:00 PM1/10/2020Tuesday, March 05 @ 07:00 PM03/05/19 7:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

​Love birds?  Give the gift of gourds!  Select a dried gourd to cut and decorate while we discuss some of the finer points of nesting birds.  Learn which kinds of birds you may find in your crafty creations!  Bring your creativity, all other materials provided.  Geared towards children and adults, ages 6+, $7 per registered participant, adults must accompany children.  Pre-registration required, to register contact lgauker@countyofberks.com, or call 484-509-2667 to register.

3/9/2019 10:00 AM3/9/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program3/11/2019Saturday, March 09, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, March 912:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM12/11/2019Saturday, March 09 @ 10:00 AM03/09/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc.  Topic: Putting in a casing.

3/9/2019 10:00 AM3/9/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program3/11/2019Saturday, March 09, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, March 912:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM12/11/2019Saturday, March 09 @ 10:00 AM03/09/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

​Mason bees are the cute and fuzzy cousin to our honeybee friends, but did you know that they can pollinate with some real pizzazz?  Invite these native pollinators to your backyard by building a simple mason bee house and providing them with the nesting space they need while learning how Mason bees and their native cousins play a valuable role in our environment.  Geared towards families with children ages 5+, $5 per participant.  Pre-registration required, contact lgauker@countyofberks.com, or 484-509-2667 to register.

3/23/2019 10:00 AM3/23/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program3/25/2019Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, March 2312:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM12/25/2019Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 AM03/23/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​Join us for a walk with your dog(s). All dogs must be good around other dogs and must be leashed at all times. Please bring water for your dog. The only fee is that you bring a donation to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Call 610-374-8839 for more information.

3/24/2019 10:00 AM3/24/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program3/26/2019Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSunday, March 2411:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM12/26/2019Sunday, March 24 @ 10:00 AM03/24/19 10:00 AM
  
01:00 PM

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

​Get outside and get active!  Join Environmental Education staff on a guided hike held the first Friday of each month as we enjoy the sights, sounds, and even smells of the forest during our excursion.  Staff will lead each hike and use sustainable trail etiquette with Leave No Trace ethics.  Discover the park through new adventures with new friends, and get moving!  In the event of inclement weather, the hike may be postponed.  Wear appropriate trail footwear and warm clothing, and bring plenty of water.  Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com for more information, or call 484-509-2667.

4/5/2019 1:00 PM4/5/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program4/8/2019Friday, April 05, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMFriday, April 53:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM1/8/2020Friday, April 05 @ 01:00 PM04/05/19 1:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

​Join us on the second Wednesday of each month, for a special Storytime for preschool children exploring the rich history of our area.This month will learn a little more about Wertz’s Red Covered Bridge and the batsthat live on the bridge and read the story “Stellaluna”

4/10/2019 10:00 AM4/10/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program4/12/2019Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWednesday, April 1011:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM1/12/2020Wednesday, April 10 @ 10:00 AM04/10/19 10:00 AM
  
09:00 AM

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

​Join Parks’ Staff and Baird Ornithological Society, as we foray into the forests in search of birds!  Use binoculars to view and identify common species found at Antietam Lake Park while learning valuable tips on how to birdwatch safely and respectfully.  Bird activities will accompany the walk.  Geared towards families with children ages 5+.  Pre-registration required, contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com, or 484-509-2667 to register.

4/13/2019 9:00 AM4/13/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program4/16/2019Saturday, April 13, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, April 1311:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 11:00 AM1/16/2020Saturday, April 13 @ 09:00 AM04/13/19 9:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc.  Topic: Putting in a casing.

4/13/2019 10:00 AM4/13/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program4/16/2019Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, April 1312:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM1/16/2020Saturday, April 13 @ 10:00 AM04/13/19 10:00 AM
  
12:00 PM

​Join the Berks County Parks Staff, along with our wonderful volunteers, for a day of family fun at this year’s EGGstravaganza. This event will feature the Easter Bunny with special treats for children. There will also be children’s crafts and activities, egg decorating, and much, much more! Most activities are free of charge. Please note that this is not an egg hunt. Call 610-374-2944 for more information.

4/13/2019 12:00 PM4/13/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program4/15/2019Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 03:00 PMSaturday, April 133:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM - 3:00 PM1/15/2020Saturday, April 13 @ 12:00 PM04/13/19 12:00 PM
  
11:00 AM

Join Environmental Education Program Manager, Jennifer Brooks, and partake in an egg hunt and adventure unlike any other. This non-traditional, non-competitive egg hunt will delight children and parents alike. Children will venture into the forest to hunt for and collect different types of decorated eggs that resemble hawks, owls, and other native birds hidden amongst the leaves. We will learn more about native nesting birds and the eggs prior to the hunt. Pre-registration is required. Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3 to register. ​$5 per child, adults free

4/20/2019 11:00 AM4/20/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program4/22/2019Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, April 2012:00 PM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM1/22/2020Saturday, April 20 @ 11:00 AM04/20/19 11:00 AM
  
01:00 PM

​Join us for a walk on the trails of Antietam Lake to learn about and see all the wildflowers growing in the park. Dr. Susan Munch will lead the hike and will be providing helpful information on the species we will be seeing. This is a FREE event. Call 610-374-8839 for more information.

4/20/2019 1:00 PM4/20/2019 2:00 PMInterpretive Program4/22/2019Saturday, April 20, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PMSaturday, April 202:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM1/22/2020Saturday, April 20 @ 01:00 PM04/20/19 1:00 PM
  
11:00 AM

​Bring your lunch and join us for a program about The Berks County Parks.  This month we will present a program on all our parks, the history and what programs we have coming up this year in the parks.     

4/25/2019 11:00 AM4/25/2019 11:45 AMInterpretive Program4/29/2019Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMThursday, April 2511:45 AM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 11:45 AM1/29/2020Thursday, April 25 @ 11:00 AM04/25/19 11:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

Youth Recreation Facility  1098 County Welfare Rd. Leesport

​Bring a store-bought kite or kids can make on in our Sled-Kite Workshop tent. See professional kite flying and stunts.  Health and wellness information will be shared, along with fun games for all ages. Vote for your favorite in the Law Enforcement Vehicle Competition!  Bring a picnic lunch and spend a day in the park! Together, our kids will “Get Active & Take Flight!” Free admission and parking. For more information, visit the Berks County Park and the YMCA Healthy Kids Day Facebook page or call 610-374-2944, ext. 2611.

4/27/2019 10:00 AM4/27/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program4/30/2019Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PMSaturday, April 274:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM1/30/2020Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 AM04/27/19 10:00 AM
  
06:00 PM

​Join Environmental Education staff as we spy on the secretive lives of our amphibian friends!  These prehistoric creatures aren’t always loud or flashy, large or ferocious, but their importance in our local ecosystems is as important as the birds and the bees.  Learn how we can all work together to help save key species, and how to spot and identify amphibians who may be living near you!  Geared towards adults and families with children ages 5+.  This is a FREE program, but pre-registration is required.  Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com, or call 484-509-2667 to register.

4/27/2019 6:00 PM4/27/2019 7:00 PMInterpretive Program4/29/2019Saturday, April 27, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PMSaturday, April 277:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 7:00 PM1/29/2020Saturday, April 27 @ 06:00 PM04/27/19 6:00 PM
  
02:00 PM

​Discover the story of the American Women of WWII who broke codes, mastered ciphers, and helped to defeat the enemy with Women’s History enthusiast, Hallie Vaughn.

5/5/2019 2:00 PM5/5/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program5/7/2019Sunday, May 05, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, May 53:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM2/7/2020Sunday, May 05 @ 02:00 PM05/05/19 2:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

​Join us on the second Wednesday of each month, for a special Storytime for preschool children exploring the rich history of our area. Topic: To Be Announced.

5/8/2019 10:00 AM5/8/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program5/10/2019Wednesday, May 08, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWednesday, May 811:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM2/10/2020Wednesday, May 08 @ 10:00 AM05/08/19 10:00 AM
  
06:30 PM

​Curious about Wild Ginger? Are dandelions really a weed? “Porcupine Pat” McKinney of the Schuylkill Conservation District shares plant folklore and will identify the many different spring wildflowers along the trail. Medicinal and edible plants will be emphasized. This and more will be shared in an informative program geared for teens and adults.

5/9/2019 6:30 PM5/9/2019 7:30 PMInterpretive Program5/11/2019Thursday, May 09, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PMThursday, May 97:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 7:30 PM2/11/2020Thursday, May 09 @ 06:30 PM05/09/19 6:30 PM
  
06:00 PM

​Join park staff and volunteers to learn and explore the history of this not as well-known section of Antietam Lake Park.  Make sure to wear sturdy walking shoes. Skill level: Moderate.  Please call ahead to register 610-374-8839.  Meet at the Angora Rd. Parking Lot.

5/10/2019 6:00 PM5/10/2019 7:00 PMInterpretive Program5/13/2019Friday, May 10, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PMFriday, May 107:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 7:00 PM2/13/2020Friday, May 10 @ 06:00 PM05/10/19 6:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

​An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc.  Topic: Fabric Flowers

5/11/2019 10:00 AM5/11/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program5/14/2019Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, May 1112:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2/14/2020Saturday, May 11 @ 10:00 AM05/11/19 10:00 AM
  
02:00 PM

​Running is an amazing and life changing activity, however, many people do not know where to start.  Zach Barker, manager of Fleet Feet in West Reading, will join us to discuss the proper ways to start running with topics such as proper footwear, pacing and form, and finding a good running partner.

5/12/2019 2:00 PM5/12/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program5/14/2019Sunday, May 12, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, May 123:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM2/14/2020Sunday, May 12 @ 02:00 PM05/12/19 2:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

​Saddle up yer bike, and bring it to our park, where kids ages 4-12 will learn safe and responsible biking.  Members of Berks Area Mountain Biking Association (BAMBA) will lead kids through stations on bike-fit and a safety check, helmet fitting, basic bike maintenance and a bike-safe obstacle course.  Prizes will be awarded, and lunch provided for participants in the picnic area.  For more information and to pre-register, call 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 or email John Pacharis with BAMBA to jp1974@ptd.net.

5/18/2019 10:00 AM5/18/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program5/20/2019Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, May 1812:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2/20/2020Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 AM05/18/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​Visit the Gruber Wagon Works and the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center FOR FREE on the 3rd Saturday of every month from May through October. GWW tours starting on the hour from 10am-3pm and CHHCC open 10am-4pm, film and orientation every half-hour.

5/18/2019 10:00 AM5/18/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program5/21/2019Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PMSaturday, May 184:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM2/21/2020Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 AM05/18/19 10:00 AM
  
01:00 PM

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

​Together we will explore nature, focusing on aligning the body and spirit with our natural surroundings.  Unplug for a few hours and enjoy one of the most beautiful parks in our area.  Event includes: 15 minute stretch, 30 minute guided hike, 30 minute guided Yoga practice and 15 minute cool down stretch and full body relaxation at the end.  Please bring your own mat or towel.  Beginners welcome, space is limited.  Cost: $5 per person.  Registration with payment due May 13th to www.AOPaddle.com or 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages six years and up.  No rain date.

5/19/2019 1:00 PM5/19/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program5/22/2019Sunday, May 19, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, May 193:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM2/22/2020Sunday, May 19 @ 01:00 PM05/19/19 1:00 PM
  
05:10 PM

​Spend an evening with "ghost host" Charles J. Adams III. Said to be two of the most haunted sites in Berks County, are the mysterious 18th century Beidler House, and Ridgewood Farm Winery where a tragic ghostly tale of anger and jealously lingers. Must be over 21. Cost $20. (Limited to 30). Register with payment: 610 374-8839. Deadline: May 17.

5/19/2019 5:10 PM5/19/2019 7:00 PMInterpretive Program5/21/2019Sunday, May 19, 2019 05:10 PM - 07:00 PMSunday, May 197:00 PM5:10 PM5:10 PM - 7:00 PM2/21/2020Sunday, May 19 @ 05:10 PM05/19/19 5:10 PM
  
02:00 PM

​Dr. Kenneth Wolensky will discuss Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot’s role in conservation in Pennsylvania as well as his many public policies that helped make the Commonwealth one of most progressive states in the nation in regards to conservation practices during the1920s.

5/26/2019 2:00 PM5/26/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program5/28/2019Sunday, May 26, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, May 263:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM2/28/2020Sunday, May 26 @ 02:00 PM05/26/19 2:00 PM
  
02:00 PM

​Susan McLellan Plaisted, proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, will highlight the daily food preservation techniques of the 18th century from the first produce of the season to the late fall. This power point presentation will open one’s eyes to the broad definition of a "pickle" and cover other practices including drying, potting, and more.      

6/2/2019 2:00 PM6/2/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program6/4/2019Sunday, June 02, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, June 23:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM3/4/2020Sunday, June 02 @ 02:00 PM06/02/19 2:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

​Calling all knitters! In celebration of Knit in Public Day the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department and Nice Knitters of Muhlenberg Township will be holding a sewing circle at the Berks County Heritage Center for all who wish to join.  Each person should bring a project of their own to work on.  We are highlighting knitting and crocheting on this day.  This is a FREE event and it is open for all ages. The event will run from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For more information on the event, please contact Becky Hughes at 610-374-8839.

6/8/2019 10:00 AM6/8/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program6/10/2019Saturday, June 08, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, June 812:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM3/10/2020Saturday, June 08 @ 10:00 AM06/08/19 10:00 AM
  
01:00 PM

​Join us as we dive beak-first into the wonderful world of raptors!  Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will introduce us to the topic while in the company of some of their beautiful, live rescue raptors.  Free.  Pre-registration required.  Contact Jennifer Brooks at jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667.

6/9/2019 1:00 PM6/9/2019 2:00 PMInterpretive Program6/11/2019Sunday, June 09, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PMSunday, June 92:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM3/11/2020Sunday, June 09 @ 01:00 PM06/09/19 1:00 PM
  
02:00 PM

​As the British advanced toward Philadelphia in September 1777, a group of patriots prepared to evacuate to Reading. Members of some of the city's premier families, they brought with them exquisitely fashioned clothes, furniture, and household goods. Join historian Michelle Lynch as we explore the story of these refugee families in Reading, who were regarded as Loyalists, and they in-turn looked down their noses on the unsophisticated populace of Reading with its muddy streets and German language.

6/9/2019 2:00 PM6/9/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program6/11/2019Sunday, June 09, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, June 93:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM3/11/2020Sunday, June 09 @ 02:00 PM06/09/19 2:00 PM
  
04:30 PM

BLUE MARSH LAKE

​Join us for a scenic trip along the Tulpehocken Creek, starting at the Stilling Basin at Blue Marsh Lake, and ending at Gring’s Mill Park.  Our trip will end in the area of the Gring’s Mill amphitheater, where you will have the option of paddling around while enjoying Vinyl Groov in concert.  Participants must provide their own transportation.  Rentals available through Blue Marsh Outdoors, 610-488-5540, or www.bluemarshoutdoors.com.  Pre-registration required by May 30th to 610-374-2944.

6/9/2019 4:30 PM6/9/2019 6:00 PMInterpretive Program6/12/2019Sunday, June 09, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:00 PMSunday, June 96:00 PM4:30 PM4:30 PM - 6:00 PM3/12/2020Sunday, June 09 @ 04:30 PM06/09/19 4:30 PM
  
06:00 PM

​Enjoy a concert in the park while on the water, paddling around the Tully or just anchor up and float while listening to the classic music of Vinyl Groov.  Event includes: 5 minute demo of basic Stand Up Paddleboard instruction, and one hour of paddling next to the amphitheater.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  No rain date.  Beginners welcome.  Spaces are limited.  Registration and payment due by June 3.  Visit www.AOPaddle.com to register, or call 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for 12 years and up. Cost: $10 per person

6/9/2019 6:00 PM6/9/2019 8:00 PMInterpretive Program6/12/2019Sunday, June 09, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMSunday, June 98:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM3/12/2020Sunday, June 09 @ 06:00 PM06/09/19 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM

​Vinyl Groov will take you on a fantastic ride back to the music that had you dancin' all night, and kicks off our summer concert series.  Enjoy the golden sounds of MOTOWN, the silky smooth sounds of PHILADELPHIA, the funky tunes from MEMPHIS DOWN-HOME and the uptempo CLASSIC ROCK.  * it's the GROOV that counts *  No Rain Date.  Refreshments available.  $5/car parking.  www.vinylgroov.net

6/9/2019 6:00 PM6/9/2019 8:00 PMInterpretive Program6/12/2019Sunday, June 09, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMSunday, June 98:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM3/12/2020Sunday, June 09 @ 06:00 PM06/09/19 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM

​Learn how to take fantastic nature photos from an expert!  Bring your Digital SLR or film camera and learn how to use simple settings to best capture the character of the subject and surrounding scenery.  Learn what to look for when taking pictures and then professional photographer & instructor, Valerie Hoffman will lead us on an exploratory walk around the grounds of the park capturing great moments in nature.  Free program for all ages.  (Rain Date: Thursday, June 13th)  Call 610-374-2944 to register by June 4th.

6/11/2019 6:00 PM6/11/2019 7:30 PMInterpretive Program6/14/2019Tuesday, June 11, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:30 PMTuesday, June 117:30 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 7:30 PM3/14/2020Tuesday, June 11 @ 06:00 PM06/11/19 6:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

Learn how and why a gristmill was important.  Join us as we read the story Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle.  Get a chance to try the pancakes that we make.   Ages 3-8 and their parents.

6/12/2019 10:00 AM6/12/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program6/15/2019Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWednesday, June 1211:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM3/15/2020Wednesday, June 12 @ 10:00 AM06/12/19 10:00 AM
  
08:00 AM

​Join Katrina Knight from the Baird Ornithological Club for a Birdwalk along the Union Canal Towpath to look at birds.  Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along binoculars.  

6/15/2019 8:00 AM6/15/2019 9:00 AMInterpretive Program6/15/2019Saturday, June 15, 2019 08:00 AM - 09:00 AMSaturday, June 159:00 AM8:00 AM8:00 AM - 9:00 AM3/15/2020Saturday, June 15 @ 08:00 AM06/15/19 8:00 AM
  
10:00 AM
BLUE MARSH LAKE - Dry Brooks Day Use Area
​​Join us at Blue Marsh Lake with over 35 organizations for a day of outdoor fun! Check out the Penn Star 4 helicopter or take in a wildlife presentation by the Red Creek Wildlife Center. Bring your mountain bike and go on a guided ride with the BAMBA, or try your luck at catching a catfish in the fish pond. Visit the numerous displays, and meet Smokey Bear or Bobber the Water Safety Dog mascots, Newfoundland Retrievers Club, and Search and Rescure and EMS Demos. Play the GO Day Scavenger Hunt and have the opportunity to win a free prize. Lots of fun activities for all ages!
6/15/2019 10:00 AM6/15/2019 3:30 PMInterpretive Program6/18/2019Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:30 PMSaturday, June 153:30 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 3:30 PM3/18/2020Saturday, June 15 @ 10:00 AM06/15/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​​Visit the Gruber Wagon Works and the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center FOR FREE on the 3rd Saturday of every month from May through October. GWW tours starting on the hour from 10am-3pm and CHHCC open 10am-4pm, film and orientation every half-hour.

6/15/2019 10:00 AM6/15/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program6/18/2019Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PMSaturday, June 154:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM3/18/2020Saturday, June 15 @ 10:00 AM06/15/19 10:00 AM
  
12:00 PM
Happy Father’s Day! Bring your whole family out to join members of the Berks Fly Tyers Club to learn fly tying, casting techniques and information about equipment. For all ages
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation
6/16/2019 12:00 PM6/16/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program6/19/2019Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, June 164:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM - 4:00 PM3/19/2020Sunday, June 16 @ 12:00 PM06/16/19 12:00 PM
  
06:30 PM

Cancelled due to inclement weather - ​Meet us at the Berks Leisure Area to explore the history of the lower section of the Union Canal Trail.    Please wear sturdy walking shoes.    Skill Level: Easy

6/17/2019 6:30 PM6/17/2019 7:30 PMInterpretive Program6/20/2019Monday, June 17, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PMMonday, June 177:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 7:30 PM3/20/2020Monday, June 17 @ 06:30 PM06/17/19 6:30 PM
  
07:30 PM
Cancelled due to inclement weather. Paddle Blue Marsh Lake under the full glow of the Strawberry Moon; named by the Algonquin Indians who were avid paddlers. Event would include: 5 minute demo of basic SUP instruction, paddle to a seclude location of where participants can hook up to a personal anchor to sit and enjoy their surroundings and gaze at the beauty of the night sky, paddle back to launch destination.Board, paddle, life vest and glow sticks provided by Aqua Om Paddle, or bring your own SUP board.  Beginners welcome, spaces are limited.  Cost: $20 pp Registration with payment due June 10th to www.AOPaddle.com or 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages 12 years and up (no rain date).
6/17/2019 7:30 PM6/17/2019 9:30 PMInterpretive Program6/20/2019Monday, June 17, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:30 PMMonday, June 179:30 PM7:30 PM7:30 PM - 9:30 PM3/20/2020Monday, June 17 @ 07:30 PM06/17/19 7:30 PM
  
11:30 AM
FREE-Learning how to paddleboard in a free half-hour session.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Spaces are limited.  Spaces are limited.  Pre-register by visiting www.AOPaddle.com or by calling 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages 10 years and up.  (no rain date)
6/18/2019 11:30 AM6/18/2019 1:00 PMInterpretive Program6/21/2019Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:30 AM - 01:00 PMTuesday, June 181:00 PM11:30 AM11:30 AM - 1:00 PM3/21/2020Tuesday, June 18 @ 11:30 AM06/18/19 11:30 AM
  
05:30 PM
Come celebrate the longest day of the year with us!  Discover local goods and produce from our farm to fork style Farmer’s Market, find your inner musician while checking out the drum circle by Living in the Rhythm, or the flute circle with members of Turtle Moon NAFC Organizers.  There will also be a flute building station.  No experience necessary! Join “Porcupine Pat” for a Yoga Walk along the Union Canal Towpath (6:30-7:30pm), or go for a leisure walk to learn about the history of the Deppen Cemetery (6:00 and 7:30pm)- or both! Come and listen to a story by the campfire or come to the kids craft area.  The “Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society” will be on hand to tell you a little more about the science behind the solstice.  The event is free- donations are greatly appreciated. 
6/21/2019 5:30 PM6/21/2019 8:30 PMInterpretive Program6/24/2019Friday, June 21, 2019 05:30 PM - 08:30 PMFriday, June 218:30 PM5:30 PM5:30 PM - 8:30 PM3/24/2020Friday, June 21 @ 05:30 PM06/21/19 5:30 PM
  
09:00 AM
Weather is all around us.  Ever wonder what makes a tornado, what types of clouds bring rain or snow, and what it takes to make a rainbow.  Learn how bridges and buildings are built to withstand floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.  Then try your hand at building a model to see if it can withstand a strong gust of air.   This program is designed for children Ages 7-12 and their families.   Register by  June 15th .  Cost $5.00 per family.
6/22/2019 9:00 AM6/22/2019 12:30 PMInterpretive Program6/25/2019Saturday, June 22, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:30 PMSaturday, June 2212:30 PM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 12:30 PM3/25/2020Saturday, June 22 @ 09:00 AM06/22/19 9:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​Join Environmental Education staff and guest biologists as we discover the turtles living in ALP.  Eastern Box turtles are an important species of our wetland habitats. Come take a look at our reptilian neighbors and help biologists take a peek into the health of a key PA species by helping with a citizen science turtle survey.  Geared towards families with children ages 5+, FREE.  Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com for more info and to pre-register.”

6/22/2019 10:00 AM6/22/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program6/25/2019Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, June 2212:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM3/25/2020Saturday, June 22 @ 10:00 AM06/22/19 10:00 AM
  
01:00 PM
​​Join us for double dose of outdoor recreation along the Tulpehocken creek. This year we’re meeting at the Berks County Heritage Center and biking along the Union Canal trail to Blue Marsh Lake’s Stilling Basin parking area; where we’ll trade our bikes for kayaks. Then we’ll cool off with a float down the Tully back to the Heritage Center. Bring your own kayak and bike; or reserve a kayak through Blue Marsh Outdoors, 610-488-5540, www.bluemarshoutdoors.com. The trip is for people with some paddling experience, and is limited to 20 people. ACA event insurance is recommended. Program presented by a partnership with Blue Marsh Outdoors, U.S.A.C.E. Blue Marsh Lake, Township of Spring Parks & Recreation, and Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Pre-registration is required to 610-374-2944 by June 14th.
 
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation
6/22/2019 1:00 PM6/22/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program6/25/2019Saturday, June 22, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMSaturday, June 223:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM3/25/2020Saturday, June 22 @ 01:00 PM06/22/19 1:00 PM
  
02:00 PM

​A  view of the Lenape traditions and customs  around the time of European settlers in Eastern Pennsylvania with Darius Puff.

6/23/2019 2:00 PM6/23/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program6/26/2019Sunday, June 23, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, June 233:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM3/26/2020Sunday, June 23 @ 02:00 PM06/23/19 2:00 PM
  
04:30 PM

BLUE MARSH LAKE

​Join us for a scenic trip along the Tulpehocken Creek, starting at the Stilling Basin at Blue Marsh Lake, and ending at Gring’s Mill Park.  Our trip will end in the area of the Gring’s Mill amphitheater, where you will have the option of paddling around while enjoying The Jersey Four concert.  Participants must provide their own transportation.  Rentals available through Blue Marsh Outdoors, 610-488-5540, or www.bluemarshoutdoors.com.  Pre-registration required by June 14th to 610-374-2944.

6/23/2019 4:30 PM6/23/2019 6:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks6/26/2019Sunday, June 23, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:00 PMSunday, June 236:00 PM4:30 PM4:30 PM - 6:00 PM3/26/2020Sunday, June 23 @ 04:30 PM06/23/19 4:30 PM
  
06:00 PM
​Gring's Mill - Amphitheater
 
“A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons ”  The Jersey Four will take you on a journey from the very beginning of The Four Seasons Number #1 Hits - Frankie Valli`s solo career - to present day Four Seasons shows. SHERRY, BIG GIRLS DON`T CRY, RAG DOLL, WALK LIKE A MAN, and WHO LOVES YOU are just some of the many hits you will enjoy from their great collection of songs from those four guys from Jersey.  No Rain Date.  Refreshments available.  $5/car parking.  www.thejerseyfour.com
6/23/2019 6:00 PM6/23/2019 8:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks6/26/2019Sunday, June 23, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMSunday, June 238:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM3/26/2020Sunday, June 23 @ 06:00 PM06/23/19 6:00 PM
  
11:00 AM

​Bring your lunch or purchase something from our snack bar and join us to learn all about Wertz’s Red Covered Bridge.  This bridge was built in 1867 and is the longest single span covered bridge in the state of Pennsylvania.  

6/27/2019 11:00 AM6/27/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program6/30/2019Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMThursday, June 2712:00 PM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM3/30/2020Thursday, June 27 @ 11:00 AM06/27/19 11:00 AM
  
07:30 PM
Join Environmental Education staff as we take a look at our state insect- the firefly. Gather around a glowing fire to learn about our glowing friends. With nets in hand, we will venture through an open field to view bioluminescence in action. No need to bring your own net.
 
Free, pre-registration is required. Contact Jennifer Brooks, jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667 ext 3.
6/28/2019 7:30 PM6/28/2019 9:00 PMInterpretive Program7/1/2019Friday, June 28, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PMFriday, June 289:00 PM7:30 PM7:30 PM - 9:00 PM4/1/2020Friday, June 28 @ 07:30 PM06/28/19 7:30 PM
  
10:00 AM

​Paddling sports are growing in popularity, but there are some important safety practices beginners need to know.  Join Blue Marsh Outdoors and Parks Staff for a fun and educational hands-on session on safe paddling. You will learn simple things such as how to properly hold your paddle, and what to do if you or someone else ends up going for an unplanned dip in the water.  Be ready to get wet.  Please wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.  Equipment will be provided.

6/29/2019 10:00 AM6/29/2019 1:00 PMInterpretive Program7/1/2019Saturday, June 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PMSaturday, June 291:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 1:00 PM4/1/2020Saturday, June 29 @ 10:00 AM06/29/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM
Join volunteer Beagle Puppy Zoey as we explore the trails at Antietam Lake Park.  Dogs must be well behaved around  other dogs and be on a leash.  Make sure to bring water for you and your dog.  This program is free but, we are accepting donations for the Animal Rescue League.   Please call to register: 610-374-8839. 
 
6/30/2019 10:00 AM6/30/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program7/2/2019Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSunday, June 3011:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM4/2/2020Sunday, June 30 @ 10:00 AM06/30/19 10:00 AM
  
12:00 PM
Colorful basket great for collecting small pieces of kindling for your hearth or anything.     Bring a bucket, flathead screwdriver, scissors, 10 spring clothes pins and towel.
Cost $25. Registration and deadline for payment to Vicky Heffner by June 23rd. Call 610 374-8839.
6/30/2019 12:00 PM6/30/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program7/2/2019Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, June 304:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM - 4:00 PM4/2/2020Sunday, June 30 @ 12:00 PM06/30/19 12:00 PM
  
11:00 AM
Church Rd. Parking Lot
​FREE-Learning how to paddleboard in a free half-hour session.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Spaces are limited.  Pre-register by visiting www.AOPaddle.com or by calling 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages ten years and up (rain date – July
7/2/2019 11:00 AM7/2/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program7/5/2019Tuesday, July 02, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMTuesday, July 212:00 PM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM4/5/2020Tuesday, July 02 @ 11:00 AM07/02/19 11:00 AM
  
12:00 PM

BLUE MARSH LAKE

Church Rd. Parking Lot

​Meditation can help you disconnect from every day stress and mental demands and help you reconnect with yourself.  One of the easiest ways to begin meditating is with mindful body movements and surrounding yourself in nature.  Meditating on top of a SUP board is a great way to start!  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Beginners welcome, spaces are limited.  Cost: $20 per person.  Registration with payment due June 28th to www.AOPaddle.com or 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages 12 years and up.  Rain date: July 3.

7/2/2019 12:00 PM7/2/2019 1:00 PMInterpretive Program7/5/2019Tuesday, July 02, 2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PMTuesday, July 21:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM4/5/2020Tuesday, July 02 @ 12:00 PM07/02/19 12:00 PM
  
08:30 PM

​Program begins inside, followed by viewing the stars through telescopes with members of the Berks County Astronomical Society.  

7/5/2019 8:30 PM7/5/2019 10:00 PMInterpretive Program7/8/2019Friday, July 05, 2019 08:30 PM - 10:00 PMFriday, July 510:00 PM8:30 PM8:30 PM - 10:00 PM4/8/2020Friday, July 05 @ 08:30 PM07/05/19 8:30 PM
  
02:00 PM
​These two intrepid Scotsmen were important  enough in the early history of Berks County to have a town named after one, Douglassville, and a township after the other, Robeson. Who were these shadowy, but important, figures of the early Manatawny in southeastern Berks County? Find out at this interesting presentation given by Scots-heritage Courtney Stevens and Susan Speros.

7/7/2019 2:00 PM7/7/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program7/10/2019Sunday, July 07, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, July 73:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM4/10/2020Sunday, July 07 @ 02:00 PM07/07/19 2:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
Hamburg Borough Community Park
 
Our concert series heads north, to a bandshell along the shores of the Schuylkill River.  Enjoy the sounds of Wayne Thompson & The Sonic Tonic, a Rockin' R&B and Country 5-piece band based out of Lancaster.  Bring your chairs, blankets for a guaranteed great time!  This is a Free concert.  Refreshments are available.  No Rain date. www.theguitar-shop.com/thesonictonic
7/7/2019 6:00 PM7/7/2019 8:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks7/10/2019Sunday, July 07, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMSunday, July 78:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM4/10/2020Sunday, July 07 @ 06:00 PM07/07/19 6:00 PM
  
09:30 AM
Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​​
Let nature inspire as we learn about the world around us and use that knowledge to create masterpieces of art.
This program is designed for children ages 7-11. $50 per registered child, pre-registration required.
To register, contact Jennifer Brooks at jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667 ext 3.
7/10/2019 9:30 AM7/12/2019 1:00 PMInterpretive Program7/18/2018Wednesday, July 10, 2019 09:30 AM - 01:00 PMWednesday, July 101:00 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 1:00 PM4/18/2019Wednesday, July 10 @ 09:30 AM07/10/19 9:30 AM
  
10:00 AM
​​Join us as we learn and explore why covered bridges were built. This month’s story will be: The Great Bridge Building Contest. Please call the Berks County Heritage Center at 610-374-8839 to register.
7/10/2019 10:00 AM7/10/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program7/13/2019Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWednesday, July 1011:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM4/13/2020Wednesday, July 10 @ 10:00 AM07/10/19 10:00 AM
  
04:30 PM
BLUE MARSH LAKE - Stilling Basin
Join us for a scenic trip along the Tulpehocken Creek, starting at the Stilling Basin at Blue Marsh Lake, and ending at Gring’s Mill Park.  Our trip will end in the area of the Gring’s Mill amphitheater, where you will have the option of paddling around while enjoying The Launies concert.  Participants must provide their own transportation.  Rentals available through Blue Marsh Outdoors, 610-488-5540, or www.bluemarshoutdoors.com.  Pre-registration required by July 5th to 610-374-2944.
7/11/2019 4:30 PM7/11/2019 6:00 PMInterpretive Program7/14/2019Thursday, July 11, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:00 PMThursday, July 116:00 PM4:30 PM4:30 PM - 6:00 PM4/14/2020Thursday, July 11 @ 04:30 PM07/11/19 4:30 PM
  
06:00 PM
​Gring's Mill - Amphitheater
 
An evening with the Launies is an experience rarely forgotten: driving instrumentals, emotional ballads and fascinating explanations to the music, all presented with respectful light-heartedness by a group of talented musicians who enjoy sharing their music. Formed in 1997 by Jamie O’Brien, a transplant from London, the Launies continue to delight audiences with their fascinating approach to celtic music: traditional songs and tunes played with a contemporary touch ... and plenty of humor. The band has appeared far and wide at festivals and in concert, presenting fiddle and mandolin led Irish jigs and reels along with a wide variety of songs from Irish, Scottish, British and American sources. No rain date. Refreshments available. $5/car parking. www.launies.com
7/11/2019 6:00 PM7/11/2019 8:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks7/14/2019Thursday, July 11, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMThursday, July 118:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM4/14/2020Thursday, July 11 @ 06:00 PM07/11/19 6:00 PM
  
06:30 PM
Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​​
​ Join Evan Corondi from the Berks County Conservation District along with Parks Environmental Education staff as we head out on a hands-on adventure to learn more about this invasive pest and what you can do in your own backyard.  Wear appropriate footwear,  FREE!
7/12/2019 6:30 PM7/12/2019 7:30 PMInterpretive Program7/15/2019Friday, July 12, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PMFriday, July 127:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 7:30 PM4/15/2020Friday, July 12 @ 06:30 PM07/12/19 6:30 PM
  
10:00 AM
​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​
Orienteering is a navigational sport, using just a map and compass to find your way around ‘a course’ point by point in unfamiliar terrain. Join Ed Scott, of the Delaware Orienteering Association as he explains this sport which is widely popular in Europe, often described as a thinking man’s game combined with a 5k. After some instruction, participants will put their skills to the test on a beginner-level course around the park. Free program, and great for all ages! Wear sturdy shoes, and bring water.
7/13/2019 10:00 AM7/13/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program7/16/2019Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, July 1312:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM4/16/2020Saturday, July 13 @ 10:00 AM07/13/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM
An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc. This month’s topic: History of the American Flag
7/13/2019 10:00 AM7/13/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program7/16/2019Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, July 1312:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM4/16/2020Saturday, July 13 @ 10:00 AM07/13/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​Stonecliffe Recreation Area

​Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a PFBC Family Fishing Program.  Learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking a fish off the hook. You and your family will have the opportunity to fish – no fishing license required.  All equipment provided.  The “catch???” Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult.  You’ll be learning and fishing together.
Free program.  Participants need to register before the event at www.fishandboat.com, select the Family Fishing Program on July 13 to register from the Calendar of Events.  For information or directions, call 610-374-2944.

7/13/2019 10:00 AM7/13/2019 1:00 PMInterpretive Program7/16/2019Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PMSaturday, July 131:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 1:00 PM4/16/2020Saturday, July 13 @ 10:00 AM07/13/19 10:00 AM
  
11:00 AM

​Rotary Park, List Rd

​Join the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association for a day in the woods, with a full variety of courses available, from beginner to expert.  Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with compass navigation.  Short instructional program for Beginners offered at 11 am.  Map fee day of event.  Registration required by July 8th, please call 610-374-2944.

7/14/2019 11:00 AM7/14/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program7/17/2019Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMSunday, July 1412:00 PM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM4/17/2020Sunday, July 14 @ 11:00 AM07/14/19 11:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
Colonial America and Rev War living history buff Barrie Miller will present a program about Colonial American gun making in Berks, Lancaster, and York Counties, and south into the Shenandoah Valley. He will have samples of guns and accoutrements, and will show the progression of the different styles of the rifle in America. Space limited. Registration requested.
7/14/2019 2:00 PM7/14/2019 3:30 PMInterpretive Program7/17/2019Sunday, July 14, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PMSunday, July 143:30 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:30 PM4/17/2020Sunday, July 14 @ 02:00 PM07/14/19 2:00 PM
  
09:00 AM
7/16-Life in the 1700 and 1800’s
What was it like to be a child living in the 1700’s and 1800’s.  Learn what life was like on a canal boat, what school lessons would were like and what types of outfits children wore.  Try your hand at writing with a quill pen and playing some games of the past.  

7/17-Food and Art of the past
Art and Food are important to our cultural history.  Try your hand at making paper to create your own notebook.   Learn about some of the foods that would have been cooked in a Dutch oven over a fire.  Than have a chance to make your own soft pretzels. 

7/18-Life on a Farm Life on a Farm
Farm Life could be fun and tiresome!  Discover what it was like to grow up on our farm, find out how grist mills work.  Try your hand at some daily farm chores, such as cow milking and husking corn.  Than help to mix up some cornmeal pancakes for a snack. 

7/19-Colonial Living 
Note: We will be meeting at The Beidler House on this day!
Experience what it would have been like to live in a colonial house.  Join Carey Shaner to learn what it was like to be a wagoner
Learn how Native Americans traded and used the river as a means of traveling and transporting goods.  See how any old-fashioned loom works and get a chance to try your hand a weaving on a small loom.   

Cost:  $50.00 (for four days)Registration Deadline: July 9th
Class limited to 20 -For more information, or to register, call 610-374-8839 or e-mail Becky Hughes at rhughes@countyofberks.com
7/16/2019 9:00 AM7/16/2019 12:30 PMInterpretive Program7/19/2019Tuesday, July 16, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:30 PMTuesday, July 1612:30 PM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 12:30 PM4/19/2020Tuesday, July 16 @ 09:00 AM07/16/19 9:00 AM
  
09:00 AM
7/16-Life in the 1700 and 1800’s Life in the 1700 and 1800’s
What was it like to be a child living in the 1700’s and 1800’s.  Learn what life was like on a canal boat, what school lessons would were like and what types of outfits children wore.  Try your hand at writing with a quill pen and playing some games of the past.  

7/17-Food and Art of the past
Art and Food are important to our cultural history.  Try your hand at making paper to create your own notebook.   Learn about some of the foods that would have been cooked in a Dutch oven over a fire.  Than have a chance to make your own soft pretzels. 

7/18-Life on a Farm Life on a Farm
Farm Life could be fun and tiresome!  Discover what it was like to grow up on our farm, find out how grist mills work.  Try your hand at some daily farm chores, such as cow milking and husking corn.  Than help to mix up some cornmeal pancakes for a snack. 

7/19-Colonial Living 
Note: We will be meeting at The Beidler House on this day!
Experience what it would have been like to live in a colonial house.  Join Carey Shaner to learn what it was like to be a wagoner
Learn how Native Americans traded and used the river as a means of traveling and transporting goods.  See how any old-fashioned loom works and get a chance to try your hand a weaving on a small loom.   

Cost:  $50.00 (for four days)
Registration Deadline: July 9th -Class limited to 20
For more information, or to register, call 610-374-8839 or e-mail Becky Hughes at rhughes@countyofberks.com
7/17/2019 9:00 AM7/17/2019 12:30 PMInterpretive Program7/20/2019Wednesday, July 17, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:30 PMWednesday, July 1712:30 PM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 12:30 PM4/20/2020Wednesday, July 17 @ 09:00 AM07/17/19 9:00 AM
  
09:00 AM
7/16-Life in the 1700 and 1800’s Life in the 1700 and 1800’s
What was it like to be a child living in the 1700’s and 1800’s.  Learn what life was like on a canal boat, what school lessons would were like and what types of outfits children wore.  Try your hand at writing with a quill pen and playing some games of the past.  

7/17-Food and Art of the past
Art and Food are important to our cultural history.  Try your hand at making paper to create your own notebook.   Learn about some of the foods that would have been cooked in a Dutch oven over a fire.  Than have a chance to make your own soft pretzels. 

7/18-Life on a Farm Life on a Farm
Farm Life could be fun and tiresome!  Discover what it was like to grow up on our farm, find out how grist mills work.  Try your hand at some daily farm chores, such as cow milking and husking corn.  Than help to mix up some cornmeal pancakes for a snack. 

7/19-Colonial Living 
Note: We will be meeting at The Beidler House on this day!
Experience what it would have been like to live in a colonial house.  Join Carey Shaner to learn what it was like to be a wagoner
Learn how Native Americans traded and used the river as a means of traveling and transporting goods.  See how any old-fashioned loom works and get a chance to try your hand a weaving on a small loom.   

Cost:  $50.00 (for four days)
Registration Deadline: July 9th -Class limited to 20
For more information, or to register, call 610-374-8839 or e-mail Becky Hughes at rhughes@countyofberks.com
7/18/2019 9:00 AM7/18/2019 12:30 PMInterpretive Program7/21/2019Thursday, July 18, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:30 PMThursday, July 1812:30 PM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 12:30 PM4/21/2020Thursday, July 18 @ 09:00 AM07/18/19 9:00 AM
  
09:00 AM

​7/16-Life in the 1700 and 1800’s Life in the 1700 and 1800’s
What was it like to be a child living in the 1700’s and 1800’s.  Learn what life was like on a canal boat, what school lessons would were like and what types of outfits children wore.  Try your hand at writing with a quill pen and playing some games of the past.  

7/17-Food and Art of the past
Art and Food are important to our cultural history.  Try your hand at making paper to create your own notebook.   Learn about some of the foods that would have been cooked in a Dutch oven over a fire.  Than have a chance to make your own soft pretzels. 

7/18-Life on a Farm Life on a Farm
Farm Life could be fun and tiresome!  Discover what it was like to grow up on our farm, find out how grist mills work.  Try your hand at some daily farm chores, such as cow milking and husking corn.  Than help to mix up some cornmeal pancakes for a snack. 

7/19-Colonial Living 
Note: We will be meeting at The Beidler House on this day!
Experience what it would have been like to live in a colonial house.  Join Carey Shaner to learn what it was like to be a wagoner
Learn how Native Americans traded and used the river as a means of traveling and transporting goods.  See how any old-fashioned loom works and get a chance to try your hand a weaving on a small loom.   

Cost:  $50.00 (for four days)
Registration Deadline: July 9th -Class limited to 20
For more information, or to register, call 610-374-8839 or e-mail Becky Hughes at rhughes@countyofberks.com

7/19/2019 9:00 AM7/19/2019 12:30 AMInterpretive Program7/22/2019Friday, July 19, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:30 AMFriday, July 1912:30 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 12:30 AM4/22/2020Friday, July 19 @ 09:00 AM07/19/19 9:00 AM
  
07:00 PM

Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​​

​Come join us around a roaring campfire and enjoy the stillness of Antietam Lake Park’s beautiful summer evenings.  FREE.  Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com or call 484-706-0020 for more info.

7/19/2019 7:00 PM7/19/2019 8:30 PMInterpretive Program7/22/2019Friday, July 19, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PMFriday, July 198:30 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 8:30 PM4/22/2020Friday, July 19 @ 07:00 PM07/19/19 7:00 PM
  
10:00 AM
Join park staff and volunteers to learn and explore the history of Antietam Lake Park.  Make sure to wear sturdy walking shoes. Skill Level: Moderate. Please call ahead to register 610-374-8839. 
 
7/20/2019 10:00 AM7/20/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program7/23/2019Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, July 2011:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM4/23/2020Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00 AM07/20/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​​​Visit the Gruber Wagon Works and the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center FOR FREE on the 3rd Saturday of every month from May through October. GWW tours starting on the hour from 10am-3pm and CHHCC open 10am-4pm, film and orientation every half-hour.

7/20/2019 10:00 AM7/20/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program7/23/2019Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PMSaturday, July 204:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM4/23/2020Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00 AM07/20/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM
Antique, classic, muscle cars and trucks welcome from the 70’s and earlier for a special CAR CRUISE ‘N CONCERT.  Registration begins at 9:00 am.  No cost for Cruise participants, with dash plaques available to the first 50 vehicles (pre-registration suggested).  Rain or Shine.  No pets or alcohol.

Non-judged show, but ribbon awards given at 1:30 pm for ‘Best of Show’, ‘Oldest Vehicle’, ‘People Pleaser’, ‘Farthest Distance Driven’ and ‘Directors Choice’ by Decade.

Concerts begin at 11 am with Jeff Krick Sr’s Elvis Tribute Show, and at 2 pm, Mitch and the Mood Swings will take the stage.  Bring chairs or blankets, and your dancing shoes!  Refreshments available in the barn, or visit one of our food trucks.  $5 per car fee collected for concert attendees.
www.jeffkrick.com, www.mitchandthemoodswings.com
7/21/2019 10:00 AM7/21/2019 4:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks7/24/2019Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PMSunday, July 214:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM4/24/2020Sunday, July 21 @ 10:00 AM07/21/19 10:00 AM
  
11:00 AM
Learning how to paddleboard in a free half-hour session.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Spaces are limited.  Registration due by July 19.  Pre-register by visiting www.AOPaddle.com or by calling 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for 10 years and up.  (Rain date – July 24)
7/23/2019 11:00 AM7/23/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program7/26/2019Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMTuesday, July 2312:00 PM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM4/26/2020Tuesday, July 23 @ 11:00 AM07/23/19 11:00 AM
  
12:00 PM
Come experience the beauty of this thousand-year practice while building strength, flexibility and connecting mind, body and spirit.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Beginners welcome, spaces are limited.  Cost: $20 per person.  Registration with payment due July 19th to www.AOPaddle.com or 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages 12 years and up (Rain date – July 24).
7/23/2019 12:00 PM7/23/2019 1:00 PMInterpretive Program7/26/2019Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PMTuesday, July 231:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM4/26/2020Tuesday, July 23 @ 12:00 PM07/23/19 12:00 PM
  
07:00 PM
​​Join Ken Lebo and Environmental Education staff as we peer into the interesting world of moths- our nocturnal insect friends.  Bring a flashlight.  FREE.  Pre-registration required, contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com or call 484-706-0020.
7/26/2019 7:00 PM7/26/2019 9:00 PMInterpretive Program7/26/2019Friday, July 26, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PMFriday, July 269:00 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 9:00 PM4/26/2020Friday, July 26 @ 07:00 PM07/26/19 7:00 PM
  
09:00 AM
Presented by Pat Magala, participants will make a compound butter (also known as an herbal butter), a vinegar, and learn how to dry herbs to make herbal blends for cooking.  Bring a kitchen scissors and/or a paring knife.  Cost $10. Please call 610-374-8839 to register by July 20th. Registration payable to Pat Magala.  
7/27/2019 9:00 AM7/27/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program7/30/2019Saturday, July 27, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, July 2711:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 11:00 AM4/30/2020Saturday, July 27 @ 09:00 AM07/27/19 9:00 AM
  
02:00 PM

​Leesport to Jim Dietrich Park

​Bring your boat and paddle with us down this calm, scenic section of the Schuylkill River starting by the Leesport Post Office, down to Jim Dietrich’s Park.  Participants must provide their own transportation, and can bring their own kayak or reserve one through Blue Marsh Outdoors, 610-488-5540, www.bluemarshoutdoors.com.  The trip is for people with paddling experience, and is limited.  ACA event insurance is recommended.  Program Partners: Blue Marsh Outdoors, Borough of Leesport, and Muhlenberg Township.  Pre-registration required by July 19th to 610-374-2944.

7/27/2019 2:00 PM7/27/2019 6:00 PMInterpretive Program7/30/2019Saturday, July 27, 2019 02:00 PM - 06:00 PMSaturday, July 276:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 6:00 PM4/30/2020Saturday, July 27 @ 02:00 PM07/27/19 2:00 PM
  
07:00 PM

​Seeking all beautiful fairies, trolls, mythical creatures, princes and princesses!  Come join us in the garden for a spot of tea and a story as we celebrate the fun and fantastic.  We’ll read “Tea Rex”, explore the garden at Angora Fruit Farm, and create a fun craft.  Geared towards families with children ages 3+. Let the kids dress up- fun costumes are welcome. FREE.  Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com to register, or call 484-509-2667.

7/27/2019 7:00 PM7/27/2019 8:00 PMInterpretive Program7/30/2019Saturday, July 27, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:00 PMSaturday, July 278:00 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 8:00 PM4/30/2020Saturday, July 27 @ 07:00 PM07/27/19 7:00 PM
  
09:30 AM
​Come spend a day with us exploring both pond and stream ecosystems for plants and animals that are specially adapted to the aquatic environment.  We will compare the plants and animals that call these two watery environments home.  Prepare to get wet!  Rain date: August 2nd.  $15 per registered child. ** children grades K—4th
8/1/2019 9:30 AM8/1/2019 1:30 PMInterpretive Program8/4/2019Thursday, August 01, 2019 09:30 AM - 01:30 PMThursday, August 11:30 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 1:30 PM5/4/2020Thursday, August 01 @ 09:30 AM08/01/19 9:30 AM
  
07:30 PM
Come out to the parks on a beautiful summer evening to witness the wonder of our night time friends, bats.  Pa Bat Rescue’s Stephanie Stronsick will guide us through bat fact and fiction, and what we can do to help these important species in our own backyards.
FREE, pre-registration is required. Contact Jennifer Brooks, jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667.
8/2/2019 7:30 PM8/2/2019 9:00 PMInterpretive Program8/5/2019Friday, August 02, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PMFriday, August 29:00 PM7:30 PM7:30 PM - 9:00 PM5/5/2020Friday, August 02 @ 07:30 PM08/02/19 7:30 PM
  
10:00 AM
​​Find out what interesting aquatic critters live in the Tulpehocken Creek.   For families with children ages 3+.  Pre-registration required, contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-706-0020 to register.
8/3/2019 10:00 AM8/3/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program8/6/2019Saturday, August 03, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, August 311:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM5/6/2020Saturday, August 03 @ 10:00 AM08/03/19 10:00 AM
  
04:30 PM
Stilling Basin to GM
Join us for a scenic trip along the Tulpehocken Creek, starting at the Stilling Basin at Blue Marsh Lake, and ending at Gring’s Mill Park.  Our trip will end in the area of the Gring’s Mill amphitheater, where you will have the option of paddling around while enjoying the Rick K. & The Allnighters concert.  Participants must provide their own transportation.  Rentals available through Blue Marsh Outdoors, 610-488-5540, or www.bluemarshoutdoors.com.  Pre-registration required by July 26th to 610-374-2944.
8/4/2019 4:30 PM8/4/2019 6:00 PMInterpretive Program8/7/2019Sunday, August 04, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:00 PMSunday, August 46:00 PM4:30 PM4:30 PM - 6:00 PM5/7/2020Sunday, August 04 @ 04:30 PM08/04/19 4:30 PM
  
06:00 PM
​Gring's Mill - Amphitheater
 
Let “America ’s Most Exciting Show Band” Rick K. & The Allnighters, take you on a high speed, cross country, tour of rock’s greatest hits!  Enjoy the Fabulous Fifties, get groovy with the 60’s Explosion, then hustle to the Disco Nights of the 1970’s.   The tour hits high gear with a head on collision into the classic top forty, pop rock of the 1980's & 90's then heads for home with high octane hits of the new millennium.  www.rickkandtheallnighters.com.  No rain date.  $5 per car.
8/4/2019 6:00 PM8/4/2019 8:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks8/7/2019Sunday, August 04, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMSunday, August 48:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM5/7/2020Sunday, August 04 @ 06:00 PM08/04/19 6:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
​Gring's Mill - Amphitheater
 
Enjoy a concert in the park while on the water, paddling around the Tully or just anchor up and float while listening to
the music of Rick K. and the Allnighters.  Event includes: 5 minute demo of basic SUP instruction, one hour of paddling
next to the amphitheater.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  No rain date. 
Beginners welcome.  Spaces are limited.  $10/person. Registration and payment due by July 29.  Visit
www.AOPaddle.com to register or call 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages 12 years and up.
8/4/2019 6:00 PM8/4/2019 8:00 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks8/7/2019Sunday, August 04, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMSunday, August 48:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 8:00 PM5/7/2020Sunday, August 04 @ 06:00 PM08/04/19 6:00 PM
  
05:00 PM
Church Rd Parking area
FREE-Learning how to paddleboard in a free half-hour session.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Spaces are limited.  Pre-register by visiting www.AOPaddle.com or by calling 484-852-1271.  Appropriate for ages 10 years and up (no rain date).
8/6/2019 5:00 PM8/6/2019 6:00 PMInterpretive Program8/9/2019Tuesday, August 06, 2019 05:00 PM - 06:00 PMTuesday, August 66:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM - 6:00 PM5/9/2020Tuesday, August 06 @ 05:00 PM08/06/19 5:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
BLUE MARSH LAKE - Church Rd. Parking Lot
Come experience the beauty of this thousand-year practice while building strength, flexibility and connecting mind, body and spirit.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Beginners welcome, spaces are limited.  Cost: $20 per person   Registration with payment due August 2nd to www.aopaddle.com  or 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages 12 yrs. and up.  (no rain date)
8/6/2019 6:00 PM8/6/2019 7:00 PMInterpretive Program8/9/2019Tuesday, August 06, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PMTuesday, August 67:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 7:00 PM5/9/2020Tuesday, August 06 @ 06:00 PM08/06/19 6:00 PM
  
08:00 PM
​Gring's Mill - Amphitheater
 
Bring blankets or chairs, snacks and enjoy a family-friendly movie favorite on the BIG SCREEN in the park. Call for title. Free event! Rain location - Barn
8/9/2019 8:00 PM8/9/2019 10:30 PMSummer Arts in Berks Parks8/12/2019Friday, August 09, 2019 08:00 PM - 10:30 PMFriday, August 910:30 PM8:00 PM8:00 PM - 10:30 PM5/12/2020Friday, August 09 @ 08:00 PM08/09/19 8:00 PM
  
10:00 AM
An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc. This month's topic: Needlepoint
8/10/2019 10:00 AM8/10/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program8/12/2019Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, August 1012:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM5/12/2020Saturday, August 10 @ 10:00 AM08/10/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​Stonecliffe Park Pavilion

​Help us transform the trail through the park with your colorful Works-of-Art  Kids of all ages are welcome to join other aspiring artists in our Chalk Art Festival at Stonecliffe.  Free event!  Just show up and register for a space at the pavilion.  Bring your own chalk, or pick up some supplies at the pavilion.  Enjoy some live entertainment and family-friendly activities.  Come out & unleash your creativity!

8/10/2019 10:00 AM8/10/2019 2:30 PMInterpretive Program8/13/2019Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:30 PMSaturday, August 102:30 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 2:30 PM5/13/2020Saturday, August 10 @ 10:00 AM08/10/19 10:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
Join Ken Lebo for an informative lecture on butterflies.
8/11/2019 2:00 PM8/11/2019 3:30 PMInterpretive Program8/14/2019Sunday, August 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PMSunday, August 113:30 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:30 PM5/14/2020Sunday, August 11 @ 02:00 PM08/11/19 2:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

Join us as we talk about animals that lived on a farm. – “Click, Clack, Moo Cows that type” by Betsy Lewin. Ages 3-8 and their parents.

8/14/2019 10:00 AM8/14/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program8/17/2019Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWednesday, August 1411:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM5/17/2020Wednesday, August 14 @ 10:00 AM08/14/19 10:00 AM
  
07:00 PM
Church Rd Parking Area
Paddle under the stars as the moon rises over the lake.  We’ll look for wildlife and watch the night sky light up the water.  Dress up your boat with glow-sticks for our color-fun contest!  Participants can bring their own kayak or reserve one through Blue Marsh Outdoors, 610-488-5540, www.bluemarshoutdoors.com.  The trip is for people with paddling experience, and is limited.  Program partners: Blue Marsh Outdoors, U.S.A.C.E. Blue Marsh Lake and Township of Spring Parks & Recreation.  Pre-registration required by August 9th to 610-374-2944.  Rain date: August 16.
8/15/2019 7:00 PM8/15/2019 9:00 PMInterpretive Program8/18/2019Thursday, August 15, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PMThursday, August 159:00 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 9:00 PM5/18/2020Thursday, August 15 @ 07:00 PM08/15/19 7:00 PM
  
07:00 PM
Dr. Karen Campbell, professor of Biology at Albright College returns to present this ever-popular slide lecture on bats from around the world and gives us an update on our own Little Brown Bats of the Red Bridge.
 
8/16/2019 7:00 PM8/16/2019 8:30 PMInterpretive Program8/19/2019Friday, August 16, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PMFriday, August 168:30 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 8:30 PM5/19/2020Friday, August 16 @ 07:00 PM08/16/19 7:00 PM
  
10:00 AM

​​Visit the Gruber Wagon Works and the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center FOR FREE on the 3rd Saturday of every month from May through October. GWW tours starting on the hour from 10am-3pm and CHHCC open 10am-4pm, film and orientation every half-hour.

8/17/2019 10:00 AM8/17/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program8/20/2019Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PMSaturday, August 174:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM5/20/2020Saturday, August 17 @ 10:00 AM08/17/19 10:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
On August 17th 1875 at about 2:00 pm Mrs. Bissinger along with her children jumped into lock # 49. Join us for a hike as we explore the history surrounding this tragic event. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Hiking skill level: easy.
8/17/2019 2:00 PM8/17/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program8/20/2019Saturday, August 17, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PMSaturday, August 174:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 4:00 PM5/20/2020Saturday, August 17 @ 02:00 PM08/17/19 2:00 PM
  
12:00 PM
With its solid wood bottom and twill weave pattern, this basket is a "Keeper!"     Bring a bucket, flathead screwdriver, scissors, 10 spring clothes pins and towel.
Cost $30. Registration and deadline for payment to Vicky Heffner by Aug. 10th . Call 610 374-8839.
8/18/2019 12:00 PM8/18/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program8/21/2019Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, August 184:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM - 4:00 PM5/21/2020Sunday, August 18 @ 12:00 PM08/18/19 12:00 PM
  
05:00 PM
Blue Marsh Lake-Church Rd. Parking Lot
​​Learning how to paddleboard in a free half-hour session.  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Spaces are limited.  Registration due by August 16. FREE.  Pre-register by visiting AOPaddle.com or by calling 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages 10 years and up (no rain date).
8/20/2019 5:00 PM8/20/2019 6:00 PMInterpretive Program8/23/2019Tuesday, August 20, 2019 05:00 PM - 06:00 PMTuesday, August 206:00 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM - 6:00 PM5/23/2020Tuesday, August 20 @ 05:00 PM08/20/19 5:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
BLUE MARSH LAKE, Church Rd Parking Lot

​Meditation can help you disconnect from every day stress and mental demands and help you reconnect with yourself.  One of the easiest ways to begin meditating is with mindful body movements and surrounding yourself in nature.  Meditating on top of a SUP board is a great way to start!  Board, paddle and life vest provided by Aqua Om Paddle.  Beginners welcome, spaces are limited.  Cost: $20 per person   Registration with payment due August 16th to www.AOPaddle.com or 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages 12 years and up.  (no rain date)

8/20/2019 6:00 PM8/20/2019 7:00 PMInterpretive Program8/23/2019Tuesday, August 20, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PMTuesday, August 207:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 7:00 PM5/23/2020Tuesday, August 20 @ 06:00 PM08/20/19 6:00 PM
  
11:00 AM

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

​Bring your lunch and join us to learn  the history of Antietam Lake Park through a power point presentation.    

8/22/2019 11:00 AM8/22/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program8/25/2019Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMThursday, August 2212:00 PM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM5/25/2020Thursday, August 22 @ 11:00 AM08/22/19 11:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
Join historian Richard Polityka as he takes us on a trip down memory lane as we travel the length of Penn Street in Reading, from early Reading-Town near the ford on the Schuylkill River and its first bridge, through the expansion of the city to City Park and beyond.
8/25/2019 2:00 PM8/25/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program8/28/2019Sunday, August 25, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, August 253:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM5/28/2020Sunday, August 25 @ 02:00 PM08/25/19 2:00 PM
  
10:00 AM
​Bingaman Nature Center
Celebrate National Trail Mix Day with a hike on Antietam Lake Park trails.  Make your own trail mix from assorted snacks provided by the Parks.  Your high-energy trail mix will fuel you up as we take our hike!  Bring along water to drink, and wear comfortable closed-toe shoes for walking. 
8/31/2019 10:00 AM8/31/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program9/3/2019Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, August 3111:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM6/3/2020Saturday, August 31 @ 10:00 AM08/31/19 10:00 AM
  
03:00 PM
Join Steve Runkle from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission  as he does a presentation describing the chronology of events that occurred during the exploration and early settlement of the Susquehanna River Basin Region by Europeans.  Seventeenth and early 18th Century competition between the various European colonial powers in the Region is reviewed.  The physical appearance and dress of area Native Americans is discussed. 
9/1/2019 3:00 PM9/1/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program9/4/2019Sunday, September 01, 2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, September 14:00 PM3:00 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM6/4/2020Sunday, September 01 @ 03:00 PM09/01/19 3:00 PM
  
07:30 PM
​Kernsville Dam, Hamburg​
 
We invite you to gaze into the night sky to view planets and star constellations, with members of the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society.  Bring your own telescope if you have one, a flashlight and chairs to enjoy a late summer evening of starwatching.  Co-presented with Blue Mountain Wildlife Inc.  Cloud/Rain date: Saturday, 9/7
9/6/2019 7:30 PM9/6/2019 10:00 PMInterpretive Program9/9/2019Friday, September 06, 2019 07:30 PM - 10:00 PMFriday, September 610:00 PM7:30 PM7:30 PM - 10:00 PM6/9/2020Friday, September 06 @ 07:30 PM09/06/19 7:30 PM
  
09:00 AM
Join us at Gring’s Mill park, as we make it our outdoor studio!  Grab any materials you have: a sketchbook, pencils, canvasses, paints, and more, pack yourself a picnic lunch, and bring them along!  This free-flowing event focuses on getting everybody outside and seeing the parks in a new light while engaging in the arts.  Meet local artists who love to paint and draw outdoors, and join others while we make Gring’s Mill ‘picture perfect’.  Participants need no experience, just a willingness to create an image from something they see and enjoy our park setting.  Artists ‘check in’ upon arrival and can choose to be involved in an online Facebook gallery of the day’s work.  Local plein air artists will be on hand to answer questions about creating outdoors, and children can create a masterpiece of their own using chalk in our “Sidewalk Gallery”.  A limited amount of art supplies will be available for children, but not guaranteed, so please bring your own.
 
 We welcome professional artists interested in demo-ing their process with the public, or even just talking about their work.  You keep anything you create, and we get new people interested in the parks and the outdoors- a win-win!  Contact Lisa Gauker to inquire about sharing your process during this event: lgauker@countyofberks.com.
9/7/2019 9:00 AM9/7/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program9/10/2019Saturday, September 07, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PMSaturday, September 73:00 PM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 3:00 PM6/10/2020Saturday, September 07 @ 09:00 AM09/07/19 9:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
Join canal expert Glenn Wenrich for a discussion about the Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge.  Learn about its importance to the Schuylkill Navigation System.  Following the program,  join us for a tour of the Hiester Canal Center.
9/8/2019 2:00 PM9/8/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program9/11/2019Sunday, September 08, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, September 83:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM6/11/2020Sunday, September 08 @ 02:00 PM09/08/19 2:00 PM
  
10:00 AM
Bring along your favorite blanket and join us.  This month’s story will be: The Quiltmakers Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. Ages 3-8 and their parents.
9/11/2019 10:00 AM9/11/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program9/14/2019Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWednesday, September 1111:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM6/14/2020Wednesday, September 11 @ 10:00 AM09/11/19 10:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
Berks County Parks staff will take you on a history hike at this early industrial site. Explore the 1783 Beidler house, then on to the grist mill ruins, and finally to the Allegheny Aqueduct and its canal history.   *Wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Hiking level: easy.  FREE PROGRAM (Limited to 30) Register: 610 374-8839. Deadline Sept. 10th .
9/14/2019 2:00 PM9/14/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program9/17/2019Saturday, September 14, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PMSaturday, September 144:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 4:00 PM6/17/2020Saturday, September 14 @ 02:00 PM09/14/19 2:00 PM
  
07:00 PM
BLUE MARSH LAKE-Church Rd Parking Area
Paddle under the stars as the moon rises over the lake.  We’ll look for wildlife and watch the night sky light up the water.  Dress up your boat with glow-sticks for our color-fun contest!  Participants can bring their own kayak or reserve one through Blue Marsh Outdoors, 610-488-5540, www.bluemarshoutdoors.com.  The trip is for people with paddling experience, and is limited.  No Rain Date.  Program Partners: U.S.A.C.E. Blue Marsh Lake and Blue Marsh Outdoors.  Pre-registration required by September 6th to 610-374-2944.
9/14/2019 7:00 PM9/14/2019 9:00 PMInterpretive Program9/17/2019Saturday, September 14, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PMSaturday, September 149:00 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM - 9:00 PM6/17/2020Saturday, September 14 @ 07:00 PM09/14/19 7:00 PM
  
01:00 PM
​​Bingaman Nature Center
Learn why preparation is key to any successful hike and how to properly plan for your adventure, including equipment needed, food and safety gear.  We will have some different styles of backpacks to show and demonstrate, as well as essentials for any trip.  Create a backpacking checklist, and learn how to properly pack your backpack.  Then we’ll use our skills on a moderate hike around the trails of Antietam Lake Park.  Wear good hiking shoes, and bring along water for this rain or shine workshop.  Free program, but registration is required by September 11th to 610-374-2944.
9/15/2019 1:00 PM9/15/2019 2:00 PMInterpretive Program9/18/2019Sunday, September 15, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PMSunday, September 152:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM6/18/2020Sunday, September 15 @ 01:00 PM09/15/19 1:00 PM
  
02:00 PM
 
Join Dale Woodward from the Reading Technical and Historical Society as he discusses shows what has happened to the lines of the Reading Railroad since they disappeared into the Conrail System in 1976. Photographs and maps include larger railroads like Norfolk Southern and CSX as well as a myriad of smaller railroads that serve businesses on what were Reading tracks. SEPTA passenger service on former Reading Lines is included. Before and after photographs at the same locations are used to  illustrate the changes.
9/15/2019 2:00 PM9/15/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program9/18/2019Sunday, September 15, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, September 153:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM6/18/2020Sunday, September 15 @ 02:00 PM09/15/19 2:00 PM
  
09:00 AM
This program is geared towards Brownies looking to fulfill all requirements for the WOW Journey.  Scouts will participate in stream water quality monitoring in conjunction with WWMC (World Water Monitoring Challenge), as well as learn how to save and protect our precious water. Designed as a drop-off program. $10 per registered Brownie, pre-registration required.  Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com, or call 484-509-2667 to register.
9/21/2019 9:00 AM9/21/2019 1:30 PMInterpretive Program9/24/2019Saturday, September 21, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:30 PMSaturday, September 211:30 PM9:00 AM9:00 AM - 1:30 PM6/24/2020Saturday, September 21 @ 09:00 AM09/21/19 9:00 AM
  
10:00 AM
​An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc . Topic: Types of Lace
9/21/2019 10:00 AM9/21/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program9/23/2019Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, September 2111:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM6/23/2020Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 AM09/21/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM
The Gruber Wagon Works and the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center will open their doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the 14th Annual Museum Day! Hosted by Smithsonian magazine, this one day event allows people all across the country to learn more about their favorite participating museums, free of charge. The Museum Day! Ticket will be available to download beginning in August at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the ticket will gain FREE entrance for two people, for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per e-mail address.
 
9/21/2019 10:00 AM9/21/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program9/24/2019Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PMSaturday, September 214:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM6/24/2020Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 AM09/21/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM

​Join volunteer Beagle Puppy Zoey as we explore the trails at Antietam Lake Park.  Dogs must be well behaved around  other dogs and be on a leash.  Make sure to bring water for you and your dog.  This program is free but, we are accepting donations for the Animal Rescue League. Skill Level: Moderate.  Please call to register: 610-374-8839.  

9/22/2019 10:00 AM9/22/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program9/25/2019Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSunday, September 2211:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM6/25/2020Sunday, September 22 @ 10:00 AM09/22/19 10:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
PA German Faktur expert Del-Louise Moyer will explore the impact of taufschein  art (baptismal certificates) on the material culture of the PA Dutch and Moravians. The program is based off research for Moyer’s new book.
9/22/2019 2:00 PM9/22/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program9/25/2019Sunday, September 22, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, September 223:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM6/25/2020Sunday, September 22 @ 02:00 PM09/22/19 2:00 PM
  
01:00 PM
​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​
Together we will explore nature, focusing on aligning the body and spirit with our natural surroundings.  Unplug for a few hours and enjoy one of the most beautiful parks in our area.  Event includes: 15 minute stretch, 30 minute guided hike, 30 minute guided Yoga practice and 15 minute cool down stretch and full body relaxation at the end.  Please bring your own mat or towel.  Beginners welcome, space are limited.  Cost: $5 per person.  Registration with payment due September 25th to www.AOPaddle.com or 484-854-1271.  Appropriate for ages six years and up.  (no rain date)
9/29/2019 1:00 PM9/29/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program10/1/2019Sunday, September 29, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, September 293:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM7/1/2020Sunday, September 29 @ 01:00 PM09/29/19 1:00 PM
  
02:00 PM
​The lure of antique clocks is related to their beauty, their usefulness to help us to control our time on earth, and their mechanics that make them so interesting on a creative and engineering basis.  Join Don and Eileen Muzyka on their 47 year journey of collecting and restoring clocks. The will share interesting thoughts about Antique Clocks including how they work, the types of clocks they have collected, the companies that made them,  along with the challenges related  to collecting, investing, and or speculating. The program will feature many photographs of various clocks including details of clock movements, along with a clock display.
9/29/2019 2:00 PM9/29/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program10/1/2019Sunday, September 29, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, September 293:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM7/1/2020Sunday, September 29 @ 02:00 PM09/29/19 2:00 PM
  
01:00 PM
BAMBA Parking lot on List Road by Camp Lily
Bring your children along for a fun-filled family day of mountain biking on Mount Penn's best trails! You can help pass your passion for pedaling on to those that matter the most: your kids. Take part in this internationally recognized outdoor event sponsored by the Berks Area Mountain Biking Association and enjoy the early fall scenery and sights along the Mt. Penn trails. Bring our mountain bike and helmet.
 
FREE - Registration required. Call 610-374-2944, ext. 2611 or e-mail John Pacharis at jp1974@ptd.net to register.
10/5/2019 1:00 PM10/5/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program10/8/2019Saturday, October 05, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMSaturday, October 53:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM7/8/2020Saturday, October 05 @ 01:00 PM10/05/19 1:00 PM
  
05:30 PM
Join us for an evening lantern tour of the Gruber Wagon Works, recognized as the finest example of rural manufacturing in the United States and a National Historic Landmark. See the Wagon Works in a “new light” and learn about the wagon making process in this 19th century factory. Tours will leave on the half hour. Group size limited to 12. Cost: $5. Please call to register and select a tour time.
10/11/2019 5:30 PM10/11/2019 7:30 PMInterpretive Program10/14/2019Friday, October 11, 2019 05:30 PM - 07:30 PMFriday, October 117:30 PM5:30 PM5:30 PM - 7:30 PM7/14/2020Friday, October 11 @ 05:30 PM10/11/19 5:30 PM
  
10:00 AM
Join us in our monthly gathering for an old-fashioned sewing circle. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc. This month’s topic: Swedish Weaving Embroidery
10/12/2019 10:00 AM10/12/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program10/15/2019Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, October 1212:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM7/15/2020Saturday, October 12 @ 10:00 AM10/12/19 10:00 AM
  
01:00 PM
Tatting- “knot” a lost art! Karen Wattai, a self-taught tatter and member of the Lace Lovers of Lebanon, has years of experience teaching this versatile art form. A comparison of threads, needles and shuttle tatting will be discussed as students learn to make rings and chains resulting in a tatted bookmark. Kit includes medium size tatting needle, threads, and pattern. Bring scissors. Cost: $10. Registration with payment (payable to instructor) by Sept. 29. Call 610-374-8839.
10/12/2019 1:00 PM10/12/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program10/15/2019Saturday, October 12, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PMSaturday, October 123:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM7/15/2020Saturday, October 12 @ 01:00 PM10/12/19 1:00 PM
  
01:00 PM

​Food seems to taste better when it is cooked outdoors!  Join this workshop and learn cooking tips from Jeff Hartman from Cabela’s, and park staff as we teach a variety of outdoor cooking methods, like Dutch Oven techniques with cast iron cookware, cooking over a fire or using backpacking stoves to cook your gourmet meal!  Recipes and cooking instructions offered, and you will get to taste some of our creations!  (Extend your workshop by joining us for the Camping 101 overnight program.)

10/12/2019 1:00 PM10/12/2019 2:00 PMInterpretive Program10/15/2019Saturday, October 12, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PMSaturday, October 122:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM7/15/2020Saturday, October 12 @ 01:00 PM10/12/19 1:00 PM
  
04:00 PM

​Discover the joys of sleeping under the stars!  Join us for an intro to camping with hands-on activities like setting up your tent, outdoor cooking, a guided night hike, s’mores and more!  The cost is $7 per person and includes all activities and food.  Advance registration is required and space is limited.  More information (including a packing list and itinerary) will be given to those signed up.  Rain or shine.  Payment & registration due by Sept. 30th to 610-374-2944.

10/12/2019 4:00 PM10/12/2019 10:00 PMInterpretive Program10/15/2019Saturday, October 12, 2019 04:00 PM - 10:00 PMSaturday, October 1210:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM - 10:00 PM7/15/2020Saturday, October 12 @ 04:00 PM10/12/19 4:00 PM
  
11:00 AM

​Discover the joys of sleeping under the stars!  Join us for an intro to camping with hands-on activities like setting up your tent, outdoor cooking, a guided night hike, s’mores and more!  The cost is $7 per person and includes all activities and food.  Advance registration is required and space is limited.  More information (including a packing list and itinerary) will be given to those signed up.  Rain or shine.  Payment & registration due by Sept. 30th to 610-374-2944.

10/13/2019 11:00 AM10/13/2019 1:00 PMInterpretive Program10/16/2019Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PMSunday, October 131:00 PM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 1:00 PM7/16/2020Sunday, October 13 @ 11:00 AM10/13/19 11:00 AM
  
02:00 PM
​​Martha Capwell-Fox Historian and Archives Coordinator for the National Canal Museum / Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and local history author will explore the history of the industrial revolution in eastern Pennsylvania, along with the impact canals had on the growth of industry and trade in the eastern part of the state.  Following the presentation tours of the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center will be available.          
10/13/2019 2:00 PM10/13/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program10/16/2019Sunday, October 13, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, October 133:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM7/16/2020Sunday, October 13 @ 02:00 PM10/13/19 2:00 PM
  
06:30 PM
​​Bingaman Nature Center
 
Pow Wow is said to be a collection of European magic spells, recipes, and folk remedies of a type familiar to students of folklore. The formulas mix Christian prayers, magic words, and simple rituals to cure simple domestic ailments and rural troubles. Practitioners served rural folks with ways to heal common maladies. Learn about the history of this practice and discuss techniques and hear about some people who were treated in this program for teens and adults. Pre-registration is required, contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com or call 484-706-0020
10/17/2019 6:30 PM10/17/2019 7:30 PMInterpretive Program10/20/2019Thursday, October 17, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PMThursday, October 177:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 7:30 PM7/20/2020Thursday, October 17 @ 06:30 PM10/17/19 6:30 PM
  
10:00 AM

​Visit the Gruber Wagon Works and the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center FOR FREE on the 3rd Saturday of every month from May through October. GWW tours starting on the hour from 10am-3pm and CHHCC open 10am-4pm, film and orientation every half-hour.

10/19/2019 10:00 AM10/19/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program10/22/2019Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PMSaturday, October 194:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM7/22/2020Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 AM10/19/19 10:00 AM
  
01:00 PM
Kernsville Dam Recreation Area
Join volunteers of Blue Mountain Wildlife Inc. to learn and explore the rich history of transportation  corridor along the Schuylkill River.  See remnants from the canal system and how the railroad changed in the area by the Peace Rock.  Wear sturdy walking shoes for the hike.  Pre-registration by October 11th to 610-374-2944.
10/19/2019 1:00 PM10/19/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program10/22/2019Saturday, October 19, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PMSaturday, October 194:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 4:00 PM7/22/2020Saturday, October 19 @ 01:00 PM10/19/19 1:00 PM
  
01:00 PM

​It’s a Monster Mash!  A Halloween bash!  Spooky fun, ghastly horrors and mad creations await any who dare enter the grim Gring’s Mill barn.  Grab your Halloween costume and join us for some un-scary FRIGHTENING FUN!  For ages 5-12.  Cost $5/child.  Call 610-374-2944 by October 14 to register. 

10/20/2019 1:00 PM10/20/2019 3:30 PMInterpretive Program10/23/2019Sunday, October 20, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:30 PMSunday, October 203:30 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:30 PM7/23/2020Sunday, October 20 @ 01:00 PM10/20/19 1:00 PM
  
02:00 PM
From 1755 until 1758 the Pennsylvania Forts were erected to try to stem the waves of attacks of French and Indians into the Tulpehocken Valley. Historian Lynn Otto answers the questions of, who built them and garrisoned them? And, were they successful?  Space limited. Registration requested.
10/20/2019 2:00 PM10/20/2019 3:00 PMInterpretive Program10/23/2019Sunday, October 20, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSunday, October 203:00 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM7/23/2020Sunday, October 20 @ 02:00 PM10/20/19 2:00 PM
  
04:00 PM

Gring's Mill ​Barn

​Enjoy some mulled apple cider, cookies and snacks as you relax listening to the hauntingly good tales of Edgar Allen Poe. In the upper level of the barn, by the fireplace, we will have family friendly short storytelling for all ages.  Downstairs, if you dare, will be an immersive Poe experience to tickle your spine (for ages 10+).

10/20/2019 4:00 PM10/20/2019 6:00 PMInterpretive Program10/23/2019Sunday, October 20, 2019 04:00 PM - 06:00 PMSunday, October 206:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM - 6:00 PM7/23/2020Sunday, October 20 @ 04:00 PM10/20/19 4:00 PM
  
11:00 AM

​Bring your lunch or purchase something from our snack bar and join us to learn all about The Gruber Wagon Works.  The Gruber Wagon Works was moved here from its original location in Mt. Pleasant.  After the talk, take a tour of the Wagon Works.    

10/24/2019 11:00 AM10/24/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program10/27/2019Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMThursday, October 2412:00 PM11:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM7/27/2020Thursday, October 24 @ 11:00 AM10/24/19 11:00 AM
  
05:00 PM
Bring a pumpkin to carve and donate it to the Halloween Hike and Hayride. Also bring your carving tools and a drink, and we’ll provide pizza! All donated pumpkins will line the trail for the hike on the 26th . All ages welcome.
 
This event is free, however pre-registration is required because space is limited! 484-509-2667, ext 3 or jbrooks@countyofberks.com
10/24/2019 5:00 PM10/24/2019 6:30 PMInterpretive Program10/27/2019Thursday, October 24, 2019 05:00 PM - 06:30 PMThursday, October 246:30 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM - 6:30 PM7/27/2020Thursday, October 24 @ 05:00 PM10/24/19 5:00 PM
  
06:00 PM
It started as a day of mourning for the late Susanna Baldwin.  Everyone blamed her death on her unbearable husband, Dietrich.  However, after the funeral, a policeman finds Dietrich the victim of an apparent stabbing.  Now, you need to find out who killed Dietrich and clear yourself as a suspect!  Join the cast of characters and search for clues to solve a ‘historic whodunit.’  Restricted to persons 18 years and older due to content. 
Cost: $25/person (limited to 20 characters); includes four course meal and interactive mystery.  Registration with payment deadline October 7.  Call 610-374-2944.
 
 
10/25/2019 6:00 PM10/25/2019 9:00 PMInterpretive Program10/28/2019Friday, October 25, 2019 06:00 PM - 09:00 PMFriday, October 259:00 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM7/28/2020Friday, October 25 @ 06:00 PM10/25/19 6:00 PM
  
09:30 AM
Learn how to make an apron from park volunteer, Beth Shugar.     Cost $10 Registration and payment  to Beth Shugar due by October 20th. For more information and to register call 610-374-8839.
10/26/2019 9:30 AM10/26/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program10/29/2019Saturday, October 26, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, October 2612:00 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM - 12:00 PM7/29/2020Saturday, October 26 @ 09:30 AM10/26/19 9:30 AM
  
06:15 PM
Experience the wonder of the night while hiking through the beautiful Angora Fruit Farm orchards, meeting nocturnal animals along the way. Guides will lead families along a pumpkin-lit path where children will meet and talk with local "animals" of the night. Families can then enjoy a hayride, or a treat while sitting by a campfire. This program fills quickly! Hikes leave every 15 minutes. $5 per person - Pre-registration required. – 484-509-2667 ext. 3 or jbrooks@countyofberks.com-All ages welcome! Children may wear their costumes.
10/26/2019 6:15 PM10/26/2019 9:00 PMInterpretive Program10/29/2019Saturday, October 26, 2019 06:15 PM - 09:00 PMSaturday, October 269:00 PM6:15 PM6:15 PM - 9:00 PM7/29/2020Saturday, October 26 @ 06:15 PM10/26/19 6:15 PM
  
12:00 PM
A variety of dyed reed will make this basket unique for your weaving collection.   Bring a bucket, flathead screwdriver, scissors, 10 spring clothes pins and towel.
Cost $30. Registration and deadline for payment to Vicky Heffner by Oct. 21st. Call 610 374-8839.
10/27/2019 12:00 PM10/27/2019 4:00 PMInterpretive Program10/30/2019Sunday, October 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, October 274:00 PM12:00 PM12:00 PM - 4:00 PM7/30/2020Sunday, October 27 @ 12:00 PM10/27/19 12:00 PM
  
03:15 PM
Beidler house and the Ridgewood Winery farmhouse are two of the most haunted houses in Berks. Spend a late afternoon with ghost-host Charlie Adams as he recounts the chilling details. Cost:$25. Limited to 20. Must be over 21. Register with payment by visiting www.ridgewoodwinery.com.  Deadline Oct 10.
10/27/2019 3:15 PM10/27/2019 5:00 PMInterpretive Program10/30/2019Sunday, October 27, 2019 03:15 PM - 05:00 PMSunday, October 275:00 PM3:15 PM3:15 PM - 5:00 PM7/30/2020Sunday, October 27 @ 03:15 PM10/27/19 3:15 PM
  
10:00 AM
​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​
​Get outside to enjoy Antietam Lake Park’s beautiful fall foliage.  Wear appropriate footwear. Free
11/2/2019 10:00 AM11/2/2019 11:00 AMInterpretive Program11/5/2019Saturday, November 02, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSaturday, November 211:00 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM8/5/2020Saturday, November 02 @ 10:00 AM11/02/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM
​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​
​Create one of a kind resin jewelry from forest finds at Antietam Lake Park.  Geared towards adults.  $10 per registrant.  Pre-registration only, contact lgauker@countyofberks.com, or call 484-509-2667.
11/9/2019 10:00 AM11/9/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program11/12/2019Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSaturday, November 912:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM8/12/2020Saturday, November 09 @ 10:00 AM11/09/19 10:00 AM
  
10:00 AM
An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc Topic: All About Wool
11/10/2019 10:00 AM11/10/2019 12:00 PMInterpretive Program11/13/2019Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSunday, November 1012:00 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM8/13/2020Sunday, November 10 @ 10:00 AM11/10/19 10:00 AM
  
06:30 PM
​Eric Cawall & Friends featuring Jenifer Kinder & Cliff Starkey
12/5/2019 6:30 PM12/5/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/7/2019Thursday, December 05, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMThursday, December 58:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/7/2020Thursday, December 05 @ 06:30 PM12/05/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
​Reading Choral Society
12/6/2019 6:30 PM12/6/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/8/2019Friday, December 06, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMFriday, December 68:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/8/2020Friday, December 06 @ 06:30 PM12/06/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Mt. Laurel Brass and Live Reindeer
12/7/2019 6:30 PM12/7/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/9/2019Saturday, December 07, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMSaturday, December 78:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/9/2020Saturday, December 07 @ 06:30 PM12/07/19 6:30 PM
  
01:00 PM
​Holiday Movie & Crafts & Kid's Holiday Workshop (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
12/8/2019 1:00 PM12/8/2019 4:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/10/2019Sunday, December 08, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, December 84:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 4:00 PM9/10/2020Sunday, December 08 @ 01:00 PM12/08/19 1:00 PM
  
06:30 PM
Polished Brass
12/8/2019 6:30 PM12/8/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/10/2019Sunday, December 08, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMSunday, December 88:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/10/2020Sunday, December 08 @ 06:30 PM12/08/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Old Time Christmas Songs & Instruments w/ Keith Brintzenhoff (Shows at 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm) and Ice Sculpting Demos
12/12/2019 6:30 PM12/12/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/14/2019Thursday, December 12, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMThursday, December 128:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/14/2020Thursday, December 12 @ 06:30 PM12/12/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Berks Holiday Tubadors
12/13/2019 6:30 PM12/13/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/15/2019Friday, December 13, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMFriday, December 138:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/15/2020Friday, December 13 @ 06:30 PM12/13/19 6:30 PM
  
01:00 PM
Celebrate the holidays with handmade gifts from the heart!  This program is a drop-off program designed to give children the time to create masterpiece gifts for loved ones from natural materials for the holidays.  Craft supplies are provided.
$5.  Pre-registration is required, contact Jennifer Brooks, jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667.
12/14/2019 1:00 PM12/14/2019 2:30 PMInterpretive Program12/17/2019Saturday, December 14, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PMSaturday, December 142:30 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 2:30 PM9/17/2020Saturday, December 14 @ 01:00 PM12/14/19 1:00 PM
  
01:00 PM

​ Experience a colonial era German  Christmas featuring musicians, German holiday delicacies  and decorations of traditional fresh greens.

12/14/2019 1:00 PM12/14/2019 6:00 PMInterpretive Program12/17/2019Saturday, December 14, 2019 01:00 PM - 06:00 PMSaturday, December 146:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 6:00 PM9/17/2020Saturday, December 14 @ 01:00 PM12/14/19 1:00 PM
  
06:30 PM
Beverly McDevitt & Live Reindeer
12/14/2019 6:30 PM12/14/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/16/2019Saturday, December 14, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMSaturday, December 148:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/16/2020Saturday, December 14 @ 06:30 PM12/14/19 6:30 PM
  
01:00 PM
Free Kids Holiday Crafts & Ray Owen with Music & Good-time Family Fun (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
12/15/2019 1:00 PM12/15/2019 4:00 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/17/2019Sunday, December 15, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PMSunday, December 154:00 PM1:00 PM1:00 PM - 4:00 PM9/17/2020Sunday, December 15 @ 01:00 PM12/15/19 1:00 PM
  
06:30 PM
Brass Menagerie
12/15/2019 6:30 PM12/15/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/17/2019Sunday, December 15, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMSunday, December 158:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/17/2020Sunday, December 15 @ 06:30 PM12/15/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
“Celtic Seasonings” with Ken Gehret & Irish Mist & Ice Sculpting
12/19/2019 6:30 PM12/19/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/21/2019Thursday, December 19, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMThursday, December 198:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/21/2020Thursday, December 19 @ 06:30 PM12/19/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
The Williams Duo
12/20/2019 6:30 PM12/20/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/22/2019Friday, December 20, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMFriday, December 208:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/22/2020Friday, December 20 @ 06:30 PM12/20/19 6:30 PM
  
05:30 PM
​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​
Hike lantern-lit trails to discover whether King Winter has made his return!  Warm up next to a campfire and hear stories about the shortest day of the year.  FREE, pre-registration required, contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com to register, or call 484-509-2667.
12/21/2019 5:30 PM12/21/2019 7:30 PMInterpretive Program12/24/2019Saturday, December 21, 2019 05:30 PM - 07:30 PMSaturday, December 217:30 PM5:30 PM5:30 PM - 7:30 PM9/24/2020Saturday, December 21 @ 05:30 PM12/21/19 5:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
The Magic of Daniel Clemente (Shows at 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm)
12/21/2019 6:30 PM12/21/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/23/2019Saturday, December 21, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMSaturday, December 218:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/23/2020Saturday, December 21 @ 06:30 PM12/21/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Crow Hill
12/22/2019 6:30 PM12/22/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/24/2019Sunday, December 22, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMSunday, December 228:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/24/2020Sunday, December 22 @ 06:30 PM12/22/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Harp & Soul
12/26/2019 6:30 PM12/26/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/28/2019Thursday, December 26, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMThursday, December 268:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/28/2020Thursday, December 26 @ 06:30 PM12/26/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Stephanie Grace
12/27/2019 6:30 PM12/27/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/29/2019Friday, December 27, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMFriday, December 278:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/29/2020Friday, December 27 @ 06:30 PM12/27/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble
12/28/2019 6:30 PM12/28/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/30/2019Saturday, December 28, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMSaturday, December 288:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM9/30/2020Saturday, December 28 @ 06:30 PM12/28/19 6:30 PM
  
06:30 PM
Little Lehigh Band
12/29/2019 6:30 PM12/29/2019 8:30 PMHoliday Lights, Interpretive Program12/31/2019Sunday, December 29, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PMSunday, December 298:30 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM - 8:30 PM10/1/2020Sunday, December 29 @ 06:30 PM12/29/19 6:30 PM