Interpretive Programs

We offer a series of programs and workshops starting in February through December. These programs are free unless otherwise indicated. For more information, or to register for a workshop, please call the Berks County Heritage Center at 610-374-8839, or at the number indicated.


 Interpretive Programs

Sunday,  Aug. 2012-4:00 pm
This wall hanging basket will make you feel like it’s spring no matter the weather outside! Bring a bucket, flathead screwdriver, scissors, 10 spring clothes pins and towel.
Cost $25. Registration and deadline for payment to Vicky Heffner by Aug. 15th. Call 610 374-8839.
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation

Wednesday,  Aug. 2312:15-12:45 pm
This lunch and learn program will explore the history of Gring’s Mill Park.  Bring along your lunch and join us for a program at the Gring’s Mill barn followed by a short walk.

Thursday,  Aug. 246-8:00 pm
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!  Your tour guide, Rick K. will lead you through the Fabulous Fifties, get groovy with the 60’s Explosion, then hustle you into the Disco Nights of the 1970’s. The road trip hits high gear with a head on collision into the classic top forty, pop rock of the 1980's & 90's. Your tour heads for home with high octane hits of the new millennium.       Cost: $5.00 per car.

Thursday,  Aug. 246:30-7:30 pm
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

Saturday,  Aug. 2612-3:00 pm
Cabela's is proud to offer this industry-leading course for people interested in learning how to fly fish. The program will begin with a two-hour Introduction to Fly Fishing course that will cover equipment, basic entomology, basic casting and knot tying. The program will conclude with a one-hour Introduction to Fly Casting course, where participants will receive hands-on training on the fundamentals of fly casting, including overhead techniques and roll casting. 
Class size is limited to 15; call 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 to register by August 21st.

Sunday,  Aug. 272:00 pm
Join Susan Speros, historic preservationist, for a discussion on dating, interpreting, and preserving your historic house, and a look at local cultural building traditions.

Sunday, August 27th6:00 p.m.
The Ringgold Band is back and will hopefully not get rained out of this concert.  The Band finishes out our series with some familiar classics, symphonic overtures, show tunes, solos, and marches at the Berks County Heritage Center starting at 6:00 pm, and there is a $5 parking fee per car. 
Sunday,  Sept. 33:00 pm
River Basin volunteer,  Steve Runkle gives an overview of the region’s canals and their engineering and construction, boats and their operation, life of canal families, and recreation on the canals.  He utilizes the best canal photographs from the PA Canal Society in Easton and the Erie Canal museum in NY.

Wednesday,  Sept. 67:00 pm

Church Rd. Parking Area​

Join us for a night under the stars and moon on Blue Marsh Lake.  We’ll paddle part of the lake looking for wildlife and watch the night sky light up the water.  Water safety, local history and features of the area will be covered before we launch. Participants must provide their own boat, life jacket and lights.  Dress up your boat with glow-sticks for our color-fun contest.  Trip is limited to 25 boats, and previous paddling experience required. 
Pre-register to 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 by September 1st.  Rain date: Thursday, September 7th.
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation

Saturday,  Sept. 910 am - 12 pm

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: Swedish Weaving​

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