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.
|Friday, Aug. 18||7:00 pm|
Dr. Karen Campbell,
professor of Biology at Albright College returns to present an illustrated
lecture on bats from around the world as well as an update on the little brown
bats that live here in the Red Bridge.
Township Parks & Recreation
|Saturday, Aug. 19||9 am-12 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.
Registration with payment (payable to instructor) by August 11. Call
|Saturday, Aug 19||10:00 am|
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 more information if using your own GPS).
program. Fun for all ages! Register by
August 14th to 610-374-2944 ext. 2611.
|Sunday, Aug. 20||12-4:00 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.
Registration and deadline for payment to Vicky Heffner by Aug. 15th.
Call 610 374-8839.
Township Parks & Recreation
|Wednesday, Aug. 23||12:15-12:45 pm|
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. 24||6-8:00 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.
|Thursday, Aug. 24||6:30-7:30 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
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks &
|Saturday, Aug. 26||12-3:00 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.
size is limited to 15; call 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 to register by August 21st.
|Sunday, Aug. 27||2:00 pm|
Speros, historic preservationist, for a discussion on dating, interpreting, and
preserving your historic house, and a look at local cultural building
|Sunday, August 27th||6:00 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.