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

Friday,  Aug. 187:00 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.
Co-Sponsor: Spring Township Parks & Recreation

Saturday,  Aug. 199 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.
Cost: $10. Registration with payment (payable to instructor) by August 11. Call 610-374-8839.

Saturday,   Aug 1910:00 am
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 more information if using your own GPS). 
Free program. Fun for all ages!  Register by August 14th to 610-374-2944 ext. 2611.

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. 
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