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 Parks and Recreation Interpretive Program Events

 
  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Wed., Dec. 13th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    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.

  • Roots to Wings: Pres-School Prg.: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    Schedule:
    Thursday, Dec. 14
    Time:
    10-11am
    Location:
    Bingaman Nature Ctr., 2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606

    Details:
    The fourth in our series for pre-school students. Encourage your child’s curiosity for the world around them with programs about nature. Hands-on activities fill this 1-hour program. A craft completes each lesson.
    For children 3-5. Cost: $5 per program, per child. Registration required; call 484-509-2667, ext. 3 or e-mail jbrooks@countyofberks.com.

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Thurs., Dec. 14th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    Pagoda Brass is a traditional brass quintet whose name reflects the local icon above the city.  Each of the musicians are also members of our infamous Ringgold Band.  Enjoy the season with some great holiday music!  www.pagodabrass.com (6:30-8:30 pm)

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Fri., Dec. 15th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    Beverly McDevitt & Michael Trach bring their instrumental style of traditional and classic carols, as well as fun Christmas songs to Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill.  The pair features Beverly on piano accompanied by Michael on sax.  www.beverlymcdevitt.com (6:30-8:30 pm)

  • Winter Solstice Celebration
    Schedule:
    Saturday, Dec. 16
    Time:
    5:30-7:30 pm
    Location:
    Details:

    Celebrate the longest night of the year with family and friends around a blazing campfire. Wander down our candlelit path into the Enchanted Forest filled with fairies, trolls and winter creatures preparing for Jack Frosts' icy glare. Warm up with snacks, make a winter craft for our feathered friends, learn about the winter sky and listen to music around a fire. Bring a flashlight. Best suited for families with children ages 3-12.

    Cost: $5 per car. Registration required; call 484-509-2667, ext. 3 or email: jbrooks@countyofberks.com

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Sat., Dec. 16th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    6 pm- “Who is the Belsnickel?” – Join Keith Brintzenhoff to learn about this PA Dutch Santa Claus, who is a mean and cranky old guy.  Keith will portray the character, just like they did it in the good old days, spoken in PA Dutch (with English translation.)  If you’ve been ‘gut’, he may have a treat for you.  But if you’ve been ‘schlecht’, beware the switch!

     Shows at 6:45 & 7:45 pm- Songs & Stories of Christmas with
    Matt Dodd is a lively, fun show featuring Christmas songs both new
    and old for kids and grown-ups alike. Matthew sings the songs we all
    know and love, sometimes with funny alternate verses, many of which
    he makes up as he goes along.   He will also tell us the stories behind
    such songs as Silent Night and Good King Wenceslas.  Plus he tells
    stories of holiday customs around the world, and he personalizes
    famous songs by adding verses using names of folks in the audience. 
     It's a sing-along, laugh-along heart-warming Christmas time! 
    www.songsandstories.homestead.com
  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Sun., Dec. 17th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    Steve Pullara & the Cool Beans Band- Steve is a multi-award winning children's recording artist and gifted performer from Philadelphia.  Together with the Cool Beans Band, they perform music for kids and families that is engaging and will have you singing and clapping along (if not dancing in the aisles)  www.coolbeansmusic.com (6:30-8:30 pm) 

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Wed., Dec. 20th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    Crow Hill is known for its high-energy, audience-engaging brand of music that excels in vocal harmonies.  Based in the Bluegrass tradition, Crow Hill sings songs about shoo-fly pies, race horses, old home places, leather gloves, and country churches, along with some seasonal music. (6:30-8:30 pm)

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Thurs., Dec. 21st
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    “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)

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Fri., Dec. 22nd
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    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)

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Sat., Dec. 23rd
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    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)

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Wed., Dec.27th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    The Rhythm Standard- Singer/guitarist Mike Noecker and percussionist Kevin Adams are an acoustic duo playing a variety of pop that will make you move.  Drawing from influences ranging from James Taylor to Jack Johnson and The Beatles to Maroon 5, The Rhythm Standard is like hearing your favorite Pandora station live. m(6:30-8:30 pm)

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Thurs., Dec. 28th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    The Holly Jolly Puppet Show” by Marian and Friends- Join us for tons of Holiday fun and laugh along with Ventriloquist Marian and her cast of holly jolly characters!  The seasonal songs, silliness, and family-friendly fun will warm your heart.  You and your family will be smiling and singing along throughout the show!  (Shows at 6:30 & 7:30 pm)

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Fri., Dec. 29th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    Haley Sheeler – Enjoy new and used country music this talented local singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 60s and 70s, her performance is speckled with familiar country songs, her original works, as well as her own brand of folk reminiscent of the Woodstock era. www.HaleySheeler.com (6:30-8:30 pm)

  • Holiday Lights
    Schedule:
    Sat., Dec. 30th
    Time:
    6-9:00 pm
    Location:

    Gring's Mill​

    Details:

    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)