Up­com­ing Fes­ti­vals, con­certs and more

The Southern Berks News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Early Bird Fid­dle Fes­ti­val Join mu­si­cians and mu­sic fans from all over Berks County for this year’s Early Bird Fid­dle Fes­ti­val 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 9. This FREE event will high­light blue­grass, Celtic, and folk mu­sic on stage and in the field at the Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter. Call 610374-8839 for more in­for­ma­tion and for reg­u­la­tions of the fid­dle con­test.

The Con­cert Sched­ule: 10:05 to 10:50 am Kick Off with Matt Miskie – Vo­cal and Gui­tar Mu­sic; 11 to 11:45 am The Werner Family – Tra­di­tional and Gospel Blue­grass; 11:50 to 12:45 pm OPEN STAGE (10 minute spots); 12:50 to 1:30 pm Full Cir­cle Mu­sic So­ci­ety – Acous­tic Mu­sic; 1:35 to 3:30 pm Fid­dle Con­test (reg­is­ter 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. by the stage); 3:35 to 4:15 pm Butch Imhoff – Acous­tic Mu­sic; 4:20 to 5:10 pm Buf­falo Moun­tain Grass – Au­tumn and Canyon Moore; and 5:30 to 7 pm Dave Kline & The Moun­tain Folk Band.

This pro­gram is pre­sented by the Berks County Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-3748839, visit www.coun­ty­of­berks.com/parks or find us on Face­book un­der Berks County Parks and Recre­ation. The Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter is lo­cated at 1102 Red Bridge Road, Read­ing, PA 19605.

Day of Sci­ence at the Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter

Join us to ex­plore STEM at the Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Read­ing (Bern Town­shi). Learn how the Wertz’s Red Bridge was built, than take a turn at build­ing your own mini bridge. Dis­cover how and why the Union Canal and other Canals were built. Get a chance to try an ex­per­i­ment that was orig­i­nally cre­ated by Ben Franklin. Then, join us by the creek to learn a lit­tle about what it takes for some­thing to rot, and why cer­tain objects will never rot away.

Family Sci­ence Day will be held on Satur­day, June 30th from 9:00 am, to 12:30 pm at the Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter. This is a FREE pro­gram de­signed for chil­dren Ages 7-12 and their fam­i­lies. Please call to reg­is­ter by June 22nd. The cost of the pro­gram is $5 per family.

Sewing Cir­cle: Knit in Pub­lic Day

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. Bring a project to work on and join us for “Knit in Pub­lic Day” held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 9 at Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Read­ing. This is a FREE event. Call 610-374-8839 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Get Out­doors Day at Blue Marsh Lake

Get Out­doors on Satur­day, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Blue Marsh Lake, Dry Brooks Day Use Area, 1268 Pal­isades Dr., Leesport. Join us at Blue Marsh Lake’s day Use Area by the Lake­view pav­il­ion and along the Boat Beach to visit over 50 or­ga­ni­za­tions pro­mot­ing out­door recre­ation and safety. 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. Play the GO Day Scav­enger Hunt and have the op­por­tu­nity to win a free prize. Lots of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages! This is a free event. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-374-2944.

This pro­gram is pre­sented by the U.S.A.C.E. Blue Marsh Lake and Berks County Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment.

Search for your Roots: Ge­neal­ogy 101

Betty Sustello from the Berks County Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety will ex­plain how to get started on your ge­neal­ogy June 10 at 2 p.m. at Berks County Her­itage Cen­ter. She will talk about gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion and good places to start look­ing. Bring along a pen and note­book. This is a free event. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-374-8839. Co-Spon­sor is Spring Town­ship Parks & Recre­ation.

Con­cert: Vinyl Groov On June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gring’s Mill am­phithe­ater, 2083 Tulpe­hocken Road in Wyomissing, Vinyl Groov will take you on a fan­tas­tic ride back to the mu­sic that had you dancin’ all night, and kicks off our Sum­mer Arts in Berks Parks se­ries. En­joy the golden sounds of Mo­town, the silky smooth sounds of Philly soul, the funky tunes from Mem­phis Down-HomeE and the up-tempo Clas­sic Rock. No Rain Date. Re­fresh­ments avail­able. Park­ing is $5 per car.

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