Welcome to the Turtle Moon Native American Flute Circle, Reading-Berks, Pennsylvania.
We are a group of Native American Flute enthusiasts
who meet monthly to listen, play, and learn.
Thank you for joining us.

For the Love of Flute!

Meetings: FIRST SUNDAYS, 1–4 pm

Historic Bern Church near Blue Marsh Lake
[Corner of Route 183 and Pallisades Drive]
GPS: 3196 Bernville Road, Leesport, PA 19533

2024 Meeting Schedule

January 7
February 4
March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7 (Anniversary Month)
August 4
September 1 (Labor Day Weekend)
October 6
November 3
December 1

Upcoming Events

Friday, JUNE 21, 2024 — COMMON GROUND DRUM CIRCLE & OPEN MIC, 7:30pm – Atonement Lutheran Church, Linden Hall (old sanctuary), 4 Wyomissing Boulevard; Start your summer with a groove. Turtle Moon NAFC will facilitate a drum/rhythm circle while members improvise on flute. There will be a variety of rhythm instruments and drums to borrow, or bring your own. Everyone invited. This takes place during the regular monthly open mic sessions hosted by Jack Williams, so you may perform on any instrument, sing YouTube karaoke or bring backing tracks for flute.

Saturday, JUNE 22, 2024 — CENTRE PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT GARDEN HOUSE TOUR, 10:00am-4:00pm – 901 North 3rd Street, Reading, PA; Live entertainment by members of Turtle Moon NAFC, https://www.centreparkhistoricdistrict.org/garden-tour

Sunday, JULY 7, 2024 — 9-YEAR ANNIVERSARY MONTH MEETING, FREE FLUTE DECORATING — Our gift to you! Bring your favorite flute along and craft a special ornament to set your flute apart from other look-alike flutes, or give your unique flute a dressing that enhances its design. Crafting will take place (quietly) before and during our circle meeting (arrive a half hour early). Meeting will take place at regular time; Flute Decorating is Postponed! (We apologize for any inconvenience.)

Sunday, JULY 14, 2024 — BERN CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE, 9:10-10:30am — Members of our circle will perform Heartsong 20 minutes prior to the service, plus provide Special Music throughout the service. Gather between 8:30-9:00 to set up, service begins at 10:30am, https://www.bernreformeducc.org/

Friday, AUGUST 9, 2024, 6-7:30pm — BACKYARD FULL MOON CIRCLE [raindate Friday, SEPTEMBER 13, 2024] — Wernersville, PA — FREE, music gathering hosted by our member SuAnn; neighbors and friends invited. Carpool encouraged (drop off cargo in front and park behind in neighborhood for a short walk). Bring your drums, flutes, guitars, etc, or borrow one of our rhythm instrument to play. Please bring a lawn chair, water bottle, and opt. snacks/drinks to share. RSVP and we will send you directions.

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 — ALL FLUTE OPEN MIC — 5:00-9:30pm —Hosted by Silver Wind (Mike Mascia & Jackie Neuman). Turtle Moon NAFC will have a trading blanket and all flute players (including Native American Flute) are invited to participate or attend. There will be be back up rhythm and bass guitar. $5 cover charge. Venue: Epic Double Decker Pizza Restaurant (upstairs level), 415 Baltimore Avenue, Media, PA 19063.

Saturday & Sunday, SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2024 — MUDDY RUN POW WOW, RON HILL POW WOW — 10:00am-5:00pm — Steam-O-Rama, 1673 Manor Road, Windsor, PA 17366. There will be drumming, singing, dancing, crafts, vendors, and Native food. We are invited to play with other area flute circle members as a pre-show featured event. FREE admission for members who perform, https://festivalnet.com/88552/Windsor-Pennsylvania/Pow-Wows/Muddy-Run-Powwow

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 28, 2024 – IRON HILL POW WOW — 10:00am-5:00pm — This is a small, intimate gathering with wonderful vendors and dancers. We are invited to play! The NAF performance schedule is organized by Doug Blair. Please come out and support this event!!! GPS: 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane
Newark, DE 19702, https://www.ironhillsciencecenter.org/about-6

Sunday, OCTOBER 6, 2024 (tentative date) — INTERMEDIATE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE WORKSHOP — A brand new offering by Frank Henninger, of Rävenwolf Music, former FluteHaven Flute School instructor. This will take place after our regularly scheduled monthly flute circle. Circle will begin early for additional playing time. Registration and details to follow.

Sunday, NOVEMBER 3, 2024, 3-4:30pm — THE SONGKEEPERS 2010 MOVIE SCREENING — this documentary is a saga of five Native Americans told through the sound of the flute. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we will be showing the film after our monthly flute circle. Our meeting will begin a half hour early and take a break to pack up just before the film begins, Watch Preview

Stay tuned for date — DREAMCATCHER CRAFTING WORKSHOP — Instructed by a Native American, the workshop will take place at the home of one of our organizers and will take place at night according to Native American tradition. Registration and details to follow.

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