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

2023 Meeting Schedule

January 1 — Cancelled (New Year’s Day Holiday)
February 5 (Free Native American Cultural Presentation)
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4 (Flute Jamming with Lynn & Eric Miller)
July 2 (Holiday Weekend/Anniversary Month)
August 6
September 3 (Labor Day Weekend/Native American Cultural Discussion)
October 1
November 5
December 3

Upcoming Events 2023

Saturday, June 3, 10 am – 3 pm — STROLLING NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE SONG – Riverfront Park, Reading, PA We are invited to stroll and play flute at the First Annual Good Medicine Indigenous Wellness Celebration sponsored by Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge. Free stuff, Native American Dance Demos, arts & crafts, musical entertainment, kayaking demos, healthy cooking demos, health education, more… a good time for all!

Sunday, June 4, 1–4 pm — GUEST FACILITATORS LYNN AND ERIC MILLER (Jam Haven hosts). Flute Jamming: Join us for a fun exploratory excursion with the flute. You will have the opportunity to jam with guitars, discover skills incorporating the voice and flute and develop playing skills with others. You will even have the chance to do some Brain Jamming through Native American Flute biofeedback. What’s that? Come and find out! (Free-will offering going directly to facilitators will be graciously accepted.) Spirit Arts Web Site

Sunday, July 2, 3:00 pm – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US – To celeberate 8 years of fluting, current members may bring one flute to decorate. Organizers will provide supplies and help you craft an ornament from beads, feathers, leather, bindings, etc. Sample designs will be displayed. Circle meeting will begin a half hour early for extra playing time.

Thursday, July 13, 6:00 pm – Hamburg Area Historical Society Native Flute Program – A short performance and presentation introducing the Native American Flute and music at the Annual Picnic.

Sunday, August 6, 3-5:30 pm – INTRODUCTION TO PLAYING HAND PAN by Frank Henninger (tentative) – an interactive workshop teaching tips and techniques for playing with hands and mallets. Everyone will be loaned an instrument to play during class, or bring your own instrument to play and/or share. Registration and details upcoming.

Sunday, September 3, 3:15-4:15 pm — NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL DISCUSSION – follow up to Cultural Presentation by Amanda Funk (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), President/Co-Founder & Executive Director, Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge, assisted by Alexi Weiskircher, Co-Founder/Visual Director & Research Coordinator. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, share insights, and learn more about the Indigenous community and how it functions in our society today. Discussion takes place after our regular flute circle meeting (meeting is 12:30-3:00 pm). Everyone welcome!

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