Moved from home page to keep as a reference, listed in reverse chronological order…
Saturday, May 6, 11 am-1 pm — LET’S MAKE NATIVE AMERICAN-STYLE FRAME DRUMS – at this workshop we will craft 10-inch single sided deer rawhide drums with branch handle beaters. A Native American drum, no matter the type, is a sacred instrument. Class size limited. Pre-register with Tree Of Life Metaphysical Shoppe and Holistic Arts Center, Ringtown, PA.
Saturday, April 22, Noon-6 pm — BERKS COUNTY EARTH DAY Location: City Park, Downtown Reading, PA; Call for members to volunteer. We will need help with the free decorating craft for children and will need help filling a 1/2 hr time slot to perform Native American Songs or Heartsongs at the tent near the Peace Dove, where Barry Lee (Emcee) and Barbara Christy, of Spirit Wing, will be hosting an interactive Indigenous experience.
February 5, 1-4pm — NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL PRESENTATION. Amanda Funk (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), President/Co-Founder & Executive Director, Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge, will be our guest speaker during the February 2023 monthly flute circle meeting. In this introductory presentation, we will learn about Native American history in Berks County and Pennsylvania at large. We will talk about misconceptions of Native American identity and what the local Native American community looks like today. Together, we will consider this ever-important question: “How has the past shaped our present moment?” Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions. Everyone welcome!
Sunday, December 4, 1–4 pm — MINI CONCERT by SILVER WIND — Mike Mascia (Native American Flute) and Jackie Neuman (guitar) with guest artist Frank Rävenwölf Henninger (percussion), will perform a 1/2 hour concert at our monthly flute circle meeting. Afterwards, members and guests are invited to play along with professional accompaniment. You do not have to be a member to come out and enjoy Silver Wind’s original songs, expert technique, captivating voice and artistic expression!
Wednesday, October 12, 6:30pm — ANCIENT VOICES CONCERT at Bern Reformed United Church of Christ — featuring award-winning duo David Rose, Native American-style flutes & Dan Kennedy, contemporary piano), plus pre-concert by members of Turtle Moon Native American Flute Circle. Although there is no admission cost, free-will offerings will be graciously received. Autographed CD’s will be available for purchase.
Friday, August 19 (Raindate 20th) — BACKYARD DRUM AND FLUTE CIRCLE, evening (pm), Wernersville, PA — FREE, interim outdoor evening meeting at private residence, neighbors invited. Carpool encouraged (parking limited). Bring a drum to share, or borrow a rhythm instrument, plenty provided. Also bring a lawn chair and bug spray if needed. Cold drinks will be provided. Contact us for directions.
Sunday, July 24 — SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, 9:30-10:30 am — Bern Reformed United Church of Christ, music program by select members of the Turtle Moon Native American Flute Circle. Congregation participation invited.
Sunday, May 1 — INTRODUCTION TO PLAYING DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP, 2:00-5:00 pm — Preregistration required. FREE event (optional voluntary donation to instructor). No prior experience necessary. Instruments available for loan or for purchase. Bring your own didgeridoo if you have one. Instructor Frank Ravenwolf Henninger will offer individual attention, teaching basic skills in breath control, playing a basic tone with rhythm and vocalizations.
Saturday, April 23 — BERKS COUNTY EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, 12:00-6:00 pm, City Park, Downtown Reading — FREE rain or shine event. Visit our booth for educational materials and FREE handouts, trading blanket with handcrafted flutes and rhythm instruments, FREE Sistrum Rattle Craft for children, decorate and learn to play your own PVC Native American Style Flute, plus FREE concert on stage… play along with us.
Sunday, March 20 — SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION, 1:00 pm, Historic Dreibelbis Farm, Virginville — Rain or Shine, family friendly gathering at the largest Native American settlement site in Eastern Pennsylvania. Spectators, drummers, flute players welcome. Historical introduction, bonfire drumming jam, Native American Flute open mic, 7 directions blessing, 3 sisters soup and refreshments. GPS: 356 Hard Hill Road, Hamburg, PA 19526.
April 22, 2021 — EARTH DAY CELEBRATION — 1:00pm — gathering at Berks County Heritage Center by the covered bridge. Restore our planet theme and honor the “standing people” ; bring drums, percussion and Native American Flutes, folding chair, warm clothes.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 9:30am WORSHIP SERVICE/FREE FLUTES TO CHILDREN — GIVING BACK TO BERN CHURCH — Youth church members receive free flute at Sunday service, decorate during 10:00 Sunday School hour, learn to play a song for congregation. Turtle Moon members are asked to help children with decorating (please arrive at 8:30am for set-up). Bern Reformed UCC Church, 3196 Bernville Road, Leesport, PA 19533 (Rt. 183 and Palisades Drive near Blue Marsh Lake)
CANCELLED — Sunday, September 29, 2019, 1—2pm — COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM — Learn the history and lore of Native American Flute music and especially the most authentic instrument, the flute. Take this opportunity to learn to play the beginner scale on a flute as well as a simple Native American tune. PVC flutes and other trading Trading Blanket items will be available. Register with Township of Spring Administration Building, 2850 Windmill Rd., Sinking Spring, PA 19608; Event Listing; Additional Listing; BCTV Listing
CANCELLED — August 25, 2019, 2—4pm — LET’S MAKE URBAN BAMBOO FLUTES — Assemble and decorate a flute made from PVC pipe, learn the basic scale and how to make up songs. Perfect for those who have no previous musical training. Preregister with Tree Of Life Metaphysical Shoppe and Holistic Arts Center, Ringtown, PA
July 28, 2019 — CHURCH SERVICE PERFORMANCE, 9:15—10:30am — Members of our circle will perform 15 minutes prior to 9:30 service and during the service at the church where we have our monthly meetings. Bern Reformed UCC Church, 3196 Bernville Road, Leesport, PA 19533 (Rt. 183 and Palisades Drive near Blue Marsh Lake)
June 30, 2019, 1–3pm — BRANCH RATTLE WORKSHOP — Craft your own personalized sistrum type rattle for entertainment or healing purposes; preregister with Tree Of Life Metaphysical Shoppe and Holistic Arts Center, Ringtown, PA
June 21, 2019 — BERKS COUNTY PARKS SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION — 5:30pm evening event at Heritage Center — Please take time on the longest day of the year to visit our booth. We will offer live flute performance, participatory rhythm activity, instrument crafting workshop, educational materials and have trading blanket items on display.
June 15, 2019, 1–3pm — MEET AND GREET NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES — Introduction to Native American Flute; learn about construction and design, sizes, keys. Demonstration of different tones and qualities of sound. Participate in a rhythm build meditation. Tree Of Life Metaphysical Shoppe and Holistic Arts Center, Ringtown, PA
April 22, 2019 — EARTH DAY DRUMMING — 5:30pm till sunset — very informal gathering at Blue Marsh, Lake Old Church Road access. Connect with the beat of Mother Earth; bring drums and Native American Flutes.
April 7, 2019 — CALLING ALL POETS — In conjunction with Berks Bards, in celebration of National Poetry Month, we will pairing your poetry with Native Flute music and/or drumming at our regularly scheduled monthly meeting
January 4, 2019 — NEW YEAR’S DRUM CIRCLE AND FLUTE JAM — 4–8pm — private residence — contact us for details
August, 2018 — SISTRUM BRANCH RATTLE WORKSHOP — Ringtown Area Library Summer Quest program. Children will have a hands on opportunity to create their very own musical instruments using natural materials. 132 W Main St, Ringtown, PA 17967, for all ages.
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:30pm — EARTH DAY CELEBRATION FLUTE AND DRUM CIRCLE — Blue Marsh Lake cul de sac under The Great Oak tree (Dry Brooks Day Use Area entrance). Hosted by Turtle Moon NAFC and Dave Ray, local historian. After a brief tribute to Mother Earth, there will be a presentation and talk on the Lenni Lenape Indian history of the area, followed by drumming and Open Mic fluting. You do not have to be a flute player or drummer to attend. Please bring an offering for Mother Earth (a song, poem, prayer, intention, or physical item such as tobacco or sage to be presented to the Oak.
Sunday, June 19, 2017, 9:30am WORSHIP SERVICE MUSIC FOR FATHERS’ DAY AT BERN CHURCH — Turtle Moon members will be “praying through their flutes,” or playing spontaneous Heartsong melodies during Sunday service at Bern Reformed UCC Church, 3196 Bernville Road, Leesport, PA 19533 (Rt. 183 and Palisades Drive near Blue Marsh Lake)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — FOUNDERS MEETING — Initial meeting of our new Native American Flute Circle — Blue Marsh Lake Visitors Center, Bernville, PA