Presentation of German humor and music from Pennsylvania

Keith Brintzenhoff will be the speaker at the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society Members Meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

His lecture will be given by Dr. Witselsucht, a German comedian from Pennsylvania in the style of Professor Schnitzel, will include and will include humor and banjo music.

Brintzenhoff is an expert on Pennsylvania-German music, dance, instruments and folklore. In addition to his solo performances, he manages the Toad Creek Ramblers.

The program at the group building, 116 N. Front St., Womelsdorf, is free and all are welcome.

Parking is at the back of the building. For more information: 610-589-2527.

Annual 5K fundraiser

Berks County Breast Cancer Support Services will present their annual Hear Our Voices Team Holly 5K on September 12 at the Gring’s Mill Recreation Area in Spring Township.

Registration/number collection starts at 8:30 am

The run starts at 10:00 am. A fun walk is at 10:05 am.

Lauren A. Little

A previous breast cancer support service by the Berks team Holly Hear Our Voices 5K Run and Walk at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area. (reading eagle)

There will also be rock art, face painting, games, a raffle, refreshments and more.

Spectators and hikers are welcome to bring buggies and handcarts with them.

Register at by August 23rd to receive a free t-shirt and gift bag. There might be some t-shorts and bags left over after that.

Entrance fees are free for children under 8, but no t-shirt; Ages 9 to 17, $10; and all older ones are $20.

After August 23, ages 9-17 are $15 and all older are $25.

For questions or more information, visit

History of the Cocalico Valley

The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley presents “Court Cavalier Anna Thoma” August 24 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 167 E. Main St., Ephrata.

Lydia Jones, Ephrata Monastery Visitor Services Officer, will speak about Anna Thomas’s monastic life in Conrad Beissel’s settlement and her contributions as a hymn writer and singer.

Everyone is welcome to the free event. Parking and entrance in the back alley.

For more information: or 717-733-1616.

History Center Road Ramble

The Berks History Center is presenting its Fall 2022 Road Ramble on October 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

The Road Ramble is a self-guided ride.

The Fall 2022 Road Ramble celebrates Berks County historian Geroge M. Meiser IX, best known for his long-running book series, The Passing Scene, which he co-authored with his wife Gloria Jean.

From 1998 to 2011, he also served as president of the center, known as the Historical Society of Berks County.

The Berks History Center Fall '21 Road Ramble begins at the Berks History Center, 940 Center Ave., Reading and travels through the townships of Muhlenberg, Longswamp and Alsace.  Route narration includes the history of local towns and historic sites such as Reading Fairgrounds, Madeira Air Field, East Penn Manufacturing, Dryville Hotel and Mertztown Train Station.  (Submitted photo)
Street Walk of the Berks History Center 2021.

Beginning at the History Center at 940 Center Ave., participants will stroll through Leesport, Hamburg, Lenhartsville, Virginville and Kempton. The route will highlight a mix of historical monuments, scenic vistas and sites associated with local folklore.

The Fall 2022 Road Ramble will conclude at the Albany Township Historical Society, where food will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Albany Township Historical Society and the Berks History Center.

Road Ramble tickets are $35 per car for Berks History Center members and $45 per car for non-members. They can be purchased online at or by calling 610-375-4375.

For more information: 610-375-4375 or

The Berks History Center hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

M├╝hlenberg Twp. festival

Muhlenberg’s food and music festival, known as RiverFest, takes place on the last weekend of August at Jim Dietrich Park on the Schuylkill River.

There will be two stages for performances, one electric and one acoustic, highlighting local musical talent with the river as a backdrop, organizers said.

More than 30 musical performances are planned over the three days, showcasing bluegrass, classic rock, jazz, country, indie music and more, organizers said.

There will be numerous food stalls.

A former RiverFest at Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg Township.  (reading eagle)

Especially for the reading eagle: Jeff Doelp

A former RiverFest at Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg Township. (reading eagle)

RiverFest is open on August 26 from 5pm to 10pm and activities are centered around the farmhouse with music, beer, frozen drinks and food vendors.

The main part of the event takes place on August 27th from 11am to 10pm and on August 28th from 11am to 7pm

For more information, contact Muhlenberg Township at 610-929-4727, or visit the RiverFest events page on Facebook.

Bring your own chairs.

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