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 Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddles Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddles
May 20, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Our Pedal & Paddle events are back for 2017! This year, we have more options than ever before, with six events scheduled from May through September.
Perkiomen Valley BikingPaddling
 Schuylkill County Fair Schuylkill County Fair
July 31, 2017 - August 5, 2017
Enjoy rides, food, amusements, displays, games, and top notch entertainment for the entire family. Five dollar gate admission. Kids 12 and under free.
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 Living History Sundays Living History Sundays
August 6-27, 2017
1-4pm On Sundays in August, Pottsgrove Manor staff and volunteers will interpret 18th century trades and everyday life with demonstrations and hands-on activities. Butter making and tape weaving, cooking, needlework, soap making, spinning, Colonial games and more. The activities will vary week by week, so be sure to check the official website or call Pottsgrove Manor (610-326-4014) to discover what will be happening when you visit.
Perkiomen Valley Kid Friendly Activities
 Autumn Hawk Watch Autumn Hawk Watch
August 15, 2017 - December 15, 2017
The Annual Autumn Hawk Watch begins August 15 at the Sanctuary's famed North Lookout and is conducted daily, weather permitting, through December 15. An official counter and interpreters are on hand to point out and identify birds. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about hawk migration and enjoy this spectacle of nature.
The Blue Mountains Bird Watching
  Schuylkill Haven Island Park Festival
August 19, 2017
A day of live bands, food, family fun, and entertainment for all ages benefiting the continued development of Schuylkill Haven Island Park Recreation Area.
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  Weaving in Eighteenth Century Pennsylvania
August 19, 2017
11 a.m. Trust volunteer Diane Kiefer will discuss the types of people who were weavers, flax and wool, spinning and knitting, and weaving and finishing. She will also talk about how wool was marketed and changes to industrialization in the early nineteenth century. There will be a weaving demonstration on a tape loom as well as hands-on weaving opportunities for the audience. $2 donation suggested.
Oley Valley
  25th Annual Pioneer Day at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine
August 19, 2017
10am-5pm In addition to coal mine tours and steam train rides, there will be entertainment provided by the Breaker Boys & musical entertainment provided by 'MAK' Enjoy the food, crafts, and games provided by our wonderful vendors. Bring a lawn chair & enjoy the day!
Coal Country Fairs & Festivals
  Water Quality Paddle at Riverfront Park
August 19, 2017
9am-1pm The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is teaming up with Green Valleys Watershed Association to offer a one-time water quality paddle from Pottstown to Linfield.
Perkiomen Valley Paddling
 Run 4 Sam Run 4 Sam
August 20, 2017
The 10th Annual Run4Sam 4mi/10K race will take place at Gring’s Mill Park. It is in honor of Samuel Brooklyn Reed, a former Schuylkill Valley High School cross country runner whose life was taken September 1, 2007 by a hit and run, drunk driver.The course is mostly flat, shaded cinder trail that passes by several other historic landmarks as it follows the winding Tulpehocken creek on the Union Canal Towpath. Register at
Greater Reading Running & Jogging
  Walking with Washington
August 24, 2017
5:30-7pm Start your tour of the entire Headquarters complex at the restored Train Station. Enjoy an opportunity to visit the park after hours and learn about the Valley Forge encampment from George Washington himself! Free.
French & Pickering Valleys
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