Step Back in Time or head to concert by Sterling Koch and Freeway Jam on July 22

Step Back in Time Day will be held July 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center in Bern Township.

Turn back the hands of time and travel from Colonial times, to the Canal and Civil War era of the 1860s to life working on a 19th Century farm. Experience life of the past through hands-on activities, old fashioned games, costumed guides and presentations. It’s a day of fun and learning for the entire family! Throughout the day, hands-on activities will include: ice cream making, fabric yo-yo’s, yarn dolls, wallpaper fans, candle dipping, and wash day chores. Kids will enjoy our hands-on Benjamin Franklin’s Experiment boat race. You can also watch demonstrations of rug hooking, needlework, schnitzelbank, bobbin lace, wool processing, and tatting.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-8839, visit www.countyofberks.com/parks or find us on Facebook under Berks County Parks and Recreation. The Berks County Heritage Center is located at 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading, PA 19605.

Also hosted on July 22 will be a concert by Sterling Koch and Freeway Jam from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area in Wyomissing.

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Sterling Koch is a nationally recognized guitarist and is well known for his blues guitar prowess on both 6 string guitar and lap steel guitar. Freeway Jam is his instrumental jazz/blues/funk/rock band based out of Pottsville. The band has just recently formed to tour and promote the solo recording “GuitaR & B” by guitarist and band leader Sterling Koch. No rain date. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. For more information, visit www.sterlingkoch.com or call 610-374-2944.

This concert is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-2944, visit www.countyofberks.com/parks or find us on Facebook under Berks County Parks and Recreation. Gring’s Mill Recreation Area is located at 2083 Tulpehocken Road in Wyomissing, Spring Township.