Thursday, July 15, 2021

August Events Scheduled for Sweet Arrow Lake Park

The Schuylkill Conservation District has announced upcoming August events for Sweet Arrow Lake Park near Pine Grove.

Itchy Dog Singers – Native American Drums Along the Swatara - August 6th, 2021

Back by popular demand, Drum Keeper, Chuck Gentlemoon Demund, and the Itchy Dog Singers will conduct a healing drum circle which will feature social dances, legends, history, and traditions of the Lenape Nation. Demund is the Ceremonial Chief of the Unami band of the Lenape and is the legend-keeper and storyteller of his nation. The Lenape culture revolves around the drum and the dance and they believe that the drum represents the heartbeat of the Earth. He and his group say they drum and sing songs because “It’s all about feeling happy.” So please join us for an evening of native culture and happiness at the Sweet Arrow Lake Waterfall Pavilion on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public and is made possible, in part, with a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation and the Reidler Family Charitable Fund. For more info call 570-345-8952 and leave a message.

How Indians Communicated Without Electricity - August 8th, 2021

If Indians did not use sign language or smoke signals, what other ways did they use to communicate with each other? On Sunday, August 8, 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Dave “Big Owl” McSurdy will present a program about Indian communication methods at the Small Leadership Pavilion at the Waterfall Parking Lot of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. Children will also make a petroglyph rock to take home. This program is free and open to the public but masks are required. Repeat participants are welcome.

Hershey’s ZooAmerica - August 10th, 2021

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. join Hershey’s ZooAmerica at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse Pavilion for their “Paws, Claws, Scales, and Tails” variety program that focuses on the adaptations that animals use for survival in the wild. Paws, claws, scales and tails are important for defense, finding food, eating, swimming and escaping predators. Live animals will be included in this program. Wildly popular, this event will be held outdoors so those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. Rain date will be August 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public and is made possible with the help of a grant from the Benevolent Association of Pottsville. For directions or info call 570-345-8952 and leave a message.

Tracking a Dinosaur - August 14th, 2021

Join Jeri Jones and Brittany Martin of Jones Geological Services in Spring Grove, PA at the Waterfall Pavilion of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park for an evening of dinosaur fun. "Tracking a Dinosaur" will take place Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature the audience as the stars of the show. The program will bring smiles and laughter to everyone attending. Jeri and Brittany will demonstrate how important finding foot tracks is and what geologists can tell about an animal just by their tracks. Participants will demonstrate how dinosaurs walked and ran. Also several opportunities will be provided to figure out a dinosaur tracking game. There will be various dinosaur fossils to view. All audience members will receive a fossil to take home with them. Masks are required.