Arts

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - AROUND TOWN -

• The 44th an­nual Pen­nridge Gallery of the Arts, fea­tur­ing works by about 75 lo­cal artists and crafts­peo­ple, will be noon to 5 p.m. Sun­day, Sept. 16 in down­town Sellersville.

Mu­si­cal per­form­ers will in­clude Skip De­nen­berg, the Dave Cun­ning­ham Band and Celtic Pride. Lo­cal artist Mary-Lynne Mof­fatt is this year’s Artist of the Year.

In re­sponse to pop­u­lar re­quest, this year’s walk­ing tour will again high­light the his­toric Sellersville Ceme­tery. The one-hour guided walk­ing tour will de­part from Sellersville Mu­seum, 120 East Church Street, Sellersville, at 1 p.m. The walk­ing tours are free, but a $5 do­na­tion to the mu­seum is sug­gested. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Reser­va­tions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve ba­sis. Reg­is­tra­tion may be done on­line at www.sellersvillemu­seum. org or by call­ing the bor­ough of­fice at 215-257-5253.

North Main Street in Sellersville will be closed to au­to­mo­bile traf­fic dur­ing Gallery of the Arts.

Ad­mis­sion to Gallery of the Arts is free. In­for­ma­tion: www.gallery­oft­hearts.org or 215-257-5075.

• Sum­mer 2012 ex­hibits at the Sch­wenk­felder Li­brary and Her­itage Cen­ter, 105 Sem­i­nary Street, Penns­burg, in­clude “Ar­chi­tec­ture in Con­tem­po­rary Hooked Rugs and Tra­di­tional Folk Art” through Sept. 7; “Love, Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch Style” through Oct. 1; and “Up­per Perkiomen Val­ley Base­ball Mem­o­ra­bilia,” through Oct. 1.

In­for­ma­tion: www. sch­wenk­felder.com, info@ sch­wenk­felder.com or 215679-3103.

• Pen­nridge Community Cen­ter, routes 152 and 113, Sil­verdale, hosts its Fall 2012 Craft Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 6.

Crafters and ar­ti­sans are cur­rently be­ing sought. There is room for about 30.

An 8 x 5 foot space with a 2.5 x 6 foot ta­ble may be rented for $25. In­for­ma­tion: snug­gle­baby@com­cast.net or 215-453-7027.

• “Sto­ries from the Pearl S. Buck House: Lives Touched by the Legacy of Pearl S. Buck” is on dis­play un­til Nov. 9 at the Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road in Hill­town.

An ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of nine­teenth cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture, the house holds a rich in­tact mu­seum col­lec­tion of Penn­syl­va­nia coun­try fur­ni­ture along­side Chines dec­o­ra­tive screens, Chen Chi paint­ings and works by cel­e­brated artists. A high­light of the tour for many vis­i­tors is the desk and type­writer Buck used to write “The Good Earth.”

Some of her awards, in­clud­ing the No­bel and Pulitzer prizes and hon­orary col­lege de­grees are also on dis­play.

Guided tours are avail­able Tuesdays through Satur­days at 11 a.m, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and on Sun­days at 1 and 2 p.m.

Ad­mis­sion: $9 for adults; $8 for se­niors; and $6 for students. In­for­ma­tion: www. pearls­buck.org, pearls­buck­house@pearls­buck.org or 215-249-0100 ext. 110.

Tick­ets: $25. Tick­ets may be pur­chased on­line at http:// habi­tat­bucks. org/ get- i nvolved/women-build/

• A car wash ben­e­fit­ting Pen­nridge Lay Rams Field Hockey will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 15 at Na­tional Penn Bank, 96 S. Main Street, Sellersville.

There will also be a ben­e­fit for the team 5 p.m. to clos­ing Mon­day, Sept. 17 at Gran Sasso Ital­ian Res­tau­rant, 527 Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue, Perkasie. Dine in or take out.

• Hill­town Civic As­so­ci­a­tion is hold­ing a scenic bi­cy­cle ride through Hill­town be­gin­ning 9 a.m. Satur­day, Oct. 13.

The ride will ben­e­fit the group’s schol­ar­ship pro­gram which has awarded about 80 schol­ar­ships to res­i­dent high school se­niors since 1991.

In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: www.hill­town-twenty.com or 215-901-1970.

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