News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - OPINION -

• Quak­er­town Farm­ers Mar­ket will hold a Small Busi­ness Open House 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day, Feb. 16, in De­part­ment #353A.

The open house will fo­cus on reach­ing out to in­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in start­ing their own busi­ness or peo­ple with a small busi­ness who are look­ing to ex­pand. Per­son­nel will be on hand Satur­day with in­for­ma­tion on what is needed to start a re­tail or restau­rant busi­ness as well as rent space at the mar­ket.

In­for­ma­tion: www.Quak­er­townFarm­er­sMkt.com or 215-536-4115.

• Jean Keeler, Grand siew Hospi­tal’s pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, will speak on “Grand View Hospi­tal: A Cen­tury Strong & Well into the Fu­ture,” Thurs­day, Feb. 28, at a joint meet­ing of the Pen­nridge Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dian sal­ley Cham­ber of Com­merce at In­dian sal­ley Coun­try Club, 650 Bergey Road in Franconia.

She will talk about Grand siew’s cur­rent ser­vices and en­vi­sioned changes, as well the pre­dicted im­pact of the Af­ford­able Care Act.

Net­work­ing will be 11:30 a.m. to noon; lun­cheon at noon. Fee: $20 for Cham­ber mem­bers; $35 non-mem­bers. Reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is Feb. 22.

In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: ivcham­ber@in­di­an­val­l­ey­cham­ber.com or 215723-9472.

Fee: $8. To reg­is­ter: www. pearls­buck.org/com­mu­ni­tye­d­u­ca­tion. In­for­ma­tion: esands@pearls­buck.org or 215-249-0100 ext. 172.

• Former Philadel­phia bagles safety Brian Dawkins will be the speaker for In­dian Creek Foun­da­tion’s 2013 Celebrity bvent fundraiser, which will be held 7:30 p.m. Fri­day, March 8, at Cal­vary Church, 820 Route 113 in Hill­town.

A va­ri­ety of ticket op­tions are avail­able. Tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion: www.in­d­creek. org or 267-203-1500 ext. 307. Tick­ets are also avail­able at In­dian Creek Foun­da­tion, 420 Cow­path Road in Franconia. AARP. In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: 215-453-4300.

•“Sch­wenk­felders and their Lan­guages” will be the topic 2 p.m. Sun­day, Feb. 17, in the Fall Lec­ture Se­ries at Sch­wenk­felder Li­brary and Her­itage Cen­ter, 105 Sem­i­nary Street, Penns­burg.

Ad­mis­sion is free. In­for­ma­tion: www.sch­wenk­felder. com, info@sch­wenk­felder. com or 215-679-3103.

•A Printed Tex­tile Quilt/ Printed Tex­tiles fam­ily craft work­shop will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur­day, Feb. 16 at Sch­wenk­felder Li­brary and Her­itage Cen­ter, 105 Sem­i­nary Street, Penns­burg.

Make a small hand-carved block print, then use the block to make a printed tex­tile piece. Par­tic­i­pants will also make a col­lec­tive piece fea­tur­ing a print from all par­tic­i­pants in the class.

Fee: $10 for adults; $5 for youth par­tic­i­pants. Reg­is­ter by Feb. 9. In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: www.sch­wenk­felder. com or 215-679-3103.

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