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

• 7KH fiIWK Dn­nuDO East­ern Po­lar Bear PlunJe to ben­e­fit Spe­cial Olympics Penn­syl­va­nia will be Satur­day, Feb. 23 at Ne­shaminy State park, 3401 State Road, Ben­salem.

Reg­is­tra­tion opens at 9:30 a.m. Splash time is 2 p.m., dur­ing which veteran sports­caster Michael Barkann and former Philadel­phia Ea­gles line­backer Ike Reese will kick things off. Ea­gles wide re­ceiver Jeremy Maclin will also be on site 1 to 3 p.m. to sign au­to­graphs and meet and greet plungers and spec­ta­tors.

Plungers can take the plunge on their own with a min­i­mum pledge of $50, or with a team of 10 with a $500 pledge. Par­tic­i­pants can also reg­is­ter as “Too Chicken to Plunge.”

In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: www.PlungePA.org, www. spe­cialolympic­spa.org or 610-630-9450 ext. 226.

• Key­stone Op­por­tu­nity Cen­ter Meal-A-MontK events will in­clude ones 5 to 9 p.m. Mon­day, March 4 at TKe Perk, 501 E. Wal­nut Street, Perkasie, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues­day, March 5 at Down-to-EartK Cafe, 1141 N. Fifth Street, Perkasie.

A per­cent­age of each meal pur­chased will be do­nated to Key­stone Op­por­tu­nity CenWHU. 1R flyHU LV nHHGHG DW HLther restau­rant. For a full list of Meal-A-Month dates, go to www.key­sto­neop­por­tu­nity.org/events/meala­m­onth.

• The an­nual Bas­ket Bingo will be Sun­day, March 24th at Dublin Fire Co., 196 N. Main Street (Route 313), Dublin. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Games start at 1 p.m. Cur­rent and fea­ture bas­kets, EDVNHWV fiOOHG. 7KHUH wLOO DOVR EH UDIflHV, CKLnHVH $uF­tion, door and con­so­la­tion prizes. Light lunch is avail­able.

Only 200 tick­ets will be sold. Tick­ets: $20 in ad­vance; $25 at the door. Call 215-249-9242 for tick­ets. toric land­mark site at which many of Buck’s books were writ­ten.

Charles Sny­der, Pearl S. Buck vol­un­teer li­brar­ian, leads the dis­cus­sion group.

This year’s book se­lec­tions and dates are “A Bridge for Pass­ing” and “The Big Wave” on March 18; “Kin­folk” on April 15; “The Liv­ing Reed” on May 20; “The God­dess Abides” on June 17; “Dragon Seed” on July 15; “The Prom­ise” on Aug. 19; “Voices in the House,” (by John Sedges) on Sept. 16; “Death in the Cas­tle” on Oct. 21; and “The An­gry Wife” on Nov. 18.

In­for­ma­tion: www.pearls­buck.org/writ­ing­cen­ter or clouden@pearls­buck.org.

• 6WRUyWLPH VHULHV IRU FKLO­dren are held at the Sa­muel Pierce branch of Bucks County Free Li­brary, 491 Arthur Av­enue, Perkasie.

Ba­bies Love Books, for ages six to 24 months, features sto­ries, song and ac­tiv­i­ties 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wed­nes­days. Ter­rific Tod­dlers, for ages two and three, is 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. or 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thurs­days. PrescKool­ers story pro­gram, for ages four through six, is 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Thurs­days.

Ses­sions run four weeks. Reg­is­tra­tion is pre­ferred, but walk-ins are wel­come. In­for­ma­tion: Visit the li­brary, see www.buck­slib.org or call 215-257-9718.

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