The Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester will hold an old-fashioned Country Fair Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An annual event since 1951, the fair will be held on the historic farm property at 2111 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale (Worcester Township), adjacent to the church. The event will feature performances, food, an antique and classic car show, hayrides, face-painting and games for children. A live auction will be held at 11 a.m. For further information, FDOO WKH &KURFK RIfiFH DW 610584-4480 or visit www.centralschwenkfelder.com.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, has announced the following programs:
The Thrift Shop at St. Peter’s is now featuring new merchandise for summer. Store hours are Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop is located at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales. Donations of small household items, books, linens and women’s and children’s clothing are accepted during store hours. All proceeds are donated to local charities. IRUQGDWLRQ, D QRQSRRfiW 501(c)3 organization that EHQHfiWV 1RRWK 3HQQ VWUGHQWV. Registration and lunch provided by Texas Roadhouse begins at 11:45 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. and will include a buffet from PineCrest Country Club, RDIflH SRLZHV DQG DWDRGV IRR the golfers who participated in the event. In addition, there will be multiple opportunities for individual golfers to win prizes throughout the day through hole-in-one contests, closest to the pin contests, longest drive contests and putting contests. A fee of $120 per golfer includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, awards, dinner and prizes. Individuals of all skill levels are encouraged to sign up a foursome for a day of golf, or sign up as an individual and the foundation will create a team. For those unable to golf on that day, there are also many sponsorship opportunities available. Major sponsorships begin at $3,000, followed by sponsorships of $1,000, $500, $250 and $100. Businesses and organizations can also SRRVLGH D JLIW FHRWLfiFDWH(V) or a donated gift for the rafflH DW WKH DWDRGV FHRHPRQY. Giveaway items are also needed for gift bags for golfers that day. Volunteers are also needed throughout the day to help NPSD Educational Foundation trustees with registration, serving lunch, supervising contest holes and various other responsibilities that ensure the event will run smoothly. To reserve a spot in a foursome, to register a foursome of your own or to inquire about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, contact 215-8531021 RR fiQNFO@QSHQQ.RRJ.
The 24th annual Lansdale Festival of the Arts will be held Aug. 25 in Memorial Park, E. Main Street, Lansdale. The festival is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features exhibits of fiQH DRWV DQG KDQGPDGH FRDIWV. The Walnut Street Chamber Trio will perform from 10 a.m. to noon; the Eric Mintel nuartet will perform from noon to 2 p.m.; Peter Bruckner will present Story Telling & Puppetry at 2:45 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the festival will move indoors to Penndale Middle School at Church Road and Penn Street.
The Mennonite Heritage Center will sponsor a bus tour to Kansas and Oklahama featuring Mennonite and Native
American history Sept. 11 to 19. Tour guides will be Dan Lapp and Ray Hacker along with historians John Sharp and Jim Juhnke, who will join the group in Kansas and Oklahoma. The tour fee of $1,395 per double room ($1,350 members) or $1,695 for single room ($1,675 member) includes lodging for eight nights, eight breakfasts, three dinners, all admission fees and guide services. Deadline for registration is July 1 with a deposit of $500 per person. The balance of the registration is due Aug. 15. The fee is not refundable, but it is transferable for a future bus tour. For questions, call 215256-3020 or email info@ mhep.org.
Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, is holding its annual Share the Harvest program through Sept. 22. Philabundance is asking gardeners to donate their extra produce to help neighbors in need. Gardeners who have not planted yet are encouraged to sow an extra row dedicated to donating to help their neighbors who cannot afford fresh produce. Share the Harvest encourages home gardeners to grow fruits and vegetables or collect any surplus produce from their harvest and donate to Philabundance to fiJKW KunJHU Ln WKH DHODwDUH Valley. Philabundance will accept produce donations on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Rhoads Garden, 570 DeKalb Pike, North Wales. Each week, the produce collected from local gardeners will go to nearby food pantries in the community of the site. For more information, visit www.philabundance. org.
Manna on Main Street will hold a 5k race and 1-mile fun run Oct. 20. The event will support Manna, a Lansdale-based food pantry and soup kitchen serving more than 20,000 meals each year. The course is a new 5k route in Lansdale, starting and ending at Knapp Elementary School.
Community members are invited to join runners after the race for a pancake breakfast and shopping cart challenge. Online registration is available through Active. com by searching for Manna on Main Street. Race information is available at www. mannaonmain.org/news/5krace. For more information, please contact Race Chair, Nihad Kaiseruddin, at NihadAK@yahoo.com. No previous experience is needed. The cost for the four sessions is $35 ($30 for members). The fee includes a basic diatonic harmonica with brass reeds. Pre-registration is required. For information or to register, visit www.mhep.org, email email@example.com or call 215256-3020.
• Learn the tradition of grain painting wood: Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learning to grain paint a softwood 5 x 7 picture frame and a small document box (supplied for the workshop) using acrylic glazes. Fee: $55 ($50 for members), plus a materials fee of $40.
• Crochet rag rug workshop: Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Textile artist Cathy Hetznecker will teach participants to make a crocheted rag rug, using old and new fabric. Fee: $55 ($50 for members), plus a materials fee of $6.
• Rug hooking workshop: Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Designer and teacher Cindy Irwin will teach participants how to hook onto a wool background and how to construct a bag with an internal frame and then attach feet to the bag. Fee: $55 ($50 for members). Participants can choose a large bag kit for $85 or a small bag kit for $63.
The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main St., Lansdale, is offering the following classes and workshops:
• Arthritis Support Group — The Arthritis Support Group, sponsored by the NPVNA, meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact The PEAK Center at 215-362-7432.
• Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program — The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main St., Lansdale, will be a distribution site for Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons. Coupons are available to participants who are residents of Montgomery County, 60 + years of age, whose income does not exceed $20,036 or $26,955 for a couple. Coupons will be distributed 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays. Proof of age is required.
• Acupressure and seated head, neck and shoulder massages are offered at The PEAK Center on a monthly basis. The cost for each treatment is $15 for 15 minutes and $25 for 30 minutes. Appointments can be made at The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale, 215362-7432.
• Glucose Clinic: Bayada Nurses sponsors free glucose testing on the fourth Tuesday of each month at The PEAK Center. Fasting is not required, but it is best to limit your breakfast intake. This is a free service offered to the community 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, contact The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale, telephone, 215-362-7432. Sept. 15 and Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the North Penn VNA building, 51 Medical Campus Drive, in Lansdale. Shots are free for adults who use Medicare B as their primary health insurance or for those with a traditional health insurance plan with deductibles. Medicare and insurance cards must be presented to receive the vaccine at no cost. All others will be charged $25 for the flu YDFFLnH DnG $50 IRU WKH pneumonia vaccine, payable in cash or by check. Appointments are necessary. Please call 215-855-6191 to reserve your time.
The North Penn United Way, whose service area covers the North Penn and Indian Valley communities, has partnered with FamilyWize to provide a no-cost, discount drug card program to anyone who requires the use of prescription drugs. The cards can be used by everyone in the community – those with and without insurance (including Medicaid and Medicare). FamilyWize cards are easy to use and easy to obtain. Local participating pharmacies include: CVS, WalMart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Eckerd, Landis Supermarket, SrPERVALr, Giant, Target, Skippack Pharmacy, Weis Markets, CPS Pharmacy, Rann Pharmacy, Costco and Evergreen. Ask your local pharmacist about the program, or contact Steve McGlynn at the North Penn rnited Way at 215-855-3002 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the program. A printable version of the card, a list of participating pharmacies and prescription drug prices can also be found at www. FamilyWize.org.
The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association has launched its Home-Based Chronic Care Management program, which targets patients with at least one of six chronic illnesses – CHF, COPD, hypertension, CAD, diabetes and asthma – to receive individualized care plans and coaching within the home care episode. The program is unique in that upon discharge, home-based CCM patients transition to the community-based Chronic Care Management program where they meet one-onone with an RN-coach for six to eight weeks for additional support and coaching. Patients with chronic conditions who are not homebound can enter directly into the communitybased program and meet with an RN-coach for six to eight weeks. Currently, the community-based program is free of charge. People who suffer from one or more of the chronic illnesses listed above who are looking to make a change in the way they manage their illness, can enroll in the free NPVNA community-based program by calling 215-855-7343.
Aerobic classes for women are offered weekly, Mondays and Fridays from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. att the Souderton Mennonite Church in the Fellowship Hall Entrance on West Chestnut Street. For more information, call 215393-6754.
The Wellness Community At The Anne McCouch Center (1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, 215-393-9105) will host the following special events:
ONGOING WEEKLY PROGRAMS
• Beginners Tai Chi: 6:30 – 7 p.m.
• Intermediate Tai Chi: 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Doylestown Hospital is offering the following programs:
• Monday Night Coffee Talks, the very popular nights out for women, are back. Call 215-345-2121 to register.
Experience your True Self through Sahaja Yoga Meditation — Free classes every Saturday 2: 30 to 4: 30 p. m. at Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building 660 Lansdale Ave ( at 7th St), Lansdale, 19446 For more information: 215- 361- 7137 or info@ synorthpenn. org
The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main St., Lansdale, offers free health- related programs for adults 55 years of age and older. Information: 215- 3627432.
• “Healthy Living,” a weight control program, is held Thursdays at 2 p.m.
• Tai Chi classes are offered Mondays at 5 p.m., the cost is $25 for a six week session and Yoga is offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $30 for a six week session.
The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association hosts events. For more information, call 215855- 6191.
Central Montgomery Medical Center, 100 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale, will host Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes every Saturday from noon to 1: 30 p. m. in Classroom A. For more information, call 215361- 7137.