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• Knit One, Purl Two Club — Bring your yarn and pat­tern and come join the knit­ters by the fire­place each Tues­day be­gin­ning at 10 a.m.

• Mahjong Group — Join the gang each Tues­day af­ter­noon be­gin­ning at 12:30 p.m. in the main li­brary.

• Blood Pres­sure Screen­ing: Fourth Tues­day af­ter­noon of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. No ap­point­ment or fee. The North Penn Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion will of­fer free blood pres­sure screen­ings.

• Wii Bowl­ing for Adults: Sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon at 2 p.m.

• Mex­i­can Train Domi­noes — Play­ers of all abil­i­ties are wel­come to play ev­ery Thurs­day 1 to 4 p.m. SPE­CIAL EVENTS: • Downton Abbey: Feb. 4 through March 25. Want to see what all the chat­ter is about? Come to the li­brary com­mu­nity rooms each Mon­day for about an hour per ses­sion of sea­son one episodes. Sign up and choose your time to view: 2 or 5 p.m.

• Cel­e­brate the Ir­ish: March 18 at 7 p.m. Lo­cal mu­si­cian Doug Buehler will ex­plain the his­tory of and how the bag­pipes work, then will play mu­sic. Try the bag­pipes your­self! Cost: FREE!

• Get a new eReader or Smart­phone? Li­brary eBooks and au­dio­books for th­ese de­vices are avail­able for free through the li­brary! Books are com­pat­i­ble with all Nooks, Kin­dles, tablets, iPods, iPhones and an­droids. Ask at the cir­cu­la­tion desk for an in­struc­tion sheet for your spe­cific de­vice, all you need is a cur­rent li­brary card! Hav­ing trou­ble get­ting started? Stop by the li­brary any Mon­day af­ter 5 p.m. for one-on-one help.

• Honor the vic­tims of Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School: Help the li­brary re­mem­ber those that lost their lives by pur­chas­ing a first­grade level book to add to the li­brary shelves. In­side each book will be a spe­cial mes­sage with the im­age of an an­gel, the name of a vic­tim, and, if re­quested, the name of the fam­ily who is do­nat­ing the book in their me­mory. A do­na­tion of $15 will pur­chase the book and per­son­al­ized book­plate. FUNDRAIS­ING: • Adopt-A-Brick: For $100, an en­graved brick will be in­stalled at the Veter­ans Me­mo­rial Flag Pole. Or­der forms avail­able at the li­brary.

• By­ers Choice: Sto­ry­Teller is avail­able for sale at the li­brary. $70/each plus $10 if ship­ping is needed.

• Do­nate your car to the North Wales Area Li­brary: The li­brary will ben­e­fit from the pro­ceeds of the sale or sal­vage of your ve­hi­cle and your do­na­tion is tax de­ductable. Con­tact Point Ser­vice Cen­ter and tell them you want to do­nate your ve­hi­cle to the NWAL. Ar­range­ments will be made to tow your ve­hi­cle, if nec­es­sary, at no cost to you. Call Point Ser­vice Cen­ter at 215-699-TIRE (8473) or email pointser­

• En­ter­tain­ment Books: Get your dis­count coupon book and sup­port the li­brary. Cost: $30.

Drama & Dance

Perky Prom­e­naders Square Dance Club, Christ United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Val­ley Forge Road, Lans­dale, of­fers dance classes and lessons. In­for­ma­tion: 215-542-8374 or www.

• Free Square Dance For Begin­ners: Jan. 21 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sin­gles wel­come, or bring a part­ner, fam­ily or friends. Ca­sual dress; no ex­pe­ri­ence needed.

• A begin­ners square dance class will be held weekly from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Val­ley Forge Road, Lans­dale. The cost is $2.50 per per­son per ses­sion. In­forma- tion: 610-275-7614 or 215368-7359.

• Weekly round dance lessons will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per cou­ple per ses­sion.

The Lay­men Play­men, Inc., will per­form the mu­si­cal com­edy “The Pa­jama Game” for their 26th pro­duc­tion. Per­for­mances will oc­cur Feb. 7,8,9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. The show is an up­beat, fast-paced mu­si­cal based on the novel “7 1/2 Cents” by Richard Bis­sell. Tick­ets are $10 for adults, $8 for stu­dents and se­niors 65+ and $5 for chil­dren un­der 5. All per­for­mances will be held in the Stringer Au­di­to­rium at Lans­dale United Methodist Church, 300 N. Broad St., Lans­dale. Call 215-368-9484 for tick­ets. The Lay­men Play­men, Inc. is a Chris­tian Com­mu­nity The­atre Group com­mit­ted to serv­ing the Lord and the needs of our com­mu­nity.

Dance classes at the PEAK Cen­ter, 1292 Al­len­town Rd., Towa­mencin: Ball­room dance classes: Learn the ba­sics of the fox trot, cha cha, jit­ter­bug and waltz. Begin­ners ball­room: Thurs­days, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In­ter­me­di­ate ball­room: Thurs­days, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Begin­ners line danc­ing: Thurs­days, 12:30-1 p.m. Line danc­ing: Thurs­days, 1 p.m. Tap danc­ing: Thurs­days, 10:30 a.m. Cost is $24 for six-week ses­sions. Call 215-362-7432 for in­for­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion. In­struc­tor John Long has been teach­ing ball­room, tap and line dance at many venues in­clud­ing the PEAK Cen­ter for over 20 years.

Art & Mu­sic

St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 125 N. Main St. (Sum­ney­town Pike), North Wales, will present Tues­day at Noon Or­gan Recitals. Ex­pe­ri­ence the great pipe or­gan sound for free! Jan. 22: An­drew Long, mu­sic di­rec­tor, Trin­ity Lutheran Church, Perkasie; Jan. 29: Scott My­ers, grad­u­ate of Cur­tis In­sti­tute & The Juil­liard School. A re­cep­tion fol­lows each recital! Call 215-699-9342 or visit www. UC­C­north­

Church Events

The Church of the Holy Spirit, Sum­ney­town Pike and Barndt Road, Har­leysville, will hold the fol­low­ing events:

• Chili Cookoff and Va­ri­ety Show: Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The com­pe­ti­tion and din­ner will be fol­lowed by desserts and a va­ri­ety show by tal­ented mem­bers of the church. All are wel­come. The eent is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the church at 215-234-8020.

• Mardi Gras Din­ner Dance, Silent Auc­tion and Bas­ket Raf­fle: Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Gen­er­a­tions of In­dian Val­ley, 259 N. Sec­ond St., Soud­er­ton. Clas­sic jazz will be pro­vided by the Alan Se­gal Quar­tet. The menu in­cludes a buf­fet din­ner, beer, wine and other bev­er­ages, along with dis­serts. A silent auc­tion will be held, as well as a sep­a­rate Kidz Gras, of­fer­ing chil­dren’s foods, crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties. Tick­ets are $30 for adults, $25 for se­niors, $20 for the first child and $10 for each ad­di­tional child. For tick­ets, call 215-234-8020, ext. 6.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, has an­nounced the fol­low­ing events and pro­grams:

• The Thrift Shop at St. Peter’s is open for busi­ness. 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.

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