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What’s happening at the Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St., Lansdale. Information: 215-855-3228; inforequests@ lansdalelibrary.org The library is open: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CLUBS/MEETINGS: Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public.
• Cribbage: Mondays 1 p.m.
• Mexican Train Dominoes: Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
• Knitting/Crochet Club: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Beginners, novices, whoever – if you’re looking for a nice way to relax and socialize, bring a current project or a skein of yarn and needles to start.
• WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan Group: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. This mutual-aid group helps people make changes to their wellness plans.
• Knitting/Crocheting Group: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
• Stitch and Chat: Fri- days at 1 p.m. Knitters and crocheters - join us to relax and socialize. Bring a current project or a skein of yarn and needles. Beginners and novices welcomed.
• Magician’s Club: March 4 at 6:15 p.m.
• Homeschoolers’ Get Together: March 5 at 10:30 a.m.
• Lansdale Club: March 18 p.m.
• MOMS Club: March 18 at 10:15 a.m. Need a social outlet for you and your child?
• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): March 20 at 6:45 p.m. A peer-run support group. Connection groups are for and run by people who live with mental illness. Facilitators are trained; many are FHUWLfiHG SHHU VSHFLDOLVWV.
• National MS Optimists Support Group: March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
• Friends of the Lansdale Public Library: March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
• Amazing Moms-Nursing/New Mom Support Group: March 27 at 11:30 a.m. Supportive group of moms gathers to discuss nursing and raising babies.
• Amateur Radio: March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Call 610517-5074 for details. MOVIES: • Friday Night Movies: March 8: Here Comes the Boom (Pd 105 min). March 15: Skyfall (Pd-13 143 min). March 22: Argo (o 120 min). March 29: Wreck-It oalph ( Pd 108 min). Showtimes are at 6 p.m.
• Book Discussion Group: March 13 at 7:00 p.m. This month’s selection will be The Language of Flowers by sanessa Diffenbaugh.
• Men’s Book Discussion: March 11 at 7:00 p.m. This Camera at 6:30
DISCUSSION month, we’ll discuss a selection of stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe. The Pit and the Pendulum, The Cask of the Amontillado, Annabelle Lee, The oaven, The Tell Tale Heart, and The Fall of the House of Usher. KIDS’ CORNER: • Math Mondays: Mondays at 4 p.m. Free tutoring in basic math for students.
• Free Tutoring by Youth Lit: The American vouth Literacy Foundation is offering tutoring to children in grades 1 to 5 who need help with reading. Tutoring is provided by trained volunteers. Tutors will work with your child after school for 30 minutes per week, usually Friday afternoons between 4 and 5:30. lther times may be available. Please sign up using the form available at the library. More information is available at www. youthlit.org.
• Miss Lisa’s Family Storytime: March 14 (in children’s room) and 28 at 10:30 a.m., or March 1 (Dr. Seuss Party), 15, and 29 at 11:30 a.m. For children ages 2-5. Parents and siblings are welcome.
• Miss Lisa’s Infant Storytime: March 1, 15 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. For children under 2 and their parents/ caregivers.
• Little Builders’ Club: March 14 at 4:30 p.m. Children of all ages can come and build with various Lego and K’NEu blocks.
• Kiwanis Storytime: March 23 at 10:30a.m. Debra Hawk, a member of the Lansdale Kiwanis Club, will read stories and complete fun activities with the kids. Since March is Adopt a oescued duinea Pig month, the theme is “duinea Pigs.” SPECIAL EVENTS: • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration: March 1 at 11:30 a.m. dather around
the fishbowl and listen to: “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and “Oh, the things you can do that are good for you!” Receive a free bookmark and goldfish snack! Sing happy birthday to Dr. Seuss! Kids - wear your favorite Dr. Seuss hat or outfit! Special guest: Goldie, the safety swim fish! Courtesy of our friends at Philadelphia Sports Clubs at Highpoint.
• First Friday Used Book Sidewalk Sale: March 1 at 4 p.m. Come shop our used book sale for a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Movies, music and puzzles are also available. All at great prices!
• NPHS Improv Troupe: March 1 at 6:30 p.m. If you thought you knew improv, think again. -oin us for a fun evening of Improv in its natural habitat.
• Philly Tarot Card Readers: March 2 at 11 a.m. Cost: $5.00.
• RootsMagic Genealogy Group: March 5 at 7:00 p.m. RootsMagic genealogy software users meet to get help with the program, research ideas, and more. For details, contact eddie_ firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Dialoging for Peace: March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
• Grief Recovery Program: March 7 and 21 at 2 p.m.
Psychic Development Group: March 9 at 1:00 p.m. Are you psychic? Want to find out? Sign up at www. meetup.com (enter Lansdale’s zip code, 19446). Cost: $5.00.
• Philadelphia Tea Party: March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
North Wales Area Library
What’s happening at the North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St., North Wales. 215-699-5410; www.northwaleslibrary.org. The library is open Monday and Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. KIDS’ PROGRAMS: • Lego Club: This new club will meet each Thursday afternoon from 4 to 5 p.m. The North Penn High School Key Club will be overseeing and help engineer Lego creations. No fee. Lego donations welcome. Limited to children in third grade and up!
FAMILY DAY PROGRAMS: ADULT PROGRAMS: • Adults Discuss Books: One Tuesday evening each month, 7 to 9 p.m. at the library! Books are available for $10 each.
• Tai Chi for Arthritis: Every Thursday at 10 a.m. A safe, easy-to-learn exercise class that increases vitality, mental clarity and calms the spirit. Cost: $5 per class.
CLUBS WITH NO FEES:
• Teen Club (ages 12 and up): Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a good book, movie or game with friends. Check out our Facebook page by searching North Wales Teen Book Club and like us to receive updates and reminders.
• 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 — -oin 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: 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 email@example.com.
• 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. perkyprom.org.
• 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. Information: 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.
North Penn Lodge No. 1979 will host country line dancing on Tuesdays and swing dancing on Wednesdays at the North Penn ELKS, 2737 Trewingtown Rd., ColMarch Beginners’ lessons start at 7 p.m. The cost is $8. For more information call Dave at 215997-7688.
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 -ohn Long has been teaching ballroom, tap and line dance at many venues including the PEAK Center for over 20 years.
• The center hosts talented regional performing artists one Friday afternoon per month. For more information, call 215-3627432.
• The center hosts evening dances for adults 55 years of age and older the second Friday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The evening includes a live band. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Art & Music
Luke’s Place Coffee House will feature Craig Bickhardt & Friends March 2 at 7:30 p.m in the basement of St. Luke’s UCC, 125 N. Main St., North Wales. Craig has performed locally at the Sellersville Theatre and at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. There will also be Open Mic with Mickey Bieberfeld. $10 donation at the door. Free refreshments. Enter from Second Street or Main Street. For more information, visit www.UCCnorthwales.org.
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, will hold a hymn sing March 3 at 4 p.m. Enjoy singing old time favorites led by song leaders -ohn Ruth, Hiram Hershey, Lee Moyer and Kendra Rittenhouse. The hymn sing will feature songs from centuries of Mennonite hymnals and songbooks and copies of the texts and tunes will be provided. No registration required and admission is by donation. For information, see www.mhep.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215256-3020.
Gwynedd Friends Coffeehouse will be hosting Broadside Electric: March 9th at 8 p.m. Broadside Electric is a creative Phillyarea Electric-folk band.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. A donation of $5.00 is suggested to help support the musicians. Light refreshments are available. For further information, please see our website at: http://www.gwyneddmeeting.org/Coffeehouse. html or call 215-393-9576.
Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, will be hosting a Traditional Oil Painting Workshop: Tuesdays, March 26 through April 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop, led by accomplished Bucks County artist Dot Bunn, will emphasize building a good composition and the control of values and color. The total workshop fee for the six weeks is $240 ($215 members). Pre registration is required. A list of supplies needed for the class will be furnished upon registration. To register for the workshop, go to www.mhep. org, email email@example.com or call 215-256-3020.
The PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce will hold the following events (for reservations to any of the following, call 215-362-9200 or email info@PennSuburban.org)
• Breakfast News Network, 7:30-8:45 a.m. at Normandy Farm Hotel (1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422) $15 members, includes full buffet breakfast. Join us for a networking program at Normandy Farm Hotel every Thursday morning for breakfast, business news, informative speakers and plenty of networking. The cost includes a full breakfast buffet. Copies of the business cards will be made available to those who would like them.
GLUOV DnG ERyV IURP fiUVW to 12th grade are invited to join the Towamencin Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are planned for all ages. For more information please write to SSeely00@ comcast.net
Do you have a fear of public speaking? Blue Bell Toastmasters Club can help. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesday at the Marriott Courtyard, located on Route 202, directly across from the Montgomeryville Mall. Learn how to improve communication and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Admission fee: $5. For more info, visit www.bbtoast.org.
The LeTip Chapter of Gwynedd, meets every Tuesday at 7:16 a.m. We meet at the Clubhouse Too Diner at the corner of Sumneytown Pike & Church Road in Lansdale. LeTip is a professional business lead exchange network. Please call and join us for a meeting. Call 215-779-0723
LeTip of Lansdale is a professional networking organization with the purpose of exchanging business leads. Attend one of our breakfast meetings to learn how LeTip will benHfiW yRuR EuVLNHVV. /H7LS RI Lansdale meets every Thursday from 7:01 to 8:31 a.m. at Franconi’s Restaurant, 1200 Welsh Road in North Wales. Please contact Elena Sickles at 610-222-4205 for more information about our chapter.
The Greater North Penn Regional Collaborative Board of Directors holds public meetings the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Penn sisiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. For more information, call Kathleen Fitzgerald at 215855-8296.
7KH FLUHfigKWHUV Auxiliary of the Colmar Volunteer Fire Co. is looking for members. Interested participants can live in any town. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each PRNWK DW 8 S.P. DW WKH fiRHhall, 2700 Walnut Street, ColMarch For more information, call Carol at 215361-9620.
Single Volunteers of Bucks County meets every third Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Andrews Hall (part of Doylestown Presbyterian Church), 125 Mechanic Street. Parking is located on Church Street. On all other Tuesdays, the group meets at the Churchville Nature Center on Churchville Lane. The group is for singles who want to make friends while helping their community through volunteering. For more information or directions, visit www.svbucks. org.
The Lansdale Chapter of the American Association of University Women meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the North Penn High School District Educational Service Center, Church Road and Hancock Street, Lansdale. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-368-9665 or visit http://aauwlansdale.org.
PRO-ACT, a volunteerbased, grassroots organization that works to reduce the stigma of drug/alcohol addiction and to ensure the availability of treatment options, hosts informational sessions. Information: 215-489-6120 ext. 3 (Maura Farrell).
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.
A Mommy Market will be held March 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at North Wales Elementary School, 201 Summit St., North Wales. The market will feature better-than-consignment prices on gently used children’s clothing, toys, books and other child-related items. Admission is $1. Proceeds EHNHfiW WKH 1RRWK :DOHV Elementary School Select Choir. Contact Tracy Calvaresi firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Elm Terrace Gardens will KROG D flHD PDUNHW, IuUnLWuUH and bake sale March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elm Ter- race Gardens, 660 N. Broad St., Lansdale. The event will feature attic treasures, crafts, baked goods, furniture, jewelry, used books and a silent DuFWLRN IRR fiNH FROOHFWLEOHV. The event is sponsored by friends and volunteers of Elm Terrace Gardens. For more information, call 215-361-5600.
The Bucks-Mont Mothers of Multiples Club is holding its spring Kids Rummage Sale on March 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1000 W. Main Street in Lansdale. The sale will take place in Hyson Hall. Admission is free. Items for sale include children’s gently used clothing (sizes newborn to 16), toys, equipment (including high chairs, toddler beds/cribs and baby swings), and spring/summer seasonal wear. No strollers are permitted inside Hyson Hall. For more information or questions regarding the rummage sale, please go to our Facebook page at www. facebook.com/kidsrummagesale, or email email@example.com.
People interested in learning about adoption are invited to attend an informational meeting March 23 at 10 a.m. at 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie. The complimentary meeting will serve as an explanation of the adoption process through Pearl S. Buck International’s Welcome House. Reservations are necessary to attend the meeting. To reserve a spot, contact the Welcome House Adoption Program at 1-800-220-2825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lansdale Branch of AAUW is accepting application through April 19 for its Returning Women College Scholarship Program. The scholarship are available to women of at least 24 years of age who are residents of the North Penn, Wissahickon or Souderton school districts. Scholarship of up to $500 will be awarded in the P.J. sogel category and in the New Perspectives category. Guidelines, details of the scholarships and applications may be obtained online at aauwlansdale.org.
AAUW Lansdale PA Branch, Inc. and the North Penn Community Education Program Present: “Discover the Future” -A Science and Math Extravaganza for students grades 5 to 7. The program will be held on March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pennbrook Middle School, 1201 North Wales Rd, North Wales, PA . The cost is $8 per attendee. Workshops will include: Animal Science, Physical Science, Engineering and many more. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a Discovery Lab: a session exploring hands-on activities related to math and fiHOGV RI VFLHNFH. )RR PRRH information, call Marilyn Hollenbeck at 215-368-0207 or email Linda Hubler at email@example.com.
Doylestown Hospital, located at 595 W. State St., Doylestown, will offer the following programs:
• A Basic First Aid class will be offered on March 7 from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p. m. in Conference Room C at Doylestown Hospital. This is a onenight comprehensive Emergency Care Safety Intitute course. Enrollment is limited and preregistration and prepayment are required. To register, call CPR Heart Starters at 215354- 1400 or visit www. cprheartstarters.com. Fee: $ 45.