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Date­book Notes

The dead­line for Date­book is noon Tues­day two weeks be­fore the de­sired publi­ca­tion date. Only dated events lo­cal to this news­pa­per will be listed. In­for­ma­tion should in­clude event, date, time, ap­pli­ca­ble fees and an in­for­ma­tion tele­phone num­ber that may be pub­lished. Send to North Penn Life Date­book, c/o Mont­gomery News­pa­pers, 290 Com­merce Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034; fax to 215-643-9475; email npcblife@mont­ No phone calls.

Lans­dale Pub­lic


What’s hap­pen­ing at the Lans­dale Pub­lic Li­brary, 301 Vine St., Lans­dale. In­for­ma­tionW 215-855-3228; in­fore­quests@ lans­daleli­ The li­brary is openW Mon­day to Fri­dayW 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Satur­dayW 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 4W30 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 1W30 p.m. This mu­tual-aid group helps peo­ple make changes to their well­ness plans.

• Knit­ting/Cro­chet­ing Group: Wed­nes­days at 4W30 p.m.

• Stitch and Chat: Fri­days at 1 p.m. hnit­ters and cro­cheters - join us to re­lax and so­cial­ize. Bring a cur­rent project or a skein of yarn and nee­dles. Begin­ners and novices wel­comed.

• Lans­dale Cam­era Club: March 18 at 6W30 p.m.


• MOMS Club: March 18 at 10W15 a.m. Need a so­cial out­let for you and your child?

• Na­tional Al­liance on Men­tal Ill­ness (NAMI): March 20 at 6W45 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 sSHFLDOLsWs.

• Na­tional MS Op­ti­mists Sup­port Group: March 21 at 7W00 p.m.

• Friends of the Lans­dale Pub­lic Li­brary: March 21 at 7W00 p.m.

• Amaz­ing Moms-Nurs­ing/New Mom Sup­port Group: March 27 at 11W30 a.m. Sup­port­ive group of moms gath­ers to dis­cuss nurs­ing and rais­ing ba­bies.

• Ama­teur Ra­dio: March 28 at 7W00 p.m. Call 610517-5074 for de­tails. MOVIES: • Fri­day Night Movies: March 22: Argo (R 120 min). March 29: Wreck-It Ralph (PG 108 min). Show­times are at 6 p.m. KIDS’ COR­NER: • Math Mon­days: Mon­days at 4 p.m. Free tu­tor­ing in ba­sic math for stu­dents.

• Free Tu­tor­ing by Youth Lit: The Amer­i­can Youth 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 5W30. Other times may be avail­able. Please sign up us­ing the form avail­able at the li­brary. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www. youth­

• Miss Lisa’s Fam­ily Sto­ry­time: March 28 (in chil­dren’s room) at 10:30 a.m., or March 29 at 11W30 a.m. For chil­dren ages 2-5. Par­ents and sib­lings are wel­come.

• Miss Lisa’s In­fant Sto­ry­time: March 29 at 10W30 a.m. For chil­dren un­der 2 and their par­ents/care­givers.

• Ki­wa­nis Sto­ry­time: March 23 at 10W30a.m. De­bra Hawk, a mem­ber of the Lans­dale hi­wa­nis Club, will read sto­ries and com­plete fun ac­tiv­i­ties with the kids. Since March is Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig month, the theme is “Guinea Pigs.” SPE­CIAL EVENTS: • Grief Re­cov­ery Pro­gram: March 21 at 2 p.m.

• Philadel­phia Tea Party: March 19 at 6W30 p.m.

• RSVP of Mont­gomery County is of­fer­ing free, FRn­fiGenWLDO 0eGLFDUe LnIRUPDWLRn WR Eene­fiFLDULeV and their fam­i­lies April 1 at 1 p.m. and June 10 at 7 p.m. In­for­ma­tion about Medi­care health care op­tions and pre­scrip­tion drug plans will be avail­able. To re­serve a space, please call 610-834-1040, ext. 20 and leave a mes­sage stat­ing your name and that you will at­tend. Your call will not be re­turned.

• This new club will meet each Thurs­day af­ter­noon from 4 to 5 p.m. The North Penn High School hey Club will be over­see­ing and help en­gi­neer Lego creations. No fee. Lego do­na­tions wel­come. Lim­ited to chil­dren in third grade and up!

• Baby’s First BookW A gift of lit­er­acy from the Li­brary, spon­sored by Friends of the North Wales Li­brary. The Penn­syl­va­nia One Book Ev­ery Young Child 2013 se­lec­tion, Stop Snor­ing, Bernard!, is pre­sented to each baby born to a Li­brary pa­tron. This statewide ef­fort en­cour­ages adults to share and talk about books and sto­ries with chil­dren. Please stop by or call the Li­brary with the name and birth date

North Wales Area


What’s hap­pen­ing at the North Wales Area Li­brary, 233 S. Swart­ley St., North Wales. 215-699-5410; www.north­walesli­ 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:

of any new baby in your house­hold.

• lur iit­tle Book­worms: March O6 at 10 a.m. Tod­dlers (12 months to 3 years) meet for thirty min­utes of story time.

• Tues­day Story eour: March 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. Chil­dren ages 3 to 6 are in­vited to join. Spon­sored by Tar­get.

• Fri­day Story eour: March OO and O9 from 2 to 3 p.m. All ages wel­come.

• Makin’ Mu­sic: March O0 at 11:15 a.m. Chil­dren of all ages are in­vited to en­joy Rockin’ Ry­thms, a de­light­ful mu­sic en­rich­ment pro­gram.

• Who iet the Dogs fn? March O3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., chil­dren can sign up to read to a trained ther­apy dog. Join us for a fun way to en­cour­age read­ing! Signup re­quired.

• Meet Suzanne Bloom at iunch! April 16 at 11:30 a.m. The au­thor of the 2013L2014 One Book Ev­ery voung Child will be vis­it­ing. Reser­va­tions re­quired. ADriT PoldoAMS: • 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: Level 1 class will be held Mon­day morn­ings at 10 a.m. and Thurs­day evenings at 5:45 p.m. Ad­mis­sion for the Level 1 class is $5 per class. The level 2 class will be held Thurs­day morn­ings at 10 a.m. Ad­mis­sion for the Level 2 class is $40. This is a safe, easy-to-learn ex­er­cise class that in­creases vi­tal­ity, men­tal clar­ity and calms the spirit.


• Teen Club (ages 1O 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 lne, Purl Two Club — Bring your yarn and pat­tern and come join WKH NnLWWHUV Ey WKH fiUHSODFH each Tues­day be­gin­ning at 10 a.m.

• Mahjong droup — 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. SPECfAi EVENTS: • Downton Abbey: Through March OR. 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 Scot­tish: 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!

• “Wel­come to Spring” Spring Tea Event: April 6 at 11:30 a.m. The menu in­cludes: home­made soup, scones, clot­ted cream & OHPRn FuUG, fiYH VDnGZLFKHV, four desserts and tea! Tick­ets are $30Lper­son. Lim­ited reser­va­tions, so sign up now!

• oSVPAPPofSE: Fourth Tues­day of each month from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., start­ing March O6. Medi­care Coun­selors are trained by the State Health In­surance As­sis­tance Pro­gram. All coun­sel­ing is IUHH & FRn­fiGHnWLDO. 0HHWings can be in­di­vid­ual or in groups. Call 610-834-1040 Ext. 46 with ques­tions or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment.

• oed­ner’s Save-A-Tape Pro­gram: Pick up a free cus­tomer card at Red­ner’s and join the Save-a-Tape Pro­gram. Af­ter your card is reg­is­tered, drop your reg­is­ter re­ceipts at the li­brary cir­cu­la­tion desk. We’ll take care of the rest. This pro­gram pro­vides a cash re­bate to the li­brary based on sales. vour card must be pre­sented at time of pur­chase for the Li­brary to re­ceive the cash re­bate.

• det a new eoeader or Smart­phone? iibrary 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 VKHHW IRU yRuU VSHFL­fiF GHvice, 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.

• eonor the vic­tims of Sandy eook Ele­men­tary School: Help the li­brary re­mem­ber those that lost their OLYHV Ey SuUFKDVLnJ D fiUVW­grade 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. FrNDoAfSfNd: • 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. $70Leach plus $10 if ship­ping is needed.

• Do­nate your car to the North Wales Area iibrary: 7KH OLEUDUy ZLOO EHnH­fiW IURP the pro­ceeds of the sale or sal­vage of your ve­hi­cle and your do­na­tion is tax de­duc- ta­ble. 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.

Perky Prom­e­naders will be hold­ing a Free St. Pa­trick’s Day Square Dance March 18 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sin­gles wel­come, or bring a part­ner, fam­ily or friends. Ca­sual dress. No ex­pe­ri­ence needed. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.

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.

North Penn iodge 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, 1O9O Al­len­town od., 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.

• The cen­ter hosts tal­ented re­gional per­form­ing artists one Fri­day af­ter­noon per month. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-362-7432.

• The cen­ter hosts evening dances for adults RR 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.

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 1Oth grade are in­vited to join the Towa­mencin Chap­ter of the Chil­dren of the Amer­i­can oevo­lu­tion. 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@ com­

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

The ieTip Chap­ter of dwynedd, 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 meet-

ieTip of ians­dale is a pro­fes­sional net­work­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion with the pur­pose of ex­chang­ing busi­ness leads. At­tend one of our break­fast meet­ings to learn how LeTip will benH­fiW yRuU 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 dreater North Penn oe­gional Col­lab­o­ra­tive Board of Direc­tors holds pub­lic meet­ings the sec­ond Tues­day of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Penn Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion, 51 Med­i­cal Cam­pus Drive, Lans­dale. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Kath­leen Fitzger­ald at 215855-8296.

7hH FLUH­fighWHUV 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 fiUHhall, 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 ians­dale Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can As­so­cia- tion of rniver­sity 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:LLaauwlans­

Pol-ACT, a volunteerbased, grass­roots or­ga­ni­za­tion that works to re­duce the stigma of drugLal­co­hol ad­dic­tion and to en­sure the avail­abil­ity of treat­ment op­tions, hosts in­for­ma­tional ses­sions. In­for­ma­tion: 215-489-6120 ext. 3 (Maura Far­rell).

Church Events

St. Peter’s iutheran Church, O11 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.

Spe­cial Events

The AArW ians­dale Branch will present “You Can’t Do ft All!” March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Con­fer­ence Room of the Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vices Cen­ter, 401 E. Han­cock St., Lans­dale, Pa. Ruth Lin­de­borg, of the Bryn 0DwU 3UHVLGHnW’V 2IfiFH DnG Chair­man of the Com­mit­tee of Women in Pub­lic Ser­vice, will speak. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www. aauwlans­

Peo­ple in­ter­ested in learn­ing about adop­tion are in­vited to at­tend an in­for­ma­tional meet­ing March O3 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 wel­come­house@ pearls­

The Bux-Mont Church iibrar­i­ans and Delaware Val­ley Chap­ter of the Church and Syn­a­gogue iibrary As­so­ci­a­tion will host au­thor Vir­ginia Breen April 13 at a 12:30 p.m. spring lun­cheon. The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 300 N. Broad St., Lans­dale. Breen is the au­thor of “I Am in Here: The Jour­ney of a Child with Autism Who Can­not Speak but Finds Her Voice.” Books will be avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, and to reg­is­ter for the event, con­tact nd­kauff­man@ver­i­ or visit mm­grieser@gmail. com.

The Pearl S. Buck Vol­un­teer As­so­ci­a­tion presents “Wel­come eouse Mem­o­ries” March OR from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Cul­tural Cen­ter at Pearl S. Buck In­ter­na­tional, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie. This pro­gram will be in panel for­mat with a ques­tion-and-an­swer com­po­nent fea­tur­ing sev­eral of the voder chil­dren, who will share mem­o­ries of their ex­pe­ri­ence grow­ing up in the Pen­nridge com­mu­nity. Please RSVP for this event by email­ing ashourds@com­ by March 20.

“The Weight of the Na­tion: Con­fronting Amer­ica’s lbe­sity Epi­demic” will be held March 19 from 7 to 8 p.m., in the V.I.A. Au­di­to­rium of the Health & Well­ness Cen­ter, 847 Eas­ton Road, War­ring­ton. This is a free pro­gram.

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