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What’s happening at the Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St., Lansdale. InformationW 215-855-3228; inforequests@ lansdalelibrary.org 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. youthlit.org.
• 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.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:
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.
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• 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 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.
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. 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.
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@ 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 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:LLaauwlansdale.org.
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).
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.
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. aauwlansdale.org.
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@ pearlsbuck.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.