What’s happening at the Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St., Lansdale. Information: 215-855-P228; inforequests@ lansdalelibrary.org The library is open: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to P p.m. CLUBS/MEETINGS: rnless 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:P0 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:P0 p.m. This mutual-aid group helps people make changes to their wellness plans.
• Knitting/Crocheting Group: Wednesdays at 4:P0 p.m.
• Stitch and Chat: Fri-
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at 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. 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 P0 minutes per week, usually Friday afternoons between 4 and 5:P0. lther times may be available. Please sign up using the form available at the library. More information is available at www. youthlit.org. SPECIAL EVENTS: • RSVP of Montgomery County is offering free, FRnfiGHnWLDO 0HGLFDUH LnIRUPDWLRn WR EHnHfiFLDULHV and their families April 1 at 1 p.m. and June 10 at T p.m. Information about Medicare health care options and prescription drug plans will be available. To reserve a space, please call 610-8P4-1040, ext. 20 and leave a message stating your name and that you will attend. vour call will not be returned. KIDS’ PROGRAMS: • Lego Club: This new
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. 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!
• Our Little Bookworms: April 9 and 23 at 10 a.m. Toddlers (12 months to P years) meet for P0 minutes of story time.
• Tuesday Story Hour: April 2, 16 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For ages P to 6. Sponsored by Target.
• Friday Story Hour: March 29 and April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 2 to P p.m.
• Makin’ Music: April 17 at 11:15 a.m. This is a music enrichment program. All ages welcome.
• Special Needs Story Time: April 13 from 10:P0 to 11 a.m. Children with special needs (all ages) and siblings are welcome. The stories and music will be geared toward ages 2 to 6 and the environment will be sensory friendly. The program will be held in the Library Community ooom.
• Who Let the Dogs In? April 13 and 27 from 10:P0 to 11:P0 a.m. Children can sign up to read to a trained therapy dog. Sign-up required.
• Explore Sharks and Seashells: April 1 from 1 to 4 p.m, this is a touchable, interactive artifact exhibit
for all ages. Children will receive a free gift. The exhibit will be in the community rooms.
• Children Celebrate Earth Day: April 18 at 4 p.m. Activities, games and books. RSVP.
• Science in the Summer: July 8 to 11. Registration will begin in May for this dlaxoSmithhline sponsored denetics program. Students who have completed grades 1 or 2 are Level 1 and students who have completed grades 3, 4 or 5 are Level 2. Four classes will be offered: Level 1, 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Level 2, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m; Level 1, 2 to 2:45 p.m. and Level 2, 3:15 to 4 p.m. Students must attend all four sessions.
• Baby’s First Book: A gift of literacy from the Library, sponsored by Friends of the North Wales Library. The Pennsylvania lne 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 of any new baby in your household.
• Meet Suzanne Bloom at Lunch: April 16 at 11:30 a.m. The author of the 2013/2014 lne Book Every Young Child will be visiting. Reservations required.
TEEN CLUB: Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m:
• April 3 – Star dirl Book Discussion • April 10 – dame Night • April 17 – 7 p.m. Movie Night • April 23 – dame Night • May 1 – Ender’s dame Book Discussion ADULT PROGRAMS: • Adults Discuss Books: lne Tuesday evening each month, 7 to 9 p.m. at the library! Books are available for A10 each: April 16 ”Another Piece of My Heart” by Jane dreen; May 21 “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides.
• 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 A5 per class. The level 2 class will be held Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Admission for the Level 2 class is A40. This is a safe, easy-to-learn exercise class that increases vitality, mental clarity and calms the spirit.
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 WKH NnLWWHUV Ey WKH fiUHSODFH 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.
• Bridge Group: Every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning April 24. SPECIAL EVENTS: • “Welcome to Spring” Spring Tea Event: April 6 at 11:30 a.m. The menu includes: homemade soup, scones, clotted cream & OHPRn FuUG, fiYH VDnGwLFKHV, four desserts and tea! Tickets are A30/person. Limited reservations, so sign up now!
• RSVPAPPRISE: Fourth Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., starting
March 26. 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.
• Redner’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. Your card must be presented at time of purchase for the Library to receive the cash rebate.
• 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 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.
• Honor the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School: Help the library remember those that lost their lives by purchasing a first- grade 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.
Book, DVD and puzzle donations needed for the library sale May 16 to 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a bake and plant sale.
Bag of Books Sale: May 19. 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: 7KH OLEUDUy wLOO EHnHfiW IURP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 215-997-7688.
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 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 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
Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, will be hosting the following events:
• 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 Rug Hooking Guild plans regional hookin and workshop for beginners April 20 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Workshop participants are requested to bring a 14-inch embroidery hoop and a sharp pair of scissors. Registration for the hook-in and the beginners’ workshop is required as participation is limited. The registration fee of $45 ($40 for members) includes a full lunch and coffee/snacks. There is a $25 materials fee for the beginners’ workshop. To register, visit www.mhep.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215256-3020.
• Daniel Strawser Wood Carving Show: April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traditional folk wood carver Daniel Strawser will demonstrate wood carving from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and again from 1 to 2 p.m. Admission is free for the event and no registration is needed. For more information, visit www.mhep.org, call 215-256-3020 or email info@ mhep.org.
• The public is invited to a hymn sing April 7 at 4 p.m. The event will include songs from J.W. Yoder’s song books from 1913, 1926, and 1939. Texts and tunes will be provided. John Ruth will open the event by giving biographical information about Yoder. Song leaders include Hiram Hershey, Kendra Rittenhouse and Lee Moyer. No registration required and admission is by donation. For more information, call 215-256-3020, email email@example.com or visit www.mhep.org.
• “Introduction to Bobbin Lace” April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bobbin lace pillow, bobbins and thread will be supplied for the workshop so you can try your hand before deciding to invest in the supplies. Instructor Lily Douglas has learned over 11 different types of lace from teachers from both the USA and Europe. The workshop fee is $55 ($50 for members) plus a $5 material fee for the thread and pattern prickings. ParticLSDnWs wLll EH DElH WR finLsK D multi-color bookmark in the workshop. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, see the Mennonite Heritage Center website, at www.mhep.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-256-3020.
The Gospel Choir from the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany will perform at Advent Lutheran Church in Harleysville May 12 at 8:30 a.m. and St Peter’s Lutheran Church in North Whales May 13 at 7 p.m. The Gospel Choir, un-
der the direction of Thomas Herzer, is over thirty members strong. It includes not only members from the Castle Church, but also seve eral singers from the Wittenberg community. The Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany was built around the turn of the 16th century. It is the site where, in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis on the door; an act which many consider the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
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 to 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.
Girls and boys from firVt tR 12th grDGe Dre 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 215-7790723
LeTip of Lansdale is a professional networking organization with the purpose of exchanging busi- ness leads. Attend one of our breakfast meetings to learn how LeTip will benHfiW yRuR EuVLNHVV. LH7LS 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 Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. For more information, call Kathleen Fitzgerald at 215855-8296.
The FLrefighterV 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.