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What’s hap­pen­ing at the Lans­dale Pub­lic Li­brary, 301 Vine St., Lans­dale. In­for­ma­tion: 215-855-P228; in­fore­quests@ lans­daleli­ 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-


The dead­line for aate­book is noon Tues­day two weeks be­fore the de­sired publi­ca­tion date. lnly 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 aate­book, cLo Mont­gomery News­pa­pers, 290 Com­merce arive, Fort Washington, PA 190P4; fax to 215-64P-94T5; email npcblife@mont­ No phone calls.

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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. youth­ 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.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. 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.


• 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 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.

• 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 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, email 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, call 215-256-3020 or email info@

• 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 or visit

• “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, email 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.

Meet­ings &


The Pen­nSubur­ban Cham­ber of Com­merce will hold the fol­low­ing events (for reser­va­tions to any of the fol­low­ing, call 215-362-9200 or email info@Pen­nSubur­

• 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@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 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.

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