Drama & Dance

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Perky Prom­e­naders Square Dance Club, Christ United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Val­ley Forge Road, Lans­dale, of­fers dance classes and lessons:

• cree tax dead­line square dance for begin­ners: April 15 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sin­gles wel­come, or bring a part­ner, fam­ily or friends. Ca­sual dress; no ex­pe­ri­ence needed. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-8557130 or visit www.perkyprom.org.

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, 1O9O 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 in­for-

ma­tion 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 cri­day af­ter­noon per month. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-3627432.

• The cen­ter hosts evening dances for adults 55 years of age and older the sec­ond cri­day 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

St. Luke’s rnited Church of Christ, 1O5 N. Main Street, North Wales will host a recital by con­cert pi­anist Christo­pher cal­zone April 7 at 3 p.m. A child prodigy, he per­formed Grieg’s Pi­ano Con­cert at the age of eight in the Hol­ly­wood Bowl. Hav­ing grad­u­ated from Cur­tis In­sti­tute of Mu­sic, he has now per­formed through­out the world.

Men­non­ite eeritage Cen­ter, 565 Yoder Road, ear­leysville, will be host­ing the fol­low­ing events:

• A Tra­di­tional Oil Paint­ing Work­shop: Tues­days, March O6 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 info@ mhep.org or call 215-2563020.

• The Rug eook­ing duild plans re­gional hookin and work­shop for begin­ners April O0 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 info@mhep.org or call 215256-3020.

• 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 info@mhep.org or visit www.mhep.org.

• “fn­tro­duc­tion 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. Par­ticLSDnWV wLOO EH DEOH WR finLVK 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 info@mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.

The dospel Choir from the Cas­tle Church in Wit­ten­berg, der­many will per­form at Ad­vent Lutheran Church in ear­leysville May 1O at 8:30 a.m. and St Peter’s Lutheran Church in North Whales May 13 at 7 p.m. The Gospel Choir, un­der the di­rec­tion of Thomas Herzer, is over thirty mem­bers strong. It in­cludes not only mem­bers from the Cas­tle Church, but also sev­eral 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.

North Penn Arts Al­liance Artists to show at the Mor­gan Log eouse, 850 Weikel Road, Lans­dale: Space in­side the Mor­gan Log House will be used to dis­play the works of the mem­bers of the North Penn Arts Al­liance. From April to Oc­to­ber, in­di­vid­ual artists will have their works on dis­play in­side this unique his­toric struc­ture. The dis­play­ing artists of the North Penn Arts Al­liance will dis­play works de­pict­ing his­tor­i­cal land­scapes. Each month, an in­di­vid­ual mem­ber will have the op­por­tu­nity to dis­play their art­works ei­ther two-di­men­sional or three­GLPHnVLRnDO. 7KH fiUVW DUWLVW to show his work will be Ed Kane April 1 to 29. For more in­for­ma­tion on Art at the Mor­gan, please con­tact the Mor­gan Log House at 215-368-2480 or the North Penn Arts Al­liance at 215393-9110.

Mor­gan Log eouse, 850 Weikel Road, Lans­dale, will host “Roosts for Robins: Bird­house Work­shop” April O1 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a chil­dren’s bird­house work­shop. Par­ents are en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate. In ad­di­tion to mak­ing a bird house that they will take home, the chil­dren will learn about the birds of our area, types of houses they live in and the food they eat. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and space is lim­ited. Reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is April 15th. There is a $15 fee to cover ma­te­ri­als. Con­tact Sarah or Diane at 215-368-2480 to reg­is­ter or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Pro- JUDP SURFHHGV EHnH­fiW WKH Mor­gan Log House’s on­site :LOGflRwHU 3UHVHUYH.

Meet­ings &

Lec­tures

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.

GLUOV DnG ERyV IURP fiUVW to 1Oth 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 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 meet­ing. Call 215-7790723

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 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 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.

7hH FLUH­fighWHUV Aux­il­iary of the Col­mar sol­un­teer cire 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 sol­un­teers 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 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://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).

Church Events

The Church of the eoly Spirit, Sum­ney­town Pike and Barndt Road, ear­leysville, will hold the fol­low­ing events:

• An­nual cair Day and Pie Con­test May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come en­joy de­li­cious pies, and if you think you can bake a “great” pie, con­tact the FKuUFK WR finG RuW KRw yRu can en­ter your sig­na­ture pie into the pie con­test. In ad­di­tion, there will be a flHD PDUNHW, SODnW VDOH, FDU wash, food booths, crafters and kids games. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church at 215-234-8020 or email ad­min­is­tra­tor@ chur­chofthe­holyspirit.us.

St. Peter’s Lutheran 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.

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