Drama & Dance
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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).
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.