Springfield Sun - - FEA­TURES -

Teens plan pro­grams for teens. Free passes: The li­brary cir­cu­lates free passes to Amer­i­can He­li­copter Mu­seum, Mo­ra­vian Pottery and Tile Works, Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum, Na­tional Lib­erty Mu­seum, Elm­wood Park Zoo, Pearl S. Buck In­ter­na­tional Mu­seum and Sime­one Foun­da­tion Automotive Mu­seum. Come in and check out a pass, just like you check out a book. Wis­sahickon Val­ley Pub­lic Li­brary, Am­bler Branch: 209 Race St., Am­bler. 215-6437775. Your Fam­ily His­tory/ge­neal­ogy: Call for ap­point­ment; 267-626-4437 or email Con­niebriggs@com­ Let Con­nie help you get started in your search. Tu­tor­ing with Dr. Chang-ma­teu: For mid­dle school and high school chil­dren need­ing tu­tor­ing in math and sci­ence. Leave a mes­sage for Dr. Chang at the Am­bler Li­brary 215-643-7775. She will set up an ap­point­ment for tu­tor­ing in the li­brary. Miss Michelle’s Sto­ry­time: Tues­days at 10:30 a.m. and Thurs­days at 4:30 p.m.

Meet­ings & Lec­tures

Homeo­pathic Study Group: The Homeo­pathic Study Group of Cen­tral Mont­gomery County Free Lec­ture Se­ries is held the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at 7 p.m. at Ply­mouth Meet­ing Friends School, 2150 But­ler Pike, Ply­mouth Meet­ing. The group wel­comes any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the fas­ci­nat­ing way in which home­opa­thy can be used to as­sist in man­ag­ing health is­sues. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Odette Rug­gieri at 215-582-4493 or odet­ or Lois Trave at 215-870-7232 or loisp­trave@ com­cast. Par­ent­ing Group: Join other par­ents look­ing for nat­u­ral ways to im­prove the health for them­selves and their chil­dren. This is a Path­ways Con­nect group so we will be dis­cussing ar­ti­cles listed in the Path­ways Con­nect mag­a­zine of­fered by the Int’s Chi­ro­prac­tic Ped As­so­ci­a­tion. Join us to learn more and meet other like-minded par­ents. The meet­ings takes place once a month on a Satur­day from 11 a.m. to noon. Space is lim­ited, so please RSVP at mbody­chi­ro­prac­tic@gmail. com or by calling 267-462-4911. www.mbody­chi­ro­prac­ Letip Of Blue Bell: Weekly meet­ings ev­ery Thurs­day at 7 a.m. at Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ Coun­try Club in Dresher. Letip of Blue Bell is an ac­tive and suc­cess­ful busi­ness net­work­ing group founded un­der the prin­ci­ples of Letip In­ter­na­tional Inc. Letip of Blue Bell’s mis­sion is to pro­vide mean­ing­ful and suc­cess­ful busi­ness leads. Letip of Blue Bell mem­bers pride our­selves on hold­ing all of our mem­bers to ex­act­ing stan­dards of com­pe­tence and ser­vice. Quite sim­ply, we are the best of the best. Our mem­bers, all of whom are ac­com­plished and re­spected in their given ar­eas of busi­ness, work to­gether to build each oth­ers busi­nesses and in­crease the bot­tom line. Mem­bers in­tro­duce one an­other to new clients and cus­tomers who need a spe­cific ser­vice and are ex­pect­ing a call from a Letip mem­ber who can pro­vide that ser­vice. The chap­ter serves as your sales force, bring­ing new busi­ness to you! No more cold calling, just warm leads. To learn more, visit www. letip­blue­ Sixty Plus or Mi­nus Se­niors Club: Meets the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at 12:15 p.m. Re­tirees are in­vited to be­come part of the 60 Plus or Mi­nus Se­niors Club at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 700 E. Penn­syl­va­nia Ave., Ore­land. Good food, de­li­cious desserts and friendly peo­ple make for a pleas­ant time. For in­for­ma­tion, call Christ’s Lutheran Church at 215-8864612. The Montco Se­nior Con­cert Choir: Meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 9:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, West Mar­shall and No­ble streets, Nor­ris­town. Any­one in­ter­ested in sign­ing and bring­ing the joy of mu­sic to oth­ers is wel­come. You must be 55 years or older. If in­ter­ested, call John Ben­der at 610-279-1579. The Wentz’s United Church of Christ Com­pan­ions group: Meets the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month at noon for lunch and com­pan­ion­ship. Please con­tact the church for de­tails at 610584-4855. BNI Am­bler Chap­ter: Meets ev­ery Thurs­day at Talam­ore Coun­try Club for a net­work­ing meet­ing and would like to ex­tend the in­vi­ta­tion. Meet­ings are from 7-8:30 a.m. The only cost to at­tend is the cost of your meal. For in­for­ma­tion or a reser­va­tion to at­tend, please call Steve Skol­nick at 215-285-7337, or visit and click on the menu item “Find a Chap­ter.”

Spe­cial Events

Juried Art Ex­hibit: The Art Cen­ter at Am­bler will host an Open Juried Art Ex­hibit where artists in our com­mu­nity will be in­vited to dis­play their work in the fields of paint­ing, ce­ram­ics and pho­tog­ra­phy/ graph­ics April 28, 29 and 30 at the Art Cen­ter at Am­bler, 45 For­est Ave., Am­bler. Lo­cal quilt­ing groups will also have their hand­i­work on dis­play. The goal is to raise aware­ness of the new non­profit art cen­ter and to en­gage the com­mu­nity in help­ing to make the new art cen­ter a suc­cess. The open­ing re­cep­tion will be held April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Awards for the best en­tries in the fields of paint­ing, ce­ram­ics and pho­tog­ra­phy/graph­ics will be pre­sented at the clos­ing re­cep­tion April 30. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Art Cen­ter at Am­bler at 215-6198863 or email info@art­cen­ter­atam­ MCCC Open Houses: Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege will hold open houses this spring, and stu­dents who at­tend will be el­i­gi­ble to win a schol­ar­ship for a three-credit course. The Cen­tral Cam­pus, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, will host an open house April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Cen­tral Cam­pus open house will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the col­lege’s as­so­ciate de­gree and cer­tifi­cate pro­grams, an op­por­tu­nity to meet fac­ulty mem­bers, as well as in­for­ma­tion about the ad­mis­sions process, pay­ing for col­lege, stu­dent suc­cess pro­grams, aca­demic sup­port, trans­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties, the Univer­sity Cen­ter and stu­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions and clubs. To reg­is­ter, visit­house or call 215-628-2969 for Cen­tral Cam­pus. Ar­bor Day: The Spring­field Township Shade Tree Com­mis­sion will cel­e­brate Ar­bor Day by con­duct­ing a tree plant­ing work­shop April 29 at the township’s open space area at 500 Hem­lock Road, Flour­town. This year’s pro­gram will in­clude a tree plant­ing cer­e­mony and short dis­cus­sion about the proper care and main­te­nance of trees. Pre-reg­is­ter now by con­tact­ing the township re­cep­tion­ist at 215-836-7600 to re­ceive a tree com­pli­ments of the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers of Spring­field Township. The fol­low­ing trees are avail­able in lim­ited quan­ti­ties: Swamp White Oak Quer­cus bi­color, Fringe Tree Chio­nan­thus vir­gini­cus, Sweet­bay Mag­no­lia Mag­no­lia vir­ginia and East­ern Red­bud Cer­sis canaden­sis. Trees are avail­able to Spring­field Township res­i­dents only, with pref­er­ence given to those house­holds who have not re­ceived a com­pli­men­tary tree as part of a prior year Ar­bor Day cel­e­bra­tion. Res­i­dents must be present in or­der to re­ceive a tree. Be sure to bring a ve­hi­cle large enough to trans­port a 3- to 5-gal­lon tree. For­get Me Knot 5K: Foulke­ways at Gwynedd 1120 Meet­ing­house House Road, Gwynedd, will host its sec­ond an­nual For­get Me Knot 5K and 1-mile walk April 29 begin­ning at 9 a.m. The pro­ceeds from this event will ben­e­fit res­i­dents in Mont­gomery County, as well as sur­round­ing coun­ties and Foulke­ways res­i­dents, by bring­ing per­son­al­ized mu­sic on ipods to those who may be car­ing for fam­ily mem­bers deal­ing with se­vere mem­ory loss. All ages are wel­come. Reg­is­tra­tion is $20 for adults and $10 for chil­dren 16 years old and un­der. To reg­is­ter, visit foulke­, call 215283-7339 or email Kim­ber­lym@ Foulke­ Space is lim­ited to the first 300 reg­is­trants. Cheer­lead­ers will line the run­ning and walk­ing route with cow­bells, rain or shine. Ar­bor Day Fam­ily Day: Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will hold its Ar­bor Day Fam­ily Day April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event, open to all vis­i­tors, is free with gar­den ad­mis­sion and also gives fourt­hand fifth-grade Girl Scouts the op­por­tu­nity to earn their “Flow­ers” badge. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-247-5777 or visit mor­ris­ar­bore­ Nor­ris­town Re­mem­bered — The Art of Frank Bat­son: The His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mont­gomery County will hold a new ex­hi­bi­tion in its gallery through April 29. “Nor­ris­town Re­mem­bered” will fea­ture Frank Bat­son’s paint­ings of Nor­ris­town and the sur­round­ing re­gion. The ex­hibit is open dur­ing our nor­mal hours of op­er­a­tion and is free and open to the pub­lic. The His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is open Mon­day and Thurs­day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tues­day and Wed­nes­day from 1 to 8 p.m. For Satur­day hours, call 610-2720297. Drug Take Back Day: A Pre­scrip­tion Drug Take Back Day will be held April 29 in Mont­gomery County. Unused and un­needed drugs can be dis­posed of at po­lice de­part­ments through­out Mont­gomery County, in­clud­ing the Whit­pain Po­lice De­part­ment, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre­scrip­tion tablets and cap­sules, over-the-counter tablets and cap­sules, liq­uid med­i­ca­tions, in­halers and pet med­i­ca­tions can be dis­posed of in the lobby of the po­lice de­part­ment. In­tra­venous medicines, in­jectable so­lu­tions and nee­dles can­not be ac­cepted. Wine Tast­ing: The High­lands Man­sion & Gar­dens will hold a tast­ing of re­gional wines ac­com­pa­nied by espe­cially se­lected cheeses and hors d’oeu­vres April 29 from 5 to 7 p.m., at the High­lands on Sheaff Lane in Fort Wash­ing­ton. Som­me­lier Mike Conti will guide guests and to dis­cuss the char­ac­ter­is­tics of each wine. Dress is busi­ness ca­sual, and there will be valet park­ing. Ad­mis­sion is $75 per per­son and is by ad­vance reser­va­tion. Pro­ceeds from this event will sup­port the restora­tion and main­te­nance of the High­lands Man­sion. For reser­va­tions and ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, visit high­land­sh­si­tor­i­ or call 215-641-2687. Mat­tie N. Dixon Com­mu­nity Cup­board Spring Ben­e­fit: The Mat­tie N. Dixon Com­mu­nity Cup­board Spring Ben­e­fit will be held April 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hil­ton Gar­den Inn, 530 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave., Fort Wash­ing­ton.there will be a cock­tail hour, din­ner, cash bar, raf­fle bas­kets, silent auc­tion, 50⁄50 and en­ter­tain­ment. The guest speaker will be Steve El­liot, chair­man of the Baden Pow­ell Dis­trict of the Cra­dle of Lib­erty. Cost: $70 per per­son. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-628-3002 or email cbouley@com­mu­ni­ty­cup­ Ro­tary Pan­cake Break­fast: The Blue Bell Ro­tary Club will hold a pan­cake break­fast April 30 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Manor House at Proph­esy Creek 205 W. Skip­pack Pike, Am­bler. The event will fea­ture car­ni­valthemed en­ter­tain­ment. Meet Elmo, face painters, ma­gi­cians and clowns. All pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit our township’s emer­gency re­sponse provider, Sec­ond Alarm­ers Res­cue Squad. Tick­ets: $8 adults, $5 chil­dren (10 and un­der). Ad­vance tick­ets avail­able at the Whit­pain Township Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, 960 Wentz Road, Blue Bell, Mon­day through Fri­day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-4205162 or email lisa.a.miller99@ In­de­pen­dence Sin­fo­nia: The In­de­pen­dence Sin­fo­nia, un­der the di­rec­tion of guest con­duc­tor, Daniel Mat­sukawa, prin­ci­pal bas­soon of the Philadel­phia Orches­tra, will per­form a con­cert April 30 at 3 p.m. at Con­gre­ga­tion Or Hadash, 190 Camp Hill Road, Fort Wash­ing­ton. The pro­gram will fea­ture Brahms’ Sym­phony No. 2 and Beethoven’s Vi­o­lin Con­certo with soloist Juli­ette Kang, first as­so­ciate con­cert­mas­ter of the Philadel­phia Orches­tra. Ad­mis­sion to the con­cert is $15 for adults, $10 for se­niors and stu­dents, free for chil­dren un­der the age of 12. Tick­ets are avail­able at the door or can be pur­chased at in­de­pen­dence-sin­fo­ For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-8362240. May Day: Nor­ris­town Farm Park will cel­e­brate May Day May 1 at 1 p.m. Cel­e­brate the first day of May in the tra­di­tional way with a dance around the may­pole. Ex­plore flow­ers, birds, baby an­i­mals and other spring things with the park nat­u­ral­ist. Par­tic­i­pants will also make a sea­sonal craft. This event is ap­pro­pri­ate for chil­dren ages 3 and older ac­com­pa­nied by an adult and costs $5 per child. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. To re­serve your spot, call 610-2700215. Par­tic­i­pants and staff will meet at the pavil­ions. Nor­ris­town Farm Park is lo­cated at Bar­ley Sheaf Drive and Ger­man­town Pike in East Nor­ri­ton. A Con­ver­sa­tion with Robert Whi­taker: The Mont­gomery County Hear­ing Voices Net­work will hold A Con­ver­sa­tion with Robert Whi­taker: Chal­leng­ing the Brain-ill­ness Nar­ra­tive – Shift­ing the Par­a­digm May 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Sci­ence Cen­ter, Room 214, at Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell. Whi­taker is an Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist and au­thor who has won nu­mer­ous awards as a jour­nal­ist cov­er­ing medicine and sci­ence, in­clud­ing the Ge­orge Polk Award for Med­i­cal Writ­ing and a Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for Sci­ence Writ­ers’ Award for best Mag­a­zine ar­ti­cle. All are wel­come. No reg­is­tra­tion nec­es­sary. Call Mary Fala at 484-681-9432 with any ques­tions. Nor­ris­town Gar­den Club Spring Flower Show: The Nor­ris­town Gar­den Club will have a Spring Flower Show May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cen­tral Montco Tech­ni­cal High School. The show’s name is “Tech­ni­cally Speak­ing,” and the theme high­lights the cur­ricu­lum of the high school. The school’s land­scape de­sign class will be en­ter­ing a de­sign in the show. An­other spe­cial fea­ture will be an ex­hibit of Ik­a­bana de­signs pre­sented by the So­getsu Bux-mont Study Group. There will be unique de­sign en­tries by Nor­ris­town Gar­den Club mem­bers and hor­ti­cul­ture en­tries from mem­bers and other schools. The show is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit nor­ris­town­gar­den­ or call 610 630-6821. Com­edy Show: The Wis­sahickon Fire Com­pany, 245 Race St., Am­bler, will hold a Cinco de Mayo Com­edy Show May 5 at 7:30 p.m. fea­tur­ing Jon Kop­pel, Shane Gil­lis, Chip Chantry and Jessica Reed. Cost: $20 per ticket. Night Life Pro­gram: Peter Wentz Farm­stead, 2030 Shearer Road, Lans­dale, will host an ex­plo­ration of night life in an 18th­cen­tury home May 5. Guided tours will be of­fered at set times through­out the evening, start­ing at 7:30 p.m. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for this spe­cial pro­gram. Call 610-584-5104 to re­serve a spot to­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Peter Wentz Farm­stead at 610-584-5104 or visit mont­­ter­wentz­farm­stead. Mar­ket Day: The Wis­sahickon Val­ley His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will hold a Mar­ket Day May 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 1895 School lo­cated at 799 Skip­pack Pike, Blue Bell. The sale will in­clude plants (hang­ing bas­kets, flow­ers, planters, veg­eta­bles and herbs), books, jew­elry, old vinyls, small an­tiques, house­hold items and baked goods. The sale will ben­e­fit the Franklinville School, the so­ci­ety’s one-room school­house built in 1858. Ladies Tea and Vin­tage Fash­ion Show: Am­bler Men­non­ite Church, 90 E. Mt. Pleas­ant Ave., Am­bler, will host a Ladies Tea and Vin­tage Fash­ion Show May 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event will fea­ture a pre­sen­ta­tion of “Fab­u­lous Fash­ions of the 20th Cen­tury” fea­tur­ing a slideshow of his­toric fash­ion and dis­plays of cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories from all eras of the 20th cen­tury. Jessica Clair, lo­cal vin­tage cloth­ing en­thu­si­ast with a be­hav­ioral sci­ence back­ground, will dis­cuss ways women’s fash­ions of the 20th cen­tury re­flected larger changes in women’s roles through­out the cen­tury. En­joy tra­di­tional tea time treats of dainty tea sand­wiches, scones and cakes, fresh fruit salad and a fine se­lec­tion of teas or pink lemon­ade for the young ladies. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for chil­dren. Pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit In­ter-faith Hous­ing Al­liance of Am­bler. To re­serve your place, call 215-643-4876 or email am­bler­men­non­ite@ver­i­ Academy Cho­rale and Orches­tra: The Academy Cho­rale and Orches­tra will close its 20th an­niver­sary sea­son with a mu­si­cal trib­ute to the “Pi­o­neer Spirit of Amer­ica” May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Up­per Dublin High School Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 800 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Wash­ing­ton. Tick­ets are avail­able at the door: adults $20; se­niors $15; stu­dents $5; chil­dren un­der 12 free. Sci­ence of Flight: Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum’s Dis­cov­ery Se­ries will con­tinue May 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the Sci­ence of Flight at Seven Arches. Ex­plore the sci­ence of aero­dy­nam­ics by de­sign­ing sleek pa­per air­planes that will glide high above the Seven Arches Bridge. Free with reg­u­lar gar­den ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mor­ris­ar­bore­ Faerie Fes­ti­val: The High­lands Man­sion & Gar­dens, 7001 Sheaff Lane, Fort Wash­ing­ton, will hold a Faerie Fes­ti­val May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Chil­dren age 3 to 9 and their fam­i­lies will be en­chanted by the fairy-themed ac­tiv­i­ties in the Sin­kler Gar­den. Chil­dren may ar­rive ready to re­ceive faerie wings and a dance wand, have the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a fairy story read­ings, fol­lowed by faerie-in­spired mu­sic and dance. The after­noon’s ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude build­ing a faerie house, dress­ing a faerie doll and en­joy­ing faerie re­fresh­ments. Ad­mis­sion is $10 for each child and $5 for each adult. Reser­va­tions re­quired by May 2. Visit high­land­shis­tor­i­cal. org/events-cal­en­dar or call The High­lands at 215-641-2687 for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion. Bird­ing by Ear: Learn to iden­tify bird species by lis­ten­ing to their calls and songs dur­ing a pro­gram on bird­ing by ear May 7 at 8 a.m. at Nor­ris­town Farm Park. Par­tic­i­pants will search for war­blers, vireos, fly­catch­ers, thrushes, as well as com­mon species on this bird walk that em­pha­sizes hear­ing over see­ing. This event is ap­pro­pri­ate for adults and chil­dren ages 7 and older. This is a free event, but pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. To re­serve your spot, call 610-2700215. Meet in park­ing lot No. 2, and bring binoc­u­lars if you have them. Nor­ris­town Farm Park en­trance: Bar­ley Sheaf Drive and Ger­man­town Pike, East Nor­ri­ton. Wis­sahickon Val­ley His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety: The Wis­sahickon Val­ley His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in­vites the pub­lic to a meet­ing May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Blue Bell branch of the Wis­sahickon Val­ley Pub­lic Li­brary, 650 Skip­pack Pike, Blue Bell. The pro­gram will be Alexan­der Hamil­ton pre­sented by Gene Pisas­ale, his­to­rian and au­thor. Worces­ter His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Open House: The Worces­ter His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will hold its Spring Open House with a free pre­sen­ta­tion of Cen­tral Mont­gomery Quilts 1840-1940, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Farm­ers’ Union Hall at the cor­ner of routes 73 and 363 (Skip­pack Pike and Val­ley Forge roads), Cen­ter Point. Do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit worces­ter­his­tor­i­ In­tro­duc­tion to Ge­neal­ogy: The His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mont­gomery County will host an In­tro­duc­tion to Ge­neal­ogy work­shop pre­sented by ge­neal­o­gist Rose Brown at the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mont­gomery County. This four-week work­shop, which will in­clude ba­sic re­search tips for trac­ing an­ces­try, will run on four con­sec­u­tive Tues­days, May 9 through May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Work­shop seat­ing is lim­ited; pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Reg­is­tra­tion will be ac­cepted on a first-come, first-served ba­sis. There is a non-re­fund­able ma­te­ri­als fee of $10 for so­ci­ety mem­bers and $40 for non-mem­bers. The His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mont­gomery County, lo­cated at 1654 Dekalb St., Nor­ris­town, is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble; lim­ited off-street park­ing is avail­able be­hind head­quar­ters. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call the so­ci­ety at 610-272-0297 or email con­tact@hsm­ “The Ad­dams Fam­ily”: The Dra­ma­teurs Inc. will open its 83rd sea­son with “The Ad­dams Fam­ily” through May 13 at The Barn Play­house, 1700 Christo­pher Lane, Jef­fer­son­ville. Tick­ets for the Dra­ma­teurs’ pro­duc­tion are $20, with a $2 dis­count for se­niors (65 and over) and stu­dents. Reser­va­tions can be made by vis­it­ing barn­play­, by con­tact­ing the box of­fice at 610-5392276 or visit the box of­fice one hour prior to per­for­mance. A post-show dis­cus­sion with cast and pro­duc­tion staff will be held fol­low­ing the per­for­mance May 5. The Barn Play­house is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. Park­ing is avail­able and free of charge. Ladies of Selma Man­sion: The Nor­ris­town Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety will present a spe­cial free liv­ing his­tory event for Mother’s Day week­end May 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at His­toric Selma Man­sion, 1301 West Airy St., Nor­ris­town. Meet the women who made His­toric Selma Man­sion a home from 1794 to 1980. Cindy Pier­son will be on hand to demon­strate spin­ning and wool-craft. Liv­ing his­tory guide and au­thor K.B. In­glee will show how to op­er­ate a drop spin­dle, rush­light, quills and other his­tor­i­cal ob­jects. Learn how moth­ers used herbs to nurse their fam­i­lies back to health. Churn but­ter. Han­dle and try on his­toric cloth­ing. Take a tour of the man­sion to hear about the lives of the women who lived there. More ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and adults. This is an open house; come any­time dur­ing the event. Ad­mis­sion is free. Do­na­tions grate­fully ac­cepted for the restora­tion of Selma Man­sion. Na­tive Plant Sale: The Perkiomen Wa­ter­shed Con­ser­vancy will hold a na­tive plant sale at the his­toric Peter Wentz Farm­stead, 2030 Shearer Road, Lans­dale, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fol­low the signs to the main park­ing lot, and then walk to the sale lo­ca­tion to buy re­gion­ally ap­pro­pri­ate plants and also get some free ex­pert ad­vice on how to keep your gar­den healthy. Af­ter mak­ing your pur­chases, walk over to the his­toric area to learn about sim­i­lar plants and their uses dur­ing the 1700s. The sale will pro­vide buy­ers with ex­pert ad­vice, free na­tive gar­den­ing in­for­ma­tion and a great va­ri­ety of na­tive vines, ferns, shrubs, trees, flow­ers and grasses for sale. The Farm­stead will also have a make and take sa­chet pro­ject for those that ven­ture into the his­toric area to learn more about the site and uses of plants in the past. For more in­for­ma­tion about this pro­gram and oth­ers, call the Peter Wentz Farm­stead at 610-584-5104 or visit mont­­ter­wentz­farm­stead. Lun­cheon and Fash­ion Show: The East­ern Penn­syl­va­nia Chap­ter of the Na­tional He­mophilia Foun­da­tion will hold a lun­cheon and dash­ion show May 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Green Val­ley Coun­try Club, 201 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill. The EPC will present fash­ions by Berta Sawyer. Pro­fes­sional show by BOC Pro­duc­tions. Cost: $55 per adult guest, $30 for chil­dren 13 and un­der. For ticket sales or ques­tions, con­tact the NHF East­ern Penn­syl­va­nia Chap­ter of­fice at 484-445-4282. All pro­ceeds from the event go to The East­ern Penn­syl­va­nia Chap­ter of the Na­tional He­mophilia Foun­da­tion.

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