News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - AROUND TOWN -

• “Twenty Years So Far: A 20th An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion of Exhibitions at the Stu­dio of Ben Solowey” is on dis­play by ap­point­ment through Au­gust, at the Stu­dio of Ben Solowey, 3551 Olde Bed­min­ster Road, Bed­min­ster.


• SuPPHU 2012 Hx­hLELtV at the Sch­wenk­felder Li­brary aQG HHUL­tagH &HQtHU, 105 Sem­i­nary Street, Penns­burg, in­clude “Bob Wood: New Paint­ings,” through Aug. 26; “Ar­chi­tec­ture in Con­tem­po­rary Hooked Rugs and Tra­di­tional Folk Art” thURugh SHSt. 7; “Love, Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch Style” thURugh OFt. 1; aQG “Up­per Perkiomen Val­ley Base­ball Mem­o­ra­bilia,” through Oct. 1.

In­for­ma­tion: www. sch­wenk­, info@ VFh­wHQNIHOGHU.FRP RU 215679-3103.

• 3HQQULGgH &RPPuQLty &HQtHU, URutHV 152 aQG 113, Sil­verdale, hosts its Fall 2012 Craft Fair 10 a.P. tR 3 S.P. SatuUGay, OFt. 6.

Crafters and ar­ti­sans are cur­rently be­ing sought. 7hHUH LV URRP IRU aERut 30.

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• “Sto­ries from the Pearl S. Buck House: Lives Touched by the Legacy of Pearl S. Buck” is on dis­SOay uQtLO 1Rv. 9 at thH 3HaUO S. BuFN HRuVH, 520 DuEOLQ Road in Hill­town.

AQ HxFHOOHQt Hx­aPSOH RI nine­teenth cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture, the house holds a rich in­tact mu­seum col­lec­tion of Penn­syl­va­nia coun­try fur­ni­ture along­side Chi­nese dec- ora­tive screens, Chen Chi paint­ings and works by cel­e­brated artists. A high­light of the tour for many vis­i­tors is the desk and type­writer Buck used to write “The Good Earth.”

Some of her awards, in­clud­ing the No­bel and Pulitzer prizes and hon­orary col­lege de­grees are also on dis­play.

Guided tours are avail­able Tuesdays through Satur­days at 11 a.P, 1 S.P. aQG 2 S.P., aQG RQ SuQGayV at 1 aQG 2 p.m.

AGPLVVLRQ: $9 IRU aGuOtV; $8 IRU VHQLRUV; aQG $6 IRU students. In­for­ma­tion: www. pearls­, pearls­buck­house@pearls­ or 215-249-0100 Hxt. 110.

• .HyVWRnH SWDWH DHFRUD­tive Painters PHHt 10 a.P. tR 2 S.P. thH thLUG :HGQHVGay RI HaFh PRQth (HxFHSt May aQG DHFHPEHU) at 3HUkasie Fire Co., Fifth and Arch streets, Perkasie.

,QIRUPatLRQ: 215-2582269. ben­e­fit Last Chance Ranch An­i­mal Res­cue in nu­ak­er­town, will be held noon to 8:30 S.P. SatuUGay, Aug. 25 at &RuQtUy &UHHN :LQHUy, 133 &UHVVPaQ DULvH, 7HO­ford.

Per­form­ers will in­clude The Mighty Man­a­tees, Mike GUHHU & &R, DhaUPaV .LQG­ness and The Band with No Name.

7LFNHtV: $15 LQ aG­vaQFH; $20 at thH GRRU; IUHH IRU FhLOGUHQ IRuU aQG yRuQgHU. DRgV will also be ad­mit­ted free. Tick­ets: www.pup­pawlooza.

• QuaNHUtRwQ FaUPHUV Mar­ket’s 17th an­nual food drive haV EHHQ Hx­tHQGHG thURugh Aug. 26.

Canned goods and dry goods may be brought to thH PaUNHt RIILFH 9 a.P. tR 4:30 S.P. :HGQHVGayV aQG 7huUVGayV; 9 a.P. tR 9 S.P. FULGayV aQG SatuUGayV; RU 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun­days.

All foods col­lected will be do­nated to the nu­ak­er­town Food Pantry, the lo­cal Sal­va­tion Army head­quar­ters or a women’s and chil­dren’s shel­ter in Mil­ford Square.

• Hill­town Civic As­so­ci­a­tion is hold­ing a scenic bi­cy­cle ride through Hill­town EHgLQQLQg 9 a.P. SatuUGay, Oct. 13.

7hH ULGH wLOO EHQH­fit thH group’s schol­ar­ship pro­gram whLFh haV awaUGHG aERut 80 schol­ar­ships to res­i­dent high VFhRRO VHQLRUV VLQFH 1991.

In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: www.hill­ RU 215-901-1970. tures sto­ries, song and ac­tiv­itLHV 10:30 tR 11 a.P. :HGQHV­days. THUUL­fiF TRd­dOHUV, for agHV twR aQG thUHH, LV 10:15 tR 10:45 a.P. RU 11 tR 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Preschool­ers story pro­gram, for ages IRuU thURugh VLx, LV 1:30 tR 2:15 S.P. 7huUVGayV.

Ses­sions run four weeks. Reg­is­tra­tion is pre­ferred, but walk-ins are wel­come. In­for­ma­tion: Visit the li­brary, see www.buck­ or call 215-257-9718.

• Meet­ing space dur­ing li­brary hours and copies of books are avail­able for hav­ing a book dis­cus­sion group at the Sa­muel Pierce branch of Bucks County FUHH LLEUaUy, 491 AUthuU Ave., Perkasie.

Book Clubs in a Bag, in­FOuGLQg 10 FRSLHV RI a tLtOH and book dis­cus­sion guide, are avail­able for many pop­u­lar ti­tles and can be checked Rut IRU VLx wHHNV. SRPH in­clude mul­ti­ple for­mats, in­clud­ing large print and au­dio. Staff is avail­able to as­sist. See www.buck­ for in­for­ma­tion on Book Clubs LQ a Bag. &aOO 215-257-9718 to book the meet­ing room.

• 2nH :RUOd BRRN DLV­cus­sion se­ries, an on­go­ing, multi-cul­tural book dis­cusVLRQ, LV hHOG 2:30 tR 4 S.P. the sec­ond Sun­day of each month at In­dian Val­ley Pub­OLF LLEUaUy, 100 E. &huUFh Ave., Telford.

In­for­ma­tion, to reg­is­ter RU UHVHUvH a ERRN: 215-7239109 Hxt. 1. wLOO EH $20 RQ Aug. 24 aQG 25.

In­for­ma­tion: www.dublin­

• “0ST3.: 0DnRV: Hands of Fate” will be shown in the B Movie 1LghtV VHULHV 7:30 S.P. FUL­day, Sept. 7 at In­dian Val­ley Pub­lic Li­brary on Church Av­enue in Telford.

“Snow White and the 3 Stooges” will be shown 7:15 S.P. FULGay, SHSt. 14. “. Lng .Rng YV. GRdzLOOD” and “GRdzLOOD YV. BLROODnWH” will be shown in a dou­ble fea­ture 7 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 21.

The movies are shown un­der the stars on the Church Av­enue side of the li­brary. Bring a lawn chair or blan­ket. The li­brary will pro­vide the pop­corn.

In­for­ma­tion: www.ivpl. RUg RU 215-723-9109.

• HHaU thH vRLFHV RI VRPH of the lives that have been changed by adoption, child

spon­sor­ship and community pro­grams in Dis­cover the Legacy, an hour-long com­pli­men­tary tour of Pearl S. Buck In­ter­na­tional, 520 Dublin Road in Hill­town.

In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: www.pearls­ or 215-249-0100 ext. 133.

• Be­tween Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, Last Chance Ranch is work­ing to place 600 dogs and cats - dou­ble its nor­mal adoption rate - in good homes as part of par­tic­i­pa­tion in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Chal­lenge.

Last Chance Ranch is mak­ing it as easy as pos­si­ble - while still re­main­ing true to its mis­sion of the ut­most safe care of the an­i­mals - to adopt a dog or cat.

The kit­tens have been spayed/neutered, vac­ci­nated for dis­tem­per, de­wormed and mi­crochipped. The dogs have been vac­ci­nated, spayed/neutered and mi­crochipped and are sent to their new home with an en­graved tag and a six pound bag of Verus brand dog food. Many adoption events are planned.

In­for­ma­tion: www.lastchancer­ or 215-5382510.

• Cel­e­brate Grand­par­ents Day 1 to 4 p.m. Sun­day, Sept. 9 at Sch­wenk­felder Li­brary and Her­itage Cen­ter, 105 Sem­i­nary Street, Penns­burg.

Bring your grand­par­ents and grand-friends and share fam­ily pho­tos and sto­ries. Grand­par­ents and grand­friends, bring pho­tos and sto­ries of your child­hood to share with grand­chil­dren. Fam­ily pho­tos will be ex­hib­ited in the gallery through Oc­to­ber.

Ad­mis­sion is free. Walkin par­tic­i­pants are wel­come, but RSVP would be pre­ferred by Aug. 26. In­for­ma­tion: 215-679-3103.

• Pen­nridge Community Cen­ter, 146 E. Main St. (Route 113), Sil­verdale, has ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing aer­o­bics classes 10 a.m. Mon­days and Thursdays; art classes 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; bil­liards 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon­days through Fri­days; chess be­gin­ning 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays; bingo 12:30 p.m. the first and fourth Wed­nes­day of the month($1 per card for mem­bers; $2 for non­mem­bers); blood pres­sure screen­ings 10 to 11:30 a.m. the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month; ce­ram­ics classes 9 a.m. to noon Mon­days; hair­cuts by ap­point­ment the third Tues­day of each month; line danc­ing 11 a.m. to noon Mon­days and Thursdays; mahjong 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri­days; pinochle 1 p.m. Mon­days and the first Tues­day of the month; tai chi 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Fri­days and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; card games noon to 3 p.m. Mon­days; and a word game, based on Wheel of For­tune, 12:15 p.m. the third Wed­nes­day of each month (prize money is paid each game – the cost for 10 games is $1 for mem­bers; $2 for non-mem­bers).

In­for­ma­tion: 215-4537027 or 215-453-7028.

• Pen­nridge FISH

(Fel- low­ship In Serv­ing Hu­man­ity), 306 N. 5th Street, Perkasie, pro­vides as­sis­tance, in­clud­ing food and cloth­ing.

In­for­ma­tion, do­na­tions or as­sis­tance: www.pen­nridge­ or 215-257-7616.

• Pearl S. Buck In­ter­na­tional, 520 Dublin Road in Hill­town, is tak­ing part in the Blue Star Mu­se­ums ini­tia­tive Memo­rial Day through La­bor Day.

Un­der the pro­gram, more than 1,500 mu­se­ums across the United States of­fer free ad­mis­sion to ac­tive duty mil­i­tary mem­bers and their fam­i­lies.

In­for­ma­tion: www.pearls­ or 215-249-0100.

• Hill­town Town­ship Po­lice Depart­ment has re­newed its part­ner­ship with the Project Child­Safe pro­gram and is dis­tribut­ing free firearm safety kits to the pub­lic while sup­plies last. The kit in­cludes a ca­ble style gun­lock and a firearm safety guide.

Kits may be picked up 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon­days through Fri­days at Hill­town Town­ship Po­lice Depart­ment, 13 W. Cream­ery Road, Hill­town.

Project Child­Safe is funded through the Na­tional Shoot­ing Sports Foun­da­tion. In­for­ma­tion:­jectchild­ mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter be­hind the main hospi­tal.

Par­tic­i­pants must bring their valid driver’s li­cense and proof they have taken the class be­fore.

Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Fee (payable to AARP): $12 for AARP mem­bers; $14 for non­mem­bers. In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: 215-453-4300.

• Be­gin­ner-Ad­vanced Ger­man and Latin cour­ses for home­school­ers are held on a month to month ba­sis throughout the school year at Sch­wenk­felder Li­brary and Her­itage Cen­ter, 105 Sem­i­nary Street, Penns­burg.

Sched­ule op­tions are 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wed­nes­days or Fri­days, com­plet­ing a to­tal of three hours of in­struc­tion per week and eight classes per monthly ses­sion.

Cost: $50 per stu­dent per monthly ses­sion. In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: www.sch­wenk­, info@sch­wenk­ or 215-679-3103.

•A har­mon­ica work­shop with folk mu­si­cian Sharon Huns­berger will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Men­non­ite Her­itage Cen­ter, 565 Yoder Road, Har­leysville.

It will be an in­for­mal time to learn and en­joy play­ing in a small group set­ting. No pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence is needed. The group will go through the mu­si­cal scale, learn notes and progress to play­ing sim­ple tunes.

Fee: $35; $30 for mem­bers. The fee in­cludes a ba­sic diatonic har­mon­ica with brass reeds. In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter:, info@ or 215-256-3020.

• Grand View Hospi­tal will of­fer a hospice vol­un­teer train­ing ses­sion start­ing in Septem­ber.

The train­ing in­cludes in­struc­tion in hospice phi­los­o­phy; lis­ten­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills; the ex­pe­ri­ence of death, dy­ing and grief; and prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion needed for as­sist­ing pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.

Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired be­fore Wed­nes­day, Sept. 5. In­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter: 215453-4149.

• Be­gin­ner Sewing will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, be­gin­ning Sept. 20 and con­tin­u­ing for six weeks, at Pen­nridge Community Cen­ter, routes 113 and 152, Sil­verdale.

Top­ics will in­clude Know your Sewing Ma­chine, Sewing Kit es­sen­tials, Cre­ate a pat­tern for a tote and go on to cre­ate a tote. There will also be ses­sions on tak­ing mea­sure­ments.

Reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is Sept. 4. Fee: $45. In­for­ma­tion: man­ager.pcsc@ver­i­zon. net, snug­gle­baby@com­cast. net or 215-453-7564.

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