• “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. schwenkfelder.com, 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.
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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. pearlsbuck.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-249-0100 Hxt. 110.
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,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. eventbrite.com
• 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.hilltown-twenty.com 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.buckslib.org 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.buckslib.org 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.
• “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.pearlsbuck.org/legacy 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.lastchanceranch.org 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.pennridgefish.org 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.pearlsbuck.org 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: www.projectchildsafe.org. 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.schwenkfelder.com, email@example.com 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: www.mhep.org, info@ mhep.org 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.