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Thursday, July 19
The Mennonite Heritage Center Used Book Sale will be held July 19-21 and 24-26 in the museum building at 565 Yoder Rd., Harleysville. Thousands of books at low prices! July 19 (10am-7pm)–$2 hardbacks, $1 paperbacks; July 20 (10am-7pm)–half price; July 21 (10am-2pm)–$3 per bag; bag sale continues Tuesday-Thursday, July 24-26 (10am-5pm). The center is closed Sunday and Monday. This year the sale includes an unusually good selection of local and Mennonite history and genealogy.

Thursday, July 26
The Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference will be held this year at Dock Academy in Lansdale through July 26-28th! New location! You’ll be inspired to “write His answer” through attending keynotes, continuing sessions and various workshops and have opportunity to share your manuscripts with agents and editors! Nearby lodging and catered meals make this conference one you won’t want to miss! For more info contact Marlene Bagnull, director at 484-991-8581. Register at philadelphia.writehisanswer.com

Thursday, August 16
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a special Redware Pottery Workshop led by potter Denise Wilz scheduled for August 16 and 17, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm both days. During the two-day work workshop, participants will learn the complete process for making redware plates, beginning with rolling the clay and molding the plates to decorating the plates with both slip and sgraffito techniques.
The class will be led by redware potter Denise Wilz, a professional potter who researches and draws her inspiration from traditional Pennsylvania German potters. She will teach participants both slip and sgraffito techniques. Slipware is trailing lines of liquid clay across the plate to decorate while sgraffito is drawing a design into a damp clay coating on the plate.
Participation is limited to six people with a workshop fee of $200 ($180 member) plus a $60 materials fee. Pre-registration is required. To register, go to: mhep.org; email info@mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.

Saturday, August 18
Emmanuel EC Church is hosting its annual Peach Festival & Silent Auction on August 18th from 4-7pm! The family friendly event will include food, drinks, snacks and desserts available for purchase, a craft fair, bake sale, children’s games, and a silent auction! The church is located at 100 South Main St. in Hatfield, PA. For more information and to see items up for bid, please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EECCHatfield/. Rain or Shine!

Sunday, August 26
On Sunday, August 26, from 12:00 to 8:00 PM. the 27th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center, County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA. Celebrate the enduring, vibrant culture of a people that fights for its freedom! Excite your senses with an array of beautiful sights, sounds and flavors. From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, enjoy a dazzling outdoor summer concert of Ukrainian folk music, song and dance. Entitled “A Celebration of Liberty and Unity” this year’s show is another resplendent salute to mark Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of her People, and their Struggle for Freedom, Prosperity & Dignity.The artists (dance troupes, musicians, singers and ensembles that have performed in previous years) have created a dynamic and integrated collaborative program.
From 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, enjoy a social dance to a live orchestra featuring Ukrainian Polka, ballroom and modern dance music. Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ foods, and refreshments for all ages will be served all day. Also visit a lovely folk arts and crafts bazaar and kids fun area. Info: www.tryzub.org; info@tryzub.org; 267-664-3857.

Saturday, September 29
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville, announces a basket weaving workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm led by master basket weaver Karen Wychock.
Working over a wooden mold in the manner of the Shakers, students will be weaving a tote basket that can be used for summer farmer’s market purchases or for a day at the beach. The tote basket will be made of a combination of reed and oak. The body of the basket will be woven of reed with oak handles and runners and measures 14″ long, 10″ wide and 18″ high. The rims will be made of pre-bent reed. A variety of dyed material will be available.
The workshop fee is $60 plus $45 for the materials fee. Preregistration is necessary as the workshop size is limited. Check www.mhep.org for registration information, email info@mhep.org, or call 215-256-3020. No refunds are given unless a workshop is canceled for insufficient enrollment.