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A neighbor or loved one is in trouble with addiction… “What Can You Do?” Attend this free seminar facilitated by Joseph Devlin MA, CAADC and the author of A Step Out Of Darkness, how to help someone enter addiction treatment and walk with them through recovery. Each session is focused on a topic to help you understand & walk alongside someone who is going through the addiction process. This seminar is for the professional counselor, a family member who has someone in addiction, and anyone who is curious to know more about navigating the road blocks to sobriety. Location: Bridge Community Church, 983 Allentown Road, Lansdale. Time: The third Wednesday of each month 7p.m.-8p.m. for five sessions starting in October. Next session, February 19th. To register or if you have questions call 215-380-5122

Sunday, January 12
Vendor Bingo Benefitting Sellersville Fire Dept. Ladies’ Auxiliary. To be held at Tylersport Fire House, 125 Ridge Rd., Tylersport. Doors open at 12 and bingo begins at 1. $5 admission (please mention “Sellersville Fire Dept” or “charity” when entering) and pay as you go with each vendor. Paper boards are $1 each or 3 for $2 from each vendor. You decide which games you want to play! The auxiliary will also be having a raffle including Longaberger baskets, a cash 50/50 and a coverall game. Vendors will be selling cash and carry of their products. Tickets are available at the door only and not on presale.

Saturday, January 25
The North Penn School District invites families to come out for an evening of laughter while supporting the North Penn Dream Team as they challenge the Harlem Wizards on Saturday, January 25 at 7:00 pm at North Penn High School. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased using the link below. For an additional $25, the Wizards are offering a courtside plus option where visitors can arrive an hour before game time for courtside seating, a 10-minute meet and greet with players and will receive a poster, keepsake lanyard/credential, and a $10 credit towards a jersey purchase at the game.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at
https://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/

Monday, February 24
Public and private pesticide applicators can get their recertification by attending an agronomic pesticide update workshop offered by Penn State Extension.
The update, which will be held at 7:00pm on February 24, 2020 at the Bucks County Extension Office, addresses field crop pest management and safe, proper and legal use of pesticides.
The Penn State Extension Agronomic Pesticide Update is a traditional Core (two credits) and Category (two credits) session for private pesticide applicators. However, any applicator may attend.
The cost of the course is $10. To register, visit https://extension.psu.edu/agronomic-pesticide-update or call 877-345-0691. For more information on course content, contact Andrew Frankenfield at 610-489-4315 or adf13@psu.edu.

Saturday, March 14
Enjoy learning to weave a classic Shaker Cathead Basket on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd. Harleysville. The workshop is taught by master basket weaver Karen Wychock. Working over a wooden mold in the manner of the Shakers, we will be weaving the classic Shaker Cathead basket. This 10” basket will be woven of reed with an oak handle. This basket uses 7 mm spokes and fine weavers so be ready for a challenge!
The Cathead Basket was one of the most popular made by the Shakers. Its name derives from the fact that when it is held upside down, its shape resembles a cat’s head – the corners being the ears. Although the original design was borrowed from the Native American baskets, it was refined by the Shakers. Students will learn to lay out the base, shape those distinctive ears, chase-weave the sides of the basket and lash a rim.
Instructor Karen is a member of the Bucks County Craftsmen’s Guild and the PA Guild of Craftsmen. As a weaver of traditional Shaker baskets, she has sold her work through various shows throughout PA and Delaware. She was also president of the Penn-Jersey Basket Weavers Guild for six years and has taught numerous basket weaving workshops.
Preregistration is necessary as the workshop size is limited. The workshop fee is $105 (includes materials). Check the Mennonite Heritage Center website: 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.

Saturday, March 21
Learn to fancy paint in the age old styles of combing and graining with water based glazes in this workshop on March 21, 2020 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Led by artisan Jim King, participants will complete 5 frames after working on practice boards. The practice boards will help guide design choices.
Workshop instructor Jim King began vinegar painting in the 1980s when he became inspired by grain painting antiques he was collecting. He purchased blanket chests in disrepair at auctions and flea markets and then restored them and applied vinegar painted surfaces. He had difficulty finding smaller chests and started having Old Order cabinetmakers copy his antiques which he then grain painted using a variety of traditional techniques.
Preregistration is required as participation is limited. A workshop fee of $140 (includes materials/frames) for the limited enrollment workshop. Tools will be provided for use and can easily be purchased at crafts stores later. To register, go to: mhep.org; email info@mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.

Saturday, March 28
Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville announces a Sgraffito Redware Pottery Workshop scheduled for March 28, 2020 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop will focus on the sgraffito technique used by area nineteenth century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art pottery. Sgraffito means to “scratch” and workshop participants will draw a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. You can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design or create your own design for a special occasion gift.
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 provide molded redware plates coated with the clay slip and the sgraffito tools. After the class, the plates will be glazed and fired at her pottery and returned to the Mennonite Heritage Center for participants to pick up. Class fee is $65 plus a materials fee of $28 for one 7” redware plate, $38.00 for a 10” plate or $18 for a heart ornament. Class participants can choose to sgraffito up to 3 plates (as time permits).
Enjoy learning this traditional craft in this one day workshop. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. To register, go to: mhep.org; email info@mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.

Friday, April 17
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces as two-part Fraktur Drawing workshop scheduled for Friday, April 17 from 6 to 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Fraktur was created by Pennsylvania Germans during the eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries and features calligraphic text decorated with colorful birds, hearts and flowers. The tradition has its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval Europe but evolved into a distinctive part of the local Pennsylvania German culture. Today, those who appreciate this colorful folk art enjoy drawing their own fraktur designs based on the work of the early fraktur artists.
The workshop will focus on the legacy of schoolmaster Christopher Dock who “sowed the seeds” of imagination for future generations of skilled fraktur artists. Schoolmasters drew much of the fraktur, often creating rewards for good students. Workshop participants will create a fraktur design based on large lettering using a variety or templates and/or original student drawings. Some prior fraktur drawing experience is helpful but not essential. Accomplished fraktur artist Emily Smucker-Beidler will lead the class. All supplies will be included.
The workshop fee is $95 (includes materials). Preregistration is necessary as the workshop size is limited. Check the Mennonite Heritage Center website: 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.

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