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Saturday, March 17
The Pennridge Chamber of Commerce and the Sellersville Borough presents the 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade and Celtic Festival on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The day will begin at 11:00am with a parade from Pennridge South Middle School on 5th Street Perkasie. The route will be 5th Street to Church Street in Sellersville going left on Main Street in Sellersville to the Sellersville Fire Company Poppa Joe’s Grove in the rear of the property. To register to be in the Parade, please email: or call the Chamber at 215-257-5390.
To register for a Food or Craft Vendor booth please email: or call the Chamber at 215-257-5390.
At the Poppa Joe’s Grove (behind the Sellersville Fire Company), 2 North Main Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 there will be a music tent with Irish music all afternoon featuring, Celtic Rebels Band.
A Celtic Kids Corner with Celtic themed crafts and games, an amateur Soda Bread Bake Off, Kilt contest, Irish Dancing to name a few. The Celtic Festival will be a good time for the whole family. It will include food, vendors, and a beer tent.Pennridge Chamber of Commerce. 215.257.5390

Sunday, March 18 
The Penn View Brass Band will be performing at Immanuel Leidy’s Church on Sunday March 18. The Penn view Brass Band is an authentic British-style brass band, modeled, after the popular brass bands in the United Kingdom and the Salvation Army. It is the only one of its type in southeastern Pennsylvania. The concert will include music from Hollywood and Broadway, jazz, marches, hymns and classics. The band includes 25 brass, two percussion and organ. Two soloists will be featured along with opportunities for audience participation. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and downbeat is at 7:00 PM. Immanuel Leidy’s Church is located at 273 West Cherry Lane in Souderton. Information about the band can be found at

Saturday, March 23
Designer Bag Bingo – The Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, March 23rd, at their main station located at 1590 Bustard Road, Kulpsville. Doors open at 6:00 pm and games begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets cost $25 per seat in advance or $30 per seat at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the firehouse on March 15th and March 22nd between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Food will be available for purchase.

Saturday, March 24
Hatfield area children ages 1 thru 10 (accompanied by an adult) are invited (at no cost) to attend the Hatfield Lions 70th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hatfield Township’s School Road Park on Saturday, March 24 at 10 AM (RAIN OR SHINE). Pre-registration is not required.
In case of severe foul weather (heavy rain, snow, etc.) on Saturday, the egg hunt will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 1 PM at School Road Park.

Saturday, March 24
Free Easter Egg Hunt, March 24, rain or shine at 9 a.m. for ages 12 and under at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 713 Blooming Glen Road, Blooming Glen (for GPS, use Perkasie). For information, call 215-257-3431 or visit Bring your Easter basket.

Saturday, March 24
Blooming Glen Mennonite Church presents “The Song of Mark” by Marty Haugen, a performance work based on the Gospel of Mark with solo, adult and children’s voices and instrumental ensemble. The two performances directed by Michael Bishop will be on March 24 and 25 both at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 713 Blooming Glen Road, Blooming Glen (for GPS, use Perkasie). Appropriate for all ages; a free-will offering will be received. For information, call 215-257-3431 or visit

Saturday, March 24
Grace Christian School of Telford invites the community to attend the 2018 Spring Auction, on Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. for our famous sticky buns and breakfast sandwiches. The silent auction begins at 9 a.m. and the live auction, facilitated by Alderfer Auction, will begin at 10 a.m.
At 11 a.m. is the kids’ entertainment, a dog agility show, presented by Doggy Days Demos. Stay for lunch – which includes our homemade chicken corn chowder, sloppy joes, pizza and hot dogs. Grab dessert at the bake sale table, full of homemade goodness. Your kids will love our game and craft tent, moon bounces, kid’s table, and face painting. Enjoy the day with your family and help support the best kept secret in Telford, Grace Christian School.
Grace Christian School Spring Auction: 320 N Third Street, Telford PA.

Sunday, March 25
On Sunday March 25th, 2018 from 8 am to 12:00 Noon, the Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council will be hosting their monthly Breakfast with the Knights. It is a Pancake and Sausage breakfast and this month you can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of 4 or more. Breakfast is held at the St. Stanislaus Mater Dei Cafeteria located at Mater Dei Catholic School, 493 East Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446. Additional parking right next to the Cafeteria is just beyond the white fence on East 3rd Street. Please look for our signs. Visit for more information.

Sunday, March 25
Check out this egg-cellent Spring event at the First Baptist Church in Lansdale! The day will kick off with an Easter egg hunt outdoors (or indoors, if the weather doesn’t cooperate), followed by an egg-citing Spring Fun Festival indoors where you can get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, meet Poppy Troll (arriving at 2:30pm), Batman, and Catboy (from PJ Masks), dance to fun tunes, enjoy some snacks and balloon art, get your face painted, be dazzled by magic tricks, even watch a juggler on stilts!!! …plus MORE…all while visiting with local kid-focused businesses and organizations! The first 50 families to arrive at the Spring Fun Festival will receive a bag full of goodies from some of our participating businesses!
The egg hunt and games will be from 1pm – 2:30pm;the Spring Fun Festival will be from 1pm – 4pm

Wednesday, March 28
Engraved: The Meanings behind 19th Century Tombstone Symbols.
The early 19th century saw the birth of the cemetery, which began in Paris and spread to the United States by 1824. Tammy Shane has studied and photographed 19th century tombstone carvings in Pennsylvania and surrounding states and will present the meanings behind them. These symbols were a language of sorts in their time and still speak to us today.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township.
Held at the Hilltown Township Municipal Bldg., 13 W. Creamery Rd. & Rt. 152, Silverdale, 18962 Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174. 7pm

Saturday, April 7
You’re invited to a fun evening of Swing Dancing on Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm. Music will be provided by “The Royalaires”, a 17 piece dance band. The dance will be held in the Family Life Center at Zwingli UCC, 350 Wile Avenue, Souderton, PA. $10 donation per person at the door. Free dance lessons begin at 7 pm.

Sunday, April 8
Genealogy of Joseph Stratton
Judith Stratton’s presentation will focus on the military service of her grandfather, Joseph, who was a sailor during the Civil War. The highlight of the presentation is a letter he sent his sister while serving in the Navy. A brief genealogy of the Stratton family dates back to 1767.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the c1800s Strassburger Farmstead, 407 Keystone Dr. & Bethlehem Pk., Sellersville, 18960. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174. 1:30pm

Saturday, April 14
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a Paper Cutting Workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Popular paper cutting artist Pam Hults will teach the workshop. Participants can choose from several patterns that include both seasonal and traditional paper cutting designs. Students will take home a finished piece along with a finished grain painted frame provided by the instructor. Workshop fee with materials is $90. Participants should bring along a cutting surface, exacto knife or small scissors and small paint brushes. All other materials for the workshop will be supplied.
Preregistration is required as the class size is limited. To register, go to, email or call 215-256-3020. No refunds are given unless a workshop is canceled for insufficient enrollment.

Sunday, April 22
13th Annual Spring Basket Bingo hosted by the Sellersville Fire Dept. Ladies’ Auxiliary. Sunday, April 22, 2018. Held at Sellersville Fire House, 2 N Main St., Sellersville PA. Doors open at 11:30 & games begin at 1. Prizes are Longaberger baskets, pottery & wrought iron filled to the top! Ticket includes 24 games & lunch. Extras include grand prize game, huge Chinese auction, raffles, 50/50, & bingo ball pull tabs. Special drawing for all tickets prepaid by 4/1/18. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. All entering hall (including children) MUST have a ticket due to limited seating. We have sold out the last 9 years so please get your tickets early. To order tickets, please email (fastest response) or leave a message at 215-257-4028 ext 58.

Wednesday, April 25
History of Stanley Tools, 175th Anniversary
Since1843, Stanley hardware and tools have helped shape America and the world. 2018 will be Stanley’s 175th Anniversary and its history traces the technological development of tools and hardware to the present day. Walter Jacob has researched, collected and written about the Stanley Company and he will present a slide presentation of Stanley’s history, illustrated with tools and hardware.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the Hilltown Township Municipal Building, 13 W. Creamery Rd. & Rt. 152, Silverdale, 18962. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174. 7pm

Saturday, May 12
On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the one-hour walk begins and ends at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale. The walk is hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, volunteers and the Veterans Ministry. Donations raised are used to help Pennsylvania veterans of all ages who need assistance with housing, food, clothing, car repair, appliance purchase or repair, utility payment and auto purchase.
Pre-registration for the walk will take place on Sundays from March 25, 2018 until April 15, 2018. Each walker who donates a minimum of $20 ($10 for a youth walker), if desired, can receive a Pa. Hero Walk T-shirt. Deadline to request a T-shirt is April 15. Donations can be in cash or by check payable to Pa. Hero Walk.
Check in and walk-up registration on Saturday May 12 starts at 8:30 AM. Patriotic music will be provided by the “Red Hill Band” from 9 AM to 10 AM. Presentation of the colors and short program will take place from 10 to 10:15. The walk begins at 10:15 AM.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Metal Detecting for Historical Artifacts
Bill Beers and Jim Bongiovanni will present and demonstrate how metal detecting can be used to discover historical artifacts. They will show and describe findings from their metal detecting on the Society’s Farmstead site and from other nearby locations.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the c1800s Strassburger Farmstead, 407 Keystone Dr. & Bethlehem Pk., Sellersville, 18960. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174 1:30-4pm.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Petticoats and Pickets, Women’s Role in the Civil War
After 150 years, the era of the American Civil War still fascinates people. The names of small towns and streams made their way into the national conscience and were a host to thousands of men and boys who fought for their cause. Yet the story of the fairer sex is one that needs to be told. Kathryn Finch will focus on women and their various roles during the “Late Great Unpleasantness”.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the Hilltown Township Municipal Building, 13 W. Creamery Rd & Rt. 152, Silverdale, 18962. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174 7pm

Sunday, June 10, 2018 
Public Houses in America and how they played a part in creating America.
Along the many roads that crisscrossed the rural Pennsylvania landscape in the early 19th century, a traveler would encounter a “Public House”. Historian Bruce Stocking will discuss how the Public House served as rest stops for the traveler, as well as gathering places for local inhabitants to meet and deal in commerce in the early 1800s.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the c1800s Strassburger Farmstead, 407 Keystone Dr. & Bethlehem Pk., Sellersville, 18960. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174   1:30pm-4pm.