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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 for registration information, email, or call 215-256-3020. No refunds are given unless a workshop is canceled for insufficient enrollment.

Saturday, September 29
Sunnyside will present an exciting evening of inspirational, bluegrass style gospel music on Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Solomon’s United Church of Christ, 2990 Bedminster Road (Rt. 113), Perkasie, PA, located between Center School and Kellers Church Roads near Bedminster. Admission is $10.00 payable at the door. Refreshments will be served during intermission. For directions, see or Solomon’s United Church of Christ on Facebook.

Saturday, September 29
Do you enjoy cooking and traditional foods? The Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville, is sponsoring a hearth cooking workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This hands-on class will be led by historian Ruth Konrad who has demonstrated both hearth cooking and weaving at the Apple Butter Frolic The instructor will discuss the best types of wood for hearth cooking, safety tips, the cooking utensils needed for cooking over wood coals and historic recipes. Participants will enjoy a delicious late lunch created from the day’s instructions.
The workshop fee is $70 (includes materials fee). Preregistration is necessary as the workshop size is limited to ten participants. Rain date for the workshop is Sunday, September 30 from 10 am to 2 pm. Check the Mennonite Heritage Center website: for registration information, email, or call 215-256-3020. No refunds are given unless a workshop is canceled for insufficient enrollment.

Saturday, September 29
Upper Frederick Twp. Community Day! 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Rain or Shine. Meet our Community Leaders, Heroes & Friends! Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Clown, Obstacle Course Moon bounce, Candy Cannon, Giant Hamster Ball, Face Painting, Rock Wall and Bungee Trampoline and FREE Doc. Shredding! Chili Cook-off (pre-registration required), Free Kid’s crafts by The Art Bus, Used Book Sale, Free Raffles for Great Prizes, Good Food and More! Music all day, including a performance by Country Singer “Kendal Conrad”! 3205 Big Road, Zieglerville, PA. Volunteers welcome! Call 610-754-6436 or visit for info.

Saturday, September 29
With a population of 22 million before the war, there are now 5,000,000 Syrians who have fled Syria, and another 6,000,000 who are trapped and internally displaced within Syria. Gwynedd Friends Meeting is inviting anyone interested in supporting these families to spend a night under the stars on their campus at 1101 DeKalb Pike Gwynedd PA.
Register for a $25 tent site and enjoy intergenerational peace-making games, 2 simple meals, and a campfire with singing and stories told by a young man who fled the war in Syria. All money raised will be donated to a program of the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, that gives cash assistance to destitute Syrian refugee families now living in Jordan and Lebanon. $.97 of every dollar donated goes directly to the refugee families.
To download a registration form, go to

Saturday, September 30
Enjoy an afternoon concert with jazz guitarist Pete Smyser and Friends on Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm at Zwingli UCC, 350 Wile Avenue, Souderton, PA 18964. A free will offering will be taken. A reception will follow the concert. The concert is supported by the Mildred Mitchell Music Fund. For more information please visit or call 215-723-1186.

Friday, October 12
Suburban Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold its Annual Fund Raiser Cash Bingo at Charity Lodge, 465 Burnside Ave, Norristown, PA 19403. Doors Open at 6:00 PM; Games begin at 7:00 PM
Tickets may be purchased at: The ATRIUM SHOP, SUBURBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, 2701 DeKalb, Norristown, PA 610-278-2196. Cash or Credit/Debit card accepted.
BYOB (wine, beer, and soft beverages only); Bring your own dinner & snacks.
Cash Prizes * Tombola * Special Games * Door Prizes
Tickets are only $30.0 per person; must be at least 18 years of age to playQuestions? Contact Sharon Childrey @ 610-278-2253
Benefits SCH Employee Assistance Fund & Community Outreach.treach.

Saturday, October 13
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville announces a Sgraffito Redware Pottery Workshop scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018 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 for a plate or create heart ornaments for a special Christmas gift.
Enjoy learning this traditional craft in this one day workshop. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. To register, go to:; email or call 215-256-3020.

Saturday, October 20
The Mennonite Heritage Center announces a Paper Cutting Workshop scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 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 is $90 that includes the designs and frame. 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. No refunds are given unless a workshop is canceled for insufficient enrollment.

Sunday, October 21
5K Dash against Domestic Violence at the Upper Gwynedd Twp Building, 1 Parkside Place in North Wales. 8am. Registration begins at 7:30am. Cost is $30 before October 18, 2018 – or- $35 day of the event. To be guaranteed an event t-shirt in your size you must register by 9/14/18
Event Schedule:
7:30am Registration Opens
8:30am 5K Run/Walk
9:30am Awards

Saturday, October 27
Make and enjoy tasting delicious eighteenth century chocolate treats at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville on Saturday, October 27,2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Led by food historian Deborah Peterson, participants will learn eighteenth century techniques for processing cacao beans. Raw cacao beans have been imported into colonial Philadelphia since the early-eighteenth century and Philadelphia is still the largest cacao importer in the continental United States. In this workshop participants will process the raw beans using colonial reproduction tools to roast, peel, and powder them. Once this process is done, we will move on and make delicious chocolate dishes using period receipts (recipes). On the menu is a popular 1750 French receipt, Biscuits de chocolat, a hot beverage called Chocolate Cream, and a Chocolate Tart. All are delicious and recipes will be shared.
Participants should bring lunch and beverage (no need for dessert!), a large bowl, a cup for the chocolate cream, mixing spoons, dish towels, a pie plate and apron. All else is provided.
Preregistration is required as participation is limited. A workshop fee of $70 (includes materials). Children over the age of 12 may register for the workshop if a parent attends with them. To register, go to or call 215-256-3020.