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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!

Saturday, August 18
9th Annual Bell Tower Concert, 6:00 pm. Classical, popular and favorites, Audience participation Name That Tune. hot dogs and ice cream for purchase, favorite chair, St. John’s Lutheran, Ridge Valley, 910 Allentown Rd, West Rockhill Twp. 215-257-9643.

Saturday, August 18
6:30p-8p.
The Historical Society of Montgomery County is hosting “Symbols in the Cemetery” walking tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery. The tour, which includes refreshments and a presentation) will be conducted by Tammy Schane. Ms. Shane will explain the meanings of the symbols carved on tombstones. For information or to reserve a spot, call 610-272-0297.

Sunday, August 19
The Talleys in concert at 6:30pm
Doors open at 5:30pm
Admission is FREE – a free will offering will be received

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.

Sunday, August 26
Jeff Steinberg – Tiny Giant Ministries
8:30am and 11:00am
Born with what others would call Handicaps—he has NO arms or hands, and malformed legs—Jeff Steinberg wants you to know that God has a unique design for your life. He knows.
Come join us as he ministers to us with singing and an inspirational message.

Sunday, August 26
“I Can Only Imagine” Free Movie Night at Family Worship Center
6:30pm / doors open at 6:00pm
Admission is free – a free will offering will be received
Kids ministry available for parents enjoying the movie.

Saturday, September 15
Learn the colorful tradition of grain painting wood at a workshop on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville. In the 18th century, country cabinetmakers grain painted utilitarian objects to imitate the grain of wood. Softwoods were false grained to mimic expensive hardwoods often not available and the technique soon evolved into a folk art form. Homemade paints and tools were used to create finishes as varied as the minds and hands of imaginative folk artists. Antiques of great value today have wildly grained surfaces that in no way try to mimic the graining pattern of real woods.
Participants will learn to grain paint a softwood 5 x 7 picture frame, a softwood 8 x 10 picture frame and two small document boxes (supplied for the workshop) using acrylic glazes. A dark glaze is applied over yellow paint. Then while the glaze is wet a spontaneous texture is created using the traditional tools of a comb, corncob, putty, fingers, sponge, or brush.
Preregistration is required as participation is limited. A workshop fee of $145 (includes frames and the boxes materials fee). Tools will be provided for use and can easily be purchased at crafts stores later. The last step of a shellac final finish will need to be done at home after drying 24 hours. The pieces will be base coated yellow and be ready for graining by participants. To register, go to: mhep.org; email info@mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.

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.

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 solomonsucc.org 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: 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, 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: mhep.org; email info@mhep.org 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.

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 www.mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.