Joanna Mell will take her audience on a Christmas tour aound the world, discovering the many ways that Christmas is celebrated in other lands. Joanna will be playing familiar carols and tunes on her harp, and singing in five languages, as well as weaving engaging stories. There will be a sing-along at the end. This program is for people of all ages and is family-friendly.
Joanna Mell is an accomplished performer on both the traditional and contemporary harps, and uses the
Join us for a personal journey through the eyes of local Chaplain John Hank. He weaves his story from where he started to his time spent on his spiritual journey and what he has gained in serving others for many years. John in the chaplain at Indian Creek Foundation in Souderton,PA. For more than 40 years, Indian Creek Foundation has served Bucks and Montgomery area children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener Jane Irvin on a tour of Japanese gardens. Jane holds a BS in elem ed from St Joseph’s and I have a degree in Garden Design from Temple Univ. A member of the Norristown Garden Club and a member of the Old York Road Garden Club. I have been a Penn State Master Gardener for over 20 years and I am on the herb garden committee. A a member of the herb committee for
Penn State Extension Master Gardener Sharon Gross guides us through a workshop.
Make a Mosaic Pot: In this class participants will decorate a pot using paints, adhesive and various pieces of tile, glass, and stone. Materials will be provided, but if you have something you’d like to incorporate, bring it along!
This workshop is great for families;Children (5 and 12 years) could do it with a parent,Teenagers welcomed on their own. Bring a friend, neighbor or spouse. These pots are a wonderful
Historically, farm pigs were valued as a source of meat and fat, and for their ability to convert inedible food into meat and manure. They weren’t picky eaters and were often simply fed household food waste. A number of area farmers ventured into the business of packaging pork products for sale. This program will tell the story of how one modest pork packing business, started in 1885 in the quiet farming community of Hatfield Township,
Tom Quinn is a co-founder of Montgomery Theater in Souderton, PA. He has directed well over 100 plays and has had the opportunity to collaborate with many distinguished playwrights, notably: William Mastrosimone (Extremities, Like Totally Weird), Jeffrey Sweet (Porch), Ray Bradbury (Bradbury 3X, The Flying Machine, Fahrenheit 451), Rupert Holmes (Accomplice, Thumbs, Say Goodnight Gracie), Jim Geoghan (Light Sensitive, Only Kidding), James Sherman (Beau Jest, Jest A Second, AFFLUENZA!, Half and Half), Tom Dudzick (Hail Mary!, Over the Tavern, Don’t
The Hatfield Speedway & The Montgomery County Fair
Started as a one half mile horse racing track, and eventually featuring stock cars, midgets, dragsters, and motorcycles, the Hatfield Speedway met the need for speed for men, and women, of the area for over 40 years. Some who raced around the Hatfield oval even went on to become racing superstars, including Richard Petty, A.J. Foyt, and Mario Andretti! Of course, any program on the Hatfield Speedway would be incomplete