The whole community is invited to come out and support The Gathering Place renovation when we host Twice-Admired Emporium fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. The fundraiser will be held at the new fire hall on Bedford Street, Clarks Summit. A $15 donation will get you in the door to browse and buy our tag sale items, enjoy some treats, and meet your community-minded neighbors. Help us reach our goal of $350,000 to transform the old fire hall into a glorious community center for the whole of the Abingtons.
You will want to investigate several Abington Area Community Classroom offerings coming up in October and November.
Our canning class is full ( for the second time), but we still have openings in the Fish Story cooking class taught by Sarah McCully from State Street Grill. On Thursday, Oct. 22, Sarah will present a menu of seared scallops, Oysters Rockefeller, and spinach seared salmon with horseradish. Sounds like a wonderful dinner out!
Session two of Ballroom Dance begins Monday, Oct. 26, taught by Jill and Gehred Wetzel. Come and learn Advanced ChaCha, Intermediate West Coast Swing, or Beginner Mambo and Merengue. As usual, classes last five weeks and cost $45 per person.
Planning on picking up an antique or country piece at The Gathering Place fundraiser that needs some TLC? Come and learn Furniture Finishing techniques with Val Langan from Woods and Co. Starting Oct. 20, the class will meet at 7 p.m. three Tuesdays at the store Woods and Co. in Chinchilla.
CPR for Family and Friends is just that, and could save a friends‘s life. Become familiar with life-saving techniques taught by Carmen Passaniti in this non-certification class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.
Improv is back — a beginner’s class followed by a class for the more experienced. Join Pat Martin on Thursday, Oct. 22 as he sharpens your wit and tickles your funny bone with exercises and techniques he has honed during his years on the improv stage with his troupe, “Here We Are In Spain.” This is a four-week class and costs $25.
AACC still runs its Book Club every third Tuesday of the month at noon in the basement of Everything Natural. Past books were Cutting for Stone and All the Light We Cannot See, and Bel Canto is the selection for October 20th. You will enjoy the discussions, and the company of book lovers like yourself. No need to register; just show up! A small donation goes to SCOLA each month.
The Philadelphia Craft Show bus trip takes off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 from the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church on the Morgan Highway. This is a chance to see one of the premier craft shows in the country, and all work is for sale. The bus trip and craft show are covered for $50; bus trip only costs $35. Make your plans soon; this is a small bus with only 25 seats.
Our last craft classes for AACC this semester are Bounce a Ball, Make a Hat and Designer Tulip Purse. Create a felt hat of your own design using wool roving and pre-felts under the guidance of Emily Rancier (that’s me!) 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.
Val Davidian, experienced sewing designer, will show you how to make a roomy foldable shoulder purse with two or three coordinated fabrics on Thursdays, Nov. 5 and 12. More information about this class is available on the website www.GatheringPlaceCS.org.
Hope to see you come out for some of these wonderful classes taught by great instructors who live amongst us!