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Thursday, April 18, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Garden trip set for May

The Indianland Garden Club is planning a bus trip to New York's Botanical Garden on Tuesday, May 21.

The Perkiomen Tour Bus will leave from Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville at 7:45 a.m. and arrive back at 6 p.m.

Participants will spend the day at one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the world. The New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx, is a museum of plants and a National Historic Landmark with more than 400,000 native plants and thousands of shrubs and trees on the gorgeous grounds.

Admission includes garden grounds, Haupt Conservatory, children's adventure garden, rock garden and the native plant garden tram tour, plus other daily venues and events of the day.

April 21 is the deadline to register and pay for tickets. For more information, contact Linda at 610-767-6253 to reserve a space.


Join Lehigh Township Rails to Trails on Saturday, May 18, for an interpretive walk along the D&L National Corridor.

The walk will be starting at 9 a.m. at the Cove Road trailhead under the Treichlers Bridge. Walkers will move at a leisurely pace about one and a half miles to Rockdale.

Along the way and back, there will be stops so you can learn local history, geology and biology.

Although there is no cost for the walk, donations are always appreciated.

Children age 10 and over are welcome.

Registration is necessary. To register, call 610-767-0676 or email

The rain date for the walk is Sunday, May 19.

This event is sponsored by Lehigh Township Rails to Trails and the D&L National Heritage Corridor organization.


Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, has the following activities scheduled:

Monday, April 22: National Volunteer Week; Arbor Day

Tuesday, April 23: Now You Have It, Now You Don't; birthday day

Wednesday, April 24: Bus Trip to Rainbow Theatre; 12:30 p.m., regular bingo; pigs in a blanket day

Thursday, April 25: 10:30 a.m., quilting

Friday, April 26: 12:30 p.m., games; National Pretzel Day

For additional information on the center, call Edith Knauss at 610-767-2977.