American Association of University Women (AAUW), Makefield Area Branch

The Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) welcomes all women who value education and who have achieved this goal by obtaining an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university. AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW), Makefield Area Branch

The Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) welcomes all women who value education and who have achieved this goal by obtaining an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university. AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

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AAUW presents, “Quilts of the Underground Railroad”

In honor of Black History Month, Ruth Keiser will explain how quilting was used as a vehicle of communication during the Underground Railroad on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00-9:00PM at Wesley Enhanced Living, 200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown. Using examples to illustrate the various techniques, our speaker will explain the hidden messages found within the needlework. The Doylestown area was an active part of this historical era from 1830 to 1860. New members are welcome – open to the public.

As a follow-up to the program, members may also be interested in visiting the quilt competition and display at the Village Gazebo in Peddler’s Village. The display is open to the general public until March 29 and admission is free.

To learn more about the American Association of University Women, a leading advocate of equity for women and girls since 1881, please go to www.aauw-pa.org or call 215-340-4088.

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Happy Birthday, Let’s Read Math!

This year, Let’s Read Math (LRM) celebrates its 10th anniversary. LRM started as a community outreach project of the Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Claire Passantino and volunteers from Makefield AAUW held their first LRM workshop at the Yardley Library in October 2004. Parents attended with their children to hear a good children’s book and do fun math activities.

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AAUW holds Annual Book Sale

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Doylestown Branch is holding their 50th annual book sale from Thursday, May 1st through Saturday, May 3rd at the Plumsteadville Fire Hall (GPS – Pipersville, PA).

More information is available on their website at www.aauw-doylestown.org or by calling 215-230-8330. 

Proceeds benefit AAUW local scholarships, fellowships, research and grant projects, along with various community causes.

AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 150,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 500 college/university partners.  The organization has been a leading advocate for equity for women and girls since 1881.

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Makefield AAUW holding antiques appraisal event

Have you ever wondered if your family heirlooms are really the valuable antiques that you thought they were? You can find out at the antiques appraisal event on Saturday, March 29th, at 1:00pm in the Lower Makefield Township Building, 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley.

Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers of Philadelphia (since 1805) will be there to help you discover the true value of your treasured antiques.  Appraisers include a Generalist and specialists in Jewelry, Asian and Fine Arts.

Admission at the door is $15/person, which includes the appraisal of two hand-carried items. Additional small items can be appraised for $5 per item. This fundraising event benefits local scholarships and is sponsored by the Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). For more information call 215-949-2489.

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