Southampton is a community of service organizations that work as individual groups to fill the needs of each member. They also often work together for the good of the community. Below is a list of local service clubs and organizations which contribute to the well-being of your community.
|American Legion - Pennypack Post #800||2nd Tuesday of the month||8 PM||Huntingdon Valley Fire Co.|
|Ladies Auxiliary||3rd Tuesday of the month||7:30 PM||Huntingdon Valley Fire Co.|
|Inter-Service Clubs Committee||3rd Thursday Bi-monthly||7:30 PM||950 Street Road|
|Kiwanis Club||Every Monday||7:00 PM||Upper Southampton Community Center, 913 Willow Street|
|Lioness Club||1st Wednesday of the month||7:00 PM||rotate members homes|
|Southampton Warminster Area Lions Club||
2nd Wednesday / 4th Wednesday
2nd Wed at 7:30 PM at the VE Club and on the 4th Wed at 7:00 at the VE Club
|Rotary Club of
|Every Wednesday||6:30 PM||V.E. Club|
|Senior Women's Club||4th Monday of the month||alt.12 Noon & 8 PM||Library|
|Soroptomist Club||2nd Monday of the month||7:00 PM||Cucci's Restaurant|
|Southampton Business & Professional Association||4th Tuesday of the month||12 Noon||The Davisville Church|
|Square Club||4th Monday of the month||7:30 PM||North/South Reformed Church|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars||2nd Monday of the month||7:30 PM||VFW Post|
|Huntingdon Valley/Southampton Rotary||For information plase contact Evan Fineman at 215-939-1559 or visit their site at www.clubrunner.ca/huntingdonvalley|
History of the Tamanend Park Herb Gardening
The Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club was started in the Summer of 1983 by four residents of Upper Southampton who were interested in the various aspects of herb gardening and herb use. They were given approval to start a specimen garden by the Upper Southampton Board of Supervisors and the Park & Recreation Board, and they implemented a design created by a local stained glass artist.
In 1984 the first herb sale was held and the profits went to enlarging the garden, buying more plants, and supporting the herb club's programs. The club has grown since then and is active in many areas that involve herbs.
Come Learn About Herbs
The Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, from January through November:
The club has a wide variety of speakers that cover many different topics. Pat's presentations have included:
Herb Study Group
There is usually a short herb study that runs from 7:00PM to 7:30PM, before the actual meeting, where participants focus on on eparticular herb. The group shares knowledge and ideas by discussing herb lore, cultivation and recipes.
Annual Herb Sale
Each year the members of the Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club pull together to organize the annual herb sale. It is always held the third weekend in May, on both Saturday and Sunday at the Farmhouse.
The Teaching Garden
The club maintains a teaching garden in the park, next to the Farmhouse, that features various specimen plants in various categories: medicinal, culinary, silver, fragance, and dyer's herbs - as well as mints and teas, lliums, and oriental herbs. If you have or want to learn more about growing herbs try volunteering. Herb volunteers are needed 6:30PM every Wednesday night, April through October, for weeding, mulching, and general maintenance. Someone from the club is usually there every Wednesday evening and can talk with you about cultivating and enjoying herbs.
To join either come to the next regular meeting and register, or you can send $5.00 in yearly dues, plus your name, address, and phone number to: Tamanend Park, Herb Gardening Club, PO Box 456, Southampton, PA 18966.
For more information call Peggy Rastiello at 215-441-8861 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.