The deadline for Datebook is noon Tuesday two weeks before the desired publication date. Only dated events local to this newspaper will be listed. Information should include event, date, time, applicable fees and an information telephone number that may be published. Send to North Penn Life Datebook, cLo Montgomery Newspapers, 290 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034; fax to 215-643-9475; email npcblife@montgomerynews. com. No phone calls. brary, 301 Vine St., Lansdale. Information: 215855-3228; inforequests@ lansdalelibrary.org The library is open: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. CLUBS/MEETINGS: Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public.
• Magician’s Club: Oct. 1 at 6:15 p.m.
• Homeschoolers’ Get Together: Oct. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
• RootsMagic Genealogy Group: Oct 2 at 7 p.m. For details, contact eddie_ firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Dialoging for Peace: Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Come see the movie “The Secret” and learn the key to achieving the things you want.
• Friends of the Lansdale Public Library: Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
• Philly Tarot Card Readers: Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. Cost: $5.
• Psychic Development Group: Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. Sign up at www.meetup. com (enter Lansdale’s zip code, 19446). Cost: $5.
• Lansdale Camera Club: Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
• MOMS Club Open House Spooktacular: Oct. 15 at 10:15 am. Need a social outlet for you and your child? Join us - in costume, if you’d like.
• Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots: Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. AIM Group espouses WKUHH FRUH YDOuHV: fiVFDO UHsponsibility, constitutional limited government and free markets.
• Chess Club: Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
• The Grail Movement of America: Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. Learn about and study Abd-ru-shin’s work, “In the Light of Truth” - the Grail Message.
• Responsible Policies for Animals: Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. For ages 13 and up. Learn about changes needed for all animals to lead IuOfiOOLQJ OLYHV.
• Making Powerful Presentations: Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. Sign up at the library for the workshop, offered by Alvina Peat.
• Amateur Radio: Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Call 610-5175074 for details.
• Better Health Skin Care: Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. Learn how to take better care of your skin.
• Cribbage: Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
• Mexican Train Dominoes: Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
• Knitting/Crochet Club: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Beginners, novices, whoever – if you’re looking for a nice way to relax and socialize, bring a current project or a skein of yarn and needles to start.
• WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan Group: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
• Knitting/Crocheting Group: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
• Stitch and Chat: Fridays at 1 p.m. MOVIES: • Friday Night Movies: Showtime is 6:30 p.m. for September movies; 6 p.m. for October movies. Sept. 28: “The Pirates! BDQG RI 0LVfiWV” (3G, 88 minutes); Oct. 12: “Snow White and the Huntsman” (PG-13, 127 minutes); Oct. 19: “The Avengers” (PG13, 143 minutes); Oct. 26: “Alvin and the Chipmunks meet Frankenstein” (G, 78 minutes), movie to begin after costume contest at about 6:30. KIDS’ CORNER: • Little Builders’ Club: Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Children of all ages welcome.
• Miss Lisa’s Family Storytime: For children ages 2 to 5. Parents and siblings are welcome. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.; Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
• Miss Lisa’s Infant Storytime: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For children under 2 and their parentsLcaregivers.
• Kiwanis Storytime: Debra Hawk, a member of the Lansdale Kiwanis Club, will read stories and complete fun activities with the kids. Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m.; the theme is “Muppets”; Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The theme is “Halloween.”
• Free Math Help: Mondays at 4 p.m. Free tutoring in basic math for students.
• Free Tutoring by Youth Lit: The American vouth Literacy Foundation is offering tutoring to children in grades 1 to 5 who need help with reading. Tutoring is provided by trained volunteers. Tutors will work with your child after school for 30 minutes per week, usually Friday afternoons between 4 and 5:30. Other times may be available. Please sign up using the form available at the library. More information is available at www. youthlit.org. BOOK GROUPS: • Book Discussion Group: Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. This month’s selection will be a reader’s choice.
• Men’s Book Discussion: Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. This month’s selection is “Lusitania” by Diana Preston. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Clothing Collection Drive: Sept. 26 to Nov. 9. Ready to clean out your
from 4 to 9 p.m. $ YDULHWy RI fiFWLRn, nRnfiFtion and children’s hardback and paperback books and movies.
• Festival of Books: Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Books at 40 to 60 percent discount for EDELHs, FKLOGUHn DnG yRuWK. Presented by the Peace ProjectLKids for Peace.
• Oktoberfest: Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Whites Road Park. Fourth annual Oktoberfest with an LnWHUnDWLRnDO flDLU. 0usLF, closets? Donate to a good cause - Cradles to Crayons. Look for the cardboard box at the library. Check the list of needed items at cradlestocrayons. orgLphiladelphia. Local Brownie Troop #71525 is coordinating!
• First Friday Used Book Sale: Oct. 5
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• Meet the Author and Artist: Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. IOOusWUDWRU BULJLGD 0LFKRSulos shows how she creates her artwork and about the book “Suffer the Children: Growing Up in Italy During WWII. Oct. 30 DW 2 S.P. 0Lchopulos and author Donato DeSimone will discuss the book.
• Halloween Costume Party: Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Come join the parade around the library and see if you can win the prize for best costume! 233 S. Swartley St., North Wales. 215-699-5410; www.northwaleslibrary.org. KIDS’ PROGRAMS: • Baby’s First Book: A gift of literacy from the Library sponsored by First 1LDJDUD, WKH 3$ 2nH BRRN Every voung Child 2012 seOHFWLRn, “6WRS 6nRULnJ, BHUnDUG!,” Ls SUHsHnWHG WR HDFK baby born to a library patron. This statewide effort encourages adults to share and talk about books and stories with children. Please stop by or call the library with the name and birth date of any new baby in your household.
• Lego Club: This new club will meet each Thursday afternoon from 4 to 5 p.m. The North Penn High School Key Club will be overseeing and help engineer Lego creations. No fee. Lego donations welcome. Limited to children in third grade and up!
FAMILY DAY GRAMS: Storytimes: • Pajama Party Story Hour: Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 (Halloween theme) at 6:30 S.P. 0Us. 3IHLO, IRUPHU OLEUDUian at St. Rose Elementary 6FKRRO, wLOO UHDG ERRNs IRU kids at special evening story times. Children are welcome to come ready for bed!
• Special Needs Story Time: Children with special needs (all ages) and siblings are welcome to attend. The stories and music will be geared toward ages 2 to 6 and the environment will be sensory friendly. Call the library for more information.
• Friday Story Hour: All ages are invited each Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the library.
• Teen Club — From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a good ERRN, PRYLH RU JDPH wLWK friends. Ask at the circulation desk about checking out an eReader loaded with book choices. Upcoming titles: “3DSHU 7Rwns,” “8nwLnG”. No meeting in September. ADULT PROGRAMS: • Adults Discuss Books — One Tuesday evening HDFK PRnWK, 7 WR 9 S.P. DW the library! Books are available for $10 each.
• Detecting Women Book Discussion Program — This PA Humanities Council sponsored program will be held in the library community rooms from 1 to 3 p.m. No fee; books provided on a fiUsW-FRPH, fiUsW-sHUYHG EDsLs.
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• Knit One, Purl Two Club — Bring your yarn and pattern and come join WKH NnLWWHUs Ey WKH fiUHSODFH each Tuesday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m.
• Mexican Train Dominoes — Players of all abilities are welcome to play every Thursday 1 to 4 p.m.
• Mahjong Group — Join the gang each Tuesday afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the main library. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Meet the Author: Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Louis J. BevilacTuD, 3sy.D., COLnLFDO 3syFKRORJLsW, wLOO GLsFuss KLs most recent book “When vou Can’t Snap Out of It: Finding vour Way Through DHSUHssLRn” wKLFK LGHnWLfiHs the most common symptoms of depression and practical guidelines on what works to alleviate it.
• Read for the Record - Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. Library staff will ready “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad,” joining the more than 2 million people who will read this delightful book in one day.
• Beth Miller, master food preserver with the Montgomery County Extension Service, will show a DVD about the topics listed and host a questionand-answer period from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15: Canning Vegetables (pressure canning).
• Get a new eReader or Smartphone? Library eBooks and audiobooks for these devices are available for free through the library! Books are compatible with all Nooks, Kindles, tablets, iPods, iPhones and androids. Ask at the circulation desk for an instruction sheet for your specific device, all you need is a current library card! Having trouble getting started? Stop by the library any Monday after 5 p.m. for one-on-one help.
• Blood Pressure Screening — 1 to 2 p.m. fourth Tuesday afternoon of each month. The NP Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood pressure screening at the Library. No appointment or fee. FUNDRAISING: • Book, Bake and Plant Sale: Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come to find excellent reads, tasty home baked treats and fall mums from Mr. Ott of Meng Road Greenhouse. All proceeds go to the North Wales Area Library. Book donations are still being accepted (no dictionaries or textbooks, please!). The sale will be open until Oct. 13.
• Adopt-A-Brick — For $100, an engraved brick will be installed at the Veterans Memorial Flag Pole. Order forms available at the library.
• Byers Choice — StoryTeller is available for sale at the library. $70/each plus $10 if shipping is needed.
• Donate your car to the North Wales Area Library — The library will benefit from the proceeds of the sale or salvage of your vehicle and your donation is tax deductable. Contact Point Service Center and tell them you want to donate your vehicle to the NWAL. Arrangements will be made to tow your vehicle, if necessary, at no cost to you. Call Point Service Center at 215699-TIRE (8473) or email email@example.com. $5 per couple per session.
North Penn Lodge No. 1979 will host country line dancing on Tuesdays and swing dancing on Wednesdays at the North Penn ELKS, 2737 Trewingtown Rd., ColMarch Beginners’ lessons start at 7 p.m. The cost is $8. For more information call Dave at 215997-7688.
Dance classes at the PEAK Center, 315 W. Main St. Lansdale: Ballroom dance classes: Learn the basics of the fox trot, cha cha, jitterbug and waltz. Beginners ballroom: Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Intermediate ballroom: Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Beginners line dancing: Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. Line dancing: Thursdays, 1 p.m. Tap dancing: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Cost is $24 for six-week sessions. Call 215-362-7432 for information and registration. Instructor John Long has been teaching ballroom, tap and line dance at many venues including the PEAK Center for over 20 years.
• The center hosts talented regional performing artists one Friday afternoon per month. For more information, call 215-3627432.
• The center hosts evening dances for adults 55 years of age and older the second Friday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The evening includes a live band. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased at the door. info@PennSuburban.org)
• Are You Confused About Healthcare Reform? Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon and panel discussion will be held at Meadowood of Worcester, 3205 Skippack Pike, Worcester. Presented by USI Affinity in conjunction with the chamber’s healthcare committee. Chamber members only; limited seating. Cost: $15.
• Breakfast News Network, 7:30-8:45 a.m. at Normandy Farm Hotel (1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422) $15 members, includes full buffet breakfast. Join us for a networking program at Normandy Farm Hotel every Thursday morning for breakfast, business news, informative speakers and plenty of networking. The cost includes a full breakfast buffet. Copies of the business cards will be made available to those who would like them.
GLUOV DnG ERyV IURP fiUVW to 12th grade are invited to join the Towamencin Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are planned for all ages. For more information please write to SSeely00@ comcast.net
Do you have a fear of public speaking? Blue Bell Toastmasters Club can help. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesday at the Marriott Courtyard, located on Route 202, directly across from the Montgomeryville Mall. Learn how to improve communication and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Admission fee: $5. For more info, visit www.bbtoast.org.
The LeTip Chapter of Gwynedd, meets every Tuesday at 7:16 a.m. We meet at the Clubhouse Too Diner at the corner of Sumneytown Pike & Church Road in Lansdale. LeTip is a professional business lead exchange network. Please call and join us for a meeting. Call 215-779-0723
LeTip of Lansdale is a professional networking organization with the purpose of exchanging business leads. Attend one of our breakfast meetings to learn how LeTip will benefit your business. LeTip of Lansdale meets every Thursday from 7:01 to 8:31 a.m. at Franconi’s Restaurant, 1200 Welsh Road in North Wales. Please contact Elena Sickles at 610-222-4205 for more information about our chapter.
AMBUCS (American Business Clubs) is a national non-profit charitable association with a mission dedicated to creating independence for those with physical disabilities. The members of the Upper Gwynedd Chapter are involved in many projects within our community, including providing AmTrykes, therapeutic tricycles specially tailored to the needs of children with disabilities, the construction of wheelchair ramps, and the design and construction of a local playground. Members participate in Special Olympics activities and have donated many other gifts to families and organizations supporting children with special needs. If you are interested in joining, or would like additional information, please contact Barbara at 215-362-3878 or visit www. ambucs.org. Meetings are held at Trinacria Restaurant in Blue Bell at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. We’d love to have new members join us so please give us a call! You’ll experience a great deal of satisfaction and develop a multitude of friendships as well.
The Greater North Penn Regional Collaborative Board of Directors holds public meetings the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. For more information, call Kathleen Fitzgerald at 215855-8296.
7KH )LUHfigKWHUV Auxiliary of the Colmar Volunteer Fire Co. is looking for members. Interested participants can live in any town. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. at the firehall, 2700 Walnut Street, ColMarch For more information, call Carol at 215361-9620.
Single Volunteers of Bucks County meets every third Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Andrews Hall (part of Doylestown Presbyterian Church), 125 Mechanic Street. Parking is located on Church Street. On all other Tuesdays, the group meets at the Churchville Nature Center on Churchville Lane. The group is for singles who want to make friends while helping their community through volunteering. For more information or directions, visit www.svbucks. org.
The Lansdale Chapter of the American Association of University Women meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the North Penn High School District Educational Service Center, Church Road and Hancock Street, Lansdale. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-368-9665 or visit http://aauwlansdale.org.
PRO-ACT, a volunteerbased, grassroots organization that works to reduce the stigma of drug/alcohol addiction and to ensure the availability of treatment options, hosts informational sessions. Information: 215-489-6120 ext. 3 (Maura Farrell).