Art & Music
Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, will be hosting the following events:
• A Traditional Oil Painting Workshop: Tuesdays,
and the control of values and color. The total workshop fee for the six weeks is $240 ($215 members). Pre registration is required. A list of supplies needed for the class will be furnished upon registration. To register for the workshop, go to www.mhep. org, email email@example.com or call 215-256-3020.
North Penn Arts Alliance Artists to show at the Morgan Log House, 850 Weikel Road, Lansdale: Space inside the Morgan Log House will be used to display the works of the members of the North Penn Arts Alliance. From April to October, individual artists will have their works on display inside this unique historic structure. The displaying artists of the North Penn Arts Alliance will display works depicting historical landscapes. Each month, an individual member will have the opportunity to display their artworks either two-dimensional or WKUHH-GLPHnVLRnDO. 7KH fiUVW artist to show his work will be Ed Kane April 1 to 29. For more information on Art at the Morgan, please contact the Morgan Log House at 215-368-2480 or the North Penn Arts Alliance at 215-393-9110. 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 benHfiW yRuU EuVLnHVV. /H7LS RI 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.
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 FLUHfigKWHUV 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 PRnWK DW 8 S.P. DW WKH fiUHhall, 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). male spy Lydia Darrow, War Gardens, Flag raising and retiring ceremonies, exhibits of letters, diaries, journals, photographs, postcards and more. The event is free and open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated to support future educational programs of the Morgan Log House. For more information, visit www.MorganLogHouse.org or call 215-3682480. of the Health & Wellness Center, 847 Easton Road, Warrington, will offer the following programs:
• “Looking Your Best: An Overview of Plastic Surgery” May 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Plastic Surgeon Scott D. Chapin, MD, will discuss questions to ask when considering a procedure. This is a free program. To register, visit www.dh.org or call 215-345-2121.
• A Memory Enhancement Training program will be held May 21 and 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is an innovative program for adults age 40 and over who wish to improve or maintain their memory ability and address age-related concerns. The course is designed to help improve memory and discuss factors that affect memory. Not intended for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. This is a licensed program of the UCLA Center on Aging and is presented by facilitators from the PEAK Center of Lansdale. The fee is $45. Register online at www.dh.org or call 215-345-2121.
Lansdale’s Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with Viva Community Fitness to ofIHU yRuWK DnG DGuOW fiWnHVV classes. Classes scheduled include Yoga/Pilates and Zumba. Classes will be held in the Parks and Recreation Building, 660 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale. For complete course description, fee, and registration form, visit the department’s web site at www.lansdale.org or call 215-361-8353.
North Penn VNA reminds area residents that it is not too late to get your flu VKRW. 1RUWK 3Hnn 9LVLWing Nurse Association still KDV flu (LnfluHnzD) VKRWV available. Shots are free for adults who use Medicare B as their primary health insurance. Medicare cards must be presented to receive the vaccine at no cost. All others will be charged $25, payable in cash or by check. A receipt will be provided so you may obtain reimbursement from your insurance company. Please call 215855-6191 to schedule a time that is convenient for you to UHFHLYH yRuU flu VKRW.
Experience your True Self through Sahaja Yoga Meditation: Free classes every Saturday 2: 30 to 4: 30 p. m. at Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building 660 Lansdale Ave ( at 7th St), Lansdale, 19446 For more information: 215- 361- 7137 or info@ synorthpenn. org
The Greater North Penn Dental Initiative at North Penn VNA provides dental services to individuals, children, families and seniors who do not have dental insurance. Services include exams, x-rays, FOHDnLnJV, fiOOLnJV, VHDODnWV, extractions, denture adMuVWPHnWV DnG GHnWuUH fiWtings, and are provided by licensed dentists and dental assistants. Patients must live in the North Penn, Wissahickon or Souderton school districts to be eligible for care. Payment for services is based on a sliding scale system that considers household income and household size. The Greater North Penn Dental Initiative is located at the North Penn VNA building at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale. Call for your appointment at 1-877-GO-NP-SMILES or 1-877-466-7764 or visit www.npvna.org.
The PEAK Center, 1292 Allentown Road,
Towamencin, offers free health- related programs for adults 55 years of age and older. Information: 215- 362- 7432.
• Acupressure and seated head, neck and shoulder massages are offered at The PEAK Center on a monthly basis. The cost for each treatment is $15 for 15 minutes and $25 for 30 minutes. Appointments can be made at The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale, 215362-7432.
• Arthritis Support Group — The Arthritis Support Group, sponsored by the NPVNA, meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact The PEAK Center at 215-362-7432.
• Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program — The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main St., Lansdale, will be a distribution site for Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons. Coupons are available to participants who are residents of Montgomery County, 60H years of age, whose income does not exceed $20,036 or $26,955 for a couple. Coupons will be distributed 1011 a.m. on Tuesdays, and 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays. Proof of age is required.
• Glucose Clinic: Bayada Nurses sponsors free glucose testing on the fourth Tuesday of each month at The PEAK Center. Fasting is not required, but it is best to limit your breakfast intake. This is a free service offered to the community 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, contact The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale, telephone, 215-362-7432.
• “Healthy Living,” a weight control program, is held Thursdays at 2 p.m.
• Tai Chi classes are offered Mondays at 5 p.m., the cost is $25 for a six week session and Yoga is offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $30 for a six week session.
TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nRnSURfiW wHLJKW ORVV VXSport organization, has established a new chapter. Weekly meetings will be held at the North Penn and Indian Valley YMCAs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and at the Lansdale branch Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to atWHNG WKHLU fiUVW PHHWLNJ IUHH of charge. Membership is $28 per year plus nominal chapter fees. For more information on TOPS, visit www. tops.org.
The Wellness Community At The Anne McCouch Center (1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, 215-393-9105) will host the following special events:
ONGOING WEEKLY PROGRAMS
• Beginners Tai Chi: 6:30 to 7 p.m.
• Intermediate Tai Chi: 7 to 7:30 p.m. formation and suggested fee to the Lansdale Department of Parks and Recreation, One Vine Street, Lansdale, PA, 19446 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department is interested in working with bands playing any of the following types of music: big band swing, marches and show tunes, jazz, country, bluegrass, classical, blues, pop and contemporary. Additionally, the department would like to hear from Children’s entertainers for the “Children’s Night Out” program in White’s Road Park. 7:30 S.P. DW WKH +DWfiHOG Fire Company Banquet Hall. Society President Larry Stevens will present the program, featuring a slideshow presentation with photographs depicting subjects UHODWLNJ WR +DWfiHOG +LVWRUy. This program is free. Refreshments will be served.
Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company Carnival wLOO EH KHOG Rn WKH fiUH company grounds, 1590 Bustard Road, Kulpsville, June 4 to 7 at 6 to 10 p.m. and June 8 from 3 to 10 p.m. Three ride specials will be featured at the carnival. From June 4 to 7 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. there will be a $20 pay-one-price ride special. The carnival will feature daily food, games and rides. Proceeds from the carnival wLOO EHNHfiW 7RwDPHNFLN Volunteer Fire Company.
Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, will be hosting the following events:
• Monthly Craft Night where you can bring whatever craft/art form that you enjoy and share a creative evening of craft and conversation. Craft Night wLOO EH KHOG WKH fiUVW 7KXUVday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free of charge and no registration is needed. Bring your project and a snack to share. In the event of inclement weather is forecast, please call 215256-3020 or check the website www.mhep.org for cancellation notices.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 533 Foundry Road, West Norriton, is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., selling Furniture, ODPSV, OLJKWLNJ fixWUUHV, SDLNW, WLOH, flRRULNJ DNG PUFK more. Donations are accepted at the ReStore until 15 minutes before closing. To schedule a pick-up for donated items, call 610-6313149. Restore volunteers are also needed and training/orientation is provided.
Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in the greater Philadelphia area. Volunteer classes are DYDLODEOH WR fiW HDFK SHUVRN’V schedule. Please call 610-9416700 for more information.
Are you vision impaired or blind and would like to try your hand at knitting, crocheting, weaving, or other crafts? Come join us in our “Stitches of /RYH” SURJUDP RN WKH fiUVW and third Thursday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions are held at the Montgomery County Association for the Blind (MCAB), 212 N. Main St., WKLUG flRRU, 1RUWK :DOHV, Pa. Volunteers are also welcome. For more information you may contact MCAB at 215-661-9800.
Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice seeks compassionate and emotionally mature volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Volunteers may also assist with pet therapy and administrative work within the hospice department and are requested to have daytime availability. Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes or nursing facilities once a week for two to three hours. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for caregivers. Bereavement volunteers support the families of hospice patients following the loss of a loved one, while administrative volunteers assist with typing, PDLOLNJV DNG/RU fiOLNJ. +RVpice care workers provide a great service to families and loved ones of hospice patients. Many volunteers also report a great deal of personal satisfaction as a result of their services. Patient care and bereavement volunteers complete an application and attend an 18-hour volunteer training program that covers the medical, psychological and spiritual aspects of hospice volunteering. Day and evening training programs are offered. To sign up for volunteer opportunities in Pennsylvania, contact Holy Redeemer Volunteer Coordinator Jean Francis at 215698-3737 or email jfrancis@ holyredeemer.com.
Upper Gwynedd Fire Department Cellphone Recycling Program — We are now accepting used cell phones. Please drop off your used cell phone at UG Fire house - 660 Garfield Ave, West Point, Tuesday night between 6 and 7 p. m. or during Hoagie sale – 2nd Saturday of every month.
The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is looking for volunteers — While it may surprise you to learn WKDW fiUH SURWHFWLRN LV SURvided in Upper Gwynedd by 50 volunteers who receive no compensation at all, this is the norm, not the exception. Approximately 97 perFHNW RI WKH fiUH FRPSDNLHV in the Commonwealth are volunteer. We are looking IRU fiUHfiJKWHUV, TULFN UHsponse medical personnel, MUNLRU fiUHfiJKHUV, VSHFLDO fiUH police, and active members that can help at fundraisers and take care of administrative duties. To volunteer visit our website at www.ugfd. org or stop by any Tuesday night.