The Lansdale Historical Society will offer the following programs at the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building, Seventh St. and Lansdale Ave., beginning at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 215-855-1872:
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, lDPSV, lLJKWLnJ fixWurHV, SDLnW, WLlH, flRRrLnJ 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 DYDLlDElH WR fiW HDFK SHrVRn’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 Love” SrRJrDP Rn WKH firVW DnG WKLrG 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 1. 0DLn 6W., WKLrG flRRr, 1RrWK Wales, 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, PDLlLnJV DnG/Rr filLnJ. HRVpice 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.
The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to pack or deliver meals to the elderly DnG LnfiUPHG. Meals are packed and delivered mornings, Monday through Friday. You can volunteer for as many days per week or month as you would like. Packaging meals rHTuLrHV DSSrRxLPDWHly 2-1/2 hours of your time each day and involves making sandwiches, packaging food into individual serving containers and packing coolers with the meals. Delivering meals reTuLrHV DSSrRxLPDWHly 90 PLnutes of your time each day and involves loading coolers into your car and delivering a route RI DSSrRxLPDWHly 10 WR 15 stops. The Meals on Wheels program is also in need of emergency, winter-weather volunteers to pack and deliver meals in bad weather. North Penn VNA is located at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale and delivers meals in the Lansdale, North Wales and Blue Bell areas. For more information or to volunteer, please call Bridget, North Penn VNA Meals on Wheels coordinator, at 215-855-6016.
Upper Gwynedd Fire Department Cellphone Recycling Program — We are now accepting used cell phones. Please drop off your used cell phone at UG FLUH KRuVH - 660 GDUfiHOG 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 that fiUH SURWHFWLRn LV SURYLGHG in Upper Gwynedd by 50 volunteers who receive no compensation at all, this is the norm, not the exception. ASSrRxLPDWHly 97 SHrFHnW RI WKH firH FRPSDnLHV in the Commonwealth are volunteer. We are looking for firHfiJKWHrV, TuLFN rHVSRnVH PHGLFDl SHrVRnnHl, MunLRr firHfiJKHrV, VSHFLDl firH SRlLFH, DnG 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.
The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is always looking for cars to be donDWHG WR WKH fiUH GHSDUWment. If you have an old car that you are looking to sell or dispose of, why not GRnDWH LW WR WKH fiUH GHSDUW- ment? YRur WDx-GHGuFWLElH donation goes a long way DnG KHlSV WKH firVW rHVSRnGHrV get valuable training. These vehicles are needed to keep up our training and skills Ln DuWRPRELlH HxWrLFDWLRn. You can even watch as the members turn your old car into scrap, all in the name of good training. All we need from you is your vehicle and title, and we take care of the rest. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, a title is not needed. A donation receipt will be provided to you. Call 267-228-5949 for more information.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2-4 seeks new members. Great opportuniWy WR ErRDGHn ERDWLnJ HxSHrLence. Information: 215-9690266 (Stan Morantz). chapel time and a one-of-akind game time. Club runs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Minimal cost involved. Please contact Pastor John at 215-368-4444 (x110) IRr PRrH LnIRrPDWLRn.
GLrlV DnG BRyV IrRP firVW to 12th grade are invited to join a 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 being planned for all ages. For more information please contact Stephanie at SSeely00@comcast. net or Linn at DAR_news@ verizon.net.
The North Penn YMCA, Lansdale Branch, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, hosts events for children. Information: 215-368-1601.
• The North Penn YMCA will host a School’s Out Program, where children will be transported to the YMCA from area schools for before and after school care. Children will enjoy activities like swimming, art DnG PuVLF, fiWnHVV rHDGLnHVV, computer lab, special gym programs and the “Reading Nook.” Space is limited. For more information, call the nuPEHr DERYH, HxW. 232. Gwynedd. For more information, call Erin at 610631-1014.
Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors monthly family caregiver support group meetings at two locations. Pre-registration is not required. Information: 1-800272-3900.
• Dock Woods Community, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, third Thursday of the month, 3 to 5 p.m.
• North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Board 5RRP, LDnVGDOH, PHHW fiUVW Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m.
• A new group will be held the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Manor, 701 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale.
• A new family caregiver support group will be offered the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at Clare Bridge of Montgomery, 1089 Horsham Road. Bereavement Counseling: Professional counseling for individuals, couples, children and families dealing with loss and bereavement. Contact Emily, Vincent, Clinical Director at 610222-4110, HxW. 103.
Bethany Bible Fellowship Church, 75 W. Broad St., HDWfiHOG, wLOO SUHVHnW GULHIshare, a free special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are HxSHrLHnFLnJ DnG wDnW WR RIfer you comfort and encourDJHPHnW GurLnJ WKLV GLIfiFulW time. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.