Art & Music
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 three-dimensional. The first artist to show his work will be Ed Kane April 1 to 29. For more information on Art at the Morgan, please con-
tact the Morgan Log House at 215-368-2480 or the North Penn Arts Alliance at 215-393-9110.
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 feeW A5. For more info, visit www.bbtoast.org.
The LeTip Chapter of Gwynedd, meets every Tuesday at 7W16 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 KRZ /H7LS ZLOO EHNHfiW yRuR business. LeTip of Lansdale meets every Thursday from 7W01 to 8W31 a.m. at Franconi’s Restaurant, 1200 Welsh Road in North Wales. Please contact Elena Sickles at 610222-4205 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 10W30 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 month at 8 p.m. at WKH fiRHKDOO, 2700 :DONuW Street, ColMarch For more information, call Carol at 215-361-9620.
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 7W30 to 9W30 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 httpW//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. InformationW 215-489-6120 ext. 3 (Maura Farrell). Peter’s is open for business. Store hours are Wednesdays from 9W30 a.m. to 4W30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop is located at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales. Donations of small household items, books, linens and women’s and children’s clothing are accepted during store hours. All proceeds are donated to local charities. 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 PHnn 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 A25, 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 RHFHLYH yRuR flu VKRW.
Experience your True Self through Sahaja Yoga Meditation: Free classes every Saturday 2W30 to 4W30 p. m. at Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building 660 Lansdale Ave ( at 7th St), Lansdale, 19446 For more informationW 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 GHNWuRH 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 build- ing 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. InformationW 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 A15 for 15 minutes and A25 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 10W30-11W30 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 A20,036 or A26,955 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 9W30-10W30 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 A25 for a six week session and voga is offered Mondays at 6W30 p.m. and the cost is A30 for a six week session.
TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nRnSURfiW wHLJKW ORVV VXSport organization, has HVWDEOLVKHG D nHw FKDSter. Weekly meetings will be held at the North Penn and Indian Valley vMCAs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and at the Lansdale branch Wednesdays at 5W30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to atWHNG WKHLU fiUVW PHHWLNJ IUHH of charge. Membership is A28 per year plus nominal chapter fees. For more information on TOPS, visit www. tops.org.
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ONGOING WEEKLY PROGRAMS
• Beginners Tai ChiW 6W30 to 7 p.m.
• Intermediate Tai ChiW 7 to 7W30 p.m. email@example.com. The Department is interested in working with bands playing any of the following types of musicW 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. on paper prepared with the printed text so they will have D fiNLVKHG SLHFH VULWDEOH IRU framing at the end of the class. All materials (to include brushes and pigments as well as small palettes) are supplied by the instructor and are included in the class fee. The class is limited to ten students, and pre-registration is required. The cost of the course is A740; A725 for members and the class fee includes a daily lunch. No refunds are given unless the workshop is canceled for LNVUIfiFLHNW HNUROOPHNW. 7R register, or for information, go to www.mhep.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215256-3020. The Heritage Center has made arrangements for lodging for out-oftown guests at Peter Becker Community, Harleysville and Woodside Lodge, 150 E. Port Ave., Schwenksville.
• Used Book Sale donations: Good condition used books and/or rare books are being accepted nRw WKURXJK -XOy 11 IRU the Center’s annual Used Book Sale, July 18 to 20. Also needed are good condition used CDs, DVDs and puzzles. Please no textbooks, phone books, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensedor cassettes. For more info, call 215-2563020, email email@example.com or visit www.mhep.org.
• Reverse Glass Painting Workshop July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will be led by folk artist Sandra Coldren. Students will take home a painting on glass ready for framing in a 7-inch-by 9-inch frame (frame not included). This adult class is designed for all skill levels. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Class fee is A55 (A50 for members) plus a materials fee of A25. To register, go to www.mhep.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-256-3020. No refunds are given unless a workshop LV FDNFHOHG IRU LNVUIfiFLHNW enrollment.
• A class on crafting handmade paper Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ParticLSDNWV FDN EULNJ flRwHU SHWals, bits of fabric, laces and ribbons for their projects. Class fee is A50 for members (A55 for non-members) with a materials fee of A12 for the handcrafted paper for the book project. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, visit www.mhep.org or call the center at 215-256-3020.
• Monthly Craft Night wKHUH yRX FDn EULnJ wKDWever 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 FurNLWUUH, ODPSV, OLJKWLNJ fixWUUHV, SDLNW, WLOH, flRRULNJ DNG much 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 GHGLFDWHG SHRSOH wLWK Dn interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in the greater Philadelphia area. Volunteer classes are available to fiW HDFK SHUVRN’V VFKHGUOH. Please call 610-941-6700 for more information.
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or other crafts? Come join us in our “Stitches of /RYH” SURJUDP Rn thH fiUVt and third Thursday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 12W30 p.m. Sessions are held at the Montgomery County Association for the Blind (MCAB), 212 N. Main St., thLUG flRRU, 1RUth :DlHV, 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, mailLnJV DnG/RU 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 email@example.com.
The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to pack or deliver meals to the elderly and LnfiUPHG. Meals are packed and delivered mornings, Monday through Friday. vou can volunteer for as many days per week or month as you would like. Packaging meals requires approximately 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 requires approximately 90 minutes of your time each day and involves loading coolers into your car and delivering a route of approximately 10 to 15 stops. The Meals on : hHHlV SURJUDP LV DlVR 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, 1RUth :DlHV DnG BluH Bell areas. For more information or to volunteer, please call Bridget, North Penn VNA Meals Rn : hHHlV FRRUGLnDtRU, Dt 215- 855- 6016.
Upper Gwynedd Fire Department Cellphone Recycling Program — :H DUH nRw DFFHStLnJ used cell phones. Please drop off your used cell phone at UG Fire house - 660 GDUILHlG AYH, :HVt 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 — : hLlH Lt PDy VuUSULVH yRu to learn that fire protection is provided in Upper Gwynedd by 50 volunteers who receive no compensation at all, this is the norm, not the exception. Approximately 97 percent of the fire companies in the Commonwealth are YRluntHHU. :H DUH lRRNLnJ for firefighters, quick response medical personnel, junior firefighers, special fire 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.
The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is always looking for cars to be donated to the fire department. If you have an old car that you are looking to sell or dispose of, why not donate it to the fire department? vour taxdeductible donation goes a long way and helps the first responders get valuable training. These vehicles are needed to keep up our training and skills in automobile extrication. vou 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 opportunity to broaden boating experience. InformationW 215- 969- 0266 ( Stan Morantz). 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 RevolutionDUy :DU AnFHVtRU. 0Rnthly 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. InformationW 215-368-1601.
• The North Penn YMCA will host a School’s Out Program, where children will be transported to the vMCA from area schools for be- fore and after school care. Children will enjoy activities like swimming, art and PuVLF, fitnHVV UHDGLnHVV, computer lab, special gym programs and the “Reading Nook.” Space is limited. For more information, call the number above, ext. 232.