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Letip Of Blue Bell: Weekly meet­ings every Thurs­day at 7 a.m. at Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ Coun­try Club in Dresher. Letip of Blue Bell is an ac­tive and suc­cess­ful busi­ness net­work­ing group founded un­der the prin­ci­ples of Letip In­ter­na­tional Inc. Letip of Blue Bell’s mis­sion is to pro­vide mean­ing­ful and suc­cess­ful busi­ness leads. Letip of Blue Bell mem­bers pride our­selves on hold­ing all of our mem­bers to ex­act­ing stan­dards of com­pe­tence and ser­vice. Quite sim­ply, we are the best of the best. Our mem­bers, all of whom are ac­com­plished and re­spected in their given ar­eas of busi­ness, work to­gether to build each oth­ers busi­nesses and in­crease the bot­tom line. Mem­bers in­tro­duce one an­other to new clients and cus­tomers who need a spe­cific ser­vice and are ex­pect­ing a call from a Letip mem­ber who can pro­vide that ser­vice. The chap­ter serves as your sales force, bring­ing new busi­ness to you! No more cold call­ing, just warm leads. To learn more, visit www. letip­blue­ Sixty Plus or Mi­nus Se­niors Club: Meets the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at 12:15 p.m. Re­tirees are in­vited to be­come part of the 60 Plus or Mi­nus Se­niors Club at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 700 E. Penn­syl­va­nia Ave., Ore­land. Good food, de­li­cious desserts and friendly peo­ple make for a pleas­ant time. For in­for­ma­tion, call Christ’s Lutheran Church at 215-8864612. The Montco Se­nior Con­cert Choir: Meets every Wed­nes­day at 9:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, West Mar­shall and No­ble streets, Nor­ris­town. Any­one in­ter­ested in sign­ing and bring­ing the joy of mu­sic to oth­ers is wel­come. You must be 55 years or older. If in­ter­ested, call John Ben­der at 610-279-1579. The Wentz’s United Church of Christ Com­pan­ions group: Meets the first Thurs­day of every month at noon for lunch and com­pan­ion­ship. Please con­tact the church for de­tails at 610584-4855. BNI Am­bler Chap­ter: Meets every Thurs­day at Talam­ore Coun­try Club for a net­work­ing meet­ing and would like to ex­tend the in­vi­ta­tion. Meet­ings are from 7-8:30 a.m. The only cost to at­tend is the cost of your meal. For in­for­ma­tion or a reser­va­tion to at­tend, please call Steve Skol­nick at 215-285-7337, or visit and click on the menu item “Find a Chap­ter.”

Spe­cial Events

Fort Wash­ing­ton Food Trucks & Tunes: Fort Wash­ing­ton Food Trucks & Tunes will be held May 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Cam­phill & High­land Ath­letic Com­plex, 1450 High­land Ave., Fort Wash­ing­ton. Mu­si­cian Meghan Cary will per­form dur­ing the event. There will be sev­eral lunch truck choices and bev­er­ages for pur­chase. The event is pre­sented by Up­per Dublin Town­ship and sup­ported by the Fort Wash­ing­ton Busi­ness Al­liance. The event will be can­celed if it rains. Memo­rial Day Ob­ser­vance: The His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mont­gomery County will hold its an­nual Memo­rial Day Ob­ser­vance May 27 at 11 a.m. at His­toric Mont­gomery Ceme­tery, 1 Har­tranft Ave., Nor­ris­town. The cer­e­mony will honor the ser­vice of sol­diers and vet­er­ans in­terred at the ceme­tery, and wreaths will be laid at the mon­u­ments of sev­eral vet­er­ans. The ob­ser­vance will in­clude ap­pear­ances from the Mont­gomery County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment Color Guard as well as lo­cal Boy Scout troops and Civil War re-en­ac­tors. All mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are en­cour­aged to at­tend the free cer­e­mony, and light re­fresh­ments will be served at the Gate­house fol­low­ing the pro­gram. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the ob­ser­vance, email con­tact@hsm­cpa. org or call 610-272-0297. Gar­den Rail­way: Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum’s Gar­den Rail­way will open for the sum­mer sea­son May 27. The Gar­den Rail­way, a minia­ture world with a quar­ter-mile train track run­ning through it, is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th year, and its 2017 theme is “In Mo­tion.” It will fea­ture struc­tures that in­cor­po­rate move­ment in their con­struc­tion such as a replica of the Mor­ris wa­ter mill with a ro­tat­ing wheel, a wind­mill with turn­ing blades and an op­er­at­ing sen­sor ac­ti­vated train. There are sev­eral new ren­o­va­tions to the Gar­den Rail­way dis­play and three new large struc­tures in­stalled to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. To cel­e­brate the open­ing, kids may take part in a craft ac­tiv­ity May 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Gar­den Rail­way is open every day through La­bor Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. dur­ing the week and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week­ends. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mor­ris­ar­bore­ Memo­rial Day Cer­e­mony: The Daniel W. Dowl­ing Amer­i­can Le­gion Post No. 769 and Boy Scout Troop 3 - will con­duct a Memo­rial Day cer­e­mony May 29 at 11 a.m. at Rose Val­ley Ceme­tery in Up­per Dublin. The cer­e­mony will in­clude a pro­ces­sion of the col­ors by both the Amer­i­can Le­gion and the Boy Scouts, the play­ing of “Taps,” a gun salute by the Amer­i­can Le­gion and a few words of com­mem­o­ra­tion. Rose Val­ley Ceme­tery is lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the Up­per Dublin Lutheran Church and Rose Hill Ceme­tery, about 200 yards from the in­ter­sec­tion of But­ler Pike and Susque­hanna Road. Park­ing is avail­able at Up­per Dublin Lutheran Church, while the cer­e­mony is held in the sec­tion of the ceme­tery clos­est to Am­bler, about 200 yards from the park­ing lot. Memo­rial Day Ser­vice: Cen­tral Sch­wenk­felder Church, 2111 Val­ley Forge Road, Lans­dale, will hold its an­nual spe­cial Pa­tri­otic-memo­rial Day Sun­day School pro­gram May 28 at 9 a.m. in the Fel­low­ship Hall to honor all the men and women who have served or are cur­rently serv­ing in our coun­try’s Armed Forces. Com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to wear a hat, a uni­form or a sym­bol of the ser­vice for which they have served or are serv­ing. Spe­cial mu­sic, speak­ers and a recog­ni­tion of every ser­vice branch will be in­cluded in this trib­ute to those who have sac­ri­ficed much to pro­tect and de­fend our great na­tion. A wor­ship ser­vice will be held fol­low­ing the Pa­tri­otic Pro­gram at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanc­tu­ary. The pub­lic is also wel­come to at­tend the an­nual all-church potluck pic­nic un­der the An­ders Park pav­il­ion be­hind the church around noon. Hot dogs will be grilling, and ice cream will be served for dessert. Bring a side dish to share. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call 610584-4480 or visit csc­fam­ Stream In­ves­ti­ga­tion: Join a fresh­wa­ter stream in­ves­ti­ga­tion in search of aquatic wildlife at Nor­ris­town Farm Park, Bar­ley Sheaf Drive and Ger­man­town Pike, East Nor­ri­ton, May 28 at 2 p.m. Col­lect and iden­tify in­sects, fish and am­phib­ians; all will be re­leased un­harmed. The di­ver­sity of aquatic in­sects will give an in­di­ca­tion of the wa­ter qual­ity. Wear sturdy wa­ter shoes or old sneak­ers. If able, please bring a net. This free pro­gram is suit­able for adults and chil­dren 6 and older. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 610-270-0215 to pre-reg­is­ter. Art Show: Wis­sahickon School District will hold its 30th an­nual Art Show May 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Blue Bell Ele­men­tary School, 801 Sym­phony Lane, Blue Bell. The com­mu­nity is in­vited to ob­serve the art­work of stu­dents in grades K-12. Nat­u­ral Pro­cre­ative Tech­nol­ogy: Friends of Fer­til­i­ty­care will present a Napro Road­show free lec­ture on restora­tive re­pro­duc­tive medicine for women’s health and fer­til­ity with Dr. Delia Lar­rauri May 31 at 7 p.m. at Holy Saviour Church, 407 E. Main St, Nor­ris­town. At­ten­dees will learn about Nat­u­ral Pro­cre­ative Tech­nol­ogy (Napro­tech­nol­ogy) and its many ap­pli­ca­tions to women’s health. The evening will be­gin with the view­ing of the film “Napro: A Quiet Rev­o­lu­tion” fol­lowed by a pre­sen­ta­tion and Q&A. To reg­is­ter, go to the events tab of fer­til­i­ty­care­friends. org or call 215 884 2922 and ask to speak with Bar­bara Rose. Moon­light and Roses: Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum of the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia will hold its an­nual fundrais­ing gala, Moon­light and Roses, June 2 at 6 p.m. at the Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum, 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Ch­est­nut Hill. The fes­tiv­i­ties will be­gin with cock­tails in the Rose Gar­den fol­lowed by din­ner and danc­ing un­der a clear-top tent. Funds raised through this year’s event will help to re­store and main­tain the ar­bore­tum. The gala will honor Pa­tri­cia W. and Clarence Z. Wurts. Reser­va­tions are re­quired, and space is lim­ited. Reg­is­ter by call­ing 215-2475777 ext. 418. Guests at the bene­fac­tor and pa­tron lev­els will be in­vited to at­tend a VIP re­cep­tion pre­ced­ing the event from 5:30 to 6 p.m and will re­ceive pre­mium park­ing. Ir­ish Fes­ti­val: The AOH Notre Dame Divi­sion will host its an­nual Ir­ish Fes­ti­val June 2, 3 and 4 at the St. Michael’s Pic­nic Grove, 203 Ja­cob St., Mont Clare. The fes­ti­val will fea­ture free park­ing, rea­son­ably priced bev­er­ages and food and a lineup of en­ter­tain­ment. Ticket prices for the fes­ti­val are $7 for Fri­day, $10 for Satur­day and Sun­day or $20 for the whole week­end. Chil­dren un­der the age of 12 are free. All pro­ceeds from the fes­ti­val go to­ward AOH Char­i­ties, and the fes­ti­val is rain or shine. For more info on at­tend­ing the fes­ti­val or tak­ing part as a ven­dor, call 610277-2738. New Cross­fit Gym: Cross­fit Kanna, a new cross­fit gym at 300 Brook­side Ave., Build­ing 20, Am­bler, will have its grand open­ing June 3. At the open­ing, the gym will col­lect do­na­tions for the Wis­sahickon Val­ley Boys & Girls Club. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Chris Plen­tus at 267405-3451 or at info@cross­ Yard Sale and Bake Sale: Cen­tral Sch­wenk­felder Church, will hold a yard sale and bake sale June 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church park­ing lot, 2111 Val­ley Forge Road, Lans­dale. Ven­dors can re­serve their space by call­ing the church of­fice at 610-584-4480. Cost: $10 per space for your car or 8-ooft ta­ble; ad­di­tional $5, if you need a ta­ble to be pro­vided. Fees will be re­turned if the sale is can­celled be­cause of weather. A va­ri­ety of baked goods will be sold dur­ing the event. Money from the bake sale will ben­e­fit Women’s Chris­tian Fel­low­ship. P.J. Lawn Memo­rial Blood Drive: The Lawn fam­ily and St. Genevieve par­ish part­nered with the Amer­i­can Red Cross will host a com­mu­nity blood drive June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spring­field Town­ship High School’s gym­na­sium. The blood drive is in the honor of P.J. Lawn, a lo­cal res­i­dent who lost his life to leukemia in 2013 at the age of 19. Do­na­tions of all blood types are ap­pre­ci­ated. Donors are en­cour­aged to sched­ule an ap­point­ment on­line at red­cross­ and enter spon­sor code PJ Lawn, or they can call Angie Lawn at 267312-1098. Yoga Classes: From 9 to 10:15 a.m. on four Satur­days, be­gin­ning June 3, join yoga in­struc­tor Jen­nifer Schel­ter for a yoga ses­sion in the gar­den at the Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum, 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Philadel­phia. You’ll learn the ba­sics of yoga: breath­ing, mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion, bal­ance, strength, flex­i­bil­ity, core aware­ness and deep re­lax­ation. All are wel­come in­clud­ing be­gin­ners. Bring a yoga mat and wear com­fort­able clothes. Re­funds will only be given five busi­ness days be­fore the first ses­sion of the course. No class, or at­tendee, sub­sti­tu­tions are per­mit­ted. Chicken BAR-B-Q: Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, 2000 Bethel Road, Lans­dale, will hold its an­nual Chicken BAR-B-Q from 3 to 7 p.m. June 3. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for chil­dren un­der 10. Take­out will be avail­able. There will also be a flea mar­ket. Call the church at 610-584-5936 for more in­for­ma­tion. En­ter­tain­ment Night at Beth Or: The Sis­ter­hood of Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Or will host a Las Ve­gas-style evening ex­pe­ri­ence June 3 at 7 p.m. at Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Or, 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen. The event will fea­ture co­me­dian, im­pres­sion­ist and mu­si­cian Joey Vin­cent. There will be in­ter­na­tional cui­sine pre­pared by Philadel­phia’s In­fin­ity Cater­ers, danc­ing and a lot of laughs. The event is open to the en­tire com­mu­nity at $50 per per­son. BYOB and bring your friends along to join in the fun. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call Lois Lam­ber­sky at 215-412-8687. Make checks payable to Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Or Sis­ter­hood, 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002. Credit card pay­ments may be made at Sam­ple Fest: Mc­caf­frey’s Food Mar­kets, 1301 W. Skip­pack Pike, Blue Bell, will hold “Sam­ple Fest” June 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five per­cent of to­tal sales made for the en­tire week­end will be do­nated to the Cen­tre Square Fire Com­pany to put to­wards its goal of rais­ing funds to build a new fire­house. The store has a week­end of fun-filled ac­tiv­i­ties planned, in­clud­ing food tast­ings through­out the store in every depart­ment, beer tast­ings in the beer café, fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment, a raf­fle and a give­away. Tony Ben­nett Trib­ute: Ed­die Bruce is one of the few singers per­form­ing to­day who can chan­nel, in­ter­pret and ef­fec­tively project the mu­sic and the songs of Tony Ben­nett. Bruce, with the Tom Adams Trio, will cel­e­brate the mu­sic of this mu­si­cal leg­end at Am­bler Act II Play­house June 4 at 7 p.m. Tick­ets are $25 and are avail­able in ad­vance via act2. org and/or 215-654-0300. Am­bler Act II Play­house is at 56 E. But­ler Ave., Am­bler. Fam­ily Pic­nic: Adop­tions From The Heart will host its 29th an­nual fam­ily pic­nic June 4 at Fort Wash­ing­ton State Park. This event will host more than 1,500 adop­tive par­ents, birth par­ents and chil­dren to cel­e­brate open adop­tion. Fam­i­lies who have adopted through AFTH, whether do­mes­ti­cally or in­ter­na­tion­ally, are in­vited to at­tend. The pro­ceeds from this event will go to­ward the Ex­pect­ing and Birth Par­ent Sup­port Fund, which aids low-in­come women who are preg­nant and plac­ing a child for adop­tion or who have placed a child through our agency and are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing fi­nan­cial hard­ship. The pic­nic is rain or shine and will fea­ture games, food, live mu­sic, raf­fles and crafts. Bret Stephen: Tem­ple Si­nai will host an evening with Bret Stephens, an op-ed colum­nist for The New York Times, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Tem­ple Si­nai, 1401 N. Limekiln Pike, Dresher. The event will be a fundraiser for Tem­ple Si­nai and will in­clude his talk and a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion af­ter, as well as an op­por­tu­nity to meet Stephens and pur­chase his book, “Amer­ica In Re­treat: The New Iso­la­tion­ism and the Com­ing Global Dis­or­der.” Tick­ets are avail­able at tsi­nai. com. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion for $36, re­served seat­ing for $50 and pa­trons in­clud­ing a re­cep­tion with Stephens prior to the talk for $150. For more in­for­ma­tion on the event, visit tsi­, email or call 215-643-6510. Na­ture Walk: Take a walk with the nat­u­ral­ist to look for hid­den an­i­mals, in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing from in­sects to mam­mals, at Nor­ris­town Farm Park, Bar­ley Sheaf Drive and Ger­man­town Pike, East Nor­ri­ton, June 5 at 1 p.m. Play a game, and make a cam­ou­flage craft. This pro­gram is suit­able for adults and chil­dren 3 and older. There is a fee of $5 per child, and pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 610-270-0215 or email rk­ing2@mont­ to pre-reg­is­ter. Taxes in Re­tire­ment Ed­u­ca­tional Work­shop: Thrive Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices will hold a Taxes in Re­tire­ment Ed­u­ca­tional Work­shop June 8 and 14 at 7 p.m. at Wis­sahickon Pub­lic Li­brary, 650 W. Skip­pack Pike, Blue Bell. This is a purely ed­u­ca­tional work­shop, at which peo­ple can bet­ter un­der­stand the tax rules we live un­der, iden­tify mis­con­cep­tions about taxes in re­tire­ment, un­der­stand the tools and strate­gies avail­able to re­tirees and how to avoid the po­lit­i­cal and stick to the ac­tion­able. Free to pub­lic. To reg­is­ter, con­tact James Kahle at James.kahle@ Thrive­fi­nan­cialser­ or 800-516-5861. Car­ni­val: The Wyn­d­moor Hose Co. No. 1 will host a com­bined car­ni­val, muster of an­tique fire ap­pa­ra­tus and fire­works dis­play June 13 tot 17 at the Ore­land­wyn­d­moor Lit­tle League Fields at Tray­more and Gil­bert av­enues in Wyn­d­moor. The car­ni­val will be held nightly at 6 p.m. and on Satur­day from 2 p.m. un­til the fire­works show around 10 p.m. All are in­vited. For de­tails or to learn more about the vol­un­teer fire com­pany, visit wyn­d­moor­fireco. com. Fort Wash­ing­ton Rush Hour Run: The Fort Wash­ing­ton Rush Hour Run 5K or 5-mile race will take place June 14 at 6:30 p.m. start­ing at the Up­per Dublin Town­ship Build­ing Park­ing Lot, 801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Wash­ing­ton. Cost: $30 to $45. Your race fee gets you chip tim­ing, post-race din­ner, one free beer (or non-al­co­holic drink) and prizes for top fin­ish­ers. All net pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit Up­per Dublin Parks and Re­cre­ation’s Sum­mer Camp Schol­ar­ship Fund, which en­ables un­der-re­sourced chil­dren in Up­per Dublin to at­tend sum­mer camp. The race is or­ga­nized by Up­per Dublin Parks and Re­cre­ation and the Fort Wash­ing­ton Busi­ness Al­liance. For in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, email prcsr@up­per­, call 215-643-1600 or visit up­per­dublin­ Whit­pain Golf Clas­sic: The Whit­pain Golf Clas­sic will be held June 26 at Blue Bell Coun­try Club. Mer­rill Reese, the voice of the Philadel­phia Ea­gles, is the event’s hon­orary chair­per­son. Other celebri­ties will play in the event. Play­ing spots are avail­able for $150 per golfer. The out­ing will ben­e­fit the Whit­pain Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion, Cen­tre Square Fire Com­pany and the Stony Creek Day Camp Schol­ar­ship Fund. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit whit­ Fes­ti­val of Fam­i­lies: Sa­cred Heart Par­ish in Swedes­burg will hold its Fes­ti­val of Fam­i­lies July 29 and 30 in the old Sa­cred Heart School yard across from Sa­cred Heart Church, 120 Jef­fer­son St. The fes­ti­val will again have the big food lineup. The event will fea­ture Where’s Pete and lo­cal Bridge­port group AM Ra­dio. Chil­dren’s games will also be on the fes­ti­val grounds. Class Re­u­nion: The Wis­sahickon Class of 1977 will hold a 40th re­u­nion week­end Oct. 6 to 8. The week­end will kick off Fri­day, Oct. 6, with the home­com­ing foot­ball game, Satur­day night at PJS in Blue Bell and Sun­day lunch catered by Pudge’s with teach­ers in­vited. Email Neil True­blood at neil@true­ or Betsy Wil­son Fallen at bet­syanne3@


Out­reach of­fice hours: State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-152, will hold spe­cial out­reach of­fice hours in Hunt­ing­don Val­ley and Up­per Dublin. On the third Thurs­day of each month, Murt and a mem­ber of his staff will be at the Hunt­ing­don Val­ley Li­brary, 625 Red Lion Road in Hunt­ing­don Val­ley, from 10 to 11 a.m. Also on the third Thurs­day of the month, Murt and a mem­ber of his staff will be at the Up­per Dublin Pub­lic Li­brary, 805 Loch Alsh Ave. in Fort Wash­ing­ton, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Plant Am­bler: A com­mu­nity beau­ti­fi­ca­tion ef­fort staffed en­tirely by vol­un­teers and sup­ported by do­na­tions, is seek­ing vol­un­teers. Vol­un­teers have been pro­vid­ing dis­plays such as spring pan­sies, fall mums and win­ter greens through­out the bor­ough since 1973. The ex­pe­ri­enced vol­un­teers share knowl­edge about gar­den­ing with any “green” new­com­ers. Vol­un­teer time is flex­i­ble and on­go­ing ac­cord­ing to your sched­ule. If you would like to help keep Am­bler an at­trac­tive place to live and work by do­nat­ing your time or by mak­ing a do­na­tion, call 215-219-6553. You can also send do­na­tions di­rectly to Plant Am­bler and mail to Bor­ough of Am­bler, 131 Rose­mary Ave., Am­bler, PA 19002.


Book­mo­bile Sched­ule: May 30 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Greater Ply­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 2910 Jolly Road, Ply­mouth; and May 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and May 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wil­low­brook Apart­ments, 825 Wil­low­brook Drive, West Nor­ri­ton. Blue Bell School of Dance: 921 Pen­l­lyn-blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, hosts Ar­gen­tine Tango Classes and a Mi­longa dance party every Fri­day evening. Lessons start at 8:30 p.m. fol­lowed by danc­ing at 9:30 p.m. Andrew Con­way, mas­ter Ar­gen­tine Tango dancer, in­struc­tor and per­former and his part­ner Linda Chase will in­struct. All lev­els wel­come and no part­ner is needed. Re­fresh­ments will be served. Fee is $12 per per­son and in­cludes les­son and danc­ing. In­for­ma­tion: 215-634-1101 or www.amore­

For Kids & Fam­i­lies

Youth Sports: The Spring­field Town­ship Parks and Re­cre­ation Depart­ment is cur­rently ac­cept­ing reg­is­tra­tions for the fol­low­ing pro­grams: Kidz Klub­house Day Camp: For boys and girls ages 2 to 3. Reg­is­tra­tion ends June 4; Youth Re­cre­ation Sum­mer Bas­ket­ball: For boys and girls grades five to 10. Reg­is­tra­tion ends June 12; Mar­tial Arts: For boys and girls ages 10 to adult. Reg­is­tra­tion ends June 12. Youth Sum­mer Bas­ket­ball League: The Spring­field Town­ship Parks and Re­cre­ation Depart­ment will hold a youth re­cre­ation sum­mer bas­ket­ball league for boys and girls in grades five to seven or grades eight to 10. Boys will play Mon­days and Wed­nes­days; girls will play Tues­days and Thurs­days. Cost: $75 res­i­dent; $85 non­res­i­dent. Play­ers will be as­signed to team. Coaches needed. Coaches meet­ing: May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Spring­field REC Cen­ter, 1200 E. Wil­low Grove Ave., Wyn­d­moor. Reg­is­tra­tion at spring­field­ ac­cepted un­til May 28 or un­til fill. Adult Sum­mer Bas­ket­ball League: The Ore­land Sum­mer Bas­ket­ball League will run July and Au­gust in Con­nor James Mck­elvie Park, Al­li­son and Cle­ment roads, Ore­land. Games will be played Mon­day through Thurs­day nights from 7 to 10 p.m. League fees in­clude at least eight games, ref­eree and score­keeper fees and 10 shirts. Cost: $750; reg­is­tra­tion must be done as a team. Reg­is­tra­tion dead­line: June 1. On­line reg­is­tra­tion at spring­field­


Zumba: Zumba Fit­ness of­fers Zumba dance/fit­ness classes at Academy of Dance and Mu­sic/ BBAD Stu­dio lo­cated at 1524 Dekalb Pike in Blue Bell (be­hind Sher­win Wil­liams). Classes are of­fered three times a week: Tues­days at 6 p.m., Thurs­days at 6:30 p.m. and Satur­days at 8 a.m. For a free trial pass for your first class, email us at info@ dance­and­mu­ or call 610277-2557. For more info, visit our site at www.acade­my­of­dance­and­mu­ Taiji: The Montes­sori School will of­fer be­gin­ners classes in Taiji and Qigong Tues­days 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tai Chi will help you de­velop bet­ter bal­ance, more flex­i­bil­ity and co­or­di­na­tion. Your breath will be­come deeper and more even. You’ll learn how to find and re­lease your body’s ten­sions. Your ev­ery­day move­ments will be­come more ef­fi­cient and you will feel bet­ter and have more en­ergy to face the day. The school is lo­cated at 1710 Jar­ret­town Road, Dresher. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-572-9189. Health ed­u­ca­tion: Ch­est­nut Hill Health Sys­tems presents the fol­low­ing Health Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­grams: Golden Yoga: A Breath­ing, Stretch­ing and Re­lax­ation Class Fri­days, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lea Au­di­to­rium, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave. Reg­is­tra­tion for four classes at a time re­quired. Golden Yoga is Clas­si­cal Yoga, adapted by the SKY Foun­da­tion, to ac­com­mo­date those who have dif­fi­culty get­ting up and down from the floor. The pro­gram in­cludes pos­tures, breath­ing, re­lax­ation and med­i­ta­tion tech­niques, all per­formed while sit­ting in a chair and stand­ing. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215-247-3029. Cost: $20 for 4 classes per month. Weight Loss Surgery Sup­port Group: Fourth Wed­nes­day of the month, 7-8 p.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. Join us for a monthly get-to­gether where we’ll share in­for­ma­tion for those in­ter­ested in weight loss surgery, learn from guest speak­ers dis­cussing cur­rent news on is­sues in­clud­ing life­style mod­i­fi­ca­tion, nutri­tion and ex­er­cise and pro­vide on­go­ing sup­port for those who have com­pleted surgery. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215753-2000. Breast Can­cer Net­work­ing Group: Fourth Tues­day of the month 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. A free, con­fi­den­tial sup­port group for women liv­ing with a di­ag­no­sis of breast can­cer de­signed to pro­vide a fo­rum for shar­ing in­for­ma­tion, feel­ings and con­cerns as­so­ci­ated with breast can­cer. Fa­cil­i­tated by Tish Wake­field, LCSW, on­col­ogy So­cial Worker. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-248-8047. New Moms Sup­port Groups: Tues­days 10:30 a.m. to noon; con­tact Jea­nine O’rourke, MSW or 2:30 to 4 p.m.; con­tact Su­san Schack, PH.D Vol­un­teer Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave. The Cen­ter for Post­par­tum De­pres­sion at Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal is pleased to of­fer two new sup­port groups to sup­port new moms. Both groups will be run by ex­pe­ri­enced men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als who re­ally “get it” when it comes to new moth­er­hood and jug­gling re­la­tion­ships, ex­tended fam­ily, work/fam­ily bal­ance and self-care. If you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing “new mom chal­lenges” that of­ten heighten anx­i­ety and in­volve hor­mon­ally driven de­pres­sion, join us for an in­for­ma­tive and sup­port­ive fo­rum to con­nect with other moms. In­fants are wel­come. $30 per ses­sion (flex­i­ble based on need). Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call Dr. Schack, 646-265-2484, or Ms. o’rourke, 215-206-2931. Man to Man Prostate Can­cer Sup­port Group: Third Thurs­day of the month 8-9 a.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave. A net­work­ing group for men di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer de­signed to pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion, sup­port and en­cour­age­ment. Spouses and part­ners wel­come. Harry M. Baer, MD, Chief, Urol­ogy Divi­sion, will host “Ask the Doc­tor.” Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215-248-8325. PUPS (Peo­ple Un­der­stand­ing Parkin­son’s): Meets on the fourth Tues­day of every month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Find peace in a self-help group for those ad­just­ing to a new di­ag­no­sis or deal­ing with early stages of Parkin­son’s Dis­ease. Group meets at the com­mu­nity cen­ter at the Gi­ant Su­per­mar­ket, 315 York Road, Wil­low Grove. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to RSVP, call Lorna R. Glass­man at 215-542-2931.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, mail­ings and/ or fil­ing. Hospice 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 215-698-3737 or email jfran­cis@holyre­deemer. com.


Hunt­ing­ton’s Dis­ease sup­port group: The Hunt­ing­ton’s Dis­ease So­ci­ety of Amer­ica in­vites care­givers, fam­ily, friends and those who are liv­ing with HD, as well as those who are at risk for HD to at­tend monthly sup­port groups. Share your thoughts/feel­ings and get ad­vice in a non-judg­men­tal en­vi­ron­ment with other HD com­mu­nity mem­bers. Gain valu­able com­mu­nity re­source re­fer­rals from HDSA’S re­gional so­cial worker/group leader. The Ply­mouth Meet­ing group meets on the first Satur­day of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in the Mercy Ur­gent Care cen­ter lo­cated di­rectly next to Boscov’s at the Ply­mouth Meet­ing Mall (500 W. Ger­man­town Pike). Con­tact the groups leader at khime­ for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion and up­com­ing guest speak­ers/ac­tiv­i­ties. Visithdsa. org for ad­di­tional HD in­for­ma­tion and re­sources. Re­cov­ery group meet­ings: Fairview Vil­lage Church hosts ad­dic­tion sup­port/re­cov­ery group meet­ings. Men’s A to Z is a Bi­b­li­cal sup­port/re­cov­ery group that is open to men 18 years and over. Women’s Chris­tian 12 Step sup­port/re­cov­ery group is open to all women 18 years and over. Par­ents of Ad­dicted Adult Chil­dren is a Christ-cen­tered sup­port group for par­ents who strug­gle with ad­dicted adult chil­dren. We meet on Mon­day evenings at 6:45 p.m. at 3044 West Ger­man­town Pike, Ea­gleville. You are wel­come to join at any time.

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