from home) and either practice reading or enjoy being read to by their teen buddy. We ask that you plan to attend all sessions. Registration is required; register at jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. Teens interested in volunteering may contact Sara Huff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Picture Book Club: June 20 and 27 at 4 p.m. Book club just for school-age kids. This summer is all about building a better world, so we’ve selected some great titles about real people (some of them children) who have done something amazing to make the world a better place. Children entering grades two to five are invited to join us for a lively book discussion and snacks. June 20: Book is “Miss Moore Thought Otherwise”; June 27: “Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah” by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls. Registration is required; register at jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. Philadelphia Magic Gardens Program: June 20 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a free presentation by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. They will give us a brief overview of this unique attraction’s history and current exhibits, as well as lead a workshop in making your own mosaic to take home. Because of the workshop nature of this program, size is limited. Registration is required; register at jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. Daytime Book Club: June 21 at 3 p.m. “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. A discussion guide is available in the library, though you do not have to have it to join us. This group is open to everyone; no registration needed. Bill Wood: June 21 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. “Finding Dory”: June 23 at 2 p.m. For more information, go to jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. DIY Slime for Teens: June 24 at noon. For more information, go to jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. Adult Movie Matinee: June 28 at 1:30 p.m. Adults are welcome to join us for a movie and hot popcorn on the last Wednesday of every month! For more information, go to jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. Program courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Deafinitely Magic: June 28 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. Build a Better Salad!: June 29 at 1 p.m. Join Giant Food Stores nutritionist Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN, as she works with kids to build a better salad. Kids will get to explore different ingredients and build a healthy salad. For kids between the ages of 8 to 12. Registration is required; register at jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441. Wizard School Kit: June 29 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, go to jeaneslibrary.org or call the library at 610-828-0441.
Wissahickon Valley Public Library
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Blue Bell branch: 650 Skippack Pike (Route 73) diagonally across from the Blue Bell Inn. 215-643-1320. Yoga: Mondays at 1:30 p.m. With Kathy Tooley. Cost: $35 for eight weeks; $8 drop in. Socrates Café: Mondays at 7 p.m. Discuss issues or ideas chosen by group vote. Knitting: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. All welcome to knit or watch and learn. Mah Jong: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Chess Club: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All are welcome. If a child is attending, a parent must stay. No need to sign up, just show up. Chess boards & chess pieces provided. Movie Matinees: Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Guitar Storytimes with Miss Michelle: Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Baby Storytime: Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. For 6- to 18-monthold pre-walkers and caregivers. Simple books, finger plays and more with Miss Tegan. Teen Advisory Board: Last Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Teens plan programs for teens. Free passes: The library circulates free passes to American Helicopter Museum, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Morris Arboretum, National Liberty Museum, Elmwood Park Zoo, Pearl S. Buck International Museum and Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Come in and check out a pass, just like you check out a book. Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Ambler Branch: 209 Race St., Ambler. 215-643-7775. Your Family History/genealogy: Call for appointment; 267-626-4437 or email Conniebriggs@comcast.net. Let Connie help you get started in your search. Tutoring with Dr. Chang-mateu: For middle school and high school children needing tutoring in math and science. Leave a message for Dr. Chang at the Ambler Library 215-643-7775. She will set up an appointment for tutoring in the library. Miss Michelle’s Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
Meetings & Lectures
Parenting Group: Join other parents looking for natural ways to improve the health for themselves and their children. This is a Pathways Connect group so we will be discussing articles listed in the Pathways Connect magazine offered by the Int’s Chiropractic Ped Association. Join us to learn more and meet other like-minded parents. The meetings takes place once a month on a Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, so please RSVP at email@example.com or by calling 267-462-4911.www. mbodychiropractic.com. 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.letipbluebell.com. 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 215-886-4612. 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 215-2857337, or visit www.bnidvr.com and click on the menu item “Find a Chapter.”
Studio Tour: Montgomery County Studio Tour invites art enthusiasts to experience and meet a variety of local artists as they exhibit their work during this first two-day open studio event June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Painter Lynnette Shelley and metal sculptor Karen Kieser are both Ambler artists who will be participating in this year’s tourfree and open to the public. For more information, visit montgomerycountystudiotour. com/kieser-studio. Carnival: The Wyndmoor Hose Co. No. 1 will host a combined carnival, muster of antique fire apparatus and fireworks display June 13 to 17 at the Oreland-wyndmoor 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, 801Loch 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 215-643-1600 or visit upperdublinrec.net. Making History Greater Presentation Series: The Historical Society of Montgomery County will present Slim the Lineman, the story of Leslie W. Morrison (1899-1974) and his journey north from his family home in South Carolina to work for the Philadelphia Electric Company, at the historical society, 1654 Dekalb St., Norristown, June 17 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. 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 whitpainrec.com. Festival of Families: Sacred Heart Parish in Swedesburg will hold its Festival of Families July 29and 30in 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 email@example.com or Betsy Wilson Fallen at betsyanne3@ gmail.com.
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: June 13, 20 and 27 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth; June 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Place One Apartments, 777 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth; June 10 and 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and June 13 and 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Willowbrook Apartments, 825Willowbrook Drive, West Norriton; and June 12 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Norriton Square Shopping Center Shoprite, 55 W. Germantown Pike, East 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.amoretango.com.
For Kids & Families
Youth Sports: The Springfield Township Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the following programs: 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.
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@danceandmusic. biz or call 610-277-2557. For more info, visit our site at www. academyofdanceandmusic.org. 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 215-753-2000.