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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 jeanes­li­ or call the li­brary at 610-828-0441. Teens in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing may con­tact Sara Huff at 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 jeanes­li­ 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 jeanes­li­ 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 jeanes­li­ or call the li­brary at 610-828-0441. “Find­ing Dory”: June 23 at 2 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to jeanes­li­ or call the li­brary at 610-828-0441. DIY Slime for Teens: June 24 at noon. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to jeanes­li­ 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 jeanes­li­ 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 jeanes­li­ 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 jeanes­li­ or call the li­brary at 610-828-0441. Wizard School Kit: June 29 at 3:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to jeanes­li­ 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@com­ 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 mbody­chi­ro­prac­ or by call­ing 267-462-4911.www. mbody­chi­ro­prac­ 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 215-886-4612. 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 and click on the menu item “Find a Chap­ter.”

Spe­cial Events

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 wyn­d­moor­ 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 prcsr@up­per­, call 215-643-1600 or visit up­per­dublin­ 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 whit­ 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 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: 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.amore­

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. 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 215-753-2000.

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