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Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters South­east­ern PA will hold in­for­ma­tion ses­sions Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. and Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at 530 De­halb St., Nor­ris­town. To RSVP or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 610277-2200. Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters South­east­ern PA has more than 800 boys on the wait­ing list for a men­tor. By vol­un­teer­ing just a few hours a month as a Big Brother, you can make a dif­fer­ence in the life of a child. BBBS SEPA is the lead­ing donor and vol­un­teer sup­ported one-to-one youth men­tor­ing pro­gram in the state. We need men who can spend time, not money, with boys in need of male role mod­els. /HDUn PRUH DERuW EHFRPinJ a Big Brother at an up­com­ing In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion.

Blue Bell Toast­mas­ters will hold a meet­ing Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Court­yard Mar­riott, 544 Dekalb Pike, North Wales. Guests are in­vited to at­tend. Cost: A5. Meet­ings are on the sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of the month. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.bbtoast.org.

DeVry Univer­sity will of­fer the free course “Fi­nan­cial Ed­u­ca­tion in the Work­place ... A Pre­view for Em­ploy­ers” Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. Par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive an over­view of the pro­gram and ex­pe­ri­ence the two teach­ing mod­ules on Spend­ing Plans and Debt Man­age­ment for em­ployee train­ing. Pre­sented by Denise Chaney, CEO of Re­cy­cle Your In­come. DeVry Univer­sity is lo­cated at 1140 Vir­ginia Ave., Fort Wash­ing­ton. Par­tic­i­pants can reg­is­ter at www.re­cy­cley­our­in­come. comLevents.php.

Blue Bell Toast­mas­ters will host its Hu­mor­ous Speech and Ta­ble Top­ics Con­test Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Court­yard Mar­riott, 544 Dekalb Pike, North Wales. Guests are in­vited to at­tend. Cost: A5. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.bbtoast.org. of C.S. Lewis’ clas­sic “The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe” by Dr. Carl R. True­man, pas­tor of Corner­stone Pres­by­te­rian Church, will be held Aug. 6 to 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. nightly at Pick­er­ing Field Park, lo­cated at Park and High­land av­enues, Ambler. In case of in­clement weather, the event will be at Corner­stone Pres­by­te­rian Church, 211 W. But­ler Ave. Along with ban­ners de­pict­ing scenes from the story to grace the set­ting, each night’s read­ing will be pre­ceded by a mini-concert of folk mu­sic from the British Isles and Ire­land fea­tur­ing Corner­stone Church mu­si­cians and in­vited guests. There will be

free wa­ter ice for all in at­ten­dance! Bring:blan­kets and lawn chairs. This is de­signed to be an event for fam­i­lies. Chil­dren of all ages, and even the young at heart, will en­joy the mu­sic, the story and set­ting. For younger chil­dren who can’t sit through 40 min­utes of read­ing each night, there will be ac­tiv­i­ties car­ried out by mem­bers of the church.

The Kista Trust Fund will present the 1920 black-and-white silent movie “The Mask of Zorro” Aug. 24 DW 7 S.P. WR fiDVH money for lo­cal Bhutane­seNepali refugees. The small group of Bhutanese-Nepali refugees liv­ing in Ch­est­nut Hill and Mt. Airy work hard to sup­port their fam­i­lies in their new life but need fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing for skilled jobs. hista Trust Fund, founded 2 years ago by lo­cal Ch­est­nut Hill res­i­dent El­iz­a­beth Walm­s­ley, is a small loan project speFL­fiFDOOY GHVLJQHG WR KHOS those Nepali refugees who meet the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s cri­te­ria with the costs of ed­u­ca­tion that will even­tu­ally lead to im­proved em­ploy­ment prospects. This more show­ing will also fea­ture the mu­si­cal ac­com­pa­ni­ment of “The Not-So-Silent Cinema” Ensem­ble, led by Bren­dan Cooney. The movie is part of the Ambler’s Hol­ly­wood Sum­mer Nights se­ries. Tick­ets are avail­able from hista un­til Aug. 17, with a por­tion of the cost go­ing to sup­port the hista Trust Fund. The movie be­gins at 7 pm, with de­li­cious home­made Nepali and Amer­i­can nib­blies avail­able for a do­na­tion in the foyer from 6:30 to 6:50pm. For in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, email kista.trust@gmail. com or leave a mes­sage for Tri­cia at 215-248-1514.

St. Mary’s Villa for Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies is fea­tur­ing Din­ner and a Movie Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. The 1965 com­edy, “The Trou­ble with An­gels,” fiOPHG DW 6W. 0DUY’V DQG star­ring Hay­ley Mills and Rosalind Rus­sell, will be fea­tured at the Ambler Theater for one show only at 4 p.m. fol­lowed by din­ner at one of four restau­rants, in­clud­ing Brid­get’s, From the Boot, Giuseppe’s and Massa. Tick­ets are avail­able at the Ambler Theater web­site, www.Am­blerThe­ater.org, for A40 for din­ner and the movie or A15 for the movie only. Pro­ceeds from the event will help fund vo­ca­tional train­ing, life strat­egy FODVVHV DQG fiWQHVV/QUWULWLRQ pro­grams for the nearly 100 youth at St. Mary’s.

The Lower Gwynedd Town­ship Po­lice Depart­ment will hold an Amer­i­can Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the town­ship build­ing, 1130 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House. Ap­point­ments are pre­ferred. To sched­ule an ap­point­ment or for more in­for­ma­tion, call Beth at 215-646-5302 or sign up on­line at red­cross­blood.org and en­ter spon­sor code 0229099.

Ambler Men­non­ite Church will host a Fall Craft Show and Flea Mar­ket Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date: Sept. 22. The community is in­vited to shop the craft booths, fiQG JUHDW GHDOV, VHOHFW IDOO plant­ings as well as en­joy KRPHPDGH VKRR-flY SLHV, other baked goods and tasty lunch spe­cials. Chil­dren’s fun ac­tiv­i­ties are planned. All ven­dors are en­cour­aged to contact the church at 215643-4876 or am­cevent@ya­hoo.com. Ad­ver­tis­ing, sig­nage and cus­tomer park­ing will be pro­vided; 10-by-10foott spa­ces can be rented for A5 each and tables for an ad­di­tional A5 each. All pro­ceeds from space and ta­ble rentals go to­ward school kits for chil­dren around the world. The church is lo­cated at the cor­ner of East Mt. Pleas­ant Av­enue and North Spring Gar­den Street in Ambler. For more in­for­maWLRQ RU WR UHVHUVH D VKRR-flY pie, call 215-643-4876.

Free heart screen­ings will be of­fered Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Up­per Dublin High School cafe­te­ria. Each screening will take ap­prox­i­mately 30 min­utes. The pur­pose of the screen­ings, which will be done by CHOP physi­cians and in­volve a non-in­va­sive ECG, is to rule out Long nT syn­drome. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired, and the sign ups will be­gin Aug. 15 RQOLQH DW KWWS://ZZZ.VLPRQVIUQG.RUJ/JHW-VFUHHQHG/ reg­is­ter. The screen­ings are for all Up­per Dublin community students (ages 10 to 19); students do not need to at­tend the Up­per Dublin schools. A par­ent is re­quired to ac­com­pany the stu­dent

be­ing screened.

Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters South­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia will host Fash­ion for a Cause: Ambler’s Night of Big Giv­ing fea­tur­ing a Bigs & Lit­tles Fash­ion Show Oct. 5 at But­ler Av­enue and Cav­a­lier Drive, Ambler. Cock­tail hour will start at 7 p.m., with the show run­ning from 8 to 10 p.m. The event will fea­ture a silent auc­tion, cater­ing by Brid­get’s Steak­house, wine and spe­cialty cock­tails and an af­ter party. Tick­ets are for sale at Am­blerGive.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Face­book. comLAm­blerGives.

Vol­un­teers needed for Ambler Area YMCA Tu­tor­ing Pro­gram: The Ambler Area Y is look­ing for adults who would be will­ing to give back to the Ambler YMCA community. For the 2011-2012 school year, vol­un­teers are sought to par­tic­i­pate in the tu­tor­ing pro­gram for mid­dle school and high school students in one or more of the fol­low­ing sub­jects: math; lan­guage; sci­ence; U.S. His­tory; or world his­tory. If you are in­ter­ested or would like to re­ceive more in­for­ma­tion, contact Teen Di­rec­tor Mike Miles (215) 628-9950 ext. 1540. mmiles@phi­laymca.org.

RSVP of Mont­gomery County and the Wis­sahickon Val­ley Pub­lic Li­brary have part­nered again to of­fer the pub­lic their pop­u­lar free mock in­ter­view ses­sions. The mock in­ter­views are con­ducted by RSVP vol­un­teers who are re­tired pro­fes­sion­als, some of whom were in hir­ing po­si­tions them­selves. Pack­ets of in­for­ma­tion which in­clude a sam­ple em­ploy­ment ap­pli­ca­tion and in­ter­view­ing tips with mock in­ter­view ques­tions are avail­able at the li­brary to pick up prior to a sched­uled mock in­ter­view or will be sent via email once the in­ter­view is sched­uled. To sched­ule your in­ter­view, please contact Janis Glus­man at RSVP 610-834-1040, ext. 16. The li­brary is also of­fer­ing a free ré­sumé re­view ser­vice. Bring in your cur­rent ré­sumé and the pro­fes­sional ref­er­ence staff will as­sist you with hints and tips on cap­tur­ing your work his­tory ac­cu­rately. visit gmc.eduLhob­bit­house.

The Ambler SAAC (Se­nior Adult Ac­tiv­i­ties Cen­ter), lo­cated at 45 For­est Ave in Ambler will hold the fol­low­ing events:

• The Tech­nol­ogy Puz­zle: A Three-Part Se­ries Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at 12:30 p.m. Part I: Tech­nol­ogy: This ses­sion cov­ers ter­mi­nol­ogy. Part II: Vis­it­ing Pop­u­lar Web­sites: Leanr to nav­i­gate sites such as Google, Ama­zon, nVCLHSN, CNN and eBay. Part III: heep­ing in Touch: heep in Touch with Twit­ter, Face­book and Skype.

• Mont­gomery County As­so­ci­a­tion of the Blind: Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Are you vis­ually impared? Par­tially? Legally? Do you know about the ser­vices avail­able to you? Robin Peter­son, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the Mont­gomery County As­so­ci­a­tion of the Blind, will share in­for­ma­tion use­ful to you or some­one you know.

• Tai Chi ev­ery Mon­day and Thurs­day at 11 a.m.

• Yoga is ev­ery Tues­day at 1 p.m. and Fri­day at 10:30 a.m.

• Strength and bal­ance train­ing ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 10 a.m.

• Arm­chair Aer­o­bics is held ev­ery Mon­day at 10 a.m.

• Gourmet Weight Wise ev­ery Thurs­day at 12:30.

• Fit­ness Cen­ter and Pool Room open daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Boomer U will hold the fol­low­ing events. Boomer U is lo­cated at 45 For­est Ave., Ambler. Reg­is­tra­tion C pay­ment is re­quired for all events: 215-619-8863.

• Pi­lates Class is held Wed­nes­days and Fri­days at 9:30 a.m. First class is free; please bring a mat. For in­for­ma­tion call 610-291-5376.

• Ask the Hair­dresser: Sept. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Have you ever wanted a knowl­edge­able and ob­jec­tive sec­ond opin­ion about your hair but didn’t know who to ask? Did you ever won­der if your color andLor style are right for your face shape, tex­ture of hair or even abil­ity to style? Now is the WLPH WR fiQG WKRVH WKLQJV RuW and more. Our in­struc­tor has 19 years ex­pe­ri­ence, a sa­lon in Ambler and keeps cur­rent on the new­est tech­niques in style and color. She is look­ing for­ward to shar­ing her knowl­edge and ex­per­tise with you. Fee: A8. Reg­is­ter by Sept. 5.

• Medi­care 101: Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. If turn­ing 65 is on the hori­zon for you, there are de­ci­sions you need to make. This pre­sen­ta­tion is for you. The ba­sics of Medi­care will be cov­ered and you’ll get an­swers to fun­da­men­tal ques­tions to pre­pare for when you’re el­i­gi­ble: How Do I nu­al­ify for Medi­care?; When Do I be­come El­i­gi­ble?; Do I have to En­roll?; What is Orig­i­nal Medi­care?; What Does Medi­care Cover?; Medi­care Part C vs Medi­care Sup­ple­men­tal; Medi­care Part D pre­scrip­tion Plans. Fee: A8. Reg­is­ter by Sept. 5.

• Su­gar Blue: Sept. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Do you crave sug­ary snacks to give you en­ergy or to sat­isfy that sweet tooth? Have you no­ticed that in­stead of en­ergy, you end up more tired? You may have other ef­fects, e.g. how is your weight, how do you sleep, dull skin, headaches, stressed? Join us to learn: the top ways su­gar is neg­a­tively af­fect­ing your health and hap­pi­ness, how su­gar is part of the so­lu­tion - not the prob­lem, tips to eat foods you en­joy and not de­prive your­self, how to un­der­stand how your life­style af­fects your crav­ings DQG yRuU fiUVW VWHSV WR WDNH back con­trol of your life and health. Fee: A15. Reg­is­ter by Sept. 6.

• Fit, Fun & Flex­i­ble: six Thursdays from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The area’s best per­sonal trainer, the al­ways en­cour­ag­ing, fun-lovin’, high en­ergy hathi Neal, is re­turn­ing to BU. FFCF is a blend of strength train­ing, core strength­en­ingLbal­ance, aeroELFV DQG ORWV RI IuQ. $OO fiW­ness lev­els wel­come. Mod­i­fiFDWLRQV DYDLODEOH LI QHHGHG. If you’re tired of the shape you’re in, come join us. Fee: A60. Reg­is­ter by Sept. 7.

• So­cial Se­cu­rity, Re­tire­ment & You: Sept. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The So­cial Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion is con­duct­ing a pre-re­tire­ment sem­i­nar that is open the pub­lic. This is your chance to get all your ques­tions an­swered as you plan for re­ceiv­ing EHQH­fiWV. /HDUQ DERuW yRuU full re­tire­ment age, when to FROOHFW EHQH­fiWV, KRZ ZRUN DIIHFWV yRuU EHQH­fiWV, HQUROOing in Medi­care, fam­ily benH­fiWV DQG PRUH. (7KLV JHQWOH­man is with the SSA and we are ex­cited to have him re­turn to Boomer U. You will QRW fiQG PRUH DFFuUDWH LQIRU­ma­tion any­where.) Fee: A5. Reg­is­ter by Sept. 13.

• Zumba: six Tuesdays from Sept. 25 to Oct. 20 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The lovely Lin­sey is re­turn­ing to Boomer U. Zumba slo­gan is “Ditch the work­out; join the party!” It’s the fastest growLQJ GDQFH-EDVHG fiWQHVV SUR­gram in the coun­try. Zumba is easy-to-fol­low aer­o­bicL dance moves per­formed to up­beat catchy Latin salsa and merengue mu­sic. It’s “ex­er­cise in dis­guise,” ma­jor car­dio plus ton­ing and it’s ex­hil­a­rat­ing and fun! Fee: A39. Reg­is­ter by Sept. 20.

• Eat for En­ergy: Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Do you fiQG yRuUVHOI VWUuJJOLQJ WR have enough en­ergy to make it through the day? Do you use foods like cof­fee, choco- late or other sweet snacks to give your­self a boost at var­i­ous points throughout the day? Many of these foods give us en­ergy in the short term but ac­tu­ally drain it from our bod­ies in the long term, caus­ing yet an­other dose of caf­feine or su­gar just hours later. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to break this cy­cle once and for all? It can be done. Join in­struc­tor and holis­tic health coach Rachael Pon­tillo and learn some sim­ple tips on how to eat foods and make life­style choices that will in­crease your daily en­ergy. With more en­ergy throughout the day, you can fo­cus more on what’s re­ally im­por­tant rather than count­ing the min­utes un­til your next cof­fee break. Fee: A15. Reg­is­ter by Oct. 5.

• Learn the Se­crets of LinkedIn and Face­book Power Users: Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. How do you con­nect with cus­tomer­sL­clientsL prospects on these pop­u­lar so­cial me­dia net­works? LinkedIn and Face­book busi­ness pages of­fer lots of mileage for your time in­vest­ment - if you use them smartly. Oth­er­wise, you can spend hours and not make progress with build­ing your busi­ness. In two hours, you’ll learn to max­i­mize your time spent on LinkedIn and Face­book busi­ness pages. You’ll know the three best ways to con­nect with prospects, what to say to build trust and how to turn that trust into busi­ness. Fee: A20. Reg­is­ter by Oct. 12.

The Montes­sory School, 1701 Jar­ret­town Road, Dresher, will of­fer TaiJi and QiGong through Sept. 11 on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TaiJi is a Chi­nese mar­tial art. The form con­sists of a se­ries of chore­ographed self-de­fense move­ments, linked to­gether

The Mont­gomery Hospi­tal Med­i­cal Cen­ter will of­fer the fol­low­ing classes:

• Child­birth Ed­u­ca­tion Class — all par­ents are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate, in­clud­ing those who are de­liv­er­ing at other hos­pi­tals. For more in­for­ma­tion on ma­ter­nity ser­vices or classes, call 610270-2020.

• CPR and First Aid Cour­ses are of­fered for be­gin­ners to ex­pe­ri­ences health care providers. Call and per­formed slowly. Form prac­tice de­vel­ops aware­ness of the prin­ci­pals (bal­ance, struc­ture, re­lease of ten­sions, breath and en­ergy), body con­trol, fo­cus, con­cen­tra­tion and dis­ci­pline. niGong means to do qual­ity work on the en­ergy of the body. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215572-9189.

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 A12 per per­son and in­cludes les­son and danc­ing. In­for­ma­tion: 215-634-1101 or www.amore­tango.com. 610-270-2313.

The Di­a­betes Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter will of­fer day and evening classes each month. Health in­sur­ance pays for di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion classes. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 610-270-2301. HPy, &KHVV &DPp, 6HwLQJ and Fash­ion, Base­ball, Tennis and lots more. Down­load a brochure at up­per­dublin. net. You can also call. 215643-3000 x3443. www.up­per­dublin.net.

The Ambler Area YMCA, lo­cated at 1325 McKean Road, Ambler, of­fers the fol­low­ing pro­grams:

• In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Pen­ny­pack Or­ganic Farm, the Ambler Area YMCA is pleased to bring Teen Bat­tle Chef to the community. Teen Bat­tle Chef is a new pro­gram at the Ambler Y de­signed for area youth ages 10 to 15. The pro­gram was de­vel­oped to help ed­u­cate young­sters on nu­tri­tion, cook­ing, ex­er­cise and be­hav­ioral tech­niques es­sen­tial to a healthy life­style. Teen Bat­tle Chef ex­plores food sys­tems, food groups, cook­ing, gar­den­ing and plant growth for young­sters bat­tling ex­ces­sive weight ac­com­pa­nied by chronic ail­ments. Young peo­ple will de­velop lead­er­ship, team­work and culi­nary skills and nu­tri­tional knowl­edge and an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for di­verse, healthy and sus­tainDEOH IRRG pURGXFH. 7KH fiW­ness por­tion of the class will on the im­por­tance of ac­tiv­ity and mind­ful­ness of the re­la­tion­ship be­tween diet and ex­er­cise. Par­tic­i­pants will learn func­tional strength­en­ing ex­er­cises and be part of struc­tured car­dio­vas­cu­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. Class­room ses­sions are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.P. DQG fiWQHVV VHVVLRQV on Thursdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m. YMCA non mem­bers may par­tic­i­pate. Contact Claine Crew at 215-6289950 ext 1522 or ccrew@ phi­laymca.org.

• The Ambler Area YMCA of­fer Teen Nights, Tween Nights, teen and tween out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and trips, and clubs for teens and tweens with spe­cial needs. Area tweens ages 10 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 17 are in­vited to join other young­sters for week­end evening ac­tiv­i­ties, uBOu and Wii games, bas­ket­ball, swim­ming, danc­ing, so­cial­iza­tion and more. Teens and tweens can also be part of out­door phys­i­cally ac­tive Hx­pHULHQFHV RQ 6DWXUGDyV. Biking, hik­ing and white wa­ter raft­ing are some of the of­fer­ings. There are also up­com­ing teenLtween trips on week­ends and days off from school to area mu­se­ums, Wash­ing­ton D.C., lo­cal amuse­ment parks and the Jersey shore. Vol­un­teers are wel­come to as­sist. The cost is af­ford­able, but no one is turned away from the YMCA be­cause of an in­abil­ity to pay. For more in­for­ma­tion and dates, call Mike Miles, Teen Di­rec­tor, 215628-9950 x1540. You can also visit www.phi­laymca. org.

The Ambler Area YMCA has added sev­eral new pro­grams for area young­sters. Classes are held late af­ter­noons or evenings on var­i­ous week­days. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit phi­laymca. org or call 215-628-9950.

• Ba­sic Bead­ing: Ages: 10H. Wed­nes­days 7 to 7:45 p.m. This class will teach you the fun­da­men­tals of wiring and string­ing along with how color can be used to cre­ate unique and vi­brant bead­work de­sign. You will cre­ate var­i­ous jew­elry in- clud­ing ear­rings, bracelets, charm pen­dants and much PRUH! 6Xp­pOLHV wLOO EH pUR­vided. Bring­ing your own jew­elry pli­ers or tools would be a plus.

• Messin’ with the Masters: Ages: 8-12. Thursdays 7 to 7:45 p.m. Learn about some of the world’s great­est artists. You will be in­spired WR FUHDWH yRXU RwQ “6WDUUy Night” with oil pas­tels and tem­pera paints, a tis­sue pa­per painted Monet gar­den, a Pi­casso head us­ing scraps of pa­per, a Ge­or­gia O’heeffe FODy flRwHU ERwO DQG D Rousseau jun­gle col­lage.

• Su­per Sci­en­tist: Ages: 5-7. Mon­days 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. We’ll be con­coct­ing chem­istry ex­per­i­ments such as mak­ing slime, mix­ing po­tions and hav­ing fun with mag­net magic. Your bud­ding lit­tle sci­en­tist will en­hance hisLher cre­ative think­ing and mo­tor skills and to top it off will learn that sci­ence can be se­ri­ous fun.

• Wacky Junk Art: Ages: 8-12. Thursdays 6 to 6:45 p.m. Why throw it away! In­stead join us to make house­hold junk into aliens from outer space, wacky specs, crazy hats, body masks or a re­cy­cled train.

• Globe Trot­ters: Ages: 4-6. Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. You’re never too young to start think­ing glob­ally. Each week, we ex­plore a new coun­try through crafts, games, mu­sic, sto­ries and even some taste-test­ing. A per­fect in­tro­duc­tion to our great big world!

• Crazy about Crafts: Ages: 5-7, Thursdays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Let your child’s FUHDWLYH MXLFHV flRw wLWK RXU fun arts and crafts projects each week. Fine mo­tor skills and cre­ative think­ing skills will be en­hanced with this crafty class.

• Come out and join the Ambler Area YMCA’s Teen and Ju­nior Lead­ers Club. Par­tic­i­pants are given the free­dom to plan community ser­vice projects year round and truly make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of peo­ple in need. Those in Teen and Ju­nior Lead­ers also at­tend lead­er­ship re­treats all along the East Coast three times a year and meet other lead­ers who are do­ing the same great work in their re­spec­tive ar­eas. Don’t miss out on this in­spir­ing op­por­tu­nity. Teen Lead­ers, ages 13-17, meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Ju­nior Lead­ers, ages 10-12, will be­gin in the spring and will meet ev­ery Mon­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Mike Miles, Teen Di­rec­tor, 215- 6289950 x 1540 or mmiles@ phi­laymca.org.

• Did you know that the new Ambler Area YMCA holds chil­dren’s birthday par­ties at its site for mem­bers and non mem­bers as well. The Ambler Y does all WKH wRUN IURP VWDUW WR fiQLVK and birthday par­ties in­clude a per­son­al­ized cake, ice cream, bev­er­age and pa­per prod­ucts. Par­ties are held RQ 6DWXUGDy DQG 6XQGDy af­ter­noons and in­clude two party hosts to lead ac­tiv­i­ties, set-up, clean-up and as­sist with serv­ing. You can have D 6pODVK 3DUWy IRU FKLOGUHQ ages six to 12 in the new zero depth en­try pool with wa­ter slide and spray foun­tains. Up to 25 chil­dren have ex­clu­sive use of the pool area with 30 min­utes in the pDUWy URRP. 6pRUWV 3DUWLHV are of­fered for kids ages four to 12 with age ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tiv­i­ties and games, and VpRUWV VXFK DV flRRU KRFNHy, soc­cer, bas­ket­ball or dodge ball. Chil­dren ages three to fiYH yHDUV RI DJH wLOO HQMRy par­ties in the Fam­ily Ac­tive Cen­ter with use of the Moon Bounce and or­ga­nized ac­tiv­i­ties, such as para­chute play

and songs. For in­for­ma­tion, 215-628-9950 ext. 1583.

• YAchiev­ers YMCA Achiev­ers is a de­vel­op­men­tally based, ex­tracur­ric­u­lar, ed­u­ca­tional and team men­tor­ing pro­gram de­signed to KHOS VWuGHnWV Ln JUDGHV fiYH through 12 pre­pare for ful­fiOOHG OLYHOLKRRGV Ln FROOHJH and be­yond. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free and all students in this pro­gram re­ceive a free YMCA mem­ber­ship. Reg­is­tra­tion for the 2009 pro­gram be­gins now. You do not need to be a YMCA mem­ber to uti­lize these spe­cial ser­vices. Call 215-628-9950 to reg­is­ter. ac­tiv­ity, healthy life­style and so­cially ori­ented pro­gram­ing. Mem­bers of the pro­gram are el­i­gi­ble for a free YMCA mem­ber­ship, with use of the pool and ex­er­cise equip­ment, along with cus­tom­ized classes de­signed for older adults who want to LPSURYH WKHLU VWUHnJWK, flHx­i­bil­ity, bal­ance and en­durance. If you are a sub­scriber to In­de­pen­dence Blue Cross (Per­sonal Choice 65 PPo) or Key­stone 65 HMo, Bravo Health, or Health op­tions Pro­grams (HoP), call the Ambler Area YMCA, 215628-9950 or Hat­boro Area YMCA, 215-674-4545. You can also visit www.sil­versneak­ers.com.

• Zumba Fit­ness of­fers ZuPED GDnFH/fiWnHss FODsses 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 WULDO SDVV IRU yRuU fiUVW FODVV, email us at info@dance­and­mu­sic.biz or call 610-2772557. For more info, visit our site at www.acade­my­of­dance­and­mu­sic.org.

Ch­est­nut Hill Health Sys­tems presents the fol­low­ing Health Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­grams: FIT­NESS CLASSES • Golden Yoga: A Breath­ing, Stretch­ing and Re­lax­ation Class Fri­days, 2:303:30 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 GLI­fiFuOWy JHWWLnJ uS DnG GRwn IURP WKH flRRU. 7KH pro­gram in­cludes pos­tures, breath­ing, re­lax­ation and med­i­ta­tion tech­niques, all per­formed while sit­ting in a chair and stand­ing. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215-2473029. Cost: $20 for 4 classes per month. SUP­PORT GROUPS • 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 LnFOuGLnJ OLIHVWyOH PRGL­fiFD­tion, nu­tri­tion and ex­er­cise and pro­vide on­go­ing sup­port for those who have com­pleted surgery. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215-753-2000.

• Breast Can­cer Net­work­ing Group: Fourth Tues­day of the month 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. A free, con­fiGHnWLDO VuSSRUW JURuS IRU 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 7LVK :DNH­fiHOG, /C6:, Rn­col­ogy So­cial Worker. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-248-8047.

• New Moms Sup­port Groups Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; contact Jea­nine O’Rourke, MSW or 2:30 – 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 jug- gling 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 (flHxLEOH EDVHG Rn nHHG). Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call Dr. Schack, 646-265-2484, or Ms. o’Rourke, 215-2062931.

• 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.

Contact the Se­nior Cen­ter by phone 215-248-0180 or email (chse­niors@cav­tel. net) with your ques­tions about these pro­grams or any of our on-go­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and classes.

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, PDLOLnJV DnG/RU fiOLnJ. 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. 266-3909 or fdo­bisch@aol. com.

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