Upcoming Events at Or Hadash: 190 Camp Hill Rd., Fort Washington, mA 19034. For information and directions, call 215-2830276 or visit www.orhadash.com. All programs are free and open to the public.
• “Back to Shul” BBQ and Open House: Sept. 7. 6 p.m.: Tot Shabbat and Open House; 6:30 p.m.: BBn Eveggie options availableF; 7:30 p.m.: Intergenerational Erev Shabbat service and Open House. This event is free with advance reservations. RSVm by Sept. 4 to Lori Rubin, program coordinator, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215407-0992.
• “7hH GaWHV aUH &ORVing,” a play by Merle Field, and Selichot Service: Sept. 8. 8 p.m.: live performance to be followed by discussion; 9:30 p.m.: Selichot Service in antici- pation of High Holy Days; 10 p.m.: dessert and reception. Join us at Or Hadash for a powerful and moving presentation of this acclaimed play that explores the themes of loyalty, identity, betrayal, repentance and forgiveness. This event is free with free of charge and open to the community. 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. mart I: Technology: This session cov-
at 10 a.m. Are you visually impared? martially? Legally? Do you know about the services available to you? Robin meterson, 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 r is located at 45 Forest Ave., Ambler. Registration & 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 610291-5376.
• 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 andL or style are right for your face shape, texture of hair ers terminology. mart II: Visiting mopular Websites: Leanr to navigate sites such as Google, Amazon, nVCL HSk, Ckk and eBay. mart III: heeping in Touch: heep in Touch with Twitter, Facebook and Skype.
• Montgomery County Association of the Blind: Aug. 20 or even ability to style? kow is the time to find those things out 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: $8. 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 mart C vs Medicare Supplemental; Medicare mart D prescription mlans. Fee: $8. 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? vou 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 and your first steps to take back control of your life and health. Fee: $15. 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 keal, is returning to Br. FF&F is a blend of strength training, core strengtheningLbalance, aerobics and lots of fun. All fitness levels welcome. Modifications available if needed. If you’re tired of the shape you’re in, come join us. Fee: $60. 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 benefits. Learn about your full retirement age, when to collect benefits, how work affects your benefits, enrolling in Medicare, family benefits and more. EThis gentleman is with the SSA and we are excited to have him return to Boomer r. vou will not find more accurate information anywhere.F Fee: $5. 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 r. wumba slogan is “Ditch the workout; join the party!” It’s the fastest growing dancebased fitness program in the country. wumba is easyto-follow aerobicLdance 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: $39. Register by Sept. 20.
• Eat for Energy: Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Do you find yourself struggling to have enough energy to make it through the day? Do you use foods like coffee, chocolate 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 montillo 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: $15. 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 customersL clientsLprospects 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. vou’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: $20. 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 and performed slowly. Form practice develops awareness of the principals Ebalance, structure, release of tensions, breath and energyF, body control, focus, concentration and discipline. niGong means to do quality work on the energy of the body. For more information, call 215-572-9189.
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 $12 per person and includes lesson and dancing. Information: 215-634-1101 or www.amoretango.com.
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 610-270-2020.
• CPR and First Aid Courses are offered for beginners to experiences health care providers. Call 610-270-2313.
The Diabetes Education Center will offer day and evening classes each month. Health insurance pays for diabetes education classes. mreregistration is required. Call 610-2702301. 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 experiences on Saturdays. 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 vMCA because of an inability to pay. For more information and dates, call Mike Miles, Teen Director, 215-628-9950 x1540. vou can also visit www. philaymca.org.
• Come out and join the Ambler Area YMCA’s Teen and Junior Leaders Club. marticipants 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- 628-9950 x 1540 or email@example.com.
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new Ambler Area YMCA holds children’s birthday parties at its site for members and non members as well. The Ambler v does all the work from start to finish and birthday parties include a personalized cake, ice cream, beverage and paper products. marties are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and include two party hosts to lead activities, set-up, clean-up and assist with serving. vou can have a Splash marty for children ages six to 12 in the new zero depth entry pool with water slide and spray fountains. rp to 25 children have exclusive use of the pool area with 30 minutes in the party room. Sports marties are offered for kids ages four to 12 with age appropriate activities and games, and sports such as floor hockey, soccer, basketball or dodge ball. Children ages three to five years of age will enjoy parties in the Family Active Center with use of the Moon Bounce and organized activities, such as parachute play and songs. For information, 215-6289950 ext. 1583.
• YAchievers YMCA Achievers is a developmentally based, extracurricular, educational and team mentoring program designed to help students in grades five through 12 prepare for fulfilled livelihoods in college and beyond. marticipation is free and all students in this program receive a free vMCA membership. Registration for the 2009 program begins now. vou do not need to be a vMCA member to utilize these special services. Call 215-628-9950 to register. your first class, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-277-2557. 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, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lea Auditorium, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. Registration for four classes at a time required. Golden voga is Classical voga, adapted by the Shv 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. 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., mhiladelphia. Join us for a monthly gettogether 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.
• Breast Cancer Networking Group: Fourth Tuesday of the month 5:30 – 7 p.m. Williams Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., mhiladelphia. 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. – 12 p.m.; contact Jeanine O’Rourke, MSW or 2:30 – 4 p.m.; contact Susan Schack, mh.D Volunteer Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. The Center for mostpartum 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, workLfamily 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 Eflexible based on needF. Registration is required. Call Dr. Schack, 646-2652484, 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, rrology Division, will host “Ask the Doctor.” Registration required. Call 215248-8325.
Contact the Senior Center by phone 215-248-0180 or email Echseniors@cavtel.netF 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, mailings andLor 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. matient 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 mennsylvania, contact Holy Redeemer Volunteer Coordinator Jean Francis at 215698-3737 or email email@example.com. are held on Tuesday evenings at the Church of the Open Door in Fort Washington. Our winter concert with orchestra kov. 25 includes Mozart’s “Solemn Vespers,” a motet by Bach and “The Dream Isaiah Saw” by Glenn Rudolph. The conductor is Mark Daugherty. For information, call Marilyn Bonner at 215-646-4497.