Date­book Notes

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The dead­line for Date­book is noon Wed­nes­day two weeks be­fore the de­sired pub­li­ca­tion date. Only dated events lo­cal to this news­pa­per will be listed. In­for­ma­tion should in­clude event, date, time, ap­pli­ca­ble fees and an in­for­ma­tion tele­phone num­ber that may be pub­lished. Send to gazette@mont­gomerynews. com. No phone calls. nis at RSVP at 610-834-1040 ext. 16 on Tues­day, Wed­nes­day or Thurs­day to sched­ule a prac­tice job in­ter­view with man­age­ment per­son­nel. In­ter­views take place at the li­brary. This is a part­ner­ship EHWwHHQ 5693 DQG :93/.

CHIL­DREN’S PRO­GRAMS:

• Miss Michelle’s Story Times: Mon­days at 10:30 a.m., Wed­nes­days at 4:30 p.m. and Fri­days at 10:30 a.m.

• Story-Gui­tar Time with Miss Michelle: Mon­days and Fri­days at 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 and older.

Wis­sahickon Val­ley Pub­lic Li­brary, Ambler Branch, 209 Race St., Ambler. ADULT PRO­GRAMS: • Bead­ing Group — First and third Mon­days at 1 p.m.

• Fam­ily His­tory Re­search — Call 267-626-4437 or email con­niebriggs@com­cast.net.

• Adult Sum­mer Read­ing: Reg­is­ter, read and re­view books for weekly draw­ings of prizes and gift FHUWi­fiFDWHV. /RJ RQ DW wYSO. org.

CHIL­DREN’S GRAMS:

• Miss Michelle’s Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

PRO- ing Aug. 27 from 7 to 9 S.P. DW 6W. 3HWHU’V /uWKHUDQ Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales. Marvin Berman, PhD, CBT, will speak on his re­search work for the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health in our re­gion. As ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, founder and study co­or­di­na­tor of re­search at Quiet Mind, his in­no­va­tive re­search ap­plies EEG biofeed­back and other neu­ro­feed­back tech­nolo­gies in the treat­ment of neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal and neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­ders, in­clud­ing stud­ies fo­cused on Alzheimer’s, de­men­tia, ADD/ADHD, autism, stroke pa­tients and oth­ers. Dr. Berman has an in­ter­est in the im­pacts of neuro-bor­re­lio­sis (cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem /yPH) DQG RWKHU WiFN-ERUQH dis­eases. At­ten­dees should re­frain from wear­ing any scent (per­fumes, cologne, lo­tions, oils) as some par­tic­i­pants ex­pe­ri­ence hy­per­sen­si­tiv­ity to smells and/or have chem­i­cal sen­si­tiv­i­ties.

Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters South­east­ern PA will hold in­for­ma­tion ses­sions Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at 530 DeKalb St., Nor­ris­town. To RSVP or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-277-2200. 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 sup- ported 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 PRGHOV. /HDUQ PRUH DERuW be­com­ing a Big Brother at an up­com­ing In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion.

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: $5. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.bbtoast.org.

The Fort Wash­ing­ton Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual “State of the Fort Wash­ing­ton Of­fiFH 3DUN” PHHWLnJ 6HSW. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hol­i­day Inn in Fort Wash­ing­ton, with Up­per Dublin Town­ship Man­ager 3DuO /HRQDUG DV WKH SUHVHQWer. A buf­fet lunch is avail­able for FWBA mem­bers; an RSVP is needed for an ap­pro­pri­ate head count for the cater­ing staff. Net­work­ing be­gins at 11:30 a.m., and the meet­ing/lunch be­gins at noon. Prospec­tive mem­bers are in­vited as guests. Self in­tro­duc­tions at ev­ery meet­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, call 215-628-0313 or email kathy­disque@ver­i­zon.net. free community pa­per­shred­ding event Aug 25 from 10 a.m. to noon in the park­ing lot on the cor­ner of Brent­wood and Old York roads in Abing­ton (one block north of Abing­ton Hospi­tal). 5HViGHQWV RI WKH 153UG /HJisla­tive Dis­trict are en­cour­aged to bring credit card ap­pli­ca­tions, can­celed checks, ROG fiQDQFiDO GRFuPHQWV DQG any other un­needed pa­pers. These doc­u­ments will be shred­ded on site by Shred One Se­cu­rity, and all of the shred­ded pa­per will be re­cy­cled.

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 wiWK $QJHOV,” fiOPHG DW 6W. Mary’s and 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 $40 for din­ner and the movie or $15 for the movie only. Pro­ceeds from the event will help fund vo­ca­tional train­ing, life stratHJy FODVVHV DQG fiWQHVV/QuWUi­tion 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 215646-5302 or sign up on­line at red­cross­blood.org and en­ter spon­sor code 0229099.

Gwynedd-Mercy Col­lege will of­fer a “Grad­u­ate 6FKRRO 7HVW DULvH” AuJ. 27 through Sept. 6, open- ing its doors for an ex­clu­sive op­por­tu­nity to sam­ple the col­lege’s grad­u­ate-level ex­pe­ri­ence. Classes in­clude: “Foun­da­tions of Coun­sel­ing,” “Re­search Method­ol­ogy,” “The­o­ret­i­cal Foun­da­tions of Nurs­ing,” “Patho­phys­i­ol­ogy for Ad­vanced Prac­tice,” “So­cial & Po­lit­i­cal Foun­da­tions of Ed­u­ca­tion,” “Students with Spe­cial Needs” and “The /HDUQiQJ & 7HDFKiQJ 3URcess.” Prospec­tive students are wel­come to a one-time, fiUVW-KRuU WUiDO WR UHYiHw WKH course syl­labus and net­work with peers and pro­fes­sors. For pro­gram ad­vis­ing please contact Michele Vitelli, di­rec­tor of grad­u­ate ad­mis­sions, at 267-448-1349 or vitelli.m@gmc.edu. A com­plete course sched­ule can be viewed, along with reg­is­tra­tion, at gmc.edu/grad­u­atetest­drive.

State Rep. Kate Harper, R-61, will hold a breafast meet­ing where area vet­er­ans will have the op­por­tu­nity to learn more about the many pro­grams and ser­vices avail­able to them Sept. 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Col­lege Hall Cafe­te­ria at Mont­gomery County Community Col­lege. Con­gress­man Pat Mee­han will serve as key­note speaker. Among the ven­dors sched­uled to par­tic­i­pate are the Mont­gomery County Veterns Af­fairs Of­fiFH, WKH 3KiODGHOSKiD 9$ 5HJiRQDO 2IfiFH, WKH 6ROGiHU’V Project coun­sel­ing pro­gram, Yel­low Rib­bon Schools, the Philadel­phia Vets Multi-Ser­vice and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, Greater Philadel­phia Ve­trans Net­work, Vet­er­ans Green Jobs, Neu­mann Univer­sity, /D 6DOOH 8QiYHUViWy, 9DOOHy Forge mil­i­tary Academy, Drexel Univer­sity, Ch­es­nut Hill Col­lege and Gwyned­dMercy Col­lege. For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, call

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An Amer­i­can Cross Blood Drivee will be held Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DeVry Univer­sity, Rooms 111 and 113. To make an ap­point­ment, contact Kathryn Hill at Khill6@devry.edu or go to www.red­cross­blood.org and se­lect “make a blood do­na­tion ap­point­ment” and en­ter spon­sor code 02211040.

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 $5 each and tables for an ad­di­tional $5 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 UHVHUYH D VKRR-fly pie, call 215-643-4876.

Up­per Dublin Town­ship will host a Re­cy­cling Day Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town­ship build­ing, 801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Wash­ing­ton. Any­thing with a plug. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.up­per­dublin.net or call 215-6431600.

The Up­per Dublin March­ing Car­di­nals will host Spec­ta­cle in Sound Sept. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Car­di­nal Sta­dium. You will be amazed at the tal­ent of lo­cal bands as they show­case their spe­cial tal­ents.

Mont­gomery County Community Col­lege will host a free we­bi­nar Sept. 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. to help students learn about po­ten­tial grant op­por­tu­ni­ties to help them pay for col­lege. The pro­gram will be held in WKH VHFRQG-flRRU FODVVURRP of the Brendlinger Li­brary, which is lo­cated in Col­lege Hall at MCCC’s Cen­tral Cam­pus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The we­bi­nar is open to the pub­lic and is ap­pli­ca­ble for all cur­rent or prospec­tive students re­gard­less of what in­sti­tu­tion they at­tend. Space is lim­ited, and reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. For in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, contact Lawrence Greene at lgreene@mc3.edu or 215619-7352.

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 QT syn­drome. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired, and the sign ups will be­gin Aug. 15 on­line at http://www.si­mons­fund.org/ get-screened/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.

Gwynedd-Mercy Col­lege will hold its 26th an­nual golf out­ing Sept. 24 at Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ Golf & Coun­try Club. More than 100 par­tic­i­pants will en­joy a round at one of the area’s most cel­e­brated cour­ses, along with lunch, cock­tails and a din­ner re­cep­tion. The fes­tiv­i­ties be­gin with reg­is­tra­tion at 10:30 a.m., fol­lowed by a shot­gun start at noon. ProFHHGV wLOO EHQH­fit thH FROOHJH’V an­nual fund, which sup­ports aca­demic pro­grams and loosHQV thH fiQDQFLDO VtUDLQ SXt RQ students. Last year, the tour­na­ment helped to raise more than $66,500 in schol­ar­ships. The tour­na­ment for­mat is a sham­ble, mean­ing that golfers will play in­di­vid­ual ap­proach shots from the four­some’s best tee shot. Prizes will be awarded, and a brand new Fiat 500 will be of­fered to any­one record­ing a hole-in-one.

Up­per Dublin Community Day will take place Sept. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the grounds of Up­per Dublin High School. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude An­tiques on Air (free ap­praisal of old stuff), ORtV RI OLYH HQtHUtDLQPHQt, fiUH­works dis­play at dark, moon­bounce high school open house and ded­i­ca­tion. Only food is sold at community day and at old fash­ioned prices. Busi­nesses are in­vited to have a ta­ble for exhibitions and in­for­ma­tion. Call Bryan Pol­lock or Cyn­thia Fer­rante at 215371-1800 or email cfer­rante@ abram­son­cen­ter.org. If you have an an­tique for a free ap­praisal, call Sandi Dana­her at 215-646-4365 for a time slot.

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. com/Am­blerGives.

Dea­coness Min­istry will present Oc­to­ber­fest 2012 on Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of Bethlehem Bap­tist Church, Pen­l­lyn Pike and Daeger Road, Spring House. The event is rain or shine. Free ad­mis­sion. Check out our fab­u­lous hol­i­day gifts for that “hard to buy for” per­son in your life. Pro­ceeds EHQH­fit thH 5HY. &hDUOHV :. Quann Hu­man­i­tar­ian Schol­ar­ship. Ven­dors (jewellers, pho­tog­ra­phers, artists, sew­ers, quil­ters, can­dle­mak­ers, hand crafters, beauty sup­ply con­sul­tants, baked goods, etc.) are cur­rently be­ing sought for the event. Space reser­va­tion: $20 BBC mem­bers/min­istries and $25 non-BBC mem­bers/min­istries. Dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment is Sept. 21. Pay­ment by cash or check. For gen­eral in­quiries, contact the FhXUFh RI­fiFH Dt 215-643-4977. For ven­dor in­quiries, contact Dea­coness Donna Parker at 215-527-3588 or Dea­coness Ronte Melvin Oates at 215362-3436.

Vol­un­teers needed for Ambler Area vMCA 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 in­forma- tion, 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 610-8341040, 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. are also up­com­ing teen/tween trips on week­ends and days off from school to area muVHXPV, :DVhLQJtRQ D.&., OR­cal 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, 215-628-9950 x1540. You can also visit www.phi­laymca.org.

• Come out and join the Ambler Area vMCA’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, PHHt HYHUy :HGQHV­day 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 mmiles@phi­laymca.org.

• Did you know that the new Ambler Area vMCA holds chil­dren’s birthday par­ties at its site for mem­bers and non mem­bers as well. The Ambler Y does all thH wRUN IURP VtDUt tR fiQLVh and birthday par­ties in­clude a per­son­al­ized cake, ice cream, bev­er­age and pa­per prod­ucts. Par­ties are held on Satur­day and Sun­day af­ter­noons and in­clude two party hosts to lead ac­tiv­i­ties, set-up, cleanup and as­sist with serv­ing. You can have a Splash Party for chil­dren 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 party room. Sports Par­ties are of­fered for kids ages four to 12 with age ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tiv­i­ties and games, and VSRUtV VXFh DV flRRU hRFNHy, 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.

• vAchiev­ers vMCA Achiev­ers is a de­vel­op­men­tally based, ex­tracur­ric­u­lar, ed­u­ca­tional and team men­tor­ing pro­gram de­signed to hHOS VtXGHQtV LQ JUDGHV fiYH through 12 pre­pare for ful­fiOOHG OLYHOLhRRGV LQ 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. Mar­i­lyn Bon­ner at 215-6464497.

Ce­les­tia Per­form­ing Arts Group, a Hor­sham-Up­per Dublin based community choral group is look­ing for ad­di­tional singers. The group per­forms mu­sic of all gen­res in pro­grams for concert se­ries, re­tire­ment homes and community events. The group is led by pro­fes­sional mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Alex Ramirez, with ac­com­pa­ni­ment pro­vided by tal­ented pi­anist Carol Bon­net. Re­hearsals are held each Tues­day at 7:30 p.m. at the Res­ur­rec­tion /XthHUDQ &hXUFh, 620 :HOVh 5RDG, HRUVhDP. 7hH fiUVt re­hearsal of the new sea­son will be held Sept. 18. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Alex Ramirez at 215-5726649 or Carol Bon­net at 215646-2713.

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