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• Socrates Café — certified instructor. SponMondays at 7 p.m. Dissored by the Arthritis cuss issues or ideas choFoundation. sen by vote of the group. • Movie Matinees —
• Chess Club — Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All • Adult Book Discusare welcome. If a child sion: The theme for this attending, parent must season’s Book Discusstay. sions is “Books Made
• Yoga — Mondays Into Movies.” through Oct. 29 at 1:30 • Wissahickon Valp.m. with Kathy Tooley; ley Public Library in $35 for eight weeks; $8/ Blue Bell is reaching drop in. out to Lower Gwynedd
• Tai Chi II — MonTownship with special days through Oct. 29 programs. The library at 3 p.m. with Dr. Kurt is coming to the LowFindeisen; $35 for eight er Gwynedd Township weeks; $8/drop in. building, 1130 North
• Tai Chi I — Mondays Bethlehem Pike, Spring through Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. House. Chris Kalb, a with Dr. Kurt Findeisen; certified arborist and $35 for eight weeks; $8/ parks superintendent drop in. for Lower Gwynedd
• Arthritis Exercise Township, will present Program — Fridays at a program on pruning, 3 p.m. Register for one tree care and preseror more classes. Led by vation and preparing your home landscape for the fall and winter Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Lower Gwynedd Township building. Kalb is the second speaker in the new monthly Speaker Series presented by the Wissahickon Valley Public Library on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. The program is open to all residents of the township and surrounding areas. Dr. Sheldon Weintraub will discuss Dr. Barnes, the man and the art collector, how he built his world famous art collection Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.. For either program, call the township to register at 215-646-5302 or call the library at 215643-1320 or visit www. wvpl.org.
• Bill Wine, KYW movie critic, presents “Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema”: Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Wine discusses the psychological differences between reading the book and watching the movie version. He analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. He also deals with the movies that bombed! Audiences are encouraged to bring their opinions, memories and questions. This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities.
• Michael Morsch, executive editor of Montgomery Media: Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. Morsch is the author of “Dancing in My Underwear: The Soundtrack of My Life,” a memoir about growing up in the Midwest, music of the 1960s and ‘70s and interviews with famous musicians.
• Miss Michelle’s Story Times: Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
TWEEN AND TEEN PROGRAMS:
• College Planning Workshops coming in October. Email youth@ wvpl.org for dates.
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Ambler Branch, 209 Race St., Ambler. ADULT PROGRAMS: • Beading Group —
First and third Mondays at 1 p.m.
• Miss Michelle’s Story Time — Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. tion of School Retirees will hold its Fall Luncheon Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the William Penn Inn, Route 202 and Sumneytown Pike, Lower Gwynedd. RSVP by Oct. 29. For more information, call 215-646-4269.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA is hosting Volunteer Orientation Sessions about how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. and Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. The Volunteer Orientation Sessions are mandatory for all potential volunteers. All of the Volunteer Orientation Sessions will take place at 530 DeKalb St., Norristown. To RSVP or for more information, call 215-7909200. Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA (BBBS SEPA) has more than 1,000 children on the waiting list for a mentor. By volunteering just a few hours a month as a Big Brother or Big Sister, 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 people who can spend time, not money, with children in need of positive role models.
LeTip Of Blue Bell holds 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. nuite 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. This 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. 8802.
The Communicating Arts Production Group of Montgomery County Community College is challenging teams of local filmmakers to make a five-minute film in five days. The challenge is open to filmmakers of all skill levels. The competition begins with a kickoff event in the College’s Advanced Technology Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., and it concludes Oct. 30. A screening of the completed films will be held Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. The screening is free and open to the public. At the kickoff event, teams will be randomly assigned a film genre. They will also be given a line of dialogue and a prop that must be incorporated into the body of their films, as well as a theme that they can interpret any way they wish. Teams will then have until 7 p.m. Oct. 30 to write, shoot, edit, score and deliver films to the competition drop-off site. The best film will receive a top prize of $500, and smaller prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. The entry fee is $25 perteam. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fivedayfilmfestival. com.
The Blue Bell Rotary will hold its seventh annual Chefs of the Burbs event Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Blue Bell Country Club. A great way to taste culinary treasures and socialize with talented chefs from some of the area’s finest restaurants, all while enjoying live music, a silent auction and a spirited live auction. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. Cost: $70/person. Cost includes hearty appetizers, beer and wine and music. You can purchase tickets online or by contacting Kim Tobin at ktobi n@ habit a t montco. org or 610-278-7710.
The Gwynedd-Mercy College Student Government Association will present “Attack of the Jacks” Oct. 25 to 27. Students, faculty and staff will carve dozens of jack-o’-lanterns from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first two nights. The final night will be a viewing gallery from 7 to 10 p.m. at the outdoor basketball courts behind The Griffin Complex. The event is free, but donations are welcome and the proceeds will benefit the Cancer Fund of America Inc. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Alysia Torres at torres.a@gmc. edu.
The Criminal Justice Society at Temple University Ambler will hold Operation Safe Trickor-Treat Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Temple University Ambler, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler. Trick-or-treating for children and parents should be a carefree time of fun. The Criminal Justice Society will host “Operation Safe Trick-or-Treat,” a holiday event designed to provide area children and parents with a safe and fun atmosphere for Halloween trick-or-treating. Operation Safe Trick-orTreat will include face painting, pumpkin carving, games, refreshments and, of course, Halloween candy! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact tuc69606@ temple.edu or 267-4688108.
The Ambler Area YMCA will hold a spooky night of games, prizes and fun for teens and tweens ages 10 to 17 Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and hang out with other kids. The event will feature a Haunted Trail, arts and crafts, gym games, bobbing for apples and a costume contest. For more information, contact Nate Pugh, Teen Outreach Director, at 215628-9950 ext. 1540 or n p u g h @ p h i l a y mca. o r g . Registration is required. The event is open to the community.
Temple Sinai’s Sisterhood will hold its third annual Royal Rummage Sale Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Get ready for bargains, specials and some really good pickings of clothes, house wares, shoes, kids stuff, jewelry and so much more. The sale will be held at Temple Sinai, 1401 Limekiln Pike, Dresher. Merchandise on sale will include clothing, ladies and men’s shoes and accessories, small furniture, home furnishing décor and household items, jewelry, small appliances, sporting goods, toys, linens, knick knacks and antiques. All items will be in good working condition. For more information, visit tsinai.org or call 215-643-6510.
The Pumpkin Show at The Highlands Mansion & Gardens will take place Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The show will feature artistically carved pumpkins by master carvers Haldy Gifford, Ellen Glendinning and friends. The Highlands is located at Route 73 and Sheaff Lane, Fort Washington. Admission: $15 non-Members per car; $10 HHS members per car. All proceeds benefit The Highlands Historical Society, a nonprofit organization that exists to educate our community about the history and evolution of a country estate. For more information, call 215-641-2687 or visit www.highlandshistorical.org.
Upper Dublin Parks and Recreation will present Ghosts, Goblins and Witches Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Washington Fire Company, 1245 Fort Washington Ave., Fort Washington. For ages 1 to 9. Halloween costumes optional. Cost: $7 resident/$12 non-resident in advance; $12 at door.
Frox will celebrate the opening of its new Ambler location with a
Grand Opening Party and Fashion Show Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the store, located at 28 N. Main St., Ambler. During the last 10 years, Frox has become a popular spot for women of all ages who are looking for the right combination of clothing and accessories that go from work to weekend to a night out in Perkasie, Bucks County. The Grand Opening celebration with begin at 7 p.m. with a Cocktail Party, including champagne and butlered hors d’ouerves. Models will mingle during the cocktail party, showing off the season’s hottest jackets, tops, jeans, dresses and jewelry. The fiUVW 25 SHRSOH WR DWWHnG the Grand Opening Party and Fashion Show will receive an exclusive Frox JLIW EDJ fiOOHG wLWK JRRGies. Everyone will have the opportunity to take advantage of fabulous specials on all fall fashions. Space is limited. To reserve your VSRW, FDOO 215-258-3570 (Perkasie store) or 267460-8275 ($PEOHU VWRUH).
Fort Washington Fire Company will host its annual Flea Market Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WKH fiUHKRuVH, 1245 )RUW Washignton Ave., Fort Washington. Spaces/tables DvDLODEOH. 0RUH WKDn 50 vendors — and both tables and spaces in rain or shine — in an indoor setting. Tables are $24, and spaces are $20. The kitchen is open and we offer a wide variety of delicious homemade items including soup, sandwiches — and be sure to check out the fabulous bake table! Friday evening setup is available for those not-so-early-birds who rent WDEOHV. CDOO 215-646-2555 DnG SUHVV 2SWLRn #5 WR leave a message. A member of the Fire Company’s Women’s Auxiliary will call you back.
The Whitemarsh Encampment at Hope Lodge will be held Nov. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CRPH WR WKH 31VW DnnuDO Whitemarsh Encampment Re-enactment and celebrate the time in 1777 when Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army were camped in the Montgomery County hills, prior to moving west to Valley Forge for the winter. See military demonstrations and skirmishes. Enjoy sutlers with period reproductions and colonial crafts. Learn about hearth cooking. Tour the Hope Lodge mansion and much more. Hope Lodge LV ORFDWHG DW 553 6. BHWKlehem Pike, Fort Washington. There is free on-site parking, and food is available. Admission is $7 for DGuOWV; $5 IRU VHnLRUV DnG youth/students; and chilGUHn DJHV 5 DnG unGHU DUH free. There is also a special family rate of $20 per car. For more information, visit www.ushistory.org/hope.
The Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of the ASLA will present a screebing of WKH fiOP “:RPHn Ln WKH Dirt” Nov. 7 at the Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. Meet and greet: 7 S.P.; fiOP VFUHHnLnJ: 7:30 p.m. Cost: ASLA members: IUHH; nRn-PHPEHUV: $5. “Women in the Dirt” was awarded Best Documentary at the 2011 California Film Awards in San Diego. :RPHn DUH LnfluHnFLnJ WKH profession of landscape architecture more today than ever before. “Women in the Dirt” highlights the work of seven award-winning women who have made WKHLU PDUN Ln WKH fiHOG: 0LD Lehrer, Andrea Cochran, Cheryl Barton, Isabelle Greene, Katherine Spitz, Pamela Palmer and Lauren Melendez. Though each has a unique body of work, their concerns overlap in the realm of sustainability and enduring design. For more information, visit www.padeasla.org.
Upper Dublin High SFKRRO wLOO SUHVHnW “7KH 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Nov. 7 to 10 DW 7:30 S.P. Ln WKH new black box facility at the high school. This Tony Award-winning musical illustrates the stories of six eccentric middle school-age spelling bee competitors vying for the title of Spelling Bee Champion. Each quirky contestant not only strives to differentiate themselves from their family, but to combat the often troublesome roadblocks of adolescence. Along the way, some of them come to realize that winning is not everything and losing does not necessarily make you a loser. This heartwarming story will leave you laughing, crying and spelling your way out of WKH WKHDWHU. “7KH 25WK $nnual Putnam County Spelling Bee” has music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, conception by Rebecca Feldman and original direction by James Lapine. The production is directed by Debbie Thompson, with music direction by Nathaniel Arnold and choreography by Heather Gaffin. 7LFNHWV DUH EHLnJ VROG at a general admission price of $10 and are available for purchase at the door.
The Upper Dublin School District will host a Family Night for Parents and Children of the Title I Reading and Math Program with Dr. Cheryl 0DOfi 1Rv. 8 IURP 6:30 WR 7:30 S.P. DW 7KRPDV )LWzwater Elementary School, 30 6FKRRO /DnH, :LOORw Grove. For information, FDOO 0DOfi DW 215-643-8800 ext. 8989.
Ambler Church of the Brethren will host a coffeehouse Nov. 9 DW 7:30 p.m. featuring a celebration of life in song and speech with local singer Rick Denzien plus Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s Bob Adams. Denzien is a singer-songwriter, musician, artist, producer and erstwhile philosopher with songwriting that has blossomed into “full season” with his new release, “R A D I A T E.” Adams is director of stewardship of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. Adams organizes restoration activities in the Wissahickon Valley to remove invasive plants, maintain trails and plant native trees and shrubs. He also is responsible for the WVWA’s land preservation program. The FKuUFK LV ORFDWHG DW 351 (. Butler Ave., Ambler. Parking is behind the building in the church lot. For more information, call the church DW 215-646-1190. RHIUHVKments will be served, and the event is free. Donations are appreciated.
The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Foundation wLOO KROG LWV fiIWK DnnuDO Foundation Fundraiser Nov. 9 IURP 6 WR 8:30 S.P. at EASTERN’s campus, 3075 7HUwRRG RRDG, :LOlow Grove. Tickets are $30 SHU SHUVRnRU $50 SHU couple. Silent and live auctions will be the main event, with live music performed by Mojo and the Helper Monkeys (www. helpermonkeymusic.com), and will feature a variety of appetizers and desserts prepared and served by EASTERN’s Culinary Arts students. To purchase tickets, visit the EASTERN Foundation website at www. eastech.org/home/easternfoundation/ to download the invitation and response card. Items for auction include Bed and Breakfast and shore get-aways; sporting event tickets and autographed memorabilia; salon and restaurant gift FHUWLfiFDWHV; D P$ 6WDWH CDSitol Tour and luncheon with state Rep. Thomas Murt; artwork; stained glass; and much more. Services performed by EASTERN’s career and technical programs will also be available, such as car detailing, a 10-point automobile check and Thanksgiving dinners for pick-up. If you cannot attend the auction, but would like to make a contribution to the EASTERN Foundation scholarship fund, please send a check or money order made payable to “EASTERN Foundation” to EASTERN at 3075 7HUwRRG RRDG, :LOlow Grove, PA 19090. The EASTERN Foundation exists to encourage students in the pursuit of career ambitions that were developed and strengthened by attending EASTERN. The Foundation does this by rewarding student success and achievement through scholarships and awards which are presented in May at our annual Awards Night.
The second annual Running for Hope 5K Run/1K Fun Walk will be held Nov. 11 and will benHfiW WKH $PHULFDn CDnFHU Society. Organized by four Wissahickon High School seniors, the event will take place on the Wissahickon High School cross counWUy FRuUVH DW 521 HRuVton Road, Ambler. The race will be professionally timed and prizes will be awarded. Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Online registration for both the walk and the run is available through Nov. 10 by searchLnJ “RunnLnJ IRU HRSH 5N” at www.active.com. Dayof registration takes place EHWwHHn 8:30 DnG 9:45 D.P. 1Rv. 11(DGuOWV: $25; students: $20). Both the walk and run begin at 10 a.m. that morning, rain or shine. For more information, contact Nick Gude at email@example.com.
Montgomery County Community College will hold community nights this fall in its state-ofthe-art observatory and observation deck: Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. The observatory is located on the third flRRU RI WKH CROOHJH’V $Gvanced Technology CenWHU, CHnWUDO CDPSuV, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. For more information, call 215-641-6460. CRPPunLWy nights are free of charge and are open to the public, and astronomy clubs are welcome. Students from the college’s introduction to astronomy course volunteer during the event to share their knowledge and assist visitors with using the telescope and viewing equipment. The observatory and observation deck are features of the college’s 60,000 square-foot Advanced Technology Center. The observatory features a 16-inch MEADE SchmidtCassegrain research-level telescope and a 90-mm Coronado telescope for safe observation of the sun. All of the instruments are controllable both in the classroom as well as in the observatory itself. Through D fiEHU nHWwRUN, LPDJHV can be downloaded for further study and comparison and can be used in online courses.
Montgomery County Community College will hold career fairs at its Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and Dec. 5. The career fairs are free of charge and are open to the public and will feature uS WR 15 DUHD EuVLnHVVHV and organizations that are looking to recruit for parttime, full-time, temporary and seasonal employment, as well as for internships. The fairs will be held in the Parkhouse Hall Atrium with the exception of the 1Rv. 13 IDLU, wKLFK wLOO be held in the Advanced Technology Center Atrium. Businesses and organizations that wish to participate in the career fairs can register at http://tinyurl. FRP/0C3-RE)DLURHJ RU Ey contacting Cindy Cerruti in WKH 2IfiFH RI CDUHHU 6HUvices at 610-718-1802 or FFHUUuWL@PF3.HGu.
Have you been touched by cancer or know someRnH wKR KDV? 7KHn finG out about the Relay For Life by attending an informational kickoff event Nov. 15 DW 6:30 S.P. The Relay For Life is a popular event that annually unites the community in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives. At the kickoff, which is free of charge, past participants and newcomers alike will be treated to a delicious hoagie dinner and to an informative and inspiring program. The kickoff will be held at the American CDnFHU 6RFLHWy RIfiFH, 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, BOuH BHOO. )RU PRUH information, contact Jodi BHnMDPLn DW 215-793-4097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute of Dance Artistry will produce its eighth annual dance concert, Generations: A CRnFHUW BHnHfiWWLng WKH Be The Match Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities 1Rv. 18 at 4 p.m. at Montgomery County Community College. The show features performances by the studio’s youth dance companies as well as the professional staff and professional guest artists. One hundred percent of the money generated from ticket sales will be donated to Be The Match )RunGDWLRn, D nRnSURfiW organization that registers potential marrow donors and raises funds to help provide transplants; and Ronald McDonald House Charities that provide a “home-away-from-home” for families with hospitalized children and other services. Tickets are available for $20 by calling Institute of Dance Artistry at 215-628-0600, HPDLOLnJ email@example.com or purchasing at the door the day of the performance
Cardinal Opportunities is seeking new volunteers, with orientation for new mentors staring soon. Cardinal Opportunities is EHJLnnLnJ LWV 13WK yHDU DV a mentoring program for some Upper Dublin High School students who have shown academic potential and the need for additional direction. It’s not only the VWuGHnWV wKR EHnHfiW IURP the program. The mentors also feel enriched by their interaction with the young people and each other. Now is the time to volunteer to be part of this dynamic program. By sharing your life experiences and knowledge you will help a young person make the most of their high school experience. Sponsored by the Upper Dublin Education Foundation, Cardinal Opportunities is looking for adults (25 yHDUV RI DJH RU ROGHU) interested in helping Upper Dublin High School students by serving as mentors. If you have four hours a month to spend with a student and the willingness to provide counsel, friendship and constructive examples, you can help a young person achieve his or her potential. After background checks and training, a mentor will be matched with a student, To vROunWHHU RU finG RuW PRUH about Cardinal Opportunities, contact Leslie Nylund DW 215-628-9984 RU BRE DDnDKHU DW 215-646-4365.
RSVP of Montgomery County and the Wis- sahickon 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 R69P 610-834-1040, HxW. 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.