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Cal­en­dar Notes

The dead­line for the Community Cal­en­dar 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 Community Cal­en­dar, The Colo­nial, 290 Com­merce Drive, Fort Wash­ing­ton, PA 19034; fax to 215-643-9475; email the­colo­nial@mont­


Reg­is­tra­tion is now open for fall classes at the Greater Nor­ris­town Art League. Both day and evening classes are avail­able for be­gin­ning to ex­pe­ri­enced artists in a va­ri­ety of me­dia. Satur­day chil­dren’s classes are also avail­able. The Art League is lo­cated at 800 W. Ger­man­town Pike, East Norriton. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit gnal. org or call 610-539-3393.


Ply­mouth Town­ship Park and Re­cre­ation will be con­duct­ing Af­ter School Sports at Ridge Park on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days and at Ply­mouth El­e­men­tary on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Soc­cer, hockey and other games will be played for fun. This pro­gram will be held in the schools’ gym­na­si­ums, so please dress the chil­dren ap­pro­pri­ately. Classes will not be held on days when school is closed or will be clos­ing early. The pro­gram time is 3:35 to 5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Shawn at 610277-4312 or visit www.theg­ Greater Ply­mouth Community Cen­ter, 2910 Jolly ooad, Ply­mouth Meet-

ing, PA 19462.

Spe­cial Events

The seventh an­nual Fair WR HHOS, EHnH­fiWLng 3URMect H.O.M.E., will be held Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ply­mouth Monthly Meet­ing, 2150 But­ler Pike, Ply­mouth Meet­ing. There will be games, food, live mu­sic, PA Mas­ter Gar­dener demon­stra­tions and a silent auc­tion ta­ble. vou can even en­ter home­made crafts, canned goods, baked goods and home­grown veg­eta­bles in our home goods com­pe­ti­tion. It will be fun for the whole fam­ily! For more in­for­ma­tion, please contact Chris Mrozin­ski at christo­phermrozin­ vou can also visit the fair’s web­site at www.the­fair­to­help.wix.comLthe­fair­to­help.

The Ply­mouth Whitemarsh High School March­ing Colo­nials will hold their an­nual Cav­al­cade of Bands Oct. 6 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at 201 E. Ger­man­town Pike, Ply­mouth Meet­ing. The event fea­tures 11 lo­cal march­ing bands in com­pe­ti­tion in­clud­ing Up­per Dublin, Up­per Darby, Wis­sahickon, Ben­salem, Penn Wood, Methac­ton, oi­d­ley, Chel­tenham, Arch­bishop oyan, Perkiomen sal­ley and Egg Har­bor. The PW March­ing Colo­nials will per­form in ex­hi­bi­tion and will be wel­com­ing back mem­bers of the 1987 Drum Line for an 25th an­niver­sary trib­ute. Tick­ets: A10Ladults; A7Lse­niors & chil­dren. oe­fresh­ments avail­able. For in­for­ma­tion, contact Joanne Walker at­band@ or call 610-8343847.

The sec­ond an­nual Wis­sahickon Val­ley Bark For Life will be held Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at Fort Wash­ing­ton State Park’s Flour­town Day Use Area, 6199 W. Mill ooad, Flour­town. Dogs – and their own­ers – are in­vited to en­joy a leisurely one-mile stroll. Treats will be avail­able for all par­tic­i­pat­ing pups. And ca­nines with a com­pet­i­tive spirit will be able to com­pete in a host of con­tests for ti­tles rang­ing from “small­est dog” to “best hind-leg dancer.” In ad­di­tion, dog own­ers will have the chance to YLH IRU WHUUL­fiF UDIflH EDVNHWV that have been do­nated by gen­er­ous ven­dors and that DUH RYHUflRZLnJ ZLWK WRyV, treats and other doggy de­sir­ables. There will also be a ther­apy-dog demon­stra­tion, in­clud­ing in­for­ma­tion on en­roll­ment in the ther­apy-dog FHUWL­fiFDWH SURJUDP. BDUN )RU /LIH ZLOO EHnH­fiW WKH Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety as WKH fiUVW IunGUDLVHU RI WKH nHZ Wis­sahickon sal­ley oe­lay For Life sea­son. The oe­lay For Life is a year-long fundrais­ing ef­fort that cul­mi­nates in a 24-hour event in May. Through fundrais­ers and do­na­tions, last year’s Wis­sahickon sal­ley oe­lay raised more than A195,000 for the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety. For reg­is­tra­tion or other in­for­ma­tion, contact Marge Horner at 215-913-0995 or horner­ vou can also visit the event “Wis­sahickon sal­ley Bark For Life” on Face­book. Pet sup­ply ven­dors in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing at Bark should contact Marge.

Mead­owood will hold its 23rd an­nual Coun­try Fes­ti­val Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Mead­owood’s cam­pus, 3205 Skip­pack Pike, Worces­ter. This year’s fes­ti­val will fea­ture winethemed arts and crafts made by res­i­dents. Pro­ceeds benH­fiW WKH 0HDGRZRRG BHnHYo­lence Fund. Wine-themed arts and crafts are just some of the many home­made items for sale. There will also be home­made ce­ram­ics, baked goods and jams. Ad­di­tion­ally, there will be an­tiques and col­lectibles, vin­tage jew­elry, ap­parel, fur­ni­ture, home fur­nish­ings, books, mums and plants grown by Health Cen­ter res­i­dents for sale. At­ten­dees can en­joy a buf­fet lun­cheon in the din­ing room for a nom­inDO SULFH. 9DULRuV UDIflHV ZLOO take place, in­clud­ing the raf­flLnJ RI D KDnGPDGH, SLHFHG quilt en­ti­tled “Ocean Wave” from Lan­caster, Pa. The funds raised will be do­nated to the Mead­owood Benev­o­lence Fund, which pro­vides finDnFLDO DVVLVWDnFH WR WKRVH res­i­dents who out­live their re­sources. Last year’s fes­ti­val raised A17,500 for this Fund. Ad­mis­sion and park­ing are free. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Mead­owood at 610-584-1000.

RSVP of Mont­gomery County will hold its seventh an­nual RUN WILD 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk Oct. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Elmwood Park woo, 1661 Hard­ing Blvd., Nor­ris­town. Pro­ceeds will benH­fiW WKH nRnSUR­fiW’V FKLOGUHn’V OLWHUDFy SURJUDPV, EHnH­fiWLnJ 2,300-plus students throughout the county. oegis­tra­tion be­gins at 8 a.m. oain or shine event. Pre-reg­is­ter by vis­it­ing www.rsvpmc. org or call 610-834-1040 ext. 10. 5K fees: ages 6-16, A15; ages 17-plus, A25 (day of event A30). Walk fees: ages 6 to 16, A15; ages 17plus, A20; un­der 6 free. Free ad­mis­sion to the Elmwood woo with reg­is­tra­tion. The event will fea­ture en­ter­tain­ment, prizes and re­freshe­ments, and all who reg­is­ter prior to Sept. 30 will re­ceive a free T-shirt. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Margi at mar­

The His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mont­gomery County presents “Rut­ter’s Bloomery: The Found­ing of the Penn­syl­va­nia Iron Works” Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety’s head­quar­ters, 1654 DeKalb St., Nor­ris­town. The speaker will be Daniel Gra­ham. In 1715, Thomas out­ter, black­smith, min­is­ter and as-sem­bly­man, trav­eled up the Schuylkill oiver on the Manatawny ooad and “on his own strength” built 3Hn­nVyOYDnLD’V fiUVW FKDU­coal iron­works. By 1716, it was pro­duc­ing iron. Gra­ham will dis­cuss out­ter’s role in the found­ing of the in­dus­try, which has be­come syn-ony­mous with Penn­syl­va­nia’s and Mont­gomery County’s in­dus­trial past.

The Whitemarsh Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its Pump­kin Fes­ti­val Oct. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at Ply­mouth Whitemarsh High School’s sic­tory Field fea­tur­ing face paint­ing, pump­kin dec­o­rat­ing, pony rides, cup­cake dec­o­rat­ing and much more. (oain date: Oct. 14). For more in­for­ma­tion, contact 484-843-4735. sen­dors wel­come.

A “Spe­cial Event in Cel­e­bra­tion of Our Heroes: 9HWHUDnV, FLUH­figKWHUV DnG 3ROLFH 2IfiFHUV RI 0RnW­gomery and Delaware Coun­ties” will be held Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Wash­ing­ton Fire Com­pany, 36 W. Elm St., Con­shohocken. The event, a beef and beer, is be­ing hosted by Charles Gehret, can­di­date for state Se­nate, 17th Dis­trict. Spe­cial guests will in­clude David Chris­tian, Amer­ica’s youngest and most highly GHFRUDWHG RI­fiFHU IURP WKH siet­nam War, and David Bellavia, most dec­o­rated com­bat vet­eran of the Iraq war. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Judy Camiel at 610668-1730.

Mont­gomery County Community Col­lege will hold three community nights this fall in its sta­teof-the-art ob­ser­va­tory and ob­ser­va­tion deck: Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., weather per­mit­ting. The ob­ser­va­tory LV ORFDWHG Rn WKH WKLUG flRRU of the Col­lege’s Ad­vanced Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter, Cen­tral Cam­pus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-641-6460. Community 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 LWVHOI. 7KURuJK D fiEHU nHW­work, im­ages 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. Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 5. The ca­reer fairs are free of charge and are open to the pub­lic and will fea­ture up to 15 area busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions that are look­ing to re­cruit for part-time, 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 Nov. 13 fair, which will be held in the Ad­vanced Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter Atrium. Busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions that wish to par­tic­i­pate in the ca­reer fairs can reg­is­ter at http:LL tinyurl.comLMC3JobFairoeg or by con­tact­ing Cindy Cer-

ruti in the Of­fice of Ca­reer Ser­vices at 610-718-1802 or ccer­

The in­au­gu­ral Run 2 -LOO’V HRUVH 5. WR EHNH­fiW gill gust Wants 2 Help will be held Oct. 21 at Colo­nial El­e­men­tary School in Ply­mouth Meet­ing. It is an event for se­ri­ous run­ners, week­end ath­letes and fam­i­lies out for a morn­ing of fun. The non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion Jill Just Wants 2 Help (JJW2H) was cre­ated in mem­ory of Jil­lian Siegel, who lost her bat­tle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2008 at the age of 20. JJW2H, es­tab­lished by Jill’s fam­ily, is ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance to fam­i­lies with chil­dren and young adults un­der­go­ing can­cer treat­ment. The 5K will help to fund Jill’s House — a place for fam­i­lies to stay while their chil­dren re­ceive care in the hospi­tal. Run 2 Jill’s House will be­gin at 9 a.m., with fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing face paint­ing, bal­loon an­i­mals and mu­sic, sched­uled be­tween 7:30 and 10:30 am. An awards cer­e­mony di­rectly fol­low­ing the race will rec­og­nize for the first male and fe­male “Can­cer War­riors” to fin­ish the race — in­di­vid­u­als who have con­quered or are cur­rently bat­tling can­cer. Par­tic­i­pants can visit jjw2h. org to reg­is­ter or reg­is­ter on site the morn­ing of the event be­gin­ning at 7 a.m. The cost of ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion prior to Oct. 19 is $25, and $30 on the day of the event. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing reg­is­tra­tion costs for teams, fam­i­lies and chil­dren un­der 12, as well as team fundrais­ing op­tions, is avail­able on the web­site. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing event spon­sor­ship or race reg­is­tra­tion, contact Jen­nifer Peterkin at 610-348=5081 or Jen­nifer@mmevent­de­

The Whitemarsh En­camp­ment at Hope Lodge will be held Nov. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come to the 31st an­nual 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. En- joy sut­lers with pe­riod re­pro­duc­tions and colo­nial crafts. Learn about hearth cook­ing. Tour the Hope Lodge man­sion and much more. Hope Lodge is lo­cated at 553 S. Bethlehem Pike in Fort Wash­ing­ton. There is free on-site park­ing, and food is avail­able. Ad­mis­sion is $7 for adults; $5 for se­niors and youth/students; and chil­dren ages 5 and un­der are free. There is also a spe­cial fam­ily rate of $20 per car. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit: www.ushis­

Wil­liam geanes Memo­rial Li­brary

The Wil­liam geanes Memo­rial Li­brary is open at 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill. Visit www.jeanes­li­ or call 610-8280441 for in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter for pro­grams. ON­GO­ING EVENTS: • Babes and Bibs Sto­ry­time: Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 11:15 a.m. Ba­bies up to about 1 year and their care­givers are in­vited for a half-hour of songs, move­ment and books. Bring your li­brary card so you can take some ma­te­ri­als home to share with baby and some books to help you as a par­ent. Free. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

• Tales for Tots: Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:15 a.m. and Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at 11:15 a.m. Chil­dren about 2-and-a-half to 3-and-ahalf years are in­vited with a care­giver for sto­ries, songs, fin­ger­plays and a craft with Miss Linda and her pup­pet, Lucy. Free. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

• Mother Goose Sto­ry­time: Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 11:15 a.m. and Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at 10:15 a.m. Care­givers and their chil­dren about 1-and-a-half to 2-anda-half years are in­vited to join Miss Beth for sto­ries, rhymes and mu­sic. Free. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

• Read­ing Romp: Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at 1:30 p.m. Read­ing Romp, a sto­ry­time for preschool­ers from about 2 to 5 years old, is taught by Mrs. Linda Doll. There will be sto­ries, songs and rhymes fol­lowed by a cool

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