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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.thegpcc.org. Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly ooad, Plymouth Meet-
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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 email@example.com. 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 at jwalker.pwband@ gmail.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@mmeventdesign.com.
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.ushistory.org/hope.
William geanes Memorial Library
The William geanes Memorial Library is open at 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill. Visit www.jeaneslibrary.org 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