The Colonial - - OPINION -

Robert F. Miller

oobert F. Miller, aka Ge­orge-Tur­tle. “Tur­tle” al­ways said, “I’m not go­ing to tell them when I die. So, it’s up to what’s her face” — Fran, Nina, Ed and Stella, to let you know Pop-Pop Tur­tle will be in our hearts from now on in a spe­cial way.

oobert loved to tell un­be­liev­able sto­ries of his many ad­ven­tures with his fam­ily. He re­cently looked for­ward to tak­ing scenic rides with Dana, Tracey and Heather. oobert’s love of na­ture was ev­i­dent in his art. He ac­quired many friend­ships dur­ing his life, all of which could be a best seller. oobert loved the Phillies, feed­ing peo­ple, and ad­mir­ing the beauty in women.

All are in­vited to help cel- ebrate oobert’s unique life and spirit on Thurs­day, Oct. 4, 2012, at 7:30 PM at Emil J. Ci­avarelli Fam­ily Funeral Homes, 951 E. But­ler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002. A visi­ta­tion will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate.

,n OLHu RI flRwHrV, PH­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made in oobert’s name to Phi­l­abun­dance, 3616 S. Gal­loway St., Philadel­phia, PA 19148.

Con­do­lences may be made at www.ciavarel­li­fu­ner­al­ craft. Plan about 45 min­utes for sto­ry­time and bring your li­brary card to take li­brary ma­te­ri­als home with you, too. Free. oegis­tra­tion is re­quired.

• Read­ing Roundup: Oct. 15, 22 and 29 at 4:15 p.m. Chil­dren ages 4 to 8 can sign up to read with a stu­dent in sixth to 12th grade. oead­ing ooundup runs un­til Nov. 19. Please sign up for each week your child will at­tend. Teen bud­dies should contact “Miss Beth” to sign up. Please reg­is­ter.

• Hatha Yoga: Oct. 9 and 16 at 3:30 p.m. This clas­si­cal yoga class is for ex­pe­ri­enced yo­gis and be­gin­ners who are able to sit on WhH flRRr DnG VWDnG. BrLnJ D yoga mat or beach towel to class. The cost for the hour long class is A5 per class, which can be paid the day of the class or in ad­vance. SPE­CIAL EVENTS: • Sto­ries & Craft with PW Art Club: Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Chil­dren ages 3 to 7 are in­vited to hear a story and make a craft with the PW Art Club. Please reg­is­ter.

• Let’s Talk About Books: Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Have you ever wanted to know what your neigh­bors and friends have been read­ing? Here is your op­por­tu­nity to share with oth­ers your re­ac­tion to a book you’ve just read. The Jeanes Li­brary is start­ing a forum for those who want to share their fa­vorite books with oth­ers and also for those of you who’d like to hear opin­ions and syn­opses from some­one be­sides a pro­fes­sional critic. We’d like to have up to 10 par­tic­i­pants per ses­sion pre­pared to talk for fiYH PLnuWHV DERuW D ERRN. Please contact oobyn Train at ei­ther or 610-828-0441.

• Socrates Café: Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Dis­cus­sion group. New at­ten­dees are wel­come. Socrates Café are gath­er­ings around the world where peo­ple from dif­fer­ent backgrounds get to­gether and ex­change thought­ful ideas and ex­pe­ri­ences while em­brac­ing the cen­tral idea of as­so­ci­ated with con­vers­ing and ques­tion­ing; the idea that we learn more when we ques­tion and. in par­tic­u­lar, ques­tion with oth­ers. These are one-and-a-half hour, in­for­mal con­ver­sa­tions that any­one is wel­come to join. Dis­cus­sion top­ics emerge from the in­ter­est of the par­tic­i­pant. Please reg­is­ter.

• Min­utes for Misty: Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Chil­dren 2-plus and their fam­i­lies are in­vited to join Misty, a love­able ther­apy dog, and her owner, Sandy Spitzer. Chil­dren will have the op­por­tu­nity to brush Misty, play with her and give her treats. Please reg­is­ter.

• 0DG 6FLHnFH HDOORwHHn Event: Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Get ready for eye-pop­ping demon­stra­tions at this silly, fun Hal­loween spe­cial sci­ence event pre­sented by Mad Sci­ence of New Jersey. The event is rec­om­mended for preschool­ers and school chil­dren and their fam­i­lies. No sign up is nec­es­sary and it’s free.

• Com­puter Class: Be­gin­ning Word 2010: Oct. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This class is lim­ited to seven par­tic­i­pants. The be­gin­ning Word 2010 class will fa­mil­iar­ize you with ba­sic uses of Word and some of the changes in the 2010 ver­sion. If you have a lap­top with a wire­less con­nec­tion and Word in­stalled, please bring it. We will be pro­vid­ing PC lap­tops run­ning Mi­crosoft 2IfiFH 2010, ,nWHrnHW (xplorer and Mozilla Fire­fox browsers. Please reg­is­ter.

• Af­ter­noon Book Club: Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. Email or call to be­come a mem­ber of the Jeanes Li­brary Book Club. Please make a reser­va­tion. The book for Oc­to­ber is “The Art of Hear­ing Heart­beats” by Jan-Philipp Send­ker. The li­brary will be re­serv­ing a num­ber of copies for Book Club mem­bers. The af­ter­noon and evening book clubs will be read­ing the same book each month so you will have two pos­si­ble times to join us for a dis­cus­sion. Please reg­is­ter.

• Evening Book Club: Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Email or call to be­come a mem­ber of the Jeanes Li­brary Book Club. Please make a reser­va­tion. The book for Oc­to­ber is “The Art of Hear­ing Heart­beats” by Jan-Philipp Send­ker. The li­brary will be re­serv­ing a num­ber of copies for Book Club mem­bers. The af­ter­noon and evening book clubs will be read­ing the same book each month so you will have two pos­si­ble times to join us for a dis­cus­sion. Please reg­is­ter.

• Chil­dren’s Art Pro­gram: Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Chil­dren are in­vited to at­tend an art pro­gram taught by an in­struc­tor from the Whitemarsh Art Cen­ter. Please reg­is­ter.

• Ap­ple Cider Work­shop: Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Me­lanie Gold­ner will show chil­dren how ap­ple cider is made and learn lots of things about ap­ples. Chil­dren will get to sam­ple some cider. oec­om­mended for chil­dren 4 to10 years. No cost, but space is lim­ited. Please reg­is­ter.

• Bed­time Sto­ry­time: Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. This evening’s guest is Lil­lian McCuen from Ed­u­ca­tional Net­works. Chil­dren 2 1L2 to 6 years old are in­vited to come in their pa­ja­mas for sto­ries and ac­tiv­i­ties. No signup nec­es­sary.

• Do you Be­lieve in Ghosts?: Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. This pro­gram is free, open to the pub­lic and for all ages. South Jersey Ghost oe­search’s lec­tures in­clude video, EPs (ghost voices) pre­sen­ta­tion, photo dis­plays, and a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion with real para­nor­mal re­searchers.

• Na­tional Art So­ci­ety Trav­el­ing Art Show: Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. Free. No signup nec­es­sary.

• Po­etry Shots: Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a po­etry dis­cus­sion evening. vou don’t need to pre­pare; we will read each poem to­gether and then dis­cuss. Free. No signup nec­es­sary.

• Teen Po­etry Slam: Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.

• Pup­pets Piz­zazz Hal­loween Show: Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m. Pup­pets Piz­zazz is back again with an all­new kid-friendly Hal­loween ex­trav­a­ganza! Signup is not nec­es­sary, and all ages are in­vited. This is an in­ter­ac­tive event with singing and danc­ing as well as the pup­pets.

Con­shohocken Free


The Con­shohocken Free Li­brary, 301 Fayette St. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for pro­grams call 610-825-1656. The li­brary will present the fol­low­ing pro­grams:

• In­fant Sto­ry­time: Tuesdays at 10 and 10:45 a.m. Sto­ries, songs and fun for in­fants up to 2 years old. Each sto­ry­time is lim­ited to 16 chil­dren. Please call to re­serve your child’s spot in ad­vance each week start­ing Mon­day at noon.

• Star Wars Reads: Oct. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. Join us for Star Wars crafts, snacks, books and more. Star Wars fun for the whole fam­ily! Call 610-825-1656 to reg­is­ter.

• Long-Term Care Plan­ning: Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Come learn about the ris­ing costs of long-term care, plan­ning op­tions, what Medi­care will cover and more! Call 610-825-1656 to reg­is­ter.

• Preschool Story Time: Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m. En­joy sto­ries, songs and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren ages 2 to 5. Please call 610-825-1656 to reg­is­ter.

• News­pa­pers and Ge­neal­ogy: Oct. 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. oSsP re­quired (610-825-1656) for this lim­ited-space, catered spe­cial event! sery soon, full­text, search­able is­sues of the Con­shohocken oecorder (from 1879 to 1964) will be avail­able on­line, free to the pub­lic. In cel­e­bra­tion of this new ar­chive, we will en­joy a free lunch from Ex­tra­or­di­nary Ed­i­bles, and re­search ex­pert Dr. James Bei­dler will dis­cuss news­pa­pers and ge­neal­ogy and will an­swer ques­tions.

• Makin’ Mu­sic: Oct. 22 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Pre­sented by the Mu­sic Train­ing Cen­ter, this in­ter­ac­tive mu­sic en­rich­ment pro­gram is de­signed for ba­bies and toddlers up to age 3. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610825-1656.

Nor­ris­town Pub­lic


Mont­gomery Coun­tyNor­ris­town Pub­lic Li­brary, 1001 Pow­ell St., Nor­ris­town (610-278-5100 ext. 205), presents the fol­low­ing pro­grams:

• Med­i­ta­tion for Spir­i­tual Aware­ness (Part Four of FourF: Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. Whether you are a be­gin­ner or ex­pe­ri­enced med­i­ta­tion prac­ti­tioner, come to prac­tice this sim­ple, yet pow­er­ful med­i­ta­tion tech­nique,

The Mont­gomery County Li­brary Dis­trict Book­mo­bile will make the fol­low­ing stops: Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Greater Ply­mouth Community Cen­ter, 2910 Jolly ooad, Ply­mouth. Oct. 17 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. at Place One Apart­ments, 777 W. Ger­man­town Pike, Ply­mouth. Oct. 8 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norriton Square Shop­ping Cen­ter, Shopoite, 55 W. Ger­man­town Pike, East Norriton. Oct. 10 and 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Ply­mouth Square Shop­ping Cen­ter, oidge and But­ler Pikes, Ply­mouth.

The Ch­est­nut Hill Cen­ter for En­rich­ment, 8431 Ger­man­town Ave., will of­fer the fol­low­ing pro­grams:

• The monthly Lit­er­ary Sa­lon se­ries will fea­ture An­thony Bruno, au­thor of “The Ice­man,” Oct. 17 and Liz Moore, au­thor of “Heft,” Nov. 14. Tick­ets are A12 in ad­vance; A15 at the door. For reser­va­tions, visit www. chEn­rich­ or call 215-248-0180.

• In­tro­duc­tion to the IPad with Lee Berg: Satur­days through Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Ba­sics of Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy with Owen Bid­dle: Satur­days through Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

• Theater Un­bound: A Short Play­writ­ing Work­shop with gosh McIl­vain: Mon­days through Oct. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.

• Be­gin­ning Gui­tar with Carol Tile­ston: Thursdays Oct. 10 to Nov. 7

Art at the Barnes with art his­to­rian Mar­i­lyn Mac­Gre­gor: Tuesdays Oct. 16 to Nov. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

• In­tro to gewelry De­sign with the staff of Bum­ble Beads: Oct. 13 to 1 p.m.

Early reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended. For work­shop fees and to reg­is­ter, call 215-248-0355 or visit www. chEn­rich­ which re­duces stress and emo­tional pain, en­hances con­cen­tra­tion and grants you peace, joy and sense of pur­pose.

• Silent Film Fes­ti­val: Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. Check out www. for the cur­rent movie.

• Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy Work­shop: Oct. 11. Ses­sion 1 at 2:30 p.m.: Learn about cam­era set­tings and setup. Ses­sion 2 at 5 p.m.: Ba­sics for tak­ing good pic­tures.



The Se­nior Adult Ac­tiv­i­ties Cen­ter of Mont­gomery County, lo­cated at 536 Ge­orge St., Nor­ris­town, of­fers the fol­low­ing pro­grams. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-275-1960.

• Gormet Weight Wise: Oct. 5 at noon. The theme for Gourmet Weight Wise this month is heart health. Learn about choles­terol, meta­bolic syn­drome and how to lower your blood pres­sure. This group meets weekly.

• Stay Safe, Happy and Se­cure: Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Danielle Charry, of the Lin­coln Cen­ter, will continue her dis­cus­sion on how to stay happy, safe and se­cure.

• Af­ford­able Care Act Dis­cus­sion: Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Join state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Penn­syl­va­nia Health Ac­cess Net­work for an in­for­ma­tive dis­cus­sion of the Af­ford­able Care Act and how it will af­fect you.

• Adult day ser­vices are avail­able, with a full day of ac­tiv­i­ties, lunch and snacks pro­vided. The ser­vices are an al­ter­na­tive to nurs­ing home care and a way to pro­vide rest to care­givers. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Larry

Vol­un­teer driv­ers are needed for the Meals on Wheels pro­gram. sol­un­teers can help once a week or once a month. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Larry oeed at 610-275-1960.

• SAAC’s Fifth Av­enue Bou­tique is open Mon­day through Fri­day, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

MONTCO SAAC of­fers the fol­low­ing classes:

• Sil­ver Sneak­ers with Lau­rie: Ev­ery Mon­day and Wed­nes­day at 1 p.m.

• Dance class: Ev­ery Mon­day at 10:30 a.m.

• Yoga with Lau­rie: Ev­ery Tues­day at 10:30 a.m.

• Line Danc­ing: Ev­ery Thurs­day at 10:30 a.m.

• Zumba: Ev­ery Fri­day at 10:30 a.m.

Classes are held at 536 Ge­orge Street, Nor­ris­town. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Su­san Ed­gren or Pat Macken­zie at 610-275-1960.

Sixty Plus or Mi­nus Se­niors Club. oe­tirees are in­vited to be­come part of the 60 Plus or Mi­nus Se­niors Club at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 700 E. Penn­syl­va­nia Ave., Ore­land. Good food,de­li­cious desserts, and friendly peo­ple, make for a pleas­ant time. Monthly meet­ings are held the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at 12:15 p.m. Please join us in the start of our 28th year. For In­for­ma­tion call Christ’s Lutheran Church at 215-8884612.

The Mont­gomery County Health Depart­ment, in con­junc­tion with the Mont­gomery County Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety, will be con­duct­ing one GULYH-WKUU flU FOLNLF IRU any Mont­gomery County res­i­dent age 6 months and older. There will also be VLx ZDON-LN FRPPUNLWy flU sites. The shots are free for Mont­gomery County res­i­dents. Oct. 13: Drive-thru flu FOLnLF DW 0RnWJRPHUy County Community Col­lege, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Group Weight Loss Class, OHG Ey FHUWL­fiHG KROLVtic health coun­selor Amanda 5LzzR wLOO EH KHOG Rn WKH fiUVW and third Wed­nes­day of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church of Wyn­d­moor, 801 E. Wil­low Grove Ave., Wyn­d­moor. The class is A75 per month. To reg­is­ter or for more in­forma-


Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal of­fers the fol­low­ing pro­grams:

• Di­a­betes Ed­u­ca­tion Class. Wed­nes­days noon – 2 p.m. Li­brary, Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia If you have been di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes, pre-di­a­betes or ges­ta­tional di­a­betes, ed­u­ca­tion and care­ful man­age­ment can help en­sure that you live well. Join Su­san 3LHUFH, FHUWL­fiHG GLDEHWHV ed­u­ca­tor, for small-group dis­cus­sions about di­a­betes­re­lated is­sues in­clud­ing diet, med­i­ca­tions, stress, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and more! Free. • Fit­ness classes: Ex­er­cise at Aer­o­bics, Etc. On­go­ing ex­er­cise classes for se­niors. The First Pres­byteULDn CKuUFK Ln 6SULnJ­fiHOG, Mill ooad and Bethlehem Pike, Flour­town. Se­nior Circle mem­bers re­ceive prizes for par­tic­i­pa­tion. In­formed con­sents and waivers must be signed prior to par­tic­i­pa­tion in the classes. Call 215356-5500 for more in­for­maWLRn, RU WR UHJLVWHU. 7KH fiUVW class is free.

Golden Yoga: A Breath­ing, Stretch­ing and oe­lax­ation Class. Fri­days, 2:303:30 p.m. Lea Au­di­to­rium, Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave. , Philadel­phia oegis­tra­tion for four classes at a time re­quired. Golden yoga is clas­si­cal yoga, adapted by the SKv Foun­da­tion, to ac­com­moGDWH WKRVH wKR KDYH GLI­fi­culty get­ting up and down IURP WKH flRRU. 7KH SURJUDP in­cludes pos­tures, breath­ing, re­lax­ation and med­i­ta­tion tech­niques, all per­formed while sit­ting in a chair and stand­ing. In­struc­tor Bar­bara Le­vitt has been teach­ing yoga for the past 30 years and has even taught peo­ple in their nineties. oegis­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 215-2473029. Cost: A20 for 4 classes per month.

Tai Chi. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Chapel, Mont­gomery oe­hab Cen­ter. 8601 Sten­ton Av­enue, Wyn­d­moor. Classes, for the novice or be­gin­nerL in­ter­me­di­ate stu­dent, are de­signed to im­prove bal­ance, power, pos­ture, coRUGLnDWLRn, flHxLELOLWy DnG men­tal fo­cus. Slow, gen­tle PRYHPHnWV DUH PRGL­fiHG WR most ev­ery­one’s abil­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sign up for a free in­tro­duc­tory class, call 215-2339004. Cost: A7 per classL­paid monthly.

Mor­ris Arboretum

Mor­ris Arboretum of­fers more than 50 classes each spring and fall:

• How Does Na­ture In­spire You? An Art Se­ries for Kids. In this four-week se­ries, chil­dren ages 8-12 will look to na­ture, grand and small, for in­spi­ra­tion. Par­tic­i­pants will will print their own sta­tion­ary us­ing de­signs based on ob­jects found in na­ture.

• Land­scape De­sign Stu­dio. In this course, students will de­velop a con­cep­tual de­sign for a res­i­den­tial gar­den. Brief lec­tures each week for seven weeks will cover client re­la­tion­ships, site anal­y­sis, con­cept de­vel­op­ment, graphic com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­niques, land­scape ma­te­rial in­clud­ing plants and hard­scape con­struc­tion, and con­cep­tual de­sign. A ma­jor­ity of the course will be de­voted to stu­dio work and gain­ing a ba­sic un­der­stand­ing of the de­sign process.

Class times and costs vary, so check the web­site, www. mor­ris­ar­bore­ or call 215-247-5777 for more in­for­ma­tion. vou may also reg­is­ter on­line at on­line.mor­ris­ar­bore­tum.orgL­classes.

The Mor­ris Arboretum of the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia is lo­cated at 100 East North­west­ern Av­enue in the Ch­est­nut Hill sec­tion of Philadel­phia. The 92-acre hor­ti­cul­ture dis­play gar­den fea­tures a spec­tac­u­lar col­lec­tion of ma­ture trees in a beau­ti­ful and col­or­ful land­scape. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.mor­ris­ar­bore­


Frank­ford High School 60-Year Re­union - Class of gan­uary/gune 1952. Evening re­cep­tion Oct. 11 and lunch Oct. 12 at the Crown Plaza, Street ooad, Trevose. Contact Mike Ga­bor at 609266-3909 or fdo­bisch@aol. com.


Mont­gomery County is again to col­lect­ing house­hold haz­ardous waste. In an ef­fort to in­crease ser­vices, de­crease costs and im­prove the over­all event ex­pe­ri­ence, Mont­gomery County in 2012 has opted to hold six sep­a­rate HHWonly events and eight sep­a­rate Elec­tron­ics-only events. HHW will not be ac­cepted at elec­tron­ics events and elec­tron­ics will not be ac­cepted at HHW events. All col­lec­tion sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion call the Mont­gomery County “oe­cy­cling Hot­line” at 610-278-278-3618. sisit www.mont­gomerycoun­tyre­cy­ for more in­for­ma­tion on the house­hold haz­ardous waste and elec­tron­ics col­lec­tion pro­gram in­clud­ing a list of drop-off lo­ca­tions throughRuW WKH fiYH-FRunWy DUHD. The pub­lic may also sign up to re­ceive email up­dates or “like” us on Face­book to keep in­formed on all things per­tain­ing to re­cy­cling and haz­ardous waste in the county.

The 2012 col­lec­tion sites and dates for Mont­gomery County are as fol­lows:


Sat., Oct. 27 – Spring­fiHOG 7RwnVKLS HLJK School, 1801 E. Pa­per Mill ooad, Er­den­heim, PA 19038

Thurs., Nov. 15 – Mont­gomery Mall, 230 Mont­gomery Mall, North Wales, PA 19454. (Amer­ica oe­cy­cles Day - Au­to­mo­tive tires will also be ac­cepted at this event for re­cy­cling)

• HH: CROOHFWLRn Events:

Sat., Oct. 20 – Lower Me­rion Pub­lic Works, 1300 N. Wood­bine Ave., Penn sal­ley, PA 19072

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