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.
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Condolences may be made at www.ciavarellifuneralhomes.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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. chEnrichment.org 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. chEnrichment.org. 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. MC-NPL.org 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 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. morrisarboretum.org 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.morrisarboretum.org.
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.montgomerycountyrecycles.org 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:
• (OHFWURnLFV FROOHFWLRn events:
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