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 Great- er 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 610-5393393.
The Greater Norristown Art League and Alter Care, the owner of the Einstein Montgomery Medical Arts Building, located behind Einstein Hospital, have teamed up to present a display of artwork in the building’s hallway every six months. The premiere reception for the current show will be Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Artwork may be for sale. Artists currently displaying are GNAL members Dan Alderfer, Fran Barone, Frank Batson, Jo Ann Cooksey Bono, Ann Brennan, Patrice DeVirgilis, Lauren Daddona, Cathy Grygiel, Tom Lebish, Jim McFarlane, Nancy Moldofsky, Carol Salter, Lorraine Sierchio, Mary Jo Szczur, Doug Tweddale, Susannah Hart Thomer, Martin Wigg and Arnold Winkler. GNAL’s website is www.gnal.org.
BMI Busters at Greater Plymouth Community Center. This award-winning four-week program is designed to help your chilGrHN fiJHW FHLOGHRRG REHVLWy. Through the use of weight training, cardiovascular exercise and nutritional information, your child will lose ZHLJHW DNG JDLN FRNfiGHNFH. Each child will be weighed weekly and given prizes based on weight lost. Nutrition will be discussed once a week; topics will include healthy snack choices and portion control. Occasionally, healthy food samples will be given out for children to try. In this program, kids will be using the Active Zone equipment and other various exercise equipment. Ages: 7 to 14. Offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Oct. 22 to Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Nov. 26 to Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Price: non-resident: $80; non-resident with pass: $65; resident: $60; resident with pass: $50. For detailed information, visit www. plymouthcommunitycenter. org. Register by visiting the Community Center at 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting or by calling 610-2774312. The Community Center accepts payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
Kid’s Exercise Express at Greater Plymouth Community Center. Get your kids moving with this quick, safe and effective workout! This is a 30-minute workout designed to keep your kids moving for all 30 minutes! Active Zone equipment will be used along with special stations using medicine balls, stability balls, jump ropes, balance boards and much more! Tuesday and Thursdays from Nov. 6 to Dec. 6 (no class Nov. 22) Ages 7 to 9 from 6 to 6:30 p.m.; ages 10 to 14 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Price: non-resident: $50; non-resident with pass: $41; resident: $41; resident with pass: $36. For detailed information, visit www.
plymouthcommunitycenter. org. Register by visiting the Community Center at 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting or by calling 610-2TT4312. The Community Center accepts payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
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 610-2TT-4312 or visit www.thegpcc.org. Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
The Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Police Association will meet Oct. 13 at T p.m. at Hancock Station, 2TE 820 W. Airy St., Norristown. See map on montcofp.org. Congressman Pat Meehan will be our speaker. Refreshments will EH VHUVHG. $OO fiUH SROLFH DUH welcome to attend.
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants will host for breakfast, networking and a “Buzz Session” discussion on “Recognizing & Tackling Ethical Issues in Consulting” Nov. 9 from T:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Plymouth Country Club, 888 Plymouth Road, Plymouth Meeting. This topic will be presented by Mark Haas, president of research and organization management of Washington, D. C., and past national boardcChair and CEO of IMC USA. This session addresses what a consultant needs to know — and be — to leverage his or her reputation for integrity. In addition to reviewing recent consulting ethical failures and their fallout, we will cover when it is appropriate to raise ethical issues and when discretion can be dangerous. Register for this event at http:// www. imcusa. org/ events. Cost: members $19 (members must login to the members area at www.imcusa.org to get the member price); non-members: $29.
The Whitemarsh Business Association will hold its Pumpkin Festival Oct. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Victory Field featuring face painting, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, cupcake decorating and much more. (Rain date: Oct. 14). For more information, contact 484-843-4T35. Vendors welcome.
Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunity: Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at Norristown Farm Park, Barley Sheaf Drive and Germantown Pike, East Norriton. Help plant seedlings and the seeds of native plant species in areas where invasive plants have been removed. We need your help! Please bring hand trowels and work gloves. Ages: adults and children ages 9-plus. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 610-2T0-0215.
A “Special Event in Celebration of Our Heroes: 9HWHrDnV, FLrHfiJhWHrV DnG 3ROLFH 2IfiFHrV RI MRnWgomery 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, 1Tth District. Special guests will include David Christian, America’s youngest and most highly GHFRUDWHG RIfiFHU IURP WKH Vietnam War, and David Bellavia, most decorated combat veteran of the Iraq war. For more information, contact Judy Camiel at 610668-1T30.
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.
The inaugural Run 2 -LOO’V HRuVH 5. WR EHnHfiW Jill Just 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 nonSURfiW RUJDNLZDWLRN -LOO -UVW 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 T:30 and 10:30 am. An awards ceremony directly following the race will recognize IRU WKH fiUVW PDOH DNG IHPDOH “CDNFHU :DUULRUV” WR fiNLVK 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 T 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 Peter- kin at 610-348=5081 or Jennifer@mmeventdesign.com.
Scarecrow Making: Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. at at Norristown Farm Park, Barley Sheaf Drive and Germantown Pike, East Norriton.M ake your Halloween scarecrow with us. We’ll have a contest (with several categories) to see whose is best. Donate your scarecrow to our Parkin-the-Dark night hike, or take it home. Bring clothes and a hat for your scarecrow. Ages: 5 to adults Cost $5 per scarecrow. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 610-2T0-0215.
The Acquired Brain Injury Network will hold an Open House at its new EaJOHvLOOH RIfiFH 2FW. 24 from 5 to T p.m. Families, survivors and community friends are welcome. Please come and enjoy light refreshments and our display of brochures, the “2012 Brain Injury Notebook,” brain models and books on brain injury. The RIfiFH LV ORFDWHG LN 6ULWH ( RI the Family Services Building at 3125 Ridge Pike, EagOHVLOOH. 8VH WKH fiUVW-flRRU HNtrance on the right side of the building. To register, contact Joyce at 484-T51-5244 or email@example.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 1TTT 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 is located at 553 S. Bethlehem Pike in Fort Washington. There is free on-site parking, and food is available. Admission is $T 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.
Montgomery County Community College will hold career fairs at its CenWrDO &DPSuV, 340 DH.DOE 3LNH, BOuH BHOO, IrRP 11:30 D.P. WR 1:30 S.P. 1Rv. 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 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 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://tinyurl. com/MC3JobFairReg or by contacting Cindy Cerruti in WKH 2IfiFH RI CDUHHU 6HUVLFHV at 610-T18-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County, located at 536 George St., Norristown, offers the following programs. For more information, call 610-2T5-1960.
• 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 Reed at 610-2T5-1960.
• Volunteer drivers are needed for the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers can help once a week or once a month. For more information, call Larry Reed at 610-2T5-1960.
• SAAC’s Fifth Avenue Boutique is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
MONTCO SAAC offers the following classes:
• Investments: Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. The Montco SAAC will host an informative seminar on your investments and how you can make your money work for you.
• Living withe Vision Loss: Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Juleann Lieberman, director of Ew2C Foundation, will present information on living with vision loss and strategies and tools for everyday living. Liberman has firV-WKDnG HxSHrLHnFH Ln OLYing with vision loss, as she is visually impared herself.
• BDnN AIfiOLDWLon 6HPLnar: Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Owen Wooten, of National Penn Bank, will present a seminar on ways to use your EDnN DIfiOLDWLRn PRrH HIIHFtively.
• Nursing Home Information: Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Did you ever wonder how you would be able to support yourself or a loved one in a nursing home? Lawyer Jeremy Clarke will present information on this topic.
• Silver Sneakers with Laurie: Every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m.
• Dance class: Every Monday at 10:30 a.m.
• voga 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 610-2T5-1960.
Sixty Plus or Minus Seniors Club. Retirees are invited to become part of the 60 Plus or Minus Seniors Club at Christ’s Lutheran Church, T00 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 drive-thru flu FOLnLF Ior Dny MonWgomery County resident age 6 months and older. There will also be six walkLn FoPPunLWy flu VLWHV. The shots are free for Montgomery County residents. Oct. 13: DrLYH-WKru flu FOLnLF DW Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Group Weight Loss Class, OHG Ey FHrWLfiHG KROLVtic health counselor Amanda 5LzzR ZLOO EH KHOG Rn WKH firVW and third Wednesday of each month from T to 8:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church of Wyndmoor, 801 E. Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor. The class is $T5 per month. To register or for more information, call 215-680-019T.
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 6uVDn 3LHrFH, FHrWLfiHG GLDEHtes educator, for small-group discussions about diabetesrelated issues including diet, medications, stress, physical activity and more! Free. • Fitness classes: Exercise at Aerobics, Etc. 2nJRLnJ HxHrFLVH FODVVHV IRr seniors. The First PresbyterLDn CKurFK Ln 6SrLnJfiHOG, Mill Road 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 215-3565500 for more information, Rr WR rHJLVWHr. 7KH firVW FODVV is free.
Golden voga: A Breathing, 6WrHWFKLnJ DnG 5HODxDWLRn Class. Fridays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lea Auditorium, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. , Philadelphia Registration for four classes at a time required. Golden yoga is classical yoga, adapted by the SKY Foundation, to accommodate those who KDYH GLIfiFuOWy JHWWLnJ uS DnG GRZn IrRP WKH flRRr. 7KH program includes postures, ErHDWKLnJ, rHODxDWLRn DnG 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. Registration is required. Call 215-24T-3029. Cost: $20 for 4 classes per month.
Tai Chi. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Chapel, Montgomery Rehab Center. 8601 Stenton Av- enue, Wyndmoor. Classes, for the novice or beginner/ intermediate student, are designed to improve balance, power, posture, coordination, flHxLELOLWy DnG PHnWDO IRFuV. Slow, gentle movements are PRGLfiHG WR PRVW HYHryRnH’V abilities. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215233-9004. Cost: $T per class/ paid monthly. • Support groups: Weight Loss Support Group. Last Wednesday of each month, T - 8 p.m. Main Level Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia Join us each month for an evening of education, VuSSRrW DnG OLYHOy HxFKDnJH of information and ideas to help achieve your weight loss goals. Topics include life VWyOH PRGLfiFDWLRn, nuWrLWLRn DnG HxHrFLVH. GuHVW VSHDNHrV SrRYLGH HxSHrW DGYLFH Rn related topics. Registration required. Call 215-T53-2000.
For Women Who Grieve. Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Women’s Center, 8811 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. For most women, the loss of their spouse or loved one is intensely personal and overwhelming. Their life is forever changed, yet they DrH HxSHFWHG WR EH WKH VDPH. Achieving balance and independence is a constant struggle. For Women Who Grieve, facilitated by Barbara A. Penny, a local attorney and advocate who lost her husband to cancer 13 years ago will provide emotional support and the tools to move forward. Additionally, Barbara will provide the opportunity for participants to talk openly in an intimate setting about life after this life-altering event. For more information or to register, call 215-260-1268.
Menopause Support Group. 7:30 S.P. 0HGLFDO 2IfiFH Building, Suite 40, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. Supportive therapy and education session. We’ll address issues such as menopause, body image, relationships, career and enjoyment. Facilitated by Lisa Lambert, M.D., and Nancy Pollack, M.S. Cost: $15 per session. Registration required. Call 215482-0408.
Advanced Cancer Support Group – New Group! Second Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Conference Room 109, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. , Philadelphia. This new monthly group for people with any type of cancer that has recurred, is metastatic, or advanced is an opportunity to discuss the stresses, changes and challenges that such a diagnosis may bring. The group is facilitated by Lori Curtis, M.S.W. Please call the Cancer Resource Center at 215-248-804T to register.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group. Third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – T p.m. Williams Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia Man to Man is an education and support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, whether newly diagnosed, in or posttreatment, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Spouses and partners welcome. Please call the Cancer Resource Center at 215-248804T to register.
Breast Cancer Networking Group. Fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – T p.m. Women’s Center, 8811 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. A support and educational group for women diagnosed with breast cancer that are receiving currently treatment or are dealing with survivorship issues. Group is facilitated by Linda Simmons, C.R.N.P., and Lori Curtis, M.S.W. Call the Cancer Resource Program, 215-248-804T, to let us know you’ll attend.
Caregiver Support Program. First Thursday of the month, 5:30 – T p.m. Williams Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. Caregivers for people with cancer face challenges as they try to support and assist their loved ones, and also balance other aspects of their lives. This monthly series, sponsored and presented in partnership with Keystone Care, will teach caregivers how to communicate with the health care team, family and IrLHnGV; finG PHDnLnJ Ln WKH FDrHJLYHr HxSHrLHnFH; PDnDJH GLIfiFuOW VLWuDWLRnV (H.J., legal matters and advanced illness and understand the importance of self-care). Call the Cancer Resource Program, 215-248-804T, to let us know you’ll attend.
Grief Support Group for adults who have lost a spouse or partner to cancer. Second Thursday of the month, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Conference Room 109, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. When people lose someone important to them, they go through a normal process called grieving which can help in accepting and understanding their loss. Grieving involves feeling many different emotions over time, all of which help the person come to terms with the loss of a loved one. This group provides a safe, caring place to underVWDnG DnG VKDrH HxSHrLHnFHV and feelings for persons who are facing living alone, someWLPHV IRr WKH firVW WLPH Ln GHcades. Group is facilitated by Lori Curtis, M.S.W., L.S.W., oncology social worker. Please call 215-248-8930 if you want to attend.