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in the building’s hallway every six months. The premiere reception for the current show will be Oct. 26 from 5:PM to 7:PM p.m. Artwork may be for sale. Artists currently displaying are dkAi members Dan Alderfer, Fran Barone, Frank Batson, Jo Ann Cooksey Bono, Ann Brennan, Patrice DeVirgilis, iauren Daddona, Cathy drygiel, Tom iebish, Jim McFarlane, kancy Moldofsky, Carol Salter, iorraine Sierchio, Mary Jo Szczur, Doug Tweddale, Susannah eart Thomer, Martin tigg and Ar-
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 ieague is located at 8MM t. dermantown Pike, bast korriton. For more information, visit gnal.org or call S1M5P9-PP9P.
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 nold tinkler. dkAi’s website is www.gnal.org.
BMI Busters at Greater Plymouth Communtiy Center. This award-winning fourweek program is designed WR KHOS yRuU FKLOGUHn fiJKW childhood obesity. Through the use of weight training, cardiovascular exercise and nutritional information, your child will lose weight and gain FRnfiGHnFH. (DFK FKLOG ZLOO be weighed weekly and given prizes based on weight lost. kutrition will be discussed once a week; topics will include healthy snack choices and portion control. lccasionally, healthy food samples will be given out for children to try. fn this program, kids will be using the Active wone equipment and other various exercise equipment. Ages: 7 to 14. lffered Mondays, tednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 16 from S:PM to 8 p.m. and Mondays, tednesdays and Fridays Nov. 26 to Dec. 22 from S:PM to 8 p.m. Price: non-resident: A8M; non-resident with pass: AS5; resident: ASM; resident with pass: A5M. For detailed information, visit www.plymouthcommunitycenter.org. Register by visiting the Community Center at 291M Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting or by calling S1M277-4P12. The Community Center accepts payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
Kid’s Exercise Express at Greater Plymouth Community Center. det your kids moving with this quick, safe and effective workout! This is a PM-minute workout designed to keep your kids moving for all PM minutes! Active wone 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 Eno class kov. 22) Ages 7 to 9 from S to S:PM p.m.; ages 1M to 14 from S:PM to 7 p.m. Price: non-resident: A5M; nonresident with pass: A41; resident: A41; resident with pass: APS. For detailed information, visit www.plymouthcommunitycenter.org. Register by visiting the Community Center at 291M Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting or by calling S1M277-4P12. 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 P:P5 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Shawn at S1M-277-4P12 or visit www.thegpcc.org. dreater Plymouth Community Center, 291M Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 194S2.
The Montgomery County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees will hold its Fall Luncheon Nov. 1 at 11:PM a.m. at the tilliam Penn fnn, Route 2M2 and Sumneytown Pike, iower dwynedd. RSVP by lct. 29. For more information, call 215-S4S-42S9.
The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania will present “Get in the Know” Nov. 3 at the ACb Conference Center, PM9 Manor Road, iafayette eill. The conference, held to kick off kovember as bpilepsy Awareness Month, addresses the medical and non-medical needs associated with epilepsy/seizure disorders. Registration for the conference begins at 8:PM am and the conference concludes at noon. The conference is free and open to the public and welcomes individuals with epilepsy, family and loved ones of those living with seizures, medical and care professionals, and school personnel. For information, contact Sue iivingston at 215-S29-5MMP ext. 1M2 or at slivingston@efepa. org. lr visit our website at www.efepa.org.
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 7:PM to 9:PM a.m. at Plymouth Country Club, 888 Plymouth Road, Plymouth Meeting. This topic will be presented by Mark eaas, president of research and organization management of tashington, D. C., and past national boardcChair and Cbl of fMC USA. This session addresses what a consultant needs to know — and be — to leverage his or her reputation for integrity. fn 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 A19 Emembers must login to the members area at www.imcusa.org to get the member price); non-members: A29.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA is hosting Volunteer Orientation Sessions about how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. and Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. The Volunteer lrientation Sessions are mandatory for all potential volunteers. All of the Volunteer lrientation Sessions will take place at 5PM Dehalb St., korristown. To RSVP or for more information, call 215-79M92MM. Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA EBBBS SbPA) has more than 1,MMM children on the waiting list for a mentor. By volunteering just a few hours a month as a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can make a difference in the life of a child. BBBS SbPA is the leading donor and volunteer supported one-to-one youth mentoring program in the state. te need people who can spend time, not money, with children in need of positive role models.
The Pumpkin Show at The Highlands Mansion & Gardens will take place Oct. 28 from S:PM to 8:PM p.m. The show will feature artistically carved pumpkins by master carvers ealdy difford, bllen dlendinning and friends. The eighlands is located at Route 7P and Sheaff iane, Fort tashington. Admission: A15 non-Members per car; A1M eeS members per FDU. $OO SURFHHGV EHnHfiW 7KH eighlands eistorical Society, D nRnSURfiW RUJDnLzDWLRn WKDW exists to educate our community about the history and evolution of a country estate. For more information, call 215-S41-2S87 or visit www. highlandshistorical.org.
The Whitemarsh Encampment at Hope Lodge will be held Nov. 3 and 4 from 1M a.m. to 4 p.m. Come to the P1st annual thitemarsh bncampment Re-enactment and celebrate the time in 1777 when den. deorge tashington 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. bnjoy sutlers with period reproductions and colonial crafts. iearn about hearth cooking. Tour the eope iodge mansion and much more. eope iodge is located at 55P S. Bethlehem Pike in Fort tashington. There is free on-site parking, and food is available. Admission is A7 for adults; A5 for seniors and youth/students; and children ages 5 and under are free. There is also a special family rate of A2M per car. For more information, visit: www.ushistory.org/hope.
Members of the men and woman of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will host their annual Memorial Mass Nov. 3 at 5:PM p.m. at St. Francis Church in korristown. The Ale kotre Dame Division will host this special Mass in honor of those members who have passed away. Ale and iAle from all of Montgomery County are also invited to attend. The Ale Color duard and frish Thunder Pipes and Drums will also take part in this Mass. After Mass, dinner will take place at the Ale eall in Swedesburg.
The second annual Running for Hope 5K Run/1K Fun Walk will be held Nov. 11 DnG ZLOO EHnHfiW WKH $PHULcan Cancer Society. lrganized by four tissahickon eigh School seniors, the event will take place on the tissahickon eigh School cross country course at 521 eouston Road, Ambler. The race will be professionally timed and prizes will be awarded. Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome. lnline registration for both the walk and the run is available through kov. 1M by searching “Running for eope 5k” at www. active.com. Day-of registration takes place between 8:PM and 9:45 a.m. kov. 11Eadults: A25; students: A2M). Both the walk and run begin at 1M a.m. that morning, rain or shine. For more information, contact kick dude at gudenick@ gmail.com.
St. Mary Church will hold its Christmas Bizaar kov. 11 from noon to S p.m. at the church, which is located at test blm and Maple streets, Conshohocken. The event will feature great Polish and American food and live music and dancing.
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. 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, fulltime, temporary and seasonal employment, as well as for internships. The fairs will be held in the Parkhouse eall Atrium with the exception of the kov. 1P 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/MCPJobFairReg or by contacting Cindy Cerruti in WKH 2IfiFH RI CDUHHU 6HUvLFHV at S1M-718-18M2 or ccerruti@ mcP.edu.
Have you been touched by cancer or know someRNH wKR KDV? 7KHN fiNG RuW about the Relay For Life by
attending an informational kickoff event Nov. 15 at S:PM p.m. The Relay For iife is a popular event that annually unites the community in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives. At the kickoff, which is free of charge, past participants and newcomers alike will be treated to a delicious hoagie dinner and to an informative and inspiring program. The kickoff will be held at the American CDnFHU 6RFLHWy RIfiFH, 480 korristown Road, Suite 15M, Blue Bell. For more information, contact Jodi Benjamin at 215-793-4097 RU EMOV@FRPcast.net.
The Colonial Players are running a bus trip to New York City to see the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” Dec. 16. Start a new holiday tradition with the Colonial Players and take a trip to kYC this December! For more information, go to http://www. colonialplayers.org and click on Support Us.
William Jeanes Memorial Library
The William Jeanes Memorial Library is open at 4051 -RVKXD 5RDG, /DIDyHWWH eill. Visit www.jeaneslibrary. RUJ RU FDOO 610-828-0441 IRU information and to register for programs. ONGOING EVENTS: • Babes and Bibs Storytime: Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 13 and 27 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. 31 and Nov. 7, 14 and 28 at 10:15 a.m. and Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 at 11:15 a.m. Children about 2-and-a-half to P-anda-half years are invited with a caregiver for stories, songs, finJHUSODyV DnG D FUDIW ZLWK Miss iinda and her puppet, iucy. Free. Registration is required.
• Mother Goose Storytime: Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 14 and 28 at 11:15 a.m. and Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 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 Roundup: Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at 4:15 S.P. CKLOGUHn DJHV 4 WR 8 FDn VLJn XS WR UHDG ZLWK D student in sixth to 12th grade. Reading Roundup 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.
• Reading Romp: Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 at 1:PM p.m. Reading Romp is a storytime for preschoolers from about 2 to 5 years old taught by Mrs. iinda Doll. There will be stories, songs and rhymes followed by D FRRO FUDIW. 3ODn DERXW 45 PLnutes for storytime and bring your library card to take library materials home with you, too. Free. Registration is required.
• Hatha Yoga: Nov. 6 and 13 at P:PM p.m. This classical yoga class is for experienced yogis and beginners who are DEOH WR VLW Rn WKH flRRU DnG stand. Bring a 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. Please register. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Teen Poetry Slam: Oct. 27 at P p.m.
• Puppets Pizzazz Halloween Show: Oct. 28 at P:PM p.m. Puppets Pizzazz is back again with an all-new kidfriendly ealloween extravaganza! Signup is not necessary, and all ages are invited. This is an interactive event with singing and dancing as well as the puppets.
• Socrates Café: Nov. 1 at S:PM p.m. Discussion group. kew 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.
• Ghana Through My Eyes: Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Sandy Taylor, founder/director of Rainbow Child fnternational, KDG D ZRnGHUIXO fiYH-ZHHN visit to dhana, living with a family there. She will be sharing with children games, songs and dances that she learned. Come prepared to participate and join in the fun. A treasure chest of handmade crafts and fascinating artifacts, plus an opportunity to dance with traditional moves to dhanaian eigh iife music, will complete the program. This event is recRPPHnGHG IRU FKLOGUHn 4 DnG older, teens and adults. Free; no signup required.
• Let’s Talk About Books: Nov. 6 at P:PM p.m. eave you ever wanted to know what your neighbors and friends have been reading? eere is your opportunity to share with others your reaction to a book you’ve just read. The Jeanes iibrary 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. te’d like to have up to 1M participants per VHVVLRn SUHSDUHG WR WDON IRU fiYH minutes about a book. Please contact Robyn Train at either UWUDLn@PFOLnF.RUJ RU 610-8280441.
• Movie Night at the Library: Nov. 8 from 5:PM to 8 S.P. 7KH :LOOLDP -HDnHV iibrary will be showing the 1977 movie “Annie eall “by toody Allen. The program will be held in the Community Room and includes a 15=minute introduction and a halfhour discussion afterward. The discussion will be led by local UHVLGHnW DnG “fiOP EXII” /Lz wietz. Remember, we serve hearty snacks to keep you go- ing through this dinner hour program! Please register.
• Gifts Galore Workshop: Nov. 11 from 1 to P p.m. hids P-plus are invited to come to make holiday gifts. Children under S should be supervised by an adult, but those older can remain without a parent so they can make a surprise gift. Please register.
• Party Celebration Bedtime Storytime: Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Children ages P to 7 are invited to a party celebration bedtime storytime. bveryone’s birthday will be celebrated with stories and a craft. Presented by thitemarsh Township Parks and Recreation. Please register.
• Afternoon Book Club: Nov. 14 at P:PM p.m. bmail or call to become a member of the Jeanes iibrary Book Club. Please make a reservation. The book for kovember is “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane SetWHUfiHOG. 7KH OLEUDUy ZLOO EH UHserving a number of copies for Book Club members. Contact the check-out desk to obtain a copy. 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: Nov. 15 at S:PM p.m. bmail or call to become a member of the Jeanes iibrary Book Club. Please make a reservation. The book for kovember is “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane SetWHUfiHOG. 7KH OLEUDUy ZLOO EH UHserving a number of copies for Book Club members. Contact the check-out desk to obtain a copy. 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.
• Teen Family Feud: Nov. 17 at P p.m. Youth in grades six to 12 are invited to play this team game. Members of the WHDPV ZLOO WUy WR finG WKH WRS answers to questions on some surveys that are answered in advance of the event. An example of a question would be “that is your favorite holiday? Team members will try to fiJXUH RXW ZKDW WKH WRS DnVZHUV were given on the survey. Teams will be formed at the event. Food will be served, of course! ko signup necessary.
• Brick Insanity Lego Club: Nov. 18 Children 7-plus are invited for iego play and building. Sign up is required and space is limited. Free. iegos provided. Bring your enthusiasm and imagination. You now have a full two hours to play with :egos! Brick fnsanity iego Club is hosted by ColonialiUd. Please register.
• Local author Michael Morsch: Nov. 29 at S:PM p.m. Michael Morsh has published a fascinating book titled “Dancing in my Underwear:The Soundtrack of My iife.” The book is a memoir that combines stories of growing up in the Midwest with the music of the 19SMs and ‘7Ms, and then VRPH 30 WR 40 yHDUV ODWHU Lnterviewing those artists who made that music in his capacity as executive editor of Montgomery Media in Fort tashington, which publishes our local paper, The Colonial. Almost everybody has a soundtrack to their life. But how many people get to talk to the people that make up that soundtrack? Morsch been fortunate to be able to do that and wants to share his experiences with us. ko signup necessary.
The Conshohocken Free Library, PM1 Fayette St. For more information or to regisWHU IRU SURJUDPV FDOO 610-8251S5S. The library will present the following programs:
• Annual Halloween Party: Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Children up to age 11 are invited to wear their costumes and join Miss iorraine for a fun evening of music, games, snacks and ealloween crafts. Call to register.
• Library closed: Oct. 31. The Conshohocken Free iibrary will be closed lct. P1 for the entirety of the day and evening. Please mark your calendar now and plan accordingly.
• Preschool Story Time: Nov. 1 at 1M:PM a.m. bnjoy stories, songs and activities for children ages 2 to 5. Please call to register.
• Pajama Story Time: S…S…Snakes!: Nov. 3 at 1M:PM a.m. ieave on your PJs and bring the whole family for stories, songs and a craft.
• Infant Storytime: Nov. 6 DW 10 DnG 10:45 D.P. 6WRULHV, songs and fun for infants up to 2 years old. bach storytime is limited to 1S children. Please call to reserve your child’s spot in advance each week starting Monday at noon.
• Pajama Story Time: What Are You Thankful For?: Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Put on your PJs, bring the whole family and join Miss iorraine for Thanksgiving stories and crafts!
The Montgomery County Library District Bookmobile will make the following stops: Nov. 5 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 S.P. DW 6KRS5LWH Ln 1RUULWRn Square Shoppin Center, 55 t. dermantown Pike, bast korriton. Nov. 7 and 21 from 1 to 4:30 S.P. DW 3OyPRXWK 6KRSpin Center, Ridge and Butler pikes, Plymouth. Nov. 14 and 28 from 1 to P p.m. at dreater Plymouth Community Center, 291M Jolly Road, Plymouth. Nov. 14 and 28 from P:15 to 4:30 S.P. DW 3ODFH 2nH $SDUWments, 777 t. dermantown Pike, Plymouth.
The Abington Memorial Hospital Volunteer Resources Department is pleased to offer elementary schools, nursery schools and day care centers an opportunity for an interesting and educaWLRnDO fiHOG WULS IRU FhLOGUHn 4 to 8 years of age. The school may choose one of three programs, “Poppy Bear,” “The Before Tour” or “Bicycle Safety.” A video is shown with each program. During the “Poppy Bear” program, the children are taken to a hospital department where a staff member gives a presentation about their department Epediatrics, respiratory, etc.) with hands-on participation from the class. Then the class returns to the conference room. Two children volunteer to dress up with surgical gloves, hats and masks. Three more try on hospital gowns. bverybody joins in singing a song about “that’s fnside of Me.” u-rays of some of the bones in the body are viewed and discussed. lur skeleton, “Mr. Bones,” helps us learn about all the bones in the body and the children discuss the organs and their functions. The program is concluded with a video about children preparing for an operation in the hospital. bach child leaves the hospital ZLWK D EDJ fiOOHG ZLWK OHDUnLnJ materials to remind them of their visit. For more information or to reserve a date for your visit, call Pediatric lrienWDWLRn 2IfiFH Rn :HGnHVGDy RU 7KXUVGDy DW 215-481-4485 DnG speak with Shirley or Judy.
The Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment, 8431 Germantown Ave., will offer the following programs:
• The monthly Literary Salon series will feature iiz Moore, author of “eeft,” Nov. 14. Tickets are A12 in advance; A15 at the door. For reservations, visit www.chbnrichPHnW.RUJ RU FDOO 215-248-0180.
• Basics of Digital Photography with Owen Biddle: Saturdays through Oct. 27 from 1 to P p.m.
• Theater Unbound: A Short Playwriting Workshop with Josh McIlvain: Mondays through Oct. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.
• Beginning Guitar with Carol Tileston: Thursdays through Nov. 7 p.m.
• Art at the Barnes with art historian Marilyn MacGregor: Tuesdays through Nov. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Early registration is recommended. For workshop fees and to register, call 215-2480355 or visit www.chEnrichment.org.
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.
• 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 610275-1960.
• 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 610-2751960.
• 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: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
• Line Dancing: 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. Retirees 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 215-888-4612.
Group Weight Loss Class, led by certified holistic health counselor Amanda Rizzo will be held on the first 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 $75 per month. To register or for more information, call 215-680-0197.
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 Pierce, certified diabetes educator, for small-group discussions about diabetes- related issues including diet, medications, stress, physical activity and more! Free. • Fitness classes: Exercise at Aerobics, Etc. Ongoing exercise classes for seniors. The First Presbyterian Church
in Springfield, 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 215-356-5500 for more information, or to register. The first class is free.
Golden Yoga: A Breathing, Stretching and Relaxation 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 have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. The program 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. Registration is required. Call 215-247-3029. Cost: $20 for 4 classes per month.
Tai Chi. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Chapel, Montgomery Rehab Center. 8601 Stenton Avenue, Wyndmoor. Classes, for the novice or beginner/intermediate student, are designed to improve balance, power, posture, coordination, flexibility and mental focus. Slow, gentle movements are modified to most everyone’s abilities. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-2339004. Cost: $7 per class/ paid monthly. • Support groups: Weight Loss Support Group. Last Wednesday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. Main Level Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia Join us each month for an evening of education, support and lively exchange of information and ideas to help achieve your weight loss goals. Topics include life style modification, nutrition and exercise. Guest speakers provide expert advice on related topics. Registration required. Call 215-753-2000.
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 are expected to be the same. 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 lifealtering event. For more information or to register, call 215-260-1268.
Menopause Support Group. Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Medical Office 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.
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 215-248-8047 to register.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group. Third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – 7 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 post-treatment, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Spouses and partners welcome. Please call the Cancer Resource Center at 215-2488047 to register.
Breast Cancer working Group. Tuesday of 5:30 – 7 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, 215-248-8047, to let us know you’ll attend.
Net- Program. First Thursday of the month, 5:30 – 7 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 friends; find meaning in the caregiver experience; manage difficult situations (e.g., legal matters and advanced illness and understand the importance of self-care). Call the Cancer Resource Program, 215-248-8047, 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 understand and share experiences and feelings for persons who are facing living alone, sometimes for the first time in decades. 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.