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Cal­en­dar Notes

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 the­colo­nial@mont­

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 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

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.ply­mouth­com­mu­ni­ty­cen­ 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.ply­mouth­com­mu­ni­ty­cen­ 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.theg­ 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

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 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.

Spe­cial Events

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. high­land­shis­tor­i­

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.ushis­

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. ac­ 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@

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@

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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@FRP­

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. colo­nialplay­ 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.

Con­shohocken Free


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.chEn­rich­


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.

Care­giver Sup­port

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.

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