Com­mu­ni­tyCal­en­dar

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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@mont­gomerynews.com.

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 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. 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.

The fol­low­ing pro­grams spon­sored by Mont­gomery County Parks and Her­itage Ser­vices (www.phs. mont­copa.org) are of­fered at Nor­ris­town Farm Park. The main en­trance for the Farm Park is at the in­ter­sec­tion of Bar­ley Sheaf Drive and Ger­man­town Pike, East Nor­ri­ton.

The Greater Ply­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­ter will host a “Noon” Years Eve Party Dec. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 are in­vited to ring in 2013 early and with style at the com­mu­nity cen­ter this year. En­joy a party made just for your lit­tle one, filled with crafts, mu­sic, snack and an un­of­fi­cial ball drop. Adult in­volve­ment is re­quired. The price is $23 for non-res­i­dents and $18 for res­i­dents. Space is limited so please reg­is­ter soon. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Dana at 610-277-4312. Greater Ply­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­ter is lo­cated at 2910 Jolly Road, Ply­mouth Meet­ing.

BMI Busters at Greater Ply­mouth Com­muntiy Cen­ter. This award-win­ning four-week pro­gram is de­signed to help your chil­dren fight child­hood obe­sity. Through the use of weight train­ing, car­dio­vas­cu­lar ex­er­cise and nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion, your child will lose weight and gain con­fi­dence. 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 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 to Feb. 1, 2013; Feb. 11 to March 8, 2013; and March 18 to April 12, 2013. 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.

Kids 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. Of­fered for ages 7 to 9 Tues­day and Thurs­days from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 to 31, 2013, and March 12 to April 4, 2013. Of­fered for ages 10 to 14 Tues­days and Thurs­days from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 to 31, 2013, and March 12 to April 4, 2013. 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 610-2774312. 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 610-277-4312 or visit www.theg­pcc.org. Greater Ply­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 2910 Jolly Road, Ply­mouth Meet­ing, PA19462.

The Nor­ris­town Gar­den Club will hold its monthly meet­ing Jan. 9, 2013, at Fairview Vil­lage Church, 3044 West Ger­man­town Pike, Ea­gleville, at 1 p.m. Light re­fresh­ments will be served at noon. The pro­gram topic will be a Pow­erPoint pre­sen­ta­tion of Hol­i­day House 2012 by Honey Baw­duniak and Nancy Han­num. The meet­ing is free, open to the pub­lic and prospec­tive mem­bers are wel­come.

Philadel­phia Chap­ter of the In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment Con­sul­tants will hold a din­ner, net­work­ing and a pre­sen­ta­tion on “Com­mu­ni­cat­ing Suc­cess­fully in To­day’s Cross-Cul­tural En­vi­ron­ment” Jan. 14, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ply­mouth Meet­ing Dou­bletree Suites, 640 W/ Ger­man­town Pike, Ply­mouth Meet­ing. This topic will be pre­sented by Suzanne F. Ka­plan, man­ag­ing prin­ci­pal, and Carol Cunningham, prin­ci­pal, of Mul­ti­Cul­tural So­lu­tions. Through a dis­cus­sion of cul­tural dif­fer­ences, at­ten­dees will be­gin to un­der­stand how these dif­fer­ences in­flu­ence busi­ness and so­cial in­ter­ac­tions. Par­tic­i­pants will gain a pre­view of the im­por­tant skills that pro­mote ef­fec­tive work­ing re­la­tion­ships with em­ploy­ees, clients, team mem­bers and oth­ers from dif­fer­ent cul­tures. Topics in­clude: a three-step model for cross cul­tural com­mu­ni­ca­tion ef­fec­tive­ness, com­par­isons of U.S. busi­ness com­mu­ni­ca­tions with those in other cul­tures and sug­ges­tions for cre­at­ing suc­cess in cross cul­tural sit­u­a­tions. Reg­is­ter for this event at http://www. im­cusa.org/events. Cost: mem­bers $35 (Mem­bers must lo­gin to the mem­bers area at www.im­cusa.org to get the mem­ber price); non­mem­bers $45.

Spe­cial Events

Church on the Mall at Ply­mouth Meet­ing Mall will hold spe­cial Christ­mas ser­vices Dec. 23 and 24. In­tended for those who will be out of town on Christ­mas Eve or Christ­mas Day, Sun­day evening ser­vices at 5 p.m. will be called “Can­dles, Car­ols & Com­mu­nion” and will fea­ture tra­di­tional Christ­mas car­ols pre­sented by the church choir join­ing the con­gre­ga­tion, along with Holy Com­mu­nion in the church sanc­tu­ary dec­o­rated for Christ­mas. The church will hold its tra­di­tional Can­dle­light Christ­mas ser­vice at 9 p.m. on Christ­mas Eve. Fea­tur­ing spe­cial Christ­mas mu­sic and a mem­o­rable singing of “Silent Night” by can­dle­light, the ser­vice will high­light “Christ­mas Is God De­light­fully Re­vealed.” Both ser­vices will be led by Pas­tor Phil Ol­son, and all who value Christ­mas are en­cour­aged to at­tend. Church on the Mall is lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the food court at the Ply­mouth Meet­ing Mall. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact, Church on the Mall at 610-825-3388 or visit www. chur­chon­the­mall.com.

The fourth an­nual Cam­pSource Teen Sum­mer Pro­gram Expo will be held Feb. 11, 2013, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Ger­man­town Academy, 340 Mor­ris Road, Fort Wash­ing­ton. Meet with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from more than 50 pres­ti­gious sum­mer pro­grams just for mid­dle and high school stu­dents. Pro­grams of all kinds and for all bud­gets. Ad­mis­sion is free and ev­ery­one is in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. Cam­pSourceNet­work.com or email Har­riet@Cam­pSourceNet­work.com.

The Mont­gomery County Saint Patrick’s Pa­rade Com­mit­tee is re­quest­ing letters of nom­i­na­tion for the 2013 Grand Mar­shal for the Saint Patrick’s Pa­rade in Con­shohocken. The nom­i­nee must be a res­i­dent of Mont­gomery County, has con­trib­uted to the Ir­ish com­mu­nity or the com­mu­nity it­self and must be of Ir­ish blood by ei­ther birth or de­scent. All letters are to be sent to Saint Patrick’s Pa­rade Com­mit­tee to the at­ten­tion of Grand Mar­shal, 342 Jef­fer­son St., Swedes­burg, Pa 19405. Dead­line for all letters is Dec. 10. The an­nounce­ment will be made Dec. 15 at the AOH Notre Dame Hall in Swedes­burg. Two other events that co­in­cide with the Grand Mar­shal is the Grand Mar­shal’s Ball March 9, 2013, and the Ir­ish Cof­fee Con­test March 14, 2013. The theme of this years pa­rade will be “Great and Glo­ri­ous Saint Patrick” in honor of the pa­tron saint of Ire­land. This will be the 22nd year for the Saint Patrick’s Pa­rade in Mont­gomery County that is or­ga­nized by theAOH and LAOH mem­bers of the Notre Dame Di­vi­sion and loyal so­cial mem­bers of the Hiber­ni­ans. The pa­rade in Con­shohocken has grown each year and has be­come one of the best pa­rades around that cel­e­brates Saint Patrick’s Day.

Wil­liam Jeanes Me­mo­rial Li­brary

The Wil­liam Jeanes Me­mo­rial Li­brary is open at 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill. Visit www.jeanes­li­brary.org or call 610-8280441 for in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter for pro­grams. SPE­CIAL EVENTS: • Tot Rock: Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. Groove, lo­cated in King of Prus­sia, will be pre­sent­ing this unique mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence for kids 2 to 5 years old. They will beat on drums, dance to rock mu­sic

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The Con­shohocken Free Li­brary will be closed Mon­day, Dec. 24, and Tues­day, Dec. 25.

• Preschool Story Time & Para­chute Play: Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m. En­joy sto­ries, songs and para­chute ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren ages 2 to 5. Please call to reg­is­ter.

• Make & Take Craft: Dec. 28 from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. For ages 5 to 12. Drop in to make a rein­deer craft with Miss “Lor­raine-Dear!”

• The Con­shohocken Free Li­brary will be closed Mon­day, Dec. 31, and Tues­day, Jan. 1, 2013. and hop on bub­ble wrap. Space is limited to 20 chil­dren. Please reg­is­ter.

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:

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

Lower Prov­i­dence Com­mu­nity Li­brary, 50 Park­lane Drive, Ea­gleville (610-666-6640), pre­sents the fol­low­ing pro­grams:

Wis­sahickon Val­ley Pub­lic Li­brary, Blue Bell branch, 650 Skip­pack Pike (Route 73) di­ag­o­nally across from the Blue Bell Inn. 215643-1320. ADULT PRO­GRAMS: • Socrates Café — Mon­days at 7 p.m. Dis­cuss is­sues or ideas cho­sen by vote of the group.

• Chess Club — Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m. All are wel­come. If a child at­tend­ing, par­ent must stay.

• Arthri­tis Ex­er­cise Pro­gram — Reg­is­ter for one or more classes. Led by cer­ti­fied in­struc­tor. Spon­sored by the Arthri­tis Foun­da­tion.

• Movie Mati­nees — Tues­days

• Adult Book Dis­cus­sion: The theme for this sea­son’s Book Dis­cus­sions is “Books Made Into Movies.”

• In­door Container Garderns: Jan. 17, 2013, at 1 p.m. Con­nie Wol­ner of the Nor­ris­town Gar­den Club will demon­strate how to make suc­cess­ful In­door Container Gar­dens.

• Friends of the Li­brary an­nual sale: Feb. 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Friends of the Li­brary hold their yearly CD/DVD sale of adult and chil­dren’s ti­tles. Stick around to cre­ate a jew­elry pen­dant with Jeanette Jahn.

CHIL­DREN’S GRAMS:

• Miss Michelle’s Story Times: Mon­days at 10:30 a.m., Wed­nes­days at 4:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

• Fam­ily Movie mati­nee: Sec­ond Satur­day of most months at 1:30 p.m. Movies are G or PG.

• Make hand­made cards with stamp­ing and die-cut dec­o­ra­tions: Jan. 3, 2013, at 7 p.m. Fee of $5 in­cludes

PRO- sup­plies for two Valen­tine cards. Class taught by Anne Power.

• Make hand­made cards with stamp­ing and die-cut dec­o­ra­tions: Jan. 4, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. Fee of $5 in­cludes sup­plies for two Valen­tine cards. Class taught by Anne Power.

TWEEN AND TEEN PRO­GRAMS:

The Mont­gomery County Li­brary District Book­mo­bile will make the fol­low­ing stops: Dec. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Greater Ply­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 2910 Jolly Road, Ply­mouth. Dec. 26 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. at Place One Apart­ments, 777 W. Ger­man­town 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 ed­u­ca­tional field trip for chil­dren 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 (pe­di­atrics, 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. Ev­ery­body joins in singing a song about “What’s In­side of Me.” Xrays of some of the bones in the body are viewed and dis­cussed. Our 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. Each child leaves the hospi­tal with a bag filled with learn­ing ma­te­ri­als to re­mind them of their visit. For more in­for­ma­tion or to re­serve a date for your visit, call Pe­di­atric Ori­en­ta­tion Of­fice onWed­nes­day or Thurs­day at 215-481-4485 and speak with Shirley or Judy.

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 610-275-1960.

• 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 610-275-1960.

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

MONTCO SAAC of­fers the fol­low­ing classes and events:

• 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.

• Crossword Puzzle Day: Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cel­e­brate Crossword Puzzle Day.

• Na­tional Choco­late Day: Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cel­e­brate Na­tional Choco­late Day.

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 215-8884612.

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 GroveAve., 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 di­a­betes­re­lated is­sues in­clud­ing diet, med­i­ca­tions, stress, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and more! Free. • Fit­ness classes: Ex­er­cise atAer­o­bics, 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 215356-5500 for more in­for­ma­tion, or to reg­is­ter. The first class is free.

Golden Yoga: A Breath­ing, Stretch­ing and Re­lax­ation Class. Fridays, 2:303:30 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 215-2473029. 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 215753-2000.

For Women Who Grieve. Sec­ond Tues­day of the month, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Women’s Cen­ter, 8811 Ger­man­townAve., 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 life-al­ter­ing 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. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215-482-0408.

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 215-248-8047 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 diag- nosed 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 215-248-8047 to reg­is­ter.

Breast Cancer Net­work­ing Group. Fourth Tues­day of the month, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Women’s Cen­ter, 8811 Ger­man­townAve., 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, 215248-8047, to let us know you’ll at­tend.

Care­giver Sup­port 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.

Mor­ris­Ar­bore­tum

The Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum’s Gar­den Rail­way Dis­play is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 31 (closed Christ­mas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Day). Vis­i­tors of all ages will be wowed by a quar­ter-mile of track fea­tur­ing seven loops and tun­nels with 15 dif­fer­ent rail lines and two ca­ble cars, nine bridges (in­clud­ing a tres­tle bridge you can walk un­der) and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely win­ter gar­den of the Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum. The dis­play and build­ings are all made of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als to form a per­fectly pro­por­tioned minia­ture land­scape com­plete with minia­ture rivers. Each build­ing, while an ex­act replica of the orig­i­nal, is unique in its de­sign. Philadel­phia-area land­marks, such as a mas­ter­piece replica of In­de­pen­dence Hall, are made us­ing pinecone seeds for shin­gles, acorns as finials and twigs as down­spouts. The Gar­den Rail­way Dis­play has be­come one of the Ar­bore­tum’s most beloved at­trac­tions since it opened in 1998, and the Hol­i­day Gar­den Rail­way is quickly be­com­ing a fa­vorite hol­i­day tra­di­tion for many fam­i­lies. The Rail­way is free with reg­u­lar gar­den ad­mis­sion: $16 adults, $14 for se­niors, stu­dents and youth (13-18) $7, chil­dren un­der age 3 and mem­bers free.

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. You may also reg­is­ter on­line at on­line.mor­ris­ar­bore­tum.org/classes.

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 in­forma- tion, visit www.mor­ris­ar­bore­tum.org.

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 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. 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.

The fol­low­ing pro­grams spon­sored by Mont­gomery County Parks and Her­itage Ser­vices (www.phs. mont­copa.org) are of­fered at Nor­ris­town Farm Park. The main en­trance for the Farm Park is at the in­ter­sec­tion of Bar­ley Sheaf Drive and Ger­man­town Pike, East Nor­ri­ton.

The Greater Ply­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­ter will host a “Noon” Years Eve Party Dec. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 are in­vited to ring in 2013 early and with style at the com­mu­nity cen­ter this year. En­joy a party made just for your lit­tle one, filled with crafts, mu­sic, snack and an un­of­fi­cial ball drop. Adult in­volve­ment is re­quired. The price is $23 for non-res­i­dents and $18 for res­i­dents. Space is limited so please reg­is­ter soon. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Dana at 610-277-4312. Greater Ply­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­ter is lo­cated at 2910 Jolly Road, Ply­mouth Meet­ing.

BMI Busters at Greater Ply­mouth Com­muntiy Cen­ter. This award-win-

ning four-week pro­gram is de­signed to help your chil­dren fight child­hood obe­sity. Through the use of weight train­ing, car­dio­vas­cu­lar ex­er­cise and nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion, your child will lose weight and gain con­fi­dence. 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 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 to Feb. 1, 2013; Feb. 11 to March 8, 2013; and March 18 toApril 12, 2013. 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 610-277-4312. The Com­mu­nity Cen­ter ac­cepts pay­ment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Dis­cover.

Kids 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, sta­bil- ity balls, jump ropes, bal­ance boards and much more. Of­fered for ages 7 to 9 Tues­day and Thurs­days from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 to 31, 2013, and March 12 to April 4, 2013. Of­fered for ages 10 to 14 Tues­days and Thurs­days from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 to 31, 2013, and March 12 to April 4, 2013. 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 610-277-4312. 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 610-277-4312 or visit www.theg­pcc.org. Greater Ply­mouth Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 2910 Jolly Road, Ply­mouth Meet­ing, PA19462.

Spe­cial Events

Church on the Mall at Ply­mouth Meet­ing Mall will hold spe­cial Christ­mas ser­vices Dec. 23 and 24. In­tended for those who will be out of town on Christ­mas Eve or Christ­mas Day, Sun­day evening ser­vices at 5 p.m. will be called “Can­dles, Car­ols & Com­mu­nion” and will fea­ture tra­di­tional Christ­mas car­ols pre­sented by the church choir join­ing the con­gre­ga­tion, along with Holy Com­mu­nion in the church sanc­tu­ary dec­o­rated for Christ­mas. The church will hold its tra­di­tional Can­dle­light Christ­mas ser­vice at 9 p.m. on Christ­mas Eve. Fea­tur­ing spe­cial Christ­mas mu­sic and a mem­o­rable singing of “Silent Night” by can­dle­light, the ser­vice will high­light “Christ­mas Is God De­light­fully Re­vealed.” Both ser­vices will be led by Pas­tor Phil Ol­son, and all who value Christ­mas are en- couraged to at­tend. Church on the Mall is lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the food court at the Ply­mouth Meet­ing Mall. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact, Church on the Mall at 610-825-3388 or visit www. chur­chon­the­mall.com.

The fourth an­nual Cam­pSource Teen Sum­mer Pro­gram Expo will be held Feb. 11, 2013, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Ger­man­town Academy, 340 Mor­ris Road, Fort Wash­ing­ton. Meet with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from more than 50 pres­ti­gious sum­mer pro­grams just for mid­dle and high school stu­dents. Pro­grams of all kinds and for all bud­gets. Ad­mis­sion is free and ev­ery­one is in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.Cam­pSourceNet­work.com or email Har­riet@Cam­pSourceNet­work. com.

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