Civic Association Meetings
• The Manayunk Neighborhood Council will next meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center,7 Lock St. Manayunk. • The Central Roxborough Civic Association will next meet Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30p.m. at Leverington Presbyterian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave., Roxborough. • The East Falls Community Council will next meet Monday, Dec. 11, at 7p.m. at East Falls Presbyterian Church, 3800Vaux St., East Falls. • The Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association will next meet Monday, Dec. 11, at 7:30p.m. at Pilgrim Church, 3158Terrace St., Manayunk. • The Ridge Park Civic Association will next meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7p.m. at the Fifth District Police Station, 6666Ridge Ave., Roxborough. • The Upper Roxborough Civic Association will next meet Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30p.m. at Roxborough Presbyterian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Roxborough. • The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association will next meet Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7p.m. at Northern Children’s Services, 5301 Ridge Ave., Wissahickon.
APPRISE Counselor Sessions
State. Rep. Pamela DeLissio, D-194, will offer several sessions with an APPRISE counselor in her district office through the fall open enrollment period for Medicare, which takes place through Dec. 7. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer questions about Medicare and provide senior citizens with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid and long-term care insurance. The sessions are scheduled for: Wednesdays, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6, from 10a.m. to 1p.m. Interested constituents should call to make a free half-hour appointment by calling DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726.
Roxborough Memorial Hospital Governing BoardMeeting
Members of the community are invited to attend an open meeting of the Roxborough Memorial Hospital Governing Board Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5p.m. in the Wolcodd Auditorium at the hospital, 5800Ridge Ave., Roxborough. There will be an opportunity for questions, and discussion will be available at the conclusion of this meeting of the board.
Hidden Histories of theWissahickon
“Hidden Histories of the Wissahickon,” a gallery exhibition of selected photographs from the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s archives illustrating the long and varied history of Wissahickon Valley Park, will be on display at the Friends of the Wissahickon offices, 40W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 108, Chestnut Hill. The exhibit will be open to the public weekdays during normal hours through early 2018. For more information, visit fow.org or chconservancy. org.
Senior Citizens Dinner
Join your neighbors every Wednesday evening from 4 to 6p.m. in the Roxborough Memorial Hospital Cafeteria for a $5meal and a visit with friends.
Job Corps is the nation’s leading career technical training program for out of school youth ages 16 to 24. Whether you have graduated or dropped out of high school, this nocost, government-funded program can assist you with learning a technical trade in construction, health care, auto repair or culinary arts Orientations are held Tuesdays at the Career Link office, 5847Germantown Ave., Germantown. Arrive by 9a.m. Parents should accompany minors under age 18, and all parents are welcome to attend. For more information, call at 215-985-2319.
Journey’s Way, Resources & Programs for People 55+, a division of Intercommunity Action Inc., invites community members to celebrate October at the Center at Journey’s Way, 403Rector St. It offers a wide range of programs for personal growth, fitness, education, creative expression and volunteering, plus information, resources and social services if needed. Participants can get a ride if they are 65-plus and lunch if they are 60-plus (optional suggested donations for both). Journey’s Way strives to keep prices affordable; many services are free of charge. Programs: • Beginners tap dancing on Wednesdays at 3:30p.m. • Get assistance with LIHEAP and MEDICARE — just call for an appointment. • Check out the Next Chapter discussion group and share the challenges and joys of aging Tuesdays from 1to 2p.m. For further information, call 215-487-1750ext. 1101.
Andorra Library Programs
Information: The Andorra branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 705E Cathedral Road, Roxborough. The library is open from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday; noon to 8p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5p.m. Sundays. Formore information, visit libwww. freelibrary.org/locations/ andorra-library. Preschool Storytime: The Andorra library hosts a regular drop-in preschool storytime onWednesday mornings at 10:30a.m.
Kids Yoga: Thursdays at 4:45p.m. Stretch, bend and pose with us. Wear comfortable clothing (and if you happen to have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it). For school-age kids.
LEGO Club: Work on the building assignment, check out a project in one of our many Lego books or let your imagination soar and build a creation all your own on Fridays from 3:45to 4:45p.m. For school-age children (the youngest children should be accompanied by an adult).
Morris Arboretum Events
Information: The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100E. Northwestern Ave.
in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. For more information, visit morrisarboretum.org.
Lecture Series: The Morris Arboretum Lecture Series returns this fall with topics that are about more than gardening, but with a common thread that connects us to our natural, green world. For the next lecture, join Robert Peck, senior fellowof the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and author of a new book, “The Natural History of Edward Lear,” Nov. 15at 2 p.m. for his talk, The Natural History of Edward Lear. This lecture is being presented in partnership with the Ambler Theater and will be held at the Ambler Theatre, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. The lecture series will conclude Dec. 7at 2p.m. with Joan Maloof, ecologist, author and professor emeritus of Salisbury University, with The Living Forest: New Knowledge about the Forest and New Ideas About How to Save It. The Morris Arboretum Lecture series talk in December will be held at Morris Arboretum’s Widener Visitor Center. The cost for each lecture is $15 for arboretum members and $20for non-members, which includes admission to the garden for the December talk. Advanced registration and payment are required. Call 215-247-5777ext. 125 or email@example.com to make a reservation.