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Scare­crow De­sign Con­test

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is hold­ing its 11th an­nual Scare­crow De­sign Con­test

Par­tic­i­pants will cre­ate a scare­crow for this year’s theme: A Mo­ment in Time, a sig­nif­i­cant oc­ca­sion in the de­signer’s life that he or she as­so­ciates with a sin­gle, pub­lic fig­ure. These scare­crows may be a sports or film star, an artist or mu­si­cian, a book char­ac­ter, chef or politi­cian.

Par­tic­i­pants should sign up by Wed­nes­day, Sept. 26.

En­try fee is $25 for mem­bers and $30 for non-mem­bers with a $5 dis­count for those who re­use their wood frame from a past year. Straw, burlap, twine and frames for those who need them, are all pro­vided.

These scare­crows will be on dis­play along Scare­crow Walk at the Oak Al­lée from Satur­day, Oct. 6, through Tues­day, Oct. 31. Vis­i­tors of all ages may vote for their fa­vorite scare­crow to de­ter­mine which will be the win­ners. Prizes will be awarded to the top five win­ning scare­crow de­sign­ers, with $150 for the first-place win­ner.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bit.ly/MAcrows.

Se­nior Expo

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, will host a free Se­nior Expo Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon dur­ing the Roxbor­ough Hospi­tal Good Neigh­bor Day be­ing held at the hospi­tal, 5800 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

The expo will be un­der the tent in the lot off of Rec­tor Street.

This is a rain or shine event.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Philadel­phia Cor­po­ra­tion for Aging, Vis­it­ing Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion, Se­niorLAW Cen­ter, AARP and many other or­ga­ni­za­tions will be avail­able to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion that older adults may find help­ful. Or­ga­ni­za­tions such as ACCT Philly with furry friends look­ing for happy homes, Road Scholar pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion on its ed­u­ca­tional travel tours, Com­mu­nity Col­lege of Philadel­phia, the lo­cal YMCA, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the lo­cal civic as­so­ci­a­tions in the 194th Dis­trict will pro­vide ways to re­main ac­tive and in­volved.

Any­one who is in need of hav­ing their photo taken for their SEPTA Key se­nior ID card will be able to do so in the Wol­coff Au­di­to­rium, where SEPTA rep­re­sen­ta­tives can as­sist.

The Roxbor­ough Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal School of Nurs­ing will be host­ing a health fair with free health screen­ings, such as blood pres­sure, glu­cose and bone min­eral den­sity scans.

Those in­ter­ested in sched­ul­ing a flu shot can call the hospi­tal in ad­vance at 215-487-4458.

The Se­nior Expo also will in­clude free give­aways, in­clud­ing a day trip for two to the state Capi­tol to shadow DeLis­sio while she works in Har­ris­burg.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call DeLis­sio’s dis­trict of­fice at 215-482-8726.

Jazz in the Park

For the sec­ond year, Coun­cil­man Cur­tis Jones Jr. has part­nered with Jazz Bridge to present Jazz in the Park Thurs­day, Sept. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Inn Yard Park, 4208-52 Ridge Ave., East Falls.

This rain or shine event is free to the pub­lic.

The con­cert will fea­ture Suzanne Burgess

At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to bring a chair, along with food and drink.

“Out­side Mullingar”

The Stage­crafters, 8130 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill, will stage “Out­side Mullingar” Sept. 27, 28 and 29.

Per­for­mances will be on Thurs­days, Fri­days and Satur­days at 8 p.m. and Sun­days at 2 p.m.

Tick­ets are $21 in ad­vance or $25 at the door. Stu­dent and se­nior rates avail­able at the door.

For more in­for­ma­tion or tick­ets, call 215 247-9133.

Manayunk Restau­rant Week

Manayunk’s Fall Restau­rant Week will run through Sept. 28.

More than 15 restau­rants will serve up dishes that can only be tasted dur­ing the two-week event for fixed menu prices of $15, $25 and $35.

Manayunk’s restau­rants will all use ap­ples as the high­lighted in­gre­di­ent in their menus.

For a com­plete list of Fall Restau­rant Week menus, visit Manayunk.com.

“A Raisin in the Sun”

East Falls’ Old Academy Play­ers will cel­e­brate the open­ing of its 96th sea­son open­ing with the Amer­i­can drama “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lor­raine Hans­berry Sept. 28, 29 and 30, with Fri­day and Satur­day per­for­mances at 8 p.m. and Sun­day per­for­mances at 2 p.m.

In­di­vid­ual ticket prices are $20. Park­ing for all per­for­mances is free.

For in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, call 215-843-1109 or visit olda­cade­my­play­ers.org.

Na­tional Pub­lic Lands Day Cleanup

In recog­ni­tion of Na­tional Pub­lic Lands day, Friends of the Wis­sahickon will hold a cleanup ef­fort Satur­day, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at An­dorra Meadow.

Vol­un­teers will help with trail restora­tion, drainage im­prove­ments and tread sta­bi­liza­tion.

Vol­un­teers should meet at the up­per An­dorra park­ing lot on North­west­ern Av­enue off Ridge Ave. Park­ing is lim­ited, so con­sider park­ing near North­west­ern Sta­bles on the Chest­nut Hill side and then walk­ing up the road past the Wis­sahickon En­vi­ron­men­tal Cen­ter Tree House.

The event is open to the pub­lic. Reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended in case of can­cel­la­tion. The event will be can­celed in the event of heavy rain, thun­der and light­ing, high winds, etc. Visit FOW’s Face­book page for up­dates. Cance­la­tions will be posted by 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact FOW Vol­un­teer Co­or­di­na­tor Shawn Green at green@fow.org.

Manayunk Har­vest Fes­ti­val

Cel­e­brate the fall sea­son at the Manayunk Har­vest Fest for a full day of live mu­sic, sea­sonal ac­tiv­i­ties, food ven­dors and all things fall Sept. 29 in Pret­zel Park and all along Main Street in Manayunk.

Manayunk re­tail­ers will fea­ture fall spe­cials through­out the day, and the live mu­sic will move into Manayunk restau­rants dur­ing din­ner hours.

Fallser Fest

The East Falls De­vel­op­ment Corp. will present Fallser Fest Satur­day, Sept. 29, in the park­ing lot un­der the Twin bridges, 4100 Ridge Ave., East Falls.

This is a rain or shine event.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will fea­ture a day of fun, fam­ily play, food, drinks, danc­ing, mu­sic, karaoke and more.

The event will pick up again from 7 to 11 p.m. with danc­ing, eat­ing, drink­ing, DJ Kevin Kong and World­town Soundsys­tem band!

Tick­ets to the even­ing event are $20.

Korean Har­vest Fes­ti­val

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will cel­e­brate tra­di­tional and mod­ern Korean cul­ture dur­ing its Korean har­vest Fes­ti­val Satur­day, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At­ten­dees can dis­cover this Asian coun­try’s way of life through mu­sic, dance, food sam­pling and gar­den tours that high­light Korea’s na­tive plants.

Ex­pe­ri­ence Korean arts by en­ter­tain­ers from the Korean Tra­di­tional Mu­sic of Philadel­phia and by two Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia stu­dent groups. Korean Tra­di­tional Mu­sic of Philadel­phia will present drum and dance per­for­mances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Penn DuRe, a tra­di­tional drum troupe of Penn stu­dents, will per­form at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Penn Sori, an a capella singing group of Penn stu­dents, will per­form at noon and 2 p.m.

In be­tween mu­sic sets, learn about plants that are na­tive to Korea on a 45-minute tour of the 92-acre botan­i­cal col­lec­tion. Led by Ar­bore­tum Guides, tours will be­gin at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Be­fore and af­ter the walk­ing tour, sam­ple com­pli­men­tary Korean food fa­vorites, such as kim­chi and Asian pears, while sup­plies last.

This event is made pos­si­ble by a grant from the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia’s Provost In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Arts Fund.

This event is in­cluded with gar­den ad­mis­sion.

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

Ger­man­town High School 65th Re­union

The Ger­man­town High School Class of 1953 will hold its 65th re­union Sept. 29 at noon at The Hill at Whitemarsh, 4000 Fox Hound Drive, Lafayette Hill.

RSVP by call­ing 215-4028500.

“Divine Dali, Mag­nif­i­cent Mad­ness”

The Manayunk-Roxbor­ough Art Cen­ter will present a pre­view per­for­mance of a dra­matic read­ing of “Divine Dali, Mag­nif­i­cent Mad­ness” Sun­day, Sept. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the cen­ter, 419 Green Lane, Roxboroguh.

Parental guid­ance sug­gested for chil­dren 13 or younger.

Tick­ets are $15, $12 for MRAC mem­bers. Tick­ets are avail­able at mrac.org or at the door.

Com­edy Cabaret

Open Hearts On Tour will present “You Make Me Feel So Young,” a mu­sic and com­edy cabaret, Sun­day, Sept. 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Venice Is­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 7 Lock St., Manayunk.

This cabaret show­case will in­clude 10 mu­si­cal acts, im­prov, sin­ga­longs and food.

Ad­vance gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets are $15; $10 for youth and se­niors. Tick­ets avail­able at open­heart­son­tour.com.

Venice Is­land is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble with pub­lic park­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Open­Heart­sOn­Tour.com or call 215-266-1087.

Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group

Koller Funeral Home, 6835 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough will host a be­reave­ment sup­port group for wid­ows and wi­d­ow­ers on al­ter­nate Tues­days, Oct. 2 through Dec. 11, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

The group is fa­cil­i­tated by Deb­o­rah K. Gawthrop, M.S., G.M.S., a cer­ti­fied grief man­age­ment spe­cial­ist. There is no fee to at­tend. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided.

The fol­low­ing top­ics will be fea­tured: Oct. 2: The Grief Process; Oct. 16: All Feel­ings are “Nor­mal”; Oct. 30: Cop­ing with Lone­li­ness; Nov. 13: Help for the Hol­i­days; Nov. 27: Hope; Dec. 11: Con­tin­u­ing Bonds

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-624-8190 or 215-482-5200 or email dgawthropc­nlt@ver­i­zon.net.

Na­ture Play

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will host its last Na­ture Play of the sea­son Satur­day, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chil­dren will en­joy jump­ing in leaf piles, dig­ging in the dirt and dis­cov­er­ing what’s just out of sight.

This fi­nal meet­ing of the year will take place at the end of the Oak Al­lée, near the Three Tubes sculp­ture. Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

This event is free with reg­u­lar gar­den ad­mis­sion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mor­ris­ar­bore­tum.org.

Black & White Gala

The Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual Black & White Gala Satur­day, Oct. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Un­der the Tent, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

Dance the night away with live mu­sic from the Rich Pos­mon­tier En­sem­ble while en­joy­ing lo­cal beer, wine, spir­its and hors d’oeu­vres.

Best masque and black tie pre­ferred.

Tick­ets: $95 per per­son, $90 for Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion (CHCA) Mem­bers.

The gala helps fund pop­u­lar CHCA com­mu­nity events in­clud­ing the Pas­to­rius Park Con­certs and Movies Un­der the Stars.

At­ten­dees can also bring art sup­plies to sup­port the Gala Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sci­ences.

To pur­chase tick­ets, visit chest­nuthill.org.

Friends on the Run

Friends in Pink, a non­profit that ben­e­fits those in the lo­cal com­mu­nity who are deal­ing with breast can­cer by pro­vid­ing grants for un­ex­pected ex­penses as­so­ci­ated with treat­ment, will hold its third an­nual Friends on the Run 5K run and walk Oct. 7.

The race will start and fin­ish on the Manayunk Tow Path, 4590 Main St., Manayunk.

The race will be pro­fes­sion­ally timed by the Bryn Mawr Rac­ing Co.

The cost to par­tic­i­pate is $25 for adults and $15 for chil­dren. Day-of reg­is­tra­tion will be an ad­di­tional $5.

To reg­is­ter, visit Friend­sInPink.org.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email Friend­sInPink@mail.com, call 215-48-0592 or visit Friend­sInPink.org.

Dogs and Barks Tour

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will of­fer its Dogs and Barks Tour, which show­cases the dog­wood tree and tree bark, Oct. 13 and 27 at 11 a.m.

This one-hour tour will ex­plore the artistry of tree barks on many kinds of trees from all over the world. Vis­i­tors will com­pare and con­trast the bark from beech, fil­bert, hick­ory, lace-bark pine and pa­per­back maple to no­tice­ably dif­fer­ent barks on dog­woods.

These tours will start from the Wi­dener Vis­i­tor Cen­ter. Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

Wis­sahickon Photo Con­test

Friends of the Wis­sahickon, the Wis­sahickon Val­ley Wa­ter­shed As­so­ci­a­tion and the Wood­mere Art Mu­seum present the bi­en­nial Wis­sahickon Photo Con­test for in­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in sub­mit­ting pho­tos they cap­tured while vis­it­ing Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park.

All pho­tos en­tered in the con­test must be taken within Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park, along the Green Rib­bon Trail or on one of the WVWA-man­aged pre­serves.

Cat­e­gories are: peo­ple, wildlife, land­scape and struc­tures.

Par­tic­i­pants may en­ter up to four pho­tos taken within the last three years.

Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, first place in each cat­e­gory and Peo­ple’s Choice (cho­sen by Face­book vot­ers).

Any of the three co-host­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions may fea­ture the win­ning pho­tos on­line, in their printed ma­te­ri­als or on so­cial me­dia.

En­tries that do not com­ply with the rules will be dis­qual­i­fied.

Pho­to­graphs will not be re­turned.

The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Oct. 15. Win­ners will be an­nounced Oct. 29.

Visit fow.org for com­plete rules and de­tails. To sub­mit pho­tos, visit ow.ly/Hck­B30hYAPx.

East Falls House Tour

The East Falls Com­mu­nity Coun­cil and East Falls Vil­lage will present the East Falls House Tour Sun­day, Oct. 28, from noon to 4 p.m.

The an­nual East Falls House Tour will of­fer tour­go­ers the op­por­tu­nity to visit a num­ber of dis­tinc­tive and in­ter­est­ing homes and prop­er­ties through­out East Falls.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit east­fallscom­mu­nity.org.

Even­ing of East Falls Per­form­ers

The Falls of Schuylkill Li­brary, 3501 Mid­vale Ave., East Falls, will host an Even­ing of East Falls Per­form­ers Mon­day, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Do you have a tal­ent to share with the East Falls com­mu­nity? The li­brary is look­ing for in­stru­men­tal­ists, vo­cal­ists, dancers, standup co­me­di­ans, etc. to pro­vide a di­verse menu of en­ter­tain­ment. Both chil­dren and adults are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate. Acts are lim­ited to about 5 min­utes each.

For mor in­for­ma­tion, con­tact co-chairs Caro­line David­son at cdavid­son@ger­man­town­friends.org or 215848-2864 or Wendy Moody at wmoodyw@aol.com or 215-840-4213.

Ro­man Catholic High School Re­union

The Ro­man Catholic High School Class of 1973 will hold its 45-year class re­union Nov. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Wash­ing­ton Fire Com­pany No. 1 So­cial Hall, 36 W. Elm St., Con­shohocken.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Andy Son­tag at catand­son@aol.com or Rob Climaldi at rclimaldi@gmail.com.

Pret­zel Park Farm­ers Mar­ket

The Pret­zel Park Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, 4300 Sil­ver­wood St., Manayunk, will be open every Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through mid-Novem­ber.

The mar­ket will of­fer meat, poul­try, eggs, cheese, fresh pro­duce, mush­rooms and heir­loom plants from Wal­nut Run Farm, e3­gar­den Farm, Ken­nett Square Spe­cial­ties and Lib­erty Plants; bread and baked goods from Slow Rise Bak­ery; condi--

ments from Off­beat Gourmet; jams, jel­lies, pre­serves and mar­malades from Fifth of a Farm Cre­ations; cof­fee and tea from Pil­grim Roast­ers; per­sonal care items from Tilted Hag­gis Soap Co.; vin­tage cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories from Black Cat Cloth­iers; art­work and jew­elry from Jac­que­line Schnei­der Art; can­dle melts from Scen­ter City Co.; vodka and gin from Faber Liquors; rum from Sin­gle Prop; home­made dé­cor from This Ur­ban Cot­tage; and pre­pared food from Dr. Wutzit’s Won­der Balls, The Fly­ing Deutschman and The Chilly Ba­nana.

The mar­ket also fea­ture fam­ily fun ac­tiv­i­ties, such as live mu­sic, drum cir­cle, Shake­speare, Parks on Tap and Barks on Tap.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Friends of Pret­zel Park web­site, friend­sof­pret­zel­park.org.

All Trails Chal­lenge

Friends of the Wis­sahickon will hold the third an­nual All Trails Chal­lenge (ATC), a four-month fit­ness ex­pe­ri­ence that in­vites out­door en­thu­si­asts of all ages to hike, run, ride — bike or horse­back — all 50 miles of Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park’s scenic trails.

Visit fow.org/all­trailschal­lenge for more de­tails about the launch and up­dates about spe­cial ATC ac­tiv­i­ties and prizes, such as mileage and fundrais­ing in­cen­tives, give­aways and sched­uled hikes and walks.

The ATC runs through Nov. 27.

Civic As­so­ci­a­tion Meet­ings

• The Manayunk Neigh­bor­hood Coun­cil meets the first Wed­nes­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Venice Is­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 7 Lock St. Manayunk.

• The Cen­tral Roxbor­ough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the first Thurs­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Lev­er­ing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

• The East Falls Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meets the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 7 p.m. at East Falls Pres­by­te­rian Church, 3800 Vaux St., East Falls.

• The Wis­sahickon Neigh­bors Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Pil­grim Church, 3158 Ter­race St., Manayunk.

• The Ridge Park Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the sec­ond Tues­day of the month in March, June, Sep­tem­ber and De­cem­ber at 7 p.m. at the Fifth Dis­trict Po­lice Sta­tion, 6666 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

• The Up­per Roxbor­ough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Roxbor­ough Pres­by­te­rian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

• The Wis­sahickon In­ter­ested Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion meets the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month at 7 p.m. at North­ern Chil­dren’s Ser­vices, 5301 Ridge Ave., Wis­sahickon.

• East Falls For­ward meets the third Thurs­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. at BuLog­ics/StatIS, 3721 Mid­vale Ave., East Falls. A free com­mu­nity happy hour pre­cedes the meet­ing, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

Jour­ney’s Way Pro­grams

Jour­ney’s Way, Re­sources & Pro­grams for Peo­ple 55+, a di­vi­sion of In­ter­com­mu­nity Ac­tion Inc., in­vites com­mu­nity mem­bers to visit the Cen­ter lo­cated at 403 Rec­tor St.

Jour­ney’s Way of­fers a wide ar­ray of pro­grams for per­sonal growth, fit­ness, ed­u­ca­tion, cre­ative ex­pres­sion, vol­un­teer­ing, plus in­for­ma­tion, re­sources and so­cial ser­vices if needed. Par­tic­i­pants can reg­is­ter for lunch if they are 60plus, and trans­porta­tion can be ar­ranged if they are 65-plus. Many ser­vices and ac­tiv­i­ties are free and do­na­tions and fees for classes are af­ford­able.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call 215-487-1750.

Se­nior Cit­i­zens Din­ner

Join your neigh­bors every Wed­nes­day even­ing from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roxbor­ough Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal Cafe­te­ria for a $5 meal and a visit with friends.

James Tur­rell Skys­pace

The James Tur­rell Skys­pace at Chest­nut Hill Friends Meet­ing is open to the pub­lic every Sun­day even­ing.

This Skys­pace dis­plays sub­tly evolv­ing col­ored light wash­ing a vaulted ceil­ing around a rec­tan­gu­lar open­ing to the fad­ing twi­light sky di­rectly over head.

The pro­gram starts 10 min­utes be­fore sun­set.

Seat­ing is lim­ited. To re­serve a place and find the start time for spe­cific dates, check Tick­etLeap.com and search for Skys­pace.

The Skys­pace is lo­cated at 20 E. Mer­maid Lane in the Chest­nut Hill sec­tion of Philadel­phia.

For com­fort­able view­ing, guests are en­cour­aged to bring yoga mats and cush­ions to lie on the floor or prop their heads up while sit­ting on the benches.

Well Spouse Sup­port Group

A new Well Spouse sup­port group meet­ing the fourth Tues­day of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cen­ter on the Hill at the Pres­by­te­rian Church, 8855 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

Fa­cil­i­ta­tors for the group are Fern Zei­gler, Claire Salvi and David Hale. All have many years of spousal care­giv­ing. All care about help­ing the care­giver.

When one is ill, two need help. When a per­son gets a di­ag­no­sis of a dis­ease or be­comes phys­i­cally dis­abled, their spouse/part­ner is there to help, but who is there to help the “care­giver”? This can be a lonely and some­times over­whelm­ing and fright­en­ing pur­suit for the “well spouse/part­ner.”

When some­one be­comes a care­giver for their spouse or part­ner, their life changes. What were once shared ac­tiv­i­ties/re­spon­si­bil­i­ties be­gin to fall more and more on the care­giver. Meals, shop­ping, laun­dry, clean­ing, child care and fi­nan­cial mat­ters are just a few of the things the care­giver may be­gin to carry alone. Va­ca­tion plans and dreams in­evitably change. Friends may dis­ap­pear. Fam­ily may not be as avail­able as one would hope. Some level of de­pres­sion may oc­cur.

One form of self-help is a sup­port group. This is a group of peo­ple who face sim­i­lar prob­lems. It is a place of re­spite and even laugh­ter, a place where you are truly un­der­stood and you don’t have to ex­plain your­self. It is also a place for shar­ing of re­sources and ways to care for self.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Fern Zei­gler at 484686-7689 or fernzei­gler@ gmail.com or Claire Salvi at 215-407-5567.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — CHEST­NUT HILL COM­MU­NITY AS­SO­CI­A­TION

The Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual Black & White Gala Satur­day, Oct. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m.

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