The deadline for Datebook 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 gazette@montgomerynews. com. No phone calls. nis at RSVP at 610-834-1040 ext. 16 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to schedule a practice job interview with management personnel. Interviews take place at the library. This is a partnership EHWwHHQ 5693 DQG :93/.
• Miss Michelle’s Story Times: Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
• Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michelle: Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 and older.
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Ambler Branch, 209 Race St., Ambler. ADULT PROGRAMS: • Beading Group — First and third Mondays at 1 p.m.
• Family History Research — Call 267-626-4437 or email email@example.com.
• Adult Summer Reading: Register, read and review books for weekly drawings of prizes and gift FHUWifiFDWHV. /RJ RQ DW wYSO. org.
• Miss Michelle’s Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
PRO- ing Aug. 27 from 7 to 9 S.P. DW 6W. 3HWHU’V /uWKHUDQ Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales. Marvin Berman, PhD, CBT, will speak on his research work for the National Institutes of Health in our region. As executive director, founder and study coordinator of research at Quiet Mind, his innovative research applies EEG biofeedback and other neurofeedback technologies in the treatment of neuropsychological and neurodegenerative disorders, including studies focused on Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADD/ADHD, autism, stroke patients and others. Dr. Berman has an interest in the impacts of neuro-borreliosis (central nervous system /yPH) DQG RWKHU WiFN-ERUQH diseases. Attendees should refrain from wearing any scent (perfumes, cologne, lotions, oils) as some participants experience hypersensitivity to smells and/or have chemical sensitivities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA will hold information sessions Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at 530 DeKalb St., Norristown. To RSVP or for more information, call 610-277-2200. Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA has more than 800 boys on the waiting list for a mentor. By volunteering just a few hours a month as a Big Brother, you can make a difference in the life of a child. BBBS SEPA is the leading donor and volunteer sup- ported one-to-one youth mentoring program in the state. We need men who can spend time, not money, with boys in need of male role PRGHOV. /HDUQ PRUH DERuW becoming a Big Brother at an upcoming Information Session.
Blue Bell Toastmasters will host its Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 544 Dekalb Pike, North Wales. Guests are invited to attend. Cost: $5. For more information, visit www.bbtoast.org.
The Fort Washington Business Association will hold its annual “State of the Fort Washington OffiFH 3DUN” PHHWLnJ 6HSW. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fort Washington, with Upper Dublin Township Manager 3DuO /HRQDUG DV WKH SUHVHQWer. A buffet lunch is available for FWBA members; an RSVP is needed for an appropriate head count for the catering staff. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., and the meeting/lunch begins at noon. Prospective members are invited as guests. Self introductions at every meeting. For more information or to RSVP, call 215-628-0313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. free community papershredding event Aug 25 from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot on the corner of Brentwood and Old York roads in Abington (one block north of Abington Hospital). 5HViGHQWV RI WKH 153UG /HJislative District are encouraged to bring credit card applications, canceled checks, ROG fiQDQFiDO GRFuPHQWV DQG any other unneeded papers. These documents will be shredded on site by Shred One Security, and all of the shredded paper will be recycled.
St. Mary’s Villa for Children and Families is featuring Dinner and a Movie Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. The 1965 comedy, “The Trouble wiWK $QJHOV,” fiOPHG DW 6W. Mary’s and starring Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell, will be featured at the Ambler Theater for one show only at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at one of four restaurants, including Bridget’s, From the Boot, Giuseppe’s and Massa. Tickets are available at the Ambler Theater website, www.AmblerTheater.org, for $40 for dinner and the movie or $15 for the movie only. Proceeds from the event will help fund vocational training, life stratHJy FODVVHV DQG fiWQHVV/QuWUition programs for the nearly 100 youth at St. Mary’s.
The Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the township building, 1130 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House. Appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Beth at 215646-5302 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0229099.
Gwynedd-Mercy College will offer a “Graduate 6FKRRO 7HVW DULvH” AuJ. 27 through Sept. 6, open- ing its doors for an exclusive opportunity to sample the college’s graduate-level experience. Classes include: “Foundations of Counseling,” “Research Methodology,” “Theoretical Foundations of Nursing,” “Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice,” “Social & Political Foundations of Education,” “Students with Special Needs” and “The /HDUQiQJ & 7HDFKiQJ 3URcess.” Prospective students are welcome to a one-time, fiUVW-KRuU WUiDO WR UHYiHw WKH course syllabus and network with peers and professors. For program advising please contact Michele Vitelli, director of graduate admissions, at 267-448-1349 or email@example.com. A complete course schedule can be viewed, along with registration, at gmc.edu/graduatetestdrive.
State Rep. Kate Harper, R-61, will hold a breafast meeting where area veterans will have the opportunity to learn more about the many programs and services available to them Sept. 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the College Hall Cafeteria at Montgomery County Community College. Congressman Pat Meehan will serve as keynote speaker. Among the vendors scheduled to participate are the Montgomery County Veterns Affairs OffiFH, WKH 3KiODGHOSKiD 9$ 5HJiRQDO 2IfiFH, WKH 6ROGiHU’V Project counseling program, Yellow Ribbon Schools, the Philadelphia Vets Multi-Service and Education Center, Greater Philadelphia Vetrans Network, Veterans Green Jobs, Neumann University, /D 6DOOH 8QiYHUViWy, 9DOOHy Forge military Academy, Drexel University, Chesnut Hill College and GwyneddMercy College. For more information or to RSVP, call
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An American Cross Blood Drivee will be held Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DeVry University, Rooms 111 and 113. To make an appointment, contact Kathryn Hill at Khill6@devry.edu or go to www.redcrossblood.org and select “make a blood donation appointment” and enter sponsor code 02211040.
Ambler Mennonite Church will host a Fall Craft Show and Flea Market Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date: Sept. 22. The community is invited to shop the craft booths, fiQG JUHDW GHDOV, VHOHFW IDOO plantings as well as enjoy KRPHPDGH VKRR-fly SLHV, other baked goods and tasty lunch specials. Children’s fun activities are planned. All vendors are encouraged to contact the church at 215643-4876 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertising, signage and customer parking will be provided; 10-by-10foott spaces can be rented for $5 each and tables for an additional $5 each. All proceeds from space and table rentals go toward school kits for children around the world. The church is located at the corner of East Mt. Pleasant Avenue and North Spring Garden Street in Ambler. For more informaWLRQ RU WR UHVHUYH D VKRR-fly pie, call 215-643-4876.
Upper Dublin Township will host a Recycling Day Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the township building, 801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington. Anything with a plug. For more information, visit www.upperdublin.net or call 215-6431600.
The Upper Dublin Marching Cardinals will host Spectacle in Sound Sept. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium. You will be amazed at the talent of local bands as they showcase their special talents.
Montgomery County Community College will host a free webinar Sept. 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. to help students learn about potential grant opportunities to help them pay for college. The program will be held in WKH VHFRQG-flRRU FODVVURRP of the Brendlinger Library, which is located in College Hall at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The webinar is open to the public and is applicable for all current or prospective students regardless of what institution they attend. Space is limited, and registration is required. For information or to register, contact Lawrence Greene at email@example.com or 215619-7352.
Free heart screenings will be offered Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Upper Dublin High School cafeteria. Each screening will take approximately 30 minutes. The purpose of the screenings, which will be
done by CHOP physicians and involve a non-invasive ECG, is to rule out Long QT syndrome. Preregistration is required, and the sign ups will begin Aug. 15 online at http://www.simonsfund.org/ get-screened/register. The screenings are for all Upper Dublin community students (ages 10 to 19); students do not need to attend the Upper Dublin schools. A parent is required to accompany the student being screened.
Gwynedd-Mercy College will hold its 26th annual golf outing Sept. 24 at Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club. More than 100 participants will enjoy a round at one of the area’s most celebrated courses, along with lunch, cocktails and a dinner reception. The festivities begin with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. ProFHHGV wLOO EHQHfit thH FROOHJH’V annual fund, which supports academic programs and loosHQV thH fiQDQFLDO VtUDLQ SXt RQ students. Last year, the tournament helped to raise more than $66,500 in scholarships. The tournament format is a shamble, meaning that golfers will play individual approach shots from the foursome’s best tee shot. Prizes will be awarded, and a brand new Fiat 500 will be offered to anyone recording a hole-in-one.
Upper Dublin Community Day will take place Sept. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the grounds of Upper Dublin High School. Activities include Antiques on Air (free appraisal of old stuff), ORtV RI OLYH HQtHUtDLQPHQt, fiUHworks display at dark, moonbounce high school open house and dedication. Only food is sold at community day and at old fashioned prices. Businesses are invited to have a table for exhibitions and information. Call Bryan Pollock or Cynthia Ferrante at 215371-1800 or email cferrante@ abramsoncenter.org. If you have an antique for a free appraisal, call Sandi Danaher at 215-646-4365 for a time slot.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania will host Fashion for a Cause: Ambler’s Night of Big Giving featuring a Bigs & Littles Fashion Show Oct. 5 at Butler Avenue and Cavalier Drive, Ambler. Cocktail hour will start at 7 p.m., with the show running from 8 to 10 p.m. The event will feature a silent auction, catering by Bridget’s Steakhouse, wine and specialty cocktails and an after party. Tickets are for sale at AmblerGive.com. For more information, visit Facebook. com/AmblerGives.
Deaconess Ministry will present Octoberfest 2012 on Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Penllyn Pike and Daeger Road, Spring House. The event is rain or shine. Free admission. Check out our fabulous holiday gifts for that “hard to buy for” person in your life. Proceeds EHQHfit thH 5HY. &hDUOHV :. Quann Humanitarian Scholarship. Vendors (jewellers, photographers, artists, sewers, quilters, candlemakers, hand crafters, beauty supply consultants, baked goods, etc.) are currently being sought for the event. Space reservation: $20 BBC members/ministries and $25 non-BBC members/ministries. Deadline for registration and payment is Sept. 21. Payment by cash or check. For general inquiries, contact the FhXUFh RIfiFH Dt 215-643-4977. For vendor inquiries, contact Deaconess Donna Parker at 215-527-3588 or Deaconess Ronte Melvin Oates at 215362-3436.
Volunteers needed for Ambler Area vMCA Tutoring Program: The Ambler Area Y is looking for adults who would be willing to give back to the Ambler YMCA community. For the 2011-2012 school year, volunteers are sought to participate in the tutoring program for middle school and high school students in one or more of the following subjects: math; language; science; U.S. History; or world history. If you are interested or would like to receive more informa- tion, contact Teen Director Mike Miles (215) 628-9950 ext. 1540. firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP of Montgomery County and the Wissahickon Valley Public Library have partnered again to offer the public their popular free mock interview sessions. The mock interviews are conducted by RSVP volunteers who are retired professionals, some of whom were in hiring positions themselves. Packets of information which include a sample employment application and interviewing tips with mock interview questions are available at the library to pick up prior to a scheduled mock interview or will be sent via email once the interview is scheduled. To schedule your interview, please contact Janis Glusman at RSVP 610-8341040, ext. 16. The library is also offering a free résumé review service. Bring in your current résumé and the professional reference staff will assist you with hints and tips on capturing your work history accurately. are also upcoming teen/tween trips on weekends and days off from school to area muVHXPV, :DVhLQJtRQ D.&., ORcal amusement parks and the Jersey shore. Volunteers are welcome to assist. The cost is affordable, but no one is turned away from the YMCA because of an inability to pay. For more information and dates, call Mike Miles, Teen Director, 215-628-9950 x1540. You can also visit www.philaymca.org.
• Come out and join the Ambler Area vMCA’s Teen and Junior Leaders Club. Participants are given the freedom to plan community service projects year round and truly make a difference in the lives of people in need. Those in Teen and Junior Leaders also attend leadership retreats all along the East Coast three times a year and meet other leaders who are doing the same great work in their respective areas. Don’t miss out on this inspiring opportunity. Teen Leaders, ages 13-17, PHHt HYHUy :HGQHVday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Junior Leaders, ages 10-12, will begin in the spring and will meet every Monday. For more information, contact Mike Miles, Teen Director, 215- 628-9950 x 1540 or email@example.com.
• Did you know that the new Ambler Area vMCA holds children’s birthday parties at its site for members and non members as well. The Ambler Y does all thH wRUN IURP VtDUt tR fiQLVh and birthday parties include a personalized cake, ice cream, beverage and paper products. Parties are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and include two party hosts to lead activities, set-up, cleanup and assist with serving. You can have a Splash Party for children ages six to 12 in the new zero depth entry pool with water slide and spray fountains. Up to 25 children have exclusive use of the pool area with 30 minutes in the party room. Sports Parties are offered for kids ages four to 12 with age appropriate activities and games, and VSRUtV VXFh DV flRRU hRFNHy, soccer, basketball or dodge ball. Children ages three to fiYH yHDUV RI DJH wLOO HQMRy parties in the Family Active Center with use of the Moon Bounce and organized activities, such as parachute play and songs. For information, 215-628-9950 ext. 1583.
• vAchievers vMCA Achievers is a developmentally based, extracurricular, educational and team mentoring program designed to hHOS VtXGHQtV LQ JUDGHV fiYH through 12 prepare for fulfiOOHG OLYHOLhRRGV LQ FROOHJH and beyond. Participation is free and all students in this program receive a free YMCA membership. Registration for the 2009 program begins now. You do not need to be a YMCA member to utilize these special services. Call 215-628-9950 to register. Marilyn Bonner at 215-6464497.
Celestia Performing Arts Group, a Horsham-Upper Dublin based community choral group is looking for additional singers. The group performs music of all genres in programs for concert series, retirement homes and community events. The group is led by professional musical director Alex Ramirez, with accompaniment provided by talented pianist Carol Bonnet. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Resurrection /XthHUDQ &hXUFh, 620 :HOVh 5RDG, HRUVhDP. 7hH fiUVt rehearsal of the new season will be held Sept. 18. For more information, contact Alex Ramirez at 215-5726649 or Carol Bonnet at 215646-2713.