Gwynedd-Mercy College will offer a “Graduate 6FKRRO 7HVW DULvH” WKURuJK Sept. 6, opening 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 Learning & Teaching Process.” Prospective students are welcome to a one-time, first-hour trial to review the course syllabus and network with peers and professors. For program advising please contact Michele sitelli, director of graduate admissions, at 267-448-1349 or [email protected] A complete course schedule can be viewed, along with registration, at gmc.eduLgraduatetestdrive.
State Rep. Kate Harper, R-61, will hold a breakfast 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 seterns Affairs Office, the Philadelphia sA Regional Office, the Soldier’s Project counseling program, Yellow Ribbon Schools, the Philadelphia sets Multi-Service and Education Center, Greater Philadelphia setrans Network, seterans Green Jobs, Neumann rniversity, La Salle rniversity, salley Forge military Academy, arexel rniversity, Chesnut Hill College and GwyneddMercy College. For more information or to RSsP, call Harper’s Blue Bell offic eat 610-277-3230.
The West Ambler Civic Association will hosting a block party Sept. 8 from 1 to 7p.m. on the 200 block of West Maple Avenue. There will be music, food, drinks, line dancing, karaoke, karate demonstrations, information to the public about police and fire safety and games and prizes for the children. All are invited. The association will be honoring the aaniel W. aowling Post No. 769 in West Ambler for its loving support of the terminally ill in the community. President Floyd Rudd and members Joe Sharon and Harry Lee have been key in allowing usage of the post for fundraisers. The monies raised were used to help those who had little or no insurance to be able to buy essential medications.
State Reps. Thomas Murt, R-152, and Todd Stephens, R-151, invite area seniors, their caregivers and their families to attend their Senior Health and Lifestyle Expo Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Simmons Elementary School, 411 Babylon Road, Horsham. Health care experts and government agencies that serve the senior community will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on what services are available for older Pennsylvanians. Seniors and other interested residents can enjoy complimentary refreshments; medical screenings, such as blood pressure or hydration tests; and an abundance of helpful information from dozens of organizations that assist senior citizens on a daily basis. The event is free. For more information, contact Joan Baist at 215-6743755 in Murt’s office or Ed aiasio at 215-368-5165 in Stephens’ office.
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. Sept. 12, Oct. 9, 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 parttime, full-time, temporary and seasonal employment, as well as for internships. The fairs will be held in the Parkhouse Hall Atrium with the exception of the Nov. 13 fair, which will be held in the Advanced Technology Center Atrium. Businesses and or- ganizations that wish to participate in the career fairs can register at http:LL tinyurl.comLMC3JobFairReg or by contacting Cindy Cerruti in the Office of Career Services at 610718-1802 or ccer[email protected] mc3.edu.
An American Cross Blood Drivee will be held Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at aesry rniversity, Rooms 111 and 113. To make an appointment, contact hathryn Hill at [email protected] devry.edu or go to www. redcrossblood.org and select “make a blood donation appointment” and enter sponsor code 02211040.
After four years of conVWUuFWLRn, WKH “nHw nHVW” LV finDOOy FRPSOHWH DnG WKH School District of Upper DuEOLn wLOO RIfiFLDOOy GHGLcate the completed new high school Sept. 14. Beginning at 9 a.m., members of the rpper aublin High School senior class and their teachers, building and district administrators, elected officials and special invited guests will participate in an hour-long program in the Performing Arts Center auditorium that includes musical entertainment, guest speakers and a retrospective of the 50-plus years of “life in the old rpper aublin High School.” sideotaped memories of alumni representing the last six decades, longtime teachers and former administrators will be shared along with a photo montage of each decade. Another key focus of the event will be a challenge to students to recognize and embrace the opportunities afforded them with these new resources. The district is in the process of inviting retired district teachers as well as former members of the school board to attend the event. Anticipating that some intended recipients will be missed, anyone expecting an invitation may contact the superintendent’s office at 215-6438802 to verify the correct contact information is on file.
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, find great deals, select fall plantings as well as enjoy homemade shoo-fly pies, 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 am[email protected] yahoo.com. Advertising, signage and customer parking will be provided; 10-by10-foott 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 information or to reserve a shoo-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.
The Historical Society of Whitpain will hold an Open House Sept. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Franklinville School, 1701 Morris Road, Blue Bell. Children are welcome to come and write on slateboards, play period games and dress up in period clothes. Great photoop! Come see our progress for this 1858 one-room schoolhouse.
County Community College will hold three community nights this fall in its stateof-the-art observatory and observation deck: Sept. 17 from 8 to 10 p.m., Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. The observatory is located on the third floor of the College’s Advanced Technology Center, Central Campus, 340 aehalb Pike, Blue Bell. For more information, call 215-641-6460. Community nights are free of charge and are open to the public, and astronomy clubs are welcome. Students from the college’s introduction to astronomy course volunteer during the event to share their knowledge and assist visitors with using the telescope and viewing equipment. The observatory and observation deck are features of the college’s 60,000 square-foot Advanced Technology Center. The observatory features a 16-inch MEAaE SchmidtCassegrain research-level telescope and a 90-mm Coronado telescope for safe observation of the sun. All of the instruments are controllable both in the classroom as well as in the observatory itself. Through a fiber network, images can be downloaded for further study and comparison and can be used in online courses.
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 the second-floor classroom of the Brendlinger Library, which is located in College Hall at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 aehalb Pike, Blue Bell. The webinar is open to the public and is applicable for all current or prospective students regard- less of what institution they attend. Space is limited, and registration is required. For information or to register, contact Lawrence Greene at [email protected] or 215619-7352.
Free heart screenings will be offered Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the rpper aublin 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 nT syndrome. Preregistration is required, and the sign ups will begin Aug. 15 online at http:LLwww.simonsfund.orgL get-screenedLregister. The screenings are for all rpper aublin community students (ages 10 to 19); students do not need to attend the rpper aublin schools. A parent is required to accompany the student being screened.
The second annual Garlic in the Garden and Dedication Event will take place Sept. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Temple Ambler Research Garden, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler. The Garlic in the Garden and aedication Event is an annual celebration of the garden and garlic in memory of John Paul Endicott. The garden aims to carry out Endicott’s vision as an avid gardener conscious and committed to creating accessible and healthy organic produce for all. This event honors Endicott while celebrating the joys of garlic through a garlic dish competition. This event will include a special dedication ceremony, garlic cook-off competition, silent auction, games, 50L50 raffle, volunteer awards, gardening demonstrations, community pot luck, donation food collection and more. RSsP by Sept. 12. To RSsP or for more event or garlic cookoff information, contact Judy Shatz at 267-468-8000 or [email protected]ple.edu.
Montgomery County Community College will host a dual exhibit featuring the artwork of Mel Fetterolf and Jim McFarlane through Oct. 6 at the College’s Fine Arts Center Gallery, Central Campus, 340 aehalb Pike, Blue Bell. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a gallery talk at 2 p.m. The exhibit and reception are open to the public and free of charge. For more information about the exhibition at MCCC, contact Gallery airector Holly Cairns at 215-619-7349 or [email protected] You can help support the arts and art education programs at Montgomery County Community College by becoming a Friend of The Galleries. aonations are tax deductible. For more information, contact the College Foundation at 215-641-6535. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.
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. Proceeds will benefit the college’s annual fund, which supports academic programs and loosens the financial strain put on 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 indi- vidual 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.
Bethlehem Baptist Church will host its fall conference 2012 “Empowering through Unity and Peace” Sept. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 29 from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Free fellowship weekend for married couples, singles and teens featuring preaching, workshops and two Concerts. The church is located at Penllyn Pike and aager Road, Spring House. For more information, call 215643-4977 or visit www.bbc4christ.org.
Upper Dublin Community Day will take place Sept. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the grounds of rpper aublin High School. Activities include Antiques on Air (free appraisal of old stuff), lots of live entertainment, fireworks 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 215-371-1800 or email cfer[email protected]soncenter.org. If you have an antique for a free appraisal, call Sandi aanaher 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 arive, 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. comLAmblerGives.
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 aager 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 benefit the Rev. Charles W. nuann Humanitarian Scholarship. sendors (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 membersL ministries and $25 non-BBC membersLministries. Deadline for registration and payment is Sept. 21. Payment by cash or check. For general inquiries, contact the church office at 215-6434977. For vendor inquiries, contact aeaconess aonna Parker at 215-527-3588 or aeaconess Ronte Melvin Oates at 215-362-3436.
Volunteers needed for Ambler Area YMCA 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; r.S. History; or world history. If you are interested or would like to receive more information, contact
Teen airector Mike Miles (215) 628-9950 ext. 1540. [email protected]laymca.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 RSsP 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 RSsP 610-834-1040, 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. pro[email protected] or calling 215-407-0992.
• “7KH GDWHV DUH &ORVing,” a play by Merle Field, and Selichot Service: Sept. 8. 8 p.m.: live performance to be followed by discussion; 9:30 p.m.: Selichot Service in anticipation of High Holy aays; 10 p.m.: dessert and reception. Join us at Or Hadash for a powerful and moving presentation of this acclaimed play that explores the themes of loyalty, identity, betrayal, repentance and forgiveness. This event is free with free of charge and open to the community. who to ask? aid you ever wonder if your color andLor style are right for your face shape, texture of hair or even ability to style? Now is the time to find those things out and more. Our instructor has 19 years experience, a salon in Ambler and keeps current on the newest techniques in style and color. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise with you. Fee: $8. Register by Sept. 5.
• Medicare 101: Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. If turning 65 is on the horizon for you, there are decisions you need to make. This presentation is for you. The basics of Medicare will be covered and you’ll get answers to fundamental questions to prepare for when you’re eligible: How ao I nualify for Medicare?; When ao I become Eligible?; ao I have to Enroll?; What is Original Medicare?; What aoes Medicare Cover?; Medicare Part C vs Medicare Supplemental; Medicare Part a prescription Plans. Fee: $8. Register by Sept. 5.
• Sugar Blue: Sept. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ao you crave sugary snacks to give you energy or to satisfy that sweet tooth? Have you noticed that instead of energy, you end up more tired? You may have other effects, e.g. how is your weight, how do you sleep, dull skin, headaches, stressed? Join us to learn: the top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness, how sugar is part of the solution - not the problem, tips to eat foods you enjoy and not deprive yourself, how to understand how your lifestyle affects your cravings and your first steps to take back control of your life and health. Fee: $15. Register by Sept. 6.
• Fit, Fun & Flexible: six 7KuUVdDyV IURP 6HSW. 13 to Oct. 18 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The area’s best personal trainer, the always encouraging, fun-lovin’, high energy hathi Neal, is returning to Br. FF&F is a blend of strength training, core strengtheningLbalance, aerobics and lots of fun. All fitness levels welcome. Modifications available if needed. If you’re tired of the shape you’re in, come join us. Fee: $60. Register by Sept. 7.
• Social Security, Retirement & You: Sept. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Social Security Administration is conducting a pre-retirement seminar that is open the public. This is your chance to get all your questions answered as you plan for receiving benefits. Learn about your full retirement age, when to collect benefits, how work affects your benefits, enrolling in Medicare, family benefits and more. (This gentleman is with the SSA and we are excited to have him return to Boomer r. You will not find more accurate information anywhere.) Fee: $5. Register by 6HSW. 13.
• ZuPED: VLx 7uHVdDyV from Sept. 25 to Oct. 20 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The lovely Linsey is returning to Boomer r. wumba slogan is “aitch the workout; join the party!” It’s the fastest growing dance-based fitness program in the country. wumba is easy-to-follow aerobicL dance moves performed to upbeat catchy Latin salsa and merengue music. It’s “exercise in disguise,” major cardio plus toning and it’s exhilarating and fun! Fee: $39. Register by Sept. 20.
• Eat for Energy: Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ao you find yourself struggling to have enough energy to make it through the day? ao you use foods like coffee, chocolate or other sweet snacks to give yourself a boost at various points throughout the day? Many of these foods give us energy in the short term but actually drain it from our bodies in the long term, causing yet another dose of caffeine or sugar just hours later. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to break this cycle once and for all? It can be done. Join instructor and holistic health coach Rachael Pontillo and learn some simple tips on how to eat foods and make lifestyle choices that will increase your daily energy. With more energy throughout the day, you can focus more on what’s really important rather than counting the minutes until your next coffee break. Fee: $15. Register by Oct. 5.
• Learn the Secrets of LinkedIn and Facebook Power Users: Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. How do you connect with customersLclientsL prospects on these popular social media networks? LinkedIn and Facebook business pages offer lots of mileage for your time investment - if you use them smartly. Otherwise, you can spend hours and not make progress with building your business. In two hours, you’ll learn to maximize your time spent on LinkedIn and Facebook business pages. You’ll know the three best ways to connect with prospects, what to say to build trust and how to turn that trust into business. Fee: $20. Register by Oct. 12.
7KH 0RQWHVVRUy 6FKRRO, 1701 Jarrettown Road, DUHVKHU, wLOO RIIHU 7DL-L DQd 4LGRQJ WKURuJK 6HSW. 11 on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TaiJi is a Chinese martial art. The form consists of a series of choreographed self-defense movements, linked together and performed slowly. Form practice develops awareness of the principals (balance, structure, release of tensions, breath and energy), body control, focus, concentration and discipline. niGong means to do quality work on the energy of the body. For more information, call 215572-9189.
Blue Bell School of Dance, 921 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, hosts AUJHQWLQH 7DQJR &ODVVHV and a Milonga dance party every Friday evening. Lessons start at 8:30 p.m. followed by dancing at 9:30 p.m. Andrew Conway, master Argentine Tango dancer, instructor and performer and his partner Linda Chase will instruct. All levels welcome and no partner is needed. Refreshments will be served. Fee is $12 per person and includes lesson and dancing. Information: 215-634-1101 or www.amoretango.com.
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