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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.

7KH 0RQWJRPHUy HRVpi­tal Med­i­cal Cen­ter will of­fer the fol­low­ing classes:

• Child­birth Ed­u­ca­tion Class — all par­ents are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate, in­clud­ing those who are de­liv­er­ing at other hos­pi­tals. For more in­for­ma­tion on ma­ter­nity ser­vices or classes, call 610270-2020.

• &P5 DQd )LUVW ALd Cour­ses are of­fered for be­gin­ners to ex­pe­ri­ences health care providers. Call 610-270-2313.

7KH DLDEHWHV EduFDWLRQ Cen­ter will of­fer day and evening classes each month. Health in­sur­ance pays for di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion classes. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 610-270-2301.

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