Music & Theater
The Ambler Choral Society invites singers to join its 33rd season. Rehearsals start Sept. 11 and are held on Tuesday evenings at the Church of the Open aoor in
Fort Washington. Our winter concert with orchestra Nov. 25 includes Mozart’s “Solemn sespers,” a motet by Bach and “The aream Isaiah Saw” by Glenn Rudolph. The conductor is Mark aaugherty. For information, call Marilyn Bonner at 215646-4497.
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 Lutheran Church, 620 Welsh Road, Horsham. The first rehearsal of the new season will be held Sept. 18. For more information, contact Alex Ramirez at 215572-6649 or Carol Bonnet at 215-646-2713. January/June 1952. Evening reception Oct. 11 and lunch Oct. 12 at the Crown Plaza, Street Road, Trevose. Contact Mike Gabor at 609-266-3909 or firstname.lastname@example.org. the Autism Spectrum are invited to join a support group on the second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Plains Mennonite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield. The group gathers to give and receive emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information, share stories and be more effectively equipped with skills and insights to parent children on the Autism Spectrum. Catherine Schadler, M.Ed., shares her knowledge and expertise around topics chosen by the group. Pastor aawn Ranck gives overall leadership, coordinating the group and facilitating the conversation. More information at www. plainsmennonitechurch.org or by calling 215-362-7640.
The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to pack or deliver meals to the elderly and infirmed. Meals are packed and delivered mornings, Monday through Friday. You can volunteer for as many days per week or month as you would like. Packaging meals requires approximately 2-1L2 hours of your time each day and involves making sandwiches, packaging food into individual serving containers and packing coolers with the meals. aelivering meals requires approximately 1-1L2 hours of your time each day and involves loading coolers into your car and delivering a route of approximately 10 to 15 stops. The Meals on Wheels program is also in need of emergency, winterweather volunteers to pack and deliver meals in bad weather. North Penn sNA is located at 51 Medical Campus arive in Lansdale and delivers meals in the Lansdale, North Wales and Blue Bell areas. For more information or to volunteer, please call Bridget, North Penn sNA Meals on Wheels coordinator at 215-8558296.
Center for Loss and Bereavement, 3847 Skippack Pike, Skippack (610222-4110) www.bereavementcenter.org offers professional counseling for individuals, couples, children and families dealing with issues of loss and bereavement. Six-week adult support groups: Newly forming young adult grief support group – every other Wednesday, 7 – 8:15 p.m. (free of charge); Monthly loss of child support – second Mondays, 7-8:15 p.m.; Six-week young loss of spouseLpartner – Thursdays, 10-11:15 a.m.; other groups scheduled as interest is shown for suicide loss support, adult loss of parent, motherless daughters, adult loss of sibling, coping with chronic illness and disability and men’s loss of spouse. Nello’s Corner Family Bereavement program offers peer grief support groups for ages 4 through teen and their caregivers – Every other Tuesday or Wednesday (free of charge) Local chapter of Parents of Murdered Children also meets at the Center. Registration required. Call for further information.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Kehillah of old York Road is sponsoring a free Caregiver Support Group for individuals who care for an elderly person with cognitive andLor physical impairments. The group meets at SarahCare Adult aay Care Center, 101 Washington Lane, Suite G-6, Jenkintown, Pa., on the first Wednesday of each month. Patty Rich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, of The Counseling for Caregivers Program of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, leads the sessions, which are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All are welcome. Respite care is available during meetings to facilitate attendance. on-site free parking is available. Light refreshments are provided. For more information call Lynne Balaban, 215-884-3944.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically select exchange students have good English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about the rSA by living as part of your family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with you. The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families may select the youngster of their choice from extensive student applications, family photos and biographical essays. To become a host family or find out more about ASSE and its programs, please call Sue 732-251-1517 or 1-800-6772773. or visit us at www. asse.com. There are hundreds of students to choose from, so call – and begin the process of selecting your new son or daughter today.
Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley The organization’s mission is to provide a meeting place where people with cancer and their families and friends can join others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a comfortable, home-like setting. Gilda’s Club aelaware salley is located in Warminster at 200 hirk Road. Their phone number is 215-4413290 or visit on the Internet at www.gildasclubdelval. org. For more information, call Gilda’s Club aelaware salley at (215) 441-3290, or visit their Web site at www. gildasclubdelval.org.
The American Heart American Stroke Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania is seeking volunteers to become voices of power through its stroke prevention program. For information on volunteer opportunities call 610-234-2457.
The Foster Grandparent Program of Montgomery County is in need of dedicated senior volunteers to enhance the lives of children throughout Montgomery County. solunteer Foster Grandparents must be 55 years of age or older and be willing to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. solunteers receive a small tax-free stipend, free transportation, paid training and an annual physical exam. For information on the Foster Grandparent Program, call 610-6300201.
Overeaters Anonymous is a 12- step group for anyone struggling with food issues of any kind. It meets Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the Health Education room in the Becoming Center, part of the Artman Home in Ambler, 250 North Bethlehem Pike. For information call 267-259-4815.