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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 fdo­bisch@aol.com. 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.

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