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 VHFRnG-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 protected] or 215619-7352.
State Rep. Madeleine aean, a-153, will meet wLWK FRQVWLWuHQWV DW fiYH meetings over the course of September at locations throughout Montgomery County: Sept. 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Upper Dublin Township Building in Fort Washington.
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 nT 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.
The second annual darlic in the darden and aedication 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 Dedication 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 DuFWLRQ, JDPHV, 50/50 UDIflH, volunteer awards, gardening demonstrations, community pot luck, donation food collection and more. RSVP by Sept. 12. To RSVP 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 lct. 6 at the College’s Fine Arts Center Gallery, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb 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 Director 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. Donations 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.
dwynedd-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 EHQHfiW WKH FROOHJH’V DQQuDO fund, which supports academic programs and loosHQV WKH fiQDQFLDO VWUDLQ SuW on students. Last year, the tournament helped to raise more than A66,500 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.
Ambler Mennonite Church will host dun Violence Prevention Storytelling Tour Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. CeaseFirePA board member and former state Rep. Rick Taylor will share from his experiences with the gun lobby. Others on the panel will discuss their personal stories of the impact of gun violence, talk about the ilOHJDO flRZ RI JuQV LQWR WKH U.S. and discuss ways to respond. All are encouraged to come to share their experiences and learn more. The rour is sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee. More information can be found at eastcoast.mcc.org/ gvptour. Ambler Mennonite is located at 90 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Ambler. Contact the church at 215-643-4876.
Bethlehem Baptist Church will host its fall conference 2012 “Empowering through rnity 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 Dager Road, Spring House. For more information, call 215643-4977 or visit www.bbc- 4christ.org.
rpper aublin Community aay 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), lots of OLYH HQWHUWDLQPHQW, fiUHZRUNV 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 Danaher at 215-646-4365 for a time slot.
State Rep. Tom Murt, R-152, the tillow drove Chamber of Commerce, Susquehanna Bank, Burpee Seeds and Clemens Food droup will sponsor a Job Fair lct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Williamson Banquets/Restaurant Facility on Route 611 and Blair Mill Road in Horsham. Representatives from accounting, administrative, banking/ fiQDQFH, KHDOWK FDUH, UHWDLO sales/marketing, insurance, military and employment agencies will be available. 0RUH WKDQ 35 GLYHUVLfiHG employers will be on hand to discuss available positions. Attendees should bring copies of their resume and be prepared for on-site interviews. Recruiter booths are still available for companies with hiring needs. Information: www.wgjobfair.com, 217-675-7469 or [email protected]cast.net.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania will host Fashion for a Cause: Ambler’s Night of Big diving featuring a Bigs & Littles Fashion Show lct. 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.
Montgomery County Community College will induct six distinguished individuals into its Alumni eall of Fame during a ceremony lct. 5. The event will be held in the atrium of MCCC’s newly renovated Parkhouse Hall, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. The evening concludes with a dessert reception at 8:15 p.m. Tickets cost A35 each to attend. To register, visit www.mc3.edu/halloffame. The following individuals will be inducted into MCCC’s Alumni Hall of Fame: Cynthia Diccianni, East Norriton, founder and owner of Diccianni Financial Group Inc.; Julian Hauck, Harleysville, president and owner of Genesis Fitness Centre and Club Ew Fit; Scott Rau, Pottstown, senior vice president and director of Mobile Payments with Chase; Myrtle Williams, Fort Washington, artist; Kwan Marrow, Rising Star Inductee, Malvern, social networking manager with Gregory FCA; and Paul S. “Mike” Bitner, Honorary Inductee, Salford, former chairman of Montgomery County Community College’s Board of Trustees.
aeaconess Ministry will present lctoberfest 2012 lct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Penllyn Pike and Dager 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 yRuU OLIH. 3URFHHGV EHQHfiW the Rev. Charles W. nuann 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: A20 BBC members/ ministries and A25 non-BBC members/ministries. aeadline for registration and payment is Sept. 21. Payment by cash or check. For general inquiries, contact the FKuUFK RIfiFH DW 215-6434977. For vendor inquiries, contact Deaconess Donna Parker at 215-527-3588 or Deaconess Ronte Melvin Oates at 215-362-3436.
RSVP of Montgomery County will hold its seventh annual RrN tILa 5K Run & 1 Mile talk lct. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Elmwood Park woo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown. Proceeds will benHfiW WKH QRQSURfiW’V FKLOGUHQ’V OLWHUDFy SURJUDPV, EHQHfiWLQJ 2,300-plus students throughout the county. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Rain or shine event. Pre-register by visiting www.rsvpmc. org or call 610-834-1040 ext. 10. 5K fees: ages 6-16, A15; ages 17-plus, A25 (day of event A30). Walk fees: ages 6 to 16, A15; ages 17plus, A20; under 6 free. Free admission to the Elmwood woo with registration. The event will feature entertainment, prizes and refreshements, and all who register prior to Sept. 30 will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Margi at mar[email protected]
The tissahickon Valley tatershed Association will hold the new dreen Ribbon Trail Race lct. 7, sponsored by the North Wales Running Company. This race is ideal for all levels of trail runners — those with experience and others who are new to trail running. The 5-mile loop course begins and ends at the Upper Gwynedd Township Park in North Wales. ,W LV ODUJHOy flDW, ZLWK VRPH single-track sections and especially beautiful in the fall. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. along WVWA’s Green Ribbon Trail that follows the Wissahickon Creek and returns to the park via the Natural Lands Trust’s Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve. Fireside Bar & Grille of
Ambler will host a runners brunch at the park during the award ceremony. Register today at www.wvwa. org. The Green Ribbon Trail Race joins the Walks for the Wissahickon, now in its 16th year. The guided walks offer people the opportunity to experience the Wissahickon Watershed from top to bottom. Hikers can take the Challenge Hike and walk all 21-miles of the Green Ribbon Trail to the Schuylkill River or walk the Montgomery County section to Flourtown. Walkers can choose to walk 5 or 8 miles in the Upper Wissahickon Walk that ends at WVWA’s historic barn in Ambler. Fireside Bar & Grille is providing the walkers lunch at the WVWA Barn. This event raises funds for WVWA’s efforts to preserve and protect open space in the Wissahickon Watershed. For more information on sponsorship or event details, contact Carol DeLancey at 215-646-8866 or visit www.wvwa.org.
Montgomery County Community College will hold career fairs at its Central Campus, 340 aeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. lct. 9, Nov. 13 and aec. 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 organizations that wish to participate in the career fairs can register at http://ti- nyurl.com/MC3JobFairReg or by contacting Cindy CerUUWL LN WKH 2IfiFH RI &DUHHU Services at 610-718-1802 or ccer[email protected]
Montgomery County Community College will host the annual Montgomery County Regional College Fair lct. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Center at the Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Free parking is available in the lots off of Morris and Cathcart roads. For additional information and to view the list of colleges and institutions registered, visit www.mc3.edu or email admis[email protected] Representatives from more than 150 accredited colleges and universities will be on hand to speak with students and their parents about admissions criteria and procedures. High school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are encouraged to attend along with their parents and friends. The fair will also be EHNHfiFLDO IRU WUDNVIHU DNG adult students, as well as for college students seeking a place to take courses while home for the summer. )LNDNFLDO DLG RIfiFHUV IURP local colleges and guidance counselors from Montgomery County high schools will be prepared to answer questions regarding paying for college and the college search process. In addition, representatives from lendLNJ LNVWLWUWLRNV DNG fiNDNFLDO advisors will offer information about their services. Two special workshops will highlight the evening and will provide students with an in-depth look into the admissions process. At 7 p.m., Pat Tamborello, director of guidance at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, will present “Introduction to Admissions.” Participants will learn about applica- tion procedures, writing an entrance essay, early action and early decision options, scheduling a campus visit and other relevant topics. At 7:30 p.m., Denise Nuccio, fiNDNFLDO DLG DNG HNUROOPHNW generalist at Montgomery County Community College, will present an overYLHw RI WKH fiNDNFLDO DLG process.
The Fall Bazaar at Normandy Farms Estates, Morris Road and Twin Silo arive, Blue Bell, will be held lct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many items for sale at bargain prices. Luncheon available. Everyone welcome.
The 50th annual Jarrettown Fall Festival will be held lct. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Jarrettown Elementary School. This year we want to encourage all Jarrettown alumni as well as the entire Upper Dublin community to help us celebrate one of Jarrettown’s most beloved traditions. There will be fun carnival JDPHV, HxFLWLNJ LNflDWDEOH slides and activities, food, JLIW EDVNHW UDIflHV DNG SULzes. There will be the opportunity for alumni to look at old yearbooks and see how the school has changed and how it has stayed the same. $OO SURFHHGV UDLVHG EHNHfiW the school and its students.
Foulkeways at dwynedd will host two “Meet the Candidates” presentations in the Foulkeways Auditorium. lct. 15 at 7 p.m.: Candidates for representative in the U.S. House of Representatives Allyson Y. Schwartz, incumbent Democrat, and Joseph James Rooney, Republican, will come together to discuss their views and answer your questions prior to the upcoming election. lct. 29 at 7 p.m.: Candidates for representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly Kate Harper, incumbent Republican, and Jo White, Democrat, will come together to discuss their views and to give you an opportunity to ask questions prior to the November elections. Both events are free and open to the public. Foulkeways is located at 1120 Meetinghouse Road, Gwynedd, and the auditorium is located in the Community Center Building.
Montgomery County Community College will hold three community nights this fall in its stateof-the-art observatory and observation deck: lct. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. The observatory LV ORFDWHG RN WKH WKLUG flRRU of the College’s Advanced Technology Center, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb 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 MEADE 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 LWVHOI. 7KURUJK D fiEHU NHWwork, images can be downloaded for further study and comparison and can be used in online courses.
The annual Foulkeways Craft Fair, sponsored by the Foulkeways Residents Association, will be held lct. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Foulkeways Auditorium located in the Community Center. Homemade crafts, quilts, holiday ornaments, American Girl Doll clothes, knitted items, baked goods and plants will be available, plus much, much more. Admission is free and the public is invited. Foulkeways is located at 1120 Meetinghouse Road, Gwynedd. You are urged to use the Foulkeways main entrance on Sumneytown Pike.
Temple Sinai’s Sisterhood will hold its third annual Royal Rummage Sale lct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Get ready for bargains, specials and some really good pickings of clothes, house wares, shoes, kids stuff, jewelry and so much more. The sale will be held at Temple Sinai, 1401 Limekiln Pike, Dresher. Merchandise on sale will include clothing, ladies and men’s shoes and accessories, small furniture, home furnishing décor and household items, jewelry, small appliances, sporting goods, toys, linens, knick knacks and antiques. All items will be in good working condition. For more information, visit tsinai.org or call 215643-6510.
The thitemarsh Encampment at eope Lodge will be held Nov. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come to the 31st annual Whitemarsh Encampment Re-enactment and celebrate the time in 1777 when Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army were camped in the Montgomery County hills, prior to moving west to Valley Forge for the winter. See military demonstrations and skirmishes. Enjoy sutlers with period reproductions and colonial crafts. Learn about hearth cooking. Tour the Hope Lodge mansion and much more. Hope Lodge is located at 553 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington. There is free on-site parking, and food is available. Admission is A7 for adults; A5 for seniors and youth/students; and children ages 5 and under are free. There is also a special family rate of A20 per car. For more information, visit www.ushistory.org/hope.
Cardinal lpportunities is seeking new volunteers, with orientation for new mentors staring soon. Cardinal Opportunities is beginning its 13th year as a mentoring program for some Upper Dublin High School students who have shown academic potential and the need for additional direction. It’s not only the VWUGHNWV wKR EHNHfiW IURP the program. The mentors also feel enriched by their interaction with the young people and each other. Now is the time to volunteer to be part of this dynamic program. By sharing your life experiences and knowledge you will help a young person make the most of their high school experience. Sponsored by the Upper Dublin Education Foundation, Cardinal Opportunities is looking for adults (25 years of age or older) interested in helping Upper Dublin High School students by serving as mentors. If you have four hours a month to spend with a student and the willingness to provide counsel, friendship and constructive examples, you can help a young person achieve his or her potential. After background checks and training, a mentor will be matched with a student, To YROUNWHHU RU fiNG RUW PRUH about Cardinal Opportunities, contact Leslie Nylund at 215-628-9984 or Bob Danaher at 215-646-4365.