Roxborough Male Cho­rus to host open house event for po­ten­tial mem­bers.

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Win­ter Com­mu­nity Classes

North Light Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 175 Green Lane, Manayunk, will of­fer the fol­low­ing com­mu­nity classes this win­ter:

• Car­toon­ing Class for Chil­dren with Nate Walker: Wednes­day evenings, Jan. 9 to 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Stu­dents will use acrylic paint on can­vas and ap­ply a fin­ish­ing gloss to their com­pleted works on land­scapes, pets, peo­ple, pop cul­ture icons and more. For ages 8 to 15. Cost: $60 per four-week ses­sion.

• Let’s Dance! Put on Your Red Shoes … with Renée Ban­son: Wednes­day evenings, Jan. 9 to 30, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. With move­ments de­rived from jazz, mod­ern mu­sic, bal­let and mu­si­cal the­ater, each class starts with a be­gin­ner 20-minute warmup and thera-bands for re­sis­tance train­ing. Let’s Dance! is geared to­ward 55-plus folks, but all are wel­come. Cost: four classes for $50.

• Seido Karate with Sen­pai Lizzy McLel­lan Rav­itch and Sen­pai Greg Bur­ton: Tues­day evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Satur­days from 9 to 10 a.m. Monthly ses­sion runs through Jan. 26. Par­tic­i­pants may try the first class be­fore reg­is­ter­ing. Seido is tra­di­tional Ja­panese karate for stu­dents of all abil­ity lev­els. En­hance phys­i­cal abil­i­ties, build strength and learn use­ful self-de­fense tech­niques in a class set­ting em­phasing dis­ci­pline, re­spect and moral char­ac­ter. Open to adults and chil­dren ages 7 and up. Cost: Tues­days only or Satur­days only $40; two fam­ily mem­bers for Tues­days only or Satur­days only $70; Tues­days and Satur­days $70; Two fam­ily mem­bers for Tues­days and Satur­days: $130.

• Bal­let Barre Plus with Renée Ban­son: Satur­day morn­ings through Jan. 26 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. This class is geared to­ward be­gin­ners but will be a good work­out for more ad­vanced dancers as well. The class be­gins with a pre-barre warmup fol­lowed by a full bal­let barre and small jumps and ends with barre and floor stretch­ing. Cost: four classes for $50.

Those in­ter­ested can regis­ter on­line for any of the classes at north­light­com­mu­ni­ty­cen­ter.org.

Win­ter Land­scape De­sign Sym­po­sium

The 30th an­nual New Di­rec­tions in the Amer­i­can Land­scape De­sign Sym­po­sium will be held Jan. 10 and 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Blue Bell.

This year’s ti­tle and em­pha­sis, Ecol­ogy-Based Land­scape De­sign: What Comes Next?, will il­lus­trate how an ex­panded def­i­ni­tion of “eco­log­i­cal de­sign” — in­clud­ing con­tri­bu­tions from gar­den his­tory, agroe­col­ogy, an­thro­pol­ogy, so­cial jus­tice, art and, of course, the eco­log­i­cal sciences — can yield en­vi­ron­men­tally sound, yet cul­tur­ally con­nected land­scapes. Fea­tured speak­ers will rep­re­sent a se­lect group of land­scape ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers who are cre­at­ing places that ef­fec­tively and con­sis­tently con­nect peo­ple and na­ture. Ap­pro­pri­ate for land­scape pro­fes­sion­als as well as tree and na­tive land­scape en­thu­si­asts, this con­fer­ence also will of­fer con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion units for land­scape ar­chi­tects.

This sym­po­sium is spon­sored by Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum of the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, Con­necti­cut Col­lege Ar­bore­tum and New Di­rec­tions in the Amer­i­can Land­scape de­vel­oped by Larry Weaner Land­scape As­so­ciates.

Pay­ment and reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to regis­ter, go to bit.ly/Mor­risCon­fer­ences or call 215-247-5777 ext. 125.

‘Cal­en­dar Girls’

Old Academy Play­ers will present “Cal­en­dar Girls” by Tim Firth.

Show dates are Fri­days, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, at 8 p.m.; Satur­days, Jan. 12, 19 and 26, at 8 p.m.; and Sun­days, Jan. 20 and 27, at 2 p.m.

Tick­ets cost $20 per per­son and are avail­able at olda­cade­my­play­ers.org.

Park­ing for all per­for­mances is free.

For more in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, call 215-843-1109.

Holly High­lights and Win­ter Green­ery

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will of­fer a Holly High­lights and Win­ter Green­ery Tour Satur­days, Jan. 12 and 26, at 2 p.m.

Join a guide to ex­plore the ar­bore­tum’s col­lec­tion of hol­lies and other broadleaf ev­er­greens that en­liven the win­ter land­scape.

Tours are in­cluded with gar­den ad­mis­sion. Reg­is­tra­tion is not re­quired. Tours be­gin at the Wi­dener Vis­i­tor Cen­ter.

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Ch­est­nut Hill.

Roxborough Male Cho­rus Open House

The Roxborough Male Cho­rus will hold an open house Mon­day, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Lev­er­ing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

The Open House will be an op­por­tu­nity for prospec­tive mem­bers to meet cho­rus mem­bers, sit in on the re­hearsal and ask mem­bers, of­fi­cers and the di­rec­tor ques­tions. En­joy re­fresh­ments, fel­low­ship and song.

Men are in­vited to sit in and sing a va­ri­ety of mu­sic in­clud­ing Broad­way, jazz, ’50s, ’60s, pop, doo-wop, coun­try, bar­ber­shop, clas­si­cal, pa­tri­otic, gospel, coun­try, mem­ber fa­vorites and new mu­sic. Men do not need to read mu­sic to be part of this cho­rus. The cho­rus has pro­vided mu­sic to the Roxborough com­mu­nity since 1923.

Prospec­tive mem­bers are wel­come to bring a friend.

There is free park­ing in the church park­ing lot and on the street.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Di­rec­tor Scott Santo at [email protected] or 215 593-8787 or Pres­i­dent Alan Ankeny at [email protected]­cast.net or 215-7530203.

In­ter­ac­tive Healthy Cook­ing Class

Jour­ney’s Way, Re­sources & Pro­grams for Peo­ple 55+, will of­fer Se­niors Eat­ing Well, an in­ter­ac­tive and ed­u­ca­tional cook­ing class spon­sored by the Health Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil.

The nine-week work­shop will meet on Wednes­day morn­ings, Jan. 17 through March 13, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Nu­tri­tion Ed­u­ca­tors will be fa­cil­i­tat­ing this in­for­ma­tive work­shop.

There is no charge, but reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended.

Jour­ney’s Way is lo­cated at 403 Rec­tor St., Roxborough.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215487-1750.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Ser­vice

If you’re look­ing for a way to get in­volved in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Ser­vice, con­sider help­ing Friends of the Wis­sahickon (FOW) in its on­go­ing grounds work project at the his­toric Thomas Man­sion in Ger­man­town Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The prop­erty, which once boasted beau­ti­fully land­scaped gar­dens and a green house, needs lots of reg­u­lar main­te­nance to keep from be­com­ing over­grown.

For the fifth con­sec­u­tive MLK ser­vice day, FOW is seek­ing vol­un­teers to help clear over­grown in­va­sive plants along the man­sion’s drive­way.

All are wel­come.

To vol­un­teer meet at Thomas Man­sion, 6245 Wis­sahickon Ave., Ger­man­town. at 9 a.m.

Regis­ter at fow.org.

Town Hall Meet­ing

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, will hold her 80th town hall meet­ing Satur­day, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. at Cathe­dral Vil­lage, 600 E. Cathe­dral Road, Roxborough.

The ses­sion will fo­cus on ef­forts to change the House Rules in Harrisburg.

DeLis­sio’s stated goals for her town halls in­clude in­form­ing con­stituents about how the leg­isla­tive process works.

More in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by call­ing DeLis­sio’s of­fice at 215-482-8726 or vis­it­ing pa­house.com/DeLis­sio.

Ceram­ics Class

Jour­ney’s Way, Re­sources & Pro­grams for Peo­ple 55+, 403 Rec­tor St., Roxborough, will of­fer a ceram­ics clay hand­build­ing class for be­gin­ners and be­yond.

Michael Zerbe, a lo­cal ar­ti­san, will teach this 10-week work­shop.

The class will meet on Tues­day af­ter­noons through March 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

There is a fee for this class, and reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215487-1750.

Civic As­so­ci­a­tion Meet­ings

• The Manayunk Neigh­bor­hood Coun­cil meets the first Wednes­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Venice Is­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 7 Lock St. Manayunk.

• The Cen­tral Roxborough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the first Thurs­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Lev­er­ing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

• The East Falls Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meets the se­cond Mon­day of the month at 7 p.m. at East Falls Pres­by­te­rian Church, 3800 Vaux St., East Falls.

• The Wis­sahickon Neigh­bors Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the se­cond Mon­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Pil­grim Church, 3158 Ter­race St., Manayunk.

• The Ridge Park Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the se­cond Tues­day of the month in March, June, Septem­ber and De­cem­ber at 7 p.m. at the Fifth Dis­trict Po­lice Sta­tion, 6666 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

• The Up­per Roxborough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the se­cond Wednes­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Roxborough Pres­by­te­rian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

• The Wis­sahickon In­ter­ested Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion meets the se­cond Wednes­day of the month at 7 p.m. at North­ern Chil­dren’s Ser­vices, 5301 Ridge Ave., Wis­sahickon.

• East Falls For­ward meets the third Thurs­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. at BuLog­ics/StatIS, 3721 Mid­vale Ave., East Falls. A free com­mu­nity happy hour pre­cedes the meet­ing, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

Jour­ney’s Way Pro­grams

Jour­ney’s Way, Re­sources & Pro­grams for Peo­ple 55+, a divi­sion of In­ter­com­mu­nity Ac­tion Inc., in­vites com­mu­nity mem­bers to visit the Cen­ter lo­cated at 403 Rec­tor St.

Jour­ney’s Way of­fers a wide ar­ray of pro­grams for per­sonal growth, fit­ness, ed­u­ca­tion, cre­ative ex­pres­sion, vol­un­teer­ing, plus in­for­ma­tion, re­sources and so­cial ser­vices if needed. Par­tic­i­pants can regis­ter for lunch if they are 60-plus, and trans­porta­tion can be ar­ranged if they are 65-plus. Many ser­vices and ac­tiv­i­ties are free and dona­tions and fees for classes are af­ford­able.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call 215-487-1750.

Se­nior Cit­i­zens Din­ner

Join your neigh­bors ev­ery Wednes­day evening from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roxborough Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal Cafe­te­ria for a $5 meal and a visit with friends.

James Tur­rell Skys­pace

The James Tur­rell Skys­pace at Ch­est­nut Hill Friends Meet­ing is open to the pub­lic ev­ery Sun­day evening.

This Skys­pace dis­plays sub­tly evolv­ing col­ored light wash­ing a vaulted ceil­ing around a rect­an­gu­lar open­ing to the fad­ing twilight sky di­rectly over head.

The pro­gram starts 10 min­utes be­fore sun­set.

Seat­ing is lim­ited. To re­serve a place and find the start time for spe­cific dates, check Tick­etLeap. com and search for Skys­pace.

The Skys­pace is lo­cated at 20 E. Mer­maid Lane in the Ch­est­nut Hill sec­tion of Philadel­phia.

For com­fort­able view­ing, guests are en­cour­aged to bring yoga mats and cush­ions to lie on the floor or prop their heads up

while sit­ting on the benches.

Well Spouse Sup­port Group

A new Well Spouse sup­port group meet­ing the fourth Tues­day of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cen­ter on the Hill at the Pres­by­te­rian Church, 8855 Ger­man­town Ave., Ch­est­nut Hill.

Fa­cil­i­ta­tors for the group are Fern Zei­gler, Claire Salvi and David Hale. All have many years of spousal care­giv­ing. All care about help­ing the care­giver.

When one is ill, two need help. When a per­son gets a di­ag­no­sis of a dis­ease or be­comes phys­i­cally dis­abled, their spouse/part­ner is there to help, but who is there to help the “care­giver”? This can be a lonely and some­times over­whelm­ing and fright­en­ing pur­suit for the “well spouse/part­ner.”

When some­one be­comes a care­giver for their spouse or part­ner, their life changes. What were once shared ac­tiv­i­ties/re­spon­si­bil­i­ties be­gin to fall more and more on the care­giver. Meals, shop­ping, laun­dry, clean­ing, child care and fi­nan­cial mat­ters are just a few of the things the care­giver may be­gin to carry alone. Va­ca­tion plans and dreams in­evitably change. Friends may dis­ap­pear. Fam­ily may not be as avail­able as one would hope. Some level of de­pres­sion may oc­cur.

One form of self-help is a sup­port group. This is a group of peo­ple who face sim­i­lar prob­lems. It is a place of respite and even laugh­ter, a place where you are truly un­der­stood and you don’t have to ex­plain your­self. It is also a place for shar­ing of re­sources and ways to care for self.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Fern Zei­gler at 484-686-7689 or fernzei­[email protected] or Claire Salvi at 215-407-5567.

An­dorra Li­brary Pro­grams

In­for­ma­tion: The An­dorra branch of the Free Li­brary of Philadel­phia is lo­cated at 705 E Cathe­dral Road, Roxborough. The li­brary is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­days and Wed­nes­days; noon to 8 p.m. Tues­days and Thurs­days; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri­days and Satur­days; closed Sun­days. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit lib­www.freel­i­brary. org/lo­ca­tions/an­dorra-li­brary.

Preschool Sto­ry­time: The An­dorra li­brary hosts a reg­u­lar drop-in preschool sto­ry­time on Wednes­day morn­ings at 10:30 a.m.

Kids Yoga: Thurs­days at 4:45 p.m. Stretch, bend and pose with us. Wear com­fort­able cloth­ing (and if you hap­pen to have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it). For school-age kids.

LEGO Club: Work on the build­ing as­sign­ment, check out a project in one of our many Lego books or let your imag­i­na­tion soar and build a cre­ation all your own on Fri­days from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. For school-age chil­dren (the youngest chil­dren should be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult).

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — ROXBOROUGH MALE CHO­RUS

The Roxborough Male Cho­rus will hold an open house Mon­day, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Lev­er­ing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church in Roxborough.

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