Event Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendar entries should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the desired print date. Additions to the calendar are made on a space-available basis.
Pancake Breakfast: Cheltenham Troop 22 will hold a pancake breakfast Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham. The breakfast will feature pancakes, saudage, orange juice, milk, desserts and more. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Funds raised will supports the troop’s goal of attending Summit Bechtel Reserve. For tickets, contact Gail at 215-512-3866 or Gailchase1@comcast.net or Jerry at 267-249-9167 or Czech910@aol.com. Tickets also will be available at the door.
Old York Road Symphony Performance: The Old York Road Symphony will open its 86th season with a concert Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. at Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington. Violinist Timothy Chooi will perform Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. Also on the program is Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 senior and $5 students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 215-641-6739 or visit oyrs.ticketleap.com.
A Window to the Soul: Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, will present Nishan Yardumian’s Biblical Art exhibition through Nov. 4 featuring paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn painter and fine arts instructor illustrating our shared human experiences as spiritual beings. Donations accepted. For more information, call 267-502-2990 or visit GlencairnMuseum.org.
Town Square Cleanup: Join the Jenkintown Borough Environmental Advisory Committee in Town Square to help remove weeds/poison ivy, pick up litter and tidy up the Town Square Nov. 4 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feel free to bring trash bags, gloves and brooms. For more information, contact Andra Minio at email@example.com or Adrienne Redd at adrienne@ redd.com.
Bike Montco Workshop: The Montgomery County Planning Commission will offer a free public workshop on Bike Montco: The Bicycle Plan for Montgomery County Nov. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Abington Township Building, 1176 Old York Road, Abington. The workshop will focus on how municipalities can embark on practical and strategic projects to improve bicycle mobility and safety in their own communities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss how to make bicycling more appealing in their town.
Holiday Bazaar: Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Rydal, will hold a holiday bazaar Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature a silent auction, jewelry, handbags, baked goods, puzzles and games, holiday items, plants and more. Veterans Tribute: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society will sponsor the fifth annual veterans tribute Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Fuge, 780 Falcon Circle, Warminster. The Doylestown Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 907 will open the event with a Presentation of Colors, followed by an invocation by former Naval Air Development Center alumnus Aris Pasles. The keynote presentation will be from James McComb, a Vietnam veteran who served as a radio operator assigned to the 1st Marine Air Wing west of Khe Sanh. His book, “More Than Names on a Wall,” commemorates the 136 Bucks County lives lost while serving during the Vietnam War. McComb will also hold a book signing immediately following his remarks. Artifacts from the Naval Air Development Center, including items related to centrifuge research, and other various items of historical interest, including aircraft models, Vietnam-era radio equipment and displays by the Warminster Historical Society, Warminster Library, Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum, Bucks County Elder Law and others will be displayed during the event. Light fare, including desserts and drinks, will be provided. The Veterans Tribute is free and open to the public. Kristallnacht — We Will Never Forget: Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Road, Abington, will present a special commemoration of Kristallnacht: We Will Never Forget Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The event will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the so-called “Night of the Broken Glass” — the beginning of the Holocaust. The Old York Road Temple-Beth Am remembrance will take the form of a Readers Theater theatrical presentation, plus original music that will paint a picture of the way it was before Kristallnacht. For more information, visit oyrtbetham.org.
Main Line Symphony Orchestra Performance: The Main Line Symphony Orchestra will perform Nov. 11 at 7:15 p.m. at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. The program will be preceded by an optional Italian dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $30 if purchased by Nov. 6; $35 at the door. Students through age 23 are free. For more information, call 215-887-8700.
Empty Bowls Dinner: The 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner will held Nov. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger with a simple premise: groups and individuals create handcrafted bowls and invite the community to select a bowl at a community dinner of soup and bread. Diners make a cash donation for the bowl and keep the bowl as a reminder of the many people throughout the world who do not have food to fill their bowls. The money raised is donated to organizations working to end hunger and food insecurity. Many artists, school and community groups are contributing bowls, which will be filled with soups and desserts donated by area businesses, restaurants and individuals from Arcadia University and the surrounding community. All of proceeds will be shared between two agencies whose mission is to address poverty and hunger: Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Rise Against Hunger. Student tickets are $12, and non-student tickets are $15. Tickets are available at 215-572-4000 or arcadia.edu/emptybowl. Learning To Control Your Diabetes: The KleinLife Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (Z”L) and Alma Elias Center, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, will offer a complimentary six-part workshop series titled “Learning To Control Your Diabetes” Thursdays, Nov. 13 to Dec. 18, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. The workshop is for adults covered by Medicare who suffer from diabetes. The program is being sponsored by EDC, Quality Improvement Organizations and Quality Insights. Anyone interested can register by contacting Gail Korostoff, program director for the center, at 215-635-5244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old York Road Garden Club Meeting: Old York Road Garden Club will meet Nov. 15 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 444 Old York Road, Jenkintown. Lorie M. Hayes, director of urban forests with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, will present on “Winning Combinations, Greening Throughout the Year.” Visitors are free and welcome to come early at 11:30 a.m. for a mini-flower show and bring a sandwich; salad, dessert and tea will be provided. Roman Catholic High School Reunion: The Roman Catholic High School Class of 1973 will hold its 45-year class reunion Nov. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Washington Fire Company No. 1 Social Hall, 36 W. Elm St., Conshohocken. For more information, contact Andy Sontag at email@example.com or Rob Climaldi at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Cinderella”: Metropolitan Ballet Company will open its 2018-19 season with a production of the classic children’s storybook ballet “Cinderella” Nov. 17 at 2 and 6 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at Abington Friends School’s Josephine Muller Auditorium, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit metropolitanballetcompany.
org or call 215-663-1665.
Art Show: Old York Road TempleBeth Am, 971 Old York Road, Abington, will hold a show and sale of Rhoda Ryba’s artwork, “Fire To Light Up The Night,” Nov. 27 through Dec. 6. an artist’s reception and informal program with remarks by Ryba will be held Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. The art show honors Beth Am’s more than 70 years of service to the community. A portion of all sales will go to support the synagogue. All are welcome. For more information, visit oyrtbetham.org. Holiday Concert: Bucks Mont Centennial Singers will hold a holiday concert, “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at Log College Middle School, 730 Norristown Road, Warminster. The program will include choral selections, Hannukah songs, traditional and secular Christmas songs and spirituals. There will be a visit from Santa, a sing-a-long, raffle baskets and a cookie buffet. The concert is free, with donations accepted after the concert. For more information, visit centennialsingerswarminster.com. Freezer 5K: Horsham Township’s seventh annual Freezer 5K Run & Family Fun Walk will be held Dec. 9 along the Horsham Power Line Trail. The fun walk will start at 9.45 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. The 5K race will be professionally chip timed and ends at the Simmons Elementary School in Horsham. Awards will be made to the male and female top three in 10 age categories. Registration is $30 at Freezer5K.com, by mail or in person at Horsham Parks & Recreation, 955 Horsham Road, Horsham PA 19044. Late registration on site day of the race will be $35. Checks should be payable to Horsham Township. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Proceeds will benefit Horsham Township Parks and Recreation and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. For additional information, contact Mark Hudson at 215-643-3131 ext. 238 or email@example.com.
Abington Township Public Library
Information: Abington Free Library is located at 1030 Old York Road, Abington. For more information, call 215-885-5180 ext. 28, or visit the library’s website, www.abingtonfreelibrary.org. Socrates Cafe: This club meets every second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Genealogical Society: Old York Road Genealogical Society meets every second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Book Discussion Group: Daytime Book Discussion Group meets every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m.
Computer classes: Abington Free Library offers a one-hour class, one-on-one with a volunteer computer aide, tailored to a person’s need. The class could cover basic computer skills, the internet, iPad, email, Microsoft Word or Excel. By appointment only; call 215-885-5180 ext. 28. Used books: BookCellar used book hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come by and browse through our extensive collection. We are located in the lower level of the Abington Free Library. All our books, movies and music are for sale at bargain prices. BookCellar books are also sold on Amazon. Due to a high volume of book donations (a good thing!), donations will now be accepted at the circulation desk on Wednesdays to Saturdays only. Decaffeinated and Unwired: Come to the Abington Free Library for “Decaffeinated and Unwired” and talk with decaf coffee and new friends every fourth Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome! Sunday’s NYT Crossword Puzzle: Every Monday morning at 10:30 a.m., join us at a table in the South end of the library. Feel free to bring a cup of coffee, your neighbor or best friend, a pencil or pen (although we’ll supply them, too), even your half-finished puzzle from yesterday. Puzzling aloud is highly recommended. Drop-in event, no registration.
Teen Creative Writing Club: The Abington Township Public Library will host a Teen Creative Writing Club for ages 12 to 18 the first Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. Hone your creative writing skills through fun prompts and exercises. Share your work and get feedback. Register at the Information Desk, call 215-885-5180 ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com or visit abingtonfreelibrary.org. Computer Tutors: Meet with a computer tutor for one hour at the library. Get help with internet, tablets, smartphones, programs or any other miscellaneous computer questions you may have. Contact the Information Desk at 215-885-5180 ext. 13 to make an appointment.
East Cheltenham Free Library
Information: 400 Myrtle Ave., Cheltenham; 215-379-2077 Toddler class: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. This class teaches creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, sign language and the foundations of reading and math through stories, songs and finger plays. For ages birth to 3.
Preschool Class: Preschool Class takes place Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This class helps children develop kindergarten readiness skills by teaching concepts such as the days of the week, letters, counting, rhyming words, weather, colors and shapes. The class also features stories, music and movement activities and a craft. For ages 3 to 5.
Elkins Park Library
Information: 563 Church Road, Elkins Park; 215-635-5000 Teensy Tales Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, rhymes and games for babies through age 2.
Once Upon a Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music and a craft for ages 3 to 5.
Introduction to the Digital Media Lab: Thursdays at 1 p.m. Get an introduction to everything you can do in the Digital Media Lab. The Digital Media Lab has conversion kits for slides, VHS cassettes, vinyl records, cassettes and two scanners. Each of the two stations also provides access to the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom and Premiere Pro. Registration required.
Information: 215 S. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-885-0455 Toddler Storytime: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs for ages 1 to 2. Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and a craft for ages 3 to 5. English Language and Civics Classes: Saturdays at 10 a.m. For adult English languagelearners seeking U.S. citizenship.
Horsham Township Library
Information: 435 Babylon Road Horsham; 215-443-2609; horshamlibrary.org
Library Café: There are more than 2,000 books on sale at the library café’ with titles changing almost daily. Stop by, get a cup of coffee and a book or two anytime at your favorite library.
Huntingdon Valley Library
Information: 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley; 215947-5138; hvlibrary.org. Library Knitting: Knitters of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join us Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m.
Library Yoga: Held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the community room. Adults are invited to our ongoing, drop-in introductory yoga classes with certified instructor Theresa Landolfi. Each drop-in class is $7.
Friends of the Library: Friends of the Huntingdon Valley Library meets the first Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Check the library website for details. Board of Trustees: Board of Trustees meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Friday Movies: New releases shown every Friday at 11 a.m.
Le Mott Free Library
Information: 7420 Sycamore Ave., La Mott; 215-635-4419 STEM Engineering Day: Wednesdays at 3 to 5 p.m. Build anything you can imagine with Magna-Tiles and Lincoln Logs. Ages 3 and up.
Roslyn Branch Library
Information: 2412 Avondale Ave., Roslyn; 215-886-9818 Stitch and Chat: Fridays at 1 p.m. Bring your own handiwork or use our materials. No registration necessary.
Lego Club: Every Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No registration necessary. Computer Tutoring: Be tutored on Saturdays 11:30 a.m. and Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Registration is necessary.
Southampton Free Library
Information: 947 Street Road, Southampton; 215-322-1415 Endowment: The Southampton Free Library recently began a Capital and Endowment Campaign to raise $575,000 for the modernization and refurbishing of the library and to enhance and expand programming for both children and adults. For information or to make a pledge or contribution, contact Library Director Kim Ingram at 215-322-1415 ext. 100 or email ingramk@ buckslib.org. Genealogy Workshop: First Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Susan Koelble, a professional genealogist, will lead a workshop on genealogical research and assist attendees with their own research. Register at southamptonfreelibrary.org or call 215322-1415.
Tea with the BBC: Second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Come watch a BBC TV mystery while enjoying tea and scones. Space is limited. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org or by calling 215-322-1415.
Color Your Way to Serenity: First and third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Color your way to serenity at an adult coloring program.
Little Explorers: Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. This is a guardian/child bonding program. Explore different science stations at your own pace. Play with educational toys and learn together. Recommended for preschool to first grade. Weekend Walks Pennypack Trail: Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. This weekend walk will take place on the Pennypack Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at Byberry Road Trailhead, 1750 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, or in the library parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Curtain Calls – “The Queen’s Mirror”: Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy this interactive comedy where Queen Dandelion learns a valuable lesson about inner beauty. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate and act out roles to help tell the story. This program is recommended preschool to sixth grade. Register at southamptonfreelibrary.org. Curtain Calls: Scenes from Classical Comedies: Nov. 3 at noon. Curtain Call Theatre Co. will present scenes from classical comedies. Enjoy highlights from Anton Chekhov’s “Marriage Proposal” and Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” as well as other classic plays. Music and Motion with Two of a Kind: Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Join David or Jenny from Two of a Kind for stories, rhythm, dancing and music. This program is walk-in until space filled and for ages birth and up.
Jeopardy!: Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. Try your luck and match wits with your friends and neighbors. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org.
Read to Lucy the Bulldog: Nov. 7 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of the library’s and read to a new four-legged friend. This program is all ages and walk-in.
Family Game Night: Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Come explore the library’s board game collection and learn new board games. Story Stroll at Tamanend Park Craft Fair: Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library will be at Tamanend Park with a Story Stroll set up for all ages to enjoy. Follow the pages of the story “Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd. MagicComedy: Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Join the Magical Gustafsons as they open with an up-tempo version of the Ringling Brothers Grand Entry while producing colored silk banners and streamers. They will follow this with many tricks and audience participation routines. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org. ABC Story Hour: Tuesdays, Nov. 13 to Dec. 17, and Fridays, Nov. 9 to Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Continue to learn the “ABCs” at this story hour. Children will learn about a new letter each week. Come listen to stories, create crafts, sing songs and play with educational toys. This program is for ages birth and up and walk-in.
Teen Board Game Club at Starbucks: Nov. 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. Come socialize and play board games at Starbucks, 707 Street Road, Southampton. Walk-ins welcome.
Evening Book Club: Nov. 13 at 6:45 p.m. This month’s selection is “Ginny Moon” by Benjamin Ludwig. Board Games for Grownups at Moss Mill Brewery: Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. The library will host Board Games for Grownups at Moss Mill Brewing Co., 109 Pike Circle, Unit D, Huntingdon Valley. Come play board games and enjoy some craft beer. The library will bring board games, but attendees are welcome to bring their own to share as well. There will be a Lover Letter Tournament with prizes from the library. All ages welcome. Block Party: Nov. 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All ages are invited to play with blocks and toys at this walkin program.
Tails Reading Program with the Women’s Animal Center: Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Come help socialize a friendly, adoptable shelter animal by reading to them. While waiting for your turn to read, explore the library and make treats for the shelter animals. This is a walk-in program. The library will be collecting donations of new and used sheets and towels, animal toys and animal food (both canned and dry) and monetary donations for the center throughout the month of November. Weekend Walks Delaware Canal Towpath: Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. The library will host a walk along the Delaware Canal Towpath to the Revolutionary War Graves. Either meet at the library parking lot at 9:30 a.m. or at Washington Crossing Historical Park, ThompsonNeely House section, 1635 River Road, New Hope, in the parking lot area. Music and Motion with Ms. Nancy: Nov. 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. Ages birth and up are invited to sing, dance and move with Ms. Nancy, a professional music teacher experienced in parent-child music programs. This is a walk-in program until full. Read to Olivia: Nov. 20 from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of the library’s and read to a new four-legged friend. This program is all ages and walk-in.
Teen Board Game Club: Tuesdays, Nov. 20 and
27, from 5 to 6 p.m. Come socialize and play board games. Walk-ins welcome. Treasure Hunt Escape Room: Nov. 24 at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 2 and 3 p.m. This escape room is intended for elementaryage children. Registration is limited to 10 children. Each child must have a parent or guardian in the room with them. The parent or guardian does not need to register and may accompany multiple children. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org.
Upper Moreland Free Public Library
Information: The Upper Moreland Free Public Library is located at 109 Park Ave., Willow Grove, across from the Willow Grove Shopping Center. For more information about library programs and services, call 215-659-0741 or visituppermorelandlibrary.org. Medicare Counseling Sessions: Upper Moreland Free Public Library has teamed up with RSVP of Montgomery County to offer Medicare counseling sessions for seniors with questions about their coverage. On select Mondays, the library will host a specially trained volunteer from RSVP’s Apprise program who can answer questions in an objective, easy-to-understand manner. Anyone who needs more information about their coverage, from those just becoming eligible to those who are having problems with their plans, can get answers to help them make informed decisions about the next step. To schedule an appointment, call 215-659-0741. This program is free and open to all participants.
Lego Club: Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids 5 to 8 try their hand at building or creative challenges. Toddler Story Times: Children 18 to 36 months can enjoy stories, songs and activities at either of our Toddler Story Times on Tuesdays at 10 or 11 a.m. Little People/Big People: Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Stories and songs for toddlers and preschoolers.
Stories & Science: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Children 24 to 36 months explore simple science concepts like sound, color & magnetism with toddler-friendly stories followed by a simple science experiment at Stories & Science.
ESL Discussion Group: The Upper Moreland Free Public Library invites all English as a Second Language learners to a twice-monthly ESL discussion group. On the first