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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.
Dream of the Magi: Susan Kelly VonMedicus will guide participants as they create a small book using the traditional arts of calligraphy and gold leaf application during a three-part workshop Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn. For ages 18 and up. No artistic experience is necessary. Cost: $190 includes all materials. To register, contact the instructor at [email protected]
Art Show: Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Road, Abington, will hold a show and sale of Rhoda Ryba’s artwork, “Fire To Light Up The Night,” through Dec. 6. 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. Toys For Tots: Allstate agency owners in Montgomery County are teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to spread holiday cheer. Through Dec. 7, community members are encouraged to stop by their agencies to donate new, unwrapped toys for local children in need. Donations are being collected at the following local Allstate agencies: Carmen Ezzo, 55 Cheltenham Ave., Cheltenham; Stephen Cummings, 701 Horsham Road, Horsham; Susanne DePaul, 453 Main St., Harleysville; Leslie Intrieri, 394 Doylestown Road, Montgomeryville; Dolores Fleming, 1800 East High St., Suite 325, Pottstown; Jeff King, 225 South Easton Road, Glenside; Joe Murphy, 20 Summit Grove Ave., Bryn Mawr; Stephen Vahey, 1164 Easton Road, Roslyn.
Richard Wall House Museum House Tour: The Old York Road Garden Club will present a house tour of the historic Richard Wall House Museum Dec. 7 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 and 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum, 1 Wall Park Drive, Elkins Park. Enjoy a tour of the colonial-era house decorated for Christmas, then stop by the carriage house, where there will be hot chocolate, cookies and treasures for sale. Suggested donation for the house tour: $5. Proceeds will go to the Richard Wall House, the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission and the Old York Road Garden Club. For more information, call 215-887-9259 or email oldyorkroadgarden[email protected]
The Art of Making Nativities: Artists Karen Loccisano and R. Michael Palan will share how they make Nativity scenes. The couple will also guide participants as they make their own miniature Nativity to take home Dec. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn. For ages 18 and up. No artistic experience is necessary. Cost: $35 includes all materials. Registration required by Dec. 1. To register, call 267-502-2990 or email [email protected]cairnMuseum.org. 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 mhud[email protected]sham.org.
Israel 70th Anniversary Celebration: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Greater Philadelphia section will hold a celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Members and guests will enjoy a luncheon menu featuring Israeli delicacies. DJ Rak Don will play popular Israeli music. The history of modern Israel will be highlighted, along with the story of NCJW’s long connection with the Jewish State, safeguarding the rights of Israeli women, children and families, as it does in the United States. The cost of the luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for guests. For the program only at 1 p.m., members are free and guests are $5. Luncheon and program-only reservations must be paid in advance by Dec. 7. No cash or checks. For more information, call 215-862-5114 or 215-302-3586 or visit ncjwphiladelphia.org.
Christmas Sing Concert: Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, will hold its annual Christmas Sing Concert Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. The evening will include soloists, audience caroling and readings from the Christmas story. Cost: $15; free for members. Reserve tickets by noon Dec. 10. For tickets, call 267-502-2990 or email [email protected] GlencairnMuseum.org. “Adventures in Toyland”: Storybook Musical Theatre will present “Adventures in Toyland” Dec. 12 to 30 at the Gratz College Theater, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park. Tickets are $14 for children and $16 for adults. For more information and showtimes, call 215-659-8550 or visit storybookmusical.org.
World Nativities Exhibition: Glencairn Museum’s World Nativities exhibition will be on display through Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 10, 11, 24 and 25) from noon to 4:30 p.m. Dozens of threedimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique personal and cultural perspectives. Suggested donation: $5. Glencairn Museum is located at 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn. For more information, call 267-502-2990, email [email protected]cairnMuseum.org or visit GlencairnMuseum.org. Christmas in the Castle Guided Tour: Glencairn Museum will offer its Christmas in the Castle guided tours through Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 10, 11, 24 and 25) at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. weekdays and 1, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. weekends. The 45-minute tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family’s decorations, historic photographs and family members’ recollections. Cost: $12; $10 seniors and students; basic members half price; free for gold and patron members and children 3 and under. Reservations strongly recommended. Glencairn Museum is located at 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn. For more information or to make a reservation, call 267-502-2990 or email [email protected] GlencairnMuseum.org.
Hall of Fame Nominations: The Hatboro-Horsham High School Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to alumni and others who have served and brought recognition to the Hatboro-Horsham School District, is seeking nominations. The community is invited to nominate former classmates or members of the community for consideration for induction. Alumni who have graduated 10 or more years ago and/or those who have provided at least 10 years of service are eligible. Categories are the arts, business, education, government/community and science. The next induction will be held in the spring of 2019. Deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 6, 2019. Nomination forms are available at hatboro-horsham.org/domain/213. Forms should be mailed to Hatboro-Horsham Hall of Fame, 899 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044. Nominations can also be made by contacting Principal Dennis Williams at 215-4205502 or [email protected] “Snow White”: Storybook Musical Theatre will present “Snow White” March 19 to 31, 2019, at the Gratz College Theater, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park. Tickets are $14 for children and $16 for adults. For more information and showtimes, call 215659-8550 or visit storybookmusical.org.
“Princess and the Pea”: Storybook Musical Theatre will present
“Princess and the Pea” May 7 to 18, 2019, and July 23 to Aug. 3, 2019, at the Gratz College Theater, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park. Tickets are $14 for children and $16 for adults. For more information and showtimes, call 215-659-8550 or visit storybookmusical.org.
Abington Township Public Library
Information: Abington Free Library is located at 1030 Old York Road, Abington. For more information, call 215-885-5180 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 215-8855180 ext. 13, email AskAbing[email protected] 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.
Author Visit: Abington resident Laura Little will discuss her book, “Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America” Dec. 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a wine and cheese reception afterward. Register at the Abington Free Library, by calling 215-885-5180 ext. 115, by emailing KMcIn[email protected] or by visiting abingtonfreelibrary. org.
East Cheltenham Free Library
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 language-learners 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; 215-9475138; 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 11a.m.
Le Mott Free Library
Information: 7420Sycamore 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 215-3221415 ext. 100 or email in[email protected] buckslib.org.
Music and Motion with Ms. Nancy: Mondays 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 parentchild music programs. This is a walk-in program until full.
Teen Board Game Club: Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Come socialize and play board games with your friends. Walk-ins welcome. 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 215 322-1415.
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.
ABC Story Hour: Tuesdays through Dec. 17, and Fridays through 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. Mad Mixtures: Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. For ages 3 to kindergarten. Exploration into the world of chemistry is the theme for this class. Through experiments, children will get an understanding of chemicals, chemical reactions and density. Then they’ll mix up a batch of play dough to take home! Register online.
Detective Science: Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. For first- to sixth-graders. Students will become science sleuths as they investigate how chemistry provides evidence at the scene of the crime. During this hands-on detective work, children will gather and test “crime scene” clues, make and analyze their own fingerprints, decipher codes and encrypt messages. Register online.
Crazy 8s: Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at 1:30 p.m. Crazy 8s math club is a program offered through the Bedtime Math Foundation. Math meets mischief in this non-traditional math club. Participants are asked to commit to attending all eight weeks. Register online. Evening Book Club: Dec. 11 at 6:45 p.m. This month’s selection is “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.
Board Games for Grownups at Moss Mill Brewery: Dec. 12 from 6to 9p.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 with family and friends and enjoy some craft beer. The library will bring board games, but attendees are welcome to bring their own to share, as well. The library will host a Sushi Go tournament with prizes from the library and the brewery. All ages welcome.
Read to Olivia: Dec. 14 from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring a book or borrow one of the library’s and read to a new four-legged friend. These programs are all ages and walk-in.
Portuguese Story Hour/Ciranda da Leitura em Southampton: Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Children and caregivers are invited to enjoy stories read in Portuguese. This is a walk-in program. Ciranda da Leitura em Southampton (Dia 15 de dezembro às 10:30am) Crianças e responsáveis são convidados a participar da leitura de histórias em Português.
Jeopardy!: Dec. 19at 2p.m. Try your luck and match wits with your friends and neighbors. Register online.
Block Party: Dec. 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All ages are invited to play with blocks and toys at this walk-in program.
Story Tails Reading Program with the Women’s Animal Center: Dec. 20 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.
Slime Lab: Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. Create slime. Decorate the container it goes into, and then enter it into one of the slime contest categories. Prizes will be given away for best sounding slime, prettiest slime, etc. This program is for ages 8 and up. Register online. Interactive “Princess Bride”: Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. Become an active participant by blowing bubbles, having glow stick sword fights and responding to characters during a screening of the movie “The Princess Bride.” Register online.
“Noon” Year Party: Dec. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the end of 2018 by singing songs, playing games and enjoying movement activities with YoYo from the interactive duo Lolly and Yoyo. The program is recommended for children ages birth to 8, and walkins welcome until space is filled.
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-tounderstand 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 215-6590741. This program is free and open to all participants.
Lego Club: Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids 5to 8try 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 twicemonthly ESL discussion group. On the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., library staff will lead an informal discussion paired with exercises for participants to practice English conversation, increase their fluency and meet other English language learners. This program is free and open to the public. Participants need not be a resident to attend the discussion. Evening Book Discussion: The Upper Moreland Public Library holds monthly book discussion meeting for anyone who wants thoughtful discussion with great people. The Evening Book Discussion Group meets the fourth or last Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:15 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.
Babies and Books: Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Caregivers and infants grow and learn together.
Kidz Rock!: Thursdays from 11:30 to noon. Our all-ages music and movement storytime.
Daytime Book Discussion Group: The Upper Moreland Free Public Library is pleased to announce that the Daytime Book Discussion Group will continue meeting in the Library Community Room from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the library for assistance in ordering a copy of the book.
Young Artists: On Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m., school-age children will experience different art mediums each week through a self-directed activity that will allow them to explore & develop their creative thinking at Young Artists.
Third Thursday Theater: The Third Thursday Theater film series takes place on the third Thursday of every month at 1:30p.m. for viewings of contemporary awardnominated and award-winning movies. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Visit our website at www.uppermorelandlibrary.org for film titles.
Writers’ Group: Held on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All writers — amateurs, professionals, scribblers or typists — are invited to join this new group for thoughtful discussions of the writing process and craft, exercises and prompts to generate ideas, and critique workshops of the groups’ writing. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Sunday Cinema: The Upper Moreland Free Public Library’s Sunday Cinema film series continues on the third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Sunday Cinema gives adults the opportunity to watch outstanding foreign and independent films, followed with a discussion led by Dr. Maurizio Giammarco. No registration is required for this event.
The Millbrook Historical Society: The Amy B. Yerks Museum and Archives, freshly renovated, is open every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 N. York Road, Hatboro. Walk-ins welcomed. Information: 215-957-1877; millbrooksoci[email protected]; millbrooksociety.org.
Outreach Office Hours: State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-152, will hold special outreach office hours in Huntingdon Valley and Upper Dublin. On the third Thursday of each month, Murt and a member of his staff will be at the Huntingdon Valley Library, 625 Red Lion Road in Huntingdon Valley, from 10 to 11 a.m. Also on the third Thursday of the month, Murt and a member of his staff will be at the Upper Dublin Public Library, 805 Loch Alsh Ave. in Fort Washington, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Bereavement Support Group: William R. May Funeral Home sponsors a bereavement support group for friends and families that meets on alternate Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist Chapel House, 2330 Fairhill Ave., Glenside. There is no fee to attend. Dec. 4: Continuing bonds. The group is facilitated by Deborah K. Gawthrop, M.S., G.M.S., a certified grief management specialist. For more information, call 215-624-8190 or email dgawthropc[email protected]izon. net.
Unheard Angels: This support group is being held for women who have experienced or are currently struggling with infertility, miscarriage, adoption and fostering issues. The group meets every other Monday evening (the first and third Monday of each month) at 7 p.m. at Lehman Memorial Church, 300 S. York Road, Hatboro, in Room 308. Call 215-764-9407 for more information.