Lady Panther Alumnae Basketball Game: The Cheltenham Lady Panthers alumnae will host the sixth annual Lady Panther alumnae basketball game Jan. 5 at 12:30 p.m. at Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Road, Wyncote. The game is an effort to support those who are fighting cancer and raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Coach vs. Cancer program. Prior to the main event, there will be a free girls basketball clinic hosted by former Lady Panther alumnae and current Lady Panthers for youth girls at 10 a.m. Future Lady Panthers will get a chance to learn new skills from the current Lady Panther high school team and meet some of the Lady Panthers from the 2000 and 2007 state championship teams.
World Nativities Exhibition: Glencairn Museum’s World Nativities exhibition will be on display through Jan. 6 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 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 HatboroHorsham 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. 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 215-420-5502 or [email protected]
“Snow White”: Storybook Musical Theatre will present “Snow White” March 19 to 31 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. “Princess and the Pea”: Storybook Musical Theatre will present “Princess and the Pea” May 7 to 18 and July 23 to Aug. 3 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-onone 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.
SAT Practice Exam: The Princeton Review will offer a free SAT practice exam for high school sophomores and juniors Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (snow date: Jan. 19). This practice college exam will be proctored like an actual test. Students will be emailed their score report within five business days and will receive a score report consultation from The Princeton Review to better understand their results. Space is limited. Registration is mandatory. Sign up by Jan. 11 by calling 215-885-5180 ext. 113. “Make Me a Summary of the World” Traveling Lecture: The Abington Free Library will welcome a traveling lecture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Feb. 6 from 7 to
8 p.m. in the community room. This lecture will be an in-depth exploration of contemporary artist Rina Banerjee.
ACT Practice Exam: The Princeton Review will offer a free ACT practice exam for high school sophomores and juniors Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. This practice college exam will be proctored like an actual test. Students will be emailed their score report within five business days and will receive a score report consultation from The Princeton Review to better understand their results. Space is limited. Registration is mandatory. Sign up by Feb. 15 by calling 215-885-5180 ext. 113.
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 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; 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.
Information: 460 York Road, Jenkintown; 215-884-0593
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 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 parent-child 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 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.
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 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 1:30 p.m. for viewings of contemporary award-nominated 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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 N. York Road, Hatboro. Walk-ins welcomed. Information: 215957-1877; 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.
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 215764-9407 for more information. Support Group for Parents of Autistic Children: A series of support meetings for parents of children with autism have been scheduled throughout the fall and winter. Parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum disorder are invited to the meetings, which will take place at the Speech-Language Institute of Salus University, to share their experiences. There will be a new topic covered each week and snacks and refreshments will be provided to the group. Those interested in joining the group can contact the Speech-Language Institute for more information at salusuhealth.com/SpeechLanguage-Institute/Contact-Us/ Join-a-Support-Group.aspx. Stuttering Support Group: A series of support meetings for people who stutter, their family and friends and those who wish to learn more about stuttering have been scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the SpeechLanguage Institute (SLI) of Salus University, 8380 Old York Road, Suite 2100, Elkins Park. As a chapter member of the National Stuttering Association, SLI provides a safe environment for individuals to share their personal experiences and techniques. Various topics will be covered each week as well as a chance for
group discussion. The sessions are led and facilitated by clinical educator Shelley Slot, MS, CCCSLP and two speech-language pathology students Rachael Borman ’18 and Julia Kessel ’18. Their mission in creating the group is let those who stutter know that they are not alone. For information on joining the group and upcoming meeting dates, contact the Speech-Language Institute at 215-780-3150 or SLInsti[email protected] or visit salusuhealth.com/SpeechLanguage-Institute/Contact-Us/ Join-a-Support-Group.aspx. Bereavement Support Group: A free bereavement support group for friends and family will be held on alternative Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist, Chapel House, 2330 Fairhill Aven., Glenside. Sponsored by: William R. May Funeral Home Inc. Facilitated by Deborah K. Gawthrop, a certified grief management specialist. For information, call 215-624-8190 or email dgawthropc[email protected]izon.net.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7809 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Groups provide education, emotional support and opportunities to share and problem solve with others caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s, dementia or related disorders. Learn more about these conditions and find helpful resources. Be with others who understand and share similar challenges. Free. Registration not required though RSVPs are welcome. Participants can attend whenever they are able. For more information, contact 215-964-7684.
Free YMCA Membership: The Hatboro YMCA, 440 S. York Road, is offering free one-year memberships to area seventhgraders. This membership will provide fun and fitness
opportunities. To get involved, seventh-graders just need to bring proof of their class status — a student ID card, class roster, class schedule or report card. They also need to bring a parent or guardian with them when they sign up. For more information, call the Y at 215-674-4545. Tai Chi: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, offers tai chi Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lauren Steele at 215-657-0830 or [email protected]nypacktrust.org.
Yoga: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, offers light-to-moderate yoga on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and advanced level yoga on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lori Voltmer at 215-264-8653 or [email protected] comcast.net.
Nicotine Anonymous Meeting: Free quit smoking 12-Step program meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Library, 654 N. Easton Road, Glenside, in support of people working to recover from nicotine addiction. All are welcome. Info: nicotineanonymous.org.
CHADD: Elkins Park Area CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) will hold the following at Einstein at Elkins Medical Center. For more information on CHADD or ADHD, call Claire Noyes at 215-779-6656 or www.chadd.net/249.
Parent Support Group: First Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Adult Support Group: Third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Gilda’s: Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley, 200 Kirk Road, Warmin---