Event Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event info to edito[email protected]gomerynews.com. 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.
Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk: Members of the Wyncote Audubon Society will lead an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail Jan. 15 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Expect to see many winter resident and year-round resident bird species on this walk. The walk will go south along the Pennypack Trail. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet in the main parking lot of Lorimer Park at 183 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley. This program is appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and up. Preregistration is suggested. To preregister, call Lorimer Park at 215-947-3477 or email Leigh Altadonna at lalta[email protected] audubon.org.
Healthy New Year Celebration 2019: Doylestown Health will host a Healthy New Year Celebration Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Christ’s Home Family Community Center, 800 York Road, Warminster. Join Doylestown Health, Christ’s Home, ShopRite and other health and wellness providers to ring in the new year with a healthy new you. Enjoy free health screenings, wellness presentations, giveaways and more. Meet Christ’s Home medical staff directors, Bohdan Martynec, MD, and Paul Zakrzewski, DO. No registration required. This is a free event. To learn more, call 215-672-1870 or visit DoylestownHealth.org.
Upper Moreland Historical Society Meeting: Mary Lebeau will review “Secret Philadelphia — A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure,” her fun guide to the lesser known sites in our wonderful city, during the Upper Moreland Historical Society’s meeting Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room of the Upper Moreland Township Building, 117 Park Ave., Willow Grove. All association meetings are free and open to the public.
“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. 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 a bing ton free library. 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 215-8855180 ext. 113.
East Cheltenham Free Library
Information: 400 Myrtle Ave., Chel-
tenham; 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.
Used Book Sale: The Friends of the Elkins Park Free Library will hold its January Used Book Sale Jan. 11 from 1 to 5:45 p.m., Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and Jan. 13 from 1 to 3:45 p.m. The sale will include DVDs, children’s books, coffee-table books and Judaica. Mass-market paperback fiction and reference will be buy one, get one free.
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.
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 215-3221415 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.
Family Book Signing Party with Sofia Michelle: Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Join for fun family games with local 10-year-old author Sofia Michelle. Learn about her newest book, “Connections to True Self,” and enter contests to win autographed copies, candy and surprise gifts. The book is recommended for ages 8 to 13. This event is open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Walk-ins welcome day of if space not filled.
Sensory Storytime: Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. A special storytime ideal for children who are differently abled. Whether your child is on the autism spectrum, has sensory processing issues or feels overwhelmed with loud noises or crowds, this inclusive program may be just what you are looking for. Storytimes consist of 30 minutes of preschool-level books, songs and rhymes followed by monitored social play. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org.
Read to Olivia: Jan. 15 from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours, and read to a new four-legged friend. These programs are all ages and walk-in.
Jeopardy!: Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. Try your luck and match wits with your friends and friends. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary. org
Block Party: Jan. 17 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: Jan. 17 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. Special Guest Story Hour with state Rep. Frank Farry: Jna. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Come enjoy a story hour about dogs with special guest state Rep. Frank Farry. Learn about Clifford the Big Red dog and enjoy an interactive story stroll around the library of Dog’s Colorful Day. Portuguese Story Hour/Ciranda da Leitura em Southampton: Jan. 19 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 19 de Janeiro10:30am) Crianças e responsáveis são convidados a participar da leitura de histórias em Português.
Getting Organized: Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. Would you like to live more simply, with less clutter? Bobbie Burkhart will teach you the way to streamline and organize your life so that your living space is more in touch with your and your family’s priorities. Come and join an informative afternoon which will help you live with less distractions and more time to spend on the things that matter to you in your life. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org. Sensory Friendly Coloring: Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Coloring for differently abled adults. The library will provide the materials, beverages, relaxing music and a baked good. Reservations with group size required. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org or by calling 215-322-1415. Activities in the Morning — Feed Your Feathered Friends: Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Come in and make various types of bird feeders to help feed our feathered friends this winter. Make either a container to hold bird seed year round or make biodegradable ones that are earth friendly, your choice. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org. Prenda Coding Club: Tuesdays through Jan. 29 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Come learn how to code websites, apps, games and more through self-paced, fun projects. Recommended for fourth grade and up. Participants must be able to work without adult assistance on projects. Bring your own laptop if you wish to work independently. The library will provide laptops for shared use. This is a walk-in program. The library will host a showcase in the spring where you can show your family and friends what you have created.
Mindfulness: Saturdays through Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment awareness. It can help those cope with daily stressors and pressures of fast-paced busy lives. Find out how mindfulness can benefit your life. For ages 16 and up. Register at southamptonfreelibrary.org. ABC Story Hour: Tuesdays through Feb. 12 and Fridays through Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Continue to learn your “ABCs” at our 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.
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] gmail.com; 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 Speech-Language 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, CCC-SLP and two speechlanguage 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 SpeechLanguage Institute at 215-7803150 or SLInsti[email protected] edu or visit salusuhealth.com/ Speech-Language-Institute/ Contact-Us/Join-a-SupportGroup.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] pennypacktrust.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 215-2648653 or [email protected]cast.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, Warminster, will hold the following:
Kid Support Group: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Program is for children 4 to 12 who have cancer in their lives.
Become a Member: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m.
Living with Cancer Support Group: Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Living With Loss: Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Family & Friends Support Group: Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Life After the Death of a Spouse Networking: First Tuesday on the month.
Life After the Death of a Parent Networking: Second Wednesday.
Healthy Eating Support Group: Mondays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Metastatic Cancer Support Group: Last Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. Call to register.
Health Living Support Group: Fourth Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Blue Sage Restaurant on Second Street Pike. Wellness Group Meetings: Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Gilda’s Railway & Ice Cream: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Members from the Bristol Railroad Society will run G-scale trains on an outdoor track. Information: 215-441-3290 or www. gildasclubdelval.org. Montessori: The Montessori School offers beginners classes in TaiJi and Qigong Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tai Chi will help you develop better balance, more flexibility and coordination. Your breath will become deeper and more even. You’ll learn how to find and release your body’s tensions. Your everyday movements will become more efficient and you will feel better and have more energy to face the day. The school is located at 1710 Jarrettown Road, Dresher. To register or for more information, call 215-572-9189.
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. The group will help provide emotional, educational and social support. The group also helps caregivers develop problem-solving strategies, maintaining their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally caring for the person with dementia. Free. For more information, contact 215-964-7684.
Live & Learn Meetings: Glenside United Church of Christ will host Live & Learn meetings every first and third Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the church library, 2160 Wharton Road, Glenside. The meetings will include lunch, a TED talk and lively discussion. Bring a bag lunch, and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church at 215-887-1819 or visit glensideucc.org.
Glenside Kiwanis: Glenside Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the North Hill VFW Post 2519 Jenkintown, Road, Glenside. For more information, call 215-758-9839 or email GlensideKiwa[email protected] Chess: Join the chess club at KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center. Active adults, 60-years and older, who are interested in learning how or want to play chess against a competitive rival are invited to join the chess club at the KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center, 7763 Old York Road in Elkins Park on Tuesdays from 10:15 a.m. to noon. The chess club is free to the public. Anyone interested in joining the chess club at the KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center, may contact Dayna Glantz, program director, at 215-635-5244 or email [email protected] Membership information also is available. Bucks Mont Art League: The Bucks Mont Art League meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster. Speakers, members’ shows and exhibits are available to members. Guests welcome. Affinity Toastmasters of Hatboro: The Affinity Toastmasters of Hatboro meet the first and third Thursday of the month from noon to p.m. at Upper Moreland Library, 109 Park Ave. Willow Grove. Public speaking made fun. Visitors welcome.
Adult Sunday School: New Life Community Church, 2680 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, welcomes the community to Adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Worship service will be 10:30 a.m. Children’s worship and nursery is provided. Information: 215-947-1880.
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Events: The following events will be held at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. For more information, call 215887-8700 or visit kenesethisrael.org.
• Shabbat Evening Service: Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. At this special Shabbat service, Lise Marlowe will speak about her journey to discover her great-grandmother’s role in the Danish resistance during World War II. Marlowe is the chair of the education committee at the Holocaust Awareness Museum and will discuss the museum’s mission to bring Holocaust survivors to classrooms in Pennsylvania. She will also share projects she has done with her Elkins Park School sixth-graders to bring Holocaust education to the community.
• Masterpieces of Jewish Literature — Seeking Midrash: Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. One of the most important genres of rabbinic literature is Midrash. The word Midrash means “to seek out” and specifically to seek out the meaning of biblical texts. Although there are antecedents to Midrash in earlier Hebrew literature, it is not until the first century that the early rabbis fully crystallize it as a method of Biblical interpretation. For the last 2,000 years, Midrash has served as one of Judaism’s richest spiritual resources. Cost: $10 per class or $25 for the series. To preregister, contact Pam at 215-887-8702 or [email protected] kenesethisrael.org.
• Thursday Morning Movies:
“A Stranger Among Us”: Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. “Dough”: Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. Cost: $10 per person if not Adult Education member. All movies run approximately two hours or less. Movies will be shown if the weather permits.
If in doubt about the winter weather, call the KI office the day of the movie at 215-887-8700.
• Tu BiShvat Shabbat Celebration: Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. This celebration will be held with Quest Noar students and Shir Joy led by Liz Sussman.
• “Catching the Sun”: The Greenfaith Committee and the Cheltenham Township EAC will present “Catching the Sun” Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. This documentary explores the global race to a clean energy future and the local jobs it creates. The screening is free and open to the public.
• International Holocaust Remembrance Shabbat: Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. From Generation To Generation: Remembering the Holocaust Through Story & Song, sponsored by the KI Brotherhood. Join for a moving Shabbat evening program with Cantor David Wisnia and his grandson, musician Avi Wisnia. Cantor Wisnia and his grandson will recount their recent travels in Poland, with stories about the Holocaust and music that they will perform together.