Event Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event information to editorial@montgomerynews.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.

Lower Providence Community Library

Lower Providence Community Library: 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville (610-666-6640)

Storytime Programs: Mondays and Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m., ages infant through 2 years; 11:15 a.m. ages older 2 through 3 years; Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., ages 4 years and up; Saturdays: 10:30 a.m., ages infant through 3 years; 11:15 a.m., ages 4 and up.

Zero Waste Living: The Lower Providence Community Library will host a program on Zero Waste Living, presented by Penn State master watershed steward Eve M. Puhalla April 4 at 6:30 p.m. Zero Waste Living is a life-style choice that supports the elimination of trash and the adoption of practices that emulate sustainable natural life cycles. This presentation will focus on basic Zero Waste practices that you can easily implement in your home to begin the process of reducing the volume of trash you generate and make a significant, positive environmental impact. This program is free and open to the public. Registration requested by emailing bloewengart@mclinc.org, calling 610-666-6640 ext. 25 or stopping by the library circulation desk.

Norristown Public Library

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library: 1001 Powell St., Norristown (610-278-5100 ext. 205)

Mystery Tuesdays Book Club: First Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. Join us as we explore a new mystery title each month. This month’s book is available for check out at the Front Desk.

Mary’s Matinee: Second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Enjoy a free showing of a new release movie.

Knitting & Fiber Craft Club: First Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. Bring a project to work on and share your love for all things fiber with a friendly group.

Free Library of Springfield Township

The Free Library of Springfield Township: 8900 Hawthorne lane, Wyndmoor; 215-836-5300; freelibraryofspringfieldtownship.org.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Children in grades K to 6 can read aloud to a certified therapy dog to help build reading confidence. Find out available dates and times and sign up for a 10-minute time slot by calling the library.

Saturday Storytime: April 14 at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2 to 5 and their families are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun. No registration required.

TREEmendous Tales: April 16 at 7 p.m. Children ages 6 to 10 are invited to a reading of “The Tree Lady,” the Longwood Gardens Community Read selection. Participants will also get to plant tree saplings to take home and transplant into their own yards. Registration is required; call the library at 215-836-5300 to sign up.

Building Club: April 18 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Children ages 3 and up are invited to drop in to build with Legos, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks and more. No registration required.

Upper Dublin Public Library

Upper Dublin Public Library: 805 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington; 215-628-8744; www.udpl.org.

1-on-1 Computer Tutoring by Appointment: One-hour tutoring session with a computer tutor volunteer on topic of your choice. Registration and $5 Friends donation required. Contact Kay at 215-628-8744 or upperdublinlibrary@mclinc.org.

Creative Writers Meetup Group: Second Monday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register at meetup.com/The­Creative­Writers­Meetup­Group.

Weekly ESL Conversation Group: Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. or Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Interested in practicing your English in a safe and caring environment? Come to our conversation group and improve your skills. For more information, contact Kay Klocko at 215-628-8744 or kklocko@mclinc.org.

Book Clubs: (Please check website for exact dates.) History Book: First Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m.; Bookworms: First Thursday of the month from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Book Bunch for 55-plus: First Monday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

APPRISE Medicare Counseling: Wednesdays by appointment between 10 a.m. and noon. State-trained APPRISE Counselors will be available to help you through the Medicare process. Counselors provided by RSVP-MC.

Fabriholics: Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your sewing on the road and use our machines and tables. For ages 16-plus.

Upper Dublin Knitters: Thursdays from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit in a supportive, relaxed environment? Love knitting and looking for some company? All are welcome to attend! Please bring your own supplies and we’ll provide the company and conversation.

Meet Your Legislator: Third Thursday of the month from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. State Rep. Thomas Murt.

Pages to Pirouettes — Sleeping Beauty: April 13 at 7 p.m. Hear the classic fairytale and enjoy the ballet. For all ages.

American Jewish Writers: April 16 at 7 p.m. The influence of Jewish literature in the U.S. from 17th to the 21st century.

Simple Sewing: April 17 and 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Basic quilting. Online registration. Limited space.

Just Jewelry: April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. Essential Oil bracelet. Online registration.

Roald Dahl Club: April 18 and May 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy this famous author’s humorous stories and create themed crafts. For grades two to three. Registration online.

Teen LEGO Club: April 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come create with our giant LEGO collection. For grades six through eight.

One Book Every Young Child: April 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Celebrating “My Cousin Momo” by Zach OHora. Free copy of book (while supplies last). Ages 3 to 8.

Playtime@UDPL Kids Place: April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Play with us. For ages 0 to 5.

Aging & Gender in Modern Art: Thursdays, April 26 and May 10 and 17, at 1 p.m. How 19th century images were used and understood in the context of visual culture in the fine and commercial arts.

Children’s Book Week Kickoff: April 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Join Miss Jenn to kick off this special week. Ages 3 to 12.

Favorite Book Creation Contest: April 30. Entry forms available. Create art inspired by your favorite children’s book. Submit it for voting, and the winner will be “Librarian for the Day!”

Shakespeare Smorgasbord: Wednesdays through May 2 at 2 p.m. William Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays.

Tail Waggin’ Tutor: Wednesdays through May 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. Practice your reading on a therapy dog. Ages 6 to 10.

Middle School STEAM: May 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Shrinky Dinks. For grades six to eight.

Intro to 3D Printing: May 31 from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn the basics and design and print your own 3D creation. For grades six to 12. Limited space.

William Jeanes Memorial Library

The William Jeanes Memorial Library: 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill. Visit www.jeaneslibrary.org or call 610-828-0441 for information and to register for programs.
Babes & Books Story Time: Tuesdays at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Babies up to about 18 months and their caregivers are invited for 20 minutes of songs, movement, stories and more. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome.

Babes & Books Storytime: Tuesdays at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Babies up to about 18 months and their caregivers are invited for a half-hour of songs, movement, stories and more. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome.

Adult Open Game Play: Tuesdays from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge, Scrabble, etc. We will set up card tables and provide three Mah Jongg sets and some extra cards. Other board games from the library’s collection upstairs may also be brought down. Experienced players welcome.

Dropped Stitches: Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Experienced crafters are invited to join our group. Project assistance may be available from other attendees. All craftwork is welcome: knit, crochet, quilt, scrapbook, jewelry-making, etc. Please note that this is not an instructional class. No need to register.

Tales for Tots Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. Three- and 4-year-olds are invited with a caregiver for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Linda and her puppet, Lucy. No registration required. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Mother Goose Storytime: Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. Mother Goose Storytime is for children about 18 to 36 months. Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement with Ms. Linda and her goose. No registration required. Older and younger siblings are welcome.

Leap into Literature: Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. Leap into Literature is a new reading program at William Jeanes that allows first- to third-graders to leap into literature. Explore fiction and non-fiction books with Linda Doll, who for 20 years has volunteered as a tutor in the Colonial School District, as well as led various reading activities at the library. As books are read, participants will expand their knowledge of literature through discussion, and then follow up by producing a take home craft that will allow participants to experiment with different mediums. Space is limited and registration is required.

Career Networking Group: April 13 and 27 at 9:30 a.m. Are you unemployed or in transition? You are invited to attend a support/networking group meeting. We provide a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, support, solve problems, learn or improve skills and network to improve their job search and career. The group also provides a safe, caring environment to discuss the personal/emotional issues related to job search and career management. Those in transition, unemployed or under-employed are welcome to attend and bring friends. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup or email George Schonewolf at careercounselor1@comcast.net.

Tai Chi for Health – Lifestyle Movements: April 13 and 27 at 10 a.m. Tai Chi is more than just a gentle, flowing and sometimes “challenging” form of exercise. It is a way to move through daily life both physically and mentally. This session will include a tai chi/qigong warm up and cool down with concentration on loosening the joints, breathing and relaxation. We’ll learn three different forms of tai chi – Sun, Yang, Chen in preparation for a new program. We’ll focus on the beginning forms of the Yang 24 (a universal form) and incorporate tai chi principles with each movement. This class is appropriate for beginners, those familiar to tai chi and excellent as a “skills builder” for more advanced practitioners. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. As always, ask your doctor if it’s OK. Cost: $10 per class drop-in. A portion benefits the library. For more information about the class, contact Linda DeMedio, taichilcd@yahoo.com.

Anime Club: April 13 at 6 p.m. Teens, do you enjoy manga and anime? Join our new Anime Club. Bring your friends (and make new ones) as you discuss and watch some of your favorite anime. Snacks, manga to check out and more. No registration required. This program is for teens.

Rhyme Time! Adventures in Poetry: April 14 at 10:30 a.m. Bright Star Touring Theatre will present a special event celebrating National Poetry Month for third- to eighth-graders. Sponsored by the William Jeanes Memorial Library Nancy Corson Creative Writing Fund.

Paracord Bracelet Workshop: April 14 at 1 p.m. Learn how to make your own paracord bracelet in this workshop. This program is for teens. Program courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Come Play With Me: April 16 at 10:45 a.m. This series of workshops gives parents, families and caregivers the opportunity to play with their children, ages 1 to 3, in a comfortable, supportive environment. The intent is to support and encourage parents and caregivers as children’s first and most important teachers. These workshops provide early childhood information and promote parent education, early literacy, socialization and family support. A variety of engaging, creative and educational activities will be available for families to explore and enjoy together. Funding for these workshops is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by PA Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and the Commonwealth of PA, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Middle School Book Club: April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Snacks included. Copies of the book and audiobooks are on display in the teen section of the library. For the title of the book we will be discussing next, contact Teen Librarian Sara at shuff@mclinc.org or call 610-828-0441 ext. 113.

Adult Book Club: April 18 at 3 p.m. and April 19 at 6:30 p.m. “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond. A discussion guide is available in the library, though you do not have to have it to join us. This group is open to everyone; no registration needed.

Bats!: April 18 at 4:15 p.m. Join high school student Genevieve Evans as she reads her very own book about bats, followed by a corresponding activity.

Paws and Read: April 18 at 6:30 p.m. School-age children are invited to come practice reading with Therapy Dogs International volunteer teams. The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading. Some children have difficulties reading, and as a result have developed self-esteem issues. They are often self-conscious when reading aloud in front of other classmates. By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. At Paws and Read, children practice the skill of reading, build self-esteem and associate reading with something pleasant. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Veterans Speaker Series: April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for the third in a series that highlights the service and lives of area residents. This event is sponsored by the Veterans’ Monument Foundation of Whitemarsh and the William Jeanes Memorial Library. Register at jeaneslibrary.org, call Adam Gilbert-Cole at 610-828-0441 ext 103 or email at acole@mclinc.org.

Adult Movie Matinee: April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Adults are welcome to join us for a movie and hot popcorn on the last Wednesday of every month in the Community Room. Call the library at 610-828-0441 for the movie selection. Program courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Pajama Storytime: April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Put on your pajamas and bring the whole family to this special evening story time with Ms. Rachel. For families with children through age 7. Bring pillows, blankets, loveys and stuffed friends if you’d like. No registration necessary.

Poem in Your Pocket Day: April 26. Celebrate National Poetry Month and Poem in Your Pocket Day. Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all 50 United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. Stop by the library, and we will give you a pocket-sized poem to enjoy and share with others throughout the day.

Red Cross Blood Drive: April 30 from 2 to 7 p.m. Appointments for this drive are available every 15 minutes. To schedule your time slot, call or email Adam Gilbert-Cole at 610-828-0441 ext. 103 or acole@mclinc.org, visit redcrossblood.org and search for William Jeanes Library or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Wissahickon Valley Public Library

Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Blue Bell branch: 650 Skippack Pike (Route 73) diagonally across from the Blue Bell Inn. 215-643-1320.

Yoga: Mondays at 1:30 p.m. With Kathy Tooley. Cost: $35 for eight weeks; $8 drop in.

Socrates Café: Mondays at 7 p.m. Discuss issues or ideas chosen by group vote.

Knitting: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. All welcome to knit or watch and learn.

Mah Jong: Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Chess Club: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All are welcome. If a child is attending, a parent must stay. No need to sign up, just show up. Chess boards & chess pieces provided.

Movie Matinees: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Guitar Storytimes with Miss Michelle: Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Baby Storytime: Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. For 6- to 18-month-old pre-walkers and caregivers. Simple books, finger plays and more with Miss Tegan.

Teen Advisory Board: Last Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Teens plan programs for teens.

Free passes: The library circulates free passes to American Helicopter Museum, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Morris Arboretum, National Liberty Museum, Elmwood Park Zoo, Pearl S. Buck International Museum and Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Come in and check out a pass, just like you check out a book.

Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Ambler Branch: 209 Race St., Ambler. 215-643-7775.

Your Family History/Genealogy: Call for appointment; 267-626-4437 or email ConnieBriggs@comcast.net. Let Connie help you get started in your search.

Tutoring with Dr. Chang-Mateu: For middle school and high school children needing tutoring in math and science. Leave a message for Dr. Chang at the Ambler Library 215-643-7775. She will set up an appointment for tutoring in the library.

Miss Michelle’s Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Meetings & Lectures

Brewing and Malting in Early Philadelphia: Morris Arboretum’s 2017-28 Lecture Series will conclude with this lecture with Rich Wagner, Pennsylvania brewery historian, April 19 at 7 p.m.. Join Morris Arboretum for this talk followed by a reception with refreshments at the Widener Visitor Center. The cost for this lecture is $15 for arboretum members and $20 for non-members, which includes admission to the garden for the talk. Advanced registration and payment are required. Call 215-247-5777 ext. 125 or visit bit.ly/morrislectures to make your reservation or to ask any questions.

The American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia: The American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia meets monthly September through June. For details, visit ARRTOP.org.

Homeopathic Study Group of Central Montgomery County: The Homeopathic Study Group of Central Montgomery County holds a free lecture series the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Plymouth Meeting Friends School, 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting. The group welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the fascinating way in which homeopathy can be used to assist in managing health issues. For more information, contact Odette Ruggieri at 215-582-4493 or odettemr@aol.com or Lois Trave at 215-870-7232 or loisptrave@comcast.net.

Parenting Group: Join other parents looking for natural ways to improve the health for themselves and their children. This is a Pathways Connect group so we will be discussing articles listed in the Pathways Connect magazine offered by the Int’s Chiropractic Ped Association. Join us to learn more and meet other like-minded parents. The meetings takes place once a month on a Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, so please RSVP at mbodychiropractic@gmail.com or by calling 267-462-4911.www.mbodychiropractic.com.

LeTip Of Blue Bell: Weekly meetings every Thursday at 7 a.m. at Manufacturers’ Country Club in Dresher. LeTip of Blue Bell is an active and successful business networking group founded under the principles of LeTip International Inc. LeTip of Blue Bell’s mission is to provide meaningful and successful business leads. LeTip of Blue Bell members pride ourselves on holding all of our members to exacting standards of competence and service. Quite simply, we are the best of the best. Our members, all of whom are accomplished and respected in their given areas of business, work together to build each others businesses and increase the bottom line. Members introduce one another to new clients and customers who need a specific service and are expecting a call from a LeTip member who can provide that service. The chapter serves as your sales force, bringing new business to you! No more cold calling, just warm leads. To learn more, visit www.letipbluebell.com.

Sixty Plus or Minus Seniors Club: Meets the second Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m. Retirees are invited to become part of the 60 Plus or Minus Seniors Club at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland. Good food, delicious desserts and friendly people make for a pleasant time. For information, call Christ’s Lutheran Church at 215-886-4612.

The Montco Senior Concert Choir: Meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, West Marshall and Noble streets, Norristown. Anyone interested in signing and bringing the joy of music to others is welcome. You must be 55 years or older. If interested, call John Bender at 610-279-1579.

The Wentz’s United Church of Christ Companions group: Meets the first Thursday of every month at noon for lunch and companionship. Please contact the church for details at 610-584-4855.

BNI Ambler Chapter: Meets every Thursday at Talamore Country Club for a networking meeting and would like to extend the invitation. Meetings are from 7-8:30 a.m. The only cost to attend is the cost of your meal. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Steve Skolnick at 215-285-7337, or visit www.BNIDVR.com and click on the menu item “Find a Chapter.”

Special Events

35mm Festival: To commemorate the installation of reel-to-reel projectors, the Ambler Theeater will host its first 35mm Festival April 13 and 14. Surveying a variety of titles, the fest will feature celluloid classics ranging from B-movie sci-fi to Hollywood staples. The two-day festival will start April 13 with the 1990 Italian Oscar-winner “Cinema Paradiso.” The festival will continue April 14 with a show of classic animated shorts from the collection of local film preservationist Lou DiCrescenzo, the documentary “Dying of the Light,” “Roman Holiday” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space.” In addition to the screenings, the festival will also include tours of the projection booth, up-close demonstrations of rare 35mm equipment, surprises and giveaways. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for members. A Festival Pass to all five events is available for $60.

Art Exhibit: The Olitsky Gallery at Beth Or, 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, will present the colorful abstract paintings of Louise Herring through May 9. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held April 13 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Karen at 267-975-7555.

Orienteering for All Ages: Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown, will host an orienteering meet April 14 at 10 a.m. Use a detailed map to find your way in the international sport of orienteering. There is a level of this sport for everyone. Instructors from the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association will give a lesson (if needed) and send you out on a course. The group will meet at the pavilions. All ages are invited to participate. There is a $6 map fee. Pre-registration is preferred. To pre-register or learn more, call 610-270-0215 or email rking2@montcopa.

Wissahickon Valley Historical Society Open House: The Wissahickon Valley Historical Society will hold an open house April 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the 1895 Schoolhouse, 799 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell.

Wissahickon School District Budget Workshops: The Wissahickon School District invites the community to attend a series of budget workshops to learn more about the WSD 2018-19 budget and provide feedback. Topics for the workshops are TBD but could include special education, class sizes and staffing, extracurricular activities, facilities maintenance, rebuilding the debt service and transportation. Budget workshops will be held at 6 p.m. in the Administrative Office Board Room, 601 Knight Road, Ambler, on the following dates: April 16 and May 7 and 21.

Morning Bird Walk: Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown, will host a morning bird walk April 17 at 8 a.m. Now that spring is here, birds are much more vocal. Resident species are pairing off and making nests. Many songbirds are migrating to their northern breeding grounds. See and hear the brightly colored birds of spring. Bring binoculars if you have them. The group will meet in parking lot No. 3. All ages are welcome to attend this free program. Pre-registration is suggested. To pre-register or learn more, call 610-270-0215 or email rking2@montcopa.org.

Dine and Donate: Dine and Donate to support Wissahickon High School’s sophomore class will be held at Chipotle in Montgomeryville, 30 Airport Square, North Wales, April 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will raise money for the class committee to help fund class activities such as field trips, dance decoration and prom. Chipotle will donate 50 percent of its proceeds; customers just need to say they are there for “Wissahickon.”

Reading Your House, Researching Your Home: The Historical Society of Montgomery County will present two classes on researching the history of your house April 17 and 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. This new workshop series will offer an introduction into some of the things that will help anyone discover a little more about their home. Reading Your House April 17 will introduce attendees to the fundamental tools you’ll need to start seeing your house in a new light. Researching Your Home April 24 will examine various documents related to house construction and occupancy that will give researchers more information about how houses and architecture function. Part of this course will feature Mary Lou McFarland, senior preservation specialist of the Heritage Conservancy who will discuss the role that the conservancy plays in the preservation and protection of significant open spaces, natural resources and the historic heritage of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Classes will be held at 1654 DeKalb St., Norristown, in the Meeting Room of the Historical Society of Montgomery County. Cost to attend each individual class is $25 per class for members of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and $30 for non-members. Cost to attend both sessions is $40 for members of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and $50 for non-members.

Mock Bedroom: The Lower Gwynedd police will present a mock bedroom presentation April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wissahickon High School, 521 Houston Road, Ambler. Join the department for insight to the mind of a teenager. This program will show attendees what to look for in a teen’s room that may be an indicator of drug use, abuse or poor decision making. This is an integral step in identifying troubling behavior before crisis occurs. This program is for adults only and is sponsored by Ambler Kiwanis, in conjunction with the Lower Gwynedd Police Department and Wissahickon School District.

Sustainable Movie Series: Pennypack Farm & Education Centers annual Sustainable Movie Series will present “Origins of Organic: April 19 at the Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with vendors; film will start at 7:30 p.m. with a question-and-answer session to follow. Cost: $10.

“The Visit”: Montgomery County Community College’s Theatre Arts Program and Drama Club students will present the tragicomedy “The Visit” April 19 to 22. Performances will be held April 19 to 21 at 7 p.m., April 20 at 12:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. in the Science Center Black Box Theatre, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. This production contains adult language and themes. General admission is $10 and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit mc3.edu/arts/lively-arts or call 215-641-6518. Proceeds from the production will benefit the Theatre Arts Merit Scholarship fund.

Don’t Stall, Just Call Run: Participate in the 5K at the Temple Ambler campus, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, April 21 at 9 a.m., or participate in the 1-Mile Walk at the same location at 9:15 a.m. The 5K is $30 to participate, and the 1-Mile Walk is $20. Visit runsignup.com/Race/PA/Ambler/DontStallJustCall5K to register or donate.

St. Joseph’s Yard Sale (Without The Yard): St. Joseph’s Church, 16 S. Spring Garden St., Ambler, will hold a yard sale April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments and baked goods will be sold. For more information, call Lisa at 215-646-0494 or email at stjosephambler@gmail.com.

Sheep Shearing Program: Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale, will offer its annual shearing of the sheep and other activities April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase. A donation of $2 per person is suggested for attending the day. For more information about this program, call the Peter Wentz Farmstead at 610-584-5104 or visit montcopa.org/peterwentzfarmstead.

For Pete’s Sake Fashion Show: For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation will host its 19th annual Dinner & Fashion Show April 26 at 6 p.m. at Presidential Caterers, 2910 Dekalb Pike, East Norriton. The evening will include a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a fashion show, presentations, live and silent auctions, grand prize raffles and a Royal Caribbean cruise raffle. All funds raised will support For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation. To register, visit takeabreakfromcancer.org.

Secret Philadelphia: Mary Dixon Lebeau will present Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure as part of the Historical Society of Montgomery County’s Making History Greater Series April 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. Lebeau will reveal a city of curious contradiction, one with a rich history dating back to 1682 but also with an eye on future. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social gathering and light refreshments. This program is free and open to the public.

Meet the Funders: RSVP will host a workshop for nonprofits wanting to learn more about the decision process of getting their proposals funded. The workshop will take place April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at Hyatt House, 240 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia. Representatives from local foundations and corporations will make presentations followed by a question and answer session and breakout session. To register, contact Jolene Ewing at 610-834-1040 ext. 111 or email jolenee@rsvpmc.org.

Open Juried Art Exhibit and Sale: The Art Center at Ambler will host an open juried art exhibit and sale April 27, 28 and 29 at its facilities at 45 Forest Ave., Ambler. Area artists are invited to display their work, and awards will be presented to the best in the fields of painting, photography, graphics and ceramics. Hundreds of dollars in prizes will be awarded. The community is invited to the opening reception April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit continues April 28 and April 29. The awards presentation takes place April 27 at 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit artcenteratambler.org, email info@artcenteratambler.org or call Karen at 267-975-7555.

Montgomery County Community College Open House: Come and learn more about Montgomery County Community College and what it offers during an open house at the Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Student attendees will be eligible for a raffle to win a $500 book scholarship. The open house will provide information about the college’s associate degree and certificate programs, admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, student success programs, academic support, transfer opportunities, the University Center and student organizations and clubs. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the campuses and meet with faculty and staff. To register, visit www.mc3.edu/openhouse or call 215-628-2969.

Fashion Show and Luncheon: The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation will hold its 39th annual EPC Fashion Show and Luncheon April 28 at Normandy Farms, 1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell. The show will feature fashions by Berta Sawyer, as well as guest speaker Jeff Cole of Fox29 News. The event will begin with cocktails at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch, prize drawings and the fashion show. All proceeds from the event will go to the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. The event is $55 per adult guest and $30 per child 13 and under. For more information and online ticket sales, visit HemophiliaSupport.org/fashion.html.

Trout Derby: The annual Memorial Stony Creek Anglers Trout Derby is scheduled for April 28 and 29. Held on the banks of Stony and Kepner creeks located on the Norristown Farm Park and Norristown State Hospital grounds, the derby will be a rain or shine event. The derby is open to all fishermen holding a current Pennsylvania fishing license and trout stamp. Children under the age of 16 are not required to purchase a license. Breakfast, lunch and drinks, bucket raffle tickets, bait and lures will be available for sale. Some fishing rods will be available for children. A special fishing pond will be available for children ages 6 and under. Sections of the creek will be marked for teens ages 15 and under and for challenged individuals. Prizes will be awarded for tagged trout. Fees: adult two-day derby passes: $30; adult one-day derby pass: $20; teen daily derby pass: $10; children daily derby pass: $5. All proceeds from the derby will be applied to the operation of Stony Creek Trout Nursery and its programs for children and special needs individuals. For more information, contact Charles Wood at 267-438-2572 or Marty Woodman at 484-366-4120. This year’s Derby is dedicated to the memory of Bud Schaffer.

Wissahickon Day Parade: The 97th annual Wissahickon Day Parade will be held April 29. Events will begin with a horse show at 10 a.m. at Northwestern Stables at Germantown and Northwestern avenues. At approximately noon, the riders and carriages then will move down Forbidden Drive past Cedars House, arriving at the Valley Green Inn at approximately 12:30 p.m. For more information, to participate in the event or to serve as a volunteer or sponsor, email WissDayParade@Yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/WissahickonDayParade.

Independence Sinfonia Concert: The Independence Sinfonia, under the direction of music director Daniel Matsukawa, will perform a concert April 29 at 3 p.m. at the theater in the Learning Center at Temple University’s Ambler Campus. The program will include Liszt’s Les Preludes, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Elena Urioste and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Admission to the concert is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and free for full-time students with ID. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit independence-sinfonia.org or call 215-915-0747.

Norristown Garden Club Scholarships: The Norristown Garden Club is offering scholarships to residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania enrolled in full-time, horticulture-related programs. Non-residents will be considered if attending a full-time, horticulture-related program at an academic institution in the above Pennsylvania counties. Horticulture-related fields may include: agriculture education, agronomy, botany, conservation, environmental concerns, floriculture, horticulture, land management, landscape architecture and plant pathology. To obtain an application, visit the Norristown Garden Club’s website, norristowngardenclub.org/ngc/index.php/scholarship-application. The deadline for applications is April 30.

Community Swims: Wissahickon High School will offer community swims in its new natatorium. The months of April and May will be free to Wissahickon School District community residents. Swim times are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays are adult lap swims, 21 and older. Fridays are recreational swims with lap lanes available and the shallow end for play. Noodles, balls and recreational flotation devices are not allowed, and children under the age of 5 years old are not admitted. Personal flotation devices are required for non-swimmers. For more information or to ask any questions, contact Kristina D’Amore at 215-619-8000 ext. 8090 or kdamore@wsdweb.org.

National Day of Prayer: Central Schwenkfelder Church, 2111 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale (Worcester Township), will hold a National Day of Prayer event May 3 at 7 p.m. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. The church will be meeting outside in front of our church, weather permitting. If rain, the event will be in the sanctuary. For further information, call 610-584-4480 or see cscfamily.org.

“Mary Poppins Jr.”: Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School will present “Mary Poppins Jr.” May 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and May 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $10 or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased during school hours in the main office. For more information, visit olmrcs.com. For questions, email MaryPoppins@olmrcs.com.

Leadercast: The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will host a Leadercast event May 4 at the Movie Tavern in Flourtown. Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world. To register, visit emccc.org/leadercast-montgomery-county.

Community Shred Event: Ambler Savings Bank will host a community shred event in the bank parking lot, 155 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Faerie Festival: The Highlands Mansion and Gardens, 7001 Sheaff Lane, Fort Washington, will hold a Faerie Festival May 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. Children age 3 to 9 and their families will be enchanted by the faerie-themed activities. Children should arrive ready to receive faerie wings and a dance wand, have the opportunity to enjoy faerie story readings, followed by faerie-inspired music and dance. The afternoon’s activities include building a faerie house, dressing a faerie doll, making a faerie head band, writing a letter to their favorite garden faerie and enjoying faerie refreshments Admission is $10 for each child and $5 for each adult. Reservations recommended by May 2. Visit highlamdshistorical.org/events-calendar or call 215-641-2687 for additional information.

Marketing — A Recipe for Survival: RSVP will host a workshop on how to develop a successful marketing plan May 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, with networking at 9:30 a.m., at the RSVP office, 901 E. 8th Ave., Suite 200, King of Prussia. To register, contact Jolene Ewing at 610-834-1040 ext. 111 or email jolenee@rsvpmc.org.

Upper Dublin High School Class of 1973 Reunion: The Upper Dublin High School Class of 1973 reunion will take place Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post building, 315 North St., Doylestown. Contact Seth Friedman at Seth6138@verizon.net or 215-740-3503 for more information or to ask any questions.

Community

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.

Mobile Office Hours: A member of the staff of state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-148, holds mobile office hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Senior Adult Activities Center (SAAC), 45 Forest Ave., Ambler. Constituents who need help with a state-related issue can visit during those hours and should bring along any paperwork relevant to the matter at hand. Anyone with questions can call the district office at 610-832-1679.

Plant Ambler: A community beautification effort staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by donations, is seeking volunteers. Volunteers have been providing displays such as spring pansies, fall mums and winter greens throughout the borough since 1973. The experienced volunteers share knowledge about gardening with any “green” newcomers. Volunteer time is flexible and ongoing according to your schedule. If you would like to help keep Ambler an attractive place to live and work by donating your time or by making a donation, call 215-219-6553. You can also send donations directly to Plant Ambler and mail to Borough of Ambler, 131 Rosemary Ave., Ambler, PA 19002.

Education

Montgomery County Bookmobile: April 14 and 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. and April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Willowbrook Apartments, 825 Willowbrook Drive, West Norriton; April 16 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Norriton Square Shopping Center ShopRite, 55 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton; April 17 and 24 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth; and April 17 and 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Place One Apartments, 777 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth.

Blue Bell School of Dance: 921 Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, hosts Argentine Tango Classes and a Milonga dance party every Friday evening. Lessons start at 8:30 p.m. followed by dancing at 9:30 p.m. Andrew Conway, master Argentine Tango dancer, instructor and performer and his partner Linda Chase will instruct. All levels welcome and no partner is needed. Refreshments will be served. Fee is $12 per person and includes lesson and dancing. Information: 215-634-1101 or www.amoretango.com.

For Kids & Families

Springfield Township Parks and Recreation: The Springfield Township Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the following programs: Kidz Klubhouse Day Camp: For boys and girls grades kindergarten to five; registration ends June 3.

Health

Zumba: Zumba Fitness offers Zumba dance/fitness classes at Academy of Dance and Music/BBAD Studio located at 1524 DeKalb Pike in Blue Bell (behind Sherwin Williams). Classes are offered three times a week: Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. For a free trial pass for your first class, email us at info@danceandmusic.biz or call 610-277-2557. For more info, visit our site at www.academyofdanceandmusic.org.

TaiJi: The Montessori School will offer 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.

Health education: Chestnut Hill Health Systems presents the following Health Education Programs: Golden Yoga: A Breathing, Stretching and Relaxation Class Fridays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lea Auditorium, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. Registration for four classes at a time required. Golden Yoga is Classical Yoga, adapted by the SKY Foundation, to accommodate those who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. The program includes postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques, all performed while sitting in a chair and standing. Registration required. Call 215-247-3029. Cost: $20 for 4 classes per month.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-8 p.m. Williams Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. Join us for a monthly get-together where we’ll share information for those interested in weight loss surgery, learn from guest speakers discussing current news on issues including lifestyle modification, nutrition and exercise and provide ongoing support for those who have completed surgery. Registration required. Call 215-753-2000.

Breast Cancer Networking Group: Fourth Tuesday of the month 5:30 to 7 p.m. Williams Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. A free, confidential support group for women living with a diagnosis of breast cancer designed to provide a forum for sharing information, feelings and concerns associated with breast cancer. Facilitated by Tish Wakefield, LCSW, oncology Social Worker. Registration required. To register or for more information, call 215-248-8047.

New Moms Support Groups: Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon; contact Jeanine O’Rourke, MSW or 2:30 to 4 p.m.; contact Susan Schack, Ph.D Volunteer Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. The Center for Postpartum Depression at Chestnut Hill Hospital is pleased to offer two new support groups to support new moms. Both groups will be run by experienced mental health professionals who really “get it” when it comes to new motherhood and juggling relationships, extended family, work/family balance and self-care. If you are experiencing “new mom challenges” that often heighten anxiety and involve hormonally driven depression, join us for an informative and supportive forum to connect with other moms. Infants are welcome. $30 per session (flexible based on need). Registration is required. Call Dr. Schack, 646-265-2484, or Ms. o’Rourke, 215-206-2931.

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group: Third Thursday of the month 8-9 a.m. Williams Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. A networking group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer designed to provide education, support and encouragement. Spouses and partners welcome. Harry M. Baer, MD, Chief, Urology Division, will host “Ask the Doctor.” Registration required. Call 215-248-8325.

PUPS (People Understanding Parkinson’s): Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Find peace in a self-help group for those adjusting to a new diagnosis or dealing with early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Group meets at the community center at the Giant Supermarket, 315 York Rd., Willow Grove. For more information, or to RSVP, call Lorna R. Glassman at 215-542-2931.Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice seeks compassionate and emotionally mature volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Volunteers may also assist with pet therapy and administrative work within the hospice department and are requested to have daytime availability. Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes or nursing facilities once a week for two to three hours. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for caregivers. Bereavement volunteers support the families of hospice patients following the loss of a loved one, while administrative volunteers assist with typing, mailings and/or filing. Hospice care workers provide a great service to families and loved ones of hospice patients. Many volunteers also report a great deal of personal satisfaction as a result of their services. Patient care and bereavement volunteers complete an application and attend an 18-hour volunteer training program that covers the medical, psychological and spiritual aspects of hospice volunteering. Day and evening training programs are offered. To sign up for volunteer opportunities in Pennsylvania, contact Holy Redeemer Volunteer Coordinator Jean Francis at 215-698-3737 or email jfrancis@holyredeemer.com.

Support

Overeaters Anonymous: Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be your answer. This is not a diet club. OA is a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. OA offers mutual support and a helpful plan of action. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. To find a meeting in your neighborhood, visit brandywineintergroup.org or oa.org.

Huntington’s Disease support group: The Huntington’s Disease Society of America invites caregivers, family, friends and those who are living with HD, as well as those who are at risk for HD to attend monthly support groups. Share your thoughts/feelings and get advice in a non-judgmental environment with other HD community members. Gain valuable community resource referrals from HDSA’s regional social worker/group leader. The Plymouth Meeting group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in the Mercy Urgent Care center located directly next to Boscov’s at the Plymouth Meeting Mall (500 W. Germantown Pike). Contact the groups leader at khimebaugh@hdsa.org for additional information and upcoming guest speakers/activities. Visithdsa.org for additional HD information and resources.

Recovery group meetings: Fairview Village Church hosts addiction support/recovery group meetings. Men’s A to Z is a Biblical support/recovery group that is open to men 18 years and over. Women’s Christian 12 Step support/recovery group is open to all women 18 years and over. Parents of Addicted Adult Children is a Christ-centered support group for parents who struggle with addicted adult children. We meet on Monday evenings at 6:45 p.m. at 3044 West Germantown Pike, Eagleville. You are welcome to join at any time. For more information, please call Pastor Rieger at 610-539-3333 ext. 249.

Second Saturday Workshops: For recently divorced or widowed women hosted by the Women’s Independence Network meets the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Montgomey Community College, Parkhouse Hall, Room 118, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. This workshop will empower and educate women going through this major life change. Registration is $45 and pre-registration is required by 3 p.m. the Friday before. For more information and how to register, go to www.allaboutwin.com or call 855-200-iWIN.


Elkins Park Area CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Einstein at Elkins Park Hospital in Elkins Park. For information on CHADD or ADHD, please see our website www.chadd.net/249 or call Claire Noyes at: 215-779-6656.


Support group: Parents of children on the Autism Spectrum are invited to join a support group on the second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Plains Mennonite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield. The group gathers to give and receive emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information, share stories and be more effectively equipped with skills and insights to parent children on the Autism Spectrum. Catherine Schadler, M.Ed., shares her knowledge and expertise around topics chosen by the group. Pastor Dawn Ranck gives overall leadership, coordinating the group and facilitating the conversation. More information at www.plainsmennonitechurch.org or by calling 215-362-7640.

Meals on Wheels: The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to pack or deliver meals to the elderly and infirmed. Meals are packed and delivered mornings, Monday through Friday. You can volunteer for as many days per week or month as you would like. Packaging meals requires approximately 2-1/2 hours of your time each day and involves making sandwiches, packaging food into individual serving containers and packing coolers with the meals. Delivering meals requires approximately 1-1/2 hours of your time each day and involves loading coolers into your car and delivering a route of approximately 10 to 15 stops. The Meals on Wheels program is also in need of emergency, winter-weather volunteers to pack and deliver meals in bad weather. North Penn VNA is located at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale and delivers meals in the Lansdale, North Wales and Blue Bell areas. For more information or to volunteer, please call Bridget, North Penn VNA Meals on Wheels coordinator at 215-855-8296.

Counseling: Center for Loss and Bereavement, 3847 Skippack Pike, Skippack (610-222-4110) www.bereavementcenter.org offers professional counseling for individuals, couples, children and families dealing with issues of loss and bereavement. Six-week adult support groups: Newly forming young adult grief support group – every other Wednesday, 7 to 8:15 p.m. (free of charge); Monthly loss of child support – second Mondays, 7-8:15 p.m.; Six-week young loss of spouse/partner – Thursdays, 10 to 11:15 a.m.; other groups scheduled as interest is shown for suicide loss support, adult loss of parent, motherless daughters, adult loss of sibling, coping with chronic illness and disability and men’s loss of spouse. Bereavement program: Nello’s Corner Family Bereavement program offers peer grief support groups for ages 4 through teen and their caregivers – Every other Tuesday or Wednesday (free of charge) Local chapter of Parents of Murdered Children also meets at the Center. Registration required. Call for further information.

Caregiver support group: The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Kehillah of old York Road is sponsoring a free Caregiver Support Group for individuals who care for an elderly person with cognitive and/or physical impairments. The group meets at SarahCare Adult Day Care Center, 101 Washington Lane, Suite G-6, Jenkintown, Pa., on the first Wednesday of each month. Patty Rich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, of The Counseling for Caregivers Program of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, leads the sessions, which are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All are welcome. Respite care is available during meetings to facilitate attendance. on-site free parking is available. Light refreshments are provided. For more information call Lynne Balaban, 215-884-3944.

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE): Seeks local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically select exchange students have good English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about the USA by living as part of your family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with you. The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families may select the youngster of their choice from extensive student applications, family photos and biographical essays. To become a host family or find out more about ASSE and its programs, please call Sue 732-251-1517 or 1-800-677-2773. or visit us at www.asse.com. There are hundreds of students to choose from, so call – and begin the process of selecting your new son or daughter today.

Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley: The organization’s mission is to provide a meeting place where people with cancer and their families and friends can join others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a comfortable, home-like setting. Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley is located in Warminster at 200 Kirk Road. Their phone number is 215-441-3290 or visit on the Internet at www.gildasclubdelval.org. For more information, call Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley at 215-441-3290, or visit their Web site at www.gildasclubdelval.org.

Volunteers sought: The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania is seeking volunteers to become voices of power through its stroke prevention program. For information on volunteer opportunities call 215-575-5200.

Senior volunteers needed: The Foster Grandparent Program of Montgomery County is in need of dedicated senior volunteers to enhance the lives of children throughout Montgomery County. Volunteer Foster Grandparents must be 55 years of age or older and be willing to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Volunteers receive a small tax-free stipend, free transportation, paid training and an annual physical exam. For information on the Foster Grandparent Program, call 610-630-0201.

Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous is a 12- step group for anyone struggling with food issues of any kind. It meets Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the Health Education room in the Becoming Center, part of the Artman Home in Ambler, 250 North Bethlehem Pike. For information call 267-259-4815.

Fibromyalgia support group: The Northeast Chapter Fibromyalgia Support Groups of Montgomery County and Philadelphia has three individual support groups that meet various times throughout the month in both areas. The next meeting will be the Beginners’ Support Group, which is held every fourth Monday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. The Family Support Group is held every second Thursday of the month from 12-2 p.m., and the Fibromyalgia “Connections” Support Group of Montgomery County is held the third Saturday of the month from 1-3 p.m. For further information and locations, call 215-884-1504 or 215-393-3493.

Family support groups: NAMI Pennsylvania of Montgomery County sponsors monthly family support groups at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main Street and Richardson Avenue, Lansdale, the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. and at the Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb Pike, Norristown, the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Volunteers sought: Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Program (PATF) has interesting and rewarding volunteer positions available in their King of Prussia office. PATF helps people obtain funding for hearing aids, ramps, wheelchairs and other assistive technology. To learn more about the positions and volunteer training, call Jamie at 888-744-1938. www.patf.us.

Support groups: Friends Hospital holds the following support groups: Monday — AA Speaker Meeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m. weekly and Depression Group from 9-11 a.m. weekly. Wednesday — Cocaine Anonymous from 7:30-9 p.m. weekly and It Still Works from 6-7:15 p.m. weekly. Thursday — Depression Group 9-11 a.m. weekly; Depression and Bipolar Support Group from 6:30-8:15 p.m. weekly (first Thursday from 5:30-8:15 p.m.); Narcotics Anonymous from 5:30-7 p.m. weekly and Al-Anon from 7:30-8:30 p.m. weekly. Friday — Cocaine Anonymous from 7:30-9 p.m. weekly and Gamblers Anonymous from 8-9:30 p.m. weekly. Saturday — Narcotics Anonymous from 7-8 p.m. weekly. Sunday — Incest Survivors from 9-10:30 a.m. weekly; ACoA from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekly; AA Women’s Meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekly; NAmI Family to Family Support Group from 1-2:30 p.m. monthly, second Sunday; NAmI General Meeting from 2-4 p.m. monthly, second Sunday.The New Beginnings Club, a non-denominational social group for all widows and widowers, will be forming to provide social, athletic and travel opportunities to foster fellowship. Meetings will be held every fourth Monday at 7 p.m. at St. John of the Cross Hall, Meeting Room, 2800 Woodland Rd., Roslyn. Any interested persons may call 215-885-7722.

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