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Roxborough High School 40-Year Reunion
The Roxborough High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, April 14, at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken.
For ticket information, email RoxboroughHighClassof1978@gmail.com or call 602-399-6816.
Pastoral Installation Service
Mount Tabor Baptist Church, 110 W. Rittenhouse St., Germanton, will hold a pastoral installation service for the Rev. Antonio Darnell Anderson Sunday, April 15, at 5 p.m.
Brewing and Malting in Early Philadelphia
Morris Arboretum’s 2017-28 Lecture Series will conclude with a lecture with Rich Wagner, Pennsylvania brewery historian, on Brewing and Malting in Early Philadelphia 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 a reservation or to ask any questions.
Canoe Instruction Fair
The nonprofit Philadelphia Canoe Club will hold a free instruction fair Sunday, April 22, from noon to 3 p.m. at its clubhouse, 4900 Ridge Ave., Wissahickon.
Enter the driveway at the traffic light next to the Wissahickon Transfer Station between East Falls and Manayunk.
Meet instructors and find out about courses. Choose kayaking or canoeing, on flat/moving water or whitewater; or stand up paddle boarding.
For more information, visit PCC on Facebook or philacanoe.org.
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.
Wissahickon Photo Contest
Friends of the Wissahickon, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association and the Woodmere Art Museum present the biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest for individuals interested in submitting photos they captured while visiting Wissahickon Valley Park.
All photos entered in the contest must be taken within Wissahickon Valley Park, along the Green Ribbon Trail or on one of the WVWA-managed preserves.
Categories are: people, wildlife, landscape and structures.
Participants may enter up to four photos taken within the last three years.
Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, first place in each category and People’s Choice (chosen by Facebook voters).
Any of the three co-hosting organizations may feature the winning photos online, in their printed materials or on social media.
Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.
Photographs will not be returned.
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 15. Winners will be announced Oct. 29.
Well Spouse Support Group
A new Well Spouse support group meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Center on the Hill at the Presbyterian Church, 8855 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill.
Facilitators for the group are Fern Zeigler, Claire Salvi and David Hale. All have many years of spousal caregiving. All care about helping the caregiver.
When one is ill, two need help. When a person gets a diagnosis of a disease or becomes physically disabled, their spouse/partner is there to help, but who is there to help the “caregiver”? This can be a lonely and sometimes overwhelming and frightening pursuit for the “well spouse/partner.”
When someone becomes a caregiver for their spouse or partner, their life changes. What were once shared activities/responsibilities begin to fall more and more on the caregiver. Meals, shopping, laundry, cleaning, child care and financial matters are just a few of the things the caregiver may begin to carry alone. Vacation plans and dreams inevitably change. Friends may disappear. Family may not be as available as one would hope. Some level of depression may occur.
One form of self-help is a support group. This is a group of people who face similar problems. It is a place of respite and even laughter, a place where you are truly understood and you don’t have to explain yourself. It is also a place for sharing of resources and ways to care for self.
For more information, contact David Hale at 267-977-7711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Citizens Dinner
Join your neighbors every Wednesday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roxborough Memorial Hospital Cafeteria for a $5 meal and a visit with friends.
Job Corps is the nation’s leading career technical training program for out of school youth ages 16 to 24. Whether you have graduated or dropped out of high school, this no-cost, government-funded program can assist you with learning a technical trade in construction, health care, auto repair or culinary arts
Orientations are held Tuesdays at the Career Link office, 5847 Germantown Ave., Germantown. Arrive by 9 a.m. Parents should accompany minors under age 18, and all parents are welcome to attend.
For more information, call at 215-985-2319.
Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society
The Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society Inc. Philadelphia Chapter Family Quest holds its monthly meeting at Community College of Philadelphia, Northwest campus, 1300 W. Godfrey Ave., Fern Rock, in Room 244.
The next meeting is Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m.
People who want help in researching their African American family history are invited.
For more information, call 215-747-2786.
Veterans Empowered to Succeed Program
Have you served in the military? Are you a veteran in need of food, housing, health care, employment or basic assistance?
Register for Faith Community Development Corp.’s free Veterans Empowered to Succeed Program every Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faith Chapel Church, 108 E. Price St., Germantown.
The program will provide referrals, resources and bags of hand-picked groceries from neighborhood markets bi-weekly for each registered veteran. Please bring your identification, including your military ID or paperwork with you. The registration, done by program volunteers who are respectful of your time and privacy, takes about 20 minutes.
Faith Community Development Corp. is a nonprofit program serving the community for more than 30 years.