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Art

Keystone State Decorative Painters: Meet 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month (except May and December) at Perkasie Fire Company, Fifth and Arch streets, Perkasie. Information: 215-258-2269.

Community Events

Haunted Hayride: The Tylersport Volunteer Fire Company will present the 26th annual Haunted Hayride Oct. 26 and 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and children under 5 are free. After the ride, patrons can enjoy complimentary marshmallows roasted by the fire and apple cider. There will be food, beverages and candy for sale, as well as promotional T-shirts. All the proceeds will benefit the Tylersport Volunteer Fire Company and go to new equipment and supplies. For more information, call the Tylersport Volunteer Fire Company at 215-257-5900.

Howloween 5K and Dog Walk: Home At Last Dog Rescue will hold its fourth annual 5K Howloween Run/Dog Walk Saturday, Oct. 27, at Parkside Place Park, North Wales. Home At Last is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leverages a network of foster homes to save and place dogs from high-kill shelters. The 5K will kick off at 9 a.m., with race awards following at 10:15 a.m. and a one-mile walk beginning at 11 a.m. Runners and walkers with jogging strollers and canine participants are also invited to join. This event is open to the public. Pre-registration is open until Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m. and opens on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m. for runners and 10 a.m. for walkers. In addition to the race and walk, the event will feature pet/fitness-related vendors, food trucks, dog activities and a costume contest. For more information, visit howloween5k.com.

Colonial Chocolate Workshop: Make and enjoy tasting 18th century chocolate treats at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, Oct. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Led by food historian Deborah Peterson, participants will learn 18th century techniques for processing cacao beans. Preregistration is required as participation is limited. A workshop fee of $70 (includes materials). Children over the age of 12 may register for the workshop if a parent attends with them. To register, go to mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.

Sellersville Halloween Parade: Sellersville Borough will present its annual Halloween parade Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. starting at the Walnut Street parking lot of Lake Lenape Park. Registration will start at 9 a.m. The parade will end at the firehouse, where there will be judging and refreshments. In the event of rain, no parade will take place, and judging will take place at the firehouse. For more information, call the borough at 215-257-5075.

Perkasie Farmers Market: The Perkasie Farmers Market is open Saturdays through Oct. 27. No parking will be allowed on South Seventh Street from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays, and the section of South Seventh Street will be closed to traffic on these dates and times. Follow Perkasie Farmers Market on Facebook for more information, weekly schedules and market happenings.

Sellersville Moose Open House: The Sellersvilel Moose Family Center, 301 W. Park Ave., Sellersville, will hold an open house Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. Come see what the Sellersville Moose organization is all about during this onetime event. The afternoon will feature appearances by police and fire engines, a children’s ID program, face painting, games, food and more. For more information, call 215-257-4380.

Concert: Pianist and composer Joseph Martin will perform a free community concert Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. at Souderton Mennonite Church: 105 W. Chestnut St., Souderton. The concert is part of Souderton Mennonite Church’s ongoing concert series and is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call 215-723-3088 or visit soudertonmennonite.org.

Ghost Tours: The Pearl S. Buck House,520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, will offer a ghost tour Sunday, Oct. 28. Real people in the life of Pearl S. Buck will be “brought back from the dead” for this one special night. Portrayed by actors, they will host the event, keeping up the tradition set by Buck, who hosted a community Halloween party every year. At the end of the tour, the former gardener, George Gala, will offer his fresh-pressed cider made with an original antique apple press. Tours will start at 4 5 and 6 p.m.. They last approximately 40 minutes and are suitable for middle school ages through adults. Cost: $15. Pre-registration required at pearlsbuck.org/signature-events.

Membership Luncheon Meet the Candidates: The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Meet the Candidates Forum for the First and Fourth Congressional Districts and Business Card Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Indian Valley Country Club, 650 Bergey Road, Telford. Attendees will hear from the First Congressional District candidates U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R) and Scott Wallace (D) and the Fourth Congressional District candidates state Rep. Madeleine Dean (D) and Dan David (R). The luncheon is not limited to membership. Fee: $25 chamber members, $40 non-members. Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 26. Reservations may be made by emailing ivchamber@indianvalleychamber.com, calling 215-723-9472 or online at indianvalleychamber.com.

Focus on Fitness: Arbour Square of Harleysville, 699 Main St., Harleysville, welcomes seniors to experience the benefits of remaining physically active during a special event Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. Learn about invigorating exercise and therapy programs designed to create a healthier you. Enjoy a complimentary smoothie and superfoods. For more information or to RSVP, call 267-677-1200.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Souderton Area High School Theatre will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at 7 p.m. All tickets are $10, payable by cash or check made to Souderton Area High School.

Craft Fair: Lansdale United Methodist Church, 300 N. Broad St., Lansdale, will hold a craft fair Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments and a bake sale will be available. For more information, call 215-855-8364 or visit lansdaleumc.org.

North Penn Volunteer Fire Company Housing Ceremony: The North Penn Volunteer Fire Company will hosting a housing and re-dedication ceremony Nov. 3 at noon at the main station in North Wales to celebrate the arrival of the newest addition to the fleet, a KME Aerial Cat Tractor Drawn Aerial, as well as the conclusion of major renovations to the firehouse. More than 15 local and antique fire trucks will begin the day with a parade on Main Street. Following the parade, the traditional housing demonstration will include speeches from local dignitaries. Music and dancing will follow immediately and will last into the night with music by DJ Nate, catering from Mission BBQ and beer and soda. Commemorative T-shirts and mugs will also be for sale. The event is free to attend and open to anyone interested in joining. Food, drink and beer bracelets are available for purchase for $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Parking will be available at the North Wales train station ,as well as where legal throughout the borough streets.

Election Day Hoagie Sale: The Tylersport Fire Co. Auxiliary will sell 12-inch hoagies Nov. 6 at the polling place at the firehouse. Options are Italian, ham and turkey. The price is $7 each. Hoagies can be pre-ordered at 215-257-5900 ext. 171 or email aux@tylersportfireco.com. Proceeds will benefit the fire company. In addition, the Salford Township Community Group will collect nonperishable items for the food bank of Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton.

Perkasie Historical Society Meeting: The Perkasie Historical Society will continue its fall schedule with a presentation by Jeff Finegan titled “Tis Well: the Life and Death of George Washington”Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephens United Church of Christ, Sixth and Arch streets, Perkasie. Dinners are $12. Guests are welcome, but reservations are necessary by calling 215-257-9624 by Wednesday, Oct. 31. For further information, visit perkasiehistory.com or email perkasiehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Holiday Fair: The Woman’s Club of Indian Valley will hold its annual holiday fair Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Crest Middle School. There will be more than 80 crafters, an attic treasures table, gift baskets for sale, mugs filled with Christmas items and bake tables. Lunch will be available sponsored by the Junior Woman’s Club. Proceeds will support Woman’s Club efforts.

Fashion Show: The Woman’s Club of Perkasie will present a fashion show Sunday, Nov. 11, from noon to 3 p.m. at Indian Valley Country Club, Bergey Road, Telford. Tickets are $30. Proceeds will benefit the Pennridge community. For more information, call 215-257-7695.

Touring the Strassburger Farmstead: The Historical Society of Hilltown Township invites visitors to see and learn about the three historic buildings on the Strassburger Farmstead property — the Homestead, German Bank Barn and the museum, which was originally a tenant house — Nov. 11 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. This event is free. The Strassburger Farmstead is located at 407 Keystone Drive, Sellersville.

Music of World War II: Come and enjoy the music and songs of World War II like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Judy Garland and Al Jolson with the West Rockhill Historical Society Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Municipal Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. For more information, visit westrockhillhistoricalsociety.org.

Human Resources Roundtable: “The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Human Resources Roundtable on sensitivity awareness in a time of #MeToo Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Franconia Heritage Banquet & Conference Center, 508 Harleysville Pike, Franconia. The presentation will let attendees take another look at their workplace and provide tools to help build more inclusive environments that address not only anti-harassment and anti-retaliation but also unconscious biases. The event will share real-life examples and provide recommendations that will help attendees address things that may be coming up in their management of every day human resources issues. Fee: $20 for chamber members; $30 for non-members. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 9. Reservations may be made by emailing ivchamber@indianvalleychamber.com, calling 215-723-9472 or at indianvalleychamber.com. Cancellation notice must be given 24 hours prior to the meeting for refunds or credits.

Woman’s Club of Indian Valley Meeting: The Woman’s Club of Indian Valley will meet Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Telford Community Building, 125 S. Hamilton St., Telford. A social hour will start at noon, with the meeting at 1 p.m. Rob Rosa will present a program titled “New Leash on Life” on shelter dogs that go to prison to be trained by prisoners. For more information, call 215 723-3497.

Jerry Blavat Concert: Jerry Blavat will return to the Tylersport Fire Company, 185 Ridge Road, Telford, Nov. 16. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; the show will start at 7 p.m. The event is BYOB; soda will be provided. The Ladies Auxiliary will sell other food. Tickets are $35 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. Send checks payable to Tylersport Fire Co. Auxiliary to Niki Van, 185 Ridge Road, Telford, PA 18969. Proceeds will benefit the fire company. For information, call 215-257-5900 ext. 171 or email aux@tylersportfireco.com.

Babysitting 101: Babysitting 101 will be offered Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Souderton Area High School. Souderton Area Community Education’s Babysitting 101 is a one-day class that helps prepare young students interested in child-care with all the current safety tips and creative suggestions. This six-hour, interactive program will cover how to market your business, set your pay rate, age guide appropriate play, deal with behavior problems, first aid and safety. The day is a mix of hands-on activities, classroom participation, lecture and DVD. Students should bring lunch, snacks and drink. Cost: $80. Register at sace.soudertonsd.org.

Toys For Tots: Toys For Tots is collecting new, unwrapped toys through the Lower Salford Township Police Department. Age groups where toys are desperately needed are 0 to 2. and older than 11. For information on dropoff locations throughout the Harleysville area and further information, visit harleysville-pa.toysfortots.org, contact Barbara Jansons at 215-256-9500 or email bjansons@lowersalfordtownship.org.

The Call of the Tranquility — An Expression of Traditional Chinese Brush Painting: The Pearl S. Buck International Gallery will present “The Call of the Tranquility — An Expression of Traditional Chinese Brush Painting” through January 2019. The new exhibit will display the work of four contemporary artists, Huangxin (Derek) Wang, Chenlin Cai, Lijun Tian and Jennifer Yuan, who continue the ancient tradition of Chinese brush painting, a unique art form that has developed over 6,000 years. For more information, visit pearlsbuck.org/exhibit-gallery/exhibits.

Tours: The newest addition to the Arbour Square campus, The Hillside, is now open and ready for seniors to move in! Every Saturday and Sunday, The Hillside will be having an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are also tours available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hillside independent living apartments are part of Arbour Square’s beautiful 22-acre senior living campus. The Hillside offers residents the comfort and convenience of apartment living with the luxuries of an all-inclusive resort. For more information or to schedule a tour and to learn how you can secure your affordable all-inclusive luxury apartment, call 267-933-6477.

Fundraiser: A & N Family Restaurant, 321 S. Main St., Sellersville, will donate 10 percent of your meal price to the Sellersville Fire Department 4 to 10 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Information and coupons: www.sellersvillefd.com.

Free meal: Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 S. Main St., Telford, provides a free meal along with activities involving non-competitive fun games for families with children beginning at 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

Bingo: The Presentation of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1564 Allentown Road, Towamencin, holds Bingo every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Admission is $6. Information: 215-362-9599 or 215-368-3993.

Bingo: The Tylersport Volunteer Fire Company sponsors Bingo every Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. with a $1,000 jackpot every week. Information: 215-453-9666.

Bingo: Bingo games are held 7 p.m. each Thursday at Sellersville Fire Department, 2 N. Main St. Doors open at 5 p.m., with food available from the kitchen beginning at 5:30 p.m. Information: 215-257-4028.

Samuel Pierce branch of the Bucks County Free Library

Information: 491 Arthur Ave., Perkasie.

Baby Storytime: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m. and Friday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. With baby on your lap, share books, music, action rhymes and fingerplays. Best for ages birth to 2.

Toddler Storytime: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Get on your feet and make noise with your child by singing songs, dance, rhyming, clapping and sharing stories. Best for ages 1½ to 3.

Sensory Storytime: Mondays at 11:30 a.m. These storytimes are 30-minute interactive sessions ideal for children on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing issues,or who feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds. After storytime, join the librarys for 30 minutes of monitored social play including toys aimed at improving fine & gross motor skills. Registration is required as sessions are limited to 10 children and their families. Limited to pre-school-aged children. Register at calendar.buckslib.org

Pajama Storytime: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Develop your child’s love of reading with books and rhymes, songs, dance and more. All ages welcome.

Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Explore fun books and participate in rhymes, early literacy activities, songs and movement. Best for ages 3 to 6.

Family Storytime: Tuesdays and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays and Friday, Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m. Develop your child’s love of reading with books and rhymes, songs, dance and more. Get on your feet, and have fun with your child. The storytime is 30 minutes. All ages welcome.

Badge Squad — Local Haunts: Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join the library for some spooks and scares to earn a Local Haunts badge. All ages welcome. Best for students in kindergarten to grade six.

Not-So-Spooky Storytimes: Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m. Join the library for a special storytime to celebrate monsters, pumpkins and all things (gently) spooky. Wear a Halloween costume, and be ready to move and groove. All ages welcome.

Storytime on the Road: Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at A&T Chevrolet, 801 Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville. Join a librarian for stories, songs and fun at A&T Chevrolet. Wear comfortable clothes, and be prepared to check out the new 2019 cars and trucks. All ages welcome.

Paper Airplane Rally: Saturday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. Can you make and decorate the best paper airplane? Test your folding skills and drop in for a paper airplane rally. All ages welcome. Best for students in kindergarten to sixth grade.

Badge Squad — Board Gaming Genius: Saturday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and play board games with your family and earn your Board Gaming Genius badge. Best for students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

Yoga Storytime with Jess: Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Join Jess from Shine Yoga Center at the Perkasie library for a yoga and storytime class. Bring water, and wear comfortable, movement-friendly clothes. A yoga mat or a towel is recommended but not necessary. Best for children ages 4 to 6; all ages welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Samuel Pierce Branch.

Storytime on the Road: Thursday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Per Diem Workspace, 528 W. Market St., Perkasie. Join a librarian for stories, songs and fun at Per Diem Workspace. Wear comfortable, clothes and be prepared to move and groove with your children. All ages welcome.

For Kids

Adopt-A-Sheep: Bucks County 4-H Sheep Club has an Adopt-A-Sheep program for kids who want to learn more about sheep but do not have the accommodations (barn and pasture) on their own property. This program allows sheep to be adopted from an existing Bucks County 4-H Sheep Club member. The sheep remain on the hosting farm, but the child making the adoption is expected to make regular visits to the farm to learn how to take care of and show sheep. Sheep Club meets the third Sunday of each month. Information: 215-345-3283.

Pioneer Clubs: Silverdale Brethren in Christ Church, 165 W. Main St. (Route 113), Silverdale, holds Pioneer Clubs 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The program, for children ages four through 12th grade, is an opportunity to learn about right and wrong in a fun and loving environment through skill-building activities in drama, home improvement, first aid, outdoor cooking, woodworking, and many other things. The clubs award badges for achievements. Information: 215-257-4272.

Children’s Club: A Children’s Club from 4 years old to fifth grade will be held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m at the Zion Mennonite Church, 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton. This is a great time for Bible stories, singing, games and snacks. No registration is required. Information: 215-723-3592.

Girls’ Friendly Society: The Girls’ Friendly Society, an organization for girls ages five and up, is meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Sumneytown Pike at Barndt Road, Upper Salford. Activities include Christian worship, crafts, community service projects, study and recreational activities. Information: 215-234-8020.

Story hours: The Indian Valley Public Library has Bedtime Story Hours every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for stories, songs and finger plays.

Children of the American Revolution: Girls and Boys from first to 12th grade are invited to join a chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are being planned for all ages. For more information please contact Stephanie at SSeely00@comcast.net or Linn at DAR_news@verizon.net.

Health

Free Blood Pressure Check: Know your numbers! Stop by for a free check of your blood pressure the second Wednesday of every month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the lobby at the Indian Valley Family YMCA, 890 Maple Ave., Harleysville.

Blood pressure checks: Blood Pressure Checks will be held the first Monday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Generations of Indian Valley, 259 N. Second St., Souderton. It will be first come, first serve.

Blood pressure clinics: Blood Pressure Clinics, provided by North Penn VNA, are as follows: Encore Experiences at Harleysville, first Wednesday of every month, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Harleysville Rite Aide, first Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2 p.m.; The Peak Center, Lansdale, second Tuesday of every month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and Neshaminy Falls, North Wales, third Thursday of every month, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Information: 215-855-6191, 215-855-8296 ext. 117 or visit www.npvna.org/screenings.htm.

Glucose testing: Free Glucose Testing will be held the first Thursday of every month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Generations of Indian Valley, 259 N. Second St., Souderton. To schedule an appointment, call 215-723-5841.

Nutrition program: WIC is a health and nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women and for children. Eligible families will receive help in buying infant formula, milk, eggs, fruit juice and other basics. Information: 215-536-6500.

History

Mennonite history: Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville has a 300-Year History of Mennonite Life depicted through video, exhibits, artifacts and fraktur. Archives are available for genealogical study. The gift shop and museum are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: visit www.mhep.org.

Meetings

The Red Hattitude Gals of Perkasie: An official chapter of the Red Hat Society is open to new qualifying members 50 or younger for fun and friendship. Information: 215-257-4343 or e.malloy48@comcast.net.

The Riders in the Storm chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association: Meets the fourth Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at O’Grady’s Restaurant on Route 113 in Hilltown. Breakfast and fellowship are followed by a ride, weather permitting. Information: http://cmaner5.org/PA/RIDERSINTHESTORM/default.aspx or 215-942-4810.

Winding Road Rider: A chapter of Women on Wheels meets and rides the third Saturday of the month year-round. Meeting time is 9:30 a.m. at Plumsteadville Grange, 5901 Easton Rd., Plumsteadville. Information: 215-443-7236, www.windingroadbikers.com or info@windingroadriders.com.

Socrates Café: A hour-and-a-half informal conversations about philosophical perspectives meets the first Sunday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and the third Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Valley Public Library, 100 E. Church Ave., Telford. Topics emerge from the interests of the participants. Information: 215-723-9109.

BNI Harleysville Networking Group: Meets every Tuesday at Henning’s, Harleysville, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. Information: Kurt Kaufhold at 215-720-8322. Web: www.harleysvillenetworkinggroup.com.

Indian Valley Kiwanis Club: Meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon at The Naceville Hotel, County Line and Ridge Road, West Rockhill. The meeting includes a luncheon, a speaker and socializing. Everyone is welcome. Information: 215-723-0565.

Harleysville Rotary Club: Meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at Henning’s Market on Sumneytown Pike. Information: 215-256-6933.

Souderton Lions Club: Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Henning’s Market at 290 Main St., Harleysville, PA 19438. For more information, call 215-723-9865.

The Indian Valley Christian Writers Fellowship: Meets the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. at the Indian Valley Public Library, and is looking for new members. Information: 215-453-0415 or 215-723-4575.

Toastmasters: Do you have a fear of public speaking? Blue Bell Toastmasters Club can help. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the Marriott Courtyard, located on Route 202, directly across from the Montgomeryville Mall. Learn how to improve communication and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Admission fee: $5. For more info, visit www.bbtoast.org.

The LeTip Chapter of Gwynedd: Meets every Tuesday at 7:16 a.m. We meet at the Clubhouse Too Diner at the corner of Sumneytown Pike & Church Road in Lansdale. LeTip is a professional business lead exchange network. Please call and join us for a meeting. Call 215-779-0723

LeTip of Lansdale: A professional networking organization with the purpose of exchanging business leads. Attend one of our breakfast meetings to learn how LeTip will benefit your business. LeTip of Lansdale meets every Thursday from 7:01 to 8:31 a.m. at Franconi’s Restaurant, 1200 Welsh Road in North Wales. Please contact Elena Sickles at 610-222-4205 for more information about our chapter.

The Greater North Penn Regional Collaborative Board of Directors: Public meetings held the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. For more information, call Kathleen Fitzgerald at 215-855-8296.

The Firefighters Auxiliary of the Colmar Volunteer Fire Company: Interested participants can live in any town. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. at the firehall, 2700 Walnut Street, ColMarch For more information, call Carol at 215-361-9620.

The Lansdale Chapter of the American Association of University Women: Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the North Penn High School District Educational Service Center, Church Road and Hancock Street, Lansdale. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-368-9665 or visit http://aauwlansdale.org.

PRO-ACT: A volunteer-based, grassroots organization that works to reduce the stigma of drug/alcohol addiction and to ensure the availability of treatment options, hosts informational sessions. Information: 1-800-221-6333.

Parenting

MOMS Club: The MOMS Club of Perkasie (Moms Offering Moms Support) is reaching out to moms who are home during the day in the Pennridge area. Activities include monthly meetings, playgroups, MOMS Night Out, weekly activities and service projects. Information: Denise at deesarge00@hotmail.com.

Play group: My Toddler and Me, an opportunity for parents and other caregivers of 2- and 3-year-olds to get out of the house and meet others, is held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday morning at Zion Mennonite Church, 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton. Information: www.zionmennonite.org or 215-723-3592.

Parenting group: The program, My Toddler and Me, is an opportunity for parents and other caregivers of 2- and 3-year-olds to get out of the house and meet others. Each Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. come for story, craft and fun time together at Zion Mennonite Church, 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton. Information: 215-723-3592 or visit www.zionmennonite.org.

North Penn Nursing Mothers: A free support and education group for nursing women meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, and the second Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Harleysville YMCA in Harleysville. Information: 215-513-1753 or visit www.geocities.com/northpennnm.

Car seat safety check: Keystone Motors and the Montgomery County Department of Health will hold a Free Car Seat Safety Check the fourth Thursday of each month at 685 Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville. Information: 610-278-5117 ext. 5119.

Seniors

Pennridge Community Center health classes: Aerobics classes are held 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Cost: $3 per class for members; $6 for non-members. T’ai chi fitness and health classes, for people of all ages, are held 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays and 10 to 11 a.m. . Evening classes are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: Members: $30 for eight week session (walk-ins $5 per class); non-members: $55 for eight week session ($10 per class walk-in). Zumba classes are held 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. The dance aerobics combines Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow steps. Cost: Members: $30 for eight week session (walk-in $5 per class); non-members: $55 ($10 per class walk-in). Sessions are open to the public. Check in at the receptionist desk. Pennridge Community Center is located at routes 113 and 152 in Silverdale. Information: manager.pcsc@verizon.net, snugglebaby@comcast.net or 215-453-7027.

Encore Experiences in Harleysville: 312 Alumni Ave., Harleysville will offer the following programs. For more information, visit www.encoreexperiences.org or call 215-256-6900.

Diabetic shoe fitting: First Wednesday of each month; by appointment. Diabetics on Medicare may receive one pair of shoes and inserts per year. Your first visit includes an evaluation and foot measurement. When scheduling appointment, please verify insurance coverage. Bring your Medicare and supplemental insurance cards to appointment as well as the name and phone number of your primary care physician.

Help Yourself to Healthy Living: Second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Provided by Abington Health, a support group for anyone managing chronic health conditions. Prior registration is appreciated for preparation purposes.

Health Checks: First Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Provided by Abington Health, blood pressure and weight checks. Jane is here to answer any questions you may have.

Ballroom Dancing: Experienced: Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Beginner: Thursdays 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Learn the Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Jitterbug and Waltz. Cost: $4.

Line Dancing: Thursdays 10:15 a.m. Cost: $2.

Stretch and Tone: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:45 a.m. Cost: $2.

Tai Chi: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:45 a.m. Cost: $3.

Walkaerobics: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9 a.m. Cost: $2.

Zumba Gold: Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. Cost: $2.

Generations of Indian Valley: 259 N. Second St., Souderton. Flexercise Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. $1 per session; Low and Go Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. $1 per session; Sit/Stretch/Flex Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. $1 per session; Step Interval Wednesdays at 9 a.m. $1 per session; Tai Chi Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. $3 per session; Hatha Yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. $3 per session; Balanced Moves Wednesdays at 1 p.m. $1 per session; and Balletone Wednesdays at 4 p.m. $3 per session. Information: 215-723-5841 or visit www.generationsofiv.org.

Creative writing group: Meets at Generations of Indian Valley the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 1 p.m. Information: 215-723-5841.

Memoir group: The Memoirs Group of Generations of Indian Valley meets each Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 259 N. Second St., Souderton. Information: 215-723-5669.

Tai Chi for Seniors: Enhance your balance and strength with some tai chi exercises at Arbour Square with free tai chi classes every Friday at 10 a.m. at Arbour Square, 695 Main St. Harleysville Tai chi is an exercise that was originally developed for self-defense. It has since evolved into a form of exercise, used for stress reduction, balance and strength through gentle, flowing movements. Daryl Bryant, from Ho’s Academy of Tai Chi and Kung Fu, will lead this free, weekly tai chi class to help seniors remain healthy. This event is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP by calling 215-513-4250.
Art Class for Seniors: Enhance your artistic abilities with free art classes every second and fourth Friday of each month at 1 p.m. at Arbour Square, 691 Main St. Seniors, pick up a new hobby or enhance an existing one when you join the residents at Arbour Square for a Watercolor 101 class. This event is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP by calling 215-513-4250.

The PEAK Center: 606 E. Main St., Suite C, Lansdale, will offer the following programs. For more information, visit www.peakcenter.org or call 215-362-7432.

Glucose Testing: Quarterly (call for next date) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. No charge. Offered by Bayada Nurses. Fasting is not required, but if you have breakfast, it is best to limit your sugar intake.

Abington Community Health Screenings: Second Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. No charge. Offered by Abington Health Services. See the nurse to discuss health concerns and have your blood pressure checked.

Fit for the Future I: Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. Fit for the Future II: Tuesdays from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $4. Taught by Kim Zimmerman. Formerly named Healthy Steps in Motion, this program has a new name, but is the same great class! Routines include stretching, walking, flexibility & strength training. Join us to exercise with this friendly group.

Fitness Center: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. PEAK participants can use the fitness center room! If you are interested, you must be evaluated to use it by Kim Zimmerman. A PEAK Center employee will be on hand if you need anything. See Sandi at the Welcome Desk to set up time to be evaluated.

Line Dancing: Beginner: Thursdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; Experienced: Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost: $4 Instructed by John Long. John Long teaches all: from beginner to advanced, even those with multiple left feet! Beginner class participants are welcome to stay for experienced class at no additional charge.

Semi-Personal Trainer: Call or visit the Welcome Desk for appointment. Cost: $10 per individual participant. Kim Zimmerman offers one-hour-long semi-personal training sessions for up to three participants at a time. Sign up today for the individual attention you deserve.

Stretch the Pain Away: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 4 p.m. Stiff joints and achy muscles make getting through the day difficult – especially if that discomfort is compounded with neck and back pain. Keeping your neck and back flexible may help alleviate some of the pain that has been plaguing your life. The best way to limber up your muscles, tendons and ligaments is to stretch, but only if the stretches are performed correctly and consistently. Join this peer led group to stretch that pain away!

Growing Stronger: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Fee: $40 per six-week session. Call for next session date. Weight bearing exercise and low-impact strength training.

Tap Dancing: Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $4. This class is energetic and fast moving. Join John Long and our PEAK Tappers. Beginners are welcome to come the first half hour, stay to observe the “pros” or just jump in.

Total Body Toning: Wednesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Peer-led program designed to increase flexibility and strength while reducing the fear of losing balance. Through the use of bands and leg weights, the exercises are modified to match your individual needs and abilities.

Wii Bowling: First and third Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. Experience the health and social benefits of this fun program. Standing or seated, no heavy ball or strange shoes.

Zumba Chair: Wednesdays from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $4. If you love Latin and Middle Eastern sounds, but the motion seems too risky, Zumba CHAIR is the exercise class for you.

Zumba Gold: Mondays from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Cost: $4. Enjoy this aerobic exercise class conducted to the sounds of the Caribbean with a bit of the Mediterranean thrown in. Take it at your own pace.

Tai Chi: Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Cost: $4. Tai Chi movements reinforce balance, coordination, flexibility, muscle relaxation, body awareness & mental concentration.

Yoga: Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $4. Instructed by Terri Kuenzer. Tough to get up and down? PEAK’s Yoga teacher is so FLEXIBLE, she can teach you to do Yoga from a chair. Seated, standing or lying down, you’ll love it.

Support

Family Education Program on Addiction: First three Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at Red Schoolhouse, The Presbyterian Church of Deep Run, 16 Irish Meetinghouse Road, Perkasie. Do you have a loved one that abuses drugs or alcohol? Learn about addiction and how to combat it. Attend to understand the disease, impact on families and develop next steps. Call 1-800-221-6333 to register.

Group meetings: Support group meetings at Grand View Hospital, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, include: Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Sundays in the GVH Community Education Center behind the main hospital. Postpartum Support, for those experiencing postpartum depression or adjustment difficulties, is done by consultation. Call 215-453-4594. Information: 215-453-4300.

Bariatric Support Group: Meets 5 to 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at GVH Sellersville Outpatient Center, 915 Lawn Avenue. Nutrition, exercise and behavioral specialists can help you stay on track to achieve the lifestyle changes needed for lasting success following bariatric surgery. You’ll have the added support of fellow bariatric patients just like you. Registration required. Information or to register: gvh.org/classes or 215-453-4300.

Afternoon All Losses: Grand View Health support group open to all who have lost someone special, no matter the time frame. Meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Jerusalem Lutheran Church on Ridge Road in West Rockhill. Information: 215-453-4398.

Women’s Brunch: Grand View Health support group open to women who have lost a spouse and are seeking support in a social setting. Meets 11 a.m. the second Friday of the month at O’Grady’s Restaurant on Route 113 in Hilltown. Information: 215-453-4398.

Breakfast Buddies: Grand View Health support group open to all who have had a loss and are seeking support in a social setting. Meets 9 a.m. the fourth Friday of the month at Franconia Heriage, Allentown Road and Route 113, Franconia. Information: 215-453-4398.

Healing Together: Support group open to all who have lost a loved one, no matter the time frame. Meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the GVH Sellersville Outpatient Center, 915 Lawn Avenue. Information: 215-453-4398.

Still Progressing: For widows and widowers looking for continued support after the second and third years of their loss. Meets 2:30 to 4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Grand View Hospital, 700 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville (West Rockhill Twp.). Information: 215-453-4398.

Family group: Bedminster Nar-Anon Family Group, a support group for family and friends with loved ones who struggle with addiction, meets 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Deep Run West Mennonite Church, 1008 Deep Run Road in Bedminster. Information: Bedminster.naranon@yahoo.com.

Grief support group: Penn Foundation has a Grief Support Groupfor parents who have lost a child to substance abuse. The group meets 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings in the library at Penn Foundation, 807 Lawn Ave. in West Rockhill. Use the Dayspring entrance. The group is free and no registration is required. Directions: www.pennfoundation.org/contact-us. Information: mmckenzie@pennfoundation.org or 267-404-5099.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Group meetings are held 8:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Main & Church streets, Sellersville; noon Tuesdays at St. Paul’s UCC, 104 Green St., Sellersville; 8 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Luke’s Red Hill Church, Old Durham Road, Ottsville; 8 p.m. Thursdays at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 113 and Quarry Road, Dublin; 8 p.m. Fridays at United Church of Christ, 101 N. Main St., Trumbauersville; 2 p.m. Saturdays at Penn Foundation, 807 Lawn Ave., West Rockhill; and 7 p.m. Sundays in the Grand View Hospital cafeteria, 700 Lawn Ave., second floor, West Rockhill. Do you have a drinking problem? Call the Alcoholics Anonymous answering service at 215-721-3656 or write EPGSA, District 47, P.O. Box 133, Sellersville, PA 18960.

LifeRing Secular Recovery: Helps people struggle with alcohol and/or mood-altering drugs. The program uses peer support and feedback in a secular setting without the use of 12 steps. Meetings are at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Telford community building, 125 S. Hamilton St., Telford. Information: 215-264-1747 or www.liferingpa.com.

Overeaters Anonymous: Support groups meet at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Penn Foundation, 807 Lawn Ave., West Rockhill. Information on the Monday group: 610-287-6297. Information on the Thursday group: 215-721-6217. An Overeaters Anonymous support group meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 313 at Quarry Road, Dublin. Information: 215-538-7746 or 215-345-5885.

Caregiver support group: Family caregiver support group meetings sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter meet: From 7 to 9 p.m. the second Monday of the month and from 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Rockhill Mennonite Community, 3250 State Rd., West Rockhill. From 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Doylestown Hospital, 595 State St. From 4 to 5 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, 108 S. Main St., Richlandtown. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Pine Run Lakeview, 2425 Lower State Rd., Doylestown. Information: 800-272-3900.

Dementia support group: Hidden Meadows on the Ridge hosts a support group for caregivers and family members dealing with dementia and other debilitating conditions 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Hidden Meadows is at 340 Farmers Lane, Sellersville. Information: 215-257-6701.

Alzheimer’s and dementia support group: Clare Bridge of Dublin, 160 Elephant Road, Dublin, hosts an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group 7 to 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Barbara Marte of Children of AgingParents (CAPS) is the facilitator. Information or directions: 215-249-1700.

Ecumentical service: A Faith and Light ecumenical service for people with developmental disabilities, their families and friends, is held the second Friday of the month at Perkasie Mennonite Church. Barbara Shisler is leader of the group, known as Circle of Hope. Information: 215-723-9326.

Parkinson’s Support Group: Join Arbour Square for a Parkinson’s Support Group and get the help you need in order to properly care for yourself or a family member. Arbour Square Independent Living of Harleysville invites the public to attend this free Parkinson’s Support Group the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. The Parkinson’s Support Group is free and open to those with Parkinson’s disease or their caregivers. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. RSVP by calling 215-513-4250.

Caregiver Support Group: The Birches at Arbour Square Personal Care & Memory Care will hold a free monthly caregiver support group meeting on the second Monday of each month at 2 p.m. The Birches at Arbour Square offers a support group to family members and caregivers on a monthly basis to provide participants an opportunity to discuss issues related to a family member experiencing natural cognitive and/or physical decline due to aging. Licensed clinical social worker Gary Kozick will facilitate the support group and has extensive experience in working with support groups. His years of clinical practice and administrative experience include working in home care, assisted living, personal care and skilled nursing facilities. He is the sole proprietor of Gary Kozick Elder Care Solutions LLC. The Caregiver Support Group is open to anyone in the community, including families who have residents living on our campus. This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 215-541-3700.

MS Support Group: S’myelin Faces Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8: p.m. at Good Shepherd Outpatient Center, 4036 Bethlehem Pike, Telford, in the Staples shopping center. More info: Soudertongroup.ms@gmail.com.

Support Group: North Penn VNA will offer a Support Group for Chronic Illness the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at Encore Experiences at Harleysville, 312 Alumni Ave. This group is for anyone managing a chronic health condition. There is no charge to attend. Information: 215-256-6900.

Recovery Program: Road to Freedom, a Biblically based 12-step recovery program dealing with life-controlling issues, meets each Monday night from 6:30-9 p.m. at Branch Creek Community Church, Sumneytown Pike, Harleysville. Childcare up to 12 years old is available. Information: 215-256-0100.

Divorce Support Group: DivorceCare, a support group dealing with divorce and separation, meets each Monday night from 6:30-9 p.m. at Branch Creek Community Church, Sumneytown Pike, Harleysville. Childcare up to 12 years old is available. Information: 215-256-0100.

Addiction Support Group: No Steps peer support group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Telford community building, 125 S. Hamilton Street. The group is for those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Information: 215-264-1747.

Caregivers Support Group: The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association offers a Caregivers Support Group the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Generations of Indian Valley, 259 N. Second St., Souderton. Information: 215-855-8296.

Grief Support Group: Grief Share, a support group for those mourning the death of a loved one, will be offered Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. at Zion Mennonite Church, 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton. Information: 215-723-9111.

Health Support Group: A Help Yourself to Health Support Group will be held the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at Encore Experiences at Harleysville Senior Center, 312 Alumni Ave. There is no charge to attend. Information: 215-256-6900.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Study open meetings are 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at Souderton Mennonite Church, 105 W. Chestnut St., Souderton. The entrance is on Wile Avenue.

Weight loss group: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) has started a new chapter at Sanctuary United Methodist Church, 1346 E. Prospect Ave., North Wales. We meet on Monday evenings with private weigh in’s starting at 6:30 followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. We are a growing chapter and welcome new members. You are welcome to come and sit in on a meeting for free to see if we could be the support group that you are looking for. If you decide to join, annual fees are only $28 and include the TOPS magazine mailed to your home bimonthly. Monthly dues are $4 and most often you are able to earn that back thru our weekly weight loss based contests.

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families Support Group: Meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Messiah, Route 202, Gwynedd. For more information, call Erin at 610-631-1014.Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors monthly family caregiver support group meetings at two locations. Pre-registration is not required. Information: 1-800-272-3900.

Dock Woods Community: Meets at 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, third Thursday of the month, 3 to 5 p.m.

North Penn Visiting Nurse Association: Meets at 51 Medical Campus Drive, Board Room, Lansdale, first Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m.

Caregiver support group: A new family caregiver support group will be offered the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at Clare Bridge of Montgomery, 1089 Horsham Road. Bereavement Counseling: Professional counseling for individuals, couples, children and families dealing with loss and bereavement. Contact Emily, Vincent, Clinical Director at 610-222-4110, ext. 103.

Griefshare: Bethany Bible Fellowship Church, 75 W. Broad St., Hatfield, will present Griefshare, a free special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.

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.

Infertility counseling: Home Town Counseling is now offering group therapy for couples and individuals affected by infertility. The group will meet two Wednesdays a month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Hatfield. For more information or directions, call 215-631-7166.

Support group: The Independent Adults with Neuro-Muscular Diseases (IAND) support group assists those with Parkinson’s disease, MS and all neuro-muscular disorders. It is a joint effort between North Penn VNA and Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Broomal office. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at North Penn Visiting Nurse Association at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact North Penn VNA at 215-855-7343.

NAMI support groups: NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) holds monthly support groups for family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness (i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD etc.) on the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main St. and Richardson Ave., Lansdale. For more information call 215-886-0350.

Nar-Anon: Meets at 7:30 every Tuesday for support for families and friends of addicts at First Baptist Church, 700 N. Broad St., Lansdale.

New Beginnings: a non-denominational social group open to all widowed persons, holds meetings in the Parish Center of St. Stanislaus Church, 493 E. Main St., Lansdale. For more information, call Phyllis at 215-361-2951 or Marlene at 610-272-7324.

Support group: North Penn Visiting Nurse Association will host the Friends in Grief Support Group Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. Registration is required. Call 215-855-8297 ext. 133. The program is free and offered by Hospice of North Penn VNA.

Chronic pain encouragement group: Peace Valley Church of Chalfont sponsors a Chronic Pain Encouragement Group, which meets monthly at Manna on Main Street in Lansdale. Information/Registration: 215-230-7300.

Parents of children on autism spectrum 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.

Self-help group: PUPS (People Understanding Parkinson’s) A self-help group for those adjusting to a new diagnosis or dealing with the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Meets fourth Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Abington Health Center, Schilling Campus, Willowwood Building, 2510 Maryland Road, Suite 251, Willow Grove. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lorna at 215-542-2931.

Mental health support group: St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main Street and Richardson Avenue, Lansdale, will host a mental health support group for family members and/or caregivers of mental ill persons the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the Montgomery County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 215-886-0350 or email montconami@aol.com.

Support group: The North Penn Chapter of “To Live Again,” a non-denominational support group for widowed persons, holds meetings. For more information, call Lois at 215-412-5547.

Support groups: The Wellness Place, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, hosts support groups. Information: 215-393-9105. A stress management program will be held Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginners T’ai chi will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Intermediate T’ai chi will be held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays. A bereavement group, open to anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, will be held Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A newcomers’ orientation for people affected by cancer will be held Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A support group for people with cancer will be held Thursday from 10:15 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Yoga will be held Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. Pot luck lunch will be held Fridays from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers

Pennridge FISH: Pennridge FISH is in need of regular volunteers for Friday Philabundance deliveries. The hours are generally noon to 3 p.m. Tasks include unloading boxes from pallets, sorting food, stocking refrigerators, breaking down cardboard boxes and post-delivery clean up. Regular pantry volunteers are also needed. Information or to volunteer: pantry@pennridgefish.org or 215-257-7616.

Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed to help make signs for Pennridge Community Center events such as the flea market, product demonstrations and Jewelry Only Artisans Craft Fair. A minimum of five double sided signs are needed for the events; nothing fancy, just informative. Stencils are used to pencil in letters that are then painted. Information: manager@pcsc@verizon.net, snugglebaby@comcast.net or 215-453-7027.

Seeing Eye Puppy Clubs: Bucks County 4-H was the first county in Pennsylvania to raise Seeing Eye puppies. The three county Seeing Eye Puppy Clubs, located in Perkasie, Southampton and Yardley, raise the largest number of puppies in Pennsylvania. The Seeing Eye has a continuous need for volunteers to raise future Seeing Eye dogs for about the first 16 months of their lives. Veterinary bills are paid and there is a monthly allowance to defray other puppy-raising costs. For more information about 4-H programs in Bucks County or about raising Seeing Eye puppies, call Nancy Stephenson at 215-345-3283.

Souderton-Telford Main Streets: The Souderton-Telford Main Streets organization is run by a single staff member and needs volunteers to donate time, and share your vision for a more connected community that is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to shop, dine, work and play. To volunteer, email joanne@stmainst.org.

Meals on Wheels: Generations of Indian Valley is looking for meals-on-wheels drivers for the North Penn/Lansdale and Souderton areas to deliver meals to homebound seniors in our community. Please contact Pat or Kim at 215-723-8555 for more information about this wonderful volunteer opportunity!

Hands Across the District: Volunteers are needed for Hands across the District, an organized districtwide volunteer program helping children and enhancing the education programs in the Souderton Area School District. Participants can help in a variety of ways, from tutoring to library help and serving as a classroom speaker. Information: 215-723-6061.

Friendship Volunteer Program: The Indian Creek Foundation’s Friendship Volunteer Program is looking for friendship volunteers to spend time with individuals with developmental disabilities. Interested people will be matched with clients according to shared interests and hobbies. Information: 267-203-1500.

Meals on Wheels: Pennridge Community Center is in need of volunteer drivers for delivery of lunch time meals to people who are unable to get out and about. You’ll get to meet and help many people. Information: www.PennridgeCenter.org, assistantmanager.pcsc@verizon.net, manager.pcsc@verizon.net or 215-453-7027.

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