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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.
“Adventures of a Comic Book Artist”: Indian Crest Middle School will present “Adventures of a Comic Book Artist,” a superhero musical comedy, Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 21 to 23, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium at Indian Crest Middle School, 139 Harleysville Pike, Souderton. Family friendly superhero-themed games will be held in the cafeteria and gym before each performance from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Seating will start at 6:30 p.m. Audience members are invited to come to the show dressed as their favorite superhero. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online using a credit card. There will be cash sales for tickets at the door before each performance.
Concert: The Church of the Holy Spirit, 2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, will present a concert of favorite Broadway tunes Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The selections will be presented by members and friends of Holy Spirit. Refreshments will be served, and a silent auction will be held. For more information, call 215-234-8020 or visit churchoftheholyspirit.us.
Gluten-free Cooking Demo And Tasting: The Birches at Harleysville will offer a gluten-free cooking demo and tasting Monday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Discover tips on eating gluten-free and how to detect hidden ingredients. After the cooking demonstration, attendees can enjoy a sampling of gluten-free pizza. This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. RSVP by calling 215-541-3700.
Souderton-Telford Business and Professional Women Meeting: The Souderton-Telford Business and Professional Women will hold its monthly dinner meeting Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at Broad Street Grind, 117 E. Broad St., Souderton. This month’s topic of discussion will be mental health. The guest speaker will be Abby Grasso, executive director at the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Dinner is $25. RSVP by emailing Diana Trotter at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit soudertontelfordbpw.org.
Mid-Winter Square Dance: The Perky Promenaders Square Dance Club will hold a free Mid-Winter Square Dance Monday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, (Route 363), 1020 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale. Singles welcome, or bring a partner, family or friends. Casual dress; no experience needed. For more information, call 610-584-3744, email email@example.com or visit perkyprom.org.
Terrarium-making Program: Upper Bucks County Technical School’s landscape construction and plant technology program will offer a program on how to create a terrarium Wednesday, Feb. 27, (snow date: Feb. 28) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie. The event is aimed for eighth-grade students accompanied by an adult family member.
“Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars”: DCP Theatre will presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars” March 1 to 10. Performances will be Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person. They are available at the door, at dcptheatre.com or by calling 215-234-0966.
Discover Your Future: The AAUW Lansdale Branch in conjunction with Montgomery County Community College will present Discover Your Future, a day of interactive workshops conducted by outstanding women leaders and role models in biology, chemistry, technology, engineering, physics and math, March 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Designed for girls in grades five to eight, the program will create a fun environment to inspire girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. The workshops will be offered for a nominal charge. Parents are invited to attend a free optional session that includes keynote speaker Dr. Nina Maouelaninin, CEO and president of Lung Health Solutions; presentations on “How to Help Your Daughter Pursue a STEM Career” and “PA 529 Plans to Pay for College”; and a tour of MCCC’s campus. To register, visit DYF2019.EventBrite.com. For more information, visit AAUW at https://AAUWLansdale.org/dyf.
Mardi Gras Night: The Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual Mardi Gras Night Saturday, March 2, in the school gym at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Hilltown. The price of $30 per person includes an open buffet by Mesquito Grill of Doylestown, draft beer and some craft labels, soda, water and dessert. Attendees can also BYOB. There will be a Night at the Races where attendees can buy and name a horse beforehand for $10 with the possibility if winning $50 if it wins. The event also will feature a silent auction, raffles and blackjack and other games of chance. Live music will be provided by Mike Chet Beck. Attendees must be 21. Proceeds from this event will be used for charitable work in the community. For tickets and further information, call Ken Keenan at 215-997-6437.
Perkasie History through Postcards: The Perkasie Historical Society will hold its next dinner meeting Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephens United Church of Christ, 110 N. Sixth St., Perkasie. The history of Perkasie through the postcard collection of Aaron Heckler will be the topic for the meeting. Dinners are $12. Guests are welcome, but reservations are necessary by calling 215-257-9624 by Friday, March 1. For more information, visit perkasiehistory.com.
Travel to the Panama Canal and Costa Rica: The Birches at Harleysville, 691 Main St., Harleysville, invites the public for a special presentation on the Panama Canal and Costa Rica Thursday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker Christine Cieplinski will present a slideshow presentation with a detailed travelogue of the Panama Canal and Costa Rica. Attendees can enjoy food samples inspired by cuisines from these famous hot spots in Central America, courtesy of The Birches. This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. RSVP by March 2. For more information or to RSVP, call 215-541-3700.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Before Flushing.: The West Rockhill Historical Society will present the program Before Flushing Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. Speaker Lee Larason will present a humorous view of the world of early indoor plumbing.
Legislative Breakfast: The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a legislative breakfast Friday, March 15, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Franconia Heritage Banquet & Conference Center, 508 Harleysville Pike, Telford. State Sens. Bob Mensch, R-24, and Maria Collett, D-12, and state Reps. Steven Malagari, D-53, and Marcy Toepel, R-147, will provide updates on what is happening in their committees, as well as provide information on issues of timely importance to business. Fee: $25 chamber members, $40 non-members. Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 12. Reservations may be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 215-723-9472 or online indianvalleychamber.com.
Business Builder — Networking for a Purpose: The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Builder — Networking for a Purpose Tuesday, March 19, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton. Are you just starting out in your networking career? Or maybe you have been networking for a while and just can’t seem to get any traction. Scott Little, VP commercial lending, Harleysville Bank, will discuss ways you can jump start this potentially frustrating task and turn it into the lead-producing activity. Fee: $20 per chamber member; $30 per non-member. Breakfast is included. Registration deadline: Friday, March 15. Reservations may be made by emailing email@example.com or calling 215-723-9472.
History of Blooming Glen — Historic Farming Village: The Historical Society of Hilltown Township will present the program History of Blooming Glen — Historic Farming Village Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Hilltown Township Building, 13 W. Creamery Road, Silverdale. Robert Moyer, fifth-generation owner of Blooming Glen Pork, will share his experiences as a lifelong resident of Blooming Glen, growing up during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Learn how Blooming Glen had a general store, butcher, schools, churches, factories and doctor,so that residents “didn’t have to leave town.” Historical photographs and artifacts of Blooming Glen will be used to enhance the presentation. This program is free; donations appreciated. For more information, call 267-614-9174.
Introduction to Harmonica Workshop: The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, will offer an introduction to harmonica workshop Tuesday evenings, April 2 to 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This four-session harmonica workshop with folk musician Sharon Hunsberger will be an informal time to learn and enjoy playing in a small group setting. No previous experience is needed. The group will go through the musical scale, learn notes and progress to playing simple tunes. The cost for the four session workshop is $55. This fee includes a basic diatonic harmonica with brass reeds. Pre-registration is required because participation is limited. For more information, visit mhep.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-256-3020.
Quilt Show and Sale: Homemaker’s Country Quilters will hold its quilt show and sale, Blooms of Spring, April 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville. The show will feature more than 150 quilts sewn by Homemaker’s Country Quilters members. The Recycle Room will sell fabric, sewing notions, books and magazines at reduced rates. Vendors also will have sewing patterns, fabric and many sewn items for sale. Cash or check only. The show will feature a display of Quilts of Honor Challenge Quilts. Members sewed these quilts to honor military, fire or police officers. In the Education Room, try your hand at hand quilting where instructions will be given around the quilt frame. Sandwiches and treats can bepurchased at the Quilter’s Café. Admission price is $7 with the proceeds to support the 4-H Center. For more information, visit homemakerscountryquilters.org.
Indoor Flea Market & Craft Show: The Tylersport Fire Company Auxiliary will present an indoor flea market and craft show Saturday, April 6 , from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For vendors, the cost for an 8-foot table is $15. Check payable to Tylersport Fire Company Auxiliary can be mailed to Niki Van, 185 Ridge Road, Telford, PA 18969. For more information, call 215-257-5900 ext. 171.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Out of Slavery: The West Rockhill Historical Society will present the program Out of Slavery Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. Speaker Doreen Stratton will present a review of the journey of Africans from their capture in the Motherland, slavery in America, the anti-slavery movement and fugitive slaves’ flight to freedom. Highlights will include some of Underground Railroad’s history in counties of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia.
History of Sterner’s Mill: The Historical Society of Hilltown Township will present the program History of Sterner’s Mill Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Hilltown Township Building, 13 W. Creamery Road, Silverdale. J. Thomas Brown, who lived as a boy at Sterner’s Mill, will talk about the research and history behind the writing of his historical fiction, “The Land of Three Houses,” set in the 1790s in the Tohickon Valley at Sterner’s Mill. The mill was taken by eminent domain and demolished to create Nockamixon State Park. The mill now lies below the surface, along with the remains of covered bridges, stone farmhouses, settler’s graves and the Indian Cave. This program is free; donations appreciated. For more information, call 267-614-9174.
RSVP Volunteer Information Session: RSVP will present information about volunteering in the local community Thursday, April 25, at 9 a.m. at Hennings Market, 290 Main St., Harleysville. For more information or to reserve a space, email email@example.com or call 610-834-1040 ext. 123.
Woman of Influence Award Dinner: On 2019 Pearl S. Buck International will host the annual Woman of Influence Award dinner Thursday, April 25, at the Estate Pavilion on the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road, Hilltown. A VIP reception will take place from 5 to 6 .m. The dinner and award presentation, which will include remarks from award recipient Nydia Han, 6abc investigative reporter and Sunday Action News co-anchor, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Catering will be provided by Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods & Catering.There will be a live auction at the event for a personal tour of 6abc’s studio with Nydia Han, as well as a gift certificate to a Philadelphia restaurant. Event registration and raffle chances for a week’s stay at a private residence in Cape May, N.J., are now available at engage.pearlsbuck.org/womanofinfluence. Seating for the Woman of Influence award dinner is limited. The VIP reception requires a separate ticket. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Pearl S. Buck International.
Norristown Garden Club Scholarship: 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 norristowngardenclub.org/ngc/index.php/scholarship-application. The deadline for applications is April 30.Researching Strassburger Farmstead for Inclusion on the NRHP: The Historical Society of Hilltown Township will present the program Researching Strassburger Farmstead for Inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places Sunday, May 5, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Strassburger Farmstead, 407 Keystone Drive, Sellersville. David Kimmerly, of Mid-Atlantic Preservation, will give a presentation on his work researching the circa 1800s Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. He will use a photographic presentation to explain the NRHP application process and the historic significance. Learn how the Homestead is a prime example of how early country living, commerce and transportation interacted. Attendees can take a self tour of the homestead, summer kitchen, Pennsylvania German ramp barn and museum. This program is free; donations appreciated. For more information, call 267-614-9174.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Biking History: The West Rockhill Historical Society will present the program Biking History Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. Speaker Brian Boger, a local bicycling historian, will discuss biking in its heyday in the late 1800s, bike racing and how bike manufacturing was centric to the Doylestown area.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Local History of Bee Keeping: The West Rockhill Historical Society will present the program Local History of Bee Keeping Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. Speaker Harry Anselmo, a Goshenhoppen historian, will speak about bee keeping from the mid-19th century to about 1920, with anemphasis on Pennsylvania German influences.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Members Summer Picnic: The West Rockhill Historical Society will hold its Members Summer Picnic Monday, July 8.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Pennsylvania Historic Recovery Services: The West Rockhill Historical Society will present a program on Pennsylvania Historic Recovery Services Monday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. Bill Beers will be the speaker. Using metal detectors, group does archaeological digs. It will exhibit findings from a site in Nashville.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Gen. Henry Slocum: The West Rockhill Historical Society will present a program on Gen. Henry Slocum Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. Speaker Dave Bonham will discuss Slocum, an unsung hero of the Battle of Gettysburg.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Engraved: The West Rockhill Historical Society will present the program Engraved: Meaning Behind 19th Century Tombstones Carvings Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. Speaker Tammy Schane will present pictures of tombstones from Almont Church.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Men and Regiments: The West Rockhill Historical Society will present the program Men and Regiments Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at the West Rockhill Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville. Speaker Herb Kaufman will talk about local men from Bucks County who fought in the Civil War.
West Rockhill Historical Society Program — Members Christmas Party: The West Rockhill Historical Society will hold its Members Christmas Party Monday, Dec. 9.
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, Wednesdays and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 9:30 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 library 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, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 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. This storytime is 30 minutes. All ages welcome.
Unplugged Coding — Art-based Coding: Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. Have you ever wondered how a robot knows what to do? Or how websites communicate with you? Learn the answers to these questions and a whole lot more ... all without ever touching a computer. This program will teach attendees all the fundamentals of coding through games, crafts and all sorts of activities, such as building an art robot or making a Minecraft monster. At this program, learn how to start thinking computationally by building your own robot. Limited to children in grades one to five. Register online at calendar.buckslib.org.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Family Education Program on Addiction: First three Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at 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.email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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.email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: email@example.com 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@firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-453-7027.