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Special Events

The History of Fairy Tales: Norristown Farm Park will present Princes, Frogs and Evil Stepmothers: The History of Fairy Tales Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. What were the meanings of these stories? Who and what were they meant to teach? Hear a park ranger/historian tell the “not so child friendly” endings to beloved childhood stories. This free 60-minute program is rated “PG-13’”and is not appropriate for children under 13. Meet in the Salt Wing. Preregistration is required by calling Norristown Farm Park at 610-270-0215 or emailing tedgar@montcopa.org. Norristown Farm Park is located at Barley Sheaf Drive and Germantown Pike, East Norriton.

Community Dinner: Students in Upper Dublin High School’s Environmental Science PBL course will host an open house and community dinner Jan. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Or, 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen. Funds raised will support the student’s project to design a building that will qualify for the Living Building Challenge. This building design will replace the Cheston Center at Robbins Park Environmental Education Center, a community learning center in Ambler. Attendees can grab a bite to eat and learn about the project and class.

Made in Montgomery County: The Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb St., Norristown, will present the exhibit Made in Montgomery County through Feb. 1. This exhibit offers a sample of some of the many items produced in Montgomery County from its establishment in 1784 to the present day and tells the story of the makers and craftspeople who produced these goods. Admission to the exhibit is free.

Ambler Rotary Club Grants: The Ambler Rotary Club invited community organizations to apply for grant funding starting Feb. 1. The Ambler Rotary Club is making changes with regard to disbursing funds from its charitable trust to the local community. It has established a community grant committee. Members will then take on the task of reviewing requests, making recommendations and passing them on to the board of directors for their acceptance. Applications will be available at amblerrotary.org beginning Feb. 1. The basic criteria for grants distribution are the goals of helping 501(c)(3) organizations in the greater Ambler area in some demonstrable way. The greater Ambler area includes Ambler Borough and Lower Gwynedd, Upper Dublin and Whitpain townships. Funds will go toward funding specific projects. Grants should result in the improvement of quality of life in the community and touch as many people as possible. For more information, visit amblerrotary.org.

Winter Wildlife Hike: Find out about the special adaptations of winter-active animals and go on a hike with a park ranger to look for signs of winter animal activity Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at Norristown Farm Park, Barley Sheaf Drive and Germantown Pike, East Norriton. Meet at the park office. This free program is appropriate for all ages. Preregistration is required by calling 610-270-0215 or emailing rking2@montcopa.org.

Springfield Township Parks and Recreation Department Programs: The Springfield Township Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the following programs: Magarity Tennis Clinic (February): For boys and girls ages 4 to 13; registration ends Feb. 3. Matt Paul Rookie Basketball (February to March): For boys and girls ages 5 to 9; registration ends Feb. 3. Inter-County Girls Softball League (ICGSL): For girls ages 10 to 15; registration ends Feb. 24. Kidz Klubhouse Summer Camp: For boys and girls in kindergarten to fifth grade; registration ends June 3.

Community Open House: Students in Upper Dublin High School’s Environmental Science PBL course will host an open house Feb. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Upper Dublin High School library, 800 Locl Alsh Ave., Fort Washington. Funds raised will support the student’s project to design a building that will qualify for the Living Building Challenge. This building design will replace the Cheston Center at Robbins Park Environmental Education Center, a community learning center in Ambler. Attendees can learn about the project and class.

Kindergarten Registration: Children turning 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2019 are eligible to enter kindergarten in the Wissahickon School District. An overview of the 2019-20 kindergarten program will be held Feb. 12 at each of the district’s elementary schools at 9:30 a.m. Registration packets can be picked up at each elementary school beginning Feb. 12. After picking up a packet, families can sign up online to schedule a kindergarten registration appointment. Instructions on how to sign up online will be included in the registration packet. All registration appointments will be held at the District Administration Building at 601 Knight Road, Ambler. Parents who do not have access to a computer can call the district registrar at the number below. Kindergarten registration appointments will be held from Feb. 20 to March 20. For more information, contact District Registrar Jennifer Yackanicz at jyackanicz@wsdweb.org or 215-619-8000 ext. 1408.

Morris Arboretum Lecture Series: Morris Arboretum’s Lecture Series will continue with Dr. Chantel White, of the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials at the University of Pennsylvania, presenting her talk, The Past Preserved: An Exploration of Plants and Archaeology, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Chestnut Hill. White will discuss how botanical remains have been preserved at archaeological sites and how plants are helping us understand daily life in a coastal Roman village more than 1,500 years ago. She will also discuss the plant remains recently studied from Bartram’s 18th century home that provide intriguing evidence for early garden activities in historical Philadelphia. The talk will be followed by a reception with refreshments. The cost for this lecture is $15 for arboretum members and $20 for non-members, which includes admission to the garden for the talk. Advanced registration and payment are required by calling 215-247-5777 ext. 125 or visiting bit.ly/morrislectures.

Presentation For Dental Professionals: Montgomery County Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program will host a presentation for dental professionals Feb. 16. Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P., a pharmacist, author and lecturer of dental pharmacology and local anesthesia, will present “Making Local Anesthesia Stick: A Review of the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Local Anesthetic Agents and Vasoconstrictors.” Viola is a faculty member of seven dental hygiene programs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where he is a consultant to the State Board of Dentistry. This program is appropriate for dental hygienists and other dental professionals who are required to renew their licenses in March. The program will provide an overview of the pharmacology and therapeutics of local anesthetic agents. A special emphasis will be given to those agents commonly administered in dental practice and patient management techniques necessary with specific disease states. Attendees will earn three continuing education credits. The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by the educational program from 9 a.m. to noon. The presentation will be held in Science Center Room 213 at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The course fee is $50, and 46 percent of the fee is tax-deductible. Proceeds will support MCCC’s dental hygiene scholarships. Register at mc3.edu.

Researching Your Home: The Historical Society of Montgomery County will present two classes on researching the history of your house Feb. 19 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb St., Norristown. This workshop series will offer an introduction into some of the things that will help anyone discover a little more about their home. Reading Your House on Feb. 19 will introduce attendees to the fundamental tools they’ll need to start seeing their houses in a new light. It will cover introductory topics on historic architecture, including formal and vernacular architecture, regional differences in house types (pre-1850), basic styles and construction techniques from 1700 to 1920, how to measure and draw a house and how to look around at the landscape of houses in Montgomery County. Part 2 of the course, Researching Your Home on Feb. 26, will examine various documents related to house construction and occupancy that will give researchers more information about how houses and architecture function. Cost to attend a class is $25 per class for members of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and $30 for non-members. Cost to attend both sessions is $40 for members of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and $50 for non-members.

Wissahickon High School Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations: The Wissahickon School District is accepting nominations for the 2019 Wissahickon High School Alumni Hall of Fame through March 1. Inductees will be recognized at an induction ceremony in October and on the WHS Wall of Honor featuring an interactive digital display containing information about Hall of Fame inductees, career spotlights and staff alumni interviews. Guidelines for alumni nominations are as follows: 1. The nominee is a graduate of Wissahickon High School for at least five years at the time of nomination. All graduates of Ambler High School are eligible for selection. 2. The nominee demonstrates exemplary achievement in the areas of post-graduate career accomplishments; leadership within career organizations/industries; community service and voluntary leadership in their community; prior recognition and honors; and/or innovative accomplishments. 3. The nomination provides evidence of how this nominee will serve as a positive role model worthy of student emulation. For more information, visit wsdweb.org/our-community/alumni/hall-of-fame.

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, 3075 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, will host an open house March 3 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Parents of high school students in Eastern Montgomery County can see how Eastern can give students a competitive edge in college or in a specialized career program. At the open house, parents and students will learn how Eastern students can earn college credits while still in high school through dual enrollment and articulation agreements and enjoy learning in a hands-on setting. The open house also will offer an opportunity to hear from Eastern instructors on the business environment that complements students’ high school academics. Many special activities in Eastern’s career programs are scheduled, and visitors will have the opportunity to sample culinary delights prepared by Eastern’s culinary arts students.

Art in the Storefront: Liz Claus, of Gwynedd Valley, a fine arts photographer and editor, will exhibit some of her “Pool” series pieces at Art in the Storefront, 41 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, through March 14. The “Pool” series is a photographic study exploring the light, texture and color of a covered swimming pool over the course of the winter season. Intricate and interesting shapes, designs and colors emerge according to temperature, moisture and time of day. Claus captures intimate windows into this otherwise hidden world and invites the viewer to become immersed in personal interpretation. Digital alterations in color and content help enhance the effect. The storefront can be visited anytime as it is lit all evening, compliments of Denney Electric Supply. For additional information, contact Mark Elliott at No Bare Walls Framing Studio at 215-654-9106.

“Tootsie”: The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Or will offer a trip to see the musical “Tootsie” at the Marquis Theater on Broadway May 15. Participants will board a bus at the entrance to the synagogue, 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, at 8:30 a.m. They can then enjoy leisure time in the Big Apple and lunch on their own before the 2 p.m. show. After the performance, the bus will leaves the theater district at 5:30 p.m. and returns to Beth Or at approximately 8 p.m. Community members are invited to participate. The cost is $175/person for Beth Or members and $200/person per non-members and includes transportation and a theater ticket in the front mezzanine. Payment by check only, payable to Beth Or Sisterhood, can be sent to Beth Or attn. Ellen Mirbach, 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002. RSVP to Ellen Mirbach at semirbach@gmail.com by Feb. 28.

Community Swim: The Wissahickon School District will offer free community swim times in the Wissahickon High School natatorium Wednesday nights from 8 to 9 p.m. through May 22 (pool closed April 17 for spring break). The lap swims are open to adults 21 and older who are residents of the school district. No noodles or recreational flotation devices are allowed. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Kristina D’Amore at 215-619-8000 ext. 8090 or kdamore@wsdweb.org.

Lower Providence Community Library

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

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

Learn about Human Trafficking: The library will host a program on human trafficking, presented by Carly Bruski, executive director of the Montgomery County Against Human Trafficking Coalition (MCAT), Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Bruski will discuss what human trafficking is, including signs and statistics. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested by emailing bloewengart@mclinc.org, calling 610-666-6640 ext. 25 or stopping by the library circulation desk.

North Penn S Gaugers Model Train Exhibit: The library will welcome the North Penn S Gaugers Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They will set up and operate a portable S gauge model train layout for the enjoyment and education of the library community. Members of the North Penn S Gaugers will be available to answer questions and discuss the history of the S scale trains. This program is free and open to the public.

The Sleeping Mat Project: The library will host a hands-on program, The Sleeping Mat Project — Helping the Homeless in Our Community, presented by Bev Weinberg, director of Integrate for Good, Feb. 6 and 20 and March 13 and 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Attendees will learn how to make plarn (plastic yarn) and weave it into colorful mats to make a difference for homeless people in the area. This project is sponsored by Integrate for Good, a project designed to expand opportunities for individuals of all abilities to share their time and talent through volunteerism in Montgomery County. This program is free and open to all. Those interested may attend any or all of the dates. Registration requested by emailing bloewengart@mclinc.org, calling 610-666-6640 ext. 25 or visiting the library circulation desk.

Cabin Fever Used Book Sale: The library will hold the Cabin Fever Used Book Sale Feb. 9 to 24 during regular library hours. Fill a bag with used books, DVDs and CDs of your choice for $5. Bags are provided. All proceeds will benefit the Lower Providence Community Library.

Norristown Public Library

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

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

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

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

KidsMake: Tuesdays through March 5 at 3:45 p.m. Join some fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) activities. Crafts, building projects, experiments and more. A different activity every week. Registration required. Drop in or call 610-278-5100 ext. 3 to sign up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-K Adventures: Tuesdays through May 14 at 10:30 a.m. Activities are aimed at developing skills for kindergarten, with stories, crafts, fun movement songs and hands-on activities. For children ages 3½ to 5 and their caregivers. Drop in.

Baby Lap Rap: Wednesdays through May 15 at 10:30 a.m. Simple stories, new and traditional songs, rhymes, shaker eggs and rhythm sticks for your baby and you. For ages 0 to 24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.

Toddler Tales: Thursdays through May 16 at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities for young preschoolers. For ages 2 to 3 with a caregiver. Drop in.

Stay and Play: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 16 at 11 a.m. Open play time in the Children’s Learning Center following storytime. Children can play with fun educational toys. For ages 0 to 5 with a caregiver. Drop in.

Twilight Tales: Thursdays through May 16 at 7 p.m. Family storytime. Activities will be a mixture of fun and learning with stories, songs and an occasional craft and parachute play. For ages 0 to 7 with a caregiver. Drop in.

Homework Helpers: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. College students are available to help elementary-age children with their homework. For kids in grades one to five. Drop in.

Take Your Child to the Library Day: Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Stop by for a special storytime and hear some fun stories, sing some songs and make a craft to take home. For ages 3 to 8 with a caregiver.

LEGO Plus: Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Imagine, create and build using a variety of building sets, including LEGO, K’Nex, Straws and Connectors and more. For children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Make and Take Valentines: All day Feb. 13. Drop in a make some Valentines. For ages 5 to 12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Movie Day: Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Watch “Christopher Robin” (PG). For ages 4 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free Library of Springfield Township

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

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

Summer Reading: Kids and teens can earn prizes for reading during the summer. Stop by the library anytime for more information and to sign up.

Upper Dublin Public Library

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

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

APPRISE Medicare Counseling: Mondays at 10 or 11 a.m. by appointment. State-trained APPRISE Counselors will be available to help you through the Medicare process. Counselors provided by RSVP-MC.

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

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

Fabri-holics: Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The library has sewing machines, rotary cutters and more. Bring a project, and sew with us! For ages 15 and older.

Book Clubs: Check udpl.org for exact dates. Book Bunch: First Monday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. History Book: First Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Bookworms: First Thursday of the month from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Playtime @ UDPL: Jan. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come play with us in Kids Place. For ages 0 to 5.

Kids Advisory Board/Official Snack Testers: Jan. 28 and Feb. 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Come and offer your advice to Miss Jenn about what kids like. The group will discuss the library, plan and complete projects and taste test snacks. For grades three to five. Online registration required.

Intro to 3D Printing: Jan. 31 from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn about 3D printing and create a personalized object (to be picked up at a later date). Register online. For grades six to 12.

Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through April 23, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5.

Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays, Feb. 6 through April 24, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Friday, Feb. 8 through April 26, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years.

Creative Crafts — Make Your Own Mints: Feb. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to make yummy mints. Register online. For ages 15 and older.

Baby Storytime: Fridays, Feb. 8 through April 26, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. For ages birth to 18 months.

LEGO Club: Feb. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Build with us. For ages 4 to 12.

Movie Party: Feb. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. See movies in the teen space. For grades six to 12.

Origami & Coloring: Feb. 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Drop in after school for some origami and coloring. The library will provide the supplies. For kindergarten through fifth grade.

Find a Job With Reference USA: Feb. 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. Search more than 53 million jobs and 302 million individual records! Export them for your job search or business. Register online. For ages 15 and older.

Sensory Storytime: Feb. 23 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. An interactive program combining books, songs, movement and activities to stimulate the senses. For more information, contact Molly Kane at 215-628-¬8744 ext. 3153 or mkane@mclinc.org For ages 3 to 8. Online registration required.

3D Printing for Kids: Feb. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. and March 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn 3D printing basics, and design your own piece with the Upper Dublin High School Robotics Team. For grades three to five. Registration begins Feb. 4.

Tracing Your Roots: Feb. 24. Time to be determined. Genealogy, history and antique experts will be available to help you the history of your historic home, antiques and ancestry

William Jeanes Memorial Library

The William Jeanes Memorial Library: 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill. Visit www.jeaneslibrary.org or call 610-828-0441 for information and to register for programs.

Youth Advisory Board Meeting: First Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The library’s youth advisory board is a group of teens in grades six to 12 who create, plan and host events at the library. Each month, it has anywhere from one to three events, including teen, children, and family programs. No invitation is required to become a member of the YAB; just stop by a meeting. The advisor for the YAB is Teen Librarian Sara Huff. If you have any questions, contact her at shuff@mclinc.org or call 610-828-0441,ext. 113. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Monday Matinee: Second Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Join the library for a recently released DVD and hot popcorn. Movie titles will be announced the month prior to showing. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Middle School Book Club: Third Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Snacks included. Copies of the book (audiobooks, too) are on display in the teen section of the library. For the title of the book to be discussed next, contact Teen Librarian Sara at shuff@mclinc.org or call 610-828-0441 ext. 113. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Sensory Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This storytime is designed for children ages 3 and up and their families/caregivers and will be sensory friendly. All children ages 3 and up are welcome, including those with sensory integration disorders and autism spectrum disorders. There will be stories, music and sensory activities. Space is limited, and registration is required.

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

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

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

The Q Crew: Second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. LGBTQ+ teens and allies are invited to join the Library’s Q Crew. Come discuss past and current topics, issues and events in a safe space, plus snacks and a craft. No registration is required. This program is for teens.

Book Club: Third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Join for a discussion of books of all kinds: both American and international, fiction and nonfiction, new and old. This group is open to everyone. No registration is required. The same book is read for both meeting times

Movie Matinee: Last Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

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

Tai Chi for Health: Fridays at 10 a.m. This session will include a tai chi/qigong warm up and cool down with concentration on loosening the joints, breathing and relaxation. Attendees will learn three different forms of tai chi: Sun, Yang and. This class is appropriate for beginners, those familiar to tai chi more advanced practitioners. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. As always, ask your doctor if it’s OK, and don’t wear any scents to class. For more information, contact Linda DeMedio at taichilcd@yahoo.com.

Connecting Exceptional People Junior High Social: Second Friday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Students in grades six through nine who have special needs and abilities are invited to a new social series program full of fun/ Based on requests and modeled after the Connecting Exceptional People Socials for Young Adults, this event will feature Wii for dancing and games, snacks and craft projects. Participants will also able to play board games, draw or color or just enjoy each other’s company. Parents, guardians and/or caregivers are required to remain during the program. There will be quiet rooms available if a break is needed. Registration in the program is required. This is a joint-partnership program with Whitemarsh Township Parks and Recreation and is funded in part by a grant from the Autism Society of America, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. For more information and to register, email Deborah Moore at dmoore@mclinc.org or call 610-828-0441 ext. 107.

Yoga Storytime: Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 11 and 25 at 11:30 a.m. Join an engaging yoga class for caregivers and their children age 18 months to 5 years. Each class is based on a children’s book with the themes of the book being woven into playful yoga postures, stories, music, breath work and relaxation techniques. These classes are free, but space is limited and registration is required online or by calling 610-828-0441. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Anime Club: Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. Discuss and watch some of your favorite anime. Snacks, manga to check out and more. No registration required. This program is for teens.

Family Movie Night: Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. “A.X.L.” (PG). No registration necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Paws and Read: Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. School-age children are invited to practice reading with Therapy Dogs International volunteer teams. The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading. Some children have difficulties reading and, as a result, have developed self-esteem issues. They are often self-conscious when reading aloud in front of other classmates. By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the attentive dog and focuses on the reading. At Paws and Read, children practice the skill of reading, build self-esteem and associate reading with something pleasant. Space is limited, and registration is required. You will receive an email on the day of the program with the specific time slot your child will be given to read with a dog. Registration online or call 610-828-0441.

Chess for Kids: Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. Students in grades four through eight are invited to join experienced chess coach Jerry Conicello, for an eight-week series of chess classes. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register online or by calling 610-828-0441.

AARP Driver’s Safety Refresher Course: Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s largest classroom driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. If you are 55 years old or older, you are eligible to receive a discount on your car insurance for completing this course. You can enroll in and complete this program once every three years to earn a 5 percent discount on your insurance premiums. This session is the refresher course for those looking to renew their insurance discount. Course cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-AARP members Registration will only be accepted with full payment for the class in the form of a check made out to AARP. To register, stop by the library or download a registration form online and mail it with your check to William Jeanes Memorial Library. Registration is limited.

The Sleeping Mat Project: Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Join Integrate for Good’s Bev Weinberg as she teaches how to make plarn (plastic yarn) and weave it on a special loom into mats that will be given to homeless people through the efforts of Angels in Motion. No registration is necessary. Just drop in and stay as long as you like.

Folded Book Art Workshop: Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Painting Class: Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Ramalakshmi Lakshmanan invites children ages 6 to 12 years to enjoy another painting class. Join this workshop to create a flower vase painting with easy instructions. No experience necessary. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Yoga for Teens: Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Teens are invited to a free yoga class. Novices and experienced yogis welcome. Register online, and if you can, bring your own mat and water bottle. (The library has some extra mats if you don’t have one!. This program is for teens.

Teens Give Back: Feb. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Teens are invited to the third Teens Give Back event. Join for a variety of drop-in service projects, such as making sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic bags. You don’t need to stay the whole time. Sign-in sheets will be provided if you need to have time recorded for an organization, such as National Honor Society. Registration requested. This program is for teens. Program partially sponsored by Integrate for Good and the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Anti-Valentine’s Day: Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Bring your friend(s), and enjoy events based on friendship and fun instead of love. Play minute-to-win-it games, snap photos at the photobooth and get your frustrations out at a piñata. Registration is appreciated. This program is for teens. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Free Build: Feb. 18 at 12:30 p.m. Drop in and explore some age-appropriate building activities. For the big kids, there will be LEGO, Magna-Tiles, KEVA planks, Jenga and more. There will also be a variety of building sets and materials out for children to play-learn with, from babies on up through preschoolers. No registration required; just drop in.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament: Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. Register online to join the tournament. Prizes courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library. This program is for teens.

Laurel House Event for Parents: Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Intro to Chess: Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Kids in grades three to five are invited to this Chess for Kids event, hosted by the Library’s Youth Advisory Board. This is an introductory one-time class for kids to learn the basics of chess. Topics covered will include chess pieces, the basics of playing a game and essential strategies. Registration is required.

Pajama Storytime: Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Put on your pajamas, and bring the whole family to this special evening storytime with Ms. Rachel. For families with children through age 7. Bring pillows, blankets, loveys, and stuffed friends if you’d like. No registration necessary.

Wissahickon Valley Public Library

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

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

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

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

Mah Jong: Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

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

Movie Matinees: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meetings & Lectures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Vegetable Donations: The Oreland Community Garden is collecting fresh veggies from its garden to donate to Loaves and Fishes, a food pantry located at Jenkintown United Methodist Church. Anyone in the community who would like to donate their fresh veggies can drop them off on Wednesdays at the roadside farm stand located at Christ’s Lutheran Church 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland. Oreland Community Garden is currently establishing a waiting list for gardeners. Anyone interested in gardening cane call the church office at 215-886-4612.

Outreach Office Hours: State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-152, will hold special outreach office hours in Huntingdon Valley and Upper Dublin. On the third Thursday of each month, Murt and a member of his staff will be at the Huntingdon Valley Library, 625 Red Lion Road in Huntingdon Valley, from 10 to 11 a.m. Also on the third Thursday of the month, Murt and a member of his staff will be at the Upper Dublin Public Library, 805 Loch Alsh Ave. in Fort Washington, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

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

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

James Turrell Skyspace: The James Turrell Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting is open to the public every Sunday evening. This Skyspace displays subtly evolving colored light washing a vaulted ceiling around a rectangular opening to the fading twilight sky directly over head. The program starts 10 minutes before sunset. Seating is limited. To reserve a place and find the start time for specific dates, check TicketLeap.com and search for Skyspace. The Skyspace is located at 20 E. Mermaid Lane in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. For comfortable viewing, guests are encouraged to bring yoga mats and cushions to lie on the floor or prop their heads up while sitting on the benches.


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

TaiJi: The Montessori School will offer beginners classes in TaiJi and Qigong Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tai Chi will help you develop better balance, more flexibility and coordination. Your breath will become deeper and more even. You’ll learn how to find and release your body’s tensions. Your everyday movements will become more efficient and you will feel better and have more energy to face the day. The school is located at 1710 Jarrettown Road, Dresher. To register or for more information, call 215-572-9189.

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

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group: First Wednesday of the month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Williams Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. Join us for a monthly get-together where we’ll share information for those interested in weight loss surgery, learn from guest speakers discussing current news on issues including lifestyle modification, nutrition and exercise and provide ongoing support for those who have completed surgery. Registration is not required. Call 215-753-2060.

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

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


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

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

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

Second Saturday Workshops: For recently divorced or widowed women hosted by the Women’s Independence Network meets the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Montgomey Community College, Parkhouse Hall, Room 118, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. This workshop will empower and educate women going through this major life change. Registration is $45 and pre-registration is required by 3 p.m. the Friday before. For more information and how to register, go to www.allaboutwin.com or call 855-200-iWIN.
Elkins Park Area CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Einstein at Elkins Park Hospital in Elkins Park. For information on CHADD or ADHD, please see our website www.chadd.net/249 or call Claire Noyes at: 215-779-6656.
Support group: Parents of children on the Autism Spectrum are invited to join a support group on the second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Plains Mennonite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield. The group gathers to give and receive emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information, share stories and be more effectively equipped with skills and insights to parent children on the Autism Spectrum. Catherine Schadler, M.Ed., shares her knowledge and expertise around topics chosen by the group. Pastor Dawn Ranck gives overall leadership, coordinating the group and facilitating the conversation. More information at www.plainsmennonitechurch.org or by calling 215-362-7640.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family support groups: NAMI Pennsylvania of Montgomery County sponsors monthly family support groups at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main Street and Richardson Avenue, Lansdale, the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. and at the Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb Pike, Norristown, the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
Volunteers sought: Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Program (PATF) has interesting and rewarding volunteer positions available in their King of Prussia office. PATF helps people obtain funding for hearing aids, ramps, wheelchairs and other assistive technology. To learn more about the positions and volunteer training, call Jamie at 888-744-1938. www.patf.us.
Support groups: Friends Hospital holds the following support groups: Monday — AA Speaker Meeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m. weekly and Depression Group from 9-11 a.m. weekly. Wednesday — Cocaine Anonymous from 7:30-9 p.m. weekly and It Still Works from 6-7:15 p.m. weekly. Thursday — Depression Group 9-11 a.m. weekly; Depression and Bipolar Support Group from 6:30-8:15 p.m. weekly (first Thursday from 5:30-8:15 p.m.); Narcotics Anonymous from 5:30-7 p.m. weekly and Al-Anon from 7:30-8:30 p.m. weekly. Friday — Cocaine Anonymous from 7:30-9 p.m. weekly and Gamblers Anonymous from 8-9:30 p.m. weekly. Saturday — Narcotics Anonymous from 7-8 p.m. weekly. Sunday — Incest Survivors from 9-10:30 a.m. weekly; ACoA from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekly; AA Women’s Meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekly; NAmI Family to Family Support Group from 1-2:30 p.m. monthly, second Sunday; NAmI General Meeting from 2-4 p.m. monthly, second Sunday.The New Beginnings Club, a non-denominational social group for all widows and widowers, will be forming to provide social, athletic and travel opportunities to foster fellowship. Meetings will be held every fourth Monday at 7 p.m. at St. John of the Cross Hall, Meeting Room, 2800 Woodland Rd., Roslyn. Any interested persons may call 215-885-7722.

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