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This Week

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

SENIOR CORPS Center in the Park’s Senior Environment Corps hosts a volunteer opportunity to participate in the Watershed Snapshot 2008 event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave. For more information, call 215-848-7722.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR TALE Ruth Hartz brings her story of being a hidden child during the holocaust to Chestnut Hill College in the lecture, Your Name is Renee:  Reflections of a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France, at 1 p.m. in the Social Room of Fournier Hall. The lecture is co-sponsored by the History department and the National Honor Society for History, Phi Alpha Theta in commemoration of Holocaust Awareness Month. Hartz was a teacher at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill for 22 years.

SENIOR FAIR Keystone Home Health Services, Inc. is a locally based home health agency that is sponsoring a senior fair from 1-4 p.m. at The Philadelphia First Church of the Brethren, 8707 Cheltenham Ave., Wyndmoor (next to LaSalle High School).

HEARING SCREENINGS Springfield Residence, 551 E. Evergreen Ave., hosts free screening and education presented by Hearing Health Professionals with audiologist Janet Karp from noon to 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call 215-233-6308.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center, 7999 Crittenden St., hosts bridge at noon for all ages and levels. Cost is $3 to play. Also, play reading from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 215-248-0180.

FITNESS CLASS Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center presents Exercise for ANY Body  at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Contact the Center with questions or to register 215-248-0180 or chseniors@cavtel.net.

LEFT TALK Drinking Liberally, an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Ave., Visit www.drinkingliberally.org.

WRITING CIRCLE Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration, 6900 Stenton Ave., Mt. Airy holds a writing circle from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hale Lounge. Cost is $15. For more information, call 215-247-5545 or email susan@susanwindle.com.

JOURNEY AS PARENTS Neighborhood Interfaith Movement, 7047 Germantown Ave., holds free parent discussion groups for parents with problems managing the stresses of family life from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meals and childcare are provided. For more information, call 215-843-5600.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

POETRY SLAM Infusion, 7133 Germantown Ave., hosts theFUZE poetry slam from 7-10 p.m. with cash prizes and a $5 cover charge, $3 for students. For more information, call 215-888-2529.

ARBOR DAY WALK Friends of the Wissahickon and Mt. Airy Learning Tree sponor a Arbor Day Walk led by the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Cost is $40 for families (two adults/two children) and $12 for individuals. To register, call 215-247-0417.

POETRY EVENT Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln., Mt. Airy, presents poet Mel Brake at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 215-844-1870.

LITTLE THEATER Video Library, 7141 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy presents The Savages on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, visit www.mtairyvideolibrary.com or stop in at Video Library for films and showtimes.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

SPEC MEETING Parents of Children with Special Needs will meet at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave., from 12:30-2:30 p.m. featuring speaker Mark Bottos, of the Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy.

CREEK CLEAN UP Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association hosts a volunteer clean up of 30-miles of stream bed, surrounding trails of the Wissahickon Creek and is tributaries. To help out, call Bob Adams at 215-646-8866 ext. 14 or email him at Bob@WVWA.org.

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION Chestnut Hill Hospital presents a workshop, Erectile Dysfunction: When Medication Fails, with urologist Bruce Garber at 10 a.m. in the Lea Auditorium, 8835 Germantown Ave., To register, call 215-753-2000.

PLAYGROUND CLEAN UP Jenks Playground is the site of a volunteer clean up day from 9 a.m. to noon.

RUNNING CLUB Wissahickon Wanderers meets 8 a.m. at Valley Green. For more information, call 215-849-9080 or visit www.wanderersrunningclub.org.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

BIRD WALK Friends of the Wissahickon will lead a bird walk from 9-11 a.m. beginning at Forbidden Dr. at Bell’s Mill Rd. For more information, call 215-247-0417 or office@fow.org.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 28

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME Border’s, 8701 Germantown Ave., holds story time for children and their caregivers at 11 a.m. For more information, call 215-248-1213.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

NIGERIAN COOKING Chef Valerie Erwin of Geechee Girl Rice Café, 6825 Germantown Ave., presents a traditional Nigerian meal with home cook Kay Amanze at 6:30 p.m. This dinner is the latest in Geechee Girl’s “International Home Cooking” series. Dinner is $40. To make reservations, call 215-843-8113.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

TRANSPORTATION STUDY A public workshop for the Mobilize to Thrive Regional Study will be held at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

UCP WORKSHOP United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, 102 E. Mermaid Lane, presents a workshop on Having a Sibling with a Disability from 6-8 p.m. with a presentation and panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Robert Naseef, a Philadelphia psychologist specializing in working with families of children  with special health care needs. RSVP for attendance and babysitting to Jodi Miscannon, 215-248-7605 or UCPJodi@aol.com.

BRIDGE Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center, 7999 Crittenden St., hosts bridge at noon for all ages and levels. Cost is $3 to play. For more information, call 215-248-0180.

WEST AFRICAN DANCE Summit Presbyterian Church, (basement), Green and Westview Sts., hosts a drum class with Maurice Edwards from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $15. For more information, call 215-849-1484.

INTERNATIONAL DANCING Or Haddash, 190 Camp Hill Rd., hosts class from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 610-688-3284 or visit www.beaverfolkdance.org.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1

SENIOR ACTIVITIES Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center, 7999 Crittenden St., hosts bridge at noon for all ages and levels. Cost is $3 to play. Also, play reading from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 215-248-0180.

FITNESS CLASS Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center presents Exercise for ANY Body at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Contact the Center with questions or to register 215-248-0180 or chseniors@cavtel.net.

LEFT TALK Drinking Liberally, an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Ave., Visit www.drinkingliberally.org.

WRITING CIRCLE Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration, 6900 Stenton Ave., Mt. Airy holds a writing circle from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hale Lounge. Cost is $15. For more information, call 215-247-5545 or email susan@susanwindle.com.

JOURNEY AS PARENTS Neighborhood Interfaith Movement, 7047 Germantown Ave., holds free parent discussion groups for parents with problems managing the stresses of family life from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meals and childcare are provided. For more information, call 215-843-5600.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3

BUG’S EYE VIEW Morris Arboretum, 101 E. Northwestern Ave., presents a workshop on the insect world as part of its Garden Discovery Series from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 215-247-5777.

BOOK SALE Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave., host an outdoor book sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit the library. Prices range from .25 to $1.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 4

FUN!-RAISING FAIR Philadelphia RC Communities sponsors a fair to benefit Black Liberation and Community Development in the Philadelphia region featuring performances by Chosen Dance and other local groups plus games, crafts, music and fun from 2-6 p.m. at Germantown Friends School, 31 West Coulter Ave. Tickets $5 and up in advance and at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 215-848-6496.

 

UPCOMING

BUS TRIP

Teenagers, Inc. is hosting a bus trip to New York City on Sunday, April 27. Departure time is 7:30 a.m. from the Our Mother of Consolation Parking Lot and returning at 7 p.m. The trip will feature stops at Ground Zero, Canal Street, Greenwich Village, So Ho, Rockefeller Center and Times Square. For more information, call 215-242-4976.

 

REUNIONS

West Philadelphia High School classes of January and June, 1958 will celebrate their 50th year reunion on May 3, 2008 to be held at Philmont Country Club, Philmont and Tomlinson roads, Huntington Valley at 7 p.m. For the January class, call Bryna Lark, 610-446-418 or Brenda Teich, 215-969-8998, or Tobiwaza@aol.com. For the June class, call Roz at 215-968-4029.

Overbrook High School class of 1968 is holding its 40th reunion on Nov. 28, at the Hilton on City Avenue. For more information, visit www.overbrookhighreunion.com or call 215-879-4410.

Northeast High School Class of 1978 30th Reunion will take place Saturday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Philmont Country Club. Contact Cheryl Myers Kaiser, chakaiser@comcast.net or Gary Freedman — freedlaw@aol.com.

If you or someone you know has been graduated from Our Mother of Consolation School, Chestnut Hill, in the 1950’s, we are interested in hearing from you! Contact Ray Burkhart at the following site for information regarding a multi-class reunion: burkhart06@comcast.net or by phone at 215-446-7721.

 

ONGOING

THEATER

Allens Lane Theater, Allens Lane & McCallum St., presents The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute, April 25-May 10, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 (gen ad). To make reservations, call 215-248-0546.

 

EXHIBITS

Chestnut Hill Gallery & Frame Shoppe, 8117 Germantown Ave., presents an American Print Society 65th Members Exhibition and Art Sale from April 1-26. For more information, call 215-248-2549 or visit www.chestnuthillgallery.com.

Chestnut Hill Historical Society, 8708 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, offers public research hours Tues. through Sat. Call for an appointment, 215-247-0417.

 

KIDS & FAMILY

DANCE

Delaware Valley Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will begin classes in October at the Plymouth Meeting Friends School, 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting (on the corner of Butler Pike & Germantown Pike). Classes are for active adults and teens aged 13 and over. Registration is required and is due by Oct. 1. You do no need to bring a partner. Visit www.delval.rscds.us or call teacher Geoffrey Selling at 215-248-5998.

English Country Dance workshops are held the first Saturday of the month, October through May, at Summit Presbyterian Church, Greene & Westview Sts. in Mt. Airy. Call 215-836-0426 or visit www.germantowncountrydancers.org.

 

CLASSES

Allens Lane Art Center offers classes & workshops for children and adults in a variety of art and dance classes, and workshops in jewelry making, painting, doll making and creative writing. Call 215-248-0546 or visit www.allenslane.org.

The Apothecary Garden, 7721 Germantown Ave., offers classes on custom blended botanicals, teas, tinctures, & essential oils. For more information, call 215-247-2110.

Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center offers classes and activities: crafters and seamstresses, Mondays 10 a.m. to noon; knitting for merchant seamen, Fridays at 1 p.m.; bridge, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon; chess lessons, Mondays at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 215-248-0180 or email chseniors@cavtel.net.

Chestnut Hill Mindfulness Meditation offers morning and evening groups, introductory sessions, and silent retreat days. New spring season begins March 24 for eight-week class of small group instruction and sitting meditation practice. For registration or more information, call 215-248-7441.

Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Ave., will feature the work of two CIP artists, painting by Marlene Patterson and pottery by Bertha Blackston-Bundy in its Members Lounge.

Crefeld School’s Glassworks Studio is offering glass blowing and bead making classes beginning in January 2008. No experience necessary. For more information, call 215-242-5545 or visit www.Crefeld.org.

Cummins School of Irish Dance offers classes for ages 3 and up at The Irish Center on Emlen Street and Carpenter Lane. Cost is $10 per lesson. Visit www.cumminsschool.com or call 215-508-1763.

Moving Arts Studio offers more than 40 classes weekly, for all ages—even babies. Low-fee, high caliber classes include power yoga, kids yoga, Kripalu and Iyengar yoga; pilates, gymfoolery, fencing, capoeira, drumming, Feldenkrais and dance. Call 215-842-1040.

Morris Arboretum offers courses in landscape design, perennials, handmade paper, rose care, healing plants and many other topics at the arboretum, 100 Northwestern Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

The Mt. Airy Computer Center, 6335 Wayne Ave., Mt. Airy, offers classes for kids and adults throughout the week. Call 215-438-8505.

Oreland Art Center, 100 Wischman Avenue & Twining Road in Oreland, is now accepting registration for watercolor painting classes taught by well-known area artists beginning in March. In addition, Oreland sponsors free member workshops on Monday and Friday mornings, when members are invited to get together and paint. For more information, brochures or directions call 215-572-6855.

Paper Crane Studio offers arts and crafts workshops in the Education building at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6023 Germantown Ave. in Germantown. Call 215-844-2944.

New woodworking school Philadelphia Furniture Workshop will hold courses throughout the summer at 5212 Pulaski Ave. in Germantown. Call 215-849-5174.

Settlement Music School’s Germantown Branch is registering students for individual instruction in piano, voice, string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Call 215-320-2610.

Tesserae Studio Gallery, 6780 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, is currently offering adult classes in mosaics and tilemaking. Call 215-848-2110 or visit www.bellamosaic.com.

Gentle meditative yoga classes at the Unitarian Universalist Church Of The Restoration, 6900 Stenton Ave., are on Tuesdays, 8-9:30 a.m. A yoga mat and loose clothing are recommended; voluntary contribution accepted. Call 215-782-1919. Also offered is sitting meditation on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., for 20 minutes and a creative writing circle on Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call 215-247-2561 or email office@uurestoration.us.

Water Tower Recreation Center children’s classes: karate for children and adults; Tony’s little dribblers; pick-up basketball; jazzy lady social grace & etiquette; dance classes with Miss Sara; tot recreation class; gymnastics classes. Hartwell Ln. & Ardleigh St. Times, days, ages vary. Call 215-685-9296.

Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., offers children’s art classes in watercolor, cartooning, animation, and mixed media are now available at Woodmere Art Museum. For more information, call 215-247-0948 or visit www.woodmereartmuseum.org for information.

 

Free Meditation and Dharma Talk services, Tuesdays at 7:15 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Won Buddhist Temple of Philadelphia, 423 Abington Ave. in Glenside. Call 215-884-8443 or visit www.wonbuddhism.info.

Won Community Service Center, 423 Abington Ave., in Glenside offers ESL classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Call 215-884-8443 or visit www.woninstitute.org.

New water classes for all ages are being offered at the YMCA of Germantown, located at 5722 Greene St. in Germantown. For more information, call 215-844-3281.

 

SUPPORT & GROUPS

Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Homelink Adult Day Care, 6950 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. Call 1-800-272-3900.

Bereavement support groups for adults are often offered by Koller Funeral Home, 6835 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough. Call 215-624-8190.

Breast cancer recovery group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Healthcare Women’s Center, 8835 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-242-4700.

Chestnut Hill CoDA (a Co-Dependants Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship of men and woman whose common purpose is recovery from co-dependence) meets on Monday nights, 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Teenagers, Inc., 105 Bethlehem Pike (across the street from Chestnut Hill East train station). Learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Contact Chuck S., 267-253-9562, chcoda@cavtel.net or visit coda.org or codaphilaarea.org.

Children of aging parents caregivers support group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Atria Chestnut Hill, 495 E. Abington Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-247-5307.

Conshohocken Business and Professional Women meet the fourth Monday of each month from September to June at Brittingham’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 640 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:45 p.m. followed by a speaker. Everyone is welcome. Reservations required. Call 610-825-8125. Dinner costs $22.

Food addicts in recovery anonymous, a 12-step program for people recovering from addictive eating, welcomes newcomers and meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. Call 215-836-0274.

Keystone Hospice, 8765 Stenton Ave. in Wyndmoor, offers support groups throughout the month, with specialty groups for children, widowers, young widows, and a new “motherless daughters” group. Most are free, lunch is often included but pre-registration is requested. Call 215-836-2440.

Lung cancer support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m., offers encouragement for people currently being treated for lung cancer or who have completed treatment at the Chestnut Hill HealthCare Cancer Center, Suite 17, 8815 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-248-8325.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, has launched a self-help course for people with lupus. Call 215-517-5070 or visit www.lupus-sepa.org.

Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 8-9 a.m. at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Laughlin Hall, Rm. D, 8835 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-248-8325.

Militia Hill Hawk Watch’s 20th year begins Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Fort Washington State Park.

Northwest Lions Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Sorella Rose Bar & Grille, 1800 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown. Call 215-637-6537.

Overeaters Anonymous holds meetings on Wednesdays in Chestnut Hill, Saturdays in Ambler and Roxborough and Sundays in Roxborough. Call 215-674-4418.

Women Coping With Separation And Divorce - a professionally guided support group for women coping with separation and divorce within the past two years – will be held for eight Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning May 4 at the Jewish Federation Bux-Mont Office, 580 Virginia Drive, Suite 140 in Fort Washington. $18 registration fee (includes individual interview); $25 per session. Pre-registration is required, call 215-540-3737, ext. 103 or email saraw@jfcsphil.org.

Widows (Under 68) Coping With The Loss Of A Spouse - a professionally guided support group for women coping with the loss of a spouse within the past two years – will be held for eight Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning May 9 at Congregation

Overeaters Anonymous conducts two meetings each week at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough. Call 215-248-4333.

A peace vigil is held every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the intersection of Germantown Ave. and Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill. Rain or shine. Call 215-242-5413 or visit www.northwestpeacecoalition.org.

Postpartum support group for mothers and their babies will begin Oct. 24 for six-weeks on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. a Grace Lutheran Church, 801 E. Willow Grove Ave. in Wyndmoor. Call 215-206-2931.

Roxborough Coin Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Rd., Roxborough.

Shhh, a hearing loss support group, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Jeanes Library, 4051 Joshua Rd. in Lafayette Hill. Call 215-482-7829.

Stroke Club support group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. in the Chestnut Hill Rehabilitation Hospital’s Clock lounge, 8601 Stenton Ave. in Wyndmoor. Call 215-233-6200.

14th District Town Watch meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the district headquarters, 43 W. Haines St.

Wissahickon Hospice offers bereavement support groups at Pennsylvania Hospital and in Bala Cynwyd.  Pre-registration is required. Please call 610-617-2400 for more information or to pre-register.