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This Week

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

MUSIC & MOVEMENT Falls of Schuylkill Branch Library, 3501 Midvale Ave., East Falls, hosts a preschool music and movement class for children age birth to 2 at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 215-685-2093.

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.

PRENATAL YOGA every Thursday from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. in the Lea Auditorium at Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. Pregnant women can enjoy yoga adapted to their special needs. Continue your yoga routine or learn a new, gentle way to exercise and ease stress during your pregnancy. Physician permission required. Cost $25/month. Registration required. Call 215-753-2000.

65 – PLUS & FIT 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Springfield Residence, 551 East Evergreen Ave. Modified, low impact exercise program for people 65 and older. Classes involve seated and standing activities and light free weights. Cost for eight weeks is $55 for two classes a week. Senior Circle members receive a 10% discount and must sign the Exercise and Fitness Program Release and Indemnification Consent form. Physician consent and pre-program screening are required for new participants. Free screenings to assess function level are available through the class instructor. For more information or to register, call 215-233-6314. To schedule a screening, call 215-233-6240.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION DRIVE will visit our area at The First Presbyterian Church, 1701 Bethlehem Pike. Fellowship Hall from 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Your blood is needed more than you think. Take the opportunity to donate this summer. To make an appointment at a blood drive or donor closest to you, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE.

MATERNITY DEPARTMENT TOUR at Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. at 7 p.m. Before delivery, acquaint yourself with labor, delivery and recovery suites (LDRS). Visit the new post-partum room, nursery and intensive care nursery. This tour is free and will meet in the hospital lobby. Registration is required. Call 215-753-2000 for more information.

MID-WIVES MEET AND GREET with Maternity Department tour 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. Meet the midwives at Chestnut Hill Hospital and get answers to all your questions about how a mid-wife might benefit you. Learn about the mid-wife’s role during pregnancy, delivery and post partum. This informative get-together includes a guided tour of the labor/delivery suite and post-partum area. Registration is required. Call 215-753-2000 for more information.

TAI CHI 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital, 8601 Stenton Ave. Classes for the novice or beginner/intermediate student are designed to mprove balance, power posture, coordination, flexibility and mental focus. Slow gentle movements are modified to most everyone’s abilities. Cost is $7 per class, which is paid monthly. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-233-6314.

GINA FERRERA PRESENTS PHILADELPHIA GYIL FUSION, WORLD MUSIC VIBE at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane. Call 215-247-9797 for more information.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

LITTLE THEATER Video Library 7141 Germantown Avenue presents Outsourced on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. Admission is $6. For more information, visit www.mtairyvideolibrary.com or stop in at Video Library for films and show times.

PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE BY CRAIG STOVER at The Allens Lane Art Center, 601 West Allens Lane 6-9 p.m. Come meet the artist and The Allens Lane Art Center’s new Executive Director. On view will be examples of Craig’s studio work, including his Imaginary Botanicals series and several small-scale aluminum sculptures called Phantom Animals (many of which have never been shown publicly before). Craig Stover became the Executive Director of Allens Lane Art Center in June of this year. Reception is free and open to the public. Call 215-248-0546 for more information.

GOLDEN YOGA 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lea Auditorium at the Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8601 Stenton Ave. 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 or standing. Instructor Barbara Levitt has been teaching yoga for the past 30 years and has even taught people in their nineties. Registration is required. Cost is $20 for 4 classes per month. Call 215-247-3029 for more information.

THE HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane. Call 215-247-9797 for more information.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

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

ARTISTA GALLERY 7151 Germantown Ave, presents author and artist Elizabeth Farmer Jarvis, who will be signing her newly published books, Images Of America – Mount Airy and Images Of America – Chestnut Hill Revisited from 6-9 p.m. trough September 30. Call Artista Gallery 215-248-2450 for more information.

THE MORRIS ARBORETUM continues it’s popular Garden Discovery Series with Creating Critters. Using natural materials, a little glue and your own creativity, you can make adorable critters to take home.  Examples and instructions are provided. Visitors can stop by anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For event locations, check the Discover The Garden cart or visit morrisarboretum.org

ENVIRONMENTAL ART INSTALLATIONS PUBLIC RECEPTION, 2-5 p.m. at the Schuylkill Center For Environmental Education site located on the corner of Port Royal Ave. and Hagy’s Mill Road in Roxborough. The show will feature work by Jennifer Chapman, Keiko Miyamori, Kara Rennert and Marisha Simons, and is guest curated by Warren Angle. The reception includes an artist talk and tour at 3 p.m. and a video introduction by Vincent Romaniello. There will be a free round trip shuttle leaving from Ivy Ridge Station (R6 train) at 3 p.m. and returning to the station at 5 p.m. Call 215-482-7300 for more information.

JEWELRY MAKING CLASS at Village Earth Bead Market, 8442 Germantown Ave. Learn how to make Exotic Wire Earrings, a great project for someone beginning wire wrap jewelry. Class fee is $40. A non-refundable $20 deposit and pre-registration is required. Materials fee $35. Please arrive 15 minutes early to select beads. Call 215-248-1317.

THE LAVA BLUE BAND at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane. Call 215-247-9797 for more information.

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 8

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

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT 11 a.m. to noon, in the Chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital 8601 Stenton Ave. Ease chronic pain or overcome injuries through a movement  re-education program for people of all ages and abilities. Classes run by Joanne Fagerstrom, physical therapist and certified Felsenkrais practitioner. Cost is $10 per class; $50 for six classes (20% discount for Senior Circle members). For more information, call 215-2333-6244.

CHESTNUT HILL MINDFULNESS MEDITATION 9 to 10 a.m. Free introductory session on mindfulness as a path for cultivating mind-body awareness and well being. Eight-week program of instruction and practice in sitting meditation begins soon. Pre-registration required. Call 215-248-7441.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

TAI CHI 8:30-9:30 a.m.  in the chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital, 8601 Stenton Ave. Classes for the novice or beginner/intermediate student, are designed to improve balance, power, posture, coordination, flexibility and mental focus. Slow, gentle movements are modified to most everyone’s abilities. Cost is $7 per class/ paid monthly. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-233-6314.

65 – PLUS & FIT 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Springfield Residence, 551 East Evergreen Ave. Modified, low impact exercise program for people 65 and older. Classes involve seated and standing activities and light free weights. Cost for eight weeks is $55 for two classes a week. Senior Circle members receive a 10% discount and must sign the Exercise and Fitness Program Release and Indemnification Consent form. Physician consent and pre-program screening are required for new participants. Free screenings to assess function level are available through the class instructor. For more information or to register, call 215-233-6314. To schedule a screening, call 215-233-6240.

PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER 7:30 p.m. followed by Charlie Millers Sea Chanties and Pub Songs at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane. Call 215-247-9797 for more information.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10

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, 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 8-10 p.m. For more information, call 610-688-3284 or visit www.beverfolkdance.org

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital 8601 Stenton Ave. Ease chronic pain or overcome injuries through a movement  re-education program for people of all ages and abilities. Classes run by Joanne Fagerstrom, physical therapist and certified Felsenkrais practitioner. Cost is $10 per class; $50 for six classes (20% discount for Senior Circle members). For more information or to register, call 215-2333-6244.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

NORTHWEST GREENS MEETING 7:00 pm in the Weavers Way Meeting Room, 610 Carpenter Lane (near Greene Street) in West Mount Airy. Agenda items include organizing an October peace demonstration, cleaning up the Monoshone, and building a recycle movement. All are welcome. For more information call 215-843-4256 or e-mail nwgreens@yahoo.com.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT Falls of Schuylkill Branch Library, 3501 Midvale Ave., East Falls, hosts a preschool music and movement class for children age birth to 2 at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 215-685-2093.

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 information, call 215-843-5600.

TAI CHI 8:30-9:30 a.m.  in the chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital, 8601 Stenton Ave. Classes for the novice or beginner/intermediate student, are designed to improve balance, power, posture, coordination, flexibility and mental focus. Slow, gentle movements are modified to most everyone’s abilities. Cost is $7 per class/ paid monthly. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-233-6314.

ELLYN HILL AND RICHARD DRUEDING at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane. Call 215-247-9797 for more information.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

GOLDEN YOGA 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lea Auditorium at the Chestnut Hill Hospial, 8835 Germantown Ave. 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. Instructor Barbara Levitt has been teaching yoga for the past 30 years and has even taught people in their nineties. Registration is required. Cost is $20 for 4 classes per month. Call 215-247-3029 for more information.

THE SACRED COWOYS September 12-13 at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane. Call 215-247-9797 for more information.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

ALLENS LANE ART CENTER OPEN HOUSE 2 to 4 p.m. at 601 West Allens Lane. See the newly renovated studios and meet the faculty for the Fall Semester. Call 215-248-0546 for more information.

GIVE AND TAKE Maternal Wellness Center will hold a Give and Take fundraiser at its location at 16 E. Springer Street (off of Germantown Avenue, between Hortter and Phil Ellena). Attendees can bring gently used infant and children’s clothing and toys they no longer can use, and can take items brought by other attendees. Admission is $10, with proceeds to benefit the Maternal Wellness Center and its many charitable initiatives. Have donations but don’t need anything new? They can be brought to the Center’s Carpenter Lane location (606 Carpenter Lane) prior to the Give and Take, Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We ask that these “givers” also pay the $10 event admission. For more information or the Maternal Wellness Center, visit www.maternalwellness.org or call at 215-713-2666.

THIRD ANNUAL RUN FOR PEACE William Penn Charter presents the Third Annual Run for Peace 5K Run/1-Mile Walk to honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, especially Penn Charter graduates Kenneth Caldwell and Peter Ortale. This event provides an opportunity to participate in a charity event that will support 9/11 memorial scholarship funds at the school. Event registration and T-shirt pick up are from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. The run starts at 9 a.m., the walk starts at 9:05 a.m. There is a $25 entry fee and online registration is available until Sept. 11. For information, visit www.penncharter.com.

 

UPCOMING

REUNIONS

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 – 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 1950s, we are interested in hearing from you. Contact Ray Burkhart regarding a multi-class reunion: burkhart06@comcast.net or by phone at 215-446-7721.

Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School Class of 1978 30th Reunion will be held on November 28 at the Blue Bell Country Club from 7 – 11 p.m. For information contact Kathleen Mullen at 610-792-0988, PW1978@msn.com.

West Philadelphia Catholic High School Class of 1993 will celebrate their 15 Year Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Ramada Inn, Philadelphia International Airport. For details, contact Christina Adenaike at cadenaike@yahoo.com or call 215-877-5143. Responses are requested by Sept. 15.  

Support Group For Widows And Widowers 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays at Koller Funeral Home, 6835 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128

No Fee. September 30, Taking The Time You Need To Grieve; October 14, Myths Of Grief, October 28, Grief Process. Call 215-624-8190 for more information.

Bereavement Support For Family And Friends Sponsored by the William R. May Funeral Home, Inc., 7-8 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays at the Chapel House 2330 Fairhill Avenue Glenside, PA 19038 September 23, Taking The Time You Need To Grieve; October 7, Myth Of Grief; October 21, Grief Process. Call 215-624-8190 for more info.

Beer Tasting At Morris Arboretum 100 Northwestern Ave.,  October 10, 7 to 9 p.m. The Morris Arboretum will celebrate Oktoberfest with a Tasting on Friday, October 10 from 7-9pm. The cost is $60 for Arboretum members and $72 for non-members. This event is sponsored jointly by Flourtown Beverage, Gretz Beer Company and the Morris Arboretum.  For additional information or to reserve a space, please call (215) 247-5777, ext 125 or 156 or visit www.morrisarboretum.org.

Learn To Create A Life That Tickles Your Soul Author and motivational speaker Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D., will speak at the first UCP Circle of Friends author event on

Sunday, October 5, at 2:00 PM at United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia &
Vicinity’s (UCP) center at 102 E. Mermaid Lane, in the Chestnut Hill section
of Philadelphia. Her presentation will be based on her award-winning book,
Create A Life That Tickles Your Soul. Tickets are just $20.00 if purchased
before September 29. After that date, tickets will be $30.00. In addition to
experiencing Zoglio’s wit and practical wisdom, participants will also
receive an autographed copy of her book. Proceeds will benefit UCP services
provided to children and adults with disabilities. To purchase tickets, call
215-242-4200, ext. 202 or email events@ucpphila.org.

 

ONGOING

EXHIBITS

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

The Chestnut Hill Gallery And Frame Shoppe, 8117 Germantown Ave, presents the photography of Michelle Haines and Katrina Mojzesz on display September 2 – 13. An art sale and reception will be held on Friday, September 12, 7-10 p.m.  French fare will be served courtesy of Michelle, the executive Chef at the Spring Mill Café in Conshohocken. Visitors will be treated to an array of French delicacies as well as viewing photography from the artists’ travels.  The show will also include paintings of France by several Chestnut Hill Gallery artists.  For more information, contact the Chestnut Hill Gallery and Frame Shoppe at 215-248-2549, info@chestnuthillgallery.com, or visit www.chestnuthillgallery.com.

Environmental Art Installations The Schuylkill Center For Environmental Education site located on the corner of Port Royal Ave. and Hagy’s Mill Road in Roxborough, will feature work by Jennifer Chapman, Keiko Miyamori, Kara Rennert, and Marisha Simons, and is guest curated by Warren Angle. Visitors can view the work from September 6, 2008 – January 2, 2009. A public reception will be held Saturday, September 6, 2-5 p.m.,including an artist talk and tour at 3p.m. and a video introduction by Vincent Romaniello. There will be a free round trip shuttle, leaving from Ivy Ridge Station (R6 train) at 3 p.m. and returning to the station at 5 p.m. Call 215-482-7300 for more information.

Paintings And Sculpture by Craig Stover at the Allens Lane Art Center, 601 West Allens Lane September 5 through October 24. Opening reception on Friday, September 5, 6-9 p.m. Come meet the artist and Allens Lane Art Center’s new Executive Director. On view will be examples of Craig’s studio work, including his Imaginary Botanicals series and several small-scale aluminum sculptures called Phantom Animals (many of which have never been shown publicly before). Craig Stover became the Executive Director of Allens Lane Art Center in June of this year.

Reception is free and open to the public.

 

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 Cricket Club The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society presents Flowers in Love. Belgian floral artist Moniek Vanden will hold workshops for beginners to experienced flower arrangers. An Arrangers Boutique and Raffle will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, from 10 a.m. – noon at the Chestnut Hill Cricket Club, 415 W. Willow Grove Ave. Open seating is $55.00 and preferred seating is $75.00. There will be an optional lunch buffet for $20.  Workshops will be held at the Chestnut Hill Cricket Club on Thursday, September 25 at 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Workshop for beginner to intermediate arrangers and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Contemporary Weddings Workshop. Fee: $160.00, as well as Friday, September 26, 2008 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Workshop for experienced arrangers. Fee:  $320; includes box lunch. Advanced registration is required for all events. No refunds available for cancellation of Arrangers Boutique and Raffle, 50% refund if you cancel a workshop by September 2; no refunds after September 2. Register by phone, fax or mail. Make checks payable to PHS and send to: Lisa Wiley, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St., 5th Fl, Philadelphia,  PA  19103. For more information, e-mail bgullan@pennhort.org, call 215-988-8778, or visit: www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org.

Chestnut Hill Hospital is holding Golden Yoga Classes every Friday 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lea Auditorium at the Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. 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. Instructor Barbara Levitt has been teaching yoga for the past 30 years and has even taught people in their nineties. Registration is required. Cost is $20 for 4 classes per month. Call 215-247-3029 for more information.

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

Church of the Annunciation is forming an Early Childhood Music Class for children ages four and five, which will begin on Thursday September 18. The classes will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at The Church of the Annunciation at Carpenter Lane and Lincoln Drive in Mt. Airy, and Will continue for 15 sessions. Taught by pianist and PA certified K-12 music teacher Lou Walinsky, the class will allow children the opportunity to experience the love of music and to learn about the elements of music in age appropriate ways. It will enable children to understand and connect with a wide variety of music and prepare them for future individual instrumental lessons. For more information, contact Lou Walinsky at 215-848-0845 or e-mail him at PianolandLW @hotmail.com.

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.

Makin Music offers lively, fun and interactive tot-parent music classes every morning at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 22 East Chestnut Hill Ave. 9:15 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. classes are offered. Visit www.makinmusic.com or call 215-233-2560 for more information.

Tai Chi every Tuesday and Thursday,  8:30-9:30 a.m.  in the chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital, 8601 Stenton Ave. Classes for the novice or beginner/intermediate student, are designed to improve balance, power, posture, coordination, flexibility and mental focus. Slow, gentle movements are modified to most everyone’s abilities. Cost is $7 per class/ paid monthly. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-233-6314.

Awareness Through Movement in the Chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital 8601 Stenton Ave. Every Monday, 11a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Ease chronic pain or overcome injuries through a movement  re-education program for people of all ages and abilities. Classes run by Joanne Fagerstrom, physical therapist and certified Felsenkrais practitioner. Cost is $10 per class; $50 for six classes (20% discount for Senior Circle members). For more information or to register, call 215-2333-6244.

 

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.

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.

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.

65 – Plus & Fit Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Springfield Residence, 551 East Evergreen Ave. Modified, low impact exercise program for people 65 and older. Classes involve seated and standing activities and light free weights. Cost for eight weeks is $55 for two classes a week. Senior Circle members receive a 10% discount and must sign the Exercise and Fitness Program Release and Indemnification Consent form. Physician consent and pre-program screening are required for new participants. Free screenings to assess function level are available through the class instructor. For more information or to register, call 215-233-6314. To schedule a screening, call 215-233-6240.

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.

The Woodmere Art Museum  is also accepting Fall registrations for its studio art and art history classes to begin on September 8. Check the website or call 215-247-0948 for more information about course offerings.

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 6:45 – 9:15 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.

Village Earth Bead Market, 8442 Germantown Ave, will hold jewelry making classes Monday, September 6 through Saturday, September 27. Call 215-248-1317 for more information.

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 o