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THURSDAY, JULY 9

Northwest Greens Meeting

7 p.m.

Weaver’s Way meeting room

555 Carpenter Lane (near Greene Street).

Some 5,026 U.S. soldiers have died while occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. Of that total, 148 have died while Barack Obama was Commander-in-Chief. Northwest Greens will meet to talk about ending these occupations.

For more information, call 215-843-4256  or email nwgreens@yahoo.com.

Groovin’ in the Garden

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

The Morris Arboretum

100 E. Northwestern Ave. 

Free Beer Tastings featuring local breweries from 6-7 p.m. Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble will treat Arboretum audiences to authentic Latin rhythms.

For more information, call 215-247-5777

Craft Time at the Little Treehouse!

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

The Little Treehouse Play Cafè

10 West Gravers Lane, Chestnut Hill.

Your toddler can get creative while we clean up the mess! For specific craft projects, call us at 215-247-3637 or check our website at www.treehouseplaycafe.com$4 materials fee for some projects.

For more information, call 215-247-3637.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Little Theater

Video Library

7141 Germantown Avenue

The Secrets on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Admission is $6.

For more information, visit www.mtairyvideolibrary.com or stop in at Video Library for films and show times.

Musical Beginning to Book Fair

6 p.m.

Buckley Park

Germantown Avenue and Hartwell Streets (next to Solaris Grille).

Joseph Borrelli’s Band, 56 Men kick-off the Chestnut Hill Book Fair

Summer Festival

5 – 7 p.m.

The Wyck House

6026 Germantown Ave

Summer Festival in conjunction with ‘Buy Fresh, Buy Local’ week promoted by The Food Trust. 

For more information, visit www.wyck.org for more information.

Free Mini Ice Cream Cones!

The Little Treehouse Play Cafè

10 West Gravers Lane

Fridays 5-8 p.m.

Come out and play and the whole family enjoys one for our mini ice cream cones. Free with admission.

For more information visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia Open House

10 a.m. to Noon

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia

On the campus of New Covenant Church at 7500 Germantown Avenue

Families of children ages 18 months-5 years are welcome to an Open House showcasing our Early Childhood Programs. Children are welcome to attend and to participate in special activities coordinated by Waldorf teachers.  is located in Mount Airy. 

For more information or to register for the Open House, please call the admissions director at (215) 248-1662.   

A Conversation on Parenting Issues featuring authors Tamar Chansky, and Judd Kruger Levingston

4 – 5 p.m.

The Little Treehouse Play Cafè

10 West Gravers Lane

Free Admission to The Little Treehouse for this event.

For more information, visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com

Swing Dance Party

8:30 p.m. until midnight. Beginner lessons (at no additional charge) begin at 7 p.m.

Widener Hall

Behind Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave.

Enjoy an intimate evening of dancing to great recordings of your favorite tunes - all tempos, all styles, all swing!! Admission is $18 (or $15 with a current student i.d., or a military i.d., or if you bring acceptable baked goodies to share, or as part of a pre-arranged group discount, etc.) 

For more information, visit www.swingdance.org or call (610) 676-0123 or (215) 629-2344. If you would like to volunteer to help at the dance (and get in free), please call (215) 629-2344 A.S.A.P.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Kenn Kweder benefit concert 

2 - 4 p.m.

Walk a Crooked Mile Bookstore

Mount Airy R7 Station, East Gowen Avenue and Devon Street.

Kenn Kweder will play a benefit concert to help Christine Oliger who was diagnosed with ALS (also called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”).   The rain date will be Monday evening, July 13, from 7 until 9 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken, refreshments will be sold, and children are welcome.

For more information, contact info@friendsofchristine.com or call 215-843-4256.

The Chestnut Hill Gallery welcomes Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno

2 p.m.

The Chestnut Hill Gallery

8117 Germantown Ave

This talented Beatrice Hawley Award winner, will be reading from her book of poetry Slamming Open the Door as part of the Chestnut Hill Book Fair.

Canoe Club Open House

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Philadelphia Canoe Clubhouse

PCC will hold its annual open house featuring a day of free demonstrations, canoe and kayak rides, equipment sales, music, food and fun. The Philadelphia Canoe Clubhouse is located at the confluence of the Wissahickon Creek and Schuylkill River. The driveway entrance is at the traffic light on Ridge Ave. by the SEPTA depot, a short distance from the Manayunk Main Street movie theater.

For more information, including a detailed map and directions, visit www.philacanoe.org.

Storytelling Concert Performances for the Whole Family!

12-1p.m., 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. 

The Little Treehouse Play Cafè

10 West Gravers Lane

Free Admission to The Little Treehouse for these concerts! Featuring: The Quiet Riot, Ken Kaplan, Audrey Roll and Debra Pierre.

For more information, visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com

 

MONDAY, JULY 13

Building Bridges Summer Camp

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.,  July 13–17

Cliveden House

6401 Germantown Ave.

For more information, Contact Richard Fink at rfink@cliveden.org, 215-848-1777 or visit www.cliveden.org.

Water Tower Recreation Center

Creative Crafts    

10 – 12 p.m.

Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

French Conversation

2:30 – 3 p.m.                           Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

           

TUESDAY, JULY 14

Mask-Making Workshop with ArcheDream for Humankind

3 pm

Chestnut Hill Library

8711 Germantown Avenue

This educational performance art group brings elaborate costumes, sample masks, and a blacklight to demonstrate their craft, then children make their own unique masks. Ages 7 and up. Space is limited!

For more information and to register call 215-685-9290

Let’s Do Lunch / Brown Bag       

12:15 – 1 p.m.

Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Movie matinee                        

1 – 3 p.m.                                This week’s feature: Slumdog Millionaire

Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

           

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

Exercise for Any Body                     

9 – 10 p.m.                              Water Tower 

Tai Chi

Level 1 11:15 – 12:15               Level 2            12:30 – 1:30                 Level 3            10:00 – 11:00  

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

Bridge Game                          

12 – 3 p.m.                             

Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Snack and Story Time

The Little Treehouse

10 West Gravers Lane

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Snuggle up with your toddler and enjoy “A Taste of Philly” soft pretzel nuggets and a good read. Free raffle prizes too! Sponsored by Citibank. Free with admission to.

For more information, visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com

           

THURSDAY, JULY 16

Reader’s Theater           

10 – 11 a.m.                           

Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Bridge Game                          

12:00 –   3:00                         

Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Craft Time at the Little Treehouse!

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

The Little Treehouse Play Cafè

10 West Gravers Lane, Chestnut Hill.

Your toddler can get creative while we clean up the mess! For specific craft projects, call us at 215-247-3637 or check our website at

www.treehouseplaycafe.com. $4 materials fee for some projects.

For more information, call 215-247-3637.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Little Theater

Video Library

7141 Germantown Avenue 

The Third Man on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Admission is $6.

For more information, visit www.mtairyvideolibrary.com or stop in at Video Library for films and show times.

Exercise for Any Body                     

9 – 10 a.m.                              Water Tower

Yoga                                         

9:30 – 11p.m.                                 For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Laughing Yoga                                     

11:15 – 1p.m.                                 For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Scrabble                                 

10 a.m. to Noon                          

Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Short Story Discussion                 

Noon  to  1p.m.                                  Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Knitting                                     

1 – 2 p.m.                                Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment

8431 Germantown Avenue

For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net

Free Mini Ice Cream Cones!

The Little Treehouse Play Cafè

10 West Gravers Lane

Fridays 5-8 p.m.

Come out and play and the whole family enjoys one for our mini ice cream cones. Free with admission.

For more information visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com

 

SUNDAY, JULY 19

2nd Annual HUGE Indoor Yard Sale

9 a.m. to 1p.m.

Elkins Park Free Library Community Room

563 East Church Road.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Elkins Park Free Library, come browse through antiques, artwork, jewelry, collectibles, bric-a-brac, house wares, china, crystal, glassware, silver, linens, games, small appliances & electronics, hobby & craft items, lamps, picture frames, planters, small furniture, bedding, storage items, children’s toys, designer clothing & accessories, and much, much more. All proceeds benefit the library.

For directions or more information, call 215-635-5000.

Jazz at Cliveden presents its 10th Annual Outdoor Festival

3-7 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. at Cliveden Street and Germantown Avenue entrances.

Cliveden House

6401 Germantown Ave.

Hear the sweet sounds of Doc Gibbs (Master Percussionist), Jerry Weldon (Saxophoist from the Harry Connick Jr. Band), and The Little Jazz Giants of Camden.Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, something to eat and drink, and friends and family.  Tickets are $10 per person. Sponsored by the Rib Crib, Council of Jazz Advocates and Friends of Cliveden Jazz.

 

MONDAY, JULY 20

Mommy and Me Sing-A-Long Fun! 

The Little Treehouse Play Cafè

10West Gravers Lane

Mondays at 10 a.m.

Join Treehouse staff and sing and move to favorite nursery rhymes and finger plays. Free with admission.

For more information, visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com

WEEKLY EVENTS

 

THURSDAYS

BRIDGE

12 p.m.

Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center

 7999 Crittenden St.,

Bridge for all ages and levels. Cost is $3 to play.

For more information, call 215- 248-0180.

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

7:30 - 9 p.m

Summit Presbyterian Church,

Green and Westview Sts.

Drum class with Maurice Edwards. Cost is $15.

For more information, call 215-849-1484.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCING Or Haddash

8-10 p.m

190 Camp Hill Rd.

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.

 

FRIDAYS

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. Registration is required. Cost is $20 for 4 classes per month. For more information, call 215-247-3029 for more information.

STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

10:30 a.m.

The Roxborough Free Library

6245 Ridge Avenue (at Hermitage Street).

Irene Klemas-Brady (our Children’s Librarian) will lead a program of stories, songs and activities geared to children 4 to 5 years old. Siblings are welcome.  Groups may attend but must call in advance. 

For more information, call 215-685-2550.

 

SATURDAYS

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME

Border’s

8701 Germantown Ave.

Holds story time for children and their care givers at 11 a.m.

For more 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. 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.

BEGINNING BRIDGE COURSE

12:15 p.m.

At the Adult Activities Center

7999 Crittenden Street

Cost is $65 for 10 weeks (non-member $70)

Call 215-248-0180 for more information.

STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS

10:30 a.m.

At The Roxborough branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

6245 Ridge Avenue (at Hermitage Street).

Irene Klemas-Brady (our Children’s Librarian) will lead a program of stories, songs and activities geared to children 18 months to 3 years old.  Siblings are welcome.  Groups may attend but must call in advance.

For more information, please call the branch at 215-685-2550.

 

UPCOMING

REUNIONS

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.

Germantown High School classes of January and June 1959 proudly announce the 50th year reunion celebration. For more information, contact Art at, (609) 788-4638 of Dave at (215) 242-3315, or e-mail www.germantown1959.org, amr1776@comcast.net.

 

ONGOING

EXHIBITS AND SHOWS

Chestnut Hill Gallery, 8117 Germantown Ave., presents EyePhone – Photographic Works by Daniel Husted

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

Allens Lane Art Center Presents The Edelscscheins, A Closer Look. New paintings and sculptures on exhibition May 1 – June 12. Henrietta and Reinhold Edelschein return to Allens Lane Art Center with all new work.  This Mt. Airy husband and wife team of artists produce works that are both electric and thoughtful. Henrietta’s sculptures are bold statements on the human form and their potential energy while Reinhold’s paintings explore the relationship of line and color while referencing imaginary landscapes. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 215-248-0546 for more information

Open House Season at Gallery Saint Martin, 330 West Mermaid Lane. On-going exhibit of regularly featured artists. Continues though August. Open by appointment.Call 215-247-2503 or visit www.gallerysaintmartin.com for more information.

The Stagecrafters in Chestnut Hill will present Neil Simon’s comedic fable, “Jake’s Women”,  directed by David Flagg. The Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., Phila., PA 19118.  Fri-Sun., June 12-14; Thu-Sun., June 18-21,   Thu-Sat, June 25-27.  Tickets $15 (Thu. 2 for $20). Credit cards accepted. All shows 8pm except Sunday shows are at 2pm. Students with valid ID $13. Info: 215-247-8881.  Reservations: 215-247-9913.  www.thestagecrafters.org.

DANCE

 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.

5Rhythms® Movement Classes Held EVERY Second Saturday 3-5:30 p.m. at Summit Presbyterian Church Greene & Westview Sts. Find your dance, find your joy—expressive, cathartic, wonderful!  For all bodies & souls—no experience necessary. $25 pre-registered, $35 walk-in. Always Half-Price for First Timers! For information or to register, e-mail Tammy at5rhythmsphilly@gmail.com or call 917-604-8456

 

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 Center for Enrichment 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.

Art Workshop led by Alex Forbes. 9:30 - 11:30 every Wednesday at the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment, 8431 Germantown Ave., $40/month. Questions? call 215-248-0180 or email chseniors@cavtel.net.

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 Summer season. Eight-week class of small group instruction and sitting meditation practice begins June 1. New Mindful Journaling group and Buddhism Reading Circle begin in June. For registration or more information, call 215-248-7441.

 Chronic Stress Support Group meets every 2nd Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Chestnut Hill Women’s Associates Office STE 40.  A supportive community working together to reduce stress through laughter and breathing techniques.  To register, call Melanie Galioto @ 215-570-4644. $10.

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.

Are you homeschooling children aged 7-12?  Interested in book clubs, research assistance or other library programs?  Call or email Liz Heideman at: heidemane@freelibrary.org to sign up for Falls of Schuylkill Branch Library homeschool mailing list or to get more information about programs for your kids.

The Free Library of Philadelphia provides Free Homework Help at all of its branches.  An adult is available, each afternoon, to help all school-aged kids with their work.  Program hours at the Roxborough branch are:  Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  No sign-up is required, just stop in.

Heart Centered Meditation Private and group classes. Registration now being accepte for group spring class. Six week class with instruction in sitting, chanting and guided imagery. Begins  Thursdays, April 30-June 8, 8-9 p.m. Chestnut Hill location. Tuition deadline 4/20. For information and to register. Call 215-242-0904.

Sunday Afternoon Wine Interlude with Phillip Silverstone 3-5 p.m., the last Sunday of each month,  at The Hill Tea Bar, 6 East Hartwell Ave. With his ever present, self-deprecating dry British sense of humor, Silverstone’s philosophy is refreshingly simple and unique, for anyone intimidated by the subject. His anecdotes, short stories, outspoken opinions and practical tips are aimed at anyone who enjoys a lighthearted approach to the subject of wine. Presented at The Hill Tea Bar on the last Sunday of the month from 3pm-5pm. Call for reservations- 215.381.2226

Laughter Yoga Class every Thursday evening, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Chestnut Hill Water Tower Recreation Center.  $7.  Strengthen immune system, reduce stress and you don’t have to be happy for it to work.  Call Melanie Galioto @ 215-570-4644 or email atlaugh@laughyourselfphilly.

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 of Mt. Airy studio — (MaMa), located across from Weavers Way Studio, offers small group classes in Tai Chi (Sunday nights), fencing (Saturday morning and afternoons), children’s yoga (Monday afternoon), integrated exercise (Sat morning), Salsa (Sunday afternoon) and Funky danced workout (early Saturday) among others. Space is also affordably available for rehearsals and meetings. Air conditioned, pleasant, wood floors and mirrored wall. Corner of Carpenter Lane & Greene Street. 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.

 The Philadelphia School Of Circus Arts offers weekly classes, leadership and team building workshops, parties and camp for 3 to 66 year olds. One of only four such schools in the U.S., with classes in aerials like trapeze, silks and ropes; unicycle; juggling; equilibristics and more. 5900 Greene St. (enter off Rittenhouse St.). 215 849-1991. info@phillycircus.com or www.phillycircus.com

Homework Help Available at the  Roxborough  Free Library- The Free Library of Philadelphia provides free homework help at all of its branches.  An adult is available, each afternoon, to help all school-aged kids with their work.  Program hours at the Roxborough branch are:  Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  Special activities are available most Wednesdays and Fridays.  No sign-up is required, just stop in. The branch is located at 6245 Ridge Avenue (at Hermitage Street).  For more information, please call the branch at 215-685-2550.

The Roxborough branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia also continues to hold story times for toddlers. Tuesdays at 10:30 am,  and Preschool Storytime, Fridays at 10:30. Irene Klemas-Brady (our Children’s Librarian) will lead a program of stories, songs and activities geared to children 18 months to 5 years old.  Siblings are welcome.  Groups may attend but must call in advance. For more information, please call the branch at 215-685-2550.

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.

Woodmere Art Museum is accepting registrations for children’s classes in Animation, Cartooning, Watercolor, Fairytales, Portraiture, and Sculpture. www.woodmereartmuseum or 215-247-0948 for more 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 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.

 

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 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 Nov. 4, Common Feelings; Nov. 18, Coping with the Holidays; Dec. 2, Grief and the Family.  Call 215-624-8190 for more info.

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.

Drinking (Coffee) Liberally The Mt Airy version of the national organization ‘Drinking Liberally’ has given up their pints of beer for a more family friendly environment. This informal group welcomes you to come discuss politics, the news, your views etc. FREE Every Sunday 12-2 p.m. at Infusion Coffee & Tea, 7133 Germantown Ave., 215 248 1718

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.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia nurtures and supports children, youth, and families in every phase of the life cycle through emergency assistance, counseling, chaplaincy, and other vital programs. Each day JFCS reaches out and supports the needs of individuals, families, and communities through its major programmatic areas: Children, Youth, and Family Services; Adult Services; Senior Services; Education and Outreach Services; Jewish Community Services; and Open Arms Adoption Network. For more information call 267-256.2100, email info@jfcsphilly.org or visit www.jfcsphilly.org

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.

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