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THURSDAY, JULY 30
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.
Tai Chi
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Chapel, 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. 
For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-233-6314. Cost: $7 per class/paid monthly.
Groovin’ in the Garden Concert featuring the Keystone State Boychoir
Under the direction of Music Director Joseph P. Fitzmartin and Associate Music Director Steven M. Fisher, Keystone State Boychoir (KSB) consists of 150 young men between the ages of eight and 18 for an inspired evening of music .
Morris Arboretum
100 East Northwestern Ave.
For more information, call 215-247-5777

FRIDAY, JULY 31
Little Theater
Video Library
7141 Germantown Avenue 
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 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
209 East Hartwell Lane
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net
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
Summer Storytelling in The Garden
7 p.m.
Hill Tea Bar
6 East Hartwell Lane
Relax in our English garden with a cup of tea as Annie Hart spins a special story! Annie has been featured on television, radio and is a popular key note speaker.
For more information call 215-381-2226

MONDAY, AUGUST 3
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
Exercise for Any Body                         
9 – 10 a.m.                                    Water Tower  Recreation Center 
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net
Creative Crafts                                               
10 a.m. – Noon                                    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, AUGUST 4
Tai Chi
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Chapel, 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.
Free screening of WALL-E
1 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Avenue.
A/C and refreshments.
For more information, call  215-248-0180.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
Exercise for Any Body                         
9 – 10 p.m.                                    Water Tower
209 East Hartwell
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net
Tai Chi           
Level 1            11:15 – 12:15                        Level 2            12:30 – 1:30                        Level 3            10:00 – 11:00           
Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
100 East Mermaid Lane
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
Craft Club
1:15 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Library
8711 Germantown Avenue
Be creative with local artist Becky Suggs! Ages 6 and up welcome.
For more information, call 215-685-9290.           

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
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.
Tai Chi
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Chapel, 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.
XPN Kids Corner Concert With Ernie & Neal
Morris Arboretum
100 East Northwestern Ave.
For more information, call 215-247-5777
Duo Ernie and Neal will explore many different genres of music including rock and roll, reggae, ska, jazz, folk, bluegrass and more.   Their shows are popular with young and old alike, who typically dance in – and out of – their seats.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
Little Theater
Video Library
7141 Germantown Avenue 
The Soloist 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
209 East Hartwell Lane
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net
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
Artista Gallery Trunk Show
12-9 p.m., August 7 and 8
Artista Gallery 
7151 Germantown Ave.
Meet local artist  Julia Copeland of EIEIO -  childrens  reversible and  functional clothing.
For more information, visit www.artistagallery.info
Maternal Wellness Center hosts Birth Educator Training
August 7, 8, and 9
Maternal Wellness Center
606 Carpenter Lane
Become a BirthWorks Childbirth Educator. Birth Works embodies the philosophy of developing a woman’s self confidence, trust, and faith in her ability to give birth. It is the goal of our Childbirth Educator and Doula Certification Programs, and our childbirth classes, to promote safe and loving birth experiences through education, introspection and confident action.Birth Works affirms that birth is an intensely felt and uniquely empowering transformation for women, babies, and families. Three-day workshop fulfills pre-requisite for certification.
For more information contact Kathleen Furin, 215 713 2666 kathleen@maternalwellness.org or birthworks.org

MONDAY, AUGUST 10
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
Exercise for Any Body                         
9 – 10 a.m.                                    Water Tower  Recreation Center 
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net
Creative Crafts                                               
10 a.m. – Noon                                    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

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.

 

 

 

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.

SAURDAYS
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.
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-r



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