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THURSDAY, SEPT. 3
Reader’s Theater
10–11 a.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Bridge Game
12–3 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Tai Chi
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.
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., Fort Washington
For more information, call 610-688-3284 or visit www.beaverfolkdance.org.
Awareness Through Movement
5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
Chapel, 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 215-233-6244.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4
Exhibition Opening
6-9 p.m.
Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space
25 W. Mt. Airy Ave.
“Two Together,” an exhibition of the works of Craig Kane and Timon Meyer, begins on Sept. 4 with an opening reception. The exhibit will run through Oct. 16.
For more information, call 215-764-5621.
Opening Reception
6-9 p.m.
Artista Gallery
7151 Germantown Ave.,
Martha Kent Martin: Jewelry Metalsmith exhibition to run through Sept. 30.
For more information, call 215-248-2450.
Little Theater
Video Library
7141 Germantown Ave.
“Goodbye Solo” 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 Ln.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Yoga
9:30–11 a.m.
St. Paul’s Church
22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Laughing Yoga
11:15 a.m.–1 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church
22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Scrabble
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Short Story Discussion
12-1p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
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 Ave.
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 Ln.
5-8 p.m.
Come out and play and the whole family enjoy mini ice cream cones. Free with admission.
For more information, visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
Children’s Story Time
11 a.m.
Border’s
8701 Germantown Ave.
Holds story time for children and their caregivers.
For more information, call 215-248-1213.
Awareness Through Movement
11 a.m. to noon
Chapel, 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.
Storytime For Toddlers
10:30 a.m.
Roxborough Library
6245 Ridge Ave.
Children’s Librarian Irene Klemas-Brady leads 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, call the branch at 215-685-2550.
Ten Thousand Villages Grand Re-Opening Celebration
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8331 Germantown Avenue 
Special activities and offers will include Rangoli sidewalk art, henna painting, free gift with purchase (while supplies last) and complimentary refreshments, including a chocolate fondue fountain.
For more information visit www.tenthousandvillages.com, or contact Karen Seeber, Media Relations, at 717-859-8150.

MONDAY, SEPT. 7
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.-12 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
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 Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8
For Women Who Grieve
6:30-8 p.m.
Women’s Center
8811 Germantown Ave.
For most women, the loss of their spouse or loved one is intensely personal and overwhelming. Their life is forever changed, yet they are expected to be the same. Achieving balance and independence is a constant struggle. “For Women Who Grieve,” facilitated by Barbara A. Penny, a local attorney and advocate who lost her husband to cancer 13 years ago, will provide emotional support and the tools to move forward. Additionally, Barbara will provide the opportunity for participants to talk openly in an intimate setting about life after this life-altering event. 
For more information or to register, call 215-260-1268. 
Leg Pain and Peripheral Artery Disease
6:30 p.m.
Lea Auditorium
Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Ave.
Peripheral artery disease is a condition, similar to coronary artery disease, where fatty deposits build up in the inner linings of the artery walls. With PAD blood flow is restricted to the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. In its early stages a common symptom is cramping or fatigue in the legs and buttocks during activity. Come hear Mark Kahn, M.D., director of vascular and endovascular surgery for Chestnut Hill Hospital, shed some light on this important topic. Registration is required.
For more information, call 215-753-2000.
Tai Chi
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.
Express Yourself
Falls of Schuylkill Branch Library
3501 Midvale Ave.
Enjoy creative stories, music and activities with your child this summer. For children 15 months to 3 years. Siblings are welcome.  Daycares, call for separate appointments.
For more information, or to confirm program times, call Liz Heideman at 215-685-2093.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9
Weight Loss Surgery
6-7 p.m.
Board Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Ave.
“The Weight is Over,” an information session on weight loss surgery with Penn surgeons Keith Kreitz, M.D., and Aley Tohamy, M.D. held on four Wednesdays, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9. Registration is required.
For more information, call 215-753-2000.
Toastmasters
7-8:30 p.m.
Lovett Library
6945 Germantown Ave.
Covenant Toastmasters Club provides a comfortable and instructive environment in which to develop public speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome to visit meetings.
For more information, visit covenant.freetoasthost.us.
Exercise for Any Body
9–10 p.m.
Water Tower Recreation Center
209 East Hartwell Ln.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Tai Chi
Level 1            11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Level 2            12:30–1:30 p.m.
Level 3            10–11 a.m.
Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
100 E. Mermaid Ln.
Bridge Game
12–3 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Snack and Story Time
The Little Treehouse Play Cafe
10 West Gravers Lane
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.
For more information, visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com.
Craft Club
1:15 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Library
8711 Germantown Ave.
Be creative with local artist Becky Suggs. Ages 6 and up are welcome.
For more information, call 215-685-9290.
International Dancing
Or Haddash
8-10 p.m
190 Camp Hill Rd., Fort Washington
For more information, call 610-688-3284 or visit www.beaverfolkdance.org.
Focus on Local Art Exhibit Planning Meeting
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Mt. Airy Custom Framing
6837 Germantown Avenue 
We’re inviting artists to exhibit their work on every open wall space we can find.  The event will happen on the First Friday and Saturday in November.  If you’re interested in making this event a yearly tradition that draws people to Mt. Airy we need your help. 
For more information visit www.mtairybiz.com.
Information Session for School of Continuing and Professional Studies 
6 p.m.
Chestnut Hill College
Social Room in Fournier Hall
9601 Germantown Ave.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies will hold an Information Session for prospective students interested in the ACCELERATED degree program. There will be a brief presentation on the variety of degree programs available, followed by a question-and-answer session. Prospective students interested in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies can also have their transcripts evaluated, apply for admission, and find out which courses from other schools will transfer. Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation. Degree program application fees will be waived for those who submit an application at the event.
For more information and to register, call 215.248.7062 or e-mail chcadm@chc.edu.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
Business Networking
8-9:30 a.m.
Golden Crust Restaurant
7155 Germantown Ave.
The business Network International Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy chapter meets over continental breakfast. Cost is $10.
For more information, call 215-783-0560.
Reader’s Theater
10–11 a.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Bridge Game
12–3 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Tai Chi
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.
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.
Awareness Through Movement
 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
Chapel, 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 215-233-6244.
CIP Open House/ Live Radio Broadcast/WURD-900AM
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-848-7722
35th Annual Irish Music and Dance Festival Presents Tim Britton and Friends in Concert
8 p.m.
Philadelphia’s Irish Center
Carpenter Lane and Emlen Street
For more information on the Festival or to purchase advance tickets go to: www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org or email phillyceiligroup@gmail.org.
Mount Airy Business Association  Breakfast Meeting
8:30 - 9:50 a.m.
Lutheran Theological Seminary, Ampitheater in Haagan Hall
7301 Germantown Avenue
This month we are unveiling our re-designed, updated website.  If you are a member and you have never utilized this great member benefit, this session is for you.  We’ll show you how to update your listing, post news and events and utilize the website to help your business or organization achieve its goals. This meeting happens every 2nd Thursday of the month. Join us for breakfast, networking and learning. We promise to have you back at work by 10:00 a.m. 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
Little Theater
Video Library
7141 Germantown Ave. 
“State of Play” 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 Recreation Center
209 E. Hartwell Ln.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Yoga
9:30–11p.m.
St. Paul’s Church
22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Laughing Yoga
11:15 a.m.–1p.m.
St. Paul’s Church
22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Scrabble
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Short Story Discussion
12-1p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
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 Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Free Mini Ice Cream Cones
The Little Treehouse Play Cafè
10 W. Gravers Ln.
5-8 p.m.
Come out and play and the whole family enjoy mini ice cream cones. Free with admission.
For more information, visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com.

 

 

 

 

35th Annual Irish Music and Dance Festival Presents A Night of Irish Song
8 p.m.
Philadelphia’s Irish Center
Carpenter Lane and Emlen Street
For more information on the Festival or to purchase advance tickets go to: www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org or email phillyceiligroup@gmail.org.

Plymouth Meeting Mall’s Cruise Night
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Cruise over to Plymouth Meeting Mall Friday, to discover a wide assortment of thrilling motorcycles, giant monster trucks, and exotic muscle cars presented by Plymouth Township Parks and Recreation.  Attendees are encouraged to ask drivers and owners about the mechanics of the exhilarating vehicles. Formerly Touch-a-Truck, Cruise Night has expanded to feature a diverse variety of distinctly styled supercars and high-speed motorcycles along with powerful trucks. The event takes place in the South Plaza Parking area at Plymouth Meeting Mall on the Germantown Pike- Turnpike side of the mall.
If you are interested in showing off your ride, contact Katie Hanna at 610-277-6127 or khanna@plymouthtownship.org to register.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
A Tour and Picnic Overlooking the Schuylkill
2 p.m.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
A tour will explore connections between Laurel Hill and the Schuylkill River, followed by a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) picnic overlooking the river. Blankets, Beverages and Cold Storage for lunches will be provided. Cost is $15 per person; $12 for members; $8 for students; children are free.
For more information, call 215-228-8200 or visit www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org.
Children’s Story Time
11 a.m.
Border’s
8701 Germantown Ave.
Holds story time for children and their caregivers.
For more information, call 215-248-1213.
Awareness Through Movement
11 a.m. to noon
Chapel, 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.
Storytime For Toddlers
10:30 a.m.
Roxborough Library
6245 Ridge Ave.
Children’s Librarian Irene Klemas-Brady leads 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, call the branch at 215-685-2550.
35th Annual Irish Music and Dance Festival
Philadelphia’s Irish Center
Carpenter Lane and Emlen Street
The day will begin with workshops provided by some of the leading nationally and internationally known Irish Traditional musicians, dancers, and cultural experts, Followed at 7 p.m. by a can’t – miss concert featuring Len Graham and Brian O’hAirt, Cruinn - a local trad band that includes Rosaleen McGill, Augie Fairchild and Tom O’Malley, and BUA, the Irish “Super Group” from Chicago. At 10 p.m. until the wee hours a very special traditional House Party honoring local musician, Frank Malley, who recently passed away, will be held in the Fireside room featuring popular local traditional singers such as Courtney Malley and Jen Shonwald, musicians and dancers and a special guest host.
For more information on the Festival or to purchase advance tickets go to: www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org or email phillyceiligroup@gmail.org.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 13
60-year Retrospective
2 p.m.
Cheltenham Center for the Arts
439 Ashbourne Rd.
CCA presents a solo exhibition of one of its most beloved artist members Mili Dunn Weiss, Sept. 13 through Oct. 16. Weiss has been working as an artist since the 1940’s after leaving Tyler  School of Art. Tyler since honored her as a Fellow. She has exhibited throughout the world and her art is included in the collections of several renowned international museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harvard, Sichuan Institute of Fine Art in China and Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.
For more information, call 215-379-4660 or visit www.cheltenhamarts.org.
Professional Bra Fitting Day
11a.m. - 5 p.m. — fittings
2 p.m. — Presentation on “The Perfect Fit”
Chestnut Hill Hospital and Nordstrom are partnering for a day of bra fitting tips and free fitting appointments. The right size bra does wonders for your figure and the wrong size bra cannot only be unsightly, but also painful. Fittings will be done by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, call 610-265-6111.
Laurel Hill In Letters And Diaries
2 p.m.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
“In Their Own Words: Laurel Hill in Letters and Diaries,” is a walking tour of the lives of famous and not-so famous Philadelphians resting in Laurel hill Cemetery told through original manuscripts found within the city’s most notable libraries and archives. Cost is $15 per person; $12 for members; $8 for students; children are free.
For more information, call 215-228-8200 or visit www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org.
Jenkintown Jazz and Brewfest
1-5 p.m.
Jenkintown Town Square
Greenwood Ave. and Leedom St.
The 10th Annual Jenkintown Jazz and Brewfest features tasty local foods, a hot jazz soundtrack and premium handcrafted beer chasers. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 day-of. A sporty scooter is also being raffled off with chances available in advance at the Drake Tavern on Old York Road in Jenkintown. The raffle will be drawn at 4 p.m. Winner need not be present. Musical performers include Denise King, Richie Cole, Jenkintown High School jazz combo.
For more information and tickets, visit www.jenkintownjazzandbrewfest.com.
Hair Care Workshop Featuring Hair Guru Nathan Anthony Bleu
1-3 p.m.
One Salon
7119 Germantown Avenue
ONE Salon and Blackbone Gallery will be co-hosting an exciting event featuring Philly’s own Hair Guru, Nathan Anthony Bleu. Bleu is a Sassoon trained stylist who specializes in multicultural hair. He has been featured in major industry publications and is a research developer for product companies such as Toni & Guy and Paul Mitchell.  Bleu’s goal through this workshop is to inspire multicultural youth to take proper care of their hair at home, understand products and chemicals for specific hair types, and mostly to gain confidence through education! $15 event charge includes a fabulous gift bag of hair products!
For more information or to RSVP, call One Salon 215-242-0113 or Blackbone Gallery  215-242-2299.

 

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 14
Challenges and Benefits in Mid-life
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Mondays beginning September 14
Chestnut Hill Hospital
Medical Offices, Suite 40
8815 Germantown Ave.
Supportive therapy and education group to assist in new perspectives and growth for women in mid-life. Areas addressed will be perimenopause and menopause, body image, relationships, career and enjoyment. The positive effects of healthy lifestyle, as well as alternative and conventional medical treatments will also be discussed. Facilitators are Lisa Lambert, M.D., Chestnut Hill gynecologist and alternative medicine advocate and Nancy Pollack, M.S., psychotherapist and health educator. Cost is $15 per session. Registration is required.
For more information, call 215-753-2000.
Exercise for Any Body
9–10 a.m.
Water Tower Recreation Center
209 Hartwell Ln.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Creative Crafts
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
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 Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.

Tuesday, SEPT. 15
Tai Chi
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.
Calling all Mt. Airy Restaurant Owners
8:30 - 10 a.m.
Umbria Restaurant
7130 Germantown Avenue
If you own a Mt. Airy restaurant, cafe, deli or catering business, please join us for a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, September 15th to discuss ways we can work together to reduce our costs, improve our businesses and increase our revenue.   Alisa Consorto, Chef Owner of Umbria, has graciously offered to host our first meeting. Come find out what events and promotions are being planned.  We promise it will be worth your time. 
For more information or questions and comments, call Kim Miller at 215-242-0777 or email at mtairybiz.com
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16
Infant Adoption
6:30-8 p.m.
Lovett Library
6945 Germantown Ave.
Open Arms Adoption Network presents a free information meeting about domestic infant open adoption. Registration is required prior to all meetings. To register call 267-256-2053 or email info@OpenArmsAdoption.net.
Flower Show at Plymouth Meeting Mall
Wednesday, September 16 from 1 – 9 p.m. and Thursday, September 17 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Stop by Plymouth Meeting Mall’s Boscov’s Court to view the beautiful array of floral designs created by area garden enthusiasts. This year, the public is encouraged to enter the Horticulture and Novelists Designs categories with specimens of flowers or trees. Participants must pre-register by contacting the Norristown Garden Club at info@norristowngardenclub.org.
Facebook Workshop
September 15th & 17th at 1p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Avenue
For more information, call 215-848-7722

 

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

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.
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