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THURSDAY, JAN. 7
Knitting Club
3:30 p.m.
Roxborough Library
6245 Ridge Ave.
Roxborough Library’s after school LEAP program is starting a Knitting Club on Thursdays for children ages 10 and up. Teens and adults are also welcome. Beginners can learn to knit; experienced people may share their skills. Some materials provided or bring your own.
Chess Game
12-1 p.m.
Center on the Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
50-and-Better adults challenge Chestnut Hill Academy middle-schoolers in games of chess, Scrabble, backgammon, etc. For more information, call 215-248-0180 or email chseniors@cavtel.net.
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.
Springfield Residence, 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 $8 per class/paid monthly. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-882-2804 or 215-233-9004.
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.

FRIDAY, JAN. 8
The Doctor’s in the House
10:30 a.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
Have your medical and health care related questions answered by Dr. Brent Simmons, Drexel University College of Medicine. To register, call Delores Palmer, In Touch – Mind, Body and Spirit Program coordinator, 215-849-5100.
Free Home Weatherization Workshop
2 p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
CIP is a Neighborhood Energy Center funded by the Energy Coordinating Agency. To register, call CIP Energy Assistance coordinator, Rosalind Carroll, 215-848-7722.
Early Bird Special
8 a.m.
The Little Treehouse Café
10 W. Gravers Ln.
The Little Treehouse will open at 8 a.m. and offer all day specials: $10 off a ten visit card, 25 percent off all toys and free coffee from 8-10 a.m. Month of December: For every $25 you purchase in gift certificates: you receive $5 in Treehouse Tender.
Golden Yoga
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Ave.
Golden Yoga is Classical Yoga adapted to accommodate those who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. It is especially helpful to seniors and those with special needs. The program includes postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques, all done while sitting in a chair or standing. Cost is $20 for four classes.
Call 215-247-3029 for more information or to register.
Little Theater
Video Library
7141 Germantown Ave.
“Laila’s Birthday” 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.
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.
SATURDAY, JAN. 9
Welcome to Mindfulness
10:30 a.m.
8419 Germantown Ave.
Join us for an introduction to the benefits and experience of mindfulness mediation as a path for cultivating mind-body awareness and well-being. A great opportunity to begin the new year with a sense of exploration and self-discovery. Pre-registration is required, call 215-248-7441.
Civil War Exhibit
Jan. 9 and 10
Mermaid Lane Studios
133 W. Mermaid Ln. (located in a row of five garages behind the building) “Zouaves, Devils & Sass: Printed Envelopes & Political Passions During The American Civil War,” will be shown as an open studio presentation at Todd Kimmell’s Mermaid Lane Studios in Chestnut Hill. Tapping into a wealth of undeservedly obscure single panel political cartoons printed on envelopes during the Civil War, the exhibit presents these remarkable images as large format prints, digitally restored, greatly enlarged and printed on fine quality art stock papers using archival inks.
SPEC Meeting
1-3 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Library
8711 Germantown Ave.
Special Parents of Exceptional Children hosts its monthly meeting with featured speaker Ruth Landsman, director and founding member of the Parents Exchange, an information, referral and advocacy organization. No RSVP required.
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.
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.

SUNDAY, JAN. 10
Community Café
2:30-5 p.m.
Sedgwick Theater
7137 Germantown Ave.
Northwest Philadelphia Community Café provides an opportunity for people to get together in a relaxed setting to talk about issues that matter in the Northwest Philadelphia community. Workshop topics include recycling, composting, safety, city services, health care and weatherization. Co-sponsored by MARCHinG for Change and Neighborhood Networks. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-247-9169.

MONDAY, JAN. 11
Greet the Week with Mindfulness
9-10 a.m.
8419 Germantown Ave.
Find out how the practice of mindfulness helps us center and enter the week with ease. Eight-week program of instruction and practice in sitting meditation begins today. Small-group format centers on guided awareness practices and informal dialogue. Pre-registration is required, call 215-248-7441.
Awareness Through Movement
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown 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 Feldenkrais practitioner. Cost is $10 per class, $50 for six classes (20% discount for Senior Circle members). For more information or to register, call 267-432-1795.

TUESDAY, JAN. 12
Guitar Workshop at Sunset
6 p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
Presented by internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, Monette Sudler-Honesty, CIP will hold two workshops on Jan. 12 and 14. For fee information and to register, call 215-848-7722.
Mommy and Me Sing-A-Long
10:30 a.m.
The Little Treehouse
10 W. Gravers Ln.
Join Treehouse staff for songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays for tots and their caregivers. Free with admission. For more information, call 215-247-3637 or visit www.treehouseplaycafe.com.
Acupuncture Wellness Circles
Springboard Studio
530 Carpenter Ln.
Susan Bloch leads small group sessions ($30 per session or $75 for three) in a relaxed, comfortable space on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m.
Awareness Through Movement
7-8 p.m.
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown 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 267-432-1795.
Tai Chi
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Springfield Residence, 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 $8 per class/paid monthly. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-882-2804 or 215-233-9004.
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. For more information, or to confirm program times, call Liz Heideman at 215-685-2093.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13
Chestnut Hill Mindfulness Meditation
6:30-7:30 p.m.
8419 Germantown Ave.
Join our after-work group as we release the busyness and stress of the day by opening tot he peace of the present moment. Eight week program of continuing studies and varied practice in mindfulness, including sitting meditation, mindful movement and loving-kindness.Pre-registration is required, call 215-248-7441.
Financial Education Workshop
1 p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
Focusing on topes from predatory lending to budget balancing, this workshop is the first in a series to be led by a facilitator from the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition.
Storytime
10 a.m.
The Little Treehouse
10 W. Gravers Ln.
Enjoy free “Taste of Philly” soft pretzels, and storytime every Wednesday, free with admission, sponsored by the wonderful staff at Citibank, Chestnut Hill.
Toastmasters
7:30-9 p.m.
New Covenant Campus
7500 Germantown Ave.,
Founders Hall, Room B-11 (2nd floor)
Covenant Toastmasters Club provides a comfortable, instructive environment for developing public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, visit http://covenant.freetoasthost.us/.
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 W. Gravers Ln.
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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 14
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.

 

 

ai Chi
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Springfield Residence, 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 $8 per class/paid monthly.
For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-882-2804 or 215-233-9004.
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.

FRIDAY, JAN. 15
Little Theater
Video Library
7141 Germantown Ave.
“Departures” 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.
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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 16
Welcome to Mindfulness
10:30-12 p.m.
8419 Germantown Ave.
Six-week introductory program of small group instruction and guided practice for those new to (or returning to) mindfulness meditation. Session include practical suggestions for bringing more clarity and awareness to the activities of everyday living. Pre-registration is required, call 215-248-7441.
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.
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.

SUNDAY, JAN. 17

UPCOMING
REUNIONS
Cheltenham High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 7-11 p.m. at the ACE Conference Center, 800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill. Contact Joanne Feld Madorno at joannemadorno@verizon.net or call her at 215-591-0101.
Little Flower Class of 1979 will hold its 30th reunion on Saturday, Nov. 14 at St. Katherine of Siena Church, Frankford Ave. & Primrose Rd. Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception. For additional information or to purchase tickets call Kathy Strzelecki Costello at 215-637-8623.
IHM (Roxborough) Class of 1978 will hold its 30th reunion on Friday, Nov. 27 from 6-10 p.m. at the Great American Pub, Conshohocken. For more information, email ihmreunion@verizon.net.

ONGOING
EXHIBITS AND SHOWS
New Exhibit Opening
The Carolyn Fiedler-Alber Gallery
Allens Lane Art Center
“Double Visions: Hiro Sakaguchi and James Rosenthal’
Jan. 8 – Feb. 18, 2010
This exhibition will explore the similarities and differences that these two Philadelphia-based artists share as they make comments and observations about their ideas, imaginations and observations about the world around them. The work exhibited will highlight the way in which these modern artists express themselves with similar traditional materials and yet achieve very different results.
For directions and additional information, visit www.allenslane.org.

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.
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.




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