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THURSDAY, MARCH 4
School Play
7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy
35 Hillcrest Ave.
PMCA’s Drama Department presents George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” Thursday through Saturday, March 4-6. Reserved seat tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students. Call 215-233-0782 for more information or to reserve seats.
Wine & Cheese
6 p.m.
Good Food Market
12 W. Willow Grove Ave.
A free wine and cheese night with live acoustical music and a raffle drawing for “A Twist of the Wrist,” cookbook by Nancy Silverton.
Healthy Steps
11:30 a.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
A fun and informative four-hour workshop.
Business Card Exchange
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Philadelphia Northwest Networkers is proud to announce it is hosting its first business card exchange at the studio of nationally renowned ceramic tile artist Karen Singer, located at 90 East Church Lane. In the event of inclement weather, and if the Philadelphia Public Schools are closed, the card exchange will be re-scheduled for Thursday Feb. 25 at the same time and location. Light refreshments will be served; the cost to attend is $10 per person and a business card.  An RSVP is requested, but not required, by sending an email to PhilaNWNetworkers@GMAIL.com.
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, MARCH 5
College Theater Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd. Arcadia University’s Theater presents, “Criminal Hearts” at the Chat Performance Area located in the Dining. Showtimes are March 5-7 at 8 p.m., and March 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. For further information and ticket reservations, call 215-572-2112 or e-mail arcadiatheatre@arcadia.edu.
Opening Reception
6-9 p.m.
The Carolyn Fiedler-Alber Gallery
Allens Lane Art Center
McCallum St. and Allens Ln.
 “Letters to Allens Lane Art Center,” features letter sized works from artists, both student and professionals, who were asked to donate pieces to be included in the exhibition running through April 23. All works will be for sale for just $50 each and all sales will go directly to benefit the programs at the art center. All artworks are being offered without the knowledge of who the artist is.  Only those who make purchases will be given the identity of the artist. This FUNdraiser event was organized to be an all inclusive event for the entire community as all entries received will be exhibited in the gallery. Please join us for the opening reception as many of the artists will be present and the work is being sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Mt. Airy First Friday
With St. Patrick’s Day just weeks away, now’s the time to whet your appetite for world cuisine and international treasures.  Come out to Mt. Airy First Friday on March 5 to bask in Germantown Avenue’s diverse and eclectic cultures — Irish included.For more information, visit www.mtairyusa.org or call 215-844-6021.
First Friday
5-9 p.m.
Artista
7151 Germantown Ave.
Award-winning contemporary artist Kristen Stein’s works, including fine abstracts to whimsical children’s art in the form of paintings, calenders, wall tiles and posters will be on display through March 26.
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.
“The Beaches of Agnes” 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 with Attitude
9:30–11 a.m.
Yoga, a chair, and you
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Center on the Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or e-mail chseniors@cavtel.net.
Laughing Yoga
11:15 a.m.–1 p.m.
Center on the Hill
8855 Germantown 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, MARCH 6
Rescheduled Pruning Workshop
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Allens Lane Art Center
Allens Ln. and McCallum St.
The Pruning Workshop offered by the WMAN Streetscapes Committee on Saturday, Feb. 6 has been postponed until Saturday, March 6. Doris Kessler and Kevin Stutler of the Streetscapes Committee will lead this workshop. Contact WMAN at wman@wman.net or Doris Kessler at doris.kessler@verizon.net for further information.  
Opening Reception
5:30-8 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Gallery
8117 Germantown Ave.
Chestnut Hill Gallery is proud to represent its third annual exhibition of the American Color Print Society, “Beyond Color: A New Look at the Spectrum of Color.” The exhibit runs through March 20. For more information, call 215-248-2549 or visit www.chestnuthillgallery.com.
SPEC Meeting
1-3 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Library
8711 Germantown Ave.
Special Parents of Exceptional Children holds its monthly meeting with guest speaker Robert Naseef, a psychologist and author who is also a parent of a child with a disability.
Seed Starting
2 p.m.
Wyck 
Wyck’s Home Farm Manager, Landon Jefferies, hosts a seed-starting workshop. Cost is $7 for members, $10 for non-members. Registration required. To register, contact Lori Litchman at llitchman@wyck.org or 215-848-1690.
Maple Sugar Day
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wissahickon Environmental Center
300 Northwestern Avenue
Maple sugar candy, storytelling and tree tapping demonstrations are offered throughout the day. Miniature pancakes are served with a taste of the sweet maple syrup that we produce from Fairmount Park’s sugar maple trees.
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, MARCH 7
Performing Arts Center Tours
12-1:30 p.m
William Penn Charter School
3000 W. School House Ln.
Tour the new David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts with tours departing every 15 minutes; last tour at 1:30 p.m. Stay for the 2 p.m. performance of “Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass,” actor Fred Morsell’s powerful play about former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
Choir Concert
4 p.m.
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue
A treble concert featuring the Keystone State Boychoir, Pennsylvania GirlChoir and FYI Singers. Admission is free.

MONDAY, MARCH 8
ESL Classes
7-9 p.m.
Won Community Service Center
423 Abington Ave., Glenside
Free English-as-a Second Language classes for children and adults, each Monday and Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. For more information, email info@woncommunity.org, or visit www.woncommunity.org.
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, MARCH 9
Spring Food Festival
5:30-9 p.m.
Center School
2450 Hamilton Ave., Abington
Center School, a specialized school for children with learning differences, is holding its sixth annual international spring food festival with proceeds benefitting the Center School Scholarship Fund. The night will include over forty restaurants, all serving their signature dishes, as well as entertainment and live and silent auctions. Restaurants will be serving food between 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call 215-657-2200 to purchase tickets or to find out more about Center School.
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 finger plays 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, MARCH 10
Women’s Stories
1 p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
Jazz artist Cathy Donnelly performs women’s stories retold through jazz. Cost is $5.
OMC Learning Series
7 p.m.
Our Mother of Consolation Parish
11 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue
OMC’s Peace and Justice Committee holds its second Annual Learning Series focusing on Catholic Social Teaching and Current Peace and Justice Issues. The discussion topic is, “Catholic Social Teaching and Homelessness,” presented by Sister Mary Scullion, executive director and president of Project H.O.M.E.
The Weight is Over
6-7 p.m.                  
Board Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Ave.
Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Weight Loss Surgery program is helping patients gain life through medically supervised weight loss surgery. With years of experience in weight loss surgery, Surgeon Aley Tohamy, M.D., leads a multidisciplinary team of specialists who can help you gain confidence and knowledge as you discover a whole new you. Registration required. Call 215-753-2000 for more information.
ESL Classes
7-9 p.m.
Won Community Service Center
423 Abington Ave., Glenside
Free English-as-a Second Language classes for children and adults, each Monday and Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.For more information, email info@woncommunity.org, or visit www.woncommunity.org.
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.
Center on the Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
For more information, call 215-248-0180 or email 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.
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, MARCH 11
Women’s Gathering
1 p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
Join author JoAnn Hodges, “Expressions of the Heart,” for a motivational, fun and inspirational presentation. Cost is $5.
Classical Benefit Concert
7 p.m.
Phil-Mont Christian Academy
35 Hillcrest Ave.
The concert by classical pianist John Silva has been rescheduled. The program includes works by Chopin, Beethoven and Debussy. No charge for admission; a freewill offering will be taken to support student financial aid.

 

 

 

Business Card Exchange
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Philadelphia Northwest Networkers is proud to announce it is hosting its first business card exchange at the studio of nationally renowned ceramic tile artist Karen Singer, located at 90 East Church Lane. In the event of inclement weather, and if the Philadelphia Public Schools are closed, the card exchange will be re-scheduled for Thursday Feb. 25 at the same time and location. Light refreshments will be served; the cost to attend is $10 per person and a business card.  An RSVP is requested, but not required, by sending an email to PhilaNWNetworkers@GMAIL.com.
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.
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, MARCH 12
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 4 classes.  Call 215-247-3029 for more information or to register.
Biennial Art Show
Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March 21
William Penn Charter School
3000 W. School House Ln.
Penn Charter Biennial Art Show: Impressions: Exploring Printmaking in the 21st Century. Times vary; call 215-844-3460.
Little Theater
Video Library
7141 Germantown Ave.
“District 9” 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 with Attitude
9:30–11 a.m.
Yoga, a chair, and you
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Center on the Hill
8855 Germantown 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, MARCH 13
Conference on Women and Landscape History
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Temple Ambler Campus
This one-day conference, held in conjunction with the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, will highlight the role of women in designing and maintaining landscapes during the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Speakers will include Judith Tankard, author of a new book on Beatrix Farrand; landscape architect CeCe Haydock on the Europhile influence of Edith Wharton; Elaine Weiss, author of Fruits of Victory, a book about the Women’s Land Army in World War I; Marta McDowell speaking on influential women from New Jersey; and Jenny Rose Carey, Ambler Arboretum director, who will discuss important Philadelphians. To request a brochure, please contact Carol Dutill at cdutill@pennhort.org or 215-988-8869, or call Jenny Rose Carey at 267-468-8400.
College Gala Fundraiser
6-10 p.m.
Chestnut Hill College
The first Chestnut Hill College Scholarship Gala will be held in the Rotunda of St. Joseph Hall. Guests will enjoy cocktails and dinner and will have the opportunity to meet Chestnut Hill College students who are assisted by academic scholarships. Highlights of the evening include dancing and a performance by students from the College’s Music Department. Tickets are $175 a person and event sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.
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, MARCH 14
Community Meeting for Worship
11-11:45 a.m.
William Penn Charter School
3000 W. School House Ln.
We will meet in the manner of Friends, followed by fellowship and refreshments at the rise of Meeting.

UPCOMING
REUNIONS

ONGOING
EXHIBITS AND SHOWS
The Photo Workshop, 8011 Germantown Ave., is currently displaying the whimsical botanical illustrations of MF Cardamone through March 13
Home: Reflections and Projections featuring works by Christina Day and Brenna K. Murphy at Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space, 25 W. Mt. Airy Ave., Feb. 18 through March 20. Gallery is open Saturdays 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Both artists work with source material rooted in the concept of home, but approach it from different perspectives. Day’s work mines memories of domestic place, reflecting and reframing them into new forms. Murphy’s work, on the other hand, begins from an unrooted vantage, and projects a sense of imagined place into the present.
Chestnut Hill Historical Society, 8708 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, offers public research hours Tues. through Sat. Call for an appointment, 215-247-0417.

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 contribu

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