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THURSDAY, JUNE 3
Streetscape Meeting
5:30-7 p.m.
Lutheran Theological Seminary
Amphitheater at Hagan Hall
Mt. Airy USA will hold a public meeting to discuss current and upcoming construction activities in the Mt. Airy Streetscape Improvement Project. Representatives from Mt. Airy USA, Miller Brothers Inc., and PennDOT will be present.
Global Gardeners
1-6 p.m.
Cathedral Village
600 Cathedral Road
A standard flower show presented by The Outdoor Gardeners. Admission is free.
Play Reading
10-11 a.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
Group decides what to read; memorization not required. Questions? Contact the Center at 215-248-0180 or chseniors@cavtel.net.
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.
Play Reading
10-11 a.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
Group decides what to read; memorization not required. Questions? Contact the Center at 215-248-0180 or 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, JUNE 4
Opening Reception
6-9 p.m.
Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space
25 W. Mt. Airy Ave.
Affinity, a new exhibit, featuring work by Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Abbey Ryan and Jury Smith, opens with a reception on June and runs through the 26th. Gallery is open Saturdays, 12-3 p.m. and by appointment. Artist couples often share ties that resonate deeply in their professional practice as well as their personal lives. This exhibition explores the work of four artists and the way their work is intertwined. Hillerbrand+Magsamen are a Texas-based collaborative team that use video and installation to explore concepts of interpersonal space, memory and family dynamic. Abbey Ryan and Jury Smith are Philadelphia based artists who share a fascination with process and layering, expressed in very different mediums.
Spring Piano Concert
1 p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
Pianists will perform in concert. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.
Artist’s Reception
6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Photo Workshop
8011 Germantown Ave.
The Profiles Giclee Gallery at The Photo Workshop is featuring a medley of works on paper and canvas by Lois Schlachter through June 12. Fore more information, call 215-247-0740 or visit www.thephotoworkshop.net.
Jazz Series
6-9 p.m.
The Little Treehouse
10 W. Gravers Lane
Stan Slotter, on trumpet and flute, and Keith Javors, on piano, perform at the summer Maplewood Music Studio jazz series. Admission is free.
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.
“Shadow of a Doubt” 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.
Center for Enrichment Activities
8431 Germantown Ave.
Scrabble games 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Short Story discussion group 12-1 p.m.; Knitters 1-2 p.m. Call first (215-248-0180) or just come.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Mt. Airy Art Jam
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Germantown Avenue (between Allens Lane and Mt. Pleasant)
Mt. Airy Buisness Association presents an annual festival with live music, kids activities, vendors and food.
Jazz Series
6-9 p.m.
The Little Treehouse
10 W. Gravers Lane
Lynn Riley, on sax and flute, and Rich Rudin, on piano, perform at the summer Maplewood Music Studio jazz series. Admission is free.
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, JUNE 6
Youthchoirs Gala Concert
5 p.m.
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
Broad and Spruce Streets
The Sixth Annual Commonwealth Youthchoirs Gala Concert, “Broadway Bound,” featuring the Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir with special guests Lauren Flanigan and Alison Fraser. For tickets, contact the Kimmel Center Box Office at 215-893-1999.

MONDAY, JUNE 7
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. Ten-week program of instruction and practice in sitting mediation in small-group format centers on guided awareness practices and informal dialogue. Pre-registration is required. Call 215-248-7441.
Toddler Story Time
10:30 –11:30 a.m.
Wyck
Bring your toddler to Wyck on the first Monday of every month, beginning May 3, to enjoy stories in Wyck’s gardens. Meredith Jacoby will lead the hour of nature tales. Themes will vary from month to month; May’s Story Time will focus on spring and will feature musician Gina Ferragame. Cost: Free for Wyck members, $5 non-members. Toddler Story Time is held rain or shine.
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, JUNE 8
Eyeing Art
1 p.m.
Center for Enrichment
Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church
8855 Germantown Ave.
“The Art of Looking at Art” with Sheldon Weintraub, MD and Barnes Foundation docent. Admission is $10. For more information, call 215-248-0180 or chseniors@cavtel.net.
WMAN Annual Meeting
7:30 p.m.
Germantown Home
6950 Germantown Ave.
The meeting agenda includes the 2010/2011 election of officers and directors, the president’s report, and the announcement of the 50 Good Neighbor nominees who will be honored in September in conjunction with WMAN’s 50th Anniversary.
Tap & Belly Dance Spring Performance
1 p.m.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave.
Join CIP active older adults as they tap and shimmy and demonstrate the moves they have practiced for months. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.
Mt. Airy Farmer’s Market
3-7 p.m.
Valley Green Bank and Lutheran Seminary present the Mt. Airy Farmer’s Market every Tuesday afternoon beginning May 25. Parking is available at the Valley Green Bank parking lot across the street from the William Allen Plaza at the seminary.
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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9
Chestnut Hill Mindfulness
Mediation
6:30-7:30 p.m.
8419 Germantown Ave.
Join an after-work group for an eight-week program on continuing studies and varied practice in mindfulness, including sitting mediation, mindful movement. Pre-registration is required. Call 215-248-7441.
Help for Seniors
1 p.m.
Mayor’s Commission on Aging
100 S. Broad St., 4th Floor
The Philadelphia Senate of Aging incites ministers and community leaders to a workshop on helping seniors cut their grocery bills and obtain free cell phones. To RSVP, call 215-248-9438.
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, JUNE 10
Toddler Story Time
10:30 –11:30 a.m.
Wyck
Bring your toddler to Wyck on the first Monday of every month, beginning May 3, to enjoy stories in Wyck’s gardens. Meredith Jacoby will lead the hour of nature tales. Themes will vary from month to month; May’s Story Time will focus on spring and will feature musician Gina Ferragame. Cost: Free for Wyck members, $5 non-members. Toddler Story Time is held rain or shine.
Guitar & Poetry Jam
1 p.m.
Under the direction of internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, Monette Sudler Honesty, CIP’s guitarists will delight you with their arrangements as CIP’s spoken word artists keep the groove. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.
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.

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 11
Musical Community Theater
Stagecrafters
8130 Germantown Ave.
Stagecrafters Theater presents, “The Fantasticks,” book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt. Director: Catherine Pappas; Musical Director: Samuel Heifetz; Choreographer: Trina Horning Wu. Fri.-Sun. June 11-13, Thu.-Sun. June 17-20, and Thu.-Sun. June 24-27. All shows 8 p.m., except Sun. shows 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, Thursdays 2-for-$30. For more information, call 215-247-8881 or visit www.thestagecrafters.org.
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.
Little Theater
Video Library
7141 Germantown Ave.
“The Messenger” 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.
Center for Enrichment Activities
8431 Germantown Ave.
Scrabble games 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Short Story discussion group 12-1 p.m.; Knitters 1-2 p.m. Call first (215-248-0180) or just come.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12
Opening Reception
6-8 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Gallery
8117 Germantown Ave.
Chestnut Hill Gallery presents an emerging artist exhibition featuring the works of John L. Harris, Greg Biche and Lara Cantu-Hertzler through June 26. For more information, call 215-248-2549 or visit www.chestnuthillgallery.com.
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, JUNE 13

UPCOMING
REUNIONS

ONGOING
EXHIBITS AND SHOWS
Affinity

Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Abbey Ryan and Jury Smith
June 4th - June 26th, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, June 4th 2010 6 to 9 PM

Gallery is open Saturdays 12 PM to 3 PM and by appointment.
(PLEASE NOTE CHANGED HOURS)
Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space is pleased to present Affinity, an exhibition of works by Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Abbey Ryan and Jury Smith.
Hillerbrand+Magsamen

Abbey Ryan

Jury Smith
Artist couples often share ties that resonate deeply in their professional practice as well as their personal lives. This exhibition explores the work of four artists and the way their work is intertwined. Hillerbrand+Magsamen are a Texas-based collaborative team that use video and installation to explore concepts of interpersonal space, memory and family dynamic. Abbey Ryan and Jury Smith are Philadelphia based artists who share a fascination with process and layering, expressed in very different mediums.

The Profiles Giclee Gallery at The Photo Workshop is featuring a medley of works on paper and canvas by Lois Schlachter through June 12. Samples of Schlachter’s work can be viewed at www.photoworkshop.com or stop in at 8011 Germantown Avenue Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-3 to enjoy the full show. For more information, call Janine at 215-242-1404.
Chestnut Hill Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 8117 Germantown Ave., presents an emergin artists exhibition featuring the works of John L. Harris, Greg Biche and Lara Cantu-Hertzler through June 26.
Chestnut Hill Historical Society, 8708 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, offers public research hours Tues. through Sat. Call for an appointment, 215-247-0417.
Allens Lane Art Center presents, “Carpenter’s Woods: Photographs by Linda Fry Goschke,” May 7 – June 11. This exhibition will highlight the woods’ unique connection to ornithology with a collection of Linda Fry Goschke’s photographs of specimens that she has taken over the years. This exhibition will also focus on the Friends of Carpenter’s Woods group that helps care and maintain this living treasure.
For directions and additional information, visit www.allenslane.org.

DANCE
English Country Dance workshops are held the first Saturday of the month, October through May, at Summit Presbyterian Church, Greene & Westview Sts. in Mt. Airy. Call 215-836-0426 or visit www.germantowncountrydancers.org.
5Rhythms® Movement Classes Held EVERY Second Saturday 3-5:30 p.m. at Summit Presbyterian Church Greene & Westview Sts. Find your dance, find your joy—expressive, cathartic, wonderful! For all bodies & souls—no experience necessary. $25 pre-registered, $35 walk-in. Always Half-Price for First Timers! For information or to register, e-mail Tammy at5rhythmsphilly@gmail.com or call 917-604-8456

CLASSES
Allens Lane Art Center offers classes & workshops for children and adults in a variety of art and dance classes, and workshops in jewelry making, painting, doll making and creative writing. Call 215-248-0546 or visit www.allenslane.org.
The Apothecary Garden, 7721 Germantown Ave., offers classes on custom blended botanicals, teas, tinctures, & essential oils. For more information, call 215-247-2110.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment offers classes and activities: crafters and seamstresses, Mondays 10 a.m. to noon; knitting for merchant seamen, Fridays at 1 p.m.; bridge, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon; chess lessons, Mondays at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 215-248-0180 or email chseniors@cavtel.net.
Art Workshop led by Alex Forbes. 9:30 - 11:30 every Wednesday at the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment, 8431 Germantown Ave., $40/month. Questions? call 215-248-0180 or email chseniors@cavtel.net.
Chestnut Hill Hospital is holding Golden Yoga Classes every Friday 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lea Auditorium at the Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. Golden Yoga is Classical Yoga, adapted by the SKY Foundation, to accommodate those who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. The program includes postures, breathing relaxation and meditation techniques, all performed while sitting in a chair and standing. Instructor Barbara Levitt has been teaching yoga for the past 30 years and has even taught people in their nineties. Registration is required. Cost is $20 for 4 classes per month. Call 215-247-3029 for more information.
Chestnut Hill Mindfulness Meditation offers morning and evening groups, introductory sessions, and silent retreat days. Registration now being accepted for Summer season. Eight-week class of small group instruction and sitting meditation practice begins June 1. New Mindful Journaling group and Buddhism Reading Circle begin in June. For registration or more information, call 215-248-7441.
Chronic Stress Support Group meets every 2nd Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Chestnut Hill Women’s Associates Office STE 40. A supportive community working together to reduce stress through laughter and breathing techniques. To register, call Melanie Galioto @ 215-570-4644. $10.
Church of the Annunciation is forming an Early Childhood Music Class for children ages four and five, which will begin on Thursday September 18. The classes will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at The Church of the Annunciation at Carpenter Lane and Lincoln Drive in Mt. Airy, and Will continue for 15 sessions. Taught by pianist and PA certified K-12 music teacher Lou Walinsky, the class will allow children the opportunity to experience the love of music and to learn about the elements of music in age appropriate ways. It will enable children to understand and connect with a wide variety of music and prepare them for future individual instrumental lessons. For more information, contact Lou Walinsky at 215-848-0845 or e-mail him at PianolandLW @hotmail.com.
Cummins School of Irish Dance offers classes for ages 3 and up at The Irish Center on Emlen Street and Carpenter Lane. Cost is $10 per lesson. Visit www.cumminsschool.com or call 215-508-1763.
Are you homeschooling children aged 7-12? Interested in book clubs, research assistance or other library programs? Call or email Liz Heideman at: heidemane@freelibrary.org to sign up for Falls of Schuylkill Branch Library homeschool mailing list or to get more information about programs for your kids.
The Free Library of Philadelphia provides Free Homework Help at all of its branches. An adult is available, each afternoon, to help all school-aged kids with their work. Program hours at the Roxborough branch are: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. No sign-up is required, just stop in.
Heart Centered Meditation Private and group classes. Registration now being accepte for group spring class. Six week class with instruction in sitting, chanting and guided imagery. Begins Thursdays, April 30-June 8, 8-9 p.m. Chestnut Hill location. Tuition deadline 4/20. For information and to register. Call 215-242-0904.
Sunday Afternoon Wine Interlude with Phillip Silverstone 3-5 p.m., the last Sunday of each month, at The Hill Tea Bar, 6 East Hartwell Ave. With his ever present, self-deprecating dry British sense of humor, Silverstone’s philosophy is refreshingly simple and unique, for anyone intimidated by the subject. His anecdotes, short stories, outspoken opinions and practical tips are aimed at anyone who enjoys a lighthearted approach to the subject of wine. Presented at The Hill Tea Bar on the last Sunday of the month from 3pm-5pm. Call for reservations- 215.381.2226
Laughter Yoga Class every Thursday evening, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Chestnut Hill Water Tower Recreation Center. $7. Strengthen immune system, reduce stress and you don’t have to be happy for it to work. Call Melanie Galioto @ 215-570-4644 or email atlaugh@laughyourselfphilly.
Makin Music offers lively, fun and interactive tot-parent music classes every morning at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 22 East Chestnut Hill Ave. 9:15 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. classes are offered. Visit www.makinmusic.com or call 215-233-2560 for more information.
Tai Chi every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital, 8601 Stenton Ave. Classes for the novice or beginner/intermediate student, are designed to improve balance, power, posture, coordination, flexibility and mental focus. Slow, gentle movements are modified to most everyone’s abilities. Cost is $7 per class/ paid monthly. For more information or to sign up for a free introductory class, call 215-233-6314.
Awareness Through Movement in the Chapel of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital 8601 Stenton Ave. Every Monday, 11a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Ease chronic pain or overcome injuries through a movement re-education program for people of all ages and abilities. Classes run by Joanne Fagerstrom, physical therapist and certified Felsenkrais practitioner. Cost is $10 per class; $50 for six classes (20% discount for Senior Circle members). For more information or to register, call 215-2333-6244.
Morris Arboretum offers courses in landscape design, perennials, handmade paper, rose care, healing plants and many other topics at the arboretum, 100 Northwestern Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.
Moving Arts of Mt. Airy studio — (MaMa), located across from Weavers Way Studio, offers small group classes in Tai Chi (Sunday nights), fencing (Saturday morning and afternoons), children’s yoga (Monday afternoon), integrated exercise (Sat morning), Salsa (Sunday afternoon) and Funky danced workout (early Saturday) among others. Space is also affordably available for rehearsals and meetings. Air conditioned, pleasant, wood floors and mirrored wall. Corner of Carpenter Lane & Greene Street. 215 842-1040.
The Mt. Airy Computer Center, 6335 Wayne Ave., Mt. Airy, offers classes for kids and adults throughout the week. Call 215-438-8505.
Oreland Art Center, 100 Wischman Avenue & Twining Road in Oreland, is now accepting registration for watercolor painting classes taught by well-known area artists beginning in March. In addition, Oreland sponsors free member workshops on Monday and Friday mornings, when members are invited to get together and paint. For more information, brochures or directions call 215-572-6855.
Paper Crane Studio offers arts and crafts workshops in the Education building at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6023 Germantown Ave. in Germantown. Call 215-844-2944.
New woodworking school Philadelphia Furniture Workshop will hold courses throughout the summer at 5212 Pulaski Ave. in Germantown. Call 215-849-5174.
The Philadelphia School Of Circus Arts offers weekly classes, leadership and team building workshops, parties and camp for 3 to 66 year olds. One of only four such schools in the U.S., with classes in aerials like trapeze, silks and ropes; unicycle; juggling; equilibristics and more. 5900 Greene St. (enter off Rittenhouse St.). 215 849-1991. info@phillycircus.com or www.phillycircus.com
Homework Help Available at the Roxborough Free Library- The Free Library of Philadelphia provides free homework help at all of its branches. An adult is available, each afternoon, to help all school-aged kids with their work. Program hours at the Roxborough branch are: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Special activities are available most Wednesdays and Fridays. No sign-up is required, just stop in. The branch is located at 6245 Ridge Avenue (at Hermitage Street). For more information, please call the branch at 215-685-2550.
The Roxborough branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia also continues to hold story times for toddlers. Tuesdays at 10:30 am, and Preschool Storytime, Fridays at 10:30. Irene Klemas-Brady (our Children’s Librarian) will lead a program of stories, songs and activities geared to children 18 months to 5 years old. Siblings are welcome. Groups may attend but must call in advance. For more information, please call the branch at 215-685-2550.
Settlement Music School’s Germantown Branch is registering students for individual instruction in piano, voice, string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Call 215-320-2610.
65 – Plus & Fit Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Springfield Residence, 551 East Evergreen Ave. Modified, low impact exercise program for people 65 and older. Classes involve seated and standing activities and light free weights. Cost for eight weeks is $55 for two classes a week. Senior Circle members receive a 10% discount and must sign the Exercise and Fitness Program Release and Indemnification Consent form. Physician consent and pre-program screening are required for new participants. Free screenings to assess function level are available through the class instructor. For more information or to register, call 215-233-6314. To schedule a screening, call 215-233-6240.
Tesserae Studio Gallery, 6780 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, is currently offering adult classes in mosaics and tilemaking. Call 215-848-2110 or visit www.bellamosaic.com.
Gentle meditative yoga classes at the Unitarian Universalist Church Of The Restoration, 6900 Stenton Ave., are on Tuesdays, 8-9:30 a.m. A yoga mat and loose clothing are recommended; voluntary contribution accepted. Call 215-782-1919. Also offered is sitting meditation on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., for 20 minutes and a creative writing circle on Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call 215-247-2561 or email office@uurestoration.us.
Water Tower Recreation Center children’s classes: karate for children and adults; Tony’s little dribblers; pick-up basketball; jazzy lady social grace & etiquette; dance classes with Miss Sara; tot recreation class; gymnastics classes. Hartwell Ln. & Ardleigh St. Times, days, ages vary. Call 215-685-9296.
Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., offers children’s art classes in watercolor, cartooning, animation, and mixed media are now available at Woodmere Art Museum. For more information, call 215-247-0948 or visit www.woodmereartmuseum.org for information.
Woodmere Art Museum is accepting registrations for children’s classes in Animation, Cartooning, Watercolor, Fairytales, Portraiture, and Sculpture. www.woodmereartmuseum or 215-247-0948 for more information.

Free Meditation and Dharma Talk services, Tuesdays at 7:15 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Won Buddhist Temple of Philadelphia, 423 Abington Ave. in Glenside. Call 215-884-8443 or visit www.wonbuddhism.info.
Won Community Service Center, 423 Abington Ave., in Glenside offers ESL classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:45 – 9:15 p.m. Call 215-884-8443 or visit www.woninstitute.org.
New water classes for all ages are being offered at the YMCA of Germantown, located at 5722 Greene St. in Germantown. For more information, call 215-844-3281.

SUPPORT & GROUPS
Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Homelink Adult Day Care, 6950 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. Call 1-800-272-3900.
Bereavement Support For Family And Friends Sponsored by the William R. May Funeral Home, Inc., 7-8 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays at the Chapel House 2330 Fairhill Avenue Glenside, PA 19038 Nov. 4, Common Feelings; Nov. 18, Coping with the Holidays; Dec. 2, Grief and the Family. Call 215-624-8190 for more info.
Bereavement support groups for adults are often offered by Koller Funeral Home, 6835 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough. Call 215-624-8190.
Breast cancer recovery group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Healthcare Women’s Center, 8835 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-242-4700.
Chestnut Hill CoDA (a Co-Dependants Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship of men and woman whose common purpose is recovery from co-dependence) meets on Monday nights, 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Teenagers, Inc., 105 Bethlehem Pike (across the street from Chestnut Hill East train station). Learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Contact Chuck S., 267-253-9562, chcoda@cavtel.net or visit coda.org or codaphilaarea.org.
Children of aging parents caregivers support group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Atria Chestnut Hill, 495 E. Abington Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-247-5307.
Conshohocken Business and Professional Women meet the fourth Monday of each month from September to June at Brittingham’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 640 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:45 p.m. followed by a speaker. Everyone is welcome. Reservations required. Call 610-825-8125. Dinner costs $22.
Drinking (Coffee) Liberally The Mt Airy version of the national organization ‘Drinking Liberally’ has given up their pints of beer for a more family friendly environment. This informal group welcomes you to come discuss politics, the news, your views etc. FREE Every Sunday 12-2 p.m. at Infusion Coffee & Tea, 7133 Germantown Ave., 215 248 1718
Food addicts in recovery anonymous, a 12-step program for people recovering from addictive eating, welcomes newcomers and meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. Call 215-836-0274.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia nurtures and supports children, youth, and families in every phase of the life cycle through emergency assistance, counseling, chaplaincy, and other vital programs. Each day JFCS reaches out and supports the needs of individuals, families, and communities through its major progr

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