North Penn Life Community Datebook: Week of July 27

July 27, 2014 Posted by admin







• Friday Afternoon Movies: Showtime is 2 p.m.

North Wales Area Library

What’s happening at the North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St., North Wales. 215-699-5410; www.northwaleslibrary.org. The library is open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

• Kick-Off Baby’s First Book 2014: A gift of literacy from the Friends of the NW Area Library, the PA One Book Every Young Child 2014 selection, “Stripes of All Types “by Susan Stockdale, is presented to each baby born to a Library patron. Please stop by or call the Library with the name and birth date of any new baby.

• Story Hour: All ages welcome every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. and Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.

• Special Needs Play Group: Children with special needs (all ages) and siblings are welcome to attend a play group with activities geared toward ages 3 to 6. Toys will be available and the children are welcome to bring toys to share (no latex, please, due to allergies). The program is held the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Library community rooms.

• Chess Club: Every Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Elementary school through senior citizens. Sign up now for this free educational program. Bring your chess set.

TEEN PROGRAMS:

• Teen Club: Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 12 and older. Enjoy a good book, movie or game with friends. Ask at the circulation desk about checking out one of our eReaders loaded with all of our previous book choices. Check out our Facebook page by searching North Wales Teen Book Club and “Like” us to receive updates and reminders. Continued…

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • See Full Story

ADULT PROGRAMS:

• Blood Pressure Screening: Third Thursday afternoon of each month, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Abington Health will offer free blood pressure screening. No appointment or fee.

• Get a new eReader/Smartphone? Library eBooks audiobooks for these devices are available for free through the library! Books are compatible with Nooks, Kindles, tablets, iPods, iPhones androids. Ask for an instruction sheet for your device, all you need is a current library card. Call for an appointment for extra help.

• Tai Chi for Arthritis Classes: This is a safe, easy-to-learn exercise class that increases vitality, mental clarity and calms the spirit. No experience or special equipment needed; wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Taught by a certified instructor. Tai Chi is a positive and fun experience for everyone — not just those with arthritis. Classes are Thursdays at 10 and 11:15 a.m. for newcomers and 5:45 p.m. The cost is $5 per session. Sign up now.

• RSVP APPRISE: Second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Medicare Counselors are trained by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program. All counseling is free confidential. Meetings can be individual or in groups. Theresa Lacianca will be counseling at NWAL. Call 610-834-1040 ext. 46 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

• Get a new eReader or Smartphone? Library eBooks and audiobooks for these devices are available for free through the library! Books are compatible with all Nooks, Kindles, tablets, iPods, iPhones and androids. Ask at the circulation desk for an instruction sheet for your specific device, all you need is a current library card! Call for an appointment for extra help.

• Movie Viewings: Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

CLUBS WITH NO FEES:

• Euchre: First Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. Play this partnership game using standard playing cards. Don’t know how to play, the group will help you learn.

• Mahjong Group: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the main library.

• Wii Bowling for Adults: Second and fourth Wednesday at 2 p.m.

• Mexican Train Dominoes: Every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.

• Knitting Club: Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the fireplace area.

FUNDRAISING:

• Adopt-A-Brick: For $100, an engraved brick will be installed at the Veterans Memorial Flag Pole. Order forms available at the library.

• Byers Choice: StoryTeller is available for sale at the library. $70/each plus $10 if shipping is needed.

• Donate your car to the North Wales Area Library: The library will benefit from the proceeds of the sale or salvage of your vehicle and your donation is tax deductable. Contact Point Service Center and tell them you want to donate your vehicle to the NWAL. Arrangements will be made to tow your vehicle, if necessary, at no cost to you. Call Point Service Center at 215-699-TIRE (8473) or email pointservicectr@gmail.com.

• Redner’s Save-A-Tape Program: Pick up a free customer card at Redner’s and join the Save-a-Tape Program. After your card is registered, drop your register receipts at the library circulation desk. We’ll take care of the rest. This program provides a cash rebate to the library based on sales. Your “Save-a-Tape” card must be presented when checking out at Redner’s.

• Superfresh My Rewards helps the library: When you present your registered card each time you make a purchase at any Superfresh Store, 1 percent of your monthly purchases will automatically be contributed to North Wales Area Library. To register to support North Wales Area Library, our Group ID number is 149391205. Pick up your card at the store and register to support us with a form available at the Library.

Art Music

• A Monthly Craft Night is held the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville. This event is free and no registration is required. Bring your project and a snack to share. In the event of inclement weather, call 215-256-3020 or visit www.mhep.org.

Church Events

• The Lansdale Presbyterian Church, 450 Oak Park Road, Hatfield Township, will host a free meal July 27 at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations not necessary. For more information, call 215-368-1119.

• The Thrift Shop at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, is open for business. Store hours are Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop is located at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales. Donations of small household items, books, linens and women’s and children’s clothing are accepted during store hours. All proceeds are donated to local charities.

Community

• Plains Mennonite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield, invites the public to donate School Kits to send to refugee and displaced children around the world. School kits contain: four spiral or perforated, 70-80 sheet, 8.5-by-10.5-inch notebooks; four unsharpened pencils; one flat, flexible plastic ruler, indicating both 30 cm and 12 inches; 12 colorored pencils in box; one large pencil eraser. Call 215-362-7640 or visit www.PlainsMennoniteChurch.org for details. Drop off supplies at the church by the end of August.

• The Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council host 25 games of Bingo on the first and second Friday nights of each month. Doors open at 5:30 pm with the first game starting at 6:45 p.m. Game cards start at $9 per book for play all night. Las Vegas tickets, 50/50 and additional Jackpot Bingo games throughout the evening. Kitchen open with food for purchase. Knights of Columbus hall is located at 258 West 8th Street in Lansdale, on the corner of Eighth Street and Kenilworth Ave. Call (215)-368 -3044 or info@kofC4396.org for more information.

• Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 533 Foundry Road, West Norriton, is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., selling furniture, lamps, lighting fixtures, paint, tile, flooring and much more. Donations are accepted at the ReStore until 15 minutes before closing. To schedule a pick-up for donated items, call 610-631-3149. Restore volunteers are also needed and training/orientation is provided.

• Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in the greater Philadelphia area. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule. Please call 610-941-6700 for more information.

• Are you vision impaired or blind and would like to try your hand at knitting, crocheting, weaving, or other crafts? Come join us in our “Stitches of Love” program on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions are held at the Montgomery County Association for the Blind (MCAB), 212 N. Main St., third floor, North Wales, Pa. Volunteers are also welcome. For more information you may contact MCAB at 215-661-9800.

• Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice seeks compassionate and emotionally mature volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Volunteers may also assist with pet therapy and administrative work within the hospice department and are requested to have daytime availability. Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes or nursing facilities once a week for two to three hours. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for caregivers. Bereavement volunteers support the families of hospice patients following the loss of a loved one, while administrative volunteers assist with typing, mailings and/or filing. Hospice care workers provide a great service to families and loved ones of hospice patients. Many volunteers also report a great deal of personal satisfaction as a result of their services. Patient care and bereavement volunteers complete an application and attend an 18-hour volunteer training program that covers the medical, psychological and spiritual aspects of hospice volunteering. Day and evening training programs are offered. To sign up for volunteer opportunities in Pennsylvania, contact Holy Redeemer Volunteer Coordinator Jean Francis at 215-698-3737 or email jfrancis@holyredeemer.com.

• The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to pack or deliver meals to the elderly and infirmed. Meals are packed and delivered mornings, Monday through Friday. You can volunteer for as many days per week or month as you would like. Packaging meals requires approximately 2-1/2 hours of your time each day and involves making sandwiches, packaging food into individual serving containers and packing coolers with the meals. Delivering meals requires approximately 90 minutes of your time each day and involves loading coolers into your car and delivering a route of approximately 10 to 15 stops. The Meals on Wheels program is also in need of emergency, winter-weather volunteers to pack and deliver meals in bad weather. North Penn VNA is located at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale and delivers meals in the Lansdale, North Wales and Blue Bell areas. For more information or to volunteer, please call Bridget, North Penn VNA Meals on Wheels coordinator, at 215-855-6016.

• Upper Gwynedd Fire Department Cellphone Recycling Program — We are now accepting used cell phones. Please drop off your used cell phone at UG Fire house – 660 Garfield Ave, West Point, Tuesday night between 6 and 7 p.m. or during Hoagie sale – 2nd Saturday of every month.

• The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is looking for volunteers — While it may surprise you to learn that fire protection is provided in Upper Gwynedd by 50 volunteers who receive no compensation at all, this is the norm, not the exception. Approximately 97 percent of the fire companies in the Commonwealth are volunteer. We are looking for firefighters, quick response medical personnel, junior firefighers, special fire police, and active members that can help at fundraisers and take care of administrative duties. To volunteer visit our website at www.ugfd.org or stop by any Tuesday night.

• The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is always looking for cars to be donated to the fire department. If you have an old car that you are looking to sell or dispose of, why not donate it to the fire department? Your tax-deductible donation goes a long way and helps the first responders get valuable training. These vehicles are needed to keep up our training and skills in automobile extrication. You can even watch as the members turn your old car into scrap, all in the name of good training. All we need from you is your vehicle and title, and we take care of the rest. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, a title is not needed. A donation receipt will be provided to you. Call 267-228-5949 for more information.

Drama Dance

• North Penn Lodge No. 1979 will host country line dancing on Tuesdays and swing dancing on Wednesdays at the North Penn ELKS, 2737 Trewingtown Rd., ColMarch Beginners’ lessons start at 7 p.m. The cost is $8. For more information call Dave at 215-997-7688.

• Dance classes at the PEAK Center, 1292 Allentown Road, Towamencin: Ballroom dance classes: Learn the basics of the fox trot, cha cha, jitterbug and waltz. Beginners ballroom: Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Intermediate ballroom: Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Beginners line dancing: Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. Line dancing: Thursdays, 1 p.m. Tap dancing: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Cost is $24 for six-week sessions. Call 215-362-7432 for information and registration. Instructor John Long has been teaching ballroom, tap and line dance at many venues including the PEAK Center for over 20 years.

• The center hosts talented regional performing artists one Friday afternoon per month. For more information, call 215-362-7432.

• The center hosts evening dances for adults 55 years of age and older the second Friday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The evening includes a live band. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased at the door.

For Kids Families

• St. Rose of Lima Church will host a summer Vacation Bible School “A Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer — With Amazing Angels and Super Saints” Aug. 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to noon for children graduating from grades PreK4 through grade 4. Cost is $35 per person. Registration deadline is July 23. Visit www.srol.org for information and the Participant Registration Form.

• Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale holds an Awana Club for boys and girls ages 3 up through the sixth grade each Wednesday night during the school year. Come join hundreds of other children each week as they participate in a small group time, a chapel time and a one-of-a-kind game time. Club runs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Minimal cost involved. Please contact Pastor John at 215-368-4444 (x110) for more information.

• Girls and Boys from first to 12th grade are invited to join a chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are being planned for all ages. For more information please contact Stephanie at SSeely00@comcast.net or Linn at DAR_news@verizon.net.

• The North Penn YMCA, Lansdale Branch, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, hosts events for children. Information: 215-368-1601.

• The North Penn YMCA will host a School’s Out Program, where children will be transported to the YMCA from area schools for before and after school care. Children will enjoy activities like swimming, art and music, fitness readiness, computer lab, special gym programs and the “Reading Nook.” Space is limited. For more information, call the number above, ext. 232.

Health

• Lansdale’s Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with Viva Community Fitness to offer youth and adult fitness classes. Classes scheduled to start in October include Yoga/Pilates and Zumba. Classes will be held in the Parks and Recreation Building, 660 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale. For complete course description, fee, and registration form, visit the department’s web site at www.lansdale.org or call 215-361-8353.

• North Penn VNA reminds area residents that it is not too late to get your flu shot. North Penn Visiting Nurse Association still has flu (influenza) shots available. Shots are free for adults who use Medicare B as their primary health insurance. Medicare cards must be presented to receive the vaccine at no cost. All others will be charged $25, payable in cash or by check. A receipt will be provided so you may obtain reimbursement from your insurance company. Please call 215-855-6191 to schedule a time that is convenient for you to receive your flu shot.

• Experience your True Self through Sahaja Yoga Meditation: Free classes every Saturday 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building 660 Lansdale Ave. (at 7th Street), Lansdale, 19946 For more information: 215-361-7137 or info@synorthpenn.org

• The Greater North Penn Dental Initiative at North Penn VNA provides dental services to individuals, children, families and seniors who do not have dental insurance. Services include exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, sealants, extractions, denture adjustments and denture fittings, and are provided by licensed dentists and dental assistants. Patients must live in the North Penn, Wissahickon or Souderton school districts to be eligible for care. Payment for services is based on a sliding scale system that considers household income and household size. The Greater North Penn Dental Initiative is located at the North Penn VNA building at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale. Call for your appointment at 1-877-GO-NP-SMILES or 1-877-466-7764 or visit www.npvna.org.

• The PEAK Center, 1292 Allentown Road, Towamencin, offers health-related programs for adults 55 years of age and older: Zumba Gold Mondays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. $4 per session; Strong WoMen (for Women and Men) Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. $28/6 weeks; drop-in fee $5/class; Tai Chi Tuesdays from 10:15-11:15 a.m. $4 per session; Fitness Center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. You must be evaluated by Kim Zimmerman. See Sandi at the Welcome Desk to set up a time; Fit for the Future 1 Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. No charge; Fit for the Future 11 Tuesdays from 12:45-1:45 p.m. and Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. $4 per session; Total Body Toning Wednesdays from 10:15-11:15 a.m. No charge; Zumba Chair Wednesdays from 12:45-1:30 p.m. $4 per session; Yoga Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. $4 per session; and Line Dancing Thursdays from 12:30-1 p.m. (beginners) and 1-2 p.m. (experienced). $4 per session. Information: 215-362-7432.

• Acupressure and seated head, neck and shoulder massages are offered at The PEAK Center on a monthly basis. The cost for each treatment is $15 for 15 minutes and $25 for 30 minutes. Appointments can be made at The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale, 215-362-7432.

• Arthritis Support Group — The Arthritis Support Group, sponsored by the NPVNA, meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact The PEAK Center at 215-362-7432.

• Farmers Market Nutrition Program — The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main St., Lansdale, will be a distribution site for Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons. Coupons are available to participants who are residents of Montgomery County, 60+ years of age, whose income does not exceed $20,036 or $26,955 for a couple. Coupons will be distributed 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays. Proof of age is required.

• Glucose Clinic: Bayada Nurses sponsors free glucose testing on the fourth Tuesday of each month at The PEAK Center. Fasting is not required, but it is best to limit your breakfast intake. This is a free service offered to the community 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, contact The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale, telephone, 215-362-7432.

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club Inc., a nonprofit weight loss support organization, has established a new chapter. Weekly meetings will be held at the North Penn and Indian Valley YMCAs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and at the Lansdale branch Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend their first meeting free of charge. Membership is $28 per year plus nominal chapter fees. For more information on TOPS, visit www.tops.org.

Meetings Lectures

• Breakfast News Network: 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Normandy Farm Hotel (1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422) $15 members, includes full buffet breakfast. Join us for a networking program at Normandy Farm Hotel every Thursday morning for breakfast, business news, informative speakers and plenty of networking. The cost includes a full breakfast buffet. Copies of the business cards will be made available to those who would like them.

• Girls and boys from first to 12th grade are invited to join the Towamencin Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are planned for all ages. For more information please write to SSeely00@comcast.net

• Do you have a fear of public speaking? Blue Bell Toastmasters Club can help. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the Marriott Courtyard, located on Route 202, directly across from the Montgomeryville Mall. Learn how to improve communication and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Admission fee: $5. For more info, visit www.bbtoast.org.

• The LeTip Chapter of Gwynedd, meets every Tuesday at 7:16 a.m. We meet at the Clubhouse Too Diner at the corner of Sumneytown Pike Church Road in Lansdale. LeTip is a professional business lead exchange network. Please call and join us for a meeting. Call 215-779-0723

• LeTip of Lansdale is a professional networking organization with the purpose of exchanging business leads. Attend one of our breakfast meetings to learn how LeTip will benefit your business. LeTip of Lansdale meets every Thursday from 7:01 to 8:31 a.m. at Franconi’s Restaurant, 1200 Welsh Road in North Wales. Please contact Elena Sickles at 610-222-4205 for more information about our chapter.

• The Greater North Penn Regional Collaborative Board of Directors holds public meetings the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. For more information, call Kathleen Fitzgerald at 215-855-8296.

• The Firefighters Auxiliary of the Colmar Volunteer Fire Co. is looking for members. Interested participants can live in any town. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. at the firehall, 2700 Walnut Street, ColMarch For more information, call Carol at 215-361-9620.

• Single Volunteers of Bucks County meets every third Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Andrews Hall (part of Doylestown Presbyterian Church), 125 Mechanic Street. Parking is located on Church Street. On all other Tuesdays, the group meets at the Churchville Nature Center on Churchville Lane. The group is for singles who want to make friends while helping their community through volunteering. For more information or directions, visit www.svbucks.org.

• The Lansdale Chapter of the American Association of University Women meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the North Penn High School District Educational Service Center, Church Road and Hancock Street, Lansdale. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-368-9665 or visit http://aauwlansdale.org.

• PRO-ACT, a volunteer-based, grassroots organization that works to reduce the stigma of drug/alcohol addiction and to ensure the availability of treatment options, hosts informational sessions. Information: 215-489-6120 ext. 3 (Maura Farrell).

Nature Recreation

• The North Penn YMCA, with branches in Lansdale, Harleysville and Franconia Township, is now offering a “sizzlin’ summer membership special” through Aug. 31. This short-term summer membership gives everyone the opportunity to experience all of the programs offered at the Y and gives full access to facilities without committing for a full year. Members can swim in the pools, work out in the wellness centers and enjoy recreational activities offered in our gymnasiums. Summer memberships are valid at both the Indian Valley and Lansdale branches. To register, visit the Indian Valley Branch (890 Maple Ave., Harleysville) or the Lansdale Branch (608 E. Main St., Lansdale).

Special Events

• The Knights of Columbus Pius IX Council will hold its monthly Breakfast with the Knights July 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Knights of Columbus hall, 258 W. Eighth St., Lansdale. It is all-you-can-eat buffet including made-to-order omelets as well as a selection of hot and cold entrees. Cost: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children ages 5 to 12. Active duty fire, police, military and children under 5 eat free! Call 215-368-3044 or www.koc4396.org for more information.

• Brittany Pointe Estates will hold a community furniture sale Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will include breakfronts, curio cabinets, kitchen sets, couches, chairs, etc., and will benefit local charities, scholarships and Brittany Pointe Estates residents in need. Help is available to load vehicles. No credit cards please. Brittany Pointe Estates is located at 1001 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale.

• Historic Morgan Log House presents a rare exhibit that explores the 19th and 20th century “public schooling” in Towamencin through December. The Morgan Log House is located at 850 Weikel Road, Kulpsville. The exhibit will feature never before seen archival images, documents, and objects telling the unique story of the one-room schoolhouse. The site is open for walk-in tours general tours Wednesdays through Sundays through December. Admission is charged. For more information, visit www.MorganLogHouse.org or call 215-368-2480.

Support

• Common Bond, a support, fellowship group for widowed, divorced men and women over age 50 holds monthly discussion the first Sunday of the month in the library of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 505 N. York Road, Hatboro. Orientation for new members is at 2 p.m. Discussion from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. New members welcome. Reservations are necessary. For more information, call 215-675-3947 or 215-918-3376.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families Support Group meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Messiah, Route 202, Gwynedd. For more information, call Erin at 610-631-1014.

• Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors monthly family caregiver support group meetings at two locations. Pre-registration is not required. Information: 1-800-272-3900.

• Dock Woods Community, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, third Thursday of the month, 3 to 5 p.m.

• North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Board Room, Lansdale, meet first Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m.

• A new group will be held the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Manor, 701 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale.

• A new family caregiver support group will be offered the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at Clare Bridge of Montgomery, 1089 Horsham Road.

• Bereavement Counseling: Professional counseling for individuals, couples, children and families dealing with loss and bereavement. Contact Emily, Vincent, Clinical Director at 610-222-4110, ext. 103.

• Bethany Bible Fellowship Church, 75 W. Broad St., Hatfield, will present Griefshare, a free special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.

• Elkins Park Area CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Einstein at Elkins Park Hospital in Elkins Park. For information on CHADD or ADHD, please see our website www.chadd.net/249 or call Claire Noyes at: 215-779-6656.

• Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley — The organization’s mission is to provide a meeting place where people with cancer and their families and friends can join others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a comfortable, home-like setting. Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley is located in Warminster at 200 Kirk Road. Their phone number is 215-441-3290 or visit on the internet at www.gildasclubdelval.org.

• Home Town Counseling is now offering group therapy for couples and individuals affected by infertility. The group will meet two Wednesdays a month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Hatfield. For more information or directions, call 215-631-7166.

• The Independent Adults with Neuro-Muscular Diseases (IAND) support group assists those with Parkinson’s disease, MS and all neuro-muscular disorders. It is a joint effort between North Penn VNA and Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Broomal office. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at North Penn Visiting Nurse Association at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact North Penn VNA at 215-855-7343.

• NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) holds monthly support groups for family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness (i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD etc.) on the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main St. and Richardson Ave., Lansdale. For more information call 215-886-0350.

• Nar-Anon meets at 7:30 every Tuesday for support for families and friends of addicts at First Baptist Church, 700 N. Broad St., Lansdale.

• New Beginnings, a non-denominational social group open to all widowed persons, holds meetings in the Parish Center of St. Stanislaus Church, 493 E. Main St., Lansdale. For more information, call Phyllis at 215-361-2951 or Marlene at 610-272-7324.

• North Penn Visiting Nurse Association will host the Friends in Grief Support Group Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. Registration is required. Call 215-855-8297 ext. 133. The program is free and offered by Hospice of North Penn VNA.

• Peace Valley Church of Chalfont sponsors a Chronic Pain Encouragement Group, which meets monthly at Manna on Main Street in Lansdale. Information/Registration: 215-230-7300.

• Parents of children on the Autism Spectrum are invited to join a support group on the second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Plains Mennonite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield. The group gathers to give and receive emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information, share stories and be more effectively equipped with skills and insights to parent children on the Autism Spectrum. Catherine Schadler, M.Ed., shares her knowledge and expertise around topics chosen by the group. Pastor Dawn Ranck gives overall leadership, coordinating the group and facilitating the conversation. More information at www.plainsmennonitechurch.org or by calling 215-362-7640.

• Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and family recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Led by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, these information and support programs begin the first week of each month and meet once a week for three consecutive weeks. Sessions meet on the first three Thursdays of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at North Penn Community Health Foundation in Colmar. Sessions are free and confidential — first names only. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 800-221-6333 weekdays 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. or visit www.proact.org and click the Family Education Program link.

• PUPS (People Understanding Parkinson’s) A self-help group for those adjusting to a new diagnosis or dealing with the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Meets fourth Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Abington Health Center, Schilling Campus, Willowwood Building, 2510 Maryland Road, Suite 251, Willow Grove. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lorna at 215-542-2931.

• St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main Street and Richardson Avenue, Lansdale, will host a mental health support group for family members and/or caregivers of mental ill persons the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the Montgomery County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 215-886-0350 or email montconami@aol.com.


• Souderton’s Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Study holds open meetings on Thursdays at the Souderton Mennonite Church, 105 W. Chestnut St., at 7:30 p.m.

• The North Penn Chapter of “To Live Again,” a non-denominational support group for widowed persons, holds meetings. For more information, call Lois at 215-412-5547.

• The Wellness Place, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, hosts support groups. Information: 215-393-9105.

• A stress management program will be held Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Beginners T’ai chi will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Intermediate T’ai chi will be held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays.

• A bereavement group, open to anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, will be held Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

• A newcomers’ orientation for people affected by cancer will be held Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• A support group for people with cancer will be held Thursday from 10:15 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Yoga will be held Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.

• Pot luck lunch will be held Fridays from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • See Full Story

Lansdale Public Library

• What’s happening at the Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St., Lansdale. Information: 215-855-3228; inforequests@lansdalelibrary.org; or visit www.lansdalelibrary.org. The library is open: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public.

• Cribbage: Mondays at 1 p.m.

• Knitting/Crocheting Group: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Beginners, novices, whoever – if you’re looking for a nice way to relax and socialize, our knitting club is for you. Bring a current project, or a skein of yarn and needles to start.

• Chess Club: Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. Intro to chess for ages 8 and above.

• Mexican Train Dominoes: Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

• Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Group: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. This mutual-aid group helps people make changes to their wellness plans.

• Stitch and Chat: Fridays at 1 p.m.

CHILDREN PROGRAMS:

• Miss Lisa’s Toddler Tales: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. A storytime tailored to toddlers!

• Miss Lisa’s Family Storytime: Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. For children ages 3 to 5. Parents and siblings are welcome.

• Make-It Monday: July 28. Drop-in crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• BARK! Be a Reader, Kid!: July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

• Theater Kids Summer Caravan: “Wizard of Oz”: July 29 at 10:30 a.m.

• Story Time en Espanol: July 30 at 10 a.m. Interactive story time presented by Drops of Love International.

• Behind the Screens: Fridays through Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m. (No class July 4 or Aug. 1.) A computer programming course geared to ages 9 to 15. Learn what goes into making a computer work. This summer we’ll be learning Ruby “The Hard Way.”

MOVIES:

• Classic Movie Discussion Second Fridays at 6 p.m.

• Friday Afternoon Movies: Showtime is 2 p.m.

North Wales Area Library

What’s happening at the North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St., North Wales. 215-699-5410; www.northwaleslibrary.org. The library is open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

• Kick-Off Baby’s First Book 2014: A gift of literacy from the Friends of the NW Area Library, the PA One Book Every Young Child 2014 selection, “Stripes of All Types “by Susan Stockdale, is presented to each baby born to a Library patron. Please stop by or call the Library with the name and birth date of any new baby.

• Story Hour: All ages welcome every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. and Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.

• Special Needs Play Group: Children with special needs (all ages) and siblings are welcome to attend a play group with activities geared toward ages 3 to 6. Toys will be available and the children are welcome to bring toys to share (no latex, please, due to allergies). The program is held the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Library community rooms.

• Chess Club: Every Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Elementary school through senior citizens. Sign up now for this free educational program. Bring your chess set.

TEEN PROGRAMS:

• Teen Club: Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 12 and older. Enjoy a good book, movie or game with friends. Ask at the circulation desk about checking out one of our eReaders loaded with all of our previous book choices. Check out our Facebook page by searching North Wales Teen Book Club and “Like” us to receive updates and reminders.

ADULT PROGRAMS:

• Blood Pressure Screening: Third Thursday afternoon of each month, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Abington Health will offer free blood pressure screening. No appointment or fee.

• Get a new eReader/Smartphone? Library eBooks audiobooks for these devices are available for free through the library! Books are compatible with Nooks, Kindles, tablets, iPods, iPhones androids. Ask for an instruction sheet for your device, all you need is a current library card. Call for an appointment for extra help.

• Tai Chi for Arthritis Classes: This is a safe, easy-to-learn exercise class that increases vitality, mental clarity and calms the spirit. No experience or special equipment needed; wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Taught by a certified instructor. Tai Chi is a positive and fun experience for everyone — not just those with arthritis. Classes are Thursdays at 10 and 11:15 a.m. for newcomers and 5:45 p.m. The cost is $5 per session. Sign up now.

• RSVP APPRISE: Second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Medicare Counselors are trained by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program. All counseling is free confidential. Meetings can be individual or in groups. Theresa Lacianca will be counseling at NWAL. Call 610-834-1040 ext. 46 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

• Get a new eReader or Smartphone? Library eBooks and audiobooks for these devices are available for free through the library! Books are compatible with all Nooks, Kindles, tablets, iPods, iPhones and androids. Ask at the circulation desk for an instruction sheet for your specific device, all you need is a current library card! Call for an appointment for extra help.

• Movie Viewings: Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

CLUBS WITH NO FEES:

• Euchre: First Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. Play this partnership game using standard playing cards. Don’t know how to play, the group will help you learn.

• Mahjong Group: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the main library.

• Wii Bowling for Adults: Second and fourth Wednesday at 2 p.m.

• Mexican Train Dominoes: Every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.

• Knitting Club: Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the fireplace area.

FUNDRAISING:

• Adopt-A-Brick: For $100, an engraved brick will be installed at the Veterans Memorial Flag Pole. Order forms available at the library.

• Byers Choice: StoryTeller is available for sale at the library. $70/each plus $10 if shipping is needed.

• Donate your car to the North Wales Area Library: The library will benefit from the proceeds of the sale or salvage of your vehicle and your donation is tax deductable. Contact Point Service Center and tell them you want to donate your vehicle to the NWAL. Arrangements will be made to tow your vehicle, if necessary, at no cost to you. Call Point Service Center at 215-699-TIRE (8473) or email pointservicectr@gmail.com.

• Redner’s Save-A-Tape Program: Pick up a free customer card at Redner’s and join the Save-a-Tape Program. After your card is registered, drop your register receipts at the library circulation desk. We’ll take care of the rest. This program provides a cash rebate to the library based on sales. Your “Save-a-Tape” card must be presented when checking out at Redner’s.

• Superfresh My Rewards helps the library: When you present your registered card each time you make a purchase at any Superfresh Store, 1 percent of your monthly purchases will automatically be contributed to North Wales Area Library. To register to support North Wales Area Library, our Group ID number is 149391205. Pick up your card at the store and register to support us with a form available at the Library.

Art Music

• A Monthly Craft Night is held the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville. This event is free and no registration is required. Bring your project and a snack to share. In the event of inclement weather, call 215-256-3020 or visit www.mhep.org.

Church Events

• The Lansdale Presbyterian Church, 450 Oak Park Road, Hatfield Township, will host a free meal July 27 at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations not necessary. For more information, call 215-368-1119.

• The Thrift Shop at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, is open for business. Store hours are Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop is located at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales. Donations of small household items, books, linens and women’s and children’s clothing are accepted during store hours. All proceeds are donated to local charities.

Community

• Plains Mennonite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield, invites the public to donate School Kits to send to refugee and displaced children around the world. School kits contain: four spiral or perforated, 70-80 sheet, 8.5-by-10.5-inch notebooks; four unsharpened pencils; one flat, flexible plastic ruler, indicating both 30 cm and 12 inches; 12 colorored pencils in box; one large pencil eraser. Call 215-362-7640 or visit www.PlainsMennoniteChurch.org for details. Drop off supplies at the church by the end of August.

• The Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council host 25 games of Bingo on the first and second Friday nights of each month. Doors open at 5:30 pm with the first game starting at 6:45 p.m. Game cards start at $9 per book for play all night. Las Vegas tickets, 50/50 and additional Jackpot Bingo games throughout the evening. Kitchen open with food for purchase. Knights of Columbus hall is located at 258 West 8th Street in Lansdale, on the corner of Eighth Street and Kenilworth Ave. Call (215)-368 -3044 or info@kofC4396.org for more information.

• Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 533 Foundry Road, West Norriton, is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., selling furniture, lamps, lighting fixtures, paint, tile, flooring and much more. Donations are accepted at the ReStore until 15 minutes before closing. To schedule a pick-up for donated items, call 610-631-3149. Restore volunteers are also needed and training/orientation is provided.

• Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in the greater Philadelphia area. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule. Please call 610-941-6700 for more information.

• Are you vision impaired or blind and would like to try your hand at knitting, crocheting, weaving, or other crafts? Come join us in our “Stitches of Love” program on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions are held at the Montgomery County Association for the Blind (MCAB), 212 N. Main St., third floor, North Wales, Pa. Volunteers are also welcome. For more information you may contact MCAB at 215-661-9800.

• Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice seeks compassionate and emotionally mature volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Volunteers may also assist with pet therapy and administrative work within the hospice department and are requested to have daytime availability. Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes or nursing facilities once a week for two to three hours. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for caregivers. Bereavement volunteers support the families of hospice patients following the loss of a loved one, while administrative volunteers assist with typing, mailings and/or filing. Hospice care workers provide a great service to families and loved ones of hospice patients. Many volunteers also report a great deal of personal satisfaction as a result of their services. Patient care and bereavement volunteers complete an application and attend an 18-hour volunteer training program that covers the medical, psychological and spiritual aspects of hospice volunteering. Day and evening training programs are offered. To sign up for volunteer opportunities in Pennsylvania, contact Holy Redeemer Volunteer Coordinator Jean Francis at 215-698-3737 or email jfrancis@holyredeemer.com.

• The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to pack or deliver meals to the elderly and infirmed. Meals are packed and delivered mornings, Monday through Friday. You can volunteer for as many days per week or month as you would like. Packaging meals requires approximately 2-1/2 hours of your time each day and involves making sandwiches, packaging food into individual serving containers and packing coolers with the meals. Delivering meals requires approximately 90 minutes of your time each day and involves loading coolers into your car and delivering a route of approximately 10 to 15 stops. The Meals on Wheels program is also in need of emergency, winter-weather volunteers to pack and deliver meals in bad weather. North Penn VNA is located at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale and delivers meals in the Lansdale, North Wales and Blue Bell areas. For more information or to volunteer, please call Bridget, North Penn VNA Meals on Wheels coordinator, at 215-855-6016.

• Upper Gwynedd Fire Department Cellphone Recycling Program — We are now accepting used cell phones. Please drop off your used cell phone at UG Fire house – 660 Garfield Ave, West Point, Tuesday night between 6 and 7 p.m. or during Hoagie sale – 2nd Saturday of every month.

• The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is looking for volunteers — While it may surprise you to learn that fire protection is provided in Upper Gwynedd by 50 volunteers who receive no compensation at all, this is the norm, not the exception. Approximately 97 percent of the fire companies in the Commonwealth are volunteer. We are looking for firefighters, quick response medical personnel, junior firefighers, special fire police, and active members that can help at fundraisers and take care of administrative duties. To volunteer visit our website at www.ugfd.org or stop by any Tuesday night.

• The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is always looking for cars to be donated to the fire department. If you have an old car that you are looking to sell or dispose of, why not donate it to the fire department? Your tax-deductible donation goes a long way and helps the first responders get valuable training. These vehicles are needed to keep up our training and skills in automobile extrication. You can even watch as the members turn your old car into scrap, all in the name of good training. All we need from you is your vehicle and title, and we take care of the rest. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, a title is not needed. A donation receipt will be provided to you. Call 267-228-5949 for more information.

Drama Dance

• North Penn Lodge No. 1979 will host country line dancing on Tuesdays and swing dancing on Wednesdays at the North Penn ELKS, 2737 Trewingtown Rd., ColMarch Beginners’ lessons start at 7 p.m. The cost is $8. For more information call Dave at 215-997-7688.

• Dance classes at the PEAK Center, 1292 Allentown Road, Towamencin: Ballroom dance classes: Learn the basics of the fox trot, cha cha, jitterbug and waltz. Beginners ballroom: Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Intermediate ballroom: Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Beginners line dancing: Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. Line dancing: Thursdays, 1 p.m. Tap dancing: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Cost is $24 for six-week sessions. Call 215-362-7432 for information and registration. Instructor John Long has been teaching ballroom, tap and line dance at many venues including the PEAK Center for over 20 years.

• The center hosts talented regional performing artists one Friday afternoon per month. For more information, call 215-362-7432.

• The center hosts evening dances for adults 55 years of age and older the second Friday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The evening includes a live band. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased at the door.

For Kids Families

• St. Rose of Lima Church will host a summer Vacation Bible School “A Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer — With Amazing Angels and Super Saints” Aug. 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to noon for children graduating from grades PreK4 through grade 4. Cost is $35 per person. Registration deadline is July 23. Visit www.srol.org for information and the Participant Registration Form.

• Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale holds an Awana Club for boys and girls ages 3 up through the sixth grade each Wednesday night during the school year. Come join hundreds of other children each week as they participate in a small group time, a chapel time and a one-of-a-kind game time. Club runs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Minimal cost involved. Please contact Pastor John at 215-368-4444 (x110) for more information.

• Girls and Boys from first to 12th grade are invited to join a chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are being planned for all ages. For more information please contact Stephanie at SSeely00@comcast.net or Linn at DAR_news@verizon.net.

• The North Penn YMCA, Lansdale Branch, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, hosts events for children. Information: 215-368-1601.

• The North Penn YMCA will host a School’s Out Program, where children will be transported to the YMCA from area schools for before and after school care. Children will enjoy activities like swimming, art and music, fitness readiness, computer lab, special gym programs and the “Reading Nook.” Space is limited. For more information, call the number above, ext. 232.

Health

• Lansdale’s Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with Viva Community Fitness to offer youth and adult fitness classes. Classes scheduled to start in October include Yoga/Pilates and Zumba. Classes will be held in the Parks and Recreation Building, 660 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale. For complete course description, fee, and registration form, visit the department’s web site at www.lansdale.org or call 215-361-8353.

• North Penn VNA reminds area residents that it is not too late to get your flu shot. North Penn Visiting Nurse Association still has flu (influenza) shots available. Shots are free for adults who use Medicare B as their primary health insurance. Medicare cards must be presented to receive the vaccine at no cost. All others will be charged $25, payable in cash or by check. A receipt will be provided so you may obtain reimbursement from your insurance company. Please call 215-855-6191 to schedule a time that is convenient for you to receive your flu shot.

• Experience your True Self through Sahaja Yoga Meditation: Free classes every Saturday 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building 660 Lansdale Ave. (at 7th Street), Lansdale, 19946 For more information: 215-361-7137 or info@synorthpenn.org

• The Greater North Penn Dental Initiative at North Penn VNA provides dental services to individuals, children, families and seniors who do not have dental insurance. Services include exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, sealants, extractions, denture adjustments and denture fittings, and are provided by licensed dentists and dental assistants. Patients must live in the North Penn, Wissahickon or Souderton school districts to be eligible for care. Payment for services is based on a sliding scale system that considers household income and household size. The Greater North Penn Dental Initiative is located at the North Penn VNA building at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale. Call for your appointment at 1-877-GO-NP-SMILES or 1-877-466-7764 or visit www.npvna.org.

• The PEAK Center, 1292 Allentown Road, Towamencin, offers health-related programs for adults 55 years of age and older: Zumba Gold Mondays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. $4 per session; Strong WoMen (for Women and Men) Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. $28/6 weeks; drop-in fee $5/class; Tai Chi Tuesdays from 10:15-11:15 a.m. $4 per session; Fitness Center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. You must be evaluated by Kim Zimmerman. See Sandi at the Welcome Desk to set up a time; Fit for the Future 1 Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. No charge; Fit for the Future 11 Tuesdays from 12:45-1:45 p.m. and Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. $4 per session; Total Body Toning Wednesdays from 10:15-11:15 a.m. No charge; Zumba Chair Wednesdays from 12:45-1:30 p.m. $4 per session; Yoga Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. $4 per session; and Line Dancing Thursdays from 12:30-1 p.m. (beginners) and 1-2 p.m. (experienced). $4 per session. Information: 215-362-7432.

• Acupressure and seated head, neck and shoulder massages are offered at The PEAK Center on a monthly basis. The cost for each treatment is $15 for 15 minutes and $25 for 30 minutes. Appointments can be made at The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale, 215-362-7432.

• Arthritis Support Group — The Arthritis Support Group, sponsored by the NPVNA, meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact The PEAK Center at 215-362-7432.

• Farmers Market Nutrition Program — The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main St., Lansdale, will be a distribution site for Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons. Coupons are available to participants who are residents of Montgomery County, 60+ years of age, whose income does not exceed $20,036 or $26,955 for a couple. Coupons will be distributed 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays. Proof of age is required.

• Glucose Clinic: Bayada Nurses sponsors free glucose testing on the fourth Tuesday of each month at The PEAK Center. Fasting is not required, but it is best to limit your breakfast intake. This is a free service offered to the community 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, contact The PEAK Center, 315 W. Main Street, Lansdale, telephone, 215-362-7432.

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club Inc., a nonprofit weight loss support organization, has established a new chapter. Weekly meetings will be held at the North Penn and Indian Valley YMCAs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and at the Lansdale branch Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend their first meeting free of charge. Membership is $28 per year plus nominal chapter fees. For more information on TOPS, visit www.tops.org.

Meetings Lectures

• Breakfast News Network: 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Normandy Farm Hotel (1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422) $15 members, includes full buffet breakfast. Join us for a networking program at Normandy Farm Hotel every Thursday morning for breakfast, business news, informative speakers and plenty of networking. The cost includes a full breakfast buffet. Copies of the business cards will be made available to those who would like them.

• Girls and boys from first to 12th grade are invited to join the Towamencin Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are planned for all ages. For more information please write to SSeely00@comcast.net

• Do you have a fear of public speaking? Blue Bell Toastmasters Club can help. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the Marriott Courtyard, located on Route 202, directly across from the Montgomeryville Mall. Learn how to improve communication and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Admission fee: $5. For more info, visit www.bbtoast.org.

• The LeTip Chapter of Gwynedd, meets every Tuesday at 7:16 a.m. We meet at the Clubhouse Too Diner at the corner of Sumneytown Pike Church Road in Lansdale. LeTip is a professional business lead exchange network. Please call and join us for a meeting. Call 215-779-0723

• LeTip of Lansdale is a professional networking organization with the purpose of exchanging business leads. Attend one of our breakfast meetings to learn how LeTip will benefit your business. LeTip of Lansdale meets every Thursday from 7:01 to 8:31 a.m. at Franconi’s Restaurant, 1200 Welsh Road in North Wales. Please contact Elena Sickles at 610-222-4205 for more information about our chapter.

• The Greater North Penn Regional Collaborative Board of Directors holds public meetings the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. For more information, call Kathleen Fitzgerald at 215-855-8296.

• The Firefighters Auxiliary of the Colmar Volunteer Fire Co. is looking for members. Interested participants can live in any town. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. at the firehall, 2700 Walnut Street, ColMarch For more information, call Carol at 215-361-9620.

• Single Volunteers of Bucks County meets every third Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Andrews Hall (part of Doylestown Presbyterian Church), 125 Mechanic Street. Parking is located on Church Street. On all other Tuesdays, the group meets at the Churchville Nature Center on Churchville Lane. The group is for singles who want to make friends while helping their community through volunteering. For more information or directions, visit www.svbucks.org.

• The Lansdale Chapter of the American Association of University Women meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the North Penn High School District Educational Service Center, Church Road and Hancock Street, Lansdale. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-368-9665 or visit http://aauwlansdale.org.

• PRO-ACT, a volunteer-based, grassroots organization that works to reduce the stigma of drug/alcohol addiction and to ensure the availability of treatment options, hosts informational sessions. Information: 215-489-6120 ext. 3 (Maura Farrell).

Nature Recreation

• The North Penn YMCA, with branches in Lansdale, Harleysville and Franconia Township, is now offering a “sizzlin’ summer membership special” through Aug. 31. This short-term summer membership gives everyone the opportunity to experience all of the programs offered at the Y and gives full access to facilities without committing for a full year. Members can swim in the pools, work out in the wellness centers and enjoy recreational activities offered in our gymnasiums. Summer memberships are valid at both the Indian Valley and Lansdale branches. To register, visit the Indian Valley Branch (890 Maple Ave., Harleysville) or the Lansdale Branch (608 E. Main St., Lansdale).

Special Events

• The Knights of Columbus Pius IX Council will hold its monthly Breakfast with the Knights July 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Knights of Columbus hall, 258 W. Eighth St., Lansdale. It is all-you-can-eat buffet including made-to-order omelets as well as a selection of hot and cold entrees. Cost: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children ages 5 to 12. Active duty fire, police, military and children under 5 eat free! Call 215-368-3044 or www.koc4396.org for more information.

• Brittany Pointe Estates will hold a community furniture sale Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will include breakfronts, curio cabinets, kitchen sets, couches, chairs, etc., and will benefit local charities, scholarships and Brittany Pointe Estates residents in need. Help is available to load vehicles. No credit cards please. Brittany Pointe Estates is located at 1001 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale.

• Historic Morgan Log House presents a rare exhibit that explores the 19th and 20th century “public schooling” in Towamencin through December. The Morgan Log House is located at 850 Weikel Road, Kulpsville. The exhibit will feature never before seen archival images, documents, and objects telling the unique story of the one-room schoolhouse. The site is open for walk-in tours general tours Wednesdays through Sundays through December. Admission is charged. For more information, visit www.MorganLogHouse.org or call 215-368-2480.

Support

• Common Bond, a support, fellowship group for widowed, divorced men and women over age 50 holds monthly discussion the first Sunday of the month in the library of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 505 N. York Road, Hatboro. Orientation for new members is at 2 p.m. Discussion from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. New members welcome. Reservations are necessary. For more information, call 215-675-3947 or 215-918-3376.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families Support Group meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Messiah, Route 202, Gwynedd. For more information, call Erin at 610-631-1014.

• Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors monthly family caregiver support group meetings at two locations. Pre-registration is not required. Information: 1-800-272-3900.

• Dock Woods Community, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, third Thursday of the month, 3 to 5 p.m.

• North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Board Room, Lansdale, meet first Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m.

• A new group will be held the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Manor, 701 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale.

• A new family caregiver support group will be offered the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at Clare Bridge of Montgomery, 1089 Horsham Road.

• Bereavement Counseling: Professional counseling for individuals, couples, children and families dealing with loss and bereavement. Contact Emily, Vincent, Clinical Director at 610-222-4110, ext. 103.

• Bethany Bible Fellowship Church, 75 W. Broad St., Hatfield, will present Griefshare, a free special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.

• Elkins Park Area CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Einstein at Elkins Park Hospital in Elkins Park. For information on CHADD or ADHD, please see our website www.chadd.net/249 or call Claire Noyes at: 215-779-6656.

• Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley — The organization’s mission is to provide a meeting place where people with cancer and their families and friends can join others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a comfortable, home-like setting. Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley is located in Warminster at 200 Kirk Road. Their phone number is 215-441-3290 or visit on the internet at www.gildasclubdelval.org.

• Home Town Counseling is now offering group therapy for couples and individuals affected by infertility. The group will meet two Wednesdays a month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Hatfield. For more information or directions, call 215-631-7166.

• The Independent Adults with Neuro-Muscular Diseases (IAND) support group assists those with Parkinson’s disease, MS and all neuro-muscular disorders. It is a joint effort between North Penn VNA and Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Broomal office. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at North Penn Visiting Nurse Association at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact North Penn VNA at 215-855-7343.

• NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) holds monthly support groups for family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness (i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD etc.) on the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main St. and Richardson Ave., Lansdale. For more information call 215-886-0350.

• Nar-Anon meets at 7:30 every Tuesday for support for families and friends of addicts at First Baptist Church, 700 N. Broad St., Lansdale.

• New Beginnings, a non-denominational social group open to all widowed persons, holds meetings in the Parish Center of St. Stanislaus Church, 493 E. Main St., Lansdale. For more information, call Phyllis at 215-361-2951 or Marlene at 610-272-7324.

• North Penn Visiting Nurse Association will host the Friends in Grief Support Group Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. Registration is required. Call 215-855-8297 ext. 133. The program is free and offered by Hospice of North Penn VNA.

• Peace Valley Church of Chalfont sponsors a Chronic Pain Encouragement Group, which meets monthly at Manna on Main Street in Lansdale. Information/Registration: 215-230-7300.

• Parents of children on the Autism Spectrum are invited to join a support group on the second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Plains Mennonite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield. The group gathers to give and receive emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information, share stories and be more effectively equipped with skills and insights to parent children on the Autism Spectrum. Catherine Schadler, M.Ed., shares her knowledge and expertise around topics chosen by the group. Pastor Dawn Ranck gives overall leadership, coordinating the group and facilitating the conversation. More information at www.plainsmennonitechurch.org or by calling 215-362-7640.

• Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and family recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Led by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, these information and support programs begin the first week of each month and meet once a week for three consecutive weeks. Sessions meet on the first three Thursdays of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at North Penn Community Health Foundation in Colmar. Sessions are free and confidential — first names only. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 800-221-6333 weekdays 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. or visit www.proact.org and click the Family Education Program link.

• PUPS (People Understanding Parkinson’s) A self-help group for those adjusting to a new diagnosis or dealing with the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Meets fourth Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Abington Health Center, Schilling Campus, Willowwood Building, 2510 Maryland Road, Suite 251, Willow Grove. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lorna at 215-542-2931.

• St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main Street and Richardson Avenue, Lansdale, will host a mental health support group for family members and/or caregivers of mental ill persons the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the Montgomery County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 215-886-0350 or email montconami@aol.com.


• Souderton’s Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Study holds open meetings on Thursdays at the Souderton Mennonite Church, 105 W. Chestnut St., at 7:30 p.m.

• The North Penn Chapter of “To Live Again,” a non-denominational support group for widowed persons, holds meetings. For more information, call Lois at 215-412-5547.

• The Wellness Place, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, hosts support groups. Information: 215-393-9105.

• A stress management program will be held Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Beginners T’ai chi will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Intermediate T’ai chi will be held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays.

• A bereavement group, open to anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, will be held Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

• A newcomers’ orientation for people affected by cancer will be held Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• A support group for people with cancer will be held Thursday from 10:15 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Yoga will be held Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.

• Pot luck lunch will be held Fridays from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

  • Return to Paging Mode









Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
comments powered by Disqus

Article source: http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2014/07/27/north_penn_life/communities/doc53cd2e29354ef359718313.txt

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *