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Eastern Montgomery County community calendar: Week of July 1

Event Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event info to editorial@montgomerynews.com. Calendar entries should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the desired print date. Additions to the calendar are made on a space-available basis.

Abington Township Public Library

Information: Abington Free Library is located at 1030 Old York Road, Abington. For more information, call 215-885-5180 ext. 28, or visit the library’s website, www.abingtonfreelibrary.org.

Socrates Cafe: This club meets every second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Genealogical Society: Old York Road Genealogical Society meets every second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Book Discussion Group: Daytime Book Discussion Group meets every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m.

Computer classes: Abington Free Library offers a one-hour class, one-on-one with a volunteer computer aide, tailored to a person’s need. The class could cover basic computer skills, the internet, iPad, email, Microsoft Word or Excel. By appointment only; call 215-885-5180 ext. 28.

Used books: BookCellar used book hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come by and browse through our extensive collection. We are located in the lower level of the Abington Free Library. All our books, movies and music are for sale at bargain prices. BookCellar books are also sold on Amazon. Due to a high volume of book donations (a good thing!), donations will now be accepted at the circulation desk on Wednesdays to Saturdays only.

Decaffeinated and Unwired: Come to the Abington Free Library for “Decaffeinated and Unwired” and talk with decaf coffee and new friends every fourth Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome!

Sunday’s NYT Crossword Puzzle: Every Monday morning at 10:30 a.m., join us at a table in the South end of the library. Feel free to bring a cup of coffee, your neighbor or best friend, a pencil or pen (although we’ll supply them, too), even your half-finished puzzle from yesterday. Puzzling aloud is highly recommended. Drop-in event, no registration.

Teen Creative Writing Club: The Abington Township Public Library will host a Teen Creative Writing Club for ages 12 to 18 the first Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. Hone your creative writing skills through fun prompts and exercises. Share your work and get feedback. Register at the Information Desk, call 215-885-5180 ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com or visit abingtonfreelibrary.org.

Computer Tutors: Meet with a computer tutor for one hour at the library. Get help with internet, tablets, smartphones, programs or any other miscellaneous computer questions you may have. Contact the Information Desk at 215-885-5180 ext. 13 to make an appointment.

T-Shirt Remix: June 29 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. For ages 12 to 18. Design a unique graphic tee with DIY stenciling. Bring your own plain T-shirt of any color. We’ll be using paint so wear clothes you can get messy in. All other supplies provided. Register at abingtonfreelibrary.org/teens.

One Summer One Author Teen Author Tour: Thursday, July 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For ages 10 and up. Meet Alex London, author of books such as “Proxy,” the Dog Tags series and the Wild Ones series. Sign up early to receive a free copy of a book. Register at the Information Desk, 215-885-5180 ext. 113 or at abingtonfreelibrary.org.

Abington READS!: Through July 24. Children in grades K-3 practice reading over the summer, and teens in grades seven to 12 get service hours by helping children with reading skills. Registration is open. Choose a session: Mondays at 6 or 7 p.m. or Tuesdays at 6 or 7 p.m. Register online: for teens, bit.ly/abgreadsteen18 and children, bit.ly/abgreadschild18.

Summer Quest: Abington Township Public Libraries’ traditional summer reading program has been rebranded as Summer Quest. In addition to reading, participants can also complete challenges and activities that will spark new interests. Summer Quest will run through Aug. 19. Teens and adults also can join the fun, too. Summer Quest will take participants on a journey of reading and learning, with challenges such as learning a language, cooking a dish or visiting a museum using free library resources as well as more of the reading based challenges from previous years. Head to abingtonfreelibrary.org/summer-reading-any-age or stop by the information desk in the library to register. For more information, email AskAbington@gmail.com.

East Cheltenham Free Library

Information: 400 Myrtle Ave., Cheltenham; 215-379-2077

Toddler class: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. This class teaches creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, sign language and the foundations of reading and math through stories, songs and finger plays. For ages birth to 3.

Preschool Class: Preschool Class takes place Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This class helps children develop kindergarten readiness skills by teaching concepts such as the days of the week, letters, counting, rhyming words, weath er, colors and shapes. The class also features stories, music and movement activities and a craft. For ages 3 to 5.

Elkins Park Library

Information: 563 Church Road, Elkins Park; 215-635-5000

Teensy Tales Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, rhymes and games for babies through age 2.

Once Upon a Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music and a craft for ages 3 to 5.

Introduction to the Digital Media Lab: Thursdays at 1 p.m. Get an introduction to everything you can do in the Digital Media Lab. The Digital Media Lab has conversion kits for slides, VHS cassettes, vinyl records, cassettes and two scanners. Each of the two stations also provides access to the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom and Premiere Pro. Registration required.

Glenside Library

Information: 215 S. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-885-0455

Toddler Storytime: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs for ages 1 to 2.

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and a craft for ages 3 to 5.

English Language and Civics Classes: Saturdays at 10 a.m. For adult English language-learners seeking U.S. citizenship.

Horsham Township Library

Information: 435 Babylon Road Horsham; 215-443-2609; horshamlibrary.org

Library Café: There are more than 2,000 books on sale at the library café’ with titles changing almost daily. Stop by, get a cup of coffee and a book or two anytime at your favorite library.

Huntingdon Valley Library

Information: 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley; 215-947-5138; hvlibrary.org.

Library Knitting: Knitters of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join us Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m.

Library Yoga: Held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the community room. Adults are invited to our ongoing, drop-in introductory yoga classes with certified instructor Theresa Landolfi. Each drop-in class is $7.

Friends of the Library: Friends of the Huntingdon Valley Library meets the first Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Check the library website for details.

Board of Trustees: Board of Trustees meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Friday Movies: New releases shown every Friday at 11 a.m.

Le Mott Free Library

Information: 7420 Sycamore Ave., La Mott; 215-635-4419

STEM Engineering Day: Wednesdays at 3 to 5 p.m. Build anything you can imagine with Magna-Tiles and Lincoln Logs. Ages 3 and up.

Roslyn Branch Library

Information: 2412 Avondale Ave., Roslyn; 215-886-9818

Stitch and Chat: Fridays at 1 p.m. Bring your own handiwork or use our materials. No registration necessary.

Lego Club: Every Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No registration necessary.

Computer Tutoring: Be tutored on Saturdays 11:30 a.m. and Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Registration is necessary.

Roslyn READS!: Through Aug. 6. Children in grades K-3 practice reading over the summer, and teens in grades seven to 12 get service hours by helping children with reading skills. Registration is open. Choose from one-hour sessions: Mondays at 1:30 or 6:30 p.m. Register online: for teens, http://bit.ly/RReadTeen and Children, http://bit.ly/RReadsChild.

Southampton Free Library

Information: 947 Street Road, Southampton; 215-322-1415

Endowment: The Southampton Free Library recently began a Capital and Endowment Campaign to raise $575,000 for the modernization and refurbishing of the library and to enhance and expand programming for both children and adults. For information or to make a pledge or contribution, contact Library Director Kim Ingram at 215-322-1415 ext. 100 or email ingramk@buckslib.org.

Friday Movie Matinee: June 29 at 2 p.m. Come join us for a screening of “Murder on the Orient Express.” Light refreshments will be served.

Weekend Walks Pennypack Trail and Pennypack Ecological Trust: June 30 at 9 a.m. Join the library as we start on the Pennypack Trail from the Byberry Road Trail head and then branch off into the Pennypack Ecological Trust. Total distance will be around 3 miles. Meet either at the library parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to caravan to trailhead or at Byberry Road Trailhead parking lot, 1750 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley.

Jazzfun with Strength & Grace Academy: June 30 at 10:30 a.m. Jazzfun is a modern take on Jazzersize. The last 15 minutes of the class, we will be stretching and working out our core for an added bonus. Make sure to bring your yoga mats, water and a towel and get ready to sweat.

Music and Motion with Ms. Nancy: July 2, 9, 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. Ages birth and up are invited to sing, dance and move with Ms. Nancy, a professional music teacher experienced in parent-child music programs. This is a walk-in program until full.

Read to the Dogs: Tuesdays, July 3 to 31, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours, and read to a new four-legged friend. These programs are all ages and walk-in. Register if you know you can attend. Walk-ins welcome if not full.

Teen Board Game Club: Tuesdays, July 3 to Aug. 28, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Come socialize and play board games with your friends. Walk-ins welcome.

Color Your Way to Serenity: July 5 and 19 at 1 p.m. Color your way to serenity at our adult coloring program. Enjoy tea and treats.

Preschool STEAM: July 6, 20 and 27 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about forces of nature, dinosaurs and music with hands-on experiments. This is a walk-in program.

Friday Movie Matinee: July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Come join us for a screening of a newly released film. Light refreshments will be served.

STEAM: July 9, 16 and 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. and July 10, 17 and 31 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Come explore forces of nature, engineering/tinkering and music with hands-on experiments. This program is for elementary students.

Philadelphia Firsts — A History of Philadelphia Through Art: July 10 at 6:30 p.m. The historic collection in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ galleries captures the story of Philadelphia as a city on the cutting edge of the 19th century, leading the country toward new discoveries in technology, creativity and civic engagement. Take a whirlwind tour of 18th and 19th century paintings that illustrate Philadelphia’s greatest accomplishments as a city of firsts, including the founding of the first museum, the first public waterworks and public fountain, the first steamboat on the Schuylkill River and the first medical school and university. Presented by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize. Register online.

4-H Pet Club: July 11, 18 and 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. Ages 8 to 12 interact with reptiles, dogs and bunnies.

Tea with the BBC: July 11 at 2 p.m. Come watch the first episodes of “Inspector Lewis” while enjoying tea and scones.

Art in the Afternoon — Watercolor Flowers: July 12 at 1:30 p.m. Teens and adults are invited to try out different art mediums. Create watercolor flowers and experiment with watercolor pencils and pastels. All supplies provided. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize.

Backstage Pass Escape Room: June 12 at 6 and 7 p.m., July 13 and 14 at 2 and 3 p.m. Your friend promised you a backstage pass to the big concert. Since he’s a high school music teacher, he’s given you a series of musical puzzles to solve to find it. Can you find the pass in time for the concert? Recommended ages 12-plus. Maximum eight people per room. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize. Register on the online calendar at southamptonfreelibrary.org.

Weekend Walks Tamanend Park: July 14 at 9 a.m. Join the library at Tamanend Park to discover where the Pennypack Trail will eventually meet up with the park. It will be a nice shady walk among the trees. Meet at the tennis court parking lot in Tamanend Park at 9 a.m.

Learn the Philly Bop: July 14 at 10:30 a.m. Learn the Philly Bop, a form of swing dancing recognized as the official dance of Philadelphia. This class will engage individuals of all ages in a form of social dancing. The Philly Bop is characterized as a dance with creative footwork and continuous hand connections between partners as they glide through a series of steps and turns. No partner required. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize. Register online.

Touch A Truck: July 17 at 10:30 a.m. Come explore a firetruck, police car and garbage truck among other vehicles!

Jeopardy!: July 18 at 2 p.m. and July 19 at 7 p.m. Try your luck and match wits with your friends and neighbors.

Introduction to Amateur Astronomy: July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association will be on hand to introduce the pastime of amateur astronomy. Today, the modern amateur astronomer has access to a vast amount of equipment and resources to explore the night sky. This hobby can begin with casually learning the names of the bright stars and constellations. But with some patience and practice, anyone can unlock the secrets of the universe right from their own backyard. Using modest telescopes, the moon, planets and far off galaxies can all be in reach of the amateur astronomer. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize. Register online.

Block Party: July 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All ages are invited to play with blocks and toys at this walk-in program.

Adventure Aquarium: July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Learn about noisy aquatic animals during Swamp Songs and Marsh Melodies. You will have a chance to touch a horseshoe crab. Register online.

African Drum Circle: July 21 at 10:30 a.m. This program gets both adults and children up moving and dancing to the beat. Learn about African drumming and play an authentic African djembe. During the session, play hand drums, sing songs and end the session with a traditional African dance circle. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize. Register online.

Papermaking with Colonial PA Plantation: July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how valuable and rare a simple thing like paper is, how labor-intensive a product it is to make and how the use of paper changed the way Pennsylvanians were able to communicate and learn. Also get a chance to make your own paper to take home using water and pulp made from clothing fibers and recycled paper. Recommended for ages 7 and up. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize. Register online.

Board Games for Grownups at Moss Mill Brewery: July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. The library will host Board Games for Grownups at Moss Mill Brewing Co., 109 Pike Circle, Unit D, Huntingdon Valley. Come play board games with family and friends and enjoy some craft beer. The libary will bring board games, but attendees are welcome to bring their own to share as well. For ages 21-plus. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize.

Hu La La: July 26 at 6 p.m. Experience the spirit of the South Pacific Islands with a luau-themed program that is entertaining, engaging and fun for all ages. Come simply to watch authentic dances from the islands of Tahiti, Hawaii and New Zealand and learn about Polynesian culture, or put on your grass skirt and be ready to hula. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize. Register online.

Weekend Walk, Washington Crossing Park: July 28 at 9 a.m. Come celebrate the American Revolution by exploring the park where Washington crossed the Delaware. The group will explore the Delaware canal towpath and cross the bridge into New Jersey. Meet either at the library parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to caravan to the park or at Washington Crossing Park, 1200 General Stark Road, Washington Crossing.

Pound Fitness Class: July 28 at 10:30 a.m. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, Pound transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, attendees become the music in this full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize. Register online.

What’s Up, Chuck? A Barbershop Quartet: July 31 at 6:30 p.m. Come listen to the sounds of What’s Up, Chuck?, a barbershop quartet. The quartet will also explain what is needed to create the unique sounds of a babershop quartet. This is a Libraries Rock Summer Quest Program. Receive a raffle ticket at the end of the program for a Summer Quest prize.

Summer Story Hour: Tuesdays through Aug. 7 and Fridays through Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, create crafts and play with educational toys. All ages welcome to this walk-in program.

Upper Moreland Free Public Library

Information: The Upper Moreland Free Public Library is located at 109 Park Ave., Willow Grove, across from the Willow Grove Shopping Center. For more information about library programs and services, call 215-659-0741 or visituppermorelandlibrary.org.

Writers’ Group: Held on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All writers — amateurs, professionals, scribblers or typists — are invited to join this new group for thoughtful discussions of the writing process and craft, exercises and prompts to generate ideas, and critique workshops of the groups’ writing. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Evening Book Discussion: The Upper Moreland Public Library holds monthly book discussion meeting for anyone who wants thoughtful discussion with great people. The Evening Book Discussion Group meets the fourth or last Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:15 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

Third Thursday Theater: The Third Thursday Theater film series takes place on the third Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. for viewings of contemporary award-nominated and award-winning movies. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Visit our website at www.uppermorelandlibrary.org for film titles.

Sunday Cinema: The Upper Moreland Free Public Library’s Sunday Cinema film series continues on the third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Sunday Cinema gives adults the opportunity to watch outstanding foreign and independent films, followed with a discussion led by Dr. Maurizio Giammarco. No registration is required for this event.

Daytime Book Discussion Group: The Upper Moreland Free Public Library is pleased to announce that the Daytime Book Discussion Group will continue meeting in the Library Community Room from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the library for assistance in ordering a copy of the book.

Preschool Stories: All children 3 to 5 are welcome for stories and a coloring project at our Preschool Stories, Mondays at 1:30 p.m.

Sleepy Stories @ Sundown: On Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Sleepy Stories @ Sundown features gentle stories geared to sending kids ages 4 to 7 off to sleep peacefully. PJs and stuffed animals welcome!

Toddler Story Times: Children 18 to 36 months can enjoy stories, songs and activities at either of our Toddler Story Times on Tuesdays at 10 or 11 a.m.

Stories & Science: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Children 24 to 36 months explore simple science concepts like sound, color & magnetism with toddler-friendly stories followed by a simple science experiment at Stories & Science.

Babies and Books: Caregivers and infants ages birth to 18 months learn and grow with Babies and Books on Wednesdays at 10 a.m, or at the Babies and Books: Early Edition, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

ESL Discussion Group: The Upper Moreland Free Public Library invites all English as a Second Language learners to a twice-monthly ESL discussion group. On the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., library staff will lead an informal discussion paired with exercises for participants to practice English conversation, increase their fluency and meet other English language learners. This program is free and open to the public. Participants need not be a resident to attend the discussion.

Action Stories: Kids of all ages will leap, catch, stretch and move at Action Stories every week on Thursdays at 10:45 a.m.

Young Artists: On Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m., school-age children will experience different art mediums each week through a self-directed activity that will allow them to explore & develop their creative thinking at Young Artists.

Yoga Story Time: Held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2 to 4 and their care-givers are encouraged to stretch their imaginations at Yoga Story Time, a program of stories, gentle exercise, and fun. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or beach towel.

Medicare Counseling Sessions: Upper Moreland Free Public Library has teamed up with RSVP of Montgomery County to offer Medicare counseling sessions for seniors with questions about their coverage. On select Mondays, the library will host a specially trained volunteer from RSVP’s Apprise program who can answer questions in an objective, easy-to-understand manner. Anyone who needs more information about their coverage, from those just becoming eligible to those who are having problems with their plans, can get answers to help them make informed decisions about the next step. To schedule an appointment, call 215-659-0741. This program is free and open to all participants.

Wagner-To-Go: July 10 at 7 p.m. The Wagner Free Institute of Science will present its Wagner-To-Go program focusing on dinosaur and fossil specimens, a fun and informative program for kids and families.

Peter Moses Music Experience: July 18 at 10:30 a.m. The Peter Moses Music Experience will present interactive concert with original and traditional music, instrumentation, rhythm reading, movement and fun.

Musical Petting Zoo: July 24 at 7 p.m. Professionals from The Settlement Music School visit the library for a unique musical petting zoo, bringing the opportunity for kids to learn and try different musical instruments.

Traveling Science Show: July 31 at 7 p.m. The Franklin Institute will return to the library for a Traveling Science Show focusing on the science of sound,music and math.

Animal Communication: Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m. The Briar Bush Nature Center will visit the library with a special Animal Communication program.

Magic Show: Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Arlen Zachary will perform.

Magic Show: Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Michael Bonacci will perform

Ice Cream Social Event: Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. The event will celebrate summer reading finishers and give away grand prizes and other gifts for participants.

Community Events

Fourth of July Parade: The East Cheltenham Community Council will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade Wednesday, July 4, starting at 11:30 a.m. Rain date: July 7. The parade will step off from Cheltenham Elementary School (Ashbourne Road and Front Street) at 11:30 a.m. and wind its way through Rowland Park, up Ryers Avenue, down Central Avenue and into Tookany Park. Children’s games will be held at 2 p.m. at Beryl Road and Tookany Creek Parkway.

Opera Program: Maturing and senior adults who are opera buffs or those just wanting to learn more about this cultural classical venue are invited to participate in KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (Z’’l) and Alma Elias Center’s special eight-session program focusing on three comic operas at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, starting July 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The public is invited. Cost for the program is $70 per person for members and $75 person to the general public. For addition information, contact Gail Korostoff at 215-635-5244 or email gkorostoff@kleinlife.org.

Fishing Derby: Children can test their skill and luck at Cheltenham Township’s 61st annual fishing derby at Kleinheinz Pond on Tookany Creek Parkway between Central Avenue and Beryl Road in Cheltenham July 7. The derby, which is open to boys and girls up to age 15, will run from 9 a.m. to noon. A $3 entrance fee entitles participants to the use of a pole and line, one hot dog, one soda and a chance to win prizes. No preregistration is required. Participants must bring their own bait. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The fishing derby is presented by the Cheltenham/Rockledge Rotary Club in cooperation with the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 215-379-2233.

Concerts in the Park: Cheltenham Township will once again offer free concerts this summer for its Concerts in the Park series. All of the free concerts are held on Sundays beginning at 5 p.m. and are open to the public. The first performances in the series will be held at Curtis Arboretum, 1250 W. Church Road, Wyncote. The final concert Aug. 19 will be held on the grounds of Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, 60 Township Line Road, Elkins Park. The lineup of the 2018 performances is: July 8: Wendy Simon Quintet, jazz; July 22: Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes, indie folk; Aug. 5: Company C, rhythm and blues; Aug. 19: The Dixie Kings, New Orleans jazz. In case of rain, all concerts will be held inside Curtis Hall at the Arboretum. Lawn chairs, blankets and light refreshments are welcome, but no alcohol is permitted. Parking is free. For more information, call the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department at 215-887-1000 ext. 227.

“Aladdin”: Storybook Musical Theatre will present “Aladdin” July 10 to 21 at the Gratz College Theater, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park. Showtimes: Tuesday to Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Tickets: child: $12; adult: $14. Information or reservations: 215-659-8550 or storybookmusical.org.

Ukrainian Folk Festival: The 27th annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held Aug. 26 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham. Enjoy an outdoor summer stage concert and show (1:30 to 4:30 p.m.), a public social dance (4:30 to 8 p.m.), homemade Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, standard picnic fare, kid’s fun area, vendors grove, Ukrainian arts and crafts displays and bazaar, refreshments and live re-enactments from Ukrainian history and Ukrainian hospitality. Admission (open to general public): $15; $10 students; kids under 15 free. Free parking. For more information, call 267-664-3857 or visit tryzub.org.

Paws 4 Life Dog Walk: The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia at Gilda’s Club will host the 20th annual Paws 4 Life Dog Walk Sept. 29. This is a mile-long dog walk with food, games, dog contests and activities for the pets and families to partake in. The walk will begins at 9 a.m. at Warminster Community Park, 300 Veterans Way, Warminster, and is open to the pub Tickets are $25 a dog. lic. To register, visit cancersupportphiladelphia.org/dogwalk or call Kathy O’Mara at 215-441-3290 ext. 104.

Camp William Penn Museum: The Camp William Penn Museum will be open to visitors through Oct. 15 by reservation. Individuals and groups are welcome. See Civil War artifacts, and learn about Camp William Penn, which was the first and largest federal Civil War training camp for United States Colored Troops. The museum is located at 1618 Willow Ave., La Mott. Contact info: 215 885-2258 or pt@usct.org.

A Window to the Soul: Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, will present Nishan Yardumian’s Biblical Art exhibition through Nov. 4 featuring paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn painter and fine arts instructor illustrating our shared human experiences as spiritual beings. Donations accepted. For more information, call 267-502-2990 or visit GlencairnMuseum.org.

Community

The Millbrook Historical Society: The Amy B. Yerks Museum and Archives, freshly renovated, is open every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 N. York Road, Hatboro. Walk-ins welcomed. Information: 215-957-1877; millbrooksociety@gmail.com; millbrooksociety.org.

Outreach Office Hours: State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-152, will hold special outreach office hours in Huntingdon Valley and Upper Dublin. On the third Thursday of each month, Murt and a member of his staff will be at the Huntingdon Valley Library, 625 Red Lion Road in Huntingdon Valley, from 10 to 11 a.m. Also on the third Thursday of the month, Murt and a member of his staff will be at the Upper Dublin Public Library, 805 Loch Alsh Ave. in Fort Washington, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

Health

Unheard Angels: This support group is being held for women who have experienced or are currently struggling with infertility, miscarriage, adoption and fostering issues. The group meets every other Monday evening (the first and third Monday of each month) at 7 p.m. at Lehman Memorial Church, 300 S. York Road, Hatboro, in Room 308. Call 215-764-9407 for more information.

Support Group for Parents of Autistic Children: A series of support meetings for parents of children with autism have been scheduled throughout the fall and winter. Parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum disorder are invited to the meetings, which will take place at the Speech-Language Institute of Salus University, to share their experiences. There will be a new topic covered each week and snacks and refreshments will be provided to the group. Those interested in joining the group can contact the Speech-Language Institute for more information at salusuhealth.com/Speech-Language-Institute/Contact-Us/Join-a-Support-Group.aspx.

Stuttering Support Group: A series of support meetings for people who stutter, their family and friends and those who wish to learn more about stuttering have been scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Speech-Language Institute (SLI) of Salus University, 8380 Old York Road, Suite 2100, Elkins Park. As a chapter member of the National Stuttering Association, SLI provides a safe environment for individuals to share their personal experiences and techniques. Various topics will be covered each week as well as a chance for group discussion. The sessions are led and facilitated by clinical educator Shelley Slot, MS, CCC-SLP and two speech-language pathology students Rachael Borman ’18 and Julia Kessel ’18. Their mission in creating the group is let those who stutter know that they are not alone. For information on joining the group and upcoming meeting dates, contact the Speech-Language Institute at 215-780-3150 or SLInstitute@salus.edu or visit salusuhealth.com/Speech-Language-Institute/Contact-Us/Join-a-Support-Group.aspx.

Bereavement Support Group: A free bereavement support group for friends and family will be held on alternative Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist, Chapel House, 2330 Fairhill Aven., Glenside. Sponsored by: William R. May Funeral Home Inc. Facilitated by Deborah K. Gawthrop, a certified grief management specialist. For information, call 215-624-8190 or email dgawthropcnlt@verizon.net.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7809 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Groups provide education, emotional support and opportunities to share and problem solve with others caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s, dementia or related disorders. Learn more about these conditions and find helpful resources. Be with others who understand and share similar challenges. Free. Registration not required though RSVPs are welcome. Participants can attend whenever they are able. For more information, contact 215-964-7684.

Free YMCA Membership: The Hatboro YMCA, 440 S. York Road, is offering free one-year memberships to area seventh-graders. This membership will provide fun and fitness opportunities. To get involved, seventh-graders just need to bring proof of their class status — a student ID card, class roster, class schedule or report card. They also need to bring a parent or guardian with them when they sign up. For more information, call the Y at 215-674-4545.

Tai Chi: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, offers tai chi Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lauren Steele at 215-657-0830 or lsteele@pennypacktrust.org.

Yoga: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, offers light-to-moderate yoga on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and advanced level yoga on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lori Voltmer at 215-264-8653 or loreli4@comcast.net.

Nicotine Anonymous Meeting: Free quit smoking 12-Step program meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Library, 654 N. Easton Road, Glenside, in support of people working to recover from nicotine addiction. All are welcome. Info: nicotine-anonymous.org.

CHADD: Elkins Park Area CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) will hold the following at Einstein at Elkins Medical Center. For more information on CHADD or ADHD, call Claire Noyes at 215-779-6656 or www.chadd.net/249.

Parent Support Group: First Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Adult Support Group: Third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Gilda’s: Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley, 200 Kirk Road, Warminster, will hold the following:

Kid Support Group: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Program is for children 4 to 12 who have cancer in their lives.

Become a Member: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Living with Cancer Support Group: Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Living With Loss: Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Family & Friends Support Group: Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Life After the Death of a Spouse Networking: First Tuesday on the month.

Life After the Death of a Parent Networking: Second Wednesday.

Healthy Eating Support Group: Mondays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Metastatic Cancer Support Group: Last Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. Call to register.

Health Living Support Group: Fourth Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Blue Sage Restaurant on Second Street Pike.

Wellness Group Meetings: Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Gilda’s Railway & Ice Cream: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Members from the Bristol Railroad Society will run G-scale trains on an outdoor track. Information: 215-441-3290 or www.gildasclubdelval.org.

Montessori: The Montessori School offers beginners classes in TaiJi and Qigong Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tai Chi will help you develop better balance, more flexibility and coordination. Your breath will become deeper and more even. You’ll learn how to find and release your body’s tensions. Your everyday movements will become more efficient and you will feel better and have more energy to face the day. The school is located at 1710 Jarrettown Road, Dresher. To register or for more information, call 215-572-9189.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7809 Old York Road, Elkins Park. The group will help provide emotional, educational and social support. The group also helps caregivers develop problem-solving strategies, maintaining their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally caring for the person with dementia. Free. For more information, contact 215-964-7684.

Meetings

Live & Learn Meetings: Glenside United Church of Christ will host Live & Learn meetings every first and third Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the church library, 2160 Wharton Road, Glenside. The meetings will include lunch, a TED talk and lively discussion. Bring a bag lunch, and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church at 215-887-1819 or visit glensideucc.org.

Glenside Kiwanis: Glenside Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the North Hill VFW Post 2519 Jenkintown, Road, Glenside. For more information, call 215-758-9839 or email GlensideKiwanis@aol.com.
Chess: Join the chess club at KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center. Active adults, 60-years and older, who are interested in learning how or want to play chess against a competitive rival are invited to join the chess club at the KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center, 7763 Old York Road in Elkins Park on Tuesdays from 10:15 a.m. to noon. The chess club is free to the public. Anyone interested in joining the chess club at the KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center, may contact Dayna Glantz, program director, at 215-635-5244 or email dglantz@kleinlife.org. Membership information also is available.

Bucks Mont Art League: The Bucks Mont Art League meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster. Speakers, members’ shows and exhibits are available to members. Guests welcome.

Affinity Toastmasters of Hatboro: The Affinity Toastmasters of Hatboro meet the first and third Thursday of the month from noon to p.m. at Upper Moreland Library, 109 Park Ave. Willow Grove. Public speaking made fun. Visitors welcome.

Religious Listings

Adult Sunday School: New Life Community Church, 2680 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, welcomes the community to Adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Worship service will be 10:30 a.m. Children’s worship and nursery is provided. Information: 215-947-1880.

Source: http://www.montgomerynews.com/publicspirit/communities/eastern-montgomery-county-community-calendar-week-of-july/article_e5f85f80-78b6-11e8-b193-b3bdb2bf8736.html

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