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Habitat for Humanity Bucks County Needs Your Help

Friday, August 15, 2 p.m. - Tuesday, September 30, 9 a.m.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs your help in Sellersville! This cluster of townhouses includes the House that Valor and House that Faith Built. Dates available. Help also needed in Bensalem (for A Brush with Kindness - exterior repair project) on various dates. >>We're building all summer...ask for more dates! << Contact c.brink@habitatbucks.org to schedule your Build Day. Visit our website to find out more about Habitat Bucks.

Location: Bucks County
Sponsored By: Habitat for Humanity

“Help Yourself to Health”: Free Workshops Available for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

Friday, August 15, 3 p.m. - Wednesday, December 31, 1 p.m.

Are you an adult age 60 or older with an ongoing health condition? If you have conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain or anxiety, the free “Help Yourself to Health” program can help you take charge of your life. Get support; learn how to deal with pain, fatigue and other health problems. For more information about free “Help Yourself to Health” workshops in your area, call the PCA Helpline or visit our website.

Location: Philadelphia and surrounding counties, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Support Meeting for Family Members of Incarcerated Offenders

Friday, August 15, 7 p.m. - Saturday, December 27, 6 p.m.

Support meetings for the family members of incarcerated offenders are held in Northeast Philadelphia in the Catholic Social Service Bldg on Jackson Ave; in Brookhaven in the Rectory of Our Lady of Charity Parish; and in the Community Room at St Charles Borromeo Parish in Drexel Hill. Call for meeting times.

Location: Brookhaven / Drexel Hill

Youth for Understanding - Attention High School Students

Saturday, August 16, 1 p.m. - Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12 p.m.

High School Students ... Change your life, Change your world! Study Abroad with Youth for Understanding! Travel to another country, immerse yourself in a different culture, and become fluent in another language. YFU offers summer, semester and year-long cultural exchange programs that will give you the opportunity for a Learning Adventure of a Lifetime! Call 1.800.TEENAGE or visit www.yfu-usa.org to learn more about YFU's study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities.

Location: worldwide

MyLastDip.com - Nat'l Cancer Institute

Monday, August 18, 8 a.m. - Tuesday, December 30, 1 p.m.

Effective treatment for smokeless tobacco addiction is available for free on the internet, thanks to a research study funded by the Nat'l Cancer Institute. MyLastDip.com has two unique programs: One specially designed for ages 14-25, and another for all other users ages 26 and older. Visit their website for more info, or email MyLastDip@ori.org.

Location: World Wide Web, MyLastDip.com

Heartbreaking to Watch -- Narconon PSA

Friday, August 22, 11 a.m. - Monday, December 1, 1 p.m.

It is heartbreaking to watch someone slip away as they abuse drugs or alcohol more and more, telling lies so they can keep using the drug or drink that is killing them. You can understand what is happening and how addiction can be overcome. You don't have to live in mystery. Get your hands on the free booklet "The Truth About Becoming Addicted" by calling 1-888-837-9177 or visiting www.becomingaddicted.org today.

NWS PEACE Program Seeking Caring Families

Wednesday, August 27, 8 a.m. - Friday, September 26, 1 p.m.

NWS PEACE Program, a non-profit and CSIET approved program, is seeking caring families in your area to host high school students from Ecuador, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, Belgium, Finland, and other countries for the 2013 schoolyear. Students are 13 to 18 years of age and will begin arriving in August to spend the upcoming 5 - 10 mos. with a caring family while attending your local high school. Call today to find out how you can be involved now or in the future.

Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

Thursday, August 28, 12 p.m. - Tuesday, September 30, 9 a.m.

If you are a low-income Medicare beneficiary you may be eligible to save up to $5,000 on out of pocket and prescription drug expenses. For more information visit www.chlp.org, or call 1-888-838-3180. (Community Health Law Project)

Philadelphia Job Corps Has Openings

Monday, September 1, 9 a.m. - Wednesday, December 31, 1 p.m.

Are you between 16 and 24, or an employer who wishes to help youth in need, then listen to this. The Philadelphia Job Corps has openiings who live in zip code 191-. There are approximately 70 slots now available. We are looking for dedicated youth looking to prepare a future for themselves. Those who are not in college, desire training in a life skill, preparation for GED, etc. Many of our graduates go on to college and excel in their chosen field. Presently our courses of study are:Administrative Medical Assistants, Culinary Art, EMT, Facilities Maintenance, Medical Assistants, Nurse Aides. Call now to see if you qualify. Courses are FREE. 267-386-2888. If you live out of 191-- zip code, call to be referred to office in your area.

Location: Philadelphia

Homeopathic Study Group

Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m. - Thursday, December 11, 7 p.m.

Homeopathic Talks for Beginners - presented by the Homeopatahic Study Group of Central Montgomery County - held every 2nd Thursday of the month. Lectures are free and open to the public. Q&A at 6:30pm; Lecture from 7 to 8:30pm. Call for current topics and speakers. June 12: Addressing Thyroi8d Disorders with Homeopathy

Location: Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Butler & Germantown Pikes, Plym. Mtg.
Sponsored By: Homeopathic Study Group of Montgomery Cty

Citizens for Constitutional Government

Thursday, September 11, 7 - 9 p.m.

Citizens for Constitutional Government invites all to hear Dr. Jim Arcieri, pastor, educator, and author. He specializes in American history and philosophy. He will present the topic: "America's Amnesia: recovering our memory of past foundations for a preferred future." The ministerium will want to hear Dr. Arcieri speak on this topic. The meeting is Thursday September 11, 2014 at 7 pm in the CFC building at 4000 AM Drive, Quakertown. For more information go to http://ccg-pa.org

Location: CFC Building, 4000 AM Drive, Quakertown
Sponsored By: CFCG

Philadelphia Senior Center

Friday, September 12, 2 p.m. - Sunday, November 30, 1 p.m.

PSC has a variety of classes to help you get in shape (or stay in shape) including the following: (1) Silver Sneakers - every Tues. at 2pm - free to those with Keystone or Bravo insurance. (2) Rev Up classes - every Wed. and Fri. at 10am. Low impact exercise tape. You'll also find classes on Cooking and Photography (Digital Photog. on Mon. at 1pm), among other topics.

Location: PSC, 509 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Sponsored By: Philadelphia Senior Center

Delaware Valley Prayer Gathering

Friday, September 12, 7 - 10 p.m.

The Prayer Gathering provides a unique opportunity to pray, worship, and fellowship with other Christians, whereby we transcend generations, denominations, and backgrounds to unite under the banner of King Jesus. This is a FREE event designed to bless ALL who wish to seek the face of God and call upon His promises.

Location: 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa 19107
Sponsored By: Acts413 Ministries

Workshops, Health Screenings and Support Groups at Riddle

Saturday, September 13, 11 a.m. - Sunday, November 30, 3 p.m.

Riddle Memorial Hospital offers several Workshops, Health Screenings and Support Groups -- most of which are free or covered by your insurance. Some of their Workshops include: SmokeFREE (6 sessions); Diabetes & You (daytime & evening programs); "I Can Cope" for cancer patients); and many more. For more info, visit their website or call 1.866.CALL.MLH.

Location: Riddle Hospital in Media, PA, 1068 West Baltimore Pike

Rock to the Future’s Rally for Rock

Saturday, September 13, 2 - 6 p.m.

Rock to the Future’s Rally for Rock takes place on September 13th at Franklin Square Park from 2-6pm. This free event features live music from Kuf Knotz, Hezekiah Jones, Joey Sweeney and the Long Hair Arkestra, and more. There will also be craft vendors, kids activities, and a beer garden for 21+ attendees. All proceeds benefit Rock to the Future’s mission of providing free music education for underserved Philly youth. RocktotheFuturePhilly.org"

Location: Philadelphia's Franklin Square Park, 200 N. 6th St.
Sponsored By: Rock to the Future