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Temple University Institute on Disabilities - Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking (C2P2): Family Leadership for Inclusive Education in Non-Traditional Settings (WEBINAR)

Wednesday, October 29, 7 - 9 p.m.

C2P2 Family Leadership in Inclusive Education for Non-Traditional Settings (WEBINAR) is designed for families of students who are home schooled, educated in cyber charter schools, charter schools, private schools or parochial schools to offer leadership development training, guidance and technical assistance to help achieve true inclusion for children. The goal is to create a network of family leaders who will work together with educators and administrators to champion inclusive practices for children with disabilities in the Non-Traditional school community.

Location: webinar

FREE Oral Cancer Screening

Tuesday, November 4, 8:30 a.m. - Tuesday, December 30, 10:30 a.m.

Who should get screened? Every adult. Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups. Advanced Indicators: A sensation that something is stuck in your throat. Numbness in the oral region. An oral cancer screening should be conducted every year, so take advantage of this free offer and get screened today. Our complimentary screening is open to the public on a first come – first served basis. No appointment is necessary and you need not be a patient of Dr. Dubin’s. Hours of the screening will be 8:30 am – 10:30 am. For more information about oral cancer, please log onto The Oral Cancer Foundation’s official website at www.oralcancer.org. For additional information on this free event, look for it in the Oral Cancer Foundation’s event list or go to www.dentistryforlife.net or see our facebook page.

Location: Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut St., Ste. 1217, Philadelphia
Sponsored By: Oral Cancer Foundation

Pottstown Maker's Club

Tuesday, November 4, 10 a.m. - Tuesday, December 23, 12 p.m.

Our hope is that this develops into a place to create, explore and collaborate. To Play with technology, craft items, Upcycle and repurpose items to your hearts content. This is to be a location where DIYers, makers and builders can come build, craft and design things. Where adults and kids can learn about electronics and have hands on experience. Let's keep things out of the landfills and put them to use. We would focus on building or modifying electronics and other items to re-purpose them or invent new purposes. There are no age restrictions as of yet we have a few teenagers interested as well as several adults. Please spread the word. For more info, visit the Facebook page listed here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/PottstownBuilders/

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program

Tuesday, November 4, 7 p.m. - Wednesday, December 31, 9 p.m.

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a free Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and families 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 run one evening a week for three consecutive weeks. Each session lasts two hours. Next free sessions start week of Aug. 5 at various locations in five counties at several locations: Tuesdays—From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Media and Northeast Philadelphia. Wednesdays—From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Pottstown; from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in North Philadelphia; and from 7 p.m.to 9 p.m. in West Chester. Thursdays—From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Northern Liberties; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bristol and Colmar. Sessions are free and confidential—first names only. Pre-registration is required. Call toll free #, 9 to 5, or visit website to register.

Location: Various locations, See Description
Sponsored By: PRO-ACT

Philadelphia Job Corps Has Openings

Wednesday, November 5, 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

Expanding Your Recovery Toolkit - Monthly Workshop on Drug/Alcohol Addiction

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m. - Tuesday, December 30, 1:30 p.m.

Free monthly workshop series for individuals and families with a current or past drug/alcohol addiction issue. Learn about recovery and free recovery resources from peers on their own recovery journey. Future sessions are listed on their website. Topics include using yoga and meditation to battle drug addiction; how addiction differs from other diseases; and a group participation period on a day in the life of a heroin addict. Refreshments. Please RSVP (call or email).

Location: Doylestown, 252 W. Swamp Rd., Unit 12
Sponsored By: The Council of SE Penna.

GRASP Support Group - Bucks County

Thursday, November 6, 10 a.m. - Thursday, December 18, 9 p.m.

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing), a support group for those who have lost a loved one to drugs or alcohol, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center in the Bristol Office Center, 1286 Veterans Hwy., Unit D-6, Bristol. Call 215-428-1637 or 215-788-3738 or email graspbuckcounty@gmail.com. Please call to confirm the time of the meetings.

Location: Bristol, So. Bucks Recovery Comm. Center

“An Evening of POEMJAZZ”

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 - 10 p.m.

The 2014-15 season of the Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program Reading Series continues with “An Evening of POEMJAZZ” featuring renowned poet Robert Pinsky and GRAMMY-winning jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood, Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Goodhart Music Room, Bryn Mawr College. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Location: Bryn Mawr College, Goodhart Music Room
Sponsored By: BMC Creative Writing Program Reading Series

NWS PEACE Program Seeking Caring Families

Friday, November 7, 9 a.m. - Wednesday, December 31, 12 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

Saturday, November 8, 12 p.m. - Tuesday, December 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)


Monday, November 10, 12 p.m. - Wednesday, December 31, 1 p.m.

Touching Lives Over 55, a program of Journey's Way, is currently recruiting volunteers to facilitate peer discussion groups about health and wellness, aging issues, retirement and life stories. For more than 7 years, more than 105 volunteers ages 55-87 have let "Next Chapter" discussion groups with over 2,000 older adults across Philadelphia! Volunteers must be at least 55 and enjoy working with people, have good listening skills and provide their own transportation. Discussion groups meet weekly in senior community centers in Philadelphia . The next volunteer training is scheduled for August at Journey’s Way, 403 Rector Street in Roxborough. For more information about the program, volunteer opportunities and upcoming trainings, contact David Young.

Location: Roxborough - Journey's Way, 403 Rector St

MyLastDip.com - Nat'l Cancer Institute

Monday, November 10, 7 p.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

Philadelphia Senior Center

Tuesday, November 11, 2 p.m. - Tuesday, December 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

Philadelphia Senior Center: Diabetes Support Group

Wednesday, November 12, 1 p.m. - Wednesday, December 10, 5 p.m.

Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 S. Broad St. in Philly, will hold a Diabetes Support Group at 1:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Join others to discuss the issues facing people with Diabetes and learn about ways to manage the illness. Free and open to the public.

Location: 509 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

Workshops, Health Screenings and Support Groups at Riddle

Thursday, November 13, 11 a.m. - Tuesday, December 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