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GRASP Support Group - Bucks County

Thursday, July 21, 7 p.m. - Thursday, December 15, 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

PAIRINGS: Photos from the Collections of the Historical Society of Montgomery County

Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. - Tuesday, August 30, 8 p.m.

Pairings: Photographs from the Collections of the Historical Society of Montgomery County opens Saturday, April 23, and runs through August 2016. This free Exhibit features 25 pairings of photos as well as other unique photos from the collection. The exhibit will be available for public viewing Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. and most Saturdays. Please contact the Society for Saturday hours. For further information, contact the Society at 610-272-0297 or contact@hsmcpa.org.

Location: Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb Street,, Norristown
Sponsored By: Historical Society of Montgomery County

Project COMMON BOND - Peace-Building & Conflict Resolution Symposium

Sunday, July 24, 12:30 p.m. - Sunday, July 31, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s Children, the leading non-profit serving the 9/11 community and communities worldwide affected by terrorism, will bring nearly 60 young adults together at Bryn Mawr College for its international symposium, Project COMMON BOND, from July 24th through July 31st. During the eight-day program, participants from the U.S., Algeria, France, Haiti, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palestine, Spain and Sri Lanka will engage in therapeutic group work, leadership training, conflict resolution, peace-building projects and team events designed to foster trust, healing and communication. See website for more information. Or contact Kim Esp at kesp@lakpr.com -- or visit the website.

Location: Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Ave.- Pembrooke Hall Dorm
Sponsored By: Tuesday's Children

Support Meeting for Family Members of Incarcerated Offenders

Sunday, July 24, 7 p.m. - Friday, December 16, 9 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

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

Tuesday, July 26, 12 p.m. - Friday, December 16, 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

Youth for Understanding - Attention High School Students

Tuesday, July 26, 1 p.m. - Saturday, December 31, 1 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

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program

Tuesday, July 26, 7 p.m. - Thursday, December 15, 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. Free sessions start soon at various locations in five counties: 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 ... http://www.councilsepa.org/.

Location: eight locations in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, See Description
Sponsored By: PRO-ACT

Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

Wednesday, July 27, 12 p.m. - Friday, December 9, 9 p.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 Senior Center

Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m. - Thursday, December 15, 5 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


Thursday, July 28 - Thursday, September 8, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia READS, a premier nonprofit organization that strengthens the literacy skills of the city's youngest and neediest school children, is calling on the public to organize community book drives to supply its free Children's Book Bank. New or lightly used books are sought, along with school supplies. The Book Bank, now in its 5th year, is a practical community solution to a stubborn literacy and resource problem. In the last 3 years alone, the Children's Book Bank, based at MLK High School, gaver away about a quarter of a million books, plus various school supplies. To learn how to organize a Phila. READS book drive, contact Book Bank Coordinator Jim Remsen .

NWS PEACE Program Seeking Caring Families

Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m. - Wednesday, December 28, 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 2016 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.

Heartbreaking to Watch -- Narconon PSA

Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m. - Wednesday, December 28, 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.

Philadelphia Job Corps Has Openings

Friday, July 29, 10 a.m. - Thursday, December 29, 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

FREE Oral Cancer Screening

Friday, July 29, 12 p.m. - Thursday, December 15, 1:30 p.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. Our complimentary screening is open to the public on a first come – first served basis. No appointment is necessary. 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

Help Victims of Domestic Violence 12 Annual 5K Run/3K Walk

Sunday, July 31, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Women's Ctr of Montgomery Cty, the region's premier volunteer organization providing support, education and counseling to victims of DV, is hosting their 12th Annual 5K Run/3K Walk, on the 31st, with Registration starting at 8AM. Event starts at 9:00 am, rain or shine. Support a great organization, get some exercise and share in a wonderful cause. Donation is $25 per runner or walker, $30 virtual run/walk including postage. Children under 12 are free. Register online at www.wcmontco.org. For add'l info, call 215-635-7340. The WCMC, which serves more than 4,700 victims of family violence each year, is guided by unifying goals of Prevention, Intervention and Empowerment. Proceeds from the event will go to help provide services for victims of Domestic Violence and provide awareness and education to prevent DV.

Location: Germantown Academy - Carey Stadium, 340 Morris Rd., Ft. Washington
Sponsored By: WCMC