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BUILD LIKE A GIRL - Women Build Week - Habitat for Humanity Montgomery Cty

Saturday, January 31, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

During this week-long event women from all walks of life join together to devote at least one day of service on a construction site to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, PA. These amazing volunteers raise money to help fund the construction of an affordable home for a hardworking family and help build it! No construction experience necessary! If you would like more information on how to register and fundraise for Women Build Week, please visit http://www.habitatmontco.org/33-recent-news/154-women-build-week.

Location: Norristown, 27 W. Chestnut St.
Sponsored By: Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

TEEN PROTOCOLS: Principles for Success

Monday, February 2, 3:30 p.m. - Monday, May 18, 5:30 p.m.

This class – which focuses on preparing youth for Summer Jobs, Volunteerism and Entrepreneurship- will be taught to 25 Students, ages 14 - 18, from February 2nd - May 18th 2015, at the School District of Philadelphia - 440 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Registration takes place now through January 12th. Space is limited so share quickly with others. There is a Mandatory Orientation for Students on Monday, January 26th, from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. See Flyer for added details. Thank you for sharing this information with Students, Parents and Educators that you come in contact with. View Facebook Page

Location: School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad St.

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program

Monday, February 2, 6 p.m. - Thursday, 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. 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.

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

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program

Tuesday, February 3, 6 p.m. - Thursday, April 30, 7 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. Programs are offered at several locations throughout the five-county southeast Pennsylvania region: ? 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. To register, call 800-221-6333, weekdays 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., or visit http://councilsepa.org/programs/pro-act/family-education-programs.

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

Philadelphia Job Corps Has Openings

Thursday, February 5, 9 a.m. - Thursday, 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

Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

Monday, February 9, 12 p.m. - Wednesday, 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)

Philadelphia Senior Center

Tuesday, February 10, 1 p.m. - Wednesday, 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, February 11, 1 p.m. - Thursday, 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

MyLastDip.com - Nat'l Cancer Institute

Thursday, February 12, 1 p.m. - Wednesday, 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

Homeopathic Study Group

Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m. - Friday, 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.

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

Workshops, Health Screenings and Support Groups at Riddle

Friday, February 13, 1 p.m. - Wednesday, 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

FREE Oral Cancer Screening

Saturday, February 14, 8:30 a.m. - Wednesday, 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

SCHOOL BOOK DRIVES SOUGHT

Saturday, February 14, 10 a.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 11 a.m.

Philadelphia READS, a premier nonprofit organization that strengthens the literacy skills of the cvity'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 .

Pottstown Maker's Club

Saturday, February 14, 10 a.m. - Wednesday, 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/

VOLUNTEERS 55+ NEEDED TO LEAD DISCUSSION GROUPS

Sunday, February 15, 12 p.m. - Thursday, 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 will be scheduled soon 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