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  1. Abington Free LibraryFall Story Times (2nd series) November 8 through December 13Library’s Community Room Two-year-olds and their parents will meet on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; three-,four- and five-year olds will be Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m. Registration for all programs begins Monday, October 25 Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  2. Doggone Good Story Times for PreschoolersAbington Free Library A certified therapy dog will be the special guest at two sessions in the Children’s Department on Monday, October 25 and November 1, 10:30 a.m. Jean Campellone will read stories to children ages three and up and will be accompanied by Niji, her Labrador retriever.Information: 215-885-5180 Ext. 28

  3. Abington Art CenterCoffee Break Coffee Break is a relaxed ‘waking-up-to-art’ morning featuring a coffee tasting, pastry pairing and art. This month at Coffee Break, meet sculptor and sample coffees brewed by Peregrine Coffee. $5 Members F R E E November 13th one seating at 9:30 andone at 11:30. Information: 215-887-4882 ext. 230

  4. Abington Art Center E U R E K A Eureka…a fun workshop for families of any size and artistic ability to play and make art together. November 14 Drop-in anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $5 per project Members F R E E Information 215-887-4882

  5. Abington Art CenterSweet Beats Family Music Event November 21 at 1 p.m. Children and parents are engaged with lively, interactive, and family music $5 per person Members and infants F R E E Information 215-887-4882, ext 230

  6. Christmas Spectacularfeaturing the Rockettes 2010 Abington Bureau of Parks and Rec Thursday, December 2Leave Alverthorpe Park (Forrest Ave parking lot) at 7 a.m.and arrive in New York City at 9:15 a.m. at the Radio City Music Hall. Showtime is 2 p.m. $95 per person (transportation and show ticket) All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult Registration: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information 215-576-5213

  7. New York City Day Trip Wednesday, October 13Leave Alverthorpe Park (Forrest Ave parking lot) at8 a.m. to enjoy a day of shopping, sightseeing or catch a show without the hassle of driving or parking. Choice of 3 drop-off points:Theatre District (w. 48th street)Hard Rock Café (w. 57th street)Metropolitan Museum of Art (e. 82nd street) Cost: $40 per person Registration and information: 215-576-5213

  8. Zoning Hearing Board The Zoning Hearing Board will meet on October 19th at 7 p.m. in the Abington Township Board Room forthe following: Golf View Properties,2534 Pierce Ave.; YMCAPhila., 1067 Old York Rd.; N. Lekishvili, B.Baxt & L. Ladyzhensky, 1614 Old York Rd.; Dr. & Kathleen Nissenbaum, 1841 Huntingdon Pk.

  9. Frog and ToadRoslyn Branch Library Frog and Toad are the best of friends. Read about their many adventures, and come to the Roslyn Library prepared to share what you know with a small group. We’ll be doing fun turtle crafts and enjoying a delicious snack. Monday, November 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ages: 5-9 Registration begins October 4 Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Avenue Info: 215-886-9818 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  10. Haunted Hayride and Safe Trick-or-Treat Temple University – Ambler Campus 580 Meeting House Rd., Upper Dublin Friday, Oct 22 and Saturday, Oct 23 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. $12 adult $8 student with i.d. $5 children under 12 Volunteers Needed – Contact david.corrigan@temple.edu

  11. Abington Township2011 Budget Meetings October 21 Budget Workshop – 7:30 p.m. – Abington Township Building Boardroom October 28 Budget Workshop – as needed November 4 Preliminary Budget Meeting – 8 p.m. – Abington Township Building Boardroom November 18 Budget Workshop – as needed December 9 Final Budget Meeting – Public Hearing on Millage Ordinance – 8 p.m. – Abington Township Building Boardroom

  12. Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, NALCLycoming & Parkview Aves., Abington PAwww.holytrinity.net 215.659.2642 “THE WELCOME PLACE” Women’s Fall Luncheon, Sunday November 7, 2010 Lunch 12:15 PM, followed by a program about: Operation Christmas Child & Samaritan’s Purse. LCW Women's Meetings: Eve October 14, 7:30- Parlor / Hannah, October 20, 7:30-Parlor / Miriam, October 11, 12:30-Fellowship Hall Ruth, October 13, 7:30 (call for meeting place) Sarah, October 14, Noon-Parlor

  13. Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, NALCLycoming & Parkview Aves., Abington PAwww.holytrinity.net 215.659.2642THE WELCOME PLACE October 17, 2010 Supper Club – Preparing for All Saints Day Kids & families at Fellowship Hall 5-7 PM, $10 per family or $4 per person whichever is less Church wide Pot Luck Dinner – Sunday October 24, 2010 5:00 PM in Fellowship Hall and will be followed by: HANDBELL GALA CONCERT at 6:30 PM Music for hand bells, with violin, flute, cello, saxophone and choir

  14. Fire Department Open House Dates AbingtonFire CompanyMonday, October 4th 6:30-8:30 p.m. McKinley Fire CompanyTuesday, October 5th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Roslyn Fire CompanyWednesday, October 6th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Weldon Fire CompanyThursday, October 7th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Edge Hill Fire CompanyFriday, October 8th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  15. Road Work Notice The final phase of the Highland Ave. project will begin 7 a.m. on September 27. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Flaggers will be used during construction and traffic will be limited. Work should take approximately 2 weeks. (weather permitting)

  16. Abington Township Plastic Recycling Expansion All Plastics including #1 through #7 will be picked up starting on the first Tuesday in October, 2010. Should your commingle cart become damaged, please telephone 267- 536-1038 for information on its replacement. For any additional information concerning recycling you can telephone (267) 536-1037 or (267) 536-1038.

  17. Montgomery County Health DepartmentDrive-Thru and Walk-In Flu Clinics 10/2/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upper Perkiomen High School 10/7/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fairview Church of Nazarene 10/6/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Abington Senior High School Residents of Montgomery County age 6 months and older. You will be vaccinated in cars only; no walk-up shots will be given. Walk-in locations below. Information: 215-278-5117 ext. 6705 10/28/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Congregation Beth Or 10/29/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunnybrook Ballroom 11/4/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Norristown Public Library 11/12/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upper Merion Twp. Building

  18. State Rep Town Hall Meetings October 6 7-8:30 p.m. Edge Hill Fire Company October 7 7-8:30 p.m. Upper Dublin Twp Building State Rep Josh Shapiro’s staff will be on hand to assist you with services.

  19. Make a PumpkinAbington Free Library Like working with clay. Children ages 5 and up re invited to a “handbuilding clay pumpkins” workshop October 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. F R E E Registration begins October 11. Information: 215-885-5180 ext. 28

  20. A Public AnnouncementJay W. BlumenthalAbington Township Treasurer/Tax Collector Please remember to pay your school taxes by November 12, 2010. This is the deadline for payment of the face amount due. There will be a penalty of 10% if paid after November 12, 2010 Payments made at the Tax Office, postmarked, dropped off, or paid by phone and/or online on or before November 12, 2010 will be considered timely. Questions: 267-536-1024 1 of 2

  21. A Public AnnouncementJay W. Blumenthal, Abington Township Treasurer/Tax Collector • There are now several ways to pay these taxes: • By Mail to: Abington Township Tax Office, 1176 Old York Rd, Abington PA 19001. • In Person from: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Abington Tax Office. • 24-Hour Drop-Off Slot: in the Abington Township Building Lobby, 1176 Old York Rd, Abington. The lobby is open 7 days a week • By Phone and/or Online: to pay by credit card, debit card, or electronic check, please visit www.abington.org and then to the Tax Office page for directions.By phone: 1-866-874-9602 • Questions: 267-536-1024. 2 of 2

  22. “Matter of Fact” Workshop for HomeschoolersAbington Free Library Wednesday, October 20th at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. and October 20th at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Grades K-6 Students will learn the fundamentals of chemistry. They will construct their own marshmallow molecules, learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even play alchemist for a day. Introduction to the basics of polymers. Registration Monday, October 4.Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 28 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  23. Tea PartyThe Ladies Auxiliary of Roslyn Fire Company SaturdayOctober 16 - 12 noon to 2 p.m. Roslyn Firehouse1128 Bradfield Road, Roslyn Please bring your favorite Tea CupLuncheon, Raffles, Prizes, 50/50 Entertainment Donation $20

  24. International Food FestivalAbington PAL (Police Athletic League) Tuesday, October 125:30 to 8 p.m.Philmont Country Club, Huntingdon Valley This annual event welcomes the entire community with an exciting menu, live and silent auction items, and entertainment surprises. This year’s theme is K-9 in honor of Sgt. Dan Buckley who has been the heart of the community in the time he gives and gifts he shares. Tickets: $50 - Information: 267-536-1100 ext. 1509 or www.abingtonpal.org

  25. Book Sale at the Roslyn Branch Library $.25 per book, 5 for $1.00 Proceeds benefit the Abington Township Library Ongoing Roslyn Branch Library 2412 Avondale Ave., Roslyn PA 215-886-9818

  26. Teens Wanted The Roslyn Branch Library is looking for teens to create and lead programs for elementary age children. Possible ideas include skits, games, journaling, creative writing, etc. You will be awarded service hours for your time. On-going Information: 215-886-9818

  27. Penn State AbingtonCultural Arts Events Friday Night Film Series: Roman de Gare – Friday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Bldg. - $5 Penn State Laureate: Robin Becker – Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m., 108 Lars Bldg. F R E E Informatin: www.abington.psu.edu/cultural-arts or 215-881-7800

  28. Abington Township Public Hearing The Abington Township Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the Baederwood Shopping Center Substantive Challenge to the Zoning Ordinance on Wednesday, November 37:30 p.m.in the Abington Township Boardroom Information: 267-536-1017

  29. Rain Barrel WorkshopAbington Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) • Wednesday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m.Abington Township Bldg., 1176 Old York Road, Abington • Vouchers redeemable at Primex Garden Center in Glenside for a 54-gallon rain barrel are available for $35 to Abington residents who attend the workshop (advance payment required). • A limited number of rain barrel vouchers are available to low-income township residents free of charge with proof of enrollment in: Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, Chip, Low Income Energy Assistance, Federal Public Housing Assistance or like program. • Presented by EAC and Primex Garden Center • Information: www.eac-abington.org 215-884-4822 or jjkaczalek@aol.com

  30. 5th Annual Latin American Dinner featuring authentic Colombia food at Glenside United Church of Christ - Glenside What:    Dinner to Benefit Colombia’s Displaced Children When:    Saturday, October 9, 2010 Time:    Two Seatings:  5:30 and 7:30 PM Where:   Glenside United Church of Christ Price:     $25.00.  7 and under Free.  Childcare available Info:   215-572-7060, 215-887-1819

  31. Residential Sprinkler SystemsAlert The Abington Township Fire Marshal wants you to know… if you own a sprinkling system that has anti-freeze in the system, please contact your sprinkler system service provider to make sure that the anti-freeze solution is made up of the proper type and concentration of anti-freeze. i

  32. Roslyn Branch Library Halloween Party Monday, October 25 6-6:30 p.m. for ages 2-57-8 p.m. for ages 6-12 Stories, songs, games, crafts, and refreshments! Information: 215-886-9818

  33. Abington Free LibraryFall Story Times September 13 through October 18thLibrary’s Community Room Two-year-olds and their parents will meet on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; three, four, and five year-olds on Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m. Registration is required and will begin on August 30th Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28

  34. Abington Township Shredding Event Residents Only - No Businesses Saturday, October 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Abington Township Highway Yard2201 Florey Lane, RoslynInformation: 267-536-1034 or 267-536-1038 Bring personal and confidential documents to this shredding event. No need to remove binder covers, paper clips or staples. Limit of 4 boxes or bags per car. Boxes can be no bigger than 1.2 cubic feet or weigh more than 30 lbs. DO NOT BRING: newspapers, books or magazines, plastic covering or cardboard, CD’s or floppy discs.

  35. Abington Free LibraryPreschool Pajama Party Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate. These evening story times will be held on three Wednesdays: October 6, November 10, and December 8 at 7 p.m. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. Information: 885-5180, ext. 28

  36. Ruth R. Abel Memorial Seminars Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Shorday Room Oct. 20 – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Nov. 17 – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Register for these programs at Abington Library Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  37. Folk Guitar Workshop Series Six lesson course. Mondays at 7 p.m. Oct. 18; Nov. 1, 15 & 29. For age 15 and up Register for this program at Abington Library Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  38. Online Resource Class What your library card can do for you! Learn about our online resources and searching in our online catalog. Thursday, Nov. 4 from 7-8 p.m. Register for this program at Abington Free Library Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 13 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  39. Abington Free LibraryCome Hear Abington Library’s Favorite Professor! Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Shorday Room Oct. 7 – Swarovski PlusOct. 14 – Doctorow Said ItOct. 21 – the Stress of Breathing Register for this program at the Abington Library Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  40. Philadelphia A-Z – The Good Ol’ DaysAbington Free Library Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. A slide show featuring beautiful, digital images with an inspiring live commentary and music. Audience participation is encouraged. Register for this program at the Abington Free Library Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  41. Roslyn Branch LibraryPajama Party Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 6 Registration begins Aug. 30th Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Ave Information: 215-886-9818

  42. Preschool Story TimesRoslyn Branch Library Stories, songs, and craftsTuesdays for ages 3-6 from 11-11:30 a.m.Thursdays for ages 2-3 from 11-11:30 p.m. Begin Sept. 27th through Nov. 18 Registration begins Sept. 7th Information: 215-886-9818 or abingtonfreelibrary.org

  43. Press ReleaseRoslyn Library Local teen wants to share his expertise working with polymer clay. He’ll help you create your own Halloween figurines: pumpkins, ghosts, scarecrows, witches, bats, etc. Decorate your room for the holiday. This program will be on October 18 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is for kids ages 8-13 Registration begins Sept. 27 Limited to 10 participants Information: 215-886-9818

  44. The Celebration of Henry and Mudge!Roslyn Library Ages: 5-9 Wednesday, October 12 from 7-8 p.m. Henry and Mudge have lots of adventures together. Read any or all of the books about them and come prepared to share them with a small group. Fun craft and a delicious snack too. Registration Sept. 13 Information: 215-886-9818

  45. Montgomery County Health Safety Programsat the Roslyn Branch Library Halloween Safety – October 18 – play Halloween Jeopardy. If you wear a costume you get a small prize! – registration begins Sept. 27. Sledding Safety – November 29 – play Downhill Racer Game – registration begins Nov. 8. Time for all classes – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages: 4 – 12 Information:215-886-9818

  46. Calling All Artists If you have brushed (or chalked) a masterpiece and would like to loan it to Abington Township for display in our 2nd Floor Boardroom, we would be honored. Our monthly meetings are held in this room and are videotaped for the public. Your work would be viewed by other Abington residents and our boardroom would be bejeweled! Please call 267-536-1004 if you are interested.

  47. 2010 Budget Meetings October 15 Budget package forwarded to Commissioners October 21 Budget Workshop – 7:30 p.m. Board Room October 28 Budget Workshop – as needed November Preliminary Budget Meeting – 8 p.m. Board 4 Room November Budget Workshop – as needed18 December Final Budget Meeting – Public Hearing on 9 Millage Ordinance 8 p.m. – Board Room

  48. Abington Township Zoning Rewrite CommitteePlanning Board Zoning Survey Please access our survey at www.abington.org and scroll down the left side of the home page to “PB Planned Business Survey”, click, and complete the survey. Press “Done” and your response will be automatically submitted to the Township.

  49. 2010 West Nile Virus Update Any time is a good time to eliminate areas where mosquitoes breed. - Remove from around your home and neighborhood anything that might hold standing water: old tires, buckets and wheelbarrows.

  50. 2010 West Nile Virus Update - Report any standing water that you cannot remove. - Protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing protective clothing during the evening and early morning hours when mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus are most active.