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					Horsham Township Recreation Fall Programs 2009
Come see what we have to offer!!
Fall-O-Ween Festival
Ages: 1-8 yrs Location: Deep Meadow Park Come out and have fun at the Horsham Township Parks and Recreation Fall-O-Ween Festival! There will be hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, snacks, a pumpkin patch and goodie bags. We will also have an exciting Hallowed Egg Hunt and more. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now for this exciting event! Cost: $10 per child (parent stays with child) Course #: 3006.304 Date: Sunday, Oct. 11 (rain date 10/25) *Please note: pre-registration is necessary!

There’s something for everyone- sign up today!

Radio City Music Hall Bus Trip
Back by popular demand, Horsham Township will be sponsoring a bus trip to the world renowned Radio City Music Hall . We will have orchestra/1st MEZZ seating for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes. This is a wonderful show for the entire family.! Time Magazine calls it “One of America’s grandest Holiday traditions!” Hurry in to get your tickets, as seating is limited! Course #: 7004.301 Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009 Fee: $120.00 Bus Departs Horsham: 9:00 am Arrive in NYC: 11:00am (appox.) Radio City Show: 1:00pm Return to Horsham: 9:00pm (approx.) Arrive in Horsham: 8:00pm (appox.)

Candy Cane Day
Ages: 3-6yrs Location: Community Center An annual tradition in Horsham Township, our annual Candy Cane Day will be held on Friday, December 18 from 2-4pm for ages 3-5. This program is for parents & kids, and will include crafts, games, and even a cooking project! Please dress your child in clothing they can get messy. Course #: 3010.304 Date: Friday, Dec. 18 Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Fee: $10.00/child (parents stay with children)

Children Making Music

Parent and Child Fun

Ages: 6mos-4yrs. Location: Community Center This program is a fun and interactive program for parents and their children, combining songs, rhythm, instruments, musical games, sign language, and other exploratory activities. Through participation, language development and motor skills will be enhanced. Children Making Music incorporates the latest in music research for young children. Music and children- an awesome combination!
Course # 0001.114 0001.301 0001.302 0001.303 Day(s) W W W W Time 10:00am-10:45am 11:00am-11:45am 10:00am-10:45am 11:00am-11:45am Dates 9/16-11/4 9/16-11/4 11/18-12/16 11/18-12/16 Fee $88 $88 $55 $55

Messy Playtime

Ages: 2-6 yrs & parent Location: Community Center Miss Cindy is back for more Messy Playtime fun! Moms and dads- bring your young ones out to make a mess with paints, glue, and several other types of media. This class is for the child and caregiver together. Dress to get messy!
Course # Day(s) Time 0009.304 S 10:00am-11:00am Dates 11/7, 21, 12/5, 19 Fee $35

Pencil Drawing I

~Arts and Craft Classes~

Scrapbooking Workshop

Ages: 6-12 yrs Location: Community Center Children will learn the basics of pencil drawing in a fun and creative atmosphere. Projects will include shading, perspective and cartoons. Learning the art of pencil drawing can greatly assist an artist as they begin to pursue and use other types of art mediums. Participants will need to bring two pencils, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, and a drawing pad.
Course # Day(s) Time 0013.306 T 6:00pm-7:00pm *No class 11/3 Dates 10/13-11/24 Fee $40

Ages: 12 & up Location: Community Center Explore and compliment your creativity as experienced scrapbookers guide you in preserving your summer memories making 4 layouts. Just bring scissors, a paper cutter, your photos that you want to scrapbook, and scrapbooking adhesive.
Course # Day(s) Time 0019.102 T 6:30pm-9:30pm Dates 10/20 Fee $40

Cardmaking Workshop
Ages: 12 & up Location: Community Center Explore and compliment your creativity as experienced card makers guide you in make from 10-20 cards for many occasions. Just bring your scissors, adhesive and a paper cutter.
Course # Day(s) Time 5046.301 T 6:30pm-8:30pm Dates 11/10 Fee $20

Pencil Drawing II
Ages: 12-16 yrs Location: Community Center This class will cover not only the basics of drawing but will also go over techniques to refine your drawings. Cartooning, animation basics, and perspective will be touched upon as well as drawing realistic people and animals. Participants will need to bring two pencils, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, and a drawing pad.
Course # Day(s) Time 0013.307 T 7:15pm-8:15pm *No class 11/3 Dates 10/13-11/24 Fee $40

Paint a Bisque Pencil Holder
Age: 5 & up Location: Mud Shack We’ll show you how to paint your favorite sport or school activity on your very own ceramic pencil holder.
Dates 9/18 Fee $20

Course # Day(s) Time 0004.308 F 6:30pm-7:30pm

Animation and Cartooning
Ages: 10-16 yrs Location: Community Center Andrew, our Pencil Drawing teacher, will elaborate on the concepts of Animation and Cartooning to assist participants in the creation of characters and other animation aspects. Participants will need to bring two pencils, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, and a drawing pad. You do not need to have taken Pencil Drawing to participate in this class.
Course # Day(s) Time 0805.301 M 6:00pm-7:00pm Dates 10/12-11/16 Fee $40

A Ages: 8 & up Location: Mud Shack T The “Twiilght” crazy has hit Horsham Township! Join us to paint a apple jewelry boxes, Bella’s pick-up truck or an apple shaped dish. We’ll show you how to decorate the box with quotes from t the book series or even the image of the first book! Get your f friends together and come celebrate the excitement of this hit s series.
C Course # Day(s) Time 0 0004.307 F 7:00pm-9:00pm Dates 10/16 Fee $25

Watercolor Painting Class/Forum
Age: Adults Location: Community Center This will be an open forum for watercolor painters, those who want to learn about watercolor painting or those who want to brush up on their painting skills. At the first class, the class will decide as a group how the class is going to flow and what subjects will be studied. It will be suggested what supplies you will want to have for the class based on the subjects that the class will study . Barbara Surick, an accomplished local watercolor painter, will lead the class through this 8 week adventure.
Course # Day(s) Time 0807.303 M 1pm-3pm Dates 10/5 - 11/23 Fee $40

Apple & Honey Sets
Age: 5 & up Location: Mud Shack Get ready for Rosh Hashanah by decorating your own apple and honey set to bring in a sweet new year!
Course # Day(s) Time 0004.301 Sun 12pm-1pm Dates 9/13 Fee $20

Fused Glass Apple Plate
Age: 5 & up Location: Mud Shack In this special workshop everyone will design and make their own fused glass apple plates. Participants will be able to decorate their plate with apple images in glass or learn to write, “L’Shana Tovah” in Hebrew for a happy Jewish new year.
Course # Day(s) Time 0021.301 Sun 12:30-2:30pm Dates 9/6 Fee $40

KidzArt: Squiggles to Grins
Ages: 2-4 yrs Location: Community Center Young ones are introduced to the lines and shapes that make up the ‘language’ of art. This is achieved through creative activities designed to enhance their motor skills, and complemented with inspiring storytelling, poetry, and sing-alongs created by Parents’ Choice Award winning KidzArt® singer/songwriters. At this age level they find great delight in exploring this new language by using washable paints and other non-toxic art materials to create recognizable forms. Their artful squiggles are soon followed by proud grins.
Course # Day(s) Time 5047.301 M 10:30am-11:30am Dates 10/12-11/16 Fee $70

Mommy, Me, and Clay
Age: 2-5 and parent Location: Mud Shack Come in with your little one for story time and we’ll create one of the characters out of clay.You’ll be amazed at what a great job you both do! The $15 fee is per child.
Course # Day(s) Time 0020.302 Tu 9:30-10:30am 0020.303 Th 1:00pm-2:00pm Dates 9/8 9/10 Fee $15 per child $15 per child

Sports and Exercise
soccer petite Class
Age: 3-5 yrs. Location: Carpenter Park A fun introduction for 3,4, and 5 year olds to the world of soccer! This is an activity-based program, with an emphasis on the “Game Based” approach to coaching soccer within a fun learning environment. Each child receives instruction in a small group setting from one of the professional U.K. Elite Soccer coaches. Parents are welcome to stay and join in the fun!
Course # Day(s) Time 1002.304 Th 1pm-2pm 1003.301 Th 2pm-3pm Dates Sept. 24-Oct. 29 Sept. 24-Oct. 29 Fee $83 $83

Learn to Ice Skate
Ages: 3yrs - Adult Location: The Rick at Warwick Learn to Skate is designed to teach basic skating skills while providing a fun, family oriented atmosphere. Our goal is for skaters to achieve a proficient level of skating either of hockey, figure or recreational skating. There are general sessions for anybody ages 5 through adult, as well as a session just for tots (3-5 years) and their parents. This year, The Rink at Warwick will be utilizing the US Figure Skating Basic Skills Program, and each participant will become a registered member with USFS and receive the USFS monthly magazine as part of their registration fees.
Course # 1005.305 1005.306 1005.116 1005.309 Day(s) Time Dates Fee T (mom &tots)10:30am-11:30am 11/3-12/8 $115 T 5:30pm-6:30pm 11/3-12/8 $115 S 2:15pm-3:45pm 10/31-12/12$115 no class 11/28 Sun. 2:15pm-3:45pm 11/1-12/13 $115 no class 11/29

Adult Golf Class
Ages: 16 & up Location: Horsham Valley Golf Course Ron Rolfe has been a golf professional for over 40 years, having won numerous tournaments and titles. He is now in Horsham to share his skill and passion for golf with you- so sign up today!
Course # Day(s) Time 1801.302 M 6:00pm-7:00pm Dates 9/14-10/5 Fee $65

Ages: 16&up Location: Community Center Pilates improves mental & physical well being as well as creates length, strength, & flexibility in the muscles. Helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the core. This is a great class for anyone who wants to exercise and yet relax at the same time. This is one of our most popular classes- come see what it is all about! It is recommended that participants bring a mat with them.
Course # Day(s) Time 1815.204 Th 7pm-8pm 1815.203 Th 7pm-8pm Dates 9/24-10/29 11/5-12/17 no class 11/26 Fee $50 $50

KIids’ Golf Class
Ages: 6-15 Location: Horsham Valley Golf Course Ron Rolfe has been a golf professional for over 40 years, having won numerous tournaments and titles. He is now in Horsham to share his skill and passion for golf with you- so sign up today!
Course # Day(s) Time 1006.302 M 5:00pm-6:00pm Dates 9/14-10/5 Fee $65

Before Work Boxing Workout
Ages: 16 & up Location: Competitive Edge Training Center Get your workout in before the workday begins with this convenient class! Learn: hundreds and hundreds of old school boxing drills, in-depth strategies, winning tactics and evasive tricks, so many of tested and true methods lost by the modern fitness, boxing fads of today. Here in these training sessions, We teach Stances, Footwork, Upper Body Movement, Focus Pads, Punches, Bag Work, Aggressive Drills, Combinations, Interactive Chain Drills, Sparring, and more Competitive Edge is located in Fort Washington, PA.
Course # Day(s) Time 0017.302 T&Th 6:00am-7:00am Dates 10/13-11/19 Fee $65

Ladies’ Kickboxing Class
Ages: 16 & up Location: Competitive Edge Training Center Kickboxing is a rigorous workout with controlled punching and kicking movements carried out with discipline and skill. Practicing kickboxing moves can help to improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. It is also a way to increase your stamina, flexibility, and strength. Besides keeping your body fit, kickboxing has tons of other benefits. It can reduce and relieve feelings of frustration, stress and anger. Also, according to studies, you can burn anywhere from 350 to 450 calories an hour with kickboxing! If you are a serious competitor or martial artist, this course will provide you with a structured logical progression for your training. If you are an absolute novice it will get you started on the road to becoming a seasoned kickboxer. No matter what your level of experience, it is designed to take you from zero to 60 in the minimum amount of time possible. Competitive Edge is located in Fort Washington, PA.
Course # Day(s) Time 0018.101 M&W 6:00pm-7:00pm Dates 10/12-11/18 Fee $65

Ballroom, Latin, & Swing Dance One Day Workshop
Ages: 16 & up Location: Community Center For anyone who wants to learn how to Ballroom, Salsa, or Swing Dance, or for anyone who enjoys dancing and wants to get out and practice their moves, come to Horsham Township for a one day workshop! Vivian Beiswenger, renowned dance instructor, will show you the moves and steps needed to do each of these popular dance styles, and you will also have time to actually put these moves into practice. Sign up today, and bring your friends for an exciting afternoon out!
Course # Day(s) Time 0803.101 S 1:00pm-4:00pm Dates 9/26 Fee $25

Little Champs TaeKwonDo
Ages: 3-5 Location: Competitive Edge Training Center The Little Champs program is a martial arts skills development program that focuses on “6 Essential Skills”: In the context of these essential skills, children learn martial arts, develop positive social skills as well as learn valuable life skills such as dealing with bullies and stranger awareness. Competitive Edge is located in Fort Washington, PA.
Course # Day(s) Time 0012.302 M&W 5:45pm-6:15pm Dates 10/12-11/18 Fee $65

Your Guide to the Horsham Township Library
Colle ctions
The library has more than 81,000 books and recordings in three age-appropriate areas. The Children’s collection caters to boys and girls from birth through sixth grade. The Teen Room offers material for students in 7th through 12 grades. The main adult collection offers Mysteries, Science Fiction/Fantasy, General Fiction, and Non-Fiction for adults. The library also offers a collection of audiobooks in both audiocassette and compact disc formats. It offers collections of movies in DVD format and music CDs for both adults and children. The library subscribes to 13 newspapers, retaining back issues for 2 months. It subscribes to 141 magazines, retaining back issues for 2 years. The library is glad to place reserve requests for any items not currently on the shelf. The library will telephone or email patrons when items are ready to pick up at the check-out desk.

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be found on its website. The library’s website includes a calendar of events with links to additional information on each listed event.

Meeting Spa ce
Meeting rooms for 30 to 180 people are available at a nominal charge for local civic organizations. Please reserve ahead of time by contacting the Circulation Supervisor at (215) 443-2609, x 207. Three conference rooms seating up to six people are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A Cafe with coin-operated coffee, tea, soft drink and snack machines is located just off the library’s main entrance. It is a convenient place to relax and talk with friends.

Information Resources
Library patrons may log on to the following information resources using public access computers at the library. Patrons with a Horsham Township library card can use their barcode number to log-on to these resources remotely from home, school or office by clicking on the links on the library’s webpage at Library borrowers may also log-in to their account to monitor items checked out and their due dates. They may renew selected items on line (with some limitations) and may place their own reserve requests on line. To use this feature of the library’s computer system, patrons must set up a PIN number to serve as a password to work in conjunction with their library card. The library offers access to 41 databases included in the Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources, funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This collection includes the EBSCOHost magazine/newspaper index, on-line reference books, “NoveList” guide to fiction, auto repair manuals, the Associated Press library of images, and much more. The NewsBank database indexes the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1981 to the present, offering full text access to articles, searchable by subjects, names, and dates. The ReferenceUSA database is a directory of businesses and households. Over 1,600 downloadable audio-books are available via the library’s website. Each audio file ichecks out for 2 weeks and automatically returns itself to the library! Audiobooks can be downloaded to a computer or MP3 player. Many of the audiobooks can be burned to CDs to play in a home or car stereo. World Book Online contains every article from the print encyclopedia plus thousands more. It includes state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed Web sites, special reports, and audio-video clips.

Te chnology
27 computers with high-speed Internet access are available for the public. They offer Microsoft Office Pro and Photoshop software and are networked to a black-andwhite laser printer. Patrons pay 15¢ per page for printing. The library also offers wireless Internet access for visitors who prefer to log-on using their own equipment. Access requires a library card and PIN number which can be obtained free of charge in a few minutes. A closed-circuit TV magnifier is available to help patrons with low vision. The library is a member of MC LINC , the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium. The 15 member libraries in MCLINC share materials and honor one another’s library cards. A coin-operated photocopier is available for the public. Copies cost 15¢ per page. The library’s website at contains links to on-line databases, information about the library, and topical information resources.

The C hildren’s Dept. schedules story times for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and families on a seasonal basis and offers an annual 8-week Summer Reading Program for readers of all ages. Call the Children’s Department at (215) 443-2609, x 204 for scheduling information. A library sponsored adult book discussion group meets the last Wednesday of each month. Contact the Reference Librarian at (215) 443-2609, x 202. The library exhibits art work by local artists in its main hall and exhibit cases. Information about current shows can

Our Miss ion:

Horsham Township Library 435 Babylon Road Horsham, PA 19044-1224 Tel: (215) 443-2609 Website: www.HorshamLibrary.Org Friends of the Horsham Library
The Friends of the Horsham Library is a 501 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Non-Profit Corporation (EIN 233030763) created to maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries; to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; and to stimulate gifts, desirable collections, endow ments and bequests. New Friends Website: WWW.FHLIB.ORG

The Horsham Township Library’s mission is to promote literacy, cultural enrichment and a sense of community by providing Horsham’s citizens with information resources, programs, expert staff assistance, and a hospitable place to exchange ideas.

The Library is open:
Mondays: 12:30 PM to 9 PM Tuesdays: 10 AM to 9 PM Wednesdays: 10 AM to 9 PM Thursdays: 10 AM to 9 PM Fridays 10 AM to 6 PM Saturdays: 10 AM to 5 PM Sundays: closed.
2009 Bookmarker’s Ball October 24!
Save that date! The Bookmarker’s Ball is set for Saturday, October 24. Here’s your chance to dine and dance in the library stacks, bid for neat stuff from local businesses at the silent auction, and support the Friends of the Horsham Library.

Genea logy databases available
Two genealogy databases are available for searching in the library: Ancestry.Com and HeritageQuest. Tracing your family tree has become a popular hobby. With the advent of online databases that offer access to US Census records, immigration data, and family history materials, much of the genealogy legwork can be done from the library’s computer workstations rather than requiring trips across the country.

Friends of the Horsham Library to host “Peanuts at Bat”
A traveling exhibit of Charles M. Schulz’s baseball-themed cartoons will be on display from September 3 through October 12. 43 digital prints from the original Schulz drawings take viewers through five decades of the Peanuts Gang engaged in America’s pastime. The exhibit includes vintage Peanuts baseball memorabilia and ephemera: bobble head dolls, banners, and a board game. Also included are a Louisville Slugger Joe Shlabotnik bat (Shlabnotnik is C harlie Brown’s favorite— underperforming—player, who’s never actually seen in the strip) and an over-sized Snoopy doll decked out in his favorite team uniform.

BookF lix on-line reading resource for kids
is a fun new way to enjoy children’s books. The on-line database offers streaming videos based on well known children’s picture books produced by Weston Woods, paired with animated storybooks and educational games geared for children in pre-school through third grade. To access BookFlix visit the library’s website, click on the “on-line Resources” link, then click on the BookFlix logo. All you need to log on is your library card number. Tumblebooks, a similar collection of animated picturebooks, is also available.

3 Horshams Read

A 3-continent virtual reading collaboration linking the Horsham Libraries in the USA, Great Britain and Australia , enters its second year. Readers share opinions about books chosen by each library via the website This year we’ll be reading My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult, Atonement by Ian McEwan, and Breath by Tim Winton.

Libra ry Sta ff is glad to he lp you
Laurie Tynan, Library Director, ext. 205 Barbara Svoboda, Reference & Teen Librarian, ext. 202 Sandra Courtney, Book Discussion, ext. 211 Ellyn Benner, Children’s Librarian, ext. 204 Barbara McCorkindale-Sers, Circulation Supervisor, ext. 207

Libra ry Boa rd of Dire ctors Milton Kunz, President Michael A. Colucci, Treasurer Debra Carr, Secretary Amy Caples

Specialty Classes
Create Your Own Video Games
Ages: 8-12 yrs Location: Horsham Library Participants will creatively design, build, and edit their own video games from scratch. What action will take place? What are the objectives and outcomes? Design the action and the characters. Children will feel a sense of power and accomplishment as their characters do what they want them to do, and they see their imagination come to life on the computer screen. This class is our most popular technology class- see what it’s all about!
Course # Day(s) Time 5865.301 T 4:00pm-5:00pm Dates Fee 10/13-11/24 no class 11/3 $95

Certified Babysitter Course
Age: 11-15 yrs Location: Community Center The American Red Cross will sponsor a Babysitting Workshop to teach teens how to supervise children, feed babies, prepare simple food, how to diaper and dress infants. Also, we will talk about ways to select safe toys, games, how to stay safe on the job, prevent accidents, how to respond to emergencies and job interview tips. Each participant should bring a lunch & drink.
Course # 3002.106 3002.302 3002.303 Day(s) S S S Time 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm Dates 9/12 10/17 12/5 Fee $70 $70 $70

Create Your Own Video GameLevel 2
Ages: 9-12 yrs Location: Horsham Library Students will build on their video game design skills with this advanced curriculum. Continue to have fun while learning new ways to add music and sounds, costumes, backgrounds, and much more. When you are finished you can even post your game online for friends and others to play! This is completely different software than is used in the Create Your Own Video Game Level 1 class, so students will never be bored!
Course # Day(s) Time 5867.301 Th 4:00pm-5:00pm Dates Fee 10/29-12/10no class 11/26 $95

Chess Instruction
Ages: 5-14 yrs Location: Community Center Learn how to play chess from a National Master! Adam Weissbarth has taught over 1,000 children to play chess in Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico and Arizona. His students have competed in local, state, and National Tournaments. Class is evenly split between a lesson and play time. The lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. All supplies included.
Course # Day(s) Time 3012.301 Th 6:00pm-7:00pm Dates Fee 10/15-12/10 no class 11/26 $90

Beginning Robotics
Ages: 5-7 yrs Location: Horsham Library Teach Roamer the Robot to follow instructions. Can we make Roamer go six steps forward and turn left? Can we make it draw the outline of a house by the movements we program it to make? Can we get Roamer to go from Pennsylvania to Arizona on a map? Roamer can even be taught to play music! This is a great class for any child who is interested in technology and programming.
Course # Day(s) Time 5866.302 W 4:00pm-5:00pm Dates Fee 10/28-12/9 no class 11/18 $95

Dine @ Home Cooking Class
Ages: 18 & up Location: Community Center This six-week course will inspire you to new heights in the kitchen! Whether you are an experienced cook, or just looking to add variety to your recipe books, this course is for you! The six week course will cover Vegetarian Entrees; Whole Grain Salads; Indoor Grilling: Fruits,Vegetables, and How to Use Them in Meals; Quick and Easy Appetizers and Salads; How to Use Your Leftover Chicken; and Desserts. All materials will be provided, and of course you will get to try everything you make!
Course # Day(s) Time 0005.101 W 9:30am-11:30am Dates Fee 10/7-11/18 no class 11/11 $250

Cooking with Books
Ages: 3-5 yrs Location: Community Center This new, exciting program incorporates the fun of literature with the science of cooking! In each session, a book is read and the children share their ideas about what took place in the story. Then, it’s time for a hands-on cooking activity that relates to the story. Children will measure, stir and watch the ingredients as they magically transform to produce different foods. They will also enjoy creating a story related craft and of course, eating their snack! *There is a $5 supply fee due at the first class.*
Course # Day 0011.301 T Time 9:30am-11:00am Dates Fee 10/13 - 11/24 $82 *no class 11/3

Agility Training for Your Dog
Ages: 18 & up with dog Location: K9 JYM (Colmar, PA) This 7 week course is designed to introduce agility to all the dogs and their owners who want to explore a new and fun way to have a terrific time! Older dogs and young dogs are all excellent candidates for this class, which uses fun footwork games to teach your dog to follow you, touch a target, and other agility tasks. Take this class and it may possibly change your relationship with your dog! Agility can help solve some often asked about training issues, such as teaching your dog to ignore when other dogs are around instead of getting crazy, helping shy dogs build confidence, helping older dogs stay active, and involving and challenging all dogs. The K9 JYM is located at 252 Bethlehem Pike in Colmar, just two miles north of the Montgomery Mall. You can visit their website at
Course # Day(s) Time 0022.301 M 6:30pm-7:30pm Dates 9/28-11/16 Fee $120

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Programming for Mature Adults
Computer Classes
Ages: Adults Location: Horsham Library Sandra Courtney will be hosting the following computer courses at the Library this fall. All of the classes will be general introductions. Pre-registration is necessary for each class you would like to participate in. Maximum 10 per class Cost: FREE Class #: Course Name: Date: Time: 3801.304 3808.304 3806.302 3802.304 3807.302 3803.304 3804.304 General Skills Word Part 1 Word Part 2 Excel Part 1 Excel Part 2 Power Point Part 1 Power Point Part 2 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/28 11/4 11/11 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm

Seniors Open Afternoons
Age: 50+ Location: Community Center Come to the Horsham Township Community Center on the first and third Mondays of the month from 1:00-3:00pm starting in October. A room at the Community Center will be open for you and your friends to play games, bring your crafts and work on them, or just socialize with others. You are more than welcome to bring snacks and a beverage to enjoy.

s.o.s.- seniors out socializing
Age: 50+ Location: Community Center Come join Horsham Township’s Seniors Group., Seniors Out Socializing, as they enjoy guest speakers, socializing, and card games. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30am in the Community Center to enjoy breakfast and special entertainment. In the past, we have had singers, impersonators, and historical talks. We also enjoy a summer picnic every June and a holiday luncheon every December. There are also opportunities for lunch and dinner outings. We are always welcoming new voices and ideas. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and discover new interests! So attend a meeting, bring a friend or two, and get ready to have fun! Fees are payable the morning of each program. Our 2009/2010 program dates are: -September 17th: Authors Linked to Southeast Pennsylvania $3 -October 15th: $3 -November 19th: A Musical Tour of the 40’s and 50’s: $3 -December 3rd: Luncheon $18 (see information on this page) -January 21st: TBA -February 18th: TBA -March 18th: TBA -April 15th: TBA -May 20th: TBA -June picnic (date TBA)

Science Explorers Senior Hour!
Ages: Adults Location: Community Center Our popular Science Explorers program isn’t just for kids anymore! Come enjoy a morning of exciting experiments and projects that will be sure to excite your mind and tap into your inner scientist- but we promise not to get too technical on you! This is a hands-on class, so be prepared to participate!
Course # Day(s) Time 1816.101 Th 9:30am-10:30am Dates 10/22 Fee $16

Fused Glass Jewelry Classes
Age: Adults Location: Mud Shack Learn to make wearable art using fused glass. From necklace pendants and earrings to bracelets and watches, we’ll show you how to create original pieces that you can be proud of!
Course # Day(s) Time 0004.303 Tu 7-8:30pm Dates 11/4-11/25 Fee $115

Pottery Wheel Classes
Age: 16 & up Location: Mud Shack Come out and give it a try with our experienced instructors at The Mud Shack. In your first class you will learn to make cups and bowls. Then work up your skills to making lidded jars, vases and tea pots.
Course # Day(s) Time 0019.301 Tu 7:00pm-8:30pm Dates 11/3-11/24 Fee $115

L Looking to get in touch with our youth sports o organizations? Here is the contact information f for our Youth Sports Organizations: H Horsham Little League: www.horshamlittleleague. c com H Horsham Soccer: H Horsham Hawks: H Horsham Heat: H Horsham Boys Lacrosse: www.horshamlacrossec H Horsham Girls Lacrosse:

Seniors Holiday Luncheon
Ages: 50 & up Location:Vereinigung Erzgebirge Join us for our annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 3, being held at Vereinigung Erzgebirge (the German Club) on Davisville Road in Warminster. Your price includes salad, rolls, butter, coffee, tea, ice cream, and your entree. Entree choices are Pork Schnitzel; Chicken Parmigiana; or Deviled Maryland Crab Cake. When registering, please specify which entree choice you prefer. Deadline to register is Tuesday, November 24, 2009.
Course # Day(s) Time 0000.003 Th 11:30am Dates 12/3 Fee $18

The Horsham Township Department of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to serving as a partner in providing essential open space and parks and recreation services that enhance the quality of life and deliver individual, community, environmental, and economic benefits to its customers.

Mission Statement of Horsham Township Department of Parks and Recreation

Discount Ski Tickets/Amusements
Camelback Bear Creek Blue Mountain Big Boulder Jack Frost Alpine Mountain Blue Knob Elk Mountain Seven Spring Shawnee Mountain. Roundtop/Liberty/Whitetail Ski tickets will be available, and ticket prices will be posted on our website, beginning in December. We also have tickets to Busch Gardens Tampa, Sea World, and Adventure Island Tampa.

You can register for any of the programs described in this newsletter at the Horsham Community Center, 1025 Horsham Rd., Horsham, PA 19044 between 8:30am and 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday, except for holidays, or mail your payment with a registration form and a check made payable to Horsham Township. For in-person registration we accept cash, check or credit cards. If there are not enough people registered for a class one week prior to class beginning, the class will be canceled. Sign-ups will not be taken the day a class starts, so please sign up ahead of time.

Registration Information Pre-Registration is required for all Programs

Discount Movie Tickets
Horsham Township is selling discount movie tickets. Tickets can be used at any U.S. Regal Theatre and for any movie. Stop by the Community Center to purchase your tickets for $8.00 each. They are great gift ideas because they have no expiration date on them. (price subject to change)

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All Parks and Recreation programs are open to residents and non-residents. All programs will require the completion of a medical release and liability waiver. All programs have a minimum and maximum participation requirement, so please register early. Programs are subject to cancellation due to insufficient registrations, inclement weather or any other reasonable cause. NO REFUNDS will be given unless we receive at least 48 hours notice prior to the starting date of the program, or unless you provide us with a medical note stating why you cannot participate in the program. If your cancellation reduces the participation level below the required mini mum, thre will be no refund. There will be a $10 fee charged for any with drawal. No refunds are given for bus trips cancellations. If a class is canceled or closed, you will receive a full refund in the form of a check. These is a $25 charge for any check returned by the bank. Photo release: By registering for any Horsham Township Parks and Recreation Department program, you agree to allow publication of any photos taken at any program or event.

For information please call 215-643-3131.

Hosting an upcoming event? Why not have it at the Horsham Community Center? The Community Center is an affordable and fun option for your next birthday party, bridal or baby shower, or any other exciting event! Rooms can be booked up to 3 months in advance, and you can bring in your own food or caterer. To get more information, please visit http://www.horsham. org/departments/parks/community-center.aspx. To check the availability of a date, please call 215-643-3131.

Montgomery County Recreation Events Guide
Municipalities in Montgomery Township have teamed up to bring you MCRC- the Montgomery County Recreation Commission. As a result of this partnership, a website has been created where you can see all special events, as well as contact information, for participating municipalities in Montgomery County. This way, you’ll always know where to go for fun! Check out the site today at:

Program information and registration forms can also be downloaded at, in the Parks & Recreation section. Registration Methods

Horsham Township Parks and Recreation Registration Form
Parent/guardian: Address: City: Participants Name: E-mail Address: Class # H Phone #: C Phone #: Age: Sex: Child Date of Birth: ____ / ____ / ____ Course Name Fee

By Mail: Horsham Township 1025 Horsham Rd. Horsham, PA 19044
If you mail in your registration, you must send a check with the registration form. Payable to: Horsham Township

Walk In: At above address
Walk in registration can pay with cash, check,Visa, Master Card or Discover.
All returned checks are subject to a $25.00 fee. WAIVER AND RELEASE: If one of the above programs is a sports program, I certify that I, the undersigned, or the parent or legal guardian of the participant, do certify that the participant is in good health and is able to participate in such a program. I understand that no health, and/or accident insurance is provided for participants and I accept full responsibility for obtaining the same or for payment of all expenses in the absence of such insurance. Now, therefore, in consideration of the foregoing, and in consideration of the mutual relationship of others participating in said program, and of my participation therein, I do herby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, forever remise, release and discharge Horsham Township, their successors and assigns, directors, officers, members agents, and other representatives, and their heirs executors, administrators and assigns, from any and all manner of action, cause of action, suits, debts, accounts, controversies, damages, claims and demands whatsoever, which I or my legal representative may have or acquire against Horsham Township or their directors, officers, members, agents and other representatives, by reason of any loss resulting from personal injury or damage to baggage or any other personal property belonging to me which may occur during or by reason of my participation in said program. I hereby grant Horsham Township and any of their directors, officers, members, agents, and other representatives full authority to take whatever action they consider to be warranted regarding my health and safety, and I fully release Horsham Township and any of their directors from any liability for such actions taken on my behalf.

***If you would like a receipt sent to you please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your registration. One Registration Sheet Per Participant Please make copies if needed

Signature of parent/guardian: __________________________

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