Montgomery County Briefly: October 27

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Manor College

Manor College in Jenkintown has partnered with The American Red Cross for a vampiresque event – a Halloween-themed blood drive on Monday, Oct. 31, from 10 AM-3 PM. What better way to celebrate a holiday that is filled with lots of fake blood than by donating some real blood?

All are welcome to attend the drive, as it is open to the community. Since the blood drive takes place on Halloween, all participants are welcome to dress up and participate in a Community Costume Contest (with a special prize for the winner)!

Participants are encouraged to participate in “Power Red,” which is a donation involving a concentrated dose of red blood cells used every day for those in need of transfusions. Those who donate to this help trauma and surgery patients, organ transplant patients, women dealing with childbirth complications, and people with anemia.

Click here to sign up for the blood drive.

Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College and the Tierra L. Dobry Foundation will co-sponsor a free Children’s Dental Sealant Program from 5:30-8:30 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic in Science Center 211 at 340 DeKalb Pike in Blue Bell.

The sealant program is a community outreach effort during which free oral examinations and sealant placement will be provided for children ages 6-14. Space is limited, and examinations are by appointment only on a first-come, first-served basis.  Appointments can be made by calling 215-641-6483.

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Preservation Pennsylvania has honored the Bryn Mawr Film Institute with the 2016 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award for Stewardship. Juliet Goodfriend, the founder and president of BMFI, led the charge to save Bryn Mawr’s historic theater building in 2002, and has driven the award-winning preservation efforts for more than a decade.

Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Awards have been honoring excellence in preservation since 1979. Among the award categories are the Initiative Awards, recognizing commitment to preservation values by individuals and organizations in areas of Community Involvement, Communications, Education, Local Government, Emergency Response, and Stewardship.
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