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Events (May 9, 2012)

Friday, May 11


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English Language Conversation Group for Adults Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave. If your English needs a little practice, join a library volunteer and others for an opportunity to chat. 10:41 a.m. 215–685–0472.

Beef & Beer, FOP Lodge 5, 1336 Spring Garden St., 8 to 11 p.m., fund-raising evening of fun and music to support people with intellectual disabilities and autism, sponsored by Philadelphia Police & Fire Association for Handicapped Children. Tickets: $25 per person. Info: 267–773–5295 or e-mail c.rissling@ppfahc.org

Lawncrest Summer Camp Expo, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the schoolyard of the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, 5737 Rising Sun Ave. Presented by the PhillyRising Collaborative to inform parents about summer camp options in their neighborhoods. Info: Send e-mail to many.citron@phila.gov

Friday Night Specials for Kids American Legion Playground, 6201 Torresdale Ave. $10 per child, includes food, drink, arts and crafts, movie, bingo, etc. 6 to 8 p.m. 215–685–8733.

All About Bees, during May at the Insectarium, 8046 Frankford Ave., free with $7 admission. Make beeswax candles, observe a honeycomb and learn about pollination. Space is limited. Reserve a spot: 215–335–9500 or e-mail insectarium@aol.com

“Fame,” 6 p.m., stage musical presented at Samuel Fels High School auditorium, 5500 Langdon St. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door, $4 with a valid Fels ID. Info and tickets: 215–537–2516.

Martial Arts Class for Children Holmesburg Recreation Center, Ditman and Rhawn streets. Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Fridays and Mondays. $5 per class. 6 to 9 p.m. 215–290–2527.

Shotocon Karate Michael Palmer Playground, Thornton and Comly roads. Suitable for children in first grade to adult. Parent/child combos invited. $5 registration fee. $35 per month. Fridays. 6:30 p.m. 215–685–0371.

SilverSneakers Aerobics Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave. Fridays and Mondays. $1. 11 a.m. 215–685–1490.

SilverSneakers Muscular Strength Training Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Also on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. $2 per class if not covered by your insurance. 215–685–0576. More at: Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Appropriate for older adults who are unfamiliar with exercise as well as those who are fit and active. Fridays at 9:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. 215–698–7300.

Texas Hold’em Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Fridays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also on Tuesdays at the same times. 215–685–0576.

Zerbini Family Circus, 4 and 7 p.m., rain or shine under the big top on the grounds of St. Martha Parish, 11300 block of Academy Road (below Comly Road), pre-performance tickets $8 per child, $10 per adult. Info: 215–632–3720.

Saturday, May 12


Cycling Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Saturdays. 9 a.m. 215–632–0100.

Golf Outing, Neshaminy Valley Golf Club, 440 Almshouse Road, Jamison, benefits the 1st United Methodist Church of Fairless Hills. Tee times start at 9 a.m. Cost: $95 per golfer, includes breakfast, lunch and picnic dinner. Info: 215–946–5800.

Celebrating Mothers and Adult Daughters, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wesley Enhanced Living, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd., free, live music, food, tours, mini massages and health screenings. Reservations required. Call Tracy, 215–200–0337.

Spring Festival, St. Dominic Parish, 8504 Frankford Ave. Family fun time from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., features amusements for children 12 and under, carnival games, pony rides and more; $1 per amusement ride, or purchase $10 bracelet for children 12 and under. Food for sale. Also: adult social from 7 to 11 p.m.; $15 per person, must be at least 21, includes DJ and dancing, beer, soda hot dogs and hamburgers.

Fund-raiser for Father Judge High School, 3301 Solly Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Benefit for the school’s crew team. Dunphy Ford will donate $20 for each test drive of a new Ford product on hand at the school (limit to one test drive per person).

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comics, slapstick canine comedy show, 1 p.m., at the Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Tickets $20 per person, preferred seating; $15 general admission. Please bring can of dog food for donation to a canine shelter. Tickets and info: 215–698–7300.

Fashion Show, Auction and Entertainment, 6 to 10 p.m., at CHOW284 Bar & Restaurant, 284 E. Street Road, Feasterville. Benefits the Spinal Research Foundation. Tickets: $15 ($25 per couple); children, $5. Includes hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. (Cash bar and featured menu also available, with 20 percent of sales donated to fund-raiser.) Info: 617–872–3240.

Plant and Flower Sale, presented by Northeast Lions Club, in Lions Park in Fox Chase (across from Moonstruck), all day. Also: Sunday morning, May 13, same location. Info: 215–292–4493.

Concert, singer/violinist Jean Watson, 7 p.m., at the Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Woodhaven Road, free (free-will offerings accepted). Cake, coffee and fellowship follow the concert.

Battle of the Badges, Flyers Skate Zone, 10990 Decatur Road, hockey game between Philadelphia police and fire departments, 5:20 p.m., fund-raiser to help families of people with autism and disabilities. Tickets, $10. Proceeds benefit programs of the Philadelphia Police & Fire Association for Handicapped Children. For tickets, call Colleen, 267–773–5295.

Dance Classes Michael Palmer Playground, Thornton and Comly roads. Co-ed tap and ballet available for ages 3–9 on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. $5 registration. $35 per month. 215–685–0371. More at: Officer Robert Hayes Memorial Playground, Roosevelt Boulevard and Conwell Avenue. Tap for ages 6 and younger, jazz for ages 7 and older. Time: 215–685–0376. Also at: Carmella Playground, 2100 Wakeling St. For ages 3 to 14. $25 per month. 10 a.m. to noon. 215–685–1235.

Kinder Tumbleina and Ballet/Tap Philadelphia Dance Center, 8702 Crispin St. Available for ages 3 to 5 on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Try one class free. Register now and receive half-off the registration fee. 267–475–7005.


Saturday Morning Singles Great American Diner, Street Road, Bensalem. 50+ group for single, widowed or divorced persons. 9 a.m. 215–639–4751.

Silver Bookworms Social breakfast group for single, widowed and divorced persons 60 years and older meets at 10:30 a.m. the first and third Saturday of each month. Call for location. 215–624–3786.


St. John’s Lutheran Church Tyson Avenue and Sackett Street. Outdoor/indoor craft fair and flea market. Tables/spaces $15. Inf.: 215–725–5404.

Flea Market, Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 vendors. Rain date: May 19. Info: e-mail lampster@verizon.net

Wissinoming Presbyterian Church, Torresdale Avenue and Howell Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces $15 (ask about $5 rebate). Indoor/outdoor, rain or shine. Info: 215–535–7862.

Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. Flea market. No food vendors are needed. Tables $15. Inf.: 215–831–2926.

Sunday, May 13


Adult Bingo, Resurrection of Our Lord Church hall, 2000 Shelmire Ave., doors open at 1 p.m., bingo starts at 1:30. Refreshments available for purchase.

Swim Lessons for All Ages Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Private swim lessons are available seven days a week. Call for inf.: 215–698–7300, Ext. 141.

Monday, May 14


After-School Programs Pelbano Recreation Center, Bustleton and Solly avenues. Suitable for ages 5 to 10. Monday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. Coverage for half-days available. Before-school care also available for students of Farrell School. 215–683–1975. And at: Gifford Recreation Center, 575 Tomlinson Road. Offered to Loesche Elementary School students ages 6 to 12. Monday through Friday, 3 to 5:45 p.m. $60 per month. 215–685–0377.

Robyn Oradenker Book Club, 6:30 p.m., at the Congregations Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. This month’s selection: “The Sistine Secrets” by Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner. Info: 215–635–6611.

Varicose Vein Screenings, 9 to 11:30 a.m., free, Holy Redeemer Wound Care Center, located in the Holy Redeemer Medical Office Building, 1650 Huntingdon Pike, Suite 206, Meadowbrook. Screenings by appointment only: 1–800–818–4747. Free parking in center’s parking garage.

Computer Training & Lab, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, 900 E. Howell St. Learn computer basics or get assistance with software, such as Microsoft Office. Info: 215–288–8507.

Application Acceptance for Boyle Tot Program 13049 Kelvin Ave. Pre-school classes are available this fall for children ages 2–1/2 to 4. Applications accepted Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 215–685–0368.

Library Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. A librarian will be available every Monday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. 215–698–7300.

Tumbling for Children Picariello Playground, Red Lion and Calera roads. Suitable for ages 4 and older at all levels. $10 registration. Class fees will be collected in three installments. Inf.: 215–685–9393.

Tutoring Program Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St. Suitable for children in kindergarten through grade 12. Parents must register children in the office. Inf.: 215–685–1242.

Zumba Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Mondays. $6 per class. 7:10 to 8:10 p.m. 215–612–4576. And at: Academy of Russian Arts, 11018 Rennard St. Mondays. 7 to 7:45 p.m. 267–934–2055. Also at: Vogt Recreation Center, 6700 Cottage St. Mondays and Tuesdays. $5 per class. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 215–685–8753. Another at: Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Mondays. 9 a.m. 215–632–0100. Also at: Bridgemen’s Hall (Ironworkers Union), 11600 Norcom Road. $5. Mondays. 7 to 8 p.m. 267–304–8553. More at: Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Mondays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 215–635–6611. And at: Philadelphia Dance Center, 8702 Crispin St. Mondays and Wednesdays. Drop-ins $7. 7 to 8 p.m. 267–475–7005. More at: Pelbano Recreation Center, Bustleton and Solly avenues. Monday, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 to 10:15 a.m. Register. 215–683–1975. Also at: Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St. Mondays and Thursdays. $3 per class. 7 to 8 p.m. 215–685–1247.

Tuesday, May 15


GED/ABE Classes for Adults Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Provided through the Center for Literacy. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Register. 215–474–1235.

Glen Foerd on the Delaware tour, 5001 Grant Ave., 7 p.m., guided tour of the mansion, including formal dining room, library, art gallery and rathskellar, along with historical overview of estate. Admission, $10. Info: 215–632–5330 or www.glenfoerd.org.

Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. Stories, rhymes and coloring. For preschool children ages 3–5 accompanied by an adult. Groups are welcome but must call in advance to assure space is available. Info: 215–685–8756.

GED Classes, 5 to 8 p.m., Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, 900 E. Howell St. Also: Thursdays at the same time. Info: 215–288–8507.

Family Addiction Education Program, presented at CORA Services, 8540 Verree Road, on the first three Tuesdays of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by PRO-ACT to help individuals and families recognize and address addiction problems in loved ones. Sessions are free and confidential. Registration required: 800–221–6333 or visit www.proact.org.

Hip-Hop/Jazz Classes Michael Palmer Playground, Thornton and Comly roads. Tuesday co-ed class for ages 3 to 6 at 6:30 p.m.; ages 6 to 9 at 7:30 p.m. $5 registration fee. $35 per month. 215–685–0371.

Marcella Kochanska-Sembrich Female Chorus Rehearsal Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road. Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m. 215–333–2383.

Zumba Classes Mayfair Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St. Tuesdays. $5 per class. 7 p.m. 215–683–1994. And at: Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. $12 per class. Tuesdays. 7:15 p.m. 215–613–1070. More at: Junod Playground, 12770 Dunks Ferry Road. Tuesdays. $5 per class. 7 to 8 p.m. 215–685–9396. Also at: Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Tuesdays. $5. 6 p.m. 215–698–7300. And at: Chalfont Recreation Center, 4300 Deerpath Lane. Tuesdays. $5 registration plus $5 per class. 8:30 p.m. Another at: Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Tuesdays. 6:15 p.m. 215–632–0100.

Zumba Dance American Legion Playground, 6201 Torresdale Ave. For ages 12 and older. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7 to 8 p.m. 215–685–8733.


Al-Anon Support Groups Gloria Dei Church, 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley. For friends and relatives of those with a drinking problem. 7:30 p.m. 215–947–8200. Another at: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hawthorne Street and Tyson Avenue. 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Hatikvah Chapter of Hadassah Delaire Landing clubhouse, 9355 State Road. New members welcome. 1 p.m. 215–917–4673.

Men’s Only Bereavement Support Group Holy Redeemer HomeCare Office, 1226 Townsend Road. Support group offers men an opportunity to understand their experience and to support one another. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Register. 215–856–1215.

Weight-Loss Support Group Gifford Recreation Center, 575 Tomlinson Road. Free. 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16


Archery Camp Registration Vogt Recreation Center, 6700 Cottage St. Wednesdays. 7 p.m. Camp will run Aug. 13 to 17 and costs $40. 215–685–8753.

Book review, by Rosalie Cohen, of author Lisa Grunwald’s novel “The Irresistable Henry House,” preceded by lunch at noon, Sisterhood of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road. Info: 215–677–1700.

Holy Family University Player’s Cup, competitive golf outing, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, 3810 Grant Ave. Info: Michael Domer, 267–341–3244, or e-mail mdomer@holyfamily.edu

Weight Loss Surgery Opportunities: What’s Best for You? free educational seminar, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse at Jeanes Hospital, 7600 Central Ave. Space is limited. Register: 215–728–4861.

Ladies Aerobics Heitzman Recreation Center, 3631 Amber St. $5 registration plus $5 per class. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. 215–685–1244.

SilverSneakers Tai Chi Philadelphia Protestant Home, Gateway Basement, 6500 Tabor Ave. 1 to 2 p.m. 215–697–8007.

Zumba Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Wednesdays. $6 per class. 7:40 to 8:40 p.m. 215–612–4576. Also at: Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. $5. Wednesdays. 6 p.m. 215–698–7300. More at: Jardel Recreation Center, Cottman Avenue and Pennway Street. $5 per class. Wednesdays and Thursdays. 7 to 7:45 p.m. 215–685–0596. Another at: Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. $12 per class. Wednesdays. 7:15 p.m. 215–613–1070. And at: Philadelphia Dance Center, 8702 Crispin St. Wednesdays and Mondays. Drop-ins $7. 7 p.m. 267–475–7005. Also at: Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Wednesdays. 9 a.m. 215–632–0100.


Mah Jongg at Congregations Adath Jeshurun library, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, 9 a.m. to noon. Make new friends and have a great time. Also: May 23 and 30. Info: 215–635–6611.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Holy Redeemer St. Joseph’s Manor, 1616 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook. For those caring for a relative or friend with Alzheimer’s. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register. 1–800–818–4747.

Thursday, May 17


Computer Basics for Adults, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., sponsored by the Friends of Holmesburg Library. Space is limited, registration required: 215–685–8756.

GED Classes, 5 to 8 p.m., Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, 900 E. Howell St. Also: Tuesdays at the same time. Info: 215–288–8507.

Count the Days Healing Service, 8 p.m., Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, an uplifting service of song, meditation, sharing and prayer for those who seek better health, and those grateful for recovery. Led by Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom. Info: 215–635–6611.

Auditions for the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, enrollment for next school year; open auditions start at 5 p.m. in visual art, dance, music, vocal, theater and instrumental. Also on May 21. Audition requirements are listed on the school Web site: www.rushartsonline.org. Call the school to register for audition: 215–281–2603.

Assistance for Veterans with VA Claims District Office of U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, 7219 Frankford Ave. Joseph Buckley, an accredited veteran service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will assist veterans and their families with submission of new VA claims and answer eligibility and paperwork questions. Thursdays. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call for an appointment. 215–517–6572.

SilverSneakers MSROM Philadelphia Protestant Home, Gateway Basement, 6500 Tabor Ave. 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. 215–697–8007.


Flea market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Pilgrim Community Church, 1407 Marlborough St. (corner of Marlborough and Belgrade). Space $10 ($15 if table is required from church). No food vendors. Info: 215–287–0703.

Flea Market & Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 19, Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave. (at Knorr Street), presented by the Friends of Tacony Library. Rain date is June 2. Info: 215–685–8755.

Flea Market & Rummage Drive, Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave., May 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces $10 if reserved by May 16, $15 after. Info: 215–333–3155 or 215–338–2249. Church also welcomes public’s donations knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, household items and collectibles to its secondhand shop Ann’s Attic, which raises funds to benefit church outreach programs, daily meal program and weekly food cupboard.

A.L. FitzPatrick School 11061 Knights Road. May 19. Outdoor craft show/flea market. Sponsored by Fitz/PVO. Spaces $20 each, two for $35. Inf.: 215–281–2646.

Bethesda Church 808 Red Lion Road. May 19. Outdoor flea market. Spaces $15 or two for $25. Inf.: 215–464–3131.

Lehigh Baptist Church, 934 Alburger Ave., June 2. Space $20, or two for $30. Info: 215–495–9684.

Flea market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Whitehall Baptist Church, 3541 Avalon St. Call for info on spaces: 215–969–3836.

Tacony Civic Flea Market, Disston Park, 6900 Keystone St., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 23. No rain date. Spaces $10. Info: 215–338–2575 or taconycivic@gmail.com ••

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