Scouts conducting clothing drive
St. William Boy Scout Troop 563 is conducting a fundraiser clothing drive.
The troop is collecting used clothing, towels and linen to help offset the cost of weekend camping.
Bagged donations will be accepted on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at the Scout shed on the church parking lot on Argyle Street. Or, donations can be brought to the Scout meetings every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. William memorial hall.
For information, call 215–745–1317. ••
Art competition deadline is May 7
The deadline is Wednesday, May 7, to enter the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s third annual art competition.
The PFCU’s Picture of Success Art Contest is open to students in third through fifth grades. It is designed to teach children how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.
Each student will submit a work of art that depicts a financial goal. Winners will receive prizes for their classroom, along with a personal $100 savings account.
To enter the contest, download the entry form at www.pfcu.com/artcontest ••
Comedy coming to St. Timothy’s
St. Timothy Parish will host its second annual comedy night on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the gymnasium, at 3000 Levick St.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 8. Proceeds will benefit renovations to the convent.
Mike Dougherty Productions will present Joey Callahan, Chip Chantry and Jim Thomas.
Tickets cost $35 and include music, food, draft beer and the show.
For more information, call the convent at 215–624–8333; Janet Heisler at 215–331–3386; Ronnie Sypherd at 215–728–7315; or Jim Zaccario at 215–915–0352. ••
Glen Foerd wraps up music series May 1
Glen Foerd on the Delaware will present its Emerging Artist Music Series with singer/songwriter Andrea Carlson on May 1 at 7 p.m. Carlson combines jazz, blues and romance in her original music. This is the final installment of the series. Admission costs $10 for adults and $8 for students.
In addition, the public is invited to Glen Foerd on May 3 for two events. The Spring Bird Walk will start at 9 a.m. Visitors will learn about the birds that call the estate home from guide Tony Croasdale of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club. Visitors are welcome to bring breakfast. Glen Foerd will provide coffee. Visitors are also encouraged to bring binoculars, but a few will be available to borrow. Pre-registration is not required. The cost is $5 per person.
In addition, the Garden Volunteer Day will take place May 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. The estate needs help to beautify the historical gardens. Volunteers should contact the office by phone (215–632–5330) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance. Regular volunteers can join the Garden Committee to help preserve the nationally significant gardens. ••
Bingo night slated for Fox Chase Elementary
Rob Caroselli is planning a fun night in Fox Chase for mid-May. The new principal of the Fox Chase Elementary School, 500 Rhawn St., has scheduled the school’s first family bingo night for 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16, and he’s hoping for a good turnout.
The event, which will include raffles, is a fundraiser for student activities and the home-and-school fund, Caroselli said in an April 23 phone interview.
Like every Philly school, Fox Chase Elementary has taken a budget hit, the principal said. The cash bingo night brings in will be used for student incentive programs, supplemental reading materials and supplemental math materials, he said.
The $8 admission gets a player a packet of 14 bingo cards. This is the first bingo night, Caroselli said, but the school also has had a family movie night. That was a huge success, he said. About 400 tickets were sold.
Special guests are expected.
The baskets that will be raffled off are being put together by the school’s pupils. Caroselli said each class was asked to put together themed baskets. They’ll be on display April 30, May 1 and May 2. Bingo prices are being donated by area businesses, he said.
Bingo prizes include donated items such as toys, games, gift cards, sports gear and gift baskets.
For more information, call Caroselli at 215–728–5016 or email him at email@example.com ••