Around Town: July 16, 2014

CC summer series begins July 16

The “Travel With The Klein JCC” summer series kicks off on Wednesday, July 16.

“We put together some terrific entertainment venues for active maturing adults,” said Andrea Kimelheim, excursion series coordinator for the Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. “Both JCC members and the general public are invited to take advantage of any or all of these wonderful trips.”

For additional information and reservations, contact Andrea Kimelheim at 215–698–7300, Ext. 176 or ••

Glen Foerd concert series continues

Glen Foerd on the Delaware’s popular concert series will continue on Thursday, July 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. with its second performance of the season featuring the MB Swings Orchestra. Glen Foerd is at 5001 Grant Ave.

MB Swings infuses classic swing music with a modern twist and features vocalist Deborah Mass along with members of the MB Jazz Orchestra.

All concert series events are held in the estate’s outdoor structure overlooking the Delaware River. The admission price is “pay what you wish.” Proceeds will benefit the Glen Foerd estate and the concert artists. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and pack a picnic meal.

The series will conclude on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. with the 1920s speakeasy sounds of Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society. For information on all Glen Foerd events, visit ••

Dinner show to tribute Sinatra, Burns

La Casa Di Lucia restaurant, 14425 Bustleton Ave. in Somerton, will host a tribute to Frank Sinatra and George Burns dinner show on Saturday, July 19.

The show, which starts at 7 p.m., stars Frank Hartman and Al Long, with a performance by Lisa Small.

Reservations are $45, including tax and gratuity.

Call 215–677–6111. ••

Red Riding Hood coming to JCC

Storybook Musical Theatre will present Little Red Riding Hood through July 19 at the Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave.

The show tells the story of Little Red, a strong-headed young lady who must take a dangerous journey through the dense woods to deliver some goodies to her ailing grandmother. Along the way, she quickly learns that her mother was right about talking to strangers — especially wolves in granny’s clothing.

Show times are weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m.

Tickets are $12 for children and $14 for adults. Group discounts are available.

After each performance children will have an opportunity to meet the actors for handshakes, pictures and autographs.

For reservations or more information, call 215–659–8550 or visit ••

Kids can enter poster contest

Artists age 9–18 may participate in a poster contest to celebrate National Health Center Week (Aug. 10–16, 2014). The contest theme is: “Health Centers: A Helping Hand for Coverage and Care.”

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in two age groups: 9–13 and 14–18. Prizes include gift cards in the amount of $200 (first place), $150 (second place), and $100 (third place). In addition to the top prize winners, 15–20 finalists will be selected. All prize winners and finalists and their families will be invited to an awards ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall on Aug. 14 at 2:30 pm. The posters will be exhibited publicly this fall in Philadelphia City Hall and then in the Health Partners Plans building at 901 Market St.

All posters must be submitted by July 21. Contest rules, entry forms, fact sheets about health centers, and additional information are available at or by calling 215–567–8001, Ext. 3021.

The contest is organized by the Health Federation of Philadelphia on behalf of its 14 member community health centers and sponsored by Health Partners Plans. Posters can be dropped off at the Health Federation or any member community health center site. For locations, visit or call 215–567–8001, Ext. 3021.

Community Health Centers (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) in Philadelphia, Chester, Coatesville, Norristown, Pottstown, Kennett Square, Reading, and Upper Darby are local, nonprofit or city-run primary care providers serving low-income communities. They provide high-quality, comprehensive primary care to 300,000 people each year through 46 sites run by 14 organizations. Community Health Centers also provide jobs and economic activities in some of the region’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. ••

NE woman appointed to Ship Preservation Guild

Holmesburg resident Melissa Black-Simmons has been appointed to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild.

Black-Simmons has worked for six years for Philabundance.

The nonprofit Guild is dedicated to the preservation and operation of historic vessels.

At present, the group is responsible for the care, maintenance and operations of Philadelphia’s tall sailing ship, the 117-foot The Gazela Primiero. It is also in the care of the 101-foot tug Jupiter. Both are berthed at Penn’s Landing. ••