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Around town: April 22, 2015

MaST Charter to host special event weekend

MaST Community Charter School will host its Raffle 2015 weekend from April 24 to 26 with proceeds to benefit the school’s new “Build It” zones and spaces.

The weekend will kick off on Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with Astronomy Night in partnership with the Franklin Institute, as well as Quizzo and the weekend’s main raffle basket event.

Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., will feature characters, games, prizes, sponsors and contests, along with special ticket promotions and mechanical bull rides.

Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include characters, games, prizes, sponsors and contests, along with the money wheel and surfboard ride.

Visitors are encouraged to donate Lego sets that will be used in the Build It zone. MaST is at 1800 Byberry Road. Call 267–348–1100 or visit mastccs.org for information. ••

Holy Family sponsors caregiving symposium

Holy Family University’s Caregiving Symposium, sponsored by the School of Education, is an opportunity to learn about practical, personal and financial issues that are part of the caregiving experience for family, friends and others who take care of persons of all ages.

The April 25 symposium will provide informative workshops and presentations on caring for others who experience complications of aging, disability or trauma, as well as caring for self.

A keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Geralyn Anderson Arango, author of What Would Nola Do? What My Mother Taught Me About Showing Up, Being Present and the Art of Caregiving.

The symposium will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Visit www.holyfamily.edu for information. ••

Piano recital will celebrate Frankford history

The Historical Society of Frankford will continue celebrating its 110th year by hosting a piano recital featuring Joseph Krupa on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at 1507 Orthodox St.

Refreshments will follow the performance. Admission will cost $15 for non-members or $12 for members and will be payable at the door. The program will include works by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. Visit www.frankfordhistoricalsociety.org for information. ••

High school juniors invited to college event

The guidance departments of Father Judge and St. Hubert high schools will host a Junior Night on Wednesday, April 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Hubert, Torresdale and Cottman avenues.

College admissions officers will be on hand to provide information. Anyone is welcome, particularly 11th-grade students and their parents. ••

Brokerage firm opens in Mayfair

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, a business brokerage firm with more than 140 offices in the United States and Canada, recently announced the opening of a new office in Mayfair.

David Lynn, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has opened the Murphy Business & Financial Corporation office to provide the community with business brokerage services. The franchise will support entrepreneurs with the sale of their businesses, purchases, valuations and mergers and acquisitions.

“I am thrilled to be able to provide business owners and interested buyers a trusted partner here in Northeast Philadelphia during the deal-making process,” said Lynn, 47 a longtime computer consultant and owner of his own local consulting firm.

To learn more about the Murphy Business & Financial Corporation and its collection of business brokerage services, contact David Lynn at d.lynn@murphybusiness.com or 215–333–3753. ••

Part of Verree Road to be dedicated to fallen firefighter

State Rep. Kevin Boyle and Philadelphia Fire Department Deputy Commissioner Jesse Wilson will lead a host of dignitaries in helping to dedicate a portion of Verree Road in memory of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney on Thursday, April 30.

The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony at 3:30 p.m. outside of Engine 56 at 832 Rhawn St. A portion of Verree Road between Rhawn and Kendrick streets will be dedicated in Sweeney’s name, while a new street sign will be presented to the fallen firefighter’s family.

Sweeney grew up in Fox Chase and resided there with his family while serving as a firefighter with Ladder 10 in Kensington. He was killed on April 9, 2012, in the aftermath of a five-alarm warehouse fire when a neighboring building collapsed on members of his squad. Lt. Robert Neary also died in the disaster. ••

Klein JCC will host a 40th anniversary festival on May 3

The Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave., will host a 40th anniversary festival on Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.

There will be a live cabaret performance, sing-a-longs, face painting, caricatures, dance demonstrations and food.

The cost is $10. Children under 12 are admitted free.

To register or for information, contact Sharon Kaplan at 215–698–7300, Ext. 132, or skaplan@kleinjcc.org ••

All-ages acoustic concert cheduled at Bull Shooters

Zach Myers of Shinedown will be in concert on Thursday, April 23, at 8 p.m. at Bull Shooters Saloon, 14000 Bustleton Ave. in Somerton.

Other performers will be J.R. Moore, Zack Mack, Frank Viele and Derek Crider.

It’s an all-ages acoustic concert, but guests must be 21 or older to drink.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The cover charge is $10. Parking is free.

For information, go to http://dvtevents.com ••

Second-hand items needed

Ann’s Attic, Holmesburg United Methodist Church’s second-hand shop, is in need of donations.

Attic workers are looking for new or gently used household items, knick-knacks and jewelry. No clothes or electronics will be accepted.

Interested donors are asked to drop off their items any Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ann’s Attic is located at 8118 Frankford Ave.

Call 215–624–6900. ••

Recycling buckets available

On Saturday, May 2, from 9 to 11 a.m., City Councilman Brian O’Neill will sponsor a recycling bin giveaway at his office at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.

New recycle bins will be distributed and registered for the Recycle Rewards program, thanks to support from the Department of Streets and RecycleBank.

Anyone unable to attend who needs a recycling bin or would like to register for Recycle Rewards can contact one of O’Neill’s offices: 432 Rhawn St., behind American Heritage Federal Credit Union (215–685–6431); FOP Lodge 5 (215–437–9167); Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street, above the 7th Police District (215–685–0432); and City Hall (215–686–3422). ••

Fire photo event in Doylestown

Former Northeast Times photographer Larry Browne will present Shooting Fire: Memories of 30 Years as a Fire Scene Photographer on Saturday, May 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Mercer Museum, 84 S. Pine St. in Doylestown.

Browne is a volunteer with Doylestown Fire Company №1 and teaches classes in fire scene photography at the Bucks Public Safety Training Center. He is a former state fire instructor.

Call 215–345–0210. ••

Mother’s Day benefit at Cannstatter’s

The Mother’s Day Brunch for the Cure, May 10 at Cannstatter’s, will benefit breast cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cannstatter’s is at 9130 Academy Road. Tickets cost $35, or $15 for children 12 and under. Call 215–332–0121. ••

SPARC holding open house

Project SPARC will hold an open house and alumni reunion on Thursday, April 30, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Northeast High School.

The formal program will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Visitors will meet with SPARC students and faculty, tour the SPARC wing, observe a mission in operation and take part in a silent auction.

To RSVP, email jconnelly2@philasd.org

For more information, visit www.nehssparcboosters.org or check out the NEHS Project SPARC Boosters page on Facebook. ••

Gala for dads and daughters

All dads and special male guests are invited to join their little girls in a gala on Saturday, April 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Calvary A.A., 4330 Deerpath Lane.

The cost is $40 per couple. Each additional girl is $10. The event is open to all girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. The attire is semi-formal. There will be a DJ, dinner, photo booth and dancing.

Call 610–239–9100, Ext. 284. ••

Jeanes hosts free seminars

Jeanes Hospital, 7600 Central Ave., will host three free seminars on joint replacement surgery.

People considering hip or knee replacement are encouraged to attend. The seminars are scheduled on the following Tuesdays: April 28 (6 to 7 p.m.), May 12 (11 a.m. to noon) and May 26 (6 to 7 p.m.).

To register or for more information, call 215–728–3944. ••

Klein JCC is looking for centenarians

The Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave., is seeking Northeast residents who are 100 years of age or older to be honored at the second Northeast Centenarian Celebration on Wednesday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m.

“Our centenarians are role models for the future of aging and are an inspiration to us all,” said Raechel Hammer, vice president of the Klein JCC.

To reserve a place at the celebration, contact Hammer at 215–698–7300, Ext. 143 or rhammer@kleinjcc.org ••

Accelerated nursing program available

The Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University has launched an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which will be offered at a new facility being reconstructed at 6th and Chestnut streets.

Designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, the ABSN aims to produce future nursing leaders. The degree program takes as little as 15 months to complete.

The ABSN program consists of 69 credits, with topics that range from pharmacology and statistical analytics to global health and health policy.

To learn more about the ABSN program available at the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University, or to apply, visit http://absn.gmercyu.edu or www.gmercyu.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/nursing/bachelors ••

Mother’s Day brunch is at the Radisson

The Radisson Hotel Northeast Philadelphia is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a special brunch buffet and live music. There will also be professional family portraits available.

The brunch includes a salad bar, iced seafood, carving stations, eggs, omelets, desserts and a kid’s table. The cost is $34.95 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under and free for children under 4. One mimosa is included with an adult ticket. Iced tea, milk, orange juice and a coffee bar are also included.

The Radisson Hotel Northeast Philadelphia is located at 2400 Old Lincoln Highway in Trevose. For information or to make a reservation, call 215–638–8300. ••

Fundraising competition at Dave and Buster’s

The Martelli Games — a competition that pits teams of employees representing local businesses against each other in a series of challenging skill games — is coming to Dave and Buster’s in Philadelphia Mills (formerly Franklin Mills).

Dave and Buster’s will host the annual competition on Wednesday evening, June 10.

The competition and dinner that immediately follows will be hosted by Phil Martelli, head coach of the St. Joseph’s men’s basketball team.

Every dollar raised will go directly to Developmental Enterprises Corporation, the area’s largest nonprofit provider of tailored therapies, habilitation and vocational services to adults with intellectual challenges and other developmental disabilities.

Each participating team will be captained by a celebrity from the world of sports, business or entertainment.

For information about registering a team in the 2015 Martelli Games, contact DEC executive director Susan Golec at 610–277–3122, Ext. 306 or SGolec@decmc.org ••

Coach Bag Bingo in Tacony

The Tacony Civic Association will sponsor Coach Bag Bingo on Friday, May 29, at Our Lady of Consolation Church hall, 7051 Tulip St.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.

The cost is $30. There will be Chinese auctions and 50/50 drawings.

It’s a BYOB and snacks event. Soft drinks will be supplied. Call Karlene at 267–439–7689. ••

Rock band Haken to perform in Somerton

The rock band Haken will be in concert on Friday, May 1, at Bull Shooters, 14000 Bustleton Ave. in Somerton.

Other bands in concert that night will be Next to None, In the Presence of Wolves and Tungsten.

Tickets cost $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Parking is free, and there will be drink specials.

For more information, visit www.dvtevents.com or the DVT Entertainment page on Facebook. ••

Support group for parents of addicts

A new support and grieving group for parents of drug addicts will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, May 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northeast GED Center, at 1928 Cottman Ave., between Castor and Loretto avenues.

The group is for parents who have lost children to drugs or have children using drugs.

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month.

The group is being organized by Bonnie Kaye, a professional counselor who lost her daughter Jennifer to heroin in 2002. She has been working to help other parents since that time.

“The goal is to help parents whose children have died from drugs to get through the grieving process and to give support to others who are currently losing their children to drugs,” she said.

Anyone interested in attending can call Kaye at 215–288–6959. ••

Houseman has summer camp

Houseman Recreation Center, 5091 Summerdale Ave., is holding signups for its summer day camp, which will run from July 7 to Aug. 14.

The camp is for kids 5–12. It will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Activities will include swimming, arts and crafts, sports, trips and games. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

The registration fee is $25. The cost is $600 for all six weeks. There is an additional weekly charge of $30 for extended care. Call 215–685–1240. ••

Vogt is looking for girls volleyball players

Vogt Recreation Center, 6700 Cottage St. in Tacony, will host travel volleyball games for girls age 10–14 on Thursdays from mid-June to mid-August.

Games will be played from 5 to 7 p.m.

The cost is $5 per person. Teams consist of at least eight players. Call 215–685–8753. ••

Event to raise money for heart research

There will be a benefit craft fair and flea market on the 6600 block of Walker St. in Tacony on Sunday, May 17, from noon to 5 p.m.

The vendor fee is $20, and vendors must bring their own tables. Tents are permitted.

The day will include raffles and food.

Proceeds benefit congenital heart defect research.

For more information, contact Melissa at 267–432–6097 or mtorrissi83@yahoo.com ••

Photo classes at Holmesburg Library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue), will hold photography classes in May.

The classes, sponsored by Friends of Holmesburg Library, will teach people to take photos using digital cameras and smartphones.

Meeting dates are Mondays, May 4, 11 and 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 215–685–8756 ••

Holy Redeemer appoints three docs

Holy Redeemer Health System has announced the appointment of three physicians to its medical staff.

Dr. Mary L. Schuler has joined the Holland Medical Associates practice as an internist. Holland Medical Associates has two offices, at 10160 Bustleton Avenue, Suite A, and at 295 Buck Road in Holland, Bucks County.

Dr. Andrew T. Matthews has joined Somerton Family Medical Practice as an internist. Somerton Family Medical Practice is located at 14425 Bustleton Ave.

Dr. Payal Abraham has joined the Holy Redeemer Family Medicine practice in Meadowbrook, on Huntingdon Pike adjacent to Holy Redeemer Hospital. ••

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