Around town: October 7, 2015

Taylor Senior Expo Oct. 9

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) will hold his annual Senior Expo on Friday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cohocksink Recreation Center, at Cedar and Cambria streets.

Among those scheduled to appear will be the Philadelphia Police Department, insurance companies, podiatrists, chiropractors, senior help agencies, medical equipment companies, hospitals and city and state agencies.

Blood pressure and cholesterol tests will be given, and massages will be available. Transportation is available.

Call 215–708–3139. ••

Cemetery visits planned

KleinLife is planning a trip for senior citizens to visit loved ones at three Delaware County Jewish cemeteries.

The excursion is set for Thursday, Oct. 8. The cemeteries to be visited are Mt. Jacob in Glenolden, Mt. Sharon in Springfield and Mt. Lebanon in Collingdale. The cost is $4. Contact Shelley Geltzer at 215–698–7300, Ext. 129 or sgeltzer@kleinlife.org ••

Washington looking for grads

George Washington High School class of 1970 is looking for graduates for its upcoming 45th-year reunion.

The reunion will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Fountain Room, 2980 Southampton Road. Call 215–264–2271. ••

Senior citizen dance announced

State Rep. Martina White will host a free Senior Dance for the senior members of the 170th Legislative District on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at District Council 21, at 2980 Southampton Road. The dance will also be a one-stop information fair for seniors and their families. For information, call 215–330–3711. ••

Run for MS event Oct. 10

The Run for Research to benefit multiple sclerosis research will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. at Northampton Township Municipal Park, 281 Hatboro Road in Churchville.

Registration for the 5K run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m. The event is rain or shine. The cost is $40, which includes a T-shirt and a family fun day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fitlife Gym, 157 Railroad Drive in Ivyland.

For people who want to only attend the family fun day, the cost is $10. Children under 12 are admitted free.

The fun day will include a DJ, dunk tank, pony rides, vendor marketplace, inflatable bounce house and slide, petting zoo, giveaways, raffles, obstacle course challenge, hands-on art, balloons and a karate demonstration.

Call 267–446–5110 or visit www.msrunforresearch.org

Donations can be sent to Run for Research, P.O. Box 2744, Warminster, PA 18974. ••

Fair set for Delaire Landing

Delaire Landing will host a craft and home fair to benefit the March of Dimes on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its recreation center, 9355 State Road. No jewelry vendors are needed.

For more information, call 267–307–6200 or email jafineberg@yahoo.com ••

Holmesburg Library turns 10

The public is invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Friends of Holmesburg Library.

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue).

The volunteer group has spent the last decade raising funds to sponsor community programs, promoting the library, advocating for city funding and saving the library from closure in 2008.

The evening will include cake and treats. ••

Bus outing planned to Lancaster

The Justice Frank J. Montemuro Jr. Lodge has its annual bus outing on Monday, Oct. 12, to Lancaster County.

A bus will leave the Maternity BVM Church parking lot, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave., at 8:45 a.m.

The first stop will be at the Kitchen Kettle Village for shopping. There will be a sitdown lunch at Plain & Fancy restaurant. The trip will also include the show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The cost is $125.

Call 215–676–1910. ••

Breast cancer event Oct. 7

Nazareth Hospital will present its sixth annual Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Event on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The event will take place thanks to a grant from the Ladies of Port Richmond. It will include a buffet dinner, giveaways, raffle tables and resources from the American Cancer Society. Admission is $15. For tickets, call 215–335–6236. ••

Benefit for kids’ heart charity

A benefit for the Children’s Heart Foundation will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 7 p.m. to midnight at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave.

Tickets cost $35 in advance, $30 with the purchase of five or more or $40 at the door.

The night will include a buffet dinner, dessert, beer, wine, soda, DJ, dancing, photo booth, door prizes, 50/50 and raffle items. Guests are welcome to BYOB for mixed drinks. The first 100 people will receive a bag of goodies.

The Children’s Heart Foundation’s mission is to save children’s lives through congenital heart defect research.

For tickets or to make a donation, call Melissa Torrissi at 267–432–6097 or Megan O’Toole at 215–997–1512. ••

Anniversary celebration at St. Martin of Tours

St. Martin of Tours, an Independence Mission School at 5701 Loretto Ave. in Oxford Circle, will hold a 90th Anniversary Celebration Mass & Luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 25, from noon to 3 p.m.

The luncheon is being donated by Christopher Angeli, an alumnus and president of Regal Ballroom.

The guest speaker is Patricia M. McCormack, IHM, director of the IHM Office of Formative Support for Parents and Teachers and a speaker at the World Meeting of Families. She formerly taught at St. Martin’s as Sister Kathleen Thomas.

School tours will be given at the end of the luncheon.

The cost is $15.

To make a reservation or for information, call 215–535–2962, Ext. 407. ••

Ryan alums gathering at Katie O’s

The In Vite Mane Alumni Group will hold “Ryan STILL Makes Waves” on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Katie O’Donnell’s Irish Pub, 4501 Woodhaven Road.

The event is open to graduates of Archbishop Ryan High School. It celebrates a new approach to working together as alumni, and encourages grads to engage in networking and fellowship.

For details, go to invitemane.org ••

Job fair at local library

The Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, will host a job fair on Friday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guests will meet with employers recruiting for customer service, sales, administration, manufacturing, security and warehouse. They are encouraged to dress well and bring current résumés. Admission is free. Call 215–685–9383. ••

Conklin at Christ the King

Christ the King will host a comedy show featuring Joe Conklin on Saturday, Oct. 24, at its parish hall, Chesterfield Avenue at Morrell Avenue.

Conklin will be joined by two other comedians. There will also be a DJ and dancing.

Guests must be 21 or older.

Doors open at 6:30. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $45 per person. Call 215–901–0073 or 610–633–4443. ••

Decorating the Insectarium

The public is invited to help decorate the Insectarium, 8046 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg, on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.

Kids can craft their own scary Halloween spider.

Call 215–335–9500 or visit insectariuminstitute.com ••

Protection from identity theft

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) will sponsor a shredder event on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues.

The event is designed to prevent identity theft. There’s a limit of four paper boxes per person.

No business documents will be accepted. There’s no need to remove staples, paper clips, fasteners or rubber bands.

Call 215–708–3139. ••