Around town: February 10, 2016

Cystic fibrosis benefit on Saturday

The Harvey family will hold its 26th annual cystic fibrosis benefit on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road.

The cost is $40 per person and will include an open bar, hot buffet, DJ, door prizes and auction.

For more information, contact Patty Harvey at ••

Catholic movie shown on Thursday

History Making Productions will present Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holy Family University’s Sister Francesca Onley Education and Technology Center, 9801 Frankford Ave.

“Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia explores Philadelphia’s history through the lens of the many Catholic immigrants who shaped and changed the city,” said Sam Katz, executive producer and founder of History Making Productions. “The film exposes the experiences, challenges, sorrows and triumphs of the diverse and unique Catholic communities who have shaped the religious, social and physical landscapes of the Greater Philadelphia region throughout the past three centuries.”

The evening will also feature a discussion led by Katz.

The free event is sponsored by Holy Family, the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History and the Northeast Times. To make a reservation, call 267–341–4002 or email ••

Library hosting tech school fair

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host a technical school fair on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be representatives from schools that offer career training, such as Aviation Maintenance Institute, Bucks County School of Beauty Culture Inc., Community College of Philadelphia, Computer Technology Institute, ITT Technical Institute, Kaplan Career Institute, Lincoln Technical Institute, Orleans Technical College, PENNCO Tech, PRISM Career Institute, Roadmasters Driving School and Star Career Academy.

The fair is free, and no registration is required. For more information, call 215–685–0522 or 215–685–0501. ••

Charter school sets meetings

Northwood Academy Charter School, 4621 Castor Ave., has set its board meeting schedule for the 2015–16 academic year.

The meetings will take place on Feb. 16, March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 20.

Meetings will take place at 5 p.m. at the school. ••

Tobacco cessation classes

Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., will host free tobacco cessation classes on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 25.

Certified tobacco addiction specialists at Nazareth will coach attendees on how to quit smoking. They will also provide information about tobacco addiction, new coping strategies and tips to prevent relapse. Attendees will receive free nicotine replacement products.

Classes will be held in Nazareth’s first floor cancer center conference room. To register, call 215–335–7727. ••

Burholme church to host Valentine concert

Burholme Baptist Church, 905 Cottman Ave., will hold an All for Jesus Valentine Dedication Concert of Hearts, Hands & High Steeple Tower on Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

The Rev. Charles App Jr., the church’s longtime pastor, will lead a ringing of the bells and chimes of the new lighted steeple tower, which is capped with a cross.

The original 86-year-old steeple blew down last February on a windy day.

For more information, call 215–725–3447. ••

Valentine’s retreat is Saturday

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, at 13475 Proctor Road, a nonprofit that provides sanctuary and renewal through the lens of spirituality, invites couples to a special Valentine’s Couples Retreat on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The retreat will include a meal complete with flowers, wine and chocolate for dessert. The cost is $100 per couple. Register by calling 215–934–6206. ••

Parenting programs announced

Catholic Community Services will present Planting the Seed, a cafe experience focused on “taking care of yourself” on Friday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oxford Circle Development Association, 900 E. Howell St., Building B.

A parent cafe is a safe, fun space to have meaningful conversation among other adults who may also be parenting. Those who take part can become eligible for community service hour credits. Free childcare will be provided, but space is limited. For information and reservations, call 215–834–2966.

A second Planting the Seed cafe will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave.

Then, on Saturday, Feb. 27, CCS will host Family Fun Night at Tarken Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For information, call 215–519–8942 or 215–221–2010.

CCS also offers ongoing parenting classes on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, 7701 Loretto Ave. Classes are free and include refreshments and childcare. Call 267–784–4698 or 267–679–6158. ••