Around Town: April 13, 2016

Art competition deadline approaching

The Philadelphia Federal Credit Union is sponsoring its fifth annual art competition to coincide with National Financial Literacy Month.

PFCU’s “Picture of Success Art Contest” is open to Philadelphia-area students in grades 3–5 and is designed to teach children how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Each student will submit a work of art that depicts one of their financial goals, and winners of the contest will receive prizes for their entire classroom, along with a personal $100 savings account.

The deadline to submit entries is April 30.

All Philadelphia-area students in grades 3–5 are eligible to participate, regardless of having a membership at PFCU. Once all entries are submitted, a committee will select 10 finalists.

On May 9, the artwork from the finalists will be posted on PFCU’s Facebook page for the public to vote on through May 23.

Two winners will be announced on PFCU’s Facebook page on May 24.

To enter the contest, read the rules and download the entry form at

Entries must be mailed to PFCU’s Operations Center (Attention: Marketing Department, 12800 Townsend Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154) or delivered to one of the 10 PFCU branches no later than April 30.

For more information, visit ••

Penny Party planned at All Saints Rhawnhurst

All Saints Rhawnhurst, 1811 Loney St. (near Frontenac Street), will host a Penny Party on Saturday, April 16.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo will be played from 7 to 8 p.m. There will be games, a 50/50, gifts and food sold for a nominal fee. Call 215–342–6310. ••

Kenney speaking to Chamber on Friday

Mayor Jim Kenney will address members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m. at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, Frankford and Grant avenues.

Lunch will be served. The public is invited. Tickets cost $50.

The event is sponsored by Cardone Industries Inc., an auto parts remanufacturer that has sites at 5501 Whitaker Ave. and 5670 Rising Sun Ave. and is planning to lay off more than 1,300 people over the next two years as it moves its brakes division to Mexico.

Call 215–332–3400 or visit ••

Bingo prizes include designer bags at Farrell

Louis H. Farrell School is sponsoring a bingo night at the Cottage Green, 9001 Ashton Road, on April 14.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo begins promptly at 6:30.

Winners will receive designer bags and other prizes. There will also be raffles. The cost is $40, which includes dinner. A cash bar will be available.

Contact Stuart Stevens at 267–685–6082 or email ••

Share some laughs Friday at St. Martin’s

A comedy show will take place at St. Martin of Tours parish hall, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd., on Friday, April 15, from 8 to 11 p.m.

The performers will be Sudsy, Ed McGonigal and Dave Temple. Tickets cost $20 and include light refreshments. It’s a BYOB event.

Tickets can be purchased at the rectory or by calling Kathleen Coleman at 215–535–2962, Ext. 401.

For details, visit ••

Car show, doo wop festival at local church

A car show, flea market and doo wop festival will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. The rain date is April 23.

There will be food, entertainment and door prizes.

Car registration is $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded.

For more information, call Bob at 215–637–6457 or visit ••

Wizard World offering drawing

Fans purchasing any of the Michael J. Fox VIP packages at Wizard World Comic Con, set for June 2–5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover edition of the “Back to the Future #1” comic drawn by artist Luis Antonio Delgado.

Fox, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd will appear at Wizard World Philadelphia.

Fox will appear at the event on Saturday, June 4; Thompson is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 4–5, and Lloyd will attend Friday through Sunday, June 3–5.

Delgado will be on hand in Artist Alley at Wizard World Philadelphia to sign copies of his work.

Wizard World Comic Con celebrates pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, original art, collectibles and contests.

There will be celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings and evening parties.

Show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3–8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Wizard World 2016 schedule is available at: For more on Wizard World Philadelphia, visit ••

Seniors planning trip in May

The St. Jerome Seniors are planning a trip from May 18–20 to Hudson Valley, New York. The cost is $495 per person, double occupancy.

All meals and tips are included.

There will be trips to West Point Military Academy, Culinary Institute of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site and Brotherhood Winery.

For more information, call Ray at 215–332–0866. ••

Cancer outpatient rehab offered

Nazareth Hospital has launched outpatient rehabilitation services to help patients during and after cancer treatment. Oncology rehabilitation includes physical and occupational therapy services designed to address cancer-related fatigue, swelling in the arms, energy conservation, loss of motion, muscle or joint pain, difficulty walking, risk of falling and burning or tingling in hands and feet.

To make an appointment, call 215–335–3965. To learn more, visit ••

Camping guides available

State Rep. Thomas Murt (R-152nd dist.) is distributing guides to campgrounds in Pennsylvania. Copies of the 2016 Pennsylvania Campground Directory are available by calling Murt’s district office at 215–674–3755 or visiting the office at 19 S. York Road in Hatboro.

Visit for information about camping in Pennsylvania. ••

Summer camp at KleinLife

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., is accepting applications for its summer day camp program, which will run from June 27 to Aug. 19. The camp offers programs for kindergarten to eighth grade.

The experience will be conducted in air-conditioned facilities with an indoor hardwood gym, swimming pool, climbing wall, playground and outdoor fields.

Activities will include arts and crafts, dancing, instructional and free swimming, drama, music, barbecues, 76ers clinics, sports leagues and special excursions to a variety of off-campus venues.

Camp hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended early care and late care options. For registration and additional details, including financial assistance, contact Andrew Newman at 215–698–7300, Ext. 146 or ••

St. Martin of Tours celebrates 90 years

St. Martin of Tours, 5701 Loretto Ave. in Oxford Circle, will hold a gala on Saturday, April 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Williamson Banquet & Event Center, 500 Blair Mill Road in Horsham.

The event will honor Charles Craige (Alumnus of the Year), Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez, IHM (Educator of the Year) and Bill Hunt, AgustaWestland CEO (Business Leader of the Year).

Tickets cost $75 per person and include dinner, two drinks and a Chinese auction.

For information, call 215–535–2962, Ext. 420. Text STMARTIN to 22828 to get on the school email list. ••

Northwood Charter sets board 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 April 18, May 16 and June 20.

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

St. Martha Parish celebrating jubilee

St. Martha Parish will be celebrating its 50th jubilee in 2016 with the following special liturgical and social events:

• April 17, anointing of sick liturgy.

• June 5, closing liturgy, with Archbishop Charles Chaput as celebrant, followed by celebration at The Philadelphia Ballroom. ••

Cannstatter’s to host Stiftungsfest

The 91st anniversary of Stiftungsfest will take place at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein, 9130 Academy Road, on Saturday, April 23. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The bar and kitchen will be open. There will be live entertainment. Cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

For information or tickets, call 856–482–6745, email or visit ••

Hopeful Eagle Scout seeks assistance

Joseph Doherty, a 17-year-old member of Boy Scouts Troop 290 in Fox Chase, seeks the community’s help on his Eagle Scout project.

On Saturday, April 16, Doherty will hold a collection for Lisa’s Army, which provides care packages to cancer patients. The collection will be at the Fox Chase Recreation Center baseball field, 7901 Ridgeway St. from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The collection will coincide with the opening of the Fox Rok baseball season.

Items needed include hand sanitizer, unflavored lip balm, PBA-free water bottles, journals, activity and coloring books, socks with grips on the bottoms, travel-size tissues, eyebrow pencils, hard candy, crayons, playing cards, travel-size games, new or handmade blankets.

Call 215–342–6969 for more information. ••

Tickets available for Jazz Age summer musical

Early bird ticket discounts for Glen Foerd on the Delaware’s second annual Jazz Age on the Delaware will end on April 17. Last week, Glen Foerd announced some of the musicians who will perform at the July 30 event.

Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society specialize in jazz, blues and pop music from 1900 to ’34. With a focus on the Jazz Age, this ensemble boasts an extensive catalogue of songs that will get your feet tappin’. The Gin Canaries feature Miss Christa Hackenberg and Paul Salter on vocals and horns, Louis Marchesani on guitar and banjo, along with David Graves on keys.

Early bird tickets are available for $41.08 until April 17. After then, general admission tickets will cost $48.47 in advance or $59.02 on the day of the event. Visit for tickets and other pricing packages. ••

Church collecting food for NE residents in need

Faith Lutheran Church is trying to collect 2,000 pounds of food to help the 2,000 Northeast Philadelphia families registered for hunger assistance with Feast of Justice Ministries. Faith Lutheran, at 4150 Woodhaven Road, will collect food for this cause during its third annual Neighborhood Day on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Non-perishable items will be collected. Feast of Justice distributes food to about 250 families weekly, giving away over 8,000 pounds of food each year. Volunteers log over 11,000 hours annually to staff the food cupboard. Parishioners at Faith Lutheran donated over 1,400 pounds of food to the program last year.

In addition to the food drive, Neighborhood Day will include a flea market, moon bounce, craft table, bake sale and free hotdogs. ••

Designer Bag Bingo for charity

The Wesley Enhanced Living Benevolent Care Fund is sponsoring a Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, May 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. The cost is $40, and includes beer, wine, soda and a buffet. Participants must be 18 or older.

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

To register online, go to visit.wel.orgbingo For tickets or more information, contact Megan Boran at 267–348–3363 or or Nikia Wyche at 215–429–7950 or ••

Trip planned for Lancaster

The Jeanes Hospital Auxiliary is coordinating a trip to Lancaster to see Sight & Sound’s Show Spectacular Samson on Wednesday, April 20.

The trip will also include a luncheon smorgasbord at the Bird-N-Hand Restaurant.

A bus will pick up people at the main entrance of Jeanes Hospital, 7600 Central Ave., at 10:30 a.m. It will depart for home at 5:15 p.m.

The fee for the trip is $125.

For more information, call Nancy Schmidt at 215–379–4686. ••

Widow to hold healing session

Donna Glatz, widow of slain Lawncrest jeweler William Glatz, will hold Heal Your Heart From Loss at the Free Library of Northampton Township, 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro, on Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Glatz will share the story of her husband’s murder. William Glatz was shot to death in 2010 during a robbery attempt inside his jewelry store at 6435 Rising Sun Ave.

For information, email ••

St. Matt’s honoring hoops stars

The sixth class of the Saint Matthew Basketball Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the gym.

All past inductees are invited.

This year’s honorees are John McKeown (Class of 1974), Jim Ricci (1973), Tom Mattern (1997), the 1997–98 boys varsity team, Fran Kneisc (1972), Meg Gallagher Thomson (1989) and Theresa Devine (1996).

Tickets are $40 per person and are available by calling 215–651–9069 or 215–681–6904. ••