Around Town: July 13, 2016

Church hosts music and drama camp

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 E. Sentner St., will host a music and drama camp through Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The camp is for kids age 5 (by Sept. 1) through eighth grade. They will learn and perform a musical. The camp will also include Bible stories, T-shirts, crafts, songs and snacks. The cost is $5. For information, visit or call 215–771–4441. ••

Religious service planned at St. Martin’s

The eighth annual Fatima Holy Hours for World Peace will take place on Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, at Cheltenham Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.

This will be the third in a series of Fatima Holy Hours sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima. ••

Jazz concert Thursday at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., will host a concert on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m., featuring The Red Hot Ramblers, who play 1920s jazz music.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner, chairs and blankets. The concert is pay what you wish. It will be held rain or shine. ••

Grief support group holding meetings

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 July 13 and Aug. 4.

Another meeting will take place on July 27 at the James E. Kinney Senior Center, 165 Township Road in Richboro. All sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Free concerts announced in Tacony

Tacony will host five free Thursday night concerts this summer. Disston Recreation Center, 4423 Longshore Ave., will be the site of concerts on July 14 (5/3 Woodland and S.B. Deluxe); July 28 (Charlie Gracie); Aug. 11 (Giana Lynn and Civic-Minded Fools); and Aug. 25 (Scribe Video Center Street Movies and Mike Shackleton).

On Sept. 8, Lardner’s Point Park, Levick Street and the Delaware River, will host a concert by Sean K. Preston and The Loaded Pistols.

All concerts start at 7 p.m. ••

Northeast Chamber golf outing on July 18

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will hold its 94th annual Directors Cup Golf Challenge on Monday, July 18, at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, 3801 Grant Ave.

The cost is $325. Registration and lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. There will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

At 5 p.m., there will be cocktails, dinner and awards.

For information, visit ••

Golf benefit for eye tumors in kids

Love From Liam Inc. will sponsor a golf fundraiser on Monday, July 18, at Talamore Country Club in Ambler.

The nonprofit raises awareness and funding for children during their treatments for retinoblastoma, the most common eye tumor in kids.

The organization was inspired by Liam Spingler’s diagnosis and fight last year. After being diagnoses at 6 months old, he was treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Wills Eye Hospital.

The day will also include a pool party, dinner, silent auction and keynote address by Dr. Ann Leahey, of CHOP. For information, go to ••

St. Luke holding thrift store sale July 23

St. Luke’s thrift store, 1946 Welsh Road, will be having a sale on Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special deals include two clothing items for $1, books for 10 cents and 50-percent off Christmas items.

The store, open every Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., is in the parish hall basement and is handicapped accessible.

Call 215–969–3645. ••

Free concert at PPH on Thursday

The Philadelphia Protestant Home will welcome the John Hoey Orchestra on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. for a free concert in its air-conditioned social hall, 6500 Tabor Ave. in Lawndale.

Call 215–697–8000. ••

Boyle hosting upcoming events

State Rep. Kevin Boyle will host two events this month at his office at 7801 Hasbrook Ave. in Fox Chase.

A representative from the American Legion will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 18, to assist with veteran service issues.

Boyle will also be partnering with the Fox Chase Cancer Center to host his annual mobile mammography event outside of his office at 9 a.m. on July 22. Appointments are available starting at 9 a.m.

Women must be 40 or older; may not be breast feeding nor have breast fed within the last nine months; must not have had a breast cancer diagnosis within the past three years; must not be under treatment for breast cancer; and must not have had a mammogram in 12 months.

For more information on either event, call Boyle’s district office at 215–695–1016. ••

Support group available for vets

Healing Ajax is an innovative, brothers-in-arms approach to helping Iraq, Afghanistan and other war veterans reintegrate into society. This free support group is open to all U.S. military combat veterans and meets on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Torresdale Mansion Conference Room on the campus of Aria-Jefferson’s Torresdale Campus, 10800 Knights Road.

It’s possible that only a fellow veteran can truly understand the transition from battlefield to homefront. Healing Ajax is not clinical therapy. It’s a peer support group in which veterans successfully share their traumatic events and coping skills with their comrades who are going through similar experiences. It’s veterans helping veterans, making sure they don’t feel alone, giving them a support network and helping them find the assistance they need — all in a way that protects their anonymity.

The coordinators of the group are Tom Wagner and Timothy Wynn. Contact them via 215–778–0935 or 267–591–3314. Alternately, send an email to or For information, visit ••

Art show at WEL Pennypack

An art show will take place on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd.

Artwork will be for sale.

Call 215–624–5800. ••

Teen Tuesdays in Holmesburg

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host Teen Tuesdays on July 19 and 26 and Aug. 2. All events start at 2 p.m. Call 215–685–8756. ••

American Legion 5th District seeks members

The American Legion 5th District Pennsylvania Department is looking for new members.

The American Legion supports veterans affairs and rehabilitation; a strong national defense; the American flag and Constitution; and Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and other youth.

Contact one of the following posts:

William D. Oxley, 4637 Decatur St. (215–429–5553); Charles P. McMenamy, 8041 Frankford Ave. (267–538–3949); Lloyd C. Wilson Jr. Memorial, 2006 Orthodox St. (267–252–0687); John Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave. (215–632–1070); Philadelphia Firefighters, 853 Glenn St. (215–676–3058); Tacony Memorial, 7163 Hegerman St. (215–475–0425); Rhawnhurst-Castor, 7976 Oxford Ave. (215–632–0118); Bustleton, 9151 Old Newtown Road (215–969–9437); Crest-Lawn Memorial, 301 E. Godfrey Ave. (215–901–9402); and Philadelphia Police, 8601 Alicia St. (856–677–1147). ••