Around Town: July 20, 2016

Movies returning to the Devon Theater

City Councilman Bobby Henon is sponsoring movies on six upcoming Fridays at the Devon Theater, 6325 Frankford Ave.

Show time is 6:30 p.m.

Here is the lineup: Zootopia (July 22), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (July 29), Kung Fu Panda 3 (Aug. 5), Miracles From Heaven (Aug. 12), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Aug. 19) and Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (Aug. 26).

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. ••

Free concerts planned at Disston Rec Center

Tacony will host four free Thursday night concerts this summer.

Disston Recreation Center, 4423 Longshore Ave., will be the site of concerts on 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. ••

Lawncrest to celebrate Christmas in July

The Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave., will celebrate Christmas in July with a showing of Elf on Friday, July 22, at dusk. The movie will be shown on the outdoor stage near the playground.

Admission is free, and food will be available for sale. Guests are invited to bring chairs or blankets.

Call 215–685–0597. ••

Thrift shop sale coming Saturday at St. Luke

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 is open every Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The store is in the parish hall basement and is handicapped accessible. Call 215–969–3645. ••

Summer camp at Maritime Academy Charter

Maritime Academy Charter School, 2275 Bridge St., will hold a camp from July 25–29 for sixth- through eighth-graders. The camp will focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

Activities will include learning math through boat building, investigating science at Adventure Aquarium in Camden and exploring history at the Independence Seaport Museum, which is co-sponsoring the camp.

The cost is $75, and includes breakfast and lunch.

To register, call 215–535–4555, Ext. 302. ••

Boyle hosting mammography screenings

State Rep. Kevin Boyle will be partnering with the Fox Chase Cancer Center to host his annual mobile mammography on Friday, July 22, at 9 a.m. outside his office at 7801 Hasbrook Ave. in Fox Chase.

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, call Boyle’s district office at 215–695–1016. ••

Teen Tuesdays at Holmesburg Library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host Teen Tuesday on July 26 and Aug. 2. Both events start at 2 p.m. Programs are sponsored in part by Friends of Holmesburg Library.

Call 215–685–8756. ••

Bible school at local church

Lehigh Baptist Church, 934 Alburger Ave., will host a Vacation Bible School from July 25–29, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The classes are for children age 5 to those completing sixth grade.

There is no cost, though daily offerings will be taken for a missionary project.

For information, call the church office at 215–673–9552. ••

Grief support group to meet

Donna Glatz, widow of slain Lawncrest jeweler William Glatz, will hold Heal Your Heart From Loss on Wednesday, July 27, at the James E. Kinney Senior Center, 165 Township Road in Richboro.

Another session will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Free Library of Northampton Township, 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro. Both sessions run 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.

Obina Onyiah was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Kevin Turner, who had escaped from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility nine days earlier, died in a shootout with Glatz.

The Glatz family had owned the store for more than 60 years.

For more information, email ••

Free movies in the park

The Delaware River City Corporation will sponsor three outdoor movies on selected Thursday nights this summer at Pennypack on the Delaware park, at State Road and Rhawn Street.

On July 21, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will play from 7:45 to 10 p.m.

On Aug. 4, Inside Out will play from 8 to 9:35 p.m.

On Aug. 18, Zootopia will play from 8 to 9:45 p.m.

The evenings will include complimentary refreshments. ••

State funding local projects

Two local recreational projects will receive more than $200,000 in state grants, state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. announced.

Lassin Early Learning Center will receive $85,000 toward construction of a state-of-the-art playground complex at its facility near Red Lion Road in Bustleton. It will include the installation of more than $100,000 of new equipment and safety surfacing to serve the center’s children and the local neighborhood.

“Getting youngsters outside to play is critical to their health and well-being,” Sabatina said. “These kids will have a leg up in establishing exercise as an important part of their daily routine.”

The Delaware River City Corporation will receive $125,000 to update the master plan for the Delaware River Greenway Plan. The Greenway Plan for the North Delaware stretches 11 miles, from Pulaski Park in Port Richmond to Glen Foerd in Torresdale. The project is transforming former industrial property along the river into a destination waterfront.

“This greenway is creating a new gateway for Northeast Philadelphia and the entire region,” Sabatina said. “It’s replacing the blight of abandoned industrial areas with needed recreational opportunities that will attract residents and visitors.”

Gateway entrances will include parking lots, as well as improvements to “green connector” streets that will enable residents to have direct access from areas west of I-95 to the river trail. ••

Day camp at Vogt Recreation Center

Vogt Recreation Center, 6700 Cottage St. in Tacony, will host a day camp through Aug. 12. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $80 a week.

Extended care is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The camp includes three trips a week, lunch and swim lessons. Call 215–685–8753. ••

5K will benefit multiple sclerosis research

The second annual Run for Research will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Warminster Community Park.

The 5K run and one-mile walk will benefit multiple sclerosis research.

The event will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and include a family fun day. It’ll take place rain or shine, and participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

Activities include cheerleaders, awards, farm animals, reptiles, karate demonstrations, crafts, giveaways, a DJ, live music, dancing, carnival games, face painting, Moonbounce, obstacle course, storytelling, vendors and appearances by Elmo and SpongeBob,

All proceeds will go to the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. For cost and information, go to ••

CORA has pregnancy program available

CORA Services Inc. offers Lifeline, a pregnancy and parenting program for teenagers and young adults.

Services can be offered at CORA locations at 4900 Griscom St. and 8540 Verree Road, along with schools, community sites and in the home.

All services are free. Call 215–342–7660, Ext. 2450. ••

Register now for lung cancer benefit

Free to Breathe, a national nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization, will hold its 11th Annual Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The event will be held at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and include a welcome rally, kids dash and 5K run or walk that winds through Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center, past the Japanese Teahouse and finishes in front of the Please Touch Museum.

Early-bird registration before Oct. 30 is $30, and participants can register as individuals or as a team. The top three individual fundraisers and top three fundraising teams will be recognized on event day, and awards will be presented to the top overall male and female race finishers in the 5K run.

The fee includes entry into the event, a 2016 Free to Breathe T-shirt, entertainment and refreshments. In addition to the walk, this year’s event will feature a silent auction, Survivor’s Tent, Team Spirit Award, kids’ activities and music by WMGK DJ Andre Gardner.

Registration, check-in and silent auction bidding begins at 7 a.m.

The 5K run will start at 8:30, followed by the 5K walk and 1-mile walk, then the kids’ dash for ages 9 and under. To register, visit ••