Around Town: October 26, 2016

Flea market will aid Self Help Movement

The Self Help Movement wants to give back to local families and their children. So the men of Self Help will host a community flea market on Saturday, Oct. 29, to raise money for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tables spaces are still available. The vendor fee is $15 per space for those who bring their own table. Tables are available for rent for an additional $5. All proceeds from space and table rental will be donated directly to the hospital. Vendors get to keep their sales income.

For information, call 215–677–7778, Ext. 111. ••

Smoking cessation class at Nazareth Hospital

Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., will offer a free smoking and tobacco cessation class to individuals looking to quit smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and/or smokeless tobacco use on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the seventh-floor rehab conference room.

The session includes understanding addiction, behavior change strategies, coping mechanisms for urges and stress, education on healthy lifestyle choices, access to resources for nicotine replacement therapy and relapse prevention.

For information or to register, call 215–335–7727. ••

Tartaglione holding Senior Expo on Thursday

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-2nd dist.) will hold a Senior Expo on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School, 1100 E. Erie Ave.

“There will be free health screenings, and representatives of various agencies will be on hand to answer questions and help seniors navigate government programs,” she said.

Tartaglione said that all seniors and primary caregivers are invited to attend. ••

Crescentville church to host flea market

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St., will host a flea market and bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ••

Grief support group holding meetings

Donna Glatz, widow of slain Lawncrest jeweler William Glatz, will hold two upcoming sessions of Heal Your Heart From Loss. The Wednesday sessions will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The James E. Kinney Senior Center, 165 Township Road in Richboro, will host a session on Oct. 26. The Free Library of Northampton Township, 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro, will host a session on Nov. 9.

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. The Glatz family had owned the store for more than 60 years. For information, email ••

Registration open 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 fundraisers will be recognized on event day, and awards will be presented to the top overall male and female race finishers in the 5K run.

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 ••

Breakfast, shredding event at PPH

The Philadelphia Home, 6500 Tabor Ave., will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for kids. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont will prepare the breakfast. Proceeds benefit the PPH.

Also on Nov. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m., people are invited to bring personal and confidential documents for shredding. Call 215–697–8000. ••

O’Neill to host e-cycling event on Friday

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will host an e-cycling event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon outside his district office at Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street, at the 7th Police District.

People can dispose of old or unused electronic devices such as computers, cell phones and televisions.

Call 215–685–0432. ••

Local library to host Lego Fun and storytime

Welsh Road Library, 9233 Roosevelt Blvd., will host Lego Fun on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. All ages are welcome, with parents needing to supervise young children.

The library will host Young Children’s Storytime on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. The program is geared to kids age 3–6. Call 215–685–0498. ••

Free technology workshop at KleinLife

Area adults are invited to attend a free technology workshop sponsored by AARP at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The curriculum includes touch screen basics, applications and play store and text messaging.

To reserve a place at the workshop or for further information, contact AARP at 1–888–687–2277. ••

Forgiveness program at Holy Family

Holy Family University, at Frankford and Grant avenues, will host The Art of Forgiveness: Understanding Hurt, Hope and the Healing Journey on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

There will be a panel discussion on forgiveness, a national juried art exhibit on forgiveness and artist reception and a performing arts program on forgiveness. There will be music, dance, poetry and selected readings from literature and theater on forgiveness.

Call 215–637–7700. ••

Dance and music show is this Sunday

Three Aksha will present Natyashastra: the Oldest Surviving Stagecraft in the World at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m.

Three Aksha will perform Indian dance and music.

Advance tickets are $15 or $25. Tickets at the door cost $20 or $30. Visit ••

Sports Hall of Fame ceremony next week

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will hold an induction ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Hilton hotel, 4200 City Line Ave.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 7:30.

The inductees will be the 1966–67 76ers, Al Severance, Brian Dawkins, Bruce Harlan, Charlie Manuel, Chris Short, Dick “Hoops” Weiss, George Orton, Goose Goslin, Herman Taylor, Jeff Chandler, Jimmy Watson, Marilyn Stephens, Steve Fredericks, Sylvia Wene Martin and Vonnie Gros. Also being honored will be Villanova’s NCAA-champion men’s basketball team and the Arena League-champion Philadelphia Soul. Phillies public address announcer Dan Baker will serve as master of ceremonies.

Tickets cost $50 for the ceremony or $175 for the ceremony and reception. For tickets or more information, visit ••

Flea market/bazaar at Pennypack Woods

The Friendly Neighbors Group will hold an inside flea market and bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pennypack Woods Community Center, 8724 Crispin St. ••

Domb has local office hours

City Councilman Allan Domb (D-at large) has a satellite office every Friday at 11 a.m. in the district office of state Rep. Mike Driscoll. Domb’s Council staff will be available for constituent services. The office is located in Academy Plaza, 3294 Red Lion Road, Suite 3. ••

Fox Chase Library announces two events

Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St., will host Native American Stories & Primitive Tool Making on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. The event will be conducted by the Pennypack Environmental Center.

The library will also host Windows Basics Class: Files & Folders on Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m.

Call 215–685–0547. ••

White legislation passes committee

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) to prohibit municipalities from releasing the names of police officers when the officer is involved in a discharge of their firearm or other use of force has passed the Senate Law and Justice Committee by a vote of 9–1.

It passed the House last November.

ldquo;This is a fair and proper bill to protect the identities of police officers until they are either charged with an offense or cleared, and any threats against the officer or their families have dissipated,” White said.

House Bill 1538, which is supported by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 and the state FOP, would delay police departments from releasing the names of officers involved in violent confrontations while an investigation is ongoing. Public officials would be able to release the identifications once the investigation is complete, and criminal charges have been filed or the life of the officer and his or her family members are deemed no longer in danger.

ldquo;This legislation is critical, as we’ve seen shootings involving police officers become so politically charged that the officers’ lives and their families can be endangered even if the use of force was justified,” White said. “While we need transparency whenever police are involved in a shooting, we owe our officers basic protection from threats. This bill offers a way to protect them until the facts come out. We must protect the good officers from being tried in public, while making sure those who break the law are tried in court.” ••

Taylor to be honored by CORA

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) has been named CORA Services’ 2016 Civic Champion. CORA’s Champion Awards are presented each year at the Champions for Children Celebration to recognize individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in partnering with CORA Services to create a brighter future for children and families in the Philadelphia region. This year’s awarda will be presented on Nov. 22 at the Union League.

“John Taylor epitomizes what it means to be a ‘legislator’ and ‘representative for the people’ of the commonwealth in today’s world,” said Mary Doherty, managing director of the Community Services Division at CORA Services. “He is tireless in his advocacy for rights and opportunities for all, he is a coalition builder in Philadelphia and in Harrisburg, and he is truly a champion for children, families and communities.”

Taylor was also recognized for creating meaningful legislation to combat drug and alcohol use, and his effort in the House to expand the use of Recovery High Schools for youth in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Taylor will be one of three honorees that evening. The others are Univest Bank and Trust Co., which was named the year’s Corporate Champion; and Christian Brown, a senior at Father Judge High School, who will receive the Classroom Champion Award and a $1,000 scholarship from CORA Services. ••