Around Town: April 12, 2017

Dyngus Day celebration at Dagwood’s Pub

Dagwood’s Pub, 4625 Linden Ave. (at Torresdale Avenue), will host its fourth annual Dyngus Day celebration on Monday, April 17, starting at 3 p.m.

There will be a Polish buffet for $14.95. The event will also feature Polish music and dancing. Polish beer will complement the menu.

Dyngus Day takes place on the day after Easter and celebrates Polish-American culture, heritage and traditions and the introduction of Catholicism in Poland.

Call 215–332–3620. ••

Crochet for Beginners class in Lawncrest

Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave., will host Crochet for Beginners on Saturday, April 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Supplies are provided. The program is open to adults. Call 215–685–0549. ••

Tacony civic to host Bags and Brawn Bingo

The Tacony Civic Association will host a Bags and Brawn Bingo fundraiser featuring designer pocketbooks and Milwaukee power tools on Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Tacony/Mayfair Sons of Italy, 4741 Friendship St. Additional parking is available at 7111 Vandike St.

The $36 ticket price includes beer, wine and soda. There will be a blind auction and 50/50s. Players should bring their own snacks.

Participants must declare whether they want to play for bags or tools upon arrival at the venue. Players will be given color-coded bingo packages accordingly. For an extra $20, players can vie for both packages simultaneously. There will be 10 rounds of play with two winners for each round (one for each package). Contact Connie at 215–498–8857 or Karlene at 267–439–7689. ••

Gala planned for St. Martin of Tours

St. Martin of Tours Independence Mission School will hold its Together Towards Tomorrow gala on Saturday, April 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Leonardo Helicopter (formerly AgustaWestland), 3050 Red Lion Road. Tickets cost $75 and include hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, dinner, dancing and a silent auction.

The honorees will be John Parsons, of BSI Construction (Business Leader of the Year); Michael Korolishin, of Arcadia University (Alumnus of the Year); and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters of St. Martin’s (Educators of the Century).

The following nine nuns will be moving out in June following the closing of the convent: Sister Ellen Giardino, Sister Marie Jeannine Dawson, Sister Regina Flanigan, Sister Agnes Logan, Sister Marie Christine McKenna, Sister Marie St. James Nulty, Sister Susan Immaculate Platt, Sister Julia Ann Walsh and Sister Pat Wolfe.

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Holy Redeemer to host Night at the Races

The Sisters of the Holy Redeemer will hold a Night at the Races to benefit their Food Pantry located on Townsend Road on Saturday, April 22, from 6 to 11 p.m. in St. Anselm Church Hall, 12670 Dunks Ferry Road. Tickets cost $30 and include food, beer, soda and mixers for BYOB. Attendees must be 21 years of age.

For tickets or information, contact Hope Boccella at 215–938–4611 or or Sister Ellen Marvel at 215–914–4003 or ••

Coach Bingo benefit at Cannstatter’s

There will be a Coach Bingo benefit to support the Wesley Enhanced Living Benevolent Care Fund on Friday, May 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. The buffet will start at 7. Bingo begins at 7:30.

The cost is $40 per person and includes the buffet, beer, wine and soda. For information, email or call 267–348–3363. ••

Kids to celebrate with police officers

The police officers of the 8th district and state Rep. Ed Neilson invite children ages 10 and under with their families to a Spring Celebration on Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the police station at 3100 Red Lion Road.

The festival will include an egg hunt, egg dyeing and the showing of the movie Hop at dusk on an outdoor screen supplied by Neilson.

No reservations are required for this free event. Just show up with an empty basket and a lawn chair or blanket. ••

Non-denominational celebration planned

On Easter Sunday, April 16, the Far Northeast Philadelphia Ministerium will hold a non-denominational public celebration of the holiday on the grounds of Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., at 6:30 a.m.

There will be music, singing, prayers and scripture readings led by clergy from the area. The celebration will last 45 minutes. A collection will be conducted to benefit the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a charity that aids temporarily homeless families.

Visitors should bring a lawn chair and dress for the weather. ••

Celebrate the holiday with an Irish flare

The Irish Easter Rising Memorial Committee invites the public to take part in its annual Easter commemoration at the graves of Irish patriots Joe McGarrity, Luke Dillon and Danny Cahalane on Sunday, April 23, at Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Baily Road, Yeadon, followed by a performance by Irish musicians The Shantys.

Participants will assemble at Holy Cross at 12:30, with the commemoration service to begin at 1 p.m. For information, contact Pat at 215–724–3992 or Frances at 610–446–1831.

A musical tribute featuring The Shantys and Irish dancers will follow the commemoration at the Oaks Ballroom, 511 W. Oak Lane, Glenolden. Admission costs $30 for adults or $10 for children under 12. Contact Bob at 610–996–2016 or Joe at 610–247–4330 for tickets.

For committee information, visit and follow “Irish Easter Rising Centennial Commemoration Committee” on Facebook. ••