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Around Town: May 3, 2017

Beekeeping workshops at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd on the Delaware horticulturalist and beekeeper Sam Torres will lead a series of beekeeping workshops for aspiring apiarists wishing to get up close and personal with honey bees. And for those who prefer to support pollinators from afar, Glen Foerd will host a pollinator gardening workshop.

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The beekeeping sessions will be held on consecutive Saturdays, May 6 and 13. The pollinator workshop will be held on the ensuing Saturday, May 20.

Glen Foerd is at 5001 Grant Ave. For information, visit glenfoerd.org. ••

KleinLife seeks centenarians for celebration

KleinLife is seeking Northeast residents who are 100 years of age or older to be honored at the fourth annual Centenarian Celebration on Thursday, May 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. KleinLife is at 10100 Jamison Ave.

This year’s occasion will feature Mummers, musical entertainment, stories, activities and a look at 100 years in cinema. To attend, contact Barbara Shotz at 215–698–7300, Ext. 150 or bshotz@kleinlife.org ••

Diabetes program at WEL Burholme

Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme, 7040 Oxford Ave., will host Everyone with Diabetes Counts on Wednesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The free empowerment educational program is for those affected by diabetes. To RSVP, call 267–348–2869. ••

Olney High 50th reunion is Saturday

Olney High School’s Class of 1967 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, May 6, at Embassy Suites, 9000 Bartram Ave.

For more information, contact Diane (Heljenek) Kavchok at 215–342–3354 or kavchokd@aol.com or visit olney67.com ••

People’s Media Campaign kicks off May 3

PhillyCAM in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia will kick off its new People’s Media Campaign on Wednesday, May 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., as well as 5:30 to 7 p.m. at West Oak Lane Branch, 2000 E. Washington Lane. Each kick-off will include a hands-on media-making activity.

Over the next six months, PhillyCAM will place a community mediamaker in residence at both libraries to offer weekly hands-on media training for visitors focusing on basic video and TV production, community news gathering, digital storytelling, audio recording and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Contact the People’s Media Campaign via peoplesmediacollection@phillycam.org. ••

Holmesburg Baptist holds indoor flea market

On May 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., will hold its annual indoor flea market and bake sale. Pot pies will also be for sale, and the snack bar will offer lunch specials.

The event is rain or shine. Call 215–698–8391. ••

Author appearing to Neshaminy Mall

Author Sarah J. Maas will be appearing on Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble at Neshaminy Mall. Maas will be holding a discussion, question-and-answer session and signing of her new book, A Court of Wings and Ruin. Call 215–364–4235. ••

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 ticket information, contact Megan Boran at mboran@wel.org or 267–348–3363. ••

Yard sale in Lawncrest

Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spots cost $15, and vendors must bring their own table and chairs.

Call 215–685–0597. ••

Night market in Burholme

The Food Trust will bring its night market to Burholme on Thursday, May 11.

The market will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Rising Sun Avenue, from Cottman Avenue to Tyson Avenue. The event will be held rain or shine.

The festival will celebrate the city’s ethnic restaurants and gourmet food trucks.

There will be live music at St. Vincent Street, and DJs will play music at Princeton Avenue and in the Quaker Diner parking lot.

For more information, call 215–575–0444, Ext. 1155 or visit nightmarketphilly.org ••

Solomon has extended hours

State Rep. Jared Solomon (D-202nd dist.) announced that his constituent service office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The number is 215–342–6340.

“My staff and I want to make government work for our constituents. We’ve set office hours that allow them to come visit us at their convenience,” Solomon said.

Solomon was sworn-in on Jan. 3. ••

Casino trip to Atlantic City

There will be a trip to Atlantic City on Monday, June 19, with a bus leaving and arriving back at St. Hubert High School, Torresdale and Cottman avenues.

The day will include a one-hour boat ride, four hours at Resorts Casino and a stop at Renault Winery for unlimited wine and an all-you-can-eat dinner.

The cost is $70, including $25 slot cash.

A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back at 8:30 p.m.

Money must be paid by June 1. Call Mary at 267–231–7367. ••

Prep presents Music Man

The St. Joseph’s Prep Cape and Sword Drama Society will present The Music Man from May 12–14 and 17–21.

Tickets cost $15. Prep is located at 1733 W. Girard Ave.

For show times and more information, go to sjprep.org/page.cfm?p=1240 ••

Benefit for animals in need

The Women’s Humane Society will hold Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, May 5, at St. Dominic Parish’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $35 and include beer, wine, soda, coffee and tea. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks.

There will be door prizes, a 50/50 cash drawing and basket raffle. Tickets are available at womenshumanesociety.org or by calling 215–942–6825. ••

CORA offering scholarships

CORA Services is seeking applications and nominations for two $1,000 scholarships that will benefit local students.

The James F. Harron Classroom Champion Award, named in honor of CORA’s longtime president and CEO, was established to reward an extraordinary high school student who has received services from CORA. It was initiated to acknowledge an 11th- or 12th-grader in Catholic or private school who has overcome considerable adversity and achieved notable academic progress and/or made significant contributions to their school or community. The award winner will receive $1,000, made payable to their high school, college, university or trade school.

The Peer Helper Award was established to reward an exceptional eighth-grade student for their participation in CORA’s Peer Helper Program, which fosters leadership and enables students to mentor younger children and serve as positive role models. CORA counselors run Peer Helper Programs at St. Anselm, St. Christopher, St. Martha, St. Matthew, Blessed Trinity and Holy Innocents elementary schools. CORA will reward a current peer helper with $1,000 to the high school of the recipient’s choice to supplement their tuition.

The deadline to apply for both scholarships is May 5. To apply for the scholarships, go to coraservices.org ••

Mother’s Day show concert

Glen Foerd on the Delaware will present a Mother’s Day concert with pianist Jeffrey Uhlig and vocalist Krissy Fraelich performing Broadway favorites on Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m.

The one-hour concert will feature Uhlig, a distinguished faculty chair at Settlement Music School and principal keyboard and vocal coach with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, as well as Fraelich, a veteran of the regional stage with credits including Gypsy and Evita.

The concert will be held in the drawing room of historic Glen Foerd mansion at 5001 Grant Ave. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 (general admission) or $10 (members). Seating is limited. Call 215–632–5330 or visit glenfoerd.org for information. ••

Recycling bin giveaway May 6

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will host a recycling bin giveaway on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at his office at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.

People picking up bins will be registered for the Recycle Rewards program. Anyone unable to attend can call O’Neill’s office at 215–437–9167. ••

Delaware River City Corporation to present Lifetime Achievement award

The Delaware River City Corporation will present its annual Robert A. Borski Award for Lifetime Achievement to Ron Greller, president of Morris Iron and Steel, during the DRCC’s 2017 Spring Fling fundraiser on Thursday, May 18, at Glen Foerd on the Delaware.

The Spring Fling will coincide with Philadelphia’s Love Your Park Week and feature a keynote address by Shawn McCaney, executive director of the William Penn Foundation.

“Ron Greller has contributed to the growth of DRCC for the past decade, providing leadership and financial support as a member of DRCC’s board of directors,” Borski said. “We’re proud to be able to honor Ron for his support of DRCC and the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway and his commitment to our efforts in building this network of parks and trails that will enhance the quality of life in the community we serve.”

DRCC will present additional awards to Joe Slabinski of Slabinski Funeral Home for Outstanding Service, to Franklin Towne Charter High School for Community Organization of the Year and Nance Kerns of Friends of Pennypack Park for Volunteerism.

Funds raised by the 2017 Spring Fling will support the DRCC’s work to maintain and enhance the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway and develop programming to attract visitors. ••

Beer garden at Cannstatter’s

Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road, will open a beer garden on May 5.

The beer garden will be open Friday nights until the end of October.

Live bands will perform.

Call 215–332–0121. ••

Pollinator event
at local library

Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave. (at Benner Street), will welcome Penn State master gardener Kathleen Halus, who will teach people to attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other wildlife to gardens on Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m.

The program is for adults, and is being sponsored by the Friends of Lawncrest Library.

Call 215–685–0549. ••

Forrest School puts on Little Mermaid Jr.

Forrest Elementary School students will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. on Tuesday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the school, 7300 Cottage St.

The show is set in a magical kingdom, where the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

Tickets are $5 for adults and are available at the door. ••

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