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Around Town: June 7, 2017

Deadline for weight-loss program

The nonprofit Trevose Behavior Modification Program is accepting applications for a new group that will meet Thursday mornings at 9:30 in Bustleton.

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For an application and more information, call 215–885–1007 or 215–677–2014. Completed applications must be received by June 14 to be reviewed and accepted for the class, which is free. ••

Open house for Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts Troop 37 will be hosting an open house on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, 7701 Loretto Ave.

The troop remains active throughout the summer.

Scouts will demonstrate and play games, while adult leaders will answer questions. There will be prizes and snacks. The Cub Scout program is open to boys age 6–11. Boy Scouts are for 11- to 18-year-olds.

For more information, call 215–725–6208 or email artnfacts@aol.com ••

Job fair at Philadelphia Mills

RecruitmentQueen will hold a job fair at Philadelphia Mills Mall on June 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will take place at the Gap Court, near Dave & Buster’s. Up to 50 employers will attend.

Industries represented include customer service, sales, management, administrative, clerical, light industrial, manufacturing, nursing, home health care, law enforcement, education, maintenance, dietary, cooking, drivers and accounting.

Job seekers should bring resumes. They will have the opportunity to network with and speak to local recruiters and hiring managers. Professional attire is recommended. Call 267–981–5976. ••

Comedy show at St. Dominic’s

The Pennypack Woods Home Ownership Association will sponsor a comedy night on Friday, June 9, from 8 p.m. to midnight at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave.

Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door and include food, beer, wine and soda. Guests are also welcome to BYOB. The evening will also include a 50/50 drawing, raffle baskets and door prizes. Call 215–332–1950. ••

Flea market in Holmesburg

Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., will host its second annual outdoor flea market on Saturday, June 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

There will be more than 30 vendors selling Avon, Tupperware, general household items and more. The day will include a bake sale, and a snack bar will be open. Free parking is available in the rear of the church building on Charles Street. The rain date is June 17. ••

Catholic Charities Night at the Phillies

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Charities Appeal has partnered with the Phillies for the fifth consecutive year to host a night of family fun at Citizens Bank Park, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit CCA. Catholic Charities Night will be on Wednesday, June 14, as the Phillies host the Boston Red Sox.

Three ticket packages are available, $38, $30 or $20 per ticket. If 500 tickets are sold, a CCA beneficiary will sing the national anthem and throw out the first pitch.

CCA is the largest fundraising initiative of the archdiocese. It ensures the vitality of organizations and ministries throughout the five-county Philadelphia region that benefit the homeless and hungry while providing academic enrichment and recreational opportunities for children, as well as family support services.

Tickets must be purchased via the website phillies.com/catholiccharitiesnight to benefit the appeal. ••

Art Club to meet at Tacony Library

The Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB) invites kids of all ages to join the Art Club that will meet on Sundays at 6918 Torresdale Ave. through June 18.

Tacony LAB is a partnership of the Free Library, Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Councilman Bobby Henon. Each Sunday, the Art Club holds free art activities in the LAB studio from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Kids can drop in anytime to draw, paint and create.

Call 215–685–9339 or email to tacony@muralarts.org for information. ••

‘Making History’ on stage through June 10

It’s not too late to see the Irish Heritage Theatre’s new production of Brian Friel’s rarely staged play Making History through June 10 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place.

Making History is set in the early 1600s Ireland before and after the siege of Kinsale, the ultimate battle in England’s conquest of Gaelic Ireland. Powerful historical forces determine the destinies of Hugh O’Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, and his ally, Red Hugh O’Donnell.

Irish Heritage Theatre is Philadelphia’s only professional company dedicated to preserving and acquainting new audiences with the poetry and power of classic Irish theater and its rich legacy in America. Visit irishheritagetheatre.org or call 215–751–8495 for information. ••

Tea party at Protestant Home

The Philadelphia Protestant Home Auxiliary will hold its annual Victorian Tea Party on Sunday, June 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the social hall, 6500 Tabor Ave.

Tea sandwiches and delectables will be served. The afternoon will include music and door prizes.

Women are encouraged to wear their finest bonnet.

Tickets are $15 in advance and are available in the PPH business office on Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. ••

Taylor holding children’s fair

Families throughout the 177th Legislative District are invited to attend the Kids Health and Safety Fair, sponsored by state Rep. John Taylor, on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cione Playground, 2600 Aramingo Ave.

Among those expected to attend are the Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic Group; representatives from the state Children’s Health Insurance Program; Operation Safe Kids and Philadelphia Secret Service; the Greater Philadelphia Bike Coalition; the Maternity Care Coalition; Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; the 26th Police District; SEPTA; Children’s Hospital Poison Control; and the Butterfly Pavilion and Insectarium.

Call 215–708–3139. ••

Local church to host guided cemetery tour

On Friday, June 16, the All Saints Church Torresdale History Committee will present “200 years of the Duffield Family,” a guided cemetery tour involving five generations of a local family spanning the Colonial era, American Revolution, Civil War and early 20th century.

The tour starts at 7 p.m., lasts for about one hour and requires some walking. Visitors should wear comfortable shoes and bring a lawn chair to sit back and enjoy the stories.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the All Saints cemetery restoration. Light refreshments will be served.

Founded in 1772, All Saints Church is at 9601 Frankford Ave. Parking entrance is on Eden Street. The tour will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Call 215–637–8787 for information. ••

Religious ceremony at St. Katherine of Siena

St. Katherine of Siena Church, 9700 Frankford Ave., will celebrate the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima on Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m.

The Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace will consist of adoration, recitation of the rosary and procession to the Fatima statue. Guests are welcome to bring a flower to honor Our Lady. ••

Concert at Star of Hope Baptist Church

Star of Hope Baptist Church, 7137 Hegerman St., will host a youth choir concert on Saturday, June 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.

A free will offering will be taken. Light refreshments will be served.

Call 215–332–8320. ••

Presentation on Lenape Indians

The Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St., will meet on Tuesday, June 13.

Roland Williams will speak on The Lenape on the Pennypack. He will tell stories and show artifacts about the Lenape Indians who camped and hunted on the Pennypack Creek.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a salad and dessert social. Guests are welcome to bring food to share, and donations will be accepted.

Call 215–743–6030 or visit frankfordhistoricalsociety.org ••

Writers’ conference to be held this weekend

The 69th annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference will take place from Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11, at the Wyndham Hotel Historic District (formerly the Holiday Inn) at 400 Arch St.

Julie Sullivan will deliver the keynote address. She is the daughter of Leon H. Sullivan, legendary pastor of Zion Baptist Church. Julie uses the pen name J.H. Sullivan and has authored Against the Tide, a biography of her maternal great-grandfather, Hansford C. Bayton, who defied the Ku Klux Klan in becoming a wealthy owner of five excursion and mail delivery steamboats after slavery ended.

The conference’s opening speaker will be Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher, who is also a longtime community activist in the city. Additional workshop leaders and speakers will include Harriet Levin Millan, Sheree Bykofsky, Catherine DePino and Doreen McGettigan. There will be numerous three-day workshops and other sessions in various specialties.

The inclusive three-day cost is $325, with additional fees for master classes, Saturday dinner and Friday buffet with agents and editors. College students get a 50 percent discount.

Scholarships are available based on financial need. Visit pwcwriters.org for information. ••

Forum to avoid money scams is June 14

The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force will present a free forum for anyone interested in learning how to avoid becoming a victim of financial exploitation on Wednesday, June 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ralston Center, 3615 Chestnut St. in University City.

Fox 29 reporter Chris O’Connell will moderate the panel, which will include City Councilman Derek Green and representatives of the banking, security and technology industries. ••

Film festival coming to Jim Thorpe

The first Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival will take place from June 8–11 at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in historic Jim Thorpe, Carbon County.

The festival will feature 86 films from 16 countries. There will be six world premieres, four North American premieres and 26 Pennsylvania premieres.

The selections were culled from more than 600 submissions of every genre and budget.

Parties are scheduled each night of the festival at venues within walking distance to the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

The festival is supported in part with grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council.

For tickets, trailers, the schedule or more information, visit mcohjt.com or jimthorpeindiefilmfest.com ••

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