There are plenty of exciting events happening this summer season.
Musical events at Glen Foerd
Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave. in Philadelphia, will host some upcoming musical events.
The Riverside Concert Series will continue on Thursday, July 13, with the Rendition Jazz Band and finishes on Thursday, Aug. 10, with Jean Therapy, a 1970s jazz-rock, Latin fusion, retro and modern mix band. Both shows run from 7 to 8 p.m. and are pay-what-you-wish at the door. Bring your own lawn chair. The concerts will be held rain or shine.
Jazz Age on the Delaware returns on Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entertainers will be Drew Nugent, Gin Canaries, Old City Sweethearts, the Minsky Sisters and Dandy Wellington’s Band. For more information, go to jazzageonthedelaware.com
The Mansion Concert: Classics to Ragtime, featuring Jeffrey Uhlig and Mark O’Kain, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $15. ••
Parks and Rec hiring lifeguards
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell announced that the department has begun its competitive lifeguard recruitment process.
Interested applicants are required to pass a lifeguard training course. The lifeguard position pays a wage of $12.33 to $14.60 an hour.
The department hires 400 lifeguards annually to patrol its 70 outdoor pools and four indoor pools.
The training course costs $110. Lifeguards must be at least 16 years old.
For more information, visit phila.gov/lifeguards or visit the Abraham Lincoln High School pool, 7437 Rowland Ave., anytime Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. ••
More performers added to XPoNential Fest
WXPN will host its annual XPoNential Music Festival July 28–30 at the BB&T Pavilion and the adjacent Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden.
Rhiannon Giddens, The Record Company, Sweet Spirit and The Dream Syndicate have just been added as performers.
The opening-night performers will be Wilco, Conor Oberst and Hop Along. Amos Lee and Friends featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Spoon, along with special guests The Suffers and Chicano Batman, will perform on July 29.
Other performers will include Offa Rex (The Decemberists & Olivia Chaney), Foxygen, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Pinegrove, performing at the two stages in Wiggins Park.
For tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com, the BB&T Pavilion box office or Ticketmaster, or call 800–745–3000. More information is available at xpnfest.org or the festival’s Facebook page. ••
Philadelphia Folk Festival expands lineup
The Philadelphia Folk Festival recently added The Infamous Stringdusters to its lineup on Friday, Aug. 18.
The group will be joined by Old Crow Medicine Show and Samantha Fish.
The festival will feature a campers-only show, hosted by World Cafe’s David Dye, on Thursday, Aug. 17. Musical guests will be The National Reserve, Whitehorse and Joan Shelley.
A highlight on Saturday, Aug. 19, will be Helen Leicht’s local showcase. The acts will be Greg Sover, Jesse Hale Moore and Vita and the Woolf.
Returning to the festival will be Gene Shay, the Great Groove Band, bagpiper Dennis Hangey and the Give and Take Jugglers.
The festival takes place at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township in Montgomery County. Tickets can be purchased at folksong.eventbrite.com ••
KleinLife organizing three upcoming trips
Travel with KleinLife continues with a trip to the new Museum of the American Revolution, 3rd and Chestnut streets, on Wednesday, July 19.
The trip includes a box lunch and round-trip transportation aboard an air-conditioned school bus. The trip costs $60.
Also on July 19, there will be a trip to the Bucks County Playhouse, in New Hope, to a see a production of Guys and Dolls. The trip includes round-trip transportation on an air-conditioned bus. An optional lunch ($1 donation) will be available at KleinLife prior to departure. The cost is $70.
The series wraps up with a three-day, two-night motor coach excursion to Lake George, New York, from Sept. 11–13. The trip includes a boat cruise on Lake George, a visit to Prospect Mountain, a guided tour of Saratoga Springs and a paint and sip workshop. The cost is $600, double occupancy.
For additional details and reservations and to receive a brochure, contact Andrea Kimelheim at 215–698–7300, Ext. 176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
North alums heading to Atlantic City
The North Catholic Alumni Association is sponsoring a trip to Atlantic City on Monday, Aug. 7.
A bus will depart the alumni association office at Rhawn and Fairfield streets at 9 a.m.
The day will start with a one-hour boat ride on the Atlantic City Cruise. Next will be a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $25 slot cash.
The day will end with an all-you-can-eat dinner and unlimited wine at Renault Winery.
The bus will return at the alumni office at 8:30 p.m.
The cost is $70, paid in full by July 5.
Call Jeff Rzepczynski (class of 1988) at 267–879–4894. ••