Around Town: July 5

Irish Night at Pennypack Park is July 12

The Pennypack Park Concert Series will continue on Wednesday, July 12, with Irish Night, featuring performances by Jamison and the Bogside Rogues.

Here is the rest of the lineup: July 19, Black Dog (Led Zeppelin tribute); July 26, Romeo Delight (Van Halen tribute); Aug. 9, High Noon (Southern rock); Aug. 16, LeCompt; Aug. 23, The Launch (Boston and Styx tribute); and Sept. 6, Think Pink Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute).

Concerts are held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ed Kelly Amphitheater, near the park entrance at Welsh Road and Cresco Avenue.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

For more information, call 215–475–2100, visit or check out the concert series page on Facebook. ••

Lifelong learning series at KleinLife

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will launch a summer lifelong learning series on July 10. The public is invited.

Prices are $50 for one course, $110 for three or more courses or $10 for one lecture or movie.

For additional information and to receive a free brochure, contact Linda Hershman at 215–698–7300 or ••

Quartett Club welcomes community

The Philadelphia Quartett Country Club, 1075 Southampton Road in Somerton, is open to the public.

On Sunday, July 9, happy hour will go from 4 to 5 p.m. Chicken marsala and the fish of the day will be served. Call 215–969–9442. ••

Musical events at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., 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

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. ••

Wooden block party at Holmesburg Library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host a wooden block party on Fridays, July 7 and Aug. 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. Children ages 3–6 will build, create and play with wooden blocks. Call 215–685–8756. ••

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 19. Call Jeff Rzepczynski (class of 1988) at 267–879–4894. ••

8th PDAC to host open house on July 5

The 8th Police District Advisory Council will host an open house as part of its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. at the 8th district police station, 3100 Red Lion Road.

The 8th PDAC partners community members with local police to foster community engagement and public safety. Members also have a lot of fun in planning and holding several community events throughout the year such as National Night Out, an Easter egg hunt and a fall festival. The organization seeks new members and invites residents of the 8th district to participate in a meeting, learn about what the committee does and talk to current members. ••

Free skills training at Orleans Technical College

JEVS Human Services, a social service agency offering skills training and career-building opportunities, will begin a new class of its Project World of Work program on July 10 at Orleans Technical College, 2770 Red Lion Road. The deadline to enroll is Thursday, July 6. The 24-week program is free and open to Philadelphia high school dropouts ages 18–24.

The program includes hands-on training, a career diploma, GED test preparation, an IT learning and training track, paid work experience, service learning projects, free SEPTA transpasses, financial incentives, a dedicated job coach and a pre-apprenticeship program. For information or to enroll, go to ••