Around Town: July 12

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Music and drama camp at local church

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 E. Sentner St., will host a music and drama camp from July 16–21. Class time is 7 to 9 p.m.

The class is for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. Kids will learn and perform a children’s musical.

The camp will also feature Bible stories, T-shirts, crafts, songs and snacks. The cost is $5.

Call 215–771–4442 or 215–745–7115, or visit ••

Local organization seeks bingo caller

Catholic Social Services, 7340 Jackson St., needs a volunteer to call bingo for the senior citizen program on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 215–624–5920. ••

Church to celebrate Fatima anniversary

The public is welcome to visit St. John Cantius Catholic Church chapel, on Thompson Street near Orthodox Street, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m.

The evening will consist of adoration, recitation of the rosary, procession of the Fatima statue and a holy hour for world peace. Guests are invited to bring a flower to honor Our Lady. ••

Upcoming events at Older Adult Center

The Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawnhurst, will host several upcoming events on Friday nights.

There will be a dance on July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5. On July 21, karaoke will begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $5. On Sept. 15, the City Rhythm Orchestra will be in concert in the parking lot from 7 to 9 p.m.

A Spanish heritage dance is set for Sept. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. Trio Renacer will perform. The cost is $6. ••

Irish Night at Pennypack Park

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

Movies at Pennypack on the Delaware

The Delaware River City Corp. will present five movies on upcoming Thursdays at Pennypack on the Delaware, a waterfront park near Rhawn Street.

On July 13, there will be a showing of Toy Story, courtesy of the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union.

On July 27, the feature will be Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Free candy will be distributed, courtesy of Just Born.

PECO Energy will sponsor the final three movies: Lilo & Stitch (Aug. 10), Finding Dory (Aug. 17) and Jurassic Park (Aug. 24).

The films start at sundown. ••

Taubenberger to appear at KleinLife

City Councilman Al Taubenberger (R-at large) and his staff are partnering with Northeast NORC on a series of monthly meetings with the public.

On Monday, July 17, Taubenberger will be joined by a representative from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. Another program will be held on Monday, Aug. 28. Both programs will be held at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., room 217.

Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the program at 12:30 p.m. A recommended donation of $1 is requested for those eating lunch. For reservations, call 215–320–0351. ••

Celebrity golf outing in Huntingdon Valley

The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia will host a celebrity golf invitational at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 2295 Country Club Drive in Huntingdon Valley, on Monday, July 17.

The kids of The First Tee will serve as caddies for the celebrities. The outing will feature Julius Erving, Mike Quick, Gary Dornhoefer, Ron Jaworski and Merrill Reese.

The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing golf to young people. The program includes after-school and in-school activities that promote integrity, respect and perseverance.

For dinner tickets or more information, visit ••

Football registrations now taking place

Fox-Rok Athletic Association will hold football registration for players ages 5 to 14 at its website,

It costs $125 to sign up and registration runs through July 21. ••

Sign up for soccer with Mayfair A.C.

Mayfair Athletic Club will hold signups for kids 3 to 6-and-a-half for its in-house soccer program. Signups are July 15 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and July 13 and 31 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 7374 Edmund St ••

Get your kicks with Ryan soccer camp

Archbishop Ryan will hold its girls soccer camp for players ages 5 to 14 at the school July 17 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, email

The boys soccer camp will take place July 24 to the 28, and players ages 5 to 14 are invited to sign up.

For details, email

The cost of each camp is $155. ••

Sluggersville baseball camp is a real hit

Sluggersville Baseball will hold its camp from July 24 to 28 for players ages 7–13. The cost is $150, and it will be held at Palmer Playground, Thornton and Comly roads. For details, call 215–673–1258. ••

Car show in Bucks to be held Saturday

The eighth annual Doylestown at Dusk Car Show will take place in downtown Doylestown on Saturday, July 15, from 5 to 10 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 16. There will be more than 300 antique, classic and custom automobiles competing for prizes.

The evening will also include live music and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Doylestown Rotary. For information, visit ••

Vietnam Memorial Wall in Penndel

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be at the Penndel Memorial Ball Field, at PFC John Dalola Ave., in Penndel, from Friday through Sunday, July 14–16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The wall has more than 58,000 names inscribed on its surface.

The opening ceremony will feature former U.S. Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick and Patrick Murphy and decorated Vietnam War veteran David Christian.

The national anthem will be performed each day, and the closing ceremony will feature renditions of Let There Be Peace on Earth and God Bless the USA.

Adjacent to the wall will be the Missing Man Table, a remembrance of those killed in the war, missing in action or prisoners of war. ••

Butkovitz to speak at NE Regional

City Controller Alan Butkovitz will speak about the economic state and budget of Philadelphia on Friday, July 14, during a small business and networking conference at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

Other guests will include representatives from the Small Business Administration, SCORE, the city Department of Commerce, Mayfair Community Development Corporation, Tacony Community Development Corporation and the Small Business Center of the Community College of Philadelphia.

The public is invited. Call 215–685–0522. ••