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Around Town: July 19

See what’s happening around town this week.

Meet The King’s Highway crew

Jason Sherman, director of The King’s Highway, will moderate a question-and-answer session on Wednesday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at All Saints’ Church, Torresdale parish hall, 9601 Frankford Ave.

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The cast and crew of the documentary will autograph copies of the film, which will be for sale at the event.

For more information, call 215–637–8787. ••

Black Dog at Pennypack Park

The Pennypack Park Concert Series will continue on Wednesday, July 19, with Black Dog, a Led Zeppelin tribute band.

Here is the rest of the lineup: 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 pennypack.org or check out the concert series page on Facebook. ••

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Trenton

Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold conventions from July 21–23 and 28–30 at the Sun National Bank Center, in Trenton.

The theme of the program is Don’t Give Up!

The public is invited to experience spiritual and scriptural encouragement free of charge.

There will be more than 40 presentations on how to find a meaningful and happier life. In addition, several short videos will be shown.

For more information, go to jw.org. ••

Art show in Tacony

The Tacony Library and Arts Building, 6918 Torresdale Ave., will host a social and art show on Wednesday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required. Email tacony@muralarts.org. ••

Movies at waterfront park

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 20, Toy Story will be shown. A screening was rained out on July 13.

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. ••

Events planned at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, located inside Burholme Park, at Cottman and Central avenues, has a series of upcoming activities.

Children ages 4–9 are invited to make murals on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5–6, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ann Marie Mulgrew and Dancers will perform on Sunday, April 13, at 1 and 3 p.m.

Parks on Tap will take place from Sept. 20–24, and will feature beer, food trucks and games. ••

Contest leaves good taste in your mouth

The public is invited to enter a pie contest at Jazz Age on the Delaware, scheduled for Saturday, July 29, at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave.

To enter, individuals must attend Jazz Age.

Pies must be made from scratch, include a list of ingredients and come in a disposable pie tin.

Entries will be accepted until noon on the day of the event. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. Winners will be announced at 2:50 p.m., with the crowd digging in at 3.

Pies can be entered in one of three categories: Sweet, Savory and Most Original. A winner will also be named for Crowd Favorite for Prettiest.

For more information, call 215–632–5330 or visit jazzageonthedelaware.com. ••

Breast cancer screenings on Friday

State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd dist.) will host breast cancer screenings at his district office, at 7801 Hasbrook Ave., in Fox Chase on Friday, July 21.

Boyle will partner with the Fox Chase Cancer Center to host his annual mobile mammography event, beginning at 9 a.m.

Those interested in receiving a breast screening are required to make an appointment. They must be 40 or older, and must not have had a breast cancer diagnosis in the last three years and must not have had a mammogram in the last 12 months.

To make an appointment or for more information, call 215–695–1016. ••

Musical events scheduled at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., will host several upcoming musical events.

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 www.jazzageonthedelaware.com.

The Riverside Concert Series will finish on Thursday, Aug. 10, with Jean Therapy, a 1970s jazz-rock, Latin fusion, retro and modern mix band. The show runs from 7 to 8 p.m. and is pay-what-you wish at the door. Bring your own lawn chair. The concert will be held rain or shine.

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. ••

Orchestra show planned at PPH

The John Hoey Orchestra will perform on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Protestant Home social hall, 6401 Martins Mill Road in Lawndale.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Call 215–697–8194. ••

Music and drama camp at local church

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 E. Sentner St., will host a music and drama camp through Friday, July 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.

Upcoming events at Older Adult Center

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

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. ••

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