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Around Town: July 26

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Sweet as pie: There will be a pie contest at Jazz Age on the Delaware, scheduled for Saturday, July 29, at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave. PHOTO: METRO IMAGES

Pie contest at Jazz Age on the Delaware

The public is invited to enter a pie contest at Jazz Age on the Delaware, scheduled for Sunday, July 30, at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave. To enter, individuals must attend Jazz Age.

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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.

Jazz Age on the Delaware will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event had been scheduled for Saturday, but postponed due to expected rain.

For information, go to jazzageonthedelaware.com ••

Movies at waterfront park

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

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. ••

Bianca Ryan to perform on Saturday

America’s Got Talent winner Bianca Ryan. will be in concert on Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m. at Lardner’s Point Park, near Levick Street and the Delaware River.

The concert is sponsored by the Tacony Civic Association. ••

Romeo Delight in concert at park

The Pennypack Park Concert Series will continue on Wednesday, July 26, with Romeo Delight, a Van Halen tribute band. 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.

For information, call 215–475–2100 or visit pennypack.org. ••

AARP tutoring at NE Regional Library

There will be three upcoming sessions at Northeast Regional Library to learn to become an AARP tutor for children needing help on their reading skills.

The free sessions will be at 10 a.m. on Fridays, July 28, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. The library is at 2228 Cottman Ave. To register, call 267–592–4459. ••

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

Run to benefit families with special-needs kids

Joe Conklin’s Christmas in July 5k Run to Benefit Mary Kate’s Legacy will take place on Thursday, July 27, at the Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio, 240 N. Sycamore St. in Newtown.

Registration begins at 6 p.m., followed by the run at 7:30. Sponsorships are available.

Proceeds benefit Mary Kate’s Legacy Foundation, which helps families with special-needs children.

For information, visit marykateslegacy.com ••

Meet the cast and crew of King’s Highway

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.

The cast and crew of the documentary will autograph copies of the film, which will be for sale at the event. For information, call 215–637–8787. ••

Town Watch group forming in Morrell Park

Neighborhood volunteers are organizing a Town Watch to improve the safety and quality of life in Morrell Park.

The group is a cooperative effort involving citizens, the 8th Police District and the city’s Operation Town Watch office.

All volunteers are invited to become the “eyes and ears” of the neighborhood. Free training will be provided.

Email to morrellparktownwatch@gmail.com for information. ••

Next tire round-up is July 29

The Philadelphia Streets Department’s 2017 Tire Round-up Program has five dates remaining this summer: July 29 and Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26, when community groups can make money while combating illegal dumping.

To participate, groups must register with the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee via 215–685–3981. Only block captains, organized civic organizations, Town Watch organizations and Partnership Recycling Groups are eligible.

Participants are offered a “tire bounty” of 50 cents for each illegally discarded tire they collect and return to one of the designated sanitation sites. Groups are capped at 1,000 tires (or $500). Tires from repair shops, dealers and private storage lots are not acceptable. Those tires must be disposed by the merchant or landlord.

To learn drop-off locations, call 215–686–5560. ••

Free aviation camp offered

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance will host a camp for high school seniors and recent high school graduates from July 31 to Aug. 4.

The institute is at 3001 Grant Ave. (at Academy Road).

The camp is free, and goes each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 215–676–7700. ••

Concert Thursday in Tacony

The Tacony Civic Association’s summer concert series continues on Thursday, July 27, at Disston Recreation Center, at Disston and Glenloch streets.

The entertainment will be Giana Lynn and Ghosha and the Pickups. The concert starts at 7 p.m.

The music will return to Disston Rec on Aug. 10. The performers will be Lenny G. and the Soulsenders and Two Weeks Notice. The concerts are free. ••

PAL announces extended hours

In an effort to provide youth with safe alternatives to the streets this summer, the Philadelphia Police Athletic League has extended Friday hours and added Saturday hours at nine PAL centers. One of the extended centers is Tacony PAL in St. Bernard Church at 4401 Aldine St.

There are 18 PAL centers in the city staffed by specially trained police officers, serving 17,000 youths annually. Civilian volunteers support the programs, including sports, educational and cultural activities.

The centers are typically open 1 to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, during the school year and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer.

The nine extended centers will stay open to 9 p.m. on Fridays and reopen from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays until Aug. 26. ••

Veterans job fair on Aug. 10

RecruitMilitary and Disabled American Veterans will hold a veterans job fair on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.

The fair is intended to help military veterans and military spouses connect with employers. ••

‘Radio Silence’ to debut at Independence Hall

Mural Arts Philadelphia will debut Radio Silence, a new project by artist Michael Rakowitz and curated by Elizabeth Thomas, on July 29 with a 90-minute musical performance at Independence Hall and public celebration with more music and food. The show and celebration are free and open to the public.

Radio Silence is a 10-episode radio broadcast conceived for Philadelphia as the birthplace of American democracy. It was inspired by famed Iraqi broadcaster Bahjat Abdulwahed, who lived in the city as a refugee until his death last year.

The project interweaves dreams and memories from Iraq, America and in-between into a soundscape of the contemporary refugee experience. It brings together recordings of Abdulwahed with other Iraqi refugees and musicians, as well as Iraq War veterans.

The 10-episode radio show will air on WPPM PhillyCAM Radio 106.5 FM and be distributed nationally through Public Radio Exchange.

The radio series will debut on Aug. 6. Visit radiosilence.site for the full schedule and information. ••

Events at Older Adult Center

The Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. in Philadelphia, will host a couple of upcoming events on Friday nights.

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. ••

St. Jerome seniors taking a trip

The St. Jerome senior citizens group is sponsoring a trip to the Maryland towns of Ocean City, St. Michaels and Annapolis from Sept. 11–14.

The cost is $660 per person, double occupancy. The price includes motor coach transportation, lodging, three breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners, luggage handling, taxes, meal gratuities and guided tours.

For details, call Ray at 215–332–0866. ••

KleinLife excursions announced

Three excursions are upcoming for active adults as part of the new Travel With KleinLife series just announced for the fall.

The series begins with an overnight trip to Lake George, New York from Monday, Sept. 11 to Wednesday, Sept. 13. The trip includes round trip motor coach accommodations, two nights at the Georgian Lakeside Resort, which is within walking distance of the Lake George Village, as well as two dinners and two buffet breakfasts.

In addition, there will be a boat cruise on Lake George, a visit to Prospect Mountain with its magnificent scenic 100-mile view, a guided tour of Saratoga Springs and a paint and sip workshop. Cost is $575 per person for members, double occupancy with a single supplement of $100. The cost to the general public is $600 per person, double occupancy.

The series continues to National Mall in Washington, D.C. for a visit to the newly opened National Museum of African American History & Culture on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The museum features over 37,000 artifacts, documents and photos and is a treasure trove of African-American life, history and culture. Travelers will enjoy lunch on their own in the museum’s Sweet Home Cafe. There will be a dinner stop on the way home. Round trip motor coach transportation is included. Cost is $75 per person for members and $80 per person for the general public. Deadline for registration is Sept. 29.

Then it’s off to Broadway in New York City to see the new hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen on Sunday, Oct. 22. In addition to round trip motor coach transportation, the trip features mezzanine seats at the Music Box Theatre (no elevator). The show was nominated for nine 2017 Tony Awards, including best musical. Cost is $240 per person for members and $250 per person for the general public. Deadline for registration is Sept. 29.

For additional details and reservations and to receive a free Travel With Klein brochure, contact Andrea Kimelheim at 215–698–7300, Ext. 176 or email akimelheim@kleinlife.org.

KleinLife is located at 10100 Jamison Ave. ••

Twining Village to host concert

Twining Village will host a free public concert by Bill Clinton and The Keystone Troubadours at 6:45 p.m. July 27 at the senior living community, 280 Middle Holland Road, in Holland.

The concert follows a 4 p.m. open house-style event featuring light food and beverages and tours of the village’s senior living accommodations.

The concert will feature classic country hits and a dessert during intermission.

Because seating is limited, people are asked to RSVP by calling 215–396–7236. ••

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