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Around Town: August 9

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Dancers to perform at Burholme Park

The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy will bring its Performances in Public Spaces series to Burholme Park on Aug. 13 with a presentation of the Anne-Marie Mulgrew Dancers & Company from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Burholme Park is at 1400 Cottman Ave.

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“Performances in Public Spaces is a great way to see excellent free performances and enjoy our parks and open spaces in a whole new way,” said Philadelphia Managing Director Michael DeBerardinis.

For full performance schedules, descriptions and rain dates, visit CreativePHL.org. ••

City’s Tire Round-Up Program continues

The Philadelphia Streets Department’s 2017 Tire Round-up Program has three dates remaining this summer: Aug. 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. For information, call 215–686–5560. ••

Chipotle to donate portion of sales to SPCA

Chipotle will donate 50 percent of its sales on Thursday, Aug. 10, to the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Customers must mention the fundraiser at checkout.

Local Chipotle stores are at 2327 Cottman Ave. and 9173 Roosevelt Blvd. ••

Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Tim’s

St. Timothy Catholic Church, 3001 Levick St., will host a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. The evening will include a holy hour for world peace, adoration, recitation of the rosary and procession of the Fatima statue. Guests are invited to bring a flower to honor Our Lady. ••

Frankford Community Day is Aug. 12

State Rep. Jason Dawkins will host his third annual Frankford Community Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Gambrel Playground, 1900 Wakeling St.

The free event will feature carnival and video games and live entertainment. Representatives from local and state agencies will also be available to provide information about a variety of social services.

Guests will include City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez, state Sen. Christine Tartaglione, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle and the Frankford Community Development Corporation.

Call 215–744–7901. ••

Free concert in Tacony on Thursday

The Tacony Civic Association’s summer concert series continues on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Disston Recreation Center, at Disston and Glenloch streets.

The entertainment will be Lenny G. and the Soulsenders and Two Weeks Notice.

The concert is free and starts at 7 p.m. ••

Veterans job fair to be held at Linc

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. ••

‘Elvis: Live in Concert’ at the Mann Center

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave., will host Elvis: Live in Concert on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.

Elvis Presley will appear on a big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra. The concert marks the 40th anniversary of Presley’s death. He died on Aug. 16, 1977.

Tickets range from $49.50 to $79.50. Call 1–800–745–3000 or visit manncenter.org ••

Come Together Dance Festival hits the stage

Koresh Dance Company will unite innovators, audience favorites and emerging artists among 41 companies participating in the fourth annual Come Together Dance Festival from Aug. 16 to 20 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre on the Avenue of the Arts.

The Lady Hoofers, Philadelphia’s only ensemble dedicated to tap dancing, will highlight the festival. Five mixed programs will stage an eclectic range of styles including hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary and traditional dance, along with acrobatic physical theater.

The Lady Hoofers will present Medusa, choreographed by the company’s artistic director, Kat Richter, and commissioned by Stockton University as part of the Sunday, Aug. 20, program.

Tickets are available via the Philadelphia Theatre Company website. Enter the code “Hoofers5” for discount pricing. ••

Holy Family University rates high

Holy Family University was named the nation’s 196th best college by Money magazine.

The list ranked the top 711 colleges and universities across the United States based on educational quality, affordability and alumni success.

Holy Family was the third-highest Philadelphia-based institution, behind the University of Pennsylvania (27) and Temple University (160).

“Holy Family University continuously strives to provide students with the highest-quality education across our three locations,” said Sister Maureen McGarrity, the university president. “We’re thankful to be recognized by Money magazine for the fruits of our labor as we prepare for a new academic year, filled with fresh opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff.” ••

Chorale in the market for singers

The Greater Philadelphia Chorale is seeking new members for the 2017–2018 season.

The first session of the new season will be on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the St. Jerome school hall music room, 3031 Stamford St.

All singers are welcome. A special invitation is extended to all tenors and basses.

Membership scholarships are available to high school and college students.

For more information, visit gpchorale.com or call Cliff at 215–313–5363. ••

Somerton Center awarded for quality

Somerton Center, a 225-bed skilled nursing facility at 650 Edison Ave., has been recognized as a 2017 Silver — Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The program spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long-term and post-acute care centers and communities.

“We are honored to be recognized for what we’ve accomplished on our journey to improve quality care,” said Arthur Lyons, executive director. “Applying for the Silver award has helped Somerton Center to achieve better outcomes as an organization.”

At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes.

The awards will be presented to honorees during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 15–18. ••

Golf outing to fight addiction

Angels in Motion will sponsor Swing at Addiction, its first golf outing, on Friday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at John F. Byrne Golf Club, 9550 Leon St. in Torresdale.

The cost is $95 per golfer. Sponsorships start at $100.

Non-golfers can pay $25 for dinner.

Angels in Motion offers support, education and resources to people with substance use disorder.

To register or make a donation, go to swingataddiction.eventbrite.com

For more information, call 215–316–9865 or email joe.giandonato@gmail.com ••

Nazareth offers help for those in mourning

The Spiritual Care Department at Nazareth Hospital is offering a monthly grief support session for anyone who is dealing with any form of loss.

The sessions are designed to help those grieving by offering extra support and companionship in their time of need. Any and all family members or friends are welcome to take part in the meetings.

The grief support group sessions will take place on the second Tuesday of every month, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., in the administrative conference room on the first floor.

The next session is on Sept. 12.

To register, call 215–335–7797. ••

Pet clinic opens on Adams Avenue

Emancipet is a nonprofit, low-cost pet health clinic that recently opened at 575 Adams Ave.

Emancipet serves Philadelphians and their pets with low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchips, monthly flea and heartworm prevention, puppy and kitten deworming and treatment for common conditions such as skin and ear infections.

The clinic was made possible through a $450,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. The grant allowed Emancipet to lease the 3,700-square-foot space on Adams Avenue and buy the equipment and supplies needed to open the clinic.

Pets for Life, a program of the Humane Society of the United States, is an important partner for Emancipet, and shares office space in the new clinic.

The clinic is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Spay/neuter surgery requires an appointment; all other services are available on a walk-in basis from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Appointments for surgeries can be made by calling 267–774–4901 or visiting emancipet.org ••

Dinner and show
coming to Tiffany

John Primerano will be in concert on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Tiffany Diner, 9010 Roosevelt Blvd.

Tickets for dinner and the show are $35.

Call 215–677–1843 or email jprimsongs@aol.com ••

Festival to benefit police survivors fund

The fourth annual Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.

All proceeds will benefit the FOP survivors fund.

The festival will feature 12 vocal groups, oldies disc jockeys, dancing and record collector vendors.

Tickets cost $25, and include food, draft beer and soda.

Call 215–629–3600. ••

Senior Wildwood trip set for September

The group 55 Plus is running a trip to Wildwood, New Jersey, Sept. 10–14.

The trip will include five days and four nights.

The cost is $420 per person for double occupancy and $524 for single occupancy.

The cost includes four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches, a trip to Atlantic City and a dolphin boat cruise.

Call Ella Ryan at 215–673–6655. ••

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