See what events are happening in your neighborhood in the Times’ Around Town section.
5K run and walk to be held on Sunday
The Delaware River City Corporation will hold a 5K run and walk on Sunday, Oct. 8, starting at the Frankford Boat Launch, along the Delaware River, just south of Cheltenham Avenue.
The cost is $25 for adult runners, $10 for runners age 13–17 and $20 for all walkers. All runners and walkers 13 and under can take part for free. Registration on the day of the event goes from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The run starts at 9 a.m. Go to runtheday.com/register/detail/greenway-5K ••
Normandy Civic meeting on Thursday
The Normandy Civic Association will meet on the following upcoming dates: Oct. 5, Dec. 5, Feb. 1, April 3 and June 7. The meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the SPIN Community & Fitness Center, 10980 Norcom Road. ••
Donate to hurricane victims
The Bustleton Bengals will collect donations for victims of recent hurricanes on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Homecoming football games at President Street and Conwell Avenue.
Items accepted include clothing, shoes, toys, dolls, stuffed animals, bicycles, pocketbooks, backpacks, blankets, sheets, curtains, tablecloths, pillows, towels, small rugs, quilts, comforters, pots, pans and action figures.
All donations must be in a tied trash bag. The Bengals will receive payment based on the weight of donations. Anyone who cannot drop off a donation can call Chris Tarducci at 215–906–8179 for possible pickup.
For information, visit bustletonbengals.org ••
Pet fundraiser scheduled for Saturday
Northeast Animal Rescue will hold its fifth annual Pastabilities for Pets on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Georgine’s, 1320 Newport Road in Bristol.
The cost is $35, or $10 for ages 6–10. Kids under 6 are admitted free. Admission includes dinner, salad, dessert and soft drinks. There will be a gift basket raffle, 50/50, door prizes, DJ and dancing.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
School fair on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Prep
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and Great Philly Schools will sponsor the Philly K-8 School Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Prep, 1733 W. Girard Ave. The fair is free and open to the public, with workshops and children’s activities.
Guests will meet with representatives from more than 100 public, private, and charter schools to learn about kindergarten, elementary and middle school options in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. ••
Open house Sunday at Glen Foerd
Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., will host an open house on Sunday, Oct. 8, from noon to 6 p.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to tour the mansion for free at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and meet all of Glen Foerd’s artists from 3 to 6 p.m. during an informal reception. For information, visit philadlephiaopenstudio.org ••
NE Regional hosting police hiring event
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host a Philadelphia Police Employment Information Session on Friday, Oct. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Visitors will learn about the application requirements and process and the hiring process.
The event is free. No registration is required. ••
John J. Nesbitt reunion at Tiffany Diner
There will be a 45th reunion for former employees of John J. Nesbitt, a large commercial heating and air conditioning company that was located at State Road and Rhawn Street, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. at Tiffany Diner, 9010 Roosevelt Blvd.
The cost for dinner is $20. For information, contact Edward Apice at 215–637–2637 or email@example.com ••
Luncheon for Kensington High grads
The annual Kensington High School Alumni Association luncheon is set for Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway in Trevose.
The luncheon is open to all Kensington graduates and guests. The cost is $30 per person. The deadline for payment is Oct. 6. Email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
FOP to host designer bag bingo
A Designer Bag Bingo event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 at the FOP Headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road.
Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $40 and includes 12 rounds of bingo, dabber for playing and lunch. Plenty of baskets for a Chinese auction table will be available and there will be a special drawing for an American Girl Doll.
This event benefits the FOP Lodge 5 Auxiliary. For tickets or to reserve a full table, call Bernadette at 215–815–4745 or Donna at 215–820–0865. ••
Holy Family flea market is Oct. 7
Holy Family University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is hosting its fall flea market on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the university’s main campus, 9801 Frankford Ave. (at Grant Avenue).
The day’s activities will include a silent auction, food concession, free face painting for kids, raffle prizes and a 50/50. Flea market vendor spaces are $15, or two for $25. Proceeds will go to Spring Break Experience and Bucks County Habitat for Humanity.
Call 215–333–3155. ••
Fundraising flea market on Saturday
A flea market will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bethel Church parking lot, 903 Franklin Mills Circle. More than 70 families will participate. The day will include a bake sale.
Parking spaces are two for $10. Vendors can pay at paypal.me/dbey920
All proceeds will benefit a new roof at Bethel Church. The rain date is Oct. 14.
For information, email email@example.com ••
Sabatina’s senior expo on Oct. 6
Local senior citizens are invited to attend state Sen. John Sabatina Jr.’s annual senior expo, which takes place on Friday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard).
There will be representatives from city, state and federal agencies and community organizations, including the Pennsylvania Lottery, state Department of Revenue, American Red Cross, various local hospitals and other health and housing organizations.
Call 215–695–1020. ••
Taste of Bustleton is Saturday at BVM
The Maternity BVM Alumni Association will sponsor its annual Taste of Bustleton and Beyond on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the parish hall and outdoor courtyard, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave.
The evening will include a multi-course meal, disc jockey and gift basket raffle. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. The event is for ages 21 or older.
Call 215–673–8127 or visit maternitybvm.net ••
Bereavement support group at Lambie
Lambie Funeral Home, Rowland Avenue and Rhawn Street, will host a bereavement support group on the first Wednesday of the month, beginning Oct. 4.
There is no fee, and refreshments will be served.
Sessions run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Future dates are Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6. The sessions will be facilitated by Deborah K. Gawthrop.
For information, call 215–624–8190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Medicare seminar at local church
Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., will be hosting a Medicare seminar on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Health Partners will be explaining the latest changes to Medicare for 2018 and answering questions about Medicare coverage.
It will also have information about supplemental insurance plans.
No pre-registration is needed. Refreshments will be served. Call 215–698–8391. ••
John Birch Society meeting on Tuesday
The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets.
A video, The Constitution is the Solution, will be shown.
Refreshments will be served.
Future meetings are set for Nov. 21, Dec. 19, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20.
The motto of the John Birch Society is “Less Government, More Responsibility and — With God’s Help — A Better World.” ••
LF alumnae Mass and luncheon on Nov. 5
Little Flower Alumnae Association’s annual Mass and luncheon will be held at St. Katherine of Siena Church, 9700 Frankford Ave. in Torresdale, on Sunday, Nov. 5.
The Mass will be celebrated at noon. The luncheon will follow in the parish center.
Alumnae, spouses and friends are invited. Contact Grandmomqueenie@aol.com for additional information. ••
Judge/St. Hubert financial aid night
The guidance departments of Father Judge and St. Hubert high schools will hold a session on financial aid for colleges or trade schools on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of Judge, 3301 Solly Ave.
All parents of seniors are encouraged to attend. Junior parents are also welcome.
The guest speaker will be Bonnie Behm, director of financial assistance at Villanova University. Behm will provide information about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. ••
Career fair slated for Philadelphia Mills
RecruitmentQueen will hold a job fair at Philadelphia Mills mall on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
RecruitmentQueen president and CEO Jennifer Schultz said she anticipates 40 employers to attend, offering a wide range of employment opportunities from all industries, including customer service, sales, management, administrative, clerical, light industrial, manufacturing, nursing, home healthcare, law enforcement, education, maintenance, dietary, cooking, drivers and accounting.
Employers hiring at the job fair so far include U.S. Army, Brightwood Career Institute, Robert Half, Majestic Rehab, SDI, Salute2Service, TMA Bucks, PeopleShare, Vertical Screen and Source4Teachers.
To learn more, or to register for the career fair, go to recruitmentqueen.com/pages/8234-philly-job-fair-october-18th-philadelphia-mills-mall
Employers interested in attending the career fair can register at eventbrite.com/e/big-bucks-county-career-fair-employer-registration-tickets-34983466490 or call Jennifer Schultz at 267–981–5976. ••
Local synagogue celebrating anniversary
Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai will celebrate its 92nd anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Cottage Green restaurant, 9000 Ashton Road. The cost is $36.
Current and past members and friends are invited.
Call Bev at 215–725–2002 or the synagogue office at 215–624–9600. ••
St. Matt’s class of ’67 plans reunion
The St. Matthew Grammar School class of 1967 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the school auditorium.
For information, email email@example.com or call Mike at 267–679–9066. ••
Northeast High School class reunion
The 141st Class of Northeast High School, Class of 1982 is having its 35th high school reunion on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at The Quartett Club, 1075 Southampton Road.
Cost is $65 per person and includes food and an open bar.
For more information, email Joanne (Feig) Beaver at firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Fall festival at 8th Police District
The 8th Police District Advisory Council will sponsor a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at the 8th Police District, 3100 Red Lion Road.
There will be games, music, raffles, food and a haunted house. ••
Mystery dinner theater in Bridesburg
St. John Cantius Parish and Without a Cue Productions will present Once Bitten, Twice Dead, a mystery dinner theater on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in the parish auditorium, 4435 Almond St. in Bridesburg. The cost is $45, and includes a buffet dinner and prizes. Call 215–535–6667. ••
PA Ballet coming to Northeast High
State Rep. Jared Solomon will co-host a free performance of the Pennsylvania Ballet on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Ave. To RSVP, go to PB2atNEHS.eventbrite.com ••
Residents can now register for free community yard tree
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and TD Bank, announced that the Somerton Civic Association and MaST Community Charter School will receive a Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grant.
The grant is worth 50 trees and $500.
John Swoyer, CEO for MaST, said, “I am very proud to be partnering with the Somerton Civic Association and its members to play an active role in distributing the awarded trees. Our students and local families will appreciate the opportunity to add to the green effort in the community and bring about yet another improvement in the local households around the area.”
“We’re thankful that TreePhilly and its partners have given us the chance to distribute these trees,” said civic association president Chris Bordelon. “Somerton’s greenery helps to give it a distinctive appearance as a Philadelphia neighborhood. Planting trees today will keep it looking good in the future.”
Neighbors can register to pick up their free yard tree at eventbrite.com/e/somerton-yard-tree-giveaway-tickets-38170757764
Trees can be picked up on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MaST Community Charter School, located at 1800 E. Byberry Road. Participants will also receive a planting and care demonstration provided by TreePhilly, free mulch and educational materials. ••
St. Jerome senior citizens club taking a trip
The St. Jerome senior citizens club will be taking a trip to Pine Creek Gorge, sometimes referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. The trip is scheduled for Oct. 9–11.
The cost is $478 per person, double occupancy, and includes lodging, bus transportation, two breakfasts, two dinners, meal gratuities, a Susquehanna River cruise, covered wagon tour, Canyon overlook, a tour of historic Lewisburg and stops at Millionaires Row, Buggy Museum and Annunciation Church.
Call Ray at 215–332–0866. ••
Piano concert to be held on Sunday
Pianist Shai Wosner will perform on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park.
Tickets cost $35. Students up to age 23 with identification will be admitted free. There will be an artist conversation before the recital and a meet-and-greet dessert reception afterward.
Call 215–887–8700 or visit kenesethisrael.org ••
Trip to benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center
The Marlyn Fein Chapter, affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, will be running a trip to Vermont from Oct. 9–13.
The cost is $815, double occupancy, or $999, single occupancy. The price includes round-trip deluxe motorcoach transportation, four nights’ accommodations, four breakfasts, three dinners and a lunch cruise. Visits include Ben & Jerry’s, von Trapp historic tour and Woodstock. Call 215–860–3710 or 215–728–4797 for reservations.
All proceeds benefit research and care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••