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Deadline Sunday for free trees

The deadline is Sunday, Oct. 29, to order free yard or lawn trees through the city Department of Parks and Recreation and TreePhilly.

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A variety of species is available, including large shade trees, small flowering trees and fruit trees.

Trees can be picked up on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at TD Bank, 6635 Frankford Ave. For information, call 215–683–0217 or visit treephilly.org ••

Open house at Maternity BVM

Maternity BVM Elementary School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave., will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be student-led tours, financial aid information, hands-on school activities and a look at the new media and student video center. Visitors will have a chance to meet the teachers, Home and School Association representatives and CYO coaches.

Registration will be taken for the 2018–19 school year.

Call 215–908–3329. ••

Small business conference to be held at CCP

Community College of Philadelphia’s Northeast Regional Center, 12901 Townsend Road, will host its seventh annual Small Business Conference on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be seminars on business planning; the essential elements of sales; a five-step strategy to marketing; email marketing strategies; financial matters; and maintaining a competitive edge. The cost is $35 and includes a catered breakfast and lunch.

Call 215–972–6254 or visit ccp.edu/smallbizconference ••

Opioid presentation at Holme Circle Civic

All are welcome to attend the next Holme Circle Civic Association meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at St. Jerome school hall, Colfax and Stamford streets.

Prevention Point Philadelphia will present an opioid crisis training class. Topics will include the history of drugs, statistics and overdose prevention. Attendees will be trained how to recognize signs of an overdose and how to personally administer Naloxone (Narcan).

Orders to obtain the Narcan nasal spray from Circle Pharmacy, 2853 Holme Ave., will be distributed after the training session. ••

Learn about 9/11 conspiracy theories

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host 9/11 and the Truther Movement on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

There will be a presentation on conspiracy theories, their proponents, critics and evidence they use about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Admission is free. No registration is required.

Call 215–685–0501. ••

Festival at Lawncrest church

Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., will host an indoor festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will include a flea market, crafts, baked goods, a Christmas table, basket raffles, homemade soup and lunch. Call 215–342–9447. ••

Bank president Fitzpatrick to be honored

The Philadelphia North Catholic Schools Hall of Fame gala will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.

The cost is $50 and includes cocktails and dinner.

The honorees will include Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, president of Citizens Bank and a graduate of St. Jerome Grammar School (1977) and Father Judge High School (1981). Other honorees will be teacher Richard Leonard and retired educator Donna Rafter.

For tickets, to be a sponsor or to take an ad out in the program, call 610–793–8503 or visit foundationforcatholiceducation.org ••

DRCC bike ride on Saturday

The Delaware River City Corporation, a nonprofit dedicated to creating an 11-mile network of riverfront trails and parks, will host its second annual Bikes, Beans & Beers event on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., starting in Fishtown’s Palmer Park.

Riders will head north from Palmer Park through river wards neighborhoods, onto the Port Richmond Trail, traveling a total of 5.7 miles to Bridesburg Recreation Center. There, local coffee favorites River Wards Café and Ellis Coffee will provide free coffee to riders.

The group will head back along the Port Richmond Trail to Byrne’s Tavern in Port Richmond for drink specials to conclude the ride.

To register, visit bikesbeansandbeersphilly.eventbrite.com

The cost to participate is $5. Day-of registration will be available starting at 10 a.m. in Palmer Park, Frankford Avenue and Palmer Street. All riders must provide their own bike, helmet and lock. The event is rain or shine. ••

Bazaar at Crescentville United

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St., will host a flea market and bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The church will sell homemade baked goods and vegetable soup. ••

Activities at Frankford Library

Frankford Library, 4634 Frankford Ave., welcomes teenagers and adults to use its computers to brush up on their computer skills on the following Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Oct. 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Dec. 4, 11 and 18.

The library also invites people to visit for help with their resumes on the following Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30; and Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Call 215–685–1473. ••

Celebration at Little Flower

Little Flower High School will celebrate the 25-year anniversary of it avoiding closure on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m.

“Little Flower Forever” will take place at the school, 10th and Lycoming streets.

In October 1992, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua announced that some high schools, including Little Flower, would close. The argument was that Little Flower would not survive after open enrollment began in the 1993–94 school year.

By December, after an appeal and prayers to St. Therese, its patron saint, Little Flower was spared by Bevilacqua.

To RSVP for the celebration, email alumnaupdates@littleflowerhighschool.org ••

Ceremony at Vietnam memorial

The local Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its annual candlelight name reading at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets, on Friday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to honor the 648 men and women from Philadelphia who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War. For information or to join the chapter, call 215–722–3518. ••

Upcoming arts shows in the NE

The Multicultural Arts Exchange will present two upcoming shows.

International concert pianist Lance Wiseman and Israeli violinist Alexander Spivak will entertain on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd.

Pianist/storyteller Alexander Borisov, soprano Hanna Golodinskii and pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov will be in concert on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road.

For tickets or more information, go to maephila.org ••

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 ••

History group marks 10 years

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its next meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at Pennepack Baptist Church, 8732 Krewstown Road.

The guest speaker will be Paul Steinke, a Burholme native and Northeast High School graduate who is president of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

Steinke’s talk is entitled “Historic Preservation in Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future, With a Special Emphasis on The Great Northeast.”

The program will be followed by socializing, desserts and refreshments. ••

LFHS open house

Little Flower Catholic High School will host its first open house for prospective 2018–2019 students on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Students can tour the school, meet faculty and administration, and register.

The school is located at 1000 W. Lycoming St. ••

Designer bag bingo

The Philadelphia Police Explorer Parents Association will hold its first designer bag bingo on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. Doors open at 1 p.m. The first game will be at 1:45.

Tickets cost $35, and must be purchased in advance. Admission includes lunch, soda and coffee. There will be a cash bar, door prizes, raffle baskets and a 50/50 to benefit the FOP survivors fund. To buy tickets, contact Theresa Yohn at 215–421–2149 or theresa.yohn@phila.gov ••

Upcoming trips

KleinLife is sponsoring three upcoming trips.

A trip to Broadway is planned for Sunday, Nov. 19, to see the new musical The Band’s Visit at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Then it’s off to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The trip includes a ticket to a performance by the Jersey Tenors, $10 in slot dollars and roundtrip motorcoach transportation. Deadline for registration is Nov. 20.

For additional details and reservations, contact Andrea Kimelheim at 215–698–7300, Ext. 176 or akimelheim@kleinlife.org ••

Grief support group holding meetings

Donna Glatz, widow of slain Lawncrest jeweler William Glatz, will hold Heal Your Heart From Loss on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James E. Kinney Senior Center, 165 Township Road in Richboro.

Glatz will share the story of her husband’s murder.

William Glatz was shot to death in 2010 during a robbery attempt inside his jewelry store at 6435 Rising Sun Ave.

Obina Onyiah was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Kevin Turner, who had escaped from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility nine days earlier, died in a shootout with Glatz.

The Glatz family had owned the store for more than 60 years. For more information, email healyourheart8@gmail.com ••

Benefit art showcase planned in Horsham

Art at Valley Lake Gallery, 3 Village Road in Horsham, will host a free art event on Dec. 1–2.

The event will feature original artwork by local artists and crafters. Proceeds will benefit the Drueding Center, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children at 413 W. Master St.

There will be a wine and light fare reception on Dec. 1 from 4 to 9 p.m. The gallery will also be open on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 215–260–5631, email larico@holyredeemer.com or visit artatvalleylakegallery.org ••

Film on racism to be shown in Jenkintown

Hiway Theater, 212 York Road in Jenkintown, will show the film I’m Not a Racist…Am I? on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

Abington Friends School is among the sponsors of the screening. After the screening, producer Andre Robert Lee will moderate a community conversation.

The film follows a dozen New York public and private school students who meet as a group over the course of a year and talk about their evolving definitions of racism.

Here is a link to the trailer: notracistmovie.com ••

Drug discussion planned at CORA

CORA Services, 8540 Verree Road, will host a community conversation on the impact of opioids on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Presenters will be CORA’s AnnMarie Schultz and Mary Doherty and David Fialko, a certified prevention specialist. There will be a discussion on drug addiction and misuse and recovery education. Participants will receive training in the use of Narcan for overdose reversal. To register, call 215–342–7660. ••

Synagogue taking a trip

The Sisterhood of Shaare Shamayim on Sunday, Nov. 12, will see the play Fast Girls at Old Academy Players, 3544 Indian Queen Lane.

A carpool will leave the synagogue at 12:30 p.m. for a 2 o’clock show. The cost is $18.

Call 215–677–1600 for reservations. ••

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