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Program on hunger at NE Regional Library

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host a program on how to obtain free or inexpensive food, including food stamps, on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is sponsored by the Coalition Against Hunger. Call 215–685–0501. ••

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Drug discussion at CORA Services

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. ••

Bereavement support group at Lambie

Lambie Funeral Home, Rowland Avenue and Rhawn Street, hosts a bereavement support group on the first Wednesday of the month.

There is no fee. 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 dgawthropcnlt@verizon.net ••

Northeast 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. ••

Upcoming arts show in the Northeast

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

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

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. ••

Jazz concert to be held on Thursday

Lynn Riley and The World-Mix will perform as part of a jazz concert and dinner on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Southampton Room, 2980 Southampton Road. Performers in the jazz quartet are Lynn Riley on sax and flute, Harry “Butch” Reed on drums, Tom Lawton on keyboard and Rubin Edwards on bass.

The cost is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. A table of eight costs $240.

Admission includes a roast beef dinner, dancing, a silent auction, gift baskets and a raffle.

Proceeds will benefit the clients receiving in-home services, memory care and the transportation program of Community Care of the Northeast.

For information, call 215–335–4416 or visit communitycarenephila.org ••

Flea market at Pennypack Woods

The Friendly Neighbor Group will sponsor an indoor flea market on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pennypack Woods Community Center, 8724 Crispin St. For a table or more information, call 267–205–6608. ••

Rescheduled Trunk or Treat on Sunday

Star of Hope Baptist Church, 7212–28 Keystone St. in Tacony, will hold its Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the church parking lot.

Kids are invited to wear Halloween costumes. There will be free candy, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, pretzels, beverages, games, face painting, balloons, pictures, giveaways and a Moonbounce with a slide. ••

Film on racism to be shown Nov. 2

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.

To see the trailer, visit notracistmovie.com ••

Frankford class of ’87 holding reunion

Frankford High School class of 1987 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Romano’s Catering, 1523 E. Wingohocking St. Tickets cost $75 and include open bar, DJ and buffet.

Call Terry Ward at 484–483–3408 or email fkd87reunion@gmail.com ••

Designer Bag Bingo coming to the FOP

The Philadelphia Police Boat Team will hold a fundraising Designer Bag Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. Tickets cost $40 and include 15 games, food, beverages and door prizes. The afternoon will also include raffles, a 50/50 and an auction.

For more information, call Donna at 215–817–9631 or go to ppddragonboat.org ••

Teen chat room at Northeast Regional

Shawna’s House Teen Chat Room is a teen mentoring network for boys and girls ages 13 to 18.

There are group discussions and community service projects. Meetings will take place in the meeting room of Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2.

Call Shawna for information at 267–685–6176. ••

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. For information, email healyourheart8@gmail.com ••

Benefit art showcase planned for next month

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 ••

Free smoking cessation classes offered

Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., will offer smoking and tobacco cessation classes on upcoming Wednesdays. The series will take place from Nov. 1 to Dec. 13. Classes will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the first-floor cancer team conference room. Registration is required. Call 215–335–7727. ••

CORA fundraiser slated for Nov. 16

CORA Services will hold its Champions for Children benefit on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Union League, 140 S. Broad St.

Honorees will be Fox Rothschild partner Herbert Bass, American Psychological Association CEO Dr. Arthur Evans and Temple freshman psychology major Nichole Berntsen. For more information, call 215–701–2776 or visit coraservices.org ••

Oktoberfest celebrated at Cannstatter

Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road, will host an Oktoberfest on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Tickets cost $10 and $12. Call Hedy at 610–537–7817 or email gtvalmrausch@gmail.com ••

Five local high school students honored

Five local high school seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Local semifinalists are Father Judge’s Christopher Blank and Little Flower’s Caroline Curtiss.

Semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. These students have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships. Semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s previous performance on their qualifying test. Local commended students are Judge’s Thomas Quarry and St. Hubert’s Ryan Doherty and Briana McClain.

Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Activities planned 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.: 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.: Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30; and Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

Call 215–685–1473. ••

KleinLife sponsoring trips to Broadway, AC

KleinLife is sponsoring three upcoming trips.

There will be 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.

Next, there will be a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Exhibit at the Franklin Institute at 20th and the Parkway in Center City on Thursday, Dec. 14.

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

Earn prizes during Quizzo at Cannstatter’s

Holy Family University’s Alumni Association is hosting Quizzo Night on Friday, Nov. 3, at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

Teams may include two to 10 people. Tickets cost $30 and include a dinner buffet, draft beer, wine, soda, dessert and quizzo with cash prizes.

All participants must be 21 or older.

Tickets may be purchased at holyfamily.edu/alumniquizzo or by calling 267–341–5017. ••

Cancer fundraiser on Saturday

A Give Back with Love fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the VFW hall at 645 Louis Drive in Warminster.

There will be music, dancing and raffles.

Tickets are $15, or $5 for ages 2–12. They must be purchased in advance.

For tickets or to be a sponsor, call Debbie at 267–693–2596 or Chris at 267–981–4176. ••

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