HomeNewsAround Town

Around Town

Northeast charity seeks volunteers

Feast of Justice, located at 3101 Tyson Ave. in Mayfair, is looking for volunteers to provide food, clothing or education and to stock shelves, receive deliveries and assist in the office.

- Advertisement -

New volunteer orientations will be held on two upcoming Saturdays, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9, at noon.

Additionally, people are welcome to take part in “Volunteerapalooza,” an open volunteer day to help prepare to give out 1,000 turkey baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, on Sundays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Donations of turkeys and gifts for children for the holidays would be appreciated at these events.

Contact Feast of Justice with any questions at 215–268–3510, ext. 2. ••

Trip, clothing drive to benefit cancer center

The Marlyn Fein Chapter, Board of Associates, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a trip to New York City to see A Bronx Tale at Longacre Theater on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The cost is $170 and includes orchestra seating and bus ride, departing at 9 a.m. from the Fox Chase office at 604 Cottman Ave. in Cheltenham. Call 215–969–8366.

Meanwhile, the Marlyn Fein Chapter is running a clothing drive on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at 510 Township Drive in Cheltenham. The public is encouraged to bring gently worn clothes, accessories, books and small trinkets placed in bags or boxed. The event helps support cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

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. ••

Free smoking cessation classes offered

Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., will offer smoking and tobacco cessation classes on upcoming Wednesdays through 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. ••

Upcoming 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.: Nov. 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. 9, 16 and 30; and Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

Call 215–685–1473. ••

Holocaust museum gala on Saturday

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center will hold its 56th anniversary fundraising dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Melrose Country Club, 7600 Tookany Creek Parkway in Cheltenham. The honoree will be Deanne S. Comer, a longtime supporter of Holocaust education.

Tickets cost $95 per person or $175 for a couple.

Donations can be sent to HAMEC, KleinLife, Suite 210, 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116.

For more information, call 215–464–4701 or email info@hamec.org ••

Synagogue planning trip to see play

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. ••

Designer bag bingo to be held at FOP

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 ••

Storytelling workshop at NE Regional

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host a storytelling workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The class will be led by Denise McCormack. It is open to teenagers and adults.

Call 215–685–0501 or visit lehup@freelibrary.org ••

Flea market Saturday at Marian Hall

St. Dominic’s Catholic Daughters will hold a flea market on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. There will be food, home-baked cakes, lottery tickets and chances for a homemade quilt. ••

Housing counseling agency opens NE office

The Affordable Housing Centers of PA will hold a welcome party and information session on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 6325 Frankford Ave., Unit D. The event will serve as the grand opening of a new office and a chance for the community to learn more about homeownership resources and services.

The agency will provide a review of the benefits of housing counseling, with a spotlight on its First Time Homebuyer Program and Foreclosure Prevention. Counselors will address questions from attendees interested in homeownership. Visit ahcopa.org ••

Apply for elementary school scholarships

The priority deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 15, for Philadelphia-area families interested in applying for a kindergarten to eighth grade scholarship to a tuition-based school through Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.

Those who apply by the deadline are significantly more likely to be awarded a scholarship for the 2018–19 school year. Applications are open until March 1, but the majority of applications will be awarded to families who apply by Nov. 15.

Families can apply online at csfphiladelphia.org/scholarships or in person at CSFP headquarters, 100 S. Broad St., Suite 1200. ••

Model railroad club to hold open house

The Keystone N Trak Model Railroad Club will be hosting its annual open house events for National Model Railroad Month at the club location, Dublin TEC Center, Suite 216, 123 N. Main St. (Route 313), in Dublin, Bucks County.

The public is invited to attend and see N Scale trains running on the club layout on the weekends of Nov. 11–12 and 18–19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. ••

Run/walk to benefit cancer research

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will host The Lemon Run Philadelphia 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 8 a.m. at Memorial Hall in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. Check-in is at 7 a.m. The 100-meter kids’ dash is at 8 a.m. The 5K run/walk starts at 8:30.

For more information on the event, visit LemonRun.org ••

Jews, Judaism and rock ’n’ roll

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road in Bustleton, will welcome Rabbi Lance Sussman on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. for You Say You Want a Revolution, a discussion on rock ’n’ roll and the role of Jews in contemporary culture. The cost is $5.

Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call 215–677–1600. ••

RELATED ARTICLES
Philadelphia
broken clouds
74.4 ° F
77.5 °
69.8 °
86 %
1.9mph
75 %
Sat
98 °
Sun
96 °
Mon
84 °
Tue
90 °
Wed
94 °
- Advertisment -

STAY CONNECTED

11,235FansLike
2,089FollowersFollow

Recent Articles

North Catholic alums announce scholarship recipients

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association has chosen the scholarship recipients of its annual $500,000 in tuition grants. The recipients are 10 in grade school,...