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Half-price clothing sale through Sunday
Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai’s Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., is holding a half-price clothing sale this week.
The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 5. The shop is also open Sunday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 215–624–9600. ••
Teen chat room at NE 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: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2.
Call Shawna for information at 267–685–6176. ••
Comedy night at local AOH
The deadline is Jan. 11 to buy tickets for Northeast Catholic Alumni Association’s upcoming comedy night.
The show will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39, 7229 Tulip St.
Tickets cost $45 and include beer, wine, soda and buffet. Doors will be open from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The show will run from 8:30 to 10 p.m. and feature Jim Daly, Ed McGonigal and Jake Mattera.
The evening will include a Chinese auction.
Call the alumni office at 215–543–1051 or Jeff Rzepczynski (class of 1988) at 267–879–4894. ••
Hancock parents meeting on Thursday
Friends of John Hancock Elementary School will hold the first of what will be monthly meetings on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. at Holy Family University’s Education and Technology Center, Room 405, at the corner of Frankford and Grant avenues. ••
Grief support group meeting on Thursday
Donna Glatz, widow of slain Lawncrest jeweler William Glatz, will hold Heal Your Heart From Loss on Thursday, Jan. 4, 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 on Rising Sun Avenue. 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 information, email email@example.com ••
Model railroad open houses
The Abington Lines Model Railroad Club will host weekend open houses at its clubhouse, 2066 Second Street Pike in Richboro. The open houses are scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Jan. 6–7 and 13–14 and Feb. 3–4 and 10–11.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. There will be a raffle for two complete train sets.
For more information, call 215–598–7720 or visit abingtonlines.org ••
Book review at Tiffany Diner
The Sisterhood of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai will hold a book review on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Tiffany Diner, 9010 Roosevelt Blvd.
The review will be of The Two-Family House.
The cost is $29, including a full breakfast.
Call 215–969–6106. ••
Retirement program at NE Regional
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host Prepare for Retirement, on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Citizens Bank will discuss setting goals and staying on path to a comfortable retirement.
The event is free, and no registration is required.
Call 215–685–0522. ••
Bereavement support group at Lambie Funeral Home
Lambie Funeral Home, Rowland Avenue and Rhawn Street, hosts a bereavement support group on the first Wednesday of the month.
There is no fee, and refreshments will be served.
Sessions run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Future dates are Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6.
The sessions will be facilitated by Deborah K. Gawthrop.
For more information, call 215–624–8190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
St. Martin of Tours to host Together Towards Tomorrow gala
St. Martin of Tours will hold its Together Towards Tomorrow gala on April 14, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Leonard Helicopter Hangar, 3050 Red Lion Road. The honorees will be Wendell Young IV (Business Leader of the Year), Brother Richard Kestler (Alumnus of the Year) and Mary Harkins (Educator of the Year).
Young is president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, which represents more than 22,000 members who work in retail, food processing, manufacturing, healthcare and professional offices in parts of Pennsylvania and New York.
Kestler graduated from St. Martin’s in 1956. He was principal of West Catholic from 1973–79 and president of the school from 1999 to 2005 and 2012–16. He was president of La Salle High School from 2005–12.
Harkins graduated from St. Martin’s in 1962, Little Flower High School in ’66 and Immaculata in ’70. She was principal of Cardinal Dougherty from 1999 to 2005 and is in her 13th year as principal at Archbishop Wood.
The evening will include dinner, hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail reception with two drink tickets. The cost is $75. For information, go to stmartinoftoursphila.independencemissionschools.org/tickets ••
Trip to Atlantic City on Jan. 28
Holy Innocents Catholic Church is sponsoring a trip to Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino on Sunday, Jan. 28.
A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., then leave from the Tropicana at 4:30 p.m.
The cost is $30, which is due by Jan. 21. Riders will receive $30 in slot cash.
To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••
Music show at Shaare Shamayim
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a performance by Charles deMets on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m.
The show will feature music from the Great American Songbook. Stu Weitz, a cabaret singer with a Frank Sinatra style and a comedic personality, will also entertain.
The evening will include a four-course Italian feast. The cost is $30.
Call 215–677–1600. ••
Asner, Day to star in ‘Soap Myth’
Ed Asner and Johanna Day will star in The Soap Myth, coming to Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N. Broad St., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.
Asner and Day are starring in a two-week East Coast tour of concert readings of Jeff Cohen’s play, The Soap Myth. The readings will serve as a tribute to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Asner will perform the role of Holocaust survivor Milton Saltzman. Burton will perform the roles of Holocaust scholar Esther Feinman and Holocaust denier Brenda Goodsen.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The performance will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a 30-minute Q&A.
Tickets range from $18 to $500. Go to rodephshalom.org/soapmyth ••
GoT parody hitting the big stage
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s season continues with Musical Thrones: A Parody from Feb. 9–10. It’s a parody of the characters on Game of Thrones.
The season ends with Small Mouth Sounds, from March 15 through April 1. Six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect.
The Philadelphia Theatre Company is based at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.
Call 215–985–0420 or go to philatheatreco.org ••
WXPN to hold annual music fest
WXPN will hold its annual XPoNential Music Festival from July 27–29, at the BB&T Pavilion and the adjacent Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden.
Performers will include The War On Drugs, Grammy Award-winning country star Sturgill Simpson and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, the BB&T Pavilion box office or by calling 800–745–3000.
For information, go to xpnfest.org ••
Play coming to World Cafe
Tickets are on sale for Remembering The Latin Casino, cabaret artist Eddie Bruce’s tribute to the legendary nightclub that was in existence for 30 years.
This performance will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, on the main stage of World Café’ Live, 30th and Walnut streets.
Tickets are $30 and are available via worldcafelive.com/event/1579454-eddie-bruce-remembering-philadelphia or at the World Café Live box office.
The Latin Casino was open from 1948 to 1978, at 1309 Walnut St. until 1960 and in Cherry Hill, New Jersey until it closed.
Among those who performed there were Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Richard Pryor, James Brown, Jerry Lewis, Lena Horne, Pearl Bailey, Louis Armstrong, Debbie Reynolds and Diana Ross. ••