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Northeast NORC needs volunteers
The Northeast Naturally Occurring Retirement Community is seeking volunteers for a day of service on Monday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers can choose shifts of 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 2 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. They will meet at the NORC office at 8546-B Bustleton Ave. (near Mower Street).
Chores will include winterizing door and window seals; removing screens and putting in storm windows; covering or putting away air conditioning units; replacing hard-to-reach light bulbs and smoke detector batteries; minor home repairs; cleaning and reorganizing kitchens, basements and garages; and yard work.
A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 16. Contact Michael Priole at 215–320–0351 or firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Mount Zion Baptist marking MLK Day
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 8101 Erdrick St. (at Welsh Road) in Holmesburg, will host a Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The morning will include a continental breakfast, a panel discussion on homelessness, a door-to-door donation collection and an assembling of care packs of travel-size toiletries. Canned goods will be accepted for a local food pantry. Call 215–624–8869. ••
MLK Day of Service at Abington Friends
The public is invited to help with service projects that help the homeless, the elderly and those suffering from illness on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 15, at Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, in Jenkintown.
The day of service will begin at 9 a.m., with registration and a short program in the Abington Monthly Meeting House.
Volunteers will work on two dozen projects until noon. To volunteer, call 215–576–3950. ••
John Birch Society meeting on Tuesday
The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets.
A film, Exposing the Enemies of Freedom, will be shown as part of series, The Constitution is the Solution.
The group’s next meeting will be Feb. 20. ••
Comedy night to be held 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. ••
Book review at Tiffany Diner is Sunday
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. ••
8th PDAC fundraiser set for Feb. 11
The 8th Police District Advisory Council will hold its second annual winter bash on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
There will be more than 50 vendors and crafters, food, a disc jockey, raffle baskets and a 50/50. ••
Kick the Pick Fundraiser planned
The Kick the Pick Fundraiser, to benefit the Andrew Coppola Foundation, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Hilltop Athletic Association, 4100 Grove Ave., in Oakford, Bucks County.
Tickets cost $30 each or $50 per couple, and include food, beverage, beer, wine, coffee, a DJ playing oldies, raffle baskets and door prizes.
Proceeds will go to spreading awareness about and finding a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease.
Go to kickthepick.com ••
FOP Auxiliary holding veterans fundraiser
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Auxiliary will hold a comedy fundraiser on Saturday, March 10, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Feasterville Fire Company Hall, 20 Irving Place, in Feasterville-Trevose. The venue is near the intersection of Bustleton Pike and Street Road.
The show will feature Joey Callahan and friends.
Tickets cost $45 and include food, beer and wine. Proceeds will benefit charities for veterans.
Guests must be 21 or older. For tickets, call Bernadette Carter at 215–815–4745 or Kristie Samarco at 267–258–7115. ••
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. ••
Donate socks for the homeless
City Councilman Allan Domb is conducting a Warm the Sole Sock Drive throughout January.
Domb is asking Philadelphians to donate new socks for homeless people of all ages.
Socks can be donated at all City Hall entrances and Room 316; Zion Baptist Church, Broad and Venango streets; Liquid Salon, 1742 Sansom St., second floor; state Rep. Mike Driscoll’s office, 3294 Red Lion Road; and the office building at 1845 Walnut St. ••
Tax help at local libraries
Volunteers with AARP Taxaide will be preparing tax returns at Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave., and Katherine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, by appointment.
Taxpayers should bring photo identification cards, last year’s return, all tax documents and Social Security number proof for themselves and dependents.
To set up an appointment, call Bustleton Library at 215–685–0472 or Katharine Drexel Library at 215–685–9383. ••