Around Town: Feb. 7, 2018

See what’s happening around town.

Italian dinner Saturday at St. John Cantius

St. John Cantius will serve an Italian dinner on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium, 4415 Almond St. in Bridesburg.

The menu will feature chicken parmesan, pasta, soup, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage.

The event is BYOB. There will be a 50/50 and basket drawings.

Tickets are $15, or $6 for kids 10 and under.

Tickets are available after all Masses and at the rectory. Call 215–535–6667. ••

Cystic fibrosis benefit on Saturday

The 28th annual Harvey Family Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road.

Tickets cost $40 and include buffet, open bar, disc jockey, door prize, raffles and photo booth.

To donate to the auction table or make a financial contribution, contact Patty at 215–622–5170 or ••

Road work starts Monday on Holme Ave.

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-5th dist.) said, beginning on Monday, Feb. 12, motorists will have to navigate through the construction work on the bridge carrying Holme Avenue over Wooden Bridge Run in Pennypack Park.

Sabatina reminded motorists that westbound Holme Avenue will be narrowed to a single lane between Longford Street and Arthur Street until the completion of the project in June.

The project will repair cracks on the arch structure and concrete pylons of the bridge, remove obstructing trees, clean debris from the stream channel and conserve bridge plaques. Total project cost is more than $1.3 million, with all the financing coming from state sources.

The Holme Avenue Bridge was built in 1921 and has an average of 16,611 vehicles crossing over the bridge per day. ••

St. Hubert hosting a Tea in school cafe

St. Hubert Alumnae Association’s Practically Perfect Tea will take place on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria (entrance on Ditman Street).

The afternoon will include an assortment of tea, sandwiches and pastries and a gift basket raffle.

The school store will be open.

Tickets cost $30, or $20 for children under 10.

Contact Charlene at 215–624–6840, Ext. 253 or ••

8th PDAC fundraiser on Sunday

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. ••

Convicts can learn about pardons Tuesday

State Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179th dist.) will host a pardon and expungement clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. at his district office, 4667 Paul St.

Experts will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about record expungement. There also will be information for people interested in taking the next steps in having their records cleared.

“Many people have fallen on hard times as a result of a minor conviction that keeps haunting them and that results in missed opportunities for employment, education and other benefits,” Dawkins said. “This clinic will give people with criminal records a second chance and deter recidivism.”

People interested in attending must RSVP by calling 215–744–7901. ••

Bereavement support group

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. 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 ••

Comedy night at local AOH

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will sponsor a comedy night on Saturday 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.

For information, call 215–543–1051 or 267–879–4894. ••

Criminal expungement clinic set

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) is encouraging residents who have a minor criminal record in their past to attend a community meeting on the legal process of expunging that offense from the record.

Taylor will join Community Legal Services and Temple Law in hosting the clinic on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St.

At the event, attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with volunteers and lawyers to discuss the specifics of their cases.

Call 215–744–2600. ••

Rockets playing at Ryan party

The Friends of Archbishop Ryan will hold a party, featuring The Rockets, on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the school, 11201 Academy Road.

Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 at the door and include food and beer.

Guests must be 21 or older and are welcome to BYOB.

For tickets or more information, go to ••

Tax help at local libraries

Volunteers with AARP Taxaide will be preparing tax returns at Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave., and Katharine 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. ••