Enjoy fundraisers, concerts, comedy and more in the Northeast this week.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade fundraiser at FOP
The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association will hold a benefit for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
Tickets cost $40 and include food, draft beer, chances for baskets of cheer and performances by Cummins School of Irish Dance, Emerald Pipe & Drum, Shantys, Bogside Rogues trio, Ray Coleman and Luke Jardel.
Guests will meet parade grand marshal Sister Mary Scullion and the Ring of Honor.
The parade theme is Saint Patrick, Bless Those Who Respond to the Call of the Needy.
For tickets or more information, call Joe Fox at 215–429–0193 or Ed Dougherty at 267–879–6107. ••
Bookkeeping, small biz events at NE Regional
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host a bookkeeping workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Participants will learn the basics, including budgeting, accounting language and cash flow.
The course is taught by Community College of Philadelphia. To register, call 215–496–6151.
The Small Business Administration will offer tips on starting a small business at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.
The session will be on Friday, Feb. 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For information, call 215–685–0501. ••
Philadelphia businesses can apply for grants
The deadline is Feb. 28 for businesses to apply for a grant from The Merchants Fund.
To be eligible, businesses must be established in Philadelphia for at least three years.
Stabilization grants are available for up to $10,000. Loan matching grants are open for up to $20,000.
For a direct link to the application page, visit merchantsfund.org/grants/grant-pre-qualification-application ••
Kick the Pick Fundraiser is Saturday
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 ••
Comedy show in East Torresdale on Saturday
The Knights of Columbus Regina Coeli Council 4921 will host a comedy show on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at its hall, 9617 James St. in East Torresdale.
The show will feature Steve Shaffer, Bob Marsdale and Theresa Krallinger.
Tickets cost $40 and include open bar and buffet.
Call Nick at 215–364–2130. ••
Pot pie sale at Holmesburg Baptist Church
Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., is selling pot pies, entrees and macaroni and cheese to raise money for mission projects.
On sale are Marie Callender’s 10-ounce Chicken, Beef and Turkey Pot Pies, 14-ounce Turkey with Stuffing entrées, 13-ounce Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccini entrées and White Cheddar Cheese Macaroni & Cheese. For order forms and more information, call 215–338–1775. ••
Concert at Cherry Hill restaurant
Frank Hartman and Frank Tenaglia will be in concert on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Caffe Aldo Lamberti, 2011 Route 70 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
The cost is $65. Call 856–663–1747. ••
Workshops on apprenticeships available
State Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179th dist.) will host a series of workshops designed to educate people on apprenticeship opportunities with local industries.
Sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on the following Thursdays: March 1, 15, and 29. The site will be Dawkins’ district office at 4667 Paul St.
The workshops will provide information and overviews of local labor unions’ apprenticeship application and testing process. Members from local unions also will be in attendance to offer information and answer questions.
To RSVP, call 215–744–7901. ••