Check out local events in the Northeast Times’ special senior guide.
Vietnam vets to be honored
State Rep. Martina White and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey will commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Thursday, March 29, at 11 a.m., at Fraternal Order of Poilce Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
During the event, eligible Vietnam War veterans will be presented with commemorative pins.
“I am humbled to work with Sen. Toomey to honor our Vietnam veterans,” White said. “This pin from our government acknowledges their sacrifice on this special day to celebrate these heroes for their service to our commonwealth and our nation.”
“Our commonwealth’s Vietnam veterans bravely served this country and it’s an honor for my office to recognize them for their service,” Toomey said. “For over half a century, many of these veterans have been unsung heroes. I encourage all Vietnam War veterans in Northeast Philadelphia and in the surrounding areas to participate in this recognition event.”
Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces at any time between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, will be eligible to receive a lapel pin at the ceremony. Family members are invited to attend the ceremony with veterans.
To participate, call White’s office at 215–330–3711 to RSVP or for more information on receiving the pin. ••
Concert March 11 at Tiffany Diner
Singer/pianist John Primerano will be in concert on March 11 at 5 p.m. at Tiffany Diner, 9010 Roosevelt Blvd. Tickets cost $35 and include dinner, tax and gratuity. Call 215–677–1843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Comedy fundraiser for veterans
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 Sands Casino on March 18
Holy Innocents Catholic Church is sponsoring a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem on Sunday, March 18. A bus will depart from L Street and Hunting Park Ave. at 9 a.m. and will arrive back at 5 p.m.
The cost is $35, and includes $25 in slot play.
To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••
North Catholic class of ’68 reunion
North Catholic High School class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th reunion on June 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the painters and allied trades hall, 2980 Southampton Road. The evening will include disc jockey Vinny Ro, buffet and open bar.
The cost is $40 per person. Couples are welcome.
For more information, contact Joe Murphy (215–840–8018, email@example.com), Bill Bunting (609–405–0538, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul Rotondi (215–379–1134, email@example.com). ••
St. Jerome Seniors headed to Baltimore, Myrtle Beach
St. Jerome Seniors will be traveling to Baltimore on May 16 to see the Phillies play the Orioles at Camden Yards.
The cost is $110 and includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, lower-level seating and a sit-down dinner at Phillips Seafood in the Inner Harbor.
The group will head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from May 28 to June 1.
The cost is $620 per person, double occupancy, and includes four-night hotel stay, motorcoach transportation, taxes, meal gratuities, two shows, brunch and a guided tour of historic Georgetown.
For more information, call Ray at 215–332–0866. ••