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Career fair to be held on Friday

Brightwood Career Institute, 177 Franklin Mills Blvd., will host a career fair on Friday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public and will feature career development opportunities, refreshments, giveaways and networking with representatives from a variety of local employers and businesses.

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To register, call 215–612–6600. ••

Screening of ‘The King’s Highway’ on Saturday

The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center, 6918 Torresdale Ave., will host a screening of The King’s Highway: A Historical Documentary and a talkback with director Jason Sherman on Saturday, March 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.The King’s Highway explores the early history of the Northeast and relives the past by taking a journey along the King’s Highway, where George Washington and his troops marched to victory.

The event is free. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, email tacony@muralarts.org ••

Colorectal cancer event at Nazareth

Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., will host a “Dine with the Docs” event on Wednesday, March 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the DiBello Conference Center on the first floor in the Marian Building.

The theme of the free event is “Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable,” in honor of Colorectal Awareness Month. Participants will learn about colorectal cancer, risk factors and strategies for treatment from Dr. Mark S. Codella, chairman of Nazareth’s Department of Medicine.

Dinner will be served. Registration is required. Call 215–335–6100. ••

Catholic Daughters holding flea market

St. Dominic’s Catholic Daughters will be holding a flea market on Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave.

The day will include home-baked cakes, food and lottery tickets for sale. ••

Special concert to be held on Sunday

The Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia presents its Annual Fryderyk Chopin Concert, which will take place on Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Sister Francesca Onley Education Center, 9801 Frankford Ave.

The featured artist is Alexei Tartakovsky. In 2016, he was awarded the French Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. A highlight of his career was his outstanding performance at the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, Poland.

Tickets cost $30 each; students $20 with appropriate ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. A light reception will follow the recital.

For information, call 215–627–1391 or email dziecko2@comcast.net ••

Fish dinner at Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus, 3300 Knorr St. (at Rowland Avenue), will sponsor a fish dinner on Friday, March 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets must be bought in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The cost is $12 per person or $20 per couple.

For tickets, call 215–416–5898 or 215–331–0806. ••

Sing-along for toddlers at library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host a sing-along for toddlers on Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m.

The morning will feature classic children’s songs, shakers and other sound-makers. Call 215–685–8756. ••

Concert on Sunday at Tiffany Diner

Singer/pianist John Primerano will be in concert on Sunday, 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 jprimsongs@aol.com ••

Comedy fundraiser set 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. ••

Mahjong class at KleinLife

A new Mahjong class for active adults who want to learn to play will begin at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Monday, March 12, and will run for eight weeks through April 30.

The hours will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Mahjong is an ancient tile-based game. Sessions will be led by Linda Brown, a skilled and experienced Mahjong player and instructor.

The cost is $30 per person and includes a Mahjong card.

Advance registration is required with payment at the KleinLife front desk.

Contact Shelley Geltzer at 215–698–7300, Ext. 129 or sgeltzer@kleinlife.org ••

Bereavement support group to be held 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.

Dates are 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 dgawthropcnlt@verizon.net ••

Career institute event

Brightwood Career Institute, 177 Franklin Mills Blvd., will host a scholarship test and luncheon for any high school senior graduating in 2018 on Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m.

Brightwood offers career training and job assistance for Computer Networking Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coder, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Technician, Respiratory Care (therapist) and Electrical Technician.

Call 215–612–6617 to register or just walk in. ••

Job fair on Saturday

State Rep. Jared Solomon (D-202nd dist.) will sponsor a job fair on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bustleton Learning Center, 6600 Bustleton Ave.

Visitors will meet with representatives from local businesses, PA CareerLink, city and state government agencies, unions and recruiters.

Call 215–342–6340. ••

Eagles insider to appear at NE Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Philadelphia Eagles insider Dave Spadaro will appear at a Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, March 23, at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, 3801 Grant Ave.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the program at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $65 for Chamber members and invited guests and $75 for non-members.

Spadaro has been with the Eagles since 1997, and served as emcee of the Super Bowl LII championship parade ceremony. He’s overseen publications and content development and hosted television, internet and radio shows for the team. He makes regular appearances on Fox 29, NBC Sports Philadelphia and WIP Sportsradio and writes a weekly column for the Northeast Times.

For more information, call 215–332–3400. ••

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