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Around Town: March 28, 2018

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Easter egg hunt Wednesday night

The 8th Police District and the Police District Advisory Council will sponsor an Easter egg hunt on Wednesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at the police station, at 3100 Red Lion Road.

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The evening will include a children’s movie. The egg hunt will be held weather permitting, and the movie might be moved indoors depending on conditions. ••

Easter Sunrise Service at Glen Foerd

An Easter Sunrise Service will be held on Sunday, April 1, at 6:30 a.m. at the Historic Glen Foerd Riverfront Estate, at 5001 Grant Ave.

This is an annual ecumenical service of prayer, music and fellowship. It is an outdoor event, so dress for the weather and bring lawn chairs.

An offering will be collected to aid Northeast Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network. ••

Immanuel Lutheran ready for Holy Week

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Road in Somerton, has announced its Holy Week service schedule.

Maundy Thursday is set for March 29 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. A soup supper will be served at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday services will be at 11:44 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. on March 30.

On Easter Saturday, March 31, an Easter egg hunt will take place at 12:30 p.m. Easter Fire and Fellowship begins at 7 p.m., followed by the Easter Eve vigil at 7:30. A champagne toast and dessert is scheduled for 8:30.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, there will be a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. Celebration services will be at 9:30 and 11 a.m. ••

Dawkins to host Easter egg hunts

State Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179th dist.) will host two Easter egg hunts for area children and families.

The events will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 28, at Houseman Recreation Center, 5091 Summerdale Ave., and Thursday, March 29, at McIlvain Playground, 5200 Penn St. Call 215–744–7901. ••

Dine with the Docs Wednesday at Nazareth

Nazareth Hospital will host a rescheduled “Dine with the Docs” event on Wednesday, March 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the DiBello Conference Center on the first floor in the Marian Building, 2601 Holme Ave.

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 to participants. The first 50 people to register will receive a free colorectal home testing kit.

Registration is required. To register for this event or for more information, call 215–335–6100. ••

Good Friday service at Holmesburg Baptist

The annual Community Good Friday Service will be held at Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., on March 30, from noon to 3 p.m.

The churches participating are Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal, Mt. Zion of Holmesburg, Johnson Memorial United Methodist, Holmesburg United Methodist and Holmesburg Baptist.

There will be a soup and salad brunch immediately after the service in the church hall. The parking lot is located behind the church on Charles Street.

The public is welcome. Call 215–338–1775. ••

Irish music concert on March 30

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will be in concert on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at Michael Crescenz Post 2819, at 6850 Martins Mill Road.

Tickets cost $40 and include draft beer, wine and soda. Call 267–242–6106 or 215–728–5959. ••

Art show fundraiser to be held on Friday

The Holmesburg Community Development Corporation will hold an art show fundraiser on Friday, March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, 8046 Frankford Ave.

There will be live music by SB Deluxe. The Grey Lodge Pub and SawTown Tavern will be pouring beers.

To make a donation, go to youcaring.com/holmesburgcdc-1112015 ••

Vietnam veterans 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.

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. ••

Pesach seder at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave., will host a Pesach seder on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

The cost is $52, or $28 for kids 13 and under.

Payments can be dropped off during office hours, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information, call 215–673–2511 or email templebethami2@gmail.com ••

Irish music and comedy at Ashburner

The Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Ave., will host an Irish music and comedy night on Saturday, March 31, from 8 to 11 p.m.

The evening will feature Sean Finnerty, from the Boston Comedy Festival, and the local Irish music duo of Mike Shackleton and Callie Pirrog. DJ Joe Driscoll will play downstairs after the show

Tickets cost $35 and include a buffet, domestic beer, wine and appetizers. Call 267–343–7788 or email mdocproductions@aol.com ••

Workshop on apprenticeships

State Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179th dist.) will host a workshop designed to educate people on apprenticeship opportunities with local industries. The session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 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. ••

Comedy dinner theater at Loudenslager

John Loudenslager American Legion Post №366, 7976–78 Oxford Ave., will host a comedy dinner theater on Sunday, April 8. Reservations are required by April 1.

Doors open at 4 p.m. The cost is $30 and includes one beverage. There will be a buffet dinner and entertainment by comedians Chris Coccia, Norm Klar and Jake Mattera. For information, call 215–535–5010. ••

Fundraiser to fight brain cancer

The Gray Matt’ers Brain Tumor Society will hold its third annual beef-and-beer fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40.

The evening will include a 50/50, silent auction, door prizes and DJ Mark Mroz.

Go to gmbts.org ••

Breast cancer fundraiser set

A Breast Cancer Pink Tea will be held on April 14, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Black Lake Room, 2706 Black Lake Place.

The cost is $45, or $35 for survivors.

Proceeds will go to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition’s Friends Like Me Care Packages.

Three survivors will be honored with the Sarita Joy Women of Strength Award.

Call 267–269–2423 or go to eventbrite.com/e/breast-cancer-pink-tea-tickets-44265257577 ••

Join free weight-loss program

The nonprofit Trevose Behavior Modification Program has a few openings for new members in its Bustleton location.

The free program, started in 1970, meets on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Applicants must need to lose 20 to 80 pounds to qualify.

For more information and an application, call 215–262–8991 no later than April 30. ••

White holding opioid meeting

State Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) will hold a community meetings to help prevent and fight opioid addiction.

The meeting will be on Thursday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Archbishop Ryan High School, 11201 Academy Road.

For more information, call White’s district office at 215–330–3711. ••

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