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Around Town: April 11, 2018

Check out concerts, theater and food truck festivals this week in Northeast Philadelphia.

Auditions for free summer music camp

Share the Spotlight is holding auditions this month for its second summer in Philadelphia. The nonprofit organization offers a tuition-free rock music program for musicians in sixth through 12th grade.

Students who are accepted will rehearse in a band format twice a week during the summer and perform an end-of-the-season show in a professional venue.

Auditions take place at Keystone Soundworks, 4900 Longshore Ave., on April 14, 15 and 28. Students can audition on guitar, bass, drum set, keyboard or vocals. They should have some experience on their instrument and be highly motivated to practice and learn new parts.

For information or to schedule an audition, call 917–575–9638, email sharethespotlightinfo@gmail.com or visit sharethespotlight.org ••

Concert Sunday at St. William Church

The St. William Sunday Concert Series will continue on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m.

The women’s vocal ensemble Philomela will perform in the lower church, at 6200 Rising Sun Ave. (at Devereaux Avenue). Philomela performs classical, contemporary, folk, pop and Broadway music.

The free concert is for people of all ages. Free parking is available in the church lot.

A freewill offering will be accepted. ••

TBYN has full agenda on Monday

Take Back Your Neighborhood will meet on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at Max Myers Recreation Center, 1601 Hellerman St.

The meeting will include discussions on zoning, the aims of a registered community organization, a rewriting of the bylaws, the status of the group’s leadership and elections as required in the bylaws.

Lauren Summers will discuss transforming the Max Myers pool into an attractive place to swim and lounge.

A representative from University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement will discuss The Notebook, a digital guide for parents who have children in middle school that helps them select a high school.

A representative from the 2nd Police District will be present. Food will be provided. The next meeting will be on May 21. For information, call 215–432–4875, email rrudnitsky@yahoo.com or visit takebackyourneighborhood.org ••

PJP Marketplace to host food truck fest

PJP Marketplace, Frankford Avenue and Academy Road, will host its first Food Truck Fest on Saturday, April 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

Food trucks on site will include Have a Ball, The Spicy Belly, The Little Sicilian, El Guaco Taco, Jay’s Steak & Hoagie Joint, Nick’s Roast Beef, Meat Wagon BBQ, Manninos Cannoli Express, Roasted Liberies and Donut NV.

PJP Marketplace will be selling domestic bottles of beer for $1. There will be water ice sampling, wine tasting, complimentary face painting and a bounce house for children. The event is being held rain or shine. The store will also feature one-day-only sale items. ••

Benefit concert will be held Sunday

TruMark Financial Credit Union will hold a Lyrics & Literacy event on Sunday, April 15, at Glazier Hall, 2980 Southampton Road, in support of local schools.

The following local bands will perform from 2 to 6 p.m.: Bonehead, LeCompt and Montoj.

The donation is $40 per person or $75 per couple and includes buffet, beer and soda.

To register, visit trumarkonline.org/our-story/building-financial-futures ••

John Birch Society meeting on Tuesday

The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets.

A documentary, Katanga: The Untold Story (of U.N. Betrayal), will be shown. The motto of the John Birch Society is “Less Government, More Responsibility and — With God’s Help — A Better World.” ••

Hairspray at Saint Basil

Saint Basil Academy, 711 Fox Chase Road in Jenkintown, will present three upcoming performances of the Broadway musical Hairspray.

Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 13–14, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. Tickets are available at stbasilacademy.org/product/hairspray-tickets. Call 215–885–3771. ••

Coach Bingo at St. Hubert

The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will sponsor Coach Bingo on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Guests are asked to use the Ditman Street doors. They must be 18 to attend. Tickets cost $35.

Email SHAACoachBingo@gmail.com or call 267–205–0675. ••

Free tax preparation available

The Campaign for Working Families is offering free tax preparation through Tuesday, April 17, at 2113 Cottman Ave., near the Gap Factory.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. ••

Stock market program at library

The nonprofit Better Investing will present a program on getting started in selecting and investing in stocks at the Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., on Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. The program is free, and no registration is required.

No products will be sold. Call 215–685–0501 or 215–685–0522. ••

Arbours nearing a sellout

Westrum Development Company announced the closeout of the Arbours at Eagle Pointe, on Southampton Road, near Roosevelt Boulevard, in Somerton.

The 55-plus community is more than 97 percent complete, with 10 homes remaining. Amenities include a two-story clubhouse with an outdoor heated pool and spa, great room, fitness center, billiards room and pub. Exterior maintenance on most features, such as snow removal, trash removal (included in taxes) and homeowner’s insurance on the structure, are all provided.

Homebuyers can take advantage of the city’s 10-year real estate tax abatement program. Call 215–698–4540 or visit arboursateaglepointe.com ••

Junior Night for St. Hubert, Father Judge

The guidance departments of Father Judge and St. Hubert high schools will hold a Junior Night on Wednesday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium at Judge, 3301 Solly Ave.

A panel of college admissions officers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Anyone is welcome, but all 11th-grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

There will be guest speakers from La Salle University, Holy Family and Community College of Philadelphia discussing the application and admission processes. ••

White holding opioid meeting on Thursday

State Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) will hold a community meeting 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 information, call White’s district office at 215–330–3711. ••

Breast cancer fundraiser on Saturday

A Breast Cancer Pink Tea will be held on Saturday, 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 ••

St. Hubert’s plans trip to Atlantic City

St. Hubert High School is organizing a trip to Atlantic City on Monday, June 18.

The day will include a one-hour boat ride, four hours at Resorts Casino and a visit to Renault Winery.

The cost is $75 and includes $25 slot cash, all-you-can-eat dinner and unlimited wine.

The fee must be paid in full by May 25. Proceeds benefit the faculty scholarship fund.

A bus departs St. Hubert, 7320 Torresdale Ave., at 8:45 a.m. and arrives back at about 9 p.m.

Call Mary at 267–231–7367. ••

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. Call Ray at 215–332–0866. ••

New pizza and steak shop at Roosevelt Mall

Pat’s Pizza & Steaks opened last week in the Roosevelt Mall, in the former home of Jim’s Steaks.

The emphasis will be on service and quality food, such as the company’s classic pizza recipe and new and improved Philly cheesesteak.

The company, established in 1974, has more than 60 locations in four states. ••

Night at the Races at St. Bart’s planned

St. Bartholomew Parish will host a Night at the Races on Saturday, April 21, at its church hall, 5600 Jackson St. in Wissinoming.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Cards and money wheel tables open at 5:30 p.m. Horse races begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 and include dinner, beer, soda, coffee and cake.

Horses cost $5 each.

The event is for people 21 and older.

Tickets are available at the rectory or by calling 215–831–1224. ••

Bob Pantano Dance Party on May 4

Vision for Equality, which serves people with disabilities and their families, will hold its third annual Bob Pantano Dance Party on Friday, May 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2791 Southampton Road.

Tickets cost $40 per person or $350 for table of 10 and include a buffet, beer, wine and soda. There will be raffle baskets, and sponsorships are available.

Call 267–702–1601 or visit visionforequality.org ••

Dormer coming to Comic Con

Natalie Dormer, who starred as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones, will make her first Wizard World Comic Con appearance when the tour hits Philadelphia on May 19 and 20.

Dormer, who also earned acclaim as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photos and conduct a question-and-answer session at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Wizard World will make its 16th trip to Philadelphia from May 17–20.

Joining Dormer as celebrity guests announced to date are Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise), the Justice League trio of Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and the Lord of the Rings duo of Sean Astin and Billy Boyd.

A full list of guests to date is available at wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR

Show hours are Thursday, May 17, 4–9 p.m.; Friday, May 18, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

For more on Wizard World Philadelphia, visit wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR ••

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