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Around Town: June 13, 2018

There’s plenty of events happening in the Northeast this week. Check out the Times’ Around Town section to see what’s going on in your neighborhood.

Nature and history walk on Sunday

Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature and history walk on Sunday, June 17, starting at 1 p.m. Individuals can meet at the lower Rhawn Street parking lot, near the new creek bridge.

The walk will feature the history of water-powered mills along the creek, reading Earth’s geologic history in pebbles, searching for arrowheads in Sandy Run gravel drifts and eternal spring rills.

The rain date is June 24. Call 215–934-PARK. ••

John Birch Society to meet Tuesday

The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, June 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets.

There will be a DVD presentation of Oppose a Con-Con, a discussion of a proposed constitutional convention. Refreshments will be provided.

The motto of the John Birch Society is “Less Government, More Responsibility and — With God’s Help — A Better World.” ••

Learn about pardons process at meeting

Area residents interested in learning more about Pennsylvania’s pardons process are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, June 13, sponsored by state Rep. Jason Dawkins and Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.

The Pathways to Pardons meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls Club, 1709 Kinsey St.

Call Dawkins’ office at 215–744–7901. ••

Bariatric session at Nazareth Hospital

A bariatric information session will take place on Friday, June 15, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Nazareth Hospital’s administrative conference room, 2601 Holme Ave.

To register or for more information, call 1–855-LESS-YOU or visit mercyhealth.org ••

Happy anniversary, Fox Chase Library

Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St., will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, June 13, at 4 p.m.

The celebration will include live 1960s music from All Around This World, crafts for people of all ages, 1968 snapshot in time posters created by fourth-graders at Fox Chase Elementary School and light refreshments. ••

Meeting on commercial corridors

City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave., to discuss the 9th Councilmanic District commercial corridor and neighborhood plan.

The focus will be on Rising Sun Avenue and Castor Avenue. Call 215-MU6–3454. ••

Frankford Fitness Series begins in June

The Frankford Fitness Series will offer yoga for beginners and zumba classes on six upcoming Saturdays.

The classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Frankford Pause Park, 4667 Paul St.

Yoga classes will take place on June 16, July 28 and Aug. 11. Zumba classes will take place on June 30, July 14 and Aug. 25.

Participants are asked to bring their own mats. ••

Activities Saturday in Oxford Circle

Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, 900 E. Howell St., will present a World Food Fair, Fun Run and Flea Market on Saturday, June 16.

The flea market will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors can register by emailing fleamarket@occcda.org

Fun run registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the run at 10. International food will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will also include a bounce house and face painting.

For more information, visit occcda.org/events ••

Flea market at Holmesburg Baptist Church

Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., will host a flea market on Saturday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 30 vendors will be on site, along with assorted homemade cakes and a snack bar with hot dogs, hot sausage, soft pretzels and beverages.

The rain date is June 23. ••

Concert Thursday at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., will host a three-part riverside concert series beginning on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. with a performance by The Old City Sweethearts, accompanied by ragtime and jazz artist Brennan Ernst.

The Rendition Jazz Band will perform on July 12. Kat and the Hooligans will entertain on Aug. 9.

For information, visit glenfoerd.org ••

NE Regional Library still closed

Northeast Regional Library, closed since May 26 for air conditioning repairs, will reopen on June 23.

Passport services have been temporarily moved to Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave. The number there is 215–725–1740. ••

Hearing on PECO rate increase

The state Public Utility Commission will hold a hearing to gather public input on a rate increase request filed by PECO Energy on Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. at Kingdom Life Christian Center, 6325 Frankford Ave.

Under the request submitted by PECO, the average total monthly bill for a residential customer using 700 kilowatt hours would increase from $102.65 to $105.93 per month (3.2 percent).

Members of the public are welcome to attend the hearings and provide comments. Their testimony will become part of the record on which the PUC will issue its final decision. ••

Trip to Atlantic City planned

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. 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. ••

Houseman hosting summer camp

Houseman Recreation Center, 5091 Summerdale Ave. (at Godfrey Avenue), will host a summer camp from June 18 to Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The camp is for kids ages 5–12.

There will be a mandatory meeting for parents on June 14 at 6 p.m.

There is a $25 registration fee. The eight-week camp costs $600. Before- and after-care is available for an additional $30 per week.

The camp will feature swimming, arts and crafts, reading literacy, sports, two trips weekly, dance, exercise, breakfast and lunch. Call 215–685–1240. ••

Cannstatter’s party rescheduled

Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road, will host a pre-summer bash on Saturday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m. The event had been set for June 3, but was postponed without explanation.

Admission is free. The afternoon will feature more than 50 vendors and crafters, music, food, beer, gifts for sale and a company that will buy gold, silver and platinum items. ••

Free concerts in Somerton

Danube Swabian Association, 1277 Southampton Road, will host free outdoor concerts on Fridays, June 15 and 22, at 7 p.m.

The Cardinal Dougherty Alumni Band will perform on June 15. Soundwave will bring a big band sound on June 22.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. Call 215–722–4253. ••

War vets traveling to Lancaster

Jewish War Vets Post 98 is sponsoring a trip to the American Music Theatre in Lancaster on Thursday, June 14.

The group will attend the show Songs of the Silver Screen.

A bus will leave at 9:45 a.m. from Welsh Road and Leonard Street, in front of Tremont Plaza, near Burger King. Parking is available on the street.

The group will enjoy a smorgasbord lunch at Shady Maple. Tickets cost $80.

Call 215–742–1420 or 215–673–6942. ••

Ferko in concert at PPH

The Joseph A. Ferko String Band will perform on Thursday, June 14, at 7:15 p.m. at the Philadelphia Protestant Home social hall, 6500 Tabor Ave.

The Belairs Doo Wop, featuring Dennis Gillen, will be in concert on July 12. The Josh Hoey Orchestra will play on Aug. 9, Both of those concerts will start at 7 p.m.

All concerts will have a 50/50. Refreshments will be for sale.

Call 215–697–8000. ••

Brews at Burholme on Saturday

Burholme Park Golf Center and Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company will host upcoming days of family fun at the Brews at Burholme at the golf center, 401 Cottman Ave.

Future Brews at Burholme events are set for noon to 6 p.m. on June 17, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and Oct. 20.

There will be discounts, including $1 off mini-golf. Draft beers will be available, and the golf range, arcade, batting cages and golf center café will be open. A portion of the proceeds will go directly back to Burholme Park.

For information, visit the Brews at Burholme Facebook event page. ••

Leisure Timers going to Michigan

The Delaire Landing-based Leisure Timers will travel to Mackinac Island, Michigan from June 16–22.

The six-night, seven-day bus tour, including meals and sightseeing, costs $825 per person, double occupancy.

Travelers will visit Little Bavaria, have lunch at the Grand Hotel, take a ferry to Mackinac Island, go on a dinner cruise and more.

Call Brenda at 215–953–1644. ••

Benefit golf outing on June 18

The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia at Gilda’s Club is hosting its 20th annual golf tournament on Monday, June 18, at Commonwealth National Golf Club in Horsham.

The event raises more than $50,000 annually to support the free programs for local men, women and children affected by cancer

The day will start at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch. Eagles radio broadcaster Merrill Reese and WIP personality Paul Jolovitz kick off the outing at noon with a shotgun start. Other celebrities golfing include former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene.

Raffle and auction items available to bid on include Phillies Diamond Club tickets, a hockey stick signed by Shayne Gostisbehere, Flyers tickets and memorabilia autographed by athletes such as Pete Rose and Brian Dawkins. Contest prizes include a Mercedes and a trip to the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta.

There will also be a hot dog and burger bar on course, an open cocktail bar, a gourmet dinner and an awards ceremony.

Tickets are $295 per golfer or $1,175 for a foursome. A dinner-only option is available for $75. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Registration is available at cancersupportphiladelphia.org/golf or by calling 215–441–3290, Ext. 104. ••

Jobs available at Home Depot

The Home Depot is hiring 1,500 associates in Philadelphia and 80,000 associates nationwide.

Applying for a job at the home improvement retailer takes about 15 minutes on careers.homedepot.com

Select “Learn More” and enter city and state, then click “Search Jobs.”

Or, job seekers can text HOMEDEPOT to 52270 and receive a link to apply to hourly positions in their area. Message and data rates may apply. From sales and cashiers to operations and online order fulfillment, opportunities include both permanent part-time and seasonal positions in the company’s stores and distribution facilities. College students, retirees and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Available positions vary by store. ••

Bridesburg Rec has toddler program

Bridesburg Recreation Center is accepting registrations for its toddler program.

For more information, call Miss Jackie at 215–533–6448. ••

Watch Disney movie at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park, will host a showing of the movie Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday, June 20.

The evening will include games, refreshments and face painting starting at 7 p.m., followed by the movie at 9.

The museum will be open for tours for $5.

Call 215–685–0544. ••

Music in the Pennypack Park

The Pennypack Park Music Festival will continue on Wednesday, June 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with a performance by Kick it Out, a tribute to Heart.

Concerts take place at the Ed Kelly Amphitheater, near the park entrance at Welsh Road and Cresco Avenue.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

The rest of the lineup is Cracklin’ Diamond, tribute to Neil Diamond (June 27); Irish Night, featuring Jamison (July 11); Romeo Delight, tribute to Van Halen (July 18); Hand Me Down World, tribute to the Guess Who (July 25); Idol Kings, tribute to Journey (Aug. 8); Black Dog, tribute to Led Zeppelin (Aug. 15); LeCompt (Aug. 22); and Think Pink Floyd, tribute to Pink Floyd (Sept. 5).

For more information, visit pennypack.org ••

Thrift shop sales start this week

The Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., will hold a half-price sale from June 18–27.

The thrift shop will also host a sale of $6 for a bag of clothing from June 28 to July 3.

The shop is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed on Saturdays and on Sunday, June 17.

Call 215–624–9600. ••

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