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Benefit car show to be held on Sunday

The third annual Doc’s Rock the Block Car Show will take place on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, 240 Geiger Road.

The event is held in memory of Dr. David A. “Doc” Bresler, a car enthusiast and charitable fundraiser.

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Car registration is $20, and prizes will be awarded.

The day will also include live music, a DJ, raffles, a 50–50 and food vendors. Proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Foundation and the Temple Dental Haiti Club Foundation. The rain date is Aug. 12.

For information, visit cavitybusters.com ••

Family Night at Holmesburg Library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host Friends Family Night in the Garden on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The evening will include face painting, an art activity, water ice and a storytelling of Aesop’s Fables.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Holmesburg Library. Call 215–685–8756. ••

Tartaglione holding picnics

State Sen. Tina Tartaglione will hold community picnics on three upcoming Thursdays, all from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The schedule is Aug. 2, Fairhill Square Park, 4th Street and Lehigh Avenue; Aug. 16, Wissinoming Park, 5801 Frankford Ave.; and Aug. 23, Fox Chase Recreation Center, 7901 Ridgeway St.

The picnics will feature free refreshments, child fingerprinting from the Philadelphia Police Department, a DJ and back-to-school giveaways. Call 215–533–0440. ••

Diabetes discussion Wednesday

Nazareth Hospital will continue its Dine with the Docs community Q&A series with a discussion about diabetes management and skin health, featuring Nazareth Hospital infection prevention nurse Jill Knittel.

The free event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the DiBello Conference Room, 2601 Holme Ave.

To register or for information, call-215–335–6100 or visit mercyhealth.org ••

National Night Out in Fox Chase

State Rep. Kevin Boyle will host a National Night Out event for residents of the 172nd Legislative District on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fox Chase Elementary School parking lot, 500 Rhawn St.

Boyle said there will be games, prizes and giveaways, music entertainment, food, information about state and local resources, and chances to meet with local police and emergency personnel.

For information, call 215–695–1016. ••

Movies and discussion at KleinLife

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will continue its Lifelong Learning summer special film series on Tuesday, Aug. 7, with Mostly Martha.

The movies will be followed by discussions led by Moylan Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts at Penn State.

The summer series will conclude on Aug. 14 with Gloomy Sunday. Individual movies cost $13.

For information, contact Linda Hershman at 215–698–7300, Ext. 114 or lhershman@kleinlife.org ••

Israeli Scouts at Shaare Shamayim

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host the Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m.

There will be a pasta dinner before the performance, with the cost being a money donation of any amount. The Scouts will be available to meet before and after the dinner. To make a reservation, call 215–677–1600. ••

North alums heading to AC

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will hold a trip on Monday, Aug. 6. There will be a one-hour boat ride in Atlantic City and a five-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $25 in slot cash and a $20 food voucher.

A bus will depart the alumni office, at Rhawn and Fairfield streets, at 9 a.m. and arrive back at about 7 p.m. The cost is $60. Call 215–543–1051 or 267–879–4894. ••

Peace & Play Day in Frankford

The Block Gives Back will sponsor a Peace & Play Day on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Carmella Playground, 2100 Wakeling St. The event will feature a DJ, live entertainment, sports, face painting, food, drinks, vendors and water balloon fights. ••

Free movies shown on the waterfront

Riverfront North Partnership will present an outdoor movie series on three upcoming Thursday nights on the soccer field at Pennypack on the Delaware, a riverfront park at 7750 State Road (near Rhawn Street).

The schedule is Aug. 2, Ghostbusters (1984); Aug. 9, Star Wars: The Force Awakens; and Aug. 16, Back to the Future. Movies will be shown at sundown. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets and snacks. ••

LF class of ’68 celebrating 50 years

Little Flower High School class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Maltese Room, 2049 Bristol Pike in Bensalem.

Tickets cost $55.

Call Carol at 215–431–3852 or email LFreunion1968@gmail.com ••

Bingo planned for St. Bartholmew’s

St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 5560 Harbison Ave., will host cash bingo on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Doors open at noon. The first game starts at 1 p.m. and continues until 4:30.

The cost is $10.

Food and beverages will be for sale. Parking is available behind the church.

Call 215–831–1224. ••

St. Tim’s to hold anniversary Mass

St. Timothy Parish will celebrate the closing of its 90th anniversary observance on Sunday, Oct. 14, with a Mass at noon in the upper church, 3001 Levick St.

The principal celebrant will be Auxiliary Bishop Timothy C. Senior.

The homilist will be Monsignor Daniel J. Sullivan.

A gala banquet will follow at the Regal Ballroom, 5411 Oxford Ave., where there will be cocktails, dinner and dancing.

All present and former parishioners and graduates of the school are invited.

Tables of 10 will be able to be reserved.

To buy tickets, call the rectory at 215–624–6188.

For more information, go to st-tims.org ••

Comic Con at Convention Center

Keystone Comic Con will take place on Friday through Sunday, Sept. 14–16, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 11th and Arch streets.

The event will feature appearances by comic book talent and celebrities, including actors and musicians.

Among those who will be participating are former Eagle Vince Papale, TV personality Bam Margera, actress Anna Paquin, some stars of the television show The Office and professional wrestling manager Jim Cornette.

The scene will also include an artist alley, cosplay and merchandise.

General admission, premium and super VIP tickets are available.

For ticket information, a list of participants and more information, visit keystonecomiccon.com ••

German festival to be held on Aug. 26

The Danube Swabian Association, 1277 Southampton Road, will be holding its annual German Heritage Festival on Sunday, Aug. 26, from noon to 6 p.m.

Activities will include soccer games, folk dancing, German music, German food and children’s games.

For more information, call Fred at 215–722–4253. ••

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