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Around Town: Aug. 8

See what’s happening this week in Northeast Philadelphia.

Ami Yares at Philadelphia Folk Fest. Source: FolkFest.org

Holy Inn going to AC

Holy Innocents Catholic Church is organizing a casino trip for Wednesday, Aug. 15.

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A bus will depart from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. A Mass will be celebrated at noon at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, followed by a procession to a blessing of the sea.

A carnival-like reception at St. Michael Church will follow.

The trip includes a $25 slots package at Tropicana Casino. The bus will depart the casino at 5 p.m.

The cost is $30.

To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••

Frankford Fitness Series underway

The Frankford Fitness Series offers yoga for beginners and zumba classes on two upcoming Saturdays.

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

A yoga class will take place on Aug. 11.

A Zumba class will take place on Aug. 25.

Participants are asked to bring their own mats. ••

Journey tribute on Aug. 8

The Pennypack Park Music Festival will continue on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with a performance by the Idol Kings, a tribute to Journey.

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 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 www.pennypack.org ••

Movie and discussion at KleinLife

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will conclude its Lifelong Learning summer special film series on Tuesday, Aug. 14, with Gloomy Sunday.

The public is invited to participate with members.

The movie will be followed by a discussion led by Moylan Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts at Penn State.

The cost is $13.

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

Folk Fest tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the 57th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.

The festival will take place from Aug. 16–19 at the Old Pool Farm, in Upper Salford Township, near Schwenksville, Montgomery County.

There will be an opening-night camping exclusive concert with Gina Chavez-Talisk and Toronzo Cannon.

The Aug. 17 lineup will be highlighted by Patty Griffin, the David Bromberg Quintet and Riders in the Sky.

On Aug. 18, the lineup will feature Valerie June, Chris Smither, Eileen Ivers and Balsam Range.

The final day will include Wynonna & The Big Noise, Shovels & Rope and Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band.

For more information, visit www.folkfest.org ••

Concert Thursday at PPH

The John Hoey Orchestra will play on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Protestant Home social hall, 6500 Tabor Ave.

There will be a 50/50, and refreshments will be for sale.

Call 215–697–8000. ••

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. ••

Volunteer tutors needed

Tutoring, AARP is recruiting volunteer tutors 50 and older.

Learn about becoming an AARP tutor to children at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, Aug. 14, Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16.

To register, call Lavonne at 267–592–4459. ••

Tartaglione holding picnics

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

The schedule is 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. ••

Movie night Aug. 15 at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave. in Burholme Park, will host a movie night on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

There will be games, face painting, activities and food from 6 to 8 p.m. Ryerss Museum will be open for free self-guided and guided tours for $5.

At 8 p.m., The Lego Batman Movie will be shown under the stars. Visitors are welcome to bring a blanket or beach chair.

Call 215–685–0544 or visit ryerssmuseum.org ••

Learn about solar

The Philadelphia Energy Authority will hold a Solarize Philly program on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bustleton Library Bustleton Library.

Representatives will explain the process of signing up for Solarize Philly, a new financing option and a job training program.

For more information, call 215–686–4483. ••

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