This week’s Around Town section includes zumba, movie, concerts and a community picnic.
Meet Merrill Reese at Protestant Home
The public is invited to a live taping of the Pro Football Report on Monday, Aug. 20, and Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Philadelphia Protestant Home social hall, 6500 Tabor Ave.
The show is hosted by Merrill Reese. Reese will be joined on Aug. 20 by former Eagles punter Sean Landeta. The show will be broadcast on Aug. 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. on 610-AM ESPN and Aug. 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. on 1490-AM WBCB.
The show taped on Aug. 28 will be broadcast on Aug. 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. on 610-AM and Aug. 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. on 1490-AM.
There will be refreshments, raffles and photo and autograph opportunities. The tapings will be shown on Facebook Live on the WBCB sports page.
Call 215–697–8006 or visit pphfamily.org ••
Led Zeppelin tribute band to perform Aug. 15
The Pennypack Park Music Festival will continue on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with a performance by Black Dog, a tribute to Led Zeppelin.
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 LeCompt (Aug. 22) and Think Pink Floyd, a tribute to Pink Floyd (Sept. 5).
For more information, visit pennypack.org ••
Zumba class Aug. 25 in Frankford
The Frankford Fitness Series will offer a zumba class on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Frankford Pause Park, 4667 Paul St.
Participants are asked to bring their own mats. ••
Volunteer tutors 50 and older 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 Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15–16. To register, call Lavonne at 267–592–4459. ••
Movie night Wednesday 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 ••
Register to perform in local show
The Actors’ Group, in association with the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will host auditions for The Best Of Broadway 4.
Registration will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fox Chase Recreation Center, (7901 Ridgeway St.)
The program fee is $150, $140 for the second family member and $100 for the third family member. Registration is open to ages 6 to adult.
Auditions will take place Sept. 12. Show dates are Nov. 16–18 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.
Call 267–984–0321, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit theactorsgroup.org ••
Tartaglione holding community 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.
For information, call 215–533–0440. ••
Free tour of at Ryerss Museum
Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave. in Burholme Park, will host a tour of its Asian gallery on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m.
Admission is free. Call 215–685–0544 or visit ryerssmuseum.org ••
Back to school event on Tuesday
Brightwood Career Institute’s campus at 177 Franklin Mills Blvd. will host a free back to school event for the community on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The event will feature refreshments, crafts, candy for kids, a scavenger hunt, campus tours and backpack and school supply giveaways.
Attendees 18 and older can enter to win gift cards. ••
Nature/history walk on Sunday
Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature/history walk on Sunday, Aug. 19, starting at 1 p.m.
Walkers can meet at the intersection of Winchester Avenue and Axe Factory Road.
The walk will feature tracing the route of old Axe Factory Road, the ”Echo Villa” site, geology along Axe Factory Run, a visit to the old Fairmount Park pine plantation and learning the natural history of the surrounding forest. The rain date is Aug. 26.
Call 215–934-PARK. ••
Bariatric session at Nazareth
Nazareth Hospital will host a free community bariatric information session on Friday, Aug. 17, from 9 to 10 a.m.to help patients interested in weight-loss surgery.
The session will be held in Nazareth’s DiBello Conference Room, 2601 Holme Ave. To register or for more information, call 1–855-LESS-YOU or visit mercyhealth.org ••
Disaster kits available
Allstate agency owners invite the public to stop by for a free Allstate Foundation starter disaster preparedness kit through Friday, Aug. 17.
The kits include a first aid kit, an emergency blanket a flashlight and resources from the American Red Cross.
Participating Allstate agency locations include Matthew Karakaedos, 8033 Castor Ave.; Mike McCusker, 7975 Oxford Ave.; Gary Pearce, 8745 Frankford Ave.; and Sergey Tsvilikhovskiy, 8509 Bustleton Ave. ••
Farmers market on Aug. 22
The Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave., will host a Greensgrow Farmers Market on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Tara at 215–685–0576. ••
Movie night on Thursday
Riverfront North Partnership will present Back to the Future on Thursday, Aug. 16, on the soccer field at Pennypack on the Delaware, a riverfront park at 7750 State Road (near Rhawn Street).
The movie will be shown at sundown.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets and snacks. ••
Vision Furniture unveils workshop
Vision Furniture announced the unveiling of its 2,100-square-foot paint refinishing workshop at 4219 Van Kirk St. in Wissinoming. VF is able to refinish up to 500 Chiavari Chairs per day.
“This paint facility makes it possible for us to not only touch up our rental inventory but also take on refurbishment projects from companies who have purchased VF brand Chiavari Chairs over the past 15 years. Also, our business thrives on the ability to create new products for event rentals, like our Champagne Mirror Tables and Reclaimed Wood Farm Tables — and our new workshop allows us to do just that,” said Anthony Tokarchyk, president and owner of Vision Furniture. “We are excited to branch out and offer new services”
The project created five jobs.
“Being able to easily touch up our rental inventory means that all of our event rental customers can enjoy rental chairs that look brand new,” said Sonya Tokarchyk, co-owner and head of the Business to Business Event Rental Department. “And any local special event venue or rental company that needs their inventory refinished can depend on us for high-quality refurbishment services as well.”
For more information, visit https://www.chiavarichairs.com/ ••
Senior bowlers needed for league
Pennypack Senior Bowling League is seeking bowlers for its league, which begins on Sept. 4.
The league bowls Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave.
Members are 50 and older.
For more information, contact Dan Sperber at 267–446–0159 or email@example.com ••
Career fair slated for Sept. 12
Jobseekers are invited to RecruitmentQueen’s fifth annual Bucks County Fall Career Fair on Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Neshaminy Mall, in the Sears Court.
RecruitmentQueen President and CEO Jennifer Schultz expects dozens of employers — with a combined total of 1,000 or more jobs — to exhibit at the career fair.
Positions will be available in a variety of fields, including customer service, sales, management, insurance, administrative, banking, clerical, finance, healthcare, retail and warehousing.
So far, the following employers will be participating: Penn Community Bank, Traffic Plan, Horsham Clinic, Pennswood Village, Friends Hospital, PA CareerLink and Sykes Enterprises.
For more information, visit www.recruitmentqueen.com ••
Bridesburg seniors Tennessee bound
Bridesburg All Saints Seniors will enjoy A Taste of Country Christmas in Nashville, Tennessee.
The seniors will spend five days and four nights in Tennessee, from Dec. 8–12.
The trip includes Christmas Dinner with Trace Adkins, a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry and a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The cost is $725 double occupancy.
Call 215–292–6402. ••
Tot program at Holmesburg Rec Center
Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. (at Ditman Street), is accepting applications for its tot rec program for preschoolers ages 3–5.
Three- and five-day programs are available.
The 2018–19 program starts Sept. 5.
To register, stop in the center weekdays or call 215–685–8714. ••