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American Red Cross seeking blood donations

The American Red Cross is holding several upcoming blood donor events.

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The public can give blood on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christos Mar Thoma Church, 9999 Gantry Road; Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brightwood Career Institute, 177 Franklin Mills Blvd.; and on Thursday, Sept. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at Harmony Place, 8420 Roosevelt Blvd. Go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS. ••

Support Philly roller derby team

The Philadelphia Belles will be competing in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association international roller derby playoffs, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 in Spain.

The team is selling T-shirts here and has a Crowdrise fundraiser here to offset the travel costs for the team. ••

Sign up to cheer and dance

The Torresdale Boys Club cheer and dance teams will hold registration on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. at 4500 Linden Ave. The fee is $140 for the season. Girls age 4–12 are invited to sign up. Practice begins at 6 p.m. Beginners are welcome. For information, call 215–338–8277 or email PAcheer25@aol.com

Think Pink Floyd in concert on Sept. 5

The Pennypack Park Music Festival will conclude on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with a performance by Think Pink Floyd, a tribute to Pink Floyd.

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

For information, visit pennypack.org ••

History network meeting Sept. 5

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. at Pennepack Baptist Church, 8732 Krewstown Road. The topic will be the 1918 influenza epidemic. Information will be provided by journalist Peg Quann. ••

Tuesday night league seeks bowlers

Resurrection Bowling League is looking for male and female bowlers, individuals and teams.

The league bowls on Tuesdays at 8:15 p.m. at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave. League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 4. Anyone interested in bowling can call 215–725–3556 or 215–802–6912. ••

New Cub Scout Pack forms

The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection are chartering Cub Scout Pack 2226 for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Beginning in September, the Pack will meet on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Artisans, 8100 Roosevelt Blvd., second floor. For information, go here.••

Kids get free museum admission

The Museum of the American Revolution, 3rd and Chestnut streets, is offering free admission to kids 12 and under Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1–3.

Every child also will receive a free back-to-school packet, including colored pencils, a mini history-themed coloring book and a pocket-sized Declaration of Independence. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Tickets are available by calling 215–253–6731 or at the front desk. ••

Local thrift shop reopens

The Classroom Thrift Shop has reopened at Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, 4301 Tyson Ave.

It is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 215–624–9600. ••

Running series for kids

The Healthy Kids Running Series will hold four upcoming events on the grounds of Washington Savings Bank, 2900 Comly Road.

The dates are Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7 and 14. The meetup is at 4 p.m.

On-site registration begins at 3:15 p.m.

To pre-register or for more information, call 215–360–2855, email hkrsfarnortheast@gmail.com or visit the Far Northeast Philadelphia, PA — Healthy Kids Running Series page on Facebook. ••

Bark for Life benefits Cancer Society

The annual American Cancer Society Bark for Life will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Neshaminy State Park, Pavilion 3, 3401 State Road in Bensalem.

There will be vendors, along with food for people and activities, games and contests for dogs.

The dog registration fee is $15. The cost for vendors is $25.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

To register a dog, sign up as a vendor or for more information, contact Gayle at 215–630–4199 or animalhall@aol.com ••

Fun run for good cause

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host the Apples & Honey Fun Run 5K and 1K on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds will support Cook for a Friend.

Call 215–677–1600 or visit here. ••

Pedestrian crossing at Byberry and Proctor

A pedestrian crossing beacon has been installed at Byberry and Proctor roads in Somerton.

“This was important to the community,” said state Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.). “After neighbors contacted us about their concerns over the safety of this intersection, I immediately requested the Philadelphia streets department conduct a study to evaluate the intersection and to take action to improve safety. Streets department officials determined a button-operated pedestrian crossing beacon was the best solution.” ••

Kensington alumni luncheon on Oct. 20

All Kensington High School graduates and their guests are invited to an alumni luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway in Trevose.

The cost is $30 per person.

For more information, call Tamara Taylor at 267–699–6331. ••

Road work on Philmont Avenue

Weekday and weeknight lane restrictions are scheduled on Philmont Avenue, from Byberry Road to the Bucks County, through early September.

Work is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for resurfacing operations. ••

Senior league seeks new bowlers

Pennypack Senior Bowling League is seeking bowlers for its league, which begins on Tuesday, 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 248dansperber@gmail.com ••

Clothing drive to benefit cancer care

The Marlyn Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Sept. 22 at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The public is encouraged to bring gently used clothing, accessories, books and small trinkets in bags or boxed for pickup.

The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Toomey staff at Murt’s office

To help his constituents receive assistance with federal issues, state Rep. Thomas Murt (R-152nd dist.) will host staff members from the office of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey for a constituent service day.

The event will take place on Friday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Murt’s district office, 19 S. York Road in Hatboro.

For information, call 215–674–3755. ••

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