This week’s events include a honey festival, a concert in the park and more.
Honey Festival to take place this weekend
The ninth annual Philadelphia Honey Festival, presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, will take place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 7–9.
The sites are Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.; Wyck House, 6026 Germantown Ave., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festival will feature honey tastings, open hive demonstrations, food trucks, mead and honey beer sampling, children’s activities, a vendor marketplace, local honey for sale, a bee beard, keynote speakers, historic house tours and honey extraction.
For more information, visit phillyhoneyfest.com ••
Give blood on Thursday afternoon
The American Red Cross is holding a blood donor event 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. ••
Think Pink Floyd in concert on Wednesday
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.
Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
For more information, visit pennypack.org ••
History network meeting Wednesday night
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. ••
Enjoy the opera in Somerton
The Multicultural Arts Exchange will sponsor Opera Broadway Cabaret at Melody: Evening One — Opera Cake on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Melody Restaurant, 11723 Bustleton Ave. in the Leo Mall.
People of all ages are invited.
Tickets cost $65 and include a full-course dinner. Discounts are available for groups of eight or more. It’s a BYOB event.
Call 215–673–2545. ••
Sign up for Citizens Planning Institute
The deadline is Sept. 11 to apply for the Citizens Planning Institute.
The Citizens Planning Institute is a course on city planning, zoning and development. It is a program of the City Planning Commission.
Classes are Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., from Oct. 3 to Nov. 14, in Center City. The cost is $100, and scholarships are offered. Dinner is included.
Call 215–683–4648 or email email@example.com for a print application. ••
Doo Wop Festival will benefit FOP survivors fund
The Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
Admission is $25 and includes food, draft beer and soda. Parking is free, and a shuttle bus will be available.
All proceeds benefit the FOP survivors fund.
Ten of the area’s top vocal groups will perform, and some of Philadelphia’s best oldies radio disc jockeys will be in attendance.
The event is rain or shine.
Call 215–629–3600 or visit fop5.org ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Peace devotions at St. Timothy Church
The 10th annual Fatima Holy Hours for World Peace, sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy Church, 3001 Levick St.
Devotions will include rosary, benediction and procession of the Fatima statue. All are welcome. ••
Apply for elementary school scholarship
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia will hold an application launch on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. Income-eligible families are invited to apply for 2,000 new kindergarten to eighth-grade scholarships to tuition-based schools. ••
Church planning for the future
The First Baptist Church of Huntingdon Valley, 2451 Murray Ave. in Huntingdon Valley, is planning a groundbreaking commencement service on Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 1 p.m.
The church is 118 years old, and the edifice will be demolished and rebuilt to meet the spiritual and growing community needs of the neighborhood.
The land will be preserved as an historical site. ••
Resource expo at Tarken Rec Center
Tarken Recreation Center, 6250 Frontenac St., will host a resource expo on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will feature vendors, local business owners, service providers and free flu shots from Rite Aid. ••
Bambies to party at Maggie’s
The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will sponsor Bambies by the River on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe, 9242 N. Delaware Ave.
Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door and include food, beer, wine, drink specials and a DJ.
Email Charlene Ritchie at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ••