See what events are happening in your neighborhood in the Northeast Times’ Around Town section.
Charity paint party on Saturday
A paint party will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 7051 Tulip St., to raise money for the upcoming Walk to Remember, which benefits people who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Participants will paint Halloween-themed, spider web wine glasses.
The cost is $35. Guests are welcome to BYOB and bring their own snacks.
To register or for information, visit pinotpaintparties.com ••
KleinLife hosting Red Cross
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will host The Red Cross & You on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The public is invited.
“The program will cover many topics including the history and services offered by the Red Cross, how to be Red Cross Ready at home ahead of a disaster, the free smoke alarm installation program, opportunities to get involved and more,” said Ned Bloom, senior specialist for volunteer services for the American Red Cross, Eastern Pennsylvania Region.
Small prizes will be awarded for audience participation. Call 215–698–7300 or visit kleinlife.org ••
Make edible centerpieces
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. (near Bustleton Ave.), will host a class that will teach people to make edible centerpieces using fruits and vegetables on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m.
The free class will be presented by Albertson Cooking School. No registration is required. For more information, call 215–685–0522. ••
Kids Running Series continues
The Healthy Kids Running Series will hold three upcoming events on the grounds of Washington Savings Bank, 2900 Comly Road.
The dates are Sept. 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 email@example.com or visit the Far Northeast Philadelphia, PA — Healthy Kids Running Series page on Facebook. ••
Trip to Cooperstown, New York
The Marlyn Fein Chapter, Board of Associates, Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running a trip to Cooperstown, New York, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.
The trip includes motor coach transportation, three nights accommodations, three breakfasts, three dinners, a guided tour of West Point Military Academy, admission to the Hall of Fame and Museum and a cruise on the Erie Canal.
The cost is $670 per person, triple occupancy, $680 per person, double occupancy, or $880 per person, single occupancy. Taxes and tips are included.
The trip departs from 604 Cottman Ave.
Proceeds benefit cancer research and compassionate patient care. To make a reservation or for more information, call 215–680–3710. ••
Designer Bag Bingo at St. Dom’s
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Auxiliary will sponsor Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
The cost is $40 and includes 12 rounds of bingo, a catered buffet, draft beer and wine. There will be auction baskets and a 50–50.
For more information, contact Donna Giulian at 215–820–0865 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Bernadette Carter at 215–815–4745 or email@example.com ••
Wellness fair in Mayfair
Feast of Justice, 3101 Tyson Ave., will host a wellness fair on Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Vendors will provide screenings, information for all ages and giveaways.
Call 215–268–3510, Ext. 2. ••
Free outdoor movie on Friday
The city Department of Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a free outdoor movie night on Friday, Sept. 28, at Palmer Playground, 3035 Comly Road.
The movie, The Emoji Movie, will start about 15 minutes after sunset. ••
SPIN Boo & Brew 5K to be held Oct. 14
The SPIN Boo & Brew 5K will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at Neshaminy State Park, 3401 State Road, Bensalem. There will also be a 1-mile fun run and costume contest, followed by an.after-party from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, 909 Ray Ave., Croydon.
At the after-party, awards will be distributed. There will also be food trucks, pumpkin and face painting, a bounce house and games. Proceeds will support people with autism and disability.
Sponsors are Aetna, Mat’s Pharmacy & Medical Supply, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Superior Restoration, Steamfitters Local Union 420 and the Northeast Times.
Participants can register starting at 9:30 a.m. or pre-register at runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/SPINBooAndBrew5K ••
Open house at Settlement Music School
Settlement Music School Kardon-Northeast, 3745 Clarendon Ave., will hold an open house on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will include drop-in classes and performances.
The school is enrolling for lessons and workshops for all instruments, skill levels and ages. Financial aid is available. Meanwhile, the Kardon-Northeast branch is looking for a director. Call 215–320–2601. ••
Opera Sunday in Burholme
Amici Opera Company will present Giacomo Orefice’s Chopin on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.
Tickets cost $20. Call 215–224–0257. ••
Workshops at Mt. Zion Baptist
The nurse’s ministry of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Holmesburg, 8101 Erdrick St., invites the community to participate in any of the four free workshops on “Life’s Decisions,” being offered each Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to noon. The topics will be Palliative Care and Hospice, Advanced Directives (Power of Attorney and Living Will), Caring for the Caregiver and Avoiding Financial Exploitation. Call 215–624–8869. ••
Flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s
The Court St. Francis de Sales #2617 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will sponsor a flapjack fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 2535 Castor Ave.
The cost is $8. Kids ages 6–12 pay $4.50. Bring a canned good for an extra raffle ticket. ••
Financial aid night at Father Judge
The guidance departments of Father Judge and St. Hubert high schools are sponsoring a financial aid night on Monday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Judge auditorium, 3301 Solly Ave.
All parents of seniors interested in college or trade schools are encouraged to attend. Junior parents are also welcome. The guest speaker will be Bonnie Behm, director of financial assistance at Villanova University. Behm will be providing information on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. ••
Philadelphia Protestant Home gala is Friday
The Philadelphia Protestant Home’s 13th annual gala for benevolent care will take place on Friday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road.
The evening will include a welcome reception, silent auction, speaker program, dinner, dancing, a photo booth, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 and live music by Legacy. The theme is Lovin’ Philly.
Donations can be sent to Philadelphia Protestant Home, Attn: Fund Development, 6401 Martins Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111.
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information, call 215–697–8086 or visit pphfamily.org/gala ••
Overdose Awareness Walk to be held Sunday
State Rep. Thomas Murt (R-152nd dist.) will sponsor an Overdose Awareness Walk and Hope Expo on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Registration is at 1 p.m. The expo will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 33 Conwell Drive., in Maple Glen.
The Hope Expo is being organized with Angels in Motion. It will feature representatives from state agencies, local addiction support organizations, drug addiction rehab clinics and recovery houses. It will also include information on insurance, treatments and harm reduction.
For more information, call Murt’s office at 215–674–3755. ••
Cancer benefit on Oct. 7
The Marlyn Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a Day at the Races at the Parx Cotillion Room on Street Road in Bensalem on Oct. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The cost is $42 per person. The event is open to people 18 years and older and includes a private room, a private bookie and buffet.
Proceeds support cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
For tickets, call 215–850–1799. ••
Learn about car safety features
The AARP has developed a 90-minute Smart DriverTEK program on new vehicle safety features to assist motorists who are considering a new car purchase or who have recently purchased a car.
The safety features reviewed include smart headlights, reverse monitoring systems, blind spot warning systems, lane departure warning systems, forward collision warning and emergency braking, drowsy driver alerts, assistive parking and adaptive cruise control.
Workshops will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, Red Lion and Knights roads, and on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at The Villages at Pine Valley Clubhouse, 8540 Verree Road.
The cost is $5. Participants can register at aarp.org/PAdriverTEK or by calling 877–805–0458. ••
Open house for recovery school
The Bridge Way School, 7360 Jackson St., will hold an open house on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Bridge Way is a tuition-free high school for students in recovery. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call 267–437–2194 or visit thebridgewayschool.org ••
Firefighters 5K set for Oct. 20
The 44th annual Firefighters Memorial 5K Run will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Pennypack Park entrance at 8500 Pine Road.
The event will take place rain or shine.
The cost is $20 for the 5K and $5 for the 1-mile fun run, if paid by Sept. 30.
The cost is $35 if paid Oct. 1 or after.
Race-day registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the run starting at 11. Awards will be given to the top men and women overall and by age group.
To register, go to runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/FirefightersMemorial5K
For more information, visit Facebook.com/PFDMemorialRun ••
Free trees, recycling bins
Yard trees will be given away on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Frankford Pause Park, 4673 Paul St.
In case of rain, trees will be given away at Daral Building, 4667 Paul St.
Trees must be planted in the ground on private property, not in containers or on the sidewalk.
Recycling bins and other sustainability resources will be available.
To register, contact Ellie Vamos at 216–743–6580, Ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Open house for childhood education program
Harcum College is recruiting for January classes for the associate degree program in Early Childhood Education at the Grace Trinity United Church of Christ, 5200 Oxford Ave.
An open house will take place on Oct. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Classes will be held twice a week from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.
Financial aid and Harcum grants are available for students who qualify.
For further information, call 215–535–3885 or email to email@example.com ••
Volunteer to feed the hungry
The deadline is Oct. 20 to volunteer to package meals for a partnership between Jenkintown’s Grace Presbyterian Church and Rise Against Hunger, a global relief agency.
The goal is to package 50,000 meals that will be distributed free to hungry people around the world.
Church organizers are seeking 150 volunteers to donate two hours of their time on Sunday, Nov. 4, to package the meals. Volunteers age 4 and older are welcome.
People of all faiths are welcome.
To volunteer, go to www.gracejenkintown.org/ ••
Ben Franklin coming to All Saints’ Torresdale
All Saints’ Torresdale History Committee will be hosting a fall forum on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 9601 Frankford Ave.
Guests will learn about the 106-year-old history of All Saints’ Day School from its Montessori roots in 1912 to its heyday at Pen Ryn to present day.
After the presentation, there will be a graveyard tour featuring stories of the educators. Benjamin Franklin will entertain with stories about his friend, Edward Duffield, first president of the Trustees of the Lower Dublin Academy.
Refreshments and light breakfast fare will be available.
The event is free.
Register by going to www.diopa.org and clicking on “October 13 History Fall Forum” or calling the office at 215–637–8787. ••
Movie on Oct. 6 in Burholme Park
Friends of Ryerss is sponsoring an evening of activities on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the museum and library, located in Burholme Park, 7370 Central Ave.
The movie Coco will be shown at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome to wear Halloween costumes and bring a blanket or beach chair.
Starting at 5 p.m., there will be games, face painting, food and free self-guided tours of the museum and library.
Tours of the cupola cost $5.
Call 215–685–0544, ••
New art club seeks members
The Fox Chase Library Art Group is celebrating its 17th anniversary by welcoming new members.
Current members cover a wide range of expertise, style and medium, from beginners to advanced.
Favorite activities include watercolors, acrylic and pastel.
The group offers critiques, shows and parties. There are no fees.
Sessions are every Monday from 1 to 3 at Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St. ••