See what events are happening in your neighborhood in the Northeast Times’ Around Town section.
O’Neill holding upcoming events
City Councilman Brian O’Neill will sponsor events on three upcoming Saturdays, all from 9 a.m. to noon.
There will be an e-cycling event on Oct. 6 at O’Neill’s office at 7522 Castor Ave.
A recycle bucket giveaway will take place on Oct. 20 at his office at 432 Rhawn St.
A shredding event is set for Nov. 3 at his office at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
For more information, call 215–686–3422. ••
Motorcycle ride will benefit police program
Motorcyclists are invited to take part in the Michael the Archangel Police and Military Ride on Sunday, Oct. 7. After a playing of the national anthem at 9:50 a.m., bikes will depart at 10 a.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road, and arrive, via police escort, at DeSales University around 11 a.m.
At DeSales, the Rev. Steve Wetzel will conduct a prayer service and blessing of the motorcycles and riders. The cost is $20 and includes a buffet. All proceeds benefit Michael the Archangel Ministry Program, which provides pastoral care and crisis ministry 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all active and retired officers and their families.
For more information, call Wetzel at 215–837–0780. ••
Kensington alumni luncheon on Oct. 20
All Kensington High School graduates and their guests are invited to an alumni luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 20, 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. ••
Movie on Saturday 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, ••
Revival at Holmesburg church
The Mount Zion Baptist Church of Holmesburg, 8101 Erdrick St., will be hosting its annual fall revival on Friday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The revivalist will be the Rev. Loreno R. Flemmîngs, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Somerville, New Jersey.
Call 215–624–8869. ••
Race will benefit scholarship fund
The Crusader Classic 5K Run will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Lt. Robert Neary Scholarship Fund in memory of the firefighter who died in April 2012 while battling a five-alarm inferno at an abandoned East Kensington warehouse. Neary was a 1970 Father Judge High School graduate.
The entry fee is $30. The cost is $15 for youths 18 and under. For each adult registration, $5 will be sent to Homes for Troops.
Registrations will take place in the Father Judge school yard, 3301 Solly Ave., beginning at 7:30 a.m. Event T-shirts will be provided to all who pre-register (and to race-day registrants while supplies last).
The race will start at the bandshell in Pennypack Park, near Welsh Road and Rowland Avenue, at 9 a.m. It will finish with a lap around the Judge track.
Medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in age groups.
For additional information, call 215–338–9494, Ext. 1129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Senior Expo on Friday
State Seb. John Sabatina Jr. will hold a Senior Expo on Friday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Road (at Roosevelt Blvd.).
Call 215–695–1020. ••
Job fair at NE Regional
The Free Library of Philadelphia will present a job fair on Friday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. The fair is free, and no registration is required.
More information can be found at freelibrary.org/jobfairs ••
Programs at KleinLife
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., begins its fall Lifelong Learning series on Monday, Oct. 8. The public is invited to participate. Programs will take Mondays through Thursdays.
The programs are being offered in two-, five- and eight-week sessions and range in price from $15 per person to $60 per person for members and $25 per person to $80 per person to the general public.
For information, contact Linda Hershman at 215–698–7 300, Ext. 114 or email@example.com ••
Ladies Night Out at Presentation BVM
Presentation BVM School will host a Ladies Night Out on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the church hall, 100 Old Soldiers Road in Cheltenham.
Tickets cost $25 apiece or $100 for five and include a DJ, finger food, dessert, soda and a glass of wine.
The evening will also include vendors and raffles.
For more information, call 215–379–3798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Day at the Races benefit is Sunday
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 Sunday, 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. ••
Holy Innocents going to Atlantic City
Holy Innocents Catholic Church is sponsoring a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, Oct. 7.
A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. and leave Resorts at 4:30 p.m.
The cost is $30. There will be $20 in slot cash.
To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••
Running series for kids
The Healthy Kids Running Series will hold two upcoming events on the grounds of Washington Savings Bank, 2900 Comly Road.
The dates are 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 or email email@example.com. ••
Overbrook class reunion
Overbrook High School class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Valley Forge Casino Resort. The evening will include dinner and dancing.
For information, visit overbrookhigh1968.com or call 215–532–1982. ••
Craft and vendor sale coming to St. Matt’s
The Friends of St. Matthew will host a fall craft & vendor sale on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school auditorium, 3040 Cottman Ave.
Proceeds will benefit the school’s tuition scholarship fund.
Vendors interested in participating can email firstname.lastname@example.org ••
The Geator coming to Somerton
Jerry Blavat, the “Geator with the Heater,” will help La Casa Di Lucia, 14425 Bustleton Ave., celebrate its 30th anniversary with a dance party on Friday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink. Call 215–677–6111. ••
Dining Car celebrating Community Fun Day
The Dining Car, 8826 Frankford Ave., will take part in the Greater Holmesburg Business Association’s Community Fun Day on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Volunteers from the Free Library of Philadelphia will conduct children’s storybook readings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., followed by cupcake decorating classes with the Dining Car’s Miss Heather Anne.
Local author Charity Rue will read her children’s book, Best Buds b & d, at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., followed by arts and crafts. ••
Fall festival and flea market
Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., will have an indoor fall festival and flea market on Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be a wellness center with health information and free blood pressure checks and free flu shots with insurance or Medicare cards. AARP and Free Library of Philadelphia representatives will be on hand.
The church will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Holmesburg Food Pantry. Anyone donating an item will receive a coupon for a free hot dog. Children can make and take crafts. Call 215–698–8391. ••