Around Town: Oct. 17
There are plenty of things happening in the Northeast this week, including a free concert, Brews at Burholme, a food truck festival and more.
Free concert at Rhawnhurst church
Nashville-based New Legacy Project will be in concert on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at Redemption Lutheran Church, 8001 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawnhurst.
The group was formerly known as the Blackwood Legacy Quartet and tours about 180 dates per year, coast to coast.
Admission is free for this non-denominational event.
For more information, visit newlegacyproject.com ••
Brews at Burholme on Saturday
Burholme Park Golf Center and Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company will host Brews at Burholme on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the golf center, 401 Cottman Ave.
There will be discounts, including $1 off mini-golf. Draft beers will be available, and the golf range, arcade, batting cages and golf center café will be open. A portion of the proceeds will go directly back to Burholme Park. For information, visit the Brews at Burholme Facebook event page. ••
Kensington High School alumni luncheon
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 information, call 267–699–6331. ••
Free shredding event to be held Saturday
State Rep. Tom Murt and the Lower Moreland Police Benevolent Association will hold a shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the St. Albert the Great Parish parking lot, 212 Welsh Road in Huntingdon Valley.
Electronic devices and small appliances can be recycled. Used cell phones will be donated to Laurel House, a nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic violence.
No televisions or monitors will be accepted.
Call 215–674–3755. ••
Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Nazareth Hospital will hold a free event, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, to discuss Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The event will feature two discussions: “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” and “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.”
A guest speaker from the Alzheimer’s Association will provide information on how to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s and how diet and nutrition can affect cognitive health. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. and take place in Nazareth Hospital’s DiBello Conference Room, located at 2601 Holme Ave. Registration is required. Call 215–335–6100. ••
History tour at All Saints’
All Saints’ History Committee will present a living history tour, Grave Matters, on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Tour times will be 3:30 and 5 p.m.
Members of the History Committee bring the dead to life as they tell their unfortunate stories.
Tickets are $5. Proceeds benefit the historic preservation project in the graveyard. An all-you-can-eat soup dinner will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $5. A combo ticket for the tour and soup dinner is available for $8.
All Saints’ is at 9601 Frankford Ave.
Call 215–637–8787. ••
Remembering the 1983 Beirut bombing
The annual Beirut Memorial Remembrance Day ceremony will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at Dock Street and Columbus Boulevard, at Penn’s Landing.
The 35th annual memorial will remember the 241 peacekeeping servicemen who died in the bombing of their barracks in 1983. The dead consisted of 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three U.S. Army soldiers.
Among those in attendance will be survivors of the attack and family members of the fallen. There will be a guest speaker, and a bagpiper will play Amazing Grace. ••
Food truck festival on Saturday
PJP Marketplace, a grocery and supply store at Frankford Avenue and Academy Road, will host a food truck festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 6 p.m.
Among those in attendance will be Slurp Philly, BrazBQ Creme Brolee, Nick’s Roast Beef, Dagwood’s, Jersey Johnny’s Grill, El Guaco Taco, Chef Puff’s, Palate House, Lil Trent’s, Roasted Liberties, Balls Gone Wild and Awesome Little Cupcakes.
PJP Marketplace will be selling $1 Bud and Bud Light bottles and $2 seasonal autumn brews.
The event will feature a costume contest and trunk or treat car-decorating contest, with prizes including a $75 PJP gift card. The store is also holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit Feast of Justice. The festival will include a complimentary bounce house for children. The event is being held rain or shine. ••
Talent show coming to St. Cecilia
St. Cecilia Parish will hold St. Cecilia’s Got Talent on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the school hall, 535 Rhawn St.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The show will start at 7.
Tickets cost $10, and tables can be reserved..
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and refreshments. Water, soda and snacks will be for sale.
Contact Mary at 215–287–2792 or firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Nature and history walk on Sunday
Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature and history walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m.
Participants will meet at the parking lot at the playground at Verree and Susquehanna roads.
The walk will follow mostly rough trails to view spring house ruins, outstanding rock formations, an ancient stone bridge and some of the park’s older forest areas.
The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 28.
For information, call 215–934-PARK. ••
Discounts available for Glen Foerd show
Glen Foerd on the Delaware has teamed with Elkins Park-based improv theater troupe Bright Invention to bring the classic mystery game Clue to life.
Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host four interactive performances of Room with a Clue. The show is for all ages. Guests will search the mansion and question characters for the information they need to make an accusation and solve the murder.
There will be music and a cash bar.
Performances will be held at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28.
The performance lasts about 90 minutes. Tickets are $30 each at bit.do/rwaclue
Northeast Times readers can take $5 off with the code NETIMES. ••
Bariatric session at Nazareth
Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., will host a free bariatric information session for the community to educate patients about life-changing weight-loss surgery options and support services.
The session is set for Friday Oct. 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Nazareth’s DiBello Conference Room.
Registration is required.
Call 855-LESS-YOU or visit mercyhealth.org ••
O’Neill holding events
City Councilman Brian O’Neill will sponsor events on two upcoming Saturdays, both from 9 a.m. to noon.
A recycle bucket giveaway will take place on Oct. 20 at O’Neill’s 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 information, call 215–686–3422. ••
Crafts at 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 email@example.com ••
The Geator coming to NE
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. ••
Volunteer to feed the hungry
The deadline is Saturday, 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 gracejenkintown.org ••
Firefighters 5K on Saturday
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 $35.
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 ••
Business startup event
The public is invited to learn about starting a business from the Small Business Administration on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.
The presentation is free. No registration is required.
Call 215–685–0501. ••
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 cssapplesandhoneyfunrun18.eventbrite.com ••
Donate coupons for troops
RSVP Philadelphia, located at KleinLife, is asking area residents to donate any unused manufacturers’ food coupons to the Support Our Troops organization in Daytona, Florida.
Volunteers also are needed to help cut and sort coupons at KleinLife every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Coupons can be dropped off at RSVP Philadelphia or mailed to RSVP Philadelphia, 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116.
For additional information or to volunteer, call Suzanne Udell at 267–345–7787. ••
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 ••
Oct. 24 meeting at Picariello
City Councilman Brian O’Neill invites neighbors to a community meeting to review and provide input to plans for improvements at Picariello Playground, 10811 Calera Road.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For those unable to attend the meeting, the plans will remain on display for the following month. Call 215–437–9167. ••
Donate Halloween candy
Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters is holding its annual post-Halloween Candy Buy Back Program.
Doc Bresler’s pays people $1 for each pound of candy (up to five pounds). The office then matches that dollar amount and donates the money to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Temple Dental Haiti Club, which provides financial assistance to the impoverished Haitian population, who are in desperate need of oral health and dental care.
All collected candy is sent to first responders and Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Donations can be made on Thursday, Nov. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. at 240 Geiger Road.
Learn more at facebook.com/OperationGratitude
If a school or organization is interested in making candy donations, email firstname.lastname@example.org ••