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Holy Inn going to Atlantic City

Holy Innocents Parish is planning a trip to the Tropicana Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

A bus will depart from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m.

The cost is $50. The trip includes $15 in slot cash, a Tropicana buffet and the holiday show Jingle.

The bus will depart the Tropicana at 5:30 p.m.

To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Christmas bazaar to be held Saturday

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 205 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, will hold a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature crafts, food, raffles, a Santa secret shop, baked goods, costume jewelry, white elephant gifts and lunch with Santa from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and includes a meal and drink, along with a craft for kids.

For information, call 215-663-9903 or visit HolyNativityRockledge.org ••

Victorian Christmas Bazaar at Ryerss

The Friends of Ryerss will present the 42nd annual Victorian Christmas Bazaar and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ryerss Museum & Library, in Burholme Park, at 7370 Central Ave.

The day will include craft vendors, a tea room, caroling by students from New Foundations Charter School, Santa, live greens, baked goods, raffles, a used book sale, a blacksmith demonstration and festive decorations.

Admission is free. ••

Donate toys at O’Neill’s offices

City Councilman Brian O’Neill and the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program are teaming up again to provide toys to less fortunate children in the community this holiday season.

Residents can drop off new and unwrapped toys at any of O’Neill’s five offices.

To donate a new and unwrapped toy, call or visit one of O’Neill’s offices: 7522 Castor Ave. (215-685-0438); 432 Rhawn St. (215-685-6431); FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167); Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street, above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432); City Hall (215-686-3422). ••

Christmas Village Sunday in Mayfair

Mayfair’s Christmas Village and tree lighting will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues.

The event will feature a craft/artisan fair, pictures with Santa, drinks, food trucks and live music.

Call 267-538-4668 or visit mayfairphilly.com ••

Santa Claus coming to Holmesburg

The Friends of Holmesburg Library is sponsoring a visit by Santa Claus on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

There will be cookies, candy canes, holiday crafts, pictures and storytime. Call 215-685-8756. ••

Open house for railroad club

The Abington Lines Model Railroad Club, 2066 Second Street Pike in Richboro, will host several open houses. Open houses are scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on the following weekend days: Dec. 1-2, 8-9 and 29-30 and Jan. 5-6 and 12-13 and Feb. 2-3 and 9-10.

Admission is free. Donations are accepted.

Call 215-598-7720. ••

UPS hiring for the season

UPS is hiring for seasonal driver helpers and package handlers.

Complete an online application at upsjobs.com

A presentation and interviews will take place on Friday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. (near Bustleton Avenue).

For questions, call 215-685-0522. ••

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.

The Pack meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Artisans, 8100 Roosevelt Blvd., second floor.

For more information, visit bsatroop226.com/node/1498 ••

Mahjong class starting at KleinLife

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will hold a Mahjong class on Wednesdays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., through Jan. 10. Diane Marshall will lead the sessions on the ancient game.

The cost is $45 and includes a Mahjong card. Payment can be made at the front desk. Call 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or email sgeltzer@kleinlife.org ••

Free job assistance for young adults

The Center for Young Adults, 1260 Veterans Highway in Bristol, assists out-of-school young adults, ages 16 to 24, who are entering the workforce.

The center offers free GED classes, test vouchers, job readiness training, job search assistance, coaching, internships, transition planning and resume preparation to qualified young adults.

Call Amanda at 215-781-1073, Ext. 2273 to schedule an appointment or attend an orientation session. ••

Donate Christmas gift

Houseman Recreation Center, 5091 Summerdale Ave., is accepting donations of Christmas gifts and toys through Dec. 11.

Gifts should be new and unwrapped. They can be for boys or girls ages 3 months to 16 years. ••

Keystone N Trak to host holiday open house

The Keystone N Trak Model Railroad Club will be hosting its annual holiday open house events at its location, at the Dublin TEC Center, Suite 216, 123 N. Main St. (Rt. 313), in Dublin.

The public is invited to attend and see N Scale trains running on a layout on Dec. 2, 9, 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information check out facebook.com/keystonentrak ••

War vets traveling to Resorts

Jewish War Vets Post 98 is sponsoring a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The group will attend the show From Kibbutz to Broadway.

A bus will leave at 10 a.m. from Welsh Road and Leonard Street, in front of Tremont Plaza, near Burger King.

Parking is available on the street.

Tickets cost $37 and include $10 slot play and $5 food credit.

Call 215-742-1420 or 215-673-6942. ••

Help available during the holidays

Life Coach Philly ~ International School of Coaching announces free help for the holidays. Life Coach Philly’s team of trained specialists are reaching out to those who feel stuck and struggle to move forward during the holidays.

This event is a great opportunity for the community to experience for themselves the value of working with a Certified Professional Life Coach.

Sessions with certified professional life coaches will be offered through New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. For information or to register, go to lifecoachphilly.com ••

Seniors are Tennessee bound

Bridesburg All Saints Seniors will enjoy A Taste of Country Christmas in Nashville, Tennessee. The seniors will spend five days and four nights in Tennessee, from Dec. 8-12.

The trip includes Christmas Dinner with Trace Adkins, a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry and a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The cost is $725 double occupancy.

Call 215-292-6402. ••

Help available for empty nesters

Joanne M. Cifaldi-Scherff recently completed a life coach course with Paula Michele Boyle, and is now a certified empty nester coach. Cifaldi-Scherff is available to meet with fellow empty nesters one on one or over the phone.

For information, call 267-255-8708, email joanne@emptynestercoach.com or visit emptynestercoach.com ••

Northeast native hosting car show

After 15 years with the National Audubon Society, Northeast native Steven Saffier is hosting a new automotive show on 610 ESPN Sports radio.

Saffier is a bird expert and backyard conservation expert who has appeared on Philadelphia television and radio and in print many times.

He produces and is the host of CarSmarts Radio, which can be heard Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon.

“This show is not just for the car enthusiast, but for everyday commuters. We’ll cover it all – from tire choice to the racing heritage of our area,” he said.

The show is also available as a podcast on the station’s website, 610ESPN.com

For more information, visit carsmartsradio.com ••

Local dentist earns honor

Dr. Joshua Bresler, a pediatric dentist and an owner of Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, was selected by the Board of Regents and the American College of Dentists as a Fellow in the College.

Bresler is medical director of Red Lion Surgicenter (240 Geiger Road), assistant professor at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and co-owner/pediatric dentist at Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters (8566 Bustleton Ave.).

Bresler is a graduate of Penn State University, and studied Dentistry at Temple and Pediatric Dentistry at Penn and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. ••

Summer camp at Insectarium

The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion will host its second year of summer camp.

Registration is $300 per week.

For more details, call 215-335-9500. ••

Donate to Toys for Tots

Two Allstate agency owners in the Northeast are teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to spread holiday cheer through Dec. 7.

Community members are encouraged to stop by the agencies owned by Jonathan Wright (9967 Bustleton Ave.) and Barry Petroziello (12327 Academy Road) to donate toys.

“As a small business owner in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, I see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing our area,” Wright said. “I’m proud to join my fellow Allstate agency owners in supporting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and encourage community members to stop by to donate to this great organization.” ••

Have breakfast with Santa

The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will sponsor a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Guests should enter at Ditman Street and Bleigh Avenue.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for children. Children under 2 are free. The price includes a full breakfast, activities and a visit from Santa.

Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 4. Download form at bit.ly/SHSantaBreakfast18 or email shaabreakfastwithsanta@gmail.com ••

Volunteer to help small business owners

An open house sponsored by SCORE Philadelphia will take place on Friday, Jan, 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

SCORE is seeking skilled, experienced volunteers to mentor small business owners and help them succeed.

To register or for more information, call 215-685-0522 or visit https://conta.cc/2PVR3tt ••

Henon wants needle disposal containers

City Councilman Bobby Henon introduced legislation that will require city health centers, hospitals and pharmacies, to make sharps disposal containers available for public use.

“Sharps” are needles used for injection. Proper disposal of sharps can help prevent injury and stop the spread of disease.

Henon believes that making proper disposal of sharps more convenient will decrease the number of sharps that litter the streets or mixed in with trash.

Henon’s bill has been referred to City Council’s Committee on Public Health and Human Services. ••

Submarine lecture at NE Regional

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host Submarine Warfare During World War II on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Learn about U.S. Navy, Japanese, British and German submarine warfare.

The event is free. No registration is required. ••

Free guided trolley tours of historic Tacony

The Tacony Community Development Corporation and Historical Society of Tacony will be sponsoring free guided trolley tours of the historic neighborhood on Dec. 8.

The tours will depart from Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave., at noon and 1 p.m., and are recommended for adults and children over 10 years of age.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended and can be done by visiting the library during operating hours or by calling the Historical Society of Tacony at 215-338-8790.

The tours will be offered as part of Winterfest. ••

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