Around Town

Documentary on Philly’s past to be shown

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will present a film, Lost Philadelphia, followed by a discussion on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m.

Presenter Rick Spector will explore Philadelphia’s forgotten past, highlighting the last 100 years in the fields of entertainment, sports, food and neighborhood life.

For information, call 215-364-3802 or email krypton1992@gmail.com ••

John Birch Society meeting on Tuesday

The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets.

The Constitution is the Solution series continues with the film Exposing The Enemies of Freedom.

Refreshments will be served.

The motto of the John Birch Society is “Less Government, More Responsibility and – With God’s Help – A Better World.” ••

Half-price clothing sale at thrift shop

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will hold its half-price clothing sale through Jan. 11. Shop hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call 215-624-9600. ••

Job search workshop at NE Regional

CareerLink will offer help with resumes and job searches on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. (near Bustleton Avenue).

Participation is free. Call 215-685-0522. ••

Open house for model 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: Jan. 12-13 and Feb. 2-3 and 9-10. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.

Call 215-598-7720. ••

Mahjong class to be held at KleinLife

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will hold a Mahjong class on Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Diane Marshall will lead the session on the ancient game. Call 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or email sgeltzer@kleinlife.org ••

Clint Harp at the Philly Home Show

Master woodworker and furniture builder Clint Harp, from HGTV’s Fixer Upper and DIY Network’s Wood Work, will share his knowledge and advice at the Philly Home Show, which runs Jan. 11-13 and 18-20, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 11th and Arch streets. Harp, author of the memoir Handcrafted: A Wood Worker’s Story, will appear on Jan. 18, at 6 p.m., and Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Home Show will feature the newest design trends; hands-on do-it-yourself projects; a pet market; make-it, take-it workshops; and home ideas, products, techniques, tips and space-saving and decorative solutions for interiors and backyards.

Also appearing will be Matt Blashaw, licensed contractor and real estate agent who hosts HGTV’s Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free, and who’s also known from other HGTV and DIY Network shows including Blog Cabin and Professional Grade and Ellen’s Design Challenge on ABC. Blashaw will provide home design and remodeling insights on Jan. 11, at 6 p.m., Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Jan. 13, at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $13. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or at phillyhomeshow.com

Jan. 11 and Jan. 18 are Hero Days, offering one free admission for ID-bearing active or retired military, nurses, first responders, firefighters and teachers. ••