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CD, St. Hubert alumnae hoops

St. Hubert High School will host a girls alumnae basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 26.

A Cardinal Dougherty alumnae game will take place at 2 p.m., followed by a St. Hubert alumnae game at 3 p.m.

The cost is $10 per player.

Afterward, there will be a reception at Jimmy’s Timeout Sports Pub, 5001 Linden Ave. (at State Road.), from 5 to 8 p.m.

Registration is available at ••

St. William celebrating 100 years

St. William Parish will begin the celebration of its 100th anniversary with an opening Mass and luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez, a former St. William pastor, will celebrate Mass at 11:30 a.m. in the upper church, 6200 Rising Sun Ave.

The Mass will also be televised in the lower church, which is handicap accessible. Communion will also be distributed in the lower church.

A free luncheon with an international flair will follow in the parish hall, Argyle and Robbins streets. ••

MLK Day of Service in Holmesburg

Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Holmesburg, 8101 Erdrick St., will be hosting an MLK Day of Service entitled, “Racism: Come to the Table,” on Monday, Jan. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

There will be a continental breakfast, presentations and activities for all ages.

Canned and dry goods will be accepted for the King’s Kitchen (food pantry at Holmesburg United Methodist Church). ••

MLK celebration to be held on Monday

Frankford’s 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Frankford Friends School school annex, at 1424 Orthodox St. (at Penn Street).

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.

Canned goods will be accepted for food banks.

Call 267-257-1670. ••

Designer bag bingo at BVM

Maternity BVM’s Home and School Association will sponsor its annual Designer Bags Galore and More Bingo on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and include 12 games of bingo and a lucky 13 game, coffee, tea, soda, water and dessert. It’s a BYOB event for people 21 and older. There will be raffle baskets, 50/50, vendors and door prizes.

The event will take place in the parish hall, 9222 Old Bustleton Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m.

There will be a special bingo round for men.

For tickets or information, call Chrissy Killich at 215-913- 7324. ••

Rally for life at St. Katherine of Siena

The Northeast Philadelphia Stand Up for Life Rally will take place on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Katherine of Siena Church, 9700 Frankford Ave.

For additional information, email or call 215-393-3610. ••

Nursing event at Chickie’s & Pete’s

Nazareth Hospital is sponsoring a nursing recruitment event on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd.

Bring a curriculum vitae or resume.

Call 610-567-6940. ••

AARP tutoring session is Thursday

Learn how to become an AARP tutor and help children improve their reading skills at an information session at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, or Friday, Jan. 18, at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

To register, call 267-592-4459. ••

Holme Circle Civic meeting next week

The Holme Circle Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at St. Jerome School Hall, Stamford and Colfax Streets.

The topic will be Medical Marijuana 101: Informational Session.

The state’s new Medical Marijuana Program provides access to medical marijuana for patients with specific medical conditions. Learn about registration, certification, payment and access. ••

Free property tax appeal help

The Mayfair Business Improvement District and Community Development Corporation is offering free property tax appeal help to residents and commercial business owners in the neighborhood. A recent audit commissioned by City Council of the Office of Property Assessment found that the city has fallen short of industry standards in assessments. Mayfair residents or business owners who believe their 2019 assessments are in error can contact BID director Marc Collazzo to schedule an appointment to review their information and discuss a potential appeal. Collazzo can be reached at or 267-538-4668. ••

SPIN earns Rite Aid grant

In celebration of Giving Tuesday, the Rite Aid Foundation sent a $5,000 grant to Special People In Northeast Inc. to create an inclusive yoga program for children of all abilities, including those with autism and developmental delay.

“Thank you to the Rite Aid Foundation for their continued support to improve the lives of children in our community,” said Kathy McHale, president and CEO of SPIN. “This yoga program will be brought to every classroom at all three SPIN Early Childhood Centers to promote health and wellness, and also a means to help focus and calm children in the classroom.”

The new yoga program will be focused on children ages 6 and under.

Yoga mats, books on yoga, yoga cards, music, technology and other resource materials will be purchased to provide the proper tools in the classrooms. ••

Bariatric session at Nazareth

On Jan. 25, Nazareth Hospital will host a free bariatric information session for the community to educate patients about weight-loss surgery options and support services.

Participants will be able to speak with Nazareth’s bariatric surgeons.

The session will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Nazareth’s Administrative Conference Room, 2601 Holme Ave. Registration is required.

To register or for more information, call 855-LESS-YOU or visit ••

Open House set at BVM

Maternity BVM Elementary School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave., will host an open house on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon for families who are interested in having their children attend the school.

There will be tours, a scholastic book fair, a student art show, registration information and a chance to meet the teachers.

Call 215-908-3329 or visit ••

Benefit for cystic fibrosis

The 29th annual Harvey Family Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis will take place on Feb. 9 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road.

Tickets cost $40 and include a hot buffet, open bar, DJ, raffles, door prizes and an auction.

Proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research, medications and family financial support.

For more information or to make a contribution, contact Patty at 215-622-5170 or ••

Galante recertified for funerals

Francis R. Galante, a funeral director with Galante Funeral Home, 8060 Verree Road in Fox Chase, recently qualified for recertification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner.

The certification comes from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

For more information on Galante Funeral Home, call 215-676-9034. ••

Smedley gets schools grant

State Rep. Jason Dawkins announced that Mastery Charter School’s Smedley Campus, 1790 Bridge St., has been awarded a $8,506 Safe Schools Targeted grant.

“Children and their parents should never have to fear whether or not they will return home from school,” Dawkins said. “Schools are for learning, succeeding and growing. These grants will help provide a safe and healthy environment for our children to learn, and teachers to teach.” ••

Scholarships available

The city will award 50 college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Scholarship awards are $1,000 for each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in participating accredited four-year bachelor degree programs.

The deadline for applications is March 1.

For an application or more information, call or visit Councilman Brian 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). ••


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