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St. Patrick’s Day party Saturday at St. Bart’s

St. Bartholomew Parish will present a St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza on Saturday, March 16, from 7 p.m. to midnight in its church hall, 5600 Harbison Ave.

The cost is $35 and includes a hot buffet, beer, soda, DJ, basket raffle and 50/50. It’s a BYOB event.

The party is open to people 21 and older. ••

Concert Sunday at St. William Church

The St. William Sunday Concert Series will continue on Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the church, 6200 Rising Sun Ave.

The program will feature Constantia, a group from Holy Angels Parish that will perform a variety of pieces.

There will be a freewill offering for admission. Light refreshments will follow the concert.

Free parking will be available on the street and in the MaST II lot across from the church. ••

Poetry reading at Holmesburg Library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host an open poetry reading on Wednesday, March 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

The event is free and open to any poets or songwriters 18 and older.

Participants are asked to sign in 10 minutes before the start of the show.

For information, visit the group’s Facebook page, call the library at 215 685-8756 or email jjrupp@aol.com ••

Nature and history walk on Sunday

Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature and history walk on Sunday, March 17, at 1 p.m.

Walkers will meet at Frankford and Solly avenues.

This walk will focus on the natural features of Pennypack Creek, which led to the settlement and early industry in this area. Much of this walk will be on the unpaved park trails. The distance is about 1 mile.

The rain date is Sunday, March 24.

Call 215-934-PARK. ••

John Birch Society to meet next week

The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets.

There will be a presentation on The USMCA: What are they not telling you. The discussion will center on whether the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is really a better deal than NAFTA.

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

Register to attend Maternity BVM

Maternity BVM Catholic School will hold registration for the 2019-20 academic year for new and returning families on Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, from 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave.

For more information, call 215-908-3329. ••

Career fair to be held on March 22

RecruitmentQueen will hold a career night on March 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. near the former Macy’s at Neshaminy Mall. RecruitmentQueen is also partnering with a professional photographer to offer free headshot photos for use in LinkedIn profiles.

So far, the following employers have signed up to exhibit: Sykes, TMA Bucks, Salute2Service, Traffic Plan, American Heritage Federal Credit Union, The Protocall Group, Vertical Screen, Sterling Limousine and the Horsham Clinic. 

Professional attire is recommended for job seekers.

Employers interested in attending the career fair can call Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976.  

For more information, go to eventbrite.com and search for “Bucks County Career Night.” ••

Apply to become crossing guard

The Philadelphia Police Department is hiring school crossing guards. In response to the crossing guard shortage in the Northeast, City Councilman Brian O’Neill is encouraging local residents to apply. The application process runs through March 22. There will not be a written test, but preference will be given to Philadelphia residents, veterans and legacy and bilingual applicants.

For information, call or visit O’Neill’s offices at 7522 Castor Ave. (215-685-0438); 432 Rhawn St. (215-685-6431); FOP Lodge 5 headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167); Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street, above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432); City Hall (215-686-3422). ••

Become a city lifeguard

The city Department of Parks and Recreation is hiring summer lifeguards.

Interested applicants must be 16 years or older, must pass a lifeguard screening given by a water safety instructor and complete a lifeguard certification course.

For more information, call or visit one of City Councilman Brian O’Neill’s offices at 7522 Castor Ave. (215-685-0438); 432 Rhawn St. (215-685-6431); FOP Lodge 5 headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167); Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street, above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432); City Hall (215-686-3422). ••

Elvis coming to Bustleton

American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road, will host an Elvis Presley show on Friday, May 3.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and food will be served until 8 p.m., when the show begins.

Tickets cost $25 and include food, the show and dancing.

There will be a cash bar.

For tickets and more information, call 215-969-9437. ••

NYC trip to see Cher Show

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will travel to New York on Wednesday, April 10, to see The Cher Show.

The cost is $170, which includes theater ticket, bus ride and snacks on the bus.

Call 215-677-1600. ••

Holy Inn holding casino trip

Holy Innocents Church will be holding a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem on Tuesday, April 23.

A bus will depart at 9 a.m. from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The bus will depart the Sands at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $35, due by April 15. Guests will receive $25 in slot cash.

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

KleinLife offers summer camp

Registration is open for the summer day camp at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave.

The camp will run from June 17 to Aug. 9.

Camps will be offered for kindergarten to third grade; Maccabi boys sports program, fourth to seventh grades; girls, fourth to seventh grades; eighth and nine grades; and a special-needs program.

Camp hours will be weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended-day options from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. The camp offers air-conditioned facilities, a gym, playground climbing wall, outdoor sports fields, arts and crafts, indoor swimming, music, dancing and robotics.

For costs and additional information, contact Colleen Lane at 215-698-7300, Ext. 156 or clane@kleinlife.org ••

Learn how to start a business

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host a workshop on how to start a business workshop on Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop is being coordinated by SCORE.

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

Rabbi being honored on April 12

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park, will celebrate 18 years of service by Senior Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, by endowing the Lance J. Sussman Rabbinic Chair during a special Shabbat service on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m.

The evening’s guest speaker will be filmmaker and former mayoral candidate Sam Katz.

The public is invited.

For more information, go to kenesethisrael.org ••

Book review luncheon on April 2

A book review luncheon to benefit RSVP Philadelphia will be held at Randi’s Restaurant, 1619 Grant Ave., in the Grant Plaza II Shopping Center, on Tuesday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited.

Mary Ann Kesilman will discuss The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson.

Cost for the event, which includes a choice of a tuna salad platter, chicken salad platter or chicken parm sandwich, is $25 per person.

For information, call 215-698-7300 or visit kleinlife.org ••

Philadelphia Fleadh Festival coming to the Armory

The Philadelphia Fleadh Festival will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard).

The event will feature Irish dancing; bounce houses; face painting; balloon art; souvenirs; food; and spirits.

There will be musical performances by the John Byrne Band; the Paul Moore Band; the Kilted Rogues; No Irish Need Apply; Shenanigans; Killen, Clarke & Kane; Ray Coleman; the Bogside Rogues; the Shantys; Gaelic Mishap; Birmingham 6; Oakwyn; Mike and Callie; and Seamys & C.J.

Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free.

Parking is free.

The event will be moved inside in case of rain.

For more information, go to PhillyFleadh.com ••