Easter egg hunt in Wissinoming
Wissinoming Park is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-10 years are invited to participate.
To register or for information, visit the community building in Wissinoming Park or call 215-685-1498. ••
John J. Nesbitt reunion on May 1
The 48th reunion of former employees of John J. Nesbitt will take place on Wednesday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at Tiffany Diner, 9010 Roosevelt Blvd.
Nesbitt was a large commercial heating and air conditioning company at State Road and Rhawn Street.
The cost is $20 and includes a meal. Contact Edward Apice at 215–637–2637 or email email@example.com ••
Upcoming services at Immanuel Church
Immanuel Church, 14100 Worthington Road in Somerton, will hold a number of upcoming events.
There will be a Palm/Passion Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 14.
The church will celebrate Maundy Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. A soup supper will be served at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.
On Good Friday, April 19, there will be bilingual services at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and a German language service at 3 p.m.
On Easter Saturday, April 20, there will be an Easter egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. Easter fire and fellowship is set for 7 p.m., followed by an Easter Eve vigil at 7:30 p.m. and champagne toast and dessert at 8:30 p.m.
Easter services will be at 6, 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. ••
College event on Wednesday night
High school juniors and their parents are invited to an event sponsored by the Father Judge and St. Hubert guidance departments on Wednesday, April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Hubert auditorium, Torresdale and Cottman avenues.
College admissions officers will provide information and answer questions. Guest speakers from La Salle, Holy Family, and Community College of Philadelphia will discuss the application process and selection by admissions officers.
All are welcome. ••
Make palms at Our Lady of Consolation
Our Lady of Consolation Church, 7051 Tulip St., will host palm making through Friday, April 12, from 1 to 9 p.m.
Children are invited from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. They can use the event for school community hours.
For information, contact Tony Volpe at 215-837-7666 or firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Spring fling on Saturday
Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., will host a spring fling on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The indoor festival will feature a flea market, baked goods, a seasonal table and gift basket raffles. Homemade soups and lunch will be available.
Call 215-342-9447. ••
Pancake breakfast on Saturday
Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., is turning 190 years old.
The church is holding three events to celebrate.
There will be a special worship service on April 28, an outdoor community day and flea market on May 11 and a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 13.
The breakfast will go from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The menu will include orange juice, all-you-can-eat pancakes, a side of sausage or bacon, breakfast cakes and coffee or milk with refills. The cost is $6, or $3.50 for children 6-12. Children under 6 are admitted free.
Call 215-338-1775 to make reservations. ••
Rabbi being honored on Friday
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 information, go to kenesethisrael.org ••
Craft show in old farmhouse
There will be a craft show through Saturday, April 13, at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike (between Bristol Road and Street Road) in Southampton. Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be an array of handmade crafts, candy, wreaths, jewelry, holiday gift items and more set out in an 18th-century farmhouse.
Call 215-364-3795, visit ThreeDCrafts.com or like the Farmhouse Craft Show page on Facebook. ••
Learn how to start a business
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host a workshop on how to start a business 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. ••
Event for veterans on Saturday
State Reps. Jared Solomon and Steve McCarter, together with Salus University, will host “A Conversation with Veterans” from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13, at Salus University, 8360 Old York Road in Elkins Park.
Solomon said, “With this dialogue, we aim to learn from veterans, their families and support workers about how we as a society and a legislature can better address their needs.”
All veterans – from any branch of service – are invited to share their experiences. Post-9/11 veterans are strongly encouraged to attend.
Those interested can RSVP by calling 215-572-5210. ••
PreK Enrollment Fair is Friday
The Office of Early Childhood Education welcomes parents to a PreK Enrollment Fair on Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 440 N. Broad St.
Kids will get to meet Sesame Street characters. Parents can choose from 168 PreK sites.
Enroll a child in PreK and be entered in a raffle for a chance to win prizes. For more information, call 215-400-4270 or visit philasd.org/prek ••
Kevin Pollak to perform at synagogue
Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak, presently playing the role of Moishe Maisel on the Amazon TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will perform at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park, on Saturday, April 13, at 8:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are $45 for general admission or $72 for reserved seats and are available at kenesethisrael.org/tickets
General admission tickets are $50 at the door. Advance tickets for $118 include reserved seats and a pre-show reception with silent auction. For information, visit kenesethisrael.org ••
Holmesburg church turning 190
Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., is celebrating its 190th anniversary on April 22.
The building is the home of Holmesburg Christian Academy, educating children from preschool through eighth grade. The Rev. Edward B. Johnson has been pastor since 2002.
All are welcome to worship with the congregation on Sundays at 11 a.m.
A Sunday school for children and adults begins at 9:30 a.m.. Bible study is Wednesday evenings at 6. ••
Tree giveaway in Frankford
Registration is now open for the Frankford Community Development Corporation’s yard tree giveaway, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Womrath Park, Frankford and Kensington avenues.
Trees must be planted in the city and on private property, not in containers or in the sidewalk. The event is being held in partnership with TreePhilly and the Frankford Garden Club. It will also feature free recycling bins and other sustainability resources
In case of rain, the giveaway will be held at the Daral Building, 4667 Paul St. To sign up to receive a tree, contact Ellie Vamos at 215-743-6580, Ext. 105 or email@example.com ••
MANNA receiving leadership award
RSVP Philadelphia, based at KleinLife, will honor the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) and its CEO, Sue Daugherty, with the Community Leadership Award at a volunteer recognition luncheon on May 9 at Philmont Country Club.
John Eskate, director of RSVP Philadelphia, said Daugherty and MANNA are being singled out for special recognition for engaging in community partnerships that enhance and raise the quality of life in communities.
“Also,” he said, “they continuously address social issues in communal endeavors that helped to make the world a better place and which are consistent with the goals and objectives of RSVP Philadelphia.”
MANNA brings together dieticians, chefs, drivers and thousands of volunteers to cook and deliver nutritious, medically appropriate meals and provide nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease and HIV/AIDS. ••
Clothing donations sought
A slightly used clothing drive will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the schoolyard of St. Anselm Church. 12670 Dunks Ferry Road.
The event is being sponsored by The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. ••
St. Bart’s celebrating 100th
St. Bartholomew will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a reunion April 27, from 7 p.m. to midnight, in the parish hall, 5600 Harbison Ave. Admission is $40.
The evening will include catered food, beer, wine, DJ, 50/50 and raffle baskets. It’s BYOB, and people must be 21 or older to attend.
For tickets, call the rectory at 215-831-1224. ••
Holy Inn going on 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. ••
Candidates at Holme Circle Civic
Holme Circle Civic Association will present Meet the Candidates on Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Jerome school hall, 3031 Stamford St. (at Colfax Street).
Candidates have been invited who are running for mayor, city election commissioner, register of wills, sheriff, the 6th Councilmanic District and City Council at large. Refreshments will be served. ••