Mother’s Day Plant Sale is Saturday
The Frankford Garden Club, the Friends of Overington Park and the Frankford Community Development Corporation is hosting a “Day Before Mother’s Day Plant Sale & Market” on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frankford Pause Park, 4673 Paul St.
It will feature plants and crafts from local vendors, and food from Rio Brazilian Steak Truck, GELAT’OH Brick & Motor and Meek’s Treats. ••
Senior health and resource expo on Friday
City Councilman Al Taubenberger and CareGivers America are sponsoring a health and resource expo for senior citizens on Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fox Chase Recreation Center, 7901 Ridgeway St.
There will be vendors, light refreshments, giveaways, prizes, a DJ and a special surprise for mothers. ••
Lecture on pre-Revolution militants
The Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St., will present a lecture on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Will Fenton will give a talk on The Paxton Boys, pre-Revolution militants who dispersed after Benjamin Franklin promised them their grievances about a lack of government protection from Indians would be heard by the legislature. All are welcome. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Call 215-743-6030. ••
Shredding at St. Jerome
State Rep. Ed Neilson will sponsor a shredding event on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Jerome School parking lot, 3031 Stamford St.
Call 215-330-3714. ••
All Saints’ May Festival
On Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., All Saints’ Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., is having an outdoor flea market and vendor sale along with food, music, raffle baskets, baked goods and more.
Vendor space on the field is available for $15. Tables are available for additional cost but are limited.
The rain date is May 18. For reservations or more information, call Mark Davis at 215-534-1072. ••
Holmesburg church holding community day
Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., invites the public to its 190th anniversary community day and flea market on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Representatives from AARP will be there with information for seniors. Community Care Center of the NE will be there with information on its services and free blood pressure checks.
Several local churches will be there, too, and donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Holmesburg Food Pantry. Holmesburg Library will hold a free book giveaway.
A flea market with more than 20 vendors will run along the avenue and down the driveway. There will be a homemade bake sale and snack bar. Parking will be in the rear of the building on Charles Street. ••
Sheriff sales workshop is Tuesday
Learn how sheriff sales work and how to buy a house and other property on Tuesday, May 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.
The event is free. No registration is required. ••
Shredding even to be held on Saturday
State Rep. Jared Solomon will sponsor a shredding event on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.
The truck will be on the Magee Avenue side of the playground. Paper will be accepted. No electronics will be accepted. For information, call 215-342-6340. ••
St. Hubert going to Atlantic City
St. Hubert High School will hold a trip on June 18.
A bus will depart the school, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues, at 8:45 a.m. A 50-50 and lottery basket drawing will take place.
There will be a one-hour ride on a cruise ship in Atlantic City. Next will be a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $25 back in slot cash.
The day will end with a sit-down dinner and wine at Tomasello Winery in Hammonton.
The bus will arrive back at the school at about 9 p.m.
The cost is $80, which must be paid in full by May 15. To reserve a seat, contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or email@example.com ••
Travel with North alums on Saturday
The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association is sponsoring a trip to Baltimore on Saturday, May 11.
A bus will depart the alumni house at Rhawn and Fairfield streets at 8:30 a.m. and arrive back at 8:30 p.m.
The day includes a ticket to the National Aquarium at 11 a.m. and a sit-down late lunch/early dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe at 2 p.m.
There will be about three hours free time before the bus departs the Inner Harbor at 6:30 p.m.
The cost is $110. For more information, call the alumni office at 215-543-1051. ••
Fetterman to discuss pot at Northeast HS
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will bring his statewide listening tour to Northeast High School, 1501 Cottman Ave., on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The tour is being held to gather input from Pennsylvanians about the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana.
The event is open to the public. ••
Discuss dating awareness in Holmesburg
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Holmesburg, 8101 Erdrick Street, will host a Teen and Young Adult Café on Saturday, May 18.
Breakfast and registration will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The presentations and discussion will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be guest speakers, who will discuss dating awareness and social media’s impact on relationships.
This event is for ages 13-25 and is free of charge.
For information, call 215-624-8869. ••
Fleadh Festival at Armory this Saturday
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 ••
Superhero Project hosting brunch
The Superhero Project, a local nonprofit that supports families with premature children in hospital neonatal intensive care units, is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch Sunday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Philadelphia Quartett Club, 1075 Southampton Road.
The event will feature food, mimosas and crafts for kids. Price is $35 for adults, $25 for kids under 18 and free for children under 2. For tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Dedication Friday for Sgt. Simpson
A ceremony is set for Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m. on Holme Avenue to rename a portion of the road in memory of police Sgt. Timothy Simpson.
Simpson, who worked in the 24th Police District, died in 2008 when his police car was hit at Aramingo and Allegheny avenues by a speeding suspect’s vehicle as the officer responded to an unrelated robbery.
The suspect, who had a long criminal history, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was sentenced to 19 to 40 years in prison. ••
Senior expos coming to the Northeast
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle will sponsor two upcoming senior expos. The first will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Esperanza Academy Charter School, 301 W. Hunting Park Ave. The second is set for Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln High School, 3201 Ryan Ave.
Call 215-335-3355. ••
Lomax opens new location in Philadelphia Mills
Lomax Carpet & Tile Mart recently celebrated its grand opening at Philadelphia Mills Shopping Center, 201 Franklin Mills Circle. The new store will occupy 40,000 square feet in the former Toys-R-Us location adjacent to Philadelphia Mills Walmart.
“This location provides a perfect opportunity for us to more fully serve the Philadelphia market as it is well-positioned between our existing stores in Reading, Montgomeryville, Potstown and Exton,” said Michael Longwill, Lomax Carpet & Tile Mart president. “It’s been great to have been able to resurrect a well-visited Toys-R-Us building and restore into a great place for flooring consumers to shop and save… while generating new jobs and contributing to the tax base of the local community.”
Lomax Carpet & Tile Mart will donate 1 percent of sales from the Philadelphia store during the initial 30 days of operations to help the needy.
For more information, visit carpetmart.com ••