Nature and history walk on Sunday
Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature and history walk on Sunday, July 21, at 1 p.m.
Walkers will meet at the lower Verree Road parking lot. The walk will be through shady woodlands to the old Slater’s Sawmill bridge, visiting many natural points of interest along the way. It will be about 1¼ miles, partly on rough trail.
The rain date is July 28. Call 215-934-PARK. ••
Karaoke on Saturday night
The William D. Oxley American Legion Post 133, at Torresdale Avenue and Decatur Street, will host karaoke on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m.
The evening will feature popular video DJ Harry “O.”
There is no cover charge. For more information, call 215-332-2457. ••
Reading tutors needed
The AARP Foundation Experience Corps will hold information sessions at 9:30 a.m. at 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., third-floor conference (2 Penn Center), on the following dates: July 22 and 29 and Aug. 9, 16, 19 and 30.
The public is invited to learn about volunteer opportunities to tutor and mentor kindergarten through grade three students who need literacy support with reading in Philadelphia.
The program is open to people 50 and older who have a high school diploma or GED.
The benefits include AmeriCorps opportunities, training and monthly stipends.
RSVP to Lavonne at 267-592-4459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Learn about the Lenni Lenape
The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will meet on Sunday, July 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at Graeme Park.
The public is invited to explore the Lenni Lenape in Pennsylvania, learn about some of their skills, crafts and games, shoot bows and arrows, and make corn husk dolls and a bead craft.
The living history demonstrations are free. House tours are $5, or $3 for kids age 3-11. ••
Planned improvements at Mitchell Playground
City Councilman Brian O’Neill invites the community to a meeting at Mitchell Playground, 3694 Chesterfield Road, on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. to review plans to improve the playground.
Neighbors are welcome to provide input.
Anyone who cannot make the meeting can view the plans at O’Neill’s office at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
For more information, call 215-437-9167 or email email@example.com. ••
Children’s theater show starts Tuesday
Storybook Musical Theatre will present Princess and the Pea, at the Gratz College theater, Old York Road and Melrose Avenue, in Melrose Park, from July 23 to Aug. 3. Performance are 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, and 11 a.m. Saturdays.
Tickets are $14 for children and $16 for adults, with camp and group discounts. For reservations or information, call 215-659-8550 or visit storybookmusical.org. ••
Jehovah’s Witnesses holding convention
Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold a convention on July 19-21 and 26-28 at Temple University’s Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.
The theme is “Love Never Fails.”
The program will be tied into one of seven larger international conventions held in the United States. These larger international conventions will be hosting 35,000 foreign delegates coming from 105 countries.
The convention is open to the public and free to attend. For more information, visit jw.org. ••
Mosaics art class at KleinLife
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., is offering a four-week mosaics art class for active and maturing adults beginning on Monday, July 22, from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
The public is invited to participate. The classes will run on four successive Mondays. The class is open to everyone from those with no previous art experience working with mosaics to those who are familiar with the art form. Cost for the series, including materials, is $45 per person.
To register, contact Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Learn more about Social Security
The Social Security Administration, 9300 Ashton Road, will conduct a free pre-retirement seminar on Wednesday, July 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn about their retirement benefits, when to collect, rules for collecting while working and planning for their financial future.
The session is for people not already on Social Security. Registration is due by July 22. Call 866-964-7397 or email email@example.com. ••
Painting event for seniors
Senior citizens are invited to join City Councilman Bobby Henon on Wednesday, July 24, from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Painting with a Twist, 9475 Roosevelt Blvd., to paint and enjoy wine and cheese.
To sign up, call or text 215-686-3444. ••
Job search assistance is available
Resume and interviewing presentation and help will take place on Wednesday, July 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. CareerLink will make the presentation. The event is free, and no registration is required. ••
St. Hubert alums partying at Ashburner
St. Hubert High School Alumnae Association will host Bambies Summer Fun on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Ave. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and include buffet, beer, wine, drink specials and DJ.
Checks can be made payable to St. Hubert Alumnae Association and mailed to Linda McArdle-Nally, 6133 Hegerman St., Phila., PA 19135.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Israeli Scouts coming to Shaare Shamayim
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the public to meet the Israeli Scouts Tzofim Friendship Caravan on Monday, Aug. 12.
At 5 p.m., there will be a pay-as-you-wish pasta and falafel dinner, followed by Israeli music and dancing and crafts.
The Scouts’ performance is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. All guests will come together to build a “living” Israeli flag. Call the synagogue at 215-677-1600 to make a reservation. ••
Upcoming benefit for family with MDS
Ott’s Taekwon-Do will sponsor a Pizza Bowl on Saturday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at High Tides Restaurant and Bar, 1067 Totem Road, Bensalem.
Proceeds will benefit a father and his teenage daughter about to undergo treatments for myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone marrow failure disorder.
Organizers are asking for donations of gift cards, baskets, raffle items, money or anything to benefit the cause.
For more information, call Fran Ott at 215-332-4653 or email email@example.com. ••
Buy tickets now for St. William celebration
The deadline is Aug. 15 to buy tickets to the St. William Catholic Church 100th anniversary dinner/dance.
The celebration is set for Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. All school alumni and former and current parishioners are invited. The cost is $50 and includes an open bar and buffet. Seating is limited.
For tickets, information or to volunteer, call the rectory at 215-745-1389, email the Rev. Al Concha at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit churchofstwilliam.com. ••