Around Town

Help available in finding job

Free job search assistance will be provided Fridays in August at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. The dates and times are Aug. 9 at noon, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m., Aug. 23 at noon and Aug. 30 at 10 a.m.

Get help with resumes, job search and interviews.

The information is provided by CareerLink. No registration is required. ••

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: 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 lnichols@aarp.org. ••

Night of activities at Holmesburg Library

The Friends of Holmesburg Library will sponsor Family Night in the Garden on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 5:45 p.m.

The evening will include face painting, art activities, water ice, soft pretzels, storytime and a puppet show.

The library is at 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue). Call 215-685-8756. ••

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. ••

Movie series at KleinLife

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will be holding an At the Movies-themed lifelong learning series for active and maturing adults on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m.

After a showing of Shoplifters, there will be a discussion with retired Penn State integrative arts professor Moylan Mills. The cost is $13.

For a flier or more information, contact Linda Hershman at 215-698-7300, Ext. 114 or lhershman@kleinlife.org. ••

Oldtimers to meet on Aug. 14

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at noon at Randi’s Restaurant and Bar, 1619 Grant Ave.

The guests will be Brian Propp and Keith Hughes, a former Major League Baseball outfielder.

For more information, call 215-968-0404 or visit batsandballs.org. ••

School looking for students

Our Lady of Confidence, a special education school in Willow Grove operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has open enrollment for students with intellectual disabilities ages 4-21.

The school offers small classroom settings, individualized education plans and a faith-based environment to help students achieve independence.

For more information, contact principal Katie Bier at 215-657-9311 or principal@ourladyofconfidence.org. ••

Artisan market on Aug. 17

The Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association is hosting its second Artisan Market on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave.

Vendors participating in the market will be bringing a wide variety of items priced from $5 to $75, including decorative pottery, drawings, bags and jewelry.

Refreshments will be offered inside, and free parking is available behind the building.

Anyone interested in participating as a vendor should contact corridor1@occcda.org.  ••

Business financing workshop

Learn how to finance a business on Friday, Aug. 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The federal Small Business Administration will present the program. Participants will learn about loan programs and what lenders look for.

The workshop is free.

No registration is required. ••

Bambies Summer Fun is Aug. 24

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 more information, call 215-624-6840, Ext. 253 or email lsm650@earthlink.net. ••

St. Martin accepting applications

St. Martin of Tours, 5701 Loretto Ave., is now enrolling new students for the 2019-2020 school year.

Prospective students can apply online at stmartinoftoursphila.org.

For information, call 215-744-0444, Ext. 3. ••

American Legion seeks members

In a legislative win for the American Legion, President Trump signed the LEGION (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National) Service Act.

The bill declares that the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941, recognizing about 1,600 American service members who were killed or wounded in previously undeclared periods of war.

The Act opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to join the American Legion and avail themselves to the programs and benefits the Legion offers that they had not been previously eligible.

“We are very excited that Congress passed this bill and the president signed it,” said American Legion 5th District Commander Jim Cantz, commander of the Cpl. John Loudenslager Post in Fox Chase. “It is important to recognize all those who answered their nation’s call and in many cases have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Bruce Conklin, commander of the William D. Oxley Post in Holmesburg, noted that the number of eligible veterans to join the Legion has been dwindling, as most Vietnam veterans are now in their 70s and the Global War on Terrorism has been fought by a much smaller number of service members.

“This is a great opportunity to reach out to more of our veterans and get them involved in the Legion. This new law also expands the eligibility pool for the Sons of the American Legion, which is open to men whose father or grandfather served in the armed forces, and the Legion Auxiliary, that is open to spouses of veterans.”

For more information on joining the American Legion, call Jim Cantz at 215-609-2416 or go to www.pa-legion.org. ••

Fall Festival and Corn Roast

St. Andrew’s In the Field, 500 Somerton Ave., will host its annual Fall Festival/ Corn Roast on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include a flea market, raffle baskets, bake table and craft tables. There will also be hotdogs, burgers and funnel cake along with roasted corn. ••

Kensington High alums set luncheon

The annual Kensington High School alumni luncheon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose.

The luncheon is open to all Kensington High School alumni and their guests.

The honorees will be members of the classes of 1969 and ‘79, which are celebrating their 50th and 40th anniversaries, respectively.

The cost is $30.

The deadline to register is Oct. 4.

Call Tamara at 267-699-6331 or Fran at 215-303-0188, or email Lena at mslenamba@gmail.com. ••