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Nature and history walk on Sunday

Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature and history walk on Sunday, Aug. 18, starting at 1 p.m. Walkers will meet at the Pennypack Park Environmental Center, 8600A Verree Road.

The walk will start with exploration of the history of Verreeville, an early industrial zone along Pennypack Creek, and continue with a walk through shady woods to visit an ancient Native American campsite, with many natural features along the way.

The walk will be about 1 mile on rough trails. 

The rain date will be Aug. 25. Call 215-934-PARK. ••

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. 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. 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. ••

Artisan market on Saturday

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. ••

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

St. Martha welcomes tours

St. Martha Elementary School, 11321 Academy Road, offers walk-in Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The school offers small classroom size and STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering/English, arts and math). Extended day care is available, along with scholarships and grants for first-graders and transfers.

To set up a tour, call 215-632-0320. ••

History event to be held on Saturday

The King’s Highway Trust Foundation will host the Northeast Philadelphia History and Heritage Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the historic bridge at Frankford and Solly Avenues.

The afternoon will feature live colonial-style music, appearances by Benjamin Franklin and other costumed characters, costumed colonials, a flag display by Sons of the American Revolution, writing with ink and a quill and artifacts. Vendors are welcome. 

Visit nphhc.kingshighwayfilm.com. ••