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German Heritage Festival is Sunday

The Danube Swabian Association will be holding its annual German Heritage Festival on Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon to 6 p.m., at 1277 Southampton Road.

Activities will include soccer games, folk dancing, German music, German food and children’s games. There will also be a cultural exhibit featuring artifacts and photographs chronicling the traditions and lives of the ethnic Germans for the last 200 years.

For information, call Fred at 215-722-4253. ••

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. ••

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. 23 at noon and Aug. 30 at 10 a.m.

Get help with resumes, job search and interviews.

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

Grief support group meets weekly

The Grief Support Group, “Heroes in our Hearts” will host meetings on Thursday nights beginning Aug. 22. The support group meetings will take place at Saint Michael’s Church, 2139 E. Cumberland St. from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.

This is a free support group for all ages. This is an opportunity to meet other grieving people and share experiences and coping mechanisms and strategies. 

For more information, email danamarie924@gmail.com. ••

Ukrainian festival on Sunday

The 28th annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham.

The day will include Ukrainian folk art, music, food, refreshments, children’s activities, vendors, reenactments and dance.

Admission is $15, $10 for students and free for kids under 15. Parking is free. 

For more information, call 267-664-3857 or visit tryzub.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. ••

Fox Chase Cancer Center has a podcast

Fox Chase Cancer Center has launched “Connected by Cancer,” a new narrative-style podcast.

The seven-part audio documentary will be updated weekly and is available for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcasting platforms. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of life at Fox Chase, including patients, doctors, researchers, nurses and volunteers.

Each episode is roughly 30 minutes. ••

Sign up for bowling league

Resurrection Bowling League is looking for male and female bowlers, individuals and teams.

The league bowls on Tuesdays at 8:15 p.m. at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave.

League play begins on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Anyone interested in bowling can call Joe Gessner at 215-725-3556 or Kathy Pearce at 215-802-6912. ••

Pro-police rally at Cottman and Frankford

A Back the Blue rally will take place on Friday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues.

People are asked to wear police T-shirts and bring flags, signs and banners.

Motorcyclists are welcome to attend with their bikes.

The rally comes after a suspect, a career criminal, shot six officers in Nicetown. Two other officers were injured, and two were trapped in a home during the gunfire. ••

Sign up for Philadelphia Municipal ID 

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. is hosting a Philadelphia Municipal ID sign-up event on Friday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Any Philadelphia city resident 13 or older is eligible to get this optional government-issued photo identification card. 

To make an appointment or for more information, call 215-685-0523. ••

Doo wop festival at FOP Lodge 5

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road, will host the Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 7 p.m.

The event will feature dancing, local vocal groups and oldies radio disc jockeys.

Tickets cost $25 and include food, draft beer and soda. Parking is free.

Proceeds will benefit the FOP survivors fund.

The party will go on rain or shine.

For tickets or more information, call 215-629-3602 or visit FOP5.org. ••