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Nature and history walk on Sunday

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Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature and history walk on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m.

Walkers will meet at the Rhawn Street parking lot, at the guardhouse.

On the walk, participants will see one of the most ancient oak trees in the park, and visit the site of early water-powered industry. Other points of interest will be outstanding features of earth and forest.

The rain date is Sept. 29. Call 215-934-PARK. ••

Parkwood Civic meeting announced

Parkwood Civic Association, newly recognized as a registered community organization after temporarily losing that status, will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at St. Anselm parish hall, 12670 Dunks Ferry Road.

The School District of Philadelphia will give a presentation on 3801 Woodhaven Road, which is zoned residential. The school district wants to construct an office building for bus garage administrative staff and drivers.

The Parkwood Civic Association board consists of John Del Ricci (president), Bill Neveil (vice president), Rich Ortlip (treasurer), Susanne MacDonald-D’Amore (secretary), Mike Doyle (zoning chair) and Matt Darragh (past president). ••

Work for the Census

State Rep. Kevin Boyle will host a job fair for residents seeking to help with the upcoming 2020 Census.

The job fair will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at Boyle’s district office at 7420 Frankford Ave.

Temporary positions are available, including field supervisors, recruiting assistants and census takers.

For information or to reserve a spot at the job fair, constituents should call 215-331-2600. ••

Flea market on Saturday

Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church, 8201 Frankford Ave., will host an indoor/outdoor flea market on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spaces are $15 or two for $25. Indoor table(s) will be supplied by the church. Vendor setup starts at 7 a.m.

To reserve space(s), call Barbara (215-333-9482) or Esther (215-333-2391). ••

Joe search help at NE Regional

Job search help is available on Friday, Sept. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

Get help with your job search, resumes, interviewing and more provided by CareerLink.

The sessions are free. No registration is required. ••

Free concert on Saturday

The Meiravi Quartet will perform on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at Wayne Presbyterian Church, located at Wayne and Lancaster avenues, in Wayne.

The concert is free. 

For further information, go to waynepres.org/music or call 610-688-8700. ••

Check out new voting machines

The 58th Ward Republican Committee is hosting a voting machine demonstration on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at Hayes Playground, 9945 President St.

The public is welcome to see how the new machines work. ••

Crusader Classic 5K on Oct. 6

The 17th Annual Father Judge Crusader Classic 5K will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Firefighter Lt. Robert Neary Scholarship Fund at Father Judge. Neary, class of 1970, died in 2012 when the roof of a Kensington furniture store collapsed on him as he monitored the scene at a fire at an abandoned warehouse.

The entry fee is $25 if postmarked by Sept. 20 or $30 thereafter. The cost is $15 for youths 18 and under. Race-day registration will take place in the Father Judge school yard beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The race will begin at the bandshell in Pennypack Park and continue along the banks of the Pennypack Creek and finish with a lap around the Father Judge track (behind the school). Medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

For information, call 215-338-9494, Ext. 1129 or email khuckel@fatherjudge.com. ••

Benefit to fight MS is Sept. 29

Keenan’s Krew will hold its sixth annual MS Coach Bingo to benefit the fight against multiple sclerosis on Sunday, Sept. 29, at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. Doors open at noon. Bingo is from 1 to 5 p.m. 

Tickets are $30 a person (10 seats to a table). Beer, wine, soda and coffee are provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.

There will be raffle baskets and 50/50 tickets available to purchase along with extra bingo booklets and dabbers.

For more information, email Julia at keenanskrew@gmail.com or call/text 215-450-3182. ••

St. William celebration is Oct. 6

The St. William Catholic Church 100th anniversary dinner/dance celebration is set for Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. All school alumni and faculty, IHM sisters and former and current parishioners are invited.

The cost is $50 and includes an open bar, buffet and DJ. There will be more than 20 raffle baskets and silent auction prizes. Seating is limited.

Earlier in the day, there will be a Mass at noon in the upstairs church.

For tickets, information or to volunteer, call the rectory at 215-745-1389, email the Rev. Al Concha at pastor@churchofstwilliam.com or visit churchofstwilliam.com. ••

Lecture on ‘death railway’

Learn about the Bridge on the River Kwai and 600 other bridges on the 258-mile “death railway,” including stories of courage and heroism, on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The lecture will be presented by Walt Lafty. Admission is free. No registration is required. ••

Holy Innocents going to AC

Holy Innocents is planning a trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday, Oct. 3. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. The bus will depart the Tropicana at 4:30 p.m. 

The cost is $30, and is due by Sept. 23. Riders will receive $25 in slot cash.

To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Liberty Bell Wanderers to host 5K/10K walk

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Liberty Bell Wanderers Walking Club will host a 5K/10K walk through Langhorne. The walk will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The trail begins at the Heritage Farm, 222 N. Green St. in Langhorne.

The walk goes through the historic district, passing buildings dated as far back as 1793.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants do not need to be a member of the Liberty Bell Wanderers to participate. Participants must register and complete a start card to be returned at the finish.

For more information, call 267-393-1898 or visit libertybellwanderers.net. ••

Big flea market on Oct. 5

A large VarageSale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bethel Church parking lot, 903 Franklin Mills Circle.

The day will include new and used items, drinks and snacks.

Spaces are $10 apiece. The lot opens at 5:30 a.m. for setup. The rain date is Oct. 12. All proceeds go to Bethel Church. Email vsyardsale@gmail.com. ••

NEHS Class of ’79 reunion

The Northeast High School Class of 1979 is celebrating its 40th reunion on Nov. 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Fuge, 780 Falcon Circle, Warminister.

Tickets are on sale through Oct. 31 and can be purchased online at northeast138.com/purchase-tickets-1

For more information, visit northeast138.com/home/reunion-committee. ••

Nazareth earns heart certification

Nazareth Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Heart Failure Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

Nazareth Hospital recently underwent an onsite review. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including program management, supporting self-management and delivering and facilitating clinical care. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

To learn more about heart care at Nazareth Hospital, visit trinityhealthma.org/heart or call 1-866-NAZARETH. ••

Clothing drive on Oct. 12

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event will be held at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon.

People are asked to bring gently used clothing, accessories, books and small trinkets in bags or boxed for pick-up. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Pregnant women should not drink

State Rep. Tom Murt (R-152nd dist.) announced his support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month with House Resolution 448.

“I am hoping to expand awareness and to inform people of the dangers that alcohol can have on a pregnancy by passing this resolution” Murt said.

House Resolution 448 will recognize September 2019 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the state.

“This syndrome is completely preventable and by declaring September as Fetal Alcohol Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, we will be taking an important step forward in educating women who consume alcohol and are, or could become, pregnant,” Murt said. ••

KleinLife announces upcoming trips

Travel with KleinLife kicks off with a fall foliage tour aboard a century-old restored railcar operated by the Colebrookdale Railroad, which will make a two-hour trip through the Secret Valley between Boyertown and Pottstown on Sunday, Oct. 27. The trip includes a full-course lunch at Boyertown’s Union Jack and roundtrip motorcoach transportation. The trip costs $115. Deadline for registration is Sept. 27.

Then it’s off to Broadway to enjoy a performance of the new musical production Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 10. The trip offers orchestra seating and roundtrip motorcoach transport to and from New York. Cost is $275. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 27.

Travel with KleinLife will enjoy a day in Atlantic City at Resorts Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The trip features $10 in slots play, a ticket to see the musical show of vocalist John Ciotta and roundtrip motorcoach transportation. Cost is $28. Deadline for registration is Oct. 11.

The program will visit the National Museum of American Jewish History in Center City to take in the new exhibition of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among other prominent museum exhibits, on Friday, Dec. 13. The trip includes admission to the museum and roundtrip motorcoach accommodations. Cost is $55. Deadline for registration is Nov. 1.

The series concludes with a four-day, three-night trip to Newport, Rhode Island from June 8-11, 2020. Highlights of the trip are a tour of the Scenic Ten Mile Drive, a visit to the Touro Synagogue, America’s oldest, a visit to Olde Mistick Village and a harbor cruise. The excursion features three overnight stays at the Foxwoods Casino-Great Cedar Hotel, which includes a $30 slot play, three full breakfast buffets, two dinner buffets or a food credit and one dinner in a Newport restaurant as well as roundtrip motorcoach transportation. Cost for the trip is $750 double occupancy, with a $190 supplement for single occupancy.

For additional details and reservations and a free Travel with KleinLife brochure, contact Andrea Kimelheim at 215-698-7300, Ext. 176 or akimelheim@kleinlife.com. ••

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