Around Town

Health fair on Saturday

Ancient Order of Hibernians/LAOH Division 39, 7229 Tulip St., will host a health fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be guest speakers, an information table and an American Red Cross blood drive in memory of longtime member Billy Byrne.

Walk-ins are welcome for the blood drive. ••

Flea market at Crescentville church

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St., will host a flea market and bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The day will include homemade baked goods, vegetable beef soup and lunch for sale.

Call 215-745-7115. ••

Nature and history walk on Sunday

Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature and history walk on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m.

Walkers will meet at the bike-path entrance to the park, at Tabor Avenue and Stanwood Street (near Rhawn Street). The walk will feature a look at local geology, forest life, fall colors and a tour of an old fire meadow. It will be about 1½ miles, mostly on backwoods trails with rough surfaces.

For information, call 215-934-PARK. ••

Play debuts at KleinLife

Train For Two, a true-life play, will come to KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Oct. 26-27. The times are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, with pre-show receptions an hour before the show.

The show is about an encounter between two strangers on a train.

Tickets are $20, or $15 for students or $10 for seniors. Call 800-487-1490 or visit ••

Fall festival on Saturday

Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., will host a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The festival will include a flea market, holiday tables, baked goods and gift baskets. Homemade soups and lunch will be available. Call 215-342-9447. ••

Lecture on Civil War riot

Learn about the 1861 mob scene at the Palmetto Flag, a Philadelphia newspaper that wanted to secede from the Union, during a lecture on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The lecture will be presented by historian and instructor Michael Wunsch.

The event is free, and no registration is required. ••

Free cholesterol and blood pressure testing

Learn about your health with free cholesterol and blood pressure testing on Friday, Oct. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. The testing is provided by Blue Cross.

Registration is not required. ••

Jewish war vets going to Resorts

Post 98 Jewish War Veterans is running a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The bus will board at 9:45 a.m. and leave at 10 from Welsh Road and Leonard Street. The bus will return at about 7 p.m.

The cost is $37 and includes transportation, tickets to the Jimmy Mazz musical performance, $10 slot play and $5 food. For reservations, call 215-742-1420. ••

Craft show at St. Hubert

The St. Hubert High School Alumnae Association will sponsor a craft show on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The craft show will be in the school cafeteria. Visitors should enter the doors on Ditman Street, near Bleigh Avenue.

Vendors will be selling hand-made holiday gifts. ••

Celebrate Halloween at Cannstatter’s

City Councilman Al Taubenberger (R-at large) is hosting a Halloween-themed Senior Health & Resource Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The free event features more than 30 vendors and resource tables specifically designed for Northeast senior citizens. In addition to a disc jockey, prize giveaways and light refreshments, the expo will offer prizes for the best Halloween costumes.

“Our senior citizens are the most revered residents of our great city,” Taubenberger said. “I instituted this series of health and resource events to make our seniors aware of the help that is readily available to them. The Oct. 30 Halloween-themed event is sure to be a ‘boo-tiful’ time. I look forward to seeing a lot of nice folks there.” ••

Mural unveiling on Sunday

A mural dedication in tribute to firefighter Daniel Sweeney will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. near the Fox Chase Playground baseball field, 7901 Ridgeway St.

Sweeney was a 25-year-old, six-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department who died in April 2012 while battling a five-alarm inferno at an abandoned East Kensington warehouse.

The event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served. ••

A night to remember Tony Radwanski

Showtime Charities will hold a musical tribute to Tony Radwanski and a celebration of the Marine Corps’ 244th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.

Tickets cost $45, and must be purchased in advance. There will be a buffet dinner, draft beer, raffle baskets and basket of cheer.

Proceeds will benefit the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, which was Radwanski’s favorite charity. Radwanski, a former first deputy city controller and popular singer at La Casa Di Lucia, died suddenly in January.

To buy tickets, call Debbie Knight at 215-512-0992 or go to and type “Tony Rad” in the search box. ••

Credit workshop at NE Regional

Learn about personal and business credit on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The workshop will be presented by SCORE and Daemon Wesley. Admission is free, and no registration is required. ••

State provides Cedar Grove with grant

State Rep. Jared Solomon announced Cedar Grove Christian Academy, 6445 Bingham St., has been awarded $24,924 in state funding for school safety and violence reduction initiatives.

“The safety of our schools and our children is always a top priority. It’s unfortunate in this time such measures must be taken, yet it is required to ensure students and staff are in a safe environment,” Solomon said. “This grant provides Cedar Grove with the opportunity to remain a nurturing and safe space for students to learn and grow.”

The grants were included in $7.3 million in grants awarded by the state Department of Education. Grants are awarded to prevent and reduce violent incidents, purchase safety and security-related equipment and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers. ••