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Nazareth Hospital to host Veterans Day lunch

All current or former members of the military can stop by Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free lunch in the cafeteria by presenting their military ID. ••

Tribute to Sinatra dinner show

Joey C will perform a Tribute to Sinatra Dinner Show on Thursday, Nov. 14, at La Casa Di Lucia, 14425 Bustleton Ave. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. The show is at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $37 and include dinner, tax and gratuity. There is a cash bar available. Tickets will be sold at the restaurant. For more information, call 215-677-6111.

For more information on Joey C, call 215-317-7675 or visit JoeyCSinatra.com. ••

Open house at local college

Harcum College Northeast will be holding an open house on Wednesdays, Nov. 6 and 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northeast Learning Center, 7222 Castor Ave.

The center offers two accredited associate degree programs: human services and business management. Its sister site, Oxford Circle Grace Trinity Church, offers early childhood education. Classes are held two nights a week and offer full-time credits.

Visitors to the open house will meet the administrators, complete an application and talk to financial aid representatives. Classes are small, and begin again in January.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or a state-approved high school equivalency diploma. Harcum College also accepts transfer students who have attended other accredited colleges. Financial aid as well as Harcum College community-based grants are available for students who qualify.

For further information, call Bonnie Kaye at 215-745-0141 or visit diplomaphilly.com. ••

St. Basil has upcoming open house, test

St. Basil Academy, 711 Fox Chase Road in Jenkintown, welcomes eighth-grade girls and their families to attend an open house on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The school will also an admissions test on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8 a.m. Visit stbasilacademy.org. ••

A night of Haitian cuisine

Haitian-American United for Change will present a Taste of Haiti on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Northeast Adult Day Care Hall, 11048 Rennard St.

Tickets cost $40 to $100 and include dinner, dancing, a guest speaker, live entertainment and a cook-off competition. Call 215-681-8243 or visit tasteofhaitiphilly.eventbrite.com. ••

Flea market on Saturday

St. Dominic Catholic Daughters will be holding a flea market on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave.

There will be bargains, food, home-baked cakes and chances for lottery tickets. ••

Learn more about Tacony

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at Pennepack Baptist Church, 8732 Krewstown Road.

Lou Iatarola, of the Historical Society of Tacony, will speak on The Evolution of Tacony. ••

Job search help at NE Regional

Get one-on-one help with your resume, job search, interviewing and online applications on Fridays, Nov. 8 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The help will be provided by CareerLink.

The event is free. No registration is required. ••

Honor Marines and Tony Rad

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 eventbrite.com and type “Tony Rad” in the search box. ••

Upcoming events at NE Regional

There are two upcoming events at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

Learn how to get ready for retirement during a presentation on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The information will be presented by Citizens Bank Park. Admission is free, and no registration is required.

Learn about personal and business credit on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m.

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

Shop to support cancer research

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is holding a “Shop Til You Drop” extravaganza on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 8 p.m. at AFC Fitness, 1040 Mill Creek Drive, Trevose.

There will be clothes, accessories, jewelry, arts, crafts, personal health and food vendors.

Donations are $10 at the door.

Call Sharyn at 215-860-3710.

The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Irish charity fundraiser Nov. 17 at FOP

The Philadelphia Ancient Order of Hibernians/Ladies AOH will sponsor their seventh annual Freedom for All Ireland fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.

The guest speaker will be Mark Thomspon, CEO and co-founder of the Belfast-based Relatives for Justice. The afternoon will feature live music and an award presentation to U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle.

The cost is $35 and includes draft beer, soda and a buffet. Proceeds benefit AOH/LAOH Freedom for All Ireland charities. Call Pearse Kerr at 267-253-9001 or Gerry McHale at 267-767-7854. ••

Beef and beer for St. Martha

St. Martha Elementary School will hold a beef and beer on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Archbishop Ryan High School south gym, 11201 Academy Road.

Tickets cost $30. Admission is open to anyone 21 and older. The evening will include food, DJ Johnny Love, baskets and a 50/50. Call 215-632-3720. ••

Program for people with diabetes

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., is recognizing Diabetes Awareness Month by offering a diabetes education and management program in November.

People with diabetes will learn how to eat healthier, be physically active, monitor blood sugar levels and more. The program will also offer access to health and wellness programs, exercise classes, diabetes-friendly meals and personalized care plans. People completing the program will receive a gift card.

For information, call 215-698-7300, Ext. 195. ••

Council will probe DHS policy

City Council unanimously authorized the creation of a special committee to hold hearings to review child separation in Philadelphia’s child welfare system and develop recommendations to ensure compliance with state child protective services law.

The rate of children removed from their homes in Philadelphia is the highest in the nation, triple the rate of removal in New York and quadruple the rate of removal in Chicago.

“DHS is an important agency with dedicated public servants doing a tough job,” said Councilman David Oh. “The vast majority of the time, the decision-making is sound and we applaud their hard work. However, we must also recognize that the current protocols for protecting children are inadequate and in need of attention. I look forward to this hearing to identify ways we can better serve and protect the children and families of Philadelphia.” ••

Jeanes offering community grants

The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, which supports Jeanes Hospital, is coordinating its annual Community Grants program.

Grants are awarded to provide funding for projects that promote the health and wellness of communities in the hospital’s service areas. Criteria include a project’s merit and community impact. The grants will range from $500 to $2,500 each.

Applications for the grants are being accepted until Nov. 15. Funds must be used in 2020.

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply, and must provide a copy of their tax exemption letter from the IRS and a completed W-9 form.

Organizations applying for grants must be located in one of the following ZIP codes: 19012, 19027, 19111, 19115, 19120, 19149, 19152, 19006, 19046, 19095, 19114, 19116, 19124, 19126, 19135, 19136, and 19154. Projects receiving funding must take place within these ZIP codes.

For additional information about the Jeanes Hospital Community Grants Program, or to request an application form, contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

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