Around Town: Feb. 12

John Birch Society meeting Tuesday

The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets.

There will be presentations on An Overview of America and Dollars & Sense. Refreshments will be provided.

The motto of the John Birch Society is “Less Government, More Responsibility and – With God’s Help – A Better World.” ••

Do you qualify for income tax credit?

The city launched its awareness campaign to make residents aware of the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit.

More than 45,000 residents are estimated to be eligible for EITC but don’t apply, leaving more than $113 million in tax credits unclaimed. The city helps determine eligibility and guide them through the filing process.

Qualifying residents must have an income from $15,570 to $55,952 depending on whether they are single, head of household or married as well as the number of qualifying children. They must be 25-65 or have a qualifying child and have a valid Social Security number.

EITC’s Northeast Super Site is located at 7300 Bustleton Ave. and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It features Albanian, Turkish, Russian and Spanish speakers. ••

Neil Diamond tribute at Knights of Columbus

The Regina Coeli Council Knights of Columbus, 9621 James St., will host a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Frank DeRosa will perform a tribute to Neil Diamond.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the show at 8. Tickets cost $40 and include open bar and buffet.

For tickets, call Mike Ciampoli at 215-605-2857. ••

Film festival on March 12

The After Nightfall Film Festival, presented by Back2Ninety9 Productions, will take place on March 12 at Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center, 7 Lock St., in Manayunk.

The festival showcases three short films directed by Philadelphia-area independent  filmmakers. It opens with Ultra-Girl by director Chris R. Notarile and Saturday the 14th by director Zay Rodriguez, followed by the world premiere of The Flower People by director Charles A. Christman III.

“We are excited for attendees to experience these three amazing short films,” said Christman, the festival organizer. “The festival pays tribute to the horror/thriller genre, with each director bringing their own style to the craft of filmmaking.”

Guests can walk the “Red Carpet” from 6 to 7 p.m. The screening will begin at 7:15 p.m. A meet and greet with the cast and crew will follow the final film. Admission is free for all attendees.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/s/philadelphia-after-nightfall/633609910779396/. ••

Designer Bag Bingo at St. Hubert

St. Hubert High Alumnae Association will sponsor Designer Bag Bingo on Sunday, March 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the school cafeteria, Torresdale and Cottman avenues.

Doors open at noon.

Tickets cost $35 and must be purchased in advance.

One genuine designer bag will be awarded per round. People must be 18 or older to attend.

For tickets and information, email SHAACoachBingo@gmail.com or call Charlene at 215-624-6840, Ext. 1531. ••

St. Hubert holding basket raffle

St. Hubert High School, Torresdale and Cottman avenues, will be hosting Baskets for Bambies on Saturday, April 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the cafeteria.

There will be more than 75 baskets and other high-end prizes. It’s an all-ages event, and people need not be present to win.

Admission is free. Soda, water and soft pretzels will be provided. Visitors are welcome to BYOB, food and snacks. DJ Mary Clifford will be playing tunes. ••

Enter bean bag toss/corn hole tournament

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will sponsor a Bean Bag Toss/Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fireman’s Hall Museum, 2500 Lefevre St., in Bridesburg.

The cost is $50 per player or $35 for non-players. All proceeds benefit the alumni association.

There will be prizes to the top two teams. Admission includes draft beer, wine, soda and hot buffet. The event will include a cash bar, 50/50 and a raffle for a set of Northeast Catholic corn hole boards.

To make a reservation, call 215-543-1051. ••

Benefit for cancer patient

A beef-and-beer fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Anne School hall, Memphis and Tucker streets, for Michael McKee, who is battling a rare form of appendix cancer.

The married father of four Catholic school children is out of work from his job at Philadelphia Gas Works due to his illness.

Tickets cost $35 and include a buffet, draft beer and a disc jockey.

For tickets or to make a monetary contribution or a donation for the Chinese auction, call 215-338-2401 or email renie529@verizon.net.••

Ryan lacrosse hosting Quizzo

The Archbishop Ryan lacrosse team will sponsor a Quizzo Night on Friday, Feb. 21, in the south cafeteria, 11201 Academy Road.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Quizzo begins at 7:30.

Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tables of eight or more can be reserved.

The evening will include BYOB/snacks, 50/50, raffle baskets, extra cash round, cash prize and mulligans.

For tickets, call Marie at 215-612-0524 or email ArchRyanLax@gmail.com. ••

Redistricting reform meeting

Rich Rafferty, Montgomery County coordinator of Fair Districts PA, will present Making Your Vote Count – Redistricting Reform on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:45 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

For more information, contact Rafferty at 484-756-9510 or bg3n3rich@verizon.net. ••

Learn about business taxes

Learn about small business taxes you are responsible for on Friday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The free event is presented by the city Department of Revenue.

No registration required. ••

Support adoption, get a free Frosty

Individuals are encouraged to buy a Frosty key tag for $2, with the money donated to the Center City-based Adoption Center.

The tags are available through March 1.

Anyone purchasing a tag can use it at Wendy’s throughout 2020 for a free Jr. Frosty with every purchase.

The Center will use the funds to help find families for the hundreds of children in the tri-state area who live in foster care and wait to be adopted.

For more information, visit www.adopt.org. ••

Learn about real estate

Learn about property development in the Northeast, first-time homebuyer programs and foreclosure assistance programs on Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The free event will be presented by the city.

No registration is required. ••

Holy Inn going gambling

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Wednesday, March 11.

The cost is $30 and includes $25 in slot cash.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. and leave the Tropicana at 4:30 p.m.

Money is due by March 3. To make a reservation, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Job search help

Get help with your resume, job search and interviewing skills with CareerLink at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., on Fridays through March.

The dates and times are Feb. 14 and 28 and March 13 and 27 at 1 p.m., Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. and March 6 and 20 at 10:30 a.m. The sessions are free, and no registration is required. ••

Wine tasting at St. Hubert

St. Hubert High School’s Alumnae Association will host a wine-tasting event on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria, near the Ditman Street entrance.

Tickets cost $35 and include 12 wine pairings, cheese, chocolate and Girl Scout cookies. People must be 21 to attend. The ticket deadline is Feb. 17. Contact Louise at 610-724-6061 or lfwinski@verizon.net. ••

HS seniors can apply for scholarship

Simon Youth Foundation will help a deserving graduating high school senior living near Philadelphia Mills pursue a college education.

Students may apply through Feb. 19 at syf.org/scholarships.

Scholarship recipients are eligible for a one-time $1,500 scholarship, which may be applied to tuition at an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school. Students who will be graduating high school in 2020 and live in the community surrounding Philadelphia Mills are eligible. ••

Sports Hall of Famers being honored

The City All Star Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 29th annual awards banquet on Tuesday, April 14, at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The inductees will be former La Salle University basketball player Craig Conlin; coach and youth league organizer Lou DeCree; retired longtime women’s college basketball official Dennis DeMayo; former Father Judge basketball coach Bill Fox; Division I football official Joe Griesser; Joe Hand, a leading TV distributor of closed-circuit and pay-per-view boxing; Mike Hawkins, the PIAA District 12 chairman and former football coach and athletic director at Germantown High School; Steve Kane, the longtime former boys basketball coach at University City who led the Jaguars to the 1995 Public League title; Mike Koplove, who pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cleveland Indians; Kathy Lonergan, a Division I women’s basketball referee; Dave Mastropietro, a basketball star at La Salle University; and Dr. Anthony Salem, a former minor league baseball player. Tickets cost $60 in advance and $65 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Call Mike Polin at 215-601-7045 or email John McArdle at jmcardle@comcast.net. ••

Census recruiting event

Learn about U.S. Census job opportunities on Friday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. Apply for openings at the event.

Admission is free, and no registration is required. ••

Bariatric info session at Nazareth

Nazareth Hospital will host a free bariatric information session on Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. in its administrative conference room, 2601 Holme Ave.

The event will educate patients about life-changing weight-loss surgery options and support services. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with Nazareth’s bariatric surgeons.

For more information, call 866-NAZARETH. ••