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Calendar of events: March 5-12

Thursday, March 5

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Newtown-Yardley Creative Writers Workshop Northampton Library, 25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro. 6 to 8:45 p.m. 267-679-6804, Luckygail57@gmail.com or meetup.com.

Philadelphia’s First Toastmasters Club Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road. 7 to 9 p.m. Members learn to improve public speaking and leadership skills and develop effective communication skills. Refreshments. $5. Continues every first and third Thursday of the month. 215-518-9319 or philadelphiasfirsttoastmasters.com.

Toddler Storytime Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave. 10:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, songs, coloring and interactive play. For ages 1 to 4 with accompanying adult. Continues March 12 and 26. 215-685-0494.

Total Body Fit with Wendy SPIN Community & Fitness, 10980 Norcom Road. $10. 5:15 p.m. Thursdays. 215-698-3012.


Young at Heart Seniors All Saints Church, 9601 Frankford Ave. Noon. Hot lunch $2. Meetings on first and third Thursdays of the month, September to June. 215-637-8787.

Friday, March 6


Storytime with Mr. Paul 10 a.m. Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. Children’s librarian Mr. Paul will read Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand and The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola. 215-685-8756.

Saturday, March 7


Crocheting/Knitting/Looming Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, Byberry and Barbary roads. 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your own materials. Free instruction. Light refreshments. 215-637-2266.

Neighborhood Flag Making Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave. 2 p.m. 215-685-0494.

Pilates with Wendy SPIN Community & Fitness, 10980 Norcom Road. 10-11 a.m. $10. Saturdays. 215-698-3012.

Seussville CORA Services, 8540 Verree Road. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interactive storytime, family activities, pictures with characters, arts and crafts and art and writing contest. coraservices.org.

7th Grade Practice Exam for High School Entrance St. Basil Academy, 711 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown. 8 a.m. Register: 215-649-9083 or www.stbasilacademy.org.

Used Book Sale and Exchange Ryerss Museum & Library basement, 7370 Central Ave. First Saturday of every month. 215-685-0599.

Sunday, March 8


Blood Drive Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments. 215-677-1600.

Bookbinding Workshop Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Taught by artist and iconographer Susan Kelly vonMedicus. Geared to people 12 and older. $185. All materials included. Continues March 15 and 22. Register: eikon68@aol.com.

Robert Ryerss’ Birthday Party 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., Burholme Park. Games, refreshments, make a Thaumatrope and see the Ryerss family artifacts. One-person play about the life of Mary Ann Reed Ryerss Bawn at 1 p.m. Free. RSVP: 215-685-0599 or ryerssmuseum@gmail.com.

Sculpt & Tone SPIN Community & Fitness, 10980 Norcom Road. 10:15 a.m. $10. Sundays. 215-698-3012.

Monday, March 9


Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave. Continues through March 30. 215-MU6-8664 or freelibrary.org/ediblealphabet.

Holmesburg Book Club Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Continues March 23. 215-685-8756.

Lunch and Learn KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Medicare fraud. Doors open 11:30 a.m., program begins at 12:30 p.m. $1. Register: 215 320 0351.


East Torresdale Civic Association All Saints Church, 9601 Frankford Ave. 7 p.m. Meets second Monday of the month. Easttorresdalecivic.com.

Resurrection of Our Lord Seniors School hall, 2000 Shelmire Ave. (at Large Street). 9 a.m. Second and fourth Mondays of the month, September to June. Refreshments and bingo.

Tuesday, March 10


CareerLink Resume Workshops Sponsored by Pennsylvania CareerLink. 1-3 p.m. Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. Learn how to create your own resume and apply for jobs online. Continues March 17, 24 and 31. 215-685-8756.

Deepening Our Wisdom Years: A Spirituality of Aging A setting of prayer, peace and beauty. Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road. Participants will reflect to offer wisdom to others. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $30, includes lunch. Continues March 24 and April 21. Register: cranaleith.org or 215-934-6206.

Kim Reddin Yiddish With Jack Belitsky. Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road. Cosponsored by Northeast NORC. 12:30 p.m. Light lunch. Second Tuesday of each month. Continues April 14. Need a ride? 215-320-0351. Details: 215-677-1600.

Sculpt & Tone with Wendy SPIN Community & Fitness, 10980 Norcom Road. 6-7 p.m. $10. Tuesdays. 215-698-3012.

Storytelling Circle for Adults and Teens Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Second Tuesday of every month. 215-685-0501 or lehup@freelibrary.org.


Holmesburg Civic Association 7:15 p.m. Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets. 215-332-6781.

Somerton Civic Association Walker Lodge 306, 1290 Southampton Road. Meets second Tuesday of the month, except July and August. 7 p.m. somertoncivic.com.

Yiddish Culture Club Led by Jack Belitsky. Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road. Light lunch at noon. Session at 12:30 p.m. $2. Continues April 14. 215-677-1600. Need a ride? 215-320-0351.

Wednesday, March 11


Evening Science Club – 6:30 p.m. Welsh Road Library, 9233 Roosevelt Blvd. For ages 7-plus and their adult caregiver. 215-685-0498.

Journey along the King’s Highway: A History of Frankford Avenue Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jason Sherman, director of the documentary The King’s Highway, talks about Frankford Avenue, the oldest continuously used road in the country. 215-685-8756.

Mental Health First Aid Training For people 18 and older. Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave. 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Councilman Bobby Henon. Continues March 12. Register: 215-686-3444.

Pajama Story Times Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road. 6:30 p.m. Stories and songs before bedtime. Bring a stuffed animal and blanket. For children ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome. 215-685-9383.

Seniors Singles Dance/Live Music As­so­ci­ated Pol­ish Home, 9150 Academy Road. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Open to ages 50+. $12. Park­ing be­hind build­ing. Wednesdays. 215–834–7310.


Fox Chase Homeowners Association/Town Watch, American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave. Meets the second Wednesday of the month, except August and December, 7:30 p.m. foxchasehomeowners.org, foxchasetownwatch.org

Tacony Civic Association Tacony Library, Torresdale Avenue and Knorr Street. 7 p.m. Group meets on the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months, except July.

Women’s Self Defense 7 to 8 p.m. Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. Sponsored by Councilman Bobby Henon. Register: 215-686-3444

Thursday, March 12


Adult Education Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road. Class led by Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham. 8-9 p.m. Continues April 2 with Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible as a Sourcebook for the Creation of the United States. 215-677-1600.

Afterschool Science Club – 4:30 p.m. Welsh Road Library, 9233 Roosevelt Blvd. For ages 7+ and their adult caregiver. 215-685-0498.

Current Events with Jack Belitsky Sidewater House Apartments, 780 Byberry Road. Second Thursday of the month. Lunch at noon, discussion at 12:45 p.m.

Film Festival After Nightfall Film Festival. Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center, 7 Lock St., Manayunk. Free. Ultra-Girl by Chris R. Notarile, Saturday the 14th by Zay Rodriguez, The Flower People by Charles A. Christman III. Red Carpet 6 to 7 p.m. Screening 7:15 p.m. Meet and greet with cast and crew to follow. https://www.facebook.com/events/s/philadelphia-after-nightfall/633609910779396/.

Manga/Anime Club 4 p.m. Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. Watch anime and enjoy snacks. Bring your favorite DVDs to watch. 215-685-8756.

Preschool Science Club 11 a.m. Welsh Road Library, 9233 Roosevelt Blvd. Listen to a story and try out a fun science experiment. Intended for ages 2-6 with their adult caregiver. 215-685-0498.

Theater Show Little Shop of Horrors. Father Judge auditorium, 3301 Solly Ave. 7 p.m. $8 in advance. $12 for adults and $10 for children at the door. Continues March 13-14 at 7 p.m. and March 15 at 2 p.m. 215-338-9494, Ext. 1128.


Burholme Community Civic Association 7 p.m. Wesley Enhanced Living, 7040 Oxford Ave.

Grief Support Group Sponsored by nonprofit Liberty Hospice. Meets second Thursday of the month at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 808 Red Lion Road. 2 to 3:30 p.m. 215-603-4642.

Tacony Holmesburg Town Watch Community Town Hall 7 p.m. Tacony Baptist Church (4715 Disston St.). Crime stats, question-and-answer session, tips on how to keep your family safe. Guest speaker: Police Inspector Frank Bachmayer, commander of the Northeast Police Division.


Flea Market Sponsored by St. Dominic Catholic Daughters. Saturday, March 14. Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. $20 (tables provided). 215-901-2033.

Spring Craft Fair Sponsored by Christ the King Ladies Auxiliary. 3252 Chesterfield Road. Sunday, March 22. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 per table (table provided). Reserve a space: Dolly, 215-603-0058.

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