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Around Town: March 11

Film festival on Thursday

The After Nightfall Film Festival, presented by Back2Ninety9 Productions, will take place on Thursday, 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/. ••

Census is hiring

City Councilman Brian O’Neill is sponsoring a Census job fair on Thursday, March 12, from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Heritage Credit Union, 2050 Red Lion Road.

Call 215-686-3422. ••

Judge presenting Little Shop of Horrors

The Father Judge theater arts department will present four upcoming performances of Little Shop of Horrors.

Show times are Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14, at 7 p.m.,and Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 in advance. The cost at the door is $12 for adults and $10 for children. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. Performances take place in the Judge auditorium, 3301 Solly Ave.

Call 215-338-9494, Ext. 1128. ••

Increase your sales workshop

Learn how to increase your retail and business sales, on Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The free event is presented by PowerUp.

No registration is required. ••

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 March 13 and 27 at 1 p.m. and March 20 at 10:30 a.m.

The sessions are free, and no registration is required. ••

St. Bart celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

St. Bartholomew will present its St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza on Saturday, March 14, from 7 p.m. to midnight in the parish hall, 5600 Harbison Ave.

Tickets cost $40 and include a hot buffet, beer, soda, a DJ, basket raffle and 50/50. Guests must be 21 or older and are welcome to BYOB.

Tickets will be sold after the 8 and 11 a.m. Masses. Or, call the rectory at 215-831-1224. ••

Lecture on Lincoln’s visit to Philadelphia

Learn about President Lincoln’s visit to Philadelphia during the Civil War on Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The presentation will be by historian Michael Wunsch.

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

Academy Sabres celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

The Academy Sabres will hold a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser on Saturday, March 14, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Maltese Room, 2049 Bristol Pike, Bensalem.

Tickets cost $35, and include dinner buffet, open bar and DJ. Guests must be 21 to attend.

For tickets, call Margie at 267-265-4333. ••

Nature and history walk on Sunday

The Friends of Pennypack Park will sponsor a guided walk to explore the natural and human history of a section of the park on Sunday, March 15.

Walkers will meet at the parking lot on Verree Road, near the creek.

The walk starts at 1 p.m. and will cover about 1 mile on a paved bike path and rough dirt trails.

The rain date will be March 22 at the same time and location.

This could be the final walk in the series.

Call 215-934-PARK. ••

John Birch Society meeting Tuesday

The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, March 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets.

There will be a video presentation, featuring John Birch Society CEO Art Thompson, on Trading Away Our Freedom by Foreign Entanglements. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Chair yoga class at NE Regional

Learn about and take part in a chair yoga class on Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

The class, provided by Blue Cross, is free.

No registration is required. ••

Learn about weight-loss surgery

Nazareth Hospital will host a free community event to help weight-loss surgery patients achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles.

On March 18, Nazareth will host a bariatric information session for the community to educate patients about weight-loss surgery options and support services. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with Nazareth’s bariatric surgeons. The information session starts at 5 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room, 2601 Holme Ave. Register by calling 866-NAZARETH or visiting www.trinityhealthma.org/services/bariatrics/. ••

Holy Inn going to casino

Holy Innocents Parish is holding a trip to the Wind Creek casino in Bethlehem on Sunday, April 19.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. The bus will depart the casino at 3:30 p.m.

The cost is $30, due by April 6. Riders will receive $25 slot cash.

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

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