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Virtual walk for substance abuse recovery

PRO-ACT will host a virtual Recovery Walks! 2020 on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Recovery Walks! 2020 will be streaming live at www.facebook.com/Recoverywalks.

September is national Recovery Month. The theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.”

Register for free at https://www.firstgiving.com/event/26502/Recovery-Walks-2020-1 (or go to recoverwalks.org and click register). ••

Hotline will assist digital learning

The City of Philadelphia announced that families of K-12 students without broadband internet access can now reach out to United Way’s “211” hotline for general information on how to get online for the upcoming academic year through PHLConnectED.

PHLConnectED is a collaborative effort to connect low-income K-12 student households with internet and devices for digital learning. The 211 hotline will serve as the primary point of contact for families to get more information about internet access for students.

United Way’s 211 hotline will provide 24-7 access to information about the program, referrals to resources and a telephone number for families to remember.

The 211 hotline is available in more than 150 languages. Philadelphia K-12 families who do not have any in-home internet access or who have internet access only through mobile phones should call 211 and press option 1 to speak with a resource navigator. When families call the hotline, they will receive general information about PHLConnectED, such as eligibility for the program, and how eligible households can get connected. Families can expect a brief survey to help 211 resource navigators understand their needs.

PHLConnectED launched with the support of the City, School District of Philadelphia, Comcast, Lenfest Foundation, Neubauer Family Foundation, Philadelphia School Partnership and the William Penn Foundation.

To learn more about PHLConnectED, visit the phila.gov/PHLConnectED. ••

Concert to benefit Jerry Boyle

The Violations, a Motown and oldies group, will be performing for one of their members, Jerry Boyle, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Hillig, Bobby Kiefer and Al Muzychka will present Jammin’ for Jerry on Facebook. The concert will be available at https://www.facebook.com/911motown.

Boyle is battling cancer. Checks to support him can be made payable to Jerry Boyle and mailed to Jimmy Hillig, P.O. Box 22189, Philadelphia, PA 19136. ••

Wave an American flag on 9/11

Wreaths Across America is encouraging residents to stand outside and wave an American flag for one minute on Friday, Sept. 11, at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m.

At those times on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist hijackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center.

Participants can use the hashtags #FlagsAcrosstheCountry and #AmericaStrong when posting on social media and tag the Wreaths Across America Facebook page.

You can sponsor a wreath for $15 at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/. Each sponsorship goes toward a fresh balsam veterans wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero on Dec. 19, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. ••

Sept. 11 remembrance at St. James

St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street in Northwood, will host a remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m.

The public is invited.

The event will feature music and appearances by civic leaders, clergy, veterans, police officers, firefighters and a color guard. ••

Virtual Run for Peace will help fund for 9/11 victim

Penn Charter’s 15th annual Run for Peace will take place virtually from Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m. to Sunday, Sept. 13, at noon.

The event is in memory of Northwood native Peter K. Ortale and Kenny Caldwell, Penn Charter graduates who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

The cost is $25.

Participants can choose their pace and distance. They are encouraged to post photos to the penncharteropc pages on Twitter and Instagram, using #PCrun4peace.

To register, go to penncharter.com/peace.

Ortale grew up on the 4900 block of Castor Ave. and attended St. Martin of Tours, Penn Charter and Duke University, where he graduated in 1987 and was a three-year All-American lacrosse player.

At the time of his death, at age 37, he was working for Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower in New York. He was among 61 employees and friends of Euro Brokers who died that day.

Donations to the Peter K. Ortale Scholarship Fund can be sent to William Penn Charter School, 3000 W. Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144. The fund seeks to provide tuition assistance to an upper school student who, like Ortale, exhibits the qualities of the scholar-athlete and demonstrates a high level of motivation, self-reliance and leadership, both in the classroom and on the playing field. ••

Bike ride will benefit fight against autism

The AJF Ride 4 Autism, with a virtual participation option, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12.

There will be 12-mile and 50K options, with a limit of 250 riders, at Lower Makefield Township Park, 1100 Edgewood Road, in Yardley.

Registration and check-in for the 50K are at 8 a.m. The ride begins at 9 a.m.

Registration and check-in for the 12-mile family ride are at 9:15 a.m., with staggered starts beginning at 9:45.

The virtual ride can be done on any bike path through Sept. 13.

Call 215-598-8175 or visit www.ajfride4autism.org. ••

Register for Heroes Run

The Travis Manion Foundation will host its 13th annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K Race Series.

This year’s race series will have a much bigger focus on the opportunity for runners to participate virtually. The race series is dedicated to uniting communities to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11 as well as to honor veterans, military and first responders who dedicate their lives to serving others.

The public is invited to register to participate individually. The virtual runner option allows participants to choose their own date, time, and location where they can run, walk or “ruck” the 5K at their own pace. Registration details and more information about the virtual 9/11 Heroes Runs can be found at 911heroesrun.org.

There is a physical race still scheduled to take place at Russell E. Elliot Memorial Park, 152 Buck Road, Feasterville, on Sept. 12, starting at 9 a.m.

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed by an enemy sniper in Iraq in April 2007. ••

Concert to benefit Fox Chase Cancer

Six bands will take part in Boob-A-Palooza on Saturday, Sept. 12, at www.FaceBook.com/BoobAPalooza2020.

The goal is to raise $10,000 for Fox Chase Cancer Center research.

The event is being organized by Nick Renzi, whose wife is a five-year breast cancer survivor.

The concert starts at noon. The page will feature a “Donate Now” button linked to Fox Chase Cancer Center’s donation website. ••

Blood drive Sept. 14 at Loudenslager

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave.

Sign up by calling 800-RED CROSS or going to www.redcrossblood.org. The sponsor code is ALPOST366.

Face masks are required. ••

CTK holding golf outing

Christ the King School will hold a golf outing and luncheon on Monday, Oct. 12, at Bensalem Township Country Club, located at 2000 Brown Ave., Bensalem.

The cost is $100 per golfer, and the price includes golf fees, cart and luncheon. Registration deadline is Sept. 15.

For information regarding sponsorships or to participate as a golfer, contact Terri Cristofaro at CTKPhila@gmail.com or 215-281-2810. ••

Apply for Jeanes grant

The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, which supports Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, is asking for applications for its 2021 Community Grants program.

Grants are awarded annually 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, community impact and the availability of funds.

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 15. Funds must be used within one year of receipt.

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 within or serve 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 program, or to request an application form, contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Nazareth holding bariatric sessions

Nazareth Hospital hosts free, online bariatric information sessions for the community to educate patients about weight-loss surgery options and support services at Nazareth Bariatrics.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with Nazareth Hospital’s bariatric surgeons. The information sessions will take place at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

Registration is required. Upon registration, attendees will be sent a link to access the session virtually.

For more information and to register, call 215-335-2090. ••

Services at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave., invites the public for services on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, at 9 a.m.

Guests must wear masks.

Registration is required. Contact Jill at 215-673-2511 or templebethami2@gmail.com. ••

Volunteer to clean up the riverfront

Philadelphia Community Corps will participate in a day of service on Friday, Sept. 11, from noon to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to help clean up the 5200 blocks of Magee and Unruh avenues, near the Delaware River waterfront.

Drinks and food will be provided afterward.

Volunteers will gather near the entrance to MaST Community Charter School on Magee Avenue. ••

Virtual run/walk will support police

The Philadelphia Police Foundation’s second annual Market Street Run for Blue will take place virtually from Oct. 16-25.

The 5-mile run/walk is in memory of SWAT Cpl. Jimmy O’Connor.

The cost is $40, including a T-shirt.

Call 484-433-6201 or visit marketstreetrun.org. ••

Celebrate Yom Kippur

Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave., invites the public to celebrate Yom Kippur.

Services are Sunday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. (Yizkor at 11:30 a.m., free Yizkor at 3 p.m., Mincha at 5 p.m.).

Masks are required.

To purchase a ticket, call Jill at 215-673-2511 or email templebethami2@gmail.com. ••