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Tarken ice rink. TIMES FILE PHOTO

Celebrate Purim

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., invites the community to observe and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with food, music, raffles, trivia with prizes, beads and giveaways on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the rear parking area.

Masks are required.

Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates saving the Jewish people from Haman, a Persian empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews, as recounted in the biblical Book of Esther.

Call 215-698-7300. ••

Free tax help available

The Campaign for Working Families has free tax sites to help low- to moderate-income earners complete their tax returns.

Appointments are necessary to visit an in-person tax site, and can be scheduled at CWFPhilly.org.

The website also offers virtual tax prep, so taxpayers don’t have to leave home – they can simply upload their documents and verify personal information online, then an IRS-certified preparer will begin the work. ••

Dems endorse judicial candidates

The Philadelphia Democratic Party has made the following endorsements for the May 18 primary:

Court of Common Pleas: Craig Levin, Betsy Wahl, Christopher Hall, Nicholas Kamau, Wendy Barish and appointed Judges Cateria McCabe, Daniel Sulman and Mark Moore.

Municipal Court: Gregory Yorgey-Girdy, Michael Lambert and appointed Judge George Twardy.

“Philadelphia deserves a judiciary that it can trust. Trust to be fair – trust to be qualified – and trust to be representative of our diverse city of brotherly love and sisterly affection. The Philadelphia Democratic Party is proud to put forth an unparalleled slate of eminently qualified attorneys and sitting fudges from all walks of life that will do just that,” said party chairman Bob Brady. ••

Tarken rink finally reopening

The city Department of Parks & Recreation announced the opening of its ice rinks. Tarken Ice Rink, 6250 Frontenac St., will open Feb. 22.

Rinks will host public skate hours on evenings and weekends. Public skate is free. Youth and adult ice skates are available to rent for $3 or $4.

Residents must register online in advance for all ice rink activities this year.

All ice rink staff and visitors must wear masks at all times.

Locker rooms will not be open to the public.

Residents can find public skate times and register at https://www.phila.gov/2021-02-04-public-skate-begins-at-parks-recs-ice-rinks/. ••

Clothing and jewelry sale

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, has extended its half-price clothing and jewelry sale through Feb. 28.

Shop hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is closed Saturdays.

Call 215-624-9130. ••

Apply for scholarship

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia’s 2021-2022 season will accept applications for need-based, four-year K-8 scholarships for Philadelphia families through March 1.

Applications are available at www.csfphiladelphia.org.

All new CSFP scholarships will be awarded through a random lottery and can be provided to a family as a whole for up to three children.

Applications will be selected in a March lottery. ••