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Fun day at American Heritage

American Heritage Credit Union and 98.1 WOGL will resume the Car Show and Member Appreciation Day, with a simultaneous commemoration of The Kids-N-Hope Foundation’s 25th anniversary, with an on-campus concert performed by the classic rock cover band LeCompt. The events are free to attend and will take place on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2060 Red Lion Road. The concert will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Attendees can also visit more than 40 vendors at a craft show, get a bite to eat and enjoy the return of the Gelatin Slide. WOGL-FM will be broadcasting around the campus before and after the concert.

Register your car at ahcu.co/CarShow.

For more information, visit AmericanHeritageCU.org/events.

For upcoming events and to learn more about The Foundation, visit kidsnhope.org or call 215-969-2938. ••

Virtual bingo

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting a virtual bingo on Mondays, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards for eight games of bingo each night.  In addition, there will be a 50/50, at $5 per chance.

Send your payment to CSS, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo.

Payment must be received by Monday, July 26. Include your email address to receive the Zoom link

For further information, call 215-677-1600 and ask for Gerry or Nancy. ••

Roman/Hallahan outing

The Roman Catholic High School Alumni Association and the John W. Hallahan Alumnae Association are joining forces for their 28th annual Day at the Bay fundraiser.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 7 pm. at the Seaport Pier in North Wildwood, New Jersey.

All proceeds will fund scholarship programs for students of both schools. Hallahan closed last month, and most of the girls will be attending other schools in the archdiocese.

Email Chuck Taylor at ctaylor@romancatholichs.com or Marge Kiefski at mmkiefski@aol.com.

For more information, visit www.RomanCatholicHS.com/DayAtTheBay. ••

History fair at Cannstatter

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will hold a history fair on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

Admission is free.

There will be historic displays, presentations on local history, books, prints, photographs and other historical items.

Call 215-370-4626 or email nephillyhistory@gmail.com. ••

Nashville-Memphis trip

Polish American Cultural Center Happy Travelers are organizing a seven-day trip to Nashville and Memphis from Oct. 10 through Oct. 16.

The trip will consist of two nights in Gaylords Opryland, tickets to the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis experience in Graceland with a tour of his mansion and guided tours of Nashville and Memphis.

Call Theresa Romanowski at 215-813-2780 or 215-922-1700. ••

Bus trip to Delaware

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation Inc. is sponsoring a bus trip on Wednesday, Oct. 20, to Delaware, featuring an “Autumn Leaf” excursion on the Wilmington & Western Railroad through Delaware’s Red Clay Valley and a 3-course luncheon at the historic Chadds Ford Inn.

Bus will depart from the Grundy Arena, 475 Beaver St., Bristol Borough, at 10 a.m. and return at about 6 p.m. Cost is $118.

For details/reservations, call 215-781-8591. Reservations close on Sept. 15 or earlier based on demand. ••

Rebrand of Medicare benefits enrollment counseling program

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging announced that the PA State Health Insurance Assistance Program, formerly known as APPRISE, has been renamed Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight, or PA MEDI. Pennsylvania’s Medicare beneficiaries will receive the same services under the same program, just under a new name.

PDA’s Education & Outreach Office embarked on a rebranding process to improve public awareness of the program and of the services it provides to Pennsylvania’s Medicare-eligible individuals, their families and caregivers to assist them in making informed health insurance decisions that optimize cost-savings and access to healthcare and benefits.

PA MEDI provides free, confidential, objective and easy-to-understand information about Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans, Medicare Supplement plans and Medicare appeals, and allows Medicare beneficiaries to compare plans and costs to determine what best meets their needs.

“The new brand presents a unique opportunity for the program to grow, innovate and connect with beneficiaries and organizations; tap into new populations; and to better accommodate the needs of beneficiaries,” said Susan Neff, PA MEDI director. “The new brand also supports the vision to be the known and trusted community resource for unbiased Medicare information. We welcome beneficiaries to call the PA MEDI Helpline at 1-800-783-7067 for Medicare-related questions.”

The program’s services are provided through Pennsylvania’s 52 Area Agencies on Aging by a network of almost 800 trained counselors in the commonwealth, many of whom are volunteers. Many PA MEDI volunteer counselors started off as Medicare beneficiaries with questions or concerns about their coverage who, after receiving assistance through PA MEDI, wanted to learn more about how they could share that knowledge with others. PA MEDI volunteer counselors receive free training about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicare prescription drug coverage, appeals, fraud, abuse and more.

Visit aging.pa.gov/aging-services/medicare-counseling/Pages/default.aspx for more information. The PA MEDI Helpline at 1-800-783-7067 is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ••

Thomas Junior High reunion set for Oct. 2

An all-class reunion for the former George C. Thomas Junior High School will take place on Oct. 2, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Galdo’s, 20th Street and Moyamensing Avenue.

Thomas opened in 1920 at 9th and Johnston streets. It became Mastery Charter School in 2009.

For more information, email Karen Kelly-Mandl at kmkthomas@outlook.com. ••

REUNIONS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

• St. Leo. All classes. Saturday, Oct. 16. 3 p.m. Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

• George C. Thomas. All classes. Saturday, Oct. 2. 7-11 p.m. Galdo’s, 20th Street and Moyamensing Avenue. kmkthomas@outlook.com.

HIGH SCHOOLS

• Abraham Lincoln, class of 1960. Sunday, Oct. 10. Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs. DJ, open bar, buffet, cake, pastry table. Betty Harrison: bharrison46@gmail.com.

• Father Judge and St. Hubert. All classes. Saturday, Aug. 7. Seaport Pier, North Wildwood. 3-7 p.m. $20 in advance. $25 at the door. Buffet and drink specials. huberts.org/party.

• Roman Catholic and John W. Hallahan. Day at the Bay. All classes. Saturday, Aug. 14. Seaport Pier, North Wildwood. 2-7 p.m. Chuck Taylor: ctaylor@romancatholichs.com. Marge Kiefski: mmkiefski@aol.com. RomanCatholicHS.com/DayAtTheBay.

• Northeast, class of 1976. Saturday, Oct. 9. 6-10 p.m. Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley. $65 per person. Bruce Coane: bruce.coane@gmail.com.

• St. Joseph’s Prep. All classes. Thursday, Aug. 5. Icona Avalon, 7849 Dune Drive, Avalon, New Jersey. 6-8 p.m. $75. 215-978-1950.

• St. Joseph’s Prep, classes 1975-76. ‘80-81, ‘85-86, ‘90-91, ‘95-96, 2000-01, 2005-06, 2010-11 and 2015-16. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the school, 1733 W. Girard Ave. 215-978-1950.

OTHER REUNIONS

Navy Reunions

• Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. ••