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Concerts at Cannstatter

The Pennypack Park Music Festival has moved to Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road, this year.

All concerts are Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

The next concert is July 21, featuring The Launch, a tribute to Queen.

The rest of the schedule consists of HotLanta (tribute to the Allman Brothers), Aug. 4; the Beat Tells (tribute to the Beatles), Aug. 11; Romeo Delight (tribute to Van Halen), Aug. 18; and Kick It Out (tribute to Heart), Sept. 8. ••

Online bariatric info

Nazareth Hospital will hold its next free online bariatric information session for those interested in learning more about bariatric surgery options at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Nazareth’s bariatric surgeons and discover how the hospital can help patients address their weight-loss goals.

To register for an online information session or learn more about bariatric weight-loss surgery at Nazareth, call 215-335-2090. ••

Movie night at All Saints’ Torresdale

All Saints’ Torresdale will host outdoor movie nights on the fourth Fridays of the month during the summer.

Show time is 8 p.m. on the church field, 9601 Frankford Ave.

A family-friendly Pixar movie will be shown on July 23, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24.

Bring your own chairs and blankets. Food is permitted. No alcoholic beverages.

Call 215-637-8787. ••

Jehovah’s convention virtual

The Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, typically held locally at the Liacouras Center, is taking place in a virtual format for the second year in a row.

In all, there will be nearly 6,000 virtual conventions in 240 countries.

Powerful by Faith is the theme of the global event, which is being delivered in more than 500 languages over six weekends during July and August.

The program will be available in six installments corresponding to morning and afternoon sessions.

All are invited to attend the free event by going to www.jw.org. ••

Customer service jobs open

Sykes is partnering with RecruitmentQueen for a career fair on July 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the food court of the Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 Lincoln Highway, Langhorne.

The fair will feature more than 80 customer service and call center openings for the Langhorne location of Sykes. The company provides customer engagement services to global 2000 companies in a variety of industries, including communications, financial services, healthcare, technology, transportation and retail.

For more information, visit https://www.recruitmentqueen.com/pages/3143-job-fairs or contact Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976 or Jennifer@RecruitmentQueen.com. ••

Comedy show in Bucks

Giuseppe’s Restaurant, 990 2nd Street Pike in Richboro, will host a comedy show on Saturday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Appearing will be Steve Young, Gene Norris, Glenn Freezman and Anita Wise.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, if available. Dinner reservations will be taken until 6 p.m.

Call 215-497-5066, visit https://comedycabaret.com/bucks-county-richboro/ or email Marily@ComedyCabaret.com. ••

Peace and Play Day

The Block Gives Back will hold its fourth annual Peace and Play Day on Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Piccoli Playground, 1501 E. Bristol St. in Juniata.

There will be a DJ, food, giveaways, a watermelon-eating contest and more. ••

Get help with storm damage

Philadelphia residents can visit a state multi-agency resource center for assistance related to recent storm damage.

The resource center will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, in the cafeteria of Keystone Elementary School, 1800 Keystone St., Croydon. ••

Boyle wants federal aid

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, in response to recent widespread flood damage in the 2nd Congressional District, wrote a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, calling upon him to request federal support in the form of a major disaster declaration.

“Within a span of a few hours, several inches of rain fell on residential neighborhoods adjacent to the Delaware River, Poquessing Creek and in other flood-prone areas of my district,” Boyle wrote, in part. “As a result, my office has been contacted by over one hundred residents over the past two days who’ve seen significant property damage as a result of flooding.” ••

Help for pets

Women’s Animal Center, 3839 Richlieu Road in Bensalem, is providing assistance for families and pets impacted by recent flooding.

Women’s Animal Center is assisting with pet food and safe shelter for dogs and cats. The center will also provide free pet food for families at the upcoming Fresh Connect Food Pantry in Bristol on Friday, July 23.

Pet owners may call 215-942-6826 to make arrangements for temporary housing of their pets.

To make a pet food donation, drop off unopened bags of dry dog and cat food (no larger than 20 pounds) at Women’s Animal Center, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit www.womensanimalcenter.org. ••

Basketball camp at St. Ephrem

The 14th annual Jaguar St. Ephrem Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held July 26-30 at the air-conditioned gym at St. Ephrem, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem.

The cost is $125 and includes a basketball and T-shirt.

The camp is under the direction of former college coach Dan Williams. Email WilliamsD@LSCHS.org. ••

Most city pools opened

The city Department of Parks and Recreation has opened most, but not all, of its outdoor pools this summer.

Local pools that are open are Vogt, 4131 Unruh Ave.; Lackman, 1101 Bartlett St.; Simpson, 1010 Arrott St.; American Legion, 6201 Torresdale Ave.; Fox Chase, 7901 Ridgeway St.; Max Myers, 1601 Hellerman St.; Mitchell, 3700 Whitehall Lane; Houseman, 5091 Summerdale Ave.; Jacobs, 4500 Linden Ave.; and Jardel, 1400 Cottman Ave. ••

Open house at nursery school

Redemption Nursery School, 8001 Bustleton Ave. (at Rhawn Street), will be hosting open houses on Wednesdays, July 21 and Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visitors will get to know the school, teachers and curriculum. All are welcome to tour the school.

For more information about the school, visit www.redemptionphiladlephia.org/nursery-school. ••

Group to meet next month

The West Torresdale/Morrell Park Civic Association canceled its July 15 meeting due to flooding in the basement of Christ the King hall.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at CTK.

There will be a vote for a variance for the property at 3693-95 Morrell Ave., the proposed expansion of Apple Tree Daycare.

Email wtca19114@gmail.com or check out the group’s Facebook page. ••

Hohenstein wants ICE detainees released

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein is calling for the immediate release of detainees at York County Prison, being operated by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

ICE will soon be leaving the prison, but detainees will be transferred to another facility.

“I represented my first immigration clients in York County Prison in 1995, more than 25 years ago. Now that it is closing, the people with cases need to be near their families and legal representatives,” Hohenstein said. “Most of the detainees have a stake in staying connected to the system, and they have claims that will let them become legal or keep their legal status. They deserve to be released as soon as possible. It is the only humane course of action for people who often have already been in the U.S. for years and have family here.” ••

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