• St. Leo. All classes. Oct. 16. 3-8 p.m. Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. $50 plus $3.94 in fees. Food, open bar, live music, DJ. Buy tickets by Aug. 31 at upcomingevents.com/e/saint-leo-school-all-class-reunion-53551/. More information: email@example.com.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
• George C. Thomas. All classes. Oct. 2. 7-11 p.m. Galdo’s, 20th Street and Moyamensing Avenue. firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Abraham Lincoln, class of 1960. Oct. 10. Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs. DJ, open bar, buffet, cake, pastry table. Betty Harrison, email@example.com.
• St. Joseph’s Prep, classes 1975-76. ‘80-81, ‘85-86, ‘90-91, ‘95-96, 2000-01, 2005-06, 2010-11 and 2015-16. Oct. 2, at the school, 1733 W. Girard Ave. Pre-reunion: Prep vs. La Salle football at Franklin Field, 3 p.m. 215-978-1950.
• Northeast, class of ‘76. Oct. 9. 6-10 p.m. Philmont Country Club. $65 per person. Bruce Coane, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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. ••
Nashville-Memphis trip with Polish American Cultural Center
Polish American Cultural Center Happy Travelers are organizing a seven-day trip to Nashville and Memphis from Oct. 10-16.
The trip will include two nights in Gaylords Opryland, tickets to the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis experience in Graceland with a tour of his mansion, a guided tour of Nashville and a guided tour of Memphis.
All are invited.
Seats still available.
For more details, call Theresa Romanowski at 215-813-2780 or 215-922-1700. ••
Shopping, dinner in Lancaster
Holy Innocents Parish is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster on Thursday, Sept. 23.
A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. Upon arrival, there will be shopping at the Rockvale and Tanger outlets, followed by dinner at 4 p.m. at the Shady Maple.
The bus will depart at 6 p.m.
Cost is $68, due by Sept. 10.
To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••
The Pennypack Senior Bowling League is looking for new members.
The league bowls Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave. starting Sept. 7, with a short meeting at 10:15.
The league is open to men and women 50 and older.
For more information, contact Dan Sperber at 267-446-0159 or email@example.com. ••
Thrift shop reopening Sunday
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will be opening for the new season on Aug. 29, restocked with fall and winter merchandise. Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Donations will be accepted all days.
Call 215-624-9130. ••
Senior center open
The Rosemary Montagno Senior Center, 12601 Townsend Road, has reopened after being closed since March 2020.
The center opens weekdays at 10 a.m. for all activities, except bingo.
Bingo will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 11:45 a.m.
The kitchen remains closed.
Call 215-673-7734. ••
Program for women veterans
Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, invites all women veterans to a day of rest and reflection on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Song of the Caged Bird: A Retreat Day for Women Veterans will include time for group sharing and individual reflection. This non-denominational spiritual retreat is free of charge. Registration is required.
Lunch is included. Transportation assistance is available. Register at cranaleith.org. ••
Bingo on Sept. 11
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, located at Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be holding bingo on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Masks are required.
Call 215-423-0792. ••
Heirlooms to be displayed
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a virtual general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The program is going to focus on members presenting family heirlooms or valued treasures with their special history. There is no charge. For the meeting link or more information, call 215-677-1600. ••
Henon holding upcoming events
City Councilman Bobby Henon will be holding three upcoming events.
A Welcome Back Breakfast for senior citizens will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Registration is required. Call 215-686-3444.
A free shredding and e-cycling event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Lincoln High School parking lot on Ryan Avenue. Paint and other household hazardous waste will be accepted, too.
Bobby’s Pin & Pizza, for senior citizens, is set for Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave. Registration is required. Call 215-686-3444. ••
Flea market at St. James
St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, will hold an outdoor flea market on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To reserve table space, call 215-743-1828. ••
History fair rescheduled
Citing the coronavirus, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network rescheduled next month’s history fair until April 30.
The site will remain Cannstatter’s. ••
Opening meeting for Sisterhood
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be holding its annual opening meeting on Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
The program will feature special guest speaker Louis Schmidt, author of The Untold Story of How The Stories Were Told. Schmidt worked as an interviewer for Steven Spielberg for the Shoah Project. The cost for this event is $18 per person. Payment needs to be received by Sept. 23. For the meeting link or more information, call 215-677-1600. ••
St. Leo reunion at Cannstatter
St. Leo alums are hosting an all-class reunion on Oct. 16, from 3-8 p.m., at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.
Tickets cost $50 plus $3.94 in fees, and include food, open bar, live musical entertainment by two bands and a DJ. The party will be indoor and outdoor.
Tickets must be purchased online by Aug. 31 at https://www.upcomingevents.com/e/saint-leo-school-all-class-reunion-53551/.
For more information, email Pete Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Celebrate St. Gabe’s 125th
St. Gabriel will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Grays Ferry parish on Sunday, Oct. 24.
The day starts with a Mass at noon at the church, 2917 Dickinson St. That will be followed by a reception and dinner at 3 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room, 100 E. Penn Square.
Tickets are $100 each and include beer, wine, dinner and dancing. For more information, call the rectory at 215-463-4060 or email email@example.com. ••
Program to help seniors
Hands from the Heart Home Healthcare Services, an expanding privately owned and operated home care company, has partnered with The Hairston Foundation for Social Justice to help seniors in the Philadelphia region age safely at home. The partners announced the local expansion of a national program developed by nurses at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing known as “CAPABLE,” which stands for Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders.
CAPABLE is designed to make it easier for seniors to age in place at home. The program focuses primarily on low-income seniors and has proven to enhance the health and quality of life of participants. CAPABLE teams a nurse, an occupational therapist and a handy worker to collectively address physical challenges caused by the aging process that make it difficult for seniors to continue living at home, improving safety and independence.
HFTH is enrolling eligible seniors. All services are free.
HFTH and the Hairston Foundation are also seeking community partnerships to provide program funding.
Contact Christine Hunsberger-Smith for more information at 484-270-4501, Ext. 401 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Bus heading to March for Life
The first Pennsylvania March for Life will take place on Monday, Sept. 27, in Harrisburg.
There will be a rally at the front steps of the Capitol at 11 a.m. followed by a march around the Capitol building at noon.
A bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Katherine of Siena Church, 9700 Frankford Ave.
Call 215-333-4313. ••
Rallying for life
The Northeast Philadelphia Pro-Life Coalition will hold a 40 Days For Life campaign at Planned Parenthood, 2751 Comly Road, from Sept. 29 to Nov. 7.
The prayerful protest will run daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition, there will be a pro-life Mass on Sunday, Oct. 3, at noon at St. Martha Church, 11301 Academy Road.
Call 215-333-4313. ••
New chief executive officer at Chandler Hall
Chandler Hall, a senior living and care community in Newtown, announced that John Whitman has been named chief executive officer.
In this role, Whitman provides vision and strategic direction, and oversees all continuum of care services offered at Chandler Hall, including rehabilitation and therapy programs. He said he’s passionate about providing quality, safe care and services that transform the experience of aging in the Quaker tradition, and fostering an atmosphere of performance excellence.
Whitman is a seasoned healthcare professional with more than 35 years of experience in leading initiatives designed to efficiently enhance seniors’ health and wellness. Prior to joining Chandler Hall, he founded The TRECS Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care provided to seniors across the nation. He also serves as an adjunct professor of the Wharton MBA Health Care Management Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“The Chandler Hall board of directors is confident John Whitman will be a tremendous asset to our community and our partners throughout the region,” said Paul Sheehan, chair of Chandler Hall’s board of directors. “His impressive background demonstrates a passionate, values-driven commitment to the health and wellness of older adults, and we’re privileged to welcome him to his leadership to Chandler Hall.”
Chandler Hall was founded in 1973 as a 55-bed nursing home. It now offers a wide spectrum of services for individuals at all stages of the aging process, including independent living, personal care, memory support, residential and in-home hospice, respite, rehab and skilled nursing care.
Visit ch.kendal.org, call 215-860-4000 or email email@example.com for more information. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••