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Train show on March 6

The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its Spring Fever Train Show and Sale on Sunday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers (Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall), 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available on premises, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, visit www.ADTCA.com or call Bob at 610-872-3309. ••

Fox Chase doc earns promotion

Dr. Iberia Romina Sosa, an associate professor at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was recently appointed the new chief of the Division of Hematology in the Department of Hematology/Oncology. As chief of the Division of Hematology, Sosa’s focus will be on making sure that the division is meeting the clinical needs of the cancer center and contributing to the advancement of research and innovation. The Division of Hematology covers many different diseases including benign, myeloid and lymphoid processes. ••

Quizzo at Ryan

The Archbishop Ryan lacrosse team will hold a Quizzo Night on Friday, April 1, in the South cafeteria of the school, 11201 Academy Road.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Quizzo begins at 7:30.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tables of eight can be reserved.

It’s a BYOB/snacks event. There will be a 50/50, raffle baskets, an extra cash round, mulligans and a cash prize.

For tickets, email ArchRyanLax@gmail.com. ••

Sign up for senior softball

Philadelphia Senior Softball League is looking for experienced players for their 58 and over league. The season starts mid-April and runs through September. There are about 30 games along with playoffs. No games are played in July. Games are played Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at Crispin Field, Holme and Convent avenues.

For more information, call Jim Wilson at 609-636-1702 or Marty King at 215-698-0009. ••

Bus trip to Atlantic City

Holy Innocents is running a casino trip to Resorts on Thursday, Feb. 24. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., and leave Resorts at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $35, due by Feb. 18. Riders will receive $20 in slot cash.

To reserve your seat or for more information, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Zoning issue in Somerton

A new use has been proposed for the property at 626-630 Byberry Road that would require a zoning variance. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Somerton Civic Association is hosting an online substitute for an in-person meeting to provide Somerton residents the chance to ask questions and make comments, to receive answers and responses from the zoning applicant, and to vote on whether to support or oppose a variance. To participate, visit Somerton Civic Association’s website, https://sites.google.com/view/somertoncivic, and follow the instructions there. Questions and comments are due by Feb. 10, and votes are due by Feb. 17. ••

Synagogue gala in May

Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, 4301 Tyson  Ave., the oldest synagogue in the Northeast, will be celebrating its 97th anniversary with a gala on Sunday, May 22, at the Bensalem Country Club. All present and past members and friends are invited. Call 215-969-5346. ••

Apply for community council

The Office of the City Controller is seeking community leaders, religious leaders, business owners and residents to join the Community Advisory and Accountability Council that will support its review of the Philadelphia Police Department. The review will focus on the Police Department’s operational and resource deployment as well as how Philadelphia compares to other police departments across the country and best practices in policing.

The Community Council’s members will be determined through an application/nomination process. The application and nomination form is at https://controller.phila.gov/about/opportunity-join-our-community-council/.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 16.

The review will be performed by Stout, an advisory firm. The review will be supported by the Center for Policing Equity. Horsey, Buckner & Heffler, a minority-controlled financial firm, will also provide assistance with interviews and budget and spending data analysis.

The final report is expected to be released publicly by summer 2022. ••

New vice chair for FCCC dept.

Dr. Margaret von Mehren, chief of the Division of Sarcoma Medical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was recently appointed the new vice chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology. In addition to her new position, von Mehren is the associate director for clinical research, physician director of the Clinical Trials Office and a member of the Cancer Epigenetics Institute at Fox Chase. Her specialties include gastrointestinal stromal tumors, melanoma, sarcoma, skin cancer and uterine sarcoma. ••

Info on donating kidney

As a follow-up to last week’s story on Gregory Brown, who is looking for an organ donor to provide a kidney, screening information is at https://jefferson.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YzXGk18Y8F8M3H?fbclid=IwAR0coissKtgtfkdMKld9vMd0DISy5EJ9sGSc2YfbVaTBlx_IzKhWN_e7n1E.

For more information on the process, go to https://hospitals.jefferson.edu/departments-and-services/kidney-transplant-program/living-donor.html?fbclid=IwAR28bRlLA26Cn8v3Zhd5nSfA5CWYDrrOVzQnCFsPUDJ7s0ABg0Hp-8cwxjA.

Cheryl Hesson, his aunt, has created a Facebook page, “Greg Needs a Kidney.” ••

Donate to Tiger-Thon

The Holy Family Pre-Healthcare Association is raising money for its Tiger-Thon, which benefits Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The goal is $10,000. Make a tax-deductible donation at https://chop.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=11227. ••

Thrift shop restocking

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Kenesety Chai, will be closed from Feb. 12-26. It will reopen Feb. 27, fully stocked with winter and spring merchandise. Call 215-624-9130. ••

Good rating for HFU

S&P Global Ratings assigned its “A-} issuer credit rating, with an outlook of stable, to Holy Family University.

“Securing a strong issuer credit rating from Standard & Poor’s is an important step in the growth of Holy Family University, and is a validation of our vision and strategy to provide a valuable education,” said Holy Family President Anne M. Prisco.

S&P assessed Holy Family University’s enterprise profile as strong, characterized by stable enrollment, solid retention and moderate discounting. S&P also assessed Holy Family University’s financial profile as strong, with most of the university’s debt scheduled to amortize in the next 10 years and excellent operating margins driven by growth in net tuition revenue. ••

Bingo fundraiser

Simeti’s Gymnastics Academy, 6649 Keystone St., will be holding a Mystery Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 19. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first game starts at 6:30. Prizes will go to winners. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Admission includes two bingo cards per round. There will be 10 rounds. Participants are asked to bring their own daubers. Extra bingo cards, daubers, 50/50 tickets, blind auction tickets, hot food, snacks, desserts and drinks will be available for sale. It’s a cash-only event. Proceeds will fund new gymnastics equipment.

To order tickets or schedule a free trial class, call 267-333-9930. ••

Bingo on Saturday

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having a bingo on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1-4 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Masks are required, along with proof of vaccination and ID. Call 215-423-0792. ••

Indoor flea market open

A new indoor flea market will be open weekends through March at the Roosevelt Mall, 2329 Cottman Ave., next to Rainbow. Indoor spaces are $50. For more information, visit PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••

Oldies but goodies

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, the Sisterhood, the Men’s Club and the Chaverim announce a joint Zoom program scheduled for Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.  The program is Top Songs of the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and Beyond. Charlie D will emcee the evening. The cost is $25 and open to all. There will also be a 50/50 – $5 for one chance or $10 for 3 chances. Send payment and email address to the synagogue office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. The link for the program will be sent out a few days prior to the event. For details, call 215-677-1600. ••

Programs in Rhawnhurst

Tabas KleinLife Rhawnhurst, 2101 Strahle St., offers the following programs:

• Tuesday: Yoga Dance, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.; Scrabble and Chess, 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.

• Wednesday: Exercise, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.; Periodic games, scrabble, chess, karaoke.

• Thursday: Exercise, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.; Women in the Bible, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Erve Shabbot service, 1:30 to 2 p.m.

Parking is free. Pickup is available. Call 215-745-3127. ••

Father Judge reunions

Three Father Judge graduating classes will be holding reunions this year.

The Class of 1987 will hold its 35-year reunion at FOP Lodge 5 on Saturday, April 2.

The Class of 1972 will hold its 50-year reunion at Father Judge on Saturday, April 30.

The Class of 1962 will hold its 60-year reunion at the Ashburner Inn on Sunday, Sept. 11.

For more information, email Kevin Huckel at khuckel@fatherjudge.com. ••

Tarken hosting adult art club

Tarken Recreation Center, 6250 Frontenac St., hosts an adult art club, which meets on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through April 5. Practice and discuss painting and drawing: still life, portraits, figure drawing, abstract art and illustrations. The program will conclude with a spring art show on April 14 for members to show off their work. No experience necessary. Basic art supplies will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies if they have them. The program will be held in person or virtually, through Zoom, upon request.

To register, call 215-685-1226 or find the @Tarkenplayground page on Facebook. ••

Register for Red Tiger Cup

The Red Tiger TKD Cup will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bryn Athyn College’s Asplundh Fieldhouse, 2775 Buck Road, in Bryn Athyn. There will be competitions in sparring, patterns and special technique. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the top three competitors in each division. Call 215-969-9962 or email redtigertkd@gmail.com. ••

Civic meeting on March 3

The West Torresdale/Morrell Park Civic Association is having a special meeting on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of Christ the King parish hall, 3252 Chesterfield Road.

Members will discuss a proposed sandwich shop in Academy Plaza in a space previously occupied by Lily’s Nails. They will also talk about the proposed removal of heritage trees and the building of a golf school building at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

All are welcome to attend the meeting, but only those who live within the civic’s boundaries will be able to vote on these issues. Masks are required.

Email wtca19114@gmail.com. ••

Upcoming bus trip

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 14, to see the Broadway production of The Music Man. The cost is $345, which includes orchestra seating and round-trip motor coach. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham. Call Harriet at 215-969-8366 for tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

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