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Nikki Fox is returning to modeling after taking a long hiatus to raise her children. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Nikki Fox is returning to modeling after taking a long hiatus to raise her children. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Vote for local woman

Nikki Fox, a former Archbishop Ryan student and single mother of four from Morrell Park, is in the running to be a cover girl for Inked Magazine, a publication that shows off tattoos of its models. The contest is determined by online voting and as of Monday evening, she was in first place. On top of getting a contract, Inked will give her exposure, and she’ll use social media to become an influencer. Voting is taking place through Thursday. To vote, visit https://bit.ly/3v7a1Sq. ••

Learn about Frankford Underground Railroad

Riverfront North Partnership will present Up The Creek: The Frankford Underground Railroad Light Parade on Friday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. at the Garsed Center, 4704 Leiper St. Walking artist Ken Johnston leads a free lantern-making workshop and community light parade in honor of Black History Month. Adults and children are invited to decorate a lantern and join a 1-mile walk retracing Frankford’s Underground Railroad history. All materials and hot beverages will be provided. Register at frankfordlanternparade.eventbrite.com. ••

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. Riders will receive $20 in slot cash.

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

Art class at KleinLife

A new eight-part art program entitled Art of Painting is being offered to active and maturing adults at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Tuesday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to join with members.

In addition to March 1, which is two hours long, the other seven classes will run for three hours beginning at 11:30 a.m. They will be held on March 8, 15, 22 and 29 and April 5, 12 and 19.

People of all skill levels are invited to join.

Cost is $165 per person and does not include art supplies. Payment must be received at the front desk at KleinLife prior to beginning class. For additional information, call Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129. ••

Veterans bill advances

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4673, the Ensuring Veterans’ Smooth Transition Act.

By automatically enrolling eligible servicemembers in VA healthcare during their transition out of the military, the act will simplify the transition process and is intended to take steps toward preventing veteran suicide.

“Today, the House took an important step to simplify the transition process and help prevent veteran suicide by passing EVEST Act,” said Rep. Brendan Boyle. “We know that the months following a transition out of the military can be very stressful and particularly risky for new veterans in terms of mental health. One of the most glaring gaps in accessing high-quality VA healthcare is the enrollment process — with EVEST, we can eliminate that gap. Veterans service organizations and stakeholders have been trying to advance automatic enrollment in VA healthcare for years. With today’s bipartisan vote, we brought that goal one step closer to reality.” ••

Zoning issues in Somerton

A home addition has been proposed for the property at 10201 Clark St. 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. 23, and votes are due by Feb. 27. ••

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. ••

Program on spiritual direction

On Saturday, Feb. 26, the Mother Boniface Spirituality Center (3501 Solly Ave., just east of Father Judge High School) will offer a program on how the practice of spiritual direction helps people notice and be attentive to God’s presence in prayer and daily life. The main presenter is Sister Barbara Springer, SSJ. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. A $35 fee covers continental breakfast and lunch as well as the program. For more information and to register, call 267-350-1830 or visit www.msbt.org/mbsc. ••

History meeting March 2

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m.

The topic will be Anna T. Jeanes: The Next Needed Thing. The speaker will be Kay Sackett Fitzgerald.

Quaker philanthropist Anna T. Jeanes provided for the establishment of Jeanes Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center, located at the site of her former family farm. Fitzgerald helped obtain a Pennsylvania Historic Marker for Anna, located at 7600 Central Ave., and is working on a book, The Life and Legacy of Anna T. Jeanes.

Join the meeting at


The meeting ID is 846 9574 9695. The passcode is 206132. ••

Drawing class at KleinLife

Elements of Drawing, a four-part art series for active maturing adults, will be offered at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Thursday, March 3. The public is invited to join with members. In addition to March 3, the programs will run on March 10, 17 and 24. All will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost will be $50 per person, including some art supplies. The fee must be paid at the KleinLife front desk prior to beginning the sessions. Call Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129. ••

Virtual teacher fair on Saturday

Universal Family of Schools will hold a virtual teacher recruitment fair on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Certified teachers can pursue jobs at Universal’s elementary, middle and secondary schools. Other positions available are for special education, instructional coaches and English-language learner positions.

Universal’s schools include Creighton Charter, at 5401 Tabor Ave.

To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArceCprT8pH9R3nsXVq9KzXWDvQN2kt4V_. ••

Flea market on March 12

St. Dominic Catholic Daughters will hold a flea market at Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave., on Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be vendors, bargains, homemade cakes and raffles. ••

Volunteer to deliver meals

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens in Lower Bucks County.

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging’s biggest needs are in Bensalem, Trevose and Middletown. Pickups are at senior centers.

Volunteers must have their own transportation (valid driver’s license, registration and auto insurance) and be available weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The commitment is a minimum of one day a week for 90 minutes. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Call 267-880-5733 or email sbschwartz@buckscounty.org. ••

Thrift shop restocking

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

Honor a veteran

The deadline is March 5 to order a 12″x12″ granite paver to be in place by Memorial Day at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, at Front and Spruce streets. The donation is $400, and is used to maintain the site that honors the 648 Philadelphians who died during the Vietnam War. The pavers can be personalized to honor any veteran’s service. Fee includes four lines of text with 21 units per line. For more information, contact Sandy Bukowski at 267-253-2965 or veapdd214@gmail.com. ••

A look at river samples

Riverfront North Partnership will present Seeing is Believing: Viewing River Microbes on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at Lardner’s Point Park, 5202 Levick St. Participants will view and identify real-time freshwater samples from the Delaware River. Tacony LAB is the co-sponsor.

Register at riverfrontnorth.org/events. ••

North class of ‘70 reunion

North Catholic’s Class of 1970 will hold a reunion on Saturday, March 26, from 7-11 p.m. at Sprinkler Fitters Emerald Room, 14004 McNulty Road. The cost is $70 per person and includes a buffet dinner, open bar and music. For more information, call Jim Kelly at 215-808-4227, John Peteraf at 215-342-7335, Tom at 609-685-2491 or Jim Doc at 484-576-0381. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Art program at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., is accepting applications for its 2022-2023 Artists in Residence program. The categories are visual artist, performing artist and teaching artist. Artists should be residing in the greater Philadelphia area at the time of their application. Deadline for submissions is March 15 at 11 p.m. The application fee is $10 and is non-refundable. Artists in Residence will have from June 1, 2022 until May 31, 2023, to complete their residencies. Selected artists will create works that engage Glen Foerd’s audience and collections, which includes architecture, material culture, art and natural landscapes. This opportunity offers area artists access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, grounds and the Delaware River. Artistic projects that challenge dominant historical narratives by focusing on social issues such as environmental conservation, wealth inequality, race and industrialization are encouraged. Each selected artist (or group, if applying jointly) will receive a $3,000 stipend.

For application information, visit www.glenfoerd.org/artists-in-residence, or email Kristina Murray, arts and culture program manager, at kristinaamurray@glenfoerd.org. ••

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. ••

Apply for high school art program

Glen Foerd’s Teen Arts Program is accepting applications for the spring semester. The program is open to eight high school students and will take place after school each Monday at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., from March 28 through May 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Deadline for applications is March 13, 2022. All participants will have the opportunity to create original projects and will receive a $250 stipend for their involvement in the program. For application information, visit www.glenfoerd.org/teen-arts or email Kristina Murray at kristinamurray@glenfoerd.org. For more information, call 215-632-5330. ••

All aboard the Erin Express

The Erin Express will take place on Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The bus schedule is 2-8 p.m. at the following bars: Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub, Curley’s Pub, O’Mare’s Irish Pub, Union Tap, Reedy’s Irish Pub, Reedy’s Tavern, King’s Highway Tavern, Leneghan’s Crusader Inn, Penny Gardens Tavern and Celtic Cross Tavern.

Go to NEErinExpress.com. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••

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