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History meeting tonight

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84695749695?pwd=SmFzVCtlTFJOZnpKbWFCK09RdnZ0Zz09.

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

Civic meeting on Thursday

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Activities offered

Tabas KleinLife Apartments, 2101 Strahle St., hosts a chess club every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12:45 p.m. in its community room.

Exercise takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Bingo is played from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Call 215-745-3127. ••

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 reopens

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Kenesety Chai, has reopened, fully stocked with winter, spring and summer merchandise. Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Saturdays. 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. ••

St. Hubert day trip

St. Hubert will hold its seventh annual summer fun day trip on Tuesday, June 21. There will be a one-hour ride on a cruise ship, followed by a four-hour stay at Resorts casino, with $10 back in slot cash. The day will end at the Tomasello winery for a sitdown dinner and complimentary wine tasting.

A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back at about 9 p.m. The cost is $90, due by May 15. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

Craft fair on April 3

The Villages of Pine Valley will host a craft fair on Sunday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its clubhouse, 900 Pine Valley Blvd. There will be homemade candy, jewelry, wreaths, candles and more. ••

Charity fashion show

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a fashion show – Couture For The Cure – on Sunday, May 1 at the Sheraton Bucks County, 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne. The cost is $55 and includes full-course lunch and show. There will be raffles, boutiques and jewelry and craft vendors. BOC Productions will present Fashions from Marlene’s of Collingswood, New Jersey. Doors open at 10 a.m. for shopping. Call Lorraine at 610-277-3631 for tickets. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Bingo on March 12

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

St. Patrick’s Day breakfast

The 6th Councilmanic District staff invites local senior citizens to a hot buffet breakfast on Thursday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. There will be door prizes and vendors. Register at 215-MU6-3444. ••

Meet the candidates

Holme Circle Civic Association is holding a Meet the Candidates night on Wednesday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, 8100 Colfax St.

The following candidates are expected: U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle and challenger Aaron Bashir; 6th Councilmanic District candidate Mike Driscoll; 173rd Legislative District candidate Pete McDermott; state Rep. Ed Neilson; and 5th Senatorial District candidates Shawn Dillon and Sam Oropeza. ••

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. ••

Learn about founding mothers

“Founding Mothers” will be the main subject of a five-part course presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Widener University in cooperation with KleinLife. The course is open to members and the public and will be conducted on Zoom on March 14, 21 and 28 and April 4 and 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Cost for the course is $30 per person, with checks or money orders made payable to Widener University and returned to KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116. For additional information, contact email olli@widener.edu or call 610-499-4279. ••

Dance party March 27

West Catholic Girls’ Alumnae Association will hold a Motown Dance Party on Sunday, March 27, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Oaks Ballroom in Glenolden. There will be a sitdown luncheon, cash bar and coffee station.

Make your check for $35 payable to WCGAA and mail it with your menu choice [Chicken Francaise  or Eggplant Parmigiana, vegetarian as well as gluten free] no later than March 19 to Denise Ware, 353 Wenonah Ave., Mantua, NJ 08051.

For more information, email Rhubarb48@aol.com. ••

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 Sunday

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 Tavern, King’s Highway Tavern, Leneghan’s Crusader Inn, Penny Gardens Tavern and Celtic Cross Tavern.

There will be drink specials. You must be 21 to ride the bus and enter bars. The cost is $6 for a wristband, $15 for a T-shirt and $5 for a logo cup [with one free beer], or $20 for the wristband, shirt, cup and a beer.

Go to NEErinExpress.com. ••

Mission BBQ honoring Vietnam vets

National Vietnam Veterans Day is Tuesday, March 29. Mission BBQ, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd, is offering a free sandwich for Vietnam War veterans. As always, the national anthem will be played at noon. ••

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. ••

Tea time

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation will be presenting its 25th anniversary tea on Sunday, April 24, from 2-4 p.m., at its headquarters at 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough. Ticket price is $22 per person. Tea fare will include brewed tea, assorted tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. Reservation deadline is April 8. Call 215-788-9408. ••

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. ••

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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