Become a city lifeguard
The city Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for lifeguards to staff free public pools. Training is provided. The lifeguard position pays a wage of $15.25 to $17.24 an hour. Red Cross certification classes are free for anyone ages 16-24 who commit to working at a city pool. The lifeguard screening test requires candidates to swim 300 meters nonstop, tread water for two minutes and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the deep end. Candidates can make an appointment for free training or to take the lifeguard screening at phila.gov/lifeguards. Training and screening appointments are available seven days a week at indoor pools across the city. For more information, email email@example.com. ••
Support charity basketball tourney
The Lace Up for Lisa men’s 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament will take place on May 15 at the Bustleton Bengals’ John Marynowitz Gym, 9945 President St.
The cost is $100 for a team of three or four. The deadline to sign up is April 25.
The tournament will be played in memory of Lisa Dombrowski, who died last June. Proceeds will benefit Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Dombrowski’s husband, Gary, and daughter, Nicole, are organizing the tournament. A Cardinal Dougherty graduate, she loved sports and competition. Lisa’s infant granddaughter, Lisa May Marie, will be there.
The Bengals are donating the gym, and some PIAA referees are donating their time. The public is invited. There will be raffles, a DJ, T-shirt sales and concession stand. T-shirt sponsors will be accepted until April 25.
The briefing for the tournament begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the games at 8.
To sign up, to be a T-shirt sponsor or for more information, email NicoleLisaMarie.Dombrowski@gmail.com. ••
Luncheon and military salute
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to Spring Lake, New Jersey, on Wednesday, May 25, featuring a luncheon and a Memorial Day Armed Services Salute at Doolan’s Shore Club. All-inclusive price is $128 per person. For details and reservations, call 215-788-9043. Reservations close on April 4. ••
Fairness in Women’s Sports Act advances
The state House Education Committee approved the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. Rep. Martina White is one of the prime sponsors.
House Bill 972 would protect opportunities for women and girls in athletics by ensuring women are not forced to compete against biological males playing on women’s sports teams.
“Having separate teams for men and women is the time-tested way to ensure everyone has the opportunity to showcase their talents and be champions,” White said. “Just imagine how a young woman feels when missing out on a spot on a team to a biological male. She loses more than just an opportunity. She loses potential friendships, competitive opportunities and life lessons gained through being part of a team. House Bill 972 supports every young girl’s athletic pursuit.”
Under the bill, an athletic team or sport designated for females, women or girls may not be open to students of the male sex. In addition, a student deprived of an athletic opportunity or who suffers direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation of this act by a college or public school would be able to bring a cause of action for injunctive relief, psychological and physical damage, and the costs involved in filing a lawsuit against the college or high school.
The bill passed the committee by a vote of 15-9, with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed. It now moves to the full House for consideration. ••
Craft fair on Sunday
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. ••
Judge/St. Hubert Junior Night
The Guidance Departments of Father Judge and St. Hubert high schools will hold a Junior Night on Wednesday, April 6, from 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium of Judge, 3301 Solly Ave. A panel of college admissions and trade/technical representatives will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Everyone is welcome, but all 11th-grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend. There will be guest speakers from La Salle University, Holy Family, Community College of Philadelphia and the Automotive Training Center on hand to discuss choosing a college, the application process, selection by admissions officers, two-year colleges as an option and pursuing an education in the trades. ••
Women’s health event on Friday
The Breast Cancer Screening and Women’s Health Community Event will take place on Friday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the future site of Temple Health’s women’s hospital, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave. It will include free health screenings for women as well as information about women’s health, smoking cessation, breast health, hypertension, diabetes, lung health, nutrition and colon cancer. Mammograms will be offered inside the Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Screening Unit at no cost to women. The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition will provide $25 Walmart gift cards for all women who get their mammograms. To schedule an appointment, call 215-728-3554. ••
STEM program at Tacony Library
Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave., will host a free STEM program for kids ages 6-8 on Friday, April 1, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. A family member must be present. The Center for Aquatic Sciences will be presenting a hands-on workshop on clouds. All participants will receive a kit to take home to complete additional exploration. To register, call 215-685-8755. The library will offer free COVID vaccines and boosters for ages 12 and older, administered by the city Department of Public Health. Walk-ins encouraged. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. For details, call 215-677-1600. ••
Quiz Show Fun: Yesteryear’s Big Hitters
Journalist, author and broadcaster Ed Eisen will host Quiz Show Fun: Yesteryear’s Big Hitters, a quiz show about the big stars of radio, television and the silver screen, on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redeemer Health Lafayette, 8500 Verree Road. A complimentary lunch and tours of Lafayette’s senior living apartments will follow the presentation. To register, visit https://www.redeemerhealth.org/RegisterQuizShow or call 800-818-4747. ••
Trip to Atlantic City
Holy Innocents will hold a trip to Tropicana Casino on Thursday, April 21. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., and leave the Tropicana at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35, due by April 14. There will be $20 in slot cash. For information and to reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••
Spring Fling on April 9
Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., will host a Spring Fling on April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The indoor festival will feature a flea market, holiday table, baked goods and
chances sold for gift baskets. Homemade soups and lunch will be available. Call 215-342-9447. ••
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. ••
Help make palms
Our Lady of Consolation Church, 7051 Tulip St., invites the public to make palms from April 4-8, from 3 to 8 p.m. Palms will be for sale after the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April, 9, and on Palm Sunday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For preorders, contact Tony Volpe at email@example.com or 215-837-7666. ••
Theater presents comedy show
Playmasters Theatre Workshop, located in Neshaminy State Park, on State Road in Bensalem, will present the comedy Don’t Talk to the Actors, through April 3. Tickets are $15 cash or check at the door. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 215-245-7850 or visit www.playmasters.org. ••
Concert to feed needy
Bridesburg United Methodist Church, 2717 Kirkbride St., will host a Concert for Hunger on Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Performers will be Eric Rapp, Wendy Schettig, Descendants of Noah, Keith Andrew Grim, Jim Winder and the Race, Liz Collins and Think of Three. Admission is free. There will be T-shirt sales, a food concession and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Bridesburg Community Food Pantry. ••
Performance at Glen Foerd on Sunday
Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host the Philadelphia debut of To Reach the Light, a new original work of music, voice and dance by Philadelphia-based vocal ensemble Variant 6 in collaboration with IlluminArts and Dimensions Dance Theatre, on Sunday, April 3, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $35. Call 215-632-5330 or visit www.glenfoerd.org/events/2021/11/26/to-reach-the-light-performance. ••
Learn how to bake Matzah
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., and the Chabad Living Legacy Program invites the community to learn how to bake Matzah, an unleavened flatbread that is an integral part of the seven-day Jewish festival of Passover. The free event is set for Tuesday, April 5, at 12:15 p.m. Chabad Rabbi Eli Strasberg will lead the culinary program entitled The Model Matzah Bakery as a prelude to the Passover festival. The holiday begins on Friday, April 15 at sundown and runs through Saturday evening, April 23. Call 215-698-7300. ••
Sisterhood meeting Tuesday
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a general meeting on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Cathryn Miller-Wilson, HIAS Pennsylvania executive director. Sisterhood members may arrive at 7 p.m. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Go see High School Musical
Frankford High School, 5000 Oxford Ave., will present Disney’s High School Musical from April 6-8. Showtimes are 6 p.m. on April 6-7 and 1 p.m. on April 8. Tickets cost $5. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. ••
The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary is recruiting new members to help with supporting and raising funds for the military and veterans. Become a member by filling out an application at a meeting on the following Tuesdays: April 5, June 7 and Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 366 Corp. John Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave. ••
Craft and vendor show in Tacony
K&P Expressive Events will hold a craft and vendor event on Sunday, April 3, from noon to 4 p.m. at 6649 Keystone St., in the lower hall of the former St. Leo School. There will be more than 25 crafters and vendors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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 email@example.com. ••
Job fair at Bustleton Post Office
The Bustleton Post Office, 9925 Bustleton Ave, will host job fairs on Tuesdays, April 5 and May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications are accepted online only at www.usps.com/careers. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be able to pass drug screening and a criminal background investigation. Applicants must be available to work weekends and holidays. ••
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. ••
Craft show starts Saturday
A craft show will take place at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike in Southampton, from April 2-9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be an array of handmade crafts, candy, wreaths, jewelry, holiday gift items and more. For more information, call 215-808-3004, visit ThreeDcrafts.com or go to the Farmhouse Craft Show page on Facebook. ••
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. ••
Help Karen and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
Karen’s Bowling Alley Rally will take place on Saturday, May 28, from 6-9 p.m. at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave. The evening will celebrate how far Karen Murphy has come in five years since being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Tickets per bowler cost $30 for a 21-and-older drink wristband or $20 for non-drinkers. The price includes three hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda and open bar for people with wristbands. There will be gift basket raffles and a 50/50. Sixty percent of proceeds will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in Karen’s names. Forty percent of proceeds will go to Karen’s recovery, medical bills, rehabilitation and effort to return home. For more information, go to https://karensbowlingalleyrally.ticketleap.com/register-or-donate/. ••
Flea market at Roosevelt Mall
The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market will run outdoors in the parking lot at 2445 Cottman Ave., every Sunday from April through November, including Easter Sunday. The market runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 vendors will be on hand featuring new and used items, household goods, electronics and all types of general merchandise. One parking space is $30. Bring your own tables. There is plenty of free parking. For reservations, call 215-625-FLEA (3532). ••
Friday is beer night at the Arsenal
Stickman Brews is holding a Pop Up Taproom every Friday, starting April 8, from 4-8 p.m. at BLDG39, an indoor/outdoor event venue at the Frankford Arsenal Business Center, 5401 Tacony St. Each Friday will feature three to four rotating seasonal Stickman Brews and food by one or more of the partners in Culinary Collective’s shared kitchen, starting with Bao & Bun Studio. This pop-up is open to the public. Take out beer and food are available. There is plenty of parking on site. ••
Blood donor event in Somerton
Fellowship Bible Church and the Somerton Civic Association are hosting a blood drive in cooperation with the Red Cross on Monday, April 11, from 2-7 p.m. at the church, at 13021 Worthington Road. Sign up to donate blood by visiting https://rcblood.org/3t5IeAo. ••
2 free events at Holy Family
Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave, will host two upcoming free events. On Wednesday, April 13, A Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Distress for Family and Friends will take place in the ETC building, # 211, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
On Thursday, April 14, Wicked Women of the Bible will take place in the Campus Chapel from 10 a.m. to noon.
Register: www.holyfamily.edu/familycenter, 267-341-3305 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Attend Easter Egg Hunt
Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 205 Huntingdon Pike in Rockledge, will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be games, candy and prizes. All children are welcome. ••
Walk to prevent suicide
Holy Family University’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Association will host an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues on Saturday, April 23, from noon to 3 p.m. The walk will start at Holy Family’s Campus Center, 9801 Frankford Ave., and progress to Fluehr Park, located across the street from the university. There is no cost to participate in the walk, but registration is encouraged to allow participants to join a team or engage in individual fundraising efforts. Registration is available online at http://www.afsp.org/holyfamily through April 16 at noon. In-person registration is available at the walk from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Donations are being accepted online through June 30. Walkers who raise $100 by April 23 will receive a “Hope Walks Here” T-shirt. After the walk, there will be raffles. ••
The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is holding its annual Passover barbecue on Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. Cost for adults is $22 per person and $15 for children 13 and younger. The menu is chicken, hot dogs, chips, salad, gefilte fish, fruit, cake and more. Call 215-677-1600 for details or to make reservations. ••
Family fun at Cranaleith
Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, wil host a Family Fun Fair on Sunday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food trucks, craft beer, kids’ games, face painting, animals, yard sale, raffles, bee apiary demonstration, honey sale, Cranaleith Gift Shop, music, nonprofit groups, garden demonstrations and more. Admission and parking are free. ••
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. ••
Bingo on May 7
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will hold bingo on May 7, from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Call 215-423-0792. ••
Support babies and toddlers
The Baby Shower Mitzvah Project hosted by Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. Members can purchase and donate gift cards from area stores where clients of Jewish Family and Children’s Services can shop for their baby and toddler items. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••
Take part in arts day
The Rockledge Fox Chase Business Association will present Arts in the Park on Saturday, May 14, from 2-5 p.m. at Lions Park, 7964 Oxford Ave. The afternoon will include arts, music and vendors. To participate or for more information, call Theresa at 215-722-4566. ••
Learn about Estee Lauder
The Sisterhood of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the public for Tea with Estee on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Come listen to Maxine Goldman as she discusses the life of billionaire Estee Lauder. There will be a dessert buffet, including an ice cream sundae bar. The cost is $25 per person. There will be a raffle for a $25 money tree. Reservations are needed by May 12. Call 215-677-1600. ••
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 email@example.com. ••
Clothing drive for charity
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Saturday, April 23. The event will be held at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your gently used clothing, accessories, books and small trinkets in bags or boxed for pick-up. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••
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. ••
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. ••
The Men’s Club of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is holding a blood drive being run by the American Red Cross on Sunday, May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-677-1600. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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]. ••