NewCourtland contributes aid to Ukraine
Affordable senior housing provider NewCourtland has collected and donated assorted goods, including personal protective equipment such as surgery-grade masks and gowns, as well as $5,350 to the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center, in Jenkintown. Donated goods were collected by staff and residents from within the NewCourtland network. In addition to the monetary and PPE donations, NewCourtland donated more than 20 full boxes of products. Items included baby food and medicine, baby bottles, diapers for adults and juveniles, first aid kits, feminine products, blankets, flashlights, socks, thermal wear, gloves and hats, non-perishable food and toothpaste and toothbrushes. ••
• St. Albert the Great — Class of 1970. Pandemic-delayed 50th reunion. June 9. 6 p.m. FOP hall, 11630 Caroline Road. Bryan Glaccum: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Archbishop Ryan — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Friday, June 10. 7-11 p.m. Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. 215-632-1144.
• Cardinal Dougherty — Class of 1987. 35th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 5. Plumbers Hall, 2791 Southampton Road.
• Cardinal Dougherty — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 12. 6-10 p.m. Phoenix Sports Club, Feasterville.
• Father Judge — Class of 1972. Saturday, April 30. Father Judge High School. Kevin Huckel: email@example.com.
• Father Judge — Class of 1962. Sunday, Sept. 11. Ashburner Inn. Kevin Huckel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• North Catholic — Class of 1972. 50th anniversary reunion. Steve Cardullo: email@example.com or John Garson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Northeast — Class of 1974. Class No. 133. Avi (Allan) Adelman: Avi@PhotographerOnBoard.com. More information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/northeast1974reunion.
• St. Joseph’s Prep – Classes of 1970, ‘71 and ‘72. June 3-5. 215-978-1950.
• St. Maria Goretti – Class of 1970 Sunday, April 24. 12:30 p.m (check-in) and from 1 to 5 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers. Facebook page: St Maria Goretti Class of 1970 Philadelphia PA. Send contact information to SMG1970s50th@yahoo.com
• South Philadelphia — Class of 1968. 55th reunion. Oct. 21, 2023. Noon to 4 p.m. Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. $60. Buffet dinner, open bar. Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740].
• 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. ••
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. ••
Event for veterans in Mayfair
Dedicated Senior Medical, 6431 Sackett St. in the Mayfair Shopping Center, will host a meet-and-greet veteran event on Thursday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will address the needs of veterans, either through the VA or Medicare, and include a buffet lunch. Call Annie at 267-294-8673 or Mike at 610-420-6064. ••
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. There will be $20 in slot cash. For information and to reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••
Sign up for 68-plus softball
Philadelphia Senior Softball League needs players for its 68 and over league. The season starts Monday May 2. There will be 27 games, along with playoffs. Games are played Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at Crispin Field, Holme and Convent avenues. For more information, call Marty King at 215-698-0009. ••
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]. ••
History fair at Cannstatter’s
The Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History will present a history fair on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Admission is free. There will be historic displays, presentations on local history, books, prints, photographs and other historical items. Call 215-370-4626. ••
Tabas KleinLife Apartments, 2101 Strahle St., has a series of activities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in April. Activities include chess, exercise, bingo, live entertainment, yoga dance, board games and karaoke. Call 215-745-3127. ••
VFW looking for members
Bustleton-Somerton/CTR1 Michael J. Strange VFW Post 6617 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. If you are a military veteran who served in a designated combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW. Contact Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••
Sign up for painting class
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, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to join with members. In addition to April 26, 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 May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and June 7 and 14. 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 215-698-7300, Ext. 129. ••
Visit historic synagogue
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is running a cultural trip to visit historic Congregation Mikveh Israel, on Tuesday, May 3, at 1 p.m. The group will visit with Senior Rabbi Albert Gabbai. Mikveh Israel was founded in 1740 and is the second-oldest congregation in the United States. The visit will include information about the history of the congregation and the ways women participate. The synagogue is at 44 N. 4th St. The cost is $10 per person. Transportation is not included. Send your check, payable to Sisterhood (with Mikveh Israel on the memo line), and mail it to CSS. Write Attn: Mikveh Israel visit on the envelope. Call the synagogue office for additional information at 215-677-1600. ••
Entertainment on May 10
KleinLife Rhawnhurst, located at Tabas Apartments, 2101 Strahle St., will hold an afternoon of music, dancing, singing and snacks on Tuesday, May 10, at 12:30 p.m. The entertainer will be singer J.T. Trinacria. Nearby street parking is available. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 215-745-1201. ••
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. ••
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. Call 215-788-9408. ••
Father Judge reunions
Two Father Judge graduating classes will be holding reunions this year. 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. ••
Learn about amendments
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution will be the focal point of a five-part historical series offered to active older adults 50 years and above at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave.. on Mondays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with KleinLife members. The program is being offered and presented through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Widener University. Attorney David Hudiak will be leading the series. To sign up, send a check or money order for $30 payable to Widener University to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Hyatt Hall, Suite 118, 1 University Place, West Chester, PA 19013-5792. For additional information, email email@example.com or call 610-499-4279. All fees must be paid prior to starting. ••
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: June 7 and Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 366 Corp. John Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Legends on stage
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the public to attend Legends: An Evening With Johnny Cash, Dean Martin and Barbra Streisand on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Seating prices are: General – $40, Reserved and Aisle – $54 and Patron – $100. Shaare Shamayim policy requires that those who enter the building provide proof of vaccination or medical documentation if vaccination is not medically permitted, and masking, except while eating. Call 215-677-1600. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a cruise to Charleston and Bermuda, June 2-12, on the Celebrity Summit, sailing from Cape Liberty, in North Jersey. Rates range from $1,577 to $2,387 per person, double occupancy.
Meanwhile, a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise will sail Oct. 6-17, 2023, featuring 10 ports-of-call. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,198 to $7,998 per person, double occupancy.
Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. ••
1970 Goretti reunion rescheduled for Sunday
St. Maria Goretti Class of 1970’s 50 (+2) reunion will be held on April 24. Postponed because of COVID, it will be a celebration of those born in 1952 who will also turn Classy 70 this year. The event is from 1-5 p.m. with a 12:30 p.m. check-in at Penns Landing Caterers at 1301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. For more information, check the Facebook page: St Maria Goretti Class of 1970 Philadelphia PA. Send contact information to SMG1970s50th@yahoo.com to ensure you receive an invitation. ••
Blood drive at Loudenslager
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave. Sign up by calling 800-RED CROSS or going to www.redcrossblood.org. The sponsor code is ALPOST366. ••
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. 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. ••
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 candidate Sam Oropeza. ••
Family fun at Cranaleith
Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will 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, a Cranaleith gift shop, music, nonprofit groups, garden demonstrations and more. Admission and parking are free. ••
Free event on women and politics
Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will host Women and Politics: Globally and in the U.S. on Wednesday, April 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in its Education and Technology Center building, room 211. The event is free. To register, visit www.holyfamily.edu/familycenter, call 267-341-3305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day
Artist House Dance Company will offer a special live performance commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m. at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. The program is open to the public. While the program is free, donations of $5 per person are encouraged. To register, call 215-698-7300, Ext. 193. ••
Help plant trees
Riverfront North Partnership is looking for volunteers for a tree-planting event on April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Pennypack on the Delaware, 7801 State Road [just south of Rhawn Street]. Tools and training will be provided. Register at riverfrontnorth.org/volunteer. ••
Art on the riverfront
Riverfront North Partnership and Art Xpressionz will hold Art in the Park on April 24, at 1 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Park, 8900 N. Delaware Ave. [at Linden Avenue]. The theme is Abstract Art for Kids. Children will need a parent/guardian to assist. Register at riverfrontnorth.org/programs. ••
Yoga on the riverfront
Riverfront North Partnership and Violet Vine Yoga will hold Yoga in the Park on April 27, at Overington Park, 4600 Leiper St. [at Orthodox Street]. A kids class will run from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by adults at 6:45. Bring your own mat. Classes are free, but donations are welcome. Bring your own mat. Register at riverfrontnorth.org/yoga. ••
Ryan class of ‘72 reunion
The Archbishop Ryan Class of 1972 will hold its 50-year reunion on Friday, June 10, at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. For tickets and/or to make a contribution to the Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund, go to arclassof72.com. ••
Flea market at St. Luke
Memorial Church of St. Luke, 1946 Welsh Road, will host a flea market on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date is April 30. Call 215-969-3645. ••
All about apps
Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will host Apps for Everyday Living and Learning in its library on Wednesday, April 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The session is free. Register at www.holyfamily.edu/familycenter, 267-341-3305 or email@example.com. ••
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. ••
Learn to fish
Riverfront North Partnership will hold Learn to Fish on April 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Frankford Boat Launch, 5501 Tacony St. [behind Dietz and Watson]. The event is free. Rods, tackle, bait and basic instruction will be provided. Register at riverfrontnorth.org/fishing. ••
Fishing, yoga, nature
Riverfront North Partnership will hold Learn to Fish on April 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Park, 8900 N. Delaware Ave. [at Linden Avenue]. The event is free. Rods, tackle, bait and basic instruction will be provided. Register at riverfrontnorth.org/fishing.
Meanwhile, Riverfront North and Roots2Rise will hold Yoga on the Pier on April 26, from 7-8 p.m., at Pennypack on the Delaware, 7801 State Road [just south of Rhawn Street]. The free class will take place on the grass pier in the park. Donations are welcome. Bring your own mat. Register at riverfrontnorth.org/yoga.
Also, Riverfront North and Let’s Go Outdoors will hold Nature Days on April 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Park. The program is free. Register at riverfrontnorth.org/nnaturedays. ••
Autism center opening in Bustleton
NeurAbilities Healthcare, a provider of healthcare services for people with autism and other neurological conditions, will open at 9601 Bustleton Ave., Suite A, sporting an airplane theme – in a nod to nearby Northeast Philadelphia Airport. It is designed for children with autism, primarily from the ages of 14 months to 15 years. There will be an indoor play area to help children learn a range of skills, including communication and socialization, and individual and group treatment rooms. The center also provides in-home treatment for children who live in the surrounding areas, and can serve children in their school, daycare program or other community sites. To register for an April 28 open house, go to https://neurabilities.com/open-house-at-northeast-philadelphia-treatment-center/. For more information, visit NeurAbilities.com or call 856-346-0005. ••
Vendors wanted for flea market
Maternity BVM will hold a flea market in its lower church parking lot, 9220 Bustleton Ave., on May 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $20 a space, or $35 for two. Call Chrissy at 215-913-7324. ••
Honored for fighting child cancer
Northwestern Mutual’s financial advisers nationwide have a longstanding commitment to raising awareness, providing family support and funding lifesaving research for childhood cancer. This year, Northwestern Mutual – (Eastern Pennsylvania) has been recognized with the Childhood Cancer Lifetime Achievement Award for its efforts to raise more than $257,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The office’s advisers, leaders and staff have been active with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for more than nine years, and fundraise annually through various internal events as well as the annual NM Lemon Challenge, which features a golf outing paired with a cornhole competition. The Childhood Cancer Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes offices that have raised more than $250,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Northwestern Mutual launched its Childhood Cancer Program in 2012 to find better treatments and cures to childhood cancer, while also providing family and patient support and aiding those who struggle with the long-term effects of treatment. With the support of its employees and financial advisers nationwide, the company has contributed more than $40 million and funded over 500,000 hours of research through the program. To learn more, visit https://northwesternmutual-foundation.com/. ••
A tool against gun crime
The state House Judiciary Committee passed legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to extend Act 58 of 2019, a bipartisan legislative effort that provides the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction over gun crime in Philadelphia. Act 58 was passed as a pilot program in 2019 and expired in 2021 without being used by the attorney general. House Bill 2275 extends the law through 2025.
“The murder rate in Philadelphia hit record levels in 2021, yet Attorney General Josh Shapiro refused to use this new tool to help us fight gun crime in Philadelphia,” White said. “We are extending the law to give Shapiro another chance to do what is right as gun crimes continue to rise.”
The vote was 15-10, with all Republicans in support and all Democrats – including Reps. Jason Dawkins, Joe Hohenstein and Jared Solomon – opposed. ••
White, Neilson back Fairness in Women’s Sports Act
The state House of Representatives passed HB 972, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, by a vote of 115-84.
“This important bill preserves decades of hard-won opportunities gained for women and girls in sports – something now under attack as women are being forced to compete against biological men,” said Alexis Sneller of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “This bill recognizes that identities don’t play sports – bodies do, and it ensures that athletics will be separated by sex, thereby preserving a fair playing field for girls and women.”
Rep. Martina White was among the lead sponsors. Rep. Ed Neilson was among just four Democrats to vote in favor.
Voting against the bill were Reps. Nancy Guenst, Kevin Boyle, Mike Driscoll, Joe Hohenstein, Jason Dawkins, Jared Solomon and Isabella Fitzgerald. ••
Making Philly a natural gas exporter
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White to create a task force to study how to make Philadelphia a leader in exporting Liquid Natural Gas to the international markets passed the House.
“Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine makes it clear that the world has become too reliant on Russia for its energy needs,” White said. “Europe, in particular, is heavily dependent upon Russia for its oil and gas. In 2021, two-fifths of the gas Europeans used came from Russia, which makes it more difficult for those countries to impose sanctions on Russia as punishment for President Vladimir Putin’s murderous behavior and to dissuade him from further hostility.”
House Bill 2458 would create a task force made up of members of the General Assembly, the natural gas industry, Philadelphia building trades and PhilaPort that would study the economic feasibility, financial impact and the security necessities involved in making the Port of Philly an LNG export terminal. It would also study the best way to create a port in Philadelphia and how to overcome the obstacles currently preventing Philadelphia from becoming a leader in exporting liquefied natural gas and report its recommendations to the General Assembly and the administration.
The bill passed 124-74, with all no votes coming from Democrats, including Reps. Nancy Guenst, Joe Hohenstein, Jason Dawkins, Jared Solomon and Isabella Fitzgerald. Voting for the bill were Reps. Kevin Boyle, Mike Driscoll and Ed Neilson. ••
Money for maternal and child health
State Sen. Christine Tartaglione, along with fellow lawmakers and the Wolf administration, announced $25.6 million in American Rescue Plan funding to be allocated for a new maternal and child health initiative in Pennsylvania. The funding announcement, coinciding with Black Maternal Health Week, was made at the future site of Temple’s women’s hospital, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave.
“Our Democratic counterparts in the U.S. House and Senate sent Pennsylvania billions of dollars in the American Rescue Plan to reinvest to strengthen our commonwealth,” Tartaglione said. “We cannot let the historic opportunity afforded to us pass without making life-changing and crucially needed investments in historically disinvested communities. The allocation of this grant money will help Temple Woman’s and Infant’s Hospital finally open their doors and increase the community’s access to high-quality care right in their neighborhood.”
Tartaglione was joined by, among others, state Rep. Jason Dawkins. ••
Retreat in May
Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, 3501 Solly Ave. in Holmesburg [just east of Father Judge High School], will host a Come and Rest Awhile Spring Retreat on the weekend of May 20-22. This is a silent retreat with spiritual direction that will give participants an opportunity to quiet all within and around you and to attune your ear to the Holy Spirit. The retreat begins at 5 on Friday and ends at noon on Sunday. For more information, see www.msbt.org/mbsc. ••
Friday is beer night at the Arsenal
Stickman Brews — https://www.restaurantji.com/pa/royersford/stickman-brews-/ — is holding a Pop Up Taproom every Friday, 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. This pop-up is open to the public. Takeout beer and food are available. There is plenty of parking on site. ••
Poetry readings at Chase’s Hop Shop
The public is invited to celebrate National Poetry Month on April 30 at 2 p.m. at Chase’s Hop Shop, 7235 Rising Sun Ave. North of Oxford will host a gathering of poets reading with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. The readings will feature 10 poets from the Mid-Atlantic region hosted by g emil reutter. Time permitting, there will be an open mic. The gathering is free. ••
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/. ••
Music fest lineup set
The Pennypack Music Festival will take place this year at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Admission is free. There are picnic tables, but you can bring your own chairs. No pets or outside food, drink or coolers. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Shows are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Gate opens at 5 p.m.
June 1: Romeo Delight [tribute to Van Halen]; June 8: Lecompt; June 15: HotLanta [tribute to the Allman Brothers]; June 22: Black Dog [tribute to Led Zeppelin]; June 29: The Launch [tribute to Queen]; July 6: Steal Your Face [tribute to Grateful Dead]; July 13: Jamison, Bogside Rogues [Irish Night, Ed Kelly’s birthday celebration]; July 20: Idol Kings [tribute to Journey]; July 27: Definitely Leppard [tribute to Def Leppard]; Aug. 3: Let’s Ride [country rock]; Aug. 10: Kick it Out [tribute to Heart]; Aug. 17: Philadelphia Freedom [tribute to Elton John]; Aug. 24: Starman [tribute to David Bowie]. ••
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. ••
Blood drive at Nazareth Hospital
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Nazareth Hospital – DiBello Conference Center on Friday, April 29, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 215-335-6281 or visit
RedCrossBlood.org and enter “Nazareth Hospital” in the sponsor box. ••
Flea market on May 7
Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 E. Sentner St., will host an indoor/outdoor flea market on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food will be available. No outside vendors. Call Sue at 215-885-7069. ••
Flea market at Roosevelt Mall
The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market will run outdoors in the parking lot at 2445 Cottman Ave., every Sunday 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). ••
Job fair at Bustleton Post Office
The Bustleton Post Office, 9925 Bustleton Ave, will host a job fair on Tuesday, 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. ••
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. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Learn about heart health
Jeanes Hospital, 7600 Central Ave., will host What Can I Do To Improve My Heart Health? on Monday, May 16, from 6-7 p.m., on the campus walking trail, in front of the hospital. The rain date is Thursday, May 19. Register by calling 215-728-4861. ••
Help for Parkinson’s
Jeanes Hospital will host Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor on Wednesday, June 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Dr. Willard S. Kaso will discuss solutions for movement disorders, providing patients with options that can help them get their freedom back. For more information, call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••