Friday is beer night at the Arsenal
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. ••
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. ••
Vendors wanted for flea market
Maternity BVM will hold a flea market in its lower church parking lot, 9220 Bustleton Ave., on Saturday, 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. ••
Ukrainian festival in the summer
The Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham. There will be art, crafts, live music, dance, food, drinks, vendors and live reenactments. Admission is $15 ($5 donated to the relief of war victims in Ukraine). Kids under 15 are free. Parking is free. For tickets or more information, call 267-664-3857 or visit tryzub.org. ••
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. ••
Somerton Civic to meet Tuesday
Somerton Civic Association will hold a membership meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at the Walker Lodge, 1290 Southampton Road, beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will discuss zoning matters, including at 10059 Sandmeyer Lane; host the monthly PSA 3 meeting for the 7th Police District; and feature a guest speaker. Mindful of the fact that some attendees may be immunocompromised, if you attend, wear a mask to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. ••
Donate to Ukraine
Holy Family University and the Frankford Northeast Philadelphia Rotary Club will hold a drive-by collection for the people of Ukraine on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the university parking lot at Frankford Avenue and Stevenson Street. The following donations (must be new) will be accepted: children’s sneakers and sandals (infants to early teens), women’s sneakers and sandals, socks for children and women and coloring books and crayons. ••
Affordable internet for seniors
The Philadelphia Senate on Aging wants low-income elderly people to know that they can receive internet access for $9.95 a month, or free, through Comcast’s Internet Essentials. Call Comcast at 855-846-8376, and say you were referred by Mary Daniels, director of the Philadelphia Senate on Aging. For more information on the Philadelphia Senate on Aging, call Mary Daniels at 215-248-9438. ••
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. ••
Entertainment on Tuesday
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. ••
Bingo on Saturday
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. ••
Flea market on Saturday
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. ••
Register for free yard tree
The deadline is May 10 to register for a free yard tree giveaway, sponsored by TD Bank, Riverfront North Partnership and the city Department of Parks and Recreation’s TreePhilly program. There are 135 trees available on Saturday, May 14, from noon to 3 p.m., at Frankford Boat Launch, 5501 Tacony St. Pre-registration is encouraged at http://giveaway.treephilly.org/giveaways/67. ••
St. Jerome seniors are back
The St. Jerome Senior Group will be meeting in person on the following upcoming Thursdays: May 12, May 26 and June 9. Members should arrive at the school hall by 10 a.m. Meetings begin at 11. ••
Big flea market on Saturday
A large outdoor flea market, with more than 150 vendors, will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue. The rain date is May 14. Parking is available in the lot at 2201 Fairmount Ave. For more information, visit www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••
Congratulations, Eagle Scout John Ashcroft
A Court of Honor was held recently for John Ashcroft, a new Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 179. John joined Pack 179 in 2011 and later became a troop senior patrol leader. His achievements include being in the National Honor Society, and he’s earned numerous merit badges. ••
John J. Nesbitt reunion
The 50th reunion dinner of former employees of John J. Nesbitt will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. at Fishers, 1858 Street Road, in Bensalem. Nesbitt was a large commercial heating and air conditioning company at State Road and Rhawn Street. The cost is $30 and includes the meal. Contact Edward Apice at 215-637-2637 or email@example.com. ••
Nazareth to host kidney stones seminar
Nazareth Hospital will offer a free, virtual seminar about kidney stones on Monday, May 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. A live Q&A session will follow the presentation, which is open to the public. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Francis Schanne, a board-certified urologist who specializes in providing general urologic care with a focus on cancer patients and robotic surgery. He also provides a full array of treatments for kidney stones, voiding dysfunction, enlarged prostate and sexual dysfunction. Attendees of the virtual seminar will learn how to tell if they have a kidney stone; ways to prevent these potentially painful stones; and different treatment options available. To learn more and register, visit https://www.trinityhealthma.org/classes-and-events/get-the-facts-about-kidney-stones. ••
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/. ••
Caring for Friends honors volunteers
Caring for Friends food bank has announced its top volunteers for 2021.
The Rita Ungaro-Schiavone Volunteer of the Year Award went to Arlene and Tony Urbanski, who have been visiting homebound individuals since Aid for Friends was founded 48 years ago.
The Caring Company of the Year is Acme Markets.
The Caring Community Organization of the Year is the Rotary Club of Glenside. Members visit Caring for Friends’ warehouse two weekends a month to pick up food and deliver it to 30-40 homebound seniors in North and West Philly as well as several people in Montgomery and Bucks counties.
The Caring Kitchen Volunteers honorees are John and Rose Kirby.
The Caring Driver of the Year is Chris Wilson, 525 Welsh Road. Wilson picks up meals every two weeks to deliver to 20 homebound people.
The Caring Visitor of the Year is Jeff Frazier, who delivers meals to 22 people throughout Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties.
The Caring School of the Year is New Foundations Charter School, which made sandwiches, volunteered, interned and donated to help neighbors in need last year.
The Caring Office Volunteer honoree is Marianne Bonner, who works in the office at least three days a week and helps with the phones, mailings and special projects.
The Caring Snack Room Volunteer honoree is Philip Zucker, who has volunteered almost 700 hours since he began working with CFF in 2020. He helps out packing snack bags three days a week, and also trains people in the snack bag room.
The Caring Warehouse Volunteer honoree is Daniel Coonan, who volunteers every week with St. Vincent de Paul in Germantown. He recruits and runs the Thursday shift. He also facilitates meal production by delivering trays to St. Katherine of Siena Church and bringing meals back to the CFF warehouse. ••
Car show at PACS
The students of the Community Hero Outreach program at Philadelphia Academy Charter High School are organizing the first PACHS Car Show on May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 1700 Tomlinson Road. Admission is free. The cost is $20 to enter a car in the show. All proceeds from the show will go to Shamrock Reins, a nonprofit organization that provides equine-assisted activities and therapies for veterans, active-duty members, first responders and families of fallen heroes. Rain date is May 22. Register a car by emailing CGDunne@K12PACS.org. ••
Penny Party on June 4
St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral, 8598 Verree Road, invites the community to an all-ages Penny Party on Saturday, June 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Calling starts about 7 p.m. Admission is $5, which includes homemade desserts, coffee and tea. Hot dogs and snacks will be available for sale, and there will be prizes and raffle baskets. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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]. ••
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/. ••
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 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. The briefing for the tournament begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the games at 8. For more information, email NicoleLisaMarie.Dombrowski@gmail.com. ••
Take free IT training
JEVS Human Services is taking applications for a free IT certification training starting in June. Through JEVS’s EduConnect program – and in partnership with Jobs for the Future’s initiative to provide access to education in today’s high-wage, high-demand careers – students will train online for 16 weeks, prepare for the industry credential CompTIA A+ and have a direct pipeline to employment. Students will also have the support of a JEVS success coach and access to tutoring. To apply, submit the form at https://www.jevshumanservices.org/jevs-educonnect-request-info-form-it/. ••
Neilson bill advances
The state House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Ed Neilson that would establish the Constable William Davidson Reward Fund, which would provide rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals who commit criminal homicide against a law enforcement officer.
“There was a 36% increase in law enforcement homicides from the previous year,” Neilson said. “This legislation will serve as a stern warning to anyone who wants to engage in violence against the men and women who protect us daily.”
Constable William Davidson was the first law enforcement officer to be killed at a criminal’s hands in Pennsylvania, when in 1825 he went to serve a warrant in Venango County and was ambushed by a second man who had intentions of killing the man named on the warrant. Davidson was killed when he encountered the second man, who was subsequently found not guilty by reason of insanity. The bill (H.B. 1123) will move to the Senate for consideration. ••
Nazareth fellowship approved
Nazareth Hospital announced that its newly formed cardiovascular fellowship program has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The new program will accept two fellows per year, with its first class to begin on July 1.
Nazareth Hospital Cardiovascular Fellowship Program fellows will complete their rotations over three years at Nazareth, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center.
The program will emphasize general clinical, invasive and noninvasive areas within the cardiology specialty.
Training will be performed in a variety of clinical settings, including cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratory; coronary/intensive care unit; telemetry and intermediate care unit; heart station non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic unit; nuclear imaging laboratory; and outpatient cardiology offices.
To learn more about the cardiovascular fellowship program at Nazareth, visit https://www.trinityhealthma.org/healthcare-professionals/gme/nazareth/cardiology-fellowship/. ••
State funding water improvements
Philadelphia was awarded $125 million for a water infrastructure project through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, according to state Sen. Christine Tartaglione and state Rep. Mike Driscoll.
The loan was awarded to help with the construction of two new 5-million-gallon, below-grade clearwell basins with green roof tops, which will support the Torresdale and Lardner’s Point pump stations and improve the city’s overall water capacity and reliability.
“When we discuss investments in infrastructure, we aren’t just talking about roads and bridges,” Tartaglione said. “We are also talking about the funding of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater projects across the commonwealth. Pennvest’s investment today in Philadelphia will increase access to clean and reliable drinking water and is a crucially needed investment that will benefit millions around the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.”
“Water is our most precious commodity,” Driscoll said. “Without a reliable source, especially in times like now as we are trying to recover from a global pandemic, our city cannot move forward on a path to recovery and progress. Thankfully, the state provides assistance to these large-scale projects that, while very costly, are very necessary.”
The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to Pennvest from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous Pennvest funding awards. ••
Fox Chase doc earns award
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the NCCN Foundation announced seven recipients for the 2022 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program. The honorees include Dr. Zachary Frosch, of Fox Chase Cancer Center. They will each receive up to $150,000 in funding, over two years, to advance research on important issues in oncology. Frosch is developing patient-centered strategies to improve “equitable” access to cellular therapies. ••
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. ••
St. Hubert class of ‘72 reunion
St. Hubert Class of 1972 will be celebrating its 50th high school reunion on June 9 with a Golden Girls’ walk alongside the graduating Class of 2022. The reunion will immediately follow at Knowlton Mansion. For information, email Linda at SHBambies1972@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/Saint-Hubert-Class-of-72. ••
Farm stand at Jeanes
The Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Auxiliary will hold a farm stand on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October, next to parking lot C of the Jeanes and Fox Chase Cancer Center campuses. Call 215-728-2131 or email email@example.com. ••
Three excursions to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York state are on tap for this summer and fall as part of the Starr Tours At KleinLife program.
The travel excursions kick off on July 13 with a trip to Atlantic City to enjoy a matinee performance of the Jersey Boys at the Soundwaves Theatre at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. In addition to a show ticket, the trip includes lunch at the hotel and casino as well as motorcoach travel. Buses leave from KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Cost is $219 per person. Deadline for reservations is June 14.
An August 10 trip to Columbia, Lancaster County, to visit the National Watch and Clock Museum is scheduled for summer. It also features admission to the Turkey Hill Experience, lunch at Bully’s Restaurant and roundtrip motorcoach accommodations. Cost is $155 per person for adults and $105 per child. Deadline for reservations is July 12.
The Castles of New York multi-day vacation runs from Sept. 11-14 and features an upstate New York experience showcasing the countryside, the St. Lawrence River and three castles. It includes overnight accommodations at the Edgewood Resort, three breakfasts and one dinner. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 13.
For additional information and reservations, call 800-782-7703 or go to starrtours.com/kleinlife. ••
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. ••
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. 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). ••
AHCU car show on May 14
American Heritage Credit Union and 98.1 WOGL will host the 18th Annual Car Show and Member Appreciation Day. The event is free to attend and will take place on May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2060 Red Lion Road. All proceeds from the day will support the Kids-N-Hope Foundation and its mission to enhance the lives of pediatric patients through health and life services, specifically music therapy. Attendees can enjoy hundreds of classic, muscle and modern show cars as well as visit more than 40 vendors at the craft show and get a bite to eat at one of the food trucks, and families can enjoy activities in the Family Fun Zone, which will include a petting zoo, axe throwing, carnival games and performances by music therapist Yoyo. WOGL-FM will broadcast around the campus during the event. Car clubs and owners can register for the show prior to the event for $15 or on the day of for $20 and will be entered for a chance to win one of the 100 trophies. You can register by May 12 at ahcu.co/CarShow. Visit AmericanHeritageCU.org/events for more information. ••
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. ••
Father Judge reunion
The Father Judge graduating class of 1962 will be holding its 60-year reunion at the Ashburner Inn on Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information, email Kevin Huckel at email@example.com. ••
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 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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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]. ••
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. ••
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. ••
History presentation in Bristol
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation Inc., will be hosting a presentation on “The History of Burlington Island,” on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m., in its headquarters at 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough. Light refreshment will be served at the conclusion of the program. Advance reservations are required at 215-788-9408. COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are requested. A donation of $4/adult at the door is requested; no charge for students. ••
Improve your memory
The Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab at Temple University will offer a memory program for active adults entitled Turn Your Memory Wheels at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Tuesday, May 24 at noon. The program is open and free to the public. Reserve a seat by calling 215-698-7300, Ext. 193. ••