New local dermatologist
Dr. Renata Ruiz has joined Dermatology Partners, working at its office at the Smylie Times Building, 8001 Roosevelt Blvd. Ruiz will be working with Dr. Rachel Anolik and physician assistant Vivian Banh. To schedule an appointment with Ruiz, call 267-731-1333 or visit www.dermpartners.com. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting virtual bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards for eight games of bingo. There will also be a 50/50. Send your payment to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo. Include your email address. For further information, call 215-677-1600 and ask for Gerry or Nancy. ••
Dawejko to fight at Parx
Veteran heavyweight fighter Joey Dawejko (21-10-4, 12 KOs), of Tacony, will return to the ring on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., when he faces Mike Marshall (6-3-1, 4 KOs), of Danbury, Connecticut, in an eight-round bout at Parx Casino.
Joe Hand Promotions is handling the card.
In a four-round middleweight bout, Soslan Alborov (0-1) will take on Brendan O’Callaghan (2-1, 1 KO). Daiyaan Butt (10-2, 5 KOs) will be returning in a six-round super-lightweight bout. Former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion Karl Wylie (1-0) will compete in a four-round lightweight contest.
Tickets at $50, $75 and $125 are on sale at https://www.parxcasino.com, Hold My Ticket Call Center at 877-466-3404 or by calling 215-364-9000. Must be 21 or older to attend. ••
Learn about homeschooling
Classical Conversations Homeschool Co-Op will hold an open house on Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. There will be information on grades Pre-K to 6th and 10th grade. Parents and children are invited. To register, call 267-296-6572 or email Gather2LearnLLC@gmail.com. ••
Bingo at St. Bart’s
St. Bartholomew Parish, 5600 Jackson St., will have bingo on Sunday, Aug. 21, in the hall in the back of the church. Bingo is held monthly, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month. Doors open at noon. Games begin at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes 10 regular games, with special games, and 50/50 sold separately. Lunch and snacks are available for purchase. Parking is available in the back of the building. All are welcome. ••
Holy Inn going to AC
Holy Innocents is sponsoring a casino trip on Monday, Aug. 15. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Mass at noon at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Atlantic City, followed by a procession to a blessing of the sea at 1:15 p.m. There will be a $15 slot package at Resorts Casino before the bus departs at 5. The cost is $35. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••
Blood drive in Somerton
Fellowship Bible Church and Somerton Civic Association, in partnership with the Red Cross, are hosting a blood drive on Aug. 10 from 2-7 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, 13021 Worthington Road. Sign up for an appointment at https://rcblood.org/3nKz9cx. ••
Local girl in musical
The musical Alien8 will be performed by the Playhouse Youth Company at Bucks County Playhouse from Thursday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 6. Performances will be held each day at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mia Alicea, who attended Farrell Elementary School and now attends the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, plays the mayor in the show, which features performers ages 13-18.
The show tells the story of a wounded town reckoning with its shame and finding connection through forgiveness, challenging people to think deeply about who they really are, who they want to be, and how to reconcile differences between their present and future selves. It was developed with and written for teenagers, and speaks to intergenerational views of gender, identity and inclusion within an anthem of belonging, love and acceptance.
Tickets start at $15 for children and $20 for adults, plus fees. Patrons save 20% off when buying four or more tickets. There are special rates for groups of 10 or more. Visit buckscountyplayhouse.org or call 215-862-2121. ••
Music fest continues
The Pennypack Music Festival is taking 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.
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]. ••
Movies and a 5K
The Lawncrest Recreation Center Advisory Council will offer free movie nights on the second Thursday of the month at dusk at the Lawncrest Recreation Center outdoor stage, 6000 Rising Sun Ave. The dates are Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. Bring a blanket or chair.
Meanwhile, the advisory council will hold a 5K race on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30, which includes a T-shirt and medals for winners. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/Lawncrest5K. ••
Two excursions are on tap as part of the Starr Tours At KleinLife program.
An Aug. 10 trip is scheduled to Columbia, Lancaster County, to visit the National Watch and Clock Museum. 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.
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. ••
Fox Chase has new chief innovation officer
Sangeeta Bardhan Cook has been appointed Senior Vice President of Commercialization Strategy and Business Development for Temple University Health System, and Chief Innovation Officer for Fox Chase Cancer Center. With more than 20 years’ experience in translational science and medicine, she comes to Temple from City of Hope in Duarte, California, where she worked for nine years in multiple roles of increasing leadership, most recently as Executive Director of Business Innovation. A graduate of California Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology, she holds a doctoral degree in molecular biology from the University of Southern California. She succeeds Kurt Schwinghammer, who served as VP of Fox Chase’s Office of R&D Alliances for the last 15 years before his recent retirement. ••
Car show Aug. 13
Snapbox Self-Storage, 1 Franklin Mills Blvd., will host a car show on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food trucks, a DJ, raffles and trophies. The cost to register a car is $20. Proceeds benefit the Superhero Project, which aids families with children in the neonatal intensive care unit. Call 215-941-1102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Family FunDay in Sept.
The 7th Police District and 7th Police District Advisory Council will sponsor a Family FunDay on Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1701 Bowler St. There will be music, food, information tables, giveaways and appearances by police and fire vehicles. ••
Kensington High alumni luncheon
The Kensington High School Alumni Luncheon will be held on Oct. 15 at the Radisson Hotel, Trevose. The luncheon is open to all graduates and guests. Cost is $42. For information and order forms, call Tamara (267-699-6331), Altha (215-605-5255) or Fran (215-303-0188). ••
Blood drive at Jeanes
Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7600 Central Ave. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter “TUH Jeanes Campus” for location. ••
Bingo on Aug. 13
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having a bingo on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1-4 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Call 215-423-0792. ••
Outdoor concert Aug. 17
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., will host an outdoor “grill-n-groove” concert, featuring Paula Johns Jazz, on Aug. 17. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7. ••
Beef, Beer & Belly Laughs
The Chaverim and Men’s Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will hold an upcoming program as part of the synagogue’s 60th anniversary celebration. On Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., the public is invited to an evening of Beef, Beer & Belly Laughs, at a cost of $30 per person. Entertainment provided by comedian Jim Daly & Friends. Make your checks payable to CSS Men’s Club and mail to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Driver refresher course available
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host an AARP Drivers 1 Day Refresher Course on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up for this Refresher Course if you have taken the Two Day Driver Safety Course in the last three years. There are no tests to pass and most insurance companies provide a discount for completing the course. The cost is $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-AARP members. There will be a small break for lunch. A dairy lunch is permitted. Payment to AARP is needed to hold your spot. Call the synagogue at 215-677-1600. ••
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. ••
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). ••
Ukrainian festival Aug. 28
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. ••
Historical talk at KleinLife
A major episode in American history will be depicted at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. The public is invited. The Battle of Gettysburg will be the theme on Aug. 29. The program will begin at 12:45 p.m. David Hudak will be leading the session. Cost is $6. For further information and to reserve your place, contact Mariya Keselman-Mekler at 215-698-7300, Ext. 185 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Peach social in Bristol
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation, 321 Cedar St., will be holding its annual peach social on Sunday, Aug. 14. The cost is $5, payable at the door. Attendees will be treated to angel food cake, ice cream and sliced New Jersey peaches in a take-out or dine-in format. Homemade baked goods will be on sale. The event benefits academic awards to Bristol High School graduates. Call 215-788-7537. ••
Day trip to Valley Forge, West Chester
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a “Day in Valley Forge & West Chester” on Thursday, Oct. 20. Itinerary includes a riding tour of Valley Forge National Historical Park, a three-course luncheon in West Chester and an 80-minute narrated ride on the West Chester Railroad between West Chester and the village of Glen Mills. All-inclusive cost is $127. Reservations close on Sept. 12, or earlier if demand warrants it. For information and reservations, call 215-788-9408. ••
All about the Beatles
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will hold a Zoom program, The Beatles – From Liverpool to Abbey Road, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Listen to your favorite Beatles songs and join ‘60s rock historian and Beatles scholar and storyteller Vinnie Bruno. The cost is $40. Make your checks payable to the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim and mail to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Include your email address to receive the Zoom link. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Clothing drive for charity
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running a clothing drive on Saturday, Sept. 10, 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. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••
Bus trip to see murder mystery
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running a bus trip to Bube’s Brewery (102 N. Market St., Mount Joy, Lancaster County) for a murder mystery experience on Saturday, Sept. 17. The murder mystery show includes a family-style meal, Catacombs tour and free time to visit the Kitchen Kettle Village. The cost is $160, which includes the motor coach, show and tour. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 9 a.m. and will return about 7 p.m. For information and reservations, call 215-860-3710. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••
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. ••
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 fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise from Oct. 6-17, 2023, visiting Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Italy. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,298 to $8,098 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. ••
Fun at Glen Foerd
Glen Foerd presents its free Summer Series of live music, food, family fun activities and art. The series will be held the last Thursday of August and September, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring a blanket or chairs, enjoy lawn games, roam Glen Foerd’s grounds, and explore its mansion, which will be open for free self-guided tours. Donations are appreciated but not required. Attendees are asked to register in advance at www.glenfoerd.org/events. ••
Book club meeting
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Save at Boscov’s
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim announces its annual Boscov Day. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., you can shop in person and receive a 20-percent discount if you mention the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim Sisterhood at the checkout. The Sisterhood will receive 5% of the purchase amount. Call 215-677-1600. ••
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 Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 366 Corp. John Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave. ••