White honors soccer champs
Rep. Martina White honored the Danubia Under-14 boys soccer team for winning the Mid-Atlantic Regionals during the 2021-2022 season. White presented the team with a House citation recognizing the championship.
Team members honored were Blaise Mulvenna, Charlie Wetzel, Cillian Berkery, Connor Hughes, Dominic Lobiondo, Eric Cavanaugh, Farlley Amaral, Gabriel Zorawski, John Diamond, Jonathan Levin, Keeghan Nast, Landon Mulvenna, Luke Thomas, Matthew Cancelliere, Matt Owens, Max Durso, Mikey Devlin, Owen Adamow, Patrick DeStephanis and Shane Lachawiec. ••
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. ••
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. ••
St. Jerome seniors to meet
Meetings are resuming for the St. Jerome’s Senior Group. The next two meetings will be on Thursdays, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m., and meetings begin promptly at 11. ••
Blood drive on Saturday
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 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. ••
Looking for vendors for health event
Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 2000 Shelmire Ave., will host a free event on Saturday, Sept. 10. There will be healing services, talks on “Faith & Cancer,” health screenings, activities for children, a concert, helpful resources and information and a White Mass honoring and blessing health care workers. Persons and organizations interested in being a vendor can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 215-745-3211 or visit www.resurrectphila.org/vendor. ••
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. 17: Philadelphia Freedom [tribute to Elton John]; Aug. 24: Starman [tribute to David Bowie]. ••
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. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Outdoor concert tonight
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. ••
Free rugs for teachers
Airbase/Lomax Carpet & Tile Mart is honoring teachers this back-to-school season with a “Teacher Appreciation Free Rug Giveaway,” which will provide a free area rug to be used in classrooms to the first 50 teachers who visit one of the chain’s 13 flooring superstores on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8-9 a.m. A local store is at 201 Franklin Mills Circle. The retail value is up to $200 per rug. ••
Corn roast at Somerton church
St. Andrew’s In-The-Field Episcopal Church at 500 Somerton Ave. will hold its 62nd corn roast/fall festival for the community on Saturday Sept. 10, from 2-8 p.m. Activities include a flea market, raffle baskets, bake table, funnel cake, roasted corn and hot dogs. Table rentals are $20. Call 215-673-5938. ••
Looking for crafters
The St. Cecilia Fall Festival and Craft Show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parish parking lot, 535 Rhawn St. The cost for crafters is $20 for a 10×10 space. Table and chair provided. Bring your own tent. Email email@example.com. ••
Sign up for afternoon kid care
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., has openings for elementary and middle school-aged children for its afternoon KidSpace program. The program is being operated weekdays from 3-6 p.m. It includes homework help, gym games, swimming, art, dancing, baking and science clubs, Zumba, board games, sports and sports leagues, a nutritious snack and transportation to and from area schools. The cost is $125 per week per child, $120 for three or four days and $100 for two days. Subsidies are available. Call 215-698-7300, Ext. 112. ••
Better parking spot for the disabled
State Rep. Jared Solomon will introduce legislation that would alleviate parking issues for people with disabilities. State law does not require municipalities to reserve parking spots near their home for people with placards and registration plates that designate a disability. Solomon’s legislation would require municipalities to do so upon request from a person with a disability. ••
Take part in Thanksgiving parade
The 45th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. The community is invited to enter homemade floats, banners or vehicles, and organizations are encouraged to march. Volunteer banner carriers will receive six hours of community service. Apply by Nov. 6 (or Oct. 28 for new banners) at thanksgivingparade.org. Donations can be made on PayPal via thanksgivingparade or on Venmo at Mhthanksgivingparade. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Apple picking at Styer Orchard
Northeast Jewish Life’s second annual Apple Picking at Styer Orchard, 97 Styers Lane in Langhorne, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1-3 p.m. Pick up a Rosh Hashanah bag, filled with apples, honey and a fun activity for the kids. This event is free, except for the additional apples you pick on your own. Advance registration closes Sept. 8. Go to jewishphilly.org/apples. ••
Apply for community grant
The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, which supports Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, is asking for applications for its Community Grant Program. Grants are awarded annually to provide funding for projects that promote the health and wellness of community residents. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 15. Funds must be used within one year of receipt. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply and must provide a copy of their tax exemption letter from the Internal Revenue Service and a current completed W-9 form. Organizations applying for grants must be located within or serve one of the following ZIP codes: 19012, 19027, 19111, 19115, 19120, 19149, 19152, 19006, 19046, 19095, 19114, 19116, 19124, 19126, 19135, 19136 and 19154. Projects receiving funding must take place within these ZIP codes. For additional information about the program or to request an application form, contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or email@example.com. ••
Train show Sept. 25
The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its Fall Train Show and Sale on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Penns Landing Caterers (Sheet Metal Workers Union hall), 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available on premises, and there is plenty of free parking. Call Bob at 610-872-3309 or visit www.ADTCA.com. ••
Job fair Sept. 13
Job seekers can meet and interact with hiring managers in person during the Bucks County Fall Job Fair on Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Neshaminy Mall’s Barnes & Noble Court. Hosted by RecruitmentQueen, the career fair features an array of positions in various industries, including healthcare, customer service, financial services and manufacturing. The following employers have signed up to exhibit: HR Block, All American Home Care LLC, Lightspeed Logistics Inc., Certified Steel, Pennswood Village, Glass Enterprises Inc., Integrity Staffing, Tile All Inc., SnapCab, Lawall Prosthetic and Orthotic Services and Bucks County Emergency Communications. Employers interested in participating can call Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Fox Chase has new breast surgeon
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Austin D. Williams, as a surgeon in the Breast Cancer Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology.
Williams earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Franklin & Marshall College and holds a master’s of science in education from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2013.
Prior to joining Fox Chase, Williams was a breast surgery oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
In addition to presenting his research nationally and internationally, Williams has published nearly 40 peer-reviewed articles, multiple book chapters and a book titled Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls, released in 2019.
Williams will begin his tenure at Fox Chase on Sept. 1. ••
New researcher at FCCC
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Pedro Torres-Ayuso as an assistant professor in the Department of Cancer and Cellular Biology at Temple. In addition to his primary position at Temple, Torres-Ayuso will hold a dual appointment in the Molecular Therapeutics research program at Fox Chase.
Torres-Ayuso earned an undergraduate degree in biology, specializing in health biology, from the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. He later earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate in molecular biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Torres-Ayuso will begin his tenure at Temple and Fox Chase on Sept. 1. ••
New assistant prof at Fox Chase
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Michael Scott, who will be joining the Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Program in the Department of Hematology/Oncology as an assistant professor.
Scott earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology from West Chester University and attended the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He graduated with his medical degree in 2014 and went on to complete his residency in family medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the Fox Chase faculty, Scott worked at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Delaware as a clinical lead physician and as a clinical instructor at Bellevue Hospital in New York.
Scott will begin his tenure at Fox Chase on Sept. 11. ••
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). ••
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. ••
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). ••
The Kimmel Cultural Campus will present Dear Evan Hansen (through Aug. 28, Forrest Theatre). For more information, call 215-893-1955 or visit kimmelcenter.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. ••
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. ••
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 on Thursdays, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29, 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. ••
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. Future dates are 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. ••
Starr Tours At KleinLife will hold a Castles of New York multi-day vacation from Sept. 11-14, featuring 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. For additional information and reservations, call 800-782-7703 or go to starrtours.com/kleinlife. ••
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 7-bout 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), coming off a controversial decision loss, will be returning in a six-round super-lightweight bout against Tyrone Luckey (15-17-4, 11 KOs). Bryce Mills (8-1, 4 KOs), out of Liverpool, New York, will be competing against Larry Fryers (11-5-1, 4 KOs), out of Yonkers, New York, in a six-round lightweight bout. Former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion Karl Wylie (1-0) will compete in a four-round lightweight contest. Juan Davila (1-0, 1 KO) will be competing in a four-round super-lightweight bout.
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. ••
Thrift shop reopening
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will reopen Sunday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m., fully restocked for fall and winter. Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is closed Saturdays. Donations are welcome. ••
Lunch and entertainment
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, will be hosting its opening luncheon meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. A salmon meal will be followed by professional song and dance performer Marcus Chaney. The cost is $30. Send checks to CSS payable to Sisterhood. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Book club session
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Oct. 3, 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. ••
Drivers refresher course
The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host an AARP Drivers 2 Day Refresher Course on Monday, Nov. 7, and Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are no tests to pass, and most insurance companies provide a discount for completing the course. The cost is $20 for AARP members, or $25 for non-AARP members. There will be a small break for lunch. A dairy lunch is permitted. 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. ••