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Dr. Renata Ruiz

Care for your skin

September is National Skin Care Awareness month, and Dr. Renata Ruiz, of Dermatology Partners, is offering skin care tips to ensure healthier, looking skin.

Ruiz suggests a healthier skincare routine, along with routine do’s. She recommends that you see a dermatologist once a year for a full-body, professional skin exam or more often if you are at a higher risk of skin cancer. The exam will likely be brief (about 10 minutes or so).

Ruiz provides complete dermatological care, including medical, surgical and cosmetic services. Her interests focus on the treatment of multi-ethnic skin and the diversity within the dermatology field. Ruiz is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, aiming to communicate with patients in their own native languages. Ruiz has an office at the Smylie Times Building. She is accepting new patients, many insurances are accepted, and immediate appointments are available.

To schedule an appointment, call 267-731-1333, or visit www.dermpartners.com to schedule online.

Dermatology Partners providers treat a full spectrum of diseases of the skin, hair and nails and specialize in the detection and treatment of skin cancers. ••

KleinLife to honor deceased

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will be conducting a Yom Kippur Yizkor prayer service on Friday, Sept. 30, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The public is invited free of charge. It is a special Jewish memorial prayer to honor the deceased. As part of this year’s program, KleinLife is producing a Yizkor booklet to be available at the service. For an $18 donation, people can inscribe up to 10 names ($2 for each additional name). Checks should be made payable to KleinLife and mailed to KleinLife, Attn: Yizkor, 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 16. Names and payments may also be submitted at the KleinLife front desk. ••

Polish festival this weekend

The 56th Annual Polish American Festival at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, located at 654 Ferry Road in Doylestown, will continue Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, from noon to 8 p.m. The Polish American Festival features carnival rides, live music and stage shows and ongoing entertainment on the main stage and in the Polish Village highlighting Polish traditions and customs, Polish folk dance groups, along with a variety of Polish and American food and refreshments. The $12 admission includes all events and carnival rides. For more information, visit the link on the front page of PolishAmericanCenter.com or PolishAmericanFestival.org. ••

Somerton Civic to meet

Somerton Civic will hold a membership meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Walker Lodge of the I.O.O.F., 1290 Southampton Road. There will be a couple of zoning matters to discuss, elections and likely a guest speaker. ••

Free concert in Holmesburg

The Mount Zion Baptist Church of Holmesburg, at Welsh Road and Erdrick Street, will be hosting a free concert in its parking lot on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The concert is entitled “Instruments of Praise.” Call 215-624-8869 for more information. ••

Big award for Ryan teacher

Theodore Blohm, performing arts director at Archbishop Ryan, was honored with The Manilow Music Teacher Award. Blohm, ARHS Class of 2004, was invited to a recent Barry Manilow concert at the Wells Fargo Center and presented with the award during a backstage meet and greet. Manilow Music Teacher Award recipients receive a $5,000 cash prize and a $5,000 Manilow Bucks credit that can be used to purchase instruments for their classroom. ••

Care for ‘unaccompanied’ kids

Catholic Social Services is recruiting families to welcome “unaccompanied” children into their homes. These children have come to the United States alone and may have experienced significant trauma. CSS is seeking individuals or families willing to provide a supportive and caring home environment for two weeks up to three months while the children attend a daily education program located in the Northeast. Being able to speak some Spanish would be helpful but not required. Contact Iris Puhiera at ipuhiera@chs-adphila.org or 267-975-9241. ••

White faults Wolf for book delay

Rep. Martina White is calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to expedite the processing of textbook orders from Archdiocese and nonpublic schools as funded in the 2022-23 budget. White learned that many of the Archdiocese and nonpublic schools in Philadelphia and throughout the state have yet to receive their allotment of books, though they submitted their requests weeks ago.

“The Wolf administration has known for months what textbooks our Archdiocesan and non-public schools requested,” White said. “It is absolutely unacceptable that his Department of Education is incapable of providing the timely approvals and delivery of our students’ textbooks before the start of the 2022-23 school year.”

This year’s budget approved $28 million in funding for textbooks and equipment for educational materials for Archdiocese and nonpublic schools. Yet, many of these schools will not receive textbooks for at least several weeks.

“This is either an intentional way to undermine the Catholic school system and school choice in general or the Wolf administration is mismanaging the process that ensures all students across the commonwealth receive their school books timely enough to obtain the education that is best for them,” White said. “It is disheartening that the governor has failed our kids so badly. I urge him to do his job and manage your Department of Education properly by getting the schoolbooks to these entities as requested months ago.” ••

City caves on Tubman statue

The city has caved and decided on a “new direction” for the development of Philadelphia’s permanent Harriet Tubman statue. After outrage by some black artists and City Council members, the city has decided to initiate an open call for artists to commission the statue, which will be located outside City Hall. The city hosted a temporary Tubman statue by white artist Wesley Wofford at City Hall earlier this year, then commissioned Wofford to create a permanent statue. Now, the city said priority for the new statue “will be given to artists who reflect the diversity of Philadelphia. Minority, local and female artists are strongly encouraged to apply.” ••

Car show/flea market

A car show and flea market will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. Car registration is $20. Call Bob Dietrich at 267-968-2736. The cost for flea market vendors is $20. Call Rosemarie Gross at 215-868-5304.  The rain date is Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. ••

History meeting tonight

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will finally return to in-person meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at Pennepack Baptist Meetinghouse, 8732 Krewstown Road. Archivist/historian Jack McCarthy will present a program highlighting key stories of Northeast Philadelphia history, from the 17th century to the present. The meeting is free and open to the public. ••

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. ••

Tacony LAB anniversary

Tacony LAB Community Arts Center, 6918 Torresdale Ave., will hold a five-year anniversary celebration on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10. On Sept. 9, from 6-8 p.m., there will be a sidewalk maker market, where LAB members will show their creations. On Sept. 10, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., there will be refreshments, music and make-and-take projects. ••

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 jenniecfranklin@gmail.com, call 215-745-3211 or visit www.resurrectphila.org/vendor. ••

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. ••

Remember 9/11

St. James Lutheran Church, 5185 Castor Ave. (at Pratt Street), will host a short service of remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. The service will include patriotic songs, readings and periods of silence. The community is welcome to attend. ••

Activities at All Saints’

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., welcomes children to attend Sunday School every Sunday starting Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. Meanwhile, the movie Elvis will be shown in Friendship Hall on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. A Sinatra tribute concert will take place at the church on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Come at 6 p.m. with a potluck meal offering. Also, the church’s Young at Heart groups meets the first and third Thursdays of the month, beginning Sept. 15, at noon. Eucharist service is offered for anyone on the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. ••

CTK flag football registration

Registrations for Christ the King flag football will be held in the church hall, 3252 Chesterfield Road, on Sundays, Sept. 11 and 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register by phone, call Mark at 215-612-9297. All children grades 3-8 are welcome, it doesn’t matter which school they attend. The cost is $75 per child, $140 for two children and $50 each for each additional child from the same family. ••

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 rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Register for art club

The Tarken Adult Art Club will begin meeting on Sept. 20. Adults ages 18-plus will practice and discuss painting and drawing: still life, portraits, figure drawing, abstract art and illustrations. The program will conclude with a holiday art show for members to show off their work. No experience necessary. Basic art supplies will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies if they have it. The club will meet Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tarken Recreation Center, 6250 Frontenac St., through Dec. 20.

To register, email tarkenartclub@gmail.com or call 215-685-1226. ••

Register for Crusader Classic

The 19th Annual Father Judge Crusader Classic 5K will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Firefighter Lt. Robert Neary Scholarship Fund at Father Judge. Neary, class of 1970, died in 2012 when the roof of a Kensington furniture store collapsed on him as he monitored the scene at a fire at an abandoned warehouse.

The early-bird entry fee is $25. After Sept. 16, the entry fee is $30. The cost is $15 for youths 18 and under. Race-day registration will take place in the Father Judge school yard beginning at 7:30 a.m. Event T-shirts will be provided to all who pre-register (and to race-day registrants while supplies last).

The race will begin at the bandshell in Pennypack Park and continue along the banks of the Pennypack Creek and finish with a lap around the Father Judge track (behind the school). Medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

For more information, call 215-338-9494, Ext. 1027 or email khuckel@fatherjudge.com. ••

Casino trip, Christmas show

Holy Innocents Parish is organizing a trip to Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday, Dec. 1. A bus will leave L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $85, non-refundable, due Nov. 1.

The trip includes a ticket to The Modern Gentlemen, a Christmas show, at 3 p.m.; bus transportation; $25 in slot play; and a $15 food voucher. The bus will leave the casino at 5 p.m.

To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Doo wop festival at FOP

FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road, will host a doo wop festival on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1-5 p.m., rain or shine. The event will feature an indoor dance party, some of the area’s top vocal groups and oldies radio disc jockeys. General admission is $30 and includes food, draft beer and soda. Tickets are available weekdays at the FOP front desk from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the FOP survivors fund. Call 215-629-3602. ••

Job fair for trades

JEVS Human Services will hold a hiring fair on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Orleans Technical College, 2770 Red Lion Road, to connect employers and jobseekers in the trades. Nearly 80 small- to mid-sized contractors, developers, utilities and service companies will be on site. Register at https://www.jevshumanservices.org/event/building-construction-trades-job-fair/. ••

Thrift shop reopens

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, has reopened, 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. ••

Fringe show at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host The Poison Garden as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The show is centered around a mysterious garden with an intriguing allure. Journey back in time to learn how one family inexplicably vanished nearly a century ago — and uncover the garden’s role in this strange tale. The Poison Garden will be presented on Sept. 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21 from 7-9 p.m. Drinks will be available for purchase. The performance will be spoken in gibberish and will take place in different rooms of the Main House and will require guests to take the stairs. Tickets are $40. Call 215-632-5330 or go to www.glenfoerd.org/events/2022/9/12/poison-garden. ••

Bingo on Saturday

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having bingo on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1-4 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Call 215-423-0792. ••

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 khuckel@fatherjudge.com. ••

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. ••

Sisterhood meeting

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. ••

Hear about gruesome Holmesburg Prison episode

Allen Hornblum will discuss his fictional novel, Holmesburg Prison: Klondike Bake-Oven Deaths, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Holmesburg Library, Frankford and Hartel avenues.

The public is invited.

During the summer of 1938, Holmesburg Prison inmates were placed in a punishment block known as “Klondike,” where they were cooked alive for allegedly leading a food strike. ••

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. The Sept. 8 movie will be The Mighty. 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. ••

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. ••

Trips scheduled

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. ••

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 ceciliacraftshow@aol.com. ••

Register for run/walk

The St. Hubert Alumnae Association is holding its first 5K Run – 1 Mile Family Walk on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Pennypack Park. The run and walk will start and finish in the “Little City” portion of the park, on Rhawn Street near Holmehurst Avenue. Same-day registration will be open starting at 7:30 a.m. The run starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 9. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event, with T-shirts available to early registrants. Medals will be given to the top three males and females in age groups. To register for the event, to sponsor it or for more information, visit the Facebook page St. Hubert 1st Ever 5K Run/1 mile Family walk. Monetary gifts can be sent on Venmo to @SH-Alumnae or checks can be mailed to St. Hubert Alumnae Association, 7320 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136. ••

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 jennifer@recruitmentqueen.com. ••

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. ••

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 info@thanksgivingparade.org. ••

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. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Honor POW-MIA

The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets, will host a National POW-MIA Recognition Day observance on Friday, Sept. 16, at noon.

The annual name reading is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, at noon. Volunteers are needed to read one of (or part of) the 34 panels that honor the 648 Philadelphians killed in the Vietnam War.

Check the PVVM Facebook page for information on mobile wall displays in October and November. ••

Barbecue at Saint John’s

Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 3101 Tyson Ave., is hosting a barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1-4 p.m., to raise funds to upgrade the fire alarm system used by the church, Feast of Justice and St. John’s Preschool. The donation is $15 per person or 2 for $25. Children under 10 are free. There will be pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, salads, desserts, drinks, s’mores and a make-your-own candy apple station, along with games for kids and raffle prizes. ••

Run in memory of 9/11 victims

The 17th annual Run for Peace will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8:45 a.m. at Penn Charter, 3000 W. School House Lane in East Falls. The event is in memory of Northwood native Peter Ortale (Penn Charter class of 1983), who was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and Kenny Caldwell (class of ‘89), who also died in the attacks. Ortale grew up on the 4900 block of Castor Ave. and attended St. Martin of Tours, Penn Charter and Duke University, where he graduated in 1987 and was a three-year All-American lacrosse player. At the time of his death, at age 37, he was working for Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower in New York. He was among 61 employees and friends of Euro Brokers who died that day.

The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds in memory of Ortale and Caldwell.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.penncharter.com/alumni/runforpeace. ••

Run to Remember on Saturday

The annual Alisha C. Levin Run to Remember will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Ave. Levin, who grew up on the 1300 block of Wells St. in Castor Gardens, was killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 33. She was a 1986 graduate of Northeast. She later graduated from Hofstra University. She worked for three years for Fuji Bank in the World Trade Center’s South Tower. On the day of the attacks, terrorists first crashed an airplane into the North Tower. Seventeen minutes later, a plane struck the South Tower. Fuji Bank, which occupied the 79th through 82nd floors, lost 23 employees. Levin was the company’s vice president of human resources. Proceeds will benefit scholarships and programs at Northeast and Hofstra. For more information, visit alishalevinmemorial.org. ••

Dog walk will raise money for cancer research

Fox Chase Cancer Center will hold its 23rd annual Paws for the Cause 1-mile dog walk on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be food, music, vendors, animal rescue organizations, contests, prizes and children’s entertainment. Individuals can donate or sponsor a participant at any time leading up to the event. Call 215-728-2441 or go to https://www.foxchase.org/giving/paws-cause. ••

Art show to benefit women seeking asylum

Sister Bridget Connor, a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart, will host an exhibition of her artwork on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2-8 p.m. at Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road. Proceeds from the art show will benefit Asylee Women Enterprise, which provides housing and community support for women seeking asylum. Laura Brown, executive director of AWE, will make a brief presentation at 3 p.m. ••

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. ••

Fun at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd will present live music, food, family fun activities and art on Thursday, 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. ••

Loudenslager Auxiliary seeks members

The American Legion Post 366 Corp. Loudenslager Auxiliary honors the sacrifices of those who served the country, supporting and raising funds to help veterans, military and their families. The next meeting open to new membership is on Tuesday, Oct, 4, at 7 p.m. at Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave. ••

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 rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Author at Shaare Shamayim

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will welcome author Andrew Kane to discuss his book Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale, on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. There will be a dessert buffet served. The cost is $36. Send your checks by Oct. 24 payable to CSS to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Wedding Crashers’ Ball at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host Wedding Crashers’ Ball on Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.. Everyone who attends will be wedding crashers at this interactive wedding performance and fundraising event. Glen Foerd Executive Director Ross Mitchell created the evening of comedy, love, fiascos, drama, and theater of the absurd. The ball will include a silent auction.

As the evening of Bella and Brandon’s wedding unfolds, chaos will ensue, and the wedding guests will be enlisted to help solve (or add to) the problems that arise in slapstick and physical comedy.

This is a three-hour interactive performance, and attendees are active participants and characters in the performance acting as “wedding guests.” The performance has four parts: Cocktail Reception, Ceremony, Dinner and Dancing/Farewell.

Open bar will be available prior to dinner. A cash bar will be available after dinner. Guests are requested to wear black tie, old wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, business attire or festive/creative costumes. The evening also includes an optional afterparty in Glen Foerd’s Main House Rathskeller. Valet parking is included.

Glen Foerd is seeking event sponsors, advertisers and contributors.

Tickets are $150 per person or $75 for Young Friends under 35, artists and others in the arts. Tables of eight are $1,000.

Visit www.glenfoerd.org/weddingcrashersball, call 215-632-5330 or email info@glenfoerd.org. ••

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). ••

Upcoming cruise

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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]. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Cruise the Mediterranean

Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19, 2023. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or fkevin910@comcast.net. ••

Big boost for tax prep

Campaign for Working Families, a nonprofit organization that helps low- to moderate-income individuals and families with free tax preparation and other benefits, was awarded $50,000 from Intuit Financial Freedom.

The funds were given to assist CWF in continuing its efforts to support free tax preparations for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey families.

“It is an honor to receive such a generous financial commitment from a partner like Intuit Financial Freedom,” said CWF President and CEO Mary Arthur. “We believe what we do is so important to the community, and Intuit has granted us these additional funds to continue providing free taxpayers assistance and financial literacy services that are timely, supportive and innovative.” ••

Support the Star Players

The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5-8 p.m. at Chick-fil-A, 9711 Roosevelt Blvd.

A portion of your purchase will be donated back to the Star Players, who will present Damn Yankees from Oct. 7-9 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For tickets, call director Bill Arthur at 215-685-8714 or visit Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. ••

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