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. More than 100 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/. ••
Fox Chase CC program earns certification
The Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center has earned Joint Commission Advanced Palliative Care Certification, marking the fourth consecutive time the program has achieved this distinction
“It is very rewarding to receive the prestigious Joint Commission certification,” said Dr. Marcin Chwistek, a professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology and director of the SOPCP. “It speaks to the high quality of the interdisciplinary care we have been consistently providing to our patients. It also recognizes our team’s efforts and institutional support for palliative care, a crucial aspect of cancer care at Fox Chase.”
The Joint Commission is a nonprofit that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations and programs in the United States and globally.
“There are a lot of factors that affect the final decision about recertification. One aspect that underlies it all, in my view, is our teamwork and high level of integration of palliative care into medical oncology service lines, which I believe is especially strong at Fox Chase,” Chwistek said.
Chwistek thanked Kathleen Murphy.
“Kate has worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition. She devoted a lot of energy and effort over the last several years to ensure that our team excels at the standards set by the Joint Commission,” Chwistek said. ••
White votes to hold Krasner in contempt
Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) issued the following statement after the state House of Representatives voted to hold District Attorney Larry Krasner in contempt of the House by a vote of 162-38:
“As Philadelphia, my home city, is experiencing another year of historic crime and violence, District Attorney Larry Krasner has sought to blame everyone for the city’s problems but himself. My city’s streets are unsafe and there seemingly are no consequences for those who violate the law, despite the best efforts of law enforcement to lock up dangerous criminals. Today’s vote to hold Krasner in contempt shows a significant bipartisan majority of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives stands for law and order and puts a check on the district attorney’s above-the-law attitude. It is the first, and a necessary, step in ensuring Larry Krasner can no longer let his brand of woke politics wreak havoc on Philadelphians who just want to live in safe communities.”
Krasner has refused to accept a subpoena from a House committee investigating him and his office. ••
Family FunDay on Saturday
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. ••
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. ••
Dawejko fighting again at Parx
Coming on the heels of a fourth-round knockout in his Parx Casino debut, Tacony fighter Joey Dawejko (22-10-4, 13 KOs) is set to enter the ring in an eight-round bout against Terrell Jamal Woods (28-53-9, 20 KOs) of Forrest City, Arkansas, on Friday, Oct. 7.
Tickets at $50, $75 and $125 are on sale at https://www.axs.com/events/442208/xcite-fight-night-9-tickets?skin=parxcasino, Hold My Ticket Call Center at 877-466-3404, or by calling 215-364-9000. Must be 21 or older to attend. ••
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. ••
White rips Krasner
Reps. Martina White and Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) issued a statement on District Attorney Larry Krasner’s lawsuit against the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order.
“The reality is Krasner believes he’s above the law, and the lawsuit to stop the committee is a desperate act by a dangerous, desperate man,” the statement read, in part. “House Resolution 216 was passed by a bipartisan majority who are horrified by the crime and murder surging throughout the city.”
House Resolution 216 established the Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order to investigate, review and make legislative findings and recommendations to the House of Representatives regarding the rising rates of crime in Philadelphia; the city’s use of public funds intended for law enforcement and prosecuting crime; the enforcement of crime victim rights in Philadelphia; and the use of public funds for the purpose of benefiting the city’s crime victims. The resolution authorizes the chairman to subpoena information relevant to the committee’s work. ••
Raffle at Jeanes
The Temple University Health–Jeanes Campus Auxiliary is having a chance auction on Sept. 20 in the Patient Care Center Lobby from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 215-728-2131 or email email@example.com. ••
CTK flag football registration
Registrations for Christ the King flag football will be held in the church hall, 3252 Chesterfield Road, on Sunday, Sept. 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. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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 email@example.com or call 215-685-1226. ••
Activities at All Saints’
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., welcomes children to attend Sunday School every Sunday 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 group 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. ••
Keep males out of female sports
Rep. Martina White and 61 of her colleagues signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights urging the office reverse its proposal to amend Title IX, which protects women’s sports from discrimination. The members said that redefining the term “sex” to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” will allow biological males to compete in women’s sports, placing women and girls at a disadvantage both on the field and in the competition for athletic scholarships.
“Biological males will be allowed in women’s spaces, as schools will be required to give biological men access to women’s restrooms, locker rooms, showers and athletic facilities, violating women’s basic right to privacy and creating a high-risk environment for women and girls in what previously were safe spaces,” the members wrote. ••
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. ••
St. Jerome seniors to meet
Meetings have resumed for the St. Jerome’s Senior Group. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m., and the meeting begins promptly at 11. ••
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. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Craft fair in October
There will be a craft fair at the Villages of Pine Valley Clubhouse, 900 Pine Valley Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature homemade candy, jewelry, wreaths, candles and more. Call Kathy at 215-722-1501. ••
Wine tasting on Oct. 1
Danube Swabian Association, 1277 Southampton Road, will host a wine tasting with food pairings on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $40. Payment can be made by mailing a check to Danube Swabian Association or via PayPal. Call 215-673-4423 or email email@example.com for tickets. ••
Flea market, sausage festival
A giant vintage flea market will be part of the South Philly Sausage Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 17, along West Passyunk Avenue, from Broad Street to 16th Street.
There will be more than 100 vendors at the flea market, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Newbold Community Development Corporation.
The sausage festival will go from noon to 7 p.m.
For information, visit www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••
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. 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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m., the History Committee of All Saints’ Church, Torresdale, along with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution, are having an unveiling ceremony of the gravestone of Lt. Benjamin Walton, the first recorded burial of the church in 1786, followed by a graveyard tour of other members of the Walton family, who descend from the first settlers in Byberry Township. Wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella in case of rain. Parking is available in the parking lot at the rear of the church, entrance via Eden Street. The tour will begin inside the church. Light refreshments will be served after the tour. All Saints’ Church is located at 9601 Frankford Ave. Call 215-637-8787. ••
Tacony Baptist’s Pastor Johnson to be honored
Historic Tacony Baptist Church invites the public to a celebration of former Pastor Arthur Johnson Jr. on Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at Georgine’s restaurant in Bristol.
Johnson will be honored for his 40 years of service and dedication to the church as well as the Tacony community. The cost of the ticket is $45 per person. At the event, Johnson will receive a City Council citation. Today, Pastor Evelyn Barnes leads the church. Call the church at 215-437-7232. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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. ••
Movies and a 5K
The Lawncrest Recreation Center Advisory Council will offer a free movie night on Thursday, Oct. 13, at dusk at the Lawncrest Recreation Center outdoor stage, 6000 Rising Sun Ave. 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. ••
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. ••
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 email@example.com. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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 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 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. ••
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. ••
Bengals collecting clothes, other items
The Bustleton Bengals will accept clothing and other items on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at President Street and Conwell Avenue.
Donations accepted are usable and wearable clothing and shoes, pocketbooks, belts, baby accessories, backpacks, hats, scarves, briefcases, gloves, blankets, sheets, curtains, tablecloths, pillows, towels, small rugs, quilts, comforters, small toys, children’s activity sets, beanie babies, rag dolls, stuffed animals, action figures, cars, trucks, airplanes, dolls, outdoor bicycles and scooters.
Donations no longer accepted are pots, pans, large toys, board games, puzzles, electrical devices, glass, VCR tapes, CDs, books, oversized or outdoor play sets and workout/exercise equipment.
All donations must be in a tied trash bag. The bengals will receive payment based on price per pound.
If you’re unable to drop off your donations, call Chris Tarducci 215-906-8179. ••
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. ••
New surgical oncology instructor at Fox Chase
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Anthony M. Villano, as a clinical instructor in the Department of Surgical Oncology. He started Sept. 12.
Villano earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Muhlenberg College and attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He graduated with his medical degree in 2013 and went on to work as a resident physician in general surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He recently finished a Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Fox Chase.
Villano is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Fox Chase Cancer Center’s John Ridge Fellowship Award, the DC Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Best Clinical Research Award, and the Best Clinical and Basic Science Research Awards from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Hufnagel Research Symposium. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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. ••