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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 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. ••

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. ••

Attend Yom Kippur service

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., is inviting the community to join members in the observance and celebration of Yom Kippur with services on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6:20 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon. ••

Discussion on mental illness

Tikvah will host Dessert and Dialogue on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Mark Salzer, of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, will speak on Community Living and Participation for People with Serious Mental Illnesses. To RSVP, call 215-832-0671 or email Office@tikvahajmi.org. ••

Drag Bingo in Bustleton

The Bustleton Bengals are sponsoring Drag Bingo, hosted by Lady Peacock, on Saturday, Oct. 1, at John Marynowitz Gym, 9945 President St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo begins at 7. Tickets cost $35 and include nine games and a jackpot. There will be cash prizes, a 50/50 and raffles. Call 215-260-7699. ••

Celebrate Polish heritage

Polish American Heritage Month activities open this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 1, there will be a Polish American Festival from 1-6 p.m. at St. John Cantius, 4415 Almond St. Admission is free. On Sunday, Oct. 2, the 89th annual Pulaski Day Parade will begin at noon at 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. After the parade, there will be a free party at the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, at 3 p.m. Later that night, at 7, Slask, a Polish song-and-dance ensemble, will perform at Archbishop Ryan High School, 11201 Academy Road. For tickets, call 215-634-3396. Additional information is at PolishAmericanCenter.com. ••

Mayhem at Wawa

Northeast Detective Division is asking the public to provide information about Saturday night’s thefts and vandalism at the Wawa at Tyson Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. All hell broke loose at about 8:22 p.m., with a report of juveniles stealing and breaking items, and 15th Police District officers arrived on location and observed about 100 young people inside the location causing damage to the store. The responding officers were able to disperse the crowd. There were no reported injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153. ••

Dillon wants property tax relief

State Sen. Jimmy Dillon introduced Senate Bill 1342, companion legislation to Rep. Robert Freeman’s HB 1851, that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to create a property tax circuit breaker.

“The basic idea behind the ‘circuit breaker’ approach to property tax relief is simple: Just like an electrical circuit breaker prevents a circuit from being overloaded with energy, this program will prevent low- and middle-income households from being overloaded with tax burden. In Pennsylvania, the ‘overload’ of local property taxes happens because Harrisburg Republicans won’t adequately fund our schools. Instead, local governments foot the bill,” Dillon said.

“This enabling act is one approach to helping our vulnerable property owners. Specifics as to the income guidelines and other relief criteria will be determined through subsequent legislation. If this amendment passes, it will allow the General Assembly to enact legislation detailing qualifications to exempt a taxpayer from paying a portion of their property tax that exceeds a percentage threshold amount of household income. This is the kind of investment in people we can afford because of sound fiscal management by Democrats. Let’s use the commonwealth’s unprecedented revenue surplus to help families across Pennsylvania overburdened by taxes.” ••

Flea market on Saturday

Tacony Baptist Church, 4715 Disston St., will host an outdoor flea market on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All sales will be donated to the church. ••

Donate new Halloween costumes

Anthony “Stitch” Picariello is helping to organize the eighth annual Halloween Costumes for Cancer drive. New Halloween costumes will be accepted for donation to the oncology floor at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia so the kids can pick them out and trick or treat at the hospital. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Drop off donations at Bustleton Post Office, 9925 Bustleton Ave., or Somerton Post Office, 667 Hendrix St. Deadline is Oct 10. ••

Krasner an instigator

Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) issued the following statement in response to District Attorney Larry Krasner’s letter to the select committee investigating his crime policies, asking its hearings on Sept. 29 and 30 be moved from the Philadelphia Navy Yard:

“District Attorney Larry Krasner was given ample opportunity to work with the committee but was found in contempt for not complying with a lawful subpoena. This committee is holding fact-finding hearings in Philadelphia, and Mr. Krasner’s efforts to instigate his most radical supporters to disrupt the committee’s hearings will not be tolerated or successful.

“Victims of crime who have suffered due to the actions and inaction of the district attorney will not be silenced any longer. Whistleblowers should have every right to come forward. What is Larry Krasner hiding?” ••

Neilson backs union effort

State Rep. Ed Neilson said he stands in solidarity with the workers at Home Depot, 4640 Roosevelt Blvd., in their efforts to form a collective bargaining agreement with their employer.

“Unions achieve historical rights for workers across both the commonwealth and the whole country,” Neilson said. “We must stand with workers who want to ensure their rights are not violated. Workers have a right to protection from predatory workplace practices, and only unions can provide that.”

Workers at the Home Depot have filed paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board, under the name Home Depot Workers United. If successful, the Philadelphia location would be the first Home Depot store in the U.S. where workers organized a collective bargaining unit. ••

Boyle mourns slain former intern

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-2nd dist.) released the following statement regarding the shooting death of former campaign intern Everett Beauregard:

“I am heartsick to learn this senseless epidemic of gun violence has struck a member of my team. Everett worked for my campaign during the 2018 election season. He made great contributions to our electoral victory that year. He was a nice, well-liked and purposeful young man with a bright future ahead of him. We will truly miss him and we grieve along with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Beauregard, 23, was killed in Powelton Village in the early-morning hours of Sept. 22. ••

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. ••

Donate blood

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 30, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nazareth Hospital – DiBello Conference Room. Go to redcrossblood.org. The sponsor keyword is Nazareth Hospital. Call 215-335-6281. ••

Craft fair at Delaire

The Delaire Landing Craft and Vendor Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot by the tennis courts at Delaire, 9355 State Road. The fair will benefit Kelly’s Kidz, at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. A donation of an unwrapped new toy or kids pajamas would be appreciated. ••

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. ••

Wine tasting on Saturday

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 wine@danubeswabian.com for tickets. ••

Designer Bag Bingo Oct. 15

The 8th Police District is sponsoring a Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 6:30. Tickets are $40 and available at the district, at Academy and Red Lion roads, and at the door. The price includes 10 rounds of bingo, three cards per round, along with beer, wine, soda, water, coffee and tea. There will also be door prizes, raffles and a 50/50. For more information, contact officer John Hanejko at 215-360-2063 or John.Hanejko@phila.gov. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Rummage sale in Oct.

Presentation BVM will host a rummage sale in its church hall, Woodland Avenue and Old Soldiers Road in Cheltenham, on Friday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be bag sales. Call 215-379-1364. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Party for Women’s Animal Center

Join Women’s Animal Center, 3839 Richlieu Road in Bensalem, for Backyard Barks and Brews (& Meows, too) on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7-10 p.m. There will be food, beer, wine, live music, cornhole and other games, raffles, a 50/50, shelter pet meets and vet hospital tours. Tickets are $80 per person and must be purchased in advance by Oct. 14. Guests must be 21 or older. Free parking is available. Visit https://womensanimalcenter.org/events/backyard-barks-and-brews-meows-too. ••

Learn to take good cell phone pics

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will present Take Great Photographs with your Cellphone on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. Professional photographer and videographer Elizabeth Field will teach guests how to take high-quality pictures with just a cell phone. Call 215-686-8756. ••

Author releasing novel

Mayfair’s Becky Flade announced that Tirgearr Publishing will release her next novel, Yesterday’s Over, on Oct. 18. It is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks/iTunes. In Yesterday’s Over, bones are discovered beneath the remains of a row house. Could whoever did this still be loose in the city? Set in Philadelphia, the book features sites such as the Ed Kelly Amphitheater in Pennypack Park. For more information, follow Flade on Facebook. ••

Thrift shop reopens

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Oct. 10-11 and 17-18, due to religious holidays. 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 welcome. Call 215-624-9130. ••

Activities at All Saints’

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., welcomes children to attend Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Also, the church’s Young at Heart group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month, at noon. Eucharist service is offered for anyone on the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. ••

Star Players on stage

The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, 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. ••

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. ••

Flea market at St. James

St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, will host a flea market on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 215-743-1828. The church will also have a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A live nativity is planned for Dec. 4. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Honor POW-MIA

The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets, will host its annual name reading on 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. ••

Fun at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will present live music by the West Philadelphia Orchestra, a food truck, beverages and art activities led by Jihan Thomas 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. ••

Health fair at Roosevelt Mall

Health Partners Plans and the 2nd Police District are sponsoring a health fair on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roosevelt Mall. There will be Zumba, giveaways, health education materials and light refreshments. To be a vendor or for more information, call 888-477-9800. ••

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. ••

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 the 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. ••

Shabbat dinner at CSS

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a traditional Shabbat dinner on Friday, Oct. 28. Candle lighting is at 5:45 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:20, Shabbat services at 7:45, followed by a festive Oneg. The cost is $25 per person. RSVP at 215-677-1600 by Oct. 21. Mail your payment payable to CSS to the above address. ••

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). ••

Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 3

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame’s 2022 Class will be Inducted on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel, 9th Street and Packer Avenue. Inductees will be the Blue Horizon, the 1983 NBA-champion 76ers, Adele Boyd, Art McNally, Charles T. Cooper, David Akers, Ed Bolden, Fredia Gibbs, Howard Eskin, Jimmy Rollins, Keith Allen, Nikki Franke, Phil Martelli, Ray Kelly, Reds Bagnell, Rollie Massimino and Susan Francia. For more information, visit https://www.philadelphiasportshalloffame.org/. ••

The Hooters are back

Joe Hand Promotions has announced the Take 2 40th anniversary tour of the Hooters. The band will play on Nov. 4-5 at 8 p.m. at the Keswick Theatre. For tickets, call 800-557-4263 or visit JoeHandPromotions.com. ••

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. ••

Meeting on economic crimes

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is hosting a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Speakers will be Assistant District Attorneys Anthony Gil and Andrew Osach, from the Economic Crimes Division of the District Attorney’s Office. Topics they will talk about include identity theft, use of social engineering to get login credentials and deed/title theft. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Wood workshop on Saturday

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host a Bandsaw Box Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Art in Wood. Cost for the workshop is $165. To register, visit www.glenfoerd.org/events/2022/10/1/bandsaw-box-workshop. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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]. ••

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. For information and reservations, call 215-788-9408. ••

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. ••

Learn about war general

The life and career of Gen. “Mad Anthony” Wayne, one of the most colorful and controversial heroes of the American Revolution, will be the focus of an adult learning program at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Friday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. David Hudak will be leading the program. Cost is $6. Reserve a place at the KleinLife front desk. For further information and reservations, contact Mariya Keselman-Mekler at 215-698-7300, Ext. 185 or mkeselman@kleinlife.org. ••

Bristol Day on Oct. 15

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation Inc. will be sponsoring the 46th Historic Bristol Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a variety of attractions, including house/garden tours and riverfront Tea, car show, antique and classic boat display, sailboat regatta, Revolutionary War encampment, archaeological dig, crafters and vendors, entertainment, walking tours, food court, children’s activities, sailings and art show. Free shuttle service available from Lenox parking lot, 1414 Radcliffe St. Fee for house tour and Tea ($12 in advance, $15 day of event). Visit bristolhistory.org. ••

St. Jerome seniors to meet

St. Jerome’s Senior Group will meet on Thursdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meeting begins promptly at 11. ••

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. ••

Campaign for Working Families names president

The Campaign for Working Families Inc. board of directors announced it has named Nikia Owens as its next president/CEO, effective Oct. 1.

Owens, who’ll replace the retiring Mary Arthur, brings leadership experience from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

“Our board of directors is thrilled to introduce a leader of Dr. Owens’ caliber into the community to guide this organization,” said board chairman Richard Stipa. “We’ve been so fortunate to have an amazing leader in Mary Arthur for over 18 years and deeply grateful for the investment she has made in building the critical work the organization does. As she retires and transitions, we look forward to her transferring a portion of her knowledge to Dr. Owens. Both Mary and the board are very optimistic that Dr. Owens possesses a unique set of skills and expertise to accelerate CWF into an even more impactful force for positive change for the individuals and families we serve.

“Along with her business acumen, it was evident to the committee almost immediately that Dr. Owens’ ability to both strategize and engage partners at the highest level aligned very well with the work of Campaign for Working Families. As we look to the future, we’re confident that Dr. Owens is the right person to lead CWF and carry on the long legacy of providing the highest level of service and support to the community.”

For more than 20 years, CWF has championed financial stability for working families, operating free community-based tax sites, building credit and savings, accessing public benefits for individuals/families, providing financial literacy, offering match savings programs and maximizing federal and state tax credits. ••

School anniversary celebration

Philadelphia Outward Bound School will celebrate 30 years of adventure with its first Discovery Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited.

The school is working in partnership with the Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Drive. The rain date is Oct. 2.

Attendees will be invited to experience a 266-foot zipline, a 3-story indoor climbing wall and a fleet of canoes on the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir. There will be bird walks, nature-education programs, face painting and food trucks.

Visit www.pobs.org/30 or www.discoveryphila.org. ••

Collision center coming to Gantry Road

Colliers recently arranged the purchase of 9986 Gantry Road, an industrial property, by Ciocca Dealerships.

The facility is 23,500 square feet.

Ciocca will open a collision center in the space, its ninth in Pennsylvania and 11th overall. ••

Fruit tea and smoothie shop coming to Morrell Plaza

Fruit tea and smoothie shop Mr. Wish is coming to Morrell Plaza, leasing 1,200 square feet at the 103,000-square-foot shopping center on Frankford Avenue.

Marketed as the “No. 1 fresh fruit tea beverage brand from Taiwan,” Mr. Wish was born from consumer demand for healthy tea beverages. Shops have a menu of bubble teas, fruit teas, smoothies and milk teas made with all natural and fresh ingredients.

Morrell Plaza is anchored by a 63,000-square-foot ShopRite supermarket. The tenant roster also includes Charlie’s Pizzeria, Rite Aid, Wingstop, Freedom Credit Union, T-Mobile, Supercuts, Dunkin’ and Yamato Sushi & Hibachi.

Levin Management Corporation is marketing two remaining space availabilities (1,850 square feet and 4,000 square feet) at Morrell Plaza. ••

Book club to meet on Zoom

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Nov. 7, 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. ••

Brunch and music

The Chaverim of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a brunch and musical program featuring keyboard soloist Jeff Dershin on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. The cost is $20.RSVP must be received by Nov. 10. Make your checks payable to CSS and send to the above address. Call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 for more details and to make a reservation. ••

Nazareth earns cardiovascular accreditation

Nazareth Hospital announced it has received a Service Line of Excellence designation for its CathPCI, Chest Pain Center and Electrophysiology programs from Corazon Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh. Nazareth becomes the first hospital in the Philadelphia region to receive such a distinction.

To earn accreditation, rigorous onsite evaluations were conducted at Nazareth to ensure compliance with Corazon’s Accreditation Standards as well as with the most recent guidelines and recommendations from a range of prominent cardiovascular medical associations, including the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Heart Rhythm Society and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

The designation means that the recognized programs at Nazareth have met or exceeded the requirements established by the state Department of Health and that the programs continue to adhere to national and societal guidelines, undergoing detailed quarterly quality reviews to ensure outcomes and practices meet or exceed national standards and other such factors.

“This exclusive accreditation from Corazon is a testament to Nazareth Hospital’s commitment to providing the highest-quality level of cardiovascular care possible to our patients and community,” said Dr. Michael Magro, president of Nazareth. “Our team’s dedication, hard work and exceptional leadership are second to none in our continuous journey to enhance every aspect of our cardiac service line.”

To learn more about cardiovascular services at Nazareth, visit https://www.trinityhealthma.org/find-a-service-or-specialty/heart-and-vascular/nazareth/. ••

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. ••

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