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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. ••

Children’s reading event

American Chinese Museum, 7345 Oxford Ave., will host a children’s reading event on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

There will be a parents discussion from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Register at shorturl.at/kmrW9.

The reading will go from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be book giveaways and gift bags. ••

Conto fighting at 2300 Arena

On Saturday night, Oct. 29, undefeated South Philadelphia heavyweight Sonny Conto (10-0, 8 KOs) takes on an opponent to be named in the six-round main event in the headlining bout of a Joe Hand Promotions card at the 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St.

Tickets at $55, $75, $100 and $150 are on sale at https://2300arena.showare.com/.

Bryce Mills (9-1, 4 KOs) of Liverpool, New York, will look for his fourth consecutive victory when he takes on Larry Fryers (11-5-1, 4 KOs) of Yonkers, New York, via Clones, Ireland, in a six-round junior welterweight bout.

Devin Gantt (1-0, 1 KO) of Sicklerville, New Jersey, will see action in a four-round featherweight bout.

Other bouts will pit Tariq Green against Everlon Still (2-2, 1 KO) in a four-round super middleweight contest; Carlos Marrero fighting Tyree Arnold (1-4) in a four-round junior welterweight fight; Shane Slocumb making his pro debut in a heavyweight fight against an opponent to be named; Juan Davila (1-0, 1 KO) taking on an opponent in a four-round lightweight bout; and Tyler Zwicharowksi (1-0, 1 KO) taking on an opponent to be named in a four-round middleweight fight. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Thrift shop closed for holidays

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. ••

Celebrate Polish heritage

In honor of Polish American Heritage Month, there will be a Polish American Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1-6 p.m. at St. John Cantius, 4415 Almond St. Admission is free. Additional information is at PolishAmericanCenter.com. ••

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 a six-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. ••

2 events at Holy Family

Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will be holding two upcoming events.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., it will be Becoming a Wise Smartphone User. The session is free and will take place in the Education and Technology Center building, room 308.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, The Prayer and Personality Type Series is set for the campus chapel. The session is free.

Register at www.holyfamily.edu/familycenter, 267-341-3305 or familycenter@holyfamily.edu.

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. ••

Learn to use Narcan

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein and the city Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services will sponsor a training series in Narcan, which can save a life during an opioid overdose. Sessions are on Oct. 13 at Cione Recreation Center, 2600 Aramingo Ave., and Oct. 20 at Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave. Start time is 7 p.m. Call Hohenstein’s office at 215-744-2600. ••

History meeting tonight

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Pennepack Baptist Meetinghouse, 8732 Krewstown Road. The topic will be The Lenape and the Arrival of the Europeans. The speaker will be Chris Applegate, of the Churchville Nature Center. ••

Harvest festival at KleinLife

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will host a harvest festival on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a discussion about immunity-boosting foods, a nutritious lunch, a farmers market and a pumpkin-decorating contest. To reserve a place, adults can call 215-698-7300, Ext. 193. ••

Attend day care grand opening

The public is invited to attend the grand opening of Brilliant Stars Learning Center, 800 Cottman Ave., Suites 3-4, on Sunday, Oct. 9. Doors open at 2 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 3, followed by face painting and appearances by characters. There will be raffles and food. ••

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. ••

Somerton Civic to meet

Somerton Civic Association will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at Walker Lodge, 1290 Southampton Road. The group will discuss several zoning and land-use matters. ••

Program for seniors

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., is offering a Coloring and Creativity Program for seniors on Fridays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Participation is free. Supplies will be provided. The program is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Library Friends. Call 215-685-0522. ••

Fundraising concert at Cannstatter

Ladies Who Rock 4 a Cause will perform on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Doors open at noon, and music goes until 10 p.m. Performers will include Taylor Dayne, Tiffany, Jennifer Paige, the Sharon Lia Band and Kick it Out. There will be artisan vendors, raffles and an appearance by Big 98.1 FM. Parking is free. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Proceeds will go to women facing life-changing crises. For more information, go to ladieswhorock4acause.org. ••

Literacy festival at Max Myers

A Hispanic Heritage Month literacy festival will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Max Myers Rec Center, 1601 Hellerman St. There will be bilingual storytelling, free books, activities, crafts, games, music, snacks, community resources, giveaways and raffles. ••

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. ••

Oz wants Krasner gone

Dr. Mehmet Oz released a statement in support of efforts in Harrisburg to remove District Attorney Larry Krasner, following an explosion in violent crime in Philadelphia.

“The near-daily stream of violence, crime and murder in Philadelphia is a direct consequence of failed soft-on-crime policies. I support impeaching and removing Larry Krasner from office. As Philadelphia continues to hit bloody milestones for homicides, we need leaders who want to work to stop the scourge of violence that has taken over our streets. It’s shameful that John Fetterman does not agree – removing Larry Krasner shouldn’t be a Republican or Democrat issue – it should be an issue for all Pennsylvanians,” Oz said. ••

Punish illegal gun users

Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) issued the following statement on Mayor Jim Kenney’s executive order banning guns from recreation centers:

“While Mayor Kenney’s executive order has good intentions, he should focus on fully funding our police department so it has the resources to get criminals with illegal guns off our streets so innocent children – and everyone else – can be safe, no matter where they are in the city.

“The DA has said people with permits to carry are not exempt. It’s tragic the district attorney will act tough on legal gun owners, but will withdraw illegal gun charges for criminals who then go out and commit more crimes, like Zyree Downing, who had gun charges withdrawn in July and is now suspected of raping a 71-year-old woman and stealing her car.” ••

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. ••

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. ••

E-cycling, shredding

City Councilman Brian O’Neill will host an e-cycling event on Saturday, Oct. 15, at his office at Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street, above the 7th Police District. On Saturday, Oct. 29, O’Neill and the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union will co-sponsor a shredding event outside his office at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. Both events will run from 9-11 a.m. Call 215-685-0432. ••

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. ••

Car show/flea market

A car show and flea market will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, 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. ••

Shredding, e-cycling Oct. 15

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein and City Councilmen Mike Driscoll and Mark Squilla will be holding a paper-shredding and e-cycling event on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Shoppers World parking lot, Aramingo Avenue and Westmoreland Street. Call Hohenstein’s office at 215-744-2600. ••

Craft fair Oct. 15

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Rummage sale on Oct. 14

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. ••

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. ••

Blood drive in Somerton

Fellowship Bible Church and Somerton Civic Association are hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Red Cross. The drive will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Fellowship Bible Church, 13021 Worthington Road. The link to sign up is at https://tinyurl.com/434km2p9. ••

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. ••

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 Sandy at 267-968-9911 or Maryanne at 267-495-6448. ••

Donate to food drive

American Heritage Credit Union invites the community to help this year’s Spirit of Giving Food Drive. All nonperishable food donations will be distributed to various food pantries and food banks throughout the community this holiday season. The donations will be collected through Nov. 26 at all American Heritage branch locations. ••

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. ••

Bingo on Oct. 15

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 2139 E. Cumberland St., will hold a bingo on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Call 215-423-0792. ••

Poetry at Chase’s Hop Shop

On Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Chase’s Hop Shop will host a gathering of six poets hosted by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. The reading will feature Thaddeus Rutkowski, Amy Barone, JC Todd, Peter Baroth, Dave Worrell and Evan Anders. An open reading will follow, time permitting. The gathering is free and open to the public. Chase’s Hop Shop is at 7235 Rising Sun Ave. Information on the poets is at https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2022/10/01/north-of-oxford-presents-an-autumn-poetry-reading/. ••

Flea market on Oct. 22

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 E. Sentner St., will host a flea market on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be available, along with homemade soup. No outside vendors. Call Sue at 215-885-7069.

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. ••

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, at 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. ••

Designer Bag Bingo

St. Hubert Alumnae Association is holding Designer Bag Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1-4 PM, in the school cafeteria, 7320 Torresdale Ave. Tickets cost $35 per person and include 15 rounds of bingo and door prizes. A designer bag will be given to the winner of each round. Must be at least 18 to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Email SHAABingo1941@gmail.com for tickets and more information. ••

Applefest at Fox Chase Farm

Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Road, will hold an Applefest on Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be cider pressing, apple butter making, hayrides, seasonal games, pumpkin painting and music. Pumpkins, apples, apple butter and cider will be for sale. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Sisterhood meeting

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a membership appreciation meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. A dessert buffet will be served, and activities are planned for the evening. For further information, call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••

Sisterhood Shabbat

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host its annual Sisterhood Shabbat on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:45 p.m., assisted by Rabbi Sandy Berliner and cantor Bernard Walters. An Oneg will follow services. Call 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. ••

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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