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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. ••

Rummage sale this weekend

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. ••

Craft fair on Saturday

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. ••

Assessment appeal extended

Councilman Brian O’Neill announced that the First Level Review appeal application deadline has been extended again by the Office of Property Assessment to Dec. 2. O’Neill is available to help constituents fight their 2023 assessment increase. Call or visit one of O’Neill’s offices: Bustleton and Bowler, above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432); FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167); 7522 Castor Ave. (215-685-0438); 432 Rhawn St. (215-685-6431); and City Hall Room 562 (215-686-3422). ••

Local author wins award

The book Fall To Pieces, by Mayfair’s Becky Flade, has won the Reward of Novel Excellence (RONE) Award for Best Suspense/Thriller of 2022 published by an independent press. Flade, a Frankford High School graduate, will release her next novel, Yesterday’s Over, on Oct. 18. It is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks/iTunes. Set in Philadelphia, the book features sites such as the Ed Kelly Amphitheater in Pennypack Park. For more information, follow Flade on Facebook. ••

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. ••

Harvest fair on Saturday

Third Reformed Church, 3024 Byberry Road, is hosting a harvest fair on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be games, food, face painting, a pumpkin patch and a photo booth. The rain date is Oct. 22. ••

Honor Beirut bombing victims

The Marine Corps League’s annual memorial for the nine Philadelphia-area soldiers killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Beirut Memorial, Front and Dock streets. Drivers whose vehicle displays a Marine sign can park for free on streets adjacent to the memorial. For more information, call Don Campanile at 215-696-9194. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Thrift shop closing for holidays

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 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. ••

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. ••

Program for seniors

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., is offering a Coloring and Creativity Program for seniors on Fridays, Oct. 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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Shredding, e-cycling Saturday

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. ••

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 on Saturday

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. ••

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. ••

Soccer banquet Saturday

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame (formerly known as the Philadelphia Oldtimers Soccer Association) will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday at a banquet at Cannstatter’s. It will also induct its newest members of the hall of fame. Those getting inducted are Mike Churchville (Archbishop Ryan), John Friskey (North Catholic), Steve Groeber (Northeast), Maureen Hawkins-Teal (Cardinal Dougherty), Jerry Oestererreich Jr. (Pennsylvania Military College Prep School), Greg Oldfield (Council Rock), Blaise Santangelo (Archbishop Carroll), Steve Schmidt (Dougherty), Chris Schreiner (Lower Merion) and Biff Sturla (Harriton). The group will also hand out its annual list of players and coaches of the year. The banquet begins at 5 p.m. For tickets, call Gordon Dunlop, 267-767-9713. ••

Flea market on Saturday

The Philly Flea and Thunderbird Salvage will hold a flea market on Saturday, Oct. 15. More than 150 vendors will surround both the Hackett Elementary School at York Street and Frankford Avenue and Thunderbird Salvage at Frankford and Trenton avenues. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hackett and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thunderbird. There will be food trucks, Visit www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••

Bingo on Saturday

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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 Saturday

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. ••

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. ••

Fall festival on Oct. 29

Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St. (at Comly Street), will host an indoor fall festival on Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a flea market, holiday tables, baked goods and chances sold for gift baskets. Homemade soups and lunch will be available. Call 215-342-9447. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Craft show at St. Hubert

St. Hubert Alumnae Association is holding its fall craft show on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the school cafeteria, 7320 Torresdale Ave. There will be unique handmade items, many that would make good holiday gifts, and baked goods from a variety of crafters. Tables are sold out. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Tacony history meeting

The Historical Society of Tacony will meet on Monday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave. There will be updates on the Tacony historic house plaque program and the new historic district at the site of the Disston Saw Works. Amarynth Ruch, of the Tacony Community Development Corporation, will present a slideshow on the Saw Works. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-338-8790. ••

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. ••

Indoor triathlon at Y

The Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road, will host an indoor triathlon on Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be a 10-minute swim, 30-minute bicycle ride and 20-minute run. The cost is $40. The top three winners will receive prize bags. Register at the front desk or at https://www.philaymca.org/news/indoor-triathlon-northeast-family-y. ••


Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 266 will hold its 25th annual name reading at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets, 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. Chapter 266 is looking for members. Contact Chuck at 215-722-3518 or linedog716@yahoo.com. ••

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. ••

Haunted house horror show

Jason Douglas DanceAdelphia Theatre On The Stage, 11th and Moore streets in South Philadelphia, will host a haunted house horror show on Oct. 22-23rd and 29-31, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. RSVP at 215-467-9551 or mydanceadelphia.com. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Free legends concert

The Philip Spector Memorial Fund will sponsor the Jukebox Legends concert at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Call 215-698-7300. ••

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]. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

FCCC adds to community outreach staff

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Charnita Zeigler-Johnson as Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement.

Zeigler-Johnson will oversee the activities of the Fox Chase COE program as its academic lead. As an advocate for this work, she will:

• champion efforts to provide community cancer education and mobile screening services;

• prioritize education outreach focusing on cancers with the highest incidence and mortality in the Fox Chase catchment area, including breast, lung, prostate, colon, liver and cervical cancers;

• support community-based lifestyle interventions targeting diet, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control and other behaviors that lower cancer risk and potentially improve cancer survival;

• conduct local community education, patient navigation and delivery of research interventions;

• and serve as a liaison between scientists and community partners.

Zeigler-Johnson joins Fox Chase from Thomas Jefferson University, where she was an associate professor in the Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology since 2013 and an associate professor in the College of Population Health since 2021. She also served as an adjunct scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania since 2014.

Zeigler-Johnson earned both her doctoral degree in epidemiology and a master’s of public health with a focus on epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her postdoctoral training in molecular epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. ••

Treatment available for eczema

October is National Eczema Awareness Month, and Dr. Renata Ruiz, of Dermatology Partners, with an office at the Smylie Times Building, 8001 Roosevelt Blvd., welcomes appointments by calling 267-731-1333 or visiting www.dermpartners.com. ••

Fox Chase hires gastroenterology prof

The Fox Chase Cancer Center Department of Medicine announced the hiring of Dr. Joseph R. Triggs as an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology.

Triggs earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, where he earned his doctorate in immunology. His thesis focused on the genomic analysis of transcriptional and chromatin dynamics during B cell development.

He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and completed both his internal medicine residency and his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center.

He has also completed an Alvin I. Goodman Esophageal Fellowship at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Prior to joining the Fox Chase faculty, Triggs worked as an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Gastroenterology. ••

Dermatology Partners helps bring shade to early learning center outdoor play area

Dermatology Partners, with three locations in the Northeast, sponsored a grant to enable a permanent shade structure at the Paley Early Learning Center, 2199 Strahle St.

The grant came from the American Academy of Dermatology.

“We are always happy to help promote smart and healthy skin awareness. When FELS approached us about sponsoring them for the Shade Structure Grant, it was a no brainer,” said Andrew Kay, Vice President of Growth & Business Development. “Kids are always taught about healthy decisions, and skin care is often forgotten about in these discussions. We hope that the structure not only helps shade kids while at FELS but also raises awareness so they make healthy skin decisions for the rest of their lives.”

The new shade structure ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Paley Early Learning Center on Sept. 29.

With the new shade structure in place, it will help provide additional measures to help protect more than 150 children each day at Paley from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays while still enjoying time outdoors.

To find out more about Dermatology Partners, or to book an appointment, visit www.dermpartners.com or call 888-895-3376. ••

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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Sports Hall of Fame banquet at FOP

The City All Star Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 29th awards banquet on Tuesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. at...