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Veterans parade names grand marshals

The Philadelphia Veterans Parade and Festival announced Municipal Court President Judge Patrick Dugan and retired Sgt Maj. JoAnn Tresco as co-grand marshals of the parade, on Sunday, Nov. 6, at noon. Tresco is an advocate for female veterans, raising money and awareness. Dugan, a retired U.S. Army captain, is a founder of Veterans Court and has served overseas in Panama, South Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Anthony Murphy, president of the Philadelphia Veterans Parade, said, “Throughout their civilian lives, both Judge Dugan and JoAnn Tresco have worked in unique ways to raise awareness of issues impacting veterans and helping those with the greatest needs.” ••

Trunk or Treat on Oct. 30

Star of Hope Baptist Church, 7212 Keystone St., will host a trunk or treat on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Craft club at NE Regional

The Knitty Gritty Craft Circle meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. The next meeting is Oct. 26. Email daviske@freelibrary.org. ••

Help clean the park

Holmesburg Civic Association, City Councilman Mike Driscoll and state Rep. Joe Hohenstein are organizing a cleanup of Pennypack Park on Saturday, Oct. 22. Volunteers are invited to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the park’s Ryan Avenue entrance, near the former Austin Meehan Middle School. Supplies will be provided, and water and refreshments served. Call 215-686-3444. ••

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. ••

Flea market on Saturday

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. ••

Civic group meeting Thursday

The West Torresdale/Morrell Park Civic Association will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the 8th Police District, 3100 Red Lion Road. The group will discuss and vote on a garage at 3712 Clarendon Road and Jefferson Torresdale Hospital’s bid to convert a building adjacent to Settlement Music School into an outpatient and rehab facility. Email wtca19114@gmail.com. ••

Manor College earns grant

Manor College is among 14 organizations across the state to receive a Digital Literacy and Workforce Development Grant.

“Manor College is ecstatic that our students will have this opportunity,” said Dr. Jonathan Peri, Manor College president. “We cannot thank Rep. Ben Sanchez, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Labor and Industry Jennifer Barrier enough. Because of them, this is going to directly foster student success.”

The grant will support Manor’s digital literacy and job search training students receive. Manor’s digital literacy efforts include in-class and online training for career readiness. Also, job searches are supported by curriculum developed through the grant and a facilitator who works with faculty to enhance the career readiness that’s taught in class.

Wolf and Berrier visited Manor in the summer. ••

Judge advances in competition

Father Judge High School is a semifinalist in the Yass Prize for Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding and Permissionless Education. FJHS is one of 32 quarterfinalists from 20 states. Semifinalists are automatically guaranteed $200,000. The grand prize is $1 million and will be announced Dec. 14 in Miami after an in-person pitch competition. The award is funded by philanthropists Jeff and Janine Yass.

Brian King, `97, president of Father Judge, and director of institutional advancement Robin Nolan were in New York last week for the announcement of the semifinalists. Forbes chairman Steve Forbes was also on hand.

King said, “This presents an incredible opportunity for our school to further the CTE (career and technical education) program and continue to provide unique career pathways for our students.” ••

Blessing of the Animals on Sunday

Redemption Lutheran Church, bustleton Avenue and Rhawn Street, will host a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday Oct. 23, during a 10 a.m. service. All pets are welcome to come for a blessing. Owners are also welcome to bring a picture or stuffed animal representing their pet. ••

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/. ••

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. ••

Learn to use Narcan

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

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. ••

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. ••


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. ••

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. ••

Shredding event

City Councilman Brian O’Neill and the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union will co-sponsor a shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9-11 a.m. outside O’Neill’s office at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. Call 215-685-0432. ••

Trunk or Treat on Oct. 29

Redemption Lutheran Church’s trunk or treat event returns at Pelbano Rec Center, Bustleton and Solly avenues, on Saturday, Oct. 29. at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and get some Halloween cheer. ••

Trunk or treat at St. James

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

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. ••

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. ••

Vacation Bible School

Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave., is hosting a free all-ages Vacation Bible School from Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be meals, singing, skill sharing for adults and crafting for children. We are located at 7902 Oxford Ave, across from Wawa. Contact mpcfoxchase@gmail.com or 215-745-2844. ••

Dine out for charity

Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center, is hosting a dining out event at Ben & Irv’s Deli, 1962 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mention the Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter and a percentage of all proceeds will go to Fox Chase Cancer Center for patient care and medical research.

Art program offered

A new eight-part art program entitled Art of Painting is being offered to active and maturing adults at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with members. The other seven classes will run for three hours beginning at 11:30 a.m. They will be held on Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Dec. 6, 13 and 20. Cost is $165 per person and does not include art supplies. Payment and registration must be received at the front desk at KleinLife prior to beginning class. Call Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129. ••

Support Holocaust museum

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center will hold its 61st annual anniversary gala dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6-10 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose. The honorees will be Jacqueline Cherepinsky and Dr. Adam G. Denish. For reservations, email info@hamec.org or call 215-464-4701. To support the museum or participate in the online auction, visit hamec.org. ••

Gift wrapping for charity

Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running its holiday gift wrapping at Willow Grove Park, 2500 W. Moreland Road, Willow Grove, from Friday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Dec. 24. Profits support patient care and medical research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Fly, Eagles, Fly

The Knights of Columbus Holmesburg Council will hold a beef and beer for Eagles-Steelers game on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 3300 Knorr St. (at Rowland Avenue). Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids $10. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics and K of C charities. For tickets, call Steve Madden at 215-200-7576. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Visit model railroad club

Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club, 8010 Old York Road in Elkins Park, will be hosting open houses from noon to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Nov. 19-20, Dec. 10-11, Jan. 7-8 and Feb. 4-5. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.cheltenhillsmrr.org or Facebook. ••

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. ••

Free pet adoption Nov. 5

Cosmetics company Doll 10 Beauty is partnering with Women’s Animal Center, 3839 Richlieu Road in Bensalem, for a free pet adoption event on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature family activities, food and refreshments.

All adoption fees will be fully covered by Doll 10 Beauty. All event-day adoptions include spaying  or neutering, vaccinations, microchip, flea/tick treatment, free and discounted veterinary services and adoption gift bags.

Adoption applications and information on some of the currently adoptable dogs, cats and small domestic animals can be accessed at www.womensanimalcenter.org. ••

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. ••

Good work by Kids-N-Hope

The Kids-N-Hope Foundation raised a record $155,000 during its 27th annual golf classic at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. The outing serves as one of the signature fundraising and recognition events for the foundation to support music therapy programs and other child life services.

In addition, the foundation has announced an additional five-year, $1.925 million pledge to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since its inception, the foundation has contributed more than $2 million to CHOP’s music therapy programs. Foundation founder and chairman Bruce K. Foulke said, “We are deeply appreciative of all our sponsors, business partners, credit union partners and members and event participants for their support of our golf outing and their unwavering dedication to the mission of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. Because of this support, we are able to impact the children and their families for many years to come.”

During the awards banquet, the foundation presented CHOP with a brand-new piano keyboard and accessories for the music therapy program and its patients. The keyboard was donated to the foundation by the band Coldplay and Live Nation during the band’s recent show in Philadelphia.

To learn more about the Kids-N-Hope Foundation and its upcoming events, visit www.KidsNHope.org.••

Comcast increasing internet, download speeds

Comcast announced it will increase speeds for its most popular Xfinity Internet tiers across 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia. The company will also roll out new download speeds up to 2 gigabits-per-second – combined with up to 5x-to-10x faster upload speeds – for Xfinity customers in markets across the Northeast, including Philadelphia.

“Comcast continues to be ahead of customer demand,” said Kevin Casey, Comcast Northeast Division president. “Through advanced digital network innovation, we are again evolving our network to provide faster speeds for customers and are excited to begin rolling out a multi-gig speed tier to customers in the Northeast.”

Comcast recently embarked on the largest- and fastest-ever multi-gig deployment in the United States that will make multi-gig speeds available to more than 50 million homes and businesses by the end of 2025. Comcast Northeast Division teams have begun enabling these upgrades in Boston, Hartford and Philadelphia and will continue in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. before the end of the year. ••

FCCC gets money for program

Fox Chase Cancer Center was recently awarded a grant for $6 million over the course of five years to develop a new Cancer Prevention-Interception Targeted Agent Discovery Program. The new National Cancer Institute program was created to establish a pipeline for the discovery of new cancer-prevention agents.

Margie Clapper, co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Fox Chase, led the successful grant application and will serve as program director.

“We were selected, along with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, as the founding members of this new NCI initiative. My lab is dedicated to developing new therapies for the prevention of cancer and has been for 30 years. The CAP-IT provides an opportunity for other scientists across Fox Chase to contribute to this mission in a meaningful way,” Clapper said.

The goal of the CAP-IT center, which will be comprised of several research laboratories and shared resources within Fox Chase, is to coordinate the development of molecularly targeted therapies for precision cancer prevention and early interception in populations at high risk for cancer. While prevention aims to stop cancer before it begins, early interception refers to disrupting the development of cancer in its earliest stages.

To meet the program’s main objectives, a multidisciplinary team with expertise in heritable cancer-risk assessment, cancer biology, molecular modeling, drug development, cancer prevention, clinical genetics and bioinformatics has been assembled.

The CAP-IT projects at Fox Chase are rooted in promising preliminary data from the areas of drug discovery and the tumor microenvironment. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Thrift shop hours

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

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. ••

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. ••



St. Leo — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Nov. 5. Ashburner Inn. www.facebook.com/events/1082440402656601.


Abraham Lincoln — Classes of 1980, ‘81, ‘82 and ‘83. Oct. 28. Sprinkler Fitters union hall. Denis Ucci Luke (215-500-8766) or Patti O’Donnell Adamski (215-913-5283).

Archbishop Ryan — Class of 1977. 45th reunion. Friday, Nov. 11. 7-11 p.m. Philadelphia Quartett Club, 1075 Southampton Road. www.arhs.me/class77reunion.

Cardinal Dougherty — Class of 1987. 35th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 5. Plumbers Hall, 2791 Southampton Road.

Cardinal Dougherty — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 12. 6-10 p.m. Phoenix Sports Club, Feasterville.

North Catholic — Class of 1962. 60th reunion. Oct. 22. 1-5 p.m. Brookside Manor. Ed Baker: 215-245-1283.

St. Hubert — Class of 2002. 20th reunion. Friday, Nov. 18. 7-11 p.m. FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. shbambies2002@gmail.com.

South Philadelphia — Class of 1968. 55th reunion. Oct. 21, 2023. Noon to 4 p.m. Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. $60. Buffet dinner, open bar. Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740].

South Philadelphia — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Waterfall Room. Oct. 29. 6-11 p.m. $85. Open bar, DJ Frank Sisto, full buffet dinner, dessert table, cocktail hour at 6:15. David J. Wolf: howlsp@hotmail.com or 215-990-8698.

South Philadelphia — Class of 1977. 45th reunion. Galdo’s Caterers, 1933 W. Moyamensing Ave. Saturday, Nov. 28. 7-11 p.m. $85. Buffet dinner, premium open bar, DJ Lorenzo. Carmen Smith: 267-761-7873 or https://sphs77reunion.eventbrite.com.


Navy Reunions

• Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. ••

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St. Dom Catholic Daughters honor education contest winners

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court #2222, St. Dominic Parish, last week held its annual education contest reception, honoring 20 fourth- through eighth-grade students...