See Hello, Dolly!
Little Flower High School, 10th and Lycoming streets, will present three performances of Hello, Dolly! Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. General admission is $12. LF students, senior citizens and children under 8 are $8. Tickets, along with a pre-show dinner, are available for alumnae on Dec. 10. Visit www.lfchstheater.com. ••
Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street
St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, will present the play A Christmas Carol on Dec. 11 at 11:15 a.m.
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m., the church will show the classic movie Miracle on 34th Street, with complimentary popcorn.
The St. James preschool is enrolling 3- and 4-year-old children. The school has served generations of families in the Northeast. For more information, visit stjamesphilly.org or call 215-743-1828. ••
Have your voice heard
Temple University is sponsoring a meeting with Northeast residents on Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss making local news accountable to communities. There will be food and beverages, along with a $40 gift card for participating. Register at bit.ly/NortheastPhilly. ••
Free showing of Nutcracker
Settlement Music School’s Kardon-Northeast Branch, 3745 Clarendon Ave., will present Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. Instructed by ballet faculty members Olga Blumenkrants and Erin Ruggiero, the students of the ballet program will showcase their skills in this holiday classic. The Nutcracker will also be preceded by a special opening performance by the Kardon string ensemble, directed and accompanied on piano by violin faculty member Viktor Repik. This event is free and open to the public. ••
Victorian Christmas Tea at Redemption Lutheran
Redemption Lutheran Church, Bustleton Avenue and Rhawn Street, will host a Victorian Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. There will be Christmas carols, snacks, sandwiches, and information about the work of ELCA World Hunger Relief from guest speaker, Pastor Bruce Davidson. Admission is $20 and benefits the church’s steeple fund as well as ELCA World Hunger Relief. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 215-342-2085. ••
Somerton Civic to meet Tuesday
Somerton Civic Association will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., at the Walker Lodge of the I.O.O.F. at 1290 Southampton Road. There will be a presentation from representatives from PennDOT, a discussion regarding the project to replace the Byberry Road bridge over the CSX tracks and a zoning matter at 10206 Bustleton Ave. ••
Sign up for ice hockey
Sign-ups are open for the Tarken Ice Hockey League, for players ages 10-14. Players must have their own equipment. The season starts on Dec. 7, and the league plays Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 at Tarken Ice Rink, 6250 Frontenac St. The cost is $150. Register in the office weekdays from 4-8 p.m. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Avoid scams and frauds
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., welcomes senior citizens for a program on avoiding scams and frauds on Friday, Dec. 9, from 2-3 p.m., in the meeting room. The presenter will be 2nd Police District community relations officer Mark Mroz. Call 215-685-0501. ••
Discussion of El
The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at Pennepack Baptist Meetinghouse, 8732 Krewstown Road. The topic will be The Frankford El and Its Predecessors, with author and railroad historian Harry Garforth. A former SEPTA employee, Garforth will discuss the 100th anniversary of the Frankford Elevated. Copies of his recently published book will be available for purchase. ••
Learn about foster care
Catholic Social Services will hold a virtual information session on transitional foster care on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, call 267-975-9241 or email TFCinfo@chs-adphila.org. ••
Christmas sale on Saturday
The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will hold a Christmas sale on Dec. 10, and 17, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. at 2700 Rhawn St. Credit cards are accepted. ••
Santa Claus coming to Holmesburg
Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., invites families to see Santa Claus on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. There will be cookies, make-and-take holiday crafts and pictures with Santa. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Holmesburg Library. ••
Attend vendor fair
Bustleton Memorial American Legion Post, 9151 Old Newtown Road, will host a vendor fair on Friday, Dec. 9, from 7-10 p.m. There will be more than 20 vendors. Food, drinks and raffles will be sold. Spots are $25. Bring your own table. Donations will benefit veterans and their families. Call 215-969-9437 or 215-815-3462. ••
Christmas at Ryerss
The Friends of Ryerss Museum & Library present A Ryerss Victorian Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be festive decorations, a raffle basket, a chance to write a letter to Santa, a visit from Santa from noon to 2, hot chocolate, homemade baked goods for sale, live music, crafts for all ages, fresh wreaths and holiday greens for sale and a used book sale. Ryerss Museum & Library is in Burholme Park, 7370 Central Ave. ••
Christmas social at St. Dom’s
St. Dominic Parish will host a Christmas social at Marian Hall, 8510 Frankford Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 6-10 p.m. There will be raffle baskets, dancing, buffett, desserts and beverages. Tickets are $18 and available at the rectory. ••
Money for elevator constructor training
Sen. Jimmy Dillon announced $1,273,795 in new funding for career development at the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 5, 12273 Townsend Road. The grant was awarded from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, designed to support economic improvement in communities throughout Pennsylvania.
“Elevator installation requires precision and advanced training,” Dillon said. “For decades, the IUEC has met the challenges of an ever-evolving elevator trade by consistently exceeding the rigorous training demands of that profession. The members of Local 5 will now be ready for the opportunities and challenges of the future because of this new funding.”
The project entails the renovation of existing rooms at the IUEC5 building to construct a state-of-the-art apprenticeship training center to facilitate classroom learning as well as hands-on experience in this highly specialized field. ••
Solomon opposes Krasner trial
State Rep. Jared Solomon, one of three managers for the Senate impeachment trial of District Attorney Larry Krasner, said the process is a waste of money.
“The GOP is bending and twisting our Constitution to move forward with impeachment. Serving as the Democrat on the impeachment management committee, I’ll ensure that we follow the Constitution and not partisan winds. Today, with my fellow managers, I followed the constitutional procedure and presented the articles of impeachment to the Senate. I voted no against the articles of impeachment in the House. We should not waste taxpayer dollars on this and should instead be working together to push forward a plan to reduce gun violence in our state.”
Convicting Krasner in the Senate and removing him from office is unlikely, as not even one House Democrat voted to impeach him. ••
Buy from small biz
American Workers Radio is promoting December as National Small Business Month. For more information, visit NationalSmallBusinessMonth.com or AmericanWorkersRadio.com. ••
Buy lottery calendar
St. Martha Parish is selling 2023 lottery calendars for $25. Choose a three-digit number, and that number has 365 chances to win, based on the Pennsylvania Lottery number (straight) drawn at 7 p.m. The daily prize is $25, along with a monthly bonus of $100. Mail checks (along with contact information and your three-digit number and two alternate numbers) to St. Martha, 11301 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Put “2023 Calendar” in the memo section. ••
Free help for the holidays
International School of Coaching’s Master Coach Paula Michele Boyle and her team of trained specialists are reaching out to support the community for those feeling frustrated or unsatisfied with their lives, careers and relationships. The session you will receive with a certified Life Coach is available from Thanksgiving to New Year 2023. To register or learn more, visit lifecoachphilly.com. ••
Ceramics for seniors
The Claymobile of Philadelphia will bring its special “pop-up” ceramics studio to KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with members.
Shelley Geltzer, director of the KleinLife active adult program, said that the event is part of the Clay Studio’s community engagement program.
“Here’s a wonderful opportunity to engage and get creative with guidance from a professional artist teacher while using a tactile medium of clay to nurture your personal imagination and critical thinking,” Geltzer said.
Participants will be able to create their own bowl that they will make and paint during the program. The bowl will be fired and returned to them three to four weeks later. Cost for the event is $8, including supplies.
To register and for further information, contact Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or email@example.com. ••
Enter Christmas decoration contest
The 10th annual Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest is underway, sponsored by the Mayfair Civic Association and the Mayfair Business Improvement District.
There will be three winners in each of four categories: best decorated Corners, Singles or Twin Homes; Rowhomes; Businesses; and Houses of Worship.
To be included in the contest, submit your address to MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com. You can also submit your entries on either the Mayfair Civic Association or the Mayfair BID Facebook pages.
The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 18.
Businesses are also welcome to donate a prize.
A 2022 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Map will be created and posted on the civic and BID Facebook pages so that residents and visitors to Mayfair can walk or drive around to view the entries.
Prizes and lawn signs, donated by Aztec Signs, will be delivered to contest winners on Dec. 21.
To be judged, all entries must remain lit every night until 11 p.m. ••
Bingo on Zoom
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting a virtual bingo on Monday, Dec. 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards, for eight games of bingo. Send your payment to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo. You must include your email address. The link will be emailed to you before the first bingo night. Call 215-677-1600 and ask for Gerry or Nancy. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a menorah that has meaning to their family. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Bingo on Saturday
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having bingo on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1-4 p.m. Doors open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Call 215-423-0792. ••
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: Dec. 10-11, Jan. 7-8 and Feb. 4-5. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.cheltenhillsmrr.org or Facebook. ••
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, through Saturday, Dec. 24. Profits support patient care and medical research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
Info on bagged leaves
Councilman Brian O’Neill announced the city Department of Streets’ leaf collection and recycling program will run through Dec. 17. Bagged leaf drop-off will be offered citywide on the following Saturdays only at 13 locations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Dec. 10 and 17. Bagged leaves to be recycled at the specified drop-off locations will only be accepted in biodegradable paper bags. Otherwise, bagged leaves set out at the curb will be collected as trash. To find the bagged leaf drop-off location closest to you or to find out if mechanical leaf collection will be offered on your street, call O’Neill’s office at 215-686-3422. ••
Weekly art group
Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St., hosts a free art group every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your supplies. Call 215-685-0547. ••
Support Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is organizing an event at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4268 Richmond St., on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon.
The group will place fresh, decorated balsam wreaths on every grave and memorial.
Wreaths may be sponsored for $15 apiece at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/pages/164416. The location ID is PAMHRC. The group ID is PA0529P. Checks can be mailed to Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623.
For more information, call Gary Roman at 215-749-0756. ••
Cruise the Mediterranean
Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19, 2023. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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. ••
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Chanukah “Quiz” Bowl with Rabbi Sandi Berliner following Shabbat services on Saturday, Dec. 24. Light refreshments will be served to celebrate Chanukah. Call 215-677-1600 to RSVP or for more details. ••
Chinese food and a movie
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Chinese dinner and movie on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 5 p.m. The dinner is being catered by the Cherry Grill kosher Chinese restaurant. The cost is $22 per person. Send your payment along with the number of people attending to the address above. Call 215-677-1600 for more details. ••
St. Jerome Seniors to meet
St. Jerome’s Senior Group will meet on Thursday, Dec. 22, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meeting begins promptly at 11. ••
Book club meeting
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding its January Zoom session on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. The book is Montana 1948 by Larry Watson. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
Feb. book club meeting
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding its February Zoom session on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The book is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. A representative of Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy will be speaking about the use of strength bands in therapy. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Theater show at Glen Foerd
Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host the world premiere theatrical staging of Langston Hughes’ The Ways of White Folks, Jan. 11-22. A champagne reception will be held on Jan. 13. Published in 1934, The Ways of White Folks is a collection of 14 short stories by American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes (1901-67). The collection addresses multiple dimensions of racial issues, focusing specifically on interactions between black and white people. Performances will be held Jan. 11-15 and Jan. 19-22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Matinee performances will be held on Jan. 15 and Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $32, while the cost is $12 for students and industry professionals. Go to https://secure.egopo.org/ways-of-white-folks. Valet parking for all performances will be available. Masks are required to be worn during all performances. For more information, visit www.glenfoerd.org or call 215-632-5330. ••
Train show on Jan. 8
The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its Fall Train Show and Sale on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The venue is Penns Landing Caterers (Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall), 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available on premises, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, visit www.ADTCA.com or call Bob at 610-872-3309. ••
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., is inviting the community to celebrate and observe the Jewish festival of Chanukah at a complimentary holiday luncheon and entertainment program on Tuesday, Dec. 20, beginning at 11:45 a.m. There will be a live musical performance by cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo, who will perform a medley of songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Spanish. The eight-day Festival of Lights will begin at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 18, and run through Monday, Dec. 26. ••
Nina Ahmad running for Council
Nina Ahmad has announced she will run in the Democratic primary for City Council at large in 2023.
Ahmad previously served as Philadelphia’s deputy mayor for two years, launching the city’s Commission for Women, managing the Office of Black Male Engagement and the Youth Commission and working closely with the office of LGBTQ Affairs.
“I’m running to make Philadelphia a healthier, stronger city,” Ahmad said. “All of our challenges are, at their root, health challenges. From crime and gun violence to housing and the environment, if we make Philadelphia a healthier city, we can make it a stronger, safer city. As a biomedical scientist, I’ve spent my life taking on these kinds of challenges and I’ve used science and data to find new solutions to old problems. That’s my agenda for Philadelphia: A healthier city for a stronger future.”
Ahmad ran for auditor general in 2020, losing in the general election. She also lost the 2018 primary for lieutenant governor.
Today, Ahmad is the president of the state chapter of the National Organization for Women. Previously, as the head of the Philadelphia chapter of NOW, she led the fight against the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office after it initially refused to fire male prosecutors who had emailed degrading pornographic images.
Ahmad grew up during the violent war of Independence of Bangladesh and came to the United States alone when she was 21. After improving her English by watching American television shows and waiting tables at a diner, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a molecular biologist and entrepreneur.
Ryan Boyer, business manager of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, said, “Nina is an inspiring leader and a true champion for the underdogs of our city. I know she’ll throw her heart – as she always does – into finding innovative solutions to Philadelphia’s biggest problems.” ••
2 Fox Chase researchers honored
Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians Hossein Borghaei and Elizabeth Plimack have been named to the 2022 list of Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate, an information and analytics firm focused on research.
Borghaei is chief of the Division of Thoracic Medical Oncology and a professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase.
In addition to being the center’s Deputy Director, Plimack is chief of the Division of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and a professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology.
The annual listing recognizes individuals at universities, research institutes and commercial organizations “who have demonstrated a disproportionate level of significant and broad influence in their field or fields of research,” according to Clarivate.
Borghaei, who specializes in lung cancer research, is a member of the Cancer Signaling and Microenvironment research program at Fox Chase. His lab concentrates on the development of new cancer treatments, with an emphasis on the use of immunotherapy and monoclonal antibodies. He is also active in clinical trials.
Plimack specializes in the treatment of kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. Her research efforts focus on the development of new therapies for bladder and kidney cancer. She is also a member of the Nuclear Dynamics and Cancer research program at Fox Chase. ••
3 FCCC docs recognized
Fox Chase Cancer Center Drs. Richard J. Bleicher, Allison A. Aggon and Stephanie H. Greco were recently inducted as fellows into the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery.
Founded in 1879, the academy is the oldest continuously meeting surgical society in the United States. Its aim is to improve the practice of surgery, promote public health and help elevate the medical profession.
In order to become a fellow of the academy, a candidate must be a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy who has graduated from a reputable school of medicine or osteopathy. They must also be either board certified in a surgical specialty by an American board of medical specialties or a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Additionally, they must be nominated by an existing fellow in good standing and supported by another fellow before receiving approval from the council and being presented to the academy for election. ••
Resource fair on Dec. 17
A community resource fair will take place on Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6600 Bustleton Ave. From 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a symposium, Building a Safe and Better Community Together. A light lunch will be provided to participants. From 1-4 p.m., there will be singing, dancing and musical holiday performances; free diapers, formula and products; job resources; Hepatitis B tests; blood pressure, sugar and oxygen checks; and refreshments. ••
Job fair in January
Area residents looking to land a new career in 2023 can get a jumpstart at the Bucks County New Year Job Fair on Jan. 18.
Hosted by RecruitmentQueen, a Bucks County-based digital job board, the career fair features an array of positions in various industries, including health care, emergency services, printing and point-of-sale software. So far, 10 employers have registered to attend and many more are expected. Applicants will have the opportunity to ask employers specific questions about job openings, benefits available and what type of work environment they could anticipate.
Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center Court of Oxford Valley Mall, the career fair features hundreds of positions from employers such as Signature Systems Inc., Superpac Inc., Aveanna Healthcare, Growth Horizons, Jefferson Health, Better Home Care, Pennswood Village, Vestcom Avery Dennison Company, PeopleShare and Bucks County Emergency Communications.
Oxford Valley Mall is at 2300 Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne. To learn more, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucks-county-new-year-job-fair-tickets-440443447207. Job seekers can register at the door the day of the event.
Employers interested in participating can call Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976 or email email@example.com. ••
Boyle Dem chair of Budget Committee
U.S. House Democrats voted unanimously to elect Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-02) as ranking member of the Budget Committee.
“I am grateful to my Democratic colleagues for entrusting me with leading the House Budget Committee,” Boyle said. “Budgets reflect our values, and I plan to advocate for working and middle-class families in my future efforts on this committee. As ranking member, I will work toward finding common ground with the majority members of this committee so that, in the end, we hopefully can enact a budget that is fair and equitable to all. I will not stop fighting for the values we share, and an economy that works for everyone.”
Republicans took control of the House in last month’s election. Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth had been the chairman, but did not seek re-election.
Yarmuth said, “Brendan possesses keen political instincts and will be critical in pushing back against Republican disinformation. His ability to combine both the policy and politics make him the right member at the right time for this role.”
“Congressman Brendan Boyle is a remarkable legislator who has fought hard for lower costs and better-paying jobs throughout his tenure in Congress”, said incoming Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. “I congratulate Brendan on his election as he leads the effort to defend our priorities on the House Budget Committee, including the protection of Social Security and Medicare from attacks by the extreme MAGA Republicans.” ••
Help Ferko String Band
Ferko String Band, 2630 Bridge St., is asking for volunteers for the Jan. 1 Mummers Parade.
People of any age are welcome to help with props, costuming and other chores.
Anyone interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-459-9303. ••
Learn healthy dental care habits
Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters offers early childhood education lessons about healthy oral and dental care habits that will remain through adulthood, like regular daily brushing, flossing and seeing a dentist twice a year. Accompanying the educational piece is the importance of going to the dentist, and not being afraid.
Educators visit preschools, kindergartens, daycare centers and elementary schools, and provide lessons with props about good dental and oral health care. After the lesson, each child goes home with a goody bag filled with a new toothbrush and information for parents and guardians. For more information on the Cavity Busters early childhood education program or to schedule a visit, email email@example.com.
Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters locations include 240 Geiger Road and 8566 Bustleton Ave. Visit cavitybusters.com. ••
Hanukkah program at NE Regional
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host Hanukkah Story & Craft on Monday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. Celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights with a rainbow scratch dreidel craft. ••
Storytime at Torresdale Library
Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave., will host Preschool Story Time-Winter Holidays on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m. The program is for children ages 2 to 5 with an accompanying adult. Older siblings welcome. ••
Baby shower at synagogue
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is hosting its annual baby shower on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. There will be games and refreshments while supporting Jewish Family and Children’s Services. The group will be collecting new children’s clothing in sizes newborn to 6 and new or gently used toys and equipment. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-677-1600. ••