Spring fling at Prince of Peace
Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St. (at Comly Street) in Lawncrest, is having an indoor spring fling on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a flea market, baked goods and chances sold for gift baskets. Homemade soups and lunch will be available, including hot dogs, meatballs and mild sausage. ••
Early Passover Seder
Passover will be celebrated early when KleinLife, in partnership with the Golden Slipper Club & Charities and Passover League, stages a complimentary Seder on Wednesday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. KleinLife is at 10100 Jamison Ave. The pre-holiday observance and celebration will be led by Rabbi Sandra Rosenthal Berliner, with accompaniment by Gene Gelfonson. To reserve a seat for the Seder and holiday meal, visit the front desk at KleinLife or call 215-698-7300, Ext. 193. ••
New chief of breast imaging at Fox Chase
Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple Health announced the hiring of Dr. Claire L. Streibert as site chief of breast imaging.
In her new role, Streibert will coordinate all breast-related activities at Fox Chase, including screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast biopsies — both mammographic and sonographic — and breast MRI. She will work with the system chief of mammography for Temple Health to provide continuity of breast care delivery, education and activities across the system.
Streibert earned her medical degree in 2002 from the George Washington University School of Medicine. She also completed the breast imaging and cross-sectional fellowship as well as a diagnostic radiology residency, both at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. She earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University.
Streibert has 15 years of breast imaging experience, most recently as head of breast imaging at Riddle Hospital in Paoli. Prior to that, she was director of breast imaging for Radiology Associates Imaging and head of mammography at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. From 2008 to 2017, she was director of mammography at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Virginia.
5K for charity
Madison’s Miracles Inc. – a charity in memory of Fox Chase native Madison Klepesky – will present the Flying Angels 5K on June 10 at 8 a.m. in Beaufort, South Carolina. Sponsorships are available at $1,250, $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000. To make a donation, send checks payable to Madison’s Miracles Inc. to 4 Fox Sparrow Road, Beaufort, SC 29907. For more information, call 267-226-9500, visit https://www.madisonsmiraclesinc.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madison Klepesky, a St. Cecilia and St. Hubert graduate, was 18 when she died in a car accident caused by a speeding drunk driver in 2021 in South Carolina. She was a student at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. She would have turned 20 on June 10, the day of the 5K. ••
ESports tournament at St. James
The public is invited to St. James Lutheran Church, 5185 Castor Ave., for the ESports Community Video Game Tournament on Friday, March 24, from 6-9 p.m. All ages are invited to play or just hang out. Adults will play Wii Bowling and other games. Youth and children will play sports and other games on PlayStation. To sign up to attend, play in the tournament or donate items, call 215-743-1828 or email email@example.com. ••
Red Cross blood drive
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is holding a blood drive being run by the American Red Cross on Sunday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to check people in and assist where needed. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve your time slot or for more details, call the CSS office at 215-677-1600. ••
Register for knitting class
A free knitting class will be held at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Monday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to learn from longtime knitting teacher Lorraine Stein. To register, contact Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Family Learning Night
Family Learning Night at Redemption Lutheran Church, 8001 Bustleton Ave., will take place on March 16, at 5:30 p.m. All families are welcome. There will be dinner, a Bible story, a game and a craft. Call 215-342-2085. ••
North Catholic reunion
Northeast Catholic Class of 1969 will meet on May 13 at 2 p.m. at Port Richmond Pub, 2601 E. Venango St. (at Almond Street). There will be a cash bar and food. To RSVP, contact Jack Devine (Jdnorth69@gmail.com or 215-379-3303); Tom Jordon (email@example.com); or Leo Filewicz (215-292-7193). ••
Register at BVM
Maternity BVM, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave., will hold registration for Pre K to Grade 8 on Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23, from 9-10 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuition is affordable. Go to www.maternitybvm.net for registration details. For more information, contact advancement director Mike McDonough at 215-908-3329 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Civic meeting March 22
The West Torresdale/Morrell Park Civic Association will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the 8th Police District, 3100 Red Lion Road. Email email@example.com. ••
St. Jerome Seniors to meet
St. Jerome’s Senior Group will meet on Thursday, March 23, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meeting begins promptly at 11 a.m. ••
Celebrate 60 years
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the public to celebrate 60 years of memories and moments on Sunday, March 26, at noon. There will be a brunch buffet, dessert station, mimosas, videos and personal recollections. The cost is $25. Checks payable to Congregations of Shaare Shamayim can be sent to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Book review and dinner at Maggio’s
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is having a book review on Wednesday, March 15, at Maggio’s Restaurant, 400 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is Yellow Wife, by Sadeqa Johnson. The cost is $40, which includes dinner and dessert. Call Joyce at 267-808-2022 for reservations. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
St. Hubert trip to A.C. in June
St. Hubert will hold its eighth annual fun day trip on Monday, June 19. A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. There will be a one-hour boat ride on an Atlantic City cruise ship. Next will be a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $15 back in slot cash and a $20 food voucher. After that, there will be a sit-down dinner and wine tasting at Tomasello Winery. The bus will arrive back about 9 p.m. The cost is $105, paid in full by May 15.
To reserve your seat, contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Opera shows scheduled
Amici Opera Company will present Ponchielli’s Marion Delorme on Saturday, March 18, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.
There will be two performances of Donizetti’s La Favorita: Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer; and Sunday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m. at Dock Woods, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale.
Call 215-224-0257 or visit the Amici Opera Company page on Facebook. ••
Bus trip to see Elvis
St. Katherine of Siena Primrose Senior Club is running a bus trip to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster on Thursday, June 1. The trip will include a buffet lunch and matinee show, Elvis the Musical. The cost is $110. For reservations and more information, call Catherine Murphy at 215-919-4399. ••
St. Patrick’s Day party
St. Martha Parish will host a beef-and-beer roof fundraiser on Friday, March 17, in the cafeteria, 11321 Academy Road. There will be music, dancing, a photo booth, raffles and a 50/50. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call Tracy Brown at 856-287-9284. ••
O’Neill wants tax discount
City Councilmen Brian O’Neill and Kenyatta Johnson introduced legislation that would restore the 1 percent discount for early payment of real estate taxes.
“We want to encourage people to pay their taxes and reward people for paying early,” O’Neill said. “Reinstating this discount will be a win-win for both homeowners and the city.”
If the bill is approved by Council and signed into law by the mayor, the 1 percent discount would be available again for people paying their real estate taxes in full by Feb. 29, 2024. ••
Ryan/Holy Family partnership
Students and administrators from Archbishop Ryan High School visited Holy Family University to sign an agreement that offers Ryan students the opportunity to take courses at Holy Family. These courses, taken under the tutelage of Holy Family’s faculty, will be applied to collegiate academic programs and allow for a pathway for Ryan students to enroll at Holy Family.
“We are proud to announce a partnership between Holy Family University and Archbishop Ryan High School to expand Holy Family’s vital role as an anchor institution in Philadelphia and Bucks County,” said Anne Prisco, president of Holy Family. “Archbishop Ryan students can earn their undergraduate and master degrees quicker because of their dual enrollment credits and make meaningful contributions to our communities as young professionals.”
“We have always been proud of our partnership with Holy Family and this enhanced partnership provides amazing opportunities for our current students to take dual enrollment courses and to be able to continue their education at Holy Family,” said Ryan principal Joseph McFadden, a graduate of both Ryan (1997) and Holy Family (2001). “As a graduate of both schools, I am thrilled about the work we are able to do together in Northeast Philadelphia.” ••
GOP opposes heroin injection sites
The Republican City Committee opposes heroin injection sites, while the Biden administration has yet to outline a policy.
“Heroin injection sites are illegal and harmful. I opposed them as a councilman and I will oppose them as mayor,” said former City Councilman David Oh, the Republican-endorsed candidate for mayor. “We should help those suffering from addiction escape their suffering, not enable them to remain trapped in a state of misery.”
Councilman Brian O’Neill and at-large candidates Drew Murray and Jim Hasher also oppose heroin injection sites. ••
Craft show in Southampton
The Farmhouse Spring Craft Show will take place from March 25 to April 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Tamanend Park, 1255 2nd Street Pike, Southampton. There will be handmade crafts, candy, wreaths, jewelry and holiday gift items. For more information, call Nancy at 215-808-3004, visit the Farmhouse Craft Show on Facebook or go to ThreeDCrafts.com. ••
Somerton Civic Association and MaST Community Charter School are partnering with TreePhilly to host a tree giveaway on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in MaST’s parking lot at 1800 Byberry Road. A limited number of trees are available. You need to sign up for them in advance to ensure that a tree will be available for you. Reserve a time slot during the giveaway to come get them. Visit https://www.cognitoforms.com/TreePhilly1/NortheastRegionTreePhillyFreeYardTreeGiveawaySpring2023 to read the giveaway rules, reserve your trees and choose a time. ••
Activities at Ryerss
Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park, will host the following upcoming activities: Friday, March 24, 1-3 p.m., Fibercraft Friends; Saturday, March 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Storytime: Going on a Safari; Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., used book sale in the basement; Sunday, April 2, noon to 3 p.m., board game day; Saturday, April 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Storytime: Earth Day is Every Day. Call 215-685-0599. ••
Solomon chairing committee
State Rep. Jared Solomon has been appointed chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Solomon is a former Army Reserve JAG officer who said he has a special interest in the well-being of Pennsylvania’s veterans.
“Those who wear the cloth of our nation serve a purpose and mission higher than themselves,” Solomon said. “I will fill this role with an eye to making the veteran experience — both during and after military service — part of the Pennsylvania experience. I am ready to get to work to establish policies that help enrich the lives of our veterans.”
Solomon said he will make sure Pennsylvania is ready for any potential disasters and that the state’s emergency response infrastructure is ready to meet the next challenge. The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has oversight of the Department of Military Affairs and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency as well as the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services under the Department of Health. The committee reviews bills that affect veteran-related and other military issues as well as disaster preparedness and emergency response in the state. ••
Bellmon gets committee assignments
State Rep. Anthony Bellmon (D-203rd dist.) has been appointed to serve on the House Children and Youth, Housing and Community Development, Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development and Transportation committees for the 2023-24 legislative session. Bellmon was sworn in to his first term in January representing neighborhoods such as Olney, Lawncrest, Lawndale, Castor Gardens and Oxford Circle. ••
Dawkins chairing Labor Committee
State Rep. Jason Dawkins will chair the House Labor and Industry Committee.
“We will fight for workers’ rights and consider legislation that ensures the workers of Pennsylvania get the compensation, benefits and protections they are entitled to and deserve,” Dawkins said.
The Labor and Industry Committee’s role is to review legislation that tackles issues such as the state’s minimum wage, unemployment benefits and compensation, construction codes and workplace health and safety. The committee oversees the Department of Labor and Industry, State Civil Service Commission, Labor Relations Board, Unemployment Compensation Appeals Board of Review, Industrial Board, Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and the Office for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. ••
Boyle chairs Insurance Committee
State Rep. Kevin Boyle has been appointed to serve as chairman of the House Insurance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the state Department of Insurance. The committee reviews bills that regulate home, auto, life and health insurance as well as fraternal society group benefits.
“I am excited to have been appointed chair of this committee and look forward to getting to work keeping quality insurance affordable for all Pennsylvanians,” Boyle said. ••
Craft fair on March 25
Villages at Pine Valley will host a craft fair on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the clubhouse, 900 Pine Valley Blvd. (access off 8540 Verree Road). There will be homemade candy, jewelry, wreaths, candles and artwork. Call Kathy at 215-722-1501. ••
Car cruise and flea market
The Misled Car Cruise and Flea Market will take place on April 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. The car cruise is free. The cost for flea market vendors is $25. The flea market starts at 9 a.m. For vendor information, call Rosemarie at 215-868-5304. ••
Fundraiser for church steeple
Redemption Lutheran Church, in Rhawnhurst, will hold a beef-and-beer fundraiser to save its steeple on Friday, April 14, from 6-10 p.m. at the Southampton Room, 2980 Southampton Road. Some $8,000 needs to be raised to finish paying off the roof and steeple repairs. There will be beef, beer, wine, entertainment and basket raffles. Tickets are $40 or two for $70 and can be purchased by calling the church office at 215-342-2085, visiting in person weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon M-F 8:30 a.m. to noon or going to www.redemptionphiladelphia.org/donate. ••
Local players in all-star game
The Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council’s All Star Labor Classic basketball game will be played Sunday, April 16, at Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event pits the City Boys vs. Suburban Boys at 2:45 p.m. and the City Girls vs. Suburban Girls teams at 1:15. Local players will be Father Judge’s Chris Brennan and Ernest Shelton and Archbishop Ryan’s Jack Dreibelbis and Zaire Paris. Every participating player receives a $500 college scholarship, thanks to sponsorships. Prior to the two main events, attendees can enjoy the Labor All Stars vs. Media All Stars at noon. Admission is free. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email email@example.com. ••
Benefit for autism
Somerton’s Top Hat Dance Studio will hold Come Dance with Our Stars on Sunday, March 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at Spring Mill Country Manor, 171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland. The luncheon costs $40. There will be prizes, raffles and a 50/50. Proceeds benefit Rydal’s Center at Hampton House, which offers services to people with autism and intellectual disabilities. Call 215-885-3971. ••
Bucks senior softball registration
Registration is open for the Bucks 65+ Senior Softball League. Indoor practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at PRAC, 375 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville. Teams will form in April. For information, go to www.bucksseniorsoftball.com or email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jack at Zupan.email@example.com. ••
Sign up for senior softball
The Philadelphia Senior Softball League is looking for experienced players for their 59-and-over and 68-and-over leagues. The seasons start mid-April and will go until the end of September. There will be about 30 games, plus playoffs. No games are played in July. The 59-and-over games are Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 68-and-over games are Mondays and Fridays. All games are played at Crispin Field, Holme and Convent avenues. Games start at 10 a.m. For more information on the 59-and-over league, call John Troy at 215-292-1437. For more information on the 68-and-over league, call Marty King at 215-409-5021. ••
North communion breakfast
The Northeast Catholic Alumni Communion Breakfast will take place on April 16 at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Register at www.northcatholicalumni.org. ••
Mayoral debate at Holy Family
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a mayoral debate on Tuesday, April 18, in the gym at Holy Family University, located in the Campus Center, close to the entrance at Frankford Avenue and Stevenson Lane. The moderators will be Dan McElhatton, a lawyer, former city councilman and chair of the GNPCC’s government affairs committee; Northeast Times editor Tom Waring; and Jennifer Lewis-Hall, of PHL17. A Holy Family student will have the chance to ask a couple of questions. ••
Celebrating 100 years of SMT
St. Martin of Tours Parish invites all school alumni, current and past parishioners and friends to a 100th anniversary Mass in the upper church, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd., on Sunday, April 30, at noon. The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Edward Adams. Afterward, there will be a “Past & Present — Building Our Future” celebration at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road, from 2-6 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and include food, soft drinks, music and door prizes. The event is for ages 21-plus. Tickets must be purchased in advance in the rectory, after all Masses, through Venmo (@smotphilly) or with check to St. Martin of Tours Church, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19124, Attn: Centennial Celebration. Proceeds will benefit church improvements. ••
Graduate open house
Holy Family University will host a graduate open house on Wednesday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the main lobby of its Newtown East Campus, One Campus Drive, Newtown. Visitors will learn about opportunities for graduate and second degree programs in business, counseling, education, nursing and psychology. Register at holyfamily.edu/grad. ••
Trip to American Dream
St. Leo’s Knights of Columbus 1294 in Tacony is running a bus trip to the American Dream retail and entertainment complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday, March 25. The bus will depart at 9:15 a.m. at St. Hubert High School, Cottman Avenue and Ditman Street, and will leave American Dream at 6 p.m. The price of the trip is $47 per person (bus driver gratuity included). Anyone interested in attending the trip can contact John McKenna at 267-242-3975 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Easter egg hunt
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave., is hosting a neighborhood Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 1, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. There will be games, crafts and storytime. Everyone is welcome. ••
Tae Kwon Do competition
Red Tiger Tae Kwon Do will hold its USTC Red Tiger Cup on Saturday, May 6, at 8 a.m. at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road in Newtown. Students will compete in sparring, patterns and special technique with trophies and medals awarded to the top three competitors in each division. Call 215-969-9962. ••
Trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan
The Polish American Cultural Center Museum volunteers are sponsoring a 7-day, 6-night trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan from July 9-15. The trip consists of a ferry ride to Mackinac Island, two nights at the Grand Hotel, a horse-drawn carriage ride and visits to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the Henry Ford Museum and the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods. The price includes bus transportation, hotels, six breakfasts, six dinners, a buffet luncheon at the Grand Hotel, admission to all attractions, baggage handling, taxes and gratuities. Call Theresa Romanowski at 215-813-2780 or 215-922-1700. ••
Magic show and dinner
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is hosting a magic show and dinner (adults only) on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. at the Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, 2840 Pine Road (Landmark Business Center), Huntingdon Valley. Doors open at 2:40 p.m. The cost is $55 per person and includes show and food from Ben & Irv’s restaurant. Call Bernadette at 570-401-8417 for information and tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
Book club to meet in April
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The book is The Masterpiece by Fionna Davis. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••
Afternoon Tea in Bristol
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is hosting a traditional Afternoon Tea on Saturday, April 15, at noon at Bricky Girl Tea Room, 236 Mill St., Bristol. There will be contests for Best Fancy Hat, Best Funny Hat and Best High Tea Look. For tickets, call Lauren at 267-304-6396. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
Casino trip to Atlantic City
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a casino trip to Caesars Atlantic City on Tuesday, April 18. The cost is $40 and includes round-trip motor coach and $20 in slot dollars. Bus will leave from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 9:45 a.m. and return about 8 p.m. Call Elaine at 215-913-9237 for reservations. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
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 Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
The class of 2023 consists of former North Catholic soccer coach Jerry Brindisi; former Northeast High football coach Harvey “Brew” Schumer; Frank “Roscoe” Natale, who has coached baseball and been athletic director at Southern and Bok and been football coach at Bok, Bartram and Southern; and former La Salle University and Archbishop Ryan baseball coach Mike Lake.
In addition, the class of 2020 will be recognized. The banquet honoring them was postponed due to COVID.
Those inductees are former La Salle University basketball player Craig Conlin; coach and youth league organizer Lou DeCree; retired longtime women’s college basketball official Dennis DeMayo; Division I football official Joe Griesser; Joe Hand, a leading TV distributor of closed-circuit and pay-per-view boxing; Mike Hawkins, the PIAA District 12 chairman and former football coach and athletic director at Germantown High School; Steve Kane, the longtime former boys basketball coach at University City who led the Jaguars to the 1995 Public League title; Mike Koplove, who pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cleveland Indians; Kathy Lonergan, a Division I women’s basketball referee; Dave Mastropietro, a baseball star at La Salle University; and Dr. Anthony Salem, a former minor league baseball player.
Tickets cost $75 in advance and $80 at the door. Tables of 10 cost $750.
Checks can be made payable to Philadelphia City All Star Chapter, and mailed to PAHOF, P.O. Box 672, Levittown, PA 19055-9998 (include email address and inductee name on check). No paper tickets will be issued. Instead, guests will go to a welcome table at the FOP to get their seat assignments.
Organizers are also looking for sponsors for an ad book.
For tickets or ads, contact Steve DiSangro at email@example.com or 215-421-7556. ••
Program on brain health
The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter will offer a complimentary program entitled Healthy Living For the Brain And Body at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Wednesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited. The program will be led by Angie Geiger, a community educator, and has been designed to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Call 800-272-3900. ••
History meeting on April 5
The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will meet on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at Pennepack Baptist Meetinghouse, 8732 Krewstown Road. Author and historian Harry Garforth will speak on The Frankford El – Part 2: The Next 100 Years. Copies of his recently published book, Frankford’s Elevated Railway and Its Predecessors, with its collection of historic photos and images covering the history of various railways connecting Frankford and the Northeast with the center of Philadelphia, will be available for purchase. ••
Presentation on Lenape Indians
On Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m., in the headquarters of the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation Inc., 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough, a presentation on the Lenape Indians will be given by Barbara Michalski, a member of the Lenape Nation of PA. She will provide a brief history of the Lenape people, including their presence in Bucks County, and tell the story of “The Prophecy of the Fourth Crow,” and speak about the healing journey of the Walking Purchase. Light refreshment will be served. A donation of $5 per adult is requested, payable at the door. No fee for students. For more information, call 215-788-9408. ••
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is holding its annual Passover barbecue on Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. Cost for adults is $25 per person. The menu is chicken, hot dogs, chips, salad, gefilte fish, fruit and cake. Mail your check in payment to the synagogue office by Monday, April 3. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Music, refreshments at meeting
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a meeting on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Cantor Don Samuels will entertain the crowd with a vocal medley, accompanied by pianist Josh Yudkin. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Entertainer Primerano on stage
Singer/pianist John Primerano will appear at Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave. in Sellersville, on April 22, at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 215-257-5808. For more information, visit JohnPrimerano.com. ••
Alumni Day at Northeast
The Northeast High School Annual Alumni Day will be held on Friday, May 5. The awards ceremony starts at 9 a.m. at the school, followed by a brunch at Tiffany Diner. The ceremony and brunch are open to all Northeast High alumni. To RSVP for the brunch, email NEHSAlum@gmail.com. ••
Resource fair at Holy Family
Holy Family University will welcome best-selling author and addiction recovery speaker Brandon Novak on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Campus Center Gymnasium, 9801 Frankford Ave. The event is free to the public, includes free parking and will also feature Nicholas Emeigh, associate executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Bucks County. Guests will also have access to a resource fair. For more information or to participate in the resource fair, contact associate professor Patrick McElwaine at 267-341-4014 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Trip to Franklin Institute
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to the Disney100 Exhibition at the Franklin Institute, followed by dinner at Spasso’s Italian Grill, on Wednesday, June 21. The all-inclusive cost is $148. Reservations close on April 18. Call 215-788-2106. ••
Tea in Bristol
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation will be hosting its annual tea on Sunday, April 30, from 2 to 4 p.m., at its headquarters at 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough. Ticket price is $35. Tea fare will include assorted sandwiches, scones, pastries and brewed tea. Added features this year are an exhibition of artwork by several members of the Artists of Bristol and musical selections by local keyboard virtuoso Francis X. Danis. The deadline to register is April 19. Call 215-788-9408. ••
Sisterhood meeting in May
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, May 16. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:30. Lynn Levin will speak about her new collection of short stories entitled House Parties. Levin is a poet, author, translator and adjunct associate professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University. Copies of her book will be available for sale for $20. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the program. Call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••
Ballet concert at Penn Charter
Metropolitan Ballet’s Variations/Collaborations concert will take place on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at Kurtz Center, William Penn Charter School, 3000 West School House Lane. Tickets for the evening of dance and music are $25. Purchase tickets at www.metropolitanballetcompany.org.
Settlement Music School’s William A. Loeb Chamber Ensemble and the Myer Schwartz Advanced Study Trio will also perform. ••
Cultural trip to Bryn Athyn Cathedral
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will take a one-hour tour of Bryn Athyn Cathedral on Thursday, May 18, at 1 p.m. There are no steps, and restrooms are accessible. The cost is $10 per person. To register, send a check, payable to CSS Sisterhood, with Bryn Athyn on the memo line, to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, Attn: Bryn Athyn. Include the name, email address and phone number of each person registering. For questions, call Lynn Azoulay at 215-677-1600. ••
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. ••
Go see Mamma Mia!
The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will present Mamma Mia! from June 2-4 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Group rates are available. Tickets are available at Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St., or on Venmo @TheStarplayers. For more information, contact director Bill Arthur at 215-685-8714 or Starplayers2013@gmail.com. ••
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise from Oct. 6-17, 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. ••
Cruise the Mediterranean
Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19. 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 email@example.com. ••
South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion
The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 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]. ••