Testify for 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. 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. To testify in favor at a committee hearing, call O’Neill’s office at 215-686-3422. ••
Legion baseball coach needed
Corporal John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366 is looking for an experienced baseball coach. The team was coached for three decades by former Phillies catcher Bennie Culp, who produced stars such as Joe Bonikowski, a Father Judge graduate (class of 1959) who went on to pitch for the Minnesota Twins. In the 1980s, standouts included Northeast High’s Jesse Levis, Howie Freiling and Dan O’Rourke, Penn Charter’s Ruben Amaro Jr. and Frankford High’s Bobby Higginson.
Interested persons can contact Conrad Kraus at 215-379-8100 or email@example.com. ••
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. ••
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. ••
NRA meeting at Cannstatter’s
Friends of NRA will meet on Monday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. There will be dinner, games, auctions and a chance to win NRA guns, gear, decor and collectibles. Tickets are $55. Go to friendsofNRA.org. ••
Meet the Easter Bunny
American Legion William D. Oxley Post 133, 4637 Decatur St. (near Torresdale Avenue), will host a vendor/craft day on Saturday, March 25, from noon to 4 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures along with kids crafts, games and food. ••
Kensington Community Corporation for Individual Dignity and Sharing Excess will be co-hosting a free food pop-up from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, in the parking lot of KenCCID’s headquarters at 9350 Ashton Road. All residents are welcome to pick up free fresh produce and snacks. There will be music and a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card. ••
Funding for Russo, Pleasant Hill
State Rep. Pat Gallagher announced nearly $1.1 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority awards for projects in the 173rd District. The projects awarded are $1 million for a new turf field at Russo Playground and $81,846 for renovations of a building within Pleasant Hill Park.
“This money goes to important projects that affect the lives of all our residents,” Gallagher said. “I know we will continue to see projects like this getting funding in the future through state programs.” ••
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. ••
ESports tournament at St. James
The public is invited to St. James Lutheran Church, 5185 Castor Ave., for the free 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. Walk-ins welcome. To sign up to attend, play in the tournament or donate items, call 215-743-1828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Register for mayoral forum
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a mayoral forum 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. PHL17 will broadcast the forum from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 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. To register to attend, visit https://gnpcc.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/5106157. ••
Visit statues in Mayfair
Nine Seward Johnson Atelier statues will be placed at various locations on Frankford Avenue in Mayfair beginning March 29. Here are the locations: Holding Out, Stein’s Florist, 7059 Frankford Ave.; Special Delivery, U.S. Post Office, 7301 Frankford Ave.; OK, I’ll Be There, Mayfair Thrift, 7126-30 Frankford Ave.; At Long Last, NovaCare Rehabilitation, 7343 Frankford Ave.; Frequent Flyers, America Insurance, 7214 Frankford Ave.; Coming Home, Frankford and Cottman avenues; Taxi, Einstein Plaza, 7131-41 Frankford Ave.; Crossing Paths, Gino’s Pizza Cafe, 7326 Frankford Ave.; and Who’s In Charge, Mayfair Diner, 7373 Frankford Ave. ••
John J. Nesbitt reunion
The 52nd reunion dinner of former employees of John J. Nesbitt will take place on Wednesday, May 3, at 1 p.m. at Tiffany Diner, Welsh Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. Nesbitt was a large commercial heating and air conditioning company at State Road and Rhawn Street. The cost is $30 and includes the meal. Contact Edward Apice at 215-637-2637 or email@example.com. ••
Writer’s workshop at library
Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will be hosting a writer’s workshop, Finding Inspiration: A Writing Workshop, on Wednesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Published author Diana Rodriguez Wallach presents an interactive workshop as participants create a story outline. Limited to 25 people. Registration required. To register, call 215-685-8756. ••
Free lifeguard training is available weekdays from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln High School, 3201 Ryan Ave. The first step for candidates interested in becoming lifeguards is to brush up on swimming skills and prepare for the lifeguard screening test. Potential lifeguards can sign up for the screening test at Bit.ly/PPRSwimTraining.
To pass the test you must swim 300 yards non-stop; tread water for two minutes using only your legs without your hands; and retrieve a 10-pound brick from a deep well, then swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the brick, using only your legs, with the brick held out of the water with both hands.
Learn more and apply at phila.gov/lifeguards. ••
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. ••
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 email@example.com. ••
Civic meeting tonight
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Opera shows scheduled
Amici Opera Company will present Donizetti’s La Favorita on 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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Craft fair on Saturday
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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. ••
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 or going to www.redemptionphiladelphia.org/donate. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Alpha House open house
Holy Family University’s Alpha House Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten will be hosting an open house on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Alpha House, 9801 Frankford Ave. (at Grant Avenue). For more information, call 215-632-3366. ••
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. ••
Vendors needed for flea market
A flea market will take place outside Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Ave., on Saturday, May 6. Setup is at 6 a.m. The flea market is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is May 7. Proceeds will support unified sports, the magnet program and Northeast Alumni Association. Vendor space is $25. Bring your own table. Call the alumni office at 215-400-3200, Ext. 4 or email email@example.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. ••
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. ••
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 seventh annual Steamfitters L.U. 420 Monte Carlo Night will take place on April 1, from 6-11 p.m., at Sprinkler Fitters L.U. 692 banquet hall, 14004 McNulty Road.
The event is organized by Douglas and Tiffany Creighton, with proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. Their son, Dimitri, is a past Wish recipient. The Creightons and their network have raised more than $389,000, which has funded 32 wishes. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, visit http://www.steamfitterslu420wish.com/. ••
May book club meeting
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. The book is Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts. To register, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
What’s your favorite book?
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. Members can speak about their favorite book. To register, call Lynn Ratmansky at 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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Dancing at KleinLife
Two dancing programs for active adults are being offered at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Both are free and open to the public. Israeli Dancing with Susan Novack is being conducted on Wednesdays, beginning March 29, at 12:30 p.m. A line dancing program led by Steven Mesh is being held on Mondays, March 27 and April 3 and 24. All are being held at 12:30 p.m. For further information and to register for the dance programs, contact Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will celebrate Shabbat Across America on Friday, April 28, at 6 p.m. There will be a Shabbat dinner, followed by services and concluding with an Oneg Shabbat. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations are due by April 21. Mail your check to the synagogue. For further details, call 215-677-1600. ••
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). ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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 Fiona Davis. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••
Run/walk virtually for a good cause
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation announced it will be hosting its annual virtual Rhapsody and Rhythm Walk-A-Thon & 5K. Participants will fundraise and take part in a seven-day event to walk at their own pace to reach their 5K goal. The annual walk-a-thon event takes place from Sunday, April 9, through Saturday, April 15, and aims to raise funds to carry out the foundation’s mission to support children’s health and life services, including music therapy, throughout the Philadelphia region.
Participants can create a team, join a team or fundraise as an individual to meet their personal goal and help the foundation reach its $30,000 goal for the event. Participants are encouraged to share their 5K journey and story on social media and tag the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. All proceeds will benefit the Kids-N-Hope Foundation, which aims to enhance children’s health and life services through pediatric music therapy at local hospitals and nonprofit organizations.
“We are thrilled to celebrate our annual walk-a-thon and encourage our supporters to get up and get moving,” said Bruce K. Foulke, founder and chairman of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation and president and CEO of American Heritage Credit Union. “This virtual format allows our members and partners to participate from wherever they choose, and we look forward to seeing our supporters walk with us this spring. As we carry out our annual fundraising initiatives and events, we look forward to growing our contributions to continue funding the amazing work our beneficiaries do each and every day for pediatric health and life services.”
For more event information and to register, visit www.KNHWalk.org or call 215-969-2938. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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]. ••