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The St. Jerome’s Senior Group will meet on Thursday, May 25, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m., and the meeting begins promptly at 11. ••

Graveyard tour at Trinity Church, Oxford

The Flaghouse Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution along with historian Debbie Klak are hosting a graveyard tour on Saturday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, Oxford, 6900 Oxford Ave. (at Longshore Avenue). The graveyard includes some important Colonial families of the area. People will meet in the church before the tour begins. Wear comfortable shoes. Light refreshments will be served after the tour. Donations welcome and appreciated. All proceeds go to Trinity Church. Free street parking. In case of inclement weather the tour will be canceled. Any questions call the church at 215-745-6114 (Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings) or email info@tcophilly.org or follow on Trinity Church Oxford Facebook page, www.facebook.com/tcophilly/. ••

Rummage sale

Presentation BVM, Woodland Avenue and Old Soldiers Road, will hold a rummage sale in the church hall on Friday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 215-379-1364. ••

St. Martha honoring Hall of Famers

St. Martha Parish, 11301 Academy Road, will host a communion breakfast and Hall of Fame induction on Sunday, May 21. There will be an 8 a.m. Mass, followed by breakfast in the school gym. The guest speaker will be Archbishop Edward Adams. The cost is $20. Children under 6 are free. ••

Family concert at library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will present Ants on a Log Family Concert on Wednesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. The interactive musical concert will center on positivity, “social justice” and silliness and is for children and adults. Call 215-685-8756. ••

Variety dinner show

Joey C’s Variety Dinner Show will take place on Friday, May 19, at Georgine’s Restaurant, 1320 Newport Road in Bristol. Joey C sings in the style of Frank Sinatra and will be joined by Robert Cabella as Dean Martin and Angelo Capone as Jerry Lewis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:45 and the show at 8. Tickets cost $75. There will be a cash bar. For tickets or more information, go to Joey C on Facebook or call 215-317-7675. ••

Third Thursday in Tacony

Tacony Community Development Corporation will hold its next Third Thursday event on May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jack Costello Boxing Club parking lot, 6846 Torresdale Ave. (at Longshore Avenue). The free event will feature a food truck, live music, produce and bread for sale, quality vendors, activities for the entire family and information tables from elected officials and local organizations. Future Third Thursdays are on June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. ••

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Local players in all-star game

The Philadelphia All-Star Football Game will take place on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m. at Northeast High. The Public League will face Non-Public. Tickets cost $10. Local players are: Archbishop Ryan – Rich Paczewski, McDermott Murphy, Jack Ruskowski, Kyle Schumann and Sean Roemhild; Father Judge – Brayden McLaughlin, Terran Peete, Dillon Rome, Justin Nikolopoulos; Germantown Academy – Evan Spivey; Abraham Lincoln – Terail Greene, Darius Hill, Khani Knight, Koyei Simmons-Greene; Frankford – David Nguyen, Kevin Polanco, Hysiem Zimmerman; Northeast – James Bermudez, Zekieyh Evans, Khadir Rowe, Sabor Stevens, Tyrese Whitaker; George Washington – Colin Giel, Shomari Richards, Isaiah Thomas, Morio Lopez. ••

Community Day on Saturday

Mount Zion Baptist Church of Holmesburg, Welsh Road and Erdrick Street, will be hosting a free Community Day on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be vendors, health assessments, food, games, giveaways, music, prayer and children’s activities. Members of the public of all ages are invited. Call 215-624-8869. ••

Vendors wanted for flea market

An outdoor flea market will take place on Saturday, June 3, at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. Vendor spaces are $25. Call Rosemarie at 215-868-5304 to reserve a space. ••

E-cycling, shredding, recycling buckets

City Councilman Brian O’Neill will hold three upcoming events, all on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. at his district offices. An e-cycling event will take place May 20 at 7522 Castor Ave. A shredding event is set for June 3 at 432 Rhawn St., behind American Heritage Credit Union. A recycling bucket giveaway is scheduled for June 10 at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. ••

2 health centers coming

The city health department announced plans for a health center at the Frankford Transportation Center and another at a site to be determined in the lower Northeast. The city is acting due to delays in care at Health Center 10, 2230 Cottman Ave. ••

Curbing boom parties

City Councilman Mike Driscoll introduced legislation to enforce strict measures on nuisance vehicles, those that amplify sound heard at a distance greater than 100 feet from the vehicle. Under the proposed ordinance, violators face a $2,000 penalty and risk forfeiture of the vehicle unless it is being used in connection with a city-permitted event. The legislation aims to curb “boom parties,” where large groups of people gather along the Delaware River and blast music from cars that are equipped with massive speakers. The vibrations and sound are loud enough to carry across the water to impact neighbors on both sides of the river. Driscoll worked with the Philadelphia Police Department on the legislation, and officers will be authorized to issue violation notices and sized vehicles.

“Residents along the river have endured the excessive noise long enough at all hours of the day and night. We need to take strict enforcement measures and signal that we’re not going to tolerate it anymore,” Driscoll said. “It’s a quality-of-life issue that has escalated in recent years, and enough is enough.” ••

Meal at Redemption Lutheran

Redemption Lutheran Church, Bustleton Avenue and Rhawn Street, will host a community meal on Thursday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. There will be a Bible story and craft for the children. This month’s meal will be grilled cheese, assorted soups, salad and dessert. ••

Tacony Historical meeting

The spring general membership meeting of the Historical Society of Tacony will be held on Monday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave. Slide presentations will be given on the Disston Saw Works and inventor Frank Shuman. A small exhibit of Shuman-related memorabilia will be on display. All are invited to attend and join as a member. Light refreshments will be served. Go to www.historicalsocietyoftacony.org. ••

Anniversary gala

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a 60th anniversary gala dinner with entertainment by Cracklin Diamond Band on Sunday, June 25, at 3 p.m. in the Karff Auditorium. The cost is $50. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Cornhole at St. Martha

St. Martha Parish, 11301 Academy Road, will host a Cornhole Tournament on June 17, at 11 a.m. The cost is $50 a team (all ages) and includes two tournament T-shirts and a chance to win a cash prize. There will be basket raffles, a 50-50, craft beer pull, food, kids crafts and T-shirt sales. Proceeds will benefit the parish Raising the Roof campaign. Teams must register and place T-shirt orders by June 3. To register, to become a sponsor or for more information, go to the St. Martha Facebook page or call Kathy Cantz at 215-632-4742 or Mary Beth Ricks at 215-459-3430. ••

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. For questions, call Lynn Azoulay at 215-677-1600. ••

Third Thursday at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd, Philadelphia’s public park and nonprofit cultural site along the Delaware River, presents the return of its free Third Thursday Summer Series of live music, food, family-fun activities and art. The Thursday dates will be May 18, June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring a blanket or chairs, enjoy lawn games, roam Glen Foerd’s grounds and explore its Gilded Age mansion, which will be open for free self-guided tours. Donations are appreciated but not required, and attendees are asked to register in advance by visiting Glen Foerd’s events page at www.glenfoerd.org/events. For more information on the Third Thursday Summer Series, visit www.glenfoerd.org or call 215-632-5330. ••

Night Markets to open

The first Mayfair Night Market will open on Thursday, May 18, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. There will be food trucks, vendors, drinks and live music by Bogside Rogues. The remaining schedule is June 15 (Philly Heart & Soul), July 20 (Great Scott Band), Aug. 17 (The Launch) and Sept. 21 (Jumper). Vendors can apply at MayfairVendors.EventBrite.com. ••

Farm stand at Jeanes

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus has a farm stand that is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October. The stand is located next to parking lot C of Jeanes Campus and the Fox Chase Cancer Center Campus. Call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Polka party at Polish Home

The sixth annual spring polka party will take place on Sunday, May 21, from 3-7 p.m. at the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road. The TKO Band, from Baltimore, will perform. There will be a cash bar and a Polish kitchen. Tickets cost $15. For tickets or more information, contact John at 215-906-1825 or polishhome@gmail.com. ••

Wine, food and opera

St. Hilary Spirit Club is going to Tomasello Winery in Hammonton, New Jersey on Sunday, May 21, for the Totally Tenors Opera Gala. The day includes an entree, salad, soup, bread, butter and dessert. A motorcoach departs at 12:30 p.m. from Verree Road and Solly Avenue (park on the east side of Verree Road next to the horse pasture) and returns about 7 or 7:30. The cost is $120 payable with check or money order to St. Hilary Spirit Club, Attn: Trips, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, PA 19111. Call Michele at 215-498-5908. ••

English classes for Ukrainians

Holy Family University’s English as a Second Language initiative for newly arrived Ukrainian adults is accepting new applicants. The classes are free and open to members of the community who are at least 18 years old. Classes start in June at 9801 Frankford Avenue and online. Class days and times are online (June 6 to Aug. 24, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 p.m.) and in person (June 21 to July 31, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.). Since last fall, more than 100 newly arrived Ukrainians have attended classes at no cost to help them improve their English proficiency and become familiar with the Philadelphia community. Interested applicants can register at holyfamily.edu/ukraine-esl. ••

Free Philly Orchestra concert

The Philadelphia Orchestra will present Our City, Your Orchestra Live, a free concert on Wednesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Northeast High School. The concert will feature works by Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, Valerie Coleman and others, along with a performance by the Northeast High marching band. The evening will include food trucks, games, face painting, moonbounces and balloon art. The orchestra will include contrabassoonist Holly Blake, a Northeast High graduate. Reserve tickets at philorch.org. ••

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 lunch menu choice, call Catherine Murphy at 215-919-4399. ••

Hoops camp for boys and girls

The 17th annual Jaguar St. Ephrem Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls will take place from Monday, July 24, to Friday, July 28. The cost is $150 and includes a basketball and T-shirt. The camp is held in the air-conditioned Marian Center at St. Ephrem Parish, 5400 Hulmeville Road in Bensalem. The camp is under the direction of former college coach Dan Williams. For more information, email Williams at WilliamsD@LSCHS.org. ••

Lunch and a show

St. Katherine of Siena Primrose Senior Club is running a bus trip on Thursday, Sept. 28, to Beach Haven, New Jersey to see the comedy Popcorn Falls. There will be a sitdown luncheon at Waterfront Restaurant. The cost is $110. For reservations and more information, call Catherine Murphy at 215-919-4399. ••

50th reunion

Northeast Catholic High School Class of ‘73 will hold its 50th reunion on June 1, from 6-10 p.m., at Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville. Tickets cost $73, payable to NC-73 Reunion. Mail to Mike Kaiser, 14014 Napier St., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Deadline is May 22. Cost includes appetizers, full buffet, dessert and open bar. ••

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. ••

St. Martha reunion

The St. Martha Grammar School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion on Friday, June 2, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Irish Rover, at 1033 S. Bellevue Ave., in Langhorne. ••

Learn about healthy diet

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the public for an afternoon of cooking, eating and learning about the healthy Mediterranean diet. On Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m., the synagogue will welcome guest chef Aliza Green and registered dietician and founder of Key Nutrition Olena Zinshtein, who together will cook and talk about the Mediterranean diet. The cost is $5 per person and reservations are required. Send your check to the synagogue office by May 26. 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. ••

Book club meeting in July

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. The book is The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan. To register, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club meeting in August

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. The book is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. To register, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Synagogue donor affair

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting their annual donor affair on Tuesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Sisterhood installation

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be installing their officers and board members on Tuesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Driver refresher course

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host an AARP Drivers 1 Day Refresher Course on Monday, June 12. Sign up for this refresher course if you have taken the Two Day Driver Safety Course in the last three years. There are no tests to pass and most insurance companies provide a discount for completing the course. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-AARP members. Payment to AARP is needed to hold your spot. Call 215-677-1600. ••

2-day driver refresher course

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host an AARP Drivers 2 Day Refresher Course on Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21. There are no tests to pass and most insurance companies provide a discount for completing the course. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-AARP members. Payment to AARP is needed to hold your spot. Call 215-677-1600. ••

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 madisonsmiracles@aol.com.

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. ••

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. Call 215-788-2106. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Memorial Day ceremony

The public is invited to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at noon at the Charles J. Glenn III Memorial, at Marlborough and Wildey streets in Fishtown. The event will feature the Vietnam Veterans Society and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums. ••

Benefits of meal prep

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus will host Spring Cleaning Your Diet: Meal Prepping Tips and More on Wednesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7600 Central Ave. Dietitian Elizabeth George will discuss the benefits of meal prep and how to maintain a healthy diet. To register, call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Clothing drive for charity

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Saturday, June 3. The event will be held at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your gently used clothing, accessories, books and small trinkets in bags or boxed for pick-up. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Book discussion in Bustleton

Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave., will host a book discussion on Interior Chinatown on Monday, June 5, at 6 p.m. Interior Chinatown is a novel about race, pop culture, immigration and assimilation, and has been selected for One Book, One Philadelphia. Call 215-685-0472 to request your copy. ••

Learn about building of Brooklyn Bridge

On Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m., in the headquarters of the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation, 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough, Carol Simon Levin will take the stage as Emily Warren Roebling in a presentation entitled Bridge Builder in Petticoats. Levin is an author, professional storyteller and independent historian. In this first-person portrayal, she will share her research on Emily Warren Roebling’s role in the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. Light refreshment will be served. A donation of $5 per adult is requested, payable at the door. No fee for students. Call 215-788-9408. ••

Franklin Mills flea market to open

The Roosevelt Mall flea market has closed due to major construction and total renovations of the mall, with additional retail stores being built where the market operated. Philadelphia Flea Markets will move to Liberty Plaza, at Liberty Bell and Franklin Mills boulevards, just off Knights Road. The market will operate every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning May 28 and through November. For more information, call Tony at 215-625-FLEA or log onto www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••

Flea market at Resurrection

Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 2000 Shelmire Ave., will host a flea market on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Goods on sale will include household items, glassware and jewelry. ••

Clothing drive

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Saturday, June 3, at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your gently used clothing, accessories, books and small trinkets in bags or boxed for pick-up. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Blood drive on June 8

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave. Sign up by calling 800-RED CROSS or going to www.redcrossblood.org and entering ALPOST366. ••

Upcoming cruise

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 fkevin910@comcast.net. ••

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]. ••

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