Franklin Mills flea market opens
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 has moved 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., through November. For more information, call Tony at 215-625-FLEA or log onto www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••
Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host Philly Jazz: A Live Concert on Wednesday, May 31, at 6 p.m. A live quartet will play works by Philadelphia jazz artists from the 1930s to the present. ••
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. ••
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 email@example.com.
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. ••
A way to raise minimum wage
State Rep. Kevin Boyle has introduced legislation to allow individual municipalities to adjust their minimum wage based on factors that affect workers in those communities. Boyle’s legislation would repeal a section of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act that prohibits municipalities from enacting a minimum wage separate from the statewide wage. He said the legislation would allow Philadelphia to set a minimum wage that is higher than the rest of the state.
“The 2006 amendment to our minimum wage law that prohibits individual municipalities from setting their own wages is outdated,” he said. “We have to give local governments the tools to customize solutions that work best for their communities.” ••
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. ••
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. Cost includes appetizers, full buffet, dessert and open bar. ••
Events at Ryerss
Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park, will host the following upcoming events: Friday, June 2 – Genealogy Lecture: How to Dig Up Your Ancestors, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 – used book sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fridays, June 9 and 24 – Fibercraft Friends, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, June 10 – Storytime: Hooray for Friends, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Friday, June 16 – Book Club; Saturday, June 24 – A Very Special Storytime: It’s a Tea Party, 10:30 a.m. to noon (RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.eventbrite.com/e/635881357257); Friday, June 30 – Nature Kids park walk, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information, call 215-685-0599. ••
The Danube Swabian Association, 1277 Southampton Road, invites the public to a free concert on Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. The Cardinal Dougherty Alumni Band will entertain. ••
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. ••
Shredding, recycling buckets
City Councilman Brian O’Neill will hold two upcoming events, both on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. at his district offices. 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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Animal center fundraiser
Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave., will host Woof, Wag + Walk on Sunday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pets and parents are invited to raise money for Women’s Animal Center. There will be activities and a chance to learn about adoptable pets.
“Women’s Animal Center assists thousands of animals and people in need each and every year, but receives no federal, state or local funding to do so,” said Karen D. Lash, fundraising and marketing director for the nonprofit organization. “We rely upon the generosity of our community to support our work, so to have a tremendous community partner like Laurel Hill is truly invaluable to us, and to our animals. And the Woof, Wag + Walk will further align our missions and of course welcome our community of dog owners and their beloved four-legged friends for a wonderful day of interactive activities on the historic Laurel Hill grounds.”
Registration fee is $25 per pet. For more information and to register, visit womensanimalcenter.org. ••
Half-price clothing sale
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai. will have a half-price clothing sale June 4-6. Hours are June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and June 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing and household donations are accepted. Call 215-624-9130. ••
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. Call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
Casket watch for veteran
The Marine Corps League Detachment will provide the casket watch for Dick Bryan, who spent 27 years in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, including tours in Vietnam and the Gulf War, and 30-plus years with the Philadelphia Fire Department. The viewing will be on Sunday June 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Road, and on Monday, June 5, from 10-11 a.m. at St. Anselm Church, 12670 Dunks Ferry Road. Following a Mass, burial will be at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Starr Bus Charter and Tours will hold its first Solo Traveler event on Tuesday, June 6, from 3-5 p.m. at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Representatives from KleinLife, along with Starr’s owners and staff, including travel advisers and tour directors, will help solo travelers learn about trips and make connections with other solo travelers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Starr’s 2023 vacations, get a sneak peek at 2024 trips, enjoy light refreshments and win prizes. The event is free.
The next solo trip will be to Corning, New York on July 26-27 and will feature visits to the Corning Museum of Glass and the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Travelers will explore 35 centuries of glass artistry, experience hands-on glass making, see historic aircraft and meet the craftsmen that restore them. There will be a buffet dinner and overnight hotel accommodations as well as a scenic boat ride on Seneca Lake.
Call 609-587-0626. ••
Join Legion auxiliary
The Corp. John Loudenslager Post 366 American Legion Auxiliary will meet on Tuesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at 7976 Oxford Ave. The auxiliary helps veterans, the military and their families. New members are welcome. ••
Learn to draw cartoons
Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host Cartoon 101 on Wednesday, June 7, at 3 p.m. Professional artist Scott Prior will present a fun interactive session to help improve your drawing skills. The program is for ages 18 and under. Call 215-685-8756. ••
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. ••
Synagogue donor affair
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting its annual donor affair on Tuesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Call 215-677-1600. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Senior resource event
On June 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church at 14100 Worthington Road is hosting a senior resource event with a free lunch. Representatives from the state attorney general’s office will provide information on fraud and scams. There will also be information on fire prevention and benefits for senior citizens. To register, call 215-464-1540. ••
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. ••
Cook for the needy
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host its Moe and Dot Davis Cook For A Friend Program on Sunday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. Volunteers will cook and package meals for people who are dealing with “food insecurity.” To take part, 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. ••
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. ••
Third Thursday in Tacony
Tacony Community Development Corporation will hold its next Third Thursday event on June 15 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 July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. ••
Mayfair Night Markets continue
The Mayfair Night Market will continue on Thursday, June 15, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. There will be food trucks, vendors, drinks and live music by Philly Heart & Soul. The remaining schedule is July 20 (Great Scott Band), Aug. 17 (The Launch) and Sept. 21 (Jumper). Vendors can apply at MayfairVendors.EventBrite.com. ••
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 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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Top award for Fox Chase’s Daly
Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Dr. Mary Daly, MD, a professor in the Department of Clinical Genetics and the Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair in Cancer Research, was recently recognized as the first recipient of the BRCA Impact Award from Penn Medicine’s Basser Center for BRCA. The award was created to recognize a national leader in the field of cancer genetics. The Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center has helped to accelerate BRCA-related cancer research and the development of targeted therapies. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are tumor-suppressor genes that can lead to the development of cancer when mutated.
“Receiving this award made me think back to what I’ve done here at Fox Chase, because when you go to work every day you don’t think you’re making an impact, you just think you’re doing your job and taking care of patients,” Daly said. “It made me realize, looking back over all the years that I’ve been here, that I have made an impact in terms of setting up one of the first risk-assessment programs for cancer prevention even before we knew about the cancer genes.”
Daly is a leader in the design of educational programs in cancer genetics and cancer risk for both high-risk individuals and their healthcare providers and is a researcher in the field of clinical cancer genetics.
She was the founder of the Risk Assessment Program at Fox Chase, formerly the Margaret Dyson Family Risk Assessment Program. Founded in 1991, it was the first program of its kind in the region and one of the first in the U.S. The program, which initially focused on assessing ovarian and breast cancer risk, now also includes risk assessment for several types of cancer, including prostate, gastrointestinal, lung, melanoma and kidney.
The goal of the program is to help those at high risk of developing cancer learn about risk factors and preventive measures. It provides education, individualized counseling, genetic testing and screening to high-risk patients.
In addition, Daly chairs the Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian and Pancreatic Panel for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and is a member of the National Cancer Institute-sponsored PDQ Cancer Genetics Board.
“Not only have we had a good counseling program that serves people in terms of determining what their cancer risks are and how they can manage and reduce that risk, but also all of the research that has come out of it by sharing our database with other people,” Daly said. “So it has, I think, had quite an impact, because we share our data with investigators all over the world.” ••
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]. ••