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Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus is offering a Parkinson’s disease support group for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their families. The group will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month from 6-7 p.m. at the Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7604 Central Ave. The schedule is Aug. 9, Oct. 11, Dec. 13 (holiday party) and Feb. 14. The group is led by nurse practitioner June Ro, and will include guest speakers. To register, contact Ro at 215-707-2619 or Jungyoon.Ro@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Casino trip

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a casino trip to Wind Creek Bethlehem casino on Sunday, Aug. 13. The cost is $45 and includes round-trip motor coach and $25 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. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••

Blood drive next week

There will be a blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7600 Central Ave., in partnership with the American Red Cross. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code TUH Jeanes Campus. ••

Dinner in white

The second annual Northwood Cena en Blanc will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 4-10 p.m. at Northwood Park, 4701 Castor Ave. The cost is $20 per couple or $30 per family. Attendees must wear all white attire, from head to toe. Table, chairs and tablecloths must also be white. Guests can either bring picnic-style dinner or buy from food trucks on site. There will be a DJ, dancing, raffles and yard games.

For more information, call Mari at 267-231-8165 or Lakiesha at 215-834-4405. ••

Sustainability in fashion

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host a free Clothing Swap and Upcycling Workshop event on Sunday, Aug. 13, from 1-3 p.m. Miranda Moore, Miss Pennsylvania, will raise awareness for sustainability in fashion and the environmental and social impacts of “fast fashion” – the low-cost, mass production of clothing. The public is invited to attend and encouraged, but not required, to bring gently used clothing, shoes and accessories to exchange with others. Free screen printing and embroidery booths will be set up to upcycle items brought or swapped. All materials will be provided, including screens with nature-themed images, blank tote bags to print on (first come/first served) and a variety of inks and embroidery threads. Contributions are appreciated. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and visitors can enjoy extended open hours for self-guided tours of the mansion. The nonprofit’s summer interns, including Abraham Lincoln’s Kona Tarin, are working on the event as their primary project for the Bloomberg Arts Internship program.

For more information and to register for the Clothing Swap and Upcycle Workshop, visit www.glenfoerd.org/events/2023/8/13/clothing-swap-and-upcycling-workshop or call 215-632-5330. ••

Bingo on Zoom

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting a virtual Bingo on Zoom on Mondays, Aug. 14 and 21, starting at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards, for eight games of bingo each night. There will also be a $5 50/50 that will be called on each night. Send your payment to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo. You must include your email address. The link will be emailed to you before the first bingo night. Call the CSS office at 215-677-1600 and ask for Gerry or Nancy. ••

Events at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., will hold the following upcoming events: Fibercraft Friends, Friday, Aug. 11, 1-3 p.m.; Storytime: Water Fun, Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (wear your swimsuit and get wet); Book Club meeting, Friday, Aug. 18, 1-3 p.m.; Fibercraft Friends, Friday, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.; Storytime: Back to School, Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Call 215-685-0599 or visit ryerssmuseum.org.

Trip to Resorts Casino

Holy Innocents will hold a casino trip on Tuesday, Aug. 15. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Mass at noon at the Hard Rock Casino Arena, a procession to the sea for a blessing at 1:15 p.m. and a $10 slot package at Resorts Casino. The bus will depart Resorts at 5 p.m. The cost is $35. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Learn about Revolution

Revolution at the Library, the Museum of the American Revolution’s partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, returns to engage kids and families in the stories of the American Revolution. Programs will be at Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m.; Bustleton Library, 11099 Bustleton Ave., Aug. 15 and 22, at 2 p.m.; and Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave., on Sept. 7 and 15. ••

Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace

The World Apostolate of Fatima is sponsoring a Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd. Devotions include procession of Fatima statue from Fatima, rosary and benediction. All are welcome. ••

Local opera show

Amici Opera Company will present DeBussy’s Pelleas & Melisande on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave. Call 215-224-0257 or go to the Amici Opera Company page on Facebook. ••

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 are online, through Aug. 24, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 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. ••

Mayfair Night Markets continue

The Mayfair Night Market will continue on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. There will be food trucks, vendors, drinks and live music by The Launch. The final market will be on Sept. 21, with music by Jumper. Vendors can apply at MayfairVendors.EventBrite.com. ••

Third Thursday in Tacony

Tacony Community Development Corporation will hold its next Third Thursday event on Aug. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot at 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 Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. ••

Third Thursday at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd, Philadelphia’s public park and nonprofit cultural site along the Delaware River, will host its final Third Thursday Summer Series event of live music, food, beverages, family-fun activities and art on Thursday, 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. ••

Peach Social in Bristol

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation will host its annual Peach Social on Sunday, Aug. 13, from 2-4 p.m. at its headquarters at 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough. Attendees will be treated to angel food cake topped with ice cream and fresh, sliced peaches, and entertained by the Bracken Cavaliers Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps, weather permitting. Takeouts will be available. Homemade baked goods, including peachy treats, will be on sale. Cost is $8 per person, payable at the door. The event benefits BCHF’s annual awards to Bristol High School graduates. For further information, call 215-788-7537. ••

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. ••

Bazaar vendors needed

The St. Martin of Tours Charity and Solidarity Center, 999 Sanger St., will host a bazaar on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call Brenda Malavet at 215-744-2634. ••

Blood drive on Aug. 19

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 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 Mighty Mike. ••

Free school bags and supplies

The nonprofit Block Gives Back will hold its annual “Block 2 School,” giving out 1,000 school bags filled with supplies. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on the 6800 block of Torresdale Ave. There will be games, food, refreshments, music, resources, moonbounces and a drawing for laptops. ••

Program at Holmesburg Library

Revolution at the Library, the Museum of the American Revolution’s partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, will hold Spies of the Revolution on Monday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m., at Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. Children will solve puzzles, uncover secret messages and discover why spies were an important part of the Continental Army’s victory. The program is geared to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. ••

Ukrainian festival on Aug. 27

The Ukrainian Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Ukrainian American Sport Center, at County Line and Lower State roads in Horsham. There will be music, dance, food, arts and crafts, a barbecue pit, vendors, living exhibitors and an appearance by the Ferko String Band. Admission is $15, with $2 donated to humanitarian relief of victims of war in Ukraine. Kids under 15 are free. Parking is free. For more information, call 267-664-3857 or visit tryzub.org/festival2023. ••

Triathlon in September

Warrington Cares Sprint Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, at 7 a.m. The event begins and ends at the Mary Barness Tennis and Swim Club, located at 2501 Freedoms Way, in Warrington. The race consists of a 300-yard swim, a 10-mile bike ride and a 5K run through the streets of Warrington. There will also be an Aquavelo, a Duathlon and a Triathlon Relay. Proceeds from this year’s event will provide scholarships to local high school students and assistance to local nonprofit organizations that help the community. To learn more, visit www.warringtoncares.org. ••

Day dedicated to women

NBC 10 news anchor Tracy Davidson will present Lifting Your Voice, a day dedicated to women, on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Philadelphia Country Club 1601 Spring Mill Road, in Gladwyne. The guest speaker will be Jen Croneberger, an author and former recipient of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry’s Female Business Leader of the Year. She holds a master’s degree in Sports and Performance Psychology and a Sustainable Business Strategy Certification from the Harvard Business School.

For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lifting-your-voice-fall-2023-tickets-522147375857?aff=erelexpmlt. ••

Support for small nonprofits

A Little Better Company, an agency focused on making the world a little better, announces the launch of its inaugural Unless Project, a grant-meets-accelerator program providing $150,000 in marketing and capacity-building services to small organizations with big ideas but limited resources.

Up to four U.S.-based nonprofits will be selected to participate in the Unless Project to turn their transformational ideas into impact.

Simon Rogers, founder of ALBC, said: “In our experience, organizations with truly new and novel ideas struggle to get the resources and buy-in they need to bring their ideas to life. Today, the ability to communicate in the right way can make or break their success, and that gap between idea and impact is where the Unless Project comes in.”

The Unless Project seeks applications from nonprofits that are working on new, novel, provable, scalable and sustainable solutions to challenges in one of ALBC’s four focus areas:

• Environmental Sustainability

• Human Health and Wellness

• Social Progress and Advocacy

• Artistic Activism

The short application process includes a five-question eligibility quiz (yes/no answers only), a short application (written or video submissions) and, for finalists, a 30- to 45-minute Zoom discussion with the selection committee.

The eligibility quiz is available now, and applications are open Aug. 15 through Oct. 15. Awardees will be notified on Dec. 15, and then be guided through a six-month process to transform their brand, tapping into all of ALBC’s capabilities and expertise.

ALBC will cover all marketing-related expenditures along the way. Additionally, the grant will include a $2,500 stipend to cover unplanned out-of-pocket expenses.

Interested nonprofits can take the eligibility quiz at https://bit.ly/unless-quiz.

Or sign up for an information session: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A14a76RyQImqfP1CS62XhA#/registration.

To learn more, become part of the ALBC collective or to partner with the Unless Project, visit https://www.alittlebetter.co/. ••

Teddy and FDR

Two Roosevelts, Theodore and Franklin, both who attained the United States presidency, will be the subjects for a summer learning program for active adults to be held at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Monday, Aug. 21. It will begin at 12:45 p.m. The public is invited. Attorney David Hudiak will lead the program, which will examine their strengths and weaknesses and uncover interesting facts about their political and personal lives. Cost will be $6 per person. Checks should be made payable to KleinLife and paid in person at the front desk. Contact Mariya Keselman Mekler at 215-698-7300, Ext. 185 or mkeselman@kleinlife.org. ••

Day cruise

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a day trip on Tuesday, Aug. 22, that includes a narrated luncheon cruise on the “River Lady” paddlewheel out of Toms River, cruising on the Toms River and Barnegat Bay and free time on the Asbury Park boardwalk.  All-inclusive cost is $118. Reservations close on July 7. Call 215-788-9408. ••

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. ••

Book review

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer center is having a book review on Thursday, Sept. 7, at Giuseppe’s, 990 Second Street Pike, Richboro, at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. The cost is $45 per person, 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. ••

Broadway show

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to New York on Saturday, Sept. 30, to see the Broadway production of Some Like It Hot. The cost is $230, which includes orchestra seating and round-trip motor coach. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 9:15 a.m. Call Harriet at 215-969-8366 for tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••

Trip to Ohio, Kentucky

St. Jerome’s Senior Citizens Club invites the public to join them for a five-day trip (Oct. 15-19) to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, with a guided tour of Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. For reservations, questions or a brochure, call Diane McDowell at 267-496-2431. ••

Visit to winery

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to Tomasello Winery and historic Smithville on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The cost is $80 per person and includes coach bus, a three-glass wine tasting and a three-course lunch followed by a trip to Smithville. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 9:45 a.m. with estimated return of 5:30 p.m. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 1. Call Selma at 215-860-3710 for reservations. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••

Remembering 9/11

St. James Lutheran Church, 5185 Castor Ave., will commemorate the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 with a service on Monday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. There will be a procession, color guard, music, dance, reflections and patriotic songs. The public is invited. ••

Community safety day

State Rep. Jared Solomon will sponsor a community safety day on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 4-6 p.m., at Roosevelt Playground, 6455 Walker St. City and state government organizations will discuss emergency preparedness and hand out information. ••

Senior fair

State Rep. Jared Solomon will host a Senior Fair on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northeast Services Hub, 6434 Castor Ave. There will be information on state and local government-related programs and services such as Property Tax/Rent Rebate SEPTA Senior ID and Unclaimed Property, along with private vendors, light refreshments and representatives from hospitals, insurance companies, local businesses and senior homes. Free parking will be available in the lot behind the building. To RSVP or for more information, call 215-342-6340. ••

Visit Jewish cemeteries

KleinLife is organizing a cemetery visit on Thursday, Sept. 14. The trip will depart from KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., at 10 a.m. and will return about 3 p.m. Cemeteries to be visited are Mt. Jacob Cemetery, Glenolden; Mt. Sharon Cemetery, Springfield; and Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Collingdale. Individuals must be able to walk on their own in the cemeteries without walkers or canes. Cost is $36 per person and includes a boxed lunch. Call 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or email sgeltzer@kleinlife.org. ••

Save at Boscov’s

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is partnering with Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at all Boscov’s locations, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The group is selling a shopping pass for $5, which can represent savings of up to 25% off purchases. Call Shirley at 215-530-6637 to purchase shopping passes. The profits of the event will be donated to Fox Chase Cancer Center to support cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Boscov’s savings

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is partnering with Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at all Boscov’s locations, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Sisterhood is selling a shopping pass for $5, which can represent savings of up to 25% off purchases. Call 215-677-1600 to purchase shopping passes. ••

September book club

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. The September book is The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman. For further information or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club in Oct.

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. The October book is The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. For further information or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club meeting

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Zoom session on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. The November book is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. For further information or to register for the book club, 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. ••

Fundraising luncheon

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is hosting a luncheon at Bella Tori at the Mansion, 321 S. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $58 per person and includes various foods including a salad table, hot table of entrees and vegetables and a dessert table plus entertainment. Cash bar available. For tickets, call 215-990-6067 or 215-742-2703. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••

Free haircuts for veterans

William D. Oxley American Legion Post 133, 4637 Decatur St. (at Torresdale Avenue), will host a Cut-A-Thon on Aug. 20, from 3-7 p.m. All veterans will receive a free haircut. The day will also include soda, pizza and soft pretzels. Oxley is partnering with Councilman Mike Driscoll on the event. Call Kay Brookes at 267-255-5234. ••

Fall festival/corn roast

St. Andrew’s In-the-Field Church, 500 Somerton Ave., will host a fall festival and corn roast on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 2-8 p.m. There will be roasted corn, hot dogs, baked goods, a flea market and raffle baskets. Outdoor flea market spaces are available for $25. Call 215-673-5938.

FCCC hires cancer reconstruction doc

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Michael G. Tecce as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology.

Tecce will focus on complex cancer reconstruction using microsurgery in bone, soft tissue and the lymphatic system. He completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania followed by a microsurgical fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and his undergraduate degrees in accounting and later premedical sciences from St. Joseph’s University.

His research interests include utilizing technology-based platforms to improve delivery of patient care, microsurgical reconstruction and management of lymphedema.

He has published articles in a number of journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, JAMA Surgery and the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Physicians and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Tecce will be seeing patients at Fox Chase as well as Chestnut Hill Hospital. At these sites, in addition to providing high-level reconstructive services, he will be leading the development of a regional center of excellence in the management and treatment of lymphedema. This will be the only one of its kind in the region.

New researcher begins at Fox Chase

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Yu “Sunny” Liu, as an assistant professor in the Nuclear Dynamics and Cancer research program and the Cancer Epigenetics Institute.

Fox Chase’s CEI is a national hub for epigenetics study and collaboration focused on mechanisms promoting cancer and therapeutic resistance. Its mission is to facilitate academic-to-industry and academic-to-academic partnerships with the goal of promoting discovery in cancer epigenetics.

Liu’s research will center around the folding and regulation of the genome in three-dimensional spaces and how misfolding of the genome can lead to cancer. His team’s long-term objective is to combine epigenetics, 3D genomics and artificial intelligence algorithms to enhance cancer diagnostics and develop more effective therapies for the benefit of patients.

Before joining Fox Chase, Liu worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, where he investigated the molecular mechanisms of genome folding and developed methods for capturing chromatin.

Liu obtained his undergraduate degree from Xiamen University in China and a Master of Science in biochemistry from Queen’s University in Canada. He went on to earn his doctoral degree in molecular genetics from the University of Toronto, where his research focused on transcriptome dynamics and plasticity in development, disease and evolution.

After completing his doctoral studies, Liu pursued a brief postdoctoral research position at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto from 2014 to 2015. During this time, he developed an approach for analyzing the whole transcriptome of archival tumor samples, which can improve the diagnosis of bladder cancer. He also investigated the role of cancer-associated enhancer RNAs.

Over the course of his career, Liu has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles in a number of scientific journals, including Nature Cell Biology, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Nature, Cell Stem Cell and PLoS Genetics.

Liu began his tenure at Fox Chase on Aug. 1. ••

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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