HomeNewsAround Town

Around Town

Events at Ryerss

- Advertisement -

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., will hold the following upcoming events: 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. ••

Polish festival at Czestochowa

The 57th Annual Polish American Festival at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, located at 654 Ferry Road in Doylestown, opens on Labor Day weekend. Hours are Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, from noon to 8 p.m. The festival will continue Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, noon to 8. The $15 admission includes all events and carnival rides. There will be live music, Polish folk dancing, stage shows, food, refreshments and ongoing entertainment highlighting Polish traditions and customs.

For information, visit PolishAmericanFestival.org or the link on the front page of PolishAmericanCenter.com. ••

Donate thrift items

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., will be open Sunday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept donations. Gently used clothing, books, costume jewelry, linens, pots and pans, knickknacks, household items and general merchandise will be accepted. The shop does not accept large electrical appliances such as TV or computers. Call 215-624-9130. ••

New doc to focus on gastrointestinal cancers

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Christopher G. Cann as an assistant professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology with a focus on gastrointestinal cancers.

Cann earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Maryland. He then earned his medical degree from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Cann then went on to complete an internal medicine residency and a hematology/oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During his years at Vanderbilt, he regularly instructed undergraduates, medical students, residents and fellows in the classroom and through observation and shadowing programs.

Cann began his tenure at Fox Chase on Aug. 7.

Paws for the Cause

The Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Associates will hold the 24th annual Paws for the Cause on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to a 1-mile walk around the Fox Chase campus, participants will enjoy food, music, entertainment for children, raffles, contests and prizes. A variety of vendors, food trucks and animal rescue organizations will be on hand. For more information, email paws@fccc.edu or call 215-728-2441. ••

Trash can valet service

The new trash can valet service CAN-IT will haul your empty trash cans and recycling buckets back to your house after sanitation pickup. Owner Scott Coren said the cans and buckets, once emptied, are taken back to your garage area, top of your driveway, by the side of your house or anywhere you would like them placed.

“There are trash cans all over the streets in the city, and not only during the day but some can be left out all weekend.” Coren said.

CAN-IT offers both a monthly plan and a discounted yearly plan.

“For less than $5 a week, we help keep streets free and clear of empty trash cans.” Coren said.

For more information, contact Coren at 267-269-2553 or email stcoren1@verizon.net. ••

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. ••

Local author releasing novel

Mayfair author Becky Flade announced that Tirgearr Publishing will release her next novel, Beautiful Dangerous, worldwide on Sept. 26. Beautiful Dangerous is the fourth book in Flade’s award-winning series of romantic thrillers set in Philadelphia. It is available for pre-order at all major digital retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks/iTunes. Flade, a Frankford High School graduate, has been writing since kindergarten, when her Brown Elementary School teacher, Miss Daniels, helped with her first book detailing her and her best friend’s first solo trip to the market for milk. For more information, follow Flade on Facebook. ••

Drawing for Eagles tickets

Posh Fuel and Food, 8901 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough, will hold a random drawing for tickets to the Eagles’ home opener, on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 8:15 p.m. vs. the Minnesota Vikings. There will be two winners, who will each receive two tickets and an Eagles swag bag. To enter, follow the Posh Fuel and Food page on Instagram, “like” the video announcing the contest, make a comment on the video post and tag two friends. Owner Arsh Pola will announce the winners on Sept. 1. ••

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 by Birdie Busch, 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. ••

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 Saturday

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. ••

Donate blood

The American Red Cross is holding blood drives throughout August. All donors will receive a $10 e-gift card to a movie merchant of their choice.

The Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn St., welcomes donors Monday through Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday, 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Other local sites are American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Pennypack Woods community building, 8724 Crispin St., Aug. 24, 2-7 p.m.; Philadelphia Fire Academy, 5200 Pennypack St., Aug. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; St. Katherine of Siena parish center, 9700 Frankford Ave., Aug. 29, 2-7 p.m.; and Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39, 7229 Tulip St., Aug. 31, 2-7 p.m.

To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. 22, at 2 p.m.; and Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave., on Sept. 7 and 15. ••

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. ••

Meetings on youth and family wellness

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host two neighborhood meetings about youth and family wellness. The sessions, sponsored by Philadelphia System of Care, are set for Wednesdays, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Call 215-685-8756. ••

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. ••

Free breakfast and lunch

The Northeast Refugee Center, 10151 Bustleton Ave., will offer free breakfasts and lunches for kids weekdays through Aug. 25. Breakfast is served at 9:30 a.m., lunch at 1:30. ••

Activities at senior center

The Rosemary Montagno Senior Center, 12601 Townsend Road, welcomes new members. The center is open weekdays at 10 a.m., except Tuesdays, when it opens at 9:30.

All adults are welcome for bingo on Tuesdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be dab games, pull tabs, a 50/50 and cash prizes.

Center membership is needed for activities on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Wednesday’s schedule is ceramics at 10 a.m., mahjong at 11:30 and pinochle from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Line dancing takes place Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Pinochle is played Fridays from noon until 2:30 p.m.

For membership information, call 215-673-7734. ••

Apply for community grant

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, through the support of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, is asking for applications for its 2024 Community Grant Program. Grants are awarded annually to provide funding for projects that promote the health and wellness of community residents. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 15. Funds must be used within one year of receipt. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply, and must provide a copy of their tax exemption letter from the IRS and a current completed W-9 form. Organizations applying for grants must be located within or serve one of the following ZIP codes: 19111, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19120, 19124, 19135, 19136, 19149, 19152 and 19154.

To request an application form, contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

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. Call 215-788-9408. ••

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 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/. ••

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. ••

Community event in Burholme

Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme, 7040 Oxford Ave., invites the public to a community event on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 2-4 p.m. There will be music, raffles and treats. ••

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. ••

Free documentary screening

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic trip to China, History Making Productions will present a free community screening of the award-winning documentary Beethoven in Beijing on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Michael A. Nutter Theatre of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 11th and Arch streets. On Sept. 10, 1973, the “Fabulous Philadelphians” traveled into uncharted political and musical territory, becoming the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic of China. Following the screening, Sam Katz, founder of HMP, will interview musicians who were part of the 1973 tour. Jennifer Lin, who co-directed the film with Sharon Mullally and authored a companion oral history about the tour, will join the conversation.

For more information, visit www.beethoveninbeijing.com or register at https://bit.ly/BeethovenTicket. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Post-Yom Kippur event

The public is invited to Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, for its annual Break the Fast immediately following the conclusion of Yom Kippur services on Monday, Sept. 25. The cost is $32 per person. RSVP deadline is Sept. 14. Call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 for more details. ••

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. ••

Happy anniversary

St. Dominic Parish, 8504 Frankford Ave., will kick off a year-long celebration of its 175th anniversary with a Mass on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. The celebrant will be Bishop John McIntyre, whose first assignment after graduating from the seminary in 1992 was St. Dominic. A reception will follow in Marian Hall. ••

Building trades hiring fair

The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, Orleans Technical College and the City of Philadelphia are sponsoring a construction and building trades hiring fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Orleans Tech, 2770 Red Lion Road. To RSVP, sign up for a free table or for more information, visit https://phdcphila.org/developers-and-contractors/. ••

Remembering loved ones

To remember loved ones who have passed away, KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will be conducting a Yom Kippur Yizkor prayer service on Friday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The public is invited free of charge. KleinLife is producing a Yizkor booklet to be available at the service. For an $18 donation, people can inscribe up to 10 names ($2 for each additional name). Checks should be made payable to KleinLife and mailed to KleinLife, Attention Yizkor Booklet, 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 13. Names and payments may also be submitted at the KleinLife front desk. ••

Handbag bingo fundraiser

The Bridge Clinic, a nonprofit veterinary clinic with a location at 2275 Bridge St. in the Frankford Arsenal, will hold its annual designer handbag bingo and basket raffle fundraiser on Sept. 23, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 325 S. Oxford Valley Road in Fairless Hills. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first game of bingo at 7. Tickets are $35 in advance via PayPal or Venmo (@TheBridgeClinic), $40 at the door. All tickets include 13 games of bingo, alcohol for 21+ and dessert. Basket raffles and 50/50 will also be available. Large groups welcome, tables can be reserved upon request. Email sara@thebridgeclinic.org for alternate payment options, to reserve a table, sponsorship or donations and additional information. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Parkinson’s support group

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 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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

New hire at Fox Chase

Fox Chase Cancer Center recently welcomed Dr. Rebecca M. Shulman as an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Shulman recently concluded her residency training in radiation oncology at Fox Chase, serving for one year as chief resident.

She is a graduate of New York University and received her medical degree from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Her research at Fox Chase has focused on improved approaches to breast cancer therapy and has included studies of the effect of BRCA1 mutations on tumor radiosensitivity and the use of novel combinations of immunotherapy and radiotherapy in animal models. ••

Car show/flea market

An outside car show and flea market will take place on Saturday Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. The rain date is Sept. 10, 1-4 p.m. Vendor spaces are $25. Call Rosemarie at 215-868-5304 to reserve a space. Car show registration is $20, and trophies will be given out. Call Bob at 267-968-2736 for car show details. ••

Cornhole tournament

American Heritage Credit Union and Kids-N-Hope Foundation will host the second annual Cornhole Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. at AHCU’s campus at 2060 Red Lion Road. The round-robin tournament ensures all teams of two will play four games. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, with first place receiving $1,200, second place receiving $500 and third place receiving $300. Registration is $50 per team. A Nick’s Roast Beef food truck will be there, along with beverages from Moss Mill Brewery. Sign up by Sept. 5 at AHCU.co/Cornhole. ••

Sign up for run/walk

The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will hold a 5K Run/1 Mile Family Fun Walk/Virtual Run on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Pennypack Park, off Rhawn Street. Proceeds will support student wellness. The event will include refreshments, a goody bag and a DJ. Shirts will go to the first 150 entrants.Run/walk registration, information and sponsorship opportunities are available at Facebook.com/StHubertAlumnaeAssociation. Early discounted registration ($25 for adults, $10 for kids under 12) is available before Sept. 8. Regular registration is $30 for adults. On-site registration for the event begins at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 9. Medals will be presented to overall male and female champions and to top three male and female finishers in various age brackets. Virtual participants can run anytime from Sept. 8-23. ••

Veterans event

State Rep. Jared Solomon will sponsor a veterans town hall and resource fair on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 4-7 p.m. at the Southampton Readiness Center, 2700 Southampton Road. There will be representatives from state, local and federal government agencies along with hospitals, insurance companies, businesses and public and private vendors. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at 215-342-6340. ••

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]. ••

RELATED ARTICLES
Philadelphia
scattered clouds
61.9 ° F
66.6 °
56.2 °
54 %
0.6mph
40 %
Tue
63 °
Wed
61 °
Thu
56 °
Fri
52 °
Sat
50 °
- Advertisment -

STAY CONNECTED

11,235FansLike
2,089FollowersFollow

Recent Articles

Flower Show coming to Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will present the 195th Philadelphia Flower Show from March 2-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The theme is United by Flowers. There...

Around Town