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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. ••

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. ••

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/. ••

Events at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., will have a number of events in September.

The schedule is Friday, Sept. 15 (1-3 p.m., Book Club, The Color of Water, by James McBride), Saturday, Sept. 16 (10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Storytime, My Name is Special), Friday, Sept. 22 (1-3 p.m., Fibercraft Friends), Saturday, Sept. 23 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Busy Builders activities on the front porch, children must be accompanied by an adult) and Sunday, Sept. 24 (2 p.m., poetry reading by Mary Rohrer-Dann from her book Accidents of Being: Poems from a Philadelphia Neighborhood).

Call 215-685-0599. ••

Meetings for mature adults

Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., will resume its Mature Adults meetings on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. Meetings will take place on the first and third Thursdays of the

Month. New members are welcome. Coffee will be served. ••

Donate blood

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate blood. Those who give throughout September will receive a coupon for a free haircut, thanks to Sport Clips Haircuts, and will be entered for a chance to win a VIP NASCAR racing experience.

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

Local dates are Sept. 20, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., FOP, 11630 Caroline Road; Sept. 22, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave.; Sept. 26. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fox Chase Cancer Center, Medical Center Building, 333 Cottman Ave.; Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road; and Sept. 27, 2-7 p.m., Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 3252 Chesterfield Road

Schedule an appointment to give blood by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-RED CROSS. ••

Sign up for 5K

The 20th annual Father Judge Crusader Classic 5K will take place on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Fire Lt. Robert Neary Scholarship Fund at Father Judge. Neary, class of 1970, died in 2012 when the roof of a Kensington furniture store collapsed while he was on the scene of a fire at an abandoned warehouse.

The early-bird entry fee is $25. After Sept. 15, the fee is $30. The cost is $15 for 18 and under. Race-day registration will take place in the Judge schoolyard beginning at 7:30 a.m. Event T-shirts will be provided to all who pre-register (and to race-day registrants while supplies last). The race will begin at the bandshell in Pennypack Park and continue along the banks of Pennypack Creek and finish with a lap around the Father Judge track (behind the school). Medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Call 215-338-9494, Ext. 1027 or email khuckel@fatherjudge.com. ••

Local author at festival

Northeast author Alyssa Reynoso-Morris will appear at the Hispanic Literacy Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3126 N. 5th St. She and other authors will read their books to children. The event will feature free books and resources, music, activities and food trucks. Call 267-202-1397 or visit latinoseducandojuntos.org. ••

St. Martha beef and beer

St. Martha Parish will hold a beef and beer on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7-11 p.m. at Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. The cost is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. The event is for people 21 and older. There will be entertainment by DJ Tommy T, the Tenderhooks and the Mummers. The evening will include door prizes, basket raffles, a 50/50 and cash bar. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight or more tickets. Tickets are available in the rectory, after Mass or at stmarthaparishbeefandbeer.eventbrite.com. Call Helen Konstance at 215-292-3842 or Debbie Quinn at 267-566-0323. ••

GOP wants in-house police commissioner

Republican City Committee chairman Vince Fenerty said outgoing Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw is leaving the city in a worse place than she found it as she is “failing up” to her next post.

Fenerty said, “Danielle Outlaw’s time as police commissioner was characterized by a total failure to police the city’s streets, leaving the city a much more violent, unsafe and tumultuous place than when she took office in February of 2020. If you are a resident of Philadelphia, chances are you have heard a gunshot near your door in the time since Outlaw took over; chances are you know somebody who has been robbed, carjacked, shot or killed.

“The Philadelphia Republican City Committee calls on our mayor to finally do something to fight crime and lawlessness that is victimizing people from all walks of life in our city: to appoint a qualified police commissioner based on their skills and approach and not because they are an outsider. This should be somebody from the ranks of our great Philadelphia Police Department who knows our city, our neighborhoods and our frontline commanders and officers and will not need a GPS and a social justice tool kit to familiarize themselves with the problems we face.

“No more outsiders to run the PPD. We have qualified men and women on our force already.” ••

St. Jerome Seniors to meet

The St. Jerome Seniors group will meet on Thursdays, Sept. 14 and 28, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meetings begin promptly at 11 a.m. ••

Poetry at NE Regional

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host a Poetry Series on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. Curated by North of Oxford Literary Journal, the evening will feature an open mic and poets Elliott batTzedek and Autumn McClintock. Call 215-685-0501. ••

Movie night at McIlvain

McIlvain Playground, 5200 Penn St., will host a free Family Movie Night on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The movie Good Burger will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Guests should bring their own chairs or blankets. Call 215-685-1228 or email mcilvainplayground@phila.gov. ••

Senior social group

Senior citizens are invited to join a social living group that meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5185 Castor Ave. (at Pratt Street). There will be fellowship, games and snacks. Call 215-743-1828. ••

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. ••

Thrift shop reopening

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 17, due to the religious holiday. The shop will reopen on Monday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. ••

Local opera schedule

Amici Opera Company will present Massenet’s Eve on Saturdays, Sept. 16 and 30, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.

Amici will present Verdi’s I Masnadieri on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Dock Woods, 275 Dock Drive, in Lansdale. The show will continue on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer.

Amici will present Puccini’s Toscae on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer. The show will continue on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at La Piovra Trattoria, 7901 High School Road, in Elkins Park. There will be a 3-course dinner. The cost is $54.95. Arrive by 6 p.m. Make a reservation by calling 215-606-3800.

For more information, call 215-224-0257 or visit the Amici Opera Company page on Facebook. ••

Meeting on youth and family wellness

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host a neighborhood meeting about youth and family wellness. The session, sponsored by Philadelphia System of Care, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Call 215-685-8756. ••

Motivational speaker at KleinLife

Tikvah will present motivational speaker Melissa Hopely Rice on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Rice will discuss her personal experience with mental illness as well as those who have inspired her along the way. The event is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are required. Call 215-832-0671 or email Office@tikvahajmi.org. ••

Learn to speak English

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., has started an English Conversation Group that meets each Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. Adults can build their confidence in speaking English in a casual learning environment. Call 215-685-8756. ••

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. Names and payments may also be submitted at the KleinLife front desk. ••

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 at AHCU.co/Cornhole. ••

Mayfair Night Markets continue

The Mayfair Night Market will continue on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. There will be food trucks, vendors, drinks and live 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 Sept. 21 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. The final Third Thursdays is on Oct. 19. ••

Vaccine shots

Representatives from Giant Pharmacy will offer flu and other vaccine shots at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Thursdays, Sept. 21 and Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited. The flu and pneumonia shots are covered by Medicare Part B, while the shingles shots, Tdap and RSV vaccinations are covered by the Medicare Part D prescription plan. To reserve an appointment, call 215-698-7300, Ext. 193. ••

Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace

The World Apostolate of Fatima is sponsoring a Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, at 7 p.m. Devotions include the procession of a Fatima statue, rosary and benediction. All are welcome. ••

Wedding Crashers’ Ball

Glen Foerd’s Wedding Crashers’ Ball, an interactive wedding performance and fundraising event, will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Sponsorships are available, and individual tickets are on sale. The evening will include dinner, an open bar, dancing, live music and a silent auction. Guests are encouraged to wear black tie, old wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, business attire or, in the spirit of Halloween, festive/creative costumes. Valet parking is included. There will be an optional afterparty, from 11 p.m. to midnight, in Glen Foerd’s rathskeller. Proceeds from the event will go to support Glen Foerd’s efforts to preserve its 18-acre Delaware River estate, 5001 Grant Ave., that includes seven historic structures dating from the 1850s. Tickets are $175 per person or $200, including the afterparty ($250, including the afterparty, if bought after Sept. 22). Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through Oct. 7 at www.glenfoerd.org/weddingcrashersball. For more information, call 215-632-5330. ••

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 on Sept. 15 at Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Enroll in preschool

Preschool classes for 3- and 4-year-olds will start on Monday, Oct. 2, at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5185 Castor Ave. (at Pratt Street). The school, celebrating its 50th anniversary year, welcomes Eva Parisi as its lead teacher. Information can be found at www.stjamesphilly.org. ••

Golfers, sponsors needed

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will hold its 33rd annual scholarship golf outing supporting a fund for Catholic education on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at North Hills Country Club in Glenside. Golfers and sponsors are needed. Participants will have a chance to win a car or truck courtesy of Dunphy Ford. Call the alumni office at 215-543-1051 or visit northcatholicalumni.org. ••

Join the parade

The 46th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will be on Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Homemade floats are being accepted. Anyone in seventh grade or above who volunteers to carry a banner will receive six community service hours. To participate in the parade, call 215-624-6660, email info@thanksgivingparade.org or visit thanksgivingparade.org. ••

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. ••

Spiritual cinema and discussion

St. Luke will host a showing of My Dinner with Andre on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall, 1946 Welsh Road. The movie is about two friends who meet for dinner and consider the merits of enjoying the simple things of life vs. a more mystical approach. Light refreshments. Free will donations benefit St. Luke’s. ••

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. ••

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/. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Senior fair

State Rep. Jared Solomon will host a Senior Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7, 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. ••

Clothing drive for charity

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Saturday, Oct. 7, 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. ••

Dining event will aid charity

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center, is hosting a dining-in event at Ben & Irv’s Deli, 1962 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mention the Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter and a percentage of all proceeds will be donated to Fox Chase Cancer Center for patient care and medical research. ••

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. ••

Luncheon, entertainment

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting its opening luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. There will be a salmon meal and assorted desserts. Marcus Chaney, a song and dance performer, will entertain. The cost is $36. Send your checks to CSS payable to Sisterhood. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Trip to Ryerss

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a cultural trip to the Ryerss Mansion/Museum, 7370 Central Ave., on Friday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m.  The guided tour includes first-floor family parlors, the dining room and galleries of art and artifacts. Visitors will learn about the history of the Ryerss family and be able to visit the second-floor gallery and library, accessible only by stairs. The cost for the outing is $10. There is parking behind the building. Send your checks to CSS payable to Sisterhood. Include your phone number. For further information, call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••

Greater Bustleton Civic to meet

The Greater Bustleton Civic League will hold its monthly, open meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the community room of American Heritage Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Road. The meeting will include a discussion on a variance application for 1170 Surrey Road. Email gbustletoncl@gmail.com or call 215-676-6890. ••

Poetry reading at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave. in Burholme Park, will be hosting a poetry reading by Mary Rohrer-Dann from her new book, Accidents of Being: Poems from a Philadelphia Neighborhood, which centers around the park, museum and surrounding neighborhoods. The reading will be on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. ••

Back-to-school event

Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 3117 Longshore Ave. in Mayfair, is having a community outreach back-to-school event on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ••

Craft fair and flea market

Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave., will host a fall craft fair and flea market on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 20 local and small business vendors will be on site. ••

Trunk or Treat

Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave., will host a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3-5 p.m. ••

Luncheon at synagogue

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Sukkot luncheon following Sukkot services on Sunday, Oct. 1. The cost is $15 per person. Call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 for more details and to make a reservation. ••

Sukkah dinner

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting Steak and Salmon in the Sukkah on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Cost per person is $38. Mail your payment, marked Sukkah Dinner. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Harvest festival

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host a harvest festival on Sunday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $1 per adult and comes with a raffle ticket. There will be food, vendors, children’s games, a scarecrow contest, a gift shop, raffle baskets, a farmer’s market, house tours, a mini horse, bee demonstrations and a DJ. ••

Workshops at Holy Family

Holy Family University’s Family Center invites the community to its free fall workshops, which promote the “Value of Family,” during the months of October and November on the campus at Frankford and Grant avenues.

The four sessions of the “Living Fully” series will explore contemporary issues such as finding meaning and striving from life’s difficulties; exploring your creativity as a call from God; saving money with coupons – the latest updates; and reviewing common steps to protect yourself and loved ones. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Education Technology Center, Room 411.

The “Pathways to Prayer” series will examine how to understand and work through the peaks and valleys of one’s journey with the Lord. Using the book, Struggles in the Spiritual Life: Their Nature and Their Remedies, by the Rev. Timothy Gallagher, the series strives to give participants’ spiritual life a boost, help them avoid discouragement and sharpen their awareness of God’s presence, action and communication in their lives and experiences. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon in the Campus Center Chapel, Room 104.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with University faculty, staff and credentialed guest speakers. Register at holyfamily.edu. ••

New assistant prof at Fox Chase

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Dina Ioffe, as an assistant professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology. Ioffe received her bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she also served as an assistant instructor in the Department of Medicine. Ioffe did her hematology/oncology fellowship at Fox Chase and was chief fellow in her senior year.

Ioffe will be seeing patients with gastrointestinal malignancies at both Fox Chase and Temple University Hospital. Her research focuses on the management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

As a fellow, she was supported by a Fox Chase Cancer Center Young Investigator Award to investigate disparities in patterns of systemic care in patients with HCC using a large real-world database from Flatiron Health. The results were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2023 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. ••

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. Registration is $30, or $10 for kids under 12. 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 through Sept. 23. ••

Run in memory of 9/11 victims

The 18th annual Run for Peace will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8:45 a.m. at Penn Charter, 3000 W. School House Lane in East Falls. The event is in memory of Northwood native Peter Ortale (Penn Charter class of 1983), who was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and Kenny Caldwell (class of ‘89), who also died in the attacks. Ortale grew up on the 4900 block of Castor Ave. and attended St. Martin of Tours, Penn Charter and Duke University, where he graduated in 1987 and was a three-year All-American lacrosse player. At the time of his death, at age 37, he was working for Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower in New York. He was among 61 employees and friends of Euro Brokers who died that day.

The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds in memory of Ortale and Caldwell.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.penncharter.com/alumni/runforpeace. ••

Run to Remember Sept. 23

The annual Alisha C. Levin Run to Remember will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Ave. Levin, who grew up on the 1300 block of Wells St. in Castor Gardens, was killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 33. She was a 1986 graduate of Northeast. She later graduated from Hofstra University. She worked for three years for Fuji Bank in the World Trade Center’s South Tower. On the day of the attacks, terrorists first crashed an airplane into the North Tower. Seventeen minutes later, a plane struck the South Tower. Fuji Bank, which occupied the 79th through 82nd floors, lost 23 employees. Levin was the company’s vice president of human resources. Proceeds will benefit scholarships and programs at Northeast and Hofstra. For more information, visit alishalevinmemorial.org. ••

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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