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City Councilman Brian O’Neill will hold a recycle bucket giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9-11 a.m. at his office at 432 Rhawn St. (behind American Heritage). Call 215-685-6431. ••

Car show/flea market

An outside car show and flea market will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. Vendor spaces are $25. Call Rosemarie at 215-868-5304 to reserve a space. Car show registration is $20, and trophies will be given out. Call Bob at 267-968-2736 for car show details. ••

Meetings for mature adults

Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., has resumed its Mature Adults meetings, which will take place on the first and third Thursdays of the month. New members are welcome. Coffee will be served. ••

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. ••

St. Hubert craft fair

St. Hubert, 7320 Torresdale Ave, will host its annual craft fair on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Access the cafeteria at either the Bleigh Avenue or Ditman Street entrances. ••

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. ••

St. Jerome Seniors to meet

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

Gearo’s closes abruptly

Gearo’s Grille, 1913 Welsh Road, closed for good on Saturday night.

There is no word on whether another eatery will move into the spot.

Gearo’s opened in 1967. A spot at 6836 Bustleton Ave. closed in 2008. ••

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. ••

Polish festival on Saturday

A Polish American Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1-6 p.m. at St. John Cantius, 4415 Almond St. Admission is free. The festival will feature Polish and American food and refreshments, music, activities for the kids and vendors. Visit PolishAmericanCenter.com. ••

Party at Polish Home

The Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, will host a post-Pulaski Day Parade party on Sunday, Oct. 1, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Polish-American food and refreshments will be available, along with music and attractions for kids. Admission is free. ••

Depression screenings

People Acting To Help (PATH) will be providing free wellness and depression screenings at its headquarters at 1919 Cottman Ave. (at Castor Avenue), on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 1-4 p.m. The screenings are part of National Depression Screening Day, and are free, anonymous and open to all. Visit www.pathcenter.org. ••

Discussion of vascular health

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse (7600 Central Ave.) will host Keep Your Arteries and Veins Happy on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Amanda Philips, a Temple vascular and endovascular surgeon, will discuss the importance of vascular health as people grow older and what they can do to ensure a healthy and highly functional vascular system. To register, call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Casino trip to AC

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a trip to Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday, Nov. 2. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. and will leave Tropicana at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $35, due by Oct. 23. There will be $20 in slot cash. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Local opera shows

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

Next will be Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2:30 p.m. at Dock Woods, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale. Marriage of Figaro will also be performed on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer.

United Methodist Church of the Redeemer will host a performance of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.

Madame Butterfly will also be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at La Piovra Trattoria, 7901 High School Road, Elkins Park. The show and 3-course dinner cost $54.95. For a reservation, call 215-606-3800.

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

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.

A local date is Sept. 27, 2-7 p.m., at 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 entry 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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Attend writers event

Holy Family University’s Distinguished Writers Series will welcome former Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Education and Technology Center Auditorium (9801 Frankford Ave.). The event is free and open to the public. Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and co-editor of the anthology Peace is a Haiku Song and teaches poetry workshops. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

See Fiddler

The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will present Fiddler on the Roof on Oct. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Bill Arthur is the director and plays the lead role. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Payment can be made on Venmo @TheStarplayers or at Holmesburg  Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. For more information, call 215-685-8714, follow @starplayersPPR on Twitter, like the Facebook page or email Starplayers2013@gmail.com. ••

Clothing and more drive

The Bustleton Bengals will hold a Clothing Drive & “More” on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Conwell Avenue and President Street.

They will accept usable and wearable clothing and shoes, accessories, household items and small toys.

They will not accept pots, pans, large toys, board games, puzzles, electronics, glass, VCR tapes, CDs, books, oversized play sets or outdoor play sets and workout/exercise equipment.

All donations must be in a tied trash bag. The Bengals will receive payment based on price per pound.

If you’re unable to drop off your donations, call Chris Tarducci at 215-906-8179. ••

Local author releases novel

Mayfair author Becky Flade announced that Tirgearr Publishing has released her latest novel, Beautiful Dangerous, which is the fourth book in Flade’s award-winning series of romantic thrillers set in Philadelphia. It is available 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. ••

Proposed testing change

With the support of area school superintendents, Reps. Martina White and Eric Nelson unveiled a plan to eliminate the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing system used by public schools and replace it with benchmark testing technology.

“Benchmark testing technology is superior because it provides an objective, standardized and nationally recognized way to evaluate and compare student performance, which helps teachers and administrators in decision-making and improving classroom innovation and efficiency,” White said. ••

Halloween costumes for CHOP patients

Anthony “Stitch” Picariello, a letter carrier at Bustleton Post Office, is collecting new Halloween costumes to donate to the oncology floor at CHOP. The effort is in memory of Sophia Pasquarella, who died at age 8 on Halloween of leukemia. Her dad, Pete, began collecting costumes the following year to donate to the kids at CHOP so they could enjoy trick or treating like every other kid. There are drop boxes in the lobbies at the Bustleton and Somerton post offices and at the Somerton Youth Organization fields and clubhouse. The deadline to drop off is Oct. 10. For more information, call 215-588-7838 or email stitches1214@aol.com. ••

Flea market at Delaire

Delaire Landing, 9355 State Road, will host a flea market on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. The rain date is Oct. 15. The market will be open in the parking lot by the tennis courts. If interested in a spot, email Joyce at Jafineberg@yahoo.com. ••

Harvest Fair in Parkwood

3rd Reformed Church, 3024 Byberry Road in Parkwood, will host a free Harvest Fair on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be games, crafts, entertainment and refreshments. The rain date is Oct. 21. ••

Fundraiser for cosmetology students

Tomika Lynn Miles, owner of Journey Hair Salon, 7041 Castor Ave., will hold a “Pieces of Me” gala fundraiser on Oct. 8, from 6-10 p.m. at the IATSE Ballroom and Anthony Caterers, 2401 S. Swanson St. Proceeds will benefit continuing education for graduating cosmetology students.

Tickets cost $125 and include dinner, open bar, live entertainment and a red carpet.

Call 215-722-8010. ••

Third Thursday in Tacony

Tacony Community Development Corporation will hold its final Third Thursday event on Oct. 19 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. ••

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. ••

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 $250, including the afterparty. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through Oct. 7 at www.glenfoerd.org/weddingcrashersball. For more information, call 215-632-5330. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace

The World Apostolate of Fatima is sponsoring a Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy Church, 3001 Levick St. Devotions include procession of Fatima statue from Fatima, rosary and benediction. All are welcome. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. Call 215-934-6206. ••

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. ••

Historic Bristol Day

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation Inc. will be hosting the 47th Historic Bristol Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The event includes house tours and a Tea, entertainment, crafters and vendors, car show, antique boat display, walking tour, archaeological dig, children’s corner, mural arts tour, public buildings and worship sites, food court, baked goods table and free shuttle service.  This year, the Schooner North Wind, a 75-foot vessel owned by Gloucester City Sail, will offer one-hour Delaware River Cruises from the Bristol Wharf. Fee is $25 or $10 for children 12 and under. Advance reservations are recommended at https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/northwindsail/items/407978/calendar/2023/10/.

For more information, visit www.bristolhistory.org. ••

Vaccine shots

Representatives from Giant Pharmacy will offer flu and other vaccine shots at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Thursday, 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. ••

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. ••

Events at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park, will host a number of events in October.

The schedule is: Friday, Oct. 6, 1-3 p.m. (Genealogy Group: How to dig up your ancestors); Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (used book sale and fiber craft show); Sunday, Oct. 8. 1-3 p.m. (Manga Club for ages 11-14); Friday, Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m. (Fibercraft Friends); Saturday, Oct. 14 (10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Storytime: We Love Trains; noon to 4 p.m., model train exhibit); Sunday, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m. (local history lecture by Micahel Wunsch); Friday, Oct. 20., 1-3 p.m. (Book Club: The Dictionary of Lost Words); Friday, Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. (Fibercraft Friends); and Saturday, Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m. (Wizards and Witches Party). ••

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. ••

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. ••

Attend CORA Fest

The third annual CORA Fest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at CORA Services, 8540 Verree Road. The free event will feature a bubble magician, magic show, balloon animals, carnival games and prizes, arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, a giant inflatable slide, music, Zumba, face painting, food and a community baby shower. ••

Breakfast for the community

Redemption Lutheran Church, 8001 Bustleton Ave. (at Rhawn Street), will host a Community Meal/Family Learning Time on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. There will be breakfast, learning and crafts. All are welcome. Future community meals and family learning time events will be on the second Sunday of every month. ••

Bingo at Christ the King

The Christ the King Men’s Association is sponsoring bingo on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Christ the King Parish Hall, 3252 Chesterfield Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., with first call at 7. The cost is $20 per person, which includes 10 bingo cards. Additional cards, daubers, beer, wine, soft drinks and bagged snacks will be available for purchase. There will also be a 50/50. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and refreshments. Children are welcome. Call George Fallon at 215-519-5320. ••

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. ••

Money for NE Airport

U.S. Sens. Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman and U.S. Reps. Brendan Boyle and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5) announced that Philadelphia International Airport is receiving $23,730,790 in new federal infrastructure funding from the Department of Transportation and Northeast Philadelphia Airport is receiving $2,824,150.

“I am proud to bring this federal funding back to Northeast Philadelphia and the jobs that come with it,” Boyle said. “Northeast Philadelphia Airport plays a vital role in generating more than 3,100 jobs right here in our community. I’ll never stop fighting for the resources we need from Washington.” ••

Parkinson’s support group

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse (7600 Central Ave.) will host a meeting of a Parkinson’s disease support group on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. Dr. Willard Kasoff, associate professor of neurosurgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple, will discuss challenges of the diseases and ways to empower each other. To register or request more information, call June Ro at 215-707-2619 or email Jungyoon.Ro@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Fall craft fair

Villages of Pine Valley, 900 Pine Valley Blvd., will host a fall craft fair on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the clubhouse. The fair will feature homemade candy, jewelry, wreaths, candles, artwork and more. Access is off of 8540 Verree Road. Call Kathy at 215-722-1501. ••

Sign up for golf outing

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will hold its 101st annual Directors Cup Golf Challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at North Hills Country Club, 99 Station Ave. in Glenside. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 p.m., cocktail hour at 5 and dinner at 6. The cost is $400 for individual golfers, or $200 for dinner only. Sponsorships are available. Checks can be made payable to Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and mailed to 2068 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. ••

Drawing and painting course

A new six-session drawing and painting multi-media art course for active and maturing adults will be offered at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The public is invited to join with members. The classes will be conducted by Russ Williams, an award-winning artist, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekly through Nov. 21. Williams explains that participants will learn how to create line, form, volume, shadow and light as well as the use of traditional painting techniques employing various mediums. Composition, paint mixing and glazing also will be part of the course. People of all skill levels are welcome. Cost for the six sessions is $75 per person, which must be paid in advance at the KleinLife front desk. For additional information, contact Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or sgeltzer@kleinlife.org. ••

Benefits of plant-based nutrition

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse (7600 Central Ave.) will host The Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Briana Walters, a Temple clinical dietitian, will describe all the benefits of plant-based nutrition and provide some suggestions for recipes that incorporate this healthier alternative so people can work these foods into their everyday diet. To register, call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Learn about diabetes

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will host a free six-week diabetes-management workshop for people 60 or older with diabetes or caring for someone who has the disease. Workshops are scheduled for Tuesdays, Oct. 24 and 31 and Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to join with members. To register and for additional information, contact Inna Gulko at 215-698-7300, Ext. 195 or igulko@kleinlife.org. ••

Trip to Brooklyn

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a “Brooklyn Christmas Lights” bus trip on Thursday, Dec. 7. The itinerary includes a full-course dinner at Tommaso’s Restaurant, followed by a tour of the decorated homes in the Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge sections of Brooklyn. Cost is $172. Reservations close on Nov. 1. Call 215-788-7537. ••

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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