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Garden meeting on Saturday

Benjamin Rush Garden Association is accepting applications through June for gardeners to get a garden plot. There will be a meet and greet at the gardens, on Southampton Road in Benjamin Rush State Park, on March 2, from noon to 3 p.m. The garden opening assignment days are March 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and March 24, from noon to 3 p.m. Details are at www.benjaminrushgardens.org ••

Meeting on Castor Ave.

Take Back Your Neighborhood will hold a town hall meeting about proposed construction on Castor Avenue on Saturday, March 30, at 9 a.m. at Northeast Services Hub, 6434-36 Castor Ave. State Rep. Jared Solomon and representatives from PennDOT and SEPTA will be on hand. TBYN opposes the plan to convert Castor, from Oxford Circle to Cottman Avenue, into one lane of traffic each way. ••

Dinner and a show

Villa Barolo Ristorante, 1373 Easton Road in Warrington, will present Joey C’s Variety Dinner on Thursday, March 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6, followed by the show at 7:30. The show will feature the sounds of Frank Sinatra and entertainment by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis impersonators. Tickets are $100 and include taxes and gratuities. For tickets, call Villa Barolo at 215-491-9370. ••

Shabbat Across America

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will celebrate the 28th annual Shabbat Across America on Friday, March 1, at 6:15 p.m. The evening will include dinner, services and an Oneg Shabbat. Dinner costs $24. Make a reservation at 215-677-1600. ••

Life cycle class

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a life cycle class on birth taught by Rabbi Sandi Berliner on Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. For reservations and more information, call 215-677-1600. ••

March book club

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. The book is The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lois Nelson Spielman. To register or for more information, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Ryan winter social

Archbishop Ryan High School will hold a winter social on March 2, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. The event will feature The Exceptions, DJ Bobby Sacco, raffles and a silent auction. All alumni, parents and supporters of Ryan are invited. Tickets, sponsorships and raffles are available at https://www.arhs.me/2024wintersocial. ••

Preschool storytime

Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, will host preschool storytime on Thursdays, March 7, 14 and 28, at 10:30 a.m. There will be stories, songs and fingerplays. Storytime is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Call 215-685-9383. ••

Yoga classes

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will offer Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra classes on Fridays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., from March 1 to April 12. There is no class on Good Friday, March 29. The cost is $15 per class, which will be led by Tiffany Cooper. Call 215-934-6206. ••

A group for moms

A Sacred Mother’s Circle will meet at Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, on Wednesdays, from March 13 to April 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per class. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Program on Holmesburg Prison experiments

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison on Monday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m. Allen M. Hornblum, author of Acres of Skin, will give a presentation on the history of the use of inmates at Holmesburg Prison for medical research. ••

Spaghetti dinner

St. Andrew’s In-the-Field Episcopal Church, 500 Somerton Ave., will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 9, from 3-6 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children. Call 215-673-5938. ••

Flea market

St. Dominic Catholic Daughters will hold a flea market at Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave., on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ••

7th District PSA-2 meetings moved

The 7th District’s Police Service Area Zone #2 public meetings will meet at the American Heritage Community Room, 2060 Red Lion Road, at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is March 5. PSA meetings serve as an opportunity for residents to speak with ranking police officials. They can ask questions about crime and quality-of-life issues and bring concerns directly to the officers patrolling their community. Tom James and Bob Stewart serve as PSA-2 Community Representatives for the 7th Police District Advisory Council and liaisons with the captain’s staff regularly. PSA Zone #2 covers the area of Bloomfield Avenue north to Red Lion Road and Roosevelt Boulevard west to Pine Road. ••

Vendors/crafters wanted

St. Hubert Parent Association will host a vendor/craft fair on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost per table is $20 and a $20 value product donation. Venmo payment to @st-hubert-pa or mail to St. Hubert High School, 7320 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136. For more information, email Sheila Picinich at s.picinich@olcalvaryschool.org or Sandy Vaughan at sacoleman@philasd.org. ••

History meeting

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will meet on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Pennepack Baptist Meetinghouse, 8732 Krewstown Road. The topic will be on St. Katherine Drexel. The speaker will be author Cordelia Frances Biddle. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. ••

Trip to winery

St. Hilary Travels is going to Tomasello Winery on Sunday, May 19, for the Totally Tenors Opera Gala featuring arias, songs, contemporary classics and a meal consisting of salad, soup, bread, butter, entrée and dessert. A motorcoach will depart at 12:30 p.m. at Verree Road and Solly Avenue and return at about 7 or 7:30. The cost is $120, payable by April 9 with check or money order to St. Hilary Travels, Attn: Trips, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, PA 19046. ••

Oversight for stop and go’s

State Rep. Anthony Bellmon has been appointed to the Stop-and-Go Legislative Task Force. Stop-and-go establishments are convenience stores or delis that also sell beer and liquor. People who purchase the alcohol can consume it right outside of the establishment. The task force is comprised of members of the state House and Senate, an appointee of the governor and an ex-officio member of the Liquor Control Board that is tasked with addressing issues around stop-and-go establishments in Philadelphia. 

“Stop-and-go stores have contributed to many problems in neighborhoods across Philadelphia, which is why we must provide better oversight for them,” Bellmon said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on this task force to address this issue and work to improve the quality of life of all Pennsylvanians.” ••

Bag of clothing sale

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., will hold a bag sale through Feb. 29. Fill a bag of clothing for $5. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop will be closed March 1-7, reopening March 8, fully restocked for spring and summer. Call 215-624-9130. ••

Event at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park, will hold a Genealogy Group meeting on Friday, March 1, from 1-3 p.m. Call 215-685-0599 or visit ryerssmuseum.org. ••

SEPTA workers back Solomon

Transport Workers Union Local 234, which represents 5,000 Philadelphia-area transit workers, including most of SEPTA’s drivers and other blue-collar employees, endorsed state Rep. Jared Solomon, a Democratic attorney general candidate.

“President Pollitt and I are proud to endorse Jared Solomon for attorney general,” said Joe Coccio, secretary-treasurer of TWU Local 234. “We know Jared’s values. He will always support organized labor and fight for working-class Pennsylvanians as hard as he has in Northeast Philadelphia as a champion for bringing new jobs and opportunities through the Roosevelt Boulevard rapid transit project.”

“Having the support of the operators, mechanics and blue collar workers of SEPTA’s largest union means so much to me,” Solomon said. “We are at a generational moment with the Roosevelt Boulevard rapid transit project and we have an incredible opportunity to build the next generation of workers that will ensure Northeast Philadelphia is connected to the rest of the city. Other major cities are doing large-scale infrastructure projects and Philadelphia can, too.” ••

Help repair Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Philadelphia’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at 108 Spruce St., near Penn’s Landing, was badly vandalized last August, with the thief making off with brass lighting plate covers and custom-made concrete skateboard barriers.

Despite IBEW Local 98 stepping up to offer to cover all costs of the labor required to repair the extensive damage, officials of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial just announced that they still need $50,000 to cover the costs of materials. IBEW Local 98, which has long supported military vets, police officers, firefighters and all first responders, is leading a fundraising effort on behalf of the Memorial.

“Approximately 58,000 members of the U.S. military died in service to our nation in the Vietnam War, many of them Philadelphians,” said Mark Lynch Jr., Business Manager of IBEW Local 98. “Our city’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a beautiful, moving tribute to those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. The fact that someone would vandalize it is a disgrace. It’s now up to everyday Philadelphians, as well as to our corporate and philanthropic communities, to raise the funds needed to return the Memorial to its original glory.”

Checks payable to “Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial” can be mailed to the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 29425, Philadelphia, PA 19125. You can also make a secure online donation on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial website (https://pvvm.org/). ••

Democrats want lower income limits for scholarships

State Rep. Joe Ciresi, a Montgomery County Democrat, has introduced a bill to reform the Educational Improvement Tax Credit and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit programs for private and religious schools. There are 17 co-sponsors, all Democrats. Ciresi argues that taxpayers are subsidizing private school tuition for many families who could afford it even without the taxpayer-funded scholarships. The legislation would lower the eligibility income limit for EITC and OSTC scholarships to 200% of the federal poverty line and adjust definitions of household income to better align with what’s used for other state programs; reduce the cap on administrative expenses and close loopholes by requiring money to be spent on administrating scholarship programs; and expand data collection that will allow for the evaluation of program effectiveness and to ensure that scholarships are going to those who need them. ••

Upcoming opera performances

Amici Opera Company will present Donizetti’s La Regina Di Golconda on Saturday, March 2, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave. There will be two performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni: Saturday, March 9, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer; and Sunday, March 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Dock Woods, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale. United Methodist Church of the Redeemer will host a production of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. L’Italiana in Algeri will be performed on Tuesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. at La Piovra, 7901 High School Road, Elkins Park. The evening will include a 3-course dinner. The cost is $54.95 (tips and tax not included). BYOB. For reservations, call 215-606-3800. For more information, call 215-224-0257 or visit the Amici Opera Company page on Facebook. ••

Sign up for senior softball

The Philadelphia Senior Softball League is looking for experienced players for its 68-and-over and 58-and-over leagues. The 58-plus teams play Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 68-plus teams play Mondays and Fridays. All games start at 10 a.m. and are played at Crispin Fields, at Holme and Convent avenues. Games start mid-April and run till the end of September. No games in July. For the 58-plus league, call Mike Bojanowski at 215-801-4869. For the 68-plus league, call Marty King at 215-409-5021. ••

Sign up for St. Cecilia run

The second annual St. Cecilia School Legacy Run will take place on Saturday, April 20. The event is a 5K run/1-mile walk that raises money for a scholarship fund that benefits students at St. Cecilia who have a parent who is an alum of St. Cecilia or St. William. Sign up at https://runningintheusa.com/details/137457. ••

Learn about Lafayette

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation, 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough, will present Lafayette: An American Hero Receives a Grand Reception on Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Bruce Mowday, author of Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero, will make the presentation. Light refreshments will be served. A donation of $5 per attendee is suggested. Students are free. Call 215-788-7537. ••

Dental education program

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and research shows cavities are the most common childhood disease in the United States.

Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters Community Outreach dental educators offer a free early childhood dental education program to preschools, daycare centers, elementary schools, day camps and  other educational organizations that teach children about proper oral health in a fun and interactive way and how not to be afraid of going to the dentist.

In age-appropriate, 30-minute lessons for children ages 2-6, dental educators teach how to combat cavities with proper brushing and flossing techniques, healthy nutrition and visiting the dentist twice yearly for checkups and cleanings.

The program explains to children what they can expect to see, hear, smell and experience during a dental visit. The lesson allows children to share their individual experiences and emotions in a supportive format, with any early misconceptions or misinformation explained away. When the program is over, each child goes home with a goody bag containing a new toothbrush, coloring book, stickers and important parent information that reinforces lessons they have learned and encourages them to practice good dental hygiene at home.

The early dental education program is available year round. For information, email community@cavitybusters.com.

For more early childhood oral and dental health information, visit cavitybusters.com.

Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters is home to eight Philadelphia and suburban locations, including one at 8566 Bustleton Ave. and 240 Geiger Road. ••

History-themed bus trip

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to the historic Village of Roebling and historic Bordentown on Thursday, April 11. The itinerary will include a docent-led tour of the Roebling Museum and a leisurely walking tour of the Village, established in 1905 by Charles G. Roebling as a complete self-sustaining community for the workers of the Roebling Steel Mill, followed by lunch at the Old Town Pub in Bordentown and a visit to Point Breeze, the former estate of Joseph Bonaparte. The all-inclusive cost is $125. For a flyer and reservation form, call 215-788-2106. Reservations close on March 4. ••

Senior softball league seeks players

The Bucks 65+ Senior Softball League is holding registration for the upcoming season, which begins in April. Indoor practices will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Pennsbury Racquet Club, 375 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville. For information, go to www.bucksseniorsoftball.com or email Bill at bbjt03@gmail.com or Jack at Zupan.jack@gmail.com. ••

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. Call Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••

Bingo at Loudenslager

Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., is offering community bingo every second and fourth Friday evenings. Doors open at 6:30, games start at 7:20. Refreshments available. ••

Ryan ’74 reunion

The Archbishop Ryan High School Class of 1974 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Friday, May 31, from 7-11 p.m., at the Southampton Room, 2980 Southampton Road. For tickets or more information, go to https://www.arhs.me/update ••

A class on marriage

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a life cycle class on marriage taught by Rabbi Sandi Berliner on Tuesday, April 2, at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. For reservations and more information, call 215-677-1600. ••

April book club

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m. The book is The Gown by Jennifer Robson. To register or for more information, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Bingo in March

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting bingo on Zoom on Mondays, March 11 and March 18, starting at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards for eight games of bingo each night. Send your payment to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo. Include your email address to receive the Zoom link. Call Gerry or Nancy at 215-677-1600. ••

Synagogue Sisterhood meeting      

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 1 p.m. Jack Myers will present a free program on genealogy. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Life cycle class

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a life cycle class on B’Nai Mitzvah taught by Rabbi Sandi Berliner on Tuesday, March 26, at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. To make a reservation or for more information, call 215-677-1600. ••

Writers series at Holy Family

Holy Family University will welcome fiction and creative nonfiction novelist Liz Moore in its Distinguished Writers Series on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Education and Technology Center auditorium (9801 Frankford Ave.). The event is free and open to the public. Free off-street parking is available. Call 215-637-7700. ••

Free tax preparation

People who need help preparing their federal income tax return can take advantage of the free assistance program offered by KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. The program will run through April 12 and is available to everyone with incomes of up to $73,000 whether filing single or joint returns. Call 215-698-7300, Ext. 194 to make an appointment. Have all of your tax information, including last year’s federal tax return, W-2, 1099 and real estate tax bill. ••

Donate blood

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is holding its annual blood drive being run by the American Red Cross on Sunday, March 17. Appointments are available starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. In addition to donating blood, you can volunteer to check people in and assist where needed. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve your time slot or for more details, call 215-677-1600. ••

Support Storm the Heavens

Storm the Heavens Fund will hold its sixth annual Bean’s Ball on March 9 at 7 p.m. at Vie, 600 N. Broad St.

The masquerade ball will be held in memory of Philomena “Bean” Stendardo, an 8-year-old from Port Richmond who died in 2017 of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a fatal form of brain cancer that mostly affects kids under 11.

Philomena’s parents, Mark and Mina, started the Storm the Heavens Fund to spread awareness and fund research for DIPG.Tickets cost $275. For information on tickets, sponsorships and event booklet ads or to make a donation, visit StormTheHeavens.org. ••

Book review for charity

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is having a book review on Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. at Guiseppe’s, 990 Second Street Pike, Richboro. The book being discussed is Mad Honey by Jodi Piccoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan. 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. ••

Donate clothes

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham. 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 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••

Charity fashion show

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a fashion show, Couture For The Cure, on Sunday, May 5, at Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland. The cost is $68 and includes full-course lunch and fashion show. There will be raffles, boutiques and jewelry and craft vendors. BOC Productions will present Fashions from Marlene’s of Collingswood, New Jersey. Doors open at 10 a.m. for shopping. Lunch will start at 12:30 p.m. Call Lorraine at 610-277-3631 for tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••

New Fox Chase doc in breast program

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Joyce G. Habib as an assistant professor in the breast medical oncology program in the Department of Hematology/Oncology.

Habib attended the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where she obtained her medical doctorate degree followed by her first year of residency in internal medicine. She completed her internal medicine training and then her fellowship in medical oncology at Baylor University Medical Center. She did postfellowship training in clinical research at the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels.

Her first academic appointment was as assistant professor in the division of hematology/oncology from July 2020 to July 2021 at the University of Arkansas, where she focused on breast cancer. She has worked as a consulting oncologist at the Fouad Khoury Hospital and Sacre Coeur Hospital in Beirut and as a consulting oncologist in breast and gynecological cancers at Healthbay Polyclinic in Dubai.

More recently, she worked as a medical oncology consultant at Al Zahra University Hospital in Beirut, where she focused on solid tumors and benign and malignant hematology.

Habib is the founder of FACEcancer.org, a nongovernmental organization that aims to improve cancer literacy and provide access to oncology and supportive care in the Middle East. She is also currently an expert consultant for the World Health Organization in Geneva, where she provides technical inputs and edits to WHO tools related to global and/or national investment cases and forecasting access to cancer medicines and the implementation of the global platform for access to childhood cancer medicines.

She has played a leading role in the development and implementation of effective strategies to reduce the economic burden of cancer care in Lebanon and contributed to the country’s first national cancer control plan.

Habib is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society for Medical Oncology and the Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology. She speaks English, French and Arabic. ••

First ladies and suffrage

First Ladies of the United States and Suffrage, the Fight for Women’s Rights will be the subjects for a live performance presented by Trish Chambers at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on March 25. The show will begin at 12:45 p.m. Chambers will dress in period costumes for the show, and there will be information on first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. Cost for the program is $3 per person. For additional information and reservations, contact Andrea Kimelheim at 215-698-7300, Ext. 176 or akimelhein@kleinlife.org. ••

Millbrook Civic to meet

Millbrook Civic Association will meet on April 30, at 7 p.m., at the Calvary Athletic Association clubhouse, 4330 Deerpath Lane. Future meetings will be on June 25, Sept. 24, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26. For more information, email millbrookcivic@verizon.net ••

Attend special Mass

St. Martin of Tours, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd., invites everyone to a Mass to celebrate its pastor, the Rev. Efren Esmilla, becoming a bishop in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Mass is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. A reception will follow in the gym. Call 215-535-2962. ••

St. Jerome Seniors to meet

Upcoming St. Jerome Seniors meetings are on Thursdays, March 14 and March 28, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford Street. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meetings begin promptly at 11. ••

Events at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park, will host the following programs in March and April:

Friday, March 1, 1-3 p.m. (Genealogy Group); Friday, March 8, 1-3 p.m. (Fibercraft Friends); Saturday, March 9, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Storytime: Come celebrate Robert Ryerss’ birthday with us); Sunday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. (Manga Club: Haikyu!); Friday, March 15, 1-3 p.m. (Book Club: The Lost Apothecary by Rose Penner); Saturday, March 16, 1-2 p.m. (Victorian medicine lecture by Herb Kaufman); Friday, March 22, 1-3 p.m. (Fibercraft Friends); Saturday, March 23, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Storytime: Welcome Spring); Friday, April 5, 1-3 p.m. (Genealogy Group); Saturday, April 6, 1-3 p.m. (Watercolor Workshop with Lucy Roehm, for adults, registration required); Sunday, April 7, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Book Talk: Final Touchstones by Linda Romanowski); Friday, April 12, 1-3 p.m. (Fibercraft Friends); Saturday, April 13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Storytime); Sunday, April 14, 1-3 p.m. (afternoon team with Mary Ann); Friday, April 19, 1-3 p.m. (Book Club).

The museum will be closed March 29-31.

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

Women’s Day program

The Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6401 Martins Mill Road, will host an International Women’s Day program on Friday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in its social hall. The guest speaker will be Maureen O’Connell, associate professor of Christian Ethics in La Salle University’s Department of Religion and Theology. The topic will be Finding Your Roots in Philadelphia. The program is for people 60 and older. The public is invited. ••

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