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St. Hubert headed to A.C.

St. Hubert will hold its ninth annual summer fun day trip on Monday, June 17. A bus will depart the school, 7320 Torresdale Ave., at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back about 9 p.m. There will be a one-hour ride on an Atlantic City-based cruise ship and a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $15 back in slot cash and a $15 food voucher. There will be a sit-down dinner and complimentary wine tasting at Tomasello Winery. The cost is $115, due by May 1. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

Ryan performing musical

Archbishop Ryan Music Theater will present three performances of the musical comedy whodunit Curtains. Show times will be 7 p.m. on April 19-20 and 1 p.m. on April 21. Curtains tells the story of a musical-loving detective who tries to solve the murder of a leading lady in 1959 Boston. For ticket information, call 215-637-1800. ••

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. ••

Theater show and lunch trip

The Lincoln Culture Association will take a bus trip on April 24 to see Daniel at Sight & Sound, a theater in Lancaster County. The group will visit Kitchen Kettle Village and have lunch at Shady Maple. The cost is $160. Call 215-676-5423. ••

Upcoming opera performances

Amici Opera Company has several upcoming performances, starting with Rossini’s Barber of Seville on Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.

The Barber of Seville will be featured in a dinner opera on Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. at La Piovra, 7901 High School Road, Elkins Park. The cost is $54.95 (tips and tax not included). BYOB. For reservations, call 215-606-3800.

There will be two performances of Debussy’s Pelleas & Melisande at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer. They are scheduled for Sundays, April 28 and May 5, at 3 p.m.

Call 215-224-0257 or visit the Amici Opera Company page on Facebook. ••

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. ••

Happy birthday, Torresdale Library

Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave., will celebrate its 52nd birthday on Saturday, April 20. There will be preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m.; airbrush tattoos from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; live animals from the Center for Aquatic Sciences at noon; and the band Minas performing The Beatles in Bossa at 2:30. Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of Torresdale Library. ••

Bingo at Christ the King

The Christ the King Men’s Association will sponsor bingo on Saturday, April 20 in the CTK parish hall, 3252 Chesterfield Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., with first call at 7. The cost is $20 per person. Beer, wine, soft drinks and bagged snacks will be available for sale. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and refreshments. There will also be a 50-50. For tickets, call George Fallon at 215-519-5320. ••

Holistic approach to creativity

Cranaleith Spiritual Center will present Spiritual Practices for Creative Fulfillment on Tuesdays, April 23 and 30 and May 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $75 for the online series. Call 215-934-6206 or visit cranaleith.org. ••

Importance of exercise

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7604 Central Ave., will host Which Exercise is Best on Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. Physical therapist Lynda Devlin, will discuss the importance of engaging in a physically active lifestyle and how it can benefit adults, including older adults. To register, call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

St. Jerome Seniors to meet

Upcoming St. Jerome Seniors meetings are on Thursdays, April 25, and May 9 and 23 in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meeting begins promptly at 11. ••

Passover barbecue

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will hold its annual Passover barbecue on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. Cost for adults is $28 per person. The menu is chicken, hot dogs, chips, salad, gefilte fish, fruit, cake and more. Call the CSS office, 215-677-1600, for further details or to make your reservations. ••

Baseball players wanted

Loudenslager American Legion Post 366 is looking for baseball players for the upcoming season. Players must be born in 2005 or later and reside in the Northeast, east of Roosevelt Boulevard. The team also needs an assistant coach. For more information, call Conrad Kraus at 215-379-8100. ••

3 upcoming trips

The Maternity BVM Seniors Group has three upcoming trips. The group will attend a tribute to the Platters at the Tropicana in Atlantic City on Monday, June 17. The cost is $70. The group will travel to Lancaster on Thursday, Dec. 12, for a luncheon and the show Joy to the World at the American Music Theatre. For information on both trips, call 215-338-9141.

There is a trip to the Smoky Mountain Show (Dollywood) from Oct. 7-12. For more information, call 215-964-7125 ••

Lecture on climate change

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will present a free lecture, Hotter, Wetter, Weirder: Climate Change in Philadelphia, with writer-naturalist and longtime environmental educator Mike Weilbacher, on Saturday, April 20, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required by visiting www.glenfoerd.org/events. ••

Greater Bustleton to meet

In observance of Passover, the Greater Bustleton Civic League will hold its monthly membership meeting a week early on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the community room of American Heritage Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Road. The meeting is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to join. Email gbustletoncl@gmail.com or call 215-676-6890. ••

White wants LNG exports

In response to the Biden administration’s blockade of liquified natural gas, Rep. Martina White and the House Republican Policy Committee convened a hearing and news conference to discuss the growing demand for LNG and the negative implications of halting new exportation.

The hearing, Fueling Pennsylvania’s Future: Liquid Natural Gas, featured the following testifiers: Carl Marrara, executive director, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association; John Bane, director of government affairs, EQT Corporation; and Rob Bair, president, Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council.

In the United States, Pennsylvania is the second-largest producer of natural gas. According to an economic impact report published by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, 500 million tons of CO2 emissions were reduced since 2010 because of natural gas utilization.

“Pennsylvania is on a direct path for an electricity crisis,” White said. “This not a partisan issue; it’s an issue for all. Pennsylvania has an abundance of natural gas. Let’s meet the growing energy demand and put Pennsylvania to work for our state, our country and our world.” ••

Yard sale on Saturday

There will be a yard sale on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 4307 Arendell Ave. All proceeds benefit the historical Tacony Baptist Church. The rain date is April 21, 9 a.m. to noon. ••

Sunday flea market returns

A flea market will take place every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November at Liberty Plaza, 90 Franklin Mills Blvd. (near Knights Road). The cost for vendors is $30 per parking space. For more information, call 215-625-FLEA (3532) or visit PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••

Hear the Fab Four

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host Beatles in Bossa on Tuesday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. Listen to recreations of your favorite Beatles song in Brazilian styles of Samba, Bossa Nova, Frevo, Partido Alto and Choro. Suitable for adults and families. ••

Come to Healthy Kids Day

The Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road, is inviting the public to Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free. There will be a petting zoo, moonbounce, face painting, balloon sculptures, the Lolly Hopewood Children’s Show and sports class demos. State Rep. Ed Neilson and Sen. Jimmy Dillon will cut the ribbon for the new wood gym floor, designed to house basketball, pickleball and gymnastics. ••

Support life

A coalition of local pro-life organizations is sponsoring a “Night for Life” on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Katherine of Siena Parish Center, 9700 Frankford Ave. The event will feature the Stanton Family Irish Music Singers and Quizzo. The cost is $35. Sponsorships are available. The fundraiser will support a pro-life billboard on I-95 in the Northeast that promotes the pro-life message and abortion alternative services. To register, visit WWW.PaProLifeCoalition.org or call 215-393-3610. ••

Bus trip to Lancaster County

St. William Travel is planning a trip to Lancaster County on June 20. There will be a Magic & Wonder Theater show, buffet lunch at Shady Maple, round trip by motorcoach, with all taxes and gratuities included. The cost is $120. Bus departs from Gloria Dei Estates, 1304 Rhawn St., at 9:15 a.m. and returns 6:15 p.m. Check or money order payable to St. William Travel can be sent c/o 206 Benner St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Call 215-745-7199. ••

Explore journey of immigrant

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will present Spring Book Circle Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora on Thursdays, April 18 and 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per session. The book is the journey of a young Salvadoran boy making his way to the United States. Call 215-934-6206 or visit cranaleith.org. ••

Events at Ryerss

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

Friday, April 19, 1-3 p.m. (Book Club); Saturdays, April 20 and 27, 1 p.m. (jazz concerts).

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

Preschool storytime

Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, will host preschool storytime on Thursday, April 25, 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. ••

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. ••

A night for educators

Holy Family University’s Department of Graduate and Adult Admissions invites area educators and those considering a career in education to an Evening with the School of Education on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in the Education & Technology Center Auditorium on its campus, 9801 Frankford Ave. A light dinner featuring a Taste of Philly will be served. To register or for more information, call 215-637-7700 or email Shawn Kennedy at skennedy@holyfamily.edu. ••

Vendors wanted

A flea market will take place on May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pennypack Woods Community Center, 8724 Crispin St. Vendor tables cost $25. Call 215-331-5828. ••

Variety dinner show on April 26

Ristorante Denicola will present Joey C’s Variety Dinner Show on Friday, April 26. There will be a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the show at 8. Joey C will play the music of Frank Sinatra, while Robert Cabella and Angelo Capone will perform as Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, respectively. Tickets cost $75, which includes taxes and gratuities. BYOB. Ristorante Denicola is at 130 Almshouse Road, Suite 405, in the Mallard Creek Shopping Center, in Richboro. For tickets, call Theresa at 215-452-2337. ••

Free jazz concerts

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with free concerts in April. The schedule is Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, at 11:30 a.m.; and Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. Registration is required. Visit www.glenfoerd.org/events or call 215-632-5501, Ext. 17. ••

Donate blood

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate blood.

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.

Anther date is April 23, from 2-7 p.m., at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division No. 39, 7229 Tulip St.

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

Entertainment at Parx

Parx Casino is offering the following upcoming entertainment:

April 18: Joe Conklin’s Comedy Night, with Joey Kola and Gary Delena; April 20: Psychic Matt Fraser; April 27: Andrew Dice Clay; May 11: Tracy Morgan; May 17: Femmes of Rock; May 18: Sebastian Bach; May 31: Reik; June 1: Joss Stone; June 14: Almost Queen, a tribute to Queen; June 21: Corinne Bailey Rae; July 13: Clay Walker; Aug. 3: Tyler Henry, The Hollywood Medium; Aug. 10: Dylan Scott; Sept. 7: Australian Pink Floyd; Nov. 21: Aaron Lewis; and Nov. 23: Steve Trevino. ••

Debate over judicial nominee

A group of Democratic state and local elected officials issued a statement urging the U.S. Senate to move forward with considering President Joe Biden’s nominee, Adeel Mangi, to the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. If confirmed, Mangi would become the first Muslim American to serve on a federal appeals court.

Issuing the statement were state Reps. Tarik Khan, Arvind Venkat, Patty Kim and Jason Dawkins, state Sens. Nikil Saval and Sharif Street, Montgomery County Commissioner Neil Makhija and City Councilwoman Nina Ahmad.

They wrote, “Mr. Mangi is an excellent candidate and highly qualified individual whose nomination is now at risk due to a right-wing smear campaign tainted with Islamophobic rhetoric and outright lies. We are extremely disturbed that the nomination of a highly qualified judicial nominee would be in doubt because of the fact he is Muslim.”

Mangi will likely not be confirmed, as Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto are opposed.

Some law enforcement groups are also opposed, citing Mangi’s affiliation with the Alliance of Families for Justice, a prison reform organization that has advocated for the release of some cop killers. ••

Bingo at Cannstatter’s

Bingo is played every Thursday at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Call 215-322-0121. ••

Support for Parkinson’s

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus hosts a Parkinson’s Disease Support Group on the second Wednesday of every other month. The meetings will take place from 5-6 p.m. at the Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7604 Central Ave. The group is led by nurse practitioner June Ro and attended by guest speakers, patients and caregivers.

The guest speakers are occupational therapist Diana Parkinson (June 12); Dr. Nancy Minniti, a neuropsychologist (Aug. 14); Dr. Molly Cincotta, a neurologist (Oct. 9); and social worker Luisa Enriquez (Dec. 11).

To register, contact June Ro at 215-707-2619 or Jungyoon.Ro@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Yard sale April 27

The Villages at Pine Valley will host a yard sale on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 900 Pine Valley Blvd. (between Verree and Pine roads). The yard sale is throughout the development (Easy Street, Penny Lane, Ernest Way and Tyler Court). Use the Verree Road main entrance located near CORA Services or the Pine Road entrance. Street parking is limited, but parking is available at the clubhouse. Rain date is Sunday, April 28. ••

2 senior trips

St. Katherine of Siena Primrose senior club is running two trips.

The first trip will be on Tuesday, May 14, to Lancaster to see Mystery, a variety magic show featuring illusionist John Brett Myers, at Magic & Wonder Theater. The cost is $130 and includes a buffet lunch at Miller’s restaurant.

The second trip will be on Friday, June 21, to Shawnee Playhouse for a sit-down luncheon and the musical My Fair Lady. The cost is $110.

Call Catherine Murphy at 215-919-4399 for reservations. ••

Support police survivors lunch

FOP Lodge 5 will host a luncheon for all families of Philadelphia police officers killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, May 1. To offset the costs associated with the event, money is raised through an ad book form. Donations are tax deductible.

The cost is $700 for the back cover, $600 for the inside cover, $500 for the center page, $450 for a full page and $400 for a half-page.

Advertisements can be emailed to shawthorn@fop5.org.

Forms, along with checks or money orders payable to FOP Survivors’ Fund, can be sent to Samantha Hawthorn, FOP Lodge 5/Ad Sponsor, 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154.

The annual Survivors’ Fund event will be held at the FOP, 11630 Caroline Road, on Saturday, May 18, from 3-7 p.m.

For more information, call Samantha Hawthorn at 215-629-3602. ••

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 p.m. There are dollar hot dogs and free popcorn and refreshments. ••

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, with check or money order to St. Hilary Travels, Attn: Trips, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, PA 19046. ••

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. ••

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 ••

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 ••

Trip to Glencairn

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will visit Glencairn Museum, in Bryn Athyn, on Wednesday, May 1, at 10:15 a.m. There will be a video and tour. The cost is $18, payable to CSS Sisterhood and mailed to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Include your name, email address and phone number. ••

Annual tea in Bristol

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation will be hosting its annual tea on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m., at its headquarters at 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough. Ticket price is $35. Tea fare will include assorted sandwiches, scones, pastries and brewed tea. Feature attractions will be an art exhibition by several members of the Artists of Bristol and musical selections by local keyboard virtuoso Francis X. Danis. Reservations will be accepted at 215-788-9408. ••

Bus trip and lunch

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip on Friday, June 21, to the Morris Arboretum & Gardens and “Cliveden,” a National Trust Historic Site and the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown. A 3-course luncheon will be served at Brittingham’s of Lafayette Hill. The all-inclusive cost is $150. For a flyer and reservation form, call 215-788-9408. Reservations close on April 17. ••

Recovery resource fair

Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will host its second annual Collegiate Recovery Event Program and Resource Fair on Saturday, May 4. The free event is open to the public and will be held in the Campus Center gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Faculty member Patrick McElwaine will serve as the keynote speaker, presenting Dear Recovery, You Saved My Life at 11:30 a.m. Nicholas Emeigh, the associate executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Bucks County, will moderate a panel discussion, featuring area addiction and recovery experts. Area centers dedicated to addiction and mental health counseling will offer information and resources. ••

Support Michael Strange Foundation

The public is invited to attend two events held by the Michael Strange Foundation. On June 15, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at American Legion Post, 9151 Old Newtown Road, there will be a live band, food and music. On June 16, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Parx horse racing track, third floor, Gold Star families will be on hand. Requested donations for each event are $40 per person. U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Michael Strange, a Wissinoming native and 2004 North Catholic graduate, died in 2011 of wounds caused when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was aboard crashed in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was 25. ••

Musical show in June

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will present John Monforto’s The Man of Many Faces, on Sunday, June 2. Lunch will be at 2 p.m., followed by the performance at 3:30. Monforto is a singer, actor, impressionist, comedian, writer and emcee. The cost is $54, payable to CSS and mailed to the office at the above address. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Liberian dinner at All Saints

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1811 Loney St., will host an authentic Liberian dinner on April 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10. All are welcome. ••

Penny party at All Saints

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1811 Loney St., will host its annual penny party on May 4, from 2-6 p.m. Refreshments will be for sale, and bingo is $1 a game. ••

Book discussion at library

Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave., will host Book Discussion: True Biz on Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. True Biz, this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, is a novel following students of the fictional River Valley School for the Deaf. Free copies of the book to keep are available to pick up at the library. Call 215-685-0472 or stop by to claim your copy. ••

Clothing Drive at CTK

The Christ the King Men’s Association will hold a clothing drive on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, from noon to 4 p.m. in the CTK parish hall, 3252 Chesterfield Road. Items that will be accepted are men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; belts, hats, scarves, handbags and gloves; towels, blankets, bedsheets, pillows, quilts, comforters and curtains; small toys; and footwear. For more information, call George Fallon at 215-519-5320. ••

Learn about Bess Myerson

Learn about the life of Bess Myerson, the only Jewish Miss America, at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim Sisterhood’s High Tea, on Thursday, May 9, at 1 p.m. at 9768 Verree Road.  The afternoon will begin with a luncheon that includes high tea sandwiches and a variety of desserts. Maxine Goldman will present the program. Send your check for $36, made out to CSS Sisterhood, with High Tea on the memo line, to the CSS office at the address above. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Celebrate Yiddish

Kim Reddin Yiddish with Maxine Goldman is a joint venture program by Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia and Congregations of Shaare Shamayim. The group’s next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8, at 11 a.m. at CSS, 9768 Verree Road. A light snack will be served. Call 215-677-1600. ••

2 programs at library

Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, will host Wacky Science on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The library will host Story Adventure on Thursday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. There will be puppets, movement, instruments and costumes. It’s for preschoolers ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

Call 215-685-9383. ••

Free Christian bands performance

Christian bands will perform at a free event on Saturday, April 27, at Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7.  There will be snacks and drinks. There is a parking lot and handicap-accessible access behind the church. All are welcome. Call 215-624-6900. ••

Program on American short stories

American short stories will be the subject of a new six-part program for active adults to be held at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Thursday, May 2. The public is invited to join with members. In addition to May 2, programs will be conducted on May 9, 16, 23 and 30 and June 6. Starting times will be 10:30 a.m. for all six programs. For this program, students should have a copy of 100 Years Of The Best American Short Stories edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor published in 2015. Participants should read the stories before attending the programs. Cost of the program is $36 per person for all six sessions. Money is due at the KleinLife front desk prior to beginning the program. Call 215-698-7300, Ext. 193. ••

Trip to Northern Europe

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is presenting a Northern Europe: Iceland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and London cruise, July 25 to Aug. 4, aboard the new “Norwegian Prima.” Rates per person are $6,261 and $6,495, which include roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia. Deposit of $350 per person double occupancy is required when booking. Call 215-788-9408. ••

Wedding fashion show

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 400 Sentner St. (at Hasbrook Avenue), will present Down the Aisle, Now & Then, a wedding fashion show fundraiser, on Sunday, April 28, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Refreshments will be served after the show. For tickets, call Sue Snyder at 215-771-4442. ••

Learn about fake art scams

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will present When Rich People Spend Good Money on Bad Art by author and lecturer Thomas Keels, who will examine how wealthy people use art to signify their status, on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15. Buy tickets at www.glenfoerd.org/events. ••

Anniversary celebration

Valley Christian School, 2364 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, will host Valley Fest on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be a celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. There will be children’s activities, food, vendors, giveaways and music. ••

Settlement Music to celebrate

Settlement Music School will hold its 116th anniversary gala on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St. The theme is Art Sparks. There will be music, food, dancing to the band Snacktime and a celebration of the work of the Kardon Center for Arts Therapy.

To donate, go to settlementmusic.org/give-now/annual-gala/

To enter the raffle and auction, visit settlementmusic.org/raffle ••

Administrative professionals workshop

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host Hopeful Living (Fill Your Bucket) – Administrative Professionals’ Day on Friday, April 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All administrative professionals are invited to a reflective workshop on reclaiming hope. The cost is $85, which includes lunch. Call 215-934-6206 or visit cranaleith.org. ••

Bluegrass-classical music

The nonprofit Lyra Society will host Harp’N Hoedown, an anniversary celebration, on Wednesday, May 15, from 6-9 p.m., at BLDG39 at the Frankford Arsenal, 5401 Tacony St. The Lyra Society provides harps, harp lessons and harp presentations at no cost to School District of Philadelphia students. Performances will include a live bluegrass-classical band featuring musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra. Tickets are available for purchase at https://lyrasociety.org/twenty ••

See performance of Anything Goes

The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will present Cole Porter’s Anything Goes on May 31 and June 1-2 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, at 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Group rates are available. Tickets are available on Venmo @TheStarplayers or at the Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. For more information, call director Bill Arthur at 215-685-8714, like the group’s Facebook page, follow the group on Twitter @starplayersPPR or email Starplayers2013@gmail.com. ••

O’Neill’s upcoming events

City Councilman Brian O’Neill will host three events on upcoming Saturdays, all from 9-11 a.m. at his district offices. There will be an e-cycle event at 1701 Bowler St. (at Bustleton Avenue) on May 18. A shredding event, sponsored by the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, will take place on June 1 at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. There will be a recycle bucket giveaway on June 8 at 432 Rhawn St. in Fox Chase, behind American Heritage Credit Union. ••

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