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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.

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

Pride Month event at Bustleton Library

Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave., will host Vogue 101 with Legendary Jahad Martin on Wednesday, May 29, at 3:30 p.m. Learn to “vogue” during this Pride Month meetup. Martin will perform the elements of “vogue,” followed by a Q&A about Philadelphia’s Vogue scene and history. Youth of all “identities” are welcome. ••

GBCL to meet Tuesday

The Greater Bustleton Civic League will hold its monthly membership meeting on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. in the community room of American Heritage Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Road. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. Email gbustletoncl@gmail.com or call 215-676-6890. ••

The second half of life

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host Word by Word: Exploring the Second Half of Life on Wednesday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $25, which includes lunch. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Memorial Day remembrances

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will host a Memorial Day Mass and Service on Monday, May 27. Mass will be at 9 a.m. at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, Castor and Shelmire avenues. At 10 a.m., an honor guard will recognize the nearly 300 Northeast Catholic brothers who gave their lives in service to their country in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan, during a ceremony at the Our Lady of Fatima Grotto located at 2700 Rhawn St. All are welcome. ••

H.S. seniors honored

Archbishop Nelson Pérez presided at the Liturgy of the Word preceding the 44th Annual Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The event recognized the achievements of 125 distinguished scholars from 30 Archdiocesan and private Catholic secondary schools throughout the five-county Philadelphia region. The students are ranked in the top 3% of their senior class.

Local honorees were: Archbishop Ryan: Caitlin Ava McHugh, Ryan Stewart, Aleah Marie Lazar, Jenna Marie Gontz, Ava Lynn Morsa and Jeremi Noel Jimenez; Father Judge: Matthew W. Scott, Peter J. Gerace, Justin M. Cheeseman, Thomas Gonglik and Nicholas A. Pignotti; Little Flower: Zoe N. Steinmetz, Lily M. Reagan and Belicia A.S. Jarmon; Nazareth Academy: Emma G. Crumbock and Susanna L. Coyle; St. Hubert: Hailey Whitlock, Jessica Grace Hucke and Alexandra Whitlock. ••

Garden plots available

Garden plots to grow your own food are available at Benjamin Rush State Park, at Southampton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. For information, see www.benjaminrushgardens.org. ••

Trip to New York

Friends of Fox Chase Library is holding a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, June 22. The cost is $55. The bus will depart 900 Solly Ave. at 9 a.m. Once in New York, the day is yours to do as you wish. The bus will depart for home at 6 p.m. Payment by June 11 to “Friends of the Fox Chase Library” – Att. Michele, Trips – 501 Rhawn St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Call 215-498-5908. ••

Treatments for chronic cough

Dr. Mario Naranjo-Tovar, a Temple pulmonologist, will present Coughing Chronicles: Unraveling the Mystery of Chronic Cough on Tuesday, May 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Jeanes Hospital’s Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse. Naranjo-Tovar will discuss the common causes of chronic cough and what treatments are available for it. To register, call 215-728-4861 or email rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Overnight retreat

Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, 3501 Solly Ave., is offering a short overnight retreat from Friday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m. till Saturday, June 1, at 3 p.m. The retreat is called Noticing God’s Providence in your Everyday Life, and it will be led by Sister Beth Butler, MSBT and Sister Nancy Walsh, MSBT. The program will include presentations and discussion of discernment, spiritual direction, prayer, meals and overnight accommodations. The fee is $110. To register, visit www.msbt.org/event or call 267-350-1830. ••

Glen Foerd plant sale

Glen Foerd is partnering with BloomBox for its spring fundraiser to benefit Glen Foerd’s community garden. Visit www.getblooming.com through May 29 to shop and place your order. Use code GFCG15 and BloomBox will deliver to your door in three days and donate a percentage of the sales to Glen Foerd’s community garden. ••

Upcoming programs at NE Regional

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will offer social services from a social worker on Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. Email socialservices@freelibrary.org. Social workers are also available weekdays by phone at 215-814-4492.

Email Basics will be taught on Thursday, May 23, at noon. Call 215-685-0525.

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking will start on Friday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. Adults are invited to this free class for English language learners. Each week, the group reads, writes and speaks in English and cooks a meal together. The class is in the basement meeting room. To sign up, call 215-685-0522 or email kitchen@freelibrary.org

Reach Customers Online with Google is set for Thursday, May 30, at 1 p.m.

Also on May 30, at noon, learn about free selected databases available to you at home and in the library. Call 215-685-0525.

Author Cynthia Kreilick will read A Lens for the Lighthouse on Monday, June 3, at 4 p.m. Participants will receive a free book. This program is for preschool and young school-age children.

The Claymobile pop-up ceramics studio will be on site on Friday, June 7, at 3 p.m. It’s for teens, adults and seniors. ••

Magic show at library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will present Secrets of Magic on Tuesday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. Magician Ran’D Shine performs magic tricks from his favorite magic books, tricks that cannot be found anywhere in the world. During the show, you will witness objects appear, vanish and transform. ••

Local baseball camps

Registration is being accepted for EL1’s baseball camps at Parkwood Youth Organization and Torresdale Boys Club. Sessions at Parkwood, 3301 Mechanicsville Road, will take place on Sundays, June 2 and 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sessions at Torresdale, 4500 Linden Ave., will take place on Sundays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for each session is $30. The camp, under the direction of Andrew Lihotz, is geared to boys and girls ages 6-15. All fundamental skills will be taught. No experience is needed. Go to https://www.el1sportspa.com/baseball/, scroll down to Neighborhood Summer Camps, click “Register” and then “Pick an option.” ••

Events at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park, will offer the following programs this month: Friday, May 24, 1-3 p.m., Fibercraft Friends; and Saturday, May 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Storytime: Let’s Have a Parade. ••

Holy Inn headed to A.C.

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a casino trip on Thursday, Aug. 15. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m., with an option to attend the Wedding of the Sea festival at Hard Rock Casino Arena. There will be a Mass at noon, followed by a procession to the sea at 1:15 p.m. and a $10 slot package at Resorts Casino. The bus will depart Resorts at 5 p.m. The cost is $40, due by Aug. 1. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

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. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

St. Jerome Seniors to meet

St. Jerome Seniors will meet on Thursday, May 23, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meeting begins promptly at 11. ••

Local opera schedule

Amici Opera Company will present two performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave. The dates are Saturdays, May 25 and June 1, both at 4 p.m.

United Methodist Church of the Redeemer will host two performances of Donizetti’s Il Paria on Sundays, May 26 and June 2, both at 3 p.m.

There will be a dinner opera on Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. at La Piovra, 7901 High School Road, Elkins Park. The performance will be Puccini’s Tosca. The cost is $54.95 (tips and taxes not included). For reservations, call 215-606-3800.

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

Yoga series at Cranaleith

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, a six-week series, on Fridays, through June 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per class. Call 215-934-6206 or visit cranaleith.org. ••

Flea market at Delaire

Delaire Landing, 9355 State Road, will host a flea market on Saturday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are invited. Parking is available in the lot near the tennis courts. The cost per spot is $10. Anyone interested can email Jafineberg@yahoo.com. ••

Programs at NE Regional

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., hosts the following recurring programs:

Chess Club for Adults on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. in the Humanities Department on the second floor.

One on One Basic Computer Help on Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 215-685-0525 for an appointment.

Computer Skills for Beginners on Tuesdays, at 2 p.m. The training is free. Register at 215-474-1235.

PA CareerLink offers one-on-one job search assistance on Wednesdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The individualized support includes résumé development, career counseling and professional development workshops. Call 833-750-5627. ••

Birding Backpacks for loan

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., is offering Birding Backpacks for loan through September. The Birding Backpacks contain a pair of binoculars and a field guide along with some information on how to participate in bird walks in the area. To borrow a backpack, you must have an adult library card. The backpacks can be borrowed for up to three weeks, and can be borrowed again if no one else is waiting to use them. Contact Tim Paschke at 215-685-0522 or paschket@freelibrary.org ••

O’Neill’s upcoming events

City Councilman Brian O’Neill will host two events on upcoming Saturdays, both from 9-11 a.m. at his district offices. 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. ••

Buy Jeanes auction tickets

The Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Auxiliary Chance Auction is on June 6 in the Patient Care Center Lobby from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each participant buys a certain number of tickets for a set price and then uses those tickets to bid on a variety of donated items on auction. The item goes to the person whose ticket is drawn at random from the container. There is a sheet of 25 chances plus one grand prize chance on sale for $10 beginning on May 23 in the main lobby and gift shop. Call the Volunteer Services Department at 215-728-2131 or email rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu ••

Third Thursdays in Mayfair

The Mayfair Business Improvement District will hold Third Thursday Night Markets from 6-9 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. The events will feature vendors, food trucks, drinks and live music. The schedule is June 20 (The Launch), July 18 (The Great Scott Band), Aug. 15 (Philly Heart & Soul) and Sept. 19 (Jumper). ••

Third Thursdays at Glen Foerd

Third Thursdays at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., are back continuing June 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a happy hour, live music, food and beverages, children’s activities and art. The public is invited to bring a blanket or chairs, enjoy lawn games, roam Glen Foerd’s grounds and explore its Gilded Age mansion, which will be open for free self-guided tours. Donations are appreciated but not required, and attendees are asked to register in advance by visiting www.glenfoerd.org/events. Future Third Thursday dates are July 18 and Aug. 15. For more information, call 215-632-5330. ••

Farm stand at Jeanes

The Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Farm Stand will be open for the 12th season on Thursdays, through the end of October, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash only. The stand is located next to parking lot C of the Jeanes and Fox Chase Cancer Center campuses. Email rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu or call 215-728-2131. ••

Millbrook Civic to meet

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

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. ••

Meet the animals

Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, will host Who Lives Where on Tuesday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. Meet animals from the Center for Aquatic Sciences. Learn about the best habitats and resources needed to survive in the wild. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 215-685-9383. ••

Entertainment at Parx

Parx Casino is offering the following upcoming entertainment:

May 31: Reik; June 1: Joss Stone; June 14: Almost Queen, a tribute to Queen; June 21: Corinne Bailey Rae; June 28: It’s Happening w/Snooki & Joey; July 13: Clay Walker; July 19: Debbie Gibson; July 26: Kameron Marlowe; Aug. 3: Tyler Henry, The Hollywood Medium; Aug. 23: The Marshall Tucker Band; Sept. 7: Australian Pink Floyd; Sept. 21: Dustin Lynch; Oct. 4: Heather McDonald; Oct. 18: Straight No Chaser; Oct. 19: Giggly Squad Live; Oct. 25: Michael Blaustein; Nov. 9: Air Supply; Nov. 21: Aaron Lewis; Nov. 23: Steve Trevino; Dec. 7: Kathleen Madigan ••

Senior trip

St. Katherine of Siena Primrose senior club is running a trip 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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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 ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Vacation Bible School

Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave., is hosting a free Vacation Bible School called “Camp Firelight.” The program will run from July 29 through Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. All children ages 4 to sixth grade are welcome to join. Register at myvbs.org/mpcfc or call 215-745-2844. ••

Ukrainian Folk Festival in August

The Ukrainian Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham.

There will be Ukrainian folk art, music, dance, crafts and historical reenactments, a variety of food and refreshments and a vendors grove. Admission is $15, and a portion will be donated to relief of war victims in Ukraine. Kids under 15 will be admitted free. Parking is free. Call 267-664-3857, email info@tryzub.org or visit www.tryzub.org. ••

Kids Fest on June 1

State Sen. Jimmy Dillon, Rep. Pat Gallagher and City Councilman Mike Driscoll invite the community to Kids Fest on Saturday, June 1, from 2-5 p.m. at Torresdale Boys Club, 4500 Linden Ave. There will be food, family resources and kid-friendly games and activities. Call 215-695-1020. ••

Fatima Holy Hour

The World Apostolate of Fatima is sponsoring a Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace and an end to the pandemic on Sunday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Katherine of Siena Church, 9700 Frankford Ave. Devotions include rosary and benediction. ••

Bingo at Marian Hall

The Pennypack Parade Committee will hold a cash bingo on Saturday, June 1, from 6-10 p.m. at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. The cost is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. There will be beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea and dessert. Call 215-331-5828. ••

Pennypack Music Festival

The Pennypack Music Festival will take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. The schedule is June 5 (Street Survivor, tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd), June 12 (Crystal Ship, tribute to the Doors), June 19 (The Launch, tribute to Queen and Styx), June 26 (Saints in the City, tribute to Bruce Springsteen), July 3 (Idol Kings, tribute to Journey and REO Speedwagon), July 10 (Angry Young Band, tribute to Billy Joel), July 17 (Irish Night, Ed Kelly’s birthday celebration, Jamison and Bogside Rogues), July 24 (Black Dog, tribute to Led Zeppelin), July 31 (Starman, tribute to David Bowie), Aug. 7 (Kick it Out, tribute to Heart), Aug. 14 (Pure Petty, tribute to Tom Petty) and Aug. 21 (Romeo Delight, tribute to Van Halen). ••

Sielski at beef and beer

The Men’s Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is hosting its annual beef and beer on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $30 per person. Inquirer sports columnist Mike Sielski will be the guest speaker. Send your payment to the office at the address above. Call 215-677-1600 for further information. ••

Book club discussion

Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave., will host a book club discussion of And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, on Thursday, June 6, at 11 a.m. Reading the book beforehand is encouraged but not necessary. Copies of the book to borrow will be available at the branch to library card holders. Call 215-685-0472. ••

Role play program at library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host Role Play for Beginners on Monday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. The program is for teens and young adults and is a kickoff to the library’s Summer of Wonder for Teens. Call 215-685-8756. ••

Eco-Spirituality Day

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will sponsor Eco-Spirituality Day: Forest Bathing & From Lightbulbs to Vessels, Arks and Wells Workshops on Sunday, June 9, from 12:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $68 and includes dinner. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Renewal program for women

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host From Weary to Depressed: The ABC’s of Renewal for Women Leaders, on Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $53 and includes lunch and a restorative yoga session. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Free family event at Cranaleith

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, invites the community to a Home & Garden Day on Saturday, June 29, from 1-4 p.m. The event is free and for all ages. There will be historic house tours, nature-based crafts, an outdoor scavenger hunt, beehive and garden demonstrations and a family drum circle. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Healing, balance and peace

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host Tibetan Singing Bowls for Healing, Balance & Peace on Sunday, June 30, from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $30. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Book club on Zoom

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. The book is Beneath The Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club to meet

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m. The book is The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club to meet on Zoom 

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The book is The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristen Harmel. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club meeting in Sept. 

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. The book is Horse by Geraldine Brooks. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club to meet in Oct.

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. The book is Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club meeting 

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will hold a Zoom session on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. The book is Blake Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club to meet in Dec.

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will host a Zoom session on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The book is The Bird Hotel by Joyce Maynard. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Trip to New York

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to the Tenement Museum in New York, with lunch and free time in Manhattan’s Little Italy.  The all-inclusive cost is $175. For a flyer and reservation form, call 215-788-9043. Reservations close on Aug. 30. ••

Help paint a mural

On June 3, the Tacony Community Development Corporation, artist Mat Tomezsko and the Tacony Library are sponsoring a Community Paint Day at the library (6742 Torresdale Ave.) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The free event is a chance to participate in a series of collaborative murals to be installed along Torresdale Avenue. All ages and skill levels are welcome, refreshments will be provided. Visit storydaleavenue.com for more information. ••

Learn about plastic surgery

Dr. Opeyemi Asanbe, a Temple plastic surgeon, will present Plastic Surgery – Pros and Cons on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Jeanes Hospital’s Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse. Asanbe, will discuss in detail the different procedures she does, and what to consider before opting for surgery yourself. To register, call 215-728-4861 or email rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Kid crafts and storytime

Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, will host a Craft of the Week on Tuesdays, June 11, 18 and 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Children in K-5 and preschoolers with an accompanying adult are welcome.

The library will host Preschool Storytime on Thursdays, June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25 and Aug. 1 and 8 at 10:30 a.m. There will be stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3-5, accompanied by an adult.

Call 215-685-9383. ••

Pennepack Baptist anniversary

Pennepack Baptist Church & Historical Foundation, 8732 Krewstown Road, will celebrate its 336th anniversary with Pennepack Day on Sunday, June 2.

There will be a special Communion Worship Service led by the Rev. Jerry Fortunato, pastor emeritus, at 11 a.m., followed by an open house from 1-3 p.m. At 3, there will be a presentation on the 175th anniversary of Davisville Church, in Southampton. At 4, there will be an anniversary worship service, which will include the dedication of the first-floor lobby window.

There will also be light refreshments, cemetery and church tours and live music.

Donations can be made to the “Pennepack Baptist Historical Foundation” and mailed to the church. Donations can also be made at pb-hf.org.

Call 215-673-4410 or visit pennepackbaptist.org. ••

Comcast celebrates National Military Appreciation Month

Timed with May being National Military Appreciation Month, Comcast Corporation unveiled “The Aviators,” an advertising campaign directed by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, launched an Xfinity Military discount program and committed to invest more than $1 million in nonprofits that serve the military community in 2024.

“For more than 60 years, Comcast has had a special relationship with the military community. We’re proud to reaffirm that commitment again today,” said Mona Dexter, vice president, Comcast Military & Veterans Affairs. “From celebrating connectivity and service, to investing in the community, we’re proud to support our nation’s veterans, service members and their families.”

Comcast introduced:

• A $180 Visa Gift Card for new and existing military customers that can be applied to their choice of Xfinity services

• One free Xfinity Mobile line for a year (a $480 value – requires subscription to Xfinity Internet Service). 

• Automatic upgrade to become an Xfinity Diamond Rewards member (which is normally reserved for customers who have been with Xfinity for 14-plus years) as a part of the Xfinity Rewards program. Enrollment in the program is free.

• The military community can also continue to enjoy specially priced park tickets, vacation packages, and discounted resort stays at Universal Destinations & Experiences.

Throughout 2024, Comcast will support several military-serving nonprofits advancing digital equity with grants totaling more than $1 million. The investments, which will focus on digital skill-building programs, entrepreneurship and providing computers and free WiFi connectivity, are part of Project UP, the company’s $1 billion initiative to advance digital equity. ••

Summer music camp

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will hold Find Your Song: An Exploration of Storytelling and Music-Making for Children from July 15-19. The camp is for children ages 6-12 and is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $125 for the week, or $27 per day. Call 215-934-6206. ••

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