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Around the Neighborhood: January 10, 2022

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The Academy of Natural Sciences will host a junior scientist workshop on Feb. 12.

Valentine’s Day-themed workshop at Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, will host a junior scientist workshop, How Do Plants Communicate?, on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The workshop is for kids in grades 3-5.

Youngsters will learn to interpret the signals that plants send, from “Stay away!” to “Help me move!” They will explore plant chemical defenses as well as plant and animal interactions.

Also, they will examine Valentine’s Day flowers and fruits to discover all the ways that plants communicate with friends and foes. They will enjoy a guided taste test of chocolate, peppers and other botanicals to find out just how good plants are at communicating.

For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3Da6brG.

Old yearbook up for grabs

A 1948 North Catholic High School yearbook is available for free to the child of a 1948 graduate. Anyone interested can call 215-744-3006.

Auto conference at Live!

Dealer Synergy, an automotive industry firm, will be hosting its 14th annual training and entertainment conference at Live! Casino & Hotel, 9th Street and Packer Avenue, through Jan. 13.

The workshop will feature speakers such as auto dealership owners, sales associates and technology experts.

Register at https://internetsales20group.com/ or 856-546-2440.

Bingo on Saturday

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having a bingo on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Masks are required. Call 215-423-0792.

North alums awarding grants

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association awards tuition grants to the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of its members. The checks are awarded to students who meet criteria, and the monies are sent to the Catholic school that they are choosing to attend. Aid is sent to Catholic elementary and high schools and universities in the Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton dioceses. Grants are given to 32 students annually for their four years in high school or college and three years in elementary school. Students can apply for a grant if their father or grandfather attended Northeast Catholic and is a dues-paying member of the alumni association. Applications are accepted until Jan. 31, 2022. Call 215-543-1051 or email necathalum@aol.com.

Upcoming bus trip

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 14, 2022 to see the Broadway production of The Music Man. The cost is $345, which includes orchestra seating and round-trip motor coach. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham. Call Harriet at 215-969-8366 for tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care.

Shredding, e-cycling at Lincoln

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein will hold a shredding and e-recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at Abraham Lincoln High School, 3201 Ryan Ave. The event will be in partnership with Sen. Tina Tartaglione, Rep. Mike Driscoll and Councilman Bobby Henon. Call 215-744-2600.

Half-price sale at thrift shop

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will extend its half-price sale through Jan. 20. Hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is closed on Saturdays. Call 215-624-9130.

Valentine’s Day-themed workshop at Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, will host a junior scientist workshop, How Do Plants Communicate?, on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The workshop is for kids in grades 3-5.

Youngsters will learn to interpret the signals that plants send, from “Stay away!” to “Help me move!” They will explore plant chemical defenses as well as plant and animal interactions.

Also, they will examine Valentine’s Day flowers and fruits to discover all the ways that plants communicate with friends and foes. They will enjoy a guided taste test of chocolate, peppers and other botanicals to find out just how good plants are at communicating.

For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3Da6brG.

Valentine’s Day-themed lottery drawings

The Pennsylvania Lottery’s A Dozen Roses Second-Chance Drawing is now open to players, offering a total of $260,000 in prizes, including money to play the Pennsylvania Lottery online.

This is the Lottery’s third annual Valentine’s Day-themed Second-Chance Drawing that features Scratch-Off and Fast Play games.

Between now and Feb. 17, players may enter any non-winning Love 2 Win, My Lucky Valentine and Perfect Match Scratch-Off tickets. Players who enter these tickets have a chance to win one of 10 top prizes of $12,000, one of five prizes of $4,000, one of 14 prizes of $1,000, one of 10 prizes of $100 and one of 50 prizes of $100 to play online.

Players may enter the following non-winning Fast Play tickets into this Second-Chance Drawing: Lucky in Love, Cupcake Cash and Bee Mine. Players who enter these tickets have a chance to win one of five top prizes of $12,000, one of five prizes of $4,000, one of 14 prizes of $1,000, one of 10 prizes of $100 and one of 50 prizes of $100 to play online.

Love 2 Win and Lucky in Love will award five entries each, My Lucky Valentine and Cupcake Cash will award two entries each, and Perfect Match and Bee Mine will award one entry each. A 12X entry multiplier will be randomly awarded.

Enter through the VIP Players Club at palottery.com after reviewing entry instructions, prize details, rules, restrictions and drawing information. Winners will be announced at palottery.com.

Indoor flea market open

A new indoor flea market will be open weekends through March at the Roosevelt Mall, 2329 Cottman Ave., next to Rainbow.

Indoor spaces are $50.

For more information, visit PhilaFleaMarkets.org.

Portside classes at Cherry Street Pier

Portside Arts Center will host upcoming kids, teen and adult classes at Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Children’s Saturday Class will be held on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15 per class or $55 for four classes.

Teen Portfolio Building Workshop will be held on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 11 to 17. Cost is $20 per class or $70 for four classes.

Figure Drawing Adult Class will be held on Thursdays, through Jan. 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $125.

For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org or call 215-427-1514.

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