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Around the Neighborhood: February 14, 2022

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The Philadelphia Senior Softball League is looking for players.

Sign up for senior softball

Philadelphia Senior Softball League is looking for experienced players for their 58 and over league. The season starts mid-April and runs through September. There are about 30 games along with playoffs. No games are played in July. Games are played Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at Crispin Field, Holme and Convent avenues.

For more information, call Jim Wilson at 609-636-1702 or Marty King at 215-698-0009.

Bus trip to Atlantic City

Holy Innocents is running a casino trip to Resorts on Thursday, Feb. 24. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., and leave Resorts at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $35, due by Feb. 18. Riders will receive $20 in slot cash.

To reserve your seat or for more information, call Cindy at 215-535-2740.

Synagogue gala in May

Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, 4301 Tyson  Ave., the oldest synagogue in the Northeast, will be celebrating its 97th anniversary with a gala on Sunday, May 22, at the Bensalem Country Club. All present and past members and friends are invited. Call 215-969-5346.

Thrift shop restocking

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Kenesety Chai, will be closed through Feb. 26. It will reopen Feb. 27, fully stocked with winter and spring merchandise. Call 215-624-9130.

Top award for Compassus hospice

The Compassus hospice program serving the five counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding communities has been awarded Community Health Accreditation Partner accreditation under the Hospice Standards of Excellence. CHAP is a nationally approved accrediting organization that assesses the quality of health care providers.

In achieving CHAP accreditation, Compassus has demonstrated it meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards for both quality and compliance. CHAP-accredited home health and hospice providers demonstrate compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Conditions of Participation for Medicare Certification and CMS Quality Standards. The rigorous evaluation required focuses on program structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long-term viability.

Adherence to CHAP standards leads to better quality hospice care and better business performance. Compassus is committed to achieving CHAP accreditation across the country as a testament to each community-based program’s commitment to quality as a cornerstone of operational excellence. For more information, visit compassus.com or call 215-557-7300.

Free lifestyle workshop

Real-life family stories filled with true-life experiences will be the focus of a workshop for maturing active adults at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Monday, Feb. 21, at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with members for this complimentary program.

Led by storyteller and commercial editor Todd Factor, this adult education introductory program is part of his “My Experience Program.” In this workshop, participants will join Factor on a journey through life exploring true-to-life stories that help shape the mental health and well-being of families and their lifestyles for now and generations to come.

“Join with us and learn how easy it is to create a lasting legacy,” Factor said. “Your life is a vital treasure and a gift that only you have to offer.”

For additional information and a reservation, call KleinLife at 215-698-7300 or visit www.kleinlife.org.

Oldies but goodies

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, the Sisterhood, the Men’s Club and the Chaverim announce a joint Zoom program scheduled for Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.  The program is Top Songs of the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and Beyond. Charlie D will emcee the evening. The cost is $25 and open to all. There will also be a 50/50 – $5 for one chance or $10 for 3 chances. Send payment and email address to the synagogue office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. The link for the program will be sent out a few days prior to the event. For details, call 215-677-1600.

Programs in Rhawnhurst

Tabas KleinLife Rhawnhurst, 2101 Strahle St., offers the following programs:

• Tuesday: Yoga Dance, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.; Scrabble and Chess, 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.

• Wednesday: Exercise, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.; Periodic games, scrabble, chess, karaoke.

• Thursday: Exercise, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.; Women in the Bible, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Erve Shabbot service, 1:30 to 2 p.m.

Parking is free. Pickup is available. Call 215-745-3127.

Father Judge reunions

Three Father Judge graduating classes will be holding reunions this year.

The Class of 1987 will hold its 35-year reunion at FOP Lodge 5 on Saturday, April 2.

The Class of 1972 will hold its 50-year reunion at Father Judge on Saturday, April 30.

The Class of 1962 will hold its 60-year reunion at the Ashburner Inn on Sunday, Sept. 11.

For more information, email Kevin Huckel at khuckel@fatherjudge.com.

Tickets available for Southern Class of 1976 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1976 will hold its 45th reunion on March 18 at the Lazaretto Ballroom, located at 99 Wanamaker Ave. in Essington, from 7-11 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Class of 1976 reunion coordinators Michele T. at impizazz143@gmail.com or 267-971-4386 or contact Maria S. at mshonesty747@aol.com or 215-463-3215. Tickets are $50 per person.

Upcoming cruises

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a cruise to Charleston and Bermuda, June 2-12, 2022, on the Celebrity Summit, sailing from Cape Liberty, in North Jersey. Rates range from $1,577 to $2,387 per person, double occupancy.

Meanwhile, a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise will sail Oct. 6-17, 2023, featuring 10 ports-of-call. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,198 to $7,998 per person, double occupancy.

Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations.

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, 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.

Apply for community council

The Office of the City Controller is seeking community leaders, religious leaders, business owners and residents to join the Community Advisory and Accountability Council that will support its review of the Philadelphia Police Department. The review will focus on the Police Department’s operational and resource deployment as well as how Philadelphia compares to other police departments across the country and best practices in policing.

The Community Council’s members will be determined through an application/nomination process. The application and nomination form is at https://controller.phila.gov/about/opportunity-join-our-community-council/.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 16.

The review will be performed by Stout, an advisory firm. The review will be supported by the Center for Policing Equity. Horsey, Buckner & Heffler, a minority-controlled financial firm, will also provide assistance with interviews and budget and spending data analysis.

The final report is expected to be released publicly by summer 2022.

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.

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

REUNIONS

HIGH SCHOOLS

• Archbishop Ryan — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Friday, June 10. 7-11 p.m. Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. 215-632-1144.

• Archbishop Wood — Class of 1971. April 9. The Bucks Club, 2600 York Road, Jamison. $75, includes buffet, DJ and photographer. Cash bar. Greg Volm: NVolm@comcast.net.

• Father Judge — Class of 1987. Saturday, April 2. FOP Lodge 5. Kevin Huckel: khuckel@fatherjudge.com.

• Father Judge — Class of 1972. Saturday, April 30. Father Judge High School. Kevin Huckel: khuckel@fatherjudge.com.

• Father Judge — Class of 1962. Sunday, Sept. 11. Ashburner Inn. Kevin Huckel: khuckel@fatherjudge.com.

• North Catholic — Class of 1970. Saturday, March 26. 7-11 p.m. Sprinkler Fitters Emerald Room, 14004 McNulty Road. $70 per person. Buffet dinner, open bar, music. Jim Kelly: 215-808-4227 or John Peteraf: 215-342-7335.

• North Catholic — Class of 1972. 50th anniversary reunion. Steve Cardullo: scardullo@comcast.net or John Garson: gronski45@verizon.net.

• Northeast — Class of 1974. Class No. 133. Avi (Allan) Adelman: Avi@PhotographerOnBoard.com. More information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/northeast1974reunion.

• South Philadelphia — Class of 1976. March 18. 7-11 p.m. Lazaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington. DJ Eric A. Bartello. $50. Michele, 267-971-4386.

OTHER REUNIONS

Navy Reunions

• Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed.

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