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Around the Neighborhood: April 18, 2022

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NewCourtland contributes aid to Ukraine

Affordable senior housing provider NewCourtland has collected and donated assorted goods, including personal protective equipment such as surgery-grade masks and gowns, as well as $5,350 to the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center, in Jenkintown. Donated goods were collected by staff and residents from within the NewCourtland network. In addition to the monetary and PPE donations, NewCourtland donated more than 20 full boxes of products. Items included baby food and medicine, baby bottles, diapers for adults and juveniles, first aid kits, feminine products, blankets, flashlights, socks, thermal wear, gloves and hats, non-perishable food and toothpaste and toothbrushes.

REUNIONS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

• St. Albert the Great — Class of 1970. Pandemic-delayed 50th reunion. June 9. 6 p.m. FOP hall, 11630 Caroline Road. Bryan Glaccum: glaccum838@aol.com.

HIGH SCHOOLS

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

• Cardinal Dougherty — Class of 1987. 35th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 5. Plumbers Hall, 2791 Southampton Road.

• Cardinal Dougherty — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 12. 6-10 p.m. Phoenix Sports Club, Feasterville.

• 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 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.

• St. Joseph’s Prep – Classes of 1970, ‘71 and ‘72. June 3-5. 215-978-1950.

• St. Maria Goretti – Class of 1970 Sunday, April 24. 12:30 p.m (check-in) and from 1 to 5 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers. Facebook page: St Maria Goretti Class of 1970 Philadelphia PA. Send contact information to SMG1970s50th@yahoo.com.

• South Philadelphia — Class of 1968. 55th reunion. Oct. 21, 2023. Noon to 4 p.m. Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. $60. Buffet dinner, open bar. Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740].

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.

St. Hubert day trip

St. Hubert will hold its seventh annual summer fun day trip on Tuesday, June 21. There will be a one-hour ride on a cruise ship, followed by a four-hour stay at Resorts casino, with $10 back in slot cash. The day will end at the Tomasello winery for a sitdown dinner and complimentary wine tasting.

A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back at about 9 p.m. The cost is $90, due by May 15. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org.

Trip to Atlantic City

Holy Innocents will hold a trip to Tropicana Casino on Thursday, April 21. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., and leave the Tropicana at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35. There will be $20 in slot cash. For information and to reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740.

Sign up for 68-plus softball

Philadelphia Senior Softball League needs players for its 68 and over league. The season starts Monday May 2. There will be 27 games, along with playoffs. Games are played Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at Crispin Field, Holme and Convent avenues. For more information, call Marty King at 215-698-0009.

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740].

History fair at Cannstatter’s

The Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History will present a history fair on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Admission is free. There will be historic displays, presentations on local history, books, prints, photographs and other historical items. Call 215-370-4626.

Activities offered

Tabas KleinLife Apartments, 2101 Strahle St., has a series of activities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in April. Activities include chess, exercise, bingo, live entertainment, yoga dance, board games and karaoke. Call 215-745-3127.

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

Sign up for painting class

A new eight-part art program entitled Art of Painting is being offered to active and maturing adults at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Tuesday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to join with members. In addition to April 26, which is two hours long, the other seven classes will run for three hours beginning at 11:30 a.m. They will be held on May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and June 7 and 14. Cost is $165 per person and does not include art supplies. Payment must be received at the front desk at KleinLife prior to beginning class. For additional information, call 215-698-7300, Ext. 129.

Visit historic synagogue

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is running a cultural trip to visit historic Congregation Mikveh Israel, on Tuesday, May 3, at 1 p.m. The group will visit with Senior Rabbi Albert Gabbai. Mikveh Israel was founded in 1740 and is the second-oldest congregation in the United States. The visit will include information about the history of the congregation and the ways women participate. The synagogue is at 44 N. 4th St. The cost is $10 per person. Transportation is not included. Send your check, payable to Sisterhood (with Mikveh Israel on the memo line), and mail it to CSS. Write Attn: Mikveh Israel visit on the envelope. Call the synagogue office for additional information at 215-677-1600.

Entertainment on May 10

KleinLife Rhawnhurst, located at Tabas Apartments, 2101 Strahle St., will hold an afternoon of music, dancing, singing and snacks on Tuesday, May 10, at 12:30 p.m. The entertainer will be singer J.T. Trinacria. Nearby street parking is available. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 215-745-1201.

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.

Tea time

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation will be presenting its 25th anniversary tea on Sunday, April 24, from 2-4 p.m., at its headquarters at 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough. Ticket price is $22 per person. Tea fare will include brewed tea, assorted tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. Call 215-788-9408.

Father Judge reunions

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

Learn about amendments

Amendments to the U.S. Constitution will be the focal point of a five-part historical series offered to active older adults 50 years and above at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave.. on Mondays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with KleinLife members. The program is being offered and presented through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Widener University. Attorney David Hudiak will be leading the series. To sign up, send a check or money order for $30 payable to Widener University to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Hyatt Hall, Suite 118, 1 University Place, West Chester, PA 19013-5792. For additional information, email olli@widener.edu or call 610-499-4279. All fees must be paid prior to starting.

Support veterans

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary is recruiting new members to help with supporting and raising funds for the military and veterans. Become a member by filling out an application at a meeting on the following Tuesdays: June 7 and Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 366 Corp. John Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave.

Bingo on May 7

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will hold bingo on May 7, from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Call 215-423-0792.

Learn about Estee Lauder

The Sisterhood of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the public for Tea with Estee on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Come listen to Maxine Goldman as she discusses the life of billionaire Estee Lauder. There will be a dessert buffet, including an ice cream sundae bar. The cost is $25 per person. There will be a raffle for a $25 money tree. Reservations are needed by May 12. Call 215-677-1600.

Legends on stage

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the public to attend Legends: An Evening With Johnny Cash, Dean Martin and Barbra Streisand on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Seating prices are: General – $40, Reserved and Aisle – $54 and Patron – $100. Shaare Shamayim policy requires that those who enter the building provide proof of vaccination or medical documentation if vaccination is not medically permitted, and masking, except while eating. Call 215-677-1600.

Luncheon and military salute

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to Spring Lake, New Jersey, on Wednesday, May 25, featuring a luncheon and a Memorial Day Armed Services Salute at Doolan’s Shore Club. All-inclusive price is $128 per person. For details and reservations, call 215-788-9043.

Clothing drive for charity

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Saturday, April 23. The event will be held at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon. 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.

Charity fashion show

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a fashion show – Couture For The Cure – on Sunday, May 1 at the Sheraton Bucks County, 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne. The cost is $55 and includes full-course lunch and 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. Call Lorraine at 610-277-3631 for tickets. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care.

Donate blood

The Men’s Club of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is holding a blood drive being run by the American Red Cross on Sunday, May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-677-1600.

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.

Upcoming cruises

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a cruise to Charleston and Bermuda, June 2-12, 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.

1970 Goretti reunion rescheduled for Sunday

St. Maria Goretti Class of 1970’s 50 (+2) reunion will be held on April 24. Postponed because of COVID, it will be a celebration of those born in 1952 who will also turn Classy 70 this year. The event is from 1-5 p.m. with a 12:30 p.m. check-in at Penns Landing Caterers at 1301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. For more information, check the Facebook page: St Maria Goretti Class of 1970 Philadelphia PA. Send contact information to SMG1970s50th@yahoo.com to ensure you receive an invitation.

Friday is beer night at the Arsenal

Stickman Brews is holding a Pop Up Taproom every Friday, from 4-8 p.m., at BLDG39, an indoor/outdoor event venue at the Frankford Arsenal Business Center, 5401 Tacony St. Each Friday will feature three to four rotating seasonal Stickman Brews and food by one or more of the partners in Culinary Collective’s shared kitchen. This pop-up is open to the public. Takeout beer and food are available. There is plenty of parking on site.

Meet the candidates

Holme Circle Civic Association is holding a Meet the Candidates night on Wednesday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, 8100 Colfax St. The following candidates are expected: U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle and challenger Aaron Bashir; 6th Councilmanic District candidate Mike Driscoll; 173rd Legislative District candidate Pete McDermott; state Rep. Ed Neilson; and 5th Senatorial District candidate Sam Oropeza.

Blood drive at Loudenslager

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave. Sign up by calling 800-RED CROSS or going to www.redcrossblood.org. The sponsor code is ALPOST366.

Flea market at St. Luke

Memorial Church of St. Luke, 1946 Welsh Road, will host a flea market on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date is April 30. Call 215-969-3645.

Bridesburg Rec Summer Camp

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is holding summer camp registration.

There will be two encampments each running three weeks. Each session will offer early, day and extended options.

Camp is for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade as of September 2022.

Cost is $90 for early camp, $300 for day camp and $150 for extended camp.

First encampment will run from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 22.

Second encampment will run Monday, July 22 to Friday, Aug. 12.

All fees must be paid in full at registration.

For more details, call Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448.

Portside Arts Center classes at Cherry Street Pier

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

Children’s Saturday class will be held on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The class is for ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15 per class or four classes for $55.

Teen Portfolio Building Workshop will be held on Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for ages 11 to 17.

Cost is $20 per class or four for $70.

Family Art Night will be held every first Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for all ages. Cost is $25 per family.

Stained Glass Adult class will be held on Wednesdays, from April 27 to May 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $295.

Portside on the Pier Summer Arts Camp will be held from June 27 to Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, for ages 6 to 10. Cost is $200 per week.

For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org.

Samuel Rec Summer Camp

Samuel Recreation Center, 3549 Gaul St., is holding summer camp registration.

Registration will be available online; a link will be posted on the Samuel Rec Center Facebook page.

Camp is for children ages 6 to 12 and will run from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, Aug. 12.

Cost is $600 and is due in two installments.

Camp includes daily breakfast and lunch, daily swimming, arts and crafts, sports, guest speakers and one trip per week.

For more details, email Jamie Miller at Jamie.Miller@phila.gov.

Flea market

A flea market will be held at Almond and Cumberland streets, behind First Class Daycare, in the parking lot every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendors are needed.

For a space, call Vicky at 215-426-9654 or Colleen at 267-393-5997.

Flea market at Roosevelt Mall

The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market will run outdoors in the parking lot at 2445 Cottman Ave., every Sunday through November. The market runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 vendors will be on hand featuring new and used items, household goods, electronics and all types of general merchandise. One parking space is $30. Bring your own tables. There is plenty of free parking. For reservations, call 215-625-FLEA (3532).

Portside Arts Center upcoming classes

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., is offering classes for kids and adults.

After school arts program is held Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., for youth in pre-k through fifth grade. Cost is $350 per month.

Beginner Upholstery adult classes will be held on Saturdays, from May 7 to June 11, from noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, from May 3 to July 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.; and Thursdays, from May 5 to July 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $450.

Summer Arts Camp will be held June 20 to Aug. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for ages 4 to 13. Cost is $350 per week.

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

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