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Around the Neighborhood: May 16, 2022



• 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.


• 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 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.

• 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].


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.

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.

Sisterhood installation ceremony

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be installing its officers and board members on Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Rabbi Sandra Berliner will greet guests with a D’var Torah, and cantor Don Samuels will conduct the installation. Admission is free. 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.

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.

Father Judge reunion

The Father Judge graduating class of 1962 will be holding its 60-year reunion at the Ashburner Inn on Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information, email Kevin Huckel at khuckel@fatherjudge.com.

Help for Parkinson’s

Jeanes Hospital will host Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor on Wednesday, June 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Dr. Willard S. Kaso will discuss solutions for movement disorders, providing patients with options that can help them get their freedom back. For more information, call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu.

Senior center reopens

The Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center, 4744 Frankford Ave., will return to full-time hours beginning Monday, May 23. The center will be open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Daily hot meal service will also resume. Continued adherence to masking and other applicable COVID guidelines will be maintained. The center is open to people 60 and older. Yearly membership duties are $10. Call 215-831-2926.

Star Players to present show

The Star Players of the city Department of Parks and Recreation will present Songs of Stage & Screen on June 3-5 at 7 p.m. at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St., in Manayunk. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. They are available at the Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St., or on Venmo at mgabriele318@gmail.com. For more information, call Bill Arthur at 215-685-8714 or like the Star Players of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation page on Facebook.

Trips scheduled

Three excursions to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York state are on tap for this summer and fall as part of the Starr Tours At KleinLife program.

The travel excursions kick off on July 13 with a trip to Atlantic City to enjoy a matinee performance of the Jersey Boys at the Soundwaves Theatre at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. In addition to a show ticket, the trip includes lunch at the hotel and casino as well as motorcoach travel. Buses leave from KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Cost is $219 per person. Deadline for reservations is June 14.

An Aug. 10 trip to Columbia, Lancaster County, to visit the National Watch and Clock Museum is scheduled for summer. It also features admission to the Turkey Hill Experience, lunch at Bully’s Restaurant and roundtrip motorcoach accommodations. Cost is $155 per person for adults and $105 per child. Deadline for reservations is July 12.

The Castles of New York multi-day vacation runs from Sept. 11-14 and features an upstate New York experience showcasing the countryside, the St. Lawrence River and three castles. It includes overnight accommodations at the Edgewood Resort, three breakfasts and one dinner. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 13.

For additional information and reservations, call 800-782-7703 or go to starrtours.com/kleinlife.

St. Jerome seniors are back

The St. Jerome Senior Group will be meeting in person on the following upcoming Thursdays: May 26 and June 9. Members should arrive at the school hall by 10 a.m. Meetings begin at 11.

Improve your memory

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab at Temple University will offer a memory program for active adults entitled Turn Your Memory Wheels at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Tuesday, May 24 at noon. The program is open and free to the public. Reserve a seat by calling 215-698-7300, Ext. 193.

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

Affordable internet for seniors

The Philadelphia Senate on Aging wants low-income elderly people to know that they can receive internet access for $9.95 a month, or free, through Comcast’s Internet Essentials. Call Comcast at 855-846-8376, and say you were referred by Mary Daniels, director of the Philadelphia Senate on Aging. For more information on the Philadelphia Senate on Aging, call Mary Daniels at 215-248-9438.

Synagogue gala May 22

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.

John J. Nesbitt reunion

The 50th reunion dinner of former employees of John J. Nesbitt will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. at Fishers, 1858 Street Road, in Bensalem. Nesbitt was a large commercial heating and air conditioning company at State Road and Rhawn Street. The cost is $30 and includes the meal. Contact Edward Apice at 215-637-2637 or eapice@comcast.net.

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].

Ryan class of ‘72 reunion

The Archbishop Ryan Class of 1972 will hold its 50-year reunion on Friday, June 10, at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. For tickets and/or to make a contribution to the Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund, go to arclassof72.com.

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.

History presentation in Bristol

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation Inc., will be hosting a presentation on “The History of Burlington Island,” on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m., in its headquarters at 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough. Light refreshment will be served at the conclusion of the program. Advance reservations are required at 215-788-9408. COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are requested. A donation of $4/adult at the door is requested; no charge for students.

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.

St. Hubert class of 1972 reunion

St. Hubert Class of 1972 will celebrate its 50th high school reunion on Thursday, June 9, with a Golden Girls’ walk alongside the graduating Class of 2022.

The reunion will immediately follow at Knowlton Mansion.

For details, email Linda at SHBambies1972@gmail.com.

Big flea market on Saturday

A giant vintage flea market surrounding Hackett Elementary School, at 2161 E. York St. (at Frankford Avenue), will be open on Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, May 22. There will be more than 75 vendors. Call 215-625-FLEA (3532) or visit www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org.

Adult programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering complimentary programming for adults.

A City of Philadelphia job recruiter will be on site to share details about current job openings on Thursday, May 26, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Crochet Circle will be held on Wednesdays, May 24 and 31, at 3:30 p.m.

For reminders about adult programs, text @ricadult to 81010.

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.

Children’s programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering complimentary programming for children.

Preschool Storytime will be held on Wednesdays, May 18 and 25, at 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Meghan outside in front of the library for stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Siblings welcome. If it rains, storytime will be inside the library.

For reminders, text @ricprescho to 81010.

Read, Baby, Read Storytime will be held on Thursdays, May 19 and 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Meghan outside in front of the library for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces for babies with caregivers. Siblings welcome. If it rains, storytime will be inside the library.

For reminders, text @ricbaby to 81010.

Take-and-Make Kits will be available for pickup on Tuesdays, May 24, starting at 11 a.m.

Kits contain instructions and supplies plus bonus activity ideas.

Recommended for ages 5 and older. Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-serve.

For reminders, text @ricschool to 81010.

GSK Science in the Summer, in partnership with the Franklin Institute, is a fun, free STEM program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Lottery for registration is open through May 27 at scienceinthesummer.fi.edu.

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 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.

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.

Summer arts camp at Portside

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., is offering a Summer Arts Camp 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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