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Around the Neighborhood: July 11, 2022

Holy Inn going to AC

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a casino trip on Monday, Aug. 15. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Mass at noon at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Atlantic City, followed by a procession to a blessing of the sea at 1:15 p.m. There will be a $15 slot package at Resorts Casino before the bus departs at 5. The cost is $35, due by Aug. 1. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. 

Bridesburg Rec Summer Camp

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

The three-week 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.

The 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. 

New light lager available at ARS

Brewery ARS has released a new light lager can in collaboration with Spork & Wentz, an animated micro series produced by Maestro Filmworks.

ARS, which has locations at 1927-29 W. Passyunk in South Philadelphia and 2223 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, will be sponsoring two episodes of Spork & Wentz, a series that follows two hapless musicians in their everyday struggles as they pursue fame.

In addition to the beer can collaboration, the ARS name and logo will appear at the top of episode 3 and episode 4 during the title sequence. Their logo will also appear within the animations themselves as part of the background art.

Spork & Wentz was created by Alex Reinhard, a screenwriter, director and co-owner of Malix Media, a South Philadelphia-based production company, and Pat Richmond, an illustrator from Emmaus. The series can be viewed on Tiktok, Instagram and YouTube.

“When Sean from Brewery ARS proposed the idea of brewing a Spork & Wentz beer, we said it needed to be something two broke musicians would drink,” Reinhard said.

The 4.4% ABV Spork & Wentz light lager is available for purchase at both Brewery ARS locations. 

Veterans appreciation BBQ on Sunday

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein will hold a veterans appreciation barbecue on Sunday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. City Councilman Mike Driscoll will also be on hand. Veterans are invited to this free event, which will feature vendors offering services for veterans, along with information on state and local programs benefiting veterans and their families. Call 215-744-2600. 

Wolf vetoes sports fairness bill

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, a bill that would have ensured that sports are separated by biological sex.

“In high schools and colleges in Pennsylvania, males identifying as female (like swimmer Lia Thomas from Penn) are competing on women’s teams. By his veto, Gov. Wolf is allowing this unfair practice to continue,” said Emily Kreps, legal assistant at the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

In the Senate, Sens. Nikil Saval, Tina Tartaglione and Jim Dillon voted against the bill. Dillon did so despite saying he would vote for the bill in a debate a week before he was elected.

In the House, Reps. Mary Isaacson, Joe Hohenstein, Angel Cruz and Danilo Burgos voted against the bill. 

All about the Beatles

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will hold a Zoom program, The Beatles – From Liverpool to Abbey Road, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Listen to your favorite Beatles songs and join ‘60s rock historian and Beatles scholar and storyteller Vinnie Bruno. The cost is $40. Make your checks payable to the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim and mail to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Include your email address to receive the Zoom link. Call 215-677-1600. 

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. 

Attend Salvage Olympics

Philadelphia Community Corps is holding the second annual Salvage Olympics at Philly Reclaim, 5200 Unruh Ave., on Saturday, July 16, from noon to 4 p.m. There’s going to be food, drinks, children’s activities and a variety of competitive salvage-themed Olympic games for chances to win prizes. Games will include reclaimed beam toss, a salvaged brick-stacking contest, a sledgehammer throw, a donated power sander racing contest and a recycled paint door decoration contest. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50. RSVP to the event with this link: https://bit.ly/3HwEHQZ. To be a sponsor, call 267-343-4242 or email info@phillyreclaim.org. For additional information about PCC and Philly Reclaim, visit www.philadelphiacommunitycorps.org

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.

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

Music fest lineup set

The Pennypack Music Festival will take place this year at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Admission is free. There are picnic tables, but you can bring your own chairs. No pets or outside food, drink or coolers. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Shows are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Gate opens at 5 p.m.

July 13: Jamison, Bogside Rogues [Irish Night, Ed Kelly’s birthday celebration]; July 20: Idol Kings [tribute to Journey]; July 27: Definitely Leppard [tribute to Def Leppard]; Aug. 3: Let’s Ride [country rock]; Aug. 10: Kick it Out [tribute to Heart]; Aug. 17: Philadelphia Freedom [tribute to Elton John]; Aug. 24: Starman [tribute to David Bowie]. 

Participate in business conference

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual Women in Business Conference and Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave. The day will include breakfast, lunch, panel discussions and general sessions.

To attend, be a sponsor or for more information, visit nephilachamber.com

Help the fight against cancer

The fifth Holly Colwell Save 2nd Base Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held at the Bustleton Bengals fields, Conwell Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, on Saturday, July 30, starting at 9 a.m. The Rising Sun Sluggers will be back to defend their title. There will be games, food, water ice, volleyball, T-shirt sales, raffles and a 50/50. Organizers Christine Tarducci and her son Nick will be raising money for the Home Runs for Holly charity, with proceeds benefiting cancer patients and organizations. Field sponsors and home run pledges are welcome. Call Christine Tarducci at 215-906-8179. 

Disability curriculum to be taught

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein is pleased that disability inclusive curriculum will be incorporated into Pennsylvania’s Education Code. The House passed the Education Code bill, H.B. 1642, by a 181-19 vote. It now returns to the Senate for its concurrence.

“For those of us who live with disabilities, this is a huge victory,” Hohenstein said. “Disability inclusive curriculum is enlightening and can bring us closer together. It is a shared truth that exclusion and failure to talk about diversity breeds stigma, shame, ignorance and misunderstanding. Every child deserves to be seen. Transcending identity, disability inclusive curriculum teaches our youth about our history. By opening the minds of our youth to these lessons, realities and stories, which are too often overlooked, our children can build a brighter future that can include everyone, regardless of ability.”

Hohenstein said that he and Rep. Jason Ortitay introduced legislation that would encourage disability inclusive curriculum in schools across the state. During a hearing held by the House Special Education Subcommittee, Hohenstein said, they heard many stories from advocates who shared the pain of exclusion and not being represented. He said those stories were much like his own.

“I knew that stigma well throughout my youth, uncomfortably aware of my visible hearing aid,” Hohenstein said. “Perhaps if I had seen representation in my curriculum, I would have lived with the pride of my disability. My hope is that with disability inclusive curriculum, we can come closer to celebrating disability and diversity with pride and we can bring about inclusion in our society, as well as a sense of internal pride and celebration in our differences.” 

Farm stand at Jeanes

The Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Auxiliary will hold a farm stand on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October, next to parking lot C of the Jeanes and Fox Chase Cancer Center campuses. Call 215-728-2131 or email rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu

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