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Around the Neighborhood: August 8, 2022

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PA FOP backs Oz

Dr. Mehmet Oz, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, was unanimously endorsed by the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police. The announcement of the endorsement vote was made during Oz’s campaign stop at the FOP’s annual conference.

“I am honored to be endorsed by the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police. We owe each and every officer who bravely serves our deepest thanks. Throughout my career as a cardiothoracic surgeon, I operated on brave police officers who were injured in the line of duty. And as Pennsylvania’s next U.S. senator, I will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our law enforcement for safer streets and stronger bonds in communities across Pennsylvania,” he said.

Oz said the FOP invited Democrat John Fetterman to attend, but he did not. He said Pennsylvania cannot afford Fetterman’s “disastrous and dangerous ideas” to put one-third of inmates back on the streets, decriminalize drugs, strip police of resources and prioritize criminals over safer communities. 

Bingo on Saturday

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having a bingo on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1-4 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Call 215-423-0792. 

Roman/Hallahan reunion Saturday

Roman Catholic High School and the John W. Hallahan Alumnae Association will hold Day at the Bay, an alum gathering at Seaport Pier, 2201 Boardwalk in North Wildwood, on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2-7 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit Roman students and former Hallahan students via the Hallahan Legacy Scholarship Fund.

There will be live music and food and drink specials.

The cost is $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

Guests must be 21 or older. 

Jehovah’s Witnesses convention focused on peace

Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses are holding an online convention, with the theme Pursue Peace. The free six-part convention is available to people in 239 countries speaking more than 500 languages. Jehovah’s Witnesses have been holding global conventions for more than 100 years, the last three years featuring virtual events accessed through the free JW Library app or at jw.org. Prior to 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention at the Liacouras Center. Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses began meeting in person for the first time in two years on April 1. The first five parts are available now. The final part will be available on Sunday, Aug. 15. 

Kensington High alumni luncheon

The Kensington High School Alumni Luncheon will be held on Oct. 15 at the Radisson Hotel, Trevose. The luncheon is open to all graduates and guests. Cost is $42. For information and order forms, call Tamara (267-699-6331), Altha (215-605-5255) or Fran (215-303-0188).

Bingo at St. Bart’s

St. Bartholomew Parish, 5600 Jackson St., will have bingo on Sunday, Aug. 21, in the hall in the back of the church. Bingo is held monthly, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month. Doors open at noon. Games begin at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes 10 regular games, with special games, and 50/50 sold separately. Lunch and snacks are available for purchase. Parking is available in the back of the building. All are welcome. 

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. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. 

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.

Aug. 10: Kick it Out [tribute to Heart]; Aug. 17: Philadelphia Freedom [tribute to Elton John]; Aug. 24: Starman [tribute to David Bowie]. 

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. 

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

Dawejko to fight at Parx

Veteran heavyweight fighter Joey Dawejko (21-10-4, 12 KOs), of Tacony, will return to the ring on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., when he faces Mike Marshall (6-3-1, 4 KOs), of Danbury, Connecticut, in an eight-round bout at Parx Casino.

Joe Hand Promotions is handling the card.

In a four-round middleweight bout, Soslan Alborov (0-1) will take on Brendan O’Callaghan (2-1, 1 KO). Daiyaan Butt (10-2, 5 KOs), coming off a controversial decision loss, will be returning in a six-round super-lightweight bout. Bryce Mills (8-1, 4 KOs), out of Liverpool, New York, will be competing against Larry Fryers (11-5-1, 4 KOs), out of Yonkers, New Yorl, in a six-round super-lightweight bout. Former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion Karl Wylie (1-0) will compete in a four-round lightweight contest. Juan Davila (1-0, 1 KO) will be competing in a four-round super-lightweight bout.

Tickets at $50, $75 and $125 are on sale at https://www.parxcasino.com, Hold My Ticket Call Center at 877-466-3404 or by calling 215-364-9000. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

Car show Saturday

Snapbox Self-Storage, 1 Franklin Mills Blvd., will host a car show on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food trucks, a DJ, raffles and trophies. The cost to register a car is $20. Proceeds benefit the Superhero Project, which aids families with children in the neonatal intensive care unit. Call 215-941-1102 or email franklinmills@snapboxstorage.com

Driver refresher course available

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host an AARP Drivers 1 Day Refresher Course on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up for this Refresher Course if you have taken the Two Day Driver Safety Course in the last three years. There are no tests to pass and most insurance companies provide a discount for completing the course. The cost is $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-AARP members. There will be a small break for lunch. A dairy lunch is permitted. Payment to AARP is needed to hold your spot. Call the synagogue at 215-677-1600. 

Ukrainian festival Aug. 28

The Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham. There will be art, crafts, live music, dance, food, drinks, vendors and live reenactments. Admission is $15 ($5 donated to the relief of war victims in Ukraine). Kids under 15 are free. Parking is free. For tickets or more information, call 267-664-3857 or visit tryzub.org

Kimmel schedule

The Kimmel Cultural Campus will present Dear Evan Hansen (Aug. 16-28, Forrest Theatre). For more information, call 215-893-1955 or visit kimmelcenter.org

Trips scheduled

Starr Tours At KleinLife will hold a trip to The Castles of New York, a multi-day vacation from Sept. 11-14, featuring 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

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). 

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. 

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.

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