Wednesday, Dec. 7
101 Dalmations Performances Thomas Holme School, Academy and Willits roads. The musical is presented by the Junior Vogue Players of Ramp Playground and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. 7 p.m. Also on Dec. 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. Adults $8, seniors and children under 12 $7. Group rates available. Tickets: 215-685-2217.
Adult Irish Ceili Dancing American Legion hall, 301 E. Godfrey Ave. Wednesdays. 7:30 to 9 p.m. 215-725-8055.
Aerobics St. Bernard Senior Adult Program, 7340 Jackson St. $2. Wednesdays. 9:15 a.m. 215-624-5920.
Art Class Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Class is with a professional instructor. $2. Wednesdays. 2 to 4 p.m. 215-685-0576.
Arts and Crafts Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Beginners invited. Free. 12:30 p.m. 215-698-7300.
Art Therapy for Children Center for Families and Relationships, 1600 Magee Ave. Suitable for ages 9 to 12. Wednesdays. 6 p.m. 215-537-5367.
Big Top Story Time Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave. Age-appropriate stories for ages 2-1/2 to 4 with a parent. Wednesdays. 10:30 a.m. 215-685-0472.
Book Discussion Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. This month’s title is “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn. 3 p.m. For a copy and to register, visit the Humanities Department. 215-685-0522.
Books Aloud! Workshop Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. Through a series of monthly workshops, adults are provided with the resources and skills needed to read aloud successfully with young children. Free. 6:30 p.m. Register. 215-686-5372.
Cardio Blast Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Wednesdays. $6 per class. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 215-612-4576.
Ceramics for Adults Disston Recreation Center, Disston and Glenloch streets. Wednesdays. 7 to 9 p.m. 215-338-0988.
Co-ed Boxing Class for Adults and Teens Northeast Community Center, 2840 Holme Ave. No experience is necessary. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 215-335-0870.
Core Training Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Wednesdays. $5. 7 p.m. 215-698-7300.
Crocheting and Plastic Canvas Class Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave. Wednesdays. $1. 1 p.m. 215-685-1490.
Dance Classes Picariello Playground, Red Lion and Calera roads. Tap and ballet for age 3 and older. $10 registration. Class fees will be collected in three installments. Time and cost: 215-685-9393. Also at: Lackman Playground, 1101 Bartlett St. Co-ed program for ages 3 to 5. Wednesdays. 5:30 p.m. 215-685-0370.
“Glee” Singing Lessons Pelbano Recreation Center, Bustleton and Solly avenues. Suitable for boys and girls 8 and older. Wednesdays through April. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Register. 215-683-1975.
Golden Gals Tacony/Mayfair Sons of Italy, 4741 Friendship St. $5. Wednesdays. 7 p.m. 215-335-3232.
Hebrew Lessons for Adults Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave. Free. Lessons are taught at all levels. Wednesdays. 6 p.m. 215-673-2511.
Hip-Hop/Funk/Tumbling Classes for Boys Philadelphia Dance Center, 8702 Crispin St. Suitable for ages 4 to 13. Wednesdays. Time and info.: 267-475-7005.
Holiday Recital and Open House Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave. Holiday music will be performed by the Northeast High School Select Choir. Free holiday refreshments. 6:30 pm. 215-685-8755.
Home Repair and Maintenance Basics Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, 900 E. Howell St. 7 to 8 p.m. 215-288-8507.
Intro to Dance Mayfair Community Center (JMPCC), 2990 St. Vincent St. Suitable for ages 4-6. Wednesdays and Thursdays. 6 to 7 p.m. 215-685-8732.
Jazz/Hip Hop Mayfair Community Center (JMPCC), 2990 St. Vincent St. Ages 7-10 and 11-14 each Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m.; ages 15 to adult Wednesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. 215-685-8732.
Karate Vogt Recreation Center, Cottage Street and Unruh Avenue. Wednesdays. 6 to 7 p.m. $75 month. 215-685-8753.
Klein Music Makers Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Individuals who play an instrument and read music are invited. Wednesdays. 1:30 p.m. 215-698-7300, Ext. 134.
Ladies Aerobics Heitzman Recreation Center, 3631 Amber St. $5 registration plus $5 per class. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. 215-685-1244.
Line Dancing Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Wednesdays. 1:15 p.m. 215-698-7300. Also at: Tacony/Mayfair Sons of Italy, 4741 Friendship St. Beginners class on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. No class the third Wednesday of the month. $7 per class. 215-335-3232.
Meet Santa Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. Make holiday crafts while you wait to see Santa. Bring a camera. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Santa will read stories at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Holmesburg Library. 215-685-8756.
Playgroup Frankford Group Ministry, 4620 Griscom St. For parents and children 5 and younger. Free. Wednesdays. 10 to 11:30 a.m. 267-693-7016.
Scrapbooking Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St. Supplies provided. Bring your own book and photos. Wednesdays. $5 per class. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 215-685-1247.
SilverSneakers MSROM Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Free. Wednesdays. 9:15 a.m. 215-698-7300.
SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch John Perzel Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St. Wednesdays. $3 per class if not a SilverSneakers member. 11 a.m. 215-331-7120. Also at: Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. Move your body through a series of seated and standing yoga poses. Non-members $3 per class. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Register. 215-613-1070.
Spanish for Beginners John Perzel Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St. $5 per class. Wednesdays. 12:30 p.m. 215-331-7120.
Step Aerobics Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St. Eight classes $15 (Payable at your first class.) or $2.50 per class. Wednesdays. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 215-685-1247.
Step & Sculpt Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Wednesdays. $6 per class. 6:35 to 7:35 p.m. 215-612-4576.
Student Transfer Information Session Holy Family University Undergraduate Admissions Center, house at the corner of Frankford and Grant avenues. One-on-one sessions so students planning to leave their current institution can learn more about Holy Family and have their previous college credits evaluated. Bring official transcripts. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Registration encouraged. 215-637-3050 or e-mail email@example.com
Tae Kwon Do Gifford Recreation Center, 575 Tomlinson Road. Ages 5 to 8 at 7 p.m.; ages 8 to 11 at 8 p.m. $60 per month. Uniform included with the first payment. 215-685-0377.
Tai Chi for Seniors Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Wednesdays. 10:30 a.m. 215-685-0576.
Water Aerobics Program Holy Redeemer Sports Medicine Center, 1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook. 5:30 p.m. Also on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Members $62, non-members $80. Pre-register. 1-800-818-4747.
Yoga Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. $10 per class. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. 215-613-1070.
Yoga/Zumba Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Designed for all levels of experience and ability. Wednesdays. Zumba at 5:30 p.m., yoga at 6:30 p.m. 215-635-6611.
Young Artists Showcase Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave. Enjoy an evening of art, music and poetry by young artists from the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush. Light refreshments. Adults $10, students $5. Proceeds benefit the Visual Arts Program at the school. 6:30 to 8 p.m. 215-632-5330.
Zumba Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. $5. Wednesdays. 6 p.m. 215-698-7300. More at: Jardel Recreation Center, Cottman Avenue and Pennway Street. $5 per class. Wednesdays and Thursdays. 7 to 7:45 p.m. 215-685-0596. Another at: Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Wednesdays. $6 per class. 7:40 to 8:40 p.m. 215-612-4576. Also at: Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. $12 per class. Wednesdays. 7:15 p.m. 215-613-1070. And at: Philadelphia Dance Center, 8702 Crispin St. Wednesdays and Mondays. Drop-ins $7. 7 p.m. 267-475-7005. More at: The Academy of Russian Arts, 11018 Rennard St. Wednesdays. Drop-ins $10. 4:45 p.m. 267-934-2055.
Adults and Family Members with ADD/ADHD Support Group Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, conference room 2, Knights and Red Lion roads. Held first Wednesday of the month. 7 to 9 p.m. 267-401-9375.
Bereavement Support Groups Lambie Funeral Home, Rhawn Street and Rowland Avenue. Topic: “Physical Symptoms of Grief.” Hosted by Counseling Network for Loss & Transition, P.C. 7 to 8:30 p.m. 215-624-8190. Another at: Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Facilitated by Helene Cohen. Wednesdays. 12:45 p.m. 215-698-7300, Ext. 147.
Gam-Anon and Gamblers Anonymous St. David’s Lutheran Church, Academy Road and Linden Avenue. Programs are for those with a gambling problem, their family and friends. Wednesdays. 7 p.m. Hot lines: 1-888-442-7085 (GA), 1-888-213-3945 (Gam Anon).
Golden Age Seniors Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cottman Avenue and Erdrick Street. (Use Erdrick Street entrance.) Wednesdays. Noon to 3 p.m. 215-331-9680.
Jewish Culture Club Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. 215-685-0576.
Keneseth Israel-Adath Jeshurun Senior Adult Club Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Social hour at 11 a.m., business meeting at 11:45 a.m. Irene Reiter will review “The Toothpick” at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited. 215-635-6611.
LeTip International Steve Stein’s Famous Deli, 9359 Krewstown Road. The chapter meets Wednesdays for business-to-business networking from 11:31 a.m. to 1:01 p.m. 1-800-675-3847.
Maternity BVM Seniors School hall, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave. New members are invited. First and third Wednesday of every month. 11 a.m. 215-698-2614.
“My Weigh” Weight-loss Support Group 11410 Bustleton Ave. Wednesdays. $5 per class. Time and inf.: 215-947-4040.
Narcotics Anonymous 12-Step Program Somerton United Methodist Church, Wesley Room, 13073 Bustleton Ave. Wednesday. 8 p.m. 215-673-2745.
Nicotine Anonymous Paul’s Run Retirement Home, 9896 Bustleton Ave. Wednesdays. 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. 215-934-3000.
Philadelphia Mothers of Twins & Triplets Club Pelbano Recreation Center, Bustleton and Solly avenues. All mothers of twins and higher order multiples are invited. 7:30 p.m. First Wednesday of the month September through June. www.nepmottc.com
Rhawnhurst Seniors Pelbano Recreation Center, Bustleton and Solly avenues. Wednesdays. 9 a.m.
Senior Citizens Group American Legion Oxley Post, Torresdale Avenue and Decatur Street. The group meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A committee is forming for future events.
SLAA Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., Marion Pavilion, conference room B. Twelve-step group meets Wednesdays. 7 p.m. 215-205-3422.
Supportive Older Women’s Network (SOWN) Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Open forum for women to support each other with the problems of everyday life. Wednesdays. 10:30 a.m. 215-698-7300.
TOPS Weight Loss Groups St. Stephen’s Church, 4201 Princeton Ave. Learn to take off pounds sensibly. Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. 215-697-8385. Another meeting begins with weigh-in at 6:45 p.m. A short meeting follows. 215-624-6764.
Thursday, Dec. 8
Adult Painting Class Our Lady of Ransom School, 6740 Roosevelt Blvd. Ten-week session. Choice of Thursday evening or Friday afternoon class. Beginners or more experienced welcome. Cost and time: 215-332-4352.
Aerobic Yoga Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. $5. Thursdays. 7 p.m. 215698-7300.
A.M. Jump Start Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Thursdays. $6 per class. 7:15 to 8 a.m. 215-612-4576.
Aquacise Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Thursdays. 7:30 p.m. 215-632-0100.
Arts & Crafts Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. 215-685-0576.
Art Therapy for Children Center for Families and Relationships, 1600 Magee Ave. Suitable for ages 5 to 8. Thursdays. 6 p.m. 215-537-5367.
Assistance for Veterans with VA Claims District Office of U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, 7219 Frankford Ave. Joseph Buckley, an accredited veteran service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will assist veterans and their families with submission of new VA claims and answer eligibility and paperwork questions. Thursdays. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call for an appointment. 215-517-6572.
Ballroom Dance Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. $2. Thursdays. 12:30 to 2 p.m. 215-685-0576.
Bingo Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road. Sponsored by Die Alten Herren des Cannstatters. Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m. 215-332-0121, 215-332-7103.
Bingo for Seniors John Perzel Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St. Thursdays. 12:30 p.m. 215-331-7120.
Cardio Circuit John Perzel Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St. Thursdays. $3 per class if not a SilverSneakers member. 11 a.m. 215-331-7120.
Cardio Sculpt Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Thursdays. $6 per class. 6:20 to 7:20 p.m. 215-612-4576.
Chess Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. 215-685-0576. More at: Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Play and instruction for beginners and experienced players. Thursdays. 12:30 p.m. 215-698-7300.
Christmas Tree Lighting Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets. Have a picture taken with Santa. Refreshments served. Sponsored by M.A.R.C., Republic Bank and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. 6:30 p.m.
Computer Classes Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Thursdays. 1:30 to 4 p.m. 215-685-0576.
Cooking Class for Kids Junod Playground, 12770 Dunks Ferry Road. Thursdays. $5 per class. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register. 215-685-9396.
Dance Classes Jardel Recreation Center, Cottman Avenue and Pennway Street. Jazz for ages 9 and older offered Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 215-685-0596 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Also at: Tarken Recreation Center, 6250 Frontenac St. For boys and girls ages 5 to 15. Thursdays. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register. 215-685-1226.
Exercise Class Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center, 4744 Frankford Ave. Free. Thursdays. 10 a.m. 215-831-2926.
Hanukkah Bazaar Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park. Israeli jewelry, books, children’s clothing, foot and more will be on sale. 9 a.m. to 4 pm. 215-635-7300.
Healing Exercise Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Thursdays. 9:30 a.m. 215-698-7300.
Hip-Hop Dance Class Philadelphia Dance Center, 8702 Crispin St. Suitable for ages 7 to 14. Thursdays. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 267-475-7005.
Hip-Hop/Jazz Class Michael Palmer Playground, Thornton and Comly roads. Co-ed class for ages 10-14 held Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. $5 registration fee. $35 per month. 215-685-0371.
Job Training Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, 900 E. Howell St. Computer and general interest classes also offered. Free. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 267-265-1709.
Karaoke Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Free. Thursdays. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., except third Thursday. 215-685-0576.
Karate Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. Class for ages 4 to 12 at 7 p.m.; adult class at 8 p.m. Thursdays. Drop-ins $10 per class. 215-613-1070. Also at: Northeast Family YMCA, Carriage House, 11088 Knights Road. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. 215-632-0100.
Kinder Dance Classes Philadelphia Dance Center, 8702 Crispin St. Kinder ballet/tap, ballet/jazz is offered Thursdays at 5 p.m. Register now and receive half-off the registration fee. 267-475-7005.
Line Dancing for Adults Junod Playground, 12770 Dunks Ferry Road. Thursdays. Call for time. 215-685-9396.
Movie Madness Tabas House, 2101 Strahle St. Thursdays. 10:30 a.m. 215-745-3127.
Musical Memories Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Enjoy show tunes and jazz. Thursdays. 10:30 a.m. 215-698-7300.
Painting Class Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center, 4744 Frankford Ave. Learn to paint landscapes, faces and abstract art. Thursdays. A donation is requested. 1 p.m. 215-831-2926.
Piloxing Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. Class is a mix of pilates and boxing. Drop-ins $10. Thursdays. 6 to 7 p.m. 215-613-1070.
Reverse Mortgage Seminar for Seniors 7725 Castor Ave. Includes learning guides and question-and-answer segment. Thursdays. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. Pre-register. 215-603-2680.
SilverSneakers Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Thursdays. $3 per class. 9 to 10 a.m. 215-612-4576. Also at: John Perzel Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St. $3 per class if not a SilverSneakers member. Thursdays. 9:30 a.m. 215-331-7120.
SilverSplash Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Thursdays. Free. 12:30 p.m. 215-698-7300.
Slide & Tone Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Thursdays. $6 per class. 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. 215-612-4576.
Tai Chi Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St. $4 per class. First visit is free. Thursdays. 11 a.m. to noon. 215-332-3648.
Torresdale Men Bowling League Thunderbird Lanes, 3081 Holme Ave. New members or teams invited. This is a competitive and fun league. Thursdays at 9:15 p.m. 215-816-2079.
Total Tone Northeast Community Center, 2840 Holme Ave. Learn to sculpt and contour your body. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Twelve sessions cost $60 for members, $70 for non-members. Drop-ins $7. 215-335-0870.
Wit & Wisdom Tabas House, 2101 Strahle St. Thursdays. 10:30 a.m. 215-745-3127.
Yoga Pelbano Recreation Center, Bustleton and Solly avenues. Suitable for age 12 to adult. Thursdays. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Register. 215-683-1975. Another at: Aria Health, Torresdale Campus, Knights and Red Lion roads. Thursdays. $6 per class. 7:25 to 8:25 p.m. 215-612-4576. More at: John Perzel Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St. $5 per class. Thursdays. 10 a.m. 215-331-7120. Also at: Picariello Recreation Center, Red Lion and Calera roads. The class is for all levels. Bring a yoga mat. $20 per four-week month. Thursdays. 6:50 to 8:15 p.m. 267-738-8393.
Zumba Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. $5. Thursdays. 3 p.m. 215-698-7300.
Al-Anon Paths to Recovery St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tyson Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Thursdays. 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Al-Anon Support Group Nazareth Hospital, Marian Hall, 2601 Holme Ave. For relatives and friends of those with a drinking problem. Thursdays. 8 p.m. 215-222-5244.
Anger Management for Women Center for Families and Relationships, 1600 Magee Ave. Thursdays. 7 p.m. 215-537-5367.
Bereavement Support Group Genesis Baptist Church, 6440 Rising Sun Ave. Meets second Thursday. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Register. 215-424-0323, 215-725-0902.
Family Support Group 6726 Rising Sun Ave. Sponsored by Northeast Community Center for Mental Health/Mental Retardation. For families of adults with mental illness. Thursdays. 1 to 3 p.m. 215-831-2854.
Fibromyalgia Support Group, Northeast Chapters Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 808 Red Lion Road (use back entrance). Irene Webster, a nutritionist, will speak about “What are you eating, or what’s eating you?” The family group meets from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 215-393-3493.
Girl Scouts Gifford Recreation Center, 575 Tomlinson Road. Girls in first through ninth grades are invited. Thursdays. $80 seasonal fee. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Runs thru school year. 215-685-0377.
Going From We to Me Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Group is for recently widowed or divorced individuals 55 and older. Thursdays. 12:30 p.m. 215-698-7300, Ext. 147.
Northeast Philadelphia Radio Control Club Woodhaven Center, 2900 Southampton Road. Meets the second Thursday of each month. 7:30 p.m. www.neprcc.org
Overeaters Anonymous St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Old York and Ashbourne roads, Elkins Park. This is a HOW meeting. Thursdays. 7:30 p.m. 215-674-4418.
Parenting Group Center for Families and Relationships, 1600 Magee Ave. Thursdays. 6 p.m. 215-537-5367.
Pennsylvania Fish Culturist Association Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave. The group meets the second Thursday of each month, except July and August. 7:30 p.m. 856-428-1431, Farfish403@aol.com
Post-Bereavement Support Group Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave. Program is led by Joan Freedman. Thursdays. 10:30 a.m. 215-698-7300, Ext. 147.
Friday, Dec. 9
Relaxation, Breathing & Meditation Session Holy Innocents St. Paul’s Church, 7001 Torresdale Ave. Wear loose clothing and bring a mat or towel. Free. Second Friday. 6 to 7:30 p.m. 215-624-1144.
Snacks by the Pound Philadelphia Protestant Home, Fountain Room, 6500 Tabor Road. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 215-697-8000.
Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. Dec. 10. Indoor flea market. Tables $15. No food vendors are needed. Inf.: 215-831-2926.
St. Hubert High School Ditman and Bleigh streets. Jan. 14. Flea market. Hosted by Alumnae Association. Spaces $20, with table $25. Inf.: 267-205-0675 or e-mail MStott58@gmail.com for application.
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am 971 Old York Road, Abington. March 11. Boutique and craft show. Vendors and exhibitors needed. Inf.: 215-886-8000. ••