Events (May 2, 2012)

Fri­day, May 4



Free Con­cert, 6:30 p.m., hos­ted by Kar­don In­sti­tute for Arts Ther­apy, 10700 Knights Road. Fea­tures cli­ents with spe­cial needs. Fam­ily friendly, cas­u­al potluck din­ner, mu­sic and art activ­it­ies. Info: 215-637-2077, Ext. 102.

Eng­lish Lan­guage Con­ver­sa­tion Group for Adults Bustleton Lib­rary, 10199 Bustleton Ave. If your Eng­lish needs a little prac­tice, join a lib­rary vo­lun­teer and oth­ers for an op­por­tun­ity to chat. 10:41 a.m. 215-685-0472. 

Fri­day Night Spe­cials for Kids Amer­ic­an Le­gion Play­ground, 6201 Tor­res­dale Ave. $10 per child, in­cludes food, drink, arts and crafts, movie, bingo, etc. 6 to 8 p.m. 215-685-8733.

Mar­tial Arts Class for Chil­dren Holmes­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Dit­man and Rhawn streets. Suit­able for ages 5 to 12. Fri­days and Mondays. $5 per class. 6 to 9 p.m. 215-290-2527.

Sho­to­con Kar­ate Mi­chael Palmer Play­ground, Thornton and Comly roads. Suit­able for chil­dren in first grade to adult. Par­ent/child com­bos in­vited. $5 re­gis­tra­tion fee. $35 per month. Fri­days. 6:30 p.m. 215-685-0371.

Sil­ver­Sneak­ers Aer­obics Ju­ni­ata Park Older Adult Cen­ter, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave. Fri­days and Mondays. $1. 11 a.m. 215-685-1490. 

Sil­ver­Sneak­ers Mus­cu­lar Strength Train­ing North­east Older Adult Cen­ter, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Fri­days at 8:30 a.m. Also on Mondays and Wed­nes­days at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. $2 per class if not covered by your in­sur­ance. 215-685-0576. More at: Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave. Ap­pro­pri­ate for older adults who are un­fa­mil­i­ar with ex­er­cise as well as those who are fit and act­ive. Fri­days at 9:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. 215-698-7300.

Texas Hold’em North­east Older Adult Cen­ter, 8101 Bustleton Ave. Fri­days at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also on Tues­days at the same times. 215-685-0576.

Sat­urday, May 5


“Doodlers,” award-win­ning art and cre­ativ­ity pro­gram for chil­dren, Glen Fo­erd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., 11 a.m., first of five Sat­urday classes through June 2 to help young­sters ages 6-10 build new skills and tal­ents us­ing tech­niques in paint, sculp­ture and design. Mem­bers, $75; non-mem­bers, $80. Re­gis­tra­tion and pre­pay­ment re­quired. Info: 215-632-5330 or e-mail info@glen­

Love Your Park cleanup, Dis­ston Park in Ta­cony, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Long­shore Av­en­ue and Key­stone Street. Sponsored by the Ta­cony Civic As­so­ci­ation. Info: 215-338-2575.

Chil­dren’s In­ter­me­di­ate Level Mar­tial Arts Max My­ers Play­ground, 1601 Heller­man St. Sat­urday. Noon to 1 p.m. Cost and inf.: 215-685-1242. 

Cyc­ling North­east Fam­ily YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Sat­urdays. 9 a.m. 215-632-0100. 

Dance Classes Mi­chael Palmer Play­ground, Thornton and Comly roads. Co-ed tap and bal­let avail­able for ages 3-9 on Sat­urdays at 9:30 a.m. $5 re­gis­tra­tion. $35 per month. 215-685-0371. More at: Of­ficer Robert Hayes Me­mori­al Play­ground, Roosevelt Boulevard and Con­well Av­en­ue. Tap for ages 6 and young­er, jazz for ages 7 and older. Time: 215-685-0376. Also at: Car­mella Play­ground, 2100 Wakeling St. For ages 3 to 14. $25 per month. 10 a.m. to noon. 215-685-1235.

Kinder Tumbleina and Bal­let/Tap Phil­adelphia Dance Cen­ter, 8702 Crispin St. Avail­able for ages 3 to 5 on Sat­urday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Try one class free. Re­gister now and re­ceive half-off the re­gis­tra­tion fee. 267-475-7005. 


Sat­urday Morn­ing Singles Great Amer­ic­an Diner, Street Road, Ben­s­alem. 50+ group for single, wid­owed or di­vorced per­sons. 9 a.m. 215-639-4751.

Sil­ver Book­worms So­cial break­fast group for single, wid­owed and di­vorced per­sons 60 years and older meets at 10:30 a.m. the first and third Sat­urday of each month. Call for loc­a­tion. 215-624-3786. 

Sunday, May 6



Adult Bingo, Re­sur­rec­tion of Our Lord Church hall, 2000 Shelmire Ave., doors open at 1 p.m., bingo starts at 1:30. Re­fresh­ments avail­able for pur­chase.

Com­mu­nion Break­fast, St. An­selm Church hall, 12600 Dunks­ferry Road. Church Mass at 10 a.m., fol­lowed by break­fast, presen­ted by Ladies An­cient Or­der of Hi­ber­ni­ans, Di­vi­sion 17. Guest speak­er: City Coun­cil­man Den­nis O’Bri­en. Tick­ets are $40 for fam­ily; $15, adults; $5 for chil­dren. Info: 267-228-4040 or 215-632-2040.

Com­edy show, 7 p.m., Con­greg­a­tions Adath Je­shur­un, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Fea­tur­ing comedi­ans Tom Cot­ter and Brad Zi­m­mer­man in a cab­aret set­ting. Doors open at 6:15. Tick­et info: 215-635-6611.

Swim Les­sons for All Ages Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave. Private swim les­sons are avail­able sev­en days a week. Call for inf.: 215-698-7300, Ext. 141.

Monday, May 7


After-School Pro­grams Pel­bano Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Bustleton and Solly av­en­ues. Suit­able for ages 5 to 10. Monday through Fri­day, 3 to 6 p.m. Cov­er­age for half-days avail­able. Be­fore-school care also avail­able for stu­dents of Far­rell School. 215-683-1975. And at: Gif­ford Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 575 Tom­lin­son Road. Offered to Loes­che Ele­ment­ary School stu­dents ages 6 to 12. Monday through Fri­day, 3 to 5:45 p.m. $60 per month. 215-685-0377. 

Ap­plic­a­tion Ac­cept­ance for Boyle Tot Pro­gram 13049 Kelvin Ave. Pre-school classes are avail­able this fall for chil­dren ages 2-1/2 to 4. Ap­plic­a­tions ac­cep­ted Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 215-685-0368. 

Com­puter Class Ju­ni­ata Park Older Adult Cen­ter, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave. Eight-week Monday class costs $80. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 215-685-1490. 

Lib­rary Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave. A lib­rar­i­an will be avail­able every Monday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. 215-698-7300.

Tum­bling for Chil­dren Pi­car­i­ello Play­ground, Red Li­on and Calera roads. Suit­able for ages 4 and older at all levels. $10 re­gis­tra­tion. Class fees will be col­lec­ted in three in­stall­ments. Inf.: 215-685-9393.

Tu­tor­ing Pro­gram Max My­ers Play­ground, 1601 Heller­man St. Suit­able for chil­dren in kinder­garten through grade 12. Par­ents must re­gister chil­dren in the of­fice. Inf.: 215-685-1242. 

Zumba Aria Health, Tor­res­dale Cam­pus, Knights and Red Li­on roads. Mondays. $6 per class. 7:10 to 8:10 p.m. 215-612-4576. And at: Academy of Rus­si­an Arts, 11018 Rennard St. Mondays. 7 to 7:45 p.m. 267-934-2055. Also at: Vo­gt Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 6700 Cot­tage St. Mondays and Tues­days. $5 per class. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 215-685-8753. An­oth­er at: North­east Fam­ily YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Mondays. 9 a.m. 215-632-0100. Also at: Bridge­men’s Hall (Iron­work­ers Uni­on), 11600 Nor­com Road. $5. Mondays. 7 to 8 p.m. 267-304-8553. More at: Con­greg­a­tion Adath Je­shur­un, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Mondays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Tues­days from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 215-635-6611. And at: Phil­adelphia Dance Cen­ter, 8702 Crispin St. Mondays and Wed­nes­days. Drop-ins $7. 7 to 8 p.m. 267-475-7005. More at: Pel­bano Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Bustleton and Solly av­en­ues. Monday, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; Wed­nes­day, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Sat­urday, 9 to 10:15 a.m. Re­gister. 215-683-1975. Also at: Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4625 Rich­mond St. Mondays and Thursdays. $3 per class. 7 to 8 p.m. 215-685-1247. 

Tues­day, May 8


Com­edy pro­gram, fea­tur­ing en­ter­tain­er Shar­on Geller, 8:30 p.m., Con­greg­a­tions of Shaare Shamay­im, 9768 Ver­ree Road. Com­edy pro­gram fol­lows 7:30 p.m. meet­ing of the Sis­ter­hood of the Con­greg­a­tions of Shaare Shamay­im. Info: 215-677-1600.

GED/ABE Classes for Adults North­east Re­gion­al Lib­rary, 2228 Cottman Ave. Tues­days and Wed­nes­days. Provided through the Cen­ter for Lit­er­acy. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Re­gister. 215-474-1235.

Hip-Hop/Jazz Classes Mi­chael Palmer Play­ground, Thornton and Comly roads. Tues­day co-ed class for ages 3 to 6 at 6:30 p.m.; ages 6 to 9 at 7:30 p.m. $5 re­gis­tra­tion fee. $35 per month. 215-685-0371.

Mar­cella Kochanska-Sem­brich Fe­male Chor­us Re­hears­al As­so­ci­ated Pol­ish Home, 9150 Academy Road. Tues­days. 7:30 p.m. 215-333-2383.

Zumba Classes May­fair Com­munity Cen­ter, 2990 St. Vin­cent St. Tues­days. $5 per class. 7 p.m. 215-683-1994. And at: Nor­com Com­munity Cen­ter, 10980 Nor­com Road. $12 per class. Tues­days. 7:15 p.m. 215-613-1070. More at: Jun­od Play­ground, 12770 Dunks Ferry Road. Tues­days. $5 per class. 7 to 8 p.m. 215-685-9396. Also at: Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave. Tues­days. $5. 6 p.m. 215-698-7300. And at: Chalf­ont Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4300 Deer­path Lane. Tues­days. $5 re­gis­tra­tion plus $5 per class. 8:30 p.m. An­oth­er at: North­east Fam­ily YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Tues­days. 6:15 p.m. 215-632-0100. 

Zumba Dance Amer­ic­an Le­gion Play­ground, 6201 Tor­res­dale Ave. For ages 12 and older. Tues­days and Thursdays. 7 to 8 p.m. 215-685-8733.


Ta­cony Civic As­so­ci­ation, 7 p.m., at the Dis­ston Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Dis­ston and Glen­loch streets. Info: 215-338-2575.

Holmes­burg Civic As­so­ci­ation, 7:15 p.m., Holmes­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Rhawn and Dit­man streets. Guest: Capt. Len Ditch­kof­sky, com­mand­er of the 8th Po­lice Dis­trict. Info: 215-332-6781.

Al-Anon Sup­port Groups Glor­ia Dei Church, 570 Welsh Road, Hunt­ing­don Val­ley. For friends and re­l­at­ives of those with a drink­ing prob­lem. 7:30 p.m. 215-947-8200. An­oth­er at: St. John’s Luther­an Church, Hawthorne Street and Tyson Av­en­ue. 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Hatik­vah Chapter of Ha­dassah Delaire Land­ing club­house, 9355 State Road. New mem­bers wel­come. 1 p.m. 215-917-4673.

Men’s Only Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group Holy Re­deem­er Home­Care Of­fice, 1226 Town­send Road. Sup­port group of­fers men an op­por­tun­ity to un­der­stand their ex­per­i­ence and to sup­port one an­oth­er. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Re­gister. 215-856-1215. 

Weight-Loss Sup­port Group Gif­ford Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 575 Tom­lin­son Road. Free. 6 to 7 p.m.

Wed­nes­day, May 9


Zerbini Fam­ily Cir­cus, 4 and 7 p.m., rain or shine un­der the big top on the grounds of St. Martha Par­ish, 11300 block of Academy Road (be­low Comly Road), pre-per­form­ance tick­ets $8 per child, $10 per adult. Info: 215-632-3720. Also: Ad­di­tion­al per­form­ances at 4 and 7 p.m. on May 10-11.

His­tor­ic Ta­cony slide show, 6:30 p.m., Ta­cony Lib­rary, 6742 Tor­res­dale Ave., con­cise his­tory of the com­munity will be ac­com­pan­ied by an ex­hib­i­tion of Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue pho­tos. Info: 215-685-8755.

Arch­ery Camp Re­gis­tra­tion Vo­gt Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 6700 Cot­tage St. Wed­nes­days. 7 p.m. Camp will run Aug. 13 to 17 and costs $40. 215-685-8753. 

Ladies Aer­obics Heitz­man Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 3631 Am­ber St. $5 re­gis­tra­tion plus $5 per class. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. 215-685-1244.

Sil­ver­Sneak­ers Tai Chi Phil­adelphia Prot­est­ant Home, Gate­way Base­ment, 6500 Tabor Ave. 1 to 2 p.m. 215-697-8007. 

Zumba 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: 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: 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. Also at: North­east Fam­ily YMCA, 11088 Knights Road. Wed­nes­days. 9 a.m. 215-632-0100. 


Mah Jongg at Con­greg­a­tions Adath Je­shur­un lib­rary, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, 9 a.m. to noon. Make new friends and have a great time. Also: May 16, 23 and 30. Info: 215-635-6611.

Alzheimer’s Care­givers Sup­port Group Holy Re­deem­er St. Joseph’s Man­or, 1616 Hunt­ing­don Pike, Mead­ow­brook. For those caring for a re­l­at­ive or friend with Alzheimer’s. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Re­gister. 1-800-818-4747.

Thursday, May 10


Com­puter Ba­sics for Adults, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Holmes­burg Lib­rary, 7810 Frank­ford Ave., sponsored by the Friends of Holmes­burg Lib­rary. Space is lim­ited, re­gis­tra­tion re­quired: 215-685-8756.

“Fame,” 6 p.m., stage mu­sic­al presen­ted at Samuel Fels High School aud­it­or­i­um, 5500 Lang­don St. Also: May 11 at 6 p.m. Tick­ets: $5 in ad­vance, $7 at the door, $4 with a val­id Fels ID. Info and tick­ets: 215-537-2516.

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.

Sil­ver­Sneak­ers MS­ROM Phil­adelphia Prot­est­ant Home, Gate­way Base­ment, 6500 Tabor Ave. 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. 215-697-8007.


Ta­cony/Holmes­burg Town Watch, 7 p.m., at Ta­cony Baptist Church, Dis­ston and He­ger­man streets. Guests: 15th Po­lice Dis­trict of­fi­cials. Info:

Burholme Com­munity Town Watch and Civic As­so­ci­ation, 7 p.m., United Meth­od­ist Church of the Re­deem­er, Cottman and Lawndale av­en­ues. Info: 215-722-4901.


Flea Mar­ket & Bazaar, in the Pennypack Woods Com­munity Cen­ter, 8724 Crispin St., May 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Sponsored by The Friendly Neigh­bors Group. Info: 215-331-5828.

Aria Health, Tor­res­dale Cam­pus Park­ing gar­age, Knights and Red Li­on roads. May 5. Flea mar­ket. Sponsored by Aux­il­i­ary. Spaces $20. Inf.: 215-831-2179. 

Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter 4625 Rich­mond St. May 5. Craft fair/flea mar­ket. Sponsored by Brides­burg United Meth­od­ist Church. Spaces $15. Inf.: 267-738-5414. 

CORA Ser­vices 8540 Ver­ree Road. May 5. In­door/out­door flea mar­ket and craft show. Out­side spaces $15, two for $25; in­door tables $30, two for $50. Inf.: 215-701-2524 or e-mail pcampel­lone@coraser­

John­son Me­mori­al United Meth­od­ist Church 3117 Long­shore Ave. May 5. Craft fair/flea mar­ket. In­side tables $20, out­side spaces $15. Inf.: 215-338-4196.  

Me­mori­al Pres­by­teri­an Church of Fox Chase 7902 Ox­ford Ave. May 5. Flea mar­ket. Spaces $15, with table $20. Inf.: 215-632-1345. 

St. John Neu­mann Nurs­ing Home 10400 Roosevelt Blvd. May 5. Flea mar­ket and craft fair. Space with table $13. Re­serve by April 30. Inf.: 215-698-5631 or e-mail em­izen­ko@chs-ad­ 

Vil­lages at Pine Val­ley 300 Ern­est Way and ad­ja­cent to CORA Ser­vices. May 5. Out­door flea mar­ket. Spaces $12. Inf.: 215-722-1501. 

Wilson Middle School 1800 Cottman Ave. May 5. Out­door flea mar­ket. Spaces $15. Inf.: 215-460-5315, 267-235-2524 or e-mail

St. John’s Luther­an Church Tyson Av­en­ue and Sack­ett Street. May 12. Out­door/in­door craft fair and flea mar­ket. Tables/spaces $15. Inf.: 215-725-5404. 

Flea Mar­ket, Be­rachah Church, 400 Ash­bourne Road, Chel­ten­ham, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 12, 100 vendors. Rain date: May 19. Info: e-mail lamp­ster@ve­r­i­

Wissi­nom­ing Pres­by­teri­an Church, Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue and How­ell Street, May 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces $15 (ask about $5 re­bate). In­door/out­door, rain or shine. Info: 215-535-7862.

Peter Bressi North­east Seni­or Cen­ter 4744 Frank­ford Ave. May 12. Flea mar­ket. No food vendors are needed. Tables $15. Inf.: 215-831-2926. 

Flea Mar­ket & Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 19, Ta­cony Lib­rary, 6742 Tor­res­dale Ave. (at Knorr Street), presen­ted by the Friends of Ta­cony Lib­rary. Rain date is June 2. Info: 215-685-8755. 

Flea Mar­ket & Rum­mage Drive, Holmes­burg United Meth­od­ist Church, 8118 Frank­ford Ave., May 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces $10 if re­served by May 16, $15 after. Info: 215-333-3155 or 215-338-2249. Church also wel­comes pub­lic’s dona­tions knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, house­hold items and col­lect­ibles to its second­hand shop Ann’s At­tic, which raises funds to be­ne­fit church out­reach pro­grams, daily meal pro­gram and weekly food cup­board.

A.L. FitzPatrick School 11061 Knights Road. May 19. Out­door craft show/flea mar­ket. Sponsored by Fitz/PVO. Spaces $20 each, two for $35. Inf.: 215-281-2646. 

Beth­esda Church 808 Red Li­on Road. May 19. Out­door flea mar­ket. Spaces $15 or two for $25. Inf.: 215-464-3131.

Le­high Baptist Church, 934 Al­bur­ger Ave., June 2. Space $20, or two for $30. Info: 215-495-9684.

Ta­cony Civic Flea Mar­ket, Dis­ston Park, 6900 Key­stone St., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 23. No rain date. Spaces $10. Info: 215-338-2575 or ta­co­n­ 

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