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 email@example.com
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: www.tactw.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org