Around town: August 14, 2013

Lib­rary ex­plor­ing Joyce’s Ulysses

Learn about James Joyce’s Ulysses dur­ing 11 a.m. Sat­urday pro­grams at the North­east Re­gion­al Lib­rary on Cottman Av­en­ue. 

“Ulysses for Be­gin­ners” con­sists of tele­vised lec­tures and oth­er films about Dub­lin and James Joyce. The series ends in late Septem­ber. 

For more in­form­a­tion, call Keith Kessler or Jenny Chang at the lib­rary, 215-685-0501. ••

SEPTA changes some sched­ules

Any­one who uses SEPTA’s re­gion­al rail lines should check new sched­ules that went in­to ef­fect on Aug. 11 by vis­it­ing Sta­tions and ex­press trains have been ad­ded to some lines. ••

Re­port open hy­drants to 3-1-1

The wa­ter and fire de­part­ments are ask­ing res­id­ents to re­port open hy­drants to the city by an­onym­ously call­ing 3-1-1. Be­cause of the hot weath­er, city res­id­ents have been open­ing hy­drants to keep cool, but an open hy­drant can hamper fire­fight­ing and can lead to dan­ger­ous road con­di­tions, prop­erty dam­age, in­jury or death, the wa­ter de­part­ment stated in a news re­lease. An open hy­drant also is a costly waste of wa­ter.

The force of wa­ter from a hy­drant can push a child in­to on­com­ing traffic. Im­prop­erly open­ing a hy­drant can cause a wa­ter main break and in­ter­rupt wa­ter ser­vice. ••

PECO awards grant to re­store Poquess­ing

PECO re­cently gave the Friends of Poquess­ing Wa­ter­shed a $4,000 grant that will be used to re­store the stream banks at the con­flu­ence of the Poquess­ing Creek and the Delaware River on the grounds of the Glen Fo­erd man­sion. Also, in­vas­ive ve­get­a­tion will be re­moved and re­placed with nat­ive spe­cies. ••

Up­com­ing North­east Cel­eb­ra­tion

Take Back Your Neigh­bor­hood is spon­sor­ing a North­east Cel­eb­ra­tion on Sat­urday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Max My­ers Play­ground, loc­ated at 1601 Heller­man St. There will be a disc jockey, com­munity or­gan­iz­a­tions, activ­it­ies for chil­dren and groups rep­res­ent­ing his­tor­ic­al land­marks.

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Jared So­lomon at 215-205-2167 or at jared­so­ ••

USO col­lect­ing school sup­plies

Liberty USO is provid­ing back-to-school sup­plies to the chil­dren of ser­vice mem­bers. Items needed in­clude erasers, bind­ers, pa­per, note­books, pens, pen­cils, rulers, cray­ons, mark­ers, glue, folders and high­light­ers. 

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Kristen Lowe at klowe@liber­ty­ ••

Pre-K sign-ups

Chil­dren who are 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1 and part of fam­il­ies who meet eli­gib­il­ity guidelines may sign up for Lassin and Pa­ley Early Learn­ing Ser­vices’ Pre-K Counts Pro­gram. The pro­gram is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Break­fast, lunch and af­ter­noon snack will be offered. 

Avail­ab­il­ity is lim­ited. For loc­a­tions or more in­form­a­tion, call 215-676-7550, Ext. 104 or go to www.FEL­ ••

Ukrain­i­an Fest­iv­al in Hor­sham Aug. 25

The Ukrain­i­an Fest­iv­al will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon un­til 8 p.m. at the Ukrain­i­an Amer­ic­an Sport Cen­ter at Lower State and County Line roads in Hor­sham.

The Gala Stage Show Spec­tac­u­lar will fea­ture the Vo­loshky Ukrain­i­an Dance En­semble, the Iskra Ukrain­i­an Dance En­semble, In­nesa Tymoch­ko Deka­jlo and the Vox Ethinka Band.

The rest of the day will in­clude a so­cial dance, Ukrain­i­an eth­nic foods, homemade baked goods, crafts, chil­dren’s games and face paint­ing.

Ad­mis­sion is $15 for adults, $10 for stu­dents and free for chil­dren 14 and un­der. ••

Run and rock

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Phil­adelphia Half Mara­thon will take place on Sunday, Sept. 15.

The his­tor­ic race, formerly known as the Phil­adelphia Dis­tance Run for 32 years, will wel­come more than 20,000 run­ners. The event is en­ter­ing its fourth year as part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mara­thon Series.

In ad­di­tion to pro­mot­ing fun and fit­ness, nu­mer­ous loc­al and na­tion­al char­it­ies will be fun­drais­ing through the race this year. Over the 16-year his­tory of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mara­thon Series, char­ity par­ti­cipants have raised more than $283 mil­lion for a vari­ety of causes and non­profit or­gan­iz­a­tions.

Event week­end kicks off with a free Health and Fit­ness Expo at the Pennsylvania Con­ven­tion Cen­ter on Fri­day, Sept. 13, and Sat­urday, Sept. 14. More than 100 ex­hib­it­ors will of­fer free samples and show­case the latest in run­ning gear, sports ap­par­el, health and nu­tri­tion­al in­form­a­tion. The Expo is free and open to the pub­lic, and all run­ners must vis­it the Expo to pick up their bib.

Re­gis­tra­tion and in­form­a­tion are avail­able at­rock­­adelphia ••

NE nat­ive star­ring in Philly Fringe show

North­east nat­ive Rachel Holt will star in the world premiere of Sur­render as part of the Philly Fringe Fest­iv­al 2013.

Sur­render tells the story of one girl strug­gling with heroin ad­dic­tion and the trau­mat­iz­ing af­teref­fects of the dis­ease.

The play will be per­formed at the Ad­rienne Theat­er, at 2030 Sansom St., on Sept. 4, 6, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 7 and 15 at 6 p.m.

Tick­ets cost $18. For more in­form­a­tion on the show, vis­it www.sur­render­the­ 

For more in­form­a­tion about the Philly Fringe Fest­iv­al, vis­it ••

Com­edy show at play­house

The com­edy You Say To­mato, I Say Shut Up!, writ­ten by An­na­belle Gur­witch and Jeff Kahn about mar­riage and re­la­tion­ships, con­tin­ues its na­tion­al tour with its Phil­adelphia premiere at the New Penn’s Land­ing Play­house.

The play­house is loc­ated in­side the In­de­pend­ence Sea­port Mu­seum, at 211 S. Colum­bus Blvd. (at Wal­nut Street).

Pre­views be­gin Sept. 18, and the play runs from Oct. 2 un­til Dec. 29. The play will run on Wed­nes­days and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fri­days and Sat­urdays at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Wed­nes­days, Sat­urdays and Sundays.

Tick­et prices are $35 to $55 on Wed­nes­days and Thursdays and $45 to $60 on Fri­days, Sat­urdays and Sundays. Group rates be­gin with 12 tick­ets.

To pur­chase tick­ets, call toll-free 855-448-7469 or or­der on­line at www.plp­play­ ••

Talk­ing about trees

Add col­or to your land­scape year-round by join­ing the Ar­bor Day Found­a­tion in Au­gust.

Every­one who joins the non­profit Ar­bor Day Found­a­tion with a $10 dona­tion will re­ceive 10 free white flower­ing dog­wood trees through the found­a­tion’s Trees for Amer­ica cam­paign.

The trees will be shipped post­paid at the right time for plant­ing in each mem­ber’s area, which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10.

The 6- to 12-inch trees are guar­an­teed to grow or they will be re­placed free of charge. Plant­ing in­struc­tions are en­closed with each ship­ment of trees.

To re­ceive the free white flower­ing dog­wood trees, send a $10 mem­ber­ship con­tri­bu­tion to Ten Free Dog­woods, Ar­bor Day Found­a­tion, 100 Ar­bor Ave., Neb­raska City, NE 68410 by Aug. 31, or join on­line at ar­bor­­gust ••

Wal­nut’s new sea­son opens Sept. 11

Wal­nut Street Theatre opens its 205th sea­son with the mu­sic­al In the Heights.

Dir­ec­ted by Bruce Lump­kin, with cho­reo­graphy by Michelle Gaud­ette, it’s a mu­sic­al about chas­ing your dreams and find­ing your true home.

Pre­views be­gin on Sept. 3. The show opens on Sept. 11, and runs through Oct. 20 on the WST main­stage.

For tick­ets and in­form­a­tion, call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787. Tick­ets are also avail­able on­line by vis­it­ing www.wal­nut­streettheat­ ••

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