Pirate magic and puppet show at library
The Friends of Holmesburg Library will sponsor a pirate magic and puppet show on Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the library, at 7810 Frankford Ave. Cap’n Abby will offer a variety show full of jokes, magic, puppetry and audience participation.
For more information, call 215-685-8756. ••
Summer meals program available for children
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Nutritional Development Services will operate a summer meals program from June 17 to Aug. 23 so that children in the five-county area who do not go hungry. This effort fills a gap during the summer months when meals are not provided in a school setting. As a sponsor of the Seamless Summer Option Food Service Program for Children, NDS partners with community organizations and leaders to provide a service that contributes to the health and well-being of thousands of area children.
Participating sites offer children (18 years of age and under) lunch and a choice of breakfast or snack. Meals include whole grains, a variety of salads and fresh vegetables.
Last year, more than 909,000 meals were served in 470 sites in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Most Philadelphia and many suburban neighborhoods qualify.
The Seamless Summer Option Food Service Program for Children is a federally-funded program operated nationally by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
For more information, including eligibility requirements and parameters for being a host site, contact Anne H. Ayella at 215-895-3470, ext. 77901 or visit www.ndsarch.org. ••
Portuguese Heritage Day on June 16
The 20th annual Philadelphia Portuguese Heritage Festival will take place on Sunday, June 16, on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. There will be food, beer, wine, art, dance groups, live music and a flag-raising ceremony. Gates open at 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 267-241-7108. ••
Tattoo shops support animal shelters
Six tattoo shops will be making donations to Philadoptables, a group that supports animal shelters, for every purchase on four upcoming days.
The fundraiser will take place on June 21-22 and 28-29.
Participating shops include Kadillac Tattoo Deuce, at 6722 Rising Sun Ave. in Lawndale. To make an appointment, call 215-342-4062.
Other shops are Por Vida Tattoo Studio in Bensalem; Second Skin Tattoo in Abington; Wizard’s One Tattoo & Piercing Studio in Pottstown; Wizards World of Tattoos Two in Exeter; and Wizards World of Tattoos Four in Mount Penn. ••