Klein JCC all set to stimulate your mind
As part of its ongoing Lifelong Learning series, The Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave., will be featuring its “May Passport,” a new learning program designed to stimulate the minds of active adults, beginning on Monday, May 6.
Linda Hershman, director of the Lifelong Learning program run by the Klein JCC’s active adult department, says, “This interesting and informative series offers discussions focusing on local, national and international current events, a series on fascinating women from all walks of life and a special “At the Movies” program for those who love the cinema. It is designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit of active adults.”
In addition, the May Passport includes a jewelry workshop one morning. Participants will create necklaces made from a Murano glass piece, augmented by natural stones, glass and pearl beds. The workshop will be led by Joan Beyer, former owner of Bedazzles, and will be held on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 9:45 a.m.
An art festival will showcase works created by the Klein JCC’s art students in their lifelong learning art classes. The art festival will be held on Monday, May 20, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Guests are invited and refreshments will be served.
Cost for the full May Passport series is $35 for members and $45 for the general public. A partial passport costs $25 for members and $35 for the general public. Individual sessions are $7 for members and $9 for nonmembers. The jewelry workshop, which is not included in the May Passport fees, will be offered for $10 per person plus a $12 charge for materials.
For more information and to register, contact Hershman at 215-698-7300, extension 114, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Church to host Holmesburg job fair
The Fountain of Life Christian Church will hold a Holmesburg job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at 7811 Frankford Ave.
Pastor Jose Aguilera said the free job fair is intended to offer “a cool cup of water” called hope to those looking for work. Job seekers should bring a resume.
It is the church’s first job fair, and it is seeking employers who want to share and promote their employment openings. The job fair is also a chance for employers to network with other employers in the community.
The job fair will take place in the church gym. Each employer will be provided a table, power supply and Wifi Internet access. Businesses that would like to participate can call the church at 215-331-3334 or e-mail email@example.com ••
Former Phillie to sign at Artisans’ Day
The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection Founders Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, May 5, starting at noon at 8100 Roosevelt Blvd. (a block south of Solly Avenue) in Rhawnhurst.
The public is invited to attend the Artisans’ 140th anniversary party.
Former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton will attend. Guests will have a chance to get Daulton’s autograph and to win signed Phillies memorabilia from past and present stars from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The afternoon also will include refreshments, a disc jockey, the Uptown String Band and local merchants.
Founded in 1873, the Artisans provide life insurance, investment vehicles and activities for members.
For more information, call 215-708-1000. ••
Bakers Bay Civic presents musical May 5
Bakers Bay Civic Association will host “Getting to Know You: A musical conversation with Jennie Eisenhower” on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m.
The public is invited to attend. The concert will take place in the clubhouse at Bakers Bay, at 5100 Convent Lane, near State Road and Grant Avenue.
Eisenhower will sing Broadway standards and personal favorites.
The cost is $15. After the show, there will be wine, cheeses, meats and iced tea.
Call Phyllis at 215-281-3718 or Roz at 215-281-9343. ••
Leg vein screening at Nazareth May 7
Nazareth Hospital, at 2601 Holme Ave., will offer a free leg vein screening session from 3 to 7 p.m. on May 7 in the radiation oncology department.
Interventional radiologists will discuss varicose and spider veins and treatment options. To register, call toll-free 1-866-NAZARETH. ••
OEM to offer workshop for city businesses
The Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management will conduct a free business continuity workshop, “Building Disaster Resilient Communities,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 13, at the Philadelphia Fire Academy, 5200 Pennypack St. Free parking, breakfast and lunch are being offered.
OEM is joining with the Philadelphia Police Department, Homeland Security and The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center to help business owners make sure they are prepared for the next emergency.
The Boston Marathon bombings, fertilizer plant explosion in Waco, Texas, and floods in Illinois are all examples of why it is vital that all businesses prepare now for emergencies. Registration is required by May 9. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Frankford Garden Club to sell plants May 11
The Frankford Garden Club will hold its annual Day-Before-Mothers-Day Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in front of the Frankford branch of the Philadelphia Free Library, 4634 Frankford Ave.
All proceeds go to support the Frankford Garden Club. ••
Walnut packages for kids programming
Subscription packages are available for the 2013-14 Walnut Street Theatre for Kids season.
The season will feature four musicals based on children’s books and a holiday classic, all geared to kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The lineup consists of Seussical Jr. (Sept. 21), A Christmas Carol (Nov. 30 to Dec. 22), Alexander Who’s Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move (Feb. 1, 2014), Pinkalicious, the Musical (March 29, 2014) and The Monster Who Ate My Peas (May 31).
Subscriptions cost $34 and $40.
For show times and more information, call 215-574-3550 or go to www.walnutstreettheatre.org ••
Tickets for the Pops are on sale now
Subscriptions and individual tickets are on sale for the 2013-14 season of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.
The concerts take place Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. There are additional dates for the holiday concerts in December.
The schedule is: Viva Philadelphia! (Oct. 11-13); Holiday Pops (Dec. 6-21); The Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel (Feb. 7-9, 2014); Marvin Hamlisch — A Musical Tribute (March 14-16, 2014); The Magical Music of John Williams (April 4-6, 2014); and Sixties Hits Featuring the Midtown Men (May 16-18, 2014).
For ticket information, call 215-893-1999 or visit www.phillypops.org ••
Rock show to benefit PA Wounded Warriors
The “Memory Lane Oldies Show – Rockin’ for Our Warriors” to benefit the PA Wounded Warriors Inc. will be performed on Friday, May 31, at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Scheduled to appear is Charlie Gracie, The Dovells, the Soul Survivors, Frankie & the Fashions, Unforgettable, The Angeltones and Purple Reign.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $43 per person. Food and drink are available, but not included in the ticket price.
All proceeds go to PA Wounded Warriors Inc., a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides assistance to military families throughout the state. PA Wounded Warriors was founded by Major General Gerald Sajer and his wife Helen, in 2006.
The Show will be hosted by Lou Costello of WVLT Cruisin’ 92.1 FM who is a Vietnam veteran
Tickets can be purchased in person at Cannstatter’s (215-332-0121) – ask for Roman or Lindsey or by calling Liam Kelly at 215-343-3649 or Lou Frattini at 215-632-2537. Or mail a check or money order payable to: Kelly Enterprises, 1718 Hampton Drive, Jamison, PA 18929
Tickets can also be purchased online through PayPal at www.bigdaddyproductions1.com by clicking on the Upcoming Events tab. ••