Around town: November 20, 2013

Frank­ford His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety hosts so­cial

The His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety of Frank­ford has been pre­serving and pro­mot­ing the his­tory of North­east Phil­adelphia since 1905. The so­ci­ety will host its an­nu­al Winter Hol­i­day So­cial along with the pro­gram Fight­ing Fire in Frank­ford on Tues­day, Dec. 10, at The Cen­ter for North­east Phil­adelphia His­tory, 1507 Or­tho­dox St.

The pro­gram will be­gin at 7:30 p.m. and fea­ture Jack Wright of the Fire­man’s Hall Mu­seum, who will in­tro­duce some of his or­gan­iz­a­tion’s col­lec­tions. Vis­it­ors also will view some of the so­ci­ety’s lib­rary and mu­seum col­lec­tions of fire­fight­ing ar­ti­facts from Frank­ford’s long-dis­ban­ded vo­lun­teer fire com­pan­ies, dat­ing to 1793.

Ad­mis­sion is free to mem­bers of the so­ci­ety and costs $5 for non-mem­bers. Re­fresh­ments will be served. Guests are en­cour­aged to bring light fare or desserts to share for the Hol­i­day So­cial.

Call 215-743-6030 or vis­it www.frank­ford­his­tor­ic­also­ci­ for in­form­a­tion. ••

Hoof­ers to tap out Christ­mas cheer

The Lady Hoof­ers, Phil­adelphia’s only all-fe­male tap dance com­pany, will present an even­ing of tap, jazz and hol­i­day cheer at Christ Church Neigh­bor­hood House on Dec. 6 and 7. The hour­long, fam­ily-friendly con­cert will fea­ture mu­sic from be­loved hol­i­day clas­sics in­clud­ing How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christ­mas.

Audi­ences will also see the en­semble’s new youth com­pany, which fea­tures 14 dan­cers ages 11 to 16. Cho­reo­graph­ers Katie Del­ha­gen, Theresa DiSi­pio, Becky Mastin and Kat Richter have cre­ated new works for the con­cert, which will show­case the en­semble’s sig­na­ture el­eg­ance and fast-paced rhythm tap.

Tick­ets cost $18 and can be pur­chased on­line at www.lady­hoof­ The Christ Church Neigh­bor­hood House is at 20 N. Amer­ic­an St. Show­times are 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 7. ••

His­tor­ic Phil­adelphia presents light show

His­tor­ic Phil­adelphia Inc., the non­profit that op­er­ates Frank­lin Square, is present­ing a brand new hol­i­day light show eight times nightly in the square at 6th and Race streets.

Elec­tric­al Spec­tacle: A Hol­i­day Light Show is a new tra­di­tion sparked by Ben­jamin Frank­lin’s ima­gin­a­tion and fun­ded by the Wil­li­am Penn Found­a­tion. Provid­ing an ori­gin­al twist on the hol­i­day light show, the present­a­tion in­cor­por­ates an elec­tric 10-foot kite and key along with thou­sands of lights pro­grammed to winter-themed mu­sic.

The show will run through Dec. 31, lead­ing up to the fam­ily-friendly New Year’s Eve cel­eb­ra­tion at Frank­lin Square. Shows be­gin at 4:30 p.m. each day and be re­peated eight times un­til 8 p.m. Oth­er new at­trac­tions in the square for the hol­i­days in­clude sea­son­al mu­sic on the Parx Liberty Ca­rou­sel, warm­ing sta­tions in Philly Mini Golf and sea­son­al fare.

For a full list of activ­it­ies and spe­cial events, vis­it his­tor­ic­phil­ ••

Stay­ing safe at home dur­ing the winter

Phil­adelphia Fire Com­mis­sion­er Lloyd Ay­ers urges all Phil­adelphi­ans to prac­tice im­port­ant safety tips dur­ing the im­pend­ing winter and to be more vi­gil­ant with their fire safety ef­forts and aware­ness.

Res­id­ents should have a smoke alarm on every level of the home. Alarms should be tested reg­u­larly to en­sure they work and have fresh bat­ter­ies. 

Homes should also have car­bon monox­ide alarms near each of the sleep­ing areas. Bat­ter­ies also should be tested reg­u­larly. While it’s im­port­ant to keep warm, res­id­ents nev­er should use gas or elec­tric ranges and ovens to heat the home.

The fire de­part­ment will sup­ply smoke and car­bon monox­ide alarms to needy city res­id­ents. Mean­while, res­id­ents fa­cing dif­fi­culty pay­ing their heat­ing bills may con­tact the Low In­come Home En­ergy As­sist­ance Pro­gram at 215-684-6100 or the Phil­adelphia Cor­por­a­tion for Aging at 215-765-9040. ••

Celt­ic Christ­mas is Dec. 7

Amer­ic­an Paddy’s Pro­duc­tions will present The Amer­ic­an Celt­ic Christ­mas 2013 on Sat­urday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Ben­s­alem High School aud­it­or­i­um, 4319 Hul­meville Road in Ben­s­alem Town­ship.

The con­cert will fea­ture Jam­is­on Celt­ic Rock, Celt­ic Flame School of Ir­ish Dance, Kim­berly Kil­len, Bucks County Dance Cen­ter, John Byrne, DJ Dan Cronin, Ac­tion Kar­ate Demo Team and oth­er per­formers. Ad­mis­sion costs $20 for adults or $10 for youths 7 to 17. Chil­dren un­der 7 get in for free.

A por­tion of pro­ceeds will be donated to the OTN Ry­an K. Wilson Schol­ar­ship Fund and the Ben­s­alem Edu­ca­tion Found­a­tion. Vis­it www.AnAmer­ic­anCelt­ic­Christ­ for tick­ets and in­form­a­tion. ••

Flash­dance com­ing to Philly

Flash­dance: The Mu­sic­al, the stage ad­apt­a­tion of the 1983 hit film that defined a gen­er­a­tion, will per­form at the Academy of Mu­sic un­til Nov. 24 as part of the new Broad­way Phil­adelphia sea­son.

Tick­et prices range from $20 to $105.50. For show times or more in­form­a­tion, call 215-731-3333 or go to kim­mel­cen­­way ••

Soph­ie Tuck­er trib­ute at Wal­nut

Wal­nut Street Theatre’s 2013-2014 In­de­pend­ence Stu­dio on 3 sea­son opens with Soph­ie Tuck­er: The Last of the Red Hot Ma­mas.

Dir­ec­ted by Richard Hop­kins, who is a co-cre­at­or of the show, the pro­duc­tion opens Nov. 21. For tick­ets and in­form­a­tion, call 215-574-3550 or vis­it www.wal­nut­ ••

Judge will present plays

The Fath­er Judge theat­er arts club will present a series of one-act plays this week­end.

Show times are 7 p.m. on Fri­day and Sat­urday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tick­ets cost $6 in ad­vance and $8 at the door. Stu­dents pay $6.

The school is loc­ated at 3301 Solly Ave.

For more in­form­a­tion, call Anne Mar­ie at 215-338-9494, Ext. 1128. ••

Neu­mann-Gor­etti event on Sunday

Neu­mann-Gor­etti High School will present the 76th An­nu­al Alumni Meet­ing and Rev. George Feider, O. Praem Me­mori­al Com­mu­nion Break­fast on Sunday, Nov. 24.

Mass be­gins at 9 a.m. Break­fast starts at 10:15 a.m.

The school is loc­ated at 1736 S. 10th St.

For in­form­a­tion, call the Mil­lay Club of­fice at 215-389-0925 or email mil­layc­ ••

Glen Fo­erd presents con­cert and yoga

Glen Fo­erd on the Delaware, a man­sion at 5001 Grant Ave., is kick­ing off the hol­i­day sea­son with a con­cert by harp­ist El­len Tep­per on Fri­day, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.

Tep­per will be per­form­ing se­lec­tions from her new­est re­cord­ing, Winter Cycles. Tick­ets cost $8 for mem­bers and $10 for non-mem­bers.

Foun­tain of Yoga’s in­struct­ors are host­ing a re­lax­ing morn­ing of yoga in Glen Fo­erd’s art gal­lery on Sat­urdays at 9 a.m. Par­ti­cipants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and to wear light­weight ap­par­el. The cost is $15 per class.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-632-5330 or vis­it www.glen­ ••

Casino trip

Holy In­no­cents Par­ish will spon­sor a casino trip to At­lantic Club on Sunday, Nov. 24.

The bus will de­part at L Street and Hunt­ing Park Av­en­ue at 9 a.m.

The cost is $30, with $25 re­turned in slot cash.

The bus will leave At­lantic Club at 4:30 p.m.

To re­serve a seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Tik­vah/AJMI awards brunch

The Tik­vah/AJMI 22nd An­nu­al Brunch and Si­lent Auc­tion will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Temple Beth Hil­lel-Beth El, 1001 Re­m­ing­ton Road in Wyn­newood.

Mi­chael J. Cov­one, of Somer­ton, former deputy com­mis­sion­er of the Phil­adelphia De­part­ment of Be­ha­vi­or­al Health and In­tel­lec­tu­al Dis­ab­il­ity Ser­vices, will re­ceive the Right­eous Per­son Award.

Former City Con­trol­ler Jonath­an Saidel will serve as mas­ter of ce­re­mon­ies.

Tick­ets are $100 for a non-mem­ber and $50 for a Tik­vah mem­ber. For re­ser­va­tions, call 215-832-0671. ••

Found­a­tion ac­cept­ing ap­plic­a­tions

The Anna T. Jeanes Found­a­tion, which sup­ports Jeanes Hos­pit­al in Phil­adelphia, is cur­rently ac­cept­ing ap­plic­a­tions for its 2013 Com­munity Grants pro­gram — de­signed to provide fund­ing for pro­jects that pro­mote the health, well­ness and safety of com­munit­ies in the hos­pit­al’s ser­vice areas.

Grants are awar­ded an­nu­ally based on mer­it, com­munity im­pact and fund avail­ab­il­ity. This year’s grants will be awar­ded up to $2,500.

“We are act­ively seek­ing ways to work in con­cert with oth­er or­gan­iz­a­tions to pro­mote healthy life­styles, safety for our neigh­bor­hoods and ac­cess to ser­vices for those who are un­der­served — this grants pro­gram funds these op­por­tun­it­ies,” said Linda J. Grass, pres­id­ent and CEO of Jeanes Hos­pit­al.

The dead­line for grant ap­plic­a­tions is Fri­day, Nov. 22. For in­form­a­tion, con­tact Rose­marie Schle­gel at 215-728-2131 or rose­marie.schle­ ••

Fun­draiser to pre­vent meth­adone clin­ic

The Par­ish Pub, at 3510 Cottman Ave., is host­ing a beef and beer fun­draiser on Fri­day, Nov. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m., to pre­vent the open­ing of a meth­adone clin­ic at 7900 Fran­ford Ave. (at Dec­atur Street).

The cost is $30 per per­son.

There will be food, live en­ter­tain­ment, a raffle and $1 do­mest­ic drafts. ••

Beauty and the Beast in Phil­adelphia

Dis­ney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-win­ning Broad­way mu­sic­al, will re­turn to Phil­adelphia at the Academy of Mu­sic from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1.

Tick­ets start at $20 and can be pur­chased by call­ing 215-731-3333 or go­ing on­line at kim­mel­cen­­way

Groups of 10 or more will re­ceive dis­counts by call­ing 215-790-5883. ••

Are you ready for Bingo?

Spe­cial People In North­east (SPIN), at 10980 Nor­com Road, will host De­sign­er Bag Bingo on Fri­day, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.

The cost is $30.

Guests are wel­come to BY­OB.

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Erica Lowry at elowry@spi­ or 215-612-7176. ••

An­nu­al Daniel Boyle fun­draiser

The Of­ficer Daniel Boyle Ath­let­ic Pro­gram will host its 17th an­nu­al beef and beer on Sat­urday, Nov. 23, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Her­oes Ball­room at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Car­oline Road.

Tick­ets cost $40.

Email lou­de­cree@com­ ••

Klein JCC hosts men­orah light­ing

Seni­or mem­bers of the Klein JCC will join stu­dents from Anne’s Kids, a preschool pro­gram loc­ated with­in the cen­ter, for an in­tergen­er­a­tion­al candle light­ing of a hol­i­day men­orah, mark­ing the be­gin­ning of the eight-day ob­serv­ance of Cha­nukah, on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m.

The Jew­ish Fest­iv­al of Lights will of­fi­cially be­gin at sun­set that even­ing.

The cen­ter is loc­ated at 10100 Jam­is­on Ave. ••

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