Around town: November 27, 2013

Hol­i­day light show 

His­tor­ic Phil­adelphia Inc., the non­profit that op­er­ates Frank­lin Square, is present­ing a 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. Shows be­gin at 4:30 p.m. each night and be re­peated un­til 8 p.m. 

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

Wal­mart re­wards MaST teach­ers

Wal­mart and the Wal­mart Found­a­tion have chosen MaST Com­munity Charter School as a re­cip­i­ent of its Teach­er Re­wards pro­gram. Twenty ran­domly se­lec­ted teach­ers were awar­ded $50 gift cards to spend ay Wal­mart for school sup­plies. 

The re­cip­i­ents were Teresa Pen­d­er­gast, Sandra Brown, Al­ida Fitzpatrick, Mary Flanagan, Tara­lynn Dor­is, Elise Behm, Vanessa Owens, Rose­mary Duffy, Christina Harta, Claudia Iuli­ano, Lauren Saft­las, Robert Hop­kins, Nicole DiNiglio, Erin My­ers, Christine Ehr­lich, Tara Girni­us, Krys­ten Bovell, Susan Mosh­er, Lena Mendes and Nicole Smith. ••

Jer­sey Boys ar­riv­ing in Philly

Tick­ets are now on sale for the Phil­adelphia en­gage­ment of the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivi­er Award-win­ning hit mu­sic­al Jer­sey Boys.

The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Sea­sons will play at the For­rest Theatre. The of­fi­cial press open­ing is Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The show will run through Jan. 5.

For in­form­a­tion and tick­ets, vis­it www.tele­ ••

Thanks­giv­ing safety ad­vice

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tion­al Fire Pro­tec­tion As­so­ci­ation, Thanks­giv­ing is the biggest day of the year for kit­chen fires. PuroClean of­fers these tips to keep safe:

• Make sure your smoke alarms are work­ing. 

• It is best to avoid cook­ing us­ing an oil fry­er, even out­doors. In­stead, use an al­tern­at­ive mode, like an oil-free elec­tric tur­key fry­er. If us­ing an oil fry­er, cook out­side away from walls or any­thing that may eas­ily catch fire. Be sure to fol­low man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions.

• If you are us­ing lit candles, keep them away from chil­dren, pets, cur­tains or oth­er flam­mable ma­ter­i­als. Con­sider us­ing flame­less candles.

• It is best to keep kids at least three feet away from the stove and oven to avoid po­ten­tial burns and fires. Let them help in oth­er ways.

• Keep tow­els, pothold­ers and oth­er flam­mable ma­ter­i­als away from the stove while cook­ing. Do not wear cloth­ing with loose sleeves that may catch fire. ••

St. Jerome helps Aid For Friends

St. Jerome CYO pu­pils par­ti­cip­ated in a com­munity ser­vice week­end Nov. 23 and 24. The chil­dren col­lec­ted canned goods for Aid For Friends, raked leaves in the neigh­bor­hood and de­livered flowers to shut-ins.  

ldquo;We are very proud of the chil­dren’s ef­forts this week­end. We at St. Jerome School and Par­ish feel it is im­port­ant for chil­dren to learn at an early age that it is im­port­ant to give back to your com­munity,” said Anne Car­o­lan of the St. Jerome Ad­vance­ment Board. ••

Hoof­ers to tap out 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, con­cert will fea­ture mu­sic from be­loved hol­i­day clas­sics. Audi­ences will also see the en­semble’s new youth com­pany, which fea­tures 14 dan­cers ages 11 to 16. 

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

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