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 historicphiladelphia.org. ••
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.telecharge.com ••
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.ladyhoofers.org. 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. ••