Around town: October 16, 2013

Tai chi and more at Glen Fo­erd this month

Glen Fo­erd on the Delaware will host river­front tai chi classes and open house ses­sions start­ing this month.

River­front Tai Chi con­sists of 10 weekly, one-hour classes that be­gin on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Re­gis­tra­tion is re­quired and costs $120 for Glen Fo­erd mem­bers or $150 for non­mem­bers. 

The series is a con­tinu­ation of classes in­ten­ded to build upon each week’s les­sons with fo­cus on breath­ing and re­lax­a­tion. Some pre­vi­ous ex­per­i­ence is re­com­men­ded but not ne­ces­sary. As par­ti­cipants pro­gress, they should no­tice im­prove­ments in muscle tone, flex­ib­il­ity, co­ordin­a­tion and con­cen­tra­tion. Par­ti­cipants should wear com­fort­able, loose fit­ting cloth­ing and sneak­ers. Pro­gram pro­ceeds sup­port the pre­ser­va­tion and edu­ca­tion­al mis­sion of Glen Fo­erd.

Also, Glen Fo­erd is open for tours every Sat­urday at 10:30 a.m. and Wed­nes­day at 11 a.m. Tours last at least one hour. Vis­it­ors should call first to con­firm ac­cess to the man­sion, which closes on oc­ca­sion for spe­cial events.

Guided tours are also avail­able by ap­point­ment year-round on Monday, Tues­day, Thursday and Fri­day. Call at least two days in ad­vance to sched­ule. Tours by ap­point­ment are closed on hol­i­days and week­ends. Tours cost $10 per adult or $9 per stu­dent or seni­or.

For in­form­a­tion on all pro­grams, call 215-632-5330 or vis­it www.glen­foerd.orght­tp://www.glen­ ••

Klein JCC hold­ing Ad­opt-a-Fam­ily pro­gram

Klein JCC,  10100 Jam­is­on Ave., is look­ing for in­di­vidu­als and or­gan­iz­a­tions to ful­fill hol­i­day wish lists for needy fam­il­ies throughout the area. The hol­i­day gift drive is be­ing con­duc­ted as part of the JCC’s Ad­opt-A-Fam­ily pro­gram.

“Every year we re­ceive hol­i­day wish lists from area fam­il­ies who can­not af­ford to ob­serve and cel­eb­rate the Jew­ish Fest­iv­al Of Lights in the full spir­it of the hol­i­day with the tra­di­tion­al gift giv­ing,” said Mal­lory Han­fling, dir­ect­or of the Klein JCC’s Heart -To-Heart pro­gram, which co­ordin­ates the an­nu­al hol­i­day pro­gram. “We in turn seek out in­di­vidu­als and or­gan­iz­a­tions to ad­opt a fam­ily and ful­fill their hol­i­day wish lists.

“We’re look­ing for people and groups who can help out by provid­ing the gifts and toys on the wish lists,” Han­fling ad­ded. “And what is really unique about our Ad­opt-A-Fam­ily hol­i­day pro­gram is that both the givers and re­ceiv­ers re­main totally an­onym­ous.”

If you are in­ter­ested in ad­opt­ing an area fam­ily in need as part of your hol­i­day gift giv­ing, con­tact Mal­lory Han­fling at 215-893-7300, Ext. 135 or via email at mhan­fling@klein­

The eight-day Jew­ish Fest­iv­al of Cha­nukah will be­gin at sun­down on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 27. ••

Open house at IHM lit­er­acy cen­ter

The pub­lic is in­vited to an open house at the IHM Cen­ter for Lit­er­acy, at 7341 Cot­tage St., on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The cen­ter is at the site of the former St. Bern­ard Ele­ment­ary School. The en­trance is between the church and rect­ory on Cot­tage Street. 

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-338-3120. ••

Boutique opens next week

JFCS Thrift Boutique is hold­ing a grand open­ing on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 8948 Frank­ford Ave. Pro­ceeds will help sup­port the Jew­ish Fam­ily and Chil­dren’s Ser­vice of Great­er Phil­adelphia.

High-end cloth­ing for chil­dren and adults will be sold from: Boyd’s, Chico’s, Hol­lister, Free People, Lucky, Justice, The­ory, Vince, Nike, Joseph A. Bank, Tommy Ba­hama, Joe’s, Polo, Amer­ic­an Eagle and more. Ad­di­tion­al items that will be sold are toys, books, bed­ding, shoes, house­hold items and bikes. 

For more in­form­a­tion or to vo­lun­teer at the boutique, call 267-273-5537. ••

Spa­ghetti sup­per at OL Con­sol­a­tion

The an­nu­al Spa­ghetti Sup­per will be held at Our Lady of Con­sol­a­tion Par­ish on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the church hall on Tulip Street at Prin­ceton Av­en­ue.

Tick­ets are on sale now at the rect­ory, or can be pur­chased at the door. Din­ner con­sists of salad, spa­ghetti and meat­balls, cof­fee and dessert. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for chil­dren. Lunch is served start­ing at 11:30 a.m. and din­ner from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Takeouts are avail­able. Meat­ball sand­wiches are $4 each.

Call 215-338-2449 for re­ser­va­tions and ques­tions. ••

Dead­line near­ing for biz pro­gram

Com­munity Col­lege of Phil­adelphia is now ac­cept­ing ap­plic­a­tions for the Gold­man Sachs 10,000 Small Busi­nesses-Great­er Phil­adelphia Ini­ti­at­ive.

The dead­line is Monday, Oct. 21. This train­ing pro­gram is de­signed to help small busi­ness own­ers de­vel­op valu­able skills to grow their busi­ness with in­form­a­tion about ac­cess­ing fin­an­cial cap­it­al and power­ful net­work­ing op­por­tun­it­ies — at no cost.

Busi­ness own­ers eli­gible for the pro­gram have gen­er­ally been in busi­ness for two or more years, typ­ic­ally have at least four em­ploy­ees, and meet rev­en­ue stream re­quire­ments.

Small busi­ness own­ers in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing to the pro­gram should vis­it, con­tact or call 267-299-5900. ••

Film screen­ing at lib­rary

Holmes­burg Lib­rary and the Lee­way Found­a­tion are spon­sor­ing a screen­ing and dis­cus­sion of a doc­u­ment­ary film by award-win­ning film­maker Lor­na John­son-Frizell on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.

The Holmes­burg film­maker’s Free­dom Road is about six wo­men pris­on­ers, who tell their life stor­ies through a mem­oir-writ­ing work­shop in a wo­men’s max­im­um se­cur­ity pris­on.

The lib­rary is at 7810 Frank­ford Ave. ••

Be­ne­fit tour­na­ment on Sat­urday

The Cher­o­kee Day Camp will host the Kids’ Gaga Tour­na­ment on Sat­urday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cher­o­kee Day Camp, at 1 De­clar­a­tion Drive in Ben­s­alem.

The event will fea­ture vendors, Gaga Tour­na­ment, food, baked goods, fam­ily play­ground, moon­bounce and more. Pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit The Amer­ic­an Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Ben­s­alem Re­lay for Life.

Re­gis­tra­tion for the Gaga Tour­na­ment will be­gin at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per play­er. Prizes will be awar­ded to win­ners. Email Mark Wilson at cher­o­keedayca­ to re­gister.

Tables for vendors are $25 per table or $10 per table if par­ti­cip­at­ing in the re­lay. Vendors must bring their own table and chair by 9 a.m. for setup. In­ter­ested vendors can call Kelly at 215-630-5412 or Kathy at 215-806-6278. ••

Church hosts din­ner fun­draiser

Holmes­burg United Meth­od­ist Church in­vites the pub­lic to its an­nu­al pork and sauerkraut din­ner fun­draiser planned for Sat­urday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m.

Pro­ceeds from the din­ner will help sup­port pro­grams and ser­vices of the church, in­clud­ing its daily hot meal pro­gram King’s Kit­chen, as well as the weekly food cup­board.

Tick­ets are $10 in ad­vance, $12 at the door and $8 for kids 10 and un­der. The church is loc­ated at 8118 Frank­ford Ave., between Welsh Road and Stan­wood Street, next to J.H. Brown Ele­ment­ary School.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-624-6900. ••

Rush stu­dent honored

Arts Academy at Ben­jamin Rush stu­dent Kaitlin Dys­on has been named a Com­men­ded Stu­dent in the 2014 Na­tion­al Mer­it Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram.

The Na­tion­al Mer­it Schol­ar­ship Cor­por­a­tion, which con­ducts the pro­gram, sent a let­ter of com­mend­a­tion.

About 34,000 com­men­ded stu­dents throughout the na­tion are be­ing re­cog­nized for their ex­cep­tion­al aca­dem­ic prom­ise. 

Al­though they will not con­tin­ue in the 2014 com­pet­i­tion for Na­tion­al Mer­it Schol­ar­ship awards, stu­dents placed among the top 5 per­cent of more than 1.5 mil­lion stu­dents who entered the 2014 com­pet­i­tion by tak­ing the 2012 Pre­lim­in­ary SAT/Na­tion­al Mer­it Schol­ar­ship Qual­i­fy­ing Test (PSAT/NM­SQT). ••

Op­era on Sunday at loc­al church

The Amici Op­era Com­pany will present Don­iz­etti’s Maria de Rudenz on Sunday Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. and Sat­urday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. at United Meth­od­ist Church of the Re­deem­er at 1128 Cottman Ave. (at Lawndale Av­en­ue) in Burholme.

For tick­et prices or more in­form­a­tion, call 215-224-0257. ••

Thanks­giv­ing Parade set for Nov. 24

The 37th an­nu­al May­fair Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24, from noon to 3 p.m.

The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 1.

The per­form­ance area will be at Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Tu­dor Street.

Domen­ico Maglio and Angie Maglio will be the 2013 grand mar­shals. They are the own­ers of Domen­ico Form­al Wear and Dress Up Time, both loc­ated on Frank­ford Av­en­ue near Wel­ling­ton Street.

The parade theme will be “Dressed for Suc­cess.” ••

Toomey helps art mu­seum earn grant

The In­sti­tute of Mu­seum and Lib­rary Ser­vices has awar­ded the Phil­adelphia Mu­seum of Art a pair of Mu­seums for Amer­ica grants total­ing $259,243.

“The mu­seum is home to thou­sands of price­less works of art, and more than 800,000 people vis­it each year,” Toomey said. “I’m glad the IMLS gran­ted this re­quest.”

The of­fice of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey wrote a let­ter of sup­port on be­half of the art mu­seum’s grant ap­plic­a­tion.

The mu­seum will use the money for pre­ser­va­tion and to pho­to­graph and pub­lish 2,500 In­di­an and Hi­m­alay­an works of art at www.phil­amu­ ••

Gi­ant cloth­ing sale set for Oct. 27

There will be a one-day gi­ant cloth­ing sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Jew­ish Re­lief Agency’s food dis­tri­bu­tion ware­house, 10980 Dut­ton Road. New and gently used cloth­ing, shoes and ac­cessor­ies will be on sale. Most items are un­der $5.

Ad­mis­sion and park­ing are free. Cash only. For more in­form­a­tion about JRA, con­tact Amy Kru­lik at amy@jew­ or at 610-660-0190. ••

Glen Fo­erd awar­ded grant

On Oct. 7, Glen Fo­erd on the Delaware was awar­ded a $2,500 grant by the Na­tion­al Trust for His­tor­ic Pre­ser­va­tion for a cul­tur­al land­scape as­sess­ment. These grant funds will be used to sup­port the es­sen­tial first step in doc­u­ment­ing the his­tor­ic 18-acre river­front es­tate, its his­tor­ic­al de­vel­op­ment, its his­tor­ic in­teg­rity and its his­tor­ic­al sig­ni­fic­ance, while cre­at­ing the basis for res­tor­a­tion and edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram­ming.

Care­ful plan­ning pri­or to un­der­tak­ing land­scape res­tor­a­tion work is es­sen­tial to help pre­vent ir­re­voc­able dam­age to Glen Fo­erd’s his­tor­ic land­scape. The as­sess­ment will provide site and doc­u­ment­ary re­search, a his­tor­ic­al re­port, de­vel­op­ment of goals and pri­or­it­ies for pre­ser­va­tion, in­ter­pret­at­ive ac­tions and pro­gram ob­ject­ives. It will be a sig­ni­fic­ant step to­ward re­cap­tur­ing the au­then­t­ic land­scape of the Amer­ic­an Coun­try Place Era evid­ent on the Glen Fo­erd es­tate.

The Amer­ic­an Coun­try Place Era, an im­port­ant land­scape move­ment dur­ing the first half of the 20th cen­tury, re­flec­ted the tastes of the new in­dus­tri­al elite and the land­scape ar­chi­tects they em­ployed. ••

City to ac­cept haz­ard­ous waste

The Streets De­part­ment will hold its last House­hold Haz­ard­ous Drop-off event of the 2013 sea­son on Sat­urday, Nov. 2, at Delaware Av­en­ue and Wheat­sheaf Lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

There is an ad­ded in­cent­ive for those res­id­ents who have signed up with Phil­adelphia Re­cyc­ling Re­wards to earn points for re­cyc­ling. Re­cyclebank is spon­sor­ing a new Re­cyc­ling Re­wards Points op­por­tun­ity for res­id­ents that drop off house­hold haz­ard­ous waste at any of the House­hold Haz­ard­ous Waste events.  Par­ti­cipants will re­ceive a card with a code to get 25 points.

Check­ing product la­bels for these key words can identi­fy house­hold Haz­ard­ous Waste: Tox­ic, Flam­mable, Cor­ros­ive and Re­act­ive. Latex or wa­ter base paint is not haz­ard­ous and can be placed in the reg­u­lar trash if the paint is dried up or so­lid­i­fied with an ab­sorb­ent ma­ter­i­al, such as, kitty lit­ter. No waste ma­ter­i­als gen­er­ated by a busi­ness will be ac­cep­ted. 

Vis­it the Streets De­part­ment’s web­site at www.phil­adelphi­­ard­­px or con­tact the Cus­tom­er Af­fairs Unit at 215-686-5560. ••

PHA to host net­work­ing event

The Phil­adelphia Hous­ing Au­thor­ity will host a busi­ness net­work­ing event to provide sup­pli­ers with the op­por­tun­ity to learn how to be­come a vendor for the agency.

The event is set for Wed­nes­day, Oct. 23, at Great­er Grays Ferry Es­tates, at 1800 S. 32nd St. It will run from 5 to 7 p.m.

Pro­spect­ive vendors will learn about con­tract op­por­tun­it­ies and how they can qual­ity, sub­mit pro­pos­als and se­cure fin­an­cing.

PHA pres­id­ent and CEO Kelvin Jeremi­ah will be on hand.

Call 215-684-4062 or email con­tract­in­gof­ ull;•

Homemade ros­ar­ies to be sold

Holme Circle’s Kathy Per­petua will sell her hand­made ros­ar­ies on Sat­urday, Oct.19, at the Fath­er Judge High School craft fair.

Per­petua, who’ll be at a table in the gym, donates the pro­ceeds from sales to the In­ter­na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation of Fire Fight­ers Loc­al 22 wid­ows’ fund.   

The craft show runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The school is loc­ated at 3301 Solly Ave. in Holmes­burg. ••

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