Northeast Times

Around town: September 18, 2013

Rep. Co­hen open house is Sat­urday

State Rep. Mark Co­hen (D-202nd dist.) will host an open house on Sat­urday, Sept. 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at his new dis­trict of­fice at 7012 Castor Ave.

There will be food, mu­sic and giveaways.

Reg­u­lar of­fice hours are week­days from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The tele­phone num­bers are 215-342-6340 (6341). ••

O’Neill to host Philly Re­cycles Tour Sat­urday

North­east res­id­ents can get city re­cyc­ling bins from 10 a.m. to noon Sat­urday, Sept. 21, at City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill’s Bustleton Av­en­ue and Bowl­er Street of­fice.

The Philly Re­cycles Tour will be stop­ping by the 10th Dis­trict coun­cil­man’s of­fice to of­fer re­cyc­ling in­form­a­tion and sign up res­id­ents for the Re­cyc­ling Re­wards pro­gram.

For more in­form­a­tion, email phil­lyre­wards@re­cyclebank.com or vis­it phil­lyre­cyc­ling­pays.com ••

Rus­si­an fest­iv­al is on Sunday

The Phil­adelphia Matry­oshka Fest­iv­al will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon to 6 p.m. at Po­lanka Park, at 3258 Knights Road in Ben­s­alem. Ad­mis­sion is free.

There will be food, prizes, raffles, awards, com­pet­i­tions, face paint­ing, clowns, arts and pony rides, boun­cing castles, cot­ton candy, pop­corn, a bear-build­ing sta­tion and ex­hib­its from loc­al crafts­men and busi­nesses.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 267-994-8843 or vis­it www.phil­lymatry­oshka.com ••

Lunch­eon will be­ne­fit schol­ar­ship fund

The Great­er North­east Phil­adelphia Cham­ber of Com­merce Schol­ar­ship Found­a­tion will host a lunch­eon fea­tur­ing comedi­ans Marci Gold­sh­lack and Chris Rich on Fri­day, Sept. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Salem Creek­side Inn, at 1031 To­tem Road in Ben­s­alem.

The cost is $35 per per­son or two for $65. The found­a­tion awards schol­ar­ships to loc­al col­lege stu­dents.

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.gn­pccfound­a­tion.org or email Rose McMe­nam­in at rm­cme­nam­in@3rd­fed­bank.com ••

Holmes­burg Lib­rary meet­ing is next week

The Friends of Holmes­burg Lib­rary will meet on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the lib­rary, at 7810 Frank­ford Ave. (at Har­tel Av­en­ue).

New mem­bers are wel­come to at­tend. Lib­rary staff will be in at­tend­ance. The group will dis­cuss ideas for up­com­ing pro­grams and events.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-8756. ••

Con­test for ugli­est floor

The Car­pet Shop, loc­ated at 7990 Ox­ford Ave. in Fox Chase, is hold­ing an Ugli­est Floor Con­test.

People can up­load pic­tures of their ugly floor to the Car­pet Shop’s Face­book page at www.face­book.com/pages/The-Car­pet-Shop/207246436004491

A pan­el will choose the five worst floors. The pub­lic will choose the ul­ti­mate win­ner, who will re­ceive a $50 gift cer­ti­fic­ate.

Pho­tos must be entered by Oct. 14.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-342-5900 or go to thecar­pet­shop.weebly.com ••

Holy In­no­cents plans NYC trip for Sept. 22

Holy In­no­cents Church will cel­eb­rate the feast of San Gen­naro with a bus trip to New York on Sunday, Sept. 22.

The bus will de­part from the church, at 1337 E. Hunt­ing Park Ave., at 8:30 a.m. It will ar­rive in time for a noon Mass at the Na­tion­al Shrine of San Gen­naro (The Church of the Most Pre­cious Blood).

The re­li­gious out­door fest­iv­al will be tak­ing place for the 87th year in a row. It fea­tures food and mu­sic.

The bus will leave New York at 4:30 p.m.

Tick­ets cost $40. For re­ser­va­tions, call Pat Loftus at 215-535-8597 or Rose Flem­ming at 215-535-1510. ••

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