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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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. ••