LIHEAP deadline extended
State Rep. John Sabatina urges low-income constituents to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP is a federally funded state program that helps low-income families with the cost of home heating.
The deadline to apply was recently extended to April 18, according to Sabatina, whose offices are available to assist in the application process. Income limits start at $17,235 annually for one-person households and increase incrementally to $71,505 for households of 10 people.
Call Sabatina’s offices at 215-342-6204 or 215-330-3714 for information. ••
Science Festival is at local libraries
The third annual Philadelphia Science Festival, sponsored by Dow, will run from April 18-28.
The festival will feature dozens of similar hands-on, interactive programs for families at various venues. Highlights include science programs at the Torresdale Branch Library, 3079 Holme Ave., on Monday, April 22, and the Lawncrest Branch Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave., on Tuesday, April 23. Both events go from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. A complete calendar of events is available at philasciencefestival.org
For more information, call 215-448-1128. ••
Free skin cancer-screenings on April 22
Nazareth Hospital will sponsor two free skin cancer-screening events on Tuesday, April 22. The first screening will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at a medical office at 1407 Rhawn St. The second will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nazareth’s radiation oncology department, 2601 Holme Ave.
To register, call toll-free 1-866-629-2738. ••
Radisson to serve Easter brunch
The Radisson Hotel, at 2400 Old Lincoln Highway in Trevose, will serve brunch on Easter Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch will include a carving station, hot buffet, seafood, salad and desserts. The cost is $29.95, or $17.95 for kids 4-12, not including tax or gratuity.
For reservations, call 215-638-8300, Ext. 151. ••
Jerry Blavat show on April 19
Radio icon Jerry Blavat, the “Geator with the Heater” and the “Boss with the Hot Sauce,” will host his 30th show at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 19.
The Ultimate Doo Wop Reunion is set for 8 p.m. in Verizon Hall inside the Kimmel, which is located at Broad and Spruce streets.
Blavat will serve as emcee. Performers will be accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra. The lineup will include The Duprees, The Tokens, The Happenings, The Classics, The Flamingos, The Demensions, The Roommates and The Chimes.
“This lineup represents music by some of America’s finest composers done in the classic street corner harmonies known today as Doo Wop. This style originates from kids who back in the day first heard this music on radio and then perfected it with their vocal harmonies,” Blavat said.
Tickets are available from $41 to $100 at kimmelcenter.org, 215-893-1999 or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. ••
State reps to host seniors lunch
State Reps. Brendan Boyle and Kevin Boyle will host a lunch for senior citizens on Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Pelbano Recreation Center, at Bustleton and Solly avenues in Rhawnhurst.
The event will include free information from vendors, health screenings and information about services for veterans.
To RSVP, call 215-331-2600 or 215-695-1016. ••
‘Pop-up’ art gallery in Frankford
Destination Frankford, a project to restore the 4600 block of Paul Street in Frankford, will open a temporary “pop-up” art gallery in a formerly vacant storefront at Frankford Avenue and Paul Street from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The gallery opening will be accompanied by a block party during the same hours.
The first exhibit’s theme is “Reclaim,” and will feature the works of Philadelphia’s “Dumpster Divers,” artists who reclaim discarded materials and transform them into new art forms. Their work will be on display until May 17. Other exhibitions will follow until July 26. ••