Around town: April 16, 2014

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 philas­cience­fest­iv­

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 kim­mel­cen­, 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. ••

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