Around town: April 30, 2014

Scouts con­duct­ing cloth­ing drive

St. Wil­li­am Boy Scout Troop 563 is con­duct­ing a fun­draiser cloth­ing drive.

The troop is col­lect­ing used cloth­ing, tow­els and lin­en to help off­set the cost of week­end camp­ing. 

Bagged dona­tions will be ac­cep­ted on Sat­urday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at the Scout shed on the church park­ing lot on Argyle Street. Or, dona­tions can be brought to the Scout meet­ings every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Wil­li­am me­mori­al hall.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-745-1317. ••

Art com­pet­i­tion dead­line is May 7

The dead­line is Wed­nes­day, May 7, to enter the Phil­adelphia Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on’s third an­nu­al art com­pet­i­tion.

The PFCU’s Pic­ture of Suc­cess Art Con­test is open to stu­dents in third through fifth grades. It is de­signed to teach chil­dren how to es­tab­lish and main­tain healthy fin­an­cial habits.

Each stu­dent will sub­mit a work of art that de­picts a fin­an­cial goal. Win­ners will re­ceive prizes for their classroom, along with a per­son­al $100 sav­ings ac­count.

To enter the con­test, down­load the entry form at­con­test ••

Com­edy com­ing to St. Timothy’s

St. Timothy Par­ish will host its second an­nu­al com­edy night on Sat­urday, May 3, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the gym­nas­i­um, at 3000 Levick St.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show be­gins at 8. Pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit renov­a­tions to the con­vent.

Mike Dougherty Pro­duc­tions will present Joey Cal­la­han, Chip Chantry and Jim Thomas.

Tick­ets cost $35 and in­clude mu­sic, food, draft beer and the show.

For more in­form­a­tion, call the con­vent at 215-624-8333; Janet Heisler at 215-331-3386; Ron­nie Sypherd at 215-728-7315; or Jim Za­c­cario at 215-915-0352. ••

Glen Fo­erd wraps up mu­sic series May 1

Glen Fo­erd on the Delaware will present its Emer­ging Artist Mu­sic Series with sing­er/song­writer An­drea Carlson on May 1 at 7 p.m. Carlson com­bines jazz, blues and ro­mance in her ori­gin­al mu­sic. This is the fi­nal in­stall­ment of the series. Ad­mis­sion costs $10 for adults and $8 for stu­dents.

In ad­di­tion, the pub­lic is in­vited to Glen Fo­erd on May 3 for two events. The Spring Bird Walk will start at 9 a.m. Vis­it­ors will learn about the birds that call the es­tate home from guide Tony Croas­dale of the Delaware Val­ley Or­ni­tho­lo­gic­al Club. Vis­it­ors are wel­come to bring break­fast. Glen Fo­erd will provide cof­fee. Vis­it­ors are also en­cour­aged to bring bin­ocu­lars, but a few will be avail­able to bor­row. Pre-re­gis­tra­tion is not re­quired. The cost is $5 per per­son.

In ad­di­tion, the Garden Vo­lun­teer Day will take place May 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. The es­tate needs help to beau­ti­fy the his­tor­ic­al gar­dens. Vo­lun­teers should con­tact the of­fice by phone (215-632-5330) or email (info@glen­ in ad­vance. Reg­u­lar vo­lun­teers can join the Garden Com­mit­tee to help pre­serve the na­tion­ally sig­ni­fic­ant gar­dens. ••

Bingo night slated for Fox Chase Ele­ment­ary

Rob Caroselli is plan­ning a fun night in Fox Chase for mid-May. The new prin­cip­al of the Fox Chase Ele­ment­ary School, 500 Rhawn St., has sched­uled the school’s first fam­ily bingo night for 6 p.m. on Fri­day, May 16, and he’s hop­ing for a good turnout.

The event, which will in­clude raffles, is a fun­draiser for stu­dent activ­it­ies and the home-and-school fund, Caroselli said in an April 23 phone in­ter­view.

Like every Philly school, Fox Chase Ele­ment­ary has taken a budget hit, the prin­cip­al said. The cash bingo night brings in will be used for stu­dent in­cent­ive pro­grams, sup­ple­ment­al read­ing ma­ter­i­als and sup­ple­ment­al math ma­ter­i­als, he said.

The $8 ad­mis­sion gets a play­er a pack­et of 14 bingo cards. This is the first bingo night, Caroselli said, but the school also has had a fam­ily movie night. That was a huge suc­cess, he said. About 400 tick­ets were sold.

Spe­cial guests are ex­pec­ted.

The bas­kets that will be raffled off are be­ing put to­geth­er by the school’s pu­pils. Caroselli said each class was asked to put to­geth­er themed bas­kets. They’ll be on dis­play April 30, May 1 and May 2. Bingo prices are be­ing donated by area busi­nesses, he said.

Bingo prizes in­clude donated items such as toys, games, gift cards, sports gear and gift bas­kets.

For more in­form­a­tion, call Caroselli at 215-728-5016 or email him at rob­ ••

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