Burholme Business Association forming
Business owners in Burholme are invited to attend meetings for the newly formed Burholme Business Association.
The first meetings will take place on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Wesley Enhanced Living, at 7040 Oxford Ave.
There will be a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. and a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Among those in attendance will be state Reps. Brendan Boyle and Kevin Boyle and representatives of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Burholme Civic Association. ••
Free concert at Older Adult Center
The Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawnhurst, will host a free concert by the City Rhythm Orchestra on Friday, Aug. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The concert will be held outdoors, but would move indoors in case of rain.
Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs. ••
Danube Swabian Festival starts Saturday
The Danube Swabian Festival (Tag Der Donauschwaben) starts at 10 a.m. on Aug. 25, at the Danube Swabian Association, 1277 Southampton Road.
The event will feature five soccer games between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., German music, folk dancing throughout the afternoon, German food and drinks, and children’s games.
Adult admission is $5. Children under 12 get in free. For information, call 267-257-3094 or 267-770-6898. ••
Public can fly Memphis Belle this weekend
The public is invited to fly on the Boeing B-17 “Memphis Belle” on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.
Flights will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $450 for a 45-minute experience, including 30 minutes in the air.
Free ground tours will be available until 5 p.m.
To book a flight or for more information on ground tours, call 918-340-0243 or visit libertyfoundation.org ••
Northeast celebration set for Aug. 23
Take Back Your Neighborhood will host its annual Northeast Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, at 1601 Hellerman St.
The free event will take place rain or shine. It will feature food, games, music, literature, blood pressure screenings, children’s fingerprinting, Zumba and appearances by representatives of the Philadelphia Zoo and the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Catholic Community Services has donated 100 schoolbags, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Jared Solomon at 215-205-2167 or firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Glen Foerd’s final concert on Aug. 21
Glen Foerd’s final riverside concert of the season will be on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. with a performance by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society. The group has mastered the speakeasy sounds of the Roaring ’20s and Glen Foerd’s gilded-age estate provides the ideal backdrop to an evening of hot jazz-inspired music.
The concert will be held in the estate’s new outdoor event shelter overlooking the Delaware River and will feature an uninterrupted hour-long set.
Guests will be asked to “pay what you wish” at the gate, although there is no formal admission price. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs and may pack a picnic meal to enjoy during the show.
Visit www.glenfoerd.org or call 215-632-5330 for information. ••
NORC plans Aug. 28 luncheon
The Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community will hold a luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 28, at noon at Ner Zedek Synagogue, 7520 Bustleton Ave.
The cost is $5. There’s a choice of egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad. It includes a beverage, side salad and dessert. The nutrition department of the Immaculate Mary Home will present Cooking for One or Two With Fruits & Vegetables.
Transportation is available for residents of the 19111, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19149 and 19152 ZIP codes.
Guests are asked to bring one or more canned goods for the NORC’s food shelf.
For more information, call 215-320-0351. ••
Church to host Feast Day
Mater Dolorosa, at Paul and Ruan streets in Frankford, will hold a Feast Day Mass on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m.
The Rev. John Large will celebrate the Mass.
A reception will follow.
RSVP by Sept. 1. Call Joann at 215-743-2600 or Rose at 215-535-1510. ••
Boston band to play Ortlieb’s
The Boston-based independent pop band Air Traffic Controller will be in concert on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Ortlieb’s Lounge, at 847 N. 3rd St. in Northern Liberties.
The Tragic Thrill will also perform.
The concert will start at 8 p.m. It is open to anyone 21 and older. Tickets cost $8.
For information, visit http://ortliebslounge.ticketfly.com ••
St. Martin of Tours reunion
St. Martin of Tours will hold a reunion for all alumni, current and former parishioners and friends on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Keenan’s Irish Pub in North Wildwood, N.J.
Tickets cost $25 and will be available at the door.
For more information, call 215-535-2962. ••
Enroll at St. Christopher School
St. Christopher Catholic School in Somerton invites parents to register their children or schedule a tour.
The school offers Pre-K (for 3 and 4 years old) through eighth grade. CARES (child care) is also available both before and after school. Students can participate in several extracurricular activities, including choir, theater, forensics, CYO (faith, service, social, sports) and technology SWAT team.
School opens on Sept. 3.
To schedule a tour or to register a child, call 215-673-5787, Ext. 17. ••
Flea market and barbecue
Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave., will host Harvest Day on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The day will feature a flea market, barbecue chicken and collections of food and second-hand items for the needy.
The church is asking the public to bring a bag of nonperishable food items for its food cupboard and another bag of gently used household items for its second-hand shop, Ann’s Attic.
Rummage donations can include knickknacks, household items (no clothes), jewelry and collectibles.
Proceeds from the flea market will help support programs and services of the church, including the daily meal program.
Flea vendor spaces are $15.
Interested vendors should call 215-333-2561 or drop by Ann’s Attic any Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ••