Around town: August 20, 2014

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 liber­ty­found­a­ ••

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 jaredg­so­ ••

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.glen­ 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.tick­et­ ••

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. ••

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