Around town: August 27, 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. ••

Dead­line for Glen Fo­erd’s Tai Chi is Sept. 1

Tai Chi Along the Delaware starts soon at the Glen Fo­erd es­tate and the re­gis­tra­tion dead­line is Sept. 1. Tai chi re­duces stress, im­proves muscle tone and helps con­trol blood pres­sure. There is no age lim­it or min­im­um fit­ness level.

In­struct­or Frank Shi­ery brings 23 years of ex­per­i­ence to the pro­gram. Par­ti­cipants should wear com­fort­able loose-fit­ting cloth­ing and sneak­ers. Ten ses­sions will be held Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. start­ing Sept. 8. The cost is $150 for the series for non-mem­bers or $130 for mem­bers. Re­gister on­line at www.glen­ or call 215-632-5330. ••

Health cen­ter slates open house

The new Cen­ter for Med­ic­al Ex­cel­lence at 8015-21 Frank­ford Ave. in Holmes­burg, in­vites the com­munity to its grand open­ing open house and in­aug­ur­al Holmes­burg Health Fair on Sat­urday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fam­il­ies are in­vited to vis­it the new med­ic­al fa­cil­ity, take a tour, par­ti­cip­ate in health screen­ings and more. Chil­dren and their par­ents will en­joy face paint­ing, en­ter­tain­ment, re­fresh­ments and prize giveaways. There will also be a shred­der, where vis­it­ors can des­troy their con­fid­en­tial and per­son­al pa­pers (lim­it of three boxes per house­hold). Shred­ding starts at 11 a.m.

Present­ing spon­sors in­clude Ein­stein Health­care Net­work Holmes­burg, EPIC Phys­i­cians, Pro­gress Phys­ic­al Ther­apy, Lawall Pros­thet­ic & Or­thot­ic Ser­vices, Patelka Dent­al and Holmes­burg Phar­macy, all loc­ated along Frank­ford Av­en­ue. 

Call 215-332-1300 for in­form­a­tion. ••

Ta­cony con­cert series fi­nale is Aug. 28

The Ta­cony Sum­mer Con­cert Series will present its sea­son fi­nale on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Dis­ston Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Dis­ston and Glen­loch streets.

The even­ing will fea­ture Sand­box Rock and Roll Or­ches­tra. Open­ing the con­cert will be Gi­ana Lynn, whose de­but ex­ten­ded play re­cord Gi­anre will be re­leased in the fall.

Guests are en­cour­aged to bring lawn chairs.

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it sand­boxmusicpub­lish­ or www.ta­co­n­ ••

2nd PDAC to host Com­munity Day Sept. 13

The 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil’s Com­munity Day will kick off at 9 a.m. on Sat­urday, Sept. 13, with a “Bike Ride for Peace” at the Tar­get store at Bustleton and Bleigh av­en­ues. 

Riders will bike through the dis­trict’s streets where the most crime oc­curs with a po­lice es­cort. Riders will re­turn to the Tar­get park­ing lot by about 10:30 am. Activ­it­ies to fol­low in­clude child fin­ger­print­ing, vehicle iden­ti­fic­a­tion etch­ing, doc­u­ment shred­ding, and, new this year, an old am­muni­tion turn-in. Old am­muni­tion will be ac­cep­ted for dis­pos­al by po­lice.

Mem­bers of the po­lice SWAT, bomb squad, moun­ted, home­land se­cur­ity, K-9, crime scene and DARE units will be on hand as will fire trucks and fire pre­ven­tion dis­plays. There will be city, state and fed­er­al in­form­a­tion tables. ••

Parx to host run on Oct. 11

Parx Casino and Parx Ra­cing at 2999 Street Road in Ben­s­alem will host its third an­nu­al Oc­to­ber­fest 5K Run to be­ne­fit the Found­a­tion for Breast and Pro­state Health on Sat­urday, Oct. 11.

FBPH is a Phil­adelphia-based non­profit think tank that is highly re­garded world­wide in the ad­vance­ment of breast and pro­state can­cer re­search and treat­ment. In hon­or of Na­tion­al Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month, Parx is ded­ic­ated to rais­ing aware­ness about early de­tec­tion for breast can­cer, along with rais­ing funds to help or­gan­iz­a­tions like FBPH.

On Oct. 11 at 10 a.m., re­gistered run­ners will set out on the 5K course that travels the peri­met­er of the casino and racetrack, with the fi­nal lap of the race tak­ing place on the same track that thor­ough­breds like Smarty Jones have called home for dec­ades. Track an­noun­cer Keith Jones will call the home stretch.

Par­ti­cipants may in­stead opt for the one-mile Fun Walk start­ing at 9:30 a.m. Both events will be broad­cast live on the gi­ant screens in the track’s in­field for spec­tat­or fam­il­ies and friends to watch and show their sup­port.

Prizes will be awar­ded to over­all place-win­ners, as well as the top three in each adult and chil­dren’s di­vi­sion. Re­gister in ad­vance via or in per­son at 8 a.m. on race day. ••

Twenty-five in­terns worked at can­cer cen­ter

Can­cer Treat­ment Cen­ters of Amer­ica wel­comed 25 stu­dent in­terns this sum­mer in a part­ner­ship with the Phil­adelphia Youth Net­work WorkReady pro­gram.

Pro­gram par­ti­cipants sup­por­ted hos­pit­al func­tions such as plant op­er­a­tions, pain man­age­ment, nurs­ing, on­co­logy clin­ic, phys­ic­al ther­apy, pul­mon­ary, ra­di­ology, care man­age­ment and ad­min­is­tra­tion. ••

McIl­vain has pro­grams planned

McIl­vain Play­ground, 5200 Penn St. in Frank­ford, will of­fer vari­ous activ­it­ies in the fall and winter.

A tot re­cre­ation pro­gram will be held week­days from 9 to noon. An after-school pro­gram will run week­days from 3 to 6 p.m. For each pro­gram, there’s a $20 re­gis­tra­tion fee, and the cost is $80 per month.

Hip-hop dance classes will take place for ages 6-14 Tues­day nights at 6:30 and 7:30. Tap and jazz dance classes will take place for ages 3-14 on Tues­day and Thursday nights and Sat­urday morn­ings. Classes are $25 per month, in ad­di­tion to a cos­tume fee.

Zumba classes for adults will take place on Fri­day nights. The cost is $5 per class.

Tum­bling classes will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 3-6 on Tues­days and for ages 6-10 on Thursdays. The fee is $20 per month, in ad­di­tion to the cost of a body suit.

An in-house in­struc­tion­al soc­cer pro­gram will be avail­able for ages 3-5 on Wed­nes­day nights and Sat­urday morn­ings and for ages 6-8 on Thursday nights and Sat­urday morn­ings. The cost is $20 and in­cludes a uni­form, award and party.

All pro­grams will be­gin after Labor Day. To re­gister, stop by the play­ground from 5 to 8 p.m.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-1228 or vis­it www.mcil­vain­play­ ••

Friends look­ing for vo­lun­teers

The Fam­ily Re­source Cen­ter at Friends Hos­pit­al is look­ing for vo­lun­teers.

Per­sons fa­mil­i­ar with men­tal ill­ness either in the fam­ily or in them­selves are needed to an­swer the phone; talk and listen to pa­tients and fam­il­ies; in­form per­sons about sup­port groups, self-help groups, cop­ing skills work­shops and oth­er re­sources; and pre­pare pack­ets for pa­tients and pho­to­copy ma­ter­i­als.

Vo­lun­teers must be friendly, up­beat, good listen­ers. de­pend­able and help­ful. Com­puter skills are a plus.

All vo­lun­teers re­ceive ori­ent­a­tion and train­ing. Flex­ible hours are avail­able.

Vo­lun­teers re­ceive free met­al tick­ets.

Call Maria Op­er­acz at 215-831-4894. ••

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