Around town: August 6, 2014

Prot­est­ant Home to host con­cert

The Phil­adelphia Prot­est­ant Home, 6500 Tabor Ave., will host a con­cert by The John Clark Little Big Band on Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. The con­cert, which will take place in PPH’s so­cial hall, will fea­ture swinging jazz sounds and big band songs. The even­ing will in­clude a 50/50 draw­ing. ••

Free shred­ding event Sat­urday  

There will be a free shred­ding  event sponsored by the Frank­ford Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion and Cen­tury 21 Re­alty from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat­urday, Aug. 9, at the McIl­vain Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 5200 Penn St.  ••

Lib­rary spon­sors fam­ily night

Friends’ Fam­ily Night in the Garden, sponsored by the Friends of Holmes­burg Lib­rary, will take place on Monday, Aug. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Holmes­burg Lib­rary, 7810 Frank­ford Ave.

Kids and their fam­il­ies are in­vited to make some crafts and en­joy soft pret­zels and wa­ter ice in the lib­rary garden. There will be face-paint­ing, bal­loon art, sing-alongs, storytelling, raffles and door prizes. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-8756. ••

Is­rael Scouts to per­form Aug. 7

The Is­rael Scouts Friend­ship Cara­van will per­form Hebrew and Eng­lish songs and dances on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:45 p.m. at Con­greg­a­tions of Shaare Shamay­im, 9768 Ver­ree Road in Bustleton. The event is free and for all ages.

Guests can meet the Scouts be­fore and after the show. Sup­per will be served, with falafel, tuna and egg salad on the menu. ••

Ry­an alums form busi­ness group

Arch­bish­op Ry­an High School alumni are cre­at­ing a Ry­an Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation and a Ry­an’s Young Pro­fes­sion­al Group. The or­gan­iz­a­tion will meet on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Katie O’Don­nell’s, 4501 Wood­haven Road.  There will be a cash bar. For more in­form­a­tion, call Mary Anne at 267-280-2034.  ••  

Find a furry friend at kit­ten shower

On Aug. 9, the pub­lic is in­vited to a kit­ten shower at Phil­adelphia’s An­im­al Care and Con­trol, at 111 W. Hunt­ing Park Ave.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

There will be games, prizes and food. Ex­per­i­enced foster par­ents will be avail­able to an­swer ques­tions on kit­tens.

Any­one who agrees to fosters a kit­ten that day will go home with 40 pounds of lit­ter, a big bag of dry kit­ten food, a case of wet food and a kitty bed. ••

Busi­ness card ex­change set for Aug. 7

Tap in­to the fast­est grow­ing busi­ness mar­ket by meet­ing and net­work­ing with loc­al His­pan­ic busi­nesses throughout the Phil­adelphia re­gion with mem­bers and part­ners of the Great­er Phil­adelphia His­pan­ic Cham­ber of Com­merce at a busi­ness card ex­change, Thursday, Aug. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cuba Libre, 10 S. 2nd St. Free for mem­bers; $15 for non­mem­bers. 

Re­gister with Kate Cor­rea at kcor­rea@great­erphilacham­ ••

Grow For A Friend Pro­gram flour­ishes

Adults with de­vel­op­ment­al dis­ab­il­it­ies, all res­id­ents of the Ju­dith Creed Home for Adult In­de­pend­ence in the Far North­east, pro­duced a garden as part of the Klein JCC’s Grow For A Friend Pro­gram.

The ve­get­ables, when ready for har­vest­ing, will be made in­to soups for the Klein JCC’s Home De­livered Meals Pro­gram.

The Home De­livered Meals Pro­gram provides hun­dreds of meals for seni­ors in Phil­adelphia, Bucks and Mont­gomery counties who can­not shop or cook for them­selves. ••

State Rep. Mark Co­hen hon­ors poet

State Rep. Mark Co­hen (D-202nd dist.) presen­ted poet Di­ane Sahms-Guarnieri with a House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives cita­tion in hon­or of her com­munity ser­vice in pro­mot­ing the art of  po­etry in Phil­adelphia.

The present­a­tion was held at the Po­ets on the Porch 2014 fest­iv­al at Ry­erss Mu­seum and Lib­rary in Burholme.

Sahms-Guarnieri serves as Poet in Res­id­ence at Ry­erss Mu­seum and Lib­rary. She has con­duc­ted work­shops and pro­moted hun­dreds of po­etry read­ings in the North­east. ••

North­east act­or to ap­pear at Fringe Fest­iv­al

North­east act­or Dav­id Del­Bi­anco will be per­form­ing his solo show Broken People in the Phil­adelphia Fringe Fest­iv­al on Sept. 12-13 and 19-20 at The Walk­ing Fish Theatre.

All shows are at 7 p.m., and the run­ning time is 45 minutes. The pro­duc­tion fea­tures three short solo pieces.

Broken People is about people deal­ing with loss.

“Loss of loved ones, loss of mo­tiv­a­tion…it’s mostly a dra­mat­ic show, but not without its funny mo­ments. It’s a very en­ter­tain­ing 45 minutes,” Del­Bi­anco said.

Walk­ing Fish Theatre is at 2059 Frank­ford Ave.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-427-9255. ••

North­east nat­ive pro­moted at Klein JCC

Sue Ais­trop has been pro­moted to dir­ect­or of com­munity ser­vices at the Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave.

Ais­trop will con­tin­ue to serve as the dir­ect­or of the JCC’s Well­ness Cen­ter.

Ais­trop will be dir­ectly re­spons­ible for the Klein JCC’s Home De­livered Meals Pro­gram, which provides hun­dreds of meals to home­bound seni­ors in Phil­adelphia, Bucks and Mont­gomery counties who can­not shop or cook for them­selves. It also in­cludes Cook For A Friend, which is largely de­pend­ent on vo­lun­teer groups and char­it­able or­gan­iz­a­tions who cook meals that are then pack­aged and frozen for de­liv­ery by vo­lun­teer drivers.

An Ox­ford Circle nat­ive, she is a mar­ried moth­er of four adult chil­dren who lives in South Phil­adelphia. ••

Find­ing Your Fund­ing work­shop is Aug. 26

The Wo­men’s Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter will hold Find­ing Your Fund­ing on Tues­day, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1315 Wal­nut St., Suite 1124.

The work­shop will provide in­form­a­tion on loans for start-up and ex­ist­ing busi­nesses. A pan­el of lenders from vari­ous fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions and loan funds will be on hand to present the in­form­a­tion on get­ting fund­ing for a busi­ness. The pre-re­gis­tra­tion cost is $10.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-790-WBDC (9232) or vis­it www.wo­mens­b­ ••

Butkovitz elec­ted pres­id­ent of PSACC

City Con­trol­ler Alan Butkovitz was elec­ted pres­id­ent of the Pennsylvania State As­so­ci­ation of County Con­trol­lers as part of the as­so­ci­ation’s 100th an­nu­al con­fer­ence.

Pri­or to be­com­ing the pres­id­ent of PSACC, Butkovitz served as the third-vice pres­id­ent and the vice pres­id­ent. Butkovitz is the first pres­id­ent elec­ted from Phil­adelphia since the as­so­ci­ation’s in­cep­tion in 1914.

“PSACC is an edu­ca­tion­al or­gan­iz­a­tion that provides valu­able re­sources for con­trol­lers rep­res­ent­ing counties of all sizes,” Butkovitz said. “While the levels of gov­ern­ment we over­see might vary, we all share the com­mon goal of sav­ing tax­pay­ers’ dol­lars by un­cov­er­ing fraud, waste and ab­use.”

“We are really pleased to have Alan in a place of lead­er­ship on our board, and I look for­ward to work­ing with him and many of his staff from Phil­adelphia,” said Shel­ley Whit­comb, ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of PSACC.

To view audits, fin­an­cial re­ports, in­vest­ig­a­tions and oth­er work con­duc­ted by the Phil­adelphia Con­trol­ler’s Of­fice, vis­it www.phil­adelphi­ac­on­trol­

PSACC is com­prised of county con­trol­lers from 38 counties across the state, their depu­ties, so­li­cit­ors and staff. It strives to edu­cate and in­form its mem­ber­ship and be a re­source for and about county con­trol­lers. ••

Off-Broad­way hit comes to Bris­tol theatre 

Bris­tol River­side Theatre, 120 Rad­cliffe St. in Bris­tol, will host the Off-Broad­way hit Men­o­pause The Mu­sic­al for sev­en per­form­ances from Sept. 10-14.

The mu­sic­al fol­lows four wo­men who meet at a Bloom­ing­dale’s linger­ie sale and share their ups and downs in a par­ody set to clas­sic­al tunes from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Tick­ets start at $30, or $15 for stu­dents.

Call 215-785-0100 or vis­it ••

Cred­it uni­on, ra­dio sta­tion raise CHOP funds

Amer­ic­an Her­it­age Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on and 98.1 WOGL raised $10,000 for Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia dur­ing their an­nu­al car show, craft show and Mem­ber Ap­pre­ci­ation Day re­cently at AH­FCU’s Red Li­on Road headquar­ters. 

Thou­sands of area res­id­ents and cred­it uni­on mem­bers spent a beau­ti­ful Sat­urday af­ter­noon talk­ing cars, shop­ping from 50 craft vendors and en­joy­ing free games and fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing a live broad­cast by WOGL.

Judges awar­ded CEO’s Choice, WOGL Choice and Best of Show trophies, along with trophies for the top 65 cars. Nearly 300 cars were entered.

Pro­ceeds be­ne­fit­ted the cred­it uni­on’s Kids-N-Hope Found­a­tion, which sup­ports mu­sic ther­apy at Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia. ••

St. Mar­tin of Tours re­union planned

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. ••

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. ••

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