NORC to present radio show
Rhawnhurst NORC will present Radio Remembered as part of its Senior Lunch and Learn series on Thursday, Feb. 27, at noon at Ner Zedek Synagogue, 7520 Bustleton Ave. Admission costs $5 and includes a box lunch.
Radio Remembered is a unique entertainment program hosted by Barry Pogach of Remember When Productions.
NORC stands for Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and has a mission of enabling seniors to age comfortably in their private homes.
Rhawnhurst NORC is a joint program of Catholic Health Care Services and Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Canada Dry of Delaware Valley is the sponsor.
The next Senior Lunch and Learn will be on March 26 at Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, 7701 Loretto Ave., and feature The Way You Want It To Be, a program with family service counselor Doreen Berest of Montifiore Cemetery. Visitors are asked to RSVP by March 19 to 215-320-0351. ••
Art contest deadline is Friday
The deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, for children to enter an art contest about water pollution.
The Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest is open to students in kindergarten through high school.
To enter, they must submit a drawing, video or both to the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. All entries should show others how to keep pollution out of storm drains.
First-place winners will receive a $100 gift card and art supplies.
The first three schools to submit more than 100 entries will each receive $100 gift cards. Teachers will also receive a $50 gift card per winning student.
For more information, call 1-800-445-4935, ext. 112, visit the Schuylkill Action Network page on Facebook or visit delawareestuary.org ull;•
Drama club registrations at Vogt
Vogt Recreation Center, at Cottage and Unruh streets in Tacony, is holding registration for its drama club. Registration is open weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The club will meet Thursday nights in March, April and May, culminating with a small production in June. It is open to kids in third through eighth grades. Children will learn voice, staging, costume design, set design and script writing. There’s a $5 registration fee. The monthly fee is $10.
For information, call 215-685-8753. ••
City has trees to give away
More than 2,000 trees will be given out this spring as part of the TreePhilly initiative to make Philadelphia “The City of Arborly Love.”
TreePhilly is a year-round program of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Wells Fargo & Company. To date, 100,000 trees have been planted and each free tree giveaway contributes to the goal of 30 tree canopy covers across the City of Philadelphia.
Through March 27, Philadelphia property owners and businesses can submit requests for a free tree, including many fruit tree varieties. Pre-registration is encouraged to select a preferred pick-up site and date, but walk-ups will be welcome. Additionally, TreePhilly will be offering tree planting and care demonstrations and free mulch at each location.
In the Northeast, trees can be picked up on Saturday April 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600 Verree Road.
Residents with limited mobility can apply for free tree delivery and planting by a representative from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Space for this service is limited and residents are encouraged to apply early by calling 215-683-0217 or visiting www.treephilly.org.
For information, visit www.treephilly.org or call 215-683-0217. ••
JCC accepting summer camp applications
The Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave., is accepting applications for its 2014 summer day camp program, which is designed for campers ages 5-years old to grade 9, and runs from June 23 to Aug. 15.
Activities will include everything from arts and crafts, dancing, instructional and free swimming, drama and pony rides to karate, music, barbecues, 76ers clinics, sports leagues and special excursions to a variety of off campus venues.
Camp Levitties is dedicated for campers in grades one through four. Camp Maccabi, for grades four through seven, is a sports camp for junior amateur athletes and sports enthusiasts. The Senior Girls’ Camp provides programs for teens in grades five through seven and the Klein JCC’s CIT program provides a complete counselor-in-training experience for campers in grades eight and nine. Also, there are a limited number of camper slots for children with special needs.
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended early-care and late-care options. Camp Levitties is offered for $1,700 per camper for eight weeks and $1,100 for four weeks, while Maccabi Boys Sports Camp costs $1,950 per camper for eight weeks and $1,350 for four weeks. The Senior Girls Camp is featured for $1,800 for eight weeks and $1,200 for four weeks. The CIT program is featured at $1,000 per camper for eight weeks and $600 for four weeks. Scholarships are available and CCIS is accepted.
A $200 per camper deposit is required for registration and a special sibling discount is offered for families enrolling more than one camper.
For registration information, call 215-698-7300, ext. 146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Advisory Council accepting funding requests
The Franklin Mills Advisory Council is taking requests for its annual distribution of funds.
The deadline is March 1.
All requests for funds must be made in writing on official letterhead and signed by an officer or authorized person of the organization.
Submissions should be sent to FMAC, P.O. Box 21189, Philadelphia, PA 19154-0389.
All requests must be submitted by organizations located within the 19154 ZIP code and must benefit the immediate community. No funds will be granted to an individual.
An exact amount of money must be requested, with appropriate details and support for the proposed expenditures.
Applicants must supply daytime and evening phone numbers, an email address and the mailing address of the individual signing the request for funds.
All requests will be reviewed and voted upon by the FMAC. Approved funds will be distributed by June 30. ••
Health insurance info will be available
The public is invited to visit the Independence Blue Cross express truck on Sunday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rising Sun Plaza, at 5675 Rising Sun Ave.
Licensed insurance sales representatives will provide information on health insurance options.
For information, call 215-MU6-3454. ••
Bustleton Bengals host fundraiser March 7
The Bustleton Bengals will hold a beef-and-beer fundraiser on March 7 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Ballroom, at 11630 Caroline Road.
Tickets cost $30 and include food, draft beer, wine, soda, music and raffles. For tickets, call 215-629-3600, 215-301-0863 or 215-260-7699.
Proceeds will go toward construction of a gymnasium at Robert Hayes Playground, at Roosevelt Boulevard and Conwell Avenue, where the group’s clubhouse is located.
Donations to the gym fund can be sent to Bustleton Bengals Club, P.O. Box 6103, Philadelphia, PA 19115.
Visit www.bustletonbengals.org ••
Economist to address Rotarians
John Felmy, the chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute, will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, March 11, at the Frankford-Northeast Philadelphia Rotary Club meeting.
The meeting will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, at 9130 Academy Road. The cost is $13 and includes a hot buffet lunch. To make a reservation, call 215-637-2697. ••
SEPTA has riding deals
SEPTA has something for those going to the Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from March 1 to 9. The “One Day Independence Pass” and “Family Independence Pass” give riders unlimited one-day travel on all SEPTA trains, trolleys and buses.
The One Day Independence Pass costs $12 per person. The $29 Family Independence Pass provides unlimited travel for one family of up to five people, traveling together on any one day, on all regularly scheduled SEPTA service (at least one person, but no more than two, must be 18 years of age or older). While additional fees apply on Regional Rail travel to and from Trenton and West Trenton, N.J., passengers still save when purchasing Independence Passes over individual rail tickets.
Passes can be purchased in advance. Independence Passes are sold at all SEPTA Regional Rail Ticket Offices, SEPTA Sales Offices, the Transit Gift Store and SEPTA Sales Office at 1234 Market St. and online at shop.SEPTA.org.
Independence Passes also can be purchased on board SEPTA Regional Rail trains. SEPTA customers can also purchase discounted Flower Show tickets at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and Regional Rail Ticket Offices.
For information on tickets, passes and schedules, visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800. ••
SPCA has a pet-care bargain
The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering an almost 40-percent discount on its spay/neuter package for all cats until the end of February. The reduced $55 fee includes spay/neuter surgery, core vaccines, flea/tick preventive, pain control and a nail trim.
This promotion comes during national Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, a time when animal welfare organizations campaign to prevent pet overpopulation and the homelessness that results.
PSPCA has experienced veterinarians specially trained in surgical techniques that make spay/neuter surgeries faster, safer, and less painful. Cat owners can schedule surgeries by calling 215-426-6300 and using the promotion code “Love Cats.”
The SPCA surgery center is 350 E. Erie Ave. ••