Around town: February 26, 2014

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 delawarees­tu­ 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.tree­p­

For in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.tree­p­ 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 anew­man@klein­ ••

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.bustleton­ ••

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

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 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. ••

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