Around Town: July 16, 2014

CC sum­mer series be­gins Ju­ly 16

The “Travel With The Klein JCC” sum­mer series kicks off on Wed­nes­day, Ju­ly 16.

“We put to­geth­er some ter­rif­ic en­ter­tain­ment ven­ues for act­ive matur­ing adults,” said An­drea Kimel­heim, ex­cur­sion series co­ordin­at­or for the Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave. “Both JCC mem­bers and the gen­er­al pub­lic are in­vited to take ad­vant­age of any or all of these won­der­ful trips.”

For ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion and re­ser­va­tions, con­tact An­drea Kimel­heim at 215-698-7300, Ext. 176 or akimel­heim@klein­ ••

Glen Fo­erd con­cert series con­tin­ues

Glen Fo­erd on the Delaware’s pop­u­lar con­cert series will con­tin­ue on Thursday, Ju­ly 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. with its second per­form­ance of the sea­son  fea­tur­ing the MB Swings Or­ches­tra. Glen Fo­erd is at 5001 Grant Ave.

MB Swings in­fuses clas­sic swing mu­sic with a mod­ern twist and fea­tures vo­cal­ist De­borah Mass along with mem­bers of the MB Jazz Or­ches­tra. 

All con­cert series events are held in the es­tate’s out­door struc­ture over­look­ing the Delaware River. The ad­mis­sion price is “pay what you wish.” Pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit the Glen Fo­erd es­tate and the con­cert artists. Guests are en­cour­aged to bring their own lawn chairs and pack a pic­nic meal.

The series will con­clude on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. with the 1920s speak­easy sounds of Drew Nu­gent and the Mid­night So­ci­ety. For in­form­a­tion on all Glen Fo­erd events, vis­it www.glen­ ••

Din­ner show to trib­ute Sinatra, Burns

La Casa Di Lu­cia res­taur­ant, 14425 Bustleton Ave. in Somer­ton, will host a trib­ute to Frank Sinatra and George Burns din­ner show on Sat­urday, Ju­ly 19.

The show, which starts at 7 p.m., stars Frank Hart­man and Al Long, with a per­form­ance by Lisa Small.

Re­ser­va­tions are $45, in­clud­ing tax and gra­tu­ity.

Call 215-677-6111. ••

Red Rid­ing Hood com­ing to JCC

Story­book Mu­sic­al Theatre will present Little Red Rid­ing Hood through Ju­ly 19 at the Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave.

The show tells the story of Little Red, a strong-headed young lady who must take a dan­ger­ous jour­ney through the dense woods to de­liv­er some good­ies to her ail­ing grand­moth­er. Along the way, she quickly learns that her moth­er was right about talk­ing to strangers — es­pe­cially wolves in granny’s cloth­ing.

Show times are week­days at 10:30 a.m. and Sat­urday at 11 a.m.

Tick­ets are $12 for chil­dren and $14 for adults. Group dis­counts are avail­able.

After each per­form­ance chil­dren will have an op­por­tun­ity to meet the act­ors for hand­shakes, pic­tures and auto­graphs.

For re­ser­va­tions or more in­form­a­tion, call 215-659-8550 or vis­it www.story­book­music­ ••

Kids can enter poster con­test

Artists age 9-18 may par­ti­cip­ate in a poster con­test to cel­eb­rate Na­tion­al Health Cen­ter Week (Aug. 10-16, 2014). The con­test theme is: “Health Cen­ters: A Help­ing Hand for Cov­er­age and Care.” 

First, second and third place prizes will be awar­ded in two age groups: 9-13 and 14-18.  Prizes in­clude gift cards in the amount of $200 (first place), $150 (second place), and $100 (third place).  In ad­di­tion to the top prize win­ners, 15-20 fi­nal­ists will be se­lec­ted. All prize win­ners and fi­nal­ists and their fam­il­ies will be in­vited to an awards ce­re­mony at Phil­adelphia City Hall on Aug. 14 at 2:30 pm. The posters will be ex­hib­ited pub­licly this fall in Phil­adelphia City Hall and then in the Health Part­ners Plans build­ing at 901 Mar­ket St. 

All posters must be sub­mit­ted by Ju­ly 21. Con­test rules, entry forms, fact sheets about health cen­ters, and ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion are avail­able at www.face­­er­a­tionof­Phil­adelphia or by call­ing 215-567-8001, Ext. 3021.

The con­test is or­gan­ized by the Health Fed­er­a­tion of Phil­adelphia on be­half of its 14 mem­ber com­munity health cen­ters and sponsored by Health Part­ners Plans. Posters can be dropped off at the Health Fed­er­a­tion or any mem­ber com­munity health cen­ter site. For loc­a­tions, vis­it www.healthfed­er­a­ or call 215-567-8001, Ext. 3021.

Com­munity Health Cen­ters (also known as Fed­er­ally Qual­i­fied Health Cen­ters or FQHCs) in Phil­adelphia, Chester, Coates­ville, Nor­ris­town, Pott­stown, Ken­nett Square, Read­ing, and Up­per Darby are loc­al, non­profit or city-run primary care pro­viders serving low-in­come com­munit­ies. They provide high-qual­ity, com­pre­hens­ive primary care to 300,000 people each year through 46 sites run by 14 or­gan­iz­a­tions. Com­munity Health Cen­ters also provide jobs and eco­nom­ic activ­it­ies in some of the re­gion’s most dis­ad­vant­aged neigh­bor­hoods. ••

NE wo­man ap­poin­ted to Ship Pre­ser­va­tion Guild

Holmes­burg res­id­ent Melissa Black-Sim­mons has been ap­poin­ted to the board of dir­ect­ors of the Phil­adelphia Ship Pre­ser­va­tion Guild.

Black-Sim­mons has worked for six years for Phil­abund­ance.

The non­profit Guild is ded­ic­ated to the pre­ser­va­tion and op­er­a­tion of his­tor­ic ves­sels.

At present, the group is re­spons­ible for the care, main­ten­ance and op­er­a­tions of Phil­adelphia’s tall sail­ing ship, the 117-foot The Gazela Primiero. It is also in the care of the 101-foot tug Jupiter. Both are berthed at Penn’s Land­ing. ••

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