Around town: July 2, 2014

Get your free shades at the Shore

Like the Jer­sey Shore? Like free sunglasses? Then Ocean City is the place to be on In­de­pend­ence Day as Re­flekt Po­lar­ized, a Hunt­ing­don Val­ley-based de­sign­er of high per­form­ance sunglasses, will lead beach-go­ers on the in­aug­ur­al Sun­glass Scav­enger Hunt.

Re­flekt will hide 24 BLUE sun­glass boxes un­der and around the Ocean City Board­walk between Ninth and 14th streets. Each box will con­tain a token dis­play­ing the name of an Ocean City re­tail­er of Re­flekt sunglasses. Each token can be ex­changed at the des­ig­nated shop for a pair of premi­um po­lar­ized sunglasses, val­ued at up to $129 per pair. Al­to­geth­er, the free sunglasses will be val­ued at about $2,500. 

Token-hold­ers will be able to try on Re­flekt products from the sun­glass case of each re­tail­er and choose their fa­vor­ite to take home, or to the beach, for free. The Scav­enger Hunt will start at 10 a.m. In­form­a­tion, maps and spe­cial in­struc­tions will be giv­en out pri­or to the hunt.

Re­flekt feels that every­one should take steps to pro­tect their eyes from the dam­aging rays of the sun, which can cause long-term eye dam­age like catar­acts and mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion. 

Vis­it­flekt­polar­ for in­form­a­tion. ••

SEPTA has ex­tra ser­vice Ju­ly 4

SEPTA will run ex­tra ser­vice on Ju­ly 4 to get people to-and-from the Wawa Wel­come Amer­ica Cel­eb­ra­tion.  All SEPTA Re­gion­al Rail, bus, trol­ley, Mar­ket-Frank­ford and Broad Street Line Ser­vice will op­er­ate on a Sunday sched­ule on Ju­ly 4, with ad­di­tion­al late-night ser­vice to ac­com­mod­ate hol­i­day rev­el­ers from the Park­way. 

Mar­ket Frank­ford Line: Ten ad­di­tion­al trains will be ad­ded to provide ser­vice every 5 to 7 minutes be­gin­ning at 4:30 p.m. These ser­vice levels will re­main in ef­fect through 1:15 a.m. SEPTA’s Overnight sub­way ser­vice pi­lot will be in ef­fect through the hol­i­day week­end with ser­vice op­er­at­ing every 20 minutes un­til 5 a.m. 15th Street Sta­tion provides easi­est ac­cess to/from fest­iv­it­ies on the Park­way. 

Broad Street Line: Eight ad­di­tion­al trains will provide ser­vice every 5 to 7 minutes be­gin­ning at 4:28 p.m. 

These ser­vice levels will re­main in ef­fect through 1:15 a.m. Overnight sub­way ser­vice will be in place throughout the hol­i­day week­end with ser­vice op­er­at­ing every 20 minutes un­til 5 a.m. Spring Garden, Race-Vine and City Hall Sta­tions provide easy walk­ing ac­cess to the Park­way.

Re­gion­al Rail: SEPTA will ex­tend Re­gion­al Rail ser­vice for cus­tom­ers leav­ing Cen­ter City after the fire­works dis­play on the Park­way. A total of 17 trains will de­part from Sub­urb­an Sta­tion between 11:30 p.m. and 12:45 a.m. Trains will make all loc­al stops.

Spe­cial sched­ules are ac­cess­ible on­line at­i­day.html 

Trol­ley: Ad­di­tion­al trips will be ad­ded on Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 after the fire­works as needed. 

Buses: Bus riders should be on alert re­gard­ing de­tours that will be in place for road clos­ures re­lated to the fest­iv­it­ies on the Park­way and around Cen­ter City. Spe­cif­ic de­tours for routes 5, 7, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 57 and 61 have been pos­ted on­line with some tak­ing ef­fect on Thursday, Ju­ly 3. 

Com­plete ser­vice in­form­a­tion is avail­able at 215-580-7800 or on so­cial me­dia @septa_so­cial. ••

Church to host drama, mu­sic camp

Cres­centville United Meth­od­ist Church, at 412 E. Sen­t­ner St., will host a mu­sic and drama camp from Ju­ly 6-11.

The camp will meet each night from 7-9 p.m. It is open to kids in kinder­garten through re­cent eighth-grade gradu­ates.

Par­ti­cipants will learn and per­form a chil­dren’s mu­sic­al. There will be Bible stor­ies, T-shirts, crafts, songs and snacks. 

Re­gis­tra­tion is $5.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-745-7115 or vis­it www.cres­centvil­ ••

Com­munity fest­iv­al is Ju­ly 12

Holmes­burg Baptist Church, at 7927 Frank­ford Ave., will hold a com­munity fest­iv­al on Sat­urday, Ju­ly 12. The fest­iv­al is in cel­eb­ra­tion of the church’s 185th an­niversary.

For in­form­a­tion on times and activ­it­ies, call 215-338-1775. ••

Klein JCC to host learn­ing pro­grams

The Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave., in­vites the pub­lic for its sum­mer lifelong learn­ing pro­grams. Mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment, cinema, op­era, cur­rent events and his­tory will all be part of the series, be­gin­ning on Ju­ly 7.

For ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion, pro­gram costs, re­gis­tra­tion or to re­ceive a com­pli­ment­ary Lifelong Learn­ing bro­chure, con­tact Linda Her­sh­man at 215-698-7300, Ext. 114 or lh­er­sh­man@klein­ ••

Red Rid­ing Hood com­ing to JCC

Story­book Mu­sic­al Theatre will present Little Red Rid­ing Hood from Ju­ly 8-19 at the Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave.

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

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

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