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.
Visit www.reflektpolarized.com 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 at www.septa.org/events/holiday.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.crescentvilleumc.com ••
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 email@example.com ••
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.storybookmusical.org ••