Around town: June 18, 2014

Su­per Run slated for June 21 at Navy Yard

Phil­ad­opt­ables, which sup­ports home­less cats and dogs, is en­cour­aging people to take part in the su­per­hero-themed Su­per Run on Sat­urday, June 21, at the Navy Yard in South Phil­adelphia.

Par­ti­cipants can run 1k or 5k.

To re­gister in ad­vance and pick Phil­ad­opt­ables as the pre­ferred char­ity, go to ht­tp://thesu­per­­a­tions/phil­adelphia-pennsylvania/ ••

Fair to raise funds for can­cer pa­tients

No One Should Face Can­cer Alone in­vites the pub­lic to help can­cer pa­tients in Phil­adelphia, Bucks and Mont­gomery counties by at­tend­ing a vendor/craft fair fun­draiser on June 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Nor­com Com­munity Cen­ter, 10980 Nor­com Road.

The ar­ray of vendors will of­fer jew­elry, pet items, flowers, knit and crochet gar­ments, cook­ing sup­plies, candles and many more vari­et­ies of gift items. To re­serve a table, con­tact Cheryl Anne Blood at 267-210-2115 or light­house­80@com­ There is a $25 fee per table. Ad­mis­sion is free to non-vendors. There will be 50/50 and raffle draw­ings.

No One Should Face Can­cer Alone helps can­cer pa­tients meet the many new fin­an­cial ob­lig­a­tions they face as a res­ult of their med­ic­al care and re­cov­ery. •• 

Two sci­ent­ists walk in­to a bar … 

Tim Lee, a comedi­an with a doc­tor­ate in eco­logy and evol­u­tion from UC Dav­is, will per­form his sci­ence com­edy act on June 21-22 at Drexel Uni­versity’s Man­dell Theat­er, at 33rd and Chest­nut streets.

Show times are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on June 21 and 6 p.m. on June 22.    Gen­er­al ad­mis­sion tick­ets cost $26.90. Re­served Seat­ing is $42.50. For more in­form­a­tion, go to ht­tp://www.brown­pa­per­tick­ ••

Church sets “bingo bash” for Fri­day

Beth­any United Church of Christ, at Rising Sun and Magee av­en­ues in Lawndale, will hold a Bingo Bash on Fri­day, June 20, at 6 p.m.

People of all ages are in­vited.

Bingo boards are $5 per per­son. Bingo and din­ner are $10. 

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-722-0107 or 215-947-8145. ••

Mu­sic part of the the fun in the park

The Pennypack Park Mu­sic Fest­iv­al will of­fer con­certs most Wed­nes­day nights through the sum­mer.

The con­certs run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the band­shell near the park en­trance at Welsh Road and Cresco Av­en­ue.

Guests are in­vited to bring lawn chairs.

For a con­cert lineup or more in­form­a­tion, call 215-574-2100 or vis­it •• 

Get Happy Band to per­form June 26

The Get Happy Band will open Glen Fo­erd’s an­nu­al sum­mer River­side Con­certs series on June 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. The series is open to the pub­lic. Vis­it­ors pay what they wish at the door. Con­certs are held rain or shine, but vis­it­ors should bring their own chairs.

The Get Happy Band in­fuses their mu­sic with the groovy sounds of funk, of­fer­ing audi­ences fa­mil­i­ar cov­er songs mixed with the band’s ori­gin­al mu­sic.

On Ju­ly 17, the series will con­tin­ue with The Monday Blues Swing Or­ches­tra, which de­liv­ers a fresh mix of big band jazz, pop­u­lar stand­ards, mod­ern hits and Great Amer­ic­an Song­book hits.

The series will con­clude on Aug. 21 with Drew Nu­gent and the Mid­night So­ci­ety, who keep the true spir­it of hot jazz alive and look the part with their vin­tage stage suits.

Glen Fo­erd is at 5001 Grant Ave. in East Tor­res­dale. Vis­it www.glen­ for in­form­a­tion. •• 

Or­leans tak­ing ap­plic­a­tions for skills train­ing pro­gram

Or­leans Tech­nic­al In­sti­tute, loc­ated at 2770 Red Li­on Road, is ac­cept­ing ap­plic­a­tions for its skills train­ing pro­gram in Prop­erty Main­ten­ance and Weather­iz­a­tion, which be­gins on June 23.

This free pro­gram, called Pro­ject WOW (World of Work), is for Phil­adelphia youth ages 18 to 21 who have dropped out of high school.

The 16-week trades dip­loma pro­gram will be held week­days from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., and in­cludes GED pre­par­a­tion twice a week.

Stu­dents learn ba­sic skills in car­pentry, plumb­ing, elec­tric­al and weather­iz­a­tion.

Trans­port­a­tion money is provided, and GED test­ing fees are paid for by the pro­gram.

Con­tact Sylvia Oca­sio at Or­leans Tech at 215-728-4707 or Sylvia.oca­ for more in­form­a­tion.

Or­leans Tech is a non­profit, vo­ca­tion­al train­ing school op­er­ated by JEVS Hu­man Ser­vices. ••

Cred­it uni­on to of­fer real es­tate ser­vices

Amer­ic­an Her­it­age Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on, a $1.42 bil­lion mem­ber-owned fin­an­cial cor­por­a­tion, will of­fer its mem­bers real es­tate broker­age ser­vices through a fran­chise agree­ment with Bet­ter Homes Re­alty. The wholly owned sub­si­di­ary will be known as Bet­ter Homes of Amer­ic­an Her­it­age Fed­er­al and will of­fer home buy­ers and sellers a 20 per­cent dis­count off the com­pany’s sales com­mis­sions.

“We see this as a game-changer in the Phil­adelphia mar­ket,” AH­FCU Pres­id­ent and CEO Bruce K. Foulke said. “We have al­ways been a bet­ter value for our mem­bers for fin­an­cial ser­vices. Adding re­alty broker­age ser­vices is an op­por­tun­ity to save them even more money on what is one of the largest fin­an­cial trans­ac­tions they’ll make in their life­times.”

Mike Powers will be CEO of Bet­ter Homes of AHF Re­alty, bring­ing his dec­ades of ex­per­i­ence as a former re­gion­al vice pres­id­ent with GMAC Real Es­tate, re­gion­al dir­ect­or for the Mid-At­lantic with Pruden­tial Real Es­tate, re­gion­al dir­ect­or of Zip Re­alty and pres­id­ent of the Corner­stone Group. ••

Food banks look­ing for dona­tions

Sev­er­al loc­al food banks and re­lated agen­cies are ac­cept­ing dona­tions of food and/or money.

Here is the con­tact in­form­a­tion:

• Holy Re­deem­er Food Cup­board, 12265 Town­send Road, 215-856-1370.

• Somer­ton Food Bank, 510 Somer­ton Ave., 215-673-1117.

• St. John’s Luther­an Church, Feast of Justice, 3101 Tyson Ave., 215-268-3510.

• Aid For Friends, 12271 Town­send Road, 215-464-2224.

• Klein JCC Mitzvah Pro­ject Food Pantry, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave., 215-698-7300, Ext. 197. ••

Pet ad­op­tions can be made sev­en days a week

The non­profit Phil­adelphia An­im­al Wel­fare So­ci­ety, at 1810 Grant Ave. (near Bustleton Av­en­ue), is open sev­en days a week for ad­op­tions.

Ad­op­tions hours are week­days from noon to 7 p.m., Sat­urdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-545-9600 or vis­it www.philly­

PAWS also has a low-cost spay/neu­ter and well­ness clin­ic. ••

Weight-loss group has open­ings

The non­profit Tre­vose Be­ha­vi­or Modi­fic­a­tion Pro­gram has open­ings in its group that meets Thursday morn­ings in Bustleton.

The weight-loss pro­gram was by the Uni­versity of Pennsylvania in 1970.

Ap­plic­ants must need to lose about 20 to 80 pounds. The group for new mem­bers will be­gin in Au­gust. There are no fees in­volved.

Call 215-342-5917 or 215-885-1007 no later than Ju­ly 10 for more in­form­a­tion and an ap­plic­a­tion. Com­pleted ap­plic­a­tions must be re­ceived by Ju­ly 24 to be re­viewed and ac­cep­ted for the class. ••

Stack praises Holo­caust edu­ca­tion bill

State Sen. Mike Stack praised the June 11 Sen­ate pas­sage of a bill that will en­sure that fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of Pennsylvani­ans will un­der­stand the causes and ef­fects of gen­o­cides and oth­er crimes against hu­man­ity, par­tic­u­larly the Holo­caust. Un­der House Bill 1424, the De­part­ment of Edu­ca­tion will pre­pare and ad­vise on school cur­ricula re­lated to the Holo­caust and oth­er at­ro­cit­ies in his­tory.

“Des­pite the aw­ful and over­whelm­ing his­tor­ic­al evid­ence, there are still fringe ele­ments who want to down­play or deny some of hu­man­ity’s worst tra­gedies,” Stack said. “We can nev­er for­get the Holo­caust and it can nev­er hap­pen again. This bill will make sure that our stu­dents are pre­pared to enter adult­hood with an un­der­stand­ing of his­tory’s dark­er days and a bet­ter grasp of how to pre­vent fu­ture at­ro­cit­ies.”

School cur­ricula will in­clude the breadth and his­tory of the Holo­caust; the defin­i­tion, his­tory, re­sponse to and ac­tions taken in the face of gen­o­cide; and per­son­al re­spons­ib­il­ity in the face of the abridge­ment of hu­man rights.

“The Holo­caust happened more than 50 years ago, but a curs­ory re­view of today’s world news shows that the seeds of re­pres­sion and even gen­o­cide lie close to the sur­face in fer­tile ground around the world,” Stack said. “In these cir­cum­stances, Amer­ica must play its role as the pro­tect­or of the op­pressed and cham­pi­on of free­dom. We can only do that if fu­ture gen­er­a­tions are edu­cated and pre­pared.” ••

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