Orleans open house is June 14
Orleans Technical Institute, at 2770 Red Lion Road, invites graduating high school seniors interested in the building trades industry to an open house on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitors can learn about hands-on career training programs in air conditioning, heating, carpentry, electrical, plumbing or building maintenance.
Upon graduation, Orleans’ employment specialists work with each student to connect them with employers throughout the area who are currently looking to fill open positions with skilled tradespeople.
Orleans Tech’s open house visitors will have the opportunity to tour the school, get financial aid details and step-by-step admissions information, meet industry-experienced instructors, and learn about job search assistance.
To register for the open house, go to www.orleanstech.edu/register or call 215-728-4700. ••
Overnight weekend service to begin on El, subway
SEPTA will begin overnight weekend subway service on the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines on Sunday, June 15. The pilot program will replace the existing “OWL” bus service currently operating during early morning hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
At the request of city and business leaders, SEPTA has agreed to operate a “pilot” for weekend overnight subway operations on the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines. ••
Toomey introduces bill for vets
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited the Willow Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars to announce plans to introduce a bill to allow veterans and other patients at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals to sue VA employees who falsified and destroyed health records.
The bill would ensure individuals who have been injured due to secret wait lists can be compensated for their damages; would reveal, through the court’s discovery process, the true extent of VA secret waitlists; and it would allow the VA secretary to fire and revoke pensions of any employee found to have been in violation. ••
Philadoptables fundraiser is at Applebee’s on Saturday
Philadoptables, which supports homeless cats and dogs, will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 9142 Roosevelt Blvd.
Tickets cost $10. They are available at the door or in advance by emailing Terrie Crowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Mason at email@example.com
Meanwhile, Philadoptables 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://thesuperrun.com/locations/philadelphia-pennsylvania/ ••
Hibernians plan some fun
Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, June 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Danubia Club, at 1277 Southampton Road in Somerton.
The cost is $20 per person or $40 per family. The day will include beer, soda, hamburgers, hot dogs and salads, along with games of horseshoes, wiffle ball and soccer. The band Ballina will provide live entertainment.
For more information, call William Heeney at 267-228-4040 or Jim Boyce at 215-632-2040. ••
Seminar set for June 24
Holy Redeemer D’Youville Manor, at 1750 Quarry Road in Yardley, will hold a free seminar on how to downsize and sell a house on Tuesday, June 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. A transitions expert will offers tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by a lifetime of belongings and how to start the process of selling a home.
To register, call Christine Feeney at 215-214-3801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ••