Around town: March 26, 2014

Seni­or artists sought for ex­hib­it

Artists age 55 and older are in­vited to sub­mit art­work for the 2014  “Cel­eb­rate Arts and Aging” fest­iv­it­ies dur­ing Older Amer­ic­ans Month in May. 

This is the 12th year for the cel­eb­ra­tion, formerly known as “Seni­ors Cel­eb­rate the Arts.” Seni­or art­work will be ex­hib­ited at three sites this year, in­clud­ing Cen­ter on the Hill…the place for act­ive adults in Chest­nut Hill; the Free Lib­rary of Phil­adelphia – Park­way Cent­ral; and Phil­adelphia Seni­or Cen­ter in Cen­ter City.

Photo or slides of art­work, ac­com­pan­ied by an art sub­mis­sion form, should be sent to Aman­da Buonomo, PCA spe­cial events man­ager, at PCA, 642 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19130 by Thursday, March 27. Art­work must have been cre­ated dur­ing the past three years. There is a lim­it of one sub­mis­sion per ap­plic­ant. For in­form­a­tion on art sub­mis­sion cri­ter­ia and an ap­plic­a­tion to ex­hib­it, vis­it www.pca­­or­Art, call 215-765- 9000, ext. 5052, or email

For in­form­a­tion on PCA’s ser­vices and pro­grams, call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040 or vis­it www.pca­ ••   

Widen­er hon­ors loc­al stu­dents

Widen­er Uni­versity honored three loc­al stu­dents with High School Lead­er­ship Awards dur­ing a ce­re­mony at the Na­tion­al Con­sti­tu­tion Cen­ter.

The loc­al win­ners were Frank­lin Towne’s Ry­an Dodd, Little Flower’s Maria For­moso and Naz­areth Academy’s Mark Wilkin­son.

NBC 10 re­port­er Tim Fur­long was mas­ter of ce­re­mon­ies.

The awards re­cog­nize stu­dents who demon­strate char­ac­ter and cour­age to en­act pos­it­ive change in their com­munit­ies and schools.

Re­cip­i­ents will re­ceive a schol­ar­ship of $20,000 over four years if they en­roll at Widen­er. ••    

Temple op­er­ates thrift store

Temple Men­orah Kene­seth Chai, at 4301 Tyson Ave. in Ta­cony, op­er­ates a thrift shop. The shop is open week­days from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-624-9600. ••

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