Northeast Times

Around town: May 28, 2014

Soc­cer play­ers wanted

The U8 Lans­ing Reign boys soc­cer team is seek­ing play­ers for the fall. Try­outs will take place on Sat­urday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at Eden Hall in Tor­res­dale.

To be eli­gible, play­ers must be born on or after Aug. 2, 2006. For more in­form­a­tion, email coach Keith Rockey at Lans­ing.reign@gmail.com ••

Klein JCC needs vo­lun­teers

The Klein JCC is look­ing for vo­lun­teers to de­liv­er meals to home­bound seni­ors in the North­east, Cen­ter City, the City Line Av­en­ue area and the Main Line.

“Any­one who is avail­able for an av­er­age of two hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Fri­day, would be most ap­pre­ci­ated,” said Ju­lie Bor­sky, as­so­ci­ate dir­ect­or of RS­VP, a vo­lun­teer pro­gram headquartered at Klein JCC.

The Klein JCC’s Home De­livered Meals Pro­gram pre­pares and de­liv­ers thou­sands of meals an­nu­ally to home­bound seni­ors. The pro­gram also fea­tures Cook For A Friend, which is largely de­pend­ent on char­it­able groups that cook meals that are then pack­aged and frozen for de­liv­ery.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-698-7300, Ext. 191, or email jbor­sky@klein­jcc.org ••

Prot­est­ant Home to host bingo June 22

The Phil­adelphia Prot­est­ant Home, 6500 Tabor Ave. in Lawndale, will host Coach Bag Bingo on Sunday, June 22, in its so­cial hall.

Doors open at noon, and the games be­gin at 1 p.m. Any­one 21 or older is wel­come. There will also be a tombola bas­ket auc­tion. Tick­ets cost $30. Tea, cof­fee and desserts will be provided. Guests are wel­come to bring their own beer and wine.

All pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit the PPH Be­ne­vol­ent Fund.

To pur­chase tick­ets or for more in­form­a­tion, email dkeough@pphfam­ily.org or call 215-697-8586. ••

Pet ad­op­tions Sat­urday at New Found­a­tions

New Found­a­tions Charter School, Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue and Rhawn Street in Holmes­burg, will host an Ad­opt-a-Pet day on Sat­urday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is be­ing held to cel­eb­rate the open­ing of the new Phil­adelphia An­im­al Wel­fare So­ci­ety (PAWS) loc­a­tion at 1810 Grant Ave.

Sat­urday’s event will be held rain or shine. ••

North­east Y hold­ing free event

The North­east Fam­ily YMCA, 11088 Knights Road, in­vites the pub­lic to its free Seni­or Com­munity Day, set for Wed­nes­day, June 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the gym.

The af­ter­noon will fea­ture con­sulta­tions and ad­vice from com­pan­ies and doc­tors. The event is geared to­ward act­ive adults 55 and older. 

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-632-0100. ••

Minka in con­cert on Fri­day

The al­tern­at­ive-dance rock band Minka will per­form on Fri­day, May 30, at the North Star Bar, 2639 Pop­lar St. in Fair­mount. The show starts at 9 p.m., and in­cludes a per­form­ance by Cold Blood Club.

Tick­ets cost $8 in ad­vance and $10 at the door. They are avail­able at www.tick­et­fly.com/pur­chase/event/571593

For more in­form­a­tion on the band, vis­it www.weareminka.com ••

Murt hold­ing event for dis­abled vets

State Rep. Tom Murt (R-152nd dist.) will be host­ing the Dis­abled Amer­ic­an Vet­er­ans’ Mo­bile Ser­vice Of­fice at his dis­trict of­fice, at 19 S. York Road in Hat­boro, on Fri­day, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dur­ing the event, DAV na­tion­al ser­vice of­ficers will be avail­able to edu­cate dis­abled vet­er­ans and their fam­il­ies on spe­cif­ic vet­er­ans’ be­ne­fits and ser­vices and as­sist with the com­ple­tion of re­quired ap­plic­a­tions.

No ap­point­ments are ne­ces­sary. Walk-ins will be ac­cep­ted. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-674-3755. ••

Play­ground renov­a­tion com­ple­tion delayed

Renov­a­tions of the play area at Lack­man Play­ground in Bustleton had been sched­uled to be com­pleted by early June, ac­cord­ing to Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill (R-10th dist.), who said they’ll now be fin­ished in Septem­ber.

The new date had to be set be­cause of weath­er delays and the need to have ac­cess to the play­ground for the sched­uled sum­mer camp. Work on the build­ing, park­ing lot and fen­cing will be­gin pri­or to the June 7 start of camp, the coun­cil­man stated in a news re­lease last week. After camp ends on Aug. 15, the play area will be com­pleted as soon as pos­sible.

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact the coun­cil­man’s of­fice at 1701 Bowl­er St., Room 562 City Hall or 11630 Car­oline Road. Call, 215-685-0432, 215-686-3422, or 215-437-9167. ••

RS­VP hon­ors Bern­stein

Todd Bern­stein, who foun­ded the na­tion’s first and largest Mar­tin Luth­er King Day of Ser­vice in Phil­adelphia and served as its dir­ect­or for 19 years, re­ceived the Com­munity Lead­er­ship Award from RS­VP Phil­adelphia. The award was presen­ted dur­ing RS­VP’s an­nu­al vo­lun­teer lunch­eon.

RS­VP’s headquar­ters are at the Klein JCC, at 10100 Jam­is­on Ave. The agency places people 55 and older in vari­ous set­tings for vo­lun­teer work.

Bern­stein was singled out for spe­cial re­cog­ni­tion for his com­mit­ment to pub­lic ser­vice and vo­lun­teer­ism.

Also honored were 850 vo­lun­teers, who con­trib­uted 55,000 hours of ser­vice to more than 100 non­profit agen­cies.

For ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion, con­tact Lisa Sand­ler at 267-345-7787 or email ls­and­ler@klein­jcc.org ••

Camp for stu­dents in Jen­k­in­town

Mo­tiv­a­tion­al speak­er, act­or and work­shop dir­ect­or Chris Seifert will bring his Lead­er­ship & Life Skills Camp for young stu­dents to Im­macu­late Con­cep­tion School in Jen­k­in­town from June 23-26.

The camp teaches les­sons and skills such as lead­er­ship, com­mu­nic­a­tion, and team build­ing. 

The Lead­er­ship & Life Skills Camp in Jen­k­in­town is open to any stu­dent en­ter­ing grades 5 through 9 in the fall. The cost to at­tend is $125. 

Oth­er as­pects of the camp in­clude les­sons in mo­tiv­a­tion and or­gan­iz­a­tion, a del­eg­ate-planned com­munity ser­vice activ­ity and a cul­min­at­ing team activ­ity on the fi­nal day.

For a re­gis­tra­tion form or for more in­form­a­tion, email seifertspeaks@gmail.com ••

You can reach at noreply@bsmphilly.com.

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