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Comcast Cares Day at Wilson Middle School

More than 600 Comcast employees along with their friends and families and community members recently volunteered at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Castor Gardens as part of Comcast Cares Day.

Kids get their own art show

Tacony Academy Charter School student artists will have their own show until the end of the week at the Starboard Side Gallery & Studio inside the Portside Art Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave. It’s a first-time exhibition for the charter school’s students, said art teacher Amber Ganzelli. There will be about 17 works by the high school’s fine art students, she said, and more than 50 works from the 8th grade art elective pupils. All works were created this school year, and most are two-dimensional. A few sculptures and photos along with mixed-media and ceramic pieces will be on display.  Ganzelli reported Monday that there was a good turnout for the show’s opening last Friday. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’s no admission, but it’s best to call 215-427-1514 before going. ••

Religious Events: June 18, 2014

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310,

Local competitor going to Harrisburg

The National American Miss state pageant in Harrisburg on Aug. 9 and 10 will include a contestant from the Northeast — Marjani Hankins-Smith, daughter of Charina and Gerald. The 10-year-old Cedar Grove Christian Academy fourth-grader who lives near Welsh Road and the Boulevard will showcase her acting talents during the pageant, said her mom. Marjani likes sports, but she also studies dance at the Defino Sisters studio at Bustleton and Rhawn. ••

Phils partner with Catholic Charities

After a successful turnout last season, the Catholic Charities Appeal will partner again with the Philadelphia Phillies for Catholic Charities Night. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to the appeal.

Summer camp ready to begin

The Klein JCC summer camp will run from June 23 to Aug. 15.

Danny Craige Foundation honors three SMT grads

The Danny Craige Foundation last week presented three scholarships at the St. Martin of Tours Elementary School graduation awards ceremony.

Hamels donates to St. Jerome parish school

St. Jerome School in Holme Circle received a $10,000 Partners in Education Grant from The Hamels Foundation on May 30 to furnish and supply a STEM Lab for St. Jerome’s.

Phillie Phanatic to attend June 19 fundraiser

The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation is teaming with Rita’s Water Ice to celebrate the end of the school year — and the start of summer — while benefitting a great cause. The Blowout Bash: Scooping for Hearts will be on Thursday, June 19, starting at 6 p.m. at Rita’s original location, 3610 Bristol Pike, in Andalusia.