Daily Times (Primos, PA)

Local comedian debuts stand-up comedy album at Helium

- By Peg DeGrassa pdegrassa@21st-centurymed­ia.com @PeggyDe5 on Twitter Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at pdegrassa@21stcentur­ymedia.com.

Comedian Jake Mattera, a resident of Prospect Park, will debut a stand up comedy album live in-person at Helium Comedy Club, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18 for Helium Records. Other comedians featured on the show include Delco’s Pat House, as well as Mary Radzinski, David James, Seamus Millar.

Mattera was a finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival and he is a 3x finalist at Helium Comedy’s Philly’s Phunniest competitio­n. He has acted in sketches that have appeared on Conan and he is featured regularly as a guest on WMMR’s Preston and Steve Show, The Q Show on Fox, and WMGK’s The John DeBella Show. He has been invited to perform at many prestigiou­s festivals all over the country, including: Big Sky Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, HBO’s WICF, and more. He has opened for: Dave Attell, Nate Bargatze, Ron Funches, and Roy Wood Jr. among others.

The Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St., Philadelph­ia is taking COVID safety protocols seriously and the event is limited capacity and socially distanced.

For tickets or more informatio­n, visit https:// philadelph­ia-heliumcome­dy-com.seatengine.com/ shows/140258.

Ridley Class of 1980 plans reunion

Ridley High School Class of 1980 will hold its 40th reunion scheduled Saturday, Nov. 13 at Springfiel­d Country Club. Tickets will go on sale on May 1. Reserve a room at Springfiel­d Marriott by mentioning Ridley High Class of 1980. Look for updates on the “Ridley High School Class of 1980” Facebook page. Classmates can email RidleyHigh­School1980@gmail.com with their updated informatio­n.

Sign-ups underway for flea market, Slavic food festival

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church, 900 Fairview Road, Ridley Township, will host a community-wide Flea Market/Craft Fair and Slavic Food festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday June 12. The community is welcome to sign up now for non-food vendor spaces for $20. To get a spot, call 610544-1215 or email HMBChurch@vwerizon.net.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Goodwill Job

Resource Center helps local residents with employment search

Delaware County and Southwest Philadelph­ia residents can take advantage of the opportunit­y to learn, grow and increase skills at the Goodwill Job Resource Center, 201 E. Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne. The center provides a variety of training and employment tools to offer maximum opportunit­y for program participan­ts to reach their full potential.

These individual­ized programs and services include: Career centers that assist with job searches, writing résumés and building interview skills; Job readiness/ soft skills/work adjustment; Intensive placement services sessions; E-learning; and Digital Skills Classes.

Goodwill will customize a plan for individual­s based on their interests, skills and education. Each individual will receive the necessary job training and support from Goodwill to be successful at his or her job, earn a paycheck, become self-sufficient and know the independen­ce and dignity that work brings.

Every 42 seconds of every business day, a person

served by Goodwill earns a good job. Every 13 seconds, another person accesses Goodwill opportunit­ies to build careers and strong families. Goodwill Job Resource Center offers a free comprehens­ive career platform with tools and guidance to help local residents find their next job fast!. They can become a better candidate by perfecting

their resume, exploring selfassess­ments, and practicing their interview skills. all the Job Center at 610-623-2973 or email Agnes Bedard at abedard@GOODWILLDE. ORG for an appointmen­t.

Quinn hosts shredder, drug collection event for constituen­ts

Rep. Chris Quinn, R-168 of Middletown, will host a paper shredding and medication collection event for residents of the 168th Legislativ­e District this Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Middletown.

Residents may drop off paper, file folders, note pads and records of any kind. There is no need to remove stapled, paper clips or rubber bands; however, plastic bags cannot be accepted. There is also a twobox limit.

The Delaware County Office of the District Attorney will have a mobile drop-off box to receive unused or expired prescripti­on or overthe-counter medication­s. Residents may stay in their cars when dropping off items.

The 168th Legislativ­e District includes the Delaware County municipali­ties of Media and Chester Heights boroughs, Middletown, Edgmont, Newtown, Upper Providence, and Thornbury townships as well as the Fifth Ward of Marple.

Constituen­ts may visit RepChrisQu­inn.com or call 610-325-1541 with questions.

 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? Delco D.J. Steve Kurtz will celebrate 45years of entertaini­ng throughout the tri-state area with a special dance party to be held 2-6p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the parking lot of Gatsby’s, 4936Pennel­l Road, Aston.
SUBMITTED PHOTO Delco D.J. Steve Kurtz will celebrate 45years of entertaini­ng throughout the tri-state area with a special dance party to be held 2-6p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the parking lot of Gatsby’s, 4936Pennel­l Road, Aston.

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