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Runners and walkers can still enter the 14th Annual Weight Watchers Tracey Birnhak 5K Hero Run & Walk, scheduled Sunday and benefiting the Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show Inc., to be held beginning at 10 a.m. at Memorial Hall (42d and Parkside Avenue). The event benefits The Hero Thrill Show, Inc., which raises funds to provide college scholarships to children of Philadelphia policemen and firefighters killed or disabled in the line of duty. Registration: $25. Forms and information: 215-686-1383 or


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100 years of traditions

Ohio House, an original structure from the U.S. Centennial Exhibition, this weekend will celebrate the legacy of that event. The Centennia will revive the occasion that brought millions to Philadelphia for, essentially, the first World's Fair. Ohio House operates under the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the festival's beneficiary. Mayor Michael Nutter is honorary chair of tonight's $100 preview reception (Belmont Avenue and Montgomery Drive). Admission: $6; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; free for children under 12 with an adult. Information: 215-877-4327,




Dollars for scholars

Hold on to Education will present its fourth annual scholarship event Saturday night at the Clarion Hotel (Route 70 near Route 295, Cherry Hill). G.C. Cameron, a former singer for the Temptations and Spinners, is scheduled to perform. Also scheduled to appear are the Palmer Jenkins Ensemble featuring Marilyn Marshall of Willingboro, Stephen Tirpak of Edgewater Park and entertainer Siddiq. Money raised will be used for student awards, scholarships and school supplies in underserved communities, according to the news release from TKM Productions. Advance tickets: $46. Reservations: 609-877-9352.


Break the silence

The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania will host a "Code of Silence" forum at 10 a.m. today "The Muted Truth: Philadelphia's Stop Snitching Crisis." Among the scheduled speakers are: Judge Renee Cardwell-Hughes of the Court of Common Pleas; Daniel Cariño, youth advocate, Congreso de Latinos Unidos; Andre Chin, program director, Institute for the Development of African American Youth; Darryl Coates, executive director, Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network; and Dorothy Johnson Speight, founder Mothers in Charge, moderator. The event is at WHYY public room (150 N. Sixth St.).