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Around the Neighborhood: November 1, 2021

Mark Recchi, who will be among those inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.

Take a trip to Caesars

Holy Innocents is running a casino trip to Caesars Atlantic City on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., and leave Caesars at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $35, due by Nov. 22. Guests will receive $15 in slot cash.

To reserve a seat or for more information, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. 

Attend Marine birthday party 

Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396, 2171 Wakeling St., will celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Parking is in the rear.

All are welcome. 

Bingo on Nov. 13

St. Michael’s Church, at Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having a bingo on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1-4 p.m.

Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Masks are required.

Call 215-423-0792. 

Parade grand marshal named

Pat’s Music Center will be the grand marshal for the 44th Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 21, at noon on Frankford Avenue.

Groups are welcome to march in the parade on foot or by creating their own family-friendly floats.

Anyone interested in marching in the parade can call Lisa Greco at 215-624-6667 or Donny Smith at 267-538-4668, or email info@thanksgivingparade.org

Amazon hiring for the holidays

Amazon announced it will be hiring more than 3,900 in the Philadelphia area for seasonal jobs.

The jobs have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts.

Jobs in Amazon’s operations network include stowing, picking, packing, shipping and delivering customer orders.

A local site is at 4219 Richmond St.

Go to www.amazon.com/apply

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Philadelphia-area residents to participate in the Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Nov. 13 at Citizens Bank Park.

Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit act.alz.org/Philadelphia.

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900. 

Hall of Fame ceremony at Rivers

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will hold an induction ceremony and dinner reception on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Rivers Casino’s Event Center, 1001 N. Delaware Ave.

The class consists of Bill Bradley (football), Bonnie Rosen (lacrosse), Charles “Kid” Keinath (football/basketball), Dallas Green (baseball), Gary Smith (Legacy of Excellence), Jim Katcavage (football), Larry Foust (basketball), Lew Tendler (boxing), Mark Recchi (hockey), Mike Teti (rowing), Olga Dorfner (swimming), Richard Hamilton (basketball), Seth Joyner (football), Yolanda Laney (basketball), “Zack” Clayton (basketball and boxing) and the 1947 Basketball Association of America-champion Philadelphia Warriors.

The emcee will be Joe DeCamara, of WIP.

The evening will also include a fundraising auction and an exhibit featuring Philadelphia sports memorabilia.

For tickets or more information, call 215-254-5049, Ext. 3 or visit https://www.philadelphiasportshalloffame.org/registration/

Shapiro should go

Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain, a Republican candidate for governor, is calling on the Philadelphia Inquirer to ask for the resignation of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat running for governor.

McSwain referenced a 2010 Inquirer editorial that called for Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett to resign while he ran for governor, citing a conflict of interest.

The Inquirer endorsed Democrat Dan Onorato in 2010, but he was defeated by Corbett. 

Pierogi Festival this weekend

The annual Pierogi Festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, 817 N. 7th St. (at Brown Street).

The menu will include traditional Eastern European food.

There will be outdoor dining, a beer garden under tents and live music.

Pickup and takeout food is available.

Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.

To pre-order or for more information, call 215-922-9671, visit stnicholaseoc.org/donate/pierogi or check out the church’s Facebook or Instagram pages. 

Christmas bazaar at Cannstatter

The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association will hold a Christmas bazaar on Nov. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The cost is $30 and includes food, live music, wine, beer, Christmas shopping, wood crafts, candles, Irish shops, pictures with Santa and raffles.

Vendor space is $40 per spot. Reserve by emailing WilliamIvers54@gmail.com

Donate food at AHCU

American Heritage Credit Union invites the community to take part in its Spirit of Giving Food Drive. All nonperishable food donations will be given out to various food pantries and food banks throughout the community to help families in need this holiday season.

The donations will be collected through Nov. 27 at all American Heritage branch locations. Nonperishable goods such as soups, canned meat and vegetables, rice and pasta are at a higher demand this time of year. 

Christmas at Post 396

Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396, 2171 Wakeling St., will host its annual Christmas party for members on Saturday, Dec. 18.

Doors open at noon, followed by activities from 1 to 3 p.m. Parking is in the rear.

Guests are asked to bring a wrapped gift for Santa Claus to distribute. 

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